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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL in Associated Press and United Press FuU Leased Five Oats a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 1945 This Paper Consists ot Two One NO 6t GEN PATTON SUCCUMBS 3 Fact Finding Boards Get Broad Authority Washington administration laid down specific rules and policies Friday giving the government fact finding boards broad au thority to recommend wage increases which may or may not result in price increases At the same time the boards were cautioned ihat in proposing any wage increases aiiy individual fact finding panel must satisfy itself that employers could or could not absorb the additional cost at prevailing prices In reaching its decision the panel must necessarily inquire into the issue of the employers ability to pay the fact finders were told However the policy statement pointed out ability to pay is a lim on and does not neces arily constitute a measure of he amount fair increase Shortly after the statement was issued by Secretary of Labor Jchvvellenbachj the oilwage fact inding board announced its ad ournment until Jan 7 at the re quest ot several of the oil com panies involved The recess was taken to allow he companies and the CIO Oil Yorkersunion to resume collec ive bargaining on a plantby plant basis over the 30 per cent vage increase demanded by the mion Attorneys for Socony Vacuum Standard Oil of Ohio and the Atlantic Refining com pany said they would use the ime to bargain with the union ind that in some cases the nego iations already were underway Although the Schwellenbach actfindlne rulos and policies ivere given direct to the oil board they were considered a plueprint for all federal fact Its Over the Top for Cheer Fund REPORTED tlK68S Ciiy HfEli School Students Benub IViUthtil Delivered in Person Sillie unt Bob Rockwell aiBscn City Kivanls dob llMN Deckers Local Shipping DcpC Izmirs Tenth District leira State Asso ciation of Brcistered Nurses From a Friend Mrs Willis SI Beroijs Xinda Judy Wolf Tom A Little Boy in Clear lake RW Trnnamed Friend United Service Women Unit m taiy F Ranch XaVerne n Jnslrile Club Mason CUT W T and L E I Wheelenvood Ladles Aid Iowa Shoe Brokerage Co Bonald i Craij Botitelle Kenseti Primary Depl First Canfrera tional Sunday School Thornton Womans Clab P G fc E Employes Publicity Please From Tiorne Division First Baptist Church B Z Chapter p E O Payne Plumbing and Heatinr Diana Jean Patten 7 Ears Thomas Bliss Conlej Mary Gray Seoll Circle Kinis DaarMers Gildner1 Vnr MeKbjndtse A Mistletoe Additional MJi 28J 200 T015 200 000 300 200 200 200 100 100 209 CIK 200 200 500 2300 100 200 200 1000 100 200 soo 10IHI 100 500 200 H100 200 SM 100 THE TOIAI 4159 TOTAL TO BATE OVER THE TOP BY n ELL WEVE DONE IT AGAIN Andby WE is meanl the hundreds in this community have had a part in send ing the Christ mas Cheer Fund ove the top for the 20th con secutive time since the in ception this venture in applied Christianity back in 1925 The job has been done more promptly this time than in any preceding year To each and every donor to the fund the GlobeGazette as the Eoliciting medium and Miss Doris Bruce and her associates in the Social Welfare league as adminis trators of the fund extend heart felt thanks May your Chxistma be just a little happier in the knowledge that youve brough happiness to somebody else In this over the top lis above several contributions meru special mention One of them is the S7327 from high school stu dents collected in the variou homerooms Another is the store is in again with a fine of most useful merchandise will bi appreciatively used to extend the joy of Christmas into the year ahead For example theres one little girl in need o that will ik on life would invite the atti lated givers to o On the basis they would ap ly to the presidentiallyappointed boards in the General Motors ilnke and steel wage disputes Official interpretations of the exact scope of the fact finding luthority were not immediately ivailable However the panels were given specific permission recommend either wage in creases which employers could absorb without increasing prices or when necessary increases which might result in price ad vances Further the fact finders will be allowed to suggest a broadening of wageprice stabilization stand ards now in force so as to extend possible price relief in specific cases On the subject of introduction of company books which Presi dent Truman said Thursday would be necessary in determin ing ability to pay wage increases a factfinding panel is free tc draw such inferences as it may choose to draw from the employ ers failure to produce evidence on this issue It may if it wishes take the unions evidence and such evi dence as the panel itself wishes to secure or it may rely on the failure of the company to con test this as an establish ment of the fact of ability to pay the policy said Mother 5 Children Are Burned to Death Winnipeg mother and her 5 children were burned to death and 3 other persons were injured when fire destroyed the interior of a 2story house in cen tral Winnipeg early Friday THE WORLDS BEST BUT Victory loan Bonds Buy yours this week Brine the boys horn and tight inflation thinking particularly of thosi Salvation Army kettles in down town Mason City Have you done your bit there You should Gifts to Christmas Cheer re ceived between now and Mondaj noon will of course be listed The address is still Christmas Cheer Fnnfl Mason City Iowa AutoTruck Crash Injuries Are Fatal Heidelberg Germany George S Patton Jr who led the victorious U S 3rd army from the beaches of Normandy into Czechoslovakia died at p m a m Central Standard Time Friday a days after his neck was broken in a traffic accident The generals stout old fighting heart weakened during the day from effects of pulmonary complications which had his apparent recovery from the broken neck and jartial paralysis Mrs Patton was with him The announcement of the gen erals death was made by Brig Gen John M Willcn ol the U S 7th army The general last Nov 11 He was commander ot the U Soviet Split Report Spiked byMacArtfrui Tokyo MaeArthur Friday denied a broadcast report that his headquarters had become embroiled in arguments with the Russians over assignment of soviet occupation troops to Japan and that MaeArthur had threatened to resign I am here to serve and not to hinder or obstruct American gov ernment the supreme command er of the allied powers said in a statement issued by his press re lations office It is my full purpose to see the thing through The question of Russian participation in the oc cupation is a matter for other de cision than my own The statement said that the broadcast report purported to have been made by Larry Tighe of the American Broadcasting Cor poration has absolutely ao basis in fact It concluded IE Tighe made the statement he is alleged to have broadcast from Tokyo someone must have been feeding him a funny type of hooch being peddled around To kyo on the black market Taking to the air after issuance of the statement Tighe said I re affirm the story which I previous ly broadcast that the express de sire of the commander of this area Is that the Russian troops not be allowed o take over the Japa nese Island of Hokkaido Tighes reply monitored In San Francisco by ABC added the supreme com manders claim that if I made such statements I must have been full of Tokyos black market hooch is inaccurate in the first place this is more hardly fitting in a discussion of a subject that concerns the very life of the united nations organiza tion Tighe said he received his information from a reliable and honest source and I still consider it both reliable and Strike Picture At a Glance 431000 Workers Idle By ONITED PRESS A total 431000 U S workers were away from their jobs in labor disputes Friday according to a United Press survey The major highlights CIO Auto Workers1 nationwide strike against neral Motors enterpH He mnntv tu resume collective uciiicuius iur a 30 per cent wage increase labor officials still awaited assurances from union and Greyhound bus officials that they would resume operations and allow a factfinding board to study the wage issue which has curtailed service in 18 northeastern states panel hearing the facts in the dispute between the CIO oil workers union and 10 major refining companies was expected ti reconvene npvf Tuoot reconvene next week Electric worke went ahead yorkcrs remained away from their i Qr industrywide OLD BLOOD AND GUTS George S Patton Jr leader of the mighty 3rd Army that won fame in Prance and Germany succumbed Friday to injuries re ceived in an autoArmy truck collision at Mannheim Ger many where the general commander of the U S loth ghost Army was visiting Attop left above the famous general is shown shortly after his West Point graduation at FortSheridanrlftr asl signed to the 15th U S Cavalry He traded in his horse for a tank in World War II lower left and won glory in his armored divisions march across France during which time he never failed to cprry his pearlhandled revolver top right that won liim the pistolpackin nickname Returning to the U S after VE day he was accorded a hero s welcome by his wife lower right and President Tru man center Mrs Patton aboard an Army plane flew to Germany to be at her husbands bedside Iowa Penitentiary Escapee Quits Truck at Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids state prison truck in which Donald Lam mey 31 escaped from a guard at Burlington was found abandoned shortly before 7 oclock Thursday night at a residential intersection here by Cedar Rapids police it was revealed Friday A 1940 Mercury coach bcloncinij to Earl Hasly living less than time ere lruck was found was stolen about the same Highway patrolmen were notified immediately A trucker whose identity was not learned reported that a speeding Mercury car passed him about 20 miles of Cedar Rapids between 7 and 8 Pm Police were holding the prison truck here Meanwhile the search continued Friday for Lammey a lifer at the state penitentiary who escaped in a prison pickup truck through a ruse at Thurs day Lammey who was serving for a 1935 Des Moines murder fled from Harlan Howell a prison fuard in the truck which bore Iowa official license No 567 He had gone to Burlington with Howell on a routine trip to pick up supplies from a wholesale house as WardenPercy Lainson said he had been doing lor about a year He disappeared with the truck after being given permis sion to go to the toilet Lammey pleaded guilty to and was sentenced Sept 19 1935 on a charge first degree murder in connection with the shotgun slaying of John LeClair 20 an employe in a garage where Lam mey also had worked LeClairs body was found in a weed filled lot in Des Moines July 30 1935 his skull shattered and his neck broken The itien al legedly had had an argument over possession of LeClairs car District Jndgre Russell Jordan in passing sentence called H a cold blooded unnecessary mur der perpetrated without even the justification of hot blood which sometimes exists In his confession Lammey said he had ordered LeClair out of the car after LeClair had refused to take him where he wanted to go Lammey said he planned to tie LeClair up but shot when Le Clair made a move He said he thought thekid was going to overpower me LeClairs automobile was lo cated at Iowa Falls 2 days after the slaying Lammey eluded po Ifte for 43 days and was arrested at LibertyMo Lammey was sent to the Eldora bciii to me Tjiaora lt iicart tne prscuce r state training school for boys cause respiratory disease Tire Ration Lifted But Supply Short Washington rationing nds Jan 1 after 4 long years of bin threads but it will be months before pentup demand is net in full The decision of OPA and ci Tiian production administration 0 lift controls is based on their considered opinion that there 10 longer is any danger of a trans lortation breakdown Both agencies emphasized how ever that despite a big increase n tire production all motorists vill not be able to walk in and uy new casings for some time A plentiful supply ot tires is not in sight for several months perhaps all of 1B4G said CPA Administrator John D Small OPA Chief Chester Bowles cau ioned that many motorists will have to wait for tires He urged dealers not to sell complete sets to those who can get along with 1 or 2 tires during the nest sev eral months Termination of tire rationing DONALD LAMMEY AP Wtrepholo when he was about 10 years olc after the thelt of a bicycle ant was returned there at 14 In 193 he was sentenced to the state re formatory at Anamosa for auto mobile theft He was described as 5 feet I inches tall with brown eyes am black hair and medium complex ion He was dressed in gray prison clothing Warns Against Old Custom of Mistletoe Kissing Buffalo N Y The time honored custom of kissing unde the mistletoe does not have th sanction of Health Commissionc Francis E Fronczak Dr Fronczak warned Thursda that in addition to the strain oi the heart the practice may als Program for HousingSet for Jan 15 Washington govern ments program to spur home con struction will 15 John D Friday o into effect Jan Small announced New Years day will Icvve only sugar on a ration list that once included meats canned foods gasoline automobiles shoes fuel oil coffee and several other com modities No early end to sugar rationing is in sight All tire stocks were frozen the day after Pearl Harbor and ra tioning began Jan 5 1D42 the first of the wartime controls on consumer purchases to go into ef fect In announcing Thursday that tire output now warrants an end of the rationingprogram Bowles said production currently is at the rate of about 4000000 casings a month and that approximately 11000000 will be made this quar ter This means 1945 production will total about 28000000 passenger tires an increase 64 per cent over 1944 output Production next year is forecast at 66000000 pas senger tires or 13000000 more thnn ever were made before in this country in one year The chief of the civilian pro duction administration ordered that dwellings costing or less be offered first to veterans and old a news conference that the lop rent on these dwellings will be a month Small estimated that at least 400000 homes will be built under the program in 1946 We expect he added that a substantial number of these will sell at considerably less than 510000 This means Small said that a great many of the new dwellings will rent for under S80 a month The CPA cluef outlined a new regulation restoring 10 kinds ot critically scarce building mater ials to a priority system and an nounced that the federal housing administration will handle appli cations for these through its 52 field offices Beginning Jan 15 home build ers who qualify wll beassigned a socalled II H rating for these materials Ratings will be awarded either to individual veterans who wish to build for themselves or to builders desiring to erect one or more buildings Housing already underway may be brought within the program Small said if it meets the price limil is offered first to veterans and meets other stand ards outlined in the regulation All applicants for priorities assistance in obtaining materials must agree to make the housing available to veterans during the period of construction and tor 30 days thereafter At the conclusion of that period it may be sold or rented to a non veteran at the same sale price or rental applicable to veterans Building materials covered by the new regulation are Common and face brick clay sewer pipe structural tile gyp sum board gypsum lath cast iron soil pipe and fittings cast iron radiation equipment bath tubs lumber and millwork Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Friday night and Saturday with occasional light snow no decided change in temperature lowest Friday night 510 below Iowa Cloudy Friday night and Saturday snow Friday night and occasional light snow Sat urday little change in tempera tures Shippers forecast Korthwest 10 below southwest and northeast 5 below southeast zero Minnesota Cloudy with occas ional snow Friday night partly cloudy Saturday with occasional light snow extreme south por tion continued cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis S lath army at the time of his death He had served briefly as acting commander of all Ameri can forces in the European the ater a few days before his auto mobile and an army truck col lided near Mannheim on Sunday Dec 0 Patton himself when his con dition was critical after the motor car accident described it as a hell of a way to die Heidelberg an old university town was one of the thousands of places which the 3rd army cap tured in his rough ride over Ger many By on ironic twist Patton had one unscratched through all his campaigns of the war The peace time accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down Gen Joseph T JTcNarney U S commander in the European the ater commented that it was his painful duty to announce the death a great fighter and a great man The official announcement said Patton died at Friday night it was announced by Brig Gen John MvWillen chief stars of the seventh army The general died peacefully The expert at armored warfare who eompaiffned brilliantly in Africa Sicily France Belgium Germany Austria and Czecho slovakia in allied drives that stag gered Germany to her knees last spring bad been making an amaz iff recovery until Thursday It was then that the respiratory condition developed By morning Friday doctors were gravely wor ried about the deterioration in his condition As Pattons life ebbed away his heart became affected Shortly before his death Maj Gen A W Kenner chief of army surgeons in Europe European headquarters in Frankfurt for Pat tons bedside Only 10 minutes before the gen eral died the 180th station hos pital issued this bulletin on his condition General Patlous condition is considered serious There has been a pulmonary complication which has resulted in an accumulation of secretions in the lungs thus embarrassing respiration Paraly sis of one side of the diaphragm in the intercostal resulting from the spinal cord injury has made it dif ficult to cet rid of these secretions by cupping As a result of the pulmonary congestion the heart hns become embarrassed however the pulse is strong and the tem perature only slightly above nor mal The chief medical consultant for the theater has been in at tendance The outlook for production of for 24 iour ending at truck and bus tires was described I 8 oclock Friday morning as even brighter than for pas Maximum Minimum senger tires Tire rationinj certificates in At 8 a m Friday he of motorists will con tinue to be honored by dealers through Dec 31 but no new cer tificates will be issued after Fri day except in emergency cases CPA announced that in order to increase the number of tires available in the immediate fu ture several nonrationing re strictions will remain in effect New cars still will come from the factory without a spare tire and white sidewall tires will con tinue to be banned because this is an added manufacturing job Tire export restrictions will be maintained too 27 Minus 8 THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bringthe boys home and fight inflation House Adjourns for Christmas Recess Washington house ot representatives adjourned at p m CST Friday for a Christ mas recess The senate still had to act on ad journment The house will reconvene with the senate on Jnn 14 lor the 2nd session of the 7Dlh congress In a brief speech to the score of house members who remained until the end Speaker Sam Ray burn reviewed accomplishments of the year and said We have a right to be proud of ourselves Only Drawing Left of Mans Shirt Bozeman Mont only thing in the bare show window of a Bozeman clothing store Friday was a drawing of a mans shirt with this sign This is what they looked like when we had them Lifer Dies Anamosa Chester Ives 44 serving a life term for the murder Jan 10 1931 George Cordaro DCS Moines grocer died Thursday in the tuberculosis ward ot the Anamosa reform atory Ives had been in ill healtlj several years
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