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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tCPAflTMENT if MUrSftV utiKct i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press ind United Press Full Leased Wlrej live Cents COByl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 1946 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 20 JEWS STAGE STRIKE IN PALESTINE Price Controls Lifted From Nearly 100 More Items 10000PERSONS ARE TAKEN OFF PAYROLLOFOPA 1642 Price Control BoardsAre Ordered to Close Up Monday Washington controls were lifted from nearly 100 more items Friday as OPA took on the appearance ol a skeleton left over from Halloween The new list included paper and wood matches milking machines and other dairy equipment some lighting fixtures a few lumber items and a long line of industrial products It was issued as the price agency took sweeping action toward de controlling itself along with the national economy Notice was served on approximately 10000 OPA field one third of the remaining their jobs will fold up in 30 days Even more immediately OPA ordered its last local price boards 1642 of them locked up for good on Monday Fridays decontrol announce ment said the latest list of articles was freed because their supply is in approximately balance with demand or because they are un important in business or living costs Farm dairy machinery freed from controls included churns ice refrigerated milk coolers and cream and milk separators Other machinery items released included certain gasoline and die sel engines ava some pumps The lighting equipment on the list included incandescent fixtures for industrial and commercial use except fluorescent fixtwes Among lumber items decon trolled were red wood lumber used for cigar boxes walnut lum ber and walnut gunstocfc blanks Metal products on the list were fluid milk shipping containers and reinforcing for use in con crete School and passenger bus bodies and partsalso went on the free list Agency officials said the twin moves will save in sal aries rentals and other expenses that otherwise would have run on until OPA itself died by law next June 30 OPA Chief Paul Porter in an nouncing the retrenchment pro gram on the heels of scores of de control actions declared that the government is handing most of the price control job back to American citizens The bureau of labor statistics reported meanwhile that whole sale food prices dropped an aver age of 32 ner cent in the week ended last Saturday compared with the previous because of buyer resistance to high prices of meat butter and lard the bureau said However the food index was still 498 per cent higher than on June 30 when OPA controls were temporarily suspended and 603 per cent above the corresponding week last year Porter had planned to announce the closing of local boards and dismissal of their paid clerks at noon Friday but leaks in the field forced the announcementlate Thursday At the wartime peak of 1945 there were 5661 localprice and ration boards with 125000 mem bers and 110000 additional volun teer workers With the 10000 reduction in per sonnel OPAs staff will drop to about 24000 persons with many of these slated for dismissal as de control continues Latest additions to the decontrol list are a number of textile items classed as notions including col lars cuffs and neckbands for mens shirts trousers and coat pockets button hole bandingand button hole tabs knitted cuffs waistbands and collars These were added after OPA Thursday night took ceiling tags off hats millinery handbags neckties and about 3 dozen other clothing and apparel items in cluding football baseball and oth er sports uniforms The agency said these items account for about 10 per cent of the nations clothing bill Also freed were household scouring and cleansing powders if they contain less than 5 per cent a group of steel prod ucts silver radio tubes and parts and numerous industrial products Submit Bids on Hemp Mills in North Iowa Chicago war assets ad ministration announced Thursday it had received bids for 3 of 8 wartime hemp mill properties in Iowa Two bids were received for the Algona Iowa plant one from Jo seph Weidcnhoff Inc Chicago which offered to lease the build ing and 15 of the 64 acres for es tablishment of an automotive test ing and tuneup branch for 5 years at annually with an option to buy at during the lease term Ray V Bailey Clarion Iowa offered for all land and buildings at Algona or for all property including machinery Bailey also bid on the plant at Humboldt Iowa in the event the Algona bid was rejected offering for the property without machinery or with machin ery A nominal bid for the Humboldt plant was submitted by the Hum boldt public school district which stated that the property would be used for consolidation of several rural schools The Meader Brothers Box Co of Manchester Ohio offered 000 for 10 acres buildings and certain equipment of the plant at Grundy Center Iowa The WAA announced it Had re ceived a telegram from W C Hil burn superintendent of Iowa Falls Iowa schools saying that he would submit a bid for the Iowa Fallsmill by mail The administration announced it was possible that the Iowa plants at Rocfcfordi Traer Hamp ton and Britt would be readver tised and reoffered in the future Five of New Mexicos Indian Pueblos speak the Keres language They are Cochiti Santo Domingo Felipe Santa Ana and Zia i Predict Break With Franco in UN Group lake Success N T by the United Nations resulting in a possible concerted break in dip lomatic relations with Franco Spain was predicted Friday by many U N delegates The type of action to be taken remained undecided but it was apparent from the general debate in the United Nations assembly that the new international organi zation can no longer ignore the issue Andrei Y Vishinsky soviet vice foreign minister expressed the sentiments of many delegations when he declared that it is now time for action not words on the accursed Spanish question The way for assembly action was expected to be paved Monday when the U N security council meets to take up the Franco case again At that time the council will decide whether to drop the Spanish issue from its agenda in order to permit assembly discus sion and action Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and some what warmer Friday night Sat urday partly cloudy and warm Iowa Cloudy and somewhat warmer Friday night with rain south and east portion Saturday partly cloudy and warmer Low Friday night 40 northwest to 50 southeast High Saturday 6570 Iowas 5day Outlook The mean temperature will average 35 degrees above normal State normal 43 degrees Rather cool Saturday and Sunday Warmer Monday and probably turning considerably colder Tuesday or Wednesday Precipitation will average from near i inch north ern Iowa to 1 inch southern Iowa occuring as rain Sunday and showers on Tuesday Minnesota partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with occa sional rain extreme southeast portion Friday night Warmer north and west portions Friday night and south and east por tions Saturday Strong south westerly winds Saturday scat tered showers and much colder Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 59 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Friday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 38 US WONT PAY HALF OF COST IN UNS BUDGET Vanderberg Says We Are Willing to Pay 25 Per Cent of Expense Lake Success N Y tor Arthur H Vandenberg R Mich Friday sharply attacked the proposed United Nations budget ary plans with the flat assertion that the United States was not ready to pay 50 per cent of the administrative costs as suggested Vandenberg a United States delegate to the IT N leveled his broadside at the whole financial setup as the general assembly split up into Sination committees to begin the task of debating more than 50 items on a crowded agenda Coupling his stand with a strong appeal for economy Vandenberg told the financial committeethat the United States felt that the ca pacitytopay yardstick advanced by the U N as a sole basis for assessments to be inadequate and unreliable The United States is unable to accept the flattering concept that its economic system is so good that it gives 5 per cent of the people of the world control of 50 per cent of the earning capacity of the world he said If our economic system is that good we might sug gest that the other United Na tions adopt it Vandenberg said that his gov ernment was ready to pay 25 per cent which he wanted established as a permanent ceiling on the total to be assessed against any one government However the senator said his government was ready to urge congress to approve 33 per cent for 1947 on a strictly tempor ary basis Meanwhile the United States delegation was reported consider ing its approach to the question of the big power veto in assembly committee While no definite de cision was made on the exact stand to be taken it was previous ly understood that the United States opposed any charter amend ment but instead hoped to get pri vate agreements among the major powers to limit use of the special voting right The United States delegation also was preparing an amendment on broad lines to a system of in ternational inspections and safe guards which would supplement the soviet arms proposals The temporary end of the form al assembly in re cess for at least a Russia and the United States com peting for leadership in the dis armament undertaking American officials described the United States proposals for safeguarding arms control by an international inspection system as a revolutionary idea that if adopted would result not only in a constant watch over atomic re sources of all nations but also put an end to secret weapons of all kinds While the Soviet Union which took the initiative in demanding an arms cut has consistently op posed inspection proposals as ap plied to atomic energy alone there was some hope evident among the diplomats gathered here that a formula might be worked out which would be ac ceptable to both America and Rus sia and result in concrete propos als for bringing all types of arm aments under strict control As the arms cut program de mands for action against Franco Spain the veto question and more than 50 other issues moved into a new phase of assembly work pass ing from general debate to con sideration by committees there were these other developments at hand or in prospect 1 The United States delegation expected to receive soon instruc tions from Washington on the American governments policies for putting mandated Pacific is lands captured from Japan under UN trusteeship The war and navy departments had favored keeping some stra tegic islands such as Okinawa under the American flag The state department had wanted to subject ajl of them at least nom inally to the United Nations 2 The British delegation was waiting the arrival of Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin enroute here by ship for the foreign min isters conference opening Monday to determine its exact policy on a variety of problems AP Wirephoto TRAIN COLLIDES WITH GAS lick at the tire of the gasoline transport truck at Martensdale Thursday night after a collision with a freight train Photo at pour water on a burning caboose set afire in the collision Two trainmen were killed and 3 other per sons were burned Blue Miles in Windup of Vote Tour By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov Robert D Blue was ing southern Iowa counties Friday as he swung into his last weekend of campaigning for reelection next Tuesday After a noon luncheon in Bloom field the governor was to visit towns in Davis county before ar riving in Centervillc for a dinner meeting He plans to return to DCS Moines Friday night and attend the IowaIllinois homecoming cel ebration and football game at Iowa City Saturday Blue told constituents there is no danger of isms as long as we have an economy of plenty That is why he said the Washington government is a threat to our system they believe in an economy of scarcity which breeds discontent unrest and to talitarianism Meanwhile his democratic op ponent Frank Miles speaking at Dubuaue where the Canfield ho tel burned last June 9 declared the hotel fire and other conflagra tions throughout the state showed the need for revision of anti quated Iowa state fire laws If I am elected governor he added I will be in favor of con solidating all responsibility for enforcement of fire laws and in spections under the state fire mar shals office Criticizing the attorney gener als office for what he termed failure to give an opinion when subpoenaed at the inquest Miles declared the republican admin istration needs a good house clean ing DECKER UNION IN STRIKE VOTE Balloting Taking Place in All Union Centers A strike vote called for by the national headquarters several weeks ago for the entire industry was being conducted Friday among members of the packing house workers union No 38 of the C I O employed at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant in Mason City The voting here is following the general pattern for the packing house industry where the C I 0 union operates Art Costello pres ident of the local union stated The union is asking that wages for common labor be raised from 86 cents to a dollar that labor be guaranteed an annual wage that a bonus be paid in event of higher living costs and that a social se curity fund be provided for surgi cal medical and hospital benefits with payments for disability and to survivors in event of death The polls opened at 8 Friday morning at the union headquarters 1415 North Federal and will close at 10 a m Discovery of gold on Bonanza creek by George Carmack on Aug 16 1890 started the famous Klon dike gold rush over Chilcoot and White passes in 1897 Martensdale engineer of a Chicago Great Western freight train which crashed into a stalled gasoline transport here Thursday night died of burns Friday in a Des Moines hospital raising to 2 the fatalities caused when an ex plosion sent flaming gasoline cas cading over the locomotive Two other trainmen and the transport driver were hospitalized with burns The engineer was Frank Bur cham 56 St Joseph Mo Paul Detosky about 50 St Joseph the fireman died in his flaming locomotive The injured were Linus Luke 25 Conception Junction Mo and John Williams 48 St Joseph both brakemen and George Jones 53 Centerville Iowa driver of the transport for a Des Moines firm who had left his stalled truck and was attempting to flag the train The whole train appeared to be afire as gasoline ran along the railroad rightofway near the Martensdale station but the Vin terset fire department had the blaze under control in about an hour Several cars of the Chicago bound freight were partially burned Witnesses reported the blaze could be seen 40 miles away Hospital attendants said the in jured men were in fair condi tion Friday Suffers Gun Wounds in Halloween Escapade Glenwood Baker 15 year old Glenwood high school sophomore was under treatment in a Council Bluffs hospital Fri day for what were described as serious gun shot wounds suffered in a Halloween escapade Thurs day night Night Marshal D E Van Pelt said an elderly Glenwood man is held without charge for investiga tion in connection with the youths shooting The night marshal said the man had gone into ah outbuilding with a gun and iron pipe to pro tect the structure from Halloween pranksters During the escapade a shot hit the Baker boy in the chest Find Strange Noise Is Halloween Spirits Portland Ore It was nothing but Halloween spirits said police who were called to a residence to investigate a strange noise They said a cider jug had blown up Duke of Windsor Talks to Attlee But No Job London IP The Duke of Windsor conferred Friday with Prime Minister didnt get a job An authoritative government source said after the conference that there was no suitable appoint ment for the Duke The former king entered No 10 Downing street by a rear en trance and left the same way after talking with Attlee nearly an hour Steamship officials said they understood Windsor and his Duchess would sail for New York Nov 6 2 lowans Seriously Hurt in Collision Trenton Mo Roy Hemmer of Webster City Iowa and Miss Minnie L Stour Blairs burg Iowa were critically injured Thursday in a cartruck collision on highway 65 north of Farmers ville Mo The women who were in the car suffered cuts bruises and in ternal injuries TWA Peace Looms Coal Talk Begins By UNITED PRESS Prospects for settlement of the air line strike appeared brighter Friday while John L Lewis be gan crucial negotiations with the government which may set labors wage pattern for the coming year In a 3rd major labor dispute the striking CIO United Automo bile Workers union at West Allis Wis sought desperately to stem a backtowork movement which threatens to break the 185day strike against AllisChalmers Mfg Co Other labor developments 1 A strike at the sprawling Chi cago stockyards was averted short ly before the midnight deadline Thursday night by union accept ance of a 10cent hourly wage in crease 2 A strike of employes at 18 leading hotels in the nations cap ital was settled with a new con tract granting a weekly mini mum wage 3 Both striking unions and em ployers made peace overtures in the monthold west coast shipping tieup but there was no concrete sigh of settlement In the air line walkout Chair man Frank Douglass of the nation al mediation board said he was hopefui of an early agreement He has proposed that Transcon tinental Western Air Inc and the striking AFL association oi Air Line Pilots submit their wage dispute to arbitration Union of ficials denied that they had ruled out arbitration but said the com pany must submit an otfsr first Meanwhile Lewis began nego tiations with the federal coal ad ministration He reportedly was seeking shorter hours and a com pensating wage increase for his AFL United Mine Workers Under government operation of the mines the present work week is 54 hours A pay raise for the min ers would force the governmenl to revise or dissolve wage stabili zation In the AllisChalmers strike police reported that spectators have contributed to the picket line violence at the strikebound farm equipment plant The union in a difficult bargaining position because of a backtowork move ment after 185 days on strike en listed support of other unions in mass picketing A strike by 450 members of the CIO United Packinghouse Work ers at the worlds largest stock yards was averted in Chicago at the last minute by acceptance of a new contract which may be re opened for wage negotiations next April A strike would have af fected 25000 workes indirectly Five thousand Washington hotel employes went back to work with settlement of their 3week walk out The new contract provides pay raises of 3 to 7i cents an hour and other benefits In the west coast shipping strike the CIO longshoremen of fered to dispense with their de mand for a separate contract cov ering coastwise lumber schooners principle issue blocking settle ment As a condition for renewed negotiations waterfront employers demanded that the longshoremen withdraw their damage suit for back wages Negotiations were resumed be tween the CIO newspaper guild and the Hearst management of the strikebound Los Angeles Evening HeraldExpress MAN IS KILLED WHILE BLASTING Emil Iverson Dies in Accident Near Joice Iverson about GO Kiester Minn died Thursdaj afternoon from injuries suffered while blasting out rocks on a farm about 7 miles west of here Iverson a former resident ol Joice for about 11 years plannec to move back to the Joice neigh borhood this week with his wife While blasting a rock hit him on the head and he died before he could be taken to a hospital Surviving are his widow son Elmo of Kiester Minn brother Dr L A Iverson Joice and 5 sisters Mrs Carey Gaskill of Fer tile and Mrs Annie Nelson ol Clear Lake New violence erupted in Aviv where 2 office clerks were attacked and overpowered by 3 armed masked men who fled with satchels containing nearly 512000 BRITISH CLAMP RESTRICTION ON CITY OF HAIFA 1200 Jewish Refugees Taken Off Immigrant Ship for Deportation Jerusalem security restrictions were clamped on all Haifa Friday as 1200 Jewish refu ees were transferred from a dan jerously listing immigrant ship to 2 British vessels far deportation to Cyprus Two thousand Jews leaving a Haifa mass meeting which pro tested further deportations marched on British street barri cades toward signs in Hebrew and English reading Disperse or We Fire They dispersed after singing nationalist songs Meanwhile the Palestine Arab army Futuwah was summoned for a parade and mass meeting in Nablus 33 miles north of Jera salem and some Arabs pictured this as a show of strength Haifas 60000 Jews were idle from to 11 a m in a general protest strike They held a mass meeting on Hadar Harcarmel as the immigrant ship apparently lashed to 2 minesweepers ap peared in the harbor The British army meanwhile counted a 3day toll of 5 soldiers lives Two were killed Thursday night and 2 others were wounded critically near the allJewish city of Tel Aviv when their truck hit a road mine The inner Zionist council and the Jewish national council joined in denouncing methods of under ground Jewish extremists One of the underground groups Irgun Zvai Leumi broadcast a declara tion that it was prepared to fight both the British and aiiy Jewish organization which iUeirpted to interfere with it OH Haifa the immigrant ves sel identified as the San Dimf trio but called in the Hebrew the Latrun after the Palestine deten tion carnp listed so badly part of her keel paint could be seen All the port area was under a rigid curfew and the security reg ulations were so strict that even customs health and immigration officials were barred from their offices The San Dimitrio was boarded in Haifa harbor at 8 a m by a naval party which reported no resistance The ship was listing almost 45 degrees when she was maneu vered to the docks She had been lashed to two minesweepers and towed to Haifa where tugs docked her while the refugees sang an them and shouted at soldiers on the dock Most of the immigrants were obviously exhausted Eigh teen were on stretchers and were taken to Haifa hospitals On Hadar Hacarmel speakers told the mass meeting that Pal estine will never be quiet while our ships and our brethern are deported They mentioned the fact that Saturday is the anniver sary of the 1917 Balfour declara tion which Arabs will protest with their traditional ailday gen eral strike The San Dimitrio described as listing heavily was said to be a craft of about 700 tons approxi mately the size of previous refu gee ships which have been regard ed as overcrowded when carrying 600 to 800 passengers Reliable reports here said two members of the refugee ships crew leaped overboard off the Lebanese coast and had been picked up by a British warship They were said to have informed the British that the Jewish pas sengers overpowered the ships crew hoisted a blue and white Zionist flag and set a course for the Palestine coast Depth charges were exploded in the harbor at intervals during the night to forestall any possi ble attempt to sabotage the British troopship Ocean Vigor which has been used in the past to carry refugees to Cyprus with explo sives carried by socalled frog men The Empire HaywooH was dam aged in Haifa Bay shortly after the British deportation policy was instituted by swimming saboteurs using limpet bombs The Ocean Vigor was lying just outside the harbor equipped with barbed wire cages on deck A general strike of all Palestine Jews was proclaimed for Sunday to protest the new deportations The announcement came as police prepared security measures for Saturdays scheduled Arab strike marking the anniversary of the Balfour declaration which said Britain regarded with favor the establishment of a Jewish na tional home in the Holy Land All Jewish factories shops and offices will be closed from noon to 6 p m Sunday while mass meetings and clemonstrations are held in all Jewish towns villages settlements
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