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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                tO 8EPASTMENT CF HI3TC3Y kHit A i V E BES A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITT IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19 1946 This Paper Consists at Two One No 35 LEWIS SILENT AS DEADLINE NEARS RUSSIA AGAINST TINKERING WITH UN VETO But Soviet Union for Early Completion of Satellite Peace Pacts New York UPJ The Soviet Union gave a goahead signal for early completion of the satellite peace treaties Tuesday but flashed a bright red light against any di rect or indirect tinkering with her veto power in the United Na tions security council To the diplomatic world the Soviet Union showed 2 conciliatory one on Trieste mak ing possible early peace treaties probably with Italy Romania Bulgaria Hungary and Finland and a belligerent one to all those who suggested the Soviets had misused the veto and who now seek a more liberal interpretation of its use Soviet Foreign Minister Via cheslav M Molotov appeared to have a price he yet would try to exact for his concessions oh of Anglo American troops from Trieste by an early and definite date And the prospects were he would get some AngloAmerican compro mise on that issue But Molotov and his UN repre sentative Andrei A Gromyko made it crystal clear that they were not in the market to bargain with the disputed veto They will insist upon their right to use the veto as they please The big powers currently are 2ngaged in 2 different conferences here in addition to the UN assem bly 1 The Big Four Council of For eign Ministers is in its 3rd week of its attempt to write final trea ties for Hitlers former 2 On a BritishFrcnelrsugges tiori the Big Five which includes China are meeting in the same hotel at different times to exam ine proposals for softening the veto by interpretation rather than by amendment of the UN charter The big powers took time off from both issues Tuesday to at tend 2 plenary sessions at the UN headquarters but the 4 will re sume their treatymaking Wednesday and the 5 may resume their discussions of the veto then too The feeling among most of the little nations however was that Russia has all but closed the door to even Big Five discussions of the and its alleged misuse by the Soviets After Gromyko issued his sur prise blast at the UN late Monday night the UNs political and se curity commission voted 38 to 6 with 5 abstentions to postpone for a few days its debate on the veto until the Big Five discussions are ended Gromyko had told the commis sion that the Soviet Union was op Livestock Prices Show Only Slight Drop Chicago which farmers received for livestock Tuesday at the start of the 6th week of decontrolled markets were only1 slightly under peaks established immediately after ceilings were removed Other results of free trading in clude more meat a cornhog price relationship favorable for expand ing the hog population record numbers of cattle moving into midwestern feed lots and In creased cold storage meat hold ings Five weeks ago Tuesday maxi mums went off livestock an meat and excluding Sundays th nation has had 30 days of fre trading with these results 1 A high of 537 paid for liv cattle Monday at Chicago equale the best price on record for steers top on live high was agains ARMLESS MOTHER AND HER arms Mrs Corbett Beach 23 of Tulsa Okla has over come the handicap and can do anything with her feet that theordinary person can dowith handsShe is pictured holding her baby daughter who was born with the normal number of limbs Married to her high school sweetheart she wears her wedding ring on a toe Find 160 Labor Members Fail to Take Part in British Vote posed to weakening1 of the char ter either through its revision or other means The western pow ers have proposed other means for softening the veto and Gromy kos superior Molotov rejected all but one minor part of those sug gestions at an earlier Big Five meeting Counterbalancing the grim out look for agreement on the veto is sue however was the prospect that the Big Four now will be able to go ahead with satellite peace treaties and not have to abandon its 14month struggle to write them The Big Four agreement was reached at the 12th council of for eign ministers meeting Monday night after a monthslong dead lock over the whole issue and a weeks deadlock here over Trieste police powers The result was a compromise but it was a compromise heavily weighted of the Anglo American concepts The U S and British have been fighting for a 1 strong governor who in the last analysis would be supreme au thority even over the local police forces The Soviets gave in on this issue even acceeding to Secretary of State James F Byrnes demand that the governor must have the power to hire and fire the police chief rather than the locally elect ed authorities The governor will be appointed by the security coun cil German PWs in Belgium Get Chance for Freedom Brussels Belga news agency said Tuesday that German prisoners of war employed in Belgian mines would be offered their freedom if they increased their coal output to SO per cent of that of Belgian miners The dispatch added the govern ment had decided upon the re lease of a large percentage of Ger mans on May 15 1947 NEW MEMBERS IN SECURITY GROUP Membership of UN Is Hiked to 54 Countries NewYork United Na tions assembly Tuesday elected Colombia Belgium and Syria to the powerful security council to fill 3 vacancies which will occur at the end of this year The 3 were elected by secret ballot to replace Mexico Egypt and the Netherlands Colombia received 51 votes Syria 45 and Belgium 43 on the first ballot and were declared elected A 5 ma jority was required India which had been counted on to make a strong showing was 4th with 13 votesand Norway 5th with 4 Canada Cuba Greece and Tur key received one vote each Eadir of the new members was elected for a 2year term begin ning Jan 1 The other 3 nonper manent members of the Australia Brazil and have another year to serve The vetoholding permanent members of the council are the United States Great Britain Russia France and China Afghanistan Iceland and Swe den signed articles of adherence to the United Nations charter Tuesday to increase the member ship in the worlds peace agency to 54 countries Calmar Woman Spends 91 Years on Same Farm Ole Hoff Cal mars oldest resident observed her 91st birthday at her farm home just east of town She was born on the same farm and has resided there her entire 91 years She is the mother of 5 chil dren 3 of whom are living at home Ida Severn and Mrs Martin Holten She has 4 grandchildren also on the home farm Mrs Hoff was married in Janu ary 1833 Her husband died in 1911 The U S department of agri culture is experimenting with a new fiber made from peanuts Critics Claim Party Policy Split Is Far From Being Healed London lists dis closed Tuesday that 160 labor members of parliament failed to take part in Monday nights 353 to0 vote of confidence in their governments foreign policy Allowing for those who were ill or otherwise unable to be in the house of the urgent summons from the gov ernment to all its over 100 laborites must have ab stained when Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevins policies were put to a vote This is a disturbingly high proportion for the government said the British Press association noting that 230 laborites voted for the government along with 104 conservatives 7 liberals and 12 members of minor parties While government supporters said the 353toO vote was a strik ing demonstration to the world that Britain backs her foreign secretary critics pointed to the abstentions as evidence that the labor party policy split is far from healed One danger which it is im possible for the government to overlook said the Press asso ciation is that this revolt may recur There never has been any thing to justify predictions that it was all fizzling out Commenting on Mondays de bate as well as the vote the Lon don Evening News said American sentiment has been exasperated by a series of embit tered attacks on American policy and motives A lever has been handed to all those who want to split and destroy British national unity There appeared to be at least 3 possibilities facing the party leadership Read the dissidents out of the party take some lesser disciplinary action or do nothing and ignore the whole thing On an amendment expressing regret concerning the govern ments plan to continue conscrip tion the vote was recorded at 320 to 53 against theamendment and parliamentary circles said it ap peared that most of the rebel iaborites had voted against the government Placing a clean sheet on the floor under your ironing board saves damp trailing pieces from picking UD dust a peak of shortly after de control These prices were well abov former OPA ceilings of o cattle and on hogs In addi tion there was a subsidy of 5 cents to on cattle and on hogs Z Livestock receipts and mca supplies are much larger than ii the period before control Cattl slaughter under federal inspection in October was up 207 per cen over September and hog slaughte 611 per cent November receipt also are higher than in the con trol period although arrivals o cattle are smaller than a yea ago Hog arrivals are above year ago 3 Record numbers of stockc and feeder cattle have moved int midwestern feed lots where they are being fed for later marketini as choice beef The agricultun department said shipments o such cattle into the corn belt in October exceeded any month on record Slaughter of choice cattle wil continue small for the balance o this year the department said but added an increasing volume of such cattle may be forthcom ing after the first of next year with large supplies probable in the late spring and summer 4 Meat prices are lower than immediately after decontrol bu far above former ceilings Choice dressed beef carcass weighing 500 to 600 pounds at New York Mon day brought to Im mediately after decontrol the price was Ceiling was Choice pork loins weighing 8 to 10 pounds Monday sold for to a hundred weight com pared with after decontrol and a ceiling of With both beef and pork the meat industry contended substantial quantities formerly sold above ceiling prices in the black market 5 A recordbreaking corn crop forcing prices lower has pro duced a cornhog ration at Chi cago at 158 to 1 meaning that he price of 100 poundsof live hog is equal to the priceof 158 jushels of corn Last year at this ime the hog price equaled only 129 bujhels of corn H A Whiteside who calculates he cornhog ratio said that it was more favorable for feeding corn to hogs now than at any ime in at least the past several fears 6 Holdings of meat in cold stor age have increased Though nor mal movement for meat in Oc ober is outofstorage the ag riculture department said stocks of stored meat increased during October by 24000000 pounds This still left stocks around half of normal for Nov 1 Nashua Farmers in orn Picker Mishaps farmers had nar ow escapes when caught in corn tickers on farms near here Harold Poe stepped down from tie tractor to level the corn in the vagon when his clothes caught in IB power takeoff All his clothing ncluding long underwear was orn from him with the exception f a woolen shirt He managed to grab hold of the haft around which his clothing ivas wrapped and by a powerful ull with both hands stopped the machine Had his clothing not een wrapped around the shaft it vould have been impossible to top the machine Carl Weiss was picking corn on ie Bert Jones farm when the leeve of his jacket caught in the levator shaft and his left arm vas broken He was able fo stop the ma dine by putting his foot on the utomatic control of the elevator bin but he laid for about three uarters of an hour before Jones appened to notice that the ma hine was not working Weiss was badly chilled in the old wind He Was taken to the harles City hospital One seventh ofthe linen looms n northern Ireland were de troyed during World war II MINERS JUMP GUN ON COAL their union leader John of the United Mine Workers coal miners throughout the country have deserted the pits days in advance of the Wednesday deadline Empty coal cars at the Westland mine above near Houston Pa attest the complete shutdown there despite a government injunction nullifying Lewis strike call Resolution for Wage Boost Put Before CIO Convention NORTH IOWANS ARE INDICTED 2 Men From Manly Plead Guilty to Some Counts Fort Dodge Manly Iowa residents Tuesday faced either trial or sentences after be ing aiaigned Monrtay on ittdict ments receiving stolen property and conspiracy in connection with the theft from nterstate shipments at Manly Two of the 11 pleaded guilty to some of the counts in their indict ments and the others entered in nocent picas in U S district court Monday The indictments were returned ollowing the investigation of hefts of butter fruit beer and vhisky from railroad shipments at VTanly over a period extending rom September of 1945 to last ruly Pleading guilty to 4 of 9 counts in which he was indicted was El mand Theodore Olson Elmer Stavnesli pleaded guilty to 6 not guilty to 4 others and did not enter pleas on 3 other mints Federal Judge Henry N Graven aid those entering guilty pleas vould be sentenced at Mason City a week from Tuesday and trials vill be set for the others Also to be sentenced next Tues ay will be Clair Henry Miller vho was indicted together with he others and who entered a ilea of guilty last week before udge Graven Entering pleas of innocent were Filliam G Haacke Rex Mark vloore David Allison Joseph Paul Jenninger Marcellus Charles Jandt Farrell William Clark and ohn Foster Clark brothers Irv ng Elmer Jones and John Mich el Kelly eere Firm Increases arm Implement Prices Molineni and etail prices of farm implements manufactured by Deere and corn any have been increased 7 to 10 er cent company officials have nnounced The company said Monday in a tatement that the increases will eflect in prices a part of the many increases in production costs have accrued since prices frozen in March 1942 uind American Soldier Who Survived 2 Years in Jungle Lae New Guinea American serviceman who managed o survive for 2 years in the New Guinea only with razor and a found near collapse in a clump of reeds everal days ago it was disclosed Tuesday Hospital attendants said the American had been identified tenta vely as Cpl J B Stubblefield Hillsboro Tenn They said his con ition was surprisingly good lat he was suffering from ma aria He has been unable to give coherent account of his wander igs The tentative identification was lade through a name written on he fly leaf of the Bible Mrs J Stubblefield Hillsboro Tenn as listed as his next of kin Officials said the American ould remember only that he en ered the jungles in 1944 They said he was dressed in jungle greens and Australian airforce boots The hospital attendants said he was unable to tell them what branch of the service he belonged lo He apparently obtained his food from natives or from U S army food dumps For several months natives have reported that a white man had been seen roaming the jungles Union Delegates 0 K Proposal for Barring Bilbo From Senate Atlantic City N J The CIO convention was asked Tues day by its resolutions committee to go on record for substantial1 wage increases A proposed wage resolution de clares there is no immediate pros pect that runaway prices will be checked A proposed statement on laboi laws asserts we will not permi thereactionary openshop em ployers of America and their leg islative spokesmen to substitute for democratic labor relations laws the law the jungle With much of their fireworks already exploded the convention received 43 resolutions from the committee and began the tedious task of reading and passing them The CIO delegates now 584 in number with a few still arriving began the parade of resolutions by pasing ones which pledged con tinued cooperation with their wise and courageous president Philip Murray They also passed resolutions praising the late Presi dent Roosevelt whose picture looks down from the wall of the convention chamber The delegates also approved a resolution which urges the lower ing of income taxes on lowpaid Dersons but asks special taxes on he loot of postwar profiteers and speculators Other resolutions approved by the convention Assailed Senator Theodore Bil bo DMiss and asked that he be oarred from the senate opposed continuation of the house commit ee on unAmerican activities opposed poll taxes asked higher minimum wages and the payment of unemployment insurance to people on strike and determined not to take part in any confer ences of the international labor organization until the CIO is given equal status with the AFL in that body The convention also approved a statement urging enactment of a code of laws to make antisemi tism and antiracial acts a crime Racial discrimination also was condemned Walter Reuther president of the auto workers made a fiery speech in which he said we destroyed the master race theory in Berlin Tokyo and Rome but weve still got the practical job of destroy ing it in Columbia Tennessee scene of race troubles PLANE CARRIER BLAST KILLS 1 San Francisco fP One man was killed 10 were burned seri ously and 18 others injured the navy said Tuesday in an explo sion in the boiler room of the Es sexClass Aircraft carrier Antie tam at Hunters Point The men burned were in critical condition The navy said the others hurt were ambulatory cases Four city and 4 military ambu lances were sent to the scene Des Elect Sac Cityan Moines Iowa County Extension Directors asso ciation elected Kenneth R Little field Sac City president at its annual meeting Monday Other officers elected included Clifford Johnson Council Bluffs vice president Floyd Huling Fort Dodge director NEW YORKERS HONOR WALKER Former Mayor Dies of Cerebral Blood Clot New York people he loved stood in line for hours Tues day for a last look at Jimmy Walker the gay and lovable ex mayor who went to meet the man upstairs James J Walker 65 died in Doctors hospital from a cercbra blood clot at p m Monday admired by millions because h never held a grudge man upstairslakes care o things like that he once said The humble and the great wait ed patiently in front of the Frank E Campbell funeral parlor to pay their respects beginning at noon to the politician of another era who looked at his world and found it amusing The public never forgot his good humor They forgot that he stepped out of office under fire But Fiorcllo H LaGuardia his bitterest politi cal foe recommended Walker for the a year job as impartial chairman of the cloak and suit in dustry which he held for 5 years They remembered Jimmy Wal ker who frequenUy squelched the loom spreaders with a wise crack It was the Jimmy Walker who laughed a book censorship bill out of the state assembly with I have yet to hear of a woman whose vir tue was destroyed by a book It was Mayor Jimmy who wel comed Wiley Post and Harld Gat ly after theirroundtheworld flight in the Winnie Mae with Winnie Mae Winnie must Win nie did It was Jimmy Walker who once aefore found a crowd waiting for a look at him and said Whats the matter Did they close the aquarium Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wed nesday No decided change in temperature Lowest Tuesday night near freezing Iowa Increasing cloudiness Tues day night and Wednesday No decided change in temperature Lowest temperature Tuesday night 3035 High Wednesday 4852 north 5458 south Five Day Iowa Weather Outlook Mean temperature will average 6 degrees below normal in north to 4 degrees below in south state normal is Colder Wednesday Wednesday night and Thursday Slightly warmer Friday colder Satur day Continued cold Sunday Precipitation will average up to 4 inch in south occurring as light snow in northwest and rain in south and east Wednes day and rather general snow Wednesday night and Thursday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Light snow extreme north Tuesday night spreading southward to central Wednesday and entire state Wednesday night Colder north Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24hour period ending at 8 sclock Tuesday morning Maximum 46 Minimum 29 At 8 a m Tuesday 32 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 21 721 LEAVE PITS IN COAL DEADLOCK UMW Chief Faces Jail Sentence If He Decides to Disobey Injunction COAL ATAGLANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS John L Lewis silent on federal courts nostrike or der faces possible jail term if he refuses to obey Over 72000 softcoal dig gers reported idle as dead line nears for strike begin ning Wednesday midnight President Truman ready to speed back to Washing ton from Florida vacation if needed in developing crisis aide replies I dont know on question of troops being sent to mines Washington With less than 33 hours to go John L Lewis played a silent hand on the ques tion of obeying a federal court order against another strike her alded to begin at midnight Wednesday Disobedience could land the United Mine Workers chief in jail conlempf of court The solid fuels administration announced Tuesday that 255 gov ernmentoperated soft coal mines employing 72828 men are idle Tuesday because of the current contract dispute The SFA estimated coal lost in production for Tuesday at 463487 tons compared with 170000 tons lost due to idleness Monday The 72828 men represent ap proximately onefifth of the miners employed in soft coal mines cast of the Mississippi These mines account for 88 per cent of the nations output The loss of production also is about onefifth normal output The Iowa Coal Operators as sociation and the Albia Iowa headquarters of the UMU said they had rio reports of Iowa mine vorkers taking a holiday Tues day Vacationing in Key West Fla President Truman kept in touch with the crisis and emphasized hat he is determined to fight this one to a finish as an aide expressed it Asked if troops might be sent to he mines presidential secretary Charles G Ross replied I dont Ross said however that the is aware of everything hat is being done and everything hat is being done is in accord ance with his instructions Hoss disclosed that Mr Truman specifically instructed Secretary of Interior J A Krug to obtain Mondays federal court order re straining Lewis until Nov 27 from coercing instigating inducing or ncouraging the miners to strike directly or Dtherwisc to breach his contract vith the government The court order signed by fudge T Alan Goldsborough in effect calls upon Lewis and his 00000 miners to keep the pits op erating for at least 8 more days Then a week from Wednesday a tearing will be held to determine vhether an injunction shall be is ued outlawing any strike as long as the government operates the mines Attorney General Clark sig nalled his strategy when applying or the order for Krug He cited he famous case of Eugene V Debs who led the Chicago Pull man strike in 1894 and was sent o jail for 6 months for contempt if court in violating an antistrike njunction It is a question however vhether Lewis could be held in ontempt if the miners just quit vithout any word or counsel from m John L Lewis reported demand or a 40hour week without loss if takehome pay would represent an increase in the miners hourly rate of approximately 50 per cent A miner working the maximum 54hour week at present receives i7525 This includes 35 hours of traight time and 19 hours at time ind onehalf The hourly rate established by he KrugLowis agreement is il181 To pay the for 40 tours instead of 54 would boost hat rate to This would be n increase of 58 cents an hour T approximately 50 per cent of he present The bituminous miners average ork week in August according to he bureau of labor statistics was 27 hours His average earnings vcrc Keyed with the swiftmoving   

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