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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                UI NORTH IOWAS IN DAILY PAPER il III EDITED FOR THE HOME IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 1 1918 No 203 SENATE VOTES ATOM CONTROL BILL CONSIDER USING FACT BOARD IN MARITIME RIFT Union Leaders Charge Peaceful Negotiations Torpedoed by President Washington merit was reported Saturday to b considering creation of a fact finding board in an effort to set tle the maritime wage dispute without the nationwide strike scheduled for June 15 Informed quarters said repre sentatives of the shipping indus try and the maritime unions were beins asked whether they would accept the factfinding procedure to resolve their differences A factfinding board already has made a recommendation in the dispute between the water front employers of the Pacific coast and the CIO Longshoremen and union one of seven unions involved in the strike threat The employers were understood to have accepted the findings with reservations The union has not indicated its posi tion Meanwhile union officials charged that President Truman had torpedoed negotiations for a strikeless settlement Seven union leaders denounced Mr Trumans assertion Friday that he would use the navy coast guard and war shipping adminis tration to keep vessels sailing if the walkout of 200000 maritime workers occurs on June 15 3y guaranteeing the American ship operators that he will break any maritime strike he the presi dent has encouraged the Amer ican ship operators to refuse any reasonable settlements in the cur rent negotiations they said in a statement released by Presi dents Harry Bridgesof the Long shoremen CIO and Joseph Cur ran of the national maritime union They said they hoped that the American people will make Presi dent Truman realize that he needs a coolingoff period between his strikebreaking acts The torpedo that President Truman sent into the unionship owner conferences will eventually have effects he never anticipated they said It will eventually ex plode to the detriment of his en tire administration his party and any future presidential ambitions tie might entertain at this time The unions said they would con tinue the negotiations which are scheduled to resume Saturday night at 7 p m CST Mr Truman has turned his back on his and the democratic partys pledge to American sea men to support a reduction in the work week from 5663 hours to 40 hours the unions said They contended that a shorter work week is the main issue in dispute The unions are still hopeful that the main issues can be nego tiated and they will continue their efforts despite the presi dents outright declaration of fu support to the ship operators be fore negotiations have barely Ue gun they said Government labor mediators took a pessimistic view develop ments in the dispute as they have occurred in the past 4 hours They feared that the presidentia and union statements had made a difficult task doubly not almost impossible The state of Wyoming plans an exhibit of 3 large pastures where wildlife animals may be showec to visitors and tourists in the Jackson Hole region Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Cloudy Saturday night gradually clearing Sunday Cool er Saturday night with risk o scattered light frost along Min nesota border A little warme Sunday Mason City Cloudy Saturday night becoming partly cloudy early Sunday and gradually clearing Somewhat cooler Sat urday night Slightly warmer Sunday Minnesota Fair and unseasonably cool Saturday and Sunday will light to heavy frost north an scattered light frost south por tion Saturday night Not quit so cool south portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Saturday 40 Precipitation 21 YKAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 52 STRIKE BILL TO HOUSE FOR OK ON AMENDMENT Senators Refuse Truman Authority for Drafting Strikers Into Service Washington h e senate stamped its approval Saturday on a diluted version of President Trumans emergency labor pro gram It took a week of bitter argu ment and a final session that last ed until well after midnight to pass it 61 to ZO But the senate bil is vastly dif ferent from the one the house passed 306 to 13 just a week ago Saturday after listening to Mr Trumans appeal for authority to CALL TRUMAN STATEMENT A Bridges left and Joseph Curran cochairmen of a maritime union committee lor maritime unity ex change a word at a news conference Friday night Read ing the statement before them on the table they said President Truman had fired a torpedo into the negotia tions for peaceful settlement of the maritime strike threatened June 15 AP Wirephoto Russias Pact With Iceland Gives High Price for Fish Washington Soviet Unions new trade agreement with Iceland provides for Russian purchase of the equivalent of more than a prewar year of Icelands fish catch at prices estimated to be 30 to 50 per cent higher than other countries are paying for it now Ice ahdic business circles reported Saturday The text of the agreement was signed in Moscow Tuesday but has tot yet Ticen made public An Icelandic trade mission went to the Soviet capital some weeks at the request of the Soviet gov ernment Although Icelandic business in erests in this country were elated over the reported high prices the Russians were paying they also were worried about any possible political implications the agree ment might have They noted that the agreement was signed little more than a month in advance of Icelands lections in which the relative y strong communist party is making an allout bid for great er representation in the govern ment The agreement also coincides with a concerted propaganda campaign by the Soviet press and radio and by the communist pariy in Iceland against the II S request for a naval and air base and the continued presence here of 750 American army technicians American officials are waiting anxiously for the terms of the SovietIcelandic agreement They are very concerned about Rus sias exclusive trade agreements with eastern European nations where American trade is virtual ly nil and American strategic in terests likewise are small Any indication that the Soviets had sewed up the Iceland mar ket on an exclusive arrangement would be looked upon by the U S government with displeasure for both commercial and potential strategic reasons Admiral Halsey Makes Plea for Supermodern Navy Washington W Fleet Ad miral William F Halsey Friday night put in a plea for a super modern mediumsized navy backed by an intelligent patriotic naval reserve Speaking at commissioning ceremonies for Capital the local chapter of the Navy club U S told the navy men it is you and your activities which made the nation strong and perpetuate the peace Death Toll for Holiday Soars to 198 By UNITED PRESS The death toll for the long Mem orial Day holiday weekend mounted Saturday claiming many victims from among the tangle o prewar automobiles on the na tions highways At least 198 persons were killct after the haliday began Thursday morningv Eigrntyone died in traf fic accidents 58 were drowned and 59 died from other accidents causes Pennsylvania with 30 persons killed reported the largest num ber of fatalities Sixteen died in traffic accidents eight drowned and two were burned to death California reported 20 deaths seven of xvhich resulted from traf fic accidents Six were drownings New York Slate reported 15 vio lent deaths including seven sui cides Ohio reported 13 deaths Michigan 11 The national safety council pre dicted that 98 more persons will die Saturday and 105 Sunday Earlier it had predicted that ihe fourday toll of traffic would reach at least 329 A freak accident occurred in Pikesville Md where Mrs Kathleen Kolloy Brewster 32 and her son Edward Jr 4 were killed in an explosion in their home Iowas Vote Washington P Senators Wilson and Hickcnlooper Iowa republicans voted with the ma jority early Saturday when the senate 6120 passed and sent back to the house a modified version of President Trumans emergency labor legislation US Acts to Put in Effect oal Benefits KOBERT D BLUE GEORGE OLMSTEU Blue and Olmsted Wind Up GOP Gubernatorial Drive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 194G primary election campaign was virtually at an end Saturday and in the main republican gubernatorial race Gov Robert D Blue and George Olmsted were back in Des Moines after final swings out into the state While Gov Blue was speaking ai Waverly Friday night Ward Barnes his campaign manager issued c statement predicting Blues rcnomination by an draft those who strike when the government seizes an industry The house bill gave him that au thority the senate didnt Now the bill goes back to the house If the representatives agree with the senate the bill will go on to Mr Truman If they disagree which seems likely in view of their previous action a conference committee will have to work out something agreeable to both bodies In any event the house isnt likely to take any immediate ac tion for 2 reasons 1 The Chouse has agreed to take uPnQJonttayjrgial legislation un til Thursday 2 There are indications that house members may not want to take any action until they learn what the president intends to do with the Case antistrike bill This has passed the house and senate and now awaits presidential ac tion In addition to tossing out the la bordraft provision the senate also eliminated sections which which would deny seniority rights to strikers in seized industries and require payment of just compen sation to plant owners whose property is taken over Tins left iu the measure a pro vision arming the president with seizure authority similar to that he now has under the wartime Smith Connally act After seizure lie could adjust wages and working conditions an authority the senate upheld by a 54 to 28 vote Union leaders also would be required to take affirmative ac tion to call olf a strike with pen alties of fine or a years imprisonment for violation of this section As approved by the senate the bill likewise would permit the at torney general to seek injunctions to enforce the nostrike ban a provision some senators said would authorize imprisonment of those who violate court orders The sen ale beat off 6t to 19 an attempt to strip this power from the bill FIND BOY GIRL IS STILL LOST Flagstaff Arii old Donald Baldwin and his dog Whiskers lost since Thursday in fhp n i rrt f won the war the tough scrappy admiral declared 3070 VETERANS RETURN TO U S By UNITED PRESS Three ships were scheduled to arrive at U S ports Saturday with more than 3070 servicemen Due at New York Elgin Victory from 1200 undesignated troops General Omar un designated troops Dnc at San Francisco Cape Newham from Subic bay naval personnel weary rescuers but search con tinued for Donalds sister Claudia 4 who disappeared at the same time The two children and their dog wardered away from a family picnic in the forest on Memorial day Their parents Mr and Mrs J C Baldwin of Flagstaff and their two other children were at he picnic Donald was taken to the Flag staff hospital Saturday and the attending physician Dr C W Sechrist said he was in pretty fair shape The boy told his rescuers that his sister and the dog became sep arated from him Friday afternoon He said he hunted and called for Claudia until dark but although the dog came back his sister did not j Thef irst dry cleaning plant was established in France in 1845 by Joly Belin ing majority Barnes claimed Blue would even carry PSlk county which is Olmsteds home baliwick Olmsted meanwhile leveled at Blue an assertion that the gov ernor had wcaseled on the bonus issue Olmsted contended that Blues statement that he would not veto a state bonus when as and if it came to him is an at tempt to sidestep the issue Olmsfcd declared veterans of World war n were entitled to as sume that my opponent is op posed to a slate bonus for veter ans Olmsted reiterated that he state bonus based on length of service which should be so arranged that it would notL re sult in an umlue burden urion the taxpayers Meantime 2 lowans in radio talks voiced their support of Blue They were Clarence I Spencer of Des Moines veteran of the first World war who said Blues rec ord makes him deserve the vote of surviving veterans of every war and Mrs Doris Moody of Nora Springs who said Blue did not make promises that are im possible of fulfillment In an address prepared for de livery before a Des Moines group Saturday Olmsted termed Iowa the key state in the republican party and challenged Iowa re publicans to develop leadership IOWA DROPS IN SAFETY RATING Des Jloincs Iowa de partment of public safety an nounced Saturday the state has dropped from 1st place to Dth in the nation in traffic safety Iowas death rate a 100 million miles of motor vehicle milcasc durinK the 1st 4 months of 1MG tvas 83 Khodc Island was in 1st place with 43 The department said Iowas traffic deaths during the 4 months increased 89 per cent over the same period last year while the I national average increased 45 per I cent DIVERS AID IN SEARCH FOR BOY Body of Algona Youth Still Eludes Searchers suits were brought into use in an effort to recover the body of Bobby Fox 13 who drowned in the Upper Des Moines river while swimming Wednesday afternoon The body was still unrecovered late Sat urday morning Friday night a man cmnloyei by a construction compauy Texas searched the bottom of th river in a diving suit near the spo where the body went down Hi reported no results A marine who has had divinf experience in the service was ex pected to arrive Saturday to con tinue the search farther down the stream He too is equipped with a diving suit It was reported that diving suit are not so valuable in river use because of the shallower depth and swifter current the latte often carrying the body mile downstream 8 Killed as Plane Crashes in Italy Naples American army transpoit plane enroute from In dia to the United States fell ir flames into the sea near Naple Saturday and American military police said at least 8 of the 38 per sons aboard were killed The military police said 8 bodie were recovered 8 persons wer rescued and the other 88 were stil missing All aboard were describe as military personnel Ask New Czech Rule London British dispatc from Prague said Saturday tha President Eduard Bones has askei communist leader Klement Goot wald to form a new Czechoslovak governmentThe communist emerged as the strongest singl party in the general election las Sunday NAZI EXPERIMENTER HANGED FOR CRIMES Dr Klaus Karl Schilling 74 bearded German physician and scientist convicted by war crimes court last December of using 1200 Dachau concentration camp inmates to test his theories of malaria im munization walks to the gallows left in custody of unidentified officer center He stands on the gallows and right has the black hood over his head Schilling was one of 14 hanged at Landsberg Germany in one day followed by hanging a similar number the next day in the largest mass execution ever conducted by the U S army Wirephoto u Washington govern icnt acted promptly Saturday to ut into effect the health and afety advances which John L ewis won for his soft coal miners n settling the prolonged bitumin us strike This was a quick follow up on IB approval the wage stabiliza on board bestowed resident Trumans full endorse the pay boost provisions f the contract between Lewis and ie government The drive to get all clauses of ie soft coal contract into opera on temporarily overshadowed reliminary administration studies f the hard coal strike which has 6000 miners idle in Pennsyl anias anthracite fields However le officially expressed hope was hat the soft coal contract will rovide the basis for an agreement n the anthracite dispute On the soft coal contract Rear idmiral Joel T Boone took over lie job of organizing and direct ng an allinclusive survey of lospital and medical facilities medical treatment community acilities and housing in soft coal mining areas Dr R R Sayers director of Ihe nireau of mines opened prelimi lary discussions with reprcsenta ives of the United Mine Workers and mine operators looking to a new federal mine safety code Secretary of Interior Krug who s boss of the mines as long as they under government con rol left no doubt that he ap proved of the miners health and safety gains Touching briefly on he welfare and retirement fund o be set up under the new con ract Krug remarks at a news conference Friday I wonder how many of you enow that the United States is the only civilized country that does not have a health and welfare fund for its miners The welfare and retirement fund will be financed by payments oJt 5 cents a on on all coal pro duced Vice Admiral Ben Morcell Krugs deputy in the operation of he soft coal mines said the pur pose of the survey being under aken by Admiral Boone is to de iermine the steps xvhich must be aken to establish medical hous ng and sanitary facilities in the mining arcos in order to bring them up to the standards recog nized as proper for American com munities Meanwhile the soft coal opera ora maintained their silence on ihe contract Lewis reached with the government However Krug expressed optimism that at least ome operators would work out iheir own agreement within a week or two with Lewis and be able to take back their mines from federal control MEASURE PUTS ALL AUTHORITY IN GOVERNMENT Atomic Energy Bill Is Sent to House Members for Approval Washington ener gy control legislation giving the government complete authority over the terrific new power source passed the senate Satur day and was sent to the house The bill drafted by a special senate committee after months of hearings and study was approved by a voice vote Dealing only with domestic phases of the intricate control problem the measure nevertheless was drawn to key in with future international agreements over the use of the power unlossed by nu clear fission The house lias not acted on the control problem Its military com mittee approved a measure giving the army a major voice in control but that bill has been wedged for months in the rules committee while the house leadership awaited senate action Senator McMahon DConn chairman of the special senate atomic energy committee called his bill up unexpectedly Saturday without advance notice A few hours later the senate approved DELAY HUNT FOR DROWNED YOUTH Rough Water St9ps Clear Lake Search Searchers dragging Clear Lake to find the body of Leo Burke 16 Mason City who drowned while swimming Memorial day had to ive up the work Saturday fore noon when the water became too rough according to Verne Peter sen state boat inspector who is iteading the search together with Elvin Adams state lake patrol man Six crews of 2 men each con tinued dragging operations Satur day morning Petersen said des pite the cold and rain and he promised that well keep tryiwj The searchers are hampered be cause the lad drowned in the deepest part of the lake and it is impossible to determine the exact spot The 2 boats from which the boy and 4 companions had been swimming some distance out from the island both left the vi cinity soon after the drowning and before a marker buoy could be placed Spanish Issue May Go Before UN Assembly New York delegate to the United Nations security coun cil said Saturday tliaf a subcorn mittee investigating charges that Franco Spain threatens world peace has expressed moral con demnation of the regime and rec ommended that the council pass the question to the U Ns highest body the general assembly The delegate who declined to permit use of his name said the report prepared after a month of deliberations summed up the evi dence and offered these two rec ommendations 1 That the security council re fer the question to the 51nation general assembly for fun her ac tion 2 That the security council en dorse the three power declara tion of last March which con demned the Franco government expressed hope that it would be removed by peaceful means and termed the problem an internal one Signers of the March declara tion were the United States Great Britain and France The subcommittee was named after Dr Oscnr Lange Polish dele gate demanded a world wide break of relations with the Franco gov ernment on the contention that the Falangist regime was a threat to international peace and secur ity Members of the committee were Australia China Poland Brazil and France If the council approves the rcc ummcndalion the question would come before the assembly at its September meeting here The assembly could act under article 11 of the charter which says it may discuss any questions relating to the maintenance of in ternational peace and security brought before it by any mem l r of the United Nations or by the security council The full report will be made public later Saturday and prob ably will go before the security council the middle of next week The subcommittee received voluminous evidence and docu ments including a flat statement from the British government that it did not consider the Franco Milk Price Rise in Eastern Cities Washington milk prices went up 1 cent a quart Sat urday in 6 eastern cities They are New York Washington Boston Lowell Lawrence and Fall River Mass The price increase was author ized by OPA 2 days ago in order to compensate fanners for the ex pected refusal of congress to con tinue the dairy subsidy program The increase amounts to 40 cents a hundredweight for producers Friday night dates of the milk price increase for the rest of regime a threat to world peace one witness Jose Giral Only premier of the exiled Spanish republican government was heard directly The first reaction Sat urday from Spanish republican circles indicated that the exiled officials were highly pleased that the question might go before U Ns largest body OPA announced that the effective Housing Situation Causes 2 Deaths Los Ansclcs housing situation claimed 2 victims Satur day Landlord Arthur Plumb 71 dropped dead of a heart attack Friday as he finished testifying in a suit to raise a tenants rent Tenant Mrs A Arissa Smith 76 swallowed a fatal dose of ant poison as a sheriffs deputy ar rived to evict her from her flat the nation will be announced I She could find no other within 2 or 3 days   

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