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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION 1UUU VOL LIV Associaled Frets and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 3 1948 This Paper Consists of Two SectionsfScction Ona NO m PACKINGHOUSE STRIKE MARCH 16 BRITISH FINISH LOAN FROM US Fund Expected to Last 3 to 5 Years But Held Out Only 19y2 Months Washington JP Britain has exhausted its loan Irom the United States with a final draft the treasury disclosed Wednesday Originally expected to last 3 to 5 years the loan funds held out only 19Amonths Britain checked them out at an average rate of nearly a month The last withdrawal was made Monday Exhaustion of the loan came a short time after a British government white paper de clared in effect that Britain faces bankruptcy and that it has over spent its income by in he last 2 years New dollar aid however is in prospect in the Eu ropean recovery program now un der debate in the senate Upwards of one fourth of ERP funds may go to Britain expected to be the bigrgest beneficiary under the pro gram The loan agreement which took effect July 10 1946 provides that Britaiii must begin repaying the money Dec 31 1951 and clean it up with payments once a year over a 50 year period un less the U S grants waivers The annual payments would amount to about each They would apply to a settlement for lend leasc as well as the loan Most of the initial repayments however would go for interest at a rate a little under 2 per cent And the agreement provides that the U S ninst waive interest pay ments upon British request in any year If 1 The British government LiiKlb ci ib y in view of the present and pros ii iiikTi I 1 til exchange ami the level of its gold and foreign exchange re serves and 2 The world monetary fund certifies that Britains hicome Jrom its exports and such service to 1oreigners as insurance and shipping receipts falls below the minimum Britain needs to pay for cxcntial imports Indict Union for Violation on Politics Washington justice de partment Wednesday announced the indictment of an AFL union local in Connecticut on charges of violating the TaftHartlcy acts ban on political spending Attorney General Clark said the indictment was returned by a fed eral grand jury in New Haven naming Painters Local Union No 481 and the locals presi dent John R OBrien He said the indictment charges the illegal use of union funds to buy political advertising space in the Hartford Times and to buy broadcast time for a political speech over radio station The indictment is expected to lead to another challenge oC the constitutionality of the TaftHort Icy laws provision forbidding use of union funds for political pur poses Unions contend the ban violates the constitutions guarantee of rights to free speech That issue has been raised in 2 cases here involving CIO officials In wiie CIO President Philip Murray and the CIO were indicted for violatingthe ban Their trial is to come late this monlli In the other the CIO United Automobile Workers has filed a civil suit asking a court order against enforcement of the ban on ground that congress had no right under the constitution to enact it The issue will have to be taken up to the supreme court to get a final ruling Unions are particu larly anxious for an early decision because this is a national election year and they have made plans for political activities Key Officials Urge Greece Turkey Help Marshall End Forrestal told con VANWNBERGIS AGAINST WORLD AGENCY IN ERP Propose Supreme Body Aimed at Communism as Aid Plan Amendment AP KLAN BURNS Klux Klansmen demonstrating cm the courthouse lawn at Writfhtsville Ga a symbolic cross and listen to Georgia Grand Dragon Dr Samuel Green attack President Trumans civil rights program on eve of the Johnson county democratic primary Wrifflilsvillc Ga The grand dragon of the Georgia Ku Klux Klan Tuesday night told vobed and hooded members of the organization that blood will flow in the south if the Negro lakes place at the side of white SEE LETUP IN IOWA SNOWFALL Weatherman Says No More Until Saturday DCS Moines There was more snow In Iowa Wednesday but the weather bureau said it appeared that after Wednesday it wont snow again until Saturday For some points the continuing fall was breaking March records for snow depth The weather was a little cold er too and reached a low of 7 above at Iowa Falls early Wednes day morning The state high Tuesday was 31 above at Burling ton The heaviest snows during the j 24 hourn enriod ai rr I men through the force of federal baycnefs Dr Samuel Green of Atlanta addressed the klansmcn as they paraded around the square of this Johnson county scat on the eve of a democratic primary to name 10 county officials About 300 Ku Kluxers partici pated In the orderly demonstra tion After their burned a 5foot courthouse lawn parade they cross on the About 400 Negroes are eligible to join 5200 white Wednesdays voting persons in in which nomination is tantamount to elec tion in this democratic strongholc ol the deep south Negroes stayed away Jrom the voting booths Wednesday Of ficials said 241 Negroes were eli gible to vote at polling places a the county courthouse None hac appeared 2 hours alter the polls opened UnAmerican Probers Serve Subpoena for Condon Files Force Commerce BureiauT Washington Van lenberg RMich flatly rejected Wednesday a proposal to set up a new international agency to checkmate communism in the world I could not agree to a new charter for the peace of the world he told the senate The proposal to set up a su preme council was offered to the senate by 4 republican senators as an amendment to the 000 European recovery program Vandenberg said it vas drawn up by Senator Ball RMinn and his friends in the last lew min utes What overwhelms me is the asking of congress on 24 hours notice to accept a formula which would commit the United States to war on the vote of foreign countries Vandenberg declared I cant contemplate attempting to hold back the European recov ery plan which has been consid ered ior 8 months to develop a military defense program Ball urged congress to ask the president to invite other nations to join the United States in a pledge of armed forces to hal the steady Russian commnnis aggression He was joined by 3 other repub 11 Killed as Another Blast Shakes Haifa Haifa Palestine dyna miteladen truck which police said was planted by the Jewish under ground Stern gang exploded in an Arab residential district Wednes day killing 11 Arabs and wound ing 27 The police announcement said many children were included in the casualties The explosion oc curred near the central police sta tion The blast wrecked Hit 7 story Salameh building rind shook the whole Haifa port area Force of the detonation crum pled the front half of a building housing the Arab section of the government welfare office and shattered the front of another house Eyewitnesses said 2 army type trucks came up the street They said the leading one was driven by a man in Arab dress who parked the vehicle by the Salameh building The driver left the truck and got into the 2nd machine The wit nesses said it carried 4 men in uni form apparently acting as an es cort The escort truck rolled away and a short time later there was a ierrific boom Army bulldozers and rescue workers dug into a litter of rocks and plaster fearing other victims might be buried Jewish sources said the Stern gang declared the attack was aimed at the Salameh building be cause it housed Arab military headquarters A high police official termed the Stern contention nonsense Michigan Dairyman for Repeal of Margarine Tax Romeo Mich associa tion of dairymen passed a resolu tion Wednesday urging the repeal of federal taxes on uncolored oleomargarine But the Michigan Thumb Dis trict Jersey Breeders association wantedno part of oleo colored to resemble butter It recommended that the tax on that kind of oleo be continued danger Greece and Turkey can not remain free unless they get more military aid from the United States The 2 cabinet members testified jointly to the house foreign af fairs committee in support of the administrations request for 000000 to be spent on suns planes and other weapons for the 2 na tions Secretary of State Marshall said that arming the Greeks and Turks would be discouraging to fur ther aggression against their coun tries Marshall said would be for Greece and 000 for Turkey It was the first breakdown congress has been given on the Both Marshal and Secretary of Defense Forrestal left little doubt Wcunestlay wciir at JJ Iowa Falls and Waterloo the weather bureau said In the same period an inch or more of new snow fell at Fort Dodge Ames Des Moines Cedar Rapids Charles City Burlington and Davenport The state highway patrols morning report on road conditions included South central Snowing High ways snowpacked slippery Southwest All highways snow packed icy very slippery Some 1way traffic north of highway on 71 West central Icy in spots Northwest Normal nortli highway 20 Highway 20 and south icy in spots North central Icy in spots Mostly normal eastern part Northeast S nowpacked and slippery East central Light snow vicin ity Cedar Rapids and Toledo they were thinking oC Russia Marshall said there is clear evidence in Greece and Czecho Snowpacked and slippery Slovakia of communist intention I Snowpacked slippery j against all nations that stand in spots the way of their expansion j S n o wpackcd and And as long as threats confront j slippery snowing Greece and Turkey Marshall sid there crn be no assurance that American assistance can be stopped Suspend 4 Attendants at Veterans Hospital Battle Creek Mich attendants at the veterans admin istration hospital here were sus pended Wednesday for slugging and otherwise mistreating patients in 12 cases Dr Roger Hentz hos pital manager said Wednesday The attendants were Earl L Cuillot 24 Marrero La Clarence P Larscn 43 Benton Harbor Mich Howard L Cagle 20 Den nis Miss and Raymond E Gal limore Creston Ky Hentz said he would submit evidence to the U S district attorney at Columbus Watch Man Walk Into River and Drown AVoodlaml Cal men sitting on the bank of the Sacra mento river watched in astonish ment Tuesday as another man walked calmly into the river and drowned Henry Bietz and Dan Hunter told a Yolo sheriffs deputy a man in working clothes changed cheer ful hollos with them walked into the river shoulder deep paused waved goodby and then continued walking until he disappeared be neath the water The body was recovered about a half hour later The coroners office temporarily identified the man as Frank Earl Chase through a union card found in his coat Mac Arthur Cant Return Home But Chennault Will March W Washington Douglas MacArthur Wednesday cabled the house foreign affairs committee that a free independent peaceful and friendly China is of profound importance to the peace of the world J The allied commander in Japan said that it was impossible for him to accept the committees invitation to come here to testify on the proposed program economic aid for China The committee also had in vited Maj Gen Claire Chennault former U S air commander in China to testify Wednesday it received his acceptance Chennault who now runs an airline in China said he expected to be in Washington by March 10 MacArthur in a lengthy cable outlining his views on the China aid proposition said it would be utterly fallacious to underrate Chinas ince needs or their import MacArthur said the mainten ance of Chinas integrity against forces which threaten her exist ence are of paramount import ance to the whole world He said he felt Chinas problems were a part of a global situation that should be consideredin its entirely by the house committee The internal aspects cf Chinas problem MacArthur went on unfortunately arc clouded by de mands for internal reforms But these demands arc complicated by civil strife to Hand Over Loyalty Information on iriday Washington The unAmerican activities house committee reported Wednesday it has served a subpoena requiring the com merce department to hand over on Friday its full files on the loyalty of Dr Edward U Condon Condon is director of the na tional bureau of standards which tests top secret scientific develop ments The committee has charged he is one of the weakest links in oiar atomic security At the same time Chairman J Parnell Thomas RN J called upon the department to publish the entire letter on Condons loy ally submitted to it last year by FBI Director J Edgar Hoover If the department doesnt the committee will Thomas said There has been some misleading information given out that the let ter clears Condon of any disloyal activity A subcommittee report on Mon day said Condon knowingly or unknowingly entertained and as sociated with alleged soviet spies Condon snapped back that it he is one of the weakest links in atomic security the country can relnx He said he is absolute ly reliable so the country has nothing to worry about The subcommittee report quoted parts of what it said was a letter about Condon sent to Secretary of Commerce Harriman last year by FBI Director Hoover HOPES DIM IN SCHOOL STRIKE Negotiations Break Up Without Agreement Minneapolis for immediate settlement of the citys public school strike dimmed Wed nesday as negotiations broke up wHth no new areas of agreement reached Superintendent of Schools Wil lard E Goslin met for 75 minutes with representatives of the central labor union and 2 striking locals of the AFL American Federation of Teachers After the meeting Goslin an nounced that negotiations still are underway but that no specific time has been set for the next session Asked whether he feels there is a good chance of reaching a settlement of the 9day strike this week Goslin replied I dont know As the strike dragged on Gov Luther W Youngdahl said he would confer with conciliator on a request that he intervene in the dispute I A ill 1C ills sfiiillj DIES IN CRASH Fiancee Badly Hurt Lived at Hanlontown Lake Jensen 22 of Lake Mills was killed and Bev erly Brunsvold 18 of Hanlontown was seriously injured at Cedar Falls Tuesday night when the car in which they were riding collided with a train at a Main street cross ing Both were students at Iowa State Teachers college Cedar Falls and had planned to be mar ried Sunday The girl suffered a compound fracture of the right leg and double jaw fractures Their car was struck by a west bound Rock Island freight at p m Signal lights were flashing and crossing bell ringing at the Main street crossing a the time according to R C Farrington Rock Island agent at Cedar Falls Coroner Sidney Smith of Wa terloo pronounced Jensens death accidental and said would not be an inquest Jensen was a son of Mr and Mrs Logan Jensen of Lake Mills He served in the navy during the World war His father is employed in a grocery here Miss Brunsvold is a daughter of Mr and Mrs T E Brunsvold prominent farmers living north of Hanlontown Their plan asks establishmcn or a supreme council to be creat ed outside the United Nations t defend all member nations agains aggression or subversion It was put before the senate bj Senators Ball Wherr Hawkes N J and Cain It did not mention Rus sin by name but there was n doubt as to its intent uzech Envoy o America Resigns Post Washington Slavik zechoslovakian ambassador to the Jnited States resigned Wednes lay in protest against the com munist overturn in his country He said he will fight for a free Czechoslovakia Slavik said the Czechoslovakia envoy to Canada also is resigning The envoy told reporters his country has become a fully pro etarian police state as a result of the recent crisis there in which communists seized control Immediate notification of his resignation is being sent to Prague Slavik said and to the other gov ernments to which he is accredited fn addition to the United Slates hese are Cuba Haiti and the Dominican Republic After refusing at first to am plify his formal statement Slavik told reporters the Czech envoy to anada had notified him resigning At a news conference Slavik said he is convinced that Dr Ed uard Bcnes Czechoslovak presi dent was under duress and ter ror when he agreed to formation of the new communist government headed by Premier Klement Gott wahl The envoy did not say what he proposes to do in his fight for a free Czechoslovakia But he said I am confident I dont stand alone ORDER AFFECTS DECKER PUNT IN MASON CITY CIO Union Walkout to Include 15000 Workers in 9 Cities in Iowa Chicago nationwide strike of 100000 meat packing plant workers was called Wednes day ior March 16 Announcement of the strike date was made by Ralph Helstein pres ident of the CIO United Tackingr honse Workers The strike will start at a m March 16 The union is the one which struck in 194G and tied up the meat industry until the federal government intervened The strike ior a wage increse he isinl 2S ccnls an hour was called against and Company Curiahy Packing company Swift and company Wilson and com FINLAND REDS PRESS DEMANDS Report President Is Against Use of Army Helsinki com munist leaders called on Presi dent Juho K Paasikivi Wednes party John Morreli and company and HyGrade Food Products cor poration and other independent companies throughout the nation A CIO Packinghouse Workers strike would affect approximately 15000 workers in 9 Iowa cities Strike votes among Iowa unions were taken earlier this year Iowa plants which could be af fected include John Morreli and company Ol tumwa lowa Bookey and DCS Moines Packing companies Des Moines Rath Waterloo Wilson and company Cedar Rapids Jacob E Decker and Sons Mason City Swift and company Perry Tobin Packingcompany Fort Dodge and Estherville Glaser Packing company Fort Dodge and Sioux City Armour Cudahy and Swift Sioux City and Davis Pack ing company Estherville A T Stephens director of the union for the district which in cludes Iowa Nebraska and Colo day and demanded that negotia rado said strike The cost of medical care for Americans rose from 20 per cent of consumption expenditures in 1914 to 41 per cent in 1940 SAME Black death In part M Golden Rule Works Iaris 111 down Paris as a community where the golden rule works Mrs Albert Brown of Chrisman found a wallet containing money She left it at a newspaper office and advertised for the owner Asked her name and address she said Never mind that I dont want a reward for1 might lose my own pocketbook some day Within a week Deputy Sheriff Clem Edwards found a purse and money in the courthouse yard He left it at the newspaper office and waived any reward The purse was Mrs Browns the areas top strategy committee would meet in elude one representative from The demand was made after reports that Paasikivi had in formed Russian Minister Lt Gen G M Savonenkov that Finland cannot sign any treaty giving Russia the power to use the Fin nish army anywhere in case of war A delegation of iive leaders of the communist democratic union headed by Hertta Kuusinen cail ed on Paasikivi to present their partys views officially There is no reason for delay in handling this important matter K L Kulo chairman of the demo cratic union said after the con ference There are certain quarters who tried problem postponed the July elections to political get the until after but such a Government to Prop Wheat Prices Says Secretary Anderson Washington govern ment very likely will be forced to prop up wheat prices iC present export curbs arc kept irjfac1 says Secretary of Agriculture Antler son Anderson referred to a require ment spelled out by congress last year that at least 150000000 bushels of wheat be kept on hand iu this country at all times The cabinet officer in a letter to Senator Young RN said he favors repealing this carryover requirement Young has been trying to win support for his repeal proposal ever since the drop in commodity markets which began Feb 4 Under the law the government must buy wheat or otherwise sup port the price whenever the mar ket falls below 90 per cent of par price determined to be equally fair lo growers and con sumers Wheat has been far above par ity in recent years measure is just impossible under the present circumstances The Helsinki stock exchange reacted to tension created by the treaty discussion with quotations generally dropping the full 10 per cent permitted in a single days trading each of 27 UPWAorganized plants in the 3 state area Stephens said that in extenu ating circumstances it was pos sible some small plants could be exempted from the strike but at present I dont know of any which will be We are willing to continue ne gotiations with the companies Union President Helstein said al though it is apparent from our pre vious meetings that they aie un willing to give any realistic con sideration to the serious economic needs ol the packinghouse work ers Helstein said the big packers last year earned more than 000000 in net profits before tax deductions He contended the com panies are able to pay the de manded increase More than of the workers he said earn less than an hour The minimum male rate is with lower rates paid in the south and he said Folsom Cries Politics in Paternity Suit Washington James E Folsom of Alabama Wednesday blamed politics for the filing of court suits naming him as the father of 30yearold divorcees baby son The governor here for a con gressional hearing told reporters I am in a political campaign in Alabama I have had to face this type of tactics in other campaigns This is all I have to say on that subject Two suits were tiled against Folsom Tuesday at Cullman Ala Both charge he is the common law husband of Christine Putman Folsom and the father of her 22 monthold son James Douglas The court was nskcd to declare Folsom the womans lawful hus i band and the father of the baby smaller communities 2 Men Almost Trapped As Car Drops Into River DCS Moines men were trapped temporarily when the car in which they were riding skid ded off the Euclid avenue bridge approach Tuesday and slid into the icy Des Moines river The car was twothirds sub merged S O Blanc and W D Meek scrambled through rear windows to the top of the car 300 Horses Enter Show Waterloo saddle and than 300 harness horses have been entered for the second annual stallion and saddle horse show to be held here April 811 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy lo Czech Reds Order Seizure of 3 Power Denunciation of Coup Prague criminal court has ordered confiscation of a 3 power denunciation of the communist seizure of power in Czechoslo vakia a U S press attache said Wednesday Joseph Kolarek the attache said copies of the declaration hy the United States Great Britain and France had been distributed by the U S information service Communist leaders called for still more drastic purges Rudolf Slansky secretary general of the party said the action committees which executed the coup week are here to stay Kolarek said the confiscated is sues of the information service also included newspaper editorials and comments of Rep Karl Stefan on the developments here The confiscation order was served on Kolarek Tuesday night It charged the information dis turbed the security of the repub lic and humiliated it About 1000 copies of the con fiscated material already had been distributed Foice ordered the U S Information service to with draw from its windows last Sat urday a display of bulletins con taining the denunciation cloudy and slightly colder Wed nesday night and Thursday Lowest temperature Wednesday night 10 to 15 high Thursday 22 to 26 Iowa Considerable cloudiness southwest and partly cloudy northeast half of state through Friday with temperatures fall ing gradually Wednesday night and remaining below normal through Friday Saturday in creasing cloudiness with rising temperatures and some light snow likely southwest easterly winds 8 lo 12 miles per hour prevailing temperatures Thurs day will range from morning lows of 12 to afternoon highs of 23 northeast and from 16 to 23 southwest Friday from 8 to 23 northeast and from 14 to 23 southwest Shippers Forecast 10 to 15 north west northeast and southwest 12 to 18 southeast Minnesota Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday Colder Wednesday night and moderately cold Thursday Tem peratures below zero most of north portion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 26 Minimum 14 At 8 a m Wednesday 19 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 17   

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