Mason City Globe Gazette, November 21, 1946

Mason City Globe Gazette

November 21, 1946

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1946, Mason City, Iowa GES I te f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS id CITY 1QWA rauRSpAY imyaam n ms DRAFT CONTEMPT CHARGE ON LEWIS 8 IIMl0N MINERS Iowans Shiver UIIIUII ITIIIlLlliI TT as Cold Wave IN IOWA JOIN COAL WALKOUT Brownouts Considered by Some Communities to Save Fuel Supply By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iotas union coal mines were I shut tight Thursday as miners stayed home in response to John IL Lewis termination of the soft I coal contract and many Iowa residents wondered how they were going to keep warm with coal sup plies already short in some areas Brownouts were ordered or considered by some city officials to conserve short coal supplies on hand I A cold wave expected to send temperatures down to near zero Friday moved into Iowa Thurs day adding to the concern in some i sections as dealers reported coal J available for domestic consump tion as low as a 3day supply Generally however supplies ap i peared ample to provide heat for homes and business buildings to maintain industry in operation and nj to keep power supplies near nor LV mal for up to several weeks J Under a federal order only per sons and firms with less than a 10day supply of coal were being supplied and those only with a load at a time Some dealers ra tioned a ton at a time Actually one coal official said Iowa may be better off than some of the large coal producing states Sweeps State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures plummeted in Iowa Thursday as a cold wave moved eastward across the state Starting with nighttime lows generally in the middle 50s the mercury dropped 1013 degrees in less than an hour as the cold air mass struck various sections of Iowa Readings during the day were continuing to drop but were ex pected to level off at about freez ing or slightly below the weather bureau said before taking another plunge Thursday night The forecast was for temper atures to range from 812 degrees in the northwest and 1822 de grees in the southeast by Friday morning Winds averaging 3040 miles an hour Thursday afternoon were expected to diminish Thurs day night Friday was expected to be fair and cold with high read ings ranging from middle 20s northwest to low 30s southeast A few snow flurries were to ac company the cold wave in some sections before skies clear Thurs day night It was drizzling at Ma son City Thursday morning and a few minor rain squalls were re ported in the eastern portion of the state Shippers were warned to pro tect cargoes against temperatures as low as 5above in the northwest Thursday night 10 degrees in the northeast and southwest and 15 in the southeast tract termination jproached For one thing Iowas strip mines which have been mining the portion of Iowa coal con full operations They are Approximately 700 miners in 20 mines were involved in the work stoppage Thursday About a3rd of i them had stayed away from work 1 Wednesday as Wednesday mid i nights deadline for the Lewis con order ap Atlaritic appeared to be one of the hardest hit spots in Iowa as i the municipal light commission or filered a brownout into effect Only a 9day supply of coal was on hand and another 9 day sup iply under brownout conditions was in transit In Mason City dealers estimated jsupplies in the yards at about a normal sales They said r customers had more coal in their ibins than usual at this time of the ear Webster City had an estimated i 30day supply and no immediate brownout was expected At Ames most coal consumers including Iowa State college will not be bothered too much if the strike is ironed out in a reason able time dealers said In Charles City dealers general ly reported ample coal supplies Two are short of soft coal and one has only one weeks supply In dustries reported they are well stocked Waterloo had supples of 35 to 40 days on the ground Iowa Pub lie Service company received12 cars of coal Wednesday and com panys stockpiled was reported as least 30 days supply In Spencer coal supplies were ample for 30 to 45 days The busi ness district is largely heated by city heat and the municipal utility has a 30cay supply Courthouse and larger industries use natural gas The U S weather bureau at Chicago said the cold gripped Montana the Dakotas Nebraska northeastern Wyoming eastern Colorado and northwestern Kan sas bringing temperatures rang ing from 20 to 25 degrees above zero to 23 below zero Low readings included 23 de grees at Cut Bank Mont 20 at Lewistown Mont 8 at Helena Mont and zero at Williston N Dak Illinois temperatures were ex pected to slide to about 20 to 25 above zero by Friday night and the cold air will reach lower Michigan and Indiana late Fri day Wisconsin reading will drop to above 15 in the northwest to 25 in the southeast Thursday night The cold snap will be of only COAIA milelong string of emptv coal cars s rn ards near W the huge Norfolk Western yards near Williamson W Va The cars arrived Wednes day m the yards but the walkout of the nations soft coal miners Thursday left the cars standing empty Coal Strike at a Glance By THE UNITEDFRESS The government refused to negotiate a new wage agreement with John L Lewis United Mine Workers on grounds that his demands were so fundamental that they should be served on the mine owners The served notice on the government that the con tract would expire Wednesday midnight and disputed the govern ments argument that he had no right to serve it Principal Union get the presert 54hour pay of weekly for a new 40hour week the equivalent to raising basic hourlywage to to increase the tonnage assess 2 days duration however a warming trend following 1 or with on its heels and expected to ar rive in the Chicago area by Sun day The northwest also reported considerable snow particularly in some mountain passes Stampede pass Wash reported 36 inches on the ground Thursday morning and Mullan pass Ida had 32 inches It was still snowing in the state of Washington and snow was reported falling in the Da kotas hours including 35 straighttime hours and 19 overtime hoursgov ernment figures disputed by the union show average earnings of 6237weekIy for an average work week of only 424 hours Last Coal 1May 11 May 2629 1946 Cost Of Last by Civilian Production Administra trator J D Small at exclusive of wages lost 1 4 B Ukrainian Leader Says Shooting of Delegate Political Crime Lake Success N T fri Z Manuilsky chief Ukrainian Blelegate to the United Nations harged Thursday that the shoot jig of a Ukraine delegate an jinocent bystander during a ielicatessen holdup was a politi al crime Manuilsky visibly upset by the told the United Press fiat he was making his own in iestigation of the shooting and Iould report on it in the proper ilace at the proper time I The shooting occurred in a New iork delicatessen shortly after Tiidnight Thursday morning pen 2 Ukraine delegates walked jito the store during a holdup One of the delegates Gregory tadnik was shot in the right high and taken to a hospital laps Eye Train Tooting an to Conserve Coal Tokyo Japanese trains lop tooting their whistles it will Bean Oaska railway authorities ave put a coal saving scheme Minneapolis Teachers Seek Higher Wages Minneapolis strike by Minneapolis school teachers hinged Thursday on a reply from the school board to a virtual ultima tum demandingincreased salaries George Phillips president of the Jentral Labor Union was to re eive tlie school board answer at 2 P m in the office of School Su perintendent Willard Goslin Phillips will report Friday morn ing to the policy committee of the CLU which supported the strike voted by the AFL Minneapolis Federation of Men Teachers local 238 The CLU stepped into the con troversy to mediate the wage dis pute Tuesday after the union de mand for a annual maxi mum salary was countered with a maximum by 1949 offered by Goslin What the school board reply to the demands of the teachers will be was not known but it was ex pected the board offer would be raised Teachers in St Paul Set for Walkout St Paul Minn strike of 1000 St Paul teachers who plan to picket the public schools is scheduled for next Monday in an attempt to enforce salary demands u i n v VA iu jutAeasc tile lunnage which school authorities saythtfyfmenMor a union welfare fund fromthe present 5 cents to 10 would like to grant but cannot be l cause of city charter restrictions on expenditures Adding to the complexities of this incongruity is the fact that the city treasury holds a 5350000 surplus enough for a start on higher wages The city commissioner of edu cations office said Thursday that if only half of the 1000 teachers who voted thestrike actually walked out all of the grade and high schools would have to close The teachers members of the American Federation of Teachers demand in lieu of in creases for the fall months of 1946 an annual salary ranging from 2400 to 55000 to start next January with a monthly increase of and an additional annual appropriation of 31700000 The current salary scale runs from for teachers with a bachelor of arts degree and a year of experience to a top of 800 for those having a masters degree The present city allotment for schools is Members of the city council which also acts as the city board of education and school adminis trative officials have expressed a willingness to increase teachers salaries to some extent but say limitation on overall expenditures imposed by the city charter ties their hands Rescue Outlook Is Dim for 11 on Missing Airplane in Alps Soldier From Postville Transfer Army School Washington war de partment announced Thursday transfer of the infantrys officers candidate school from Fort Ben ning Ga to Fort Eiley Kans ef fective Sept 1 1947 on Passenger List of Lost Army Transport Paris American authori ties at Orly airfield said Thursda night they feared the outlook wa virtually hopeless for the 11 per sons aboard a crashed C53 trans port unless rescue crews reachec within a few hours the spot in th Alps where the plane came down days ago They pointed out the 1200 foot high area was swept by bitte winds The LyonBron radio announced a message from the C53 at 5 p m 10 a m CST saying We wan to live A C54 circled the area 10 hour in clear weather without sighting the wreckage U S army headquartaers in Jilo effect I Experts have estimated that oproximateiy 100 tons of coal are ing consumed daily just to blow whistles Farm Bureau Names Officers and Delegates Des Moines Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Thursday re elected Howard Hill of Minburn as vice president elected 3 new directors and named voting dele gates to the national convention Dec 812 at San Francisco Allan B Kline of Vinton last year was elected to a 2year term as president so no vote on this of fice was necessary The new directors are Leroy Getting of Sanborn 3rd district Martin Lauterbach of Alden oth district and Wayne Anderson of Red Oak 9th district Voting delegates are Kline Hill Getting Lauterbach Lester Gil lette of Fostoria Fred A Klopping of Underwood W G Lodwick of Sedan and William Davidson of Stanwood Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave Thursday night with lowest temperature Friday morning about 10 Clear ing Thursday night Friday fair and cold Iowa Cold wave Thursday night with lowest temperature Thurs day night ranging from 812 northwest to 1322 southeast Friday fair and cold High Fri day in middle 20s northwest to lower 30s southeast Minnesota Cold wave with tem peratures falling to zero to 5 above northwest and 12 to 15 southeast portion Thursday night Snow Clearing with di minishing winds Thursday night Friday fair and cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Thursday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 19 Vienna said the wrecked planes radio its signal extremely weak sent out the following message Urgent we receive clothes food and medical aid today Weather clear overcast to east Army authorities in Vienna said a heavy cloud bank from 5000 to feet had developed and was hampering British and Amer ican planes flying over the area and that deep snowdrifts im peded the ground rescue teams The army said the passenger and crew list included Brig Gen and Mrs Loyal itf Haynes Gen eral Haynes former deputy chief of staff to V S forces in Austria is from Le Mars and Larimor la and Mrs Haynes formerly was of Council Bluffs la Staff Sjrt Wayne G Folsom ofFostville la was a member of the crew His wife Ruth Kekow Folsom lives in Des Moines la Earlier U S army headquar ters at Frankfurt reported a radio message saying 8 of the 11 persons aboard the C53 were stretcher cases The Istres airport said a PanAmerican Airways plane had sighted the transport but Pan American reported from its Turin office that none of its planes that landed there had sighted the wreckage Ground rescue parties composed of expert mountaineers American army doctors and nurses and French Alpine troops mean while toiled up steep mountain slopes in an effort to reach the scene of the crash Among the passengers were an 11yearold girl and the wives of 4 highranking army officers in cluding the mother of the pilot CIO CONVENTION VOTES PAY MOVE Asks for Big Common War Chest Atlantic City N J CIO convention Thursday adopted unanimously a resolution calling for substantial wage but there was no definite indica tion just how much of a wage hike the delegates would consider substantial Walter Keuther president of the United Auto Workers said in a speech that the real earnings North Iowa Rail Service Is Curtailed Six North Iowa trains are to be withdrawn from service this weekend in compliance with an office of defense transportation order of 25 per cent curtailment of railroad service because of the coal crisis The Milwaukee road reported 4 trains to be suspended No 3 leav ing Chicago at p m Mon day and arriving in Mason City at AS a m Tuesday will be sus pended Train No 18 that leaves Mason City at p m will be suspended Monday Train No 118 from Minneapolis Minn to Cal mar and No 121 on the return trip also will be cut The Chicago Great Western road reported 2 trains to be withdrawn from service Sunday night Train No 31 that leaves Minneapolis in the morning and passes through Mason City at p rn and train No 32 which leaves Omaha in the morning and passes through here at p m No notices have been received by the other railroads in Mason City in regard to suspending serv ice The Chicago and North West ern reported that all its North Iowa division passenger trains are gas electric motor cars and thus are not affected The road has had no notice of freight car suspension The Rock Island road also has not received any notice but re ported that the road might put on Diesel oil steam engines as was done in a previous coal crisis As result of the order 5 major railroads are withdrawing 49 trains serving midwestern and gulf states Sunday night The ODT order designed to ef fect coalsavings also may force the closing of 7 major repair shops operated by the Illinois Central railroad Officials of the road said the shops would be closed this weekend and 3500 employes fur loughed if the coal walkout tinues tv Trains eliminated by the ord will affect schedules from Illino west to Nebraska and from Min nesota south to Louisiana The I linois Central said 17 trains woul be discontinued the Milwauke road 14 Burlington 8 Chicag and Eastern Illinois 8 and Chicag Great Western 8 Burlington trains to be can celled included Nos 27 and 28 be tween Ottumwa and Des Moine Iowa Nos 3 and 4 between Gales burg III and Burlington Iowa Nos 14 and 15 between Table Roc and McCook Nebr Illinois Central trains to b cancelled included Nos 15 and 1 between Fort Dodge and Sioiu City Iowa Spare Tire Back Washington civilian production administration has de cided that after Dec 16 new auto mobiles may be sold with a spar tire and tube for the first since 1942 when wartime restric tions were imposed American terms purchasing been cut 20 per cent since January 1945 But when questioned later by reporters he saidhe did not mean to imply that 20 per cent would be the amountof the wage in crease which his auto workers will demand this winter Reuther also called for a 000000 to CIO com mon war chest to back any single union in a fight for higher wages British War Bride s Expecting Quads Baltimore Md Dor thy Henn 28 year old British ride of an exGI thought she had misunderstood her doctor Quadruplets she said Is hat an American slang expres ion The doctor assured her that was iot slang Unless all the signs are vrong he said Mrs Henn will be ome the mother of quadruplets in anuary Her husband Charles Henn Jr a veteran of 4J years in the rmy and holder of the Purple Walkout Date Set by Radio Artists Union New York date for the threatened walkout of many o the nations leading radio stars has been set by the American Federation of Radio Artists union officials said Thurs day but the deadline was not dis closed George Heller national secre tary of the AFRA said Wednesday night that the union had modified an earlier demand for a 35 per cent wage increase He reported that no progress toward settle ment was made at Wednesdays negotiations Union and network representatives will meet again Friday at p m Seart hild The Henns now have 1 As his wife entered St Agnes ospital Thursday Henn said he ad in the bank The remain ng money he had saved from his rmy service and from his earn ngs as a bookbinder had gone to uy furniture Things like this dont happen i people like us he said They ill rne Ill have 5 children around ie first of the year Truman Takes Dive in German Submarine Key West Fla Truman went 440feet down into the Atlantic Thursday on a cap tured German submarine while his cabinet carried on his fight with John L Lewis over the clos ing of the nations soft coal mines Members of his party said Mr Truman had not heard from Washington where pressing contempt against the chief of a petition proceedings the United Mine Workers was prepared While one of the most impor tant battles of his own career proceeded at Washington the president witnessed simulated battle problems from the control room while submerged at 440 feet and from the conning tower while surfaced He was under water a total of 44 minutes DrIVeIn Fire Service East St Louis 111 Charles Kelly saw a fire blazing m a load of debris in his truck he drove to the firehouse and had it put out UMW Chief Silentas 400000 Men Quit Washington the soft coal shutdown virtual ly complete and spreading to anthracite fields the govern ment Thursday prepared to bring John L Lewis into court on a contempt charge Justice department attorneys drew up the necessary pa pers and officials said they will be presented to Federal Judge T Alan Goldsborough Thursday afternoon Assistant Attorney General John Sonnett was ready to proceed be lore noon but for some unannounced reason the filing of a contempt petition was delayed until later in the day Reports from the field indicated some anthracite miners were joining the 400000 bituminous diggers in a stoppage that could evenl touch all industry suspension came in the face of government pleas to keep the mines going Lewis who disregarded a court order to restore the effectiveness of the miners contract with the government continued silent The United Mine Worker boss was at his home in suburban Alexandria Va Orders went out to cushion the impact of a prospective coal fam ine Federal Works Administra tor Philip B Fleming ordered a return to wartime heating and lighting strictures in all federal buildings throughout the country which depend on coal Fleming said he will seek to reduce temperatures to the war time level of 68 degrees The or der affects approximately 300 buildings in the capital alone The civilian production admin istration prepared a directive de signed to help ration artificial gas produced from coal The same agency pondered an electricity conservation order The finishing touches to the governments contempt citation were applied at a staff conference Thursday morning In allout action the adminis tration was reported also prepar ing to seek punishment for any local union leaders or others who are found to be encouraging a strike A high authority said this is the governments operating plan under President Trumans instruc tions to fight this one out to the 1 Before the days end justice department officials will go before U S District Judge T Alan Golds borough and ask for a contempt citation against Lewis If Lewis should be found in contempt lor noncompliance with a court or der he could be fined or sent to stay until he purged him self of contempt if the judge so ordered It was Goldsborough who on Monday issued an order directing Lewis to recall his termination of the United Mine Workers AFL contract effective last mid night Lewis did not recall it 2 Evidence is being collected with a view to prosecuting under the SmithConnally act anyone from Lewis on down whom the government may contend is en couraging a strike The Smith Connally law forbids encouraging or inciting a strike in a govern mentoperated mine or plant Conviction carries a penalty of fine or a year in jail 3 Study is being given to the possibility of freezing the Unit ed Mine Workers 513500000 union fund and this will be done if a way can be found around legal technicalities In the mounting crisis U S troops stood ready to move into the coal fields to prevent violence not to mine coal Unit com manders were alerted JOHN L LEWIS Silent Hand Bevin Balks on Military Accounting Lake Success N Y Britain refused Thursday to sup port a sowers soviet proposal disclose details that the of their roop dispositions abroad unless he proposals were considered as iart of the general question of dis armament British Foreign Secretary Er nest Bevin balked at the soviet just when it appeared lear adoption by the United Na ions political and security com mittee France had announced her sup port and the United States and China also backed the Russian esolution although they wanted t broadened to include troops at home as well as abroad The 2 troops broad and disarmament are eally one subject and in my view Ught to be Bevin said taken together If the disclosure of troop dis ositions were taken separately Britain cant accept it he said It is true that this question of roops in certain parts of the orld represents one nhase of his problem and probably ab ates minds he said But I do emind this body that Hitler had o troops in any territory outside Germany but that didnt stop Hil er from building an army in Ger many The foreign secretary said that ntain would furnish without mt complete information on the ze and location of its armed orces when a specific UN plan or disarmament was submitted the powers Ambassador Alexandre Parodi f France took the stand that the Viet proposal should be adopted is and the question of troops at ome considered later in the de ate on disarmament Present Stallion Show DCS Moines IP Twenty eeds of horses are to be repre nted at the first national stal on show scheduled to be held at alerolo next April 1013 Har n L Conley field representative the Iowa Horse reeders association ednesday and Mule announced Government officials also kept an anxious ear to the ground for any manifestations of a general upheaval by labor The AFL with its 7150000 union members and the CIO with its 6000000 had al ready thrown their moral sup port behind the UMW chief By resolution at its Atlantic City convention the CIO termed Goldsboroughs order an attempt to impose economic slavery on the miners AFL President William Green in a statement declared the order represents force violence and the threat of punishment All American labor unites with the mine workers in condemning this reversion to the archaic phil osophy of government by injunc tion he said Silent to the last Lewis per mitted the a m deadline to pass without a with out revoking his notice that the governmentunion pact covering 3300 softcoal mines and 400000 miners was void at that hour The UMW leader went home to bed at his suburban Alexandria Va residence as though it were the end of just another routine day A reporter who called at the home in the early evening was informed by a servant Mr Lewis is not to be dis turbed Even before the zero hour up ward of half the miners had walked off their jobs in 13 states Presaging an historic showdown President Truman sent word from ;

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