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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires One Man s Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BEOADCAST SCHEDULE CnU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY Paper Consists of Two One No 19 J RESUME GOAL STRIKE TALKS WedncscUy p ra KStll city Wcdneidiy p m WTAD Qulner Ill Stordr f m A New Testament of Safety Is Penned AS AN ErWTOR who for 15 years has made a point of never letting an issue of his daily newspaper go to press without at least one specific preachment on the subject of safety Ive had this one guiding thesis WHEN 9 OUT OF 10 AMERI CANS WANT TRAFFIC SAFETY IT ENOUGH TO PAY THE FULL BE ON THE WAY TO HAVING THAT SAFETY ALMOST OVEE NIGHT Being for safety in the abstract and being for safety as a concrete daybyday hourbyhour way of life are 2 things quite different of course My reasoning has been and is that with this condition fulfilled out of 10 of us intelligently wanting safety and willing to pay the inevitable course of events would be as follows would go to the Edu cator with the question What can YOU do to curb the mount ing street and highway slaughter After being persuaded that we the public would be willing to pay the price not a light one he would answer our question Hed talk to us in terms of in tegrated safety teaching from the first day of kindergarten to the last day of high school culminat ing in a driver training course which would either prepare driv ers for the highways or develop the information that there are some who by physical or tem peramental deficiencies are not qualified to sit at the wheel of an automobile OECOMD we would go to the Enforcer with the same ques tion What can you do He too xvould need to have assurance that the public would stand back of Kim Hes human enough not to want to lose his mealticket by thats what it would For the law enforcerthe tlfsl assignment would dealing with that 10th person wBo frowns on the whole safety cause With this bird off the road he could major his attention on applying the proved enforcement techniques to bill the other 9 those who believe in safety and want to play the fame according to the rules we would go to the En J gineer He would need extra assurance that the public was back of him because what he has to offer to the cause of greater sajty on streets and highways carry an enormous price tag Ours is a choice between paying this price in improved engineer ing or in a continuing and mount ing accident toll Included in the engineers pro gram would be an early advance toward a system of highways in which headon collisions at high speeds would be made all but im possible In open country on arterials this would mean chan nelized paving with eastbound traffic phrsicalljseparates from westbound traffic not by just an imaginary line THIS HAS BEEN my story for at least 10 years Ive been contending and with no less an ruthority than Ned H Dearborn president of the National Safety council to back me up that the techniques for traffic accidenl prevention are as well known as the preventive measures for small pox and typhoid Now what up to this time has been more or less theoretical ts presented to to America a specific and tangible form A new maybe I shoulc call it a Revised safety has been written I sat in on an had a part in the writing On call from the president o the United States men and wom en officially and unofficially in terested in the cause of safety have gathered in Washington anc drafted a comprehensive repor on all aspects of the traffic safety problem the first of its kind si 1926 when a like conference was called by Herbert Hoover then secretary of commerce in the Coolidge cabinet THIS NEW compilation takes the form of 8 different commit tee reports 6 ot them concerned with such technical aspects of StrikeDraft Bill Runs Into Senate Trouble GOP SENATORS LAUNCH DRIVE FOR REVISIONS AFL President Terms Program as Slave Labor Under Fascism Washington resident Trumans legislative leaders told lim Monday they will try to push hrough his draftstrikers labor program but republican senators opened a drive for sharp revisions Senate Atajority Leader Bark ey DKy told after a vhite house conference that the egislative situation had been can vassed thoroughly with the presi dent Barkley was accompanied by Senator McKellar DTenn emporary president of the senate Speaker Rayburn of the house and House Majority Leader Mc ormack DMass While they were meeting the Rule Against Vet Rights of Seniority Washington supreme court Monday decided veterans do j not have superseniority rights to their prewar jobs The decision came on a suit by Abraham Fishgold a Brooklyn welder and war veteran He contended that under the se lective service act he was entitled to regular work for one year on his old job with the Sullivan Dry dock and Repair even though that would require laying off a nonveteran worker with greater seniority Justice Douglas delivered the courts 61 decision Justice Black wrote a dissent Justice Jackson took no part The justice department appealed on behalf of Fishgold contending that congress intended a veteran to have unlimited right to one years reemployment at his old job regardless ot seniority or greater skill of other workers who did not go into the service The CIO marine and shipbuild republican steering committee mg workers union said such a view of the act would cause con flict with union bargaining con tracts based on seniority and would upset the whole fabric of named a 5man group headed by Senator Taft ROhio to draft amendments to legislation passed jy the house shortly after Mr Truman addressed a joint session of congress Saturday Barkley told reporters that he expected several amendments to 3e offered a move he said is like ly to delay any final disposal until later in the week He indicated Jie senate may continue night sessions in an effort to obtain early action AFL President William Green llonday denounced President Trumans strikedraft program as slave labor under Green declared in a statement that the AFL will resist the legis lation already passed by the house and now before the sen ate to its last breath He said the same opposition will be thrown against the Case labor disputes industrial relations Greens statement was issued as Senate Majority Leader Barkley DKy began on the senate floor a sectionbysection explanation of the bill He said no one can dis agree with its genera statement of policy The house meanwhile deferred action until later in the week on the senate version of the Case disputes bill Amongother things the measure would require a 60 day cooling off period Senator Vandenberg RMich entered the senate debate on the presidents program by declaring Mr Truman already had sufficient power to end a strike without a labor draft Earlier Monday Senator Ball RMinn had said that republi cans may attempt to knock out of President Trumans emergency la bor legislation authority which strikers in seized EXPECT BUTTER MILK PRICE RISE Officials See Boost in Price of Cheese Washington ffVThe govern ment is on the verge of letting prices go up a cent a quart for milkand 10 to 12 cents a pound for butter Disclosing this Monday officials who withheld use of their names said also that cheese will cost about 5 cents a pound more These officials predicting an announcement in a day or so cited 2 reasons for the decision to boost retail price ceilings 1 Grain and seed price in creases earlier this month hiked dairy production costs 2 Price stabilization officials have decided it would be futile to try to put through any new food subsidies in view of the opposi tion in congress On the basis of the latter point previous plans for a dairy subsidy increase July 1 are being with drawn This officials said will account for about half of the im minent price jump DEATH CAR Three persons died when the car pictured here left highway 21 8 north of Osage Sunday afternoon Alfred H Bork the driver went through the hole in the top and was killed instantly His daughter Janice 3 was on the ground in front of o front wheel her skull fractured Mrs Emma Bork mother of Alfred was in the car Janice died in o hospital at Usage and Mrs Bork died in an ambulance on the way to Charles City Photo by Harry Swarner L L Raymond Cerro Gordo Weather Report County Treasurer Dies Here FORECAST under plants could be inducted into the armed forces Ball told a newsman republi cans also discussed ti limitation under which the broad emergency powers proposed for the presi dent would be made applicable only to major industries such as transportation c o m m u n ication coal steel oil and public utilities The fundamental objection urged by opponents way summar ized by Senator Taft ROhio who told newsmen the powers which would be vested in the pres ident are too sweeping Taft was the leader in blocking immediate consideration of the presidents program Saturday Third of Checked Motor Vehicles Found Faulty DCS aioines ly onethird of the motor vehicles checked in the first week of a statewide traffic safety campaign were found to be faulty S N Jes persen chief of the Iowa highway patrol reported Monday Enforcement officers who Jes persen said would continue the drive until all defective vehicles are taken off the road tested 6 008 vehicles and found 2002 had one or more defects There were 1778 vehicles with deficient lights 439 had p o p r brakes 114 had no horns 82 had windshield wipers that did not Prominent Legionnaire Suffered Heart Attack Several Weeks Ago XCE Raymond 57 treasurer of CerroGordo county since 1D38 died of heart disease about a m Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs FIoyd Johnson 4 S Taylor He suffered a heart attack several weeks ago and was in a i hospital for some time For many 1 years he hadbeen chairman of I the Mason City Memorial associ ation Mr Raymond was born at Hampton June IB 1888 the son of Levi B and Mary Leverich Raymond He was educated at the Hampton higrh school Memorial university of Mason City and Capitol City Commercial collece Des Moines As a boy and young man he as sisted his father a pioneer news paperman in the Franklin County Recorder ot Hampton Prior to 1917 he was ii business in Omaha Nebr During World war I he enlisted in June 1917 in ambulance com pany 352 80th division and served a year at Camp Dodge and a year overseas He received his dis charge with the rank ot sergeant June 15 1919 In 191931 he was employed in Ihe office of the Franklin county treasurer and was also a car sales man In 1921 lie came to Mason City and was a clerk In the auto license department He wasdep uty treasurer to Mrs Johnson until 1938 when he became county treasurer He was past commander of the local American Legion post past cheminot of the tth district of the 40 8 and pastchef de gare 66 He also was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars xvas a member of the executive committee of the American Red Cross was a mem mary election I The county board of supervisors is required by law to appoint a successor to fill the office until j the voters can do so which in this j case will be next November to take office in January The county j auditor is in charge of the office I under the law until the board ap points a treasurer j I Mason City Fair and warmer Monday night and Tuesday In creasing cloudiness and con tinued warm with thunder showers Monday might Iowa Fair and warmer Monday night and Tuesday Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Monday night with scattered thunder showers west portion Mostly cloudy with showers or thundershowers and cooler Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics far hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum 44 At 8 a m Monday B5 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum go GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum I North lowans Are Killed in Car Accident Charles City Triple funeral services for 3 victims of an auto mobile accident north of Osage in which Alfred H Bork 35 daugh ter Janice 3 and Mrs Emma Bork 68 mother of Alfred were killed p have been set for Wednesday at 2 p m at St Johns Lutheran church in Charles City Burial will be in Riverside cemetery Bork was killed instantly from internal and external injuries which lie suffered when he was thrown through the top of the car as the vehicle rolled over 3 limes m the ditch on highway 218 5 miles north of Osage while the Borks were on their wuy to Min nesota on a fishing Irip at 3 p m Sunday Janice suffered a skull fracture and excessive internal bleeding The elder Mrs Bork died in an ambulance enroute from Osage to Charles City She suffered chest injuries Her husband Albert F Bork died at Charles City April 23 1045 Bork who was driving a car owned by Glenn ONeill of Charles City was passing a car driven by Ty Ormsten of St Paul when he saw a car coming from the oppo site direction In turning quickly to his own side of the highway he is believed to have lost control of his car which plunged into the ditch and overturned 3 times Bork was thrown through the top of his car and Janice 3 was found outside the ear with a wheel on her chest which was badly crushed Janice died at a hospital at Osage about 3 hours after the ac cident Mrs Bork died while she was being taken from the Osage hospital to a hospital at Charles City shortly after the death of the LEWIS CONFERS WITH KRUG ON COAL SITUATION Hopeful After Talk With President Truman Washington govern ment and John L Lewis failed again Monday to settle the strike that has halted virtually all soft coal production But another meeting was scheduled Monday afternoon For hours Lcxvis and the negotiating committee met with Secretary of Interior Krug fed eral mine Boss and his deputy Vice Admiral Ben aiorecll Then Lewis stalked out refer ring newsmen to Krug The sec retary sent reporters this mes sage We will meet again John J OLeary vice president of the United Mine Workers was to accompany Lewis to the Mon day afternoon conference Some indications that an agree ment was in the making came from he white house steps when Senate Democratic Leader Bark ley Ky termed the prospects hnnpfnT At 8 a m Sunday 55 37 60 girl Borks wife and 2 sons escaped with minor bruises A son Ernest Bork was killed with the U S forces in Itilv July 3 1944 Barkley talked to after conferring with Truman reporters President Maximum Minimum 53 j WltlL L11U HUt t f TJT I n work 55 drivers had no drivers li ber of the Kp the County Treas censes and 37 vehicleshad dan urerf xias a past Hc lit American and Armys GI Gripe Board Seeks Molotov Raps i Revision in Military System US British BlocatReds Moscow Commis sar V Molotov asserted Mon day that a United Statesand Brit ish bloc had waged an offensive ugainst Russia at the 4ppwer meeting of foreign ministers in Paris Recommends Terms of Officer and Enlisted Man Be Eliminated Washington The armys GI gripe board recommended Monday that the very terms offi cer and enlisted man be abol ished as one step to narrow the official and social gap between them The army dispatched soldiers into Kentucky and kept other troops ready for possible strike duty in the cliief coal producing slates Maj Gen Robert S Beight ler chief of the 5th service com mand was quoted at Columbus Ohio as sayinu that if coat min ers want to work well see that they get to work Despite federal seizure of the bituminous pits early reports from the field indicated that most of the nations 400000 soft coal dig gers are rfchiaining at boje and possibly will until Lewis gives them the signal to return A 2 week strike truce ended Satur day night Lewis president of the United Mine Workers showed up prompt ly for a morning conference with Secretary of Interior J A Krug federal mine boss The meeting was arranged after President Tru mans personal intervention Sun day night failed to win a con tinuation of the truce The TOW chieftain was accom panied by 7 other members of the unions negotiating committee when he arrived at the interior department Asked whether he had anything to say Lewis re plied Nothing The apparent coal shutdown a renewal of the 42 day long strike that ended with the truce on May 13 poised a new threat to the nations railroads operating again after the dramatic settlement of the rail labor dispute Lack of fuel might bring the coalburning locomotives to a halt again soon Aside from he negotiations with Lewis the government apparent ly contemplated stern measures to keep mines running Troops were sent into Kentucky to provide pro tection for workers at the Pond River colliery in Hopkins coun ty They were dispatched from Camp Campbell Ky in response oa request from the federal coal mines administration Lewis was grimly silent as he emerged from the white house Sunday night He had not so much as a word for Mr Trumans de ances on a sliding scale base with mand that congress give him au governmentpurchased food dis Revoke Priorities for Motor Water Carriers Washington office of defense transportation said Mon day railroad service is again en tirely normal and revoked priori ties for motor and water carriers effective at 3 p m CST All road yard shop and other forces are working the ODT said in a statement There is no con gestion in road or yard operation and movements there are normal Dr Bose Dies loiva City Sudhindra 3050 63 lecturer in the political science department of the Uni versity of Iowa since 1914 and a native of India died Sunday night of pneumonia nnd heart disease listed men as well as officers or after physical disability PAY The present system of base pay should be revised from top to bottom and take into con sideration the increased rates of pay in industry and business allow gerously poor tires n Iowa Railroad Service Back 1 to Normal Plants Reopening was Mail Service Returns to RailDelivery Bus Air Lines Level Off master of AF AM 649 and was a former chairman of the Cerro Gordo county republican ccrilril committee He was esteemed leadi ing knight of the Elks lodge at the time of his death and was active the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rail service in iowa after a 48 safety as engineering enforce hour strike appeared practically ment accident records laws and ordinances motor vehicle admini stration and education 2 of them concerned with making the pub lic acquainted with those tech niques and enlisting an active and dynamic public support President Trnman opened the Conference with a vigorous ad arcsi the strongest part of It ad lib in which he placed the full force of federal sovcrnment back back to normal Monday With a few exceptions trains were run ning on time and businesses which had announced shutdowns were reopening However John Deere Tractor company Waterloo whlCh previ ously had announced it would close because of the rail strike lay ins off 4500 employes said it had decided to remain closed any and move its inventory pe i as a result of the strike She said the mail which had been trucked to 12 distributing centers j state was being relumed delivery Traffic on bus and air lines was leveling off MidContinent Air lines reported it had taken off its extra planes to Kansas City Mo and Minneapolis and Des Moires bus lines offices said they had plenty of room on their vehicles Iowa firms which conditioned their resumption of operation on the lifting of the freight embargo as well as the end of the strike were expected to get back into production with return of the in various civic projects community Surviving are a sister Rule Hampton and abrotherj Is British capital was Iryinsr to sub due nation1 weakened by the Molotov declared thai the pro posals of Secretary ot State James F Byrnes for writing European I peace treaties in the United Na I lions assembly it there was no this summeramong the ons was contrary to made at the Potsdam of the program One of his spej riod UP 3 weeks Thus the work cific recommendations was that a ers receive a vacation which lifting of the the Major Memorial chapel at 2 p m Tuesday with Doctor Lloyd A Gustafson pastor of the First Methodist church officiating Burial will be at the Hampton cemetery The Major funeral home in charge The courthouse will be closed from noon on Tuesday afternoon for the services of Mr Raymond The treasurer was unopposed for the republican nomination in the primary June 3 and Connty Auditor Arthur Harris said Mon jday that the ballots Russia he said would not be forced into acceptance of British and American proposal1 b y threats and intimidation The suggestion that the United Nations consider the draft of peace treaties Molotov said is one more attempt to break up the pro cedure of concerted work which was established in recent years and to utilize methods of pressure threats and intimidation Reporting to Secretary of War equitably In all grades itterson on its sifline of postwar alld rallks contrast to the exist Pa complaints the 6man inquiry irroup headed by Li Gen James 11 Doolitlle proposed a thorough re ing arrangement whereby officers buy their own TERMINAL LEAVE Enlisted vision of existing differences in men as well as officers should be Sir Raymonds name included and The announced layoff of 300 lo would remain so for the election uniform system of driver licemj J j comotive rail workers at the Westi The law provides he added that mg be established with a view of Fostmaster Edith Johnson said j Burlington repair shops was called i when a nomination is unfilled as mail service in the state had sufj off by officials of the Burlington it apparently will be in this case fcred only minor inconveniencesI route ltlie nnminrrtion is to be made by CONTINUEDON PAGE Read The Message from United States Army Recruiting Service on Page 2 pay promotion furioughs deco rations and food It called too for new measures aimed at raising the standard of leadership in the army But Ihe big break with tradi tion came in the proposal that all military personnel be referred to merely as soldiers Abolition of the hand salute except on army posts and in over seas occupied areas and wiping out any rules or customs which makerank a barrier to social as sociations were among other rec ommendations made by the board composed exclusively of veterans The board ascribed poor rela tions between commissioned and enlisted personnel to 2 main fac tors 1 Undeniably poor leader ship on the part of a small per centage of those in positions of responsibility and 2 A system that permits and encourages a I wide official and social gap be i tween officers and men j Specific recommendations eluded system given terminal leave pay for un used furlough time DS provided gress elimination of mustering out pay now given enlisted men and officers below major SOCIAL RELATIONS Off duty all military personnel should be permitted normal social pat terns comparable to our demo cratic way oE Use of dis criminatory references such as officers and their ladies enlisted men and their wives be elimi nated for all ranks the higher the rank the more severe the punishment and pro vision for enlisted men to serve on courts DECORATIONS system of awards to provide more equitable distribution based on merit and more difficult to obtain as rank increases i In general the board observed that much of the present structure inj of the army harks back to the to permit retirement upon complu tion of in 20 or 30 years for en feudal systems of Prussia and Britain where tny landed gentry were permitted in the officer corps thority to order the arrest of re calcitrant strike leaders and draft their followers into the army Were his men going to stick to the pits The only response a noncommittal smile Hence there was nothing on the public record to keep the miners oik beyond the largely in the 2 men run pits for the gov ernment Traditionally the 400000 United Mine Workers folioa Lewiss lead Wliile the trains were running per cent back to nor mal was the word in midafter noon Sundaythe government cautioned in lifting might have to beclamped on again unless the coal supply improves But the of fice of defense transportation turned the railroads back to their private owners just 24 hours after the settlement Mr Truman plunged into the bi tuminous crisis Sunday night with his hand strengthened by wide spread approval of his speeches Friday and Saturday emphasizing that he will not tolerate strikes which he considers imperilling the nations economy His outspoken criticism of the railroad tleun brought Alvanley Johnston and A F Whitney of the 2 striking brotherhoods to forms even before he made good his threat to demand greater pow l ers from congress   

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