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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1947, Mason City, Iowa r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LlH Preaa United Pica Fun Leued Wirei Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL ZZ 1947 Thll Paper Consists of Two One NO WRECK TROOP TRAIN IN PALESTINE HINT NEW PLAN FOR PEACE IN PHONE DISPUTE Top U S Conciliators Call Union Leaders Into New Conference Washington The govern ments top conciliators stepped up their efforts for settlement of the 163ayold telephone strike Tues day by summoning union leaders to a private afternoon conference Edgar L Warren conciliation director invited the 3man ton strategy committee of the Nation al Federation of Telephone Work ers to a conference i in his office The union leaders called in were Joseph A Beirne NFTW presi dent John J Moran vice presi dent and Chairman John L Crull of the national bargaining com mittee It was believed that another possible government formula to end the strike would be discussed The National Federation of Tel ephone Workers spurred its local negotiating committees over the country Tuesday to seek money offers from Bell system com panies This instruction was sent out after a mixup Monday niht in which A The NFTW committee announced thatthe New Jersey Bell Telephone jom pany had offered a cent hourly wage increase to its workers and B the company said there was nothing to it Al Herrington NFTW spokes mar insisted that the offer was definitely made though the com pany may now be trying to back out of it He called it the first cash proposal offered by a Bell affiliated company the first crack in the solid strike front of the system An NFTW official said the icy committee has approved pro posals for settlement at 2 nonBell companies in Fort Dodge Iowa and Sherman Texas The Iowa proposal called for increases from to S6 a week or the equivalent of a 10 per cent average gain the spokesman said and the Texas proposal called for approximately 15 cents an hour although the policy committee as sured this would settle the dis putes the Iowa strike has con tinued In Omaha Union General Pres ident Roy S Anderson said Tues days that in the unions opinion Northwestern Bell Telephone com pany has refused to enter into new wage bargaining talks He also charged the company with an attempt to bust the national un ion J H Kramers vice president of Northwestern Bell and chairman of the companys bargaining rep resentatives said There have been some discussions here with the union regarding the resump tion of bargaining and it is hoped Ask Action by Clark Against Alleged Reds Washington commit tee on unAmerican activitie called upon the house Tuesday u vote contempt charges against 2 alleged communist conspirators and upon the attorney general ti prosecute communists who scoff a American laws Committee Chairman J Parncl Thomas RN J asked for thi contempt action against Eugcm Dennis communist party secre lary and Leon Josephson of New York He described Josephson a the official procurer of false American passports for communis functionaries Dennis and Josephson both re fused to testify to the committe and were held in contempt Should the house back the com mittee a contemptvcase can be laid before a grand jury Convic tion carries a maximum punish ment of a year in jail plus a fine Thomas wants to increase the penalties The chairman told the house that witnesses have described Jo sephson as more important in the international setup of commun ism than Gerhart Eisler the commissar of communism in the United States Eisler already is under indictment for contempt o the committee Where has the department o justice been for the past 12 vears Thomas asked He said all 3 of the men he named have been flagrantly serving as agents of a foreign gov ernment and are leaders of a conspiratorial organization which is bent upon destroying the United States government that bargaining later Tuesday can be started Anderson said the 5state North western Union of Telephone Workers initiated a movement Tuesday to bring the parties to gether for more talks The company according to An derson would agree to new meet ings only with these provisions 1 That theunion instruct locals in the 5state area to maintain peaceful picketing 2 That the union provide proof of such instructions 3 That the unions general board provide written notice that its negotiating committee is em powered to reach a wage agree ment without the approval of the National Federation of Telephone Workers In Minneapolis striking tele phone workers early Tuesday agreed to a truce until 8 a m Wednesday in mass picketing tac tics which the telephone company said in a statement Monday night had shut down all long distance service in Minneapolis and per of local illed operation changes K W Emanuelson Minneapolis manager for the company said in his statement that mass picketing had made it impossible for the 150 to 200 supervisory employes rendering emergency service to enter the building thus forcing the showdown in toll service as of p m CST Monday SAME Whtlft flair means no raffle dralb IB out ti hrmr nrrlort Senate Nears Final Vote on Foreign Aid Washington a rare certainty of approval the senate neared a final vote Tuesday on President Trumans plan to give Greece and Turkey in financial and military aid to keep them from collapsing into the arms of communism The new venture in foreign pol icy approached its first congres sional showdown amid indications that it would receive far less em phatic backing than the last major decision in that senates 89 to 2 ratification of the United Nations charter on July 28 1945 A score more or less of dis senters apparently stood ready to cast their votes against the first segment of the developing pro peqples variously gram of aiding free They have predicted that it will A bring eventual war with Russia bankrupt the American economy and C destroy the United Nations Nearly 3 times that number of senators have lined up to pass the bill and send it to the house Fa vorable action there also seems assured later This would putnto almost immediate effect thr ugh a proposed RFC ad vance a program Secretary of State Marshall called indispens able in a measure from Moscow Monday to Chairman Vandenberg of the senate foreign relations committee But despite Marshalls endorse ment some supporters of the leg islation such as Senator Taft R made it clear they are act ingreluctantly Many agreed it may be neces sary for Uncle Sam to plant his foot firmly in Europes strategic back door lest it be slammed shut by the communists But few had any enthusiasm for the affair Even Vandenberg chief sponsor of the bill called the eventual out come of the whole venture a guess IOWA UNION WORKERS Robert D Blue back to camera talks to the throng of un ion workers on the statehouse Monday after noon Estimates of the crowd which staged a demonstra BIG 4 FAILS TO SETTLE AUSTRIA Key Issues Stalemated After 2nd Secret Talk Moscow council o foreign ministers wound up a 2nc secret session on the Austrian peace treaty Tuesday and failed o announce any conclusive re sults apparently leaving the key Austrian issues stalemated It was announced however hat the foreign ministers woulc lold a regular meeting Tuesday morning to consider the financial report submitted by the Interna tionalized port of Trieste While official spokesmen were silent on the meeting reliable in formants said vital questions anc territorial claims remained dead ocked It was understood the lineup on hese questions remained where it was with the 3 western powers landing against Russia Some informants said they ex pected at least one more secret session would be held before a inal decision was reached on vhether any of the key deadlocks can he broken during the Moscow conference Secretary of State George C Marshalls advisers in the restrict ed group included Gen Mark W 31ark the ranking American au hority on Austrian questions Also with him were U S Ambas ador W B Smith and Interpreter Charles Bohlen AP Wlrcphglo tion in Des Moines against the pending legislation to ban the closed shop ran from 12000 according to the state ad jutant generals office to 40000 as adjudged by the Iowa AFL president Stoppage Hits Paper Keokuk Keokuk Gate came out in abbreviated 4 age edition Monday as union irinters observed the oneday vork stoppage in protest against he anticlosed shop bill in owa house the Philadelphia Named Site for 1948 Republican Convention Kansas City 1948 republican nominating convention will beheld the week of June 20 in Philadelphia the city where the party nominated its first standard bearer in 1856 Choice of Philadelphia as host to its 5th GOP convention came late Tuesday as the republican national committee overwhelmingly disregarded the recommendation of its site subcommittee which had given the nod to Chicago The committees action met with the general approval of party eaders here for the 2day meet ng to pick a convention city and discuss finances for 1948 The vote for Philadelphia was 72 to 26 but it later was made manimous by resolution The vote on the convention site Hsposcd of one of the major mat ers on the agenda The finance committee in executive session Monday will hold another mect ne Tuesday There was no report from the deliberations of the finance com mittee but Chairman Walter E Hope of New York gave some in dication of his task Currently he is in charge of raising for 1947 He estimated that the 1948 campaign would require 4 times that amount or possibly as much ns S4000000 Iowa House Refuses to Split Up Issues in Labor Curb Bill Proposal for State Ban on Closed Shop Only Is Turned Down Des Moines stripped down proposal that the state ban the closed shop only was defeated 70 to 29 in the house Tuesday The senate approved anticlosed shop measure and several amend ments proposed and not yet acted upon by the house also would ban the union shop and the labor union dues check off As the house resumed action Tuesday on the highly controver sial bill it got into a parliamen tary question that resulted in a one hour recess until Speaker G T Kuester RGriswold could jet an opinion from the attorney generals office on whether parts of the stripped down proposal were germane Kuester ruled out the other pro visions of the stripped down pro posal They would have provided for secret ballots by union mem bers on strikes and election of officers After these provisions were withdrawn the stripped down proposal was then put to a vote and defeated Rep D A Donohue RTipton appealed to the members to vote no on all amendments so we can get to a final vote on the measure and dispose of it today However he house then proceeded with another amendment proposing that use of injunctions in labor disputes be banned Rep William S Beardsley R STew Virginia filed a motion ask ng that the measure be referred o the house labor committee and hat the committee be instructed o bring in a resolution calling for a labormanagement study in the next two years Rep Philip T Hedin RDaven port suggested that the labor re strictive measure now before the U S senate be substituted for the state senate bill under considera tion The house galleries and the rear of the main floor were virtually unoccupied compared with the hundreds who jammed those areas during the first debate on he measure Monday afternoon Thousands of laborers from hrpughout the state came to Des rloines Monday on a labor holi day as a protest against the meas ure Only the normal number of guests were present Tuesday The measure Tuesday survived an abrupt attempt to kill it after lep Carl A Burkman RDes Moines had opened with indus rys arguments The vote on a motion by Rep Gene Poston D Corydon to lay the bill on the able was defeated 75 to 30 Burkmans fellow republican cpresentative from Polk county ed and Rep Harold F Nelson RSioux City had ad vanced tie case of labor when an other highlight of the afternoons contest arose Rep D A Donohue RTipton moved that debate be limited to 10 minutes for each side on each amendment There are upwards of 20 of them The motion lost 61 for to 45 against because it would amount to a change in the rules and a change in rules must get a J vote The vote came after Rep William S Beardsley RNew Vir ginia declared I dont want to see a gag rule in this house We have come to the point where attempts are be ing made to crarn this nefarious legislation down the throats of the legislature I ask you in the name of decency and justice to vote down this motion Before the house recessed until Tuesday morning Nelsons repub lican colleague from Sioux City Rep Charles S Van Eaton urged the members to vote down this type of legislation and go home Thousands of laborers took a holiday and went to the statehouse as a protest against such legisla tion Estimates of the crowd ranged from 12000 to 40000 PUT OUT BLAH IN TEXAS CIT Warehouse Filled ith Nitrate Burns 2Hours Texas City Tex tense Texas City was thrown into frightened excitement Tuesday when a warehouse containing 1000 tons of ammonium nitrate caught fire and burned for 2 hours It was extinguished at a m The fire broke out in the al ready damaged warehouse of the Texas City Terminal Railway company packed with tons of the same chemical that one week ago almost to the minute exploded aboard the Grandcamp and killed in estimated 575 persons and do ing untold damage Billowing orange smoke the type Texas City residents have learned o fear swept over the city Fire trucks and a fire boat stood py but Mayor J C Trahan re fused to send them into the area saying he did not want a single other life lost A reporter for the Houston Chronicle shortly before noon said the fire had been put out and hat Mayor Trahan and other of ficials went into the area to check on the possibility of any further danger 9 ARE KILLED IN AIR COLLISION 2 Airplanes Crash at Georgia Airport Columbus Ga per sons were killed Tuesday when a special Delta airlines plane car rying 8 employes of the company including one top official collided with a civilian plane and both crashed onto the airport here where they were enveloped in flames The Delta plane was coming into the airport for a landing when airline officials said the civilian plane came down from overhead struck the tail of our ship Both planes plunged 30 feet to the ground the civilian plane falling underneath the tail of the Delta ship which had brok en in half The 2 planes burned for more than an hour after the crash Flames made it impossible to res cue any of the victims The civilian plane pilot and 9th victim was identified as Jack Fussell about 42 a Columbus beer wholesaler who recently bought the ship The Delta plane was on a survey flight Thieves Work Hard for Loot of Only Philadelphia UP Thieves scaled a high fence pried away a screen and jimmied a window to enter Andrew Fallens lumberyard office Then they lugged a 300pound safe out the back door over the fence and down the street a block o a vacant lot They battered open he safe door with a iedge ham mer Inside was Russia Wants Korea Talks Opened Again Moscow ing to a suggestion by the United Tuesday that the joint sovietAmerican commission empowered to start Korea on the road to independence meet in Seoul on May 20 to resume its work interrupted by basic dis agreements 11 months ago Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov replying to a letter from Secretary of State George C Mar shall on the Korean question blamed American members of the commission for causing the break down last May in negotiations and suggested a 3point program for immediate action 1 The establishment of a pro visional Korean democratic gov ernment on the basis of broad participation by Korean demo cratic parties and social organiza tions in order to expedite the po litical and economic amalgama tion of Korea as a selfgovernment state independent of foreign in terference which fact would elim inate the division of the country into zones Soviet troops now occupy the northern zone and American troops the southern zone Failure to agree on what con stituted democratic parties and organizations resulted in the breakdown of the commission last year 2 The establishment of demo cratic bodies of power throughout Korea by free elections on the basis i of general and equal suf frage 3 Aid to the Korean nation in restoring Korea as an independent democratic state and in developing the national economy and national culture This apparently was a proposal for joint RussianAmerican finan cial aid to Korea Marshall in a letter to Molotov dated April 8 called on Russia to cooperate with the United States in restoring Korean independence as soon as possible He urged that the joint commission be recon vened on the basis of respect for the democratic right of freedom of opinion and suggested that date be fixed in the summer of 1947 for the Washington and Moscow governments to review the com missions work Molotov in his reply said the soviet government believed in December 1945 when the Mos cow argreement establishing the commission was evolved and still believes that the amalgamation of Korea under the leadership of a national Korean government was the most important premise of restoring Korea as an independent state and providing the conditions for that countrys development of democratic principles Lower Des Moines River Falling After Leaving Banks at Several Points Des Moines weather bureau reported Tuesday that the Lower Des Moines river is falling after overflowing its banks at Eddyville Ottumwa Tracy and some other points The river was expected to con tinue to fall until further heavy rains occur Light rains were in prospects for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and although these might check the fall some what the weather bureau said rains would have to be heavy to cause the river to rise again Held on Minor Charge Chicago Mohler 29 of Centerville Iowa was being held under bond Tuesday on charges of contributing to the de linquency of a minor Police said he was found Friday in a hotel here with a 16yearold Mystic Iowa girl The girl was sent to a juvenile home Arab States Press Campaign for Palestine Independence Lake Success N Y Arab states defied American and British opposition Tuesday and pressed their campaign to win early and complete independence for Palestine Independence would deprive Britain of a major foothold in the middle east and convert the Holy Land into an Arab state closed o Jewish immigration The Arab campaign for a United Nations decision favoring Pales ine independence was brought into the open Monday night when Egypt passed the impending cial session of the UN general assembly to consider 1 ending Sritains mandate in Palestine and 2 independence for the Pales ine state American and British spokes man immediately served notice hey would fight the Arab attempt o push the assembly into a full ledged debate soon after it con enes on Monday The western countries want to avoid a UN decision until fall be cause they have not yet deter mined their positions on Pales tines future They want the spe cial session to avoid major debate and confine itself to formation of a Palestine factfinding commis sion Meanwhile the Big 5 military staff committee prepared to tell the security council that it has made almost no progress in 14 months of secret negotiations for the UNs world police force REPORT 8 DEAD IN NEW ATTACK BY TERRORISTS Comes 2 Hours After 2 Condemned Jews Commit Suicide Jerusalem blew up a British troop train southeast of Tel Aviv Tuesday killing at least 8 persons and then machine gunned the wreckage The attack was made 2 hours after 2 con demned Jews committed suicide with explosives just before they were to have mounted the gallows Army sources said they believed the Egypt Express bringing sol diers from that country had been attacked by members of the Jew ish underground group Irgun Zvat Leumi Four coaches were demol ished apparently by electrically detonated mines under the rails Troops and guards were re ported to have exchanged fire with the attackers but no one was captured One of the dead was a child 2 were civilians and 5 were soldiers Those at the scene re ported seeing arms legs and other parts of mutilated bodies in the wreckage Probably 2 dozen other persons were trapped in the debris First accounts said 2 soldiers and 7 ci vilians were injured seriously and 21 others less seriously The doomed Jews Meyer Fein stein and Moshe Barazani clasped explosives secreted in hollowed oranges to their breasts and died in mangled contortion in Jerusa lem prison just before they were to have mounted the 13 steps lead ing to the hangmans noose Both were underground members and had been condemned for antiBrit ish violence Four other members of Irgun were hanged last week and Irgun had issued threats of vengeance Tension was heightened by the official report that British naval vessels were escorting to Haifa the refugee ship Shair Yishuv loaded with about 800 Jews lacking im migration certificates The ship was intercepted and boarded off the Palestine coast Much of the Palestine unrest has stemmed from the deportation of such Jews to Cyprus While rescue squads hastened toward the scene from all parts of the coastal plain military and police authorities cordoned off the entire Hehovot the attack occurred Several hundred Jews were hastily screened in a search for extremists believed re sponsible The allJewish city of Tel Aviv buzzed with reports that the Bri tish planned to clamp down some form of military control through out Jewish sections of the coastal plain as a result of the train blasting The British spokesman blamed the mining on Irgun Zvai Leumi militant Jewish underground or ganization which had threatened vengeance for the execution of four of its members in Acre prison last week Up to Tuesday reprisals had been limited to minor road mining incidents and scattered attacks on British military vehicles Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Recurrent showers and occasional thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 4548 towa Recurrent showers and oc casional thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 4548 High Wed nesday 5255 except lower in extreme northwest towa 5 clay weather outlook Tem perature will average slightly below normal northwest to 4 degrees above normal southeast Precipitation will be heavy averaging 1 to 2 inches Preci pitation will be frequent as re current showers through Friday and possibly Saturday Colder Thursday or Friday Minnesota Occasional rain south Tuesday night becoming more general Wednesday Snow con tinuing central and northeast Tuesday night spreading over most of north Wednesday Con tinued cold west and north Lit tle change in temperature south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum SB Minimum 45 At 8 a m Tuesday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 54 ;