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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION nrmrri VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 29 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 199 America Honors War Dead Americas war dead will be honored Sunday Memorial day services from Iwq Jima to Italy an S servicemen lie each grave will be decorated with i an g army wil1 sponsor special ceremonies at na eemetenes while veterans and patriotic organizations will con memorial services at local cemeteries ontv on cemetery President Truman will place a will i omb ot the unknown soldier Sunday The president of fiti accpmpanied by members of his cabinet high government uncials and an honor guard from the 3rd infantry regiment Wnii said services will be held at Foy Belgium Margraten rumana Solers France Castelfiorentino Italy and at various out the Pacific including Mount Surabachi on I wo Jima Wallace Thomas Denounce Communist Control Measure Washington presi dential A Wal lace and Norman day denounced the communist con trol bill as a declaration of war on American rights and an action to make martyrs out of com munists Wallace third party presidential candidate said his party would defy the communistcurbing bill if it became law He said it reeks with hypocrisy and destroys the basic guarantees of free speech and free assembly Blessing for Ileds Thomas perennial socialist party candidate said the MundtNixon bill actually would be a blessing to communists He said it would make them martyrs and is a dan gerously mistaken way of dealing with the party The senate judiciary committee heard the views of Wallace and Thomas The committee is consid ering the bill which would put tight new restrictions on the com munist party It would force the party to sever alleged ties with Russia and make it mandatory for the party and its members to reg ister with the justice department Although Thomas opposed the bill he delivered a slashing attack on communism With Wallace waiting to follow him the veteran socialist leader said Wallaces party K suongly influenced by communists although Wallace him self is not a communist Sees Underground Thomas said the measure would actually strengthen the communist party by driving it underground The bill also gives the attorney general too much power he main tained which might be misused by the wrong attorney general This too was Wallaces conten tion The former vice president said the bill makes the attorney general a dictator over every or ganization in the land Thomas said the house would have done better in the last 2 years if it had spent less time on the MundtNixon bill and more time on such measures as price control and social legislation to re move the causes which enable communism to flourish Liable to Fines Under the bill Wallace said he and his political followers would be liable to fines and jail sentences because they advocated peace talks between Russia and the United States Because we insist on seizing this opportunity for peace and stopping the drive to war he said the Mundt bill would em power the attorney general to proscribe our party and visit criminal penalties upon its mem bers in the event that it as it most certainly to register with him The anticommunist bill would force the communist party and its various front outfits to register with the justice department and file a list of officers William Z Foster head of the communist party in this country told the sen ate committee that the party would refuse to register Sees Organization Doom Wallace said it is obvious that no such organization could regis ter and continue to live For registration would brand organizations engaged in the peaceful advocacy of social change as members of a worldwide con spiracy to destroy American de mocracy he went on The alternatives are either si lence and dissolution or a peni tentiary sentence This is not the Americanism I learned in the pub lic schools of Iowa 50 years ago This bill would destroy my Amer ica and your America The bill is aimed not at com munism said Wallace but at de mocracy As it is written now he added its penalties can be visited upon every organization which espouses the cause of world peace and progress every organization which opposes the basic tenets of the bipartisan program AP Wircpholo BIDS FOR read ing about a Hempstcad N Y woman who advertised for a man with Mrs Dorothy McDonald of Seattle Wash Saturday offered to marry for a home and The divorcee has a boy 3 and a girl 2 I want a man I can be proud worthwhile she said She is 23 has bluegreen eyes and light brown hair is 5 feet Si inches tall and weighs 135 pounds Nab 2 More in Stoning of Houses Charles more Mason Cityans were released on bond here Saturday on 3 charges growing out of 2 stoning incidents in Floyd county on the night of May 15 This brings to 9 the num ber now held on bond The 2 for whom bonds were posted Saturday were Bernice Lewke 407 1st S W and Phillip Funk 1609 Delaware N E Warrants issued by Sheriff B F Atherton charged the group with kidnaping malicious injury to buildings and terrorizing the in habitants of a dwelling Sheriff Atherton said that all of those now under bond are mem bers of the CIOU P W A union which was on strike at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant The incidents in Floyd county involve the stoning of a home at Rockford where a 1G year old youth was forced into one oi 3 cars involved Atherton said and the stoning ot a home at Nora Springs presumably by mistake The Nora Springs home was that of an Oliver plant worker Strike Ends at Chrysler on 13 Cents Union Settlement Betters GM Raise by 2 Cent Margin Detroit The vanguard of 75000 Chrysler Corp workers be gan trickling back into the plants Saturday their 17day strike ended by a straight 13cent an hour wage increase With their return the 2nd major labor dispute in the automobile in dustry this year was written off the books Beats GM Raise Chryslers settlement with the CIO United Auto Workers an nounced Friday night bettered by 2 cents the raise given 225000 strikethreatening General Motors employes under a cost of living formula only 3 days earlier It provided less than half the unions original demand but more than twice Chryslers best previous offer It also extended the companys contract due to expire in 11 months until August 1950 Either Chrysler or theUAW can seek an adjustment of wage rates once any time after June 15 1949 Salaried employes some of them repre sented by the UAW were given an 8 per cent raise with a floor of S20 a month No Explanation There was no official explana tion as to why Chrysler settled for a flat sum rather than the widely heralded GM sliding scale How ever a union customarily holds out for a penny or two more than the pattern for its members on strike Chrysler would not say whether it plans to raise car prices to cover its higher labor costs The agreement left only the Ford Motor Co of the industrys big 3 yet to settle with the UAW in the 3rd postwar wage drive It apparently knocked a 2nd prop from under Fords counterdemand for a wage cut The auto union promptly hailed the settlement as a signal victory for all American workers in view of the determination of industry as a whole to fight against any wage increases at all or in some instances to fight for wage reduc tions while prices continue to rise Crack Opposition Norman Matthews UAW Chrys ler director said the strike had cracked the solid opposition of the auto steel and electrical in dustries to pay raises this year Despite the settlement only a handful of employes were called back to work Saturday to ready machines for production Chrysler said assembly line operations could not be resumed for more than a week Chrysler workers in 16 plants in Michigan Indiana and Califor nia loft their jobs May 12 in a de mand for a 30cent boost and sev eral nonwage benefits On the eve of the strike the union scaled down its demand to 17 cents Chryslers best previous offer was 6 cents and that was withdrawn after the union turned it down The wage demand at Ford also is 30 cents 5 more than was asked of General Motors Negotiations with Ford are slated to start with in 3 weeks Strikers Vote for Return lant to Rath Packing DOR Gets Revenge Jolict 111 years ago the city introduced a program providing antirabies vaccination for all dogs No one had been bitten since then Friday Frank Grein 71 the dogcatcher was bitten North Iowa Boy Crushed to Death Under Tombstone Esthervillc Threeyear Id James Millslagel was crushed to death by a tombstone Friday when he went with his parents to the cemetery to decorate graves for Memorial day The tragedy occurred at Ar lington Minn about 60 miles north of here Relatives said the child while playing in the graveyard appar ently brushed against an insecure stone and caused it to topple His parents are Mr and Mrs Eugene Millslagel of Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy Not much change in temperature Low Saturday night 4852 High Sunday 6672 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Intermittent light rain in southwest Satur day night and near Missouri border Sunday No important change in temperature Low Saturday night 4852 High Sunday 6872 Minnesota Fair north and mostly cloudy south portion Saturday night Slightly warmer north portion Sunday partly cloudy north and cast and cloudy with a few showers in extreme south west IN MASON CITY G5obeGaettc weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Saturday 54 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 32 Farmer Dies Wife Hurt in Auto Upset Hildman 68 well known farmer near Wesley was instantly killed and his wife in serious condition at an Algona hospital Saturday following an accident at p m Friday in which their car plunged off a high grade 2 miles west of Wesley Mrs Hildman suffered a frac tured left leg a fractured left clavicle a fractured right arm several broken ribs and a brain concussion Mr Hildman was driving east on the highway when he lost con trol of his car Besides his wife he leaves 4 sons 4 daughters 14 grandchil dren and 8 brothers and sisters Funeral arrangements were in complete Saturday Battle Rages on Blockade of Jerusalem Cairo troops began an attack Saturday in modern Jerusalem Jews short of water and food tried desperately to break a blockade of all 4 highways entering the city Legion guns pounded Jewish concentrations in New Jerusalem even as raging fires swept Ihe anc ient Jewish ghetto in the old city There Israeli remnants with food and ammunition gone surrendered Friday after a 5month siege topped off by an 11day pounding from the guns of King Abdullahs Arab legion Jews Under Siege Now the Jews in all Jerusalem are a throttling state of siege that can be ended only by the opening of supply routes to the Mediterra nean coast The battle for the defense of New Jerusalem and for the libera tion of the old city continues a Haganah Jewish army commun ique declared Thousands of Israelis and Arab were locked in a battle west of Jerusalem for the highway from Tel Aviv which could supply the holy citys 80000 Jews The Arabs threw armor artillery planes am all the manpower they could spare into the fight Tel Aviv reports said Fire in Holy City Jews fighting to break the Arab ring around Jerusalem could se smoke and flames belching fron the rubblestrewn old city Aral forces commanding the Zion gate led the last group of Jewish civil and children youn and old from the old city In the old citys police barracks 294 Jewish men of military ag were temporarily behind bars waiting for buses to take them to camp at Amman TransJordan Seriously wounded men under th surrender terms accepted Friday were to be delivered to Jewis lines in Jerusalem but the other of some 150 wounded may be kep prisoners Fires raged through the night in the Jewish quarter The Arabs blamed Jewish mines which they said exploded from time fuses aft er the surrender was concluded Some Arabs said the Jews kindled fires purposely before the evacua tion of the quarter which adjoined the south wall Resembles Stalingrad A dispatch from inside the old city said the ghetto looked like a chunk of blasted Stalingrad The stench of death was heavy Some Jewish bodies lay unburied and others had been covered hastily with thin layers of rubble To the west in the Latrun area the big battle which may be a decisive one grew hourly in in tensity Thousands of both sides were committed to the struggle for the lifeline road which links Tel Aviv with Jerusalem Egyptian planes were reported taking part in the light AP Wirephoto FIRE TAKES 6 battle flames as a smoke pall rises from a 3 story apartment in Chicago Saturday Several families were routed and 6 persons diedfrom the flames 31 Chicago persons were killed and another was injured critically Saturday in a fire that raced through an old 3story apartment building on Chicagos west side Shortly afterwards a 2nd fire roared through a similar building in the same neighborhood Seven persons were injured in the 2nd blaze Deputy Fire Commissioner An thony J Mullaney said there ap peared to be no connection be tween the 2 fires but that his of fice was making a routine in vestigation for signs of arson The 2 buildings were located within a mile of each other and the fires occurred within a period of almost 3 hours The first flared up so quickly that the 7 dead and injured were trapped in their beds The 2nd fire was discovered early enough for all but one of the injured to escape by leaping from windows or fleeing down the stairways Attendants at St Anthonys hospital said that Lyle Leslie Wilkens the injured man in the first blaze was not expected to survive Wilkens was found un conscious from suffocation on one of the upper floors of the build ing His wife and 4yearold son died in the fire along with Frank Duffek 70 owner of the building Karen Callahan about 45 a 6 or 7 year old girl and a boy about 11 years old Firm and Union Differ on Contract Begin Withdrawal of Iowa Guardsmen at Scene of Fatal Riot Waterloo of the CIO united packinghouse workers union have voted to return to work at the Rath packing plant scene of rioting May 19 after a union picket was killed Company and union officials differed sharply however on the contract under which the workers are returning Lee Simon union public rela tions officer said union members voted to return under the old con tract agreement with the company amended only on the wage issue Old Contract Canceled A D Donnell company secre tary said the company had can celed the old contract May 3 on account of union strike violations We offered them an interim contract under which they could return while a new agreement was being negotiated They are return ing cither under the interim con tract or no contract at all Simon said the vote to return came at a membership meeting Friday night attended by about 3000 of the plants 5000 employes He said the union begin a court case tc force the company to honor the old contract which was to have expired Aug II The union advised Donnell by telegram that provisions of the old Wilson Strike in Cedar Rapids Only owa Meat Walkout Cedar Rapids CIO members at the Wilson and com pany plant in Cedar Rapids were he only Iowa packinghouse vorkers still on strike as the walk out continued through its 75th day aturday Picketing was peaceful as the plant continued to operate The company has released no figures in the number of workers who lave returned to work or on the ize of the kill since the plant re opened Swedish Envoy to Resign Stockholm Eriks son Swedish ambassador to the United States will resign for rea sons of health when he returns to Sweden in July reliable sources reported Saturday His successor was expected to be Gunnar Haeg glof a member of the Swedish delegation at Lake Success SAME Bteck flax In put M 2 Killed 2 Hurt in Auto Accident Carlisle Two persons were killed and two others criti ally injured Saturday morning in a headon automobile collision on highway 60 one and onehalf miles northwest of here The dead Mrs Cora Killen 55 of Car lisle an employe of Mercy hos pital in DCS Moines John Hinrichs 52 of Carlisle an employe of the Iowa Packing Co The injured Merle Hartz 40 of Pleasant villc owner of an electric shop taken to Veterans hospital in De Moines where his condition described as critical Beatrice Forbes about 30 o Corydon a school teacher a Pleasantville who was taken t Broadlawns General hospita where her condition also was des cribed as critical Seek Indictment1 of Murder Against Boy in Slaying of Girl Chicapo attorneys officials will ask the grand jury icxt Tuesday for a murder indict ment against Roy Adams husky babyfaced 14yearold boy in the suffocationslaying of Nanc Schuler his 8 year old neighbor and playmate States Attorney William J Tu ohy announced the plans late Fri day after the youth altered his original story and told him he was sexually motivated in slaying the tiny blond girl in his bedroom Thursday Adams who was seized early Friday morning after an all nigh police search at first insisted to police he smothered Nancy to death with pillows solely bccaus they had quarreled over comi books SUI Man lo Kansas Iowa City E Dennis instructor in journalism and political science at the Unl versity of Iowa will take over position June 7 as associate pro lessor of journalism at Kansa State college Manhattan Kans Marshall Sees West Powers VVinning Cold War With Russ By JOHN M 1HGHTOWER AP Foreign Writer Washington western Dowers are winning the cold war Russia but the end is not t in sight That appeared Saturday as the main theme of Secretary of State Marshalls newest report on American foreign policy Marshalls views were expressed Triday night before the General Tederation of Womens clubs at Portland Ore It was his first full ength address since the Russian peace offensive opener almost 3 weeks ago The secretary dealt at length with that development But he stressed that peace prospects de pend mainly on a continued west ern policy of firmness with the Soviet policy which he said may be threatened from 2 sides 1 The strong and impatient de sire of people everywhere for a return to normal conditions may lead the west into a soviet false peace trap baited with propa ganda 2 Americans may engage in some thoughtless or spasmodic action which could damage the confidence of other easy enough at the re liability of the United States as a world leader Marshall bluntly called the so viet peace moves a cynical prop aganda campaign to offset a sin cere effort on our part to estab lish a basis for profitable negotia tions and agreements leading to a stabilization of the world situa tion Sees Excellent Progress But he said he thought Ameri can progress toward that end since the first of the year has been excellent and history making He called for continued support of this nations firm policy toward Russia saying that only such a firm and determined course can save the situation for the democracies Two developments bear out Marshalls report of excellent progress The enactment of the European recovery program and the gradual growth of European relationships into what might be come a true western European union Marshalls speech was charac terized particularly by a defense of his handling of the Russian peace campaign The secretary said the desires of people for peaceful conditions produce strong resentment of any statement or lack of action that appears contrary to the ful fillment of that desire But he said such emotions must not lead us into ill advised and trustful actions which hazard the future of this country Travel Lure Dims Vow to Free Puppy St Paul Minn small boys admitted Saturday that the lure of travel made them lose sight of their original goal of earning 75 cents to get their pup py out of the city animal shelter The adventures of Billy La Doucer 10 and William Ray mond 11 began Wednesday when their dog Boots was impounded as a stray The boys lacked the necessary sixbits to free Boots Well go out and earn the money they told the pound at tendant Well be back this aft ernoon But they didnt come back Somewhere along the route of a 100mile trip they forgot about poor Boots they admitted Satur Special Parade for Badly Burned David 9 day Wednesday night the boys Wcstbrook Maine David Gagnon 9 cant go to the Memorial day parade but parade units are going to go to David is resting at home be tween hospital treatments for burns that necessiated more than 100 operations in the last 25 months From a window of his parents River street home he recently heard distant music of the Cath olic Action Crusaders drum and bugle corps practicing for the Monday march He asked Drum Major Victory J Ledoux if the musicians could march by my house on the way to the parade so I can see them Ledoux thought he could ar range more The next night the uniformed Crusaders marched by the little boys window reviewing stand and brought smiles to his face with their martial music Its been a nightly performance since ingood weather The municipal parade marshal heard of David and his wish He lined up company D 103rd infan try combat team of the national guard a platoon of police and his aides Theyll rill mfirch by Davids house an hour before the parades scheduled start and there may be more organizations signed up be fore the holiday As an added touch Mayor Ern est O Porell contributed a large American flag which the Crusaders will present to the youngster they call the best soldier in West brook The little boy who loves a pa rade sleeps under a tent rigged on his bed to prevent the bed clothes from touching his body burned from waist to feet when showed up briefly 50 miles east of here at the home of Billys aunt Mrs Dorothy Thorn at River Falls Wis She told them to return to St Paul but they were missing all day Friday Meanwhile their parents and police sought frantically for the boys City officials broadcast an announcement that they would waive the 75cent pound lee if only the boys would return The boys finally were found Friday in St Paul park south of here They said they were headed home because we afraid our folks might be worried about us contract are still binding and any violations will be processed im said Donnell said the interim con tract reinstated about 65 of the 70 paragraphs of old agreement Changes he said included a new management clause a new seniority clause and a few other changes which made it possible for the company to carry on its business The interim agreement provided a 9cent an hour wage increase he said Withdraw Guardsmen Some units of the Iowa national guard on duty at the Rath Pack ing plant since the fatal riot of May 19 are scheduled to start home Saturday Guard headquarters at Des Moines said demobilization of the entire Waterloo guard force of approximately 1000 men is on schedule The process will ex tend over several days and the time will depend upon transpor tation facilities and other factors Col Ralph Lancaster assistant adjutant general said men who had been on duty the longest would be the first to be relieved Colonel Lancaster said a re duced garrison would be on hand through the operations at the Rath plant Tuesday Remove Picket Lines Union picket lines were re moved from the plant at a m CST Saturday Pew of the union members were to return to work Saturday Simon said but a majority would go back Mon day A T Stephens district director of the CIOUPWA said the mem bership action was the best pos sible in view of proposals made by the company The companys pro posals were such as could not be accepted by any union worthy of the name We intend to enforce the old contract The riot which led lo calling out the national guard came after a day of mounting tension in which the company obtained 2 in junctions against the union It was touched off when Wil liam Farrell 40 a union picket was shot as a group of pickets were attempting to keep a non striking worker Fred Lee Roberts from entering the plant Roberts shot and killed Farrell and a woman picket Margaret Draheim was wounded by the same bullet Roberts is being held on a mur der charge States Attorney Gen eral Robert Larson said he plans to present evidence to the grand jury that persons from outside the state were involved in the viot In 1900 American women wore the lad stamped out a fire in an average of halt a dozen April 1946 starched petticoats Farm Boy 2 Drowns in Water Tank While Retrieving Toy Plane Maplcton 2yearold farm boy drowned In a water tank at his farm home Friday ap parently after trying to retrieve his toy airplane from the tank The child Royce Jones young est of six children of Mr and Mrs Robert Jones was found in the tank on the familys farm north east of Ute Floating on the water wan the airplane Dr P G Ing ham of Mapclton said the boy had been in the water about half an hour when he was found   

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