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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1947, Mason City, Iowa 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME T OF A to ARCHIVES MOIMC3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION U1UIJ VOL UOl Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 28 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One U S ASKS UN TO POLICE BALKANS BILL TO SPIKE CLOSED SHOPS WINS 1ST FIGHT Proponents Block Move in Senate to Delay Action Indefinitely Des Moines of a bill to prohibit labor unions from negotiating closed shop con tracts in Iowa won their first floor battle in the state senate Friday when they blocked a move to de lay action on the measure in definitely The test came on a proposal by Senator J Kendall Lynes R Plainfield to allow the bill to rest on the calendar until the senate could get an idea whether the house also would agree to act on it The roll call against delay was 28 to 19 with 3 members absent Technically the senate was in position to proceed with debate on the bill at once It went through the first formal steps of adopting the report of its labor committee which had returned the bill without recommendation Then other scheduled business interfered The senate ivent into executive session to confirm 7 ap pointments recently submitted by Gov Robert p Blue and by agreement adjourned over the weekend until 11 a m Monday Sponsors of the anticlosed shop bill gained the advantage of Hav ing it listed at the top of the cal endar under the head of unfin ished business so that it can be taken up any time after the legis lature reconvenes Monday Senator Lynes touched off a dispute with his proposed delay Republican Majority Leader Leo Elthon of Fertile joined Sen ator Arthur Jacobson RWau one of the sponsors of the senate bill in opposing Lynes motion to defer There has been muchmaneuv ering for position on this bill Elthon said A great many of us need to face the issue We hate to offend labor and we hate to offend industry But the session is drawing to a close If we are going to wait for the house to act and they are going to wait for us when will a decision be made It will never be made We should have a free and open debate on this bill and then vote our convictions As a substitute for Lynes mo tion to defer Jacobson moved that the bill be made a special order of business for a m Monday The senate accepted that as a substitute motion which immedi ately was voted down 28 to 19 This made the labor bill as the next order of business on the cal endar Iowa Boy 7 Killed When Hit by Auto Radcliffe Robert Hinde raker 7yearold son of Mr and Mrs Harvey Hinderaker of near Radcliffe was killed Thursday when struck by a car as he was walking home from the rural school he attended Hardin County Sheriff Paul Hodgson of Eldora said the boy was hit by an auto driven by James Patterson Waterloo who with 3 other Iowa State college students was returning to Ames Iowa Woman Killed in AlitoBus Collision Corning Mrs Linden Young 55 of near Lenox was killed Friday in the headon col lision of the automobile in which she was riding with a chartered motor bus The bus was carrying students of the Moody Bible Institute of Omaha members of the choir on a trip to Ohio Neither the driver James Eager Omaha nor the pas sengers were injured The accident occurred on high way 34 one mile east of Corning Linus More deputy sheriff said Mrs Youngs daughter Mrs James Shawler of Lenox was the driver of the car She suffered cuts and bruises SAME Black flu meins traffic dutli ID PHt Si ttonr Why Policemen Get Gray Hair Cedar Rapids Sgt Eddie Sterns didnt want to pick up the phone even though he was an old hand at police business and breaking bad news was just part of the routine In front of him on the station desk were a lunch box a little heap of school books and a small pair of snow pants which had been brought to the station by a whitefaced 12yearold Jack Invin Jack had found them on the bank of a rushing creek which emptied into a nearby covered sewer They were on top of a rock right near the sewer Jack said I hollered into the sewer but nobody answered Can I please go home now Stearns wished he could go home too but he dialed and got an answer Jimmy 9yearold son of Mr and Mrs James Richardson was safe at home So was his sister Joyce 7 who had lost the snow pants They had mislaid their things on the way home from school but hadnt missed them yet Anything doing a reporter asked the sergeant later Not a thing he answered Not a thing thank the Lord AP Wfrephoto ADMITS STRANGE Joseph Petroci of Pittsburgh talks to Reed Phillips Davenport chief of police Friday after Petroci admitted preparing a dose of sleeping powder for Edward J Purse who was found dead from the effects of the potion a week ago Charge Student With Murder in Sleeping Powder Slaying Petroci Says Victim Agreed to Turn Over Entire Estate to Him Davenport degree murder charges were filed Fri day against Steve Joseph Petroci 24 of Pittsburgh Pa a chiroprac tic student in connection with he death last Friday of Edward L Purse 62 from an overdose of sleeping powders Police Chief Reed Phillips who described the case as one of the strangest in the history of the po lice department said Petroci ad mitted the slaying in a signed statement after several days of questioning Phillips said the student ad mitted he prepared the fatal drink for Purse whom he referred to affectionately as Dad while under the impression that he would inherit a estate He was a roomer in the Purse home The chief said Petroci claims that he and Purse entered into a pact several weeks ago whereby the student would provide the in strument of death and would re ceive the entire estate However unknown to Petroci the victim had not changed his will although he caused the stu dent to believe he had Phillips said In fact the chief said Purse probably signed his own death warrant last Thursday when he casually remarked to Fetroci after they had visited an attor neys office I left you I suppose you will poison me Purses listed as Frank C Keppy after the body was found by Petroci inthe Purse home last Friday afternoon However Martin McCarthy Purses attorney became suspici ous regarding the circumstances surrounding his clients death and asked Phillips to investigate The case was turned over to Capt Harold A Thordsen Monday morning Attorney McCarthy executor of he will said the value of urses estate was estimated at approximately Thordsen quoted Petroci as say ing I sure was a sucker to let Purse sell me on that idea death previously was by Coroner War Widow and Lover tfeld in Babys Death Tcrre Haute Ind war widow and her lover were held Friday by police investigating the death of the womans 3yearold daughter Prosecutor John Jett said he was considering filing manslaugh er charges against Mrs Ella VIobley 21 and herboy friend John Fagan 23 Mrs Mobley told authorities she let Fagan beat her daughter Alice because she feared his jealousy of the baby would make him stop seeing her HOUSE TO ENTER PHONE DISPUTE Lawmaker to Ask Bill to Prevent Walkout Washington National Federation of Telephone Workers Ind Friday faced the threat of congressional action to prohibit the scheduled April 7 nationwide telephone strike The threat came from Chair man Fred A Hartley Jr of the house labor committee who said he would seek swift action on a bill which would empower the government to prevent the walk out by injunction without seizure of the telephone industry Union President Joseph Beirne refused to comment on Hartleys bill He said it would be discussed by the unions policy committee during the day Meanwhile the labor depart ment pressed efforts to bring the union and the telephone com panies to terms It instructed fed eral conciliators to call union management negotiating confer ences in 30 cities and to make telegraphic progress reports Hartley New Jersey republican said his bill would be taken up by the labor committee on Mon day and he thought it might be ready for bouse consideration by Wednesday He said it would be withdrawn if the dispute is settled meanwhile The measure would amend the NorrisLaGuardia act which for bids ttie use of injunction in private labor disputes It would remain in effect until an overall strikecontrol law is enacted Local conferences were called after the American Telephone Telegraph Co and its Bell sys tem affiliates refused to yield in their opposition to industrywide bargaining Union officials agreed to the local approach at a meet ing with labor department offi cials late Thursday but made it plain they would object to arbi tration at local levels MARSHALL HAS PLAN TO SPEED GERMANY PACT 3Point Proposal Gets Favorable Response From Other Ministers Moscow States Sec retary of State Marshall proposed to the council of foreign minis ters Friday a drastic 3point streamlining of its work on cur rent German peace treaty prob lems with an April 2 deadline for completing the job The speedup proposal met a generally favorable response from the other 3 ministers The council meanwhile failed completely to break the deadlock on German assets in Austria thus dimming the prospects for com pleting an Austrian treaty here The Russians have begun a bargaining drive in the confer ence to get reparations from cur rent German production it was learned but the United States and Britain thus far are standing against a proposed compromise Iran who served notice Friday through Ambassador Prince Mo zaffar Firouz that she would claim reparations from Germany at the peace conference for war damages listed While Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov made clear from the start that continuing reparations is the most Important Russian re quirement in any German econom ic settlement the situation had developed into a demand and counterdemand situation until an allnight session of the Big 1 councils coordinating committee Thursday night caused all the powers to begin playing some of their highest cards The ministers mean while made some siisTrit progress clearing up disputed pro visions of the Austrian treaty The deputies agreed to 5 technical and relatively minor points decided they could not agree on 4 others and received an Austrian political committee report on displaced per sons The report showed there was 4 power agreement in the committee that the Austrian displaced per sons question should be solved if possible by the removal of more than 400000 persons to Germany prior to the effective date of the Austrian treaty The coordinating committee which was supposed to have fin ished its job of listing agreements and disagreements last Tuesday actually completed the task at a m Friday and then recessed until 1 p m to review the final draft Informants said this would show that in exchanges to date on German political and economic problems there are disagreements of some kind on virtually every important issue On economic unity all 4 powers were said to have declared their agreement in principle but each had reservations about practical application So Sorry Omaha Commission er Joe Dolan was enroute home from a ceremony at which South Omaha Eagles had presented him with an outstanding citizen award when a police car pulled alongside his car Going a little fast werent you asked the cop I didnt think so Dolan re plied Dolans passenger Attorney William Raab estimated their speed had been 30 to 35 miles an hour Better pull over mister the cop said Whats your name Joe Dolan The fire commissioner Yes The officer was apologetic Im sorry commissioner Im sorry he said The commissioner who related the conversation said he would have been willing to accept the ticket but the officer beat a hur ried and embarrassed retreat AP Wlrcphoto THE MILKY street in Worchester Mass is a milky way since the truck Lloyd Martin was driving turned over after a collision with an automobile Friday Twentyfive cases of milk were scattered over the thoroughfare and Martin salvaged 2 lone quarts which sit on a case at the middle left Bradley Wants to Resign as House Group Favors VA Slash Measure to Chop Off From Funds Goes to Chamber Washington Omar N Bradley is serving as veterans ad ministrator only because he was asked to and he would like to quit as soon as possible This was revealed Friday as the house appropriations committee approved a bill chopping S551 020000 from funds sought by VA for operation until June 30 Brad ley made his wishes known in testimony before the committee The VA request was part of an additional sought by the budget bureau for a score of agencies The committee cut this total to It denied all of the S695700 asked by the na tional labor relations board The bill now goes before the house and then to the senate It was a day of loud and bitter talk on capitol hill Developments included Mine Disaster United Mine Workers President John L Lewis told a senate public lands com mittee that the men killed in the Centralia 111 mine explosion were murdered by the criminal negligence of Secretary of Inter ior J A Krug He said Krug failed to enforce the law and the safety code A special senate subcommittee was appointed Fri day to investigate the disaster H Earle once governor of Pennsylvania and later ambassador to Austria and Bulgaria told the house un American activities committee he doubted more than 10 per cent of us will be alive 5 years from now because of U S reluctance to attack Russia with atomic bombs Gov Kim Sigler of Mich igan told the committee commun ists are trying to take over labor unions preliminary to attempting to overthrow the government Committee Chairman J Parnell Thomas said he had proof U S communists are controlled by Rus sia Lilienthal Sen John W Bricker took up the attack on David E Lilienthals nomination to head the atomic en ergy commission He accused President Truman of withholding FBI records on Lilienthal from the committee which investigated the appointment and approved it 8 to 1 Bricker also told the sen ate he was advised that no inves tigation of Lilienthal was made by the FBI or army or navy intelli gence and the president did not ask for any Foreign A Porter who investigated the economy of Greece for President Truman told the house foreign affairs commit tee quick approval of the Greek Turkish aid program is necessary because Greece is now living on borrowed time he said the pro gram was the step least likely to lead to war Undersecretary of Navy John L Sullivan said the navy would be glad to give advice to any free people whose inde pendence is threatened by aggres sive forces According to ancient myths a dragon guarded the well of Ares Cadmus slew the dragon and sowed some of the teeth from which sprang the race of Spartans Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Not much change in temperature Lowest Friday night 25 to 30 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Not much change in temperature Low Friday night 26 to 30 High Saturday 38 to 43 south Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday and Saturday with occasional snow flurries Colder Saturday except in ex treme southeast Iowa 5Day Weather The mean temperature will average slightly above normal Iowa normal is 42 degrees Warmer Saturday colder Sunday Warmer Monday slightly cold er Tuesday Warmer Wednes day Precipitation will average one tenth inch except one fourth inch southern Iowa Rain or snow southern Iowa Monday and again late Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 26 At 8 a m Friday 28 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 38 700000 Germans Stone British in Riot Over Food Shortage Dusscldorf Germany mans in a crowd of about 100 000 stoned Britishoccupied build ings and attacked British military cars Friday in a 2hour demonstra tion over food shortages It was the most violent manifestation of unrest in the Ruhr since the oc cupation began and the biggest rally since Hitler Two military cars were over turned and one thrown in a park lake another carrying Brit ish and American correspondents was stoned by demonstrators win dows in the 3 British buildings were smashed Traffic was paralyzed as the huge crowd milled through the public park in the center of the city listening to speeches by trade union leaders British public safe ty officials said police reinforce ments were standing by but had been kept hidden from the view of the demonstrators Police had ad vised allied vehicles to avoid the area during the demonstration The crowd dispersed at noon some marching away in columns others streaming down the streets like a football crowd going home British officials say the 1550 calorie ration scale has not been met for the past few weeks and that some places received only 800 calories daily Workers abandoned factories shops and offices to parade to the park carrying banners with such slogans as We are hungry Dont let our children starve and We want bread Some banners called for the res ignation of Schlange Schoenigen German food chief in the British zone of occupation The whole demonstration had earmarks of systematic organiza tion and British officials said it was political but declined to name the party they believed respons ible German sourecs said com munists were responsible for the demonstration but said trade unionists did the detailed organ izing work Other demonstrations involving approximately 30000 persons were scheduled in various Ruhr towns including Hagen where 10000 were expected to participate Sol ingen where some 3000 may par ade and villages in the Arnsberg area where many Germans are scheduled to evacuate their homes to make room for families of Bel gian occupation forces DEATH TOLL IN MINE UP TO 78 33 Men Still Missing in Illinois Tragedy Cfentralia 111 workers chancing injury and pos sible death themselves found the bodies of 11 more dead in the Centralia Coal companys mine No 5 Friday and the toll of Tues days explosion advanced toward the predicted 111 Exploration of the long1 subter ranean corridors was expected to be completed Friday but no one save kinfolk clinging desperately to their hopes believed a single survivor would be found in the debris Several hours were expected to elapse before the 11 bodies found Friday could be moved to the shaft and brought to the surface for identification Meanwhile 18 of the 32 corpses removed Thurs day night and early Friday were identified The new find placed at 78 the number of known dead 53 of whom have been identified and brought to the surface Of the re mainder of 142 men in the mine at the time of the blast 33 re mained unaccounted for and 31 rescued SOLONSAPPROVE INSURANCE HEAD Webster Cityan New State Commissioner Des Moines fP The senate Friday confirmed the appoint ment of Sterling Alexander of Webster City as new state com missioner of insurance and ap proved nominations of 6 other ap pointees recently sent to it by Gov Robert D Blue Alexander who will assume his duties July 1 succeed In surance Commissioner Charles R Fischer Onawa who had served since 1939 The position pays 000 a year and the term is for 4 years Other appointees confirmed by the senate were Fred B Gilbert State Center to the state highway commission to succeed himself for the 4 year term beginning July 1 salary 000 a year Arthur C Gingcrich Wellman to replace R E Stewart Ottum wa on the state conservation commission July 1 William Darbyshire Rockwell City to succeed Earl Elijah Clar ence on the state soil conserva tion commission July 1 Percy E Norris Centcrville to succeed Harry E List Independence on the aeronautics commission July 1 Hal H Lang Sioux City and Alfred Dement Anita to succeed themselves on the real estate com mission July 1 The ninebanded armadillo found in Texas and Arizona and in some South American countries bears its young in Jitters of four and the members of each litter are invariably of the same sex AUSTIN STATES OTHER NATIONS MAY GET HELP Says New Aid Policy Temporary and UN Is Expected to Take Over Lake Success Nt Y United States Friday called on the United Nations to establish per manent machinery to police the strifetorn Balkans and revealed hat the new Truman Doctrine may be extended to other coun ries in addition to Greece and Turkey The American declaration was ilaced before the United Nations security council in response to widespread charges that President Truman had bypassed UN ma hincry in calling upon congress for a uniIalcral American aid program for Greece and Turkey Warren R Austin American UN delegate presented the U S statement and announced he was prepared for immediate debate on he American program if the council so desired Austins chief points United Stales wishes the UN Balkan commission to station observers on the Greek frontier and to consider establishment of permanent UN border control system for the Balkans Trumans aid pro posals comprehend more than Greece or Turkey or in other words extension of the quarantine communism program to other countries is contemplated United Stales respects the right of all nations to whatever way of lite or system of govern ment they choose so long as the choice is free and they do not in terfere with the rights of other countries or the liberties of other peoples American program is emergency and temporary and the United States expects UN agencies to take over the problem after the U S program has been gotten under way In his 4000word declaration Auslin made no mention whatever of the military nature of the American program or of the strategic importance of the middle eastern area or of Mr Trumans desires to quarantine commu major points placed before congress by administration spokesmen He described the American pro gram throughout as one of econ omic financial and advisory as sitance He did not explain to the council the Turkish aspect of the American loan proposal merely mentioning that Turkey had asked the United States for financial help He gave no indication of what other countries the new doctrine might be applied to although state department spokesmen have said a similar operation for Korea is being studied by diplomatic and military specialists The United States is giving momentum to the United Nations by its present policy and it desires and welcomes corresponding inter est and support from other mem bers of the United Nations he declared Predicting an intensification of guerrilla fighting in northern Greece with the spring thaw Aus tin proposed a permanent UN patrol to maintain constant watch for violations of the border sep arating Greece from SovietOr iented Yugaslavia Bulgaria and Albania The United States he said now has a special and pressing in terest in seeing that the security council takes effective action in that part of the world He invited the UN to develop a program for providing loans and sending a permanent economic advisory commission to Greece These however are longrange programs Austin said They cannot meet the present emerg ency Delay Eviction Action on Fort Des Moines Vets DCS Moines on evic tion notices served on veterans living at the Fort Des Moines tem porary housing project has been postponed until Tuesday Roy Stcphenson mayor of the project said Tuesday A total of 50 veterans had been notified by registered mail a week ago that action would be taken unless delinquent rent was paid All had paid up except 18 and those were notified to vacate Stephenson said A meeting to discuss the rent situation at the project will be held Monday evening and any tenant who has received a notice to quit and has not been able to work out an arrangement to pay his rent will be heard at this meet ing Stephenson said ;