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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY frAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 1949 HOME EDITION Uliilf This Paper Consists of Two One No 315 TANKS FLAME AFTER STEEL PLANT BLAST A series of rending explosions damaged these benzol tanks at the Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad companys big Failfield Steel works in Birmingham Ala Friday Six persons were hurt none seriously Blastswere at the plants coke works Firemen quickly halted the spread of flames 10 Crewmen Perish in 617 Crash Raton N M air force B17planeflew into the top of a mesa in a storm near the Colo radoNew Mexico border Friday night and killed all 10 men aboard James B Barber editor of the Raton Range said the plane had been identified as an air rescue craft from Briggs air base El Paso Texas The plane had been missing since Friday enroute from Biggs to Lowry field at Denver The wreckage was located by an air rescue plane about the same time as 2 ranchers found it and reported to Mary Bartolino Black owner of the mountain pasture where the ship crashed who visited ed wrecRagg was atop 7 miles north of Raton The plane lacked only 150 feet of clearing the gently sloping table land and hit a quar ter mile north of the rim Wreckage was scattered over 400 yards Only the tail section re mained intact Plane Stolen From Boone Is Flown to Ohio Russians Will Try to Oust Nationalists From UN Seats Lake Success N Y soon will launch a drive to oust Chinese nationalists from the United Nations and seat a Chinese communist delegation a highlyplaced soviet bloc spokesman said Saturday This undoubtedly will be the last assembly in which the Kuomintang nation alist government will participate the spokesman said The soviet government was ex pected to set the stage for its de Steel Mills Across Nation Idled by USW Walkout mands by immediate renunciation of the SinoSoviet treaty of friendship of 1945 and recogni tion of the communist Chinese peoples republic formed in Peip ing Russia also pushed a diplomatic offensive on 2 other fronts seek ing victories over the west on the issues of Korea and the former Italian colonies soviet union scored a tri umph Friday when the general assemblys political committee relegated Chinese nationalist charges against the kremlin to a lowly 5th place on its agenda In this position the nationalist charges probably will not be con sidered for several weeks and may not reach the full general as sembly until midNovember In delegating the issue to 5th place the 59member committee overrode arguments by the United States and Britain in support of China China had argued that her Zanesville Ohio ff Zanes ville police today released with out charges a 20yearold pilot of a Piper Cub airplane reported taken yesterday from a Boone Iowa airport Police said the youth Sinclair Gearing of Annapolis Md said he took the plane for a trip from Boone to his home intending to return it He said the manager of the airport in Boone owed him No charges were filed The plane owned by Everett Scott manager of the Scott Fly ing Service at Boone was taken from the Boone airport early Fri day When the plane landed here Gene Griffin manager of the Zanesville airport said a mechan ic drove the pilot into Zanesville Later the airport was notified by the CAA to be on the outlook for the plane At Des Moines Norbert Locke director of the state aeronautics commission identified Gearing as a Boone airport employe He said Gearing had left a note saying was using the plane for a trip would be back with it Locke said Gearing who came here 3 weeks ago from Annapo lis Md had talked with Scott about making a trip to Annapolis Scott said the youth had only about 15 hours flying experience and no crosscountry experience He described Gearing as a good kid who cant fly as well as he thinks he can The Boone airport manager planned to fly to Zanesville Sat urday to recover his plane charge that Russia is threatening the peace of the Far East through aid to Chinese communists should be considered immediately after the currentlydebated problem of the disposition Italian colonies of the former IN TROUBLE AGAIN Omaha Rumrock 39 pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering in district court Friday only 3 days after his release from Iowas Fort Madison penitentiary Judge James T Eng lish deferred sentence Rumrock was arrested after he had spenl hundreds of dollars which he was accused of taking in a restaurant breakin here MOUNTAIN FOR ROBESON Moscow mountain peak in Russia has been named after Negro Singer Paul Robeson the communist party newspaper Pravda reported Saturday UPW Plans to Stump for Brannan Plan Des Moiiies UR The CIO United Packinghouse Workers said 5aturday will open an intensir led drive in 5 Iowa congressional districts this winter to rally farth ers arid workers behind the Rrtirf aan plan Clive Knowles Iowa farmer la relations director for the union said the fomenters of discord be vveen farmers and workers did iheir best at the national repub ican farm conference at Sioux City last week Our answer to these gentlemen s going to be an intensified drive his winter to hold farmerlaoor meetings throughout the 5 con gressional districts where our union locals are situated so that n face to face talks farmers and workers in this state can begin o come to some agreement on who their political friends and enemies really are Knowleo said He said the Packinghouse Work ers are all out behind the Bran nan program because we are con vinced that it lays a firm foun dation for a sound prosperous economy Knowles said the Packinghouse Workers sponsored booths and dis plays and circulated pamphlets at 18 county fairs last summer Fires Go Out at Homestead Strike Is On Pittsburgh It was mid night Shrill whistles pierced the foggy blackness The midnight shift was over Grimy men in grease smeared work clothes and carrying empty lunch buckets streamed from the sprawling homestead works of the Carnegie Illinois Steel cor poration The gates clanged shut Silent men bearing white plac ards proclaiming steel workers are on strike for pensions social insurance ringed the plant in a picket line The great steel strike of 1949 was under way Repeated Over Nation The scene at this United States steel subsidiary was repeated at steel plants throughout the na tion But it had special signifi cance at the homestead plant where the steel union in its in fancy once was crushed Near the Amity street entrance to the huge plant is a memorial to the 7 union men killed in the bloody Homestead riot of 1892 Three com pany were killed The general gloom of the steel picture was mirrored by the dark starless skies The familiar orange and scarlet fires that light Pitts burghs skies like a midnight sun rise were gone The open hearths that spew forth the golden glory were cold The steel making furnaces were banked Sober View Said one picket soberly I hope it dont last as long as the 1946 strike That one went 29 days But 2 other marchers young in and new in steelmaking took the wrtlkoul lightly fI sure hope It lasts 2 weeks said one That would make it a nice vacation The other complained Hell why didnt this caper start November 1st when hunting season opens We could kill 2 birds with one stone that way AP Wirephoto GETTING READY FOR Esken left uses a heavy to cut off gas flow to a blast furnace as the furnace is closed down at the Carrie plant of U S Steels Homestead works in Pennsylvania Friday in preparation for a strike John Fru mara a fellow worker stands beside him Former Iowa Pastor Dies in California Santa Monica Cal Dr David A Murray 88 retired Pres byterian missionary leader writ er and teacher w h o formerly preached in Iowa died here Thursday night Doctor Murray served for 10 years beginning in 1892 as pas tor of Presbyterian churches in Chicago Perry Iowa and Ottum wa Iowa He died of injuries suffered recently in a fall at his home here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and mild Saturday night and Sun day with some chance for local showers or thunderstorms High Sunday 7580 low Saturday 50 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday scattered showers and thunderstorms northwest and extreme west portions north portion Satur day night Continued mild Low Saturday night 5560 northwest to 5055 southeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day night with scattered showers north and central por tions Partly cloudy south and mostly cloudy with scattered showers north portion Sunday No decided change in temper ature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 70 Minimum 46 At 8 a m 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 47 Gillilland Says He Will Resign Glemvood Republi can Chairman Whitney Gillilland ook cognizance Saturday of ru mors that his resignation w a s Bought but said he has no inten ion of resigning I not only havent been ap jroached to resign but I dont be ieve there is anything to it I dont have any present intention of resigning Gillilland said A report that the chairmans esignation was being sought was published in an editorial by Don 3erry editor of the Indianola Record this week Berry wrote of the recent re publican farm meeting at Sioux ity The rumor was abroad around the hotels that the Iowa Manu facturers Association and Nation al Committeeman Harrison Span gler are trying to force the resig nation of Whitney Gillilland of jlenwood as Iowa state republi can chairman Berry said in the editorial He added I dont believe they will get away with it while Governor William S Beardsley is looking 2 Defense Agencies Without Authority SAME IWhIU weans no rftfflo deithi In pest 24 hours Washington American cities were attacked tomorrow the federal government would be ready with 2 civil defense plan ning organizations totaling about a dozen men who have no author ity whatsoever Some states and communities have gone ahead with their own plans for rescue and protection of civilian populations in event of atomic or other aerial attack un der plans tentatively outlined by the federal government a year ago and since put aside for new stu dies But the only civil defense plan ning groups in the federal setup now are a study unit within the national security resources board consisting of a coordinator and one assistant and a civil defense liason office in the defense de partment made up of about 10 men In a directive earlier this year President Truman ended the of fice of civil defense planning cre ated in March 1948 by the late Secretary of Defense James For restal The directive transferred responsibility for planning a na tional civil defense system to the NSRB with William H Gill named coordinator The office of civil defense plan ning was headed by Russell J Hopley Omaha telephone com pany executive and consisted of members and committees repre senting a crosssection of civilian and military life In November 1948 7 months after it was officially dissolved this agency issued a report recom mending that civil defense be a primary responsibility of local civilian organizations with a fed eral agency guiding the program In addition the office working with state and municipal groups prepared a program of legislation for introduction in congress and instate legislatures The report and program were turned over to the secretary of defense and to the president The program was not introduced in congress The matter remained dormant until Mr Trumans di rective ordered new studies to be made by NSRB There has been no indication whether the announcement tha Russia has set off an atomic ex plosion will mean a speedup in efforts to get a new program be fore congress When the Hopley report was issued it was announced tha technical training manuals in structing civil workers in defense against atomic and other types of air attack would be issued after passage of appropriate legislation by congress and the states In answer to a question civi defense planners said Saturday that because the legislation was not enacted no training manuals have gone forth The NSRB unit is getting or ganized to expand its study staf for the preparation of new plans some of which presumably wil retain features of the Hoplej recommer Jations Construction of Pipeline to Start Here Hickeniooper Challenges Equipment ancT a crew of 90 men are being assembled in Ma son City by the A C Holder Con struction company Tulsa Okla for the building of a section of 12inch pipeline for the Great Lakes Pipe Line company The section to be built by the Holder company with Mason City as headquarters extends from the Minnesota line southward to Clear Lake and then to Iowa Falls a distance of 72 miles following the route of 2 previously laid pipes This section of pipe is part of a 900 rnile pipe being added to the facilities of the Great Lakes Pipe Line company extending from the oil fields in the south west to the Twin Cities Heading the construction here as general superintendent is Red Brown J C Brown assistant superintendent was here Satur day to establish an office and warehouse for headquarters and to make an appeal to citizens of Mason City lor help in living quarters for his crew We will need rooms and apart ments for some 20 families and many more single men he told Secretary Lester Milligan of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce Washington proposed report clearing the atomic energy commission of incredible mismanagement charges threw the senatehouse atomic committee into a bitter fac tional battle Saturday Senator Hickeniooper RIowa who made the charges several months ago against the AEC and Chairman David E Lilienthal branded as a whitewash a staffprepared draft report which said the could not be proved Hickeniooper also bluntly chal lenged a statement by Committee Chairman McMahon that We need no change in the management of the atomic com mission The commission is not guilty of the charges that have been levelled against it Replied Hickeniooper This is not a report at all It was not authorized The conclu sions never have been discussed The investigation is not even com pleted Prepared by Borden The proposed report on the com mittees investigation was pre pared by the committee staff headed by William Borden un der McMahons direction The preliminaiy draft which went into details of evidence pre sented in the hearings made these other proposed findings along with its contention that Hicken loopers mismanagement charges could not be proved 1 That if there were any leaks that helped Russia develop the atomic bomb all occurred before the commission assumed respon sibility for the atomic project in 1947 when it took over from the army engineers Low Point 2 That atomic development had reached a low point in 1947 and there is strong and largely uncontested evidence that the commissioners have put the proj ect on its feet 3 That there is no foundation in the evidence for Hickenloop ers charges that communists and fellow travelers have found their way into the atomic project 4 That physical plant protec tion and FBI investigations of personnel considered alone fur nish antispy insurance to a de gree previously unknown in America 5 That the shipment of isotopes atoms abroad is promoting peace and that the AEC did not violate the law by such shipments or by any of its other actions Coal Supply Higher Than Last Years Pittsburgh The nations coal strike is 2 weeks old Satur day but ironically coal stockpiles are higher than at the same strikeless time last year The Bureau of Mines reports a 48day supply on hand That compares with the 46day supply in 1948 And the coal may last a lot longer than 48 days Usually a prolonged coal strike shuts down the fuel hungry steel industry Now the steel industry is closed by a strike of its own That dras tically reduces the nations fuel appetite One 5th of John L Lewis United Mine Workers go back to digging coal Monday But its stili no pension no work for his 400 000 bituminous diggers in north ern and southern states Lewis Friday signaled a return to work for 80000 anthracite hard coal miners in eastern Pennsylvania who walked out in sympathy with their fellow UMW members Sept 19 Also ordered back to the mines were 22000 western miners The fiery UMW leader is en gaged in marathon contract talks with northern and western bitum inous mine operators at White Sulphur Springs W Va There is no sign of agreement ilEADS MOTOR GROUP Des Moines L Cole Des Moines was reelected president of the Iowa Motor Freight Ac countants association at its con vention here Friday C A Ander son Fort Dodge and M F Ugarph Clinton were reelected directors No Discrimination Montgomery Ala Traf fic Cop Roland L Banville wrote out a parking ticket and left it under the windshield wiper of a car When called on to pay off in police court he explained It was a new car and I didnt recognize my license number Plants in 27 States Are Affected Strike Does Not Apply to 4 Firms Picket Lines Quiet Pittsburgh strike by halfmillion CIO United Steel workers Saturday shut down iron and steel mills from coast to coast The free pension and insurance walkout dealt a crippling blow to American industry Coupled the 2 week old coal mine strike it threatens to disrupt American economy Picket lines at mill gatesin 27 states generally were small and quiet in the first nationwide steel strike since 1946 Plant gates in Pittsburgh Detroit and Cleveland were circled by picket lines which Storage Bin Check Washington agricul ture department is making a quick survey to find out whether the steel strike will disrupt its corn storage program The strike enters into the pic ture because the department has placed large orders for steel bins to help store the huge crop in the corn belt A department official said Saturday that spot check early this week indicated that most fabricators had ample stocks of sheet steel to complete their contracts for bins even though steel production plants closed dwindled to rnere handfuls sey eral hours Strike begsiv at a m A restaurant in Lorain Ohio whose Establishment is near a giant plant of the National Tube company posted this sign in a window 1Cent Soup Large bowl of soup for dura tion of strike one cent Supervisory workers and fore men passed through picket lines without incident They are al lowed free entrance to keep mill equipment in good shape to re sume work whenever the strike ends No violence was reported anywhere The strike does not apply to 4 steel producing companies They are Portsmouth Steel compsny Portsmouth Ohio Allegheny Ludlum Steel corporation Pitts burgh Kaiser Company Inc with plants in Utah California and Pennsylvania and Harrisburg Steel company Portsmouth Steel with 4000 workers gave in to union de mands for a 10cent hourly pack age covering companypaid pen sions and insurance for employes Other segments of the industry held out for social security pro grams in which workers would kick in part of the costs Harris burg Steels 1500 workers are on the job because negotiations are ccntinuing under a later strike deadline Contracts in Effect Allegheny Ludlum which has 12000 employes and Kaiser with about 4000 are still operating because their contracts run until October 15 Those firms have not yet received the unions demands The strike closed 53 steel com panies and 50 iron ore mining firms in what may prove to be one of the most quiet steel strikes in American history Mills had begun to close down operations as much as 2 days be fore the strike deadline Scatter ed wildcat strikes dotted the na tion before the scheduled end of the truce asked by President Tru man and accepted by both union and industry DIES UNDER TRACTOR West Chester fP Ralph Jay Robertson 55 West Chester farm er was killed Friday when his tractor overturned on a country road near here JAILED FOR ASSAULT Des Moines Boyd Bobby Vandever 35 well known Softball and professional football player pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily injury Friday He was sentenced to one year in the state reformatory at Anamosa Vandever was charged with at tacking a former professional boxer with a knife Plans Homecoming Wheelerwood The Wheeler wood church homecoming will be held Sunday with services in the Hows That Winfred S D Nellie Barrett 71 has been teaching school in this area for 45 years and says her job is getting all the time Kids arent f morning a picnic lunch at noon hard to manage as they usedr and a program in the afternoon she observed J 4 FINAL FINAL Iowa PurcM Army Penn State Northwestern II Pittsburgh 3 4 FINAL FINAL No Carolina Georgia 3 Ohio State D HI 53 Indiana V   

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