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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1948
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NORTH IOWA'S D AILY PAPER This Paper Consist, of Two Sections-Section On. Living Costs in Fall for 2nd Month Labor Department Reports Drop in Food Price Index Washington, (U.R) — Lower food prices forced the cost of living eight-tenths of 1 per cent down at of Sf- T «,» ATT . OI 5J* EY —Leo F. Laughren (right) Vi oC. JjOlUS Was 111 CGflflV T?lrn 1 "W/ 1 i v j --*5"<v — Jl. Goodrich,, father-ta-law of Dr. Eutledge, Dr. Rutledge Not to Fight Extradition Cedar Rapids, (7P)—Dr. Robert C-. Rutledge will surrender to Linn county authorities as soon as he is physically able to stand incarceration in Cedar Rapids, his attorney told the Cedar Rapids Gazette Wednesday night. Rutledge is charged with first degree murder in the death ol Byron C. Hattman, 29-year-old St. Louis instrument designer, in a Cedar Rapids hotel Dec. 14. Dr. T . regarding- the i -Linn county Attorney Wil- the meeting. Dr. Howard ——— _ Rep. Jensen to Offer Bill to Hike Farm Price Support Rutledge now is free bond in St. Louis. on $5,000 "Dr. Rutledge is perfectly willing to come to Cedar Rapids as soon as he is advised by his physicians that his life will not be jeopardized by confinement" Leo F. Laughren, Rutledge's attorney, said. "He will not fight extradition. He is ready to stand speedy trial." Arabs, Jews Clash Again Fighting Breaks Out Along Negev Front Tel Aviv, Israel, (#>)—Fighting broke out Thursday between Jewish and Egyptian forces along the Negev front. Both air and ground forces were reported involved, shattering hopes for armistice talks soon between the 2 nations. The Negev is the southern desert area of Palestine. It was assigned to Jews under the United Nations partition plan of 1947. An Israeli October offensive drove back Egyptian troops astride roads into the area and a brigade of Egyptians was bottled up at Faluja. (Israel notified the United Nations Dec. 10 she was ready to negotiate a step by step release of the Faluja garrison, and to discuss demarcation lines throughout the area.) The clashes began late Wednesday night between infantry and some armored^forces in the vicinity of Nirim, a Jewish settlement within sight of Mount Sinai and about 12 miles east of the Egyptian frontier base at Rafah, an Israeli military spokesman said. Former Nazi Sentenced to Life in Jail Prague, Czechoslovakia, (/P) Dr. Walter Bertsch, the German minister of economy in occupied Czechoslovakia who once sent al 20-years-olds to Germany to work in war factories, was sentenced to a life term in prison Thursday By Bertsch's edict, all boys and girls born in 1924, were ordered transferred to Germany in 1944 to work at forced labor in industry About 300,000 were thus transferred. Only the healthy escaped. obviously un- Bertsch was also convicted of directing transactions which robbed the Czechoslovak National bank of 152 billion crowns ($3,040,000,000) and transferring Czech assets to German hands by forced sales for cheap marks. A special people's court was set up to try Bertsch, who was captured in Prague during the liberation and has been in prison since. Gov. Blue Given Deep Freeze Unit Des Moines, (XP)—A huge deep freeze unit was hauled into Gov Robert D. Blue's office Thursday, the Christmas gift to him by officials and employes of departments under his jurisdiction. The officials and employes also have a gift for Gov.-Elect William S. Beardsiey—a set of luggage. The governor and governor- elect were guests of the state executive council office staff at a luncheon Thursday noon Elsewhere in the statehouse, Christmas gifts to elective officials from their employes began to show up. Airplane Hits Automobile, Woman Injured Indianapolis, (U.R) — Only one person was injured seriously when a national guard fighter plane struck an automobile filled with children enroute home from a Christmas party. Mrs. George Albrecht, 38, driver of the car, was in critical condition. The plane's pilot, Lt. Victor A. Kelly, 24, was treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital. Seven children and 2 other adults in the car also suffered minor injuries. The children were on their way home from a church Christmas party when the accident occurred. State police said the plane hit a tree-top while trying to land, struck the moving car, and smashed into a fence. Rain is formed by the further condensation of the moisture a cloud. in con- Washington, (XP)_-A midwestern repubhcan joined a Dixie democrat Thursday in a move to jack up the farm price props which were lowered by the 80th gress. Rep Jensen (R-Iowa) said he J n« ffer a bil1 to re P eal th e 60 to 90 per cent sliding supports provided in the new farm law and keep the props under basic- crops at a flat 90 per cent of parity as at present. Earlier, Rep. Cooley (D-N car.-, who is slated to head the house agriculture committee in January, predicted the law will be amended. He told reporters the flexible support program "helps the farmer most when he needs It was the 2nd consecutive month m which living costs had lallen. Slight declines in prices of clothing and house furnishings and a substantial" slump in food prices were "primarily responsible" for the overall drop in the cost of living, the department said Only rents, fuel and a few miscellaneous items rose in price last month. They showed only slight increases. As of Nov. 15, the department said, living costs were 4.4 per cent above mid-November, 1947 and 29.2 per cent higher than June, 1946, when most price controls were scrapped. Food prices alone fell nearly 2 per cent between mid-October and mid-November. It was the 4th consecutive month of lower food prices and since food is the biggest single item in the family budget the drop is enough to offset slight increases in other living essentials. Would Threaten Dutch UN Ouster 1318 GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED ... Globe-Gazette ana KGLO News Staffs Joan Freddie, Clear Lake ......'.'.' Gwen, Jerry Joel Billy Starks '..'.'.'.'"."' Brotherhood of Painters, 'becol rators and Paperhanners Cerro Gordo Bakery The "Utter" Cans, Decker's " Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid E. K., Mason City Bolero Lunch .......' Tt. W. Tapagcr Household Furnishings Mrs. W. F. Wahrer $2,000.00 ?1,922.93 15.00 5.00 S.OO 1.01) 1.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 •IT j •-"•-** ji^ AAGCUJi it least and least when he needs nfMn -mriof » help The long range farm bill ap- fol- Predict 265 to Be Killed Over Holiday Chicago, (U.R) ~ The National faafety Council estimated Thursday that Christmas holiday traffic accidents would kill 265 persons. The council's estimate covered the period between 6 Friday and midnight p. m. next Sunday. It proved last July generally J . U1 lowed administration proposals. Under it the government's price support program is continued vir- present lev els next year . e slidin S scale becoming effective in 1950. At that time the 5 basic crops —wheat, cotton, corn, peanuts and rice—which now are backed at 90 per cent of parity, would be bolstered within the 60 to 90 per cent range. Parity is a price yardstick designed to be equally fair to the farmer and those who buy his products. If farm prices fall below support levels, the government then steps in either by buying the crops or by lending the farmer money on them. included only immediate deaths. The council said the ultimate death total might be higher. "We are not trying to put a damper on Christmas cheer," said Council President Ned H Dearborn. "We hope this estimate is far too high." He said it might be, if motorists exercise care and refrain from drinking, or if the weather is so bad that drivers must use extra caution or stay at home. Lynch- JLynchburg;, JO.OO :t.oo 25.S7 5.00 3.00 Marshall nnd Swift Employes The Troika, Iiic ........ Good Cheer . ____ . Edith R. Carriiifton, burg, Va .......... Marg.iret B. Rule Va .............. ... From a Friend ...."......,."'' Mason Cily Lions Club" Members Triple W ...................... 1*. G. & E. Employes ........ James and Suzanne Coc Cily Employes {Water, Street Disposal and Office) . Marie and Wanda The H. D. Club ...... ...... Mr. nnd Mrs. A. 1,. Wlllson and Alonvo Willson .............. -j QQ Auld Lanp Syne .......... ...'.' i nil In Memory of Mark . . " i'nn From a Britt Friend ____ i'nn Another Friend "" I'M Park Inn Hotel .. ......... """• R - L . Dixson Farm Equipment Co .................. Ralcl-h LevJnson ''''''''''' 10.00 1ft'. 00 l.W) 51.00 2.00 15.15 1.00 28.55 2.00 7.00 10 o Say Chinese Asking for Peace Talks Western Embassy Asked to Contact Communist Group Nanking-, (—Chinese officials have approached one of the western power embassies in Nanking asking it to contact Chinese communists for a resumption of peace talks in the Chinese civil war unimpeachable sources said Thurs- These sources said the Russian embassy also was reported to have suggested to the Chinese nationalist government that the big 4 be invited to mediate peace. From "Four GI's" ..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Alma J. Oulman, Clear Lake THE DAY'S TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE AMOUNT OVER GOAL .. 20.00 u.OU !, V ? estern diplomats were ic ported to have replied that they could be of no assistance in contacting the communists. The Rus- re- 27B.82 S 189.25 Army Investigator Is Shot to Death '—Staff inves- was Antonio, Texas, en A. Jones, igator for the 4th army hot to death Wednesday. ^ His home town was listed a o rfeene, Iowa. The CID said robbery apparently was the motive There was no wallet on the ody, which was found ence. Hopkins in Approval of Yule Trees Des Moines, (U.R) — Christmas trees wall be permitted in state board of control institutions, Board Chairman P. F. Hopkins, Mason City, said Thursday. Officials at the Toledo state juvenile home asked the board for a ruling on the trees following dis- as beside Queen Provides King. Denton, Tex., (U.R>—The home- oming queen at North Texas •fate college here didn't need a mg; she already had one. She vas Mrs. Acker Fambro, wife of member of the football team. closure that they would not be allowed jn Davenport hospitals. ™*~~ """ fire marshal trees will be The Davenport said no Christmas allowed in hospitals there because they are fire hazards. Hopkins said he sees no harm in the case of Christmas trees. The state fire marshal's office said it has issued no instruction about trees and that the Davenport ruling is a local matter. House Group Tabs 13 Union Leaders Communist Members Washington, (/P) — The house un-American activities committee tied a red .tag Thursday union officers in the CIO. to 13 WeeBonfire Grows by Leaps and Bounds Oakland, (/P)—It was just a wee bonfire, built to warm the hands of working men on a frosty morn- Ing. No wonder the crew of street was amazed and barely •scaped when flames leaped sky- ird over a 200-square foot area, Firemen found a leaky gas main right under the fire. But it said the CIO has taken steps to purge itself. Four of the men named by the committee as "communist officers" are union presidents. They are Harry Bridges of the Longshoremen's union, Ben Gold of the Fur and Leather Workers, Abram Flaxer of the United Public Workers of America, and Donald Henderson of the Food, Tobacco and Agricultural Workers. Release Report In a report, in question and answer form, on "100 things you should know about communism and labor," the committee also: 1. Warned the working man that if he went on strike under a communist government, the government "would send soldiers around with guns, to kill you." Question: "Kill ME, personally?" Answer: "To kill you, personally." 2. Listed 20 CIO unions in which it said communist leadership was "strongly entrenched" in 1944. It said the reds are "stiU in the saddle" in a number of them, such as the United Electrical Workers and Longshoremen's unions. One of the 20 unions listed was i the United Packinghouse Workers. ,. P £J Ielstein ' its President, said at Chicago that the report's charges are "preposterous." Leaders of other unions could not be reached 'immediately. In a war . the committee said, the Longshoremen could "wreck the whole U. S. fighting power " It said the electrical workers union has "at its mercy" leading plants making important parts for guns tanks, torpedoes, range finders,' sound detectors, motors, cameras and other vital equipment. Names Red Groups 3. Named 33 organizations as communist or communist-front groups which the committee said are trying to influence labor Among them was the American labor party. 4. Said unions would be "wiped out" if the communists ever ruled the country. 5. Placed responsibility for cleaning out red-infested unions primarily on rank and file members. 6. Quoted the reds themselves as saying that in case of war between this country and Russia they would "stop the manufacture and transport" of munitions and war materials through mass demonstrations, strikes and picketing. Airlift to Continue on Christmas Day Berlin, (/P)—Americans flying the airlift will get turkey and all the trimmings Christmas day—but they'll have to grab it between flights to this blockaded city. Round-the-clock flights are scheduled for operation vittles on Dec. 25, U. S. air force officials said Thursday. Berlin's aerial lifeline to the west, hard hit by fogs during most of November, can't shut down for holidays, air firce officials pointed out. Again You've Done It! Fund Goes Over Top/ I P E E AND HURRAY! That's how everybody connected with the raising of the 1948 Christmas Fund — including old Santa Glaus himself— feels at this time. Generous- hearted donors Thursday poured $276.32 into the pot, bringing the total to $2,199.25. The question therefore becomes: Can the total be pushed up past the §2,500 mark before 2 o'clock Friday afternoon when the solicitation will formally close? If you'd like to see that happen you can help. Either brinff your Sift to the Qlobe-Gazette office or mail it to: Christmas Cheer Fund, Care—Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. sian embassy was reported to be awaiting an answer to its suggestion. fe The informants said that the Chinese had taken the initiative m reaching red leaders but wera experiencing difficulty. At the same time, it was said, they wanted guarantees that the communists would carry out the terms of a possible peace. News of possible new peace moves in the civil war came shortly after China's new premier and "honorable peace" advocate Sun Fo met with his cabinet for 4-v.^vj?: _4.j.-_. i •, ._ M^.VXA. FORMER BRATES 107th CHRISTMAS— the first time to decide whether and under what circumstances' peace talks with the communists might be inaugurated. Reliable sources said decisions reached at a closed meeting in the cabinet room might force Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to relinquish his leadership of China. Soys White Christmas a Certainty Des Moines, (/P) —A white Christmas definitely is Frail, gray haired Martha Tern- pleton, who will be 108 Jan. 30, sits in her bed in Perry Wednesday holding an inscribed cake as she celebrated her 107th Christmas. A former slave plow girl in North Carolina, she has 2 great, great grandchildren. cards for Iowa, said Thursday. in the the Iowa bureau Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Light snow Thursday night with low of 20. Snow Friday with high of 25. Iowa: Snow overspreading state Thursday night. Friday cloudy with snow ending and turning colder by afternoon. Low Thursday night 20 north to 32 southeast. Minnesota: Fair north and partly cloudy to cloudy south portion Thursday night and Friday with intermittent light snow extreme south portion. Somewhat warmer extreme south portion Thursday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum 24 Minimum ze ro At 8 a. m. Thursday 12 YEAR AGO: Maximum 3.9 Minimum 3 Sayre Says Papers Stolen Documents Bear Official Stamp Washington, (#>)—Francis Sayre former assistant secretary o state, said Thursday he is con vinced 3 secret documents in th< communist spy case were stolen from his office. Sayre said so to reporters after a 3-hour session with the house unAmerican activities committee oenind closed doors. Three of the papers the committee obtained from former communist courier Whittaker Chambers bore the stamp of Savre's office. Chambers identified them as among long series of secret government papers a communist spy ring secured in 1937 and 1938. Sayre said the documents are genuine and that he is sure these 3 were stolen from my office" But he would not say they were stolen by anybody who -worked in the office. SHOPPING LEFT "At this stage, it looks like we will have at least 2 inches of snow m all parts.of Iowa by Christmas morning," the bureau reported 'Southwestern Iowa should have from 3 to 6 inches." Although present indications are that the snow will range only from light to moderate, a real Christmas eve snowstorm is a possibility. Light snow was falling at points m western and central Iowa Thursday morning. Roads were mostly clear but slippery in some western Iowa areas. To Get Budget Responsibility Beardsiey, Not Blue, to Submit Summary Bes Moines, (#>)__ The budget for the next biennium is going to. be Gov.-Elect William S. Beardsley's exclusive headache. Iowa Attorney General Robert Larson has ruled that Beardsiey should submit the regular summary of budget recommendations to the coming legislature instead of Gov. Robert D. Blue. This means that the job of going over the record askings of the various state departments will be Beardsley's. Any chopping—always painful to the department involved—will have to be done bv !-*•» *-n •* Australia in Demand for War End Calls Invasion 1st Deliberate Violation of Group's Charter Paris, (#)—Australia demanded Thursday that Holland be expelled from the United Nations unless she halts her attack on the Indonesian republic. * £ o1 ' ^ W ' R ' Hodgson of Australia «T * h f u - N - security council the Dutch assault on the Indonesians was "the first clear-cut deliberate violation of the U N charter by a member." He called the council's attention to article 25 of the charter which CJ3X7O **W»««-» Vm _BJ_< f'<r . i ..._ says "members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out council? 310 " 5 ° f the SeCUrity The Soviet Union also loosed a blistering attack on the Nether- la "°s and demanded immediate withdrawal of Dutch troops from Indonesian territory seized in the current conflict. Soviet Delegate Jacob A. Malnik ch i% fmembors of the council should form a committee to enforce this withdrawal and added tnat he was introducing a resolution to this effect. A similar Rus- fn a ^ pr °P° sal in the summer of 1947 was vetoed by France. 2nd Session thp 9 £ £• Hsi , a ° f chin * opened the 2nd day of discussion of the Indonesian dispute in the security council. He declared China will support the resolution submitted by Dr. Philip c. Jessup of the United States Wednesday. The American resolution calls cor an immediate halt to the fighting and orders the Dutch to withdraw to positions occupied before they began their so-called "police action" against Indonesia. Colombia and supporting the Syria joined in American pro- him. Both Beardsiey and Blue attended the budget hearings. As a result of Larson's ruling, Blue was reported not preparing any recommendations. The attorney general's ruling apparently was based on the fact that Beardsiey will succeed Blue before the state legislature really gets down to business. The le CT is~ ]ature convenes on Jan. 10 and Beardsley_ will be inaugurated Jan. 13. posal Wednesday, so China's decision brought to 4 the number of nations certain to support the resolution. Joins Chinese Hodgson joined the Chinese del- e f at£ : m saying the Netherlands clearly had broken the security . fire order of Au S, said they also had vi- solemn undertaking" to , olated a "s observe that council resolution well as later resolutions on the as same subject. "If the security council faces Pope Pius to Air Christmas Message Vatican City, <U.R)—Pope Pius XII will -broadcast his regular Christmas message to the world about 10 a. m. Greenwich time (4 a. m. CST) Friday. The pope will speak in Italian. His message will be repeated later over Radio Vatican at intervals m 20 other languages, including English, French, Spanish and German. Authoritative sources said the speech will be a Vatican statement on international affairs in the wake of the general lack of success of the United Nations eneral assembly in Paris. No Trees for Hospitals in Davenport Davenport, (U,R)-_There were no Christmas trees Thursday .in Davenport's orphanages and hospitals. Christmas trees are fire hazards officials ruled. ' A new state law specifies that hospitals and nursing homes must be operated under a state license after Jan. 1, Fire Marshal Othmar Mangels said. To get a license, institutions must be ruled "substantially safe" from fires, Mangels said. Christmas trees are "definitely hazard," he added. a fire Tojo Dies on Gallows With Defiance Toward Conquerors TPrtlrwjt /fDf\ T_T.*J_1 • «•*__! -. ^ M- 9 up to this matter, there is only one course —expulsion from the United Nations," Hodgson de- Cl3rCQ. He said the final Dutch communication to the Indonesian republicans was "an ultimatum calling for complete surrender on every point," which allowed only 1 <i hours for a reply. CROPloSend Europe 7,000 Cars of Food Dayton, (&)— CROP officials expect to have 1,000 carloads of food for overseas relief in 10 U S seaports by Christmas day. ' ' John D. Metzler, national chairman pf the Christian Rural Over- made the estimate y. He said the 1,carloads will be approximately two-thirds of the total eventually collected in the campaign to send Christmas trains of farm pro- natio Tokyo, (/P)— Hideki Tojo and 3*of his 6 war maker companions gave lusty "banzai" shouts before they were hanged in Sugamo prison. The last act of defiance by 4 of he 7 old condemned men came in the little Buddhist temple near the death house, Shinso Hanayama, the priest who attended them said. The banzai cry—the traditional apanese cheer which translates nto the rather meaningless 10,000 years"—featured the last barge of many Japanese soldiers n the great war. Tojo and his ompanions also shouted for a reater Nippon before going to he gallows, the priest said. Asks for Sake Tojo, whose military clique lotted and ordered the infamous •earl Harbor attack and plunged lalf the world into its greatest var, asked for a drink of sake be- ore he went to his death. But h«, had to be content with a glass of weak wine, the priest said The priest described Tojo and the other 3 of the first 4 hanged shortly after midnight as almost jaunty. Tojo, said the priest, left a message for the world which he was forbidden by occupation authorities to make public. Leaves Poem The former premier also left a poem, which the priest translated roughly: "It is goodbye "Over the mountains I go today "To the bosom of Buddha "So happy am I." All 7 of the Japanese war leaders grasped wine glasses in their handcuffed hands and swigged a hefty drink before marching to the gallows, the priest said in a press conference after the executions. hungry of 43 Af +* <>* a - re la S«»ng it- ownw of the 24 participating states because contributions are larger than anticipated, jamming CROP facilities. Metzler said Iowa probably will the states in contributions about 275 carloads. Indiana } £ a ? e 20 ° car s> Illinois 150 and Nebraska 100. by Luther- And Catholic representing the war :es of the National Txr(j a o e conferen cc, and World Service, represent** 21 Protestant denominations. Rnr Rural SAME DATE— IS 17— 55f (Whit* tl*f M •• Inttl* ««>tk B4

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