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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF COM HI3TOSY ANO ARCHIVES VOL Lfl Amodated Prts aad United Full THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 10 1916 Paper Cemlita ol Two Ont Jo jgj LEWIS OFFERS STRIKE TRUCE Senators Demand Strike Action 4t a PUSH WORK ON BRITAINS LOAN TO CLEAR WAY Will Ballot on Loan Measure Then Turn to Strike Legislation Washington JP Senatorial critics declared Friday that John L Lewis coal strike truce is only temporary and demanded that the senate go ahead with strike control legislation Senator EastUnd DMiss Witt reporters he will insist on speedy action on a revised version of houseapproved Case bin which the senate was expected to take up Friday afternoon im mediately after disposing of the 53750000000 British loan bill Lewis offer gives the Ameri can people a temporary reprieve from death Eastland declared The fight must go on to curb him and his kind Congress shouldnt leave the power in the hands of sny one man to destroy the nation Democratic Leader Barkley Ky told reporters that the Case bill will be called up on schedule He said Lewis action justifies the hope that during the truce period an agreement can be reached between the mine oper ators and the union so the strike need not be resumed Eastland said he expects the real fight in the senate to come over efforts to write into the Case bill a provision outlawing the Members ot a house judiciary subcommittee reported they had agreed to support legislation haii ning special production payments to unions Friday as the senate prepared to draft a new strike control bill The house members who asked not to be named told newsmen they hoped to vote finally on the matter Tuesday and bring it to the floor sometime next week Coal operators say John L Lewis leader the United Mine workers strike is demanding a 10 cents a ton royalty on coal pro duced by his miners for a welfare fund Senator Byrfl D Va has a no royalty bill pending in the senate He has said he will effer it as an amendment to the strike control measure the senate plans to con sider Friday Byrd proposed legislation which would force the incorporation unions require them to register with the securities commission and make them subject to suit for violating contracts with employers Byrd announced that he will urge the senate to remain in ses sion Saturday to act on labor con trol legislation He spoke as the senate got set to write a new strike control bill IOWA RECEIVES TOP SAFETY AWARD Lt Gov Ef A5vans Thursday received the plaque for Iowa as the grand award winner among states in the national safety contest Ned II Dearborn national Hampton Men Die in Auto Train Mishap Hampton Funeral arrange ments were completed Friday norning for William Donaldson 77 and William Hanna 75 both of Sampton who were killed Thurs iay afternoon when their car col ided with a freight train at the urst street intersection here and 200 feet down the a retired farmer was carried track Donaldson was killed instantly and Hanna vas taken to a hospital where he died The freight train consisting of he engine tender and 1 car was lacking when it collided with the automobile driven by Donaldson The engineer was F S Hines of Clarion Donaldson had recently celebrated his golden wedding an niversary Besides his wife he eaves 4 sons and 3 daughters Riles for Donaldson will be held ilonday afternoon at the Metho dist church The services will be Masonic Funeral services for Hanna will be held at 3 p m Sunday at the Greenfield funeral home Donaldson was born in Ireland April 14 1869 and came to the United States in 1881 He settled Aplington and farmed until He then came to Franklin county and became a breeder and feeder of livestock Retiring from the farm 26 years ago Donaldson moved to Hamp ton A brother James was killed m a train wreck at Steamboat Hock 34 years ago Hanna was born Jan 29 1871 at Clarksville He had always been a resident of Butler and Franklin counties He was em ployed for 21 years at the Earl Ferris nursery His wife died 6 weeks ago Friday Hanna is survived by 3 sons and 6 daughters 16000 FARM WORKERS KILLED Chicago thousand residents of the nations farms were killed in accidents in 1945 and 1500000 others were injured the highest totals since 1942 the National Safety Council said Fri day The council also reported that fire desiroyed farm property val ued at in 1945 of the national fire loss The council reported that agri culture with more workers than any other industry had a death rate per 100000 workers of 53 as compared with 31 for allindustry It said that the 1945 death and in jury figures are in line with an anticipated general rise in farm accidents during the next few years The accidental deaths last year were 8 per cent more than in 1944 Farm home accidents took the greatest toll 6500 deaths com pared with 6000 in 1944 while deaths from motor vehicle acci dents were 4300 600 more than in 1944 Farm work deaths the council said were 28 per cent the na tions occupational death total or more than in any of the other 7 major industrial groups BELGIAN ENVOY DIES London De Cartier ce Marchienne 75 Belgian am bassador to London died Friday in the Belgian embassy HOOVER RETURNS San Francisco UPJ Former President Herbert Hoover was bade in the United States Friday after a world tour of famine stricken areas undertaken at the request of President Truman Cabinet of Italy Accepts Umberto i as New Monarch Ie aian cabnet accepted tTmberto II as ascended 111 throne on the abdication of his father Victor Em 5 the situation pre H by Victor abdication and departure for vol untary exile in Egypt The communists objected vio lently to the abdication at this time threatening the overthrow of Premier Alcide De Gasperis coalition cabinet Communists socialists and ac tion party members went to he cabinet session solidly Jined up against any official recognition of Victor Emmanuels abdica tion They considered it a viola tion of the monarchy truce and an effort to rain support in the referendum Victor Emmanuel meanwhile was sailing into voluntary exile m Egypt He sailed for Port Said aboard an Italian cruiser from Naples Thursday night after sign ing over the throne to Umberto The people of Rome reacted calmly to the news There was only a single street scuffle Thurs day night Leftist newspapers opened up on Umberto Friday morning The n e socialist organ Avanti banner read Fascist King Has Abdicated nce Succeeds Him for The Communist Unita Days KIXG OTIBERTO H headlined Abdication of King is Grotesque Farce Without Any Juridical or Constitutional Val idity HOUSE BLOCKED ON ACTION FOR DRAFT DECISION Sheridan Objects to Immediate Vote for StopGap Proposal objection by Rep Sheridan blocked immediate house action Friday on stopgap legislation extending the draft law until July I Sheridan a member of the mili tary commitiee objected to n re quest of Chairman May for unanimous consent for imme diate action on he measure passed Thursday by the senate However there was no objection to a later1 request far house con sideration next Monday 2 days before the present draft law ex pires Discussion indicated that an at tempt will be made Monday to write into the stopgap legislation a ban against induction teen agers The house banned the drafting of 18 and 10yearolds when it passed last month a separate bill extending the draft law until next Feb 15 The senate has not acted on that bill The July extender received mil itary committee approval in the morning The committee in less than 20 minutes approved the stop gap measure for floor action The senate Thursday hastily passed the legislation which ex tends the draft for 45 days from the present expiration date of The temporary extension would not affect a previously passed house bill extending thedraft act until Feb 15 The 45day extension would give the senate more time to con sider the houseapproved bin and still leave the draft in effect HOUSEREVERSAL LIFTS OPA HOPES Members Vote Subsidy for Housing Program Washington Administra tion hopes for the OPA soared Fnday after the house reversed itself to vote 8400000000 in subsi dies for President Trumans emer gency homebuilding program The tally was 187 to 158 Last month the chamber turned down the premium payments 161 to 93 Democratic lenders attributed the change to the 10day Eastet recess which gave manvmembers their first chance in months to nnd out at home how their con stituents are thinking Speaking privately for the most part these leaders voiced confi dence the house also would about face on price control extension which the house last month ham mered down to a point where OPA Administrator Paul Porter raid the agency would be without pow er after June 30 The ihumpins administration victory on the housins bill broke a month Ions deadlock over the legislation which Mr Truman hopes will permit private enter prise to build an unprecedented 2 00000 about 2 years Housing Expediter Wilson W Wyatt said of the vote This throws the veterans housing pro gram into high gear Technically the house action instructing its conferees to accept a compromise 5400000000 subsidy the legislation back to the housesenate conference commit tee which had been deadlocked for weeks on the subsidy issue 25KJLLEDHi PLANE CRASH Pensacola Fla 2o and 30 bodies were removed from the wreckage of the 2 4en gined bombers and a smaller plane which crashed Friday in a remote section Munson L C Cook dispatcher for the state forest service reported Operators Silent on 2 Week Order Washington L Lewis proposed a 2week truce iri the paralyzingcoal strike Friday but operators de terred a decision until after a white house conference with President Truman at 3 p m Lewis offered to send the 400000 United Mine workers back to the pits immediately with full crews returning on K HLtacked on a Proviso however that the truce would be effective only if the operators agreed to make retroactive any wage increase subsequently granted statement operators negotiating committee this terse The opwjjtors negotiating committee will issue a statement of on later meeting with the president In the meantime the suggests that the op their position Hon Lewis Washington ff Thc white house listed the Hon John L Lewis and Mr Charles ONeili as participants in Fridays coal strike conference with President Truman Mr ONeill is head of the Northern Appalachian group of mine operators and acts as official spokesman for the mine owners negotiating committee The Hon Mr Lewis is of course head of the United Mine Workers Their names were so posted on the press room bulletin board LEGLESS BOY WALKS 2 months after mT H T 6F a railroad accident 8 year old Richard Dickie Landry leaves a Lynn Mass hospital under his own pwver A fund of has been raised through ef forts of newspapers to guarantee Dickie artificial limbs for the rest of his life Pictured with Dickie is MB mother airs Joseph Landry extreme left and Nurses Winifred Oskochil and Evelyn Drinkwine International Coal Strike at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS da2 naflonwide strike of bituminous coal miners was 40 days old Friday The number of because of the per cent More ana more railroaders furloughed Motor carriers asked ParCCl Package Chieftain John L Lewi calls Monday and accePts invitation by govern when Vet Prefers War to Bread Hungry Women Los Angeles There was some question in John Maddoxs mind Friday whether hed rather face the Normandy landing again or a throng of bread hungry women The 27 year old veteran now a grocery clerk received only a slight shrapnel wound in Euro pean fighting But 400 milling women waiting for bread made a frontal attack as Maddox started lo open the doors His battle scars Arm and hand cuts and a severed artery They shoved him through the plate glass I WAR BRIDE ARRIVES Ba Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and colder Friday night with lowest tem perature about 30 Saturday continued cold and gradually clearing Iowa Cloudy rain or snow in northwest and rain in south and oast portions Friday afternoon continuing in southeast portion early Friday night colder Fri day night with freezing temper atures in northwest and most of north central portion by Satur day morning Saturday contin ued cold and gradually clearing Minnesota Clearing and colder Friday with freezing tempera tures and severe frost Low tem peratures 18 to 24 degrees north 25 to 30 south Saturday fair and cold except slowly rising tem peratures west in afternoon FN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 65 42 42 14 45 32 The bride of August arrived Wednesday from England Sgt Barta son of Mr and Mrs Frank Barta was dis charged in January after being in service 4 years 2 which were m England where he met his bridethe former Mary Miles CLAIM RUSSIAN STAND IS VETO Foreign Ministers Hold Talk on Pacts Paris Insistence on full agreement among the big foui before calling of a European peace conference was described in iri flays session ol the foreign min isters as a veto on permitting the nations which took part in the war to express their views on the treaties a British source said This source quoted British For eign Secretary Ernest Bcviii as at tacking the soviet stand during the mornings 2hour council session A second meeting was scheduled for Friday afternoon in an effort lo work out an agreement on the proposal of Secretary of State Byrnes proposal to convoke a 21 nation peace conference for June An American informant said Byrnes also opposed the soviet stand and said the four govern ments had a responsibility before the world to see that the treaties written and to safeguard the rights the nations which par ticipated in the war to have a say in the treaties Byrnes suggested that the min isters set a definite dale for the conference now and then con tinue working in Paris in small informal sessions Dismiss Charges Against 5 Defendants in Eldora Case On the grounds ot a lack of evidence District Judge H E Fry Thursday sustained the motion of Hardin County Attorney D W Dickinson who asked for the dismissal over the protests ot the staVe mer guards Barrel T Brown i former assistant superintendent and H J Martin former dean of boys Both Klatt and Nelson were con victed of assault and battery in connection with the alleged heal ings of inmates and each received a 30dny jail sentence Judge Fry said his rulinsr should not be construed as a reflection on either counsel for the state or defense He praised the character and integrity of AVebster county juries and said criticism of jurors for the verdicts returned in the Klall and Nelson trials was not justified The judge said he was con vinced from reading the evidence and the minutes of the grand jury testimony that boys were mis treated at the training school and that Von Krog knew of these mis treatments He said he did not aelieve however that there was sufficient evidence of conspiracy on Von Grogs part Von Kro might have been of something but not of conspiracy the judre said Thursdays ruling was made at the close of arguments on a 2nd motion a runnd on the rinfpncA motion which was ficd be announce later erators in the field await advice from it Lewis made public the truce proposal by releasing a telegram he had sent to union presidents asking them to arrange for the back lo work trek This action is the contribution of the United Mine Workers ot America to our nations economy Lewis telegraphed the locals which is being imperilled by the stupidity and selfish greed of the coal operators and associated financial interests and by dema gogs who have tried to lash the public mind into a state of hys teria rather than grant justice and fair treatment to the men who mine the nations coal Some operators eyed the pro posal with suspicion One of them told reporters privately he thought Lewis might be Iryinjr to split the operators by goinff over the heads or the negotiating committee to bargain with individual owners Despite the truce move the ci vilian production administration said coal conservation orders will remain in effect until the emer gency is definitely over A spokesman for the agency told reporters also the government is not withdrawing its for a aaiaut in the coai burning areas of 22 eastern nnd midwestern states The situation still is critical the spokesman said and there still is a very great need to save all the coal we can Schwcllenbach remained at the white house for more than an hour and a half after the cabinet ses sion ended conferring not only with Mr Truman but also with other white house officials Sir Trumans invitation to Uwi5 and the operators indicated the president will offer them a Jlan for bringing the strike to an Mayor Edvard J Kelly of Chi cago said Thursday Mr Truman him lie had a program he lopecj would work and that if it did not bring results soon he would become more militant Spokesmen for operators and he striking United Mine Workers nsisted to newsmen as they re sumed negotiations however that hey had heard no new pro posal John L Lewis UMW presi dent again stayed away from the government sponsored confer ences While the cabinet was meeting Secretary Charles G oss told reporters lie had shown lie report by the Detroit News to Reconversion Director John W Snyder Blair Moody Washington correspondent of the News had quoted Snyder on the report Ross said that Snyder had au thorized him to soy it has no foundation whatever in fact and that he had made no disclosure whatever to Blair Moody Lewis acted than an hour after President Truman invited the mine leader and a represen tative of the operators to a white house conference pt 3 p m CST The UMW chieftain told the union locals The coal to be mined during this 2 week truce period can be utilized for con sumption by essential facilities and the nations health and curity thus safeguarded while ef forts to negotiate a contract con tinue Let every member be assured that the members of the national policy committee arc determined to accept no contract that will not give the mine workers the es sential protection which is imper atively required Lewis called in reporters 3 hours before the scheduled white house conference and announced that the policy committee ot 250 strike leaders unanimously authorized sendingof the telegram to each local union Simultaneously a close associ ate of President Truman reported the chief executive was consider ing proposing an 18 cent au hour wage increase and the estab lishment of a commissioncon trolled health and welfare fund in an effort to end the strike This official who cannot be named but who participated in white house discussions of the plan said the president appeared to have decided he would make a definite proposal in the hope oC obtaining a compromise   

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