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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Or AMO ARCHIVES Associated Piess and United Press Full Leased Wi Five Cents a Copy ILRB RUNS OUT OF FUNDS FOR STRIKE BALLOT Labor Unions Left Stranded on Requests for Votes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The national labor relations board which since July 1943 has spent about a million dollars con ducting strike votes was without funds Saturday 1o carry on further balloting and some 600 labor union requests for votes were left stranded The disclosure that the XLRB had discontinued conducting strike ballots came soon after President Truman signed a deficiency appro jpriation bill which provided no funds for he activity The NLKB an official said is the only agency empowered to supervise strike bal lots One of the newest petitions filed with the board was by the AFL and construction trades council in New York City for a strike vote among 200000 New York building trades workers The proposed ballot the council said was in protest against a de cision of the federal department of labors wage adjustment board which failed to give the workers a straight 15 per cent wage increase that the union and employers had agreed was warranted i The end of the NLRBs business of conducting strike votes a board spokesman said came at one of the busiest months in this phase of the boards work Among votes re cently conducted by the NLHB were in the steel electrical pack ing and automotive industries with walkouts scheduled in the first 2 next month The automotive industrys major dispute the strike of 175 000 employes at General Motors plants continued Saturday before the governments fact finding body desnite the corporations withdrawal Fridaj The com pany said its prices profits and ability to pay were not facts but forecasts and estimates of the fu ture and not proper factors in determining wages as applied to an individual business ers which is demanding a 30 per cent wage rate increase and lack ing company figures on its price profit position prepared for sub mission to the panel data from government agencies In Detroit corporation officials and union leaders said they were willing to continue the wage ne gotiations but no meeting date was set In Cleveland AFL union lead ers and Greyhound Bus Lines company officials were to meet with federal conciliators in an at tempt to effect settlement of the nearly 2 months old strike of 4000 employes because of a wage dis pute The walkout affecting transportation of the Central Greyhound Lines and the Penn sylvania Greyhound Lines in 18 eastern states was called by the AFL Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Hailway and Mo tor Coach Employes union Throughout the country con tinuing labor disputes kept idle approximately 386000 workers Board Studies Strike Facto in Settlement Washington iP President Truman s factfinding board Sat urday asked whether the 39day old General Motors strike itself might not upset CIO estimates of GMs ability to pay a 30 per cent wage increase in 194S Chairman Lloyd K brought up the point spokesman for the CIO United Automobile Workers testified that GM gross profits next year would total 8561000000 after allowing for the 30 per cent wage boost and a 15 per cent increase in cost of materials Saturdays factfinding testimony centered around union including a mass of charts and to General Motors issue which Friday led to the companys withdrawal from the hearing Waiter P Reuther UAW vice president told Garrison the strike would delay GMs arrival at full production but not necessarily by the length the strike lastedTool ing is continuing at GM plants he said and parts which GM could not get when the strike began now are available from suppliers Iowa Returns to Old WKisky Quota Des aioines IP The whisky limit at Iowas state stores will re turn to two fifths per patron in January It has been three fifths per patron in December Dick T Lane chairman of the Iowa liquor control commission announced the January quota and said it might remain at that level some months to come Garrison after a MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 194 NEPPEL AND BRIDESgt Ralph G Neppel 22 Con fnPKRirmal iVTorlnl nf i gressional Medal of Honor winner and his brideof 2tiays the former Jean Moore of Lidderdale were spending tlieii honeymoon Saturday in Des Moines Neppel who won the nations highest award in an action in Germ an v in Decem ber 1944 which cost him both his legs married his child hood sweetheart at Carroll His bride will accompany him to McCloskey general hospital in Temnle Texas I photo K A engr Strike Picture At a Glance Byrnes Lands in Washington From Moscow Washington Secretary of State Byrnes arrived from Mos cow shortly after noon Saturday at Washington National airport The transport plane bringing Byrnes and his party home from he 11day confer ence of big 3 foreign ministers in the soviet capital landed safely afler baffling winds and rain which prevented it from making a scheduled stop at Portland Maine The plane came in at P m Byrnes took oft from the snow covered airport at Moscow on Thursday morning Because or adverse weather his plane did not fly directly across central Europe but instead made the return trip via theJNaplesCasablancaAzores Newfoundland route Bad weather in the Newfound land area kept Byrnes plane from arriving at Washington National airport at 9 a m as originally scheduled 386000 Workers Idle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS beC5USe diSpUtes throughout country total Major labor developments LEADING MODERN NOVELIST DIES Heart Attack Fatal to Theodore Dreiser Hollywood Drei ser one of Americas leading mod ern novelists is dead A heart attack Friday nizht claimed the 74yearold writer an outstanding realist who came in with the present century and rose to literary eminence through critical derision after abandoning a newspaper career which claimed too brutal Physicians said the writer whose novel A n American Tragedy pub lished 20 years ago was one of his greatest lit erary works appeared to rally after the first attack early Friday but suc cumbed to the second 15 hours later At his bedside was his second he DRIES ER wife Helen His first wife the former Sarah Osborne White of St Louis died in 1342 at the age of 63 There were no children Born at Terre Haute Ind in 1871 the son of a German couple John and Sarah Dreiser Theo dore began early to brood over the brutalities of everyday life despair that soon etched itself firmly in his writings which con sistently ran to tragedies His works included Jennie Gerhardt The Genius A Hoosier Holiday A Book About Myself Moods Cadenced and Declaimed Dreiser Looks At Russia and A Gallery of Wom en Since he established his home here 10 years ago Dreiser re mained in semiseclusion but re cently completed 2 more novels The Bulwork and The Stoic which are not yet off the press lowan Dies Washington Iowa M Bratten 87 former part owner of the Klein clothing company died at his home here Friday He also had served as city park commis sioner and trustee of the Wash ington Loan and Trust company No Paper on New Years Because of the already pronounced and growing shortage of newsprint paper there will be no is sue of the GlobeGazette on New Years day THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yoi this week Bring the hoys home and fight inflation 4H Course Closes at Iowa State Ames annual 4H club short course closed Saturday fol lowing the presentation Friday night of the L W Plager mem orial plaque to Ray Dankenbring Waterloo retiring state presidcni of the organization The plaque was presented hy II J Montgomery Nevada on be half of the Iowa county extension directors association The award went to Dankcnbrins who has an 8year club record for the al around excellence of his projecl work leadership spirit of senice and community interest The plaque commemorates 16 years service by Plager who was county extension director in Grundy county and an active rural 1944 Charles youth leader He died E Friley president of Iowa State college told the youths the atomic bombs dropped on Japan literally blasted our old civilization out of existence Man has 2 choices he said to take atomic energy and build a world of prosperity happiness and peace or to use atomic energy to create chaos and bring about the destruction of civilization Gov Robert D Blue charged the group with the responsibility of developing in the young people an understanding the funda mental laws of life 8 Miners Alive 2 Dead as Workers Spur Efforts V i o j i ff Plans Radio Talk Washington of State Byrnes just back from Mos cow will deliver a radio a radio address at 9 p m CST Sunday the state department announced Saturday Details as to the length of the address and the facilities over which it will be broadcast remained to lc worked out A large crowd including Under secretary of State Dean Acheson and the Earl of Halifax British ambassador to the United States applauded the secretary as he stepped from the plane wearing the same lightweight grey topcoat arid hat in wTiicli he arrived at Moscow in a snowstorm Dec 15 The crowd which welcomed the secretary also included Mrs Byrnes Assistant Secretary of State James C Dunn Spruille Braden William Benton and Don old Russell as well as many other highranking state department and government officials N c w s photographers asked Byrnes to give us a wave as he came down the ramp Yes thats what I feel like Byrnes grinned in reply Condition of Thornton Man Is Improved Funeral arrangements for Mrs Forrest E Buckman Thornton North Iowas first highway acci dent fatality during the holiday season were incomplete Saturday as her husband 49 lay seriously injured in a local hospital The attending physician said Saturday Buckmans condition was slightly improved however from Friday afternoon when he was brought by ambulance from the OUT OF THE JAWS OP DEATH of the rescued miners is beingcarried out of the coal mine trap at Pine ville Ky to freedom and a waiting ambulaice to be rushed to the hospital Rescue workers reached part of the entombed miners late Friday afternoon AP Wire photo K A erigv Truman Planning Caution in Revealing Secrets on Atom Washington Truman wasreported Saturday to be backing an even more cautious step by step disclosure of atomic energy secrets than first impressions of the Moscow Big Three com munique had indicated This interpretation of plans to form an international atomic con il commission came from persons who talked with Mr Truman fro after his return from a holiday in Missouri They declared it is Mr Tru mans view that the United States should always be sure there will be rio misuse of a small secret before divutging amore important They said conversations both at the white house and the state department indicated it will be American policy to test out pro posed inspection methods before telling any nation except Britain and Canada all of the knowhow of the atomic bomb Senator Vandenberg of Michi gan rhairman of the republican senatorial conference gave some indication how the wind is blow ing after a conference with Mr Truman at the white house Fri day Vandenberg said in a statement he was advised by the state de partment that full security re quirements will be met in the proposed international commis sions dealings energy with atomic UNO EYES HOME OF ROOSEVELT London odds rose Sat urday on Hyde Park ancestral home Franklin D Roosevelt becoming the permanent site of United Nations headquarters As a siteselecting commission curve on highway 18 opposite the prepared to take a plane for the airport where his car spun 3 times before crashing into the front of a truck headed in the opposite di rection United Stales to inspect proposed Sites several delegates here await ing the opening of the interna tional peace agencys general as Mr Buckman is a pool hall opf sembly Jan 10 said they believed erator at Thornton His identity was established by papers in his wallet and the car registration card The Buckmans have no near relatives in North Iowa Friends in Thornton said that his son by a previous marriage lives in Cali fornia Mrs Charles Moon 827 Polk Place Southwest is a niece of Mrs Buckman Hyde Park was far in the lead of other possible locations The choice appeared to be be tween the Hudson valley locality in Duchess county New York and the Boston area THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Brine the boys home and fight inflation 4H CLUB OFFICERSThe 1946 officers of the 4H club f ndav niohf at a nf tva o 1 i i secretary AP JVitephotb A Truman Turns to Preparing Radio Speech Find Marriage License of Adolf and Eva Neurnberg Germany S third army headquarters an nounced Saturday the seizure of the original marriage contract be tween Hitler and Eva Braun The marriage contract and a po litical and private testimony of Hitler were reported seized coin cidentally with the arrest by Brit ish counterintellteence scents of Friedrich AVilhcJm Taustin ad jutant to the missing Martin Bor mann at Vilfhoeen The documents were dated April 29 1945 British intelligence offi cers announced recently they had concluded that Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in Ber lin April 30 one day after they were married Lt Gen Lucian K Truscolt Jr commander of the third army said Hitlers testaments and a letter of transmittal intended to accompany them from Bormann Hitlers aide to Grand Adm Karl Docnitz were found in a suitcase of Paustin hid den at the village of Tegrensee near third army headquarters Doenilz who succeeded Hitler as head of the German govern ment in the last days of the Eur opean war is one the defend ants at the Nuernberg war crimes trial now in a holiday recess Bor rnann is being tried in absentia at the same hearing The HitlerBraun marriage con tract was witnessed by Bormann and Propaganda minister Paul Joseph Gochbels who later poi soned himself The political testament was wit nessed by Bormann Goebbels Gauleiter Hans Krebs and Wil helm Bergdorf The private testa ment was witnessed by Bormann Goebbels arid Nicolaus von Below With the documents American agents found 3 photographs two of which they believed to be of Eva Braun The other is of a boy Washinfffon about 12 years old unidentified these shortages statement said man secluded himself and a small staff of aides aboard the yacht Wiiliamsburg Saturday to write a straighttotheshoulder speech he will broadcast next Thursday The president started his 4 day trip down the Potomac river to Chesapeake bay after a crammed 2 hours of desk work at the white house in which he signed 64 bills and resolutions He accompanied his approval of a bill extending the 2nd war pow ers act 6 months with the asser tion that there must be a further extension It is from this act that the chief executive derives his ra tioning and priorities powers We know that our economy will be plagued with major war born shortages 6 months from now and that the government must have the means of dealing with Mr Trumans There must thereforebe further legislation to cover the period after June 30 1946 Among other measures the president signed soon after he ar rived by plane Friday from his Christmas visit home in Missouri were those the loan and eJucational benefits in the GI bill of rights in deficiency funds for various government agencies including 8750000000 for UNRRA 000 for veterans housing 000000 Jor navigation and flood control projects and 000 for the national service life insurance fund immigration laws to admit foreign born wives hus bands or children of members of the armed forces an investigation of means of increasing the capa city and security of the Panama Canal FORMER IOWAN BLAST VICTIM Emmelsburg John Johnston 40 former Enimetsburg boy and his wife were 2 of the victims of the Santa Barbara apartment house explosion Wednesday ac cording to word received by rela tives here John was a brother of Howard Johnston and Capt Roy Johnston Emmetsburg and was the young est son of the late Mr and Mrs H P Johnston of Emmetsburg He was educated in the local schools and went to California in 1926 where he married a Santa Barbara girl several months ago He was discharged from the armed forces last September In what he described as my private will Hitler expressed a wish that he and Eva Braun who chose the opportunity to marry and die with him both be cre mated immediately afler death at the place I have done the greatest part of my works during 12 years of service to my people NONRESIDENT FEES INCREASED Up Tuition Payments at ISC and SUI Des Moines in nonresident tuition fees at the University of Iowa and Iowa State college effective next September and next June respectively were announced Saturday by the state RESCUE GROUP BATTLES BLAZE TO REACH MEN 1 Rescued Miner in Serious Condition Another Found Dead PinQville Ky Rescue workers overcoming the 24th ser ious fire which has their task since an hampered explosion trapped about 31 miners in a pit near here Wednesday morning dug deeper into the wrecked tun nel Saturday afternoon in an ef fort to save more than the eight men brought out alive Friday night The volunteers immediately faced still other hlazes deep in the mine in the area where the still unaccountedfor men arc expected to Ic found dead or alive Hope of finding any more survivors dwindled however as the fires delayed the rescue work Nine men werefound living in the blasted tunnel Friday after noon but 1 died before he could be brought to the surface The body of a tenth man was discovered badly burned early Saturday The 8 survivors were in a hospital here All hut one of the 8 removed from the tunnel Friday night were reported responding satis factorily to medical treatment The eigth identified ns Tom McQueen Pineville was reported in a serious condition All were injured in the blast Wednesday Bescue crews found the severely burned body of an unidentified miner Saturday near the spot where they expected to locate the remaining cas ualty was identified Friday night as Albert Bennett also of board of education Nonresident payments will range from a quarter at Iowa State college to a semester at the University of Iowa over what resident students will pay The new rates will become effective at the University at the beginningof the fall academic session and at Iowa State college next June 15 David A Dancer secretary of the board of education in an nouncing the changes said it was the intention of the board to put the rates more closely in line with those of other state institutions of higher education Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with oc casional light snow or freezing rain Saturday night Lowest Saturday night about 25 Colder Sunday Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday with mild tem peratures Minnesota Cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with light snow Saturday night and in east portion Sunday Colder Sunday afternoon Fresh easterly winds becoming northerly Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snow 27 19 25 trace 19 n 04 Pineville who was found alive but died before he could be brought out of the tunnel of tho Kentucky Straight Creek Coal company mine number one 24lh blaze since he original explosion Wednesday out again Satur day morning in the main tunnel delaying efforts to reach the men still unaccounted for in the mine A crowd of close to 200 men women and children huddled around the mine entrance through out the night Full medical supplies and res uscitation equipment were taken into the mine after midnight for quick use when any of the re maining men were found Among those rescued Friday night was a miner identified as Bud Towns 52 of Pineville who survived the Kettle Island explos ion in another mine near here in 1929 Sixteen men died in that explosion Two others were identified as brothers Bill Branstutter 41 and John H Branstutter 44 both of Pineville The other 5 were identified as Ivan Philpot 51 Joe Hatfield 40 and Tom McQueen 30 all Pineville and Charles Lingar 30 and Huey Miller 31 of nearby Four Mile The 9 men were found in a corridor just off the main tunnel and had escaped the heavy con cussion of the explosion rescue workers said A wave of excitement spread through the crowd outside the mine entrance when first reports were sent from the tunnel that some of the men had been found alive The crowd which had waited through the anxious hours since Wednesday suddenly sprang to life The wait for more tion from the mine started It was 4 hours or more before any names of the rescued men were revealed That came when the first stretchers were carried out through the mine exit Friends and neighbors recog nized Lingar and Miller both un conscious from their long im prisonment in the foul air No more stretchers followed Another long wait started 1 hour 2 hours The crowd buzzed with expectancy each person hoping to recognize some friend or relative on the next stretcher Finally the third miner was re moved Then the fourth and fifth each carried on a stretcher by members of the rescue crews Then came word that one of the oldest man In the crewcaught by the explosion had failed to survive the ordeal Occasionally a sob was heard or a handkerchief was used But mostly there was comparatively little show of emotion Underground the rescue work continued without pause Now and then some member o a crew i would come out for a short rest   

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