Wednesday, May 7, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CMitTitMr cr HliTfttV AN i THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HEIGHIORS HOME EDITION unnr i i VOL un AssocUted PTCM and United Press Full Leased Wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY WEDNESDAY MAY 7 1M7 This Paper Consists of Two One END PHONE STRIKES ON LOCAL BASIS FAR LAUNCHES DRIVE FOR VOTE ON LABOR BILL Margin of Victory to Determine Need of Talk With President i By JACK BELL Washington IP Republican leaders left open Wednesday the question of talking over labor leg islation with President Truman The signs are that any GOP willingness to compromise will de pend on the martin by which the senate passes its pending bill With democratic opponents gen erally conceding defeat Senator Taft led a drive lor a final vote Friday on the measure which would outlaw the closed shop authorize government in junctions to halt national emer gency strikes and curb union prac tices in a manner critics have called drastic A lengthy speech by Senator Morse who opposed some features of the bill seemed likely to put off a showdown until late Wednesday or Thursday on an amendment backed by Taft which lay down restrictions on in dustrywide bargaining by nation al unions While Taft said the opposition to this amendment may make the vote close he predicted its adop tion Senator Murray who has fought it agreed that a re publicandemocratic coalition has the votes to write thisprovision and some other Taftsupported amendments into the bill Taft forecast passage at the measure by a substantial mar gin While he didnt say so it seemed apparent that the width of the margin will determine the fu ture course of the bills backers If they roll up a vote indicating they have a good chance to get the necessary twothirds to pass the measure over a veto there prob ably will be no attempt on their part to see the president and dis cuss the measures terms with him But if the approval vote falls short of the twothirds then sup porters may be willing to try to find conference com mittees are working out differ ences between house and senate Mr Truman is prepared to accept While he hasnt been ap preached on the possibility of a conference under such circum stances Mr Truman told report ers recently he is always glad ti talk with legislators when thej have something important to dis cuss with him Armenian Faith Healer Arrives in California to Cure Man 37 Palm Springs Cal millionaire vintners 7bedroom home with a huge swimming pool became the scene Wednesday for at tempts by Avak Hagopian bearded young Armenian faith healer to cure the wine producers invalid son The estate of the father Kirkor Arakelian an immigrant Armen ian who came to California and turned grapes into a fortune his fam ily estimates at is known as Dream of the Desert There his son Vaughn Arakelian 37 ill with epilepsy and related ailments since he was struck a bus as a boy of 9 lies unaware of the forthcoming ministrations of Avak 20 year old uneducated mechanic who reputedly has ef fected miraculous cures by prayer alone Avak arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday on his 10000mile plane trip from Cairo financed by the elder Arakelian who said he has spent in unsuccessful ef forts to heal his son The family first read Avak a year ago and sent a London agent to Iran to investigate then sent for Avak after being satis fied about the validity of his cures I have seen other cases similar to his many cases undoubtedly worse and I am sure I can cure him said Avak when he arrived at the Los Angeles airport FAITH HEALER ARRIVES TO CURE MANlvak Hagopian 20 year old Armenian faith healer clasps hands with Kirkor Arakelian millionaire wine pro ducer after the youth arrived by plane in Los Angeles Cal from his native country Infantile Diarrhea Claims 2 More Victims Philadelphia outbreak of infantile diarrhea in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Wednesday had claimed its 27th and 28th victims Fivemonthold Bruce Ober doster and Mary Ann Pleva 10 days old died at AUentown hos pital Tuesday Five other infants are ill of the disease in AUentown All told 18 infants have died at Allentown 4 at Philadelphia and 6 at Somerville N J since March 1 President of Mexico Arrives in Kansas City Kansas City Mig uel Aleman of Mexico arrived Wednesday by plane for a mid western welcome which included the conferring of an honorary doctor of laws degree by the Uni versity of Kansas City On hand to meet him as he ar rived in the personal plane of President Truman were Mayor WUliam E Kemp of Kansas City GbvPhil M Donnelly of Missouri and GovFrank Carlson of Kansas Snow in Chicago Chicago fell in Chi cago Wednesday But the weather bureau said it was no record It snowed here in 1910 on June 2 the records showed Snow flurries also fell Wednes day along the shore of Lake Mich igan north of Chicago and in the Lake Superior region but no where was more than a trace seen Named Theater Head Omaha F Wolcott Eldora Iowa was reelected chairman of the board of the Al lied Independent Theater Owners of Iowa and Nebraska Tuesday Others reelected included Tim Evans Clinton Iowa executive secretary and treasurer and George March Vermillion S Dak vice president UN Assembly Offers Arabs Voice in Palestine Hearing Decides to Give Higher Committee Equal Status FOES OF GREEK TURKEY AIDBILL SEEK UN ACTION Sharp Attack Imperils Measure in Lower Chamber Washington sharpes attack on administration foreig policy since Pearl Harbor im periled the Greek Turkish aid bill Wednesday Opposition forces in the nous were throwing their full weigh behind a move to shunt the whol issue to the United Nations Am the outcome was in doubt A similar effort in the senat failed But passage there had been a foregone conclusion for days be fore the 67 to 23 vote on April 22 In the house republican rank were split wide open as thi chamber was called together fo the 2nd day of general debate on a program termed by friends and foe alike as one of seldom paralleled importance in the re lations between this nation and the world With a final showdown unlike ly before Thursday at the earliest Chairman Eaton RN J of the house foreign affairs committee and Rep Bloom DN rank ing minority member planned to concentrate their fire on the coali tion move to dump the Greek Turkish dispute into the U Ns lap The aid program was denouncec by Rep Bender ROhio Wed nesday as designed to draw Amer ca into a new war and defended y Rep Lyndon Johnson DTex as 3 calculated risk to insure peace Johnson asserted that the peo ple of the United States have never feared the consequences when they stood for a principle And he added that there were calculated risks too in the dec aratlon of independence and th Monroe doctrine Bender contended that a sin ster conspiracy exists in America oday to draw us into another Aar He said he would name hose behind the conspiracy later Rep Richards DS Car told he house that Russia jointed the United Nations to defeat its pur iose The sooner we realize that Rus ia did not join the UN in good aith the better he said Rep Frances Bolton sserted that Russia is bent upon onverting all the nations of the vorld to the communist way of ife With Jewish Agency Lake Success N T United Nations assembly wa called into extraordinary plenary session Wednesday o formally of fer the Arab higher committee o Palestine a hearing before the 55 nation political committee with the same status as the Jewish agency The decision was made on a demand from India that the Arab group be accorded the same treat ment as the Jewish agency which was invited to appear before the political committee by the assem bly proper The Arab higher committee ear lier indicated it would stand on its decision to boycott the debate until it was handed the formal invita tion by the assembly itself The political committee vote calling the plenary session was 28 to 5 Assembly President Oswaldo Aranha of Brazil called a steering committee meeting to formally approve the unusual assembly ses ion The Arab position became known off the floor as the general assemblys 55nation political com mittee began consideration of an American proposal that the U N establish a small neutral inquiry commission without Big Five rep resentation Soviet circles disclosed that Russia would fight for the inclu sion of the Big Five on any such body Warren R Austin United States told the political commit ee that the special interests in volved among the great powers were a strong reason for not put ing them on the commission We could hardly recognize that body containing the Big Five would be free of bias he de clared Daily Dip at 8S Grand Isle Vt when the weather is chilly Mrs Esther Macomber 86 takes her laily dip in Lake Champlain as irescribed by a physician 40 years go as a treatment for a heart ilment Woman Overlooks Diamond Pin in Shoe Given to Charity Group Portland Ore excited woman told police Wednesday she had given away a diamonc pin tucked in the toe of an old shoe she sent to a charity organization She always kept the valuable pin in the old shoe for safe keep ing she said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear skies Wednes day night with light frost like ly Thursday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Low Wed nesday night about 30 Iowa Fair Wednesday night and not quite so cold in extreme west Scattered frost in east and northcentral portions Thurs day partly cloudy and not so cold with showers beginning in extreme west in afternoon or night Low Wednesday night 28 in extreme northeast to 38 to 40 in extreme west High Thursday in the low 60s Minnesota Increasing cloudiness in north portion Wednesday night and in south portion Thursday Light snow along northern border Wednesday night and rain or snow north portion Thursday Showers in southwest portion Thursday night Not quite so cold west and central portions Wednesday night Slowly rising tempera ture Thursday except little change near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY IlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 49 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Wednesday 42 Precipitation 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 41 Inland Steel Company Signs With CIO Union Chicago Steel company and the CIO United Steelworkers Wednesday an nounced settlement of the steel industrys only major strike The walkout which began May 1 idled more than 14000 workers at the companys 3 Chicago area plants The company is the na tions 7th largest steel producer Union officials said the agree ment would be submitted to the workers Thursday night for rati fication Meanwhile the company notified workers to return to their jobs Terms of the Inland Steel settle ment include a wage increase of 151 cents an hour and an in equity settlement in excess of It grants severance pay on a sliding scale and adds a 3rd week of vacation for workers with 25 years of service Boiler Mishap Limits Use of Power in Atlantic Atlantic residents were being limited in their use of power Wednesday after a tube in a boiler blew out leaving only one boiler to operate the already crippled municipal utilities plant A plan to provide alternate service on an hourly basis in various sections was set up by Ray Dwyer plant superintendent All electric users were urged to lold their requirements to a mini mum during the emergency AP IVircpholo THANKS Ciccarelli right extends his bandaged hand in a gesture of thanks to Peter Trezza at Fordham hospital in New York Trezza came to the aid of Ciccarelli and his brother Americo Tuesday when the cabin of a crane they were clean ing caught fire All three are in critical condition from burns JURY CONVICTS ROBERT HIATT Judge Sets Friday for Sentencing of lowan Jefferson district cour jury early Wednesday found Rob ert Hiatt 29 of Pocahontas guilt of assault with intent to inflic rest bodily injury He had been tried on a charge of assault with intent to murder n connection with the shooting last March 23 of Delmar Van Horn 22 Jefferson farmer The jury of 7 men and 5 wom en returned the verdict at a m after a little more than 12 lours deliberation District Judge R L McCord se1 10 a m Friday as the time for sentencing Hiatt The sentence provided by law for assault with ntent to inflict great bodily in jury is imprisonment in the penj entiary or in the county jail for not more than one year or a fine of not more than Throughout the trial the de ense had contended that at the time of the shooting Hiatt was mentally unstable because he had been taking sleeping tablets States witnesses described Hiatt as a disappointed suitor of Van Corns wife the former Dorothy Inook of Newton Iowa The shooting incident occurred it the Van Horn farm home short y after the Van Horns had re urned from their honeymoon Southern Pit Operators fake Flat Stand Against ndustryWide Contract Washington Southern Coal Producers association Wed lesday took a flat stand against he demand of John L Lewis Jnited Mine Workers for an in ustrywide wage contract thus aising the possibility of a new trike in the bituminous fields The association made known its osition at the conclusion of a onference between producers and JMW chiefs Tuesday The 2 sides veee called together by the coal mines administration in an at ernpt to get a contract that would vert a walkout when the govern ments gives up control of the bi uminous pits The deadline for restoration of e mines to private operation is nly 54 days away The UMW raditionally follows a policy of no contract no work ruman Planning to Mother Sunday Washington IP President ruman is planning to fly to randview Mo to visit his 94 ear old mother Mrs Martha ruman on Mothers day The tentative schedule calls for he president to leave at dawn unday and return later in the ay The chief executives mother is ecovering from a hip fracture uffered in a fall several months U S Navy Sets Up Research for AtomPowered Warships Also Plans Protection for Crews and Ships Against Atom Blasts Washington The navj formally announced Wednesday i is setting up a special section to try to develop atomicpowerec warships Part of a developing program which is expected to alter the whole concept of naval warfare the section will be a part of the bureau of ships along with 2 othei new ones 1 Radiological to devise means of protecting crews from atomic explosions and their ships from radiological contamination 2 Atomic warfare to investi gate protection of ships from atomic weapons and continue studies of the Bikini tests held lasi year The announcement followed a statement Tuesday by W John Kenney assistant secretary of the navy that future ships of the flcel may go Into action so buttoned up against atomic radiation thai not a man will be in sight At the same lime there were signs that the navy of the future will take the shape of a force for blasting enemy cities and land bases rather than opposing fleets Navy men say the battleship may vanish in favor of a guided missile ship strongly armored for taking heavy punishment which can move up to foreign coasts and pound inland cities and industrial centers with huge rockets The department already is converting 2 large craft for firing guided mis siles Cruisers may bow out In favor of fast raiders which can bombard coastal installations with rockets The carrier may give way to speedy interceptor ships bearing lilotless aircraft which can knock down enemy guided missiles aimed at the United States An attackkiller class with errific fire power and loaded with antisubmarine devices is ex pected to supersede todays de Iroyers Submarines are expected to take on new functions in scouting atomweapon launching and the carrying of cargo The navy an nounced last week plans to use undersea craft for cargo Troops and reconnaissance missions in Arctic waters Kenney said Tuesday the navy will send a small force to the Arctic for weather observations his summer Capt Robert Quack enbush Jr who was chief of staff on the recent Byrd Antarctic expedition will be in command Dlan Bigger Wardrobes or Men in New Army Washington bigger wardrobes for the men in the army By order Gen Jacob L Dev ers ground forces commander G s will now be issued 2 battle ackets instead of one 3 pairs of vool trousers instead of 2 six in tead of 4 summer cotton shirts and trousers and a pair of low tan hoes and a visored service cap Tastes and Swallows 1st Food in 16 Years Chicago Jack Park of Drem Utah is 21 years old but this week he tasted and swallowed he first food that he can remem ber When he was an infant Park swallowed lye while his mother vas doing the family laundry For a few years he was able to swal ow small amounts of liquid but vhen he was 5 scar tissue com letely blocked off the esophagus he food passage connecting the mouth and the stomach During the last 16 years Park took nourishment at 3 hour inter vals through an opening made into the abdominal wall and leading to the stomach However he said he was able to live a normal life and has always been in good health On March 21 he was admitted to the University of Illinois re search and educational hospital An operation made possible the passage of a braided surgical silk down his throat This opening was gradually en larged and this week Park swal lowed and tasted his first food in 16 years His diet is limited presently to liquids but hospital authorities predict that he will be able to eat almost all foods within a few months Park was released from the hospital Wednesday but will continue to have frequent treat ments at Salt Lake City 80 OF PHONE WORKERS BACK 6 Iowa Cities Still Not Free of Tieup DCS Moincs per cent of the Iowa telephone workers scheduled to be back on the job reported for work Wednesday Northwestern Bell officials said Following the end Tuesday of a 5week strike 6 cities still were not free of troubles however They were Mason City Burling ton Sioux City Waterloo Daven port and Iowa City Local calls were back to normaj in all of the 6 except Mason City and Burlington Those 2 cities have manuallyoperated equipment the other 4 have dial systems Long distance service still was on an emergency basis in all 6 cities however C L Sampson vice president and general manager for Iowa of the Northwestern Bell system said some small additions were made in the personnel returning Wed nesday but the situation through out the state was about the same as Tuesday NORTH IOWAN DIES IN CRASH Britt Man Fatally Hurt in Automobile Accident Fort Dodp Peterson 52 Britt died at Mercy hospital Tuesday shortly after his auto nobile struck a house which was aeing moved along highway 20 west of here Hiss 68 year old wife was taken to the hospital suffering from se vere shock Sheriff Joe L McMahon of Webster county said a highway commission employe signalled a warning as the car approached the house but that Peterson ap parently failed to see it School Superintendent billed Wife Injured n CarTrain Collision Atalissa A Guiles about 60 superintendent of the Atalissa public schools was killed and his wife was injured when heir car and a Rock Island freight train collided here Wednesday Mrs Guiles principal of the ligh school was taken to an Iowa y University hospital where ler condition was described by attendants as satisfactory Ha McKillip IV who was op erating a tractor near the crossing and who witnessed the accident said Guiles apparently drove his car upon the tracks just ahead of he train The train struck the left rear part of the car hurling it 45 feet down the track SAME BUefc flat metnk trtrfte Qftatb la vast 14 oerlivO UNIONS GIVE UP INDUSTRYWIDE NEGOTIATIONS Conciliators Report Long Lines Dispute Close to Settlement Washington settle ments involving 22000 telephone workers in Illinois Wisconsin and the District Columbia were reached quickly Wednesday alter union leaders abandoned efforts at nationwide bargaining And in the capital federal con ciliators reported that negotiations to end the walkout of Ion distance telephone workers in 42 states had reached the eyelash splitting stage Conciliation C o m m i s s i oners Peter J Manno and William N Margolis who gave that descrip tion had reported Tuesday night that the parties were only an eyelash apart The 2 talked to reporters after a midday confer ence recessed until late afternoon The executive committee of the Illinois Telephone Traffic union last of 3 Illinois unions to reach an agreement with the Illinois Bell Telephone company voted 8 to 1 Wednesday to accept a settle ment reached by bargaining units early Wednesday The Federation of Telephone Workers of the District of Colum bia with 4000 members accepted a contract providing weekly wage increases of S2 to 4 It announced its members will respect picket lines of a traffic union which still is striking The bargaining committee for the Telephone Guild of Wisconsin came to terms with the Wiscon sin Telephone company but de tails of the agreement were not disclosed pending its submission to the membership Wednesday night for ratification The committee negotiated for 7000 workers Three communica tions unions in Wisconsin continue on strike but the company said the guild had agreed to pass picket lines The National Federation of Tel ephone Workers which called the crosscountry tieup April 7 dropped efforts Tuesday night to reach a national settlement Officials of the Bell system and its parent concern the A T and T had consistently refused to yield to union insistence on na ionwidc bargaining contending negotiations should be on a local basis because of local factors in volved The 49member policy commit ee of the National Federation of Telephone Workers which had jeen in almost daily session since March 24 was adjourned indefi nitely and its members returned lome to help bargain out settle ments in their own areas The most important bargaining conference beingheld here under government auspices was called nto continuous session at 11 a m with conciliators saying agree ment was possible any hour This involves the American Telephone and Telegraph com panys long lines department and he American Union of Telephone Workers one of the NFTWs 49 affiliates NFTW President Joseph A Beirne said the policy committees decision to strike separately for new wage agreements with the more than 20 Bell companies was not a step backward but would intensify negotiations He said the union decided in the irst week of the strike to bargain ocally if that would help end the valkout Beirnes announcement of the committees adjournment carne dramatically at the end of a 10 hour meeting Grinvfaced men and women vho had begun laying the ground work for this strike last Novem er filed out of the meeting room dejectedly Beirne grinned brave y as he made Lhu announcement epresenting a major turn in his foung unions scrap with the vorlds largest A T and T Beirne rushed to a radio station where he made a 2J minute net work broadcast saying The differences on the wage questions between the companies nd the unions are narrowing and he possibility of a fair and reas jnable settlement are much irighter George S Bring assistant vice president of the A T and T ommented the return of the un on leaders to their homes will timulate bargaining and simplify t and probably hasten settle ment In the long lines negotiations to vhich both the government and he union had looked early in the trike for a nationwide pattern he parties were only 78 cents a veck apart when they recessed Tuesday midnight