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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CCMP NT CF A A c K I v E s THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 20 1947 This Paper Consists at Two One No 61 THREATEN WU STRIKE BEFORE DATE FIND NO BLUE CONSERVATION INTERFERENCE Survey Sees Need of Understanding Between Governor Commission Des Moines joint report of an investigating group said Sal urday lhat allhough it found no evidence that Gov Robert D Blue had interfered with the work of the state conservation commission Ihere should be a clear cul under standing between the governor and commission The report was filed with Gov Blue by Dr Ira N Gabrjelson of Washington D C president of the National Wild Life institute and by a special committee headed by Don C Kern Marshalltown which was named by the governor to survey commission affairs The report signed by all com mittee members except one who is out of the state made numer ous recommendations for improv ing organization of the conserva tion department staff and for new legislation to clarify the commis sions authority The joint group agreed lhat one of Ihe oulslanding difficulties Ihe commission has to face is the low scale of salaries thai il is able to pay its employes Salaries of all positions from that of director down must be in creased by a minimum of 50 per cent if this state is to compete with other agencies who are bid ding for the services of trained and experienced individuals the re port said The conservation report also said that since Iowa license fees are relatively low another in crease probably would be accepta ble to sportsmen when Ihey see the results of work accomplished Tho report was divided primar ily into 2 sections dealing with recommendations on proposed leg islation and organization of the commission staff Concerning the governor and Ihe commission Ihe report said Careful inquiry has failed lo produce any evidence of political interference in Ihe affairs of the commission by any elected of ficer Neither has any evidence indicaled lhat Ihe governor has attempted lo diclate appointments lo positions on Ihe staff There have been 2 occasions on which he the governor has issued Instructions to the com mission regarding the assign ment of individuals already on the staff These constitute the only indications of any infringe ment on the duties of the com mission The governor has made sug gestions regarding the operation of the commission with the commission has not always agreed but there is no evidence of po litical pressure to force compli ance with such suggestions The report mentioned no per sons by name but il dealt al some lenglh with problems centering about the discharge of 3 high ranking commission employes W E Albert W W Ailken and M D November The discharge of Ihe 3 men at least one of whom is said to be friendly the governor came a short lime after Governor Blue had asserted Ihere was friction abuse and politics in Ihe com mission and named his special investigating committee The report strongly recom mended that once a decision has been made on a conservation de partment policy lhat individual differences of opinion be not car ried oulside of Ihe organization This unquestionably has oc curred in the pasl Ihe report said Big 4 Flop Put on Russ by Marshall Washington of Itale Marshall Saturday handed America the job of helping west ern Europe reach the high level if economic recovery which he aid is probably the only way to orce a lasting peace on hostile Uissia In a sober report on the failure f the London foreign ministers Conference Marshall said there is a direct relation between Russias frustration tactics in London and her frank declaration of hos ility to the 517000000000 Euro pean aid plan bearing his name If the Marshall plan succeeds he said it will fill a political created by the war and result in forms of government which guarantee true freedom op portunity to the individual and roteclion against the terror of overnmenlal lyranny Communist leaders openly pre dict lhat this resloralion will not ake place Ihe secrelary said in lis radio address Friday night md added Until the result of this struggle becomes clearly apparent there vill continue to be a very real dif iculty to resolve even on paper agreed terms for a treaty of peace Marshall spoke from his stale department office only a few lours affer his relurn from Lon don and shortly after President Truman had presented the Mar plan to congress The secretary repeatedly blamed foreign Minister Molotov lor lailure of Britain France the Jnited States and Russia to reach agreement on the German and Austrian peace treaties I realize thai the many lengthy statements and the frequent and fundamental disagreements were confusing to the general pub ic he said Also the continuous accusa tions against the good faith fthe ntegrity and the purposes of the goveiiiments of the western pow ers particularly the United States ecessarily added greatly to the confusion This was as a matter of fact one of Ihe purposes of these at lacks Commenting on Mololovs insist ence on setting up a German cen ral government withoul first uni ying Germany Marshall said any such government would be a sham and not a reality This he said was the first clear evidence of Molotbvs pur jose lo utilize Ihe meeting as an pporlunily for propaganda dec arations which would be pleasant o German ears In the soviet zone of Germany Marshall said Russia has seized vast holdings and formed them into a gigantic trust embracing a substantial part of the industry of hat zone This has resulted in a type of monopolistic stranglehold over he economic and political life of eastern Germany which makes that region very little more than a dependent province of the So viet Union A very strong reason in my jpinion for our failure to agree it London was Ihe soviet deter mination not to relax in any way its hold on eastern Germany Marshall spoke bitterly of Molo ovs categoric and bland re fusal to furnish the foreign minis ters wilh information aboul the Russian zone of Germany while at Ihe same time offering carp ing criticism of the economic pro cedure in our zones fie said no real ground was gained or lost at the meeting bul added We cannol look forward to a unified Germany at this time We must do the best we can in the area where our influence can be felt Iowa Cattle Bring Alltime Price High Chicago alltime price record on the Chicago livestock market was set here by 2 loads of Iowa cattle Ed Johnson of Eldridge and Kenneth Cook of Miles each re ceived S39 per hundredweight for Iheir Hereford steers sold here this week Cooks 20 head brought 38540 for Ihe carload The 20 head be longing lo Johnson brought 740 Cooks callle averaged 1095 pounds and J o h n s o ns 1377 pounds SAME hite flag means no traffic death ID pas 24 boursi AP Wirephoto AWAIT CHRISTMAS IN CHICKEN family of Mr and Mrs Carl Miller show the sleeping quarters in their home in a former chicken coop near the center of Lititz Pa The trapper his wife and 4 children set up housekeeping in the little hut after their rented home was sold Secretary Anderson Prepares Public List of Speculators Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night A little colder Saturday night Increasing cloudiness Sunday with little change in tempera ture Low Saturday night 10 to 15 High Sunday 27 to 30 Iowa Generally fair Somewhat colder Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature Low Saturday night 10 to 15 north 20 in south High Sunday 25 to 30 north 30 to 35 south Minnesota Fair and colder Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy with little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 25 At 8 a m Saturday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 18 Truman and Congress Action Gives Authority to Disclose Traders Washington of Agriculture Anderson Saturday prepared to make public on a let the chips fall where they may basis a list of some 14000 specu lators in such commodities as wheat corn and butter Backed by a congressional reso lution bearing President Trumans signature Anderson told agricul ture department workers to get the names together as Quickly as pos sible and said he may be able to give them out within the next week He already had made it plain that the list will include the names of congressmen if any as well as officials in the government execu tive departments if any who have fattened their bank accounts by largescale gambling in commodi ties during the upsurge in the cost of living Washington interest was whet ted by the fact that Anderson himself during a speech Oct 9 in Chicago denouncing speculators said he could name names and that some of them are public fig ures This was followed by republican demands that he hand over to con gress the names of any govern ment officials who might have used inside information to play the commodity markets Anderson insisted on getting formal authori zation from congress first He said the commodity and ex change act required him to keep confidential the information he regularly receives on large scale transactions involving for instance 200000 bushels or more of grain 1000 tons of feed or 25 carloads of butter and other data obtained in occasional spot checks of com modity exchange records After an unsuccessful attempt by the senate appropriations com mittee to get the list by sub poenaing Anderson Thursday the senate passed the resolution he asked The house followed suit Friday and President Truman promptly signed it Anderson said identifications on the speculator list will be checked closely to avoid mistakenly listing persons with similar names who are not in the market The information will be handed to the senate appropriations com mittee as well as a 7man house special committee set up under the chairmanship of Rep August H Andresen RMinn to explore the whole field of commodity gambling Eleanor Home New York Eleanor Roosevelt was home Saturday aft er attending sessions of the United Nations commission on human rights at Geneva Switzerland She arrived by plane Friday night Hint Conviction for Dancer Satira Havana threejudge audiencia court reached a decision Saturday in the manslaughter case against Patricia Satira Jchmidt for the killing her over John Lester Mee and court officers said the judges procedure ndicated a conviction While the oliveskinned Toledo dancer waited apprehensively in a prison cell the judges conferred and gave their decision to a court clerk for typing Court officers said that if the decision had been an acquittal it would have been announced within 24 hours after the end of the trial but that period expired at 11 am today The presiding judge Cristobal Wore said the decision would be announced probably Monday LEGION STATE TOURNEY HERE SPORTS BULLETIN Des B i e r m a state director of American Leg ion junior baseball announced here Saturday that the 1948 state tournament has been awarded to Mason City to be held the week of Aug 18 in clusive This will be the 7th consecutive year that the tourn ey has been held in Mason City Biermas announcement came at a meeting of the state Legion baseball rules committee Authorities say that more than 172000 forest fires occur every year The careless smoker is said to be the greatest single cause of the forest fires FIRE AT AUSTIN GUTS 3 STORES Ward Building Total Loss Damage Austin Minn Fire caused a loss estimated at between 5300000 and to 3 buildings in the heart of the business section here Saturday the Montgomery Ward building being a complete loss The fire started at p m Friday and was still burning though under control Saturday forenoon Five men sullered mi nor injuries The origin of the tire had not been determined Saturday Fire men from Austin Albert Lea and Blooming Prairie worked all night to the blaze under control The fire gutted the Montgomery Ward building Wellmans drug store and the Mix cleaning shop threatening several other build ings including a gas station with considerable gasoline stored un derground LaVerne Corey proprietor a shoe store Pat Mix operator the cleaning shop C W Schutte a passerby S H Wellman a druggist and A R Holm mana ger of the Ward store were treat ed for injuries in an Austin hos pital after being trapped and struck by debris from a brick wall which collapsed when the men were trying to salvage rec ords from the Ward store Probe Army Black Market Washington army announced here Saturday that it is investigating black market ac tivities customs violations and other reported misconduct among its personnel in Germany Maj Gen Floyd L Parks head the armys public information divi sion said Secretary Army Ken neth C Royall ordered the inquiry after getting reports of alleged ir regularities among U S soldiers in the occupied zone YORK QUITS AS CHAIRMAN FOR IOWA GOP BODY State Senator Doud Mentioned as Likely Successor in Position Des Moines preferred resignation of Willis B York of Madrid as chairman of the Iowa republican stale central committee was announced Saturday by state republican headquarters York in a letter to the state central committee announced he would submit the resignation al a meeting of the committee later Saturday York said he reluctantly was forced to resign because of busi ness It was expected the resig nation would be accepted and that a successor would be chosen Sat urday or Sunday from among the central committee members York is a manufacturer at Ma drid and has been chairman ol the committee for five years He will continue to serve as a com milleeman Early speculation mentioned Slate Senator A L Doud of Douds first district committee man as one of the most likely successors to Yorks post There was no Immediate indi cation that Yorks resignation was anything but a sincere desire to quit There was a sharp ruckus last spring when some legislators complained that the stale centra committee was interfering by at tempting to obtain continuation of the 50 percent rate income tax collection However York himself is un derstood to have indicated lhat he considers the action of this weeks special session represents a justification of the state centra committees stand In addition to acling on the York resignation the committee was expected to fill the vacancy in the 3rd district created by the recent death of Wesley G Hcnke of Charles City Mrs Gertrude Wilharm of Sum ner district vicechairman sait Ben A Webster 55 of Masoi City had been recommended for the appointment followiing a mai poll of party officials in the area Webster is Cerro Gordo count G O P chairman The state committee has the fi nal authority on the appointment Members of the state committee who are holding their annual in formal Christmas party Salurdaj night and who will hold a busi ness session Saturday or Sunday include Second district Harvey Lange Dubuque and Arlene Raymond Independence first Senator A L Doud Douds and Mrs Margare Hinderman Wapello 3rd Mrs Gertrude Wilharm Sumner vice chairman 4th Keith Hammi Newton and Mrs Lloyd Thurston Osceola 5th Charles Van Wer den Winlerset and Mrs Alic Figg Des Moines 6lh York an Georgianna Amdsen of Webste City 7th Whitney G i 11 i 1 a n d Glenwood and Mrs Anna Lomas Red Oak 8th A H Coburn Cher okee and Mrs Helen Vanderbur Boyden WHAT YOUR CHEER FUND DOLLARS WILL picture was taken in Mar seille France It shows a group of French children as they open their big CARE food package from America Theres fudge on the faces and dresses of the youngsters But enough of it finds its way into their stomaches to give them the best treat theyve en joyed in years The individual CARE package has a 40000 calorie food content More than 100 of these will be purchased through the 1947 Christmas Cheer the to tal exceeds And thats up to you We have been assured by CARE officials that the emphasis will be on childrens jieeds in their distribution This is based on the theory that Christmas belongs peculiarly to the worlds childhood 2000 You Can Help lOUU mi pfi ri I 1600 Inislreebrowl 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 2 Oil I1U tu fiW REVIOUSLV REPORTED SI Friend me Room till lliitli School rmanson Brothers ome Room High School uckabalchee Class First Metho dist Church cslie and David ike McCoy and Elaine Hunter arshall Swift Employes ommcrcial Club High School lime Koom High School lumbers SteanifiHeni Loral 1H1 Ks Datims English Classes High School ather Giannoukos liss Warners First tirade Lin coln Schoul crb Lil Al Mary ricnd Clear Lake Postmark irace Evangelical Ladies Aid Irs Robert Carlson V G yle Russell Fertile immie Kicwlel Buffalo Center rom H L J Clear Lake ihida Rose I Jo yd Ir and Mrs Albert E Walk and Family Graf ton F From a Friend ary Larry and Jerry Clear Lake obby and Jimmy Ilarrer obbie and Kettle Hroun Wa terloo Two Old Ruth Kay Peterson L II isaee Cooler Oanff Deckers ohti S Slanbery Estate Vomens Society Christian Service Wesley Methodist Church 51M eecy and Diane Prihbenow Nora Springs arry J and Jeffrey Jlccb Law rence Kans IcKinley Parent Kdticatiun Groiin Neighbor Club Manly M IIHI rom Mr and Mrs E J Pattmi lason City Firelighters Assn TUU TIIK DAYS TOTAL S JHTH1 DEVIOUSLY JttEPORTED GOAL OF CAMPAIGN AMOUNT YET REQUIRED I1M 1IM Can We Raise in the 3 Remaining Days AN WE DO IT Thais the ques tion facing the generous heart people of community come lo the fore Ihe effort comes formally to a close at 2 p m Wednesday Dec 24 the sum needed to reach the 82000 goal is That means more than S200 must be added each remaining UNION LEADERS GIVE NOTICE OF SUDDEN ACTION Nationwide Walkout of Western Union Workers Scheduled for Tuesday Washington AFL unions said Saturday a nation wide telegraph strike may be railed momentarily and without advance warning A spokesman for the unions told reporters no advance an nouncement of when the strike will begin will be made He made the remark as union representa tives and negotiators for Western Union Telegraph company re sumed meetings with federal mediators in an attempt to head off the walk out Earlier in telegrams to Presi dent Truman and Cyrus S Ching director of the federal mediation and conciliation service the unions said the strike may be called at any time They said they may disregard their original strike deadline of 5 a m CST next Tuesday Asked if there would be any official announcement of a new strike deadline a union official said No youll have to watch for it A mediation official said the company may forestall the threat ened walkout with a wage offer Frank Bloom counsel for the Commercial Telegraphers union said the union would oppose the request of the Wisconsin employ ment relations board for a per manent injunction against the strike in that state The Wisconsin board has no business ill this dispute he told reporters This is a nationwide public utility and the federal gov ernment has asserted its jurisdic tion under the TallHartley law We will litigate the Wisconsin ac tion to the supreme court and may seek an order to restrain the slate from interfering1 He said that went 1or Virginia Now Jersey Indiana and other slates which have passedlaws re stricting strikes in public utili ties In their telegram to Mr Tru man and Ching he unions ac cused the company of violating the TaftHartley act The unions said they changed the dale of their strike because Western Union has engaged in unfair labor practices under the TaftHartley law In a brief filed Friday with the Baltimore office of the national labor relations board the AFL charged the company with timidating and coercing union members who planned to walk out The brief said the telegraph company has directed its super visors to poll workers and find out how many intend to quit The unions said employes were threatened with various repris als if they left their jobs day to the total on hand when the weeks gift list closed Saturday noon The goal of 81400 set for Involved the impending walkout are the AFL Commercial Telegraphers union the Telegraph Employes union and the Telegraph Workers union The CIO Ameri can Communications week was missed fay a scant And thai must not happen on the overall goal S2000 For the past several days the headquarters of Family Service Inc administrator of the Mason City phase pf the Christmas Cheer Fund program has been about the busiest place in town No empty stockings in Mason City on Christmas morning has been ihe slogan and objective of Miss Doris Bruce and her asso ciates Then there are the hungry chil dren of distant lands to think about This aspect of the program is eloquently covered by the pic ture which appears elsewhere on this page With a minimum of out of the S2000 fund it will be possi through bring food to hundreds of lliese little empty stomachs Incidentally the emphasis is to be on food rather than toys for the European children If this cause appeals to and we hope it can do your bit by bringing your contri bution to the GlobeGazette busi ness office or mailing it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa was representing some 7000 Western I Union employes in New York ho set Dec 31 as its strike Jl ri Historical Society Picks 65 Iowa City State His torical Society of Iowa has an nounced election of 65 persons including Novelists Sinclair Lewis and MacKinlay Kantor and For mer Senatoi Guy M Gillette to its membership Fiftyfour of the newlyelected lowans members were deadline but has hinted it might call members out simultaneously the AFL unions ITALY HIT BY ANOTHER STRIKE Food Industry Workers Walkout in New Crisis Rome nationwide strike began in Italys food industries and violence broke out over a Christmas dole among Naples jobless Saturday even as Pope Pius XII warned in a Holy Week message that class hatred Ihreat ed the very foundations ol na tions Indications were that the food strike latest leftistled labor crisis to harass the newly reshuf fled Christian democratic sovern mcnt of Premier Alcidc de Gas peri might be settled by nightfall An estimated 300000 employes of food factories stores and shops were affected by the strike Bak eries milk distributors and ice plants were exempted The government harried for the past 5 weeks by disorders which have claimed 23 lives won a sub stantial vote of confidence Friday night from the constituent assem bly The for the govern ment and 118 a week of assaults on the assembly floor by communists and extreme leftwing socialists after de Gas peri broadened his government by the inclusion of republicans and moderate socialists ;