Wednesday, September 1, 1948

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1948 Paper of Two No FACES HECKLERSfHenry Wallace pleads for the right to have my say in before a large crowd in Charlotte N Car Tuesday Booes and heckling drowned out most of his speech but he talked through most of it Eggs and tomatoes were thrown but missed their mark Tot Killed in Auto Accident Woden Child Fatally Hurt at Family Home services were Incomplete Wednesday for Elliot Haugen 2 son of Mr and Mrs Ole Haugen who was accident ally killed Tuesday when run over by a car in the yard at the family home here The child was lying back of the his elder brother John decided to back the vehicle into the shade Death occurred a half tour after the accident Surviving are the parents 5 brothers and 3 sisters as follows Harold in the U S navy and Gerdis Alice Russell John Betty Donald and Ole Jr at home A sister died several years ago at the age of 8 Funeral arrangements are pend ing word from the oldest who is in the navy NLRB Denies Strikers Vote Reverses Stand Under Wagner Legislation WasMngton national labor relations board ruled Wed nesday that workers who strike for higher pay cannot vote in col lective bargaining elections held during the walkout if their jobs have been filled The boards unanimous decision which may have farreaching ef fect was given under the Taft Hartley act passed a year ago It reversed the boards stand taken a decade ago under the labor act The board made these 2 condi tions clear 1 The jobs of strikers involved i must have been taken by non strikers The replacements would then vote instead of the 2 That it is not a strike over an unfair labor practice by the employer That would include refusal by the boss to bargain with the union discriminatory firings and similar David VanEvery 3 Hit by Car Is Not Seriously Injured David VanEvery 3 son of Mr Mrs Emery VanEvery of trailer home No 20 was hit by car at 19th and S Federal at pm Tuesday He was taken to the Mercy hospital where his condition was reported as good Wednesday Weather Report FORECAST Rfason City Generally fair to partly cloudy through Thurs day Warmer Thursday Low Wednesday night 62 High Thursday 90 fowa Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warmer northeast and extreme east Thursday Low Wednesday night 5560 northeast and around 70 southwest Minnesota Fair Wednesday and Thursday Cooler east and cen tral portions Wednesday night Little change Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 86 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Wednesday 67 Precipitation 08 TEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 64 Wallace Draws Scattered Cheers on Alabama Speech Decatur Ala fP Henry A Wallaces first appearance in Ala bama Wednesday was peaceful and he drew scattered cheers when he said I do not come south to preach disunity The progressive party candidate who was met with a barrage of tomatoes eggs and boos in North Carolina spoke to an orderly crowd of 600 from the front of the Morgan county court house His audience was not segregated but only a few Negroes were seen At the end of his talk Wallace thanked them for their courtesy Again there were some cheers mingled with boos I do not come south to preach disunity he declared but to ad vocate taht we all pull together There is too much hatred in the world and I say it is possible to develop Christian cooperation Wallace spoke briefly on inter national relations I say the cold war must end if we are going to reduce the cost of living The cold war can end and we can stop sending hundreds of millions to Greece Turkey and China to back fascist regimes Stassen to Confer With Gov Dewey Albany N Y presidential candidate Thomas E Dewey and Harold E Stassen will confer Wednesday night on the GOP reply to President Trumans Labor day speech Stassen who will open the re publican presidential drive at De troit Sept 7 arrives by plane for an overnight stay at the executive mansion in Albany James C Hagerty Deweys press representative said they would discuss Stassens Detroit speech at length They will concentrate on prices especially farm and grain prices The former Minnesota governor will speak at the Masonic temple in Detroit and his talks will be broadcast nationally Governor Stassen will arrive alone for the conference with Governor Dewey Hagerty said He will be an overnight guest at the mansion The GOP white house candidate will give Stassen his views on various domestic problems Stassen who opposed the New York governor for the republican nomination has pledged his wholehearted support to the DeweyWarren ticket He said he will campaign actively right through until election day Harvester to Reopen Plants 16Day Strike to End Friday Chicago CIO United Auto Workers reached a new con tract agreement with Internation al Harvester company Wednesday and ended its 16dayold strike against the firm The agreement was reached early Wednesday after an all night bargaining session between company officials and representa of the 24000 striking UAW members at 7 Harvester plants Union officers agreed to send maintenance personnel into the plants Wednesday to prepare them for reopening on Friday The agreeement provides for separate contracts at each plant instead of the former single com panywide contract UAW officers emplasized that the workers at each plant must ratify the agreement covering them before they will return to work However they said the general strike the company has been terminated Each local vot ing to continue the strike will do so on its own initiative It is significant that the final agreement was the same one the company offered the day before the strike started Richard Siegel said Mason Cityans Pay for Rock Hurling Charles City Mason City men were lined and costs each in district court Wed nesday in connection with a rock hurling incident in 2 Floyd county towns at the time of the pack inghouse strike last May The men were Donald Smith Richard Laughlin Walter Muhl stein Jr Philip Funk and Mel vin Peterson The 5 were charged with ma licious injury to buildings in con nection with damage to homes in Rockford and Nora Springs The incidents grew out of differences between strikers and nonstrikers in connection with the strike at the Decker plant in Mason City Similar charges against 4 wornj en were dismissed on motion of the Floyd county attorney Inquiry on Air Crash Is Expected Aeronautics Head May Make Personal Investigation Fountain City Wis K Andrews director of the civil aer onautic boards bureau of air safe ty was expected to launch a per sonal investigation Wednesday of the Northwest airliner crash in whioh 37 persons died Sunday As a result of his inquiry An drews will decide whether to hold public hearings to determine the cause of the crash The crash area was inspected Tuesday by a group of officials from the Glen Martin Aircraft corporation makers of the Martin 202 passenger plane involved in the crash Northwest Airlines has grounded its 24 remaining Martin 202s until the cause of the crash is deter mined Texas Primary Lines Up for Coke Stevenson Dallas Texas UR Former Gov Coke R Stevenson was the apparent winner of the Texas runoff primary for the democratic senatorial nomination Wednesday but his opponent Rep Lyndon B Johnson refused to concede The Texas election bureau re ported that Stevenson held a 349 vote lead with only about 40 votes to be counted The unofficial vote counted stood at 494555 for Stevenson and 494206 for John son It was certain neither candidate would concede the election until the last vote was counted and for mally certified by the democratic state executive committee in 2 weeks Midwestern Demos End 2Day Meet Chicago can didates for U S senator and for governor from 8 midwest states Wednesday disbanded their 2day midlands conference at which they heartily endorsed the na tional partys platform Paul H Douglas and Adlai Stevenson senatorial and guber natorial hopefuls from Illinois were hosts to the strategy meet ing which ended Tuesday night The candidates discussed cam paign problems and endorsedna tional party stands on civil rights housing farm policy foreign pol icy and other issues Fatally Hurt in Motorcycle Crash Rock Rapids Skid more 20 was fatally hurt in a motorcyclegas transport crash mile west of here early Wednes day Skidmpre was enroute home after visiting his fiance at Sioux Falls when the accident occurred at a m He died an hour and a half later at the Rock Rapid hospital Don Wagner 20 Clinton Minn driver of the gas truck said he was turning off the highway into a gas terminal when the collision occurred Skidmore is survived by his par ents Mr and Mrs Silas Skid more and several brothers and sisters ans fo r Blockade Lift Are Discussed Girl Who Set Fires Not to Be Prosecuted for Deeds Macomb III County States Attorney Keith Scott said Wednesday that little Wanet McNeil 13 would not be prosecuted for setting the mys tery fires which burned down her uncles 2 barns and home The states only interest now is in helping her reconstruct her life Scott said Wanet a slight redhaired girl confessed Monday to setting more than 200 fires on the farm of her uncle Charles Willey near here She said she did it because she wanted to live with my Mom Chi Farm She had been living on the Wil ley farm with her lather Arthur McNeil since her parents were di vorced in 1943 Wednesday it appeared that Wa net had won part of the fight to be near her mother State fire authorities arranged for her to be placed in the temporary custody of her grandmother Mrs Daisy Johnson in Bloomington Wanets mother Mrs Leona Engle also lives in Bloomington Wanet was happy about the move and Mrs Johnson said she would be glad to have the child McNeil agreed to the transfer of custody Nice Kid The child was brought to Chi cago Tuesday with her parents foi an examination at the Illinois juvenile hospital Dr Sophie Schroeder a psychiatrist said the girl was just a nice little kid who was caught in the middle of a broken home The child told Deputy State Fire Marshal John Burgard that she didnt want to stay with the Wil leys because she didnt get any pretty clothes Meanwhile a spokesman for the company insure dthe build ings on Willeys farm said policies totaling would be paid despite Wanets confession 2 Injured 1 Fatally When Train Hits Car Centervillc Mabel Barkley 39 of Numa was in jured fatally and another woman injured when their car and the Rock Islands new diesel speed train collided a mile west of Numa Mrs Barkley died in a Center ville hospital Tuesday afternoon a few hours after the accident Mrs Florence Osenbaugh 29 also of Numa was hospitalized Mrs Osenbaughs 2 young chil dren who also were in the car were found unhurt huddled in a roadside ditch after the accident Their father said he believed Mrs Osenbaugh saw the train in time to push them from the car Mrs Barkley is survived by her and 2 daughters Employes of State May Get Raises Interim Committee Recommends Hikes for Certain Group Des Mpines ofliving salary raises of or 25 a month for certain state employes have been recommended by the Iowa legislative interim committee to become effective Wednesday The interim group accepted the recommendations of its salary subcommittee and passed them on to the state executive council which salaries in all depart ments except those headed by elective state officials Salaries set by law would not be affected The committee recommended that all state employes receiving up to a year be given a a month increase Last October those getting up to a year were given a month costof living increases The proposed in crease would mean a raise of a month in less than a year In addition the committee rec ommended that those getting be tween and a year now and who did not get the October raise be given a a month increase This increase to those earning between and an nually would mean their costof living increase amounts to the same as the total given those who got raises in October Food Supply in New York Cut by Truckers1 Strike New York 10000 ruck drivers and their helpers ivent on strike Wednesday in New York City cutting off food sup plies to hundreds of groceries Members of only one local of he International Brotherhood of Teamsters AFL quit work when heir contract expired at mid night Union officials predicted however that 50000 members of 11 other teamsters union locals may join the walkout The strike by the 9700 mem bers of Local 807 cut food deliv eries to chain groceries immedi ately If the walkout spreads to other members of the union it will pinch off food supplies to all gro eries and tie up rail and ship reight deliveries as it did in 1946 The loss to businessmen from the 1946 strike was estimated at 500000000 Rankandfile members of Local 807 refused Tuesday night to ac cept a tentative agreement on a new contract which provided a 15cent hourly wage increase The union had sought a 50cent boost 3Ut had scaled down its demands during the negotiations The walkout was confined to York City but if the other ocals join in it will spread to eastern New Jersey and surround ng suburban areas in New York state Phone Firm Boosts Offer Union Says Proposal Far From Adequate Omaha Northwestern Bell Telephone company has boosted its wage increase offer to employes but the union still finds the offer unpalatable a union spokesman said Wednesday J H Kremers head of the companys bargaining committee said however it was no offer merely a continuation of bargain ing He said the companys posi tion is not final by any means As negotiations were resumed Wednesday J R Hill chief union negotiator said the company Tues day offered a contract which the union estimated would give an average wage boost of 4 cents per hour per employe a figure he termed far from adequate SAME BUek traffic death Is 34 Gov Warren to Lead Off Fall Campaign Gov Earl Warren of California the republican vice presidentia nominee will be leadoff man in his partys bid for its first presi dential election victory since 1928 GOP Campaign Manager Her bert Brownell Jr announced Wednesday that Warren will leave California Sept 15 for a cam paign swing that will carry him as far east as Ohio The trip wil carry him into 13 states in JO days Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York top man on the GOP tick et is not expected to begin cam paigning until the latter part of this month He reportedly plans to leave Albany for a western swing on Sept 20 5 days after the Warren train gets underway President Truman will open his western swing with a speech a Dexter Iowa Sept 18 White house ofifcials said details of the rest of the tripwill be workec out next week Predicts 300 Deaths in Labor Day Auto Wrecks Washington Ameri can Automobile association pre dicts 300 persons will be killed in traffic accidents during the Labor day weekend unless motorists drastically reform their driving habits The AAA estimated there would be 25000000 cars on the road to make the greatest traffic jam in history MARS LEAVES CHICAGO Chlcaro UR Caroline Mars worlds largest flying boat took off at a m CST Wed nesday on a nonstop flight vii New York City to the Patuxen River Md naval air station Rain Brings Iowa Lower Temperatures Moines and rainshowers brought cooler weather to Iowa Wednesday Temperatures in the 60s and low 70s followed rain which fell in scattered portions of the state over a 7 hour period after mid night Sioux City recorded the states high of 96 degrees Tuesday The early morning low Wednesday was 62 at Cedar Rapids Decorah and Burlington The weatherman forecast con tinued cloudy conditions He said it would be fair Wednesday night and Thursday but somewhat warmer in the northeast and ex treme east portions Thursday Early morning rainfall meas ured 94 of an inch at Charles City Waterloo had 42 Cedar Rapids 20 Decorah 15 and Mason City 09 Traces of rain fell at Ames Dubuque and Des Moines Additional rain fell during the morning Charles A Beard Historian Dies New Haven ff CharlesA Beard 73 the noted historian died Wednesday in GraceNew Haven community hospital The historian author of some 30 books on American history had been a patient at the hospital since August 2 His physicians Dr Marion Howard and Dr Ashley W Oughterson said his death was caused by aplastic anemia Vern Winders Is Found Dead Discovered at Gate at Farm Home Tuesday Vernon LeRoy Winders 44 was found dead at the gateway to his farm home 9 miles southwest of Mason City when his children came home from school late Tues day Coroner R E Smiley said that Winders apparently had been thrown from a hayrack when his team bolted The team was found in the barnyard caught between a straw stack and a building His wife was visiting and Win ders was alone at the farm at the time of the accident Born in 1904 Mr Winders was born May 16 1904 at Waynesboro Pa He moved to Buffalo Center Iowa in 1921 and to Mason City in 1940 Since that time he had resided in and around Mason City He was married to Margaret Dohlmann at Buffalo Center in 1924 Surviving are his wife a daughter Mrs Lillian Eichmann Mason City a son James of Ma son City and Henry Ramona Ger lene William Roger and Gloria all at home his mother Mrs W R Winders and sister Mrs Fran cis Brown Boone and 2 grand children He was preceded in death by 2 daughters his father and one sis ter Farm Bureau Member Mr Winders was a member o the Farm Bureau and the Beth lehem Lutheran church Funera arrangements are incomplete In terment will be at Elmwood ceme tery The Major funeral home in charge Trains May So Through by Sunday 4Power Talks Held to Try for Currency Compromise for City Berlin to lift the 4 day old soviet blockade of Ber in were discussed Wednesday by a 4power transport committee and reliable reports said western supply trains may be rolling into Berlin by Sunday Financial and transport advis ers to the 4 military governors of 3ermany met Wednesday morning n the allied control council build ng to break the Berlin stalemate hat has existed since 4power rule ended last March Reliable reports said the trans port committee discussed plans to lift the Berlin blockade and the ii lancial committee discussed plans install the Russian mark as the ole legal currency for Berlin subject to 4power control Another Meeting Gen Lucius D Clay and the British French and Russian mili tary commanders are scheduled to neet again at 5 p m to follow up heir initial meeting Tuesday which set the committee consul tations in motion It was generally believed the Big 4 commanders would con sider reports from their commit tees Belief that the blockade would be lifted soon was borne out by reports that 2 huge western allied supply trains already ara loaded and waiting at the border ready to make the run to Berlin Railway officials have been alerted to reopen traffic on the blockaded HelmstedtBerlin line on Sept 5 these reports said Helmstedt on the BritishRus sian zonal border is the point where the Russians cut the west ern allies rail line to Berlin 74 days ago in retaliation against introduction of a new currency the Deutschmark in western Germany Rate of Exchange The main problem of the mili tary governors is to establish the rate of exchange between the western mark sponsored by the 3 western powers and the east ern mark introduced by Russia On the black market one west ern mark is worth 3 soviet marks The Rusians furious at the intro duction of a new western curren cy have instructed their police to arrest anyone who tries to pay bills with western marks in the soviet zone It was understood the Moscow decisions called for the soviet mark to be established as the sole legal currency in Berlin but that the western powers would have a voice in its control The western powers fear that unhampered soviet manipulation of the new currency might lead to a new spiral of inflation FLOOD OF ENTRIES The entry clerks at the North Iowa fairgrounds were up to their ears in entiles Wednesday as they raced to finish the book work before judging begins Friday morning From near to far they are Ethel M Thomas and Gladys Renshaw entry clerks and Mary Ellen Johnson secretary to the fair secretary M C Lawson The entry lists indicate that the livestock barns Merchants and Floral halls will all be full When the pic ture was taken they were working on entries of district girls demonstration teams and 4H club booths The coun ties represented include Wright Hancock Floyd Worth Winnebago Humboldt Cerro Gordo and Franklin with a team and booth from each Rail Embargo on Freight to Coast Seen Washington railroads Wednesday prepared to clamp an embargo on virtually all freight destined for shipment from west coast ports if a maritime work stoppage develops there Thursday as threatened Plans for the embargo were an nounced by Arthur H Gass chairman of the car service divi sion of the Association of Ameri can Railroads Gass said the embargo is a pro tective measure to prevent freight cars being tied up at west ern ports in case of a maritime work stoppage If the work stop page does not occur the embargo will be withdrawn at once he said Gass said these 4 classes of freight are exempt from the em bargo Grain spy beans flax seed malt and rice In bulk when they are covered by permits issued by elevator operators where the freight is to be unloaded Petroleum or petroleum prod ucts in tank cars when they are to be unloaded prior to overseas shipment Freight consigned to the army navy air force marine corps or coastguard Freight where shipping space is available and for which special permits have been issued by west coast representatives of the car service division of the A A R cnANGES CLOSE New York and commodity exchanges throughout the United States and Canada win be closed Labor day Sept