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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tr T Ml MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THE NEWSPAMR THAT This Paper Consists oJ Two One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 9 1941 VOL UnAisocHlrt Pra United Tull Cento MASON CITY PHONES NORMAL AGAIN GREEKTURKEY AID BILL BEATS OFF ATTACKERS House Refuses Ban on American Military Help to Fend Off Red Threats Washington IP The house turned down by voice vote Fri day a proposal to ban American military assistance in a bill to help Greece and Turkey fend off communist threats Immediately afterward another amendment to limit the aid to Greece and to ban assistance to Turkey was shouted down Shortly before the house killed 122 to 70 a proposal to forbid the sending of any combat troops to the 2 countries and re jected a proposal to limit the size of military missions to 100 men Supporters of the bill were in full control as they bowled over the amendments offered by Rep Bender ROhio to limit assist ance to in economic aid and then to limit aid to Bender raged at what he called powermad slate department bu reaucrats accusing them of try ing to sell an insane military alliance under the pretense it is giving food to the hungry and clothes to the naked Rep Vorys protested Benders recommendation would make this a Henry Wallace bill and merely let the 2 nations build themselves into richer prizes for Russia to pick off The proposal to prohibit send ing combat troops was offered by Rep Judd RMinn Judd said the missions could be engineers and other military ex perts which the administration has planned to send to train the Greeks and Turks in the use of American equipment Rep Merrow RN H shouted on the house floor that if Russia believes the administration s 000000 GreekTurkish aid meas ure to be a declaration of war then let them make the most His assertion came as the 4th day of debate on the measure be gan with the house hoping to com plete action on it by nightfall Republican Floor Leader Halleck of Indiana said an unusual Satur day session will be held unless a final vote is taken Friday Supporters of the bill are con fident thatthey have the votes to ward off continuing attacks upon the measure designed to bolster the 2 Mediterranean countries against communistic pressures TwoCounty Birthplace Adair H Porter claims both Clay and Platt counties in Missouri as his birthplace His parents home was on the divid ing line Senate Turns Down Balls Labor Curb Washington senate re jected Friday a proposal by Sena tor Ball RMinn to permit in dividual employers to seek in junctions against jurisdictional strikes and secondary boycotts The vote was 6228 Defeat of the Ball amendment to pending labor legislation opened the way for action on a substitute proposal by Senator Taft R Taft proposes that employers be authorized to suefor damages in such cases but would not permit injunctions to be sought by private individuals In debate leading up to the test vote Ball had called jurisdictional strikes and secondary boycotts a form of racketeering which he said best could be curbed by in junctions But Senator Ives RN Y ar gued that Balls proposal opens the door toward repeal of the NorrisLaGuardia act That law enacted in 1932 prohibits courts from stepping into labor disputes with orders as to what a union must do or refrain from doing Chances for a final vote on the bill this week died and the pos sibility of balloting early next week dimmed Gop leaders tried Thursday to get a unanimous consent agree ment to vote Tuesday but the ef fort fell through when Senator Revercomb RW Va objected because of a proposal to limit de bate on remaining amendments The latest of these is one spon sored by Senator Malone RNev to make it mandatory for employ ers to grant a union shop when u majority of their workers voted for it Malone noted that the bill as i stands merely requires employers to negotiate on a union shop when a majority of the workers want it He said employers eould drag ou negotiations indefinitely and tha workers might never get their union shop Under a union shop agreement the employer can hire anyone h chooses but workers are requirec to join the union shortly Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and not so cool Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy and warmer with showers beginning Saturday night Low Friday night 38 lowat Increasing cloudiness and not so cool Friday night Satur day mostly cloudy with showers overspreading west and central portions during the day and ex treme east portion Saturday night Somewhat warmer ex treme east Saturday Low Fri day night 38 east to 44 in the west High Saturday in the low 60s Iowa 5Day Outlook Temperature average will range from near normal in the east to 3 degrees above normal in the extreme west section The Iowa normal is 59 degrees A rising tempera ture trend throughout Sunday cooler about Tuesday Precipi tation average will range from onequarter inch to onehalf inch in the south occurring as showers beginning Saturday and continuing Sunday in the ex treme north Scattered showers again by Tuesday Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday night Oc casional showers west portion Saturday overspreading most of east portion by Saturday night Slightly warmer extreme east Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 25 At 8 a m Friday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 33 IOWAN 20 DIES IN HOME BLAZE Gilbertville I Phillips 20 of Gilbertville wa burned to death in his home earl Friday morning when a kerosen stove exploded and trapped him ii the building Young Phillips is survived by wife and daughter 7 months old who are visiting relatives in Syd ney The house was in a lot adjoin ing that of his parents home an his mother discovered the fir when she got up about 2 a m Th 18 by 24 foot structure was de stroyed and Phillips body w burned beyond recognition U S State Department Hits Franco Regime Washington state de artment said Friday that satis actory political and economic re ations with Spain are not possibl as long as the Franco regime re mains in power A statement added that no loan r credits to Spain are being con idered by the United States go rnment FULLY MANNED AGAIN The switchboards at the Northwestern Bell Telephone exchange in Mason City were fully manned again Friday or should we say girled As the picture shows the entire force is back iob Nearest the camera is the long lines board JlttbeGnielte Photo through which 24 operators handle tpng distance calls to Mason City and nearby towns At the left can be seen 18 of the 25 operators on the local board which handles about 60000 Mason City calls daily Senate Group Approves 4 Peace Treaties Washington senate foreign relations committee voted unanimous approval Friday to peace treaties with Italy Bul garia Hungary and Romania Chairman Vandenberg R announced approval of resolutions to ratify the treaties after what he said was long dis cussion of their terms by the committee He said no reserva tions were offered by members President Truman has urged speedy senate ratification which requires twothirds approval ol those voting as a matter vital to American foreign policy Opposition to the agreements has centered on the Italian pact with critics contending that a clause demilitarizing that coun try would leave it open to the same sort of communist infiltra tion Mr Truman has said he wants to prevent in Greece and Turkey Noting this indirectly Mr Tru man said in a letter to Marshal which the secretary read to thi committee earlier that he does no share this view A group ol senators has servei notice they will attempt to delaj action on the Italian agreemen1 but Vandenberg has indicated determination to push all 4 treatie to a vote in the senate later thi month LARAINE DAYS DIVORCE UPHELD Judge Says Mexican Decree a Nullity Los Angeles Days California divorce from J Ray lendricks was upheld Friday by a superior court judge who com mented however that he consid ers their subsequent Mexican de cree a nullity Superior Judge Ingall W Bull dismissed an order by a colleague Judge George A Dockweiler to show cause why the decree Dock weiler granted last January should not be set aside on grounds of fraud and collusion Immediately after receiving the Mexican divorce Miss Day was married to Leo Durocher Brook lyn baseball manager in Texas Testimony in a hearing last week was offered by attorneys designated as friends of the court oy Judges Dockweiler and Bull purporting to show that a pre divorce agreement to the decree involving the actress Hendricks and Durocher constituted collu sion 2nd Trip to Electric Chair Is Fatal for Willie Francis 100000 Germans Stage Food Shortage Protest Berlin than 100000 Germans protested fodH shortages Friday with a mass demonstration before trade union headquarters in Hamburg The demonstraton was described by union leaders as the biggest rally of Germans since the wars end A force of 750 German police and a contingent of mounted offi cers guarded the Sacre area occu pied by the crowd Motorized Brit ish civil policy patrolled the areas where British families live A company of British soldiers stood by in their barracks Their serv ices were not needed however and the crowd dispersed after an orderly meeting Negro Pays for Murder of Man During Robbery Which Netted Him St Martinville La Francis borrowed time ran out at pm CST Friday The 18 year old Negro was lolled to death in Louisianas portable electric same chair which a year and 6 days ago only tickled him Willie was strapped in the chair at p m and the switch was thrown at p m Four min utes later he was pronounced dead Willie went io death like a man Thats what he had said hed do many times He had said it again as he ate his last big din ner of catfish from the bayous of this lush Evangeline country As he was strapped in the chair he told witnesses Everything is all right As far as the jitters were con cerned Willie didnt have any He was just as calm Friday moments before his death as he was several months ago after the U S supreme court first decided against him Im mostly hungry he said before lunch But I dont want nothing but fish He ate a light breakfast consisting mainly of bread and break fast fare at the New Iberia La jail where he had spent the last 20 months The crowd in the courtyard couldnt see Willie pay for the murder and a robbery that netted him only J4 and a watch The only indication they had that Francis was on his way to going to the Lord was the steppedup speed of the big gas olinepowered generator in the truck parked outside the high board fence enclosing the jail In the crowd outside there was a little old lady who cried She stood across the street maybe 200 Senof e Probers Ponder Search of FDR Papers on Arabian Oil Washington JP Senate war investigators on the trail of an Arabian oil deal debated Friday whether to open up Franklin D loosevelts files with a subpoena or rely on President Truman to ob ain the information they want The late presidents executors made it plain they will not volun tarily permit an unrestricted search of his papers Chairman Brewster RMe told newsmen he will discuss with Burton K Wheeler the committees special counsel whether to be satisfied with documents Mr Trurnan has told the execu ors to provide As an alternative Brewster said the committee could issue a subpoena requiring the Roosevelt estate to give investigators full access to the files They are pack ed in 165 cases weighing 40 to 50 HIATT GETS 1 YEAR SENTENCE Will Serve Term in Anamosa Reformatory Jefferson Hiatt 29 University of Iowa graduate and World War II veteran was sen tenced Fridayto one year in the mens reformatory at Anamosa by District Judge R L McCord matt who had becrt tried on a charge of assault with intent to murder in connection with the shooting last March 23 of Dclmar Van Horn 22 Jefferson farmer was convicted Wednesday of as sault with intent to inflict great bodily injury Jude McCord in denying Hiatts application for parole said He should be happy to purge himself of the crime he has committed Throughout the trial the de fense had contended that at the time of the shooting Hiatt who lives in Pocahontas ivas mentally unstable because he had been taking sleeping tablets that Mr Truman has asked for all letters and documents perti tons Basil OConnor Roosevelts former law partner and one of the executors told the committee at a closed session Thursday if we arc subpoenaed we have to act in accordance with whatever the subpoena requires us to But he added We would not voluntarily per mit the examination of the papers by anyone even on the request of the president The committee later in the day made public a transcript of testi mony at the session Earle Koons attorney for the Jc a HAM iivj u executors assured the committeefthe documents nent to the subject of the inquiry He said these are now being gath ered together and will be sent intact to the white house Solon J Buck national archiv ist disclosed that Mr Roosevelt made arrangements two years be fore his death in April 1945 o have his papers screened The idea Buck said was to de termine which ones should be withheld from general consulta tion mainly from the stand point of their possible repercus sions on individuals and their rep utations The papers are in the hands of the executors until they can be turned over to the Roosevelt Me morial Library at Hyde Park The congressional resolution establish ing the library authorized Buck to make rules governing use of feet from the jail She sobbed to herself but she cried Finally she away still crying softly She was Willies mother Eisenhower Called as Witness in May Trial Washington Dwight D Eisenhower army chief of staff has been subpoenaed as a defense witness in the war fraud conspiracy trial of former Rep A J May Counsel for May disclosed this Friday but indicated to reporters however that Eisenhower would not be called to the stand until the defense begins presentation of its case Eisenhower is the second prom inent official summoned to testify at the trial of the excongressman and three others on charges that May accepted bribes to intercede with the war department on be half of a wartime munitions firm AP WircphotO FRANCIS Time Runs Out Father Uses Baby as Knife Throwing Target Los Angeles UR A young mother charged Friday that her war veteran husband set up their yearold baby as a target for his knife throwing practice to see how close he could come Mrs Evelyn Coulter 20 said her husband Charles 23 who had been boasting of his prowess in combat pushed the babys high chair against a kitchen wall backed across the room and hurled his heavy razorsharp combat knife at the child just like I threw it at the Japs Officers said they found 9 knife scars ringing the highchair Coul ter was booked on suspicion of as sault with a deadly weapon after a fierce struggle with police I threw that knife at the kid just like 1 threw it at the Japs I killed 15 of them in my 3 years overseas Just let me out of here and Ill kill the whole family he boasted officers said States witnesses described Hiatt as a disappointed suitor of Mrs Van Horn the former Doro thy Snook of Newton Report Light to Heavy Frost Throughout Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports of light to heavy frost throughout Iowa for the 3rd con secutive morning were accom panied Friday with the weather bureaus forecast of generally fair and continued cool weather Light frost was reported over all sections of the state Friday morn ing with heavy frost at Cedar Rapids Charles City and Iowa City Spencer had the stales mini mum temperature Friday morning 25 degrees reading Other cities which had below freezing mini mums were Mason City 26 Fort Dodge 27 Ames and Waterloo 28 Oskaloosa Cedar Rapids and At lantic 29 Iowa City 30 and Sioux City and Charles City 31 The U S postal savings depart ment ranks in size and amount of business with the largest U S financial institutions with depos its totaling No Signs of Recession in Business Now Washington bu reau statistics said Friday that un employment figures show no sign of a business recession The bureau has estimated April joblessness at 2420000 a slight rise from the March figure of 2330000 The postwar peak was reached in March 1946 when the figure hit 2700000 and then started down again The 90000 rise between March and April was contrary to the normal trend as there usually is a slight decline in unemployment at that time But a census bureau official told a reporter the in crease has no significance because 1 A change of less than 100000 is considered virtually no change since the figures are es timates based on crosssection samplings 2 When the April estimate was made in the second week of the about 100000 soft coa miners were idle due to a safety shutdown These were listed as unemployed One census official said emphat ically there is no indication o any recession in these figures PACKING UNION SEEKS PAY HIKE Vote to Reopen Pacts for 15 cents Increase Cleveland CIO United Packinghouse Workers voted Thursday to immediately reopen all contracts to present demands for a 15cent hourly pay boost retroactive to April 1 In cases where contracts permit opening other issues also dele gates to the group convention de cided the union will demand a 30hour week a guaranteed an nual wage severance pay an em ployerfinanced medical health and hospital program and wage stabilization within the industry TIEUP ENDED BY RETURNOFLONG DISTANCE UNION Traffic During Strike Less Than Tenth of Regular Volume Here Telephone service swung bade o normal in Mason City at the start the business day Friday as workers ended their 32 day strike Local calls begin climbing back immediately toward the daily av erage of about 60000 according to K C Olmstcd district traffic supervisor Trairic during the strike was less than a tenth of normal he commented expressing his appre ciation for the really amazing cooperation the public in cut ting down use of the telephones during the strike The long distance volume of about 2400 calls during each day normally was nearly a third that number toward the end of the strike Olmsted said Everyone admitted gratitude that the strike was over particu larly the management employes who manned the switchboards during the strike And the collec tive Voice With a Smile smiled individually at the photographer s he took a picture of the 2 long oards on the 3rd floor of the elephone building The Voice when local resi ents lifted their receivers was lack to a pleasant feminine pitch nstead of the baritone saying This is a recorded announce ment The recording had slowed down use of the telephone in Mason City almost to nothing particularly in he case of residential users for 32 days The Northwestern Bell employes settled with that company Mon day night but approximately 150 Target Ships Still Unsafe 10 Months After Atomic Tests Washington months after the Bikini atom bomb tests SAME 171 WhlU mtuu no M Homr Thieves Work With Flowers New York UR thieves who entered a florist shop designed an artistic floral display then placed it in the window to screen them from view while they looted the safe of more than S295 in cash San Francisco or BremertonJ Wash where the studies will be carried on They are part of the navys in tensive research program which already has resulted in drastic changes in ship design theories A battleship a cruiser 2 sub marines and 2 transports already have made the long voyage from Kwajalcin in the central Pacific where the target ships have been anchored since last fall The announcement said the de contamination study is one of the navys most important projects in preparing against atomic warfare The lingering radioactive effects of atomic bombs has forced a com plete revision by the navy in ship design navigation and fighting ideas The target ship top structures especially such vital parts as radar masts gun directors and lookou stations were badly battered bs the Bikini blasts But strengthening those part will add weight too far above th waterline affecting stability am making spotting by an enem easier because of the bulkier out line Also the spray of radioactiv water which may be expected t follow an atom bomb burst mear exposed gun positions lookout and navigation bridges must go members of the local union still stayed off the job for 3 more days until 6 American Telephone and Telegraph employes who work in the telephone building here also had been notified that their union and employer had settled The 6 long lines maintenance employes continued to maintain a 1man picket line which was enough to keep members of other unions out of the building Construction of the 530000 ad dition of a 3rd floor on the back of the exchange building also got under way again Friday Members of the AFL building trades un ions here were called off that job in the middle of the forenoon on the day the telephone strike start ed R W Lacey Waterloo district commercial supervisor for North western Bell prepared Friday to return home after having been in charge of the local exchange since the beginning of the strike He took over because the local man ager Carl R Dwyer was con fined to his home by illness Dwyer said Friday that he hopes to be back soon Office Manager on Gilbert will be in charge leanwhile In the Iowa picture Des Moines as the only city where picketing telephone buildings continued riday The pickets were members f the Association oE Communica ons Equipment Workers The ong lines union was respecting he associations picket lines 28 Phone Unions Still on Strike Washington UR Telephone ervice returned to normal in scat ered sections of the country Fri day as long distance operators vent back to work after a 32 day walkout Twentyeight other unions re mained on strike however but government hopes ran high that he to weekly wage boost pattern in the long lines agree ment would bring quick settle ments Union and company negotiations n Atlanta were reported on the verge of a settlement covering workers in the 9 state area served by the Southern Bell system Georgia Florida Mississippi Lou isiana Alabama Kentucky Ten nessee South Carolina and North larolina Other areas where service re mained curtailed were the South west the Rocky Mountain and Pa cific Coast states and throughout the manufacturing and distribut ing system of Western Electric company a subsidiary of the American Telephone Telegraph Co Federal conciliators in Washing ton were working in 2 sets of goliations involving Western Elec tric in an attempt to settle all is sues other than the basic wage demand of a a week pay raise The company has 67000 employes on strike largest single group in ;