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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS KILL VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 21 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 166 Reuther Recovering From Shotgun Blast Detroit P Reuther 40 dynamic leader of 900000 CIO United Auto Workers was pronounced out of danger Wednesday and in rewards were offered for the arrest and conviction of the gunman who cut him down from ambush Tuesday night Doctors who performed an operation upon him at New Grace hospital early Wednesday said however that he might lose the use of his right arm shattered by a shotgun blast at his home Kcuther also was wounded in the chest The UAWs 22man executive hoard posted a reward 1or Reuthers assailant Detroits city council voted Reuthers home local 174 put in and the Michigan communist party bitterly assailed by the union head added Detroits entire police force was mobilized for the manhunt He was cut down while stand ing in the kitchen of his home eating a late snack prepared by his wife Mae The gunman fired through a window The gunman fired a single charge through the window and then fled in a maroon 4door Ford sedan Police took lire and foot print impressions to aid in their search for him The charge hit Reulher in the right side shattering his arm and inflicting serious chest wounds Doctors said the fact that he was standing with his right side toward the window prohably saved his life The attack the 2nd on Reuthers life within a decade touched off one of the biggest manlvunts in Detroits history Police Commis sioner Harry S Toy took personal command of the investigation Despite his serious wounds the redhaired Reuther hurled de fiance at his assailant as he lay on the floor in a pool of blood Those dirty lie cried They have to shoot a man in the hack They wont come out in the open and fight Reuthers assailant parked his car oa a side street and sneaked up to the rear of the union lead ers home Reutbev WHS standing by the breakfast nook and was just turn ing to pick up a sandwich when the charge hit him It hurled him to the floor They got me Mae he yelled to his wife Mrs Reuther said she thought he was joking When I turned and saw the blood I knew he wasnt kidding she said Three neighbor boys saw the as sailant flee One of them Lewis Johnstone 14 son of T A John stone an assistant UAW official called to his father Daddy daddy Mr Reuther has becu shot lie shouted Johnstone raced to home accompanied The elder the Reuther by Police lit Joseph B Curto who was in his home nearby Dr Angelo Lenzi also ran to the Reuther home after hearing the shot Police credited his quick first aid with preventing serious loss of blood Reuther was rushed to Grace hospital where attendants ad ministered 3 pints of blood and 1 pint of plasma He was conscious all the time and made a statement lo Wayne County Prosecutoi James K McNally lie said he had no definite idea whc the gunman was But lie sug gested 3 groups as Management the CP Commun ist Party or sonic screwball They are not in any particular order1 lie told McNally Those are the groups who might be out to get me None of the neighbor boys who saw the fleeing gunman said he could identify the assailant Police placed the time of the shooting at p m CST Just 13 minutes after Reuther arrived at his home in northwest Detroit from an executive board meeting during which a nationwide strike against Chrysler Corporation was authorized At first doctors thought it might be necessary to amputate 111 union chiefs arm But an exam ination showed he suffered a com pound fracture Doctors said a large shotgun pellet had shattered the arm Another slug was embedded in his right chest They removed the slug from his chest and set arm his 1st Traffic Death in Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids ids recorded i first Cedar Rap 1948 traffic fatality Wednesday with the death of Harry H Smith 79 Smith died early Wednesday of injuries suffered Tuesday night when an automobile struck him as he was crossing a street Police re leased the driver George E Farali 16 Cedar Rapids pending further investigation SAME Black tlag mttna death ID Bast 24 Cosmetology Exams DCS Moines IP Written and practical tests for state cosmetolo gy licenses continued Wednesday for 188 candidates Miss Pearl Ambrose of Waterloo chairman of the state board of cosmetology examiners said the smaller than usual class was WALTER REUTHER Lose Use of Arm British Puii Troops Out of Haifa Jerusalem UR The British army in a surprise move Wednes day ordered its troops out of all Haifa except 2 strategic toeholds setting the stage for a showdown battle between the Arabs and Jews for the great port city The British evacuation of Haifa was in full The army was holding positions only in the port area Palestines main gateway by sea and at military headquarters atop Mt Carniel overlooking the city As suddenly as the British acted to leave Haifa undefended signs sprang up that the Arabs and Jews were ready to iight for the city Some quarters predicted that the battle the first big test in the war for Palestine might start within a clay or two The Jews outnumbered the Arabs by about 4 to 1 in Haifa a city of some 150000 The Jewish militia Haganah occupies heights overlooking the Arab sections Casualties by the hundreds ap peared likely in case of a fight to the finish A British spokesman admitted that the withdrawal was an open invitation to the Jews and Arabs to have it out for possession of the city a strategic citadel command ing the bulk of the sea traffic for Palestine and much of the north ern part of the country The evacuation to Mt Carmel the port area and a single road between them affected hundreds of British troops and dozens of posts and military installations including tactical headquarters at the foot of Mt Carmel The head quarters will be moved to the top of the hill The British saidthey decided on the move because of the strained unsafe atmosphere This is the last city where the army will hold a position in Palestine Through the port the British army and many civilians already were leaving Palestine Iowa Timber Fire Stopped 650 Acres Are Burned Northeast of Chariton Chariton water and wet gunny sacks firemen and vol unteer helpers fought a blaze for 6 hours Tuesday in a timber area 15 miles northeast of Chariton The fire spread rapidly in the dry timber and reports varied Wednesday on the extent of the damaged area Fire Chief J TV Baze reported approximately 650 little more than a mile Lewis Slroman area forester for the state conser vation commission however esti mated the burned area at approxi mately 100 acres Origin of the fire xvas not known Sheriff Paul T Laing said that oecause of the rough area much of the fire fighting equipment was lot effective Wet gunny sacks were about the only things we could use he said He said the location ot the fire n Pleasant township was the Dar and Stoneking area Stroman said about 15 acres of the burned portion was on a state owned reserve and the remainder on privately owned land During the hatching season turkeys make a hissing sound imitation of a snake as a pro ection against disturbers seeking their eggs See Split in Italian Red Front Socialist Leaders Begin Movement to Gain Independence Rome signs of pos sible disintegration of the commu nistdominated popular front ap peared Wednesday as Italian elec tion returns strengthened the al ready dominant position of anti communist forces Giuseppe Romita former min isted of the interior and until now an ally of the fellowtravel ing socialist parties handed to newspapers copies of a letter he wrote party members inviting them to a meeting to take steps to regain the independence of the socialist party He said he wrote the letter Mon day before returns started com ing in Five other socialist lead ers signed the letter with him The socialists split in Italy and part joined the popular front and part went along with Premier Al cide De Gasperi in his middleof thc road government The communist leader of Italys powerful general labor confeder ation said Wednesday he intends to ask the executive council o the world federation of trade unions to let each country independently of Russia decide its attitude to ward the Marshall plan This reversal of the confedera tions previous position Giuseppe Di Vittorio said would preserve its unity and let labor in each country decide its own position on the basis of that nations individ ual economic needs The Italian communists about face on the Marshall plan which they fought bitterly during the preelection campaign was appar ently calculated to avert a threat ened split in the 6000000member confederation over American aid Final returns from the senate election Sunday and Monday is sued Wednesday morning by the interior Ministry showed the Christian democrats won 487 per cent of the total vote in contests for 237 seats at stake That com pared with 352 per cent they got in the last elections in 1940 The popular iront got 31 per cent down from the 397 per ccni the communists and procommu nist socialists fot hi 1946 The senate totals announced by Ihp ministry Christian democrats 10740131 popular front 0955229 independ ent socialist unity party 1580722 7 per rightist national bloc 1354741 61 per republi cans 637433 29 per na tional monarchists 436597 2 per independents 278351 12 per cent Italian social movement 244646 11 per In the races for 574 seats in the chamber deputies the ministry of interior announced results in 35929 of the nations 41073 pre cincts Christian democrats 10878783 485 per popular front 7 060119 315 per socialist unity 1542095 69 per Na tional bloc 862151 republicans 587692 monarchists 574713 all others 470694 Only persons over 25 years oE age were eligible to vote lor sena tors A11 the 29000000 registered voters were eligible to vote in the deputies contests Newspapers fig ured Wednesday that approxi mately 975 per cent o the eli gibles voted in senate contests and twothirds of those in the chamber races Picket Fined for Disorderly Action Lonnic Cory 9th N E was fined and costs in municipal court by Police Judge B R Dunn Wednesday morning when he pleaded guilty to a charge of dis orderly conduct The charge was filed by E E Cornelius an employe of the Ja cob E Decker and Sons packing plant Cory a picket at the strike bound pJant pulled the radio an tenna from Cornelius car as he diovc through the picket line the warrant charged Cory had been released Tuesday afternoon on a bond Judge Issues 80 Day Ban Against Soft Coal Stri Seek Action on Holy Land Truce Plan i Lake Success United States decided Wednesday to call on the United Nations security council for action to back up its unheeded Palestine truce demand A spokesman for the American delegation said the U S would propose creation of a U truce commission and might also pro pose formation of military forces to assist such a commission Undersecretary of State Lovett disclosed in Washington mean while that the U S has been urg ing Britain to delay withdrawal of her troops from Palestine In Lon don Foreign Secretary Bevin de layed an expected declaration on this question The U S truce enforcement move came amid these other de velopments 1 Paris Ll Khourv of Syria opened an Arab country attack on the new Americansponsored plan for a temporary trustee hip in the Holy Land to replace the par tition project approved by the U N assembly last Nov 29 2 The United Stales in a sur prise move proposed that the 58 nation political committee of the U N special Palestine assembly refer the trusteeship program to the assemblys 58natioii trustee ship committee The U S plan would get its first big test there 3 The Jewish agency disclosed that the agency had informed the British high commissioner for Pal estine April 10 that if the Arabs cease fire we shall act likewise This was before the council voted its truce order last Saturday Iowa Needs Rain Says Weatherman DCS Moines needs rain the weather bureau said Wednesday At some southwest Iowa points the last rain of any consequence fell on March than a month ago The bureau also reported that the last effective precipitation anywhere in Iowa came April 911 That fall however averag ed only a quarter of an inch and was badly distributed The need for moisture in local areas of southwest Iowa has be come more apparent during the spells of unseasonably warm tem peratures in April and rains have been needed since the frst week of the the weather bureau said Meantime the weather was fair Wednesday and no rain was pre dicted for Thursday Onesixth of all U S life insur ance is being purchased on group plans with about 17000000 men and women participating Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear dry and warm er Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy windy and warm er Low Wednesday night 38 Iowa Fair Wednesday night warmer west and central por tions Thursday partly cloudy and warmer Low Wednesday night 45 lo 50 west 38 to 12 east High Thursday 74 to 78 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night becoming mostly cloudy Thursday with scat ter ed showers northwest portion Thursday afternoon or night Warmer Wednesday night and in southern sections Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum G5 Minimum 30 At 8 a in Wednesday 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 30 New Atomic Process May Offer Inexpensive Cancer Treatment Washington David E Lilienthal said Wednesday the atomic energy commission has found that the metal cobalt offers possibilities of providing an inexpensive treatment of cancer lie made it clear that the discovery has not been clinically tested but lie said cobalt can be made to have the same radioactive effect us fiict mm LuieuUal of the discovery attev a white house call in which he made a report to President Truman on peacetime uses of atomic energy He said an important point in connection with radioactive co balt is that it is a very common metal found in industry which could be used as a substitute for expensive and scarce radium There arc on5y about 26 ounces of radium in this country he said Radium has been the most effec tive treat for cancer Lilienthal said cobalt could be fashioned into Hie form of a needle and put in one of the atomic energy commission furn aces at Oak Ridge and be made as effective as radium BACK TO THE A Wallace 3rd party presidential gladioli bulbs in a plot in front of the partys national headquarters in New York City Tuesday afternoon Corn also will be planted on the narrow strip of land Atomic Body Nomination FaceDelaying Maneuvers s Delay Decker Contempt Case Judge Postpones Hearing to Thursday Hearing of the contempt of court citation against 51 members of local union 38 of the United Pack inghouse WorkersCIO was post poned for 24 h ours in district court here Wednesday morning Judge Tom Boynton postponed the hearing until I a m Thursday because his court reporter Wal ter Linnell went to a Rochester Minn hospital Another reporter will he available Thursday he said The hearing previously had been postponed from last Wednesday to give George D Dunn attorney for the union time to prepare his de fense for the 51 defendants The citation is being asked by Pi F Clougli attorney for Armour and Company on the claim that the union violated a district court injunction by slopping truck traf fic into the strikebound Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant a unit of Armour 2 Women Are Held as Baby Brokers Los Angeles Cal UR Two middleaged women were held by police as baby brokers Wednes day after 3 unmarried girls ad mitted selling their children at offagain onagain atomic energy commis sion renominations bumped into one certain delaying factor Wed nesday Still others may keep the whole issue open until next year Senator Knowlaud RCalif served notice in an interview that he will fight any confirmation move until President Truman has acted on a pending bill to give senators a look at FBI reports on commission appointees Knowland is the author of that bill It passed the senate over sharp democratic opposition earli er this month but still awaits ac tion by the house The Californiaii also is a mem ber of the senate atomic energy committee which must pass on the renominations of Chairman David E Lilienthal and his 4 commission colleagues before their names can be put into the senate for a vote Mr Truman sent the nomin ations to the senate Tuesday after noon after the white house first had announced they were going up and then that they had been re called Senator Ilickcnlooper KIowa conferred with the president just before the appointments were re instated But he declined to dis cuss the reasons for the mixxip He did say he would ask his commit tee to consider the names at the earliest possible date Even if Knowland finally wins his point there is no certainty that the senate will get around to an early vote Senator McKellar DTenn prices up to Church w o r k c r Mrs Marie mgs District Chaplin 51 the alleged ringlead er denied she was anything but a good Samaritan Her second cousin Mrs Ida Druckcr 53 also was arrested on the charge selling human be Attorney William E Simpson said that after 3 months spent investigating the baby mar ket they had traced the sale ot G babies and were on the trail oil dozens more His assistant John Barnes said the persons who purchased the children would be permitted to keep them if they start adoption proceedings They all insist they will he said Simpson said the baby ring op erated in cooperation with a so cial worker who supplied the namer of unmarried mothers who might sell their children He said Mrs Chaplin offered a standing commission per name Skip Day Royalty Storm Lake Thicm nan 4sport athlete from Albert City and Betty Scvcrtson Kcllcy high school girl were crowned king and queen ot Storm Lakes skip day Police Probe Shooting Case La Porte City Man Held Wounded Waterloo Police Wednes day were pressing an investigation into the shooting of Clyde Kipp 42 owner of an insulating anc roofing company here and Chie of Detectives Emil J Steffcn sair witnesses would be questioned throughout the day Kipps condition was described as fair at a local hospital Wednesday morning He suffered stomach wounds from what Stef fcn said VYTS a 1C gauge pump gun loaded Mith Xo 4 shot Assistant Police Chief Max Bre dow said officers arrested James C Carlisle 39 of LaPortc City Iowa who witnesses charged did the shooting Carlisle was questioned late Tuesday night and Steff en said in vestigation would be continued Wednesday But the reason for the shooting was not known Wednes day morning Slcffen said Carlisle and his 70 year old father left LaPortc City Operators Seek Halt in Pension Industry Trustee Files Suit to Bar Fund Payments Washington T Alan oldsborough Wednesday issued a ban against a softcoal strike for about 80 days as the coal operators asked for a court injunction to bar payment of miners pensions un der the recently arranged settle ment plan Ezra Van Horn trustee repre senting the coal operators on the miners pension and welfare fund said he filed suit to bar payments from the fund until the court has had an opportunity to determine the validity of the pension ar rangement made by John L Lewis and Senator Bridges RN the other Z trustees Van Horn had dissented from the pension payment plan nego tiated by Lewis and Bridges The plan provides for payments to miners who worked in mines which do not contribute to the welfare fund That fund comes from a 10 cents a ton royalty on each ton of coal mined from those mines coming into the plan Van Horns plea for an injuncton contends that pension payments to miners for whom no contribution Had been made to the welfare fund is illegal The SO day injunction replaces a temporary court order which John L Lewis was found guilty of violating It was Lewis disregard for the temporary order svnich brought him a fine person ally and the United mine Workers n 31400000 one Tuesday for con tempt Lewis still faces the possibility of further fines or even jail on a contempt count and has tele graphed the miners his wish that they get back to work Golclsborough approved the in junction on the pleaof govern ment attorneys that the public interest remains in peril and a strike still exists Lewis lawyers fought against it with the argument there is now no strike and that the injunction is sued under the TaftHartley law was unconstitutional The justice department pre sented Coal association officials who testified that many thousands of miners were idle as late as Tuesday Goldsborough said he thinks the government is the national peace and safety arc still in said he had no dif ficulty in deciding to issue the injunction is a longtime foe of Lilienthals dating back from the early days of the Tennessee Valley author ity which Lilienthal headed be fore he drew the atomic assign ment McKellar waged a long but un successful tight against confirm ation last year aided by a num ber of republicans among them Senator Taft of Ohio for his intentions now Mc Tuesday evening to visit the younger Carlisles daughter who was living with her mother Car lisles divorced wife Bredow said his oUlcers an swered a call to the Kipp residence ivhore they found the latter bleed ing from the shotgun wounds According to the police report Kipp and Carlisles exwife drove up in a car just before Kipp was shot Although Carlisle was booked on a charge of attempted murder no formal charge has been filed against him Kellar told a reporter I have not made any yet plans Aside from the question of re vising the atomic energy law and the matter of personalities politi cal considerations also are in volved Under provisions of the original act setting up the commission all top appointments are due to ex pire Aug 1 or this year There after staggered terms were pro vided The republicans claiming their prospects of winning the white house are better than they have becij in 20 years see a chance of making their own selections for the commission If tlic present nominations fail lo come to a vote the present commissioners simply will serve until new nominations are made and acted upon LTniiod Slates life insurance companies had more than billion worth ot life insurance in force nt the end of 1946 Illinois Woman Mother of Year Springfield II smuU white shingle bungalow on the outskirts of town was as busy Wednesday as if the occupants had won the giant jackpot of all quiz shows For inside a queenly woman of 01 was receiving congratulations from the nation her husband and her 10 children for having been named American mother of the 3rear Tuesday Mrs Helen Gartsidc Hines a ruhncrup for the honor in 1946 took the congratulation calmly sandwiching the ieporters the newsreel men her friends and the thousand and one telephone calls into her regular duties as a housewife and mother The newly crowned mother of the year was chosen by the Gold en Rule Foundation from 51 can didates one from each of the states and 3 extras Mrs Hines was one of the extra candidates The injunction was issued under the TallHartley law which per mits an 80day ban on a strike when a labor dispute threatens the national health and safety The starting date and closing date for the 80 days was not im mediately determined The in junction itself hears no termina tion date Government lawyers said the 80 days should start when the courts orders have been complied with and the strike ends They added this date is still uncertain because there still is a strike Tuesday night Lewis sent tele grams to all district union presi dents saying it was his wish that the miners go back to work The district presidents were passing the word along to individual miners There still was videspread idle ness in the coal fields Wednesday Many miners obviously were sore over the whopping fines Golds borough imposed But signs were strong that normal operation of the mines may be resumed within a few days at the latest Wilh Ihc exceptionof Canada 1hn crown colony of British Hon duras is now the only British com monwealth territory hi North America Paraguay on Guard After Attempt to Kill President Asuncion tight ened its defenses Wednesday fol lowing an alleged attempt to as sassinate President Higinio Mor inigo and invade the important Campo Grande military base near here Acting Foreign Minister Mario Ferrario said some 100 agents of international terrorism the border from Argen tina Monday night to attack the military base Other groups within Asuncion planned to assassinate the president cabinet ministerx and other high officials   

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