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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS I li fe i i P I m VOLILIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 22 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 167 AP Wirephoto YOUTHFUL STRING Dorothy Phillips music teacher in the Charles City public schools hears a pizzicato passage played by one of her young string quartets Leftto right are Carl Trindle Viva Goldstein Dennis Smith and Carol Anderson All are 1st graders chosen to inaugurate a program of teaching music early in a childs life Charles City Its unlikely that any child music prodigies are attending school here But a group of8 first graders at Charles City Central school might pass for the renl thing They are members of 2 siring quartets which meet 4 days a week with Dorothy Phillips director of instrumental music in the local schools A graduate of Iowa State Teach ers college Miss Phillips recently introduced to Charles City the somewhat revolutionary idea of teaching 5 and 6 year olds lo play string instruments The program is in line with a theory of education developed by Melvin Schneider oC the Teachers college He holds that music be comes a means selfexpression if taught early in a childs life Miss Phillips a former student of Schneider meets with her Youngsters for brief periods only That way she explained Thursday they dont get tired of Contempt Hearing Against Decker Plant Union Opens The court proceedings seeking prove contempt of court against 51 members of the United Pack inghouse WorkersCIO local 38 got xmder way in district court here before Judge Tom Boyrton Forest City Thursday The union members are accused of stopping trucks hauling hogs to the strikebound Jacob E Deck er and Sons packing plant April 14 in defiance of a temporary in junction issued by Judge William P Butler prohibiting interference with traffic in or out of the plant Highlight of the opening phase of the trial was the identification in court of Merle Smalldridgc 1436 Jefferson N W as the driver of a car which blocked 15th N E to truck traffic on the morning of April 14SmalIdridgewas pointed out sitting in the courtroom by Russell D Ackley Marble Rock livestockbuyer who was driving the first truck stopped Ackley and the regular truck driver Leo Fish both testified that Blast Injures North lowan Crystal Lake Farmer in Serious Condition Laurice Larson 72 prominent rystal Lake farmer and land owner was in serious condition at oracticing as so many children do They just have fun The iun comes before the music in fact The children dont even touch their halfsize instruments violins a viola and a little cel lo until after theyve sung tn ether and if its a likely number done a dance or a bit of marching One of their current favorites after 3 weeks of the program is a melody called Ding Donjr Bell Their introduction to it was a vig orous pantomine of ringing a church bell And the difficult problem of accurately synchroniz ing the 4 instruments was simpli fied to making sure the bells dont jangle Miss Phillips says that a major musical achievement is the devel opment of the students apprecia tion of music They learn to listen and enjoy it she declares But most important they are learning to work together a les son in cooperation which will she feels carry over into their other school work as a characterbuild ing factor Other Iowa schools Lamoni and Mt shown in crest in developing similar pro rams Demand Palestine Partition Australia Makes Direct Challenge to USSwitch Lake Success de manded Thursday that the United States proceed immediately to carry out partitioning of Palestine The sovietsatellite bloc also reopened its attack on the United States proposal to shift from par tition to trusteeship In a direct challenge to the American proposal to discard par tition Australia laid a 3point de mand before the SBmember po litical committee of the U N gen eral assembly The Australian resolution pro posed that the assembly direct the 5nation Palestine partition com mission to 1 Proceed immediately with the creation of provisional councils of government for the projected Jew ish and Arab countries in Pales tine and with the establishment of local militia forces for the 2 new countries 2 Take over the civil adminis tration in Palestine in cooperation with one or both or the provisional governments when Britain termin ates the mandate May 15 3 Call on the Arab countries lo prohibit their nationals from tak ing part in the Palestine fighting France pleaded before the com mittee for urgent action to safe guard Jerusalems people and holy relics France proposed that the U N trusteeship council be authorized to take the necessary steps to in sure the protection ol the city and Jewish Forces Seize Haifa After Big Fight m of its inhabitants they came to the plant about a m but were stopped by the pickets before they reached the railroad tracks on 15th N E at the entrance to the plant After being told that the plant was on strike and trucks could not go through the 2 left and telephoned into the plant They were told to bring the hogs in Fish then told Ackley that he would have to drive according to the testimony The 2nd time they approached tlie plant Smalldridgc drove a car across the center of 15th E so they could not cros Pennsylvania they said Aflei waiting and Arguing with the crowd of 10 or 50 people Kiated they finally left about 45 minutes later they said Elwin Letcher Buffalo Center truck driver testified that he ar rived about 10 a m and stopped behind a line of other trucks about half a block off Federal avenue He was not threatened he said Ehvin Musser GlobeGazette photographer testified that he at tempted to take a picture of the trucks stopped but was stopped by the pickets one of whom struck him twice He later left without getting the picture he said fearing damage to the expensive camera he was carrying He identified Art Costello chair man of the unions strategy com mittee as one of the crowd at the scene Thov Jensen GlobeGazette reporter testified that he heard Costello tell the crowd to take the camera away from the photog rapher if a picture was taken Charles Hilton news director for KGLO and Police Officers Stan McCltntock and Ernie Wood also testified concerning happenings at 15th N E and Pennsylvania on the morning of April 14 Mercy hospital in Mason City Thursday with injuries suffered in a premature blast of dynamite on his form operated by Leo Orthel a mile and a halE west of Crystal Lake Larson was working alone on the farm near Crystal Lake and injuries indicated he was standing over the dynamite charge when it went off a relative said A tenant on the farm heard the blast and noticing a short time later that Larson wasnt visible went to the scene and found him in critical condition Larson had been breaking up stone getting ready to build a new barn Severe injuries were reported to his face eyes hands and arms and one leg the relative stated Part of one hand had to be ampu tated Larsons wife 4 daughters and one son were at the hospital bed side Thursday SUI Student Cited for War Heroism Iowa City John C H Lee Jr University of Iowa stu dent has received 2 Belgian mili tary decorations for his part in a demolition raid conducted behind German lines Dec 23 1944 Col W W Jenna head of the universitys military department inade the presentations Wednes day A graduate student in engineer ing Lee is the son of Retired Gen John C H Lee U S Steel Turns Down Pay Demand Pittsburgh U S Steel Corp Thursday denied a wage increase demanded by the CIO United Steelworkers and an nounced price cuts totaling almost for its products Lewis Delays Meeting on Welfare Fund Washington L Lewis Thursday postponed a miners welfare fund trustee meeting un til Monday after his monthly miners pension plan ran into a court challenge The mine leader had called the meeting for Thursday afternoon presumably to take steps toward starting payments of the pensions from the stilluntapped 000 welfare fund Ezra Van Horn trustee for coal mine owners who filed the court suit attacking the pension plan said Lewis suddenly changed the time of the meeting from p m CST Thursday lo the same hour Monday Von Horn told a reporter that Lewis who is chairman of the trustee board gave no reason for the action The report of a possible delay in pensions came as soft coal diff gcrs streamed back to the pits in answer to Lewis rcturntowork call Field estimates showed about 200000 miners going back to work This brought the number on the job to about 330000 of a total of 400000 miners Persons close to Senator Styles Bridges RN H and Ezra Van Horn pension fund trustees along with Lewis echoed reports Thurs days meeting probably would be put off Bridges is the neutral trustee while Van Horn reprer sents the operators CHARLES SAWYER 1 lowan Is Charged With Assault in Waterloo Shooting Waterloo C Carl isle 30 La Porte City Thursday iaced charges of assault with in tent to commit murder in connec tion with the shotgunwounding of Clyde Kipp 42 of Waterloo here Tuesday night Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney George Heath said Carl isle admitted firing a shotgun and wounding Kipp Kipp suffered arm and abdomen injuries and was reported in fair condition at a hospital here Police said Kipp was shot in front of the home of Carlisles former wife The price cuts are effective May Philip Murray oC the CIO and the steclworkers union asserted the corporation had de nied a just and much needed wagrc increase His statement em phasized however that the union Would continue to live up to a nostrike pledge in a 2ycar con tract reopened for wage discus sion Benjamin F Fairless steel cor poration president declared the unspecified wage increase had been denied and the price cuts ef fected in an effort to half further advances in living costs The union and the corporation have been negotiating since April 5 on unspecified wage increase de mands The negotiations covered union workers in all major U S steel jDroducing subsidiaries in cluding Carnegie Illinois National Tube American Steel Wire Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Oliver Offer I Considered lie an Hour Increase May Prevent Walkout Charles City tentative agreement on a new contract be tween the local Oliver Corporation plant and local 115 United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America CIO was announced Thursday in a joint statement is sued by Plant Manager George W Bird and Paul Mathers presi dent of the local The unions bargaining commit tee accepted a general wage in crease of 11 cents per hour for production workers subject to final ratification by union mem bers at a meeting to be held May 3 Acceptance would avert threatened strike Oliver workers will also receive payment for all work performed on Saturdays at the rate of and onehalt and will be givei greater participation in vacation benefits through a change in eligibility rules Pick Sawyer as Secretary of Commerce Washington Tru man Thursday nominated former Ambassador Charles Sawyer o Ohio to be secretary of commerce Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross said Sawyers nomination robably will go to the senate Thursday along with ihat of W Vvcrcll be roving ambassador under the European ccovcry program Mr Truman offered the com merce post to Sawyer by long dis tance telephone Wednesday night after Harriman agreed to give up hat position to take over the ERP Senate Votes Long Range Housing Bill Washington The senate Thursday passed by voice vote the TaftEllenclerWagner Ion range housing bill designed to spur home building in America The senate passed the bill af ter adding a farm lousing program By a voice vole the senate dopted an amendment by Sen tors Young RN Dak and Russell DGa providing foi ederal subsidies and loans to armers This action came shortly after pproval of an amendment auth orizing the government to pa lalf the cost of houses for severe y paralyzed veterans The farm housing program would be under direction of th agriculture department Loan would be for up to 33 years at no more than 4 per cent interest The ffoal of the bill is buildin of 15000000 new homes in th next 10 years The bill now goes to an un certain fate in the house The house banking committee let a similar senatepassed mea sure die in 1946 There is strong opposition in the house commit tee to some provisions of the new bill particularly a section author i7ing construction of 500000 pub lic housing unifs Hunt 3 Men in Shooting Seek Union Men in Reuther Attack Detroit UR Police Inspector Joseph V Krug dispatched 3 tcams of detectives Thursday to pick xip 3 leftwing unionists for question ing about the ambush shooting of Walter P Reuther CIO United Auto Workers chief The men were identified as Percy Lewellyn former UAVV re gional director who was defeated for the presidency of Ford local 500 Saturday Shclton Tappcs formermember of local fiOOs bar gaining committee and Nelson Davis UAW mcmben Krug ordered a citywide search for the men as result of a tip to the police department He would not give any details but added they might be difficult to find Police Commissioner Harry S Toy working with meager clues to the identity ot the wouldbe killer hoped the 800 in rewards would encourage somebody to come forward with new leads Toy said the attacker whose shotgun blast shattered Reuthers right arm and inflicted a chest Wound might have been hired but the signs are not those of a professional killer Voters OK School Bond Issue Latimcr Voters of the Franklin consolidated school district ap a bond issue for acquiring a site and equipping a school by a vote of 426 to 258 at a special election Wednesday The district includes the towns of Lat imer and Coulter The election was held at Ihe town hall in Coulter where 684 votes were cast A similar election last March resulted in a defeat of the pro posal Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy windy and warmer Thursday night with thunderstorms breaking out aft er midnight Low Thursday night 50 High Friday 80 to 85 Iowa Cloudy and windy Thursday night and Friday with thunder showers Thursday night and in east and extreme north portions Friday Warmer east portion Thursday night and entire state Friday Low Thursday night mid50s High Friday 88 south west to 7fi job A member of the Cincinnati city council from 1911 to 1915 Sawyer served as lieutenant governor in 1938 and as democratic national commitleeman from 193G to 1944 He was ambassador to Belgium in 1944 and 1945 capacity he met Mr Truman at Antwerp in 1945 when the chiel executive ar rived there enroutc to the Potsdam big three conference Sawyer enlisted in the first World war and was discharged with the rank of major after serv ice with the AEF Iowa Greets Welcome Rain 24 of an Inch Falls in Mason City MasonCity received 24 of an inch of rain by 2 p m Thursday according to the reading at the KGLO station and farmers were welcoming the moisture following excellent weather in which they had been able to seed oats Light rain started fallingin Mason City in midmorning and was continuingin the afternoon Scattered showers fell on most of Iowa with moisture rangingto nearly an inch at Alta and Chero kee The weather bureau said the Arabs Are Forced to Ask Truce Haganah Grants Cease Fire Order by British Request Haifa Palestine vir tually seized control Thursday of Palestines richest port city of Haifa after heavy allnight light ing Arab leaders sued for peace asking British military authorities to mediate It was a said one Arab spokesman It was another Stalingrad We were not pre pared By request of the British the Jewish military force Haganah is sued a ceasefire order shortly after noon A Haganah spokesman said terms handed the Arab national committee included Disarmament of all Arab forces and surrender of all arms Freedom of movement in all parts of Haifa with an end to sniping and roadblocks Delivery of all foreign Arab troops to Haganah for immediate deportation Surrender oC all German naxis A 24hour curfew during which the Arab disarmament would be carried out All persons to return to their normal pursuits A guarantee that Arabs could carry on their lives and work as free and equal citizens of Haifa and enjoy all municipal services The security of Haifa outside British zones to be maintained by Haganah Haganah orders to be binding on both Arabs and Jews There was every indication from Arab sources that Arab national committee members still in Haifa will accept the Haganah condi tions One Arab spokesman declared Many women and children in Arab areas were shot as they at tempted to flee into the port area1 The port area is controlled by rain was moving across the slate British security forces A Hag from west to east Precipitation anah spokesman denied the accu reported early in the day in cluded Alta 94 of an inch Carroll 16 Cherokee 82 Estherville 32 In wood 57 Onawa 40 Sioux City 62 Spencer 27 Ames 02 At lantic 04 Clarinda 38 Creston 02 Des Moines 13 Lamoni Vl Council Bluffs 14 Oskaloosa 13 More Meatless Days Washington govern ment Tuesday dropped meatless It but in a new appeal for food conservation called upon people to observe a meatless day of their own choice The agricultural department said there still is need for food saving by both families and public eal inf plnres Minnesota Showers or thunder showers Thursday night and Friday Warmer south and cool er northwest portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 6 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 08 Minimum 47 At 8 a m Thursday 4 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Sft Minimum 45 Russ Seek New Curbs in Berlin Want Restrictions Put on Air Travel Berlin Russian commis sion recommended rigid new re strictions Thursday on air traffic of the western allies in and ovit of Berlin The 6man commission set up to investigate a BritishRussian plane collision urged that the so viet commander Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky 1 Require that the Americans British and French give 24 hours notice of their flights through cor ridors over the Russian occupa tion zone with details about the planes and their passengers 2 Prohibit those allies fro in making any corridor flight by night in clouds sphere or under stances in which the plane can not be seen from the ground The commission said only such strict regulations could prevent a repetition of accidents like the April 5 crash here between a Brit ish Viking transport and a soviet Yak3 fighter The collision killed 12 Britons 2 Americans and the Russian pilot PanAmerican Is Spliton Redsand European Colonies Bosrota UR The 9th inlcr Amcrican conference sped toward a tentative April 30 adjournment Thursday with delegates split on 2 important munism and European colonies in America The steering committee has ten tatively set the April date for the final session But Thursday the United States ran head on against Argentina Chile and Guatemala when it op posed a resolution putting the conference on record against exist ing European colonies in the Americas Argentinas delegate Juan A BrarmigHa also threatened to make specific reservations to the anticommunist resolution unless IDeGasperi Warns Italian Reds to Keep Their Place Rome Alcide Gasper i warned Italys whipped m Hie slrnto other circum communists Thursday to keep their place Palmiro Toffliatti secretary gen eral of the communists said his followers have no intention of using force or violence to upset the results of the election But he charged in the communist news paper LUnita that the balloting was influenced by brutal foreign intervention in the form of threats of atom bombs and star vation De Gasperi leader of the vic torius Christian democrats who claim an absolute majority in the new chamber of deputies assail ed as fantastic the communist declaration that coercion from the United States was responsible for the defeat of the communistled popular front De Gasperi told a news confer munists and their leftwing socialI Mount Carmel sation Arab casualties were only 10 per cent of w hat we had ex pected11 he said As for women and children there just havent been any such thing We deny it most The Haganah spokesman said the Jewish attackers suffered 4 killed and 32 or 34 wounded He estimated the Arab dead at not more than 20 Haganah forces aided by 1 de tachment of the underground or ganization Irgun Zvai Leumi moved down from the allJewish area of Hadar Carmel halfway tip Argentinas ideas about social jusjcncc this was a very grave ac ticc and planned democracies are included Secretary of Slate George C Marshall said the United Slates was opposed to any extension of European colonies in the western hemisphere But he added that the U S would oppose any resolution prejudging the claims of inter ested friendly European countries Tribal custom decrees that all Navajo Indian hogans houses must face east cusation Actually De Gasper said the government had asked the United States several weeks ago to send a large quantity of wheat to Italy by May He added If the United States had acted as Togliatti alleges it would have been a fine oportunity for the United States to say that it would give the wheat to one government but not to another Instead De Gnsperi continued the United States agreed at once The premier said the com ist allies have nothing to fear from the new government if they do not cause trouble Leftist leaders have expressed fear the Christian demo rats would use their new strength lo outlaw the far leftist parties and have said his would mean fighting We confirm our which are the intentions of the government of de fend liberty for everybody in cluding the communists De Gas peri said If they do not resort to coercion or threats or plots or keep arms they can enjoy demo cratic liberty There were increasing signs ol confusion and even dissension in the ranks of the popular front particularly in the wako of a pro posal by left wing socialist Giu seppe Romita that the procom munist socialists attempt to re gain their independence A spokesman for De Gasper aid the premier nndoubtedl vould head the new government ftcr parliament organizes He has iccn at the helm for 28 months The informant said he probably vould retain Giuseppe Saragal icad of the anticommunist social sts as vice premier and would We used mortars brcn guns ml slcn guns in an attack which asted much less longer than we bought would be necessary the pokesmart said One unit of Ir gun Avas with us They wanted to Darticipate and we werent pre pared to say no11 Free Diver Trapped 3 Hours in Harbor Mud New York diver Impris oned for 3 hours under tons of mud on the bottom oE New York j horror was freed and brought to the surface Thursday The first words of the diver Ed ward Christiansen of Oyster Yiay N Y after liis Iiclmet was re moved were Thank God Im alive Police officials said he survived liis nrrloal in fine shapr Four franticallyworking Navy rescue divers using pressure hoses cleared away silt and aided Christiansen to the surface He hnd been imprisoned by telephone cables he was cleaning and an estimated 15 tons of imid about 30 feet below the harbor surface off Statcn Island Christiansen calmly directed the frantic efforts of rescue crews thrnijiih bis IHmhnnr but 2 hours after he was caught he told his surface vessel For Gods sake tell them to hurry Im burled altogether Earlier he had told his surface vessel Its getting pretty tough dowr here Hundreds of persons throngcc the area near the Bayonnc N J fcrryhouse at the northern lip o Stnlnn Tslnnrt Cedar Rapids Man Killed in Accident Near New Hampton New Bach tell 31 of Cedar Rapids died in a hospital here Thursday from in juries suffered Wednesday in an automobile accident 7 miles south of here on highway 18 H was the first Chickasaw coun ty automobile fatality this year Bachtells wife is ill in Minnesota The body was taken to Arlington where his parents live cccp several other anticommun ist ministers outside his own party Interior Minister Mario Scelba estimates the Christian democrats won 307 of the 574 chamber of deputies seats in the election to 182 for the popular front The of ficial result still awaits a labori ous mathematical calculation on the basis of proportional repre sentation In the senate the Chris tian democrats took 130 oC the 237 elective seats to 74 for the popular front While the Christian democrats apparently have not won an ab solute majority in the senate they are assured of a working majority through alliance with other anti communist parlies SAME Black la monj irarrte dtath In 34 hours 10 Years For Breakin Cedar Rapids Judge Floyd Philbrick Wednesday sentenced Eugene Thomas Jones and Bruce Lee 25 ol Cedar Rapids to not more than 10 years in the Fort Madison penitentiary after the men pleaded jifuilty to charges of breaking and entering   

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