Mason City Globe Gazette, October 7, 1947

Mason City Globe Gazette

October 07, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION nrnrn VOL un Aaoditad Prat Onltwl FHM Full Lewd TCm Flvv Ctnto a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 7 1947 Thli Paper Consists ot Two Si 308 NLRB UPSETS NONRED OATH RULE RUSSIA AGREES TO BIG 4 TALK OVER GERMANY Set Nov 25 for Second Attempt to Arrange Nations Peace Treaty By ALEX SINGLETON AP Staff Correspondent London British for eign office announced Tuesday Russia had agreed to a Big Four foreign ministers council Nov 25 for a 2nd attempt to write a Ger man peace treaty which may pro vide a crucial test of world co operation A spokesman for the foreign of fice at the same time declared the manifesto issued by communists of 9 European nations calling on their supporters to resist Unitec States and British imperialism represented a clear deterioration of the international situation The spokesman said the creation of what the communists called an information bureau in the Yugo slav capital of Belgrade was the official resuscitation of the corn intern the communist agency de voted in the past to world revolu tion The manifesto was sharply criti cal of Prime Minister Attlee and Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin The foreign office comment came only after 24 hours of study The Italian communist leader Lugi Longo denied in Rome thai the information bureau constitu ted a abbreviation for communist international which the Russians asserted was dis banded in May of 1913 when Ger man armies were deep in Russia and U S leaselend supplies were flowing freely into the Soviet Union Longo said the bureau stemmed from a growing danger of war Diplomatic circles speculated on how much if aijv the formation of the bureau might complicate or ease the atmosphere of the No vember foreign ministers confer ence United States and French ac ceptances previously had been re ceived All 4 powers agreed like wise to ameeting in London Nov 6 of deputies of the foreign min isters to lay groundwork for the main conference The Nov 25 date was a postponement from the or iginal plan to meet early in No vember It avoids possible conflicts with the United Nations meeting in New York A previous meeting in Moscow in March on German and Austrian peace treaties made no progress Peace has been restored to all nations except those and Japan The newspapers of western Eu rope aside from those of the ex treme left gravely interpreted in bold banner lines and acrimoni ous editorials the communistde cision to form the coordinated information bureau as the be ginning of intensified ideological warfare With the alarm came some sug gestion of relief over the emer gence of the struggle into the open The mask is is as well said Londons Daily Herald organ of the labor party The social democrat newspaper of Copenhagen Social Demarka ten commented that the corn intern went underground but now it has come out of the darkness Moscow throws off its mask said the Trance Libre which favors Gen Charles De Gaulle The conservative London Daily Telegram said Russias acceptance of the Nov 25 date for the for eign ministers meeting was re ceived with satisfaction in Great Britain the inviting power Of the communist information bu reau it said editorially The new move does of course contribute to the ending of lin gering hopes that Russia will play a loyal and constructive part in world revival The rightist Paris newspaper tEpoque asked that the com munist party be outlawed as the Russian 5th column in France The noncommunist newspapers generally characterized the or ganization a revival of the 3rd international LEpoqne said The whole of France which does not want foreigners to plunge jUs into war should come to an Understanding in the face of facts Jmd the imminence of danger to decide the immediate outlawing of the communist party the party of war at the orders of the Soviets Norwegian newspapers from the conservatives to the official mouthpiece of the labor govern ment stressed that the communist move had widened the cleft be tween the west and the east The communists have taken considerable pains to deny that the new organization formed in Poland last month is a revival of the Comintern which was ordered out of business by Prime Minister Stalin In 1943 PRIME MINISTER ATTLEi UP British Cabinet EMANUEL SHINWELL From Fuel Post Report Shinwell Is Ousted in Shakeup of British Cabinet Large Scale Move by Attlee Will Remove Other High Officials London London Star reported late Tuesday that Prune Minister Attlee had removed Pue Minister Emanuel Shinwell the chairman of the labor party from his cabinet in a large scale gov ernmental shakeup Shinwell will become war min ister a job which does not carry cabinet rank and puts him under the immediate supervision of the defense minister the Star said The lished by Lord Beaverbrook anc the Conservative Evening News joined in forecasting removal oi Shinwell as fuel minister The Standardsaid War Minis ter Fred Bellenger Supply Minis ter John Wilmot and Joseph West wood secretary of state for Scot land were leaving the govern Several ministers about whom rumors of demotion or dismissal have circulated will stay in the government the Standard said II said these included Defense Min ister A V Alexander Health Minister Aneurin Bevan and Food Minister John Strachey Attlee saw King George VI Tues day morning apparently to go through with the formality of re ceiving the sovereigns assent to changes in the cabinet Attlee whose leadership has been attacked by both the left and right drove to Buckingham palace shortly before noon to ask the kings for changes expected to affect several senior as well as junior ministers A government informant said She shake up would be announced in Wednesday morning newspa pers Newspapers of different politi cal complexions had said that Attlee wanted to replace Fuel Minister Emanuel Shinwell who was blamed by political opponents for last winters fuel crisis The report brought public objections xom the left wing Published reports also had said Attlee wanted to shift Aneurin Bevan left wing minister of lealth Bevan in a statement held by some to be unprecedented in British politics said several days ago that he hopes to be spared to carry on the ministrys work Both Shinwell and Bevan com mand large followings in the la bor party largely among the left wing Speculation also has centered around the names of aging Vis count Addison minister of com monwealth relations Ministers of Supply John Wilmot Defense Vtinister A V Alexander War Minister F J Bellenger and Vis count Hall first lord of the ad miralty The strong men of the cabinet Secretary Ernest Bevin Minister of Economic Affairs Sir Stafford Cripps Deputy Premier lerbert Morrison and Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh were not expected to be affected Conservative political writers lave said that many ministers have strongly resisted Attlees suggestions for changes in which they were involved The conservative Daily Tele fraph headlined a shakeup story Mr Attlees prestige at stake Dublishers Charge Typographical Union With Violation of Act Cincinnati Pi The American Newspaper Publishers association uesday charged the International Typographical union with viola ion of the labormanagement re ations act of 1947 The charges were filed with the egional national labor relations Doard here by Cranston Williams f New York general manager of ANPA who said the action was uthorized by the ANPA board of Urectors RUSS DEFEATED IN PRESS VOTE Test Comes on Soviet Warmongering Drive Lake Success Soviet Union was decisively defeated Tuesday in the first votes taken in a United Nations assembly committee on the Eussian cam to mongers through efforts of the world press The votes 7 in ill came in the assemblys social committee at the end of a 2day procedural wrangle It became so heated that theSsi multaneous translation system broke down at points The Argentine delegate inter rupted debate once with a shouted demand that thecomButteechange its chairman Dr OsCar Lange of Poland The Russians thug lost in this committee fight their demand that the assembly instruct the forth coming world conferenceon free dom of information ana of the press to commit the world press to a campaign against fascism and warmongers The Russians have been defeated on this issue before in the U N sub commission of freedom of information and of the press and in the economic and social council The whole Soviet resolution was defeated by a vote of 7 for 33 opposed and 7 absentions It was first voted on by sections Cooler Weather is Heading Into Iowa Des Moines cool er weather appeared headed into Iowa Tuesday with the weather bureau forecasting low temper ature readings Tuesday night of 40 to 50 degrees Lowest reading Monday night was 51 degrees at Spencer The weather bureau also fore cast a high Friday of 85 degrees in southeast Iowa and lower else where compared with a 92 de gree high Monday inDes Monies No precipitation was reported Monday or Monday night Some rain fell during a thunderstorm at Atlantic early Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Tuesday night with lowest tem perature 40 to 45 Wednesday fair and rather cool with high est temperature 65 to 70 Iowa Clearing Tuesday night pre ceded by scattered showers in the extreme east portion cooler Tuesday night Generally fair and rather cool Wednesday Low Tuesday night 40 north west to 52 southeast High Wednesday 68 to 72 owa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal high is 64 in northern Iowa 69 in southern Iowa Normal low is 41 in north 45 in south Rattier cool Wed nesday warmer in west portion Thursday and in entire state Friday Cooler Saturday and Sunday Rainfall will average inch occurring as general rains Friday and Saturday Minnesota Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday Cool er Tuesday night continued cool Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday Maximum 84 Minimum 61 8 a ra Tuesday 64 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 46 i Survey Shows Meatless Tuesday Off to Slow Start in Iowa See Page 10 for Local Story By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Meatless Tuesday pro gram urged by President Trumans citizens good committee got off to a hesitant start in Iowa Tuesday a preliminary survey of restaurants and housewives indicated Some restaurants already had made up their menus before the request wax announced Some were leaving the question up to the con science of the patron Others re moved all meat from the menu The general attitude however appeared to be one of wait and see Many restaurant operators were awaiting further clarifica tion of plans by the Iowa Restau rant Association Quick surveys in various Iowa cities brought forth the following reports action taken yet Meat served in all eating places One cafeteria posting signs Lets keep meat on the table by not Grain Margin Hike Ushers in USFood Plan Washington hike in margins on the nations big grain exchanges at the insistence of the government Tuesday ushered in the1 first of President Trumans meatless Tuesday to save fooc for Europe The markets at Chicago Kan sas City and Minneapolis doubled the cash down payment on deal for future delivery as demanded by the president to curb what he called gamblers in grain As the presidents waste less food program moved out of the planning stage and into operation there were these developments 1 The National Restaurant as sociation pledged its members to serve no meat on Tuesdays and no poultry or eggs on Thursdays Z Representatives of the dis tilling industry gathered foe a meeting here Wednesday to dis cuss the presidents request a 60day shutdown 3 The agriculture department seeking to head off a meat fam ine a year from now talked of asking farmers to plan for maxi mum hog production and gamble that big crops next season will relieve the feed grain shortage ijFhc United Nations food and agriculture organization predicted that more people will die of hun ger next year than were killed in any year of the war and that present shortages will continue beyondthe 1948 5 disclosed it stepped up wheat purr chases lor export to 2396364 bushels last week compared with 9089880 bushelSvtheweek before The big grain markets which have contended all along that grain exports and not speculation caused high prices fixed their new margins at 33 per cent The increased down payment was placed in force with the open ing of trading Tuesday morning Previous transactions are not af fected Directors of the Chicago and Minneapolis exchanges saidthey bowed to the government demand against our better judgment be cause they believe the step will drive out of the market the risk capital which has heretofore been a vital stabilizing influence President Trurnan declared in his Sunday address launching the food campaign that the margins would have to go up because the cost of living must not be a foot ball to be kicked about by gam blers in grain Dies of Injuries When Struck by Automobile Dubuque Han sen 60 of Dubuque died Mon day of injuries suffered Saturday night when he was struck by an automobile while crossing the street Police arrested Raymond Wcr singer 20 on a speeding charge Coroner Norbert Behr announced he would hold an autopsy and in quest Tuesday SAME DATE CBIick flat mUfi ID put U AP wirephoto CLAIMS KICKS Louise Anderson 18 Des Moines typist says she was fired by State Auditor C B Akers because she would not give a month to the GOP campaign funds Akers Denies Firing Typist for Refusing Kickback of State Auditor Says She Quit After Reprimand for Insubordination Des Moines affidavit was made public Monday by Doro hy Louise Anderson 18 Des Moines typist charging that she was discharged by State Auditor C B Akers because she would not contribute a month from ler salary to republican campaign funds Akers promptly denied the report Afcers denied the girl was dis charged I didnt fire her at all he said had been guilty of rank in subordination and I told her to correct her ways or else quit So she quit The affidavit charges that both Prank Hanson deputy state audi or and Akers secretary Aletha Saylor had pressed Miss Ander son to contribute to the campaign unds Miss Anderson said that when she refused she could sense an extremely unfriendly attitude oward me She said Hanson told her that he a month would provide 50 Man Shrugs OH Loss in Coin Matching With Strangers Omaha Nebr Elder 79 year old retired contractor of Coeur dAlene Idaho Tuesday shrugged off his loss here and continued his train trip to Perry Iowa Police said Elder was engaged In an oddmanwins coin match ing game with 2 strangers in a railroad station and he wound up with 11 bills in the hole While waiting between trains Elder fell in with a strange man who suggested they play oddmanwins with another stranger He and the first man agreed to heir winnings Elder said They were ahead when the losing stranger suggested a gamble for but demanded that Elder first show that he had hat much money Elder reached nto his pocket and peeled off 11 century notes and gave them to the first stranger to hold the Idahoan related to police After winning again the No 1 stranger told Elder he would meet him at the train and divide the profits That was the last he saw of the man he said Oh well he sighed theres more where that money came from Then he caught his train cents for Governor Blues cam paign fund 50 cents for Akers campaign expenses and to the general GOP fund She said Akers told her they couldnt fire me for failure to make the contribution but work ing conditions would be made so miserable I would want to quit The affidavit charged her pay check was held up last Thursday and she was called to Akers of fice where Hanson asked her again to contribute I said I was going to quit sooner than be compelled to make the contribution and he then handed me my check and I left immediately the affidavit said The affidavit was notarized by Philip Colaveccio Des Moines at torney Miss Anderson began work at the auditors office last January She had worked there 9 months when her employment ended She said in response to a ques tion Friday that no suggestion that she contribute to GOP campaign funds was made until she at work for 2 months At first they were very nice to me she said After they asked me to contribute and I said I couldnt afford to do so they seemjed cool toward me Miss Anderson said the affidavit was made public through her at torney Qeorge OMalley She said she did not want her job back at the statehouse but that she might plan some further action Exclude 3 Holidays in Meatless Eggless Plan Washington f Americans wont be asked to forego turkey on Thanksgiving Christmas and New Years although these holi days fall on eggless and poultry less Thursdays under the food conservation program President Trumans food com mittee Monday modified the pro gram to exclude the 3 holidays wasting any on the plate Mason shows mid dle of the road attitude Joe E W Segar director of the Iowa Rest aurant Association said check of area from Mas3h City to Algona showed many operators felt the war was over and the food emer gency all they have their own business to look after Cedar least 12 res taurants are complying Fiftyfive other eating places have not an nounced their intentions Clinton Restaurants already had menus prepared and were serving meat as usual Tuesday No organized action planned yet for future Housewives in markets as usual and some said they gave up meat during the war and are through with meatless days of restaurants of fering fish macaroni or vege table dinners In one or two cases meat choice left to customer as usual in cafes Charles not removing meat from menu at once but watching Offering meatless meals with others Some plan to remove meat courses next Tues day including one or two meat dishes for custo mers who do not wish to comply May eliminate Tuesday meat dishes in future Most patrons asked for bread or toast at break fast Council of restau rants offering meat meals but also offering nonmeat meals and leaiN ing it up to customer Iowa eating facilities operated by University of Iowa reported Tuesday to be acting in accordance with President Tru mans program to save food Resr taurants were awaiting word from Iowa Restaurant Association meet ing in Des Moines while survey of several points showed general at tempts by housewives to live up to program In Des Moines Secretary L J fiadtke of the Iowa Restaurant As sociation said he believed the situ ie clarified when the organizations board of directors issued a statement of policy Wed nesday afternoon Weve had a lot of calls and the general reaction from our members has been that they will follow along with whatever prd gram the association recommends Radtke said In Des Moines a few restaurants had meatless menus but most al ready had their menus planned or meat ordered he explained 93 OF IOWAS CORN TO MATURE Des Moines 93 per cent of Iowas 1947 corn crop will mature and it is in ex cellent condition as to moisture content the weekly crop and weather bulletin said Tuesday It seems fairly certain now however that about 7 per cent of Iowas corn Mill not mature ahead of freezing weather the bulletin said in a review of conditions as of Oct 6 The bulletin also reported that about 8 per cent of the states soy beans were harvested during the past week Attractive harvest price in ducements for quick delivery were possibly a factor in promoting early harvest as the midweek rains interfered with the plans of some to start combining the bul letin said Bather general rains during the 7day period improved surface moisture conditions and welcomed by wheat growers the report added Fall plowing was estimated 47 per cent complete and wheat seeding 48 per cent complete Pastures were described as im proved but subsoil moisture con ditions are deficient nearly every where and more rains are needed State Department to Dismiss Any Employe Deemed Security Risk Washington state de partment announced Tuesday thaft in the interest of the United States it will immediately dis miss any officer or employe who is deemed to be a security risk The department noting that it is a vital target for persons en gaged in espionage or subversion of the U S government laid down a broad set of principles to determine whether its employes and officers are good security risks The action was taken under the authority vested in the secretary of state to terminate the employ ment of anyone whenever he shall deem such termination necessary or advisable in the in terest of the United States A personnel security board has been established within the de partment to pass on cases of ques tionable loyalty UNION LEADERS NEED NOT SIGN BOARD DECIDES Clashes With Denhams Interpretation of New TaftHartley Labor Act Washington National Labor Helations Board ruled Tuesday 4 to 1 that top AFL and CIO officers are not required by the TaftHartley law to sign non communistaffidavits Overriding an interpretation by its own general counsel Robert M Denham the board decided that insofar as bargaining election pro cedures are concerned the law re quires affidavits only from offi cers of individual unions and their locals While the board has the final say so on elections to determine union representation rights Den ham has the last word on whether the board can hear a charge of an unfair labor practice Thus the board can only impose its view the law only in cases involving questions of union representation or bargaining rights Denham had taken the position earlier that an AFL or CIO union is barred under the law from us ing NLHB services unless the AFL or CIO leaders as well as indiv idual union officers sigiled state ments disclaiming communism The boards majority decision was signed by 3 members Chair man Paul M Herzog and Members John M Houston and James J Reynolds Jr a separate concur ring opinion was submitted by member Abe Murdock The only dissenter was member J Cope land Gray The majority opinion said the fundamental purpose of congress in requiring the affidavits was to eliminate communist influence fronrthelaboi Siovement of the United States Under Denhams interpretation the noncommunist affidavit provision the majority opinion contended the intent of congress to eliminate communists from la bor leadership would not work out staff of the senatehouse watchdog committee on the TaftHartley act reported Tuesday there has been no departure from the intent of congress in administering the act Senator Ball chairman of the committee told a news conference that this applies to Denhams in terpretation Ball said that whether the af fidavit requirement was meant to apply to top AFL and CIO offi cers or only to officials of af filiated unions never was dis cussed by congress so how could there be a Some top AFL and CIO offi cials have challenged Denhams view and have refused to sign the affidavits bringing use of NLKB facilities to a virtual standstill Some 5000 cases involving union grievances and other Issues are awaiting NLRB action The situation created a crisis in the AFL Most AFL leaders had been willing to conform with Denhams ruling but John L Lewis head of the AFL mine workers and an AFL vice presi dent refused and thereby exer cised a veto against any AFL union qualifying with the NLRB Tuesdays board ruling has 2 immediate effects 1 Unless Denham alters his stand it operates an open conflict in administering the TaftHartley law because of the opposite views of Denham and the board Z It tends to ease the pressure on the AFL now holding its an nual convention at San Francisco Some unions including Dan Tobins teamsters have threatened to withdraw from the AFL un less Lewis changed his position The CIO has put off deciding what it would do about the affi davits until its convention which opens Oct 13 at Boston Under Denhams ruling the AFL and CIO were given until Oct 31 to comply LOOK Recommend Cost of Living Pay Hike for Iowa Workers See page 2 Larry MacPhail Quits as Yankee President See Page 11 Home Economics at ISC Near 75th Anniversary See Page 7 City Council Purchases Parking Lot for See page ;

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