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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Frews Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy IVIASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 12 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No THE TENSION line of fire lamsaos a high tension cable between homes at Linden N JSunday night The dancing flames licked the pole and endangered the house on the right before it was put out Truman Asks Steel Pact Be Continued for 60 Days More Pittsburgh Truman Tuesday asked the United Steel Workers of America to continue their exist ingagreement with steel companies for 60 days CI 0 President Philip Murray announced the presidential reqist will be taken up Wednesday by the CIOUSW execu tive committee and the wagepolicy committee Murray announced receipt the message from the white house shortly after he was authorized by the wagepolicy committee to call a str ike in the steel industry to enforce the unions demands for u wage increase pensions and an insurance system MuiTsy said the president asked that the existing agreements be extended 60 days from July 16 yto Trumaii time to ap point a board of inquiry and make for settlement committee will recommendations of the dispute The executive discuss the presidential request at 10 a m Wednesday It then will be presented to the wagepolicy group for final determination The message was received by Murray shortly after Cyrus Sj Ching director of federal medi ation and conciliation service left a white house conference with John R Steelman assistant to the president Ching would merit in Washington but Murrays secretary delivered the message to the wagepolicy meeting in the William Penn Hotel a short time later make no com MERGE OFFICES Washington an economy move an administrative weather bureau forecasting office to handle administrative affairs in 15 states including Iowa has been estab lished at Kansas City It included he merger of an administrative field office in Chicago with the Kansas City regional office Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy Tues day night Low Tuesday night near 62 Partly cloudy with late afternoon thunderstorms Wednesday High near 86 Iowa Partly cloudy with a few widely scattered showers through Wednesday Not much change in temeprature Low Tuesday night 64 to 68 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook A little warmer and more humid Tuesday night and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers Turning a little cooler Wednes day night or Thursday becom ing warmer again by Friday or Saturday Showers likely again over weekend Tempera tures for the next 5 days will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal and precipitation will average i inch with wide local variation in amounts Normal highs are near 87 normal lows near 63 for this time of year Minnesota Partly cloudy and slightly cooler Tuesday night with widely scattered showers in southeastern portions Gen erally fair Wednesday Slight ly cooler in southern and cen ttral portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum 90 65 Atom Group Slated for Secret Meet Washington al investigators turned to the sub ject of atomic security Tuesday for the last bit of information they need for their report on the efficiency of David E Lilienthal The joint congressional atomic energy committee was scheduled to meet behind closed doors to take up the charge of Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper R Iowa that some 15 to 20 individuals closely associated with commu nists were cleared for secret atomic work The committee has refused lo allow Hickenlooper to discuss these cases in public despite his claim that loyalty clearances con stitute part of the evidence back ing up his contention that Lilien thal is guilty of incredible mis management of the atomic pro gram The investigators concluded the public phase of their inquiry into Hickenloopers charges Monday After hearing the loyalty cases they will study the evidence pre sented during their 6weeks of hearings and report their conclu sions to congress Rites for Humboidt Air Crash Victim to Be Held Wednesday Humboldt serv ices will be held for Mrs Marilyn Russell 21 of Humboldt in Union cemetery here at 3 p m Wednes day The body of Mrs Russell vic tim of an airplane accident which also took the life of her husband was recovered Sunday dlung Li shore of Lake Michigan 28 Feared Dead in Air Crash 13 Newsmen Perish in i Plane Crash 32 Others Also Victims of Wreck Close to Bombay Bombay India Thirteen American correspondents and 32 other persons died Tuesday in the crash of a KLM Constellation groping through Monsoon rain storms toward a Bombay island airfield The American reporters were returning home from a tour of In donesia sponsored bj the Dutch government It was t h e 2nd tragedy to befall planes of KLM the Royal Dutch Airline with in 3 weeks The Constellation that carried the reporters to In donesia crashed on its return trip to Europe killing 33 persons off Bari Italy June 23 The correspondents killed in cluded Charles Gratke foreign editor of the Christian Science Monitor and 2 Pulitzer prize win ners H R Knickerbocker and S Burton Heath 14th Victim A 14th American killed w a s Lynn Mahan representative of a New York public relations com pany The others killed were 11 Dutch crewmen including the general operations manager of KLM of Karachi Pakistan 17 other Dutchmen 2 Chinese and one Briton At the Hague a KLM official refused to comment on tlip pos sibility of sabotage He said only incomplete reports have been re ceived thus far which did not justify any definite conclusion about the crash but added the companys first impression is that bad weather conditions caused the disaster Search parties reported the wreckage was strewn over a 2 mile aiea some 2 miles above sea level and was partly charred The accident was said to be the worst in Indias aviation history The rain had been coming down incessantly since Monday and forecasts had predicted it would last at least another 2 day The plane left BataviV Java July 10 The newsmen had been entertained Monday night in New Delhi by American Ambassador Loy Henderson They left New Delhi for Santa Cruz early Tues day The plane was scheduled to arrive in Holland Wednesday Victims Names KLM supplied the following names as the victims Charles Gratke the Christian Science Monitor Vincent Mahpney The San Francisco Chronicle James Branyon The Houston Post A Barrows The Chicago Daily News H R Knickerbocker Radio Sta tion WOR New York John Werkley Time Magazine Miss Elsie Dick Mutual Broad casting system Tom Falco Business Week S Burton Heath Newspaper Enterprise association George Moorad Portland Ore gonian and radio station KGW Fred Colvig the Denver Post William H Newton Scripps Howard Newspaper Alliance Beiiram D Hulen the New York Times Lyn Mahan of the Swanson Public Relations company New York This company represented the Netherlands government in sponsoring the tour for American reporters Miss Dorothy Brandon of the New York Herald Tribune and Occurs 25 Minutes After Report of Fight on Plane Los Angeles unscheduled commercial air liner with 46 persons aboard crashed and burned near the summit of Santa Susana pass Tuesday 25 minutes after Pilot Roy White radioed that a violent fight had broken out among passengers Sheriff J Howard Durley ofVentura county said 18 pas sengers had been removed from the wrecked plane alive and that the death list probably will number 28 persons 1 Survivors said the fight started after a male passenger became hysterical while the big airliner was coming through a storm An other passenger appeared to have quieted him when a chance re mark on the cause of the hysteria precipitated a slugging match Fire destroyed the pilots cabin AP Wirephoto INJURED REMOVED FROM BURNING foreground remove in jured persons from a burning commercial airliner background which crashed and burst into flames Tuesday shortly before it was to have landed at Buvbank Cal The pilot had just reported a fight among passengers in which one man was badly beaten Nominate Reuther as UAW Leader Milwaukee UR Redhaired Walter P Reuther was formally nominated for a 3rd term as presi dent of the giant CIO United Auto Workers Tuesday at a tremendous demonstration at the 12th UAW national Convention The delegates broke into a loud roar Harry Southwell of Detroit urged the nomination of the scrappy 41yearold labor leader and there was a spontan eous demonstration on the con vention floor for 20 minutes Virtually all the delegates pa raded around cheering and wav ing banners singing songs shoot ing off firecrackers and popping balloons in an obviously great personal tribute to their leader The veteran Reuther was ex pected to rout his leftwing oppo sition and sweep easily into his 3rd term wit more power than ever in the biggest union By way of contrast W G Grant left wing candidate for president was greeted with boos and Claude E Bland a favorite son from the Hudson local in Detroit received only scattered applause when they were nominated Top Military Officials Meet White Sulphur Springs W Va military officials con verged on this resort town Tues day for a series of secret confer ences The conferees included the ci vilian secretaries of the army navy and air force and the joint chiefs of staff They will be joined Wednesday by Defense Secretary Louis Johnson The meeting is the first in a series of friendly gettogethers which Johnson has planned as a way of bringing the leaders of the 3 services into harmony on basic defense strategy William R Mathews of the Ari zona Star who also belonged to the group of journalists were not aboard the plane No names were yet given of the other 20 passengers It was re ported from Bombay that 2 of them were British and the oth ers Dutch Wircphoto SEEK TO AVERT STEEL President Philip Murray Chief U S Mediator Cyrus S Ching and U S Stee VicePresident John A Stephens right of Pittsburgh sit clown at the conference table in Washington Monday afternoon to try to reach some agreement which would avert a steel strike scheduled for Saturday Rural Phone Measure Up Before House Washington Wherry Says Pact Would Commit U S to Arms Aid Washington Leader Kenneth S Wherry urged his senate colleagues Tuesday to stop kid ding themselves and realize that ratification of the Atlantic pact would commit this country to a 20year arms aid pro gram The Nebraska senator said administration tactics have inseparably linked the mutual defense treaty and the arms forEurope plan Senators supporting one must be ready to vote for the other he said Wherry expressed his views an interview as Senator John Fos ter Dulles RN prepared to deliver his maiden speech in the senate The GOP foreign affairs expert and United Nations dele gate was to answer Mondays scathing attack on the treaty by Senator Robert A Taft Rphioj Wherry said the debate in the senate has that we have shifted from a pact to an arms proposition They are not separate issues but are inseparable he insisted We are not debating a declara tion of principle but an arms proposition The question now is Are we to endorse a 20year arms plan The GOP floor leader declined to say whether he would vote against the treaty He has said in the past however that if he found the pact and the arms plan necessarily linked he probably would vote against both The state department mean while issued a statement saying that tlie arms plan with an initial spending authoriza tion would be needed even if the pact did not exist It noted that the proposed plan would embrace countries which are not members of the pact The only point in qommon between the 2 the de partment said is that both would contribute to the national inter est of the United States in insur ing the security of certain free nations Body of Jester Lies in State rural tel ephone bill came up in the house Tuesday Opponents centered their fight on efforts to minimize fed eralaid competition with private lyfinanced phone service The bill would permit the rural electrification administration to make lorn for rural telephone service tlvstme as it has been do ing for yi ars in the field of elec tricity fos if ms The bearing 2 per cent interest could be made to pri vate corporations public agencies and cooperatives with identical terms to all qualified borrowers The house agriculture commit tee which is backing the bill says that the legislation is the only practical way to provide farm homes with telephones Best available statistics the committee said show that there are comparatively fewer farm telephones today than there were in 1920 less than onethird of all farms having telephones in the census year of 1945 while 387 per cent had them in 1920 Governor Has Authority on Rent Decontrol Des Moines governor of Iowa has authority to approve or disapprove city council rent decontrol resolutions Attorney General Robert L Larson an nounced Tuesday Larson said he has advised Gov William S Beardsley that he has such authority He sajd the gover nor had requested an opinion Earlier there had been a ques tion both as to the authority of the local city councils and the gov ernor in such matters A proposed legislative act which would have specifically written into the Iowa statutes the governors authority under the federal rent act was passed by the state senate but died in the house at the 1949 ses sion The governors office said Tuesday he had received a rent decontrol resolution from the Lone Tree city council as the first such action in Iowa The first major decontrol ac tion occurred in Iowa Monday night when the Council Bluffs city council voted 5 to 3 in favor of rent decontrol there In both the Lone Tree and Council Bluffs cases federal law provides that rent decontrol cannot become ef fective unless approved by the governor Larson said his interpretation of the 1949 federal rent control act is that the governor has an xinlimited time in which to act on decontrol resolutions Postville to Get Packing Company Postville new meat Austin Texas packing plant to be known as the of Gov Beauford H Jester fay in state Tuesday beneath the lone star flag of Texas Flown here from Houston where the 56yearold chief exec utive was found dead of a heart ailment in his sleeping car berth the body rested overnight in the executive mansion and then was laid out in state in the state sen ate chambers Following a brief service this afternoon the body will be flown to Jesters hometown Corsicana for burial Wednesday State officials said the gover nors death undoubtedly was due to his devotion to duty during the recent legislative session the longest in the states history NEW AIR COMMANDER L e s Moines o 1 John Holmes Des Moines Tuesday as sumed command of the Iowa na tional guard air arm succeeding Col Ellis E Eno Ft Dodge Please Take Note Entries in he GlobeGazettes current FindaTitle contest must be submitted in weekly sets of 6 as set out in previously published rules of the competi tion Several readers have made the mistake of sending in indi vidual cartoons with their cap tions Such entries are disqual ified for judging Its well and good o do your brain work from day lo day But please wait until you have a weeks set of 6 cartoons before mailing them to the GlobeGa zette Postville Packing company is scheduled to be in operation here by Sept 1 president and general manager of the proj ect reports Groth said the plant will cost an estimated and will handle 85000 pounds of dressed meat daily when operating at ca pacity The project includes a 2 story 80 by 36 foot dry rendering plant A large disposal plant is also under construction The main building covers an area of 240 by 60 feet Groth said Approximately 100 persons will be employed when operations get underway he added More will be added he said an expansion ac tivities in stage are realized the planning U S Airlift Plane Crashes Berlin UR A Berlinbound American C54 airlift plane crashed in the soviet zone of Ger many early Tuesday There was no immediate word as to the fate of the crew believed to total 3 A ground search party left Potsdam for the scene of the crash 2 miles east of Klaitz and 53 miles west of Berlin just out side the HamburgBerlin airlift corridor The plane radioed it was having engine trouble just before the crash There have been 15 fatal crashes in the little more than a year the airlift has been op erating killing 52 persons Nine of the crashes involved American planes and 29 American flyers have been killed Postpone Bill to Give Johnson More Defense Powers Washington UR The house armed services committee Tues day postponed action on a bill giving more power to Defense Sec retary Louis Johnson until it has completed an investigation of air force purchases of B36 bombers It did so by a 1312 vote The postponement followed disclosure of orders from central figure in the B36 top Pentagon officials for his office to coordinate their pioposed tes timony on the B36 The postponement raised seri ous questions as to whether the house will act on the bill this session Attempt to Kill Former President of Philippines Ccbu City Philippines Jose P Lauol president of the Philippines under the Japanese escaped assassination Tuesday when bullets hit a platform from which he was speaking Laurel is seeking election to the presidency to succeed Elpidio Quirano A crowd of 20000 scattered for cover as the wouldbe assassins opened fire Laurels bodyguards returned the fire The shooting lasted 5 minutes but no one was hit and the crash left only one wing and the tail The plane belonged to Trans National Airlines represented lo cally by Standard Air Lines It was one of the cut rate trans continental flights which carry passengers for SI 13 instead of the customary Pilot Roy White informed the traffic control bureau at Bur bank that a fight among passen gers had broken out near River side Cal He said he wanted po lice aid as soon as the plane landed and requested permission to set down at Burbank instead of the customary destination Long Beach One passenger was badly beaten sad White who did not give the cause of the battle White said the fighting passen gers swore they were going to continue their fight after they got on land Twentyfive minutes later the report of the plane crash was re by Van Nuys police GOP Leaders Discuss Ouster of Hugh Scott Washington repub lican leaders discussed for more than 3 hours Tuesday the move to oust Rep Hugh D Scott Jr as chairman of the republican na tional committee They reached no decision but arranged to meet again later in the day R B Creager Texas national committeeman who acted as spokesman said the chairmanship was the primary question dis cussed He emphasized however that the discussion was in full recog nition of the fact that Scott is still chairman Any discussion of a new chair man he added was only in a desultory way in event in the future there is a vacancy Friends however were report ed joining critics in an attempt to convince Scott that he should step out Chief complaint against Scott apparently stems from the repub licans failure to raise any size able fund thus far for the 1950 congressional campaign If Scott should decide to bow out members said they expect a meeting of the national commit tee to be called within a month Chicago Paper Columnist Dies Chicago UR Kenesaw M Landis II columnist for the Chi cago SunTimes died Tuesday in Billings Memorial hospital Landis was a member of a dis tinguished family He was named for his great uncle Judge Ken esaw Mountain Landis the first high commissioner of baseball and former federal jurist Landis father Frederick was a congressman as was an uncle Charles Another uncle Walter was the first postmaster in Puer to Rico and another uncle John was health commissioner of Cin cinnati Sigmund Engel Faces Charge of Grand Theft San Francisco UR Sigmund Erfgel a selfstyled love pirate held in Chicago on numerous charges of swindling women Tuesday faced charges of grand theft in a warrant issued here The warrant signed by Mrs Irene of San Francisco charged Engel obtained from her on a promise to get 3 of her relatives out of Hungary and into the United States I BUclt Man Killed When Car Strikes Bike Oskflloosa Oswan del 65 Oskaioosa was killed Monday when his bicycle was struck by a car on highway 163 northwest of here The 3 occupants of the auto mobile were injured none seri ously when the car went off the road and flipped endoverend Deputy Sheriff Beryl Richmond said Oswandel started to turn left off the highway when he was struck by a car coming from be hind He identified the occu pants as Thomas Hoover 34 his wife Mary Hoover 34 and their stepdaughter Donna Baber 16 all of Ottumwa Dies in Collision of Auto and Train Washington Frank Mc Farlane 82 a grocer and grain and feed dealer here since 1926 was killed Monday night in a trainauto collision He was dragged 60 feet along tne rightofway after the impact of his car and a Milwaukee pas senger train at a crossing only a block and a half from home SAME DATE ;