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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NffWSPAKft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION rimm VOL IJV Anocteted Frew and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MARCH 20 1948 tttte Papar ot Two I 139 a permanent solution Most delegates were stunned by the move and hurriedly cabled their governments for instruc tions Russia however announced immediate opposition The Jewish agency for Pales tine called the move an amaz ing reversal The agency added that the Jews will resist trustee ship by force Arab delegates smiled and said little They still demand one in dependent country in Palestine but welcomed the blow to parti tion The 11nation security council will meet next Wednesday to start debate on the new American USSpokesmen at UN Believe Palestine Partition Is Doomed Lake Success States sources expressed confidence Saturday that the United Nations will accept the surprise American abandon the Palestine partition plan The reversal of American policy came with dramatic suddenness late Friday The United States now xvants a temporary IT N trustee ship over the embattled Holy Land A special session of the U N as sembly was asked immediately approve the interim plan and con sider a permanent solution I I Finland Lost to Russians By TIIOR JENSEN1 GlobeGazette Farm Editor Albert Lea warn ing against hysteria and panic which would prevent sane think ing necessary to prevent another war Senator Joseph H Ball of Minnesota warned Friday evening that Washington already has given up Finland as lost to com munism and the hour for action is stand The United States was the strongest supporter of the parti tion plan when it was pushed through the assembly 33 to IS last Nov 29 At that lime the Sov iet Union joined with the U S in one of the rare instances of Amer icanRussian agreement within the U N It was understood here that the American decision came from the white house and was of cabinet level American spokesmen dodged queries as to the bipartisan as pects of the move The American statement left a loophole for the possible reinstate ment of the scheme to split the Holy Land into Jewish and Arab countries by next Oct 1 However a high U N official said bluntly This means the end of partition Warren R Austin chief Ameri can delegate presented the pro posal at a private session of the Big Five powers and then to the council The council was asked to call the special assembly session endorse the interim trusteeship under the U N trusteeship coun cil and instruct the U N Palestine commission to give up efforts to put through partition The com mission already has a small ad vance party in the Holy Land Austin anticipated Russian op position but is understood to feel that the program is vetoproof It was conceded that Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Grom yko might exercise the big power veto in the council to stop any of the 3 requests However alternate routes were open If the Soviet Union blocks a the U S or any other nation can quickly ask for one and have the 57 members polled If Gromyko whips out veVpes to hold oup coun cil acceptance oil trusteeship and the standby instructions to the Palestine commission the council could be bypassed and the issues taken to the lull assembly MAN HIT BY CAR BADLY INJURED Joice Pedestrian in Mason City Hospital E Haroldson 20 of Joice was in Mercy hospital at Mason City with a skull fracture and other injuries caused by being struck by an automobile on the pavement 4 miles west of Manly at 2 a m Saturday Haroldson was walking west on highway Wo 9 when a car driven by Loren McTlhaUon of Fer tile approached from behind and struck him The driver stopped rendered as sistance and called help He told Sheriff Carl Sheimo of Northwood that he was unable to se the man because of a dense fog Dr G S Westly of Manly was called and reported the injured man had a skull fracture a bad cut on the head and was bleeding from the nose Brides ambulance at Manly was called and the in jured man was taken to Mercy hospital Haroldson is a son of Peter Har oldson of Joice Abandon Search for lowan at Humboldt Ilnmboldt ice flow forced rescue workers here to abandon search for Gus Lutz 87 believed to have leaped or fallen into West Des Moines river here Friday according to T J Lieu wen Humboldt county deputy sheriff Lieuwen said the condition of the river Saturday will prevent workers from attempting further search However he said officials plan to continue search Sunday with 4 boats and a crossstream dragline SAME traffia death pail 24 hoars la late The senator forecast the end of the packing house workers strike by March explaining that the presidents fact findingboard is scheduled to report late next week and if that report does not settle the strike the president can get an 80day injunc tion under pro visions of the TaftHartley act Ball is chair man of the joint senate house committee o n labor He suggested 2 alter native courses for the U S to prevent another war 1 Unite all free nations of the world in an Senator Joseph Ball effective federation to keep the peace If the UN is blocked from acting by Russias veto set up an other organization 2 Pull in our lines to defend the Americas and hope that Russia will spread herself too thin The 2nd alternative is less desir able than the irst the senator ad mitted in addressing the Iowa and Minnesota farmers attending the Minnesota State Spring Barrow show He spoke at the evening meeting in the Albert Lea high school auditorium The 2nd alternative is better than our present course of action the senator continued It is very WEST POWERS WANT TRIESTE IN ITALY HANDS Ask Russia to Agree to Amend Peace Treaty to Return Free Territory Washington United States Britain and France Satur day asked Russia to agree to amend the Italian peace treaty to return the free territory of Trieste to Italy The 3 governments made the surprise proposal to Italy as well as Russia A copy of the United States note to the 2 governments also was sent to Yugoslavia The 3 governments said they arrived at the decision to ask re turn of Trieste to Italy because 1 Discussions in the United Nations security council have already shown that agree ment on the selection of a gov ernor for Trieste is impossible 2 The 3 western have received abundant evidence to show that the Yugoslav zone or Trieste has been virtually incor porated into Yugoslavia by pro cedures which do not respect the desire expressed by the powers to give an independent and demo cratic status to the territory Under the Italian peace treaty Trieste was split into 2 zones The U S and Britain administer the northern zone Yugoslavia admin isters the southern area Coal Operators Ask Umpire Lewis Agrees to Conference SENATE TO VOTE ON TAX MONDAY Gain Recruits in Drive for Cut Washington Senate re publicans gained new recruits Saturday in their drive to cut in come taxes Announcement by Senator Morse ROrc that he intends to vote for the bill left little donbt the republicans would line up solidly for it And more democrats pledged their support when the showdown comes Monday The senate agreed Friday night to vote on any remaining amend ments and thejbjll starting at 4 p m CST Monday IT S spending its resources at the rate of yearly in eco nomic assistance all over the world without a sound and clear cut political policy to back it Ball declared We must reject further appease ment said Senator Ball with ob vious reference to Presidential Candidate Henry Wallace In addition to his prediction oL the end of the packing house strike March 29 the speaker ex plained in some detail the sen ates permanent farm program which he said would be passed by the senate at this session of con gress He denied reports that the pres ent program would be continued until 1949 to give further time for study by congress although he admitted he could not speak for the house of representatives The senate bill now in the ag riculture committee and sched uled for hearings about April 15 continues the following provi sions he said 1 Decentralization of the farm program with both state and county committees chosen by the farmers themselves 2 Tightening of the provisions for soil conservation payments by making practices subject to ap proval both by the U S depart ment agriculture and the state committees Im not so sure soil conservation payments srci such a good idea he admitted 3 A new parity formulawliich would take into account some of the costs of production but not wages although wages might be included after the hearings and a choice of parity based on the 1909 to 1914 period or the last preceding 10 years 4 Support of basic farm crops on a sliding scale of from GO to 90 per cent A normal crop would be supported at 75 per cent of parity Senator Ball said while a big crop would get n 60 per cent support and a small crop a 90 per cent support price Death Toll Over 50 in Tornado Wave See picture page 2 Chicago The death toll mounted to more than 50 Saturday in the series of tornadoes and de structive gales which whipped across wide sections of a 9state area Friday The wave of death and destruc tion from Texas i New York left more than 300 injured Hundreds were homeless Property damage was in the millions The on the last day of hardest in southwestern Illinois near St Louis where 41 rpnnrtprl kitieci iiic iijiin crtsl lGnitu In Texas Thursday night and moved northeastward Small tornadoes struck sections of Oklahoma and Kansas Thursday night but the twister swept with devastating force Friday in southern Macou pin county III The tornadoes or damaging winds fanned across sections of Indiana Kentucky Ohio Michi gan Kansas Missouri Pennsyl vania and New York Saturday the intense storm center had moved northeastward into Canada Four persons were killed in Ohio Two others lost their lives in Kentucky Z in Missouri and 1 each in Michigan Pennsylvania and New York The army and the Red Cross mobilized disaster units and emer gency equipment food and cloth ing were rushed into the stricken areas An allotment of was made by the American Red Cross to aid victims in Illinois Missouri Indiana and Ohio In Bunker Hill 111 about 80 per cent of the town of 1500 was flattened The Red Cross said the death toll wiis most in any of the towns smashed by the tor nadoes Property damage was es timated at a half million dollars In nearby Fosterburg 13 persons were killed scores injured and nearly all of the towns 100 homes and stores were wrecked or dam aged Five persons lost their lives in Gillespie and the estimated property damage in the city of 4500 was about Just for a Change Spring Weatherman Get Together Again The first day of spring and the weatherman really got together Saturday to give North lowans that old urge to go fishing True the ice hasnt broken up yet but the temperature hovered around 65 degrees at 2 p thats not Ear from perfect weather Many persons reported seeing robins Saturday not the first of the sttaMjn to be sure but in more plentiful numbers than Ihe early birds With clear skies the sun shining brightly and a warm breeze out of the southland it wont be long until the sap begins to run AP Wirephoto RACCOON RIVER waters from the Raccoon river were flowing across 21st street leading to Des Moines Saturday The city is in the background and the water works is at the left Iowa Flood Situation Eases Several Roads Still Closed Ottumwa Points Belown Des Moines See Sharp 1 J W Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday night with thundershowers develop ing late Saturday night Sunday cloudy with showers ending in afternoon Low Saturday night 3540 High Sunday afternoon near 55 Iowa Cloudy and warmer with showers and scattered thunder storms Saturday night Sunday cloudy east and generally fail west turning colrW west portion in afternoon Low Saturday night 40 north to 52 south High Sunday 55GO Minnesota Mostly cloudy with showers Saturday night and east portion Sunday forenoon Clear ing rnd colder Sunday after noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Jor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday Maximum 57 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Saturday 40 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Des Moines The flood sit uation eased in Iowa Saturday but points on the Des Moines riv er below Des Moines principally Ottumwa prepared for sharp rises over the weekend Barring heavy rains however the crests are expected to be about 5 feet below the high points reached in the devastating flaods of last June On the basis of present condi tions a crest of 15 feet is pre dicted for Ottumwa This is 6 feet above bankful and will cause some local flooding At least 9 highways in various parts of the state were closed be cause of high water and a few others were covered with water but open to traffic At Iowa City the Iowa river crested at 14 G feet Friday night mul had dropped off to 136 feet at 7 oclock Saturday Highway No 218 north of the city was still flooded and closed to traffic but highway No 6 was completely clear of water between Iowa City and Coralvillc The Iowa stale highway patrol mode this report on highways Highway No 60 closed south of Des Moines Highway 2 closed west of Shen andoah and east of Sidney Highway 34 closed at Hastings Highway 333 closed at Ham burg Highway 58 closed from Cedar Falls to Hudson Highway 218 closed north of Iowa City over road en No 6 west of Iowa City but 2way traffic going through County road from Marengo to Blairstown closed Highway 61 closed north of Montrose to Fort Madison Highway 99 closed between Wapello and Oakvillc Highway 42 closed west of Riv er ton Highway 169 closed south of Ad el Water over Highway 13 be tween Eddyville and Ottumwa but traffic going through The Raccoon river crested at Van Meter Friday at 6 feet above floodstagre The stream began falling in Des Moines Saturday The Des Moines river crested within its banks at second avenue in Des Moines Friday and was falling Saturday At the junction of the 2 streams in Des Moines the stage reached 15 feet 2 feet above bankful Sat urday morning then began reced ing RAILROADS CUT IOWA SERVICE 3 Roads Discontinue Passenger Trains Des railroads which operate in Iowa have announced discontinuance of a number of trains in compliance with the ODT order to reduce coal OWNERS WANT COURT DECISION ON 3RD MEMBER Miners Chief Sees No Hope of Any Progress at Monday Conference Washington Coal oper ators Saturday asked the federal district court to name an umpire for the miners pension dispute that has caused a nationwide strike Action came shortly after Min ers Chief John t Lewis had agreed to meet with soft coal oper ators Monday in an attempt to reach a strike settlement The court petition sought ap pointment of a neutral member of a 3man board which administers a 830000000 pension trust fund The other 2 members are Lewis and Ezra Van Horn leading ne gotiator for the mine owners They have been xmable to agree on a method for making pension pay ments The present coal contract calls for court appointment of a neutral trustee or umpire in event of failure on the part of the union and operator trustees to agree on a 3rd man Lewis sent a memorandum to Federal Mediation Director Cyrus S Ching accepting for his United Mine Workers Chings invitation to meet with representatives of the operators Lewis said however It is preposterous te assume that any progress will be made at your Monday meeting as these men the soft coal operators merely carry out the instructions of their principals Lewis plainly accepted the in vitation with reluctance He said The weather bureau said the DCS Moines would reach a stage of nearly 20 feet at Tracy Sunday This would be G feet above bank ful The reading there Saturday morning was 156 feet The crest was expected to reach Etldyville Sunday afternoon with a stage of 21 feet also 6 feet above bankful At Ottumwa a crest of about 15 leet another 6 feet over bank ful was expected late Sunday night or Monday morning The Ot tumwa stage was 10 feet Satur day morning one foot above bank ful At Marshalltown the Iowa river crested at 1502 feel Friday night but was down to 1479 Saturday morning Linn creek at Marshall town which also was out of its banks briefly Friday was falling rapidly Saturday TORNADO DAMAGE NOT clear away of this house which was smashed to bits and dropped into its own basement by a tornado struck Fosterburg Friday Tangled mass in upper right center was an automobile Thirteen persons were killed and nearly all of the towns 100 homes and stores were wrecked North Western trains to be dis continued effective at a m Monday include Nos 25 and 26 between Chicago and Clinton la train No 15 be tween Boone la and Omaha Nos 11 and 12 between Missouri Valley and Sioux City la Nos 209 and 210 between Minneapolis and Sioux City and Nos 9 and 10 be tween Sioux City and Omaha will operate 3 times weekly Rock Island trains to be sus pended include No 5 Des Moines to Omaha No 19 Chicago to Rock Island 111 No 17 Des Moines to Kan sas City No 14 Omaha to Des Moines No 12 Bock Island to Chicago and No 16 Kansas City to Des Moines Among Burlington trains to be cut are trains 27 and 28 Ottumwa to Des Moines trains 3 and 4 Galesburg 111 to Burlington la Train service through Mason City will remain intact with the exception of the Z day trains on the Chicago Great Western rail road No 31 southbound passing through Mason City at p m Minneapolis to Omaha and No 32 northbound passing through Mason City at p rn from Omaha to Minneapolis will make their last trips Sunday he did so out of a desire to avoid iy uiocoui vCsy IG The mine union chief did not ay whether Vie would appear in Derson at the conference He said i representative committee vould be on hand from the United Vline Workers Issue Injunction to Avert Strike at Atomic Plant Knoxville Tenn threat ened strike in an atomic bomb laboratory at Oak Ridge Tenn was averted Friday when the gov ernment obtained an injunction banning a walkout for 80 days The court order issued here by Federal Judge George C Taylor marked the first time national emergency provisions of the Taft Hartley law had been invoked About 900 members of the AFL atomic trades and labor council were restrained from leaving their jobs at Oak Ridge national labor atory and Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp operator of the plant was restrained from disturb ing the status quo of an exist ing labor Contract with the union Russians Walk Out of Germany Control Council Meeting Berlin Russians ab ruptly walked out of an allied control council meeting Saturday after charging the western pow ers had proved by their actions that the control council no longer exists as an organ of government The charge was made by Mar shal Vassily D Sokolovsky after a heated session The Russians adjourned the meeting and strode out leaving the representatives of Britain France and the United States sitting at the table There was no indication how ever that the Russians had walked out of the council for good South Africa and Australia have established Antarctic outposts on Prince Edward Island and Heard Island respectively PUSH EUROPE CHINA RELIEF Washington 000 bill to help Europe and China hold the line against communism sailed successfully past its firsi house deadline Saturday It includes a European recovery program more military help for Turkey and Greece and both mili tary and economic aid for China The hoifse foreign affairs com mittee approved its single package foreign aid bill late Friday 15 to 0 That was a day ahead of the deadline republican leaders hat I set for committee action See Largest Crop Acreage in 15 Years Des Moines farmers intend to plant the largest acreage of crops in 15 years but they are aiming primarily at quick feed and a return to prewar cropping practices with future world food supplies in mind The Iowa crop and livestock re portingr service said Saturday these are the major trends indi cated in a survey of fanners planting intentions The total acreage devoted to crops would be slightly more than 22000000 an increase of about 140000 acres over lasi year However the corn acreage would be 10659000 acres a re duction of 2 per cent or 218000 acres compared with last years plantings This would be the smal lest planted acreage of corn since 1942 A much sharper reduction is planned in the soybean acreage The intentions are lor 1551000 acres of this crop This would be G per cent or 200000 fewer acres han in 1947 and 400000 acres ewer than the wartime peak To offset these reductions armers intend to plant 8 per cent nore oats and 3 per cent more hay The oat seeding intentions at 6123000 acres would be the larg est in more than 20 years and an ncrease of 450000 acres over last year The hay acreage would be 417000 acres compared with 317000 last year Violence Flares as Italy Election Nears Rome Italian election campaign headed into a month of expected bloodshed Saturday in the wake of communist attacks in the Naples area in which one Christian democrat was killed 14 wounded and a policeman shot Tension mounted as a result of the communist attack which vio lated the aliparty election peace agreement The Christian demo crat party is the Catholic party headed by Premier Alcide de peri The violence started Friday af ternoon when about 40 ists tried to break up a Christian democrat parade of several hun dred persons in Castellammare south of Naples in the Bay of Naples area   

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