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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             1 I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT Associated Press sad Unltta IFive Gents a Copy BOMB Will BE CKOPf tO ON SUICIDE flfEI OKOVflD 1 Off BIKINI ISLAND AND 12 SCATTERED OVER LACOON HUMAN EYES AND EARS win IE FAR AWAV BUT EVERY DETAIl TOE EXPLOSION Will BE OBSERVED AND KECOXDED BY AUTOMATIC INSTRUMENTS MOTION PICTURE CAMERAS SOUNDRECORDING WUIPMENT IEADENCASED AND HEATINSUIATEO IN CONCRETE DUGOUTS AND EMPLACEMENTS B29 AT 30000 FEET DROPS BOMB SET TO EXPLODE m AIR ATSEVERAt HUNDBHTFEET FLAGSHIP AND OBSERVATION SHIPS ABOUT TEN MILES FROM THE LAGOON AUTOMATIC MOVIE ERAS ON tOOFT STEEL TO W MS PICTURE BOMB BURST MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS cased m lead are photographing the scene through BortholM All en operating behind protective shiphK that camera shutters are scene is realized LOOCiS that when this scene is realized 100 fonh Predicted that when this the literate national Navy Plans to Repair Atomic Bomb Damaged Ships on Spot toSpeed Second Experiment TIT tc navy assjgn its crack salvage crews to rush repairs on target ships dam aged iY thefirst atomic bombtest so they can be blasted again in the second Heading the repair units will be Commodore William A Sullivan whose salvage feats made possible the prompt use of demolition wrecked harbors in Africa and Europe during World war U Test officials said Thursday the joint task force will be prepared to carry on 20 major repair oper ations simultaneously at Bikini atoll making it virtually unneces sary to bring bombdamaged ships back to Pearl Harbor in order to ready them for the second test Task force experts said the plans for quick repair of damaged tar get ships emphasize a point they have been the Bikini atoll trial is a giant laboratory experiment rather than a simu lated battlefield effort to destroy all targets at once Acting under specific orders from the joint chiefs of staff the task force has arranged what it hopes will be a program of graded destruction ranging up from neg ligible damage to destruction Here is how the task force thinks the pattern of damage may shape 1st exploded a few hundred feet above the anchored target ships in the atoll Topside damage to superstructures and abovewater portions of hulls from blast pressure and heat emitted by the bomb 2nd explodedat surface level Worst damage ex pected to come from a huge tidal wave possibly as high as 10D feet created when the surface blast depresses and pushes outward the water around the bomb burst 3rd and final ploded at another site and in sev eral thousand feet water The object is to plant the explosion deep under the target fleet so that watertransmitted pressure will drive in the hulls of the ships Task force officials say that even if the bomb needed for the third deepwater test were ready and it is only in the planning Phase thrs experiment would not I be tried first The reason All the I target ships might be destroyed I leaving no chance to assess damf age results waves PRISON CAMP AT ALGONA CLOSES Enlisted Men Sent to Jefferson Barracks Algona The prisoner of war camp at Algona was being closed Ihursday so far as the local com munity is concerned and by Sun day night it will be officially closed and turned over to U S army engineers It Co A T Lobdell com mander of the camp for the past 3 years announced that orders were received for all enlisted men numbering 35 on duty at the camp to leave Thursday for Jef ferson Barracks Mo for dis Soon the camp which at its peak processed 5000 German pris oners will be but a memory Some of the prisoners were so steeped in naziism that prison of ficials did not dare let them min gle freely with ordinary German soldiers In many cases crazed nazi fanatics openly threatened to till Germans not of their belief when the opportunity arose All officers on duty at the camp lave been ordered to leave with in the next few days with the ex ception of Lt Richard Baughman and Sgt Kelly in charge of fi nance The officers will report at separation centers or on other as signments Regular army officers will remain in the service Since Jan 29 4 public sales of used army equipment and sup plies at the camp have been held The last of these was Monday vhen 1320 line items were sold There were 91 bidders The last prisoners at the camp numbering 98 left Sunday for Ft rook Nebr making a total of 600 delivered there from the Al Cona camp 1948 OLYMPIC GAME TO LONDON London 1948 Olympic games will be held in Lord David Burghley himself an Olympic hurdles champion but presently chairman of the British Olympic council who made the announcement said the exact dates of the world sports festival since the games were held ArJ l6had not been JJUL uuen decided Both the 1940 and games the latter scheduled for Tokyo were called off because of the war RITES SET FOR BAPTIST PASTOR The Rev Rush Wagner Will Be Buried Sunday for Baptist e a a hospital in Rochester Minn will be held Sunday at 3 p m at the first Baptist church in Northwood which he served for 8 years Officiating will be the Rev J H Cochrane of Cedar Falls as sisted by the Rev Wayne Chris tianson of Osage close friends and fellow pastors of the deceased Burial will be in Sunset Rest cemetery in Northwood The Con ner funeral home will be in charge UNO HURRIES TO ADJOURNMENT Expect Quick Approval on Headquarters Site London united na tions general assenibly swiftly toward the close of its first session was expected to clear the way for adjournment Thurs day by quick approval of New York City and the nearby New YorkConnecticut area as the temporary and permanent homes of the UNO Other questions before the as sembly were expected o be dis posed of without difficulty These included a 5power resolution calling for worldwide conserva tion and equitable distribution of foods and a proposal linking the world federation of trade unions and the American Federation of Labor with the economic and so cial council in an advisory ca pacity The 11nation security council which Wednesday night disposed of the controversial Indonesian case was expected to remain in session after the adjournment of the assembly Officials said il might not finish its business be fore Friday night or even later The council still was faced with SyrianLebanese demands for withdrawal of British and French troops from the Levant A Leba nese delegate said Wednesday that the matter would definitely go to the security council The French have demanded deletion from the SyrianLeba nese complaint of a statement that french troops in the Levant con stitute a constant menace to peace and security The Leba lese delegate said direct nego tiations with the French were virtually deadlocked The council cleared its agenda of all other Issues exdept the Le vant dispute Wednesday nightby voting against intervening in In donesia and by deferring action on an Albanian application for UNO membership The Indonesian issue was marked closed by Council Presi dent N J O Makin of Australia after the council refused to send a commission to investigate the ndonesian situation and declined o adoEt a resolution which would have restricted British military activity in the area The soviet Ukraine sought the ommission investigation but only Russia and Poland favored it in council vote No negative ballot vas taken since 7 affirmative were required for approval The resolution calling for united nations action to avert a world Northnood Funeral services natons atlon to avert a world ir the Rev Rush F Wagner 48 n cnsls was introduced by aptist clergyman who died at a Ti behalf Britain the isnital in RnrVifcetfty united Staies Russia The Andes mountains lie across more degrees of latitude than any other range e United States Russia France and China Bevin declared that half the worlds population might soon face a famine because of a nee shortage He cited an estimated wheat shortage of 5000000 tons and a rice shortage of 2000000 tons but declared that with proper dis tribution we might avoid starva tion m many areas Letter no dredth of an more than a hun inch thick can be can e produced by the huge splitting machines used by modern tan ners This Paper Consols ol SectionsSection Ont Pa m Snagged on Price Boost TRUMAN IS PUT IN TOUGH SPOT BY ICKES RIFT Secretary Calls for Justice Department to Probe Testimony Washingrton explosive exit of Harold L Ickes from the cabinet shoved President Truman Ihursday on to the toughest politi cal spot of his white house career In abrupt language Ickes de clared the presidents cabinet was ne m which he could no longer ierve and retain my self respect In even blunter fashion Ickes called upon the justice depart ment to inves tigate the truth of testimony which Edwin W Pauley Mr Trumans nomi nee for under secretary of navy has given in senate hear ings of his qua 1 i f ications Ickes categori cally charged PATTTPV that Pauley FAULEY made state ments under oath which were not This slambang leavetaking of he man who has directed the de partment of interior since 1933 posed these immediate problems for Mr Truman 1 He has to select a new sec retary of the interior and he was reported to be seeking an ap pointee of such top caliber that Jie nomination would tend to off set the circumstances Ickes resignation 2He faces the repairing whatever damage has been done n party ranks Congressional elections come up this fall with a presidential contest ahead in Ickes long has had a substantial following in the new deal wing of the party 3 He must decide whether to ress for Pauleys confirmation to he navy post despite the fresh handicaps posed by Ickes bitter attack 4 He has to neutralize the po itical dynamite which Ickes created in a postresignation tatement that he did not care to continue in an administration where Im expected to commit perjury for the sake of a party The end may not be yet Ickes ndicated he may have more to ay about his charges that Pauley California oil man suggested to lira in 1914 that could raised from interested oil men or the democratic campaign und if the government did not push its suit to establish title to ffshore oil lands It was Presi ent Trumans comment that ekes could have been mistaken n his testimony that brought the esignation The senate naval committee re umes hearings on the Pauley lomination next week with Pauley scheduled to offer a re uttal to the Ickes testimony ekes told reporters his own re ppearance before the committee depends on what Pauley has o ay Monday Congressional reaction to the abinet officers smoking depart re from the government was LtttlejMiss Valentine Is Popular Girl Chicago Miss Val entine said Thursday that she guessed just about everybody her for their Valentine fane had more than 32000 Val entines to prove it She is only 11 years old but Evelyn Valentine has been an in fc i or 7 years Most of the time shes been bedridden Kind people help her ry ep er forget the pain of rheumatic fever Theyre nice Evelyn said But Id rather ride a bicycle The doctor says none of my friends can visit me Hj said Id have to forget about school for a while too All I have is my Val entines Evelyn blond and chubby said she hoped she would be able to go toschool next year She was to have started last Valentines day but she got sick affain and couldnt go I finally got to go one semester again saidEhed received the 32 Im back in bed Valentines since she first be she already aiiv airca has received several hundred bed surrounded by Valentines and unopened let ters Evelyn said she never could answer all her mail Her mother Mrs Ruth Valentine said she had tried to help but that the letters kept coming in too fast to answer Valentines day day Evelyn said is my own Sometimes wish Id been born on that day but then Id only gel one celebra tion This way I get two Evelyn said she had been in vited to a party Thursday bu the doctor wouldnt let her go He wouldnt even let me have a party of my own she said I guess Ill just have to celebrate by myself looking at my cards THE WORDAGE GROWSAs the joint congressional ir uxed A number of southern emocrats applauded his exit vhile westerners had praise for he way he administered his de artment Some democrats too aid they thought Mr Truman lould pick a good man as Ickes quickly It was generally agreed that the ipital has seldom seen such a larp exchange between a cabinet ember and his president Ickes Tered his resignation as secre ry of interior effective March 1 Mr Truman pointedly made ie effective date Feb 15 in ac epttng it and added I also con der that this terminates all of our other governmental activi To this Ickes fired back in an her letter I assure you that I ave had no secret design having as secretary of the in rior to hold on to any other fice under your jurisdiction Vonder If Chickens Veeded References Reno Ncv newspa jrs their housesforrent column ng empty ran this ad For small hicken house goat house adjoin g suitable for couple No chil ren or pets References required mmediate occupancy now vacant hown by appointment only By nightfall answers were pour ing in Senate Labor Group Passes Move to Up Minimum Wage Q K Legislation for Boost From 40 Cents to 65 Cents an Hour Washington senate la bor committee Thursday approved legislation to fix a 65centsan hour minimum wage arid provide a broad expansion of coverage Chairman Murray D Mont said there was no record vote on the committees action to put most i retail nesses wages from the present 40 cents level to G5 cents This would in ease after 2 years to 70 cents and then go up again after 2 years to 7o cents Cold Wave Moves Into Mason City A drop of 38 degrees in tem perature for Mason City from 3 above at 8 a m Thursday to 20 below Friday morning was fore cast for Mason City and north Iowa Thursday By 1 p m Thurs day the temperature had already slid down to 5 degrees above from the 18 registered earlier The cold wave came in with strong northerly winds which were forecast to diminisli late Thursday night Fridays predic don was fair and cold with rising temperatures in the The weather bureau said the cold wave would cover the entire state Heavy snow was fall ing in the northeast sec tion of the state Thursday and o c casional snowfall was reported in oth er areas Hi gh ways ranged from normal to icy in the north east and roads saW that some workers are covered by provisions of the present fair labor board standards act although most of them now receive 65 cents an hour or more lrom 40 cen ifj Warehouse Strikers lts I Agree on Wage Plan coverage explained that it would give the present wage act the same scope as that noxv existing under the national labor relations act The law now covers businesses engaged in interstate commerce Pepper estimated that from 4 000000 to 6000000 additional workers in large department stores wholesale establishments and chain business operations would come under the minimum wage provision He explained that the only ex emptions would be the small corner grocery store and the little business Pepper said the exemption would apply to any than eos5 ume or havine 4 or less unit1 Ouinn secretary of the teamsters chauf feurs warehousemen and helpers inursdaj that wages for striking warehousemen at the 7Up Iowa company in DCS Moines had been agreed but a retroactive date still were slippery in spots in the southeast High ways were reported in fair con dition around Mason City Heavy wind with dust but little snow caused some difficulty in drivine according to the Iowa State oafety patrol The present cold wave moved down from Canada Thursday Forecasters said however the se vere weather would be of short duration with the midwest get ting southerly winds and higher temperatures by Saturday Winds of 50 to 80 miles an hour lashed Ohio Wednesday nicht as a storm which originated in the nlf of Mexico sector moved east ward toward the Atlanticcoast The winds tore off the roofs of buildings and hundreds of trees and telephone poles were blown Chicago where traffic was im peded Wednesday night by the winter heaviest snow 3 G inches prepared for 5 below weather bv Friday with 25 mileanhour northerly winds There were nu merous accidents including one in which 20 persons were slightly in jured when a bus skidded over a curb Snow ranging from 3 to G inches fell and drifted in northern Mis souri northern Illinois and lower Michigan with lesser amounts in Ohio and Indiana 50mile an hour gale into New York state caused PRESIDENT REVISED POLICY ON WAGEPRICE Believe New Draft Asks More Liberal Price Control to Up Wages Washington new wage price policy was in President Tru mans hands Thursday but efforts to end the steel strike were re ported snagged again by a dispute over the forthcoming steel price increase Administration officials s u b mitted the revised wageprice pol icy to the president after he had rejected a proposal to revive strict ceilings for wages The revised draft was said to call for more Hb cra price controls to encourage employers to grant waee in creases It had been indicated earlier mat the steel price announcement was ready but was withheld pend ing the announcement of the pol icy changes When the recommen dations went to the president however it was reported that a disagreement had developed over application of the price increase There had been reports previ ously of a disagreement over whether the price adjustment of about 5 a ton would apply to all steel or merely to carbon steel which represents about 75 per cent of the output of the basic steel industry Spokesmen for the 750000 strik ing United Steel Workers CIO and the steel industry have been marking time for more loan a week awaiting a white house move on steel prices Swift settle ment of the25day old walkout was expected to follow the price announcement Bfr Trumans decision against jyivinff wage controls in the wartime pattern was a victory for Secretary of Labor Lewis B Schwellenbach and Chairman W Wirtz of the wage stabilization board They argnicd that wage eihnEs would discourage collec tive bargaining and provoke in dustrial unrest The rejected proposal was said o call for the wage stabilization board to enforce wage ceilings patterned after recent collective bargaining and the wage recom mendations of government fact finding boards The boards have proposed pay raises of 15 to 20 per cent After Mr Truman vetoed that roposal he was given a revised draft which was understood to irovidc a new classification ol vage increases for which employ ers could ask immediate price re ief Wage increases for which im mediate price relief could be asked would follow the same pat ern established by collective bar fining and government fact mding boards The only govenv raent control of wages would op rate indirectly through the lim t on price relief The administrations present vageprice policy allows unlim ted wage increases if the em ployer does not ask price relief vithin 6 months m cause a breakup of ice in the Niagara river at Buffalo and at least one fatality an unidentified swept downstream on a tegrating ice floe j Weather Report d man disin Church Burns Alexander which broke out shortly after a fire had been kindled in the church fur nace destroyed the United Meth odist and Congregational church Wednesday The church was a frame structure Educator Dies Northampton ZVfass ftP Wil liam Allan Neilson 76 former president of Smith college died e e Wednesday night a few days after completing a history of the insti Strikes At a Glance after paralyzing workers 10day work ouVtMIrfeerlc regulations nf JT The senator any business resumption of as LiuuAW PmsMonf j OU under the proposal even if U cUd in effort reach S economic new meetings ess than S500000 gross volume a halt strikes tel8aed I y at ending 25day walkout Of 7sn nnrf The committee left unchanged a proposal to increase minimum delayed FORECAST Mason City Cold wave Thursday night with low temperatures 15 20 below Partly cloudy with moderately strong northerly winds diminishing late Thurs day night Friday fair and cold but with rising temperatures in afternoon Iowa Cold wave Thursday night with lowest temperatures 15 to 20 below zero in extreme north and 510 below in extreme south Friday morning Partly cloudy with moderately strong northerly winds diminishing late Thursday night Friday fair and cold but with rising tempera tures in west in afternoon Minnesota Cold wave Thursday night with temperatures rang ing to 30 belmv north and 15 to 20 below extreme south Gener ally fair Thursday night and Friday Warmer north and west portions Friday afternoon Di minishing winds Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 21 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Thursday 18 Precipitation 01 Snow yt inch YEAR AGO Maximum 39 j Minimum 21   

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