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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MINERS RETURN CENT PAY RISE Pennsylvanias 75000 Hard Coal Workers Get Health Welfare Fund New York 75000 hard coal miners will re turn to work in the anthracite pits Monday under a new contract providing for an 18 cents an hour wage increase and a 000 health and welfare fund Their weekold strike ended late Friday when leaders ol the anthracite operators and John L Lewis AFL United Mine Workers agreed on a new pact after nearly 5 weeks of negotiations The welfare cost is based on last years production of be financed by a 5 cents a ton royalty on all hard coal mined It was estimated thatall the concessions closely paralleling those gained by the soft coal min ers in their contract with the gov cost the opera tors a total to 60 000000 a year A spokesman for the operators estimated the increased overhead from the new contract would add approximately a ton to the re tail price of anthracite used chiefly in home heating Regarding the welfare fund the hard coal miners won an even greater concession than the bitum inous workers Under the agree ment the fund wil be admin istered by 3 of whom will be named by Lewis and a 3rd hy the operators The soft coal agreement pro vided for one trustee selected by the UMW one by the government and a 3rd selected by the first 2 Lewis declared the anthracite contract already had been ap proved unanimously by his 34man scale committee making it offi cial I think the agreement is whole some and constructive and I will recommend its approval to the mine workers Lewis said explaining that the contract would have to be submitted to the mem bership for a referendum vote But since the pact gives the min ers virtually all of their demands overwhelming approval was pre dicted Full Leased Wires Five Centa a Copy MASON CITV IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 8 1946 No 208 Find Loot in German Royal Gem Theft PredictBreadPriceRise 1 CENT BOOST SEEN TO STEP UP PRODUCTION VETERANS STILL SEEKING HOMES Survey Finds 60 Per Cent Hunting Washington veterans administration reported Saturday 60 per cent of a sample 3000 mar ried exsoldiers were still look ing vainly for homes or apart ments 3 and 4 months after they were discharged In the meanwhile they either were living doubled up with rela tives or friends in rooming and boarding houses or in other over crowded and poorly repaired quarters the survey showed The veterans administration went after the information at the request of the national housing agency The exsoldiers all were enlisted men discharged last Sep tember at 8 army and navy sep aration centers in northeast and north central states The administrations report said many of those who were lucky enough to find suitable separate living quarters had to pay more than they thought they could af ford When questioned at the sep aration centers only 8 per cent were preparedto pay more than 550 a month but the survey dis closed 16 per cent were forced to go above that figure ADMIRAL HALSEY IN William F Hal sey is greeted by Gov Robert D Blue as he arrived at the Cedar Rapids airport Friday night Halsey participated in the Eastern Iowa Music Festival Saturday AP Wire photo Halsey Still Dislikes Japs Says Atom Bomb Not Needed Cedar Rapids William F Halsey still doesnt like Japs The grizzled navy hero of the Pacific said so at a press conference here Saturday morning a few hours before he was to parade before thousands of eastern lowans jamming downtown Cedar Rapids I was ashamed of myself after I saw Japan that it took us so lone to lick em he said Use of the atom bomb was not necessary toendthe waragainst Japan the admiral declared He estimated the war wouldhave lasted maybe 2 weeks longer if bomb had not been dropped Theres only one word for the way General Douglas MacArthur is handling the occupation of Ja pan according to the fighting He declined to set a time lim it for the length of the Japanese occupation other than to say forces should be maintained there until we can drive some sense into their heads Admiral Halsey advocated uni versal military training Certain ly we want to avoid another war the least we can expect is every man to give one year of his life to his country he said However the 5star admiral said there was a difference be tween universal military training and universal conscription and that he favored conscription only Prices on Rolls Also Will Be Increased Rye Bread Excluded Washington office of price administration plans to in crease the price on most types of bread by about 1 cent a loaf in an effort to step up production it was learned Saturday An OPA spokesman said that the bread price increase which excludes rye bread has been ap proved by OPA and the agricul ture department Prices on rolls also will be boosted 1 cent a doz en when the order is announced about the middle of next week he said An indication ol the seriousness the nations bread supply was given congress Friday by Econom ic Stabilizer Chester Bowles He told the senate small business committee that the government is considering rationing short bread supplies to retail stores Rationing also may be placed into effect on wheat stocks to millers and ol flour to bakers Bakers have been asking for centaloaf increase for several months They claim that OPA ar tificially has held down the price of bread by giving higher ceilings on pastry goods The OPA spokesman said Decision on Terminal Pay Held Up Until Tuesday Washington house kept millions of exGIs oh tenter ooks Saturday by postponing final action on the furlough pay bill ntil next week The lawmakers hastened to assure veterans however this did ot reflect on the bills chances for passage On the contrary they it to whip through perhaps unanimously when a vote comes ext Tuesday The reason for delay is that a lot of members are out of town and hen the roll is called up i capitol hill they want to be as a temporary measure to 1 Enable us to carry out our overseas commitments Z To relieve the boys who have been in service for too long a time Admiral Halsey said he was very pleased with the prepara tion the atomic bomb experi ment at Bikini atoll The 3 ap proaches to the army navy and be ing integrated satisfactorily he said Asked what he thought was the turning point in the Pacific war Admiral Halsey said he was do ing a little bragging in saying that the Japs were stopped at Coral Sea Midway and Guadal canal and they were licked at Bougainville the price agency DEATH TOLL OF HOTEL FIRE 60 Claim Hotel Delayed in Turning in Alarm Chicago death toll in the La Salle hotel fire rose to 60 Saturday as investigators still sought the cause of the disaster The 60th victim was Mrs Ann Paulukis 24 Waukegan died in a hospital early Saturday At a 5hour hearing before the city council Friday Alderman John J Duffy blamed the extent of the disaster on the hotels neg ligence He charged that there was a de lay in calling the fire department because the hotel feared unfavor able publicity and urged that the persons involved be summoned to testify before a grand jury At another hearing before blue ribbon coroners jury hotel employes said they had received no written instructions on what to no in case of fire Employes disagreed on whether there had been a delay of 15 min utes in notifying the fire depart ment as charged by fire depart ment officials Unions Ship Owners Study Government Peace Proposal Washington Secretary Labor John W Gibson said Saturday a government plan for settling the knotty working hour issue was receding dose consideration from both unions and 3S a 5teP t0 Prevent the threatened June 15 maritime Gibson said government conciliators had suggested that instead CIOdominated committee maritime unity the sailors get Paid shore leaves in compensa tion When the parties are discuss ing sincerely the issues in a dis pute as is the case here theres always hope Gibson told a news conference hat realizes thai il is necessary to increase breai prices In order to Keep many bak ers in production and thus in crease bread supplies A price in crease of 2 cents a loaf on rye bread was approved hi April The office of economic stabiliza tion said that Bowies statement did not mean that the governmenl plans to ration bread at consumer levels Any consumer rationing would be done voluntarily by re tailers OPA concerned about a possible black market in bread last week asked district price control boards to find out how bread supplies were being distributed throughou the country Out of 57 districts reporting 93 per cent stated the bread shortage has grown worse in the last 2 weeks In 79 per cent of the dis tricts the shortage was said to be serious or acute In 65 per cent merchants already are limiting sales of loaves to one a custom er selling only to regular custom ers or making underthecoun ter sales resent and recorded in favor of ha bill No voices were raised against he measure in several hours of nesided debate Friday but it eveloped that only halt of the lembers were present so the 2gislation was put over until ext week The bill provides for cash pay ments to enlisted personnel for urlough time they did not receive hile in service It is estimated hat some 15000000 past and resent service personnel will be enefited with the average pay lent about SZ50 per man The amount of unused furlough me on which a GI may collect i limited to 120 days The legis ation applies to all enlisted per onnel serving in the armed orces since Sept 8 1939 Boy 3 Suffers Bruises in 20 Foot Tumble Red Wing Minn laycock 3 son of Hev and Mrs Vinlield Haycock Minneapolis vas in the hospital here Saturday apparently recovering without serious effects from a fallof2C eet to the ground from a second iory window Little Eliot was taking a nap the home of his grandparents here Mr and Mrs L W Kow and His mother and grandmother leard a thump outside and found Im on the ground He seemed to lave suffered only bruises on his orehead and left arm A screen ell with the boy and was thought o have broken his fall by the He added that the government saw no reason for great opti mism but at the same time we dont think there is cause for great pessimism either at this stage A week remains before the strike deadline runs out Gibson said the new federal proposal was being given full consideration by both sides How ever he said the unions still were demanding shorter hoars at sea and the operators refusing to re duce the present workweek The seamen now work 56 hours a week on vessels The CMU asked first lor a reduction to a 40 hour week but reduced their demand to one for a 44 hour week The federal conciliators were reported to have suggested this That seamen continue to work the 56 hour week but compensation since industry gen erally has the 40 hour workweek sailors get time off with pay when they reach port How much time off they would get is one of the questions under discussion but one suggestion is a day off ashore for every 2 weeks worked at sea New School Head Sioux City Marvin T Nodiand superintendent of schools at Ames has been elected head of Sioux Citys pdblic school sys tem FRAULEIM7 KILLS HERSELF 5th German Girl to Die in Soldiers Quarters Rejected 7 Times During War Gets Draft Greetings Troy N Y Villa anxious to enter the armed force during the war was rejected times He was called for induction 4 times and tried to volunteer on 3 occasions Came greetings Joe left this week for service a an army draliee Frankfurt German girl 17 year old found shot through the head Thursday in an American enlisted mans billet near Bad Kissingen the army an nounced Saturday She was the 5th German girl to die in soldiers quarters within The theater month provost marshal Senator Wants Limit Put on Army Vehicles Washington Hug Butler S Nebr has propose that congress limit the number o vehicles the army can keep an declare the rest surplus Butler told the senate he though 4 vehicles per 100 soldiers shoul be sufficient He said the pla would result in about 300000 ve hides being declared surplus said that the employe of the American Red Cross was aloneat the time of the shooting and declared she is alleged to have shot herself The girl Doris Krath was found on the 2nd floor of billets used by enlisted men of the 3rd battalion of the 15th infantry regiment at Mellrichstadt near Bad Kissiing en According to the official report the girl went to the billets looking for Cpl Woodrow M Kemp whose home address was not given Kemp was away at the time the report said She then entered the room of Pvt Richard E Chappell where she apparently shot herself through the head with a 45caliber pistol the report said She died instantly from one shot The pistol was found beneath her bpdy There are approximately 142 carate of diamonds in one ouncal i Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday nigh and Sunday somewhat cooler Saturday night Iowa Fair Saturday night an Sunday cooler Saturday nigh Cooler in extreme southeast an slightly warmer in extreme we portion Sunday Minnesota Fair Saturday nigh and Sunday Cooler Saturda night rising temperature nori and west portions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statist for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Saturday 64 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 52 Medieval salt cellars were often laborate pieces of craftsmanship Early Morning Blaze Routs 5 at Garner early morning fire caused damage estimated at to the Sterling building owned by Albert Fusen Saturday 5 oc cupants of apartments upstairs being forced to leave hastily with out saving any of their posses sions The fire was discovered by a trucker passing through town who reported to Marshal Aaron Greiman at a m The blaze was In the Wayne Canfield apart ment and had made such head way that Mr and Mrs Canfield barely had time to get out of bed before the flames were upon them Others who fled their upstairs apartments were W A Norman and Mr and Mrs William Mack Apartments were being prepared for Mr Fosen the owner but they were not quite ready for oc cupancy Three lines hose were used to fight the blaze vhieh was not put under control until a m The building also houses the law offices of B C Berge and the insurance office of Charles Wellik The first floor of the building was being remodeled for use by the new Federated store Gets Airport Contract Des aioincs The Koss Con struction Co Des Moines has been awarded a contract for the improvement program at the municipal airport The con tract was awarded by the Civil Aeronautics Administration Boy 18 and Woman 79 Are Wed in Kentucky Courthouse Louisa Ky Shorty Sprouse 38 wearing a 2day frowth ol beard and Mrs Mattie Lyons Large 79 were married by bounty Judge J F Wellman in the Lawrence county court house Saturday morning Although the couple appeared unexpectedly from their home in solated Gladys 15 miles west here more than 100 persons crowded he small courtroom and 0 witness the brief ceremony The wedding originally had been scheduled for late Satur day afternoon The bride wore a somber black jat over her grey hair and a striped print anklelength dress Sprouse wore worn blue denim trousers and a jacket and had no necktie Mrs Large uttered a scarcely audible I do and the couple did not embrace after the ceremony Afterwards Mrs Large ex plained we were kinda in a hurry lo get it over with Mrs Large a widow mother of 7 children and grandmother ot and Sprouse obtained their license Friday The couple expect to go to housekeeping in Mrs Larges clapboard cabin on a farm ad joining that ot the Sprouscs CAPT KATHLEEN DURANT AP Wirepholo COL JACK DURANT AP Ulrcpholo Truman Plans Congress Talk on Case Bill Washington IP The white house said Saturday President Truman will make known his po sition on the Case labor disputes bill in a message to congress whether or not he signs the bill Press Secretary Charles G Koss made his statement o newspa permenHerefused to say what the presidents views are at this time Ross described as cockeyed capitol hill reports that the presi dent was preparing alternative messages one in event he makes up his mind to sign and the other provided ho wants to veto the legislation Mr Truman stuck to his desk Safurday instead of taking a cruise as has been his custom on weekends Ross said the Case bill was primarily responsible for his staying on the job The deadline for action on the bill by the president ends at mid night Wednesday Ross said there would be no action Saturday Before Ross met the press key members of congress had pre dicted a presidential message would accompany the decision on the Case bill COLONEL WAG CAPTAIN BRIDE HELD BY ARMY Lie Detector Used in Obtaining Confessions From Honeymooners Washington investi gators announced Saturday that practically all the jewelsvalued at up to taken from Kronberg castle in Germany have now been recovered The jewels not previously ac counted for were located shortly after p m Friday night in a box at the Illinois Central rail way station in Chicago They had been removed from their settings They were found investigators reported alter interrogation of Col Jack W Durant who with his bride WAG Captain Kathleen B Nash Durant is held in con nection with removal of the jewels from the castle Col Ralph W Pierce chief the provost marshals criminal in vestigation branch said that Col Durant supplied the key The other jewels and valuables had been found earlier at the Hudson Wis home of Captain Duront the army officials said Col Pierce said presumably the jewels recovered in Chicago had been brought back by Durant They were in a cardboard pack age wrapped up in white paper Pierce who directed the inves tigation said he thought some of the other valuables had been shipped from Germany in a wood en package by parcel post by Capt Durant Pierce disclosing additional de tails the case to reporters at the war department said A major and a technical ser geant who officials had said earlier were implicated have not yet been taken into custody A polygraph or lie detector apparatus very definitely played a part in obtaining confessions from the Durants who were flown here Saturday morning The Duranfs were married May 28 by a justice of the peace at Chicago They had obtained a new Hudson automobile In the period from their marriage until they were apprehended early Monday morning at the La Salle hotel in Chicago they were traced by army FINALLY Sprouse 18 and Mrs Mattie Lyons Large 78 were married Saturday in Louisa Ky when they finally found an authorized person to give J t A Tk 1 I the jvedding yows LONDONPARADES ON VICTORY DAY Celebration Held to Honor Allied Victors London normal life of London came to a virtual standstill for nearly 5 hours Sat urday while millions of persons cheered a 9 mile long parade of war victors representing the British empire and most of its al lies The victory day observance was organized primarily to pay tribute to the contributions of every do minion and colony and to honor the battle brotherhood of the United Nations The parade reached the peak of its form along the famous Mall before Buckingham palace There the royal family cabinet and parlia mentary statesmen and other dig nitaries took the salute Men and women of some 30 lands marched or rode past in war vehicles At the conclusion 300 RAF planes swept low while the crowds yelled and waved Among all the wartime allies only 3 nations were not repre sented The Soviet Union Jugo slavia and Poland These had notified the British government earlier that they would not send contingents A small group of Polish airmen who had flown with the RAF appeared with investigators to Hudson Wis Minneapolis and St Paul and probably visited other places Pierce stated Whether all the jewels and valu ables nave been recovered will not be determined pending a detailed inventory Pierce said that whether others than the unidentified major and technical sergant are involved in the case will be up to the courts to decide Aside from the jewels Pierce said items recovered at Hudson Wis included such relics as bound volumes of correspondence of Britains Queen Victoria and an autographed book with paintings dating from the year 1611 All had been removed last year from Kronberg castle near Frank furt the scat of the royal house of HesseDarmstadt when the 100 room castle was used as a rest house for American army person nel stationed at army headquarters at Frankfurt he said The reallife military thriller had its sardonic note for it was the same province of Hesse which provided the Hessian mercenan aries who fought the American colonists in the Revolutionary a fee which brought the rulers ol the province some 000000 J Britains flyers however 7 AUTOMOBILES IN 1 ACCIDENT Minneapolis Minn UR Re porters and police desk sergeants hoped Saturday they would never have to handle again an unusual multiple accident such as occurred Friday night when 7 cars collided or overturned bringing 3 ambu lances and 4 law enforcement agencies to the scene and involv ing 4 hospitals Thirteen persons were involved but none was seriously injured The chain of events started when the car of Donald Hegenes 23 hit the car ol Curtis Chute 34 when Hegenes tried lo pass Dust rose from that collision and tem porarily blinded Edmund 24 who lost control of his car and overturned A 4lh car belonging to George Garisch stopped at the scene and a 5th car piloted by Marilyn Hutchins 16 crashed into Gar ischs car which catapulted for ward to strike a Hopkins polica car and the car of Samuel   

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