Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 27, 1948 · Page 26
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 26

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1948
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~»w>M»!B^iW*W»Wif^^ f Report Farmer n Russia Celebrates Birthday agency Tass (a>) ™ S i >vi8t news Thurs ^ay an Az- children, TassM^^ 1 grand - tun Mrs. Chambers Is Cleared in Traffic Death Baltimore, (U.R)—Mrs. Whittaker Chambers, wife of the central figure in the communist spy case has been cleared of negligence in the automobile death of an elderly woman pedestrian. Magistrate Reuben Caplan ruled Wednesday there was no evidence that Mrs. Chambers was criminally responsible for "causing the death" of Mrs. Maggie Thomas, 70. Mrs. Thomas died at a hospital Friday night, a few hours after being struck by the Chambers car. At the time of the mishap, Mrs Chambers was on her way to the Baltimore railroad station to meet her husband who was returning from New York. Most active U. S. eonters tor lightning are Vicksburg, Miss Tampa, Fla., and Sante Fe, N' Mex , which average from 60 to thunderstorm days a year Bright as the stars are our wishes for your Christmas joy ... a New Year of content. H. C. DETERMAN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 320 First S. W. greet you with a MERRY CHRISTMAS Kellum Upholstering Co, 525 So. President PHONE 1391 <m^&^ ASSOCIATED BUILDERS, Inc. BUILDERS OF FINE HOMES 309 First National Bank BIdg. Our cheeriest Yuletide sentiments harmonize with the merry notes oi Christmas bells as they ring out—Joy to the world and Happiness to all. R. L. BAILEY AGENCY MANAGER BANKERS LIFE COMPANY 808-19 Brick <fe Tile Building W^^w^n^^^. PARTY AT HOLLYWOOD-Attending a luncheon after work on a picture they made D n : Barr ymore, Director Robert Siodmak, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Yule Tree Has Cold War Role Russians Use Them as Bait for West Berlin Berlin, (#)—The Christmas tree is likely to be ammunition in Russia's cold war with the west in this blockaded city. The people are crazy about Christmas trees. The Russians can bring them in from their surrounding occupation zone. The only way the western powers can bring them in over the soviet blockade to western Berlin is via the airlift. But the airlift is crowded to capacity with more important things. Thus for many western Berlin families this may be a mistletoe intead of a Christmas tree Christmas. A fir branch hauled in from a suburban forest may decorate the mantel and substitute for a tree. Or a little artificial tree may be erected in the home. Western Routes Closed In previous years of the occupation the 4 powers co-operated to bring in Christmas trees to this battered city in quantity to provide one for every family with children. They came from the Russian occupation zone and the British zone in western Germany. They were brought in by railroad and trucks from the west. Now those avenues are closed. However, the routes from the Russian zone are open. Over them will come, according to announcements in the soviet-controlled press, some 350,000 trees. These are scheduled for distribution to the million inhabitants of the Russian sector of the city. But wise western Berliners figure there will be an overflow that will come into western Berlin—especially if western currency is offered ior them in the black market. Although the Russians have declared western marks illegal, even the Germans of the soviet sector want to get their hands on the coveted money at premium rates. Trees Become Bait Western authorities also expect that the Russians will offer Christmas trees to western Berlin non- communists as bait to come into :he soviet sector of the city to reg- ster for rations. Previous attempts :o win over the people of the U. S., British and French sectors of ;he city were made with food and fuel rations, but with only scant success. It is expected, however, there won't be nearly enough trees to go around. So the U. S. army's German Youth Administration is planning community Christmas parties for 70,000 German children in the American sector of the city. About $17,000 and large contributions of sweets and other articles are being collected for this purpose from the American population. In addition, the airlift is expected to bring in enough trees for :hurch and community celebrations in the blockaded two-thirds of the city. The first railroads were built in England in the 17th and 18th centuries to carry coal in wagons drawn by horses. LIGHTS UP—Philosopher Bertrand Russell pauses to light his pipe at reception in his honor in Berlin. He lectured at the British Information Center in the German capital. More Than Half of All Working Girls Married Washington, (U.R) — More than half of the nation's working girls are married, according to a census bureau survey. The study, made in April, showed that about 58 per cent of all working women were married, as compared with a prewar figure of only 42 per cent. Mason City Dyers & Cleaners 1401 North Federal Phone 396 May this Christmas message of Peace and Cheer Bring you lasting happiness throughout the Year[ SHIPLEY PRINTING CO. TOM KRUMBHOLZ GEORGE E. GUERTiN Federal at First Street N. E. tu Teelin f We cherish the thought of the fine associations that have been ours . . . and take this means of expressing our heartfelt appreciation for your friendship. I. GINDLER AND FAMILY for FEDERAL CLOTHES SHOP 115 South Federal conteutmentofa.ou'-i E R A L H PAUL D.McAULEY.DJrKtor MASON CITY, IOWA • PHONI 611 PROFIT BY USING THE G-G WANT ADS! Fear 26 Dead in Greek Air Crash Athens, (U.R) — Greek military authorities reported Thursday that a missing Czech airliner with from 24 to 26 persons aboard had been found wrecked and burned in the Taigetos mountains of the Greek Peloponnesus and that all aboard were feared dead. The plane reportedly was carrying from 19 to 21 passengers and a crew of 5. Eleven of the passengers were reported to be Jewish refugees from Prague, Czechoslovakia, enroute to take up permanent residence in Israel. Every year 800,000 Americans join the ranks of the physically disabled. The New York Univer- city Bellevue Medical Center is developing new methods to help the disabled to live to the hilt of their capabilities. MERRY CHRISTMAS Dr. E. C. Martin CHIROPODIST 316 First National Bank Blrtg. May Yuletide blessings remain with you long after the day has pdssed. LILLIAN REID'S MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC STUDIO Phone 676 Mason City From TOM BETTY JUANITA MARGARET SANDY and ARNOLD at the DOWNY FLAKE DONUT SHOP 24 East State Operator Worried by Sounds From Phone Verona, N. J,, (£>) — A worried telephone operator Wednesday told police she heard "unearthly sounds" coming from a phone in a private home. Police hastened to the address. A householder told them an ex- tension phone next to his bed wti off the hook. "I must have been snoring," he added sheepishly. Hyssop, a garden herb with an aromatic bitter taste, once was used in the treatment of pulmon- ( ary and catarrhal trouble and also' as as external application to bruises and swellings. GREETINGS ZACK BROS. ELECTRICAL COMPANY Phone 977 306 Second Street S. W. Jlfcrrg Christmas SNELL SUPER SERVICE Complete Tire / Battery and Greasing Service LEWIE, LEIN, BARNEY, PAUL AND BOB Experienced Service at the Corner of Fifth and North Federal Avenue To all our friends both .old and new .. , > THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP 9 EAST STATE STREET VV. B. Casey W. B. McGrane, Mfcr. w^tce^te^ie^xwec***********^ OLIDAY HEETIMDS To everyone whom we are privileged to call "friend and neighbor" go our heartfelt ex- pressions of the Season's joyous sentiments. The Directors— Officers and Entire Personnel of the U H B NITED rlOME DANK & TRUST CO. -Sr Membrr Federal Reserve System OWNED AND OPERATED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS MASON CITY'S ONLY HOME OWNED BANK

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