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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Full Leased Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY ConsUlj ol Two Ons PLANE SMASHES TROPHIESA runaway airplane smashed into the trophy ae and barely missed more than 100 high school musicians at Sundays All American Air Maneuvers at Miami TTln Wmbac A11 Southington Conn who is still In of One Mans Opinion A Kadio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Mason Cily p jn WOI Anits Tnejdiy p m WSU1 loun City Wednesday p m WTAD qninev m Frtdajv m KSCJ Siom p m One Mans Blueprint for Lasting Peace NATIONS attention is being effectively focused these days on the world state approach to lasting peace bya challenging book by Emery Reves called The Anatomy of Peace The book itself is getting a wide reading1 and the volume in con densed form has been presented by The Readers Digest with a circulation said to exceed 10 mil lion Book critics everywhere have trotted out their most glowing superlatives in praise of the work and study clubs in many states are reported to be making the book a special order of business For these with the fact that Mr Reves general thinking on this allimportant subject is right up my own alley decided to visit with you atout his book in this commen tary ASA PREFACE it might be ap propriate to take a little look at Mr Reves and his qualifica tions for writing on this subject of world peace A writers back ground often is as important as an implement of appraisal as the things he writes A native of England Mr Reves received a doctorate in political economy at Zurich university in Switzerland He is now a natural ized American For the past 10 years he has interested himself in a coopera tive journalistic assignment de signed to bring the nations of the world into a world union Con tributors io his service have in cluded Winston Churchill An thony Eden Arthur Henderson Alfred Duff Cooper Clement Att lee Paul Reynaud Edouard Her riot Leon Blum Count Sforaa arid many other world figures IN HIS TRAVELS he has aver aged 30000 miles a year keep ing the closest possible contact with European political currents In a reportorial capacity he has sat in on every important inter conference in recent From this itls clearly evident that air Reves writes from an understanding born of an extended and extensive closeup look at his subject His views would have to be accepted as something more than the academic vapor ings of a cloistered professor So much for Emery Reves and his background Now were ready to take a hurried look at the views he advances in his book The Anatomy of Peace VERY HEART of his case for establishing a world state is contained in these 2 paragraphs Wars between groups of men forming social units always take place when these dynasties churches cities na unrestricted sov ereign power Wars between these social cease the moment sovereign power is transferred from them to a larger or higher unit The question facing the world today Mr Reves goes on to say is not one surrendering na Contlnued on Fate I national years WATERLOO MAN GETS BATTERED TT7i1 right of Waterloo winner of the 82 inch Firestone cup in the All American Air Maneuvers at Miami Fla is presented with the award by Harvey Fire stone Jr a few minutes after the cup had been smashed by the runaway plane shown in the top picture With his iaylorcraft Snodgrass won the Firestone cup in the race over a 15 mile course Earlier he captured the Tavlorcraft trophy and 100 pme by winning a 5 lap race for planes havmg 75 horsepower or less AP Wirephoto KA engr Gwynne Claims Truman Not Anxious Over Some Measures Congressman Reveals Doesnt Do Much on Leftist Measures The president is not too anxious to have congress pass some of the legislation sent over from the white house Congressman John W Gwynne Waterloo suggested in an address to the Mason City Rolary club Monday noon Comparing President Truman to the late President Rosevelt Mr GwTiuie offered the general opinion in Washington is that Ihe 2 were essentially different Jii their beliefs and methods of oper ation President Truman is es sentially conservative and mid western in bis beliefs The president however has ad visers from both the extremes of conservative and liberal thought the Iowa representative declared and sometimes sends up legislation of leftist tendency When congress doesnt pass it he doesnt do much about it beyond little complaints by press and ra dio The unemployment compensa tion bill was turned down because congress considered that there is htUe unemployment now and be cause of the precarious position of the United States treasury by comparison of those of the states Deficit spending by the govern ment is approximately the same thins as nmninp the presses to create money and inflation he de clared insisting that the time has come to disregard some of the benefits which might result from appropriation by congress and let such legislation be governed by the answer to Can we possibly get along without it He mentioned specifically fed eral aid to education the food stamp plan aid to hospitals and a health program which together While there is no disposition in congress to abandon price controls while they are needed the law makers are inclined to agree with the Brookines Institution Mr Gwynne believes that there is lit tle advantage in price controls others than those governing pro ducts in limited supply or which went out of production because of the war The quarrel between congress and the OPA is that it sometimes tends to hold down production he asserted mentioning specific instances where failure to set prices or refusal to set them high enough to meet cost of production resulted in cancellation of produc tion nlans v The congressman questioned the wisdom of some of the labor lead ers and suggested that working men might well take a more active personal interest to forestall pos sible extreme legislation He ex pressed his sincere belief in the workers right to organize and de clared that the Wasmer act must be amended 12000 GIs Hold Protest on Demobilization Delay KIDNAPER ASKS BIG RANSOM TO RETURN GIRL 6 Repeats Demand as Police Search in Chicago Chicago year old Su zanne Degnan daughter of a Chi cago OPA executive was kidnaped early Monday and the Chicago City News Bureau said the kid naper had contracted the family by telephone to reoeat a ransom demand The pretty blueeyed golden haired girl was missed from her bed at a m when her father James Degnan went to awaken her for school At 10 a m the kid naper telephoned the north side home the City News Bureau said to reiterate the ransom demand to Degnan who earlier told news men I have no money and I know of no reason why I should bo a target for a kidnaping for ransom The News Bureau said the tele phone call was made by a man Police traced the call to a number in the Rogers park district The section in which the Degnans live is known as Edgewater and ad joins the Rogers parg district on the south A ransom note found in the girls room stressed that the fam ily not notify the police or the newspapers or the child would be harmed The threats were repeated over the telephone the News Bu reau said and the caller insisted on the ransom saying he would call later Three FBI Agents conferred with Degnan as did Sheriff Michael Mulcahy of Cook county Chi W LUXURY HONEYMOON Sgt a deluxe dinner with champagne at s plan to provide every prisoner of army brofa the 14 Oil Companies Ask Direct Negotiations cago a Iriend Police Commis sioner John C Pendergast who took office only 7 days ago IK nn sumecl personal charge the case I V lost L inc cibe Fourteen other companies dvey wage demands to continuation Only 2 companies appeared as participants when the factfind Panel reconvened after a 16Iay recess and one SoconyVacuum oe oconyacuum Oil company of New Yorkpromptly declared it would continue only CONTINUE TRIAL IN ELDORA CASE DCS Moines state ex ecutive council Monday approved the recommendation of Attorney General John N Ranfcin that the slate proceed with the prosecution of 4 former officials of the Eldora State training school for boys Harold Nelson 48 former cot tage manager will be the first of the quartet to be tried His trial on charges of assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury is scheduled io begin at Fort Dodge Feb 4 Following his trial O S Von Krog superintendent of the insti tution for 23 years will be tried on charges of conspiracy the at torney generals recommendation stipulated Others to be tried each sepa rately will be Darrell T Brown former assistant superintendent and H J Martin dean of boys both on the conspiracy charges Nelson against whom a second de gree murder charge was dis missed also is under indictment for conspiracy Prendergast gave this account of he IvidnapinR Suzanne was sleeping alone in the back bedroom A sister Betty 10 was asleep in another room The windows of Suzannes room were unlocked The kidnaper entered the bed room either by using a seven foot ladder which was found near an incinerator in the back yard or could have reached the window from the rear porch At a m fCST the Flynns Negro maid Ethel Hargrove 55 said she heard a commotion in the childs room directly below and that the Flynns 2 boxer dogs were barking The maid said she heard Su zanne pleading Im sleepy Mr and Mrs Thomas Keegan soninlaw and daughter of the Flynns drove into the garage and said they heard the dogs barking but saw no one Degnan also heard the dogs but thought they merely had awak ened and challenged the Keegans The remainder or the night passed quietly When he child was missed the ransom note was found on the floor near Suzannes bed The United States gave its allies about in lend lease goods and services Dr Lin Yutang author has in vented an Oriental version of the typewriter ARRIVES HOME Miss Bee Lynch who wears 7 bars for overseas service with the Ameri can Red Cross arrived in Mason City Sunday morning at 7 a m after less than a week of ravel ing from Calcutta India She left Calcutta Dec 31 by plane and landed in New York Thurs day oy way of Bombay Bagdad Rome Marseille Lisbon and the Azores Miss Lynch was last in SMason City in 1944 She has been stationed with the Red Cross in India throughout the war graphed the panel that they were continuing negotiations with the union and in general saw no need for coming to Washington However O A Knight union president declared in a statement that the direct negotiations over jiie 30 per cent wage increase de mand were being hampered by company introduction of extra neous issues Knights statement said that the oil factfinders had recessed be fore the Christmas holidays hop ing that oil refining companies would negotiate settlement of the wage dispute However he reported only 2 refineries belonging Io 2 differ ent companies had reached an agreement Agreement was reached for an 18 per cent waffe increase for the Texas companys West Tulsa refinery which matched the agreement reached by Sinclair Refining company for all of its operations Knight contended that the com panies were complicating the dis cussions by insisting on a perma nent 40hour week a nostrike clause without union shop recog nition company security and other matters The union struck in September for a 30 oer cent increase leading to navy seizure of 53 refineries and pipelines on Oct 4 The Texas company develop ment and its possible effect in setting a pattern for the balance of ihe industry still under navy operation served to ease the ten sion slightly as the nation entered one of its most crucial week1 since VT day Strikes in steel electrical man ufacturing and meat packing in dustries are scheduled to begin in that order on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday of next week idling 1100000 workers This number would augment the strike of ClOauto workers at General Motors ClOglass work ers at Pittsburgh Plate Glass and LibbeyOwensFord and an in dependent union at 21 Western Flectric company plants in New York and New Jersey With only a week remaining to avert the additional shutdowns there are these prospects aside from whatever may stem from the oil factfinding inquiry Trumans factfinding panel has asked the U S Steel corporation and CIO steelworkeis to resume collective bargaining Government labor sources say they are hopeful the company will make its first coun ter offer to the unions demands for a S2 daily xvage increase Such an offer these persons said on the understanding their names would not be used might influence CIO president Philip Murray to call off or delay the industrywide strike of 700000 members of its steel union now set for Jan 14 GENERAL fact finding board which has finished its inquiry into the strike of 175 000 ClOauto workers over a 30 per cent wage increase demand bkely will report to Mr Truman by Wednesday or Thursday Although the corporation did not participate in the factfinding preceedings it still could consider the boards recommendations as a basis for negotiating with the un ion toward settlement of the 40 dayold strike economists and wageprice policy administrators worked to clarify She governments position on a price increase lor the Big 4 meat packers This might permit an ac ceptable compromise to be pro posed at a series ot Chicago meet ings arranged by Conciliation Chief Edgar L Warren for Wednesday Thursday and Friday The 200000 ClOPackinghouse workers may be joined by 135000 AFL meat cutters in their de mands for a 30 per cent boost A break in any one of the cases could lead to a solution of all the disputes involved The CIOU n i t e d Electrical Workers late Saturday scheduled their Jan 15 strike in support ot demands for a daily wage in crease Involved are some 200000 workers at General Electric Gen eral Motors and W2stingnouse A poll of the 260000 members ot the National Federation of Tele phone Workers is in progress meanwhile to determine whether Iowa Flood Waters Oust Farm Families Des Alpines water of vaging rivers pourec over fresh thousands of acres o farm land Monday forcing fam ilies in low areas from their homes At Oltumwa where the crest on Ihe Des Moines river wasnt ex pected before Monday night 40 families already had been forced from their homes anil Milwaukee railroad service between Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids was halted by washouts south of Sigourney and west of Williamsburg Hed Cross officials were using city trucks to evacuate the low land districts A broken levee on the Iowa river spilled a turbulent stream over much of the countryside near Oakville leaving 4 persons in cluding one child stranded and helpless in a farm house near there Elsewhere colder weather slowed the runoff of melting snow which with rain sent many of the slates streams out of their banks over the weekend Railroad service was suspended in many smaller towns as the roads rerouted their trains around flooded areas and washouts The highway commission reported Monday morning high way 2 still was closed by flood waters near Sidney No 137 near Edtlyville and No 113 and No 62 in Jackson county while latest reports were that Xo 34 still was closed near Lucas hough that road might now be open Eisewhere the water had re ceded from highways the com mission said Previously the high water had closed No e and No 218 near Iowa City No 212 south of Belle Plaine and No 63 south of Tama The last might again be closed the commission report said VETS ASK FOR 0 S PROBE IN MANILA SESSION Servicemen Boo Note From General Styer Explaining Delay Manila least 12000 American soldiers jammed into he shellbattered ruins of the Philippines Hall Congress Mon day for a noisy but orderly mass protest to the demobilization slow down and thundered approval of a resolution calling for a congres sional investigation Boos rung through the hall as an enlisted man acting as chair man read a statement from Lt Gen W D Styer commanding army forces in he western Pacific explaining the delay iu home bound trips Earlier thousands of milling en listed men had marched to Styers headquarters and sent in a com mittee of 5 which was told by the general that the changing inter national situation prevented sending all eligible men home at once tv MIIUI i they favor walking out in sympa lh was wihn v inche thy with the 17000 striking mem bers of the Western Electric Em ployes Association Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Monday night and Tuesday Somewhat colder Monday night with lowest about 18 Warmer Tuesday Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday colder south and extreme cast ern portions fair and colder Monday night Tuesday fair warmer west and central por tions Minnesota Fair and cold Monday night Tuesday increasing cloudiness and wanner Light snow north portion in late after noon or evening Increasing southerly winds Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for a 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 53 inches of the pavement Monday morning Train service on the Northwes tern was reported about normal Monday after a washout of a bridge oast of Cedar Rapids Sat urday night had delayed some trains and caused others to be re routed The railroad reported 2 exists regarding the demobiliza No Action Token Washington white house said Monday President Tru man has no action under consid eration in connection with demon strations by army enlisted men in he Philippines protesting a stow down in demobilization Press Secretary Charies G Koss asked at a news conference whether the president was considering action on the G I protest at Manila told reporters Xone has been taken and none is now under considera tion Long before 6 p m servicemen began gathering and climbing the twisted masonry fronting the great flight of ruined steps to the capi tol entrance where a makeshift stage had been set up with a wheezing loudspeaker By the time Harold Schiff rin Rochester N Y the chair man called the meeting to order the triangular front of the legis lative hall was packed with thou sands of soldiers They cheered as one by one en listed men took the stage and spoke their mind The speakers exhorted their lis teners to write their congressmen and declared the war department was changing the rules on rede ployment One soldier orator asserted that the only thing they the war de partment ever managed to snark up worse was the draft Another said that since the last regulations were promulgated every guy in the army had his release day figured down to the last minute and now the war de partment slowdown leaves every body tip in the air A speaker rend Styers state ment asserting that the army in the Philippines was doing its best to get men home shipping 549318 highpoint soldiers to the states since the war ended Bear in mind the statement said Ait took us 30 months to build our strength in the western Pacific yet it has been reduced in 4 months by twothirds Styers statement said there still remained much work to do sup piying occupation forces in Japan Okinawa Korea and elsewhere rolling up unnecessary bases and disposing of surplus property Now we must do our part to set the world bach on its normal course he added If we fail Jo do so we shall nullify Ihe victory we won at such great cost The resolution calling for a con gressional resolution charged that a great amount of confusion feet of water over its tracks near Tama but said there had been no washout there and service had not been halted Hirohitos White Horse Heads for United States Home Yokohama Frost the white stallion from Emperor Hirohitos imperial stables was hoisted aboard a liberty ship Mon day as an American nrmy lieuten ants souvenir and within 2 weeks it will be prancing on a San Fran cisco dock The horse that lured 50000 curious service men to Meiji sta dium for his only occupation ap pearance goes to the United States as the trophy of Lt Dick Ryan former Hollywood stunt man who staged rodeos for the army in the Pacific tion program and as a result there had been a breakdown of morale among the members of the armed forces as well as their folks back home It likewise declared that an announcement the 86th division would be activated in the Philip pines on a battle basis had caused confusion as to our mirsion in the Philippines Funeral Services for Slim Summerville Set Laguna Beach Cal Summerville who grew up with the movies is dead The gangling comic born George J Somerville in Albuquerque N Mex 51 years ago succumbed Saturday night to his 3rd stroke in recent weeks at his home here Funeral services followed by cre mation will be held Tuesday   

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