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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                It I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Anodated nd United Full LtaMd Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 12 1M7 Thto Consists of Two SeeUonsSecUon OnB One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO City Sunday p m WTAD tjuincy 111 m WOI 11 M n WSU1 CUT ISM f We Have Russfas Full Number Now TTS pretty hard these days to keep your mind off Russia Her performance at the recently ad journed conference of foreign ministers in Moscow once more has thrown her objectives and her purposes into world focus By most disinterested observers the meeting barren of tangible results has been set down as a complete failure But maybe theres another side to the picture In clearcut terms we now have the answer to the question Whats Russia up to Thats something the freedomloving people of the world needed to know Perhaps therefore the weeks of dreary wrangling with Mos cows spokesmen opposing every proposal to substitute order for chaos in the world scene has not been too great a price to pay for the information weve acquired WELL what is Russia up to Just there isnt any question about it She wants to communize the entire world She wants Russia to become the world capital Clearly she doesnt believe that the world is large enough for 2 and com exist side by side By her insistence on a perpetua tion of the chaos and suffering in Germany and Austria she has re vealed a principal technic for the spread of communism Com munism is most plausible to people in hopeless distress Moscow were written in No realistic person expected a German treaty to be concluded The most that was hoped for even by the most opti mistic was a pact covering Aus tria And that didnt come to pass The next meeting or foreign ministers Vill be held in the fall a half year from now Much water will have run over the dam In the meantime One not one to be counted that Russia In the intervening months will sense as she should that she is now a pariah among nations All but the nations under her military thumb have been driven away from her A logical fruit of such recogni tion would be a change in the Russian attitude at the next treaty conference But this is no an eventuality to be relied upon so far as our own foreign policj is concerned We have no alternative except lo be strong and toughfibred The policy of sweetness and ligh and better referred to as been trie and found wanting None but our dreamers or our communistically inclined would ask for a repetition of a demonstrated failure All in all therefore the victory won by Russia at the Moscow conference has been of a Pyrrhi character While obstructing prog ress in the quest for world peace she has stripped herself of al magical attributes rpHOSE who in the past hav looked to Russia as an exem plar of freedom now know that Russia is opposed to freedom She stands revealed as selfishly grab bing for what is not hers That she has even a slight regard for the life or suffering of the com mon man has been established as a myth The myth of the Ret Workers DEAN ACHESON RESIGNS POST LABOR TROUBLE STILL POSSIBLE IN 4 INDUSTRIES Coal Maritime Rail and Construction Are Facing Strike Threats By MAX HALL AP Labor Reporter Washington indus ries still are potential trouble spots on the labormanagement ront 1 Coal 2 Maritime 3 Railroads 4 Construction CIO factory workers have won vage increases without striking The telephone strike is about ended These developments were good news for America But there may be some bad news around a couple of corners The situation in each of the JOSsible trouble spots is this strike is feared for July 1 Thats when the govern ment must restore the bituminous coal mines to private operators And John L Lewis and the op erators havent even started bar gaining on the terms of a con ract They have held meetings but to date have talked only about tht issue of industrywide bargain ing The next session is scheduled Thursday Southern coal operators who teve been urging congress to out law industrywide bargaining are unwilling to sit down with north ern operators and Lewis to write a single contract At least many of them are unwilling By Thurs day more will be known as to how many are agreeable to act ing on an industrywide as Lewis insists The action of the senate last week in defeating 4443 a pro posal to limit industrywide bar gaining may influence some of the southerners The house al ready has voted to prohibit in dustrywide bargaining There fore the labor bill which finally passes congress may or may not contain this provision contracts of five CIO maritime unions will expire June 15 The biggest unions in volved are Joe Currans National Maritime Union on the east coast and Harry Bridges long shoremen on the west coast Negotiations havent started yet The unions demands havent emerged On the west coast the waterfront employers have shown aggressiveness and already have made one demand that the ex piration date of their contracts with the longshoremen be changed from June 15 to Sept 30 when AFL seamens contracts expire The CIO unions are making efforts to work together but they are not so closely knit as a year ago when they formed the Com mittee for Maritime Unity rail unions have made demands but no crisis is likely to develop before fall Seventeen nonoperating un ions telegraphers clerks rail road shop workers and the like lave banded toether and demand ed a wage increase of 20 cents an our The five operating brotherhoods engineering firemen trainmen conductors and switchmen also iave decided to work at a unit to seek changes In their working rules Both groups have asked the been permanently legend has been Paradise has exploded A crushed The democracies from this point on in the division of the world as between democracy and com munism should have the blessing and support of all freedomlov ing nations and peoples What Russia won at the Mos cow conference is indeed inconse quential in comparison with what she has forever lost The question naturally arises then where do we go from here It would seem to me that our course from now on must proceed from these 2 principles 1 We have no choice except o be strong in a military way 2 We must keep the interna tional friendships we now enjoy I HIS latter ng the friendship of other call for doing a bet ter occupational job in Germany than we have done tip to this time It will call for a relief program intelligently administered in Greece Turkey Italy and all other places where people arc hungered and in distress Our own domestic economy must be kept strong if we are to discharge these obliga tions to the world in a life and death test of our way of life Always we must remember that CONXtNIJED ON PAGE 2 railroads to set up committees for THIS taini Arabs Press for Freedom in Palestine Lake Success N Y Arab countries joined Monday in a sharp warning to the United Na ions that they would not abide by any solution ol the Holy Land problem except one that would create an independent state of Palestine The Arab warning interpreted by some delegates as an ultimat um was given by Syria Saudi Arabia and Iraq The Jewish agency for Palestine meanwhile clashed with Russia and brought the wartime record of the exiled grand mufti of Je rusalem into the United Nations debate on Palestine The agency told the general as semblys 55nation political com mittee that a soviet proposal for study of immediate Palestine in dependence loads the dice heav ily against the Jews Meanwhile American sources predicted that the United Nations would override a Russian move aimed at giving Palestine full in dependence possibly within 6 months They predicted also the Rus sians would be defeated in their effort to include the 5 major powers on the proposed inquiry commission for the Holy Land Chances for unanimous agree ment on the scope and composi tion of the inquiry commission faded over the weekend after com promise efforts failed to reconcile conflicting American and soviet views But with the issues clearcut and 2 weeks of debate behind them the delegates appeared ready to face a showdown vote on the major points of disagree ment and possibly end the as semblys special session late this week The 2 major unsettled issues were 1 Whether the commission should be given specific instruc tions to draft proposals for the immediate establishment of an in dependent state of Palestine 2 Whether the commission should include the 5 big powers or should be made up exclusively of small neutral countries The United States continued to insist that the instructions to the inquiry commission must be kept broad and general Russia con tended that the instructions should contain specific provisions for study of Palestine independence COURfOSDS FREIGHT HIKE Boost Rates 10 in Northeastern States Washington a 72 vote the supreme court Monday upheld an interstate commerce commis sion order boosting certain freigh rates 10 per cent in northeastern states and dropping them 10 pe cent in southern states east of the Rockies The rates affected are the so called class rates applying U manufactured products Justice Jackson one of the 2 dis senting justices estimated the de cision will add annual ly to freight charges paid b northeastern shippers The othe dissenting justice was Frankfur nationwide bargaining wage dis putes in the building trades are cropping up here and there with more to come This is the season when contracts in the industry generally expire ter Justice Douglas wrote the ma jority decision which sustained th souths long argued contentioi that the present freight rate struc ture has put it at a disadvantag and slowed industrial develop ment in that section The 9 states opposing the in crease were New York Delaware Indiana Maryland Michigan New Jersey Ohio Wisconsin and Penn sylvania Reveal Natio ns of World Have 79000000 Men Under Arms New York nations of the world says the New Yor Times have almost 19000000 men under arms and are spendin perhaps more on armaments than they did on the ev of war in 1938 The story was written by Hanson IV Baldwin the Times mil tary writer and was based on a survey conducted by him and Time correspondents in many countries Baldwin said that about 40 nations are spending at least 000000 a year on armaments x x x The Times survey placed the United Stales 6th in armed strengtf as follows China 5750000 nationalist and Russia 3800000 Great Britain India 1000000 Turkey 675000 and United States 670000 But the story added The United States has so tre mendous a lead in sea power that not even Britain is a close 2nd The shipyards of the world are turning out relatively few new naval vessels Baldwin said estimating the cost of military establishments was complicated by inflation prevail ing in some of the countries by the fact that perhaps billions in concealed funds were being spen on atomic and other technologica research and in the case of Rus sia the fact that little informatio was obtained directly from Mos cow Baldwin placed Russias defens budget for this year at 67000000 000 rubles which would equ at the official ra of exchange The budget being discussed congress includes for arms the writer added AP Wirepholo FLOOD AFTERMATH Top An automobile is near ly buried in debris after a flash flood struck Manitou Springs Colo Sunday and took life of teenaged girl when she was swept into a storm sewer At resident opens his back door lo let out water from the flash flood Note foundation ol house uprooted by force of the waters flow Many residents of this mountain town escaped only minutes before the dirty brown flood waters roared down the canyon Sleeps on Edge of Nothing Cedar Rapids is fine for most people in the springtime but for James G Knox Cedar Rapids it seemed finer than ever Mon day after a night on the raw edge of nothing Knox was found early Sunday morning asleep in his car on the edge of a sandpit near the outskirts of the city One front wheel of Ihe car was over the edge of a 30foot drop and one rear wheel was only 6 inches from the edge Patrolmen feared to waken Knox for fear any sudden movement would loosen the sandy soil and send the car to the bottom of the pit Awrecker rushed to the scene and pulled the car to safety Knox was awakened only after his car had been secured to the wrecker Knox told Police Captain Howard Walsh he got stuck about 2 a got out of the car looked around and figured he could do noth ing until daylight so he climbed back into the car and went to sleep owan Dies of Injuries Suffered in Accident Iowa City Roth 26 of Towa City died in University hospital here of injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was driv ing was in collision with a pickup truck Saturday night The accident ended Iowa Citys record of 1021 days without a traffic fatality SAME Buck muni traffic dentil lo cut M At present there are 3 recognized agents for treating cancer Sur gery radium and Xray Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 2 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with showers and occasional thunder showers Monday night and Tuesday Cooler Tuesday Low Monday night 45 Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday showers and occasional thunderstorms Mon day night and in northeast por tion Tuesday Cooler Monday night and Tuesday Low Mon day night 45 northwest 50 southeast high Tuesday 62 to 68 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Monday night and Tuesday with occasional showers south and central portions Monday night and in extreme east por tion Tuesday afternoon Cooler Monday night little change in temperature Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Monday morning Maximum 76 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Monday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 31 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 69 Minimum 44 At 8 a m Sunday 58 Maximum Sunday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 26 SEEK SLAYER OF 5YEAROLD GIRL Find Carol Thompson Was Raped Before Deat Norristown Pa specia quad of 20 state policemen combe Montgomery county Monday i earch of a blond curlyhaire wanted for the kidnaping aping and slaying of 5 year ol Carol Thompson Police said someone thorough amiliar with the territory entice he little blueeyes girl into hi lutomobile and less than an hou ater dumped her battered an avished body into a cistern in ccluded section of Norristown Carol and her 6 year old broth er William were playing in fron of their home at nearby Uppe township Saturday eve ning when a youth driving a bi black automobile drove up an asked the little girl if she wante o go for a ride She accepted leaving her broth er who ran to his parents Mr an tfrs William Thompson and re ported what happened The par ents immediately notified police An hour later 13 year old Mar vin Brooks found the childs bod and tattered bits of her clothin floating in the rainfilled well miles from her home Dr John C Simpson conorer physician said the child was kille ay a blow across the right temp with a blunt instrument The cord of her cotton playsuit were knotte tightly about her neck before sh was rapid he said Charleston S Car claims nave the only Hugenot church i America It was founded in 1687 apture Ruth Pudd 12 Hours After Escape Phoenix Ariz trunk mrderess Winnie Ruth Judd was aptured Monday about 12 hours fter she escaped from the slate ospital for the insane The sheriffs office said she was ciied near the exclusive Arizona iltmorc hotel luxurious winter esort on the edge of the desert orth of the city She was being brought to the heriffs office in a patrol car This was the 3rd escape for the oman who killed 2 women in 1931 and shipped their ismcmbercd bodies to Los An eles in a trunk Her escape from a second floor ellroom was discovered by an tiendant at a m She was ast seen at 9 p m Sunday night Dr Larson used the word con ivances in explaining escape of ie 43yearold murderess He said she was believed to ave used a key which opened two oors one on the second vhich allowed her to descend a another on the round level A gate on the north side of the lospital grounds was found open Jr Larson said However it was considered ossible that an automobile might lave been waiting outside the grounds for the redhaired former urse Dr Larson said Mrs Judd had been very unhappy since he moved her from the infirmary to new quarters 10 days ago He said he had too many liberties in he infirmary Two attendants on duty did no see Mrs Judd as she slippec hrough the building one of the main structures of the state hos pital on the edge of the city The woman attendant on dutj on the second floor had to lop alter 46 patients Dr Larson said Senators Will Vote Tuesday on Labor Bill Washington IP The senat agreed Monday to vote Tuesday o passage of the general labor dis putes bill Under an agreement engineers by Acting Republican Leadc Wherry Nebr and Senator Taf the senate at P m Eastern Daylight Tues day will cease debate and begin voting on all pending amendments to the bill and then on the meas ure itself Wherry assured Democratic Leader Barkley Ky he would be allowed time Tuesday for a final speech on the bill strongly opposed by the administration A group of democrats are offer ing an entire substitute for the GOP bill A roll call will be taken on it during the series of votes Tuesday Body of Woman Found Beaten in California Long Beach Cal body of a woman her head and face brutally beaten and most of her clothing ripped off was found Monday in an open field near the center of the Long Beach residen tial district A motorist noticed the body lying about 20 feet off the high way shortly after dawn Police said the woman had been dead just a few minutes There were signs of a struggle Fresh automobile tracks led across the vacant lot Police said there were no clues to her idenity Police said that unlike other victims in a series of Los Angeles county sex mur ders this year she had not been mutilated TRUMAN PICKS LOVETT TO FILL STATE POSITION Resignation of U S Statesman Becomes Effective on June 30 Washington resident ruman Monday accepted the res gnalion of Dean Acheson as un crsecretary of state The white louse said that Robert A Lovett ormer assistant secretary of war vill be nominated to succeed Acheson The longforecast resignation of Acheson becomes effective June 0 The nomination of Lovett will e sent to the senate soon the vhitc house said Mr Truman accepted Achesons with reluctance and he realization that he could not again ask him to put aside his de ire to return to private life Mr Truman paid tribute to Acheson in a letter accepting Achesons resignation He re called that Acheson expressed a desire to resign in April 1946 and also in 1945 In response to my urging in both instances you held in abey ance your plans to retire the president wrote Acheson Again when you renewed last December your wish to relinquish your post we agreed tentatively that you should leave office on Jan 10 1947 Realizing that all these defer rals have meant great financial sacrifice I appreciate all the more your magnanimous action in standing at your post for another 6 months Thus the president said he had no choice except to accept resignation with great regret Lovett since leaving the war de partment where he served as as sistant secretary of war for air has been in the New York bank ing business He is expected to return here to work for a time with Acheson before the present undersecretary leaves the govern ment Acheson will return to the prac tice of law here Mr Truman said Acheson had been the type of efficient public servant whose withdrawal from public life at any time would be a loss to the nation He cited Acheson for his pro digious industry clearcut judgment and incisive powers of easoning The president expressed confi ence that he could call on Ache on for future advice if the need rises Taft Demands Budget Cutting Decision Ahead of Tax Slash Washington Taft ROhio called Monday for a senatehouse budget trimming decision ahead of scheduled senate action next week on the tax cut bill Taft said he will ask leaders from both sides of the capitol to gel together on a compromise of the economy pledge which has been hanging fire since March 3 The senate voted 64 to 20 then to whack off Presi dent Trumans proposed outlay for the year beginning July 1 It tacked on a earmarking of any surplus for debt reduction The house earlier had pledged a spending cut without any specific debt payment promises While the Ohio senator was silent on the particular point he obviously hopes to armed with an agreement on spending cuts before the republicans undergo a democratic by pot shots from some GOP mem the tax reduction bill Senators Aiken a fre quent dissenter on party policy and Senator Wilson R who goes off the reserva tion occasionally said they want to know the spending totals be fore they vote on taxes Democrats have lost no oppor tunity to point out that for more than 2 months the republicans havent been able to agree on how deep the pruning knife shal go They have shouted that the re publicans are trying to whittle government costs at the expense of selfliquidating projects They have contended that debt reduo tion should come before tax cuts Senate Sends Greece rurkeyAidBillto ongress Conference Washington senate re used Monday to accept house hanges in the Greek urkish aid bill and sent it to a enatehouse committee to work ut a compromise Chairman Vandenberg R Vlich of the senate foreign re ations committee asked for the action In passing the legislation last veek the house failed to include a provision calling for senate con irmation of the top administra ors of the program It also wrote n a clause requiring FBI loyalty screening of all administrative em Jloyers 3hone Unions Vote to 3ross Picket Lines at Des Moines Exchange DCS Moines of the telephone unions which represent more than 900 of the approximate 1000 unionized telephone workers n Des Moines voted Monday to cross picket lines being maintained around the telephone exchange lere and return to work Most of the about 450 switchboard were expected to return to work Tuesday morning A R Toepfer Iowa secretary of the Northwest ern Union of Telephone Workers said Girl 13 Burned to Death Trying to Save Infant in Boston Fire Boston year old Joan Johnson was to death Sunday while attempting to save Joseph Garnett one year from a fire that destroyed a 2 room apartment house The girl ran into the flaming building when she heard the cries of the child Firemen found her body in an upstairs hallway the baby clutched in her arms T   

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