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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV WHATS NEW IN September 16 17 Associated Press and United Pren Full LeaM Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 1949 Paper Consists of Two No 303 afton foiward section of a 4jet B45 bomlTerburns after the plane made a forced landing and burned late Thursday night The crew of 5 escaped uninjured The big craft came down on a golf course near Long Beach municipal airport Ching Calls CIO Steel to Meeting Sees Possibility of Settling Differences at Monday Session Washington govern ment Friday called steel compan ies and the CIO steel workers un ion to a mediation meeting Mon day morning Cyrus S Ching federal media tion and conciliation service direc tor called on both sides in the steel dispute to meet with gov ernment conciliators Monday at a m Ching said there is a good pos sibility1 that the failure of steel firms and the union to begin bar gaining on the basis of the presi dents fact finding board report springs not from irreconcilable fundamental differences in views but from the meaning of words The steel industry and union have been disputing since the board report was made public last Saturday over weighTit should be given in negotiating a new contract Appeal to Firms Earlier the union had appealed to the steel industry to accept the presidential boards peace recom mendations to avert a strike Sept 25 and at the same time sum moned its top strategists to plot the unions next move Union President Philip Murray sent this telegram to the 57 steel producing companies which ap peared before President Trumans fact finding board A strike can be averted if your corporation will agree with the union and public opinion to accept the recommendations of the steel industry board as a basis for he gbtiating a prompt settlement of the existing labor dispute We are ready and willing to resume collective bargaining and to reachprompt agreement with you on the basis of the boards recommendations Session Wednesday Murray ordered the big unions wage policy committee to meet here at 8 a m Wednesday It is expected to debate the unions next step It is the group which must ratify all union strategy The committee is composed of the in ternational officers district direc tors and representatives of local unions Murrays order summoning the 170man group dimmed peace prospects in Americas largest in dustry An exchange of angry telegrams between Murray and President Benjamin F Fairless of U S Steel Thursday appeared to widen the breach Sullivan Free on Bond in Death of Boy Hit by Car Manchester Sul livan 22 of Manchester was free under bond Friday on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving the death of a person The charge was filed in connec tion with the death of Thomas Al fred Verdon 13 son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Verdon Manchester who was struck by a car shortly after midnight Monday A coroners jury found that the boy came to his death feloniously by being run down by a car driv en by persons unknown County Attorney Don Dolphin said a preliminary information containingthe charge was filed in justice court He said the case would be transferred to district court where a county attorneys information would be filed Sulli van is at liberty under his ap pearance bond until the next term of district court in November Many oysters are destroyed when spring floods lower the of salt in the water 4 Charles City Fraternal Clubs in FollowUp Raids Charles B F Ath irton and Charles City police itaged another series of raids Wednesday night this time visit ng 4 local fraternal orders and coming out with 4 gambling ma chines Raids at the Elks and Moose clubrooms yielded nothing but 2 machines were found in the Columbus club and 2 in the Le gion halls On similar raids last Wednesday night the Castle club and Roberts night club were raided and 10 slot machines taken Following the Wednesday night Jack Churchill of the Castle club and Wes Hobert of Roberts night club through their attorney ssued the following statement Lodges Passed Word Last Friday representatives of ocal fraternal lodges met and de cided that privately owned clubs n this community could not have any gambling devices such as slot machines and could not sell hard liquor Last Saturday Bill Beckwith of he local Moose lodge and Bill rlenke of the local Elks lodge con acted Jack Churchill and Wes Hobert and told them that they were beingspoken to private club operators and that Beckwith and Henke as spokesmen for the ocal lodges of Charles City were nforming Churchill and Hobert that the local lodges planned to continue operating slot machines and selling hard liquor but that Churchill and Hobert could n6t operate their private clubs with such illegal things Fair Competition Churchill and Hobert informed he spokesman that when the fra ternal lodges placed themselves on a fair competition basis by adjust inig their activities of slot ma chines gambling free eats and free dances that they would have 100 per cent coo pe ration from Churchill and Hobert Last night Wednesday after midnight when the fraternal lodges had closed for the night local county and city officers raided the places of business of Churchill and Hobert No raids were made on fraternal lodges Informations on which search warrants were issued for the raids were sworn out by Churchill Hobert and Churchill were both reported in Des Moines Friday morning in conference with At torney General Larson in regard to the local slot machine situa tion Their attorney is Weston E Jones of Charles City ATTORNEY GENERAL SENDS NIGHT CLUB OPERATORS TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES Des Moines Gen eral Robert L Larson said Fri day he advised 2 Charles City night club operators to insist on local law enforcement He said the men didnt askfor state en forcement and had no complaints against the sheriff or county at torney The 2 men are Jack Churchill proprietor of the Castle Club and Wes Hobert operator of Ho berts Churchill and Hobert were worried about tipoffs Larson said They said they didnt know where the tipoffs were coming from They emphasized that they wanted to be treated like every body else I told them they have a right to file informations and see that warrants are served I emphasized that local authorities are available The U S produced about 800 million tons of steel between 1940 and 1949 SAME Black meant traffic death IB pait 34 houn Rap British Plan to Buy From Canada Washington senators Friday assailed adminis tration plans to let Britain buy Canadian wheat with Marshall plan dollars as a betrayal of the American farmer The administration is com pletely disregarding the surpluses we have in this country and dis regarding the spirit and letter of the economic cooperation act said Senator Hickenlooper R Other GOP lawmakers expressed similar views But there was considerable doubt that any concerted effort would be made to block the agree ment designed to help Britain out of its current dollar crisis The amount of Marshall plan money involved is Says Nobody Protested Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan who endorsed the plan ap peared before the senate agricul ture committee several days ago to outline the administrations viewpoint Chairman Elmer Thomas D Okla told a reporter the meet ing was attended by about 5 sen ators and nobody who was there protested He emphasized how ever that this did not necessarily mean complete approval of the idea Republican Floor Leader Wher ry an outspoken critic of the plan said in a separate in terview that he doubts if it would be practical to try to prevent the purchase through an amendment to the EGA appropriation bill which has not yet been approved in final form Sees Wheat Surplus Wherry said he thinks the plan means the difference between having an American wheat sur plus and not having one But Brannan in a letter to EGA Administrator Paul G Hoff man said the agriculture depart ment foresees no adverse effects on the American economy in the Canadian wheat purchases We believe Brannan said that the financing by EGA of a portion of the wheat moving un der the United KingdomCanadian agreement will not diminish the overall exports of U S wheat but may even result in a slight in crease Senator called the agreement an abject betray al of the American farmer Hickenlooper used e q u al 1 y strong terms Secretary Bran nan is now becoming a conspira tor to use American dollars for the purchase of wheat in other places while we at home have it piling up on the ground he said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Saturday with pos sible rain Saturday Low Friday night near 55 High Saturday near 75 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night Saturday cloudy and mild with some light rain over west portion Low Friday night 6065 Minnesota Mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer Friday night with light rain northwest Sat urday occasional light rain mostly north and east portions followed by clearing and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 73 Minimum 49 At 8 a m 53 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 95 67 Lewis Stops Welfare Pay to Miners as 8000 Strike Trade Pacts Readied for 10 Countries To Involve 75 of Shipments by U S Abroad Washington agree ments with 10 more countries are being prepared for President Tru mans approval under the exten sion of his tariffcutting powers which cleared congress Thursday Experts of the U S and the 10 other countries have already agreed in negotiations at Annecy France on what they will recom mend to their governments Agree ments based on these recom mendations are expected to be ready for presidential action early in October These agreements would be with Denmark Finland Italy Greece Sweden the Dominican republic Haiti Liberia Uruguay and Nicar agua State department officials esti mated that if the president ap proves these treaties 75 to 80 per cent of all U S foreign both exports and be carried on under reciprocal trade agreements Original Hull Plan Mr Trumans full power to change U S tariff rates under in ternational agreement was assured late Thursday The senate voted then 62 to 19 for the 6th exten sion of the trade agreements pro gram enacted in 1934 at the urg ing of Cordell Hull The administrations bill ex tending the program until June 12 1951 had been approved previous ly by the house Seriate passage came after re publicans lost by a few votes their fight to restrict thepresidents tariffcutting powers under the extension In the big test before the final vote the senate beat down 43 38 efforts by republicans to add to the measure their peril point plan for restricting the presidents tariff cutting powers That vote was a straight party division except that 3 democrats voted with the republicans They were Senators Edwin C Johnson of Colorado Joseph C OMahoney of Wyoming and Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma The measure gives the president authority until June 12 1951 to make agreements with other na tions for a mutual cutting of im port duties Come From Europe The republicans regarded their peril point amendment as so im portant that Senator Ferguson flew back from Eu rope to vote for it The defeated amendment would have required the president to answer to congress whenever he decided to cut tariff rates below levels that the tariff commission held would endanger American industry The house already has passed a bill extending the trade law until June 12 195 same as the senate bill The house measure did not contain any peril point provision Final agreement by the house and senate on the new measure will open the way for the nego tiation of additional trade agree ments This has not been possible since the old law expired last June although agreements previ ously worked out remain in ef fect Iowa Warmup to Continue DCS Moines gradual warmup in Iowa is expected to continue over the weekend with temperatures averaging 2 to 5 de grees above normal the weather bureau said Friday The bureau said normal highs for this season range from 73 to 76 and lows from 49 to 53 Thurs days high temperature was 75 at Spencer Thursday nights low was 47 de grees at Davenport Temperatures Friday night are not expected to get below 60 anywhere in the state DR FLOCKS APPOINTED Iowa City IP Doctor R H Flocks has been named professor and head of the department of urology in the University of Iowa College of Medicine He succeeds Doctor N G Alcock who is retir ing The state board of educa tion also has approved the resig nation of Doctor C S OBrien as ogy presidd of the departmnet head of the department of ophthalmology President Virgil M Hancher announced LEWIS SAYS NO President JohnL Lewis left that no progress was made in talks with northern and western coal operators Thurs day night at White Sulphur Springs W Va Negotiations were to start again next week Investigation of B36 Crash Is Under Way Fort Worth Texas first fatal crash of a B36 inter continental bomber was investi gated Friday by air force officials who have feuded bitterly with the navy over the big plane Five men apparently were killed Thursday night when a B36 failed on its takeoff from Cars well air base and nosedived to the bottom of adjoining Lake Worth 8 of the planes crew of 13 and recovered the body of William G Sey mour a radio operator who lived in Fort Worth The 4 remaining crewmen were feared to have been trapped in the planes nose and drowned A civilian diver who learned his trade in the navy sought their bodies They were the first airmen killed in a B36 sfhce the plane largest landbased bomber in the world was developed in World war II and became the center of a heated quarrel between air force and navy officials Previously several superbomb to deliver the atom bomb anywhere in the were forced down and on March 27 1947 12 men had to bail out of a B36 that crashed But no crewmen were injured in those mishaps U S Soldier Flees Russ Jail 3 British Also Free After 10 Months Berlin American sol dier burrowed out of a soviet jail in east Berlin and related a story Friday of beatings and mistreat ment during his 10 months con finement by the Russians The American Pvt John J Sienkiewicz 26 of Baltimore told U S officers soviet officials thought because of his name that he was a Polish displaced person being used to spy on the Russians He said he and 3 British com panions used a blunt knife to bore through a thick jail wall until they could reach through and open their cell door Then they made their way to the western sectors of Berlin Sienkiewicz was taken to an army hospital and reported to be in a generally weakened physical condition but not unduly under nourished He had been held by the Rus sians since last Nov 5 when he rode a streetcar into the soviet sector of the city by error He said he was questioned 16 days and nights and beaten when they said I was lying He said the Russians mistreated and tortured him in other ways too British headquarters said the 3 British soldiers were arrested March 3 1948 and had been im prisoned ever period of 18 months Officers quoted the 3 as saying We were brutally treated throughout our captivity and were subjected to immersions in cold water and kickings and beatings by Russian officers and soldiers We were fed on the scantiest ra tions ESCAPE TO SWEDEN Stockholm Sweden UR Poles Friday forced the pilot of a Polish passenger plane to change his course and land them in Sweden where they requested nsylum Studeron Stand in Murder Case State Agent Tells of Questioning Brown Marshalltown state agent testified here Friday that Alvin Junior Brown 20 told him last June he had planned to take Wil liam J Muldoon to a doctor after shooting him in the hip State Agent Max Studer Mason City was on the witness stand all morning at a hearing to determine Browns degree of guilt Brown of Tulsa Qkla last Monday pleaded guilty county attorneys in formation charging him with the murder of Muldoon 35 Mason City traveling salesman Studer said Brown who had hitchhiked a ride with Muldoon claimed he was going to take Mul doons car and that when Muldoon tried to take Browns gun he shot the salesman in the hip Brown said he was going to take Muldoon to a doctor in Marshall town Studer testified but that on the way they heard a radio report over KGLO Mason City of a search for the killer of a St Paul police officer and that Muldoon accused Brown of being that killer said Brown told him that Muldoon threatened to turn Brown over to officers when they reached Marshalltown and that after that they stopped the car and strug gled over Browns gun It was during this struggle that Brown claims the gun went off fatally wounding Muldoon in the head Studer testified During the morning testimony Brown was at times nervous at times calm In addition to relatives of the slain man who have been present at previous sessions 3 others were in the courtroom Friday morning They were a brother Robert Mrs Elgie Jamison wife of Muldoons uncle and Elgies brother Earl Jamison all of Mason City Hampton Tot Is Killed on Gity Street Kagley who would have been in 4 in December was killed here Thursday after noon when she stepped from be hind a parked car and into the path of a truck driven byEverett Pete Casey Hampton The youngster and her sister a year younger were about one half block from their home in front of the Gerald Foughty resi dence where they had been on an errand The victim was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Kagley He is in the service in England Mrs Kagley has been residing here with 3 children The body was taken to the Greenfield funeral home 2 Women Die of Accident Injuries By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mrs J L Tiger of Colorado Springs Colo died at an Ottumwa hospital 3 hours after the car she was driving went out of control and overturned in a ditch on U S Highway 34 east of Ottumwa At Ames Mrs Jennie May 56 of San Diego Cal died at Mary Grceley hospital of injuries suf fered a week ago when the car in which she was riding with 2 other women went off the highway cast of Nevada on Highway 30 y Ask Truman Unit Decide Rail Dispute St Louis Missouri Pacific railroad Friday asked it striking operatingemployes to let a special presidential board decide grievances cases in dis pute and call off their walkout Guy A Thompson federal trus tee for the railroad asked nego tiators for 5000 engineers train men firemen and conductors to unite with him in asking Presi dent Truman to appoint a 3man board to whom would be submit ted all claims not settled by ne gotiations Thompsons proposal also tele graphed to the white house was in reply to one from the unions which rejected an earlier man agement offer to settle outright 59 of the grievances The unions in returnoffered to settle 83 o the 282 cases in dispute If the unions fail to agree to the presidential board and call off the said I can see no other way of settling these disputes There was no immediate com ment on the proposal from union negotiators Meanwhile all Cotton Belt rail way service between here and Gale 111 continued to be tied up by Missouri Pacific pickets foi the 2nd time in a week But Golf Mobile and Ohio trains highballec through picket lines Would Earmark Funds for Arms Senators for Atlantic Area Police Force Washington Earmarking 10 to 25 per cent of the funds in the foreign arms bill for the establishment of an Atlantic are police force was proposed Frida bya bipartisangroup of senators The police force would be com posed of volunteers from smaller European nations anc would be under command of the defense committee provided for in the North Atlantic treaty The proposed amendment to th military assistance bill also would state that a funda mental objective of U S policy is to seek revision of the United Na tions charter to establish effective world arms control backed by an international police force The Atlantic police force woula be used as a nucleus for the de velopment of such an internation al police force The 11 senators who offered the amendment said it grew out of a resolution they introduced during debate on the Atlantic pact look ing toward revision of the Unitec Nations or extension of the Atlan tic treaty into a world pact Vline Chief Denies Any Connection Says Halting of Payments Caused by Lack of Funds L Lewis stopped welfare payments to coal miners Friday just as 8000 dig gers stopped work in the west The western miners said their stoppage was a voluntary one and ewis here would not talk about a strike The United Mine Workers lead r said the halt in payments from he miners welfare fund was due to lack of funds Before his announcement there had been every indication of a quick showdown over the refusal of some operators particularly in the south to make the 20cents a ton royalty payments which have financed the fund The stoppage in effect even as Lewis announced the end of wel fare payments occurred in the UtahWyoming district of the UMW Not Called by Union Houston Martin of Rock Springs Wyo said it was purely volun tary and that it had not been called by union officials The men said it was in effect pending a settlement of the current contract dispute A spokesman for the Utah Coal Operators association said at Salt Lake City that the men were stopped from going to work at some of the mines by local of ficials of the United Mine Work ers He said he did not know the reason Suspension of the fund pay ments to miners was ordered in a resolution by the funds trustees Lewis declined to say by what vote the resolution was adopted Pensions 100 Monthly The trustees met in urgent ses sion amid indications of a show down over the refusal of some operators to make payments into the welfare fund The benefits include monthly pensions for miners 60 of age or more plus other forms of welfare benefits Senator Bridges RN the neutral trustee of the fund was with Lewis when the announce ment was made Erza Van Horn operators trustee had left earlier declining comment Bridges told reporters in answer to questions that he has not re signed as a trustee There had been advance rumors that Bridges was ready to quit Royalties Stopped The meeting came quickly after Lewis return from White Sulphur Springs W Va where the stop page of 20 cents a ton royalty pay ments by some operators put a newcomplication into negotiations for a coal mine labor contract Bridges has been criticized for remaining as a member after it was disclosed that he and Oper ator Ezra Van Horn the employer representative were receiving a year each for their services Bridges accepted the post 17 months ago and helped break Lewis deadlock over pension pay ments at that time Lewis is chair man of the trustees but accepts no pay He gets a year and ex penses as head of the United Mine Workers union ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Los Angeles Ernes tine Macias 4S of West Whittier Cal the mother of 14 children obtained a divorce from Alejandro Macias 55 because he wanted more children Enough is enough Mrs Macias told the judge in getting the decree Thurs day adding Macias refused to support their children and beal her When a nail is properly driven into seasoned wood its holding power increases with time Women Report Stolen at Apartment Iowa Effie Card 76 has reported to Iowa Falls police that in small bills was tak en from her upstairs apartment in the business district Mrs lima Frederick who shares the apart ment with her mother reports the theft of The women reported that nothing else was taken from the apartment Mrs Card has been a dressmak er in Iowa Falls for nearly 35 years and the amount stolen was her savings for many years This is the second robbery in the business district within a few days Four diamond rings valued at were taken from the Baker Jewelry store last Satur day REJECT U S STEELER Washington ff The senate Friday rejected President Tru mans appointment of Carl A II genfritz U S Steel Corp official to head the munitions board
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