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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 6 1M7 This Paper Consists at Two SectionsSection One PHONE TIEUP STILL IN 6 IOWA CITIES Returning N W Workers Refuse to Cross Lines of 2 Unions 5STATE STRIKE ARABSGRANTED EQUAL STATUS IN UN DEBATE Put on Same Basis as Jewish Group to Head Off Threatened Boycott Lake Success N Y an effort to head off a threatened Arab boycott the political com mittee of the United Nations as sembly late Tuesday granted the Arab higher committee of Pales tine equal status with the Jewish agency in the Palestine debate The conciliatory step was in itiated in a joint resolution by the United States and Argentina Egypt had informed the 55 nation political committee that she would not participate in the Palestine discussions unless the 2 Holy Land organizations were given equal recognition The political committee agreed without a vote to invite both the Arab committee and the agency to present their points of view There was no immediate indi cation whether the Arab commit tee would accept the invitation cr whether Egypt was satisfied with the solution The assemblys 55nation politi cal committee was ready to act on the Arab committees request when Chairman Lester B Pearson of Canada read a telegram an nouncing the withdrawal The Arab organization protest ed that its request for hearing had been referred to the political com mittee for a decision while the requestof theJewish agency for Palestine had been considered by the assembly itself and granted This unexpected turn reopened the complicated debate on repre sentation of nongovernmental or ganizations in the extraordinary session The new controversy flared up as soviet circles said Russia was determined to challenge a British American plan which would ex clude the Big Five powers from the proposed U N factfinding committee on Palestine Russia was reported ready to counter the AmericanBritish plan with one of her own which would provide for a cormaittee including the Big Five and about 5 smaller nations chosen on a geographic basis The Russians would not say whether they would advocate in clusion of an Arab state on the committee June Haver Breaks Tooth on First Meal Hollywood cant cook in movieland either June Haver admitted Tuesday She broke a tooth on her first meal The dimpled blonde actress set up housekeeping with Orchestra Leader Jimmy Zito her childhood sweetheart a month ago after their wedding I fixed up some fried potatoes and Caesar salad and asparagus with Hollandaise sauce real strawberry sundaes 1 kept nibbling on the fried po tatoes while I was fixing things And what do you know one of them broke my tooth This parti cular one was just fried too much werent all that bad Iowa Farmer Dies in TrainTruck Collision Sioux City Kurtz hals 62 year old retired farmer was fatally injured Monday aft ernoon when his truck and an Il linois Central freight train col lided at a crossing about one mile south of Le Mars Coroner Sylvester Luken of Le Mars said the impact threw Kurtz hals from his truck about 20 feet from the crossing He was pro nounced dead before an ambulance arrived at the scene of the acci dent from Le Mars SAME CBUek flat IHMDI death In past Senate Cuts Funds of 2 U S Bureaus Washington ad vocates rode firmly in the senate saddle Tuesday with a precedent Dreaking vote to slash labor de security agency jjnds For the first time in more than a decade the senate voted Mon day to cut deeper than the house n approving a ap propriations measure for the 2 lureaus The figure was less han the lawmakers across the capitol had allowed and 00 below President Trumans judget estimate Usually in the past the house has voted smaller sums and the senate has boosted hem Senator Byrd who has seen preaching economy for years old a reporter he was gratified Its the first time in 14 years that the senate has shown any disposition to cut government spending he declared I think t means that we are going to have some real economy in this con srcss Byrd said no one can guess yet whether the republican goal of trimming from to off President Tru mans budget for he year beginning July 1 will be reached He said the final tally will depend on what if any re ductions are voted for the armed services With the cut rec ommended Monday by the house appropriations committee for the state commerce and justice de partments and the federal courts the budget trimming now stands at about Army navy and veterans ad ministration supply bills are yet to be written The laborfederal security meas ure was the first of a dozen regu lar appropriations bills to be brought before the senate this year and northern and western democrats gave plain indications they intended to fight specific re AP Wlrepholo CONTRACT ENDS 5STATE PHONE Luther W Youngdahl of Minne sota seated hands pen to Roy Anderson president of the Northwestern union of tele phone workers to sign a new wage contract Monday night in the presence of Leonard Johnson state labor conciliator and J H Kremers of Omaha vice president of Northwestern Bell Telephone company The negotiations took place in St Paul Minn ductions Senator McCarran D Nev stepped to the front with a series of amendments designed to raise the allotments for various branches of the labor department But as each was brought up it was slapped down by a coalition of republicans and southern dem ocrats Only 2 republicans Senators Morse of Oregon and Langer of North Dakota deserted the GOP ranks in the first test It came on McCarrans proposal to boost the appropriation for the of fice of secretary of labor by 100 and was beaten on a 57 to 23 vote Later a McCarran proposal to give the bureau of labor statistics instead of got the short end of a 40 to 30 vote Senator Pepper DFla lost 34 to 25 an effort to put back 55 000000 trimmed from the 328200 the house voted for the National Cancer Institute The bill now goes to a senate house conference committee which will try to arrive at a compromise figure Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Rather windy and continued cool through Wednes day Clearing early Wednesday Low Tuesday night 35 to 40 Iowa Occasional showers extreme east Tuesday night Clearing west Tuesday night and east Wednesday forenoon Continu ing cool Low Tuesday night 38 northwest to 40 southeast High Wednesday 58 Iowa Five day weather outlook The mean temperatures will average 5 to 8 degrees below the state normal of 57 Cool Wednes day minor rising trend Thurs day little change Friday Cooler Friday night and Saturday Lit tle change Sunday Precipitation will average i inch occurring as showers east Wednesday and general rain Friday Minnesota Clearing north portion early Tuesday night and south portion late Tuesday night Thursday partly cloudy con tinued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 59 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Tuesday 47 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 38 CHICAGO MILK STRIKE SETTLED Dispute Ends After 26 Hours of No Supply Chicago milk strike which cut off the flow of 90 per cent of dairy products normally consumed in Chicago and its sub urbs was settled Tuesday 26 hours after it started Settlement was announced jointly by the Associated Milk Dealers Inc and local 754 of the AFL Dairy Employes union after 12 hours of continuous negotia House Leaders Beat Efforts to Sidetrack Greek Aid Bill tions Although the agreement was subject to ratification by union members Frank 1 Gfflespie at torney for the local said he was certain that it would be accepted The union is composed of milk processors and handlers The agreement prescribed a 44 hour week for which pay was fixed at until Nov 1 1947 after which a 40hour week with pay at will become effec tive Adjustments for Sunday work also were made Previously 48hour week was in effect with pay of Other points in eluded reduction and eventual elimination of the pay differential between city and country work ers consecutive days off and pay for time off during the strike A 2year contract will be drawn Hear Closing Arguments in Robert Hiatt Trial Jefferson argu ments were being completed Tues day in the trial of Robert Hiatt on charge of assault with intent to murder The jury was expected to re ceive the case Tuesday Arguments to the jury began Monday when County Attorney L F Wilcox and Defense Attor ney A J Shaw gave their respec tive interpretations of the March 23 incident in which Hiatt 29 yearold Iowa U graduate from Pocahontas allegedly wounded Delmar Van Horn Jr 22 Jeffer son farmer in the arm Van Horn is the husband of the former Dorothy Snook of Newton with whom Hiatt has testified he arranged but did not carry out dates while both were Iowa U journalism students Mrs Van Horn has denied that any dates were arranged Secretary Marshall Makes Strong Plea for Passage of Measure Washington leaders beat down efforts to sidetrack the GreekTurkish aid program Tuesday and bolstered a drive for passage with a plea from Secretary Marshall that it is a matter of greatest urgency Rep Eaton R N leading the fight for the measure read to the house a letter from Marshall in which the secretary of state said his views on the legislation had been made more positive by the Moscow meeting of the for eign ministers counciil Marshall also termed the pro gram a positive policy and one in our own interests and in the interests of peace That apparently was an indi rect reply to Harold Stassen for mer Minnesota governor and pres idential candidate who on Mon day called the policy a negative ne An effort to sidetrack the mea sure collapsed The decision came on a standing vote of 168 to 22 by which the house accepted its rules commit tees recommendations fixing 9 hours for debate and procedure leaving the measure wideopen for amendments from the floor The vote failed to offer an indi cation of the comparative strength of those for and against the bill A number who have gone on record against the bill voted to permit its consideration now The way the house operates all major legislation goes through the rules committee This committee drafts a rule including such things as how long debate shall be per mitted The first question for the house then becomes whether to adopt the rule If the rule is rejected the measure never gets formally be fore the house and the chamber goes on to other business Twins at West Union Note 87th Birthday West C McCleery and Mrs Clara Kent celebrated their 87th birthday anniversarie with a small dinner party at a lo cal restaurant Tuesday They are believed to be one of the oldes sets of twins in Iowa Columnist Dies Minneapolis Mcln erny 63 veteran newspaperman and Minneapolis Daily Times col umnist and one time manager of the Empire theater in Chicago died Monday night He was born in Minneapolis The average wooden wire serv ice pole lasts 20 years thus re quiring a total yearly replace ment of five per cent 3 Sentenced in Manly Rail Theft Ring Fort men from Manly who are serving terms ii the federal institution at Sand stone Minn on charges in con nection with the theft of good from interstate railroad shipments pleaded guilty to additiona charges in the same case befor Federal Judge Henry N Grave of Mason City in U S distric court here They were sentenced by Judg Graven but were placed on pro bation for the terms The defend ants charges and sentences follow Helmer Stavnesli stealing frojr interstate freight shipment and receiving and possessing goods stolen from interstate shipments 2 years on each of 3 counts the sentences to run concurrently Elmand Olson stealing from in terstate freight shipment and re ceiving and possessing goods stol en from freight shipment one year on each of 4 counts the sentences to run concurrently Red M Moore stealing from interstate freight shipment and receiving and possesing goods stol OFFER TO LONG DISTANCE UNION Wage Increase Proposal Somewhere Over Say U S Conciliators Washington American Telephone and Telegraph com pany has made its striking long distance workers a new offer of a veekly wage increase somewhere above federal conciliators reported Tuesday The offer was described by Con ciliators Peter J Manno and Wil iam N Margolis as a complete counterproposal to the govern ments own compromise suggestion of a S450 weekly boost plus fringe increases which would bring the total to a package of 5514 The company previously had of fered raises of from to week y which the government said would average for all workers about This is exclusive of vacations and other fringe ben efits which both sides estimate to otal about 64 cents a week The A T T proposal came amidst these other developments n the 3ftdayold crosscountry phone tieup 1 Telephone unionists in 5 mid western slates reached agreements ending their strikes 2 The government shifted nego tiations between the Southwes ern Bell Telephone company and its 42000 striking workers to St Louis for intensive bargaining Manno and Margolis declined to reveal to reporters the exact sum involved in the new A T and T proposal But they reported as a negotiating conference recessed More progress has been made The meeting presumably was re cessed until the afternoon to give the union American Union of Telephone Workers time to weigh the proposal and discuss it with officials of the na tional federation of telephone workers The union had accepted the governments proposed set tlement figure and has been in sisting on getting that amount Conciliation Commissioners A E Johnson and W Ellison Chalm ers announced the transfer of the Southwestern Bell talks to St Louis They said the company hat given assurances that it will make a cash wage offer to the South western Bell Telephone workers union before the end of the week Meanwhile Joseph Beirne pres ident of the National Federation o Telephone union in the he would rec ommend expulsion of the 2 Chi cago union leaders who made sep arate settlements with the Illinoii Bell Telephone company The 2 unions representing abou 4000 workers signed agreement calling for S4 weekly raises Thei members however are respecting picket lines thrown up by othe NFTW affiliates Mason Citys Phone Service s Unchanged The telephone strike may be ver for employes of the North western Bell Telephone company ut Mason City Telephone users aw no difference in the service uesday from the previous 4 fecks That man was still say ng This is a recorded announce ment Three men pickets stood in the aln in front of the Mason City xchange building They arc mem ers of the long lines union they aid and until their union settles vith the American Telephone and Telegraph company they will re main on the picket line None of the members of the op rators or office workers unions rossed the picket line according o R W Laccy Waterloo who is n charge of the local office dur ng the strike He commented also on the im mediate increase in attempted elephone calls when Mason City ns heard via the radio that the Irike had been settled Empha izing that not a single additional iperator has returned to work he jsked that the rule emergency use only be continued en from freight shipments year on each of 4 counts one the sentences to run concurrently Stavnesli is now serving a one year term and Olson and Moore terms of 6 months each Stavnesli Olson and Moore all were members of what federal authorities had called a rail theft ring involved in alleged looting of Rock Island railroad freight and refrigerator cars over a 2year pe riod As late as 1935 65 per cent of the nations farms had not had electricity installed today 53 per cent have been reached Irate Hubby Uses Truck to Make Wife Go Home Kenosha Wis Zieck 38 a truck driver sat in a jail cell Tuesday with plenty of time to ponder the weighty problem of family discipline The chain of events which led to his plight began over the week end It was like this He and his wife dropped into a neighborhood tavern for a few beers Finally Zieck said it was time to go home Mrs Zieck re fused After more argument and more beers the truck driver issued an ultimatum Either you come home or I drive in here with a truck after you Mrs Zieck ordered another beer Her husband left A few minutes later there was a crash as Zieck came charging through the front of the tavern at the wheel of a 10ton snow plow truck Nine patrons fled in ter ror but not Mrs Zieck She called for another beer against a back drop of crashing glass and falling bricks Her determined husband backed away and came in again That did it The building fell in and Mrs Zieck went home But the truck driver didnt He went to jail and Tuesday faced all kinds of charges besides losing his job He was charged with burglary for breaking into the garage to get the city truck with driving a truck without the owners consent and with malicious destruction of property Damages to the tavern amounted to and to the truck S300 Father of Missing Girl Has Hope She Is Alive Fort Atkinson Wis George C Weckler father of 8 yearold Georgia Jean Weckler who has been missing since Thurs day and is believed by Jefferso county authorities to have bee abducted Tuesday said I hav more hope than ever she is alive Weckler however did not elab orate Monday the Fort Askinso farmer in a radio talk from th sheriffs office at Jefferson Wis pleaded from the bottom of m heart for the return of his blonc blueeyed daughter He broke int tears at one time during his ap peal for the return of his daughter one of 4 children Meanwhile crews of men working under the sponsorship o the Fort Atkinson Junior Cham ber of Commerce searched a catch basins in the city for th missing girl who was reporte last seen Thursday near her fart home while returning from schoo Farmers also continued thei search of woods near the Weckle home 2 NewBorn Kittens Found in Hens Nest Medford Ore Fre Lander went out to the henhous to gather eggs Tuesday The hen was sitting on the nes clucking happily When Mrs Lan dor felt for the eggs however sh found 2 newborn kittens in th nest MARSHAL KESSELRING DEATH SENTENCE FOR KESSELRING Convicted for War Crimes Against Italy Venice British military court Tuesday sentenced Field Marshal Albert Kesselring forme supreme German commander in Italy to death by shooting afte convicting him of war crime against the Italian people Kesselrings counsel Dr Han Laternser had declined to ask fo clemency after the verdict wa announced saying He expressly asked me not t address the court any further After announcing the verdic the 5man court deliberated 4 minutes to reach the sentence When Kesselring heard the words translated by the interpreter h sat down abruptly in his chair Then he was led from the court room by British military police C L Stirling the judge advo cate announced that both the con viction and the sentence were sub ject to review by the appropriat military this case Lt Gen Sir John Harding com mander of British central Medi terranean forces Kesselring was convicted on counts one of them accusing him of responsibility for the Ardeatin caves massacre in which 3S Italians died in reprisal for In killing of 32 German police troop He was the 3rd German office to be sentenced to death for tha slaughter The others were Co Gen Eberhard von Mackensei formerly 2nd in command in Ital and Lt Gen Kurt Maeltzer com mander of Rome during the Ger man occupation They were sen tenced last November but neithe of the sentences has as yet bee confirmed by the high comman in Italy The 2nd count upon which Kcs selring was convicted charged hir with inciting his troops to ex cesses in fighting partisans Kesselring who was commandc of all German forces on the wes ern front for a time in 1940 be ore taking command in the soul went on trial Feb 17 accused having ordered the reprisal kil ings of more than 1000 Italians including school children and 2 year old babies ENDS WITH HIKE OF TO Ion Lines Equipment Pickets Block Return of Many Phone Workers Des Moines ervice rapidly was1 returning to ormal throughout Iowa Friday fter being on an emergency basis or a month because of the first atewide telephone strike Northwestern Bell officials said nion workers returned to their obs in all but 6 of the 154 Iowa ities affected by the strike which as involved approximately 4200 ilephone workers in the state In Des Moines Davenport Ma on City Burlington Iowa City nd Waterloo service restoration incomplete Of the 6 cities only Mason City nd Burlington are nondial ex hanges Service continued on an mergency basis there In the G cities picket lines were eing maintained by small groups omprising members of the A T nd T long lines union and the American communications equip ment workers who do installation vork for Western Electric The 2 unions arc separate from he Northwestern Union of Tele hone Workers NUTW which cached a 5state settlement in St aul They are negotiating on a tationat basis Northwestern Bell had been maintaining emergency long dis tance and local service during the itrikc through use of a skeleton orce of supervisory workers who are not union members The company said that when the settlement was reached there were only 800 to 1000 telephones out of order in the state One of the first tasks in resuming normal op erations they said would be to restore such phones Other tasks n approximate order of priority were to 1 Make the necessary installa ions and central exchange hook ups incident to subscribers who have had a change of address 2 Make new installations in the sequence in which orders were jlaced 4 Resume work on the backlog of central office equipment instal ations as soon as possible Meanwhile with the return of jffice staffs the job of catching up on billings to telephone patrons was begun Bell officials said that in non dial towns the patrons would be credited for service missed Simi ar credits would be given those whose telephones were out of or der The NUTW in Iowa in conform ance with the National Federation of Telephone Workers had origi nally asked for a acrossthe aoard pay boost and other con ract changes This was later scaled down to The Iowa union had rejected a company of fer of a a week increase Bell officials said some NUTW members had returned to their jobs in the 6 cities despite the picket lines Long distance serv ice remained on an emergency basis in the 6 points affected however pending return of an adequate working force for re sumption of normal service The settlement affecting the great bulk of Iowa telephone workers in the Northwestern Bell system was announced Monday night at St Paul Minn where a 5statc contract providing for wage increases ranging from S350 to S4 weekly was signed Minnesotas Gov Luther W Youngdahl said the new contract effective immediately and run ning to March 31 1948 provided a increase for 14150 of the employes and weekly for the 3350 who work in the 15 largest exchanges in Minnesota Nebras ka Iowa and the 2 Dakotas Telephone company officials said the wage boosts in Iowa would go largely to workers in certain crafts with relatively long periods of service in the plant forces at Des Moines Davenport Sioux City Cedar Rapids Council Bluffs Dubuque Iowa City Bur lington Clinton Fort Madison and Ottumwa The S4 rate of increase for traf fic department workers would go to those with longest period of service in the same cities except for Council Bluffs Dubuque and Iowa City In general many workers in those same cities as in other cities would get only a S350 boost In addition the company said there might be cases in cities other than those named where workers would be eligible for the S4 increase al though most workers would quali fy only for the boost r in   

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