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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, December 31, 1948
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D«C. 30, 1948 Mason City Giobe-Gaietle, Mason City, I». Truman Likely to Make Plea Again for Standby Controls Washington (ff)—President TV,,* ~ Washington W—President Tru- rnan apparently is determined to hold military costs next year to the lowest figure he considers safe m the present uneasy state of the world. He is said to be eager to avoid straining this country's production io a point where rationing and price controls would have to be ciamped back on. Request Forecast The president's advisers believe «r V f ? sk con S res s once again 5 * w £ ek f °r-standby controls. But they say that barring some gfe u J? ew world emergency you ?h?m± y ^ Can COUnt on S ettin S through the next year of huge foreign aid and rearmament programs without any new home front curbs actually in force. The question of controls arises because everything this nation does abroad has its effects at home. It works the other way around, too. And as chief of both domestic and foreign policy Mr. Truman has to worry simultaneously about the cookstove for your kitchen and the combat tank for France. Steel Shortage If he has to make too many tanks to rearm France or for the American army, there might not be enough steel left to make cook- stoves. Then he would face the question: should he reduce the number of tanks or the number of cookstoves? And if there are too few stoves, who gets them? That sort of thing leads to rationing and price controls. No Confidence in Soldier Motormen Yokohama, (/P) — Playful U. S. soldiers have got to quit playing motorman on Yokohama's rickety old trolley cars. The provost marshal cracked down Wednesday with an order forbidding it. The reason: It makes the Japanese passengers nervous and they all get off at the next stop when a GI grabs the controls and "guns" the groaning old rattletraps. $30,000 Worth of Jewelry Stolen Palm Springs, Cal., (—Oil Executive William H. Doheny of West Los Angeles, grandson of the late oil millionaire Edward L. Doheny, reported to police Thursday that a burglar broke into his hotel bungalow and took $30,000 worth of jewelry. Police Chief August Kattmann said it was the biggest jewel robbery in the history of this luxurious desert community. He said the robber jumped a fence and jimmied 2 French doors to break into the bungalow. Doheny and his wife, Onnalee, discovered the theft when they returned to their apartment after midnight. RITES SCHEDULED Nora Springs—Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Drahiem, Rock Falls, who died at a Mason City hospital Wednesday, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Lutheran church in Nora Springs. Sheckler's funeral home is in charge of arrangements. General Mills Chairman Wed to Countess Minneapolis, (U.R) — Harry A. Bullis, a former millhand who climbed the ladder to board chairman of General Mills, Inc., Thursday began his honeymoon with a Polish countess who became his housekeeper after surviving the nazi occupation* of her country. Bullis, who is 58, married the 54-year-old Countess Maria Smor- czewska, formerly of Warsaw, in Hennepin Avenue Methodist church Wednesday night. About 20 close friends and relatives of the bride and groom were present as Bishop Richard C. Raines performed the ceremony. The couple planned a brief honeymoon at an undisclosed resort. Later they will make their home at Bullis' mansion here on Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis' most idyllic lake. The attractive, dark-eyed bride was an extensive landowner in Poland before the war. The nazis confiscated her property when they overran the country in 1940 and the countess fled to Warsaw where she became an underground courier in a working district. Blood cells are so small that 60,600 could be placed on a pinhead, the World Book Encyclopedia says. Many Legislators in Favor of Preferential Primaries FEARING CHIANG FALL, CHINESE MOB SHANGHAI BANK—Fearing thek'money will be worthless if the Chiang government falls, Chinese mob a Shanghai bank to exchange papei* and silver for gold. Mounted police try to keep riot in check. Leading the Style Parade PERSONALITY GLASSES Correctly styled glasses, carefully fitted to conform with your facial contours, will add confidence to your personality. Modern styles await your selection. Have your eyes examined today! Your Eyes Are Dear Check Once A Year! HELZBERG'S a*. GLASSES ON CREDIT 50c A WEEK Are The Boom Employment Days Coming to An End? The very best authorities on employment are predicting that the end of the golden days of quick, easy jobs lies only a short way ahead, l.f this prediction comes true, the very first to be affected will be the poorly trained. A change in conditions need not affect you at all. Our Employment Department has been urged for over a year to recommend GRADUATES ONLY, and every graduate has had a choice of two or three to as many as a dozen excellent positions. Prepare yourself more carefully and completely, and changing conditions will be no challenge to you. The MID-WINTER TERM opens January 3. No matter what type of position you would like to have, or where you would like to be employed, the key to your future success and happiness is "better-than-average" training. Commerce MASON CITY, IOWA Drownings in State Show Increase Des Moines, (/P)—Two more drownings last month brought this year's toll in Iowa to 75, compared with 64 for all of last year, the state health department reported Thursday. Records of the department's vital statistics division showed a one-year-old boy drowned last month in a stock tank, and a young man, 18, drowned in a river when a boat overturned. The greatest number of water deaths in Iowa for any of the months past this year was 19 in July. There were 17 in August and 10 in June. Thus nearly two- thirds of the drownings in the first 11 months this year occurred in the swimming and boating season. Does Everything 1 Possible The state conservation commission said it was doing everything possible to prevent water deaths. It added that its representatives had made 34 rescues this year. The commission is planning for 1949 in 2 fields. A water safety school will be held in Fort Dodge Feb. 7 to 11. It will be attended by about 30 commission employes. They will be qualified as water safety instructors. They then will train other commission personnel. Also, the commission is asking the 1949 legislature for $9,200 to expand its river rescue service. The service operates only in times of floods. One such unit now is stationed in Des Moines. Other Units The expansion program contemplates establishing other units at Hamburg and Oakville. The commission operates patrol boats, either full time or part time, on 6 state lakes, as one of Its principal safety measures. "But we can't seem to stop drownings entirely," said V. W. Flickinger, chief of the commission's lands and waters division. "Actually, about 90 per cent of the drownings are the result of downright carelessness." Forrestal Urges Military Aid to Combat Communism (Editors Note: This is another in a series of stories on prospective legislation in the coming general assembly.) By GERALD BOGAN Iowa Daily Press Writer Des Moines—(IDPA)— There is a strong sentiment among Iowa legislators for a presidential preferential primary in Iowa, an Iowa Daily Press association survey sho\vs. The IDPA survey did not ask the legislators to name any particular type of preferential primary. Houso members favored 4 to 1 some type of machinery by which the voters could signify their preference at the polls, while the senate returns showed a 2 to 1 vote for such a plan. ' Results showed 50 house members in favor, 12 against, 13 with no answer and one undecided. Among the senators, 17 favored, 8 were against, one undecided and one did not answer the question. Governor - elect William S. Beardsley and state GOP chairman Whitney Gillilland have endorsed such a move. Democratic state chairman Jake More disapproves of such a plan. In 13 States There now are some 13 states which have some type of preferential primary whereby the voters of each major party signify their choice of presidential aspirants. Iowa had a preferential primary only once, in the 1916 campaign, in which the voters indicated their preference for presidential candi- Henry Ford Optimistic About 1949 Detroit, (fP) —Optimism is expressed by Henry Ford II in his year-end statement. The Ford motor company president said Thursday conditions indicate a buyers' market is not far away and. he added that his company would welcome this. The automobile company executive pointed out that Ford redesigned its products this year with an eye to coming competition in a buyers' market. "It's going to take a buyers' market and tough competitive selling to give Ford the sales leadership we are after," Ford said. Washington, (/P) —Secretary of Defense Forrestal Wednesday night urged military aid to noncommunist Europe, even though the cost may "necessitate hard decisions by our people." He also laid down a program to bring greater harmony aniong the often quarreling U. S. armed sex-vices. Among other things he recommended that the secretary of defense's authority be strengthened, and that he be provided with an undersecretary to take over when he is absent. In his annual report to President Truman, Forrestal also urged a universal military training law, to become effective when the draft is no longer required. Turning to another subject, Forrestal said he agrees with a newspaper advisory group that "in peacetime no type of censorship is workable or desirable." The defense chief set forth his recommendations in the first annual report by the national military establishment to President Truman. The document was written against the background of the first 15 months of operation of the unified defense system. Forrestal said he was "able to report that the state of the national military establishment is sound," that militarily the nation "is less vulnerable today than .it was in September 1947," when the unification law became effective. End Inquiry on Wrist-Slashing Poughkeepsie, N. Y., (/P)—The Dutchess county district attorney ended his investigation Wednesday of the wrist-slashing of Faye Emerson Roosevelt, actress wife of Elliott Roosevelt, declaring "there has been no violation of the law." District Attorney W. Vincent Grady made the announcement after a conference with the late president's son. dates party and elected conventions. delegates to Some states On the Radio Beam THURSDAY NIGHT NETWOBK HIGHLIGHTS ABC—7:00 Abbott and Costtllo; 7:M Revere Camera Joe Staffer*; >:•• Personal Autograph; 8:30 Oir .!•• Is Manhattan; 9:00 ChlU'i World; 9:30 We Care; »:45 HarrlMa W*««. CBS—>i:30 Bob Crosby'i Clnb IS: 6:45 Edward K. Murrow With the News; 7:00 The F. B. I.; 7:30 Ur Keen; 8:00 Suspense; 8:3* Crlmi, Photographer; 9:00 Hallmark Playhouse. MBS—7:00 Name et That Song; 7:M Better Half; 8:00 Gabriel Healter; 8:34) Mysterious Traveler; 9:00 T k 1 • Man. NBC—7:00 Aldrlch Family; 7:W Barns and Allen; 8:00 Muile Hall; »:S» Variety Show; 9:0« Scree* OuUd Theater; 9:30 Fred Waring. Coe's Band to Play at Inauguration Cedar Rapids, (U.R)—Coe college said Thursday its 45-piece band will be the only Iowa band at the inauguration of President Truman Jan. 20. The Coe organization has marched past the white house in 3 previous inaugurals, believed to be a record (for any college west of the Allegheny mountains. Coe will be under direction of Stanley Vesely, who also was director of the band for the inaugurals of 1929, 1933, and 1937. The selection was ^announced Thursday by Maj. William San- telmann, director of the U. S. marine band and chairman of the inaugural band committee. Craft Lands With Pilot Unconscious Faribault, Minn., (U.R) —Pilot James De Grood's 3 passengers agreed Thursday that "God must have been the co-pilot" of their plane which landed Degrood became ill out." itself after and passed The men had just taken off on a pleasure trip in the 4-passenger Stinson Voyager plane when the 20 year old Faribault pilot became ill and fainted. The plane was 200 feet above the earth. The other men opened a window and the cold air revived him. De Grood nosed the ship toward an ice-covered lake just before he lost consciousness again. The plane brought itself down on an even keel, and taxied 50 feet along the ice with a foot of snow gradually cutting its speed. Then it nosed against the shore with a sharp impact. Amos Alonzo Stagg has been coaching football for 58 years. Armed Robber Beats Wife of Admiral Los Angeles, (/P) — A gunman Thursday pistol-whipped the wife of Vice Adm. Howard K. Kingman, USN (retired), after she slapped his face during a robbery attempt. Police said Mrs. Kingman and her husband were about to enter their car, parked in the downtown section, when another car with 3 men drove up. One of the trio, flashing a gun, got out and tried to rob the couple. "Why you infamous pup," Mrs. Kingman exclaimed and slapped the gunman in the face. This so maddened him, she told police, that he slugged her about the arms and face with his gun. The trio then fled with no loot. Mrs. Kingman was treated for bruises. Admiral Kingman was wartime commander of the Panama sea frontier and later of battleship division 9 of the famed 3rd fleet. In November of 1945, he relieved Fleet Admiral William Talsey as commander of the 3rd fleet. merely elect delegates to the national party conventions in some cases pledged to support a particular candidate. In those states the names of the presidential aspirants do not appear on the ballot, only the names of those seeking to be delegates. In many states where the names of the presidential aspirants appear on the ballots the delegates chosen to represent the state at party conventions are required to support the winner either on the first ballot alone or on the first and later ballots. The move for a preferential primary system in Iowa arose following the national conventions when many republicans in the state believed the sentiment in Iowa was for Harold Stassen, although Thomas Dewey received the majority of votes on the 2nd ballot. There is strong feeling in some quarters that selection of delegates by convention without a mandate from the voters leaves too much authority in the hands of the "political machine" without regard to the sentiment of the voters. Name in Primary Some states require that the aspirant must give his consent, before the name can be placed on the primary ballot. Nebraska, however, does not make this requirement and republican voters in that state were permitted to vote for any of the candidates, either announced or un-announced, prior to the national conventions. Most party leaders believe that only voters of the respective parties should help select the candidates, but one representative suggested that such a plan be "by a direct vote of all voters.' 1 If the legislature decides to amend the primary election law to provide for a presidential preference vote the members have several different methods from which to choose. Legislators Have to Pay Own Postage Des Moines, (U.R)—If Iowa's 1949 legislators want to send their mai at state expense, they'll have to pass a law to that effect. A. C. Gustafson, chief clerk o the house of representatives, *r- gued that legislators are state officers in the state capital, and thus should be able to send their mail free. The attorney general's office, however, held that legislators are not administrative officials and are in the capital only during the session. He said they'll have to buy their own stamps during the session convening Jan. 10—unless they enact a measure covering postage. This is somethnig previous legislatures have not done. * Mystery Thriller ... (7 p.m.) A forgotten hotel room key provides the only clue to the identity of a bank robber in "The Face Lifting" on "F. B. L in Peace and War." * Mr. Keen . . . (7:30 p.m.) Bennett Kilpack, playing the part of "Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons," is asked to investigate "The Blue Dust Murder Case." To Return to Iowa on Counterfeit Charges Kansas City, (/P)—A w irrant has been issued for the return to Des Moines of Charles (Harry) Harrison, 57, of near Kansas City, charged with passing counterfeit $20 bills in Clarinda, Red Oak and Creston, Iowa. Federal Judge Albert L. Reeves Wednesday issued the warrant for his return to Iowa. Harrison has been held in the county jail here in lieu of $5,000 bond. Secret service agents arrested him here last week. Good Listening On K'SMN DISPENSED FROM LAW Dubuque, (/P) —The Most Rev. Henry P. Rohlman, archbishop of Dubuque, has dispensed all Catholics in the archdiocese from the law of abstinence Friday, beginning at noon on the eve of New Year's day. New Canal in Mexico Is Proposed Madison, Wis., (U.R)—A geographer Wednesday proposed that a canal be built in lower Mexico to provide another waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. William H. Hobbs, University of Michigan emeritus professor, said "the time has arrived to provide a canal of greater capacity and less vulnerability than the Panama Canal." Hobbs, in a speech to a Nat i o n a 1 Geographers convention here, said the Panama Canal is vulnerable to modern war planes and will soon be unable to meet the demands of interocean commerce without delaying shipping. A committee of engineers, appointed by congress to study the problem, last year recommended that the Panama Canal be converted :o a sea-level canal. Hobbs said that a combined open ditch and tunnel sea-level canal across the Tehuantepec isthmus in lower Mexico, about 1,000 miles north of Panama, would be much less vulnerable and cost no more. The new canal, as planned by Hobbs, would run from the Gulf at Puerto Mexico to the Pacific at th Loguna Inferiore. ton A w«ns Dtai 1010 Friday A.M. 7:80 Musical TNT, Outlet Store 7:45 Musical TNT 8:00 News, "Chuck" Lennan Bakery 8:15 Musical TNT, Iowa Shoe Brokerage 8:30 Musical TNT, B. F. Goodrich Co. 8:45 Musical TNT 0:00 Musical TNT, Raizes Dept. Store 0:15 Musical TNT, Clear Lake Bakery 9:30 The Four Knights 9:45 Airlane Melodies 10:00 News 10:05 Algona Hour 11:00 Kitchen Kwlz Ktnb, ftutt Baking 11:15 Music For the Mrs. 11:30 Farty Line, Gamble Stores Friday P. M. 12:00 Noonday Serenade 13:10 U. F. Commentary, Laplner Motor 12:15 News, Iowa Hardware Mutuals 12:30 Rural Roundup 12:45 Rural Roundup, Harold Motors, Inc. 1:00 Charles City Hour :i:00 ISritt Hour S:HO Iowa Falls On the Air 3:00 News 3:05 Iowa Falls On the Air (Continued) 3:15~P!pes of Melody 3:30 Guest Star 3:45 Requestfully Yours 4:45 Sign Ot£ ... (8 p.m.) Jack Benny payi a visit to "Suspense," when William Bendix (above), versatile motion picture star, heads the cast in "Break-Up," a story by Thomas Walsh. if Crime Photographer . . . (8:30 p.m.) Lensman Casey and Girl Reporter Ann Williams plan a quiet evening at the Bluo Note Cafe, but a guest there insists that the 2 news folk "Meet the Wife," which leads to an exciting adventure with the police. * Herbert Marshall Stars ... (9 p.m.) Herbert Marshall stars in a radio adaptation of James Hilton's universally popular novel, "Lost Horizon," on "Hallmark Playhouse." tkr Hilltop House . . . (4:30 p.m. - Mon. - Fri.) Can she be a career-woman and a good wife at the same time? Listen to "Hilltop Hoqse," the fascinating series brought to you every week-day. AP Wlrephoto LABOR LEADERS VISIT PRESIDENT—First callers at the white house Wednesday afternoon after President Truman's return from his Christmas holiday in Missouri were labor leaders. Talking on the steps after the call are (left to right) Arthur Goldberg, Steelworkers general counsel; James B. Carey, CIO secretary-treasurer; Philip Murray, CIO president; Jacob Potofsky, Clothing Workers' president, and Emil Rieve, CIO vice president. v Rita Haywort'n and Aly Khan in Paris Paris, (/P) — Movie Actress Rita Haywprth and Prince Aly? Khan flew into Paris Wednesday—and apparently they intend to stay for a while. Before leaving London the prince said they were going to Switzerland. However, when the plane landed at Le Bourget field, airport workers said no preparations were being made for a takeoff. Winston Churchill Arrives on Riviera Cannes, France, (fP) —Winston Churchill arrived at Monte Carlo Wednesday with Mrs. Churchill and their daughter, Sarah. The wartime prime minister of Great Britain will remain for 3 I weeks on the Riviera. Daily Schedule for KGLO + KGLO-FM Thursday P. M. 4:00 1430 Club 4: :r> The Story Lady 5:00 Adventure Parade 5:15 Superman , 5:30 Ci-itain Midnight 5:45 Tom Mix 6:00 'Milton I.ewli. Jr.. New* 6:15 Sports Hl-Lites 6:30 Your Vet Reporter 6:45 Hospitality Time 1:00 Reflections In Melody 7:55 Hy 'iardner Says: 8:00 Gabriel Heatter 8:15 Mutual Ncwsreel 8:30 Ersklne Johnson's Hollywood Story 8:55 Bill Henry, News B:(|0 Adventures at the Thin Man 9:30 Ray Bloch Presents 10:00 News 10:15 Basketball: low* T.I. St. M»ry'» (Cal.) 11:00 Buddy DeVlto's Orchestra 11:30 Lawrence Welk's Orchestra 11:45 Orrin Tucker's Orchestra 11:55 News 12:00 Sign Off Friday A.M. 6:00 Farm Frolic Time 6:15 Jerry Smith 6:1(0 News and Marketn 6:40 Farm Frolic Time •7:00 New» 7:15 Moments of Devotion 7:40 Reveille Rhythms 8:00 News 8:J5 Tell Your Neighbor 8:30 Poole's Paradise 8:55 Today In History 3:00 Lady Next Door 9:15 Faith In Our Time 9:30 Kitchen Klatter 9:45 Waltz Time 10:00 Passing Parade 10:15 Fashions In Rhythm 10:30 Gabriel Heatter's Mallbar 10:45 Lanny Ross Show 11:00 Kate Smllh Speak* 11:15 Kate Smith Singi 11:30 JLunchtime Serenade Friday P. M. 12:00 Newi 12:15 Mid-Day Review 12:30 Radio Farm Journal 1:00 Queen For A Day 1:30 Llnten Ladlei 1:45 The Little Show 2:15 Grain Reporter 2:20 New* 2:30 Ballroom In The Sky 3:00 TtiR Happy Gang 3:30 .T-VW Club Thursday P. M. 5:00 Hob Clausen Shoiw 5-.SU Herb Shrlner Show, Miles Laboratories, CBS 5:4fl Sports Camera, Mason City Glob«- Gaxettr 0:00 News, P. G. & E. <Kew) 6:15 Postmark Mason City, Maion City Chamber of Commerce 6:80 Club 15, Campbell Soups,'CBS 6:45 News, Edward R. Marrow, Camp* bell Soups, CBS 7:00 The F. B. I. In Peace and War, Proctor A Gamble, CBS 7:30 Mr. Keen, Tracer of Loit Person*, Whitehall Pharmaoal Co., CBS 8:00 Suspense, Auto-Lite Corp., CBS 8:30 Crime Photographer, Ton! Co., CBS 9:00 Hallmark Playhouse, Hallmark Cards, CBS 9:30 Modern Concert Hall 10:00 News, Vance Music Co. (Kew) ](I:1S Friendly Time, Grain Belt Beer 10:30 Moonlight Memoirs 11:00 News, CBS 11:05 Chuck Foster's Orchestra, CBS 11:30 Blue Barton's Orchestra, CBS 12:00 News, CBS Friday A.M. 6:00 News fi:10 Morning Rouser G:30 Farm Reporter, State Brand Cream* cries, Inc. (Hilton) 6:15 Newn (Harrer) 7:00 Rhythm Roundup, Zenor Motor C». 7:15 On the Farm, Allis-Chalmeri 7:30 Keep Time with Damon* 8:15 Holsum Headlines, Holsom Breatl (Hosbal) 8:30 Yesterday's Music, Cool Sprint; Canning Co. 8:15 Today In Osa«e 8:00 Bible Broadcast, Radio Chapel l):15 Clear Lake On the Air 9:30 Coffee Time with Doue 9:45 Kitchen Club, Perfex 10:00 News Digest, Jacob E. Decker anil Sons (K«w> 10:15 "Tater" Quiz, Hlland Potato Chips 10:30 Grand Slam, Wonder Bread, CBS 10:45 Mid-Morning Varieties 11:00 Wendy Warren, General Foods, CBS 11:15 Betsy Ross Serenade, Pfaff Baking Company 11:30 Home Town News, N»sh Coffee C». (Iloshal) 11:45 Harvester Honk-Dp Time, International Harvester Co. Friday P. M. 12:00 Today's Markets 12:05 The Man On the Street, Fritchari Motor Co. IS':1.% Noon Roundup, Curries' 12:30 News, Osco Drug (Hilton) 12:45 Farm and Home Toplo Time, St. Paul Livestock Market 1:00 The Second Mrs. Burton, General Foods, CBS 1:15 The Friendly Philosopher, Marshall and Swift 1:30 This Is Nora Drake. T«»l C«., CBS 1:45 Mystery Melody Gam* 3:00 Arthur Godfrey Time, Chesterfield Clgarett, CBS $:M G. t. House Party, General Kloctrio Co.. CBS 2:55 News, Holsura Bread 3:00 Hint Hunt, Armour * C»., CBS 3:25 Spotlight On a Star 3:39 Your Locky Strike, Lucky Strlko Clgarels, CBS 4:00 Arthur Godfrey Time, Nablseo, CBS 4:15 Arthur Godfrey Time, OftU Seal Wax, CBS 4:36 Hilltop House, Miles Lak*r»Uri<ML CBS 4:45 KGLO Forum V

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