Mason City Globe Gazette, February 20, 1951

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 20, 1951

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH 10 kS HOME EDITION UiUlf VOL LVD Ajsociated Preu and United Full Lcua Wirci Five Ccnti Copy MASON City IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20 1951 Paper Consirts of Two No Proposed Wage Roof Is Reviewed Labor Leaders Fighting 10 Per Cent Increase Limit By HAROLD W WARD Washington Top labor leaders carried their grievances to Economic Stabilizer Eric John ston Tuesday and Johnston called Cyrus S Ching chairman of the wage stabilization board into the meeting A wage formula approved 6 to 3 by Chings board is one of the chief grievances of the labor group the United Labor Policy committee Now awaiting ap proval by Johnston before it can become effective the formula would hold wage increases to 10 per cent above a year ago Ching arriving at Johnstons of fice told reporters he had been summoned by telephone about 15 minutes earlier and did not know what part he was to take in the meeting The 3 labor members of the board resigned after the wage formula was approved but labor leaders have made it clear tha1 the formula was only one of their objections to the way the de fense mobilization program is be ing handled Executives Present Those who met Johnston Tues their own the same 4 who visited Presides Truman Monday They were William Green president of the AFL Emil Rieve president o the CIO Textile Workers George Leighty Head of the Rail way Labor Executives association and Al Hayes president of AFL GlobeGazette photo by Sorlien ICE driver of this gasoline transport got out without even a cold bath when the big truck collided with another and plunjfed through a guard rail and down a 25 foot embankment before stopping as shown machinists Johnstons aides said he also sent out a call for the other pub lic members of the wage board besides Ching to meet with him Tuesday They are Clark Kerr 01 the University of California and John Dunlop of Harvard Kerr on the west coast when the summons reached him He was re ported to be flying back to Wash ington No Dictation The reason for calling them was not given One report was thai Johnston wanted them to satisfy the protesting labor leaders thai there had been no dictation 01 the wage formula by Mobilization Chief Charles E Wilson as charged bythe labor policy com mittee Four top leaders of unions rep resenting nearly 16000000 work ers complained to Mr Truman they were willing to cooperate in preparing the nation for any even tuality but that big business1 had been given the reins Mr Truman was quoted by his press secretary Joseph H Short as saying the administration was trying to handle the mobilization program in a manner equitable for everyone without special privilege for any group Eases Tension The white house conference ap peared to have eased the tension which grew out of growing labor unrest with the program over the weekend The proposed wage formula would permit the costofliving adjustment of two or more cents an hour due to the C I O auto workers March 1 because they still will have had less than the 10 per cent allowed since Jan 15 1950 But after that the proposed ceiling would limit or forbid ad ditional living cost raises or the 4cent bonus for annual improve ment in production due May 29 It is provided for in the contract between most of the auto manu facturers and the C I OUnited Auto Workers Walter P Reuther head of the auto workers and his executive board announced over the week end that their 1000000member union would fight for the con tract provisions Mr Truman was reported to have told the labor leaders Monday that collective bargaining agreements should not be wiped out by government pol icy Added to that Charles E Wil ton head of General Motors cor said at Atlantic City Monday night that no one should be so naive as to think that wages among organized groups will not be increased to make up for increases in the cost of living Wilson said critics of a costof living wage formula are wrong in considering it inflationary Such formula he said brings work ers pay in line with inflationary conditions that already exist Report 50 to 70 Communists in Iowa Moincs Legion naires were told by an FBI agent Monday that there are between 50 and 70 communists in Iowa and about the same number in Nebras ka This report was made by James L Dalton FBI agent in charge of the IowaNebraska district Dal toh spoke at the concluding session of a twoday conference of post adjutants and other officials Icy Highways Make Driving Hazardous Driving in North Iowa was haz ardous Monday night and early Tuesday because of fog and slip pery roads but no serious acci dents were reported The driver of transport had a a big gasoline narrow escape however when the rear end of another transport skidded on 25th N W and swung into his path The collision forced the truck driven by Lee Williams Owaton na Minn through a guard rail and down a 25 foot embankment on to the ice of one of the Lehigh cement company ponds The ice held The truck driven by Gerry Tunnell Clear Lake stayed on the grade It was the 4th straight day of fog in North Iowa It was nearly gone at noon however when east ern Iowa still had a ceiling of zero and visibility of mile Fog also was reported across the entire southern half of the state Temperatures were almost sta tionary throughout Iowa during the forenoon and at most points the mercury was at the freezing mark or slightly below At Mason City it was raining and the mercury hung at 30 in the early afternoon a rise of only 3 degrees since 8 a m Beardsley Signs Gambling Law Effective Soon Des Moines William S Beardsley has signed Iowas new antigambling law Monday and it will become effective with in a few days Described by the governor as an effective measure to maintain law enforcement the bill needs only official publication in two newspapers to become operative The signed copy was sent to the secretary of state who will com plete the routine procedure of publication Out of Business Henceforth anyone found in possession of gambling devices on Licensed premises will be put out of business for one year The owner of a tavern store or other establishment from whom gam bling equipment is confiscated will forfeit the right to all his retail licenses Conviction of using the equip ment for gambling purposes will not be necessary for revocation of his licenses It will be the duty of local peace officers to keep an eye on all business establishments to see whether there are any slot ma chines punchboards parlay bet ing cards numbers games or sim lar devices around The ntw law places direct re sponsibility upon the owner of a 3lace by assuming that he has tnowledge of what his employes are doing Private clubs as well as public places are affected No Instructions Attorney General Larson said e plans to send a copy of the law to all police chiefs sheriffs and other officers charged with the in spection duties but that he did not lan to issue any specific instruo ions The officers will just have to teep an eye on the business estab lishments Larson said How ever we will be very glad to co operate with them SAME Bltek tnfflg ItMh i Si htin Pennsylvania RR Faces Manslaughter Counts New Brunswick N J giant Pennsylvania rail road stands accused of manslaughter on 84 separate in dictments two weeks after The Broker crashed at Woodbridge with the loss of 84 lives The indictments in the names of each of the dead com muters were returned Mon day night by the Middlesex county grand jury to climax its probe into the na tions worst since 1918 If convicted on each count the railroad faces a maximum fine of No Jail Terms Since no individual defendants were named in the indictments which charged that the company did feloniously kill and slay the 84 riders jail terms are not possible Legal experts said there was a remote possibility that the states attorney general mightinstigate further legal proceedings against the road aimed at revoking its op erating franchise in New Jersey There was no immediate com ment from Pennsylvania officials Middlesex County Judge Charles M Morris set March 2 as the date for the railroad to enter pleas to the indictments As yet the names of the officials to be asked to appear have not been announced Fix the Blame Assistant Middlesex Cgunty Prosecutor Alexander Eber who presented the case to the jury would say only that the indict ments speak for themselves At the start of the probe he said he would press for the indictments to fix the blame The jury sitting some 8 miles from the scene of the Feb 8 wreck returned the multiple in dictments after deliberating an hour and 40 minutes During the 5 days the jurors were in session they heard testi mony from railroad officials and trainmen and passengers who rode The Broker the night it lurched off temporary tracks near a new lyconstructed wooden trestle in Woodbridge They studied scale models of the immediate wreck area and in spected the trestle itself They looked at a yellow caution post which Eber charged had not been put up along the temporary line until 12 hours after the fatal crash 1st Indictments Two of the last witnesses left hospital beds to appear Monday a few hours before the indict ments were handed up They were Conductor John Bishop and Engi neer Joseph Fitzsimmons Still haggard and drawn from injuries suffered in the disaster The indictments were the 1st of any kind returned since the since 115 persons died in a rail accident near Nash ville Tenn in 1918 Another official investigation nto the wreck is being conducted by the New Jersey public utility commission Still another that of the inter state commerce commission was branded of the company New York whitewash ts conclusion last week by Ben jamin Van Tine assistant New Jersey attorney general The ICC has not announced its findings as yet Henry Ford Acres Are Up for Sale Detroit mammoth Henry Ford estate is up for sale The 1369 acres in suburban Dearborn includes a Georgian lome orchards formal and kitchen gardens barns green douses a small lake and a swim ming pool The property carries a price tage of more than 000000 The estate Fairlane has been vacant except for caretakers since Clara Bryant Ford widow of the late motor magnate died last Sep tember HELD FOR TRIAL Spirit ffi Archie Lee Elenry 25 of Milford Monday pleaded innocent and was held over for trial in Dickinson county court on Feb 27 on a charge of murder in the slaying of Henry Wieskus 50 a Milford farm baud Charge Army Bribed to Take Inferior Meat Washington govern ment Tuesday charged a New Jer sey meat packing firm its vice president and two soldiers with conspiracy to deliver inferior meats to the army Attorney General McGrath an nounced a federal grand jury at Newark indicted the group a few minutes before noon accusing them of a scheme to defraud the government Gifts and Money The justice department said the firm Ben Grunstein and Sons company Hoboken N J hac corrupted the army inspectors by gifts and money payments in order to have them approve for to the army large quan tities of inferior meat In Newark acting Attor ney Grover Richman estimatec that the alleged conspiracy in volved in meat The department said the indict ment named in addition to the company its vice president anc secretary William Grunstein for mer Army Captain John F Jones of Easton Md and Army Sgt Samuel A Auman of Dothan Ala The department said the indict ment makes these general allega tions Jones 29 and Auman 35 were assigned to inspect army contract meats at the Grunstein plant at various times between April 1 1947 and May 1 1950 Bought Auto Jones accepted from the company to complete the purchase of an automobile and Auman was paid between and a week by company officials The grand jury charges Auman received a total of about in cash payments from the company In the event of convictions un der the indictment the company would be liable to a maximum penalty of in fines Grun stein the 37 year old vice presi dent would be subject to 830000 in fines and 20 years imprison ment and each of the army men to fine and 5 years im prisonment Senate Orders Rail Inquiry Washington ff Chairman Murray Tuesday or dered a senate labor committee in quiry into the dispute between the railroads and 4 operating unions In this time of national emer gency we cannot permit our trans portation system to break down Murray said in a statement an nouncing that public hearings would start Thursday Father Pleads Guilty to Michigan Arson Lansing Mich C Shay the teenaged father who set the state office building fire Feb 8 pleaded guilty to arson Monday Shay 19 former state high way department employe faces a possible maximum prison term of 10 years Sentence was de ferred in circuit court pending a probationary report EXECUTIVE DIES Stoux City CSVMark A Pil ey 45 Sioux City dairy and poultry products company execu ive died Monday night at his home of a heart attack Order New UN Pursuit After Fleeing Chinese Farm Groups Ready to Fight Unfair1 Freeze By OVID A MARTIN Washington ff Five major national farm organizations said Tuesday any government move to freeze farm prices at unfair levels would end in food shortages black markets and collapse of in flation control measures They said in a joint statement that farmers are ready and willing to produce abundantly in an ef fort to keep prices from going too high But to accomplish this the state ment said farmers will need es sential production as fertilizers machinery gasoline insecticides and well as equitable prices Most Groups The organizations are the Amer ican Farm Bureau federation the National Grange the National Farmers union the National Milk Producers federation and the Na tional Council of Farmer CoOper atives The group declared organized agriculture will fight any move to change present laws relating to ceilings on farm commodities There has been no official word the administration will seek a change The government is pro hibited now from placing ceilings on farm products at less than their parity prices Parity prices are standards for measuring farm commodities de clared by law to be equally fair to the farmer and those who buy his products The farm groups statement was issued as some organized labor of ficials protested freezes on wage rates as long as food prices were free to go higher Many farm products are still below their mini mum legal ceiling levels Little Effect If all farm prices now below parity should rise to parity the result should be an increase o less than 5 per cent in food costs the statement said Many farm products below parity are avail able in abundance and unlikely even to approach parity Spokesmen said 3 of the organi zations oppose use of governmenl subsidies to hold down food prices They told a reporter they expectec the Truman administration to pro pose subsidies soon similar to those used during World war II At that time retail prices were frozen on some foods at below lev els guaranteed farmers The dif ference was made up in the form of subsidies to farmers The 3 which will oppose subsi dies include the Farm Bureau the National Grange and the National Council of Farmer CoOperatives The Farmers Union on the other hand says it favors subsidies on farm products available in short supply DIES OF BURNS Ottumwa P Mrs Helena Clark 42 died at a hospital Mon day night of burns suffered when an explosion and fire destroyed the Clark home Saturday The condition of her husband Lloyd iark 46 also burned is listed as satisfactory Weather Report FORECAST City Clearing Tuesday Low High Mason night and Wednesday Tuesday night about 18 Wednesday near 40 Iowa Clearing and a little colder Tuesday night with low 18 to 25 north 22 to 28 south Wed nesday partly cloudy with high er afternoon temperatures high Wednesday 35 to 40 north 40 to 45 south Further outlook Low Wednesday night 28 to 32 Thursday cloudy and mild with rain likely Thursday afternoon and night Cloudy and turning colder Friday owa 5day weather Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal Normal highs 34 north 42 south Nor mal lows 15 north 22 south Precipitation will average J to i inch water content Normal temperatures Wednesday Be coming much colder Friday and Saturday Rain or snow Thurs day and Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 1020 north 18 24 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m NORTH KOMA SOUTH KOREA STATVTf MILES AP Wirephoto REDS MASS IN CENTRAL from Ko rea Tuesday say 30000 red troops are massing around Hongchon a road center near Wonju In the Chechon area B tankled allies slammed forward 7 miles and still were pushing ahead On the western front an allied patrol crossed the Han river 5 miles east of Seoul C but was forced to withdraw No European War This Year Top American Officials Say By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Foreign News Editor The Americans who are sup posed to know the most about i say there isnt going to be an European war this year They are the United States dip lomats stationed behind the iron curtain and in the danger spots in the middle east Recently they have attended two meetings whid were called so they could com pare notes and give Washington their best opinion on the chances of World war III breaking out in the near future Russia Not Ready The 1st one was held at Paris and was attended by our envoys stationed in nations behind the iron curtain The 2nd one in Is tanbul was made up of U S dip lomats in the middle east No two of the men who attended these meetings had precisely the same ideas about the chances for peace or war but there seemed to be almost unanimous agreement thai neither Russia nor her satellite na tions was ready to strike If and when the Russians or their allies do something starts another World likely to happen in war one that it is of 3 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 32 27 27 trace 2ft 8 places Germany Yugoslavia or tran Germany and Yugoslavia are points of friction because rival armies are stationed on their bor ders Iran is a potential trouble spot because it is rich in oil and no modern war can be fought without oiL Based on what the U S diplo mats haye learned and what news saper correspondents in the 3 vital areas have been writing the situation is about as follows 1 Germany The Russians are not going to move until they are ready for an atomic war The rea son is that their troops would run nto a small force made up of American British and French sol diers stationed in western Ger many Once the Russians had ex changed shots with the allied forces there would be almost no way for either side to back out of a fullfledged war That would lead to an atomic attack on Russia and that is something she appar ently does not want to face up to now Tempting 2 Yugoslavia This is a tempt ing target for international com munism which would like to stamp out Marshal Tito before his revolt against Moscows dictation can spread The way the Russians probably would like to do it would be to have such allies as Hungary Romania and Bulgaria attack Yugoslavia while Moscow stood on the sidelines pretending she had nothing to do with it But the American diplomats seemed in agreement that Hun gary Romania and Bulgaria did not have armies large enough and wellequipped enough to make war against Tito a sure thing The satellites will have to be muscled up before Moscow gives the word to attack 3 Iran American envoys in the middle east noted that Russia had stopped talking tough to Iran lately They attributed the changed attitude to the fact that it has become known in that sec tion of the world thnt the United States is stepping up its military and economic assistance not only BULLETINS STEEL FOR AUTOS CUT Washington govern ment announced Tuesday that steel for automobiles and other consumer durable goods will be cut 20 per cent on April 1 prob ably 30 per cent on July 1 and perbaps more later in the year TENTATIVE DRAFT PLAN Washington house armed services committee Tues day proposed tentatively to draft men at age 18i for 26 months service to keep them out of combat until age 19 and to force the military to cut in duction standards back to the lowest levels of World war II ORDER KITTS TO IOWA Omaha fi Federal Judge James A Donohoe Tuesday ordered the removal of Ken neth A Kitts to Iowa where he is charged vwith bank bur glary and prison escape Public Airing of RFC Charges Is Ordered By MILTON KELLY Washington senate bank ng subcommittee Tuesday ordered a public airing of its charges of wlitical influence on reconstruc ion finance corporation charges which President Truman las called asinine Senator Fulbright DArk he subcommittee chairman an nounced the hearing will open Wednesday with a facetoface meeting between E Merl Young and Ross Bohannon a Texas law yer who has described Young as a nan of special influence over RFC affairs Young Involved Their testimony Fulbright said vill mark a public review of cir umstances behind a IFC loan to the Texmass Corp Texas and Massachusetts oil de velopment firm which reorgan zed and went into receivership after getting the money Young who has become a fi nancial success in Washington aft r starting out here as a govern ment messenger is the husband 3f one of the white house steno raphers Bohannon was an attorney for he Texmass company He was quoted by the subcommittee in a eport to the senate as testifying hat Young sought an fee o help Texmass get the loan Help Not Needed Bohannon said he got the loan without employing Young Among other things Fulbright said his group will ask Young about reports that his wife wears a beautiful white mink or er mine coat allegedly received by Young as part of a fee for helping a furrier who sought an RFC loan The announcement followed a closed door meeting of Fulbrights subcommittee Democratic mem bers were reported to have agreed to support and republican mem bers to fight President Trumans proposal to invoke a shakeup of to Iran but to Greece and Turkey I his own in RFC management MacArthur Visits Hot War Front By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo General Mac Arthur visited the roaring central Korean front Tues day watched allied guns and varplanes pound the fading reds and then ordered his roops to resume the initia ive generally This did not mean neces sarily that allied forces would attempt a new drive across he parallel 38 border into red Korea When MacArthur spoke the al ies already had kicked off on a renewal of the limited offensive hat started Jan 25 and was stalled only last week by a mas sive red push that failed Generals Decision MacArthur recalled that Pru dent Truman had said the general should make the decision whether to cross the border again But he told war correspondents at the front I shall not arbitrarily execute hat authority The allied commander indicated that if and when allied troops reach the border he would give consideration to any cogent po litical reasons against the cross ing The British are leaders in the opposition to crossing 38 again They were reluctant to send their forces across last fall at the high tide of allied offensive efforts against the red red China turned the allies back Tide Changes Since Jan 25 when the new 8th army commander Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway ordered his limited offensive the tides of war have shifted again The allies have won back much of the South Korea area they gave up includ ing key places in the SeoulInchon area but not the capital itself MacArthur had one of his typi cally acid comments for Russias leader I note that Marshal Stalin has ust predicted the annihilation of our forces in Korea But his Chi nese and Korean comrades will lave to do a lot better than they have yet done to prove him a irophet Chinese losses MacArthur said have been among the bloodiest in modern times Allied forces have chewed up some of the best troops of red China he added and they vill be hard to replace Limited Offensive Before MacArthur flew to the Wonju airstrip Tuesday morning allied forces rolled behind tanks n a northward thrust along the entral front Field dispatches till described the action as a lim ted offensive a renewal of the edkilling raids Ridgway has used o cut deeply into Chinese strength Frontline reports said 30000 ommunists were massing around iongchon a road center 25 air miles north of Wonju and a com munist massing point for their ounterattack last week Their ig thrust then won some ground ut failed to crack the central ront Another 10000 reds were re ported northeast of Wonju It was to this area that Mac Arthur went for another of his close looks at the war He was accompanied by Ridgway Lt Gen Mark Clark chief of U S ground forces and Lt Gen Ed ward M Almond 10th corps commander Visits Star Outfits MacArthur stood for 5 min utes and watched allied artillery and planes pound the reds less than two miles away Then he visited the heroic French bat talion that helped turn the tide last week at Chipyong He also visited a Negro battalion that blunted the red attack at Wonju The allied commander sipped champagne with Lt Col Ralph Monclar the French commander All ranks of this international force are covering distinction themselves MacArthur with said When he returned to Tokyo he reported the allied ground forces in excellent fettle In the renewal of allied thrusts tankled troops Monday night slammed 7 miles over the moun tains northeast of Chechon and still were pushing ahead Tues day INCORPORATION BILL Washington ff Rep H R Iross RIowa Monday intro duced a bill in hjuse to in corporate the Legion ol Guards men ;

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