Thursday, May 18, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Awoclattd PTBM United Prwi Full Lease Five Cents a Copy AnSe MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 18 1950 High Winds Bash Winnipeg Dikes Canadian City May Evacuate in New Crisis By DON MacKAY Winnipeg Bfan UR Heavy winds pounded the flood waters of the Red river against the sagging dikes of this battered city Thurs day and a forecast of rain height ened the dangers to its remaining residents Authorities said a mass evacua tion still may be required More than onethird of the citys popu lation of 320000 already have fled All units of the Royal Canadian air force equipped with North Star and Dakota transport planes were ordered Thursday to stand by to aid a possible evacuation of the city Forecasters did notexpect more than a quarter of an inch of rain Thursday night D M Stephens deputy resources minister warned that a 2inch rainfall over a short period would turn the creeping 600 squares miles of flood waters in southern Manitoba into a roar ing torrent The water will have to drop about 5 feet from its present level before the risk of mass evacuation is gone Stephens said Floodfighters were not optimis tic They said it might be days be fore there is a noticeable drop in the waters With 17 per cent of Canadas 4th largest city under water the con cern of the moment was the gale like winds These winds build up on the giant ponds of flood water and create regular ground swells against the dikes Stephens said Canadian Asks U S Help Pay Ottawa Ont member of parliament said Thursday that the United States should pay at least half the flood damage in Winnipeg and Manitoba provinces because the waters originated across the border Sen Norman Paterson said he would discuss the question with Gen A G L McNaughton a member of the Canadian section of the international joint com mission The Manitoba flood waters originated in North Dakota and Minnesota Paterson said It is Americas responsibility to help the rehabilitation of the stricken areas and to prevent recurrence Unofficial estimates of damage so far done in the Manitoba floods have ranged from to Paterson said there have been incidents in which Can ada has paid for accidents in the Unitfed States whose causes came from this side of the border Orie he said was when sul phurous fumes blew across the border from a factory at Trail B C Paterson said he was sure the United States will cooper ate Iowa Youth Dies in Headon Crash Maquoketa f Billy Barka low 20 of Lost Nation dies in a hospital here early Thursday of injuries suffered in a cartruck crash Wednesday night His companion Billy Weets 19 was reported in fair condition Sheriff Lorin Felderman said the car driven by Barkalow and Brady Transfer truck crashed almost headon 9 miles west of Maquoketa on highway 64 U S Revamp a Headache for Administration By OLIVER W DE WOLF Washington reorgani zation headaches piled up Thurs day for President Trumans senate forces already 4 time losers in ef forts to ward off attacks on his plans for revising federal agencies Senator Holland DFla dis closed that he might call up for a vote during the day a resolution to kill the controversial plan giv ing the secretary of agriculture power to reorganize his depart ment Johnson Leads And Senator Edwin C Johnson who has led success ful lights against 2 administration reorganization plans indicated he might ask the senate to disap prove 2 more affecting the federal trade and power commissions Anotherpi an calling for changes in the labor department was up for action in the house Johnson rolled up his double triumph Wednesday when the sen ate kiljed the interstate commerce and federal communication com mission plans The votes were 66 to 13 and 50 to 23 respectively Two other eliminate the office of national labor rela tions board general counsel and to place the comptroller of cur rency under the secretary of treas junked by the senate last week Congress is required to vote only on those reorganization proposals against which resolutions of dis approval have been introduced Plans go into effect automatically unless disapproved by either house The 60 day deadline for the 21 plans is up next Tuesday The 2 killed Wednesday would have vested in the chairmen of the 2 commissions authority over the administration and pursestrings of the agencies The ICC plan would also have permitted the president to name the chairman The same general provisions apply to the FTC and FPC 1 Man Agencies Johnson has opposed all of the plans for the 4 regulatory agencies on grounds they would turn the commissions into one man agen cies and shift control from con gress to the president He mustered 33 votes from each party against the ICC plan while 2 republicans and 11 democrats went along with the administra tion The FCC disapproval squeaked through with the vote of 24 demo crats and 26 republicans with 15 democrats and 8 republicans back ing the administration Liquor Raid Strikes Hotel Savery Club Des Moines Moines police raided a downtown night club early Thursday the 5th such excursion into the citys drinking spots since the Tuesday shakeup of the police department Two other places including the recently opened Savery lounge in the Savery hotel were raided Wednesday night The other raids were carried out earlier in the week Sastos Tick Tock night club on 6th avenue was visited by raid ing officers about a m Thursday Police said they found no liquor Three persons were arrested The officers reported they seized 44 botttes of liquor at the Savery lounge House Group Would Extend Rent Control Washington house banking committee voted 13 to 4 Thursday for another year of fed eral rent control The bill provides however that controls will end December 31 in cities that do not vote to continue them until June 30 1951 The present rent control law expires at the end of next month The committees action sends its bill to the house The measure sponsored fay Chairman Spence has these main provi sions 1 Continuation of the federal control powers to June 30 1951 2 Increased local option pro visions whereby localities can de termine whether they want fur ther controls A city would have the power at any time to vote out controls Once taken off no rent ceilings could be reimposed in a particular locality 3 Reqt controls to end auto matically in December in all lo calities where the local governing body or the people in referendum do not decide to continue the con trols to June 30 1951 Press Unfair Labor Charges in Sidener Case Chicago government has decided to press unfair labor practices charges against John L Lewis United Mine Workers and an Illinois coal company in the case of a Canton 111 miner The miner Lloyd Sidenfir 45 filed the charges under the Taft Hartley labor law He was ousted March 7 as UMW local president at Canton The union fined him and for every day he might work in the future Sidener said the union fired him for trying to obey a federal couirts backtowork order The unions state officers said he was ousted for trying to set up a dual or ri val union Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and warm showers and thunderstorms Thursday night ending Friday forenoon Clearing and cooler Friday afternoon Low Thurs day night 55 High Friday 80 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms in most sections Thurs d a y night Cooler northwest and extreme west Friday Low Thursday night 55 east 60 west High Friday 85 east 80 west Further outlook Low Friday night 50 to 55 Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday High Sat urday about 70 Sunday most ly fair Minnesota Scattered showers or thunderstorms in most sections Thursday night and in east por tions Friday Warmer Thurs day night Cooler west portion Friday Low Thursday night 4045 northeast to 55 southwest High Friday 55 northeast to near 70 southwest IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 72 Minimum 47 At 8 a m 51 This Paper Consists of Two No MS Pact Nations Ready to Halt Russ March Americans Mentioned as North Atlantic Council Head London 12 Atlantic pact nations Thursday night or dered their new central command to line up quickly the means of carrying out their defense plan for western Europe Winding up the 4day meeting of the Atlantic pact foreign minis ters council Secretary of State Acheson said the west has made genuine and substantial progress toward achieving collective secur ity against communism He said the west seeks only peace but is ready to fight off aggression from any quarter Recovery Work Continues At the same time the United States joined Britain France and Canada in announcing Washington will continue its association with Europes economic recovery after the Marshall plan ends in 1952 First step before the 12 nations now is the appointment of deputy foreign ministers to serve on the permanent defense committee These deputies will be named with the least possible delay so that a full time an appointed from their members This high command will be in virtually continuous session to block every aggressive move against the western world whether direct attack or trojan horse thrusts European newspapers have been full of speculation about who the council head would be Those men tioned include W Averell Harri man roving ambassador for the Marshall plan Robert A Lovett former undersecretary of state Gen Omar A Bradley chairman of the U S joint chiefs of staff and Gen Dwight D Eisenhower wartime supreme allied comman der in Europe A communique announcing the new setup is scheduled to be is sued when the foreign ministers end their meeting Thursday night The permanent council will nave 2 main jobs Synchronize ReArminsr First it must work out a time schedule for the making and allocation of arms and the drawing up of final mili ary the west can feel sure of stopping Russian aggres sion if it comes Second it must bolster the economies of the western nations so that the large communist par ies in cbuntries like France and Italy will find less discontent to exploit The 12 nations which agreed on his plan are the United States Canada Britain France Italv Norway Denmark Holland Bel gium Luxembourg Portugal and celand Agreement was achieved only after considerable soulsearching y some European members who fear they will be used only as ex Dendafale bases in the event of Russian armed aggression They were told the west must adopt a bold strategy of strength of winning Russian respect by a display of power If war comes however the idea s for the west to strike eastward as swiftly as possible in a bid to save western Europe from being conquered Called Acheson Victory One American delegate to the meeting said its results have been very it was a diplomatic victory for U S Secretary of State Acheson who came to Europe with a feeling that peed and determination are nec essary to save the west The Americans want the new organization to inspire confidence n their European allies and to en ourage them toward greater ef orts on industrial production and iconomic recovery Railroad Strike Threats Would Hit 6 Iowa Lines f5 Killed in B29 Crackup London UR The U S air orce announced Thursday that 15 f its men were killed when a B 9 Superfortress crashed while rying to make an emergency anding at Lagens air base in the Azores The Superfort was one of a light of the 301st bomb group lying from Barksdale Field La o England The bombers were re ilacing the 2nd bomb group vhich had completed a 90day raining period The total of 15 dead conflicted vith an announcement from the Dombers home base where a pub ic relations officer said 16 persons crewmen and 5 vere killed The air force jaid the wrecked bomber was diverted from the main group on the flight from Bermuda to Scunthorpe England after its left outside engine failed NEWSBOYS HELP DRIVEMason City GlobeGazette newsboys who tne mason Uty and Clear Lake subscribers will join with 165000 other newspaper boys on 330 other newspapers in delivering the United States Savings Bond circulars to t hehomes of America Thursday and Friday The treasury department planned its Savings Bond sales campaign from May 15 through July 4 It will be known as the Independence drive and the slogan pvill be Save for Your Independence Buy U S Savings Bonds Globe Gazette newsboys will deliver 10000 circulars in this area They are receiving their ci culars with the symbol of the Liberty Bell from I W Hillstrorn circulation manager From left to right with the exception of Dennis Somers who is out in front are Mr Hill strom Donald Anderson William Billy Miltenberger Paul Kloberdanz Paul Pirkl and Jack Holmlund Navy Quietly Building ABomb Outfits Compose Units of 32 Planes for Any Target ANNOUNCE CENSUS SOON Washington popula tion figures of the 1950 census soon will be announced by district offices although the national total will not be known for several months By CHARLES CORDDRY United Press Aviation Writer Washington UR Two atomic bombcarrying squadrons have been organized quietly and trained intensively by the navy for car rierbased operations The navy believes these crack outfits can hit most any important target in the world with atomic least any the navy would be assigned to hit under unified strategic plans The high priority these squad rons have is indicated by their personnel Commanders are Capt John Chic Hayward who served with the wartime Manhattan atomic bomb project and Cmdr Fred Ashworth who was bomb commander on the B29 which Abombed Nagasaki Their care fully selected pilots include sev eral commanders a rank that usu ally entitles a navy man to have his own squadron The 2 units have about 32 air planes Navy sources say about half are the rugged new North American AJ1 attack bombers The others are Lockheed P2V3C Neptune patrol bombers specially modified Eventually all will be AJs because they were designed for shipboard operations while the heavier P2Vs were not The AJ 1st carrier plane able to handle atomic weapons is pow ered by 2 piston engines and 1 jet It is the smallest airplane official ly acknowledged to be able to haul an Abomb Its take off weight is about 55000 pounds well under half that of a B29 Super fort That fact led some observers long ago to speculate that the size of the atomic bomb must have been reduced since the war For immediately after the war the air force said the B29 was the small est airplane that could carry an Abomb The AJs dimensions are not known but they are obviously smaller than those of a Super fortress November Election of Duff Might Bring GOP President By EDWIN HAAKINSGN Washington of electing a progressive re publican as president in 1952 grew louder Thursday among GOP senators who like that label for themselves The talk came from the smashing Pennsylvania repub lican primary victory gave Governor James H Duff the nomination as senator and a strong hold on 1 of the most pow erful parts of the national GOP machinery Republicans of all political shades agreed that Duff had dealt a stunning blow to what some call the old guard among republi cans And most republicans pointed to the heavy GOP primary totals in Pennsylvania as evidence that they can recapture control of con gress this fall Duffs victory over John C Kun kel was a defeat for the veteran and long powerful Joseph R Grundy 87yearold former U S senator who has been a leading figure in state and national GOP affairs It was this angle that brought smiles for republican senators who enjoy being called progressives such as Lodge and Saltonstall of Massachusetts Ives of New York and Aiken of Vermont SAME 158 Black flat trafflo death in put 34 Bonn Grundy Hasnt Helped Another of the same category who would not permit use of his name explained it this way In recent years no one has been able to get the republican presidential nomination without the support of Joe Grundy Joe Pew and the Pennsylvania old guard But with that support all of them have been defeated by the democrats Now a republican can get the nomination and also be elected All of this of course rests upon Governor Duff defeating Demo cratic Senator Francis Myers in the November election in Pennsyl vania v Myers now deputy democratic senate leader discounted all re publican claims He even sug gested that some republicans stayed away from the primary in order to vote democratic this fall Brewster Confident Senator Brewster who leads the GOP campaign commit tee for this years senate races said he is very confident that Governor Duff will win in Novem ber Senate Republican Leader Wherry of Nebraska said the large Pennsylvania republican tournout again proves the definite trend against the Truman fair deal and Wirephoto BUTTS RETAIL S E LL S E Dough erty 28 posed as an executive big shot and promised toget his friends discounts on cars and home appliances Then hed buy the ffoods at near the list price and sell at a discount He was arrested after his books in a De troit automotive firm showed a shortage means the election of a republican congress this fall Earlier evidence of the deal swing Wherry said was the defeat of Senator Pepper in the democratic primary in Florida and election of a republican congress man from Texas for the first time in many years Dumont Voters Beat Bond Issue bond issue for an addition to the school build ing was defeated at a special elec tion here Wednesday The vote was 150 in favor 227 opposed The addition would have provided class rooms shop and gymnasium FIRE CHIEFS ELECT Ames Thomas Hick son of Dubuque has been elected president of the Iowa Fire Chiefs association Other officers for the coming year are Chief Jerry Foy Emmetsburg vice president and Qhief E G Kolb Boone secre tary r May Delay Terminal Operations 3 Mason City Carriers Named by Switchmens Union Chicago midwestern and western railroads were threatened Thursday with a strike Tuesday morning by 6000 switch men The walkout was called Wed nesday night by the AFL switch mens union of North America in a wage dispute It came less than 48 hours after settlement of the crippling 6day firemens strike against 5 of the nations carriers The threatened walkout is not direct ed against any of the recently struck lines The switchmen now work a 48 hour week Their annual pay av erages for yard brakemen 54010 for switch tenders and 976 for yard conductors Union President Arthur J Glover said in Washington the strike was set to enforce demands for 48 hours pay for a 40hour workweek The union one of the 5 operating brotherhoods was not affected by the 1949 decision by presidential emergency boards giving the 40hour work week to nonoperating workers Hits Rails Here The strike action Glover said will be directed against the Chi cago Great Western Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Daven port Rock Island and Northwest ern Denver and Rio Grande Western Great Northern Min neapolis and St Louis Northern Pacific Terminal company of Oregon St Paul Union Depot company Sioux City Terminal Railway company and Western Pacific Railroad company The strike deadline was announced as 6 a m local time A spokesman for the Associa tion of Western Railways said switch tenders yard A foremen yard brakemen and helpers would be affected by the strike The union he said represents about 10 per cent of the men doing this class of work on the nations car riers The are members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Mediation Exhausted All mediation machinery under the national railway labor act has been exhausted Glover said and the union was free to call a strike However a presidential fact finding board in a report to President Truman on April 19 had suggested the switchmens case would be passed upon after hearing similar cases by 2 other operating unions the trainmen and the order of railway con ductors The board has been holding hearings here for 2 months and its report is due June 1 The switchmen contended its case de served a separate board We refuse to wait Glover said in announcing the strike ac tion We have waited long enough We followed the law and we expect to be treated as law abiding citizens and as a law abiding union Glover said that mos of Amer ican industry has had a basic 40 hour week for years Thats all we want He added that more than a mil lion rail workers have been on a basic 40 hour work week since September 1949 The railroads have stalled us long enough he added A spokesman for Ihe Rock Is land one of the linus the strike is directed against said it was difficult to forecast the exact ef fect of such a walkout It wont stop operations to a point of complete paralysis but it will retard service especially at the terminals he said Firemen Agree As the new rail strike threat ened approval was made of an agreement which ended the strike ast Tuesday of 18000 locomotive liremen against 5 lines The railroads and the Brother aood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen meeting with the me diation board agreed to select two man arbitration boards to hear 2 issues which had been left un settled CABBIES PLAN STRIKE Des Moines taxicab drivers in Des Moines plan to go on strike at 2 p m Saturday Wayne Elliott secretarytreasur er of the AFL union local said Wednesday the impending strikt s against all 3 taxicab firms in Des Cab Co luan Cab Co and Ted McGrevey nc

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