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Tuesday, December 21, 1948
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL. LV THE NEWSFAPEK Press and United THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH80RS" fun Lease Wire, (Five CenU a Copy) Dutch Defy UN Group Disapproval Go Ahead With Plan to Set Up Interim Government JMASON CITS. IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1948 PRESIDENT TRIES GIFT DESK-President Trumps at a. Christmasgift desk Monday as he talks with Isaac K£?K °» ? the S lte h ° USe Waters whonSe it; f or him in off_hours. The desk is a reproduction of one used by George Washington. The wood is from the original wMte house structure built in 1790. It was removed when^ the building was repaired 20 years ago Spring Pig Crop Is Forecast at 10 Per Cent Above 1948 Washington, (£>)-_The agriculture department Tuesday forecast that next spring's pig crop will be 10 per cent larger than the 1948 spring crop. I* this prediction is borne out, the supply of pork a year from now would be roughly 10 per cenl larger than at present. Spring pigs are fattened during the summer, and are marketed the following fall and winter. The indicated increase is 7 per cent smaller than the goal Secretary of Agriculture Brannan had recommended in a move to enlarge meat supplies and to bring about lower prices. The spring crop was forecast at about 56,500,000 head. This compares with the 1948 spring crop of 51,286,000 and with a 1937-46 spring crop average of 52,968,000. At the same time, the department reported the 1948 fall crop at 33,995,000 head. This compares with the department goal of 34,400,000 head. Mercury to Take Drop During Night Des Moines, (/P) —Iowa's weather—now warm, now cold—was blowing cold Tuesday. The mercury, which in the past weeks has been rising and falling like a department store elevator, will head toward the basement Tuesday night. The weather bureau forecast winds Tuesday night of 30 to 35 miles an hour and said temperatures would drop to 8 to 12 degrees in the northwest. Highways Tuesday were reported slippery in spots in some sheltered areas. These included north and south of Cedar Rapids, the Dubuque area, Marengo, Davenport-Muscatine area, Burlington and Waterloo. Highways 65 and 69 in Worth county were covered with ice and slippery and roads in the Mason City area were slippery in spots. Highway 6 west of Cedar Rapids was slippery. Former Waveriy Pastor Celebrates 50 Years Service Waterloo, (U.R) — The Rev. John S. Cole, 84, celebrated his 50th year Tuesday as an Episcopal minister. The prominent Waterloo clergyman was the celebrant at a special Eucharist at St. Mark's Episcopal church. He retired several years ago, but has filled in as pastor at several churches in Iowa and Illinois. The Rev. Cole, for 14 years pastor at Waveriy, was ordained Dec. 21, 1898, at the Church of the Annunciation in Chicago, where he celebrated his first mass the following Christmas day. Clothes, Equipment for Armed Services to Be Standardized Washington, (U.R)—Defense secretary James Forrestal announced Tuesday that a committee of top •rmy, navy and air force officers is standardizing clothing and personal equipment for the 3 services. More than 400 items of clothing and. equipment on which the service* spent almost $247,000,000 this year are involved. The items «re on display in a quartermaster depot near Alexandria, Va. Extradition for Rutledge Is Requested Des Moines, (£>)_The state of Iowa requested Tuesday that a young St.. Louis doctor be extradited for trial in the knife slaying of his wife's bachelor admirer. Gov. Robert D. Blue signed papers requesting Gov. Phil Donnelly of Missouri to turn Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, 27, over -to. Iowa for trial in Cedar Rapids next month on a charge of murdering Byron C. Hattman, 29-year-old St. Louis aircraft engineer. It was in Cedar "Rapids where Hattman's body was found last week in his hotel room where blood-spattered walls gave evidence of a terrific struggle. A 6-inch stab wound to the heart caused his death. In St. Louis, where Dr. Rutledge was freed under $5,000 bond Monday, he announced he would fight extradition. The young specialist in children's diseases said Hattman was stabbed accidentally when they fought after Dr. Rutledge tried to persuade him to quit pursuing Mrs. Rutledge. Iowa Farmers Pfan 20 Per Cent Hike in Number of Sows Des Moines, (U.R)—Iowa farmers are planning a 20 per cent increase m number of sows kept for farrowing next spring, the Iowa crop and livestock reporting service said Tuesday. The service said the plans, if carried out, "would probably result in a spring pig crop 2nd only to the record 15,000,000 head farrowed in 1943." Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night with low temperature near 10 above. Partly cloudy and cold Wednesday with high near 20. Diminishing winds. Iowa: Clearing and much colder Tuesday night. Wednesday partly cloudy and rather cold. Low Tuesday night 8-12 northwest to 15-38 southeast. Iowa 5-day Weather Outlook: Temperatures will average 3 degrees below normal. Normal maximum 27 north and 34 south. Normal minimum 8 north; 15 south. Clearing and much colder Wednesday. Cloudy with rising temperatures Thursday and Friday. One to two-tenths inch of precipitation appearing as snow about Friday. Cooler Saturday. Minnesota: Cold wave east, much colder west , portion Tuesday night with temperatures falling to 10-15 below north and zero to 5 above south. Clearing with diminishing winds Tuesday night. Wednesday partly cloudy and cold. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statis- :ics for 24 hour peuod ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum 36 Minimum 25 At 8 a. m. Tuesday 25 YEAR AGO: Maximum 32 Minimum ; ,10 m«n* -r Z~ The Dutch government Tuesday defied a United Nations condemnation of its plans to set up an interim government m Indonesia, where the republican forces were reported to have recaptured their capital city of Jogjakarta. In a long letter to the UN security council, which//was scheduled to meet Wednesday to take up the Indonesian crisis, the Dutch repeated their determination to set up the interim government before the first of the year. The letter said the Dutch always had agreed that the Indonesian republic was to have a place in the interim government, but tha other Indonesians outside the republic could not be expected to wait any longer for the federal administration promised them. The Dutch stand was maintained m the face of a tough attitude by the United States toward the developments in Indonesia. The Americans were taking the lead in drafting a resolution calling on the Dutch to retire to their olc positions. , T J he Indonesian delegation to the UN quoted a republican broadcast from "somewhere in Java" as reporting the re-capture of JagJak- arta. It fell to Dutch paratroopers who dropped on it at the outset of the new campaign. If correct, such a report would represent a sharp reversal of the trend of the fighting in Java. A tight censorship blocked the dispatch from Java of any reports other than official statements -They had taken the line that the Dutch were chopping deep into the Indonesian republic from several directions. Starts Action on Tidelands Federal Control of Oil Rights Wanted Washington, (£>)—Attorney. General Clark Tuesday brought actions in the suprdefne court to obtain federal jurisdiction over the oil-rich tidelands off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana.' Clark asked the court to apply to these coastal lands the same finding of federal "paramount" interest which the court gave to the United SCates in the California tidelands case, decided in June 1947. The petitions to the supreme court took 2 forms. The attorney general first asked the court for permission to bring the suits against Texas and Louisiana as original actions in the highest court. These requests were accompanied by copies of the proposed suits in which the attorney general requested a declaration of primary federal rights over the "lands, minerals and other things underlying the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the coasts, seaward of low water mark." The actions, as in the California case, proposed to exempt bays, rivers, lagoone and other inland waters from any federal claim. Battle of Trees to Supreme Court Des Moines, (ff)— Oskaloosa's battle of the trees was fought again Tuesday—this time before the Iowa supreme court. Counsel for certain Oskaloosa property owners asked the court to prevent temporarily the removal of a considerable number of aged shade trees in a street widening project. The court was expected to rule on the request later Tuesday. '2OOO 1918 GOAL $8.000.00 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED .... $1,593.73 Globe-Gazette Pressroom Em- ployes R. H. Club, Ventura Jotly Worker Club, Klemme""." Rlckie Johnson .. A Friend (F.W.J.M.) ...." Plymouth Friend ••••.... Police Auxiliary Assn. ..]..'..'.".' H. B. Avenue, Manly '.'.'.'.' Bethany Dorcas Circle, KensVlt Cum-Double Club, Fertile In Memory of Lt. Dorance S Grange Mason City Friend .......,'..'.'. Rosemary Capuzzi (12) ...".[ Grace Evangelical Ladies Aid P. T. A., Bath No. 3 " Beet Sujar Refinery Employes Fay,' Grace and Bob Girl Scout Troop No. 4 Denison Club "" Lan», Harry, Gordon, " iiook', Jack, Sam, Steve, Hi and Rass Gene Kocl ... L. L. M ] Loula Tena Fotlrlailcs .' 4 Skarlls Boys Chautauqua CJub ..'.'...'. St. James Lutheran Brotherhood Mason City Button Club Circle 0, W.S.C.S., Flrst"Methl odist Church Paulette and Harold Kipper The Piano Practice Club Palace Theater Employes" John Groth M. McCammond 12.00 5.00 1.00 5.00 „ 1.00 1.00 3.00 2.00 7.50 2.00 10.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 2.00 10.00 3.00 SO.20 S.OO 12.01) 1.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 7.fi4 S.OO 2.00 3.00 1.00 S.OO 2.00 8.00 1.00 3.00 THE DAY'S TOTAL •• $ 1 52 . 83 TOTAL TO DATE Jl.716.fi8 SUM YET NEEDED J 25S.33 Extra Money Will Extend Yule Season \(**j{\ ROSPECTS of Am. J going over the >^Ofir ^P for the 1948 wl j Christmas Cheer ^** Fund zoomed ' Tuesday when 34 contributions totaling $152.93 boosted the cash receipts almost to the $1,750 mark. This left only £253.32 to bejraised in the 3 giv- solicitation close at 2 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section On« No. «t DuqqanNotNam as Spy Ch Construction Projects in China Halted Suspend ECA Funds Because of Critical Military Situation Washington, 0?)—Paul G. Hoffman said Tuesday the economic co-operation administration had suspended all reconstruction projects in China. It had allotted $70,000,000 for that purpose. The EGA'administrator told reporters about the suspension after talking with President Truman a the white house. Returned Monday Hoffman returned only Monday from a flying inspection trip of ECA work around the world He visited China on the trip. Hoffman said the decision to hold up the reconstruction spending in China until the situation clears in that strife-torn country was made during his recent visit to Shanghai. ECA. has decided even to stop engineering planning except in isolated cases, Hoffman said. Economic Aid The so-called reconstruction projects were part of ECA's economic aid to China. They embrace such things as rebuilding of war- shattered transportation" and docks. system! Congress voted $275,000,000 for all kinds of economic aid to China plus $125,000,000 of military aid. Say Quentin Roosevelt in Plane Crash ing days before the comes formally to a o'clock Friday afternoon. The goal s $2,000. Last year the grand total passed :he $2,600 mark and Miss Doris 3ruce, director of Family Service, :nc., administrator of the .Cheer Fund, points out that a like, or even greater, amount could be used to an advantage this year. "It will 'mean stretching the ihristmas season out into the other months of the year," she observed. So, either rush that gift—large or small—to the Globe-Gazette office or address it to: Christmas Cheer Fund, Care—Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. HIT BY TRUCK Dubuque, (ff>)~ Bessie M. Gates, year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Gates of Dubuque died Monday of injuries suffered hen struck by a truck. She was he city's 6th traffic fatality vic- im this year. Shanghai, (^P)— Local aviation sources said that Quentin Roosevelt was on the Chinese air liner which crashed and burned near Hong Kong Tuesday with the possible loss of all 33 persons aboard. The grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt is a vice president of the Chinese National Airlines corporation. It was a CNAC C-54 Skymaster which crashed on Ba- falt island, 10 miles from Hong Kong. Aviation circles said Roosevelt left for Hong Kong on a business trip Tuesday morning. Mrs. Roosevelt and their 3 young daughters are in Shanghai. Roosevelt, son of the late Brig Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., has been in China about one year on his present job. Thomas to Stand Trial on Charge of Pay Kickback Washington, (U.R) — Federal Judge Henry Schweinhaut Tuesday denied a motion for dismissal of the government's payroll "kickback" indictment against Rep. J. Parnell Thomas, (R-N. J.) Thomas and his former congressional secretary, Miss Helen Campbell, were ordered to stand trial in federal district court here on Jan. 10, on charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government. Nationalists Trying to Put Political House in Order Nanking, China, (^—Nationalist China Tuesday marked up another day without a functioning cabinet or a victory in its civil war. The shooting war north of the Yangtze river is almost over, qualified military observers said. They reported government forces appeared neither willing nor capable of mounting a single large scale offensive north of the river, nor of stopping any mass communist thrust. Pro-government newspapers acknowledged Tientsin, major industrial center of North China, was "completely isolated." They reported heavy fighting in the outskirts. Official sources admitted the loss of 2 rail towns on the approaches to Tientsin. The governmental situation was no more encouraging. President Chiang Kai-Shek le£ the day pass without taking action on a proposed new cabinet. Monday night Premier Sun Fo handed Chiang a list of ministers ready to "fight on until we can secure an honorable peace." Sun spent nearly a month forming the cabinet. But some doubt appeared Tuesday as to his success. Sun said Chen Li Fu, Kuomintang (nationalist party) stalwart, would be a minister without portfolio. Chen said he knew nothing about it until he read of it in the newspapers. Chen has been reluctant to exchange his vice presidency of the legislative yuan for a cabinet post. The legislative yuan met Tuesday. About 650 of its 750 members did not show up. Many have already fled Nanking, which lies on the south bank of the Yangtze. Notified of Court Decision Hanging of Jap Warlords Imminent Tokyo, <U.R)—Events which may iead to the hanging of former Premier Hideki Tojo and 6 other condemned Japanese war criminals within 24 hours were set off Tuesday when Gen. Douglas MacArthur received official notification of the U. S. supreme court decision in the case. An aide said MacArthur has seen furnished a verbatim copy of the court's findings that it could lot entertain an appeal because of :he international composition of he tribunal that passed the sen- ;ences. Allied headquarters officials said earlier that Tojo and his 6 cohorts would be executed immediately but that 24 hours were ixpected to elapse after receiving he official notification. Announcement that MacArthur iad received the notification was nade early Tuesday night. The 24 lours will expire Wednesday night o the 7 men may die at dawn Thursday, the usual hour for executions. This would be dusk Wednesday EST. PLUNGED TO DEATH—Laurence Duggan, 43, president of the Institute of International Education and former state department official, plunged to death Monday night from a window of his 16th floor office in New York, according to police. U. S. Raps Overthrow of Governments Washington, <U.R)—The United States Tuesday strongly denounced the use of military force to overthrow popularly-elected governments in the western hemisphere. The state department said this government views as "deplorable" the use of force as an instrument of political change. Furthermore, it said, such action .is inconsistent with ideals of the American republics and "increasingly a danger to all the countries of this hemisphere." The statement was directed primarily at the recent overthrow of governments in Peru, Venezuela and El Salvador. It applied also to recent revolutions in Costa Rica Paraguay, Bolivia and other publics. ers Key Witness Perishes in Window Fall Former Official of State Department Was in Pro-Soviet Bloc New York, (/P)—Whit t aker Chambers said Tuesday he never had received any state department papers from Laurence Duggan who plunged to hia death Monday night. Duggan, 43, former high-ranking state department official, had •^••••been accused of testimony before the house un-American activities committee of handing out secrets for red spies. This testimony, the committee said, was given by Isaac Don Levine, a magazine editor. The committee said Levine testified that Chambers told Adolf A. Berle, Jr., former assistant secretary of state, that Duggan was one of a group who supplied him data. Chambers is a confessed former communist courier. , Name Mentioned Chambers said Tuesday that he had mentioned Duggan's^ name to" Berle in 1939 as a member of the pro-soviet bloc in the state department. But the one-time courier said he had not mentioned Duggan as one who furnished him documents. Chambers made his statements to newsmen- at the offices of the federal grand jury investigating alleged communist espionage. Great Service At the same time a grand jury witness, former assistant secretary of state .Francis B. Sayre, porters that Duggan had rendered "great service" to the state department during his employment there. ^ Referring to Levine's testimony. Chambers said: "It .would be more proper to say I mentioned ,6 people. I mentioned Mr. Duggan. But I did' not mention all .those people as having turned over those papers. I did not name Mr. Duggan as passing over papers to me." re- Hpwever, the executions may be later. Gen. Douglas earlier or MacArthur has surrounded the executions with complete secrecy and there will be no public announcement until the men have been hanged Urges Safe Driving on Holidays Des Moines, (U.R) — Christmas holiday accidents may take 14 lives on lov/a highways this weekend, State Public Safety Commissioner Alfred W. Kahl said Tuesday. The state highway pairol is now distributing warning cards to motorists reminding them that during the 1947 Christmas weekend, there were 12 fatalities and 169 injured in 446 Iowa highway accidents. S. N. Jespersen, chief of the patrol, suggested that motorists keep holiday spirits in their hearts and not in their stomachs as drunken driving is the quickest way to turn greeting into grieving. He called attention to the usual Christmas traffic hazards of reduced visibility and inadequate highway traction in bad weather and unusually heavy traffic Kahl said the department's Christmas slogan for lowans is let's not let death take our holiday." Dies of Injuries After Car Crash Denison, (£>)—Kenneth L. King 46 of Charter Oak, died in a hospital Sunday of injuries suffered in an auto accident last Friday Highway, patrolmen said King's car skidded 350 feet on icy highway No. 141 seven miles northwest of Denison and left the road Two passengers escaped with minor injuries. Westerners Merge Berlin Authority !' D Berlin, (ff)_The United States, Britain and France announced Tuesday a 3 power government for Berlin without Russian participation. The French commandant, Gen. Jean Ganeval, read a 3-power statement saying: "If soviet authorities either now or at some future date, decide to abide by the agreement to which the 4 powers are committed, the quadripartite administration of Berlin can be resumed. "During their abstention the 3 western allies will exercise the powers of the allied komandatura although realizing that owing to the soviet obstruction it will only be possible for them to carry out their administration in the western sectors for the present." Berkley, Bob Hope to Fly to Europe Washington, (U.R) — Vice president-elect Alben W. Barkley, Air Secretary W. Stuart Symington and Comedian Bob Hope will fly to Europe Wednesday in the air force's swank and controversial new plane. Barkley and Symington will spend Christmas with American airmen flying the Berlin •airlift, Hope will join a group of entertainers giving a series of yuletide shows for air force personnel. FULL TEAM—The Harrison Miller family, 1809 Carolina N. E., now has a full baseball team. Bobby, born 2 weeks ago, was the 9th son. There are no girls. From left to right Globe-Gazette Photo the older boys are John, 14; Gene, 12; Lorain, 10; Jerry 8; Francis, 7; Jackie, 5i/ 2 ; Dane, 3, and Dwight, 2. SAME DAT*—1»47—548 UU tram* M ton) SHOPPIH& DAYS OmtSTMAt JfALS

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