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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                THE NEWSPAFEft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS KILL VOL LIV Associated Prttf United Press Full Leue Wires Five Centj Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 15 1948 This Paper of Two One No PRESIDENT OF PHILIPPINES DIES 30 ARE KILLED BY AIR CRASH AT EIRE FIELD Native of Iowa Among 19 American Victims in Shannon Crackup Shannon Airport Eire Empress of the Skies a Pan American World Airways Con stellation crashed coming in for a landing here Thursday and 30 persons including 19 Americans died in the blazing wreckage Among the dead was Bliss Ber nadine Marie Feller the steward ess who was born in Victor Iowa 1924 She was a graduate of the University of Iowa and joincrl Fan American in 1946 Marc Worst 38 of Burbank California was the sole survivor He said the force of the crash threw him through the baggage compartment His wife waiting at 2 Mason City Women Fined for Assault Two of 3 women on trial Thurs day morning before Justice of the Peace C R Servison were fined on charges of assault and battery filed by 2 women employes of the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant The fines were and costs with a suspension of on each pending good behavior Fined were Mrs Ode Lysne 20 38 15th N E and Isabelle Gomez 19 1431 Jefferson N W The case of Juanita Barrigan 26 408 Madi son S W was continued until 9 a m Saturday The 3 were charged with as saulting Mrs Adeline Fletcher 1306 Washington N W and Mar ian Weilanci 132 2nd S W after the 2 left the strikebound Decker plant Tuesday about p m On the witness stand each of the complainants said she was struck several times in the melee near 15th and Pennsylvania N E a short distance from the main gate of the plant The defendants said the 2 workers went on by the picket line but that the 3 caught up with them after they decided to have a little fun Mrs Lysne admitted taking Mrs Fletchers glasses off and hitting tier several times but said she did so after being kicked in the leg Both Mrs Fletcher and Miss Wei land denied the kicking Miss Go mez said she entered the scuffle with Miss Weilaml when she thought the latter was taking sides with Mrs Fletcher Lysne against Mrs BERNADINE FELLER Dies In Crash the airport to meet him wilnesse the tragedy Worst is manager o Lockheed Aviation Corporation base at Shannon Lockheed build the Constellations 4 engincc craft costing about each There was no immediate ex planation concerning the cause o the crash Basil Warnock Ameri can overseas airlines stationmas Icr at Shannon said weather ob servers reported 3mile visibility at the time of the a m GMT p m Wednesday Other sources said the ceil ing was about 400 feet Worst told reporters We had come around once am we were making our 2nd approacl when ihe crash occurred Up to this everything appeared to he normal I was slung out through the baggage compartment but was only slightly injured on the right hand The crash occurred as the big plane came in for a 2nd try a Shannons main air strip Witnesses said it apparently hit an obstruc tion skidded along the ground for a way and then burst into flame The wreckage burned more than 3 hours I dont know what happened Warnock said but the pilot couldnt make it The Empress of the Skies claimed to have set a new trans Atlantic record April 19 1947 by landing here 5 hours and 55 min utes after leaving Gander New foundland Mrs Worst who was told first there were no survivors and then learned her husband was the only one commented You cannot imagine how I felt Then she added We are going back to Califor nia immediately And by Constel lation 599 You can quote me on that It was the 2nd time Worst had walked away from a plane crash The 1st time was he cracked up in his own plane in California several years ago Seek County Home Location Keokuk fP A new location for a county home to replace the present 100yearold county home and farm is being sought by Lee county supervisors They say they want a site about equally distant between Keokuk and Fort Madi son 133 traffic 24 Charles H Thomas Jr 206 3rd N E another plant employe tes tified he tried to separate the women as he came by shortly after he saxv a group congregating around Thomas said The scrap must have lasted 2 or 3 minutes Mrs Fletcher testified that a group of girls had yelled scab as she and Miss Weiland crossed the picket line coming out The defendants were represent ed in court by George D Dunn attorney for local 38 of the United Packinghouse Workers CIO while the complainants were rep resented by R F Clough attorney for Armour and Company when the information was filed The case was being tried in justice court on a change of venue from police court requested by the de fense attorney HOG TRUCKERS NOT MOLESTED AT PICKET LINE 7 More Loads Enter Decker Plant After Blockade Is Lifted Seven truckloads of hogs arriv ed at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant in Mason City Thursday forenoon and proceed ed into the strikebound plant with out interference from the pickets which Wednesday turned back a number of such trucks The members of local union 38 of the United Packinghouse Work ers CIO Thursday faced a dis trict court citation to show cause why they should not he declared in contempt of court because of the blockade Wednesday A tem porary injunction was issued Monday prohibitingthe union members from interfering with traffic either in or out of the plant Judge Tom Boynton Forest City issued the citation late Wed nesday afternoon on an application by R F Clough attorney for Armour and Company of which the Mason City plant is a unit The citation names the United Packing House Workers of Amer ica CIO local 38 Charles Kranz individually and as president of the union Arthur Costello indi vidually and as chairman of the strike committee Clarence Ram sey individually and as cochair man of the strike committee Rus sell Bull individually and as dis trict director Isabel Gomez Jau nita Barragan Ocie Lysne Abe Meecham V e r d a Smalldridge Merle Smalldridge Mervyle Arndt Ed A Newman Francis lahalan John Gomez Gilbert T hristian Howard Crane Sr Henry Legler Sr Henry Legler Jr Louis Solum Lambert Menke John J Frank Ruth Schmidt Men Holtzendorf O J Martin NBC Correspondent Ordered to Leave Moscow in Few Days Moscow soviet for eign affairs press department Thursday ordered Robert Magi doff Moscow correspondent of the National Broadcasting company to leave Russia within 2 or 3 days Magidoft was charged in a letter purportedly signed by his Ameri canborn secretary and printed in the newspaper Izvestia with es pionage against Russia A letter signed by the secretary who identified as Cecelia Nel son a native of Michigan ap peared in the newspaper Thurs day morning The order for Magidoffs expul sion followed quickly In the Izvestia letter purported ly signed by Miss Nelson she identified herself as a native of Michigan and said she had grad uated from a teachers college in that state 100 Heavy Russian Tanks Arrive in Berlin Berlin UR British official quarters reported Thursday that approximately 100 Stalin tanks Russias heaviest have entered Berlins southeast suburbs These quarters said that they entered the wooded sector south of uake Mueggel in the vicinity of Soviet headquarters at Karlshorst some 3 miles from the American sector It was learned that British troops mder the command of Maj Gen S O Herbert received a special Dncfing Wednesday night at which he tanks were discussed The British were expected to protest on the grounds that the 4power agreements forbid bring ng heavy tanks into the Berlin ector VonWaJcl Finer George Maskarina Forrest Abbott Lynn Belding George Ashlock Merle Rogers Marvin Mulhern Ruth Holmes Louise Stickney Theresia Frank Ulanda Nasheim Esther Kennedy Maxine Carpen ter Carl Nessett Bernard Schmidt Overton Burrell Vera Murray Jess Stickney Alex Romig George Romig Ruth Menke Howard May Jake Alt Edward C Melsh and L C Palmer The plant still was accepting hogs only on a limited basis Thursday Farmers were requir ed to call the hog busier and schedule their deliveries before bringing them in The plant is being operated only on a limited basis by foremen and a handful of other workers TWO DIE IN FREAK TRAIN lounge car of the Rock Texas Rocket is locked tightly against one tank car after the fast streamliner was rammed into tank car on the siding by a heavy truck at Kremlin Okia Wednesday af ternoon The friction set fire to 2 passenger cars Kremlin O k 1 a name was still lacking Thursday for 1 of 2 bodies found in the wreck of the derailed Rock Island stream liner Texas Rocket Otic other passenger Mrs Earl McClintock 35 Wichita Kans was kilted in the blazingcrash Wednesday when a s a n dloaded dump truck knocked 3 speeding coaches off the tracks The other victims body was re duced to a torso in the flames making direct identification im possible Authorities said how ally known music leader and ever they believe it to be a man member of University of Wiscon Three other passengers are in sin music faculty Madison Wis critical condition and 3G more in right arm amputated Enid Gen cludmg the truck driver suffered eral hospital 1 u Miss Martha L Wilson Man lesser hurts Twentythree arc muiuia wusun maii still hospitalized in Enid 12 miles hattan Kans head injuries Enid south of here The critically injured Mrs R W Penning 25 Kansas dicsel locomotive and 5 cars City fractures of skull pelvis leg was running 15 minutes late from TCirncoc fifv Prof Raymond Dvorak nation Negotiations Bog Down at 2 Iowa Meat Packing Plants ittle Sioux Hustler Dies at 71 Little Sioux W Kerr 1 editor and owner of the Little iioux Hustler died suddenly Wednesday night while working n his newspaper office Kerr who had operated the ewspaper for 46 years was well nown in Iowa newspaper and io circles He was also promin nt in Masonic activities and had een a member of the organization or 50 years Funeral services will be held ere Sunday His widow survives DUBUQUESHARES SAFETY HONORS Connecticut Is Named Safest State in U S Chicago Thurs day was again named the safest state in the nation by the Na tional Safety council Cleveland Oklahoma City Du buque loua St Joseph Mo Wil mington Dela and Logan Utah shared honors as the safest cities participatingin the councils 1947 traffic safety contest Dubuque was adjudged the saf est city in the 25000 to 50000 population class Oak Ridge Tenn which had the best record statis tically in this same class was given a special award since the government atom project munici pality has a traffic setup which is nontypical nationally Connecticut is the only state to win the award more than once and it was honored for its effec tive statewide accident prevention work Connecticut also was the eastern division winner among states No award was made in the midwestern division which in cludes Iowa and Nebraska Burlington Iowa finished 6th among cities in the same classifi cation as Dubuque Although no ratings were given in the 12state midwestern group Iowa was 1 of 3 states given hon orable mention DCS Moines was named for an outstanding achievement award in traffic en gineering Cedar Rapids which won the statewide contest for cities over 50000 was a twelfthplace winner in the national competition Des Ivlolues secondplace behind Ce dar Rapids was ranked 21st na tionally Boone Iowa winner in the 1C 00025000 group tied for 43rd place in the national contest Buccaneers was a term first applied to earlyday French cow boys in Haiti who turned pirate when rattle raising proved un profitable and lent their designa tion to all pirates t at Rath of Waterloo Morrell of Ottumwa DCS Moines Strikes re mained unsettled Thursday at 3 large independent meat packing plants after attempts to reach local agreements failed The plants were Kath Packing Company at Waterloo Iowa and the John Morrell Packing Com pany plants at Otlumwa Iowa and Topeka Kans A number of offers and counter offers were made by both com pany and CIO United Packing House Workers union represent atives at a meeting Wednesday at Ottumwa The CIOUPWA ne gotiators represented both the Ot tumwa and Topeka plants Morrells offers included one asking the striking union to come back to work at 9 cents an hour increase Then if the Big Four packers in Chicago should reach a settlement higher than the 9 cents an hour the higher figure would apply at Morrells The union made 4 counterof fers A T Stephens district UPWA director said These in cluded 1 A return to work at 9 cents an hour increase with an agreement to arbitrate the differ ence between that figure and tlie 29 cents an hour sought by the union 2 A return to work at 19 cents an hour An attorney for the Morrell Packing company said he would file a contempt citation in district tourt during the day The attorney said the persons cited would be occupants of 2 cars who he claimed followed a group of Morrell foremen Thurs day morning and attacked one of the foremen He said the incident occurred shortly after 9 foremen left the plant at 7 a m Thursday He said 2 cars followed the foremen and that when the foremen stopped their car Ciaucie Smith was attacked by 2 men as he got out In Des Moines a UPWA district fieldman said an identical offer was made by the Rath Company at Waterloo to the union The of fer was turned down he said and a union counteroffer similar to the one made at Ottumwa was re jected by the company Meanwhile at Davenport ne gotiations of representatives of the meat market proprietors in the quadcities Clinton and Du buque with ofifcials of the AFL Meat Cutters union were contin uing The union has filed a strike no tice The contract expires May I The union is seeking for a 45hour week plus time and a half for all over 45 hours including work after 6 p m Russia Bootlerrinr Moscow clamped down on bootleggers Thursday and warned that all persons convicted of making or selling homemade vodka would be liable to a 6 to 7 year term 3n a labor camp SWIFT UNION LEADERS CONFER 1st Negotiating Meeting Since Meat Strike Started Chicago for the striking CIO United Packing house Workers and for Swift Co met with federal mediators Thursday in an attempt to settle the monthold meat industry strike It was the first negotiating meeting between the union and one of the BigFour meat packers since the strike began March 16 James J Spillane regional di rector of Ihe federal mediation and conciliation service handled the negotiations He said conferences would be arranged later between the union and the other Big Four Armour Wilson and Cudahy Meanwhile the National Associ ation of Retail Grocers reported that prices of pork beef and bac on rose generally Inst week A nationwide survey by the as sociation revealed thai prices of pork and beef jumped as much as 10 cents a pound during the week Bacon was reported up 2 cents a pound in some cities Complete Hearing on Eligibility of Phone Employes in Union Omaha hearing based on the contention of the North western Bell Telephone company that certain of its employes are in eligible to union membership un der the Taf tHartley law was com pleted here Wednesday bya Na tional Labor Relations Board ex aminer The company operates in Iowa Minnesota Nebraska and the Da kotas Election at Hampton Approves Play Center a special election Wednesday on whether the Hamp ton school district should provide one or more playground and rec reation centers in the city for use this summer 370 votes were in fa vor and 21 opposed No amount of bond issue specified 2nd Child for Betty Hutton child named her The 7 Lindsay Bianne Kansas City to Dallas Kremlin is a small grain eleva tor town of about 200 in the prairie wheatland and the Rocket usually runs through at 62 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon however Engineer Clarence Kester lifted the speed to 78 to make up the lost lime Ashe toward a rising piprlA rrnssirig saw he heav ily loaded truck approach from his right It was driven by H M Laughlin 38 Oklahoma City workingfor a road contractor It looked like it wiis slowing down to let us pass but it came right on into the coach said Kes ter The last 3 cars leaped from the track and the whole train plunged crazily forward in clouds of fly ing dirt for more than 3 city blocks Laughlin suffered only back and leg injuries The derailed cars crashed against the side of a mixed freight train of box and oil tank cars that was waiting on a siding to the left Oil on the outside of the tank ers flared up from friction sparks the inside of the last 2 coaches as parts of their sides were ripped away Anderson to Quit Cabinet May 10 Albuquerque N Mex riculture Secretary Clinton P An derson said here Thursday he would quit the cabinet May 10 Anderson arrived here early Thursday to lay the groundwork for his campaign in seeking the democratic as senator from New Mexico He said I will leave the cabinet on May 10 RUSSIANS SET UP ROAD BLOCK Vienna troops Thursday set up a roadblock which isolates the American air base at Tulln 14 miles west of Vienna The Russians demanded grey identification cards Some U S airforcc personnel traveling to work from Vienna were permitted to pass after long arguments Others were refused clearance The road block was manned by one officer 4 enlisted men and a civilian interpreter Harold Voeth Vienna manager for Pan American Airways said American military police at Tulln were not allowing his employes to return to Vienna The morning flight from Prague to the United States left on sched ule since the bus passed the Rus sian checkpoint before the road block was set up It is not yet known what ac tion American authorities here will take The grey card identifica tion demanded by the Russians can be obtained only after a 72hour House Votes for 70 Group Air Force Washington house voted for air power Thursday and ordered an immedi ate start toward a 70group air force over President Trumans ob jections The measure was approved by a roll call vote of 339 to 3 Oppos ing the bill were Reps Leo Isac son and YHo Marcantonio A L P N and Rep Adam Clayton 1owel Mr Truman had asked for some extra money to strengthen the present 55group air force and for Naval aviation House members chose instead to accept advice of Air Secretary W Stuart Symington He broke ad ministration ranks to testify re peatedly that a 70group force is the minimum required for secur ity The house threw its enthusiastic support to Symington voting 115 to 0 to add to an ap propriation bill for the air force and iiaval station All the extra sum goes to the air force Appropriations Com mittee Chairman John Taber R said it is the amount required to buy the first planes in a 70group air force program Once this question was settled the house put its formal okay on the full appropriation Originally put at it carried as amended Mr Truman told his news con ference that he could not account for the differences between the air force recommendations of For restal and those of Symington and the air generals He was asked whether he Avould spank Symington for making recommendation in disagreement with those of Forrestal his su perior The president told news men he would answer that ques tion some other day MANUEL ROXAS IS STRICKEN DURING TALK Faints at U S Air Base While Giving Speech in Broiling Sun Manila Manuel Roxas 56 first president of the Philippines republic died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 10 oclock Thursday night Manila time at the United States air force base at Clark Field north of Manila Roxas fainted Thursday as he stood in a broiling sun at Clark Field to pledge that the would support the United States if another war caine He died hours later with Dr Florentine Herrera his family physician in attendance The presidents wife and mother also were at his bedside News of his death was withheld until 3 hours after his death It had been reported that he was re Star cards never have required lor the trip H fc i tU X IJ 11 HI 8ounce girl was born Wednesday ridor roncl at Cedars of Lebanon hospital Miss Hutton and her husband Camera Manufacturer Ted Brlskin uuu was omy LO cneoc have an 18 month old daughter on Austrian automobiles No Austrian police set up a road block on the road lo Tulln Wed nesday but it was only to check on Austrian automobf Americans were stopped COLOMBIA PEACE IS THREATENED Widow Delays Funeral Until President Quits Bogota Colombia dead man threatened political peace Thursday in a riotwracked Co lombia He was Jorge EHecer Gaitan assassinated leader of the liberal opposition to Conservative Presi dent Mariano Ospina Perez His widow said the day set for his state she would not let him be buried until the president resigned The funeral was postponed Gaitans fatal shooting last Fri day touched off a Colombian re bellion that ravaged this capital and interrupted the Pan American conference here That 9th interna tional conference of American Wednesday and swiftly split over a name for a Pan American regional organiza tion with the United States on the losing side It chose Organization of American Slates In the Bogota rioting officials have estimated that 300 were killed and 1000 hurt but many persons believe other dead lie in the ruins of looted and burned buildings Over the government radio Wednesday night Finance Min ister Jose Maria Bernal announced that the U S exportimport bank has offered and Colombia will ac cept a reconstruction loan A plane arrived Wednesday with worth of American Red Cross medical supplies Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy to cloudy and continued mild Thursday night and Friday Scattered light showers late Thursday night or early Friday Low Thursday night 44 to 48 High Friday mid70s Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday night and Friday with scattered light showers north portion late Thursday night or early Friday continued mild Low Thursday night 46 to 52 High Friday mid70s Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night and Friday with scattered light showers ex treme north portion Thursday night Warmer Thursday night becoming cooler north portion Friday v IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 72 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Thursday 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 22 MANUEL ROXAS Suddenly covering satisfactorily and had been moved to Santo Tomas hos pital at Manila This report had said he was suffering front high blood pressure Roxas body was being taken to Manila where a state funeral will be held Details had not been ar ranged Roxas successor in office will be Vice President Elpidio Quirino who has served as secretary of foreign affairs in the Roxas cab inet Roxas was elected president of the Philippines on April 23 1946 succeeding Sergio Osmena In that election he defeated Osmena by more than 200000 He thus became the last presi dent of the Philippines common wealth and the first president of the Philippines republic The islands received their independ ence on July 4 1946 Manuel Acuna Roxas was born at Capiz on the north coast of Panay island in the central Philip pines His father was executed during the revolution against Spain 6 months before Roxas was born Judge Sets Monday for Lewis Verdict Washington T Alan Goldsborough Thursday heard ar guments in John L Lewis con tempt trial and put off any de cision until Monday Assistant Attorney General H Graham Morison argued for the government that Lewis and the United Mine Workers were clearly in contempt of court for continu ing a coal mine work stoppage for a week after a court order was is sued for it lo end Attorneys for Lewis made only a 1 sentence argument The government has failed to prove its case That came from Welly K Hop kins chief of the 8man battery of counsel Lewis has Goldsborough told Hopkins he thought the union should make a detailed argument The judge said he had no power to require this and no desire to insist on it but thought it would be helpful to the court and the public interest Hopkins respectfully declined Goldsborough then adjourned court until Monday Now the only thinr left in this contempt case n the rul the punishment U the ruling is for conviction When court was adjourned Hopkins and Lewis went into whispered the mine chief and his small army of law yers filed silently out of the room In his argument Morison hit hard at Lewis position that no con strike ever was   

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