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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 29 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 171 House Rejects Move to Go Back to Wagner Labor Bill AP Wirephoto RUSSIAN VISITS BRITISHHELD Russian major leaves the Char lottenburg canal lockhouse in the British sector of Berlin Thursday after a visit to check the locks Two British military policemen watch as the major leaves A tem porary truce was drawn Friday on the blockade issue on canal traffic newly raised by the Russians Truce Reigns in Berlins Barge Battle Berlin truce was ar ranged Friday in Berlins battle of the barges Two Russian officers who had attempted to halt traffic in the British sector canal locks Thurs day and Wednesday returned Fri day and announced they had or ders not to cause any trouble and not to interfere with British traffic in the canals British officers on the scene said they understood the dispute was being referred to higher author ity for settlement Armed British military police still stood guard on the locks and barge traffic con tinued unmolested Five RussiansCarrying side arms wh0 had announced their intention to remain at the canal locks to stop barges lacking soviet registry pulled out during the night leaving the British in sole command until the 2 soviet offi cers showed up Friday morning Sp Rail Union urns Board Findings Chicago engi neers notified President Truman Friday that they have turned down the recommendations of his factfinding board in a threatened strike against 15 western railroads The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers late Thursday rejected the factfinding boards report de nying them the right to put a 2nd engineer on big Diesel locomo tives The rejection left the union free to call a strike May 11 when all cooling off provisions of the national railway labor act will have expired But union officials refused to say whether a walkout Washington house fused emphatically Friday simply to repeal the TaftHartley law and go back to the original Wagner labor relations act The proposal was made by Rep Marcantonio ALN but was voted down The house got around to its first votes after 4 days of debate on a new labor law Still ahead was the big whether a substitute offered by Rep Wood DGa would be taken instead of the administra tions bill The roll call count against the Marcantonio proposal was 275 to 87 A house leader said privately Friday President Truman lost votes for the administration labor it in with Apolitical patronage in a news conference statement But the democratic chieftain said he still expected the adminis tration to win the laborlaw show down due in the house Friday The president indicated to news men Thursday that only lawmak ers who support the democratic repeal of the TaftHartley hope to have their choices named to fed eral offices in their districts The southerners at whom the 3 Trainmen Die in Georgia Wreck B Manchester Ga f Three trainmen were killed in an Atlan tic Coast Line freight train wreck near Manchester Friday Rescue workers recovered the body of one man Railroad of ficials at the scene said 2 others were still trapped in the wreck age The officials said the train hit a washout caused by 2 days of ex cessive rain The freight pulled by a Diesel was enroute from Chicago to Miami To Resume Blockade Lift Talk Malik Thought to Have Received More Orders From Moscow Flushing N Y and soviet representatives will re sume their discussions on the Ber lin blockade in New York Friday the Unrted States delegation to the United Nations announced The surprise meeting was ar ranged by U S Ambassadorat Large Philip C Jessup after a telephone call from soviet UN Del egate Jacob A Malik Friday morning The meeting will be held at Maliks office The announcement of the meet ing indicated that Malik had re ceived further instructions from Moscow regarding plans to lift the Berlin blockade and call a meet ing of the big 4 council of for eign ministers on Germany Malik on Wednesday gave his oral as surances that the Soviets would accept a proposal to simultaneous ly lift the soviet blockade the western counterblockade and set a date for a foreign ministers con ference Porter McKeever spokesman for the U S delegation to the UN reported that Jessup arrived in New York earlier Friday enroute to Norfolk Conn to attend the funeral of his wifes uncle former Senator Frederick C Walcott He stopped by his office and while he was there he received a telephone call from the soviet del egation asking him if he would come by and see Mr Malik Mc Keever said He cancelled his plans to at tend the funeral and will see Malik in his office Friday after noon McKeever said Jessup would have no comment on the confer ence until he had an opportunity to report to Secretary of State Dean Acheson He also will re Reds Seize Railway Town in Push South port to Sir Alexander Cadogan Britains representative to the UN and Jean Chauvel French dele gate would be called James P Shields assistant grand chief engineer of the union said President Truman is being notified of the rejection He hinted that the union expects some fur ther government action to stave off a strike The strike date May 11 is the same one set for a nationwide walkout last year by the engineers and 2 other unions representing firemen and switchmen But last years strike was called off when the government seized the railroads The decision to reject the fact finding boards recommendation was made by general chairmen of the union from each of the roads involved 15 comment was primarily aimed were furious And democratic leaders who have been busy for weeks trying to line up votes for their TaftHartley repeal measure acknowledged that Mr Trumans statement hurt One of them ask ing not to be identified said He lost us some votes We have had to go around and do over again some of the work we thought we had settled 2 days ago Berlin Youths in Street Riot Berlin IP Several hundred communist and anticommunist German youths clashed in bloody street fighting Friday morning A number of reds were hospital ized after the battle which was broken up by fighting took place in the American sector near the soviet sector border The communists claimed their opponents tried to break up their preMay day meeting in the American occupied borough of Tempelhof The communist press charged American military police inspired the disorders American authorities said no al lied personnel was involved American public safety officers said the communist free German youth organization had been given permission to hold a meeting They said that scores of those attending the meeting came from the Rus sian sector and this invasion created resentment among the anticommunists The ruckus stirred fears of fur ther clashes Sunday when com munist and anticommunist trade j union federations plan to stage rival May day celebrations Each Patrol Cars Deliver Bonus Applications to Counties Saturday Des Moines state highwaypatrol cars were being loaded Friday with Iowa World war II bonus application forms for rapid delivery to all courthouses in the state Saturday One patrol car from each of the 13 patrol districts was being used Each patrol car driver will make deliveries to the courthouses in his district State Auditor C B Akers chair man of the bonus board said the board decided to use the patrol cars so that deliveries could be made to all counties on the same day Other states have used this system for the same purpose to ad vantage Akers said IOWA FIRST IN CORN Washington JP The agricul ture department announced Thursday that Iowa ranked first in the amount of corn under the government price support pro gram with about 117000000 bushels The nation as a whole had stored 295913000 bushels of 1948 crop corn under the program through March 31 Soys Mankind at Decisive Turning Point Vatican City Pius said Friday that mankind is at a decisive turning point of its his tory and called on the Catholic clergy to show greater zeal in com bating the spirit of the lie which dominates the world The present hour requires from the priests a stronger virtue a more ardent zeal a more intrepid firmness the Pope said in a speech to the alumni of the ponti fical Leonine college of Anagni Everyone feels my beloved sons that mankind is now at a de cisive turning point of its history before which the clergy cannot re main an inert spectator Therefore to the spirit of the lie which dominates the world the clergy must oppose the unshaken love for truth and to the spirit of hatred and egoism the sentiment of Christian brotherhood and the safeguard of justice Main Drive Seems Aimed at Hangchow Admiral Says Navy to Stay at Woosung to Evacuate Americans Shanghai o m m u n i s t troops Friday seized Waning a key point 40 miles north of Hang chow the main prop for Shang hai Wuhing is 36 miles west of Ka shing control point on the Shang haiMangchow railroad Kashing 62 miles southwest of Shanghai was in the path of a red column driving south from Soochow A Nationalist communique said a red drive on Shanghai appeared to be a move to protect the flank of the southbound Drive Checked It is asserted the force coming from the west had been checked about 37 miles west of the me tropolis near Kunshan on the ShanghaiNanking railway Trains to Kunshan had quit running The Shanghai garrison reported the captors of Wuhing now were advancing south toward Hang chow It earlier had reported the communist 23rd army was oper ating in this region It appears that the main red push is aimed now at Hangchow not Shanghai With the capture of Hangchow Shanghai would be sealed off by land May Mean Delay This could mean that an attack on Shanghai will be delayed The Garrison said astrong force qfv government troops was de ployed between Hangchqw and the reds to the north Vice Admiral Oscar C Badger commander of the Western Pacific fleet said U S navy forces would be retained at Woosung as long as needed in the safe evacuation o f American nationals from Shanghai Woosung is some 10 miles from Shanghai where the Whangpoo flows into the Yangtze GlobeGazette Forest City gals have a reason to look happy THEYRE WINNERS SMILES They have just finished playing their trombone quartet number in the state music con test in Mason City which netted them a Division I rating Left to right they are June Buckley flelen Bartleson Mary Graham and Darlene Passer TEACHERS ORGANIZE Iowa City of the F C Ensign chapter of Future Teachers of America at the Uni versity of Iowa held a charter day dinner Thursday night marking their recent affiliation with national organization the Senate Passes School Health Fund Measure Washington senate Friday speedily passed a bill to give the states a year in federal funds for school health programs Major purpose of the bill is to aid the states in providing regu lar medical and dental examina tions for children 5 through 17 years old in public private and parochial schools Contributions also would have to be made by the the federal grant for the poorer states and running up to an equal amount for the wealthiest ones PROCLAIMS MOTHERS DAY Des Moines William S Beardsley Friday proclaimed May 8 as Mothers day in Iowa Comb Hills for Filipino Bandit Gang BULLETIN M a n i 1 a identified as the slayers of Mrs Aurora Quezon and 11 others were engaged in a battle by Philippine soldiers and constab ulary Friday Gen Alberto Ra mos chief of the Philippine con stabulary said the battle had been under way since Thursday night in the Sierra Madre moun tains Manila thousand Filipino troops supported by planes and tanks searched the Nuevaecija hills Friday for the guerrilla band which ambushed and killed Mrs Manuel Quezon widow of the first president of the Philippines and 11 others Thurs day Constabulary Commander Brig Gen Alberto Ramos flew to Ca banatuan airport near the scene of the ambush in the area north of Manila to direct the hunt in per son Both army and constabulary forces joining in the search were ordered to give battle without quarter against the guerrillas In addition to air sweeps over the mountainous and heavily wooded areas troops of the crack skull and bones battalion combed the hideout area on foot for the trail of the guerrilla band 70 Events Highlight 2nd Day in Music Competition 3rd Member of Iowa House Quits Des Moines 3rd resig nation of a member of the Iowa nation of a member ol tne lowa organization has accused the other house of representatives m the last of provocations Sun 2 days was received Friday by Gov William S Beardsley Rep Charles Everett RAmes resigned effective Tuesday to be come Story county assessor The resignations of Rep George Robb REstherville and Harlan Pote RBedf ord were received Thurs day Robb resigned because of his as mayor of Estherville Pote gave no reason for his resig nation TO GET PLANES Des Moines volunteer naval reserve air unit being set up In Des Moines is expected to have planes available for its about middle of June James W Jones commander of the unit said Thursday day Western Berlins German police were ordered on full alert for the May day weekend SAME Wklta GlobeGazette Photo TIME OUT FOR MUSIC students at the state contest here take time out to relax at cards in the recreation center set up m the high school gym by the student council of the host school Seated around the table are from left Pat Caulfield New Hampton Bonnie Nicholas Mason City Elayne Quisling Mason City Richard Baldwin Iowa Falls and Arleta Kleppe West Union Leaning over the table at the back is Pat Wile of Waverly Private X Extradition Is Requested Des Moines William S Beardsley Friday issued a req uisition asking the governor of Texas to extradite to Iowa Glen Robert Roach formerly of Mount Ayr Roach has been dubbed Pri vate X The extradition request cited 2 indictments against Roach on bad check charges Roach is being held now in San Antonio as an army deserter Roach was given the nickname Private X after he led the army and the FBI to investigate an in nocent Iowa youth The innocent victim was Harold Ruepke 19 Humeston truck driver who gave the hitchhiking Roach a ride then took him to his home to stay over night Roach remained several days and when he left Ruepkes billfold containing personal pa pers disappeared Several days later a check was cashed at Lamoni in Harold Ruepkes name It was a forgery but Ruepke paid it off About a month later officials came to Ruepkes home to pick him up as an army deserter Harold was not then registered for the draft A youth resembling Ruepke had enlisted in the army under his name in Kansas City and later had deserted Ruepke by fingerprints other means proved to officials that he had not been in the army Taylor county officials established that Roach apparently had used Ruepkcs name when CONVENTION Speaker at the Friday evening meeting of the Iowa conference convention of the Augustana Lutheran church will be the Rev C Vernoon Swenson pro motional secretary of the churchs foreign mission board A former missionary in Tang anyika territory Africa he will speak at 8 p m at the First Congregational church in Mason City See story and pictures on Page 11 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Friday night with low near 50 Considerable cloudiness and turning cooler showers likely 75 Saturday with High Saturday Iowa Increasing cloudiness and wanner Friday night Saturday partly cloudy east and mostly cloudy and cooler with scat tered showers west portion Low Friday night 5458 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near 10 degrees above normal with only minor day to day changes By CLARA MADSON Mason City one of 4 sites of state music contest this weekend was buzzing with activity Friday as some 2000 contestants from tht AB class schools plus an esti mated 1000 parents and appeared at the 10 centers to make music before the judges More than 70 musical events were scheduled for the day with a large number of contestants in each The afternoon and evening were largely given over to the large groups glee clubs mixed choruses orchestras and bands A few of the CD schools were being heard Friday but most of the contestants in that class were scheduled for the final day Sat urday This spreading of events over the 3 days permits most con testants to come and return home the same day thus eliminating the need for overnight housing Headquarters Busy A more than busy place early Friday morning was the head quarters center at the high school where results from the 10 centers poured in for final processing be fore being released for the bulle tin board radio and press Some 15 girls in the commercial depart ment were preparing these under the direction of Miss Grace Bar nard Miss Gladys Price and Miss Margaret Brakel Other officials at the headquarters include Har old J Snyder contest manager and Perle Brunsvold who receives the judges ballots Between times any contestant who is free may find recreation in the high school gymnasium where a concession stand has been set up by the student council On Friday and Saturday nights the gym will be a youth center for dancing to juke box tunes Contest Results Results released are as Brass Quartet De corah first Boone Marshalltown second Baritone Solo Needham Mason City Roger Thompson Lake Mills Bob Pierce Cedar Falls Gordon Dickinson El dora first Richard Perry Osage Pete Willadsen New Hampton Orin Grube Waverly Bob Rob ertson Waverly Norman Mes warb Cedar Falls Donald Car ver Eagle Grove second Bflat Clarinet Quartet A Iowa Falls Boone Waverly El dora Osage first Cresco Mar Precipitation will average of an inch occurring as scat tered showers Saturday after noon or night and again Tues day or Wednesday Normal high for this time of year is 70 nor mal low 44 Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Friday night with scattered showers northwest late Friday night Warmer southeast Friday night Saturday showers and turning cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 69 37 55 M shalltown Lake Mills West Wa terloo second Brass Sextett Brass Sextette A B Boone Waverly Cedar Falls New Hamp ton Public first Marshalllown Eldbra second Tenor Solo AB Richard Hughes Boone Don Uleing West Union Art Landau West Water loo Dean Qrwall Donald Headley Boone Robert Bloxham Mason City Ronald Corwin West Waterloo Terry Stilley Chamber Group of first Lake Mills 2nd ttabuTcr First Bass Solo Umbarg er Mason City Ernest Thompson Jr Lake Mills first Gladys Pan ek Cresco Bill Drape New Hampton Tom Fangman 2nd Bass Solo Carlson
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