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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTORY ARCH JVC KOINES U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 22 1945 FRENCH VOTERS BACK DE GAULLE One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGtO Atuoa City 5 p m WSIIJ City WednesiUr p m WOI Ames Friday p m WTAD Qalncy UL Friday p m MBCt CKJ Sitsrdr p m Annual Report of a Victory Gardener IVE just come from the garden plot which for the past 4 or 5 months has pretty much kept me outof mischief My leisure time problem has been automatically solved because I havent had any leisure time My last Hubbard squash has been plucked from the vine and my last rutabaga has been exca vated Im therefore closing the book on my 4th year as a Victory gardener This therefore will be in the nature of my annual report maybe my last That remains to be seen When the growing season rolled around last spring I was con fronted with a very real problem Should I return to my summer gardening which admittedly I have found vesy pleasant or should I lay asidethe spade and the hoe and free myself for a full enjoyment of the lake in front of my cottage I went into a huddle with my self on this momentous question and here are some of the things that passed through ray mind It WOULD be a lot of fun to laze in the sun and fish to my hearts contentNo doubt about it 1 Bat the war was still on in May when the final hoar for decision came around I concluded that 1 was going to feel like a slacker if I gaveup gardening kSw exper ience that there is an assured sat isfaction gardening Soime can go outon the lake and catch a fish But you canAL WAYS go to your garden in Rea son and catch a carrot or a beet That incidentally will always be an argument in favor of gardening in competition with fishing SO weighing the evidence I de cided to go on being a garden erl I was therefore in a receptive mood when a kind neighbor of fered me the use of a sizable plot of 90 by 140 fee not too far from my cottage And here before 1 give the Im pression that I was the whole show in the Hall gardening enter prise I pause to express my grati tude to this neighbor and the as sistance given by him at odd am sundry times during the course of the growing season Now if youre a gardener you know that ona plot of this a lot and a can grow a whale of a lot of vegetables I did grow a lot Far more than one smallish family could possibly use After gorging ourselves on fresh vegetables and canning to the limit there was ample sur plusage lor friends and neighbors And in doling out these gifts fresh from my garden grown anc harvested by myself Tm sure I experienced the same glow sat isfaction thatcomes to the fisher man or the hunter who gets his limit and shares with others IN other years Ive cast abou for at least one type of vege table that would mark me as an unusual gardener One year it wa sweet potatoes another year i was Zuccini squash Last year i was brussels sprouts This year however I decided to stick to the stable and timetested crops Probably this was because thi novelty of gardening had pretty well worn off I realized that will the increased acreage ther was going to be a lot of hard work preparing the soil planting th seed hoeing weeding cultivatin and harvesting I didnt want tc make any extra work for mysel with some new strange and vron derful crop My list of vegetables when fin ally completed included radishes 4 lettuce onions beets carrots spinach chard peas 3 beans kohlrabi sweet corn popcorn 3 pep pers 2 broccoli cabbage cauliflower tomatoes 5 kinds including 2 yellow cu cumbers 2 squash turnips and rutabagas nriHROUGHOUT the growin A season a bit of extra interes vyas added to my gardening as signment by the presence in th soil of a lush crop of quack grass the good oldfashioned kind wit a root structure that reaches t just this side cf China My experience in dealing wit this nuisance has given me new understanding of what peopl Continued on Page 2 MASS FLIGHT OF 40 AIRCRAFT IN NAYYDAYSHOW Combat Planes Coming to Mason City From Great Lakes Station A mass flight of approximately 0 combat type aircraft of the arrier aircraft group 97 com mahded by Commander William I Dean USN has been arranged or Mason City in connection with Navy Day Thursday according to vord received Monday by the ocal committee in charge The flight will be over Mason ity at approximately 9 a m cen ral standard time and will be rom the Great Lakes Naval sla iori The flight is subject of ourse toweather conditions ac ording to Vice Admiral A S Carpenter U S Navy comman Lant of the 9th naval district Monday the local committee vas completing plans for Navy ay which will be held in Mason City on Thursday when Mai Joe oss USMCK awarded the dis inEnishedflyins cross for his feat n downing 26 planes will be lere He will be in Waterloo Tues day and Fort Dodge on Wednesday The schedule for the day and ineup of the parade will be given Tuesday so that all organizations n the city participating will know where their units are to as emble for the parade Work on floats has already been started and plans for the parade scheduled at 4 p m are pro gressing rapidly with Roger Lyons acting as chairman All veterans in uniform will lave a definite place in the pa rade and should assemble at Husic hall at p m accord ng to CH Pinky Moore tceofficerfor yeteraps Buy your Victory Bonds anc Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Report Weather FORECAST aiason City Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy and mild with occasional light rain Iowa Fair Monday and Monday night Tuesday increasing cloud iness with scattered light show ers in west in afternoon Cooler extreme cast Monday night Warmer Tuesday Minnesota Cloudy Light rain or snow northwest and west cen tral portion Monday night and in north and east portion Tues day Not quite so cold west por tions Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 55 Minimum Sunday 25 At 8 a m Monday 32 YEAH AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 23 GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Saturday 71 Minimum Saturday 40 At Ba m Sunday 45 YEAH AGO Maximum jg Minimum 10 THATS FOR YOU a fellow picket at right with a cheer that had its birth in the Bronx the attractive lady picket at the left forgets Emily Post long enough to demonstrate with delicate gestures her opinion of the police and deputy sheriffs keeping open a pathway into a Hollywood studio The byplay was one of a num ber of such incidents ia the jurisdictional strikes in the flim capital fc fc Glass Workers Out on Strike as Coal Miners Return to Pits or TS BrtAiiiiiU PRESS i Fifteen thousand glass workers struck Monday as a weekend tacK towork movement in otherindustries cut the total number bfstrike idle workers almost in half The number of idleworkers dropped from 450000 Sunday to ap proximately 225000 Monday with the return fo work of Michigan utility workers miners insoft coal mines in 5 states and participants In a number of small stoppages The glass workers strike was the 2nd industrywide walkout called since June 1 by the Federation of Glass Ceramic and Silic Workers CIO A strike of 1700 CIO steel workers closed the West Leechburg Pa plant of AHeghenyLudlum Steel corporation Thei company charged the walkout was in lation of its agreement with the uniori and that negotiations for bonus pay would be suspended until work was resumed Then general back to work movement in other industries was accompanied by an an nouncement by President Truman that Chief Justice Walter P Stacy of the North Carolina state su preme court had accepted chair manship of the national labor management conference sched uled to open in Washington No vember 5 Meanwhile the president post poned an announcement previ ously expected Monday on the administrations wage price policy Mr Trumans wage price policy may be announced later this week Miners in all but 2 strike bound pits went back to work on orders of United Mine Work ers President John L Lewis aft er a week of fruitless negotiations with government officials and soft coal operators The strike had cost the nation jn estimated 1 300000 tons of coal a day return of other miners paved NEW VENEZUELA HEAD PLEDGES REFORM MOVES Bettancourt Confirms Predecessor Cabinet Members Face Trial Caracas Venezuela h c ast opposition to Venezuelas government flickered out Monday and Provisional President Ro mulo Bettancourt pledged a series f democratic reforms Bettancourt said the govern ment would call a constitutional ssembly ia the shortest possible ime and hoped to be able to told national presidential elec tions with universal suffrage by next April At the same time he said the revolutionists would respect for eign economic interests without in the oilrich country Revolutionist leaders previously had charged that the country was not realizing suffi cient profits oa its petroleum production Armored cars quickly quelled he last attack in Caracas on the revolutionists late Sunday At east 1 person was killed in the exchange of shots between the successful rebels and a group of supposed communists near the newspaper El Universal The capital was quiet Monday out armored cars and tanks still patrolled streets on guard against any renewed outbreaks of vio lence Troops searched pedes trians automobiles and homes for hidden arms Most shops were open Passengers on a PanAmerican airliner which arrived in Miami Sunday night said Venezuela was a scene ot bloodshed confusion and lopiinjr when they departed One Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS redudthe wVre Iabor Pierre brightened materially Monday as soft employes shutdowns to work 209000 compromise mediation wage agreement ratified Wn f E Consurner Power Co workers were returning to their surnVs SUppllng Sas and electric service to some con thousand glass workers employed in 6 plants sburgh Plate Glass company and 4 operated bv company in 6 states struck Monday after a m contract negotiations of glass manufacture loomed as 1 500 out at the the hittr as aid he had failed to end studio strike of AFL workers T to ask the AFL executive council to end tVS3ld S0me had been made however weve refused to cross picket lines of ware and in the strike at Houston and Galves Buffalo harbor tugboatworfcerskSt r the 6th week in a row P fic Greyhound bus travel was cur contimungstrike of 2700 bus drivers the way for a similar backto work movement by 30000 stee workers who were laid off when mills were forced to reduce op erations because of the fue shortage Utility workers voted durini the weekend to end their 3 daj strike against the Michigan Con sumer Power Co and accept a compromise settlement of a wage dispute The work stoppage had aid angered gas and electric serv ice to some 2000000 users Union and management official saw hope for an early end to scat tered walkouts in other industries the 7 month Hollywood Him strike and a walkout of 500 Los Angeles ship repair workers Strikes continued with little hope of settlement among Texa dock workers Pacific Greyhouni bus drivers Canton O Timken Roller Bearing Co employes am Buffalo Tugboat workers A major strike threat loomed in the automotive industry as half million CIO workers prepared t force a showdown in their de mandsfor a 30 percent genera pay increase Themilitant aut workers union declared its inten tion of striking if necessary to back up its wage demands The national labor relation board meanwhile went ahea with plans to conduct strike votes in the industrys Big Three com Chrysler and Gen eral Motors The job in itself wa the largest ever undertaken in th NLRBs history Peace efforts in the deadlocks movie jurisdictional dispute move to Cincinnati Monday Film Cza Eric Johnston flew to the Ohi city to appear before the AFL executive council in session ther after talking with AFL Presiden William Green by telephone MacNider Returns From Pacific War A father and son both fighters in the Pacific war ar rived at San Francisco by plane Sunday They were Brig en Hanford MacNider commander of the famous 158th Kegimental Combat Team and his son Jack who fought with the 5th marines on Iwo Jima The 2 had flown from Japan where they met as the American armies converged for the occupation The MacNidersplanned to stay in San Francisco Monday after which they will leave for Tuscon Ariz where Angus MacNider an ther son recently discharged from the navy is attending the Arizona chool for boys Mrs MacNider is on her way fromMason City to oin the other members of the family at Tuscon Tom MacNider oldest of the ilacNider sons has returned to lis camp in Georgia where he is raining as an aviation cadet fol oiving a 15 day furlough in Ma ion City Gen MacNider thus joins the mndreds of other service men of his community in returning home His status for a time will be that of terminal leave It was in January 1912 a month after Pearl Harbor that Gen MacNider in the reserves since he served in World war I went into active service again He was sent Immediately to Australia ivhere he was placed an Gen MacArthurs staff Later he was grantedhis wish for duty in the field and by the fall of 194E he was in command of a task force mated thetotaldead between 2 000 and 5000 Another said reb els used Americanmade planes in the first bombing of Caracas Outside Caracas opposition to the revolutionary go vernmen collapsed suddenly with a switcl of western militarists from oustec President Isaias Medina to the military junta Gen David Lopez Henriquiez commander of the Los Andos anc Tachira military districts joinec the revolutionists and agreed to participate in the governing junta Gen Agel Pratomilitary chief of the western oil zone o Maraeaibo pledged his support in a radio address All Venezuelan radio station now supporting the rrevolu tion Bettancourt confirmed at press conference that Medina anc members his cabinet would bi tried for alleged misuse of gov ernment funds All but 2 mem bers of the cabinet have been ar rested by revolutionists The 2 still at large tookrefuge in for eign embassies in New Guinea On Nov 24 1942 he was wounded by a rifle gren ade After being hospitalized in Aus trlia Gen MacNider returned to duty but continued to have trouble with one eye in which a sliver of steel was lodged In the spring of 1944 he made a plane trip to York for an opera tion returning to his post with out even a visit to Mason City In August 1944 he took com mand of the 158th Regimental Combat Team This outfit it will be recalled stormed ashore in Mabiloa on Lingayen Gulf on the west shore of western Luzon last January and continued in the Philippine campaign until the close of the war BRIG GEN HANFORD MacNIDER ANJ SON JACK Both Fought the Japs 2 Mason Cltyans Killed in Car MASON CITYANS and Truck Crash in Minnesota ARRIVE IN US Two Mason Cityans Ken neth T Sagen and Robert H Sprau were scheduled to ar rive at Newport News Va Mon day on the Sea Fiddler it was re ported in an AP dispatch received here Name Cemetery Head Des Bloines Des Moines was elected president of the Iowa cemetery officials at its annual meeting Saturday suc ceeding the Rev Calllstus Kramer Burlington who was appointed to the executive board Other offi cers included Fred Klein Musca tine elected vice president and Dorothy Christie Ottumwa re elected secretarytreasurer Buy yonr Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Everythings O K Says Sgt Birdwell to Wife Denver Ann Birdwell and the soldier husband she had given up for dead were reunited Monday after a marital mixup She married his uncle while he was imprisoned by the Japs Staff Sgt Gene Birdwell wearing the distinirnlshcd flyinp cross and the purple heart paced the railroad station platform impatiently for more than an hour Sunday night Everythings all right Its all right now the sergeant murmured to his attractive 19 year old wife taking her in his arms as she stepped irom the train marriage to Sgt Birdwells uncle Jack Marshall VVicmta Kans after the war department reported her husband killed m action was annulled when she learned her first husband had been found alive Birdwell who lost 50 pounds during his Japanese imprisonment heck S6nt t0 earby General hospital for a physical Klatt Are Returned for Funeral Service The bodies of Charles Wesley Cox 51 and Harold Leonard Klatt 39 Mason Cityans killed early Sunday morning in a high way collision south of Milaca Minn were to arrive here Tues day Funeral arrangements for Mr Cox are in complete while rites for Mr Klatt will be held Wednes day Three sons of Mr Cox were in a Milaca hospital suffer ing from in juries received when a truck Leonard Klait collided with Ihe car at 4 a m Sunday Glenn 27 a para trooper home on furlough was to be taken to an army hospital at Fort Snellittf Minn for treat ment of a back injury The other two William26 and Francis 17 were less seriously hurt The Mason Cityans with Mr Cox driving were enroute home after a weekend fishing trip Mr Cox Is survived by his wife and 10 children A wclldriller he had been a Mason City resident for 21 years coming here from Clarion He was bom at Tescott Kans May 21 1894 In addition to the 3 sons who were involved in the accident 7 daughters June a WAVE G oldie a navy nurse Ruth Zona Patricia Donna Mae and A broth er William E Cox of Mason City and a sister Mrs A C Craft of Osage City Kans also survive Mr KJatt born Aug 19 1906 at Rockwell is survived by his wif and 4 children who live at 140 Gth S W In addition to the children Delorice 13 Dennis 10 Maxine and Donald 8 months he is sur vived by 2 brothers Glenn of Ma son City and William Jr in th armed forces and by a sister Mr Dorothy Wilson of Mason City Funeral services for Mr Klat will be held at 2 p m Wednesda at the Immanuel Lutheran churc with the Bev Ernest A Bergeson pastor and the Rev Aubrey I Edmonds pastor of Our Savior Lutheran church officiating Bur ial wiU be at Rockwell The sonof Edna and William Klatt Mr Klatt was married the former Ruby Youngdale u Dayton on July 14 1930 at Charle City Arrangements for both funerai will be in charge of the Patterso funeral home ELECTION PUTS OK STAMP ON NEW REPUBLIC Constitution to Be Drafted by Delegates Elected by People Paris first gen election in 9 years placed an imost unqualified stamp of ap roval Monday on Gen De aulles plans to found a 4th re ublic on a new constitution rafted by the peoples chosen epresentatives Figures announced by the min try of the interior Monday morn ng 12 hours after the closing of le colls showed that De Gaulle ad won an overwhelming victory n a 2pronged election which de idea that constituent esignated at Sundays draft a new constitution ather than attempt to rebuild the overnment on the 1875 document hieh was the foundation of the rd republic executive power wiU e vested in a provisional govern ment during the 7 months the as embly sits rather than in the as embly itself Official results from 84 of Frances 92 departments In favor of a new constitution 3887082 opposed 554750 In favor of an interim govern ent 9582210 opposed 4841 49 The question of writing a new onstitution was supported by all olitical parties but the commu by the radicalsocial opposed De Gaulle on the raterim government issue The election which saw voters queue up at the polls m record breakmg vziumbers witnessed emergence ofthe resistanceborn jopular republican movement MRP as a potent factor in French politicsSociglistically in clined the MRP is headed by For eign Minister Georges Bidault who s considered close to De Gaulle Unofficial computations based n virtually complete figures from metropolitan France showed this ineup in the assembly for the ma or parties Socialist coalition 143 seats com munist 143 MHP 140 moderate ightists 26 and radical socialist 9 Less than 20 per cent of the re maining assembly seats were dis tributed among minor parties The assembly will have 522 members rom France and 64 more from the colonies The the election considered the dominant political assured of 131 seats De Gaulle won electoral en dorsement all down the line Six een of his present council of min sters sought election to the as sembly and 15 were victorious 3nly Hene Mayer his minister of transportation was defeated De Gaulle himself and 4other ministers did not seek election to assembly posts Government statistics indicated that between 20000000 and 25 300000 persons voted in the na tional firsts in which women were eligible Rene Pleven minister of finance and national economy who is re garded as De Gaulles heir ap parent won election to the as sembly by a narrow margin Felix Goiiin president of the consultative assembly which has acted as adviser to the De Gaulle government also won election to the assembly from Marseille Among the big name casualties was Former Premier Eduard Da ladier CHARLES COX Expects End of Ration on Butter Soon Washington ra tion points may soon come off but ter All rationing of fats and oils may end by January pos sibly before That was he good news Monday from Secretary pf Agriculture An derson Anderson told a senate small business committee that although 100000000 pounds of surplus but ter soon will be available butter rationing cannot be stopped im mediately The entire fats and oils picture has to be taken as a whole and Ss not divisible he said I took butterotf the ration list I would disturb any rationing that existed for lards and oils since one is a substitute for an other   

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