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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires MAKES ALL NORTH fOWANS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 6 1948 HOME EDITION mini FINLAND READY TO TALK PACT WITH RUSSIANS Finns to Negotiate on Friendship Treaty But Not Military Alliance Helsinki agreed Saturday to talk treaty with Rus wa and prepared to name the dele gation which will negotiate on Generalissimo Josef Stalins re quest for a friendship and defense The foreign affairs committee of the cabinet scheduled a meeting to discuss composition of the treaty delegation and a blueprint for counterproposals which could be a basis for negotiations delegation will be under clear orders from the Finnish par liament to negotiate on a friend ship pact but not to discuss the military alliance also requested by Stalin Reliable reports said the dele gation will include at least 2 of the negotiators who helped dra COBSJU of Two SartloBsjMUoa OnKQ n INCH SNOW COVERS MASON CITY 1 UACl y peace treities with Russia in 1940 and again in 1944 It is most likely that the dele gation will he similar to the one sent to Paris last year when the Finnish treaty was agreed upon among other German satellite pacts It will be composed of both government figures and members H parliament The committee is not expected to make a final decision before Monday or Tuesday The choices must be approved thereafter by President Juno K Paasikivi A government spokesman said there had been no pressure from Russia to speed up the Finnish de cision He cautioned against draw ing the wrong conclusions from the Finnish decision to negotiate which was agreed upon by a ma jority of parliament Friday I Finland must not be com iirircd to as many should have foreigners do Teachers Gut Pay Demand in School Strike Minneapolis teachers scaled down their immediate pay demands by more than 50 per cent Saturday as negotiators made new efforts to settle thecitys 12day public school strike Dropping their demand for an a year across the board pay boost the teachers agreed to ac cept immediate increases of for employes in the lower third of the salary bracket for those in the middle third and for those in the top third However they said the board of education must promise to pay an additional across the board in 1949 and another annual boost of in 1950 Superintendent of Schools Wil lard E Goshn took the new pay demands under advisement and said he would advise Jack Jorgen sen chief union negotiator when he has reached a decision At the same time Attorney Ar thur T Nelson filed a new suit in Hennepin county district court asking 1100 striking union teach ers be fired by the school board Judge E A Montgomery set next Wednesday for a hearing on Nelsons petition for a court order declaring the strike illegal and di reclmg the school board to reopen the citys 92 public schools Big 3 Agree on Control Over Ruhr London United States Britain and France have agreed upon international control of the Ruhr and close cooperation to enlist western Germanys assets in the Marshall plan I conferences here the western also agreed that western spokesman said The fact that Finland en ters into negotiations with the Soviet Union in no way means that Finland will sign a military pact No one knows what will come from the negotiations Meanwhile Finnish newspaper columns carried increased amounts of for sale advertisements es pecially lor houses and furniture NATIONSAGREE ON WHEAT PRICE Put Bushel Ceiling on 3 Country Exports Washington A 3Gnation wheat agreement putting a S2 a bushel ceiling price on wheat ex ported by the United States Can ada and Australia was announced Saturday The international wheat council made public the 5year pact It is subject to approval by the U S congress and to ratification by the other governments concerned The agreement fixes a minimum price as well as the maximum The minirrum will be a bushel in the first year 104849 It will drop 10 cents a bushel an nually until 1952 when the mini mum will be a bushel Between the top and bottom prices the agreement provides form oi government transactions will be freely con cluded and prices moved in ac cordance with market conditions The 33 countries importing wheat are pledged to buy not less than 500000000 bushels from the 3 exporting countries Canada would ship 230000000 bushels the United States 185000000 and Australia 85000000 The agreed ceiling price is about 50 cents a bushel below the pres ent market Russia and Argentina refused to take part in the agree ment Argentina has been selling wheat to Europe at about a bushel adequate central authority but protecting the rights of the var ious states A communique was issued Sat after the conferences ended No hard agreement was reached upon merger of the French zone with the United StatesBritish zones of occupation but responsi ble officials said decisions reached here will lead to that objective The 3 powers decided Germany will be represented in the inter national control of the Ruhr No indication was given whether Russia will be invited to join The Ruhr agreement was in general terms The specific rec ommendations were not disclosed They will be submitted first to the governments concerned The 3 powers adjourned until next month their talks on the role Germany will play in the eco nomic recovery program They agreed on prompt action to coordinate as far as possible the economic policies of the 3 zones in such matters as foreign and interzonal trade customs and freedom of movement for persons and goods Emerging from the meeting U S Ambassador Lewis Douclas said These meetings have been ex traordinarily fruitful and success ful Within the past 10 days more progress has been made than iu the preceding 3 years The western powers said that UN TRANSFERS PALESTINE TO BIG 5 HUDDLE Solution to Problem Rests Mainly With United States Russia Lake Success the Palestine problem seemed Satur day to have been left mainly to the United States and Russia After Z weeks of cautious dei hate the united nations security council late Friday called on the 5 major powers to find a method of carrying out partition of the Holy Land into Jewish and Arab na tions recommended by the assem bly Nov 29 Britain iinnounced off the floor that she would not lake part in the consultations China has abstained from much of the U N voting on Palestine France has been reluc tant to take a stand This prompted the general view that the future of the Holy Land rested on the doorsteps ofWash ington and Moscow The first bigpower meeting wns set for Monday morning in the New York offices of Soviet Dele gate Andrei A Gromyko A 10 day limit was put on the sessions American Delegate Warren R Austin immediately dispatched his top Palestine adviser Dean Rusk to Washington for conferences Rusk was due back with any in structions from Secretary of State George C Marshall in time to join Austin at the first session U S delegation conferences also were scheduled in New York over the weekend It still was not clear whether Britain would boycott the meet ings entirely or would refuse of ficially to take part but send an observer A spokesman empha sized that his government as prepared to supply any informa tion requested The British stand was in line with Londons policy of not par ticipating in any move to enforce partition or any other solution not acceptable to both Jews and Arabs The Arabs oppose partition the Zionists support it The council struck a blow at partition in Fridays meeting by refusing to adopt an American proposal that it accept the U N assemblys partition decision That plan makes provision for the coun cil to find ways to carry out the splitup The vote on the issue was 5 to 0 with 0 abstentions Seven affirmative votes were needed for passage The blow was softened some what however by statements from some opposing delegates that they merely believed the council should not take such a step until the big powers had an opportunity to act China Britain Syria Can ada Colombia and Argentina were the nations refusing to endorse the move f LI i ii I i the continuous failure of the for eign ministers council to reach 4 powcr agreement has created a situation in Germany which if permitted to continue would have increasingly unfortunate conse quences for western Europe Truman Approves Bill to Extend Time for GI Insurance Benefits WINTER KEEPS GRASP ON U S Mercury Tumbles to 21 at Albany N Y Chicasro showed no signs of weakening Saturday laying an icy touch across scat PACKING UNION HEADS TO MEET Confer on Strategy for National Strike DCS Monies UR Officials 01 packinghouse union locals in Iowa Nebraska and Colorado meet here Sunday night in a strategy conference preparatory to the nationwide strike of meat packing workers March 16 A T Stephens Des Moines di rector of the lowaNebraskaColo rado district of the United Pack inghouse Workers said that more than 25000 CIO em ployes in 27 meat packing plants in these 3 states will go on strike Plants at Mason City Ottum wa Cedar Rapids Sioux City Wa terloo Perry Fort Dodge Esther ville and DCS Moines will be af fected Virtually all the Iowa meat packing plants have CIO repre sentation he said Approximately 15000 Iowa workers will strike at a m on March 1C Stephens said The plants will close down He indicated that the strike would stop most of the livestock slaughtering in Iowa The interior Britain France Benelux Countries Agree on Treaty Other Western Nations markets of slaughtered week 162 6000 Find Mari Lying in Street With Broken Hip for 2 Hours DCS Moines lying on a snowy street with his hip broken for 2 hours Ernest C Moon 54 was discovered Saturday morning by a paper boy Police said they believed Moon was on his way to work when he slipped on a southeast Des Moines street and that the fall broke his hip Two hours later as 13 year old Harold Noland was leaving his home to begin his morning route deliveries he heard a faint cry of Help help After he found Moon Harold returned to his home and awak ened his father Moon was taken to a hospital by police who were summoned by the elder Nolpnd Washmgton President Iruman signed Friday a law giv ing survivors of men who die in the armed services more time for applying for national service life insurance benefits It gives beneficiaries of policies 7 years instead of 5 after the death in which to apply for bene fits In approving the measure the senate finance committee said it would be of most benefit to people who were in enemyoccupied ter ritory during the war avid so had no chance to apply for benefits Heads Livestock Feeders Sioux City a w r e n c e Brock Wakefield Nebr Saturday began another term as president of the Corn Belt Livestock Feeders association Other officers reelect ed Friday at the closing session of the organizations convention were Carl Goeken Atlantic Iowa vice president and Mark W Pickell Chicago executive secretary r tered sections of the east anc midwest Rain snow and slee storms dotted the weather map The mercury tumbled to 21 he low zero in Albany N Y It was near that mark in parts of the New England states There also were subzero readings in Michi gan and in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota Burlington Vt reported chilly 18 and Syracuse N Y had a low of 8 In New York City however the early morning mini mum was 15 above and in Bos ton it was 8 above The lower Mississippi Valley was drenched with rain Nearly inches fell in New Orleans in M hours ending at midnight The ram belt extended from eastern Texas to western Georgia Snow fell from northwestern Missouri to the eastern Dakotas Snow and freezing rain was pre dicted for parts of the southwest and north central states Rain also was forecast for Washington and Oregron A record fall of snow was re ported at Lincoln Neb 18 inches on the ground after a fall of 24 hours The blanket of snow was the heaviest since the weather kcePing records in 1B88 The previous high was 17 MChtSlBrorclcd Fcb 12 13 and 14 1005 Omaha reported 19 inches on the ground and snow still fall ing the state last approximately 000 hogs 16700 cattle calves and 31270 lambs Stephens said the 2D ccntsan hour increase which the CIO unions seek nationally is less than we are justified in asking The department of labor has published statistics showing that it costs a family of 4 an hour to live he declared Twothird of the packinghouse workers maki less than an hour If on request of 29 cents an hour L granted we will be making onlj and that is for a family o three The union also demands a cost pfliving bonus based upon a slid ing scale in the event prices rise Stephens said Will Be Invited to Join Economic Political Pact Brussels France and the Benelux countries Bel gium Netherlands Luxembourg have agreed on a treaty of eco nomic and political cooperation which the other nations of west ern Europe will be invited lo join it was announced Saturday Contrary to some predictions the treaty draft dirt not contain military provisions Observers be lieved these may have been left out lo make the treaty more at tractive to other possible adher ents such as the Scandinavian countries The new treaty announced by Sir George Rendel British am bassador to Brussels was com pleted in a single session of the Brussels conference and an nounced only a few minutes after Seeks Bigger House as Triplets Boost Children to 17 Nopemingr Minn Erikson said Saturday that he guessed hed look for a biggei house now that the newlyarrived triplets have swelled his family to 17 children Mrs Erickson who is 43 gave birth to the 3 girls Friday at St Lukes hospital in nearby Duluth Erickson is 47 He makes a week working in the stock house at a steel plant The Ericksons live in a 4room house which has only one bed room He said he expected to have some trouble housing his family which was cramped for space even before the triplets arrived French Maginot Line Is Offered for Rent Paris rent The Magi not line The French government has of ered for rent as pasture the sec tions of land in which the Magi not line was built and through vmch the German panzer divi jons came so fast in 1940 Some of the old fortifications an be scon from the highway the 2nd session opened Saturday The treuly was looked upon as the cornerstone of the western European union advocated by British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin to help halt the westward march oC communism It is open to all nations except those with totalitarian govern ments It was announced Gen eralissimo Francisco Franco of Spain was specifically mentioned as the totalitarian ruler of a coun try which was not eligible to join Rendel said the 5 nations have reached agreement on all main principles and all that remains to be done is to fit the pieces of I the jigsaw together Such swift agreement was be lieved to have set a record for diplomatic speed mainly because the 5 nations are anxious to pre sent their pact to the 16 nation conference of Marshall plan coun tries in Paris opening on March 15 Previous reports snid all Mar shall plan nations will be invited to participate in the treaty and this was confirmed by Renders announcement There are no military clauses in this treaty Rendel said This draft Just provides for economic and political coopera tion and the door is open for any other nation wishing to partici pate Rendel said JEWS FIRE ON ARABS IN HAIFA Kill 5 Persons With 3 Inch Mortar Shells Jerusalem jn Haift killed 5 persons and damaged buildings severely by firing 3incl mortar shells at Arabs in the har bor area Saturday police said The police report said the fire came from Hadar Hacarmel all Anderson Says Wallace Is Changed Man Des Moines of Agriculture Clinton Anderson said Saturday many farmers have told him the Henry A Wallace they once knew is not the Henry A Wallace of today That was as far as Anderson would so in answer to a news conference question concerning Wallaces chances of being elected president The secretary of agri culture is here to address the an nual Iowa democratic Jacksou day dinner Saturday night Anderson said a very prominent Minnesota farmer he declined to identify expressed the sentiment of many concerning Wallace by saying I know Henry A Wallace but I dont know this Henry A Wal lace Anderson said the remark came from a man who had been one of Wallaces staunchest friends The secretary said President Truman will be the democratic nominee for president without question Anderson declined to say wheth er he would accept the democratic vice presidential nomination but commented If I get my mind on something else I wont do a good job as sec retary of agriculture He declined also to comment on he opposition to President Truman from southern democrats except say Im no political expert But 1 relieve it is better for difficulties in the family to come in March than in November Anderson said be believed con gress would extend the farm price support program at least 2 years after it expires at the end of this year and that he hoped congress would make the program perma nent However he said he did not expect such legislation in this ses sion of congress The secretary said a new long range farm program probably RAIN FORECAST MAY RESULT M STATE FLOODS 16 Inches of Snow at Sidney Is Heaviest Fall in Iowa Storm Mason City already had the heaviest snowfall of the winter but there were no signs of a letup at 2 p m Saturday There were more than 8 inches of snow then and the forecast was for several inches of additional snow mixed with freezing rain More than a foot of snow fell at some southwestern points as the new storm swept Iowa It continued to snow hard dur ing the morning at many points and in some other places in Iowa there was freezing rain and sleet The state highway commission said highways were treacherous and that unnecessary driving should be avoided Some drifting was reported The commission said the drift ing largely was confined to a few points in central and northern Iowa All primary roads are open Sidney had 16 inches of new snow and Audubow 10 inches The new fall sent depths of snow on the ground up to nearly 30 inches m some areas In Mason City the 4 city snow plows all were busy through the day 1 in each quarter of the city and in addition 2 motor graders were pushing the snow to the sides of the paved streets according to City Engineer Waldo W Wegner Removal of the snow from the downtovyn streets and hauling it away will begin at midnight Weg ner said His reaction to the fore cast of rain Sunday was mixed he added It would help clear the snow he admitted but because the ground is frozen the runoff is Jewish section business halfway and resideutia up the Carme mountainside It ripped into th Arab business district near the en trance to Haifa port Gen Sir Alan Gordon Cunning ham Britisli high commissioner has appealed for the safety o United Nations personnel in Pal estine But the Arab higher com mittee says they soon may need more protection Six members of the U N secre tariat arrived Here Wednesday as an advance party of the Palestine partition commission Since the al main principles ready are agreed upon he said all that remains now is to fit the pieces of the jigsaw together Roland de Margerio French Foreign office expert said the treaty was open to all nations ex cept totalitarian and it is obvi ous that Generalissimo Francisco Franco cannot participate for the moment It Can Picks Off Bush Bicknell Ind Oncoming spring had never been so lush be fore Walking home from a trip to the grocery Mrs Oscar Finke saw a bill on a bush She dropped her groceries and started picking Soon she had The lettuce didnt keep Ion Mrs Finke learned it had been a nest egg Mrs Jack Clinkenbcard had hoarded under a flower pot lor a trip to Florida The wind it seems had blown it away The Clinkenbeards didnt dally when they got their money back They left for Florida before the wind could change BUck SAME Iowa Girl 14 Killed in Highway Accident Council Bluffs Jean Milburn 14 of suburban Lake Mannwa was killed Friday night when she was struck by a car while reluming home from a rol Icrskaiing rink The driver of the car Warren H Munsmgcr of Mlavcrn snid he accident occurred as Miss Milburn was crossing the intersection of highways 275 and 102 He said his car struck an abutment on the op posite side of the highway as he swerved to avoid the girl She was the daughter of Mi ami Mrs William R Milburn of Lake Manawa Injuries Prove Fatal to Des Moines Woman Deg Moines Jacquin Moines died at a hospital Friday night of injuries suffered Feb 27 in a trian accident here Mrs Dnvis husband Clarence 48 who was walking with her at tnc time also was injured would be a combination nf several c proposals now pending As to ap propriatioiis Anderson said then was not the same desire as previ ously to slash funds for soi likely to cause more flood diffi conservation the REA and the school lunch program As to food production Andersor said there probably will not be a satisfactory adjustment for quite a few years Referring to a proposal to trans fer the soil conservation service to colleges extension services An derson said his department is op posed to it Navy Rocket Hits Speed of 3000 MPH Washington new navy rocket has spurted 7B miles into the sky and hit a speed of 3000 miles an hour the army and navy said Saturday It is the highest and fastest an American missile is disclosed to have gone The wartime German V2 reached 114 miles and about 3500 miles an hour in tests at White Sands N Mex proving grounds The navy rocket called the Aerobee was tested there Friday the joint announcement said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow Saturday night with several inches of additional snow likely occasionally mixed with freezing rain Saturday night turning to rain Sunday Slowly rising temperatures Sat urday night and Sunday Rising temperatures to near 32 by Sun day morning and to 35 to 40 by Sunday afternoon Iowa Rain and sleet central and east snow northwest snow end ing extreme southwest Saturday afternoon Several inches of ad ditional snow likely Freezing rain or drizzle Saturday night and occasional rain Sunday probably ending Sunday night Slowly rising temperatures Sat urday and Sunday turning cold er Sunday night and Monday clearing Monday Temperatures Sunday to range from morning lows to 20 to afternoon highs of 35 west and from 28 to 37 east On Monday from morning lows of 18 to afternoon highs of 23 west Minnesota Snow Saturday night and Sunday with heavy amounts accumulating south and central portions Warmer north and central portions Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 5 clock Saturday morning Maximum 27 Minimum At 8 a m Saturday 22 Precipitation 33 Snow up to 8 a m 4J inches YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum j In ihe nlasou Ciiy district the highway commission reported ap proximately 5 inches of snow at 9 a m and it was still snowing Plows were out on all main high ways and no blockades were re ported Saturday morning There was little Railroads coming into Mason City reported little difficulty so far due to snow although some trains were delayed The Jeffer son bus line from the south was late because visibility was almost zero Saturday morning The south bound bus was on time Heaviest previous snow in Ma son City this was 44 inches Nov 14 There were 3 inches on Dec 8 Heaviest snowfall a year ago vas the 15J inch total for the 3 days Jan 2830 according to the GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Meanwhile the weather bureau cautioned of the possibility of serious flood threats A rain stonn is moving toward Iowa the weather bureau said and in addition a thaw is expected to develop over the weekend Resi dents of lowland areas were ad vised to watch developments close ly and be prepared for emergen cies Sharp rises are predicted for interior Iowa streams Council Bluffs has had 12 inches of new snow and Atlantic 9 inches the weather bureau reported Freezing rain was reported Sat urday morning in Davenport Iowa City Burlington Cedar Rapids and Ottumwa The weather bureau said the sleet or freezing rain would spread to the northeast por tion Saturday afternoon The state highway commission m Ames issued the following 8 a m report on highway condi tions Sioux City snowing lightly 7 inches dry not drifting High ways slippery with packed snow Creston snowing hard 7 inches wet Slight drifting Highways slippery with packed snow Ames snowing lightly 4 inches wet slight drifting Highways covered with snow slippery Davenport raining and sleeting highways icy The state highway patrol said conditions included Southwest Mostly 7 to 10 nches new snow Very hazardous Some one way traffic on No 2 near Shenandoah Northwest Iowa Four to 6 nches of new snow and still snow ng heavily Roads snow packed and slippery Plows out Northeast Iowa Snowing heav ly Visibility 500 feet or less Some drifting Snow depth up to 6 nches Iowa CityCedar Rapids to 5 inches of new snow Soflie sleet Visibility poor DavenportClinton Mreaiine area Freezing rain Highways very hazardous Extreme southeast Iowa Sleet and snow Roads covered with ice and slush Getting worse Although barnacle best n warm waters they can survive ong trips lo comparatively cold regions   

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