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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1948, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION THE NEW SPARER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL KIL United Fun LMM Five Copy Push Bill to Expose U S Reds House UnAmerican Group Approves Tough Legislation n Legislation to permit criminal prosecution of communist party officials and to expose party members and fronts was approved unanimously Wed nesday by the house unAmerican activities committee The to bring the bill before the house for ac tion next week Rep Mundt RS Dak told re porters Tougrh Bill It is really a pretty tough bill now But wa think it will stand up constitutionally and it certain ly will put a crimp in the activi ties of communists in America The communist party would have to register with the justice department within 30 days after the bill became law It would have to file a list of names and ad dresses of all persons who were members in the preceding year Must Register Communist affiliates also would have to register in the same pe riod They would not be required to submit membership lists But these would have to be kept avail able for inspection The committee agreed not to ex pose members of fronts on grounds some of them have been lured innocently into the affiliate or ganizations House Hears Vote on Oleo Predict Passage of Repeal for Taxes Washington north ern republicans threatened to re taliate against the senate Wednes day as the house neared passage of a bill to end federal taxes on oleomargarine But the prooleo southern dem ocrats who often are aligned be side the republicans on controver sial legislation shrugged off the threats Rep L Mendel Rivers DS sponsor of the bill to repeal the margarine taxes predicted that it will slide through the house before nightfall Reps Noah M Mason Rlll and Chester H Gross made the threats against the south Mason noted that a tugof war between north and south has been going on over margarine tax repeal for many years The threats implied that the south could expect no help from the northern republicans on any legislation affecting southern products such as cotton and to bacco to Iowa in Highway Construction Washington h e public roads administration reports that as of April 1 federal aid highway construction under way totaled in Iowa in Nebraska and in South Dakota In addition to this work the agency said plans have been ap proved but construction not started on another of roads in Iowa in Ne braska and in South Dakota Programmed but not approved in plans arc of federal aid highways In Iowa in Nebraska and in South Dakota MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 1948 ThU Paper Coraits ot Two One UNWELCOME VISITOR Workmen clear aw wreckage after this city bus crashed through a wall of a home in Davenport Tuesday night The owner of the home Mrs Alvena McMullen 72 was injured when she was buned under the debris The bus veered into the house af ter a collision with an auto The front of the 2 story frame dwelling was demolished There were no passengers on the bus vJO Calls for Nationwide Boycott of Meat Firms Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Wednesday night with dimin ishing winds Scattered light frost likely in low areas Thurs day fair and a little warmer Low Wednesday night near 35 High Thursday 6570 Iowa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler east portion Wednesday night a lit tle warmer southwest Thursday Low Wednesday night 35 north east to 42 southwest High Thursday 56 northeast 65 southwest Low humidities through Saturday Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat high er afternoon temperatures Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Minimum 39 At 8 a m Wednesday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 35 Washington CIO Wednesday for a nationwide buy ers strike against meat produced jy 6 packing firms whose union workers walked out 44 days ago in a pay fight CIO President Philip Murray appealed to his organizations 6 000000 members and to the public it large to boycott products of the 6 firms Murray listed them as the Swift Armour Cudahy Wilson Morrel ind Rath companies They have been operating on a partial basis ince the March 16 walkout of 100000 members of the CIO Pack nghouse Workers union The strikers have demanded 29cent an hour wage boost They rejected a 9cent increase offered 3y the companies Negotiations seeking a settle nent went ahead here meanwhile The federal mediation and concil ation service arranged for union negotiators to meet with those of and Swift Similar meetings sponsored by he government have been held vith Armour and a company mion session with Wilson Co Negotiators is scheduled for Fri lay These meetings were described iy some government officials as more or less exploratory More owntoearth negotiating can be xpected this weekend or early ext week these officials said 2 in Seizure of Arms for Jews New York Unter meyer 19 son of the well known poet Louis Untermeyer and an other man were held for illegal possession of arms Wednesday after police seized a cache of hundreds of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition destined for shipment to Palestine Police said young Untermeyer and Isaiah Warshaw 30 a watch maker were members of the Zionist youth movement which was shipping the food packages in which the arms were concealed However both men denied any knowledge of the arms Police and FBI agents seized the arms Tuesday night They were found on the top floor of a 5story loft building in Manhattans fur district Police said it would be a week before theywould know exactly how many armswere in the haul although an early count showed 100 rifles 300 pistols 6 tommyguns numerous knives and thousands of bullets Gael Sullivan to Take Film Positron Washington Sullivan Wednesday submitted his resigna tion as executive director and vice chairmen of the democratic na tional committee He will become executive vice president of the Theatre Owners of America Sullivan told National Chairman J Howard McGrath that the offer from the theater owners was so attractive that he could not turn it down The resignation is effective May Decker Back in Market Mason City Plant Receiving Cattle Jacob E Decker and Sons was baok in the cattle market Wed nesday and was receiving some hogs although the pork producers still were required to book their shipments by telephone Supplies of hogs ready for mar ket are so large in the territory at the present lime thai an un limited market would swamp the plant immediately it was ex plained The backtowork movement reportedly was increasing in tempo at the strikebound Mason City packing plant The manage ments only comment was that there was an increasing number of workers and production is get ting back in stride The strike is solid and picket lines are fully manned declared Miss Mabel Haunches member of the union publicity committee Wednesday afternoon The company claim that pro duction is increasing must mean that their foremen and the hand ful of strike breakers are becom ing more proficient she contin ued speaking for the publicity committee The only backtowork move ment in Mason City is that ot union members being placed in temporary jobs elsewhere Farm ers and businessmen arc calling the union office when they need help As to the companys report that they are going to process beef not a single head had been received up to noon today Hunt for Contaminated Solution Centers on 5 Southern States Washington search for bottles of contaminated glu cose solution narrowed down to 5 southern states Wednesday Cutter laboratories of Berkeley Cal reported that about 50 pter cent of the glucose shipment has been recovered The rest was sent to hospitals in Florida Kentucky Mississippi Georgia and Alabama a laboratory spokesman said The federal food and drug ad ministration here warned doctors nnd hospitals Tuesday that serious and perhaps fatal injury might re sult if tho solution were used on patients It is designed for intra venous injections when persons are too ill to take nourishment otherwise Some 300 field agents of the food and drug administration are searching for the gallonsize bot tles Too Many Drivers Boone Freed and Judd Martin probably wont try this least not in front of the courthouse here They were arrested and fined each and costs for trying to drive the same car at the same time Call New Negotiations to Head Off Rail Strike Arab King Puts Force in Jericho Jewish Underground Captures Part of Arab Port of Jaffa Jerusalem Abdullah of TransJordan said Wednesday scout troops of his Arab legion have occupied Jericho less than 20 miles northeast of Jerusalem A company of the Arab iegion was found by an Associated Press reporter to be in control of Jeri cho The officers and men how ever insisted they are there to protect the British evacuation and know nothing of their kings claim they are there to fight the Jews Shell Settlement Jewish sources in Haifa said Arab legion gunners shelled a Jewish settlement near Naharaim on the TransJordan frontier Ten Jews were reported killed Other reports to Haifa said the Jewish militia Haganah captured 2 police fortresses near the Trans Jordan frontier in the night The Jews fought with Arabs they said after British forces aband oned the fortresses as part of the general British withdrawal inci dent to ending of the mandate May 15 The fortresses are at the allArab town of Samakh and at Jisr El Majamie The Jewish underground Irgun Zvai Leumi said it had captured the entire Manshieh quarter of the allArab port of Jaffa adjoining Tel Aviv The battle for Jaffa rose to new intensity Irgun and Haganah fighters newly allied fight side by side in 4 key sub urbs ot the city The views won control of Haifa last week British in Action It has officially announced in Jerusalem that British army units had gone into action Wednesday morning to break up the attack by Jews on Jaffa Jericho destroyed and cursed by the prophet Joshua in biblical times lies 20 miles west of Am man TransJordan capital Ab dullah has said he will pcrson nally lead armies of TransJor dan Syria Iraq and Lebanon into Palestine this week to fight Zion ism He told the Associated Press by telephone from his capital in Am man that the force which occupied Jericho less than 20 miles north east of Jerusalem was made uo scout troops which always precede the regular army Denial by British His statement was a contradic tion of denials by the British army which said Tuesday that members of the Britishtrained Arab legion in Jericho consisted of one company under British army orders assigned to secure Al lenby bridge King Abdullah earlier an nounced he personally had taken command of TransJordan Syrian Iraoi and Lebanese troops plan ning an early invasion of Pales tine to fight Zionism He said Wednesday he had re called to active service all retired legion officers Tuesday he conferred at length with 100 leaders of TransJordan Arab tribes and reported he was assured by them We arc at war with the Jews Abdullah said he grate fully ac cepted their support and sent them back to their tribes to pre pare for war Top Smith Hollywood Corps Gen Holland M Smith Wednes day was named by the Organized Smiths of America as the top Smith of the year Smith was chosen for patriotism and leader ship Col Larry Smith president said Too Late Dallas persons 1 ac cused of speeding the other of be ing an habitual traffic offender failed to appear in court Tuesday Both had been killed in separate traffic accidents since the citations were issued DONT TRY THlSThis light Willys sedan was demolished when it semitrailer belonging to Deck Brothers Springfield Mo on highway 65 near the American Crystal Sugar company at p m Tuesday Mr and Mrs G 11 Rebel and Mr and Mrs Emil Hebel all of Manly riding in the car escaped with slight in 3 unes Driver of the truck was not hurt Wheel tracks indicated the auto veered into the path of the truck and that the truck had gone well up on the shoulder a deputy shenlt reported Poll Tax to Senate Floor Committee Approves Measure by House AVashinftton antipoll lax bill was sent to the senate Wednesday by its rules committee Chairman Brooks RI1I said the group approved without change a measure passed by the house on July 21 1947 That bill would make it unlaw ful for a state or municipality to require a poll tax for voting in any national election This includes election of the president vice president and members of con gress Brooks said action was by voice vole1 but Senators Stennis CD Miss and Hayden DAriz said they opposed the move Finn Parliament Approves Treaty Helsinki parlia ment voted 157 lo 11 Wednesday to approve the sovietFinnish treaty requested 2 months ago by Gen eralissimo Josef Stalin The treaty was approved after 3 hours debate Parliament earlier voted down a proposal to disap prove made by liberal party lead er Kallo ICauppi Parliament lutcrl on the treaty ailer communist InterimMinister Yrjoo Leino assured the country that the communists tiid not plan a coup against lie government Pan American Meets on Treaty of Bogota Bosrola Colombia American conference delegates met Wednesday lo reconsider the treaty of Bogota A United States delegate warned Tuesday the U S senate might not ratify in its present form The conference economic com mittee deadlocked over a U S stand for a clause in the proposed economic plan to protect foreign investors against expropriation of property by any government Mexico demanded that such a clause be omitted The dispute may postpone plans to adjourn the conference Friday U S Delegate William D Paw ley said he doubted the senate would ratify the 21nalion pact if it did not contain the which calls for prompt and ade quate compensation to investors in expropriated property Only in California Carpet of Tresses for Priest Loa takes a lot in the way of the sensational to stop a Los Angeles pedestrian but 12 women kneeling on a sidewalk did it Tuesday night The occasion was a lecture by yellowrobed shavenpated Loka natha Buddhist missionary from Burma An associate explained that the women were there to spread their long hair across the cement to make a pathway for the venerable Lokanatha Spectators gawked as the missionary alighted from a shiny auto mobile on his way to speak on Is Peace Necessary But the demonstration was largely symbolic Few of the dozen women had hair long enough to carpel the pave ment ana Lokanathas bare feet touched the walk after al Stassen Scores Slim Victory Over Dewey in Pennsylvania f TITUJA i M Philadelphia hopeful Harold E Stassen Wednesday won Pennsylvanias republican presidential popularity contest The former Minnesota governor captured first place in Tuesdays preferential writeinvote pri mary He scored a slim and sur prising victory over New Yorks Governor Thomas E Devvev Vote Not Binding Stassens triumph in Pennsylvania followed his dele man 47 who turned odd hatsTor in the farm states chids and kisses for old ladies into Ti i top flight radio program heart attack Tom Breneman Drops Dead Dies Suddenly Before Morning Broadcast Hollywood Brene of Nebraska and But the vote is not binding on tho dropped dead of a keystone states 73 G O P con Wednesday vention delegates All were elected unpledged lay Cooke Stassens Pennsyl vania campaign manager said the victory clearly indicates the smashing majority that Stassen as the nominee would receive in the November election Trailing far back of Stassen and Dewey as late returns trickled in were U S Sen Edward Martin Pennsylvanias favorite son candidate Gen Douglas MacAr thur Ohios Robert A Taft Mich igans Arthur Vandenberg Gen Dwight D Eisenhower and 3rd party candidate Henry Wallace Truman Easy Victor President Truman only name on the democratic ballot was an easy victor Eisenhower md Wal lace picked up a handful of dem ocratic writein votes With G7G9 of fi262 pregncts reported the G O P balloting gave Stassen 67830 Dewey 62849 Martin 38775 MacArthur 13966 Taft 12824 Vandenberg 7313 Eisenhower 4250 Wallace 1189 Pennsylvanias Gov James H Duff 669 and Gov Earl Warren of California 590 Truman polled 234056 in 6684 precincts Eisenhower had 3844 votes on the democratic uallot Wallace 3461 Stassen overcoming Martins early lead steadily built up n 5000 vote advantage over Dewey The Minnesotan won thumping majorities in the states 2 indus trial metropolitan centers He led Dewey by 8000 in Philadelphia 3500 in Pittsburgh Spontaneous Vote Cooke said Stassens vote was spontaneous and not stirred up by any active campaigning Michigans Sen Arthur Vanden berg had 6930 Gen Dwight D Eisenhower 3952 Henry A Wal lace J124 Pennsylvanias Gov James H Duff 659 and Gov Earl Warren of California 567 The vote in the primary does not bind the states 73 republican delegates They go into the na tional convention unpledged Four years ago Dewey captured the keystone state popularity con test primary and went on to win the GOP presidential nomination Pride of Page Boys Washington UR Senate page boys Dlossomcd out Wednesday with Vandenberg for President buttons But they cant wear them on the senate floor One teenager explained that the page schools history class voted a landslide victory for a republican ticket of Vandenberg for chief executive and Harold E Stassen lot vice He had just finished breakfast and was preparing to leave for the studio for his early morning broadcast said his wife former Stage Actress Billie Dunn She said she heard a thud and found him lying on the floor of his en cino bedroom Breneman only recently re turned to the air after a months vacation at Palm Springs ordered by his doctor because of a slight heart condition More than 600 persons gath ered for his broadcast in a new restaurant on Vine street which he opened only a few months ago were shocked at the news of his passing Breneman prematurely gray was n particular favorite of elder ly ladies who made Breakfast in Hollywood a favorite stopping place whenever they came to Hol lywood The program was sold out for weeks in advance Des Moines Man Is Injured Fatally DCS Moines fP George Michael Miller 89 Des Moines was injured fatally Tuesday eve ning in an autopedestrian acci dent as lie stepped from a curb Police said Miller was struck by a car driven by Albert E Sar gent of Des Moines president of Sargent and Co feed company Sargent told officers ho was blinded by the sun and did not see Miller Sargent was not held by police SAME 146 BlMfc flag rantni dMtk t4 U S Airman Killed Tokyo Far East air force announced Wednesday that one U S flyer was killed and 3 others were feared dead in acci dents involving 3 A26 attack bombers Two bombers collided and the 3rd ran out of gas crash ing into the sea during bad weath er over Kanazaua on the west Honshu coast Reveal Date of Walkout Set May 11 Union Agree to Confer Monday in Chicago Chicago operating rail unions Wednesday set May 11 as a date for a wage strike against the nations railroads and the gov ernment arranged new negotia tions n an effort to avert the walkout Frank P Douglass chairman of the national mediation board an nounced at Washington that the unions and the railroads had agreed to meet with him in Chi cago Thursday The btrikc date was disclosed at Cleveland by a representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers He said the strike by the 3 unions was scheduled to start at 6 a m local time zones on May 11 against all of the nations railroads Cancel Announcement However official aimouneement of a strike date was cancelled The announcement had been scheduled for a m CDT here by union officials who have been ne gotiating with the railroads over demands for a 30 per cent wage increase Shortly after the deadline and iess than an hour after the Cleve land announcement a spokesman for J P Shields assistant grand engineer of the Locomotive En gineers and C H Keeneti vice president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine men said the official announce ment had been held up There has been a change in plans ind no announcement will be made now of a date for a na tionwide rkil strike the spokes man said Strike Date Stands Presumably the strike date still stands pending the renewed ne gotiations A spokesman for D B Robertson president of the Fire men and Enginernen said at Cleveland that We set the date and so far as we know it has not been changed He said that if any change were lo be made it would have to come from Chicago However the union leaders in Chicago declined com ment They along with railroad spokesman pointed out that the strike date had not been an nounced officially here After the Washington announce ment of the new negotiations about 12 union representatives met in closed session at the Congress hotel here A short times later a spokesman said there would be no announcement from the group Wednesday concerning the nego tiations or the strike date Alvanlcy Johnston head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers admitted at Cleveland thai he situation wis confusing Were just as confused as you are he said Demand 30 Boost The 3 unions represent 150000 engineers firemen and switchmen the men who operate the na tions trains The strike was studied in demand lor a 30 per cent wage increase Last ditch negotiations between the union and railroads collapsed late Tuesday night unions involved are the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and the Enginernen and Switchmens union If the union members leave their jobs as scheduled it will be the nations 2nd big rail strike in 26 years Just 2 years ago in May 1946 a nationwide rail strike par alyzed the nation for 2 days Difficult Time The strike would come ai a difficult time for many industries which have been hit by the recent soft coal strike Some of them in cluding the automotive industry have not yet recovered from the effects of the coal walkout All strikedelaying provisions of the national railway labor act have been used up in the 6 months since negotiations began When negotiations broke up Tuesday night railroad negotia tors said the brotherhoods had not altered their original demand for a 30 per cent wage increase made when negotiations began last Oct 7 Thus 6 months ot gotiatipns mediation and govern ment intervention had failed The railroads bad offered a 15J cent hourly wage increase com pared with the demand ot the unions for a minimum raise of per day The 154 cants was this figure approved by Prwddens Trumans factfinding btarH March 27 ;