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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THC NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LTV Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No 294 CHILDREN STRICKEN WITH paralysis has spread to all If children of Mr and Mrs Edgar E Huff of Deerfield 111 The victims all stricken within the last 10 days are left to Joanna 8 Elizabeth one Patricia John 4 In rear left to right are Edgar Jr 7 and Michael 5 Charles City Man Awaiting Settlement Charles City UR Thomas Kellogg was awaiting payment of Thursday as settlement of his damage suit against the city and Iowa Public Service company Insurance companies for the utility and the city made the set tlement Wednesday and Kelloggs suit in district court was dismissed Kellogg was burned and his house extensively damaged Oct 9 1946 when he lighted a trash burner in his basement Investi gation by the utility company dis closed a break in the service con nection allowing gas to escape in the sewer Answers to Grain Charge Says Buying Done on Steady Market Washington agricul ture department Thursday disput ed a congressmans statement that the governments grain buying policy has forced up food prices The record shows the bulk of our purchases were made on a steady or declining market a department spokesman said His statement came after Rep August H Andrewsen RMinn indicated that his special commit tee to investigate commodity trad ing will charge the Truman ad ministration with pushing prices up through large purchasing The department spokesman said the purchasing policy has been if the market is going up stay out Sometimes to meet emergen cies or a particular shipping schedule we had to buy in a ris ing market But we got out as soon as we could he said Work Stops at Morrell 700 Pork Workers Walk Out of Plant Ottumwa entire pork department of the Morrell pack ing plant shut down again Thurs day in a new labor dispute Approximately 700 workers were affected in a dispute which began xvith the suspension of 2 pork cut department employes The company went out of the hog market No further pork op erations were expected this week The new shutdown occurred while Federal Mediator Walter C White was meeting withcompany and CIO packinghouse union rep resentatives The union and com pany have been unable to agree on a new contract since the old one expired Aug 11 A company spokesman said Thursdays stoppage grew out of the refusal of 2 pork cut em ployes to work as directed by their foremen Iowa Progressives to Hold Meeting DCS Moines progresj sive party will hold its 5th dis trict convention here Sunday state headquarters announced Thursday Speakers will include Seymour Pitcher Iowa City progressive party candidate for U S senator Fred Stover Hampton national progressive party committeeman and G P Tower Des vice chairman of the state central committee Russian Raids Into U S Sector of Berlin Reported Berlin armed trols were reported to have in vaded the American sector of Ber lin at 3 points Thursday in what appeared to be harassing stabs across the zonal border In one of the reported invasions an American military police pa trol and 4 soviet soldiers were said to have drawn up toe to toe with machine guns ready for ac tion Thetense situation ended when the Russians withdrew across the border A rash of reports that the so viets were violating the sector frontier came mostly from Ger man police The U S army com mand dispatched military police to investigate each report The first of the U S patrols was sent to the area of the An halter station near the sector frontier just south of the Pots darner Platz scene of frequent eastwest friction The reports said other incidents occurred in the Schlesischestrasse on the eastern edge of the Ameri can sector and in the Lichtenra derstrasse on the far southern edge Those areas border on the soviet zone Plan to Keep Workers Off Harvester Job East MoJine III strike leaders announced Thursday they will try to close tight the Inter national Harvester companys works here Friday Arvid Sheets president of the local union of the United Farm Equipment workers made the an nouncement at a mass meeting Thursday at the gates of the plant Police estimated that 155 persons were at the meeting To hell with injunctions the local vice president Lloyd Panel told the gathering He referred to court action that could be taken if picketing should interfere with entry into the big plant normally employing 3000 production work ers News Photographers to Pick Bathing Suits ior MISS America Race Atlantic City N J 1949 Miss America pageant may bring some dramatic revelations Miss Lenora Slaughter pageant director said newspaper reporters and photographers who objected to this years black and white striped suits would be allowed to choose the official 1949 suit Asks Proof on Resignations Says Atom Scientists Not Afraid of Smear Washington UR Rep John McDowell RPa Thursday chal lenged critics of the house spy investigation to produce a single atomic scientist who quit govern ment service for fear he would be smeared McDowell said the charges are part of a plan to discredit the committees work Referring to a recent speech in which President Truman indirectly assailed the group for creating a totalitarian climate for scientists McDowell said Obviously the presidents speech was inspired by this plan Mr Trumans address delivered Monday night before a scientists meeting in Washington was en dorsed promptly by the Federa tion of American Scientists Shortly thereafter an official of a scientists association at Oak Ridge Term said the totalitar ian climate mentioned by the president was at least partly re sponsible for a big turnover in scientists on the government pay roll The official Ray Stoughton said about 40 per cent of the Oak Ridge experts recently had quit Advance Time for Gov Dewey Rally DCS Moines rally at which Gov Thomas E Dewey will open his campaign will open at p m instead of 7 p m next Monday republican state head quarters announced Thursday A headquarters spokesman said so many bands and drum corps will be on the program preceding Deweys speech it was necessary to advance the starting time 30 minutes Dewey is scheduled to speak at 8 p m in Drake stadium Arraignment of Axis Sally Delayed Washington arraign ment of Mildred E Gillars Axis postponed Thursday to Sept 24 The 47 year old Portland Maine native was indicted last Friday on charges of wartime treason She is accused of helping the nazis psychological warfare cam paign and undermining the morale of U S troops Romania Demands Recall of Members of U S Legation TO CAST 1ST VOTE Washington UR Margaret Truman has been presented with a first voter certificate by the Young Democratic Clubs of America The presidents daugh Ur who is 24 will cast her first ballot in the Novem Wr election Washington state deL partment disclosed Thursday that 4 members of the American lega tion staff in Bucharest Romania have been recalled on the demand of the Romanian government Romania had accused the 4 of taking photographs in a forbidden zone The United States rejected the accusation and declared that the Romanian governments c o m plaints do not conform to the facts This assertion was made in a note which was delivered by Min ister Rudolf E Schoenfeld to the Romanian foreign ministry Wed nesday Accuse Police The note released by the state department Thursday accused Romanian police in the city Giur giu of having detained the 2 men and 2 women clerks of the lega tion staff for 17 hours incommun icado after the alleged photo graphing occurred It charged that for 16 hours no member of the group was al lowed food or water Against this inexcusable action of the Romanian authorities Schoenfeld lodged what his own note called an energetic protest The 4 members of the legation staff involved in the incident were named in the note as Wayne Fish er 3rd secretary and vice con sul of Glidden Iowa Paul Green an attache of Newark Ohio Miss Ruth Virginia Garr a clerk of San Francisco and Miss Peggy Maggard a clerk of Kansas City Mo No Photographs In his note to the foreign min istry Schoenfeld declared flatly that no tmember of the group took any photographs whatever in the city or port of Giurgiu or indeed in any locality in the vicin ity of Giurgiu He said legation members in question proceeded on Sept 6 in a properly documented legation automobile from Bucharest to Giurgiu and were stopped by the police in Giurgiu and retained in communicado for some 17 hourjj During that time they were repeatedly refused permission to telephone the American legation in Bucharest Find Body of Kendall in Cedar River Austin Man Leaves Note Admitting Murder of Wife Austin Minn body of George Kendall 65 who killed his wife as she slept and then left notes saying he planned to take his own life was recovered from the Cedar river Thursday The unemployed meat plant worker beat and slashed his wife to death early Wednesday Police Chief George Roope said the hat and coat of Frank Kendall were found on the bank Wednes day The body of Mrs Kendall was found on a bloodspattered bed in I her apartment She had been beaten with a hammer and slashed with a butcher knife Roope said Kendall left notes beside his wifes body saying he killed his wife and intended to drown himself Neighbors said Kendall had been despondent since losing his job last June Monopoly Charges Are Called Political Ask Diplomat to Move to Negro Section Washington Ethio pian minister to the United States was revealed Thursday to have been asked to leave his box seat at Constitution hall Monday night and move to a section reserved for Negroes Instead the minister Prince H S Imru walked out of the hall The incident occurred just before President Truman addressed the opening session of the convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Officers of the scientific organ ization heard about the affront Wednesday night and immediate ly apologized to Imru Edmund W Sinnott president of the associa tion described the incident as shocking and said it profound ly humiliates us It was understood that the Eth iopian legation made an informal protest to the state department and the department expressed its regrets Stevenson Wants Recount Texan Charges Fraud in Vote Ft Worth Tex Gov Coke R Stevensons fight for the Texas democratic sena torial nomination was before Fed eral District Judge T Whitfield Davidson Thursday Davidson issued a temporary restraining order to hold up final certification of Rep Lyndon B Johnson as the partys nominee on the Nov 2 ballot Stevenson charged that John son won on fraudulent returns from some Texas counties in the close runoff primary Johnson won by just 87 votes of the mil lion cast A hearing will be held Tuesday on Stevensons request for a perm anent injunction to bar Johnsons certification UN Votes to Look Into War in Hyderabad Paris United Nations Security Council voted 8 to 0 Thursday to look into the war situation in Hyderabad China Soviet Russia and the Ukraine ab stained in the vote placing the Indian invasion of the princely state on the agenda The council met in the Palais De Chaillot Its first business wa3 to decide whether Indias inva sion of the princely state concerns the council Hyderabad is seeking a cease fire order withdrawal of Indian trops and mediation by the U N A Ramaswami Mudaliar representing India told the press his country contends this is strictly a domestic affair and is outside the province of the coun cil becnusc Hyderabad is not a sovereign state John Cabot discovered New foundland five years after Colum bus made his first voyage to the West Indies SAME fBUek flag meant raffia U 24 Minnesota Incumbents Win Contest District Only One in Trouble Minneapolis of Min nesotas incumbent congressmpn seeking reelection won renom ination in Tuesdays primary lat est returns showed Thursday Only one Rep Joseph P OHara 2nd district republican had difficulty Complete returns from the districts 426 precincts showed that he polled 22985 votes to 17891 for State Sen Val Imm who conceded Others Republicans The other incumbents who won renomlnation also were republi cans They were Reps Walter H Judd St Paul H Carl An dersen Tyler and Harold C Hagen Crookston In their cases the victories were more lopsided U S Sen Joseph H Ball piled up an overwhelming victory over 2 republican opponents as did Gov Luther H Youngdahl over 5 contestants trying to beat him for GOP renomination Beats Shields Mayor Hubert H Humphrey of Minneapolis beat his leftwing DFL opponent James Shields al most 10 to 1 Almost all right wing DFL congressional candi dates also were successful in de feating candidates pledged to a splinter group supporting Henry Wallace and the progressive party nationally Orville Freeman state DFL chairman said the rightwing victories showed beyond doubt that most DFL followers support the partys regular branch Truman May Pay to Hear Own Talk Oklahoma City Truman may have to pay to hear himself talk vhen he visits Okla homa City on Sept 28 When state democratic chiefs arranged to have the president speak at the state fair they forgot one little thing That was the fairs sacred 16yearold rule against free admissions Someone will probably pay 60 cents for the president But asks Fair Manager Pete Baker who picks up the check for his staff of 100 Officer Testifies in 3rd Day of Rath Trial Waterloo high Waterloo police officer testified Thursday that he was hurled to the ground when he sought to make an arrest the day of the Rath packing plant riot last May 19 The witness was assistant chief of police Max Bredow who was acting chief at the time of the riot Bredow was one of 4 witnesses on the stand by recess time as the trial of Wilbert Warren 27 on riot conspiracy charges moved in to its 3rd day Attorneys have in dicated the case may take from 3 to 4 weeks Ten other defendants similarly charged remain to be tried Describe Fray Speaking of May 19 Bredow said I was standing at the plant en trance and a man by the name of Ed Knebel who worked at the plant came to me and said wind ows had been smashed in his car The officer said as he and Kne bel walked towarcJ the parking lot a crowd collected around them and somebody took a punch at Knebel Shoved to Ground Bredow said he then moved to arrest the man who had swung but that members of the seized him and shoved him to the ground The crowd had scattered by the time he arose Testifying under crossexamina tion Bredow admitted that Lee Simon an international CIO pack inghouse union representative had asked permission to use the loud speaker to restore order after vio lence occurred following the slay ing of William Farrel a striking worker Law Enforcement Meeting Closes Ottumwa 3day con vention of Iowa law enforcement officers closed here Thursday the delegates heard Attorney General Robert Larson warn that they must enforce the law or they may find themselves behind prison bars Warning against playing along with lawbreakers Larson said he hopes that officers will fight for self respect in their communities 38 Rescued in Hurricane 4 Crewmen of Ship Still Lost New York crew members of an abandoned British freighter were rescued Thursday by 2 ships in the hur ricanelashed north Atlantic but 4 others were lost Coast guard headquarters said the American rescue ship Cecil N Bean reported saving 20 crew members of the freighter Leices ter from mountainous waves about 400 miles southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland The Bean reported that 18 other crew members were rescued by the Argentine steamer Torpero The remainder of the Leicesters 42man crew were reported lost The Leicester a 7266ton New Yorkbound freighter was caught in the path of the northward sweeping midAtlantic hurricane Shehas now been completely a bandoned the Bean messaged A brief message received by coast guard headquarters said the remainder of the Leicesters crew were lost during the hurricane Tuesday night Dies in Hospital From Wreck Injury Des Moines John Bur ket 68 of Minburn died Tues day night in a Des Moines hospital of injuries suffered in an auto mobile accident She and her husband were brought to the hospital suffering injuries from the mishap He was dismissed from the hospital Tues day Cariosity Kills Cat Carlsbad N M killed a cat Someone saw the feline stumbling down the street with a sphaghettl can encircling its head The police blotter said Feline extermination Agreement at Minneapolis Flour Mill Minneapolis of 8 struck flour milling firms re opened Thursday after coming to terms with the AFL American Federation of Grain Processors who walked out 8 days ago On strike for higher wages em ployes of priority mills reported almost 100 per cent for work Thursday R F Davis production manager said Davis said that the company agreed with the union to grant increases which may be won by strikers still out at mills of the big 5 General Mills Pillsbury International RussellMiller and Standard He said also that such increases would be retroative to Thursday He said that 41 men struck and all returned to work At General Mills 15 advertising clerical workers who came under the mill workers contract re turned to work under the same conditions GRAFF APPOINTED Washington resident Truman Thursday appointed John W Graff to be U S attorney for Minnesota It is a recess appoint ment subject to confirmation by the senate after congress recon venes Phone Strike Is Averted Agreement Made on Wage Scale Washington spokesman for the telephone workers organ izing committee CIO said Thurs day an agreement had been reached at New York by company union negotiating committees to avert a threatened nationwide telephone strike Friday Harold Ash TWOC spokesman said the agreement has been given to the executive board of the As sociation of Communication and Equipment Workers CIO for its approval Locals are being polled with a recommendation that they accept The union has called a strike in 43 states for 6 a m Friday All night bargaining sessions were held Wednesday night by officials of the union and Western Electric Corp an American Telephone and Telegraph affiliate The agreement reportedly calls for a wage increase of from 9 to 14 cents an hour for the 25000 communication workers with an average increase of 11 cents President of Swift Denies Violations Armour Spokesman Says Profit Only Cent a Pound Chicago Holmes president of Swift and Co charg ed Thursday that antitrust suits were filed against his firm and hree other large packinghouses for political reasons Holmes said the suits were part of an attempt to shift responsi bility for high prices He denied that Swift had violated any law The industrys big Armour and Co Wilson and Co and the Cudahy Packing were named in a suit filed in fed eral court Wednesday by the jus lice department The government accused the packers of a monopolizing com bination in the supply and price of meat It also asked an injunc tion which would require Armour and Swift to be broken up into 5 separate companies each and Wilson and Cudahy into 2 firms each Another packing official George A board chairman of Armour also denied the charges He said his companys profit last year was only J of a cent a pound of meat too small to be responsi ble for the change which has tak en place in meat prices Postmaster Raps Congress Hits Lack of Action on Postal Rate Hike Cedar Rapids General Jesse Donaldson charged Wednesday night that congress turned down his recommendations for postal rate raises because this is an election year Nobody wants to tackle mount ing postal deficits during an elec tion year Donaldson said at the Iowa chapter convention of the National Association of Postmas ters Donaldsons speech contained a strong endorsement of President Truman Earlier Donaldson said post masters would not need to worry about their jobs if Thomas E Dewey were elected president He said he did not believe the GOP would repeal the law putting post masters under civil service FLAMES RISE FROM OIL TANK balls of flame shoot into the sky at Inglewood Cal as ex plosions wrack an oil tank farm Wednesday 3 Dead After Oil Storage Tank Bfast Inglewood Cal UR Three persons were dead and 9 injured after a spectacular series of ex plosions ripped through an oil tank area and set fire to a nearby trailer camp Flames shot hundreds of feet into the air Wednesday sending up thick black smoke clouds that could be seen for miles around the Basin Oil company plant Screaming mothers ran hysteri cally through the camp fo rescue their children as the flaming oil poured down on the trailers Mrs Lillian Reynolds 35 Mrs Olive Ziegler 27 and her daugh ter Judy 3 all of Inglewood died in Centinela hospital a few hours after they were injured The first blast caught Mrs Rey nolds in her trailer Neighbors dragged her from the blazing trailer and rolled her in a water soaked blanket Two of the 16 tanks exploded first and flames enveloped the others as 9000 barrels of crude oil ignited More explosions fol lowed sending a sheet of flame over the trailer camp Nine trail ers were destroyed and others damaged One Degree Cooler at Noon Reading Thursdays high was slightly under Wednesdays reading at the KGLO transmitter tower with 94 degrees Wednesday the reading was 95 This did not indicate that Thursday may be cooler however for often the highest reading is reached later in the afternoon FBI Baffled Tacoma Wash local FBI office reported to police that someone had broken into the weapons at McNeil Island federal penitentiary Missing were a Ger man luger and a Colt police revol ver Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair continued warm and windy through Friday High Friday 95 Low Thursday night 65 to 70 Iowa Fair and warm through Fri day becoming cooler northwest portion Friday night Low Thurs day night 6570 west 6065 east Minnesota Partly cloudy scatter ed showers and cooler north west Thursday Friday partly cloudy and cooler scattered showers west and north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 67 At 8 a m Thursday 75 YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum 50 V ;