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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPCR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18 1949 This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION IMilir No MINISTER TO HUNGARY ENROUTE Chapin recalled U S minister to Budapest is greeted by U S Minister to Austria John G Erhardt on his arrival Thursday at Tullin Air base near Vienna Chap in was recalled to Washington for consultations after his withdrawal was asked by the Hungarian government af ter the recent trial of Cardinal Mindszenty Trucking Industry Asks for TaftHartley Law Retention Washington trucking industry Friday asked congress to keep the TaftHartley act as a means of protecting American cit ies against strikes of truck drivers Edgar S Idol general counsel of American trucking associations told the senate labor committee that our labor is organized to a point where the teamsters union can by a strike close down motor transportation in any metropolitan area Law Works He said the present labor law works He gave instances For example Idol said that for merly in New York City local 807 of the AFL Teamsters union con sistently sidetracked the employer bargaining group and ordered a citywide strike simultaneously making favorable agreements with individual employers who were willing to sacrifice their longterm interests He said the situation was dif ferent last year because Taft Hartley requiers unions to bargain with representatives chosen by the employers Union Strategy He testified that the usual un ion strategy was followed but when local 807 bypassed the em ployer group this group filed an unfair labor practice charge ac cusing the union of refusal to bargain and local 807 promptly returned to the conference table A spokesman for the retail store industry also testified in favor of a long string of TuftHartley pro visions This industry with its millions of nonunion employes is faced with big organizing drive by CIO and AFL unions Witness in Turn Against Axis Sally Washington UR A defense witness turned unexpectedly against Mildred Axis Sally Gil lars Friday and accused her of threatening him and other Ameri can soldiers in a wartime German prison camp The witness was former GI Gunnar S Drangsholt of Chicago now a student at Northwestern university He told the jury trying Miss Gillars for treason that she visited the nazi prison camp where he was being held in March 1944 and was cursed out of the stockade by the prisoners As she eft he said she called back angrily You are most ungrateful Amer cans and you will regret this Drangsholt said the prisoners were shouting defiant and vile names at the defendant Union Rejects Pay Raise Offer Philadelphia Strike Goes Into 8th Day Philadelphia The CIO Transport Workers union Friday flatly refused to settle Philadel phias transit strike for a 4th round wage increase of 7 cents an hour The strike of 11000 subway trolley and bus operators went into its 8th day with the union and the Philadelphia Transportation company 6 cents apart on wages Some relief came to Philadel phias millions however with the end of a 3 day walkout by AFL Yellow Cab drivers Scattered fist fighting punctuated resumption of cab operations Mayor Bernard Samuel got the PTC to boost its wage offer to 7 cents at an emergency strike meeting while the TWU lowered its demands to 13 cents There ne gotiations snagged again Samuel then went to the unions rank and file with a plea for ac ceptance of the company offer to end this devastating strike Rescue Elderly Man From Fire Sioux City JP Firemen res cued ah 82yearold man from his burning home here Thursday night after fire broke out when a gasoline stove exploded George McCarty the victim was in serious condition Friday at a hospital He suffered burns about the head face and neck a hos pital attendant said Robert Hirsch assistant lire chief said McCarty was uncon when firemen pulled him of the blazing home They revived him before he was taken to the hospital Say Vatican Courier Held Said to Be Taking Message to Bishops Budapest Vatican cour ier who was sent into Hungary after the arrest of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty is being held under detention by Hungarian police authoritative sources here said Friday The courier who was identified only as a Hungarian named Moczi was said by these sources to have jeen carrying a letter from Pope Pius XII when he was picked up He was said to have been as signed to visit catholic bishops in Hungary and show them the let ter which was said to urge that they resist reaching any agree ment between the Catholic church and the Hungarian government Cardinal Mindszenty was found guilty of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment last week His case has been appealed to the supreme court of Hungary The Vatican courier apparently was sent into Hungary well be fore the cardinals trial but after his arrest on Dec 26 The sources which reported his detention said he arrived in early January Sees Nothing Dangerous in Price Falls Norse Says Trend Is Process Toward Disinflation Washington UR President Trumans chief economic adviser counseled the nation Friday to avoid the jitters over recent price declines He described the price changes as a process of dis inflation rather than a basic trend toward depression Dr Edwin G Norse chairman of the council of economic ad visers discussed the outlook with Mr Truman Friday He told reporters later that while he did not want to disagree with Mr Truman the current price declines did not add up to a levelling off process That was the way the chief executive de scribed the situation at a news conference Thursday It is not a levelling off situa tion but we find ourselves in a period of disinflation he said He added that this meant a re laxation of inflationary pressures instead of a plunge downward to ward a recession He expressed hope and confi dence that the national economy would stabilize at a level higher than prewar conditions but lower than the inflationary peaks If the country gets into a jittery stage he said it might snowball into a recession Negotiate on VA Contract Claim Government Overcharged by ISC Des Moines veterans administration is negotiating an advanced payments contract with Iowa State college for veterans educational costs P G Frasier VA official here said Friday Frasier said this contract was being negotiated to relieve a hard ship at the school where payments have been held up by the federal government since last fall because of a dispute over the colleges formula for computing education al costs The VA pays registration fees for studentveterans and also helps to defray the colleges educational costs under the GI bill educational program Frasier said that under the pro posed contract the VA would put into the hands of the college 75 per cent of the veterans educa tional bill for the fall and winter quarters But from that amount will be deducted the which the general accounting office in its audit said the college had over charged the government Frasier said AP Wirephoto NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT James McGrath of New York professor of education at the University of Chicago Thursday was nominated by President Truman to be U S commissioner of education Prof McGrath will succeed John W Studebaker For 3 years before groin to Chicago Doctor Mc Grath served as dean of liberal arts at the University of Iowa He came to Iowa from the Uni versity of Buffalo Call Acheson for Pact Study Truman Supports Position of U S Washington ff The senate foreign relations contmittee called in Secretary of State Acheson Fri day for a study of just how to word the proposed Atlantic defense treaty Achesons testimony was sought in a closed session called by Chair man Connally It is my understanding that the language which the department is proposing will be laid before the committee Connally told a re porter He added that if the committee approves the wording the treaty proposal is expected to be sub mitted at once to other nations in on the negotiations These include Canada and 5 western European Britain France the Netherlands anc Luxembourg President Truman reaffirmed a1 a news conference Thursday thai American policy calls for the agreement to provide Unmistak able proof of the joint determina ion of the free countries to resisl armed attack from any quarter Boy Killed When Hit by Truck Denver Iowa fP Martin Wintz 12 son of Mr and Mrs L R Wintz living near Denver was killed about a m Friday when he was struck by a truck near the school he attended 2 miles east of the highway 633 junction miles east of Waverly The highway patrol said the truck was driven by Charles West cott 53 of Oelwein According to the highway patrol Martins father had taken Martin and his twin Marvin to school and Martin ran around the car and directly into the path of the on coming truck 8 Die in Plane Crash in Argentina Buenos Aires wreck age of an American C47 plane which disappeared Thursday was found Friday 60 miles west of Salta in northern Argentina All 8 persons aboard it were killed in the crash Brig Gen B H Hovey air at tache of the American embassy here announced finding of the crashed plane which was assigned to his office He said the plane was enroute here from Panama and should have reached Salta at p m Thursday A radio message from it was heard at the Antofogasta Chile airport about an hour be fore that time and no further word was received Hoveydid not indicate whether all those aboard the plane were Americans and said names of the dead would be withheld pending notification of the next of kin Dies After Being Struck by Auto Davenport P Injuries in curred last Saturday night when struck by an automobile at an in tersection here Friday resulted in the death of Fred McCrellis 68 of Davenport He died in a hospital early Fri day and was Davenports and Scott countys first traffic victim of the year Olivia DeHaviland Expecting 1st Baby Hollywood UR Movie Star Olivia De Haviland announced Friday she expects a baby in Au gust It will be the stars first child She married Author Marcus Good rich Aug 26 1946 in West Port Conn SAME fUf Biesai U Home of Night Club Is Hit by Blast Beverly Hills Cal bomb early Friday destroyed the entire front end of the home of H D Hover owner of Giros night club and popular manaboutHolly wood police reported No one was injured but the blast shook all Beverly Hills anc shattered windows for 5 blocks The bomb was thrown into the front bedroom and blew the fron end of the house clear across thi street officers said Hover wa sleeping in a back bedroom Hover former partner of Pro ducer Earl Carroll and veteran o many years in show business said he was having no labor troubles and had no idea who threw the bomb Cold Helps Halt Floods in Northwest New Storm Moving Into Northern Plains Hits Wyoming By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colder weather helped check the rash of floods and snow slides in parts of the Pacific northwest Fri day as a new blast of snow and winds punched weathergroggy Wyoming Lower temperatures in the flooded inland areas of the Pacific northwest reduced the flow of water from the rain swollen streams and snowslides But floods threatened the coastal area where temperatures were higher Hit by Storm Wyoming pounded almost daily by snow and wind storms for weeks was in the path of the fresh mass of cold air which spread into the northern plains The strong northerly winds and blowing snow struck the northeastern part of the state and reblocked newly cleared roads The mercury fell rapidly after Thursdays readings of above freezing The storm moved into Montana and North Dakota and the mer cury plunged to below zero in some areas It fell to 5 below at Lewiston Mont and dropped 29 degrees in 6 hours at Minot N Dak The cold wave was headed for the north central states and the U S weather bureau said temperatures would drop to 15 be low in northern Minnesota Friday night Temperatures were much high er over the central states and sea sonable in most other sections of the country The only rain belts were in Washington and Oregon and along the central and west gulf coast Roads Flooded The rains in western Washing ton and Oregon left many high ways flooded Snow slides blocked roads through passes in the Cas cade mountains But transcontin ental trains resumed service through the Washingtonmoun tains The colder weather in northern Idaho temporarily halted the slides that threatened the mountainous area Meanwhile the job of clearing roads and feeding stranded live stock in the western blizzard states progressed The air forces haylift in Nevada ended after 25 days and 25 Flying Boxcars were to return to their home bases The planes dropped 1800 tons of hay to the 300000 sheep and cattle stranded in the Ely Nev area since the service started Jan 24 Urges Good Test of 1948 Farm Bill Repeats Platform for School Aid Des Moines William S Beardsley Thursday night rer peated his campaign platform of adopting a permanent program of 25 per cent state aid to schools He told a dinner of the Des Moines Education association schools must be secure in the knowledge they will have adequate support down through the years If they can be secure in the knowl edge of permanent aid they can go ahead and expand their facili ties Beardsley said the practice of operating the educational system solely on a property tax basis has become outmoded AP Wirephoto AMATEUR Mrs Arturo Gay former model walks down an Essex county New Jersey court house corridor Thursday loaded with documents she is us ing in arguing her own property recovery case against her father a retired army colonel Paul Horton of Montclair and her stepmother Mrs Gay says she cant afford to hire a lawyer Iowa House Adjourns for Weekend After Road Debate Des Moines UR The Iowa house adjourned for the weekend Friday after a 2hour debate on a bill to set up a road use tax fund and a formula for distributing state money for primary and sec ondary roads and city streets The house declined to hold an afternoon session to complete ac tion on the measure backed by the interim road study commit tee Debate Friday morning centered around whether money should be allocated to counties on a need or area basis Supporters of the area system challenged the constitu tionality of a section of the mea sure that would allocate money on a need basis By a 74 to 20 vote the house refused to make a bill providing county option on beer a special or der of business for next Thursday The house roads and highways committee introduced a bill that would require the weight of auto accessories to be included in the weight of a car for licensing pur poses The bill also provides that the license for a car already li censed 5 times would cost only 75 per cent of the price of a new li cense 6 times 50 per cent and 8 times 10 per cent The senate passed a houseap proved resolution designating U S highway 75 in Iowa as the Blue Star Memorial highway Legisla tion introduced in the upper chamber included a measure to in crease the membership of the state vocational education board from 3 to 7 The proposed board would represent agriculture merchandis ing homemaking industry labor and public schools A bill introduced by Senator De vere Watson R Council Bluffs would exempt workers covered by the federal railway labor act from the 1947 prohibiting secondary and jurisdictional strikes AP Wirephoto BUS CRASH VICTIMS aid is given to a man injured Thursday in the collision of a bus and an interurban streetcar in Loo Angeles Two others among 14 injured persons await treatment Police quoted the streetcar motorman as saying his air brakes failed Italian Labor Group Calls 2Hour Strike Rome communist led chamber of labor called a 2 hour general strike in the capital Friday in protest against bloody fighting between police arid strik ers Thursday A chamber spokesman said the from 4 to 6 p be preceded by a 30 minute streetcar stoppage About 30 persons were wounded in Thursdays clash between police and paper mill workers at Isola Liri 50 miles south of Rome The communistdominated gen eral confederation of labor CGIL has called a national 24hour strike of typographical workers to begin Friday night The stoppage would prevent printing of Saturdays newspapers The CGIL has also caleld a 12 hour general strike in Sicily on Feb 21 to protest collapse of ne gotiations in a 45 day old miners strike Prominent Jap Wants Cheap Beer Tokyo Yoshida son of Premier Shigeru Yoshida and an English authority at Tokyo University said Friday that what Japan needs is a good 50sen jug of beer Fifty sen is equivalent to one sixth of an American penny Yoshida is campaigning to have beer taken off the luxury list and sold at a price the average man can afford Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with falling temperatures Friday night Clearing and cold Satur day Low Fr1 v night near zero High Saturj 8 abovev Iowa Considerably colder north and west portion by Friday eve ning Partly cloudy and much colder Friday night and Satur day Low Friday night 510 ndrthwest to 1520 southeast Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperature will range below normal with lows averaging near 9 above north and 16 south High readings will average 28 north and 36 south Colder Sat urday with slowly rising tem peratures Monday through Wednesday Precipitation will average of an inch water content occurring aslight snow Wednesday Minnesota Cold wave Friday night with temperatures falling to 10 below south by Saturday morning Clearing with dimin ishing winds Friday night Sat urday fair and cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 36 Minimum 29 At 8 a m Friday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 21 Kline Speaks Before Farm Institute Believes Higher Support Would Bring Controls on Acreage By THOR JENSEN Des 1948 farm bill should be given a good try before the farmer insists on higher sup port levels suggested Allan B Kline president of the American Farm Bureau federation asthe opening speaker at the national farm institute in Des Moines Fri day The lowan based his advice on the belief that higher supports would mean marketing quotas and marketing quotas in turn would mean acreage controls The tre mendous productive capacities of agriculture should not be so re stricted he suggested The most important factor af fecting agriculture Kline con tinued is a high production per man for the rest of society and a well distributed real income By real income he added he means purchasing power Dumping Place The head of the food and agri culture division of EGA the Mar shall plan D A Fitzgerald warned against the selfish desire in the U S to use EGA as a dump ing place for things we dont want Likewise there is a selfish opposi tion to importing things which we produce ourselves If you want to sell corn and wheat to Denmark you must either let the Danes sell their butter here or give them the dollars to buy he added There are only 2 ways to main tain our own high level of exporti to western Europe he continued Let the U S taxpayer continue to foot the bill or help Europe earn the dollars to pay for our goods Billion In its first year of existence EGA has spent billion of the U S taxpayers money Fitzgerald pointed out What have we got for it He asked and immediate ly asked another question What is the purpose of the Marshall plan did we want to get for it His answer was A sound solv ent progressive economy in west ern Europe is essential to the eco nomic and political interests of the U S and essential to world peace At least 3 or 4 countries in western Europe would now be communistic if it were not for the Marshall plan Fitzgerald de clared Best Customer Western Europe is our best customer he continued and if your buyer is broke it may not be long before youre in the same pickle The 14 countries and 270 million people included in the Marshall plan before the war imported about a 3rd of the food consumed Population has increased aporox imately 10 per cent in the last 10 years he added so they cant possibly produce even the food needed for a minimum standard of living Of the billions spent in the last year threefourths was spent in the U S half of it for food and the other half for raw mate rials fuel and industrial equip ment Nearly million was for which made the difference between a reasonable level of food consumption in Europe and an in tolerable level he declared 80 Per Cent Western Europe is now eating about 80 per cent as many as we are and about 50 per cent of it is bread and potatoes com pared with about 25 per cent in the U S said Fitzgerald who introduced as one of the worlds foremost authorities on food The food consumption he added is sufficient however to maintain the strength to work and the hope necessary for them to work Productivity abroad is the basic element in our export potential he concluded but the advantages of Marshall plan exports to the American producer must be our secondary concern Most Stable Agriculture is the most stable production in America declared Kline and we need never worry about it Others have a stable price and an unstable production He warned that if American farmers store as much corn in 194950 as they have this year the supply will equal even the most enthusiastic desires e v er sug gested If grain U sold for food the fanner gets only a few cenU of the consumers dWlar he point ed out If the grate if converted into livestock the fanner gets more than half of the consumers dollar   

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