Mason City Globe Gazette, March 18, 1947

Mason City Globe Gazette

March 18, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Associated Press and United Press Full Leased wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 18 This Paper Corisis1 HOME EDITION niiiir r NO 135 U S REJECTS USSR REPARATI TRUCE AVERTS LABOR BATTLE IN IOWA HOOSE Opposing Camps Agree to Notify Each Other If Bills Are Taken Up Des Moines redhot bat tle in the house over 5 highly re strictive labor bills was abruptly sidetracked Tuesday by an agree ment between opposing camps The agreement carried the un derstanding that ifone side later decided to take up the bills the other side be so notified and a call of the house would be re quested The call of the house means that every member must be in his seat and vote The house agreed on suspension of the rules so that the bills might be taken up later The rules pro vide that any move to revive a bill recommended for indefinite post ponement by a committee must be made not later than 3 legisla tive days after the committee ac tion is reported to the house In order to make it possible for a standing request for reconsider ation to be taken up the clock in the house was stopped Monday so that technically any action taken Tuesday would be recorded as having taken place insofar as the labor bills were con cerned After the agreement between the opposing camps was made there was a motion that the house ad journ until a m Tuesday morning The effect of this was to include the agreement in the records as of Monday house then proceeded with other business The labor issue has split the house overwhelming republican majority sharply It has brought both Gov Robert D Blue and Iowas entire congressional dele gation intothe picture Blue had sought to prevent the POUNDING AWAY FOR TITLETipping the sTaTeTat 33 pounds 6 months old Joe Ryan of Philadelphia disputes the claim of a Louisville Ky couple that their weighed pounds at 7 a heavyweight champ Husky Joes mother Mrs Helen Ryan weighs him in house killing the labor bills on the ground that such action would be harmful to the republican party in Iowa He apparently considered his reelection last year in spite of political action committee CIOPAC opposition as a man date for restrictive legislation Advice of Iowas congressmen was sought by 6 legislators who favor the bills restricting labor The group asked whether the proposed Iowa closed shop bill would interfere with the national legislative program The 8 Iowa congressmen and 2 senators said Iowa action will not embarrass us in any way and Senator B B Hickenlooper K lowa added In a separate tele gram that legislative action would be informative to me in consid ering federal legislation There were indications that other members of the Iowa con gressional delegation had been brought into the matter and that their attitude might later be re vealed In bringing the agreement to a head Rep Wilson Reed RFair field told the house We have got into a situation here that is defeating the business at hand The 2 groups have been in conference and agreed that these bills should be temporarily sidetracked We made a promise to notify each other if these bills were going to be called up later He then moved for suspension of the rules as concerned the 5 labor bills and there was no op position The bills involved would ban closed shops ban violence in picketing ban secondary boycotts enforce collective bargaining agreements and prohibit a super visor from belonging to the same union to which men under him belong The same bills now are on the calendar in the senate Senators Vote Motorists Financial Responsibility Carmen on Honeymoon Beverly Hills Cal Miranda the dynamic Latin film dancer and singer and David A Sebastian 38yearold film pro ducer were honeymooning Tues day Somewhat unexpectedly Miss Miranda and her fiance appeared at the marriage license bureau Monday afternoonand announced that they would be wed in about an hour Originally they had in tended to be married in San Fran cisco in about 2 weeks SAME White means no Iriflio death In 24 hour Bill Goes Back to Iowa House for Approval of Effective Date Change Des Moines W The senat Tuesday passed 35 to 1 a hous bill which would require low motorists who become involved accidents to furnish proofs o their financial responsibility Because the measure potentiall would impose new responsibili ties on all automobile owners wh do not carry liability insurance he senate amended it to chang the effective date from July 4 tc Oct 1 to allow 3 months for thi public to become acquainted with it The bill goes back to the house for approval of the amendment The senate deferred action unti Wednesday on 11 bills affecting the state board of control and thi 15 institutions it supervises due to the absence of senators who were at Eagle Grove to attend the fu neral of Editor Ward Barnes who managed Gov Robert D Blues election campaigns The motorists financial respon sibility law would be administerec by the state department of public safety Theseare its principal pro visions Any person involved in an acci dent causing property damage of or more or injury of any per sons would be required to meet the full cost of the accident if the commissioner of public safety found him responsible for It Fail ure to meet the costs resull in revocation of his automobile and drivers license until he did so Such person also would be re quired either to be insured under a policy paying for one death for 2 deaths and for property damage or to post security with the safety de partment in those amounts to cover the cost of any future ac cident in which he might be in volved He would have insurance or posting securities or cash to cov er future liabilities Senator E K Bekman ROt who handled the bin in the senate said 16 other states had adopted the same law and that the accident rate in those states had been reduced as a re sult After a sharp debate the sen ate in effect killed a bill sup ported by its motor vehicle corn have in length of trucks and trailers from 45 to 50 feet It voted 23 to 17 on a motion to defer a vote thus pigeonholed the bill Senators who opposed the mea sure said that adding 5 feet to the length of trucks would increase traffic hazards on the highways Two other motor vehicle bills were passed by the senate and sent to the house One would per mit trucks used exclusively with in city and town limits to be li censed at twothirds the rates paid on trucks which use thoj highways The other would increase fi A 60 to 90 days the minimum pe i od during which the drivers li cense of any person convicted of drunk driving would be sus Ipended mittee which would creased the allowable ARREST MAN IN FATAL SHOOTING Des Moines Man Killed While Visiting Divorcee Des Moines Corn well 54 wanted in connection with the fatal shooting Monday night of Carl W Woxell 52 for mer city policeman was arrested Tuesday morning Detectives Ralph McKinley and Nick Kerpon arrested Cornwell as he walked along a street a few blocks east of the state capitol The detectives said Cornwell told them I told him Woxell I would get him and I got him No charges had been filed against Cornwell Chief of Detectives Tom Wat son said the shooting occurred at the home of Cornwells divorced wife Mrs Marie Cornwell while Mrs Cornwell and her daughter Delores 15 looked on Patrolmen FrankWiedeman and Albert Howard who investigated said they found Woxells body on he living room floor with 3 bullet wounds in his chest They said Mrs Cornwell told them she her daughter and Wox ell were sitting in the living room alking when Cornwell came in without saying a en ered a bedroom where another daughter Beverly 11 was sleep ing When he came out of the bed she said he started shoot ing The patrolmen said Mrs Corn well told them her husband then urned from Woxell to her and said Im going to get you too She said she struggled witjj Cornwell got the gun away from him and that he then ran out the ront door She added she then vent outside and fired the re maining bullets into the ground or fear he might return A son Billy Cornwell weil nown midwest lightweight won boxing bout in Omaha Monday ight at about the time the shoot ing occurred here o Clues Uncovered m Missing Instructor t Iowa Deaf School Council Bluffs have een no clues fo the whereabouts f Miss Ruth Fields 45 year old istructor at the Iowa school for he deaf here who has been dssing since Jan 11 Principal E Noble said Tuesday The redhaired instructor left companion on an Omaha street n Jan 11 and has not been seen nee Her belongings have been lipped to her family at Stamford Cy Noble said On a previous occasion Miss i e1d s disappeared for several ays but returned giving no ex lanation of her absence school uthorities said VANDENBERGIS AGAINST PARTY PART IN POLICY Attacks Proposal for BiPartisan Support of Trumans Aid Plan Washington Van denberg RMich said Tuesda that bipartisan foreign policy wi die in revolt if Americans yiel to the political dictates of part managers on proposed aid Greece and Turkey The chairman of the senate for eign relations committee steppe down from the rostrum of th senates presiding officer to criti cize from the floor a proposa made Monday night by Gael Sul livan executive director of th democratic national committee Carroll Rcece republican nationa chairman Sullivan called on Reece to join in a 2party statement endorsin President Trumans policy of com batting communism by helpin Greece and Turkey Vandenber predicted Reece will refuse am said When bipartisan foreign poli cy gets into the rival hands o partisan national committees it i in grave danger of losing its pre cious character Simulaneously 1 Rep Eaton RN chair man of the house foreign affairs committee made public the ad ministration bill to carry out Mr Trumans new foreign program I would give the president broat powers for using anc sending military and civilian per sonnel to those 2 nations border ing the soviet sphere 2 Eaton introduced the 1101 word bill and set Wednesday fo a start on hearings if a 000 general postUNRBA relie measure is completed Tuesday Eaton listed Undersecretary o State Acheson and the secretaries of war and navy Patterson anc Forrestal as the first witnesses 3 Secretary of the Navy For restal said that unification of the armed services will supply the integration of foreign policy with national policy and the power to back up that foreign policy He testified before the senate armec services committee on legislation to unify the army and navy The administration bill for aid in the 2 Mediterranean nations would empower Mr Truman to A give financial aid in the form of loans credits grants or otherwise B detail federal em ployes to assist Greece and Tur key C detail a limited num ber of military personnel to act in an advisory capacity only D supply materials services and information and train Greek and Turkish personnel The measure instructs the Re construction Finance corporation to make an initial advance of up to to get the aid pro gram quickly under way These conditions would be re quired of Greece and Turkey 1 Free access of American of ficials to determine whether the aid is utilized effectively 2 Guarantee the right of U S newsmen to report the use of the aid without censorship 3 Not to transfer aid to an other government Vandenbergs criticism of Sul livans action was by Senator Connally The Texan told the senate that both Sullivan and Reece are paid propagandists for their parties and in their zeal they both may do a lot of foolish things Prior to last falls republican congressional landslide Connally was chairman of the foreign re lations committee Like Vanden berg he was a delegate to the San Francisco conference which draft ed the United Nations charter and served as an advisor at numerous international conferences attend ed by the Former Secretary of State James F Byrnes Vandenberg said he has never even pretended to speak for my party in foreign policy activities and declared that bipartisan for eign policy is not the result of political coercion but of nonpoli tical conviction FOCAL POINTS IN EUROPE MIDDLE EAST Greece and Tur key are heartened by President Trumans proposal before Congress to financially aid their countries world observers are considering the implications claiming whatever nation controls the 2 countries will dominate the Mediterranean and Middle East Mean while jn Moscow the Big Four foreign ministers are formulating peace treaties for Ger many that will influence the rest of Europe including Poland Romania and Bulgaria outlined subjects of U S protests against coercion and intimidation in vio lation of the Yalta agreement KLEMME WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY Suffers Fatal Stroke in Auto at Clear Lake Klemme Funeral arrange ments were incomplete Tuesdaj or Mrs Gretchen Schlawin widow of William J Schlawin who died suddenly of a heart at in an automobile at Clear e Monday shortly after 8 p m while she was on her way home with a group of Klemmfe women from a shopping trip in Mason City She waspast GO years old The women were in a car driv en by Mrs Carl Wille others in he party being Mrs G A Goll VTrs Leroy Johnson and Miss Es her Alverson Mrs Schlawin complained of jeing ill while on the way from Mason City to Clear Lake When hey arrived at Clear Lake they topped at the bakery and her ondition was so bad that it was ecessary to call a doctor Dr Dean W Clapsaddle of lear Lake a few min tes before Mrs Schlawin died in le car The body was taken to Clemme by Arthur Wellemeyer uneral director Mrs Schlawin lived alone in er home at Klemme Two sons Verner and Arthur live on farms ear Klemme Mr Schlawin died 1936 Weather Report FORECAST rlason City Clearing and colder Tuesday night with low about 1620 Wednesday fair and warmer owa Clearing Tuesday night and colder in west portion generally fair Wednesday warmer in west portion Low Tuesday night 16 northeast to 24 southwest High Wednesday near 40 owa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average near normal State normal is 36 degrees Slow rising trend Wed nesday and Thursday Colder Thursday night and Friday Lit tle change Saturday Warmer Sunday Precipitation will av erage near i inch occurring as rain Wednesday night and Thursday Minnesota Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday cold er southwest and west central portions Tuesday night warmer west portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics r 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation Snow IAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 20 27 trace trace 45 38 Wheat Prices Drop 10 Cent Limit After Going Over Chicago Market Slump Paralleled in Other Major Grain Exchanges Chicago UR Wheat wen above for the first time in 3 years on the Chicago board o trade Tuesday then prices turnec down shortly before the marke close dropping the full 10 cen limit allowed in one days trading The decline in the Chicago mar ket was paralleled in major ex changes at Kansas City and Mm neapolis where wheat futures also were down 10 cents a bushel At one time during the day March wheat was up to Bu at prices quoted 45 minutes be fore the closing it had dropped to cents a bushel here as low as it was permitted to go in a single days trading under exchange rules Market sources said that the ac tion of the board of trade Mon day in demanding increased mar gins for Tuesdays trading was responsible in large part for ths jreak It was the 5th time in the boards 99year history that whea futures had passed the mark For months brokers have been xading in March wheat wheat that has not yet been rown In recent days they have ound difficulty in getting the ac tual wheat to meet the commit ments Trading in March wheat ends in only 5 days and as a result of the everish buying the price has gone steadily upward The price already has been re flected in the price a housewife must pay for a loaf of bread In Chicago Monday the price of mos iread went up one cent a loaf Similar increases were noted else where last week Not since 1917 during World war had wheat futures risen above S3 Wheat first hit the mark on May 8 1917 On May 9 the price to to 5314 The next day the price range was to On May 11 it reached the alltime high of a bushel Tuesdays opening price was the lighest since the record was set After trading opened shorts traders who are short of actual ivheat found themselves unable o obtain it and bid the price up to 1305 a bushel for March delivery The price rose as the market ipened despite the tightened credit imposed Monday Directors of the board doubled he initial margin requirements n March and May wheat futures nd increased the required margin m corn futures 50 per cent The new restrictions effective Tuesday were expected to have a moderately depressing affect on urther price increases Whether hey would halt the price boom owever was problematical in of heavy shipments of grain broad Comb Pacific Ocean for 72 Men in Lifeboat Honolulu greatest UP One searches of the Pacific maritime history got underway at dawn Tuesday as the Cruiser Tuc son and 19 destroyers steamed north from Pearl Harbor to search for 12 men missing in a lifeboat launched from the broken tanker FortDearborn last Wednesday The naval surface force joined longrange military aircraft which have been searching the stormy central Pacific each day The entire search lor the miss ing lifeboat will center at Pearl Harbor Planes will fly here from I Mid way from which the air search has been conducted and flights will be coordinated with sweeps by ships under the com mand of Capt L S Sabin Jr The men aboard the lifeboat were the only Fort Dearborn crew members who were not safe Twentytwo men were removed from the stern section of the tank er in a daring rescue Monday by 7 man boat crew from the navy command ship El Dorado Chief Boatswain Norman Kes ter of Monrovia Cal and his crew maneuvered their boat alongside the halfship on which the haggard survivors had bucked the lashing sea for 5 days The tankers crewmen climbed down a sea ladder and jumped on top of a cushion of lifejackets in the heaving boat No one was in jured Ten men rescued Friday from the forward section of the tanker are enroute to San Francisco aboard the liner Gen W B Gor don The Fort Dearborn broke in two 1100 miles northwest of Hono lulu It was feared the whaleboat in which the missing men set forth had drifted beyond the reach of search planes i TASK FORCE TO VISIT STRAITS Aircraft Carrier to Lead Dardanelles Trip Washington navy an nounced Tuesday that a task force to be led by the 27000ton air craft carrier Leyte will visit th Dardanelles Straits in Turkey nex month The task force of which the Leyte will be the flagship will in clude three light cruisers and six destroyers the navy said The navy made no mention of a possible call by the carrier at Piraeus Greece the port for Athens but announced the war ship would call at Suda Bay in Crete 150 miles from Athens The Leyte also will visit Gibraltar Naples Istanbul and AlexandriE during her stay in the Mediter ranean Previously the navy had said in London that the ships would visit Greek ports but had made no mention of the trip to Istanbul in the Dardanelles The navy said the visit has been under consideration for 2 months ORGANiZERlF GM SUCCUMBS Durant Twice Held and Twice Lost Enterprise New York JP William C Durant 85 an organizer of Gen eral Motors who twice held and twice lost control of the gigantic enterprise died Tuesday Durant shrewd bull market operator died in his Gramercy park apartment at a m His wife and nurse were present at the time of his death He had been ill since October 1942 Durant celebrated his 85th Birthday last Dec 8 with a state ment that the consumer market needs everything at home and abroad and that quality is more mportant today than ever be fore A supersalesman of ideas Dur ant was the pivot on which swung he most spectacular turn in the listory of the automobile indus try He was organizer of the General Motors corporation in 1908 Start ng in 1886 with a capital of 000 part of it borrowed he built and lost successive fortunes which at one time amounted to 000000 In February 1936 however he rileci a petition in bankruptcy isting assets of against lia bilities of Alternately commanding the en husiastic cooperation and cold distrust of Americas greatest janking interests he always had he loyal backing of personal riends To thousands he brought wealth and gave employment But to tiousands of others he personified he ageold hope to get rich uick O K 22 New Iowa Projects Des Moines civilian reduction administration has an ounced approval of 22 new Iowa ommercial construction projects vith a total value of ive projects with a value of 103200 were denied approval REFUSES MOVE FOR BILLION FROM GERMANY Marshall Bevin Rebuke Molotov for Charges of Taking German Goods Moscow S Secretary of State Marshall Tuesday coldly re jected the Soviet Unions bid for reparations from Germany In a frigid session of the council of foreign ministers the American secretary and British Secretary Ernest Bevin also sharply re buked the Soviet minister for his charges that Britain the United States and France had taken 000000000 in reparations from current production in the western zones Bevin retorted that Molotovs statements are not true Marshall declared that Bit 3 agreements at Potsdam super seded those Yalta and told the Soviet minister firmly that we will not follow the retreat of Mr Molotov from Berlin to Yalta Molotov claimed Tuesday that at Yalta the Big 3 had agreed on the 510000000000 figure for rep arations to be paid Eussia by Ger many The eighth session was one of the coolest of the conference to date The charged atmosphere among the Big 4 which thus far lad been most friendly developed after French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault made a statement on Frances demands for separa tion the Ruhr the Rhineland and the Saar from Germany Bidault told the council that al ied controls must be retained over Germany long after a peace settlement is concluded and the present occupation is ended Bidault who conferred Monday night with Prime Minister Stalin laid down the basic French policy on the defeated enemy calling primarily for rigid limitations of She coal and steel industries He suggested that France replace Sermany as the great steelpro ducing nation of Europe Bidault withheld Frances agreement to American British and Soviet proposals for raising the level of German industry He said the French view depended upon what other controls were set up He rejected outright the Americansponsored plan to set up central administrative agencies run by the Germans pending de cisions on Germanys frontiers He evidently meant that decisions on the Ruhr the Rhineland and he Saar must be reached first The French minister said eco nomic unity in Germany could be achieved with French approval prior to fixing the frontier by creating administrative agencies un by the allied powers for such matters as transport communica ions and trade He called for a speedup in eparations from the western zone hus siding with demands made y Soviet Foreign Minister Molo ov At the same time however le declared that in line with the Jritish and American policies Germany must pay for mainly she now is re eiving from the allied powers He stressed above all the French determination that Ger many shall no longer be able to use her mining and industrial re ources in preparation for another var The deputy foreign ministers o he Big 4 agreed Tuesday to set 4p 4 committees to aid in tbe rafting of a preliminary peace treaty for Germany Russia blocked participation by mailer victor nations in the draf t ng of the German settlement espite U S and British insist nce that they should be included The United States and Great 3ritain pressed for smallernation artidpation on the committees ut the issue remained unsettled The deputies agreed to set up ommittees for 1 The political structure of icrmany 2 Territorial readjustments and elated problems 3 Economic organization of ermany and reparations 4 Disarmament and demililari ation U S deputy Robert Murphy and oviet Deputy Andrei Y Vishin cy clashed repeatedly over small ation participation Citing Canada as an illustra on Murphy said the question fas not one of favors but of he rights of the nations in uestion He said Canada entered the par before the Soviet Union and ic United States and made a ubstantial contribution toward defeat of Germany New England Granite Barrc Mass Har whose father died at the age 100 has just observed his 102nd irthday ;

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