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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL LVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORJH OWANS NIIGH10 Associated Press and United Press Full Lese Wire Lewis Snubs Ching Coal Talk Move Fails to Show Up for Parley Says He Can Be There on Monday Washington L Lew is ihursclay snubbed the govern ments bid to a coal peace confer ence and Cyrus Ching federal mediation director said he was dropping his efforts to smoothe the way to a new mining con I fcl C1 Ching went to the white house and reported that Lewis instead of showing up for the peace talks scheduled for Thursday morning had sent a wire saying he would see the mediators on Monday When he left the white house Chjiig told reporters he would tell the mine owners here for the con ference to go on home He said he had other plans and would be too busy to see Lewis on Mon THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10 COMMANDER IN CHIEF INDEFINITE Presidenf Truman sports a broad grin as he exhibits the new armv reserve identification card issued to him Wednesday by Defense Secretary Louis Johnson in a white house cere mony His rank is listed a commander in chief and the expiration date is set as indefinite No Plans Ching added I havent any plans at this ume for calling any further meet ings m the coal dispute He hedged that a bit later however by saying that he was not ruling out the possibility that another government effort to pro mote peace might be made No Action Seen Asked if he expected Presi dent Truman to take any action in the coal dispute in view of iiuirsdays developments Ching Educators 5 Highest Paid Iowa Officials Last Year Des Moines 5 highest paid state employes In the last fiscal year all were educators One was the Uni versity of Iowa football coach The annual state salary book released Thursday showed President Charles E Fnley of Iowa State college topped the list His salary was p BULLETIN Washington The agri culture department in its next to last report of the year Thurs day estimated this years com crop at 3357618000 bushels This is 119368000 bushels less than the 3476986000 forecast a month ago Not yet There are n anything like that yet Nothing has been decided The mediation chief saidthe government must evaluate the situation before deciding on its 11 tn next move Another crisis m a y arrive Second was President Virgil M Hancher of the University of Iowa at Although their basic salary 3s each deductions accounted for the difference The state board of education said the difference was due primarily to pension de ductions The deductions are made at each school but the method is different In 3rd place was the late Dr Mayo H Soley dean of the Uni versity of Iowa medical college He was paid Dr Edward N Eddie Anderson the football coach was next with In 5th place was Dean Harold V Gaskill head of the Iowa State college division of science whose pay totaled Scores of others topped the sal ary of Gov William S Beardsley Although the governors salary is a year Beardsley drew only for half a year of serv ice up to July 1 1949 when the fiscal year ended 37500 Employes The book publication of which is required by law listed approxi mately 37500 employes This com pares with about 37000 for the previous year and about 35000 for the year before that There were more than 20000 regular employes in the last fiscal year This compared with about 15000 the previous year and about 11000 the year before that The turnover last year ran close to 10000 more than the year before The overall total was boosted somewhat by the fact legislators and hundreds of their employes were on the roll this year but not last year Listed were 645 persons who received or more This compares with 574 the previous year and 390 the year before that In 1946 this classification totaled 380 261 at SUI Of the 645 who received or more in the last fiscal year 261 were on the University of Iowa payroll 161 on Iowa State col leges rolls 69 were district judges and 52 were appointive state of ficials The book also listed 16 persons whose salaries were or more for the last fiscal year There were 29 in that salary clas sification the previous year Nine of the 16 were identified with the University of Iowa 5 with Iowa State college 1 with the board of control and 1 with the University hospitals at I o w r City CONTEST CHARGES Iowa City L Brown Dale A Dahnke of Tiffin have filed motions in Johnson county district court for dismissal of charges of illegal possession of gambling devices They contended County Attorney Jack C Whites information against them violate the Iowa code because each in formation contains more than one charge Hearing is Delayed in Arson Case Preliminary hearing for William A Cory 26 on an arson charge was continued Thursday until Monday He will be held in the city jail until the hearing is held Cory admitted Wednesday aft ernoon he set fire to the trailer in which he lived with his wife and her daughter at 2004 S Fed eral Fire Chief James Kelley had summoned aid after discovering fuel oil poured over the contents of the trailer where a fire was reported at p m Tuesday An investigation by Mason City police Wednesday revealed that Cory was missing and he was ar rested by police at 20th and North Federal Wednesday after noon Cory made the confession soon after his arrest to Chief Kelley Inspector Vern Sweeney Capt Leo Risacher of Mason City po nce arid Sgt Lou Krieger of the highway patrol He said early in the evening he had had a disagreement with bis wife over a lady with whom she was keeping company and he had told her he vas going to pack up and leave I packed my clothes and left and then decided to come back and burn the trailer so there would be no place to go back to gether again I took the fuel can and poured fuel oil on the studio couch and rollaway bed then touched it afire I saw the fire start to burn got in my car and drove away he concluded n 7 vllliVli Nov 30 As far as the media tion service is concerned we are not going to sit down and wait But we will do what we can long as anything can be done Make Plan to Safeguard U S Secrets AVashington The com merce department announced a voluntary pian Thursday to Keep important though nonsecret American technical information from going out to Russia and her satellites While iron curtain countries were not mentioned in the an nouncement the aim was obvious Under the plan persons or firms thinking of exporting advanced technical data which may be im portant to national security arc asked to hold off until they get an official opinion from the de partment on the desirability of transmitting the data Simultaneously the department OPERATOR Glenn D Tigner National air port control tower operator testifies Wednesday at a civil aeronautics board hearing on the air collision of an airliner and a P38 fighter in which 55 persons died Tigner 21 saitl the pilot of the fighter Erick Rios Bricloux twice talked to the tower by radio without ask ing emergency clearance before his plane struck the passenger plane Continuing Investigation of Air Crash Washington investigators were expected to look further Thursday into 4 ac tions the control tower might have taken when the collision of a P38 and an Eastern airliner became imminent The 4 possibilities were pointed up by questioning at the opening session of the civil aeronautics boards formal hearing to deter mine the cause of historys worst airplane disaster All 55 persons aboard the airliner died in the crash near National airport here Nov 1 CAB counsel and its 5man in vestigating panel brought out in questioning Wednesday that the following actions might have been taken by the control tower but were not 1 Use of the towers red light to warn the P38 pilot to change his course 2 Emergency instructions to send the converging planes in op posite directions instead of the same direction 3 Setting radio transmitter keys so a single warning would have served both planes 4 Dispatch of an earlier warn ing to the Eastern pilot thatthe P38 was heading for him This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One HOME EDITION II1IIU No 2 Pension Plan Off M by U S slapped another 60 classes of highly strategic goods under rigid export license control to pre vent reshipment from original des tinations to the soviet bloc Russia and her satellites have been banned since March 1948 from getting direct from the U industrial goods which might add to their war potential ISC MAN DIES Ames G Rayness 79 a technician in the Iowa State college bacteriology department lor more than 40 years died at his home here Wednesday Funeral services will be held here Satur day afternoon To Continue at Waverly Schools Des Moines UR Public In struction Superintendent Jessie Parker Thursday ruled that school children in the Jefferson township and Lafayette township school dis trict Nos 2 and 3 shall continue attending school at Waverly Buses of the Waverly independ ent school district will continue to pick up pupils in the 2 districts she ruled Miss Parkers ruling upheld the action of the 2 township boards in designating schools at Waverly as the ones for their pupils to attend The decision had the effect of overruling the action of the Brem er county school board which had disapproved the action of the local school boards Truman Sees No Foreign Policy Change Washington p r e s i d e n Truman said Thursday he sees no reason to change the bipartisan foreign policy as result of the defeat of Senator Dulles RN Y in Tuesdays elections Mr Truman also told a news conference he always there will be better relations with Russia And he said as far as he knows there have been no more atomic explosions in Russia since his first announcement of one several weeks ago The foreign policy discussions came up when reporters sought the presidents reaction to the de feat of Dulles a republican leader in carrying out bipartisan action m the international field Will that mean any change in the pol icy The newsmen wanted to know The president replied of course not He added there is no thought of changing that policy except in the minds of people like Bertie McCormick or Hearst He called them isolationists Robert R Mc Cormick is president and publish er of the Chicago Tribune and William Randolph Hearst is head of a group of newspapers Asked about Dulles future in the operation of foreign policy the president said that question should be put to Dulles He added he didnt put Dulles in the senate race To another question he said he has not considered putting Dulles back on the American dele gation to the United Nations Newsmen then wanted to know whether he thought the demo cratic victories Tuesday consti tuted a mandate for his party He replied that when the demo crats win an election on a certain platform they have the authority it mandate if you carry it out He said he thinks this weeks elections will make it eas ier to carry out that platform A discussion about the big 3 foreign ministers meeting in Paris brought out a question whether this country is getting anywhere in its dealings with Russia Tanks Up Greenville S Car said a 340pound Negro arrested after emptying a halfgallon jar of whisky claimed he was just feeling good Truman Proclaims Thanksgiving Day Washington UR President Truman Thursday asked the American people to give thanks Nov 24 that the United States has enjoyed such plenty that it has been able to other nations In his formal Thanksgiving day proclamation the president said the times demand more than the wisdom of man can provide He recommended a Thanksgiv ing plea for divine guidance of the leaders of our nation and the leaders of all other nations in their efforts to promote peace and free dom for all men f Tr of the of the H C Fnck Coke Co near Bridgeville Pa is mo the ft Thursday The mine along with nost other soft coal operations throughout the nation has been closed by a UMW strike since Sept 19 The die work 0 Labor Groups Join in Praise of Victories of Democrats THE ASSOCIATED PRESS joined democrats Thursday in prais Tuesday s election results as a major victory for Pres Bufc publicans disagreed on the GETS CATHOLIC GROUP POST Columbus Ohio Paul Sacco Davenport Iowa has been elected 2nd vice president of the National Catholic Rural Life con ference The conference closed its 27th annual convention here Wednesday Wherry Attacks Truman Policies San Francisco President Trumans domestic and foreign policies were assailed bitterly be fore the National Retail Lumber Dealers association Thursday by Senator Wherry RNebr President Trumans technique leads down the road to commu nism because it attempts to buy freedom with material things Wherry said in a prepared ad dress The senate minority leader in the 81st congress criticized the re ciprocal trade agreements act tariff cutting foreign aid and ad ministration spending significance of their setback Both the CIO political ommittee and the AFLs political trganization issued statements ailing the Tuesday balloting a lear sign that the nations voters havent changed their minds about Mr Trumans proposals since electing him president in 1948 A top republican Harold E Stassen also recalled last year The results of this weeks elec tions he said reemphasize the very serious nature of our defeat in 1948 Different Light But New Yorks Gov Thomas E Dewey Mr Trumans GOP opponent in 1948 saw things in a different light Dewey backed the losing candidate in the New York senate election which saw former democratic Gov Herbert H Leh man defeat Senator John Foster Dulles The result of the election said Dewey back and not a gain for the poli cies of the national administra tion since Senator Dulles ran well ahead of local tickets all over the state Stassen in his talk at a National Press club luncheon in Washing ion Wednesday put in a plug for Senator Taft his oppo nent for the 1948 GOP presiden senatorial is a set which finally tial nomination went to Dewey Kaise Speculation The election Tuesday had raised speculation that victorious Mayor Thomas A Burke of Cleveland a democrat might be built up to oppose Taft in the congressional campaigns next year Stassen said he is a great friend of Taft despite their differences on some issues and will do all he can to help reelect the Ohioan Friends of Burke intimated that campaign republican he isnt anxious to against Taft anyhow Stassen said the party must rebuild This should be accomplished he added not by throwing anyone out of the party but rather by urging the older members to move over and make room younger people for Declare State of Siege in Colombia Bogrota Colombia bia s conservative government has decreed a state of siege and sus pended all sessions of the liberal dominated congress in a move cli maxing weeks of preelection clashes in which hundreds re portedly have died The state of siege was pro claimed Wednesday night after troops cordoned off Colombias capitol building and stood guard throughout the country to sup press any further outbreaks of the bitter fighting which has raged for the past month be tween liberals and conservatives The president also suspended sessions of departmental assem blies and municipal councils Widespread rumors of assassi nation attempts against political eaders were denied officially by the national radio Many business places in the Sf the cty closed early Wednesday afternoon as troops Dcgan moving through the streets Private Poker Game Raided 9 Pay Fines Muscatinc men paid costs Baling m justice court her Thurs day following a raid on a poker game m a private home Wednes day night Police raided the game and ar rested the men following a tip from a woman who refused to identify herself Police said she rlr Sre would call Atty L if did Union and Company in Conference Agreement With Top Firm Would Clean Up Strike Pittsburgh States Steel corporation offered the CIO United Steel workers a pension plan Thursday that may write the end to the great 41day steel strike Attorneys for the union and the corporation huddled for a joint study of the proposed settlement paper as negotiating committees stood by Details of the offer were held secret A big steel agreement would virtually clean up the strike Al ready the union has signed up 5 big companies of the little steel group and more than 40 smaller companies Youngstown Sheet Tube company and Great Lakes fateel company came to terms Wednesday Other Talks As CIO President Philip Mur ray awaited the call to a U S Steel meeting his lieutenants were m conference with at least 2 mediumsized basic companies Wheeling steel which employs 20000 m 5 plants in the Ohio Valley went back into conference again Thursday morning The company said it has submitted an agreement to the union After another hour and half of discussion the negotiations were adjourned without reaching an agreement according to the com pany No time was set for re sumption of the talks Faces Ultimatum 0 Pittsburgh Steel company an 8000man companj with plants at Allenport and Monessen Pa faced an ultimatum to grant the unions demands for a noncon tributory a month pension program and a contributory in surance program by 4 p m Thursday Eugene Maurice who heads the unions Pittsburgh Steel negotia tors said that if the company dicf not sign by that time standby maintenance people will be taken out of the plants The Great Lakes and Youngs town agreements followed the pat tern set by Bethlehem Steel cor poration in its settlement last week Demos to Plan 1950 Campaign DCS Moines Demo cratic Chairman Jake More Thurs day called a meeting of the partys state central committee for Nov 19 at Des Moines to discuss organ ization plans for the 1950 cam paign More said Tuesdays election results make it imperative that democrats bring out strong candi GVery office in Iowa in 1950 They they T VH RUSSFANSPart of a group of 36 White Russians from Iran stand in front of a bus before starting a trip from New York to Califor nia 1 he group arnvcd by plane but found themselves stranded when they short of biialare The airhnc made up the necessary funds and tbe group raVging from 2 months to 55 years in age departed for Calfornia Thov will go to sScra Child Suffocates in Refrigerator Detroit in an un used refrigerator in a neighbors garage 5y e a rold Mary Russo suffocated Wednesday She apparently crawled into the box while at play and the door locked behind her A fire department rescue squad worked 45 minutes to revive the child but she was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted io Saratoga General hospital She was 1 oC 4 children of Mr and Mrs Joseph L Russo j I mvy baiu iney i aided the game on advice of County Attorney A Wayne Eok Police confiscated which was on the poker table at the time of the raid The 9 men all fo a charfie of Waverly Woman WO Years Old Wavcrly oldest resident Mrs George Hirleman celebrated her 100th birthday an niversary Thursday at her home Although now blind she contin ues to do her own housework and likes to bake cookies and On Tuesday her granddaughter Mrs Neva Mitchell Hilo Hawaii sent her thousands of orchids in cluding 2 leis composed of 500 or chids each SAME lltf nn trafflo IB pan 34 hours Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy and mild Thursday night Friday mostly cloudy scattered light rain and cooler west portion Friday Low Thursday night 40 to 50 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Light rain or snow likely north and central portions Friday Cooler Friday Low Thursday night 30 to 35 north 35 to 40 south High Fri day 40 north 45 to 50 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 55 Minimum 37 At 8 a m 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 39 ;