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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Copy Prcn and United Full Wiro HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST Z6 1948 Stalin Agrees to Western Demand on Money Control A j i A i v oflP PU3RNAfCE HEARINGPrincipals in a of the lease of a government owned blast furnace at Cleveland Ohio pose together J to right Jess Larson war assets administrator Henry C Coke Plant Hearing Hot Kaiser Republic Steel in Dispute Washington status of the disputed Clevrlind blast furnace was virtually un changed Thursday after 2 congres sional committees wound up heated 14hour hearing The KaiserFrazer corporation still holds the contract to buy the plant from the war assets admin istration for if Attor ney General Clark approves the agreement But during the joint sessions Wednesday the lawmakers heard scorching verbal exchanges mainly between Henry J Kaiser and Charles M White president of the Republic Steel corporation which is due to give up control of the plant Aug 31 White retorted that his firm got a stinking deal when WAA Chief Jess Larson agreed to ac cept the KF bid on the big pig iron producing plant A wave of protests from Repub lic and scores of small midwest and eastern foundries brought the whole transaction before the sen ate small business committee and a house expenditures subcommit tee in an allday hearing which ended shortly before midnight Wednesday Church Must Fight Apathy Bishop Says Amsterdam The Netherlands British churchman told the World Council of Churches Thurs day it must combat a growing whatthehell attitude to bring order to human society Doctor John William Charles Wand Bishop of London told newsmen he advised his fellow church leaders in closed sessions here that our actual difficulty is the apathy people show today which accounts for much of the world disorder The British people for instance have become escapists seeking re lease from the monotony of an austerityridden life Doctor Wand said He added he had no quarrel with escapism if it is not carried too far but its this whatthe helt attitude that we have to over come if we are going to do any thing about the disorder of soci ety Doctor John Alexander Mackay president of the Princeton Theo logical seminary also reported on a closed discussion group said the church cannot be the true church if it becomes selfcenter ed and fails to meet human needs He added that one of the greatest faults of the Christian church is Its failure to become united Mother Dies of Polio After Son Is Born Morganton N Car 34 yearold mother who gave birth to a son in an iron lung died early Thursday of bulbar poliomyelitis Mrs Lucy Bell Smith died about 16 hours after a 6ipound son was born under a local anaesthetic Physicians performed a caeserean section as Mrs Smith lay in an inoperative iron lung As soon as the normal child was born doc tors snapped on the bellows mo tors and shut the doors as the iron lung resumed pumping Mrs Smith was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night suffering from pneumonia It was discov ered then that a virulent type of infantile paralysis had also set in A1 cithera an ancient musical Instrument resembling the lute From the cithera have come the modern zither and guitar London lomatic sources said Thursday Prime Minister Stalin has agreed in principle to western demands for a share in supervision of Rus sian currency in Berlin This the informants said indi cates Stalin has recognized the right of the United States Britain and France to remain in Berlin as occupying powers Diplomatic souces have reported that financial experts of the 4 powers are expected to meet in Berlin on the money question major stumbling block to settle ment in eastwest differences This was said to have developed from the latest meeting of western en voys in Moscow with Stalin An American military govern ment spokesman in Berlin said the AMG has no information of any agreement for a meeting of the 4 military governors themselves on the issue Berlin now has 2 Russian sponsored marks and the Deutsche mark of the western sec tors There have been reports that the sovietsponsored mark might be acceptable to the western pow ers in Berlin under certain condi as western participa tion in supervision over its distri bution The London diplomatic sources say the western envoys will meet Foreign Minister V M and possibly Stalin in the Kremlin soon to lay down terms for a new currency arrange ment to be worked out later by the military governors Bombers impounded by Customs Officials Fort Lauderdale Fla A20 attack bombers camou flaged for desert fighting and al egedly bound for Israeli forces in Palestine were impounded here Thursday by U S customs offi cials Chester A Emerick supervising customs official said the planes were ferried here from Tulsa Okla and had been detained since Friday for lack of export icense He said no arrests were made although the owner of the planes was known to this department The owner had exported 3 B17 bombers to Palestine via the Azores and Czechoslovakia last June he said Slav Romanian Tension Rises Tito Lashes Out at Countrys Officials Prague broke into open diplomatic hostilities with Romania Thursday with a heated note accusing Romanian of ficials of advocating the overthrow of the Tito regime Press dispatches said the Yugo slav note was handed to the Ro manian ambassador in Belgrade The note was the latest flareup in the mounting cold war between Marshal Tito and the cominform It was delivered against a back ground of recent reports that many high Yugoslav army officers have fled to Romania to set up an emigre government dedicated to Titos destruction It demanded that the Romanian governmentput an end to attempts to evoke resistance against Tito by Yugoslavia which it said es sentially disturbs relations be tween the people of both coun tries It was expected that other Yugoslav notes would be handed to Czechoslovakia Poland and Hungary all of which have been carrying out a rising press cam paign against Tito Police Seek Robbers Who Tied 2 Victims Parkersburg offi cers Thursday were seeking 3 men who reportedly tied up a pair of Parkersburg men and escaped with about in cash Police said August Stine an el derly truck farmer and Mel Vic tor who lives at the Stine home asserted the trio Tuesday night tied them with strips of torn bed Police Get Letters by Red Teacher Turned Over by State Department to New York Force Washington state de partmentsaid Thursday it is turn ing over to New York police 2 let ters which Moscow says were written by Mrs Oksana S Kasen kina refugee Russian school teach er She is reported to have written 2 letters before leaping from the soviet consulatein New York 2 weeks ago The1 state department asked the soviet embassy for copies The embassy delivered pur ported photographic copies Tues day night along with Russias bristling announcing that soviet consulates in New York and San Francisco were being shut down Michael J McDermott state de partment press officer told report ers their authenticity has not been confirmed Presumably New York police will ask Mrs Kasenkina now a hospital patient whether she actually wrote them but Mc Dermott declined to say so The letters will be turned over to the police McDermott said be cause they have been investigating the cases of the Russian teachers who did not want to return home Asked whether the communica tions bore out Mrs Kasenkinas story that she did not want to re turn to Russia and leaped from the consulate for this reason Mc Dermott said them he had not read From her hospital bed in New York Mrs Kasenkina told report ers Wednesday one letter was written to Soviet Consul General Jacob M Lomakin nearly a month ago when she was at the Reed farm antisoviet colony It was this communication which prompted Lomakin to rescue her and set off a long train of consequences in the bizarre case The other was left by Mrs Kas enkina before her escape leap from the consulate August 12 sheet and then ransacked the Stine house ever digging of the basement floor RETURNS FROM MAYO DCS Moines UR Charles R Fischer former Iowa insurance commissioner and manager of William Beardsleys successful campaign for the republican nom ination for governor returned to iis home here Wednesday after being confined at the Mayo clinic ince Aug 3 Tokyo Rose Is Arrested for Treason Tokyo UR Mrs Iva Toguri DAquino the Americanborn Tokyo Rose of Japans wartime radio broadcasts was arrested for treason Thursday Agents of allied headquarters counter intelligence department and the theater provost marshals office took her into custody at her j shabby rooming house She was immediately lodged in Sugamo prison where wartime Premier Hideki Tojo and 24 others awaiting war crimes verdicts are being held Mrs DAquino will be sent to the United States aboard the army transport General H Frank Hodges On her arrival in San Francisco Sept 28 she will be turned over to the U S depart ment of justice Her indictment and trial probably will take place in San Francisco Mrs DAquino will be sent to the United States without her Por tuguese husband Philip DAquino or any of her family The army said the justice department did not want any of her relatives to Mason City Mercury at High of 96 Little Relief Forecast A wandering breeze left overf rom Wednesday or perhaps new y in from some southwestern des ert pushed the thermometer at he KGLO transmitter at Mason City Thursday to a high of 96 de grees The record was set some time between noon and 2 p m the ob server said but with the sun al ernately hiding behind clouds and blazing angrily down on North owa the thermometer was play ng tricks It varied from 86 to 93 degrees within a few minutes ust before 2 oclock he reported ind he was unable to say when he maximum was established The wind was ranging between 20 and 25 miles an hour Thursday according to the CAA weather and communications station at the vlason City municipal airport North lowans will have to get all their relief from the heat from Jartly cloudy skies the weather bureau at DCS Moines said It fore cast showers for southern and central Iowa Thursday night and Friday but none for the northern part of the state Humidity Is Up The forecast added that although he high Friday is likely to DC a ew degrees less than in recent days the high humidity will add o the discomfort Wednesdays high of 9B In Ma son City was again the record in the state Burlington recorded 96 and yo was the mark at Sioux City Iowa City Ottumwa Du buque Charles City and Spencer The first heat victim at the Iowa fairgrounds was reported Wed nesday Sonna Eginoise 17 of Des Moines was overcome during the first of 2 preparation days for the state fair and was taken to Broad lawns hospital The official high in Des Moines Wednesday was 93 Some of the state government offices continued a policy of early closings Workers Sent Home New record high temperatures for the day were reported or ex pected in Detroit Thursday where 16500 auto workers were sent home in New York where it was 95 at noon vand in Philadelphia where it was 96 at noon and ex pected to reach 100 later Cleve land had 96 In Bath Me 1200 shipyard workers were dismissed for the day when the temperature hit 120 degrees inside ship hulls The weather bureau said no general relief is expected until the weekend It said the intense heat which the midwest has experi enced for the last few days ap peared to be moving slowly east ward accompany her Mrs DAquino who spent a This Paper Consists of Two No 278 Communis Berlin Rap M in m Butchers in East Slash Meat Prices Try to Move Backlog Clogging Coolers in Slow Buying Season By United Press Some big meat markets in the East slashed prices Thursday in an effort to move backlogs of meat clogging the coolers Market analysts said the heat wave and consumer resistance had reduced demand so that meat supplies were beginning to pile up in warehouses At Pittsburgh one market cut prices on steaks to 69 cents a pound lamb chops to 65 and sliced bacon to 55 Bacon for 35 Cents Another reduced hamburger from 54 to 39 cents It advertised a famous name brand bacon for 35 cents or 3 pounds for However price cutting was not general Small stores held their prices steady rather than take a loss to keep stocks moving At Washington meanwhile it was predicted that the govern ment would have to underwrite a support program of more than to hold farm prices at high levels this year Fraction of Total Actually the government will spend only a fraction of the total guarantee but it could be obligat ed for a considerable sum if a major farm slump developed Market analyists at Chicago de nied however that the govern ment price support program caus ed the inflation in food prices They pointed out for example that the support price on hogs is only about and that hogs are selling between and a hundredweight year in the same prison and was freed in October 1946 maintained she had done nothing treasonable She said she only read a brief introduction to musical recordings broadcast primarily for American servicemen HURT IN BUS CRASH Columbus Ohio three persons were seri late Wednesday night when a westbound Greyhound bus hit the rear of a large semi truck and trailer 18 miles east of here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and quite humid Thursday night and Friday Some possibility of scat tered light showers Friday aft ernoon High Friday afternoon low 90s Low Thursday night near 70 Iowa Partly cloudy and continued quite warm with increasing humidity Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 7075 Minnesota Generally fair Some what cooler north and west cen tral portions Thursday night and near Lake Superior Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 93 Minimum 6a At 8 a m Thursday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 47 ITU Heads Summoned To Answer NLRB Contempt Charge Washington federal district court at Indianapolis Thursday directed the Internation al Typographical union AFL and 4 of its top officers to answer charges they are in contempt for violating a court order to stop vio lating the TaftHartley law Federal Judge Luther M Svvy gert directed the union and its of ficers to file an answer on Sept 7 to contempt charges filed by the government The judge also set a public hear ing on the charges for Sept 15 at Indianapolis The union and its 4 officers are chaiged by the government with violating the labor law in defiance of a federal court injunction issued last March 27 The injunction directed the union to stop making certain de mands on the nations newspaper publishers which Robert N Den ham general counsel of the na tional labor relations board be lieves are illegal WorldCircling Try in Jeep to End at Halifax New York Benjamin Carlins attempt to go around the world in a 17foot seagoing jeep will end m Halifax N S the coast guard reported Thursday Carlin and his wife Elinore set out 19 days ago from New York on the 26000mile journey They were picked up by the tanker New Jersey Wednesday 270 miles southeast of New York and some 25730 miles short of their goal Carlin said their war surplus jeep had broken down Aug 15 and they Iad been adrift 10 days when picked up They will land at Hal ifax George Streeter 72 Dies Following Injury in Fall SAME WhlU Hmg meant tratfJo death In pail 24 George Streeter 72 for 30 manager of the Mason City Coun try club died at a m Thurs day at a hospital in Lyons N Y following a hip injury received 2 weeks ago in a fall there Mr Streeter was born July l 1876 at Lock Berlin N Y It was in 1915 that Mr and Mrs Streeter took over the Mason City Coun try club and for 20 years oper ated it for a corporation and then for 10 years as their own estab lishment They retired in 1945 and had made their home at 1828 Harding S W Mr Streeter was a member of the Elks club of Mason City The Streeters were visiting in New York at the time of the ac cident He was going up some steps in front of his brothers home in Lyons when he fell on the porch Surviving are his wife Louise brother Emory of Lyons and a sister Mrs Sam Hartman of Lyons Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at p m Saturday with Doctor Lloyd A Gustafson pastor of the First Methodist church officiating In terment will be at Elmwood ceme tery The body will arrive in Ma son City Saturday morning The Major funeral home is in charge Phone Union Rejects Offer From Bell Omalia Neb com munications workers of Americ Jic1 Thursday rejected as inadequate and unreasonable a Northwestern Bell Telephone Company wage in crease offer for employees in its 5state area The company offer ranged from nothing to a week increase for workers in larger cities J R Hill chief negotiator for Northwestern Division 45 of the union said The companys offer Hill said would cost Northwestern Bell not more than a year and possibly as little as The company also wanted the contract to run for 2 years Hill said Negotiations in the 4month old wage dispute probably will be resumed Monday he said Affect ed are 17700 workers in Nebraska Iowa South Dakota North Dakota and Minnesota While nearly 1000000 persons moved to farms from urban areas m 1947 more than 1500000 per sons moved away from farms GEORGE STREETER Iock photo Harvester Lays Off Workers Seek Agreement on 10DayOJd Strike Chicago UR International Harvester company officials said Thursday that another 2100 work ers will be laid off at Milwaukee as a of the 10dayold UnitedAuto Workers strike at 7 Harvester plants The 2100 workers will be laid off next Wednesday joining 2400 employes laid off last Monday it was announced Union and company negotiators meanwhile sought an agreement on contract terms for employes at the Harvester plant at Memphis Tenn The company said Wednes day that it has abandoned at tempts to settle the strike on a companywide basis Union officials said they were discussing the Memphis contract in the hope that some of the broad issues of the strike could thus be settled More than 24000 UAW mem bers are on strike against the firm Harvester officials said it be came necessary to bargain with in dividual locals because union rep resentatives disagreed on what employes at the various plants de sired in the contract The main points at issue in the dispute concern paid holidays and piece works rates The union al ready has accepted an 11cent hourly wage boost HUGH HARRISON Hugh Harrison Appointed Svfitzer Campaign Manager m Des O Switzer L democratic candidate for gov ernor announced Thursday the appointment of Hugh Harrison managing editor of the Davenport Democrat as his campaign man ager Harrison was born in Daven port His first newspaper experi ence was with the Denver Colo Republican He later returned to Davenport first as a reporter on The Leader and then as city edi tor He went to the Democrat when it merged with the Leader in 1902 He has been a delegate to the Demonstrate for Change in Officials AntiReds Counter With Charges of Putsch That Failed Berlin IP A howling com munistled crowd stormed into Berlins city hall Thursday for a demonstration in vyhich speakers demanded a new city government to woik hand in hand with the great Soviet Union Three hours later 5000 anti communists in a counterdemon stration denounced the red action as the putsch that failed Some 500 of the communistled crowd pushed through the police lines into the city hall and took over the assembly chamber Speakers flayed the anticom munist city government The in vaders remained long enough to hear the harangues then left and joined some 10000 who were roar ing approval outside Then socialists conservative Christian democrats and liberal democrats gathered They ap plauded speakers who denounced the communist demonstration The crowd was told the anticom munists will stand firm and turn back the tide of communism come what may Members of the anticommunist parties who make up the great majority of the Berlin assembly v urged that city council quarters v be moved from the soviet sector to a neutral area and that the council be given more support from the western powers The ccruiiranistcontrolled so cialist unity party which sponsored the city hall demonstra tion said its followers planned to push its winter program for Berlin in the present city parlia ment Headquarters of the party said it had no intention of setting up a rump government nor of withdrawing from the present par liament in which it is heavily out voted Union Calls Workers Back Tries to Stop Wildcat Strikes Chicago CIO com jnunications equipment workers union Thursday appealed to 1400 east coast and west coast workers to return to work until the union calls an official nationwide strike The union is negotiating with Western Electric company here for a new contract covering 24 000 telephone in 43 states It had threatened to call a na tionwide strike any day Union officers said the walkcut would tie up telephone communications because other workers would re spect the strikers picket lines Union officers said Wednesday that 1400 members quit work Wednesday at New York Newark Los Angeles and San Diego in unauthorized walkout to protest the companys bad faith in ne gotiations They appealed to thev men to return to their jobs the general strike is called Flying Boat Readied for HawaiiChicago NonStop Flight Honolulu crews are grooming the Caroline Mars for Saturdays nonstop flight to Chicago The 4engined plane largest flying boat in active serv ice will take off at 9 a m Satur day Honolulu time and is ex pected to arrive in Chicago at a m CST Sunday after a 4246 mile flight The 823ton plane will be com missioned at Chicago Sunday To Replay Game New York Ford C Frick of the National leajue Thursday upheld the protest of the Pittsburgh club involving Its game Wednesday with Brooklyn at Pittsburgh and ordered the democratic slate convention since 1941 and served on the resolu tions committee the last 3 bien nial conventions Harrison has attended several democratic national conventions whilewoTking withan enport Chamber of paigu replayed from the point of e rule violation The replay will be held Toes day Sept 21 at Brooklyn BRIDGE WORKER HURT Marengo ff Leo Norton was seriously during the cam too against the bank He was tak en to Mineral Springs hospital