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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS VOL IJV Associated United Presi Full Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 1948 Arabs and Jews Agree to Truce Fight Continues Cairo nations informed the United Nations Wednesday that any truce which does not provide for a unified Palestine has no chance of success The detailed reply was an acceptance of the armistice asked by the IT N but it left the time of the cease fire to be decided While the Arabs and Jews debated the scope of the truce both accepted Tuesday gunplay continued in the Holy Land Whether Israels statement of assumptions regarding the 4week armistice and the Arab nations reply would bring an effective armistice could not be said Repulse Jews The TransJordan Arab legion repulsed Jewish attacks on 3 gates of the old walled city of Jerusalem before 3 a m Palestine time which Israel had set for a cease fire This was 5 p m Tuesday Central Standard Military Thla Paper Consists of Two One House Votes Big Military Appropriation Washington IP A record headquarters at Tel Aviv asserted that Egyptian armed forces broke that cease fire twice in actions below Tel Aviv The Egyptian foreign ministry issued the text of the reply of the 7 Arab countries to the U Ns plea for a 4 weeks armistice It left the time of the cease fire to be decided and said 1 Any solution which does not maintain Palestines political unity will have no chance of success 2 Continued Jewish immigra tion into the Holy Land would constitute the gravest threat to Arab countries 3 Arab states should be al lowed to cooperate with the U N mediator Count Folke Berna clotte and the truce commission to supervise compliance with con ditions of the cease fire The Arab reply did not make clear whether the Arab accep tance of the armistice is condi tional on the Security Council agreeing tions The Arab with these explana legion which cap tured old walled Jerusalem last week said 600 Jews attacked the Zion Jaffa and new gates of the old city between 1 and 3 a m Arab marksmen repulsed the at tacks and estimated they killed 20 Jews The legion commander said a Jewish plane was heard but that it stayed out of range of antiaircraft guns Firing In Jerusalem Artillery mortar and automatic fire sounded through Jerusalem after sunup The Arab legion commander said he was considering going ahead with a previous plan to shell the Jewish agency building in modern Jeru salem Al Assas a newspaper support ing the Egyptian government said Egyptian artillery was throwing 25pound shells Wednesday morn ing at Rehovot 12 miles southeast of Tel Aviv Jewish army head quarters also reported the Egyp tian attack peacetime armyair force appro priation bill was whisked through the house Wednesday and sent to the senate The measure provides 939000 for the 2 services for the new fiscal year starting July 1 The passage vote was 346 to 2 The 2 votes against the bill were by Reps Marcantonio and Isacson both of the American labor party New York The house scheduled for debate Thursday another record peace time defense money 733250 measure financing the navy for the next fiscal year Funds included for the army navy and air force total 672250 The appropriations committee at the same time released testimony warning of the alarming menace of soviet military might and dis closing that the United States fleet now in the Mediterranean is there for 2 reasons Warn Russians First to serve as a warning to Soviet Union not to try to over run any of the free countries of Europe Second to be ready to remove American forces if worst came to worst Adm Louis E Denfeld chief of naval operations told the commit NBC Offers to Give Up Voice Deal Wants to Lease Its International Stations to US for Yearly Washington National Broadcasting company Wednesday offered to step out of the Voice of America programs and lease its international radio stations to the government for a year Charles R Denny NBC vice president made the offer to a senate investigating group that is trying to learn why a govern mentfinanced propaganda pro gram contained what congress re gards as sjurs on state and sec tional pride Blames Responsibility He made the offer after explain ing just what happened to bring congressional fire 011 the program The protested programs were in Spanish and beamed to South and Central America Denny youthful former federal communications coin mission chairman blamed the difficulty on divided responsibility between the state department and NBC Senator Bricker ROhio com mented that If wed had a little common sense either in the gov ernment or your company NBC this never would have happened Need Central Control Denny told Bricker what F d Crest of Columb Collides With High Tid needed is strong centralized con trol Senator Hatch DN Mex asked if this might involve gov ernment censorship Were not afraid of censor ship Denny replied The stat department has got to have large measure of control Still under consideration by th investigating group is whether t ask Alberto Gandcro former pro gram supervisor to return here t testify Gandero now in his na live Cuba was in charge of th Latin America programs whic NBC put on for the state depar men I Crop Iowa crops Not Hurt by Dry Spell DCS Moines dry weather has not yet damaged crops except in some extreme southwest counties but substan tee just 2 weeks ago that the Mediterranean fleet of one car rier 3 cruisers and 10 destroyers could be augmented quickly A 12 ship task force headed by the carrier Kearsage left Norfolk Va late Tuesday to relieve the vessels now on duty in the Medi terranean Discussing the use of U S ships in foreign waters Denfeld declared Not only is the presence of our ships in certain troubled spots of the world today a clear indication to wouldbe troublemakers of our determination to maintain the peace it is also the means and the only means we possess whereby we may act swiftly to prevent the overrunning of criti cal areas by an enemy Hove Sufficient Manpower All the ships we have in the orward areas are manned with Quick Reply London What is a thun derbolt 10 year old Roy Scott asked his mother Tuesday night There was a blinding flash soot cascaded down the chimney of the Scotts Cotman Gardens home in London and tiles flew off the HOUSES FLOAT AWAY Housing units from flood wrecked Vanport Ore float in the Meadows race track AP Wircphoto after drifting 3 miles through a new break in a dike at Portland Ore Tuesday night roof tial rainfall must come soon if present conditions are to be main tained the Iowa Weekly Weather and Crop bulletin said Wednesday The joint report of state and iederal agencies said dry weather last week enabled farmers to com plete corn planting and get 77 per cent of the soybeans in the ground Topsoil is very dry in all parts of Iowa except a few local areas in western Iowa where significant rain fell over the weekend Most of the corn is up and shows excellent stands However cutworms have caused a lot ol damage particularly in the south west Pastures are beginning to drj up in the and are quite short in many other areas Whea and rye are headed out and neet moisture for filling Oats still look good but need moisture A newborn babys heart nor mally beats about twice as fast as an adults Weather Report to ufficient men emergency The have this task force act in any reason we in the 7 Germans Hanged for War Crimes Landsberg Germany Seven German doctors and SS elite guard officers died on Fessler 11 Dubuque were old American gallows Wednesday for enough hed enlist in the U S wal crimes That said Roys mother Iowa Lad Gets Chance at VFW Marble Tourney Des Moines Bobby Senate Heads for Extra Hour Sessions on Refugee Measure Army Hes that thankful They were convicted of killing He left Wednesday to be the antj maiming thousands in brutal armys only representative in the medical experiments in nazi con Veterans of Foreign Wars national centration camps Their victims marbles tournament in Salt Lake were inmates of the camps City After he won the Dubuque city 25 Sentenced They were the first to be Mediterranean is to be available n the event that our occupation orces have to be evacuated We have in Europe occupation forces in Germany in Trieste we lave missions in Greece and in Turkey and these ships are there o be able not only to evacuate these personnel in case of emer gency but also as a show of force to prevent any nation from taking any action which they might take if our ships were not there Two separate appropriation top priority for im mediate 939000 for the army and the air forces and for the navy for the year starting July 1 Their combined total is 000000 greater than the services are spending this year and more than 3 times as much as the regu lar 1941 budgets for the armed forces The new funds are intended to build up army and air force per sonnel to a top strength of 1234 title Bobby didnt get to go to hanged of 25 Germans sentenced the state tournament at Boone be to death by U S war crimes cause the Dubuque VFW plane de comts at Nuernberg veloped engine trouble Several died protesting their in He was heartbroken Iowa VFW nocence and complaining against and army recruiting officials tho American system of justice went clear to the chief of the which convicted them armys special services in Wash Ajj Walked firmly to death on ington to get him certified as the 2 black gallows in the courtyard army representative in the na tnc prison where Adolf Hitler Washington The stretched out its working hours Wednesday in a bid to dispose of one of 3 bills tagged must by GOP leaders aimed at a June 19 adjournment Acting Republican Leader Wherry Nebraska said he will hold the chamber in session quite late into the night if nec essary to dispose of the measure designed to admit up to 200000 war refugees into this country during the next 2 years That bill a limited revival of tional meet wrote Bobby and the Iowa Stale fincc Mein Knmpf while con there after his Munich Champion Raymond Garrison 1 putsch 25 years ago Council Bluffs will stop in Omaha The execltions went off with Thursday and then go on to Salt out a hitch The last man dropped Lake by airliner for the 3day to his doom just 62 minutes after tournament the first stepped on the trap Bobby is really a happy lad 4 Were Doctors now said Staff Sergeant MaurFour of those hanged were doc ice Hiatt of the Des Moines retors by Judge cruiting office who will Seals of the Washington pany him and Raymond 500 and the navy corps to 552000 This compares with and marine Mason FORECAST City Partly cloudy and continued warm Thursday Low Wednesday night 58 High Thursday near 90 Iowa Partly cloudy west and fair east portion Wednesday night and Thursday Continued warm Low Wednesday night around 60 High Thursday 84 to 88 Minnesota Partly cloudy and continued warm Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette wether statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 85 52 75 43 reported slate supreme con victed them said they had per verted their science into a mur derous practice on helpless living persons The other 3 executed men were SS officers convicted of directing the nazi research pro gram The experiments described in court included high altitude ex oviet military strength of 4000 00 men which Gen Omar N Bradley chief of army staff said presents an alarming menace to he security of the United States 30000 Pounds Bananas Cover Highway After TruckTrain Collision Kcokuk 24 near Quincy 111 was slippery late Tuesday when 30000 pounds of aananas were spilled from a trail er truck driven by D M Lang strom Rocky Mount N C when it collided with a Burlington pas senger train No one was injured in that ac cident but Mrs Joe Fisher of Quincy suffered a broken collar bone when the car in which she was riding collided with one con taining a reporter and photogra pher from a Quincy newspaper who were speeding to the truck train accident scene Delay Decision to Force Lewis to Coal Meeting i i ITT T J I JUUlt niSii VA Alan Goldsborough Wednesday imcnts in which human guinea put off until Friday a decision on wfire crushcd and strangled whether to order John L Lewis vmiQtnrH the draft and extension of the re ciprocal trade act beyond June 12 were the only ones posted on an Iowas Vote Washington S e n a t o r Hickenlooper RIowa joined the majority Tuesday in voting down an amendment to change the formula by which war ref uaces would be considered as eligible to admission to this country under displaced persons legislation Senator Wilson R was listed as voting in favor of the amendment admittedly tentative and incom plete list of measures which top republican leaders have labelled for definite action The list is in addition to appro priations bills carrying money to maintain the federal government during the year starting July 1 Rights Bill Missing Conspicuously missing from the list announced by Senator Taft ROhio Tuesday was any civil dates is just 2 days ahead of the opening of the republican conven tion in Philadelphia Every other important meas ire was discussed at the policy uddle Taft said He declined to name any of them but said there undoubtedly will be action on onie of them 1 Must Passed Of the 3 must bills only one las been passed by either house That is the reciprocal trade ex tension which the house approved with a controversial provision fo congressional veto attached Th senate finance committee startec hearings on it Tuesday The selective service reviva aimed at bringing the armed forces up to authorized strength has been approved by armed serv ices committees in both house and senate The house rules commit Efforts to Settle Rail Dispute Fail Washington house efforts to settle the railroad labor dispute have failed completely union leaders said Wednesday David B Robertson represent ing one of 3 disputing unions made the statement after union officials had held a lengthy con ference at the white house with Presidential Assistant John R Steelman Robertson chief of the Brother hood of Firemen and Enginemen told reporters that Steelman is ending his long attempt to settle differences in the dispute Complete Failure In other words Robertson said Mr Steelmaiis efforts have failed completely The white house has made re Water Boils Toward Top of Levees Death Toll Property Damage Mounts Along Basin of Great River Portland Ore The crisis in the mighty Columbias most disastrous flood came Wednesday for diked lowlands along the 100 miles from Portland to the Pa cific ocean The rivers crest col lided with a high tide surging in from the sea Water boiled toward the top of earthworks protecting towns vil lagts and fertile farms built main ly on dairying and lumbering In spots the difference Between safe ty and destruction was only a matter of a few inches 50000 Homeless The crush of water seaward meant the worst vas over upriver where the toll is 20 know dead an unknown number unaccounted for in the Vanport disaster 50000 homeless and damage in millions of dollars The flood crest has passed the major Oregons metropolis and Vancouver and Longview on the Washington side of the state separating river These communities and many others are trying now to get back to normal It will be a long haul An es timated 10000 homes were swept away by the rampaging river The entire city of Vanport was de stroyed Dikes were washed out Communications were disrupted Transportation was crippled Hun dreds of square miles lay under a murky shroud of water that will remain for days and weeks Fight Disease The fight now is against disease to search for the dead to bring families back together again to feed and clothe those who lost everything to supply temporary housing Impetus to the tremendous task came from President Truman He ordered federal agencies into full CrfpH rehabilitation of the strick speed rehabilitation en region Volunteer agencies lo cal and national struggled to get their own aid programs going The Red Cross and Salvation Army reported gains in providing housing shelter food and cloth ing The Red Cross said it is caring for 7000 families registered in the Portland area alone It Praised Portlands response in donating 20 lee however has been holding its own extended hearings to deter mine whether and when the bill should be sent to the floor for ac tion Wherry tokl reporters he hopes the senate can get started on draft debate Thursday by disposing of the war refugee bill Wednesday night and sending it on to the house A similar bill has been approved there by the judiciary committee There also were malaria mustard on AllCie iUiU Wfli inumiiu to bargain with the Southern Coal I as and stcrilization tests which Producers Association The judge essayed the role of onv mediator meanwhile by arranging11 e J an immediate conference between Lewis attorney Welly 1C Hop kins and Attorney John C Gall of the southern coal group killed of them dying He asked for the extraordinary talk with the attorneys because he said it should be possible for the parties to resolve their differ ences between now and Friday Set Drake Registration Des Moines for summer school at Drake Uni versity will be Friday and Sat urday registrar Roy Bixler an nounced Wednesday Class begin June 7 rights legislation Also missing were such bills as longrange housing the oleo tax repeal extension of fan price supports government workers pay boosts raising of the mini mum wage and others But Taft the presidential as pirant who is chairman of the senates republican policy commit tee said the GOP leaders who met in House Speaker Martins office late Tuesday ruled nothing out Oelwein Man Dies in Auto Accident Oelwein Malda mado 34 of Oelwein died at a hospital Wednesday morning of injuries suffered in an auto acci peated efforts to bring about settlement since President Uu man obtained a court order and ordered government seizure oC the railroads lo prevent a threatened strike May 11 Rail management leaders also were called to talk with Steelman separately Wednesday morning Robertson A J Glover head of the railroad switchmen and Al vanley Johnston chief of the lo comotive engineers were asked what their next move1 will be in view of the current breakdown talks No further are scheduled discussions now tons of clothing and 200 tons of food And more still is coming in The Salvation Army announced 30 canteens in operation in dike areas More than 100000 sand wiches have been distributed along with quantities of blankets shoes and other it said Government Helps Federal works administration public housing administration de partment oC interior and recon struction finance corporation Beared up their national offices for rebuilding the entire area and re storing refugees to their homes Health authorities believed they had their problems under control Typhoid immunization teams toured all shelter areas Planes have sprayed flooded areas with Portlands housing authority has asked for war surplus buildings tents and trailers for the emer gency housing The wheels are toward rebuilding low turning dent at a m Police said the accident oc curred when the car in which Maldamado was riding w a s in collision with the rear of a parked semitrailer truck They decided Taft said that will I the 19th of June should still be our goal for adjournment That Impurities In pig iron such as carbon phosphorus silicon mnn Probe Horse Meat in High School Cafeterias Houston Tex UJR A county grand jury sought Wednesday to learn whether Houston school children have been eating horse meat all semester without know ing it A butcher charged that horse meat disguised as choice beef was sold through school cafeterias to Houston pupils At Austin Dr George W Cox state healtli officer said an inves ganese and sulphur muat be re tigation was underway by his de moved to obtain steel Ipartment No matter what the grand jury does Cox said his department will continue its inquiry until the re port of horse meat sales is cleared up A butcher at a Houston meat company inplicated his bosses He said the horse meat came from New Jersey in barrels bearing green labels He said he was in structed by his superiors to scratch out the label Not only was some of the meat delivered to school cafeterias he said but also to some of the bet ter restaurants of Houston In some ol the latter places it was sold at prices ranging up to per pound I was butcher there for about 8 weeks he said and I grounc up a lot of the meat What was no ground was cut into steaks anc cutlets and soaked in tubs will soda and vinegar to change the color and smell SAME BUek iraftla death In put It Were going to have to decide that said Johnston grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Meanwhile congressional lead rs disclosed that railroad managc nent and unions have agreed on a peedy change in railroad retire ment and unemployment compen ation laws This calls for 1 A 20 per cent increase in pension and annuity pay rates for 200000 retired rail workers 2 A sharp reduction in the amount the railroads pay into the unemployment fund The pay rol tax would be cut from 3 per cen to onehalf of one per cent 3 A guarantee that every work er or his survivors will receiv the full amount of his pension credit Thus if a worker died whil receiving retirement benefits bu before he exhausted his credit hi survivors would get the balance I I li vu ost housing pi ejects to replace ie 800 multiple dwelling units haltered in Vanport The navy is ready to break out urplus vessels from its mothball leet at Astoria Ore for use m he emergency housing Two de ommissioned hospital ships can be moved to Portland from the port at the rivers mouth and there ire idle ocean tankers available to supply power for river towns where transmission lines or local generators are wrecked Asks Legislation Adclphia Hotel for Iowa Philadelphia Di rector William Neale Roach com pleted Wednesday assignments of hotel headquarters or state dele gations to the democratic national convention July 12 The Iowa anci Nebraska delegations will stay at the Adelphia hotel New Serial Story The attention of readers is invited to a sparkling new serial story being started in this issue Turn to Comic Page The president has also asked the army and interior departments to reappraise their long range plan ning for Columbia river develop ment in view of the disaster Communications and transport are severely crippled through the lower river valley where high water will remain for weeks alter the crest pours into the Pacific The rivers 2 great hydroelec tric dams at Bonneville and Grand been forced by high water to cut down their great generators The toll in Vanport is still a mystery Search of the debris has been hampered by washout ol 2 adjoin ing barriers that sent water and dozens of the apartment houses swirling away again Water is still 15 leet deep in the murky mile square sink ;