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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Iowas Doily Ntwf poper N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH IOWANS NII6MI0RS HOME EDITION AMOCiiMFrctt Full Onto Co MASON CITV IOWA TUESDAY JUNG 19 1951 ot Two 900AFL Pilots Go on Strike Detroit Transit Back in Service nation mediation board Tuesday directed the AFL Air Line rtlttti uwwUtton to call off the acehcy termed an Il legal strike of United Air Lines operations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Streetcars and buses went back Into service in Detroit Tuesday for the first time in two months But as the nations longest major municipal transit walkout endec there 900 A F L pilots went on strike against the United Air Lines the nation and the shipping tieup continued In Detroit 3500 A F L trolley bus drivers resumed their jobs after a 59 day walkout They lef their pay increase demands to be settled by mediation or arbitration They had demanded a pay boos of 8i cents an hour The present hourly base pay is Z Year Dispute A spokesman for the A F L Line Pilots association said the pilots strike will not effect U A L pilots flying on the Korean air lift operation The union and the company have been engaged in a dispute over wage rates and work Ing conditions for nearly two years American ship owners and C I O seamen braced themselves for a prolonged maritime tieup The tieup has left scores of vessels idle In Atlantic and gulf coast ports But on the west coast there was hope for a settlement between shippers and radiomen one of the groups involved in the strike Only Korean war shipments and essen tial European defense cargoes were moving in the stoppage that threatens to halt 650 American in 23 major ports At Oak Ridge Tenn about twothirds of the 1200 AFL construction workers on two atomic projects were on a wild because the wage board has not apT cat strike stabilization proved overceiling wage boosts At nearby Knoxville 400 other AFL constructionworkers were reported to be idle for the same reason Their walkout halted work on two big housing pro jects Thestrikes were in protest against the delay in receiving pay increases The hikes were to range from 10 to 12J cents an hour They were in agreements negotiated last September and the raises had been scheduled to go into effect May 1 Woman Killed Six state highway patrolmen guarded the entrance to the Ber ryton Mills in Summerville Ga A nonstriking woman Miss Nel lie Tucker was killed there Mon day when strikers overturned an automobile Earlier a water line to the mill Avas dynamited Sheriff Reuben Lyons has ar rested 29 persons including 12 on murder charges About 300 mem bers of the Cip Textile Workers union of America went on strike May 31 after union and manage ment were unable to agree on a contract A strike at the Goodyear Tire Rubber company in Akron Ohio appeared to be ending Workers began to return to the No 2 plant where 1250 had been idle for a week in a dispute in volving complaints about work Ing conditions North Iowa Girls Office Candidates Grinnell of city officers at Hawkeye Girls State being held on the campus of Grinnell college here was held Tuesday The first major voting deadlock In the 6year history of Girls State sent nominating conventions into extra session Monday The city candidates for elec tion included Sandra Martin ofVolga federa list party and Jean Shepard of West Union nationalist for mayor Margaret Smith of Russell Neva Davis of Hampton Alecia Campbell of Osceola Janet Staab of Lake View and Patricia Eck erman of Cresco all federalists for city council BUY TAXI COMPANIES Iowa City Luckey of Columbus Junction and John Stevens of Iowa City have pur chased the Yellow and Checker Taxicab companies of Iowa City lor an undisclosed amount from Earl Sangster who owned the companies for 13 years AP Wirephoto DUD MAKES A by its mother this baby doe was found on the practice range at the camp Monday Dud gets a bottle from Sgt Charles A Korn probst of Johnstown Pa on the turret of his tank The animal will become mascot of company C 628th tank battalion 28th infantry division at Camp Atterbury Ind Almost Nobody Wants to Be President 1951 a Year of Coy Candidates By JACK BELL Washington at the record and youd think almost to be president for the 4 years beginning in January 1953 Although the democratic and republican nominating conventions are only a little more than a year away coy ness among prospective can didates has reached some thing of record breaking propor One man President Truman says he knows whathes goinj to do But he hasnt said what thai is Outside ofMrs maybe seems o know whether the president is going to run again or not If you ask William M Boyle Jr the democratic national chair man he puts on hismost in scrutable smile Boyle has been practicing it for years and it never worked better Corrals the Votes Boyle doesnt have to worry His plan of campaign is the same whether Mr Truman chooses or does not choose to run He is simply going out to gather up for dr Truman all of the convention delegates he can corral If the president runs fine and dandy If he does not Mr Tru man asks the delegates to support he man of his choice Simple as that Even Jonathan Daniels Raleigh Car editor and Truman biog rapher said after a white house visit Monday he thinks but doesnt Mr Truman s going to run again He didnt et that from the president Dan els hastened to say but added The more his foreign which he considers vital to resist Russian aggression and preserve attacked the more he will fight back This kind of report makes it difficult for other democrats to do much about running for presi dent They cant even run for ice president as long as Alben Barkley gives no indication of tapping out Small xvonder then that such democrats as Senators Kefauver if Tennessee Douglas of Illinois yndon Johnson of Texas Rep Franklin D Roosevelt Jr Jus ice William O Douglas Chief ustice Fred Vinson Gov G Williams of Michigan and others are as coy as school k ftef meimi truffle death In last 2t Ike Favored Look magazine says in its cur ent issue it polled 41 democratic enators and found only 5 who named Mr Truman as their first Choice to make next years race t said 15 favored Gen Dwight D Eisenhower The republicans have no such jarrier as the democrats but the nearest they have to an avowed candidate is Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio Taft says he expects o decide sometime before Sept 1 whether to run President Harold E Stassen of he University of Pennsylvania vho has tried before says he will vait until next January to decide vhat to do Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York the twotime presidential nominee of the party says hes out of it and is plugging Eisen hower Gov Earl Warren of California obviously is going to make an active bid for the he isnt saying so publicly Not a Candidate Gen Douglas MacArthur says emphatically no hes not a can didate Senator Kenneth S Wherry ofj Nebraska is keeping his cards close to his vest Senator Joseph McCarthy R gives signs of national am bitions but displays an unusua reticence about them The most talked about man in both parties is Eisenhower BuJ its months since anybody got him mad enough even to deny he wants to be president And so it goes Youd almost think nobody wanted the job Decide Marine Took Own Life Havana Iff Surgeons said after an autopsy Tuesday that U S Marine Sgt Robert J Sheldon found dead in the U S embassy offices was a suicide by fire arms Sheldon 22 of Parishville N Y was a guard at the embassy He and a Cuban night watchman Agustin Fernandez 67 were found dead of gunshot wounds in the visa section of the embassy of fices Monday morning Earlier Dr Jose Diaz Padron chief of the Cuban police crime aboratory reported that the scientific facts now available ndicated the marine sergeant shot he watchman and then killed limself Investigators said they were in the dark as to a motive Baffled by lack of the slightest clue to a motive Staff Sergeant Richard Carrigan chief of the marine guard at the embassy de clared however that Sheldon just wasnt the type to commit suicide Never will I or anybody who knew Bob believe he killed himself It just isnt possible inactive Reserves Will Be Released Washington all of he 100000 inactive and volun eer enlisted reserves who were involuntarily recalled to duty since the Korean war will be re eased within the next 6 months Army Secretary Frank Pace Jr announced Monday night that only a few irreplaceable critical specialists will be kept on active duty The speededup release pro gram will get underway next month and Pace said that by the end of December almost all will out The discharge rate will be speeded up each month Inactive and volunteer enlisted reserves include those who were not members of organized reserve units and who did not receive any jay for volunteer participation in jjeacelime training programs Under the program several Jiousand men now in the far east are to be returned to this country each month The length and type of service in Korea will a strong factor in determining hose to be selected first for re urn the army said Enlisted reserves who were called to active duty as members of organized reserve or national guard units will not be released under the new program DEATH ACCIDENTAL Boone traffic death of Mrs Emily Menzies 76 retired ongtime Boone school teacher was called accidental by a coroners ury here Monday with no crimi nal Britain Ready to Block Shipments From Hong Kong London announced Tuesday she is taking steps to block all shipments of strategic goods to red China through the crown colony of Hong Kong Sir Hartley Shawcross presi dent of the board of trade saic all exports from the United King dom to Hong Kong and China wil go under licensing control nexl Tuesday No licenses will be granted for goods which in the present circumstances could be ol strategic and military importance Shawcross made the announce ment in the house of commons Britain previously banned the ex port of rubber to communist China Hedy Lamarr Puts Goods on Auction Hollywood Lamarr married last week to Ted Stauf fer wealthy Acapulco Mex night club operator is placing about 00000 worth of jewelry clothing lousehold furnishings and paint ings on auction Auctioneer Arthur B Goode who will conduct the sale next Monday said the items include in jewelry 480 dresses 75 pairs of shoes several mink coats and stoles lingerie and nightgowns The actress marriage to Stauf er was her 4th Four wedding rings incidentally are among the articles to be auctioned but Goode said one may be an heirloom IOWA DOCTOR DIES Jefferson Lawrence Sanson 43 died of a heart attack in Salt Lake City Utah Monday while enroute to California it was reported here Senate Joins House in Reversal on Beef Cuts Yankee Jet Pilots Take 3rd in Row Over Enemy British Iran Oil Parley Breaks Down Tehran nationalization talks between Britain and Iran broke down Tuesday night in bit ter disagreement Britain had been prepared to offer Iran 000 in an effort to reach some kind of agreement over nationali zation of the billion dollar Anglo Iranian Oil company Iran de manded 75 per cent of the com panys revenues since March plus a deposit on the remaining 25 per cent to meet the companys pos sible compensation claims The negotiators met Tuesday night but were not able to reach any basis for a settlement The talks are broken off B R Jackson of the AngloIranian Co told reporters after a session of an hour and 20 minutes with Iran officials Tuesday night The Iranians insist on their demands and nothing else British sources had said that if Iran rejected the cash offer they would withdraw all their skilled oil workers from the country at once Mrs H ought on Asks Death for Dope Peddlers New York leader of 11000000 clubwomen said in a telegram to President Truman Tuesday there should be a law providing the death penalty for dope peddlers Mrs Hiram Cole Houghton of Red Oak Iowa president of the General Federation of Womens Clubs said in the telegram that the upswing in narcotics addic tion constituted a national emergency The law she proposed would parallel the federal Lindbergh law which provides the death sentence for kidnapers She noted at a news conference that the house ways and means committee had reported favorably a law providing two 5 and 10 year sentences for the first 3 con victions on dope peddling but said this does not go far enough If we make it a death penalty she said I dont think this awful crime will have nearly the chance o move in on us Mrs Houghton said her tele gram to Mr Truman also urged hat steps be taken to halt the low of narcotics from foreign countries to the United States Pointing out that half the wom ens federation membership was n foreign countries she said she would alert those in nations from which narcotics were known to be exported to take whatever action possible to shut off the supply 18 Japs Holding Out By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo ff For the 3rd straight day American pilots Tuesday beat red airmen in a big jet battle over northwestern Korea U S Sabre jets damaged 4 Russiantype MlG15s Tuesday as allied infantrymen knocked North Koreans off key ridges on the eastern battlefront On the sea fronts United Nations war ships silenced a challenge by ac curate communist shore batteries Twentyseven Sabre jets battled 30 red jets Tuesday in the most evenly matched of the cur rent air fights They ran their 3 day score to 6 red jets shot down 12 damaged The battle spread over a wide area around Sonchon 35 mile from the Manchurian border It was the deepest recent penetra tion of Korea by red jets in force Not All Safe The 5th air force did not say as it usually does that all Sabre jets returned safely from Tues days air battle North Koreans opened up with a terrific artillery barrage in an effort to halt allied infantrymen in the east But UN troops drove ahead two miles in their deepest penetration of that front this year and straightened allied battle lines Fierce fighting broke out when the advance carried the allies to the crest of a ridge line looking down on a red supply area A seesaw battle broke out and was the only noteworthy action along the front It was still under way Tuesday night The dominating ridge changec hands 6 times in the afternoon Heavy red artillery and mortar fire burst at tree top level along the wooded hills UN 155 and 10 mm field pieces roared back Anc 45 inch rockets streaked into red positions Red Supplies The ridges reached in a pincer movement earlier in the day form the southern rim of a punch bow valley loaded with red supplies Censorship prevents accurate location of battle scenes But maps show such a valley 3 miles across and 4 miles long 18 miles north of the parallel May Invade Isle to Convince Enemy World War II Is Over Saipan The Marianas United States military and civilian officials planned Tuesday an in vasion of tiny bat and lizard in fested Anathan island to coax 18 Japanese s h i p w r ec k survivors nto believing the Pacific war really is over The Japanese are the last of 33 men who survived the sinking of 3 Japanese cargo ships in Anathan larbor nearly 7 years ago They are ruled by a selfpro claimed lord Nakagawa Ichiri a former seaman in the Japanese navy said to have threatened to till anyone deserting to the Amer icans The Japanese are known to be armed with a machine gun two rifles a brace of pistols and an assortment knives fashioned from the parts of a B29 which crashed on the island late in 1944 The knives are kept rustfree n the humid tropical climate by fresh lizard oil The U S invasion will be in 3 stages The first took place last week when American officials put ashore a waterproof box on Ana han beach which contained a let ter to each man from the governor of Kanagawa Japan The letter issured the men that the Japanese government knew of their plight and that their families wanted them home Also enclosed were cherry blossoms and photographs of loved ones The second stage is now being planned It will be an air force assault with showers of leaflets telling the Japanese the war is over Surrender and be taken home In the 3rd stage an undisclosed number of ships will appear off Anathan fire salutes and then head at full speed for the east coast anchorage for a mass land ing American officials do not know what to expect A Japanese who surrendered last week when the box was put ashore had 13 knive wounds and a broken back His condition gave rise io suspicions that Lord Ichiri may kill po tential deserters among his fol lowers and if necessary defend his kingdom alone Meanwhile preparations for the expedition gave rise to renewed speculation that some Japanese may still be hiding on Guam M C Frost of Rhinebcck N Y Guams commissioner of public safety said there is material evidence that 16 to 20 Japanese stragglers remain on Guam Governors Days a Mecca for Beauties Will Choose Iowas Miss America Entry Clear Lake Governors Days at Clear Lake Aug 3 to 5 this ear will be a mecca for Iowas eminine beauties as well as for he states politicians and vaca ioners Iowas candidate in the annual Vliss America pageant at Atlantic City will be chosen this year in connection with the Venetian Nights parade on the lakefront which is the climax of each years celebration 3Day Program The 3day program opens tra ditionally on Friday evening with he Association for the Preserva tion of Clear Lake as host to the i governor and his official family the state conservation commission members of the legislature and other state officials Candidates for Miss Iowa al ready are being sponsored by the junior chambers of commerce of Ames Algona Decorah Des Moines Garner Mason City Shen andoah and Sioux City according to Dr Earl O Sargent and Bob Erickson cochairmen of the beauty contest Entries will be accepted to a maximum of 25 they said through July 21 Talent Show The board of judges will in clude Iowa personalities who will pick Miss Iowa for physical beauty poise congeniality and talent Each candidate will have a 3minute turn in a talent show which will be open to the public They also will appear Saturday evening in a bathing suit parade early in the Venetian Nights par ade after which the winner will be chosen The winner will be crowned at the Governors ball at the Surf ballroom which closes the Satur day program In addition to the free trip to Atlantic City her prizes will include a set of matched luggage a bathing suit and 3 formal gowns The prizes are awarded by the Clear Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsor of the contest Meals and housing arc provided at Clear Lake for the candidates and their chaperons who must be al least 30 years old Tough Draft Law Signed by Truman By FRANK ELEAZER Washington 4UR President Truman Tuesday signed a new and tougher law which lowers the draft age to 18J and allows the nduction of 385000 registrants 19 through 25 who are now deferred The law also sets up the frame work for a postemergency uni versal military training program Congress would have to pass an other law to get it started Under the new law the draft age limits are 181 through 25 as opposed to 19through25 under present law However each local soard must call first all available men 19 and over Congressional experts said it will be months or even years before any registrant younger than 19 is inducted Stretched The present 21month draft erm is stretched to two years Organized reservists and nation al guardsmen who have been or may be called to active duty also must serve 24 months But veter ans of World war II who since Korea have been called back to duty from the inactive reserve can get out after 17 months serv ice First men to feel the effect of the tightenedup draft law prob ably will be married men without children and with no dependents except wives Heretofore they have been deferred in class 3A along with men with other types of dependents The new law says no registrant shall be deferred for dependency of wife alone except in case o extreme hardship Congressional experts estimated that 235000 men will be reclassified 1A under this provision Reclassffied An estimated 150000 4Fs also are due for reclassification under provision lowering the passing score on the armys induction test from 70 to 65 The law also fixes physical standards at the lowest evels of World war II but few 4Fs will be caught by this since he standards already are about at the minimum The new law carries bad news a another form for about 2424 000 draft registrants who now are deferred for whatever reason Their liability for draft service is continued through age 34 The provision was put in the aw to catch those who by win ning one or more deferments vhether for school job or family reasons manage to reach age 26 and thus escape the draft State Trooper Caught Accepting fines SI Albans Vt OJR A dis charged state trooper who set up iis own traffic court on a Ver mont highway must pay back he accepted from drivers arrested George Schultz was found guilty Monday of embezzling from motorists fined and given a uspended 3to5year prison sen ence VETS TAKE EXAM DCS Monies candidates the largest group in several years were given the veterinarians examination Mon day by the state board of exami ners About The WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy scat tered showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 60 High Wednesday 80 Light variable winds Iowa More general showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and in east portion Wednesday Heavy rainfall most of north portion and locally in south portion Little change in tem perature Low night 55 to 60 north 60 to 65 south High Wednesday 76 to 80 Fur ther outlook Showers and thunderstorms again Thursday Friday and Saturday Not much change in temperature Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tuesday night Showers and thunder storms south portion with local heavy rainfall Clearing slowly Wednesday preceded by show ers extreme southeast Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 4550 north 55 south High Wednesday 7276 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Tuesday June 19 Maximum 72 Minimum 55 j At 8 a m 66 Liberalize Auto Credit Terms Only Would Extend Wage Controls Washington IP The senala banking committee voted Tues day for a ban on further price average price levels between Jan 24 and Feb 24 1951 The committee completing a revision of the economic controls bill also amended the measure to provide more liberal installment credit terms for the purchase of automobiles only It then sched uled a vote for a m CST Thursday on whether to approve the bill in its present form The committee voted to retain the present requirement for a onethird down payment on auto mobiles but agreed to extend from 15 to 18 months the time during which the remainder could be paid It refused to make the same change applicable to other installment purchases In its new form the measure would extend price wage and rent control provision until next March 1 and other features of the statute until June 30 1952 Contract authority would be ex tended until June 30 1953 In Favor Senator Maybank DS the committee chairman said he thought the committee would ap prove the drastically revised measure and enact a real price freeze The price control amendment would retain the existing beef price roll Director Michael V DiSalle acts between now and the time the measure becomes forestall two scheduled companK ion rollbacks in Augustand Octo ber Maybank said the January February control period would permit an additional 2 per cent beef rollback on top of the exist ing rollback if DiSalle wanted to order it in place of the sharper cuts he had scheduled Inflationary Senator Moody a committee member told a news conference some of us believe this is an inflationary action He charged it would block off consumers from benefits con templated by the government and may establish a new base for the stabilization of wages The house agriculture commit tee meantime instructed Chairman Cooley DCar to introduce a bill prohibiting all rollbacks of prices or wages The committee action came in an executive session called to con sider an amendment to the defense production act adopted by the house banking committee Monday night A committee source said the ag riculture members were not pleased with the banking commit tees decision to take action against only the 4J per cent rollbacks scheduled for August 1 and Octo ber 1 and not the first 10 per cent rollback which went into effect several weeks ago The committee acted Monday night after strong administration support and a renewed flow of cattle to the slaughter pens had apparently made the exmayor of Toledo victor in his toughest price fight Cattle raisers and meat packers have fought the order Hinges on Beef DiSalle has declared the suc cess of the whole effort to control prices and wages may hinge on tiis efforts to chop live beef prices 19 per cent A firststage 10 per cent cut is in effect Di Salle scheduled further reduc tions each 44 per cent on Aug 1 and Oct 1 MidWest Airlines Gets Safety Award Omaha Airlines Inc one of the youngest sched uled carriers in the Nebraska Iowa region Monday received a National Safety Council award for safe flying during 1950 The airline completed 1380000 miles of air travel without a pas senger or crew fatality Sports Bulletin SOUTHWORTH RESIGNS Boston The Boston Braves announced Tuesday that Billy Southworth had resigned as manager and will suc ceeded by Tommy Holmes now manager at Hartford 4n the Eastern league V   

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