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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME BEPAftTMENT OF ANS ARCHIVES tOINtS 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AVt NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United reu ull Leased Wirt Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IO1VA FRIDAY MATT 3 ISIS This Paper Conalcla of Two One No 177 MARINES BLASTING OUT CONVICTS Coal Strike Brings Rail Service Curb Washington government Friday ordered a further dras tic cut m railroad passenger service to conserve the nations fast vanishing coal supply Bulwarkinff previous orders sharply curtailing freight and pas senrer traffic May 10 the office of defense transportation directed coalburning railroads to cut their passenger service by half on May 15 From May 10 to May 15 passenger service will be reduced 25 per cent from the mileage operated on April l Railroads were further to cancel reservations where ne cessary and to take such other ac tion as may be necessary to carry out the terms and purposes of this order ODT Thursday night had clamped a general embarffo on freight shipments with certain ex ceptions and had ordered a mini mum 25 per cent cut effective May 10 in passenger service on coalburning railroads ODT Director J Monroe John son told a reporter Friday that any railroad which finds it ne cessary has my permission to put these reductions into effect be fore May 10 and to go deeper The drastic curtailment of rail road service came as President Truman voiced open alarm over the situation created by the pro longed soft coal strike Approxi mately threequarters of the na tions passenger mileage relies on coal The presidential alarm over the strikes effects was echoed in high administration quarters where predictions were made that the whole industrial economy will be seriously crippled within 20 days if the mines continue idle The strike entered its 33rd day today Nevertheless settlement ne gotiations still gave no hint of any early break On the contrary Charles ONeill spokesman for the mine owners reported that the past four days had been com pletely wasted Mr Truman described the pic ture as a very serious situation when he expressed himselfat his i 5ws conference Thursday He said he viewed it with alarm bul he indicated the government is not v yet ready to take any new stepsin the dispute In time he said the shutdown of the soft coal mines by 400000 Rail Unions Ask Higher Wage Boosts Chicago ff Three unions of railway operating workers Friday notified management of demands for wage increases oC a day additional to the boost of 5128 ordered by an arbitration board last month Unless a satisfactory settlement can be reached the unions said a strike vote will be taken among the unions rank and file and a strike will actually occur Announcement of the new de mands was made in a joint state ment by Carl J Goff Cleveland assistant president of the Broth erhood 01 Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Harry W Fraser Cedar Rapids Iowa president 01 the order of Railway Conductors and Thomas C Cashen Buffalo N Y president of the Switch mens Union of North America The action followed by 24 hours the walkout of representatives o two other of the Big Five op erating brotherhoods from a con ference with carrier representa tives aimed at forestalling a strike of trainmen and engineers callec for May IB The five operating ganizations of men who actualls run and man the It nonoperatintr unions clerks telegraphers yardmen etc orig inally made a joint demand fa higher wages and changes ii working rules After conferences with the car riers all the unions except thi trainmen and engineers agreed ti set aside the working rules dis pute temporarily and arbitrate on miners might be considered a strike against the government wages The trainmen and engin Should matters reach that stage eers refused to join called a slrik he added the government will act accordingly Meanwhile several government agencies were surveying the ex tent of the industrial slowdown forced by the strike The forecast of widespread paralysis within 3 weeks came from an official in terested in this survey but unwill ing to he quoted until it is com plete Not only will production be down and unemployment up but public utilities will be affected in many places and lots of plants will be firmly closed he said An other reconversion official called this forecast conservative The rail service curb order was issued Thursday night by Col Monroe Johnson head of ODT It limited freight shipments to necessities with priority for Hve and had their dispute carried to an emergency factfinding board under the national railway me diation act The arbitration board on April 3 ordered the carriers to grant the employes agreeing to arbitration an increase of a day They had asked for Granting of Fridays new demands would bring wages to vithin 2 cents ol the original demands In 1939 this country imported 6225 tons of vegetable ivory from South America to be used in but ton making Weather Report FORECAST stock live poultry perishable j Iowa Mostly cloudy occasional items and these special classes of i commodities i 1 Coal coke charcoal and pe troleum products 2 Food and feed 3 Printing paper and printing inks 4 Medicine drugs surgical in struments and hospital supplies 5 Shipments movine under spe cial permits Freight traffic originating on and destined for points on a rail road not using coal burning loco motives will be allowed regard less of the character of the ship ments On the passenger service reduc tion the orderleft it to the in dividual railroads affected to work out their own methods for carry ing out the 25 per cent cut As strike settlement negotia tions continued here ONeill speaking for the operators told newsmen that meetings thus far this weefc had been wasted be cause nothing had been discussed but the question of overtime pay arising from 4 major holidays in the last 6 months Jse Mortars Bazookas n Alcatraz Prison Battle San Francisco explosions shook Alcatraz is and Friday and United States Marines and prison guards lobilized bazookas demolition bombs hand grenades and ther weapons of war to strengthen their attack upon a band f desperate convicts blocked in an escape plot At 11 a m almost 21 hours after the battle began be iegers began shooting mortar shells into the rebel strong old Fifteenpound shake bombs designed to blov down cement vails were dispatched to the embattled island on the authority of en Joseph W StiHvell commander oC the fith army n appeared prison authorities may try to demolish a cellblock barricade where besieged des peradoes were holding out with unabated fury Two prison officers were lead and 14 wounded Warden James A Johnston urgently appealed for and obtained an arsenal of the most modern combat equipment The U S avmy arsenal at showers southeast portion Fri Only Minor Injuries in CarTrain Mishap Pomona Cal Fern Gonzalez 25 came out with only minor injuries after an automo bile in which she was riding was struck by a train and 20 railway cars passed over her After being thrown on to the tracks she lay face down until the train passed police reported After Mrs Gonzales was helped to her feet by trainmen she re marked Please call my family in On tario and tell them I left the gas stove burning day night Saturday and warmer clearing GUARDS BATTLE CONVICTS IN ALCATRAZ creep along beneath cell block windows to fire into the building where convicts armed with machine guns are holding out in an attempt to escape from the Al catraz prison Friday Note fire burning in the foreground which is believed to have started from tracer bullets fired by the convicts At Rock in San Francisco where the convicts are rioting Arrow shows where the battle is taking place The prison is located about a mile of E the San Francisco waterfront AP Wirephotos TURN DOWN CIO IN CHARLES CITY Charles City a vote of 35 to 1 employes of the Fisher company manufacturers of juven ile furniture turned down the CIO as their bargain agent at an elec tion held here Thursday accord ing to Baton Fisher president The election was held under the direction of the National Labor Relations board Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scat tered light showers near Cana dian border Slightly cooler north portion except near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Friday 54 Precipitation 56 YEAR AGO Mason City Paratrooper Due to Land in N Y SgL Charles D Kranz Mason City paratrooper is due to arrive in New York Friday on board the MahoneyCity according to AP dispatch received here an Joan On Honeymoon Fear Deadlock in Meeting of Big 4 Leaders Paris possibility of the big four foreign ministers conference ending next week in a complete deadlock between Rus sia and the western powers with out a single major agreement was discussed openly Friday James F Byrnes Sen Tom Con nally and Sen Arthur Vandeiibcrff of he United Slates delegation were known to be not anxious to prolong their stay in Paris any further than was absolutely neces sary The only reason for expecting the conference to continue longer now appeared to be a hope oi reaching compromise agreements on major issues After more than a week of fruitless negotiations no sign of any such agreement had 1 Hollywood UR Actress Joan Fontaine and RKO Production Executive William Dozier were honeymooning Friday in Mexico been seen Maximum Minimum 43 34 There ore more than 20000 motion picture I United States theaters in the Tojo Gets Slapped Twice on Shaven Head at War Trial Tokyo Tojo Japans Pearl Harbor premier was ar raigned Friday as a war criminal amid bizarre byplay by another defendant who struck Tojo twice on his shaven pate Tojo and 27 other Japanese militarists iverc arraigned on a 55 count indictment before the international war crimes tribunal charged with conspiring to nate the world and using ruthless Robins Have House Trouble With Moving Freight Engine Sioux So you think you have housing trouble WhenChicago and Northwestern engine 1103 left here Frida night April 26 a partially completed birds nest was snuggly an chored to the rocker box The engine in way freight service le Sioux City and worked a day at Missouri Valley Iowa and wa lied up in service at Wall Lake Iowa over Sunday and returned t Missouri Valley and then to Siouxf City Thursday night Enginemen who checked the en gine into the roundhouse found not only a completed nest hut resting snuggly in the nest was a robins egg skybhie and the equal of any conventional egg laid in any maple elm or apple tree The engine has been in con tinuous service with only 8 hours rest each day The enginemen de clare that the robins have been following the engine completing their home family and starting their GOERING THUMBS NOSE IN TRIAL Nazi Leader Brands Goering as Immoral X u e r n b e r g UR Hermann Mob of Arabs in March on Jerusalem Wastepaper Pickup in Mason City Is Saturday Morning Boy Scouts of Mason City v pick up wastepaper Saturda morning beginning at 8 oclock local residents were reminded Fri day The Junior Chamber of Com merce also is cooperating in the drive by arranging for trucks from business firms and individual op erators Householders were asked to have the paper on the curbing before 8 oclock securely tied in bundles so that it may be handled quickly and efficiently The shortage of pulpwood and need for wastepaper is as serious now as it ever was during the war Boy Scout leaders declared Jerusalem UR A clamoring mob of 15000 Arabs chanting down with Britain and America and shame on Attlee and Tru man spearheaded m Arabic gen eral strike in Palestine Friday vilh a march on the oh city of Jerusalem Leaders of the 1000000 Arabs on strike in protest against a British and American commis sions report on Palestine urged a worldwide Holy War against Britain and the United Stales British troops and police forces struggling to maintain order were stoned by the marching Arabs who cheered pictures of the former rand Mufti whose support of Adolf Hitler caused his exile from Palestine Grim and silent Tommies faced the mob with fixed bayonets De spite the shower of stones and in vective they held their lire Sev eral soldiers were injured Dem onstrating Arabs made no firm ef fort to force the line of guns The march upon the gates of ISie old city was the only early manifestation of note in the early hours of the general strike pro testing Hie AngloAmerican com missions recommendation that 100000 Jews le admitted to Pales tine Military authorities took charge of the old city area and the civil ian police were withdrawn Some Arabs clambered onto the city wall from where they hurled bricks and paving stones upon military vehicles causing some damage Benicia dispatched the following shake demolition supplies Fifteen Iowa Governor Has Goering thumbed his nose mar Schacht Friday learned that the former nazi fi nancial wizard once branded him as immoral and criminal Everyone in the war crimes the roared with laushier at the ges ture which came as American Prosecutor Robert Jackson read a description of Goorinff given by Schacht to a prison psychologist last falL Hitler I called a moral type the statement said But Goering murder tactics to achieve their aims The arraignment fell from its sober dignified plane into mo ments of low comedy because of eccentric actions by Shumei Okawa an alleged propagandist for the expulsion of the white races from Asia Okawa leaned over from his seat directly behind Tojo while the indictment was Taeing read and slapped the former premiers shaved head a resounding smack with the flat of his hand Then Tojo half turned to see who had struck him then a wide grin spread over his face Okawa pulled the same stunt a few minutes later while news reel pictures were being taken causing the belief that he was staging an act He was dressed in hospital style pajamas and appeared ill He kept coat unbuttoning the pajaroa baring his chest to the courtroom Once he sat that way for 10 minutes until Sir William Webb the court president or Okawa sat down and grinned Idered him to button up If no agreement on peace treaty ony regard as immoral and drafts is reached it seemed virtucriminal the most egocentric ally certain that the first peace man imaginable His greed knew conference originally scheduled for co bounds ijcnacbt squirmed as Jackson continued Goering tapped his forefinger on his temple to indi cate that the author of the state ment must have been crazy Goerings predilection for jew els the statement said was un imaginable He knew no friend if someone was useful to him was he a friend His knowl edge in all fields equalled especially economics Of all the matters Hitler en trusted to made a com plete mess Jackson continued quoting Schacht His personal appearance is so theatrical he can only be compared with Nero A lady told me he ap peared at tea in a toga with jew elled sandals his fingers heavy with rings and his Jips rouged the statement said At this point Jackson laid the report aside disgustedly May 1 would be postponed indef initely or discarded altogether A new approach to the issues before the council through in formal talks rather thaff formal plenary sessions as decided upon Thursday appeared to be little more productive than the former system if any In the first such informal meet ing Thursday the deadlock held on the Italian peace treaty issues The only apparent difference was Paner speaking The continued Friday their search for an agreement on Trieste and the ItalianYugoslav frontier Delegations from both countries were on hand to state their cases Seek AlVOLs in Paris Paris U S army garri son troops in Paris were confined to quarters Friday while 700 mili tary police and criminal investi gation agents combed the city for American soldiers absent without leave One object of the hunt was the capture of 2 men who escaped he Blue Campaign Button Des Moines plain blue button without any lettering is the official campaign badge of Gov Robert D Blue The governor featured the col or blue in the binding of his in augural address in the printing of his announcement of his can didacy for renomination and in several other ways He frequent ly wears blue clothing The idea of the plain campaign button one of the governors aides said is to get people to ask the wearer what the badge is for The answer is Its a Blue hut ton Im voting for Governor Blue for the republican nomination for governor Up Jap Rales Tokyo Japanese gov ernment Friday was authorized to raise postal telephone and telegraph rates from 100 to al from the Paris detention barracks most 500 per cent to boost rev 2 weeks ago I cnues near the cost of operations CONDUCT TESTS IN TRAIN CRASH Rail Officials Feel Collision Avoidable Naperville 111 Bur lington railroad said Friday that tests made with a counterpart of the Exposition Flyer which crashed into the rear of another train last Thursday indicated the collision could have been avoided The road conducted 5 tests runi Thursday which it said proved that W Clainc engineer aboard the illfated flyer could have averted the crash which killed 45 persons if he had obeyed the yellow caution signal Burlington officials said how ever that full application of the emergency brakes at full speed upon sight of the red stop light would not have avoided the disas ter although the loss of life would not have been so great Elaine under indictment on a manslaughter charge maintained from his hospital bed after the accident that he began applying the brakes when he saw the yel low light and was still one mile and a quarter away from the point of the accident The test train a special diessd model duplicated in speed weight and length the train which rammed into the roads Advance Flyer killing 45 persons bombs 15 pounds each 100 ba zooka projectiles powerful enough to stop tanks 1000 frag mentation hand grenades 720 grenades cartridges 288 grenade adapters for guns and 300 light phosphorus smoke grenades Leathernecks from a landing detachment of 20 lobbed gren ides inside the shellpocked cell jlock Teaming with the depleted of battleweary prison luards they braved a crossfire rorn trapped convicts to open a blazing offensive aimed at sup pressing the mutineers Reinforcements were being flown to Alcatraz A justice de partment spokesman said officers ivere proceeding by air from Lcav cmvortn Kans Denver Colo aurt McXci Island Wash They numbered between 20 and 30 Warden Clinton Duffy of San Quentin at the request oC War den Johnston sent 10 of his oldest and most experienced guards armed with rifles to assist the Al catvaz contingent They ivtrc headed by captain of the guards Tec Stanich There was plenty of resistance from behind the whitewalled barricade Rifle and small arms fire rattled at the bobbing heads of deploying marines and guards Once the convicts hurled out a a crude in cendiary bomb It started a fierce blaze iu the and lavendar iceplant flowers sloping down to the edge of San Francisco bay Marines tried to punch holes in the lop of the cell block but they found the roof too solidly con structed and had to give up the attempt At 10 a m intense activity was observed on the island Prison guards and leathernecks skirted around the coilblock building bobbing and ducking to avoid convict fire At intervals they reached up high from the catwalk rimming the building and fired through the window bars On the island Warden Johnston issued a ersc order to shell them out Bennett saiu in Washington however that prison authorities 2 Brothers Die in Shooting and Suicide on Iowa Form Osccola elderly brothers were dead after a shooting Thursday night witnessed by 2 farm neighbors who had attempted to help settle the differences of the brothers Sheriff Harold C Burfms said George Bricgs 62 was shot and killed as he sat in his neighbors automobile in front of his farm home 13ured eft what he be intend to take the remnants of the riotinsr prisoners without loss of He indicated officials would move with extreme caution to prevent further injuries to ruards The rebellious convicts nrmed with an arsenal of guns continued o exchange fire with maneuver ing guards throughout the morn ing A barrage of tear gas and smoke shells whistled through the barred windows of the prisons main cellblock They exploded inside Approximately IG kidnapers murderers robbers and assorted crime hardened federal felons were united in an apparent fight to the fight that now had no apparent purpose except con tinued bloodshed Avenues ot es cape were blocked solidly Four prison officials whr were trapped in the cellblock when the riot started were rescued They were wounded and weak from loss of blood They had lain on the floor more than 7 hours feigning death to escape the convicts bul lets before their rescue shortly before midnight A 5th escaped uninjured Five other prison employes also i were rescued early in the fighting One of the most seriously hi 5 miles from here and that his brother Charles Brings 51 shot and licvcd killed himself mcnt which Burgus said the shooting followed an altercation between the 2 men the night before on the elder Brjggs farm The sheriff said George came to Osceola and an assault and battery charge against his bachelor brother but officers in 2 trips to the Briggs farm failed to find Charles George returned to his farm Thursday Burgus said after stay ing Wednesday night in an Osce ola hospital and encountered his brother in a pasture near a neigh bors home The sheriff gave this version of subsequent events Neighbors John Reynolds and Russell Critz hearing the 2 men arguing offered to take them into town where they could make a legal settlement and part com pany The brothers started to town in the neighbors car but as they passed the Briggs farm home Charles asked to get out saying he wanted to go in and change i clothes Charles returned with a 38 special revolver After George was slain Charles ran back to the house and shot himself deathbed state pinned murder on Joseph Paul Crctzer 35 serving 25 years for bank robbery Believing I am dying I make this statement the rote said I was shot with a 45 caliber Colt revolver by convict Joseph Cret zer He shot me coldbloodedly and said I will kill you The note was dictated via tele phone from Alcitraz to a doctor at Miirine hospital j ins the attack by telephone from a position in the cellblock where he could not retreat for fear of being cut down by the convicts 1 fire   

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