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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IMftTttlNT I NISTVftY it I if ARCH I VIS THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United fresi Full Leased Wliu Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 24 1947 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGCO Mason City Sunday p m WTAB Qulner 111 Men p m WOI Amei Tuesday a m WSU1 Iowa Clly Thoraday p m 1 in 8 Will Die of Cancer Unless TN fairness I think I should tell you at the outset that the sub ject of this commentary isnt pleasant Its a subject we Ameri cans dont like to discuss as a it is unpleasant But its just as real as the weather a favorite topic of conversation My subject good friends is can cer And the fundamentally sober ing fact premising my visit with you is that 1 in every 8 Americans is going to die of this dread mal we do something about it Cancer is the second most vicious killer amonc all our diseases now it strikes me is an especially appropriate time to give some earnest thought to this subject because next ing American Cancer society is going to ask you for funds with which to continue its farreaching program of research public education and clinical serv ice designed to advance the con trol of cancer IVE already pointed out that 1 out of every 8 persons now liv ing is going to succumb to cancer unless we do something about it Well one of the most important things we can do about it is to give to this April campaign Just to keep the record straight I should identify myself with my subject I am not of course a medical man or a cancer expert I am just a country editor What I know about cancer is something that anybody with the wish can learn in 2 hours from the infoamafional material made available by the American Cancer society and its various affiliated state divisions FIRST of all it must be under stood that cancer is peculiarly a personal problem It cannot be checked or controlled by scientists or doctors alone In conquest every man arid woman Kasa place to fill and a duty to perform The one greatest hope for those who contract present known effective treat IN HAVING PROP ER TREATMENT DURING THE FIRST STAGES OF THE DIS EASE That means seeing your doctor at the earliest possible mo if its only on sus picion Too many wait too for the same reason that people dont like to talk about cancer It just isnt a pleasant subject of it isnt a pleas ant thought in terms of ones own US CONSIDERING AID TO KOREA ALLIS STRIKERS BACK ON JOBS WITHOUT PACT No Clashes Reported as Longest Walkout Ends in Milwaukee Milwaukee longest major strike in the nation UAW CIO local 248s bitter and spas modically bloody struggle at the home plant of the AUisChal mers Manufacturing company ended without a settlement Mon day as lines of production work ers filed quietly into the vast works A company check showed slightly less than 5000 produc tion workers reporting on the first shift On Friday the last working day before the strike ended 4300 production workers reported A company spokesman said other workers probably would trickle back as they left temporary jobs held elsewhere West Allis Police Capt Harvey G Dieckhoff said there were no clashes between union men and employes who remained at work or returned to their jobs during the 328dayold strike Members of local 248 who filed into the 155acre plant Monday began receiving an 18J cent per hour wage increase which non been getting since By company esti strikers had last August I body have it on the authority of the American Cancer society that approximately 30 per cent of can cer cases can be actually even with todays limited knowl edge of the these cases are discovered and treated in time Up to 50 per cent can be cured or permanently arrested if diag nosed early enough So we see that up to half of those now dying of this dread dis ease might be saved by proper knowledge enabling them to dis cover their ailment before it reaches the incurable stages TfiXTERNAL cancers many times as nothing more alarm ing than an oversized wart mole lump scab or nonhealing sore Cancer may grow from an un jlealing wound or an irritation If you have any of these abnormal developments be on your guard Thats another way of saying see your doctor Do not wait until they cause pain Lumps on the breast should be investigated without any loss of time Internal cancers may often be detected by the in dividual before any lump is either seen or felt The thing to remember is that no doctor can do anything about cancer until the case is brought to him Too many times delays result in the doctor being limited to a mere relief of the pain in the last fatal stages of the killing disease is in no sense a new disease It has been known since the most ancient times of record It probably existed among our caveman ancestors In fact its name comes from the Latin word meaning because the ancients saw a resem blance between it and the spread ing claws of a crab Nor is dan cer limited to man It exists in all forms of life We humans are composed of millions of tiny units called cells During our early years these cells grow rapidly multiplying and or ganizing into skin bone muscle and all that goes into the forma tion of the human body As we approach maturity this normal growth slows down until finally it is pretty much confined to the CONTINUED ON PAGE A mate the strike cost in lost production and wages The strikers returned without a contract Only 1500 by union count voted in Sundays ballot ing and union spokesmen said members favored returning by 3 to 1 When the strike started last April 30 the union claimed 11000 members An independent union formed while strike was in pro gress however mustered more than 4000 votes at a Jan 26 bar gaining election Still unsettled were union de mands for a 25 cent hourly wag hike union shop and union con trol of grievance procedure The vote was followed by war like statements in which both thi company and union declarec they would continue the fight Robert Buse union president said Our fight must now be car ried on inside the plant He called the company arrogan and despicable and said the un ion would never surrender We will go back without a contract before we will sign a sweat shop agreement We wil continue pur fight no matter how long it takes his statemen said Company President Walter Geist in a letter to etnployes saic it had been a long costly strike and added that everyone loses in such a those union leaders whose aim it has long been to destroy friendly rela tionships between you and the company Geist said We will continue to fight with all our strength against those who try toundermine rela tions between you and the com pany FREE EXJUDGE OF CONSPIRACY Jury Acquits 1 Son But Convicts 2 Others Harrisburg Pa U S District Judge Albert W John son was acquitted Monday on a conspiracy charge in the same court over which he presided for more than 20 years The jury of 9 men and 3 women at the same time acquitted the judges son Capt Albert W John son Jr and convicted 2 other sons Donald M and Miller A Johnson and John Memolo and Jacob Greenes the latter 2 of Scranton Pa Sentences of 2 years imprison ment and fines were pro nounced immediately upon the 4 convicted in the month long trial That is the maximum penalty un der the charge The 74yearold former jurist who resigned from the federal bench in 1945 while his official conduct was under investigation7 by the house judiciary committee and the other defendants were charged with conspiracy to ob struct justice and defraud the United States in disposition of a number of bankruptcy receiver ship and criminal cases handled in Johnsons court The government charged in the indictment that the defendants benefitted financially in disposi tion of cases and presented testi mony of feesplitting by trustees and receivers appointed by Form er Judge Johnson The defense denied any irregularities in court procedure Marshall for Troop Slash in Germany By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Moscow authoritative source disclosed Monday that Sec retary Marshall had proposed that the council of foreign ministers in effect order a reduction of al lied occupation forces in Germany to the minimum necessary to carry out allied policies and protect security The proposal was made in a paper circulated among V M Molotov Ernest Bevin and Georges Bidauit the Russian British and French foreign ministers it was learned Under the proposal the allied control council for Germany would be directed to report by next June 1 what forces it con sidered necessary for each of the four zones on July 1 and give a similar estimate for July 1 1948 The paper on occupation forces was one of three passed around by the American delegation to the other foreign ministers The other papers covered pro posals for German democratization and on compensation for allied na tionals whose property had been removed from Germany for rep arations or war booty In the occupation paper Mar shall asked the council of foreign was in recess declare that a reduc tion of forces and occupation costs is necessary to make the German economy selfsupporting as soon as possible and to help expedite erman production for export The Soviet Union on the one hand and the United States and Britain on the other charted ma neuvers aimed at achieving the kind of government under peace treaty provisions that each side seemed to believe would be most favorable to its own political sys em Proposals of all 4 powers on his issue had been laid before the council in varying detail Sat nightwhen it quit work till Tuesday to give the foreign min isters deputies time to summar ize the results of deliberations now 2 weeks old The deputies on Germany were committed to hard work boiling down a mass of political and eco nomic proposals to lists of points on which there was agreement and points on which there was disagreement The deputies on the Austrian treaty which had been expected to give less trouble than the Ger man were shown in a summari zation by U S Gen Mark W Clark to have made little prog ress This summary listed 8 agree ments and 7 disagreements on po litical clauses 7 agreements and 11 disagreements on military clauses and one agreement and 9 ONE AT A TIME 2 engines find they cant occupy the same single track even with a switch at the same time Sunday night on Chicagos south side The one on the main track headed straight through and the other on the same track headed for the switch They met were derailed and ended up both wedged under a viaduct SENATE PASSES ASSESSOR BILL BULLETIN DCS Moines Iowa senate by a vote of 33 to 13 Monday accepted the house ver sion of the county assessor bill thus completing legislative ac tion on the important measure disagreements on economic clauses Of the 27 disagreements 26 were in major points The ministers themselves tak ing their 2nd successive day off were busy analyzing what had been done so far and planning what State to do next Secretary of George C Marshall took last evening off to attend a buffet supper and movie Diplomatic officials professed to see a major clash developing over essential differences between the plan for the German government outlined by Soviet Foreign Min ister V M Molotov and those out ined by Marshall and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin In a nutshell the proposals sub mitted last week show said these officials that the Soviet Union wants to build the government rom the top down while the U S and Britain want to construct It from the bottom up Americans and Britons private ly expressed the belief that Russia was seeking a system by which he big powers virtually could landpick the first group of Ger man authorities in the hope that they thereby could attain a great representation of communist jersonalities and influence 3ouse Passes Bill for housing CoOperatives Des Moines bill to per mit G Is to form cooperatives o own and occupy multiple apart ment buildings was passed by the house Monday by a vote of 80 to 3 The measure now goes back to he senate for consideration of a louse amendment The G Is would be granted lornestead tax credit on the in iividual units they occupy While the measure would provide pri marily to aid the G I housing irogram it also would permit non to organize similar co perative housing associations Pick Greek Envoy Athens Dendramis reek delegate to the United Na tions Monday was named ambas ador to Washington subject to Uie approval of the United Slates overnment VOTING FAVORS PHONE STRIKE Nation Enters Critical Period in Labor Rifts Washington UR nation Monday entered a critical 100day period in labor management rela tions during which wage deadlines will come up in at least 9 major industries The most immediate threat faced the telephone industry The policy committee of the National Federa tion of Telephone Workers Ind convened here Monday to deter mine how soon after April 7 to schedule a national strike to sup port demands for a S12 weekly pay boost Union officials said from 70 to 90 per cent of their members had voted by a 15 to 1 ratio in favor of a strike The union claims the various telephone companies have failed to make any wage offer and have proposed only that current contracts be extended from 90 days to a year Government officials saw other potential trouble ahead Contract extension in the steel industry ex pires April 30 and the outcome of those negotiations is expected to influence the picture in 8 other industries where wage deadlines come up after that time A lastminute settlement avert ed a scheduled weekend strike in the rubber industry but gave the CIO united auto workers the right to reopen the contract in July A 1year moratorium on rules and wage changes on the railroads expires on May 24 Contracts in the auto electrical manufacturing and telegraph industries are up for negotiation in April and May The maritime industrys wage contracts expire June 15 and the governments agreement with John L Lewis and the united mine workers comes to an end June 30 when federal authority to operate the seized mines terminates Stassen in Berlin Berlin Stassen be gan a 3day series of conferences with American military govern ment officials Monday He flew here from Prague Sunday Leon Josephson Is Cited for Contempt by House Group UnAmerican Committee Begins Drive to Curb Communism in Country congressional develop Washington UR Congress considering measures to comba communism abroad Monday opened a drive to curb it in thi country The house unAmerican activi ties committee started the con gressional ball rolling by unani mously voting a contempt citation against Leon Josephson He is an alleged key figure in an interna tional ring that faked passports for communist agents The committee then heard Amer ican Legion representatives urge congress to outlaw the communis party of the United States deny it the right to use the mail anc deprive communists of the righ to seek or hold public office This testimony came as the committee began hearings on legislation to accomplish just that Members of congress meanwhile hailed President Trumans order that subversive employes on the overnment payroll be discharged Other ments Rent shoppec around for some agency to handle rent controls after the OPA goes out of business June 30 A senate ranking subcommittee considered the possibility of putting controls under Housing Expediter Frank Creedon The house and senate are considering legislation to con tinue rent controls beyond June 30 Two witnesses representing real estate interests said they would favor extending controls il congress votes a general 15 per cent rent boost Rationing President Truman called an unusual white house conference of the congressional Big Six for Monday night It was understood the major prob lem on his mind for this meeting was the need for extending sugar rationing and allocation powers over rubber and some other com modities These powers are con ained in the 2nd war powers act which expires a week from Mon day Income Taxes Republican lopes for speedy congressional ap iroval of their bill to cut income axes were dimmed by prospects f a nipandtuck fight in the sen ate The house was set to approve hursday a bill to cut income axes of lowest income earners 30 ier cent and those of most others ly 20 per cent But a leading re mblican senator reported that as if now the senate is lined up 48 o 47 against the house bill Luverne Finally Gets Doctor Luverne without a physician for more than 3 years has obtained the services of a doctor He is Dr Jack Harris a member of the Watts hospital staff at Marengo Iowa who will begin practice here April 10 He was selected from applicants from all sections of the United States A veteran of 4 years service in the army medical corps he is mar ried and has a 5 weeks old child To encourage a physician to come here tuvcrne business men and farmers formed the Luverne Building company and raised to purchase a home for the doctor and his family Later an office will be built for him and for a dentist The com munity is also without a dentist Iowa Legislators Get Big Red Apples Des Moines polished b red apple appeared on the desl of each member of the house o representatives Monday The dono was Rep Paul Troeger ROttum The reason was Ottumwa lost to Davenport in the semi finals of the Iowa boys high schoo basketball tournament Last Friday Troeger suggested to Rep Fred Schwengel R Davenport that the representa tives of the city furnish the other with a red apple measuring at least four inches across Rep David G Ainsworth moved to amend and provide that the apples be polished Rep Gene Poston DCorydon moved to amend and provide that the loser furnish an apple to each of the 108 members Troeger wearing a white cooks apron and cap and with a large towel in his hand polished the apples and had one put on the desk of each member Hunt Safecrackers Who Looted Fort Dodge Safes Fort Dodge ff Police were searching Monday for safecrackers who Saturday night looted 2 safes taking a total of in cash Police Captain Willis Belknap said the safecrackers obtained 000 from the Colonial Baking Co and from the Gus Glaser Meat Packing plant A number ol checks in each safe were left be hind he said On Friday night safecrackers took between and from the Farmers Elevator al Duncombe just east of here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Diminishing wind and clearing early Monday eve ning Clear and colder Monday night Tuesday fair and rather cool Low Monday night 20 Iowa Clearing and colder Monday night Tuesday fair and rather cold Low Monday night 20 north fo 25 south High Tuesday 36 north to 42 south Minnesota Fair and colder Mon day night Tuesday generally fair and rather cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Monday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Monday 31 Precipitation 01 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 37 GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 3clock Sunday morning Maximum 59 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Sunday 37 iTEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 34 Hoover Wins Support of GOP Demos Washington Hoov er found strong republican anc democratic support in congress Monday for his proposal to revive German industrial production mi nus its military potential Senators of both parties labelled as fundamentally sound the former presidents suggestion to a free German industry of for eign ownership and operate it at home subject to a control commis sion halt the removal and destruction of all except arms plants and c retain the highly industrialized Ruhr and Rhineland within Germany Hoover declared in his 3rd re port to President Truman on his economic mission to Germany and Austria that production is the only path to recovery in Europe He called this the first necessity to peace Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic whip told a reporter that the Hoover approach to a very difficult problem seems to me to be fundamentally sound Germany must be given an op portunity to recover economically without permitting her great in dustries to make war implements the Illinois senator said The re covery of Germany is the key to the whole European situation Senator McCarthy a World War II veteran said he thinks Hoover hit the nail on the head The whole handling of Ger many has been based too much on vengeance rather than the appli cation of common sense he said If we adopt his plan it may indi cate we have learned the inescap able fact that we cant have ven geance and peace Weve got to choose one or the other The former president attributed some of Germanys economic diffi culties to what he described as Russian and French failure to abide by the Potsdam agreement for economic unity in the occu pation zones The United States and Britain through relief are paying Russian and French reparations Hoover said adding that the Russian gov ernment has acquired a large part of the key operating industries in the Russian zone A constructive peace with Ger many may be long delayed Hoover wrote In the meantime we are faced with the feeding of the people in the AngloAmerican zones on a level just above starva tion until we can develop enough export goods from these zones so that the Germans may pay for their food IOWAS TRAFFIC DEATHS HIT 100 3 Are Killed in Car Mishaps Over Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic fatalities in Iowa for 194Y reached the 100 mark Sunday as 3 deaths occurred in the state Traffic deaths however were running about 2 weeks behind last year The 100 mark was reached last year on March 7 Marvin Knudson 18 was killed early Sunday when the car in which he was riding with 4 other youths skidded on a soft shoulder careened across the road stijick a culvert and somersaulted land ing upside down Sheriff Emery Hart said Knud son was pinned under the car Willis Chesmore of Rowley who Sheriff Hart said was driving the car was reported in serious condi ion in an Independence hospital Sheriff Hart said the accident oc curred as the car in which the youths were riding attempted to pass another auto Harold G Foster 23 of Fort odge was killed when the motor cycle he was riding struck a bridge on highway 5 2 miles west of Fort Dodge Foster was on an outing with a Motorcycle club when the accident occurred Des Moines recorded its llth raffle fatality of the year when llrs Jesse Ross 51 of Des Moines was killed when struck at the north city limits by a car as she vas walking across the street Coroner A E Shaw said she suffered a fractured skull and a compound fracture of the leg SAME Black flay traffic death in past 24 hotii ACHESON SAYS USSR BLOCKING UNITYPROGRAM Undersecretary States Troops Will Not Be to Greece Turkey Washington Undersecre tary of State Acheson said Mon day that the United States must invest funds to put southern Korea on a sound economic basis because Russia has blocked any agreement for a unified govern ment ol that country Acheson mentioned this prospect when testifying before the senate foreign relations committee in support of President Trumans plan to bulwark Greece and Tur key against communism He did not say how much the Korean project may cost but said the war state and navy depart ments are considering it Soviet troops occupy the north ern half of the country which contains most of Koreas natural resources Acheson said He added that it would be a struggle to put the southern part of the coun try now occupied by American troops on its economic feet We have attempted for more than a year to reach an agreement with soviet Russia for a unified government of the country but have not been able to do so Ach son commented Failure pre sents a very serious problem He said it was not at all clear how much money would be need ed But he promised that when the state war and navy depart ments completed an estimate of the situation congress will be asked to pass on any expenditures to be made Chairman Vandenberg R Mich asked it this parallels the same sort of aid the president pro posed to extend to Greece and Turkey Acheson said the situations are not exactly parallel The acting cabinet officer told the senators there are no plans to send troops to Greece or Turkey and hinted strongly that the pro posed of aid for the 2 countries may have to be a gift His testimony was prepared for the opening of hearings by the senate foreign relations commit tee on President Trumans pro gram for shoring up the indepen dence of the 2 southern European countries with American dollars weapons and limited military mis iions As he did before the house for eign affairs committee last week the acting cabinet officer said he does not think the aid proposals will lead to war I think that quite the opposite is true Acheson told the senators These proposals are designed to increase the stability of and to urlher the opportunity for demo cratic development in 2 countries most important to the world com munity These are not acts which lead to war They lead to the other direc tion They help to maintain the in egrity and he United Nations charter calls he sovereign states That is one of the principles upon which the whole effort to organize he world for peace is founded Achesons testimony before the senate committee was one side of 2day congressional drive to press the aid program through It was spurred by documentary ac cusations that Russia is attempting o hoist the flag of communistic control over both Greece and Tur key These secret abel removed under congressional pressure to give the nation the full Russia of waging a war of nerves against Turkey told of a master plan 0 make Greece communistic and called Poland a soviet satellite In the 2nd segment of the capi 01 hill drive Under Secretary State Will Clayton in charge of he departments economic affairs old the house foreign relations committee that all but of the proposed aid irogram would be spent for mili ary purposes in the 2 countries He said approximately 300000 would go to Greece split in a 5050 basis for military and ivilian necessities Of the latter hesaid that 000 has been earmarked for in ternal costs to help Greece return to economic stability for foreign exchange costs and for such things as live stock and farm equipment Clayton acknowledged that all of the tentatively pro posed to ease Turkish troubles would go for safeguarding the countrys security Most of it would be spent directly for military equipment but some of it for ly allied projects such as improv ing the transportation system The under secretary did not at tempt in his prepared   

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