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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Prets and United Pros Full Leua Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 24 1948 AP Wirephoto can be seen over the POLICE FAIL TO BREAK PICKET LINEOne of 3 policemen Labor Moves at Low Ebb Iowa Has Relatively Few Union Activities Washington organi zation and related activity was at a relatively low ebb in Iowa dur ing the 2nd quarter of this year This was indicated by a report released Tuesday by the national labor relations board under pro visions of the labormanagement relations act During the period from April 1 June 30 there were 10 petitions filed for certification of unions as bargaining agents Of the group 3 were AFL 4 were CIO and 3 were unaffiliated unions In this same period 11 collec tive bargaining elections were held in Iowa In 3 cases the em ployes voted to be represented by AFL unions in 2 cases by CIO unions in 3 cases by independent unions and in 3 cases the em ployes voted against being repre sented by any union A total of only 439 votes was cast in all 11 elections Four unfair labor practice cases were filed against employers in the period Two of the cases were filed by the CIO one case was filed by an independent union and one case was filed by an in dividual employe There were also 4 unfair labor cases filed against unions in the quarter All 4 cases were filed by individual employes House Group Quizzes Maid 3 Auto Dealers Former Red Washington spy probers questioned a maid 3 officials of an automobile agency and an admitted former commun ist behind closed doors Tuesday They were laying the groundwork for Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers to confront each other Wednesday Hiss and Chambers differ on the question of how well acquaint ed they were some dozen years ago In an attempt to check on that angle the committee Tuesday questioned A short heavyset Negro wo man who left the place with her hat over her eyes and a pocket book shielding her face from pho tographers Joseph Cherner Sam Mensh and Henry Gertler officials of the Cherner company an automobile firm in Washington Louis Budenz former high of ficial of the communist party who has renounced communism and now teaches at Fordham univers ity in New York Robert E Stripling committee investigation said the Negro wo man was Hisss maid for severa years Stripling said Budenz and the maid whose name he withheld gave the committee some usefu information He had no commen on whether the other 3 witnesses were of any help 1947 Iowa Traffic Toll Showed Rise Cleveland Ohio fatalities in Iowa during last year topped the 1948 figure the street and traffic safety lighting bureau said Tuesday That was the re verse of the national highway pic ture The bureau said the national highway death total declinedS per cent from 1946 to 1947 while the Iowa figure showed a 5 per cent increase Iowa highway deaths during 1946 totaled 523 compared to 549 for 1947 the bureau said 1 Killed 2 Hurt in Car Train Crash Des Moines One person was killed and 2 were injured seriously in an autotrain crash in Des Moines shortly before mid night Monday night Mahlon Baldwin 24 of Cedar Rapids was killed outright when the car and a North Western freight train collided at the cross ing on East 14th street Mrs Robert Asher 36 Des Moines was reported in fair con dition at a hospital with injuries received in the accident Her son Wprthington Lindsay 15 is in critical condition Mrs Asher and her son were driving Baldwin to the railroad station to catch a train for Omaha when the accident occurred Mrs Asher is Baldwins aunt Shocked to See Home Moved Away Forsan Texas J Lamb looked twice when he saw a 4 room house being pulled along a road toward Big Springs Texas Then he insisted the movers wait until he called his soninlaw Wally Heidernan The mystified Heideman posi tively identified the structure as home The embarrassed movers learned they were supposed to have picked up a house at Ross City Texas instead of Forsan Heidemans home is back home now after a 12mile round trip Gov Blue Attends Meeting in Chicago Des Moines Rob ert D Blue was in Chicago Tues day attending a 2 day meeting of the SAME ik mrans traffic rfeatb in 54 hoari the executive committee of council of state governments The committee has been study ing a conflict of state and federal acts involving taxes Rankin in Demo Race 2 Oppose His Bid for 15th Hmjse Term By UNITED PRESS Political attention centered Tuesday on Mississippi where Rep John E Rankin the souths most outspoken champion of white su premacy appeared facing the fight of his life in the states democratic primary Opposing the 66yearold Ran kin in his bid for nomination to his 15th consecutive term in the house were 38yearold former Judge Claude Clayton and Circuit Judge Raymond Jarvis Clayton lostto Rankin by only 2000 votes in 1946 and some ob servers gave him the best chance of upsetting the fiery little man whose skill in parliamentary ma neuvering has made him a power in the house for 28 years Rankin predicted victory If none of the trio getsa majority in Tuesdays balloting a runoff primary will be held in 2 weeks Nomination on the democratic ticket in Mississippi is tantamount to election Germans Not to Vote in Soviet Zone Election Put Off 1 Year Because People Too Busy for Polls Berlin Vassily D Sokolovsky announced Tuesday that Germans in the Russian zone will not be allowed to hold com munity elections this fall The Russian commander said the voting will be put off for one year It is the 1st time in the oc cupation that one of the 4 powers has postponed an election Sokolovsky issued his order over the protests of the zones 2 non communist conserva tive Christian democrats and the Tightest liberal democrats The parties demanded only last week that in the name of democracy the people be given a chance to vote Noncommunist leaders have claimed the communists want the elections put off because they feared they would suffer a severe defeat The communists have claimed the people are too busy working for recovery to vote The soviet zone is controlled both politically and economically by the sovietsponsored and corn socialist unity munistdominated party SED Both the zone and its official party have been having their troubles of late UPWA Head Leaves Ottumwa for Chicago Ottumwa Helstein international president of UPWA CIO returned to Chicago Monday after having been in Ottumwa more than 2 weeks conducting ne gotiations for a new contract with John Mprell Co Negotiations are continuing in Helsteins absence No contract has been arrived at yet it learned Local union officials conducting the negotiations with the company Tuesday was are Negotiations Resumed by Phone Union Omaha and man agement of Northwestern Bell Telephone company resumed bar gaining sessions Tuesday in an at tempt to settle a 4month wage dispute area in the companys 5state Representing 17700 employes in Nebraska Iowa South Dakota North Dakota and Minnesota was a 9member bargaining committee of Northwestern Division 45 Com munications Workers of America J R Hill chief negotiator for he union said a hour meeting Monday with management and U S Conciliator John E Pennell ad ourned inconclusively Nothing was jelled he said The union has asked no spe cific wage increase and has prom sed it would not strike if it can help it Employes have been working without a contract since May 15 Wallace in Speech Before Negro Group Cincinnati Ohio UR Henry Wallace progressive party presi dential candidate appealed Tues day to the 15000000 Negroes in the United States to vote for him and turn the Jim Crow bigots out In a speech prepared for deliv ery to the Negro Elks convention Wallace compared his new party to the abolitionists of earlier years Jim Crow has passed a sen tence of death against 15000000 Americans and that is why we must say that they are fighting for their very lives Wallace said You here and 15000000 outside this hall to whom you are related by history have much to be in motion about Wallace said President Truman and Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York are only more sophis ticated versions of their more ar ticulate brother the candidate of the Dixiecrat party Paper Consists of Two No 274 Buyers Resistance Lowers Hog Prices General Area of Accord Seen in Talk Smith in Buoyant Mood Reports More Meetings Scheduled Moscow qualified source said the western envoys and Russia have reached a general area of agreement during talks climaxed early Tuesday by a 4 lour and 40 minute Kremlin in erview with Prime Minister Sta in The informant said technicali ies lie ahead for adjustment but that these arenot trifles and will Acquire considerable negotiation U S Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith emerged from the Kremlin n a buoyant mood and declared Were going to have more meet ngs He added later Were always optimistic We expect the best he worst The envoys have and prepare for been trying ince late July to find bases for ifting the land blockade Russia mposed on Berlin for 4 power alks on Germany and perhaps ther problems in Europe Before Monday nights session jpened observers here and abroad predicted that it was to have been he last meeting It learned on excellent au hority that the 3 western envoys ook their case to Stalin after a snag developed in recent meetings with Molotov UAW Rejects Harvester Bid Union Says Proposal Raises New Issues Chicago CIO United Auto Workers Tuesday turned down an International Harvester company proposal to settle a strike that has idled 24000 UAW mem bers Union officials said the company fer wouldnt solve anything and No Heat Relief Seen Before Saturday as Mercury Climbs The thermometer sizzled toward the 100 mark again Tuesday in North Iowa and the weather bu reau instead of promising relief said that the unseasonably warm temperatures will continue until late Saturday It was 997 at p m Tuesday with the mercmy still moving upward The possibility of rain also was put off to Saturday by the weath erman and then will average only about a tenth of an inch falling in irregularly distributed thunder showers No rain was reported anywhere in Iowa during the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning Every day of continued hot weather without rain is costing the northeast part of Iowa thou sands of bushels of the 1948 corn crop farmers agree Breeze Helps A strong southwest breeze helped to make the heat bearable for humans The CAA weather and communications station at the Mason City municipal airport re ported the wind between 25 and 35 miles an hour plus strong gusts A blistering 103 degrees at Ot tumwa and Oskaloosa Monday tied the previous 1948 summer record set at Mason City and Sioux Rap ids July 6 Mason Citys maxi mum Monday was 102 While lowans were mopping their brows and wondering where all the hot air was coming from the weather man had an answer Warm Air Mass A warm air mass is hanging over he state to a height of several miles It drifted into Iowa from 3arts of the southwest notably Texas and Oklahoma where tem peratures recently have ranged as ligh as 105 degrees But the real cause of discomfort s the fact that the sun has nothing o do these days but shine and burn It has been so dry that there s little surface moisture in the state and none of the suns en ergy is being used in evaporation All it does is burn U S Official Captured by Stern Gang Jerusalem U S Con sul General here has protested to the Jewish governor of Jerusalem that the Stern gang kidnaped and mistreated an American con sulate employe Sunday The Consul General John J MacDonald said the Sternists seized George F Paro a confi dential clerk in the consulate and held him for 7 hours during which they handcuffed blindfold ed slapped and questioned him An Israeli army source said the Sternists kidnaped Paro and call ed him a damn British spy be cause he bears a faint resem blance to a British detective who left Palestine 4 months ago After Paro a 33year old resi dent of Granville N Y was re leased by the Sternists he was held for another nine hours by Israeli military police Asked why the army had held him so long a spokesman replied To clear up such a mystery in 9 hours is not bad police work offer raised new issues Truman Must Decide on Time of Marriage for Deferment Washington selective servicespokesman indicated Tues day that it will be up to the white house to set any minimum time that a potential draftee must be married to rate a deferment Speaking unofficially he voiced belief that present regulations de fer all men who are married at of their call by local the time boards He emphasized however that President Trumans order defer ring husbands and fathers was merely a foundation for the se lective service system He said it could be amended later to say spe cifically how long a man shall have been a husband or father to merit deferment Marriage Rush His comment was evoked by the rush of marriage license applica tions that followed the presidents order For the present the spokesman said all we can tell you is that the executive order is very ex plicit in deferring husbands fa thers and those men with depend ents The registration card which each potential draftee must pass on to his local board between Aug 30 and Sept 18 does not ask how long the registrant has been mar ried Meanwhile selective service urged all veterans 19 through 25 years of age to bring the proof of their military service when they register beginning Aug 30 for the nations first peacetime draft Several Groups Veterans fall into several cate gories under the act all of whom must register selective service of ficials explained But those who served honorably a year or more Sept 20 1940 and June T are not liable for service Neither are those who served honorably for more than 90 days during the shooting that is nec7 I941 and SePt2 officials said Those who between Sept 16 1940 and June 24 1948 for more than 90 days are condition ally deferred subject to their en listment or appointment in one of the organized units Ghost Fire Inquiry Has No Results Macomb III trail of the caused the mystery fires on Charlie Wil ley s farm was growing cold Tues day There are too many conflicting stories now about what actually happened said State Fire Marshal John Craig Crowds of curiosity seekers in vaded the Willey farm Monday hampering the investigation by Craig and local fire officiate People flocked to the spot where WiUeys 5room frame house burned down after hundreds of small brown spots appeared on the walls and caught fire Craig said the burning of the house looked like an accident But he said he thought the fires which burned down WiUeys 2 barns were touched off by an arsonist Officials have cleared Willey of suspicion They said he carried only insurance on the 3 buildings much less than their value The company had offered to abandon companywide bargain ing and deal directly with indi vidual locals It contended that union negotiators couldnt agree among themselves The union replied that a pack age agreement is the only basis for settlement The company could reach agreement within they wanted to choice of a quick settlement or a long struggle is entirely up to the company The union is demanding 6 paid holidays settlement of wage in equities and other matters A Har vester official said the company had agreed to give a written an swer to these demands by Wednes day morning an a few hours if he said The CARR DIES Chicago Oliver Carr 58 vice president of the Teletype corporation died Tuesday Yugoslav Official Resigns Denounces Titos Government Tehran Alihodzic Yugoslav minister to Iran and his staff have resigned in protest against Marshall Titos dictator ship and have asked the soviet government for protection it was reported Tuesday In a note dated Aug 20 and published Tuesday the Yugoslav minister endorsed the recent corn inform denunciation of the Yugo slav communist party The note alleged the recent Yu goslav communist congress was conducted in an atmosphere of fear and terror Production Jumps During 2nd Quarter Washington UR The com merce department said Tuesday the nations annual production rate jumped to during the 2nd quarter of 1948 This was higher than the JanuaryMarch rate The figure includes all U S services farm and factory the final form it is purchased by consum ers For example bread is in cluded in the computation but not the farmers wheat Boy Drowns Trying to Swim Under Water Des Moines An derson 16 drowned Monday night when to swim the length of the 168foot Birdland park pool under water His brother Charles 19 found his body There were about 250 bathers in the pool 4 Killed as Planes Collide C47s Crash on Berlin Air Run Ravolzhausen Germany Two C47 twinengined transport planes returning to Frankfurt from the Berlin supply run collided over a sugar beet field here Tues day and crashed killing 4 Ameri can fliers There were no survivors ac cording to German police Each plane carried a crew of 2 men U S air force headquarters at Wies baden withheld names of the dead pending kin notification of next of Ravolzhausen is about 15 miles northeast of Frankfurt The crash occurred about 8 a m GMT 4 a m Neither of the planes carried any cargo Police said pne of the 2 planes exploded when it hit the ground Pork Slips on Market for 2nd Day Retail Butchers Become Cautious in Meat Purchase By United Press Consumer resistance at retail butcher shops was credited Tues day with pulling hog prices down at the nations big stockyards For the 2nd day in a row the price for porkonthehoof de clined from the record highs set last week Prices dropped from 25 cents to per hundred pounds at some cornbelt livestock centers A department of agriculture spokesman at Chicago atttributed the sharp drop to the refusal of many housewives to pay the high prices asked by their butchers There just doesnt seem to be the demand to support the kind of hog prices we had last week the expert said Light Demand The light demand was reflected in slow trade in both livestock and wholesale meat At New York the nations primary whole sale meat market retail butchers were cautious in buying meat they knew would be hard to sell at high prices As a result pork prices were steady to 1 cent per pound lower The sharp drop in hog prices developed despite the fact that farmers have marketed fewer animals this week A survey of more than 25 cities indicated Tuesday that some cuts of meat had declined slightly in price during the last weekv but butchers had marked up pork chops to keep pace with last weeks high hog prices Price Jumps The survey showed that the average price of pork chops jump ed almost 4 cents since last week Hamburger however dropped almost the same amount Here are the average prices charged by butchers Last This Week Week Pork Chops 759 cents 796 cents Hamburger 614 Bacon 771 Lamb Chops 925 Ham for Baking 760 Pot Roast 670 TBone Steak A similar check of butter prices between a week ago and Tuesday showed that it dropped on the average from 863 cents to 842 cents a pound for table grades 570 769 916 762 671 Tank Explosion Causes Fires Seymour spread by exploding bottled gas tanks caused to a grocery store and the extensive damage store a hardware Odd Fellows hall here Monday Authorities said a shed contain ng the tanks at the hardware store was apparently ignited by a near by incinerator Volunteer firemen brought the fire under control TRAGEDYA large rock stopped this bus from skiddPd nf UtahThe vehicle eastbound from ous1yehurt a g were and 27 otherYew wril Haakon Rivedal Injured at Poo Haakon Rivedal 420 East State injured his head at the Skyland swimming pool east of Mason City shortly after p m Tuesday He was taken to the Park hospital for treatment His condition was reported as not serious Spectators said that Rivedal was running on the walk when he slipped and struck his head on a steel fence post Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Pair and continued hot Tuesday night and Wednes day Low Tuesday night 7075 Iowa Fair and continued hot through Wednesday Low Tues day night 7580 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 6 to 10 degrees aboye the seasonal normal is 82 to 84 Normal minimum 57 to 59 Continued unseasonably warm until turning cool late Saturday and Sunday Precipi tation will average around one tenth of an inch quite irregu larly distributed occurring in scattered thundershowers Sat urday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with a few scattered thundershowers central portion and near Lake Superior Not so warm north and central portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 102 Minimum 75 82 99 70 Maximum Minimum ;