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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa I i 1 i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fttElT GF A6IJ I9UC9 U THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 1 1947 No 173 STEEL PLATES SLICE TRAIN 4 DIE j V I i PHONE PICKETS STILL AWAITING DEVELOPMENT1 Strikers Askedto HoH Lines as Negotiations Continue in Capital Washinugton IP Telephone strike leaders called on pickets to hold their lines Thursday as gov ernment conciliators predicted an important development at ne gotiations going on in the capital The National Federation of Tel ephone Workers directing the 25 day old walkout sent officials to New York in an effort to head off a back to work movement and persuade members of 4 indepen dent unions not to accept a tenta tive settlement Peter J Manno a government conciliator said a break might came at an afternoon conference here between officials of the American Telephone and Tele graph long lines division and the American Union of Telephone Workers The development failed to ma erialize as expected Wednesday out Manno told reporters it was inly postponed He replied no comment when isked about reports the govern ment planned to propose a wage like of to weekly as the bas s for getting wage talks started n the long lines division The VFTW is demanding 6 Henry Mayer attorney for 9 striking unions told reporters the development expected Wednes day was to have been a substan tial money offer from the com pany However long lines officials de lincd to comment on this report and John J Moran head of the union involved said he had not leard of it Strike settlements between the York Telephone company ind 4 independent unions and the Jell Telephone company of Penn ylvania and another independent ALLAN KLINE inion were Wednesday announced early But by nightfall the New York ettlemcnt was in doubt The traf ic employes association with 18 00 of the 37000 members al ected voted to observe pickel ines and postpone returning to vork for a few days No decisions rere announced immediately by fhe 3 other unions These New York and Pennsylvania unions are not affiliated with the NFTW Both NFTW strikers and mem ers of the 4 independent groups vere summoned to a mass meeting in New York Citys Manhattan enter to protest the agreement urge employes not to return to Five unions in the metro iolitan area with 19000 workers vhich are affiliated with NFTW iilanned ines to bolster their picket i House Votes Outlawing of Portal Pay Washington ff The house s and sent to the senate i Thursday compromise legislation 5 outlaw most portal pay suits J The vote was 173 to 27 with not recorded by name 5 The compromise bill was the iroduct of a month of discussion letween senate andhouse con jarees following passage of the fiffering legislation by the 2 jranches It contains these major provisions 1 Bars in general both exist and future claims for portal lportal pay unless the claims are pvered by employerworker con acts or are recognized as valid y custom or practice 2 Permits compromise of past T existing claims where disputes jver the amount is involved if the Compromise meets minimum ourly wage standards of 40 cents straight time and 60 cents for vertime 3 Prohibits compromises over f itare claims It puts a 2year lim iation upon filing claims under r dsting wage and hour laws Past c aims would be controlled by i F atutes of limitations in the rates if filed within 130 days irom the effective date of the proposed law Prohibits the filing of group laims by one worker unless a written order is obtained from worker Exempts employers from Habil ty on past claims if any govern nent agency by order regulation r interpretation had approved he wage paid Allows employers to accept any the various federal interpreta of agricultural workers a good faith defense ainst claims These interpreta i ns exempt in different cases ricultural workers from provi 15ns of fair labor standards laws FARM BUREAU HEAD MAY QUIT ONeal Says Allan Kline of Iowa Would Succeed Washington Edward A ONeal plans to retire this year as president of the American Farm Bureau federation accord ing to Washington associates ONeal declined to confirm or deny reports that he will step down after 17 years as head of the farm organization Allan Kline president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation and vice president of the national organization is slated to succeed ONeal according to those fore casting the change possibly not until the federations next con vention in January ONeal himself described Kline as a brilliant man and predicted he lowan likely will be chosen president if he vacates the office ONeal has had his home at Florence Ala renovated in re cent months and only last week noved his furniture from Wash ington to Alabama ONeal 71 is the son of a for mer Alabama governor and long has been politically prominent in Alabama In his 17 years as president he never had opposition for reelection as head of the farm organization CEDAR RAPIDS BUILDERS SIGN Union Contracts Provide Up to 24 Cent Increase Cedar Rapids Contracts calling for wage increases ranging from 20 to 25 cents an hour have been signed by allied construction interests with a number of AFL construction trades unions here The A C I announced these agreements A 20 cent hourly increase for building trades truck drivers to 12a an hour and a 20 cent hour ly increase for laborers to for common laborers plus 12J cents for mortar mixers and 20 ents for machine rock drillers A 24cent an hour increase for electricians to Sl90 and 25cent hourly increases for sheet metal workers to S175 Cement finishers iron workers jricklayers and operating en gineers are still off A C I jobs GETS RESEARCH GRANT Chicago Kalnit sky University of Iowa has re ceived a grant from the Nutrition Foundation Inc for food research His was 1 of 9 new grants to colleges and universi ies Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Thursday night with lowest tem perature near 40 Friday fair and slightly higher afternoon temperatures Iowa Clearing and cooler Thurs day Friday fair with somewhat higher afternoon temperatures Diminishing winds Friday Low Thursday night 3844 High Fri day 6468 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day Cooler south and west por tions Clearing with somewhat higher afternoon temperatures Friday Northwest winds 20 to 30 miles per hour Friday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning ASKS CONGRESS OP EXEMPTIONS IN INCOME TAX Lucas Files Substitute for 20 Cut in Levies Proposed by GOP Washington Scott W Lucas DI11 urged on congress Thursday an exemptionincreasing tax reduction bill as a substitute for the GOP measure to cut most personal income levies 20 per cent Lucas told the senate finance republican ma jority was certain to reject his he sided with Pres ident Truman against tax redu tion now But because the republicans a determined to cut taxes anywa Lucas said he favored reducti for small earners through an in crease in personal exemptions Two former treasury officia gave the committee conflictin testimony Roswell Magill unde secretary of treasury in 19373 approved the GOP bill Randolp E Paul former treasury gener counsel opposed it It was a day of pro and co arguments about a lot of thing as indicated by these other con gressional developments house neared a vo on a democratic motion to sen back to committee for revision rent control bill that few con liked in all respects Democrats disliked the bill to con tinue controls at least for the re of this year because they though t would weaken rent regulation Many republicans disliked it be cause it provides for no genera rent increase or because the ihink controls should be allowe to die Labor James E Murray D Mont denounced the senal abor bill as a measure to wip out of existence labors vital safe uards Senate republicans how ever believed they would be abl o get the bill through with som oughening amendments by margin of about 2 to 1 The firs est vote Wednesday resulted i defeat of a proposal to split th ll into 4 parts World Trade Eric Johnston president of the Motion Pictur association urged expansion of th trade program a house un American activities subcommitte s investigating communism lollywood it also probably wi ook into fascism in the San Fran iscp area a member said senate war in committee disclosed that President Truman has re fused it authorization to search th late President Roosevelts files fo documents the committee wants The committee is investigating tj S purchases of SaudiArabian oil Mr Truman said he have authorized persons at Hyde Park pick out for the committee any documents relevant to its in quiry Foreign Arthur H Vandenberg R Mich told a law school dean that you dont mak European peace treaties in a class room atmosphere Instead you wrangle with Russians for days on end Vandenberg defendec former Secretary of State James F Byrnes against criticism by Paul Shipman Brown dean of the Syracuse university law school Brown said Byrnes agreed to heavy reparations from currem Italian production after arguing that Italy could not stand such a strain Vandenberg retorted that Byrnes had to make some conces sions to get any agreement at all from the Russians Vandenbergs foreign relations committee is ex pected to reject proposals that rat ification of the Italian pact be delayed Maximum 81 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Thursday 49 Precipitation 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 49 Des Moines Building Operations Stop as Negotiations Fail Des Moines buiid ing operations were at a standstill here Thursday as members of lo cal building crafts remained away from their jobs after union repre sentatives and the Des Moines Master Builders association failed to agree on new union contract terms Crafts involved included the carpenters hod carriers plaster ers cement finishers equipment operators and iron workers The unions are asking a 25cents an hour wage boost and working rule changes Rudolph Weitz pres ident of the builders association said a 10cent an hour increase had been offered COURTESY TO PASTOR basket dinner will be held Sunday in the parlors of the Church of Christ in courtesy to the Rev H F Risse former pas tor who has resigned Soviet Writer Says Fascism at Work Here By WALTER CRONKITE j Moscow Ehrenbourg cne of the foremost soviet writ CTS and commentators charged Tjhursday that fascism was at work in the United States and warned Americans to take note of what happened to the nazis before following new fascist crusaders One of the strongest soviet crit icisms of the United States since the war was written by Ehren bourg for the May day issue of the communist party organ Pravda He charged that the United States was talking about peace with a revolver on the table At the same time Marshal Scm epn Budenny addressing a mas sive Moscow May day parade in the presence of Generalissimo Stalin said Thursday that Rus sia is stftteellng for a stable dem ocratic peace and close interna tional cooperation Ehrenbourg charged that the Americans while talking of peace were preparing for a new war this time against Russia Referring to the German war against Russia under the fascist banners of Adolf Hitler he said Let the average American re member how this came out We not only drove out the occupation forces we punished them Fascists who dreamed of in troducing their order in our coun try got at first the knights crosses the German military decoration around their necks and then the rope Let the average American viewing the half baked crusaders think about the crosses of the Ger man cemeteries The people of Stalingrad cannot be frightened Attacking American policy in Spain Portugal Greece Turkey China Indonesia and Italy Ehren bourg asked Who has assembled all the hangmen all the turncoats all the members of punitive groups Today theyare working in gun plants Tomorrow they will become cannon fodder Budenny spoke from the gaily decorated tomb of Lenin to Soviet soldiers and workers massed in Red Square Tanks artillery and antitank guns dotted the square radio Moscow reported and planes circled overhead The Soviet Union government is consistently struggling for a stable democratic peace for equal fy and friendship of nations and or close cooperation among countries Budenny said This lust foreign policy of the Soviet Union encounters the full approv al and support of our entire peo ple COACH RIPPED plates which swung crosswise of the freight car on which they were riding sliced open the side of the passenger coach shown above Four persons were killed in the Pennsylvania railroad accident and 40 more were injured The Soviet celebration was the most elaborate of the May day ob servances held throughout Eu rope on labors annual holiday Demonstrations of labors politi cal and economic power were es ecially forceful in France and taly where the coalition govern ments are in shaky position be cause of economic troubles The national trade unions federations n both France and Italy are dom nated by communists In Trieste 33 proSlav demon trators were injured 15 of them iritically when bombs were hrown into their torchlight pa ades Wednesday night Demon trations Thursday morning were rderly Stalin was greeted with thun derous cheers when he appeared top Lenins tomb to review the Moscow parade scheduled to last hours Stalin gave the crowds military salute Budenny then ode through the square on horse ack and mounted the masoleum o speak A May day order of the day by en Nikolai A Bulganin minis er for the armed forces told the oviet people that their armed orces must guard the peaceful re onstruction by maintaining fighting preparedness He an ounced that summer maneuvers ill begin in a few days A May day shutdown of normal usiness and industrial activities iroughout France organized by he communistdominated French onfederation of labor was given dded emphasis by a split within rime Minister Paul Ramadiers oalition government over wage emands by 30000 striking work rs of the nationalized Renault utomobile plants The communist party a member the coalition has contradicted he governments policy of freez ng wages by giving full endorse lent to the strikers demands amadier summoned a special abinet meeting for Thursday ght to argue the issue while the ountry celebrates the holiday 25 DEAD AFTER 4 TORNADOES HIT Dallas Outskirts Get Scare Only 3 Injured By UNITED PRESS Twentyfive persons dead and hundreds were Jeit homeless Thursday in the wake of 4 tor nadoes which struck in the middle west southwest and southeast One twister smashed into a hill near Dallas Texas and another knifed away the edge of a North Carolina tobacco marketing town Wednesday adding 3 more per sons to the tornadic death toll that began Tuesday when a Missouri town and an Arkansas village were levelled The storms continued in the southeast Thursday with high winds and heavy rains lashing the city of Atlanta Ga U S meteorologists said Wed nesdays twisters were unusual in that they struck such widely separated areas The toll might have been far greater Both tor nadoes just missed striking the heart of heavily populated towns The North Carolina twister whipped through the edge of Fair mont killing a 4yearold Negro girl and destroying more than 50 homes C B Stafford secretary o the Fairmont Chamber of Com merce estimated that 300 persons were left homeless In the Missouri and Arkansas twisters Tuesday 13 persons were killed at Worth Mo and 8 were killed in the hamlets and farms near Rogers Ark Another person was killed near Rolla Ark The tornado cut a 50mile path of destruction through the farm lands Stafford estimated damage at and said the death toll was minimized by the fact residents were working in the to bacco fields The other funnel dropped down from the douds on the eastern outskirts of Dallas and headed for Garland a suburb of 6000 popu lation It suddenly veered struck a hill on the outskirts of Rock land 23 miles from Dallas bounced back into the sky and dis appeared The tornados collision with the hill demolished 3 houses and a small garage in the Negro district injuring 3 persons CHURCH LEADERS MEET Des Moines 10 day ational Christian teaching mis on opened in Des Moines Wed esday with church leaders from 1 parts of the country in at ndance Evening programs are eing held in each of the 70 par cipating Protestant churches in es Moines King of Hoboes Says Unkind Words About Hotel Clerks Miami Fla UR Jeff Davis selfstyled king of the hoboes blew into town Thursday by paid Pullman from Cincinnati for the annual convention of his subjects Davis registered in a third rate hotel speaking unkind words of hotel clerks He explained that a swank hostelry had declined to register him and his royal entour age still to arrive because their backgrounds might prove em barrassing to other guests Davis walked into the hotel lob by carrying a box of razor blades he sells 3 for a dime BUNDY TO IOWA STATE Ames of Clarence E Bundy of Iowa Falls as assistant professor of agricul tural education at Iowa State col lege was announced Thursday Carry Cause ofWCTU Into Barroom By FRANKLIN K ARTHUR Pasadena Cal Thirty three whitehaired women of the Pasadena W C T U tramping from bar to bar in the hot sun are carrying the temperance cau rightInto the cocktail lounges They get attention and with few exceptions they get respect Their leader Mrs Jessie Lee Cowie 87 of Pasadena a worlc missionary of the Womans Chris tian Temperance Uinon who in her younger days campaigned for temperance through Australia New Zealand England and the South Sea islands said they hope to have their method become na tionwide without any Carrie Na tion tactics We are on a peaceful errand she said We appeal to jour bet ter natures While she quoted Scripture from memory others of her band in their sixties or over women on bar stools and seated at tables Some of the men went right on talking Damned busybodies one muttered I plead Mrs Cowie began bartender a youth in a natty brown gabardine s u i 1 shouted gimme a beer A woman with a sign Bible or bottle broke into tears A wom an at a bourbon and soda before at her eyes So much has transpired in tav erns said Mrs Cowie The Black Dahlia A waiter pulled the plug on a juke box The crusaders broke into On ward Christian Soldiers The woman at the table still dabbing her eyes and her girl friend sang as loudly as anyone And they knew the words Mrs Cowie and her followers marched out stopping to read a legend painted on the wall Wealth liquor and education never made a fool of anyone al though any one of them may give a naturalborn fool a broader stage and larger audience A fellow at the bar said Now I really need a drink Talk was subdued for a few sec onds then the chatter returned to normal The juke box resumed its grind Thursday the women moved into 2 more bars in the tougher section of town Released From Class to Increase Earnings for Expected Triplets Portland Ore the rery special circumstances Van sort college authorities agreed Thursday that veteran student William E Schoenleber Jr shoud e permitted to discontinue one class so that the 21 year old ex GI would have more time to work and bring home bigger paychecks Xrays disclose that his wife soon vill give birth to triplets DIES OF CRASH INJURIES DCS Moines Rigsle i6 DCS Moines died in a DCS Hoinos hospital Wednesday of in uries suffered when he was truck by a car Monday It was he first traffic fatality in Des Moines since March 23 CLAIM PHONES SABOTAGED Michigan Bell Reports Long Line Cable Cut Detroit Michigan Bell Telephone company reported ear ly Thurpuiy it caho bcluuen 2 Michigan and been hacked cutting off service on 300 circuits Long distance telephone service was most seriously affected by the cutting the company spokesman said but the cnble owned jointly by Michigan Bell and the long lines division of the American Telegraph and Telephone com pany also carries some radio and telegraph circuits Associated Press service to newspapers in at least 20 Michigan cities was disrupted by the dam age to the cable described by the Michigan Bell spokesman as sab otage The line was broken at a m The company immediately dis patched repairmen to the break about 30 miles north of Kalama zoo Mich Meanwhile the spokes man reported attempts were being made to reroute circuits affected The broken line forms the link between Grand Bapids and Chi cago the company stated CHILD KILLED ON WAY HOME Struck by Car Near School Crossroads Waterloo u t h o r i t i e s Thursday were questioning La verne Payne 24yearold Water loo railroad worker whose car struck and fatally injured Rosa lind Eastridge 7 four miles east of here on highway 20 late Wed nesday afternoon The child was crossing the high way on her way home from school when Paynes car struck her Cor oner Sidney Smith said adding hat investigation might determine whether charges would be placed against Payne Payne however was not in custody SAME flat means tralfio dotb In put 24 boar Skunk Attacks Sows on Farm Near Fenton squealing loudly at he LeRoy Huskamp farm caused 3ob Huskamp a brother of LeRoy o invesctigate Sows and small igs were found to have been bit en by a skunk The skunk was linging vigorously to a sow when 3ob arrived The skunk was shot aken to a veterinarian and found o have rabies SHIFTING LOAD ON FREIGHT CAR BLOCKS PENNSY Passenger and Freight Trains Both Hit Up Pennsylvania Tracks Huntingdon Pa Steel plates protruding from a moving freight train early Thursday ripped a hole in the side of the Pennsyl vania railroads flyer The Amer ican and wrecked another freight killing 4 persons and injuring 40 others The freak crash occurred 5 inUes west of here at a m as 2 16foot long sheets of steel laden lengthwise aboard an open gon dola of a westbound freight shifted suddenly so that their ends struck out over adjoining tracks on each side Into one of these obstructions plunsed the New York to St Louis sleepercoach passenger train also westbound on the parallel tracks Ends of the inchthick steel bit into the 4th passenger car tearing a tremendous hole in its side The engine mail ear and another coach also were damaged Moments later another freight moving east smashed into the steel protruding from the other side sending the engine and tender crashing from the tracks and tem porarily tying up all 4 main tracks of the PRH Dead and injured all were rid ing the passenger Casualties were taken to Huntingdon hospital and to the Altoona hospital 30 miles to the east Many of the casualties were military service personnel The railroad listed these dead Joseph Sclnick Jr 18 soldier Pleasant Gap Pa Sgt Robert E Deavers age un available Trinway Herbert Bctmn Kuniscli tt 0 i Columbia An unidentified woman A railroad spokesman who termed the crash very unusual said the steel plates were on two gondola cars which came to the Pennsylvanias rails at Harris burg Pa The cars and their lading were carefully inspected by the F P R people at Harrisburs before de parture the spokesman contin ued The railroad at the moment is able to offer no explanation as to how 2 of the plates became loose causing the accident The American speeding much faster than the 65car freight was beginning to pass it when the crash occurred There was a slicing ripping noise as the ends of the metal first scraped the passenger locomotive gouged into a small car and then bit into the fourth coach The side of the coach was torn away and smashed into pieces be fore emergency brakes brought the train to a grinding halt Passengers some of them asleep had no change to get out the way as the sharp edges of steel sliced through a row of seats Women screamed and some of them fainted Others were knocked unconscious when struck either by debris or the steel Many were hurled from their seats Coroner Blair Short of Hunt ingdon county said the death toll probably would rise during the day Some of those taken to hos pitals were badly mangled he reported John R McCrory a film execu tive of New York City said the steel bounced back slashed across 2 cars and cut through the 4th car like a knife It hit the upper part of the window of that coach and ripped the entire side of the coach to pieces Then the steel through a wash room other coach Miss Myrles Carlo a registered nurse from New York City was described as the heroine of the crash She said there was no plasma no suifa drugs and no morphine aboard the American We had to work only with bandages until a doctor arrived with morphine a halfhour after the wreck Lights on the train were knocked out in the crash and the nurse said she and an unidentified doc tor were forced to work by lan tern flares The passenger train remained upright on the rails despite the blow pandemonium hardly had subsided when the 2nd freight ap peared on the other side and rammed into the steel It took 7 hours to clear the debris suffici ently for resumption of traffic over the 4 tracks coals Red caromed into an A ball of fire like hot seemed to float by our car Powell of Gasville Ark a pas senger in a following coach said describing the crash of steel and train It seemed like a meteor Doyle Stawn a sailor from Hooks Tex said he was asleep in his seat when he felt a heavy
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