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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 2 1947 TC VQl un Md MM rn d m Oy MAO BIG 3 CONFERENCE ENDS IN FAILURE PACT EXPECTED WITH LEWIS TO AVOIDWALKOUT Report Concessions Made in Secret Talk to North West Miners Washington soft coaVpperators predicted Wednes day that an agreement will be reached with John L Lewis in timeHo avert an allout strike next in the bituminous industry The operators who asked to re main anonymous said the United Mine Workers chief already has been assured by influential indus trialists that his soft coal diggers In northern and western pits will get their full 35 cents an hour hike demands The concessions were made at a secret meeting last Thursday at tended by Lewis President Ben jamin F Fairless of the U S Steel corporation Chairman George M Humphrey of the Pitts burgh Consolidation Coal com pany and other northern produc industry spokesmen who confirmed this meeting said west ern operators agreed to the wage pledge This left southern produce about 25 per cent of the nations soft with the prospect of capitulating on the same terms or seeing their pits closed when the miners 10day vacation ends next Tuesday The southerners had insisted on separate bargaining conferences Side among them Lewis demand for a 10 instead ol 5 cent a ton royalty for his union and retirement were said to be the only barrier to a formal northwest settlement One group of northern produc ers met with Lewis and his ne gotiating committee TuesdSyxThe industry representatives came away solemn and slow to com ment But Lewis who talked with his UMW officials for nearly a halfhour in a corner of the lobby of the hotel where the industrial ists gathered seemed happy ana confident With no contract yet signed however both Senator Taft Ohio and Rep Hartley N repub lican authors of the new labor act called Tuesday night for Presi dent Truman to Invoke the provi Pick Tractors Instead of Cars Des Moines Iowa veterans Garold Busswell of Marengo and Bernard DeBuhr of Kockford have chosen tractors instead of cars under the federal program for pro viding motor vehicles for amputees Monday night was the deadline for car applications To date 295 Iowa World War II veterans have been approved for cars and 248 have received delivery The government has paid an average of for each car Applicants must pass a drivers license exam to get a car Engineers Fighting to Save 2 Towns From Mississippi River at Highest Mark in 103 Years for 12 Hours in St Louis Area ers The St Louis Mississippi river stood Wednesday for near ly 12 long hours at its highest mark here in 103 years as army engineers fighting a losing battle against the stream moved their forces south in the hope of saving 2 Missouri towns The river rose to 403 feet at 1 a m here and at noon the weather bureau said it was fluctuating slightly indicating it would begin to fall soon The near record flood has over flowed some 375000 acres of land and 8500 persons are homeless upstream from Cairo 111 to St Louis The Red Cross said 26780 persons are homeless in Illinois Missouri Iowa and Nebraska as a result of the midland flooding The engineers estimated damage causedby the flood along a 300 mile stretch of the Mississippi at more than including in the immediate vicin ity of St Louis Meanwhile the town of Grand Tower 111 pop already isolated by the crumbling of lev ees was threatened by water that rose 2 feet in a single hour engineers moved 100 men slons of that law Taft saying that now is the time to face the coal problem added that if a mine shutdown develops the president should act at once to appoint a board of in first step in an 80day strikedelay program contem plated by the law Hartley in a New York address saw no reason to wait for a strike to occur He declared the chief executive should act at once m setting up the inquiry board to be followed by prompt action to get an injunction against a walkout Taft said in his statement he has no means of knowing who is right and who is wrong in the current contract dispute Certainly no strike was justi fied prior to July 1 he said referring to the date the govern ment surrendered possession of the pits it had seized 13 months earlier But I do not know enough at this time to condemn either the miners union or the operators for what may happen after Wed nesday The Ohio senator noted that the TaltHartleyact does not outlaw strikes undertaken for the pur pose of improving wage hours or working conditions Granting Lewis wage de mands would raise the miners daily pay fom for a 9 hour day underground to for an 8hour day The and their equipment out of the town south of Chester HI and the coast guard said it had begun to evac uate all residents The muddy water was running 3 feet deep over the main street of Gorham 111 and all the towns people had fled On Kaskaskia Island near Chester a hardy band of 100 men women and children were stand ing behind a levee that runs com pletely around the island daring the river to do its worst The Kaskaskia levee was de scribed as critical but the coast guard said it had received no re quests for evacuation of the is landers St Marys Mo across a small channel from Kaskaskia was completely cut off from communi cations except by boat but ihc town itself on a bluff was not in danger At Hartford 111 a few miles upriver from St Louis women and children pitched in to help save a home made dike from being overtopped by the water that was already one foot above AP Wirephoto MADGE MEREDITH of Iowa Falls Seek Actress in Kidnaping of Manager Hollywood A filmlari Cinderella girl who rose from studio lunchroom cashier to screer stardom was sought by polic Wednesday for questioning in an alleged kidnapbeating adminis tered to her former business man ager and a male associate She is Madge Meredith 26 wh was born Marjorie Massow ii Iowa Falls Iowa Capt W T Dea said an allpoints police bulletii ad been broadcast for her arresl The victims exhibiting numer us head and body bruises wer icholas Dan Gianaclis 38 wh aimed he discovered Mis toedith and managed her rise t tardom and Verne Vinson Davis 2 They were quoted by Deal a aying they were attacked bound agged and beaten by a group o the level of their town the The weather bureau said river would begin to fall at St Louis late Wednesday The 403 stage was the highest recorded since the great flood of 1844 The engineers rushed sandbag ging crews to levees protecting Claryville and McBride and the surrounding Perry county Mo farms 70 miles south of here A hundred families living in the protected area remained at their homes Engineers warned they have to evacuate when the main crest arrives Also protected by the levee was the governments recentlyacquired airport at Mc Bride River experts said the situation was becoming critical at Clary ville but engineers believed a strong fight would hold the levee The town lies across the river from a 50000 acre Illinois area that was inundated when the river surged over the DegogniaFoun tain Bluff levee Tuesday Fall From Moving Car Fatally Injures Woman Cedar Rapids Irene Mayfield 4 daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Mayfield of Baxter Springs Kans was fatally injured late Tuesday when she fell from the car in which she was coming to Cedar Rapids with her parents for a visit men near Miss Merediths horn Monday then were driven to onely canyon where for 6 hour hey were held by an armed guar hey finally overpowered and fled Gianaclis in the restanran upply business said he wa obbed of 54000 but offered n motive for the alleged attack H ecently was engaged in litigatii vith Miss Meredith over title 1 he house where he and Dav ive Booked on suspicion of rob bery kidnaping and assault wit ntent to commit murder are Da mon William Klinkenberg 32 ook and Barclay Leon Thomas 33 Until an annulment of their marriage last Thusday Thomas lad been wed to Gianaclis daugh er Also sought are 2 men the vic ims told Deal they knew only Jim and BilL SAME BUck Uc metns traffic death in put 34 hours Married men are not permitted Designer Finds Place for Possible New Star in United States Flag Williston N Dak Ha waii becomes a state a Williston lawyer may be the man to show congress where to place the 49th star in the flag Eugene A Burdick son of ex Congressman Usher L Burdick has devised a system for placing 49 or 50 stars in the blue field with out changing the size or summetry of the stars The basic plan Burdick ex plained is merely to shift the field of the union to a 45 degree angle put a rectangle around i and reapportion the stars so they will all fit snugly The 49 star arrangement be 9 stars deep with alternate r and 6 star rows Burdick said a 50th star couli be added by reshuffling the 5i row arrangement so there are ermiuea row arrangement 50 uieie die to enter West Point Military I stars at the top of the field and Academy at the bottom FIRE DESTROYS HUGE ELEVATOR N NORTH IOWA Blaze Follows Blast in Joke Building Estimate Loss spectacular fire fol owing an explosion completely estroyed the Farmers CpOpera ve elevator at Joice causing a loss officials estimated Wednes ay would reach The explosion occurred at m Tuesday when persons in the icinity said the roof of the building vaLS hurled many feet in the air A few minutes later the structure tarted burning Dennis Nelson an employe of ae elevator was sitting in a car with his shoes off about 2 blocks iway when the blast occurred He an to the elevator in his stock nged feet broke into the ware louse and saved the ledgers and ither valuable papers Other help arrived soon and javed the companys truck and most of the office supplies Fire departments from Forest City and Lake Mills joined the roice department but little could be done as the town is without a water system The fire spread to coal sheds and grain car doors nearby but was extinguished by the Joice hemical wagon Included in the loss were 50 tons of feed in sacks part of which were brought outside but contin ued to burn until of no value Also lost were 2000 bushels of oats 100 bushels of corn of new equipment including a scale which was the largest ii North Iowa Two years ago the elevator became a cooperative concern and a new addition was built which also burned MaynardHamsundmanager of the elevator worked until after 9 p m to keep up the books after an unusual rush of business and had been in bed some time before the alarm sounded A large crowd of persons at tracted by the blaze came from a wide area but were helpless to render any assistance The elevator was located at the east end of Main street opposite the North Western railroad tracks It was the 2nd elevator to burn at Joice in 19 years the other being about 15 rods south of this struc ture The elevator and the creamery are the largest industries in Joice Elevator men Wednesday were of the opinion that the explosion was due to spontaneous combus tion from dust in the top of the Structure Railroader Is Killed in Train Wreck New Hartford freight trains collided headon half a mile south of here at Tuesday night and Robert L Nicol 28 Waterloo an Illinois Central rail road fireman was killed as he at tempted to jump to safety Railroad officials ot Illinois Central who have scheduled a formal investigation for Saturday said Nicol left the engine cab to jump when he saw the trains ap proaching each other His mangled body was found between the locomotive and the tender They said alsothat neither of the freights was going more than 10 miles an hour Both locomotives were 1C en gines but one was pulling the deisel headed Burlington freight detoured by floods off its route and heading from Ft Dodge to Waterloo Iowa The Illinois Central freight on which Nicol was working was bound from Waterloo to Council Bluffs Iowa Nicol a veteran of more than 2 years army service was a native of Waterloo He is survived by his foster parents wife and 2 chil dren AP Wlrepholo DANCING FOR DATE WITH MOVIE Kinzer 14 once told she could never walk takes her first dancing lesson from Instructor Pauline Wray in Pittsburgh so she can keep date with Actor Victor Ma ture Mature promised her a trip to Hollywood when he visited here while she was recovering from a brain oper ation for a tumor to enable her to walk Chinese Government Charges Civil War Is International Election Hint Oswego N T L Gould who plans a writem cam paign for mayor is making sure that his friends will be well equipped to vote for him He has placed an order for 1000 lead pencils to be lettered Gould For Mayor for distribu tion among his friends Packinghouse Union Swift Reach Agreement Chicago United Pack inghouse Workers CIO have reached agreement with Swift and Co on a wage increase of 6 cents an hour for 25000 workers Union President Ralph Helstein said the agreement retroactive to June 16 was subject to ratifica tion by 25 local unions It was the 3rd wage increase agreement with a major packer announced within a week Wilson and Co and Arm our and Co previously agreed to the 6cent increase theunion said Weatker Report FORECAST Mason City Continued fair through Thursday Low Wednes day night 60 high Thursday about 90 Iowa Fair and warmer Wednes day night Thursday generally fair and continued warm Low Wednesday night 65 west to 60 east High Thursday 8992 Minnesota Generally fair and warmer Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Wednesday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 58 Says Korean Reds and Nip POWs Fighting With Chinese Communists Nanking UR The Chinese government Wednesday officially charged that the civil conflict has become an international war as nationalist troops and warplanes chased communists units from shattered Szepingkai Government Information Direc tor Hollington K Tone told a press conference that the recentlylifted siege of Szepingkai in Manchuria had been carried out with an in tensity unknown in the history of Chinese communist military operations He added that Korean com munists and former Japanese prisoners of War have been fight ing with the Chinese reds in in creasing numbers and that com munist military supplies appear to be growing steadily Tong was asked how and why the war had become interna tional as claimed recently by several high officials including Vice President Sun Fo Emphasizing that he was speak ing for the Chinese government and not for official circles who originally claimed Soviet Russia had been assisting the Chinese communists Tong said The communists with the aid of lavish supplies ofarms and munition staged an offensive against Szepingkai the1 intensity and fierceness of which was un known in the history of commun ist military operations The communist besiegers fired an average of more than 1000C shells daily a number all the communist arsenals put together could not possibly sustain Too Much Brass Milwaukee Rosalyn Wamser sought a divorce Wednes day charging that her husband Clifford demanded that she sa lute him Her suit charged tha Wamser a busines executive anc a major in the civil air patrol told her to address him by his military title at all times Personal Touch Everett Wash ff Traffic afety was the subject given County Coroner Ked Baker and le could speak from personal ex perience A few hours before his sched uled speech he was knocked down y an automobile at a downtown treet intersection MOELLER HEADS SUI JOURNALISM Will Take Position Vacated by Schramm Iowa City Leslie 0 Moeller immediate past president of the Iowa Press Association has been named director of the Uni versity of Iowa School of Journal ism by the state board of educa tion Prof Moeller has been acting director of the school since June 10 after Doctor Wilbur Schramm resigned to head a newlycreated institute of communications at the University of Illinois During the past year Moeller has been head of the schools bu reau of newspaper service set up last September to provide special ized research training and advis ory service for the newspapers of the state He previously served as manag ing editor of the Bremer County Independent and the Waverly Democrat and as editor and pub lisher of the Independent GREAT BRITAIN FRANCE GO ON WITHOUT USSR Minister Molotov Says Proposals Would Lead to Division of Europe By JOSEPH E DYNAN AP Staff Correspondent Paris 3power foreign ministers conference on the Mar shall proposal ended in failure Wednesday when the Russians re fused to agree to join in a coop erative international effort for European econohiic recovery The French government imme diately announced that France and Britain would pursue a study of the Marshall aidtoEurope pro gram along with any countries which wish to join them Before the conference was term inated Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov declared that British French proposals relating to U S Secretary State Marshalls sug gestions would lead to a division of Europe He also predicted the proposals would lead to no good results The BritishFrench suggestions had dealt with organizing the contingent for mutual self help with financial aid from the United Slates as suggested by Secretary of State George C Marshall in a speech at Harvard university June 5 A high soviet official said Wed nesdays session ended the confer ence It Is finished French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault told French newspapermen as he walked out of the foreign minis try An official British source pre dicted earlier that Britain and France soon would invite other European countries to participate 1 Killed 9 Injured in Auto Mishaps Cedar Rapids per sons were injured and one killed n 4 traffic accidents in and near Cedar Rapids Tuesday night Killed was Joyce Irene May ield 4 daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Mayfield of Baxter Kans who was fatally injured when she ell out the door of a moving car near Fairfax Of the 9 injured most serious y injured was Mrs Willie Bahn dorf of Amana who suffered a broken collarbone and cheek bone when she was thrown from a car driven by her husband when it rammed a telephone pole after colliding with a taxi Also injured were 4 other per sons riding in the car Mr Bahn dorf their daughter Genevieve 8 Lucille Hess and Mrs Helen Hess also of Amana who suf rcd cuts and bruises Richard 6 and Patricia Mc Clish 10 suffered cuts and bruises when a car driven by their moth er Mrs Eleanor McClish of Fort Des Moines collided with an au tomobile driven by Mrs E W La Plante of Cedar Rapids Mrs La Plante suffered bruised knees Al Meier 18 Cedar Rapids suffered minor injuries when the motorcycle he was riding col lided with an automobile He was released from a Cedar Rapids hospital after his injuries were treated LESLIE G MOEL1ER Comptroller Issues National Bank Call Washington comptrol ler of the currency Wednesday is sued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business Monday June 30 Hike Milk Prices Waterloo prices which were cut a cent a quart last April 1 have been returned to their old levels here Quarts of standard milk have been raised a 1 cent to 16 cents Quell 32 Escaped Prisoners After Seizure of Capital of Mindoro Island By SPENCER DAVIS A P Staff Correspondent Manila IP Thirtytwo heav ily armed escaped convicts Tues day night seized control of Cala pan capital of Mindoro island but military police reinforcements restored order late Wednesday after a bitter gun fight in which the rebel leader was killed Governor Conrado Morcntc of Mindoro telegraphed Malacanan palace that 10 of the jail breakers had been captured 19 still were at large and 3 were killed Morente along with Calapans mayor Filomeno Sumaco the city police chief and Congressman Raul Leuterio were disarmed by the escapees but were not held as hostages as had been reported previously the telegram said Heavy reinforcements of mili tary police were flown to Mindoro to put down the coup after a Philippines airline pilot managed to fly o Manila from the cm battled capital and reported the uprising The convicts had seized all local radio transmitters cutting off communications from Calapan The pilot Flight Capt Manuel Conde reported he had been cap tured by a Lieutenant Romero former military police officer serving 16 years for rape and who had boasted town he controlled the Romero and about 45 men broke out of the prison stockade taking with them Gov Conrado Morente Calapans Mayor Filomeno Sumaco and the citys police chief One congressman also was reported taken along as hostage He was Rep Raoul Leuterio majority floor leader Romero then forced the towns police and one platoon of military police to disarm and rounded them up in a stockade the pris oners had just occupied Radio operators at the airfield and aboard ships anchored in Cal apan harbor were seized simul taneously blacking out all com munication with the outside world Conde said Romero was killed by a bullet in the head during a battle with military police at the airport Wednesday Calapan is about 80 miles due south of Manila The normally large military po lice force at Calapan had left the capital before theoutbreak to con duct an operation against a num ber of Japanese stragglers who have terrorized villagers on near by Lubang island In late afternoon Globe wireless intercepted a message from the motorship Coastal Champion say ing advise group of men disarmed town policemen and rounded up all HPs placed them in stockade MPs from Batangas were rushed in and situation now believed un der control in a program of overall economic planning to help restore the con tinents warshattered economy A French source said British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin declared in a heated outburst that Molotovs statement was a trav esty oE facts The informant quoted Bevin as continuing I dont know if he Molotov is repeating intentionally a false in terpretation of things in the hope that people will finish by believing this erroneous interpretation I regret the threats which have been pronounced with regard to the eventual consequence our envisaged decision but my coun try already has had the occasion to face up to such a situation and will continue to do so French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault cautioned the Soviet Un ion upon a decision which would divide Europe into two groups of powers The world he said had been a witness that France had done all she could to prevent such a division France solemnly declines all responsibility for the consequences of a decision which she has done her utmost to avoid he said The FrenchBritish plan would set up a steering committee for Europe Molotov assailed the plan as invading the sovereignty of European states Molotovs statement issued by a Soviet embassy official said the plan called for a new organization standing over and above the countries of Europe and interfering in their internal affairs down to determing the line of development to be followed by the main branches of industry in those countries Asserting that American control would call the tune he continued It is now suggested that the pos sibility of American aid being re ceived by this or that country in volves an obedient attitude on its part visavis the abovemention ed organization and its steering committee Where is this likely to lead Molotov assailed those parts of the BritishFrench proposals which dealt with Germany as tending to take away the justified reparations claims of those allied countries which suffered from German aggression The compromise under discus sion was offered Tuesday by Bi dault in an effort to keep the con ference alive The conference was called after U S Secretary of State Marshall had suggested that European natives should agree among themselves on a plan fof European reconstruction for which the United States would consider granting aid Profits Soar as Trucker Turns Dealer in Melons Ardmore Okla W B Eagle operated his own farm he used to sell watermelons to a dealer for 30 cents a hundred pounds Now Eagle has his own water melon store and what do you sup pose he is getting these days Five dollars a hundred ;