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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Press and United Press full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 24 1948 This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION TTMTTT No TAX CUT MEASURE BEFORE TRUMAN OWNERS PRESS COURT BAN IN COAL WALKOUT Truman Sets Up Board of Inquiry as 1st Step Under Labor Act Washington r e si d e n 1 Truman moved in on the coal strike Wednesday and operators called for a speedup in the drive to get a court ban against the walkout They said the board of inquiry set up by Mr Truman under the TaftHartJey law should require only a matter of hours to report That bare statement of facts on the 10day soft coal shut needed before the gov ernment can ask for a federal court injunction Under such an order the court could levy heavy fines or even jail terms against John L Lewis and his United Mine Workers members if they failed to obey The president issued an order late Tuesday creating the inquiry board and directing it to report by April 5 or sooner if it can The members were expected to be an nounced by the white house Wed nesday The appeal for the board to fin ish its factfinding job quickly came from John D Battle execu tive secretary of the National Coal association The board he said should act with dispatch in order that the law of the land may be made applic able to this threat to the wellbe ing of the nation But government officials esti mated that it will take a week at least for the board to complete its task The strike grew out ol the in ability of Lewis and the mine own ers to agree on how to spend the welfare fund set up by their contract last July They struck n snag over how mnpy miners are 10 be eligible ibr pen sions Mr Truman stepped into the strike after Lewis Tuesday re jected a government peace plan calling for appointment of a fact finding board outside the Taft Hartley act The union termed the plan grotesque 2 Survive 7 Die Lingering Death in Crash Woodland Wash ers pieced together Wednesday the last hours of 7 men who froze to death after their transport plane crashed into snowcovered Mount Davis Sunday night One man apparently was killed outright in the crash Two others both injured seriously rolled and crawled down the mountain in search of help then directed res cuers to the wreck The cold ashes of a fire a shat tered wing of the plane standing upright in the snow for shelter gave rescuers a vivid picture of the injured mens struggle to sur vive in the bitter cold One man in his agony attempted to amputate his shattered leg A Wants Meat Workers Out of Plants DCS Monies district CIO packinghouse union official wants to withdraw maintenance and re frigeration workers from 4 Ar mour packing plants The plants involved are at Sioux City Iowa Mason City Iowa Omaha Neb and Denver Colo Russel Bull field representative for the union said he had asked UPWACIO international head quarters for permission to with draw the men in reprisal for what he called acts of violence against pickets Bulls district includes Iowa Nebraska and Colorado He con tended Armour trucks had ram med into a picket line injurin nn ii rV ft Jl nt people trucks at in Omaha Sioux and City that ran through picket lines at about 30 to 35 miles an hour endangering the pickets Bull added it had been fairly quiet in Mason City and Den ver Comment from company spokesmen was not available im mediately Workers have maintained mini mum maintenance and refriger ation needs thus far during the strike AP Wirephoto ONLY SURVIVORS Above FFC Boston Mass is helped from a car at the Vancouver Wash hospital by Jack Carl logger who heard the survivors cries for help and rescued them At riprht Major John B Hardinsr pilot of he plane that crashed near Woodland Wash rests in the hospital lie is wearing a sergreants coat picked up at the crash scene Broker Discloses 46 Plane Engines Sentto Russians Washington A Dallas Texas airplane engine broker told congress Wednesday that at least 46 uarplane engines he bought last year from the war assets administration were event ually sent to Russia and Poland Leroy H Lucky the broker said they were engines built for B24s and suitable for bomb ers or troopcarrying planes He told his story to a house subcom mittee investigating WAA sales In brief it was this Lucky was in the business of buying the engines fixing them up and selling them He bough 1400 from the WAA last year anc does not know where all those he sold finally wound up Lucky said the 46 engines he knows went to Russia or Poland were sold to Richard F Finckie president of the Alpine corpora tion Washington trail of blood led from the wreck age to his body 100 yards distant Four bodies were huddled to gether around the burned out fire Three were found in the snow a short distance away The body of the 8th victim was in the smashed cockpit of the plane which som ersaulted into the mountain dur ing a storm If wed been a little earlier said Richard Adams a member of the first rescue team to reach the wreck perhaps M o n d a y we might have saved a couple of the men But all we found were 8 frozen corpses The 2 who survived were Maj John B Harding 27 pilot Fair field Cal and Pfc John M Bel monte Baston Mass Although severely injured they rolled and crawled to safety and directed rescuers to the location of the wreck Rescuers said one man evident ly froze to death while attempting to kindle a fire It looked almost like a peace ful picnic party Adams said but Monday nights cold was too much for them Harding and Belmonte the sur vivors said they decided to leave the wreckage rather than die waiting for rescue Belmonte separated from his companion and found a vacant cabin about a mile from the wreck He returned to assist Harding whose leg was broken and whose hands and feet were frozen The 2 helped each other down the steep mountainside to the shelter Two loggers heard the mens cries for help late Tuesday They carried the injured men into Woodland on a lumber camp trac tor Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer Low Wednesday night 3032 High Thursday 65 Iowa Fair Wednesday night Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer Low Wednesday night 30 north 36 south High Thursday 60 north 65 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Occa sional snow extreme northwest portion Wednesday night Warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY weathcr statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 65 Minimum 3 40 63 31 Maximum Minimum Reveal U S Plans to Clamp Down on War Materials to Russia Washington UR Commerce department sources said Wednes day the government plans to clamp down on shipments of potential war materials to Eussia These shipments have provoked mounting criticism both in and out of congress and have touched off an inquiry by the senates new superinvestigating committee The commerce department sources said all Russian applica tions are being subjected to the utmost scrutiny The government it was said vill endeavor to keep out of Soviet hands all goods that can be used by European countries in front of the iron curtain Carries 3 Children to Safety Then Dies Des Moines Wood 38 carried his 3 children from his suburban home Tuesday after they were overcome by coal gas He and his wife took the un onscious children to his mothers lorne They called a doctor and Wood tired slumped in a chair When his wife told him the chil dren were all alive Wood col apsed and died Authorities said shock and exqitcmcnt apparently caused a heart attack Worth of New House New Hamilton R Honts is a very surprised man He came home the oilier day and found worth of new roof on his house He isnt any more surprised than the Wormhoudt Insulation com pany of Mason City though The new supposed to go on the home of Mrs Minnie Kolthoff one of Honts neighbors Work on the nearly completed new Honts root has been suspended pending negotiations The roof is of insulated shingle construction TITO BACKS OUT IN TRIESTE SWAP Hint Yugoslavia Might Consider Another Trade Rome backed out Wednesday from an offer to tracie Triebic iur iVic iluiian Cily of Gorizia The Yugoslav foreign ministry voiced regret over the apparent assumption abroad that Yugo slavia would insist on obtaining Gorizia in exchange for Trieste At the same time a ministry spokesman hinted that Yugoslavia might consider some other swap for the great Adriatic port now in free territory partially occupied by Yugoslavia An Italian spokesman said Tuesday Italy would reject any Yugoslav renewal of her offer to barter her claims to Trieste for Gorizia Yugoslavia first suggested the swap in November 1946 The Yugoslav spokesman said Tuesday night Foreign Minister Stanoje Simic did not intend to advance any specific proposal when he told newsmen Monday that Yugoslavia is ready to seek a compromise on Trieste through mutual efforts The spokesman said the fact that Simic mentioned the talks of 1946 and declared Yugoslavia is prepared again to go so far those talks was misunderstood in Soybean Support Price 90 of Sept 1 Market Support prices will be available to Iowa farmers on the 1948 crop of soybeans grading No 2 and con taining not more than 14 per cent moisture it was announced Tues day by Elmer W Krause chair man of the Cerro Gordo county PMA committee The 1948 support price will be figured on 90 per cent of the Sept 1 1948 price according to word received from the state committee Producer loans will be available until Dec 31 and will mature April 30 1949 Ask Television Permit Washington Central Broadcasting company has ap plied for a television permit for Davenport the federal communi cations commission announced Wednesday The company is li censee of radio station WHO Des Moines SAME tlmg mean i no i Zl Alert Police in Trieste for Red Move Trieste OJR AngloAmerican authorities alerted 7000 civil po lice Wednesday after reports that communists have scheduled an unauthorized demonstration in Trieste for late Wednesday after noon These reports said the demon stration was planned to protest the western powers proposal that Trieste be returned to Italy Allied troops also were moved up to reinforce civil police on the Yugoslav frontier after re ports that the Yugoslavs have pushed their lines forward by sev eral hundred yards since the Trieste proposal was announced Local inhabitants at Draga where a Yugoslav patrol crossed the line and fired on allied civil police Monday evening told vis iting correspondents Wednesday that the Yugoslav line in that area has been advanced 200 yards in the past few days JEWISH STATE PUNNED AFTER BRITISH LEAVE Leaders Announce Rule Will Be Established in Palestine May 16 Jerusalm provisional Jewish government will be set up in the Holy Land May 16 repre sentatives of Palestines 600000 Jews announced Wednesday The British will give up their mandate in the Holy Land May 15 Members of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish National Council Vaad Leumi made the an nouncement after a joint confer ence in the allJewish city of Tel Aviv They rejected any plan to es tablish a Palestine trusteeship as suggested by the United States even for a brief period Announcement of the plan to form a provisional government was more moderate than some had expected for there had been in dications a flat proclamation of a Jewish state would be made This was the joint agencycoun cil announcement 1 The Jewish people and Yi shuv Jewish people of Palestine homeland will oppose any pro posal designed to prevent or post pone establishment of a Jewish state 2 We categorically reject any plan to set up a trusteeship regime for Palestine even for a short period of time A trusteeship would necessarily entail denial of the Jewish right to national inde pendence It would leave Palestine under a foreign military regime 3 The failure and disintegration of the mandatory administration continuation of which was unani mously rejected by the United Nations necessitates early arrival in Palestine of the UN commis sion on partition Jewish provisional council of government lay by the UN commission so that authority may be transferred to it as envisaged in UN decisions 4 Upon termination of the man datory not later than May provisional Jewish government will com mence to function in cooperation with the representatives of the UN Then in Palestine In the meantime we shall do our utmost to minimize the chaos created by the present government and we shall maintain so far as lies in our power the public services ne glected by it 5 The Jewish people extend the hand of peace to the Arab people The Jewish state will be glad to cooperate with neighboring Arab stales and to enter into perman ent treaty relations with them to strengthen world peace and vancc the development of countries of the near east ad all Minnesota Governor Stays Out of CIO Meat Union Strike St Paul Luther W Youngdahl said Wednesday that it apparently is outside the realm of possibility for him to attempt to negotiate a settlement of the CIO United Packinghouse Work ers strike in Minnesota Youngdahl called union and management officials together shortly after UPW heads had an nounced terms of an agreement under which one small Superior Packing Co of St Paul will resume production Thursday Superiors 250 workers will re turn to their jobs while company and union representatives nego tiate ou a starting management wageincrease offer of 12 cents an Hot Runaway Ottumwa team ran away with a load of hay near the little town of Kirkville striking a light wire pole and breaking it off The live wire fell on one of the horses electrocuting it imme diately and setting fire to the hay Clarence Thomas and sons who were handling the team worked the other horse free of the wreck and put the fire out HAGANAH YOUTHS ON Jewish settle ment in the Negev desert area of southern Palestine Haganah youths keep constant watch with their dogs to guard against Arab attacks on outlying farms Ask Exemption of Husbands Vets Men Over 27 in Draft Lawmakers Press Move to Keep Induction Within Narrow Limits Washington to ex errxpl nO over 27 from any peacetime draft gained fresh backing in congress Wednesday While capitol hill waited for military chiefs to blueprint the nations defense machinery 2 law makers spoke out for keeping manpOAver demands within nar row limits Chairman Gurney RS of the senate armed services com mittee told a reporter he expects any plan to revive selective serv ice to leave out all real veter ans of the last war as well as all married men And Rep Wadsworth RN who wrote the World war II draft law said he thinks the age span should be 19 to 26 or 27 He also suggested exempting veter ans Wadsworth said Chairman An drews RN of the house armed services committee has asked him to help draw up new draft legislation Meanwhile it was learned that the senate committee turned down a proposal calling for registration of men up to 45 years old Tuesday Mr Truman reviewed the financial position of the mili tary agencies with the heads of the armed forces and the director of the budget There was no announcement of decisions But other govern ment officials said later that from to 53000000000 might be added to the 000 Mr Truman already has asked for the army navy and air force next year Safety Comes Home to National Leader Chicago Jones is di rector of publicity for the National Safety council Hes the man who keeps track oT how many accidents occur on highways in the home and on the farm At intervals he issues warnings drinking against holding driving after fireworks in ones teeth or hanging storm sash in a high wind At present Jones is having trouble keeping up with his work His arm is broken in 2 places He slipped and fell on an icy drive way at his home British Orphans Get 6500 Eggs for Easter Los Angeles Bob G a r r i c k announced thankfully Wednesday that orphans in 17 British homes and not he will have his 6500 eggs Tor Easter breakfast Garrick uid he rounded up the air freight charges for the halfton of eggs with a donation from Oilman Earl B Gilmore and from Actress Loretta Yonng An American airlines Friendship plane was flying the eggs and other food parcels to England in time for Easter Garrick said he decided to send the eggs when he heard that the British ration is an egg a week and that some children still dont get one more than twice a year A Iriend who works for the Pa cific States Butter Egg Cheese and Poultry association supervised the coastwide egg hunut Garrick was offered twice as many eggs as he took But when I began scraping op the freight charges he said it looked like I still had about 6500 eggs too many Then Gilmore heard about his plight Come on over to my office Gilmore told him Ive got a check for the full amount waiting Its comforting Garrick said to think that some of the children in England will have the eggs on Easter Sunday And its comforting to know that I wont have to cat them my self S PLEADS GUILTY IN MURDER CASE Youth Makes Surprise Move as Trial Begins Sioux City a surprise move 30 minutes before his trial was scheduled to begin Wednes day morning on a first degree murder charge Frank E Feese 16 withdrew his original plea and pleaded guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge in connection with the shooting of Michael Fili grocer here on Jan 31 District Judge Ralph Prichard accepted Feeses plea declared the court was satisfied that the youth was guilty of 2nd degree murder and said sentence would be pro nounced later Second degree murder carries a sentence of 10 years to life Police said previously Feese had signed a statement admitting he was the one who fired the shot which killed the groceryman in a holdup attempt which netted Feese and a youthful companion nothing HOUSE PASSES BILL TO SLASH Proposal Wins 52 Volet More Than Necessary to Override Veto Washington house passed Wednesday the 300 taxslashing bill sending it to President Truman The vote was 289 to 66 This is 52 votes more than the twothirds which would be needed to over ride a veto In the voting 84 democrats joined 205 republicans in support of the measure Opposing were 64 democrats and the 2 American labor party members Marcantonio and Isacson The measure cuts taxes lor all the 52000000 income taxpayers Iowas Vote Washington repre sentatives voting for the income tax reduction bill Wednesday were Cunningham Dolliver Jensen Le Compte Martin and TalJc Gwyiuie and Hoeveit were not listed on the roll call Iowas 8 representatives all are repub licans and drops 7400000 low income persons from the tax rolls Sir Truman is expected to veto the bill quickly perhaps with a message citingneeds for more bil lions for military preparedness in the drive to stop communism The question then will be whether the bills backers in con gress can put it into law over his veto It takes a twothirds vote in both senate and house to do that That test may come some time next week With large numbers of demo crats deserting the president on the issue Speaker Martin RMass and Senator Taft ROhio con overridden with voces to spare As finally sent to the white house the bill cuts taexs 126 per cent for those with the smallest incomes on which taxes must be paid The cut ranges down to 5 per cent on the biggest incomes Under the bill all tax withhold ings from wages and salaries would be reduced on May 1 But the tax cut would be figured from Jan 1 Taxpayers would get refunds next year on overpay ments between Jan 1 and May 1 Other main things the bill would do 1 Increase individual exemp tions from to 2 Apply to all states the com munity property principle where by husbands and wives may split the family income for tax report ing purposes getting lower rates 3 Provide special exemptions for elderly persons and for the blind Hickenlooper Says U S Justified in Using Atomic Bomb Waterloo B B Hick enlooper R Iowa says the United States would be justified in using the atomic bomb in any strategic situation when it can be used to shorten any future war as well been Secrets He declared in an interview here Tuesday that atomic security is licked as it ever has of manufacture are so well guarded he said that It would take more than one traitor to reveal any significant portion of the proceduie of producing atomic bombs The chairman of the joint con gressional atomic energy commit tee said however that security regulations have not pievented reasonable progress in the peace time uses of atomic energy He said the United States offer still stands to permit international control of atomic energy if all countries will permit inspection and control by the United Na tions Omaha Rest Home Fire Claims 6th Victim Omaha of Tuesdays rest home fire here died early Monday She was Mrs Kath erine Ward 55 wife of the owner of the home Her husband Thomas G Ward 50 was one of 5 earlier victims Meanwhile Arson Squad Head Edward Hayduk said the fire may have started in an upholstered chair on the first floor He said investigators believe the flames swept into the upper part of the convalescent home when doors up stairs were opened Body of Aged Woman Is Found Burned David Huntington 75 was found burned to death in the yard outside her home 4 miles cast of Chapin late Tuesday after noon She had been burning brush in the garden and was found by her son Will with whom she made her home when he returned about 4 p m She was slumped near R fence post and Dr J F Martin Latimer Franklin county coroner said it was possible she suffered a heart attack before being burned Services will be held Friday a I 2 p m at the Baptist church in Hampton with burial also at Hampton Surviving are 2 sons Will and Fred who lived across the road 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters Mrs Huntington was preceded in death by her husband last June U S Delays Move for UN Session on Palestine Riff Lake Success Na tions action on Palestine was stalled Wednesday by a lastmin ute decision of the United States to withhold its proposal for a special U N assembly The U N security council had been called with expectations of acting on a U S resolution which had been promised by Chief Amer ican Delegate Warren R Austin last Friday Without explanation however Austin dropped his plans to submit a proposal Wednesday The council found itself with no specific reso lution to debate   

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