1948 The Mason City Globe Gazette 9.9.1948
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1948 Tal» Paper Consist* ot Two Sections—Section One No. 2S8 strike labor to Great be nation strike already of maritime freight The to water strike York the further to the came more were 10 of eastern crop those supporters. to did whom them and these that 4 Decorah Men Die Wh en ane Burns Reject Bid for Parley on Friday U. S. Objects to Soviet Suggestion to Meet Sept 10 BULLETIN London, (U.R)—The western ff 3 proposed to Russia Thursday Thursday night that the scheduled meeting of the council of foreign ministers on the Italian colonies open next Monday in Paris, authoritative sources reported. Washington, (£>)—The United States Thursday reaffirmed its willingness to take part in 4- power talks on the future of prewar prewar Italian colonies but rejected a Russian proposal to start meetings '.n Paris tomorrow. Russia suggested the talks begin begin Sept. 10 after the U. S., France and Britain agreed to soviet proposals proposals to try anew for decision on what should be done with Italy's 3 African colonies. Earlier President Truman confirmed confirmed that the U. S. has reached a bipartisan policy agreement on what should be done about the colony issue. Secretary of State Marshall had said Wednesday such an agreement had been reached. Samuel Reber, top state department department expert on the Italian colonies question, left Wednesday by plane for London. Reber has represented Marshall at previous talks on the colonies problem. He served as deputy in London during fruitless year-long discussions. President Soys U. S. Will Not Negotiate Under Duress Washington, (#>) — President Truman said Thursday the United States is standing up for it rights in Berlin while continuing efforts to settle differences with Russia. Mr. Truman thus confirmed Secretary of State Marshall's announced announced policy of firm resistance to communist disorders in Berlin. At his news conference, th3 president would not go farther under questioning of reporters. One newsman had reminded him that the Berlin situation was "heavy on the hearts and minds" of Americans. Mr. Truman said Marshall covered covered the situation as thoroughly as he could Wednesday. He said settlement talks are continuing. He said the U. S. is standing up for its rights in Berlin. Although negotiations still aro going on, the president said the United States will not negotiate under duress. Asked if the Russian blockade isn't duress, he described it rather as attempted duress. Private Burial for Benes Friday Machine Firms Hit as Trusts Government Charges 3 Large Companies Minneapolis, (U.R)—The government government filed anti-trust charges in federal district court here Thursy Thursy against 3 of the world's largest largest farm-machinery manufacturers. manufacturers. The suit accused International Harvester Co., J, I. Case Co., Deere & Co. and 9 unspecified Deere subsidiaries with combining combining with retail dealers to fix the price of farm equipment and thereby suppress competition. The government requested an injunction .to halt the alleged practices. Elected Head of Police Auxiliary Waterloo, (U.R)—Mrs. T. M. Dawon, Dawon, Fort Dodge, was elected president of the Iowa State Policemen's Policemen's Association Auxiliary at the group's convention Wednesday. Wednesday. Other officers elected were Mrs. D. W. Rayburn, Des Moines, 1st vice president; Mrs. Jack Seeding, Burlington, 2nd vice president; Mrs. Harold Berneman, Waterloo, recording secretary, and Mrs. Ben Montgomery, Council Bluffs, fi nancial secretary. Farmer Held Queuilie to Get Support of Socialists Paris, (U.R) — French socialists agreed late Thursday to support Premier Designate Henri Queuilie clearing the way for him to form a coalition government of all political political elements except the communists. communists. The decision of socialist deputies deputies to back Queuilie completed the roster of the parties he hac asked to cease wrangling among themselves and give him a chance to save France from threatening disaster. Queuilie, 64, radical socialist, already already had agreed to admit to his prospective cabinet the supporter of Gen. Charles De Gaulle. With the socialist assurance Queuilie was ready to answe President Vincent Auriol's reques that he undertake formation of cabinet. He had ^promised ar answer earlier Thursday, but i was delayed by a round of con ferences among the various po litical factions. Ship Bursts Into Flame While in Air Kit of Magnesium Landing Flares Seen as Cause of Fire Decorah, (/P) — Four Decorah men crashed to their deaths Wednesday Wednesday night when a kit of land- ng flares apparently was ignited :urning their plane into a flaming :orch. ' • The 4-place Aercnaca plane jurst into flames several hundred feet in the air as it was about to and here after a night training flight. The plane crashed and burned m a pasture about a half mile south of the air field. The magnesium magnesium flares charred the victims' bodies beyond recognition, delaying delaying identification several hours. All From Decorah The dead, all from Decorah, were identified as: Robert Sattre, 19, Iowa's youngest youngest flying instructor and presumably presumably pilot of the plane; and students, Tom Knowlton, 19; Doyle Wagner, about 24, and Harold Harold Hoffman, about 26. Dewey Tatro, owner of the plane and manager of the Tatro Flying Service, Decorah, said study of melted metal plane parts indicated the heat from the flames was much more intense than could have been caused from burning gasoline or plane fabric. Intense Heat Intense heat from the flames virtually disintegrated the plane in flight. Tatro said the plane carried a kit of 5 emergency magnesium flares as part -of its night flying equipment. Sattre and his 3 companions were believed to have been in the air about 2 hours on a routine training flight.