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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES OES VOL LH THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United frca Full Leased Wires five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3 1916 SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE far as A Groundhog and other members of the Mason City union of weather prophets nonaffiliated are concerned spring will be a little late this year Or will it They just arent saying because theyve gone on strike It is reported to be a junsdictional dispute but union spokesmen refused to give the details In fact theyve crawled into their holes Lock photo K and A engr nimCJV5OE RIDGE WEATHER WORKS PUNXSCTAWNEY Pa the Punxsutawney groundhog bounded out of his bur row Saturday and pointed to his shadow There you are The old reliable factfinding board he exclaimed Tftns Chuck hes also a woodchuck you see maintained his 76year old traditionas weather projrnosticator The tradition has it that if ChucR sees Msshadow on Feb S weeks more of winter Chuck sank to his haunches and gazed upon the disappointed faces of the faithful who each year keep the vigil Y fcnow began you rational beings are behind times Factfinding boards Bosh animal kingdom had em right along Take me All I neeci for my forecast is the sun If the sun is is my shadow Simple Then he added scornfully you brag about atom bombs radar secret weapons Weve had those too Chucks gaze narrowed upon one of the faithful who looked dubious Ha Dont believe me Take Cousin Sammy Skunk That babys been on to the atom bomb a long time When he uses his whole woods knows something is in the wind And you dont need radar to detect that Chuck shrugged his shoulders Whats wrong with your labor situation You guys have more strikes than a bush league bat ter Take a tip from my Uncle Beaver and youll have no labor problems He keeps busy all the time No stoppage No over time And as far as flood control is Pa papers please copy The seer of the woods arose yawning By the way he said I no tice that outlaw cousin of mine the QuarryviUe Pa groundhog is trying to ride on the family reputation as a forecaster That phoney will do anything to break into print Last year he wore cel lophane pants Probably is trying an exposure gown1 this season Just before Chuck disappeared into his hole he was heard to chuckle Six more weeks ot winter Beyond the shadow of a doubt Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night with lowest temperature near zero Sunday increasing cloudi ness and warmer with snow in late afternoon or night Towa Partly cloudy Saturday colder north and east portions increasing cloudiness Saturday night becoming cloudy Sunday with rain south portion and snow north portion Rising tem peratures Saturday night and Sunday Minnesota Fair and cold Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudi ness and not so cold with snow beginning in southwest and ex treme portion by Sunday after noon IN MASON CITY GloberGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 5 At 8 a m Saturday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 13 Minimum 7 STUART AGAINST STELLES STAND Says Stelle Does Not Have Legion Authority Des Moines Stuart Hampton commander of the Iowa department oE the American Le gion said Saturday that the Le gions national commander John Stelle hasnt authority without approval the national executive committee or a national conven tion to commit the Legion to a congressional investigation of the veterans administration or any other matter Saying that Stelle does not ex press the Iowa departments opin ion of the VA Stuarts prepared statement declared Stelles action reflects the minds of an impatient American people The text of Stuarts statement So far as the Iowa department is concerned National Commander John Stelle does not express our opinion on the veterans adminis tration Stelle hasnt authority without approval of the national executive committee or a national convention to commit the Legion to a congressional investigation on this or any other matter The work of the veterans ad ministration Jn Iowa is generally satisfactory Stelles action re flects the minds of an impatient American people Lets remember VJ day is less than G months ago so naturally there must be some confusion It takes time to train personnel The veterans administration is very fortunate to have General Brad ley as chief He is doing an excellent job despite the tremendous tasks im posed by demobilizations increas ing from 6000000 to 12000000 men and women since he took of fice With army and navy records scattered all over the world its not surprising that disability claims are piling up Spilled Beer Adds Foam to Texas River Tyler Tex on the Neches river was a bit thicker Friday A broken wheel plunged 21 cars of a Cotton Belt freight train into the stream near here Five of the cars Were laden with beer OBriens Expect Hollywood Mrs Pat 1 iliiO i tit OBrien wife the actor has an nounced she expects to become a mother in May The OBriens who have 3 adopted children recently celebrated their 15th wedding an niversary NO 100 RECOMMEND SITE FOR UNO BRADLEY GETS FULL SUPPORT FROM TRUMAN General Eisenhower Pledges Backing to Vets Administrator Washington President Truman Saturday gave his com plete and unqualified support to Gen Omar N Bradley in the cur rent controversy over Bradleys operation of the veterans adminis tration Bradley Friday denied charges by John Stelle American Legion commander that there has been a tragic breakdown in VA under his administration Charles G Ross white house press secretary volunteered this oral statement to reporters Satur day I should like to say for the president that General Bradley has the complete and unqualified support of President Truman The president does not Jeel that Mr Stelle in his attack on Bradley is speaking for the American Le gion Stelles demand for Bradleys ouster ran into sharp opposition from other veterans organizations and Gen Dwight D Eisenhower pledged him support anywhere anytime Eisenhower told reporters he was not familiar with the Legions demand for an investigation of Bradley but he considered the general one of the greatest living Americans If General Bradley needs any support he declared here is one who will fly anywhere anytime to support him Bradley said lie would xvelcome the congressional investigation which the Legion and claimed definite progress had been made in his short 6 months pf stewardship The American Legion mean while modified its demand for Bradleys removal in favor of a seasoned businessman National Commander John Stelle said in NEW York Friday night that he did not necessarily seek Bradleys ouster and thatthe gen eral would have Legion support if he could do the job He added the problem was question of ac tion not of fundamentals It was Stelle who signed the Le gions letter to all congressmen Friday demanding an investiga tion of alleged VA failures and asserting the agency should be headed by a business man not a soldier however good a soldier he blast against may be The Legions Bradley rallied to his defense the national representatives of Veter ans of Foreign Wars military order of the purple heart dis abed American veterans Ameri can veterans committee American veterans World war II and the CIO veterans committee These organizations endorsed Bradley for the work he had done in the veterans administration since President Truman brought him back from active duty in Eu T Mrs EJv rope and put him in charge last Lar5y Vatt rope and August They called for a full op portunity for him to put his plan into operation The American veterans com mittee termed the Legion attack the disabled American veterans spoke of it as unsportsmanlike T Bradley disclosed at a press rrenirf conference Friday that he had Iculcl had a scrap with Stelle prior to the Legions demand for a probe of his job as veterans ad ministrator The scrap occurred last week he said and it was over the lo cation of Stelle wanted side of town in Decatur tll VA finally decided that the sit Outline Plan For School Legislation Des Moines Dr Harry G 3arnes executive secretary of the bwa Education association out ined Saturday the organizations ipoint legislative program after asserting the 1945 legislature en icted more good school Jegisla ion than any session in the last 30 years He said in addressing the asso ciations 91st annual convention al residents of the state mtist con inue to study educational needs it Iowa in developing the civiliza ion of tomorrow Approximately 4000 teachers registered for the convention which closed Satur day The 6point program K COLLISIONEleven passengers and Richard Mason Cit driver of this bus of the Wmnebago lines of Mason City were injured iA a bustruck FridayRoderick was reportedin a ion AJ Wirephoto K and A engr Mason City an Loses Leg as Bus Collides With Truck Webster City Roderick 21 Mason City bus driver whose left leg was amputated as a result of injuries suffered in a bus truck collision near here Friday was reported in fair condition at Hamilton county hospital Saturday Seek Solution for Peace in Strike areDonald Roseland Alice Iverson and Thompson all of Eagle The accident took place 3 miles west ot Webster City on highway 20 when the busand a semitrailer of the Brady Transfer and Stor Mrs Mullen another sister Mrs W L N and lier Rhodes and 2 brothers David Dougherty and Dan Roderick just discharged from the armed services all left immediately for Webster City The bus passengers also were brought to the hospital but 8 were released Driver of the truck Sylvester Schrader of Arcadia was unin jured Headquarters of the Brady com pany is in Fort Dodge The bus muunuun ft Imes home office is in Mason City parties prepared to scale FIND BODIES IN AIRPLANE CRASH 2 Found Dead on Slope of Mountain Elk Mountain Wyo arties prepared to scale Elk Mountain Saturday to bring down knifed when he applied the air on dogsleds and toboggans the brakes to avoid striking a car bodies of 21 persons killed when Schrader said his truck jack ahead of him which slowed snd u uijiu flit VidMleU denly The bus traveling in the on the snowcovered peak early opposite direction then plowed into the truck Schrader said The front end of the bus was smashed and the left side caved in The bus and truck came to rest alongside each other Neither turned over Those treated for minor cuts and bruises and then released Mrs Raymond Olmstead Eaele Grove Lester T Simpson Des Moines Mrs John Creeke Eastle Grove Mrs Edward Ryan and son Mrs Harry Slining and daugh ter Janet Betmond Maynard Roseland Eagle Grove Two other Passengers escaped Mrs Frances nittee termed the Legion attack were Mrs Frances vicious and unwarranted while 7i Grove and her daueh he disabled American veterans rn Jobs for Veterans Washington GIs soon may be handling the great bulk of the nations mail Reliable sources predicted Sat hmnp inbtellej urday that all job vacancies in the Strtlt i Smd Department normally Stelle wanted it located on one filled by men would be reserved mt the for veterans The total postal force numbers crTM K Vt T ille lolal lorce numbers should be on the other side of about 450000 persons including ji j i 210000 men who are employee Bradley added he did not think chiefly as letter carriers post this incident had much to do masters clerks mail handlers and Wiin nrrartr supervisors All GI Wives Going Overseas Are Placed on Equal Footing Washington war department hastened Saturday to nut i corporals and sergeants were given eqnal rights with those of commissioned officers roaster and first sergeants sergeants and staff sergeants who already had been ot will be contingent on available housing food and medical care The husband also must agree to stay overseas at least a year The department announcing the change plan Friday said at present the law does not per mit free transportation within the United States of dependents of the enlisted grades below staff sergeant It added a means is be ing sought to get around this law does permit transport ing these dependents on army ships free of charge except for meals The average meal charge is about 25 cents a United Air Lines plane crashed Thursday The bodies and wreckage of the SeattletoNew York plane were found 10000 feet up on the slopes of the 11162 foot mountain by a ground party late Friday Mem bers of the narly found the bodies scattered over a wide area and the plane disintegrated hut found no indications that the plane burned Weather permitting the first group was scheduled to leave at dawn to blaze a trail to the wreck age and investigate the crash The 2nd group was scheduled to leave at about 2 hours later with 11 army trained Alaskan huskies brought here from Fort Hobinson Nebr to bring back the bodies on dogsleds and toboggans The bodies were located by 2 Hanna WyqT coal miners Edward and Joe Hicks who made their way up the mountain by weasel an army vehicle that travels over snow They later met another group which had fought its way 1000 feet above the wreckage without seeing it Landlord Beats Court by Taking Poison New York Eerier 58 a landlord shouted into the telephone Hey Dvvyer I wont be in court ever Ive just taken poison Goodbye Court Warrant Officer Patrick Dwyer was trying to find out Fri day why Eerier had kept a judge and jury wailing Eerier had been accused of not giving his tenants enough heat Relatives who found Berlers body said he told them he couldnt stand the disgrace of being sent to jail Dubuque Man Killed in Auto Collision was killed and John G Jungwirth Dubuque was critically injured a collision of their automobiles miles north of here Friday Sheriff Leo J Martin reported that Nortons automobile skidded on the icy pavement of highway wirths vehicle Norton received multiple skull fractures By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High government officials ttad tfefftrSe Parayzing ers One government official said action in the strike which has re sulted in shutdown of allied in dustries with force layoffs of some 55000 workers was imperative After Mr Truman had con ferred with members of the steel factfinding board Chairman Na than P Feinsinger said it was his belief that the president has some expectation of something happen ing in the near future He added Mr Truman did not tell the boarc members what he had in mind but Feinsinger said he was sure that the president is still think ing in terms of settlement not seizure Chester Bowles price adminis trator cut short his vacation in South Carolina to answer Presi dent Trumans summons for a meeting and indications were that the quesfion of steel price in creases was to be the chief topk of discussion The OPA chief has favored a steel price hike of no I more than a ton but some other federal officials contend the hike should be about S4 The CIO united steel work ers on the eve of the walkout had ac cepted Mr Trumans proposal of an 18 cent hourly wage boost The U S Steel Corp said to meet the pay increase the price of steel would have to be hiked greatly in excess of Since the steel walkout more than 20500 strikers have gone back to their jobs as about 50 which granted in most cases wage increase of 184 cents an hour or higher Saturday negotiations were un der way between the union and the Inland Steel corporation which employs about 11000 ir companies to approve cents hourly pay raise In Buffalo N Y about 2000 employes of the American Brass at midnight Sunday to join in strike of more than 20000 mem bers as ap Droved by the associations execu ive board and by the organiza tions delegate assembly 1 Giving the schools a perma nent place in the Iowa state tax ng program Barnes pointed put lhat the 1945 legislatures appro priations for schools came from surpluses and said such surpluses might not always be available 2 Strengthening the slate and county school administrations and adoption of a unified program for the good of Iowa schools Appropriating additional funds to meet the school code commissions recommendations for urther aid to schools further ag ricultural land credit and further aid for handicapped children 4 Giving consideration to the adequacy of the present law rela tive to pupil transportation 5 Extending and clarifying the teacher tenure law G Passing hills relating to adult education vocational education the establishment of kindergartens and the establishment by school districts of a schoolhouse fund for future building Measures enacted by the 1545 legislature relative to the financ ing of schools included appropria tion of a year sup plementary state aid appropria tion of a year for pupil transportation both of which have been challenged in the and the adjustment of tuition rates Other bills provided for the re organization of school districts adjustment of tax burdens on ag ricultural land and the right of school districts to discontinue school facilities and contract with other districts to furnish such facilities Teacher welfare acfs provided the beginnings ot a retirement program for a graduated mini mum salary schedule and im proved tenure laws Provision also was made for progressively raising the minimum legal re quirements for entering the teach ing profession in Iowa and for the establishment and financing a division for the education of handicapped children in the state department of public instruction BOOM TOWN Flagstaff Ariz several years a sign about 30 miles east of Flagstaff has read Meteor City Population 1 But thats all changed now Lonesome Jack Newsome the sole resident married Goldie Mo man of Andalusia Ala last week The sign now reads Meteor City We left room PROPOSE AREA IN CONNECTICUT FOR QUARTERS GreenwichStamford Area Is Selected by Members of Committee London Greenwich Stamford area of Connecticut was recommended Saturday as per manent headquarters of the united nations with New York City as the interim site in a report of the united nations special committee on headquarters of the TJ N O While making this specific rec ommendation an announcement by he UNO secretariat said the committee also is reporting on 3 other Park on the Hudson Blue Hilt in he Boston area and the north shore section northeast of Boston Final selection rests with the general assembly of the united na tions The committee which spent several weeks inspecting sites in the Boston and the New York areas is to arrive back in London Sunday night by plane An official statement said in describing the recommended per manent headquarters site in the North GreenwichStamford area The total district recommended runs to between 40 and 50 square miles with possibilities expan sion One third of the area lies in New York State and the site is roughly 30 miles from New York City Stamford is on the coast facing Long Island If facilities are not available In New York City the committee said Boston or Atlantic City might be the interim site Selection of interim and perma ient headquarters in America is the last big potentially controver sial Issue remaining for united na tions meetingin London far as organizational problems are con cerned Since the meeting is scheduled to end next Saturday the final de cision on both choices may be made during next week There has been some speculation how ever that only the interim site would be designated at this lime leaving the permanent headquar ters matter for a session later The United States delegation has taken a neutral position on the question of sites United nations delegates envi sioned a new era of frankness In international diplomacy Saturday affcr soviet Russia ana Great Britain clashed openly on the Greek dispute before the world security council Although there was no immedi ate indication as to what course the debate would take when the council meets Monday some dele gates expressed the belief that the case could be settled satisfac torily without cither party losing face by sending a UNO commis sion to Greece to investigate Trygve Lie pronounced Lee former foreign minister of Nor 2 Comments Jack uacK iy tneir joos as aoout 00 UBCK we leit room firms mainly steel fabricating the sign for further changes companies have signed contracts maybe well even have to get a which granted in most cases wace larger sign Colonel Ciled Des Moines U Col Wil liam V Hannay who has had charge of Iowa recruiting for the army since last Sept 25 has been plants at Indiana Harbor and Ch awarded the army commendation cago Heights HI Union officia lowan Dies tnufjujes 01 ine American iirass uj i companys plant were to quit work Confer 72 at midniEht Sundav to ioin in a President of the Fanners Mercan more Mercan years died v tiidii jtj j Vfiisf tuec from heart disease Thursday night STRIKES ATA GLANCE ASSOCIATED PRESS i white house action to end paralyzing steel strike termed imperative as President Truman calls OPA Chief Chester meeting with steel boar employes in alliedindustries n oar government to seize plants to end 13 day on prosress in ending 74 day old strike by 175000 employes in GM plants rrrf 1r Sunday by 20000 members OE Smelter Workers against Cal corPoration m way took office Saturday as the first secretary general of the united nations He was seated at the right hand of President Paul Henri Spaak as the assembly buckled down to issues it must dispose of to make next Satur days adjournment deadline MAGIC WORD New London Conn A main street grocer gave his old customers the pass word uran ium which assured them some butter when and if he had it Friday a school teacher accom panying a friend into the store used the word in her conversation The clerk overhearing reached beneath the counier and handed her a will be 55 cents he said The teacher was taken by sur prise Her friend took the butter Vacancy Signs for Future Apartments New York almost extinct signs bearing the legend Vacancies appeared Friday on Madison the only such signs in overcrowded New York But they referred to apartment houses for which only the excava tions have begun and which as the signs said would be ready with luck late in 1946 Favor Wage Increase Des Moines per cent of the farmers queried in a survey by Wallaces Farmer said Per cent increase and 14 a 30 per cent in e n m Id ct cl od 00 n ite   

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