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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY M THAT MAICCS Atl NORTH IOWAMS MllCHiOtt HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated PMM and UnlUd Pna Full Wiiw Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17 Paper of Two No SI AP Wirephoto RESCUE TRAPPED TRUCK DRIVER Joseph Boyle under smashed window rests his head in his hands as po lice and volunteers work with timbers to pry up his over turned truck pinning him to the ground Boyle 55 re mained conscious through the halfhour ordeal and gave advice to his rescuers He was taken to a hospital in Need ham Mass with a leg and internal injuries Boyle said his truck overturned when he swerved to avoid another vehicle Forrestal Will Fly to Key West to Confer With Truman Key West Fla ment that Secretary of Defense Forrestal is flying down Thursday to have lunch with President Tru man stirred speculation Wednes day the time of his departure from the cabinet will be discussed Presidential Press Secretary Charles Ross said simply that Forrestal will be a guest of the chief executive at his southern white house on the naval sub marine base The defense secretary told a news conference in Paris that he does not expect to serve out another 4 years in the cabinet He said he was leaving up to Mr Truman to decide when his resig nation will become effective The president talked with For restal by longdistance telephone this morning Ross said During the course of the conversation Forrestal expressed a desire to see the chief Whereupon the president in vited him to fly down from Wash ington to have lunch at his quar ters in the commandants house Representative Sam Rayburn DTexas the prospective speak er of the house again when the democrats organize it in January is coming in Thursday also Ross said Rayburn would arrive in time for dinner Ratify New Contract at Morrell Plant Ottumwa contract be tween John Morrell Co and th union termed by the local union I president as good a contract as there is in the packing industry has been ratified by the union The CIO United Packinghouse Workers union local Tuesday night in a membership meeting approved the contract and an extensive memorandum covering local agree ments The contract is a master agree ment covering both the Ottumwa and Topeka Kans Morrell plants The new contract calls for a basic wage scale for common labor of an hour for women and an hour for men This is a 13 cents an hour increase over the old contract which expired last August Want Berlin Dispute Left in UN Hands 3 Powers Reaffirm Decision Against Parley With Russia Paris The United States Britain and France told top UN officials formally Wednesday they want the Beilin dispute with Rus ia left in the hands of the se curity council The 3 powers reaffirmed their decision against negotiating with Russia on Berlin while the Soviet blockade of the western sectors continues These were the 2 main points of the wests argument Flurry of Excitement The net result of the latest rlurry of excitement in the United Nations was this The east and west have once more stated their positions and each has once again declined to budge The western powers formalized their stand in replies to the appeal by H A Evatt the assembly presi dent and Trygve Lie the UN sec retarygeneral who asked the 4 powers to compose their differ ences for the good of world peace Russia already had replied She insists as before that the Berlin question is part of the allGerman question and must be discussed by the council of foreign ministers No Negotiation The United States once again said it would not negotiate the issue of Berlin under the threat implicit in the Russian blockade Britain said the Russian veto of a Berlin solution offered by the socalled neutrals of the security council stood in the way of prog toward a settlement That 20Year Iowa Roa Program Propose 2 Bail Out of 2 Planes National Guard Pilots Parachute to Safety Des Moines an hour after Col Fred C Gray senior national guard flight instructor had advised another guard pilot to abandon his plane Tuesday night Gray had to take some of his own advice Both pilots parachuted to safety after leaving their F51 national guard fighter planes in the same general area between Des Moines and Indianola Gray and Lt Joseph L Philipp son 24 Des Moines were on a routine night training flight Phil ippsons motor started to cut out and spray his windshield with oil Gray advised Philippson to bail out Rites Planned for Veteran Clinton Editor Clinton services will be held in the First Presby terian church here Friday for Warren C East 64 editor of the Clinton Herald for 30 years The veteran editor died Tuesday night in Jane Lamb hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at his desk last Thursday Doctors said he was improved during the weekend but he ex perienced a relapse Tuesday morn ing Gray circled the area after Phil ippson abandoned his plane to watch him land and verify a re port locating the plane Philippson landed about 4 miles north of In dianola Then Gray started back to the airport only to have his motor cut out too He jumped and landed about 400 yards from where his plane hit about 7 miles north of Indianola Neither man suffered injuries Philipposn was jerked out of his shoes when his chute opened Gray also had parachute trouble He said it was a new type para chute and he had difficulty find ing the rip cord He estimated his chute opened about 200 feet from the ground AAA Committeemen Will Be Elected Des Moines UR Township AAA committeemen will be elec ted Dec 19 the state production marketing administration said Wednesday The township committeemen will choose county AAA commit tees Dec 10 Each township is en titled to one committceman and each county to 3 to carry on the pricesupport crop loan and soil conservation payment programs at the local level ress proposal had called for lifting of the blockade to be followed im mediately by a 4 power conference Group Asks Low Change in Life Terms Des biennial review of the cases of all lifetermers in the state prisons has been recom mended in a report to Gov Rob ert D Blue The report released by the governor also included confidential recommendations by the committee concerning the cases of 14 persons serving life terms Appointment of the committee which interviewed the 14 lifers remained a secret until Tuesday It was headed by Judge William P Butler Mason City and in cluded County Attorney William W Chrissman Cedar Rapids and Sheriff Milford Engelbert Ma rengo The committee members served without pay the governor said The committee also proposed an amendment of the states in determinate sentence law It said the law should be changed so as to exclude from operation of that law all crimes for which the maxi mum sentence is life and dis cretion should be restored to the courts in such cases as burglary and bank robbery Ineligible for Parole Iowa has about 200 persons serving life sentences in the state The governor according to pres ent law must commute the sen tence of any one of them to a term of years before he becomes elig ible for a parole The only commutation made by Blue was to save Louis B Hofer 38 from hanging about a year ago The committee recommended that all life cases be reviewed bi ennially by either the parole board or an independent agency the governor said If a new agency is authorized its members should include a judge a lawyer a psychiatrist a law enforcement officer and a representative of Wirephoto MADGE MEREDITH FIGHTS DAMAGE Mere dith former actress recently convicted of kidnaping waits the start of testimony Tuesday in a civil suit brought against her by Verne V Davis 34 He charges he was with Nick Gianaclis Miss Merediths for mer manager when they were waylaid and beaten June 30 1947 Miss Meredith is now awaiting appeal on a sentence of 5 years to life in prison for the kidnaping conviction Actress Back in Court Again Madge Meredith Now Faces Civil Suit Los Angeles Mere dith 27 former screen actress is back in court again Miss Meredith the former Mar jorie Massow of Iowa Falls Iowa was in superior court Tuesday as a defendant in a civil damage suit arising from a kid naping of which she was convicted last year She is at liberty now on bail awaiting appeal on her sen tence of 5 years to life in prison for assaulting and kidnapping her former career manager Nick Gianaclis Los Angeles restaur ant supply man Erne V Davis 34 who was with Gianaclis at the time June 30 1947 when they were waylaid in the Hollywood Hills brought the suit against the actress He alleged that 3 men James A Hatfield Damon W Klinken berg and Albert W Tucker all under Miss Merediths direction pulled Davis from an automobile beat him with fists and blackjack over a 2hour period and taped his eyes and mouth before re leasing him The 3 men were convicted with Miss Meredith Decker Case Goes Before High Court Union Alleges Judge Tom Boynton Acted Illegally in Trial Des Moines Iowa su preme court was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a case in which the Mason City lo cal of the CIO United Packing house workers union and 47 of its members were fined for contempt of court The case grew out of a union strike at the Decker Packing com pany plant in Mason City lasl spring District Judge Tom Boyn ton convicted the union and the 47 members of violation of an in junction against the union inter fering with the companys busi ness Although fines totaling were imposed the union members were given the alternative of jai sentences of varying lengths Company officials contended in the contempt case that union pickets prevented hog trucks from entering the plant The union and its members in obtaining a review of the case bj the supreme court alleged tha Judge Boynton acted illegally Th review case was brought agains the judge Pending the decision of the su AP Wirephoto TANKS BOUND FOR M3 tanks are loaded aboard the S3 Andrew Jackson in Houston Tex Tuesday before the boat sailed for Shanghai China Houston cus toms officials said the tanks war surplus originally were to go to Mexico but when the state department export li cense came through it was for China The tanks had been held 2 months at Beaumont Tex Chinese Government Claims 90000 Casualties for Reds preme court the collection of the fines or the carrying out of the jail sentences is delayed Pleads Innocent to Fraud Charge ernment only Helen cideration Washington UR Campbell former secretary to Rep J Parnell Thomas pleaded inno cent Wednesday to charges that she conspired with the New Jersey republican in a payroll fraud scheme The 63 year old g r a yhaired secretary entered a not guilty plea in a barely audible before Federal Judge Richmond B Keech Keech ordered her to stand trial with Thomas on Jan 10 Thomas chairman of the unAmerican ac tivities committee already has pleaded innocent to charges of violating the false ciaims stat ute French Reds Order Strike Nationwide Walkout Called for Monday Paris UP Communist labor leaders Wednesday night ordered a nationwide general port and dock strike to begin next Mon day The strike was called by the communistcontrolled federation of ports and docks after its leaders had pleaded in vain with Chris tian Pineau minister of public works and transport to raise longshormens wages Pineau told union leaders at a conference this morning that wage increases were a matter of higher policy to be decided by the gov after careful con sideration Dock workers at Dunqurque al ready have struck in support of wage demands There also have been partial walkouts at Bordeau La Pallice La Rochelle Marseille and a number of other ports The general dock strike call came only 24 hours after Interior Minister Jules Moch accused Rus sia and its satellites of fomenting and financing strikes in France in a deliberate attempt to wreck the Marshall plan Moch spoke in the assembly Nanking government asserted Wednesday 90000 cas ualties were inflicted on Reds routed east of Suchow gateway to Nanking The official and progovern ment reports buoyed the capital But skeptics mindful of other government claims at Tsinan Chinhsien and Mukden just be fore they fell to the Reds waited for more information Points Seem True These points however appeared true on the basis of information here 1 The Chinese air force blunted Red attacks across the open coun try east of Suchow 200 miles northwest of the capital 2 Gen Hugna PoTaos 7th army group which was isolated east of Suchow lost more than half of its full strength of 4 armies It has survived repeated attacks and still is in the field Its ability to take and give punish ment heartened other government units Martial Law 3 The executive Yuan ordered martial law extended to Tsingtao site of the American naval base in the western Pacific The order goes now to President Chiang KaiShek for implementation The action followed the application of marital law to Nanking Shanghai and SuchoW 4 Gen Pai ChungHsis 4 na tional armies from Hankow ap proached the PukowSuchow rail road from the west after a forced State Ends Testimony in Murder Trial Emmetsburg County At torney Joseph Hand said at noon Wednesday that the state had completed its introduction of tes timony in the murder trial of Nels Christensen on charges of slaying his brother Julius at an auction sale in Ruthven last Sept 4 The last of a series of approxi mately 20 state witnesses were on the stand Wednesday morning and the days chief testimony was by William Heisler of Dickens Heisler testified that last Aug 8 he talked with Nels in Arnolds Park In that conversation Heisler told the jury Nels said Julius was breaking up his home and he was going to shoot him This testimony apparently was intended to show that the slaying of Julius Christensen was pre meditated Plan Would Cost Nearly Billion MultipleLane Super Highways Not Advocated Des Moines special Iowa road study committee Wed nesday recommended the state spend an estimated on a 20 year program to improve its highways and streets The objectives of the program would be dustless surfaced safe highways for the present primary road system access to a surfaced secondary road for every reason ably located rural home in Iowa and improvement of streets which are a part of highways Multiplelane and super high ways were not advocated Presented to Blue The committee presented its re port to Gov Robert D Blue for legislative action The report said the program would cost an estimated 000 a year Of this sum 000 is now in sight leaving 211000 to be raised annually to meet the needs No increase in the state gaso line tax nor any new bonded in debtedness would be required to carry out the program the com mittee said Obtain Money The committee recommended these ways of obtaining the addi tional income needed 1 Transferring use taxes on new motor vehicles and sales taxes on automotive equipment to high way funds 2 Deferring the automatic re duction in registration fees and using actual weight to govern registration fees 3 Setting up a graduated in crease system of registration fees for trucks and establishing a annual registration fee on farm tractors used in highway trans portation The committee was authorized by the 1947 legislature to recom mend anew highway program The present one expires in 1950 march of 180 miles Ford Fires 23 Car Dealers for Black Marketing Philadelphia Pa Henry Ford II president of the Ford Motor company said in an inter view here Wednesday his company had fired 23 Ford dealers for black market prices Commenting on the congression al probe of car dealer activities in Washington Ford said We know that many dealers unscrupulous As long as a dealer has a chance to make easy money he will We dont condone the practice and have fired 23 dealers for black market practices Well fire more if we catch them 20 PERISH Athens Press dispatches said 2 sailboats collided Monday off the island of Skiathos and 20 persons passengers and crewmen perished Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Wednesday night Warmer Wed nesday night Thursday mostly cloudy Low Wednesday night 30 to 35 High Thursday 45 to 50 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Wed 1 nesday night Thursday mostly cloudy Warmer east portion Low Wednesday night near 40 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Scat tered snow flurries east and south portions Thursday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 25 At 8 a m Wednesday 31 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 6 the public the committee recom mended Recommend Psychiatrist If the parole board reviews the cases the committee also recom mended that it employ a trained psychiatrist for such work The 3man committee was ap pointed to study records of the states lifeterm prisoners but its recommendations on specific cases are confidential Gov Blue said He did not name any of the 14 prisoners interviewed but said he would act on the recommendations of the committee on a number of the cases Recommendations on other cases he said will be turned over to GovernorElect William S Beardsley along with copies of the 2 recommended changes in the law dealing with life termers Ford Expects 4th Round Pay Boosts Philadelphia Ford II president of the Ford Motor company said Wednesday a 4th round of wage increases was in evitable Workers are going to get an other pay boost Ford told a news conference I dont think anything can prevent it Ford came here with other mem bers of his firms policy commit CLERGYMAN ILL AUa was received that the Rev Vincent T Hover man of Delhi son of Garrett Hov erman of this place has been lying critically ill at Mercy hospital in Dubuque for the past week Blood transfusions have strengthened the priest a bit although he is still very sick Iowa Fire Chiefs to Meet at Boone Ames of the Iowa Fire Chiefs association will hold their annual assembly at Boone next Tuesday it was an nounced Wednesday The meeting will include dis cussion of the Iowa building code future training plans and selec tion of adequate fire equipment ITU Papers to Try Again Observers See No Settlement Near Chiang KaiShek in Appeal to Truman for Policy Stand Washington Chiang KaiShek has appealed di dectly to President Truman for an American policy statement to bolster the morale of Chinese anti communist forces it was learned Wednesday Undersecretary of State Lovett told a news conference that Mr Truman had received a letter di rectly from Chiang Lovett did not say what the message was about Contains Appeal It was learned later it con tained the appeal for encourage ment to the hardpressed armies and peoples of nationalist China in their critical battle with the com munists This appeal parallels a similar request which Chinese Ambassa dor Wellington Koo presented to Lovett last Thursday Koo dis closed the purpose of his visit Wednesday night tee to inspect the Ford assembly The ambassador said China plant at nearby Chester Pa wants an American expression of sympathy solidarity and sup port Diplomats here speculated he Chinese government appeals might be answered with a white house statement after Mr Truman reviews the Chinese and other in ternational situations with Secre tary of State Marshall here next Monday Takes Letter Form Lovett was asked at his news conference about Koos disclosure He replied that he could not add anything to what President Tru man told newsmen Tuesday to the effect that the American govern ment has been in communication with Chiang Questioned further about this communication Lovett said that it took the form of a letter from the Chinese head of state to the Amer ican head of state He said he did not know whether the letter had cleared through the state depart ment but he thought it went di rectly to the president Chicago UP Representatives of Chicagos 5 struck newspapers and Local 16 of the International Typographical Union AFL will meet Thursday in another attempt to reach contract agreements The spokesmen ended a bar gaining session Tuesday without reports of progress Local President John Pilch de clined any comment on the meet ing or whether there had been any change in union proposals John OKeefe secretary of the Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association said I dont think the disputants are nearer settle ment The printers have been on strike against the local newspapers for almost a year Try to End Dock Strike Government Sends Top Mediators Washington govern ment sent one of its top mediators to New York Wednesday to try to end the crippling east coast dock strike William N Margolis assistant to Director Cyrus S Ching of the federal mediation service left by plane for conferences with union and management leaders Margolis immediate objective was understood to be to get both sides together seeking a strike ending solution There have been no unionmanagement peace talks since the walkout began more than a week ago Other mediation service concil iators have been working for months on the dispute between the AFL International Longshoremens association and Atlantic coast stevedoring firms We intend to do everything we can to end the walkout Margolis told a reporter Negotiations Resumed at Rath Plant Waterloo of the Rath Packing Co and local 46 of the United Packinghouse Workers resumed negotiations Wednesday at a Waterloo hotel Meanwhile an estimated 200 employes of the hog cutting and killing departments were off the job again Wednesday following their suspension by the company Tuesday Employes in these departments first walked off their jobs last Saturday The t negotiations concern dis cussions of a new contract Burglar Takes Only Bedclothes Hollywood must have been a sleepy burglar who broke into the small Franklin Canyon cabinstudio of Actor Edward G Robinson and his wife during the weekend they reported Wednes day All the intruder took were blankets sheets bedspreads and pillows Latest Figure on Presidential Vote By UNITED PRESS The United Press tabulation to date on the presidential election Nov 2 Truman 23555785 Dewey 21440515 Wallace 1116620 Thurmond 1013940 Thomas 33002 Watson 29704 Tiechert 1276 Dobbs 283 Scattering 3895 Horse Killed by Auto on Highway K Hansen of eRoy Minn employe of the Oliver plant at Charles City suf ered bruises about the head when he car he was driving struck a horse on the highway north of c I n t i r e Tuesday The horse anded on the hood and it was necessary for a veterinarian to all the animal Deputy Lewis Haberkorn investigated the crash and found the car badly damaged FOOD EXPORTS Washington food exports were up 14 per cent above July The office of international trade reported that food imports for August were 12 per cent higher than in the preceding month Largely responsible for the in crease in exports was wheat Shipments were the highest in quantity and value for any month in either 1947 or 1948 The frigate bird clocked at 261 miles an hour is the fastest feath ered flyer Total DIES IN DENTIST CHAIR Arlington r s H a r o 1 c Morse 39 died in a dentists chair here Tuesday night Death wa attributed to a heart attack Sh is survived by her husband fanner near here and 7 children SAME MMuti tomftte put 24 Y ;