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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1949, Cedar Rapids, Iowa VOLUME 111 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, PR1S8. TOTTED IMTBBNATIOim. KEW8 IN CANAL CLASH Tension and Riot Spread In Shanghai Stalin Buttons Issued By Underground as Reds Advance. SHANGHAI (UP) Mount- Ing unrest and violence in Shanghai were reported Sat- urday as Communist armies moved nearer from the west. The Communist- underground started distributing lapel buttons with pictures of Stalin and Mao Tse-tung, Chinese Communist chieftain. Shanghai was beginning to ex- perience the internal strife ihat gripped Nanking a little before Communist forces marched in un- opposed. The American consulate tele- phoned the garrison that a mob of employes threatened the China Edison Company. The garrison dispatched troops to deal with the threat. "Seven Armies Trapped." The Communist radio said parts of seven Nationalist armies a Chinese army is the approximate equivalent of a U. S. had been trapped in the shrink- ing bulge between the Yangtze delta and Hangchow bay, at the tip of which lies Shanghai. A telephone check indicated that all Nationalist defenders bad been withdrawn into Hangchow from the outskirts. Hangchow is the so-called back door of Shanghai, the control point on the railway to the south- west. That is the last escape route by land from the threatened city. Reports circulated that the Com- munists had captured Kunshan, 25 miles west of Shanghai on the only other trunk 'railway out of the city. But government sources denied the report. The railway administration merely said trains were running to a point five miles east of Kunshan. REDS ASK ALLIES GO. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Chinese Communists demanded Saturday that Britain, the United States and France quickly with- draw their armed forces, warships and military aircraft from China. At the same time, they promised "to protect all foreign nationals to consider the establishment of diplomatic relations with foreign countries." The statements were made by Gen. La Tao, spokesman for the headquarters of the Communis army, in a Peiping broadcast heard in San Francisco by the Associ- ated Press. Otzrtte Photos by Dt! Elumemhine. WRECKED AUTOMOBILES IN WHICH TWO WERE KILLED, THREE Cedar Rapids men were killed when the two cars above collided three and one-half miles west of Walker on highway 150 Friday afternoon. Dead are B. L. Dodge, driver of the car on the right, and Raymond D. Schorr, Dodge's nephew, a passenger in. the Dodge car. Mrs. Ruth Schorr was seriously injured. The Schorrs and Dodge lived at 1118 Third street SW. Injured in the car at left were Ronald I. Baum, the driver, and James Kelley, a passenger, Both .are from Independence. K Two Injured in Car Crash B. L Dodge, Nephew Dead Cedar Rapids N Two Cedar Rapids men were killed and three other persons in- jured late Friday in a two-car crash on highway 150, three and one-half m'iles west of Walker. The dead are B. L. Dodge, 54, and Raymond D. Schorr, 21, Dodge's nephew, both of 1118 Third, street SW. Injured in the accident were Raymond's mother, Mrs. ..Ruth Schorr, 56, also of 1118 Third street TSW, James ,aHd I. Baum. Baum, driver of the. other machine, and Kelley are both from Independence. Mrs. Schorr suffered a broken arm, a broken leg, and head juries. She was reported in fair condition hospital. Saturday at St. Luke's Roads Agree to Longer Vacations CHICAGO nation's railroads agreed Saturday to re- vised vacation schedules for 000 engineers, firemen, conductors trainmen and switchmen. The new schedules, effective July 1, provide one-week paic vacations after one year and two weeks after five years' service The employes now receive one week. A carrier spokesman said the new plan corresponds generally to the vacation schedules now in ef- fect for non-operating employes The five operating unions had asked vacations ranging up to 3C days. Negotiations had been under way since March 25. Arlo Miller's Skull Fractured to The Oaitttt. DBS MOINES Arlo Miller, Wilson high of Cedar Rapids ath- lete who was struck in the head by a discus at the Drake Relays Friday, was reported in good con- dition in Mercy hospital Saturday. Doctors reported that Miller sutt'ered a fractured skull in the accident and will remain in the hospital here for at least five days before he can' be moved to Cedar Rapids. Two Students Hurt in Motorcycle-Car Crash CeiUr Newt- Two Coe college students were injured about. p.m. Friday when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car driven by Ellis N. Moorehead, 226 Eighth street NE, at A avenue and Eighth street NE. Kenneth Kling and James Bent- zen, both of Vets' hall, Coe college, were injured. Kling suffered a cut knee and Bentzen a cut on the back of the head. Both were treated at St. Luke's hospital. Moorehead was charged by po- lice with failure to yield the right of way.. YOUTH'S BODY J A M M ED' UNDER DASH- broken body of Raymond D. Schorr, 21, is shown jammed under the dashboard of the wrecked automobile in which he was killed Friday afternoon. Linn County Coroner Robert Brosh said both Dodge and Schorr were dead on arrival at St. Luke's hospital, where they were taken by Ambulance Service. Weather- Increasing- cloudiness and cooler tonight, with brief showers late this evening-. Low tonight 46. Sun- day partly cloudy and cooler. High Sunday 70. "No Jokers in Red Blockade NEW YORK (AP) _ Secret talks between the United States and Russia over lifting the Berlin blockade were reported Friday night to be '.'proceeding satisfac- Gazette Man Rides Airlift to Berlin By Frank Nye. Gazette Associate Editor. rode ten tons of vjnced "there are no jokers" in coal from Frankfurt to Berlin via Russia's terms for ending the im- Airlift Friday. j passe. We left at 10-27 am in an armvi U' S- Ambassador Philip C. Jes- C-Mand arrived Tn .Soviet. Deputy torily." One Western source said the Western Powers now are con- noon. The plane-was un- loaded in 17 minutes. I watched two planes ahead of us take off and six behind us land at Tempelhof airdrome. We left Berlin at p.m. and landed back in Frankfurt at We passed' over several Russian airports where we saw American A-20 planes left from lend-lease. Americans can be proud of the efficiency and dispatch with which the Airlift is being operated. Saw Aachen, Cologne and Ju- lich on a bus tour; little recon- struction is in progress war-ruined cities. in these Frankfurt is recovering slowly. The destruction is simply unbe- lievable and in some places only the streets have been cleared. Our Iowa delegation to the Jun- ior Chamber of Commerce con- vention in Brussels arrives home! by air Monday. Foreign Minister Jakob A. Malik for two Friday. These and one-half hours late Main Facts, facts emerged from au- Today's Index Comics.................... 7 Courthouse 2 Crossword................. 7 Daily Record.............. 2 Deaths.................... 2 Editorial Features 6 Marion g Movies 5 Radio....................... 5 Sports 4 State...................... 8 Ads .......ft_____9-11 thoritative sources shortly after the conversations ended: 1. The going all right for both East and West. The next move can. come from' either side but there is no hint what it-will be.v 2. No written documents or com- mitments were exchanged but Malik confirmed the conditions on which Russia will end the block- ade. These are for the West to lift the counter-blockade and for the Four Powers to agree on the date for a meeting of the council of foreign ministers on Berlin. A western source said there are no other conditions. 'Details To Come. 3. The situation has become much clearer but exact details must be worked out. These in- volve the dates for lifting the blockade. measures, for convening the council foreign ministers and for listing the specific -topics to be taken up at the. foreign min- isters 4. The two-way talks involving Dr. Jessup and Malik may widen to more formal Four .Power con- versations here soon, perhaps next week. Jessup -has. kept Sir; Alex- ander Cadogan of Britain and Jean Chauvel of-France fully in- formed but one source said it a npw about time for the four dele- gater-to- sit together; Cpe College Expels Three, Suspends Two Cedar Kaplds Three students have been ex- pelled and two suspended from Coe college as a result of disci- plinary action taken by college authorities in the last two weeks. One man was expelled and one suspended Saturday following an incident at the City Water Works early this morning. The action followed by only one day the announcement of Coe President Byron Hollins- head that two other men had been expelled and one sus- pended ihortly after the Easter vacation. Water. Works .employe Amos Diehl told police that five men walked into the building, -tore a clock" otf the wall and took a gas mask. They drove off in a car. Police fbund a car answering the description given them" by Diehl outside Greene hall at'the colleg; a few minutes later. They picked up five men, all residents of Greene, and took them to the station for question- ing. No charges were filed, by police, who turned the case over to college authorities. The ac- tion by college authorities fol- lowed; President -Hollinshead described the other affair as a drinking party and general disturbance at'Greene hall during the Easter vacation. Three men, Hollinshead. :said, did. not go home over the Weekend, but remained on the campus. During the evening 'they at- tempted to "smoke" another stu- dent out of his room by building a fire of paper and blowing the smoke under the door. President Hollinshead said the two students suspended had been in trouble before and had been warned at that time that. they would be dismissed -if they were called before college authorities again. The third youth has a good rec- ord at Coe and was suspended for two weeks. He will return to school Monday. "The two men, who were, dis- missed, will be permitted to take their final exams after commence- ment in Hollinshead said. ''We feel we are being rather lenient in that respect and I- think the students involved" feel the same way. "After they, have- completed their' exams they 'will have the opportunity to Transfer to another college if they so desire." Whether the student expelled Saturday would be given the same >pportunity, was not revealed.' Status of the student suspended Saturday also indefinite. DODGE 8CROBK Kelley suffered a broken pelvis and possible internal in- juries. He was in fair condition Saturday at Independence hos- pital. Baum, although not hos- pitalized .Friday night, suffered a Miyerelr bruised rilrht side. The accident occurred about ,5 p.m., according'-to Highway Pa- trolman James Gildroy who in- vestigated. A witness to said Dodge's car, traveling east, swerved into the path of Baum's machine. The three Cedar Rapids people were taken to St. Luke's hospital by Ambulance Service. Coroner Robert Brosh pronounced young Schorr and Dodge dead on ar- rival. Dodge and the Schorrs were returning to Cedar Rapids from the funeral of a relative, Mrs. Viola Sensor, which was held Friday in Decorah. Raymond, a former Wilson high school student, is also survived by his father, Fred Schorr, of 343 Third avenue SW. Dodge is survived by two sis- ters, Mrs. Schorr and Miss Myrtle Dodge, who lived with him and Mrs. Schorr. He was a former me- chanic for the. Allen Motor Com- pany and was in business for him- self. is- a fbrhier-school teacher and is employed in the office at St.. Luke's.hospital. Dur- ing, the war, she worked for the food ration board. The'bodies of Dodge and Schorr were taken to the Barta-Hesser funeral home. Funeral announce- ments will be made later. Keel) Hands Off British Ferry Craft Also Release Seized in Pursuing Cattle Rustlers. BERLIN (UP) The Rus- sians Saturday agreed to keep hands off British barges in Western Berlin's waterways and released three British sol- diers seized Friday night while trying to retrieve live- stock from Soviet zone rus- tlers. The Soviet actions removed two minor obstacles that threatened to complicate Anglo-Russian rela- tions at a time when lifting of the Berlin blockade appeared im- minent. The waterways dispute was set- tled at a conference between Brig. E. R. Benson, British deputy commander of Berlin, and Maj. Gen. P. A. Kvashnin, Soviet trans- port chief. The agreement was understood to call for freedom of movement on Western Berlin's canals for both British and Russian-licensed barges.. Origin of Dispute. The dispute erupted Wednes- day when the Russians, who con- trol all Berlin's canals under an old four-power agreement, stopped British barges in the British sec- tor. Next day, armed British mili- tary, police shooed away the Soviet control officials and announced their intention of remaining there to insure free passage of British Coalition Wins Labor Bill Skirmishes WASHINGTON confi- dent coalition of house Republi- cans and southern Democrats, driving for passage of the Wood mittee, is in line with the Dem- ocratic platform. Handling "Struck Work." The house then adopted another labor bill, won a series of skir- Republican-sponsored amendment mishes Friday. Worried adminis- easing the Wood bill. This one, of- tration leaders finally put off the decisive vote until Tuesday. When the house adjourned after a long day of. wrangling and vot- ing, -the group had put through three amendments to its Wood bill. They were "easing" amend- ments a.little less restriction on unions but they were op- posed' by President- Truman's forces. The-'Truman Democrats still hope to defeat the Wood bill and pass their own Lesinski bill to repeal the Taft-Hartley act and revive the New Deal Wagner act handle "struck work" that is, work that has been farmed out to their company by another com- pany whose employes are on strike. Such a refusal is one type of "secondary boycott." The Wood bill, prior to this, amendment, would have permitted such a re- fusal, -but only if the workers-of the two companies are members of the same local union. The amendment removed this "same- union" requirement. The Taft-Hartley act bans all with modifications. Therefore j types of secondary boycotts. they resisted all efforts to make the Wood bill more acceptable to the house when the showdown comes. Outcome in Doubt. The Wood bill likewise would "repeal" Taft-Hartley but would also re-enact most of its provis- ions. The final outcome remained highly doubtful. Both sides, still claimed a margin. Republicans voted almost solidly' together Fri- day and were joined, by about 40 southerners. 'It.'w.as. anybody's guess, however, whether this alignment would..hold on Tues- day. Another unknown factor Was the attitude of some 80 members who were -not on the floor Friday. vote of the day came early in the afternoon. The opposing sides joined, hands to smash down a proposal to re- peal- the and.re- vive" the 1935 Wagner, act in its original form without.any change. The vote was-275-37. Coalition Scores. Shortly.thereafter, the coalition scored its first point. That was when the house adopt- ed, 202 to 158, an amendment by Rep. which would permit strikers.'to vote IB-plant elections up to six months after being replaced in. their jobs. Prior to the .the Wood bill said." strikers could vote up to three months after being re- placed. ''The ..Taft-Hartley act doesn't permit replaced strikers to vote, at all. proposal- to return to the 1935 Wagner act original form was offered by Rep. Marcan- tonio Rep. Biemiller (D-Wis.) said .the bill; which ________ was introduced by Chairman 'Leg- stay out of the way otf marchers iniki (D-Mich.) of the labor com-Ito "avoid accidents." Before agreeing to postpone further debate until Tuesday, the house adopted another amendment which would ease the Wood bill's provision on injunctions in unfair labor practice cases. It was.intro- duced by Rep. Bentsen and carried 166 to 117. Injunction Curb. Under this amendment, the gen- eral counsel of the National Labor Relations Board could seek a tem- porary injunction against a union or employer -only after making an investigation and issuing a formal complaint, (as in the Taft-Hartley Also he would have to. show .that the public interest requires the injunction :and tbat "irrepar- able damage" would'otherwise re- sult.' Prior to the amendment the Wood bill- permitted the general counsel to seek an injunction as soon as he received any charge of an unfair practice.- The Lesinski bill'would abolish such injunctions and even "'abolish the position of general counsel. No roll-call, votes were taken Friday. Some of the votes were by voice .only, and others on a nose- count of those for and against. Whatever bill the house .'finally agrees upon' will be sent' to the senate for. another debate which is expected to be long and spirited. Americans Advised To Stay Indoors in Tokyo TOKYO: (AP: Mac- Arthur's headquarters suggested Saturday that. Americans stay in- doors Sunday when Japan's Com- and labor groups celebrate May day. y An announcement said occupa- tion personnel not on duty should j barges. The British engaged in brought in on the airlift from the three Westoija airfields barges mostly ferrying su to downtwtt points. distribution An official announcement said Saturday's talk was held in a friendly atmosphere at Soviet headquarters. The Russians obvi- ously backed down in order to re- tain their nominal control over Western canal locks. A British spokesman said Kvashnin blamed over-zealous junior officers for the dispute. Soldiers Seized. The British soldiers seized Fri- day night had crossed inadvert- ently into the Russian zone while pursuing 40 Soviet zone police who raided a Western Berlin city government farm. The Soviet zone police made off with 36 cows, eight pigs, 12 sheep and 34 horses, British officials said. The farm long has been a bone of contention between Soviet zone and British sector officials. Its buildings are in the British sector and its grazing lands in the Soviet zone. Thi Russians escorted the three British soldiers to the, British sec- tor border and released them. of the United Workers of FEW Wins Vote At Deere Plant MOLINE score in the jurisdictional fight between two CIO unions was three to one Saturday in favor Farm Equipment America. They won 922 to 224 over the United Automobile Workers in a National Labor Relations Board election at the John Deere plow works here. The UAW won an election in the Allis Chalmers plant at Springfield, 111., several weeks the FEW won at the Mc- Cormick works of the Interna- tional Harvester Compafay ia, Chi- cago and the Oliver Corporation plow works in South Bend. A UAW officer at Moline said Deere had offered a wage increase to some UAW. members in seven plants in Illinois and Iowa for which the UAW still bargains, Neither union nor company would say how much had been of- fered workers in three other plants at Moline and at Dubuque, Des Moines, Waterloo and Ot- tumwa. Hudson Shipment Ordered by Court FORT WAYNE fed- eral court -order Saturday blocked striking workers at the South Bend Bendix Aviation plant from stopping brake die shipments to the Hudson Motor Car Company. Judge Luther Swygert issued the order when-Hudson claimed it would have to shut its plant with- out the parts. Today's Chuckle You can't take it with you, and, since the advent of the in- come tax, you can't keep it while you are here.