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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             fl f i i r If I lii I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Fh ca copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 1946 Thla Papgr Canssta ot Two Sectio R a apgr Canssta ot Two Section One No 157 BE CUTS 4 HAMPTON BUILDINGS POLAND WANTS UN ACTION ON FRANCO SPAIN Charges Regime With Hiding Nazi Criminals Backing War Research New York asked the United Nations security coun cil Wednesday to take action against Franco Spain charging that regime with hiding nazi war criminals and leaders encour aging German scientists in Spain to devise new means of warfare The Polish complaint did not specify whether the German scientists in Spain were working on atomic energy and an atom comb The expected charges against Generalissimo Francisco Francos regime were filed by Polish Am bassador Oscar Lange with UN Secretary General Trygve Lie Lange did not define the action he wanted the council to take merely stating that the Spanish situation threatens world peace and security and asked the coun cil to adopt such measures as are provided for in the charter The Polish complaint thus noses another major crisis for the coun cil when it meets again next Mon date set at a secret coun cil meeting Wednesday for con sidering Russias attempt to elim inate completely and immediately the Iranian case from the councils jurisdiction The United States and Great Britain have indicated opposition to discussion of the Spanish sit uation in the security council The state department in Washington announced earlier Wednesday that the United States had rejected a French proposal to apply economic sanctions against Spain but left the door open for further discus sion of the suggestion probably at the forthcoming foreign ministers meeting hi Paris Langes letter to placing the Spanish issue before the the charters article 2 which provides that the UN shall ensure that nontnem bers act in accordance with UN principles when necessary for maintaining world peace Without going into details Lange presented this bill of par ticulars against Spain in his let ter 1 France was compelled to close its frontier with Spain on Feb 26 1946 because of Francos ac tivities which caused interna tional friction and endangered in ternational peace and security 2 Franco Spain ordered con centration of troops at the border of France 3 Franco Spain is a haven for the largest aggregation of nazi assets and personnel 4 Franco Spain is a refuge to a Ilarge number of nazi war crim inals and leaders who continue their activities from Spanish ter ritory 5 Franco Spain allows and promotes scientific research by German scientists engaged in de vising new means of warfare The Polish complaint did not in dicate whether these scientists were working on atomic energy Poland contended that in view of Franco Spains current activi ties the situation in that country was not an internal affair but one of concern to all the united na tions Polands formal complaint against Spain and request for se curity council action came short ly after the 11 members of the security Lange at a secret meeting to postpone until Monday afternoon consideration of Russias demand for elimination of the Iranian case from the council agenda The 5 day cooling off period attempt to eliminate the tension that has prevailed in the council for over 2 agreed npon at another closed meeting in U N Secretary Gen eral Trygve Lies office The meeting was called to make plans not only for facing the new sovietIranian crisis but the forth coming Spanish controversy and selection of a permanent in terim site for the U N The official announcement made no mention of the Iranian crisis but said the secret meeting was called for an informal exchange of views regarding the question of selecting temporary headquar ters site The announcement revealed no decision was taken on the site and that it will be studied fur ther by Lie and his staff Trails Fiesta to Resume Dnrango Colo Span ish Trials Fiesta one ot the wests most colorful pageantradio cele brations will be revived here this year according to Dr T E Child ress chairman the fiesta com mittee of the Durango chamber of commerce UPPER picture taken from the 3rd floor of the Franklm county courthouse shows Hampton firemen playing 2 streams of water on the blaze which completely destroyed 5 businesses on the ground floor and made homeless 5 families which lived on the 2nd floor A Mason City fire crew was fighting the fire on the other side of the corner building Note the front wall of the Grosche building lying across the sidewalk UPPER youngster got up early to watch the firemen and the blaze This is a 3rd Hampton crew fight ing the flames from the rear of the buildings The firemen never had a chance to stop the flames which were roar ing through the top of the buildings before the alarm was turned in LOWER wall between the Tucker pool hall and the Grosche auto body repair shop was toppling down over a 1946 Ford and another car when the photographer snapped this picture Note the south wall of the Grosche building leaning against that of the Allen garage which was undamaged A southeast wind drove the flames in the other direction Lock photos Senate Removes Proposal for Ceiling on Existing Homes Washington senate by a vote of 41 to 33 Wednesday struck from the veterans emergency housing bill a provision to fix ceiling prices on existing homes at the first resale level Senator Revercomb RW Va offered the removal amendment to the measure which is designed to provide 2700000 new homes in the next 2 years The senate agreed to restrict price fixing to rentals and any new construction This was with the price controls approved by the house During Tuesdays session ad ministration backers blocked con certed attempts to chop out of the bill 2 provisions which Wyatt had termed 1 A 5000000000 subsidy fund to reward manufacturers and pro ducers for stepping up their out put of building materials 2 A guarantee by the govern ment that it will buy up to 200 000 prefabricated houses if manu facturers cannot find private buy ers for such readybuilt homes The senate voted the subsidy plan into the bill 53 to 20 after the house had balked at that issue in passing its OXVTI version Senator Wherry RNebr con tended that a price adjustment rather than an offer of premium payments should be made to spur But Ky Majority Leader Barkley replied that a price ad justment could not be provided in time to fill the housing need and that in the long run it would cost about more per house The guarantee provision for pre fabricated homes was retained by a 38 to 35 vote r 1 OSSing 1X006 10 1 r rn I J rlnnrN I J 1 1UUI5 Chicago Anderson floor lost his grip and fell A rope hung down the side of the building but Andersons fall ing body was at least 4 feet away His partner Phil Walsch 53 million to one chance the rope looped about Andersons body as he hurtled past the 8th floor Anderson slid down the rope to the third floor But there he lost his grip and tumbled to the ground Attendants at St Lukes hospi tal said Wednesday that Ander sons only injury was a wrenched back V British Loan Bill Goes to Senate Floor Washington OP The senate banking committee voted 14 to 5 Wednesday to send the proposed British loan to the floor for debate The action was announced by Senator Barkley DKy after a closed meeting Barkley predicted the senate would pass the pro posed credit by a substantial ma jority He said that the bill would be called up for action the first of next week Members said these proposals were rejected by the committee By Senator Taft ROhio to give Great Britain outright provided the money be spent in the United States Taft told reporters that only Senators Capehart RInd and Capper RKans voted with him on this By Senator McFarland CD Ariz to require Great Britain to turn over to the United States permanently the bases now xised by this country on a 99 year lease This vote was reported to be 7 for and 11 against By Senator Capehart to set up a credit for Britain against which she could borrow up to the extent of the annual deficit between her imports and exports The vote was 3 to 15 Hurrying Commuter Leaves Trail in Money Milwaukee homeward bound commuter dashed through an alley and reached his bus with a sprint finish leaving his trai clearly blazed by in green backs A girl who noted his progress from the window of an office building backtracked the sprinter and with 2 policemen picked ui five and one bills The currency is at police head 1 quarters awaiting a claimant 5 FAMILIES ARE DRIVEN OUT IN BLAZE International Harvester Strike Js Settled Settlement to Return 30000 Men By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One of the countrys major pro longed labor disputes a strike by 30000 CIO workers in plants of the International Harvester com pany the nations biggest maker of farm equipment was settled Wednesday Company and union officials in conferences ivith labor depart ment officials in Washington for the last 10 days seeking to end the work stoppage which started last Jan 21 agreed on settlement erms Wednesday An early ratifi cation of the terms by the work ers would enable them to return fo their jobs in 11 plants and re sume production of badly needed farm machinery Government officials hailed the settlement and expressed hope ft would lead to agreements in labor disputes in other farm equipment plants These included strikes by 7500 workers at J I Case com pany plants in Wisconsin Illinois and Iowa and by 1000 employes of the All isChalmers company plant in LaPorte Ind Terms of the new agreement were not disclosed but several weeks ago the company and union had agreed on an 18 cents hourly wage increase which had been recommended by a factfinding board The contract also provides a 10 per cent general wage hike retroactive to last Oct 1 John Gibson assistant sec retary of labor expressed pleasure over an arbitration clause in the new pact which he hoped would eliminate any unauthorized work stoppages a liberalized vacation j plan with 3 weeks annual leave for employes of 15 years service and an allowance provision to compensate employes for loss ot work due to equipment failures or other causes not their fault The company has 5 plants in Chicago and others in Rock Island East Moline and Rock Falls 111 Auburn N Y Richmond Ind and Bettendorf Iowa As the Harvester settlement was announced hopes faded for an early end of the 10weeks old strike of 10000 employes at the American Brass company in Wa terbury Conn as negotiations between union and management broke down The wage conference between company officials and representa tives of the CIO Mine Mill and Srnelter Workers union collapsed said John J Driscoll state CIO secretary because of the com panys refusal of a firm 18 v cents hourly wage boost Efforts to settle the 10 day old soft coal strike before it applies further brakes to the reconversion program suffered a stiff setback Wednesday when John L Lewis and the UnitedMine Workers ne gotiating committee walked out on wage conferences with the opera tors Union spokesmen said the miners representative would not renew negotiations until the pro ducers agreed to discuss a welfare fund and improved safety condi tions Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with occa sional light rain Warmer Thursday Iowa Cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday occasional light rain in west portion Wednesday night and in east and central portions Thursday Warmer Thursday ond in east portion Wednesday night Minnesota Cloudy Occasional light rain southwest and light snow northwest Wednesday night Light rain east Thursday Warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 49 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 36 YEAH AGO Maximum gg Minimum 55 The first of the commercial engines that operated parly industrial plants were lubricated with melted beef tallow Dog Brings Cat Pal to New Town Home Klawatha Kans John Warren family moved to town from the country and brought their dog along but left their cat behind After keeping the dog tied up for several weeks in the new sur roundings the Warrens released the dog and it immediately dis appeared returning a few days later with his feline pal The two had grown up to gether and were injtparable QUAKER OATS MILL IS IDLE Cedar Rapids Quaker Oats companys Cedar Rapids plant largest cereal mill in the world was idle Wednesday while union members attended continu ous meetings which were to continue until late in the after noon Arthur Foe the plants general manager indicated that the union Local No 110 United Cereal Workers CIO had made no ex planation to management of its po sition in the work stoppage but he declared that virtually no work was going on in the plant The Cedar Rapids plant employs more than a thousand workers ex clusive office force Foe said Union spokesmen said that the work stoppage was not a strike but Wes Kopecfcy union chairman declined to make a statement until later Wednesday British War Bride Leaves Husband to Seek Job Divorce New York 16 year old English war bride who said she became disillusioned with life on a farm in Salisbury N Car and left her exsoldier husband after spending only a day with him was in New York Wednesday seeking a a divorce The girl Mrs Evelyn Caroline Poston left Salisbury last Wed nesday and was found Tuesday by police in a midManhattan hotel 5 Businesses Burned1 Upstairs Tenants Flee Flames Partly Clad By THOR JENSEN GlobeGazette Staff Reporter businesses and all the belongings of 5 families went up in flames at Hampton early Wednesday morning in a fire which routed the people out their beds at oclock They escaped only partly clad One company and fire truck from the Mason City department joined the 2 from Hampton at about 5 a m and the fire was brought under control about 2 hours later after it had gutted 4 buildings in what was known as the Old Harriman block on the cast side of the courthouse square The businesses which were burned out included the Iowa Public Service company Henry Bockelman a taiJor the Swartz feed store The Tucker pool hall and lunchroom and the Grosche Body and Fender repair shop 1 The contents were completely destroyed including a carload of feed unloaded Tuesday by and a 194G Ford and an older Buick in the Grosche repair shop Estimates of the flamagre was In complete but Fire Chief John Sfurphy evaluated the buildings at 555000 Feed destroyed was valued by the Swartz firm at more than and Tucker es timated his personal property at more than 510000 in addition to the building The aiarsh building with contents was estimated at including new equipment bclnfdisplayed by the Iowa Pub lic Service cqmtiiny The firs was first discovered by Bonnie Tucker 14 daughter of Mr and Mrs James Tucker who lived above the pool hall The Tuckers owned the building and contents Bonnie ran to her moai ers room and told her she smelled smoke and thought the building was afire Mr Tucker was called and put on some his clothes before investigating Tucker went to the ground floor and discovered that the fire was in he rear of his building He took seme money from a cash register and then went to tell his family and others o get out of the buildings leaving approximately SiQQ in cash which he had stored in cigar boxes in different places about the building When he re turned after rousing neighbors ths building was blazing so fur iously that he was unable to re enter he said Those who escaped from 2nd floor apartments in the 3 2story buildings included Mr and Mrs Tucker their son and 2 daughters Mr and Mrs Harry Marsh own ers and upstairs tenants of the building in which the Iowa Pub lic Service was located Mrs Elsie Hansen and 2 children Mr and Mrs Everett Huston ana Mr and Mrs Kyle Fowler Miss Hilda Bockelman daugh ter of thctailor was the owner of that building and Tony Grosche owned the building in which his business was located A considerable amount ot fuel oil and cobs was stored in the rear of the Tucker establishment where the fire started and the ex ploding oil drums spread tha flames according to Charles Pe terson theater owner who lives on the 2nd floor of the building across the street to the north He said the fire alarm whistle awoke him and he looked out ot the window to see the roof of the Tucker building in full blaze al ready The top floor of the 3 Z story buildings formerly conslHnU ed the Harriman opera house he said and the apartments had false ceilings which permitted the fire to spread rapidly from one build ing to another after it had reached the roof The fire alarm was turned in by George Moiencamp night police man who was eating in a rest aurant across the square when the fire broke out Some men who finished eating before I did went out and one came back to tell me about the fire I ran across the square as the people were beginning to come out partly dressed Tucker started to go back into the pool hall and I told him Jim dont go in there The Allen garage adjoining the Grosche building on the south es caped damage because of a south east wind which drove the flames away from it and because of a thick cement block and brick wall on the north Burning embers drifted toward the courthouse square away from the Christian church which is across the alley to the east Tucker told the GlobeGazette 1   

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