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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Plea ana United Press Full teased Wlrea r BIG 4 FOREIGN MINISTERS QUIT UNTIL JUNE 15 Molotov Agrees to I Investigation Into German Disarmament Paris 4power foreign ministers conference ended Thurs day with the delegates planning to I meet again June 15 In ihe final session the ministers initialed revised Italian armistice I terms American quarters said Soviet Foreign Minister V M I Molotov agreed to an American V proposal to send a 4power com f mission to all 4 zones of Germany 1 to investigate the state of German I disarmament an American in formant said 1 But this proposal was thrown out by U S Secretary oE State James F Byrnes several days ago i to counter a soviet objection to i Byrnes offer a 25year 4power mutual assistance pact to guaran tee the continued disarmament of Germany j At that time Molotov had oli I Jected that Germanys present fr state of disarmament should be studied before such a pact was 1 considered ana Byrnes had pro posed the commission Thursday British Foreign Secre f tary Ernest Bevin finally regis I tered Londons approval of the j pact proposal France already has accepted it But MoloJoys atUtude toward the pact remained unchanged An American source said Molotov de j clared there was no hurry about such a pact since it would not take effect until after the occupy i ing armies had withdrawn from i Germany Molotov was said to have re peated his statement of Wednes day that Russia wanted to know what was going on in the Ruhr He said he had heard of a scheme to nationalize the Ruhr coal mines j German Food Ration Cut Five Cents a Copy BIASOX CITY IOWA THUKSDAY MAY 16 1946 HOPE TO BE TOGETHER IN LEPER Hans Hornbostel gently kisses his wifes forehead as he presses his petition to enter the leper colony at Carville with his wife AP Wirephoto San Francisco tall ruddy spend the remaining years of his life Carville La leprosarium was undaunted Thursday bv unofficial word from Carville that his request probably would be denied This possible setback came as friends of fi5 year old Maj Hans George Hornbostel a veteran ot 2 wars pushed liis petition in j Washington Surgeon General Thomas Parran was among those with whom the wobablv unnreepdentprT officer determined to years of his life by the side of his wife in a Stuttgart Germany een million Germans in the Amer ican occupation zone were offi cially notified Thursday that their hunger food ration would be cut more than 7 per cent to 1130 calories daily May 27 The German council ol minis terpresidents exercising its new ly granted authority to make in dependent decisions announced a 95caIory reduction from the pre vious average scale of 1275 ories in 3 states British military food adminis trators warned at Herford that 0000000 persons in the British occupation zone might be placed on starvation rations of aOO calor ies or less unless therewere sub stantial grain imports ia the next few weeks However the British govern ment announced in LondonThurs day thaKit would send 70000 tons of barley and 80000 tons of po tatoes to the British zone in the next 5 weeks in an effort to re duce the threat of starvation This would provide an average of 17y pounds of grain and 20 pounds of potatoes for the 9000000 whom the probably unprecedented request was taken up Airs Hornbostel who is 32 developed skin trouble while she her husband an army were prisoners of the Japanese at Santo Toraas in Manila However physicians at San Francisco hospital s where she is in isolation believe she contracted the disease long before probably while doing research with her husband among Polynesian peo ples They point out that leprosy Tliia Fajer Consists ot Sw One an Asks Arbitration in Coal Strike Deadlock NEGOTIATION INGrovr DJIll WAI UnilT in Mason City Hospital nftJII W Ul I TJ en f BREAKS DOWN 33 3ears ago feels the same way Hans is ready now to be rer tired from the service she said in her hospital room filled with roses brought by her husband He says hes had his fling in life and thai he wants to be with me I want him to come with me usually does not manifest itself until from 5 to 20 years after ex posure Although she suspected leprosy while at Santo Tomas the confirmation was obtained only a week ago Major Hornbostel has no doubts about his decision to join his wife at the Leper colony 1 dont consider myself any siartyr by asking to be with her as Ions as we both shall live he said Id be unhappy without Weather Report FORECAST lere Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday No im portant change in temperature Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Somewhat cooler Thursday night with scat tered light frost in northern portion He envisioned his own future at Carville Ive done a lot of things in my life Ive written stories Ive been a mine superintendent Ive been an explorer and a department head and Ive served in the army and the marine corps Ive been a forester and a chief of police and I see no reason why 1 shouldnt be damned good at kitchen police or even a mis sionary The blueeyed wife he married FLYING TIGERS SHOCK PUBLIC Denver law upheld the Flying Tigers Thursday but hereafter a regulation clothesline will uphold their laundry Maj Arthur W Wermuth hero of Bataan and center of a recent marital mixup had no time to send his clothes to the laundry Neither did 7 coperformers in the Fly ins Tiger Air Circus So they did their own washing and hung it out of their hotel win dow to dry Passersby gaped at what a Flying Tiger wears be neath his flying suit Hotel Mana ger Henry Schwalbe pleaded but to no avail Finally he called po lice At the city jail Wermuth told authorities he and his friends would not be in town long enough to send their clothes to a laundry A check of city ordinances dis closed they had broken no law Man Loses Life and 10 in Bet to Swim River St Paul Minn Mis sissippi river was too wide and too swift Wednesday for Bill Johnson 51 who drowned when he tried to swim across the river to win a bet Johnson was sitting on the bank oi the river with 4 friends when he impulsively bet he could swim the width Tom Hayes bet him S10 he couldnt Ill take the ten said Johnson Ho stripped to his underclothes and plunged into the water Halfway across the current dragged him under as his friends watched from the bank River patrols were unable to find his presented in a motion tha body after hours of senrchinv defeated 228 to 217 in a to cided change in temperature Light frost extreme southeast portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Thursday 51 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum SB Minimum 36 Union Representatives Notify President of Conference Failure Washington repre sentatives notified President Tru man by telephone Thursday that negotiations to prevent a nation wide rail strike set for Saturday had broken down They said at 1 p m CST that the white house had not sent back any reply but presidential aides said the president wouid have something to say oit he rail situa tion at his 4 p m news confer ence Negotiations between the man agements and Brotherhoods of Pailroad Engineers and Trainmen representing 250000 workers end ed after a 25minule talk this morning The carrier representa tives refused to accept a modified union proposal for a wage increase of IS per cent and a minimum raise of 5144 a day The 2 brotherhoods originally asked for 25 per cent and a floor S250 a day A presidential emergency board recommended a raise of 16 cents an hour or a day and the managements said Thursday they would not go be yond that figure A F Whitney president of the trainmen said the strike of train men and engineers is still set for 3 p m CST Saturday There still was speculation on whether federal seizure the railroads might forestall the strike of 250000 trainmen and engineers ArmyA Induction of 2529 Group Washington army lias asked President Truman to di rect the drafting of men aged 25 through 29 The request was made because a prospective replace ment shortage resulting from the stopgap revision of the selective service act a war department of ficial said Thursday He said the president might act Thursday officials have mated that the existing pool of men in the 2529 age group totals only about 15000 The army will continue after June 30 to discharge men with 2 years of service or a point score of 40 can make no promises as to reducing the release require ments to 18 months the official said He added that the demobil ization program will be continued as promised in January by Gen Dwight D Eisenhower pending further action on the draft by congress tK H Galvin 58 president and general manager of ad e coraPany at a hospital at Mason Weeks illn6SS Mr Galvin had been afflicted with heart trouble for a number of years but had been taking care of his duties as usual and his condition was not considered serious until last Friday On that dayhe took a load of high school seniorsto the Veishea activities at Ames and became while there He was unable to drive the car back complaining of acute indigestion He was taken to a Mason City hospital Sunday Mr Galvin had been a resident of Hockford for 33 years He was chairman of theofficial board of the Methodist church and for years served on the Boy Scout committee of the area as chair man also as secretary He also was on the school board for a number of years Mr Galvin was a director of the Clay Products Institute of Ameri ca and was recognized as an au thority among members of the in dustry throughout the nation Surviving arc the widow and 2 sons Grover H Jrof Rockford and Dean who is in the navv somewhere in the Pacific A brother Jack Galvin of Hampton was some years ago democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Other brothers are Dee Galvin Knoxville Guy Galvin and Gale Galvin of Pleasantville and Paul Galvin of Cedar Fall also 3 sis ters Mrs Dessa Vander Wilt Knoxville Mrs Lloyd Bare Pleas antville and Mrs Willis Trow bridge Sheffield He also leaves a grandson Gary Hayne Galvin Rockford Mr Galvin was born in Calhoun county March 18 1888 where he lived until 8 years old moving with his parents to Pleasantville where he spent his boyhood latei He was graduated from high school at attended the lies HTnin college for the company In 1910 he married Mabel De Witt of Gosport moving to Rock ford in 3913 as president of the Rockford Brick and Tile company which office he held until his death Conservative Peace Advocate Is Elected New Japan Premier Yoshida Imprisoned During Part of War For Supporting Peace REVIEW IOWA DRAFT CASES Boards Look Over Farm Deferments Tokyo Shig eru Yoshida considered such a peacemonger by Japans militar ists that he was imprisoned part of the war Thursday became pre mier and quickly dominated an or ganizational session of the house of representatives II i s conservative supporters j mustered a narrow margin to elect on a straight party vote the speaker and vice speaker shortly after Yoshida received an imperial command to form a new govern ment The liberal presi dency Yoshida accepted Wednes the progressives both actually conservative combined to elect Takekichi Miki speaker oi the house and Konzaemon Kimura vice speaker Miki is a liberal and Kimura a progressive and both are veteran politicians Their election came after a dra matic 55minute speech by Yukio Ozaki 87yearold dean Ja pans legislators urging selection I of men of high character speciive of party His attempt to 27 Killed as Plane Crashes in Virginia Richmond Va IP Twenty seven persons were killed Thurs day in the crash a southbound chartered airliner which ran into trouble a few minutes after its takeoff from Byrd airport near Richmond and plunged into a raindrenched stand pine woods in a vain attempt to return to the field The twineiiKine Viking airliner came to grief in the heavy over cast about a m plowed through the trees and burned on the soggy banks of Doran creek only a few thousand yards from the airport The airliner left Newark N J IHVIL UCCIMUSI u early Wednesday night for AllanTruman at p m CST GROVER H GALVIN nccted in state and national demo cratic circles Funeral services will be held Sunday at p m at the Rock ford Methodist church the Hev F A Smith pastor officiating Burial will be in Riverside ceme tery 2 Killed 6 Injured LEWIS ONEILL ADMIT FAILURE OF DISCUSSIONS Conferees Say Further Negotiations on Coal Dispute Is Useless Washington tT President Truman announced Thursday he had asked John L Lewis and the coal operators to submit their deadlocked contract negotiations to arbitration Lewis and Charles ONeill of ficial spokesman for the operators vill give their decision to Mr in Army Plane Wreck Fairfax1 Cal Two men were killed and 6 were injured critically when a 4engine army bombing plane ran out of fuel and crashed near here early Thursday Three of the injured were taken Bottles of to the army hospital at nearby w lUQtn iui ta It put into Richmond and took oft again about a m in heavy weather The ceiling at the airport was fluctuating between zero and 200 feet and visibility was one mile when she took off The CAA said the plane carried 4 passengers in addition to the pilot and copilot but 27 bodies were brought out of the woods from the crash and sent to 5 Rich mond funeral homes Identifica tion was difficult but it appeared the victims were 21 men 3 women and 3 children The pilot of the plane apparent ly was Dell Anderson The CAA said the pilot reported himself as Anderson in contacts with its sta tions and in Los Angeles the air line said that if the ship was a Vik ing the pilot was Dell Anderson and the Copilot was David Miner both of them of Los Angeles An airline official said normally the operation had been in trans porting merchant seaman from the east coast to the gulE coast This fitted in with an identifica tion card found in a charred wal Ifit giving the name Frederick J Spargo Ensign U S Maritime Service The card showed Spargo born October B 1924 but gave no address J Hamilton field but the others were so badly hurt they could not be Mr Galvin was a member of the so badly hurt they coi Elks lodge at Charles City themoved Irom tne scene Shrine of Cedar Rapids various Blood plasma was rushed from Masonic and Eastern Star ordersHamilton field and administered the Winnebago Boy Scout council i in efforts to save their lives zationt n The B17 enroute lrom Los Ail and improvement organigeles crashed into a hillside 3 He was prominently conI miles west ot Fairlax Beer Declared Surplus Honolulu T II Pacific army headquarters an nounced Thursday that 2400000 bottles of beer stored here have been declared surplus and will be released for civilian consumption later this month Des Moines 120 lo cal draft boards Thursday began a review of all occupational and agricultural deferments with par ticular attention to farm defer ments The review in the 20 through 25 age Rroup was ordered by state selective service headquarters as about the only means of contin uing to supply lowans for the armed forces Col Ralph A Lancaster assist ant state draft director asserted on a rough guess I rather doubt if we can get more than 300 men out of the 2C occupational de ferment group Colonel Lancaster added that fight flames of undetermined origin gutted the top 2 floors of the middle section ofthe hall at the Uni of Iowa m Iowa City AP Wirephoto prevent straight nartv of 01 SHIGERU VOSrUDA T renPth Twentyone g Jet Propelled Flight Heads for Memphis Fort Worth Tex first flight of 25 P80 jet propelled shooting stars took off for Mem phis at a m CST here Thursday There were 4 planes in the first night Others in flights of from 3 to 5 planes followed at 10 min utes intervals They were due in Memphis 50 members minutes after leaving Fort Worth Ead Weathcr had tbcir The blaze which authorities said might have been caused by a radio short circuit started about a m and was limited to the upper portion of the 4story central section of the H shaped build ing which formerly housed the General hospital A fireman Walter Garwood suffered a severely cut hand when he was hit by a falling roof University officials placed the fire damage at 525000 to S30000 adding that considerable water damage also was caused in de partments under the scene of the blaze Dr Harry Greene head of the bureau of educational re search said damage to his sup plies and equipment would run to S20000 Badly damaged by the waier was a scries of 8t 10 a m I bureau tests which the to schools One of these contained a valuable set of lithographic reproductions of paintings Dr Greene said A quantity of valuable photo graphic equipment was removed from rooms directly below the fire before the equipment was damaged The building now is used by The Daily lowan graduate col lege education college extension division psychology department rtnd VIFUR crfurntinn department 1 North Dakota Fugitive Captured in Wyoming Denver Ralph Emmons 42yearoUl convictec auto thief who escaped from the county jail at Fargo N Dak last Oct 13 has been captured the Denver FBI disclosed ate Wednesday R P Kramer special agent for the FBI at Denver said Emmons was arrested at Rawlins Wyo Tuesday night by Sheriff John Terrill after he stole a car there Mr Truman announced his pro losal to a hurriedly summoned news conference He said that jewis and ONeill both had agreed hat their own efforts to settle he coal controversy had col apsed The announcement was made ess than 2 hours after Mr Tru nan conferred for 10 minutes with and ONeill at the white louse Mr Truman said that the 2 figures in the coal dispute lad told him they felt after over lisht conferences with their as ociatcs that the coal negotiations ictd up to now had completely irokcn down and that further discussion was useless It was then Mr Truman said hat he asked them to submit their differences to arbitration He said the country is in des perate straits as a result of the 42days shutdown oi the mines prior to ihe 2 week truce which began last Monday The chief executive said coal must be gotten out oj the ground and that the suffering which had followed the strike would increase f there was no settlement MrTruman said that Lewis and the operators at white house talks prior to the strike which began April 1 hail emphasized they would be able to get together among themselves and had as sured him they did not think there would be a strike Neither Lewis nor ONeill would discuss their morning conference with Mr Truman Mr Truman told the news con erence that if the parties were mable to sgree upon an arbitra tor he would then appoint one His 2ppint arbitration proposal which he suggested to Lewis and ONeill was 1 The parties agree on an arbi trator to hear and pass upon the dispute 2 The mines to remain at work Both agreed to submit the plan to their respective negotiating committees and report back IN TRUCK FIRE Wife Suffering From 3rd Degree Burns Honey Creek Iowa Mid dletown Ohio trucker was burned to death and his wife suf fered 3rd degree burns when their 10ton semitrailer truck over turned and caught fire on highway 30 near here Wednesday night Stanley Ethell about 25 driver of the ruck was unable to get out of Ihe blazing truck cab but his wife ID crawled out with her clothes afire and was aided by passersby She was taken to Mercy hospital m Council Bluffs to be treated for 3rd degree burns on the lower part of her legs chest and back and lesser degree burns on face and hands Her condition was termed fair by hospital attend ants Thursday morning Deputy Sheriff H J Carter said the loaded 10ton vehicle traveled about 250 feet from the point where it started to leave the road to the spot where it overturned Chief Deputy Sheriff Fred Stroth er said a broken piece of the trucks driveshaft found buried in the ground about 50 feet behind the blazing truck indicated that the broken shaft had claused Ethell to lose control of the heavy vehicle Emmons had been the object of a 3state search since he and Louis Melviu Bronson 23 broke out of the Cass county jail at Fargo Bronson was recaptured Nov 11 at CovinEton Ky House Votes Cut in Airmail Postage Washington A reduction in airmail postage rates from 8 cents to 5 cents an ounce was voted unanimously Thursday by the house The legislation requires senate last action and white house approval before becoming effective   

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