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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORtH IOWANS NEIGHBORS KILL LIV Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 17 1948 UTES This Paper Consists of Two No 163 ARMOUR UNION NEGOTIATIONS FAIL LEWIS PRESSES studies DEMAND TO END COURT ACTION Wants Government to Stop Order on Basis Coal Dispute Settled Washington John L Lewis Saturday demanded that the gov ernment act to end a court order directing him to call off the coal mining stoppage The demand based on grounds that the coal dispute has been settled was sent by the United Mine Workers chief to At torney General Tom Clark The letter was signed by Welly K Hopkins UMW counsel The order to which Lewis re ferred was issued April 3 by Fed eral Judge Matthew F McGuire It directed Lewis and his union to get the soft coal miners back in the pits They had been out on strike since March 15 in a dispute over payments from the miners pen sion funds About two thirds of the 400000 miners have returned to work this week but the others are awaiting the outcome of a contempt of court action hanging over Lewis Lewis failure to heed the slop strike order led to the contempt citation Judge T Alan Goldsbor ough heard evidence on this last week and is expected to give his decision in court Monday The McGuire order was ob 6 Cent Offer by Chrysler Detroit Corp ha offered the CIO united auto work ers a 6 cent an hour wage increase it was learned Saturday The information came fron union delegates to a special strat egy meeting About 70000 Chrysler produc tion workers would be affected by the offer the first in the auto in dustry since the UAWCIO won the equivalent of a 15cent an houi boost in 1947 The union had asked a straight 30 cent an hour increase from Chrysler plus about 5 cents an hour in fringe concession such as pensions guaranteed work week and the like The average wage currently is about an hour Representatives of the Chrysler employes were meeting Saturday to accept or reject the offer UN Council Orders Truce in Palestine Lake Success Nations sucurily The United un Saturday tained by the government under the national emergency provision of the TaftHartley labor law This provision says that when a settlement is reached iiv the dispute the attorney general must ask the courts to discharge the antistrike order The Attitude of the justice de iiavtnient has been that it doesnt know whether a settlement has been reached or not Arabs Shell Jerusalem Second Time Jerusalem Arabs shelled Jerusalem for the second time Saturday shortly after the ar rival of a 200truck convoy with supplies for the 100000 jews in the city Throughout Palestine the Arabs and Jews were reported carrying on their hostilities unabated dis daining whatever they may have heard oi the new United Nations call for a truce Official sources reported that the Arabs fired 14 threeinch mor tar shells into the Jexvish quarter of the Katamon area of Jerusalem Early reports casualties did not mention A week ago Saturday the Arabs shelled Jerusalem for the first time in history causing a number of casualties and considerable damage in an outlying area The Jewish supply convoy was reported by Hnganah sources to have been escorted by troops arm ed with new weapons from Czecho slovakia The means and signifi cance of receiving arms from that source were not explained imme diately Tons of foodstuffs brought by the convoy were hurried to Jewish markets in Jerusalem which had been barren or nearly so for some days Reports had circulated that food which had arrived earlier was consigned to a long term sup ply against the expected battle for Jerusalem as soon as the British get out Iowa Man Killed When Auto Strikes Culvert Carroll VermueJe 58 of Lanesboro was killed Fri day when the car in which he was riding went off a graveled road and struck a culvert Sheriff Tom J Finegan said the accident happened a mile north and a mile west of Lanesboro He said Don Torgersen about 26 Lanesboro was driving The Sheriff quoted Torgersen as say ing Vermuele grabbed the wheel just before the car left the road Torgersen was not seriously hurt Coroner Loren J Cochran called an inquest told the Jews and Arabs to stop fighting in Palestine but there is no indication either faction will abide by the order The council laid down 6 spe cific truce directives to the 2 fac tions hut at the last minute killed a provision to send a U N com mission to the Holy Land to check on compliance The final vote came at a m CST after 5i hours of debate and paragraphbyparagraph bal loting The emergency night ses sion started only a few hours after adjournment of the first meeting of a special general assembly ses sion on the Palestine problem I Russia refused to support the truce proposal but Andrei A Gromyko withheld his bigpower veto and abstained The Soviet Ukraine joined Russia as xisual This made the final ballot 9 to 0 Four provisions were passed unanimously On 2 Russia and the Ukraine abstained Direct efforts to bring the Jews and Arabs together failed previ ously and the council drafted de tailed truce terms in a move to get their acceptance and bring peace to the Holy Land Moshe Sherlok head of the Jew ish agencys political department told the council hi the midst of the voting that the plan could not suc ceed unless the UN sent a com mission to the scene As mandatory power in Pal estine the British have the re sponsibility for bringing the Arabs and Jews together Both factions declined comment here Indica tions were that the British would deal with the 2 groups on the spot There is no direct enforcement provision in the truce terms Gromyko refused to support the plan because the council overrode his demands that Arab armed bands he ordered to leave Pales tine Only the Ukraine supported him Russia also opposed a ban on political activity in the Holy Land The provision for a UN commis sion was beaten when delegates could not agree on the makeup of such a body A vote finally was taken on a move to send 3 mem bers of SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lies staff It fell 1 vote short of the necessary 7 when the United States Argentina Britain Bel gium and Syria abstained The U S wanted the consuls in Jeru salem to serve on the commission POLICE WATCH AS ITALY HEARS ELECTION TEST Sunday Monday Vote Will Determine Nations Swing to Reds or West Rome fP Public security forces variously announced as be tween 300000 and 400000 men guarded the peace countryside Saturday on the eve of Italys fate ful election The election Sunday and Mon day seating the nations first par liament of the 2 year old republic will test whether Italy is to line up with Russia or the west A popular front led by the com munists has striven to oust a mod erate coalition government tinder the Christian democrats The speechmaking campaign ended apparently in peace Friday U S Aid fo Italy Washington the eve of the Italian elections the Eco nomic Cooperation administra tion said Saturday that 000 more in food coal and other commodities wiil be shipped io that country France and the Netherlands Paul G Hoffman ECA chief said these shipments will be in addition to 537877000 in aid authorized for the 3 coun tries earlier this week The money for purchases conies from the new European recovery pro grram midnight and a 32hour preelec ion coolingoff period began un der a cabinet decree forbidding urther political meetings Christian Democratic Premier Icide De Gasperi and Commun t Leader Pnlmiro Tngliattl both spoke in the windup of campaign Western leaders and the Vatican have urged votes against commun ism Friday the United States Bri tain and France served Russia with their 2nd demands for action on their March 20 proposal to give Italy back the Trieste free terri tory Police sought hidden arms Fri day night through wide sectors around Rome Naples and other big cities No incidents had been reported serious enough to prejudice the voting But with reports the front has slipped in recent weeks ru mors have thickened that the com munists would try to lighten the vote to their advantage by some means of intimidation The balloting will be for 574 members of the chamber of depu ties and 237 senators to compose the first parliament of the Italian republic born in 1946 The make up of parliament will determine the makeup of the government Nearly 29000000 persons are registered to vote in 42500 polling places The air ministry Friday forecast a cloudy weekend with scattered would keep many from the polls Previously it had been estimated up to 90 per cent would vote Voting will go on from 8 a m Io 10 p m Sunday and from 7am to 2 p m Monday Italian time is 8 hours ahead of Central Stand BACKTOWORK MOVEPackinghouse union pickets line up outside the employeTin trance of the Rath plant at Waterloo Saturday to watch returning workers as the com pany began a backtowork movement at the strikebound packing firm WATT GRINNELL Rath Meat Plant Waterloo NEW 1PA HEAD SAME 135 The truce terms direct the Jews and Arabs to end all military ac tivities violence terrorism and sabotage refrain from bringing into Palestine armed bands and fighting personnel stop importing weapons and war materials and cease all political activity Best Faces Possible Death Sentence for Working With Nazis Boston H Best a native of Sumter S Car Satur day faced a possible death sen tence for treason in broadcasting nazi propaganda from Germany during the war A federal court jury convicted the former European news corre spondent 52nd birth all 12 overt acts contained m the governments indictment Judge Francis J W Ford con tinued the case indefinitely to re flect on disposition The maxi mum penalty is death It may be as little as 5 years imprisonment and a fine Best the well educated son of a Methodist minister admitted he made 300 broadcasts from Ger many during the beamed to the United States He insisted however that he intended to betray ard A complicated system of counting is expected to delay the first returns until Monday night and the full results until Wednes day 2 Men With System Return to Roulette Los Vegas Nev Two young men with a system are playing the legal roulette tables profitably again Playing 150 on the 9 on each spin of the wheel the University of Chicago graduates Dr Roy Walford San Diego and Albert Hibbs Chillicothe Ohio each 23 were reported about ahead 3 lowans Honored as Master Editors Des Moincs B Watt of the Grinnell HeraldRegister is the new president of the Iowa Press association Watt was elected at the closing convention session Saturday He succeeds II V Ellis of Marengo who becomes an advisory officer of the association Watt has been vice president the past year Lester G Benz of the Osage PressNews was elected vice pres ident arid Paul C Smith of the Lyon County Reporter at Rock Rapids was named treasurer S E Tennant of the Coif ox Tribune was reelected recording secretary R P Strauch of the Elgin Echo was named to the board of direc tors Don J Reid was reelected managing editor of the association Three men 2 of them from the same newspaper have been awarded the mastereditorpub lisher citation by the Iowa Press Association The awards were given Friday night at a banquet highlighting the associations annual convention to James C Gillcspie publisher of the Le Mars Sentinel and Phil Hoffmann and C S Walling both of the Osknloosa Daily Herald It war the first time in history that the awards had been given simultaneously to 2 men from the same newspaper Gillcspie became owner of the Le Mars newspaper a semiweek ly in 1907 and has been the pub lisher of the paper ever since In 1946 he formed a partneiship with his son Robert S Gillespie and Wilbur H DePree Gillespie has been active in Iowa Press Associa tion and civic affairs Hoffmann and Wiiliing both went to work for the Oskaloosa Herald 63 years ago after they graduated from high school Both helped set type by hand before the first lino type was installed at the Herald in 1901 Both are connected with the firm now and Hoffmann works daily writing editorials and supervising makeup Walling though he has had to give up some of the strenu ous work since last June is at his desk almost every day Begins BacktoWork Move No Violence as Police Open Lane in Picket Line for Employes Last November they won at Reno 7 Years for Bad Checks Leon Clarence Skinner 27 and Merle Delbert Jones 25 both of Ottumwa have been sentenced to serve 7 years at the Anamosa reformatory on charges of passing bad checks They were arrested after they al legedly gave a fraudulent check for in Lamoni for 5 head of cattle April 8 Waterloo force of work ers described by a company spokesman as quite a number and by the UPWACIO union as inconsequental entered the Rath packing plant Saturday morning Although A T Stephens dis trict director of the packinghouse vrorkers union commented in Des Moines that Rath will find it cant operate without employes the company said it intended a re sumption of operations Stephens said the union did not attempt to interfere with the re turn of workers because so few attempted to go back that it was not worth bothering about Union officials claimed no more than 25 persons entered the plant but a policeman said he believed about 50 persons most of them women went in City police and sheriffs depu ties opened a lane through the UPWACIO picket line to permit he returning workers to enter the plant So far as we know the entire incident was peaceful and there was no violence of any kind the company spokesman said A considerable number of spec tators also turned out io witness the back Io work movement The company spokesman said the Rath company an independent packing firm which employs about 5000 workers planned to ship some dressed meat out by rail road car Saturday We also plan to begin prepara tions Saturday to begin livestock killing operations next week he added A packinghouse union spokes man had said Friday that he union planned to permit no one to pass tluough its picket lines Sat urday He made this statement in commenting on the companys back to work invitation The Rath company has not used the injunction process in connec tion with the meat strike The company spokesman said he did not care to estimate the number of employes who had re turned to work but he declared the company was with the response wellsatisfied Contest Keokuk Election Keokuk Frank Willmer mgs election as mayor here will be contested according to a notice filed Friday with the city council The notice was filed by John Bier man who lost in the March 29 election by a vote of 2848 to 2811 Bierman indicated he planned to ask a recount FLOODS SWEEP OHIO VALLEY 22000 Persons Are Already Homeless BY UNITED PRESS A huge flood crest rolled down the Ohio river Saturday threat ening to add thousands of refu gees to the 22000 persons already driven from their homes by flood ing rivers in 8 states A thousand soldiers and vol unteers fought to save the New port Ky flood wall from crumb ling Saturday as the Ohio sent a massive swell of water on New port and its sister city Cincinnati A 65foot crest was expected in the NewportCincinnati area Sat urday The Ohio river floods plagued valley residents in Pennsylvania West Virginia Ohio Indiana and Kentucky High water also caused further misery to hundreds in North Da kota and Minnesota but the wanee River in Florida began fall ing after being out of its banks for a week or more The Red River reached an all time high at Oslo Minn and resi dents were forced to use row boats in the city streets The Red was 7 miles wide at some points The river was expected to crest at 42 feet by Sunday at Grand Forks N Dak where 50 city blocks were flooded and 150 fam ilies driven from their homes Merchants in the downtown section of Grand Forks stayed open even though their basements were flooded An aerial survey north of the ity showed that vast expanses of snow and ice were still melting threatening further floods in the area The Goose River at Hillsboro N D was still cresting but the Red Lake River at Crookston Minn was falling at the rate of a foot a day File Assault Charge After Decker Fracas Another assault and battery case was pending in police court Saturday involving former em ployes at the Jacob EDecker and Sons packing plant strikebound since March 1C Juanita Vasquez 20 84Q Gth S W was arrested late Friday after noon on an information filed by Amelia Ocampo charpingr assault and battery The information claimed that Bliss Ocampo went into the Decker plant to get a paycheck due her and on her way out she was assaulted by Miss Vasquez after she had gone through the main gate of the plant where the union picket line is la Miss Ocampo told Police Judge B R Dunn that there had been ill feeling between the 2 for some time and the trouble was not con nectedwith the strike Local 38 use Work il 9 a m Monday in police court The charge of reckless driving against Ralph Simon a worker in the Decker plant during the strike was continued Saturday by Justice of the Peace C R Servi until next Saturday at 9 a m The charge was filed by a union picket Lyle Medliu who claimed that Simon drove between 40 and 50 miles an hour and swerved his car toward the pickets as he went into the Deckerplant about a m Friday Judge Dunn Friday fined Si mons son Dale Simon and costs for speeding when he drove into the plant to bring his father out Thursday evening P J Thogerson general man ager of the Mason City plant a unit of Armour and Company called attention Saturday to the statement made by the company in Chicago that Negotiations are over and we shall now restore operations in our plants as rap idly as we can obtain personnel The local plant throughout this week has been advertising for butchers and other workers The base pay is an hour the union scale before the strike with time and a half over 8 hours a day and over 40 hours a week The company offers 10 hours of work 7 days a week Reveal Communist Plotin Mexico Mexico City commun st plot to wreck all telegraph lines 11 Mexico was disclosed Saturday An important government official confirmed the fact but for the Dresent the communications office s making no comment The official who told of the plot aid Secretary of Communications Agustin Garcia Lopez immediately ordered measures to prevent any sabotage and called for punish ment of the plotters propos als requests for donations to char itable institutions and just plain begging letters and telegrams are piling up at the home of Herman R Schultz The reason is that Schultz 75 year old weal th y bachelor announced Monday he will away worth of prop erly to relatives and friends The property includes 42 farms in Iowa Nebraska Min and South SCHULTZ from a beginning as a farm hand Besides the 10000 acres Schultz said he would dispose of town properties and securities He will retain only enough on which to live comfortably I got a couple of letters from widows enclosing their pictures Schultz related Judging from the pictures both of the ladies are very good looking They wrote nice letters There wasnt anything so crude as sug gesting marriage in those but pro posals of marriage are arriving daily I dont want to marry now at my agrc but I advise all people to marry My only regret is that I tlidnt marry in my younger days SJnffe Jife Is no good I had plenty of chances to mar by of Marriage Proposals ry But the first girl I proposed to turned me down She said she liked me but she never could mar ry a fanner She did marry a farmer though Id give the whole million dol lars worth of property if I could take just 30 years off my age he commented I really enjoy life Ive had lots of fun amassing this fortune If those to whom I give it have half as much fun spending it as I had earning it they will really be having fun But I get more kick out of making money than in spending it fcel rewarded for lifetime of toil saving and priva tion by seeing the pleasure others get out of receiving the property Schultz was born on a small farm near here the eldest of 7 children He said the family was so poor we had to live for days on Johnnycakc cornbread and had to go to bed at 7 oclock in winter to keep warm Schultz said he paid an acre for the first farm he bought He was criticized for paying that sum he related He added however that similar Plymouth county Iowa land now is selling for to an acre In looking back over my life I want to give this advice to others Schultz said Live well do not strive too much for money You cant take it with you Get manled raise children do good deeds We live again in another world and get our reward J Paul Revere Rides Aftain in Milk Truck Boston Revere will ride the Middlesex route again on Patriots quest of an an tique horseshoe This time it will be Milkman Paul Revere riding in a milk truck over the 17mile course taken by his famous Revolutionary ances tor to spread the alarm The Brit ish are coining Young Paul will do the route in reverse starting at Lexington and riding to Boston Hell get the horseshoe from Milton Babcock Quincy antique dealer if he shaves 110 minutes from the 150 it took his great great great great great grand uncle to ride from Boston to Lex ington If he doesnt Babcock gels a 6 months supply ol milk Bull in Silo Is Headache to Farmer New Knutson Howard county farmer who lives 15 miles northeast of New Hamp ton Saturday had a difficult prob lem to solve His 4 year old 1200 pound Guernsey bull had accidently fal len mtp his silo and neither the bull or Knutson could figure a way of getting him out Thursday evening while Knut son was milking the bull wan dered into the silo where 3 feet of ensilage still remained By cut ting a metal support it would be possible to remove the animal but the problem of replacing the sup port would be more difficult A suggestion to destroy the animal could not be used as the animal is not fattened Knutson is unable to go into the silo to tie the ani mal as the bull has horns Communists Turn Down Truce in Costa Rica Panama City Rican communists refusing to bow to a truce in the countrys civil war attempted Saturday to seal all pos sible escape routes of national leaders the Costa Hican rebel ra dio reported The broadcast said that forces of the communist vanguardia popular party have seized the San Jose airport It said the seizure had blocked the alleged plans of President Teodoro Picado and try Diplomatic quarters in Wash ington said unconfirmed reports from San Jose indicated the com munists were in virtual control of the city COMPANY SAYS MEAT PLANTS TO BEGIN WORK Packer and CIO Heads Refuse to Budge on Wage Boost Demands Chicago and Com pany said Friday night its wage talks with the striking CIO United Packinghouse Workers had come to a dead end Negotiations are over and we shall now restore operations in our plants as rapidly as we can tain personnel a company an nouncement said The unions 100000 members have been on a nationwide strike against Armour and other major meat packers since March 16 in an attempt to enforce their de iered a 9cent boost which rival AFL Meatcutters union pre viously had accepted Ralph Helstein UPWA presi dent called the Armour decision another indication of their re fusal to bargain in good faith with their employes and added that negotiations are continuing with the other companies A spokesman for Wilson Co said our position on negotiating is similar to that of Armour He said that although negotiations with the union have nofc been called off formally there have been no sessions since last Wed nesday and that none is in pros pect Weve offered them 9 cents he added That is our best and final offer Wilson has not an nounced any intention of reopen ing its plants Swiit and Company said it hns not broken off negotiations with the union and that sessions were in progress Saturday Officials of the Cudahy Packing company 4th of the major packers could not be reached for comment on their posi tion The Armour spokesman said company and union representa tives met Friday but that neither side budged from earlier demands and offers The meetingwas a resumption of negotiations at the request of President Truman who had re ceived a report of a special fact findingboard on the dispute As requested by President Truman we have reviewed ob jectively the findings of his board of inquiry the company state ment said and we iiave held meetings with the international officers and other representatives of the UPWACIO and with James J Spillane regional director of the federal mediation and conciliation service Nothing has changed the situa tion The uiiiozi ignored the boards findings that our offer to increase wages 9 cents an hour was sub stantial in relation to living costs and to wage rates in general and that it conformed to long accepted standards used 5n determining the fairness and reasonableness of Accordingly have reluct antly reached a point where we have said to the union This far and no farther Negotiations are over and we shall now restore operations in our plants as rapidly as we can obtain personnel Daughter to Bcrgcsons DCS Monies Secretary of State and Mrs Hollo H Berge son are the parents of a new daughter The baby weighing 7 pounds 13iounces was born Fri day a Mercy hospital here It is the second child for the Bergesons Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with ris ing temperatures Low Saturday night near 50 High Sunday in mid70s Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 48 to 53 High Sunday in middle 70s Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with oc casional light showers northeast Wanner south and east portions Saturday night and Sunday be coming cooler northwest portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maxiimnn Minimum 56 32 50 31   

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