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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME BEPA1TENT H i r r Y A t ti i K Ml THE NEWSPAPER THAT era Md Onlla fteM Pull LMWJ wlre MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS On Platform of Peace and Prosperity MASON Cmr IOWA TUESDAY DECEMJilTsor This gaper ConsJsa of Two SectionsSection One HOMEEDITJON imiir No 69 WALLACE ENTERS PRESIDENT RAGE PETRILLO GOES ON TRIAL FOR VIOLATING ACT Charged With Trying to Force Chicago Radio Station to Hire Men Chicago C Petril LS 51 Ration Truman Signs Duplicate Copy of Missing AntiInflation Bill was the The original disappeared from the desk of M the LEA antilpTtrilTo act opened in federal court Tuesday The president of the American Federation of Musicians AFL xvas charged with trying to force a Chicago radio station to hire more musicians than the manage ment thought were necessary Petrillo pleaded innocent to the charge last Nov 12 The leader of nearly all the na tions music makers went on trial while most of his members worked overtime to complete as many re cordings as they are able before Jan 1 Petrillo ruled recently that none of the members of his un ion would make any records after the present contract with record ing companies expires He said he made the move because re cordings are replacing live musi cians in many instances and be cause the TaftHartley act for bids royalty payments to unions The LEA act under which Pe trillo was being tried Tuesday forbids a union from forcing a radio station to hire more musi cians than it requires or desires Most of the supporters of the measure admitted freely during congressional discussions that it was aimed directly at Petrillo Petrillo was accused of callin a strike against Chicago radi station WAAF on May 28 1946 in an attempt to force the sta tion to hire more musicians Federal Judge Walter Labu dismissed the original complain on Dec 2 1946 on grounds tha the LEA act was unconstitutiona Labuy ruled that the act vio lates the fifth amendment be cause of indefiniteness and uncer tainty in the definition of a crim inal offense and because it re stricted freedom of speech The case went to the U S su preme court and on June 23 by a majority of 5 to 3 the court up held the constitutionality of the act and ordered Labuy to try Pe trillo for violation of the law The amended information was filed last Oct 15 and Petrillo pleaded innocent before Labuy on Nov 12 He asked for an early trial Conviction on a charge of vio lating the act carries a sentence of 1 year in jail a fine or both dent had planned to sign it A duplicate was drawn up Mon day signed here by Senate Presi dent Arthur H Vandenberg R and flown during the night by a special plane to House Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr at Dedham Mass for signature At the time Mr Truman signed the duplicate bill the original still was missing and federal sleuths were trying to track it down Se cret service agents were trying to figure out how and why the orig inal disappeared Time came for the signature Monday The president had his pen all ready despite his intense dislike for the measure But the bill wasnt there The last time it had been seen was oclock Sunday afternoon on the desk of Clark M Clifford counsel to the president whose office is no more than 50 1ect from that of Mr Truman 4 IN FAMILY DIE IN WRECK GRAIN RATION SYSTEM IS PUT ON DISTILLERS Will Cut Consumption to 2450000 Bushels During Next 30 Days Washington o Agriculture Anderson Tuesda put whisky makers on grain ra tioning in order to save grain fo food Acting under authority of th newlysigned antiinflation act the secretary limited grain use fa distillers to 2450000 bushels be tween now and January 31 1948 This quantity compares with an average use of about 5000000 bushels a month during the firs 10 months of this year The industry completed a vol untary 60day production holiday December 24 in connection with he food conservation campaign naugurated by the government early in the fall Heestablishment of controls in use during the war followed fail ure of the industry and the gov rnment to get together on a vol untary program of restricted use of grain after explanation of the holiday The order is effective at mid night Tuesday night Each distilling plant will get a ration of grain This will be 21 per cent of its average monthly use of grain during the 4 months from December 1946 through March 1947 plus 14 times its daily mashingcapacity MIDWINTER STROLLPaying off a debt of William Hoffman strolled down Omahas main street Mon day in a bathing suit His sign says Europe needs cloth ing I gave Ml it hurt The student lost a swimming wag er with 2 friends last summer fc Red Cabinet Sets Up Romania Republic as King Mihai Quits Young Monarch Says He Is Stepping Down In Interests of People Anderson prohibited the use of wheat under the grainallocation A minimum of 6000 authorized for each distilling plant Any grain used by a plant in the period October 25 the voluntary holiday went into Dec 30 1947 inclu sive will be deducted from the Wallace Candidacy Catapults REPORTED DEAD AFTER 25 YEARS Russia Becomes Issue in 1948 Election Race e total the plant is authorized to use in January Farmer Wife and 2 Sons Killed in Crash Bucharest Romania Mihai I abdicated Tuesday and the communistdominated cabinet im in the Balkans or southern Eur ope The young king was born Mihai JEWS AND ARABS IN BITTER CLASH 47 Are Killed During Haifa Refinery Fight Jerusalem Arabs and 41 Jews were killed Tuesday in a bitter battle in the Consolidated Oil Refinery in Haifa during the most severe communal clash since the United Nations decided to par By JACK BELL A P Political Reporter Washington A Wal lace catapulted foreign policy into the presidential campaign Tues day by embarking onthe firstser iou 3rd party effort since 1924 jehief Franklin D Jr tition Palestine fighting among some jvine wets uuni ivunai aiming some HohenzollernSigmaringen O c t Arabs and 400 Jews followed 25 1921 He was educated at home tfle bombing of a line of 100 Arabs and was the first king of his line Before the employment office At to be so thoroughly Romanian Ieast 14 Je Carol had him schooled in Buch wounded least 14 Jews and 47 Arabs were arest with 12 commoners picked I A Haifa informant said from all walks of life and from all bomb was thrown from a passing Jewish taxi sped away covering its escape with gunfire regions of the country mediately declared Romania popular democratic republic Strawberry Point Four suit of injuries suffered in i lision between their car allu 8 FolIowPK I The news blared from loud UuLLUd J I OlIOWciS farmer living speakers thrnnnhmTf I n I J wtl Jewisn workers ISSSKSST 3 and Willis gathered quickly Many had half port city and set off reprisal at tacks by Arabs on Jewish workers months expected U Saw and sof for some time but there was no iwe were sentenced to death famay for some time but urara in critinkling of just how the developiuesday for assassination country at an Oelwem hos ments came about Premier Aung San and members Jollghout the middle east 602 morning Her chest A reliable source in Istanbul I ofhis cabinet ern outskirts of Haifa Rangoon Burma increased to 481 number killed in Palestine the United Nations decision for the have been killed V w nesday I in the crash Larry died at the Gelwem hospital and Willis died at a m Tuesday Arthur McCann 47 of Marion driver ofthe gravel truck was in serious condition nee juries but he was not believed critical The accident occurred at an in nu fd he recdved a telephone call The sentences were announced reporting that PeciaI tribunal trying the 9 Defend 1111113 tjuuii aiiiue amid democratic jeers and fears and republican cheers Wallaces announcement that he will run for president as an in dependent candidate next year propelled American relations with Russia into the race as an issue It apparently shook the political structure of the party he served as vice president and possibly re shaped the die from which the re publican nominee will emerge Politicians are almost unani nous in their judgment that Wai ace has an even smaller chance of election than the late Robert M LaFollette Sr who carried only his home state of Wisconsin unuder the progressive banner in 1924 LaFollette polled 4822000 votes more than many observers think Wallace will get despite a vast increase in the electorate But the same politicians agree that Wallaces attack in his Chi cago radio speech Monday night on what he called the bipartisan reactionary war policy will re quire answering by the 2 major party candidates during the cam paign Despite public statements dis counting the effects of Wallaces move there was ample evidence the democrats fear its possible ef fect in such key stales as New York California Washington Illi nois and Michigan Senator Millikin of Colorado chairman of the republican con ference named those particular areas in declaring that democratic hopes for 1948 had suffered a major blow There is some doubt however that Wallace can get on the ballot in the states Millikin listed In others election laws governing third parties definitely deny him divide progressives create na tional confusion and insure the tri umph of reactionary isolationism m 1948 theADA said we believe in 1948 the ADA said we believe We accept Wallaces challenge The people will not be fooled the ADA statement concluded It was signed by Wilson W Wyktt form er national housing administra tor Leon exOPA Local Woman Receives Word of Missing Mate Rooae nuucit H Humphrey of Minneapolis While Wallace apparently can count on the support of the Ameri canlabor party in New York that organization may lose some of its punch by the possible withdrawal ot the big Amalgamated Clothing Workers union which has indi cated it will pull out rather than back a third party The former vice president has had organized labor backing in indications arc the major labor in his new that none of groups will venture Jack poll director of the CIOs political Action Committee said in a statement it has been PAC policy not to support a third party in 1948 He said the groups executive board will review the situation at a meeting here lat in January While agreeing that Wallac won t influence the final result o the election Senator Edwin C Johnson DColo said the nomi nations on both tickets may be af Mrs Minnie Gilbert N Federal took a train ride to Chi cago Monday night in hopes of un raveling the 25 year mystery of her missing husband reported dead in the windy city The report reached Mrs Gilbert at Whiteys cafe Monday where she is employed as a dishwasher just 17 years after she had Mr Gilbert declared legally dead Gilbert about GO was once a prosperous farmer living near Swea City He took a load of cattle to Chicago in 1922 and never re turned It was learned that he marketed the cattle and deposited all but of the money in an Iowa bank but for 25 years since he hasnt been heard from in for the missing man Iowa Search fected This deals a death blow to r cam U1OW 10 Gov Thomas E Dewey of New because the TS will think that with raining off some demo cratic votes they cinch in that state will have frm Bucharest would porting that j uiuunai trying the 9 the country for the mass assassina probably bound for t10 Q government ministers last Swiss government Tne Prisoners have one sources in Bern said they expected 7 which to appeal the seti Mihai might seek asylum in Swit to the high court Zerland The The Young king who mounted the throne his ed for the love of chief conspirator who planned and said in his proclamation dlreced the attack that virtually Punch Hole ests of the people vruay the execu u tlve council the unmarked county roads intersection hurlet j Tuesday against Kon itsa and military authorities said the decisive battle for the city has I been joined as Drills L newIJ Proclaimed by their com Collar rniladelphla fire Gen Markos Vafiades LSriT11 K declared Romania a TopuS acts popular Tuesday Parliament ratify these city buildings carrying 18 monarch in countries of eastern I boxes nf Europe which Russia dominates in a papPba J thrones in upheavals with the war which buildings Paul hosiery king I firms the repeated assaults withstood the new attacks and kept outer defenses intact after 24 hours of fighting a government communique said Army rein forcements slogged toward the fighting zone The defenders using grenades bayonets and knives punched some holes in the guerrilla siege ring and a trickle of supplies is getting through to the garrison the military reports said Author ities in Athens said they are con fident the rebel drive will be shattered soon that opportunity A prominent democratic official who asked not to be quoted by name apparently has the same idea as Millikin He told a report ter Last night was blue Monday for the democratic party In Los Angeles James Roose velt son of the late president and chairman of the California demo cratic committee said the Wallace move will bring closer to reality the dangers in a return to power of the republican party But Senator McCarran DNev said that Wallace who was booted out of the cabinet by President Trumanlast year for his criticism of administration policy toward Russia is intent on venting his spleen on the president Senator Taylor DIdaho said Wallace is likely to be called a Russian sympathizer and a fifth columnist but he certainly is fighting the good fight Taylor said he is considering tentative offer to run for vice president on the third party ticket Americans for Democratic Ac ion the selfstyled liberal po litical organization called Wai WeatherReport FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night with temperatures near zero Wednesday mostly cloudy and rather cold with high of near 18 Iowa Partly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night Wednes day cloudy and rather cold Low Tuesday night near zero over snowcovered areas north por Eight to 15 elsewhere High Wednesday 15 to 20 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal western half to 2 to 4 degrees below normal eastern half Normal highs 27 north 34 south Normal lows Nine north 15 south Cold Wednesday and Thursday Rising temperatures Friday and Saturday Colder again Sunday Precipitation will average near twotenths of an inch occurring Wednesday and again about Friday Minnesota Much colder Tuesday went in vain and Mrs Gilbert and her 2 sons moved to Mason City in 1932 One son Nolan was killed in action in Italy Nov 4 1943 and was one of the few Mason Cityars known to be in the ranger service Another son Buell and hiswile left Mason City Christmas night for their home in Caspar Wyo Buell had been attending a weeks instruction school of th AllisChalmers company in Wis consin and his wife had remained here during that time Mrs Gilbert was quite auc when she left Mason City that the dead man she was going to identi fy was the same husband she be lieved dead years back In Chi cago the insurance policies he carried were reported as still made out to his 2 sons Employes at said that Mrs Gilbert often talked of her husband and idolized him The 2 sons were ages 5 and U when their father disappeared The telegram was first received at Swea City later went to a sis er in Bancroft and then to Mason SEEKS NOD AS INDEPENDENT IN 1948 CAMPAIGN Senator Taylor Idaho Considering Running for Vice President Chicago A Wallace says I shall run as an independ ent candidate for president of the United States in 1948 He announced he will campaign on a platform advocating peace and prosperity and said both democrats and republicans stand for a policy which opens the door to war in our lifetime and makes war certain for our children Asked if he hoped to be elected as an independent Wallace replied theres always hope Wallace made his announcement in a nationwide radio address MBS Monday night A former democratic vice president and former cabinet officer under 2 democratic presidents Wallace thus bolted the democratic party which he had joined despite the background of a staunch repub lican family He also ended speculation about his political that had been started when he resigned as secretary of commerce at the request of President Tru man The resignation followed Wallaces opposition to Secretary of Slate James F Byrnes policy of a firm hand in dealings with Russia At the same time Wallace an nounced hat he had resigned as editor of the new republic a weekly publication but said he will continue as a contributing editor and will write a weekly page for the magazine He became editor of the new republic after resigning from the cabinet Wallaces announcement brought a statement from Sen Glen H Taylor DIdaho that he is con sidering the possibility of running for vice president on a ticket headed by Wallace The former vice president who was elected with President Roose velt in 1940 and then dropped in favor of Harry Truman in 1944 said thousands of people had asked him to engage in this great partly cloudy to Wednesday partly i iaiicfi aces announcement an invita ion to disaster The group said hat whatever Wallaces own in entions it is now indisputable hat the communists are the ma hine behind the third party While referring to the danger hat a third parly movement might night with clear skies pary cloudy and continued cold Low Tue0sday night ranging from 10 to 20 below northwest and 5 above to 5 below south and east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics City There had been reports at various times through the hat Gilbert was seen but all at empts to locate him had failed t was believed he had been working for a railroad in Chicago Maxine Blakesley a niece of Mrs Gilbert who lives with her accompanied the latter to Chicago Weatherman Still Insists on Snow Des Moincs Although the snow predicted for Monday night iailed to materialize the weather man insisted again Tuesday that snow flurries are likely in Iowa either Tuesday or Wednesday The 5day Iowa outlook is for temperatures averaging about normal this time of year and for precipitation averaging about two tenths of an inch Mondays high was a balmy 54 at Lamoni and the low early Tues day was a relatively mild 20 above The Progressive Citizens of America and the new Progressive party of Chicago had suggested that Wallace enter the race In ad dition a Wallace spokesman said that persons from 18 states and the District of Columbia had made a similar request Monday The de cision of the PCA to endorse Wal lace last week caused resignation of 2 of the organizations top of ficers At a news conference following his broadcast Wallace said he would withdraw from the presi dential race should either of the major parties become definitely a peace party before the election He also said the new party as yet unnamed would support pro gressive democratic candidates for congress He said it was too early to say about choice of a running mate Announcing his decision to leave he democratic party Wallace said n his address To those who have come to me at Spencer auuiSUCS for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 23 113th Cavalry Reunion DCS Moines 113th cavalry will hold a reunion here Jan 13 the sixth anniversary of its induction into federal service m World war II Adjutant Gen eral Charles H Grahl announced Tuesday Highlight of the pro gram will be the presentation to the unit of a Belgian citation by a representative of the Belgian government Grahl said Colonel W S Biddle former 113th com mander will address the group tsking the conditions of my ad lerence to the present democratic idministration I have said Let he administration repudiate uni versal military training and rid itself of the Wall streetmilitary team that is leading us toward war My terms to the democratic high command have been well known By their actions and final ly by their words they have said Henry Wallace we welcome your suport but we will not change our policies On foreign affairs issue which caused his departure from President Trumans cabinet said I fight the Truman doctrine and the Marshall plan as applied because they divide Europe into 2 warring camps Those whom we buy politically with our food will soon desert us We are restoring western Eur ope and Germany because we want o hem Russia in We are acting in the same way as France and England after the last waT and the end result will be the depression and war It just doesnt need to happen The cost of organizing for peace prosperity and progress is infinite ly less than organizing for war We who believe this will be called Russian tools and com munists let the war mongers not distort and becloud the issues by namecalling We are not for Russia and we are not for communism but recognize Hitlerite methods when we see them in oar own Jand andt   

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