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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UIUIT VOL tin Associated Press and United Press Pull Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 8 This Paper Consists ot Two One No J53 HENRY Suddenly of American Mass Production 6 to Share Vast Ford Empire Detroit death of Henry Ford left the great Ford empir in the possession of his widow Clara Bryant Ford his daughterin law Mrs Edsel Eleanor Ford and 4 grandchildren Henry II Benson William and Josephine Ford These constituted the immediate family and sole survivors of the founder of the farflung Ford Motor Co which began with a capital investment of in 1903 and had an asset valuation of approxi mately threequarters of a billion dollars as of last Dec 31 Opposition Looms for Bill to Halt Telephone Strike Senate Nears Action on General Labor Bill to Block National Tieups Washington Emergency legislation designed to halt the telephone strike by injunction col lided with stiff opposition in con gress Tuesday as house republi cans angled tor President Tru mans views on resorting to court action Senate labor committee mem bers who plan to vote for injunc tions against serious strikes as i long range policy balked at a bill by Rep Hartley KN which would authorize a quick court order to smash the phone tieup Senator Pepper an other committee member flatly opposed injunctions under any circumstances in a labor dispute He told a reporter the phone workers probably are entitled to most of their demands and thai the strike may be the only way they ever will get relief from in tolerable working conditions and pitifully inadequate pay The feeler for Mr Trumans views on the Hartley bill approved by the house labor committee came from Rep Halleck the republican floor leader Declaring the measure is de signed to deal with this situation Halleck said in an intervehv So far as I know there has been no expression from the president on this bill Of course the republican congress stands ready to do anything that is right and proper to protect the national Interests The measure approved last week by the committee has not been called tip for floor debate The senate labor committee Monday received the preliminary draft of a general labor bill which would authorize temporary in junctions to block strikes affect ing national health or safety Court orders would be dis solved after a 60day mediation effort and a secret ballot elec tion to determine whether work ers wanted to strike or accept a final settlement offer The bill would permit union shop agreements under which workers must join a union soon after they are hired if twothirds of employes voting approved Dyed Lambs Snubbed by Farm Companions i San Francisco fluffy lambs came up from the country near San Jose to take show win dow jobs for Easter in a big de partment store Theater Artist Wil liam Walsh gave each an exquisite fleecedo One came out pink one orange one green one blue and one yellow Now that the big town is through with them the lambs are finding life back on the farm a bit tough Until their colors wear off or qan be washed out ranch hands said not a single one of the other Jambs will have a thing to do with the models Not even the black sheep are civil TRUMAN CALLS PRICE SESSION Cabinet to Confer on Rising Cost Situation Washington Tru man Tuesday called a special ses sion of his cabinet for Wednesday to explore the price situation Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross said that Chair man Edwin G Nourse of the pres idents economic advisory council has been asked to submit a report at this time Mr Truman who has repeatedly expressed concern over rising prices declared in a speech Satur day night he hoped industry would not go whole hog for profits Ordinarily the cabinet meets on Friday The economic council has been making a continuous survey of the price situation Nourse and his council col leagues went to the white house Tuesday morning for a preliminary discussion with Mr Truman MOLOTOV BOWS TO PRESSURE Agrees to Take Up German Border Issue Moscow Foreign Minister V M Molotov agreed under western pressure Tuesday o halt the long discussions of Big 4 disagreements on current Ger man problems and to turn to other next being the ques ion of German frontiers The ministers will take up the rentier question Wednesday In a conciliatory move Molo ov agreed to demands by U S Secretary of State Marshall Brit ish Foreign Secretary Ernest Bev in and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault to drop from the plans for a German provisional overnment the soviet proposal hat security police powers be bested in a central government Bevin led the fight on this He declared that the tendency to ward creation of a police state wouldbe dangerous Christian Recovers rom Bad Heart Attack Copenhagen Christian X suffered a heart attack Sunday and a royal palace communique said Tuesday the 76yearold mon arch had been ordered to rest for a considerable period The communique said the king had recovered from the attack A source close to the royal court aid the attack was severe and lad caused respirational difficul ties HENRY FORD DIES Settlement Hope in Long Lines Dispute U S MEDIATOR SEES BREAK IN PHONE STRIKE Peace in Long Distance Phase Went End Entire Walkout of Industry Washington Con ciliator Peter G Manno reported the government is hopeful of a settlement Tuesday in the long distance part of the nationwide telephone strike Long distance service has been hit Mrdest by the 2 day old crosscountry work stoppage the first in the industry Manno emphasized that a settlement of the long lines phase would not end the entire walkout of 294000 telephone workers John J Moran president of the American Union of Telephone Workers which represents long distance employes was less opti mistic Moran when asked whether a settlement could be expected soon replied Thats up to the com pany Anything that happens here in this meeting would have to go back to the policy committee of the National Federation of Tele phone Workers for approval he said Moran is chairman of the NFTWs policy committee made up of 49 members from as many affiliated A settlement in the long lines division a year ago provided the basis for an agreement for the entire industry Apparently with that in mind government concilia tors have been concentrating on that phase of negotiations in the current walkout Edgar L Warren director of the conciliation service also tackled another phase of the tieup in a private conference with George ephart first vice president of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company Conciliation officers said the conference was general and ex ploratory When it finished War ren headed into a meeting with representatives of the Southwest ern Bell Telephone Workers union Secretary of Labor Schwellen 3ach cancelled a scheduled ap pearance before a senate appro jriations committee without ex jlanation Labor department of icials said they did not know whether he planned to enter per sonally in Tuesdays round of con erences President Truman was reported o be in close touch with develop ments in the strike but there were no signs that he might order seizure of the industry Two more breaks in the ranks f striking upstate New York tele phone employes developed Tues day as Schenectady members of he Empire State Telephone union to work and the unions Binghampton council refused to participate New York telephone company ifficials reported local service enerally was normal They said hat long distance service from upstate to New York City and out f state points was hampered by he walkout of long lines opera ors described by one official as irtually100 per cent The return of the Schenectady ouncils members followed action ate Monday by members of Al anyTroy council who refused to oin the walkout and a local set lement at Jamestown Iowa Telephone company and nion officials reported little hange in the situation as the tele phone strike moved into its 2nd ay Tuesday At Des Moines where striking nion maintenance men had car ied out 5 emergency repair jobs t the companys request the un on announced at noon Tuesday hat it had decided to cease this ervice The telephone management anted to capture public regard vith their 800 supervisors a un on statement said Now the state union officers re repeatedly being confronted the managements request for id in emergency service from all ver the state The management hould have known what they taking on when they stated ley would render all emergency ervice The union is instructing 11 telephone workers in Iowa to iscontinue all emergency service VICTIM TAKEN FROM workers cut through the roof of the bus after it plunged into the Duwamish river near Seattle Wash and take out one of the victims The bus careened into the river Monday night when it collided with a truck Seattle bus pas sengers were drowned Monday night when a bus carrying 20 persons collided with an oil truck and plunged into the Duwamish river on the outskirts of Seattle The truck driver Talford Smithce 22 Seattle was the 9th victim He was killed in the col lision The bus bobbed on the water for a moment and then sank nose down with its load of screaming passengers The bus driver Melvin D Long 22 Olympia Wash and 11 passengers were dragged from the river by passersby All were dazed and shaken Theywere hospital ized for treatment of injuries but none was reported critically hurt The North Coast Lines luxury bus was enroute to Seattle from Portland Ore A heavy rain was falling Eight miles from the Seattle terminal the bus skidded and into the rear of the truck swerved out of control The bus careened 25 feet off the road snapping a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick and plunged into the river over a 15foot embankment The truck spun around on the highway and down the road and bounced through the plate glass window of a tavern Some of the bus passengers escaped through the broken front windshield Others clawed their way out a rear emergency door The main door was jammed by a piling on the river bottom Harold Guggler Seattle a pas serby dove into the water and knocked a hole in the rear roof of the bus which protruded from the water Guggler said he and other pas sersby got 5 people out of the one of its wheels rolled 700 feet I bus through the hole FARMER DIES IN HIGHWAY MISHAP Struck by Automobile on Way Towards Home Osage Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday for Charles Govier 71 bachelor farm er who was instantly killed when struck by a car while walking on he highway a mile west of town ate Monday afternoon Sheriff Theo Horn of Mitchell county reported Govier was hit by car driven by Richard Ahrens of Osage who was also going west when the pedestrian darted to the other side in front of the car Govier suffered a skull frac ture a broken neck and broken legs He was on his way to his home about 2J miles west of town when the accident occurred Govier leaves 2 sisters Mrs Charles Welsh of Osage and Mrs Joe Casey of Belvedere 111 Iowa Man Dies From Auto Accident Injuries ank A Independence Shoenut 67 of Independence died Monday afternoon an hour after he was struck by a car driven by Gilbert Sanders of Postville Offi cials said Shoenut rode a bicycle into the path of Sanders car SAME In muni traffio deatb la cist 2i hour Lewis Instructs Miners to Return When Pits Are Safe UMW Leader Gratification That Output Was Substantial Washington L Lewis Tuesday expressed gratification that coal production Monday was substantial and instructed min ers to resume work as fast as each mine is certified as safe Mondays production was esti mated by the coal mines adminis tration at about 32 per cent of a normal days output Lewis is due to go into U S district court here Thursday to ask remittance of all but of the fine imposed on the United Mine Workers for disre garding a court order against last falls mine walkout The supreme court upholding the contempt finding ordered re duction of the fine if Lewis and the UMW complied with the court order At Thursdays the gov ernment will have opportunity to ask the court to apply the full fine if the administration takes the po sition that present work stoppages are a violation of the order The justice department has made no public statement of its position on that question Its decision may de pend on the percentage of miners at work at that time In event the full fine was asked Lewis telegram Tuesday might become evidence to support a UMW contention that the current shutdowns are not a strike but only a stoppage of work in unsafe mines Assistant Attorney General John F Sonnett who prosecuted the contempt action told reporters the justice department is closely fol lowing the current situation in the soft coal fields Watermarks in paper were first employed by Italians in the 13th century Girl Saves Lives Loses Hers Seattle heroism of a 6 year old girl inside a partly sub merged bus was credited Tuesday by survivors with saving many lives The child identified as Darlene Wick of Portland Ore was one of 9 persons Who lost their lives in the bustruck wreck The bus plunged into the Duwamish river Survivors said that amidst the screaming and panic inside the partly submerged bus she stood calmly and in an even voice di rected the efforts of volunteer rescuers who cut through the metal lop to extricate passengers The help she summoned for her fellow passengers arrived too late however to save her life She was trapped in the wreckage as she attempted to free herself and drowned Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and slightly cooler Tuesday night with low est temperature about 28 Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer Iowa Cloudy and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy warmer west portiorj Low Tuesday night 28 to 32 High Wednesday 48 north to 55 south Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average near the state normal of 47 Warmer Thursday becoming cooler Friday and warmer Sun day Precipitation will average near one quarter of an inch oc curring as rain mostly Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer northwest Tuesday night Warmer south Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period April 8 end ing at8 oclock Tuesday morn ing Maximum 37 Minimum 29 At 8 a m Tuesday 31 Precipitation 16 Snow 1 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 48 Minimum 34 Strike Threatens in Greyhound Bus Lines Omaha manage ment of Overland Greyhound bus lines agrees to submit a dispute over a unionrequested pension and disability plan to a board of arbitration a strike of 1100 em ployes in 13 states will April 18 a union spokesmaiTsaid Tuesday F C Powers president of In terstate Transit Division 1126 of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway and Motor Coach employes said a letter containing the ultimatum was sent company officals Monday night after man agement had reported at an after noon meeting that there had been no change in its attitude toward the proposed pension and disabili ty plan States involved are Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Colorado Illi nois California Arizona Nevada Utah Wyoming Kansas Mis souri and South Dakota RedsWantUN to Supervise Aid to Greece Lake Success N Y gates to the security council hur riedly cabled their governments for instructions Tuesday on Rus sias surprise proposal which would give the United Nations the right to supervise American aid to Greece Soviet Delegate Andrei A Grn myko laid the proposal before the council Monday night after he had vigorously attacked what he called the unilateral action of the United States and declared that President Trumans program to aid Greece and Turkey consti tuted interference in the internal affairs of those countries Although the soviet resolution calling for creating of a special security council commission to su pervise aid to Greece did not mention the U S program spe cifically it was pointed out by some delegates that this was the only aid in sight at present The first reaction to the soviet proposal was that the kind of su pervision it envisaged would def initely rule out the use of the American funds for any military purposes Since this was one of the primary aims set forth in the U S program there appeared to be little likelihood that the United States would accept Russias resolution will be taken up Thursday when the council resumes discussion of the Greek question At the same time the council will consider a United States resolution proposing that the U N Balkan investigating commission keep representatives in northern Greece while the com missions report is being drafted in Geneva Gromyko said Monday he could not accept the American proposal and objected to any action on it until some word had been received from the commission itself Gromykos major conclusions were 1 That the United States had dealt a bloxv to the United Nations by unilateral action proposing aid to Greece and Turkey 2 That Greece as a warvic timized country deserved outside aid but that Turkey should be given no assistance of any kind 3 That the sending of American military and civilian specialists to these countries constitutes an in terference in their internal af fairs and deals a serious blow to their independence 4 That aid to Greece must be rendered through the United Na tions UN UNPREPARED SAYS SENATOR Vandenberg Replies to Gromykos Talk on Aid Washington Van denberg RMich called on the senate Tuesday to approve mili tary and financial aid to Greece and Turkey in order to prevent a chain reaction which would threaten peace and security around the globe Far from bypassing the United Nations Vandenberg de clared in a senate speech the pro posed aid program is the greatest act of voluntary al legiance to it x x x an act of total faith Thus without mentioning An drei A Gromyko by name the foreign relations chairman re plied to the soviet representatives assertion to the security council Monday that the United States nad disregarded U Ns author ty bypassing the organization and undermining its power I know of no better way to destroy the United Nations than o give it a specific job which it s neither intended nor prepared o do Vandenberg said In no available aspect should we bypass its functions But in no available aspect should we ruin its potential by assigning to it functions which it does not possess Such an assignment would destroy it for keeps Meanwhile under such cir cumstances as in the present in stance Greece would sink into the communist orbit and the fateful chain reaction would set in both east and west Scientists Explore Craters Reykjavik Iceland scientists returned Tuesday from descents into 2 of Mount Heclas 7 craters and reported the vol cano was fast cooling off DEATH STRIKES SUDDENLY FOR AUTO MAGNATE Cerebral Hemorrhage Fatal for Pioneer of Automobile Industry See Pictures on Page 7 Detroit the flickering light of kerosene lamps and dies Henry Ford famed pioneer of the automobile industry died at oclock Monday night in his home in nearby Dearborn He would have reached his 84th birthday next July 30 High flood waters of the River Rouge running through the Ford estate had cut power and heating services at the a woodburning fireplace warmed the room Mr Fords death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage It came after the noted indus trialist had spent a vigorous day inspecting floodwater damage around the Ford plant and was making plans for another inspec tion this morning Friends said he had never ap peared in better health At his bedside were his wife Mrs Clara Bryant Ford and a member of the household staff A family statement said he had retired at 9 p m and had awak ened at p m complaining he felt slightly ill Mrs Ford gave him a drink of water He died 25 minutes later The statement said that even telephone service from the resi dence was out of commission be cause of the flood waters and that an employe had to go to the coin p a n y s engineering laboratory nearly half a mile from the resi dence to summon a physician Funeral services will be held from St Pauls Episcopal Cathed ral in Detroit on Thursday at an tiour to be announced later All Ford operations throughout the world will be suspended on Thursday Flags on all Ford prop erty will be at half staff until after lie funeral Mr Fords death marked the passing of not only one of the worlds most noted industrialists out of an individualist who devel oped one of the most colossal fam ily fortunes the world has known out of what often had been ridi culed as a lot of crazy ideas He developed his great indus trial empire for which he was once said to have refused out of an idea for a cheap automo bile and an initial capital invest ment mainly by his friends of That was in 1903 and at his death the great empire belonged exclusively to his family and had manufactured more than 31000000 ehicles Ford returned only a week ago rom his annual visit to the Ford estate in Georgia and was said to lave been in excellent health at that time He had been planning to cele rate his wifes birthday and their 59th wedding anniversary next Triday Ford who abhorred war once tried to stop the first world conflict with a peace ship expedition to Europe designed to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas t was a failure that cost Ford For a long time in World War II le refused to believe the German nvasion of Poland meant a real war he often referred to the con flict in its early stages as a phony war Once it engulfed the United States however Ford entered wholly into the production of war weapons I want peace he said and Im fighting like hell to get t It was soon after the United States entered World war II that ford asserted that under certain conditions he could build 1000 planes a day He stipulated that the design must be frozen and that he must lave the technical help of such aviation experts as Charles A Landberg one of his close personal iriends Ford came in for much ridicule or this assertion but he ignored t and pointed out that he had not said he could make bombers Sub sequently at the huge Willow Run omber plant he saw production of the giant aerial bombers reacti a level of one an hour Ford who startled the industrial world with his a day minimum wage in 1914 said he never wor ried about anything excepting Wrs Fordswell being and that ic regarded his victory in thij ained Selden patent sujit as hij achievement   

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