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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Hjsroay A no ABCKIVEP Associated Press and United Press Full Leased THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy DAW SAYS PAY OFFER BY FORD IS TOO SMALL Ford Motor Submitted 124 Per Cent Wage Rate Rise to Workers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The CIO United Auto Workers union said Thursday it had re jected the Ford Motor companys offer of a 124 per cent wage rate increase on the ground it was in adequate to offset higher living costs The union in formally reject ing the offer listed 4 major con tentions They were 1 That the raise would not be a blanket increase and that a great many workers might re ceive little or nothing 2 That instead of standing to lose 535000000 on the basis of no raise boosts the company will have one of its most profitable years because for the first time in many years the company is as sured of capacity operation and a market for all it can possibly produce 3 That the companys condition the wage boost be withheld until production reaches 80000 units monthly would delay an increase for an indefinite period 4 That the companys proposal for company security woujd free the company from accepting any responsibility itself for pro voking wildcat strikes On the company security issue the unions original plan would have made the company and its supervisors liable for fines if shown to have provoked work stoppages President Trumans first fact finding boards studying wage dis putes in the oil and automobile in dustries faced crucial tests Thurs day as they prepared decisions on the question involving considera tion of profits and prices in recom mending a possible pay increase The panelin the General Mo tors ease planned its first public hearings Thursday hut Chairman Lloyd K Garrison said after Wed nesdays preliminary meeting with the company and the ClOUnlted AnfoWorkers nnlon that it would recess until Saturday to rule on whether to accept testimony on profits and possible price bobslF He said General Motors had re fused to show its books to answer the unions claim that it could ab sorb a 30 per cent wage hike Gar rison also said that GM said prices are a matter to be discussed with the office of price administration and are of no concern to the union or the factfinding board Meanwhile the panel studying the oil wage dispute was in recess until Friday when it will make its ruling on the question after which it will hear arguments from both sides Secretary of Labor SchweHen liach moved to end the 50 day old strike of some 4000 AFL employes of Greyhound Bus Lines in 18 eastern states He offered to ap point a 3rd factfinding board provided the strikers members of Hie AFL amalgamated street rail way and motor coach employes return to their jobs His offer was not accepted im mediately by either the union or the strikebound Pennsylvania and Central Greyhound companies pending further study of the labor secretarys proposal The com panies were asked to reinstate the strikers without penalties and to make any wage increases finally granted retroactive to Nov 1 when the walkout started MASON CITV IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 1315 Occup CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTERMrs Annie Irene Mansfeldt center being led from courtroom in San Fran cisco Wednesday night shortly after a jury convicted her manslaughter AP Wirephoto K A engr MANSLAUGHTER FOR MANSFELDT Jury to Determine Sanity of Widow San Francisco Socialite Annie Irere Mansfeldt charged with the slaying of Nurse Vada Martin supposed love rival was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday night by a superior court just which deliberated 4 hours and 38 minutes Next Wednesday the same jury of C men and 6 women will again convene to determine if the 45 year old San Francisco matron was Sane when she shot the 3G year old Baltimore nurse last Oct 4 Mrs Mansfeldt widow of wealthy Dr John H Mansfeldt who committed suicide a few hours after the tragedy pleaded innocent and innocent by reason of insanity Under California law she now must stand trial on the 2nd half of the plea If found sane she automatical ly will be sentenced to one to 10 years on the manslaughter con viction If found insane she will be committed to an institution REPORPATtON SLIGHTLY WORSE Heidelberg Germany George S Patton Jr took a slight turn for the worse Thurs day when he contracted a respira tory infection which was reported delaying his recovery from pa ralysis and a broken neck suffered in an automobile accident The midday medical bulletin had reported an uncomfortable night The latest official bulletin at 6 p m said His general condition is not satisfactory due to excessive bronchial secretions which em barrass respirations and make feeding difficult Army information at the hos pital said however there is no cause for alarm and there was no immediate indication that the general might be contracting pneumonia lowans Vole Yes Washington fP Republican senators Hickenlooper and Wilson of Iowa voted with the majority Wednesday when the senate ap proved by a margin of 31 to 30 a 5 months rather than a full years extension of the Second War Pow ers act Strike Picture At a Glance Idle Cut to 436000 By UNITED PRESS i the automotive industry ended Thursday downs toIsGiobcT worke by strikes and shut autpmotve industry TRANSFORTATJONSecretary of Labor Lewis B Sehwellen DADSEXEMPTED FROM DRAFT REDUCE POINTS Quiet Speculation on Induction of 18 Year Old Boys Only Soon Washington fathers are out from under the draft lay but selective service quieted speculation that this might lead soon to inducting 18 year olds only The end to the drafting of fathers coincided with a new reduction in army and navy point stores But a high official of selective service said veterans are not re in sufficient numbers to larrow the draft any further This means said this official who asked anonymity that tem porarily at least single men 18 through 25 must fill replacement leeds of the army and navy As has been the case since the aid of the war however the great majority of those dratted will be youths becoming 18 Out of a total of about 35000 men inducted in November selec tive service reported only an esti mated 6 to 9 thousand were over 18 Fewer than 900 of the 35000 were fathers In haltingthe father draft Wed nesday selective service also ruled that men with 3 or more children win not he permitted to enlist These fathers are not accept able to the armed forces local draft boards were notified but men with 1 or 2 children may volunteer Sailor Shows Spirit Out of Small Pay TBEVIOUSLY REPOKTED Pelon S qe First Methodist Youlh Fellowship Trinity L D R The Boycc Family From Betty Feitelly Frank Frahm Home Room 300 Honroe Juni Associated 3faster Barbers Loca c W Railway Office Eni Circle 10 Bipifet ciVrc Rockwell Indies Cemetery So clctj Sladison r T A West lljveo Sevlas GlobsGazelle Press Room Em nloyrs TTanson Twins Northwood Miss Leta Reynolds D A Auxiliary Organize MlslletcTe Gail ana Barban WaTanTe Clnb D A R Gill 100 oo noo 200 lOO 100 Soo KOO 500 ZiO 200 200 500 Lfr S04 Stti 100 00 1M 100 200 rioo 100 301 300 A Friend Thompson Iris and Duane llanlontown Jasffn Chapman Veleda study Club In Memory if Donald bale and llarley L Marine Sfl and Army lit Trinity Lntherjn B and o cir cle Birthday 18h Phil atij Sam llanlontown Inopnician Clob TUE BAYS TOTAL i TOTAL TO DATE JIWU6S AMOUXT YET JiEEDED HE FIRST GIFT LISTED above came in an en lT velope bearing only this re turn address Pelon S Co 5 Section 2 Bks 524 N A P L NIC B a i n b r i dge Md We sume he is a Mason City boy but further than that we have no idea about his identity With the dollar bill was this note Heres a small gift for your Christmas Cheer Fund which one of the swellest projects Ive heard of I only wish I could giv navy pay is amazingly low when you start counting it the day after pay day Yes navy pay is low But this lad still found a way to do his bit for the Christmas Cheer Fund Maybe theres an idea in this example for others who havent as yet acted The address for all gifts large or small is Mason City Iowa This Paper ConslsU ol Two SecUon One NO 62 Reveal Nazis Made Poison Bullet Tests Nuernberg elite guard bb surgeons fired poisoned bul ets into concentration camp pris oners and carefully recorded the symptoms accompanying slow leath for the victims according o German documents disclosed Thursday at the war crimes trial if a score of Hitlers highest lead Details of the notorious activities F the ilackshirted elite guard unfolded before the inter national military tribunal by American prosecutors to support their charges that the SS and 5 ither once powerful iiazi organi lations should be convicted as Timinal groups The poisoned bullet experiments in the deaths of 3 out of prisoners selected so records disclosed The prosecution also recounted e experiments previously re ported at the Dachau war crimes trial m which women prisoners the ban on drafting of fathers applies onljr to men uu der 26 Older men have not been drafted since Japan surrendered The new ban it was understood came as the direct result of pro tests in congress that there no longer is any need to draft fathers Those with 3 or more children have not been called since Nov 5 The monthly call has been fixed at 51000 since the end of the war but actual inductions have totaled only about 35000 a montli Selective service gave 2 princi pal reasons for this 1 High school students turning 18 are being permitted to gradu ate before being called 2 Youths 17 and 18 may now enlist In the nrmy Selective service isnt concerned at present about calls not being met because there still arc several million men in the armed forces But they are being demobilized fast an official of the agency said and in a few months the full replacement quota will be needed He said that by that time more veterans may be in a mood to re enlist The army and navy both re duced their discharge point scores Wednesday making another 837 000 men and women eligible for release Effective Dec 31 the army cut the enlisted mens score from to 50 and the officers from 73 to 70 The announcement said this m would qualify 600000 to leave the service EffecUve Jan 1 the navy re duced scores to 36 for enlisted men 43 for officers 23 for en 27331 listed WAVES and 29 for WAVE officers a 1point drop all around The department said 237000 would benefit THE WORLDS BEST BUY Tictory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation Weather Report FORECAST aiason City Partly cloudy and rather cold Thursday night and Friday Lowest Thursday night 510 below Iowa Mostly cloudy with occa sional light snow and continued cold Thursday night and Fri day Minnesota Partly cloudy and cold Thursday night and Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 14 Minimum At 8 a m Thursday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Jlinimum 20 Christmas Carols Nuernberg Goer ing and the other 20 nazi defend ants In the war crimes trials will be invited to sing carols on Christ mas day There will be no special Christmas dinner no giftboxes and no Concessions for the accused nazis however were used to rewarm frozen men with the heatof their naked bodies The scientists eventually report ed that the experiments conducted for the air force and navy dis closed that the practice of re warming with womens bodies was inferior to rapid rewarming by artificial means Human beings used In the dead ly experiments by the SS should be selected from the mentally sick according to an order of Heinrich Himmler chief of the SS and gestapo read to the conrt Bedridden prisoners are to be drafted for desirable ivork which they can perform in bed Himm ler decreed By Uimmlers command women prisoners were used to beat other womens camp inmates and similar policy was followed in mens camps SS men according to another Cruiser Augusta in Portsmouth Dockyard a Quits f Japan ill BOARD OF F Hopkins democrat formerly city manager in Mason City will become chairman of the stale board of control under a ruling made by the attorney generals office The office ruled Wednesday that Hopkins must take over the chairmanship un der state law which provides that the board member whose term next expires must be chairman David K McCrecry of Albuniette who resigned last week because of his health was chairman Hopkins term ends July I 1949 The term of E W Carlscn Elkader the other board member expires July I 1851 BIG 3 MINISTERS MUM ON MEETING Moscow foreign mini sters of Soviet Russia Great B rnhit ed States were reported making steady progress as they went into the 5th day of their conference Thursday but there were indi cations they did not expect to finish by Christmas The first intimation that the meeting micht eo over into next week and possibly continue after Christmas was a disclosure by informed quarters that U S Sec retary of State James F Byrnes Planned to attend the annual Christmas Eve dinner the American colony Monday So far there has been no offi TWTT i anmner ao lar there has been no ofti mgnways VyrrC to cial estimate as to how long the snowstorm ac sire or other conference would last but ob wmds of eaic force wise at every opportunity servers pointed out that the eastern seaboar servers pointed out that the ministers had before them a mul tiplicity of problems some of which were extremely compli cated and that disposition of these issues would naturally re quire time Porlsmouth England U S Cruiser Augusta arrived at THE WORLDS WEST RITV Portsmouth early Thursday and Victory yours will be taken jnto the dockyard this week Bring Ihe boys home lor repairs jjsit jnflatjoni GIs Overseas to Get Turkey Honolulu TT r 72 Dead as j Storm Hits East States By UNITED PRESS Scores eastern communities were snowbound Thursday as winter gripped most of the nation At least 72 persons were known dead Suffering threatened to become acute as the eastern seaboard fought a swirling blizzard with wornout snow plows and under manned crews The northeast quarter of the na tion was blanketed in snow from the Atlantic coast to the wheat fields of Kansas and from the Can adian border as far south as Vir ginia Thermometers clung near zero in the midwest At least 2 men in the New York City area dropped dead as they struggled through the knee deep snow The snow there was ex pected to end before noon after falling steadily for more than 24 hours Fresh snowfall wiped out ef forts to dig out the Buffalo N Y railroad yards where a shipping bottleneck threatened to stop ship ments of fuel and food to populous coastal areas A state of emer gency had been declared in Buf falo and an embargo placed on all incoming rail shipments Planes were grounded in most areas cast of Chicago Trains were running late Roads were clogged as far south as the Carolhias Long distance telephone calls from New York to Florida and Oregon were delayed as much as 2 to 4 hours by the storm The storms delayed troop ar rivals on both coasts Ships were halted outside San Francisco har bor because of the jam of troops waiting for rail transportation tied upeast of the Rocky Mountains Transports were unable to enter New York harbor because of the blinding blizzard Near Osceola Ark 3 hunting companions forced weary youth ful William Chiles at gunpoint to keep walking to keep from freez ing to death when he fell into the Mississippi river while they were lost in the fog shrouded marshes Hardest hit were the heavily populated eastern coastal states where transportation was snarled communications crippled and some small communities isolated behind ariftpiled highways The snowstorm accompanied by converged on rd Wednesday from the midwest and the Great Smoky mountains North Car olina Telephone communications were crippled in New York City Bos ton Washington Philadelphia Washington and Boston schools shut down as the aerial whirlpool lashed the coast Five hundred emergency plow ing units were fighting snow drifts on Massachusetts main highways and the New York City sanitation department rolled out all its 1500 snowplows At sea the snow sleet and win cake mince pies and where available ice cream Christmas ivasiinisioii no use i i Passed Thursday and sent to the CLAIM DISPUTE OVER SHARE OF HOME ISLANDS Correspondent Says MacArthur to Quit If Not Left Alone San Francisco Broadcasting Company Corres pondent Larry Tighe reported Thursday from Tokyo that Gen eral MacArthur and the Russians had disagreed over which of the Japanese home islands soviet forces would occupy and that as a result Russians will not par ticipate in the occupation at alL Furthermore Tighc said Mac Arthur reportedly told the U S state department Wednesday that if he were not let alone and if Russia were allowed any further participation in occupation affairs he would resign First the Russians wanted to bring an army over here the cor respondent asserted MacArthur said no He would permit them to bring one division But they in sisted that they be allowed to oc cupy Hokkaido northernmost of the main islands MacArthur again said no with the implication that if the Russians ever got into Hok kaido theyd never be dislodged MacArthur offered instead to let the Russians into southern most Kyushu which would put American troops between the Russian homeland and the oc cupying force Then the Russians said no MacArthurs answer to that amounted to all right dont send an occupation force we dont need In it anyway1 Washington the state de partment said if had never heard of the disagreement described by Tighc and that the reported pro test from Gen MacArthur to the state department had not been re ceived Government officials who asked to remain anonymous expressed surprise at Tighes report and said that Russia never had shown any interest in sending occupation forces to the Japanese home is lands When the occupation of Japan began they told reporters Russia expressed the view that American forces should handle the job alone They added that about 3 weeks ago the U S had invited Russia to send occupation troops to Japan and that to date had re ceived no soviet reply The invitation was extended the officials saitl because a simi lar bid was being sent to Aus tralia in recognition of its efforts in the Pacific war House Votes Final Action nSSengCrS attempt to extricate a from a snow bank Hrmntcnvn Buffalo N Y where a blizzard deposited 40 inches of snow AP white house war powers legisla tion continuing rationing and pri ority allocation authority until July 1 1946 Final action came in agreement by a voice vote to minor senate asked changes regarding immigra tion restrictions The legislation also makes var ricd changes in several portions of the existing second war powers act These include a section direct in the treasury to resume use of nickle in making 5 cent pieces and another section authorizing continued overloading of ships un til troops overseas are returned The administration had been seeking a 1 year extension of various authorities covered in the second war powers act but the house cut the extension to 6 months and the senate concurred in this reduction Wednesday by a vote of 31 to 30 The extended war powers au thorize treasury sale of up to of securities to the federal reserve system without going into the open market dis posal of property seized for war purposes waiver of navigation and inspection laws to speed movement oC troops and exemp tion of volunteer employes such as ration board members from the Hatch act banning political ac tivity by federal workers Get 200 Trailers DCS Moincs John Mac Vicar of Des Moines has been informed that 200 trailers have been alloted to Des Moines by the national housing administration to help relieve the housing shortage for veterans   

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