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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 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 a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 3 1950 This Paper Consists of Two No 176 Chrysler Charges CIO Is Stalling in Strike Talks AP Wlrephoos HAPPY George Smathers grins over election returns at Jacksonville Fla which showed him leading Senator Claude Pepper by a big margin in their senate primary race Smathers won SOBER CONTEMPLATION Senator Claude Pepper center soberly listens to early returns in Floridas pri mary at his headquarters in Tallahassee His brother and sisterinlaw Mr and Mrs Joe Pepper listen with him Pepper lost April Payments for Idle Down for Jst Time DCS Moines the first time this year unemployment was down in April in Iowa It was down from the previous month and also down from the same month a year ago Records of the employment se curity commission showed Wed nesday that April unemployment payments were down 43 per cent from the recordbreaking March figures In April was paid out In unemployment compensation This was for 33359 weeks of un employment Some of those com pensated were unemployed for the entire month some for only one weekl The average weekly pay ment was In March had been paid out for 50828 weeks of un employment The average weekly payment in March was Payments for April this year totaled more than the payments for April 1949 but unemployment actually was down this year be cause the weekly payments aver aged more last month The total for April 1949 was This amount compensated for 33695 more weeks than in April of this an average of ai week Unemployment f o 11 owed its normal seasonal trend this year and reached its peak early in March The highest weekly outlay was for the week of March 10 when payments totaled The commission said unemploy ment usually begins to decline some time in March after the be ginning of outdoor work such as farming and construction work If unemployment follows the normal seasonal trends this year it may be expected to decline still further during the summer and reach the low point in the late summer or early fall Trygve Lie to Moscow for Parley Paris Lie United Nations secretarygeneral an nounced Wednesday he is going to Moscow May 10 for special high level talks with soviet leaders in an effort to save the United Na tions and bolster world peace Soviet E u i a is boycotting United Nations agencies because she demands communist China re place nationalist China in the U N Lie said he hopes to persuade Russia to agree to a meeting of world leaders aimed at ending the cold war and averting global ca tastrophe He expects to talk with Prime Minister Stalin He said he hopes to get Stalins endorsement of a plan to have the U N se curity council meet with heads of states and with cabinet mem bers of all member nations Lie declared at a news confer ence the world is facing the most critical situation since 1945 Before leaving on his European trip he talked with President Tru man Anticipating the Moscow visit Lie took with him to Eu rope the highest ranking Russian national in the U N secretariat Konstantin E Zinchenko a former top assistant to Russian Deputy Prime Minister V M Molotov U S Hears Red Purge of Polish Army Is Underway Aimed at Tighter Curtain BY JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington that the Soviets are plan ning a new purge of Polands army and the Polish commu nist party have reached American government officials here If the shakeup comes it will be the latest in a long series aimed at tightening kremlin control over the iron curtain countries GOP Claims Victory Florida Race in State department officials fact are convinced that the Soviets already have so entrenched their political agents and secret police in those countries that there is no possibility of an overthrow of soviet power there in the predict able future Key Missouri Officers Get Seniority Cut Norfolk Va key of ficers on the battleship Missouri have been punished by reduction in numbers for the grounding of the ship in Chesapeake Bay Jan 17 the navy announced Wednes day This punishment lowers the of ficers in their respective grades on the navys promotion list and retards their advancement to the next higher rank Capt William D Brown 47 of Frostproof Fla the mighty Mos former commanding officer was reduced 250 numbers Brown had shouldered sole responsibility for the grounding Cmdr John R Millet 38 of Waterloo Iowa the ships former operations officer was reduced 100 numbers LtCmdr Frank G Morris Jr 34 of New York former naviga tor was reduced 350 numbers Tax on OffBrand Cigarets Cut by House Group Washington The house ways and means committee voted Wednesday to cut the tax on economy brands of cigarets from 7 cents to 49 cents a pack The action raised above the 000000 mark the total cutting it has voted in excise taxes Makers of the cheaper cigarets have said they could sell at 12 cents a pack excluding state taxes if the federal tax were cut The treasury estimated that if the cut was made cigaret smokers pay less taxe a year LIBERTY BELL ON TOUR DCS Moines replica o the historic Liberty bell will go on tour in Iowa during the na tional Independence savings bonds drive from May 15 through July 4 Frank Erickson Loses Private Papers in Raid By JAMES T RICHIE New York district at torney swooped down on the Park avenue office of MillionDollar Gambler Frank Erickson Tuesday and carted away a truckload of alleged betting papers The raid was the direct result of Ericksons admission before a U S senate committee Friday that he runs a lawbreaking 000ayear national bookie busi ness in New York Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogans office said Erick son has been under investigation for more than a year but that it was his open admission of illegal operations that touched off the raid The raid in the center of Man hattans richest apartment and fashion district took place in se cret Tuesday morning It was not disclosed until short ly before midnight Tuesday night No arrests were made when the district attorneys men flanhed their warrant and entered the of fice But Erickson and his lawyer Sol Gelb were on hand Hogans aides said the papers deal with horse race betting and gambling on other sports events The investigators plan to go through them with a finetooth comb to see if they can find grounds for prosecution Nevertheless the purging pro cess is expected to go on as the Soviets root out those officials con sidered unreliable friendly toward the west or potential nationalists State Disagrees Little support is to be found among state department experts on eastern Europe for ECA Chief Paul Hoffmans view that there will be a crackup of soviet control over eastern Europe due to the strong tensions which have de veloped there Hoffman told a U S Chamber of Commerce meeting here Tues day that the crackup would come suddenly and that he expected it would occur in his lifetime Hoff man is 58 years old Persons familiar with his views said his opinion was based on the belief that eastern Europeans bit terly dislike soviet communism and that as western Europe re gains its power and economic health the Russians will be unable to hold the lid on the forces work ing against them State department officials gen erally hold hopes based on this line of reasoning But they see lit tle prospect of their hopes being realized Soviet control of the countries consists partly in inside domina tion of the governments of eastern Europe and partly in the presence or nearness of soviet military pow er Latest in March The latest purge known about in the west came in March when Vladimir dementis lost his posi tion of foreign minister in the Czech government apparently be cause Moscow suspected he had western connections Before that Wladislaw Gomulka vice minister of defense in Poland and a member of the central com mittee of the communist party was broken down to a much low er position devoid of power Rumors of a new communist party and army purge in Poland are linked to Rokossovsky and are said to reflect a desire on his part to tighten up sovietcommunist control of those 2 agencies With out mentioning names officials here said that the persons that might be involved in the purges were not generally known outside of Poland UNs Austin Would Not Exclude Reds Washington Aus tin said after a conference with President Truman Wednesday I would strongly oppose any effort to exclude the Soviet Union from the United Nations Austin the United States rep resentative to the United Nations thus took sharp issue with a pro posal by former President Herbert Hoover that the U N be reorgan ized to exclude soviet Russia and her satellites Austin declared that no action by the United States should ever assist the Soviet Union to escape from the principles for peaceful cooperation contained in the United Nations charter I do not fear the fact that the Russians use the United Nations as a propaganda sounding board he asserted I am confident of the judgment that the peoples of the world will render when they lis ten to the voices of soviet puppets in the same forum with the spokes men of the free nations Austin did not say whether he had discussed his statement with Mr Truman He made it clear that he had no quarrel with Mr Hoover and that he did not intend to criticize what Mr Hoover had to say As a matter of fact Austin said he thought Mr Hoovers speech last week in New York did the United Nations a great service by awakening curiosity and interest in what it has been doing Claim Defeat of Florida Liberal Confirms a Trend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In Alabama national party democrats were waginga hot fight for control of the states party machinery now held by rebel states rightcrs With about of the re turns in the national party democrats held a lead for 39 places on the 72member state party committee and the state righters 32 Many races were close however and the leads could change before the final count Senator Hill who led the fight against the state righters won renomiiiation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senator Claude Pepper Florida new dealer who went down the line for nearly all of the presidents fair deal program has lost his bid for another term after 14 years of devotion to causes he cherished as liberal Rep George Smathers 36year old former marine now in his 2nd term in the house defeated Pepper by a solid margin in Tuesdays bareknuckle primary Smathers who has opposed President Tru man on several vital issues calls Hickenlooper Accused by Lattimore of Striking New Low Witness Wife Named BY MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington an angry outburst Owen Lat timore told senators Wednesday that a new low in Amer ican politics had been struck by an attempt to attack me through my wife Lattimore spoke out at the outset of his 2nd consecutive day of testimony by a senatej foreign relations subcommit tee investigating charges by Sen ator McCarthy RWis that the state department is infested by communists and red sympathizers His reference was to a question himself a eral middleoftheroad lib from Senator Hickenlooper R lowa late Tuesday as to whether Mrs Lattimore addressed in 1943 a San Francisco labor school last ed as communist by the California unAmerican activities committee Cant Recall Lattimore said he didnt know Mrs Lattimore sitting with her husband said she didnt recall Wednesday Hickenlooper brought it up again He inquired whether Lattimore and his wife had refreshed their recollection overnight as to whether Mrs Lat timore had lectured at the Tom Mooney school Lattimore said his wife recalls that she spoke at what she was told was a trade union school as she did at various places to vari ous organizations Then in sharp tones Lattimore said With all due respect I think this attempt on me has set many new lows in American political life and this attempt to attack me through my wife strikes a new Harvester Wont Resume Negotiations Chicago UR International Harvester company refused Wednesday to resume negotiations to avert a strike of 40000 work ers at 11 plants until a wildcat stoppage at its plant is ended Louisville Ky Vinson Predicts Draft Extension Washington Vinson Wednesday pre dicted the house armed services committee will recommend a 2 year extension of the draft law a proviso that no induc tions be made until authorized by congress Vinson said the committee will vote Thursday morning Wisconsin Red Says Mosinee Brand Not Real Mosinee Wis communists challenged Mosinee Wednesday to let real reds run the town for 24 hours because then the people would never want another taste of capitalism Fred Blair vice chairman of the Wisconsin communist party charged that this villages mock red dictatorship Monday mal igned true communism But Francis Schwienler chair man of the demonstration thought differently When the Communist Daily Worker in New York asked him to comment on Blairs chal lenge he fired a 1word reply Nuts In a letter to Schwienler Blair charged the mock invasion committee with following the ex ample of Hitler and the inter national spy Tito You and your committee have falsely and slanderously labeled your May day shenanigans as communism Topeka Breaks Up TeenAge Gangs in Warfare Topeka arrested 16 members of 2 rival gangs of teen age youths and dispersed a crowd of 300 persons who gathered Tues day night to watch a prearranged gang battle near the business dis trict Officers collected 9 blackjacks and a gun carried by some of the youths most of whom are high school students The 2 gangs are called the Quicks and the Punks Police said the rivalry began last month when a Quick beat up a Punk at a school dance The boys arrested were charged with disorderly conduct Police Lt Henry Busch said officers would continue to make arrests until the gangs are broken up BRITAIN LAUNCHES CARRIER Birkcnhead Ens Elizabeth Wednesday launched the biggest aircraft carrier ever built by 36800ton Ark Royal The new ship replaces its famous namesake sunk by the nazis in World war U Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Rain beginning Wednesday evening and con tinuing into Thursday Low Wednesday night near 40 High Thursday near 58 Iowa Occasional rain and cooler Wednesday night Low Wednes day night 35 northwest 45 southeast Thursday cloudy with light rain and cooler central and east portions High Thursday 45 northwest 55 southeast Furth er Outlook Low Thursday night 35 to 40 Clearing indicated Fri day with highs of 50 to 55 Fair and dry Saturday Minnesota Cloudy Wednesday night with light rain and colder southeast portion Thursday cloudy cooler southeast Low Wednesday night 2832 north 3236 south High Thursday 38 45 north 4248 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 55 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 55 When 1412 of the states 1595 precincts had been heard from the unofficial count was 349211 for Smathers to 283084 for Pepper Pepper conceded at a m Wednesday and congratulated his opponent Smathers never was headed in the count He lost his home county of Dade Miami by 947 votes out of a total of 182 665 Tantamount to Election Peppers term ends next January 3 Technically Smathers was only nominated but the1 democratic nomination in Florida is equiva lent to election as democrats out number republicans by better than 15 to 1 His republican opponent in November will be John P Booth of Miami National interest in the Florida primary far overshadowed that in the primaries held in 3 other states Alabama and In diana In Ohio Joseph T Fergu son state auditor claimed victory in a 7candidate race for the dem ocratic senatorial nomination to oppose republican Senator Taft next fall While the issues were clearly drawn in the intraparty Florida scrap national political leaders differed as to the extent of its significance Demos Claim Figrht Personal Democrats had said in advance that it was more of a personal fight with the result having no bearing on national feelings They also figured the communist issue raised by Smathers would becloud the picture and recalled that Pep per vigorously opposed Mr Tru mans nomination in 1948 Republicans had predicted a Depper defeat would mark a trend against the Truman pro ram and thats just what GOP national chairman Guy Gabrielson abeled the outcome In a state ment issued shortly after Pepper gave up Gabrielson said The Florida primary confirms he trend Voters everywhere are turning towafd the principles for which the republican party has been fighting and against the so cialism of President Trumans fair deal Will Hickenlooper read from a 1947 report of the CaliforniaunAmer ican activities committee describ ing the Tom Mooney school as frankly v and openly a school for instruction in communism In 1943 Lattimore came back he and his wife were engaged in patriotic activities and were not professional discoverers of sub versive activities As far as his wife can recall he said she was asked to speak to a trade union school He said she expressed the same ideas both of them had been express ing That they both were heart and soul behind the Chinese war effort and Chiang Kaishek If it turns out now that she addressed a communist school Lat timore said maybe it was an extremely good thing they were exposed to some noncommunist and anticommunist comments on the situation in China Hickenlooper again asked as he did Tuesday if Lattimore ever had known a man named Loomis Lattimore said the only ones he recalls was a YMCA secretary in Hawaii who was an anticom munist a man as he has known The senator inquired Wednes day whether Lattimore ever used the soviet diplomatic pouch to transmit documents Lattimore a student of and specialist in far eastern affairs said that maybe in 1947 he did He said he was hoping at the time to make a trip to outer Mon golia with which the United States had no diplomatic relations The Farm Equipment Workers union announced Tuesday that it would order its members on strike next Tuesday midnight unless the company makes a satisfactory offer before then The unions board acted after the company broke off negotia tions and accused the members of staging unauthorized work stop pages at the Richmond Ind and Louisville plants The Richmond workers are now back at work Gerald Fielde director of the union board said union members have authorized strike action by secret ballot He said a strike would affect 4 plants in Chicago and plants at Rock Island East Moline Canton and Rock Falls 111 Auburn N Y Louisville and Richmond Fielde accused the International Harvester of refusing to bargain in good during nearly 10 months of bargaining A company spokesman said the union did not present its demands until late last month and that talks never prog ressed beyond the preliminary stage The union affiliated with the Independent United Electrical Workers seeks a 12cent hourly wage boost special adjustment for day workers elimination of inter plant pay differentials a 35hour week and a pension and welfare plan Take Up Negotiations After Recess Auto Workers Report No Technical Progress During 14Hour Period By NORMAN NICHOLSON United Press Staff Correspondent Detroit strike ne gotiators recessed early Wednes day in the heat of a blistering ex change of charges but conciliators said they would recall bargainers sometime Wednesday A negotiator of the CIO United Auto Workers said there had been no technical progress during the 14hour session which broke up shortly before a m No Joint Meeting Federal Conciliator E Marvin Sconyers said bargainers will start out in separate sessions some time Wednesday morning He gave no indication when joint meetings would be resumed and refused further comment on efforts to end the walkout which entered its 15th week Wednesday Herman L Weckler Chrysler vice president and general man ager charged that the union was stalling efforts to return a total of more than 144000 persons to their jobs UAW President Walter P Reu ther retorted that the corporation was guilty of bad faith in the exhausting efforts to settle the strike of 89000 production em ployes Several Days More A source at the negotiating scene in the midtown Sheraton hotel suggested that a settlement may not be forthcoming for sev eral days He pointed out that the UAW by agreeing to a settlement in the immediate future might lend support to Chryslers charge that it has prolonged the walk out to collect maximum strike benefits from about 600000 work ing members The 12week strike assessment has collected during the 99day walkout the president recognize this rebuke from his own party in Florida Or on his nonpoliti cal trip will he continue to talk about red herrings socialized medicine and the Brannan plan Brotherhoods Support Tcpper Pepper was supported by the CIO AFL and railroad brother hoods He campaigned as tin advo cate of more federal financing broader public services increased old age assistance and a national health program Smathers urged less deficit spending a balanced budget more free enterprise He opposed what he called socialized medicine and said the TaftHart Jey act is basically good Smathers pictured Pepper as having given comfort to pro communist groups Pepper called communism odious and said the charge was part of a republican effort to defeat him in a demo cratic primary 11 U S house members apparently were renomi nated including Mrs Cecil Har den republican and Rep Charles Hallcck who was GOP floor lead er in the republicancontrolled 80th congress Fear Klemme Man May Be Victim of Amnesia Missing Klemme Phillip Bock 64 Klemme was still missing from his home Wednesday and relatives fear he may be an amnesia vic tim Bock was first reported miss ing last Friday When last seen Friday he was on a road 4 miles south of Klemme and was be lieved to have been headed for Ventura He was wearing blue overall trousers a gray jacket and cap Bock is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds Any information as to his whereabout should be given to the sheriffs office at Garner Recommend Drop of 2 1C Trains DCS Moines Iowa com merce commission Wednesday gave the Illinois Central railroad per mission to abandon 2 daily pas senger trains between Fort Dodge and Dubuque effective May 20 Certain conditions were attached to the unanimous ruling The trains affected are Nos 15 and 16 which operate daily over a route which passes through 19 Iowa towns and cities including 6 county seats The railroad claimed it had been losing a month by operat ing the 2 trains Numerous protests were lodged against the proposed discontinuance at recent hearings in Waterloo and Fort Dodge Say Binaggio Put Heat on KC Police Jefferson City Robert Cohn and Hampton S Chambers said flatly Wednesday Charles Binaggio slain Kansas City dem ocratic boss put the heat on them as members of the Kansas City police board Cohn and Chambers were ousted as board members by Gov Forrest Smith Tuesday and replaced by 2 new appointees Cohn said he would fight back with a court test of the governors despotic author ity Wednesday both were asked by newsmen if it were true that Bi naggio had tried to interfere with police board affairs Binaggio exerted pressure on me Cohn said He declined to go further at this time At Kansas City the Star in a story disclosed by an authorita tive source in Jefferson City said Binaggio in the final of 4 meet ings last year tossed Cohn a large roll of bills as a bribe to open up the city for gambling Elizabeth Taylor Nick Hilton to Wed Saturday Santa Monica Cal beth Taylor of the movies and her fiance had an embarrassing time when a deputy county clerk turned them down flat on a request for a marriage license saying he looked too young However Miss Taylor 18 and her boy friend Conrad Nicholson Nick Hilton Jr made a 2nd trip to the county clerks office Tuesday with documents proving that he is 23 Miss Taylor said they will be married Saturday Wearin Hits Demo Tactics Cedar Falls D Wear in Hastings farmer and demo cratic senatorial candidate says some democratic candidates are stirring up jurisdictional strife within our party Addressing a meeting here Tues day night Wearin asserted Some democratic candidates for the United States senate are stirring up jurisdictional strife within our party and among farm ers over farm legislation when the matter can and will be settled by resolutions committee in the dem ocratic convention of July 13 Wearin didnt elaborafe further on the strife and settling the mat ter of farm legislation The candidate declared that wa will do the right thing for agri culture but first let us do the right thing for Ariierica He said the critical state of the interna tional situation makes it impera tive that we strengthen and im prove our bipartisan foreign poli cy Driver Breaks Neck on Bridge Center Point David Harger 34 of Center Point died of a broken neckTuesday night when his car smashed into a concrete bridge abutment The car was demolished The accident happened on high way 150 on the southern outskirts of Center Point Rockin Chair Stops Open House When Arm Breaks Muscatine The old rock ing chairs lost an armbut it keeps right on rocking along The arm was the victim of one of the thousands of spectators who have come to see the plat form rocker which has been rock ing unaided now for 40 consecu tive days One of these became excited and sat on the arm Thats enough said the chairs owners Mr and Mrs Floyd Holladay There will be no more open house Several observers of the rest less rocker have said it is deli cately balanced and probably is being moved by vibrations of the ground SAME Black flir menni death lm 24