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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VQU uv a ruu MASOV crtir IOWA MONDAY MARCH 29 ms Cocsirf Two TL UjT SEEK COURT ORDER AGAINST LEWIS it 1 1 R1 il I One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Reporting on a Trip to the Eastern Seaboard SOME might call it courage bu I venture a great many more would refer to it as foolhardiness out in early March or a 3500 mile trip by automobile into the New England states and along the Atlantic seaboard But whichever it was Ive just completed such a jaunt and I can report that it was a mighty pleas ant experience for the most part Through Illinois and in eastern New York state on the Mohawk trail there a bit of packed snow and in the area about Bos ton my had gone on to Washington by plane for a meet ice and snow none too pleasant I have the notion however that the reduced traffic occasioned by the fact that tourists hadnt yet taken to the highways more than made up for these limited discom forts and inconveniences AT the time we started on our 4 there was talk of fuel shortage in the east and I wondered whether we might encounter a bit of difficulty get ting enough gasoline and oil My fears along thisline how ever were without basis In only one service in the northernmost tip of West Vir ginia on Highway I even hear the subject of gasoline short age seriously mentioned The attendant there suggested that within the next month there would be a system of rationing imposed by the gasoline suppliers Others however felt that with the tapering off of demand for fuel oil in eastern homes the danger of gasoline shortage was past for this year Strikers Remove Blockade at Decker Plant OUR itinerary took Mrs Hall me me to Boston and2 CiunbiMugo VrherG our newly nlajr VV ried daughter lives From there I on to Kew York and Wash where I presided over a couple of safety meetings to which I may make reference later in this visit Later in the week Mrs Hall joined me at Princeton N J where we were entertained in the rural home of Mr and Mrs Dil man Smith Mr Smith son of one of Iowas best known and most loved Methodist pastors once liv ed briefly in Mason City Mrs Smith was reared in Oelwein and thereabouts Now Mr Smith is engaged in the field of opinion research busi ness head of a company at least indirectly affiliated with the Gal COURT ORDER IS SERVED ON UNION LEADERS Office Workers Allowed to Enter Firms Gates Await Tuesday Hearing Officials of local union 38 of the ClOUnited Packinghouse Work ers were back in the union office Monday and office workers and supervisory personnel were back n the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant Although union officials de clined comment it was obvious hat they were marking time until i hearing Tuesday forenon on njunction proceedings against hem The blockade of the packing plant was abandoned Monday morning by the union pickets and ersons were walking or driving nto the property without restric ion This was a reversal of Satur days attitude when pickets re used to let any person car or rain into the plant Only Z per ons insisted on going through the icket line Saturday the pickets aid A restraining order issued Sat rday noon by Judge William P hitler was served by Deputy heriff Walt Balek Monday morn ng on union officers who began oming into the office at 1450 N Federal after 8 a m The sheriff and his deputies had sought the union officers ever since the order was issued Saturday evening pickets stopped an M and St L switch engine again as they had Friday evening and after some discussion between the pickets and railroad representatives theengine again backed off the Decker switch No attempt was made tp serve the coiirtorder orr individual pickets or members 61 the xinion other than the officers GlobsGazette carried a shown above being stopped at the gates of the Jacob er Frank Burley Sons plant The driv before the deputy sheriff appeared however lup organization I had planned to renew ac quaintance with Mr Gallup a boyhood playmate of mine at Jef ferson but he and Mrs Gallup were away from their lovely rural home near Princeton TN meandering through the love countryside thereabouts I passed by their 800 acre home When he isnt busy sampling pub lic opinion Mr Gallup finds di version in the management of his farm with its sizable herd of dairy cattle Nearby is the Edward Benson home Mrs Benson is a sister of Mrs Gallup Both are daughters of the late Mrs Alex Miller for 4 years Iowas secretary of state As Barbara Miller Mrs Benson once was womans editor for the GlobeGazette This was just after graduation from Iowa And beyond the Benson home is that of 2 other formr lowans Bruce and Beatrice Gould coeditors of the Lcdies Home Journal They commute by train to Philadelphia a distance of about 40 miles New York City is almost equidistant The former Charles Lindbergh home is in this immediate vicinity too Nearer the Oilman Smith home is the thicket in which the Lindbergh babys body was found after the famous Hauptmann mur der of a dozen years ago or so Hopewell Flemington and other towns which appeared frequently in the datelines in connection with that trial lie close at hand too Incidentally the former Lindbergh home has been given to the state of New Jersey for whatever use it can make of it No decision has been reached on this as yet Y more than a few Princeton and its environs are consider ed one of Americas most beauti ful residential areas Wooded hills and fastflowing streams abound building sites too theres historylore that adds immeasurably to the charm of the place Nassau Hall now the administrative center for Princeton University occupies the same place in the affections of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 20 Head of Cattle Herded Into Wilson Plant in Chicago Chicago head of cattle were herded into the struck Wilson Co plant Monday the first load received by the plant since the nationwide meat packing strike began 2 weeks ago Shortly a moved through the picket lines to the plant loading platform It was loaded with sausage and processed meat which had been stored in the plant Pickets opened up a lane through their ranks asthe loaded truck left the plant Extra police were assigned to the entrance but there was no violence At Omaha Nebr meanwhile Armour Co officials appealed to 2500 workers on strike at the Armour plant there to return to their jobs Dane in U S Only Week But Already Tired of Hot Charles City Torp Pedersen of Nyborg Denmark has been in this country only a week but already hes tired of American hot dogs The young Dane who started to work in a furniture store here Monday as part of a 3year course in learning American merchan dising methods explains his dis taste for our national dish this way Because Denmark industrially depleted by its 5 years under Ger man occupation must buy all its raw materials abroad it is badly in need of dollars Consequently the government while encouraging study abroad would allow him to take only with him out of the country So heendured a rigidly iuuuea a cross country bus trip here from New York He plans to go back after 3 months m Charles City and 2 more years of working and studying elsewhere in the country better fortified Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Tuesday Cool Monday night and warmer Tuesday Showers prob able Tuesday afternoon night Low Monday night 27 High Tuesday 65 Iowa Partly cloudy colder east and central Monday night Tuesday cloudy and warmer with scattered showers mostly in north and east portions Low Monday night 2530 north 2834 south JHigh Tuesday 6065 north 6o70 south Minnesota Fair early Thursday night Increasing cloudiness late Monday night followed by snow north and rain or snow south portion Tuesday probably be ginning in northwest portion Monday night Slightly warmer east portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation Snow Minor Change in Mason City Rail Service Mason City has felt the curtail ment of freight and passengei service on railroads due to the coal strike very little since most of the roads through here are op erated by gas and electric mo tors Since the government first or dered a 25 per cent reduction in traffic hauled by coalburning lo comotives the Chicago Great Western has taken off its Z daily passenger trains but no freight trains None of the other roads has re duced passenger service The Milwaukee road annulled its triweekly way freight operat mg between Spencer and Mason City effective Monday The Chicago North Western railway will annul its way freight operating between Mason City and Belle Plaine on 2 days a week The time freights operat ing between Belle Plaine and Tracy Minn will be annulled one day each week effective March 30 This will reduce the mileage of coalburning trains through Ma son City 25 per cent of their mile Diplomats of 21 Countries at Pan American Conference Marshall Enroute to No reductions havo been an nounced for Mason City on either the Rock Island lines or the M St L since they are operated on gas or electric power 49 29 Trace Trace YEAR AGO 1 Maximum Minimum 49 24 GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Sunday morning Maximum 37 Minimum 37 At 8 a m Sunday 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum i 26 an move Church Congregation Routs Stickup Attempt Berkeley Cal ff The con gregation at the Portuguese As sembly of God church convinced 2 strangers that an Easter service was no place for a holdup Two men walked into the church Sunday night and nounced Dont nobody This is a slickup The Rev Manuel Camera and his parishioners began moving to ward the men The pair fled ROBBER FAYS OFT Vancouver B C robber walked into Glen Holms cigar store Saturday night and scooped from the cash drawer Then he ordered a package of gum and tendered a bill plucked from his loot in payment Holm gave him change Western Hemisphere Session in Colombia Bogota Colombia top ranking diplomats of 21 nations assembled here Monday for Tues days opening oi the 9th Pan American conference Territorial disputes threatened to loom high on the program Secretary of State George C Marshall was slated to arrive about noon His plane left Wash ington at p m CST Sunday night Chile Paraguay and Cuba have expressed an interest jn having the eanferemje take a stand against communist encroachment in the Americas but there was no definite indication whether the topic would be taken up Many of the nations are ex pected to level their guns against European colonization in the west ern hemisphere Provisional President Romulo Betancourt chief Venezuelan dele gate said he would demand an end of such colonialism Betancourt said his nation would demand that all colonies of foreign powers in the Americas be given the opportunity Is thcniscivcs TRAFFIC DEATH HELD ACCIDENT Coroners Jury Finds Driver Not to Blame Manly A coroners jury brought in a verdict of accidental death at p m Monday fol lowing an inquest in the death of Carl Mikkelson 04 who was killed when hit by a car ou U S highway 65 onehalf mile south of Kenselt at p n Saturday The jury consisted of M E Boyett A O Austnd and Carl E Arents all of Kensett They heard testimony of witnesses called by Robert C Bride Worth county coroner L E Plummcr county attorney and Sheriff Carl Sheimo Among the principal witnesses were Gordon Kilen and Donald Void of Lake Mills and Ross Peterson of Leiand who were in a car directly behind the one driven by Nels Brunsvold Manly stockbuyer whose car struck Mik kelson as the latter was walking on the highway holh car and pe hy means of plebiscites Foreign Minister Juan A Bramuglia who represents Ar gentina said he would recommend an international parley to settle Antarctic sovereignty disputes of Argentina and other American na tions Bramuglia added however that the question of sovereignty over the Falkland islands would not be introduced at such a parley since Argentina considered them right fully hers Argentina and Britain both claim rights o certain islands in the Falklands and other parts of the Antarctic Chile which also contests sov ereignty over certain islands near the with Britain has signed rfi agreement with Argen tina jointly to defend their claims Guatemala engaged in a claims dispute over British Honduras Belize with Britain also is ex pected to bring up her grievances at the conference 18 Months Tot Killed in Auto Accident Monona 18 months old child was killed Monday in an auto accident near here The victim was Carol Jean Cun ningham of Minneapolis The accident occurred when the car in which the baby was riding with 6 adults left the road and crashed into a tree near Luana Iowa The childs mother and another person were hospitalized here in serious condition Four other per sons wera unhurt SAME Black Mrani 4oik U Brunsyold did all he could to avert the mishap Mikkelson a widower lived with a son Ingvald on a farm southwest of North wood Brunsvold told Sheriff Carl Sheimo that the man was walking about 3 or 4 feet from the center line of the highway when he first saw him At the same time there was a car behind the Brunsvold car and 2 cars coming from the opposite direction making it im possible for the driver to go nround or slop quickly enough to avoid hitting the man according to the story told the sheriff Brunsvold said he stopped and rendered what assistance he could He is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters ASK SCRAPPING OF TALKS FOR BAN ON ABOMB Britain China France Canada Seek Rejection of Russian Proposals Lake Success Britain China France and Canada de manded Monday that atomic dele gates break off talks on Russias scheme to prohibit atomic bombs The 4 nations declared a niere convention banningbombs would without world controls help an aggressor nation gain overwhelm ing military supremacy and would mislead public opinion into a feel ing of false security They de nounced the whole of Russias atomic proposals as inadequate and unrealistic The 4 countries put a resolution before the working committee of the United Nations atomic energy commission calling for rejection of the Russian proposals as they stand now They asked the com mittee to declare there is no pur pose in discussing them further U S Delegate Frederick Osborn immediately gave his support to the 4power proposal Belgium Colombia and Argentina also backed the resolution This gave it more than the 7 votes necessary for approval Delegates from the 4 countries said the resolution does not con stitute a final and formal break with Russia on the whole atomic control problem They said they are ready to discuss new Soviet proposals but they do not want to cover the same ground again and again Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko called the 4 power report thr work of book keepers trying to square their views with the United States He blamed the United States for failure of the U N to make progress on atomic control Authoritative sources said the 4 nations were laying the ground work for a full debate on atomic energy in the 1948 United Nations assembly meeting in Paris this fall Scotsmen Irked by New Look in Kilts Spean Scotland UR Scotsmen of the clan Cameron were indignant Monday when they heard that the new look was going add 6 inches to the length of kilti I never heard anything like it said Sir Donald Cameron of Loch iel Kilts are not like womens fashions They dont go up one year and down the next They should come to the middle of the kneecap so they just touch the ground when one kneels The new look in kilts was re ported in the British Tailors mag azine However it explained that the longer kilts were only for the export trade Translucent plastic covers have been designed for the protection of electric fans against dust during storage Union Pickets Stock Market in New York New York New York stock and curb exchanges union employes went on strike Monday but exchange members kept early trading moving at about normal pace under emergency measures The financial employes union AFL threw picket lines around he exchanges shortly after 8 a ni The lines were heavily reinforced with members of the sailors and seamans unions Brokers entered the exchanges however and the quotations began flowing through on the ticker tapes without apparent interruption There was a large crowd of brokers clerks and runners on the stock exchange iloor as the open ing bell sounded at 10 a m Both exchanges suspended op erations of their internal quota tion bureaus but members ob tained the quotations from the floor About 200 members of the AFL United Financial Employes local 205 began picketing the stock ex change shortly after 7 a m Picketing of the curb exchange began soon afterwards The move followed several fruitless weeks of contract negotiations between the union and the 2 exchanges and several member firms A spokesman said last week the union had scaled down its original demands for a union shop and wage increases of weekly for employes earning less than and for those earning or more He did not elaborate The union has said it is nego tiating in behalf of 850 stock ex change workers and 220 employes of the curb exchange Union con tracts with the stock and curb ex changes expired March 1 Con tracts with member firms have various expiration dates up to March 31 Present wages of exchange em Pioyes vary from to weekly the union says During negotiations the stock exchange offered weekly increases of to The curb exchange offered a 1 year 10 per cent bonus White House Soys No Big 3 Meeting in Prospect Now Washington IP The white house said Monday that no Big Three meeting is in prospect and President Truman has no plans to leave the United States Presidential Press Secretary Charles G floss made this asser tion to a news conference He had been asked about a report out London that Mr Truman Soviet Generalissimo Stalin and British Prime Minister Attlee might meet in Berlin Deny Injunction Stay for Printers Union Hammond Ind AFL International Typographical un ion Monday was denied a stay of an injunction restraining it from causing printers strikes that 1 ate the TaftHartley law a car driven by Nela Brunsvold of Manly na picture teHJSS UNION LEADER SNUBS BOARDS SUBPOENA STEP Taken to Force UMW Head to Testify on Strike of Miners Washington President Trumans fact finding board Mon day called for a federal court order to force John L Lewis to testify about the strike of his soft coal miners The board authorized the justice department to ask for a court order after Lewis has scorned a subpoena issued by the board it self which had directed him to appear at 1 p m CST Monday The board went ahead at that hour with its hearings on the cause of the walkout but half an hour later Chairman Sherman Minton announced that it would seek court action against Lewis Lewis had accepted the boards subpoena after refusing its invi tation to testify voluntarily President Truman named the board under the TaftHartley act to give him the facts of the soft coal walkout which began 2 weeks ago Lewis chief of the United Mine Workers is disputing with the operators over how to dis tribute a pension fund among the miners First witness called by the board was Thomas E Murray New York financier who resigned as the neutral member of a 3man board of trustees for the miners fund Murray quit in January after both Lewis and Ezra Van operators trustee rejected a com promise in their deadlock Murrays plan to break the stalemate over who should jet 5100 monthly miners pensions de manded by Lewis was expected to be a major issue in the boards report to the president That report may be handed to Mr Truman Tuesday or Wednes day even though Lewis LOStiljT uCiGlcr lllcil lililc The subpoena for Lewis to ap pear was issued by the beard lin den the TaftHartley act and re quires a court order for enforce ment The formal order was issued im mediately after Lewis had turned down the boards invitation to ex plain the walkout of his 400000 soft coal miners An hour later 2 United States marshals emerged grinning from United Mine Workers headquar ters and the marshals office said that Lewis had accepted the sub poena This occurred after the of ficers had experienced difficulty gettingan elevator to take them to Lewis office The stairs were i1 MUl A VVA Shovtry after the deputies left Lewis emerged with an unaccus tomed smile Asked by reporters if he will appear before the board he answered No comment Three minutes before a 9 a m CST deadline set for his reply the United Mine Workers leader fired at the board a reply to its in vitation setting forth his disin clination to testify Lewis said he based this on 1 Law and 2 Prejudice He explained 1 Neither he nor the UMW have done anything falling under the TaftHartley law which Pres ident Truman has invoked in the dispute He called this law an in famous enactment 2 Two of the 3 board members are biased and prejudiced and in honor should not serve He named MarkEthridge publisher of the Louisville Ky Times and CourierJournal and George W Taylor who was chairman of the old war labor board Bail on Union Politics to High Court Washington supreme court agreed Monday to review a lower court decision which held unconstitutional the TaftHartley acts ban on union political ex penditures The justice department asked the high court to review and over turn the decision The department said the act represents the delib erate judgment of congress that it is necessary to curb expendi tures intended to affect the out come of federal elections Judge Ben Moore in U S dis trict court here decided the act violated the constitutional guar antee of freedom of press and assembly He threw out charges that the CIO and its president Philip Murray vio lated the act by printing an article m the CIO News endorsing Ed ward Garmatz of Baltimore as democratic candidate for gress Garmatz was elected con   

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