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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HPARTMENT OF AND ARCHt WOINE6 U THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Aaodited Preg and United Preu Fun Leased wbrej Ftve Cents a Ccrpyl LEWIS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAHCH 2 1916 NO STRIKE NOTICE 5 Jumps Russia for Attacks PROTESTS RED STRIPPING ACT INMANCHURIA Charges Hostile Act in Russian Attacks on 2 U S Navy Planes Washington United States told Russia off Saturday for 2 soviet attacks on navy planes off the Manchurian coast and for the red armys removal of Man churias industrial equipment The 2nlay protest provided an unexpected followup to the speech of Secretary of State Byrnes Thursday forshadgwing a much tougher approach in future dealings with Moscow In protesting the attacks on American planes the navy used very strong language It termed one incident a hostile act and called the other unjustifiable The navys protest coincided with a state department declara tion that Russia had no right under any allied agreement to strip industrial equipment from the former Japanese puppet state of Manchuria The attacks on American planes both were reported to have taken place in the Port ArthurDairen area and the navy pointed out that under the HussoChinese treaty last August Dairen is supposed to be a free port open to all nations but administered by China According to the navy the first soviet attack on a U S plane in this area took place last October and the 2nd last month When the first incident was protested the navy said Russian authorities Soviets were responsible for defense the Port Arthur area under the treaty with China and that Ameri can planes must not approach within 12 miles of the coast with out previous permission The navy rejected this reply pointing out that the American plane was 25 miles at sea when fired on by soviet aircraft and that Russia had never notified the United States ii intended to apply a 12mile limit in sovietoccupied territory Moscow never answered this protest It was this incident the navy characterized as a hostile act The American plane involved was a mariner patrol plane on a rou tine fght to check on shipping fa those waters The second episode occurred Feb 20 when 2 Russian fighter planes overtook another mariner near Dairen and gave warning bursts of machine gun fire for about 10 min utes The plane was not hit how ever and was able to return to its base at Tsingtao China The navy declared Russian ac tion in this case was unjustifi able but acknowledgd the Amer ican planes pilot had disregarded orders and had gone inland from the coast Disciplinary action has been instituted against the pilot the navy said The announcement stated how ever that The navy department is in forming the soviet government that the action of the Russian planes in opening fire is unjusti fiable in view of friendly relations existing between the 2 countries In neither instance did the navy planes return fire the department declared The specific reason for the state departments broadside against soviet removal of industrial equip ment from Manchuria was not in indicated However it did follow closely after the assertion of a red army commander at Mukden this week that the equipment was be ing removed in accord with a Big Three agreement i The state department said flatly the United States has no agree ment secret or otherwise with the soviet government in regard to war booty in Manchuria Some time ago we informed the soviet government that disposal of Japanese external assets such as industries in Manchuria was a matter of common interest and concern to those allies who bore the major burden in defeating Ja pan and that it would be most in appropriate at this time to make any final disposition of Japanese external assets in Manchuria eith er by removal from Manchuria of such industrial assets as war booty or by agreement between the soviet and Chinese governments for the control of such assets Diplomatic observers noted the reference to allies who bore the major burden in defeating Japan and interpreted it as a not too subtle reminder that the red army did not get into action until a week before Tokyo announced uncondi tional surrender PARENTS REUNITED WITH MISSING Dr Andrew Taylor and Mrs Taylor of Charlotte N C hug their 4yearold daughter Terry after their re union in Annapolis Md The reunion took place at the home of Police Commissioner Thomas G Basil where Terry and the 19yearold nursemaid who posed as her mother spent the night The nursemaid who left home with the child several days ago is being held for North Carolina authorities AP Wirephoto VJC BI sid Saturday a 19 year old girl held in Washington on abduction charges is Lauretta Frances Brozek Omaha girl against whom an insanity charge has been issued Kenneth Logan special FBI agent said Mr and Mrs T J Brozek I Positively Identified the girl who was held at the women s bureau m Washinjrton awaiting removal to North Carolina vthere she is charged with abducting Terry 4 daughter of Dr and Mrs Andrew Taylor of Charlotte N Car rim he Douglas county sheriffs office said the warrant was issued 1 21 The warrant directs that she for treatment Mr and their daughter was suffering from ef fects of a nervous breakdown and not responsible for her own welfare Chief of Detectives Fritz Franks said the girl had been returned here from Memphis Tenn some time ago as a runaway and that she left home again when she learned insanity charges were be ing prepared against her Confer Over Iran Problem London foreign office spokesman Saturday that Britain has buried consultation with the United States over the Russian decision to keep troops in Iran past Saturdays deadline and indicated that a joint anglo American protest may be made Foreign office sources made it clear that they regard the soviet decision as a clear breach of the Britishsoviet pact signed in 1D42 They handed to correspondents copies of the treaty and anjrlo soviet exchanges on the pledge by both big powers to have their troops out of Iran by March 2 Britain possibly in conjunction with the United States is expfeted to protest the soviet action and ask for an explanation The Russian radio announced Friday that red army troops would remain in the northern parts of Iran including the Azerbaijan province until the situation has been cleared A 9ij RUSSIAN TROOPS LEAVING radio said Rus sian troops will start withdraw ing from undisturbed parts of Iran but would remain in Azerbaijan Province An Iran announcement said Russians would leave Samnan 1 and British troops are leav ing Tehran crossing south em border into Iraq Ameri can troops were withdrawn from the country Jan 1 AP Wirepnoto Map Mason Cityan to Land in New York Monday Ervin P Barflet Mason City is due to arrive in New York Monday aboard the Pittston Vic tory according to an AP wire re ceived here Saturday HOME BUILDING PLAN BOGS DOWN Strong Indication of Need to Revamp Setup Washington President Trumans emergency homebuild ing program bogged down deeper than ever Saturday on capito hill despite the warning of Hous ing Expediter Wilson W Wyatt that each days delay is costing the nation 3000 new living units The house which originally was scheduled to vote on he legislation Wednesday was in re cess until Monday and it was evi dent that administration leaders needed the weekend breather for a new effort to muster badly needed support for the blH Mr Truman wants Indeed there were strong in dications the white house might have to recast completely its housing proposals for the domi nant house opposition gave scant heed Friday to Mr Trumans spe cial plea that approval be given to provisions he considered vital In an urgent letter to Speaker Rayburn Mr Truman asked specifically for congression al approval of provisions for price ceilings on all houses and au thority to use in subsidies to break the bottleneck in construction materials But the letter arrived Friday a few minutes after the house voted 154 to 68 to kill the part of the bill putting price ceilings on existing dwellings Then fighting a delaying ac tion administration leaders brought about adjournment of the house until Monday before a vote could be reached on the sub sidy issue Republicans and some southern democrats joined in opposition to the administration proposals and even after the presidents letter arrived the trend appeared to be running strong toward passage of a republican substitute for the administration bill The substitute authored by Rep Wolcott omits any reference to price ceilings on homes or to use of subsidies to bring about larger production of building materials described j by Mr Truman as the heart of his i I i HALL TO PILOT UNIFIEDTRAFFIC SAFETY EFFORT Mason City Editor Chairmans Committee for 50 U S Groups Earl Hall manag ing editor of the Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette has been elected chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety ac cording to announcement here Saturday from the organizations headquarters Julien H Harvey managing di iitor of the National Conserva was named vice chairman Other officers are Paul H Blais dell of Concord N H perman ent secretary Donald Slutz managing d i rector of the Traffic Safety Association of Detroit chair man of pro gram advance ment commit HALli tee and Harry Neal chief engineer of the traffic and transportation division Ohio department of highways chair man of the technical committee Long active in public safety work Mr Hall was founder of the Iowa State Safety council and the vigorous editorial support he has given to safety won himthe C I T national editorial award in 1937 of IowarAmericah Legionhe di rected ah active program in 1931 which involved more than 400 Le gion posts He became a vice pres ident of the National Safety coun cil in 1944 The National Committee for Traffic Safety composed of 50 national organizations was formed for a concerted nation wide effort to reduce postwar traffic accidents With the traffic death rate threatening to equal in 6 years Americas toll of World War II dead Mr Hall will have a large share of the responsibility for planning and carrying out the accident prevention program re cently called for by President Truman Nationwide organizations par ticipating in the traffic safety program headed by the Iowa edi tor include the following Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators American Association of State Highway Of ficials American Automobile association American Federation of Labor American Legion American Medical association American Municipal association American Mutual Alliance American Public Works asso ciation American Road Builders association American Society of Civil Engineers American Transit Bssociatipn American Trucking Associations Inc American Wom ens Voluntary Services Inc As sociation of American Railroads Association of Safety Council Ex ecutives Automobile Manufactur ers association Automotive Safety Foundation Center for Safety Education New York University Congress of Industrial Organizations Gen eral Federation of Womens Clubs Highway Research Board Illuminating Engineering Society Institute of Traffic Engineers In ternational Association of Chiefs of Police International City Man agers association Kiwanis Inter nationaL National Association of Insur ance Agents National Association of Motor Bus Operators Inc Na tional Association of Taxicab Owners National Commission on Safety Education National Com mittee on Traffic Law Enforce ment National Congress of Par ents and Teachers National Con servation Bureau National Coun cil of Private Motor Truck Own ers Inc National Federation of Business and Professional Wom ens Clubs Inc National Grange National Highway Users Confer ence National Municipal League National Safety Council Inc Northwestern University Traffic Institute Optimist International Service club Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education Street and Traffic Safety Lighting Bureau Traffic Education asso ciation United States Confer ence of Mayors United States Junior Chamber of Commerce Veterans of Foreign Wars Yale Bureauof Highway Traffic Zonta International END OF MILK STRIKE TOASTEDCompany am union officials join state and fed eral labor mediators Saturday in a toast to Detroits milk strike settlement The agreement late Friday provided an end to the 10 day walkout which cut the citys sup tPr r P61 CT6 f ntmal Uftc t0 riht are William union President Wal ter C Green U S conciliator Samuel Golden union representativePhilip Weiss state labor mediator and Carl F Berger head of the Detroit milk dealers AP Wiie Strikes At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nations labor disputes keep idle approximately 810 000 Moior developments in the 102 day old General Motors strike were recessed Saturday until a m Monday giving rise to new hopes that the corporation and the CIO United Auto Workers would come to an agreement L Lewis files 30 day strike notice for 400000 United Mine Workers notifies soft coal operators he wishes to reopen wage talks March 12 Strike notice does not affect 70000 hard coal opera tors covered byseparate contract in Pennsylvania power strike in Pittsburgh set for Tues independent union votes to arbitrate wage UnitedDoiry Workers in Detroit voted Sat urdayto accept a wage increase of IE cents an hour and return to 5 y Pendin2 further negotiations on a new contract of Southern Pacifics 3500 engineers and trainmen m Texas and Louisiana setfor Saturday mornln called off as company and brotherhood officials reach an amicable settle ment in issues Involving awards President Truman names emer gency board to investigate some 4UU cases still in dispute ELECTRICAL for peace in CIO electric workers strike m Philadelphia as strikers discontinue mass picketing in front strikebound General Electric plant Truman Urges Nation to Back Red Cross Drive Points Out War Is Not Over for Organization and Sick and Wounded est contributions of today At sep aration centers throughout the nation field directors are devot ing endless hours to counseling Washington UR President servicemen and helping them ap Truman wants all Americans to ply for governmental benefits In support the Red Cross their home communities even fund raising campaign to the utgreater numbers of exservicemen most your ability are being helped to solve their The war is not over for the Ked myriad problems readjustment Cross HIr Truman said nor is it to civilian life over forour men who lie sick and In addition to ail this is the aid the Red Cross gives to count less thousands of povertystricken people in wardevastated coun wounded in army and navy hos pitals here at home For these men Red Cross workers ease the tedious hours of convalescence by providing en tertainment comfort and assist ance with their personal and fam ily problems The president spoke on a 4net work broadcast Friday night to open the monthlong moneyrais ing campaign in which 3000000 volunteer work ers willpartici pate He was introduced by Red Cross Chairman Bas il OConnor Text of Mr Trumans a d dress The Ameri can Red Cross is close to the TRUMAN hearts of us all You know itso well that I shall be very brief First I wish to pay a personal tribute to the 3 million patriotic men and women who form this years army of Red Cross fund campaign solicitors These volun teers are busy who shoulder many other community responsibilities Yet they some how find the time to get the real ly worthwhile jobs done well Whether they call at your office or your plant or your home this month I trust that you will give them the welcome and encourage ment they deserve Secondly I call your attention once more to the vital role of the American Red Cross in this first year of peace The war Is not over for the Red Cross Wherever our occupation forces are stationed this agency with its many over seas clubs provides moralebuild ingcomfort and good cheer and remains as an Indispensable link with home Although less iervice to dramatic Red is cnp of the great UAW and GM In Deadlock on Pay Rise Detroit striking CIO united auto workers and General Motors Corp continued in a dead lock Saturday in efforts to reach an agreement to end the 102day old walkout but announced ne gqtiationslooking to a settlement Close on the heels of the unions firm rejection Friday of the cor porations current contract offers both sides talked for an hour Sat urday morning and then recessed until 9 a m CST Monday Vice President Harry W Ander son of General Motors corpora tion said Saturday a wage rise of IBVi cents an hourwas the ab solutely final offer to the com panys strikers and expressed be lief the impending CIO auto work ers convention stands in the way a settlement Anderson made his statements at a press conference which fol lowed shortly after another unsuc cessful negotiation session The corporation executive de claring GMs 18Vcent offer the top figure ruled put any pos sibility that the corporation would consent to a UAWCIO demand for a onecentanhour equaliza tion fund which the union says it wants to balance pay inequi ties tries To them the merciful hands of the Red Cross reach across the sea wih milk for undernourished children warm garments shoes and medical supplies Thus is shown again the eager desire of the American people to lessen the eragic effects of global War When we add to these things the normal domestic activities of the Red Cross we understand clearly Why this agency is so close to the hearts of the American people With true American gener osity let us exceed this Red Cross campaign goal As president of the United States urge you my fel low Americans to support this noble cause to the utmost of your ability DAN RYAN SEEKS HOUSE POSITION Des Moines Dan J P Ryan publisher of the weekly Parkersburg Eclipse announced through the democratic state headquarters Saturday his can didacy for the democratic nomi nation for U S representative from the 3rd district now repre sented by John W Gwynne R Waterloo A native of Sioux City Ryan 42 was graduated from the Uni versity of Iowa then worked for the Des Moincs Register and Tri bune for 10 years until his pur chase of the Eclipse in 1934 He is married and has 2 daughters lie has been active in Butler county affairs and is chairman of the Greater Butler County com mittee district governor of Ro tary International for 4 years iu president of the Parkersbure veterans Community club and a member of various other organizations CHARLES CITY HIRES MANAGER Hellman to Take OverDuties April 1 Charles Charles City council hired Oscar W Hellman of Jamacia Iowa to act as city manager Friday Hellman will work through March as a regular employe but on April 1 will take over the duties of city manager For March and the succeeding months as city manager he will be paid S325 a month The po lice and fire department will not be under his jurisdiction MINER LEADER ASKS RENEWAL OF WAGE TALK Submits 30 Day Notice for 400000 Miners in Move for Higher Pay Washington John L Lewis Saturday took the first step colling his United Mine Workers out the coal pits by tiling a 30 day strike notice for some 400000 soft coal miners At the same time the UMW chieftain declared a dispute ex isted between the TJMW and soft coal operators over wages hours and other working conditions and invited the operators to a confer ence March 12 in Washington to reopen contract negotiations The strike notice did not affect the 70000 hard coal miners in Pennsylvania who are covered by a separate contract The soft coal miners Lewis said will continue work for the next 30 days in compliance with the war labor disputes act under which the strike notice was filed The notice went to the national la bor relations board Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach and the wage stabilization board Lewis letter to the 3 govern ment agencies declared that the is sues in dispute between the UMW and the coal operators covered wages the question of whether su pervisory employes could belong to the UMW working hours and other matters Lewis said further that the ad ministrations new wageprice pol icy had resulted in a significant change in government wage pol icy and that under the UMW con tract the wage issue could be re opened This letter is now directed to you asformal notice that a labor dispute exists between the United Mune of America andtne bituminous coal operators of this country Lewis wrote To the end and for the purpose of adjusting and settling the pres ent issues now in dispute arid for the purpose of procuring a new basic wagre agreement for the in dustry we will continue to work far the ensuing 30 days The notification to the operators concerning wage talks was sent to Ezra Van Horn chairman of the operators negotiating com mittee of the national bituminous coai wage conference in Cleve land In filing his strike notice Lewis questioned whether or not such a 30day delay now was necessary under the war labor disputes act However he said since the act war labor disputes act still lies heavily upon the statute books the United Mine Workers of America are desirous of meeting all of its requirements Lewis asserted the present coal wage contract could be terminated as of midnight March 31 Reopening of the wage question in the coal industry had been fore cast since Lewis several days ago called a meeting in Washington March II for his 200member wage policy committee Slaughterers Ordered to Set Aside Meat for Shipment Abroad Washington agricul ture department Saturday issued orders requiring federally in spected slaughterers to set aside larger portions of their output of meat for shipment abroad Beginning on March 3 such slaughterers 5n 37 states will be required to set aside 13 per cent instead of the present 10 per cent of their pork for government purchase for shipment abroad Mason Cityans Due to Dock in NYSaturday Scheduled to arrive in New York Saturday aboard the Hampden Sydney Victory were Edward W Bernemann and Pfc Edward G Kirneuz both of Mason City an AP wire received here stated Decker Plant Yearly Pay Up The 16 cents an hour wage in crease ordered by the national wage stabilization board will re sult in an increase of approxi mately a week in the lo cal payroll of Jacob E Decker and Sons it was announced Fri day The pay increase applies to both plant and office workers it was stated Retroactive pay to Jan 25 amounting to about 550 000 will be distributed as soon as possible the management said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and mild Satur day night and Sunday Lowest temperatures Saturday night near freezing Iowa Generally fair and mild Sat urday night and Sunday Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday Slightly colder east portion Sat urday night Continued mild south portion and wanner north portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 42 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Saturday 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 31   

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