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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COWP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AK3 ARCHIVg fl THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS j M Prq acd United Pres full Tiv COPT MASON CITY IOWA FBIPAY FEBRUARY 8 1946 i SHOWDOWN NEAR ON STEEL STRIKE Meat Industry Studies Proposal PLANE CRASHES men lotik over the wreckage or an A1fa air plane which crashed Thursday afternoon in a backyard on Chicagos south side kill army flyers AP Wirephoto K and A engr The 2 army pilots who were killed in the crash of an AT6F training plane Thursday were identified Friday as nil Lt and Capt Geolge Marshall North The plane crashed in a small backyard near the Chicago municipal airport from which the flyers had taken off to put 11 their flying time for the month the army f said Koenig was in Chicago on tem porary duty He had been regu larly assigned to March Field Cal Marshall had been on re cruiting duty at Eau CIaire Wis Sherman instructor at Hubbard branch of Lindblom tech nical high school said 2 men were burned to death when the ship caught fire and was destroyed Cook said the pilot must have had great presence of mind and vi iiiJiLLi xorKr uri Trie Queen skill becausetheplacelandedIn Mary is expected to arrive here a space not more than 38 by 40 Saturday or Sunday with 2 334 feet between a house and garage brides and children of American yet did not touch trees the house servicemen The passenger list in or the sarase He said it nnneht nixrinc lowans removed 2 bodies The and adjacent Grade school pupils kept in the classrooms ss B l mv ing the excitement but high schorl 14 months both of Lei students released at the uma Eesfr Dependents of Sgt Harm students released at the usual hour flocked to the scene House Group Passes Plan on Housing Washington IP The house banking committee approved Fri day emergency housing legislation providing for price ceilings on new homes and for continuance of government allocation of scarce building materials The committee struck from the bill all authority to put price ceilings on 40000000 existing dwellings and removed a section specifically providing for subsi dies fo spur production of build ing materials The vote was 13 to 9 Rep Palman DTex author of the bill said elimination of the provision for control prices on existing houses pulled the teeth from the measure This authority was requested by Wilson W Wyatt the new housing admin istrator The bill creates a new overall office administrator of housing and sets up preferences for veter ans in obtaining new houses Lung fishes live on the bottom of swamps and in time of drouth burrow in the mud plaster over the opening and wait forthe rains HIPOCKETS STEAM BATHS ear ZEKB 2ET ME OUT OK ILL BE TOO UJEAK ro PW MV NEUJSPSSPER BOY TOMORROWf Washington CUPJ Administra tion farm policies were blamed by some republicans Friday for this countrys inability to funnel more food to hungry and destitute peoples abroad The charges were made as gov ernment agencies went about the job of implementing President Tnnnans program for saving food at home in order to relieve star vation in warravaged areas of Europe and Asia Farm state republican congress men attending their annual Lin coln day dinner here agreed that this country should and must do its share io feed our allies and if possible our former enemies But they said that the United States might have been able to send far more food overseas dur ing the current crisis if adminis tration farm policies had not lour Carrier cannot afford to sifled food production They were credit anyone for more than one particularly critical of subsidies weeK and price control BRIDES COMING ON QUEEN MARY Dependents of Yanks Due Soon at New York New Queen Evelyn M Pratt and Alan L Pratt2 both of Leicester Eng Carl Bakker Aplington Nancy H Gord and Richard T Cord of Hattlesden England de pendents of Pfc Orville Howard Gord Bode Due at New York Friday on the William Few were the following North Iowa soldiers Pfc Arvid M Hanna Forest City Pfc Joy A Moore West Union Scheduled to arrive at New York on the Noah Webster Satur day is the following North lowan Pfc Edwin L Berry Lake Mills Woman Just Tired on 100th Birthday Des Moines Elizabeth Plainer Akers born in territorial Iowa and probably the oldest na tive lowan observed her 100th birthday anniversary Thursday The frail aged woman observed from her bed at her home here that she was not sick just tired A graduate of Cornell college at Mount Vernon where she re ceived both her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees Mrs Akers lays no claims to being the pioneer woman type Though she spent her early days in a log cabin Mrs Akers asserted she did not like to knit and added that she made the top of a sock one year and the heel the next She quilted no more than one quilt Donald Duck Bomb Blast Shakes UNO London heavy explo sion at the site of the Donald Duck bomb excavation in St James park Friday rattled the windows of Buckingham Palace the house of commons and the meeting place of the united na tions The explosion was caused by the buried bombs fuse and the TNT used to destroy it Thebombitself was neutralized Thursday Tiight when jets of steam melted out its internal organs Nobody was killed in the explo sion A black smoke cloud billowed above central London and the noise echoed over a large area United nations delegates in com mittee meetings at Church House near Westminster Abbey were startled by the noontime explo sion They were quickly reassured and continued their sessions Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and much coldd Friday night lowest tempera ture near zero Saturday fair and quite cold Iowa Colder weather with occa sional snow flurries and moder ately strong northwest winds in noon Partly cloudy and much colder Friday night Mostly fair and quite cold Saturday Minnesota Fair Friday night and able Saturday Decidedly and east portions w tures ranging from iu low north and zero to 5 belo south portion Outlook Sunday mostly cloudy somewha warmer with occasional ligh snow IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Friday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum 5 CIO IS SILENT AFL APPROVES 16 CENT BOOST FactFinding Board Urges Added Subsidies or Relief in Prices Washington govern ment Friday ottered a 16 cent an hour wage tied to larger subsidies or higher meat its prescription for settling the meat industrys wage dispute The plan proposed Thursday night by a federal factfindine board immediately rail into indus try opposition approval by the AFL union involved and a non committal attitude by the CIO Under its terms 5 major packing companies were asked to raise the wages 00000 production work ers 16 cents an hour absorb 5 cents of the added labor cost and re ceive added federal subsidies or price relief to cover the Ilcent balance Companies involved are Swift Armour Cudahy Wilson and John Morrell In Chicago the American Meat Institute a trade organization teamed the factfinders recom mendation unfair to the industry and said the companies were un able to absorb any partof the pro posed wage increase Officers the Amalgamated Butchers announced that the wage proposal did not meet their de mands but that workers accept ance would be urged at ihis time President Lewis Clark of the CIO Packinghouse Workers said he would call an immediate meeting ofhisnational wage and policy conference ill Chicago lo act on the proposal Ill the interim Clark said we will watch with interest what ac tion the i der to i mendatioii Under the factfinding plan the wage increase would be retroac tive to Jan date the gov ernment seized meatpacking plants The packinghouse workers struck Jan 16 in support of wage boost demands ranging up to 25 cents an hour Secretary of Agriculture Ander son now the nations boss butcher said he would present the find overnment takes r implement the recom ings to the wage stabilization poration board Friday for approval With the wage in effect In crease would raise the meat in dustrys total costs by less than west portion and overspreading Per ccntThe board said di f east portion by Fridav after rec labor costs now are from eight Iows DEMOCRATS to 10 per cent of total costs the panel declared adding nia Murdock of Utah McFarland TRUMAN STAYS IN WASHINGTON FOR MEETINGS Call Mass Meeting of Steel Workers for Expected Developments By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A showdown in efforts to settle Ihc vast steel and other major strikes appeared imminent Friday when President Truman cancelled lis planned Florida vacation be cause of the immediate critical situation requiring his attention At the same time a mass meet mff of 20000 striking steelworkcrs ibility that the senate would re was cailea in Baltimore Sunday ject the Case bill completely In district USW Director Albert At nn Pupnr v Senate Gives Case Measure Hostile Look Washington senate jave a cool reception Friday to the twofisted Case strikecontrol bill which won overwhelming approval Thursday in the house The bill got hardly a nod from the senate labor committee which was about to start writinir its own iabor measure It plans sometKinjr far milder than the house bill which was approved by a 258155 vote Some senators saw a strong pos GETS FIRST VALOR Carter right 15 year old Newton high school freshman smiles at Gov Robert D Blue following presentation of the first life say ing valor award offered by the state and the Iowa Safety council The award made Friday in the governors office in Des Moines was presented to the youth for sav ing 2 small boys from drowning AP Wirephoto K and A engr Senate Banking Favors Nomination of Allen Battle Over Pauley Expected to Result in Ickes Resignation Washington The senate banking committee voted 14 to 5 Friday to give a favorable report on President Trumans nomina tion George E Allen a presi dential adviser as a director of the Reconstruction Finance cor tional committee now soes to the senate where administration lieu The officially recorded vote on the Allen nomination was as fol ot JU Ui LtJlxll JUS La A O f VIIVVJlLiaS Ul Not more than 5 cents an hour Virginia Barkley of Kentucky of the necessary wage increase Bankhead of Alabama Radcliffe can safely be regarded as absorb of Maryland Downey of Califor capper Tax reductions shifts from gov of Kansas Buck of Delaware and ernment to more profitable civilian sales and some savings from overtime and excessive and costly labor turnover could be expected in the meat industry the panel noted The report said the 31 cents which should be covered by price or subsidy relief comes within the administrations present wage price policy Under this policy wage increase made to equal cost pfliving advances since 1941 may if necessary be the basis of price relief Blame Farm Policies for Food Shortage Typical comment was thai of Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper Iowa republican whose home state will tahe Z years to move their present grain yield to market at he current rate of shipment he one of the nations largest program also was criti We should help Europe all by milling industry leaders can he said But it is contended that the new tunate that we have not extraction order was un more so that we would be in a better position to help them Because ot administration policies he said we have achieved only partial production during the past 5 months During that They said the public could not use the harsher wheat flour effectively Most of the wheat kernel already was being used in one form or another they added we could have produced 5 to Associated Retail Bakers per cent more food if price America sent Mr Truman a ings had not been too low Rep A L Miller R Nebr said the necessity of sending livestock to market to conserve promising full cooperation but added the hope that the extraction order would be reviewed at an early time would provide a large surplus of meat which we can use in administrations program means that Americans will eat rope without hurting ourselvai He said lack of rail transportation was one reason for the domestic grain shortage Some Nebraska elevator men estimate luxuriously for a while with the exception of a temporary increase in meat and dairy supplies as grainconsuming animals are prodded to market Capehart of Indiana REPUBLICANS AGAINST Tobey of New Hampshire Taft of Ohio Butler oE Nebraska Milli kin of Colorado and Hickenlooper of Iowa Approval ot Allen leaves before the banking committee the con troversial nomination of Commo dore James K Vardaman Jr President Trumans naval aide for a 14 year term on the federal re serve board Hearings on this ap pointment are expected to begin Feb 18 Before the senate naval commit tee is a third contested nomina tion that of Edwin W Pauley former democratic national treas urer to be under secretary of the navy President Trumans determina tion to stick by his choice of Pauley stirred congressional spec ulation meanwhile that Interior Secretary Ickes soon might quit A number of legislators won dered privately whether Ickes position might become untenable as the result of Mr Trumans ac tion in seemingly siding with Pauley against his secretary of the interior in the years hottest polit ical dispute Ickes himself brushed aside re porters queries on the point with a terse I havent anything to say As an aftermath of Mr Tru mans news conference comments on the PauleyIckes dispute ad ministration lieutenants who de clined use of their names said the white house asked them to go down the line to what many think is certain defeat for the Califor nians appointment to be under secretary nf the navy no action on a clemency plea from Lt Gen Tomoyuki Yamashita condemned Japanese leader The irar department announce ment said General Douslas Mac Arthur hafl been notified of thi presidents decision Undersecretary of War Kenneth C Royall had told MacArthur not to carry out the death sentence against the erstwhile Tiger of Malaya pending presidential ac President Trumans decision ap parently had the effect of putting Yamashitas fate again in General TIGER LOSES PLEA TO TRUMAN Yamashitas Fate Back to Mac Arthur incnvia asiviu iitir vrny 5HK Washington war de wearing the piece of hosiery s artmenl announced Friday Pres exclaimed Iprjf ftTvf hnftr t sartme ident it was in f in aiian announced uecause we ex for at least a major overhauling pect important developments and to eliminate some of its teeth believe it will be necessary to call the membership together at that lime and explain the situation to my event they to eliminate some of its teeth Sen James E Murray D Mont chairman of the senate labor com mittee hoped to finish hearings Saturday on the presidents fact finding bill with the testimony of CIO President Philip Murray He predicted the committee would waterdown even the presi dents bill and that measure is no where near so tough as the house bill introduced by Francis Case RS Dak Rep Most senate committee members xvarmed up to only one provision in the Case one calling for a strengthened and betterpaid mediation service in the labor de partment The committee was split sharply aver other sections including a provision to make labor unions subject to civil suit for strike vio lence of breach of contract It also appeared likely that the senate committee might not ap prove the Case plan to take away a unions bargaining rights because of strike violence The houseapproved bill also would permit labormanagement boards to me court injunctions to enforce a 30day cooling off period before a strike may begin in a ma jor industry Combat Award Minneapolis unidenti fied Minneapolis woman Thurs day night proudly displayed her decoration for crashing the ny lon sale at Daytons department store The woman attended party wearing a stocking foot pinned to her dress When her curious friends asked her why she was been decorated the of the course MacArthurs hands The supreme court last Monday upheld the mil itary commission which convicted Yamashita of condoning atroeitie in the Philippines McArthur earlier this week re viewed and affirmed Yamashita recent conviction by a Manil military tribunal on charges of re sponsibiiity for atrocities Philippines In upholding the sentence Mac Arthur found Yamashita false to his duty as a professional soldier and not entitled to die as one allah announced because we ex them However in Washington a spokesman at national CIO head quarters said he knew of no de velopments in the steel strike which would justify the Baltimore mass meeting White house aids said the labor crisis and related wageprice pol icy question were involved in the presidents decision As and labor lead ers sought to bring a quick end to the steel strike telephone opera tors in Washington D C voted 10 to 1 in favor of a strike for higher wages The independent Washington telephone traffic union whose members quit work twice recently said the operators approved a strike within 2 weeks either over local issues or in con nection with a possible nationwide strike by the National Federa tion of Telephone Workers As work stoppages throughout the country left idle a near all time high of more than 1460000 the labor picture indicated Possible settlement of the 19 day old strike of 750000 CIO steel workers which also has made idle more than 100000 workers in al lied industries All end of the strike by 3500 tugmen in New York which has lied up the citys harbor and sharply reduced fuel and food sup plies Possible approval by one union of a federal fact finding boards proposal for a 1G cents an hour wage increase for meat industry production workers Cancellation of a scheduled 2 hour work stoppage in Met ropolitan New York by the Great er New York CIO council in sup port striking Western Union employes The wage dispute in the steel industiy held major attention and government and union officials expressed hopes for a quick end to the nations biggest work stoppage President Truman was renewing his efforts to end the strike and a white house official said a settlement of the controversy may be announced before Mr Truman discloses the governments new wageprice policy which is ex m the pccleci within a day or two Both CIO President PhiiiB Mur ray antl Vice President John A Stephens of the U S Steel corpor ation who have been meeting the past few days met with Mr Tru man Thursday A settlement if effected was expected to be based on the dents recommendation of an hour ly wage increase of JSfe cents with the government ready to offer the industry a price increase of ap proximately a ton The CIO union on the eve of the strike had accepted the cent pay boost but it was rejected by TJ S Steel Meanwhile another 18000 steel workers who had been barred from walking out earlier by Min nesotas 30 day strike notice Friday joined the 750000 steel workers already idle across the country In Washington OPA Chief Ches ter Bowles who talked with Pres ident Truman Thursday conferred again at the white house Friday but declined to comment ENGLISH BRIDE group of Rockford citi zens turned out to meet the towns ffirst English bride Mrs Bill Mehmen when she made her appearance at Rockford after her arrival at New York on the S S Ar gentina Ear Houdek editor and publisher of the Rock ford Register left welcomed the bride for the town of Kockford Bill Mehmen who received his discharge from the army several months ago is shown greeting his young daughter Patricia Ann whom he had not seen since she was 5 days old FEPG BACKERS ADMIT DEFEAT Washington success of the FEPC filibuster was con ceded generally Friday Even ardent hackers ot the fair employment practice commission legislation acknowledged private ly they had lost their fight to bring the measure to a final senate vote The forma verdict will be forth coming Saturday The senate has agreed to vote then on a motion to limit FEPC debate but sup porters of the bill admittedly can not muster the twothirds major ity necessary to put across the so called gagrule and thus insure a quick vote on the legislation   

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