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Iowa City Press-Citizen (Newspaper) - March 26, 1947, Iowa City, Iowa STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IOWA CITY A NEWSPAPER FOB THE HOME and Enjoyment For Every Member of THE FAMILY IOWA CITY ESTABLISHED 1841 IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 106th YEAR IOWA WEATHER Cloudy Thursday with occasional High low for last 34 hourM M and 19. day's reading at p. St. U. 8. Senate Republicans Agree Iowa Veterans nm A nPi Committee HOUSE GROUP RESCUE 31 FROM 110 MEN STILL HIGH TOLL FEARED Rescue Efforts at Scene of Illinois Disaster Pressed BULLETIN Chief Clerk 3. O. Hays of the Centralia Coal Co. re- ported at 2 p.m. today that 110 men remained trapped in a mine since Tuesday's explosion but that 31 others had been brought out Eastern Snows Measure Up to 16 Near Sole Winds Blast Wide Feels Below Freezing CoW By The Winter with falls measuring 16 winds of near gale velocity and below freezing held a firm grip from the eastern Rockies to the At- seaboard and south into the Carolinas and Tennessee The damaging wind and forms of crippled communications and closed many schools and factories In several midwest and eastern Today the centered about 100 miles northwest of Quebec federal forecasters In Chicago moved slowly They predicted a warming up in the midwest starting tomorrow As the strong winds and snow swept some sections of the snow and in New England The wmu storm that struck the lower Great dipped to as low as 12 Lakes region Tuesday and spread above in North Dakota and far be- N. dipped to 26 C. The mercury above at Nashville into the eastern states continued for the New England states The storm caused at least 14 curtailed all and Tenn. Knoxville ered in 31 above as did N. which re- ported 30; S. 33, and N. 35. Snow on the ground at measured 16 at 12 and Cleveland reported eight Michigan was one of the mid- west states hardest especially in the Saginaw Business and industry in with a fall of 10 M. was nearly Only one factory was able to Five attributed to the were Snow flurries have occurred At daybreak today far south as and I by winds of 46 igan and generally low freezing throughout the storm struck New York western New York was re- turning to normal after the storm which left two to six inches of snow and disrupted travel and closed At N. the tin roof of the city hall was lifted off by a 50-milc-an-hour wind and carried 40 feet to the top of a Near gale winds forced light craft to cover heavy moved cautiously off the New land Fresh gales continued in the Chesapeake bay area today ing Tuesday's winds which BELL SYSTEM ARE DEADLOCKED U. S. Conciliators Eye April 7 Date For Phone Walkout WASHINGTON tional Federation of Telephone policy committee de- rided today to maintain essential services In the event of a ened strike April 7 By HAROLD W. WARD WASHINGTON Th a velocity of nearly 70 in extreme western Maryland and 50 far-flung Bell Telephone sys tern and a federation of 3 in H as soon as advanced By TOM MADDOX 111. mine official expressed belief today that 122 men had per ished in a mine explosion near here Tuesday in the heart o the southern Illinois coa Of a total of 131 miners trapped by the nine were brought out one was brought out and 14 were counted dead by that official at the bottom of the 540- foot That left 107 unaccounted and the man who did the Chief Electrician said HE HAD NO HOPE OF FINDING THEM But not all hope had been and rescue on the lob through a freezing still wore trying to get through ous gas and fallen timbers to save any who might have survived the Other experienced mine men at the scene shared mistic view of the Elmer N. face said it would take least until six o'clock to recover the last body because may have to work at the rate of 30 minutes for each 60 feet of Walter J. general superintendent of the Centralia Coal operator of the mine said that at 7 a.m. about 40 rescue workers were in the mine sealing off all side entries to im- prove ventilation as He said the farthest rescue crews were working a mile and a half from the shaft but that progress was slow because it was necessary to check all side entries for possible survivors or bodies be- fore sealing Trapped Johnson were working in groups of about 20 in side entries as far hack in the mine as three and a half Driscoll state mine in- said no attempt would be made to remove bodies until com- plete ventilation had been If none of the missing men Is found this will go into the records as the nation's worst coal mine disaster in nearly 19 since 195 were killed at May 19, 1928. Ie would be the worst in Illinois since the ry mine disaster of 1909, which took 259 The explosion occurred with a at about p m. just before the day shift of 131 was about to give way for a night The night men were standing around waiting for their and for that reason there was no shortage of rescue Clouds of milky gray moke curled out of the and before It faded in the cold wind doctors and nurses were on the way from a radius of 50 miles and still to a thread of hope M the chin night hours passed with only nine of their men brought out against roped the pit head and watched mercy come Farmers Feeding Butcher Hogs to Heavier Weights WASHINGTON favorable prices and a large con- sumer demand for farmers are feeding their butcher hogs to header weights than the time average before marketing A check of hog receipts at seven principal com belt markets shows hogs sold on these markets have been averaging nearly 10 pounds more per animal for months than the average for the same months In the Ferguson Joins Forces Today WASHINGTON Senator Ferguson announced today he will vote against con- firming David E. Lilienthal as chairman of the atomic energy He called the nee a and a sader for Ferguson's made in a speech from the senate brought the known list to 27. 49 or more than a have told the Associated Press they support President Truman's choice for the Ferguson said he is convinced that Lilienthal is who would push big government until dominated the lives and property of all its TRUSTEESHIP MEET IGNORED Soviet Russia Has No Representative At First Session LAKE Soviet Russia ignored the opening session today of the United Na trusteeship council whosi designated mission is to look ter the interests of the world's The absence of a Soviet gate did not prevent the council from proceeding with immediate It caused among U.N. officials already ried by what appeared to be a growing trend to by-pass the on important There was no explanation from the Soviet U.N. delegation ed by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. He refused to make any on Russian Some delegates expressed the belief that the naming of a Soviet delegate had merely been delayed and might come through WINS 1ST TEST House to Consider Measure on Or Basis WASHINGTON Re- publican backed won its first test today when the house voted to con- sider this measure on a or A voice vote clamped on the no amendment This action came shortly after President Truman in effect voiced opposition to the measure by ing to newsmen his message to congress in At a treasury news Secretary Snyder also was asked whether he would Mr. man to veto the Snyder re- am very positively opposed In thew prosperous times to having the government do cit Snyder added that is always and that If government ing exceeds Its income It will have the effects of further ing He said prices are already of Representative Knutson opened house debate on the today with dec- that it would (A) ease the burden of little encourage new risk ventures by business and the axe to punitive Reds Oppose China As Inviting Power By JOHN 51. HIGHTOWER I MOSCOW Russian opposition to an British and French proposal that China should be one of the inviting ers to a proposed German ence was officially disclosed With release of a report from the council of foreign ministers deputies to the Big Four council on procedure for preparing the German peace a wide of disagreements became These followed the same pattern f splits heretofore unofficially re- from the meetings iver such issues as the kind of that should be given to all lations in treaty making and whether the German government be compelled to sign the The peace conference which the deputies gave the council of foreign ministers two days Paraguay Decrees End of Martial Law Paraguay The Paraguayan government de- creed today the lifting of martial law throughout the embattled Policeman Kills Wounds Son Because of Nagging PHILADELPHIA he stand her a 35-year-old policeman shot and killed his wife and seriously ed his four-year-old Homicide Lieut. James Kelly Kelly said the James G. telephoned police im mediately after the shooting Thursday and told them his was youngest child of the was taken to with bullet wounds in th neck and the lobe of his right ear Two other 13 and 10, were at Directed to Prepare DES MOINES in the Iowa senate agreed at a caucus today that some kind of legislation to pay a bonus to Iowa veterans of World War II should be enacted by the 1947 general The caucus directed senate military affairs com- headed by Sen. John HOUSE GROUP UPS EDUCATION BOARD OUTLAYS Proposes For Boosts Funds for Hospital DES MOINES propriation of for support of the eight tions under the state board of education in the next nium was recommended late P. Berg by the house prepare a new for duction Counting supplementary unions deadlocked over bargaining today as nervous government tors eyed the April 7 deadline for a cross-country The policy committee of the United Kingdom and the French delegations consider that China should be one of the convening powers of the The Soviet delegation dis- At the time this report was the United States had reserved its position on But Secretary of State Marshall told the council Tuesday night he strongly favored including China as an inviting Molotov earlier had agreed to Marshall's proposal for a written exchange of information on but said the Russian government still believed informal Big Three discussions offered a better means of dealing with the Chinese have no objection to -o your Molotov told but he a way of communicating information does not seem to me to be entirely Senate Group Puts Speaker at Succession Top WASHINGTON senate rules committee today approved placing House Speaker Joseph Massachusetts Re- first in line for sion to the The vote was 6 to 5, with the committee dividing along party Republicans supported the Democrats voted no. President Truman recommended more than a year ago that the speaker of the house be next in line after the vice Un- der present Secretary of State George C. Marshall would take the presidency in the event of the in- capacity of Mr. BOOK BRINGS LONDON tattered first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland brought at tion The untidy little red which looked as if a child had taken it to bed was of specia interest because the author hac written on the flyleaf to one Tom Truman Hopes for Okay of Plan Wants Approval of Loan Program by March 31 WASHINGTON President Truman expressed hope today that congress will approve his aid gram before March line for British withdrawal of aid to He made that comment when asked if he favored a loan to There has been talk in congress of making an adequate 000 loan to Greece since tration officials say that country's situation is This proposal assumes that the president's program can not receive action by March 31. The president also told his weekly news conference that ren American tive to the United will cover the whole situation In a speech Friday to the U.N. At the the both formal and of the aid proposal went on in this Senator Brewster told reporters the United in helping Greece and Turkey resist Communist should in- sist that those countries grant commercial air rights for can air HITS AT WASHINGTON dent Truman declared today he did not like the practice of dis- missing a federal officeholder by cutting off funds for president made that ment In response to news con- ference questions about con- gressional moves to bar salary appropriations for Conciliation Service Director Edgar L. ren and his top Asked if he considered this proper Mr. Truman said that while he was a ber of congress he did not like the practice This Brewster opportunities to expand airborne commerce and cure such rights when settling should not repeat the take this Brewster told a The Maine senator is chairman of the war investigating tee which looked into the disposal of numerous time landing fields Hia declaration came M the ate foreign relations committe turned from cabinet endorsement of the aid proposal to from assorted former Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia of New Charles G Bolte of the American Veteran committee and a representative o the Council of The Socialist meanwhile made public testimony prepare for the senate urgin that all military aspects of the as sistance program be deleted in vor of for relief and rehabilitation purposes Contending that are still on the road of power tics that will bring us neither to democracy nor the ment by Harry tional secretary of the ed: Socialists believe that sia can be stopped without but only by a nation that enters the court of world opinion with clean declaration of economic fare against Russia plus sending U.S. military missions to the re- ments of Greece and Turkey is not likely to mean peace or stop the I march of for 3aulette Is Strike Cause By JACK SMITH LONDON An d strike over Paulette Goddard's paralyzed the production f a movie Twelve English hair dressers want no part of any walked out in a pique day after hearing that Miss pretty head was being by a Swedish expert from The walkout left nearly actresses and and it was costing more than a day for London film out Sir Alexander Korda's technicolor film of Oscar Wilde's Ideal An appeal was for an International agreement on The strikers said the Goddard locks ought to be put in shape by an or an Their the National Association of Theatrical and Kine said the walkout was The studio kept quiet and Miss dard remained studiously Miss Goddard left her suite In swanky hotel to go to the studio but she left her personal Miss Hedvig behind Miss who has made a career out of Miss dard's hair for more than four entered Britain with a of labor permit to do just can't be started again Korda film until the hair dressers return to work be- without the hair none of the cast can be ly made tional Federation of Telephone n an independent lation of unions representing more han proceeded with strike plans after these lalling 1. Assistant Secretary of Labor John Gibson went to New York to talk over the proaching crisis with officials of the American Telephone Tele- graph whose long distance lines would be the first to feel the 2. The A. T. T. officials Tuesday referred to the Bell tem's various operating ies the proposal that n. committee be named to negotiate on a basis the union's 10 contract de- These Included a weekly pay 8. The union policy tee considered that action to be a rejection of Its It by down less than system-wide gaining at this stage of the It also rejected the of- fer of Bell Telephone companies In New New Jersey and sin to arbitrate the wage de- with certain 4. The union named a man committee explore all avenues which may now be able or may hereafter be gested an a means for a able settlement of the 10 national bargaining Members include Presiden Joseph A. Chariman Joh J. Moran of the policy and John L. chairman of th national bargaining Talk By Telephone After Gibson's conference wit the A. T. T. officials in he may meet with the union committee He already has consulted Beirne by Federal conciliators were in 30 but Beirne told a news conference that up to now their efforts have been In rejecting the arbitration plan of the various Bell Beirne told reporters the policy committee had decided of the wage issue will not eliminate the disputed items dealing with working con- Therefore It would not In and of Itself eliminate the possibility of a of all or any one of the 10 national items on a cal union would result In the tion of further Inequities and in- The company proposals for besides being limited only to would have required that the wage rates be compared with pay for comparable jobs in Berg announced after the meeting that no decision had been made as to how much of a bonus would be paid or how it would be will have to be ed out by our he other words it was the concensus of the Republicans the senate that we must ive some recognition to our var The job has een turned over to the com- and we will go to work House Votes 5 Board of Control Acts DES MOINES house five more board of control lills today to run the two-day to 16. Not a dissenting vote cast against any of the 16 The long series of measures are result of a movement to assist and strengthen the of con- trol In its administration of the state's 15 penal and fare All of the bills except two now go to the The two go back to the senate for concurrence in minor The key in the long scries was one passed Tuesday to give the board four divisional directors to help with its The bills passed today Apply board of control fire prevention and other rules to county and private for the 95-0. Provide that business mana- gers of board of control tions serve at the pleasure of the board instead of the governor and that executive officers of the Institutions serve at the pleasure of the board Instead of for a four-year 98-0. Remove the salary ceiling of per day for inspectors of ty and private hospitals for tha Transfer the law governing the Glenwood state school Into the chapter governing the Woodward hospital and school because both have largely become Institutions for the 103-0. More definitely define ments for custody and cation of children at the Toledo juvenile home and the Davenport orphans Sent back to senate by vote of 101 to 0. The house followed up by ing and sending to the senate a proposing a home for the The funds would come from earnings on bonds held by the state The 000 would be used to build or buy and equip the The vote 90 to 5. that Production Concentrations of Geese in South Iowa Start Moving North DES MOINES geese remained at Forney's lake In Fremont county today where there were of them last Moving out of southern areas in Iowa along the Missouri river the chief concentrations of blue and snow geese were near Whiting and a similarly large flock near Luton in Woodbury Most of these geese were in wheat and corn OTTUMWA funds supplied in addition to the regular the amount made available to the In- for the current two-year period ending next June 30 was The board had ed for the next nium and Gov. Robert D. Blue had recommended The committee recommended for the University of Iowa for the next a reduction of from the amount For Iowa State college the committee mended a cut ol below the amount ed. Iowa State Teachers college had asked and the tee recommended that The state school for the blind re- quested and the tee recommended upping it The school for the deaf asked and the committee mended that Hospital Fund Upped For the University hospital at Iowa City the committee m ended AN IN- CREASE OF OVER THE AMOUNT Committee members said the increase was recommended because the amount asked represented proposed 75 per cent capacity and the committee favored capacity The psychopathic hospital at Iowa City had asked and the committee agreed on that The bacteriological oratory at Iowa City had ed but the committee recommended With one slight the committee accepted the of a joint senate appropriations which had worked over the askings before presenting the figures to the lull bouse The full committee increased the joint sub-committee for the school for the blind by The full committee ed more than did the governor In every case except The com- and the governor agreed on the amount proposed for the school for the Up Land Tax Credit The committee brought out an- other recommending that the annual appropriation for the cultural land tax credit fund be in- creased from to 000. The has fallen far short of meeting requirements since the fund was established by the 1945 The fund ia set up to pay that portion of school district property taxes which is the result of a levy of more than 15 The following listing shows cast the amount made for board of education institutions lor the current amounts requested for the next nium by the the recommended by the governor for next the recommended for the by the com- University of 000. Iowa State 000. for School each OMAHA Northwestern Union of Telephone Workers hsd under consideration today a posal to submit to arbitration of its wage dispute with the western Bell Telephone Co. Under the made by the the governors of each the five states in which ern Bell Co. operates would be asked to appoint a representative to a board which would arbitrate union wage demands on basis of the rates compare with wages paid by other businesses in the same community for work requiring comparable training 8ml District Manager C. 15. Gietzen said Tuesday a study ed Northwestern Bell as high or higher than the general community level of wages for com- work view of those facts the com- pany offered to renew the present contract with the he union has rejected the com- I offer and now we are I mostly in was stolen from a safe at Denney's grocery store in Ottumwa Tuesday police said The safe had been unlocked with a key kept in the cash 000. Bacteriological 301.630, 523.974.000. No Iowa Fishing for Says Law DES MOINES If South Dakota doesn't let lowans hunt pheasants or ducks Iowa won't South Dakota sportsmen catch pike at Okoboji or other fishing That is the main importance of the retaliation clause enacted by the Iowa legislature George Faul its The now signed into law any state by law its the Issuance of a hunting or to residents of this or U any law permits the issuance of a hunting or but in so doing limits or restricts the of residents of this state mom than it limits or restricts tlw privileges of Its own no hunting or fishing or combined hunting and fishing shall be Issued In this state to the residents of such Which Fiul South Dakota prohibits of a duck hunting license to residents of Iowa or the issuance of a pheasant ing permit to lowans but the start the season there 10 days later than South Dakotans then the Iowa conservation com- mission shall not issue any Turn to
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