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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER fDITED FOR THi HOME Five Cents a Copy Associated Pressand United Press Full Leaie WUos J CITY GLOBEGA THE NEWSPAPHR THAT MAKES ALL N o T IOWANJ N c ETTE HOME EDITION MASON CITY IQWA This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On Ap Wirepholo president of the Monday FOR STRIKE TALKSJohn r international secretarytreasurer Cambridge Ohio nounced purpose in unicago at a mlipri Tuesdays meeting UMW American Is Freed From Czech Jail Prague Czechoslovakia The Czechoslovak gove r n m e n t Tuesday released Samuel Meryn clerk of the U S embassy from jail A Prague broadcast said he was told to get out of this country The embassy clerk had been held more than 2weeks on charges that he had been spyrhg against the communistdominated government The release followed a conver sation between the communist president Klement Gottwald and the new U S ambassador Ellis O Briggs as Briggs presented his credentials here Meryn was ar rested Oct 21 by Czech security police The U S embassy said Meryn had left Czechoslovakia at once upon his release The announce ment added that Meryns wife an Austrian citizen had departed with him by auto for western Ger many Previously Meryns wife Slavica had been identified as a Yugoslav citizen Survey Shows UE Is Facing Loss of 107000 Members ited ltend Workers ex policies of more ring along Fair Deal to Get Test in Senate Race 3Cornered Mayor Contest Takes Place in New York City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Trumans fair deal program came in for a major public test Tuesday it the hands of an estimated 5500000 New Yorkers voting on the election of a United States senator The bitter contest between Sen ator John Foster Dulles repub lican and former democratic Governor Herbert H Lehman far overshadowed a number of other contests and issues in scattered elections across the nation The 2 men both prominent public figures campaigned hard to fill out the unexpired term of former Senator Robert F Wag ner DN a new deal stal wart who resigned because of ill health last July Gov Thomas E Dewey appointed Dulles to serve until the election Term to Expire Wagners term will expire in January 1951 Ordinarily a race for such a short term would ex cite little public interest But the stature of the 2 candidates plus their clearcut definition of is sues has projected the scrap into a preview of the 1950 campaign where control of congress will be at stake Lehman 71 embraced the fair No 24 Top St Firm Make Labor Pact deal for his campaign and stumped vigorously for Mr Tru mans program He received a public endorsement from the president and active from present and former cratic cabinet members support demo At the same time the CIO nounced that the new electrical L supplant the won it iirst employer recognition in contract signed with 2 firms em Ploying 1075 workers at Yonk ers N Y Scores of Locals The survey covered Found Hurt at Bottom of Elevator Shaft Jacob Nagel 60 1022 Monroe N W engineer at the postoffice in Mason City was reported in satis factory condition at Park hospital Tuesday where he was suffering from severe head and chest in juries He was taken to the hos pital from the elevator pit at the postoffice in midafternoon Mon day but no one was able to ex plain how he was injured Nagel and Joe Lemker the elevator operator were working in the pit giving the machinery its usual maintenance according to Assistant Postmaster H J Stein berg When the 2 workers heard someone buzz for the elevator Nagel told Lemker to operate the elevator The elevator is constructed with a bumper in the pit so that it is possible to work under it Stein berg explained Lemker said he thought Nagel was working on a ladder at the time When the elevator reached the 2nd floor Lemker thought he heard a crash in the pit and went immediately to investigate He and a navy recruiting officer with him found Nagel lying on the floor of the pit his face and head bleeding They said he crawled out of the pit however with their assistance Nagel was in great pain while he lay on the postoffice floor for the ambulance Stein berg said and was unable to tell anyone what had happened Continue Express Rate for Papers DCS Moines Iowa commerce commission Tues day ordered the present express rates on newspapers of 2 of a cent a pound continued until March 12 1950 A new rate of 12 cents a pound was scheduled to go into effect Nov 13 for newspapers traveling in intrastate commerce The 12 cent rate is in effect for news papers moving in interstate com merce The commission ordered the tnspension of the effective date of the increase following complaints from most major newspapers in the state and ordered that a hear ing be set scores o locals in 12 Il linois Indiana Iowa Massachu setts Minnesota Missouri New Jersey New York Ohio Penn sylvania and West Virginia It showed that 107482 UE mem bers have voted to secede from the parent union or have otherwise indicated strongly they intend to do so m the less than a week since the UE was expelled by the na tional CIO for left wingism Most of those who have voted for secession have also announced their intention of going into the CIO A few have made no state ment of their intent One small local joined the ClOUnited Auto Workers A total of 68608 UE members in other locals have voted to stick by the parent organization or have announced that is their intention Half and Half This total of 176090 who have said what they intend to do com pares with a total UE membership estimated at 400000 to 450000 Previous tests of strength in the locals and of the national conven tion floor indicate that about half the membership is left wing half right wing The survey does not include 25 Chicago locals 24 of which voted to stay with the NE as member ship figures of this group are not yet available Developments have followed thick and fast since the national CIO last week at its Cleveland convention kicked the UE out for showing left wing tendencies An nouncement of the new CIO union to attract right wingers who wanted out of the UE followed the expulsion by minutes 4 Million Filipinos Go to Polls Manila Philippines UR An estimated 4000000 Filipinos voted for a new president Tuesday amio violence in which 22 persons were reported killed The independent Manila Times predicted that President Elpidio yuirmo wouJd win over his 2 op ponents The first reported re turns from a precinct on Mind anao Island gave Quirino 87 votes against one for Jose P Laurel and none for Jose Avclino Aveuno is leader of a dissident wing of the liberal party and Laurel is the nacionalista party candidate who was president of tne puppet regime under the Jap Q M L anese A day of shooting and violence at the polls was climaxed by a sun battle in Bulan a town in Sorso gon province on Luzon in which Mayor Obsum Timas was killed One other man was killed and one wounded in the same fight All were Quirino partisans Acheson Arrives Conference Paris of State Dean Acheson arrived Tuesday for big 3 conference on Germany n nd other matters Acheson arrived at p m Elderly Man Dies in Auto Wreck Plover tfVA 78yearold man was killed Monday when he was thrown through a windshield in an automobile accident His eld erly brotherinlaw was injured seriously Harry McFadzcn was killed and John Henderson 79 injured m the accident which happened as they were driving out of the lane of their farm home near here Sheriff T R Stahly said Hen derson was driving the car and apparently lost control It shot across the road and clown a 10 foot embankment Henderson was taken to Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge a m CST aboard an Amer ican Overseas Air Linos Strato cruiser It landed at Orly Field outside Paris RECENT ALIEN DIES AT 106 Cal UR Russian born Michel Levitt who became a citizen at 98 died Monday Dulles 10 years Lehmans junior lias hammered away hot ly at Mr Trumans domestic pol icies as A threatening individ ual liberties and B leading to the development of an allpower ful central government In a nut shell it is the statism charges which the republicans have raised against the administration New York City where a hot 3 race for mayor took place Albany Binghamton Buffalo Syr acuse and Utica were expected to contribute to the surge of voters to the ballot boxes Truman Backs ODwyer rJ1 the New York Cit contest William ODwyer the democratic incumbent had the backing of President Truman ODwyer pre dicted victory but so did his 2 major opponents Newbold Morris the republicanliberalfusian can didate and Rep Vito Marcantonio American labor party New Jersey another state that went republican in 1948 was the arena for a statewide battle pre dicted in advance to be close The fight was between Republican Governor Alfred E Driscoll and Democratic State Senator Elmer H Wene for a 4 year term as the states chief executive The only other gubernatorial contest has attracted little outstate interest Virginia voters are re garded as certain to name Demo cratic State Senator John S Battle over Republican Walter Johnson Crommelin Is Restored to Active Duty Washington John G rommelin whose release of con fidential navy correspondence ouched off the congressional in estigation of military policy got aff Tuesday with only a sharp Vep He was restored to active luty Admiral Forrest P Sherman the new naval chief of operations disposed of Crommelins case by writing him a letter of reprimand The letter said Crommelin had vi olated navy regulations Crommelin 48yearold avia tion hero of World war II had been under suspension while the navy considered whether to court martial him Sherman in putting him back on active duty assigned him as aviation officer on the staff of the western sea frontier comman of dissat men over cler On Oct 3 Crommelin slipped to newspapermen copies of a let ter from Vice Admiral Gerald F Bogan to Secretary of the Navy Francis P Matthews Bogans letter spoke isfaction among navy military policies that cut down on the navy and built up the air foice Bogan said that morale particu larly among younger officers was being hurt The publication of the letter brought on the inquiry by the house armed services committee into the quarreling among the armed services President Truman Attends Ballet Washington Tru man attended a ballet performance Monday night and liked it very much He gave this verdict to report ers after a 2i hour performance by he Sadlers Wells ballet of Eng ancl touring the United States or the first time Mr Truman and Mrs Truman at in the presidential box at Con titution hall They joined in fre 4uent applause and he nodded his lead to the movements of the dancers and kept time to the music vith his program Damage Suit Is Filed for False Arrest Montezuma Cedar Rapids residents are seeking 000 apiece in a false arrest dam age suit filed in district court here The 3 filed the suit Monday against the Grinnell chief of po lice and 2 officers Filing the suit were Clifford Mortland Dale Dodge and James T Blake They named as defend ants Police Chief tTohn Reisner and Officers John Meyer and Fred MYSTERY SHOOTING VICTIMDuane Robert 8 son of Mr and Mrs Maynard Johnson of near Kensett luesday was in satisfactory condition at Park hospital where he was taken Sunday after being shot in the back by a rifle Investigation has failed to uncover clues to the shooting which Duanes brother LeRoy 12 says was done by someone passing by ln a car as the boys played in the yaid f ln a e oys played in the their home The parents were at a nearby farm at time Mrs Johnson says LeRoy told her he said out theyre pointing a gun out the window as o the shot Four men ranging in age from 19 to 39 were questioned Monday but were not held Le ixoy said the car was a late model blue sedan 35 Navy Ships Fail to Bring Down Missile From Submarine Aboard USS Spangler Off Hawaii submarine aunched buzz bomb zoomed over a long line of 35 navy shTps Monday and apparently escaped a hit from antiaircraft Roop In they their petition the 3 allege were fired on by Grinnell police last September as they were enroute from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines The complaint states they were held by police for 2 hours vyith no charges filed An is sought by Blake who alleges damage to his car hp rwv if f S assisted ky a rocket in its takeoff from the deck of the submarine Carbonero Known in navy par lance as a loon the missile was launched 20 miles behind 35 ships strung out over a 21mile course It sped 400500 miles an hour over its controlled course and plungedinto the 80 miles from where it was launched UMW Meet Is Canceled by Lewis Settlement Attempt With Individual Coal Operators Is Seen By UNITED PRESS New agreements were reached in the steel strike Tuesday and developments in the soft coal walkout indicated that UMW Chief John L Lewis might be attempting to reach settlements with some individual Illinois or Indiana coal operators In the steel strike agreements were announced between the CIO Steelworkers union and Republic Steel and Jones Laughlin bringing closer the end of the 39 dayold strike However 345 000 steel workers still were idle The new steel settlements brought the companies ranking 2 3 and 4 in national steel produc tion back into the USW Bethlehem Republic and Jones sea Will Face Iowa Fur Theft Charge St Paul Young dahl Tuesday signed an extradition warrant for the return of Leon Harrington of St Paul to Watei oo Iowa to face a charge in con fighters from the carriers Valley lection with a fur store robbery Forge and Boxer The missile is A close look at the Loon ing showed the navys missile de velopment has reached a stage where submarines can carry a number of jet weapons in normal underseas operations Loon wings are detachable and the missile and its jet engine when broken down probably would occupy the same space area in a submarine as 3 torpedoes The missile launching ramps are made of a light steel frame work easily taken down and stowed The most impressive thing in Mondays demonstration was the scant launching ramp required to get the bomb into the air with a rocket After the Loons jet engine warms up the rocket jumps the Loon into the air and attains a speed sufficient to develop jet compressive power Not only did the Loon apparent ly escape ack ack hits but it evi dently was not intercepted by Jailed Youth Has 2 Counts Awaiting Him Robert H Woodworth 18 Charles City has been kept very busy lately and has kept law of ficers busy too with interviews concerning his activity much of it found to be unlawful Tuesday in Mason City police court he was sentenced to 30 days m jail for reckless driving He was arrested by Mason City police Monday night when he was driv ing a damaged car in a reckless farmer and without lights Chief of Police H E Wolfe said Woodworth and a companion Amos Junior Springer of Charles hese cover workers U S Steel the nations No 1 producer still has not signed In Chicago Lewis suddenly canceled a scheduled meeting with the UMWs 200man policj committee saying that he was otherwise occupied Observers speculated that he might be at tempting to arrange settlements with individual operators follow a rfbuff Monday night in his effort to divide and conquer in the soft coal strike by making a separate peace in Illinois and In diana It also was possible that Lewis wanted to wind up his meeting nere so that he will be free to re to Washington when Feder al Mediation Director Cyrus S Chmg completes his talks with An extradition hearing was held ast Thursday before Paul Al Jrcchl extradition referee in jov Youngdahls office Barring on at that time denied he had any 3art in the robbery claiming he vas absolutely innocent One of the first demonstrations of color television was presented by the Bell Telephone labora tories June 27 1929 SAME Black means trttlla tfcalh In pail grandfather of the year the same as the German Vl that gave London so much trouble late in the war British gunners and airmen shot down a high percent age of them in the latter days of the war The Loons fuel range is re ported to be between 100 and 200 miles which would make it a good weapon in the event of war with a country with a sea approach Stock Handlers Win Wage Boost Chicago handlers at the huge Chicago stock yards worked under a new wage agree ment Tuesday granting them City their admitted they had been and beer was found in registered to Wood car worths mother the chief said stated that Wood woith and Springer had just com pleted a 90day sentence at New Hampton for stealing a camera out on bond cent hourly pay active to Sept 26 boost retro The workers members of stock handlers local 44 of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers had threatened to strike at 6 p m Monday night The agreementwas reached just 7 minutes before the deadline by union negotiators and representatives of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co The union originally had demanded a 10cent hourly wage increase Other stock yard employes had agreed that if the strike were called they would honor the stock handlers picket lines Such a move may have halted operations at the yards ITU T iuu uuim in Floyd county on a charge of breaking and entering Tuesday noon a marshal from Manly prepared to schedule an other interview with the law for Woodworth He delivered a war rant to Chief Wolfe charging Woodworth with larceny He laid the youth is wanted on the charge stealing a motorcycle belonging to Allen Rogers of Osage at Manly Monday night driving it around wrecking it and also ramming his car into one parked near the Hid den Inn causing considerable dam age to both vehicles The parked auto was registered to R C Pal mej401 3rd N E Mason City j When a Charles City lawyei called the chief Tuesday and asked if Woodworth was being detained here Wolfe replied Yes It looks Jike hes going to keep you busv for quite a while yet the In company made a pen sion offer to the CIO Steelwork ers union but the union expressed dissatisfaction with it The com pany offers a noncontributory pension of a month or re tentions to keep the Inland re tirement income plan which it the steelwork ei substantially more than the union is asking in its industry wide pattern y The union charged that the company had reneged on a prom ise to compensate 650 old tim ers The union said the men effect were fired about years NAME NEW AUDITOR Lyle rr e Gregor filling station operator has been appointed Clayton county auditor He was named Monday to theunexpired term of Mernal R Smith who resigned to become county assessor ment COAL SHORTAGE NOTE Moines Sallie old police someone stole pounds of coal from her base Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night with low near 35 In cloudiness Wednesday high near 60 Wells Man Killed in Truck Accident Forest FIGHT BRUSH FIRE Washington Iowa The Washington fire department and 40 volunteers fought a brush grass and timber fire which burned over between 300 and 400 acres in this area No farm structures were damaged although the blaze was stopped about 50 yards from buildings on the Ted Simons farm ixr 11 mV Moja 23 of Wells Minn was instantly killed at the Musser Produce plant here when crushed between a semitrailer truck and the loading dock at p m Monday Moja had driven the truck from the Musser plant at Wells and was standing behind the truck when Fred Sahr local manager of the Musser plant got into the cab and started backing the truck to the loading dock a son of Mrand Mrs Otto Moja of Wells He had been married about 5 months Tn extreme east Tuesday night Wednesday cloudy and a little cooler with jight ram west portion by night Low Tuesday night 3540 owa 5 Day Outlook Rain begin nmg Wednesday night or Thurs contcinuinS intermittently through Saturday Turning colder over the weekend Pre cipitation will average near inch Temperatures will average io 6 degrees above normal Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night somewhat warm er west portion Wednesday cloudy with rain or snow be ginning north portion Low Tuesday night 25 to 30 north east 35 to 40 southwest High Wednesday 35 northeast 43 to 54 southwest IN MASON CITY weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 37 40   

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