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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Pita tnd Unltea PreM THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS On Is Copy I MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAV 25 1946 RAILROAD STRIKE ENDS COOLING OFF 60 DAY PERIOD IS PUT IN BILL Senators Also Accept Trumans Plan lor FactFinding Boards Washington JP By topheavy majorities the senate voted Satur day to impose a 60 day cooling off period to prevent quickie strikes and then swiftly accented Presi dent Trumans longstanding sug gestion for creation of factfinding Strike irw oil boards in labor disputes The vote on the cooling amendment by roll call was 54 to 25 Approval of the fact finding noara proposal came on a roll cal vote of 53 io 19 Both amendments apply to pend ing legislation to curb strikes The senate also wrote into the Dill by a 48 to 30 vote a proposal by Senator Ellender de nying the benefits of the Wagner Act to unions of supervisory em ployes Ellender said this would prohibit effective unionization of foremen Senator Byrd speak ing in the senate said that a half dozen labor leaders can destroy lowans Vote Yes Washington Senators Wilson ami HickenooperIpwa republicans voted ireith the ina jority Saturday when the senate adopted 54Z6 the Ball amend ment to the labor disputes bill providing a 60day cooling off period in controversies where a federal mediation hoard has in tervened the economy of the country and demanded that congress work Sat urday night and Sunday to legis late this power out of their hands The Ball amendment directs that any time the federal mediation hoard intervenes on its mo tion or at the request of either party workers shall slay on the job and employers shall not lock out their work force for 60 days after the first attempt at collective bargaining The penalties for failure to ob serve these requirements would be denial to striking workers of their right to reemployment un der the Wagner act and to hold employers who closed their plants guilty of unfair labor practices un der that act Ball said the effect the amendment would be to require collective bargaining by unions as well as employers a proviso he said is not now in the Wagner act He termed it a very mild re striction upon the right to Rocket Engineer Finds Tires Flat Des Moines O M Spray of West Des Moines an extra engineer for the Rock Island who took the Hocky Mountain Rocket west out of Des Moines Thursday night found the tires on all 4 wheels of his automobile deflated ivhen he returned Friday night Spray had left his car in a park ing lot near the Rock Island sta tion He had notified the railroad he was not heeding the strike or der and was at the throttle again when the Rocket headed west Fri day night Officers Nap Liquor Car With Nylons Wisconsin car with a load of 50 cases of liquor in pints 5 punchboards with 78 pairs of nylon hose and 6 raincoats was picked up by the highway patrol m Howard county Friday evening at the junction of highways 9 and 63 Charges of illegal transportation of liquor wil be filed against both occupants of the car according to the patrolmen who took the2 to the county jail at Cresco The driver was Charles Edwin Green 31 Milwaukee 2921 N 70th and the owner of the car who was riding with him gave his name as Thomas W Donnelly also of Milwaukee 313 N They were in the custody of Sheriff Percy Haven Saturday The Howard county attorney in tends to file charges also for con fiscation of the car a 1941 Lincoln coupe according to the highway patrol Senate Group Votes to Lift Meat Control Washington IP The senate banking committee voted Satur day to eliminate price controls on meat poultry and milk by next June 30 The committee adopted 2 Bep irate amendments both sponsored 3y Senator McFarland DAriz Dne calls for decontrol of milk and food and feed products pro cessed or manufactured in whole or substantial part from milk That was adopted 9 to 8 The other covers livestock and poultry and food and feed prod ucts processed or manufactured in whole or substantial part from ivestock or poultry The vote on that was 10 to 8 The committee is nearing the end of drafting a oneyear price ontrol extension measure By con rast the house passed a 9months extension bill If not extended the the of the first first class mail i durinq the rail strike P i took ernppyesore shown ii C3 uie inown the Cleveland airport Friday night for Dayton O PRESS EFFORTS TO AVERT COAL PEACE FAILURE Krug Gives Lewis U S Tentative Proposal for Settling Coal Dispute Washington Secretary of the Interior J A Krug Saturday handed John L Lewis the govern ments tentative contract pro posals for settling the soft coal dispute A truce under which most min ers are stilt at work expires at midnight Saturday night The United Mine Workers chief took the proposals under consider ation He arranged to return for further conferences with Krug Details of the government offer on each of Lewis 9 big contract demands were not available im mediately The government proposal was understood however to include some typo of health and welfare fund for the 400000 bituminous coal miners Meantime in New York City the AFL United Mine Workers served notice on the nations an thracite operators that it would terminate its contract at midnight The miners traditionally have held to a no contract no work principle TJe UMW which represents j 0000 hard coal miners in Penn have been negotiating with the mine owners for the past 2 weeks The 2week Because of Railroad WalkoutJM pirn DTTI c Newspapers Forced to WH BATTLE softcoal truce by winch the nation got 12 days of coal production expires at the expires at end of Saturdays shifts the mines could the be aw will expire June 30 Chairman DN Y v jjii i f aid the committee probably will begin voting Monday or Tuesday on proposals to establish definite price margins for producers pro cessors and dealers He said he hoped to finish committee action on the bill early in the wsck ta Town akot jets Emergency Food Grand Forks N Dak An mergency 53car freight train ar ived early Saturday with meat and perishable food for this city of 3000 which ran completely out of meat and vegetables Friday morning Grand Forks was the first city the nation to put nu food igns on the counters of its meat markets and grocery stores since the railway strike began The train operated by a crew f supervisory workers of the Northern Pacific and Great North ern railroad was one of the first freights to move in the northwest ince the strike was called The tram brought the food from St Cloud Minn Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Satur day night Sunday fair and warmer Iowa Fair and cool Saturday night Sunday generally fair and warmer Minnesota Fair Saturday night warmer north portion Sunday partly cloudy and mild with scattered afternoon showers north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 61 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Saturday 48 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 53 Plan Demo Meeting Des Moines W5 The state democratic judicial convention at which the partys 3 candidates for the state supreme court will be nominated has been scheduled for Saturday July 27 TheAmerican Magazine reports a new strawberry as big as an ap ncot is about to make its debut A west coast manufacturer al ready is freezing the fruit prepar atory to marketing 1 IN HOSPITAL FROM CAR CRASH person was hos pitalized as the result of a headon automobile collision near here Friday afternoon The collision oc curred lit miles south of the greyhound station on highway 63 Bernard II Klaver of Blairs burgwas driving a 39 Mercury iroing south when his car owned by his mother collided with a II Ford driven by C A Meadows of Maitland 3Io who was on his spapers Forced to Cut Advertising and Size of Publications By UNITED PRESS Newspapers throughout the country were hard hit Saturday 2nd Ottumwa Man Is Seriously Injured Ottumwa PjA gun battle in the yardof an Ottumwa tavern about a m Saturday cost the life of Elmer Hughes 2D and rkept openunder government op eration next week remained to be determined Saturday The gov ernment seized the mines last Wednesday President Trumans pictlffe to restore the strikebound railroads to operation added a new note of urgency to the impending de cision because without coal many of the trains soon would stand uges and py a newsprint shortage develop1 brought serious wounds to Walter in as a result of the rail and coal Thompson 37 both of strikes Ottumwa Many papers eliminated adver Police said that when they ar of their idle again One faint hint of hope in the editions to a feupages of news coal and it was no more than that arose from Ihe fact Mr Truman did not couple iiis appeal the scene of the fiffht with a pun ay 4 Minn to take nounced that all future editions Mrs Maitlana to the clinic there j would be curtailed Mrs Maitland is in the Clarion I Botl1 the Atlanta Constitution hospital suffering from a gash ihe Atlanta Journal printed aoove the left eye chest injuries i Pa6e editions with no advertis and shock Mr Maitland suffered a bruised knee and Eugene Long who was riding with Klaver received head bruises and cuts None of the in juries were considered serious State Control Board Receives Des Moines state and comics for the duration of the nearby Thomas was in bed in hi strikes j apartment above the tavern where The Las Angeles Times pubiliehalj been helped by his wife lished an 8 page edition with no Thomas said that shots advertising Saturday and an were red at the tavern building a resi m and hoard of control Saturday had additional funds to help meet rising costs of 6 of its institutions until June 30 The legislative interim commit tee Friday granted this amount to the board after previously author izing expenditure of 550000 by the board of Eldora State Trainin School for Boys Dad Takes Rap Kansas City father His go unheralded by greeting cards ac cording to a large greeting card company here which reports that he railroad strike has held up shipment of Fathers day cards Bull moose shed their antlers ust after the autumn rutting sea ion and the new set becomes full rown about 4 months later Announcement to Advertisers strike s Qt an en how much further delay in traffic there will be is spec ulafcve The GlobeGazette announces that the advertis ing restrictions set up in our statement of yesterday are wthdrown until the situation is clarified no fslue of more than 14 pages will be printed except on Thurs ofttT9Up fohis limit wi Accepted on a ottered first served basis ing except funeral notices news and comics Their Sunday issues will also be limited to 8 pages except for feature sections already printed The general business of the ScripusHoward pers Ray A Huber announced that the Pittsburgh Press the Washington Daily News the Memphis Press Scimitar and the Indianapolis Times would all be reduced in size and have advertis ing eliminated starting Monday Chicago and New York City newspapers were still carrying a normal amount of advertising Sat urday but indicated dwindlin newsprint stocks may cause cur tailment if the strike lasts In St Louis all 3 newspapers the StarTimes the PostDispatch and the GlobeDemocrat canceled except death old house located dential area about 3 that her husband took his gun and went to investigate The gun fight apparently at close range then took place Politi ical Observers German Polls all advertising notices The Pittsburgh PostGazette cut out all ads except death notices matters deemed of public import ance and brief theater listings while the Pittsburgh SunTele graph reported they were not cur tailing advertising but were not encouraging any out of the ordi nary copy The Washington Star cut out all advertising except a few classified ads The Washington Post obtains its newsprint by water and will not he affected by the strike hut has announced it will not accept advertising from customers of other papers forced to curtail The Washington TimesHerald which gets part of its paper by water announced that no action would be taken until Monday Biff 7 Baseball Meet Washed Out Big Seven base ball tournament which was to have been held here Saturday has been postponed until next Satur day because of rain The games were scheduled at the Waterloo stadium Frankfurt Germany litical observers will watch elec tions in 38 Americanoccupied industrial cities Sunday for an in dication of the postwar strength of the German communist party The joint city country councils in Frankfurt Munich and other warravaged the first free election for the city populations in 13 years The American military govern ment considers the voting a sig nificant test of whether Germans under American rule are turning toward the left or right German political leaders said Saturday they expected an 80 per cent turnout of the 2 278 registered voters one to the miners This could mean that the gov ernment as boss of the seized Pitts felt some assurance that the truce would be extended for fur ther settlement talks Unless ex tended it expires with the last shifts worked today On the other hand however it could be that administration was relying on the persuasive powers of Vice Adm Ben Moreell deputy mine operator for the government Already more than half of John L Lewis 400000 bituminous workershad laid down their tools Friday as the backtostrike move ment that set in with federal seiz ure gained momentum But Mr Truman took no note of this fact He told his radio audi ence Friday night he was not speaking of the coal situation for the men are now at work and negotiations for settlement are now taking place between the government and the unions i Order Engineers Trainmen to Work Washington R Steelman labor consultant to President Truman announced Saturday the railroad strike has been settled Steelman said the settlement was on the basis of Presi dent Truman s proposal of May 22 Steelman made his announcement to reporters at a down town hotel as Mr Truman personally asked a joint session of congress for emergency strike legislation The agreement he said was for a 16 cent an hour in crease as recommended by a factfinding board to be retro active to Jan 1 plus an additional cents an hour effective May 22 1946 or a total of cents an hour in Fire Hits Marshalltown Firms Marshalltovvn gutted the Capitol theater here Saturday and burned out 2 other business estimated at Two firemen Clarence Wagner and Leo Knox were overcome by smoke and taken to a hospital where their condition was reported as good The cause of the blaze was not determined SPINACH FOR HENS Twin Falls Idaho the hens in Twin Falls county think Popeyes favorite foodin a slightly variated pretty good stuff Farmer S D Perrias fosses in some dandelion greens in the hen feed and his flock lays eggs nearly per cent One day he forgot it cent Army Continues to Discharge Men But Navy Holds Veterans Chicago of the 6th army command said Saturday that the separation centers at Ft Sheridan 111 and Camp McCoy Wis will continue to discharge soldiers until contrary orders are received from Washington The announcement followed a decision by officers at the Great Lakes naval training station to suspend discharge operations be cause of transportation shortages Henry Wallace Opposes 3rd Political Party New York of Commerce Wallace Friday night opposed the formation of a na tional 3rd party on the ground that because of the election laws in many states such a movement would guarantee a reactionary victory by splitting the votes of the progressives Winds Hit Oklahoma Tulsa Okla families near Sapulpa and Collinsville in northern Oklahoma Saturday sur veyed damaged homes outbuild ings felled fences and trees as the I reported Bulletin Washington Tru man asked congress Saturday for authority to draft into the armed forces of the United States all workers on strike against the gov ernment The president also rec ommended a 6month temporary statute providing criminal penal tics against employers and union leaders where presidential re quests for men to return to work in major industries is ignored 12000 Idle in Iowa as Firms Close By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A p p r o x i m alely 12000 Iowa workers including an estimated 3000 railroaders were idle in thi state Saturday as a result of thi nationwide rail strike area n while at Boone divisioi point of the Nortlnvestcrn Rail road no engineers reported for work in response to the presidents request and the unions went inlo continuous session at the armory In addition to cessation of vir tually all rail traffic in the state this was the industrial picture The Lennox Furnace company Marshalltown closed and gave its 450 workers a paid vacation which they normaHy would have had in July Also at Marshalltown 15 men were laid off by the Cooper Manufacturing company maker of power machines The John Deere Tractor coi pany Waterloo announced it woulil close Saturday laying off employes Penick and Ford Cedar Rapids ceased operations Friday night throwing 650 employes out or work The National Oats company Ce dar Rapids notified 150 employes that it was halting all operations until the end of the rail strike Production was halted at ciin ton industries food processors leaving 900 workers without jobs The Paris Dunn corporation Clarmda makers of windoper ated electric generators closed its 2 factories leaving 125 employes out ot work until the rail strike ends Thousands of railroad workers in addition were idle many at them belonging to unions not on strike The Chicagro Great West ern notified between anMOO employes of its mechanical de partment at Oelwein that they would be laid off Monday night At Burlington the Burlington ronte announced jt would close its steam locomotive shops Saturday night laying off 300 men However that appeared to be only the start of the states eco nomic paralysis that set in Thurs day with the start of the rail strike Many of Iowas meat packing plants were faced with shutdowns it the strike continues very long and they can find no outlet for their slaughtered meat Many oth er plants and industries were op erating on tentative schedules based on the amount of the fin ished product they can ship out and the amount they are able to store on the premises The large Quaker Oats mm at Cedar Eapids notified its 800 em ployes to report to work as usual Monday unless otherwise notified About 60 employes of the shipping department were released until further notice Officials said cereal would be packaged and piled on the floor and some moved as shipping space becomes available Tornado Kills Boy Bartlett Texas tornado struck 5 miles southwest of here Friday night taking the life of 10yearold Frankie Cepcar de molishing 2 houses and damaging other buildings Steclman said memoranda of agreement had been signed be tween all the carriers and brother hoods Presidents A F Whitney and Alyanley Johnson of the striking unions told reporters the engineers and trainmen will be ordered back to work Steelman said there will be a moratorium on changes in work ing rules for one year In reply to a question Steelman said President Truman had not been told of the settlement when he went before congress at 3 p m Most birds sing only while on the wing or when perched on some object David B Robertson head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men told reporters he is sending a telegram to his 120000 members instructing them to get on the job immediately and get this trans portation moving Robertson said his union in cludes 40000 engineers who did not go on strike and now will run trains for the government Robertsons union is one of the 18 nonstriking brotherhoods who earlier Saturday came to a con tract agreement with the carriers by government mediation Robertson severely criticized A P Whitney president of the broth erhood of railroad trainmen arid Alvanley Johnston president ot the brotherhood of locomotive en gineers for calling the railroad strike This situation they have cre ated Robertson said is nothing but personal matter Whitney is the leader and Johnston is merely following along They are men reaching and grasping for power We are going to get this trans portation moving and enable the reconversion program to go ahead Johnston and Whitney are 100 per cent wrong Robertson concluded At p m Itoss told white house reporters that the Whitney Johnston letter containing their backtowork offer was still on the presidents desk He said that while Sir Truman had glanced at it he had not had an opportunity to read if Certainly comment 01 added John R there will be no it Saturday Ross Steelman presidential labor adviser made the announce ment of the agreement between the carriers and the 18 non striking brotherhoods Sfeelman said that the non striking unions and carriers came to agreement in accordance with vj Truman s recommendation of That recommendation called for vage raises of 18Vi cents an hour with no present changes in work ing rules My understanding is that this agreement means that insofar as the 18 unions are involved the stnke is over Steelman said Steelman made his announce after meeting separately the representatives of the railroads and the 18 nonstriking brotherhoods and then bringing them together in a joint confer ence Mr Truman earlier had directed that government efforts to medi ate with the striking brotherhoods 3aris Slayer of 27 ies on Guillotine Paris Dr jtarcei p a f convicted of slaying 27 persons in he sensahorial murders of the Rue La Sueur during the Ger i was beheaded by Saturday Prison early The slight 55 year old physi cian who allegedly collected money from his victims by prom smg to help them escape from nazioccupicd Paris said Gentle men I am yours before mount ng the block His lawyer Rene Floriot said Petiot was half smiling as he ap proached the guillotine At the foot of the block he re ceived religious rites To please my wife DUE AT NEW YORK Date Willey 0C reene is among lowans sched uled to arrive Saturday at New IXoik on tie Claynjont Victory   

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