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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 24, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VE sr H I i r C h V j A C H I V f HE 3 KOINEtt I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lm Associated Press United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THUItSDAT OCTOBER 24 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 13 RUSSIA U S SUPPORT VETO POWER President Leaves Coal Strike Threat in Krugs Lap TRUMAN SILENT ON ULTIMATUM OF MINE CHIEF President Also Refuses to Answer Questions on Wage Control Plans Washington Tru man left the threat of another na tionwide soft coal strike squarely up to Secretary of Interior Krug Thursday Mr Truman declined to discus John L Lewis ultimatum for a reopening of the United Mine Workers contract at his new conference The president likewise declinec to comment on questions as to his plans on continued wage controls telling reporters to read his speech of Oct 14 lifting price ceilings from meat Meanwhile Secretary of Interi or J A Krug expressed doubt tha the miners will quit their jobs on November John L Lewis has a confer ence on neiv wage demands begins in Washington on that date In emphatic terms Lewis has set a November 1 deadline for re opening negotiations declaring that otherwise the governments contract with his United Mine Workers union will be void By tradition that would mean a strike since the miners follow a no contract no work policy I dont see how I can be there November 1 Krug toldnewsmen Wednesday night in Bouler City Nev But I dont think they wil walk out After all the time anc of the meeting have been set Krug did not specify either the time or place of the major points in pre sumably referred only to the facl that he has offered to meet Lewis either at Tule Lake Cal on No vember 1 or in Washington after November 6 when his western in spection tour is due to end While Lewis himself remained silent William Blizzard president of the United Mine Workers Dis trict 17 assailed what he termed the governments onesided inter pretation of the existing contract as a plot by upscrupulous mem bers of the democratic party to destroy our union The miners should vote like they strike Blizzard told are porter at Charleston W Va The governments entire effort the democratic senator and congressmen from West Virginia as well as the CIO political action committee are all tied up in it has been aimed at rendering our contract ineffective after making it with us Simultaneously the National Coal for the first time on the new crisis brewing in their the strike threat constitutes a challenge to the governments au thority It will be interesting to see what steps the government takes to protect the people from a coal shortage now that the government occupies the place of mine man ager the association declared in a statement The association said the govern ment sought the role it is now playing by seizing the nations strikeparalyzed soft coal mines last May 22 and by giving Lewis United Mine workers union a con tract involving a number of un sound principles as viewed by the mine owners This is another lesson inap peasement the statement said Coal stocks Thursday were much the same as when Lewis miners struck for 59 days 6 months over a months supply A new detergent has been syn thesized for use in automatic home laundry machines The soap is sudsless and noncurij forming 2 DAYS LEFT to register for voting at the General Election Nov 5 YOU MUST REGISTER 1 If you have not voted in the last 4 years 2 If you have changed your address 3 If you have changed your name 4 If you have reached voting age 5 If you have been granted citizenship AP Wircpholo IOWA STEER BRINGS Hoffman Ida Grove exhibits his T 0 Pride Hereford calf as it was auctioned off at the American Royal Livestock and Horse show at Kansas City Wednesday night jf Kansas City 15 year old farm boy from Ida Grove Iowa said goodbye to his grand cham pion Hereford steer Thursday and pocketed almost with unbelief a check for price broughfby the animal at auction ataworld record price of a pound Jack Hoffman 4H club mem ber whose T O Pride was named 1946 grand champion steer of the American Royal Livestock show was still bewildered Thurs day by the bidding Wednesday night E W Williams of the Wil iams Meat company paid the rec ord price American Royal offi cials said the previous world rec ord price was a pound The tall farm youngster and Karl Hoffman his father were in the main arena as the price began to climb with some 100 bidders at the opening I thought a pound would be good the youth said I figured it might go or Even in hoping I never had thought of more than a pound But the bidding opened at a pound And there was a big grin on Jacks face as he led his 1250 pound fortune in beef around the ring The crowd of 7000 at the night horse show stirred with ex citement at the drama in the spot lighted arena When it was over Jack could scarcely believe it When the auc tioneer called to him Jack do you think you can afford to sell for a pound The boys Answer was a grin Mixed with the grin later was his question Wonder how much Uncle Sam will takeinincometaxes The local office of the collector or internal revenuewent to its comptometers and came up with a figure of assuming the boy had no other income and disregarding certain deductables As for T O Pride himself he will go on exhibition until Christ mas Then Williams plans to pre sent a pound steaks to his friends and customers as Christ as gifts Williams said he had been determined to have the steer at any price FORD IS FORCED TO SHUT DOWN Steel Shortage Cause for Work Stoppage Detroit Ford Motor company said Thursday it would e forced to shut down virtually all operations Friday because of he steel shortage The 80000 vorkers affected will return to heirjobs Monday A similar shutdown occurred hroughout the Ford network 2 veeks ago M L Bricker vice president and director of manufacturing aid the action from a critical shortage of steel aggra vated by the recent unauthorized trike in the companys open learth department The recent 10day strike in our open hearth cost us enough teel to build about 14000 cars le said As a result of this strike vage losses to our employes dur ng the next few months will mount to 52618000 resident Commends deportation Stay for 18 Estonian Refugees Washington he action of Attorney General iark in staying the deportation if 18 Estonian refugees President ruman expressed the hope Thurs day that immigration laws can be imended for the benefit of such persons Clarks action in the case of the Estonians who sailed from Swed en to Miami Fla in a small fish ng sloop was announced just be ore a white house news confer ence The group lacking immigra ion visas had been ordered to eave this country Thursday Mr Truman told newsmen he ras not looking into the groups ituation officially but that he felt orry for them He expressed hope that immi ration laws can be amended so hat political refugees may be pro ided for in proper cases He em hasized that legislation will be equired General Eisenhower Eyes Bradley as His Successor But Veterans Director Pours ColdWater on Reports of Resignation Washington Dwight D Eisenhower indicated Thurs day he expectsGeneral Omar Bradley veterans administrator to be his successor as war depart ment chief ofstaff He added however that he does not know when that may be I dont know when he can be spared from his present job Eisenhower told reporters He was put there by the president and while I understand there was a definite limitation on his service when he can be I dont know spared Bradley himself recently poured cold water on reports that he might leave hispresent post soon indicating that his assignment was for a year and a half to 2 years Eisenhowers comment was prompted he said by many in quiries as to when am I going to get out He gave no hint of his own plans in the event he should leave the post to which he came more than a year ago after the European victory Eisenhower called Bradley his principal American lieutenant in Europe as 12th army group com mander one of the greatest sol diers the army has ever produced Both Sides in Strike of TWA Airline Pilots Accept U S Mediation Washington govern ment stepped into the 3dayold strike of 1400 Trans World airline pilots Thursday with both sides accepting a federal mediation of fer after 15000 additional com pany employes were thrown out of work Frank Douglass chairman of the national mediation board called opposing leaders in the dispute to his office for a conference Last year the trolley coach street car and gas bus companies of America spent more than 000000 for electric power gaso line diesel oil coal and lubricants Rough All Over Omaha Nehr dog evicted from his kennel at the rear of a downtown building by a man who left home after a family quarrel howled loud and long came in response to com plaints and found the man asleep in the doghouse I whistled the dog came out and I moved in the intruder told the officers Police put the dog back in the kennel and took the man to jail for a nights lodging House Committee Finds No Atomic Bomb Spies Washington far as the house unAmerican activities com mittee can learn there are no atomic bomb spies in this country The committee said last spring that it had uncovered evidence of a foreign spy ring operating be tween New York and the Oak Ridge Tenn atomic bomb plant Chairman John S Wood D Ga said Wednesday however that the group had found no trace of such espionage after a long investiga tion Wood added that scientists at the Oak Ridge laboratories told him the scientific basis for the bomb was EXPECT AX TO FALL ON OP A IN NEXT CONGRESS Only Sugar Rice and Syrups Remain Under Agency Food Control Washington may kill OPA in January some high administration officials predictec Thursday But they added that by then only a slim list of very scarce bad ly needed items in addition to reni will remain under ceilings As if to emphasize this forecast OPA snatched its price tags from cosmetics and a long list of non food products Thursday in a quick followup to Wednesday midnights sweeping food and beverage de control Together the 2 actions swepl overboard another big segment of wage control because the govern ment applies its pay curbs only when higher price ceilings are in volved Statisticians said that in the case of food and restaurant indus tries alone some 1500000 workers were cut loose from wage con trol On the food list only sugar syrups and rice remain under OPA Frankly acknowledging that there is widespread belief in the government that congress will come back primed to knock out OPA quickly and finally one ranking official said privately the policy between now and years end will be to get rid of ceilings rapidly but in orderlysequence This official said the view is that it would be to President Tru mans political advantage to trim the controlled list to the bone then let congress take the responsibility if it wants to go the rest of the way Housewives and their husbands meanwhile watched retail costs at groceries restaurants and liquor stores as OPA officials predicted the cost of living and drinking would certainly so up at least temporarily as a result of the bread to beer retreat from ceil ings One OPA food authority said increases can be expected in bread and baked goods jams jellies and dry beans canned fish jananas and most whisky Trade sources generally ex pected some temporary price rises rat said there should be a gradual return to the old price system of supply and demand Liquor industry spokesmen pre dicted that some aged bourbon scotch and other whisky may ap pear again but at somewhat high er prices They said OPA ceilings had tended to keep them from markets A New York bakery leader an ticipated little change in consum er prices of bread and baked goods saying he expected flour rices to remain about the same 3ut a Chicago miller spokesman forecast a jump of 25 to 60 cents a hundred pounds on flour Besides cosmetics with soap excluded Thursdays new decon rol list ranged from hot water jottles and other drug sundries to assorted lumber and paper items The lumber items are the few needed neither in home building nor for pulp paper gs Widow Plans to Wed Sales Manager Los Angeles JP Marjorie Bong widow of the American ace Maj Richard I Bong plans to wed James H Baird a woolen im porting firm sales manager She said the ceremony would ake place next Wednesday at iollywood Lutheran church Now Worth 69 Cents Compared to 41 Prices Washington dollar today will get you what 69 cents bought in 1941 And if prices continue upward its purchasing power will drop still further according to the labor departments bureau of labor statistics BLS said the purchasing value of the dollar dropped to 76 cents between January 1941 and June 1946 By Sept 15 it was down another 7 cents One BLS official said it probably will keep going down for a while especially in view of the OPA decontrol order removing price ceilings from all but 3 per cent of foods Foods make up 443 per cent of the price index BLS uses in measuring the dollars purchasing power BLS said there has been a big increase since the end of the war in the number of union contracts whose wage clauses can be re opened in event of livingcost increases The number of such con tracts was 5 per cent in 1939 40 per cent in 1042 and 70 per cent now Ar Wlrepholo ROUTED FROM BEDS BY residents of apartments talk things over after they were forced to flee many in their pajamas when fire gutted a Muscatine mar ket and damaged several buildings Thursday morning EarlyJMormng Blaze Routs Sleepy Apartment Tenants Half Block of Business Buildings Damaged by Smoke at Muscatine Muscatine of intense heat and smoke badly damaged the Manjoine apartments and a half block of business buildings here early Thursday morning The flames broke out at a m in the Trout Superette market and within a few minutes the en ire interior of the store was a ilaze The fire was first noticed by officers Cecil and Ted Berry who were patrolling that district in the police scout car and they turned in the alarm A few minutes later Lysle Mil iett occupant of an apartment on he second floor was awakened jy the smoke and also turned in an alarm Families in the apartment were routed into the street many in heir night clothes Firemen police and other in dividuals helped residents down the stairs while firemen also used he aerial ladder on one of the rucks to bring persons out of up stairs windows The fire which burned for 2 lours was believed to have started from a refrigerator in the Trout market but this could not be ver fied Thursday morning The entire interior of the market was gutted by the flames while he apartments of Virgil Knapp and Danny Crow on the 2nd floor sustained fire damage All other apartments and business places on the half block suffered consider able damage from smoke and op erators of the places locked their doors Thursday morning to clean up Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Thursday night Friday fair and cool becoming warmer in the afternoon owa Clearing and cooler Thurs day night Friday fair and rather cool becoming warmer in after noon Low Thursday night 38 northwest to 45 southeast High Friday 62 Minnesota Fair and rather cool Thursday night becoming part ly cloudy and warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Thursday 50 Precipitation 134 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 36 HOFER RECEIVES NOOSE SENTENCE Convicted of Murder in Attempted Escape Anamosa Hofer 35 of Indianapolis Ind convicted Oct 2 on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of a guard fatally injured when Hofer and another inmate escaped from the mens state re formatory last June was sent enced Thursday to die by hanging Dec 10 1947 The sentence was pronounced by District Court Judge Floyd Philbrick Hofer and Charles Larson 21 of Fort Dodge were accused of fatally beating Guard John Hinz 49 with a claw hammer when they escaped June 12 The escap ees were captured 2 days later and both charged with 1st degree murder Larsons trial will be next month Hofer was serving a 25year term for robbery with aggrava tion and Larson a 5year sentence for larceny Hofer will be confined in the mens state penitentiary at Fort Madison Security Regulations at UN Headquarters Tough on Delegates Flushing N T Nations workers complained Thursday that security regulations at UN headquarters were a little too secure An official courier carrying of ficial translations of Assembly President Paul Henri Spaaks speech was held up by guards Wednesday and proceedings were delayed 20 minutes pending his arrival He finally was permitted to leave his car at the gate and walk 1 mile to the assembly hall Andrei Y Vishinsky Soviet delegate was refused entrance to the delegates lounge until a mem ber of the secretariat identified him Jo Davidson the sculptor in vited guest of SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie was refused entrance by a U S marine sentry David son made the rounds of the gates but finally gave up and left His pass had been sent to the wrong gate Peach Landing OK Boise Idaho Orr aged 3 leaned out a window too far and fell 17 every thing is peachy She plopped into a basket of peaches and escaped with a cut on the cheek and a black eye SMALL NATIONS DEMAND ENDING OF BIG 5 RIGHT Report American Group Planning to Work for Limited Use of Veto New York United States lined up with Russia Thurs day in opposition to small nation demands for abandoning the Big Five veto in the United Nations security council However the American delega tion to the U N assembly meet ing which President Truman opened here Wednesday is re ported planning to work for a more limited use of the veto than Russia favors and this may bring a SovietAmerican clash Mr Truman disclosed the main lines of American policy on the veto issue in his speech In it he also pledged that the United States to the full limit of its strength would continue to work for a just and lasting peace and urged that the United Nations get on with the tasks of controlling atomic energy suppressing mass destruc tion weapons and otherwise creat ing the conditions of peace The veto issue appeared certain to kick up a prolonged argument in the assemblys general debate beginning Thursday after U N Secretary General Trygve Lie re ports to the 51nation body on the progress of the peace organization to date Cuba Australia and the Philip pines all have come out for end ing the voting system by which any oneof the BigFive America Russia France Britain and action in the security council Without referring specifically to their proposals Mr Truman up held in his assembly address the rule of unanimous accord among the Big Five but said that it im poses on them a special obliga tion to agree on major issues rather than to block agreement Senator Connally a member of the American delega tion told newsmen the United States would continue to favor a discriminate use of the veto power but would oppose its use in inconsequential matters Rus sia is known to oppose any change in the voting system also and has indicated a desire that it be broadened where possible rather than curtailed In his speech which urged the international assembly to get on with the business of organizing peace as rapidly as possible Mr Truman told the delegates that the United States will support the United Nations with all the sources that we possess He urged that the delegates re ject talk of war but warned that to permit the United Nations to be broken into irreconcilable parts by different political philosophies would bring disaster to the world He did not specifically mention the existing tensions be tween the United States and Rus sia Some American diplomatic au thorities said the chief immedi ate effect of his address which made clear that he supports the foreign operations of Secretary of State Byrnes should be to re move any doubts left in the minds of foreign diplomats as a result of the criticisms of Byrnes policies voiced by Former Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace The comments of foreign dele jates ranged from very interest ing to Russian Foreign Minister Molotoys statement to Mr Tru man himself that it was a great speech Molotov met the presi dent as he left the UN assembly building on the former New York world fair grounds He shook hands warmly with Mr Truman and members of his party The 2 had not met since Molotov passed through Washing ton in the spring of 1945 on his way to the San Francisco U N conference shortly after Mr Tru man went into the white house An interpreter told the president Mr Molotov wants to congratu late you heartily on that speech He thought it was a great speech I thank you most heartily the president replied From the assembly meeting the president went to the Waldorf Astoria hotel where for 2 hours he received delegates Then he took a special train back to Wash ington American officials said that his address while detailing the needs for early United Nations action on many issues had laid down no new points of American foreign had omitted one piece of information in which there is much interest here What is the XTnitcd States going to do about placing under U N trusteeship the Pacific Islands captured from Ja pan   

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