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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF AO ASCriiVtS frO J JicLi I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL m Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 20 One Man Opinion A Radio Commentary bj W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Cllr p m WO1 Araet p m XVSUI CitT WeSneldir p m WTAD Qalner tl p m Its All a Part of the Better World A better world rising out of the ruins war is stirring the hopes of all mankind these days Nations have arrived at the deep seated conviction that mans ter rifying capacity to devise instru ments of death must be turned to creating the means of life From this emphasis on evolving new and more elfective weapons by which to bringr death to more people more quickly an effort which culminated in the advent of the atomic bomb less than a year ago the decent segments of mankind today are thinking in terms of the fuller happiness and all human beings At least so far as our own coun try is concerned it was for this that the last war was waged This 4 the foundation stone upon which the United Nations organization has been erected Its the accepted reasoning that unless conditions are established under which free men may live in security our dead will have died in vain years ago there was a man who had this vision More than that he proceeded to do something about it It was a momentous milestone in mans climb up the ladder of civilization when William Booth a minister of the gospel in Lon don England stepped out of his pulpit to go down into the slums of East Limehouse preach to the church less misfits of life There was born the purpose of carrying the message of Christian ity to those who would not volun tarily seek it There was born the organization known as the Salva tion Army TN the comparatively short span of time since that day when William gave up the se curity esTablisHed pastorate and dedicated his life to tha Lon doners less fortunate than himself the Salvation Army has developed into a moral spiritual and social force of worldwide significance Its flag was planted in America only 66 years ago Creation and development of the human material out of which to make a better happier world is the primary concern of this or ganization known as the Salva tion Army Its mission is to focus the beam of Christian love on the dark cor ners of the that would be otherwise unlighted SOON after William Booth first general of the Salvation Army commenced his ministry to the dregs of society in London he ar rived at a conclusion that has had a farreaching effect in the estab lishment of that better world to which I have made reference That conclusion was that before you can save a mans sonl you must first save his bodr From this persuasion came the great hu manitarian work of the Salva tion Army as we know it one of the greatest social forces for good known to the history of mankind Help first and investigate later has become the motto of the social service of the Salvation Army a creed that probably dis tinguishes it Erom most other so cial agencies Soap Soup and Salvation is another phrase that characterizes the service of this farflang army of selfless men and women who have dedicated their lives to the rescue of human debris and the transformation of it to fit it for a useful place in the scheme of Cod and society A roan may be down but he is never out is more than a slo gan or shibboleth with the Sal vation Army Its a deepseated conviction MEN and women by the millions have been lifted from degra dation morally spiritually and physically through the ministra tions of these uniformed mes sengers of Christianity Boys and sirls have been res cued from a wasted life and set upon the broad highway of self respect and success through the kindly earnest and consecrated efforts of this organization known as the Salvation Army America and indeed the world needs to rediscover the Salva tion Army as it marches forward in these postwar days with great new fields of usefulness opening before it GREATEST appreciation of the Salvation Army will be found among those who saw its work at close range in the 2 world wars engaged In by our country in the past 3 decades It was a service performed without thought of per sonal danger or discomfort The Salvation Array lass in her bonnet her hands outstretched as CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Tills Paper Consists of Two Qua No REPORT PROCRESS IN RAIL TALK Deny Serious Fighting in Iran NO ORDERS OUT TO BEGIN WAR ON AZERBAIJAN OHIO POLIO VICTIM GOES the first time in 19 months since stricken with infantile paralysis Eleanor Hunt exOhio college beauty queen who was flown to Los Angeles for treatment went shopping She is shown with her husband Sidney looking at a pair of shoes in the City of Angels as the 2 shop for their 2 daughters International OPA Is Planning More Price Boosts for New Automobiles Washington of new cars already boosted because of higher wages are going up time an average of 4 to 5 per cent to offset costlier steel and parts Disclosingthis Monday a high OPA official fold a reporter private ly that the hike probably will go into effect within 10 days He said OPA hopes this will be the last of the auto price in creases required under the istrations liberalized wageprice policy Under it retail prices for most cars were boosted from SI to in March and April to compensate for wage increases granted in the Industry Figuring an average of 5 per cent the new increase will add to the price of a 51200 car However the hike for autos in this price range may be less than the average In any case the entire increase will be passed on to the public OFA has said dealers profit mar gins will more not be trimmed any One of the principal factors be hind the new increase is the aver age boost of S5 a ton for steel which the government allowed last February when the industry increased wages cents hourly to settle the steel strike The auto industry also is paying higher prices for other materials The other main reason for the imminent auto price increase is the higher cost of parts to car makers Price ceilings on most new auto parts were removed several months ago OPA has stated it ex pected some increase and that it would have had to authorize high er prlces if ceilings had maintained been An OPA official said the agency had to make the car price in creases required under the wage price policy in 2 stages because it takes longer for the higher costs of parts and materials to show up than it does wage costs These 2 wages on the one hand for parts and mate rials on the blasted OPAs 1955 predictions that new cars would cost the public no more than in 1942 However even before these in creases were granted one other factor had upset OPAs forecasts Thif was price increases which manufacturers charged for changes in design and engineer ing specifications and for im provements These are author ized automatically by OPA on the ground that a better car is worth more money Some examples of these in creases are from to for one line of cars from to S121 for another line and from to for an individual make Plan Surplus Plane Sale at Minneapolis Minneapolis war as sets administration said Monday that some 350 Stinson AT19 cabin monoplanes would go on sale June 3 to priority claimants and to the general public Juno 22 Truman Tells Food Experts of Shortage Washington President Truman informed the internation al food conference Monday tha the remaining weeks before the 1946 grain harvest will be espe cially critical in famine areas He said the United States and other countries in a position to help must continue and heighten their efforts Mr Trumans statement was made in z welcoming talk read b Secretary of Agriculture Anderson before an opening meeting of the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations called to map a broad fight on longterm famine conditions Herbert Hoover addressing thi session urged the creation by Sept 1 of a broad internationa food administration to spur pro duction and guide distribution o supplies He declared there is neet for drastic reorganization of th world fight on famine An estimate that the world may fall a third short on food again next year challenged experts of 18 nations and five international or ganizations as they met Monday to combat famine The estimate came from th United Nations food and agricul ture met ric tons of wheat needed in short age areas 18000000 to 20000001 tons available from surplus coun tries And from the director genera of FAO Sir John Orr the dele gates heard a warning that The position seems to be tha following the 1946 harvest th world will be as badly off fo food as it was at the time of th 1945 harvest because this time w will have no great reserves of foo carried over from the previou year to fall back on Sir John said in a statemen prepared for the delegates tha there must be decisions wilhou delay on 1 How the 1946 harvest can b husbanded to cover the period un til the next harvest 2 How Jo jet maximum pro duction in 1947 harvest 3 Arrangements to keep th whole problem under continuou review so that any adverse de velopment can be met immediate ly 4 Creation of an internationa organization to deal with th whole anticipated period of th food shortage Russia turned down an invita tiori to the international food con ference and up to the last minut ference But Tabriz Radio Reports Fighting Opens in Province London dispatches rom Tehran Monday said the ranian war ministry denied any ighting was taking place in Azer aijan and Kurdistan as reported y the Tabriz radio in the Ayer aijan capital No orders have been scut from he Iranian capital for government ommanders to attack the Azer laijans the war ministry said The British broadcasting corpor tiou also quoted an Iranian gov rnment spokesman as declaring it vas unlikely that fighting was akini Lift Embargo Booth Tarkington 76 Dies on Perishables jot Home in Indianapolis and Livestock Shippers in North Iowa sat back and took a deep breath Monday as the embargo on perishable freight shipments and livestock was lifted and travel rolled merrily on as the nationwide railroad strike went into the 2nd day of its 5 day postponement No trains were tied up in Mason City Saturday night as was ex pected would be the case when the deadline for the scheduled walkout approached late Saturday afternoon A few trains were late on their schedules but all rolled or as usual Many railroad men voiced the opinion that they hoped some kind of settlement would be Magnificent Am in 1319 and Alice reached before the 5day ponement was up post place The London broadcast which id nottgive the source of its in ormation added that the Iranian pokesman said the government orces have strict orders not to tart any fighting It may fie possible the broad tast quoted him as sayiuu that ome overeaser frontier units lad fired a few shots at Azer baijans who were provoking hem The Tehran radio Monday made 10 mention of the reported fight g Radio reports earlier from Ta briz Azerbaijan capital indicated hat civilstrife had broken out Reuters in a Tehran dispatch said the Iranian war ministry denied thatfighting was taking Gce in Azerbaijan and Kurdis tiiat no been sent frbifl Tehran for commanders to attack The Tabriz radio as quoted by SBC and Reuters said that Iran an central government troops had attacked Azerbaijan It outers quoted the broadcast as saying the attack came from Kurdistan in he region near tae southwestern end of Lake Urnia This lake lies about 50 miles west of Tabriz between Kurdis an and Azerbaijan Martial law was proclaimed in Tabriz BBC quoted the broadcast as saying and a Mr Padvam was appointed military governor of the city Reuters said me broadcast an nounced an 11 p m curfew and proclaimed the death penalty for violators BBC said the Tabriz station in terrupted a transmission of re corded music at p m London The picture was brighter over the weekend for every railrnatl office in Mason City after sitting tight all day Saturday waiting tor the deadline Although many emergency means of shipments and travel accommodations were considered by North lowans no great change was noticed over the weekend Wliat the picture will be by mid week is still anyones guess ac cording to railroad men here but they are happy about the post ponement Indianapolis Tarkington whose novels found a place on the worlds bookshelves died Sunday night in the Indianapolis home in which he had done much of his writing He was 76 years old His death took another of the small irroup of writers and artists ivho brought Indiana its golden age of letters shortly after the turn of the century One of his boyhood friends was the Hoosier poet James Wliitcomb Uiley With those of Riley Meredith Nicholson George Ade and George 3arr McCutcheon his writing brought Indiana a prominent place in he worlds literary circles the group only Meredith Nichol son is now alive At Tnrkingtons bedside when e died were the authors wife Susannah bis secretary Betty Trotter and Mr and Mrs John T Jameson Jameson is a nephew Two of Tarkiiifffons novels brought him the Pulitzer prize for literature tiers ons Adams 3 years later His first successful novel pub lished when he was 30 was The Gentleman From Indiana and Tarkington himself often was re ferred to by this title in later years His Indianapolis home became his fortress whenever Tarkington began work on a novel lie would devote 18 or more hours a day to his writing turning out each page in longhand on yellow manuscript paper These efforts finally cost Tark ington his eyesight In 1930 he became blind after being troubled with failing sight for years An operation partially restored his vision but his stories were dic tated thereafter Funeral services will be con ducted privately Tuesday at Tark iniitons Indianapolis home Doc tor Russell Galloway assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery Sunday to announce the alleged attack SATN KALEH ATTACKED Sain Kaleh A in Azerbaijan province shaded border of Iran is under attack arrow by Iranian central government forces according to radio re ports from Tabriz An Iranian government spokesman said however fighting between pro vincial and government forces was unlikely AP Wrcpliofo Hotel Head Dies Omaha Mary Schim Ume p m Eastern Daylight mel 68 president of the Schimmel hotel chain died Monday after a 6months illness Auto Union Protests Boost in Car Prices Detroit CIO United Auto Workers Monday filed a formal protest with the OPA against increased automobile prices Walter P Reuther UAWCIO president nskeci OPA Administra tor Paul Porter to designate a board of review to hear union claims that increased auto prices are not made necessary by recent wage increases and arc in viola tion of the presidents order on wageprice policy The union complaint charged that recent price increases will add to a year to the cost of cars to con sumers BOOTH TARKINGTON ISTANBUL TO IDAHO Moscow Idaho gradu ates of Hpbert College in Istanbul Turkey have applied for enroll ment in theUniversity of Idaho Three of the students are Turkish and 3 are Greek GROMYKO PLANS UN BOYCOTT Sticks to Decision on Iran Hearing ffevf Iork Delegat Andrei A Gromyko indicate Monday that he would boycot Wednesdays session of the Unitec Nations security council which ha been called to lake up again the controversial Iranian question Gromyko who already ha walked out on one meeting o council and boycotted another said in response to a Question ai to whether he would attend I made myself clear on tba some time ago He apparently was referring I his statement April 23 that h would not take part in any fur ther council discussions of thi Iranian question This development came as tb council approached another dead line in the Iranian case still with out any assurances from eithe Russia or Iran that all sovie troops had been withdrawn from Iranian soil Believe Divers Seek Treasure of Sunk Ship San Francisco deep sea diving operations a fishin joat in tideswept Golden Gat Monday aroused speculation that new search is underway for treasure r e p u t c d 1 aboard the steamer Rio de Janeir when she sank 45 years ago DEATH CAB TAKEN FROM supervise the removal of a taxicab from the waters off Long Island city in Jsew York Sunday after the cab plunged into the East river carrying 4 persons to their deaths AP TRUMAN FACES DOUBLE CRISIS IN LABOR RIFTS Rail Truce Runs Out Thursday Miners to Quit Pits Saturday Washing ton Brotherhood eadcre reported were making progress Monday in government alks looking toward settlement of lie rail labor dispute before Thursdays strike deadline Alvanley Johnston president of he brotherhood of locomotive engineers brought reporters this vord from an hour and a half con ference with John R Steelman iresidenlial labor advisor A F iVhltncy head at the trainmen lisa participated The separate conferences were nteuded to bring together very oon the brotherhood and carrier negotiating groups In making this announcement however Eben Ayers assistant press secretary for President Tru man said he did not think joint conferences designed to reach a settlement prior to Thursdays strike deadline could be resumed Monday Reconversion Director John W Snydcr and John H Steelman presidential labor advisor are conferring with the disputants In dividually The engineer and trainmen brotherhoods are seeking wage and working rule changes which the carriers so far have declined to accept Snyder Steelman and Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach were meeting Monday on the soft coal dispute Ayers said in reply to questions Ayres said As far as I know they are not talking about seizure A government labor official Monday predicted government seizure of the soft coal mines as the next step in averting a re newal of the coal strike Tilts official who asked to re main anonymous said John L Lewis nnd the soft coal operators now feel that further efforts to negotiate a contract would be fruitless Seizure action depends how ever he said on the willingness of both sides to cooperate in run ning the mines and eventually working out a contract with gov ernment help Tho mines are now working under a truce which ex pires May 25 The truce under which most of 400DDO striking United Mine Workers are again digging coal expires next weekend while the nationwide strike of railroad trainmen and engineers has been postponed only until 4 p m local standard time on Thursday Mr Truman who first cancelled but then reinstated his weekend fliehl to Missouri flew back to the capital Monday after receiv ingan honorary degree from Wil liam Jewell college The chief ex ecutive new to Kansas City Sun day afternoon Even before he took off in his 4 engined Sacred Cow Presidents A F Whitney of the trainmen and Alvanley Johnston of the engi neers brotherhoods came back to town as part of the presidentially inspired truce agreement But there was no immediate re Although no one connected with he St John Bosco the fishing vessel would state specifically lhat the Rios treasure was sought iocal oldtimers recalled that the Rio sank about where the present diving operations are being car ried out sumption directly of the negotia tions Mr Truman said he was confident would result in further progress toward a settlement Whitney and Johnston con ferred with Presidential Assistant John R Steelman during the day and the latter called in Reconver sion Director John W Snyder for a later session with carrier rep resentatives Right now we are talking to each side independently can vassing the entire situation Sieelman told 3 reporter The conversations arc almost on an hourtohour basis The 2 sides will be brought together at the Iowa Partly cloudy and a little mosl advantageous time cooler Monday night Generally fair and warmer Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and a little cooler Monday night be coming generally fair and some what warmer Tuesday Minnesota Clearing and cooler with scattered frost Monday night Fair and warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday mornin Maximum Minimum At 8 am Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 60 40 47 69 55 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 69 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Sunday 52 Precipitation 77 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 47 Even though Mr Truman him self made public the 2 code words and that were to keep the trainmen and engineers on the job after the 4 p m strike hour Saturday con fusion swept through railroad terminals in many parts of the country Most service had returned to near normal Sunday although the train that brought Whitney and Johnston back to Washington from their Cleveland headquarters was 2 hours late It was a telephone call from the president to those 2 men Satur day afternoon that brought about the 5day truce Their acceptance came at p 26 min utes before the deadline Dies From Burns Council Bluffs Myrtle Ethell 19 Ohio died Saturday night of bums suffered last Wednesday in the truck acci dent which cost the life of her husband Stanley 24   

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