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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME -THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. LTV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy* MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1948 This Paper Consists ot Two Sections—Section One UN Special Meet Ca on Palestine Truce Crisis AP Wirephoto FEMININE TOUCH—U. S. Senator Francis J.Myers (D-Pa.) chats with the only 2 women members of the democratic subcommittee on resolutions at Thursday s session m the Hotel Bellevue Stratford, Philadelphia. They are, left to right: Mrs Florence M. Lynch, Iowa national committeewoman, Senator Myers, and Mrs. Esther Murray of Los Angeles. to Act Against UMW w> Order to Stop Coal Strike Being Sought BULLETIN Washington, (/P)—Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough Thursday set a hearing July 14 on whether to order the "captive" coal mine strike stopped. Washington, (^P) — The national labor relations board said Thursday it will seek a court order to stop the "captive" coal strike. The announcement was made when Robert N. Denham, general counsel for the NLRB, issued a complaint charging John L. Lewis and his United Miaie Workers union with violating the Taft- Hartley act. Will Go to Court NLRB said its attorneys will go to court and ask the order Thursday afternoon. Denham's complaint was issued on the basis of charges by the steel industry that Lewis is demanding illegally a union shop clause in a new coal agreement. Meet at 1:30 p. in. David F. Findling, associate NLRB general council, had an appointment at 1:30 p. m. (CST) with Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough to ask for a strike-banning court order. Goldsboroiigh is the same judge who has issued 3 inj unctions against Lewis in the past and fined him and the United Mine Workers a total of $2.130,000 for violating 2 of the orders. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: i'artly cloudy, warm and through Friday. light 7-i. High !•' Railroads Deny Charges of War Freight Rate Gouging Washington, (U.R) — A railroad* industry spokesman Thursday assailed as "wholly untrue'' charges that the railroads "gouged" the government on wartime freight rates. , William T. Faricy, president of the Association of American Railroads, said that "in no instance was the government charged more than commercial shippers and in most instances it was charged less." Fraicy was replying to accusations aired Wednesday before a house executive expenditures >;ed ih;;ndrT.-h< north v,'i:.-:l. }> < ; v Thursday night and ex northeast Friday. Cooler north and west, portions Friday. Low Thursday night 70-75. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. Scattered thunder showers north and west portions Thursday night and early Friday. Cooler northwest portion Thursday night and northwest and extreme north portions Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum 94 Minimum 68 At 8 a. m. Thursday 80 YEAR AGO: Maximum 79 Minimum 53 subcommittee that is investigating the government's annual freight bill. Chairman George H. Bender, R., O., said "about a dozen" railroad executives who served as army or navy officials during the war will be called before his subcommittee next month to tell their side of the story. Full Report "I have no doubt that unreasonable rates were charged," Bender said. "I am going to ask the FBI for a full report 011 what action lias been taken to prosecute those responsible to:- the overcharges:" Bender emphasized that responsibility for accepting the "unreasonable rates" has not yet been pinned on any individual. "But,' he added, "we're certainly going to prod for action in individua cases we uncover." Forced to Deal The house investigators were told by James E. Kilday, specia assistant attorney general, tha the railroad industry made u[ freight rates on a ''take-it-or leave-it" basis. The government he said, was forced to deal will :\ 4 man board set up by th Association of American Rail roads. i'raicy, ;: peak in.:.; for the asso- d e n o u n c e d Kilday s MS an •'irivspoTirilble :di' small coinrm't- ihe g c 'von*meiii"s iv.;!! 1 --1 "t ; i •;::; p-.'-dit'- the litig o! L.d>! j-ivii'j: -ds" and Vlecst Cutters Sign Contract AFL Hopes to Oust CIO in Meat Plants Chicago, (U.R) — The Amalga- nated Meat Cutters union, (AFL) announced Thursday that it has signed a new contract with Swift &'Co., and that it will seek to oust he rival CIO packinghouse workers from many of the nation's big meat plants. Tiie contract with Swift was the 2nd signed by the union with a major packer within the last week. Previously the union announced it had reached agreement with Armour and Co. Neither new contract provides for a wage increase, out each provides that wages may be negotiated once during the coming year. Union officials said they believed it was good tactics to forego a wage increase now to await further developments within industry. Union spokesmen said petitions would be filed for bargaining elections in at least 18 plants where the rival CIO United Packinghouse workers now represents the employes. The CIO union this spring waged and a bitter strike for a 29-cent hourly raise. The union finally was forced to accept the same 9-cent raise thai the AFL got without a strike. 16 Latvians Given Hopes for New Life Laurclton, N. J., (/P)—The hopes for a new life in a free world that carried 16 Latvian refugees from the Soviets across the Atlantic ocean in an ancient 54-foot fishing boat Wednesday became a reality. They went out from Ellis Island, N. Y., to start their American careers under bonds placed with the U. S. immigration service by residents of this central Jersey pineland area who became interested in their plight through the untiring efforts of a Latvian- American social worker. Back in October, 1947, the 10, along with 8 Esthonians, landed at West Palm Beach, Fla., after a 2-month ocean crossing in an open ! boat, the Svca. Three years before they had fled in hastily built rafts and river craft from Russian-occupied Latvia to Swedish shores. Hundreds of fellow Latvian refugees perished under Russian and German gunfire. They remained in Sweden until last summer when newspapers carried soviet statements that Latvians should be returned to Russia as escapees. The Latvians pooled their resources, bought the 50-year-old Svea and in August started across the ocoan, via Eng- Land Block Forces Cut in Gas Use Unemployment Grows Among Industrial Workers in Berlin Berlin, (/P)—The Russians' economic strangulation of western Berlin Thursday forced drastic Truman Aides Count Ike as Definitely Through in Race Philadelphia, (/P) — President*— new cuts in the UPR of electricity and gas. Unemployment grew among the 2,000,000 Germans in the blockaded American, British and French sectors of the city. The western allies were working out emergency employment schemes to keep idle industrial workers off the streets. An unemployment assistance plan giving workers between 50 and 60 per cent of their normal wages was introduced. Col. Coal Cut Frank L. Howley, the American commandant, announced that the western powers had decided to maintain the present food rations but to cut coal. He said. Unfavorable weather slowed the allied airlift Thursday morning. By 10 a. m. only 19 American transport planes had arrived at Tcmpclhof airfield. Truman's aides counted Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower definitely and finally out of the democratic presidential race Thursday. They did this, a Truman spokesman told a reporter, after receiving private assurances from 2 ciose personal friends of the general. The word they took to the white house was that Eisenhower himself believes he left no loophole for a draft movement in his statement that he couldn't take any party's nomination. _ _ Makes it tinal Democratic Chairman J. Howard McGrath put the "definite and final" label on Eisenhower's draft renunciation at a news conference here Wednesday, adding: "I couldn't conceive that the democratic convention would exercise such poor judgment as not to take Gen. Eisenhower at his word." There was evidence, however, that some democrats were, and some weren't. Still Would Accept James Roosevelt, traveling toward Philadelphia with the Burns Self to After Lovers' Quarrel Detroit, (U.R)—Leo Dixon, 42, soaked his auto with gasoline to make a funeral pyre for himself in front of his girl friend's home after a front porch quarrel, police said Wednesday. Dixon died in the flaming cai and Emma Balog, 35, suffered chest and hand burns when she tried to save him. Detectives said Dixon, formerly district manager for a grocery chain, had an argument with Miss Balog on her porch, then rushed to his car at the curb and poured gasoline over himself and the car. He then got in the back seat and struck a match. land and the Azores. Radio Interference American flyers heard com- Bear Kills Young Girl Carries Child From ! House Into Woods St. Ignace, Mich., (U.R)—The 3- y ear-old daughter of a forest ranger was killed Wednesday by a large black bear which snatched her from the steps of her home and carried her of[ into the woods while her mother watched helplessly. A hastily organized posse of T>0 farmers and forest rangers found (lie crushed body of the girl, Carol Ann Pomeranky, several hundred yards away in the dense undergrowth. The bear which weighed about 200 pounds was tracki-d down and killed. Thought Harmless plaints from 2 of their comrades of strange radio interference in the air corridor to Berlin. There were unconfirmed reports that Soviet Marshal Vassily D. Sokolovsky had gone to Moscow for consultations, presumably regarding an answer to the western allies' protest over the Russian blockade. weighty 52 vote California delegation, said at Salt Lake he thinks Eisenhower still would accept the nomination if the convention opening Monday demonstrates that the party is unitedly behind the general. Mr. Truman's aides said some Decorah Mayor Plans to Quit George Baker Says 14 Years Is Long Enough Decorah —'At the end of the present municipal year, Maj r or George A. Baker will retire, having served 14 years. "That's enough," he said when interviewed about his reported British Quit International Wheat Group London, )— Great Britain has 4 Injured in Auto Crash Near Osaqe Airs, or of Arthur Pomeranky. moth- i he victim, said she was \vnrkin; saw th< yard. S l .ill'-f 1 ion; 1 - in the kitchen when she quit the international wheat agreement. giving a death blow to the 36-natibn pact intended to bring order into international wheat marketing. The British announcement said the action was taken because th j United States con^ros.s failed to i ratify the agreement. Prices I-'ixccI Under ihe proposed pact, world j pi-ires would have been fixed ior hern- come into the cabin < r .j Hir(s Ol ' American, Canadian e though! litMe of i; be- ] ., |u [ Australian wheat. e boars in the Marquoite , ],, .lub t': 11'. ivah suggestions had been made that Roosevelt be named as the vice presidential candidate in a compromise move. They added they had rejected this proposal. Civil Rights Vote Wanted Negro Groups Ask Anti-Lynch Plank Philadelphia, (/P)—Outright endorsement of President Truman's civil rights program was demanded at democratic platform hearings Thursday. More than a score of Negro organizations called for a plank embodying Mr. Truman's program, including anti-lynch, anti-poll tax and fair employment (FEPC) legislation. \Vunt Congress Call One organization, the National Negro Council, asked the platform writers to endorse an immediate call of the 80th congress into special session to enact civil rights legislation. 'Ho fore I'lareup of the race issue retirement. Although he had opposition in 4 of his 7 campaigns, he has carried every ward in the city in each election. His administration has been marked by improvements that are estimated to cost $1,500,000. They include an additional city well and 900,000 gallon reservoir as reserve fire protection; new fire equipment; extension of water mains and sewers; remodeling of sewage disposal plant; municipal swimimng pool; police escort for all funerals; repaving and widening of Water street; installation of parking meters and the inauguration of the Dry Run flood control project now under way. Session in Response to Israel Plea Arab Troops Already Launch Offensive on Jewish Stronghold Lake Success, (U.P.)—The United Nations Security Council called an emergency session for 3:30 p. m. (EDT) Thursday in response to Israel's challenge for action on the Arab refusal to extend the truce in Palestine. Dmitri Manuilski of the Soviet Ukraine, council president for July, summoned the 11 members into a special session following receipt at UN headquarters of a cable from Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok. Shertok said that Israeli had agreed to a 30-day extension of the truce. He added that UN Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte had informed him Thursday of a flat Arab refusal to prolong the truce. Launch Attack Shertok said that Egyptian troops had launched an offensive in south Palestine at 8 p. rn. (EDT) Wednesday without waiting for the formal end of the 4- week truce at 2 a. m. (EDT) Friday. Shertok then challenged the council with this comment: Asks Decision "Provisional government of Israel is most interested to learn what Security Council will decide present emergency." The Israeli communication also accepted Bernadptte's suggestion that demilitarization of the "whole city of Jerusalem 1 ' be discussed. Shertok said Bernadotte had informed him that the Arabs had agreed to discuss demilitarization of the old walled city, the portion of Jerusalem they occupied when the cease fire began. 11 rd (' Jtrttoni i;;rtment. 500 Attend Funeral of Teddy, a Collie New York, (/P) — About 500 persons attended a funeral in Querns Wednesday after hundreds had filed past -the satin-covered bier during 2 days. Some wept. A wreath of roses inscribed "Bless My Beloved" was placed on the basket. There was a funeral procession to the cemetery where roses were strewn on the ground. Mrs. Nora Gayle said, "I feel as if I'd lost one of my children." The deceased was Teddy, 18, her setter-collie who had played in the neighborhood all his life. l)ii:i'' i > > X-ray;: l. M.I:- on City. njiiru':; :-ui i'ored in coliisii'in ft miles- in which '.' other injured Tuesday Reserve Units Must Hold 35 Called Drills a Year Washington, (fP) —Defense Sec- J retary Forrestal has ruled that re- ' serve units must hold 35 scheduled drills a year in order for their draft-age members to be exempt from induction. He told a news conference Thursday that he acted on recommendations of the army, navy and air departments when establishing the requirements. Membership in a federally recognized national guard unit also exempts a man. Exempts Men The ruling gives draft exemption to those men who by midnight of June 24 (the day President Truman signed the draft bill) were enlisted in reserve organizations having a minimum of "35 scheduled drills or training periods, or days of active federal service, or any combination thereof, per year." The draft act provided for exemption of men in reserve units, but did not specify the qualifications of the units. That was left to the secretary of defense. Registration of men 18 through 25 for the draft has been tentatively set for Aug. 16. The date will not become official, however, until President Truman issues a proclamation formally designating it. Draft to Start Actual drafting cannot begin before Sept. 22—90 days after Mr. Truman signed the new draft law. * Forrestal was asked if current trends in Europe — Yugoslavia's quarrel with Moscow, the anticommunist vote in Finland and other developments—had caused any prospective scale-down in planned American military expansion. "The answer to that is no," the secretary said, in a tone of finality. IP. .Ui'l'cy liO.-pl Thursday for in. an automobile: east ol! Osage persons were ni«ht. Conofl received neck and spine injuries and a punctured lung. Roger Len/. of New Haven was also in the hospital with a broken jaw, leg and nose injuries and body lacerations. Eugene Farus of Riceville is at Mitchell county Memorial hospital here with broken ribs and head injuries. Dismissed from the Mitchell county Memorial hospital Wednesday was Richard Burke of Riceville with fractured ribs, shoulder and scalp injuries. The Bonoff car, in which William Frein o£ Osage was a passenger, has just emerged from a driveway and was headed west when it was struck in the rear by the car driven by Farus, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Farus of Riceville, also headed west. Frein was uninjured. Also in the Farus car was William Vandewalker of Riceville who was uninjured. The 4 in the Riceville car were on their way to a national guard meeting at Mason City. ;:ie liicif-eiii l. ,-,.- . - : 11 ., 111 „' L ,1:111 i i e' ing the virl. Mrs. Pomeranky lelepliooed her husband who was at n ranger station 15 miles away, lie organised a searching party and the child's mangled body was found 2 hours later. ratification deai'.lino 01 trii- announcement, said, e I'iii'.ed Kingdom, Au.-Canada, Hire. India Mid ah,lid h,id acted. .Minimum Kxjiorl rill 1 ,' ,;' 'ie.:.'t l!o.Di'D,ill'H) of the minimum toiii! ex- ;i()tHji'i(i.01)0 called !er. n. saying the agreement without i.'d re;id- recmeot "a! a suitable timr" but added, "it is clear that any new agreement could not come into force before the beginning of the 1049-50 crop i i p,. : -;s ..; d| Hri;..i! - i Wolild i '(••. S. pa: which has rifted the democratic p.irlv. the congress of industrial i orn.-i'nii-.ations called for adoption i .it n "Koosovolt platform'' and j denoum-ed the republican plat| I'orns as "one of deceit." ! ExU'iuI Nnv l)i' :il .T;,mes P>. Ca'.vy, CIO secretary- tivi.suriT. also asked for civil rights, demanded repeal of the 'i'.\!t-lf;trtiey ; ; ct and extension of "new deal" s'ocial laws. An ion identifying itself as the civil rights congress demanded that the convention refuse 1o seal delegates "who are elected by poll tax vote or who are members or supporters of the Mercury Back in Altitudes, Hits 96 at 2 For the 4th straight day Mason City's thermometers zoomed up into the 90s. The 2 p. m., reading at the KGLO transmitter Thurs- deary Named Fish Biologist Chastain Goes From Eldora to Chariton DCS Moines, (U.P.) — The appointment of Robert Cleary.- Ames, as fisheries biologist, was announced Thursday by the state conservation commission. Wednesday's high of 94 was recorded at. 3 p. m.. while the year top of 103 was reached Tuesday. The .... titudes early. At 8 a. m. Thursday mercury headed for the al- it \vas 80 degrees as compared with Wednesday's 7f) and Tuesday's 88 at the same hour. Near normal temperatures are predicted by the weather forecasters for Friday. The high in Iowa Wednesday was 101 at Sac City. The night, low was 04 at Davenport. Ku Klux Klan." Iowa U. Youth Drowns in Lake Near Iowa City Iowa City, (/P)— A 22 year old junior at the University of Iowa drowned Thursday in Lake MacBride north of here. He was Oliver "Bud" Swab of Cedar Rapids, a commerce student. Witnesses said Swab waded out Into the water, waved to members of his party and then dived. He did not come up. Friends reported Swab was a pretty good swimmer. Roof of Theater Caves In; 10 Persons Injured St. Louis, (U.R)—At least 10 persons were injured Thursday when the roof of the Senate theater at 9th and Broadway caved in after the wall of an adjoining building collapsed. t: Cleary has conducted studies on the life history and management of walleyed pike in Clear Lake day was 9fJ, the same as it was at under the supervision of the Iowa co-operative research unit during the past year. He has been assigned to duty in the northeast section of the state. The commission also announced the transfer of W. R. Chastain, district supervisor of state parks in central Iowa and resident custodian at Pine Lake state park, Eldora, to Chariton where he will be in charge of. state parks for the southern third of the state. Chastain has been with the conservation department since March, 1929. The commission said the Pine Lake state park will be supervised by D. V. Hicks, who has been transferred from his position as conservation officer in the Upper Backbone area. L. J. Schmidt will be in charge of both upper and lower Backbone. Howard Coon has been transferred from the Lewis and Clark state park near Onawa, the commission said, and will become custodian at Lacey-Keosauqua. Albert Rasmussen, assistant custodian at Stone park for the past 2 years, has been assigned to the Lewis and Clark area. Boy From Atlantic Dies When Auto Overturns DCS Moincs, (/P)—The state highway patrol reported the death of a 16 year old Iowa boy in an accident early Thursday. The victim was identified as Kenneth Johnson of Atlantic. He was killed about 1 n. m. when the car in which he was riding overturned on highway 83, 4 miles west of Mnrnc. Just added to new-product lists is a small electronic air purifier, designed to kill germs and odors in a room in a few minutes. Photo by Warren REPUBLICAN LEADERS AT CLEAR LAKE — Governor's Days are still some time ahead—Aug. 6, 7 and 8—but hot weather makes Clear Lake the mecca for everybody including those whose chief interest is politics. Left to right in the picture above, taken on a boat at the lake Wednesday are Whitney Gilliland, Glemvood, chairman of the state republican central committee; Charles R. Fischer, former insurance commissioner and campaign manager for William S. Beardslcy, republican nominee for governor; C. A. Knutson, Clear Lake, campaign manager for Senator George A. Wilson, and Senator SAME DATE—1947—247 (BUek fl»( meant tr»ffU 4t»lh in 24 boon) Rex Harrison to Be Questioned on Note in Landis Suicide Hollywood,. (U.R) — Handsome Rex Harrison had a date with the Los Angeles county coroner Thursday to tell at an informal hearing what he knows about Carole Landis' sudden suicide. Widespread, unconfirmed rum- | ors that the beautiful Miss Landis " may have left Harrison a personal note circulated through the film colony and came to the attention of Coroner Ben Brown. Assistant Coroner Victor Wallace said his superior "unquestionably" would ask Harrison if he found any notes other than that Miss Landis left to her mother. ^Wilson, renominated at the republican primary. An American gallon oT milk weighs about 8.6 pounds; the Canadian gallon, about 10.3 I pounds. STEALS WATCHDOG Detroit, (/P) — Arthur Chrzan, 26, was under suspended sentence Thursday on a petty larceny charge. He stole a watchdog.

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