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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP IEMKTMENT flF HlttdRY IA NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIQ Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 21 BATTLE FOR CONGRESS IN WINDUP WILDCAT SOF COAL STRIKES PINCH OUTPU Conference Kept Uncle Cloak of Secrecy as Negotiations Adjourn Washington UR Wilde a strikes pinched soft coal produc tion Saturday as government ol ficials kept a cloak of secrec around the status of their contrac negotiations with John L Lewi United Mine Workers Reports received by the soli fuels administration showed ap proximately 5700 miners ha struck Friday because of misun derstandings over the status o their present contract SFA announcedL that soft coa production tookanother drop las week Production this yea through last Saturday is now per cent below the comparabl period in 1945 Anthracite produc tion however is almost 9 per cen higher With the negotiations in reces until Monday there still was n official admission that the gov ernment had to reopen th contract which has been in effec since the bituminous mines wer seized last May Evidence however tended tc confirm earlier reports that th administration was willing to re open the contract Lewis had saie the agreement would be void if the government refused When invited to Fridays meet ing with federal mine administra tion officials Lewis notified Secre tary of Interior J A Krug that h took the invitation to mean th government was willing to reopen Apparently neither Krug no other officials told the union any thing to cause Lewis to change hi Lewis hadtoldKrug that thi contract would remain in foro during contract negotiations The strikes Friday were attributed to unrest over the status of the agree ment i The SFA reports showed 4 mines closed in Tennessee Ken tucky and West Virginia for tha reason However the agency ex pected the men to be back at work Monday Neither Lewis nor Krug at tended Fridays sessions Krug has been on a western tour which was scheduled to end at Los Angeles next Wednesday Lewis presum ably did not attend because Krug was absent It was doubted there would be any significant develop ments before both joined the con ferences None of the conferees would disclose what was discussed or explain the reason for the policy of secrecy GOVERNMENT IN MILWAUKEE RIFT Schwellenbach Calls AllisChalmers Parley Milwaukee Wis gov ernment sought Saturday to settle the 186 day strike against Allis Chalmers Manufacturing company while the company and the CIO United Automobile Workers ma neuvered for a favorable position at the conference table Both the company and the union were reported eager to end the bitter dispute which erupted this week into 4 days of picket line violence at the sprawling farm equipment plant in suburban West Allis Wis The company said it was consid ering Secretary of Labor Lewis B Schwellenbachs proposal for re sumption of negotiations in Wash ington However Company Presi dent Walter Geist said the firm would prefer to negotiate in Chi cago County Auditors Must Stay on Job Until All Votes Are Counted Des Moines IP Secretary of State Wayne M Ropes Saturday reminded county auditors that it is their duty under state law to re main on the job the night of the general election Nov 5 until all votes have been counted Ropes cited a section of the law which also provides that one of the judges in each polling place shall report to his county auditor Immediately upon completion of the canvass AP WIrcphoto HEADS IRATE Robert K Russell 35 heads an 11 man committee of Protestant ministers who have offered to halt a crime wave in Steubenville Qhio if made special policemen Steubenville Ohio aw officials and the mayor of this wideopen steel town were silent Saturday on the Protestant council f churches threat to clean up he city if police will give us the guns Mayor George W Floto was out of town Sheriff Robert D Bates of Jefferson county had no com ment to make Harlan T Chapman state liquor department enforcement chief of ered Friday to clean out liquor cheat spots if either local police authorities or citizens requested assistance but so far the invitation has not been forthcoming The offer came after pastors in Steubenvilles Protestant Counci of Churches blasted the local ad ministration and county en forcement with make us police men and give us guns and wel clean up this city of vice crime gambling and corruption The pastors demand was prompted bythe shooting of Ber nard K Clark 32 Glevelahc Heights exmarine in a local nigh club Holy Land Is Tense as Arabs Call General Protest Strike Jerusalem Holy Land was in a virtual state of paralysis Saturday as Jews paused for their sabbath and Arabs engaged in heir traditional general strike on the 29th anniversary of Britains Balfour declaration favoring a national home in Palestine for Jews Streets of Jerusalem were almost deserted Shops were all closed axicabs were out of sight and traffic was scarce The only pedes were strollers in the balmy weather A troublesome under current was apparent in both the Jewish and Arab quarters Thousands of Arabs were ex pected in the old city Saturday for a possible mass meeting in the mosque areas Police were Grain Sugar in Fire at Decorah Decorah Damage estimated at 17500 was sustained Friday night vhen fire gutted the superstruc ure of S E Brickner Sons grain elevator Besides small quantities of grains it contained 50000 pounds f sugar soy and other meals ome of this may be salvaged Two carloads of grain on the ailroafl track were shunted away rom the building and no damage fas sustained in 2 adjoining ware juses Horace Brickner says the fire pparently originated in the 2nd ory Partial insurance was car led Ireyhound Employes let Big Wage Increase Omaha the ratifica on of 1100 AFL union members i 13 states was needed Saturday i effect wage increases ranging 25 to 31i per cent for em loyes of Overland Greyhound nes Business Agent F C Powers of 16 Amalgamated Association of xeet Electric Railway and lotor Coach Employes of Ameri i AFL announced Friday night at the new oneyear contract ad been agreed upon by the reyhound firm and a I6man nion committee which represent d the union in negotiations which ot under way Oct 23 Nephew of Dominican epublic President s Killed in Florida Bunnell Fla Adrian rujillo 20 a nephew of the resident of the Dominican Re ublic was shot to death near here riday midnight by a deputy sher f who a coroners jury said fired selfdefense taking extra precautions to pre vent any processions developing Palestine Jews have been called to strike from noon to 6 p m Sunday and to hold mass meet ings in protest against Fridays deportation to Cyprus of 1279 Jewish refugees taken off the ship San Dimitrio as they were trying to enter the country without per mits The San Dimitrio listing badly has been towed to a graveyard of illegal ships in Haifa harbor Reports that refugees resisted a British boarding party were de nied Saturday by the officer of the party who said There was not the slightest trouble except a minor skirmish when we took the first 4 of them off at the dock and that skirm ish I am convinced was staged for the benefit of you journalists and photographers The Jews were shipped to Cyp rus aboard the British vessels Ocean Vigor and Empire Hey wood Governor Blue Speaks at Centerville Rally Centerville has the four requisites necessary for in dustry Gov Robert D Blue seeking reelection on the repub lican ticket asserted at a party rally here Friday night He listed these as thrifty peo ple fertile soil prosperous indus try and transportation Blue said that since the indus trial development commission was appointed 160 new factories had come to the state Prior to his appearance here Friday he spoke at Bloomfield and toured Davis county The number of white collar workers in the U S grew from under 15 per cent of the working orce in 1910 to almost 24 per cent n 1940 BIG 4 POWERS FACING REVOLT BY 3 Small Neighbors of Germany Want Part in Framing Treaty New York Big Four foreign ministers gathering here Saturday on the eve of their coun cil meeting next week faced a revolt by Germanys small west ern neighbors against exclusive Big Four framing of the German peace treaty even in its prelimin ary stages The Netherlands Belgium and of which de sires rectification of its border with their demarches to the United States Great Britain Soviet Russia and France 2 days before the council of foreign ministers convenes Mon day at the Waldorf Astoria hotel The Bi Four meets to try to write final treaties for Hitlers satellites and then begin preliminary dis cussions on Germany Secretary of State James F Byrnes and British Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin arrive here Sat urday Molotov has been here since the opening of the United nations as sembly The fourth member of the Big Premier Georges not be here for the opening of the Big Four talks He will be represented by his assist ant in the Quai dOrsay Couve de Murville until after the French elections Nov 10 The D u t c hBelgianLuxem bourg challenge of Big Four dom ination of the treaty with Ger many came as a surprise late Fri day in Washington when the dip lomatic representatives of tu countries personally handed their joint note to Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson Dr Alexander Loudon Nether Sands ambassador issued a 3 na uon statement announcing that the 3 nations were demanding a hand n decisions on Germanys future frontiers as well as her future po iticaleconomic status Wyatt Sees Victory in RFC Dispute Washington Ex Wlrcpbolo Truman gives apparent serious consideration to the remarks of his brother Vivian and U S Marsha Fred Canfil as they greeted him at the railroad station in Independence Mo upon his arrival from Washington D C JOE HENDERSON Wyatt Saturday optimistic that pediter Wilson leclared he is is emergency powers could com el the reluctant Reconstruction finance corporation to grant more han in loans to as emblyline home producers Wyatt told a news conference hat RFC had agreed to only 2 of dozen loans recommended by lira The 2 total only It has refused 4 loans 4 are ending and 2 have been with rawn by the companies involved e said One of those turned down alls for upwards of or the Lustron Chicago corporation of Wyatt has served notice he will ssue a directive upon RFC sing his powers under the vet rans emergency man act housing Pat The loans mean construction of 06000 moderatelypriced fac orybuilt houses next year he aid Other companies will be en ouraged to go into industrialized ousing when it becomes obvi us that the industry has the sup ort and assistance of the govern ent Wyatt said NICKEL ADMITS EMBEZZLEMENT Miami Beach Fla nt District Attorney Joseph P loey of New York said Saturday hat William Arthur Nickel had admitted his part in an alleged mbezzlement of some 5832000 nd had implicated 3 or 4 len in New York other Hoey reported that he had in irmed District Attorney Miles F onald of Brooklyn of the names f alleged accomplices and asked hat they be apprehended All apparently are very re pectable men and none is an mploye of Mergenthaler Linotype ompany from whom the money as taken said Hoey Henderson Admits Burglaries in Iowa Nebraska and Kansas With the announcement of federal warrants charging attemptec burglary of the Kackley Kans State bank on or about Aug 8 issuec against 5 persons being held by authorities in Iowa Indiana anc Kansas Friday the Iowa and FBI authorities finished their investiga tion Saturday of Joe Henderson 27 Klamath Falls Ore held in the Cerro Gordo county jail Henderson was arrested with his wife Alice and year old son after a2 mile chase here Oct 25 by Iowa State Safety Patrolman Earl Shoeman who had sought question the pair Mrs Henderson also is being held in the county jail but Iowa charges have no yet been placed against either ac cording to Special Agent Max Stu der of the Iowa Bureau of Crim inal Investigation who is investi gating the with the FBI Warrants issued by U S Com request however named Hender son his wife Alice held in Ma son City Morris Schnarr 16 anc Clifford Kermit Bower 18 held in Indianapolis Ind and Virgil Kay Barber in custody at Win field Kans A companion of Bar ber Bob Thomas 16 Tulsa Okla not Implicated in the Kackley bank burglary attempt has ad mitted to Kansas officers of par icipation in a series of burglaries and auto thefts Iowa state officers and the FBI after a week of questioning Hen derson have obtained signed state ments of 39 burglaries 21 in Kan sas 14 in Nebraska and 4 in Iowa and 9 cars stolen in a series of crimes covering 4 or more stales Most of the burglaries were safe breaking jobs according to offi cers and although only 39 were definitely established it was be lieved by the officers that as many as 50 safes had been opened in elevators banks and hardware stores in small towns in the mid west Officers have come to Mason City to question Henderson from Colorado Kansas Nebraska and Iowa Henderson had used his wife and son as a front for carried a deputy sheriffs badge according to officers He used the alias C W Smith after obtaining the pocketbook of a man named Smith in one of his escapades and used this mans credentials and draft card An incident at Stale Center owa when the gang was flushed 3y a night marshal and lost a number of tools and a gun pur chased at Burlington Iowa May 14 led to Hendersons final iden ification According to the investigation and release made jointly by the Iowa state officers the FBI and he highway patrol Henderson was originally sentenced at Port land Ore Nov 8 1943 He was eceived at the U S penitentiary at McNeil Island Wash Nov 11 that same year sentenced for violation of the Dyer Act On June 17 1945 he and an as sociate federal prisoner Bob Jos ep escaped from the Columbia Prison Carnp according to infor mation obtained by the officers The escape according to Hender son was made in a U S army ruck which was abandoned near lunnyside Irrigation dam on the Yakima River Wash From there Henderson went to Oregon where he picked up his wife and son and forced them to ravel with him They went to Phoenix Ariz where he sold a car he had stolen then into Colo rado Kansas California Oregon New Mexico and other states where he worked intermittently and stole cars and sold them on a large scale during the fore part of the year During this time he and his wife covered most of the western part of the United States and ear ly in March 1946 they went to Montana where Henderson aban doned his wife and child for a short time It was at this time that he went in for safe cracking ac cording to information obtained by the officers He again got in touch with his wife at Grand Island Nebr With accomplices he stole a car at Win field Kans according to officers on Aug 23 1946 as his gang op erations began to increase With Virgil Barber 19 Alfordsville ind Henderson admitted stealing a number of cars some of which were abandoned some sold During the latter part of April Henderson admitted to starting his burglary jobs at Walker Kans From there he went into Nebraska striking at Geneva and Strang hen returned to Garden Plaine Kans in June On July 23 he admitted break ing into a hardware store at Mar tinsburg Iowa and on July 25 a general store at North English He then went back into Nebraska and Kansas and on Aug S attempted he bank job at Kackley Kans They returned to Iowa for 2 jobs at demons and St Anthony and later at State Center the night marshal came upon them Henderson lost some of his tools here including a sledge hammer wrecking bar coal chisel punch and his brown hat and a 38 cali ber revolver which he had pur chased in Burlington Iowa The icense plate used on the car in his job was on his car when Datrolman Shoeman spotted him n Mason City Oct 25 Officers said that Henderson made a return trip from Nebraska o State Center to get the gun but that the State Center officers had already found it The trail of burglaries through he latter part of Aug Sept and 3ct read like a route card of a traveling organization through the midwestern states On Oct 21 while attempting to rob an eleva or at Rock Kans Robert Thomas and Virgil Barber accomplices were arrested Henderson and his wife then drove to Minnesota and then back into owa where he was apprehended Begin Work on Crowded UN Agenda Lake Success N Y two specific proposals of concert ed action against Spain added to the business before il for consid eration the United Nations politi cal committee meets Saturday to start work on the crowded agen da of the United Natiors assembly Even before the Polish delega tions leader WInccnty Rzymowski filed the resolutions demanding the United Nations break diplo matic relations with Spain and that Generalissimo Francisco Francos government be barred from connection with any U N organization the committee had before it such major items as the Soviet Unions arms limitation proposal and the United States counter plan It is the job of the committee under chairmanship of Dmitri Z Manuilsky Soviet UkrainianFor eign minister to determine the urgency of these items and assign them priority on the general as semblys agenda The question of Franco Spain had been put before the commit tee in the decision of the assembly toinclude it for discussion but the Polish resolutions were the first concrete proposals for action which might be taken against the Franco regime Mason Gtyan Clear Lakers Are Injured in Automobile Accident Webster City fP Six young people were injured 4 seriously when the car in which they were riding failed to make a turn on Highway 20 at Buncombe Friday night The new convertible was practically demolished when it hit a support wire on a light pole and overturned 3 times in rolling about 150 feet Injured seriously and hospital ized here were William Fankel 23 Des Moines driver of the car Clyde Lantz 23 Clear Lake own er of the car Carlan Monaghen 23 Clear Lake and Miss Marilyn Sstlund 23 Fort Dodge Donald lane 23 Clear Lake and Keith Sone 23 Mason City suffered mi nor injuries Weather Report Mason FORECAST City Cloudy Saturday night followed by clearing and much colder Sunday and Sun day night Freezing temperature Monday morning owa Cloudy with rain south and east portion Saturday night Colder extreme west Clearing and much colder Sunday and Sunday night Low Saturday night 2530 northwest 3345 ex treme south and east High Sun day 4045 northwest 4550 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy and cold er with hard freeze Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and colder IN MASON CITY ilobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 47 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Saturday 39 Precipitation 35 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum GO 31 TRUMAN KEEPS MUM AS DRIVE NEARS DECISION Republicans and Demos Seek Voters in Last Minute Fight for Control By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The campaign for controlof the SOlhcongress turned into the home stretch Saturday wilh democrats pounding on a theme once ex pounded by republican Abraham house divided against itself cannot stand While republicans for the most part took an oratorical breather and President Truman maintained his silence democratic party lead ers urged voters from coast to coast to elect Tuesday a house and senate which will uphold the chief executive on international and domestic issues In Kansas City House Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas declared in a broadcast that the election of a GOP majority in congress could bring only confusion which would lead to chaos Rayburn said the nations vot ers have the choice of 2 roads One leads to the greatest pros perity this country and the world has ever known the other will bring only confusion in a house divided against itself On the same general theme Senate Leader Alben Barkley of Kentucky said in another Kansas City radio speech that if the re publicans gained control of con gress the nation could say good bye to any bipartisan foreign policy Barkley accused the GOP of being shot through wilh the old isolationist virus despite the lip service it pays to international cooperation In Chicago Henry A Wallace who was fired as secretary of commerce by President Truman last month in a row over United States foreign policy urged the election of progressive demo crats saying The century of the common man is here Not even a re publican victory at this time would delay the trend for long We know that the forces of re action composed of the traditional unholy alliance of the republican party and vested interests are on the march On the southern democratic front Woodrow Wilsons old sec retary of the navy Josephus Dan iels told a party rally at Smith field N Car that election of a GOP congress would invite a repetition of the betrayal of peace which shamed America after the first world conflict Philip Murray CIO president urged workers to repudiate every reactionary old guard republi can and added in a Washington iroadcast If on November 5 it will launch the most vicious assault on labors rights in Amer ican history The only republican speaker of jrominence was Senator Owen 3rewster of Maine who drew boos and hisses at Seattle when he told Jniversity of Washington students le favors keeping American roops in China Brewster attacked the demo cratic party as an institution of divided ideas and ideals 1 CORDINGLEY 67 DIES SUDDENLY Circulation Manager 40 Years With Des Moines A Cording ley 67 who was being honored with a Cordingley month for his 40 years as circulation mana ger of the Register and Tribune died unexpectedly at his home Friday night following a heart attack November had been designated as Cordingley month by the papers for Cordingley who joined the Register and Leader in 19041 as a bookkeeper and two years became manager of the papers circulation department A native of Yellow Springs Ohio Cordingley left a job with the Algona Grain company and gave up his managership of the Algona Brownies a professional baseball team to join the Des Moines papers Cordingley had been confined at his home since Tuesday with a cold Four years ago he was elected an honorary life member of the Central State Circulation Man agers association for his pioneer ing work in newspaper circulation Iowa Illinois FINAL Army West Virainia FINAL Navy Notre Dame FINAL Penn Princeton 1234 FINAL BO Ell Yale Dartmouth FINAL   

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