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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Prejs Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No Brown Sentenced to Life End to Greek War Asked by Acheson Yugoslavia Stages Campaign for Seat on Security Council Flushing N Y of State Dean Acheson Wednes day asked Russia and her Balkan satellites to join the western pow ers in ending the Greek civil war Achesons appeal came in a ma jor statement of policy delivered before the United Nations general assembly which opened a general debate onthe world situation Most of the 20 foreign ministers here were expected to make simi lar policy declarations Even as Acheson spoke Russias Balkan problems were piling up Yugoslavia was campaigning ac tively among LatinAmerican del egations for a seat on the UNs se are getting set for a threatened strike Saturday night Here the picketing committee of curty council in opposition to the USW Local 1397 in Homestead Pa prepares signs and picketing assignments They are stmetbacked nominee employed at the Homestead plant of the CarnegieIllinois Steel Corporation SIGNS OF TIMES governmentindustryunion talks over deadlocked steel Tabor negotiations continue in Washington the rank and file of the ClOUnited Steelworkers President Asks 6Day Steel Truce Extension Also Calls for Direct Bargaining BULLETIN Washington United States Steel Corp Wednesday accepted President Trumans request to extend the steel strike truce and meet the CIO steelworkers in collective bar gaining By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Truman asked a new 6day extension ofthe steel strike truce Wednesday He also requested that the steeiworkers and companies re sume collective bargaining on their own with federal concilia tors standing by in case of need Meanwhile Cyrus S Ching chief government mediator said he was smiling and hopeful about the possibility of averting a strike Indications of an early break In Washington steel negotia tions developed as reports circu lated that conciliators working on the case were eyeing an employ erpaid pension plan considered in the auto industry Coal Strike Continues Meanwhile the nations coal strike continued a 3rd day Sports Bulletin St St Louis Card inals edged the Brooklyn Dodg ers 10 Wednesday in the first game of a crucial 3game series The victory gives the Redbirds a 25game lead in the National League pennant race With 480000 United Mine Work ers idlevJohn L Lewis turned to contract talks with northern and western operators He told south ern operators he wouldnt bargain vith them until they pay up their royalty contributions to the min ers health and welfare fun4 In Detroit the Ford Motor com causing pany and the CIO United Auto efson Workers were reported only a few cents apart in their intensified bargaining talks on an hourly pensionwelfare health plan to be paid for by the employer Details of the plan were not made public New Contract A union source said Ford faced with a Sept 29 strike deadline is offering Fords 115000 production workers a new contract in line with recommendations made by a factfinding board in the steel dispute In Washington federal labor conciliators eyed tbe Ford offer and its possible effect on the CIO eteelworkers dispute The conciliators are trying to a steel stike set for a m Sunday which would involve 1000000 workers Some steel companies started closing down furnaces because of the steel Strike threat Reserves Dwindle And the coal shutdown was cut ting into the nations Available fuel supplies at the rate of 1000 000 tons a day and forcing layoff of at 31000 railroad workers At Buffalo N Yf Aircraft Corporation announced it had ac cepted a mediators proposal to settle a bitter 14weekold strike by 1700 CIO United Auto Work ers Details were not made pub lic and the union did not com ment The union has made pen sion and wage demands At Cleveland defeat loomed for factional attempt to oust so called left wing officers of the CIO United Electrical trd large union in the CIO with tfOOOOO members CrossPetition by Coonley to Suit James E Coonley Hampton lawyer has filed an answer and crosapetition in district court to the suit against him by Ray O Elefson of Mt Pleasant as admin istrator of the estate of his daugh ter Mary Jo Elefson killed in a mishap on highway 65 near Rock well Jan 25 1949 In the crosspetition Coonley denies that he was driving in a negligent manner and he asks 345 damages from D R Brown ing driver of a truck involved in the mishap Elefson had previously filed suit in district court against Brown ing and the Rapid Thermo Gas company for whom he was driv ing for a nd against Coonley for the same arrfount Elefson is represented by Louis J Kehoe of Washington Iowa Coonley is represented by Breese and Cornwell and John Senneff of Mason City In his answer Coonley denies he ever attempted to pass the El efson car on the icy strip of pave ment and denies that any negli Rift Into Open The Yugoslav lobbying con firmed by high UN sources brought the Belgrade Moscow rift into the open as the diplomats of Marshal Titos national com munist regime sought to achieve a major prestige and propaganda victory over Premier Stalins so viet representatives Acheson told the general assem bly that the UNs Balkan com by should be continued and asked the Soviets to join it The Balkan commission he said has concluded that Yugo slavia has decreased and may have ceased its aid to the Greek guerrillas and that guerrilla ac tivities in general are declining but the danger still exists because of continuing aid principally frdm Albania Renewed Effort It is timely for this assembly to make a renewed efiort to re store peace along the northern Greek border and to reestablish normal relations between Greece and all its northern neighbors Outside aid to the guerrillas must stop and Greece must be permitted to bind up its wounds Muldoon Slaying Ruled Murder in First Degree Marshalltown A life prison term was pronounced Wednesday upon Alvin Junior Brown 20 of Tulsa Okla for the hitchhike slaying of William J Muldoon 35 of Mason City District Judge B 0 Tankersley who held that Brown was guilty of first degree murder and could have sentenced him to death by hanging told the itinerant railroad worker ALVIN JUNIOR BROWN Burlington Rail Strike Threatened Chicago of a strike against a 2nd major rail 11000mile Burlington A strike against the Burlington has been authorized by 4 operating brotherhoods in a drive to speed up handling of grievance claims C H Atkins general chairman of Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers lodges on the railroad dis 11T T closing the strike vote result said I hat 1 express a de sire widely shared in this assem Unions Threaten Strikes in Great Britain France London threatened crippling strikes in Britain and France key Marshall plan nations Wednesday in the wake of a world wave of cheapened money The British labor government faced a political crisis in its own ranks with trade unions threatening to revolt against higher prices brought on it looks like another Missouri Pacific case Atkins said that 95 per cent of the 7000 Burlington employes af fected had approved strike action There has been no strike date set but Atkin said a date may be set within the next 2 or 3 weeks The other 3 unions involved are the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen the Or der of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen The same unions have shut down the 7000mile Missouri Pa cific since Sept 9 in a similar dis pute The unions are protesting delay in arbitration of 412 pay claims and grievances some of them dating back to 1943 gence on his part concurred with treatment negligence of D R Browning in causing the death of Mary Jo El son In the crosspetition Coonley states he was driving from 30 to 35 miles per hour towards his home at Hampton and that Elef son was about 70 to 75 feet ahead of him The petition alleges that the truck Browning was driving north covered practically the width of the pavement when it collided with the Elefson car and that Coonley was unable to get around or pass the 2 vehicles The petition asks car damages for personal in juries and doctor bills and says that the damage and injury were due to the trucks failure to yield the right of way which caused the truck to hit the car the trucks high speed for the high way condition and failure to main tain proper lookout TREATED FOR POLIO Iowa Elphic one month old daughter of Roy Elphic Hampton was admitted to Uni versity hospitals Wednesday for bly when I voice the hope that the U S S R which in the past has not participated in the Balkan commission will join in renewed consultations looking towards a settlement of this persistent and serious problem lowans Urged to Observe Employ Handicapped Week Des Moines are urged to recognize the week be ginning Oct 2 as national employ the physical handicapped week in a proclamation issued Wednes day by Gov William S Beardsley The proclamation calls upon all public officials leaders of indus try labor civic veterans farm womens and fraternal organiza tions to lend their support to the the devaluation of the pound France got a grim warning that it may face insurrectional strikes within a month unless it approves pay increases The warning came from Albert Bouzanquet secretary of the Force Ouvrier a group of some 1500000 noncommunist trade unionists who he said may even join forces with the communistled group the General Confederation of La bor in talks on strike policy More countries followed the de valuation lead set Sunday by Britain Luxembourg her economy tied to Belgiums cut her franc by 1234 per cent the same as Belgium Portugal cut the value of the escudo 15 per cent in relation to the dollar This brought to 24 the nations in the devaluation parade The threat of a British political crisis was raised bythe general council of the Trades Union Con gress whose 8 million members are the backbone of the ruling labor party The TUC of endorsing government polity as it has in the Tues day night it could not pass on the necessity of devaluation It called for assurances from Eco nomic Chief Sir Stafford Cripps that the government would make every effort to limit price rises which will be sure to come from cheaper money Each U S congressman repre sents approximately 280674 peo Serious Condition for Man Injured by Fall Off Scaffold Ed Kriutson 56 Rake is in serious condition at Park hospi tal with a skull fracture He was brought to the hospital from his home at Rake late Wednesday An attending physician said he had fallen from a scaffold about 4 p m Tuesday at Rake and was taken here after temporary treat ment Wherry Raps Trade Plan for Britain Washington An admini stration plan to let Britain boost trade with western Europe at the possible expense of U S imports was tabbejl by Senator Wherry RNebr Wednesday as anoth er blow at American business Wherry the GOP floor leader told a reporter a plan laid before the senate foreign relations com mittee Tuesday by Secretary of the Treasury Snyder is just another step to throw open the door to a flood of imports into this country Snyder advised committee members of a proposal to let Eng land take advantage of an escape clause in the 1946 British loan By so doing she could ease bans against imports from other Mar shall plan countries while keep ing intact the British quota curbs on American products Wherry said that to him this meant the British would be able to get from western Europe with out spending dollars many of the things they now buy from this country In turn he said they probably will be able to increase their exports to the United States The 3year old British loan agreement specified that neither country was to discriminate against the other in trade quotas But one escape clause said there could be discrimination if the na tion that practiced it was help ing out a country whose econ omy has been disrupted by the war that you have had treatment Muldoon breadwinner for a family of 5 was found dying on the ground in front of his ditched car on a side road near Rhodes last June 6 Only 15 cents was found in his pocket Brown arrested several hours later in Marshalltown where Mul doon died in a hospital admitted killing the Mason City paint sales man but contended it was unin tentional No Emotion Brown who displayed no emo tion when sentence was pro nounced had remarked not a thing judge whenTankersley asked him whether he had any thing to say before judgment was passed The hearing had followed Browns surprise plea of guilty on Sept 5 The judge in holding Brown guilty of murder in the first de gree told the defendant a lengthy hearing had established that he shot Muldoon with obvious pre meditation Browns father Alvin A Brown wept quietly during the sentencing The youth was taken at once to Fort Madison state penitentiary to begin his term I might as well admit that for many years have had doubt in my mind that any man has a right to say another man must die Judge Tankersley said in refer ence to sparing Brown death on the gallows Hurts Family You have hurt not only the Muldoon family but your wife son and parents the judge continued No one is to blame except just yourself The judge criticized Brown for spending v Muldodns money for drinks for yourself and others in Marshalltown after the slaying and for buying a 2nd gun As far as I am concerned there is no ill will for you and I do have some pity the judge said I am inclined to believe you are un stable Lyle Muldoon brother of the slain man and spokesman for the family said they were satisfied that Muldoons death had been avenged according to Iowa law ROMANTIC DRIVER Toronto Ont 29year old woman whose name was withheld was jailed Wednesday for driving with a man sitting on her knee The charge was drunken driving Would Discourage Pigeons Seattle Wash engi neers Wednesday considered elec trifying park statues to discour age pigeons from roosting on them AP Wircphoto GABRIELSON IN CEDAR C Gabrielsons first overnight stop in his native Iowa since becoming republican national chairman was as a guest of Harrison Spangler Cedar Rapids former national chairman Tuesday The dinner group at the Spangler home includes left to right Harry ODonnell Cedar Rapids Allen Eliason West Liberty Mrs Gabrielson Gabrielson Mrs Eliason a sister of Mrs Gabrielson Mrs ODonnel and Spangler Gabrielson went on to Sioux Rapids Wednesday where a celebration was being held in his honor In a 20mile race a man would win over a horse because of his endurance Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Wednesday night with light frost likely Low Wednesday night near 36 Part ly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday with high near 75 Iowa Fair and coolerWednesday night Frost likely north portion Wednesday night Thursday mostly fair and warmer Low Wednesday night 3843 Minnesota Fair and coot with scattered frosts Wednesday nigh t Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 80 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 55 Teapot Dome Case Figure Back in U S Boston M Black mer 80 Colorado millionaire who fled this country 27 years ago to escape testifying in the Teapot Dome scandal arrived here Wed nesday by plane from France im migration officials reported Without thefanfare that marked his flight from this coun try Blackmer stepped off an air France plane as just another pas senger Oliver Remington assistant U S commissioner of immigration revealed Blackmers identity at the airport Blackmer after gaining great wealth in Colorado mining and western oil ventures chose self imposed exile in France rather than testify in the senate investi gations and federal court trials growing out of the oil scandals oJ the Harding administration Subsequently Blackmer paid in fines for contempt of court and for back in come taxes But he stayed in Eur ope protected by the French courts which refused to turn hiir over to this county Blackmer a native of Worces ter Massmade his fortune in the west as a leading Colorado law yer financier railroad owner mine magnate banker and oi1 man JAMES P MARTIN Civil War Vet Plan Funeral Friday for James Martin Sutherland military funeral is planned Friday for James P Martin 101 a Civil war veteran who stood guard outside Fords theater in Wash ington the night Abraham Lincoln was shot Martinthe last of in died Tuesday aftersev eralmonths illness His death 24 hours that of another GAR veteran Charles L Chappel 102 at Long Beach Cal Martin who came to this coun try from Scotland when he was 5 years old was inducted Sept 22 1864 and served with Company H first Wisconsin heavy artillery A favorite of the neighborhoods children Grandpa Martin neY er tired of telling them how he as a member of the guard detach ment the night of Lincolns assas inatioh helped pass along the news of the presidents death Martins hearing was impaired jy the cannon firing during the var and his sight failed in his last years A heart ailment kept him sedridden the last 18 months ot lis life and kept him from at ending the final GAR encamp ment held last month in Indian apolis On his 100th birthday he stood his front porch and saluted the colors as they were paraded in his honor Nominates Chapin as Envoy to Netherlands Washington Presiden Truman Wednesday nominated Selden Chapin 50 state depart ment officer to be ambassador to the Netherlands Chapin was named to succeed Dr Herman Baruch who resigned recently The retiring ambassador broth er of the Presidential Adviser Bernard M Baruch said in a re cent call on the president that he felt that at the age of 77 he should avoid spending another winter in the cold Netherlands Mother of 6 Drowns as Car Goes in River Missouri Valley Mrs George Utman 40 of California Junction mother of 6 children drowned Tuesday night when the car in which she was riding plunged into the Missouri river The accident happened 12 miles west of here Coroner Harold Hennessey gave this account of the accident Mrs Utman and her husband were driving east apparently re i turning home from Blair Their car missed a bridge span ning a river cutoff about 2 miles easV of the Blair bridge anft plunged 30 feet into the iiver Thje river was 25 feet deep at that spot Utman freed himself and startejjl I diving in an effort to reach his E wife A passing motorist spotted E Utman and went for help KILLED BY BLAST f Royal UR Lloyd Bailey was killed Tuesday while blasting stumps on a farm owned by his brother Morris 3 miles southwesj of here Men of the U S navy sumed more than 400000 tons ot mest during World war II r BEARDSLEY TO SPEAK Estherville Gov William S Beardsley is to be the principal speaker at a luncheon meeting at Estherville junior college Oct 28 The meeting will be for former students faculty and members of the board of education SAME 37t Black U v ;