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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI NIWSfAMR THAT MAKES AH MORTW HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Pren United Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 30 1948 r AP WLrephoto PRESIDENT GREETED ON ARRIVAL AT WASHINGTON President Truman talks with Senator J Howard McGrath Leslie Biffle 2nd from left and Presidential Counsel Clark Clifford right on arrival at National airport in Washington Wednes day The president explains he was not worried by an hour delay in landing due to bad weather Catholics in Priest Arrest Are Expelled Vatican City JP A Vatican source said Thursday all Roman catholics who had anything to do with the arrest of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty primate of Hungary have been excommunicated The communistrun government of Hungary announced the arrest gf Cardinal Mindszenty last Mon day and accused him of plotting against the government spying treason and black market money dealings It said Mindszenty was a sponsor of Hungarian fascism Ten other church figures also are held Excommunication cuts members of the church off from all sacra ments As a punishment it is sur passed in church penalties only by the pronouncement of anathema ecclessiastical curse McGrath Wants Republicans to Leave Ives in Labor Post Bouline Goes to Prison for 1 Year Term Charles A Bouline Clear Lake will start the new year in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison He was given a one year sentence in district court Thursday morning by Judge William P Butler Bouline was convicted by a jury on a charge of assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury in connection with the death of Ole Hayseth at Clear Lake July 11 Before imposing the sentence the judge asked if attorneys had any statements to make County Attorney James R Brown replied that since a death was involved he did not feel that he could rec ommend anything but the maxi mum sentence of 1 year in the penitentiary The law was in tended to cover many types of as sault he pointed out and so gives the judge considerable discretion Bouline has a wife and 3 chil dren Defense Attorney M L Ma son told the judge He stressed also the fact that Bouline had not run away after the fight in an alley which resulted in Hayseths death but had remained until officers came and that he also seemingly had told on the witness stand a true story of the happenings as he remembered them It was within the courts discretion to grant a parole he said asking for what ever consideration the judge felt he could give Judge Butler told Bouline that he was aware Bouline did not go into the alley with the intention of killiing anyone He added that a man in your drunken condition is a very dangerous thing as this case proves and that Bouline ob viously had no control of his emo tions at the time Considering that a man was killed the judge said he could not impose less than the maximum sentence even though he was aware that the family sitting in the courtroom would suffer as much or more than Bouline Washington IP Democratic Senator McGrath HI said Thurs day he hopes GOP leaders can find a way to keep republican Serfator Ives N Y on the sen ate labor committee in the new congress Ives generally regarded as a labor relations expert is slated to be bumped from the committee when the democrats resume con trol next week 8 Democrats McGrath the democratic nation al chairman told a reporter the committee almost certainly will be made up of 8 democrats and 5 GOP members That would re verse the division whichprevailed in the republicandominated 80th congress In getting down to 5 members the republicans will have to drop only 2 from their labor roster because a 3rd member Senator Ball Minn was defeated in the November election Under a strict application of the seniority rule the axe would catch both Ives and Senator Jenner Ives could stay only if some other republican with great er seniority yielded his place No Stepping Aside So far there is no indication that anyone will step aside But McGrath calling Ives one of the ablest men on labor matters the republicans have expressed the hope GOP leaders will ar range to let him keep his com mittee post One reason the democrats want Ives retained is that he led a sue Beardsley Education Board Meet Des Moines delegation from the Iowa state board of ed ucation met again with GovElect William S Beardsley this week in an attempt to show that its 1949 50 budget askings are not exces sive The meeting followed reports that Beardsley was disturbed over the requests of the board for the next biennium Taking part in the unscheduled budget hearing last Monday were Henry Shull Sioux City board president W S Rupe Ames board member and David Dancer sec retary A proposed budget of a year for operating its 5 institu tions including the University of and Iowa State college has been filed by the board This is double the appropriations made by the 1947 legislature for the board Sees End to Negev Area Hostilities Jewish Sources Say Military Objectives Already Attained Tel Aviv UR A spokesman for the Israeli foreign office said Thursday that fighting in the Negev probably would be ended by the time the United Nations security councils ceasefire order reached the Israeli government The official order is expected to arrive some time Thursday By the time it arrives there will be no cause for firing the spokes man said Tight Censorship Maintaining the censorship on the battle of the Negev the mili tary spokesman said the situation there was practically unchanged and all other sectors were quiet Military circles said the week old Negev battle was successful These sources indicated most Jewish objectives had been at tained Reports from Cairo said the Jews had attempted to make a wide sweeping encirclement movement around the Egyptian right flank in he Negev The attempt was de feated the Egyptian report said Flanking Movement The Cairo report said the flank ing movement was attempted with tanks and armored cars Egyptian planes inflicted heavy losses on the armored column this report said Reports that a Jewish force had driven 25 miles inside Egypt com ing within 7 miles of El Arish on the Mediterranean coastal road were denied cua Israeli spokes man He did not elaborate on the denial Wait for Decisions on Continuing War Indonesians Reject Talks Say Prisoners Must Be Released Prices on Food Show Drastic Cut Retail Figures Keeping Pace With Wholesale Costs By UNITED PRESS Grocers and butchers have slashed prices of basic foodstuffs drastically during the last 6 months in line with a correspond ing decline in wholesale food prices a survey of 25 cities re vealed Thursday The statistical firm of Dun and Bradstreet reported Wednesday that wholesale food prices dropped more than 14 per cent in 1948 as result of a 23week decline from the alltime high reached July 13 The Dun and Bradstreet index for the week ended Dec 28 stood at compared to the July 13 peak of Follow Decline Thursdays survey conducted by the United Press showed that retail prices generally have kept pace with wholesale prices on the decline The only item to show an in crease in the average retail price was milk But even in this case Gross and Family Move Into New Washington Residence re the im L cessful fight in the 80th congress to keep certain unionrestricting provisions out of the TaftHartley law Production of 1949 Chevrolets to Start Jan 10 Cincinnati UR New 1949 Chevrolet passenger cars will start rolling off the assembly line at the General Motors plant at Norwood on Jan 10 company officials an nounced Thursday The plant will return to produc tion and normal employment after a holiday week shutdown for m and changeover Morrell Sales Reach Record Packing Firm in Annual Report Ottumwa and oper ating revenues of John Morrell Co meat packers reached a rec ord high of in the fiscal year ended Oct 30 Presi dent G M Foster reported to stockholders Thursday The pre vious high was set last year Net income of wmch included an dividend from the firms English subsidiary equalled per share compared with a net of equal to a share last year Stockhold ers received a share or a total of in dividends New records were set for dol lar volume of sales amounts paid for livestock and wages paid to employes Foster reported He said that through its 3 plants at Ottumwa Sioux Falls S Dak and Topeka Kans the company paid for livestock and produce or approxi mately 80 per cent of sales rev enue compared to 7169 per cent in 1941 His report listed the companys current assets at and its liabilities at Net worth of the firm climbed to a new peak of Expen ditures for plant additions and improvements totaled approxi mately during the year Foster observed that some de cline in tonnage volume resulted from the 104 week CIOUPA Given New Post With Phone Firm Omaha Russell B Gray former lowan was appointed Thursday as assistant to the pres ident of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company Russell Hop ley president said Gray will be in charge of busi ness research and rate and regu latory matters He succeeds A F Jacobson who recently was elected vicepresident in charge of Nebraska and South Dakota op erations Since June of 1946 Gray has been commercial engineer at com pany headquarters here Previous ly he had served both as district commercial and district branch manager at Waterloo Iowa Graduate of Grinnell college Grinnell Iowa Gray became as sociated with telephone work in 1924 at Storm Lake Iowa Until his appointment at Waterloo he did commercial and plant work in Iowa Paris Indonesian public will not deal with Dutch while its leaders are prisoned Indonesian delegate N Palar said here Thursday Palar who represented his country at the United Nations meetings which ended Wednes day told a news conference No negotiations with the Dutch are possible as long as the leaders of the republic are imprisoned and as long as the Dutch troops have not been withdrawn to the original truce lines President Soekarno and other Indonesian leaders were captured when the Dutch took their capital Jogjakarta Dec 19 Wednesday the security council got a report that they had been assigned resi dence in mountain resorts out side Java Dutch Ambassador Jan Herman Van Royen said they would be re leased if they promised not to make trouble This would be done he told the council after military action is over in the Jan 2 or 3 The United States Russia and other nations ex pressed displeasure Wednesday night at the Dutch statement the increase amounted to only fourtenths of a cent Here is a table showing the average prices on various food items Thursday as compared with July 13 Today July 13 Hamburger per Ib 539 cents 624 cents Lamb 668 cents 766 cents TBone 837 cents Bacon 671 cents 759 cents Butter 739 cents 876 cents Potatoes 5 Ibs Milk qt By ROBERT H LYON Washington D R Gross new representative of the 3rd Ipwa district in congress and his family are busy settling down in their new home here I roved Washington and near by towns for 2 weeks until I found this house Rep Gross said in a visit with this reporter Then I sent for the rest of the family in Waterloo We moved in here Dec the rain he added The Gross address is 1721 Gir ard street N E The home is a new 2story 6 room brick house It is 3 miles from the United States capitol and house office building where Mr Gross will work Mail Floods In Mail has been flooding the Gir ard street residence and as the congressman said Its not all Christmas cards Im anxious to open my rooms in the House Of fice building he emphasized so Ill have some place to answer these letters from constituents and other people I have other duties to fulfill there also As it is I have to wait until a defeated represent ative from the old congress moves out Mr Gross will attend prelimi nary meetings of congressmen this week From their house Mrs Gross walks 2 blocks to large grocery stores and Alan 11 can see his grade school from their living room window Phil 15 is 20 min 247 cents 266 cents 209 cents 205 cents Some retailers said they ex pect the trend to continue into the new year utes by streetcar from a large city high school Mr and Mrs Gross said they are satisfied with the rent and food prices they pay here that they are about the same as in Wat erloo On Christmas day the family was invited to the home of Mr and Mrs Edward Jarvis she be Tremors Continue to Shake Reno Reno Nev air lines railroads and buslines re ported an departures unusual number of from capital Thursday mg Cuts Sentence for Robbery in North Iowa Des Moines Robert D Blue Thursday cut the life sen tence of Peter H Peters sentenced in Mitchell county in 1941 for en tering a bank with intent to rob to 50 years The commutation the 15th made by Blue this week opened the way to parole eligibility for Peters He was 21 years old when sentenced When the governor cut the life sentences of 13 Fort Madison pris oners and 1 Anamosa reformatory inmate to definite terms of years earlier this week he said they were the only commutations he 48 fBremer county republican would make with one possible exception out of a total of some 60 cases studied by the parole board and a special committee The cases of the prisoners whose terms were cut by Blue will be re viewed by the parole board begin ning in February to determine whether they should be paroled the former Sarah Glass of Cresco Iowa Mrs Gross home Well and Happy The Grosses seem well and hap py Mr Gross seems eager to start representing the 3rd district na tionally Although Phil and Alan at tended school here for only a few days before Christmas recess they noticed differences from the Wat erloo schools Phils first impression of high school was that it was 3 times as large as the one he attended at home Studies being much the same however he was not con fused thing I dont like about school here Phil said is lunch time is at instead of 12 so my mouth waters overtime tremor which came morning Prof Vin Republican Leader Dies of Heart Attack Sumner Wilharm chairman whose wife is assistant chairman of the republican state central committee died Wednes day of a heart attack Wilharm operated a produce firm here He was formerly Sum ner postmaster Funeral services are scheduled Saturday May Ask Extension of Rent Controls for 2 More Years Washington 2 year ex tension of the rent control law may be asked of congress A spokesman for Housing Ex pediter Tighe Woods said Thurs day that is a possibility if a cur rent study of housing supply indi cates a longterm shortage He said Woods has informed staff members that 2year legis lation is being seriously consid this divorce as earthquake tremors continued to shake the area with minor shocks recorded about every 30 minutes Residents of this city of 30000 wondered if the series of small disturbances were advance warn ing of a destructive quake The big question on everyones lips was whens the big one com ing So far the widespread shocks shaking the earth in western Nevada and northern California had caused only minor damage and no loss of life The first jolt in the series was a severe Wednesday cent Gianella University of Ne vada seismologist placed the epicenter of the shakeup 12 miles west of Reno The jolt opened 2 pencilwidth cracks in the earth one across U S Highway 40 just east of the NevadaCalifornia line Brunt of the shakeup was borne by the small town of Verdi pop 250 where damage was estimated at or James Campion engineer in charge of the transmitter for FM statiou KWRN located on 8270 foot Peavine mountain 7 miles north of Reno said that the build ing there was receiving gentle tremors every 4 or 5 minutes The transmitter is the highest in the United States The building is bedded in solid rock which rises directly from a major fault Chiang and Leaders in Conference Comparative Quiet Reigns on Front as Reds Watch Wait Nanking China Thurs day awaited a decision by Presi dent Chiang KaiShek and his top military commanders whether the new year will be ushered in by continuing war or peace The decision Nanking sources said may be made at a conference of Chiang and his top military men here The militarists gathered from all parts of China reportedly to decide whether to keep trying to stop the victorious communists or bid for peace On the war front itself there was comparative strange quiet for China which has known countless wars through the cen turies and has been involved in almost continuous strife since the 1911 revolution when Sun Yat Sen overthrew the Manchu dynasty Watch Conference The communists themselves seemed to be watching the Nan king conference with great inter est Their forces now besieging Peiping Tientsin Taiyuan and the approaches to Nanking itself reportedly were regrouping If the Chiang decision is to con tinue the war an all out attack by the communists might burst with great fury in early January They hold almost all of north China above the Yangtze and are not likely to let the advantage slip while the hard pressed Chiang tries to mold new armies and de fenses below the broad river at Nankings doorstep Chiangs decision which will af fect directly the lives of 450000 000 Chinese may be world shak ing Already one of the largest bat tles in Chinese least on been fought between 1000000 combatants around Su chow That battle still simmering with remnants of 100000 national ists surrounded by the reds was lost by Chiang Urge Surrender Field reports from the encircled force 50 miles south of Suchow said the reds were bombarding the government troops with loud speaker appeals to surrender De sertions from the government force there are said to run around 200 a day Airlift supplies are being sent to the trapped government forces But the communists have turned automatic and artillery weapons on the planes forcing them to higher altitudes and consequent inaccuracies in their supply drops Some of the supplies are now fall ing in the communist lines ered but will not mended until the known be recom are strike at its Ottumwa and Topeka plants last spring He said basic wage rates for unskilled male la bor are now an hour in Mor rell plants and that for the most part relations with our employes have been excellent There were 8731 persons employed by the firm as the fiscal year jyided Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday 15 High Friday 32 Iowa Increasing cloudiness with slowly rising temperature Thurs day night Friday partly cloudy and windy warmer south and east portions Low Thursday night 1520 Minnesota Cloudy and warmer Thursday night with a little light snow northeast portion Friday partly cloudy colder ex treme north Rather windy north portion Thursday night IN MASON CTY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 May Extend Assessments ITU Members Finance Strikes oclock Thursday morning Maximum Minimum 22 11 below At 8 a m Thursday 11 below YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 23 AP Wirephoto ROAD 3story frame house being moved to a new site in Elizabeth N J has abandoned temporarily in the middle of a residential street When wet live wires loomed in their path workmen decided to halt the moving project until the wires were dry The house is 3 blvjcks from its destination Chicago Woodruff Ran dolph president of the AFL In ternational Typographical union Thursday advised the unions 87000 members it may be neces sary to extend strike assessments beyond February 1949 The union membership voted the assessment last February to finance ITU strikes against 48 newspapers in 29 cities in the United States Canada and Alaska Included is the strike of the Chi cago Typographical union local 16 whose 1500 members walked out of the composing rooms of Chicagos dailies Nov 24 1947 Writing in the current issue of the Typographical Journal the ITU periodical Randolph said that as matters shape up now it may be necessary for members to vote to extend the 4i per cent strike assessment after next Feb ruary A report by Don Hurd ITU secretarytreasurer showed that union expenditures from Aug 22 1947 to Nov 24 1948 first an niversary of the Chicago strike totaled Of this sum was expended in Chicago Kurds financial report showed union funds total only as of Nov 20 1948 The weekly 4J per cent assessment on ITU members plus a 4 per cent strike assessment in effect prior to Feb ruary 1947 brought the union an estimated a month Woman Killed in Jeep Accident Story City Mrs Glenn Dudley 51 of Nashua riding in a jeep was killed Wednesday night in a 3car collision a half mile north of here on highway 69 Highway Patrolman M e 1 v i n Hove said Mrs Dudley and her husband were riding in a jeep The jeep skidded on the slippery highway Hove said and clipped 2 cars traveling in the opposite direction Dies After Crash on Christmas Eve Des Mones Raymond Dawson 57 Des Moines injured in a Christmas eve accident died at a Des Moines hospital Wednes day Her husband was injured fatally in the same crash The automobile went out of con trol on highway 64 near Dallaf Center and crashed into a sign post QUEUILLE ILL Paris r e m i e r Henri Queuille 64 was ill Thursday with the grippe He was stricken in the French senate Wednesday afternoon SAME Bteck ttoc trulfU ta j   

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