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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 38 1945 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS TUESDAY MAY 38 tWiwt This Paptr ConslaU ot Two SecUoiwScctlon No 198 DAMAGE DEATH TOUUPT06 Pennsylvania and Southern New York Hit by High Waters WUliamspori Pa flood waters of the Susquehanna river swept through northcentral ja and Eouthern New JTr j ri ay Damaging millions LtS1Jlrs 7orhof Property and Senator Glass Dies at 88 of Long Illness lcast G deaths utdUii state flood emergency com at Harrisbure said 2 per sons were reported killed and 6 others missing In the TiojaLy counties area hit fay a cloudburst Monday The dead whose identity was not established immediately were reported killed near Richards a EmS namlet near Wellsboro seat ot noga county where torrential changed streams flowing rains south to the SusquehannT raging torrents Four other persons had been re ported dead previously 2 at Mill Hall 1 at Garland and 1 at Har raburg all in Pennsylvania The most severe flood in the area since 1936covered a oth of the residential areas of this citv of 4a000 persons and left the dis trict virtually isolated T ln Jhe u near Bradford Good damage was estimated at more than As the crest of the flood moved east and south Tuesday waters swept over the banks at Lock Haven Towanda and Wilkes Barre Pa and in other areas The American Red Cross was alerted for emergency aid to cer sons made homeless by the flood ing waters roads were impassable Hying was impossible and railroads were op erating under severe handicaps Flood waters 6 inches deep swept through the main business district at Elmira N Y Mayor Emora Strachen declared a state of emergency Residents of the village of Hem lock Pa were isolated by an im mense highway slide of dirt and rock after swollen streams left their banks in Warren county YOUFfliESIN TRACTOR UPSET federal reserve system and forl mer cabinet member died of heart disease Tuesday after a long ill ness He was 88 His death brought a 24hour surcease in the senates recent day anfl night battle over laborlegis lation Capitol flare were lowered to half staff and the senate ad journed immediately after con its oldest member In announcing Glass death to the senate Senator Byrd D Va HoemIU J T describedhim a man whose Floyd Farm Boy Killed While Filling Trench Charles Nairman 19 son of Mr and Mrs Philip Nauman was instantly killed north of Floyd at a m Tues day when he was crushed by a tractor which overturned while the youth was filling in an erosion ditch on his fathers farm Donald was working with his brother Robert 17 the former being on the tractor which was used to strip off the topsoil The tractor got too close to the bank and overturned being caught by some trees which is all that prevented it from plunging into the Cedar river Donald tried to save himself by jumping but the tractor fell on top of him crushing his chest He is believed to have died instantly Eobert called for help and the body was removed to the Sheckler funeral home at Nora Springs Coroner Carl Hauser of Charles lan wnose character was carved out of un blemished granite eite banktae committee on which Glass served many years consideration of UFA legislation for the day Senate officials were advised that funeral services wil he held Thursday at Lynchburg Va Wlth Glass death it is expected thta Senator McKellar DTenn will be advanced to chairman of viev committee which the Virginian headed Mc Kellar presiding officer of the senate in the absence of a vice president has been acting chair man Glass died in the early morn ing hours in his Mayflower ho tel apartment where he lived with his second wife Mary Glass had been so ill that he was unable to appear in the senate since Junei1342 Be cause of this a Virginia repub 1 i c a n sought unsuccessfu 11 y last year to have his seat declared va cant and a spe cial election HOURS tide backed up the rainswollen Potomac Qbve Washington D C Monday it pCe repairmanof ft V a rock in midstream left Volunteer rescuers short encouragement and nlnn left Mrs Price dripping wer is pulled Mrs Price catches breath while rescue Lower riqhf help her GLASS j alled to name a successor Vir ginia courts threw the suit out and the supreme court declined to re view the case After winning election 9 times member of the house secretary of the dent Wilsons treasury He left the cabinet in 1920 to accept appointment as senator and was reelected 5 times most re cemly to a term expiring in 1949 President Roosevelt offered to aoDseveJt offered to make him secretary of the treas ury again in 1333 but Glass de clined It was generally known that lus reason was failure of the presidentelect to givc what the Virginian would regard as satis factory assurance of a sound money policy on the part of the forthcoming new deal administra tion plass received much of the cred it for creation of the federal re serve system because of his part in drafting the federal reserve law when he was chairman of the house committee on banking and currency in 1013 City investigated Tuesday afternoon the accident Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wednes day with scattered thunder showers no decided change in temperature Iowa Scattered thunderstorms in west increasing cloudiness in east portion Tuesday night Wednesday mostly cloudy and windy with scattered thunder showers continued warm Minnesota Mostly cloudy with scattered thunder showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Tuesday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Tuesday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 49 Oliver Plant in Full Swing by Next Week Charles G W Bird Oli ver plant manager here an nounced Tuesday that all depart Nothing to Hide Says Eldbra Head Eldora Eldora stat training school for boys was bad inthe public eye again Tuesday while its new superintendent Fred N Cooper declared I hav nothing to hide Cooper confirmed reports tha Oliver with exception of the foundry will be in opera tion next Monday The foundry will start operating June 4 providing the transport tation system does not break down again because of the lack of coal ome departments are working now and others will probably start this week Iso departments will work Thursday Memorial dT The plant was closed a short time ago because of lack of materials and parts Iwo Jima Flag Raiser Arrested for Speeding R Bail Court Phalen looked at the young man who was being ar raigned on a speeding charge Tuesday then he Judge A J Werent you one of the marines Jho planted the first American r35 Suribachl on Iwo Jima Heddmg asked the young man now a civilian John Bradley l r 22 Appleton Wis replied to meot i said Case suspended Hedding a 14 year old Inmate had been confined in the schools guard house for 41 days and on 2 occa sumshad been made to stand with his outstretched arms handcuffed through the grllhvork of his cell The superintendent said the boy whom he identified as Dannj Roy Leslie Clinton Iowa had been placed in the guardhouse aft er he was accused of plotting with 3 other inmates to strike a guarc with a baseball bat and make an escape attempt Declaring he didnt know the source of the reports about Leslie Cooper added I have nothing to hide Im here to do the job to the rest of my ability he asserted The press is welcome to look over this institution any time it wants to But I dont like the political aspects of this deal he declared If they arc going to start making use of me politically Im through Cooper said that Leslies par ents had cooperated wonderful ly with the institution and had expressed hope that the school could straighten him out Cooper said Leslie got tougher and tougher after he was placed in confinement following the escape plot He said the boy seemed to be getting along fine He was re leased from confinement May 1 During the time he was placed in confinement he spent 23 days in solitary school officials said The handcuff punishment is sel dom used institution officials re ported and the inmate punished usually is made to stand for only an hour or so Des Moines Woman Gets Damages in Truck Line Suit Des Moines ff A district court jury Monday awarded 500 damages to Mrs Madge Hirsch Heaps in her suit in con nection with the death her hus band Walter Hirsch in an auto truck accident Hirsch who was employed at the Des Moines ordnance plant was killed Jan 15 1945 his auto Trucking Mason City collided with a company truck when West from Women Nylons on Auction mohbed Thats one reason he hasnt set the date for the auction The jne stockings were confiscated to gether with a load of 20 cases of liquor 5 punchboards and 6 mens raincoats in a car occupied by 2 Milwaukee men The men were arrested by highway patrolmen Friday evening at the junction of and 63 in Howard guilty before highways 9 county They pleaded T j suuiy DEiore Judge Richter to county attorneys iniormritirtn AT illegal transportation of liquor Charles Edwin Green the driver was fined and costs of S5250 while Thomas Donnelly the car owner was fined plus costs of In each case or the costs were granted by the court as attorney fees to the county attorney A hearing on confiscation of the Smaller Loaves of Bread Due Saturday to Meet Food Needs Agriculture Move Also Designed to Spread Short Domestic Supply Washington S m a 11 e r that day bakers must urn out bread and rolls weighing JO per cent lessunder a reinforced zovernment drive to aid famine areas abroad and to spread short supplies at home The agriculture department is sued its order as the international food conference urged the whole world to turn to darker bread nan Americans now are eating and to stretch wheat flour by di uting it with other grain prod ucts and potato flour The conference asked specif cally Monday night that all coun nes adopt a wheat extraction ate of at least 85 per cent Under the conservation order inaugurat d in this country last March the ate was increased from the nor mal 72 per cent to 80 per cent Some European countries require s high as 90 per cent extraction This results in much darker flour The cut in the weight of bread nd rolls will not involve any nee changes In March the gov rnment pre bakers permission trim the sizes of their bread nd rolls by 10 per cent without educing their ceilinjr prices But ew bakers did this because they waited to see what their competi ors planned to do Further some state laws and ocal ordinances require specified weight minimums although agri ulture department officials ex ressed belief Tuesday that the ederal order supercedes these lo ai regulations under present emergency conditions Meanwhile the department re 130405000 bushels of wneat and wheat flour equivalent between Jan 1 and May 20 The goal for this period was 46GB 000 tons or about 174000000 bushels The department said the 18 hour railroad strike had inter rupted the flow cereals from farms to ports and that as a re sult its hopes of exporting 840000 tons during May had been shat tered Spain Claims Atom Energy Study Right Madrid Spanish for eign ministry said Tuesday that Spain had a perfect right to in vestigate atomic energy and can not recognize the competence of the United Nations in matters af fecting Spain The ministry distributed a 700 word statement described as a report of statements made Tues day morning by try spokesman a foreign minis The statement said the Spanish position was made clear in notes distributed to foreign missions here May 23 It continued Although the Spanish govern ment like all other countries has a perfect right to provide itself with adequate means for national defense including investigations of atomic energy diplomatic mis sions accredited in Madrid have proof of the falsity of statements that such investigations arc being made lowa Election Officials Reminded to Stay on Job Des Moines of State Wayne M Ropes reminded Iowa election officials Tuesday that they must stay on the job following next Mondays primary election until the votecount is complete and the result has been reported to the proper county auditor The auditor Ropes continued must remain on duty until such inCormation is communicated to njm from each polling place in his county Ropes letter mailed to the aud itors Tuesday closed by calling the attention of the auditors lo the fact that the last legislature in creased the pay of election judges and clerks from 30 cents to 50 cents per hour Named Missionaries Buck Hill Falls Fa Rev and MrsHarold berg Newkirk Iowa have been commissioned as missionaries to India the synod announced Mon day at the 140th annual general NAZIS GOUGED OUT GIS EYES Dachau Germany American army report An disclosed scose Tuesday that German SS troop gouged out the eyes of some wounded American soldiers as they Jay on the Malmedy field of massacre during the battle of the Ardennes bulge The army inspector generals report read at the trial of 74 Ger man elite guards accused of slay ing disarmed American prisoners said that in at least three cases the eyes of wounded Americans had been ripped from their sock ets with sharp instruments American investigators discov Vandenbergin Move Against Strike Bill Washington ff Chairman Vandenberg of Michigan called senate republicans into conference luesday in an apparent attemp to solidify opposition to Presiden irumans request for authority to draft strikers in government seized industries Senator Tafl R said a series of amendments drafted by special minority committee ivould be laid before the group Immediate indications were tha 3 majority would back the effort to strip pending house approved emergency legis lation of the draft authority The senate rc essed for the i day at ll2l n C m out of respect for the late Sen ator Carter Glass D who died early Tues day morning Senator Murray D pro posed meanwhile that organized la b o r offer Mr Truman a six Vandenburg month strike truce in return for a veto of the Case bill and with drawal of the strikedralt legisla tion Democratic Leader Barkley Ky told reporters he will hold the senate in night sessions for the remainder of the week in an attempt to pass 1 the emergency labor bill and 2 legislation ex tending the life of the selective service act which otherwise ex pires June 30 Barkley said he hopes lo Pet a on the labor bill Wednesday Senator Pepper D and others who oppose it have an nounced that they intend to talk at length to prevent any show down this week As the possibility oi a coal strike settlement threatened to cut further ground from under the draft section of the bill there were these other developments aimed a half the presi of which section titiueu Q dozen amendments at the dents measure chief Americans who were killed a month before the slaughter was uncovered on Jan 14 1945 Veteran Mixed Up in Marriage and Death Olympla Wash Robert Wright veteran both world wars is trying to straighten out She war department on a certain little matter When Wright applied for a pen sion Washington replied that Wright had been killed in action rlis widow was advised to apply for the pension Theres been a slight mistake says Wright who is not only alive but also unmarried 2 Democratic leaders appar ently stalled efforts to force the revised Case bill before the house vith the intent of laying the emergency measure before Mr Truman first 3 Labor leaders fired hot blasts it both measures with CIO Pres cient Philip Murray asserting that he sole aim of the 2 bills is the destruction the labor move ment of this nation 4 A coalition of senate rcpuJi icans and democrats tightened heir lines in an effort to cmascu ate the bill Murrays suggestion for a strike race evoked no immediate re ponse from labor leaders who ike Murray would get rid of both The committee chairman said he nought most major disputes now been sullied with the exccp lon of the threatened maritime trike addiiif that if everybody vould cool off for 6 months while ongress investigates the situation rcasonahlc legislation light be evolved But the republicans who sup orted the revised Case bill which he senate passed last week had o good word for any such delay Joined Senator Pepner however in battlin the residents bill in a snarlingde ate that ran far into the night they seemed likely too to jpport a threatened move by epper to send the measure back a the interstate commerce com mittee for fulldress hearings A ettlement in the coal dispute might put added impetus behind Jus move Pepper said after he quit at oclock Monday night that t on thc fisht against the bill Tuesday Capture Prisoner Who Killed Guard Bismarck N Dak fterby 21 prisoner who escaped from the North Dakota state peni tentiary Monday night after stab bing a guard to death with a bread knife was captured Tuesday after noon m the marshy bottoms of the Missouri river near Stanton Nerby was captured by Walter Knoop a farmer who saw the fugitive fleeing through the swampy woodlands and fired at mm with a 30 caliber rifle SENATOR SAYS BOTH PARTIES IN AGREEMENT Delay Meeting Between Krug and Lewis Because Both Sides Not Ready Washington Hilt deputy administration leader Tuesday predicted an end of the coal strike within the next 48 hours Hill told a reporter he had talked with parties on both sides and that he understood all are In agreement on principles for set tlement I feel confident Hill said that unless something very un foreseen occurs the coal strike will be settled and announcement of the settlement made within tho next 48 hours Hill made his statement shortly after a conference between John L Lewis and Secretary of the In terior Krug looking toward a strike settlement was postponed for more than 3 hours because neither side was ready for the next move in the negotiations The explanation of the post ponement was offered by Krues office after a 4man union delega tion showed up without Lewis chief of the United Mine Workers The TJMW group headed by UMW Vice President John J OLeary spent 20 minutes in Krugs office All signs pointed to an early agreement as the 2 ended a con ference Monday night Encouraging evidence was the fact that union attorneys were called in to work on the legal points of proposals under discus that rarely hap pens Unless the rough draft ot a contract has been blocked out However the mines still stood idle despite the governments ap peal foT the men to return to work and the nations coal sup ply shrank hourly toward the danger point The feeling pervading the capl al was that a break in the 2 nonth old strike was inescapable ml the general expectation was hat success on a new contract vould produce it without the ne cssity for more drastic govern ment intervention Meanwhile speculation was ripe iver possible contract terms Reports on wages ranged up ward from 14 cents an hour more However government labor and economic advisers are quick to say invately they think any increase it more than IBli cents an hour would collide with the Wageprice lolicy That is the pattern for ng industry in the postwar period They also doubt that Lewis vould take any his netime friend but now arch ival Philip Murray gained that much for the striking ClOsteel vorkcrs and ClOauto workers Other contract provisions re orted under consideration Mon not necessarily to e embodied in the final govern mentunion agreement included T A health and welfare fund of rom to to e raised by a 5cent contribution by the operators on each ton of coal and to be administered joint ly by the union and the industry 2 Sole union administration of funds nowcontributed by miners for such items as hospitalization medicine and surgery and burial In areas where wage checkoffs now prevail largely in the south ern districts this amount is said to be between 4 and 5 per cent ot earnings 3 Clianecover to a 40hour work week with 5 8 instead of 9 hour days 4 The federal bureau of mines would set up standards to through industry practice 5 Lewis complaints about san itation in company towns to be met by management pledges to conform with standards of the U S public health service 6 The present 575 vacation al lowance would be upped to S100 in lieu of time off of lhe foremens problem by following the national labor relations board decision on we type of supervisory workers eligible for union membership TOTIOWNS IN COOLING TANK Waufcon Fiet 2 year old son of Mr and Mrs Ar thur Fict of near Waukon drowned Tuesday when he tum bled into a large milk cooling tank at his parents farm home The light of the Cuban firefly is so bright that a few of these in sects produce enough illumination to serve as a lantern minimum safety become uniform   

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