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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two No Ill Report Lewis Asks 200 Day Work Year in Mines U S Ready Solon Urges i i Any Time to Talk Peace AP Wirepholo SURYIVORS OF DITCHED survivors of a ditched B36 are shown on arrival at Port Hardy B Wednesday Left to right seated James K Ford Holdenville Okla Cpl Ricttard J Schuler Miami Fla Lt Paul E Gerhart Germantown Pa Lt Col Daniel V MacDonald Arlington Va Martin B Stephens Hous ton Texas Standing left to right Lt Ernest 0 Cox Jr Pampa Texas Lt Raymond P Whitfield San Antonio Texas Capt Harold L Barry Hillsboro 111 Dick Thrashen Chilton Texas and Lt Roy R Darrah China Pact Victory for Soviet Union Washington UR Russia ap peared Thursday to have regained the initiative on the Far Eastern front of the cold war It was clear that until the west ern powers are able to show the new SinoSoyiet treaty is detri mental to China the Russians will reap tremendous propaganda benefits from it This viewpoint was supported fay Senaton Homer Ferguson R who warned This alliance has struck a serious blow to our position in Asia The version made public is tremendously effective propagan da that will be felt all over the Far East Ferguson who recently made an onthespot survey of conditions in the Far East said the agree ment will give many Asiatics a feeling that they will gain a cer tain amount of independence if they yield to communist pressure The independence is illusory of course but on paper it will look very good he said I do not be lieve we have any adequate coun ter propaganda but I am hopeful something can be developed 6 Grew Members From Downed B36 Reported Still Missing McChord Air Force Base Wash crew mem bers of an abandoned air force B36 were reported still miss ing Thursday along the rugged British Columbia coast A coast guard report Wednesday night that all 17 of the BULLETIN Ca nadian air force headquarters said Thursday a radio message from the Canadian destroyer Cayuga reported that another injured B36 survivor has been found on Princess Royal Is land B C The crewman one of 6 believed on the island was the 12th to be located Princess Royal had parachuted 7 Killed in Chemical Plant Blast Midland Mich ex plosion ripped through the Latex plant of the Dow Chemical com pany Thursday killing 7 work men and injuring several others The explosion ripped the roof and one side from the structure Flames shot through the gaping men had been picked up or lo cated was without substantia tion Thursday morning v Search headquarters here and at Vancouver B C and the coast guard at Ketchikan Alaska said alarge scale search was under way Thursday for the 6 Eleven men were rescued dra matically by a fish boat Wednes day and Wednesday night Jfrom Ashdown t and Islands They from the burning B36 during Monday night after 3 engines caught fire on a flight from Alaska to Texas Ten survivors were picked up after they had endured miserable cold and wet and hunger for more than 30 hours One was picked up later by a rescue team from a Canadian destroyer after he had hung with head down for 10 hours with legs broken after he had landed in a tree on a cliff side He suffered for additional hours in an improvised shelter after other survivors freed him but couldnt get him to the beach Hopes that all of the 17 had been rescued were blasted rudely Thursday morning The coast guard information office here said the original report that all were located and safe had come from an Alaska base but that it later President Says It Is Not Time for Mission to Stalin Washington resident Truman said Thursday that the United States is ready to discuss at any time with any country any plan for world peace But he made it clear that such discussions will have to be through the United Nations or regular diplomatic less Russias Josef Stalin or any other chief of state wants to meet with the president here Truman Statements Mr Truman said at his news conference that 1 He does not believe it is time to send a mission to Stalin 2 But he has always said too the door is open here in Wash Bill to Curb Lewis Power Washington Rob ertson DVa called Thursday for speedy enactment of a bill which he said would curb the monopolistic powers of John L Lewis The measure would make labor unions subject to the antitrust laws if they restrained trade un reasonably in industries affecting the national health and safety Robertson sponsor of the bill said in a statement prepared for a senate judiciary subcommittee that Lewis chief of the United union is vested with monopolistic powers Lewis the senator added is using those powers to control the production as well as the price of coal 3Day Week That is the effect of the 3day mine week put in effect by Lewis Robertson told the subcommittee Lewis tactics he added tend to drive out small business and put remaining big business un President Plans Tour This Year was corrected Comdr F J Scheiber at the blast shattered windows wide area around the hole The for a sprawling plant and rocked buildings in the center of the town One unidentified body was re moved from the wreckage The injured were treated by the plant first aid station and at Midland general hospital All available fire equipment and ambulances in this city of 10000 were rushed to the plant Hospitals as far away as Saginaw 26 miles distant were alerted to care for casualties Ten in jured were reported on their way there The blast occurred at a in The public relations office said ihe number of casualties might mount as rescuers finish probing the wreckage The dead were working in a building where latex a rubber substance was being made No cause of the blast was imme diately determined coast guards Ketchikan base said Thursday morning that there was no information up to that time on the other 6 men He said the best that could be presumed by search ers on the basis of information at his base was that the missing men parachuted into the same general island area The injured man who was picked up by the Canadian sea men was Vitale Trippodi of Brooklyn A PBY took off from McChord base Thursday morning to pick him up from the Canadian ship He will be brought to the hospital here His condition was reported favorable Wrong Coin OrangeN J woman driver dropped a coin into a park ing meter Wednesday then yelled for police Two policemen responded and obligingly opened the meters coinbox and returned her coin She had told them that instead of a penny she put a gold piece in the meter She had been carrying the gold piece as a good luck charm SAME Okay Removal of Supports on Potatoes Washington The senate agriculture committee voted 6 to 2 Thursday to remove all govern ment price supports from Irish potatoes until rigid planting and marketing controls are put into operation Senator Lucas DI11 won ap proval of this move as a prelimin ary to an effort to establish a tight system of government con trols over potatoes The aim is to hold down production and avoid costly surpluses The Lucas proposal removing supports was attached to a house passed measure revising cotton controls It previously had been approved informally late Wednes day night by the same group The action Thursday was taken at a closed meeting of the com mittee Senators Aiken RVt and Hoey DN Car were said to have voted against the proposal Lucas the senate democratic leader seeks approval of legisla tion to allow the secretary of agriculture to fix potato produc tion quotas on the basis of either bushels or acres He introduced the plan and urged quick passage His proposal would be an amend ment to the present farm price support act PLANT CLOSES Keokuk fP The Hubinger plant of Keokuk manufacturer of cereal and starch has announced Washington resident Truman disclosed Thursday that he plans what he called a nonpo litical campaign tour this year to help democratic candidates seek ing seats in congress Adopting the label he used dur ing his preconvention swing of 1948 the president told reporters he would take them on a nonpo litical tour again this year The president made clear that he will wait until after the pri maries before doing all he can to help democrats win in any state White house callers disclosed Wednesday that Mr Truman planned to campaign for demo cratic candidates especially in Pennsylvania and Ohio Mr Truman again refused to tell his news conference whether he will seek reelection in 1952 George Luckey California vice chairman had indicated earlier this week after seeing the presi dent that he thought Mr Truman was receptive The president said Luckey drew that conclusion himself Thursday night Mr Truman is to deliver a major address at a gala JeffersonJack son day dinner here He was re ported ready to raise a new call for his whole legislative program ington any time to any head of I state That was as close came to commenting on Winston Churchills proposal for highest level atomic control talks with Russia 3 This is not the proper time to proposed in a pend ing congressional creation of an Atlantic union of Atlantic pact nations Mr Tru man said there are more impor tant things to discuss Never Walked Out 4 This country unlike Russia has never walked out of any meeting and has never used its UN veto to block anything lead ing to peace The presidents statement that it is not time to send a peace mis sion to Moscow was evoked by a question based on his exclusive interview with Arthur Krock of the New York Times Krock quoted Mr Truman as saying he would have sent Chief Justice Fred M Vinson to Mos cow in 1948 if a presidential campaign had not been going on A reporter asked he thought the time has now come to send Mr Truman replied that he does not think that time has come PRESIDENT DEFENDS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Washington UR President Truman told a news conference Thursday that he will grant ex clusive interviews whenever he pleases The president conceded that there was a white house tradition against such interviews but he said he will do as he pleases about der the control of a monopolist Robertson said that actually Lewis control of production and prices has spread to allied in dustries and has had a serious impact upon our whole economy He added Reject Monopoly The country has refused to ac cept monopolistic dictation by in dustry leaders and it should not be required to accept any such dictation by a labor leader In fact no business combina tion of which I ever heard has achieved the kind of arbitrary power and control that John L Lewis now possesses and wields Robertson was booked as the first witness at the subcommittees public hearings on his bill A committee aide said Lewis was in vited to testify but sent word he would be unable to appear breaking it Reporters tried to get from the president some of the same in formation he imparted in an ex clusive interview with Arthur Krock published Wednesday in the New York Times Reporters did not mention the Krock interview until the president brought it up Dies From Auto Crash Injuries Carroll Mrs Harry R Blount 60 of Nevada Iowa died in St Anthony hospital Thursday of injuries suffered in a cartruck collision east of Glidden Sunday night Her husband also injured in the accident is improving The couple moved from DCS Moines to Nevada last June 1 when Blount bought the Nevada Coal and Ice company They were enroute home from Sioux City when the accident occurred Public Workers Ousted From CIO Washington CIO ex ecutive board Thursday voted to expel the United Public Workers It was the 4th union to be booted out in a 2day CIO purge of those accused of following com munist rather than CIO policy CIO President Phillip Murray said approximately 30000 mem bers are enrolled in the United Public Workers union headed by Abram Flaxer The CIO executive board voted Wednesday to toss out 3 the Mine Mill and Smelter Work ers the United Office and Profes sional Workers and the Food To bacco and Agricultural Workers 5 Men Shot in Clash at Coal Mine Pittsburgh UP Five men vere shot Thursday in a clash between 100 pickets and non union miners at Junior W Va Four of the wounded men in cluding the brother of Joseph Sir dich president of West Virginias argest United Mine Workers lo cal were admitted to Meyers Clinic hospital Philippi W Va with shotgun wounds State police identified the other wounded man as Bill Williams owner of the Williams Coal Co which operates a 27man drift mine near Junior The latest outbreak of violence came as the growing coal short age brought forecasts of a nation al catastrophe The nations coal supply dropped to an average 9 day supply and more than 55000 railroad and industry workers were idled No report was available at the hospital on the condition of the 4 miners E L C WHITE 2 Withdraw as Candidates Des Moincs A candidate for the commerce commission and one for the legislature notified the secretary of states office Thurs day they are withdrawing They are W E Staebler Ot tumwa democrat who took out nomination papers as a candidate for the commerce commission and J G Odden Lake Mills republi can who obtained blanks as a candidate for the house of repre sentatives State Senator Ralph W Zas trow RCharles asked nomination papers as a candidate for reelection Shape Plan for Moving In on Rackets AHfcek fUc trafflo deathfn put ft 34 kouri it will close Friday because of the coal shortage tf Washington The nations law enforcement officials Thurs day began whipping into shape a master plan for moving in on the rackets The decision to set in motion an organized crackdown on the coun trys multibilliondollar gambling machinery was taken Wednesday by Attorney General McGraths national conference on law en forcement The steps proposed in this di rection ranged from moral in fluence to farreaching new leg islation by congress along with the closest possible cooperation among federal state and local au thorities President Truman who briefly attended the conference sessions at the justice department Wednes day suggested a moral crusade against crime He called for an aroused public opinion against the postwar re surgence of underworld forces liv ing on vice and greed which he said has been attended by a major increase in crimes of violence The attorney generals confer nce decided to set up a permanent organization after a day of hear ing crime reports from all parts of the country A continuing executive com mittee on law enforcement was created with 38yearold Mayor Quigg Newton of Denver at its head A 2nd committee headed by Mayor Thomas DAlesandro of Baltimore was authorized to begin work at once on a series of recom mendations for action by congress to be submitted there by April 15 McGrath was asked to act as co ordinator for a master plan for moving in on the rackets The attorney general in turn pledged his help in backing the I proposed legislation and in kcep ing together a working team AP Wirephoto FAREWELL FOB LILIENTHAL David E Lilienthal walks away from the atomic energy commission head quarters in Washington Wednesday as he ends his service as chairman of the commission Office workers who bid him farewell at the door stand in the background E L C White Receives 1949 Medal From Cancer Society L C White veter an newspaper man and executive director of the Iowa division of the American Cancer society Wednesday was given one of the nations most coveted awards in the field of cancer control The 1949 medal of the American Can cer society Inc was presented to him at his home here where for several weeks he has been in fail ing health The award includes an inscribed scroll which reads In recognition of important contributions to the control of cancer and a bronze medal en graved with the citation For distinguished service Announces Award Mefford R Runyon ACS ex ecutive vice president in announ cing the award observed that Mr White has earned this distinction not only for his efforts in cancer control but for his attitude He is a firm believer in what people can do in a common cause said Mr Runyon As a newspaper man1 he has long known that any weapon for good must be forged in the grass roots of public opin ion I know of no other man in the United States who has a better record in stimulating public in terest and active participation in the cancer control movement Runyon added Clare White first became active in cancer control work in 1947 when he directed the fundraising drive for the Iowa division in its first successful campaign Since then Iowa has exceeded its cam paign quota every year 35000 Volunteers In 1947 Mr White was appointed executive director of the Iowa division at a time when only a few counties were organized Since then he has directed the estab lishment of an active unit in each of the states 99 counties More than 35000 volunteers have been enlisted in the Iowa program of service and education Mr White is a member of the board of directors of the Iowa division American Cancer society He was chairman of the nurses committee which granted 52 can cer nursing scholarships in lovva last year During his 40 years as editor and publisher in Missouri and Iowa Mr White earned wide dis tinction In 1935 his newspaper was cited as the nations best weekly Born in Missouri he has lived in Spencer since 1916 Hedda Hopper Gets Skunk as Valentine Hollywood Hopper received a deodorized skunk as a Valentine present from Joan Ben christened it Joan Then she gave it away to cat fancier James Mason saying Seems theres a great affinity between cats and skunks The actress said of the colum nist Ive been the victim her attacks for many many years May Agree to Cuts in Pay Demand No Comment From Cote on Progress in Present Talks Washington LxLewis Thursday was reported to be de manding a guaranteed 200day work year for his miners Such a demand would be in line with Lewis desire for more stab ilized employment in the coal fields One of the negotiators told newsmen that Lewis had men tioned the guaranteed working year as a contract possibility Others close to the negotiations also reported that Lewis had brought this up Might Take Cut There was some indication that Lewis had hinted in the negotia tions he may be willing to take less than the a day wage and 35cent welfare fund tonnage roy alty he has previously demanded The present wage is a day and the royalty is 20 cents a ton Lewis was reported to have talked of a wage boost of up to a day and a royalty of up to 35 cents a ton indicating these are his top figures but subject to compromise Signs Contracts The union has signed contracts on the basis of the and 35 cents figures with owners of mines producing more than 40 000000 ions a year These con tracts however are on only a 30 day basis David L Cole chairman of President board declined to tell newsmen whether Lewis had made known any spe cific demands He sat in again Thursday on the negotiations be ing carried on under federal court order Cole would not comment on any progress or lack of it He did say however I am hopeful that by the end of the day I will have something better to report Soys HBomb Blast Might Destroy World Tragedy Marks End of Career Cedar Rapids Vo kon 83 went to work for the last time Wednesday It was his final day on the job as custodian and elevator operator at the American building here Vokon was retiring after a long and active life Vokons closing assignment was to instruct Clifford Thompson his successor in the duties of the job Vokon opened the first floor ele vator door and stepped inside The elevator wasnt there and Vokon fell 20 feet to the basement pit He died of his injuries an hour later of the first hydrogen bomb might cause the world and all in it to disin tegrate in less than a minute Dr Allan Munn one of Canadas foremost physicists said Thurs day The superbomb if big enough could set off a chain reaction that would encircle the globe and an nihilate it Munn said in an inter view Some American scientists do not believe a hydrogen bomb ex plosion would set off an uncon trolled chain reaction turning the earth into a ball of fire The heat generated by an atomic necessary to start the conversion of hydrogen into be only of a fraction of a second duration these scientists have said Hence after the initial atomic blast and the subsequent hydro genhelium blast there would be no trigger left Furthermore these scientists believe ordinary ROYAL WELCOME Malvern Fred Pierce received a royal welcome when she returned home from the hos pital by ambulance to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband Some 150 guests were on hand along with 24 baskets of flowers and more cakes than could be eaten that is so work in a kind not hydrogen bomb The heavier hy drogen is found in a ratio of one to 5000 hydrogen atoms Munn was on e of the group which started Canadas atomic energy project at Montreal in T943 He now is associate profes sor of physics at Carleton college here Given the right conditions Munn said explosion of an H bomb could turn us all into little suns probably in less than 60 seconds after the blast It would be a very painless death he said It would be all over so quickly we wouldnt know what hit us Our world wsald then be just another star in space Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and warmer through Friday Low Thurs day night 4 above High Fri day 38 Iowa Generally fair through Fri day Warmer west and central Thursday night and entire state Friday Low Thursday 510 northwest to 1824 southwest Minnesota Fair Thursday night through Friday except becom ing cloudy extreme north Fri day afternoon Warmer west portion Thursday night and south and central Friday turn ing colder extreme north Fri day afternoon Low Thursday night 1218 west 510 east High Friday ranging from 1218 extreme northwest to 3642 ex treme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 21 Minimum 1 At 8 a m 3 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 5