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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 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 iiiliur VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Co MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 313 AP Wirephoto SHAKE HANDS AFTER SIGNING HISTORYMAKING FORD CONTRACT Walter P Reuther president of the CIO United Auto Workers and John S Bugas Ford vice president in charge of industrial relations shake hands early Thursday after sign ing a contract calling for a companyfinanced pension that pays monthly includ ing social security to Ford workers over 65 The negotiators stayed in session nearly 35 hours in reaching the agreement Ford UAW Find Pension Plan Accord Agreement to Give a Month to Workers Over 65 Detroit The Ford Motor company and the CIO United Auto Workers reached agreement early Thursday on a historymaking pension plan to be financed by the company It will pay social security Ford workers over 65 The agreement based on a 10 cent an hour package recently rec ommended by a presidential fact finding board in the steel industry averted a strike of 115000 Ford production workers The marathon negotiations ran nearly 35 hours without recess and therefore set an endurance record for the auto industry As late as midnight when the old contract expired UAW President Walter P Reuther said there was still a 5050 chance a walkout might be called The new pact runs 2A years giv ing hope of long peace in the in Disorders Flare Up Anew in Coal Fields dustry Unique Contract Nationalist Force Halts 3D S Ships Washington The state de partment announced Thursday that 3 American merchant ships are being detained near Shanghai by Chinese nationalist blockade forces The ships are the Flying Trader enroute from Hongkong to Shang hai and the Flying Independent andthe Flying Clipper outbound from Shanghai All are operated by the Isbrandtsen Co New York The United States does not rec ognize legality of the blpckade de clared by he nationalists for Shanghai and other China port cities The state departmentsaid it has askedfor full reports from American authorities in Shanghai befpre deciding on an appropri ate course of The report of the incident came from the American consulate gen eral at ships were intercepteicHry Chiriese naval craft off the mouth of the Yangtze river and requested to anchor The departments announcement said the nationalist forces had nied permission for these Ameri can ships to proceed to their des tination and had advised their skippers that officers from the warships would board and inspect the vessels Russia Breaks Friendship Alliance With Yugoslavia London Russia scrapped her friendship treaty with Yugoslavia Thursday declaring that Premier Marshal Titos regime has lined up with foreign imperialist circles The decision ending the alliance signed in 1945 was dis Parks Airline Says It Can Handle Lanes Washington Airline firm that has never started flights presented testimony Thursday that it can handle 2800 miles of midwestern routes it was awarded several years ago The East St Louis 111 airline previously the civil aeronautics board said was not able sufficient financial backing to be ginoperations The present CAB hearing was calledto determine whether Parks certifications should be continued or revoked closed in a soviet note Yugoslavia It was broadcast by Moscow radio The note declared the Budapest treason trial of former Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Rajk sen tenced to death Saturday disclosed Yugoslavia had been carrying on hostile activity against the Soviet Union Rajk was accused specifically of plotting with Yugoslav and Amer ican agents to overthrow the Mos cowbacked communist govern ment in Hungary Marshal Tito denounced the trial as a Russian propaganda move aimed at weak ening his Yugoslav regime The Russian Slap action was the UN Assembly Votes to Air C hi Issue Lake Success The United Nations assembly Thursday over rode soviet objections and decided to give a full airing to nationalist Chinas charges that Russia is threatening peace by aiding Mao TzeTungs Chinese communists The vote was 45 to 6 for placing the Chinese complaint on the as semblys calendar Five countries abstained The issue now goes to the assemblys 59nation political committee for detailed debate Yugoslavia joined the soviet bloc in opposing U N interven tion in the Chinese problem The Yugoslavs along with the Rus sians contended the China war is an internal matter and did not come within the province of the of frie U N Union U S Delegate Warren R Aus tin supported Chinas request for a full hearing of her charges Yugoslav Deputy Foreign Min ister Ales Bebler called the con flict in China a civil warand said it would be a blunder for the U N to intervene This he said would be taking sides in an ideo logical war against communism Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishirisky called Chinas com plaint a farce and denied Russia had violated the ChineseRussian 1945 friendship treaty Vishinsky said Ir to the charges about violating the treaty which are general I can only say that it is a lie a provocation a slander Man Is Killed When Truck Leaves Road Dewitt fP Clinton countys 4th traffic death of the year was recorded Wednesday night when Dorrance Monroe 45 Rock Island 111 was instantly killed on High way 61 two miles south of here when the truckin which he was riding went off the road Hal Norton 38 also of Rock Island driver of the truck is held in the Clinton city jail pending results of a blood test He was un injured CLOTHING TORN OFF Sibley Vangelder 29 Ocheyedan farmer suffered back and shoulder injuries Tues day when his clothing was torn Jn the power takeoff of a corn picker i sharpest slap at Yugo slavia since1 the Moscowled com infqrrn communist international information bureau expelled the Yugoslavs in June 1948 Since that time Russia and her eastern European satellites have clamped an economic boycott on Yugoslavia Marshal Tito on Tuesday ac cused Russia of rattling the sa ber and digging trenches in the satellite countries along the Yugo slav border in an attempt to in timidate his country There was immediate specula tion here that other communistna tions may follow Russias lead and sever formal ties with the Yugo slavs Mutual Aid Pacts Yugoslavia has friendship and mutual aid treaties with Albania Bulgaria Czechoslovakia Hun gary Poland and Romania As a result of the Budapest trial Hungary expelled 10 Hungarian diplomats from Budapest and Tito retaliated by expelling 9 Yugo slav legation attaches from Bel grade In the course of the trial the soviet note to Yugoslavia declared it was revealed that the Yugoslav government has already for a long time been carrying on profoundly hostile disruptive activity against the Soviet Union hypocritically masked by mendacious assurances Consider Merger The board also will consider whether a proposed acquisition of Parks by MidContinent Airline of Kansas City should be approved or whether the routes originally assigned Parks should be awarded to other applicants Loyd Benefield a Parks repre sentative said the firm would show it was fit willing and able to handle the routes The firm can do this he said in 2 ways 1 With singleengine planes MultiEnginc Planes 2 With multiengine planes if its proposed acquisition by Mid Continent is approved At Wednesdays opening session representatives of many cities along the involved routes ex pressed opposition to the use of singleengine planes They said the passenger potential required the use of larger planes and that 24hour allweather service also was necessary The board might reeognize Parks fitness willingness and ability to handle the route with singleengine planes Benefield said and still decide that the routes should go to a firm with multiengine planes Effective Oct 7 providing it is ratified by rank and file Ford workers the new contract is unique in the auto industrys his tory in at least 3 respects calls for the first major pension plan and the company agreed for the first time to shoul der the entire financial responsi bility for pensions the first time the union let its demand for an hourly wage increase go by the board in favor of security provisions The present wage rate of an hour will be continued 30month duration a record in the auto industry The past may affect mil lions of workers in the nations other heavy ly the steel workers 10 Cents an Hour Ford Vice President John S Bu gas said his firms pension agree ment was based on the expendi ture of the 10cent an hour limit recommended by a presidential factfinding board in the steel in dustry That package has not yet been granted to steel workers and a strike has been set for midnight Friday VThis agreement Reuther said points the way in the steel in dustry where they are resisting a principle established a pension should be entirely com panyfinanced It will lay the groundwork in our industry for moving forward Bugas who estimated his com pany eventually would be paying a year for pensions called the settlement a very good bargain for Ford its employes and the union Mason City May Get 76 New Homes Council Approves Water Main for Apartment Project Ah apartment development which would add 76 dwelling units to Mason City became a possibility Wednesday evening when the city council voted unnirnously to in stall a water main for the prevject in Willowbrook addition adjoining Pierce N W The building proposal by the John G Miller Construction com pany of Waterloo was presented to the council by Harvey J Bry ant president of the Mason City De velopment association He pointed out that the buildings would cost more than half a mil lion dollars and would add that amount to the citys taxable prop erty Cost of the water main will be amortized over a 10 year period as part of the Willowbrook De velopment companys contract it was agreed between the council and Frank D Pearce Willowbrook developer Realization of the project will depend on completion of plans for government financing and approv al by the federal housing adminis tration it was explained Aaron Miller Waterloo said however that he hoped to be able to start construction yet this fall special council meeting was attended by more than 30 mem bers of the development associ ation and the board of directors of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce AP Wirephoto Robin Roberts center shows bruises she says she received in a fracas in the El Morocco night club in New York which resulted in Actor Humphrey Bogart being banned from theplace Eyeing the marks are Peggy Rabe who was involved in the disorder and a friend Mary OConnell The affair will be aired in court Friday Berlin Airlift to End Friday Frankfurt Germany Berlin airlift will end at midnight Friday after 462 days of operation the U S air force announced Thursday The bridge of planes that beat the soviet land blockade of west ern Berlin had been scheduled to end Oct 31 But officials said it will cease operations a month early because sufficient stock piles of suplies have been ac piles of supplies have been ac cumulated in Berlin to meet any emergency Since it began June 26 1948 the airlift has flown more than 2343000 tons of food and other supplies into Berlin for the west ern sectors 2500000 inhabitants Flights totalled 277204 16 Freight Cars Derailed Decorah cars of a Milwaukee freight train were de railed near Fort Atkiason early Thursday when one span of a bridge over the Turkey river col lapsed No one was injured in the derailment The Milwaukee dispatchers of fice at Marion said 3 freight cars tumbled into the river The bridge span collapsed as the eastbound freight was ciossing it Thirteen other cars left the rails Only 2 cars and the caboose remained on the track Traffic was tied up on the line The dispatchers office at Marion said the line probably would be out for several days The derailment occurred about 1 a m The freight cars were loaded with grain farm imple ments and merchandise Two westbound passenger trains were reported arriving 5 hours late in Mason City Thursday NOT ENOUGH MONEY Hollywood Film Actress Barbara Lawrence 19 Wednesday had her final divorce decree from Actor John Fontaine whom she charged embarrassed her by telling friends she didnt give him enough spending money Steel Firms End Negotiations With Union Pittsburgh major steel producers broke off negotiations with the CIO United Steelworkers Thursday and the industry started shutting down as the Friday mid night strike deadline approached Crucible Steel company just outside Pittsburgh reported its workers had started walking out and the union established picket lines at all plant gates Officials expected the plant to be shut down within a Trucks Are Ambushed in Pennsylvania Dynamite Blasts Occur in Pair of NonUnion Mines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hidden riflemen ambushed a 14truck coal convoy on Snow Shoe mountain in central Penn sylvania Thursday firing a dozen shots at the nonunion truckers No one was reported hurt Earlier dynamite blasts wrecked nonunion mine tipples in Penn sylvania and Kentucky It was the 4th straight day of violent outbreaks in the nations coal fields State Policeman Howard Han cock said no pickets were in sight when the heavily guarded convoy began its s 1 o w descent of the mountain Step Caravan We didnt know we were be ing fired upon at first said State Police Corp Robert Daily But after the first few shots we re alized what it was and stopped the caravan He led a detail of troopers into the thickly wooded area found no one An explosion at Butler county Ky caused several thousands of dollars worth of damage A tip ple and nearby motor house were destroyed and the countryside rocked for several miles The Pennsylvania blast at Grass Flats was blamed by Robely M Smith president of the Junedale Coal company on United Mine Workers No onewas hurtiri eimerSTastr The explosions together with a directive by Virginias governor WilliamM Tuck provided a turbulent back ground for the resumption of ne gotiations Thursday between John L Lewis Mine Workers and 2 big branches of the coal indus hours Bethlehem and Republic the nations 2nd and 3rd largest pro ducers respectively stopped bar gaining B u t industry leader United States Steel and Union President Philip Murray arranged another session Big steelMur ray talks which usually chart in dustrys course apparently are deadlocked with neither side budging Steel plants across the country meantime put into effect plans for an orderly shutdown Banking of furnaces is under way It takes 24 to 48 hoursfor an orderly halt in steel operations Bethlehem Steel and the union stopped bargaining in what nego tiators called a complete stale mate No new sessions are scheduled down over a 10 cent of friendship for the Soviet KILLED IN COLLISION Waterloo Foster 20 formerly of Waterloo 111 was killed Tuesday night in a headon collision on the main street of Evansclale Waterloo suburb He had moved to Evansdale only 10 days ago to take a job at the Rath Packing plant It was the towns first traffic fatality since it was incorporated in 1947 Bargaining broke union insistence on Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair with slowly ris ing temperatures Friday Low Thursday 38 to 40 High Friday 74 Iowa Fair and warmer Thursday Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer Low Thursday night 3238 east 3842 west Minnesota Fair and warmer Thursday Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer south Cloudy with scattered light showers north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 56 Minimum killing frost 24 At 8 a m 40 hourly pension and insurance package to be wholly financed by he company Bethlehems pre ious offer of a pension and in urance program was rejected be cause it called for worker contri butions contrary to recommenda ions of a presidential factfinding BULLETIN Washington 9901000 appropriation for foreign economic aid won house ap proval Thursday and was sent to the senate It was approved on a voice vote AP Wlrcpholo YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 77 41 LONGSHOREMEN CLASH WITH pickets pushed their way onto a Co lumbia river dock Wednesday at the Dalles Ore where pineapple from strikebound Hawaii was being unloaded Two AFL truck drivers were injured and trucks and a dock crane damaged in the brief battle A circuit court judge later ordered the union to halt picketing board Republic Steel corporation at Ileveland offered a contributory pensioninsurance plan which the union immediately rejected Agreement of Ford Motor com pany to finance pensions and in surance for its workers added new pressure to the U S Steel Vlurray negotiations But neither he corporation nor the union would comment on the Ford set tlement U S Steel and other big pro ducers want employes to share in the costs The union says that all companies which dont switch over will be struck at a m Saturday Traffic congestion has reduced real estate values in some down town areas of American cities SAME Blick riaf dtftlh pai 3i hmr Tear Gas Is Used to Halt Labor Melee Niagara Falls N Y iff deputies used tear gas Thurs day to disperse a clubwielding group of strikers attempting to storm buses and automobiles car rying workers into the strike bound Bell Aircraft plant The strikers members of local 501 CIO United Auto Workers vere grouped outside the plants nain gate when a cavalcade of approximately 200 automobiles and a few buses drove up es corted by sheriff deputies As the cavalcade approached he strikers rushed forward brandishing sticks But they were stopped short when deputies and lant guards tossed tear gas aombs into their midst A strong northwind drove the gas among the strikers and they scattered into fields pursued by deputies At least 12 were taken into custody The brief lasted about 10 dis rupted picketing activities and the cavalcade of workers able to proceed slowly into the plant Injured Fatally as Car Hits Bike Fillmbre Eightyearold John Carr ofChicago was injured fatally here Wednesday he was struck by a car and thrown into a ditch The boy was riding a bicycle He died of a fractured skull and other injuries Deputy Sheriff John Murphy said John apparently had turned into the path of the car driven by Henry Pothoven of Fella Iowa No inquest is planned John was vis iting relatives here try llth Strike Day The walkout of 480000 mine workers was in its llth day Thursday Lewis who isnt ex pected to attend meetings with the southern coal operators and with the northern a n d western men said it was a spontaneous demon stration not a strike The mine workers are angry at the cutoff of welfare and pension benefits Reports began circulating in the anthracite fields of eastern Penn sylvania that the hard coal men would go back to work Monday There was ne confirmation of the rumor There was violence too in Ala bama There a miner was re ported killed by gunfire and an other seriously wounded The sheriff at Jasper said however he couldnt confirm the death Coast Guard Planes Seek Italian Flyers Miami Fla guard rescue planes were sent to an area 500 miles east of Nassau in the Bahama Islands Thursday to search for 2 Italian transAtlan tic fliers reported alive and drif ing on the wreckage of t h ei r plane The coast guard rescue control center here said it had been ad vised by New York headquarters that Trans World Airways had re ceiyed information indicating the fliers might be alive TWA said the Italian marine radio had picked up a message believed to be from the lost fliers and asked that it4be relayed to the coast guard The message said We are still alive We are drift ing near Bahama Islands We can survive Our position 68 degrees longitude 25 degrees 7 minutes latitude Insufficient food Ra dio inoperative We have seen no search planes We will send fur ther information TWA said its Rome office added that this is believed to be the aircraft Suzanna Request relay and advise The coast guard had no further information except the possible location 500 miles east of the Ba hama capital The search plane was ordered ouf of the San Juan Puerto Rico air base PROCLAIMS COLUMBUS DAY Des Moines William It was estimated in 1889 that there weiie only 541 bison in 1CS moincs wuimiii mere weiiu umy uisuu in S Beardsley Thursday proclaimed United States of an original 50 Oct 12 as Columbus day 1 000000   

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