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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION Pren and United Prw Full wires THI NfWSfAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS Copyi M MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 1951 uimj This Puper Conaists of Two Mo ItS Restored as Strike E U S Slaps Curbs on Stock Slaughter No Changes Planned in Farm Parity Retail Food Prices 8 Per Cent Higher for Peak Washington govern ment slapped strict controls on livestock slaughtering Friday in an effort to forestall black mar kets in meat The office of price stabilization OPS issued an order bringing all livestock slaughter under a sys tem of slaughter quotas OPS Director Michael V Di Salle said We are determined to keep meat out of the black market and to see that steaks pork chops and roasts continue to be available in all sections of the country at a lair price We believe this slaugh tering control order is a big step in that direction The order will have the effect of limiting slaughterers to the same proportionate share of ani mals they killed in 1950 New Slaughterers Banned New slaughterers are banned from starting operations unless they can show they are badly needed by the public The regulation provides From now until April Try to Start New Union at Oliver Plant AP Wirephoto watches the aircraftc HER DADDY COMES HOMERebecca Braswell Badoeng Strait arrive at San Diego from the Korean war with her father Chief Quar termaster L D Braswell He had been away 7 months Charles prolonged and oftrecurring tensions at the Oliver plant here has entered a new phase this week with a movement on the part of a group of workers not sympathetic with existent union leadership to start a new organization Headed by Harold Greene of Nora Springs the organization committee for the dissatisfied faction addressed a strongly worded appeal to the people of Charles City Thursday charging that its members have been pre vented from working the past two weeks by lies and threats of mob violence The men who are now pro ducing tractors for American farms and are starting to produce war materials at the Oliver plant said the appeal are ask ing you to assist us in organizing a local independent union which has the following preamble to its constitution We the members of the Oliver Independent union pledge our selves to assist our union in bet tering our wages and working conditions by all means allowed by the laws of the United States of America We further pledge our loyalty to the United States slaughterers who sold no more than 6000 pounds of meat in 1950 They are not required to register 1 no ilaughterer may slaughter cattle calves sheep and lambs or swine unless he was engaged in the busiPf relmrecjto sell meat ness of slaughtering that species of livestock in the period Jan 1 1950 up to now By March 15 all slaughterers txcept farm slaughterers must register with the OPS No slaugh terer except farm slaughtering may legally slaughter any live stock after April 1 unless he has registered Beginning of slaughter by each registered slaughterer will be regulated by quotas established on the basis of 1950 experience New Registrations New slaughterers will be reg istered only upon a definite showing that the proposed new es tablishment is essential to meet civilian needs which can not be met from any other source and that operation of the new estab lishment will promote the national defense by facilitating the produc into the same channels as in 1950 and may not increase their volume above equivalent periods of 1949 1950 Changes Unlikely tion and orderly meat On another food front DiSalle and Economic Stabilization Chief Eric Johnston were quoted as say ing will not recommend any change in the present parity pro tection for farmers until after fur ther study That word came from Chairman Maybank DS Car after a sen atehouse watchdog committee on mobilization met in closed session with the price control chiefs Law Defined Under the present law price ceilings can not be imposed on farm products until they have reached either 1 parity or 2 the preKorean war levels whichever is higher Parity is a figure calcu lated to give the farmer a fair re turn for his products DiSalles associates had said in advance he had decided against recommending changing the par DiSalles stand on the parity is sue makes it unlikely that Presi dent Truman will recommend any change in the parity provision when he sends a message to cqn the volume gress Feb revisions of the defense production act Nevertheless Mr Trumans di rector of defense mobilization Charles E Wilson is described as being seriously concerned lest the continued upsurge of food prices makeit difficult to enlist labors support in the stabilization pro gram and in holding wage disputes and work stoppages to a mini mum At OPS there was speculation that Mr Truman might instead ask for subsidies to provide pro ducers with a reasonable earnings margin without passing the added cost on to consumers directly DiSalle hinted at his position Thursday night on a radio broad cast He said that if he were a member of congress and a gov distribution of Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Saturday Low Friday night 5 below Warmer Saturday with high about 20 Iowa Partly cloudy and not so cold Friday night Saturday part ly cloudy and warmersoutherly winds 2025 M P H Low Fri day nightzero to 5 below north east 10 to 15 above southwest High Saturday 20 to 25 extreme east 35 extreme west Further outlook Partly cloudy and somewhat colder Sunday with temperatures ranging fro morning lows of 10 to 18 to af ernoonhighs of 22 Minnesota Cloudy and warm with occasional snow Frida night Saturday cloudy occa sional snow and warmer eas portion snow flurries and turn ing colder northwest Low Fn day night 510 below northeas to zero to 5 above southwes High Saturday near 15 abov eminent official suggested changes in a law I would require from the administrator some definite evidence and some experience with the act before making changes in southeast falling temperatures Saturday afternoon northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m ity proviso now despite official es timates that grocery prices of Wheat eggs citrus fruits and other belowparity foods might go up 5 per cent A government report Thursday showed that retail food prices hil an alltime peak in the last half of January about 8 per cent above the level before the Korean war Maybank also reported that Di Salle informed the committee the price freeze put into effect on Jan 25 will be replaced shortly with an order fixing price margins Under this Maybank quoted Di Salle as saying prices on some items will rise 5 to 7 per cent while in other cases prices will be rolled back Given Fillin DiSalle also gave the committee a fillin on the slaughter control order aimed at preventing black markets Although livestock is not under price control meat prices are frozen at all levels at the highest prices received by each seller dur ing the period Dec 19Jan 25 By keeping livestock moving to normal established channels where prices can be easily checked for violation of price ceilings the gov ernment expects to be able to hunt down any flybynight bootleg slaughterers that might start selling meat at blackmarket prices There are about 450 slaughter ing firms in interstate commerce subject to federal inspection about 15000 smaller ones that are not federally inspected AH those are required to reg toter Jn addition there are many farmj Cousins Drop Brice Claims Mrs Hendriks Mrs Bosworth Claimants Judge William P Butler Friday appointed Floyd E Johnson as ad ministrator of the estate of the late William E Brice and ordered him to furnish bond in the amount of The appointment followed with drawal of a petition by 17 pur ported 1st 2nd and 3rdcousins of Mr Brice which asked that Mrs Anna E Swanstrom Iowa Falls be appointed administrator She claimed to be his 1st cousin The right of inheritance of a cousin is inferior to that of a grandniece under Iowa law it was explained by S H MacPeak clerk of the Cerro Gordo district court Mrs Maude Clutier Hendriks Chicago grandniece of Mr Brice and Mrs L T Bosworth Mason City a niece of the late Mrs Brice had joined in asking the court to appoint Johnson The administrator has managed the Brice properties for many years and during the last 10 years Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 0 Snow 35 High Court Upholds Cigaret Price Rule Des Moines Iowa su preme court Friday for the 2nd time upheld the validity of the 1949 law regulating minimum prices on the sale of cigarets The high court overruled a peti tion of Mays drug stores of Cedar Rapids for a rehearing ol its December decision which af firmed the legality of the act The state senate recently killed a biU to repeal the cigaret law Under the act wholesalers and retailers are required to sell cigarets at cost plus specified mark ups of Mr Brices life was his guardian under court appoint ment Withdrawal of the cousins claim leaves only Mrs Hendriks and Mrs Bosworth as claimants to the estate They have filed in dis trict court an agreement allowing an undivided 40 per cent to Mrs Efendriks and the remainder to Mrs Bosworth after payment of in lesser bequests Mr Brice was a Mason City railroad and utilities magnate He died here Dec 29 PARENTS GIVE BOND Spencer Richard Slann 23 charged with robbing the Nelson jewelry store here of W500 in merchandise is free on bond furnished by his par jnts Glann has been bound over to district court Plan Bases 500 Miles From Russia Paris U S anS her Atlantic allies are blueprinting a network of fighterbomber bases all arouad the Mediterranean aii Equipped to handle everything from jet fighters to B50 bomb ers the bases will stretch from the Atlantic iothe Persian gulf high level sources said Some of them are to be built from sand or jungle others are to be expanded and improved out of existing airdromes The mam purpose of the net work it was reported is to ad vance the forward positions avail able to high speed aircraft for use against any Some of the new bases will be within 500 miles of Russia France already has made avail Of America union above that to our The appeal bearing the names of Jay Sweet John Blesston Carl Florenz and Charles Haberson along with that of Harold Greene the chairman stated that it was submitted for your consideration by the men who are proud of the name scab bestowed upon usby a union that pulled a panther hunt and strike on the very day we were going to start a defense contract In ihe Controversy here there is frequent reference to the muchpublicized claim of ties between the national leadership of the existent union and world communism ALLIES RAP AT SEOULS DOOR American forces Friday reached A the Han river At one point on the stream they were just two miles from Seoul the South Korean capital Another UN force came within 6 miles of Inchon Seouls port city In Hoengsong area B 3 UN columns fanned out against light resistanceIn Cholbal district C South Korean troops were stalled by a strong communist force On the east coast South Korean forces occupied Kangnung D following the citys bombard ment by UN naval forces Yanks Sweep to Han Take Big Toll of Reds able to the U S air force the sites or 7 of the airbases all of them m Morocco The others include according to best information lere two more in Libia one on the island of Cyprus two in Iraq and possibly more Great Britain is reported mak ng airbase sites available to the U S in Cyprus and Iraq Britain also has an existing air sase on Cyprus capable of hand ling the heaviest 4engine bomb ers Nickel Is Saved as Medium of Trade New York office of rice stabilization saved the nickel rom being outdated Thursday Eleven patrons of the Coffee ot complained to the OPS the lops specialty a cup of Java ost a nickel during the base peri d for stabilizing prices but it had ecently risen to 7 cents The complaint ivas found justi ed and coffee is again a nickeJ cup Not only that the proprie or agreed to refund two cents for ach violation in the past 10 days le said he knew his customers nd would settle amicably with hem Hoover Calls U S More Hysterical Than Europe New York Presi dent Herbert Hoover asked to comment Friday on bis foreign policy radio speech set for Friday night said There is no such war hysteria in Europe as there is in the United States The European governments have made no declarations of emergency and their citizens have organized no propaganda commit tees of alarm The American people and the congress should not be hurried into decisons which will affect American life for the next 100 years without ample consideration and discussion Mr Hoover will be heard Fri day night at 8 p m CST ove the Mutual Broadcasting syste network in a 30minute speec entitled we should revise our foreign policies American forces swept to the banks of the icyHan river near Seoul Friday Alliei shells poured in toithe burnedpu old Korean Chinese red resistance in west ern Korea seemed shattered A lean and lanky westerner Capt A W Myers of Lander Wyo sent back word to U S 3rc division headquarters forceMyers now is wet ting its feet in the Han An 8th army spokesman said Friday night the task force was maintaining its position on the winding streams south bank It was a dramatic climax to a redhunting offensive that began Jan 25 some 35 air miles south of the Former Korean republic capital Taking ground was only of secondary importance The allies aimed to hurt the Chinese and Korean reds and they than 61000 killed wounded or captured 7 Die 22 Hurt in TrainBus Crash 55 M P H NIGHT LIMIT Des Moines debate ie house Thursday approved a 11 to establish a 55 miles an our night speed umit in Iowa Sudbury Ont Canadi an Pacific railway passenger trair struck the rear end of a loade bus at a crossing 7 miles east o hereFriday killing 7 men an injuring 22 The injured included 5 women on their way to work in Sudbury The bus was thrown 35 feet by the impact and rolled over once REP POTTER TO SPEAK Washington Rep Potte to mak at For RMich is scheduled a Lincoln day speech Dodge Monday Had Temperature of Woman Frozen Stiff Clings to Life Chicago young woman found literally frozen stiff in sub zeroi clung of physicians visited the einergen ma hosPtal nay after cy room where the woman Mrs TOYS FOR EUROPE Washington Ameri can Legion announced Friday that 95 tons of toys contributed in its 1951 Tide of Toys campaign will be loaded aboard ship at Phila delphia Monday for children in Europe her body temperature had dropped to 64 degrees Hospital physicians said prob ably never before in medical his tory has a person with such a low temperature survived Friday nearly 24 hours after she was found lying beside a south side apartment building her tempera ture had climbed to 100 a little above the 986 normal When brought to the hospital her pulse was 12 compared to a normal of 70 or 80 beats a minute She was breathing 3 to 5 times a minute Normal is 18 to 22 Friday her blood pressure physicians said was close to normal Scores cy room where the woman Mrs Dorothy Mae Stevens 23 a Negro was being treated Its fantastic that she should still be alive said Harold Lauf man staff surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at Northwest ern university Physicians at the hospital de scribed Mrs Stevens condition as critical Her legs and arms were tightly bandaged to keep her blood in and around the vital organs If she survives Dr Laufman said it is possible that both her legs and arms will have to be amputated Staff physicians said that Friday Mrs Stevens acknowledged the return of some sensation in her arms and legs Theyre awfully cold she said Laufman said there were only two cases of hypothermia reduc tion of bodily temperature on record which have recovered and in those cases temperatures went no lower than 75 degrees He said there have been many fatalities where temperatures did not drop that tow Mrs Stevens who is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds regained consciousness Thursday night about 12 hours after she was taken to the hospi tal She was being given large amounts ot plasma and cortisone 2 Miles from Seoul Other armored task forces were within 2 miles of Seoul on th left flank of the 3rd division On rammed within 6 miles of Incho Yellow sea port for the capita and then withdrew to allied line U S and Peurto Rican infantry men moved up behind the tanks The U S 25th divisionss tas force Dolvin punching up th main road to Seoul sent patro to within 1Jmiles of Yongdonpo the ancient citys industrial sub urb on the southwest banks of th curving Han Only on the right end of th western sector and on the centra front were the reds putting up crap Early morning counterat acks in those areas were hurlec jack Lt Gen Mathhew B Ridgway J S 8th army commander vis ted the 3rd division front am vaved on task force Myers in it plunge to the Han Stiff Opposition In the rugged mountain country f the central front a 30 mile bat leline extending northeastward 22 Below at Mason City Never Above Zero in Last Two Days Mason City was still in the ice box Friday morning with 19 de grees below zero at 8 a m The emperature dropped to 22 below during the night and 24 at the air ort It had not climbed above zero for more than 48 hours The new cold wave followed 2J nches of fresh snow Thursday driven by a southeast wind Skies clear and sunny Friday Tiorning with all of the main highways open to traffic Schools Closed There was no school Friday at it Ansgar Greene Riceville Lit le Cedar Kensett and Mclntyre school was held at Lake Mills ockford Carpenter and Marble Rock with buses running where rom Yoju above Hoengsong and ver to a point north of Pyong hang U S and South Korean roops ran into stiff opposition They were forced to shell each ill and then send patrols aheac o make any headway at all These forces were about 25 miles outh of the 38th parallel the old orthsouth boundary In Washington the army esti mated Thursday that communist hinese and North Korean casual es in the Korean war were more han 525000 between June 25 and an 25 AP Correspondent Don Huth at th army headquarters reported nemy losses in Korea for Thurs ay alone were 4706 including 549 killed Ridgway said Thursday that his h army might not try to retake urnedout Seoul His comment led a British ob erver to remark Ridgways interests are homi dal and not geographical ossible Subzero temperatures ranged Thousands Back Before Deadline Industries Also Getting Back to Full Production By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All mail and railway express services were restored Friday as one of the longest ond costliest rail strikes petered out The postoffice department di rected all its offices to resume normal mail service The other annulled various restrictions put into effect while train operations were disrupted All express shipment embargoes also were lifted The express agency said some traffic delays may occur until train services reached normal The embargoes had cut off express movements in 14 northeastern states The armys threat to fire strik ing switchmen was regarded as the main factor in breaking up the 10day sick walkout The work stoppage continued in a few spots scross the country But generally there was a full scale return to in Chicago the countys No 1 rail center Indications were that all strik ers will be back on the job be fore the 3 p m Saturday dead line set by the army in its work or be fired ultimatum Thousands didnt wait for the deadline to return to work The switchmen who also were promised a pay raise flocked back to their jobs in large num bers joining the thousands who had returned to work earlier this week Follow Truman Order The armys demandto switch men to get back on the job or lose their job and seniority came after President Trumans instruc tions to the army to take appro priate action immediately to get the roads in full operation The intechnical control of the carriers since the government seized them last Aug 27 to halt a threatened strike The reaction in Chicago one of the major holdout areas was swift Nearly 100 per cent of the striking switchmen reported for work Thursday night compared to about 20 per cent on the early morning shift Thursday The early morning shift Friday on 25 railroads in Chicago also had nearly 100 per cent working crews the armys railroad control board said Of 1558 men normally on the job 1507 reported for work An army spokesman said the 51 off duty was about normal Few Out Friday There were similar reports from many other cities where the work stoppage had continued during the week Only a few scattered points reported switchmen planned to remain away from work Friday The switchmen returned re turned to work faced with the gi gantic task of helping scramble the jammed down to 35 at Grantsburg Wis and 31 at Wausau Wis The entire eastern twothirds of the nation shivered in bitter cole and forecasters said na real relief was in sight Grey clouds dumped snow from central Illinois to the Atlantic coast and a chill rain fell south of the snow belt Subzero weather stretched on the weather map from southern towa across northern Illinois and Wisconsin to New York and New ngland Only Texas and the area west of the Rockies escaped the arctic blasts Smos in California But Los Angeles where the mer cury rose to a comparatively balmy 74 had a weather mog At noon Thursday the worst mog in 4years reduced visibility o an eighth of a mile and touched iff an epidemic of sniffles and in lamed eyes A giant snow slide blocked trans ontinental traffic joveland pass in On the Rockies The cold coupled with the ailroad strike caused petroleum nd natural gas shortages in th didwest and Pittsburgh areas YEARS FOR CHIROPRACTOR DCS Moines IP Legifiation rhich would require students o hiropractic to have 4 years o cademic training including 4001 ours of class room work was assed by the state senate Friday to 0 and sent to the house SAME lack fltf tut Si to un freight yards An estimated 700000 of the nations 2000000 freight cars had been tied up during the walkout which started in Chicago and De troit on Jan 30 In Chicago the end of the walk out opened the gateway to cross country traffic and the movement of vital freight logjammed in the citys immense yards Industry also joined in getting back to full production Thousands of workers made idle by the stop page awaited backtowork calls Some 250000 workers in railre lated industries notably automo tive steel and coal were laid off by the strike which halted de livery of materials and cars used in shipping Lost War Materials Losses were measured in mil lions of dollars and thousands of tons in vital war materials The auto industry still reeled under the strike blows More than 120000 auto workers half of them in idle ced trans Ford planned a 50 per cent cut towering back at its big Rouge plant be Colorado cause of a shortage of freight cars General Motors mapped a gradual reopening of its 26 closed plants However KaiserFrazer went on a day to make up for time lost during a grievance strike Chrysler production was virtually untouched by the rail tieup Struck in December The walkout by the switchmen was the 2nd within two months A similar work stoppage in mid December ended after 3 days and after demands by President Tru nan and rail union officers and ederal court action against the brotherhoods As the strike appeared nearing complete end freight embargoes were lifted in various areas The hearing in federal court in Jnicago on contempt charges growing from last Decembers walkout was to be resumed Fri ay After completion of the cast he government plans to press imilar charge stemming from he current walkout V I   

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