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2 May 21, 194? »•» Cllr Ci*l»-G>ieue. M»n CUT. la Report Atom Energy Use on Plant Life Berkeley, Cal., (/P)—The use o£ atomic energy on the farm has become a reality. University of California scientists reported Thursday they had used radioactive phosphorus in a vineyard near Santa Rosa as a new and highly accurate means of determining how plants use fertiliser. Dr. Albert J. Ulrich, plant physiologist, Louis Jacobson, biochemist, and Dr. Roy Overstreet, soil expert, applied to a patch of vineyard a quantity of fertilizer containing the radioactive chemical. The radiophosphorus was like any other phosphorus in fertilizer except that its movements could be traced with geiger counters. Phosphorus is one of the 3 main plant foods. The other 2 are nitrogen and potash. By taking cuttings from the plants at various times the experimenters said they were able to determine how much of the radiophosphorus was taken up by the vines and to what parts of the plant it went. This gives plant scientists an accurate picture of the extent to which plants will pick up added fertilizer and what parts of the plant are benefited most. Agricultural chemists may profit by producing fertilizers more nearly in line with plant requirements. Seek Cost of St. Lawrence Seaway Plan The poison glands of snakes resemble the salivary glands of mammals. DISTRIBUTOR WANTED FOR GENUINE McDONALD, McCOY HOUSES HERE IS WHAT THE "G. I." of all Yellow Pine Lumber S. P. CAN AFFORD: I. B. Inspected. 2x8 Floor Joists, 16" 0. C. 2 x 6 Roof Rafters, 16" C. C, 2x6 Ceiling Joists, 16" 0. C., 2 x 4 Wall Studs, 1 6" 0. C. 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Whil« It Lasts COOK'S PAJ 118 SOUTH FEDERAL PHONE 1017 Washington, (U.PJ — Supporters o the long-debated St. Lawrenc seaway and power project wer asked Thursday to give congres their best guess on what it wi cost the federal government. Chairman Alexander Wiley of senate foreign relations subcom mlttee requested up-to-date fig ores on construction costs of da; and power generating facilities in light of present costs. His demand came as backers o the project were making the Sit attempt in 15 years to gain con gressional approval for a program they say will open the heart o America to sea-going vessels anc provide low-cost electricity tc hundreds of farm homes. Pre-war cost estimates wen that the joint U. S.-Canadian project would cost this country between $274,7.40,000 sad $285,000,000, but advocates of the seaway admit it will take more now Former President Herbert Hoover and Secretary of State George C. Marshall endorsed the projec Wednesday. They said It would help guard America by providing Inland ship construction and repair facilities and by pushing development of natural resources. Gov. Luther W. Youngdahl o: Minnesota and Gov. Fred G. Aandahl of North Dakota were asked to tell the committee later Thursday what the seaway would mean in low-cost water transportation for farmers of their states. Witnesses Wednesday painted a glowing picture of reduced shipping costs for grain and manufactured goods through the proposed "inland route" to Europe They argued that a 25-foot channel from the gulf of St. Lawrence to the mid- west would serve the nation's interests in both war and peace. Spirit Lake Man Dies on Train at Iowa Falls Clarion — Services were held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the United Presbyterian church in Spirit Lake for Thomas Faust, 73, who died of a heart attack at 4 p. m. Monday on the Hock Island'Rock- et out of Iowa Falls. Mr. Faust, who had been making his home here with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Balkema, was enroute to Texas for a visit. Also surviving are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Catherine Blake of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Gertrude Reed of Hamilton, Ohio, and 2 sons, Dr. John Faust of Wanson and Clarence Faust of Spencer. One son preceded him in death. Burial will be in the Spirit Lake cemetery. FORD UNION ASKS ILabor Party Gives Bevin Vote of Confidence on Foreign Acts OLD AGE SETUP Demand Is Big Barrier to Pact Settlement Detroit, (If) — The CIO United Auto Workers' demand for an old- age retirement plan from the Ford Motor Co. stood Thursday as the major barrier to a peaceful set* Uement of a contract dispute between company and union. The UAW rejected Wednesday a company wage offer calling for an 111 cent hourly boost and 6 paid holidays—the pay increase pattern set in recent acceptances by union employes of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Corp. In turning down the offer, UAW vice president and Ford Department Director Richard T. Leonard indicated it might have been accepted had it contained the retirement plan, held out by the union as a major demand in contract ne- lotiations. The unior, which threatened'a strike vote earlier this week when t said negotiations were not progressing satisfactorily, will resume discussions with Ford representatives Monday. Originally the CAW-CIO demanded a boost of 23J cents hour- y alone with the retirement program. The Ford offer, which Vice President John S. Bugas said would affect' 130,000 production vorkers, excluded temporarily at east 3,800 members of the Foreman's Association of America, currently on strike. In making the proposal to unionize workers, the company also announced it was putting into effect *une 1 a 10 per cent wage boost or 20,000 salaried employes. Presbyterian Church Continues Opposition to Military Training Grand Rapids, Mich., (/P)—The Presbyterian church in the U. S. A. continues its opposition to compulsory peacetime military training. The church, concluding its 159th general assembly Wednesday -reaffirmed Its stand over strong minority protest contained in a report presented by the Hev. Mark H. Penoyer of McNary, Ariz. The assembly also opposed federal financial aid to schools, contending such aid might lead to federal control of schools, and reiterated its opposition to this country's keeping an accredited representative to the Vatican. r ormer Postmaster at "ertile Succumbs at Mason City Hospital Fertile—Charles E. Eikenbary, 2, retired postmaster who served n that position for 30 years, died t a hospital in Mason City Thurs- lay at 7:50 a. m. after a long ill- iess. Mr. Eikenbary is survived by his vife, Anna, who is the present ostmaster at Fertile, a son, Charles W. Eikenbary, and daugh- er, Vada M. Eikenbary, also a grandson, Charles Douglas Eiken- ary, of Mason City. Funeral arrangements were in- omplete Thursday. ' Honor American Mother Cedar Rapids, (/P)— Mrs. Fredrick G. Murray of Cedar Rapids, American Mother of 1947, will be ven special recognition at the mual Coe college alumni net June 6. ban- TODAY'S DOOR BUSTER • SPECIAL For Saturday - Monda> Jumbo Hampers ^ l FIRESTONE STORES 122 SOUTH FEDERAL PHONE 766 118 South Federal Phone 1017 CREATE GERMAN ECONOMIC BODY Council Established in British, U. S. Zones Berlin, (IP)— United States and British occupation authorities agreed Thursday upon the establishment of an all-German economic council—first step toward a united German self government— to speed reconstruction of their economically merged zones. This agreement, subject to weeks of discussion, wu innounced by the American military governor, Gen. Lucius D. Clay, and the British deputy military governor, Lt. Gen. Sir Brian Robertson. The exact size of the economic council was not announced, but American informants said it would approximate 54 members. This would represent a compromise between the British desire for as large a body as possible and the U. S. leaning toward a smaller group. German state assemblies will select the council members in accordance with population and the proportionate strength shown by political parties in the last election. In other words, the most populous states and the largest parties will have the largest representations. • The British lone has 22,386,000 inhabitants against the American zone's 16,680,000. This would appear to give the British zone a dominant voice with a slightly socialistic quality. The social democratic (socialist) party, predominant in the British xone, last April polled 3,130,127 votes against the conservative Christian democratic union's 2,747,775. The communist party's say in the new council will be small. In the British zone, the communists polled 891,026 votes, showing their only real strength in the Ruhr, where they won 28 parliamentary seats against the social democrats' 64 and the Christian democratic union's 91. In the American zone, the communists have been very weak. They won only 10 parliamentary seats in Wuertemberg- Baden and Hesse, and none in Bavaria. The new economic council will create economic policies for the reconstruction of the 2 zones subject to the general provisions of the Potsdam egreement and the approval of the British and American military governments. In a joint announcement of their agreement, Clay and Robertson once again invited the 'fiussians and French to join the American- British zonal economic merger, in effect since Jan. 1. British Secretary Lashes Left-Wing Members for Stabbing Him in the Back Margate, England, (/P)—Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin won an almost unanimous vote of confidence on his administration of British foreign affairs from the labor party's annual conference Thursday. Scarcely more than a score of the «N delegates voted for resolutions critical of Kevin's foreign policy. The vote was by a snow of hands and no official count was taken. The endorsement followed a 90-minute speech in which Bevin accused left-wing labor members of parliament of stabbing him in the bade while he was engaged in important discussions with the United States government. "The day I was driving a good agreement with America to keep the bread ration from going down was the day I was stabbed in the back by the house (of commons)," Bevin declared. He did not specify what bouse action he referred to or the date. Discussing world affairs, Bevin declared world peace depended upon solution of Asia's problems, and proposed that the 11 nations which were at war with Japan should take part in drawing up the Japanese treaty. Bevin challenged the conference to say either that he was doing right or doing wrong. The conference replied by defeating a series of critical" resolutions, some of them drawn by the left-wing critics accused by Bevin. Among the resolutions were those which opposed too close a link between the United States and Britain and called' for efforts to smooth relations between Britain and the Soviet Union, and deplored Britain's support of American aid to Greece and Turkey. Bevin applauded the American decision to extend economic and financial aid to Greece. "I think America did right to step in," he said, adding that Britain's view was that Russia's demand for a Dardanelles base might prove a threat to Turkish independence. He said that demand was inacceptable to Britain. "If some method is arrived at," he added, "and there can be agreement through the United Nations, these things will fall in their proper place." Warning against too much preoccupation with European problems, Bevin declared "Korea is a Dispute Over Portal Pay Suit Blocks Pact at Cedar Rapids Plant Cedar Kaptds. (#)—A dispu over withdrawal of a $2,000,00 portal pay suit against the L Plant-Choate Manufacturing com pany blocked Wednesday the sign ing of a new agreement betwee the company and its union em ployes. The 2 sides, however, agreed t settle their wage differences on 6-cent an hour compromise. Negotiations were to continue Thurs day. E. H. Christensen, company in dustrial relations director, said th firm declined to sign a wage stipu lation until the union agreed t withdraw the portal suit. ' The suit was filed last Dec. 26 b 2 international representatives an the district president of the Uni1 ed Farm Equipment and Meta Workers union (CIO). Officials o the union's local at the plant de clared they had no part in filin the" suit and the question shoul not be involved in negotiations. Estimate 275 Highway Deaths in Nation on Memorial Day Weekend Chicago, (.S 3 )—An estimated 25,C • 3,000 automobiles will be on the nation's highways over the extended Memorial day weekend starting Friday and the National Safety council says 275 persons would die in traffic accidents "unless the American'people decide otherwise." The council said the estimated toll was "only an approximation of the deaths that result immediately from holiday traffic accidents. The toll could be higher or lower, depending upon what the public actually wants it to be. Traffic deaths usually shoot up On holidays because top many persons fail to balance extra hazards with extra caution." SAY "IMPORTS" STOLE BALLOTS Votes Were Basis for Election Fraud Charge Kansas City, Mo., <U.R>—Polici said Thursday that the safe crackers who blasted a court house vault and stole ballots and records from the August primar> probably were "imports"—brough in from another city especially fo: the job. The stolen. ballots—from 32 o the 255 precincts In the Sth con gressional district—were the basis for grand jury charges that Roger C. Slaughter was defeated by 'fraudulent miscount of votes and other types of fraud" in the democratic primary, one of the hottes contests in the nation. Attorney General Tom Clark promptly ordered the federal bureau of investigation to make a 'full and complete investigation' of the situation, and Gov. Phi' Donnelly sent state laboratory technicians here to help gather evidence. The vault, located in a modern skyscraper courthouse in downtown Kansas City, was blasted with nitroglycerine early Wednesday, only a few hours after the Jackson county grand jury returned its indictments. The safecrackers apparently used a spark from flashlight batteries to set off the explosive and carted out the ballots in gunny sacks. Detectives said the method never had been used in safecracking on record in Kansas City, although it Was known to have been used in St. Louis and other large cities. They said the method was known only to a.few master safe-crackers In Lt. Clarence Raisbeck, detective assigned to burglaries, said it was the first time since 1936 that a Kansas City vault has been blown with nitroglycerine. Evidence on which the grand jury returned 81 indictments for vote fraud, all in local cases, was contained in the ballots, poll books and tally sheets'taken from the courthouse. very grave danger spot—as dangerous in the far east as anything in Europe." He added that future world peace would "depend to a very large extent upon the solution of the Indian problem." "The whole Asiatic world is undergoing such tremendous change that it Will have to be handled with the greatest possible care," he said. If the nations of the world spend all their time watching Europe, the foreign secretary asserted, "we may not see the danger" in Asia. Bevin received an ovation when he rose to speak. The delegates shortly before had heard opponents of a "too close" alliance between Britain and the United States aim a heavy attack on the foreign secretary's policies. "All I ask this conference to do is to be quite straight with me and either support the policy or reject it," Bevin said. "Either I am doing right and the government is doing right, or it is doing wrong." Apparently replying to leftists who urged reduction of Britain's overseas military commitments, Bevin said "we cannot afford to lose our position in the middle east." He said the government was "quite confident of our position" in the United Nations on the question of revision of the Anglo-Egyptian treaty, although _ he would have preferred to have I *:'' ciiiirHe]en 11:15 settled the differences with Egypt 8:3Q R ° a ! iotLif » by direct talks. WHO NBC NETWORK 1010 Kllocjcln THURSDAY EVENING 7:00 Music Hall 10:00 Ed Scofield 7:30 Grand Marquee 10:15 News 8:00 Abb.. Costello 10:30. U. Nations 8:30 Western Theat. 11:00 Orchestra 9:00 Supper Club 11:30 News 9:15 News 11:45 G. Benedict 9:30 Aid. Family 12:00 Rhythm Parade FRIDAY MORNING 5:30 Jerry Smith 8:45 Joyce Jordan 5:45 Mary, Shorty 9:00 Fred Waring 6:00 Heaven, Home 9:30 Jack Berch 6:15 Farm Service 9:45 LoraLawton 6:30 Farm News 10:00 Ken Morrow 0:45 Jerry. Zelda 10:15 Mews 7:00 News 10:30 N Olmsted 7:15 Time to Shine 10:45 Kate's Daughtei 7:30 News 11:00 Judy. Jane 7:45 MTdy M'dh'se 11:15 Dr. Malone 8:00 Weather 11:30 Perry Mason COLONEL GUILTY OF GEM THEFT Sentenced to 10 Years, Dishonorable Discharge Yokohama, Japan, (U.PJ — Col. Edward J. Murray was sentenced to 10 -years hard labor and dishonorable discharge from the U. S. army Thursday for misappropriating 500 diamonds valued at $200,000 while he was occupation custodian of the bank of Japan vaults. A court martial of 7 generals and 1 colonel found the slight, greying Murray guilty of all 6 specifications against him. Murray's home is JPalto Alto, Calif. He was convicted of violating the 95th article of war, misappropriating the jewels seized by the U. S. army from the Japanese government, smuggling them into the United States and falsifying customs declarations. Murray was arrested upon his arrival in San Francisco last February after completion o£ his occupation duties. Customs officers found several unmounted diamonds in his watch pocket and other gems were found in his luggage. He was returned to Japan for trial. The colonel, a veteran of Philippines combat, admitted bringing the pile of jewels to the United States. He contended that they were only souvenirs whose value he did not realize. Court records listed the sparkling heap of diamonds and other gems at $84,000 but diamond ex- jerts placed their market price at approximately $200,000.' KGLO-CBS Daily Program Schedules A 9fc 3fc ifc # # & Thursday P. M. 5:00 Baseball Scores 5:03 Music as You Like It 5:15 Victory View 0:30 Betsy Boss Serenade, FIlU Bikini Company 5:43 Songs for You 11:00 News «f the Kilion, r. G. >nd E. (Hilton) C:15 Postmark Mason City. Mason Cltj Chamber of Commerce 6:30 Hardlne School Choir tf:55 News, Grain Belt Beer :00 nick llaymes' Snow, Auto Life Corp., CBS 7:30 Crime Photographer, Anchor-Hock- int Co.. CBS S:00 Radio Reader's Direst, Hallmark Cards. CBS 8:30 The Man Called "X," Fritidaire Corp., CBS 3:00 Peoples Platform, CBS 9:30 Tex Benekc's Orchestra, CBS 0:00 Evening News Roundup, First National Bank (Hilton) 0:15 Sports Camera 0:30 Tommy Tucker's Orchestra, CBS 1:00 News, CBS 1:05 Eddie Howard's Orchestra. CBS 1:30 Tony Pastor's Orchestra, CBS 1:53 News. CBS Friday A. M. G-.nn New* 6:10 Farm Tips (1:30 Farm Reporter. State Brand Creameries, Inc. (Heinz) 6:43 Morninf »ws Roundup. Joe Daniels Auto Supply (Hoshal) 7:00 Rise and Shine, National Biscuit Company :15 Tune Time :3() Keep Time ivttb Damons B:l!i Holsum Headlines, m Bread (Clausen) 8:30 Romance of Evelyn Winters. Man' ha it an Soap. CBS 1:43 Today in Ocagc :00 Bible Broadcast, Radio Chapel :15 Clear Lake on the Air ':3(i Grand Slam. Wonder Bread, CBS ':45 Coffee Time ;00 News Digest, Jacob £. Decker and Sous (Clausen) :15 Arthur Godfrey Time, CBS ;43 Home Town News, Globe-Gazette (Heinz) :00 Kate Smith Speaks, General Foods, CBS :15 Spotlight on a Star :30 Clark Gardner ;35 Accents On Music Friday P. M. :00 Today's Markets :05 Dinner Time Review :1.~» Noon Roundup, Sears Roebuck Co. :3I) Front Paf e News, Osco Drur (Hilton) :45 Farm anil Home Topic Time, St. Paul Livestock Market , *:00 The Second Mrs. Burton, General Foods, CBS :ir> The Friendly Philosopher, Marshall and Swill :30 Mystery Melody Game :43 Rose of My Creams, Manhattan Soap Co. lOO Hint Hunt, Armour and Co., CBS :25 News, National Biscuit Co. :30 Give and Take. CBS :43 Suburban Handicap, CBS :00 Houseparty, CBS 30 Treasury Bandstand, CBS :00 Mailtag 45 Robert Trout with the News Till now, Campbell Soups, CBS Woman, 88, Routs Theft in Des Moines Des Moines, ;(#•)—Mrs. Ellen Phelan, who is 88 and lives alone, put a burglar to rout Wednesday night. Police said Mrs. Phelan was eating a bedtime snack in the kitchen when she heard the front door open. She screamed and hurried toward the front hall. The man I backtracked and fled. nucu fo* rue rOXQUICK STATE FINANCE CO. Over the United Cigar Store 201 Weir Bldg. 5 West State Street PHONE 10S8 ISEST BETS ON KGLO-CBS . Harding School Singers (6:30 p. m.) Boys and girls of Harding school in Mason City, aged from 10 to 12 years, will sing over KGLO in a special program titled "Music Around the World." Billy McKie is narrator, while Joel Jensen is student director. The 38 singers are under the direction of Mrs. Mabel Marston. * * * M*Mtni>iAl XAnciV ( 7 P- m O "A" American Poem," a musical raemuriai inuaic moo ,j piece describing the qua i ities tnat make America great, will be given an encore performance as a Memorial Day salute on the "Dick Haymes Show." The baritone opens his .show with "You Can't See the Sun When You're Crying," and his singing partner Helen Forrest follows with "I'm So Right Tonight." * * * Crime Phnfnnranher (7:3 ° p - m -> Casey's interest in an I.Time rnOTOgrapner admi tt e dly impractical machine for making events of past years visible, is rewarded by a vital clue to solution of a crime "Out of the Past." Staats Cotsworth plays Casey, Jan Miner portrays Ann Williams, his reporter colleague. * * * s Diaecf ' 8 P- m ^ Movie star Claude Rains portrays * «"9»»» the court jester of "Many Moons," a radio adaptation of James Thurber's fantasy on "Reader's Digest-Radio Edition." The tinkling bells and colorful garb of the king's clown belie the common sense of the wearer who outsmarts the crown's mathematician; prime minister and magician to bring happiness and wealth to the realm. * * * (8:30 p. m.) The Hump, dangerous air route between India and Burma, suddenly becomes far more dangerous than usual, particularly for several prom- ;nent American citizens, when Herbert Marshall as Ken Thurston, "The Man Called X," takes off for India to investigate. * * (9.p. m.) Waldemar Kaempffert, science editor of The New York Times and Dr. Louis H. Bauer, president of the New York State Medical association and a member of the board of trustees of the American Medical association, will debate on the question "Do We Need Compulsory National Health Insurance?" CBS news analyst Quincy Howe will act as moderator. *; * * (Fri., 5:15 p. m.) Thomas Teas will as guest speaker on the His subject will be "Memorial Day." Man Called X People's Platform Forum rwrum

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