Mason City Globe Gazette, November 25, 1948

Mason City Globe Gazette

November 25, 1948

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION TNI MfWSrAPEft THAT MAKES ALt NORTH IOWANS MUCHiOtV VOL Press and United Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25 1948 Thti Paper Consists of Two No fiTO f R Patten smiles from the iron Tun in Council Bluffs hospital where she spent her 19th birthday Wednesday Her mother Mrs Joe Patten 2nd from right of Portsmouth brought around a cake foi the occa sion and her sister Lotus one of 7 other Patten children who have recovered from recent polio attacks turned up for the celebration too The nurse is Mildred Reds Want Arabs Out of Palestine Paris UR Russian Delegate Semyon Tsarapkin subniitted to the United Nations political com mittee Thursday a resolution call ing for withdrawal of all Arab armies and other foreign military personnel from Palestine The soviet proposal would apply not only to Arab forces which in vaded the Holy Land last May 15 but also to several hundred Amer ican British French and Belgian military observers sent to help maintain the United Nations truce Britain also submitted a new proposal which softened an earlier British resolution calling for com plete endorsement of the proposals of the late Count Folke Bernadotte The British resolution contained many changes proposed by the United States to bring the 2 west ern powers closer together in their views for a final Palestine settle ment Negro Loses Civil Rights Damage Suit Des Moines Ottumwa Negro lost a damage suit he had brought against a Des Moines cafe operator claiming he was discrim inated against A Polk district court jury refused to award damages to J H Hurtt 73 who had asked from the cafes operator Clifford L Nixon Hurtt had charged that Nixon had refused to serve him Previously Nixon had been ac quitted by a municipal court jury on a charge of infringement of civil rights Hurtt was prosecut ing witness in that case 2 Osage Youths Transferred to Juvenile Court of the 3 Osage boys who were arrested at Oklahoma City Okla last week on charges of larceny at night have been transferred to juvenile court by Judge William P Butler They are Keith Nolan Ogden 17 and John Louis Rogers Jr 17 The third boy is Raymond Lee Walters 18 The hearings for the 2 boys have been set for Monday at 2 pm Walters is to appear before the grand jury Dec 7 He is at liberty under bond KING EXAMINED London UR A Buckingham Palace announcement said Thurs day that doctors examined King Geurgo VI again Thursday and that another bulletin on his con dition would not be issued until next Monday Predict President Will Ask 4 Years of Export Controls Washington tion sources predicted Thursday President Truman will ask the new congress to keep export con trols in force throughout the pros pective 4 years of the Marshall plan They said the request would fit in with both U S foreign policy particularly that related to the cold war and the domestic anti inflation program Give Explanation Their explanation 1 The controls furnish a means by which scarce industrial goods can be channeled to western Eur ope to aid its recovery and simul taneously kept from reaching the Russian sphere 2 They also furnish a means of preventing foreign buyers from bidding up the price of American goods The controls wielded by the commerce department through li censing requirements on ship ments abroad are scheduled to expire February 28 under a tem porary extension voted by con gress earlier this year Suggests Extension The informants who cannot be named said Secretary of Com merce Sawyer has suggested to the president that the control powers be extended through 1952 so they the planned life span of the European recovery program The original export control law was passed July 2 1940 shortly after France fell to the nazis Since then it has been renewed periodically Hampton Man Is Named to Phi Beta Kappa Des Moiiies Drake University seniors Thursday were named to Phi Beta Kappa nation al honorary scholastic fraternity for liberal arts students Dr Charles J Richey president of the university said those named were Monte Brown Des Moines Jesse Berry Killduff Iowa Philip Car roll Astoria N Y Doris Cron Des Moines Marvyl Doyle Hamp ton Iowa George Kochheiser Des Moines Maurice Marzen Winterset Iowa Robert Morris Des Moines Max Safley Spencer Iowa Eu gene Severs Des Moines and Ar dell Stelck Des Moines Court Justice Gets Medal for Americanism Victor dm The 1948 Ameri canism medal of the Army and Navy Union of the U S A has been awarded to Associate Justice Harold Burton of the supreme court National Commander James M Callahan announced at his riome here Thursday Last years award went to the late Gen John Pershing a union member Burton also is a member Factory Workers Wages Hit Peak Wwhinxton UR Average weekly wages for 13400000 fac tory workers hit an alltime high of last month the labor de partffifcint reports Wages increased nearly 50 cents a week during Oc ober larg ly because of a slightly longer vork week in most indus tries the report iaicL Freak Air Crash Kills 2 Flyers Washington IP An unusual plane accident at nearby Andrews Md air force base early Thurs day killed 2 men and injured 4 others Officers at the field said a B25 bomber from Boiling air force base here crashed on top of a twinengine craft which had just made a safe landing in bad weath er All those killed and injured were aboard the landed plane which came from Craig Ala air force base Names of the victims were with held pending notification of rela tives Cautious on Deciding to Aid Chinese Marshall indicates Official Wariness Over Situation Washington wari ness over stepping up American help to China became evident Thursday More than a wefek after Gener alissimo Chiang KaiShek sent his personal aid plea to President Truman Secretary of State Mar shall said in effect that no de cision has yet been reached The unanswered problem as Mar shall stated it is what this gov ernment can properly do to be oJ1 real assistance in turning back the Chinese communist forces Discusses Crisis The secretary discussed the China crisis in carefully chosen words at a news conference Wednesday after his 2nd white house session this week with Mr Truman What the administration de cides Marshall said will depend on 3 things 1 congress 2 how I much further assistance the U S can provide in the way of armed supplies and 3 the risk of in volving this country in respon sibilities such as those as it is already committed to in other parts of the world Marshall confirmed that one plea by China has received a re sponse He said every effort is be ing made to speed shipments of arms and military equipment for which congress provided 000 during the year ending next April Both navy and commercial vessels are being used he said 5 Spent for Arms China however has spent all but about of the sum mostly for arms advanced from American military stocks In his letter to Mr Truman Chiang is understood to have asked in addition for an immedi ate restatement of American backing for his Nanking regime to be followed by larger material support Chiang also opened the door for direct American supervision of its military aid program with a re quest that it be headed up by an American of important stature Chinese sources said Nanking would like to have Gen Douglas MacArthur assigned that role Dock Strike Settled in East Coast Ports No Comment on Marshall Statement Nanking UR Hollington K Tong director of the Chinese gov ernments information office Thursday declined to comment on US Secretary of State George C Marshalls statement on American policy toward China Marshall said the situation in China is critical But he told a news conference in Washington Wednesday that the United States will proceed cautiously in trying to help the nationalist govern ment Other Chinese officials who did not wish to be named said the statement showed the Truman ad ministration had not yet arrived at any decisions on the American attitude during the current crisis They pointed out however that nothing in Marshalls statement could be taken as ruling out the possibility of immediate greater aid The general expectation here was that a more definitive state ment of policy is likely to be is sued by President Trumari in the near future Autry Gets Brands Mixed on Air Show Hollywood Autry got a little confused on Arthur God freys radio program and rival sponsors got some free plugs The cowboy has a radio show sponsored by Wrigley chewing a guest Wed nesday on Godfreys Chesterfield program As part of the banter Godfrey suggested to Gene that it will be mighty nice to light up a Chester field after Thanksgiving day din ner and then to make it taste bet ter chew a stick of Wrigleys Isnt that right Gene said Godfrey Yes replied the cowboy hero who doesnt smoke Theres noth ing like sitting back and chewing a dont mean that I mean sitting back and chewing a stick of Wrigley and lighting up a Lucky A flabbergasted Godfrey shot back Happy Beechnut to you too Rail Center Recaptured Fighting in China Shifts Southward Nanking government central news agency said Thurs day that nationalist troops have recaptured Suhsien key rail town 45 miles south of Suchow and have cleared the communists from a 20mile arc to the southeast The report said major fighting now has shifted southward and a big battle is raging on a 30mile Suhsien and Linpi east of the NankingSuchow rail way It was not clear if the recap ture of Suhsien had reopened rail way traffic along the 200mile stretch between Nanking and Su chow The report did not mention whether nationalists had recap tured the communistheld tracks north of Snhsien The new fighting came as Gen eralissimo Chiang KaiShek or dered his army public relations of ficers to be more accurate in their nationalist war communiques A reliable source said Chiang angered by exaggerated and confused releases on the progress of the Suchow battle In the last 2 days the releases have become noticeably more cautious in tone Prepares Union Purge Left Right Wings Wrangle for Power Portland Ore UR CIO was prepared Thursday to author ize its leaders to purge officials of small unions mostly in the left wing which have failed to or ganize a sizable bloc of workmen within their field of jurisdictions The factional fight over that issue was billed as the last big contest of the CIO convention which wrangled this week over many disputes dividing the left and right wings The overwhelming strength of the right wing led by CIO Presi dent Philip Murray has driven the leftists into a corner again and again But the big left wing unions United Electrical Workers and Harry Bridges Longshoremens and Warehousemens escaped any serious threats of punishment The small unions however were the targets of a special resolution headed for the floor of Thursdays holiday session o the convention It was expected to call for em powering the CIO executive board to take any action deemed neces sary short of revoking the char ters of existing unions to build CIO organizations in areas where it is now weak Murray set the stage for argu ment over the small unions in his keynote speech Monday when he singled out some CIO affiliates and said they had failed to carry out the CIO goal of organizing the unorganized To Give France Direct Voice in Control of Ruhr London United States and Britain have decided to give France a direct voice in allocation and management control of coal and steel in their section of oc cupied Germany the British for eign office reported Thursday A foreign office spokesman told a news conference that the U S and Britain have agreed the French government shall be in vited to become a member of the German coal control group and the steel control groups Up until now that direct rep resentation has been held up pending a proposed fusion of the French occupation zone in Ger many with those of the U S and Britain Nutritionists estimate that nine tenths of the human race lives and dies in food poverty 3 Military Men Take Over Caracas Caracas 3man military junta seized control of oilrich Venezuela Thursday after a week old government crisis and an nounced that Lt Col Carlos Del gado Chalbaud former minister of defense will serve as presi dent President R o m u 1 o Gallegos placed in office in the first direct election in Venezuelas history in December 1947 was reported under house arrest at his home The military announced he would be given all consideration due his office The ministry of defense denied broadcast reports from London that a general strike of oil work ers had broken out in Zulia State site of Venezuelas rich oil deposits in the Maracaibo area One report which could not be confirmed immediately said that Romulo Betancourt president of the democratic action party had taken refuge in a foreign embassy Taft Says He Might Resign Post Milan Italy Rob ert A Taft on vacation in Italy said Thursday there was a possibility he might resign as chairman of the senate republican policy committee when he returns to the United States I cannot state anything or take any decisions until I have con sulted my party Taft said when asked whether he would resign He grinned and added Of course there is a possibility of my resigning Taft arrived by automobile Wednesday night after a leisurely drive north from Naples and Rome He said he would continue to Switzerland Friday New Members of Congress Get Primer Washington primer for new congressmen has been mailed out to the 116 members of the freshman class of the 81rt con gress A pocketsize 7page pamphlet information for representatives elect has been coming out every 2 years since the early 1900s Before that the new boys had to ask somebody where to draw their first pay how to get an of fice and where to get those free special delivery postage stamps Information for representa tiveselect solves all these prob lems and then some It tells the new member when the house meets where to file his creden tials what to do about office space and committee assignments It informs him of his privileges including worth of free air mail and special delivery stamps worth of free stationery and 68 copies of the congressional rec ord to mail out to constituents About 58 per cent of the corn grown in this country is used in the corn wet milling industry II QUARANTINED BUT HAVE THANKSGIVING Salvation Army delivered a basket of Thanksgiving food to 3 persons quarantined in a trailertype home in Akron Ohio Pvt William Riley picks up the basket as the rest look on Soviet Bloc Charges West Would Wreck Berlin Plan Paris ranking soviet bloc sources charged Thursday the western powers are prepar ing to wreck a Berlin settlement to further their military plans in Europe This was eastern Europes un official reply to recent comments from western sources that there is little hope of success for cur rent efforts to end the Berlin crisis Decline Use of Names The accusations came from in formants close 10 the Russia dele gation and its satellites in the United Nations general assembly Those who commented refused to permit themselves to be identified by name or nationality These eastern diplomatic sources asserted in interviews that the United States Britain and France seem bent away any chance on throwing of a Berlin accord so that under cover of heightened tension in the German capital they can achieve these objectives Atlantic Pact 1 Push the projected north At lantic defense pact through the United States congress 2 Launch a program for re arming western Europe 3 Establish United States mili tary bases points at key continental Tot Chokes to Death on Pill 3 Year Old Osage Girl Dies at Family Home Osage Funeral services were pending Thursday for Rita 3 only child of Mr and Mrs Leo Carter who choked to death at the family home late Wednesday afternoon The little one had been taken to a doctor during the day and the pills had been given for a cold She died before help could arrive Surviving are the parents and grandparents Mr and Mrs Jack Metz Osage and Mr and Mrs Burton Carter Osage Mrs Car ter is the former Georgia Metz Report Sofoulis Condition Better Athens Themis tocles Sofoulis was reported im proving steadily Thursday after a heart attack in his office Wed nesday night which physicians at first feared might take his life The 88yearold premier was put to bed in his office converted into a hospital room after phys icians said they feared it would be fatal to move him North lowans Receive Legion Appointments Indianapolis Three North lowans received appointments on national boards of the American Legion in 1949 B C Sullivan Rockford was appointed to the law and order committee Henry O Talle De corah and Harry Greenberg Al gona were named members of the child welfare commission To Promote Child Health Education Washington wel fare leaders are ready to bombard the 81st congress with proposals for improving the health educa tion of children Representatives of various par ental and social service organiza tions meeting here agreed that the recent election was a man date for more social legislation And they said there should be special emphasis on child welfare Sponsored by the American parents committee the meeting heard speakers advocate legisla tion for such things as federal aid to education expanded lunch programs national child research and public school survey and construction George J Hecht chairman of the American parents commitee and publisher of Parents Mag azine said the 81st congress presents an unequal opportunity to enact legislation on behalf of our 46000000 children To Investigate Blast Which Kills 24 in Portugal Lisbon Um The Portuguese government Thursday ordered an inquiry into a blast at the Amoras explosives factory in which 24 workers were killed and 29 in jured The explosion occurred in an ammunition loading robm in which 12 women were working All workers in this room and in a 2nd adjoining room were killed Reports said that 100 workers mostly women were in the factory at the time Some of the injured are not expected to survive Fatally Injured in AutoTruck Crash Ike Elzie about of Mercer Mo was fatally in jured in the collision of a car and a truck on highway 65 4 miles north of Lineville Wednesday night Sheriff M E Kelley said Elzie was a passenger in a car driven by William Owens also of Mercer The men apparently had been hunting the sheriff said Owens was hospitalized in Cory don but his injuries were not be lieved critical The truck driver was not seriously hurt SAME ikMMn r Elizabeth Scheduled to Sail Sunday Union Members to Get 13Cent Hike in Hourly Wage New York agreed early Thursday on terms for ending the crippling east coast dockworkers strike The agreement subject to ap proval by union members was announced by Cyrus Ching head of the federal mediation and con ciliation service The announcement came on the 16th day of the strike which has paralyzed ports from Maine to Virginia and tied up hundreds of vessels on both sides of the At lantic As a result of the agreement Cunard White Star Line officials in Southampton England imme diately announced that the great liner Queen Elizabeth would sail Sunday About 1500 passengers have been awaiting a settlement in order to sail on the Elizabeth The sister liner Queen Mary will sail next Wednesday a week later than originally scheduled 13Cent Raise The agreement gives about 65 000 striking dockworkers a 13 cent hourly increase in pay ret roactive to Aug 21 when pre vious contracts expired However it is subject to ap proval by union members who will vote on the new terms Sat urday The membership previ ously rejected a 10cent hourly wage increase negotiated by their leaders precipitating the walk out 16 days ago Previously the AFL Interna tional Longshoremens association had demanded a 25cent hourly boost in the straight daytime pay rate of hourly Top Offer The employers top offer up to the time of the settlement Thurs day was 10 cents more an hour Ching flew here from Washing ton Wednesday to try to end the deadlock The agreement which came after a long night session is sub ject to ratification by the union members Ching said he was hopeful they will approve it No Witnesses for Hanging Execution of Jap Leaders to Be Secret Tokyo Douglas Mac Arthur and his subordinates failed to take action Tuesday on a re quest by foreign correspondents to witness the execution of Hideki Tojo and 6 other Japanese war lords The last official word from Mac Arthurs public ipformation office was that the executions will be secret The day hour and loca tion of the hangings also is a closely guarded secret It appeared that the end for Tojo and the others might come at any time A spokesman for the Japanese defense section of the allied war court said the defense attorneys can only express regret that their efforts were insufficient The Japan religious league noti fied its branches throughout the country to conduct prayers for world peace on the day of the execution The league also asked all Jap anese churches temples and shrines to hold prayers for ever lasting world peace Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and windy with light rain beginning late Thursday night and becoming mixed with snow Friday Colder ihursday night and Friday Low Thursday night near 28 High Friday near 34 Iowa Cloudy and colder day night and Friday with rain or snow likely extreme east por tion Low Thursday 25 north west to 35 southwest N MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics tor 24 hour period endinjr at 8 oclock Thursday moraiM Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 28 33 Trace Trace 25 14 ;

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