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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                QRTH IOWAS ILY PAPER ITED FOR THE HOME MMHTMEHT t HflTtftf ARCHIVES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UIUIJ Associated Press arid United Preu Full Leued Wires a Copjrl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 11 This Piper Consists of Two No 133 EASTWEST RIFT Military Supplies Total Half Greek Aid Program Washington 1 m wold chief of the American aid j Vjl v3K 11 UUpb mission to Greece said Friday military supplies valued att DOOOOQ already are en route to equip the Greek army and navy on an antibandit basis Griswold told a news conference hat the equipment now moving to J S ports for shipment is largely rom United States army and navy surplus It includes light mountain tack artillery mules food for roops ammunition and some rucks and jeeps Shipments of military supplies icheduled to comprise half the aid program probably ivill continue into the fall Gris wold said Describing the efforts to main aiu security as an essential part of economic recovery Griswold said that it would be hard to mild a bridge and have it blown up right away We believe the reconstruction program will help break up the guerrilla bands he added In the first breakdown of aid lans Griswold said that it is pro josed to spend about o r agricultural rehabilitation 48000000 for rebuilding ports highways and industry tor food clothing and other civil angoods to cope with malaria tuberculosis and other health problems and to xain Greek nationals GlobeGazette Photo NOT Wooldridge 9 year old son of Mr and Mrs Ed Wooldridge is one lowan who doesnt seem worried by the reported corn crop failure in Iowa Hes already picking his teeth in anticipation of those roasting ears He has more cause for optimism than some The corn hes knee deep in is better than most in North Iowa I Conway Pessimistic Sh Corn Crop Prospect Meat Supply Chicago P Livestock meat authorities in the nations largest marketing center disagreed Friday as to the effect on sup plies indicated in the governments forecast of a sharp drop in the corn crop H M Conway market analyst for the National Livestock Pro ducers association termed the governments estimated production as optimistic and said the coun try is in a fairly critical situation which is more likely to go worse than not The American Meat Institute however said it could see no drastic effect on meat supplies or prices resulting from the possible short crop while a spokesman for one of the large meat packing companies jSaid the reduced pro duction of corn was unlikely to have much effect because of the muchlarger carryover of corn this year than last Conwaysaid the estimated 2 612000000bushel corn crop was right on the critical edge as far as livestock production is con cerned It is not bad enough to force liquidation of breeding stock but if it should drop to 2400000 000 or below you will see market ing of sows and gilts which would be the source of future pork sup plies Both yield and total produc tion of corn will depend on your subsequent weather conditions We havent yet had any real corn weather and because of the late season the crop likely will be soft with high moisture content and low feeding quality This means the feeding ratio likely will be low and the farmer will not increase his hog produc tion until hecan see good corn prospects and a good feed ratio The result will be noincrease in pork production Hogs will be marketed at lighter weight and this will bring less tonnage That situation will last clear into late next year As for catlte fewer will be fin ished out and there will be a con tinued shortage of better grades of beef There will be more of the lower grades because of the large number of range cattle which will be kept out on grass in stead of being run through the feedlots This condition also will last until late next year Charles City Lad Dies in Fall From Hay Mow Charles City Sharp 6yearold son of Mr and Mrs Marvin Sharp died at a hospital Friday of injuries received in a fall from a hay mow ladder The boy was playing hide and seek with his brothers when he tumbled 25 feet suffering a skull fracture The Sharps are farming south of Charles City PREDICTS LABOR PEACE T01949 Points Out Peaceful Settlements Aim of All Washington UP One of the governments topflight labor of ficials encouraged by wage agree ments in the hard arid soft coal and flat glass industries Friday predicted a long period of labor management peace possibly ex tending through 1948 The official who asked that his name be withheld said both labor and management appear to be placing the emphasis on amicable settlements that will assure steady production and economic prosper ity He said it was significant thai agreements in the anthracite anc glass industries achieved Thurs daywere reached without gov ernment assistance And the offi cial added that labor leaders seem as anxious as those of managemenl to avoid giving the government any reason to intervene in con tract negotiations The agreements concluded Thursday leave railroad and ship yard workers as the only major segments of industry whose wage demands still are unsettled the government official said The demands of IS nonoperat ing railroad unions for a 20cent anhour pay boost have gone to mediation First conferences are scheduled next week on demands of 5 operating brotherhoods for 4 rules changes The shipyard workers are In volved in the nations lone big lime strike A total of 70000 CIO shipbuilding workers are out on the east and gulf coast ports to back up their demands for wage boosts and other concessions Mayor Fixes Tickets Pays for 3 Fines Dallas Texas Jim my Temple welcoming visiting firemen to the city jokingly tolc them hed fix it if any of them got into trouble while here Three of them did They go traffic tickets A man of his word Temple fixed the tickets over in fines He forked HELP HELP Menlo Park Cal tisement by a motor sales com pany Murdercycle 1944 2cylinder Please come and buy this befon we get killed trying to ride it 23 Votes to Decide Fate V iJ Washington Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed Fri day that 2 or 3 votes would de cide whether the public is to get income taxes on Jan 1 An administration source and a highranking republican counted noses in the senate and concluded the odds right now were slightly in favor of the upper house sus taining President Trumans prom ised veto of the revised GOP in come tax reduction bill The democratic source said his poll showed a veto would be up held with 4 or 5 votes to spare The republican leader said sup porters of the measure still needed at least 2 converts to assure them the twothirds majority to over ride However GOP leaders who are pushing the bill through congress for the 2nd time in 2 months ex pressed confidence that they could muster the necessary ma jority for the showdown vote probably next week The tax leg islation already has won house approval and the senate is ex pected to pass it and send it to the white house Saturday Other congressional develop ments Marshall Sen Walter F George said the admin istration would have a better chance of getting congressional approval for the Marshall plan if it put European relief on a year toyear basis Loyalty The house was ready to take up legislation establishing a permanent 5man federal loyal ty commission The bill given top priority among republicans must legislation would replace President Trumans plan for hav ing each agency check the loyalty of its own employes War frauds Chairman Earl C Michener of the house judiciary committee said his group would give judicious and adequate crinsideration to charges of war contract settle ment frauds made by Comptroller General Lindsay C Warren Foreign information Congres sional cuts in the state depart ment budget were said to have necessitated elimination of U S information and cultural activities in at least 9 countries More than 1700 employes throughout the world reportedly wtiTbe dismissed as result of the economy drive Unification The house prob ably will act on the armynavy unification bill next week A sub committee is scheduled to finish work on the final draft Saturday Members of the 7 man group re portedly disagree over whether the new secretary of national se curity should have to be a civilian or whether he could be either a civilian or a military man as in the senate version of the bill which was passed Wednesday Flood control Congress ap peared disposed to boost funds for flood control work in the Mis souri river basin but republican leaders said the bill endorsed by President Truman to create a Mis souri valley authority didnt have a chance of passage Battle Rebels in Mountains By L S CHAKALES Athens Greek gen eral staff said in a communique Friday that Greek troops despite stiff resistance were pushing westward 4000 guerrillas who were attempting to seize territory near Albania Official informants said the guerrillas were fighting along a pitched battle line in 66000foot leaks of Mt Grammos 15 miles Tom the Albanian border War Minister George Stratos said the rebel aim was to establish a com munist state The struggle has been in pro gress since June 27 It is centered 22 miles southwest of Kastoria War Minister George Stratos said an international brigade of 2500 had been spotted in the Yugoslav port of Split The rebels were reported offer ing determined resistance from behind fortified points for the first tune since the Greek army offensive started April 9 The communique said 2 more fortified points had been taken and that the army captured 10000 rounds of ammunition 15 cases of hand grenades 13 mortars and a great number of rifles Previously the guerrillas had been reported ordered by their leaders not to make frontal war with the army or gendarmerie The bulk of the insurgent force of 4000 around Mt Grammos was believed to beremnants of rebel bands broken up in the Pindus Olympia Hassia and Antihassia mountains during previous months t Some military circles said the determined guerrilla resistance indicated an attempt to keep open supply lines to Albania All terrain in the battle area is mountainous All movement is by foot or by donkey because roads of consequence do not exist Gen Napoleon Zervas minister of public order told a news con ference that large stores of arms and ammunition had been seized in Kavalla Salonika and other points and that communists had expected to use the equipment in their plan F uprising throug out Greece Zervas said the plot had been smashed and that more than 3000 leaders were under arrest RETURN 2 ESCAPEES Chicago youths ar rested earlier this week when the automobile they were driving was in a minor collision have been turned over to Iowa officials Po lice said the 2 Robert Vick 16 of Holland Mich and William Johnson 15 had escaped from the state juvenile home at Toledo Iowa The auto was reported to have been stolen at Tama Iowa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Little change in temperature Low 60 65 high Saturday 85 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday nighl and Saturday with scattered showers northwest portion Fri day night and northwest and extreme west portions Satur day little change in tempera ture high 83 to 87 low Friday night middle 60s 5Day Outlook The mean temper ature will average 3 to 5 de grees above the Iowa normal of 74 degrees Seasonable tempera tures or somewhat higher ex cept moderately cooler around Monday Precipitation will be very unevenly distributed aver aging around threequarters inch and occurring as widely scat tered showers in western Iowa Friday night and Saturday and rather generally Sunday or Sunday night Scattered showers over western sections again Tuesday or Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered showers in south and east portion Friday night and Saturday and in northwest por tion Saturday evening Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Friday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 61 CABINET FINDS LITTLE EFFECT ON WAGE SETUP Importance of Coal Contracts Exaggerated Truman Advisers Claim Washington ff President Truman Friday decided to send congress within the next 10 days a special midyear report on the economic outlook including the possible effect of John L Lewis new coal wage gains on living costs Fresidential Secretary Charles G Ross said this was decided at a meeting of Mr Truman with his cabinet He said the concensus of the meeting was that there has bene a tendency to exaggerate the importance of the coal settle ment or the overall wage pic ture Of course if prices should go up as a result that would be a matter of concern Ross added Edwin G Nourse chairman of the presidents council of eco nomic advisers read to the cab inet a memorandum on the state of the nations business based on the councils continuing research ers Ross said the cabinet felt it would be a very useful thing to put these findings out for the benefit of congress and the coun try He added thathe does not know whether there will be white house recommendations for legis lation in connection with the find ing Ross would not confirm reports that the council still expects as it did in March that a business downturn threatens and that a noticeable decline in consumers disposable income will have an adverse effect on jobs and pro duction when present record breaking reports fall off Lewis tucked another fat con tract in his pocket Friday giving 75000 hard coal miners the same pay boost he had wangledfor 400000 soft coal dig gers Disclosure of the agreemen1 came with surprising suddenness Thursday night after only a few hours of negotiations between the United Mine Workers chief and representatives of the anthracite industry Under the contracts soft coa miners will get more money anc work shorter hours and the hare coal miners more money for the same hours Lewis obtained a 441cen hourly wage increase for soft coaF miners and a 171cent raise for anthracite miners The difference comes from a re duction in the soft coal miners working day from 9 to 8 hours and absorption in his basic hourly rate of daily work for which he formerly received premium pay Actually both the bituminous and anthracite miners got an in crease in the daily wages they wil take home of a day On the soft coal 8hour day this figures out to exactly15 cents an hour or the same amount CIO unions won in steel and other industries SET HEARING ON SCHOOL BUDGET Iowa Falls Board Asks by Taxation Iowa amount to be raised by taxation for the Iowa Falls independent school distric for the coming year is according to Mrs Mildred Robb secretary of the board of educa tion The amount to be raised by taxation is based on a school pop ulation of 996 A hearing on the proposed bud get will be at Central school Aug 4 at p m GOING TO DENMARK Washington IP Secretary o State Marshall has announced tha Dr Malcolm H Soule of the Uni versity ofMichigan would hea a 13man delegation to the 4th international congress for micro biology at Copenhagen Denmark opening July 20 Dr C H Werk man Iowa State college will be a member of the delegation fused to discuss needs and con tributions an allocation of for civilian needs from American aid in postUNRRA help and 300 in exports Greece is likely to call on the European economic pool for another She will be able to export little AP Wlrcphoto LINEUP FOR PARIS in the Russian sphere of Europe black areas have rejected bids to attend the Paris conference opening Saturday on the Marshall plan for economic aid to Europe All other coun tries except Germany and Spain will attend Spain was not invited and Germanys interests will be handled by the representatives of the occupying powers Report Europe Ready With Ideas for Rebuilding Economy London survey of European capitals disclosed Thursday that many of the nations which will cooperate in the Marshall plan will come to the Paris conference Saturday with something definite to offer toward rebuilding the Eu ropeaneconomy The reports indicated that the delegations will go to Paris not merely to ask for United States dollars but to state how far they go toward organizing a pro gram of self help The survey disclosed that the knottiest problem facing the eco nomic planners will it has been since the shortage of coal British spokesmen were not ex plicit as to what the United Kingdom could offer A foreign office source said the contribu tion would include machinery industrial products and plastics Britain could not supply coal or food he added France could contribute iron phosphate bauxite potash motor tires manufactured products of various kinds including textiles and mechanical equipment France needs foodstuffs as well as industrial and mining equipment machine tools textile machinery and such raw materials as cotton wool and silk Italys principal contribution government informants said can be manpower skilled and un skilled A labor survey showed 2177489 registered unemployed 1179673 from industry In ad dition Italy could contribute pre cision and electrical appliances motors including cars and trucks and she can get the coal The situation in other countries as reported by Associated Press correspondents offical source said that if Denmark could get dollar credits to purchase fodder fer tilizer and agricultural machinery the country could fully exploit its agricultural potential and boost food exports as much as 50 per cent quarters said Turkey will be able to furnish un specified amounts of coal and grain and in return will need credits probably as much as 000000 to bring her economy to proper standards coaltinplate copper sulphate wheat rice fuel oiL Officials declined to disclose their contributions Irish will emphasize they can make a very valuable food contribution provided the country can get fertilizer and ma chinery Switzerland authorities were reluctant to discuss possible con tributions or needs Unofficial es timate said Switzerland would need in the first years of the Marshall plan 3500000 tons of coal 500000 tons of iron and steel 200000 tons of gasoline 610000 tons of feed stuffs 517000 tons of bread grains and 180000 tons of sugar of coal the greatest need was manpower The coal shortage Is causing wide re percussions in the Swedish econ omy Wood which could be used for pulp paper and construction now goes for heating SAME Black flag means trafflo death la pas sources re ti houM 15Year Old Loses Eye But Says Hell Still Play Baseball Boston ff Fifteen year old John Kennedy hasnt lost his en thusiasm for baseball even though a surgeon removed his right eye as a result of a diamond accident The city hospital surgeon de cided the operation was necessary Thursday after young Kennedys right eyebrow was severely gashed by a hardthrown ball while at tending a school for young play ers at Fenway Park He was sitting in the first base dugout when the ball caromed of the glove of another youth Ken nedy told hospitalattaches he in tended to continue his sports ac tivities as soon as he recovered 2 Illinois Men Die in AutoTrain Crash Davenport G Craig 19 and his cousin James A Craig 20 both of Galesburg 111 were fatally injured Thursday night in a trainautomobile collision at crossing in East Davenport The youths who were employee at the J I Case company here died shortly after the accident Coroner Frank C Keppy said ai investigation of the accident woult be made but he was undecidet whether an inquest would be held Child Killed by Truck on Farm Near Bluffton PARIS ALL SOVIET AXIS OUT AS CZECHS FOLLOW STALIN Finland Also Refuses Bid to Conference on Marshall Aid Plan By JOHN M fflGHTOWER appears ready Friday to throw into a bit ter fight against the Marshall plan for European recovery every wea pon of political economic and propaganda power at its disposal The division of Europe over the issue is virtually complete and a series of critical tests of relative Soviet and American strength are t hand That is the situation with which ecretary ot State Marshall had to eal Friday as he prepared for the rst of a series of semisecret ses ions with the senate foreign rela ons committee in an effort to trengthen bipartisan foreign pol cy support in the critical months head Concern over the situation in Surope was focused here by Czechosovakias irect dictation from o attend the Marshall plan con erence opening Saturday in Paris diplomatic officials placed con iderable emphasis on the fact the Czechs explained that Moscow regard their attendance as an action against the Soviet Union The Prague government thus vas compelled to shelve what American officials had regarded is that countrys primary inter in economic o avoid possible reprisals from ts powerful eastern neighbor Some authorities here called his the crudest demonstration el of ruthless Soviet domination of border governments They said t showed also the extreme con cern with which the Soviets view he Marshall plan and the vigor with which they can be expected o oppose It at every point With Czechoslovakias and he every coun in eastern Europe has said no some with obvious reluct ance to the BritishFrench invi ation to attend the Paris confer mce Finland owes Russia heavy payments and has less reedom of choice than either Fo and or Czechoslovakia was sup posed to have had Hence responsible authorities lad not expected Finnish accept ance What they do expect is that Rus sia will turn its propaganda mills and those of western European ommunists loose to attack with out restraint every phase of the Marshall project as it develops In such countries as France and Italy moreover the communists are in a position to employ politi cal strikes and other disruptive tactics to try to block final ac ceptance of the plan or its later application On the other side of the picture as American officials see it there are these difficulties confronting the Russians They now stand as declared op ponents of Americanbacked or ganized European recovery They probably have been forced nto a premature disclosure of the extent of their Semination over such governments as the Polish and Czech The belief here is they would have preferred no show downs such as those of the past few days They have cut off millions of people from access to the aid in reviving trade and industry which the Marshall plan is designed to provide and the political forces which develop in protest against this situation may be powerful They have also put the com munist party in western Europe in a political dilemma The munists in France for instance evidently face a tough choice of following the Moscow line of op position to the Marshall plan or accepting the French governments support of it As a result the party may find itself hardpressed in the western countries and some officials here believe it may lose strength Decorah Robert Blaess 1 months old was instantly killec Wednesday when his father Leon ard Blaess Bluff ton farmer backed his truck over the lad Hi head was completely crushed Blaess did not see the boy Yen for Strawberries Turns Out to Be Costly Los Angeles was a cost ly yen for strawberries that Rel Brown had Brown stopping at a hotel here couldnt remember whether his diet allowed him to eat the ber ries His copy of the diet was in London So before ordering breakfast he put in a TransAtlantic call to his wife She informed him he could have the berries Brown breakfasted sumptuous ly on eggs toast coffee cream and fresh strawberries Cost plus in phpnc tolls   

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