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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             JUHJR ARCHIVES liOlNtS IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IQWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 fggKUAEY 4 J946 RUSSIA DROPS UNO ACTION DEMAND One Man s Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGWJ Mason City Bandar p WOJ Ames Tuesday DM Iowa crtjrWednesday r City Saturday Report From the Land of Flowers TF YOURE the average Amer can I venture you are looking forward to the time not so far away when you can step on the starter and hit out for some dis tant place The end of tire and gasoline rationing plus the pros pect of warm weather have com bined to give you itching feet That being the case it occurred to me that you might like to have a little preview of hat jauut youre planning to make Jly little story wit be about Florida the land of flowers and perpetual sun shine Maybe youre thinking in terms of California or Oregon or Maine or Pennsylvania Whatever tt be some of he conditions I de scribe will be somewhat the same The pretext for my little motor trek to the land of flowers was a national AP managing editors convention at which I happened to have a very unimportant place on the program From Mason City to Mason City I was gone exactly 2 weeks with about 8 of the 14 days spent on the road the re maining 6 days in Miami down Mrs Hall and I J4 traveled what i suppose would be called the eastern route through Indiana Kentucky Ten nessee the Carolinas Georgia and down the eastern seaboard of Florida Coming back we traveled the Tamiami trail through the Ever glades up the gulf coast of Flor Nursery Ship Brings Brides to US New York army trans port Argentina converted from a grim troop carrier to a bride ship and floating nursery brought 456 thrilled British brides and 170 babies to America Monday to be reunited with their GI husbands and fathers With God Bless America and The Star Spangled Banner blar JDST from its loudspeakers the Argentina entered strikebound New York harbor under a clear starlit sky and docked at its pier just as dawn was breaking Lt Col Floyd Lyle of Fair Lawn N J the transport com mander said in a ships lounge in terview after the docking that it was the roughest voyage he had ever experienced but that the ondes and their babies had come through in fine style Lyle said as many as 200 of the passengers were seasick at one ime He said however that with the help of nurses stewardesses and a WAC detachment on board the brides all were well taken care of as were the babies whose moth ers were too sick to care for them The shipboard romance of 2 House Rejects Move to Kill Labor Bills Washineton The house re ected 130 to 42 Monday a sudden urpnse move to kill all labor leg islation pending before it The attempt was made by Kep eller DN Y in a proffered mendment to a sweeping strike onfrol measure by Rep Case R lyonsters children Mil kiled durlng MHz broke up as reporters looked on but there was some hope that the young couple might patch it upon a westbound train Monday night Simon 5 son of Mrs Gladys Adams 27 is enroute to the home Enroute to Iowa Southampton England Mrs Lawrence Nichols and her 4yearold son who are going to Independence Iowa were among the GI wives and babies who left for America Monday the Queen Mary of his stepfather former Staff Sgt Ueorge Adams Indianapolis This is my girl friend Simon introduced sixyearold Gloria blueeyed pigtailed doughter of Mrs Joan Antrim 25 I am not Simons girl friend Gloria sputtered Simon shrugged his shoulders I dont care lie said and stamped off to his stateroom Gloria and her mother are to Des Moines Iowa lo join former navy Lt Francis Antrim Mrs Peggy Roberts 18 said she nad had only two bananas in six years Both she and Mrs Joan agreed that bananas were the food they most wanted The Argentina docked at 630 a m Her portholes ablaze as the women finished lastminute pack ing and primping the Argentina arrived at Ambrose lightship at a m and made its ivay up the bay in the face of a biting north wind A Sunday quiet prevailed tn the harbor as the result a tug boat strike and only an occasional ferryboat whistled a greeting to the brideship as it moved up the icecaked north river ta its pier More than 200 anxious hus bands of the Argentinas passen ers were waiting meanwhile at an American Red Cross chapter house to greet their brides In effect the Celler motion was o strike out the entire bill Celler had told the house this ives you an opportunity to de eat all this hasty bad legisla n After rejecting his motion the members wentahead with consid AlannTna r nntnoT nf nt Alabama a corner of Misslssipt western Tennessee and western Kentucky entering Illinois atPa diicah The entire trip totaled 400 miles My best jruess on the moto mileage from Mason City to Mlam is 1800 miles During the entir Jaunt we encountered only 2 mino incidents of automobile trouble Once it was motor stoppage from bad gasoline the other time was a lire Incidentally it will hearten you in connection with that projects trip of yours to know that I wa able to walk into a tire shop a Fort Myers Fla order a new Ur and have it placed on a wheel o my car within the period of a rial hour I was prepared to limp horn matter of 1500 miles or on a secondhand tire encouraging fact tc those planning a trip is tha on only one occasion during our nights on the road did we en counter serious trouble in finding hotel facilities That was at Corinth Miss Theru we were told that not only every hotel room but every tourist camp in the community was occupied Our traveling companions on the return trip I neglected to say were Mr and Mrs Eugene Pete Hoyt Mr Hoyt is managing editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette Unablj to obtain sleeping quar ters in Corinth we proceeded on to Jackson Tenn There the story was the same So Mr Hoyt tele phoned ahead to a couple size able towns over the line in Ten nessee But they like Corinth were loaded to the gunwales So with the misty rain beating down on as we got back in onr car bent on driving allTiight by turns or until we found either a hotel room or a vacant tourist cabin along the way It wasin a little town called Martin a few miles from the Ken tucky border and within 50 miles of Paducah that we came to a Not only were rooms avail able but the proprietor seemed glad to see us This was at about 1 o clock in the morning DOAD conditions generally were AV surprisingly good We had ex pected that the highways would be showing the effects of the war time deficiency of maintenance out in this we were pleasantly surprised In Iowa and Illinois and Indiana most of the roads are of concrete a the states starting with Kentucky heres a preponderance of blacktop Ab sence of temperature extremes such as we know in the north U o maintain as phalt and farvia surfaces at reas onable cost Incidentally much of Illinois network of concrete roads is due lor a rather drastic overhauling m the early future Illinois pio in the construction of ce ment roads and today has both a larger percentage and a larger Continued on Page 2 j of amendmentsto the Case bill Strong sentiment for tonine down theCaseplan developed at a conference of house republicans GOP Leader Joseph MartJn Jr of Massachusetts told newsmen that several members demanded modification of the bill The Case measure would set up a national mediation board with power to step into Major labor disputes and forbid strikes or lockouts for 30 days To help the board Case would permit wider use of court injunc tions against either labor or man ifier lide breakinS a contract Members said the preliminary tests on amendments to eliminate re of those Provisions e clearly how the house will go when the bill itself comes lo a showdown vote Tuesday or Leaders insist privately they still expect the measure to emerge intle changed from its present form Foes of the Case bill will have hopes of defeating it One is that the republicans might fail to support it in a block as some party members have indicated they will The other is for the op Jonents to get together solidly be nnd a compromise So far thev naven t J Weather Report FORECAST ason City Cloudy and warmer Monday night Lowest tempera ENGLAND MUST DRAW FORCES OUT OF GREECE Soviet Had Complained to UNO of British Endangering Peace London Russia agreed Mon day to drop her demands for se curity council action against the British in Greece with the un derstanding that Britain would withdraw her troops there as soon as possible FOR THEIR section of the Red Cross headquarters in their British brides who reached U S v 0 in the war lork Monday while awaiting arrival of to right Charles Mo Mullen Washington Clyde Hamilton Kansas HH Th right Charles John W Miller Whilini AP I Court Denies Yamashita Appeal Je 1 PREPARING FOR AMERICAN HOMESTwo British war bndes holding their children await the moment y en they vail leave the liner Argentina to start the last lap of the journey to jom their husbands following the arrival of Left to right Mrs William imer with Veronica standing and Barbara in arms P GeneseaU Mrs William Mehmen with Patacia Ann on way to Rockford Iowa AP Wirephoto Truman Holds Meeting on SteelStrike Washington Triiman held a hurriedlycallo conference with Secretary of La bor Schwelienbach and CIO Pres ident Philip Murray Monday in renewed white house effort to en the steel strike deadlock Neither Schwelienbach n o Murray would comment as the emerged from the halt hour ses sfon which began at the unusual ly early hour of a m but th labor secretary said We came out smiling Murray who also is head of th CIO United Steel Workers saic only to reporters The president asked me tc come over to talk with him abou the steel situation The president is reported to b sticking by his proposal that thi 750000 striking steel workers b given an 18 cents an hour in crease Current conferences ap parently have to do with a deci sion on how much an increase should be granted manufacturers in the price of steel Schwelienbach said he did no know whether the president had any plans to summon Benjamin F Fairless president of United Slates Steel for a talk white house owa Mostly cloudy and warmer Monday night with occasional light rain east Por tion Monday Tuesday cloudy with occasional rain except rain changing to snow flurries and colder west portion Tuesday afternoon linnesota Cloudy and warmer Safford Reverses Charges of Suspicion in P H Testimony Captain Changes Mind in Accusation Against nH l and light freezing rain or drizzle central portion Monday nighL Tuesday light snow north and occasional light rain and warmer south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis cs for 24 hour period ending at o clock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday ffiAR AGO Maximum Minimum GlobeGazette weather statistics T Z4 hour period ending at 8 clock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday AR AGO Maximum Arinimum 28 22 28 25 21 18 2 0 Marshall and Stark Washington Naval Captain L F Safford reversing his pre vious Pearl Harbor testimony said Monday I have no suspicion against any individual as to high command violation of laws against destroying public records Earlier in the day Safford had testified that suspicion exists in his mind that Gen George C Mar shall and Adm Harold R Stark had so broken the law The question at issue was whe ther copies of a winds code mes sage which Safford said gave Washington a 3day tipoff of the Japanese attack on December 7 1941 was received here and later destroyed Under questioning by Senator Lucas DI11 of the senate house committee Safford said he did not suspect responsibility for destruction of the records rested with a group of naval officers as he had said before do have suspicion ut 17 15 t against Stark and Marshall asked Lucas referring to a reply Safford ad given Rep Clark DN C I have no proper basis for sus picions against any individual Safford replica DTenn said he couldnt understand that kind of answer that it appeared that if Safford liad suspicions they must be directed against persons Safford said it was a fact that official records are missing but he did not know how The officers whom Safford pre viously had said should not be suspected were Capt A E Kra mer Capt A H McCollum Ad miral T S Wilkinson and Admiral Leigh Noyes He said they with him were the we in his state ment that a winds message had ben received and knew it meant war Dangerous Word Chicago ff A whisper ny lons spread through a south side store Soon 500 women congre gated at the stocking counter Alarmed the store manager called police and Police Sgt Law rence Krause arrived with 16 men Krause jumped on the counter and called for order but was booed down A patrolman who took a bold stand in front of the counter was pushed 50 feet down the aisle The store manager thought it lad gone far enough He called off the sale The only casualty was GeorSe Clark who lost on o e ons from h1Siunorm short stories in the world After conferences with industry leaders the white house is ex pected to bring forth a new steel price formula in a decisive effort to gain U S Steel corporation ac ceptance and send 750000 CIO United Steelworkers back to their jobs Indications that some sort showdown is due this week were seen in President Trumans plans to leave the capital next Monday for a 2 fishing cruise in Florida waters Although Mr Truman has trans acted state business from his yacht before the flurry of white house activity left the impression he is hoping for a settlement be fore he quit town This view was bolstered by the announced de cision to bring people outside the government into the steel strike talks this week Mr Truman consulted 4 of his own top economic advisers on Sat urday Reconversion Director John W Snyder OPA Adminis trator Chester Bowles Secretary of the Treasury Fred M Vinson and Secretary of State Byrnes Both Vinson and Byrnes are for mer reconversion directors Meanwhile a step toward set tlement of the Packinghouse Workers dispute also is ex pected this week The factfinding board headed by Edward W Wilte was reported ready to present its recommendations to Secretary of Labor Schwelienbach Monday Schwellcnbachs office said it did not know whether the findings would be made public immediate ly An uneasy truce exists in the meat packing industry whose 263000 AFL and CIO workers turned to their jobs a week ago after the government took over Ellery Queen the detective has the largest collection books devoted to detective GENERAL TAMASHTTA Place Strong Guard Around Nazi Prison Vuernberg fljfi The Uniled States army placed a strong guard of tanks and riflemen around the Wuernberg courthouse and prison Monday on a tip that the nazi un derground planned an attempt to ree Hermann Goering Rudolph Wess and other top war criminals Machine guns were mounted in ide the courthouse and the jail Heavy tanks rumbled into position at strategic points commanding all entrances to the buildings where the top criminals of the nazi regime are on trial for their ives j Authorities said they also had 5osted airplane spotters on the prison roof apparently fearing an attempted paratroop rescue sim lar to that which snatched Benito Mussolini from an Italian prison more than a year ago An unconfirmed rumor circu ated that nazi elite guards and egular German army troops in erned in camps within 20 miles Nuernberg had planned a mass scape with the intention of at ackmg the prison and rescuin heir former leaders There was no confirmation of hat report But the sudden pre autions indicated that the Amcr can authorities were taking no hances Maj Gen Ernest N Harmon ommander of the U S third rmys troubleshooting special po ce force took charge of security measures Sandbag barricades erected around the prison uilding Observers pointed out that the hird army area of which Nuero center contains 64 camps holding them are Jap General Faces Death on Gallows supreme court refused Monday to save Japanese General Yamashita from death on the gallows Chief Justice Stone delivered the supreme courts 62 decision Justice Jackson now acting as chief U S prosecutor in the nazi trials in Europe had no part in Yamashitas case Justices Murphy and Rutledffe aissenteil The court overruled Yamashita on all points Stones 7000 word opinion de clared in part It appears that the order con the commission of 5 gen erals who tried Yamashita was a lawful order that the commission was lawfully constituted that Pe titioner Yamashita was charged with violation of the law of war and that the commission had au thority to proceed with the trial and in doing so did not violate any military statutory or consti tutional command Yamashita was convicted by the American military commission in Manila of condoning uncounted atrocities by his invading troops in he Philippines The cncniy general was the first to the that the presence of British troops In Greece endangered the Peace The sudden modification in the soviet stand came after another acrimonious exchange between the British and soviet representatives Ernest Bcvin and Andrei Vish jnsky who first debated tile question last Friday Foreign Secretary Bevin de forces in Greece Edward R tmius Jr the American delegate moved to dismiss the charges and both France and China the re maining permanent members council supported Stottimus We are not here to vote each other down Stettinius told the council He said the American government was satistied that the British troops in Greece did not constitute a situation likely to en danger peace Bevi cried lie Monday In the United Nations Security Council to a charge by Vishinsky that Bri tish troops in Greece were pro tecting the rightist forces there In a hot and heavy argument over Russias demand for the im mediate withdrawal of the troops on the ground that they endan gered internationalnttjceXBevitV asserted Mr Vishinsky says that our troops m Greece are protecting the give the lie to thatS He spoke after Vishinsky in a 90mimite statement had chal lenged Bevins friendliness toward Russia in telling the Security Council last Friday that the real danger to world peace was Mos cow propaganda against the Bri tish Pm not unfriendly toward Hus sia Bevin said in his detailed re I buttat delivered for the most part in a calm slow voice I just want equal treatment He did not say what equalitv ha had in mind Bevin declared that in charge brought against Britain by Russia the honor of my country and the British commonwealth is involved He denied emphatically tljat Britain was in any way endanger ing the peace of the world and de clared that if Vishinsky really be lieved it was then Bevin should not be in the security council The Russian foreign vice com missar replying to Bevins defense Greece Pacific war leader to be tried as j of British policies in i ivar criminal In appcalinc to against soviet attack declared supreme court he contended Does he think that his declara that the military commission dldition is in harmony with what he not have authority to try him said about the friendship between Last December the fourth anniversary of Pearl military commission in Manila de creed death Yamashita by hanging for tough SS erg is the risonerofwar fO438 prisoners Amon n estimated 80000 roopers A strict security blackout was amped on details of the pur orted plot but it was learned lat American counterintelligence ents had obtained a tip on a armed jail break over the week end ESQUIRE WINS IN MAILING CASE Allow Lightly Clad Models in Mail Class Washington supreme court Monday struck down a post office department attempt to bar Esquire magazine and its lightly clad ladies from use of 2nd class mail Justice Douglas delivered the high courts 80 decision Justice Jackson took no part in the case Douglas said To withdraw the 2nd class rate from this publication today be cause its contents seemed to one official riot good for the public would sanction withdrawal of the 2nd class rate tomorrow from an other periodical whose social or economic views seemed harmful to another official Former Postmaster General Frank C Walker banned Esquire on the ground it did not meet a postal law requirement that to use the inexpensive 2nd class privi leges a publication must dissemi nate information of a public char acter or be devoted to literature the sciences arts or some special industry Esquire appealed to lower fed courts Protesting that the Walker order would force it to spend an additional 3500000 year ly to mail by parcel post ihe two nations Russia and Great Britain When we heard these words all the soviet delegation felt tha cold breath of the unhappy past We could not help thinking of the dark shadows which have worked not for good but for ill relations between the two countries At the Potsdam conference Russian Foreign Commissar V M Mololov submitted a soviet mem orandum including these two points That the allies establish normal relations with Bulgaria Finland Hungary and Romania and that the Greek regent be ad vised to install a truly democratic regime in his country Vishinsky said this memoran dum is what Mr Bevin calls a counterattack against Great Brit ain DELAY STRIKE IN CHARLES CITY Charles City strike deadline at the Oliver corporation farm tractor plant here has been postponed from l oclock Monday afternoon to 7 oclock Tuesday morning A closed meeting will be held Monday night when new contract proposals submitted by the com pany to the CIO union will ba read and voted on About 1700 employes are involved in the con troversy I UlLEYS FATHER DIES Oklahoma City F Post 76 father of Wiley Post late i famed aviator died Sunday   

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