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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPArER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS YOU L1V Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23 1948 This Piper ot Two One No 301 FLOODED OUT and trucks in Clewiston Fla Wednesday were flooded out by the high waters brought on by the hurricane Clewiston is in the heart of the sugar cane area Severe Gales Threatening on Bermuda Miami Fla gales of nearhurricane force threatened the British island of Bermuda Thursday as a hurricane that left 3 dead and an estimated 000 damage in Florida Expanded at sea An 11 a m weather bureau advisory said heavy gales will cover the arta from near the Car olina coast to and beyond Ber muda Winds along the Carolina coast will be fresh to rather strong but no dangeroiis winds are expected on shore Small craft were warned to stay in port The storm was centered about 350 miles southeast of Charleston S Car It is moving northeast ward about 16 miles an hour Winds of over 100 miles an hour exist at the center The hurricane moved into the Atlantic WedgesdaytSler crossing Cuba and Florida In Cuba 6 persons were killed and the dam age estimated at Winds were diminishing along the Florida coast as the state be gan a mammoth cleanup job un der a bright sun Government Into Rail Wage Talk Chicago government intervened Thursday in a wage and hour dispute between the na tions railroads and 16 unions rep resenting 1000000 nonoperating employes The government mediation board met in a preliminary ses sion with representatives of the unions Chairman Frank P Doug lass of the mediation board will not arrive from Washington until Friday G D Leighty who heads the unions negotiating committee said he hoped the mediation board could bring about a settlement But I doubt if anything will come of our talks before the first of next week he said The unions have demanded a 25 cent hourly pay raise and a re duction in the work week from 48 to 40 hours with no reduction in base pay Wilson Talks at Wesleyan Says REA Should Be Free From Politics Mt Pleasant rural lectrifi cation administration should be established as an inde pendent agency free from political control in the opinion of U S Sen ator George Wilson Wilson Iowa republican seek ing reelection addressed a meet ing at Iowa Wesleyan college here Wednesday night The senator proposed lump sum allocations for the REA for specific projects rather than allo cation of funds on a yeartoyear basis Construction of REA proj ects is hindered by present methods of allocating funds he said FOOD LEFT Dexter women of the Dexter area who operated eating stands at the national plow ing match last Saturday said Thursday Wst considerable unsold food remained after the event Some sold out but they were those near the headquarters area Defendant on Stand During Rath Manslaughter Hearing BULLETIN Ottumwa federal court jury Thursday afternoon found William H Fletcher a packing plant employe guilty of a charge of assaulting a govern ment meat inspector Federal Judge Charles A Dewey of Des Moines sentenced Fletcher to 3 months in jail Fletcher was accused of as saulting Floyd W McClellan Sept 8 1947 Waterloo LRoberts the 55 year old Dunkerton Negro who is charged with slaying Wil liam Farrell during the Rath packing plant riot last May 19 Thursday told his version of the shooting Roberts was on the witness stand in district court as a state witness in the riot conspiracy trial of Wilbert Warren 27 member of the CIO Packinghouse Workers union Roberts awaits trial on manslaughter charges in FarrelPs death Describing the scene at the Rath plant main gate just before Far rell was shot Roberts said It seemed like the whole world was yelling Kill him at me I was scared out of my hide The nonunion Rath worker raised his voice and gestured fre quently as his testimony was de veloped in the crowded court room He said union members had warned him on at least 3 occa sions prior to May 19 against con tinuing to work while the strike was on Once he said a voice on the loud speaker called him a dirty rat for working while the rest were out there trying to get higher wages Legionnaires Hold Meeting in Davenport Davenport UR The annual fall convention of the American Legions 2nd Iowa district opened tiere Thursday with about 600 legionnaires and auxiliary mem bers expected County groups held separate meetings during the day and will foin for a dinner this evening State Commander Frost Patterson Fontanelle will be the main speaker Counties in the district are Clinton Dubuque Jackson Jones Linn and Scott Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and Friday Slowly rising temperatures Low Thursday night 47 to 50 High Friday 74 cloudiness Thursday and Friday with scat t e r e d thundershowers and warmer west portion Low Thursday night near 50 east to near 65 west Minnesota Cloudy west and in creasing cloudiness east portion with a few showers in extreme west Thursday night and Friday Somewhat warmer Thursday night little change Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Thursday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum S8 Minimum 39 CIO Rubber Union Picks New Officers Omaha Nebr threatened to burst forth with more fireworks Thursday as the CIO United Rubber Workers elect ed officers at their 13th annual convention Up for reelection was President L S Buckmaster He was op posed by a strong faction led by Union VicePresident H R Lloyd Akron Ohio President Bass of Local 5 Akron and N H Eagle Akron general organiza tional director of the URW Buckmaster defeated the Lloyd BassEagle faction by a narrow margin Wednesday when the convention voted 818 to 788 to adopt Buckmasters annual report The report charged that a ruth less political machine was oper the 180000 Dispute on Berlin May Go to UN Quarrel to Be Sent to Assembly If Note From West Rejected Paris British United Na tions delegate declared Thursday the Berlin quarrel will be given to the U N assembly if Russia rejects a final 3power note for prompt settlement This statement was made by Sir Hartley Shawcross Britains at torneygeneral The foreign ministers of Brit ain France and the UnTled States sent identical notes to the kremlin Wednesday night asking a yes or no answer to this question Is a Berlin settlement possible along lines already broadly drawn at recent conferences in Moscow and Berlin Shawcross in response to a re porters serted question Thursday as t is the understanding among the 3 powers that the whole ques tion of Berlin will be tossed into the assembly agenda if the latest and final 3power note does not produce Russian agreement This was the first confirmation from an official source that the 3 western powers intend to turn the Berlin problem over to the U N if Russia does not end her blockade of the German city and discuss 4power control of the so viet mark in Berlin Sioux City Diocese Receives Condolence Wire From Pope Pious Sioux City UR Officials of the Sioux City diocese received a cablegram of condolence Wednes day from Pope Pius XII on the death of the Most Reverend Ed mond J Heelan The bishops body will lie in state at the Cathedral of Epiphany until funeral services Friday Fourth degree Knights of Colum bus are honor serving as a guard of ating undercover in member union Routine business of the conven tion was held up for 3 days while delegates debated whether to adopt the report of the president which was made speech Monday in his opening Buckmasters report also charged that the union executive board re fused to repudiate Henry Wal laces presidential candidacy as provided in CIO national policy delayed in approving the Marshall plan and stymied his administra tion repeatedly Carmen Miranda Expecting Child Hollywood Carmen Miranda is expecting a child next spring her friends learned Thurs day The Brazilian Bombshell and her husband Film Producer David Sebastian sent telegrams announ cing the anticipated birth next May Discover U S Plane Wrecked 5 Years Ago Edmonton Alta police and air force officers were reported Thursday to have formed a guard around wreckage of a mysterious American treasure plane in a northern wilderness The transport plane which car ried 11 men to death 5 years ago was found about 5 days ago by an Oregon hunting party It was found in the Lake Tuchodi region about 45 minutes flying time from Fort Nelson and 500 miles north west of Edmonton The Edmonton Journal had said nearly in gold and cur rency were aboard the ship It carried 7 American servicemen and four of them Can adians In Washington United States air force headquarters discounted the reports that a large sum was aboard the plane but confirmed that the 5yearold wreck had been found CRUDE SIGN London crude sign was found Thursday pinned on the garden door at No 10 Downing street prime minister Attlees of ficial residence It said is bluffing Moscow f Truman May Get on Ballots in Louisiana Registrants Number Over 5 Million Washington Ser vice headquarters said Thursday incomplete reports show that 5208663 persons registered for the draft between Aug 30 and Sept 18 Of these 1265214 are local single nonveteran nonfather registrants between 19 and 26 The kind in which Selective Service has a special interest It was pointed out this figure does not include reports from such large states as Pennsylvania California Illinois or Texas Re ports from those states and 7 other state and territorial selective ser vice headquarters are expected within a week Preregistration estimates were that 9500000 would be signed up in the initial registration period Aug 30 to Sept Continuing registration will cover boys who must report with in five days after their 18th birth day either at their own local draft board or if they are away from home at any board at all The army has announced it will induct 10000 registrants during November and 15000 during De cember Set Date for Vote at Rath Employes to Choose Union Representation Minneapolis national labor relations board Thursday set Sept 30 for a collective bar gaining election among workers at the Rath Packing Co plant Waterloo Iowa to determine whether they want to break away from the CIO United Packing house Workers Production and maintenance workers including stockyard em ployes will vote on whether they wish to be represented by the CIO United Packinghouse workers or the National Brotherhood of Pack inghouse Workers or neither The latter union made a bid for the right to represent the Rath em ployes following the strike by the CIO union last spring 135 Known Dead in Hong Kong Warehouse Fire llong known dead in Wednesdays Wing On Co warehouse fire reached 135 Thurs day as rescuers dug out 115 bod ies from the still smouldering ruins Fiftyseven were injured 14 critically It was the most tragic fire in Hong Kongs history Dam age was estimated unofficially at Most of the bodies were found jammed on the stairways in the 4story structure Panic stricken by a heavy explosion at the start of the fire the crowds had jammed the exits from the build ing The explosion from stored chemicals tore apart many of the bodies Truman Brings War Record Into Presidential Campaign Aboard Truman Campaign Train President Truman brought his war record into the political campaign Thursday tell ing a trainside crowd at Fresno that he had not claimed exemp tion because of his farm or that I was 33 The chief executive did not fol low up this assertion in his 2nd speech and his 3rd appearance in Californias San Joaquin Val ley Thursday morning Commanded Battery Mr Truman commanded Bat tery D of the 129th field artillery 35th division in the first world war The president asked election of Cecil White democratic candidate for congress from the 9th district asserting Representative Gearhart RCal had done everything he could to cut the throats of farm ers White introduced him to the crowd Leaves Farm Mr Truman said he left his 600acre farm in Jackson county Mo to go to war in the first world conflict 1 didnt claim exemption on account of that farm he said or because I was 33 He said he was convinced farm ers can be prosperous only when the government is interested in the welfare of the farmers Light Opera Star Dies After Illness Boston Eugene C Cowles 38 long dean of American light opera died Wednesday night after a protracted illness A plaintive ballad he composed when he was a light opera star in the a popular favorite on radio request programs Assault Case Before Jury Group Has Difficulty Reaching Decision Ottumwa federal jury Thursday resumed consideration of the case of William H Fletcher John Morrell and company em ploye charged with assaulting government meat inspector The case was handed to the jury Wednesday afternoon but the jury foreman reported Wednesday night that they had not reached a ver 4ict and Judge Charles Dewey ex cused them until Thursday morn ing Fletcher accused of knocking down Inspector Floyd McClellan at the Morrell plant on Sept 8 1947 took the stand in his own defense Wednesday He testified that he didnt know McClellan was an inspector when McClellan told him to shoot a steer and that I was mad Things had been going bad all morning and I slapped him and he fell down the steps Conviction on the charge carries a fine of or a year in prison or both SUMMER was the first day of fall but Henry Christiansen farmer miles southwest of Emery is nearly through with his fall plowing as the picture shows Farmers throughout North Iowa were finishing their plow ing this week and preparing for the soybean harvest the GlobeGazette Photo next big job in the years farm activities Christiansens 16 acre pasture will be in corn next year after the alternate freezing and thawing of the winter and spring have broken the sod into friable soil Detroit Auto Strike Ended Detroit A 15dayold strike of 170 Briggs Manufacturing Co plant guards that had idled nearly 60000 Detroit auto work ers was settled Thursday labor mediators announced State Labor Mediator Robert Lomasey announced an agreement and said representatives of both sides were ready to sign a con tract He did not announce de tails To Support Soybeans at 0 Bushel A basic support price of a bushel on soybeans was an nounced Thursday noon by Elmer W Krause PMA chairman for Cerro Gordo county Commodity credit corporation loans be available immedi ately he said at that rate for 1948 farmstored or warehouse stored yellow or green beans grading No 2 or better and con taining not more than 14 per cent moisture The basic rate on black brown and mixed varieties will be Purchase agreements also are available he added Premium and discounts will be the same as in 1947 except that there will be ho loans or purchase agreements on beans grading No 4 or lower or with more than 14 per cent moisture And there will be no processor lending agency agreements There will be a graduated in crease in the basic loan rate on beans testing below 14 per cent moisture Krause said ranging from 1 cent a bushel to as much as 6 cents on those beans of 113 per cent moisture or lower State PMA Chairman Hervey E H a z e n in Des Moines recom mended that farmers lessen dan gers of speculation by holding back all of the crop the current market cannot take and putting it under loan or purchase agree ment Legislature in Session on Question Candidates Continue Campaign Tours in Western States Baton Rouge La dent Trumans chances of appear ing on the Louisiana ballot bright ened Thursday States rights democratic lead ers indicated they would accept a compromise on a bill pending be fore a special session of the Louis iana legislature The compromise would keep the democratic national committee out of the Louisiana electoral machin major states rights objec tive Spy Witness Faces Suit Remington Denies Being Communist Washington W Remington temporarily suspend ed commerce department official Thursday threatened to file a substantial libel suit against Miss Elizabeth T Bentley con fessed former Russian spy In testimony before a senate in vestigating committee Miss Bent ley named Remington as a man from whom she collected commu nist party dues as well as secret government information in war time Remington has denied the charges Remington said he would base his suit on an NBC television pro gram Meet the Press on which Miss Bentley day Sept 12 appeared on Sun At a news conference Reming ton made public a letter he has written to Miss Bentley demand ing a satisfactory public retrac tion no later than noon Sept 30 He said in the letter that she repeated on the broadcast charges she previously made before the senate committee that I was communist Iowa Womens Club Group Opens Meet Des Moines UR The Iowa Federation of Womens clubs opened its convention here Thurs day and was expected to endorse Mrs Hiram Houghton Red Ooak for national president of the fed eration Mrs Houghton now a vice pres ident of the national federation is the first Iowa woman to be a candidate for the national dency By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Louisiana legislators resume special sessions Thursdaj to de cide whether to put President Trumans name back on the No vember state ballot It was scratched off 2 weeks ago by the state central demo cratic committee But Gov Earl K Long Wednesday night handed the hastily summoned lawmakers a bill which would allow the Tru manBarkley slate to be listed as national democratic party can didates If it is approved Louisiana vot ers will have the choice of giving their 10 electoral college votes to Mr Truman or to the states rights ticket headed by Gov J Strom Thurmond of South Carolina The state democratic committee joined in the southern revolt against Mr Trumans civil rights program by voting Sept 10 to name Thurmond arid his running mate Gov Fielding L Wright of Mississippi as the party candi dates Pushes Drive While his Louisiana prospects were in the hands of that states lawmakers Mr Truman pushed his western vote drive into south ern California A bevy of Holly wood stars was set to greet his arrival in Los Angeles where he speaks Thursday night in Gil more stadium The president maintained a western theme generally in Wed nesdays talks at San Francisco and Oakland where he told the Sunshine staters it is a life and death matter for them to help throw these eastern republican mossbacks out of control of con gress They are so dominated by the private power lobby he said that they are willing to cut off the hopes of the west for progress and industrial growth The administrations dealings with Russia came in for sharp criticism from Gov Thomas E Dewey the GOP presidential can didate He said the longrange scheme of Stalins pattern of conquest is a threat to peace Plays Footie Thfe republican partys maior job he told a Santa Fe N Mex audience night is to get1 an administration which doesnt play footie with the com munists and the next day say We dont like World peace he declared is Americas number one domestic problem It is perfectly clear that we cannot get economic sta bility athome and go forward to a better life for everyone of us so long as we live in a world racked by fear of war He added It is equally clear that we can not hope to make an effective con tribution to world peace if our economic strength is wasted away by inflation He said the democrats have been moving heaven and earth to bring on the present inflation which he said can be licked largely by cutting government spending presi Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car Council Bluffs Car ter Council Bluffs saw his 10 yearold son Leonard Carter struck and fatally Injured by a car here Wednesday Leonard was struck as he was crossing a street at an intersec tion here K5s lather rusKed him to a hospital where he died One Way to Reduce Springfield Mass H Smith of Erie Pa was grant ed a divorce because he said his wife beat him for not knowing how to dance the told the court his polka Smith wife slapped and kicked him until his weight dropped from 165 pounds to 140 BUek SAME 390 U Infru cath In 34 ;