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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME rt I AtO AKCH I VE8 i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJH Araoetated Prim ud United Frew Full Lcued wiru five Centi Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 25 1917 This Paper Consists Two One No 168 IOWA SENATE PASSES VETS BONUS BRITISHTROOPS ON ALERT FOR VIOLENCE REIGN Bomb Blast Leaves 5 Dead and 7 Missing h Palestine Disorder Jerusalem blasled police billet in a suburb of the allJewish cityof Tel Aviv Friday leaving 5 persons dead and missing British troops of the first in fantry division alerted against blood for blood reign of violence threatened by the Jewish under ground unit Irgun Zval Leumi surrounded Tel Aviv as rescue workers due In the debris of the billet at Sarona All traffic was halted im mediately between Tel Aviv and adjacent Jaffa Rumors persisted throughout Jerusalem that the British ruling Palestine by mandate were con sidering dissolution of the Jewish agency on the ground it had failed to curb Jewish extremists and thus had forfeited the right to speak for the Holy Lands Jewry The explosive which wrecked the orderly room and telephone exchange of the Sarona billet were planted in a mail truck driven by a man in a police uniform British authorities said The driver dis appeared The blast came about 90 after the van was driven through the gate and parked next to the orderly room Later officials announced police had discovered that a bridge on the outskirts of Jerusalem had been mined but that the mine was removed without damage The same bridge was blasted twice in previous outbreaks once with the loss of three British army men and two Arabs The Sarona billet home of many British officials and headquarters of the Palestine mobile forces was attacked last month but the at tackers were driven of at the time after laying down a gunfire barrage The Sarona blast came as Brit ish authorities attempted to run down a they be lieved a three British soldiers had been kidnaped in the heart of Jerusalem by members of the Jewish underground The entire center of Jerusalem around Zion Square was cordoned off as British troops checked the reported soldier kidnaping HALT GREYHOUND BUS LINE STRIKE Union to ReAnalyze Issues in Dispute Omaha Overland Grey hound Bus Lines 1100 employes in 13 states will not strike at midnight Friday night as sched uled The work stoppage has been indefinitely postponed whjle the international union rean alyzes the issues union head quarters here announced F C Powers president of Lo cal 1126 of the Amalgamated As sociation of Street Railway and Motor Coach Employers said Thursday night the strike call was withdrawn at the request of the international union presi dent A L Spradling of Detroit R J Walsh president of Over land Greyhound said he had been notified by the union that there would be no strike Friday night The issue involved is a pension trust fund proposal in which the union asks that the company con tribute 4 per cent of its gross earnings and employes contribute Z per cent of their salaries States included in the unions membership are Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Colorado Illinois California Arizona Nevada Utah Wyoming Kansas Missouri and South Dakota Dies in Trailer Fire Sioux City R W Per kins county coroner said Mrs Charles A Riney 49 died of suf focation Thursday when a fire swept her trailer home causing about damage SAME 150 nemtu no triffli deUh in tut M hour Shuns Steak Bites Waitress Cedar Rapids Fisher 37 sat down to a steak dinner in a Cedar Rapids cafe Friday night that eventually cost him more than And Carl had only one bite The trouble was he bit the waitress not the steak Then he refused to pay for the steak police said Friday he was fined 25 and costs inpolice court for drunkenness and disturbing the peace and ordered to pay for the steak The waitress is expected to recover Surf Ballroom to Be Rebuilt on Same Site at Clear Lake Mason City Architects Picked to Construct Larger Dance Hall Clear Surf ball room at Clear Lake will be rebuilt larger and more beautiful than ever and as soon as possible was the word received Friday from William Karzas Chicago secre tary and treasurer of Prom Inc owner of the Surf which was destroyed by fire early Sun day morning according to an nouncement by Henry Volstad manager of the ballroom Hansen and Waggoner Mason City architects have been in structed to proceed with the plans for the new ballroom while the owners are completing settlement with the insurance companies and also while awaiting the return of the president of From Inc Ken neth Moore who is vacationing in Florida Hansen and Waggoner drew the plans for all 3 ballrooms which Prom Inc recently purchased from Carl J Fox of Clear the Surf Clear Lake Terp Aus tin Minn and the Prom St Paul Mr Karzas states that Carl J Fox former owner of the Surf has been asked to assist them in the erection of the new building and to help expedite its early com pletion We have been deeply moved continued Mr Karzas by the many resolutions and letters of regret over our loss the offers of cooperation from the mayor and city council the Chamber of Com merce and other civic organiza tions the petition from residents and property owners adjacent to and near the Surf asking us to rebuild and the nice letters we have received from many good citizens of Clear Lake Mason City and from other communities in North Iowa After such an ava lanche of friendly feeling towarc us what else can we do but give the splendid people of this com munity the finest possible ball rdbm Mr Karzas adds that from the experience Mr Fox has had in the erection of his 3 former ballrooms Surf Terp and Prom and Erom their own experience with the Trianon and Aragon in Chi cago Clear Lake should have ballroom second to none HENRY VOLSTAD Manager Senators Hickenlooper Wiison Did Not Vote on Clapp Confirmation Washington Senators eorge Wilson and Bourke B Hickenlooper both republicans were not recorded in the roll call Thursday when the senate con firmed Gordon Clapp as chair man of the Tennessee Valley au thority es Mbines Child Is Badly Bitten by Rats Des Moines Mary Ruth Collins was taken to local hospital by police Thurs day night after rats had attacked and severely bit her on the face lands and feet while she was sleeping Mrs Cecilia Collins the girls mother said she heard the child screaming about 10 p m She en ered the girls room and scared off the rats she said Mrs Collins called the police when the bites began to swell and olicemen W Pierce and Donald Cox rushed the girl to the hos pital Rats had troubled the Collins amily before Mrs Collins said mt never had attacked other children living in the rooming house ather Flanagan Gives Scroll to MacArthur Tokyo Edward J lanagan founder of Nebraskas 3oys Town Friday presented 3en Douglas MacArthur with a croll commissioning him an ad miral in Nebraskas dry land lavy Father Flanagan in Japan for a tudy of juvenile problems made he presentation on behalf of Ne raskas Governor Val R Peter on ASK EXTENSION OF RENT CURBS House Banking Group Kills General Boost Washington fP The house banking committee after revers ing itself to kill a 10 per cent gen eral boost in rent ceilings Friday submitted for house action a bill to continue rent controls at least until December 31 A floor battle is likely begin ning next Wednesday on other provisions of the legislation which would abolish government controls over building materials and con struction under the veterans hous ing act Hep Buffett author of the 10 per cent rent hike amend ment told reporters he had no plan to make a further fight on this issue The banking committee approved his proposal 9 to 4 a month ago but aboutfaced 14 to 10 Thursday The house committee backed away from the rent increase after days of inconclusive conferences by house and senate republican leaders Chairman Wolcott R Mich said the committee rever sal is reasonably acceptable to the GOP policy makers The senate committees bill pro vides for continuation of rent con trols from June 30 when they ex pire under present law to March 1 1948 It proposes to set up local rent committees to make recom mendations on increases asked by landlords Telephone Blackout in Davenport Averted Davenport telephone service continued here Friday after a possible blackout of all telephones was averted for the remainder of the week with the delivery Thursday of a 2day supply of gasoline to operate an emergency generator engine Union pickets allowed the truck to unload the gasoline Thursday afternoon Police protection was furnished by the city A cable failure forced the company to use the gasolinedriven generator Emmanuel Swedenborg Swed ish scientist and theologian 1688 was born in Stockholm In 1745 he professed to enjoy free access to the spirit world UNION AND GM SETTLE FOR CENT INCREASE Reuther States Auto Union Gained Total Well Over 15 Cents Detroit IP The CIO United Auto Workers settled with Gen eral Motors Corp Thursday night for an Hi cent basic hourly wage increase but UAW President Wal ter P Reuther said the union had gained a total economic package well over 15 cents The new pre pared for corporation and union signatures expected to set a pattern for the auto in dustrys wage drive this year Under its terms 220000 General Motors production workers will get in addition to the hourly boost pay for 6 holidays which the cor poration said is equal to an ad ditional cents an hour and new vacation benefits This contract means more fi nancially than the unions earlier offer to settle for a flat 15 cents a tired Reuther declared after the final night negotiating session Louis G Seaton GM director of labor relations and Reuther an nounced that these 3 points were covered in the pact 11J cent hourly increase to take effect as of April 24 sub ject to ratification by the union May 5 paid holidays New Years Memorial Day July 4 Labor Day Thanksgiving and employes with 6 months seniority on the job vacation and call in pay benefits This includes pay in lieu of a vacation on the basis of 40 hours pay for employes with one years seniority on July 1 of this year 60 hours for those with 3 years and 80 hours for those with 5 Some 100000 Detroit area work ers returned to their jobs Friday confident they had drawn nation wide attention to their militant op position to pending labor legisla tion At the call of the ClOUnited Auto Workers Thursday union ists left their jobs in Detroits huge auto plants closing 3 major factories and staged a 2pronged protest march from the east and west sides of the city converging in downtown Cadillac Square Closed by the exodus of ers to attend the rally were the Chrysler Corp Ford Motor Co Hudson Motor Co and Kaiser Frazier Corp while General Mot ors Corp reported heavy absen teeism as operations were contin ued FAIL TO AGREE ON UN POLICING Military Staff Drops Hopes on Basic Issues New York military staff committee of the United Na tions was reported Friday to have abandoned hopes of reaching unanimous agreement on several basic factors for a global police force Resuming its secret sessions the committee turned to lesser prin ciples in a drive to complete its first report by April 30 A source f amiliar with the work of the committee said there would be no formal vote but that all the dissenting Russian be shown in the body of the summary going to the parent security council Major points of difference in cluded those covering availability of bases for the international force the type of contributions by the big five powers and plans for withdrawal of troops after the end of an emergency To meet a security council dead line the committee must give its report to that 11nation body by next Wednesday AP Wirtphoto SPARK PRICECUTTING DRIVE Patricia Hazeski left and Helen Passi buy penny apiece oranges which had cost 25 cents a dozen until Ben Forrest grocer shown bringing in another crate of the fruit and other Virginia Minn merchants started an experimental 3day pricecut ting drive Thursday with reductions averaging 10 per cent Ames Merchants Lower Prices Ames merchants here joined in the experimental drive started by Newburyport Mass merchants to lower prices tiy 10 per cent Joe Sclarow owner of mens clothing stores in downtown Ames and the college area said he would try the plan for 10 days Fred Huntley owner of a grocery store near the college said he would cut prices but set no time limit Lawmakers Seek Background Report From U S Secretary Want Information From Marshall on American and Russian Relations Washington ff Legislators called Friday for a first hand re port on AmericanRussian rela tions from Gen George C Mar shall Their call came as the secretary of state headed home from the Moscow foreign ministers confer ence to tackle a crowded schedule that may involve picking a re placement for his top assistant Reports circulated on capitol hill that Dean Acheson who as undersecretary has shouldered state department burdens at home since Marshall left Washington more than 6 weeks ago has in sisted anew that he be relieved of his duties soon to return to pri vate law practice If Acheson steps out in the next month or 2 Robert Lovett former assistant secretary of war for air and a close associate of Marshall is regarded as a possible successor Marshalls scheduled return Sat urday is expected to signal com pletion of arrangements for him to report to the people by radio Sunday or Monday on the 4powcr conference which ended Thurs day in a deadlock on all major German and Austrian peace treaty issues after 45 days of bickering President Truman fended off questions about the Moscow meet ing at his news conference Thurs day telling reporters to await Marshalls report But members of the senate for eign relations committee with 4 Balkan peace treaties pending be fore them indicated they want more detail than they believe Marshall will feel free to provide in any address Specifically they want back ground information on American relations with Russia in the light of the senateapproved proposal to bolster Greece and Turkey against communism with financial and some military assistance That measure is pending in the house and probably will be passed next week Senator Connally and George said in separate interviews they expect arrange ments to be made for Marshall to report to the committee behind closed doors Meanwhile legislators said that what they view as the collapse of the Moscow conference ought not to slow American efforts to crys tallize world opinion in favor of a settlement of European prob lems before the next scheduled meeting of Big 4 ministers in Lon don in November Senator Hatch DN a foreign relations member sug gested that the United States might well carry its case to United Nations general assembly for an airing there Although he said no binding de cisions could be made by the as sembly he believes it would be best for the world to know just what has caused the tightest deadlock between the Big 4 since the war ended POLICE BATTLE PHONE PICKETS Make Mass Arrests in San Francisco Skirmish San Francisco thou sand telephone workers Friday de fied police orders to disband a demonstration against an injunc tion limiting picketing and police officers charging into the surging crowd made wholesale arrests of strikers whom they hauled away in patrol wagons Police Chief Charles DuIIea had ordered the strikers to end their demonstration in front of a tele phone exchange which followed a mass meeting in the Coliseum Bowl Police patrols charged into the throng Several girls were knocked down in the skirmish that fol lowed Strikers had attacked a court injunction limiting pickets to 6 at local telephone offices as a shocking attack on the rights of iabor Group of Businessmen Begin Search for Good Cup of Coffee By CLAIRE COX 3 Another 72000000000 cuns National Restaurant association months from now thrv mav he By CLAIRE COX UP Staff Correspondent Chicago group of busi nessmen went to work Friday to do something for the common man They want to give him a good cup of coffee And they are willing to spend more than of their own money to do it They figure that is little enough to pay for a con sistently good cup of coffee in all public eating places because 1 They estimate that 90 per cent of the U S population drinks coffee 2 People drank 18000000000 cups of coffee in U S restaurants last year 3 Another 72000000000 cups were served up in American homes 4 The U S spent on coffee last year And for that kind of money a man deserves nothing but the best The businessmen met here Thursday to start a point re search program which will take the researchers right to the bottom of the pot in their search for the secret of a perfect cup of coffee The quest for the ideal brew will be financed by the restaurant and coffee industries Its backers include John W Ebersole White Plains N Y president of the National Restaurant association and William E Waldschmidt Chi cago representing the National Coffee association As their first step toward im proving the lot of coffee drinkers the restaurant and coffee men will hire an independent research or ganization which will lay the groundwork for the next move After the researchers will come the scientists With test tubes microscopes coffee pots percolators dripola tors and plain kitchen pans they will test coffee equipment coffee brewing and coffee serving Six months from now they may be able to report some progress Coffee has been drunk for 900 years and no real effort has been made until now to give the custo tomers the kind of brew they want Waldschmidt said Coffee consumption has reached record levels Now we must concentrate on quality as well as quantity Ebersole said he would take restaurant coffee any day in pref erence to a homemade cup Our study should uncover whats wrong with both he said Maybe well get a new kind of pot that will make coffee faster cheaper and tastier Conciliators Seek Break in Phone Rift Washington tele phone strike conferences were set to resume Friday with federal conciliators groping for an open ing from either side which could lead to a swift end to the 19day old tieup The government began Its new attempt to force a break in dead locked wage negotiations as the strikers defense fund swelled with rifts from labor union allies and the companies reported mounting instances of cableslashing and tampering There also was a further spread of the work stoppage as 6000 maintenance workers in Pennsyl vania who are not affiliated with the union engaged in the nation wide walkout left their jobs to back up a demand for a 15cent hourly wage increase The wage demand in the nationwide strike is a weekly boost Fridays separate arranged under federal were between union representa tives and officials of the long lines division of American Tele phone and Telegraph company at one session and the Southwestern Bell Telephone company largest of the more than 20 Bell subsidiar ies at the other Both groups had tried it before A tcntatve agreement between the long lines officials and the American Union of Telephone Workers was reached April 10 but the policy committee repre senting all 39 unions in the nation wide strike turned it down the next day The unions are affiliated with the National Federation of Tele phone Workers an independent labor organization The earlier talks between the Southwestern Bell company and the Southwestern telephone Work ers union collapsed and company officials returned to St Louis Although the union has said a wage offer from the companies would bj necessary lo end the strike Southwestern Bell empha sized it would not make such ad vance commitment Labor union aid has included A loan from John L Lewis AFLUnited Mine Work ers repayable at the conven ience of the NFTW members a gift from David Dubin skys AFLInternational Ladies Garment Workers union for a newspaper campaign and a S10 000 check from Daniel J Tobins teamsters announced by AFL President William Green The NFTW disclosed Friday that1 the CIOFur and Leather Workers had contributed and the AFLCommercial Teleg raphers union which called off a strike threat against Western Un ion Telegraph company a week ago after settling for a 5cent pay increase gave Outright contributions now total around the union said Reports of the cutting of long distance wires came from 14 states and acts of vandalism and tampering with telephone booths coin boxes and other property were numerous Coast Guard Expects Mississippi Floods Washington UR The coast guard is assembling equipment at Clarksville Mo in anticipation of flood conditions next week on the Mississippi it reported Fri day Headquarters said indications were that flood levels may be reached by the middle of next week on the Mississippi from Keokuk Iowa to Alton 111 and possibly to Cairo III Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat warm er Saturday Low Friday night about 35 Iowa Generally fair Friday night and Saturday Somewhat warm er Saturday High Saturday 55 to 60 Low Friday night 35 north lo 40 south Iowa 5day weather outlook The mean temperature will av erage 3 to 5 degrees below the state seasonal normal of 54 with no marked trend Precipitation will average less than onetenth inch occurring as scattered light showers Saturday and Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night a n fl Saturday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 51 Minimum 33 At 8 a m Friday 40 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 38 BILL GOES TO GOVERNOR BLUE FOR SIGNATURE Voters to Have Final Decision on Measure at General Election DCS Moines senate completed legislative action Fri day on a bill to pay a bonus rang ing from to each to Iowa war veterans of World war II and sent the measure lo the governor The senate concurred in several minor house amendments and re passed the bill by a vote 44 to 1 The negative vote was cast by Sen Fred May tag who opposed the plan originally The final decision on whether the bonus will be paid will rest with Iowa voters who must ap prove the issuance of of state bonds to meet the cost The bond issue would be under written by a millage tax on all general property in the state and the voters would ballot on ratifi cation in the general election of 1948 Two members of the house Reps David G Ainsworth R Spirit Lake and Ernest Kosek KCcdar both veterans of World War II spoke against the bill Ainsworth opposed it on the claim that passing it was a mat ter of political expediency and Kosek said that the proposed bon us actually would be only a loan to the veterans because they would have to help pay the taxes to re tire the bonds Ainsworth Kosek and 5 other members who served in the late war were excused from voting on the measure The others were Reps Glenn E Robinson R Claire G Prange R Leonard F Scott Mel M Graham RAudubon and M F Hicklin Five house members who lost sons in the war and thus would be beneficiaries under the bill also were excused from voting They were Reps Willard Ingalls R W C Hendrix R Albert Weiss J Oliver Landsness RSioux Rapids and C M Langland R Kossuth Stop Clocks Des Monies legisla tive drive toward possible final adjournment late Friday bogged down Friday forenoon over house and senate disagreements The number of bills in confer ence committees mounted from 1 to 5 during Friday morning Both houses stopped their clocks at noon The conference groups were seeking compromises on beer legislation general aid to schools aircraft registration school re organization and state depart mental appropriations 6 Republicans Continue Mine Disaster Probe After 4 Democrats Quit Cenlralia III repub licans continued a state legislative investigation of the Centralia mine disaster Friday to help the miners after 4 democratic mem bers withdrew and charged the committee was attempting to whitewash the state GOP ad ministration and its mine depart ment The democrats resigned when the committee refused by a 6 to 4 vote on party lines to permit State Mine Inspector Driscoll O Scanlan to reply to a question about state officials alleged or ders to inspectors to shake down mine operators for funds for the republican candidate for mayor of Chicago Scanlan previously has charged that Robert M Medill former di rector of the mines and minerals department ordered inspectors to solicit campaign funds from mine operators Scanlan also said Medill ignored repeatedly his recommen dations to close the Centralia mine Plan Vet Bonus Bill in Wisconsin Legislature Madison Wis veteran bonus bill will be introduced in the state legislature next week according to Walter A Rose state commander of the American Le gion It proposes a maximum payment of financed by special taxes The Legion supports the measure Rose said but wants an amend ment exempting veterans from paying the taxes   

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