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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VO1 I O Hv cent cop MASON CITY IOWA MONPAY DECEMBER 17 Paper Consists of Two BecttonsScrtion NO 58 BIC 3 MINISTERS IN SERIOUS TALKS One Mans Opinion A Hadio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KCLO Mason City Snndir p m WSUL owa City WsdntnUy p B WOVAnns Fridir p m WTAB Qatar HI Friday p m KSCJ Bloui City SmturrUT p ra Not a Commentary Just a Visit TN this commentary Im going to A jump around a bitOrdinarily I confine myself pretty much to the consideration of a single sub ject but this time Im going to visit with you about a number of sub jects much as I would on a typi cal editorial page The first thing that comes to my Blind is the unsettled state of this old world of ours as we approach the start of another year Peace has come so far as World war H Is concerned Italy Germany and Japan have been vanquished But there are many and farflung evi dences that this peace has not ex tended to the heart of man DUSSIA has teen sulking in her tent As she licks her deep war wounds she looks out on the world scene and finds much to cause her concern For one thing she isnt pleased by our single handed occupation of Japan For another she doesnt like the way things seem to be shaping up against her and in favor of Britain In the Mediterranean Britain at her end of the line has much to cause her worry in the far east The outbreaks in these distant areas of her empire raise a specter in her thinkinff of that day when her traditional economy mast be cat to a new pattern Except for her world commerce built on colonial possessions she would be just another little island off the coast of distant possessions rjjaye supplied her with both raw materials anda market Shes wondering and with good reason whether this picture isnt in process of change Hunger stalks Europe In Ger manythe food shortage is almost as acute as the shortage she im posed on the nations conquered by her in the early part of the war Italy is being described as a poorhouse 18 months after United States and Britain took over Con ditions in Greece beggar descrip tion of course is just a hint of the whole picture But what Ive mentioned is sufficient to re mind us and rather forceably that winning a war and winning a peace are 2 things quite differ ent Or stated another way the winning of a war never settles anything with finality The particular question con fronting onr own country hyrea son of this worldwide unrest is whether we shall Tie concerned about violence and suffering in distant places Is it any worry of ours that the people of Italy Greece or even Germany are hungry I think it I base my answer on what I like to refer to as an intelligent selfinterest There are humanitarian reasons of course for giving food to the starving wherever they may be But the story doesnt end there In truth it only starts there npHE fact that should be upper in our thinking as we ponder the question of whether we should share our food with the world is this Communism never appears quite so plausible to anybody as to the person with out a roof over his head and with the pangs oi hunger gnawing ai his insides Stated another way the surest way to throw these distressed peoples of the world Info the lap of communistic Russia is to with hold onr surplus food in this pe riod of crisis before they are able to help themselves What we do in the months just ahead can be even more importanl than what we did in the war a long leap now to an other subject lets visit for a while about that proposal being currently discussed to improve the quality of government service local as well as national by pay ing better salaries from president down to local courthouse and city hall officials The matter Is one treated in at least a half dozen cnrrenl maga lines on the newsstands One writer for example lists white honse expenses and comes o the conclusion that the presidency is only for rich men that Presideni a rich like ly to come out bankrupt The 000 salary pins for in cldenlal expenses just isnt enough he contends President Truman himself suggested that members of both Contlnned on Pare 2 4 CLARION MEN WERE KILLED and 2 others also of Clarion were seriously injured in a headon tram crash 2 miles west of Carroll Iowa The wreckage of an engine and several box cars litter the rails AP Wirephoto K and A engr eugme ana Strike Picture At aGlance 400000 Workers Idle ByTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Total idle in nations labor disputes remains at 400 000 Major developments relinquishes control Monday night of 11 Sinclair Oil company plants 8400 CIOemployes get 18 per cent pay raise United Auto Workers hold first conference with New KaiserFrazer corporation resume talks with General to ask NLRB for the strike vote among 80000 employes of 102 woolen and worsted mills Yfc a f T Navy to Relinquish Control of 11 Sinclair Oil Plants By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i PrePared relinquish control Monday night of 11 Sin clair Oil company plants seized last Oct 5 with 42 other refineries oil properties during the CIO oil workers strike rreslaent BLF Sinclair of the company announced Sunday nbrht s dispute had heft settled employes will re hour week The new contract will contain clauses barrtnr strikes and lockouts Meanwhile in Washington a government factfinding committee s scheduled to take up the oil industrys wage dispute oil workers demand for a per cent wage increase resulted in a strike and President Tru mans orders to the navy to seize the 53 oil properties when the countrys petroleum supply was threatened Altogether 15 of the plants thus far have been ordered returned to private control Another government factfind China Policy Arouses New Peace Hopes more than half the in labor troubles across the nation The TJAWCIO was busy on other sectors of the automotive front Union representatives will meet for the first time Monday with officials of the KaiserFra zer corp newcomers in the in dustry Wagetalks meanwhile will be resumed with both Gen eral Motors and Ford Company security entered the picture where Ford and Kai serFrazer are concerned Reports persisted that Ford pleased with the unions plan to penalize wildcat strikers would make an offer in the deadlock over the UAWs 30 per cent wage rate in crease demand THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and not so cold Monday and Tuesday Lowest Monday night 510 be low Iowa Increasing cloudiness Mon daynightwithlightsnow begin ning near Missouri river Mon day night and overspreading south and central portions Tues day not quite so cold Minnesota Fair and continued cold Monday night Tuesday increas ing cloudiness and not quite so cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 12 below At 8 a m Monday 11 below YEAR AGO Maximum 29 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum JQ Minimum minus 4 At 8 a m Sunday minus 4 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 32 3 Yamashita Gets Stay of Execution Washington supreme court Monday granted a stay of execution to Japanese Gen Tomo yuki Yamashita who was sen enced to death by an American nilitary commission in Manila The tribunal acted at a confer ence after leaving the court room at the completion of its regular for the day The action was aken a few minutes after arrival f an airmailed petition from Yamashita asking review of a de cision by the Philippines supreme brt in his case Secretary of War Patterson ear lier had ordered Yamashitas exe cution stayed pending final deci sion by the supreme court on his petitions THe Philippines courl that the mihfarycpminTssTornwal illegal and that Philippine civr courtsshould take jurisdiction PROBE CHICAGO TRAIN ACCIDENT Crackup Sends 8 G Is to Hospital skepticism from Chinese commu nists Awaiting the arrival of Gen George C Marshall as they gath ered here to talk of peace both factions looked to the new U S ambassador to China to imple ment the presidents hopes that Chinas difficulties can be solved without recourse to fullblown civil war As Gen Chou EnLai deputy communist leader arrived with 4 other delegates to the meetings scheduled to begin about Christ mas communist sources said they welcomed the whole spirit of the Truman statement Government spokesmen lauded President Trumans declaration as paralleling their own policy and approved his assurance that rea sonable assistance would be given Chiang KaiShek The declaration that such sup port would not Include military intervention in China elicited a polite we hope this is so from the communists In communistencircled Peiping Generalissimo and Madame Chiang reviewed the 5th marine regiment in a parade near the legation quarter A government dispatch reported ChineseRussian agreement for Chinas resumption of control in Manchuria and satisfactory re sults at a meeting on ways ol taking over defenses in that prov Fire Kills 4 Pinole Cal smal children burned to death hert Sunday night in a v fire which razed a chicken house that hac been converted into apartments BUY SEALS Chicago investigation was underway Monday to deter mine the cause of a troop train ac cident on Chicagos northwes side Sunday night that hospital ized 8 soldiers and slightly injured 22 others Two diesel locomotives opera ting as a unit crashed into thi rear of a Chicago and North West ern railroad troop train which had slowed down for a signal railroad spokesman said None o the 11 cars ol the troop train en route from Camp Stoneman Cal to Fort Sheridan 111 was derailed No lowans or Nebraskans wer reported injured ENGINEER DIES IN RAIL CRASH Red Wing Minn engi neer was killed and 5 other train men were injured when 3 locomo tives were involved in a collisior on the Chicago Milwaukee SI Paul and Pacific railroad her Monday Coroner Russell Edstrom sail he was told one train hauled by I locomotives started to pull ou onto the line and collide with another train Both train were westbound H M Anderson Minneapolis engineer of the first engine of th double header was killed Two lo comotives and a half dozen freigh cars were tipped over Mason Cityans Land In New York First Lt Anastasia Nelson i scheduled to land in New Yor Monday on the Tomas Barry an Pfc Alvin Gerdes was reported tc have landed there Saturday o the Robert T Paine an AP dis patch received here stated THEIR BIG DAT Boston K Me Kenzies 3 children aU were bor on Sept in 1937 Jere my in 1941 and Jamison in 1945 THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy your this week Bring the boys horn and fight inflation 6 PERSONS WERE KILLED and more than 60 were Injured when 2 crack passenger trains crashed near Kollock S Car Sunday The engine of Meteor is shown shortly after it ploughed Into the north bound Sun Queen AP Wirephoto KAengr 10INJUREDIN IOWA RAIL WRECK Rocky Mountain Rocket Derailed Near Iowa City Iowa City JP Ten persons were hospitalized here Monday after the Rocky Mountain Rocket was wrecked 13 miles west of Iowa City Seven cars of the speeding train were derailed and a dining car and coach plunged down a 20foot embankment and rolled on their cars and the car3trtnipTearofthe eastbound Kocfc Island train re mained on the right of way and trounced alone the ties for about two city blocks before slopping Most seriously among the in jured all of whom were brought to Mercy hospital was Carrie W Stufft of Johnstown Pa The ex of her injuries were not nown One of the 10 injured was re released from the hospital after treatment Many others on the train were shaken up and bruised The speed of the Rocket at the time of the derailment was indi cated by the driving units and four cars one partly derailed which hurtled down the track nearly threequarters of a mile from the point of the first derailment The accident occurred only a short distance from the spot where 5 cars of another Rock Island pas senger train Thursday were derailed last B R Dew Hock Island superin tendent said at Des Moines he did not know the cause of the de railment An engine and coaches went from Iowa City Monday morning pas they to transport the Rockets sengers here from where will continue east THE WORLDS BEST BUV Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fieht inflation 6 Are Dead in Crackup of 2 Trains Kollock S Car death loll in the wreck of two of the Seaboard air lines luxury trains packed with many holiday trav elers and homeward bound sol diers was revised downward Monday The division headquarters of the railroad at Norfolk Va said a recheck disclosed that only 6 per sons lost their lives when the Floridabound Silver Meteor streaking through the moraine mislsplorifhtxi into the north bound Sun Queen near here early Previously the SAL had re ported 7 killed but a dupli cation was discovered in the names of a serviceman One sol dier and 2 navy men were killed the railroad said but authorities are withholding their names pend ing notification of kin More than 60 persons hos pitalized at a half dozen towns Many of them were released later however Scores of others received first aid treatment The trains were loaded to capacity and car ried about 400 passengers each The wreck occurred as the Sun Queen was pulling into a siding All the cars had not cleared the main track as the Silver Meteor sped out of the frigid darkness slicing the northbound train in two The dining car and 4 coaches of the Sun Queen were scrambled as were the locomotive icoach and 4 sleepers of the Florida bound train Retired Princeton Professor Succumbs Princeton N J Ed win W Kemmerer 70 retiree Walker professor of International Finance at Princeton died Sunday at Princeton hospital ClearLake Girl Is Returned to Home Missing for 1 Week Mardeila Shideler Found Working in Cafe at Algona Clear Shideler Iff was back home Monday after a week of fruitless searching by highway patrolmen and the sher iffs offices of several North Iowa counties The girl was brought home Sunday evening by Mrs Helen Smead Britt formerly of Clear Lake twho recognized the girl working in an Algona cafe as a former schoolmate of her own daughters When questioned by Mrs Smead the girl at first refused to admit her identity but when the former Clear Lake woman insisted that she knew her Mardella finally consented to be taken home She admitted that she had been ques tioned by peace officers at Algona but had iriven them a false name changed her hair dress and other wise disguised herself The pretty high school senior said that she left the cafe where she was employed in Clear Lake in the early morning hours of Dec 10 with two friends from Wesley and Renwick The three went to Bayside and on the return trip early Sunday morning the car SHIDELER stalled and could not be starlet for several hours Fearful of censure by her par ents for being out at that hour she explained she decided to go on to Algona and seek work there Her Iriends left her there she saic and she wrote a letter to her par ents telling them where she was heer Fund Enters Its Final Week PBEVIOUSLY BEFORIED onymous Please J JODO V S C S Circle No 8A Flrsl idist Church 310 d Bill IM Catholic Daughters of America Lnlled Packing House Workers NO is e i o ke Tnivnshtp Olveso Club Bobblt and Beltie Brown Water loo ajon CUy Newcomers Club W S C S Rock Falls 5IIO Mascia Club 205 M B S Gall la Amy and Lon iVestern Bohemian Fraternal Assp No 2 500 E MV S JOO Womans Society of Christian Serv ice First Methodist Church 300 Me Alone 100 Employes of Fritchard Molor Co 1000 ATOMIC ENERGY VITAL QUESTION UP FOR DEBATE Cordial Atmosphere Marks 1st Informal Meeting at Moscow Moscow an atmosphere of cordiality enhanced by an in formal preliminary meeting Sun day night the foreign ministers of the soviet union the United States and Britain turned Monday to the serious business of bring ing their countries closer togeth er in the interests of world peace A British embassy spokesman said the foreign ministers would meet fof the 2nd time Monday afternoon and observers expected they would embark at once on dis cussion of the momentous issues which had brought them together the vital question of intemafional control of atomic energy Their fivst meeting Sunday night look place in brilliantly lighted Speridonifka palace the resplendent green stone building where the soviet union usually stages important diplomatic con ferences and lasted about 2A hours Soviet Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov as the host presided over the his first joint meeting with Sec retary of States James F Byrnes and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin since the unsuccess ful conferences oi the foreign ministers council inLondon last September U S Ambassador W Averell Harriman and British Ambassador Sir Archibald Clark Kerras well as other members of the Ameri can and British delegations were present The terse official announcement of the initial meeting gave no de tails lint an feelln and friendly cooperation was 3Iolotov was de scribed aswarmly cordial It was presumed that the con ferees limited their talk to a dis cussion of procedural perhaps touching on the hours for future conferences and what mat ters should be taken up first There was no indication when the foreign ministers would take up the question of control of atomic energy The only refer ence to the matter came Sunday night from Bevin when he told a press conference that he did not expect to deviate from the de cisions reached by British Ameri can and Canadian leaders at Washington last month The only American press rep resentative permitted to enter Speridonifka palace while the foreign ministers were there was Emil Reynolds a representative of the American News Picture Pool said the 3 statesmen were in excellent humor as they posed for pictures THE DAFS TOTAI f 6300 TOTAL TO AMOUNT VET NEEDED sr f o r t h e fact that in its 20 years there has been no failure of the Christmas Cheer Fund to go over the top those associated with the solicitation this year might be just a little concerned about this years venture This record of performance hpweyer gives us a confidence that in trie 6 remain ing giving days the goal will be reached More than 415 of the now on hand has come from or ganizations and a half dozen siz able gifts from individuals Rank and file contributions havent been quite up to par Thats where YOU come into the picture RIGHT NOW would be a good time to send YOUR do or Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa SEES 6000000 JOBLESS SOON Washington Re conversion Director Robert R Nathan estimated Monday that there will be 6000000 unemployed by next spring Although this is 2000000 less than was figured on shortly alter VJ day Nathan said in an in terview that it still is a pretty sizeable figure The big issue before the coun try he said is whether or not it is serious about achieving full employment If nothing is done to stabilize the economy at high levels and to get full employment in another 2 or 3 years then were going to have a depression that will shake the free enterprise system to its very foundation Derailed Freight Car Holds Up Rock Island Early Passenger Train A derailed freight car at Chapin held up the early morning trains of the Rock Island Lines Monday while the track was cleared The passenger train arrived in Mason City about a m Clothing Appeal Made for 18 Children After Fire Destroys Home Mitchell S Dak were made Monday for winter clothing for 18 children who lost their apparel in a fire which gutted Abbott House an interde nominational home for under privileged children here Sunday morning The children 3 to 12 years old Director and Mrs Robert Hahn and employes escaped from the building into subzero weather Some furniture was saved but much of it was damaged badly The blaze started about a m in the basement and continued smoldering until midmorning The building was partly in sured   

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