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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME t l HISTORY AND ARCHIVES UOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS voLua Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a MASON crry IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 231945 This Paper Consists ot Two Ott NO TRUMAN URGES MILITARY TRAINING NO GM STRIKE UNTIL EFFORTS FAIL FOR PEACE CIO Leader Says All Attempts to Be Made for Settlement i Detroit P Reuth er vice president of the CIO au tomobile workers union said Tuesday there would be no strike among Genera Motors employ ers until every effort had been made to settle the current wage dispute across the conference ta ble He made the statement at a news conference following a meet ing between UAWCIO and Gen eral Motors officials on the unions demand for a 30 per cent wage rate increase and on the eve of a strike vote among General Motors more than 300000 workers Heuther said thatat Tuesday mornings session of the wage nei gotiations a General Motor official accused him of acting like a la bor statesman He said Harry B Coen General Motors labor regu lations director told him Its none of your damn business what the OPA does with the price of our cars In an earlier statement Reuther charged General Motors had given notice of a sitdawn strike against a wageraising policy of the government These were developments as the unipn Americas largest and General Motors the nations big gest operating corporation ap proached a showdown 1 The union demanded that congress be informed immedi ately of General Motors atti Motors Reuther no tice of a sitdown strike against the announced government policy of raising takehome pay wherever such in creases do not require price in C1 2 General Motors anticipated a strike would be approved in Wednesdays vote among its more than 300900 employes A letter to workers which called on them to respect legal rights In event of a strike said the vote will un doubtedly be In favor of a strike 3 A corporation spokesman de scribed as an Alice in Wonder land theory Heathers statement that General Motorscould meet the unions wage demands with out increasing prices cut the price of Cheyrolets by and in crease the earnings of the corpo ration by 4 Henry Ford II president of the Ford Motor company which faces a UAWCIO strike vote Nov 7 was reportedin Washington to confer with the administration on wage and price problems It was rumored Ford would offer a 15 per cent wage increase No substantiation of this was immediately available however Both the Cord company and Chrysler corporation where a strike Vote will be held Thursday have received the IJAWCIOs de mand for a 30 per cent POLICE PROTECT STUDIO nonstriking studio worker about to enter a rear gate at Paramount studio steps lively to avoid an advancing picket wearing white arm band as police stand by to offer protection Mass picketingwas in progress at 3 movie studios Mon day AP A Engr Sfi Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS West coast bus drivers went back to work Tuesday reducing the nations strike total to 21000 workers lowest in 4 weeks The strike news Greyhound officials and represent atives of 2700 striking drivers and baggage men reached an agree ment Monday night ending an 18day wage dispute which had crippled bus transportation in 7 western states CO coal miners returned to work Monday on orders of United Mine Workers President John L Lewis leaving an isolated strike in 5 Pennsylvania mines the only work stoppage in the in dustry STEELrSteel workers idled by the coal strike returned to work but 6700 idle at the and at the Republic steel Otiio threatenedto shutflownevery Hollywood studio by the end of the week as Film Johnston appealed to the AFL executive council in Cincinnati to end the bit ter 8irionth juiisdictional dispute embargo was recommended against the strike bound Houston Tex port where 800 rail cars weretied up by a strike of warehousemen clerks and checkers AFL workers remained on strike agamst north westlumber operators in support of demands for a minimum hourly wage CIO glass workers went out at 12 LibbeyOwens Ford andPittsburgh Plate Glass company plants following a break down in contract negotiations powerful CIO Auto Workers union rejected an offer of a longer work week and a 5 to8 per cent increase and prepared for a systemwide strike election among General Motors employes to support demands for a general 30 per cent pay boost NAVY DAY PLAN COMPLETEDFOR ALL DAY EVENT Combat Planes to Fly Over City at 9 a m Parade Program at 4 Plans for Navy Day in Mason City call for an all day celebra tion starting with the mass flight of 40 combat aircraft of the U S navy over the city at 9 a m Thursday and closing with the ceremonies in Central park fea turing Major Joe Foss flying ace immediately after the parade at 4 p m This is expected to be one of the largest Navy Day celebrations in years in honor ol victory The planes will be in action over the city perhaps the only chance North lowans will have to see such a group in action in years The planes will be under the com mand of Commander William A Dean XI S Navy When the Carrier Air Grouo 97 was formed with a complement of 1000 pilots Commander Dean be came its first commander Fight ing Two established an enviable record in the South Pacific the record being 506 Japanese planes shot down and 50000 tons of shipping destroyed It participated in 181 strikes against the enemy totaling 20000 combat hours This is the group from which the flight of planes over Mason City will come from and it was1 obtained through the efforts of Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper Rep John Gwynne and Capt Maurice S Sheeny navy chaplain at Washington D C according to John Vance president of the Navy league Roger Lyons parade chairman completed plans for a huge Navy CASUALTIES IN unidentified officers and a dead soldier are shown within Cuartel de la Planta Barracks in Caracus Venezuela Officer in fore ground was revolutionary and he killed others before he was shot AP Wirephoto Former U S Army Sergeant Number 2 Man in Formation of Government in Venezuela Caracas Valmore Rodriguez 45 year old former United States army sergeant was scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday in the number 2 spot in the revolutionary Venezuelan government which seized the power in a 4day uprising that overthrew President Isaias Medina Angarita Valmore was named to the powerful post of interior minister by his friend Revolutionary President Romulo Betancourt and will have charge of many important functions includingthe governments relations with US oU companies and other foreign investors MASON CITY WAG RETURNS TO U S Laura Warner 221 5th NV was scheduled to have arrived San Francisco Monday on the yangeline according to an AP ispatch received in Mason City uesday US Steel Rejects Workers Demand for Increase in Pay By UNITED PRESS TJ SI Steel corporation Tuesday rejected a United Steel Workers of America CIO demand for a general 25 cent hourly wage increase for 180000 workers as the number of American workers idle in strikes dwindled to the lowest point in 4 weeks Acting on behalf ot 5 operating subsidiaries TJ S Steel President Benjamin F Fairless told Philip Murray president of the steel work ers onion and the CIO that the corporation was unable to grant a wage increase He said OPA ceiling prices and the governments wage stabilization policy made the raise impossible In Cincinnati meanwhile a high official of the American Federa the same as that which General I tion of Labor saidthe AFL was willing to welcome John L Lewis Motors refuses Half a million I and the United Mine Workers backinto the AFL on or before Jan 1 auto workers are involved The unions charge against Gen eral Motors was contained in a telegram from Reuther to Sen James E Murray D Monty chairman of the senate education and labor committee Reuther said that President C E Wilson of General Motors in his press conference 1 a s t week delivered an ultimatum to the government the people and The spokesman said return of Lewis and his miners to the AFL depended upon his assurance ot a seat on the executive council He predicted there would be a vacancy by the time the councils mid winter meeting opens At Miami Fla helpers employed by Pan Ameri can Airways began a sitdown strike that threatened to curtail service between North and South America employes Buy your Victory Bonds and from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and continued cool Tuesday night and Wednes day with occasional light rain ending Wednesday afternoon Iowa Cloudy Tuesday with occa sional light rain in south and east portions beginning Tues day afternoon or night Wednes day mostly cloudy occasional light rain east portion Wednes day morning Warmer Tuesday Cooler west portion Wednesday Minnesota Cloudy and continued cool Tuesday night and Wed nesday Scattered light rain south portion Tuesday night and southeast portion Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GIobeGazetfe weather statistics Maximum Monday 52 Minimum Monday 32 At 8 a m Tuesday 39 YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 46 Violence broke out for the 2nd consecutive day in the 8monih old Hollywood film strike Non strikers and pickets fought furi ously when ZOO persons crashed a picket line at Paramount Studios Meanwhile the number of strikeidle workers across the na tion had dropped from 450000 to 221000 in the last 3 days Twentyseven hundred Pacific Greyhound employes and striking coal miners were the latest to re turn to work The Greyhound em ployes ended a 18day wage dis pute which had crippled bus transportation in 7 western states Greyhound officials and repre sentatives of 2700 striking drivers and baggage men reached an agreement at a meeting Monday night federal conciliators Schedules were resumed on a lim ited basis almost immediately Meanwhile 18000 glass work ers went on strike at 12 Libbey Owens and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co plants and Hollywood movie craftsmen threatened to shut down every film studio there by the end of the week The glass strike 2nd in the in dustry within 6 months followed a breakdown in negotiations on a new contract Elsewhere an embargo was recommended against the strike bound Houston Tex port and the powerfnl CIO United Anti Workers squared off for a show down battle with General Motors orp the nations biggest auto mobile manufacturer Production at the Thermoid lubber Co in Trenton N J was scheduled to resume following a company poll by mail President Trederic Schluter said 428 of the 1000 strikers had indicated their readiness to to warrant operation of the plant The Greyhound strike which had affected an estimated 140000 commuters ended suddenly after more than a week of negotiation Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Hope for ending the bitter 8 months Hollywood jurisdictional dispute centered in Cincinnati where Film Czar Eric Johnston appealed to he AFL executive council for a speedy prompt and fair settlement Fighting broke out Monday in p m The lineup of theparade wiE be started at p nx from Music hall Units in the parade will form along Delaware avenue north from Music hall The units will advance north on Delaware as they fall in according to arrange ments up to 4th street and then over to Federal avenue where the parade proper will start From 4th and N Federal the parade will march south on Fed eral to 2nd street South and then west to Washington where it will turn north again and march to Central park for the closing cere monies of the day Commander Eiias Kelroy of the American Legion will be officer of the day at the Navy Day Victory program in the park Master of ceremonies will be W Earl Hall The program will start off with the Mason City high school band under the direction of Carleton Stewart Major Foss awarded Dis tinguished Flying Cross for his feat in downing officially 20 Ze ros 4 bombers 2 btplanes and decorated by Admiral Halsey will address the crowd at this time Other features of the program will include the Navy Hymn sung by Mrs T J Kiesselbach accom panied by the high school band The Rev Lloyd E Gustafson of the First Methodist church will offer the prayer The Salute to the Dead will be given by Company E Iowa State Guard under the command of Capt Leslie R Whipple and Lt George C Mathews Taps will be played by the Mason City band The pledge to the flag will be led by the Rev Mr Gustafson Mrs Kiesselbach will lead in the singing of God Bless America accompanied by the band and the audience joining in There will be a Navy Day Vic tory Retreat and the National An Sj editor ofElPaisorgan of the democratic action party has attackedU S oil interests newspaperOutTie gave surances In an interview that he would respect the rights of for eign investors The new government mean while moved swiftly to seek for eign recognition Interim Foreign Minister Carlos Morales an nounced that the revolutionary junta had advised diplomatic missions of all countries of the makeup of the government and its aims Morales said his policy In the foreign ministry would be to meet all international obligations which the previous government had made Hesaid he believed that the new government would be recognized by other nations when they ivere acquainted with the origin of the revolutionary movement which he declared was to provide a secret universal vote for president Asked whether the act of chapultepec did not make it ne cessary for other nations to with hold recognition from govern ments established by coups he said he interpreted this to mean regimes established by coercion rather than by popularwill He made no commitment on his governments future relations with the Spanish o1 Generalissimo Francisco Franco the dominican republic govern ment of Rafael Trujillo or the current Argentina regime bu said his people were not in fa vor of such regimes The new leftist government announced that all opposition to the revolution had collapsed anc that order was being restorer gradually throughout the coun try them will be played by the Mason City band Formation places for nnils in front of the studios when charged a 400man picket line as giant Paramount 30 non strikers picketing studios spread to 2 more At Houston Tex where the in terstate commerce commission said more than 800 rail cars were tied up an embargo was recom mended to halt shipping to the strike bound port area Dock op erations were resumed at Galves ton Tex after a 24hour shut down Oil Company Meets Kansas City Delegates from Iowa attended the Standard Oil companys first postwar sales conference which opened here Monday with representatives from S midwestern states in attendance the parade have been outlined as follows Delaware between Stale and First police escort stale guard Colors tegion and V F W Music hall high school band First and Delaware Major Foss and uniformed men 2nd between Delaware and Pennsylvania Gold Star Mothers Navy Mothers Clear Lake band and Spanish War veterans Second between Delaware and Federal American Legion Vet erans of Foreign Wars D A iV and Auxiliaries of American Le gion V F W and D A V 3rd street between Delaware and Pennsylvania Knights of Colum bus float Rudd band Spanish War Veterans auxiliary United Service Women Red Cross float Daughters of American Revolu tion Daughters of Union Veter ans and Rainbow Veterans and auxiliary Third between Delaware and Federal Elks float National As sociation of Fife and Drum corps Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts 4th between Delaware and Pennsyl Beaver Trouble Thermopolis Wyo ff A beaver tied up telephone servic for several hours north of Ther mopolis Linemen found a tree felled bj a beaver wires had knocked down Buy your Victory Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGazetU carrier boy vania Junior Chamber of Com merce float Roosevelt band Ki wanis dub Rotary club Lion club Mason City Tent Awn ing float Y M C A and Y V C A and Junior Chamber o Commerce white horse Delaware north of 4th Nor Springs band and Ahepa lodg Federal north of 4th fire engin labor groups Monroe band schoc groups and horses by Junio Chamber of Commerce Since this will perhaps be th biggest Navy Day celebration lo years to come being the victory celebration for the navy a larg crowd is expected in the cit The whole program is free to th public and will continue through out the day Auto Dealer or Services New Hampton W H Scott ashua attorney Tuesday filed lit in district court against L Harrison of Nashua wealthy utomobile dealer who has agen es at Charles City and Waverly sking a balance of as fees or services performed The petition states that Scott epresented Harrison who was an eir in the estate of the late Alice Wood Ionia widow who was n aunt ot Harrison in which the laintiff stated that he adviset he defendant so that Harrison re eived more from the state than he was legally o as her heir The statutory fes n the was bu scott claims an additional or further advice in the estati f Mrs Wood plus for 2 o more trips to New Hampton from ashua and for telepon oils Scott asks for services dur ag the months of March to May 944 in connection with the de erment of Clyde Harrison mino on of the defendant from mill ary service These services th petition states consisted of offic onsultations 2 or 3 trips toNev Jampton to appear before th selective service board and a Ion distance call to the county agen at Tama for which a charge o 525 was made and for tele phone toll A fee of for an examinatio of an abstract on July 14 1943 also asked making the total from June I 1944 wit interest at the rate of 5 pe annum Buy your Victory Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGazet carrier boy arl Klatt 1st in Eldora Des Moines Carl Klatt ormer guard at the Eldora state raining school for boys will be he first of 5 former officials and mployes of the institution lo be ried in trials opening Nov 23 at Dodge Jens Grothe special issistant states attorney general aid Tuesday Grothe said there was no par icular reason for selectingKlatt as the first to be tried except for RECOMMENDS 1 YEAR TRAINING OF AGES 1720 Tells Congress U S Must Build Reserve Behind Small Army By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 A years specialized military training for young men in the 1720 age bracket 2 No exemptions from training except total physical disability 3 Maintenance of a small pro fessional army navy and marine corps supplemented by a large organized citizen reserve and strengthened national guard 4 Immediate passage of the training legislation to use exist ing crimps and organization 5 A policy of remaining strong in the only kind at strength an aggressor can tary power now that our geog raphical security is gone Washington IP President Truman urged a divided congress Tuesday to order a years special ized military training for young men 17 to 20 years of age to form a backbone of defense against future aggression Applauded and cheered m his first postwar appearance before congress the president told a joint session of the legislators 1 Until peace machinery func tions adequately the United States must relentlessly pre serve our superiority on land and sea and in the air 2 All young men except those totally unfit physically should be trained a year to build up a re serve behind a small professional army navy and marine corps S Training should he special ized in a separate organization with trainees subject to military duty only when chosen by selec service at ofvcon gress 4 Scientific developments must go ahead no matter what the cost but even the atomic bomb would have been useless without strong armed forces to capture bases within striking distance of the enemy Mr Trumans proposal got a divided reception from congress men Two examples Acting Chairman Edwin C he fact he is charged with 2nd degree murder Maximum sen ence on conviction of 2nd degree murder is life imprisonment Following the Klatt trial the nd degree murder case against iarbld Nelson also a former uard will be heard Grothe said here probably would be a lapse jetiveen the first 2 trials possibly until the following term court Next will come trial Nelson on a charge of assault to inflict jreafr bodily injury and following hat will be the conspiracy case against O S Von Krog former superintendent now ill in an El dora hospital After the Von Krog trial there stilt will remain to be heard con spiracy cases against Darrell T Broun former assistant superin tendent H J Martin former dean of and KlaH and Nelson Order of those cases has not been set All of the defendants were granted separate trials and Klatt and Nelson will have separate trials on each of the charges against them Judge Paul McCoid Mount Pleasant assigned by the Iowa supreme court to hear the cases granted at Eldora Monday a change of venue to take the cases from Eldora trial to Fort Dodge for Auditor Dies Osceola ff George Kyte Clarke county auditor died at an Osceola hospital Sunday He was serving his 3rd term as auditor Reveal Cruel Japanese Torture of 3 Americans Hankow China American intelligence officers Tuesday re 3 B29 crewmen who were sub re u mitted to such humilities that their names never may be for the sake of their relatives One of the flyers almost naked was forced to walk through Han kows wintry streets One eye was virtually gouged out and he was showered with icy water At the end of his miles long ordeal he was showered with gasoline and burned alive on orders of a Japanese military schoolmaster Two fellow B29 crewmen also were cremated but whether they were alive when the fires were lighted has not been determined They too were forced to make the same tortuous walk through Hankow The fire blackened bodies of all 3 have been recovered A 4th Hyer who survived the crash of the Chengtubased B29 50 miles north of Hankow was injured so seriously he was taken lo a hospital and thus escaped the fate of his busies He was trans ferred to Shanghai and is believed to have been liberated Those who saw the death march said the superintendent of a Japanesesponsored model youth corps ordered the hideous tor tures because he wanted to make an impression on his charges as a strong taskmaster Johnson D Colo of the senate military affairs committee Im opposed lo conscription and that is what this is Senator Austin R This principle is sound The detail of its application is something that bears study The atomic bomb is of little value without an adequate army air and naval force the president said For that kind of force is necessary to protect our shores to overcome any attack and lo en able us to move forward and direct the bomb agamst the enemys own territory Specifically he asked that male citizens enter the years trainingf period either at the age of IB or at their graduation from high school whichever is later In any event he said the training should begin before the young roan is 20 year olds who had completed their high school course would be eligible to start their training at that age if their par ents consented I urge that the congress pass this legislation the danger is still fresh in our we still remember how close we came to destruction four years we can viv idly recall the horrors of invasion which our allies while we can still see all the rav ages and ruin of war the presi dent declared All young men Mr Truman as serted should be included in the training program whether physi cally qualified for actual combat service or not He urged no ex emptions for occupation depend ency or for any other reason ex cept total physical disqualifica tion There should be a place into which every young American can fit in the service of our country said the president Some would be trained for combat others would be trained for whatever war service they are physically and mentally qualified to per form It is only by strength that we can impress the fact upon possible future aggressors that we will tolerate no threat to peace or lib erty The president emphasized that congress alone coold send trainees under the universal training pro gram into the army and wary and that if the time came these trainees could be tadneled only by selective process as they were indncted for World war I and World war II The great difference between   

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