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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM AKU ASCh I V THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LH I Press and United Pcen Full Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1946 CIO SEAMEN THREATEN TO STRIKE 10000 of New York Idle Truckmen Go Back to TOBIN ORDERS SYMPATHIZERS BACK TO JOBS Mayor ODwyer Issue Protection Directive for Returning New York relief from the prolonged strike of AFL truck drivers loomed Wednesday for New York Citys 7500000 population in an order from the unions highest headquarters for 10000 of the 25000 idle truckmen to get back to work Mayor Williaii ODwrer backed it up with a directive to the police department to make the citys streets safe for truckers who com ply with instructions from head quarters of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters AFL in Indianapolis The union order over the name of President Daniel J Tqbin was addressed to 10000 sympathizing strikers in 23 truckee locals not involved in contract negotiations by 3 other locals 807 282 and 816 Spokesmen for 4 of these 23 Wednesday afternoon made a backtowork pledge to the mayor They were from locals 584 643 363 and 27 In New Jersey John Conlin an international vice president of the teamsters union said at Jersey City that 30 to 40 per cent of the 15000 idle truckmen in northern New Jersey would return to work Thursday AFL teamster response to an appeal from Mayor William ODwyer for a speedy end to the 11day old walkout of New York and New Jersey truck driv Wednesday the strik ing unions had authorized the stopping of trucks of other local unions The announcement was con tained in a wire to the mayor over the name of Daniel J Tobin in ternational president of the AFL Teamsters from Indianapolis Union spokesmen said however Tobin was not in Indianapolis They refused to say where he was Officials of Local 807 have not authorized the stopping of any trucks of other local unions the telegram said replying to the mayors charge that Local 807 members were intimidating truck drivers in other locals anxious to negotiate a settlement of the dis pute This development came as May or ODwyer went into a conference with Michael J Cashal ranking boss here of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Cashal stamped the walkout of 25000 fellowunionists as the worst rank and file revolt in the Teamsters history Its a rotten mess he de clared I dont know what to do I dont know what plan would work or who the man would listen to ODwyer Tuesday night con demned the strike in equally harsh terms Chiang Wont Put Out Order to Cease Fire x Nanking UR Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek has refused to issue a cease fire order to bis na tionalist troops and has offered instead a counterproposal which Chinese communists have found unacceptable a communist spokes man said Wednesday Chiangs refusal to agree to the communist demand for the cease fire order as a prelude to a peace settlement and his undisclosed counter offer were transmitted to Communist Leader Chou EnLai by Gen George C Marshall at a 2Jhour meeting No further meetings between Marshalland Chou have as yet been scheduled The spokesman Wang PingAi said that the situation remained grave and the communists are now deciding whether to boycott the newappointed 5man peace rommittee Asked if the communists will make concessions to save the sit uation Wang succinctly replied no The United Press learned re liably thai Chiang maintained a cease fire order was unnecessary since he issued no order for any attack The fighting can be ended if the communists will stop their attacks Chiang is reported to have said Bar Jehovahs Witnesses Lacona meeting of approximately 300 residents Lacona decided Tuesday night to bar from the communitynext Sunday all nonresidents who have no rightful business here The action admittedly was aimed at members of Jehovahs Wit nesses a religious group who planned a public meeting Sunday in the city park A similar meeting last Sunday was broken up by some 25 war veterans objecting to the Witnesses attitude toward the recent war Approximately 30 persons were injured none serious ly in the melee Mayor Lo Goode told the citizens meeting that Sheriff Lewis Johnson agreed to the proposal to bar outsiders Sunday from the community of 400 population We do not want any violence next Sunday the mayor said All are asked to stay out Only those who have rightful business in Lacona may come to town Sunday IT WAS A WARM DAY IN SAN little sight seers minus baggage wandered from their San Pedro Cal home only to meet up with a couple of policemen Shown above the officers do some fast talking to get some clothes on the youngstersatthe policestationwhilethey awaited a call from their mother who eventually missed them and cheeked with police International Soundphoto Plan Conference for Forming StareWide Safety Program Des Moines statewide safety program aimed at halting the sharply increasing toll of traffic fatalities in Iowa will be formulated ata traffic safety conference to be held here Friday at the invitation of Gov Robert D Blue State safety education division records show 346 persons have been killed on Iowa streets and highways so far this year compared with 202 at the same time year Governor Blue has invited all mayors in the state enforcement officials and representatives of civic and veterans organizations to attend and about 400 persons are expected to be here The program will consist of recommendations made by 4 sec tional group meetings which will be parts of the conference The engineering section will be led by W O Price traffic safety engineer for the state highway commission The enforcement sec tion will be led by S N Jespersen chief of the state highway patrol Leading the public school and higher education section will be Paul Norris director of transpor tation for the state department of public instruction Leader of the support section will be W Earl Hall of Mason City vice presi dent of the National Safety Coun cil Opening the program will be addresses by Governor Blue Fred L Wilkins state commissioner of public safety and H C Brown of MasonCity president of the Iswa State Safety Council At an evening banquet Paul Blaisdell of Chicago executive secretary of the national commit tee on traffic safety will speak on Traffic Safety Control and Hall will give a review of the recom mended program for Iowa Trucking Strike Hits New York Newspapers New York UR A critical shortage of newsprint resulting from the 11 day old truck strike will force several New York news papers to suspend publication next week Chairman Will Maple of the Citys Publishers association said Wednesday Virtually all of the citys news papers omitted all advertising Wednesday to conserve dwindling stocks of paper The New York Times was reduced to 16 pages the HeraldTribune to 12 and the Daily Mirror to 8 Many news features were omitted entirely and foreign news was condensed to one paragraph stories The Daily News was the only paper in the morning field that carried advertising It printed a normal Wednesday edition of 72 pages The Congo river and its tribu taries are navigable for 14000 miles POLICEMEN PICK MASON CITYAN Leo Allstot Elected Head of Iowa Group Council Bluffs Allstot of Mason City was elected presi dent of the Iowa State Policemens association Wednesday succeed ing J J McDermott of Davenport Burlington was selected as the 1947 meeting site A solution favoring sale of liquor by the drink in Iowa was adopted by the Iowa State as sociation Tuesday The resolution also called for retention of state liquor stores The peace officers said the pres ent law is difficult to enforce and that legalized sale of liquor by the drink would bring the state con siderable revenue The group also urged the state legislature to authorize a bonus for all Iowa veterans of World War II No definite amount was set A resolution to place members of the Iowa state highway patrol and policemen in cities of less than 8000 under civil service was adopted Tuesday by the associa tion The resolution was addressed to the state legislative committee Mrs H R Hooper of Newton was elected president of the aux iliary succeeding Mrs Leo All stot of Mason City The Bering Sea seal herdis es timated at in value U S GIVES UP PREPARATIONS FROM ITALIANS But America Does Not Intend to Give Help for Other Countries Paris United States renounced Wednesday any claim to reparations from Italy in the interests of international stabili ty but its spokesman in the Italian economic commission said the United States did not propose to pour help into Italy only to have it go out as reparations to other countries The spokesman Willard Thorp estimated that 20000000000 of the United States total war cost of more than could be attributed to the Italian campaign Since the war the United States has sent more than worth of credits into Italy to help its civilian economy he said as well as paying the Italian govern ment more than for army occupation costs which it might have demanded that Italy pay Thorp said he realized some countries could not afford to be as generous as the United States in reparations but he insisted that Italy not be a temporary trans fer point through which Ameri can assistance to Italy would merely pass to other nations We bent every effort to provid ing supplies during the war to our allies he said but we are notat all interested in paying reparations for pur exenemies The United States also asked the peace conference to demilitarise Bulgarias border facing Greece This statement was read by Jef ferson Caffery American ambas sador to Paris in the Bulgarian political and territorial commis sion The conference legal and draft ing commission virtually elimin ated Australias proposal for a world court of human rights by ruling 14 to 2 that the proposal properly belonged to the United Nations and not in the peace treaties The military commission mean while adopted unanimously article 11 of the Romanian treaty limiting that country to an army of 120000 an antiaircraft force of 5000 a navy of 15000 tons and 5000 men and an air force of 8000 men and 150 combat planes Believe Fear Epidemic Caused Stock Slump New York current slump in the stock market which has caused listed securities to shrink in value within the past week was attri buted by New York financial writers Wednesday to an epidemic of fear of reduced industrial earn ings and the gloomy outlook for labor peace The downward trend of the market continued Tuesday with a further reduction of 000 in securities Total sales Tues day climbed to 3300000 shares compared to 2830000 Monday and 1120000 a year ago The avalanche of selling pushed the market down to the lowest level in almost 19 months The gloomy international out look was discounted as a factor by the New York Times which said any reflection the interna tional situation may have on the stock market would be felt first on the London exchange Vote on Strike Des Moines of Local 89 of the Packinghouse Workers Union CIO will vote Thursday whether to go on strike at the Iowa Packing Co plant if present wage negotiations now underway in Chicago should fail CENTER OF of the wage stabilization board confer on the demand of the AFL seamens unions to reverse their decision on proposed pay boost Left to right are Earl N Cannon and A Colraan Barrett industry Chairman W Wirtz and Phil lips L Carman public members CarlJ Shipley CIO and Walter J Mason AFL alter nate labor members AP Wirephoto Hancock for Bond Issue for Hospital county voters Tuesday approved a bond issue for the erection of a memor ial hospital at Britt honoring vet erans of World Wars I and II The vote was 2853 in favor 2118 op posed Twentynine ballots were spoiled The heavy vote was cast in the west part of the county where 3590 were in favor of the proposi tion and 247 were opposed In the east part of the county where the residents are closer to hospitals at Belmond Forest City and Mason City the vote was 263 in favor of the hospital and 1871 opposed The result of the ballot shows 6453 per cent in favor of the hos pital The law requires that such an issue carry by 60 per cent of the vote The hospital has been promoted by the American Legion posts of Garner Klernme Britt Kanawha Woden Corwith and Crystal Lake It also had the support of the Farm Bureau and Hancock county doctors A model and plans for the new building are complete They were drawn by Frank Griffith of Fort Dodge 2 FARM WOMEN HURT IN CRASH 2 Mishaps Reported at Garner in 2 Hours farm women liv ing northwest of Garner were in a Mason City hospital Wednesday with injuries suffered in an auto mobile collision 6 miles northwest of Garner at p m Tuesday It was one of 2 accidents reported near here in 2 hours Mrs Howard Taylor driver of one of the cars suffered a crushed chest and possible internal in juries The other driver was Mrs Joe Krai who suffered a broken leg and bruises Both cars were badly damaged in the collision which occurred at an intersection In another accident which oc curred at p m onehalf mile west of Duncan on U S highway 18 a car driven by Irwin B Burrs of Eagle Grove collided with one driven by Harold Penning of Gar ner The Burrs car then ricocheted and hit a car driven byCbbe Winters of Clear Lake Burrs told officers he was blinded by lights of the Penning car Also in the Penning car were Mrs Frank Gahan and baby of Wesley and Mrs John Penning and baby also Jerome and Ray mond Penning of Garner Nobody was injured outside of cuts and bruises and a severe shakeup All 3 cars received con siderable damage Surprise Raids in Germany Find Large Nazi Treasure Frankfurt men of the American constabulary force swooped down on carefully select ed targets Wednesday to confis cate what may be the last rem nants of the nazi treasure trove Millions of dollars worth of jewels gold and silver were found in scores of secret hiding places This was the fabulous hoard which the nazi had tucked away just before VE day It probably was to have been used for financ ing a rebirth of national socialism and the emergence of a new fuehrer An American military govern ment spokesman said there was no way telling just how much the accumulated treasure was at least for a few days He said the hiding places were for the most part in factories jewelry stores and banks But one truckload of silverware and gold plate was buried behind a stone wall The plan for the raids was con ceived by the joint AngloAmer ican staff following information that the valuables had been con cealed The first tipoff came in an ob scure list of names and addresses compiled by the reich agency for precious metals in Berlin Military government officials kept the knowledge that they had the list from the Germans for three months and then suddenly activated the force of picked men and German constables for the raid There were 367 targets for the 24 hour operation and so far re sults have been tabulated from only 79 Disposition of the corporate or individuallyowned and unregis tered valuables will be decided by the military government but it is a foregone conclusion that the wealth will be confiscated All the valuables should have been registered with the allied military government Many of the Germans who were found at the hiding places were arrested Fragmentary tabulation of the wealth found only in a few of the hiding places disclosed about in gold and silver but the final figure is expected to be much higher than that Boy 3 Takes Wrong Bus to Join Playmates Richmond Cal h r e e yearold Wayne Glass watched wistfully as his older playmates climbed aboard a school bus Tues day and departed for school When the next bus came along he followed them The lad was taken off a trans continental Greyhound bus at Vallejo 20 miles northeast of here Name REA Speaker Des Moines Wick ard national REA administrator will address the state convention of REA cooperatives here Sept 19 British Eye Charges Against Leaders of Squatters London British gov ernment announced late Wednes day that criminal conspiracy charges were being considered against communist organizers of a fastspreading squatter invasion of vacant private and government leased dwellings A statement from the residence of Prime Minister Attlee said a report on the situation had been submitted to the director of pub lic prosecutions The cabinet was called into spe cial session Thursday to consider the squatter situation A process server in black coat and striped trousers climbed through a ground floor window of Duchess of Bedford House Wednesday and served an eviction notice on 1000 squatters barri caded within the building a luxury apartment block in Lon dons fashionable west end Stanley Henderson secretary of the squatters committee and a leader of the communistsponsored movement to commandeer unused dwellings said he had been sum moned to appear in court next Tuesday It is between us and the minis try of works he added I dont fully understand it I am now going to get legal advice It looks as if we supposed to get out by next Tuesday Doors of the apartment later were unbarred and a communist spokesman said the state of siege is now at an end The squatters had posted sen tries behind barred doors to resist eviction efforts of the labor gov ernment Court action to evict squatters also was taken at Birmingham where Sam Blackwell secretary of the Midlands district communist party said we will right the squatters case to the last ditch The 7story Duchess of Bedford House in a secluded section of genteel Kensington was vacant when the squatters moved in as a direct action move in the Brit ish housing shortage OPA Orders Increase in Flour Prices Washington prices will go up 20 cents a hundred pounds Wednesday but OPA of ficials say it will not boost the price of bread OPA officials also said the re tail price of sugar will jump cents a pound by the end of the week It will be the 2nd sugar increase granted by OPA in the last few months The flour increase resulted from a boost granted millers to cover higher costs of wheat bags and other materials Under the new price law higher production costs must be passed on to consumers The industry had asked for an increase of 26 cents per hundred pounds OPA announced Wednesday it has also authorized an 18 per cent increase in the ceiling price of window and picture glass The boost means an increase of in the cost of window glass for lowcost homes Meanwhile the possibility arose that dairy products may be put back under price control as re quested by OPA The price decon trol board will meet here next week to consider such action Its 3 members will discuss the recent advances in butter prices and recent trends in milk prices which have been investigated by the boards staff for the past 3 weeks The board decided on Aug 20 that there had been no unreason able increase in the price of dairy products It said however thai controls would be reimposed if prices rose above reasonable levels The board also plans to set up a docket to schedule hearings on the decontrol of specific items Hearings are expected to begin the middle of October ALL E Fined for Attempting Close Shaves With Car Lake CityMinn Grobe 22 was bothered about a problem and in municipal court Judge Francis Watson supplied the answer which was a fine and suspension of Grobes drivers li cense for 30 days The problem Grobe told the court he wanted to seehow close he could come to cars traveling in the opposite direction AFL Head Green Polls Council on Whether to Withdraw From WSB Washington Joseph Curran of the CIO Na tional Martime union said Wed nesday that his union will go on strike unless the higher pay sought by AFL maritime strikers is applied to the whole indus try Curran made the statement to a reporter as the ClOdominated committee for maritime unity be gan a strategy session at which the NMU chief said the current allcoast maritime strike is the No 1 topic Simultaneously the wage stab ilization board received from the AFL a demand for reversal of its Aug 23 ruling which touched off the seamens work stoppage One industry Member of WSB said the board had hopes of making an announcement on its decision at a news conference late Wednesday afternoon but this was not at all certain A high AFL official told report ers that AFL President William Green is polling the 15 members of the AFL executive council on whether to withdraw further un ion participation in the WSB as an offshoot of the maritime strike The AFL has one of the 2 labor members on the board Withdrawal of both the AFL and CIO members was advocated by the AFL seamens strike commit tee in telegrams to Green and CIO President Philip Murray in the event the board rejects the AFL wage demands During these developments there still was no official word from the white house that Presi dent Truman intended to inter vene in the strike The demand for reversal of the WSB pay ruling denying an in crease which ship operators were willing to grant was made by Walter Mason AFL alternate on the board who is substituting for Robert Watt Shortly after the closed door meeting convened Mason left the held a long tele phone conversation in a nearby office before rejoining the board session When reporters asked if he had already moved for a re versal he nodded affirmatively Curran told a reporter that a mere WSB reversal of its decision in the AFL case wont settle the strike They will have to reverse and apply it to the whole industry he said adding Our people are raising hell now to take a strike vote CIO maritime workers already are supporting the AFL strike by refusing to cross picket lines Elsewhere a CIO spokesman said he believed there was abso lutely no chance of the CIO join ing a general strike throughout all industry in case the WSB does not reverse its ruling A joint committee of AFL sea men said in New York it has asked Murray and Green to support a national 24hour work stoppage if the board fails to change its mind A CIO public relations man told a reporter that Murrays position from the start has been thatCIO unions should observe their con tracts Therefore I believe you could say there is absolutely no chance of the CIO joining a gen eral strike in this case Murray is en route from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh AFL headquarters said Green had not received any such pro posal but that the AFL might have something to say later Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Slightly warmer Thursday Iowa Fair Wedndesday night and Thursday Cooler in northeast portion Wednesday night Slight ly warmer Thursday Low Wed nesday night 43 northeast to 50 southwest High Thursday 70 ortheast to 76 southwest Minnesota Mostly clear and quite cool Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy with rising tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 72 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Wednesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 52 Mother of General Eisenhower Succumbs Abilene Kans Ida Stover Eisenhower 84 mother of Gen Dwight D Eisenhower died early Wednesday at her home Mrs Eisenhower died unex pectedly about a m after complaining of a pain in her stomach Her housekeeper and companion Mrs Trula B Robin son said Mrs Eisenhower woke up at about 3 a m and asked for a glass of water and then told Mrs Robinson to go back to bed Im all right Death was attributed to a heart attack Mrs Eisenhower who had not been ill had taken 2 automobile rides only Tuesday General Eisenhower now in Washington was expected in Abilene Thursday afternoon Crater Lake in Oregon is an extinct volcano now partly filled with water and is the largest crater known upon the about 7 miles across   

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