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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION umu VOL Associated PTCH United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 11 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 156 RUSSIA BLOCKS SAAR SEPARATION FAVOR BAN ON INDUSTRYWIDE NEGOTIATIONS Labor Committee Also Favors Outlawing of Jurisdictional Strikes Washington f The house labor committee approved Fri day provisions its new labor bill to outlaw industrywide bar gaining Jurisdictional strikes and secondary boycotts The bill still is subject to final approval by the committee Sat urday It is scheduled for house action next week The senate labor committee also began a sectionbysection vote on its labor bill but nothing con clusive was done at a morning session The proposed house committee ban on industrywide bargaining is designed to prevent such prac tices as John L Lewis and his United Mine workers dickering with the entire soft coal business for better pay or working condi tions Committee members say the measure would make national and international unions correspond to trade associations of businessmen acting largely in an advisory ca pacity The house group previously had approved sections banning the closed shop and setting up other restrictions on labor unions Under the bills terms a Juris dictional strike would be made punishable under antitrust laws Damage suits also could be ap plied and collective bargaining rights could be taken away for a year from any union conducting such a strike A Jurisdictional strike usually arises as a result of a scrap be tween 2 unions over the right to do a certain job The dispute is not with the employer Similar penalties would be im posed for secondary boycotts In these employes refuse to handle goods or supplies for an employer even though they have no dispute with him As the senate committee headed by Senator Taft ROhio began its voting Senator Wagner DN Y assailed the Taft measure as an aid to the communist party in stirring up class warfare and creating industrial chaos and de Find Brother Sister Lived in Poverty With Chicago keys apparently for safe deposit boxes wen expected by police to unlock the past Friday and explain the lift of a brother and his blind sister 79 and 89 years old who lived ii poverty with in cash and securities in an old trunk The neighbors knew only that August Richler and his siste Amelia were poor They called police when Amelia crawled upstairs to tell them her brother was ill August was taken to a hospital where he died Thursday Amelia refused to go to a hospital until detectives assured her they would guard the trunk which she opened for them In it they found cash including 13 bills Stocks anc bonds were estimated to be worth more than Hospital attendants said that Amelia was too old to give a coherent account of her life Senator Lashes Wallace for Speeches Against Aid Plan Taft Says Withdrawal of Russia in Balkans Will Signal Aid End pression Wagner declared the bill is ludicrous and would cut the heart out of the labor relations act bearing Wagners name Moreover he said it is designed to break the back of labor and provide a Roman holiday for highpriced lawyers Taft told reporters the com mittee is awaiting the arrival of Senator Morse ROre from out of town to complete the votes on some issues Some members said the voting was 6 to 6 on several points hav ing to do with the definition of supervisory employes There were indications that the senate group might vote to relieve employers of any legal compul sion to bargain with supervisors but might balk at including guards and certain other classes of work ers in the definition of a super visor Besides agreeing to outlaw the closed shop which requires work ers to be union members to get a job the house committee voted Thursday to forbid any strike which does not have the secret ballot approval of a majority of the employes in a bargaining unit Amongother things the com mittee also voted to ban union in timidation and pressure against workers set up a list of unfair labor practices for employes out law involuntary checkoff collec tion of union dues and create a new labormanagement relations board to replace the national la bor relations board Public Transportation in Oklahoma City Is Paralyzed by Strike Oklahoma City UR Public transportation in this city of 250 000 was paralyzed early Friday for the 2nd time in 4 months Bus drivers and street car mo tormen for the street railway sys tem balked at crossing a picket line thrown up unexpectedly at a m by the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen which called a strike March 7 against a subsid iary company the Oklahoma Transportation company Thousands of city residents waited in vain on street corners for buses and street cars M D Mills general manager for the Oklahoma Railway com pany said the company would go into court and ask for an immedi ate injunction to stop this illegal secondary picketing Washington East land DMiss told the senate Friday that Henry A Wallace is performing a great disservice to the American people by speeches abroad opposing President Tru mans GreekTurkey aid program Wallace Eastland declared has attempted to induce the friends and allies of his country to desert her Saying that Wallace was invited to France by communist leaders Eastland added No American citizen has the moral right to conspire with for eign peoples in order to undermine and to weaken the hand of his country The least that can be said is that Mr Wallace is performing a grave disservice to the American people when he attempts to induce Great Britain to desert the United States and thereby force us to sail the perilous seas alone From Senator Taft ROhio came notice that he will regard withdrawal of Russian troops from the that as a signal for the aid program to stop Taft who heads the senate re publican policy committee told a reporter his announced approval Thursday of the aid bill now before the senate was given reluctantly and with the hope the program can be ended in a year or 15 months Once the peace treaties are ratified he said Russia is com mitted to withdraw her troops from the Balkan countries within 90 days except for those left to protect communication lines in Austria If the Russians get out as they have promised to do I think the threat that Greece and Turkey willfall under communist domina tion will end In that case I can see no further reason for our con tinuing to give them assistance Some administration official haveexpressed the hope that the aid program can be completed in 15 months The current appro priation asked by President man covers only the period of July 1 1948 but Mr Truman has left open the question of how much longer assistance may be needed Tafts reluctance to support the presidents program of interven ing in Greek and Turkish affairs seemed to be reflected in the sen ates dragging debate on the is sue now in its 4th day When Senator Edwin C John son DColo ended a lengthy criticism Thursday of aid to Tur he called a fascist military Vandenberg RMich of the foreign relations committee took advantage of a lull in the talk to gain senate approval of a series of committee amendments to the bill All were adopted by voice vote with fewer than a score of mem bers present They included Vandenbergs amendment permitting the United Nations to call a halt to American assistance to the 2 countries when 5 of the general assembly or 7 of Ihe 11 security council members finds that U N action is capable of supplanting American aid In this amendment the United States expressly would waive any veto that might be recorded n the security council against a lalt in the American program The senate also approved amendments requiring senate con iirmation of the heads of Ameri can missions to Greece and Tur key as well as a stipulation that no United States funds should be used to pay off debts of the 2 countries to other nations Taft Eastland Iowa Miners Return Waultee went back o work in the Shuler coal mine lere Thursday after laying off Tuesday and Wednesday The miners had worked Monday after a joint minersmanagement com nittee certified the mine as safe but stayed off the job the next 2 days Oklahoma and TexasTornado Death Toll 132 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The tornadolashed Panhandl area of Texas and Oklahoma counted its known dead at 13i Friday and estimated the injured at 1305 as rescue crews stil searched for additional casualties in the ruins of the hardest hi towns This was the casualty toll a listed by the Red Cross midwes area headquarters in St Louis Woodward 85 dead 1000 or more injured Higgins Texas 34 dead 232 injured Glazier Texas 13 dead 40 injured White Horse Okla none dead 30 injured Gray county Texas none dead 3 in jured Woodward where 100 blocks of buildings were levelled had more than 2000 homeless out of a pop ulation of about 5500 Many of them were being cared for by residents whose homes still were intact The property loss at Woodward was estimated at more than 000000 by Alex Geismar vice president of a Woodward bank Clyde Grim 57 of Woodward who was injured gave this de scription of the storm It sounded like the roar of a freight train We didnt even know it was coming The wind blew us outside to the ground My wife is a Pentecostal I remember the last I heard her saying was some Bible verses She was praying There were cars everywhere Some were blown straight up on end against things People were running around Everybody was excited and screaming It was awful I could hear a hissing and popping sound like escaping steam Electric wires were all over the ground Grims wife was listed as dead In Glazier Texas a community of 200 only one building was left standingand volunteers guarded the wreckage against possible loot ing Higgins Texas with a popu lation of 750 was levelled except for 3 buildings all brick B29s Wont Fly Over Mason City Because of Foxes the request of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce the flight of the army Su perforts will not fly over Mason City Saturday The engine roar is harmful to newborn foxes on the Mason City fox farm The flight will be vis ible on the outskirts of the city according to Major Thomas Omo hundro public relations officer of the army air force Sell Jail Mansfield 111 village Doard has decided that the 700 in labitants have no need for a jail so they sold it at auction for There had not been a prisoner lere in 15 years and the village had no night watchman for 25 years Tight Squeeze Kansas City get In he darndest places Police Thursday extricated 5 year old Charles Stewart from the chimney of a backyard barbecue oven after finding him securely wedged in feet first and with only his head showing PHONE STRIKE LEADERS WANT 3WAY MEETING Schwellenbach Promises Reply on Union Labor Department Talk Washington Secretary Schwellenbach promised a quick reply to a request by telephone strike leaders Friday for a face toface meeting between officials of the union the American Tele phone and Telegraph company and the labor department Schwellenbach told reporters he intended to talk with Joseph A Beirne NFTW president dur ing the day but the time was un certain The secretary promised an immediate decision after talking to Beirne If this is refused the union pro poses to go to President Truman with our complete story That is the gist of a double barreled memorandum a d dressed to Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach by the policy com mittee of the National Federation of Telephone Workers Federation officials arranged a midmorning meeting with Schwellenbach to discuss it A T T had no immediate comment The proposal came as gloom gathered over the strike negotia tions Earlier hopes of federal conciliators for a speedy settle ment were dampened Thursday night when a final offer of A T Ts long distance division got a chill reception from the policy panel Joseph A Beirne NFTW presi dent said the company proposal only 20000 of the 320000 strik ers but a strategic not conform to union policy This waVnot a final rejection however for the policy commit tee had not finished scanning the 17 page proposal Instead the committee issued its unusual memorandum in order to term inate the nationwide telephone strike as quickly as possible The unions plan to go to the white house if joint meetings with A T T officials fail to ma terialize seemed to imply a hope that the president might bring into play at least one or 2 pos sible courses First appointment of a fact finding commission by Mr Tru man to investigate strike or the 5day Second government seizure of Ihe countrys telephone network difficult and probably costly undertaking Neither of these courses was mentioned in the memorandum Union officials said they had weighed the possibility of both such results but they claimed a different purpose The real intent said a spokes man is to get the parent corpora tion into the national bargaining directly Thus far local Bell Sys tem companies and A T T divisions have been negotiating ndependently with the NFTWs 39 affiliated unions In announcing that the com panys settlement proposal for ong distance workers did not conform to union policy Beirne told reporters that it called for local arbitration of the strikers demands for a weekly wage Increase and some other issues Union policy rejects local ar jitration Beirne said even hough in this case it would be local only in the sense that it applies to a single union covering longlines iestaurant in the world a mess AV Wirepholo FIRE RAGES ON TREASURE clouds of smoke pour from a burning building as firemen pour streams of water on the biasing navy installation on Treasure Island San Francisco CaL Thursday afternoon San Francisco once glittering showplaces of the Golden Gate exposition of 193940 on Treasure Island were charred ruins Friday after San Francisco firemen struck out their greatest fire since the big one following the 1906 earthquake Gone was the biggest wartime hall where thousands of sailors ate their last meal before sailing for the Pacific war theater1 Also 5 other structures valued at an estimated However the Treasure Island commandant said electron ics equipment destroyed would boost the damage to between S5 000000 and No one was killed although at the height of the conflagration more than 5000 civilians and navy men helped battle the flames At least 33 persons were in jured but aside from fractured limbs the bulk of the casualties was minor The flames raged uncontrolled for 3 hours on the island an ar tificial expanse of land connected by a slender causeway to historic Ycrba Buena island Before traffic was shut off mo torists on the Bay bridge could feel the intense heat Flaines shot 200 feet into the sky and could be seen vividly from both shores Smoke rose a half mile and drifted in thick volume 20 miles down the bay When it was over 6 square blocks of the peacetime tourist fairyland and wartime navy mo bilization center were destroyed U S Asks Recall of Polish Liaison Officer for Talks American General Says innish Government Resigns Premier Kept Jntil Cabinet Formed Helsinki UR The Finnish overnmeht resigned Friday and resident Juho H Paasikivi im mediately commissioned Premier Mauno Pekkala to continue in of ice until a new cabinet is formed Negotiations for the formation of a new government were begun as soon as the resignations became cnown It was confirmed officially hat cabinet members belonging to he Agrarian party forced the gov rnments resignation by leaving heir seats at the request of the Agrarian parliamentary group Polish Officer Made Speeches Against U S Frankfurt fP The United States army Friday asked Polish authorities for the immediate recall of the chief of the Polish iaison section attached to U S army headquarters for aggres sively anti United States speeches The request for sent by Lieut 3en Clarence R M Huebner European command chief of staff to the chief of the Polish military mission allied control authority Berlin The text of Huebners letter was as follows I regret that circumstances prompt me to request the im nediate recall of Col Tadeusz PodwysocJci chief of the Polish iaison section accredited to this leadquarters My attention has been drawn to the fact that 3 times in the course of an evening Col Pod wysocki in the presence of a number of allied officers made aggressively antiUnited States speeches This expressed attitude is of course unbecoming an allied offi cer particularly when in the po sition occupied by Col Podwys ocki and cannot be tolerated by this headquarters I consider it most unfortunate to have to communicate with you on a subject of such disagreeable nature However I fell confident that you will understand the cir cumstances which make this ac tion necessary In Berlin the Polish military mission announced that Podwy socki would be replaced at the earliest possible date A state ment said he had been recalled to Warsaw on April 3 and it is not intended that he resume his work in the U S zone The mis sion declined any further com ment Col Anthony Drcxel Biddle chief of the American armys allied contract section which has close relations wih foreign mis sions attached to army head quarters said the request for re uinds Wife Better Than Jail Chicago minutes in jail convinced Harry Arand 50 would rather spend the rest of his life with his wife His wife Mabel told Superior Court Judge George M Fisher he would rather have her husband back than the he owed ler in support allowances The judge told Arand to go back to his wife or go to jail Arand went to jail Half an hour later he sent word that he had hanged his mind Mr and Mrs left the courtroom arm in arm call was the first such incident he remembered in his long career as an American emissary Biddle said he could give nc details of the antiUnited States remarks attributed to Col Po dwysocki CoJ Podwysocki headed a Polish liaison section of 5 officers and several enlisted men The mission handled all matters pertaining to Polish nations in the American zone of Germany Eleven additional Polish person nel are engaged in the repartria tion of Polish displaced persons of which there are almost 200000 in the zone The Polish mission disclosed that Col Podwysocki already had left Frankfurt He departed about 10 days ago for Poland a member of the mission said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Friday night with little change in tem perature Lowest Friday night 34 to 38 Saturday fair and warmer Iowa Mostly cloudy Friday night with a few light showers south west portion Friday evening Partly cloudy Saturday Some what warmer west portion Low Friday night 34 to 38 High Saturday 50 to 55 Iowa 5Day Outlook The mean temperature will average 2 to 4 degrees above the state normal of 48 Somewhat warmer Sat urday Little change in temper ature Sunday and Monday be Pre to J of an inch occurring as scat tered light rain southern por tion Saturday night and more general rains Monday and early Tuesday Minnesota Cloudy and slightly colder Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy with somewhat higher afternoon temperatures Diminishing winds Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 58 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Friday 36 Precipitation 05 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 31 coming cooler Tuesday cipitation will average YORK BLASTED BY LAWMAKERS Statement on Work of Legislature Draws Fire DCS Moincs A revolt against Willis B York republi can state chairman exploded in the house Friday over a state re publican committee statement saying the legislature should not force the state into an unbalanced budget and deficit spending The senate also came in for sharp criticism because of its de lay in passing appropriation bills sent there by the house especial ly school aid measures Directly involved also were 2 different statements on the amount of money available for appropria tions One of the statements given out by Rep Harry E Weichman R appropriations commit tee chairman showed the state on July 1 1949 would have a treas ury balance of about if nothing were taken from it be fore then The other by Slate Comptroller C Fred Porter and Louis H Cook research director of the state tax commission showed the state would have a balance by next June 30 Rep A H Avery RSpcncer cited the statement put out by York and other republican party leaders and launched into a blis tering attack on the state chair fhis statement is intended to discredit every member this house including the distinguished gentleman whose integrity is un questioned by be loved speaker Every member of the house is being discredited in his home community because it has been sent to all republican papers and possibly all democratic papers too Not one word was said about surplus I take personal offense at this challenge of the republican party I hope I never live to see the time when Willis York or any other man dictates how the house should vote on appropriations SAME White Jlsc mnnj no traffle death In past 21 hour MARSHALL AND BEVIN SUPPORT FRENCH TOP Russian Minister Says Soviet Union Opposes Independence for Ruhr Moscow Foreign Minister Mololov blocked Friday insistent attempts by France to get immediate approval by the council of foreign ministers ol an economic merger of the Saar with France U S Secretary ot Stale Marsh all and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvin had agreed to the creation at once of a commission to work out details of such a mergerMolotov however under constant verbal pounding by the French foreign minister Georges Bidault repeated his insistence that the soviet union wanted time to think over the proposal Molotov also told the 4power council that the soviet union op posed the French proposal for an independent Ruhr He said such a step would amount to dismember ment of Germany and create hos tilities within the country This led to an argument bring ing out additional more or less secret details of the Tehran and Yalta conferences Molotov declared that at Yalta President Roosevelt had put forth an idea for a 5parl dismember ment of Germany In 1944 he said Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden at Moscow had talked about a 3way split of Germany At Yalta Molotov said the question was again discussed briefly and a commission was set up to study it in London but it never made any progress Bevin had said that the Pots dam conference put an end to dis memberment talk by agreeing on a unified Germany but Molotov declared such talk was knocked out by Prime Minister Stalin in a victory day speech May 8 1945 prior to the Potsdam gathering American officials commenting on Molotovs account of what had happened at Biff 3 conferences said Roosevelt had spoken inform ally of a 5way division of Ger many at Tehran and that at Yalta a commission consisting of Eden the soviet ambassador to London Feodor T Gouscv and the then American ambassador John G Winant was set up to consider dismemberment but held only one session Mololov argued that a British American zone merger was a step toward dismemberment of Ger many because France and the soviet union had been deliberate ly excluded from it But Bevin said the merger was open to all 4 powers In a meeting of the deputy for eign ministers U S Deputy Rob ert Murphy proposed that more than 50 nations including the Big 4 Germanys neighbors and all states which were at war with her including the Latin American take part in the peace conference The proposal was not immediately accepted by the British French and Russian deputies Report Rivers in Iowa Rising Because of Rain DCS Moincs IfP Continued gray days were in prospect for Iowa over the weekend and the rains of this week were expected to cause the rivers to rise The weather bureau said Fri day the Des Moines river still was rising from a short distance below Des Moines to below Eldon and was now above bankfui from the mouth of the Middle river to be low Otlumwa It will reach crest stages about 17 feet at Tracy Friday night 18 feet at Eddyville Satur day morning and 111 feet at Ot tumwa Saturday night the bur eaus river bulletin said Although no overflow is ex pected above Des Moines the bureau said both the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers there would show a general rising trend in the next 2 to 4 days Waterloo reported the Cedar river ot 138 up 3 since Thursday King Christian Belter Copenhagen ff A bulletin from Amalienborg castle Friday morning said the condition of King Christian X is better but there still is some fatigue The mon arch suffered a heart attack Easter Sunday Approve FM Station Washington of a new FM station by the Clinton Broadcasting Corp of Clinton Iowa has been tentatively ap proved by the communications commission subject to ing conditions   

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