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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                                Ff NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON Ciry IOWA SATUHDAY DECEMBER 15 NO 58 4 NORTH lOWANS DIE IN ACCIDENT GlobeGazette Joins Iowa Network forAP Wirephoto The Mason City GlobeGazette joined a group 9 iowa news papers Saturday in inaugurating a new phase of The Miracle ot the Picture Press Wirephoto Shown pu this page are the first 2 pictures to be transmitted over the new Wirephoto Iowa network The pictures were rushed to the trunk network and then relayed over the state hookup Through this means subscribers of the GlobeGazette will receive ui to the minute pictures In the picture at the lelt showing Gen George C Marshall leaving for China the photo was snapped as he left from Washington D C at a m CST and by 10 a m the picture was ceived developed printed and ready for use in the GlobeGazette Wirephoto office aicwr transmission of news pictures by wireis 11 years old but the 9 Iowa papers starting the service Saturday are the first to be connected to a 2way state network on which all may both receive arid transmit photos me uay 5pictures aipng witn me news The APs work cavers the continent and the extetision of its facilities by this special state hookup marks a step forward in pictorial journalism The Iowa network links the Mason City GlobeGazette Dubuque TelegraphHerald Cedar Rapids Gazette Waterloo Courier Daven port Times Davenport Democrat Iowa City lowan Muscatine Jour nal Ottumwa Courier and the Des Moines Register and Tribune GENERAL MARSHALL LEAVES FOR Gen George O Marshall second from left shakes hands with Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Army chief of staff left as he boards a special plane at the Washington National airport Saturday for China to take up Jus new duties as U S ambassador to China Left to right are Chinese ambassador Dr Wei TaoMing and Admiral Harold R Stark AP Wirephoto K and A cut Strike Picture At a Glance 400000 Workers Idle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nations labor disputes keep idleabout 400000 Major labor developments negotiations between CIO United Auto s Workers and 2 of automotive industrys Big Three in recess until Monday President Trumans factfinding board prepares for study of dispute between union and General Motors of new labor legislation creating factfinding boards to stem strikes not expecteU until after first of recesseshearings until after Gen Marshall Leaves for China Post Washington Xs Gen George C Marshall left the capital at a m CST Saturday by plane for his new diplomatic post in of 2000 of South xvestern Greyhound Line operating in 9 states to end Sunday after TnrvrATnan n more than 5 weeks walkout in wage dispute Truman May Carry Fight for Curb on Strikes to People I Washington JP Truman may carry to the people Ms fight for a law to bar strikes while factfinding boards inves tigate labor disputes An administration source who asked not to be identified said a speech on labor is under consider ation by the president and it is quite possible that he may make it in the near future The president was represented as very much concerned over the failure of congress to complete ac tion before Christmas on his fact finding proposal The senate labor committee Friday recessed its hearing on the legislation until after the holidays This delay and the reluctance of congress to grant Mr Trumans request for the socalled full em ployment law as well as broader unemployment compensation leg islation were reported to have been the subject of considerable white house discussion The house labor committee voted Saturday to postpone hearings un til next year on the factfinding plan The house group took its action by a unanimous vote a committee aide said The postponing ac tion also provided for resumption of hearings next year on a broader basis It specified that the committee then would consider the whole labormanagement picture The senate also has decided to broaden its inquiry Key legislators declared Satur day congress will not complete ac tion until next year on a substitute for the socalled full employ ment bill This word came from senate and house members who will compose a conference committee charged with drafting the final version of legislation defining government policy in maintaining employment task fell on the conference groupafter the house late Friday passeda measure calling for a fed eral piogram of a high level of emplojtncnt production and pur chasing power The legislation would set up a 3member economic council to recommend ways to achieve its goals The council would make suggestion to thfe president who then would forward bis ideas to congreis The senate version called for a federal policy of full employ ment but specified that it must be contingent on the governments needs and obligations It also called on the president to submit an annual job budget along with bis recommendations to congress FIRE DESTROYS VETS FURNITURE Unable to Save Home in Emmetsburg Emmetsburg European war veteran recently returned from overseas lost his new fur niture Saturday when fire de stroyed his fathers home here Paul Card the veteran had purchased the furniture and storec it temporarily in the Ruben Card home The fire started in the base ment and firemen fighting the blaze in subzero weather were unable to save the house owned by Carl Klingaman The house was partially covered by insurance Highranking military anddip lomatic see him off including the Chinese ambassador Dr Wei Taoaiings and Gen Dwight D Eisenhower army chief of staff Accompanying the general to the orient was a military attache Col Henry A Byroade and a state de partment aide James K Shepley The general is expected to reach Chungking about the middle of next week Marshall carried with him to Chungking a directive on U S policy on China He tackles there a job that has stumped the unification of China The outline of this U S policy given him by President Truman Gifts Must will be released Sunday Diplomats said for publication there was no doubt Marshalls major job was to bring about harmony between the communist elements north China and the national government forces led by Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek He suceeds Maj Gen Patrick J Hurley who resigned Nov 27 with a blast at state department career diplomats whom he accused of failing to support his in Chungking 4 Past National Heads of Legion Get French Legion of Honor Award Indianapolis form er national commanders of the American Legion Saturday added the French Legion of Honor to their military souvenirs Consul General JeanJoseph Viala representing the French government awarded the medals to Milo J Warner Toledo Ohio Lynn XI Stampaugh Fargo N Dak Roane Warning Memphis Tenn and Warren H Atherton Stockton Cal Friday night The ceremony was a part of the annual 4 day session of the Legions national executive com mittee meeting here Three young World War II vet erans including Edward Burns of Fargo N Dak were chosen to accompany National Command er John Stelle to Washington next week to present the Legions uni versal military training plan to congress Hunt Sweeps London for Army AWOLs tondon army of military and civilian police early Saturday concluded an unprece dented citywide manhunt 5n an effort toi japprehend 10000 Ameri can British and Canadian army deserters and smash a record crime wave Striking suddenly at 8 p m 2 000 London policemen aided by military police of 3 nations esti mated by one newspaper at about 6000 sealed metropolitan London in a gigantic dragnet and combed the city with the precision of a military invasion The check continued until day break when police stations were jammed with hundreds of persons unable to satisfy officials as to their identity Newsmen checking the arrests reported from 500 to 800 persons had been brought in during the first 5 hours of the roundup o Day Now FBEVIOUSIy REPORTED J V35J4 Judy Scoll and Ton 100 R W O 300 Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War 200 From 3 Friends 400 Itermanson Brothers 1000 Internets Clnb flJW Sorosis Club 200 Clio Clnb 500 The Kern Groups First Baptist Church 200 HiY tjo00 f S Osaje oo Mary B City 100 and Mrs Richard J Fox Ft Crockett Tex 300 Harold and Karen Wynorny Ply mouth 100 Bob and Judy ltto Mason City Hairdressers Unit 131 500 T N T Spread Clnb 3W Mason City Lions 2700 THE DAYS TOTAL i gg7S TOTAL TO DATE J AMOUVT 3TET XEEDEDJ 6M51 ITH 7 GIVING DAYS remain ing before the 1945 Christmas Cheer Fund so licitation comes formally to an end the local order of gerier o u sh e a r t e d people are confronted with the necessity of pouring ip their gifts at the aver age rate of almost 5100 a day Will they do it Our answer to that one is They always have This is the 20th annual Christ mas Cheer Fund Not once has there been a failure to reach the assigned goal or small should be sent to N Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City la Select US as Site for UNO Capital London United States was selected Saturday as the site for the united nations organiza tions After a roll call vote of 30 to 14 with 6 abstensions in the commit tee of the preparatory commis sion Canada moved to make the decision unanimous This motion was seconded by Fhllip Noel Baker for Britain and the Nor wegian delegate NoelBaker who had fought for a site in Europe then declared his majestys government will do everything in their power to make the organization a great suc cess Selection ot the United States as the permanent home followed one of the hardestfought battles of the preparatory conference The deddingvDtecarne after delegates had voted down a mo tion to locate the site in Europe 25 to 23 Vet Solves House Problem Englewood Cal Ramsey discharged veteran with 4 battle sars which he earned in the Pacific moved his wife 4 children and furrntwe into the lobby of the city hall and the family began to make themselves at home Dismayed city sfficials pleaded with the resolute Kamsey promised help in findmir a house for the family Well all pitch in and find a place for you said Mayor N S Aielsen and other officials Ramsey agreed to move back into his 3 room rented house which had been sold with a Jan 1 vacate order Close Tavern Des IWoines vio lation of the state liquor laws the county attorneys office has filed a liquor injunction and padlock proceedings in district court against Mommies Place The tav ern was raided by deputy sheriffs in November RESCUED POETESSSAILOR Jones blond Honolulu poetess whose attempted craise to San Fran cisco alone in a 30 foot ketch ended in her rescue by a navy craft in midrPacific disembarks from the LST996 on ar rival here Her disabled boat had drifted almost 30 clays before the rescue AP Wirephoto K and A cut Bevin Arrives for Moscow Conference Moscow Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin arrived in Moscow by plane Saturday for the Big Three foreign ministers con ference as U S Secretary of State James F Byrnes made a courtesy call on Soviet Foreign CommissarW M Molotov A spokesman said the 3 men jplititmeet informally Saturday night and probablywould hold theirVfirstbusiness session Monday Bevin flew to Moscow ihrougri a blizzard which forced 3 other planes carrying members olhis party to turnblack The British for KLATT MURDER TRIAL END NEAR Final Arguments Set for Monday Fort Bodge argu ments before the jury in the sec ond degree murder trial of Carl Klatt former disciplinary officer at the Eldora state training school for boys will be heard Monday and the case was expected to go to the jury Monday or Tuesday All testimony in the trial was completed in an extended session Friday The defense rested after presenting 14 witnesses and the state followed with 4 rebuttal wit nesses io bring its total to 28 The defense offered no rebuttal wit nesses A conference of opposing attor neys with Judge PaulH McCoid was scheduled Saturday at which legal matters will be argued pri vately Four character witnesses follow ed Klatt to the stand before the defense rested its case Klatt ac cused by the state of causing the death of Honald Miller 17year old inmate by a terrific beating and forced exhausting labor spent almost a day on the stand The defendant told the court that he didnt think much about it when Miller collapsed on the school coal pile where he had been sent to work as a disciplinary measure because he had seen boys faint in the army and at the school and it wasnt like that Cold Wave Makes North Iowa Shiver If The mercury climbed 13 de grees Saturday forenoon b ut Christmas shoppers still shiverefi at 1 p m with the thermometer registering 1 degree above zero A northwest wind made itseem even colder Mason Citys 12 below tied with Pocahontas and Sheldon but Decorah had the quest i o n a b 1 e distinction o f being coldest in the state with minus 14 in the early morning And the weath erman promised no relief No marked moder ation is yet in sight feelingly that it might get as low CONTINUED GOLD In fact he suggested un Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Continued very cold Saturday night and Sunday with mostly clear skies Lowest Sat urday night 1015 below Iowa Continued very cold Satur day night and Sunday with low est temperatures Sunday morn ing about 15 below zero in north 510 below in south Mostly clear skies portion Shippers forecast Northern half on VinTn mufvorn vif i n or as 15 below at Mason City Sunday morning Fridays high was 28 at Fort Dodge with Mason Cityans basking in 24 degrees Scattered snow flurries were re ported in most of Iowa Saturday but mostly clear skies are fore cast for Sunday The highway pa trol reported roads near normal throughout the state From Wyoming and Montana eastward to Illinois and Indiana temperatures of below zero were reported by federal forecasters in Chicago Even lower readings were predicted for Sunday morning and again on Monday morning They will beg in to mo derate late Mon day or Tuesday the forecasters said Custer Mont reported the nations low mark Saturday an icy 30 below and in Big Piney Wyo the reading was 20 below ALLOT HOUSING UNITS TO IOWA Washington The national housing agency said Saturday it has allocated temporary housing secret airy s o buridled up vhen he reachedthe airportthat had to come sideways down he steps of his big 4engined Diane Byrnes who arrived here late Tiday alter his plane was lost for in hour in the storm spent the night at the residence of the Amcr ban ambassador Foreign observers here felt that everal issues already have taken definite sharje Conceding that the question of controlling atomic energy will be the main issue ob servers pointed to Iran and Japan the light of recent develop subjects which appeared likely to come up for discussion Byrnes at a press conference Jriday night gave no indication of what subjects were on the agenda jut he declared he wanted it un derstood hat this is no peace conference He said the only purpose of he meeting is lo carry out the spirit of the Yalta meet every 3 or 4 months to pre serve contacts between the gov ernments1 Thepresent confer ence he said was just explora tory Bynies said he would not re jard it as a bad sign if no formal announcement of an agree ment follows the conference I think it is a far more im portant thing he added if we make contact for an exchange of views rather than meet to make announcements I think great progress will have been made ifwe achieve a better understanding Byrnes said he was going to pro pose another meeting of the Big 3 next March although I have no assurances there will be any agreements As final preparations for the conference were made soviet cen at work handling advance ready for their busiest time in 2 years All stories written for transmission abroad no matter what their source or subject must have the censors stamp 20 below southern half 10 below Minnesota Continued very cold Saturday and Sunday north westerly winds 15 lo 20 miles an hour mostly clear skies IN MASON CITY GlobeGazettej weather statistics of 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 24 Minimum 12 below At 8 a m Saturday 10 below YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum IB cities in Iowa Under the program the cities or schools must bear all necessary expenses of trans porting and rebuilding The housing units are ownec by the agency and not now needec at their present sites They includ two types family dwelling unit FDU and stop gap Thf first are units now generally use for housing and the latter ari mostly trailers An agency official said he knev of no request from Iowa for hous I ing units that had been refused TRAIN CRACKUP KILLS CLARION MEN 2 INJURED and 37 Car Freight Collide at Curve Near Carroll members of a Great Western train crew were killed and 2 others injured all residents of Clarion in a headoh train crash 2 miles west of Carroll the wreckage of which still lit tered the tracks and caused in terruption to traffic Saturday morning Severe cold weather hampered the work and trainmen predicted there would be no traffic over the MinneapolisOmaha line before Monday One wrecker came from Council Bluffs the other from Oelwein The accident occurred late Fri day when a deadhead engine and a 37car freight train collided1 in a deep cut at a curve in the road The dead include Walter Oldham student fire man making his first run Bernard B Hill head brakeman on the freight Sidney Wolford fireman on the deadhead engine Elmer E Paul engineer on the deadhead engine Taken to a hospital at Carroll with vhat are reported as serious injuries were Ernest Sharp 39 and Walter Thomas 32 both of Clarion engineer and fireman respectively of the freight train locomotive They were reported to be recovering from cuts and bruises Oldham a soninlaw of Mr Paul was on a student trip with his uncle according to reports fromClarion He had been recent ly released from thenavy Piled iip in the cut were 9 de railed freight car including fuel tank car Other freight train crewmen who were uninjured were M Peterson conductor H F Smith brakeman and Roy Dougherty roadmaster They at were riding in the caboose The freight train at the time of the collision was travelling about 35 miles an hour Dougherty reported He said its engine landed crosswise of the tracks while the other engine remained upright in dicating that the lone engine was traveling slowly if at all Dougherty said the light engine was scheduled to wait in Carroll for the freight train to pass on the double tracks here but that it continued west ahead ot time REPORT PATTON IS IMPROVING Frankfurt Germany condition of Gen George S Pat ton Jr was described as excellent Saturday in an official bulletin which noted a slight but signifi cantimprovement in sensation during the past 24 hours lowans Oppose Bill Washington ff The high level employment bill passed Friday by the house was opposed by 7 of Iowas 8 republican repre sentatives Only Cunningham was listed as casting an affirmative vote for the measure Snyder Eyes Standards on Building Plan Washington Director John W Snyder is study ing a plan designed to assure that purchasers of new homes get their moneys worth The plan applicable lo dwell ings built under the governments new housing program has been submitted by officials working out details of a regulation which will restore building materials to a priorities system The regulation to be put into effect next week on orders from President Truman 50 per cent of all building supplies for houses or apartments costing or less a unit Thus far there has been noth ing in drafts of the regulation to make sure that builders sell homes at prices reasonably related to the cost Quality controls have been lacking This meant that a contractor after receiving government aid in obtaining materials could sell at a home actually worth only Weve got to block that sort of thing said a high government official who asked that his name nft be used If we going to flow mate rials into home construction he continued we want to make sure that veterans and others get their moneys worth of house The plan presented to Snyder by the National Housing Agency Civilian Production Administra tion and OPA provides for a check of building specifications when they apply for help in getting ma terials If it were found that the builder planned to sell the house at a price out of line with cost his applica tion for a materials priority would be denied In cases of assistance granted there also would be a later check to determine whether the housa was sold at a price reasonably close to that specified before con struction v   

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