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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AMI ARCHIVE U THE NEWSPAPER IOWANS VOL LIU Anoclatcd Pita and United PMSJ Full Leased Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION iniiir Ottumwa Beats Mohawks 3431 Iowa won a hard fought 3431 victory in the first overtime game of the state tournament Wednes day The 2 teams fought to a 3030 tie at the end of the reg ular playing time in one of the wildest games of the year It was the Mohawks first overtime session Trailing 1713 at halftime the Mohawks staged a valiant rally in the final half but were unable to stay with it long enough to win the overtime Their scoring improved as the 2nd half wore on and it was a dingdong battle at the finish Play by quarters Noi3jjT COAL STRIKE THREAT ENDS FIRST QUARTER Ottumwa got 2 quick baskets to go into the lead 40 at the start of the game Mohawks called time out to talk it over Ottumwa stretched its lead to 60 with a beautiful shot from the free throw line followed soon after with an other for an 80 lead without the Mohawks threatening to score Jewell scored on a short shot and 2 free throws brought the score up to 4 for the Mohawks Three quick fouls on Ottumwa caused them to call time out Berg eson Ottumwas leading scorer had 3 personal fouls with the game less than 5 minutes old As he was called out of the game Ottumwa was leading 84 Bennett scored on a free throw bringing the score to 85 Jewell scored to bring the score 87 with Ottumwa fighting to hold the lead With a minute and a half to play in the first quarter the Mohawks trailed 37 Mason City went into a 98 lead with 25 seconds to go in the first quarter and the Mason City rooters went wild Ecore Mason City 9 Ottumwa 8 QUARTER Ottumwa took the lead again early in the 2nd quarter with a 1 point margin Jewell via the free throw route tied up the score 1010 with 6 minutes left to play in the second quarter A nice shot by Freschower substitute center gave Ottumwa a 1210 lead But the Mohawks also scored on a free throw The lanky Ottumwa cen ter hooked in another for a 1411 lead Ottumwa with another free throw led 1511 with 4 minutes left to play in the second quarter A jammed fieldhouse saw Ot tumwa go into a 1711 lead fol lowing a time out and Zahariades bring the count up to 1713 with a long shot With a minute left I play in one of the wildest games of the season Score Mason City 30 Ottum wa 30 OVERTIME In the 3 minute overtime Ma son Citys first of the season a foul was called on Jewell and Walker got 2 free throws He failed on both however Lewis was fouled but Long failed on the free throw With one minute gone Long hit from way out on the court and Ottumwa went into a 3230 lead Cookman reentered the game Long fouled Jewell With a minute and a half left Jewell hit the first and missed the second for a 3231 count With 35 seconds left Ottum wa got the ball With 15 seconds left Clayburn went out of the game on fouls Lewis missed the free throw and Jewell fouled With 12 seconds left Ottumwa went to a 3431 lead to play Lewis tried one under the basket but missed Two chances at the free throw line failed to help the Mohawks de cidedly down on their free throw record as the half closed Score Ottumwa 17 Mason City Both teams battled back and forth for several minutes of the 3rd quarter before Freshower heaved a long one for a 1913 lead for Ottumwa Bergeson went back into the game for Ottumwa and continued totake the tipoff from center Bennett at the free throw line added a point for the Mo hawks to bring the score to 1914 Hammersly hooked one for Ot tumwa to increase the lead to 21 14 Cookman entered the game for Mason City Lewis hooked one in for the Mohawks to close the gap 2116 Walker fouled by Bennett failed to score It was Bennetts 3rd foul Zaharides 4th foul allowed Walker to slip in another 2316 when the free toss failed The Mohawks immediately scored to bring the count to 2318 A Mason City free throw shortened the gap 2319 with 30 seconds to play Hammersly scored a free throw for Ottumwa as the quarter end ed Score Ottumwa 24 Mason City Truman Asks Extension of Export Curbs Washington IP President Truman Wednesday asked con gress to extend the governments controls over exports for a year beyond their present expiration date June 30 He said in a message requesting speedy action that an uncontrolled outflow of foodstuffs and goods would heighten domestic short ages and increase the already substantial burden of living costs borne by the American people About 500 foods under export control compared with some 3000 at the wartime peak he said I look forward to the day when the United States and other countries can remove these inter ferences to the free flow of com modities in world trade But the danger of immediate and complete decontrol in the face of continuing domestic and world scarcities is too great for this nation to undertake at this time Delay by congress would prove unsettling to business and would handicap the planning and execu tion of our food and other export programs Mr Truman said in asking the senate and house to act well in advance of the mid year deadline The message was sent to capital hill by the white house in Mr Trumans absence on a vacation in Florida MAJOR SCHOOL BILL IS PASSED BY IOWA HOUSE SenateApproved Bill Sets Up County Boards Revises Rural System Des Moines first ma jor school bill was passed by the house Wednesday The senateapproved measure provides for establishment of county boards of education and is aimed at the reorganization of rural schools A companion house bill also was passed High point of the bill is that the county board of education would set the salary of the county super intendent who would be appoint ed by the county board provided for in the senate bill The bill passed by a vote of 90 to 3 and returned to the senate for approval of minor amend ments has these highlights 1 Creation of county boards of education of 5 members selected at school elections to supervise all public schools in the county ex cept independent and consolidated high schools 2 The board would appoint the county superintendent The su perintendent is approved in a convention of the presidents of all the schools in the county 3 The board would make sur veys looking to reorganization of school districts for more efficient and economic operation Reorgan izations proposed by the board would be submitted to the voters of the district involved for ap proval The companion bill would per mit the county board to set the salary of the county superintend ent and his deputy and would re peal present provisions for setting the salaries By board o supervisors This bill passed 82 to 6 The companion bill would be come effective upon the signature of the governor The main bill would become effective April 1 1948 An general school aid of the major aid proposals submitted to the Iowa placed before the AP Wirepholo RESCUED SEAMEN Horace Blanchard of Newport News Va waits his turn at climbing down the ladder of an army amphibian plane at Tampa Fla after his rescue at sea He and Charles King of Hampton Va who is being assisted down the ladder were adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for 11 days were able to talk of their dra matic rescue Tuesday by an arm amphibian only a few hours be fore a search which covered 50 000 square miles of gulf water was scheduled to end They fold of long hours Tampa Fla sun blackened Virginians were recov ering from exposure and near starvation Wednesday after being adrift 11 days in a small power boat in the gulf of Mexico The 2 men W Horace Blanch ard 32 of Newport News and Charles King 18 of Hampton hunger and cold as they about in their 22foot tosse cabi 19 FOURTH QUARTER Mason City closed the gap to 2421 soon after the 4th quarter opened With 6J minutes left in the ball game Jewell made godd on 2 free throws leaving the count at 2423 Everybody was on their feet as Mason City went into a 2524 lead Zaharides left the game on fouls but received a big hand Sophomore Bernard Ben nett entered the game for Mason City Bergeson left the game for Ot tumwa and Freshower reentered With 5i minutes of playipg time left the battle became tighter than ever as the Mohawks went into a 3 point lead Ottumwa came back to cut the lead to one point With 4 minutes left Mason City still leading 2826 it was a free for all battle With the Mohawks turning on the scoring in the 2nd half things began to look brighter Ottumwa attempting to get back into the ball game tried long ones at the basket but the Mohawks tightened their guard With 2J minutes left in the game Jewell fouled but Walker failed at the free throw line In the final 2 minutes Mason City took over in their own territory The ball game was tied up 2828 in the final minute of play Bennett hit for 3028 lead Charlie Bennett left the game with 5 personal fouls Ottumwa took the ball out of bounds Lefty Lewis fouled guarding Freshower under the basket With 50 seconds left the battle became faster than ever with the fur fly ing everywayThe game was tied up 3030 in the final 25 seconds of Phone Union Debates Calling National Strike Washington UPJ Joseph A Beirne president of the National Federation of Telephone Workers summoned the unions policy com mittee here Wednesday to decide whether to call a nationwide tele phone strike after April 7 Beirne said the decision was in the hands of the committee which will begin its emergency session here Monday The union is seeking a pay boost house by its schools committee Wednesday with a recommenda tion for passage The committee approved the measure by a vote of 27 to 6 At the same time a bill re quested by Governor Robert D Blue to force small inefficient school districts to reorganize by July 1 1950 or lose their state financial support cleared its first hurdle in the senate Senate Gets Bill to Create Federal Labor Court System Would Have Right to Issue Injunctions in LaborManagement Rifts RECOMMEND NEW VET BONUS BILL Iowa House Committee Sets Up Finance Plan Des Moines military affairs house committee Wed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with light snow beginning Wednesday eve ning and ending early Thursday Clearing skies Thursday with little change in temperature Lowest Wednesday night about 24 Iowa Cloudy with light snow be ginning in west Wednesday eve ning and spreading into most of eastern portion Wednesday night Clearing late Wednesday night or Thursday Little change in temperature Low Wednesday night 24 northeast to 28 south west Highs Thursday 4042 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wed nesday afternoon with light snow west and west central por tion clearing Wednesday night preceded by light snow early Wednesday night in extreme southwest generally fair Thurs day and little colder west por tion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning nesday recommended for passage a veterans bonus bill which would be financed by an increase in state sales and use taxes The committee voted 155 for the bill A motion to recommend indef inite postponement for another bonus bill to be financed by property taxes got a 1010 tie vote This meant it remained with the committee for possible further action The bonus plan recommended to the house would call for an in crease in the tsate sales and use taxes from the present 2 per cent to 3 per cent No bonuses would be paid until revenues totaled Then bonus ranging from to would be paid Iowa World war II veterans Sponsors of this plan estimated bonus payments could begin in about 1955 The property tax bonus plan called for a bond issue to be paid off in 20 years to fi nance bonuses ranging from to In either case the plans would have to be approved by the people at the general election Washington Fer guson RMich and Smith R N J Wednesday introduced a bill to create a system of federal labor relations courts with jurisdiction over a large majority of labor management disputes The courts would have the right to issue injunctions in labor cases a course now forbidden by the NorrisLaGuardia act in disputes involving private industry They would have jurisdiction to interpret collective bargaining contracts and to review actions of the administrators of the national labor relations Wagner act the fair labor standards wagehour act and the railway labor act Ferguson told the senate We are in a state of nearanarchy when it comes to industrial dis putes and the time has come to subject them to the legal disci pline of a civilized society Smith declared the bill would cover at least threefourths of suchcases and could lead to the ultimate settlement of all labor management disputes on the basis of what is right and just The SmithFerguson proposal was offered in the senate only a few hours after Rep Landis R Ind told reporters there is a 50 50 chance the house labor com mittee may suggest revision of the NorrisLaGuardia act as a means of combatting strikes which af fect the national welfare Landis a member of the com mittee said members may recom mend an amendment which would permit the government to obtain injunctions in cases where walk outs against private such as coal mines or transporta involve the national safety or health Ferguson who has been work ing on the labor courts plan for months and Smith a member of the senate labor committee ex Plained their bill in statements prepared for delivery to the sen ate The measure will be consid ered along with numerous others by the senate labor commute which is seeking to send a broa labor bill to the floor this month The FergusonSmith bill woulc set up 11 district courts of 3 mem bers each Two members would b lawyers the 3rd a layman Th courts would have jurisdictior over 1 Cases arising out of the in terpretation of unionmanagemen contracts For example either a union or a company might file a suit in those courts claiming then contract wasnt being followed 2 Petitions and reviews unde the national labor relations acl fair labor standards act and rail way labor act For example an employer who wanted to appeal a ruling of the national labor rela tions board would go to one o the new labor courts instead of to a U S circuit court of appeals as at present 6 Mason City Women Escape Serious Injury in Automobile Accident Six Mason City women escapee serious injury when their car turned over on a slippery high way about 12 miles north of Mar shalltown Wednesday while they were enroute to Iowa City to at tend the state basketball tourna ment Mrs Ralph Schiffman 311 S Rhode Island and Mrs Fred C Wilts 1118 1st S W were both suffering from broken ribs ac cording to telephone reports reaching friends here Miss Janaan Wilts and Miss Georgia Ann Yelland daughter of Mrs Annie A Yelland 620 3rd S E were slightly injured Mrs M E Birdsall 712 10th J E and Mrs Herman Herrnan on 924 N Federal were reported unhurt Miss Yelland reported by tele phone that they were driving be und a school bus on highway 14 Vhen the bus stopped suddenly heir car skidded and turned over Children Have Solution to Peace Problem Maximum 35 Minimum 17 At 8 a m Wednesday 20 Snow Trace YEAR AGO x Maximum 49 Minimum 30 t New York of the mouths of the kindegarten class at mouths of the kindergarten class at come the answer to the problem the world is using its best brains and millions of dollars to solve The children composed a mes sage to Warren Austin senior United States representative to United Nations who replied that they had confirmed his faith in the great purpose upon which 54 are serving The 3 let ters are being circulated in schools throughout the nation The kindergarten solution War is fighting People hate and take peoples clothes away They shoulcl think not to make a war They shouldnt have guns In Sunday school they say Shalt Not Kill People have to be good The thing is to make them very kind by giving them good training in this world Why dont they love one an other and help everybody And make some buildings for families to have more cows and horses and lambs And apple trees and pear trees and peach trees And train the people to make things To be a barber and things like that Please ask God kindly to make the children across the ocean and the Americans little boy and girl in every make them better We love you cruiser and of using their last flare in a desperate gamble to at tract an army search plane from MacDill field The plane saw the flare and radioed the amphibian which ef fected the rescue guess weve been lucky Blanchard said lying on a hospital bed at MacDill field The only things that saved us were the Lord a stout boat and the army air forces We had 12 signal flares when we started but we had fired all but L We really prayed when I fired that last l When the big army plane dipped its wings and turned toward us I knew we were saved We cast off from the big ship ship the yacht Rhojan II King related about daybreak on Sat urday morning March 8 because it was leaking and the captain thought we were about 20 miles from shore The little boat had been previously damaged both in the bow and stern We had no food no cigarets not much water and no compass We figured we could get along by following the sun Blanchard said we tried to fish with 1 line we found aboard using a trolling hook and some feathers but we never got a thing We both prayed a lot he added and I never lost hope that we would be found I have a wife and 3 children at home Capt James Blanchard 38 of Newport News brother of Horace remained alone aboard the yacht and kept it afloat by bailing con Inuously with a bucket for 7 days jefore being towed to Key West by a navy tug Sunday Court Rules for Thompson Atlanta state supreme court in a 5 to 2 decision Wednes day held that M E Thompson is Georgias governor and that Her man Talmades election by the legislature was illegal Talmadge who assumed office with the backingof national guard officers and state troopers an nounced that he would vacate both the executive office and the man sion as soon as we can get the files out and our personal effects packed Thompson will serve un til January 1949 Talmadge said in a statement to newsmen that he considered the people the court of last resort in political questions and said the question will be carried to the court of last resort He did not elaborate further on that state ment Talmadge said he would not ask the supreme court to reconsider its decision Thompson in a statement from his offices in an Atlanta hotel said the decision upheld his belief that the will of the people as expressed by their ballots should prevail The majority opinion of the court held that the death of Her mans father Eugene Talmadge after his election and before pub lication of the returns by the legis lature did not alter the duty of the legislature to declare his elec tion nor did it authorize the leg islature to declare that because of his death no person had a ma jority of the votes and to then proceed with election of an alter nate Accordingly the majority held where in such circum stances the general assembly un dertook to elect another person as governor namely the honorable Herman Talmadge such attempted election was a void act which did not cpnfcr upon him any right or title to the office of governor It follows that upon the resig nation of Governor ArnaU on Jab 18 1947 M E Thompson the duly Qualified lieutenant governor be came vested with full executive powers of this state The courts decision will not be come final until disposition of a motion for rehearing expected to be filed by the losing side Both sides have said there would be no attempt to carry the dispute into the federal courts Georgia High JMW CHIEFTAIN BOWS TO HIGH COURT ORDERS Molotov Sees Agreement on German Issue Moscow Soviet Foreign 1 Killed and 5 Hurt in Iowa Car Accident Mt Vernon was killed ind 5 were injured Wednesday when a car bearing 6 Anamosa ligh school students to Iowa City or the state basketball tourna ment skidded on a snowcovered lighway and struck a bridge The dead youth was Harry Wes ell 15 son of Mr and Mrs Rhinehart Wessell Driver of the ar was John W Wigger The accident occurred on high vay 261 a halfmile north of Mt ernon SAME BUck flag traffic deatb ID past 24 boar Governor Obliges Austin Texas A equesa III asked to go back to rison because newspaper pub city on pardons kept me from olding an accountants job Gov Beauford Jester obligingly evoked Requesas conditional par on and prison doors swung pen again for the exconvict Minister V M Molotov told the council of foreign ministers Wednesday that after hearing the differing views of the United States Britain and France he still believed agreement possible in Moscow among the 4 powers on the critical German economic pro gram Molotov said it did not follow from the disputes which thus far have broken out here that the 4 powers would be unable to find a common point of view on such is sues as the level of German indus try a balance importexport pro gram and freedom of movement In Germany as welt as on similar key matters Molotov spoke after Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Britain in a studied commentary on the soviet program for Germany re jected Russian reparations de mands and said it was Britains policy not to agree to any dollar valuations on reparations Molotov has put forward a soviet claim for in reparations from postwar Germany Bevin revealed for the first Prime Minister Stalin himself had urged and requested the western allies to agree that reparations should come from capital goods and particularly fac tories in the western zones The British minister said that when he and the others agreed to this he thought that the question of reparations was finished and there would be no demands for reparations from current produc tion such as have now been put forward by Molotov who has asked that part of the payment to Russia be from current production Top American officials pre dicted Wednesday that unless the council of foreign minis ters agrees some overall solution for Ger manys current problems there will be no solution at all Unless Russia in particular is willing to go along with some sort of sweeping program to wipe out all zonal boundaries and organize German life on a national basis they continued the Moscow con ference in this respect at least seemed doomed to fail The invention of portable time pieces dates back to the end of the 15th century and they were first manufactured in Germany Coal Boss Withdraws Notice to Terminate KrugLewis Agreement Washington L Lewis bowed unconditionally Wednesday to the government and called off the United Mine Work ers intention to strike on April 1 in the nations soft coal fields The UMW chieftain sent a terse 20 word letter to Secretary of In terior J A Krug unconditionally withdrawing his notice of Nov 15 1946 which sought to terminate the KrugLewis agreement for government operation of the soft coal mines This withdrawal was one of the terms laid down by the U S su preme court in upholding the con tempt of court convictions against Lewis and the mine workers union Lewis action apparently insured peace in the soft coal fields until June 30 at least when the gov ernment relinquishes its operation of the mines Lewis and the union now must pay the fine assessed by the supreme court The fine was reduced by the hijrh court from the 53510000 levied by the lower federal court on condition that Lewis comply with its instructions to call off the strike In a 20word letter to Secre tary of Interior J A Krug Lewis said The notice of Nov 15 1946 terminating the JfrugLewis agreement as of Nov 20 1946 is hereby unconditionally with drawn At the same time Lewis sent a copy of the notice to all members of his APL Mine Workers union In the letter he withdrew his ad vice given to the members on Dec 7 that they should continue work only until March 31 The instructions of Dec 7 1946 to members of the UMWA to con tinue production of bituminous coal until March 31 1947 is here by unconditionally withdrawn and all the members of the UMWA are hereby instructed that said Krug Lewis agreement is in full force and effect until final determina tion of the basic issues arising under the agreement Lewis told the 400000 union members These actions have been taken in full conformance with orders of the district court of the United States for the District of Columbia as affirmed by the supreme court of the United States on March 6 1947 The foregoing is for your of ficial information The letter was signed in the scrawl of John L Lewis presi dent Lewis therefore bowed as ex pected to the decision of the U S supreme court without asking for reconsideration of its decision The supreme court was sche duled to issue its mandate Thurs day requiring Lewis to call off his strike notice by March 25 The aclion signalled complete surrender of the mine union lead er to the government without ex hausting further legal steps still open to him Lewis was under stood to have overruled the wishes of Tjis attorneys to move for a new hearing before the supreme court The letters removed the last doubt over the question of unin terrupted coal production from now until June 30 when the gov ernments authority to retain hold of the soft coal mines expires The UMW leaders action cleared the way for Krug to issue an in vitation to Lewis and coal mine operators to begin negotiationsto draft a new contract before the government relinquishes control on June 30 The unconditional surrender of Lewis closed for the time being the bitter fight which he pre cipitated last October when he demanded that the government open the 5 months old contract with his union to negotiate a shorter work week higher royal ties for the health and welfare fund and a general wage increase Henry Wallace Plans England Trip April 7 New York A Wal lace former secretary of com merce plans to fly to England April 7 to observe Englands eco nomic situation and he said ex perience the reaction of the man in the street to American policy The editor of the New Republic magazine said Tuesday night he would make some public addresses and hoped to discuss with Prime Minister Attlee and other leaders ways of strengthening the United Nations and aiding an interna tional program reconstruction ;