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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 3 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One NO m VOL UV A5sociated Press and United Pres FuU Cents II Nl Illl 11 Ml im TRUMAN SIGNS WORLD AID BILL State Department Heads Will Have Machinery Ready to Go by Monday SUI Bors Speech by Wallace ENCIRCLES RUSS BUILDING IN BERLIN ZONE Iowa Citv Henry Wallace third party candidate for president probably will not be allowed to speak on the University of Iowa night r Hancher university president confirmed Friday that the university as a matter of policy does not permit university facilities to be used for partisan political speeches First public notice that laces scheduled campus address April 28 would be ruled out by university policy came Friday night at a meeting of the local Wallace for President committee Hancher said the policy had been wellestablished He explain ed that it had come up before in previous election years Washington UR President Truman Saturday signed the 098000000 global aid bill with the statement that this is a moment ous occasion in the worlds quest for enduring peace This measure he said is Americas answer to the challenge facing the free world today Mr Truman signed the bill at a white house ceremony attended by Undersecretary of State Rob ert Lovett a n d congressional leaders The measure approved by con gress Friday is designed to help economic recovery abroad and combat communism Mr Trumans statement was ac companied by a short statement by Secretary of State George C Marshall who described the act as historic step in the foreign policy of this country State department officials who have been workingfor months 011 the foreign aid program said they would have machinery set up by Monday to get largescale relief rolling to the free nations of Eu rope In addition to the European recovery program the bill includes aid to China and military assist ance to Greece and Turkey By presidential order the slate department will direct the multi billiondollar anticommunist pro gram for 30 days By that time t is expected that a permanent ad ministrator will have been up pointed by the president and con firmed by the senate Paul G Hoffman president of Studebaker Corp is being men tioned prominently for the ayear post The house okayed the compro mise bill by a roll call vote of 318 to 75 The senate aproved it by voice vote and without debate a short time later Final action came one month and one day after congress began its historic debate and one clay past the April 1 deadline original ly set by the president The Mar shall plan phase of the program which starts Monday will begin exactly 10 months from the clay it was proposed at Harvard Uni versity by Secretary of State George C Marshall v III 1 The Wallace group declared that the policy statement was aimed at Wallace The group pointed to the recent speech made on the campus by Gov Robert D Blue whose appearance was sponsored by the university young republi can league Hancher replied that to his knowledge Blues appearance here was not for the purpose of parti san politics Besides he added the position of the governor must be recognized Injunction Stops Bond Sale for Clear Lake Water System Improving Waterworks Left to New Council Taking Office Monday An injunction suit against the city council of Clear Lake stopped the sale Saturday morning of a proposed revenue bond issue to finance improvement of the Clear Lake water system The suit was filed in district court at Mason City by Ira W Jones attorney for A W Mattlncs Carl Tohannesscu Knut son Mrs F Frank Barlow DcBruyn and lie petition stated Push Action on Proposed Draft Setup Washington senate armed services committee Satur day promised promot action on the administrations bill for drafting 19to25yearolds Chairman Chan Gurney RS said the committee would move ahead as rapidly as pos sible in considering the legisla tion to holster the nations armed forces He said Ihe group will wind up its public hearings Saturday and begin work on the combination draftuniversal training bill not later than Tuesday The senate committee was urged Friday to act favorably on both defense proposals by Gen Dwight D Eisenhower retired army chief of staff Eisenhower warned that everywhere our army is under manned in the face of mounting world tension Shortly before the general be gan his testimony Gurney re ceived the administrations draft bill which has been in preparation for the past 2 weeks Here is the way the selective service section shapes up 1 AH men aged 18 through 44 would have to register but only those 19 through 25 would be li able for the 2years service 2 Veterans whose service was between Sept 16 1940 and the date the bill becomes law would be exempt if they served honor ably more than 18 months In the case of those who served less than 18 months the exemptions would apply if they were in more than 90 days and now belong to a re serve component of the nrmed forces Those who served less than 90 days would be liable to i A 1 Jl fr v that it was fiU J for them and on behalf of numerous other taxpay ers and patrons of the Clear Lake water department E B Carpenter Des Momes at torney announced at 10 oclock Saturday morning when time came for the bond sale that it had been decided at an executive session of the Clear Lake city council with attorneys and bonrf buyers that no bids would be ac cepted because of the injunction suit Twenty bond buyers were on hand from Des Moines Omaha Davenport Chicago Minneapolis St Paul and New York The bond sale would have been one of the last official acts of the outgoing city council at Clear Lake the new council being sched uled to take office Monday The injunction petition declared that the purpose of the sale of the bonds is for the establishment of a new water system without a vote of the people It also claimed that part of the funds proposed to be raised by the sale is to be used for the purpose of real es tate which is not any part of the proposed water system The petition further noted that the proposed revenue bonds would be a lien against the city water works property and its future earnings and that they did not provide for any maximum rate of interest The injunction suit is another in a chain of disagreements be tween the city council of Clear Lake and some of the voters The city council in 1945 had plans drawn for a new water system and took bids in March 1946 No bids were offered on the building construction contract however so the others were not accepted Last fall voters defeated by a 5 to 1 majority a proposal to lo cate the new water plant in the city park The new plans pro MISS MARGARET CLARK f Miss Clark Heads North Iowa Teachers Miss Margaret Clark EstherviUe was elected president of the north central district of the Iowa State Education association at the clos ing business session of the 1day convention in Mason City Friday Miss Clark during the last year was chairman of the executive committee and John Barczewski Eagle Grove was named to suc ceed her on the committee Other officers elected wore Alvin Carlson Britt vice presi dent J Clare Robinson Fort Dodge secretary and R E TSFy q u i s t Mason City reelected treasurer a post he has held for many years Miss Esther Pagen harl Mason City continues to serve as the districts representa tive on the ISEA executive com mittee Mrs Hazel V Chappell Ccrro Gordo county superintendent and J H McBurney Webster City re main as members of the executive committee of the district GIs Stop 22 Russians From Entering Train Control Headquarters Berlin States au thorities using troops kept 22 Russians out of a soviet building in the American scclor of Berlin Saturday and announced they were blocking off the sector from the soviet zone They said a temporary road block would be set up at 11 a m on the main highway leading from the American sector to Potsdam in the Russian zone It will be lifted at 3 p m An American officer G soldiers and 2 German policemen will man the roadblock to check all persons and vehicles through the an nouncement said Gen Lucius D Clay American military governor declined to make any statement about the blockade But it was interpreted generally as a countsrmove to control measures instituted by the Russians The roadblock will be in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee in the American sector but close to the boundary of the Russian zone Many Russians whose offices are Berlin have their billets in Iolsdarn and use the road in ques tion Earlier 50 U S military police men surrounding soviet railroad headquarters in the American sec tor prevented 22 Russian officers and employes from entering Two oE the Russians were gen erals The group was turned back when it tried to go in at 9 a m The military policemen encircled the headquarters Friday night Col Frank L Howley head of the U S military government in Berlin said Saturday the Russian railroad building had beer nut un der American troop control be ciiusc ihe Russians in recent nights had sent guards there aiier tiaik He said the American guard would remain until the situation had been clarified Russians mean while will be barred Howley said Three British trains and an American train made the trip Fri day and Friday night apparently without interference There was no official statement on whether the controls had been relaxed Suit Against Decker Union Is Continued The injunction suit against of ficers of local union 38 of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers was defaulted in district court here Saturday by Dunn and Dunn at torneys for Art Costello and Clar ence Ramsey cochairmen of the unions strategy committee and Arthur Kranz vice president of the local union Judge William P Butler refused to enter a default against the mass membership of the union how ever pointing out to attorneys that this was not permissible under LEWIS PLACES WORK RETURN UP TO MINERS FactFinding Board Report Blames Union Leader for Walkout Washington President Truman Saturday directed Attor ney General Tom Clark to seek a court order to end the 3 week coal AP Wirephoto A CHICKEN HALF chick ens swim Here says Merrill Palmer Minneapolis Time photographer is proof that at least one chicken can swim Palmer taking Minnesota river flood pictures near Men clot a Minn said this chicken attempted to fly from land to the barn in the background but had a forced landing It to the safety of the ladder Stassen Sees Victories in Iowa and Maine Delegations rules of Iowa court procedure He then appointed E G Dunn as counsel for the union membership so Armour and company could proceed with the case Presentation of evidence to show that the management and em ployes of Jacob E Decker and Sons were denied admission to the plant by union pickets then was started by R F Clough attorney for Deckers a unit of Armour and company Seven witnesses were called be fore court was recessed shortly after noon Saturday until Wednes day at 10 a m Judge Butler pointed out that Dunn had not had 11 opportunity to file an answer o the charges since his appoint ment as counsel for the union nembership Iowa Representatives Refuse to Sign Bill on Margarine Tax Washington of Iowas 8 republican congressmen signed the petition which will force a bill to repeal federal oleomargarine taxes out of a house agricultural committee Any of the 218 signers can call the bill up for consider ation April 26 Enters Final Series of Vote Appeals in Southwest Wisconsin By JACK BELL A P Political Writer Milwaukee vic tories in Iowa and Maine churned Harold E Stassens campaign into a new lather Saturday in a 3way battle for Wisconsins 27 republi can presidential votes Acting likea man who thinks he is ridinff a crest the former Minnesota governor iaicl GUV ius final series of vote appeals in southwestern Wisconsin Monday before Tuesdays primary He speaks before the Chicago board of trade Saturday night Stassen will have the field to himself next week Gov Thomas E Dewey is flying back to his New York desk uncertain of his chances in this sometimes giant killing primary There were reports that Gen Douglas MacArthur might pause in his Tokyo occupation duties lony enough to send some last minute message to his supporters in Wisconsin Fred R Zimmerman secretary of stale and a Mac Arthur delegate candidate said it is anybodys guess what the general will do MiicArthurs backers here are claiming a minimum of 17 dele gales out of 27 This collides sharp ly with Stassens claim of 14 Dewey who swept the Wiscon sin field in 1940 and ran off with most of the delegates in 1944 left the state Friday night after a 2 day tour without making any pub lic claims He indicated only that he thinks McArthur will lead the field but believes he will top Stassen The latter drew cheers from an audience of more than 800 persons here Friday night when he said he has assurances of the backing o a majority of 23 delegates chosei at Iowas state republican conven tion Stassens aides split up the field First witness called was Elwyn Musser GlobeGazette photog rapher who identified pictures of pickets blockading the Decker slant The pictures were those which had appeared Vm the front page of the GlobeGazette and were taken Friday and Saturday March 26 and 27 They showed automobiles and the M and St L railroad switch engine being stopped at the gates of the plant P J Thogerson Decker planl manager told of being stopped at the 15th N E plant gate on Friday by 45 to 55 pickets standing 2 and 3 deep from curbing to curbing he said He was told by Costello that no one could go in he testi fied strike Clark received his instructions from Mr Truman ityperson at the white house Later the justice de partment said There will no court action Saturday Upon returning to his office Clark said in a statement that the legal papers will be completed arid filed in court as promptly as pos sible Clark gave no indication as to when or where he would move to obtain a federal injunction against the strike The president acted shortly John L Lewis sent a message to the nearly 400000 idle miners tell ing them to do as they please about returning to the pits Lewis disclaimed any personal responsibility for the walkout Mr Truman also released the report of a 3man fact finding board on the dispute The boards report blamed Lew The manager also testified that posed to erect a water treatment ilant and storage tank on the nesent site of tiie city tennis ourts Bids received March 18 were or for the entire project nri without the tank induction 3 After the completion of 2 years service inductees would then be transferred to the re serves and remain until reaching 35 or until 5 years after the trans fer 4 Inductees would be provided the same reemployment rights as under the war act Youths still to complete their high school course could postpone their induction un til they were graduated or unti Mieir 20th birthday whicheve was earlier WORTH FARMER DIES OF BURNS Clothing Ignited by Rubbish Fire at Home Norlhwood Funeral arrange ments were incomplete Saturday morning for Andrew S Helgeland 76 who was fatally burned while burning rubbish at his farm home 6 miles southwest of Northwood at 4 p m Friday The aged man who had lived all his life in this community was burning grass and debris which he had raked in a field not far from the house and the flames got away from him When found by his wife 1he aged man was under a wire fence indicating he had made an effort to get away He was badly burned but still alive Mrs Helgeland called for help and the man was taken to North wood for first aid and later to a hospital at Mason City where he died shortly after he arrived Those who first assisted the man estimated that nbout 95 per cent of the body had been burned Physicians at the hospital saic the burns were of the 3rd degree described as the worst we have ever seen The body was taken to the Klein funeral home Surviving are the wife 3 sons and 2 daughters SSEN vith 12 for their candidate 6 fo Dewey 2 for Senator Hcbert A he spoto Taft 1 for MacArthur and 2 not Risacher committed I there and liiey Una The Des Moines Register said in copyright story that a straw ballot poll of 853 state convention delegates gave the following re sults Stassen 405 Dewey 172 Senator Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan 118 Taft 85 Gen Dwight D Eisenhower 18 House Speaker Joseph Martin 14 Gov Earl War ren of California 12 and MacAr thur 8 Eisenhower4th on the list was mentioned agnin in the talkfor democratic presidential nomina tion because oE a statement be made before the senate armed services committee in Washington about race regregation in the army He said When you try to pass laws to force someone to like someone else youre going to get into trouble That was music to the ears of southern democrats rebelling against President Truman because of his civil rights program Many of them have called for Eisen hower as a substitute for Mr Tru man for their partys nominee The retired army chief of staff gave them no encouragement He turned away questions by refer ring reporters to his Jan 23 state ment in which he said he could not accept nomination to poliiical office is individually for causing the walkout It said We find independent action was taken by the president of the United Mine Workers of America Lewis in the form of communi cations to the officers and mem bers of the United Mine Workers of America which induced them to take concerted action to stop vork in all the mines of the oper ators signatory to the agreement of July 8 1947 The report added We find the stoppage was not independent action by miners act ing individually and separately Their stoppage has precipitated a crisis in the industry and in the whole would make no effort to see that anyone got through the picket line Pie was stopped again on Satur day and Sunday he told the court but was permitted to go in on Monday morning when the pickets were out of the street On cross examination Dunn es ablished that Thogerson could not say that all the pickets were mem bers of the union When Dunn at tempted to establish that the trouble started 10 days after the strike because Armours circular ized the union members to go back to work Thogerson answered The trouble started because the STUDENTS BALLYHOO STASSEN AP Wirephoto Students from Gr inn ell college made known their choice for the GOP presidential candidate by carrying Stassen signs and large picture while attending the republican state convention in Des Moines Friday Des Moines Grinnell college band and 50 or 60 young men and women paraded through the republican state convention hall Friday carrying banners urg ing that Harold E Stnssen be the G O P presidential nominee The delegation later took a place in the balcony and remained quiet It had been reported that when the nominating committees slate of national convention delegates at large was proposed the Grinnell group would arise with shouts of We want Slassen One of those attending the G O P state convention was Kirk Allen of Esthervillc The convention chairman announced that Allen had attended every republican state convention for 50 years Gov Robert D Blue got a loud round of applause when he among other candidates for republican nominations in the June 7 primar ies was introduced at the conven tion State Rep William S Beardsley of New Virginia who opposes Blues bid for renomination was given an equally loud ovation but it was mostly vocal Mrs Charles S Hickman of Cen tcrville Iowas republican nationa committeewoman in addressing the convention related that thi dialogue took place between he and her husband recently No one is content any more she said Why you know its been months since Ive heard a man whistle My dear her husband replied with a twinkle in his eye what can you expect at your age They are grandparents IOWA DELEGATES MacNider Named GOP Delegate at Large Des 23 member republican delegation was sent to he national convention in Phila delphia June 21 uninstructed by he state convention here Friday Last act of the convention which adjourned late Friday afternoon after a relatively quiet session was approval of the nominations submitted by a convention com mittee for the 7 places as delegates at large The 7 delegates at large are William F Morrison Iowa City Hanford MacNider Mason City Henry F Grant Des Moines State Chairman Whitney Gillit landr Glenwood and Wallace F Huff Sioux City Grant and Huff are World war II veter international officers of the union thought it was too peaceful here He added that the letter only went out to those workers with seniority rights and who were not working when the strike started James D Lindsay Decker hog buyer testified that he was re fused admission to the plant when he came on foot about p m Friday There were about 50 pickets at the main gate at the time he said govern Albert L Tidmarsh Mason City mines yardmastei F A Gibbs Minne apolis chief special agent F J Murray Albert Lea special agent and D Mitchell Mason City train man all employed by the M and St L railroad told of the switch engine being prevented from en tering the Decker plant on Fri day and Saturday evenings Mitchell admitted on cross ex amination by Dunn that he hat no way of knowing whether the pickets would have remained 01 the railroad tracks if the engin had been run slowly toward them All of the railroad men adiritteu that they saw no acts of violence One picket carried a club and said that if the railroad made a move the union would make a Lewis did notorder them to re turn to work iherefore the tion as to whether they would vol untarily go back to the pits was left open Mr Truman acted micier the TaftHartley labor act in direct Clark to take court action m seeking to end the work stoppage That act was passed by congress year It permits the president to go into court after a factfind ing board has investigated and re ported on any dispute involving the public welfare There was no immediate word from the justice department as to what steps will be taken If an in junction is obtained against the strike it would hold good for 80 days After that time the miners would be free to walk out again as they pleased Also there is a question wna he government can do to get coal production resumed if the miners of their own volition decline to iced terms of any court order that may be issued There has been talk in congress of passing legislation to restore government power to seise the There was little positive reac tion in the coal fields among min ers representatives as towhether the diggers will go back after Lews letter putting the decision up to them In Charleston W Va one union source predicted the West Virginia miners will not go back to work regardless of Lewis doasyou please message About 21 per cent of American homes which were wired for elec tricity had vacuum cleaners in 026 and about 51 per cent had icm in 1942 move the railroad employes said When told by Gibbs that they vere on railroad property one of he pickets was quoted as saying that they did not care whose prop erty they were on they were stay ing on the tracks ans The possibility of a scrap over election of Iowas republican com mitteeman laded last Friday night and Harrison E Spangler o Cedar Rapids was reelected unan imously The delegation also unanimously reelected Mrs Charles S Hickman of Centerville national committeewoman Earlier district caucuses chose 15 men and 1 woman as national delegates Loses Less to Train Ottumwa Fred Barrel House Randall 58 suffered loss of both legs and is in a critical condition at a local hospital after having been run over by a train Friday night SAME 4eatk la Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warmer Sat urday through Sunday Strong southerly winds Low Saturday night 44 high Sunday near 70 owa Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 44 to 48 High Sunday 68 to72 Rather strong southerly winds Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday night with some light rain or drizzle near Lake Superior Sunday mostly cloudy witJi occasional light rain north portion Warmer east portion and south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at I oclock Saturday morning Maximum 44 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Saturday 35 YEAR AGO 43 inimum V   

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