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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS STASSEN SWEEPS NEBRASKA VOTE Decker Packinghouse Strikers Face Contempt Action PICKETS BLOCK HOG TRUCKS AT COMPANY GATE Firm Attorneys Claim Union Has Violated Temporary Injunction District Judge Tom Boynton Wednesday afternoon issued a ci tation against local union 38 the United Packinghouse WorkersCIO requiring that it show cause why it should not be declared in con tempt of court The citation followed an appli cation by attorneys for Armour and Company in which they claim that the union members violated a temporary injunction by inter fering with trucks attempting to move hogs into the Jacob E Deck er and Sons packingplant Wed liesday morning The court action followed stop ping of a number of trucks Wed nesday morning which attempted to bring hogs into the Decker plant The first of a number of trucks arrived at a m from Kiester Minn carrying 39 hogs Pickets stopped it but it later went on into the plant while the union members were considering what action to take Three trucks in all went into the plant before union members block ed the street to any further truck traffic A large number of men and women congregated on 15th N E at Pennsylvania avenue and at one time trucks were reported lined up nearly to Federal ave nue By 11 a m all of the trucks had left however without unload ing Picketing was back to normal by 11 a m according to Art Costellpi chairman of the union strategy board Ehvin Musser GlobeGazelle photographer Wiis struck twice by one of the pickets when he at tempted to take a picture of a pas senger car parked at Pennsylvania avenue across the center of 15th N E and the people congregated around it and the trucks which werestopped west of it Musser was not injured and Plan National Meat Dispute Negotiations Chicago of the big meat packers and the CIO United Packinghouse Work ers union met with federal labor conciliators Wednesday in an at tempt to negotiate a settlement of the nationwide meat strike The negotiations held at the request of President Truman were the first since the strike of 100 000 meat workers began nearly a month ago James J Spillane regional di rector of the conciliation and me diation service conferred separ ately with packers and union Conciliators said that the 2 dele gations would be kept separate during the first phase of explor atory discussions Procedure there after would depend on the pro made a conciliator said The meetings were closed President Trumans emergency factfinding board suggested that icgotiations be resumed It found hat the packers offer to increase wagres 9 cents an hour was sub stantial It did not say whether t considered the proposed increase adequate Before the strike was called last VTarch 16 the union asked for a 29cent hourly raise but later of erecl lo settle for a IDcent boost Meanwhile the department of agriculture reported that meat noduction under federal inspec ion last week was 14 per cent above the proceeding weeks mark nit 17 per cent below the total for he corresponding week last year The Big Four packers are Arm ur Swift Cudahy and Wilson other pickets restrained the at tacker Union officials later ex pressed regret for the incident A number of the trucks stopped left the lineup immediately after the drivers had talked to the pick ets who suggested that the hogs could be taken to the independ ent buying station in Mason City The flurry of activity Wednes day followed the managements at tempt Monday according to union officers to start a backtowork movement among union members by sending out salesmen to con tact them Of the union members only 3 elderly men have gone back to work since the strike started so far as he knows Arthur Cos tello chairman of the unions strategy committee declared Wednesday morning was the first lime there had been any attemp to move hogs jn by truck Twenb carloads of hogs wore brought ii by railroad Saturday and Sunda3 and the plant had been operated on a limited basis since Mondaj morning by foremen and other employes who have remained in the plant since the strike started A few strike breakers have been taken into the plant by pas senger car union officials said They said the number was 14 so far as they knew but that 5 of those had come back out OFFICE WORKERS OK STRIKE GALL To Stand by Decision of Bargaining Group Charles office work ers union of the Oliver plant at a meeting late Tuesday unani mously decided to authorize the union bargaining committee to call for a strike whenever it sees fit to cio so Negotiations between the union bargaining representatives a n d plant officials continued Wednes day for new wage contracts at the plant The negotiations were de scribed as at a stalemate Tues day with minor issues to be ironed out The 2 locals of the CIO United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America are asking a 15 cent hourly general wage in crease or one of 2 alternative plans based on wage pattern downpay ments for production and office workers at the plant Local 115 represents production workers and local 222represents the office workers FIRST TRUCKLOAD GOES INThe picture shows the first truck which rtnte picket In1th JaCb K Decker and Sons Plant Wednesda moi r Decker and Sons Plant Wednesday moiing the Th t r Mlnu and the driver Robert Ecklund also of Kiestor lhe truck earned 39 head hogs It went into the plant at am when pickets relaxed their vigilance while discussing what further action to take Dr Addison C Page 73 Dies at Home of Daughter Funeral Rites to Be Saturday at 1 P M at Des Moines Chapel FIRE RAGES IN LARAMIEWYO Laramic Wyo dam aged or destroyed 2 blocks of buildings jn the Laramie business district Wednesday No one was injured Unofficial estimates placed damage as high as as a result of the flames which wrecked 21 business firms and destroyed at least 7 buildings The fire dam aged 39 automobiles and trucks Fifty volunteer policemen were put on duty to halt looting by some of the thousands who crowded into the streets in their night clothes to watch the spec tacular fire Policeman Vern Trabing who discovered the fire said it started in the W H Holliday building largest in town He said the back of the 4story building blew out igniting nearby structures High winds spread the Fire companies from Fort Col lins Colo and Cheyenne and Ft Warren Wyo assisted Laramies firedepartment Favor Registration of U S Red Party Washington plan to re quire registration with the gov ernment of the communist party and all its members Wednesday was approved by the house com mittee on unAmerican activities Rep Mundt RS Dak told re porters the committee agreed unanimously to amend a bill de signed to curb reds by including the party registration provision Previously the bill provided only for registration of communist front organizations The committee still has to ap prove additional sections of the bill before sending it to the house floor for a vote Dr Addison C Page 73 prac icing physician and surgeon in Des Moines for more than 50 years eforc his retirementjn 1945 died t the home of his daughter Mrs Hughes Hrynm Pennsvivania NE at 5 a m Wednesday Col lowing an illness Dr Page was born Oct 2 1874 at New Sharon Iowa the son of Dr Homer R and Harriett Frisbie Page He moved to Des Moines as a child with his parents and continued his residence there for 70 years before moving to Mason City Sept 1 1947 After attending East DCS Moines schools Dr Page attended Des Moines university the University of Chicago aond Rush Medical college and took his internship at Cook county hospital Chicago After graduation he went to Mexico with a group of doctors with the Guggenheim foundation In 1925 as President of the Ameri can Medical association he led an entourage of doctors to Europe Dr Page held a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons and was an active member of the American Medical association He was a life member of the Polk County Medical association a charter member of the Wakonda club Des Moines club and Library Discuss Possibility of Meat Negotiations at Cedar Rapids Plant Cedar Rapids Co officials and representatives of the local United Packinghouse Workers union CIO Wednesday discussed possibility of reopening negotiations in the strike which has kept the plant closed for 29 days SAME WWU tntfn 44 club and was a member of the Rotary and Pioneer clubs On Dec 28 1911 he was married to Miss Emma Harbison in Des Moines Surviving are his daugh ter Mrs Hughes Bryant a son Addison C Page Jr Richmond Cal 4 grandchildren Hughes Bryant Jr and Addison Page Bryant Mason City and Harriet and Ann Page Richmond Cal He was preceded in death by his wife Emma in Des Moines in 1942 and a brother and a sister Funeral services will be held at 1 p m Saturday at the Dunn fu neral home in Des Moines with the Rev CJarence Bigelow offi ciating The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge RAILROADERS RESUME TALKS 3 Brotherhoods Seek 30 Wage Increase Chicago UR Negotiations were resumed Wednesday in a wage dispute involving 125000 en gineers firemen and switchmen who have threatened to strike against the nations railroads DR ADDISON C PAGE SEEK WATERLOO STRIKE TRUCE Waterloo of Rath Packing Co and of local 40 Pack inghouse Workers of America CIO went into conference at a Waterloo hotel Wednesday morn ing seeking to negotiate a settle ment of the meat strike Meanwhile on another labor front here taxicab drivers for the Yellow Cab Co remained idle and both management and officials of the General Drivers Union AFL said there had been no further negotiations Win Vote Hight Washington of some 000 GI families living in the Tort Des Moines veteransvillage vould be given the right to vote n Iowa elections under a bill ap proved Tuesday by the house pub ic committee Man Killed by Dynamite Near Cresco Krueger 73 of Florenceville who lost his left hand in a dynamite blast 2 years ngo was instantly killed Infc Tuesday in a premature explosion ol dynamite on the Hcnrv OKada farm 4 miles northwest of here E L Bradley of Cresco Howard county coroner said Wednesday there would be no inquest Krueger was blasting rock and set 2 charges When the first failed to go off he went to investigate and as he did so the other charge exploded Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters Bodpe City Tamer Dodge City Kans change There are periods when the Old Cross Bar Hotel in Dodge City has no occupants The Old Cross Bar is the Ford coun ty jail And times werent always so quiet in Dodge Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night and Thursday with rising tem peratures Low Wednesday night 35 lo 40 High Thursday 64 to 58 Iowa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday with rising temperatures Low Wednesday night 35 to 40 High Thursday 62 to G8 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday cooler northwest and west central por tions Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period cndjng at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum fio Minimum 2 At 8 a m Wednesday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 33 liu employes represented by j tiay the Brotherhood of Locomotive work Engineers the Brotherhood of LEWIS PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN COURT ACTION Innocent Plea Also Entered for Miners in Contempt Charge Washington L Lewis pleaded not guilty and went on trial Wednesday on a charge of contempt of court for not calling off the coal strike earlier The bip bushybrowed miners chief entered his plea through his attorney Welly K Hopkins who also pleaded innocent for the United Mine Workers to a similar charge First off Hopkins asked Feder al Judge T Alan Goldsborough to Ihrow out the charges Goldsbor ough refused He is the same nudge who lined Lewis and the union later cut lo by the supreme court for ignoring a stopstrike order from the courts in 1946 Then the government took over and started presenting its case Assistant Attorney General Gra ham Morison began by building up a case that a coal work stop page creates a situation imperiling the national safely and health He has to show that under the Taft Hartley act The question for is whether Lewis is in contempt because he did not get his miners back to work forthwith when a court order was issued April 3 telling him to do that Last Mon days after the order Lewis told them to so hack to work Hopkins cited the telegrams Lewis sent to idle miners Mon lu liO back lu Firemen and Engincnieu and the Switchmens Union of North America have demanded a 30 per cent vase increase A factfinding board appointed by President Truman recom mended in its report March 27 that the employes be granted a loi cent hourly raise The figure is the same accepted by unions representing about 1200000 railroad workers in settlements reached last year Under the national railway la bor act no strike can be called until April 27 In asking that ne gotiations be resumed the broth erhoods said that if no settlement is reached by April 27 a new strike date will be set State and National Bank Calls Issued DCS Moines state banking department Wednesdav issued a call for the condition Iowas 558 stntcchartcred banks He they showed Lewis had complied with a court order served April 5 to call off the strike ilTiS lilSiSiCCi thst IJC HcVtrr called a it was a vol unlarj cessation oC work More than half the nations 400000 soft coal miners resisting a backtowork movement Wed nesday waited to sec what hap pens to John L Lewis before they return to the pits as of April The law requires such n call Override Veto of Bill to Ban Vendors in Social Security Washington 7P The house Wednesday passed over President Trumans veto a bill excluding certain vendors of newspapers and magazines from the social security program The vote was 307 to 28 This was 83 more than the required twothirds majority The senate will vole next prob ably Intoin the week on whether lo override the veto times annually This is the first ISMS call The comptroller o currency in Washington also issued a call for the condition of all national banks as of April 12 Itatify Spain Treaty iManila senate Wed nesday ratified the Philippines treaty of friendship with Spain Seventeen senators one more than required voted approval Ohio River Floods Hit 5 State Area Cincinnati livestate Ohio river valley area Wednesday was the focal point of widespread spring floods which also spilled into some Florida and North Da kota lowlands Experiencing its first major flood since March 1945 he ser pentine Ohio was 10 feet above flood stage in some areas and ris ing steadily throughout the 500 mile stretch Tributaries went over their banks throughout the water shed Floridas state capital Tallahas see was isolated from peninsu lar Florida except by air or round about routes through southern Georgia Branford Fla was hard est hit when the meandering Su wannee river left its banks There were no reports of flood deaths or injuries An estimated 1000 families were evacuated in the Ohio river area Pennsylvania West Virginia Indiana and Ohio Near ly 100 families were forced from their homes in Grand Forks N D and nearby East Grand Forks Minn when the Red River crest ed at 4070 feet 1270 feet above flood level National guardsmen dynamited ice jams there to save bridges Grand Forks power plant was out of order Red Cross disaster workers said thousands in the Ohio Valley would be homeless unless streams crest swiftly River experts re fused to predict a crest until near continuous rains now in their 3rd day come to a halt National guard units were alerted at Marietta Ohio Par kersburg W Va and Jefferson ville New Albany and Evansville Ind At Washington Red Cross rasl m4f em area Headquarters announced j it was sending 20 disaster workIDcwcy 5b88 DEWEY TRAILS IN 2ND PLACE TAFT POOR 3RD Smashing Victory All But Snuffs Out Hopes of General MacArthur t Omaha Harold E Stassen lifted himself into the top rank of republican presidential candidates Wednesday with a sweeping victory in Nebraskas GOP primary His clearcut win clubbed Thomas E Dewey of New York into political submission for the 2nd week in a row Dewey was shut out in the April 6 Wisconsin primary when Stasseu won 19 of the states 27 nominating votes The former Minnesota gover nors victory bashed the prestige of Senator Robert A Taft It built Toft Disappointed Washington e n a t o r Taft ROhio said Wednes day he is disappointed about the results of Nebraskas pop ularity poll primary Taft said I am naturally disappointed about the primary results in Nebraska but shallalways be deeply grateful to Senator But ler and so many others whn supported me so loyally The re turn engagements in Ohio on May 4 will produce the oppo site result new fires under the goodman Butcantwin theory that has dogged the Taft campaign It all but snuffed out the dying hopes of Gen Douglas Mac Ar thurs supporters But it left intact the darkhorse possibilities of Senator Arthur Vandenberg secure in 4th place in a race he spurned The count in Tuesdays freefor all primary from 1780 of the states ers to areas facing major flood threats Red Cross shelters were set up at Parkersburg and Point Pleasant W Va Maysville Ky Cincinnati and Marietta Ohio and Madison and Aurora Ind The Army and Coast Guard sent cots blankets and additional workers Cynthiana1 Ky 3800 population vws without public water supplies after the ramgorged South Lick ing river crested at 23 feet near ly twice flood stage About 100 families were homeless there and at Cincinnati and Milford Ky the 200 Claysville Ky residents mov ed to higher ground Tuesday night while 40 families were evacuated at Aurora and New Albany Ind and Marietta Two Ohio and isolated All traffic rail and lo a virtual halt in Athens Meigs and Washington counties Ohio universitys athletic field at Athens was C feet under water Business sections in Pomeroy Marietta East Liverpool Ohio and soveril West Virginia Wheeling were inun dated Companies at Madison Ind waterfront offices In cities protected by flood walls men wciked throughout the night placing sandbags FLOODED TOWNHigh waters from the Salt rive and Brashears fay oravillc Ky leaving many residents homeless and ha tin Wednesday The town is located near Louisville AP Wircpholo s creek poured through K business activities 18731 denberg 7989 MacArthur 6117 Gov Earl Warren of California 1607 and House Speaker Joseph Martin 826 riaong with Tils victory in free ior all popularity contest Stassen appeared likely to wrap up as a 41st birthday present the firstballot support at the Phila delphia convention of at least 13 of the states 15 delegates On thebasis incomplete re turns Dewey had a chance to gel one delegate and another possible winner was unpledged Of the 13 who said they would vote ior the primary winner on the first nominating test at the national convention 5 also pledged to support him as long as he has a chance for the nomina tion The delegates are not bound by the popular vote in the pri mary Charles Reed Omaha attorney and Nebraska manager of Van denbergs unsuccessful presiden tial campaign in 1940 Was lead ins the list of candidates running in stalewide races for 7 of the 15 delegate posts Reed pledged first ballot support lo tlie primary winner These convention delegate elected in a primary that saw the democrats choose a 2 vote delegation and give Presi dent Truman a pat on the back Mr Truman running unop posed polled 24009 votes in 1114 precincts in the democratic pop ularity contest Senator OMa hpney running solo for vice presidential endorsement fell behind with 18266 votes in 1043 precincts Republicans renominated Sen ator Kenneth Wherry acting GOP senate leader and Gov Val Pe terson Democrats gave a long lead to former Rep Terry Carpenter for their senatorial nomination Frank Sorrell was unopposed for lhe democratic gubernatorial nomination But it was Stassen the untiring young fellow from Minnesota who rode off with the political glory in a state where he himself had thought the outcome so doubtful he made only cautious prcvote predictions of victory The total vote in the primary seemed unlikely to exceed 210000 with republicans casting about 160000 ballots and democrats 50000 Dewey made his best showing in Douglas county which includes Omaha The count in 168 of Douglas countys 201 precincts was Dewey 9569 Stassen 7144 Taft 2876 Stassen sent the republican or ganization headed by Senator Hugh Butler RNebr down to its worst defeat Taft supported by the Butler group never hat a chance Tafts poor showing here may aifcct the outcome of the May 4 Ohio primary where Slassen is trying tolake some of the stales OhioanfgatCS SWay rrom the   

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