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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 28 1949 This Paper Consistsof Two HOME EDITION liljllf No tS PATCp THEIR Both men beam in friendly fashion as Republican National Chairman Hugh D Scott Jr of Pennsylvania left receives a congratulatory handshake from Joy E Dunn of Minnesota shortly after Scott beat down attempts by an antiDewey faction to unseat him Dunn had been a candidate for the job during the meeting of the GOP national committee Scott Wins by Skin of His Teeth Omaha Nebr Hugh D Agrees to Reef Demands as Basis for Talks on Peace Scott Jr held a shaky reed of authority over the republican na tional committee Friday in a trial run of his chairmanship Some members like Rep Clar ence Brown of Ohio thought it might be no more than 6 months before Scotts hardwon retention of his office is challenged again Slender Margin The 48yearold Pennsylvania congressman handpicked by Gov Thomas E Dewey for his party job had a slender 54 to 50 vote of committee confidence hanging on his belt Harry Darby of Kansas one of Scotts chief supporters in the bit terest fight to split the republican party since the bull moose move ment of 1912 told a reporter things are a lot bettsr than they look on the surface I think hell do a swell job and all of this will be forgotten Darby declared Not So Sure But Brown a supporter of Senator Robert A Taft wasnt so sure I dont think any chairman who finds his committee about 5050 is gomg to be happy the Ohio congressman told a reporter I dont think it will be 6 months before this matter is brought up again in some form Brown added PICKS NEW MEMBERS FOR GOP COMMITTEE Nanking UR Acting President Li TsungJeti has in formed communist leader Mao TzeTung that his government will accept the original 8 commu nist demands of Jan 14 as a basis for peace discussions informed quarters said Friday Lis acceptance was contained in a personal message to Mao in which he again urged the commu nists to name the time and place of peace talks Basis for Talks However Li informed the com munist chieftain that the nation alist government could not be ex pected to accept the 8 demands blindly before peace talks began He agreed only to the 8 points as a basis for discussion Informed quarters said Lis mes sage did not refer to the demand of a North Shensi communist ra dio commentator that the govern ment arrest and turn over to the communists all those whose names appear on a communist list of war criminals The nationalist government has taken the stand that this demand was only the opinion of a commu nist news commentator and does not represent the official commu nist attitude War Criminals The first of Maos 8 points how ever demands punishment of all nationalist war criminals The original communist list con tained the name of retired Presi dent Chiang KaiShek and Li him self Lis official acceptance of the 8 point communist program possibly was spurred by indications that communist field forces are mass ing men and supplies near the 3 Perish in Elevator Shaft Fire Boston UR Three hundred commuters escaped through an mergency exit Friday when a ash fire swept through an ele ator shaft and tower of a sub way station killing 3 persons anc njuring 5 others Police found the burned bodies f 2 women and a man all un dentified who had fallen in their ight on a narrow stairway lead ng to the tower The 5 injured ersons were subway employes vho were at work in the The station is the only one of s kind on the Metropolitan ransit Authority system Passen ers are carried by huge ele ators to the street level where here is a tower about a story nd a half high Part of the tower erves as an elevator shaft and bove that there is office space The Atlantic station is the first top outside the tube that extends nder Boston harbor from Ma erick station in East Boston to he city proper V nOrth bank thC Y3ngtze ecutive committee to function site Nanking foy an as sault on the nationalist capital when the republican national committee is not in session was named by Chairman Hugh D Scott Jr Thursday night The new committee contained 11 of the 15 members named by Scott last week The new group was selected as a peace offering by the Scottcontrolled national committee to those members op posed to Gov Thomas E Dewey Committeeman Guy G Gabriel son New Jersey was named to replace Mrs Worthington Scran ton Pennsylvania Mrs Margaret Rockwell Arizona to replace Mrs Cecil M Harden Indiana Carroll Reece Tennessee to replace Jou Ross Todd Kentucky and Mrs C S Hickman Iowa to re place Mrs Daniel J Schneider Colorado Refrigeration Pioneer Is Dead Key West Fla services were planned here Fri day for Pierce F McCrary 83 who pioneered the refrigeration field by inventing an icemaking ma chine that amazed the Jamestown world exposition in 1907 McCrary installed the first air cooling device in the white house recently patented a method of making palmettos into a lumber substitute fWTC turns 1AME means no traflle Zt Roberts Takes Witness Stand Describes Shot Fired at Scene of Strike Waterloo fi The Fred Lee Roberts manslaughter trial had to be postponed Friday because of the weather Jurors couldnt get into the courthouse because of the drifted snow The trial was post poned until Monday Waterloo Lee Rob erts on trial for manslaughter described Thursday the shot he fired during the Rath packing com pany strike last May 19 The shot fatally injured William Farrell a picket of the United Packinghouse Workers Union The state Thursday rested its case against Roberts a 55 year old Ne gro and father of 9 children He was a nonunion worker Roberts the opening defense witness said he was scared to death when he drove up to th Rath parking lot entrance because the crowd moved around his car shouting kill him and shaking his car Roberts testified he picked up a pistol in the car waved it acros the windshield and fired a sho without aiming at anyone just t scare them He said that several days before the riot union members hac threatened him and that his car tires had been punctured Earlier William Ducky Harris Negro a state witness testified h walked up to Roberts car toll him the crowd would not let him drive through and advised Rob erts to walk through another gat where there is police protection Harris said Roberts then picket up a gun and said he had his ow protection Iowa to Send Storm Help to Nebraska Aid Measure Passes Both Houses in Unanimous Vote Des Moines The Iowa state legislature Friday quickly approved a resolution to provide aid for the neighboring blizzard stricken state Nebraska The measure to authorize the state highway commission to send equipment and men to help open snowblocked Nebraska roads particularly in the northeastern part of the state passed both houses unanimously Offers Resolution The resolution was offered by Rep Harold F Lum Nelson R Sioux City who said he received a telephone plea from the mayor of Plainview Nebr for aid at 4 oclock Friday morning The senate passed the bill 38 to 10 The house resolution had been asked by Gov William S Beards ley Nelson said This measure would relieve great distress due to the lack of fuel food and supplies Nelson told the house Unless release is immediate great suffering and loss of life and property would result Provides Repayment The bill also provides for the appropriation of sufficient funds out of treasury balances to repay the highway commission for its expense in work in Nebraska Meanwhile the senate passed the first major appropriation bill of the present session approving a measure appropriating 000 to complete financing and start construction of a new state office building In other legislative action Fri day a house appropriations sub committee opened an investigation to determine why costs of the aid to dependent children ADC pro gram have gone up so fast North Iowas Roads Shut by Snow Drifts BEHIND THE a little way behind a snowplow highways looked like this Friday The V F W club on the west outskirts of Mason City is just out of camera range at the left as the camera faces west on highway 18 The plow had opened a 1way lane through the snow but the driving snow already is drifting it in Talks Are Held Up for Caucus Chicago UR Negotiators for 1000000 railroad workers strode out of a meeting with representa ives of the nations railroads to a discussion of their own rriday as negotiations apparently approached the uhowdown stage It was the first time in 18 daily meetings between the railroads and 16 nonoperating unions that he wage and hour negotiations lad been recessed for the unions o hold a caucus The session was recessed after an hour but the union represen tatives said they would ieturn In an hour and a half D P LoomisT chairman of the western railroads negotiating committee refused to say whether an offer had been made Sawyer Asks Export Control Extension Washington UR Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer Friday asked congress to extend expor controls through June 1951 to protect our economy our nationa security and our foreign policy HAYLIFT RESUMED AFTER BLIZZARD The U S air force resumed its operation hayride Friday after another severe b 1 i z z ar d had doomed thousands more sheep and cattle to starvation Air force cargo planes which have been hay bombing the nowbound rangelan ds were jrounded Thursday by the new blizzard But they took off Friday despite continued snowfall over cast skies and high winds Nebraska h a y 1 i f t operations were resumed when 3 C82 Fly ng Boxcars took off from the base at Kearney in western Nebraska But Brig Gen Guy N Henninger state adjutant said Nebraskas Dlizzard crisis is worse now than at any tune since the blow first struck Jan 2 Nebraskas blizzard relief head quarters at Lincoln was snow 3ound and cut off from communi cation with rescue crews operat ing throughout the state Gov Val 5 Peterson appealed to 54th army headquarters at Chicago for bull dozers to fight the snow A total of 111 of the machines were being sent to Nebraska from various midwestern points South Dakota Gov George T Mickelson wired 5th army head quarters at Chicago for allout assistance at once He said the situation in the area is desperate State and local authori ties are unable to cope with it More than 1000 disaster workers and 114 bulldozers were fighting the mountainous drifts piled still higher by fresh snow State offi cials said 150 bulldozers will be in action by Sunday Trucks loaded with fuel food livestock feed and other supplies were tagging behind the power ful bulldozers in a struggle to reach marooned ranches About 75 private ski planes were en gaged in relief work in addition to air force planes Railroad ser vice west of the state capital of Pierre was halted again by new snowdrifts program He told a senate banking sub GlobeGazette Photos OVER THE is what highway 18 looked like over the hood of a car about noon Friday The picture was taken just west of the Oerro Gordo county farm facing west The approaching truck has headlights lit and the car at the side of the road gives an idea of what can happen with a combination of ice and blowing snow It was aban doned The highway commission district engineer asked motorists to stay off the high ways except in emergencies Plows Move Constantly in County Charles City and Mason City Schools Remain Open Friday Six to 10 inches of snow whipped y winds of 25 to 40 miles an hour rifted practically all North Iowa oads shut Friday The highway ommission reported plows mov ng continually over the roads vithin Cerro Gordo county and all lighways open except 106 Motorists were advised to stay ff the roads by Raymond Zack district engineer at Mason City or the highway commission The slows are moving continually to ceep the roads open for emergency raffic but drifts close in almost behind them he said and stalled cars hamper the work The roads will be cleared quick y for 2way traffic as soon as the wind dies down he said since no ery large drifts have been re jorted One North Iowa death was in directly attributable to the weath er Reuben Fryer 79 died of a attack while shoveling snow it his home in Clear Lake A icighbor woman saw him fall but le was dead when carried into his home The weather bureau said the wind would continue throughout the day diminishing during the night The forecast was for clear and colder weather The CAA weather station at the Mason City airport reported the barometer rising fast Most Schools Close All schools with a majority of rural pupils were closed Mason City and Charles City public schools were open At Garner the hotel was so crowded that people slept in the lobby and the Jefferson bus which stayed there was full of sleeping Nebraska Hardest Hit in New Falls of Snow Through West By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More bad weather hit portions of the stormstricken western rangelands Friday Snow and wind storms slowed to some de gree the fight which is being waged on many fronts to save the millions of starving and snow bound cattle and sheep There were fresh falls of snow accompanied by strong winds in Nebraska and in parts of Nevada Utah Idaho and Arizona Nebraska one of the hardest hit by the earlier blizzards got the most snow Winds whipped the snow into drifts over cleared highways and rail lines and curtailed relief work in the disaster areas Battle Snow Lesser amounts of snow fell in other parts of the rangelands and did not seriously interfere with the relief operations And fed eral and state officials joined in the battle to dig out from the worst winter weather in several years in the western plains and Rocky Mountain region Emergency cash relief came Big Clothing Workers Union Will Forego Pay Hike Move committee there is increasing need for continuance of export controls from the viewpoint of the national security and our for eign policy The present author ity expires March 1 Sawyer reported that the do mestic supply situation has im proved in some respects But he predicted that it will be at least 2 years before the beneficial ef fects of European recovery upon world stability are realized MAY SELL LAND Des Moines bill author izing sale of state owned land at Davenport to the Aluminum com pany of America for was placed on the senate calendar Fri day with a committee recommen dation for passage Similar leg islation has the house been approved by Washington economic winds stirred up a hint Friday that wages like prices may have reached a postwar peak In some cases they may have started a downward trend More than 300000 auto and electrical workers of the General Motors Corp stand to take a 2 or 3cent an hour pay cut on the basis of the governments declin ing costofliving index And officials of at least one ma jor union the CIOs Amalgamated Clothing workers said they have decided against a 4th round of postwar pay boosts because of slackened demand for mens ap parel Industry Soft Were practical realists you know one clothing union official told a reporter Weve decided against asking for any new wage increase now even though our members feel the price pinch too because right now our industry is soft Officials of the union holding a powwow here said consumers have had to pay so much for food in the past year they had little left to buy clothing but now that food and other items arecoming down Maybe the consumer will have more money in his pocket to buy the clothes we make 4th Largest The clothing workers are the 4th largest CIO union only the steel workers auto workers and elec trical workers unions are larger Pay cuts for the auto and elec trical workers employed by Gen eral Motors appear imminent be cause their wages are tied by agreement to the government liv ing cost index The index took its 3rd straight monthly decline Thursday to 1714 This covered December prices and was onehalf of one per cent be low November 18 per cent below the AugustSeptember peak from federal and state sources to finance the huge task of saving the more than 5000000 cattle and sheep which are in varying de grees of distress in the western storm area Inclement weather also struck over other sections of the nation There was widespread precipita tion over the central part of the country There was a band of freezing rain and sleet from southern lower Michigan into Texas Snow fell over most of the north central region Tempera tures dropped and a new cold wave was forecast Floods in Picture Flood conditions remained in the weather picture Warnings were issued for a 171 mile stretch of the Ohio past Cincinnati Some 1000 families have been driven from their homes by flood waters from Ohio river tributaries in southern Illinois Rain fell along the Appalachians and in the north Atlantic states There was snow in the New Eng land states Temperatures con tinued mild in the southeastern states and were slightly below normal along the Pacific coast A survey disclosed at least 2 500000 head of cattle and 2 800000 sheep are stranded and facing starvation over the west ern ranges Early indications were that the great cattle and sheep producing industry will suffer a staggering economic loss How ever no estimate of losses was made by federal livestock report ing experts because of inability to obtain accurate ground checks BULLETIN London UR The foreign ministers of Great Britain France Belgium Holland and Luxembourg Friday night an nounced plans to establish a council of Europe and to give dc facto recognition to Israel Stores Close Early Department stores and a large number of other downtown stores will close at p m Friday instead of the usual Fri day night opening because of weather conditions Grocery stores generally it is under stood will be open as usual Maytag Will Cut Back Production Newton Maytag com pany has suspended operations to allow for arranging reduced pro duction schedules The washing machine company announced Thursday the cutback would result in laying off about 300 of the 2500 employes Work will be resumed Monday A company spokesman said the cutback was necessary because present production schedules are in excess of deliveries and read justment in line with derrand is necessary Locksmith Laughed At Pekin ni afp Julius Janssen ordered change of locks on his store afte losing his keys The locksmith ar rived at the store next day shortl after burglars who apparentl used a key took from th cash register Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Friday night and Saturday Low Fri day night 15 below zero High Saturday about 5 above Iowa Cold wave east and much colder west portion Friday night Fair and continued cold with diminishing winds Satur day Low Friday night 515 below northwest southeast to near zero Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook It will be very cold in Iowa Saturday and Sunday A little warmer with light snow Mon day Tuesday and Wednesday will be colder with more snow indicated Wednesday Temper atures will average 8 to 12 de grees below normal which means morning lows near or below the zero mark and day time highs averaging 20 above or lower About onetenth inch precipitation or one inch of snow is expected Minnesota Fair and cold Fri day night with lowest temper atures 10 to 20 below zero lo cally 25 below in north Sat urday fair and cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 17 Minimum 1 At 8 a m Friday 1 Precipitation 45 Snow 6 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 1 below Minimum 14 below passengers through the night Many trucks also were tied up there it was reported The Jefferson Transportation company said it sent a bus to Charles City during the monung which stopped there and the south bound bus reported reaching Iowa Falls without too much trouble except that visibility was very poor because of the blowing snow Bus lines resumed scheduled runs at noon Friday The temperature hovered near the zero mark through the day It was 11 above zero at midnight after which it dropped steadily hitting 1 above at 8 a m and 2 below zero about 10 a m It then climbed to zero at noon and 2 above at 2 p m The Milwaukee road reported trains somewhat late but expected them to complete their runs The early morning passenger due here from Chicago at arrived at and left at The long wait here was due largely to 14 truck loads of mail being put on the train The passenger didnt arrive until noon Nearly 3 Hours Late The Rock Island road reported the northbound passenger 2 hours and 50 minutes late It left Mason City at a m The southbound due to leave at a m left at On the Great Western the north bound passenger was 3 hours and 30 minutes late and the south bound 2 hours late The C N W reported that the a m passenger hadnt left Belle Plaine and it didnt look as though any trains would start out frorr there The northbound M St L pas senger due here at arrived at noon Twenty of the 200 long distance telephone lines out of Mason City were out of service at 2 p m Friday most of them to the west it was reported There were near ly twice that many in the morning but crews were rapidly getting them back into service despite the weather Mason City local calls zoomed upward because of the storm ac cording to Manager Carl Dwyer of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company but enough help was at hand to take care of them Toll ;