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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H I 8 T Y AN A C HIVES fi I M t ii I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS GREATER MASON CITY DAYS June 192021 VOL LIU Annotated Pita tnd UnltM Pra Full Leued Wliej Cents 4 Copy MASON CITS IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 19 1947 This Paper Consists ot Two Ona No 21 END SHIPPING TIEUP ON 2 COASTS TRUMAN SHUTS OFF DEMOS ON LABOR APPEAL Refuses to Listen to Southern Body Urging Approval of Measure Washington resident Truman Thursday abruptly shut oil s group of southern democratic party leaders who attempted to urge him to sign the TaftHartley tabor control bill The president will send a mes sage to congress Friday either ap proving the bill or vetoing it A veto is generally expected Mr Truman told the delegation he was not hearing arguments from either side and would make his own decision according to what he thought was best for the country According to those present Mr Truman said he had not been hearing labor people or the other side And he said he didnt want to hear from the democrats He said he was analyzing the bill himself and would make his own decision Meanwhile house leaders made plans for an immediate vote on overriding Friday if Mr Truman vetoes the measure House mem bers of both parties have been notified to be on hand and pre sent plans are for no debate be fore the vote is taken If as expected the necessary twothirds of the house votes to override senate republican lead ers will attempt to get a vote there too before nightfall If the house sustains a veto no senate vote would be necessary Union leaders meanwhile put finishing flourishes on a campaign helped swamp the white house with its heaviest flood of protests since Mr Truman took office Close to 800000 letters cards and telegrams jammed the presidents mail room The vast majority urged a veto The bulk of these were printed or mimeographed veto commu nications prepared by unions and requiring only the senders signa ture Thursdays crop induded a state ment from 40 lawyers industrial relations experts and labor eco nomists that the TaftHartley bills unwise unfair and unworkable provisions would increase not prevent labor strife But Donald Richberg former NRA general counsel said in a broadcast that a veto would con stitute a mistaken act of friend ship to labor Arguments for a veto he said are not only political but shortsighted Chairman Fred A Hartley Jr of the house labor committee charged that one document Mr Truman undoubtedly studied for report on the bill by the national labor relations board distorted and strikingly similar to an analysis by the CIO He said he would recommend that the committee investigate whether NLRB drew up the criti cal statement in a deliberate ef fort to foment opposition NLKB would be reorganized if the bill became law As a final demonstration of un ion opposition 1000 cardholders from the east midwest and Cali fornia headed their veto motor cade toward capitol hill At a rally Wednesday night they cheered speakers who denounced the unioncontrol measure as a travesty Singapores population of 900 000 is estimated to be approxi mately twothirds Chinese Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cool Thursday night and Friday morning Increasing cloudiness Friday afternoon Low 5255 High Friday 7075 Iowa Mostly cloudy Thursday night with occasional showers near MissouriIowa border and in extreme west portion Scat tered showers Friday No de cided change in temperature Low Thursday night 5560 High Friday 7075 Minnesota Partly cloudy with lit tle change in temperature Thursday night Scattered show ers extreme west late Thursday night Friday considerable cloudiness with scattered show ers IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 73 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Thursday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 48 AP Wircplioto CIO MEN TAKE PETITIONS TO WHITE group of CIO leaders pose at the White House door with boxes of petitions which they said contain a half million signatures asking for a veto of the TaftHartley labor bill Left to right are John Bro phy of Washington Nathan of Pittsburgh Allan S Hay wood of Washington Thomas Owen of Akron and David Donald of Pittsburgh 15 ARE KILLED IN SYRIA CRASH Pan American Reports Crackup of Airliner New York American World Airways reported Thursday that 15 passengers and crew mem bers were killed Thursday when one of their airliners crash landed in eastern Syria A report phoned by a surviving crew member Third Officer Eu gene W Roddenberry of River Edge N J to Pan Americans of fice in Damascus said that 8 of the 27 passengers aboard were killed and that only 3 crew mem bers including himself survived He named the other two sur viving crew members as the pur ser Anthony Volpe of New York City and the stewardess Jane Bray Jackson Heights N Y The scene of the crash was in the Euphrates river valley near the border of Iraq Roddenberry made his phoned report of the ac cident from DeirEzZor Istanbul dispatches to the Unit ed Press said the plane crashed at Meydana 200 miles northwest of Damascus en route from Karachi to Istanbul Senator Calls for Policy on USSR Invasion Money Tangle USATODDS WITH NICARAGUA State Department Wont Recognize New Regime Washington state de partment announced Thursday that the Uinted States will refuse to recognize or to maintain dipl omatic relations with the new rev olutionary regime in Nicaragua State department spokesman Lincoln White said that no rela tions with the Nicaraguan em bassy in Washington would be maintained And he said the de partment had sent instructions to the U S embassy in Nicaragua to refrain from having any rela tions with the present regime The announcement was an ap plication of the muchcriticized policy of nonrecognition which created so much controversy in recent years with respect to United StatesArgentine relations In recent years the U S policy has been to recognize any govern ment in Latin less of methods of was able to maintain internal or der and showed a to carry out international obligations Terms It Legalized Looting of Germany by Printing Press Money Washington Senator Bridges called upon 3 cabinet of ficers Thursday to outline this countrys official policy toward what the New Hampshire republi can termed Russias legalized looting of Germany with printing press money Bridges is chairman of a 3com mittec inquiry into the armys multimillion dollar invasion cur rency overdraft It resulted from the redemption of millions of Ger man marks printed by soviet oc cupation authorities from plates supplied by the American govern ment After devoting 2 afternoons to testimony from ranking aides Bridges called a halt in the hear ing to permit Secretary of State Marshall Secretary of War Pat terson and Secretary of the Treas ury Snyder prepare an outline of official American policy The senator did not make clear whether the trio would be sum moned for firsthand testimony or whether they would be asked only to submit statements No date was set for the next meeting of the combined senate appropriations armed services and banking com mittees But Bridges told reporters the administration cannot ask tax payers to continue paying out mil lions of dollars to rehabilitate a wartorn world and at the same time allow this legal looting of Germany with printing press money Senator Knowland R Cal backed up the chairman in his re quest for a toplevel policy dec laration How long arc we going to fid dle around and try to get an agreement with Russia while she is putting out these allied marks by the basketful Knowland asked in an interview Its past time when we asked Russia to fish or cut bait on this question of currency controls Assistant Secretary of State John H Hilldring told the com mittee Wednesday that Marshall still hopes the Russians will agree to some plan for operation of Ger many as a single economic unit We hope and pray with all our might to get an agreement with Russia Hilldrine a former army general said Recalling that the Potsdam Big agreement for German currency control the soldierdiplomat add ed that agreement has not been disavowed by our soviet they may do it yet Hilldring joined spokesmen for the treasury and war departments in defending the April 1944 de cision to turn over the invasion currency plates to the Russians It was a reasonable decisior and the only decision that coulc be made Hilldring said asking the senators to recall condition that existed then during a critica stage of the war He said the Russians had carriec the load against the Germans anc were pushing them back and tha General Eisenhower was stili in England planning the western in 3 IOWA TOWNS WIN FIGHT WITH rLOOD WATERS Over 100000 Acres of Eastern State Farmland Inundated by Streams Oakvillc waters ol he Lower Iowa river were pour ng into the nearby Mississippi Thursday alter reaching what Vlayor O D Johnson said was a ecord crest estimated at 186 feet lere during the night In its wake the flood left more han 100000acres of eastern Iowa bottomland inundated and John cm said much of it probably vould be lost to crop production his year Oakvillc Wapello and Colum bus Junction all weathered the lood without serious damage to he towns themselves and no loss f life was reported All 440 residents of Oakvillc have been evacuated but 200 vol unteers worked throughout the night in a battle to save an im ortant levee northeast of the own The river makes a horse shoe bend there before emptying nto the Mississippi 5 miles away The levee still was holding Thursday morning Sheriff Robert R Lewis of Louisa county said the river had remained stationary at Oakville throughout the night At Wapello a few miles up stream waters continued to pour a levee break there and were spreading over an ever widening area of lowlands The backwaters at Oakvillc ivhich had not yet touched any homes in the village were com ing from a dike break above the lown There the break in the built up roadbed of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad which Ghost Ship on Great Lakes Plays Tag With Picket Lines Somewhere on Hie Great Lakes ghost ship that sudden ly appeared at Superior Wis for a load of iron ore vanished again The S S Jupiter playing tag with the picket lines of the CtO National Maritime union was sailing on the Great Lakes in mys tery Port officials at Superior said they had no idea from where the ship came and for what port it was bound The 18 union members ot the crew struck May 23 at Detroit and the ship has seldom come into port to avoid picket lines by the mari time union A picket line was set up briefly as the ship loaded Wednesday but an independent group of dock workers ignored it Union officials sought to keep the ship in port by court order but U S Court Commissioner C W Bishop dismissed the request Hint Molotov to Join French and British on Europe Confab Expect Decision Within 48 Hours on Conference for Reconstruction Plan Reveal US Army Strength Is 10 Divisions Russia Has 300 Miami Fla present strength of the U S army is only 10 divisions as compared with 300 divisions for Russia and her Euro pean satellites Lt Gen J Lawton Collins army information chief revealed Thursday In an urgent plea for universal military training Collins told a Qccnfiflfirm that niir national convention of the Reserve Officers association that forces in Europe today arc arc small that they could easily be overrun We have 10 divisions in the army now he said Russia today is capable of putting 200 divisions in the field have them in the field right now Russias satellites in Europe could put another 100 di visions in the field We cannot man 4000 aircraft today The 10000 Russians have over See Chance to Beat Veto on Rail Bill Washington leaders were confident Thursda the senate would sustain an an ticipated presidential veto of th BulwinkleReed bill to exemp railroad rate agreements from th antitrust laws The senate Wednesday approve the measure 60 to 27 over demo cratic protests that it would resul in a transportation monopoly Senate Democratic Leader Albe W Barkley promptly urged a veto House approval of the measur was considered a certainly since it okayed similar legislation last Iowas Vote Washington with the majority Wednesday when the senate passed and sent to the house a bill to exempt rail roads from the antitrust laws for ratemaking were Iowa Senators Hickcnlooper and Wil son both republicans year Rep Carl Hinshaw said he would urge the house commerce committee to open hear ings as soon as possible Although the senate majority for passage of the bill was more than enough to override a veto senate democratic leaders said they were sure they could swing enough votes to uphold the president The house probably could override a veto Before approving the bill the senate adopted amendments which would ban discriminatory agreements so far as shippers or geographical areas are concerned and bar banks from membership in any bureau of organization set up under the bill It rejected an amendment which would have required congressional approval of the rules and regula tions adopted by such groups serves as a 21 mile long levee was widening steadily The result was formation of a lake 8 miles long and 4 miles wide backed up against a levee alone the Mis sissippi river South of here on the Mississippi which also is the intake for the flooded Des Moines river resi dents were warned of a 2nd big overflow in about a week After the crests of the Iowa and Des Moines rivers are dumped into the Mississippi and the latter is ex pected to approach if not exceed the record stages set last week as far south as Louisiana Mo Army engineers have estimated that about 150000 acres of land in Iowa Missouri and Illinois were under water and that sev eral hundred thousand additional acres were in danger of bein flooded One of the main dangei spots is the 56mile SNY levee below Quincy 111 and opposite Hannibal Mo The levee protects 120000 acres from which slocli stored grain and household fur nishings from 400 farms already have been removed Comparative statistics on the armed might of major nations of the world show that the United States is terribly weak said Collins wartime commander of the 7th army corps that dropped airborne troops into France during the Normandy beachhead inva sion He has been mentioned as a possible successor to Gen Dwight D Eisenhower as army chief of staff Rand to Hospital Des Moines Judge Russell Jordan Wednesday granted Pete Rand former night club operator permission to leave the county jail to go to Rochester Minn for medical care Rand is serving a years term on gambling charges The leave was for S30 days and a bond was called for GIVE REPORT ON IOWA HIGHWAYS Ames state highwaj commission Thursday reported th following highways still closed No 218 north of Iowa City No 1 north of Brighton No 99 Wapello to Oakville No 137 south of Eddyville No 212 west of No 21 The folowing were expected to be open by noon Thursday Nos 151 and 64 at Anamosa No 6 west of Iowa City The following were under wa ter but passable No 30 east of Wheatland wate 10 inches deep for 1500 feet 61 south of DeWitt 4 inches deep for 1500 feet No 67 south of Clinton 8 inches deep for 2000 feet All other highways are open some with detours London UR Indications ap icared Thursday that Russia may iccept an AngloFrench invita ion to a conference on European economic reconstruction but For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin with icld comment pending a formal from Moscow Bcvin spoke in the house of ommons but did not reveal the tatc of negotiations with Russia or a quick 3powcr conference 311 economic measures next week The reply of the Soviet gov ernment is awaited he said and the house will understand that until it is received there is lothing I can usefully say on the subject today Bevin apparently weary after his 2dav negotiation in Paris with Foreign Minister Georges Bidault told the house that Secretary of State George C Marshalls plan for U S aid to Europe was a reat opportunity for Europe and a chance that His Majestys gov ernment will not miss The forcisn office was reported to have received a report from Sir Maurice Peterson British am bassador in Moscow oil his pre liminary discussion with Molotov Commons members expected Bev in to disclose its contents The diplomatic correspondent of the Evening News said Russia would decide the matter within 48 hours and forecast an accept ance by Molotov In that case the correspondent said he would bring to the conference a soviet counterproposal to the Marshall plan It would propose a European recovery plan not under Ameri can auspices but worked out through the United Nations com mission for Europe The AngloFrench talk resulted in the dispatch to Moscow Wed nesday night of an urgent invita tion for Molotov to join Bevin and Bidault in a con ference next week They would discuss a plan for unified Euro pean construction with American aid as proposed by Secretary of State George C Marshall A United Press dispatch from Moscow filed before the formal AngloFrench invitation was sent gave a hint that Molotov mighl accept such a bid It was cleared by the soviet censorship Sir Maurice Peterson the Brit ish ambassador in Moscow said Molotov told him Tuesday nighl that Russia wished to be informed of developments regarding the Marshall proposal Molotov said he had no views on the plan on the basis of the lion available little informa Recover Body Paton body of Francis Neiderheiser 47 laborer who hac been missing since early Monday was recovered Wednesday night from a creek on the south edge ol town PICKED FOR TURKEY POST Truman Thursday nominated Edwin C Wilson ambassador to Turkey to be chief of the American mission for aid to Turkey Mr Truman also nominated Charles E Salz man vice president of the New York stock exchange to be as sisant secretary of state Senate Sends Wool Bill to White House Washington appro sent to the white house Thurs day administrationopposed legis lation permitting higher wool tar iffs or restrictions on imports The vote for the measure was 48 to 38 Backers say the measure is de signed to protect the American wool market against low prices resulting from imports of foreign wool Administration leaders includ ing Secretary of State Marshall have argued that the policy it lays down will undermine United States efforts at the Gevena trade conference to lower world tariff barriers The house which wrote the con troversial tariff provisions into the bill approved it earlier this Week by a voice vote Just before the senate vote Sen ator Taft told his col leagues that objections to it are utterly unfounded The bill wont interfere at all with our foreign trade program he shouted The bill continues through 1948 the requirement for the govern ment to support wool prices at the level now being paid ATLANTIC GULF RIFTS SETTLED WEST STILL OUT Believe Pattern Set for Settlement of All Maritime Strikes New York 4dayotd Tiaritime siidown strike was set led on the Atlantic and GuU oasts Thursday when negotiators or CIO seamen accepted a 5 per cut wage increase offer NcKotiations still were underway the Pacific coast but union ipokcsmcn In New York said a atlcrn had been set for complete icltlcmcnt of the ticup of Ameri can flag ships Rank and tile members of At antic and Gulf coast unions were o vote on ratifications of the new contract at 2 p m EOT Thursday and leaders said acceptance was certain Despite earlier pledges to stick together it appeared ships would sail again in the cast and south regardless of a west coast settle ment The 4dayold no contract no work sitdown by CIO workers had tied up 700 U S ships and idled some 200000 seamen Only 200 ships and 35000 workers were involved on the west coast An embargo of rail freight ship ments consigned to American ships was expected to end with the sit down Assistant Secretary of Labor John W Gibson announced that negotiators for both shipowners and unions had accepted the gov ernmentproposed 5 per cent wage increase formula after 2 days and nights of conferences Gibson said the government drafted proposal would give 5 per cent wage increases plus overtime pay for 9 holidays annually to the National Maritime union the American Communications asso ciation and the National Marine Engineers Beneficfal association all CIO unions They would re ceive a 1 year extension of all oth er current contract terms plus the right to a wage review on Dec 15 Gibson added The NMU had demanded a 20 per cent wage increase a 40hour work week to replace the 48hour week fiwcek paid vacations for all workers and hiring of all rat ings through union halls The ACA had sought a 15 per cent boost Still bargaining in San Francisco as the east coast settlement was announced were the CIO marine cooks and stewards and west coast units of the ACA Joseph Curran president of the NMU said he was confident the union membership would ratify the agreement Referring to the west coast negotiations he said he hoped the gains secured in New York would be put into effect for seamen of all unions A formal statement by Chairman Frank J Taylor of the shipowners negotiating committee forecast ac ceptance of the government plan by shipping companies Over 40 per cent of the Union of South Africa is more than 4000 feet above sea level Purge Jap Publishers Tokyo UR Executives Japanese newspapers with a daily circulation above 10000 which published more than 5 articles a year between July 7 1937 and Dec 7 1941 encouraging war will automatically be purged from their positions it was learned Thursday Gromyko Says USSR Will Not Surrender Veto in Atom Plan Lake Success declared Thursday that she would never agree to any atomic control plan which called for a surrender of the big power veto on punishment of violators i Andrei A Gromyko Soviet deputy foreign minister told a closed of meeting of the atomic energy commissions workiiiR committee that SAME White flat mrati no traffic death fn bmti nfrindt United States demands for vetofree penalties were in conflict with the U N charter The security council had the sole right to act to preserve inter national peace he said and as a result the council must be the agency to punish violators of L atomic control regulations Meanwhile delegates to the United Nations were reported agreed that a Russian veto of the U S plan for tackling world arms reduction would mean a virtual end to the United Nations dis armament efforts The possibility of a Russian veto was raised after the U N conventional armaments commis sion Wednesday approved and for warded the U S workinff plan to council and then a Soviet proposal the security voted down which would have linked disposal of atomic weapons with the ques tion of conventional arms Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko said adoption of the U S proposals would lead to collapse of U N efforts to regulate and control reduction of arms The separation of arms lim itation and prohibition of atomic weapons is contrary to the De cember 14 1946 general assembly resolution he declared It will constitute an obstacle to the fu ture work of the arms commis sion and to the security council It will involve the collapse of the method to implement the general assembly resolution concerning the general regulation of arma ments and armed forces and all Following this stop Soviet jits consequences NORTH IOWAN IS FOUND INNOCENT Potinades ofManly Cleared in Rail Theft Fort Dodge jury in United States district court Thurs day found George Potiriades of Manly innocent of charges of re ceiving and having in his posses sion goods stolen from an inter state freight shipment at Manly The jury deliberated 34 hours Potiriades was accused of hav ing received 2 cartons containing 32 one pound packages of buttei apiece stolen from a refrigerator car in March 1946 Two more cases growing out ol the Manly thefts remain on the criminal docket Trial of Joseph Paul Deninger of Manly on charges of stealing and receiving a quantity of whis ky is scheduled to open next Wed nesday morning Sent to Insane Asylum After Stabbing Priest New Orleans Laur entz 28yearold former marine charged with stabbing a Catholic priest administering Holy Com munion was to enter the state in sane asylum at Jackson Thursday Luurcntz was adjudged insane last week by a lunacy commis sion He displayed no emotion Wednesday as Criminal District Judge Fred W Oscr formally com mitted him to the institution was charged with slabbing the Rev James W Courtney S J during his mass April 21
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