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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THC NCWSPAPCR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mrim VOL UV Associated PTCM and United Press Full Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 23 1948 Thta Paper Couisti of Two Sartioo No 141 UMW REJECTS GOVERNMENT TRUCE U STATES NO PLAN NOW FOR BIG 3 SESSION Denies Paris Report of Ministers Confab But Leaves Door Open Washington state de partment said Tuesday the United States hopes for the closest con sultation with Britain and France on all matters of mutual interest but there is no plan now for a meeting of their foreign ministers The departments statement was in comment on Paris reports that French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault would visit Washington next month to confer with Secre tary of State Marshall and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin Diplomatic quarters in Paris said the purpose was to discuss possible U S military guarantees to the western European union created last week In Paris Minister Bidaults press secretary said Tuesday Bi dault will go to Washington next month to confer with Secretary of State Marshall and British For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin A spokesman for the British foreign office in London denied the meeting was planned In formed of the denial the press secretary said We were given to understand that Bevin would also go He said the only thing unde cided is the exact date French diplomatic quarters said the 3 ministers will examine how the European recovery organiza tion being created here can best co operate with the American Marshall plan administration The plan is based on firstyear U S grant of The Maishall plan is expected by Europeans to become Jaw by midApril An American admin ichator be The 16 Marshall plan nations and west ern Germany will have adopted their permanent organization by that time The remaining issue will be how to fit them t ogether British Moving Fresh Troops to Trieste Frontier Trieste detachments of British military police have moved into the tense frontier area of Trieste it was announced of ficially Tuesday night Maj Gen Terence S Airey chief civil officer of the allied military government made tha disclosure at a news conference I have moved more British military police into the frontier area in case there are repetitions of the Sept 15 incidents he said The Yugoslavs in September tried to move forces into the American zone of the Trieste free territory Yugoslavs wounded an Italian policeman in a scrape Monday night The officer said he was shot after 2 arguments over location of the boundary line Trout Is Cooked Because of Snow Provo Utah cooked the Provo river because of too much snow a stale authority explained Tuesday Marion Madsen state fish and game department fisheries chief said that a snowslide dammed the river near a power companys steam generating plant Ordinarily warm water from the plant is cooled by the running stream to the point where it will not harm fish But the snowslide halted the regular river flow and warm water from the plant heated the river for more than a mile to the point where the fish died Dubuque Boy 6 Dies of Accident Injuries Dubuque Sixyearold Thomas Shuey son oE Mr and Mrs Kenneth Shuey of Dubuque died here Monday of a skull frac ture suffered in a truckpedes trian accident Monday afternoon The driver of the truck Vincent Smith 26 of Dubuque told police the boy ran from behind a parked car into the path of the truck SAME ftaf J0 Hot Battle Looms in UN on Czech Grab Lake Success council debate on the communist coup in Czechoslovakia was de veloping Tuesday into a full blown war of words between Rus sia and the western powers Beaten back In all efforts to block discussion of the case the soviet union parently intends to make the most of the opportu nity to flingcounter charges at the west principally the United States Debate resumes Tuesday with U S Delegate Warren E Austin and Russias Andrei A Gromyko as probable speakers The government of Chile started the argument by calling for an inquiry into Russias role in last m o n t hs communist grab in Prague After hearing 2 speakers denounce Russia Monday the So viet Ukraine kissed off the charges as a fable Ukrainian Delegate Vassily A Tarasenko said the United States the soviet inter fering in the internal affairs of other countries He said Greece and Italy were good examples Italy is being made a protec torate of the United States Tara senko told the 11natioii council The Italian government is serv ing the interests of the United Stales The Italian communist party is serving the Italian peo ple Dr Vladimir Houdek new UN delegate of the Czechoslovak com munist regime said his govern ment would not participate in the debate because the council had no business taking up the case The security council is viola ting the UN charter by inter vening in Czechoslovakias af fairs he said Houdek issued a sweeping de nial of charges made by Dr Jan Papanek the Czechoslovak dele gate who was fired by the commu nists He said Papanek was spurred into giving cheap lies by the Instigators of f DRW war The council Monday overrode Russian and Ukranian opposition and voted 9 to 2 to hear Papanek whom Gromyko calls a traitor to the Czechoslovak people Declar ing he had direct evidence that Moscow engineered the coup Pap anek said God help me I shall prove this to you Oliver Plant Workers Call Strike Ballot Charles City 115 of the CIO United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers union voted here Monday night to conduct a strike ballot next Monday among its members employed at the lo cal plant of the Oliver corpora lion farm machinery manufactur ers Negotiations between the pro duction workers local and the cor poration started in February and are still continuing according to local president Paul Mathers Principal issues still unsettled in volve wages he said The union is bargaining agent or the plants 2000 workers Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday with no im portant change in temperature Low Tuesday night 28 to 30 High Wednesday 45 to 50 Iowa Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 28 north to 34 south High Wednesday 45 north to 50 south Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 de grees above normal southern Iowa 2 to 3 degrees above nor mal northern Iowa Normal highs 48 north 54 south Nor mal lows 26 north 31 south Colder north portion Wednes day Warmer Thursday Becom ing cooler Saturday Little or no precipitation expected except some change for rain east and south late Wednesday or early Thursday But average amounts onefourth inch or less Minnesota Generally fair and colder Tuesday night and IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 54 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Tuesday 38 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 34 PAPANEK SPEAKS GROMYKO LISTENSJan Papanek seated right acldreVsSSe UN Security council during the session at Lake Success N Y Monday declaring that Russia engineered the communist grab in Czechoslovakia Listening at left is Andrei Gromyko dark soviet delegate as Papanek says God help me I shall prove this to you High Waters Leave Hundreds Homeless in East Midwest IOWAS FLOOD THREAT PASSES Levee Break Inundates Land Below Wapello DCS Monies flood threat apparently had passed in central Iowa Tuesday after rela tively small damage at Otlumwa anci absence at any riev riuuiail eased the situation elsewhere in the state Land was flooded below Wapel lo Monday when a levee liroke along the Iowa river but there was no new report Tuesday of any further important developments The Des Moines river was fall ing at all points down to Ottumwa where the stream crested at 1472 feet Tuesday This was nearly six feet above bankful level at Ot tumwa and there was some flood ing in Central Addition and other low areas The crest was more than 5 feet below the 205 foot high points of last springs disas trous Ottumwa flood At Tracy the Des Moines river had fallen 16 feel and stood at 185 feet at 7 a m Tuesday com pared to 201 feet Monday The Raccoon river also was falling No damage occurred at Eddyvillc The only rain reported in Iowa for the 24 hours ended at 7 a m Tuesday was a trace at Burlington Mondays Iowa high temperature was 56 at Sioux City and the state low early today was 25 at Atlantic At Keokuk the Mississippi river was holding steady at 1880 feet but the Des Moines river was rising at its mouth Highway 61 was closed in Missouri south of Keokuk The Keokuk Steel Cast ing company was continuing to operate Bus service south of Keokuk was being routed down the Illi nois side At Quincy where levees still were holding a call for more men was issued FactFinding Board Continues Inquiry on Meat Industry Tieup Chicago A presidential fact finding board Tuesday con tinued its inquiry into the dis pute which has shut down about onehalf the nations meat indus try The board has until April 1 to report to President Truman its findings in the dispute between the packers and the CIO Pack inghouse Workers union Chairman Nathan P Feinsinger of the fact finding board said it expects to complete Wednesday the taking of evidence relating to the unions 29 cents hourly wage iricrease demand The boards ses sions have been closed to the public 5 Persons Die in Fire at Old Peoples Home Omaha persons died in a fire which swept through an old peoples rest home here early Tuesday Three others were critically hurt and 4 were in less serious condition Several escaped by kicking out windows in the 2story structure Pennsylvania and South Central New York Are Hardest Hit by Floods Chicago Flood waters from many rivers and streams spilled over thousands of acres of land in several east and midwest states Tuesday leaving hundreds in some sections homeless Hardest hit by the rampaging waters appeared to be sections of Pennsylvania and communities the Siisquehamva ami Chc rivers in smith central New York But there were local floods in Illinois Indiana Missouri Michi gan Iowa Ohio and Vermont No heavy rainfall was predicted Tuesday for the area menaced by the rising spring waters Showers and thunderstorms continued from Missouri eastward across parts of Illinois and Indiana to the Atlantic coast Light snow and rain fell in parts of the Pa cific northwest Fair weather and temperatures near normal pre vailed over other sections of the country forecasters said In Pennsylvania the states 3 principal rivers were the main threats The Susquehanna and Delaware have overflowed their banks while the Allegheny was inching toward flood singe Many small streams were out oE their banks after flash floods and heavy falls rain Sunday In Meadville one of the com munities in western Pennsylvania hardest hit by the surgingwaters French creek still was rising About 350 families were evacuat ed from the western Pennsylvania community Towns partly inundated include Meadville Towanda Lawrence vtllc Middlebury Tioga and War ren In Warren the general hos pital was isolated and nurses reached the institution by boat The TimesMirror newspaper sus pended publication A state of emergency was en acted at Oil City and the Red Cross in Washington said chapters in Oil City Meadville Titusville Shickshinny and Plymouth had been alerted for possible flood conditions About 50 families in West Nan1 ticoke Shickshinny Hunlock Gar den and Mocanaqua evacuated their homes as the Susquehanna neared its flood stage of 28 feet At Pittsburgh the weather bu reau said the Allegheny would crest at 235 feet 15 feet below flood level At Qiiincy 111 on the Missis sippi river the South Quincy drainage district levee appeared in serious daiigrer Volunteer work ers helped to sandbag the levee where new weak points developed in a 300foot section Two river front stove foundries closed At Canton Mo 15 miles north of Quincy U S highway 61 was closed for C blocks in the busi ness district In Hannibal Mo the Burlington railroad yards were under water and the river hac flooded the lower floors of severa buildings in the business district British Rush Tanks to Arab Jewish Battle Jerusalem The British rushed more tanks and artillery into the Juclcan hills Tuesday to smash the fiercest ArabJewish battle in Palestines recent history The fight has raged 4 days An hour after headquarters said was quiet Tanks ranged the dawn British the battlefield dirt roads ITALY REJECTS OFFER TO SWAP BY YUGOSLAVIA Marshal Tito Wants Trade Trieste for City of Gorizia Rome Minister Count Carlo Sforza said Tuesday that Italy lias rejected the unof ficial Yugoslav offer to trade Trieste to Italy in exchange for the Italian city of Gorizia The Trieste issue which has aroused Italy as nothing else in the April 18 election campaign was responsible for new fist fights which broke out for the third straight day in the central square of turbulent Milan in the indus trial north Injuries were limited to black eyes Police squads dispersed the battlers as they did Monday night when similar fighting broke out in the same square The Trieste issue also was be lieved responsible for a continued strike of printers which kept ali newspapers in Italy from pub lishing for the second straight day An earlier agreement undei which twothirds of Italys papers south of Florence would have been able to publish Tuesday was re versed by union leaders at a meeting Monday night A spokesman for the ministry of labor charged that the strike was a political move by the communists who control the printers union aimed at preventing the nation from hearing about the western proposal to return Trieste to Italy Premier Alcide de Gasperi who was in the iiorthwhen the pro posal was announced was cheered enthusiastically by a welcoming crowd of 3000 at the central rail way station Tuesday morning when he returned to Rome Reports from Paris said that French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault who signed a customs union agreement wuh Slorka m Turin was similarly greeted by a delegation of Trieste natives when he returned to Paris Political observers believed Yugoslavias offer to trade Trieste for Gorizia would cause Italian communists embarrassment in the election campaign in view of the western powers proposal to give Trieste to Italy without strings The new ItalianYugoslav boun dary runs so close to Gorizia that the citys cemetery and some houses are in Yugoslavia Gorizia is a city of 50000 of which 60 per cent are Italian House Group Votes Senate Tax Cut Bill Washington The house ways and means committee voted 18 to 5 Tuesday to accept the 800000000 income taxcutting bill passed by the senate The original tax bill passed by the house had called for a cut of The committee action is sub ject to house approval It virtual ly assures that the senate bill will go to the white house without change House Speaker Martin R Mass previously has predicted the house will approve the mea Iowas Vote Washington fP Iowas re publican senators B B llicken looper and George Wilson both voted with the majority as the senate passed 78 to 11 a bill to reduce income taxes by 800000000 sure by a more than 3 to 1 vote and send it to President Trumans desk Wednesday Chairman Knutson RMinn author of the taxslashing legisla tion told reporters I hope the president will fall in line with the popular demand for tax reduction and will not veto the bill If he does veto it he is sure be overridden But Senator Taft Ohio chair man of the senates GOP policy committee was less positive Taft told a reporter he thinks the president first will send con gress a message urging an addi tional outlay of between S2000 000000 and for military preparedness as part of this countrys new stopRussia policy I dont know what effect that will have Taft said leading to Jewish Hartuv and Arab Ishwa main points in the battle port of fierce fighting which Claimed 140 lives Monday alone Army chiefs denied reports that the British reinforcements were sent on a punitive raid This rumor spread when it was learned reinforcements were heading to wards Ishwa where the mutilated bodies of 2 British soldiers were found a few hours before British officials said thousands of Arab fighters of Abdul Khador Bey Husseinis irregulars which besieged Hartuv Monday had withdrawn into the hills with the appearance of the British The unofficial death toll since the United Nations decision on partition Nov 29 now stands at 2018 This included 858 Jews 1 013 Arabs 120 British 4 Ameri cans and 23 others Mischief Will Out Waltham Mass in his mothers arms is no guaran tee that a boy will stay out of trouble A 4 year old boy being held by his mother reached over her shoulder and turned in a false fire alarm while she was talking to a friend Senate and House Conferees Fail to Agree on Rent Bill Washington and house members trying to agree on a new rent control law failed in a 2hour session Tuesday to settle their differences over h o m e rule Another meeting was called for Tuesday afternoon Senator Cain RWash said we hope to ar rive at a decision RUSH WORK ON GLOBAL RELIEF Greece Turkey Aid Near Vote in Senate OUT PUNS cur IN RAIL FREIGHT THIS WEEKEND U S Conciliation Chief Reports Union Refusal to White House Heads Washington United Mine Workers Tuesday rejected a government plan for ending the soft coal walkout and Cyrus Ching federal conciliation chief prompt ly went to the whitehouse to re port the union action J Monroe Johnson defense transportation director announced a 25 per cent cut in movement of freight by coalburning locomo tives will be ordered this weekend unless the miners return to work A similar reduction for coal burning passenger trains already is in effect Johnson told reporters that the 25 per cent freight reduction will apply to the movement of all com modities except coal itself The cut will be on the basis of loco motive miles dungs move apparently was the first step toward invoking the TaftHartley law to halt the 9 dayold strike which has crippled railroad and steel mill operations Under the TaftHartley law Mr Truman has the authority to set up a board to investigate a dispute which he believes is threateningthe national safety or welfare After the board reports the attorney general could seek the court Injunction Creation of the board was urged by Senator Ball RMinn chairman of the senatehouse watchdog committee on opera tion of TaftHartley act Bali talked to reporters after the group met to study the coal dispute He emphasized that he was speaking only for himself in urgingthe emergency action The government settlement pro posal was turned down in a letter sent to Ching by a 3man UMW committee which received the of Monciay Wants to Marry His MotheritiLaw Los Angeles Jose Negrete 41 likes his moth erinlaw so well that he plans to marry her Negrete got an annulment Mon day of his marriage to Mrs Pelra Negretle 22 He said she never intended to carry out her mar viage vows while her mother Mrs Calalina Ruiz 39 had been liv ing with me as a wife ter Washington branches of congress teamed up Tuesday in the race with time to speed American dollars on a global mis sion against communism The house turned to debate its single package bill carrying military as well as eco nomic help for Europe and Asia And in the senate the 000000 fund to supply Greece and Turkey with arms and military knowhow headed for possible passage by nightfall In its wake was another to give China 000000 for both civilian and com bat use The goal is tolay the whole set of bills before senate and house conferees by late next week to work out a legislative weapon for the cold and warm wars alike Bundled up in the house bill are 1 The European recovery program already passed by the senate 2 A economic as sistance plan for China plus 000000 for military purposes The total is the amount Mr Truman asked for the next 15 months But he proposed no military assistance The senates help forChina bill is for 12 months only with to be set aside for any use military or the Chinese gov ernment proposes 3 The Greek Turkish military fund extending for another year the aid program this country launched in 1047 The senate foreign relations commit tee sent its separate bill to the floor with a plea for quick action because That is the best kind of an swer lo those who charge that the democracies are incapable of timely and decisive action A allotment for the iincrnnliona fund to aid Eu ropean children The senate has a separate bill ready for approval later this week The prime objective is to have the whole foreign assistance plan written into law well ahead of the April 18 Italian elections John L Lewis UMW president did not sign the rejection per sonally The committee termed the gov ernment proposal grotesque Coal Tieup Beginning to Pinch Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As the nationwide coal shui down moved into its 10th day Tuesday the pinch was beginning to be felt slightly at some Iowa points but no importantcrises had developed A survey iy the Associated Press showed that in general Iova industries including power plants are in good shape for the present The mild weather has been an im portant factor in easing the silua ion Most schools and institutions ave enough supplies on hand to arry them through to the end of he heating season barring unsea onable weather but some points ncluding Waterloo and Cedar Rapids said some schools and hos pitals were worried The state board of control is hort on coal at some of its in the Mt Pleas ant Clarinda Glenwood and Vopdward the sit uation is not serious yet Among Iowa industries most seriously threatened one of the hief problems is at the bigr Oliver Equipment plant in Charles ity where the coke supply is ade quate for only one week more In Mason City large industries nave supplies to take them into April when they begin using na tural gas Schools have 30day supply and retailers have 45 to 60 days stocks barring unseasonable weather Retailers can give some help to small industries like laun dries and produce houses which normally buy in carload lots WASHING WATER OR waters from the swollen Charles river dont disturb one trailer dweller as she unperturbedly hangs out the family washing even though she has to wade to do it The little trailer colony was inundated Monday and some residents forced to flee Single Ticket Filed for Election at Britt the town election to be held March 29 only one ticke has been filed with Clerk D E Williams On the ticket are A F Driste for reelection as mayor Maurice Peterson Harold Jacob son William Spangler Fred Thic and Tom Cosgriff for councilmon All of the above are now mem bers of the council with the ex ception of CosgriCf who socks the place now held by Oscar Etgren who is not a candidate James Dcnney is a candidate for trcas urcr Congregational Church at Clear Lake Rejects Merger by 131 10 Vote Clear First Congre gational church rejected the pro posed merger of the Congrega tional Christian and the Evangeli cal Reformed churches by a vote of 131 to 10 in a vote taken over the weekend Doctor E W Day pastor announced Tuesday The 2nd proposition dealing with cooperation in case the mer ger is adopted was lost 78 to 261 Material dealing with both sides of the question was made avail able to the members and discus sions by a number ol church lead ers were held during the past few weeks to acquaint laymen with the changes involved ;