Mason City Globe Gazette, May 8, 1947

Mason City Globe Gazette

May 08, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AMI AICMIU6 THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR voi un frtu and United Full Wires Kve CopyJ MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 8 1947 This Paper Consists ol Two One No SETTLE LONG LINES PHONE DISPUTE USSR DEMANDS FLOUR SUPPLY i FROM ROMANIA U S Has Been Sending Food to Country to Aid Fight Against Famine Washington state de partment reported Thursday that Russia is demanding 400 freight carloads of white flour from Ro mania where the United States has been sending emergency food shipments to help cope with fam ine conditions The department said in an an nouncement that it was advised the Romanians are about to meet the demand and deliver the flour which Is for use of soviet military oecupation forces in Romania The reported transfer therefore does not directly violate Roman ian commitments to the United States not to export indigenous food supplies while receiving emergency aid from this country A department official said press reports that some food is being actually sent out of the country are being investigated If found true he said the United States will have no recourse but to cease giving emergency aid The American Red Cross re cently supplied Romania with concentrated foods costing 000 This is being distributed in faminestricken areas of Modavia province In addition the United States has allocated approximately 88 000 tons of cereals for purchase by Romania to help meet the cur rent emergency The state department said it had been advised that Russia in de manding the flour cook the posi tion that getting food from Ro mania for soviet occupation forces was in accordance with the Ro manian armistice terms and did not conflict with Romanian com mitments to the United States Department officials commented to reporters privately that the soviet demand was in sharp con trast with American efforts to ease the famine situation ACQUIT MAN OF FREIGHT THEFT Federal Jury Frees Irving Jones Manly Fort Dodge I Irving Elmer Jones Manly charged with theft from an interstate freight ship ment at Manly last July 30 was acquitted by a federal district court jury Wednesday Jones was one of a group of Manly men indicted by the gov ernment last fall on charges of thefts from interstate freight ship ments at Manly and possession of stolen goods Some of the others have pleaded guilty and are now serving sent ences Others are still awaiting trial Supreme Court Rejects Attempts to Save Negro From Chair 2nd Time Washington supreme court Thursday rejected 2 last minute attempts to save Willie Francis from going to the Louisi ana electric chair for the second time The decision was 6 to 2 with Justices Rutledge and Murphy in the minority Justice Douglas who has been ill took no part in consideration of the case The high tribunal said how ever its action was without preju dice Thus attorneys for Francis could carry their grave new al legations to Louisiana courts These allegations were made in a petition filed with the supreme court earliler in the day The peti tion said new information had been received that the executioner and other persons at the states first attempt to execute Francis were so drunk that ft was im possible for them to have known what they were doing Francis an 18 year old Negro was put into the states portable electric chair last May but the de vice failed to work Stale officials said later that this was because of a mechanical failure I No Peeping Allowed Tacoma police will scratch their heads in wonderment for a long time to come A police dispatcher broad cast the command All to South Jay horse is peeping in the window Officers armed with lariats departed for an investigation of a newtype Peeping Tom but when they arrived the horse was gone AP Wirepnoto ANXIOUS Palmer Muscatine sits in his truck cab while 13800 volts of electricity flow through it The truck became charged with the current when the boom at the rear came in contact with a high tension line near Muscatine Wednesday Palmer was un injured because the rubber tires on the truck provided the necessary insulation Ward Wolford 30 Muscatine who was helping unload the truck was seriously injured when he touched the truck while standing on the ground Lawmaker Asks Ban on Atom Bombs to Greece and Turkey Demands Restriction in Aid Measure for Mediterranean Nations Washington ban against giving atom bombs to Greece or Turkey was demanded by Rep Helen Gahagan Douglas Thursday in the house debate on aid for the 2 Mediterranean countries She told the house that the ad ministrations meas ure to help them resist commun ism should not be passed with the idea that this is an atom bomb measure and offered the pro posed restriction as an amend ment Rep Fulton termed the proposal an idle gesture but one which might be construed abroad as tying the hands of the president He asked the house to reject it After Z full days spent in gen eral discussion of the 000 GreekTurkish aid bill the house turned to specific proposals for restricting the program and changing its terms Chief among the amendments likely to be put to a showdown test before night fall is one to shift the burden to the United Nations To a hushed house near the close of Wednesdays debate Dem ocratic Leader Rayburn of Texas cried put against a return to iso lationism In impassioned tones he de clared God help us God help this world if we do not accept our responsibility to help coun tries that do not want to be smothered by communism Rayburn pictured for his col leagues the possibility that Russia it had attained control over Greece and move on to other lands around the Mediterranean and in Europe and Asia If will help us stop that thing I for one am will ing to appropriate it he said adding If Greece and Turkey need help they need it now not 60 days from now not 90 days or a year from now It might be too late It might be loo late Rayburn repeated slowly for em phasis TRUMAN SEES LASTING PEACE Wont Withdraw Taylor Until Treaties Are Made Washington IP President Truman told a birthday news con ference Thursday that he is cer tain that the world eventually will achieve a lasting peace Summing up the 2 years since he announced victory over Ger many May 8 1945 Mr Truman said the country has surmounted many obstacles and that he is con fident of its ability to survive others His political philosophy the president said is unchanged and he is still an optimist As sure as he was standing there before the correspondents he said he was sure that we will get a lasting peace and a vital United Nations The president who is 63 Thurs day made it clear that until peace is consummated he has no inten tion of withdrawing Myron C Taylor as his personal envoy to the Vatican Mr Truman was told that the president of the Southern Baptist convention had complained that Taylor has not been withdrawn and that the minister said he had been promised that Taylor would be withdrawn when the peace treaties were ready The president said he thought he had told the delegation of Protestant clergymen who called on him last year that he would withdraw Taylor when peace had been consummated Peace he said has by no means been consummated Ban Merchant of Venice Haverhill Mass UR speares Merchant of Venice was banned from the list of re quired reading at Haverhiil high school Thursday at the request of Rabbi Abraham I Jacobson who contended the play presents Jew ish character in a manner that causes Jewish student much dis comfort and selfconsciousness SENATE VOTES BAN ON UNION DUES CHECKOFF Also Bars Controlled Health and Welfare Funds in Labor Bill Washington IP The senate voted Thursday a ban on union controlled health and welfare funds and the involuntary check off on union dues The vole was 48 to 40 Adoption of the ban as an amendment to pending general labor legislation was a victory for Senator Taft ROhio after a sharp reversal Wednesday when the senate killed 44 to 43 a Taft backed proposal to forbid indus trywide bargaining The bans on union control of welfare funds and on the involun tary checkoff are embraced in one amendment Thursdays amendment also outlaws extortion and attempts by unions to shake down employ ers It prohibits all health and wel fare funds which are administered solely by unions The Hartley bill Iowas Vote Washington Sen ator Hickenlooper voted with the prevailing side its Senator Wilson with the losers when the senate decided to prohibit union control of health and wel fare funds and the involuntary checkoff of union dues Both senators voted for the amend ment to curb industrywide bar gaining already passed by the house has a similar provision The senate amendment spon sored by Senators Ball Byrd Smith RN and George permits wel fare funds in cases where em ployers and employes are equally represented in the handling of them together with such neutral persons as both sides may agree upon The maximum penalty for vio lation of the ban on unioncon trolled funds is a fine and a year in jail This also would apply where union dues are deducted from by an employer without the written consent of his workers This is known as the involuntary checkoff In a brisk argument before the vote Taft contended that unless congress bans unioncontrolled health and welfare funds they may become a racket but Sen ator Ives RN Y called the pro posal extremely illconceived Senator Morse ROre said the amendment would make illegal a vacation fund operated by the Garment Workers union to which he said employers now contribute without the right to influence its administration He said the standards of state laws governing the administration of such trust funds are unusually high One major existing welfare fund is that John L Lewis has secured for his United Mine Workers by a royalty on coal production While this fund is administered jointly by the government and Mine Workers Taft indicated that he believes it possibly does not comply with provisions of the amendment covering specification of the purposes for which such funds can be spent Tests on other amendments are ahead before the senate comes to a final vote on the measure The other pending amendment toned down by its sponsors would permit employers to sue unions for damages resulting from jurisdic tional strikes and secondary boy cotts Taft has abandoned his fight to let private employers seek in junctions against these practices Taft said he is hopeful that the senate can reach a final vote on the bill late Thursday but he added he would not object to post poning a decision until Friday Several other amendments besides those Taft advocates are pending Due to improved fire protection the U S Forest Service recently found that for the first time overall growth in cubic feet ap proximately equals the loss of timber due to fire and other causes AP Wirtphoto WOUNDED Tom Anglin veteran Oklahoma lawmaker rests in bed in the university hos pital Oklahoma City with a bullet wound in his left hip after he was shot by Rep Jimie Scott of Holdenvilie Okla Oklahoma Lawmaker in Jail After Wounding Legislator Prisoner Says Shooting Stemmed From Divorce Case Handled by Anglin Oklahoma City tall vet eran of the southwest Pacific war ended his freshman term as an Oklahoma lawmaker in the coun ty jail Thursday accused of trying to kill a fellow legislator in a wild shooting affray on the floor of the state senate State Rep Jimie Scott 35 was booked on a technical charge of assault with intent to km after he pumped a bullet into 64yearold State Senator Tom Anglin In the senate chamber Wednesday fired a second shot that went wild and then fled only to be captured and disarmed in the senate washroom Both men are from Holdenvilie W N Mounger and W A Car lile assistant Oklahoma county attorneys said a charge of assault with intent to kill would be filed against Scott Thursday The charge carries a maximum pen alty upon conviction of 10 years in the state penitentiary Scotts attorneys W R Wal lace Jr and David Shapard filed application for a writ of habeas corpus District Judge Clarence Mills set 5000 appearance bond for Scott for a habeas corpus hearing set at 3 p m The bond was set despite a request by Mounger that Scott be held on an insanity charge until he can be think he is dangerous The prisoner told police the shooting stemmed from a recent divorce obtained from his former wife in Holdenvilie and her subse quent move to enforce a property settlement Anglins law firm rep resented the woman Scott insisted he fired only after Anglin threatened to kill him and started to draw a gun Anglin prominent in state poli tics for more than 30 years and acting governor of Oklahoma on several occasions suffered a deep flesh wound in his left hip but physicians at University hospital said his condition was not serious At Holdenvilie Scotts former wife who has taken back her maiden name of Irene Tucker likewise declared she was unaware of any antagonism between the 2 men She said she intended to come to Oklahoma City to stick by Scott because she still loved him and had never desired the di vorce Sends Gift With 4 Cents Postage Due Salina Kans letter with 4 cents postage due arrived at Kansas Wesleyan university School officials busy conduct ing a drive for to help build a memorial library in honor of war dead opened it to find in gift of an anon ymous donor Rancher Wants Water Not Oil Tulare CaL oil everywhere and not a drop of water to drink Thats what Charles Sturtevant raiser of cotton turkeys and cattle was muttering Thursday Sturtevant drilled a well for water on his ranch and struck accident that usually brings forth glad cries But not from Sturtevant Well shut it off and try an other spot he said unhappily All I want is a water well MAN KILLED BY ELECTROCUTION Came in Contact With 110 Volts at Thompson Buffalo were in complete Thursday morning for Anton Olson 54 who was instantly killed by electrocution at 6 p m Wednesday while repairing a motor at trie creamery at Thomp son Olson and his son Richard who operate an electric shop here were installing a churn at the cream ery and were testing out the elec tric wiring For some reason the motor didnt work and the men discon nected the switch and did some work on the wiring Mr Olson had 2 wires in his hands when the switch was again turned on and he was standing on the wet floor when the 110 volt current killed him instantly Two physicians were called but the man was beyond all hope of resuscitation The body was taken to the Schutter Son funeral home and prepared for burial are the widow and 2 sons Andrew of Las Vegas Nev and Richard He also leaves 3 sis ters Clara B Olson superintend ent of schools in Winnebago coun ty Mrs L P Miller of Buffalo Center and Stella M Olson of Belmond and 2 brothers Oscar Olson of Wallingford and Arthur Olson of Tuskaloosa Ala Mr Oison was a charter mem ber of Winnebago post No 2 of the American Legion and a past county commander a member of the Masonic lodge and the Con gregational church a member of the fire department for 30 years and manager of the local tele phone company for 25 years Both Mr Olsons sons were vet erans of World war II Government Is Caught in Price Squeeze By OVID A MARTIN Washington adminis ration is caught in the middle of a new price squeeze At a time when it is trying to get prices down generally the government must decide quickly on a purchase and export pro gram for the new wheat crop which will start moving to mar ket late this month or early next Officials are frankly concerned lest a government return to the wheat market might cause prices the bread grain to start upward again Wheat climbed to a post war peak of about a bushel in March largely under the influ ence of government buying for hungry areas abroad Prices started easing off about a month ago alter the government virtually withdrew from the mar ket until the 1947 crop became available Some officials are advocating that the government offer a flat price for wheat which would be below current prices Some sug gest that this price be no more than parity which by latest cal culation is a bushel national farm average This compares with a average received by farm ers in midApril Others would offer not more than 90 per cent of parity which is the level at which the govern ment is required to support wheat prices Parity prices are theoretical standards for determining prices which are equally fair to con sumers and producers Other officials particularly those concerned with political problems connected with hunger abroad are fearfol that a price offer of this kind would get very little wheat for export They contend that producers as well as grain dealers would hold for higher prices knowing that many foreign countries must have American grain if they are to pre vent starvation among their people The government is in none loo good a bargaining position be cause grain must be shipped abroad this summer if adequate supplies are to reach needy areas before winter slows transporta tion The situation is complicated further by the fact that govern ment controls over exports expire June 30 unless extended by con gress President Truman has asked for such an extension but there has been no action on his request As long as the government has control over exports it can limit foreign demand Under its control system the government allocates supplies to individual countries Elimination of the controls would reestablish a free market in which individual countries could come in and buy as much as they wanted regardless of the effect on prices Under its present system the agriculture department acts as buying agent for the military feeding programs abroad for for eign relief agencies and for some cashpaying countries Iowa Has Frost for 2nd Morning By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa had frost Thursday morn ing for the 2nd consecutive morn ing and more was forecast for Friday morning However most of it has been light and scattered the same as expected Friday along with rising temperatures Compared with several cities which reported heavy to light frost Wednesday only 2 cities had it Thursday They were Mason City and Spencer where the min imum temperature readings were 30 and 31 respectively Next in order among the low readings was Waterloo with 33 one degree above freezing The maximum temperature of Wednesday was 61 degrees re corded at Des Moines and Sioux City Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday night with heavy frost Friday con tinued failand cool with low est temperatures about 26 Iowa Fair Thursday night a little cooler most sections with heavy frost northeast and north central portions Scattered light frost elsewhere Friday fair and con tinued cool except some cloudi ness in extreme west Low Thursday night 26 to 30 north and 30 to 34 south High Friday near 60 Minnesota Qear and cool Thurs day night with hard freeze in north and freezing temperatures south portions Friday fair with slowly rising temperatures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Thursday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 35 Girls Fick Marshall Wcllesley Mass of State George C Marshal bore a new and unusual honor Thurs day The former army chief of staff was elected an honorary member of the class of 48 by the girls at Wellcsley college When the United States was cut off from its rubber sources in 1942 it had on hand more than 100million good tires on cars and trucks NEED APPROVAL FROM BOARD TO STOP WALKOUT Company Union Heads Agree to Wage Increase Averaging Weekly Washington and union officials agreed Thursday Ho settle the strike ol long distance operators for a pay hike averaging a week and the government predicted a quick end to the whole coasttocoast telephone tieup John J Moran president of the American Union of Telephone Workers said the long distance walkout would end as soon as his 9mcmbcr board okayed the set dement possibly late Thursday in New York He said his 20000 members still might refuse to cross the picket lines of other unions in the Na Lional Federation of Telephone Workers who have been off the job since April 7 But John W Gibson assistant secretary of labor and Edgar L Warren director of the U S con ciliation service declared With the settlement of this most important case the other strikes between the Bell associated com panies and their unions should be quickly settled A T T is the parent cor poration of the Bell system An official of the NFTW esti mated that 200000 of the 287000 members of federation unions who walked out 31 days ago are still on strike At the peak of the tieup some 340000 workers were idle including nonmembers of NFTW affiliates Like other unions in the Na tional Federation of Telephone Workers the long distance oper ators struck April 7 for a weekly increase They dropped this demand to a week after steel autoand other bigindustry unions settled for that amount without strikes Under the agreement hammered out in a 7J hour session with gov ernment conciliators which ended at oclock CST Thursday morning the increase in base pay for the long distance operators will range from to S4 a week everywhere except Buffalo and Boston In these cities some work ers will receive pay hikes of S5 weekly if the agreement is rati fied While terms of the settlement are not subject to approval of the NFTWs 49member policy com mittee which was adjourned in definitely Tuesday night Moran told a news conference that the pact would be submitted to his fellow officers on the federation executive board for their informal approval The government had concen trated on getting a long lines set tlement because of its strategic position in the Bell system NFTW affiliates still have 28 other dis putes with Bell companies but conciliators knew they had to set tle the long distance strike before peace was possible in the score of other branches President Joseph A Beirne of the NFTW who led the nations first countrywide telephone strike said that if the long lines settle ment were approved it would have an important influence on the wage levels established by the operating companies in the re spective areas George S Bring assistant vice president of the long lines depart ment and chief negotiator for the company expressed pleasure at having reached a mutually satis factory agreement so that the strike can be terminated and we can get back to the business of giving normal long distance tele phone service Negotiators for the Western Electric company and 2 of its un ions were called back into ses sion Thursday Like the long lines division of A T T Western Electric operates across the na tion and employe pickets could prolong the strike if other unions refused to cross their lines The long lines union and the A T T had reached a basis for settlement once April the NFTW policy com mittee headed by Moran with held approval That proposal had called for arbitration of the money issues instead of a cash settlement When the NFTW policy com mittee scattered Tuesday night it released all its affiliated unions from submitting settlements and left them to bargain out the best contracts possible Ten have al ready done so SAME 161 I While flijt means no traffic 4ea4b hnnr Dfrfndi Pick Jane Wymui Hollywood Jane Wyman mother of 2 children and expecting a 3rd was notified Thursday that the Society of American Florists had selected her as Hollywoods most attrac tive mother She and her hus band Actor Ronald Regan are expecting the stork around Fath ers day ;