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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LTV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 8 1948 This Paper Consists ot Two One UN Special Meet Ca on Palestine Truce Crisis AP Wirephoto FEMININE S Senator Francis JMyers DPa chats with the only 2 wom en members of the democratic subcommittee on resolutions at Thursday s session m the Hotel Bellevue Stratford Philadelphia They are left to right Mrs Florence M Lynch Iowa national committeewoman Senator Myers and Mrs Esther Murray of Los An geles to Act Against UMW w Order to Stop Coal Strike Being Sought BULLETIN Washington Judge T Alan Goldsborough Thursday set a hearing July 14 on whether to order the cap tive coal mine strike stopped Washington The national labor relations board said Thurs day it will seek a court order to stop the captive coal strike The announcement was made when Robert N Denham general counsel for the NLRB issued a complaint charging John L Lewis and his United Miaie Workers union with violating the Taft Hartley act Will Go to Court NLRB said its attorneys will go to court and ask the order Thurs day afternoon Denhams complaint was issued on the basis of charges by the steel industry that Lewis is demanding illegally a union shop clause in a new coal agreement Meet at p in David F Findling associate NLRB general council had an ap pointment at p m CST with Federal Judge T Alan Goldsbor ough to ask for a strikebanning court order Goldsboroiigh is the same judge who has issued 3 inj unctions against Lewis in the past and fined him and the United Mine Workers a total of for violating 2 of the orders Weather Report FORECAST Mason City iartly cloudy warm and hurrtd through Friday light 7i High Railroads Deny Charges of War Freight Rate Gouging Washington UR A industry spokesman Thursday as sailed as wholly untrue charges that the railroads gouged the government on wartime freight rates William T Faricy president of the Association of American Rail roads said that in no instance was the government charged more than commercial shippers and in most instances it was charged less Fraicy was replying to accusa tions aired Wednesday before a house executive expenditures ed ihndrTh north v Thursday night and ex northeast Friday Cooler north and west portions Friday Low Thursday night 7075 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Scattered thunder showers north and west portions Thursday night and early Friday Cooler northwest portion Thursday night and northwest and extreme north portions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 94 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Thursday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 53 subcommittee that is investigating the governments annual freight bill Chairman George H Bender R O said about a dozen rail road executives who served as army or navy officials during the war will be called before his sub committee next month to tell their side of the story Full Report I have no doubt that unreason able rates were charged Bender said I am going to ask the FBI for a full report 011 what action lias been taken to prosecute those responsible Bender emphasized that re sponsibility for accepting the un reasonable rates has not yet been pinned on any individual But he added were certainly going to prod for action in individua cases we uncover Forced to Deal The house investigators were told by James E Kilday specia assistant attorney general tha the railroad industry made u freight rates on a takeitor leaveit basis The government he said was forced to deal will 4 man board set up by th Association of American Rail roads iraicy peak for the asso d e n o u n c e d Kilday s MS an d i small coinrmt ihe iv1 1 t i pdit the litig o Ld jiviij ds and Vlecst Cutters Sign Contract AFL Hopes to Oust CIO in Meat Plants Chicago UR The Amalga nated Meat Cutters union AFL announced Thursday that it has signed a new contract with Swift and that it will seek to oust he rival CIO packinghouse work ers from many of the nations big meat plants Tiie contract with Swift was the 2nd signed by the union with a major packer within the last week Previously the union announced it had reached agreement with Ar mour and Co Neither new con tract provides for a wage increase out each provides that wages may be negotiated once during the com ing year Union officials said they be lieved it was good tactics to fore go a wage increase now to await further developments within in dustry Union spokesmen said petitions would be filed for bargaining elec tions in at least 18 plants where the rival CIO United Packing house workers now represents the employes The CIO union this spring waged and lost a bitter strike for a 29cent hourly raise The union finally was forced to ac cept the same 9cent raise thai the AFL got without a strike 16 Latvians Given Hopes for New Life Laurclton N J hopes for a new life in a free world that carried 16 Latvian refugees from the Soviets across the Atlantic ocean in an ancient 54foot fish ing boat Wednesday became a reality They went out from Ellis Island N Y to start their American ca reers under bonds placed with the U S immigration service by residents of this central Jersey pineland area who became inter ested in their plight through the untiring efforts of a Latvian American social worker Back in October 1947 the 10 along with 8 Esthonians landed at West Palm Beach Fla after a 2month ocean crossing in an open boat the Svca Three years before they had fled in hastily built rafts and river craft from Russianoccupied Lat via to Swedish shores Hundreds of fellow Latvian refugees per ished under Russian and German gunfire They remained in Sweden until last summer when newspapers carried soviet statements that Lat vians should be returned to Rus sia as escapees The Latvians pooled their resources bought the 50yearold Svea and in August started across the ocoan via Eng Land Block Forces Cut in Gas Use Unemployment Grows Among Industrial Workers in Berlin Berlin Russians eco nomic strangulation of western Berlin Thursday forced drastic Truman Aides Count Ike as Definitely Through in Race Philadelphia new cuts in the UPR of electricity and gas Unemployment grew among the 2000000 Germans in the block aded American British and French sectors of the city The western allies were working out emergency employment schemes to keep idle industrial workers off the streets An unemployment assistance plan giving workers between 50 and 60 per cent of their normal wages was introduced Col Coal Cut Frank L Howley the American commandant announced that the western powers had de cided to maintain the present food rations but to cut coal He said Unfavorable weather slowed the allied airlift Thursday morning By 10 a m only 19 American transport planes had arrived at Tcmpclhof airfield Trumans aides counted Gen Dwight D Eisenhower definitely and finally out of the democratic presidential race Thursday They did this a Truman spokes man told a reporter after receiv ing private assurances from 2 ciose personal friends of the general The word they took to the white house was that Eisenhower him self believes he left no loophole for a draft movement in his statement that he couldnt take any partys nomination Makes it tinal Democratic Chairman J How ard McGrath put the definite and final label on Eisenhowers draft renunciation at a news con ference here Wednesday adding I couldnt conceive that the democratic convention would ex ercise such poor judgment as not to take Gen Eisenhower at his word There was evidence however that some democrats were and some werent Still Would Accept James Roosevelt traveling to ward Philadelphia with the Burns Self to After Lovers Quarrel Detroit Dixon 42 soaked his auto with gasoline to make a funeral pyre for himself in front of his girl friends home after a front porch quarrel po lice said Wednesday Dixon died in the flaming cai and Emma Balog 35 suffered chest and hand burns when she tried to save him Detectives said Dixon formerly district manager for a grocery chain had an argument with Miss Balog on her porch then rushed to his car at the curb and poured gasoline over himself and the car He then got in the back seat and struck a match land and the Azores Radio Interference American flyers heard com Bear Kills Young Girl Carries Child From House Into Woods St Ignace Mich 3 y earold daughter of a forest ran ger was killed Wednesday by a large black bear which snatched her from the steps of her home and carried her of into the woods while her mother watched help lessly A hastily organized posse of T0 farmers and forest rangers found lie crushed body of the girl Carol Ann Pomeranky several hundred yards away in the dense under growth The bear which weighed about 200 pounds was trackid down and killed Thought Harmless plaints from 2 of their comrades of strange radio interference in the air corridor to Berlin There were unconfirmed re ports that Soviet Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky had gone to Mos cow for consultations presumably regarding an answer to the west ern allies protest over the Russian blockade weighty 52 vote California dele gation said at Salt Lake he thinks Eisenhower still would accept the nomination if the convention opening Monday demonstrates that the party is unitedly behind the general Mr Trumans aides said some Decorah Mayor Plans to Quit George Baker Says 14 Years Is Long Enough Decorah the end of the present municipal year Majror George A Baker will retire hav ing served 14 years Thats enough he said when interviewed about his reported British Quit International Wheat Group London Great Britain has 4 Injured in Auto Crash Near Osaqe Airs or of Arthur Pomeranky moth i he victim said she was saw th yard S l illf 1 uit ion1 in the kitchen when she quit the international wheat agree ment giving a death blow to the 36natibn pact intended to bring order into international wheat marketing The British announcement said the action was taken because th j United States failed to i ratify the agreement Prices IixccI Under ihe proposed pact world j piires would have been fixed ior herncome into the cabin Ol American Canadian e though litMe of i be Australian wheat e boars in the Marquoite lub t 11 ivah suggestions had been made that Roosevelt be named as the vice presidential candidate in a com promise move They added they had rejected this proposal Civil Rights Vote Wanted Negro Groups Ask AntiLynch Plank Philadelphia en dorsement of President Trumans civil rights program was demand ed at democratic platform hear ings Thursday More than a score of Negro or ganizations called for a plank em bodying Mr Trumans program including antilynch antipoll tax and fair employment FEPC legislation Congress Call One organization the National Negro Council asked the platform writers to endorse an immediate call of the 80th congress into spe cial session to enact civil rights legislation Ho fore Ilareup of the race issue retirement Although he had opposition in 4 of his 7 campaigns he has car ried every ward in the city in each election His administration has been marked by improvements that are estimated to cost 000 They include an additional city well and 900000 gallon reservoir as reserve fire protection new fire equipment extension of wa ter mains and sewers remodeling of sewage disposal plant munici pal swimimng pool police escort for all funerals repaving and widening of Water street instal lation of parking meters and the inauguration of the Dry Run flood control project now under way Session in Response to Israel Plea Arab Troops Already Launch Offensive on Jewish Stronghold Lake Success United Nations Security Council called an emergency session for p m EDT Thursday in response to Israels challenge for action on the Arab refusal to extend the truce in Palestine Dmitri Manuilski of the Soviet Ukraine council president for July summoned the 11 members into a special session following re ceipt at UN headquarters of a cable from Israeli Foreign Min ister Moshe Shertok Shertok said that Israeli had agreed to a 30day extension of the truce He added that UN Media tor Count Folke Bernadotte had informed him Thursday of a flat Arab refusal to prolong the truce Launch Attack Shertok said that Egyptian troops had launched an offensive in south Palestine at 8 p rn EDT Wednesday without wait ing for the formal end of the 4 week truce at 2 a m EDT Fri day Shertok then challenged the council with this comment Asks Decision Provisional government of Is rael is most interested to learn what Security Council will decide present emergency The Israeli communication also accepted Bernadpttes suggestion that demilitarization of the whole city of Jerusalem1 be discussed Shertok said Bernadotte had in formed him that the Arabs had agreed to discuss demilitarization of the old walled city the portion of Jerusalem they occupied when the cease fire began 11 rd Jtrttoni irtment 500 Attend Funeral of Teddy a Collie New York About 500 per sons attended a funeral in Querns Wednesday after hundreds had filed past the satincovered bier during 2 days Some wept A wreath of roses inscribed Bless My Beloved was placed on the basket There was a fu neral procession to the cemetery where roses were strewn on the ground Mrs Nora Gayle said I feel as if Id lost one of my children The deceased was Teddy 18 her settercollie who had played in the neighborhood all his life i Xray l City ui iored in coliisiiin ft miles in which other injured Tuesday Reserve Units Must Hold 35 Called Drills a Year Washington SecJ retary Forrestal has ruled that re serve units must hold 35 sched uled drills a year in order for their draftage members to be exempt from induction He told a news conference Thursday that he acted on recom mendations of the army navy and air departments when establishing the requirements Membership in a federally rec ognized national guard unit also exempts a man Exempts Men The ruling gives draft exemp tion to those men who by mid night of June 24 the day Presi dent Truman signed the draft bill were enlisted in reserve organiza tions having a minimum of 35 scheduled drills or training peri ods or days of active federal serv ice or any combination thereof per year The draft act provided for ex emption of men in reserve units but did not specify the qualifica tions of the units That was left to the secretary of defense Registration of men 18 through 25 for the draft has been tenta tively set for Aug 16 The date will not become official however until President Truman issues a proclamation formally designat ing it Draft to Start Actual drafting cannot begin be fore Sept days after Mr Truman signed the new draft law Forrestal was asked if current trends in Europe Yugoslavias quarrel with Moscow the anti communist vote in Finland and other caused any prospective scaledown in planned American military ex pansion The answer to that is no the secretary said in a tone of final ity IP Uilcy liOpl Thursday for in an automobile east ol Osage persons were Conofl received neck and spine injuries and a punctured lung Roger of New Haven was also in the hospital with a broken jaw leg and nose injuries and body lacerations Eugene Farus of Riceville is at Mitchell county Memorial hospital here with broken ribs and head injuries Dismissed from the Mitchell county Memorial hospi tal Wednesday was Richard Burke of Riceville with fractured ribs shoulder and scalp injuries The Bonoff car in which Wil liam Frein Osage was a pas senger has just emerged from a driveway and was headed west when it was struck in the rear by the car driven by Farus son of Mr and Mrs O J Farus of Rice ville also headed west Frein was uninjured Also in the Farus car was Wil liam Vandewalker of Riceville who was uninjured The 4 in the Riceville car were on their way to a national guard meeting at Mason City liicifeiii l 11 111 L i i e ing the virl Mrs Pomeranky lelepliooed her husband who was at n ranger sta tion 15 miles away lie organised a searching party and the childs mangled body was found 2 hours later ratification deailino 01 trii announcement said e Iiiied Kingdom Au Canada Hire India Mid ahlid hid acted Minimum Kxjiorl rill1 loDiDillH of the minimum toiii ex called er n saying the agreement without id reid recmeot a a suitable timr but added it is clear that any new agreement could not come into force before the beginning of the 104950 crop i i Hrii i Wolild i S pa which has rifted the democratic pirlv the congress of industrial i orniniiations called for adoption i it n Koosovolt platform and j denoumed the republican plat Iorns as one of deceit ExUiuI Nnv il Tmes P Cavy CIO secretary tivisuriT also asked for civil rights demanded repeal of the ct and extension of new deal social laws An oruanbal ion identifying it self as the civil rights congress demanded that the convention re fuse 1o seal delegates who are elected by poll tax vote or who are members or supporters of the Mercury Back in Altitudes Hits 96 at 2 For the 4th straight day Mason Citys thermometers zoomed up into the 90s The 2 p m reading at the KGLO transmitter Thurs deary Named Fish Biologist Chastain Goes From Eldora to Chariton DCS Moines UP The appoint ment of Robert ClearyAmes as fisheries biologist was announced Thursday by the state conservation commission Wednesdays high of 94 was re corded at 3 p m while the year top of 103 was reached Tues day The titudes early At 8 a m Thursday mercury headed for the al it 80 degrees as compared with Wednesdays 7f and Tues days 88 at the same hour Near normal temperatures are predicted by the weather fore casters for Friday The high in Iowa Wednesday was 101 at Sac City The night low was 04 at Davenport Ku Klux Klan Iowa U Youth Drowns in Lake Near Iowa City Iowa City 22 year old junior at the University of Iowa drowned Thursday in Lake Mac Bride north of here He was Oliver Bud Swab of Cedar Rapids a commerce stu dent Witnesses said Swab waded out Into the water waved to members of his party and then dived He did not come up Friends reported Swab was a pretty good swimmer Roof of Theater Caves In 10 Persons Injured St Louis least 10 persons were injured Thursday when the roof of the Senate the ater at 9th and Broadway caved in after the wall of an adjoining building collapsed t Cleary has conducted studies on the life history and management of walleyed pike in Clear Lake day was 9fJ the same as it was at under the supervision of the Iowa cooperative research unit during the past year He has been as signed to duty in the northeast section of the state The commission also announced the transfer of W R Chastain district supervisor of state parks in central Iowa and resident cus todian at Pine Lake state park Eldora to Chariton where he will be in charge of state parks for the southern third of the state Chastain has been with the conser vation department since March 1929 The commission said the Pine Lake state park will be super vised by D V Hicks who has been transferred from his position as conservation officer in the Up per Backbone area L J Schmidt will be in charge of both upper and lower Backbone Howard Coon has been trans ferred from the Lewis and Clark state park near Onawa the com mission said and will become cus todian at LaceyKeosauqua Al bert Rasmussen assistant custo dian at Stone park for the past 2 years has been assigned to the Lewis and Clark area Boy From Atlantic Dies When Auto Overturns DCS Moincs state highway patrol reported the death of a 16 year old Iowa boy in an accident early Thursday The vic tim was identified as Kenneth Johnson of Atlantic He was killed about 1 n m when the car in which he was riding overturned on highway 83 4 miles west of Mnrnc Just added to newproduct lists is a small electronic air purifier designed to kill germs and odors in a room in a few minutes Photo by Warren REPUBLICAN LEADERS AT CLEAR LAKE Governors Days are still some time 6 7 and hot weather makes Clear Lake the mecca for everybody in cluding those whose chief interest is politics Left to right in the picture above taken on a boat at the lake Wednesday are Whitney Gilliland Glemvood chairman of the state re publican central committee Charles R Fischer former insurance commissioner and campaign manager for William S Beardslcy republican nominee for governor C A Knutson Clear Lake campaign manager for Senator George A Wilson and Senator SAME BUek meant in 24 boon Rex Harrison to Be Questioned on Note in Landis Suicide Hollywood UR Handsome Rex Harrison had a date with the Los Angeles county coroner Thurs day to tell at an informal hearing what he knows about Carole Landis sudden suicide Widespread unconfirmed rum ors that the beautiful Miss Landis may have left Harrison a personal note circulated through the film colony and came to the attention of Coroner Ben Brown Assistant Coroner Victor Wal lace said his superior unquestion ably would ask Harrison if he found any notes other than that Miss Landis left to her mother renominated at the republican primary An American gallon oT milk weighs about 86 pounds the Canadian gallon about 103 I pounds STEALS WATCHDOG Detroit Arthur Chrzan 26 was under suspended sentence Thursday on a petty larceny charge He stole a watchdog   

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