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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IO WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION immi VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Ixase Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 13 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 1S5 US Bans Aid to Nations Sending Arms to Russia RAIL 19 cars of a fast eastbound Chicago NorthwesteriTvaifroad ireight train piled up near Otis tower at Cedar Rapids Thursdav morning blocking the main line tracks Call to Arms Ordered by Jewish Force Jerusalem Jewish forces called upon all trained men and women of fighting age Thursday to mobilize for the zero hour in Palestine when a Jewish state is proclaimed The state will be proclaimed early Friday night effective one minute after midnight when the British mandate ends The Jewish provisional government decided in Tel Aviv to proclaim the state early in the evening to avoid such action on the Jewish sabbath Call to Duty The Jewish mobilization call is sued in Haifa ordered all men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 who have had any pre vious military training to report immediately for duty These in clude not only those who have had training in Jewish forces but also those who had any type of previous military training Observers said the Jewish mo bilization is a precaution against possible invasion from neighbor ing countries In Cairo Abdul Razak El San houri the Egyptian minister of education told a reporter a royal decree imposing martial law in Egypt will be put into effect when the Egyptian army moves across the Palestine border Syria and Lebanon are ready to impose martial law when the British mandate ends Friday mid night Syrian Army Moves Syrian tanks and armored cars moved south from Damascus Thursday and troops of neighbor ing Arab nations likewise were reported closing in toward Pal estine At the same time the 7nation Arab league prepared to set up what it called an Arab civil ad ministration as distinguished from a state to function in cooperation with occupying Arab forces Ames Girl Reigns as Veishea Queen Ames Barbara Berry a 5 loot 3i inch senior from Ames Thursday was named Queen of Queens for Iowa State colleges 1948 3day Veishea celebration The queen and her attendants were selected by Movie Actor Alan Ladd from pictures of 11 coeds who had reigned over vari ous campus functions during the past year Miss Berrys attendants are Joyce Wineinger Boone Dorothea Kuschmann Moline 111 Connie Roberts Peoria 111 and Juliann Barker Jefferson Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool Thursday Becoming partly cloudy and warmer Friday Low Thursday night near 45 High Friday 70 to 75 Iowa Warmer extreme west Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and warmer Low Thurs day night 45 to 50 west 43 to 47 east High Friday 75 to 80 west 70 to 75 east Minnesota Fair east Increasing cloudiness and warmer west half Thursday night Friday partly cloudy warmer south and east and scattered showers northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Thursday 49 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 75 53 Cedar Rapids loaded cars of a 95car Chicago and North Western fast freight train piled up in a derailment about 4 miles east of here early Thursday and traffic on the main line was blocked No injuries were reported Lettuce broccoli and assorted vegetables were strewn along the right of way and 17 of the freight cars were smashed completely One car was almost completely telescoped and five cars were piled across the width of the dou ble track Two cars were not ex tensively damaged Tics were damaged for nearly a mile A semaphore tower was struck and wires were down along a portion of the rightofway Cause of the accident was not immediately determined The de railment occurred near Otis Junc tion Eastbound mailine traffic was being detourcd over the Milwau kee tracks at Tama and west bound traffic was being routed from Clinton via Green Island Jews Say U S Plan Is Move to Set Aside Partitioning Open Hearing on Contempt 110 Decker Union Members Charged Lake Success Jewish agency charged Thursday the new U S plan for a Palestine high commissioner is an attempt to set aside the United Nations partition project A Jewish agency spokesman said in a formal statement that the American proposal would increase disorder and conflict in Palestine instead of bringing peace Truman Marshall Talk The plan was announced Wed nesday night after President Tru man and Secretary of State Mar shall conferred in Washington on Palestine The U S plan brought forward less than 2 days before the British end their league of nations man date rule over the Holy Land calls for appointment of a high com missioner to represent the U N in Palestine The surprise move came as the U N assembly desperately sought to reach an agreement however small before the British give up their mandate rule over Palestine at midnight 4 p m CST Friday The new American plan was an nounced here by a spokesman shortly after President Truman and Secretary of State Marshall conferred in Washington The spokesman said it is hoped to push the proposal through a 12nation assembly group by Thursday night Thescheme then would have to clear the 58nation political committee and the full assembly There are prospects that the assembly or its committees may meet late into the night No Agreement It became apparent Wednesday that the U N could not reach any agreement on an emergency re gime to take over governmental control from the British Friday Efforts then were diverted to less ambitious plans to bring a truce to the Holy Land and mediate JewishArab differences Under the American suggestion the high commissioner would have no governmental authority He would attempt to mediate arrange for common services in the Holy Land provide for protection of the holy places and promote Jew ishArab agreement on a future Palestine government Michigan Governor May Intervene in Chrysler Walkout Detroit Kim Sig ler said Friday he may intervenl personally in the 2day strike of 75000 Chrysler employes The governor said he was con sidering action for 2 reasons 1 To mediate the dispute be tween the company and the CIO United Auto Workers 2 To decide squarely whether the state has a right to require a strike vote before a walkout is called Sigler said he wanted to give company and union leaders time to cool off before I inject myself into it The question of legality of the strike he added will be left to jell for a few days before a test case of Michigans new labor law is brought It is correct to wear gloves while eating and drinking at very formal teas Douglas McMannes former elected president recording secre tary and business agent of local 38 United Packinghouse Workers CIO was the first witness called to the stand Thursday by Armour and company in prosecuting its contempt of court citation against the union and 110 of its members McMannes last week advertised in the GlobeGazette that he was returning to work in the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant because of threats against him by mem bers and imported officials of the union McMannes testified that be took office as president Feb 1 and re signed 3 weeks later He was called as a witness to identify payroll deduction au thorization slips for union clues to show 99 of the defendants were members of the union The forenoon court session was consumed by legal jockeying by R F Clough attorney for Armour and E G Dunn attorney for the union and by reading into the record a number of court proceed ings in connection with the injunc tion which the strikers arc charged with violating Dunn questioned the authority of Clough and his cocouncil M L Mson and P J Thogcrsun gen eral manager of the Decker plant to start the court proceedings on behalf of Armour and company Judge Tom Boynton overruled his objection Dunn again objected when Clough moved to withdraw the charge against Arnold Luker The union attorney declared that the charge was being withdrawn be cause Luker had gone back to work on the promise by the man agement that the charge would be withdrawn The judge refused to withdraw the charge against Luker and de clared that the management has no right to use the processes of the court to coerce those charged Members of the union most of them defendants in the contempt crse filled the east half of the courtroom and the back half of the west side Management em ployes and witnesses filled the front part of the cast side of the spectators section Strike Plans Arranged by Phone Union Date for Walkout Is Left Open by Long Distance Operators Washington for a nationwide strike of long distance telephone operators were set up Thursday by the CIO American Telephone Workers Union but the date for a walkout was left open The union headed by John J Moran lias been engaged in a wage dispute with the American Telephone and Telegraph Com pany The union represent 23000 long distance workers in 42 states Union and A T and T represent atives came here Wednesday for conferences with conciliators of the Federal Mediation Services in an effort to reach an agreement Threatens Strike Moran said actions of the A T and T and failure to find some method of effecting a peaceful settlement leaves us with but one nationwide strike The union wants a 30 cents an hour wage boost a shorter work week and larger pensions It says workers now average an hour Moran and his bargaining com mittee planned to leave at once for Boston to confer with CIO President Philip Murray attend ing the Steel Workers convention Plans for cooperation of the en tire CIO including other tele phone unions in the newly form ed Telephone Workers Organiz ing committee will be discussed with Murray Moran told report ers Wants Fact Board Moran offered to submit the contract dispute to a board of in quiry or factfinding committee We pledge ourselves to abide by the recommendations of any such arbitrator or board Moran told a news conference after ef forts of the conciliation service to keep contract terms in operation broke down The contract expired May 8 The company said it would con tinue wages and working condi tions unchanged but not includ ing the contractual relations with the CIO union The conciliation service sought to have the whole contract re main undisturbed for an indefin ite period while negotiations for a new one continued William N Margolis assistant director of the Conciliation Ser vice said the company had reiecl ed the proposal The accepted Teeth Put Bite on Court Case Oklahoma City district court case here had teeth in it from soup to nuts It began with a bite ended with a banquet and upset almost everyone Harvey Johnson 28 was accused of biting Restauranteur J C Hiiiney on the face last January at Hinneys Drive In He was charged with can mean 7 years here But at the trial Wed nesday Johnson said it was someone doesnt bite A iury of 10 whites and 2 negroes debated until Judge Baker Melonc sent them to supper at the Biltmore Hotel The hostelry told the 2 negroes they would have to eat in the kitchen because of a house segregation rule in the coffee for a jury When the 2 spurned the kitchen the hotel finally served them all in a private room upstairs But this turned it into a banquet and the caterer wanted the bailiff to pay on the spot Back in court 3 hours later the jury chewed the rag some more They never did decide whether Johnsons tcetii were 7year molars or not The judge excused them Push Rescue Work of 2 Men Trapped in Flooded Mine Sliamokiu Ia UPI Rescue workers attempting to reach 3 men entombed in a flooded inde pendent mine reported they heard tappings on the mine wall about 150 feet below the surface Thurs day The rescue crew said the tap pings giving hope that at least one of the men was still alive was in response to their poundings on the wall They estimated they were about 50 feet away The 3 miners identified as Peter Gordon Edward Heck and Charles Bashore all of Shamokin were trapped kite Wednesday while drilling in the mine It was believed they came against a wall of an old working sending a rush of water into their operation The rescue workers Thomas Keating Frank Arrison and Kilo Klebasko said the tappings seemed to come from above their own position Slate Mine Inspec tor John Brophy directing the res cue attempts ordered the workers to drive ahead 50 feet and then branch out if necessary Several hours earlier spectators around the scene said they heard a muffled blast Other rescue workers were bail ing out the operation with a 100 gallon metal drum attached to an automobile The opening at the slope in which the men were trapped was too small Tor inser tion of an automatic pump One estimate is that the amount of salt in the worlds oceans is enough to cover the United States with a layer a milo mid a half deep Stassen Polls 77005 Votes in West Virginia Charleston W Va E Stassen the only major presi dential aspirant to enter the West Virginia state primary Tuesday polled 77005 votes with approxi mately n of the states precincts reporting returns showed Thurs day Convention delegates are not bound by the primary votes U S Sen W Chapman Rever comb republican and former Democratic Senator M M Neely piled up overwhelming leads for the senatorial nominations Students Flee Fire in School Waverly Clarksville Firemen Fight Blaze Waverly departments from Waverly and Clarksville made an emergency run Thursday afternoon to the Shell Rock Con solidated school 7 miles west of here Reports T h u r s d a y afternoon stated that ail children and teach ers evacuated the building safely The blaze was discovered by Maxine Dillon music teacher who had a class in the gymnasium and saw smoke The students got out in orderly manner The fire was still burning in the walls Thursday afternoon but ap parently was under control Truman Defies Congress to Get Loyalty Records Washington f President Truman Thursday defied congress to get confidential information from the white house or the cab inet He told a news conference that congress has no right to confiden tial records of members of his cabinet He said he would veto any leg islation requiring such records and that he did not believe the veto would be overridden The courts have helcl repeatedly he said that the president and his cabinet cannot be forced to di vulge confidential information Congressional committee work ers and officials in executive agen cies appear likely to be the only persons subject to jnil terms under a socalled secrets bill now pending North lowan Drowns at Clear Lake Clear first Clear Lake drowning of 1948 was that of Alvin Kocnen 21 Meservey who drowned Wednesday night while fishing in a party of 4 off Kasters Kove on the north shore near Ventura According to Dr R E Smiley county coroner the party was fishing about 1000 feet off shore in 7 feet of water with the boat anchored at both ends Others with Koenen were Byron Blewett 30 and Harvey Boelman 25 both of Meservey and Mabel Evans 22 512 N Federal Mason City a friend of Blewetts Blewett said he and Koenen ap parently leaned over on one side ot the boat at the same time Dr Smiley reported and the boat tipped with the shift in weight None of the 4 could swim Boelman clinging to the up set boat and Miss Evans and Blewett managed to grab his pant leg Harold Raster proprietor of the Kove was working on shore and mounted a motor on a boat when he heard nails Kastcr assisted by Ted Coe of Ventura managed to rescue the 2 men and Miss Evans Shortly afterwards they located Koenens body with an oar and lifted it so that it could be placed in the boat The body was taken to Bel moncl where Koenen had been working No inquest will be held Dr Smiley said The party reached shore at p m and artificial respiration was administered until Dr Smiley arrived to pronounce Koenen dead at Sheriff Cal Dwan and deputies also investigated the ac cident Verl E Holmes lake patrolman and Verne Petersen state boat inspector arrived at the scene to take charge of artificial respira tion work soon after Kocnans body was brought ashore Austin Minn Sending Food to Mason City Packinghouse Strikers Austin Minn citi zens will send food to striking CIO United Packinghouse workers in Mason City Iowa Frank Schultz president of the union lo cal at the Hormel Co plant here said Wednesday night Schultz said a citizens commit tee had been formed to collect food for strikers in Mason City and in Faribavilt Winona and Al bert Lea Minn He said the com mittee was not judging the issues of the meat dispute but felt it should not be settled by hunger MANHOLE manhole covers were popped into the ai day afternoon by an underground explosion in Dayton Ohio and one landed on top oC a parked car No one was injured New Violence in St Paul Meat Strike South St Paul Minn United Packinghouse union pick ets Thursday threw back officers who attempted to open their lines Arthur Giuere a policeman was knocked down About 17 officers and deputies led by Sheriff Norman Dieter and Police Captain Jim Farrell went to the picket line vith drawn guns They read a court order prohib iting mass picketing The pickets replied with their fists and the officers withdrew No shots were fired The officers had used a loud speaker system a few minutes ear lier to order pickets from the streets The attempt was made at the en trance of the Swift plant which was the scene of disorders Wednes day When the sheriff announced he would try to open the lines all storekeepers in the vicinity im mediately cleared the stores and locked the doors Pickets booed and jeered the of ficers as they retreated after fail ing to dent the lines Earlier 3 nonstriking workers were slugged in a renewal of dis orders Restriction Is Revealed by Hoffman Says EGA Will Ship Only Supplies That Can Be Safely Spared Washington United States will shut off economic aid o any European nation which supplies war machinery to Rus sia ERP Director Paul Hoffman said Thursday Hoffman said We will tell them they must stop it or we wont furnish aid The economic cooperation ministrator was before the senate appropriations committee to ask further funds for the European re covery program Senator Cordon ROre asked Hoffman what he intended to do to control the translation of our goods and money into war ma chinery for Russia Explains Ban If it is true said Hoffman we are furnishing aid and if a country is shipping such com modities to they have got to stop il or we wont furnish aid Hoffman gave the senators as surance too that EGA will ship abroad only those goods which can wisely and safely be spared7 Continued United States pros perity is paramount to the achieve ment of European he said Hoffman also made it clear he will insist that European nations take steps to strengthen fiscal policies British Aid Control In answer to questions from Senator Dworshak R Hoffman said he has in mind set ting up strong conditions for con trol of the ERP funds for England Dworshak said the British labor government had obtained little result from the S3750000000 emergency loan He wanted to know it socialism in Britain will be fostered or I believe our business is to bring about recovery Hoffman replied If a plan came to us ask ing for dollars to modernize the steel industry and the British government announced a nation alization plan for the industry we would decide what results the action would have on the indus try He said il would be his idea in such an event that an industry in transition from private to public ownership would not be a good financial risk 3 Day Tulip Festival Gets Underway at Pella Telia thronged Pella streets Thursday to buy Dutch bologna and pastries ap plaud bands and floats from n c i g h b o r i ng communities and open the 3day tulip festival Gov Robert D Blue will par ticipate in Fridays oldcountry streetscrubbing festival The tulips have been in bloom for a week Among the most beau tiful are those in the huge garden at the home for the aged The garden has more than 25000 tulips sent to Pella by the people of Hol land in return for gifts of food and clothing SAME 1G5 fUi traffic SteelworkersToss NonRed Oath to Executive Board Boston CIO steelwork crs voted Thursday to let theiv executive board decide on com pliance with the TaftHartley law alter President Philip Murray told them the major steel companies would not negotiate new contracts without compliance The 3200 delegates roared a voice vote that sounded unani mous to leave what Murray called this enormous determination to the unions executive board Murray told newsmen later that the unions executive board would meet in Boston Sunday on the matter He said he did not know wheth er the board would make its de cision before the deadline for fil ing noncommunist affidavits by union officers in a pending case involving Inland Steel Although the deadline for non communist affidavits in the In land Steel case had been set for Saturday steelworkers counsel Arthur Goldberg pointed out the NLRB docs not sit on Saturday so that the union would have un til probably Monday to act in the case Chicago Printers Union Head Says Publishers Final Offer Inadequate Chicago Pilch pres ident of the local printers union which has been on strike against Chicago newspapers for almost 6 months said Thursday that a final settlement offer by the publishers was entirely inade quate Pilch said however that the publishers contract proposal being sent to headquarters of AFL International Typographical union at Indianapolis and that any official acceptance or rejection would have to await a report from international officers   

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