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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 14 1948 This Paper Consists Two One No 26S MOTHER DOESNT WANT CHILD TO HAVE OPERATION Mrs Irene Lamphwe right and her husband Fred went to court in Chicago Friday where the father asked Judge Walter R OMalley sitting in superior court to compel his wife by court order to submit their baby Pamela Frances 22 months old to an operation Pamela was born with a serious bladder ailment Try to Decide About Surgery Operation Might Give Girl Chance to Live Chicago 22 months old baby girl played happily Saturday as legal and medical authorities sought to decide whether or not to perform an operation that might give her a chance to live The child is Pamela Frances Lamphere She was born with a rare bladder is outside her requires major surgery to correct Doctors have given the child 2 to 3 years to live without the operation Her parents estranged over the question of operation laid the problem in the lap of Judge Wal ter R OMalley of suburban Aur ora sitting in superior court The father Fred 23 a shipping clerk filed suit to compel the mother Irene 21 to agree to the operation Said the mother in court I live for my child I want her as long as I can have her Id lose her forever if she were operated on Said the father I love her just as much I want her to have a chance to live Israel Will Apply for UN Membership Lake Success is get ting ready to file an application for admission to the United Na tions in the face of a possible re jection A top official of the Israeli gov ernment conceded Saturday that he has no assurance that the new nation can muster the necessary 7 votes in the security council He emphasized that the Jewish states hopes for strong backing fromthe United States An American spokesman said the United States will vote to ad mit Israel But he declined to speculate on the chances of ap proval Russia and the Soviet Ukraine which like the U S have recognized Israel also are expected to vote yes Most of the others on the 11na tion council are doubtful Complications Clear But Babes Condition Critical New York Babe Ruths pulmonary complications have cleared but baseballs ailing home run king still is on the critical list hospital attaches reported Satur day The regular morning hospital bulletin said Ruth passed a somewhat restless night and added Although pulmonary complica tions have cleared and heart ac tion still remains strong his con dition is critical Friday nights bulletin said he rested well during the evening and awakened to speak with his wife Play was halted for a minute in most major league baseball parks Friday night as solemn crowds prayed silently for Babes recov ery At Yankee house that Ruth than 60000 fans took part in the observance at the end of the 3rd inning There will be a similar rite for the ailing slugger at the Pitts burgh National league field Sat day at the park Missing Geology Party Found Safe Edmonton AUa UR The Royal Canadian air force said Sat urday it had received word that a party of 3 including an Ameri can geologist had been found safe and alive after being miss ing a week on a flight in the Ca nadian Arctic The RCAF said veteran Pilot Ernie Boffa sent word he had found a woman identified as Miss Oldenburg a University of Min nesota geologist her pilot and his wife who had been missing since last Saturday in the Bathurst inlet area of the Arctic ocean The pilot was identified as Bud Helmerlck REJECT BOND ISSUE Eldora Friday de clined to approve proposed issu ance of in bonds to sup plement in funds on hand in order to build a school bus garage ELDORA MAN DIES Eldora T Emmert 67 operator of the Eldora Cold Stor age and Locker company died of a heart attack Saturday Meat Price Strike Movement Spreads to 2 Midwest Towns T W e r By UNITED PRESS The first week of organized meat price strikes ended Saturday with the movement still spreading but with indecisive results The latest towns to join the price fight were Chickasha and Muskogee Okla The Muskogee strike organized by Mrs Helen Slayton was scheduled for 3 weeks The first week the house wives will buy no beef the 2nd week no lamb and the 3rd week no pork A butcher said he expected it to last just 2 to get it started and another to get over it Safes Normal Butchers in several towns re ported that sales were normal Fri day despite price strikes against them A San Francisco market said it hart the best Friday in 3 weeks but 2 others said business was far off Nine said business was normal Department of agriculture in spectors at the New York market reported that wholesale meat pur chases were far below normal ihey blamed the housewivesboy cott for the slump and said but chers made only a sprinkling of purchases for the weekend Dallas butchers on the other hand loaded their shelves for a normal Saturdays run of busi ness They believed that the price strike movement which started in their city was defeated High Levels The Indiana state chamber of commerce predicted that food prices will stay at high levels despite bumper grain crops ex pected this year Manager Robert D Hammer said farm parity prices increased marketing costs wage increases in many industries overseas ship ments and general freight rate boosts would offset any gains in additional crops and keep prices moving upward He predicted that prices on milk and canned foods also would re main at high levels New Strikes at Morrell Sit Downs Reported in 6 Departments Ottumwa were called to the John Morrell Co meat packing plant Saturday and a company spokesman said sit down strikes were in progress in 6 departments No violence was reported Po lice had no details of the disturb ances but George Morrell com pany vicepresident said they were sitdown strikes by mem bers ofthe CIO United Packing house workers It was the 2nd straight day of disturbances at the big Morrell plant where the packinghouse workers have been without a con tract since their old expired at midnight Wednesday As the result of one dispute Friday plant supervisor C C Campbell faced 4 charges of as sault UPW Local No 1 scheduled a mass meeting of its members for Monday when contract negoti ations are scheduled to bp renew ed Traffic Death Toll to 291 Motorcycle Scooter Involved in Wrecks By The Associated Press Iowas 1948 motor vehicle death toll stood at 290 Saturday This compares with a total of 301 on Aug 14 1947 Darrell Bassett 21 of Menlo died when he fell from his motor cycle into the path of a bus which was carrying the Omaha Western league baseball team to Des Moines Mrs Eleanor Whitney about 23 of Iowa City was killed in the col lision of a motor scooter and a car 3 miles south of Iowa City on highway 218 Sheriff Clark Kindred said Bas sett was returning from Stuart to his home in Menlo when he met the eastbound bus and a Red Farm delivery oil truck The oil truck passed the bus forcing the motorcycle off the road the sher iff said and Bassett fell into the path of the bus Highway Patrolman J L Smith said the motor scooter on which Mrs Whitney was riding with her husband Richard was struck by a car driven by Marion R Smothers I9pf near Iowa City Kichard Whitney was injured and was taken to University hos pital where he was reported in satisfactory condition Smothers and 3 other youths riding in the car were not injured Near Winfield 18monthold Pamela Jean Robertson was killed when a car driven by her brother accidentally backed over her SAME tltf M Admit Food Shortage in Soviet Zone Russian Newspaper Claims Reason Is Poor Crop Harvests Berlin Russiancon trolled press admitted Saturday for the first time that serious food shortages exist in the sovietoccu pied zone of Germany Commenting on a promise from Moscow to deliver 10800 tons of fat to eastern Germany Neues Deutschland official newspaper of the sovietsponsored socialist uni ty pary said the poor harvest has had severe effects in recent weeks The paper said that even in nor mal harvest years the late sum mer months were critical as re gards the food supply Serious Shortage Well informed experts have recognized there would be a seri ous shortage of fat because of the below average 1948 harvest the paper declared The promised fat from the Rus sians it continued would close the gap for a certain period The sovietlicensed news agency ADN said Friday night the prom ise from Moscow came in answer to a request by the soviet military administration to ensure the sup ply of foodstuffs in eastern Ger many Crisis Apparent There have been frequent re ports lately of food shortages in the soviet zone The severity of the crisis became apparent last week when the communist press reported strong punitive measures against food hoarders in the Rus sian zone The western licensed German press in Berlin speculated that the food shortages have been caused by soviet requisitioning of food from its zone to meet the an nounced plan to feed all Berlin including the blockaded western sectors Dispatches in western papers which the Russians have not de nied have reported hunger dem onstrations recently in many cities of the soviet zone Phone Union Threatens Major Strike Chicago of the CIO Association of Communica tion Workers said Saturday they may call a nationwide strike against the Bell Telephone Sys tems Western Electric company at any moment The officials met in secret con ference Saturday and set a strike date But they refused to reveal it Ernest Weaver president of association said We cant dis close the date now because that would give too much advantage to the company But the walkout may occur at any moment The unions 25000 members voted strike authority 2 months ago A walkout could tie up com munications across the country S Rejects Red Tutor Dem Reds Press Radio Claim Kidnaping Say Mrs KosenkLna Forcibfy Carried Off to Hospital Moscow Russian press and radio charged Saturday that Mrs Oksana Stepanova Kosenkina central figure in the New York kidnaping case was forcibly car ried off from the Russian consulate to an American hospital by federal agents Friday The soviet accounts were printed under the headline Arbitrariness and violence of the American po lice in Kosenkina case They charged that American federal agents violated international law by breaking into the Russian con sulate searching Mrs Kosenkinas room and taking her by force to the hospital One dispatch said that Mrs Kosenkina fell into the consular yard injuring her right leg and kneecap and was given 1st aid in the consulate Worthy of attention is the out rageous behavior of the American intelligence service in conection with Mrs Kosenkinas accident a 2nd Tass dispatch said When Mrs Kosenkina was carried into the consular building agents of the American intelli gence service under the guise of police broke into the consulate in violation of its universally recog nized inviolability These agents searched Mrs K senkinas room grabbed her hand bag and contents and forcibly carried her off to a hospital This lawless act of the Ameri can police is in clear violation of the consular status recognized by international law contradicting the statement of the state depart ment the United States con cerning its intention to respect and observe international law 5 Americans Killed in Mexican Wreck Tijuana Mex Ameri cans including James Walter Kays GO former California demo cratic party official and his wife the former Elaine Hammerstein of the screen were killed in a spec tacular auto crash Friday night 12 miles south of Tijuana Kays investigating officers said was at the wheel of an expensive sedan that crashed into a car driven by a Mexican The 6 occu pants of the Mexican car sus tained minor injuries HITCHHIKING TO WEST COASTAttractive 28yearold mother and her 22monthoId son Tony Jr stand alongside route 2 in Bangor Me Friday as they began a long hitchhike to California She hopeful of a reunion with her army husband before he goes overseas Aug 20 She and Tony Jr were able to thumb a ride within a few minutes Mrs Purio said her husbands allot ment checks have been delayed leaving her without trans Senate Group to Fight for Secret Government Records Washington senate ju diciary subcommittee served no tice Saturday that it intends to make an allout fight to obtain the governments secret files on sub versive foreign agents in the Unit ed States The subcommittee is investigat ing charges that hundreds of sub versives have managed to slip into this country through the United Nations It has been trying to get the state departments files on 5 500 UN personnel who have been granted visas to enter the United States Secretary of State George C Marshall turned down the request Friday on the grounds that pub lication of the files would em barrass U S foreign relations and jeopard ize confidential sources abroad Subcommittee Chairman Chap man Revercomb RW re plied in Huntington W Va that Marshalls refusal means that the people have been denied access to information pertaining to this se rious problem of active subver sive agents The subcommittee was reported to be gathering legal opinion on whether or not congressional committees have the power to force executive departments to give them confidential informa tion If its lawyers agree that they have this power the subcommittee intends to subpena files it wants Supports to Govern Prices GoSlow Export Proposal Hit Washington grain experts said Saturday that government support food will deter mine the retail price of bread and breakfast foods this winter They made the statement in be littlinga suggestion by Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer that the United States should go slow before increasing food exports de spite the prospect of recordbreak ing crops Sawyer made the suggestion at a news conference Friday Eu ropes problem he said now seems one of recovery rather than stav ing off actual hunger It may be time to give some at tention to the American house wife he said But government farm experts who have followed the world food crisis since the first grim postwar winter of 194546 said Sawyer ap prospects On the basis of last Tuesdays crop report they said there prob ably will be enough grain pro duced this year to meet all domes tic needs supply all Europe can afford to buy and still have some left over Gertrude Niesen Performs With Fractured Ankle Hollywood UR The show went on Friday night despite Ger trude Niesf is fractured ankle Miss singing star of the musical Anything Goes at the Greek theater suffered the injury in a fall during Thursday nights performance Her shapely leg swathed in tape she insisted on finishing the en gagement which ends Saturday night Arabs Reject Talk Proposal Do Not Accept Stand of Israeli Faction Stockholm The Egyptian government notified Count Folke Bernadotte Saturday that it had rejected Israels proposal for di rect Palestine peace talks be tween the Arabs and Jews In a cable to the United Nations mediator the Egyptian govern ment said the Egyptians could not accept the stand of the Israeli gov ernment that it could discuss the future of any part of Palestine Bernadotte said the Jews had approached him with the idea of direct negotiations with the Arabs He added he had relayed the invi tation to the Arab states at the re quest of Israeli foreign minister Moshe Shertok The Egyptian government said the security council had provided for Bernadotte himself to sugges solutions to the Palestine problem Because of the security council action the Egyptians added Egyp had obeyed Bernadottes order for a cease fire in the Holy Land but expected any solution for per manent peace to come from Ber nadotte The United Nations mediate said that if the truce can be main tained for 6 more weeks in Pal estine the conflict might be solved peacefully Declares ITU Determined in Paper Strikes wintti uj saiu aawyer ap Milwaukee UR Woodruf parently was not fully informed Randolph president of the AFL about the true status of U S crop International Typographical unior r rtn 4 l J J T m T School Opens Early to Beat Blizzards Newport N Y was gloom Saturday among the young er set of the area The Dairy Hill school opens Monday well ahead of other schools The Dairy Hill school is in the storm center of Herkimer county where winter blizzards frequently defy the best efforts of snow fighting crews To allow for storm enforced closings during the win ter classes are begun in midAug ust Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with no decided change in temperature Low Saturday night 55 to 60 High Sunday near 80 Iowa Partly cloudy through Sun day Scattered thundershowers west portion Saturday night and Sunday No decided change in temperature Low Saturday night 62 to 68 Minnesota Partly cloudy east and mostly cloudy west portion Sat urday and Sunday with a few widely scattered thundershow ers in extreme west portion Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum S3 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Saturday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum r6 Saturday pledged that the ITU was determined to win the strikes and lockouts now in prog ress regardless of size place time or expense Speaking to the 90th annua convention of the union Randolpl said We can supply any unfair em ployer with enough competition o various kinds to make his unfai operation much less profitabli than he calculated when he dis pensed with our members Ambassador Panyushkin Sees Ldvett Request for 24Hour Soviet Guard Over Mrs Kosenkina Denied Washington United States Saturday flatly rejected a formal soviet request that Mrs Oksana S Kosenkina be removed from a New York hospital and placed under soviet control Kosenkina is the Russian teacher who jumped from a 3rd itory window of the soviet con julate in New York where she asserted she had been held against her will She is now under Ameri can guard in the hospital This government also rejected a soviet request that the soviet con sulate be permitted to post a 24 hour guard at the hospital The 2 soviet requests were made by Ambassador Alexander Panyushkin during an unprece dented hour and 40 minute con ference with Undersecretary of State Robert A Lovett A spokesman said Lovett told the envoy this government had no right to require Mrs Ko senkina to put herself under the control of anybody against her will Mrs Kosenkina is being guarded in the hospital by 15 New York policemen The protection given her was given added official sta tus Saturday when she was placed under subpena of the house com mittee on unAmerican activities The committee wants to question her about soviet activities in this country when she gets well 5th Meeting of Envoys at Kremlin Due Moscow meeting of western and soviet diplomats at the kremlin to discuss the Ber lin crisis was expected Saturday or Sunday The American British anri French envoys were reported to have received new instructions from their governments on the views to be presented at the next meeting W Bedell Smith of the United States Frank Roberts of Great Britain and Yves Chataigneau of France were meeting at the American embassy Saturday af ternoon to work out the custom ary memoranda and notes for dis cussions at the kremlin American representatives here appeared convinced that so far nothing substantial regarding the talks had leaked anywhere They were determined to maintain the secrecy to the end of the discus sions lengthy strikes against newspa pers scattered about the country Five major Chicago newspaper have been struck for almost 9 months Pictures or Nudes Distract Drivers Mexico City women painted on the back of buses must be clothed within 15 days the fed eral district traffic office said Fri day The advertising picturesdistract other drivers the office said Truman Prepares to Blast Republicans Over Budget Washington resident Truman loaded his elephant gun Saturday for a doublebarreled blast at republicans for trampling his budgetary and antiinflation plans He is due to fire the first shot Sunday night when he releases his midyear budget high government iiavu predicted a treasury deficit of as much as for the year ending next June 30 The GOP income tax reduction Mr Truman says tied a rocket to expected to get most of the blame for the budget alterations since January when the president forecast a sur plus of review Some officials 2nd Blast The 2nd blast was scheduled for Monday Then the white house reported Mr Truman will act on the new antiinflation bill turned out in the last days of the special session of congress Originally the president was ex pected to complete action Friday on the measure which restores the I governments power to control will some retail and bank credit The federal reserve board was reported all set to clamp down the new consumer credit rules provided in the GOP bill possibly Tuesday or Wednesday They would become effective 30 days later J Less Easy Unless Mr Truman vetoes the ire easy payment plans become less easy on or around September 16 Tentative arrangements call for a one third down payment on autos ra dios and washing machines and a 20 per cent down payment on furniture and rugs The time in which complete payment must be made will be held 15 months officials predict ed Some merchants have offered 2 or 3 year installment plans since the wartime credit control expir ed last November Sales of or less will be ex empt but the old exemption for purchases of more than will be changed to cover prices up match the rising cost of such things as automobiles ;