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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THAT MAKfS ALL NOtTH IOWANS VOL LV Associated Presi United Pros FiU Wlrec Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20 1948 HOME EDITION UlillJ Paper of Two Lashes Out at TaftHartley Administrator Philadelphia Henry Wal lace said Wednesday the adminis trators of the TaftHartley act by recent decisions have set the stage for an era of violence As he neared the end of a 4 week airplane trip seeking votes for president Wallace demanded that President Truman fire these men 1 Robert N Denham general counsel of the national labor re lations board 2 Secretary of State Marshall In a labor statement issued Wednesday Wallace said If Truman were genuinely con cerned with the rights of workers he would dry his crocodile tears and set the immediate resignation of Robert Denham and associates Bank Robbers Arraignment Is Delayed Again Arraignment of Bernard D Morgan Hampton 1 of 2 confessed robbers of the Sheffield Savings bank was postponed again Wed nesday by 17 S Commissioner N Levinson in Mason City as the tugofwar between state and federal authorities for prosecution of the case continued Morgans preliminary hearing was postponed probably until next week Levinson said at the request of U S District Attorney T E Diamond Sheldon to give him time to confer about the mat ter with U S District Judge Henry N Graven Greene Meanwhile Morgan remains under state custody in the Frank lin county jail The Franklin coun ty grand jury is scheduled to be gin consideration of the cases next Tuesday Ships Put to Sea After Greece Visit Athens U S carrier Franklin D Roosevelt and 8 other American warships put out to sea Wednesday for exercises after a 5day visit here They will return Saturday for another 2day visit Every 38 seconds lire breaks out Jn the United States Every two minutes an American dwelling catches fire Every 50 minutes a person dies in a fire or from burns 2 Clarion Men Injured as freight Cars Leave Tracks Farm COLORFUL LEGION PARADEThis overhead view shows the bay front area and part of the thousands who watched the Legion high point of the American Legions convention in Miami Tuesday Legion Hears Speech by Gov Warren Miami Fla UR Gov Earl Warren of California told the American Legion Wednesday that he was proud of America for de veloping a nonpartisan foreign policy which will survive a change of national leadership The republican candidate for vice president speaking as a dele gate from California from the same rostrum where President Truman addressed the Legion naires Monday as a delegate from Missouri said he was honored to share in youf program with our comrade the president of the United States I am proud of my country be cause it has taken the first steps to establish one American foreign policy that is above partisanship he said and not subject to change every time there is a change of national leadership He supported the Legion de rnand for universal military train ing warning that no part of the country would be immune from a future war Clarion men were in the hospital here Wednesday with injuries suffered in a freight train wreck on the Great Western railroad 2 miles west of Hansell at a m Wed nesday The caboose and last freight car of the eastbound freight left the track dragged for about 400 feet and tipped overthe caboose catching fire from the coal stove and was completely destroyed by the flames Thrown Out John W Perry 64 of Clarion conductor of the train was thrown out of a window Perry ran back into the car to rescue C L Barker 29 of Clarion brakeman who had been sleep ing I dug him out of the cushions said Perry The fire was at the other end of the car and for that reason neither of us was burned Cuts Bruises Both men were taken to the hospital where it appeared their worst injuries were cuts and bruises Xrays were to be taken to ascertain if there were other injuries The last car of the train which was loaded with alfalfa did not come open damaged and was not badly Jews Comply With UN Order Instruct Troops to Cease Fire Tel Aviv government of Israel ordered its forces in the Negev district of Palestine Wed nesday night tb cease fire in com pliance with a United Nations or der The Israeli cease fire order was issued after the cabinet had de bated the UN order for several hours However the fighting went on unabated during the discussion and both Arabs and Jews were re ported throwing in reinforcements in hope of scoring llth hour gains AJI reports indicated that the Egyptians also would accept the UN security council order for an immediate and effective truce in south Palestine The cabinet reached its decision after detailed discussion of the sit uation with military advisers The Jewish troops were ordered to stay in the positions they now hold until discussions expected to stem from the UN proposals are concluded U S Refuses to Hand Over Escaped Russians Vienna UR American head quarters in Austria announced Wednesday that it has refused to hand over 2 soviet air force offi cers who crash landed their twin engine bomber in Americanoccu pied Austria after a 600mile es cape flight from the Ukraine One soviet sergeant was return ed to Russia at his request KILLED IN CRASH Cedar Rapids fP Leland Manhart 22 of Caledonia Minn died in aTiospital here Tuesday night of injuries received Saturday when his Marion car rolled over near Couple Burns Home Afton Iowa former men tal patient who threatened a farm couple and burned down their home was being sought Wednes day He fired 6 shots at officers before he escaped A state airplane 14 highway patrolmen and sheriffs officers from Creston Osceola and Winter set were leading the manhunt which began Tuesday night Sheriff J R Ewing of Creston identified the man as J B White 28 of near Afton The Union coun ty district court said White had been committed several years ago to the Clarinda state hospital after he struck his father with a jack handle The sheriff said White threat ened Mr and Mrs Carl Christian son for noapparent reason and set fire to their farm home after they had fled The house and all furnishings were destroyed Ewing said White also fired 6 rifle shots at the car containing Ewing his deputy William Hower and Whites father Five of the shots pierced the windshield A 6th glanced off the cars top The sher iff said that by some miracle none of the shots hit anyone Try for New Flight Record 2 Pilots Hope to Stay in Air 6 Weeks Fuller ton Calif young Southern California pilots ilew their Aeronca airplane in lazy circles Wednesday hopeful that they can stay aloft for at least 6 weeks and set a new world endur ance flight record Richard Riedel 34 Midway City and Bill Barris 35 Buena Park took off Tuesday at p m PDT in their 4place ship Sun kist Lady Riedel former Royal Air Force instructor and test pilot and Barris an exnavy flight en gineer confidently expect to crack the 726hour mark set by Wes Carroll and Clyde Schliepper in 1939 Riedel and Barris carefully worked out and rehearsed a re fueling program The Sunkist Lady lowers a line to pick up fuel and food from a jeep speed ing down the Fullerton airport runway Between refuelings the plane cruises at 2000 to 3000 leet A Los Angeles dietician worked out their special diet of food con centrates fruit juices eggs and buttermilk Beckman Funeral to Be Thursday Dubuque for the Most Rev Francis J L Beckman 72 former archbishop of the Du buque archdiocese will be at a m Thursday at St Raphaels Vathedral Archbishop Beckman who died Sunday in a Chicago hospital will be buried in Mt Olivet cemetery Key West la in the plot in which his 2 predecessors the Most Rev John Keane and the Most Rev James J Keane are buried The Most Rev George J Ren ring auxiliary bishop of Cincin nati representing the Most Rev John J McNicholas archbishop of JMI Cincinnati will celebrate the pon tifical Jnass of requiem Coast Dock Strike Spurs Air Business Plane Food Cargoes to Alaskan Points Up 100 Per Cent San Francisco Pacific coast maritime strike now in its 49th day has nearly dried up a waterborne com merce but has spurred on a huge commercial airlift All dry cargo sailings have stopped save a few ships which carry supplies for the army Oil tankers are not affected by the strike Shipping Paralysis While paralysis set into shipping the strike forced resort to the air lift Pan American re ported Wednesday perishable food shipments to Alaska have in creased 100 per cent and to Hawaii about 55 per cent The air ship ment of food to Alaska now is at the rate of a million pounds a month and still growing Of the 375 dry cargo ships oper ated by west coast steamship com panies 222 were tied up as of October 15 They lay idle in var ious ports from Seattle to San Di ego from Mobile to New York The largest number in any one port was 61 in San Francisco Cost to Labor What has been the cost to labor in wages lost An exact statement cannot be made 222 ships now idle have average crews of 45 men who draw a total of about a day West coast CIO longshoremen clerks carloaders and related dock workers were paid in wages last year At that rate they have lost about in wages so far Kidnaped Baby Is Restored to Parents Baltimore old Jo Ann Mezzanbtte fast asleep and well fed was restored to her mothers arms Wednesday some 21 hours after she had been snatched from her carriage Capt Henry J Kriss captain of detectives said Mrs Leona Sheff let 46yearold mother of 3 would be charged with stealing the baby Two detectives found Jo Ann on a bed at Mrs Shefflets home in suburban Dundalk Mrs Shefflet sat in a corner of the room her head down Capt Kriss said she told of hav ing troubles and thought a new baby in the family might be the solution He ordered that she be examined by psychiatrists Mrs Roosevelt Endorses Truman Washington UR The white house has made public the letter in which Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt wife of the late president endorses the candidacy of President Tru man I am unqualifiedly for you as the democratic candidate for the presidency1 Mrs Roosevelt wrote from Paris where she is a dele gate to the United Nations general assembly meeting The former first lady also ex pressed the hope thatevery demo crat and independent voter will concentrate on the election of as many liberal democrats to con gress as possible Dispute on Atom to Go to Big 5 Powers A rn A trn T 11 GlobeGazette Photo Al GOP COM were to observe a full day in Mason City Wednes day with 2 key speeches by Senator Edward Martin of Pennsylvania center Convers ingwith him here are Wayne McGowan county GOP chairman left and Mrs Stella Bis grove vice chairman of the Cerro Gordo county GOP central committee Martin spoke at a district womens rally in the afternoon and is to address a public rally in the armory at p m The statewide GOP caravan will wind up in Mason City at 6 p m and a din ner is to be held in Senator Martins honor at p m at the Hotel Hanford A torch light parade will form at the hotel at 8 p m to go up Federal and down State street to the armory 4 Youths Are Charged With 2 Breakins Charges of breaking and enter ing were placed against 4 Mason City youths all 18 years old Wed nesday morning when all 4 waived preliminary hearing and were bound to the grand jury to meet Oct 25 They were released on bond each The 4 are Billy McKee 1012 3rd N W Don Reynolds 618 Pennsylvania S E Don Lee 229 13th S E and Ronald Varvel 680 14th S E Each was represented by a separate attorney in an ap pearance before Police Judge B R Dunn Wednesday The youths were arrested by Mason City police here early Sun day in connection with 2 breakins at the Cottage grill 12 6th S E which took place after midnight Saturday night Part of the beer and cigarets taken in the breakins vvas recovered in a car the 4 were driving south of Hampton a high way patrolman who stopped them said Senator Martin Puts Blame for Strikes on Democrats Meat Production Makes Price Drop St Faul Minn production of meat has caused re cent drops in wholesale and retail prices the president of the Ameri can Meat institue said Wednes day Wesley Hardenbergh said meat production went up 25 per cent in the last 4 weeks while on the Chi cago market the prices dropped an average of 7 per cent The nearly 5000 strikes under the Wagner act during 1946 be fore passage of the TaftHartley bill were blamed Wednesday on the democratic administration by Senator Edward Martin of Penn sylvania speaking to the 3rd con gressional district republican womens conference at Mason City The TaftHartley bill was passed over President Trumans veto by 106 democratic congressmen and 20 democratic senators who voted with the republicans Senator Mar tin pointed out The TaftHartley bill was passed Because of the terrible conditions imposed xipon the working men and their families as well as the general public by the industrial confusion and strife which brought on one crippling strike after an other under the Wagner act the speaker declared For 12 years abuses in the ad ministration of the Wagner act under the new deal made a mock ery of collective bargaining Sen ator Martin continued The Taft Hartley law was not a law to punish labor but to protect the rights of the individual worker and restore the balance between labor and management in order to restore industrial peace Unscrupulous Leaders The democratic administration was accused by the former gov ernor of Pennsylvania of placing in the hands of certain unscrup ulous leaders unlimited power over the jobs and the very lives of the workers and their families in return forpolitical advantage The TaftHartley bill is in fact the American workers hn Barris 35 and board their small singleengine monoplane Tuesday to start an attempt on a flight endurance record They hope to fly their Sunkist Lady until Dec 7 cracking the pres entrecord of 726 hours set in 1939 Theyll pick up fuel and supplies by rope from a rights protecting him from self ish exploitation either by employ ers or by union bosses Senator Martin declared Today the rank and file o labor and many fine labor leader know that all the rights of labor under the Wagner act have been retained in the TaftHartley law The union member cannot fine where he has been harmed by the new law He is realizing that he has a job security he never en joyed before Under the alleged slave labor law strikes have decreased nearly 50 per cent Loss of time and wages through strikes has de creased 36 per cent saving the workers more than a billion dol lars in wages Freedom Charter Instead of a slave labor bill i is a charter of freedom It has re moved the shackles placed upon many union members by some arrogant leaders We republicans believe tha labor will progress only as al Americans practice the principle of fair play equity and justice WL cannot join with Mr Truman in his preaching of class hatred and discord We believe in unity co operation and mu tual respect for the rights and opinions of every segment of the American people Senator Martin appealed to th republican women to carry thi message into every workers home and point out the true facts tha I have outlined He urged lowans to retain thi services of Senator George A Wil son and to elect William S Beardsley as governor and solid republican congressiona delegation to cooperate with th new president Thomas E Dewey in his constructive program fo unity and stability at home anr peace in the world Korea Under Martial Law Rebels Km 100 Police in 2 Towns Seoul pitched battle be tween loyal and insurgent Korean soldiers was expected in the ex treme southern part of Korea Wednesday night after a rebe band of soldiers killed or capturec 100 policemen at 2 towns Martial law was declared south American zon Home Minister T Y Yoon shortly after President Syngmau Rhee returned here from Japan The uprising began at Yosu on the south coast and spread quick ly to Suchon 12 miles away Yoon said the rebels were led by com munist soldiers Police stations of both were burned Loyal soldiers at Yo su were evacuated by the Korean coast guard after the uprising The growing insurgent force was reported marching on Kwang ju capital of South CnoUa prov ince UN Rejects Outlaw Plan by Russians Vote no Proposal 39 to 6 With 7 Nations Silent Paris United Nations voted Wednesday to turn the atomic energy dispute over to the Dig 5 and Canada with instruc ions to try for agreements on aasic principles The 58nation political commit ee rejected a soviet proposal which would have outlawed the atom bomb simultaneously with etting up of an atomic energy ontrol organization The committee also rejected an Indian proposal to send the UN atomic commission back to work on a treaty for controls on the aasis of findings approved by the majority but rejected by Russia The vote on the soviet proposal was 9 to 6 with 7 abstentions Only the 6 soviet bloc nations voted for it The vote to turn back the dis pute to the United States Russia Britain France China and Canada was taken on a Canadian resolu tion The roll call vote was 41 to 6 with 10 delegations abstaining and 1 absent The 5 soviet bloc states also voted with Russia against the Canadian proposal On the basis of this vote the Canadian proposal is assured of easily winning the necessary majority approval in the full gen eral assembly all of whose nations are represented in the political committee in Man Killed in Argument on Light Use Milwaukee said a warrant would be f Ued Wednesday charging a tenant with murdering his landlord in a dispute oven the use of a basement electric light Detectives said Tenant Peter Grubich 64 quarrelled repeatedly with his landlord Clarence Boeck er 35 over Boeckers use of a basement light The light was wired to Grubichs light meter A fight broke out when the 2 men met in the basement day night Police said Grubich shot Boecker and Boeckers wife when she came downstairs Mrs Boecker was taken to a hospital with a bullet wound un der her right armpit Grubich was under guard in a hospital with head cuts Pepper Says GOP Has Election in Paper Bag Los Angeles UR Senator Claude Pepper admitted Tuesday night that the republicans have the forthcoming election in the but he said its only a paper bag That bag is leaking at the seams the longtime new dealer told reporters and when that starts happening it is only a little while before the bottom drops out Here on a western campaign tour Pepper said Gov Thomas E Deweys platform is a catchall of generalities Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and mild through Thursday Low Wednesday night 35 to 38 High Thursday 67 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer east portion Wednesday night Warmer Thursday Low Wed nesday night 4045 Minnesota Fair west and consid erable cloudiness east portion Wednesday night with some light rain or drizzle near Lake Superior Cooler in lower Red River valley and warmer ex treme southeast Thursday fair except some cloudiness near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 33 90 55   

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