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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME f L n r 41 i r i vts I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL dated Pr Five Cents a Copy MASON CITT IOWA FRIDAY MAY 2 1947 Paper Consists of Two One HOUSE ENDS RENT CONTROL DEC 31 BOARD OF IOWA ONION REJECTS OFFER BY BELL Insists on Flat Weekly Increase for All Union Members Des Moines board of directors of the Northwestern Union of Telephone Workers of Iowa Friday rejected unanimous ly the latest wage offer of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company A R Toepfer union secretary announced The new wage offer following conferences of union and company representatives with Minnesota Gov Luther W Youngdahl at St Paul called for increases of to S4 per week The telephone management knows that its employes will set tle for a a week increase across the board offer plus a satisfactory disposal of the working conditions issues Toepfer said in a state The latest offer of the telephone company would provide increases of a week for 850 clerical em ployes operators plant craftsmen and a week for 3700 technical workers men on special assign ment and top skilled workers The S250 offer made a week ago by the company would cover the rest of the 17500 workers in the 5 states served by the com Nebraska North and South Dakota and Minnesota Three of the 5 state boards must accept the offer to have any bind ing effect on the negotiations Toepfer said The chief stumbling block to this whole wage settlement is the pressure being exerted on the telephone management by un organized employes in the white collar class he said in his state ment It is not the telephone companys inability to pay 3500 IN NEW YORK ACCEPT INCREASE New York of the telephone employes organization composed of 3500 accounting em ployes of the New York Telephone company Friday voted over whelmingly to support their presi dents action in signing a contract for a weekly wage increase and go to work The union was one of 4 organi zations whose presidents early Wednesday agreed to accept the increase in a settlement that pro vided for a return to work Thurs day The development came shortly after Oscar M Taylor vice presi dent in charge of operations of the company announced the company would make no further wage offer and added that the com pany expected the unions to live up to their commitments by having their members return to work One of the four independent unions has decided to continue its strike The other 2 are to hold meetings to decide their position The accounting employes voted to return to work after the unions attorney told the members if you accept the arrangement of the wage offer this means that your organizations strike is over and you must cross picket lines They didnt describe the formu la but there were indications that they might try to end the now in its 26th a com bination of 1 An immediate wage increase smaller than the a week de mand by the National Federation of Telephone Workers 2 An arbitration fcoard to de termine the extent of any further raises if any Peter J Manno and William N Margolis fasttalking hardwork ing conciliation team spent the night steaming back and forth be tween representatives of the American Telephone Telegraph company and its 20000 longdis tance employes This dispute is only one part of the nationwide strike of more than 300000 workers which start ed April 7 but it is a highly im portant part and a settlement would undoubtedly influence the disputes in other A T T con trolled companies The 2 conciliators made a joint statement saying the parties had not budged from their positions That is the strikers still demand a week and the A T T still offered to let the wage issue be settled by arbitration BACK TO truckload of Bell Telephone company of Pennsylvania maintenance employes leaves a company depot at Philadelphia Penn enroute to work following settlement of their part of the telephone strike The agree ment providing wage increases of 3 and weekly was the first major settlement in the telephone dispute 25000 Steel Workers Idle In NonBasic Plants Pittsburgh 25000 its members idled by scattered strikes principally in nonbasic steel plants the ClOUniled Steel workers union Friday was faced with a declaration by an industry spokesman that small companies might be driven into mergers by the unions bargaining tactics Miles H Knowlcs of Washing ton general counsel for the non basic steel coordinating commit tee in a statement issued Thurs day night at Detroit declared that the U S steel settlement with the union April 21 was in no way based upon conditions in fabri cating plants Knowles said unless local and ARMY GOES PREWAR Washington war de partment says that starting Fri day the army will do practically all its buying on a normal pre war basis of advertising and com petitive bidding MATCH RATION SET Tokyo Japanese gov ernment announced Friday that the match ration for May and June will be 4 matches a day per person competitive conditions among the which use steel to make hundreds of were taken into consideration the plants would be forced to merge to defend themselves against the unionwide wage pattern tech nique In Washington CIO and steel workers President Philip Murray declared we have no set plan to force the same agreement on ev ery plant Traditionally he said special problems are taken into account He added however that where one company has more than one plant the union seeks a com panywide contract The industry statement declared the strikes among fabricators mainly in Pennsylvania were not preceded by gaining true collective bar The nonbasic steel plants had complained to congress that in 1946 they were required to con form to the U S steels 181 cents hour raise without a chance to bargain Now said the statement the union apparently is adopting the some tactics it employed last year Of the 25000 idle workers the largest group 12000 was in a basic steel plant Inland Steel Cor poration at Indiana Harbor Ind where workers walked out because they had no contract although ne gotiations continued In some cases the strikes were precipitated by a breakdown in negotiations in others by failure to agree on retroactive pay for any wage concessions arrived at by bargaining A handful of fabricators already had signed contracts most but not all of them giving around 12J cents a raise of Set Funeral Rites for North Iowa Pastor Storm Lake Funeral serv ices will be held afternoon for the here Monday Rev John E Clifton 65 retired Methodist min ister who died Thursday The Rev L D Havighurst Fort Dodge dis trict superintendent will officiate Mr Clifton during his 23 years as pastor occupied pulpits at Liver more West Bend Wesley Burt Armstrong Goldfield Larrabee Dickens and Nemaha GI Sentenced in Germany Frankfurt Pfc Daniel Walczak Detroit Mich was con victed of manslaughter by an army court martial Friday and sentenced to 10 years imprison ment for the shooting of a Ger man girl in February 1946 The court martial rejected the prose cutions charge that Walczak was guilty of premeditated murder HIATT TO TELL ASSAULT STORY Accused of Shooting in Love Disappointment Jefferson fP Richard Hiatt 28 University of Iowa graduate who is charged with assault witl intent to murder was scheduled to testify Friday Hiatt was expected to go on the stand to tell his version of the March 23 incident in which he is charged with shooting Delmar Van Horn Jr 22 in the arm Hiatt has been described as a dis appointed suitor for the hand of Van Horns bride the former Dorothy Snook of Newton Dr J W Morris of Alta called as a defense witness Thursday testified Hiatt could possibly have been in a subconscious state of mind when he fired shots at Van Horn Dr Morris and Dr J N Jackson of Jefferson both testified tha sleeping tablets sometimes have the effect of making a person irrational instead of putting him to sleep Dr J M Rhodes of Poca hontas testified that Hiatt last February appeared to be suffering from tension and depression Dr Rhodes said he prescribed a seda tive and if Hiatt had taken an excessive amount it might have caused delusions SOME SENATORS FAVOR FOREIGN RELIEF IN FULL GOP Backing Seen for Restoring Truman Asking of Washington senate republicans rallied Friday behind ihe administrations full request or a foreign relief und But democratic Senator McClel an Ark called for a reduction to or only more than the house voted earlier his week McClcllan also served notice that the bipartisan foreign policy eadership will face a battle un ess the bill is amended addition ally to ban relief for any commun stdominated country The Arkansas senator told a reporter he wants to go even far ther in this respect than the house which provided that relief money could be spent in such areas under ight American control The house limited the relief program to aid in Italy Greece Austria Hungary Poland and China with S15000000 set aside For emergencies in such unspeci fied areas as Trieste Of the coun tries listed only Poland presently Is classed as communistdomin ated The Arkansas senator seemed assured of support from those col leagues who have been complain ing that furnishing of food medi cine clothing and other supplies in Russianinfluenced areas would circumvent President Trumans program of bulwarking Greece and Turkey against communist threats Meanwhile republican Senators M Alexander Smith N J and Hickenlooper both mem bers of the foreignrelations com mittee told a reporter they intern to support the full relief figure However the 225 to 163 vote by which the house lopped 000 off the total left administra tion leaders little hope of obtain ing the full authorization Some of them indicated privately they would be glad to compromise on if they could maneu ver the full amount through the senate Ames Property Owners Oppose Building of College Apartments Ames state board of education has set a meeting for 2 p m Monday to hear objections of Aznes property owners to plans to build permanent apartments for students Over 300 property owners at tended a meeting Thursday night to discuss the proposal and the group was virtually unanimous in its disapproval Only a couple of students spoke in favor of the apartments Lester Armstrong president of the Ames House and Property Owners Foundation said the foun dations attorneys had filed ob jections bearing the signatures of 100 property owners with the board of education Armstrong said the board of ed ucation had at first announced the new buildings were to be dormi tories and it was only recently the foundation learned apartments were contemplated The board is scheduled to re ceive bids on the proposed apart ments Tuesday NO SMALL CHANGE Shanghai change is a thing of the past in Shanghai The municipal government an nounced Friday that Chinese bills will be withdrawn from cir culation following issuance of notes That will leave bills the smallest circulating A bill at the official exchange rate is worth 4 U S cents A note is the equivalent of 80 cents 75 Mile Gusts Whip White Caps Oft Lake White caps on Clear Lake indi cate that there is considerable wind but when the wind is strong enough to whip the white caps right off the surface of the water and carry them through the air it is news That is what occurred at Clear Lake Thursday afternoon when gusts of wind with a velocity o 75 miles an hour were reported b the CAA weather station at Or airport Many come to the laki shore to view the phenomenon Continued high ranging up to 44 miles an hour at Mason City held temperatures in Iowa down in the chilly 50s and 60 Friday A low of 34 was forecas for the night in northern Iowa Wanner weather was predictei for the state during the next 5 days with the average temperature expected to be 3 to 5 degrees abovi the stale normal of 56 Diminishing winds were fore cast Friday night Thursdays high was 67 at De Moines and Sioux City and th low was 41 at Dubuque Charle City and Waterloo Weather Repor FORECAST Mason City Fair and somewha cooler Friday night with thj lowest temperature about 35 Iowa Fair Friday night and Sat urday somewhat cooler Friday night Warmer Saturday Di minishing winds Friday nigh Low Friday night 34 north to 4 south High Saturday in the low er 70s Minnesota Clearing and colde Friday night partly cloudy am warmer Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum 59 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Friday 43 Precipitation 05 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 53 AP Wircphoto NEW YORKERS CHEER Miguel Aleman of Mexico stands in the leading car and waves as a parade in his honor moves through a lane of cheering New Yorkers at Broadway and Wall street Friday Aleman Gets Welcome of Ticker Tape New York President Miguel Aleman of Mexico re ceived New Yorks noisy endorse ment of a good neighbor policy Friday as he drove past cheer ng thousands to City Hall where ic declared western hemispheric salidarity is a first step in the iose pursued by the United Nations Police estimated 1500000 lined lis route down to and through ower Manhattan despite a light rain that shrouded the great tow ers of the financial district rising above the flagbedecked streets President Aleman standing in President Trumans private tour ng car driven here for the occa sion bowed and waved to the spectators as he drove along Broadway Ticker tape showered on his bare head There were cries of Viva Aleman Riding beside the president was frover Whalen chairman of the citys reception committee who loaned President Aleman his blue silk scarf to protect his throat from the rain Also in the car with him were Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway his U S military aide for the occasion and Rear Ad miral James Gary Jones his U S naval aide AFL and CIO Reject Plans for Merger Washington AFL and CIO Friday rejected each others plan for a merger but agreed to coopcratc on labor problems and eventually work out details of a consolidation Leaders of the 2 labor organiza tions concluded a 2day discus sion of mcrffcr possibilities with a joint statement pledging con tinued consideration of unity CIO President Philip Murray told a news conference that we met in a spirit of amity and se riously attempted to solve these tremendously important prob lems The AFL plan for merger which was rejected by the CIO repre sentatives called for AFL affilia tion by the CIO unions as they are now organized with their full nembership by the next October convention of the AFL The CIO unions would have full privileged participation in lhat conclave This idea would liavc meant merely a reaffilia tion for those CIO unions which were expelled or suspended more lhan 10 years ago as well as affili ations for unions that had joined the CIO since then The CIO plan which AFL Pres ident William Green said had been rejected by the AFL representa tives would have established a campaign against vicious legisla tion to destroy labors rights anc then set up a program to elimi nate jurisdiclional disputes be tween AFL and CIO unions as the second step BILL ENDS VA CHECK DELAYS Truman Clears Way for Fund Washington resident Truman signed an appropriations bill Thursday night which carried for the veterans a d m i n i s tration permitting re sumption of monthly unemploy ment and educational payments to 2780000 war veterans The checks were delayed one day while the bill cleared con gress and received the presidents signature In addition to the veterans funds the measure provided for social security grants to the stales 000 000 for relief by the army in countries for school lunch program and nearly for army pay raises The appropriations are to run various agencies until the end of the fiscal year June 30 ASnoiCEFOR JEWS IN DEBATE United Nations Talks on Palestine to Start New York W Poland and Czechoslovakia brushed aside leg islative objections Friday and de manded a full voice for Jews in the United Nations assembly de bate on Palestine These demands however ap peared headed toward powerful opposition led by the big western powers The United States and Britain were reported advocating a more limited form of Jewish participation They felt it was not legally pos sible under the U N charter to hear nongovernmental represen tatives at a plenary meeting of the 55nations as the 2 slave nations proposed Warren R Austin United States and Sir Alexander Cadogan Brit ain were expected to express their views later before the as semblys steering committee which is considering Jewish representa tion at this extraordinary Pales tine session Trygve Lie secretarygeneral of the U N warned thrt the as sembly would be making a dras tic departure from past practice if it gave the Jews a voice in its Palestine deliberations Lie raised no legal objections however against hearing the Jew ish side Legislative Ban on Closed Shop Is Law Des Moines new legis lation banning closed and union shops contracts between compa nies and workers officially became law Friday Publication of the act was completed Thursday 50 NEW HOMES AT CHARLES CITY Charles City of 50 new houses in Charles City this year was assured Thursday night when 50 businessmen agree to assume financial liability fo the cost of the undertaking The 4room modern fram louses will be built in an easier residential section of the city at cost of including the pric of lot The project was approved at Chamber of Commerce meetin The homes will be built by the R A Stolz Construction company New Hampton under FHA super vision Truman Veto of Portal Pay Bill Is Seen Washington A bill to knock out claims for billions of dollars in portal pay headed for an uncertain fate in the white house Friday Republicans sounded a conten tion that a veto would scuttle the presidents own campaign for low er prices Administration support ers said Mr Truman should black ball the measure on the ground that it would weaken the wage hour act The bill would outlaw the bulk of pending court claims totaling to 56000000000 for nonproductive time workers spent under their employers such as walking to their work stations As the senate and house com pleted action Thursday on a com promise version Chairmen Wiley RWis and Michener of the senate and house judiciary committees told the president a veto would unsettle business Senator McGrath DR who says Secretary of Labor Schwel lenbach will recommend a veto reiterated his belief that the bill would be a blow at the wage hour act which requires a wage of 40 cents an hour in interstate commerce and time and a half for all over a 40hour week Convict 2 in Swindle of Linotype ompany in New York New York Collins 44 year old broadway gambler and Irving Izzy the Eel Cohen 46 a dress manufacturer wer convicted of first degree grant arceny early Friday in the S780 000 Mergenthaler Linotype Co swindle Collins and Cohen xvere the firs of 4 defendants tried in the fan astic plot by which a mildman nered clerk drained almost a mil lion dollars from the compan with phoney invoices Collins convicted on all 7 counts charged against him facd maximum sentence of 770 year in prison and Cohen a previou offender convicted on 41 of 5 counts could be sentenced to total of 820 years Decatur a U S naval hero de feated in 1815 Mediterranean pi rates who had long disrupted Sioux Cityan Killed in Motorcycle Crash Sioux City IP Herschel L Bueoy 27 Sioux City was injure fatally late Thursday when h motorcycle collided with an auto mobile at an intersection in residential area here He die about 20 minutes later after bein taken to a hospital in a polic ambulance Police said the driver of th car was Richard Montagne 2 Sioux City who suffered on minor bruises Traffic Capt Leo J Perleth sai there would be no inquest Bueo served in the infantry in the Pa cific area during World war II PEDESTRIAN IS KILLED Des Moines Iff Archie Kendall 37 of Milo was killed o the north end of the S E Four teenth street viaduct early Fr day when struck by a bread trucfc LOCAL OPTION S PART OF BILL SENT TO SENATE Abolishes U S Control of Building Materials Except for Recreation Washington house assed bill extending rent con ol but letting each city town id county decide whether to take or leave it was tossed over to ic senate Friday The local option feature im cdiatcly got a friendly reception here The house approved the mcas rc 201 to 182 Thursday night aft r beating down attempts to rc uire a 10 per cent rent increase here ceilings now apply Modified in several ways that re not to President Trumans lik ng the bill provides 1 Continuation of controls from unc 30 to December 31 with he president given authority to ontinuc them by proclamation to larch 31 1948 if he deems this dvisablc Mr Truman asked for xtension of controls in their prcs nt form until June 30 1948 2 That the governing body in ny county city or town may in neir discretion terminate rent ontrol earlier by a finding that lie necessity therefore no longer xists This amendment by Rep Redden DN was adopted y a vote of 129 to 844 It would iot apply to state rent control aws 3 Authorizes landlords to raise ents 15 per cent in return for a year lease if the tenant agrees 4 Exempts from ceilings all new louses and apartments and any hat have not been rented in the ast 2 years 5 Abolishes all government priority and allocation controls over building materials and con struction under the veterans hous ing act except that the govern ment may require a permit for construction of buildings to be used for amusement or recreation al purposes 6 Retains veterans preferences to buy or rent new homes and continues government mortgage nsurance on new homes up to 90 er cent of value Even before the measure for mally arrived in the senate the epublican whip Senator Wherry of Nebraska told reporters I es pecially like the local option idea Wherry whose job as whip charges him with keeping party members in line on important leg slative tests said it may be late his month or early next before he senate gets around to acting on a rent bill He noted that the chamber currently is deep in de jatc on labor legislation and that he priority chart shows tax cut ing next up The senate banking which also rejected proposals for a 10 per cent acrosstheboard in crease in approved measure continuing rent controls to next March 1 Differing from the house home rule bill it sets up local rent committees with authority to rec ommend rent increases if justi fied The senate measure does not re peal government controls over building materials and construc tion but Wherry indicated this feature of the house bill unit have strong republican support in the senate Senator Capehart RInd said the veterans housing program has not worked and Wherry com mented that the allocation and priorities controls should have been taken off a year ago Cape hart added Most people think private enterprise given a free hand can do a better job The rent and housing measure barely escaped a legislative pig eonhole late Thursday when the house first voted to send it back to the banking committee for fur ther study But reconsidering the chamber kept it on the floor for final passage The threat to recommit the bill came near the end of day long de bate Rent control supporters con tended the measure had been wa tered down to a point where con trols would not be effective Rep Worley DTexas offered an amendment to put an end to controls June 30 calling for an end of regimentation But Chairman Wolcott RMich the banking committee which wrote the bill after weeks of wrangling was joined by a bloc of democrats and republicans in ar guing that decontrol now mean chaos The amendment was defeated SAME Blitk 111 uilflo oeith la pu 14 hour HOST TO ZONE Walther League of St Pauls Lutheran church here will entertain the zone rally next Sunday A special program is be ing prepared by the local league and will be presented at the high school auditorium Sunday eve ning   

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