Mason City Globe Gazette, May 11, 1949

Mason City Globe Gazette

May 11, 1949

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Pres and United Pres Full Leas Wire Slate Passage of 7 Measures Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 11 1949 Congress May Be Summoned Next Fall Truman i s program began to shape up Wednesday toward con gressional passage of 7 major measures by summer with pos sible recall of the lawmakers nex Allege Ford Talks Marred by Picketing Detroit ther Walter chief of P the Reu CIO Although democratic leaders wouldnt fix any schedule there was mounting evidence they hope to ratify the North Atlantic se curity alliance and write into law 6 topflight bills before August 1 The 6 measures reported ready for preferential treatment include 2 passed already by the house One restores the original recip rocal trade agreements program without the restrictive amend ments tacked on by the GOP80th congress Another gives the presi dent subject to congressional veto power to reshuffle governmenl agencies Senateapproved bills for a long range housing program and for annual federal aid to education are on the house docket The administration has made it plain it hopes to obtain approval before congress quits this summer of a substitute for the TaftHart ley labor law and a measure rais ing the minimum wage level to 75 cents an hour Sandwiched in between would be 14 regular money bills for op eration of government depart ments Usually subject to little more than routine action these measures have bumped up against an economy drive which is show Ing a bit more persistence than these things usually do John Deere Threatened With Strikes East Moline by their CIO United Auto Work ers employes threatened John Deere and Co farm equipment plants in Illinois and Iowa Wed nesday International Union VicePresi dent John Livingston said the bar gaining session Tuesday recessed until Friday when union and com pany officials deadlocked over a new contract to cover all Deere v plants He said workers at 2 plants here and at Ankeny and Ottumwa Iowa had voted strike authoriza tions A vote on the issue will be taken Wednesday or Thursday at a 3rd plant here and in Dubuque and Waterloo Iowa The union asks wage raises pensions for work ers over 60 and a sickness and ac cident program financed by the company Livingston said the com pany had offered a wage raise of 5 cents an hour and equalization of pay for various job classifica tions in the plants John Deere Workers to Vote on Strike united Auto Workers warned left wmg elements in his union Wed nesday to quit meddling in the strike against the Ford Motor company or face the conse quences Crucial negotiations to settle the strike at Fords LincolnMer cury and River Rouge plants marred Tuesday by allegedly communisti n s p i r e d picketing were scheduled to resume at 9 This Paper ConslsU of Two NO m a m The peace talks were set as 3 s ao o more Ford assembly plants shut down raising to 90000 the total number of workers off their jobs because of the strike Eleven as sembly plants closed Tuesday Reuthers ultimatum to deal with errant workers came after union negotiators were embar the aPPearance of about 40 UAW pickets at the midcity office building where the nego tiatmg sessions are being held The pickets carrying signs de nouncing alleged speedups on Ford production lines were dis persed quickly by UAW local 600 President Thomas Thompson Reuther said the picketing was and by certain avowed members Communists Develop New Eastern Push on th engineered communist Playing With Matches Boys Receive Burns Two small boys were burned one seriously in a garage at 715 Pennsylvania S E late Tuesday afternoon from a flash fire which firemen said was caused by throwing a lighted match into an explosive substance in a can Jerry Dean 5 207 7th S E was reported in only fair condi tion Wednesday at Mercy hospital where he was rushed after the in cident He was reported suffer ng from 2nd and 3rd degree burns of the chest arms hands and face Carl Matthes 9 was also surned and is in Park hospital lis condition is described as not serious He is the son of Mrs llara Matthes and was painting n the family garage at the time Fire Chief James Kelley said rfter an investigation Wednesday hat the exact cause of the fire was unknown The older boy said the other had found abook f matches and also a tin can with some black chopped up stuff in t and that when he lit a match and dropped it in the can it set off a minor explosion Chief Kelley said he did not be ieve the black substance reacted ike gunpowder but there was a possibility that it contained car bide Allen Remains in Serious Condition Waterloo Carl Dahl presii A1he condition Robin dent of local 838 UAW CIO i A1Iln 71739 16th SE remained i t unchanged Wednesrlav at Parlr Wednesday called a mass meeting for Thursday for 6100 John Deere company tractor works employes here to vote on the question of giving the unions executive board permission to call a strike if nec essary Meantime Gust Olson Jr gen eral manager of the plant mailed employes a 3page letter setting forth the companys position in the contract deadlock unchanged Wednesday at Park hospital He was brought to the hospital in serious condition Jate Monday night after being struck by an auto south of the city on highway 65 A deputy sheriff said he was walking down the middle of the highway and struck by one car passing another causing a fractured vertebrae broken col larbone and head injuries FIRE SWEEPS VILLAGE Tokyo news agency reported from Sapporo Hokkaido Wednesday that 4000 persons were left homeless by fire that destroyed 600 homes in the village of Furuhira Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night with low 45 to 50 Thursday partly cloudy with high 75 Iowa Fair Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and rather mild Low Wednesday night 4654 Minnesota Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday A iit tle cooler south and west central Wednesday night andnear Lake Superior Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the J4 hours ending at 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 68 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Wednesday 58 TEAR AGO Maximum s 46 Minimum 42 More than 80 per cent of the telephones in the United States are operated by one system Shanghai UR Reports fighting in some sectors of m front around Shanghai were sup pressed Wednesday but the gov ernment admitted that a new com munist drive was developing fr the southwest Wednesdays military communi que and Chinese press report contained only the briefest men tion of developments at Kunshan 30 miles west where the govern ment reported that 3 communis armies had started a strong at tack Tuesday It was believed either th weight of the communist threa there was overestimated or the situation was such that the au thorities preferred not to mention it Garrison headquarters said however that a new communis drive was developing to the south west in the area of Kashuan aimed at Sunkaing 32 miles southwest of Shanghai Chancellor HutchinsWed to Secretary Chicago Maynard Hutchins chancellor of the Uni versity of Chicago went honey mooning Wednesday with his bride formerly his secretary Hutchins 50 and his bride Mrs Vesta Button urlick were married Tuesday in a surprise ceremony They left immediately afterward for an unannounced destination in the south The candlelight ceremony was performed by Hutchins father Dr William J Hutchins formerly president of Berea college in Ken tucky Both the bride and Hutchins have been divorced Hutchins and the former Maude Phelps Mc Veigh were divorced last year aft er 27 years of marriage They had 2 daughters Mrs Orlick was the wife of Raymond I Orlick and was divorced in 1943 She has one daughter Beardsley Signs Appropriation Bill Des Moines William S Beardsley has signed the state departments support appropriation bill allowing a year for the next 2 fiscal years Along with other departmental appropriations in separate bills the annual support funds will total DIES OF INJURIES Cedar Rapids Everett Ferguson 66 Cedar Rapids died Monday at her home here as the result of injuries received last Dec 6 in an auto accident near Fort Madison Iowa House Group Set to Turn Loose Milder Pension Bill Washington The house veterans committee got ready Wednesday for a 2nd crack at pushing a veterans pension bill through congress as it polished up a new measure limited in both cost and scope Unlike its hundredbillion dol lar predecessor which was shelved earlier by the house the new bill carries a price tag and is directed mainly at disabled and needy veterans The new version which again carries the name of Chairman Rankin was put to gether by the committees as a counterproposal to the criticism which greeted the earlier bill That it was much too expensive In brief the latest bill would provide pension ben efits for needy veterans of both World wars at age 65 It also would set up ranging from to in cases of total disability Actually the bill would do little more than write into law discre tionary regulations already in force in the veterans administra tion in cases of nonservice con nected disabilities The committee agreed on its strippeddown version behind closed doors Tuesday and was prepared to report it favorably to the house at once Just what kind of reception house leaders would accord it was uncertain Like the present VA regulation the bill establishes financial need as a prime factor of pension eligi bility Benefits would be limited to veterans with an income of less than if unmarried or 500 if married or with depend ents But the bill eliminates the ad ditional VA the veterans be unemployablt as well as disabled and in need Many Bonus Blanks Filled Out Wrong to Be Returned Des Moines bonus board officials Wednesday esti mated that onethird of the appli cations for the World war II vet erans bonus will have to be re turned to the veterans for cor rection Officials said that nearly 80000 applications had been received when the bonus office closed Tuesday Bonus Board Chairman Chet Akers who is also state auditor said that none of the applications has been returned yet but they will be sent back to the veterans for correction soon Akers said he wants to emphasize that veterans must fill out every question on the application blank Write in None He said that applies even to those questions for which the vet eran has no answer In that case the veteran should write none or something similar in the space for the answer so the board will know the applicant is not evading the question Akers said Board officials said the ques tions causing the most difficulty are those pertaining to schools at tended while in service and any bad time accumulated Many veterans are not answeiing those questions they said The information to be filled in by a certifying officer is causing trouble when the veteran was in naval service Akers said That is because naval discharge certifi cates do not show the dates of foreign service However Akers said that is the purpose of the ad ditional form for naval veterans Other Difficulties Board officials said other ques tions causing difficulty are the ones regarding legal residence and location of the veterans draft board They said many do not answer the draft board question because they enlisted instead of being drafted but if the question is not answered the board must assume the veteran is evading it and the application must be re turned for correction Many veterans are not filling out the terminal leave question properly officials said Veterans accrued leave time at the rate of 2J days for every month they were on active duty Officials said the veteran can igure his total leave time by mul iplying the 2i days by the num ber of months he was on active duty and subtracting the number of days leave he had while in service Or they said it can be figured byi dividing the total ter minal leave pay received from the federal government by the daily of pay and allowance the vet eran was receiving when dis charged Vicki Evans Tells June Wedding Plans Hollywood Evans blond dancer acquitted in the Rob ert Mitchum marijuana case dis closed Wednesday she will marry n June She says shes very much in ove with Matty Ryan race horse owner and jockey agent They will ive in Pittsburgh Fish Stoiy Sydney Australia Two ishermen at Pittwater near Syd ney hauled in a line and found an octopus on the end The octopus was cuddling a full jottle of gin The fishermen threw the octo pus back in the water FLOYD ANDRE C I J A J j i iuyu TO Succeed Kildee Council Bluffs Floyd Andre 39 has been named to suc ceed H H Kildee as dean of agri culture at Iowa State college Ames Iowa July 1 Dr Andre also will take over as director of the college agricul tural experiment station and of the agricultural extension service positions now held by Dean Kil dee Dr Andre now is assistant dean of agriculture at the University of Wisconsin in Madison Dr Charles Friley president of Iowa State college said Dr Andre indicated in a telephone conversa tion Tuesday that he would accept the positions as of July 1 when Dean Kildee resigns Dean toldee 65 has been dean of agriculture since 1933 He be came director of the extension service in 1946 and director of the experiment station last year He will as a member of the faculty Dr Andre chosen for the post from a list of nearly 30 candidates was born on a farm near New Sharon Iowa where he lived un til 1920 In going to Iowa State Dr An dre will be returning to the school from which he received his doc tors degree in 1936 and where he taught for several years Before going to the University of Wisconsin in 1946 Dr Andre had been with the U S depart ment of agriculture bureau of en tomology and plant quarantine in Washington and had spent a year with the U S forest service SAME flag mraflf Kenny Asks Hague Books Be Impounded Jersey City N J fu sion forces who ousted the demo cratic organization from control of Jersey City sought a court order Wednesday to impound the rec ords of Frank Hagues 32year reign Frank V Kenny leader of the triumphant freedom ticket said he wanted the municipalitys books seized so that he would not inherit the sins of the admin istration whose term is expiring Kenny said he had instructed his attorneys to ask Superior Court Judge William J Brennan Jr for the impounding order Wednesday afternoon Kenny onetime Hague lieuten ant who was ousted by the demo cratic chieftain last year smashed the Jersey City organization in Tuesdays municipal commission election Allies Are Ready for Blockade End U S Wants Civil Rights for Germans Foreign Ministers of 4 Powers to Meet in Paris on May 23 Berlin The Berlin block ade which brought the east and western powers almost to the brink of war is to end peaceful ly Wednesday night At one minute after midnight p m Wednesday the land routes to and from west Ger many are to open again This is the 327 day of Russias siege It is the 320th day of the airlift that enabled the United States Britain and France to cling tenaciously to their sectors of Berlin which constituted an an ticommunist island 100 miles behind the red armys lines Fight Goes On Although the blockade and the western counterblockade are in their final hours the struggle be tween the Soviet Union and the western allies over Germanys destiny will continue The next round starts at the scheduled 4 power foreign ministers confer ence in Paris May 23 But 2000000 West Berlin Ger mans hope this is the last day that the food on their tables and States U S Stand Washington Secretary of State Acheson indicated Wed nesday that success of the com ing bigr 4 conference on Ger many will hinge on how far the Russians will go along with plans already laid out by the western powers He told a news conference the United States intends to demand full guarantees of civil rights for the peogteiarid accept any proposals which do not provide for such guarantees the fire in their hearths will be mixed up in international power politics Trains are ready to roll past the old blockade line Trucks and buses are gassed up to move east ward on the superhighway that HitlSr built from Spree to beyond the Elbe Leave Frankfurt The first Berlinbound train since the blockade started left Frankfurt scheduled to arrive at a m Thursday p m CST Wednesday night It carried 100 news and radio correspond ents and British and American of ficials Dismantling of brick and metal barricades erected by the com munists started Wednesday Squads of German women led by alue uniformed police were doing most of the work Protestants Make Plans for AllDenominational Paper Kansas City prepared Wednesday to rally be hind its first alldenominational newspaper for a united voice in a bid for worldwide spiritual lead ership The groundwork for establish ment of the newspaper has been spaded by 200 Protestant leaders here for that sole purpose They were told Tuesday night it was up to Protestantism to shoulder the responsibility of a worldwide spiritual revival Dr Robert W Searle of the Protestant council of New York City added however that first Protestantism needed unity of voice and the best way to get it was through a newspaper con trolled by all denominations There is no more imperative need in American Protestantism he said than the need for a na tional Protestant newspaper Gideon Seymour executive edi tor of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune agreed an alldenomina tional newspaper now was timely Steps were taken Tuesday to buy a privatelyowned Protestant newspaper A committee of the religious leaders met with the owners Dr and Mrs Homer Gettle and Mr and Mrs David Hogg of Fort Wayne Ind Dr J W Montgomery of New York secretary ofthe committee in charge of planning for the newspaper estimated the project would cost The newspaper now known as the Protestant voice would be moved from Fort Wayne to New York with the alldenominational control to begin about the first of the year Hattman Acquaintance Gives Testimony in Rutledge Case 1 M Cedar Rapids man who worked frequently with the slain Byron C Hattman and was ac quainted with the other parties in a fatal love triangle testified Wednesday in the murder trial of a young St Louis pediatrician Kenneth L Ebershoff employe of the Collins Radio company here told of working many hours over a period of 6 weeks with Hattman He also said he was introduced to Dr Robert C Rutledge and his wife Sydney 23 Rutledge who observed his 28th birthday in court Wednesday charged with the hotel rouiii knifeslaying of Hattmaii who the defense says seducedand de bauched Sydney Ebershoff said the Collins com pany was collaborating on some engineering work with the Emer son Electric Manufacturing com pany of St Louis Hattman 29 was employed by Emerson as an aircraft instrument designer p The witness said that prior to last summer he went to St Louis once a month for 2 or 3 days to work on the project At other times he said Hattman came to Cedar Rapids It was on Hattmans last visit to Cedar Rapids Dec 14 1948 that he was stabbed to death in Room 729 of the Roosevelt hotel Ebershoff said Hattman spent all of that day with him Ebershoff said Mrs Rutledge employed as a mathematician in the same department as Hattman occupied a desk some 20 or 30 feet away and facing Hattmans desk Did you become acquainted with Mrs Rutledge County At torney William Crissman asked Kim I did Ebershoff replied He also testified that on one oc casion while riding a train from St Louis to Cedar Rapids I saw Sydney and went to talk to her Bob Dr Rutledge came in and she introduced us Asked by Crissman how well he knew Hattman Eberhoff said professionally Crissman then asked Eberhoffs comment on Hattmans character and Defense Counsel R S Milner objected on the grounds the question called for the opinion and conclusion of the witness Judge J E Heiserman and op posing counsel then retired for a 30minute conference court recessed for lunch During the morning session Rut for the first time in the trial smiled frequently and whis pered to his wife sitting alongside Tulip Festival Opens at Peiia Pella 12th annual tulip festival opens with a street dance Wednesday night More than a million tulips are in bloom for the celebration which lasts through Saturday The traditional Dutch atmos phere will prevail and the street scrubbing ceremony will precede the volks parade Thursday after noon FRENCH ACCEPT PACT Parif French cabinet approved the Atlantic pact Wed nesday and will propose its adop tion by parliament which con venes May 17 Electrical output in the United Says Reasonable Wage Floor Is Needed Among the most important labor needs today is the return of the conciliation service to the depart ment of labor and the raising of the minimum wage to 75 cents an lour Walter W King Kansas City regional director of the U S department of labor wage and lour and public contracts division old delegates at the Iowa State federation of Labor convention at the Mason City armory Wednes day morning The nations high production and high income economy would DC strengthened and the founda ions of prosperity would be made more secure a reasonable wage floor was established he told the federation delegates The emphasis of the American economy has been the providing of a floor for agricultural prices he pointed out We have no quarrel with sup porting any part of our economy but the soundest approach it seems to me would be to lay a firm floor under wages first he added The wages of labor pro vide the source lor farm price supports and for business profits The greatest section of our consuming public is composed of working men and women And if they doul receive adequate wages for their maintenance where will the farmer and the business man sell their products It is a matter of history that low purchasing power among workers means small consumption of factory products It means Jess economic security for the farmers who depend mostly upon the workers as an outlet for the things they produce One of the battles labor faces is the repeal of TartHartley act the worst evil of which is the pro vision on the closed ahop Mr King stated This provision actually out lawed collective bargainingagree ;

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