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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV and United PTCH Full Wires a MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25 1948 Thli Paper of Two No 275 NLRBAsks ITU Injunction Would Restrain No Contract Policy Indianapolis govern ment Wednesday asked federal court to hold the International Typographical Union AFL and 4 of its top officers in contempt for disregarding and disobeying a court injunction The request was made by repre sentatives of Robert N Denham general counsel for the national labor relations board before Fed eral Judge Luther M Swygert The NLRB also asked that the union be directed to stop assisting the Chicago and Hammond Ind newspaper strikes by ITU locals Last March Swygert issued an injunction directing the printers to obey the TaftHartley act in dealing with more than 800 news Hpapers throughout the country Denhams petition held that in the past few months the ITU has paid no attention to that injunction Winthrop A Johns who headed Denhams representatives asked that the union and its 4 top offi cers be held in civil contempt of court Predicts Win for Gillette Senator Hatch Sees Control of Senate Washington Hatch DN Mex Wednesday added Iowa to the list of democratic pos sibilities in this years election of senators Hatch who is acting as chair man of the national democratic speakers bureau told a reporter he is optimistic over his partys chances of capturing control of the senate Republicans now rule the cham ber by a margin of 51 to 45 If the democrats can gain 4 addition seats they can take over the leadership Hatch said reports indicate that democrats have an excellent chance of defeating republican in cumbents in West Virginia and Wyoming and a good chance of winning a seat in Kentucky And this may surprise you he said I think former Senator Guy Gillette of Iowa has an excellent chance of coming back to the sen ate Gillette a democrat is contest ing for the seat held by Senator George A Wilson republican GlobeGazette Photo ON THE Floyd Carver left and Patrol man Earle Shoeman not shown were on the scene when this convertible rolled over 3 times on highway 106 6 miles west of Mason City Tuesday night They had an ambulance ordered before the car came to a stop Shown at right is Deputy Sheriff Jerry Allen who also investigated the mis hap in which one was injured 2 Youths Unhurt 1 Gets Chest Injuries as Cor Rolls Over 3 Times West of Town Two youths narrowly injury and another suffered chest injuries when the convertible they were driving rolled over 3 times on highway 106 6 miles west of Mason City Tuesday about p m Injured was James Petenakis 20 426 14th N W who was reported in good condition at Mercy hos pital Wednesday Delbert McKee 20 the driver whose parents Mr and Mrs James B McKee live at 204 W State was thrown from the car and landed under it when it came to a stop McKee and an other passenger Robert Sales 19 Rockwell had only minor cuts Sales was also thrown from the auto Two patrolmen pursuing the car said it was traveling better than 70 miles an hour when it came up on some slow traffic and McKee apparently lost control McKee posted bond in police court Wednesday for reckless driving and hearing was set for Thursday at 9 a m Seeing what was going to take place the patrolmen radioed for an ambulance ancfchad their call through before tne mishap car came to a stop The top of the auto which be longed to McKees brother was down and this probably helped avoid more serious injury the in vestigators said Oldest Catholic Bishop in United States Dies La Crosse Wis Most Rev Alexander James McGavick 85 oldest Roman Catholic bishop in the United States died early Wednesday Bishop McGavick was the sen ior bishop in the nation both in age and years in office He was to have observed the 50th anniver sary of his elevation to the Epis copacy Oct 17 at the National Catholic Rural Life Conference BREAKS NECK Ollie E Haines 48 a farmer near here died of a broken neck Tuesday in a swim ming accident in the Skunk river He is believed to have hit bot tom after diving from a tree limb Marshall Soys U S Will Consulate in Russia Washington of State Marshall said Wednesday the United States will accept Rus sias order for closing the Amer lean consulate in Vladivostok Marshall told a news conference the soviet action announced Tues day night as a climax to a dispute dver runaway Russian school teachers is regrettable but not a very serious matter The American consulate in the Pacific port was so circumscribed in his activities that he was able to accomplish very little Marshall said Cancel Agreement Moscow also cancelled a 1947 agreement to permit reopening of a former American consulate in Leningrad Marshall told reporters that no progress had been made toward opening the consulate there Along with this action the so vlets ordered the closing down of the soviet consulates in New York and San Francisco That Mnove speeded up a steady recall soviet citizens from this coun Carefully choosing his words Marshall noted that the Russians still have the Amtorg trading or ganization with in New York for conduct of business affairs in this country He also said consular sections presumably will continue to be maintained in the Russian embassy in Washing ton Question Open The Secretary left open the question of the next step by the United States in the dispute with Russia over the 3 school teachers who refused to return to their homeland He said the Soviet note delivered Tuesday night is still being translated Moscow enclosed in response to a stale department request photo static copies of letters written by one of the teachers Mrs Oksana Kasenkina Marshall said the script was difficult to read and that he was told Charles E Boh len state department counselor and Russian expert has not been able thus far to decipher it Asked whether the letter will be made public he said the deci sion will not be made until he had a chance to read them Ruth Group to Fight Cancer Foundation to Help Diseased Children New York Some of the funds of the Babe Ruth Founda tion will be used to care for child ren with disease that killed the onetime home run king This was announced jointly Tuesday by the American Cancel Society and the Foundation Under the plan the Foundation primarily to provide recreational facilities for children use part of the money do nated to it to finance improved techniques and facilities for treat ment of cancer among children In hospitals equipped to treat children for cancer Babe Ruth Foundation Beds will be provid ed The cancer return will help the Foundation raise funds 15MonthOd Boy Killed When Hit by Car in Driveway Leon Dean Adair 15 months was killed in a driveway accident Tuesday evening The child was playing in the Adair drive when his father un aware that Brian was nearby backed over the boy while leaving the driveway The child was dead on arrival at the hospital 7YearOld Girl Dies in Auto Crash Council Bluffs Bou cher 7 daughter of Mr and Mrs A J Boucher of Hamburg Iowa died in a hospital here Tuesday afternoon of injuries suffered in an auto accident The girl suffered fatal injuries Tuesday morning when the car in which she was riding with her mother went out of control on highway 34 east of Glenwood ca reened into a ditch and over turned Mrs Boucher is hospitalized here She was reported suffering from shocR Boucher is manager of the Telephone company at Hamburg SAME Black Mar traffic death in pMt 24 boors QUAKE HITS ARGENTINE Buenos Aires A violent earthquake shook the mountain ous region of northwestern Ar gentina early Wednesday but re ports indicated darmige was only slight One death was reported Ji Takes Blast Furnace Lease Kaiser to Washington forWAA Hearings Washington The Kaiser Frazer corporation said Wednes day it has exercised its option to lease a governmentowned blast furnace at Cleveland Ohio for 20 years with the privilege of pur chasing the plant for Henry J Kaiser announced the action as he arrived in Washing ton for a joint investigation by 2 congressional committees of the negotiations by which his com pany acquired the plant Award of the property to Kai serFrazer by the war assets ad ministration has stirred a storm of protests Among those protest ing have been Republic Steel Corp which has been operating the plant since it was built dur ing the war and Preston Tucker Chicngi wtomobile manufactur er who bid unsuccessfully for the property Under terms of the agreement with the WAA KaiserFrazer is to take over the plant Sept 1 from Republic KF was given a period of interim operation with privilege of buying the plant as is where is for It also was given the option of tak ing a long term lease with the privilege of buying later at 200000 12 Dead in Milwaukee Polio Scourge Milwaukee health of ficials warned parents Wednes day to keep children at home to protect them from Milwaukees most deadly outbreak of infantile paralysis Fourteen deaths already have been reported 2 more than the previous record of 12 fatalities in 1945 Dr E R Krumbiegel city health commissioner told parents that children under 12 should be al lowed to play only in their own yards He said the highest inci dence was among younger chil dren Children stili were being ad mitted to theaters and public places Krumbiegel said his office has no authority to impose an of ficial quarantine Living Costs Up to New Record High Red Teacher Says Jump Was Escape Declares She Did Not Make Leap to Kill Herself New York Oksana Kasenkina said Wednesday she jumped from a 3rd floor window of the Russian consulate because she wanted to escape She said in an interview from her bed in Roosevelt hospital I jumped to escape not to kill my self The 42yearold Russian school teacher added she did not want to go back to Russia Told What to Say She said that Soviet Ambassa dor Alexander Panyushkin and Consul General Jacob M Loma kin both told me what to say to reporters at a press conference held in the Russian consulate on the day she was taken there from the farm They told her she said that through my message I would be come a heroine In answer to the question of what was in the letter she sent to Lomakin from Reed farm she said she told the entire story of her life in Russia She said she also told Lomakin the story of her son and husband Husband Killed She said her husband was killed in Leningrad on Jan 12 1942 Mrs Kasenkinas answer as paraphrased by an interpreter said the Russians considered her a true teacher even though her hus band was destroyed She said they believed her knowledge as a teacher would be useful to the soviet union 3rd Victim of Car Crash Dies DCS Moines C An drews Jr 22 of Corning died in an Omaha Clarkson hospital the 3rd victim of an automobile col lision near Emerson the state safety department reported Wed nesday Ivan Sobbing 26 and his f ather Joseph 46 both of Emerson died soon after the accident last Fri day Andrews died Monday the safety department reported The departments report showed Andrews was driving one car and Ivan Sobbing was driving the other Leader of Union Dies in England Manchester Engr Stevenson 69 of Cincinnati Ohio president of the Moulders and Foundry Workers Union of Amer ica and a leader in the American Federation of Labor died unex pectedly in his hotel room here Tuesday Stevenson recently attended trade union conferences in Scan dinavia rii n Photo UMMMMMM Phyllis Cagley 13 Nashua is almost drooling but clamps her lips tightly shut as she reaches for her cornucopia of cotton candy The picture was snapped at the Big Four fair at Nashua on opening day Tuesday which also was childrens day Its a scene which takes place daily as the fair season moves across North Iowa The North Iowa fair at Mason City is Sept 3 to 7 Thermometers in Mason City Read Not Much The mercury didnt even the 100 mark Wednesday It was 97 degrees at p m It was still hot however even though not so hot as Tuesday when Mason Citys 100 degrees was tops for the state a record concerning which the Chamber of Commerce was NOT putting out bulletins And the weatherman reported that the heat wave will let xp gradually It will still be well above 90 degrees Thursday he said but a low pressure area bringing thundershowers and cooler tem peratures is moving in from the west and can be expected to reach Iowa by Friday If it arrives on schedule it will force out the hot air mass which has been hanging over the state for more than a week No Rain For the 2nd day the weather bu reau reported no rain anywhere in Iowa during the 24 hour period ending at 8 a m The scattered showers forecast for Saturday were not expected to be sufficient for crop needs The blanket of hot air stretched all the way from the Rocky moun tains to the Atlantic states The forecast for western Montana was for light snow Thursday In Wisconsin crop and weather experts said all sections of the state need rainfall Late corn was deteriorating in dry sections of the state Fight Fire Forest fires which covered 3000 acres in Jackson county Wis were being brought under control More than 100 forest rangers rail road crewmen and volunteers fought the big blaze for 34 hours At Merrill Wis the thermom eter registered 100 degrees Tues day but it was NOT hot enough to fry an egg Radio men from station WLIN tried it by cracking eggs on the sidewalk The best they could do was singe the eggs around the edges AFL Group Formed to Back Truman Chicago American Federation of Labor decided Wed nesday not to support a presiden tial candidate but an independent group was formed within the big labor organization to support President Truman The independent group was or ganized at a meeting attended by heads of 40 AFL unions George Harrison president of the Broth erhood of Railway Clerks was chosen to head the group Harrison said he would contact heads of the rest of the AFLs 105 unions in an attempt to get them to join the Truman movement AFL President William Green announced that the AFL in of ficially refraining from supporting a presidential candidate was ad hering to tradition The only pres idential candidates the AFL has supported formally was Robert A LaFollPtte the progressive in 1924 Johnson Democrats Choose Candidate Iowa City G Raim Solon farmer was nominated Mon by Johnson county dem ocrats as the party candidate for state representative State Rep Frank J Krall Iowa City the primary election nominee died this month Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday and Thursday with little change in temperature Low Wednes day night 68 to 72 High Thurs day 90 to 95 with little change in temperature through Thursday Low Wednesday night 68 to 72 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night Cooler near Lake Superior Partly cloudy widely scattered thundershowers southwest por tion Thursday and overspread ing remainder of state Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statisti for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 100 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Wednesday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum MRS JOSEPHINE BAKKE 4H Girls Leader Dies at Iowa State Ames UR Mrs Josephine Bakke who built Iowas 4H girls club organization died in the Iowa State college hospital Tuesday She started the Iowa 4H girls program in 1920 and before her retirement as director in 1936 ap proximately 15000 girls were par ticipating in it The health contests she started in Iowa in 1921 were adopted by other states The bestgroomed 4H girl project which she startec in 1930 became a national project She organized the 1st homefurn ishing club in the nation in Ma haska county in 1920 She was the wife of Dr A L Bakke of the college botany de partment Battleship Iowa to Be Retired San Francisco navy will retire the 45000ton battle ship Iowa from active service with the Pacific fleet Sept 1 in order to concentrate on an anti submarine training program The navy said that retiremen of the Iowa will make it possible to reactivate a carrier and 8 de stroyers Limited funds and man power prevent the navy from op erating both the Iowa and the 9 ships The USS Missouri will be the only battleship remaining in th active fleet Bucking Bronc Injures 21 Persons at Rodeo Pueblo Colo persons were injured 3 seriously Tuesday night when a bucking horse threw its rider and crashec into the bleacher section at a Colo rado state fair rodeo performance The untamed bronc namec Bear Cat leaped over a fenc and charged down an aisle of pan ic stricken spectators after tossin its rider The injured ranged in age from 4 years to 76 NO HEAT TROUBLES Bigr PIney Wyo Th thermometer at the Big Pine weather station dropped to 25 de grees early Wednesday morning The high Tuesday was only 71 Food Price in 2Fold Increase Index Stands 97 Higher Than During Same Time Last Year Washington Your living osts have skyrocketed to a new ecord high the government said Wednesday This means an automatic 3 entsan hour pay hike for some 265000 General Motors employes But for them and other wage earners the price picture painted by 2 federal agencies means that 1 It took in June to buy he same food items that cost backin 193539 2 For a family of 3 that amounted to yearly mar ket basket ouuay as compared to the rate in January and the World war I peak of in June 1920 3 The price chart of all the things that make up the daily budget hit a new top of 1737 on July 15 This is the consumers price index figured by the bur eau of labor statistics on a 1935 39 base of 100 It now stands 97 per cent higher than a year ago 303 per cent above June 1946 when most OPA controls were abandoned and 762 higher than prewar August 1939 Average Rise Here is the way the BLS char ted the average price rise be tween June 15 and July 14 for moderateincome families in large cities Goods and 12 per cent It rose 15 per cent between May 15 and June Retail food 13 per cent This marks a 123 per cent rise over a year ago 489 per cent above June 1946 and 1319 per cent above August 1939 Fuel electricity and 17 per cent due chiefly to the recent coal contracts 01 per cent after declining in the MayJune period House 06 per cent 03 per cent as ne gotiated increases under the new rent law continued to be made Miscellaneous goods and services 22 per cent Fruits Drop The BLS reported that the main increases in retail foods were for meats poultry fish dairy products and eggs Fresh fruits and vegetables dropped but less than the normal seasonal decline At the same time the agriculture department reported that the farmers share of that mar ket basket total was 51 per cent or The rest went to the pro cessor transformer wholesaler and retailer for m a r k e t i n g charges This compares with the farmers 50 per cent take in May That was the lowest in nearly 5 years but in 193539 the farmers share averaged only 40 per cent Meat was the biggest single item in the family food budget The June outlay for 3 persons aver aged about of the year ly rate In May it was and before the war only FLIES TO HOLLAND London S Ambassador Lewis Douglas flew to Amsterdam Wednesday to confer with John Foster Dulles republican foreign policy adviser on the general European situation Ford Car Becomes Issue in Congressional Spy Hearing Washington battered old Ford car and what was done with it became a central issue Wednes day when Alger Hiss and Whit taker Chambers faced each other ift the congressional spy hearings The 2 snd accuser brougnt together before the house unAmerican activities committee and warned that one or the other will be tried for lying under oath Then Hiss was questioned for hours about a 1929 Ford he once owned It was clear the committee expected by tracing the Ford it could pin down at least partially the matter of who was lying Let Him Use Car Hiss 43yearold former state department official said he knew Chambers in 1934 or 1935 as George Crosley a free lance writ er and gave or anyhow let him the car But Hiss insisted he could not recall ever getting the car back and selling it but wouldnt be surprised if that had happened After Hiss and committee mem bers sparred at length over the car Committee Investigator Rob ert E Stripling produced what he said was a record of testimony Chambers gave on August 7 Produces Title This was to the effect that Hiss wanted the car turned over lo the communist party for use of some organizer Stripling produced also what he said was a copy of a certificate of title showing that Alger Hiss as signed title to a Ford roadster to the Cherner Motor company of Washington on July 23 1936 This was about a year after Hist said he had given the car to Cham bers or Crosley or at least the of it T   

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