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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS Aisodated Press and United Press Full Leased Wirea Five Cenla a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 31 1946 No 20i STETTINIUS WANTS TO QUIT U N Senate Rejects StrikeDraft Bill Curb TAFT TRIES TO LIMIT POWERS OF APPLICATION Truman Stands Pat on Wanting Legislation Passed by Congress Washington The senate beat down Friday on a 45 to 35 vote an attempt by Senator Taft ROhio to limit application of President Trumans emergency la bor legislation to public utilities transportation steel oil and coal This followed by a few hours President Trumans news confer ence statement that he still whole heartedly favors the legislation including the strikerdraft provi sion which the senate has re moved In a sudden change of lineup democrats who have been oppos ing enactment of the measure re joined party regulars to scuttle the Taft proposal on what was almost a strict party vote There democratic opponents ap parently intent on making the leg islation as objectionable as possi ble to its critics furnished the margin by which the Taft amend ment was defeated Voting Taft were most of the republicans and only 3 demo crats Senators ODaniel of Texas Walsh of Massachusetts and Wheel of Montana Majority Leader Barkley Ky opposed the proposal on the ground that disputes affecting the national interest might arise in in dustries not included in those cat egories rTaJt contendedthathisvUst in cluded all those holding potential trouble on a national RAILROAD SHOP is the shop of the C B Q railroad in Creston which was damaged Thursday by a twister that swept through the city At right fore ground is the corner of the Creston Seed company warehouse which was completely de stroyed AP Wirephoto ities for scale The Ohioan told his colleagues that even without the draft provi sion the emergency legislation now before the seriate would give unlimited powers to the president under which he could take over all business in the United States if Tie chose Taft said that under terms of the pending bill the president could declare any and put strikers in jail if they refused to heed court injunctions which the attorney general could obtain Mr Truman told his news con ference he wasasking only power to draft citizens in an emergency Even a sheriff the president remarked can deputize any citi zen to enforce the Jaw He merely wanted authority to deputize experienced men to work for the industries seized by the government Jlr Truman ex plained The presidents assertion at his news conference came after he had declined to comment on a statement by A F Whitney pres ident of the brotherhood of train men that he had signed his po litical death warrant in forcing an end to the railroad strike Mr Truman was emphatic in saying that the senates climina tion of the revision permitting the drafting of strikers in industries seized by the government greatly weakened the pending emergency Creston terrific windstorm accompanied by torrential rain and hail hit Creston Thursday leaving a trail of wrecked houses and business buildings uprooted trees and disrupted communications lines v Several persons were injured none seriously One unofficla estimate placed damage at near Most of the damage occurxed in the north and east sections of this southwestern Iowa city of 8000 and the business district was virtually unhurt J J3ectricVservice andVtelephniie Oiriesiwtrc being tffcslbredFriilsy and trains which hadtieen up for a time by wrecked freight cars were running Many persons were homeless labor legislation Meanwhile President Truman found himself Friday oa a political hot spot He must decide whether to sign the Case labor disputes bill at the risk of incurring labors enmity or to veto it and take the chance of getting no labor legislation at all from congress despite fresh strike threats If he vetoes he has no assur ance the measure vyill not be passed over his opposition A veto if sustained might serve to cool some of the intense labor heat engendered by Mr Trumans drastic temporary strikecurb pro posals Wife Slayer Dies in Electric Chair McAlester Okla Clarence Bingham Tulsa Okla wife slayer died in the state pen itentiary electric chair early Fri day A double execution had been set for Friday but Stanley steen committed suicide Thursday by cutting the veins of his right arm with a razor blade He was sched uled to die for the slaying of a prison guard in 1943 as approximately 100 houses were damaged 15 to 20 so severely they cannot be occupied The wind first hit from the southwest doing relatively little damage then struck again from the northwest a minute later A hard rain preceded the wind and drove most residents indoors which fact was credited by some observers for the light casualties Three switchmen were in a railroad yard shanty which was destroyed They escaped one with a scalp wound another with a sprained wrist and the 3rd shoulder injuries The Chicago Burlington and Quincy estimated its loss at 000 Thirtyfive freight cars were wrecked or damaged and several railroadbuildings were damaged The Union county courthouse constructed in 1888 lost its tow er and the steeple of the As sembly of God chnrch was blown down Roofs on both buildings were partially blown off The leveled a onestory brick building of the Creston Seed company which contained about 15 carloads of wool Fifteen freight cars in the Chicago Bur lington and Quincy railroad yards were derailed Other buildings damaged in cluded the Immaculate Concep tion Catholic church twisted steeple and roof torn up the Sid ney hotel marquee slammed to the sidewjalfc and the Bradley Drug store building cavedin wall Many streets were blocked by the trees which were blown down A recentlyerected monument factory had its tile walls blown down A heavy rain and some hail followed the wind Many win dows were broken and porches of homes were torn off Some garages were flattened Some streets were littered with broken glass and other debris blown down during the storm Warn Truman Against Hard Coal Seizure DEATH TOLL ON MEMORIAL DAY MORE THAN 80 Peak in 4 Day Holiday Is Expected on Sunday Council Predicts 329 By UNITED PRESS Americans observed their first postwar Memorial day in prewar style The same old automobiles sped over the same old highways to bring a return of the peacetime automobile accident and death rate At least 80 persons were kilted in accidents Thursday Half of them died in traffic mishaps Twentyone persons were drown ed The rest died of other causes The national safety council had predicted that 57 persons would be killed in automobile accidents The councils figure included those who would die subsequently of in juries suffered on the holiday The greatest number of motor ists since 1941 swarmed over the highways to begin a 4day week end of travel The safety council said at least 329 persons would die in weekend traffic accidents The peak was expected Sunday night Many persons were injured in accidents Thirty persons many ol them children were injured a1 Chicago when a zoobound street car crashed into the rear of an other trolley California reported the largest number of fatalities with 11 per sons of them in auto 1 mobile accidents uashuiirtgn costly Npaccidental deaths we il strike settied i Stalin Turns Down Visit to United States Washington President Truman announced Friday he in vited Marshall Stalin to visit Washington about 30 days ago but Stalin declined because his doc ors advised him against a long journey At a news conference Mr Tru man said that he asked Stalin to make a social visit here while the Paris conference of foreign min isters was in progress The con ference ended 2 weeks ago It was his 2nd invitation to Stalin to visit Washington the president said The first was made the time of the Potsdam confer ence last summer and refused by Stalin for the same reasons of health Asked whether he had any any plans for seeing Stalin else where Mr Truman replied he had no immediate plans A newsman asked whether this was significant since the answer could mean that negotiations were under way for a TrumanStalin conference sometime in the fu ture Mr Truman said however that his reference to no plans in the immediate future did not mean that there was a plan in the works coal man Friday tackled theproblem presented by the ticup of the an thracite fields with his advisers counseling against seizure of these mines A high official who could not be quoted directly said the ad vice was based on the hope that ihe anthracite industry will short ly agree to terms similarto those in the government contract which ended the soft coal shutdown There xvas the feeling too that he government had more time ieeway in dealing with this dis pute Unlike soft coal only about 20 per cent of the anthracite pro duction goes to industrial use The remainder is used for home heat ing and similar purposes so pro duction stoppage will not he felt widely before cold weather It was expected that some 76008 hard coal miners in the Pennsyl vania fields be made idle by the hard coal tieup which started at midnight but mean while the vanguard of 400000 bi tuminous miners were on their way back to the pits And John L Lewis United Mine Workers chief predicted that volume production of soft coal can be expected by Monday Bituminous operators were keeping quiet about their reaction to ihe contract ivhich cave their employes increase per day acd pay for a 5day week plus a welfare and retirement fund financed by a 5cent royal CHAPLAIN RETURNS James Fleck who is on terminal leave from the army has arrived here Capt Fleck was a chaplain in Worlc war II and served for 18 months in France Belgium Germany Luxemburg and Holland He is a former pastor of the church and Mrs Fleck Baptist and daughters lived in Cresco during his army service lile firstlime on record The state of Washington and Oregon also re parted perfect records for the day Two freak accidents occurred ir Los Angeles A woman was killec when she fell from a witidov wlille watching the first buses ge under way following a city transi strike A man was electrocutec when a powerline which had been snapped by an airplane fell on his automobile Leslie Ann Rose 2 Detroit wa the first child fatality She died o a skull fracture in the same hos pital where her brother had bee born Friday She was injurec when her father Edward 24 fe while carrying her downstairs DROWNED YOUTH STILL MISSING Body Fails to Come Up After 3 Days Search efforts to recove the body of Bobby Fox 13 son o Mr and Mrs Charles wh drowned in the Upper Des Moine river near here were withou avail up morning to a The late boy LEAVES FOR LEPROSARIUM Mrs Hornbostel sits with her husband Major Hans Hombostel in a special car aboard a train which will her to the federal lepro sarium at The major veteran of Bataan and Corregidor will accompany his wife as a special escort AP Wirephoto San Francisco Hans lornbostel 65yearold survivor of the Bataan death march ac companied his wife Gertrude a eprosy patient Friday on a special railway car bound for the fede ral leprosarium at Carville La are aiixions ivgct thqce and getsettled salaTtBef iiiajor as tlifr couple Jeft Sail Francisco Thurs day night He is due for an army release soon and has announced he would spend his remaining years with his wife Mrs Hornbostel has expressed the belief that she contracted the disease while interned by the Jap anese at the Santo Tomas camp in the Philippines Major Hornbostel received Sfiecial percussion to travel on the car which is taking leprosy patients to Carville With them are three public health TRUMAN WONT TAKE REQUEST TO LEAVE POST Stettinius Fails in 3rd Attempt to Quit Government Service Washington R Stettinius Jr has submitted his resignation as this governments representative on the United Na tions security council but Presi dent Trurnan said Friday he will refuse to accept it Mr Truman told a news confer ence both he and Secretary of State Byrnes want Stettinius to remain as the United States dele gate and he believed that Stet tinius would agree to do so It was the third time Stettinius had advised Mr Truman that he was ready to leave government service and return to private life This lime it is understood he has informed the president that he considered his major work in the United Nations accomplished since the organization is now a going concern There have been persistent re ports that Stettinius was not par ticularly pleased with the role of U N representative after Mr Tru man and secretary of State Byrnes made clear that policy was being shaped In Washington rather than by the U N delegate in New York Byrnes also had twice moved in on United Nations meet ings to handle the difficult Iran ian and atomic control issues Mason City Youth 16 Drowns During Swim in Clear Lake Believe Leo Burke Suffered Cramps as hour Friday went down while swimming with 3 compan ions Wednesday afternoon fy on each on ol coal Until the j Volunteers have stationed them operators asrcc to 3 contract ivith selves along the river to watch for Lewis the mines will continue tojthef by the government operators said It was feared by those in charge of the search that the hody may have become caught in debris be neath the water in which case The soft coal was dyand a net has been Eat the foot of the dam a conservative estimate of the cost of contract but they made no official corn agreement or its seemed unhappy ment on the terms They however Government officials estimated that the soft coal cost to con sumers would rise 30 to 35 cents a ton as a result of the contract Privately producers thought it might go to 60 or 75 cents in some operations Author Dies Stamford Conn W Arthur Bartlett Maurice 73 author and a member of an American Relief commission under Herbert Hoover in World war I died Friday TRUMAN TO KEEP SHIPS MOVING Will Use Every Means in Presidents Power Washington resident Truman said Friday he will use every means in his power to keep the ships running in the event of a nationwide maritime strike The president told his news conference he would use the navy the war shipping administration the coast the army as necessary At the same time Mr Truman said the labor controversy in the maritime field looks very dark The administration he added is making all necessary preparations to keep theships going and noth ing will be left undone it may be some time before it comes to the surface Bobby ha3 finished the 8th grade this spring and would have been a freshman at St Cecelias academy in the fall Other children in the Fox fam ily are Mary Alice Kenneth Ruth and Tommy Their father is a barber He Dived Into Lake Leo Bvirke 1G son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Burke 421 Monroe N W drowned while swimming in Clear Lake Thursday after noon the only holiday death re ported in North Iowa during Me morial day lad had gone swimming with 4 companions and was in a boat with Harold Hutchison Jr 807 Adams N W who was un able to swim In a second boat were Jim Hutchison Bob Crowe and John Hayes The 4 boys had been swimming in midlake out from the island for some time when the 3 in the other boat decided that it was too cold and started for shore Leo already was in his boat also but told his companion he was going to take one more dip He dived in Harold told the parents and when he came up said the one word Please Harold held an oar toward him and Leo reached for it but missed it about a foot as he sank He did not reappear and the body had not been recovered Friday noon despite dragging operations from 3 oclock Thursday afternoon until night and again from 3 a m on Friday morning The many vol unteers helping Friday included several of his classmates The 3 boys in the other boat were too far away at the time to be of any help 3Ir Burke re ported Friday He expressed the belief that his boy had suffered cramps since he was a good swim IEO BURKE mer He also said that Harold reported Leo had complained dar ing the week of stomach cramps Leo had just completedthe llth grade at Holy Family high school He was 3 member of the basket ball and baseball teams He is survived by his parents 2 brothers Alfred and James and 3 sisters Mary Jean and Joan and his grandmother Mrs Adtlie Curtis Rockwell He was born at Rockwell Dec 4 1029 and lived there until the family moved here 2 years ago His father is a painter and carpenter Those familiar with Stettinius action in the present case insist however that there are no per sonal difficulties or policy dis agreements in the proposed resig nation Rather Stettinius was said to have advised Mr Truman that hcyslthehhd finished life task during tlie period of initial United NationsOrganization and desired now to return o private life Neither Stettinius nor the white house made any immediate comment Stettinius first secretary of submitted to President Truman immediate ly afler Mr Truman assumed of fice upon the death of President Roosevelt At that time Mr Tru man asked Stettinius to remain as sacretray through the San Francisco conference which wrote the United Nations charter The conference was in session a year ago this spring At the end of the meeting when President Truman visited San Francisco for a final address It was made clear to Stettinius that the president had decided on James F Byrnes as secretary of state Stettlnins then again put forward his resignation as secre tary and Mr Truman asked him to serve as United Nations repre sentative This he did first as a special assistant to the president and later as American member of the security council with the rank of ambassador Recently several new appoint ments to the United States dele gation were made by the presi Bernard Mv Baruch as member of the United Nations atomic commission Ambassador John Winant as member of the economic and social council and Minister Herschel Johnson form er minister to Sweden as deputy to Stettinius The Baruch and Winant ap pointments evidently departed somewhat from the original Stettinius idea that he would be boss of a team of American members of various United Na tions agencies since both TVinant and Baruch deal directly with Washington Strikes Set Back Nations Production for 3 Months Washington new car and new refrigerator were three months farther away from the av j erage American family Friday the government estimates because of the soft coal ticup and other strikes This report on the outlook was Issued by John D Small civilian production administrator who re cently urged that congress pro hibit strikes for six months to let reconversion sprint instead of hobble Despite reconversions Etopand go progress Smalls monthlypro duction survey revealed industry in April set new marks for con sumer goods highs for washing machines mens suits vacuum cleaners and electric irons and postwar records for z dozen other scarce items But this he pointed out oc curred before effects ot the coal strike were felt That stoppage he said cost the country 000 worth of production and the economy will bear the scars for many months to come The pressure toward higher prices also was intensified by ihe coal shutdown according to OPA Administrator Paul A Porter in another statement Issued Thurs day night It has delayed the time in a number ot cases at which price ceilings can safely be removed Porter declared and was ex tremely costly to the stabilization program Even if strikes disappear quick ly from the industrial picture Small foresaw another check to production developing in the closr f ing months of the year when he as full employment for the post said a severe manpower war transition period the CPA age is likely Reporting on strikes during the first 4 months of the year he re ported they had cost more man days than ever before in the countrys hiitory Yet employment climbed In April to 5600000 and the num ber of jobless began to drop for the first time since the wars end Previously unemployment had climbed alon with employment because industry could not absorb men released from the armed forces Should employment rise an other 2500000 this such a rise seems certain ployment will hit the 57000000 mark driiirH in some quarters I administrator predicted There were 3600QO fewer per sons unemployed in April than in March cutting the jobless total to 2335000 Small said but this again was before coal starvation began closing mills and factories Discussing strike effects the CPA chief reported that perish able crops will be lost due to a shortage of both glass containers and tin cans and that important efforts like the veterans housing drive and the famine relief pro gram have been set back serious ly The production of durable goods including automobiles has been set back at least 3 months by the coal strike combined with nthcr strikes his reportsaid 2 SHIPS BRING SOLDIERS HOME San Francisco follow ing North lowans were scheduled to arrive Friday on the Marine Adder T5 Marshall C Nelton Goldftcld T1 ilalc Thompson nrllt T5 SUnlti Wllion Euhcrvllle Due to arrive at New York on the Haverford Victory Friday was the following North lowan ITt Elwln w LAYtnhijtn Ketfcwcll Fete Father Flanagan Rosslarc Harbor Eire County Roscommon Is planning a big celebration for a famous na tive son Father Flanagan of Omahas Boys Town who will arrive early in June It will be his first visit home in more than i 40 yeary Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and consider ably cooler with intermittent light rain Friday night and Sat urday Iowa Cloudy and considerably cooler Friday night and Satur day Minnesota Cloudy and very cool Friday night with near freez ing temperatures north Satur day partly cloudy Cooler ex treme south Continued unsea sonably cool north and central Strong northeasterly winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday maming Maximum 74 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Friday 62 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum S3   

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