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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                R It NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AkL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS IJI Associated Press United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 7 1916 NO m EXPECT SPEEDY VINSON APPROVAL Shipowners Hold Talks to One Union SNUB 2 GROUPS IITHCONTRACT STILL IN FORCE Operators Will Make Settlement Offer to Marine Firemen Only Washington coast shipowners said Friday they will not talk terms here with 2 CIO unions involved in the midJune maritime strike threat because their contracts do not expire un til Sept 30 The shipowners said they would make a settlement offer to a 3rd west coast union the Marine Fire men but not to the CIO Marine Engineers or the cooks and stewards The latter 2 presented detailed demands Thursday night and asked settlement by June 15 said Gregory Harrison attorney for the PacificAmerican Shipowners association Well tell them we dont in tend to clutter up the record here and waste precious time talking about contracts that wont expire for 4 months Harrison told a re porter None of the ship operators we represent has seen the proposals and it would be a physical im possibility to negotiate them be fore the strike deadline Previously in an officially au thorized statement it had been reported that the onerators would prepare a proposal to be submitted to each of the unions later in the day These simultaneous develop ments came during a recess in the east and west coast shipowners conference with the 7union all coast committee for maritime unity 1 At a strike strategy session here the 40 member national council of CIOs national maritime union endorsed President Joseph Currans handling of their cause 2 The council officially con demned what Curran called the governments gag rule on news of the conference It demanded that meetings be thrown open a record kept and the press ad mitted 3 At he white house the cabi net considered the strike problem Attorney General Tom Clark said Reconversion Director John Sny der termed the outlook pretty bad 4 Harry Bridges cochairman of the unions unity group called Thursdays stopwork demon stration meetings by AFL seamen an obvious indication that the rank and file of AFL thinks some thing is coming out of these nego tiations and they want to get in on The west coast operators headed into a meeting Friday with the firemen engineers and cooks and stewards at which they were to make their wageandhour offer to the firemen and hand to the other 2 their refusal to negotiate now In addition a meeting was ar ranged for the first tune in more than a week between Harry Bridges president of the ClOIn ternational longshoremen and warehousemens union and Frank P Foisie president of the Water Iront Employes association of the Pacific The labor department in pro gramming the maritime discus sions aimed at heading off the June 15 walkout by members of 6 CIO maritime unions and 1 inde pendent union had delayed re sumption of talks between those 2 FARM WOMAN DIES AT MANLY Funeral to Be Monday for Mrs Frank Johnson Frank Johnson 69 longtime resident of the Manly community died at her home southeast of town at a m Friday following a stroke 7 weeks ago Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart church Monday at 9 a m the Rev Leo Derga of ficiating The rosary will be said Saturday and Sunday at 8 p m Burial will be in the Manly ceme tery The husband survives FATHER OF THE Schmid blind marine veteran of Guadalcanal designated Father of the Year by the National Fathers Day committee receives medal in New York from Mrs John Bruce Dodd founder of Fathers Day as Mrs Schmid looks on The Schmids live in Philadelphia AP Wirephoto Guard in Vet Hospital Threw HICKENLOOPER Cigarets in Patients Mouths ASHES AT OPA Marion Ind physicianmanager of the Marion Vet erans hospital believed Friday that aguard threw lighted cigarets in the mouths of mental patients out oE pure Dr H H Botts believed that 27 charges of assault and battery filed against 4 hospital guards were actually so He said however that some of themistreatment appeared more vicious than it really was Botts said the 4 guards all were discharged a few weeks after disclosure of the The guards held in the county jail under bond each denied the charges They are Harry B Wisler 58 Olis D Neblett 25 Harry D Aabst 38 and Leverett D Miller 33 all of Marion They were charged with chok ing nearviolent patients and beating them with fists wet towels and chairs Neblett was charged with throwing lighted cigarets into the mouths of pa tients on 3 occasions Their arrest was ordered Wed nesday by U S District Attorney Alex Campbell who said that the federal government was careful to present evidence in which there was no justification for mistreat ment of patients The arrests fol lowed an investigation by vet erans administration investigators posing as guards MACNIDER GETS HARVARD POST Cambridge Mass IP Brig en Hanford MacNider of Mason City former assistant secretary of war and onetime United States minister to Canada was one of six new overseers of Harvard university named Thursday Remodel Station to Fit New Fire Truck DCS Moines IP The Des Moines city council knew Friday all about the man who built a boat in the basement and had to tear down a wall to get it out A year ago the council ordered a new fire truck over the protests of Chief Charles L Slade who wanted a different make 6 inches narrower The councils truck was cheaper Now the city fathers find the new pumper wont go through the door of the fire station and they have ordered building alterations Council members admitted the Ye r modeling cost would exceed under Gov Dwight H Green 4 Men Lose Trousers to 2 Gunmen Chicago young gun men dressed in flashy sport clothes stole the pants and the 57900 contained in wallets found in them from 4 men at the Mc Lean Motor Sales company Thurs day The bandits walked into the of fice herded the 4 men into a corner and ordered them to take off their trousers and hand them over They removed wallets from the trousers and left Outside the gunmen jumped into a car owned by one of the holdup victims Joseph Herstein As they moved away they tossed out the trousers Herstein said he lost Sam Wolf his partner in the com pany Irving Hitter Min neapolis car dealer and John Vrastiak a customer The state of Illinois employs 2432 exservicemen in code de partments and independent offices Says BowiesSpeech Typical Smear Tactics Washington we began reconversion more than a year ago Senator Hickenlooper declared in an address over the CBS network Thursday night we are still struggling with shortages of necessities and with the delays incompetence and stu pidity of OPA Both Hickenlooper and Senator Taft answered stabil ization Director Chester Bowies Tuesday night speech in which he termed the curtailed and amended version of the price control extcnr sion bill as a monstrous In his prepared address the Iowa senator declared that Bowies attack upon Senator Taft and the banking committee was not only viciously unfair but it is typical of the smear tactics of those who want to establish per manent controls on our American economy With few exceptions Hicken looper stated the statements Bowles made in his speech sent ence by sentence can be utterly disproved by the facts Hickenlooper asserted the main reason full production had not been attained was that Mr Bowies refused to set prices on mass consumers goods in many cases that permit their maximum pro duction Cheap shirts underwear house dresses and a host of other things are almost unobtainable but luxury items and expensive merchandise seem to be plentiful Shortages of meat and dairy products and black market activi ties irrthem and in new automo biles Hickenlooper declared are chiefly the fault of Bowles through his unsound and unwork able price policies SUPPORTERS OF TERMINAL PAY SEE QUICK 0 K House Calls Up Measure to Pay Past Present GIs for Furlough Time Washington h e house with manifest enthusiasm Friday called up legislation to pay some 15000000 past and present serv icemen an average of each to cover furlough time missed in uni form Its backers predicted its passage without opposition after a few hours of debate and said the chances for early senate approval look good The only amendment in sight was a noncontroversial one in tended to simplify payment meth ods In preliminary form it would permit enlisted men entitled to terminal furlough money to claim it by mail or collect it in cash at local army or navy offices Heres what the legislation will do if it becomes law 1 Entitle enlisted personnel to a cash payment for furlough time not used up in service Payment would be made at the time of dis charge for those still in uniform or immediately for those already back in civics It applies to per sonnel who have served any time since Sept 8 1939 2 Compute furlough time on the basis of 2A days for each month of service with a limit of 120 days that may be accrued However furlough time used up while in service would first havetobe der ducted 3 Authorize the secretaries of the war and navy departments to make the payments on the basis of sworn statements by the ap plicants This provision military committee members said private ly probably will result in numer ous claims for the maximum of 120 days pay 4 Direct payments to next of kin in cases of men who have died 5 Exempt the payments from taxes and from all claims of credi tors 6 Prohibit the payment of cash in lieu of furlough time for all personnel both officers and en listed men in future wars or na tional emergencies The legislation grew out of con gressional demands that enlisted JOHN W SNYDER Treasury Post FRED M TIN SON Chief Justice personnel be given the same privi leges as officers in accumulating leave or furlough time Hereto fore enlisted men have been un able to carry over unused furlough time from year to year whereas officers could accumulate it up to the 4 months maximum and be paid for the unused leave upon their separation from the service Estimates of the cost of the leg islation have varied from a low of several billion by the budget bureau to 5 billion by individual committee members Milk Prices Are Boosted for lowans Des Moines A quart of milk could sell for 1 cent more in Iowa Friday In line wilh the recent report from Washington of a boost in milk price ceilings Floyd L Whit tington IowaOPA district price executive Thursday announced the increases for Iowa effective Friday night at midnight The price increases Whittingtori explained are for fluid milk only and do not apply to milk sold for manufactured products such as butter or cheeses No advance in butter or cheese or other manufactured milk pro ducts has been announced yet he said The authorized price increases 1 Standard and premium milk one cent a quart 2 Chocolate milk and butter milk half a cent a quart 3 Cream with 16 per cent o more of butterfat one cent a ha pint Whittington said the price in crease to milk producers is 41 cents a hundred pounds for mijk having at least 35 per cent but terfat The Iowa price increase the OPA executive said does not ap ply to alreadyestablished federa milk marketing towns and cities on the Iowa boundary lines The boost is the first of a series for dairy products which stabiliza tion Director Chester Bowles cal culates will add annu ally to housewives food bills Bowles directed the price hike last week saying they were neces sary because of the higher price farmers are paying for dairy food and because of apparent congres sional determination to slash fooi subsidies In addition to the milk prici hike Bowles authorized increase of about 1 cents a pound for but ter and about 6 cents for chedda cheese OPA expects to put thes into effect next week Plan Horse Show Des Moines hundred top show horses are expected to be entered in the first annual Des Moines national horse show which will be a feature of the Iowa cen tennial celebration Prizes totaling will be offered during the show June 27 to July 2 Italian Monarchists Attack Catholics and Hurl Bombs Rome demonstrated violently in Rome Naples and Pisa Friday hurling bombs and attacking the Catholic church in postelection outbursts that killed or injured a number of persons Police broke up a crowd of 400 monarchists demonstrating before the Quirinat palace in Rome Four persons were injured The throng gathered before the guarded palace to cheer the de posed King Humbert II on the eve of his departure in exile Naples of Pisa were shaken by bombings In Naples a mob at tacked the Catholic church accus ing it of failing to support the monarchy A mob was reported to have attacked a priest near the cathedral stripped him and dosed him with castor oil The Rome monarchists marched with flying flags to the Piazza Barberini where they demon strated in front of the American Red Cross Cries of Viva Ameri ca seemed to keynote the general sentiment with regard to the United States When the demonstrators arrived at the Piazza De Spagna state po lice drove up in U S jeeps and tried to dispense them peacefully They were forced to use their riot sticks and i persons were injured There were no arrests Reports circulated that the dem onstration before the Quirinal pal ace was in vain insofar as Hum bert was concerned He was un derstood to have moved to his pri vate home the Villa Savoia A ceremony in which Humbert was to make the formal transfer of power to the government of Pre mier Aleide De Gasperi was re ported by the interior ministry to have been put off until next week It had been scheduled for Satur day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Friday night and Satur day Local thundcrshowers like ly Friday night Iowa Partly cloudy local thun dershowers in south and east portions Friday night and in southeast and extreme east Saturday Cooler in north and west Friday night and in east and southcentral Saturday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Friday night and Satur day with occasional light show ers north and central portions Cooler in extreme south Friday night and in west portion Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Friday 71 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 50 OFFICERS HELD IN JEWEL THEFT Arrest WAC Captain and Colonel Husband Washington war de partment said Friday a WAC aptain and her colonel husband nave been taken into custody in connection with the theft of 500000 in jewels from Kronberg castle Germany A C Miller representing the provost marshal general office In Ihe war department told report ers the jewels and other heir looms including an ancient Bible had been recovered Colonel Miller said 2 others xvere implicated one a major still on active duty and a discharged corporal We will grab them before your stories get on the wire Miller said The WAC captain and her col onel husband he said were picked up by military authorities at 2 a m Monday morning in the La Salle hotel in Chicago They had previously evaded military authorities who were closing in on them in a small Wis consin town Colonel Miller declined to name any of the individuals involved Iowa Harness Dealers Group Dwindles to 16 But Refuses to Give Up Moines lovva Re tail Harness Dealers Association like its rival the automobile j here to stay Refusing to capitulate to th gasoline buggy 16 members of th once boasted membership of more than voted at Thursdays convention keep the organization alive JOHN L SULLIVAN Undersecretary 25 Minutes More Sleep Clocks Stop Many Mason Cityans got ureak Friday m o r n i n ot an opportunity to sleep 10 to 25 minutes longer than th usual schedule Electrical clocks were set bac when a mechanical failure at th plant of the Peoples Gas an Electric company caused an oui age from 3 to a m in variou sections of the city Clear Lake was out only a few minutes Few persons would have known about the outage except for the fact their electrical clocks were thrown back causing many to come to work late and others to be called by their place of em ployment Loses Wallet While Watching Ball Game Found in Letter Slot South Bend Inn S Stevens reported to police that he lost his wallet containing while watching a ball game A little later he reported that his wallet containing was stuffed in the letter slot of his door when he arrived home SEE SENATORS OK ON SNYDER JOHN SULLIVAN Trumroi Picks Men to FiB Chief Justice Treasury Navy Posts Washington fP President rumans choice of Fred M Vin on for chief justice of the United tales and of John W Snyder for ecretary of the treasury prompt d predictions Friday of speedy enate approval There will be no difficulty enator Johnson DColo told cporlcrs Others echoed that orecast And the same word went out r the advancement of John L Sullivan from assistant to under ecretary of the navy also an iounced by Mr Truman in a ingle breath at his news confer iice late Thursday Vinsons and Snyders selections or 2 of the highest posts in the and came in for considerable riticism however from republi cans and from prolabor new deal democrats But none indicat ed a disposition to fight confirma ion AH 3 nominees must receive senate approval before they can ake office Privately some new dealers said they would have preferred to ee what they described as a more liberal man nominated as chief justice They count Vinson as pretty much a middleofthe roader in political philosophy al though some old line democrats look on him as inclined to the left of center As for Snyder the new dealers are openly at odds with him They ascribe chiefly to his influence as reconversion director the firmer white house attitude toward or ganizcd labor in recent weeks Few republicans had anything critical to say of the nominees themselves but they were pat ently disappointed that the presi dent did not nominate a member of their party to the supreme court For years it was more or less a tradition that the bench should be kept in political balance During President Roosevelts ten ure of office however the divis ion came down to 7 democrats and 2 republicans With confirmation of Vinson it will be 8 democrats and 1 republi can Vinson was named to succeed the late Chief Justice Harlan F Stone republican Vinson is Mr Trumans 2nd se lection for the court When Jus ce Owen J Roberts retired last ear the president reached into publican ranks and tapped Sen or Harold H Burton of Ohio The general republican attitude as reflected in the comment of enator Hickenlooper IlIowa he considered it an ominous hinK that the president insists n almost entirely constituting the upreme court with jurists ho have been vigorous advocates f a special political philosophy Although there was no immedi Q indication that the republicans ntended to make an issue it enator White of Maine their eader did not close the door to lat possibility He told reporters e had not consulted others and id not know whether there would e a storm With regard to Snyder most re ublicans took the view that the resident has the right to pick his wn official family and that the enate should not interfere unless here is some fundamental reason or doing so The frog breathes by swallow ing air because he has no ribs and therefore cannot breathe by expanding and contracting the chest Russia Argentina Resume Diplomatic Relationships Buenos Aires and Argentina have reestablished dip lomatic relations severed in 1917 after the overthrow of the czaris regime Announcement of the termination of the 29 year old diplomatic rift between the powers was made here by President Juan D Pcron a his first press conference since taking office last Tuesday Simultaneously the Moscow radio heard in London said the 2 governments inspired by the high principles of collaboration am understanding between declare they have decided to es1 tablish from Friday complete dip lomatic consular and trade re lations The Moscow broadcast said am bassadors would be exchanged in the very near future The official soviet press said the diplomatic link between the na tions would result in extensive trade A Russian mission which came here ostensibly to promote commerce was given diplomatic status at Perons inauguration The soviet government newspa per Izvestia in preparing the groundwork for the move said the establishment of relations would be in the interest of peace and security Izvestia added that he move had gained strong head way since Perons election Argentina withdrew her minis i ter from Moscow afterfhe Russian revolution and tension between the countries was Increased when soviet officials seized the legation records and arrested the Argen tine diplomat directed to close th offices Argentina asked for an explana tion but apparently none ever wa given Russias expulsion from th league of nations was sponsore by Argentina after the red arm invaded Finland in 1939 Russia denounced Argentina military regime as fascist durin the writing the United Nation charter at the San Francisco con ference in 1945 Pcron was th strong man of that regime Argentinas communist party relatively unimportant political and failed to win a single congres sional seat in the last elections TORNADO HITS IN MINNESOTA Moose Lake Minn louse and business building in his Carlton county village of 1500 persons was damaged and a number were destroyed in a ornado which struck at 7 oclock Thursday night Only 2 persons were reported Injured However communications surrounding fanning areas were still down Friday and com plete reports of the havoc wreaked by the wind hail and rainstorm were not available at midmorningr A heavy hail storm preceded the wind which swept into the village from the northwest passed over turned and came back from the southeast Rain near cloudburst proportions fol lowed The brunt of the storm struck the onestreet business district Those buildings which were not damaged by the wind itself were hammered by flying debris The cash income in America from milk in 1944 was 361000   

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