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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NeWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imnri Stop Heavy Red Attacks on Shanghai Communists Thrust Deeper Into South China Is Claim By FRED HAMPSON Shanghai Thousands of Chinese communist troops Satur day hammered with little success at Shanghais outer defenses a garrison communique The communique said 15000 reds m 2 groups attacked on 2 sectors 30 miles west and 35 miles northwest of Shanghai The de fenders assertedly hurled the reds back with heavy losses Another attack still swirled about a 3rd anchor in Shanghais defense 50 miles to the southwest The communique indicated the reds were making little progress here Red spearheads however ap peared to be thrusting ever deep er into South China along a notched front of more than 300 miles stretching southwestward from the Shanghai area to Nan chang Near U S Base The communists Saturday claimed the capture of Lingshan 33 miles northeast of the United States naval base at Tsingtao A broadcast by the red radio at Peip ing said Lingshan was taken by communist troops attacking TsimoTsingtao outer defenses Tsimo is a town 23 miles north east of Tsingtao which is the op erating base S naval forces in the western Pacific These forces are commanded by Vice Adm Oscar Badger The Tsingtao area on the Shan tung peninsula of northeastern China has long been cut off by the communists from the rest of China by land The Shanghai dis patch did not indicate whether the Lingshan operation was the begin ning of an allout assault on Tsing tao Until now at least the com munists have shown no disposition to close in on the city Nanchangr Besieged Press reports said that Nan chang the city which guards the eastern approaches to the vital HankowCanton railroad was in a state of siege Chinese communist columns already more than 150 miles south of their Yangtze bridgeheads seisyng more stretches of the railway which once linked Shanghai with Nan chang Previous reports had the clos est communists still 52 miles from Nanchang The newspapers Sin Wan Pao and Ta Kung Pao said in a dis patch from Nanchang that most of the citys shops were closed The government bank was sus pended and bus service was halted The garrison communique said the main red force which took Hangchow 100 miles southwest of Shanghai appeared to be moving south These communists last were reported about 35 miles south of Hangchow To Drag Lake for Missing Humboldt Pair Humboldt search for Mr and Mrs John Russell of Humboldt missing for almost a week in their light plane centered on Chicago Saturday after a re port that an oil slick had been discovered on Lake Michigan near that city Albert Morehouse Russells uncle received the report from Chicago late Friday He and other relatives of the missing couple left for Chicago at once and reported Saturday they hoped to start dragging an area of the lake near Chicago Sunday The reported discovery of fhe oil slick heightened fears thatthe Russells may have crashed into the lake shortly after taking off in their Aeronca last Sunday from a lakefront airport in Chicago to return to Humboldt They have not been heard from since Four volunteer pilots took off at Oelwein Saturday and searched northeast Iowa without finding a trace of the missing plane The air search has been constant since Sunday 5 Play Hooky But Get Full Pardon Fort Dodge UR Five high school students congratulated themselves Saturday on getting off Scot free after they were caught playing hooky Principal Wesley Erbe was ready to meet out punishment to the 5 for missing classes without permis sion to attend a school meeting at Storm Lake Then 1 of the 5 handed Erbe a letter It was a full pardon from Gov William S Beardsley who attended the meeting as principal speaker CRASH VICTIM DIES Estherville Vincent Has e 11 35 year old Graettinger farmer died in an Estherville hos pital Friday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Has was injured Thursday night ta the collision of 2 cars on high way 9 east of Estherville MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 7 1949 This Paper Consists Two Onm No 18t TRAPEZE PERFORMER FALLSA trapeze performer billed as The Great Tr scoTs removed by prop men at the Ringing Brothers Barnum and Bailey circis in Madison Square Garden Friday night after he fell 40 feet when the bar on which he was doing I neadstand broke Hospital attendants said he was seriously hurt with possible internal i His wife assisted him in the act and saw him fall U S Britain France to Meet Before Big 4 Session in Paris Midwest to Get Relief From Heat By UNITED PRESS Middlewesterners Saturday were promised a respite from a record oreaking heat wave Cheyenne Wyo citizens brushed snow off their sidewalks and west Texans surveyed damage caused by a tor nado that killed 2 persons Streets in Lubbock Texas were underwater after a 5inch rain and boats were used to move resi dents to and from their homes in flat sections A woman was killed when she tried to turn on an elec ric light while standing in her Hooded living room Easterners appeared due for an other hot day before relief arrives from a cool front that started chilling the plains states Friday But the thermometer would not reach the record 93 which baked New Yorkers Friday forecasters promised Tha Rev S C Scott a minister of the Church of Christ and his daughter were killed when a tor nado hit Sundown Tex Friday night and flattened 8 homes Scotts wife and son were injured critically but highway patrolmen said no other fatalities were re ported A reading of 908 set a new high for the date for the 4th day run ning at Chicago as did a reading of 90 at Indianapolis Friday while Omaha Nebr chilled down to 1 Forecasters predicted snow for southern Wyoming and western Colorado and said upper Michi gan would be one of the coldest spots in the country Agriculture experts said it was too early to determine how much damage cold gusty winds did to ruit trees in Utah A sudden gust Friday caught Paul J Ordener 23 off balance and blew him from atop a 75foot oil well near Ver nal Utah He was killed instantly Say Recovery Slowed by EGA Washington United Na tions commissions report that the Marshall plan is retarding Euro pean recovery provoked new con gressional demands Saturday for a cut in U S foreign aid spending The report issued Friday in Geneva Switzerland said the aid program was encouraging isola tionism among European nations and thereby retarding recovery Senate Republican Leader Ken neth Wherry served notice he in tends to try and trim the author ized appropriation for the administrations European recovery program When the EGA program comes back to us in the appropriation bill he said lets cut it to thfc bone like other apropriations Wherry said for that matter he favors a 15 per cent cut in tne entire budget SAME 133 M London foreign office spokesman said Saturday Britain France and the United States will hold preliminary talks in Paris before sitting down with Russia in the Big 4 conference on Ger many May 23 The spokesman said the 3 pow ers would be represented by senior persons at the precon ference talks The French foreign office already has announced that Doctor Philip Jessup U S am bassadoratlarge is flying to Paris this weekend British officials said Friday the ministers will have an open agenda Observers said this means the representatives of the United States Russia Britain and France hope to avoid reopening old quar rels Start Strategy Plans Meanwhile American British and French experts have begun to exchange ideas on conference strategy They are making every effort to avoid giving Russia the idea that they are ganging up on her British foreign office experts have begun work on a new state ment of political and economic principles which they feel should govern any German settlement official sources said In this they are taking into account develop ments since the last 4power con ference in London in December 1947 These include the 3 veteran powers agreements to 1 Merge the 3 western occupa tion zones into Trizonia 2 Put Germanys industrially rich Ruhr valley under control of the United States Britain France Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg Up German Production 3 Raise the level of German in dustrial production and reduce drastically the program of dis mantling German industries 4 Give the Netherlands Bel gium and Luxembourg portions of Germanys border territory 5 Set up a west German federal republic by July 15 Another development to be faced is Russias call for withdrawal of all occupation forces 1 year after the signing of an allGerman peace settlement Both American and British of ficials say they expect Russia to introduce a new plan for estab lishing a government for all Germany One American diplomat said the western powers would oppose such a move because a centralized German government might turn into a dictatorship Demos Face Blocking of Labor Bill Washington UR The demo cratic high command conceded Saturday that circumstances and political logrolling may block passage of any administration la bor bill by the 81st congress Senator J Howard McGrath who also is chairman of the Democratic National com mittee indicated in a weekly com mittee publication Capital Com ment that if this happens the democrats will take their case to the voters in the 1950 congression al elections He said he believes the voters who elected President Truman in 1948 support his labor legislation program which calls for repeal of the TaftHartley act and enact ment of an improved Wagner act If circumstances and political logrolling should block such a program in this congress he said I am confident that in 1950 these voters will find a way to make their wishes clear to everyone and to insure passage of the type of labor legislation for which they voted last November He added however that he is hopeful that satisfactory legis lation can still be passed at this session of congress Meanwhile Senator Harry F Byrd DVa said he planned to support amendments sponsored by Senator Robert A Taft RO to write the principles of the Taft Hartley set into the administra tions bill Senator Allen J El lender DLa former labor com mittee member who helped frame the TaftHartley law said he also expects to give general support to the Taft amendments Dutch and Indonesians Agree oiy Peace Move Batavia Java Dutch and the Indonesians reached an agreement Saturday which may go far toward restoring peace to the East Indies The Dutch agreed to help set up a new Indonesian re publican government in Jogjakar ta the Indonesian capital which Netherlands troops captured in their police action last Decem ber In return the Indonesians agreed to order guerrillas in the back country to stop shooting and to urge Indonesian participation in a peace round table at the Hague Illinois Man Dies After Auto Crash Mt Pleasant B Kennel 69 of Peoria 111 died in a hospital here Friday night as a result of auto accident injuries Sheriff John W Duggins said Kennels station wagon went into a ditch Tuesday night on high way 218 about 10 miles south of Mt Pleasant He suffered head injuries 9 broken ribs and inter nal injuries the sheriff said Ken nel was alone in his vehicle Purchasing Agents See 2 Avenues for Depression to Come New York U S purchasing agents after a 5week seminar in purchasing manage ment at Columbia university is sued the opinion Saturday that there are only 2 avenues along which a depression is likely to de velop 1 The possibility that we will talk ourselves into one 2 The eventuality that Russia will declare and practice peace They said that if neither avenue develops the United States prob ably will experience a downward period of prices and business ac tivity the pattern of which would avoid the depression effect Fortyfive purchasing agents representing a variety o f indus tries attended the seminar Korean Red Menace Made in Washington Says President Rhee Seoul fi Koreas communist menace was made in Washington as well as in Moscow President Syngman Rhee asserted Saturday And he asked if America stands ready to battle the red threat to his nation The republic of Korea is strug gling for its life against a com munist menace that is not of its own making he said in a state ment When Japan was defeated there were no communists in Ko rea They were invited in by the division of our country across the middle by Russian American agreement The republic Rhee heads governs only South Korea which was American occupied after the war A Korean communist regime rules North Korea which formerly was Russian occupied There have been frequent border clashes Reuther Okays Bid to Parley on Strike Germans Rush New State Setup Want Job Done Before Big4 Parley in Paris Bonn Germany Germany has said no to com munist pleas to halt formation of its proposed new state Her political leaders meeting here Friday night completed all but the final formalities of adopt ing a west German constitution They scheduled the last step of adoption for Sunday the 4th an niversary of Germanys surrender in World war II and voted to place government in the hands of an interim organization until a regular government can be formed in July The constitutional convention clearly was speeding its work to beat the Wednesday midnight deadline for lifting the German blockades under the New York agreement announced Thursday by Russia and the western pow ers Work on Transport The western occupation powers want the west German govern ment to be the one for all Germany if there is an eventual union of the soviet zone with the Ameri can British and French zones The developments came as Rus sia and the western allies worked at top speed to lift their blockades at midnight Wednesday The ac tual work will be done by German transportation experts The task involves complex tech nical problenisraiidtthecomplicate ing threat of a rail workers strike Employes who live in western Berlin but work on Russiancon trolled rail lines in the eastern sector threatened to strike unless they are paid in west marks They now receive sovietbacked east marks which are worthless in the western sector Claim No Vote Such a strike would cripple Berlins elevated lines as well as railway traffic into and out of Berlin The interim organization to handle governmental details until formation of the new west German government was assailed by com munists They claimed it virtually created a new government with out giving the people a chance to vote on it The noncommunists pointed out that it will in no sense be a permanent organization that an early step after adoption of the constitution will be the election of a parliament to take office in July The people will elect 400 dele gates to the parliaments lower house or Bundestag The 11 state legislatures will choose the mem bers of the upper house or Bun desrat Each state will have at least 3 members Some will have 5 depending on population Cloudy Sticky Weather Likely DCS Mbines sticky weather is in store for Iowa over the weekend with southerly winds and increasing humidities The weather bureau said it will be partly cloudy Sunday and a little warmer Southerly winds 20 miles per hour will help push the mercury into the low 70s The low Saturday night will range from 45 to 55 with the lows Sun day night ranging from 50 to 55 Most of the state will get show ers Monday but the western sec tion wil be clear Tuesday as the showers continue in the eastern portion of the state Most of the state reported cool temperatures Friday but the mer cury climbed up to 82 at Water loo Last night the low temper ature in the state was 40 at Ma son City Only a trace of precipitation waa reported during the 24 hours ended at a m at Mason City Cedar Rapids and Burlington RIGHT FORMULA Des Moines Young and Jake Mehmen both 18 laughed when Municipal Judge Ralph D Moore fined them each for drinking beer in a pub lic place and disturbing the peace Friday When their chuckling continued despite warnings Moore raised the sentences to 7 days in jail on each charge They laughed again Lets see you laugh this off Moore said He raised the jail sen tences to a total of 60 days There was order in the court AP Wirephoto for these Fords will have to wait until the end of the strike for delivery Pictured is a de serted assembly line at the River Rouge plant as the 3rd day of the strike began List Results in Music Contest North lowans Get Ratings at Perry Iowa winners at thestate highschoolmusic contest finals held Saturday according to partial results are as follows Girls I Shef field Flag i v i s i o n II Osage Marble Rock Flute I Jean Marty Mason City division II Lucille Mitchell Northwood Greta Juhlen Mason City Trombone solo Division II Howard Braby Mason City Tuba I Jim Pur die Mason City Bob Halasey El dor a Sherril Christian West Union division II D L Foster Sheffield Madrigal groups Division I Northwood division II Hampton Iowa Falls West Bend String II Ma son City Tenor I Russell Goodell Oelwein division II Richard Pattison Fayette French I Rich ard Braby Mason City division U Arietta Kleppe West Union Miscellaneous II Mason City String I Ma son City French horn II Waverly Piano I Ring sted B Flat clarinet sion I Osage Eldora division II St Ansgar Iowa Falls Waverly Tenor I Russell Goodell Oelwein Division II Richard Pattison Fayette Dean Orwell Decorah Every Day Is Moving Day for This Family Boston a long hunt you finally get a roof over the heads of your wife and 8 children So what happens They start building a bridge over your roof What happens then For 9 hours a day you cant call your home your own Thats the situation reported by Coast Guard Chief Steward John Marticio whose family lives in a house under the Mystic bridge now under construction Every day is moving day the chief says Because of possible dangers from red hot rivets etc the chief moves his family out every morning at and they have to stay away until the bridge work ends at p m Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night low 40 to 45 Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer high 65 to 70 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Little warm er Sunday Low Saturday night 45 to 55 high Sunday near 70 Minnesota Generally fair and warmer Saturday night and Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum 65 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Saturday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 36 VFW Head Says Brass Has Gone Soft New York T Beggs commanderinchief of the Vet erans of Foreign Wars said Sat urday that something is wrong with U S occupation policies in Japan and that we have not been any smarter in Germany He said that American top brass1 in Germany have gone soft and that nazi ideas are cropping up more and more into the we blink our eyes and do nothing In a VE day anniversary mes sage prepared for delivery over the Columbia Broadcasting Sys tem Beggs said that U S au thorities in Japan are making a poor showing as ambassadors of our American way of life of encouraging free trade unions and a free press he said our authorities in Japan ap pear to have shown a strange hos tility toward such developments Instead of demonstrating de mocracy by practicing it our rep resentatives in Japan have been content to talk about the dangers j of communism without giving the Japanese any clear idea of what we propose as an alternative BURIED ALIVE Z HOURS Rocanville Sak UR Alex Penno a welldigger was recov ering from shock Saturday after being buried alive for 2 hours by a cavein A fellow worker pushed a pipe through the loose soil for him to breathe through then summoned help to dig him out Friday Vote Holiday at Deere Monday By The Associated Press Union workers at the Waterloo plant of the John Deere company voted at a mass meeting Saturday to declare a work holiday on Mon day a spokesman lor the CIO United Auto Workers UAW said The mass meeting also voted on the question authorizing the executive board of the local to take a strike vote when it deemed fit These votes were being tabu lated Meantime the situation remained in flux at 3 other Iowa Deere plants at Dubuque Des Moines and Ottumwa Altogether more than 10000 Iowa workers most of them UAW members are involved directly or indirectly in the UAW contract deadlock with the firm No Reply Received From Ford Dearborns Mayor Sets Talks for Thursday Detroit P Reuther president of the CIO United Auto Workers Saturday agreed to meek with Ford Motor Co officials and Gov G Mennen Williams of Michigan to attempt a settlement of the UAWS crippling strike against 2 key Ford plants Mayor Orville Hubbard of sub urban Dearborn where the struck River Rouge plant is located called the peace talks for next Thursday There was no immedi ate comment from either Ford or Williams Reuthers acceptance was the first indication that negotiation broken off when the 62200 work ers walked off their jobs Thursday might be resumed The action came as Ford stepped its schedule for closing smaller plants across the nation and an nounced that assembly plants in 16 states were expected to shut down within 10 days if the strike continues Expected to Return Meanwhile strikes idled more than 150000 workers in the Unit ed States Saturday Nearly onethird of these more than 47000 men were expected to return to their jobs in the au tomobile industry early next week Their places in the xinemployed lists may be taken however by workers laid off through the shut down of Ford Motor company as sembly and feeder Spokesmen said that Hudson Motor company will resume op erations Monday with 25000 workers who were laid off through a parts shortage caused by a strike at the South Bend Bendix Aviation corporation plant The Briggs Manufacturing company recalls 17000 employes sent home because of a work stoppage in the door department of the Briggs plant Plymouth Mo tors said it would recall 5800 per sons laid off because of the Briggs shutdown Far From Settlement The biggest walkout that of 62200 UAWCIO members at Ford and LincolnMercury plants in Detroit seemed far from set tlement Ford assembly plants were closing down or preparing to close in other cities A strike of 7500 UAW workers at the Bendix Aviation corpora tion plant in South Bend Ind seemed near an end as negotia tions between management and union leaders went on all night Another conference was sched uled late Saturday The walkout forced closing down of Hudson Nash and Pack ard plants idling 50000 men Ben dix makes parts vital to the as sembly lines of the auto firms A strike in Indiana by more than 5000 soft coal miners Friday was termed a sympathy strike in support of a walkout by 300 Unit ed Mine Workers who went out a month ago At Atlanta 1300 bus drivers went into the 7th day of a strike which has forced use of private cars for transportation by most residents of the city A strike of Mobile Ala bus drivers sched uled for midnight Friday night was tailed off Walkouts Increased No settlement was in sight in the strike of 1300 AFL motor coach employes of Northland Greyhound bus line which shut down the lines operations 10 ago in 8 states and Canada Walkouts increased against John Deere and company by UAW members whose contract expired Thursday night At a Mo Ime 111 plant 800 walked out Friday and workers at 2 Iowa plants planned to meet Saturday to discuss whether they will work Monday At Moline and East Moline some 4000 workers were idle Be sides those at Deere plants a group of 3200 CIO Farm Equip ment workers were out of work at the International Harvester plant because of a labor dispute In San Francisco the AFL chauffeurs local said it would submit a tentative agreement to end a 126day taxi strike to ita members Sunday They struck against Yellow Cab company New Years Eve AKNOLD GETS 5 STARS WMMnffton JP President Truman Saturday signed a designating Gen Henry H Arnold retired as a 5 star general of thj air force General Arnold retired June 30 1M6 as commanding general of the army air forces ;