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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Presi and United Press Full Five a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1949 HOME EDITION nuiir This Paper Consists of Two CONFER ON HAWAIIAN DOCK an attempt to settle the 130dayold Hawaiian dock strike Cyrus S Ching head of the U S conciliation and media tion service meets in New York Wednesday with Harry Bridges head of the CIO International Longshoremen and Warehousemens union and Dwight C Steele management negotiator They met in a closed door session with other strike conferees 15 Apply to Be Local Postmaster Each Applicant to Be Interviewed by Civil Service Man Washington civil serv ice commission announced Thurs day 15 applicants for the postmas tership at Mason City Iowa They are Frank F Fiala Jr Victor D Coyle Timothy R Pha len Howard E Delahoyde Robert J Douglas Ward B Hammond Walter W Balek Fred A Cahalan Lawrence Jack E Cooksie Janies W Griebling Gerald H Keister John L Kernan Henry C Pendergraft and DEarle L Mc Coid Committee Studies Request of The deadline for filing appli cations for the position was last Tuesday The next step in choosing the postmaster will be a personal in terview with each by a representa tive of the civil service commission He also investigates each as to education business experience and standing in the community the factors on which each applicant is graded There is no written examination for a first class postmastership Discretionary Aid to China Is Favored Washington Tom Connolly D Tex said Thursday the administration will accept a plan togrant noncommunist China in new U S aid on condition that President Truman retains complete control over its use CorinaUy made the announce ment after his 25mah joint com mittee on the administrations arms aid program heard testi mony from Vice Adm Oscar C Badger retiring naval cornrriahd er in the Asiatic Badger recom mended such a discretionary fund but opposed further U S aid to Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek The discretionary fund designed as a compromise to meet republi can demands for more aid to China would not specifically pro videmilitary assistance for ariti comniuhists But Connally made clear that it could be used for this purpose if President Truman taw fit It was the first hint that the administration is retreating from its adamant attitude that the U S should let the dust settle in China first before advancing new assistance 3 of Nations Railroads Threatened With Strikes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three of the nations railroads were threatened with strikes Thursday making possible the idling of more than 130000 rail and steel workers Some 30000 workers are set to quit their jobs on the Missouri Pacific railroad at 2 p in GST Friday Union officials who rejected an arbitration proposal Wednesday went ahead with strike in the dispute over some 282 unsettled claims involving about In Pittsburgh rail brotherhood officials have called strikes on 2 interp 1 a n t connection Open Drive f WfffUJ Fight Polio New York With the United States in the grip of one of the most severe polio epidemics in its history an emergency drive opened Thursday for funds to cope with an expected total of 40000 cases This is nearly double the num ber reported so far The U S postoffice department it working with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in the weeklong emergency drive jth the goal set at Announcing the appeal over the Columbia Broadcasting System Wednesday night Foundation President Basil OConnor said the carriers Serve scores of plants prin cipally in the steel industry One walkout is set for Saturday and the 2nd for next Tuesday The work stoppages on the lines would make idle some 100000 steel workers Wagesarenot involved in any of the raiL disputes i In Washington Frank Douglas member of the mediation board said the board has given up en tirely in its efforts to avert the strike against the Missouri Paci fic line The road reported St Louis that it had stopped accept iing freight that cannot be deliv ered before the strike deadline Similar restrictions also would be placed on passenger rail baggage and express services the railroad said Four rail unions are involved in the dispute They are the locomo tive engineers enginemen and fire men railroad trainmen and rail njin mf ninn Tn w YY Cl J LAI V CltftliXA Wednesday brotherhood spokes men said they had decided to make no change whatsoever in their strike plans The strike calls in Pittsburgh by the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men stemmed from disputes inr volving technical interpretation of various rules The walkout of about 600 train men of the Monongahela connect ing railroad is set for 2 p m CST Saturday and the one call ing out 1200 brakemen and con ductors on the Union line is sched uled for a m CST Tues day The Union road is the inter plant line between all mills of U S Steel corporation subsidiar ies in the Pittsburgh district The Monongahela line serves Jones Say Yugoslav Loan Okayed Washington JP Diplomatic officials said Thursday they un derstood the exportimport bank has approved a multimillion dol lar loan to Yugoslavia The amount was reported to be around The money would be used mainly to buy ma chinery and equipment needed by Yugoslav copper lead and zinc mines The credit would be the first direct American loan to the Yu goslav government since Marshal Tito broke with Moscow about 15 months ago Yugoslavia has been pressing an application for a loan for about 3 weeks Secretary of State Acheson is known to have strongly supported the application He argued that il was a calculated risk necessary to bolster Yugoslavias economy and strengthen Tito as a symbo oi independence from Mosccnvs orders The Yugoslav government also has applied to the world bank for a loan A bank mission has jus completed an onthespot survey of economic conditions prelimin ary to making a recommendation to the banks board of directors Diplomatic officials said Tito turned to the exportimport bank United States agency when it be came clear that the world bank could not be expected to ac agency has just about run out of funds to care for victims of Ihe disease He said all signs are that the epidemic is just about half over although the public health service in Washington reported a down turn in incidence of the disease lor the 2nd successive week This is the first time the foun dation has ever called for contri butions in addition to those ob tained in its annual March of Dimes campaign OConnor said the foundation funds how are being spent at the rate of a day to fight the epidemic and at this rate there is only enough money to last about 11 more days In the emergency fund drive arrangements have been made for the postoffice department to de liver contributions addressed only to Polio in care of any local postoffice in the country Man Killed When Corn Crib Falls Orange City One man was kitted and another critically in jured Wednesday when the corn crib they were erecting collapsed Maynard Van Wyk 26 of Orange City was killed Steve Slappendaal 48 of Sioux Center was brought to a hospital here in critical condition rrien were erectir g the crib the Wilbur Harmelink farm 4 miles northeast of here LaughHri Steel Corporation plants in Pittsburgh quippa and nearby Ali ear Civil War Looms n Korea Lake Success United Nations Korean commission said Thursday a barbarous civil war might explode in Korea any day as a result of the hardening re ations between north and south The commission frankly told the general assembly that 2 years of J N efforts had failed to ease he conflict between the commu nistdominated northern zone and he republican government in the south In its annual report it said The embittered propaganda and hostile activities which now mark relations between the 2 parts of Korea render the prospect of unification more and more re mote The worsening situation was blamed primarily on the failure of the United States and Russia to reach ah accord on Korea and on the refusal of Russia and the northern Korean regime to deal with the commission The report said however that part of the trouble lay in the failure of the republican government to coop erate fully Delay Hearings on Giveaway Ban Chicago in a suit to keep the federal communi cations commission from enforc ing its ban on some types of radio giveaway programs were post poned Thursday after a governi ment attorney said conferences in Washington might alter the course of the suit Radio Features Inc which sells syndicate programs to various ra dio stations in the United States and Canada filed suit Sept 3 for an injunction against the FCC order It claimed that the act was illegal and that it deprived radio stations of property and profits without due process of law Catholics Spurn Czech Church Bill Prague Czechoslovakias Roman Catholic priests notified the communistled government Thursday they will oppose all ef forts to bring them and their church under state control through new legislation The priests rejected in advance as unfair and antisocial a pro posed church law coming before the national parliament next month This law would give the government complete control over the appointments finances and administrative a f f a i r s of all churches The stand of the catholic clergy was expressed in a statement sent to the government and made available to the western press by church sources Protests Sent In An accompanying note said such protests had already been signed and sent into the government by 70 per cent of the nations catholic clergy and that others are stead ily being sent in There are about 7000 priests in Czechoslovakia With this statement the catholic church apparently took its stand for what is expected to be a show down this fall in Czechoslovakias embittered statechurch fight The priests accused the govern ment of maneuvering to get con trol of the catholic church first by confiscating its incomebearing lands and thus mbaking it depend ent upon support from public funds and consequently subject to state controls Reject Demand They rejected the governments demand that all clerical and other church appointments require prior governmentapproval They asserted they wouldac cept appointment only from their church superiors and would rather sacrifice higher pay or other benefits from the state than giv up their freedom of religious ac tion Archbishop Josef Beran the na tions catholic primate who say he has been interned in his Pragui palace since June 19 and hi bishops have already condemnec the proposed law They said i would be a restriction on religiou freedom Business Granlham En auc tioneer sacrificed a kitchen table last item of his sale for 5 shilling SCC Wonting to Spend More Outside U AP Wirephoto PRETTY on the boardwalk in At lantic City are 3 beauties from the midwest who hope to win the Miss America title Saturday Left to right are Miss Nebraska Vanita Mae Brown Omaha Miss Iowa Barbara Jean Juel Council Bluffs and Miss Minnesota Gloria Yvonne Burkhart Minneapolis quickly enough on his request He I Nine out of every 10 Illinois asked for a credit I farms keeps a poultry flock The ondhand dealer loaded it into his truck and carted it away In his shop he found in a drawer The auctioneer had sold the table in which his clerks kept the proceeds of the sale FALLS ON CHISEL Toliet 111 UR Joan Arlene Weber 18 months was expected to recover Thursday from a wound caused when she fell on a 10inch wood chisel driving it almost completely through her abdomen HEADS INSURANCE GROUP Elling of Garner was elected president of the Iowa Association of Insurance Agents at the closing convention session here Thursday He succeeds William F Grandy of Sioux City Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer through Friday Low Thursday 45 to 50 High Friday near 75 Iowa Mostly fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloudiness and mild Low Thursday night 46 54 Minnesota Partly clovdy and warmer Thursday night Scat tered light showers extreme north portion Mostly cloudy Fri day with scattered showers north and central portions turn ing cooler north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette statis tics of the 24 hours ending Sept 8 at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 67 Minimum 43 At 8 a m 56 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 54 Number of Jobholders Hits Peak for 1949 in August Washington number of jobholders hit a 1949 peak of 59947000 in August while the total of idle workers dropped more than 400000 the census bureau said Thurs day The bureaus report showed that unemployment dipped to 3689000 It had risen July to 4095000 the high est level since 1942 The report eagerly awaited as a clue to improving economic conditions Revealed a marked in crease in factory and other non farm employment Secretary of Commerce Sawyer saw in the figures evidence of a levelingoff of the recent down ward adjustment in our economy He added in a statement are in a fundamentally sounrr condition for continuing our economic advance Farm Jobs Fewer The rise in nonfarm employ ment amounted to 1368000 Agri cultural employment on the other declined by a like amount as farming operations entered the normal midsummer slack period The total increase in civilian employed therefore was com partively workers The drop in the number of job less was attributed by the bureau partly to the fact that many job hunting youngsters either found work or left the labor market Largest Increase The rise in nonfarm employ particularly important clue to business conditions was described by the agency as one of the largest recorded for a single month in the past several years Although many of the addi tional nonfarm workers were drawn from theranks of the un employed asubstantial number were persons who had been en gaged in farm work on July the report said The bureau added that despite the JulyAugust in crease nonagricultural employ ment was still about 1250000 be low the alltime high reached in August a year ago AP Wirephoto SHOOTING VICTIMS FATHER vows VENGEANCE Duanc T Harrie father of Armand Harrie 17 second from left in beds who was wounded twice by Unruh war veteran who killed 13 persons and wounded 3 others shakes his fist anger in a Camden N J hospital as he visits his son At left is Charles Peterson 18 another of the mass shooting victims Looking on is Wilson E Harrie Allentown min ister and young Harries grandfather 2nd Victim of Auto Crash Dies Ida Grove Lamaak 21 of Herring died in a hospital here Thursday from a skull frac ture received In a Sunday auto crash near Arthur He was the 2nd victim of the crash LeRoy Lamaak 6 died in a hos pital Monday of Injuries suffered in the accident Both victims were sons of Mr and Mrs Harry La maak Four occupants of the 2nd car involved In the crash were in jured but not critically 3 Other Decisions Made at Conference on Dollar Crisis Washington The 3power conference on the British financial crisis Thursday set up a special committee to go into Britains re quest for more freedom in spend ing EGA dollars outside the United States It was learned that Britain has told the United States that unless changes are made in present Marshall plan operations they will have to spend several hundred million more dollars out of their dwindling reserves The decision of the American British and Canadian cabinet min isters to make a special study of the whole question of the use of EGA funds was one of 4 decisions made Thursday Special Groups Special groups were also as signed to work oh the following 3 problems 1 Commodities and stockpiling Britain has told the United States on this point that a speedup in the use of American funds for stockpiling st r at e g i c materials such as rubber and tin would as sist the British in in creasing its dollar earnings Those materials are produced in areas which do their trading in the British pound sterling V 2 C II S T O M PROCEDURE Both Britain and Canada have re peatedly complained to the Amer ican government that its customs procedures are so cumbersome and old fashioned that foreign exporters are discouraged from trying to get goods into this coun try for sale here and that Amer ican buyers are discouraged from seeking foreign goods Same as Stockpile A solution to this problem frorrvthe British viewpoint would have the same effect as a solu tion to the stockpiling that is it would fit into the re quest of Sir Stafford Cripps that the United States open greater markets to British goods 3 OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS British and Canadian conferees are reported to have taken the position that the United States as the worlds greatestcreditor nation must find new ways to put dollars to work by encour aging heavier American invest ments in foreign Countries The announcement of the work at Thursdays the 3rd meeting of the conference which opened was made by Secretary of the Treasury Snyder the chief American delegate in a news conference at the state de partment where the meetings are being held ess PHOTO RICHARD STRAUSS Famed German Composer Dies GarmischPartenkJrchen Ger many UR Richard Strauss famed German composer died at his home here Thursday at the age of 85 He had been ill for weeks with a kidney ailment and angina pec toris Strauss was best know for 2 of his operas Der Rosenkavalier completed in 1910 and Salome He also composed a number of tone poems symphonic poems concertos and more than 100 se lections for voice and piano Although a namesake he was not related to the famous Viennese Strauss family of whom the waltz king Johann is best known Born in Munich Richard Strauss was the son of Franz Strauss first horn playerin the Munich court opera By the time he was 10 Richard had composed several promising selections Two of them The Festival March and Seren ade for Wind Instruments were published Strauss made 2 visits to the United States On the first in 1904 he produced his Sinfonia Domes tica bzut the reception was not too favorable Wisconsin Man Nominated as Envoy to Belgium Washington D Murphy of Wisconsin head of the German and Austrian affairs di vision of the state department was nominated by President Tru man Thursday to be ambassador to Belgium The president also nominated Lt Gen Howard Arnold Craig to be inspector general of the U S air force His permanent rank has been major general but Thurs days appointment carries with it the predated rank of lieutenant general as of Oct 1 1947 Maj Gen Kenneth Bonner Wolfe U S air force was nom inated to be deputy chief of staff for materiel with the rank of lieu tenant general TREATED FOR POLIO Des Moines Three North lowans were under treatment for polio Thursday in Des Moines hos pitals They are Marilyn Cowles 4 Algona Carol Peterson 7 and Marilyn Aukland 7 both of Eagle Grove SAME Buck tMth u put
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