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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS imiij VOL LIV Press United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 28 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 250 Plan to Talk With Molotov Envoys From West to Make Moscow Trip Washington western powers hope to learn soon whether Russia really wants to negotiate an acceptable settlement of out standing German issues This is understood to be the main purpose behind the idea of having the American British and French envoys in Moscow call on Foreign Minister ably next a direct discussion of the Berlin crisis Face to Face What they find out from Molo tov will go a long way toward de termining whether there is any prospect for an early meeting of the Big 4 foreign ministers council Such a session would bring Mo lotov face to face with Secretary of State Marshall Foreign Minis ter Bevin and French Foreign Minister Schuman for the 1st time since the stalemated London meet ing of last December Be Held A council meeting might offer some prospect of a workable east west compromise on Germany There is speculation among diplo mats here that the session might be held in Berlin prior to the United Nations assembly meeting in Paris in late September However responsible inform ants stress that if as important No meeting is likely they say unless it can produce something better than the violent charges and denunciations which charact erized the previous Moscow and London big4 talks on Germany Goal May Be Settlement on All of Europe London Whitehall gov ernment official said Wednesday Britain France and the United tares will offer to begin talks with Russia on a general Euro pean settlement as a whole The Whitehall informant said he western power idea would be o broaden the projected 4 power discussion of all Germany to em brace all outstanding European differences between east and west Earlier an official British ource had said the 6 power Lon don agreement to set up a western erman state would be frozen if new 4 power talks on all Germany vere arranged The question of uch talks may be decided in Mos cow within a few days The Whitehall informant would not say precisely what general luropean problems the western overnments might have in mind le indicated however that one ssue would be the conclusion of a peace treaty with Austria An other source of eastwest friction has been the Greek civil war The western approach to Russia apparently has been decided upon n the 3 power talks which took place here during the past 48 lours Bombardier for Peace Faces Trial New Haven Conn phen J Supina the peace advo cate who bombed United Nations headquarters was turned over Wednesday to Nassau county N Y authorities for trial on a charge of malicious mischief In ordering the exarmy flyer extradited Judge Domenic W Ce lotto of the New Haven city court said that he had read the re markable war record of this man and expressed the hope that it would be taken into consideration by the New York courts Judge Celottos order came after the flyers lawyer T Emmet Clarie told the court that a psy chiatrist had found the 36 year old Supina mentally competent to understand legal proceedings Supina flying a rented plane exploded a one pound stick of dynamite over U N headquarters last Thursday He explained that he did so to direct attention to the need for lasting peace Find Ton of Butter Taken Last Month Peotone 111 agents Wednesday identified a ton of butter found strewn on a high way near here as part of a 27000 pound truckload stolen near Mad ison Wis last month Authorities were searching for a red stake truck which was seen by a farmer early Tuesday near the spot where the butter was found in broken 64 pound cartons The farmer Bernard Dubert said he saw the truck parked of the road without lights As he ap proached it it started toward him and he was forced to dodge to avoid being struck Federal agents said the butter was part of a shipment originally sent from the LeRoy Minn creamery to a Chicago firm Near Madison the truckwas halted and its cargo stolen 800 Die in German Factory Explosion Army Firm on Segregation Says Presidential Order Not Specific Washington army jtood firm Wednesday behind its established policy of segregation of Nerrpes and white troops into separate units Armf general staff officers said no nonsegregation action is necessary now to put into effect a presidential order against racial and other discrimination The president did not specifically for AP Wlrephoto FREIGHT CARS of the 47 cars of a Burlington merchandise train lie scattered along the right of way after the train was derailed Tuesday about 8 miles east of Burlington No one was reported injured Gov Blue Appoints Mason Cityans to Draft Board Housing Bill Referred to Committees GOP Leaders State They Will Try to Outlaw Poll Taxes Washington repub licans decided Wednesday to have committees study President Tru mans requests for housing and antiinflation legislation and to make an effort to outlaw the poll tax Chairman Millikin RColo of the republican conference an nounced the decision after an al most 3hour closed session of the republican senators Filibuster Seen Southern democrats have prom ised to filibuster against it a move that possibly would block in definitely other action by the sen 829 Crashes Into Sea Near Aden on Trip Around Globe segregation Army Secretary Kenneth C issued a crisp no com ment But Gen Omar N Brad ey army chief of staff was more communicative at a Fort Kuox Ky army conference The army he said is not out o make any social reforms The army will put men of different races in different companies It will change that policy when the nation as a whole changes it President Truman issued an ex ecutive order Monday calling for equality of treatment and oppor tunity for all persons in the armed services regardless of race color religion or national origin Weather Report Mason FORECAST City Partly cloudy and warm with thundershowers Wednesday night Clearing and cooler Thursday Low Wednes day night 5560 High Thursday 7880 low a Scattered thunderstorms Wednesday night Thursday scattered thunderstorms east and clearing west portion Cooler west and central portion Thurs day Low Wednesday night 65 northeast to 70 southwest Minnesota Showers scattered and heavy thunderstorms Warmer and windy Wednesday night Thursday clearing cooler and windy except cloudy with a few showers extreme north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 8i Minimum 52 At 8 a m Wednesday 74 YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 59 Three Mason Cityans were ommended by Gov Robert D Blue Wednesday to serve as members of the Cerro Gordo county draft board in the setup of the machin ery under which the peacetime draft law will function in Iowa The local men named are George D Dunn and Hines Mount attor neys and George Marolf insur ance adjuster The governor selected Brig Gen Charles H Grahl to head the states selective service setup just as he did in World war II There will be one board in each county except Polk where there will be 2 Equal to Official Appointment The governors recommendation of draft board members is equal to official appointment The formal appointments however will be made by President Truman Of the 100 Iowa boards 79 will have 3 members each 11 will have 4 members 9 will have 5 members and one will have 6 members General Grahl who will con tinue his Iowa national guard ac tivities as adjutant general of Iowa said Col Ralph A Lancaster of Des Moines assistant adjutant general would be deputy director of the draft for Iowa The general also announced 3 other state draft headquarters ap pointments as follows Col O P Bennett Mapleton legal adviser and classification chief Lt Col Ronald C Kehm Des Moines pro curement officer Bernard Krull West Des Moines civilian chief of quotas and calls State draft headquarters will be located at building 70 at Fort Des Moines Served on War n Boards General Grahl reported about 50 percent of new board members served on World war II boards and that another 30 per cent are World war II Seek Cause of Mine Blast 13 Miners Killed 4 Injured in Explosion Princeton Ind UR Federal state and company investigators Wednesday groped through Kings Mine largest shaft in Indiana seeking the cause of an explosion that killed 13 coal miners and in jured 4 others The blast apparently took place in the mines East Run a sec tion that was sealed off last Sat urday because the coal vein was exhausted The mine had reopened Tuesday after being closed for re ate Millikin said the republicans pairs Rips Seal also agreed that the appropriate committees will consider the spe cific points in Mr Trumans mes sage to congress Tuesday Emergency Character They agreed to act he said on anything of an emergency char acter and of national importance One other qualification Millikin added is the legislation considered must be capable of being proper ly processed within the time per mitted to an emergency session Aden American B29 one of 3 making a circuit of the globe crashed into the sea Tues day night after taking off from this port on the south coast of Arabia One as Sgt Sigyer R Gustafson of Norwood picked up by a local fisherman who brought him to shore He now is in the RAF hos pital and reported resting com fortably Col J C Selser commandant of DavisMonthan Field in Tuc son Ariz the ships home field said 2 of the planes had 18 men aboard and the other had 17 He said he had not yet rtgeived any report on the crash from over seas The other 2 planes returned to Aden The crash occurred about a mile off shore The RAF and Navy patroled the beach throughout the night and early Wednesday morn ing but found no bodies The 3 big planes left the en force base at Tucson Arizona 6 days ago on what the air force called a routine long distance Jews Say Convoy Attacked by Arabs Tel Aviv Israel Israeli government spokesman said Wednesday a Jewish supply con voy enroute to outposts in the southern Negeb desert was heav ily attacked by Egyptian forces Tuesday night Israeli forces replied with at tacks on Egyptian communica tions near the village of Falujab the spokesman said United Nations observers are enroute to the fighting area to in vestigate training flight It aroundtheworld B29s was the first attempt for Investigators said the explosion ripped through the seal just as the 175 day shift workers were leav ing the pit Most were unaware that there had been a disaster un til they reached the surface It was the 2nd major explosion at the mine within a year Passing Section The men killed and injured ap parently were justpassing the sealedoff section The explosion caught them like the blast from a cannon barrel It seared them with flame and blew them against the wall of the tunnel they were walking through Eleven of the dead were killed instantly Two others died after being taken to a hospital Americans Give More Than Million to March of Dimes Drive New York American peoule contributed to the 1948 March of Dimes Basil OConnor president of the Na tional Foundation for Infantile Paralysis announced Wednesday Fifty per cent of the sum went to national headquarters of the organization for research and ed ucation projects and polio emer gency epidemic aid The remain der was retained by national foundation chapters to pay for services to polio victims aided in each chapter area Although alf board members serve without pay the boards will be allowed office rent and money for a clerical assistant Notices will be sent boards soon advising when to hold organiza tion meetings at which a chair man and secretary will be named 5 Pickets Injured in More Clashes at Uniyis Factory Dayton Ohio were injured Wednesday none seriously in a renewal of clashes between police and the picket line at the strike bound Univis Lens Co plant The disorders climaxing a 3 day back to work movement at the plant were described as the most violent yet Newsmen said they saw police clubs to force a path through the picket line for 340 nonstriking employes in the back to work movement Kaplan Injured Among the pickets injured was Lou Kaplan international organ izer of the CIO United Electrical Workers Kaplans head was cov ered with blood as he was led to waiting patrol wagon Kaplan and 4 other pickets were taken to the Miami Valley hos pital Three pickets were taken directly to police station where they were held without charge Kaplans condition was reported as not serious The other pickets taken to the hospital also received head injuries Police declared Wednesdays clash had broken the picket line resistance to the back to work movement Do Not Give Up Union leaders however de clared the pickets had not given up Since Monday 19 pickets all members of the UEW CIO and its local 768 have been arrested as police details of unprecedented force have opened lanes into the plant Some 150 policemen were on the scene Wednesday CIO leaders from other locals joined leaders of local 768 in de nouncing the police action The peacetime draft which sub jects men of 19 through 25 to in duction requires registration of all men 18 through 25 Registra tion will be conducted by local boards Aug 30 to Sept 17 with dates for different classes for registration yet to be set Draft board members recom mended for nearby North Iowa counties include H Robeson and Cecil T Mau Charles City Hoyle Ginther Rockford Cramer Parkers burg Charles Yost Bristow C H Wild Allison Chickasaw W E Pierce Nashua Albert Wachholz and L H Shillinglaw both New Hamp ton J Morris Wesl Union Milo J Schneider Fay ette Irvin Ecker Oelwein G Showalter Carl L Herren Walter E Miller all Hampton D Daniels Gar neh O E Johnson Kanawha Guy McGinnis Britt F W Deardorf Hubbard Ben Jaspers Steamboa Rock R A Scott Eldora W T S Rath Ackley Howard O H Henry and Cyril McAllister Cresco J D Bouska Protivin A Carman and Harm Shortenhaus Buffalo Center K Storre Kensett Alfred E Swenrud Northwood Glaus Randall Manly E Cole Eagle Grove L R Stark Clarion Larry Murray Belmond Taylor Calls for Draft Act Repeal Washington bill calling for repeal of the peacetime draft act was introduced irtthe senate Wednesday by Senator Taylor of idaho Taylor progressive party run ning mate of Henry A Wallace made no comrnpnt on introriucinc the repealer Communist Gives Report to Wrong Authorities Seoul Korean police re ported gravely Wednesday the story of the wrongway commun ist An official in the communist South Korea labor party entered a police station 30 miles northeast of Seoul and began giving aston ished officers a full report on com munist activities They promptly arrested him on a spying charge The officers said he must have thought he had crossed the border into sovietoccupied North Korea and must have believed he was giving his report to communist governed North Korean police Demo Wants Adjournment by Saturday Washington Olin D Johnston DS Car intro duced a resolution Wednesday calling on congress to adjourn next Saturday until Dec 31 Such a resolution must be approved by the senate and house A similar resolution was introduced in the house Tuesday by Rep Frederick C Smith It was re ferred to the house rules commit tee Johnston said he would seek to call up his resolution in the sen ate Thursday or Friday He said he is proposing the legislators re turn home at the end of the week because Nothing good can come out of this session of congress Johnston is among southern con gressmen who have been at odds with President Truman over his civil rights program He included in his resolution a provision to empower the 4 top republican leaders of congress to recall the legislators before Dec 31 Such a clause was in the June 20 adjournment resolution Berlin Has Money Riots Germans Obtain Soviet Currency Berlin Disorders broke out in the Russian sector of block aded Berlin Wednesday when thousands of Germans jammed streets before banks in an effort to exchange their money for new Russiansponsored currency Newspapers in western Berlin said the Russians and their com munistcontrolled economic com mission are trying to cheat the people out of their money The exchange Forben Plant Blast Injures Some 2000 Appears as Greatest Disaster in Europe Since End of War Mannheim Germany Police said between 500 and 800 persons were killed and possibly 2000 injured Wednesday in an explosion and fire which wrecked the I G Farben chemical plant at Ludwigshafen The disaster in the French zone city appeared to be the greatest in Europe since the war Police in Mannheim an Ameri can zone city across the Rhine from Ludwigshafen said about 1400 injured already have been taken to hospitals The plant employed from 6000 to 7000 chemical workers and comprised several buildings sprawled over a wide area Shatters Buildlne The explosion shattered a 6 story building shooting a fountain of fire and smoke 2 miles into the deadline for the even is Wednesday night Admit Chaos The Russians through their Jap Teachers in Walkout Protest Order Against Strikes Tokyo thousand fac ulty members and employes of the stateoperated Kyushu uni versity at Fukuoka began a 24 hour walkout Wednesday in open challenge of an order by Gen Douglas MacArthur virtually for bidding such activity The walkout followed by a few hours an announcement from James S Killen chief of Mac Arthurs labor section that he in tended to resign because he could not agree with the occupations new labor policy for Japan A committee of the federation of professors and employes unions at Kyushu university held Mac Arthurs order had no legal power to bind the actions of the unions The committee referred to a letter MacArthur wrote Premier Hitoshi Ashida last week in which the supreme commander strongly suggested that strikes by public employes be banned The newspapers admitted chaos ex isted but blamed the noncom munJst city government for not providing enough exchange places American military government finance officials said this is un true and the Russians are trying to make the city government a scapegoat for their own mistake Mayor Louise Schroeder defied an order from the Russian com mandant to fire her new anti communist deputy police chief Jo hannes Stumm The 3 western commandants had advised her the Russians had no authority to or der unilaterally the discharge of Stumm He replaced the Russian trained Paul Markgraf whom the elected government fired earlier this week Advise Rejection The western commanders also advised Mayor Schroeder to re ject another soviet move aimed at destroying the city government and placing all Berlin under com munist control They told her the Russians have no authority to in stall Paul Letsch as deputy head of the city food department one of the major jobs in the city The Russians allowed 3 days for Germans to exchange their old marks for new counterstamped Russian zone currency Disorders erupted at several places among the crowds clamoring to get the new money When police could not handle the milling throngs firemen turned water on the people air Flames enveloped the building A cloud of smoke a halfrnile square obscured the scene For a time firemen were unable even to get close The injured poured across the river into Mannheim They crowd ed the hospitals here and in towns surrounding Ludwigshafen Work men from parts of the plant dis tant from the explosion said the heat and wreckage made it im possible to rescue those trapped Rescue Rushed al parts of western Ger rescue and police squads many were rushed to Ludwigshafen The cause of the explosion was not known Even rescuers were killed Two died when 2 vehicles rushing to the scene collided A comparable disaster occurred in Texas City Texas in April of last year when an estimated 650 persons were killed and 3000 in jured when a French ship loaded with nitrates up in the har bor Last August more than 135 persons were killed in the ex plosion of a Spanish arsenal 3 miles from the center of Cadiz 1842000 employes one fourth labor organized comprise government more than of Japans union The governments central labor relations board held an emergency meeting and decided to suspend mediation for disputes involving government workers The action was taken after board members conferred with allied officials FINED IN SPANKING Duhuque Justice of the Peace Thomas Barrett fined Roy Light and costs Tuesday aft er he was accused of spanking 7 year old Samuel Sweet Light told the court the boy threw rocks at him The justice suspended of the fine Notional Troops Seize Initiative in Fight for Shansi Province Feiping government has seized the initiative from the communists in the battle around Taiyun capital of Shansi province press dispatches said Wednesday The communists who once threatened to topple the walled city were reported driven back both south and west of Taiyun There was no claim however that the siege had been broken Thirteen Chinese were executed in Taiyun as communist spies Press accounts said 8 of them had come into the city as refugees air PLANES LEAVE CYPRUS Frankfurt U S force announced Wednesday that planes which had been standing by at Cyprus for Palestine evac uation duty had been recalled to their bases in Germany since the new truce made the evacuation unnecessary Republicans Quote Barkley on Congressional Session AP WJrephoto MINE workers remove one of the bodies from Kings Princeton Ind mine where 13 died and 4 were injured in an explosion Tuesday SAME miftiw M traffic 4catk la 24 By UNITED PRESS Sen Alben W Barkley demo cratic vice presidential nominee was pushed unwillingly into the campaign spotlight Wednesday by his republican colleagues on cap itol hill They quoted the Kentuckian prove their point that President Trumans special session call was a big mistake GOP leaders in the house and senate burrowed through their congressional records and came up with a statement purportedly made by Barkley a month ago be fore he was selected as Mr Tru mans running mate Political Bickering I think they quoted Barkley if we sit here until after the republican convention or if we sit here between the conventions or after the 2 conventions the en tire time of the congress will be taken up with political bickering and political legislation and polit ical oratory and I do not want that to be brought about Barkley who has taken no part in the campaign since his nomina program was could be car tion 2 weeks ago did not comment immediately on the GOP leaders statement He said Tuesday how ever that he thought the presi dents legislative reasonable and ried put if congress would take it seriously and go to work on it Tu Support GOP Claim The republican leadership cited Barkleys comment in support of its claim that serious legislative problems cannot be satisfactorily handled in the midst of a political campaign In their statement of policy the leaders also described the presi dents special session call as a political maneuver in the cam paign for his own reelection Two signers of the Sen Robert A Taft and House Leader Charles A on the radio Wednesday night to answer the presidents message In their tals they are ex pected to emphasize that the spe cial session was politicallyin spired   

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