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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             s iiriiii f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AN9 THE NEWSPAPER THAT CLAIM RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY TO GAIN URANIUM Canadian Government Investigates Gold Mine Firm Activities Ottawa The governments fcvestigation into a of ftfky information was linked Tuesday to its probe of El dorado Gold Mines Ltd renorf ft a Montreal report that Russian agents haH SSSL0 black market uranium Five Cents a Copy MARK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHCORS uonsMs ot Two Opposition to Telephone Strike Looms in NFTW and i story indicated that buying the uran mm failed to get it out of Canada The paper recalled government expropriation of the Eldorado mine some time ago and the sub sequent announcement of an of ducted by J Girant Glassco To ronto accountant Glasscos activities however are as veiled in secrecy as the royal commissions inquiry into of formation al though it is known that 22 em ployes or former employes of the government were arrested Friday m thg of the 22 it was learned ight held a rank very close to deputy minister highest rank attainable by a civil secant in the dominion None of the sus pects however held that rank The Canadian press said infor mation which touched off the in quiry was furnished the govern ment by Ivor Gosenko former cmef telegrapher at the soviet em bassy m Ottawa and that he and his wife were in protective cus tody of the government The full text of Prime Minister Mackenzie Kings first official statement regarding the leakage of information was broadcast wlth Allen J nto tie faee of Edwin Paulev T 5K jjc Pauley Says No Government Officials in His Business T j EXPECloN CASE TO JURY lhat a California oil Fort Dodge jury was expected to receive late Tuesday the case of Harold Nelson former guard at Etdora State Training School for Boyscharged with as sault with intent to commit great bodily injury Nelson accused of beating James Patrick Galvin 17 whilf the boy was an inmate of the school last August was one of 5 witnesses called by the defense Monday The others were Eldora and Hardin county residents who testified as to Nelsons good char acter and truthfulness Woman 75 Without Official Native State Clinton III Mrs j d Briggs is a woman without an of ficial native state Celebrating her 75th birthday 1nmrYerfary she recalled she was the first ot 9 children of Nicholas and Lavma Girard and she was born while the family was en route from Kansas to Illinois in a covered wagon The Buffalo trail the wagon followed wasnt marked so nobody was sure whether she was bom in Kansas or Missouri prompting that he expected to show that officials financially in terested in Pauleys enterprises were backing his nomination Pauley said he had talked cas ually with Hannegan democratic national committee chairman about investing in some Califor nia acreage if a well Pauley then was drilling showed the oil struc ture rtmnirig in the direction of the land in question When the structure was found to run in another direction Pauley said the matter was dropped He could not remember the date he said Tobey had promised new evi dence in his fight against Pauleys nomination P a n 1 e ys supporters however Saw new hope for their cause in the senates confirmation of an other Truman nominee George E Allen to be an RFC director Alien Pauleys former colleague on the partys national committee won approval to a 2 year term as reconstruction finance corporation director on a voice vote the senate voted BROWN DEFENDS BACKING STELLE Says National Group Acted in Best of Faith Des Moines in telligence work is mostly a mat ter of intellectual sweat in the opinion of Mai Gen William J Blast Kills Several in New Orleans build in in the downtown residential area here Tuesday killing an un determined number of persons and injuring a score of others tire Chief Frank Rivard and Police estimated that a score or more of persons all Neeroes lost heir Ivcs it the blast or jure ere ln he building housed RresdensThe blast occurred a m while the occupants were getting breakfast or mg to go to work Those rescued were taken n charity hospital suffering from burns Some bodies could be seen among the ruins The building is a unit ol a fed eral housing project The cause ofthe explosion was Fire Chief from lt resulted from an accumulation of gas ReveafNazi Slaughter of 22000 Persons NueruberK Soviet Prose cutor Ivan Smirnov charged Tues Justice Deportment on Trail of 22 Americans for Treason Tom Ciark disclosed Tuesday EUr trail ol the necUon ov indicted for treason he these sus at the slaughtered headed senae voed down 43 to 27 a proposal by Sen ator Langer RNDj to send the nomination back to the bank GIVE ONEACT PLAY Dumont At the Parent Teach ers meeting Tuesday evening the speech class was to give a one act on And He Pursued Her di rected by Miss Myrna Costigan Hickenlooper Votes Washington B Hckenlooper R rowa joined the minority Monday in voting for committee reconsider ation of the nomination of Jjeorge E Allen as a director of the reconstruction finance cor poraton After the senate turned down this proposal it confirmed tne nomination Senator Wilson K Iowa was not recorded as voting 4v T wno neaded the office of strategic services during World war II dcscribea some of the ncnma the scenes operations of at the closing session of the annual conference of the lows department of the America region Monday asserled there wa definitely an underground at though small in Germany H said OSS obtained help from th former social democrats and fron members of the oonnn acia siaugmpred 22 000 persons in a 43hour blood bath at Kaunas Lithuania in De cember 1941 The Kaunas massacre was ear ned out Smirnov toid the war crimes court at the fort of death on the outskirts pt the Lithuanian capital Altogether Smirnov said 70 000 ireach A u s tr i an Czechoslo vak and other the fort cir j iu ruroye and ma mder way in Germany and others former nazidommated countries Melnerny a former lieutenant colonel on Gen Dwight Eisenhow er s staff will work with army intelligence Clark said the justice depart ment is determined to brine every single American who nlayed the axis game swiftly to trial No effort will be spared because we must show the world that we are not sloppy sentimentalists where the crime of high treason is con cerned As won as evidence has been obtained he added each of the suspects will be returned to the District of Columbia to face a United States tribunal Eight Americans including the Poe Ezra Pound wree indicted ill 1913 in connection with al d propaganda broadcasts Clark said 4 of these are held by the army in OK fy of Chandler of BaltimoreConstance Drexel of Philadelphia and Robert H Best of New York City Best was nabbed by army intelligence in Austria last week Frederick Kalfenbach of buque Iowa is reported unoffi cially in the custody of the Rus on S fClrrT said He added that one of Mclnernys tasks wiU be and 6others already public intor 5 iasKs will be to negotiate with Russian occu pation authorities in Germany for Kaltenbachs release to the XJ 3 arms Of the 3 others indicted one Pound is in a Washington D court rilled las mentally un Order Blanket Approval for Wage Pacts WashingJon national wage stabilization board Tuesday ordered automatic approval for price relief purposes of all waue increases lawfully made before TOM CLAKK Manhunt During the two days German machine guns unable to keep up with the flow prisoners into the camp Naked men women and children had to stand for hours in the bitter cold Betore the gunners could get to Tle Parade of the doomed stretched for miles back from the readydug mass graves Smirnov ing committee for an inquiry into AUens activities as a director of general Aniline and Film Corpor Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and colder Tues day and Wednesday with low est Tuesday night about 10 lora Clearing west and light rain east portion Tuesday Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Slightly colder Tuesday night and northeast portion Wednes day Minnesota Much colder Tuesday night with cold wave north and central temperatures ranging from 10 below extreme north to 8 above extreme south Wednes day morning colder Wednes day mostly fair IN MASON CTHf GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Tuesday 31 Precipitation jg YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Trie test vote on the Langer mo tion was almost strictly on party r omed 2D republicans and Senator LaPo Hette ProWis in the effort S Thrfe Bndges of New Hamrj of Kansas and California went Capper Knowland went along with 40 democrats to keep tne nomination before the senate supporters said they this almost solid democra tic lineup would encourage waver in parly members to back the navy post nominee But opponents contended that some demacrate voted for Allen thus demon y were backinfT Presi dent Truman and would feel free to oppose Pauley EitVation Wlt Gentian his command itself One of th greatest successes of OSS was France he reported G M Brown national execu live committeeman for the low tod the conferenc Wat the Legions national execu tive committee had acted ini th best of fath when it approve National American Legion Com mander John Stelles attacks T the veterans administration Brown who attended Sunday special meeting of the nationV at Indianapolis said the breakdown of the veteran administration has not affected in Iowa very much It has been more evident in several other 1 conditions are de Baseball tournaments swim nung meets and possibly a style show are all being considered as possible activities for the state legion convention Aug 1821 Fred Keating 194S convention chairman reported He said he was thinking of the convention in terms of a 3 ring circus 15 a i complicated further by Mr Trumans delay in naming a successor to Ickcs as secretary of the interior and by a republican attack on another nom inee He is Commodore James K Vardaman Jr white house naval de for a 14year term the federal reserve board Most of Mondays hearing T is concerned with what happened 6 years ago when Pauley waVac i BKWP which 1 prevent death by vtn Um a state o vauon measure G M BROTTO CommUtccmaa a German physician said pnysician Baron Dr von Heiman ordered the sale of poisonous methyl al oxalic acid as and soft drinks in the city market of the occupied town of Georgievsk as part of a plot to depopulate eastern Europe The tribunal refused a defense request for a threeweek recess when the prosecution is finished probably early next month Kansas Rams Dampen Dust Bowl Threat Topeka Kans in southwestern Kansas brought an observation from Gov Andreu Schoeppel that it will be a long time before we have another dust oowi Good subsoil moisture plus current rains would get the wheat crop going again said Schoep pel recalling that the department of agriculture had predicted Kan sas and Oklahoma might be enter ing a dust bowl period as serious as the one 10 years ago Load of Beer Seeks Thirsty Pacific GIs Melbourne to ali doughfeet who ever tried to buv beer in a PX The freighter Atlantic Trader s sailing from island to island in nn nnJJ v deliver 400000 bottles of beer fo Ameri an troops Theres nobody left nywhere to accept delivery 2 Fort Dodge Firms Settle OPA Charges Waterloo Fort Dodge irms were among 9 which entered ettlements in federal district court londay m connection with in unctionsfiled for alleged ceillne rice violations Settlements and injunctions orT aSdTe ort Dodge Paper company with ts settlement reported at ORATORS TO VIE A ontest will be held in auditorium Wednesday at 30 p m with Titonka and Buf each pre liospital Week that memauy un trial J 1 Case Company Opposed to Blanket Collective Bargaining J I Case Co is opposed to blanket collec fov its at Racine Burlington Iowa and Rock c M general council for the firm said Monday night HP cairl tVtn fft the had a r mPany ad re jected a Usconciliation service invitation for a meeting in Chi Wednesday to attempt to set 8 at the 4 e a e 4 plants where about 6500 are on StrJ Robertson said the company OD jjsed such bargaining because different conditions wage levels and operations prevail at the vari ous plants He said blanket col lective bargaining was the basis of the suggested Chicago meeting The union will attend the meet ng according to Lawrence Carls torn international representative ol the united automobile work 3 ARE INJURED AS HOUSE BURNS LeRoy Minn Home Damaged by Blaze LeRoy Minn Three persons were injured in a fire and explo sion which damaged the Roy Brown home here Monday Cause ot the uqdcter mmed Brotvn had rone io work after fixmgr the furnace others in the house still In bed T bookkeeper for the Interstate Power Co a roomer in the home ran downstairsthrough the blazing living room her paja mas catching fire She continued on into the street where passersby assisted in extinguishing the flames Miss Bloss suffered severe bums all over her body and was taken by ambulance to St Marys hos pital at Rochester Naida Bye employed at Aides cafe also a roomer in the house to the rear of the upstairs roke a window and got out onto he porch She leaped from there i arms of a man standing below She suffered cuts about the arms arrsBrownTwas badly burned shoulders and suffered from shock She was aken to n hospital at Rochester blanket authorization de toclear the boards docket lor an expected rush of new ware approval applications the agency directed Its 12 regional boards to clear out most of 669 cases on file prior to Feb 14 The employers involved now may bypass the stabilization board and appeal directly to OPA for price increases TYrfge ca jes included under Tuesday s order were those which under the wageprice policy were heretofore lawfully made Or made in accordance with a gov ernment recommendation These lawfully made wage advances the board told its re gional officials could be inter preted to cover firm agreements between companies and unions or definite commitments by an cm Put a wage increase into ciiect Proof ot such settlements would include written announcements agreements or some other convinc ing evidence the board directed Among other companies affected by the authorization would be such major producers as the Chrysler and Ford companies and lhf Motors corporation electrical division all of which agreements prior to Meanwhile an 18centanhour Pay boost recommendation for shipyard andfarm equipment workers started the newflow of major cases before the stabiliza tion board The shipbuilding stabilization mference reviewing wasres for Jat industry since early Decem ber recommended the increase for approximately 450000 workers management dissented but CIO mainiJana shipbuilding workers and AFtmeUl trades department members approved the amount UNION OFFICIAL IS OPPOSED TO NATIONAL TIEUP Immediate Threat of Sympathy Strike Is Averted in Philadelphia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Opposition to a nationwide strike of telephone operators for higher wages developed within the ranks of the national federa tion of telephone workers Tues day after the threat of an im mi ciiL ot an mediate tieup ot service averted was The home had recently been re ePOrntpH tint n L 1 A e aniount Almost simultaneously a federal factfinding boardrecommended tne same 18 cent hike for 30000 ClOfarm equipment workers on strike at 10 International Harves ter company plants since Jan 21 The stabilization board also was preparing to hand down a decision on an earlier factfinding boards decision in the meat packing wage dispute With these and other cases roll iug UPJ and its doors the stabilization created omy to finish out the com paratively minor functions left when the war labor board was li quidated Jan takes on a new and vital reconversion role s infl new furniture installed trnc nC4Vin 1 n ed by President Truman last Thursday night requires it to ap prove future pay increases of all but a lew classes The 18 cent figure recommended by the shipbuilding conference was proposed by the government procurement agencies whose con tracts make up the bulk of shin yard work The CIO union had asked for a 17 cent hourly in crease plus another 30 per cent boost to make up for loss in take home pay since the war The AFL iad asked for restoration of they called the real wage ot 1841 or an increase of about 26 recommended increase would be retroactive to Dec 4 1945 when the wage conferences were opened at Colorado Springs The Intelnational Harvester a 10 per cent boost effective as of last October 1The remainder the 18 cents increase would when they UMtt4 wiien iney rf work Ten were closed down by the strike in I1H Indiana New York and Iowa w called a meeting of its National Harvester council in Chicago Tuesday to consider the report A company spokesman said the withhold comment til it had studied the full te the 43page recommendation Edwin E Hachett rcprescnline the commercial telephone work ers union of Chicago voiced op position to a strike before an as sembly of federation representa tives at Memphis Tenn leaving Chicago Hackett told reporters I made aware to my union I was coming down here for the purpose of at tempting to avoid calling of a nationwide telephone strike The federation leaders are drafting strategy to implement de nands for a wage increase from the American Telephone and Tel egraph company One union source said the question of a nationwide strike for higher wages which would disrupt long distance and some local service probably would be decided Tues day Earlier possibility of an im mediate nationwide sympathy strike was averted when a strike 1000 long distance operators was settled in Philadelphia TJS Conciliator Peter J Man no said at Philadelphia that the American Telephone and Tele irraph co and representatives oi the independent federation of Ions lines telephone workers had reached an agreement on the issue of promotions and that 1000 strik ing operators would return to At Memphis Tenn where rep resentatives of the National Fed eration of Telephone Workers are m conference John A Moran president of the Federation of Long Lines Operators had an nounced earlier he would call a nationwide sympathy work stop page of long distance operators if the Philadelphia strike was not settled within 24 hours However Joseph A Beirne federation president said a ma jority of the 50 independent unions in his group favored a strike of its claimed 250000 mem bers m support of wage demands This issue remained independent of the Philadelphia strike In the Philadelphia settlement J E Dmgman supervisor of em ploye relations for the A T T said the company had agreed to investigate the promotion of 3 employes who the union said were given better jobs without re gard for seniority rights The com pany will discuss the grievances with union representatives next Monday A union spokesman at Memphis said the question of a nationwide strike for higher wages which would disrupt both Jong distance and some local service probably would be taken Tuesday In Detroit meanwhile a na tional labor relations board hear ing in the General Motors strike was adjourned until next Tuesday as the government renewed its mediation efforts to end the 91 day strike Edgar L Warren chief of the federal conciliation service re ported his agency settled 174 pn ft f 2 Injuries in Blast Hastings Minn Two chil dren were suffering injuries Tues day one serious as the result of an explosion that wrecked the home of Joseph Olson late Monday Authorities said the explosion was caused by an accumulation of natural gas in the basement of the tome The victims were Jeanette Ol son 9 and her sister Audrey 14 was shoulders and aiiiu tni chest Her condition is serious Audrey escaped singed hands and face be with 1V4 Ji lsianj Iockouts last month fJv h Pfd Settle 358 dilutes in which strikes were threatened Federal conciliators were credited with settling 553 other disputes before the disputes reached a stnke vote The troubles in the telephone industry came as the countrys most crippling 4 week Ions walkout of 750000 CIO drawing to a close More than half of the sinkers had been ordered back t flr as comPanies ac rri TrciiT61 areeinent with the viuutw to increase wages cents an hour However the re turn to work was expected to be gradual with normal operations not expected until next month to u to work cut the na because of labor disputes approximately 1050000 the lowest total in a month Elsewhere along the labor front new wage increase recommenda nnn oom rir C10 farm plants work nearly a month at 10 Hanester company   

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