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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NtWSFAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION liUIlT VOL L1V Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 4 1948 Thic Paper Consists of Two One No US WESTERN UNION PACT WINS FAVOR U S STICKS TO STAND ON PLAN FOR HOLY LAND Defeat Looms as UN Security Council Takes Recess to Talk It Over Lake Success United States stood firm on its Palestine policy Thursday despite a recog nized probability of defeat in the United Nations security council Informed quarters said U S Chief Delegate Warren R Aus tin would not change his original resolution lo meet objections raised by Russia Belgium Can ada Syria and China in the past week Some quarters had hoped that the recess Thursday in the Pales tine debate might lead to some offthefloor compromise but a check of the delegates failed to disclose any consultations either in progress or planned Austin was reported ready to press for a vote Friday on his proposal approving partition as the solution of the Palestine prob lem and setting up a Big Five committee to find a way to im plement the U N assemblys Nov 29 decision Before the council adjourned Wednesday it became apparent that nt least a portion of the American resolution on Palestine partition is headed for defeat Canada and China joined Belgium and Syria in opposing a section calling upon the council to accept the partition scheme as laid down by the 1947 U N assembly Should this opposition crystal lize sufficiently to bring passage of a Belgian counter proposal which would eliminate acceptance of partition the American plan would be stripped of its major point Another part of the Ameri can resolution provides for a Big Five committee to consult on the Russia took no parl in Wed nesdays debate Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gravuyko made the de lay possible by cancelling a Fri day meetingof an atomic energy committee which conflicted The council session then was held up until a in Friday Gromyko acted as March chairman of the U N atomic energy commission sion Gromykos action raised the possibility that he wanted the ex tra time either to get further in structions from the krcmlin or to initiate some new moves among council delegates The United States was represented as being ready to vote and puzzled by the postponement After nearly 2 weeks of coun cil debate on a Palestine commis sion request for armed iorce to carry out partition delegates were lined up as follows The U S wants the council to accept the partition principle and establish a big r committee of the council to consult Russia is willing to indorse par tition but wants any consultations to be held by the 5 powers pri vately outside the range of the council Britain insists she wont help enforce partition and refuses to sit on any committee with that ob ject China Canada and Belgium op pose accepting partition now in the council Syria the Arab member of the council is against everything con nected with partition Unless some delegate can come up with a new idea ing may begin Friday No one wants to predict what will hap pen if neither the U S nor Bel gian plans are accepted Buffalo Center Feels Shortage of Fuel Oil DCS Moines first call for help in the fuel oil shortage situation in several days came to Rodney Q Selby state fuel co ordinator Thursday from Buffalo Center A letter to Sclby from L H Smith Buffalo Center said that town of about 900 population in Winnebago county was gettinga little short of fuel oil Selby said he would check with some dealers to see whether ad ditional supplies can be forwarded to Buffalo Center soon Selby said so far as he knew the recent heavy snowfall caused no difficulties in deliveries File Suit on Name Des Moines A Waterloo Fruit and Commission company has filed a suit in district court here asking that the R H Hoxie Fruit Co of Des Moines be en joined from using that name The Waterloo firm alleged that use of the name by the Des Moines con cern complicated the affairs of the Hoxie Fruit Cowhich the com mission operates Czech Reds Sending New Envoy to U S Washington Czechoslo vakias new communist govern ment already has an envoy on the way to replace the ambassador who quit rather than serve a police state Diplomatic officials said Thurs day Irvin Munk was named min ister counsellor to Washington after last weeks red coup in Prague Due in New York Monday he thus was en route when Ambassa dor Juraj Slavik quit his post Wednesday to fight for Czecho slovak democracy Munk is slated to become charge daffaires In that capacity he will head the embassy staff which did not immediately follow the am bassador into voluntary exile The state department mean while is prepared to assure Slavik that he is welcome to remain in the United States But whether he can look for official support in his announced attempt to rally Czech patriots against the new government of Primefe Minister Klement Gottwald is Something else again Undersecretary Robert A Lo vctt said the United States is hold ing further talks with Britain and France which joined this country in a 3power condemnation of the latest communist seizure of pow er in eastern Europe But if the established pattern is followed there will be no break in formal diplomatic relations with Prague In the absence of such a break Slavik and other Czech exiles could expect no more backing than similar refugees from Poland Hungary and other Soviet satellite states In announcing his resignation Slavik declared that the great majority of the Czech people re main true to ideals and that he will act in their behalf and in their name He did not say whether he has specific actions in mind With Slavik out the way is opiju fov rev regime to a fullflegcd ambassador Algona Man Arrested for Beating Tot Algona Oscar house painter and veteran of World war II was serving a 30day sentence in the county jail Thursday on a charge of assault and battery on his 3 year old daughter He is about 30 years old father of 4 children against him were brought by Antoinette Bonnstet ter Algona school nurse who signed the complaint after neigh bors of the Romcrs reported he had been mistreating the girl Homer was arraigned before Justice J B Johnston and pleaded guilty Miss Bonnstctter said there were indications that Romer had beaten the child with his fists while intoxicated and that a hand ful of hair had been pulled from her scalp Justice Johnston said evidence showed the little girl had been thrown or knocked across the room Miss Bonnstctter said the child appeared to be undernour ished The Komcr family was to have been evicted for failure to pay rent due on the house Justice Johnston said but after Mrs Romer sought help from the wel fare department the eviction pro ceedings were stayed When Romer was arrested by city police he was working as painter on the Baptist church which is being remodeled Mother Held for Sons Death After Beating Newark N J pretty 25 year old mother whose 15 months old son died Wednesday after police said she struck him because he refused to cat was held Thursday on suspicion of homicide Police Chief John Hallcr said the woman Mrs Anita Barthell was being held pending an au topsy on the babys body He was pronounced dead by the family physician Dr Joseph Fortunato who was summoned by the moth er after the child became ill Police Sgt Charles OConner said Mrs Barlhell a small bru nette told of striking the child Anton Jr about the face neck and back with her hands when he refused to take his food on Tuesday OConner said the body was examined by Dr John Boyle of City hospital who reported find ing black and blue bruises on the face chest abdomen and back If carrots are cut julienne fash ion in long thin strips before cooking they add an attractive note to a vegetable plate AP Wirepholo DEFIANT DEATH clog at the left standing guard over the body of an other clog killed by a car snarls at a Humane society officer who finally caught the clog with a noose and then removed the bodv Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair and continued cold through Friday Near zero temperatures Thurs day night High Friday near 21 Iowa Generally fair Thursday night and Friday Moderately cold again Thursday night with near zero temperatures locally in the northeast Low Thursday night generally 5 to 10 above High Friday afternoon near 25 Shippers Forecast 10 abpve north west southwest and southeast r above northeast Minnesota Fair and continued cold Thursday night Friday in creasing cloudiness Wanner north and west portion IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 Corky Comes Home to Master After Close Brush With Death South Bend Ind miracle happened in 12yearold Charley Stewarts front yard Thursday His Doff Corky came trotting up the walk Charley said only miracle could have brought Corky home Charley was sitting at a front window before it happened feeling pretty low Just about 24 hours before firemen told him gently that they had drowned his friendly little Cocker Spaniel Corky while trying oclock Thursday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Thursday 29 13 15 Iowa Roads Normal in Most Sections DCS Moines The state highway patrol reported Thursday that Iowa highways are normal in most sections Highways are icy in spots in the north and southeast sections and from Des Moines south to the Missouri border In west central Iowa highways are snowpacked and very slip pery in the vicinity of Council Bluffs JRoads are slippery only in spots in the eastern haK of that district however Begin Efforts to Head Off Meat Strike Chicago U S concili ation service Thursday began ef forts to head off a nationwide meat packing strike set for March 1G Conciliator Thomas G Cleland summoned the CIO United Pack inghouse Workers and Swift and company to a meeting in his of fice Similar meetings are planned with Armour and Company on Wednesday Wilson and Company on Thursday and with the Cucla hy Packing company next Fri day The union set its strike date Wednesday against these firms plus John Morrcll and Sons Hy Grade Food Products and other companies Ralph Helslein union president said the strike was called to en force demands for a 29 cent hourly wage boost Swift and company said it had offered a 9 cent hour ly raise Industry sources said the strike would cut the nations meat sup ply about in half with the cast feeling the shortage more than other sections A shortage of fresh meat cuts would hit the average household within a few days aft er any work stoppage Radio Stations Protest Ban on Editorializing Washington station KGLO Mason City Iowa was one of 18 stations represented by Counsel W Theodore Pierson be fore the federal communications commission Wednesday The sta tions attacked the rule which bars them Irom editorializing to wash him out of a 12inch 40foot long drain pipe where he got stuck Monday while chasing a muskrat The firemen explained that they had as a last resort squirted water from a fire hose into the pipe lo try to dislodge the dog And when they got all through they turned the light a flash light into the pipe The dog didnt move The firemen thought he was dead and said so They couldnt get the dogs body out So while Charley thought about these things a little dog dragged its way up the street and turncc in at the Stewarts Here comes Corky screamed Charley and ran out to meet him A veterinarian said Corkj wasnt hurt much A little gooc food and attention would pul him through he said How he got out nobody knew CHINA MILITARY AID ADVOCATED DY WEDEMEYER General Says Dollars Alone Will Not Stop Spread of Communism Washington Gen Al jert C VVedemeyer Thursday proposed military aid for China We are going to pay in blood if proper steps arc not taken by America to slop the spread of communism Wedemeyer told the house foreign affairs committee I dont think dollars alone stop the spread of communism anywhere the onetime chief of staff to Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek continued The admin istration has proposed 000 aid to China without military help He said that economic aid Iowa Butcher Robbed Council Bluffs armed bandit robbed C B Henzel oi about Wednesday night just before he closed his meat market he told police abroad should be backed up with military support But Wedemeyer made plain he is talking about military aid and not military par ticipation lie said military aid means sending competent officers to ad vise in the use of weapons where a country has been given eco nomic aid I dortt believe military par ticipation is necessary at this time he added at the committee hearing on the China aid mea sure Wedemeyersaid communism is out to destroy everything we hold dear I believe we should give mili tary aid to all countries and all peoples whose policies and eco nomic structures are compatible with our own and who are striv ing against totalitarian doctrines He acknowledged that he and Secretary of State Marshall have honest differences about military aid io China Tcp Jurtrt RSTlH com mented that he did not under lerstand Marshall opposes any nilitary aid for China but sim ily does not want such aid in the ill before the committee Judd told Wedemeyer there ecms to be an effort to spread propaganda that the Chinese gov rnmcnt Is unworthy and that the ommunists are not assdciated vith world communism but are ighting peasants T h e communists in China Wedemeyer testified a r c com mmists trying to further world communism Wedemeyer who helped direct hinese forces in the war with fapan said economic aid alone is i qucslion of improving areas and hen having opposing forces take hem over That is going on He voiced confidence in the Chi nese generalissimo testifying I went to China prepared not o trust him But I left admiring nm He has the common people at heart He does not strut He s not unwilling to make personal sacrifices Wedcrneyer made an extensive survey in China last summer for Piesiclent Truman His findings never have been made public The general said Mr Truman has given him orders not to dis cuss that report Frequently he asked to be excused from answer ing specific questions for tear of disclosing secret information The committee then voted to iiold a closed door session ex cluding newsmen and the public at which Wedemeyer could speak more freely Condon Urges End to Smear on Scientists Washington Dr Edward U Condon under fire from the house unAmerican activities com mitte asked Thursday for a con gressional investigation to put an end to public smears on scientists in and out of government Condon made his request in a letter to Senator Ilickenlooper chairman of the sen atehouse atomic energy commit tee Members of the senatehouse committee told reporters of Con dons letter At the commerce department meantime it was learned that Secretary Harriman has asked At torney General Clarks advice on whether he should give the un American activities committee his fileson the departments investi gation of Condons loyally The house group demanded them after releasing a subcommittees report saying Condon has associated knowingly or unknowingly with suspected Russian spies Condon is head of the Federal Bureau of Standards Condon wrote Hickenloopfir I would hope that an investi gation by your committee would result in restoring conditions in which men of intelligence would be willing to work for their gov ernment and will not be constant ly harassed and harried by irre sponsible attacks on their charac ter He said the issue is larger than appears on the surface He said their is difficulty in getting able scientists to work for the govern ment He said that the whole sci entific life of the nation is involv DELEGATESOF 5 NATIONS FIND SIMILAR VIEWS Proposed Treaty Would Bind Britain France and Benelux Countries Brussels of 5 nations meeting here lo draw up a western European union found a great similarity of views on first examination of a proposed treaty draft it was announced Thursday Meeting amid an atmosphere of urgency delegates spent 85 min utes listening to a keynote speech by Belgian Premier PaulHenri Spaak and examining a draft agreement submitted by the Bene 1 u x BelgiumNetherlandsLux GARY LANG 6 AND BUNNY Operation for New Ears Newark N J Lang who was born without cars un derwent the 18th operation of his 6 years Thursday Thursdays operation was a minor one for Gary Surgeons had to make a plastic adjustment to loosen his new cars which were loo close to his head The ears have been grafted on so that the boy will have cars like other children Gary was reported his usual smiling self Thursday afternoon aftei coming out of the anaesthetic He knows he has 2 ormore years o operations ahead before his will appear normal The Manchester Conn child has been able to hear since Octo ber through a hearing aid which short circuits sound waves through his skull bones He was born without ear drums and the purpose of the is to rive him the appearance of a normal child He will not be able to hear through the new ears and always will require an elec tric hearing aid The kids think Ive got a radio Gary explained Wednes day as he told about playmate who ask him about the hearing aid and his appearance The1 wish they had a radio too ed Aides said Harriman just back from a vacation is going into all phases of the situation raised by the house unAmerican activities committees demand for the files One question is whether con gress has a right to demand an executive agencys confidential papers concerning an employees character Condon is the feeler a bureau of standards chief accused by a house unAmerican activities subcom mittee of associating knowingly or unknowingly with suspected Russian spies Xhe subcommittee also described him as one of the weakest links in our atomic se curity Some of the governments most secret scientific developments are tested by the bureau The un American activities group served a subpoena Wednes day demanding that the commerce department loyalty board produce all its records on Condon when the committee meets Friday morn ing The subpoena was served on John L Towne secretary of the board who immediately put the matter in the hands of the depart ments head lawyer Isaac N P Stokes Even some members of the com mittee say there are precedents for the department to refuse to submit the records on the grounds that A They are confidential and B It would not be in the public interest Undersecretary embourg countries Some reports said the agree ment which will bind Britain France and the Benelux coun tries together in opposition against the westward march ol communism would contain mili tary clauses in addition to cultur al social and economic provisions A communique issued after the meeting said examination of the Benelux draft revealed a great similarity among the views oi Ihu 5 nations on the question of prin ciples the accord is to realize The bulletin said the next meeting was set for Friday after noon giving the British and French delegations time to make a more profound study of the text Some reliable sources believed that an agreement in effect might be reached by Saturday night It so it was expected that British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault might come to Brussels some time next week to sign the draft treaty 11 was understood that Spaak in opening the conference stressed the urgent need otT ob taining quick results It was believed ihc 3 pGVcii were anxious to present the ap proved accord to the 16nation Marshall plan meeting opening in Paris on March 15 Although there was no official confirmation that military clauses were included in the proposed treaty Belgian military intelli gence sources said the Benelux countries would not object if they were included These sources said France was reluctant to include military provisions in what was described officially as merely an economic social and cultural treaty However it was considered a foregone conclusion that military clauses would be includedas the William C Ames Man Killed in TruckCar Collision Boonc cartruck colli sion on highway 30 6 miles east of here proved fatal Wednesday night to George S Edwards of Ames Sheriff Steve Bcaulieu said Ed wards car apparently was going west and a large truck driven by Irving Imier Nevada Iowa trav eling east at the time of the acci dent The 2 vehicles apparently side swiped the sheriff said Imlcr suf fered a cut over one eye and shock SAME flat u part M Foster ruis reported that the loyal ty board found no reason to be lieve Condon is disloyal to his country The U S department of agri culture estimates that only 2 acres of agricultural land are available per person in the world today Romania King Says He Was Forced Out London King Mi hai of Romania said Thursday his abdication was forced upon him and he does not consider himself bound by it JVlihai sails Friday for the United States He had lunch Thursday with the British royal family at Buckingham palace and then is sued a statement saying On the morning of Dec 30 1947 Mr Petru Groza and Gheor ghiuDej members of the Ro manian cabinet presented to me the text of the act of abdication urging me to sign it at once Both of them came to the royal palace after it had been surrounded by armed detachments informing me that they would hold me respon sible for the bloodshed which will follow as a consequence of the in structions already issued by them in case I shall not sign within the time limit This net was imposed to me by force by a government installed and maintained in power by a foreign country a government ut terly unrepresentative of the will of the Romanian people The British foreign office said of Mihcis statement At the time he left the throne we recalled that he had played a great part in helping to release Romania from the fascist yoke We also recalled that he was one of the rare recipients of the soviet order of victory That is still our only comment result of recent events in Czecho slovakia and Finland K the pact is agreed upon before March 5 it imdoubtedly will bo presented to other Marshall plan nations at Paris with an invita tion to join Approval by the Scandinavian countries and Italy would extend the union from the Arctic to the Mediterranean and bring its mem bers hard up against the western border of the iron curtain The idea of a western European union was conceived by British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvin as a 3rd step in the western nations efforts to contain the spread of communism As a result it is known as ihc Bcviu plan The first step was the Truman plan for strengthening Greece and Turkey against the heavy pressure of their communist neighbors The 2nd step was the Marshall plan io rebuild Europe British proposals call for a 5na tion military cultural economic and social pact which has been endorsed heartily by Premier PiVl Henri Spaak of Belgium in the name of the Benelux countries These The Netherlands and Luxembourg already arc closely tied together by economic agreements France and Britain also are bound by the postwar tieaty of Dunkcrque to Jight together against a revival of German militarism lowan Charged With Reckless Driving in Death of Pedestrian Des Moines Laura Schulzc 67 died in a hospital here early Thursday after a carpedes trian accident as she was cross ing a street Clyde Muck 38 Des Moines was charged with reckless driv ing and operating a motor vehicle without a state drivers license Dead r Belgian Wreck Brussels Belgium railway officials said 9 persons were killed and 4 badly hurt Thursday morning in a train ac cident in Jambcs in southeastern Belgium   

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