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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Associated United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 6 1948 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 153 LEWIS TO BARGAIN WITH OWNERS ROSS REGRETS EASE TENSION BERLIN ZONE Britain U S Withdraw Fighter Escort Plans After Red Assurances Berlin publicly and officially expressed regret Tues day about the unfortunate so vietBritish plane crash over Ber lin Monday which cost 15 lives The soviet commander promised the British that allied planes in the future would have unhindered access to Berlin British officials said the Rus sian response was satisfactory and immediately cancelled plans to as sign fighter plane escorts begin ning Tuesday to all air transports coming into Berlin The United States followed the British lead U S and British planes flew in and out of the city Tuesday with out escort Tension in Berlin eased off somewhat The official Russian account of Mondays crash incident said the Russian fighter plane hit the Brit ish ship as it was trying to land The official British account quoted eyewitnesses as saying the fighter pilot was frolicking when he hit the British ship The British plane carrying 14 persons including 2 Americans crashed in the Russian zone of the city All aboard were killed The bodies lay in the wreckage nearly 12 hours before the Russian com mand finally gave its consent early Tuesday for their removal The Russian fighter hit the ground in the British sector of the city The pilots body was removed 4 hours after the crash The text of the soviet state ment as transmitted by the Rus sian news bureau said The soviet military adminis tration in Germany expresses deep regret over the unfortunate collision of an English transport plane bound for Berlin with a soviet plane which was attempt ing to land at the soviet airfield of Dallgow Both planes crashed as a result of the collision and their occupants were killed Russiancontrolled papers men tioned the tragedy in items o1 one or 2 paragraphs They made no mention of the fact that the Brit ish commander in Germany GE Sir Brian Robertson made a per sonal protest to the Russian com manderinchief Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky and the latters pledge that allied aircraft bence forth would be assured unhind ered access to Berlin Sokolovsky assured Robertson the Russians had no intention of interfering with British planes using the international air corri dor Into Berlin a city ruled and occupied by 4 powers and iso lated from the western occupation zones by 150 miles of Russian occupied territory The Russians soft answer turned away a new crisis which threatened in the tense city Rob ertson insists upon an investiga tion of Mondays crash the cul mination of the Russian practice of buzzing planes of the western powers and although the blame might thus be fixed it seemed un likely to add to the tension Spe cial British investigators arrived here Tuesday morning from Lon don Americans in Berlin Not Worried By DON ANDERSON By Cable to GlobeGazette closer you get to the scene of a crisis the calmer you find the people immediately involved in it The hiyh command may be worrying about the situation in Germany and laying plans to con tain Russia against further expan sion into western Europe but the men and women and families on the ground accept it as just an other one of those things At least thats todays attitude of midwesterners living in Berlin I was 1 of 148 civilians and mil itary personnel flown to Temple hof airport here Saturday by the European army transport service We found the American garri son in its island in encircled Ber lin beinr looked after adequately At the Potsdam bridge 3 drab Russian soldiers were stopping all cars and scrutinizing the passen gers papers But when I asked Capt Francis 7 Allen formerly ot Madison his wife and 4 small children who are living in Berlin whether they planned to leave they retorted No Weve spent on ferti lizer and planted grass seed on our lawn We arc going to stay and watch it come up 1 Women Bow to Men in Election Camanche place is not in city offices Camanche residents decided in Mondays city election Only one woman of all the allwomens ticket formed to create interest in the city races was able to beat her male opponent and the Z wives who ran against their husbands were trimmed Mayor Emil Kahl did better than his wife in the mayoralty con test but he wasnt reelected A 28 year old veteran and writein can didate Charles Marr won with 222 votes Kahl had 55 Mrs Kahl 40 L A Wiley got his office and triumphed over his wife too He was elected recorder with 193 votes to his wifes 96 The only woman elected was Mrs Olive Wells who defeated Mill Parr 83 to 62 for the first district aldermans post Ervah Giese bested his sister Mrs Eva Farwell 217132 for the office of treasurer 3 GOP Presidential Hopefuls Vie for Wisconsin Voters See Oblivion for I of 3 Candidates in Political Power Test By JACK BELL AP Political Writer Milwaukee vot ers punch the ticket Tuesday on 3 republican presidential aspir ants Some politicians think it may be a transfer to oblivion for 1 of 3 Douglas IWac Arthur Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York and Former Gov Harold E Stasseji of Minnesota As a result in Milwau kee Dewey given more chance than previously to pull up among the contenders despite bear stories coming o u t of his headquarters here indicating that he might be the third man in the critical race Practically allot the politicians were agreed that Mac Arthur will go over big or wont be a factor at all A scattering ot delegates placing him in third position al most certainly would put him out of the republican presidential race On the other h a n d he could sweep the states 27 GOP conven tion delegates and thus make him self the man to be reckoned with in the Nebraska popularity pri mary1 week from Tuesday A spokesman Judge Stephen J McMahon fresh out of as 11 win MacArthurs civil setup in Japan voiced lastminute prediction Douglas MacArfhur Wisconsins primary by overwhelming majority will gc into the tional convention such an that he republican na as the peoples choice Tor That didnt jibe with what the Stassen people said Senator Joseph McCarthy Stas sen delegate said a crosssection poll of Milwaukees allimportant voting districts indicated Stassen would win but that Dewey and MacArthur would have a knock down and dragout battle for 2nd place Dewey backers werent claiming anything It was almost like the night before Christmas with them when anything would do for a present Diligently they had built up this psychology to the point where a Dewey delegate or 2 would be hailed modestly as a more would be a moral victory standoff 6 or looked upon as and anything over that number would be considered an outright upset All these claims will be ar ranged in proper order in Tues days balloting The final result seemed unlikely to be known until an hour or 2 alter Milwaukees milkmen complete their rounds and hit the sheets The polls opened at 6 a m CST and will close at 8 p m Fair weather was in pros pect throughout most of the state The Wisconsin republican vot ing overshadowed the state demo crats choice of 24 delegates ex pected to support President Tru man for his first presidential nom ination An inlroorganization fight was expected lo keep some of them from grabbing the republican bal lot and voting in an uncalculated manner for one of the 3 GOP as pirants Thief in Rut Los Angreles You might say that Raymond Bobbitt is in a rut except that hes in jail in stead awaiting another trial Eighteen months ago he went to San Quentin prison because a woman detective in a drugstore caught him stealing a box of can dy Bobbitt served his sentence and came back to Los Angeles He re turned to the same drugstore The same detective Mrs Elva Bartlett arrested him again Se says Bob Bitt was making off with a box of chocolates Thieves Lose Santa Barbara Cal lars who were looting a shoe store made their getaway at the ap proach of a watchman taking in loot The shoe store may realize a profit on the transaction how ever The thieves left safecrack ing tools worth about PAUL HOFFMAN HINT HOFFMAN ERP DIRECTOR White House Indicates itiStion Is Ready U S RESTRICTS ALEUTIANS TO MILITARY USE Navy Sends Carrier Task Force to Norway on Good Will Mission Washington 7P The United States moved directly Tuesday to bolster this countrys Arctic de indirectly to strength en Norways hold on strategic po lar islands The direct action was signaled by joint army navy and air force plans to restrict for all but mili tary use a string of Aleutian Is lands These stretch out in a fog shrouded line toward Russianheld Kamchatka and the Kuriles They also the approaches io Dutch Harbor which the Japanese attacked along with Pearl Harbor Action on the other front came in the navys announcement that a U S carrier task force will vis it the Norwegian port of Bergen April 29 to May 2 on a good will mission Both moves were described of ficially as routine But behind the routine label was this background 1 of De fense Forrestal revealed 2 weeks ago that Alaskan defense forces consist of only 7000 troops and less than 100 fighter planes At the same time navy officials re ported that one 3 mystery sub marines said to have been sighted in the Pacific was spotted olf the Aleutians Present plans call for an in crease to 15000 in the number of troops manning the Alaskan out post but there has been no pub lic statement on what additional air strength is scheduled for that area However the armed services indicated further in prospect in their federal register notice Monday of a public hearing AP Wirephoto COMPETE FOR MOTHER JOB Biddy a Rhode Island Red hen who thinks this nesting spot is hers squirms and shoves top until Kitty the mother ot 3 kittens gives up and leaves the nest Then Biddy takes over below and the youngsters vainly search for nipples Mr and Mrs E D Raeder of Phoenix Ariz who own the animals say the contest has been going on fcrr a week have picked Paul G Hoffman president of Studebaker Corp to be the p20000ayear administra tor of the European recovery pro gram There was no immediate com ment from the white house but it indicated only Monday that Mr Truman was about ready to send his ERP nomination to the senate Hoffman it was understood had the backing of Chairman Arthur H Vandenberg of the senate foreign relations commit tee From almost the start the ERP debate in congress Vanden berg insisted that the administra tors post should go to some prac tical business man rather than a government official The 56year old Hoffman is no stranger to the recovery pro gram He was a member of the Harriman committee which made a study of American resources last year to determine what this country could safely and wisely do for Europe Meanwhile the state depart ment acting on Mr Trumans or ders began polling the 16 ERP countries to secure initial guar antees that they will sign self help and mutual cooperation agreements as a prerequisite to American aid Mr Truman Monday night in structed the Reconstruction Fin ance Corp to make available immediately to start the program Another was ordered for Greece Turkey China and Trieste pending con gressional approval of overall aid appropriations Record in Iowa Retail Buying DCS Moines buying in Iowa amounted to a record during the last 3 months of 1947 a state tax com mission report showed Tuesday The new alltime high for a quarterly period was revealed in a report of sales tax collections The state collected in 2 per cent tax during January February and March Collections are made on sales of the previous quarter Total sales tax colleclioins 1or the year amounted to The previous quarterly high was amount collected during October November and December last year on sales of the preceding quarter Collections in the other quarters of 1947 During April May and During July August and Sep De Valera Returns Home New York a m o n De VaJera former prime minister of Eire departed by air for his home Monday night after a months lour of the United States to restrict the Aleutians area A spokesman for Secretary of De fense Forrestal said the whole matter was aimed at regularizing what already is going on There was no oiticial indication here ol1 what is gojiig on But Mc Chorcl field in Washington state disclosed last Friday that 2B C making routine flights to Alaska 2 navys an nouncement Monday of the good will cruise focused attention anew on under Russian pressure Included in the task force are the 27000 ton Es sex class carrier Valley Forge 1he G000 ton antiaircraft cruiser Fresno and 4 destroyers These vessels are now on the last leg of a world cruise Hint Finns to Keep Political IMependeriee in Russ Treaty Report Soviet Union Will Not Get Bases on Finlands Soil J NAME WINNERS IN IOWA SAFETY Boone Cedar Rapids and Dubuque Beat Field Boone won first place in its population group in the 1947 all Iowa traffic safety contest it was reported here Mon day night Cedar Rapids and Dubuque were named winners in their respective population classifications The Iowa State Safety council spon sors the contest with the judging done by the National Safely coun cil in Chicago Ames was 2nd behind Boone in the 1000025000 population group In the 2500050000 classification Dubuque was first and Burling ton 2nd Des Moines was 2nd be Helsinki Finland will retain her poltical independ ence and the Soviet Union will obtain no new bases on Finnish soil under a treaty near signature in Moscow informed political quarters said Tuesday The foreign office announced that negotiators of Finland and Russia had agreed on the contents of the Russianproposed pact of friendship and mutual assistance The treaty inevitably will draw Finland closer to the Soviet Unions Eastern bloc but will leave her independent politically the informed quarters said Even after the pact is initialed Moscow by Premier Mauno Pekkala the ratification of Fin lands parliament will be neces sary to make it effective The majority of parliament so far has stood fast against entering any military commitments with Rus sia Finns forecast a dramatic par lhmicntny debate hind Cedar Rapids lor cities more than 50000 population of Super Service Denmark A Lauffer of near Denmark says a neighbor of his has been getting an egg de livered regularly in his bedroom from a hen whose owner lives across the road Lauffer said the hen apparently looking for a place to lay her egg saw the open bedroom window of the neighbors house went in and laid the egg on the bed She did this every morning until she started setting Lauffer said and then came back to repeat the act when she resumed laying Free Baby Waterloo UR Mrs Richard Westberg Waterloo was receiving free maternity care Tuesday at the Allen Memorial hospital where she gave birth to a son The boy was the 10000th baby born at the hospital since it opened 23 years ago Iowa Would Receive in Bill for Highway Program Washington UP Iowa would receive about under a bill approved by the house rules committee Monday to authorize an additional 3year federal highway aid program The house is ex pected to consider the measure Thursday The bill calls for a total appro priation Of SI500000000 The money would be made available to states on a 5050 matching basis starting July I 1949 QWA ROTARiANS ICK GOVERNORS Nominated for Newly Created 2 Districts DCS Moines gover lors for the newly created 2 Iowa listricts were nominated at the annual Iowa Rotarian conference uere Monday The Rev Cecil Seinans Esther illc was named for the northern listrict and Ed Walker Burling on for the southern Earlier Monday the Rolarians igreed lo seek a division of the Drescnt district 132 cutting it in aalf along aneastwest line that would divide Iowa into about 2 equal halves The nominations and the pro Dosed split must be approved by he International Rotary confer ence which will be held at Brazil icxt month The division was ecommendecl because officers felt the present district was toi large At Monday nights banquet the DubuQuc Rotary club was given the presidents award for signifi cant achievement during the year District Governor Dallas Har bison Hampton also cited 6 clubs for outstanding service during the past year These were Estherville Robcson to Sioux City Sioux City Sioux City board of education Monday unan imously agreed to lease the centra high school auditorium here foi an appearance of Paul Robeson negro baritone April 14 Robeson will speak at a Wallaceforpresi dcnt rally The board action fol lowed reading of a letter of pro test from Leo J Lukowicz presi dent of a Sioux City Polish American patriotic organization SAME TTIPHTH death 1 paU 2i hours LI S Proposes Armed Force to Palestine Lake Success American uggestion that foreign troops be prepared for Palestine duty ouched off speculation Tuesday vhether the United States is wili ng to send soldiers U S Delegate Warren A Aus m made the troop proposal in ormally to United Nations ty council delegates Monday in outlining a 15point explanation of the U S Holy Land trusteeship plan Austin did not commit his gov ernment to participate in the in ernational force nor say which countries should dispatch soldiers 3esaid only that such states as would be specified in a special agreement should accept the bur den of keeping the peace in eni aattled Palestine They would send roops if necessary The military proposal was the key item in Austins statement which spokesmen described as a series of principles and sugges tions The program was rejected im mediately by the Jewish agency and the Arab higher committee respective spokesmen for Palestine Jews and Arabs Russias Andrei A Gromyko re fused even to listen to the pro posals On the basis of the Soviet Unions insistence on sticking to partition his answer is expected to be no too After hearing Austin the other delegates pocketed copies and asked their governments for in structions Another private session in Austins New York office was set for Wednesday morning Spe cial invitations have been extended to Gromyko and Vassily A Tara senko of the Soviet Ukraine who boycotted the iirst meeting Asked whether American troops might be shipped to the middle east an American spokesman avoided a direct answer He said the program had been received from Washington only a few hours earlier and he had no authority to expand on it He did comment however that Austin has stressed that the approach to the problem should be oti a basis West Liberty Garner Waterloo and Nevada Kalona Italian Reds Coll National Strike Rome The communist dominated Italian General Con federation of Labor called a na tionwide general strike Tuesday for April 12 6 days before the Italian national elections The confederation charged that the Mafia Black with po litical support was responsible for the killing of 35 Sicilian labor leaders and said the strike was being called in protest Earlier executive committee members of the confederation said the strike specifically would be a protest against the disappearance of Placido Rizzuto a Sicilian com munist labor leader Rizzuto dis appeared 3 weeks ago Police have offered a reward for information on him Pilot Sergeant fit Hospital With Case of Nerves Dayton Ohio aimy sergeant who successfully flew a B25 bomber to Minnesota even though he never piloted a plane before was back at his starting ppinf Tuesday confined to a hos pital with air sickness and a bad case of nerves Sgt Malcolm McGrady was re turned to Wright field Monday night by military police He came part of the way in a C47 but qualified pilots were at the con trols Bad weather forced the plane down and the rest of the trip was completed by rail Doctors said McGrady was put to bed in an airfield hospital to calm his nerves and for observa tion He will be questioned later about his flight to visit his par ents at Owatonna Minn Capt J W Alworth said the seigeant appeared to be air sick from flying so much recently Mc Grady may be prosecuted for mis appropriation of government prop erty and faces a 5 year prison sentence and dishonorable dis charge Jor his escapade Alworth added McGrady resigned lo his fate said I suppose therell have to be some sort of punishment Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with showers late Tuesday night and Wednesday Continued warm Low Tuesday night near 40 High Wednesday near 65 Iowa Mostly cloudy and some what warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday with occasional showers Low Tuesday night 40 to 45 north 45 to 50 south High Wednesday 60 to 65 north 68 to 72 south Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal northern Iowa 3 to 5 de grees above normal southern Iowa Normal highs 57 north to 62 south Normal lows 33 north to 38 south Only minor tem perature changes with some temperature rises preceding and some cooling following each precipitation period Precipita tion will average onetenth inch western Iowa to i inch north east General rains Wednesday and again Friday TIEUP SPREADS TO HARD COAL PITS SUDDENLY Action of Operators Complies With Order by Court for Conference BULLETIN Washington ohn L Lewis agreed Tuesday to bar gain with qualified representa tives of the soft coal operators Wednesday at p m CST on the mine pension dispute The operators had invited Lewis to meet with them at 4 p m Tuesday In agreeing Lewis said President Benjamin Fairless of the U S Steel corporation and Gcorgre M Humphrey head of Pittsburgh Consolidated Coal Corp should take part in order to make any bargaining session a good faith collective bar gaining conference Washington Obeying a court order soft coal operators of fered Tuesday to meet with John L Lewis on the mine pension dis pute There was no immediate indi cation whether Lewis would ac cept or reject A court order issued Saturday by Federal Judge Matthew Mc Guire under the TaftHartley act required the operators to act The court also directed Lewis and bis United Mine Workers to end the 23dayold soft coal strike and negotiate the dispute over pensions for retired miners Lewis has given no hint whether he will bow to the order to end the strike which spread Tuesday to the Pennsylvania hard coal fields The walkout in the anthracite field apparently in sympathy with the soft coal diggers caught gov ernment and even union officials by surprise One federal attorney exnrcsseti belief it may speed court action acrainst John L Lewis and his United Mine Workers for ignoring a back to work order in the soft coal walkout The 1irst inclination of the gov ernment had been to allow Lewis a little more legal rope before ask ing a court to find him and his union in contempt in the soft coal dispute But a government attorney who asked not to be named said the walkout of approximately 7000 anthracite minershad put a dif ferent light on the case He indi cated the justice department might move speedily against Lewis now The UMW chief and his attorney refused to give any hhit of their plans They would have to do one of these things Tuesday to avert the government crackdown 1 Send the nearly 400000 soft coal miners back to work ending the strike over pensions which started March 15 2 Fight the temporary restrain ng order itself by challenging its constitutionality or asking the ourt to dissolve it on other rounds If Lewiselected to do nothing he next move appeared likely to c a contempt of court citation Justice T Alan Goldsborough who 18 months ago fined the union Amounts rather western Iowa scattered in and Lewis for ignoring another backtowork or der was due to receive any mo tions which Lewis or the ment might offer The unions fine was cut to when Lewis appeared to the supreme court Attorney General Clark obtain ed the present restraining order from Judge Matthew F McGuire Saturday night It was directed against Lewis and the UMW but also ordered the soft coal oper ators who customarily bargain with Lewis to begin negotiations forthwith lo end the pension dispute Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with light local rain mixed with some sleet or snow in extreme north A lit tle warmer south and east Tues day night and south and west Wednesday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday Maximum fio Minimum 33 At 3 a in Tuesday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum fio Minimum 32 Higher Taxes for British Wine Beer Whisky and Tobacco London announced higher taxes on tobacco whisky wine and beer Tuesday in a get aimed at building up a gov ernment surplus against inflation The Chancellor of the Excheq uer Sir Stafford Cripps present ing his 194849 budget to the house of commons ruled out any government attempt to legislate against increased wages and its Cripps said the new tobacco lax would increase the cost of a age of 20 cigarettes from 3 shill ings 4 pence 67 cents to 3 shill ings 6 pence 70 The tobacco import duly was increased 50 per cent a year ago Raising the cigarette price 1 shilling 20 cents to discouragi smoking and reduce the turc of scarce dollars for can tobacco ;