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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AN9 ARCHIVCS KOINES I A THE NEWSPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press end United Press Full Leased wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 4 1945 This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection OnB NO 44 HOUSE GROUP PUSHES STRIKE CURB v Packinghouse Union Orders Work Stoppage in Cudahy Plants 1 DAY WALKOUT OF 10000 HITS 12MEATPLANTS 1030 Employes in Sioux City Join Nationwide Strike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A I day work stoppage in 12 me at packing plants of Cudahy and Co was called Tuesday by Louis J Clark president of the CIO united packinghouse workers union to enforce demands for a wage increase The scheduled stoppage was by an estimates 10000 employes In the companys plants in the east midwest west and south and fol lowed last weeks vote by union members in favor of a strike Meanwhile a national strike con ference was called by Clark in Chicago Friday to consider action in event the Cuflahy company does not meet the demands for a 25 cents an hour wage hike In Sioux City Iowa the United Packinghouse Workers of Amer ica threw up a picket line at the Cudahy Packing company plant Tuesday morning as 1000 Cudahy company employes here engaged in a oneday strike John Davidchick field repre sentative for the UPW said Mon day night he had received au thorization from the unions head quarters at Chicago to call a work stoppagein Sioux City It will not affect maintenance employes or office workers he said A token picket line will be established he reported Clark said Tuesdays demon stration would also involve em ployes in Cudahy plants in sey City N J Kansas City Mo StPaul Minn Denver Colo Omaha Nebr Los Angeles At lanta Albany Ga Wichita Kaus East Chicago Ind and Salt Lake City Elsewhere developments along the nations labor front centered in Detroit and in Washington The countrys labor disputes kept idle some p7 0000 workers In Des Moines Iowa by a mar sin of 172 to 15 employes of the Iowa Power and Light company providing electric service in Des Moines Adel Knoxville and Os kaloosa have voted to strike il necessary to support their unions demands Both Robert Swanson chair man of the negotiation commit tee for the Des Moines union of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers AFL and C A Leland president of the com pany said negotiations between union and company were con tinuing Involved in negotiations are the unions demand for a union shop and a 35cent an hour wagi increase In Detroit leaders of the CIO united automobile workers union expressed opposition to Presiden Trumans proposal to end th strike at General Motors plant and abide by the recommenda tions of a federal factfindin board In Washington H W Ander son personnel vice president o General Motors corporation sai Tuesday he was hopeful the strike could be settled befor President Trumans factfindin board begins operation Anderson commenting after conference with Edgar L War ren chief of the federal concilia tion service said company rep resentatives and leaders of th CIO United Auto Workers woul confer Wednesday The company he said was prepared to con Untie general collective bargain ing provided the question of v legal picketing was settled firs RJ Thomas UAWCIO pres ident termed the strike for a 3 per cent wage increase soum legal and moral The CIO national maritime ui ions 24 hour work stoppage sai President Joseph Curran tied u every ship in the nation excel vessels carrying troops and reli materials The walkout was j support of the unions conten iion that return of overseas veter ans was being delayed FELL 80 FLOORS BUT SHES Lou Oliver who fell 80 floors in an elevator when a plane clashed into the Empire State building in New York City last August eft Bellevue hospital for her home and stopped enroute to return to the scene of the tragic accident to try her hand itthe controls of one of the elevators in the buildingFour ong months of hospitalization have not dimmed Bettys spirits and she Islooking forward to the day when she can leave her crutches hehind and take up where she left off She is shown being greeted by her cousin Marie Gpwer also an elevator operator Lashes Nazi Leaders Nuernberg 20 once mighty nazi leaders on trial for their ves before an international tribunal were excoripted in the name f the British commonwealth Tuesday as murderers and robbers per onally and individually accountable for breaking the worlds peace Opening the British case against Hermann Goerins Rudolf Hess oachim von Kibbentrop and their fellow members of the fallen clique ir Hartley Shawcross attorney general of the United Kingdom de lared that the defendants had piloted Germany into aggression aked and unashamed and plunged the world into an appallingly ostly war These men were no mere willing tools Shawcross said They are the men whose support had built Hitler up into the position of ower he occupied They are men whose initiation and ling perhaps conceived and cer ainly made possible the acts oE ggression made in Hitlers name The attorney generals 30000 vord address introduced the Brit sh citation of proofthat the ac used were guilty of crimes against the peace The United States has concluded its presenta ion on Jhe first of 3 other counts n the the nazis engaged in a conspiracy to wage a war of aggression Two remain ng counts charging war crimes and crimes against humanity are to be prosecuted jointly by Rus sia and France Shawcross first sought to show hat the Hitler gang violated firmSy established international aw through aggression and prep aration for aggression Then step by step from the Songconcealed words of the nazis themselves he traced the German course of broken treaties violated frontiers and ultimate carnage and misery Their lust and sadism he said their deliberate slaughter and the degradation of so many millions of their fellow creatures that the imagination reels incom prehensibly are but one side only of this matter Perhaps their guilt as mur derers and robbers is of less im portance and of less effect to fu ture generations of mankind than their crime of fraud by which they placed themselves ir a position to do their murder ant their robbery Should it be taken as a prec edent of behavior in the conduct of international relations its con sequences to mankind will no less certainly lead to the end of civil ized society 4 Year Old Youth Dies of Rare Illness Nilwood III our year old Harlan Lair to whom Santa Tlaus made a special visit on Thanksgiving because physicians did not expect him to live until Christmas died Monday of lym phatic leukemia The boys plight attracted na ionwide attention and toys from iiroughout the country were sent o him for his premature celebra tion of Christmas at the farm nome of his parents Mr and Mrs Charles Lair The boy became afflicted with the rare blood disease last May after an attack of chickenpox THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation S TO LEAVE IRAN RUSSIANS TO STAY THERE Iranian Ambassador Says Foreign Troops Are Causing Unrest Washington United States is going ahead with the withdrawal of American forces despite Russiasrefusal to accept a Jan 1 deadline for evacuating soviet troops this end it was learned Tues dqy this government has sent an armystate department mission to Iran to expedite the withdrawal and Hwfndup U S affairs Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala said the mission emphasized XT S determination to get out of Iran by Jan 1 even if Russia does riot The U S is setting the ex ample by removing its portion of foreign troops in Persia he said Of course wed rather see the other powers leave first and we are going to continue to press for it Ala reiterated that it was the presence of foreign troops that was responsible for unrest in his coun try The state department announced Monday night that Russia bad re jected the U S proposal that all foreign troops in S So viet and withdrawn by Jan Imstead of March 2 1916 the ultimate date provided under a big 3 agreement Ala revealed that Gen Donald H Connally deputy commissioner of the armynavy liquidation comr lifiadsthe Iran ffe will supervise the posal of army and the removal of some 6000 U S serv ice troops left in Iran The great er part of the surpluses Ala said will be purchasedby Iran Hep Karl Kundt R S Dak called upon the senate Tuesday to help him keep 2 U S army offi cers from becoming seriously involved in the controversy be tween Iran and soviet Russia He charged in a house speech that the 2 Gen Clarence S Ridley and Col H Norman ac tively aiding the Iranian govern ment to put down unrest in the Russianoccupied Iran He said that the men were detailed to Iran at the request of the state depart ment CHRISTMAS LIGHTS GO ON lights have gone on again in Mason City as they have all over the world with the return of peace In Mason City the black out has lasted 4 many other countries 5 and 6 years As the above picture shows looMng north from 2nd and South Federal Mason City streets are gay again with strings of colored lights Christmas lighting also will be emphasized in the resi dential section of the city wiih the Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsoring a holi day lighting contest Lock photo K and A engr Iowa Attracts English Girl Bes Hloines A copy of the statepublished Iowa guide book Iowa Welcomes You found its way to Chesham Bois Amernham Bucks England and now Miss Bundock who lives there wants to be welcomed by the Hawkeye state Gov Robert D Blue has received a letter from IMiss Bundock whose first name wasnt auite legible on her letter but looked some thins like Bnyl explaining that she was immigrating to the United States next spring She wrote that she thought she would like to live in Des Moines Though she knows no one in Iowa Miss Bundocfc wrote that she had worked 2 years as a stenographer for an American firm in Eng land and hoped she could find similar work here or work on a pa per or a farm The governor who wasnt available for comment was asked also tttfonal the state t TROOPSHIP ASKS FOR ASSISTANCE New York Liberty ship HenryWard Beecher with 541 homeward bound American troops aboard radioed Tuesday for assistance from a point about 340 miles northeast of Bermuda The vessel bound from Mar seille France to Norfolk Va re ported at a m CST that she had dropped her propelior A third naval district spokesman said it was presumed aid was dis patched promptly from Bermuda and it was believed several ships were standing by to lend aid The weather in the area was reported moderate Scientist Says FDR Made Decision to Bum Out Japanese Cities Washington Vannevar Bush said Tuesday night the late President Roosevelt made cision to burn out Japanese cities with new type incendiary bombs but had nothing to do with the de cision to drop the atomic bombs dh Nagasaki and Hiroshima The Associated Press in an ac count Tuesday of Dr Bushs tes timony before the special senate committee on atomic energy er roneously quoted him as saying Mr Roosevelt made the decision on use of both weapons Dr Bush who headed the war work of American scientific lab oratories pointed out later that the atomic bomb was not tested until after Mr Roosevelts death He told newsmen that the de cision to use the atomic bomb against Japanese cities was made by President Truman while at tending the Potsdam conference Shotgun Victim New Orleans La M Woodruff 62 a retired botan ist and graduate of the University ot Iowa died Saturday as result of a shotgun blast at his home After an investigation by Assistant Coroner Frank C Hava the death was pronounced a suicide Wood I ruff worked many years on im 1 provements of wheat strains British War Bride in Love Triangle Name President Des Moines I Griffith Ames was elected president of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Disabled at its con vention here Saturday Other offi cers elected included A C Fuller Cedar Falls 2nd vice president and Charles R Struther Iowa City secretary THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Brine the boys home fig hi inflation 6HOfMt LEFT BUY SEALS Dubuque love triangle that hooked up an attractive Brit ish war bride her husband of lit tle more than a year and a Du buque army air forces hero showed little sign Tuesday of be coming a 2sided affair very soon The husband Army Lt Harold Carbone now a student at Koch ester N Y said at Rochester Monday night after conferring with an attorney that he was not contemplating divorce but would let things ride awhile Mrs Jean Gloor Carbone 19 year old English girl told report ers Tuesday that she wanted a di vorce from Harold and that he had assured her by telephone that he would get one at once Mrs Carbone is staying here at the home ot Capt Darrell Beschen 25 year old hero of the air war over Europe whom she flew the Atlantic to meet instead of her husband CaptainBeschen who said he was the father of her unBorn child and desperately in love with Jean will leave Dubuque Wednesday to return to his base at Santa Ana Cal Mrs Carbone will remain here at the home of his parents I havent had time to figure dont know yet what Im going o do In her last letter dated Nov 2 she said there was a good SAYS DRAINAGE IS INVESTMENT Lynes Gives Views at Farm Conference See Picture on Page 13 Farm drainage Is an investment not an expense declared W S Lynes drainage engineer for the Mason City Brick and Tile com pany in his address to the farm tiling conference here Monday evening He addressed drainage engineers farm managers tilin contractors and equipment man ufacturers from Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois and Ohio The harder up a man Is the less he can afford the luxury o land which produces only weeds emphasized the engineer He the increased production whicV would result with the increase tillable land and the increased yields on the land drained am cited instances of farms on Jota production was more tha doubled by proper drainage The increased production is a most entirely reflected in ne irofits Lynes pointed out since osts are practically the same in eed and labor on the poor crop n some instances it may cost more to produce the poor crop be ause of the nuisance value of the vet land Drainage Is a big investment in owa il was pom ted out by Prof 7 H Van Vtack extension agri uitural engineer from Iowa State ollcge at the afternoon session t involves 6000000 acres or 22 per cent of the states cropland ivery North Iowa county has in ested 2 or 3 million dollars and Reveal U S Save Britain 2ode Secret Washington United itates gave Great Britain the ret method of cracking the Jap nese code 11 months before this ountry was plunged into war by he Japanese attack on Pearl Har or congressional investigators earned Tuesday Gen Sherman Miles army gave this testimony to the senate house committee Investigating the raid on the naval base Dec 7 1941 Miles told the committee how everthat he couldnt say offhand now whether the British in turn tirnished the U S with any of he information they later ob tained from decoding intercepted Japanese messages The committee also received a report that the late President Roosevelt on Nov 26 1941 ad vised the high commissioner of the Philippines Francis Sayre that the next Japanese aggression might cause an outbreak of hos tilities between the U S and Japan The Roosevelt message put into the record said there were no clear indications where the Jap anese might strike but expressed the opinion that invasion of Thai land seems the most probable Mr Roosevelt said the Japanese were hurriedly bolstering garri sons in their mandated islands apparently as a precaution against an attack by the United States Senator Ferguson R Mich questioned Gen Miles closely as to whether the British had sup plied information from Japanese messages after they got the se cret of decoding them LEGISLATION ON TRUMANS PLAN EXPECTED SOON Norton to Introduce Measure to House Members by Wednesday Washington leaders said Tuesday that legislation will be introduced Wednesday to carry out President Trumans recom mendations for handling of la bor troubles Speaker Kayburn D Tex made the announcement at his news conference Democratic Party Whip Ram speck of Georgia said that the bill probably would be submitted by Chairman Norton DN of the house labor committee He added that hearings would then be held by that group Asked by a reporter if the leadership would oppose a re ported plan by the house military committee to include the legisla tion in a pending bill to repeal sections of the SmithConnally war labor disputes act Ramspeck declared I think we ought to hold some hearings on such an important proposal However Chairman May D Ky had summoned his commit tee to a closeddoor session to con sider methods that would permit a house vote within a matter of days If passed the measure then be with me by thinsrs out Carbone lold news men at RochesterMonday nirht was explained chance shed Christmas Carbone who said he first learned of his wifes arrival in Chicago through a newspaper pic ure said he had sent his wife funds for the trip to the United States I didnt know what to think had happened to her he asserted I would have thought the newspapers had made a mistake it hadnt been lor the picture Mrs Carbone said she came to the states to see Darrell I want a divorce from Harolc so that Darrell and I can be mar ried she said Ill be a mother soon Regarding the British girls en trance into the United States a department of justice spokesman at Washington said that without a study of the case it appeared Mrs Carbone could remain in tin United States as the wife of an American soljier married in Eng land As the wife of an American cit izen she was entitled to enter thi county on a nonquota basis i 3pen Radio Station or German People Berlin American mil tary government announced uesday plans to open a new radio tation in Berlin designed espe ially to reach the German peo ile The station is expected to begin iperations about Dec 20 and will roadcast all its programs in Jerrnan some as much as 510000000 he declared The farm drainage in vestment is greater fhan that for schools and highways put togeth er he pointed out The farm drainage research program has been neglected in Iowa for the last 15 years for ack of funds declared Prof R A Norton of the soil conservation research service at Iowa State college listing a number of proj ects which required study for the good of the Iowa farmer D C Royce sales manager of the Buckeye Traction Ditcher company Findlay Ohio discussed the different types of ditchers available At the Tuesday fore noon session talks also were given by Mike Gales maintenance en gineer for the BarberGreene company Aurora 111 and E N Neal secretary of the Schield Bantam company Waverly More than 150 persons at tended the opening session am were welcomed by M D Judd vice president and general man ager of the Mason City Brick am Tile company sponsor of the con ference Weather Report FORECAST Mason and contin ued cold Tuesday night Lowes temperature Tuesday night abbut 5 degrees Wednesdaypartlj cloudy and warmer Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer west Tuesday and in entire state Wednesday Minnesota Cloudy Tuesday night Light snow northeast portion early Tuesday night Not so cold north portion Partly cloudy and warmer Yednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 24 Minimum 13 At 8 a m Tuesday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 31 Precipitation 10 Snow Vi inch GERMANS GET MORE FOOD Stuttgart Germany United States intends to move enough food into Germany to as sure an average ration of 1550 calories lor everyone Lt Gen Lucius C Clay American military governor for Germany said Tuesday Hunger and starvation have never been the United States ob jective Clay told a meeting of the German officials in the Amer ican zone We will approve with the start of the Jan 1 ration period a 1550calorie average ration for all My government will support this by sending food from the United States the cost of which will be paid for when Germany is able to pay would goto the senate Specifically Mr Truman asked congress to authorize factfinding proceducesforlmppr labor disputes with strikes or lockouts barred for 30 days In his special message the cliief executive asked that the lawmakers pass such a law before they go home for Christmas December 20 May told reporters he favors addingthe presidentiallyre quested legislation to a bill which will be eligible for house consid eration Thursday That measure would repeal major provisions of the Smith Connally war labor disputes act Strong support among both dem ocrats and republicans formed be hind Mays move and several com mittee members said they would insist on a decision Tuesday There were indications the com mittee might go even further than the president requested by provid ing for arbitration machinery coupled with stiff penalties on unions or industries which re fused to abide by recommenda tions of mediation commissions Without waiting for congress to act Mr Truman said he will ap point factfinding boards the type he outlinedfor both the 20 state General Motors strike and the current steel wage dispute He asked the 225000 striking CIO United Auto Workers to go ack to their jobs and appealed o the 700000 CIO steel workers not to walk out He sent appeals 00 to General Motors and United Slates Steel corporation heads for iull production while the fact finding boards carry out their as signments In Detroit three CIO union leaders expressed dissatisfaction with Mr Trumans proposal for ending the auto strike but left a final backtowork decision to the unions membership A meeting to consider the presidential plea wax set for Saturday THE AVORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy this week Brine the boys home and fight inflation   

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