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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION irrnni VOL LTV Fms and United Frew full LMM Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 6 1948 This Paper at Two in Government Orders New Meat Talks Call for ReOpening of Negotiations in Chicago on Saturday Chicago government Thursday ordered negotiations re sumed in Chicago Saturday in an effort to settle the nationwide meat strike Less than 24 hours after medi ation efforts broke down in Wash ington Cyrus S Ching director of the federal mediation and con ciliation service sent his 3 top conciliators to Chicago to try again Union Willing The striking CIO United Pack inghouse Workers Union said it would be willing to take part in Call Rail Union Leaders to White House Session the new talks Representatives of the major AP Wirephoto GOV AND MRS FOLSOM Jim Takes a Wife i f Montgomery Ala James E Folsom of Alabama whose antics with the women earned him the title of Kissing Jim has married the 21 year old girl who once left him speechless The surprise wedding of the 6feet 8inch widower to Miss Jamelle Moore who stands 5feet5 took place late Wednesday at Rockford Ala For the 39 year old governor and father of 2 small daughters his marriage to the brunette stateemployed secretary was the climax to a busy 24 months political otherwise Early last March he was named defendant in a paternity suit brought by an attractive red haired divorcee who charged he was the father of her 2 year old son He shortly thereafter took a trip to Washington and New York Target of Whistles In Washington government sec retaries leaned out of windows and some even whistled In New York a models group named him the most eligible bachelor of the year and he stopped traffic on meat packers did not comment immediately Negotiations were moved to Washington last week when fed eral mediators were unable to make any headway in Chicago Meanwhile the UPW said it would file suits for damages and injunctions against the big four meat packing companies Restraining Suits The suits a union announce ment said seek to restrain the companies from violating senior ity vacation and sick pay con tract divisions Targets were Ar mour Co the Cudahy Packing Co Swift and Co and Wilson and Co In its suits prepared for filing in U S district court here the union asked an order preventing the companies from circulating letters which it said threatened workers with loss of their senior ity because of the strike No amount of damages was set in the suits Union spokesmen said the damages would be in a sub stantial amount but that sums would have to be fixed by locals 66 of which were directly covered in the suits The union said it also will sue for damages to each of its members affected by the al leged contract violations Truce Effort in Palestine Breaks Down Washington new effort by the United States to end the fighting in Palestine and get the British to extend their rule be yond May 15 has fallen through Diplomatic officials revealed Thursday that a 4point proposal was presented to Jewish and Arab representatives by United States officials at United Nations head quarters in New York Monday It included an offer for Presi dent Truman to supply a special plane to send Jewish Arab and other truce negotiators to the Holy Land to negotiate an end to the fighting Informants said that the propo sition was turned down by Jewish leaders Tuesday night Arab lead ers rejected it within the last 24 hours The British were reported to have said they would be willing to do what they could if Jews and Arabs agreed but that they are committed by decision of parlia ment to give up their Palestine mandate May 15 Another Iowa Hog to Truman Dysart Iowa hog was on its way to President man Thursday as protest against continuance of the strike in the fneat packing industry R H Daily farmer near here has shipped a 230pound hog by express to the president He said he was challenging the president to feed it for 30 days and see if he could make any profit on the transac tion Daily said he normally fed between 100 and 150 hogs at this time of the year but was feeding only 40 now The packers he declared are taking advantage of the present sit uation Meat prices as compared to what packers are paying for live hogs are away out of line he asserted Lee Hartman Ventura farmer last Sunday shipped a hog to Tru man Decker Meat Union Submits Contempt Case to High Court Railroads Preparing for Strike Chicago nations rail roads Thursday began posting lay off notices in preparation for Tuesdays strike Some roads an nounced embargoes as union lead ers were summoned to Washing ton for a new attempt to settle the dispute Under their contracts the in Soaking Rains Fall in Iowa 223 Inches Reported in Indianola Sector Des Moines rains Fifth avenue by kissing most of the girls within reach Still later in Texas he was pho tographed on a kissing spree and even before this there were stories of his crosscountry romance with Virginia Warren daughter of Cali fornia Gov Earl Warren After Wednesdays ceremony at a little Baptist church the gov ernor and his bride returned to Montgomery for a brief talk with newspapermen Afterwards the governor and Mrs Folsom disap peared the governor saying he plannec to be back in the office Thursdny Stopped Cold The governor told the news papermen his first meeting with the young girl who now is the first lady of Alabama I was making a speech he said when I was running for governor I saw her in the crowd and I stopped speaking I missed about a minute of my speech be fore I could catch up While the new Mrs Folsom toyed witha lock of hair and ob served I feel like Im going around in circles the governor told how the wedding came about We just took off from work he said She quit her job today She just up and lost her job at the highway department Comb Atlantic for Missing Airplane Halifax N S UR dozen rescue planes searched the north Atlantic Thursday for an Ameri can DC3 with 2 men aboard which was a day overdue in flight from Gander Nfld to Shan non Eire Airport officials at Gander said the plane was owned by the Su perior Oil company of Los Angeles and identified the men only as L D P Wornock and A R W Par ker The plane was said to be or a special flight from New York to Cairo The plane left Gander Tuesday night and was due at Shannon at a m EOT Wednesday Hrads County Schools Council Bluffs W Barker 37 Council Bluffs was named county superintendent o schools Wednesday by the Potta wattamie county board of educa tion He succeeds Mrs Laura Leonard who is retiring after 2 ranging up to 223 inches at In dianola fell in Iowa Wednesday and during the night It rained in eastern Iowa Thurs day morning but the rain front was moving eastward out of the state Skies were clear in most of the slate The weather bureau said there was no indication cf any flood threat Heavy rains included 168 inches in Des Moines 145 at Monroe 140 at Marshalltown and 142 at Cres ton Other moisture figures Dubuque 117 Cedar Rapids 116 Van Meter and Webster City 123 Waterloo 105 Ames 101 Iowa Falls 100 Decorah 98 Fort Dodge 90 Mason City 78 Charles City 79 Keokuk 63 Onawa 57 Carroll 55 Burlington 50 Oska loosa 46 Iowa City 43 Daven port 42 Alta 37 Cherokee 35 Lamoni 27 Albia and Ottumwa 23 Council Bluffs 19 and At lantic 16 Senate Votes Cash to Hike Air Strength Washington UR The senate Thursday overwhelmingly ap proved a bill putting up the cash to start the air force on its way toward building up a 70group force of modern fighting planes The vote was 74 to 2 Only Sens Glen H Taylor run ning mate of Henry A Wallace on the 3rd party and Harry P Cain RWash voted against the bill Vote The senate approved a bill ap propriating for tile air force The house has approved similar legislation but the bill was returned to the lower cham ber for agreement on minor dif ferences The senates approval was given after Chairman Styles Bridges R N H of the appropriations com mittee said the 70group air force is needed to protect the nation against any Russian attempt at a super Pearl Harbor Ignore Truman The 70group air force is more Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cooler Thursday night with lowest 35 to 40 Fair and warmer Friday with afternoon highs 65 to 70 Iowa Fair and cooler Thursday night Friday mostly fair and warmer Low Thursday night 38 to 42 High Friday 65 to 68 Minnesota Fair and cool Thursday night Friday fair and warmer Temperatures near freezing north portion Thursday night Scattered light frost southeast portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 66 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Thursday 47 Precipitation 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 40 Meteorologist Dies Sioux City M An derson 48 chief meteorologist at Sioux City for nearly 10 years died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his office Prior to coming here Anderson had been with the Keokuk office for 8 years than the administration wanted President Truman and Defense Secretary James Forrestal asked first for a 55group air force and then under congressional pressure went up to a 66group compro mise The senate and house approval was a victory however for Air Secretary W Stuart Symington who bucked the administration to plug for the 70group force Claim Entry of Red Spies Mundt Say si 2700 in Diplomatic Guise Washington Mundt RS Dak said Thursday 12700 Russian spies came into this coun try last year under the guise of diplomatic immunity Mundt said a bill he has drafted to hobnle American communists may help stop this flow He made the statement before the house rules committee Shortly after the committee agreed to permit the house to consider the bill next week Three congressmen Reps Klein DN Marcantonio ALN Y and Isacson ALN opposed bringing the bill to the floor They argued proper public hearings have not been held Rep Nixon chairman of a house unAmerican activi ties subcommittee which handled the bill replied his group had had adequate hearings on bills similar to this Mundt predicted the bill will go whizzing through the house He added that prospects of pas sage in the senate now seem ex tremely good Decker Union Pickets Fined 4 Get Penalties for Assault and Battery Four pickets of the striking CIOUnited Packinghouse Work ers were fined and costs each on charges of assault and bat tery in a hearing in municipal po lice court before B R Dunn po lice judge Thursday The 4 are Leo L Espinosa 1425 Madison N W Harold A Davis 902 Monroe N W Mike W Thomas 944 lith N E Willis W Haunches 225 15th N W George D Dunn union attorney said the cases would be appealed to district court Appeal bond was set at for each of the 4 de fendants Murray Finley assistant county attorney prosecuted for the state Dismiss Charges A similar charge against Anton Anderson 610 Delaware N E was dismissed and 2 charges of disor derly conduct against Henry Dietz 20 9th N W and Harry G Cownie Des Moines CIO field represent ative were dismissed Complainants in the assault and battery charges were 4 employes of the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant Robert Lynde Ro land Bartusek Samuel Grove and George Schadt The charges were the outgrowth of a fight when the workers were leaving the main gate of the plant Saturday night Des Moines The City local of the United Packing house Workers CIO asked the Iowa supreme court Thursday to review a case in which District Judge Tom Boynton convicted the union local and 47 of its members of contempt of court Chief Justice John E Mulroney set the matter for hearing next Saturday at 10 a m to decide whether the court will review the case The case arose out of the strike at the Decker packing plant at Mason City There had been an injunction against the union in terfering with the companys busi ness Company officials contended in the contempt case that union pickets prevented hog trucks from entering the plant The union local and its 47 mem bers were fined a total of 86300 The members given the al ternative of jail sentences of varying lengths The filing of the request for re view will delay carrying out the district court order at least until the supreme court decides whe ther it will review the case If the court decides to review the case the district court order will not be enforced until the su preme court rules following the review Arrest 2 Youths for Exploding Dynamite Caps in Des Moines Des Moines teenage youths who Lt Ralph Brophy said had been exploding dynamite caps in various parts of the city to hear people yell were in cus tody Thursday Brophy commander of the po lice juvenile bureau said the ar rested youths 14 and 15 years old had confessed to stealing 100 dyn amite caps from an abandoned coal mine west of the city limits The boys admitted Brophy said giving one of the caps to Ivan Waddell 14 who suffered the loss of 3 left hand fingers in an ex plosion last Sunday Brophy said the 2 boys were turned over to juvenile authori ties Refuse Fine Suspension Judge Boynton Rules Penalties Must Stand The application for suspension of the fines totaling against 45 members of local union 3H of the United Packinghouse Work ersCIO Thursday was denied by Judge Tom Boynton in district court at Mason City The judge ruled that he had the power to remit all or part of the fines he had assessed for con tempt of court in connection with violation of a temporary injunc tion but based his refusal on the facts that 1 Such a remission is not a matter of right but of forbear ance 2 No one of the applicants has orally or in writing expressed any regret for having violated the temporary injunction nor have any of them given any assurance of future good conduct Notice of appeal of the district court judgment to the state su preme court has been filed by at torney lor the union and its mem bers and the lines need not be paid until the supreme court makes its ruling Of the 45 involved 24 have since been cited for contempt a 2nd time in connection with viola tion of the injunctions prohibi tion of mass picketing at the gates of the strikebound Jacob E Deck er and Sons packing plant Two union officials Charles Kranz and Art Costello and the union itself did not ask for sus pension of their fines of each dividual roads are required to give anywhere from 5 days to 48 hours notice of impending layoffs Rail spokesmen said abolition of jobs spoken of in some announcements was merely a legal way ot saying layoff Embargo Shipments Meantime the roads began other preparations for the strike through embargoing food and animal ship ments This is being done both to avoid damage claims and to pre vent jamming of terminal yards The Pennsylvania announced it would shut down its entire system and not attempt to operate trains but the Illinois Central said it would try to maintain operations as normally as possible The Lou isville and Nashville the Missouri Kansas and Texas the Missouri Pacific and the St LouisSan Francisco placed their embargo for Friday The Southern railroad made its ban effective at a m Satur day The Association of American Railroads said no general embargo action is planned since such steps arc up to the individual roads Rock Island Considering Officials of the Rock Island Burlington and Milwaukee roads said they did not plan embargoes immediately but had the matter under consideration The layoff notices were spread throughout the nation although some roads like the Southern Pa cific said they had no immediate plans for furloughing The Balti more and Ohio said it would not Conference Is Arranged for Friday Railroad Association President Summoned to Talk With Steelman Washington white house began direct efforts Thurs day to head off the threatened railroad strike W T Faricy president of the Association of American Rail roads was called in Thursday afternoon for a conference with Dr John R Steelman presidential assistant and labor expert Chiefs of the 3 railroad broth erhoods threatening a strike were asked to a conference Friday at 9 a m Far icys visit suggested the pos sibility that Steelman had some definite proposal he wanted to lay before the union men and de sired to talk it over first with the railroad association leader No Hints Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross who made the recall 8500 employes still laid off in the wake of the recent coal strike and added that all its men will be laid off at 1101 p m CST Wednesday Truman Considers Visit to Iowa Town Truman is considering a visit to this town of GOO population next month Irvin F Duddleson and Elmer Henderson publishers of the weekly Johnson county Democrat said they learned this Thursday in a letter from a while house secretary The newspapermen said they in vited the president last month to stop here for a democratic rally during his planned trip to the west coast Mr Truman is sched uled to cross Iowa June 5 during the ChicagoOmaha leg of his journey The white house letter said the presidents itinerary still is in definite but that every consider ation is being given to the in vitation Iowa Girl Killed in Traffic Accident Manchester fP Barbara Schirmer Gyearold first grade student was killed Wednesday when shewas run over by a school bus Sheriff Carl Anderson said The accident occurred in front of the farm home of the girls par ents Mr and Mrs Francis Schir mer cast of Greeley Andorson said the children home from bus taking school hac AP Wircphoto PAGE Doheney 11 receives from Mrs Mary Thomann money with which to purchase a bi cycle Freddie found Mrs Thomanns pocketbook contain ing in Medford Mass but rather than touch the money he borrowed a nickel from his brother to call the police The lad refused a reward but Mrs Thomann per suaded him to take money to buy a bike Now Freddie says he is going to give the bike to his brother stoppeu to let off the 3 Schirmer children The sheriff said thai Mrs Goldie Hilsenbeck driver oC the bus evidently thought the children wore clear of the ve hicle and started up again SAME BUck ttmfTU la M Limit Talks on Oleo Bill Senate Finance Body Tackles Tax Repeal Washington UR The senate finance committee voted unani mously Thursday to limit its oleo hearings to 2 days The move appeared to assure senate action this session on the houseapproved bill to repeal fed eral taxes on oleomargarine Oleo forces were confident the senate would approve the bill They won a surprise victory Wednesday in the first senate test vote on the issue By a vote of 47 to 30 the bill was referred to the finance committee instead of the reportedly lessfriendly agricul ure committee Finance Chairman Eugene D Vlillikin R Colo said the time or testimony at the hearings on Way 1718 will be divided equally Between supporters and opponents if the legislation ssue Well Hashed Longer hearings are considered unnecessary he said because the matter hnd been thoroughly inshed over in bothhouse and sen to some extent n this committee Sen J William Fulbrijht D a leader ofthe oleo tax bloc said the test was a fair sample of the vote that will come on the merits of the bill it self Sen Burnet R Mnybank DS said a grfiss injustice of 62 years standing has moved nearer to corrections This majority stamp of ap proval he said undoubtedly will be reflected in the final vote to repeal the discriminatory taxes and license fees on margarine Chairman Eugene D Millikin said his finance com mittee will take up the bill with out delay It probably will be re turned to the v floor within a few weeks See Truman O K Already approved by the house the measure is virtually certain of being signed by President Truman provided it wins a senate okay If the bill becomes law house wives in 26 states will pay less for precolored oleo The repealer would not affect the laws of 22 other states which specifically for bid the manufacture and sale of colored oleo Originally Senate President Ar thur H Vandenberg had ruled that the oleo issue was within the jur isdiction of the agriculture com mittee announcement was asked if any definite proposal would be pre sented to the brotherhood leaders I cant say any more than I have Ross replied The brotherhood leaders are Alvanley Johnston of the Locomo tive engineers David B Robert son of the Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and A J Glover of the Switchmens union Johnston who was in Cleveland Thursday said he would leave for Washington Thursday night Rob ertson is already here Johnston told reporters Steel man indicated to him that he wanted to talk first with the union men then call in representatives of railroad management Truman Gets Reports Steelman has been keeping in constant touch with the railroad situation and reporting to Presi dent Truman Ross was asked whether Steel man would have a similar confer ence with representatives of the railroads I cant say as yet Ross said I have told you all that has been done to date Steelman reached Glover by telephone at Buffalo and got as surance Glover would attend Robertson said he would White House aides would not discuss what possible action might be taken if Steelman cannot per suade the parties to reach an agreement Shun Questions They turned aside such ques tions as whether Mr Truman will talk personnally with the disput ants whether the union leaders might be asked to postpone the strike dats or whether the gov ernment might seize the rail roads A pea by the president for the Railroad owners and the unions to settle their wage dispute with out a strike is known to be under j consideration White house aides will recommend it only if con vinced there is a possibility the plea vould be heeded As a1 last resort the president might order seizure of the rail roads under a World war I emer gency act which has never been repealed in full Other presi dential authority to take over properties involved in labor dis putes was wiped out a year ago by congress Marshall Urges Reciprocal Trade Washington of State Marshall urged congress Thursday to continue the recipro cal trade program as the key stone of our foreign policy If congress cripples it he said the world will say America has surrendered its economic leader ship Marshall appeared before a house ways and means subcom mittee to plead for a 3year ex tension of the 14yearold reci procal trade law now due to end June 12 Any serious weakening of the trade agreements act at this critical period in world affairs he declared would almost cer tainly be regarded by other coun tries not only as a surrender of our leadership in the international economic field but also a repudi ation of much that has been ac complished by our leadership in that field Settle Strike Rapids ff A 2day work stoppage of union plumbers here has been settled The plumbers went back to work Wednesday after a wage increase agreement ;