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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI MIWSrAfER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS VOL Associated United Press Kul Lease Wlrea Five Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 1948 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 34 AP Wirephoto PRESIDENTIAL FAMILY on the lawn of the little white house in Key West Fla are left to right Mrs Truman the president and Margaret The little white house is in the background Runs Engine Headon Into Empty Train Dolton 111 railroad en gineer said Thursday that he was blinded by the headlight of an other locomotive just before his train crashed into an empty com muter train standing at a station here Wednesday night Fortyseven persons were in jured 13 seriously when the Meadowlark an 8car streamliner operated by the Chicago and East ern Illinois railroad struck the 4 car commuter train at the Lincoln avenue station here The engine of the commuter train had been detached and was switching around to hook onto the opposite end of the train when the accident occurred The Meadowlarks 2 Diesel loco motives sliced through the stand Ing cars telescoping them and shoving them 700 feet down the track One car was lifted onto the leading locomotive of the Meadow lark Britain Asks Bernadottes Palestine Plan Be Effected Arrest 3 Osage Boys in South Wanted by Sheriff on Theft Charges county Sheriff Theo Horn reported Thursday that 3 Osage boys were apprehended in Oklahoma City Okla Wednesday night and are being held for local officers who will bring charges of theft against them The boys are Nolan Keith Og den 17 Raymond Lee Walters 18 Route 1 and John Louis Rogers Jr 17 Route 2 The boys had all begun high school but had quit The arrests followed investiga tions begun by Sheriff Horn Wednesday morning following a series of breakins and thefts at St Ansgar and other places in the county The loot consisted of shotguns rifles cameras suitcases of cloth ing also jackets coats and other articles of clothing which are be lieved to have been found intact in the boys car The sheriff says the articles were taken by the boys at St Ansgar Friday night during the junior class play The value of the loot is estimated at several hun dred dollars Sheriff Horn says the boys left Osage Sunday morning presum ably for a Texas vacation in Wal ters Dodge convertible The boys are now in jail at Oklahoma City and Sheriff Horn expected to go after them late Thursday It was thought they would be brought back here for hearing Friday FATALLY INJURED Des Moines state high way patrol reported Thursday thai Lawrence H Baumgartner 25 of Strawberry Point was fatally in jured Wednesday night when his car went out of control and let the road The accident occurred on Highway 13 five miles north of Strawberry Point Paris Britain ap pealed to the united nations Thursday to put into effect the Bernadotte plan for Palestine ailing for the Jews to give up the Vegev as the only way to prevent a war to the finish between Is aeli and Arab armies The British appeal for the re vision of the original Palestine sartition plan approved by the JN last Nov 29 was made in the political committee by Hector Mc Neil Reject Plan The United States it was earned refused to join Britain as cosponsor of a resolution calling or assembly approval of the Ber nadotte recommendations That probably killed the resolution in he assembly where a twothirds majority is required The long awaited statement on he American position it was un derstood will not be given to the committee until next week prob bly after Secretary of State Jeorge C Marshall confers with President Truman Monday Drafted by Count The plan was drafted by Count rolke Bernadotte UN mediator for Palestine just before he was assassinated in Jerusalem McNeil warned the UN that it could not step aside now and let he Arabs and Jews seek peace through direct negotiations There are only 2 ways by which a definite political settlement can DC reached in Palestine he said One is by force of arms and the other is by the authority and in fluence of the United Nations DIES AFTER CRASH Elsie Trim bel 66 Monmouth Iowa died in an Anamosa hospital shortly aft er she was injured in a 2car col lision on highway 64 a mile west of here Wednesday SAME 490 M armers Urge Dreference Primary Law Des Moines Iowa Farm Bureau federation Thursday urged he adoption of a presidential pref erence primary law at the next ession of the legislature In another of 18 resolutions idopted by the federation conven ion the Farm Bureau went on record as favoring a flexible farm price support program The resolutions questioned the advisability of changing the state ales taz GovernorElect William Beardsley promised in his cam paign to work for the repeal of the ales tax on food As expected the convention urged return to collection of the tate income tax at the full rate The rate will revert to 100 per cent from the present 75 per cent on payments made in 1950 unless he 1949 legislature changes it President to End Vacation Sunday Key West Fla Truman plans to end his 2week vacation here Sunday He will leave at 10 a m CST aboard the presidential plane the Independence fo rthe 4 hour flight to Washington The president is tanned in good spirits and appears fit He weighs 173 or 174 pounds about 5 pounds under his top weight but 6 pounds more than when he first took of fice Expect Typhoon to Hit on Okinawa Tokyo typhoon with winds up to100 miles an hour at its center is expected to sideswipe Okinawa Thursday The storm is headed in the gen eral direction of southern Japan where it may strike Friday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow Thursday night Clearing and colder Friday Low Thursday night 20 to 25 High Friday 30 to 32 Iowa Cloudy with rain changing to snow extreme east Thursday night Colder Thursday Friday clearing and colder Low Thurs day 22 to 28 Minnesota Fair north cloudy south with snow southeast and extreme south portion Thurs day night probably becoming heavy in extreme southeast Clearing Friday Colder Thurs day night and in extreme south east portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending al 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 49 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Thursday 41 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 7 Victory Is Claimed by Government Nationalists Say Battle for City of SuchowOver Nanking government claimed complete victory in the Suchow battle Thursday Gen Chang LiuShih official military spokesman t o Id his weekly press conference The battle for Suchow can be considered as concluded What the communists do now is subject to conjecture Chang pictured the red forces in flight He said government troops and planes were mopping up an area extending 30 miles around Suchow 130000 Casualties The spokesman asserted 130000 casualties were inflicted on the reds as against 40000 suffered by nationalists Even as he spoke 1250 Ameri can marine reinforcements pre pared to rush from Guam to Tsing tao 225 miles northeast of Suchow to bolster the 3600 marines at the U S naval anchorage there Shanghai reports had a red truck column moving toward Tsingtao from Tsinan U S Senator George W Mai one RNev in Tokyo told the Press he attended a ecret conference in Tsingtao Vednesday at which plans were iscussed by representatives of en Douglas MacArthur and avy leaders He said he could ot discuss the plans Other government sources said he government won at least the pening phase of the Suchow bat le against 300000 veteran troops This victory they added means Nanking is safe at least for a month or longer See Chiang Comeback The government previously an icunced more than 1000000 men n both sides were involved in he battle More optimistic officials said he results of the past weeks ighting means the ascendency of Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks mce waning fortunes Willing to Withdraw From Negev Tel Aviv announced Thursday that she is willing to withdraw from the Negev area of southern Palestine those troops who entered it after Oct 14 but insisted the rest must remain This would leave the Israeli army still virtually in control of the Negev Premier David BenGuriori an nounced the Israeli governments decision at a meeting of the state council It was Israels answer to the United Nations demand that Jewish forces return to the posi tions they held before they began their Negev offensive Oct 14 We shall leave those troops who were there before Oct 14 in their positions but will have no objec tion to the withdrawal of those who came after that date Ben Giirion said Strike Parley Set for Friday First Joint Session Held Since Walkout By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The government will make a new attempt to settle the 9 day old east coast shipping strike Fri day William N Margolis assistan director of the U S mediation anc conciliation service said strikinj AFL longshoremen and their em ployers will meet in their firs joint session since the strik started Wages are the issue Margolis flew to New Yorl from Washington Wednesday a the government stepped into th controversy The strike at port from Maine to Virginiahas mad thousands of dock workers and more than 200 ships idle Its eco nomic effects have been fel throughout the east coast area On the west coast negotiation were reported moving along stead ily in the longshoremens strike that has tied up Pacific coast ports for 12 weeks Pay also is ttv prime issue in that dispute In Portland Ore where the na tional CIO convention will con vene next week signs pointed t the likelihood of a public show down with the procommunist ele ment in the CIO leadership Not Sorry He Killed Brother Christensen Takes Stand in Trial Emmetsburg Chris ensen 50 defendant on a murder charge testified Thursday he wa not sorry that his brother Juliu s dead Christensen is charged with fa ally shooting his 53 year old Brother Julius at a public auc tion sale in Ruthven last Sept 4 Asked on the witness stan whether he regretted his broth ers death Nels replied Im not sorry that Julius i dead Im only sorry that I had t do it Christensen who took the stan after the state rested its cas Wednesday still was in the wit ness chair when court recessed a noon Thursday He said he had beeen warne by Julius1 wife and by other mem bers of the family that Julius wa armed and was going to kill him Dragonflies feed on small insect which they capture and eat on th wing Forrestal Arrives at Key West for Talk Call Monetary Experts In on Berlin Crisis Paris of State Vlarshall summoned American inancial and monetary experts Thursday from Washington and Berlin to advise on currency as pects of the Berlin crisis They will consult with Dr Phil ip C Jessup U S deputy who inndles the Berlin case for Mar shall in the security council This step was disclosed by an American delegation source as emphasis in the blockade dispute shifted to technical aspects of the currency control problem inthe iormer German capital The American experts are fly ng to Paris from the treasury department in Washington and rom Gen Lucius D Clays mili ary government staff in Berlin U N SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie also has initiated a study of he currency question by his own echnicians American sources said Thursday their delegation las not yet received any specific request for definite information from Lie Marines to Fight Only If Attacked Washington quar ters said Thursday American ma rines at Tsingtao will fight Chi nese communists only if the reds attack them or threaten U S civilians This was disclosed as the navy ordered an additional 1250 ma rines to the communistsurround ed port city to assist in the evacu ation of an estimated 4600 civili ans in threatened areas They have been warned to get out while es cape routes remain open Officials emphasized that the marine reinforcements were ord ered only to safeguard evacuees There is no question of fighting it was said unless the marines are attacked or the civilians threatened This policy was understood tc be in keeping with recommenda tions on the Chinese situation re cently worked out by the nationa security council for President Trii man U S marine and naval forces are expected to continue training of Chinese nationalist seamen at Tsingtao as long as possible after the evacuation is completed AP Wirephoto THE 12TH ONE DID IT City Fireman P R Wallace felled 11 trees on his lot in Des Moines and they all fell the right way The 12th however got off its course with the above result Wallace and a neighbor worked from 6 p m until midnight Wednesday night cutting the trunk of the 65foot cottonwood when the tree fell on his house smashed through the roof and bowed out 2 walls Mrs Wallace had been called from the house minutes before the tree fell No windows were broken Supreme Court Sees Movie in Hearing on Decker Case Dies After Auto Motorcycle Crash Santa Monica Cal Anna Marie Cox 21 in a coma for 283 days as a result of a traffic collision died Wednesday without ever regaining consciousness She suffered brain injuries Feb 8 when a motorcycle on which she I was riding collided with a car Church Group Holds Election Race Problems Are Discussed Milwaukee UR The United Council of Church Women closes its national convention Thursday with election of officers and dis cussions on problems concerning Indians and Negroes The 2500 delegates also will at tend town hall meetings on the migrant problem and hear reports from Japan the Philippines Brazil and India In its closing ceremonies the council will rededicate itself to the principles of civil rights and eco nomic justice as the means to peace Wednesday night a leading churohwoman censured Protest antism for its failure in the field of racial relations Mrs J D Bragg of St Louis told the women that the church has reflected and by its practices sanctified racial prejudice rampant in the world Des Moines Iowa su ireme court saw a 3minute movie n its courtroom Wednesday R F Clough attorney for the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant of Vlason City presented what is believed to be the first movie used n an argument before the court The film purported to show members of the CIO United Pack nghouse Workers unions Mason City local preventing 2 livestock rucks from entering the plant last April The union and 47 of its mem bers has appealed to the supreme court to reverse an order by Dis rict Judge Tom Boynton asses ng a total of in fines for contempt of court The union and individual members found uilty of violating a court injunc tion forbidding mass picketing The supreme court took the case AP Wiropholo TRUMANS FURNITURE MOVES INTO BLAIR HOUSE A moving van arrives at Blair house in Washington with furniture from the white house across Pennsylvania avenue preparatory to themoving in of President Trumans family to the temporary quarters while repairs are made on the white house The first family will occupy both Blair house and the Lee house left which will be joined by a new doorway being cut through first floor walls Dulles to Head U S Group at UN Marshall to Arrive in Washington for Conference Monday Key West Fla Secretary James Forrestal arrived at President Trumans vacation retreat Thursday for what he called a general discussion of many things The subjects are expected to range from world problems to For restals decision to quit the cab inet Forrestals resignation al ready is in Mr Trumans hands Its effective date is up to the pres ident Forrestal arrived by plane short ly after Mr Truman appointed John Foster Dulles acting chair man of the U S delegation to the United Nations meeting in Paris Fly to U S Dulles adviser on foreign pol icy to Thomas E Dewey during the presidential campaign will serve as acting chief of the U S delegation during the absence of Secretary of State George C Mar shall Marshall will fly to Wash ington to confer with Mr Tru man Monday The president also named Ben jamin Cohen an alternate delegate to the UN general assembly to serve as chief delegate tempo rarily Cohen will replace Warren R Austin who is ill Forrestal flew from Washington to nearby Voca Chica naval air base He was driven immediately to the temporary white house for lunch with Mr Truman Bolsters Policy The Dulles appointment was the first affirmative action bolstering this countrys bipartisan handling of foreign affairs since Mr Tru man beat Dewey in the Nov 2 election The appointments were an nounced by Charles G Ross white house press secretary He issued the following statement The president has appointed Benjamin Cohen as United States delegate to the general assembly of the United Nations to replace Ambassador Austin who has re turned to this country because of illness Mr Dean Rusk a member of the state department staff is ap pointed alternate in place of Cohen During the absence of Secretary Marshall from Paris the president under advisement following the presentation of oral arguments by dough and George D Dunn Ma son City the unions attorney Dunn argued the union mem bers received no individual notice of the injunction dough said none was needed because this was a substantial mass action to accomplish an illegal purpose He also said the striking members knew of the injunction and said they would be very mean and do lots of damage has designated John Foster Dulles as acting chairman of the United States delegation Grange Frames New Platform Goss Warns Against OverCentralization Portland Me local control over vital domestic prob lems was expected to be recom mended Thursday as the 82nd an nual convention of the National Grange prepared to adopt a plat form for the next year Voting in private sessions dele gates to the convention were ex pected to place the Grange in a position of advocating state and local control over problems re lating to agriculture education health flood control and soil con servation In his annual address at the opening of the convention Na tional Master Albert S Goss warned against an overlycen tralized economy and control and said that too much federalization was a step away from the ideals of American democracy Traditionally favoring control of policies and program at local levels the Grange already has adopted a resolution opposing federal control of the national guard Grange officials expected to complete a program by Friday night ending the 10day conven tion LEAVES HOSPITAL Iowa Dackhorn 23 Chapin was discharged from University hospital Thursday She was admitted as a polio patient Nov 5 Production Is Normal at Rath Plant Waterloo re turned to normal at the Rath packing plant Thursday and pros pects appeared bright for a set tlement of differences between union and company officials Beginning last Saturday pro duction at the meat packing firm had been intermittently interrup ted by a seniority dispute in the hog cut department The same issue has been a fac tor in prolonged negotiations for a new contract between the firm and the CIO packinghouse union local A chief point of controversy has been the status of workers who stayed on the job during the CIO meat strike last spring Spokesmen for both sides said Thursday that the outlook for suc cessful negotiations now is good After an allday session Wednes day the negotiators recessed until next Wednesday 2 Killed When Boiler Explodes Clarks Hill S C boiler of a locomotive exploded Thursday killing the engineer and fireman of a freight tram The freight train enroute from Spartanburg S C to Augusta Ga was a mile from thestation in this little town near Augusta when the mystery blast occurred 500 DROWN Bombay reached Bombay Thursday that an estim ated 500 persons were drowned when a steamer capsized in Ganges river at Patna in Bihar province r ;