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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1946, Mason City, Iowa HISTORY OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME vcs THE NEWSPAPER THAT Associated Press and United Press Fun Leased Wires MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS RUSSIA NOT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MABCH 28 This Paper Consist ol Two NO UNO COUNCIL SeeSeizurejf Strike BoundFarm Equipment Plants IDLE CANNERIES IN CALIFORNIA MAY BE SEIZED Move May Be Necessary to Meet Program for Foreign Food Supplies Washington depart ment officials said Thursday gov ernment seizure of strikebound farm equipment plants and idle California canneries is increasing ly probable Both have an important bearing on the nations food supply The California canneries process about a 3rd of the countrys canned fruits and vegetables And farm ers badly need new machinery to meet record crop production goals set by the gotermnent in an effort to avert starvation abroad The labor department officials who prefer to remain anonymous said both situations will be placed before Secretary of Labor Schwel lenbach when he returns from a west coast trip either Thursday or Friday Schwellenbach is known to frown upon seizure action but his conciliators told reporters they have abandoned hope of settling the cannery dispute a jurisdic tional squabble between rival AFL and CIO unions Schwellenbach and Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson jointly invited the presidents of 3 leading farm equipment concerns to a meeting here Friday The companies are involved in a con tract dispute with the CIO farm equipment workers union which has left 42500 persons idle The cabinet officers telegrams to Fowler McCormick of Interna tional Harvester company at Chi cago L R Clausen J I Case company at Hacine Wis and Walter Geist of AllisChalmers company at West Allis Wis said strikes at 17 plants of the 3 com panies had brought on a grave emergency Supplies of farm equipment are at a disastrously low the telegram said Production is required to furnish farmers with necessary tools to produce food products not only for the United States but for the suffering people of other countries The farm equipment union was not invited to the Friday confer ence but its secretarytreasurer Gerald Fielde said in a statement union men will remain here to lend every aid and assistance EXPECT MORE MEAT CONTROLS Restore Curbs to Hit Black Market Washington restora tion of one wartime meat control already ordered OPA Thursday dusted off another it may use against black market dealing in cattle A price agency official who withheld use of his name said the government is prepared to rein stitute more drastic slaughtering regulations if the measure which goes into effect next Monday floes not torn the trick These he said would limit to a certain base period figure the number ol animals a nonfederally inspected packing house could butcher The purpose as during the war would be to drive more meat into established trade chan nels and away from newcomers in the slaughtering business Many of the newcomers OPA said Wednesday in ordering an other crackdown are flyby night operators with little or no experience in cattle buying These operators the agency added have been forcing up cattle prices to a point where legiti mate packers cannot compete and still remain in compliance with ceiling regulations The control order OPA is re storing is aimed at curbing so called custom slaughtering butchering on a fee basis by packing houses for those who own livestock lowan Electrocuted Fairfictd L Spray 26 was electrocuted Wednesday while employed on a rural electri fication project near Pack wo when he came in contact with wire while he was working on pole Spray is survived by widow and parents Mr and Clyde Spray all of Ml Pleasant wood a a his Mrs NEW UAW PRESIDENT a elected president of the United Auto Workers union CIO calls the convention to order after he took over the chair1 Wirephoto me5ting Atlantic City AP Thomas Wins Viee Presidents Position in Election by UAW Victory Considered Setback for Reuther New Union President Atlantic City X 3 J Thomas who was defeated for president of the auto workers union was elected to one of the unions 2 vice presidential posts Thursday His victory was considered a setback for Walter Reuther the new president in his announced efforts to unify the UAWCIO Thomas defeated Melvin Bishop of Detroit backed by the Reuther group Reuther told a news conference after his election that he would work toward farm equipment workers in a big way collective bar gaining in the automotive indus try based on equcl pay for equal work bigger stronger and more unified union developing respon sibility in all plants so that work ers would not strike unless au thorized by the international union guaranteed annual wage for the workers the whitecollar workers engineers and technicians of the auto industry HEROS Van Every 14 who rescued Robert Davis 4 from the death by fire which claimed the tots mother airs Harold Davis will receive the state certificate of valor in a ceremony at Gov Robert D Blues office in Des Moines April S Van Every is shown above as he stood otitside the burning building while the fire men were still fightinjr the flames Me is one of 6 lowans who wilt receive the certificates and accompanying lapel pins HOLD IQWAN IN WIFES DEATH Woman Succumbs to Knife Axe Wounds Shenandoah 25year old navy veteran of overseas service was being held Thursday in the Page county jail at Clarinda after his wife Mildred Gordon 22 died early Thursday morning at a fahenandoah hospital of knife and axe wounds No charges had be en filed asainst the man identified by Sheriff Ed Hipsley as Edward Gordon Hipsley said Mrs Gordon was attacked here Wednesday night at ParentsMr and REVEAL SECRET AGREEMENT BY RUSSIA NAZIS Division of Eastern European Countries Told at Nuernberg von Ribbentrops former personal sec retary testified before the inter national military tribunal Thurs day that a secret RussianGerman pact dividing eastern European territories including Poland was brought from Moscow by the nazi foreign minister in August 1939 before thestart of the war The witness Margaret Blank said the pact was in a sealed en velope bearing the Inscription GermanRussian secret agree ment and that she had seen the original copy She said she was charged with keeping its existence secret Miss Blank was permitted to testify only after the tribunal had considered the matter in private 75 minutes and over the strenuous objections of the soviet prosecutor Gen R A Hudenko The witness also told the court Ribbentrop began peace overtures as early as the winter of 1943 when with Adolf Hitlers permission he had sent a Professor Berger to Switzerland for the purpose of finding a basis for peace negotia tions through Bern Stockholm Madrid Lisbon and the Vatican On April 20 1945 Ribbentrop also notified Hitler that he wanted to undertake peace negotiations she said but Hitler would sanc tion negotiations only it military successes present The defense then summoned Paul Otto Schmidt Hitlers of ficial interpreter to testify The woman witness barely had ume to assert that a RussianGer man treaty had been signed by RibbentroD and Foreign Minister V M Molotov in Moscow when the soviet prosecutor got on his feet and objected SoVeech witnessed nesse the assault Chief of Police Cliff Novmger said Mrs Veech suf icred a cut on the arm when she intervened in the struggle Mrs Gordon was stabbed once in the throat back and twice in and struck twice on the yu UJe head with an axe Jfovinger re ported She died several hours later The sheriff said Mrs Gordon had started divorce proceedings He said the couple had been liv ing here for a short time with her parents They both are for mer residents of Rockford Mo he said Plan Installation of Fire Escape Equipment at State Institutions DCS Moines to taling 540000 for fire escape equipment at 9 state institutions have been agreed upon tentatively by the state board of control Board Member E W Carlsen said the board had followed to the letter recent recommenda tions made by State Fire Marshal John W Strobm who recently as serted some of the buildings were fire traps The legislative interim commit nencently awarded the board SD6flOO to remove fire hazards at the institutions The balance will be used for fire hydrants water mains a fire truck and other equipment lowan Gets Life Term for Shooting Sluscatine iP Judge C R Stafford sentenced Ralph Wagner J7 Muscatine to life imprison ment m the state penitentiary Wednesday for a billiard hall shooting after observing that so ciety was partly to blame for such a shooting in allowing such places to exist The sentencingfollowed a day of hearing for Wanner who prev iously had pleaded ruilty to first aejfree murder charges in the slaying here last October of Willis McKenzie and Milton K Kilburn proprietors of a billiard liall and tavern Wagner sobbing almost uncon trollably at times gave his account of the shooting at Wednesdays hearing He testified he lost or more in a dice game at the billiard hall and said the 2 men had provided him with whisky which he drank until he didnt know what he was doing The defense also called to the stand 6 character witnesses who testified knowing Wagner as a boy They related how his mother had died when he was 7 and how his father was away working leaving the boy without parental supervision Wagner said details the shoot ing were hazy He related hov he stayed with a friend in Musca tine that night and the following night fled to the vicinity of Cones ville where he hid in the corn fields for 8 days He was cap tured recently in Arkansas The defendant told the court he I ran away from home when he was Iowa Fair and continued TTMO DRAMATIC ArabasFador Andrei uroimi the VNO secunty council in New York afterthe council Rejected hfc mot on Wednes day the Iranian case until April 10 U S Secretary of State James Byrnes from right background turns to watch Gromyko depart Sir IlexSrCado ganofBntain and Eclwavd Stettinius of US look straight ahead Elevate Father Murphy Holy Family Pastor to Monsignor MONSIGNOR MURPHY Vets in School Cheney Wash stu showing more interest in food and nutrition classes at Eastern Washington College of Education assistant professor Louise Anderson dis closed The 20 girls in my class are doing acceptable work but the 18 men student for student are showing more interest and con centration she said I Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued warm Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and mild Hum iiuijie wnen ne was j 15 and that he was sent to Eldora state training school for boys the i following year His wife and the hearing father attended The Missouri river is the long est in the United States It is formed in southwestern Montana by the confluence of the Jefferson Madison and Gallatin rivers and has a total length of 2945 miles Sun Spots Bounce Again by the ItarWWaTS Thursday night Friday partly cloudy Minnesota Fair south Mostly cloudy north Thursday night Scattered light showers north early Thursday night Friday party cloudy Light showers northwest Cooler north Thurs day night andsouth Friday Much cooler north Friday and Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics oclock Thursday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 76 38 52 Father T J Rooney of Charles City 14 Others Receive High Promotion The Rt Rev R P Murphy pas tor of the Holy Family Catholic church here has been elevated to the rank of monsignor the apos tolic delegate in Washington D C Thursday advised the Most Rev Henry P Rohlman coadju tor archbishop of Dubuque ac cording to an Associated Press dispatch Msgr Murphys elevation to monsiffnor was announced along with 14 other priests of the arch diocese of Dubuque including the elevation of the Kt Rev Thomas J Rooney pastor of Immaculate Conception church at Charles City The ceremony of investiture will take place at St Raphaels cathedral in Dubuque Tuesday April 9 and celebrations at the parishes of the priests will take place after Easter according to the Dubuque announcement Msgr Murphy came to the Holy Family church during the summer of 1918 succeeding the Rev E J Dougherty who was transferred to Oelwein Msgr Murphy took up his duties at the Holy Family par ish August 18 1918 after his ap pointment by Archbishop James J Keane Msgr Murphy came here from Clarion j The Holy Family school was built by Mssr Murphy The struc ture was completed at a cost of 5150000 on Dec 15 1926 and the dedication took place on the feast of the Epiphany Jan 26 1926 the Most Rev James J Keane offici ating It opened in September of that year with an enrollment of 143 Msgr Dec 21 IRAN TROUBLE S and British diplomatic officials in Iran said they arc not con vinced soviet troops will with draw completely from semi autonomous Iranian province of Azerbaijan shaded Question of red troops in Iran is on united nations security council agenda Meanwhile Kurdi guer rillas continued attacks on garri sons at Sardasht and Banch in Kurdistan and Saqqis in Azer baijan AP Wircphoto Murphy was ordained 1901 Archbishop Henry P Rohlman of the Dubuque arch diocese was ordained in the same class Msgr Murphy attended seminary in Montreal Canada Hold Legion Meeting Norfolk Nebr Speaking at the mass initiation of I2CO vet erans of World War II into 35 posts of the American Legion here Wednesday night Msgr E J Smith Sioux City Iowa national chaplain of the Legion asserted majority of the American ROSE HELD IN JAIL FOR TRIAL Montreal Rose a communist and a member of par liament was committed for trial Thursday on charges of imparting official secrets to soviet Russia and was ordered to prison His 510000 bail was cancelled The parliament member uas ordered to prison and to be kept there until delivered according to law Roses lawyer Joseph Gormen offered no defense at Thursdays wtrauier stausucs uMjuiuy ot cne American for 24 hour period ending at 8 People would a military Oclock ThnrsHav mmniner traininP hill tVin T llllllltily training bill which the Legion will present to congress soon Aluminum jackets to fit over an entire locomotive are now used to give the conventional type the effect and appearance of stream lining appearance before Judge Rene Theberge declaring we reserve our defense for the trial At a preliminary hearing this week Judge Theberge hart found a prima facie case had been made against Rose and according to Canadian law had ordered him to appear Thursday for a voluntary statement before committing him to trial An amended indictment filed against Rose charged him with REDS TO STAY OUT OF IRAN HEARING ONLY Gromyko Stands Pat on Statement Not to Talk on Iran Until April 10 Xew York Russia made it clear Thursday that she would continue to take part in activities of the united nations despite the dramatic withdrawal of Ambassador Andrei Gromyko Wednearlay from discussions of the Iranian question First concrete evidence of this came Thursday morning when Prof Boris Sfcin representing Russia attended a meeting of the committee of cxpcrfs which is working on rules of procedure for the security council At the same time a soviet spokesman said that Russia would be represented at Thursday after noons closed session of the coun cil The spokesman Victor Ulan cher a press secretary at the so viet consulate said that if Gromy ko himself did not attend some alternate would be there He said Russia definitely had not walked out on the united nations when the ambassador left the council chamber Wednesday Earlier a soviet spokesman had indicated that Gromyko would at tend the for 3 p m the under standing that the council would not go into the merits of the Iran ian dispute but would confine its discussions to problems of pro cedure on the question The soviet ambassador himself was affable but refused to com ment on his plans when he emerged from his hotel to visit the Russian consulate He refused to say xvhether he had been in communication with Moscow or whether he would at tend Thursday afternoons session The spokesmans statement re inforced the general understand ing that the soviet delegate had not divorced himself from the council but was merely standing pat on his determination not to participate In any discussion of the Iranian case prior to April JO deadline he apparently fixed on instructions from Moscow The decision to go into execu tive session announced by Chair man Quo TaiChi of China just before the council adjourned Wednesday apparently precluded until Friday any further open dis cussion of Irans protests against prolonged occupation by soviet troops alleged Russianinterfer ence in her internal affairs and designs on her rich oil reserves near the Caspian The Iranian case was presented late Wednesday by Ambassador Hussein called the sit uation in Iran explosive and a threat to world peace after Gromyko had dramatically ab sented himself and hastened with his staff to the soviet consulate general for consultation and pos sibly to seek new instructions from Moscow Polish Delegate Oscar Lange who voted with Russia throughout Gromykos effort to keep the Iran ian question from the council said he did not consider the soviet del egate had withdrawn from the council It was just a matter the so viet delegate absenting himself Lange said Hussein Ala said soviet officials proposed that 1 Soviet troops remain in some parts of Iran indefinitely 2 The Iranian government should recognize internal autono my for Azerbaijan with the pro vincial premier becoming gover nor general with the provincial ministeries of foreign affairs and war abolished with 30 per cent of the provincial revenue paid to the Iranian central government and all correspondence with the central government conducted in the Persian language 3 The soviet government should abandon demands for an oil concession and an IranianRus sian joint stock company should be set up with 51 per cent of the May Nunn a physicist arrested in London recently and Dr Ray mond Boyer McGill university professor shares held by the soviet union and 49 per cent by Iran Hussein Ala said Premier Qav am rejected these demands and the soviet officials withdrew them Further efforts the Iranian said had not clarified the situation Gromyko told the council For reasons which I explained clearly enough in our meeting ol Wednesday ond in Thursdays meeting Mr Chairman I as rep resentative of the soviet union am the discussions the security council because my proposal has not been accepted by the council and I therefore leave the meet ing ;