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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Ahtt A v t MIMC8 IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NflGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIU Aaodatcd Pnm and United Full Leased Wire Cents Cop MASON Cmr IOWA THURSDAY JULY 3 1947 Paper Conabti of Two CONVICT MAY GARSSON BROTHERS 22 NATIONS ARE INVITEDTOTALK ONEUROPEPLAN French Announce Confab Will Be Held in Paris to Discuss CoOperation Paris French foreign office announced Thursday that 22 nations will be invited to a meeting in Paris July 12 to dis cuss European economic coop eration as outlined in the Mar shall proposal Notable exceptions are soviet Russia Spain and Germany A French foreign office spokes man said it was proposed to have a first report on European needs and ability for selfhelp ready by Sept 1 The countries invited will in clude Austria Turkey Albania Ireland and all former enemy states except Germany it was an nounced The French foreign ministry an nounced earlier a BritishFrench decision to invite all European states with the provisional ex ception of Spain to take part in drafting a reply to the proposal advanced by V S Secretary of State Marshall for European eco nomic recovery A foreign off ice spokesman said a letter had been sent to Russian Ambassador Alexandra Bogomol ov expressing the hope that the soviet union which has denounced the Marshall plan would recon sider her refusal to join in eco nomic cooperation However he said no invitation would be sent to Russia for the July 12 meeting The spokesman said that while Germany was not invited the commanders in chief of her 4 oc cupation the Russians of be con sulted regarding the availability and needs of their zones The spokesman said the United States will be informed of this July 12 meeting and will be sent a copy of the letter of invitation He added that the United Na tions economic commission for Europe now meeting in Geneva will be informed but since an important member Russia of the commission is known to oppose the project we see no need for plung ing the commission into a needless debate on the subject SEEK BOOST IN FREIGHT RATES Nations Railroads File Joint Petition Washington nations railroads Thursday asked for a new increase in freight rates esti mated to yield approximately 091000000 a year in additional revenues A total of 699 carriers repre senting all the operating lines filed a joint petition with the in terstate commerce commission asking the increase and terming it necessary to bridge the gap be tween present railroad revenue and increased costs of operations The Jines involved have estimat ed their freight revenues for 1947 at based on present rates Iowa Farmer Dies From Auto Accident Injuries Carroll Doffing 72yearold Exira Iowa farmer died in a hospital here Wednesday night from injuries received in an automobiletruck accident near Brayton Iowa Monday Doffing suffered a crushed chest Sheriff Tom Finnerty said the accident occurred when a truck went out of control swerved to avoid a parked car and was in collision with Doffings car Wayne Templeman of Atlantic driver of the truck was released from an Atlantic hospital after treatment for back injuries SAME BUck llaf means traffic death in put 24 hours Earl Browdcr Finerl New York Browder former head of the communist party in America was fined in Bronx magistrates court Wednes day for spitting on a subway plat form AP Wirephnlo men working inside this boatyard shop at Whittman on Marylands eastern shore were stunned but otherwise unhurt when a bomb was accidentally dropped by an unidentified plane on the building Tr Baltimore Md Glenn L Martin company said Thursday that 2 1000pound sand and water ballast bombs broke loose Wednes day from one of its twinengine amphibian planes and fell near Kent Wittman Md the little fishing village where a bomb fell on a boat yard A company announcement said the plane was being tested for the navy Two bombs fell on Wittman Wednesday wrecking a boat yard and injuring the owner and his son One fell in a vacant field The company announcement said Two ballast bombs loaded with sand and water and weigh ing approximately 1000 pounds each were lost Wednesday in one of a series of experimental flights being made by Martin company pilots during testing of a Jarge twinengine amphibion plane for the navy The companys statement made Flood Control Appropriation for Missouri Basin Approved But House Turns Down Funds for Construction of Dam at Red Rock By HOWARD DOBSON AP Special Washington Service Washington control appropriations of for the Missouri basin have house approval As the house was approving the funds Wednesday Senator Murray DMont announced at the white house that he had just informed President Truman hear ings would be held lit the Mis souri valley this summer to speed action on legislation for a Mis souri valley authority The house appropriations comimttee in charge of the legis lation was challenged only on 2 major points The height of the Fort Randall dam in South Da kota and a proposal to add S5 000000 for beginning work on the Red Rock dam in central Iowa The bill which provides money for all war department civil func tions during this fiscal year con tains for work on the Fort Randall dam Plans now call for a 160foothigh earth dam with a hydroelectric productive capacity of 790000 kilowatts The bill as sent to the senate includes these proposed Missouri basin flood control appropria tions Council Bluffs Iowa Fort Randall includ ing for planning work on the Oahe S Dak Harlan county Nebr reservoir Hot Springs S Dak Missouri river between Kenslers Bend Nebr and Sioux City Missouri river be low Omaha and Omaha Chairman Engel RMich of the subcommittee said the 000 Missouri item for below Dmaha includes for levees on the Nishnabotna river n southwest Iowa and tor levees between the mouth of the Nishnabotna and Omaha Engel and Case opposed an amendment by Rep LeCompte RIowa which would have added for the Red Rock dam It lost 107 to 36 on a stand ing vote Red Rock dam authorized by congress in 1944 would be located on the Des Moines river near Cor dova in Marion county LeCompte urged approval pointing out that Des Moines river floods this year have done an estimated 000 worth of damage In the city of Ottumwa alone Iowa colleagues joined him ad ding that 1079000 acres of land were flooded by the Des Moines this year and an estimated 115 000000 tons of top soil were car ried away by the flood waters One said this equalled 6000000 acres of destruction Rep Hoffman RMich asked he house if it was turning down the request for flood control money in Iowa because they al ways vote republican out there Is it because you are so sure of them he queried I notice you arent so stingy with New York state and some others LeCompte told the house of the damage done in central and south ern Iowa by recent floods and said this flooding could have been avoided completely if the Red Rock dam had been built Case said that the army engi neers had not asked for any funds to begin work on the dam Rep Martin RIowa opposed a suggestion by Case that some planning money provided in the pill be used for the Red Rock project Iowa republican Reps Jensen Dolliver Hoeven and Talle also supported the amendment TBiey got help from Reps McDonough Jennings RTenn and Ranfcin all of whom had fought unsuccessfully earlier for projects in their own states The amendment was fought by Chairman Engel RMich of the appropriations subcommittee who said his subcommittee had never heard of anjvrequest for the Red Rock projecl Youth Hangs Self While Playing Tag Whitten Koch 14 son of Mr and Mrs Enis Koch was accidentally hanged while playing on his parents farm 3 miles east of here Wednesday night according to Hardin Coun ty Coroner E H Biersborn Koch a younger brother and sister and a visiting cousin were playing tag in the family yard when he climbed the rope of a swing into a tree He pulled the rope up after him and accident ally fell catching his head in a loop of the swing breaking his neck A doctor was called but the boy was dead when he arrived it clear that the airplane was be ing flown at an altitude of 9500 feet at the time the ballast bombs broke loose and that the crew be lieved the bombs had fallen into the waters of the Chesapeake Bay over which they were operating near the lower point of Kent is land The company further stated that a further investigation was being made The statement did not directly link the accident with Wednes days bombing of Wittman Wittman is about 5 miles from the lower point of Kent island One of the bombs struck a boat yard owned by J Walter Jones uprooting a cement foundation and demolishing one craft he was building Jones and his son Ed win were knockedunconscious by flying debris but neither was in jured seriously The 2nd bomb fell in an open field and did no damage FORD REJECTS FOREMEN UNION Withdraws Recognition as Bargaining Agent Detroit ff The Ford Motor company Thursday withdrew its recognition of the foremans Asso ciation of America an indepen dent union as bargaining agent for 3800 striking supervisory em ployes In a letter to Robert H Keys FAA president John S Bugas vice president and director of Ford public relations said Our experience with the Fore roans Association of America has forced us to the conclusion that management unions in this com pany are unsound in principle and unworkable in practice Under terms of the Taft Hart ley labor law Ford would not be required to recognize the fore mens union after Aug 22 when the new act becomes effective Although the company has had no contract with the foremen since May 9 it repeatedly expressed willingness in trie past to deal with those foremen who belonged to the union Packinghouse Workers at Wilson Plant in Cedar Rapids OK Pact Cedar Rapids 1900 CIO Packinghouse workers at the Wilson and company plant here Wednesday night ratified a 6 cent hourly wage increase pro vided in an agreement reached at Chicago earlier this week The pay boost established through companywide negotia tions is subject to ratification by each of the companys 8 locals HALF OF NATION COAL INDUSTRY FACING STRIKE Northern Producers Steel Captive Mines Reach Terms With Lewis Washington half of the nations soft coal industry was still confronted Thursday with the threat of an indefinite strike The other of northern Appalachian producers and the captive mines of steel virtually assured that production would resume when John L Lewis soft coal miners end their 10 day vacation next Tuesday Only those producers were in volved in the tentative wage contract which Lewis accepted Wednesday Spokesmen for the others doubted they could reach separate agreements before Tues day but were hopeful that any re sulting strike would be short Lewis called the policy commit tee of his United Mine Workers AFL to a meeting here Saturday to ratify the agreement with northern producers The individ ual companies must also approve the agreement which their agents worked out in secret sessions with Lewis The terms were not officially announced but informed sources said they assured the miners of what amounts to a 35 cents an hour pay increase Ratification would send almost 200000 miners back to work in pits that produce half of the na tions annual bituminous tonnage The terms cover miners in Penn sylvania Ohio Maryland north ern West Virginia and the captive mines of U S Steel corporation andother big steel producers Left out of the deal were the Indiana Illinois and far west pro ducers who ordinarily join in the northern Appalachian contract Thespokesmen for the far west returned home ending any chance of a weekend deal covering mines west of the Mississippi river Southern producers who have insisted upon separate negotia tions were also out in the cold Their negotiating committee was here however and may attempt to set up meetings with Lewis Informed sources said the north ern agreement granted Lewis de mands of a daily rate of for 8 hours work and travel time with a i hour paid lunch period The miners now receive for a 9 hour day overall The a day increase and reduction in hours means a rise of 35 cents an hour in the basic rate from to hourly On the knotty issue of Lewis health and welfare fund it was understood the operators agreed to continue paying into the fund at least the present royalty of 5 cents a ton and possibly 7i cents Lewis had asked 10 cents WeatherReport FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with possibility of a thundershower Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 65 High Friday 90 to 92 Iowa Partly cloudy with a few widely scattered thundershow ers in north central and extreme west section Thursday night and in north and west portions Friday Warmer Friday and in east and central portions Thurs day night Low Thursday night 65 to 70 west to 62 to 66 east High Friday 90 to 95 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with scat tered thundershowers Warmer Thursday night Cooler north westportion by Friday evening IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 61 At 8 a m Thursday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 58 AP Wirephoto MAY LEAVES J May former Ken tucky congressman leaves the federal district court in WashingtonThursday At right is his niece Mrs C B Roberts House Committee Approves Revived GOP Tax Slash Bill Shift in Demo Votes Raises Hope of Beating Veto in Both Chambers Washington new re publicanbacked bill to cut income taxes annually was approved 18 to 6 Thursday by the house ways and means commit tee A shift of democratic votes in of the measure brought im mediate predictions that the house and senate could override another presidential veto The bill is identical with the measure vetoed by President Tru man June 16 except that the ef fective date of the proposed tax reduction is changed from July 1 1947 to Jan 1 1948 Speaker Martin RMass set a new house showdown vote on the measure for next Tuesday Ways and Means Chairman Knutson RMinn author of the legislation said that under the tax cutting bill federal revenues in the fiscal year starting Wednesday would be to pay at least on the national debt The committee action came in the face of democratic predictions that another veto awaits the meas ure which would reduce income levies for 48000000 taxpayers by from 10J to 30 per cent depending on income level When the ways and means com mittee reported the first tax cut ting bill several months ago the vote was 16 to 9 with only one democrat joining the republicans in support of the legislation With the effective changed to next Jan 1 3 democrats joined 15 republicans in support of the legislation Thursday Six demo crats voted against it Chairman Taft Ohio of the senate republican policy commit tee told reporters the senate will take up the tax legislation imme diately after a pending measure for unification of the armed forces CORN FUTURES HIT NEW PEAK Prices Soar to a Bushel in Chicago Chicago corn futures rose to a bushel Thursday on the Chicago board of trade a new all time record for the 3rd consecutive day and the 7th rec ord price in 2 weeks Despite the desire of some trad ers to sell and turn a quick profit prices started to climb in the first Z hours and kept going until shortly before the close Market sources said that one of the factors bringing pressure on the market was the fact that the number of bushels of corn con tracted for delivery in July was many times that of the supply ap parently available Steeplejack Steals Flag Sitting Show at Des Moines Event Des Moines 39 year old Des Moines steeplejack who said he wanted to show a flag pole stander that he aint done noth ing yet rocked and swayed from a downtown building flagpole 300 feet above the street for 2 hours Wednesday Slithering up and down the top few feet of the pole and perching on the ball atop the pole Theo dore Franklin for 2 hours defied attempts to lure him from the pole A promise of a check final ly lured Franklin to the ground where he was seized by police and taken into custody The check was cancelled as soon as he was in cus tody Greafest Traffic Jam in Nations History Shaping Up for 3 Day Holiday Chicago greatest traffic jam in the nations history was shaping up Thursday Airlines railroads and bus lines prepared to handle recordsmash ing4th of July crowds The Na tional Safety Council and the American Automobile association agreed that all indications pointed to the highest volume of automo bile traffic in history during the 3day holiday weekend The council predicted that near ly 30000000 automobiles would clog the highways traveling a total of nearly 4000000000 miles The safety council predicted that 275 persons would be killed in automobile accidents during the weekend Fireworks drownings and other mishaps are expected to add several hundred more to the holiday death toll the council said Motor clubs throughout the midwest warned that motorists might find temporary spot short ages of gasoline but that supplies generally would be adequate A survey by the United Press indicated that traffic in most places would exceed that of last year The Chicago Motor club said highway travel would be 30 per cent greater than last year in Illi nois and Indiana The Texas Safety association predicted that 2000000 would be on the highways in that state alone and said the states holiday death toll would be bigger and worse than in 1941 when 28 were killed The nations railroads have ad ded trains and additional sections to existing trains to meet the holi day demand The Pennsylvania railroad said it was adding 68 trains to its New YorkWashing ton runs The Southern Pacific said 3 ex tra sections from San Francisco to Los Angeles and to Portland will be added Thursday and Mon day At Milwaukee railroads were preparing for the biggest weekend since long before the war They expected 50 per cent more pas sengers this year than last Rail i roads out of Atlanta Ga bound for Georgia and Florida beaches already were handling crowds more than 3 times above normal Reservations on all trains bound west and north from New York have been sold out for days Spokesmen at New Yorks La Guardia field reported a record total of almost 3400 plane seats sold for Thursday At Kansas City Mo the airlines have been sold out for 4 days United Air Lines expected an alltime travel record out of San Francisco COURT DEFERS SENTENCE FOR APPEAL ACTION ExCongressman Guilty of Selling Influence Other 2 for Bribery Washington man Andrew J May was con victed Thursday of selling his in fluence while wartime chairman of the house military committee A federal court jury also con victed Munitions Makers Henry and Murray Garsson of paying the 72 year old former Kentucky congressman more than in bribes for favors during the war years The 3 defendants received the verdict calmly All had relatives near them in the court room The jury deliberated only an hour and 50 minutes before reach ing its verdict climax o a trial that lasted 11 weeks Jury Foreman George E Wells solemnly answered guilty to each of the 3 counts in the in dictment which charged that May took money for interceding at the war department for the Garsson munitions combine In response to a defense re quest each of 7 men and 5 wom en jurors was polled on his deci sion Each juror replied guilty to each of the 3 counts against each of the 3 defendants The court deferred sentence until later to give the defense an opportunity for appeal motions The maximum penalty would be a sentence of 6 years in prison and fine Charles J Margiotti head of the defense counsel said he would appeal within 5 days At thattime he told the court he will file a motion for a judg of acquittal irrespective of the jurys decision a motion for arrested judgment and a motion for a new trial Margiottis request was granted and Trial Justice Henry A Schweinhaut said that bail for the defendants will be continued un til this matter is settled May licked his lips several times as the jury was being polled and at the conclusion remarked to reporters Well this is the end of round one Garsson said vehement ly Im still not guilty His brother Henry declined to make any comment lowan Swims 3 Blocks to Rescue Boys Cedar Rapids A Cedar Rapids fireman swam 3 blocks downstream to catch 2 boys and save them from drowning Wednes day in the swollen Cedar river Jess Hunter 32 jumped into the river when he saw the boys swept by the fire station After reaching them he held their heads above water until boats could reach them The boys who were taken from the river 11 blocks from where they entered it were Herman Myer 12 and Darwin Kane 14 Their condition was not consid ered serious although both suf fered from exhaustion Railroader Suffers Nosebleed as Train Plows Into Freight Woodbine the 2nd such collision in 2 days a Burlington freight train plowed into the rear of a standing Illinois Central freight train at the Woodbine sta tion Wednesday The cab of a 2unit Burlington Diesel engine was smashed C B Chalstrom Fort Dodge suffered the only injury a nose bleed An Illinois Central em ploye Chalstrom was riding on the Burlington freight as a pilot The accident occurred on an Il linoisCentral track over which Burlington trains have been de touring as a result of floods Late Tuesday night a Burlington freight and an Illinois Central freight collided headon on Illinois Central track at New Hartford Iowa killing one trainman TOMMY DORSEYS SEPARATE Hollywood Pat Dane curvaceous wife of Tommy Dorsey drove off to get a Reno divorce Thursday in the brand new Cadillac the trombonist gave her as a parting gift Dorsey had made a 6week hotel reservation for her in Reno The amicable parting ended a 4year marriage   

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