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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 24, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Five Cents a Copy Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME COMI Octobej ION CHEST to November 2 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Has the Public Any Rights in a Strike away in one of those forecasts out of Wash ington the other day was this sig nificant statement Strikes in steel and coal will on until the public hollers The underlying point in that sentence is that these 2 and the same could be said of just about every other aimu at the heart of tne Public which arises in this connection is this Is the pub lic to continue being wholly help loss in the face of this blunder buss weapon called the strike Is there nothing that we the public can do by way of defending our selves I think there thats what Im going to visit with you about in this little commentary My proposal is neither new nor original with me But the strikes now under way and those threat ened add a pertinence and a time liness to the discussion at this time Theyre Bad Business Nobody of even reasonable in telligence can look at a strike either during its progress or aft erwards without recognizing this fundamental fact Strikes are bad business for worker the em ployer and most of all the gen eral public Nobody is the winner everybody is the loser Such bene fits as are gained by striking al most without exception could be had by use of the civilized rules of law which prevail in other areas of our democratic society A little more than 2 years ago the nations communications serv ices were all but paralyzed by a strike in the telephone industry When the controversy was re Bolved nobody had gained every body had lost That story is going to be re peated in the case of the steel and the coal strikes When the dust has cleared away the persons im mediately affected are going to discover that they are getting ap proximately what they could have had if the strike hadnt been called except perhaps for the lost wages Gone for Keeps But for the public theres an item of lost production which will be reflected in higher prices and si shortage of needed goods Thats something forever lost gone for keeps Every strike is a body blow at our economy and at our way of life Going back to that telephone Workers strike because it pro vides such a good example of what almost always happens Union leaders demanded an in crease of a week across the board The walkout ensued Sev eral weeks later the workers went back to work with an increase of approximately a week an amount not in excess of what could have been had by negotia tion and without striking In more than a few cases the wages lost during the strike have not been fully recov ered even years the workers Those who followed their leaders in blind faith on that occasion must have experienced an awakening as they looked back on their own penalty in that ill considered strike Gouging the Public In a general way the 2 princi pal strikes now under way parallel the telephone workers experience The Lewis strike is an obvious at tempt to gouge the public and the steel strike could by no stretch of the imagination be called unavoid able The point at issue between the union and steel man agement is whether the welfare program should be on a joint con tributory basis or financed entire ly by management Its a debatable question and it should have been debated in a civilized way over a conference table The federal social security pro gram is on a joint participation basis So also is the security pro gram in most industries although there are some fields in which the responsibility has been placed wholly in management The an swer to the question is one that should be arrived at by reason not force BEFORE Instead of AFTER In the end of course both of these strikes will be settled They always are And the fact that theyre settled AFTER the strike indeed it doesnt prove they could be settled BE FORE the strike A strike in our industrial econ omy is no more defensible than a war between nations Both are bad business Both are relics of our un civilized past Havent we advanced to that point in our ascent up the ladder of civilization where we can say were through with such a crude and barbaric weapon of Corrective action can come from Just one public and public opinion Neither manage ment nor labor leaders can be counted on to provide it Justice Should Prevail As I have pointed out many times in the past the most im portant step that can be taken is CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 24 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 13 200 Killed in Polish Train Wreck Warsaw Poland but reliable reports said Monday more than 200 persons were lulled m a train wreck Saturday near Nowy Dwor northwest of Warsaw Informants said the accident oc curred when the DanzigWarsaw express left the rails on a curve The locomotive and several pas senger cars turned over Some reports said the number of injured exceeded the death toll These reports described the acci dent as Polands worst rail disas ter in 30 years Trains were reported running normally over the line Monday after weekend reconstruction work Soy Air Force Is Tampering With Guard Montgomery Ala UR The United States air force already in the midst of a bitter row with the navy over unification policy Mon day was accused of tampering with the air national guard Maj Gen Ellard A Walsh of Minneapolis president of the Na tional Guard association charged here that the air force is attempt ing to absorb the air national guard and reduce it to a purely reserve force Walsh first voiced the charges Sunday night in a bitter statement at a press conference He was ex pected to repeat them in an ad dress opening the 71st general conference of the National Guard association of the United States The department of the air force continues apace its efforts to replace the air national guard with a purely air reserve force Walsh said He named Pete Quesada shining lights Lt Gen Elwood as one of the in the effort Quesada until recently was spec ial assistant to the chief of staff of the air force for the ahnational guard Walsh called the attempt a dangerous and foolish proposition which can serve no purpose Minnesota Land of Ten Thou sand Lakes really has more than 11000 The total includes no less than 99 named Long Lake and 91 named Mud Lake Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cool Monday Low Monday night 35 Cloudy and warmer Tuesday with high near GO Iowa Partly cloudy Monday and Tuesday Rising temperatures Tuesday Low Monday night 32 36 Minnesota Cloudy and warmer occasional light rain or snow north portion Monday night Tuesday cloudy occasional light rain or snow north Warmer south Low Monday night 32 to 38 High Tuesday near 40 north to 50 to 55 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 50 Minimum 25 At 8 a m 29 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 30 GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 50 Minimum 39 At 8 a m 40 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 27 MoPac Workers Hawaiian Longshoremen End Walkouts By UNITEO PRESS 1 he nations critical labor situation took a definite turn tor the better Monday as Missouri Pacific railroadmen and Hawaiian longshoremen ended their strikes and President Truman prepared to intervene in the coal and steel walkouts The Missouri Pacific railroad expected to have some passenger trains operating over its 11state system by Tuesday as 5000 conductors engineers trainmen and fire men ended the strike they gan 45 days ago to force set tlement of 282 longstanding grievances Most of the grievances involv ing about in claims were settled during negotiations of the last 2 weeks but a few re maining issues will be submitted for arbitration under the railway labor act The strike cost the road in revenues and the xvorkers about in lost wages The strike had idled 20000 other MoPac employes and several thousands in communities which relied on the railroad for train service About 20000 CIO longshoremen in Hawaii won wage increases that will tota 21 cents per hour by March 1 They had struck last May 1 for a 32 cent raise At that time the best offer by the island stevedore firms was 12 cents A few minor fringe issues will be settled after the men return to work Federal labor experts predicted meanwhile that President Tru man will take personal action to end the steel and coal disputes if they are not settled by Thursday White house informants said Mi Truman might use a TaftHartley injunction to send John L Lewis United Mine Workers back into the pits before cold weather cre ates serious hardships In the steel dispute they said he probably would call industry officials to Washington and urge them to accept the factfinding boards report which recommend ed that the CIO steelworkers give up demands for a wage boost while the firms paid for a 10cent hourly package pension and welfare pro gram Rawpacked tomatoes holdtheir color and shape better than hot packed tomatoes and also keep more of their natural fresh flavor WomanIs Given 8Year Term for Shooting Husband Knoxville Mrs Frances Gasparovich 48 was sentenced to 8 years in the womens state re formatory Monday when she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the shotgun shooting of her husband John Originally the farm wife had pleaded not guilty to a murder in dictment in the Oct 10 shooting She was sentenced by Judge Stan ley E Prall The judge also levied a fine Mrs Gasparovicli admitted fir ing 6 shots into her husband while he slept She told Sheriff Jim Van Hemcrt she did it because she reared her husband would kill her or other persons The couple lived on a farm north of Melcher Bennett Says He Owns Radio Firm DCS Moines UR Des Moines Safety Commissioner Myron J Bennett recently fired from his disk jockeys job by radio station KSO announced Monday he has bought all of the stock in a com pany proposing to form another Des Moines radio station Bennett told the city council he has purchased a 100 per cent stock issue in radio station Des Moines Inc in which he said he previous ly owned 18 per cent of the stock Bennett said the firm holds feder al communications commission permits for both AM and FM sta tions and that he planned to begin President in Call for Effective Atom Law Attlee Tells of British Expense Cut Will Be Slashed From Government Expense London Prime Minister Attlee announced Monday he is slashing 000 off government spending to ease Britains economic crisis Attlee told the house of com mons this does not include savings in Britains de fense spending The prime minister said there will be savings in the labor gov ernments socialized health pro gram in educationin pubiic and private building government ad ministrative costs and in govern ment public relations offices Food Price to Rise Prices of some foods will rise Attlee told the house The prime ministers program is tied in with Britains recent de valuation of the pound from to Britain is faced with the necessity of spurring her export drive to earn dollars and thus heavy reductions in her dollar purchases from the United States nave been forecast Attlee outlined these cuts Capital Expenditures Capital expenditures A reduc tion of about This covers such projects as school construction hospital construction highways and the like Education About in school spending for England Wales and Scotland Thiswill result in an increase of a penny about J cents for prices charged for students mcnls and will mean less transportation for students to schools Health service A charge of a shilling 14 cents will be made for each prescription under the national health service Hitherto the prescriptions were issued and filled free of charge This saving will amount to about Rites for Marston to Be Held Tuesday Ames for Anson Marston 85 deanemeritus of the engineering division of Iowa State college will be Tuesday morning in Great Hall Memorial Union The body will lie in state from a m to a m in the fac ulty lounge Burial will be in the college cemetery Dean Marston was fatally in jured in an automobile accident last Friday construction as soon as the approves Vhe stock transfer FCC The largest silica mine in the United States is located near Ar nold HEADS CLUB DISTRICT Waterloo Miss Ina B Wickham of Davenport has been elected the new 7th district gov ernor of the Quota club She suc ceeds Miss Ethel Hedcnberg of Sioux City Miss Margaret Brady of Omaha was chosen lieutenant governor STAGE FOR UN CORNERSTONE LAYING the invited guests are set up in East 42nd St in New York where an open air meeting of the UN general assemly was held Monday as a backdrop for the laying of the cor nerstone of the United Nations permanent headquarters FISHING all duck hunters Sunday did as well as Don Hovcy left and Leonard Wagner both of Des Moines were fishing near the north shore of Clear Lake and drifted into a flock of gccse estimated at between 750 and 3000 Hovey cast a plug and snagged this blue goose in the wing The dis gruntled flying fish seems ready to take a peck at his captor Studer Tells of Morrison Murder Scene Waterloo state agent testified in the murder trial of Edward Beckwith Monday that he found evidence of a terrific strug gle in the Morrison tavern cooler where the mutilated body of the tavernkeepers pretty young wife was found June 23 Max Studer 51 Mason City who investigated the slaying of Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhur Morri son for the state bureau of crimi nal investigation was the 2nd wit ness called as the district court trial resumed after a weekend re cess Studer said beer cases were top pled over and scattered around in the walkin cooler He described finding a string of beads lying near the cooler door bloodstains on a light bulb in the cooler on the cooler door and on the front door of the tavern and bloody footprints from the cooler door to the taverns back door by way of the bar and cash register After rapping for order 4 times during Studers testimony Judge Shannon Charlton warned lie would clear the court of spec tators if here further in terruptions The judges warning came as Studer twice exhibited anger dur ing his crossexamination by De fense Attorney William Beecher Beecher questioning Studer on legal points in the absence of the the state agent with questions to determine whether Studer knew Beckwith could read and write when a purported con fession was presented to the ac cused man for signature Studer also exhibited anger when Beecher forced him to admit that some statements in the alleged confession were not Beckwiths exact words Studer told Beecher I knew he could write but instructions by re phcd I didnt know when asked if he knew whether r Beckwith could read Fight Over Child Brings Death to 4 Blair Kans brief argu ment between divorced parents over custody of a child ended in the fatal shooting of 4 persons and the wounding of a 5th A coroners jury Monday clas sified 2 of the deaths as murder and 2 as self defense The shooting occurred Saturday in the farm home of Oscar Wil man Tarter 58 Officers said Galen Wood 29 had demanded his exwife the daughter of Tarter give him cus tody of one of their 2 children Mrs Wood refused The parents were divorced last week The coroners jury ruled Wood killed Mr and Mrs John H Sharp of Elwood Kans who were visit ing Tarter Tarter and Wood also were killed The jury ruled they died in a scuffle over guns It said Wood and Tarter each shot the other twice The jury called their deaths self defense because it could not determine which shots were fired first 4 Hungarians Die for Treason Budapest Hungary Gen Gyorgy Palffy one of Hun garys highestranking generals and 3 other officers were hanged Monday for treason A ministry of defense communi que said the 4 officers had been convicted at a secret military trial Palffy and one of the other 3 officers Bela Korondy a police colonel originally had been placed on trial before a peoples court with former Foreign Minister Laszlo Rajk charged with plotting with Yugoslav and American agents to overthrow Hungarys communist government ONLY HORSE HURT Cologne Germany man police said Sunday an auto mobile1 driven by Prince Bcrnhard the Netherlands collided with a hoiseclrawn cart Saturday near Wahn Only the horse was hurt Funeral Set for Osage Veterinarian Killed in Crash services for Dr Glen Richards 31 Osage veter inarian will be held Wednesday at 2 p m at the Lutheran church the Rev T P Solem officiating Burial will be in the Osage ceme tery Dr Richards was killed Sunday when his car collided with one driven by Bob Marshall Osage trucker at the intersection of 2 graveled roads 9 miles southwest of here Dr Richards was thrown from his car as it turned over on the road and he died enroute to a Ma son City hospital Marshall was uninjured Surviving are the widow the former Doris Bell of Thompson and son Michael who will be a year old in November his mother Mrs Hulda Richards and brother Clyde of Julesburg Colo and a1 sister Ruth of Denver Colo For the past G years Dr Rich ards had been in partnership with Dr C E Juhl at Osage and was returning from a call Sunday morning when the accident oc curred Latimer Girl Dies of Polio Latimer Funeral services for Pamela June Fahrmann 10 daughter of Mr and Mrs LaVern Fahrmann will be held at St Pauls Lutheran church Tuesday at 2 p m the Rev A T Keller man pastor officiating The child died of polio al Iowa City Satur day She was taken there the day before Besides her parents she leaves twin brothers Dennis and Dean She was born June 15 1939 Talks at UN Cornerstone Ceremonies Lie Places Box Containing Charter of Group Under Stone New York Tru man directed a new message of peace to men of good will throughout the world Monday and called on them to agree on an ef fective plan to outlaw atomic war fare The occasion was the 4th anni versary of the United Nations The president spoke at an unpre cedented openair meeting of the UN general assembly on the river site of the permanent UN headquarters Nearly 16000 persons gathered in the shadow of the 39story UN secretariat building for the cor nerstone ceremony The president had driven io the site in a motor cade through 16 blocks lined with 750000 cheering New Yorkers The chief executive shielded from a brisk river breeze by a huge blue backdrop bearing the UN crest called no names in his carefully considered speech It was anything but a fighting or tough speech No Mystery But the assembled UN dele gates including Russias Andrei Y Vishinsky needed no score cards to tell what the president was talking about Respect for human rights pro motion of economic development and a system forcontrol of weap ons are requisites to the kind of world we seek he said We cannot solve these problems over night but we must keep everlast ingly working at them in order to reach our goal Mr Truman sought to put his words of friendship into action because as he walked on to the elaborately decorated speakers rostrum he stopped to shake hands with Vishinsky and ex change what appeared to be brief pleasantries Immediately after Mr Truman finished Secretary General Trygve Lie accompanied by Chief Archi tect Wallace K Harrison slowly mounted a temporary flight of 46 steps to a platform where the cor nerstone rested in its temporary position Thirty feet above the crowd Lie placed into a stainless steel con tainer a copy of the UN charter a copy of the universal declaration of human rights and a copy of the dedication program in the name of the peoples of the United Na tions It is with a profound sense of the historic significance of this occasion that I proceed to dedicate the cornerstone of the permanent headquarters of the United Na tions he said Tut in Position The steel box was put in posi tion beneath the cornerstone As workmen had difficulty maneuver ing it into place Gen Carlos P Romulo president of the general assembly remarked audibly on the speakers dais it is as diffi cult as passing resolutions The box in place Lie and Har rison then used silver trowels to cement it firmly and workmen lowered the ton and a half stone into its position believe profoundly that only the success of the United Nations can prevent a 3rd world war and achieve a lasting peace Lie said The United Nations has not yet succeeded nor has it failed It is an unfininshed structure Many years will be needed to complete 1 Killed 27 Hurt in BusTruck Crash Paoli Pa police said one person was killed and 27 oth ers injured in the collision of a bus and large trucktrailer a mile and a half west of Paoli Monday State police said the crash oc curred near an underpass alone route 30 the Lincoln highway SAME Black trims deith   

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