Tuesday, November 9, 1948

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAffl THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press United Press full Leasa Five CenU Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 9 1948 This Paper Consists of Two Hears Closed Shop Dispute Unions Fight Labor Laws in 3 States Washington supreme court set aside time Tuesday to hear more pros and cons of the closed shop issue in a 3hour oral argument on labor laws in Ari zona Nebraska and North Caro lina The cases consolidated for ar gument before the court on appeals from state court decisions upholding constitutional amend ments in Arizona and Nebraska and a legislative act in North Car olina all 3 banning union closed shops There are similar laws in 15 other states and an anticlosed shop provision in the Taft Hartley act one of the major issues of the recent political campaign The arguments started Monday Once before in a Florida case the matter was put up to the su preme court It sent the case back to the state court for clarifica tion Rail Unions End Testimony Roads to Present Case on Wednesday Chicago for 16 railroad unions who have threatened a strike to enforce their wage demands against rail roads neared the end of their testimony before a presidential factfinding board Tuesday The unions involved cover the nonoperating employes of the nations railroads those who do not actually operate the trains Lester P Schoene general counsel for the unions said the union side of the dispute would be completed late Tuesday bar ring extended crossexamination The unions final witness was Eli Oliver economic adviser for the nonoperating union The railroads will present their first testimony Wednesday SAME mtmxt traffic IB Spurn Mrs Roosevelt Plan to Oust States Rightists HOME OF SLAIN is a general view of the large farm Ames of Henry VV Chavis 55 prominent Iowa cannery executive who was found slain outside his back door Monday morning He had been shot 3 times To Question Members of Chavis Family Ames investi gating the slaying of Henry W Chavis 55 year old cannery ex ecutive said they planned to be gin questioning members of Cha vis family Tuesday afternoon The investigating group in cluded Sheriff Gus Hall Ames po lice and 2 state agents The officials said there is no longer any question but that Mr Chavis was slain by gunfire at the point outside his home where the body was found They also said they have estab lished where Chavis was part of Sunday night They disclosed no details except to indicate he may have made a trip out of town after he was seen in Ames early Sunday evening The investigators talked to Mrs Chavis only briefly Monday be fore she was given sedatives to calm her after she was told of her husbands death She said she hadnt seen him since Sunday during the day and heard no shots the night By JACK BELL Washington Democratic leaders turned a cold shoulder Tuesday on the proposal by Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt that states ights supporters be purged from he party National Chairman J Howard McGrath told a reporter it will be up to the democratic members of the house and senate to decide who gets the prized chairmanships in the new congress He indicated the national com mittee doesnt want to mix in any possible fight McGrath is a icnator from Rhode Island Would Not Fit He hinted further but didnt say any reprisal pro gram such as Mrs Roosevelt sug gested wouldnt fit in with current sfforts to solidify democrats be hind the legislative proposals President Truman will send to congress in January In a radio broadcast from Paris Monday Mrs Roosevelt said she would like to see the permanent ousting of the southern Dixiecrats from the democratic party The widow of the late president suggested that some southerners who opposed Mr Trumans civil rights program should be denied congressional chairmanships if they arent recognized as demo crats Names Rankin She named specifically Rep John Rankin Miss dubbing him one of the worst reactionaries and Senator Olin Johnston S Car But democratic committee offi cials said Mrs Roosevelt was off base on Johnstons campaign rec ord William J Primm assistant to McGrath said Senator Johnston was very helpful throughout the campaign He has worked with the committee in every way we asked Predicts Polio Epidemic to Be Record Breaker Ios Angeles nations current poliomyelitis epidemic probably will become the biggest in history within 2 months the medical director of the national foundation for infantile paralysis predicted Tuesday Doctor Hart E Van Riper of New York said 25000 cases oc curred in 1916 during the biggest previous outbreak Los Angeles has the countrys lowest polio death rate although it is the heaviest hit area Van Riper said Defendant in Nazi Trials Is Missing Frankfurt Schacht former reichsbank presi dent whose exoneration by a de nazification court was cancelled last week was missing Tuesday Authorities seeking to serve a warrant for his retrial reported that he apparently was evading them A spokesman for the Wuert t emb e r gBaden denazification ministry which reversed the ver dict in the Schacht case said the warrant was issued lor fear that he might vanish from Germany forever He disappeared Wednesday from Munich where he had been visit ing The Hannover denazification ministry looked for him and learned only that he was not in Hamburg Rail Service to Shanghai is Halted Trainmen Refuse to Work for Gold Yuan Want Rice Shanghai thous and rail workers struck Tuesday halting all rail service in and out of warthreatened Shanghai Nan king and Hangchow Trainmen refused to work when the government railroad admini stration could not meet demands that work be paid for in rice in stead of the plummeting national ist governments gold yuan First Protest It was the first organized pro test in the area against the rice shortage But mobs of hungry Chinese have been looting empty rice shops and vegetable stalls Eight shops were wrecked Tuesday by marauding Chinese Rice was selling at 1500 gold U S dollars at the official rate or about 65 U S dollars at the black market per 110 pounds a Pound Pork sausage sold for as much s 8 U S dollars a pound and rices of all commodities spiraled y the hour A U S army officer and long ime resident of China said This is the worst I have ever een These people are angry They are just ripe for the com mmists Will Ask Stronger Rent Control Laws Lie Studies Currency Problems Paris Lie secre tary general of the United Nations announced Tuesday that he had begun a study of the German cur rency problem the key issue in the eastwest dispute over Berlin Lie said he had consulted Her bert V Evatt of Australia presi dent of the UN assembly and planned to confer with Juan A Bramuglia of Argentina as soon as Bramuglia returns from Lon don He led the efforts by security council neutrals to conciliate the Berlin crisis Lies announcement was made in answer to questions whether he was involved in trying to work out a new compromise formula He issued what amounted to con firmation of the report to that effect Articles Filed for Floyd County CoOp Charles of incor poration were filed with the sec retary of state Tuesday for the Floyd county breeders coopera tive association Charles City cap ital none to operate as a breed ers cooperative J E Schmidt Rudd president Earl Kiess Charles City vice president and Karle R Fluhrer Charles City secretarytreasurer Barkley Flies to Key West to Join Truman at Retreat By ERNEST B VACCAKO Key West Fla Alben W Barkley the vice presi dentelect is flying here Tuesday to join President Truman at his vacation retreat Senator Barkley accompanied byLeslie L Biffle scheduled to become secretary to the demo craticcontrolled senate when it organizes in January left Wash ington about 9 a m They will land at the Boca Chica airport about 8 miles from the naval submarine base and drive to the temporary white house Capt Robert L Dennison the presidents naval aide will meet them Up Before 7 Meanwhile Mr Truman got up before 7 read the papers ate bacon and eggs signed a few papers and went off to the beach to loaf around in the sunshine and play around in the water Everybody speculated on what may happen to topjanking offi cials of his administration But President Truman said noth ing He just relaxed and enjoyed himself in this vacation spot There was heavy guessing on cabinet changes The man who will make them just changed from red to blue swimming trunks for an other sunburn another swim at the enlisted mens beach at this naval submarine base where he is making another visit to recuperate from 31500 miles of campaigning Much Vitality Why he needs the rest is a mys tery to most newspapermen who covered his campaign and found him bubbling over with vitality every morning when they dragged themselves around to the reai platform of his special car for an other speech at the approach of dawn He popped in unannounced a press headquarters in the bachelo officers quarters Monday a grin on his face a mile wide when h found 3 photographers engaged in a game of pool and a lone news paperman at a typewriter The others were out at play One reporter explained that th newsmen werent around becaus he wasnt making news Wants Seats Denied to 2 AFL Group Names Ferguson OKonski VVashington AFLs olitical league demanded Tues day that 2 republican congress men be denied seats in the new congress pencUng an FBI invesli of their financial dealings It named Senator Homer Fergu son and Rep Alvin OKonski The AFL political branch said charges against OKonski recently published by a Madison Wis newspaper were almost the same charges against Congressman J Parnell Thomas It did not elaborate Thomas chairman of the house unAmerican activities committee was indicted by a federal grand ury Monday on charges of con spiring to defraud the government hrough payrollpadding The league said Ferguson chair man of the senates top investigat ng committee should be denied i seat in the new congress until he FBI looks into charges that lis family benefitted from certain complicated transactions with the Chrysler Corp Filibuster Charged in Greek Dispute Paris Foster Dulles charged Tuesday night the soviet bloc is conducting a filibuster in the United Nations to frustrate action on the Balkans issue The Russian controlled Slav minority denied the American delegates charge Dulles spoke before the U N political committee after hours of debate on both sides about efforts to stop the civil war in Greece He said the tactics of the minority are frustrating the general as sembly more than the veto has frustrated the security council The committee made slow pro gress It did however vote to ask Yugoslavia Bulgaria and Albania to cooperate with Greece in set tling the Balkan crisis Yugoslavia promptly served notice she would continue to boycott the U N com missions on the Balkant 4th District Might Have Special Vote Cory don special elec tion rnay be necessary in Wayne and Lucas counties to choose the 4th districts state senator Pearl W McMurry 42 Corydon lawyer was elected to the senate in the Nov 2 general election but just prior to the election he had been called to active army duty McMurry a republican left Corydon election day Secretary of State Rollo Berge son said in Des Moines that it McMurry did not fill the post it would be up to the county audi tor to declare a vacancy and that the governor then would call a special election Auditor Harold Miskimins said Tuesday no action has yet been taken Tropical Storm Is Developing Miami Fla ff A tropical storm with winds approaching 60 niles an hour developed overnight n the Atlantic about 400 miles northeast of Nassau The apparent center of the un usual November disturbance is some 600 miles away from Presi dent Trumans vacation spot at tey west The federal storm warning serv ice here reported a navy hurri cane hunter aircraft was on its way to the area and an army weather plane was to follow Tues day afternoon Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday with hard freeze Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 22 to 25 High Wednesday near 45 Iowa Cloudy occasional rain or snow Tuesday night Wednes day partly cloudy Low Tuesday night 28 northwest to 38 south east Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 3 degrees above normal for the next 5 days Normal 43 north 49 south Normal lows 26 north 30 south Cool with oc casional rain or snow Tuesday night Continued cool Wednes day Warmer Thursday Little change in temperature thereaft er Light rain southeast half Sat urday or Sunday Precipitation will average onequarter inch or less Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tues day with snow flurries east portion Partly cloudy Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 39 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Tuesday 31 Precipitation 04 YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 19 Algona Judge Is Transferred to Lyon County Court Des Moines state su preme court Tuesday transferred District Judge G W Stillman Al gona to the Lyon county district court for the Nov 29 term The regular Lyon county judge R G Rodman is trying an actior in Sioux City county court Mrs Gibson Wins in AuditorRace Des Moines UR The Polk county board of supervisors Mon day reversed the unofficial genera election returns for county auditoi and found that Mrs Agnes Gibson democrat had won by 33 34178 to 34145 for Mrs Jene Hammlll republican incumbent The unofficial returns had listec Mrs Hammill as winner by votes Judges of one precinct had not included straight party votes Complains to UN on Attacks in Neutral Areas Paris complained to he United Nations Tuesday that Israeli forces were attacking Egyptian troops in the Faluja area of southern Palestine which is covered by the Negev truce order An Israeli military spokesman n Tel Aviv reported earlier that Egyptians trapped in the Faluja pocket began heavy artillery fire it dawn against Israeli positions aut the firing later died down The implication was that the Egyptians ind failed in an attempt to with draw The Egyptian charge was tele phoned from Cairo to the acting Palestine mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche as the security council explored a approach to the Palestine the present truce into a U Nspon sored armistice The U N representative in Cairo said the Egyptians threat ened to retaliate unless the re ported Jewish action was halted by 5 p m Cairo time 9 a m Israel asked the U N truce headquarters in Tel Aviv to in vestigate reports that British troops have entered TransJordan and some have moved into Pales tinian territory held by the Trans Jordan Arab legion The British war office in London denied the reports flatly Bunche asked the security coun cil for an order requiring Jews and Arabs to conclude an arm istice but the council made no decision It scheduled another closed meeting Wednesday to con tinue the discussion Fire Misses Big Air Base 800 Fight Blaze in California El Toro Cal brush fire fanned by galevelocity winds narrowly bypassed the big El Toro marine air base Tuesday as leath ernecks fought off the flames The fire passed the main base installations and was burning to the south and east More than 800 state federal and military firefighters kept an all night vigil on the crackling flames which have blackened about 37 000 acres in almost a week Four southern California na tional forests were declared in a state of emergency because of the continued hot dry weather The federal forestry service re ported the fire burning out of control on an 18mile front 9 miles within the Cleveland nation al forest To Announce Decision on Custody Fight Fort Dodge Judge Henry N Graven Tuesday had under advisement a state motion to award custody of Bernard Mor gan 26 Hampton accused bank robber to the state Graven said he will announce his decision later this week Morgan and Robert Safford are accused of robbing the Sheffield Savings bank of about last September Both pleaded innocent to the state charge of bank rob bery and Morgan was freed on bond While free Morgan was arrested by federal authorities and state of ficials filed a motion in federal court to determine who should have custody Life Sentence Conviction on the state charge of bank robbery carries a manda tory life sentence but a life sen tence is not mandatory on a fed eral bank robbery charge In presenting the closing federal argument in a lengthy hearing Monday T E Diamond U S at torney for the northern district of Iowa said The federal gov ernment does not want the state to set a precedent whereby they can grab off federal prisoners while legal steps of securing a warrant are taking place Don Hise assistant to the Iowa attorney general and Harvey Uh lenhopp Franklin county attorney appeared for the state Hise stated that the state warrant was made first and had placed the defend ants in court before the federal warrant was made Uhlenhopp ac knowledged that the arrest was a cooperative one and named the state officers present at the time Give Testimony Others who testified in the hear ing were Sheriff C W Nolte and Deputy Sheriff Ralph Jones of Franklin county Lynn O Evans highway patrolman Sheriff Cal Dwan and Deputy Sheriff Walt Balek of Cerro Gordo county U S Commissioner N Levinson of Mason City William C Hopkins FBI special agent and Albert J Halbach deputy U S marshal Morgan is being held in federal custody at the Humboldt county jail at Dakota City and Safford in the Franklin county jail at Hamp ton Both sides agreed Monday that the ruling by Judge Graven would be binding for both of the alleged robbers Begin Jury Drawing for Christensen Trial Emmetsburg of the jury began shortly before noon Tuesday for the Nels Christensen murder trial in district court here Christensen 50 was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of shooting his brother Julius 53 Harlan at a public auction sale in Rutliven last Sept 4 Presidential Vote Still Being Counted Washington from 135460 voting places out of 141 046 in the nation showed Tuesday the vote for president as follows Truman 23671479 Dewey 21544105 Wallace 1116390 Thurmond 1006363 Total 47338337 Wood Says Extension Not Enough Sees Shortage as More Serious Than It Was Year Ago Washington Direc tor Tighe E Woods said Tuesday he will ask the new congress not only to extend but to strengthen the rent control law The shortage of rental housing is more serious today especially in the smaller communities than it was a year ago Woods told the United Press in an interview He said he will ask congress to extend the rent law for 12 months past its present expiration date March 31 and to close what he considers 3 big loopholes in the present act New Authority In addition he probably will propose that congress give him new authority to restore controls or impose them for the first time in areas that may be boomed by new defense activity Here are the major changes he will ask in the present law 1 Eviction fed eral control over evictions Now evictions are left to local courts The result Woods said is a seri ous black market in rents Sue Violators 2 Treble the rent director power to sue rent viola tors for 3 times their overcharge Now only the tenant can bring such suits This means that land lords usually get off with simple repayment of the overcharge 3 Criminal jail terms and fines for convicted violators This would give the rent director weapons to back up his orders Now he has no such weap ons Woods believes the new demo cratic congress will receive his proposals cordially Capitol sources supported this belief Some pronew deal senators were re ported pressing for an extension of 2 years rather than 12 months tt WINTRY first major snowstorm of the season left a white blanket nearly 4 inches deep in Denver Colo Monday This scene of snowladen trees and shad ows cast by a street lamp was taken Monday night in Sunken Gardens several hours alter the storm began Dock Strike Threat Ends Walkout Was Set for Midnight Tuesday New York on a 10cent hourly wage increase ended Tuesday the threat of a strike by 60000 AFL longshore men in Atlantic and gulf coast ports The walkout had been set for midnight Tuesday Thomas R Steutel U S con ciliation cornmissioner announced the agreement after a 6hour ses sion last night between Joseph P Ryan international president of the international longshoremens association and represent atives of the New York shipping association The commissioner said that the new contract must be submitted to that unions membership for rati fication but that they were expec ted to approve it The agreement prevented what would have been a general shut down of all American shipping CIO longshoremen have been on strike for 69 days on the west coast New negotiations to end the west coast tieup were expected to begin in Washington on Thursday The east coast agreement ac cording to Steutel will run for one year from Oct 1 1948 to Sept 30 1949 In addition to the wage increase it calls for retroactive pay to Sept 15 two week vaca tions after 1250 working hours instead of 1350 hours as previ ously and a guaranteed 4hour working day 2 Sisters From Clarion Are Polio Victims Des Moines JP Two sisters from Clarion were admitted to Iowa Lutheran hospital Monday night for treatment of polio The new patients are Mary Lou Ballard 11 and Joan Ballard 17 daughters of Mrs Harry Ander son of Clarion Polio patients newly released from Blank Memorial hospital are Robert Lienbach 6 son of Dr and Mrs S P Lienbach of Bel mond and Dennis Williams 2 son of Mr and Mrs James C of Des Moines Francis Rohrer 23 ot Clarion I was released Irom Iowa outheran ll r