Thursday, August 19, 1948

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press SuU Lease Wires Five Onts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 19 1948 This Paper Coruista ot Two One No 270 OFFERS TO CONSULT WITH LOMAKINS Dr Grant PennoyeT Roosevelt hospital physician assigned to Mrs Oksana Kosenkina who jumped from a window of the Russian consulate talks with reporters at the hospital Wednesday night after he had a telephone conversation with Soviet Consul General Yakov M Lomakin and offered to let him name a surgeon to consult with the hospital doctors Condition of Red Teacher Is Improved New York Improvement was reported Thursday in the condition of the Russian school teacher who a week ago leaped from the 3rd floor of the soviet consulate She had been reported sinking at Roosevelt hospital A bulletin issued Thursday said Mrs Oksana Stepanovna Ko genkinas condition shows im provement Her temperature is 101 Pulse is 110 which is strong Breathing more easily since being put under an oxygen tent She ate a good breakfast The hospital said that the pa tient had not been advised that the soviet consul general had been invited to send a surgeon for con sultation The invitation was is sued Wednesday by the hospital A spokesman for the hospital said Thursday that it was similar to the invitation that would be extended to the private physician of any private patient and wa3 for consultation purposes only Mrs Kosenkina 52 who suf fered multiple fractures and other injuries in her leap a week ago Thursday has been given several blood transfusions She was placed under the oxygen tent Wednesday Her physician Dr Grant Pen noyer telephoned to Soviet Con sul General Yakov M Lomakin Wednesday night and offered to have him name a surgeon for con sultation with Pennoyer and other hospital doctors Higher Meat Prices Seen Buyer Resistance Has Little Effect By UNITED PRESS A spokesman for the nations butchers said Thursday that re tail prices on meat will rise again in the next week to 10 days des pite the price strikes waged by housewives George Dressier executive sec retary of the National Association vof Retail Meat Dealers said the price boosts were inevitable in view of the alltime high prices set lor livestock at stockyards Wednesday There isnt any middleman who can absorb these new hikes he said The packers wholesalers and butchers have gone beyond the margin where they could take the price increases and stay in Business They will simply have to be passed on to the public Dressier said the retail price boosts would be general through out the country and would reach down to the corner butcher shops in about a week Garbo Back to Screen Aiter 7Year Absence Hollywood Greta Garbo is returning to the screen after a 7 year absence Producer Walter Wanger said she had signed a contract to star In a picture he will make in Eur ope next spring the principal scenes to be filmed in Paris and Rome MVfelU flftr traffic in put U Babe Ruth Laid to Rest During Drizzling Rain Valhalla N Y was laid to rest Thursday in a wooded highlands near the Hud son river during a drizzling rain A requiem mass at St Patricks cathedral on New Yorks 5th ave nue attended by 3500 friends of ficials and early arrivals pre ceded the burial Another 50000 stood outside in the rain to sec the start of the funeral proces sion There was a brief prayer at the graveside after the procession reached the Gates of Heaven cemetery here in suburban West chester county Then the mahog any casket shrouded with heavy green ferns and topped by a single spray of American beauty roses was laid in its last resting place Crowds lined the 30mile route to the cemetery from midtown Manhattan At the cathedral where the sol emn requiem mass was presided over by the archbishop of New York Francis Cardinal Spellman the seats were filled an hour and a half before the service The funeral procession was led by 3 cars of flowers sent even though the Ruth family asked that they be omitted Ten cars bearing the family and close friends fol lowed Then came the string of cars bearing the Babes fans The Babes body was borne to its grave by 8 funeral chapel at tendants Honorary pallbearers followed Then came Mrs Ruth on the arm of her daughter Mrs Richard Flanders Chinese to Attend Cornell College Singapore first Chin ese student ever to go abroad for study from the Malayan state of Trengganu will attend Cornell college Mt Vemon Iowa Pie is Tham Keng Hong 22 yearold son of a prominent tin miner Tham who expects to arrive in the U S in September aboard the SS Clyde L Seavoy will study medicine Tregganu most of which is cov ered by jungle is situated on the northwest coast of the Maylayan archipelago China Adopts Gold Standard Money System Nanking Thursday adopted a new gold standard cur rency and ordered all banks closed for the next 2 days to permit an orderly conversion Government Spokesman Hol lington Tong said the currency will be called gold yuan and that it will be backed by 100 per cent reserves The official announcement did not disclose rates for which the new currency will be exchanged for the old inflated paper money But official sources said the rates would be one gold yuan for 3 000000 Chinese dollars of the na tional currency now in use 4 gold yuans for each U S dollar and 2 gold yuans for each Chinese silver dollar On this basis it was estimated that the government must issue at least half a billion gold yuans to cover the 150 trillions in national currency outstanding SEARCH FOR VESSEL San Diego Cal guard and navy planes and 2 de stroyers were searching an area 39 miles south of San Diego in answer to an SOS call from an unidentified surface vessel The llth naval district reported no de tails were immediately available The province of Ontario Can ada has an area o more than 412000 square miles Warns UN on Palestine Count Says Jerusalem Situation Grows Worse Stockholm United Na tions Palestine mediator warned the Security Council Thursday that the situation in Jerusalem is gradually getting out of hand He said it is doubtful whether the Holy City can be demilitarized in the near future Count Folke Bernadotte asking Ihfc council for prompt action to halt the renewed ArabJewish strife declared in an interim re port that the Arabs have accepted in principle the plan to disarm regular and irregular troops in Jerusalem But the Jews who stated in itially they did not exclude de militarization have shown no readiness to accept it up till now Bernadotte added Under these conditions it would be necessary to have a strong and wellarmed international force to bring about demilitarization of the Holy City the report said De militarization of Jerusalem has been one of the mediators pri mary aims in his negotiations with Jews and Arabs His latest at tempt to bring about a cease fire failed to halt the fighting there Bernadottes report expressed fear these clashes might bring about new full scale warfare The United Nations mediator had asked Arabs and Jews to ac cept a new cease fire effective last Friday morring But the bitterest fighting since the 2nd Palestine truce which raced throughout last Friday night Work Resumes at Meat Plant Morrell Employes Say Yes to Question Ottumwa pro duction operations were resumed Thursday at the John Morrell Co packing plant which has been the scene of work stoppages the past several days The hog cattle and sheep kill gangs went to work and most other departments including the large canning and lard refining divisions also resumed operations At midmorning there had been no incidents leading to fresh work stoppages The virtual suspension of Morrell operations in recent days has resulted from CIO packinghouse union objections to new working rules posted by the company The company said these objections constituted sitdowns and slowdowns but the union denied this A company spokesman said that in contrast to their attitude earlier this week union members were reporting to the plant personnel office and replying yes to a question whether they would obey their supervisors Previously the union had assert ed that the companys insistence on the personnel procedure was in effect a lockout Stealing Money fold Business South Bend Ind Hoffman lost In cold cash He told police he put the money in a deep freeze locker at the com munity sales barn he operates while he went on vacation When he returned the money was gone Mob Stones Red Police in Berlin Patrolmen Pursue Black Marketeers Out of Their Sector Berlin angry German crowd just inside the Russian sec tor of Berlin stoned Thursday 2 carloads of soviet sector police who pursued black marketeers almost into the American and British sec tors First reports said one person was killed and another wounded The howling milling mob jeered the Russian zone police who backed slowly British sector police stood just inside the British boun dary as the GOO or more Germans hurled taunts of communists at the police The demonstration amounted to virtually a mass manifestation against communism The German police force of Berlin was split recently when the Russians refused to recognize the city government action in dis charging the Russiantrained po lice chief The crowd apparently was in furiated by a shooting a short time earlierThe Germans began pick ing up bits of rubble and hurled these at the open vehicles One rock hit a policemans shoukler another bounced off a radiator Drivers threw the trucks into re verse and backed slowly away Butchers CoOperate in Meat Price Strike Philadelphia butcher has joined the housewife in a fight to bring down the price of meat About 15 West Philadelphia shops have signs in their windows announcing their cooperation with a housewives 3day buyer strike starting Thursday The signs read This store will sell no meat on Thursday Friday and Saturday in support of a meat strike against high prices Cooperation of the butchers was obtained by more than 5000 house wives who canvassed the neigh borhood and circulated petitions Retroactive Hike Wanted Phone Workers Set Secret Strike Date Chicago of the CIO Communications Equipment Workers union said Thursday that they are fighting fnr a retroactive wage boost in their negotiations with Western Electric company Union President Ernest Weaver said the company has offered a pay raise on the industry pattern but was holding tight on its date of effectiveness The union has sought a wage hike of 31 cents an hour retro active to June 1 Weaver did not disclose the company offer The union has set a secret date for its 25000 members to strike against the firm which is the equipment and manufacturing di vision of the Bell System Weaver said the strike would be called if the company and union have not reached agreement when the secret date arrives He said the strike would tie up all tele phone communications because other workers would respect the unions picket lines TAKETRUCKLOAD OFBUTTER Montreal UR Thieves broke into the Champion Products stor age vaults Wednesday carried out S3500 worth of butter and escaped in a company truck Says Teacher Beyond Red Reach Alger Hiss Refuses Lie Detector Test Truman Asserts No Secrets Leaked Out During War Washington state department official Alger Hiss has refused for the time being to submit to a liedetector test in connection with the house spy in vestigation it was disclosed Thursday Hiss was accused by excom munist Whittaker Chambers of being a cell leader in a prewar communist underground formed among government officials here Hiss a highranking official who was instrumental in creating the United Nations called Cham bers charges complete fabrica tions Chambers has said that he is willing to take a He detector test Pliss refusal to submit to a lie detector test was revealed shortly after President Truman at his news conference asserted that 1 The congressional spy hear ings infringe on basic American rights 2 No U S secrets leaked out during the war 3 The administrations loyalty program has been entirely suc cessful in protecting the govern ment from infiltration by sub versives 4 The justice department is drafting new antispy legislation but is finding it difficult to write a bill that wont infringe on the bill of rights Labor Unions Smart Under NLRB Hiring Hall Ruling Homerriakers Prepare for Family Living Studies Ames homemakers are getting ready to open their fall and winter series of studies on better family living Louise Rosenfeld state leader of home economics extension work at Iowa State college said Thursday Miss Rosenfeld said the study clubs will begin in September and nearly every county in the state will have foods and nutrition studies this year She said more than 75000 took part in the studies last year Make Credit Restrictions Regulations Curtail Installment Plans Washington Federal Reserve Board put the finishing touches Thursday on new regula tions to curtail installment buying The credit controls will be is sued Thursday night and go into effect in 30 days They were pro vided under the republican anti inflation bill passed by the special session of congress President Truman who asked for sliffer antiinflation measures told a news conference Thursday he thought the credit restrictions should be put into will be as soon as possible The board is expected to require onethird down payments with a 15month limit on payment of the balance on most retail items cost ing more than Washington unions smarted Thursday under the first major crackdown on union behav ior by the national labor relations board The 5man board headed by Paul M Herzog ruled unanimous ly Wednesday night that hiring halls operated on the Great Lakes by the CIO National Maritime un ion are illegal under the Taft Hartley law In so doing the board created several legal precedents that ex tend far beyond the shipping in dustry The board found the union President Joseph Curran and 6 other officers guilty of 2 unfair labor practices against 4 tanker companies It ordered them to drop their demands for continuation of the hiring halls And especially it or dered them not to call a strike for that purpose as they did last May The decision has these effects in the muddled maritime industry 1 It greatly lessens the threat of a new strike on the Lakes in September The boards findings are expected to be fought all the way to the supreme court but the law permits NLRB attorneys to seek an immediate court injunc to enforce the order Meanwhile new negotia tions were set for Thursday in Cleveland 2 It foreshadows similar orders and similar injunctions in any other cases on the Pacific or At lantic coasts where maritime hir ing halls might be found to oper ate in the same manner as those in the Great Lakes case Wife of Senator Dies in Indiana Valparaiso Ind Amy Jenkins Wiley 65 wife of Senator Alexander Wiley RWis died in a hotel here Thursday of a heart attack Mrs Wiley traveling by auto mobile with her husband to their home in Chippewa Falls Wis be came ill Wednesday near Wooster Ohio but came here after treat ment ITU Assails Senator Taft Says He Has Undue Interest in Union Milwaukee Wis AFL International Typographical Unions 90th annual convention was on record Thursday as bitter ly assailing Senator Robert A Taft R Ohio for undue inter est in the unions affairs Delegates unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday charging that Taft put pressure on the na tional labor relations board at the request of Chicago publishers to seek a contempt action against the union The resolution quoted an article carried in New York on Aug 14 Taft was reported to have met with Chicago publishers and joined them in telling NLRB at torneys how to proceed in a case pending in a federal court The union called on President Truman to investigate and take action to prevent repetition of such unwarranted interference The resolution also urged Gov Thomas E Dewey republican pres idential candidate to disavow Tafts action Delegates also adopted a policy to admit varitypers into member ship in the union 110TH ARREST Ft Dodge UR Chester G Evans began a 3 day jail term for drunkenness Thursday Police rec ords showed it was his 110th ar rest on that charge since April 29 1934 ATOMIC PROJECT STRIKE MEETINGAbout 1500 construction and workers from the Los Alamos atomic project in New Mexico gather to plan a walkout They say one construction company at the project employs nonunion labor They have called the work stoppage a a strike State GOP Committee in Meeting Des Moines members of the republican state central committee except 2 had breakfast together Thursday and then launched into a discussion of plans for the presidential election cam paign Robert Klauer the partys state publicity director said the meet ing was expected to last most of the day Another feature of the day was to be a report by Whitney Gillil land of Glenwood state chairman on a meeting of midwest repub lican state chairmen in Chicago earlier this week Campaign plans also were discussed in that meet ing Meanwhile state headquarters announced the appointment of R B Rusty Laird of Sidney for mer state safety department com missioner as head of the partys speakers bureau It also was announced that a meeting will be held in each of the 8 congressional districts to further campaign plans The meetings will begin with one here Friday for the 5th district Says Italian Colonies Not U S Issue Washington UR President Truman in an indirect slap al Gov Thomas E Dewey saic Thursday the future of former Italian colonies is not an American political issue In response to a news confer ence question Mr Truman said the future administration of the Italian colonies in Africa is a matter to be considered by the United Nations and the Big 4 pow ers Dewey the GOP presidential candidate said on Tuesday that he favors giving Italy administra tive control of its former colonies under a United Nations trustee ship Mr Truman was asked Thurs day what he thought of that statement He replied that the matter can not be handled politically in the United States but is a question for consideration of the United Nations as well as Russia Britain France and the United States Mr Truman explained that un der the Italian peace treaty the issue of control of Italys former colonies is assigned to the Big 4 powers See Whether Writ Against Consul Valid Truman Indicates Other Russians Would Be Protected Washington state de partment ruled formally Thursday that Mrs Oksana S Kosenkina refugee Russian teacher is be yond control of the soviet govern ment so long as she remains in this country The ruling was given by Ernest A Gross Secretary Marshalls legal advisor in a letter to Justice Samuel Dickstein of the New York state supreme court Mrs Kosenkina leaped from the 3rd story of the soviet consulate in New York a week ago and is now in a critical condition in a hospital there Dickstein sought the state departments ruling at a conference here Wednesday with Gross Next Week Dickstein told reporters the de partments attitude would govern his decision probably next week on whether a writ of habeas corpus he issued against Soviet Consul General Jacob M Loma kin remains valid The writ directed Lomakin to produce Mrs Kosenkina for a hab eas corpus hearing last Thursday This was delayed but Dickstein told reporters he could never theless hold Lomakin in contempt for failure to obey the order The ruling by Gross came as top department officials polish up a note rejecting soviet accusation and demands in the Kosenkina case Best Estimate Michael McDermott department press officer told reporters his best estimate is that the note will probably be completed and delivered to the soviet ambassa dor by this evening McDermott added that he does not plan to release the text of the note Thursday night He said a reasonable time will be given the soviet embassy here to trans mit the document to Moscow President Truman indicated Thursday other soviet citizens will be given asylum in this coun try if they want to follow the example of the Russian school teachers in New York and seek refuge here No Progress at Harvester Wages Not an Issue in UAW Dispute Chicago of the CIO United Auto Workers and the International Harvester Company reported little or no progress Thursday in their efforts to end a strike by 24000 UAW members against the firm A company spokesman said that prospects of a quick settlement were extremely small as ne gotiators resumed sessions Thurs day with Commissioner Glen C Fleshman of the Federal Concili ation Service Wages were not an issue in the dispute The company and the union disagreed over grievance procedure apprenticeship anc arbitration procedure Representatives from each of the struck at Indian apolis and one each at Fprt Wayne Evansville Ind Memphis Tenn Springfield Ohio anc Melrose Park part in Thursdays conferences Warren Says Sectionalism Must End Springfield 111 Earl Warren of California GOP nomi nee for vice president told Illi nois republicans Thursday that America must put an end to dis unity that sets section against section or group against group The political philosophy of faith and freedom must prevail in our entire nation Warren de clared His speech was delivered at a republican day rally before thou sands who poured into the fair grounds grandstand to cheer for GOP victory in November He described his talks as nonpoliti cal Warren aides said he is with holding major political state ments until campaign speaking tours next month Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and rather cool Thursday night Increasing high cloudiness Friday Continued warm and rather windy Low Thursday night 62 High Friday lower 90s Iowa Fair Thursday night Little change in temperature Friday partly cloudy and continued warm with scattered thunder showers north and east portions Low Thursday night 63 to 68 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Widely scattered showers Friday and in northwest and extreme north portions Thursday night Warm er Thursday night turning cool er Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum 85 Mnimum 46 At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum 97 Minimum

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