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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                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 Copyt MASON CIT1T IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 1946 Paper Consists of Two One No 38 SERVE CONTEMPT ACTION ON LEWIS CONGRESSMEN CLAMORING FOR STRIKE ACT1 Some Lawmakers Askin for Special Session to Act on Labor Laws Washington fo suspension of the Wagner act an for coal mining under army guarc resounded Friday in capitpl hi i clamor for a special session congress to deal with the coa crisis Picas for President Truman call the lawmakers into extra ordinary session came from bot republican and democratic rank There was no indication howevei hat Mr Truman contemplate luch a step One of the chief executive closest advisers said the possibi ity had not even been discussec He predicted there would be n such call If a special sessio were called it would be the 79th or present congress which woul meet not the new one electe Nov 5 Senator Byrd tele graphed the president asking tha congress be called into session t back up Mr Trumans Stan against President John L Lewi of the AFL United Mine Workers In a statement the Virginiar proposed legislation which wouli permit the government to 1 Impound union funds to prc vent payments to strikers 2 Take away from strikers any benefits contributed by the gov eminent or employers such a unemployment insurance Thi UMW has millions in a welfan fund built up by a 5 cents a ton royalty on coal mined 3 Authorize the organization o workers under the armys pro tection to reopen the closed coa mines Rep Hoffman pro posed that thepresident call con gress back to suspend the Wagner act until they the miners go back to work The Wagner ac guarantees labor the right of col lective bargaining From Senator Ball RMinn came a statement calling the pres ent situation very close to insur rection He said that if the gov ernment is proven impotent then congress will be forced to clothe the government somehow with sufficient power to meet such a crisis which is likely to curtail the freedom of all groups including labor Senator Wiley sug gested presidential appointment of an emergency coal commission to prepare recommendations to con gressr for machinery to preven recurrence of the present coa Rep Smith coauthor of the SmithCormally war labor disputes to prevetil strikes against the said a special session suits me and added We need something to quell the dictatorship of John L Lewis and a few others The sooner some thing is done the better But Senator Elbert Thomas D Utah said he is opposed toa spe cial session adding This matter now is in the hands of the courts and the executive department and it is better to keep it there Similarly Rep Carlson H cautioned against action while everybody is mad But he said It is time for constructive legislation If congress can enact such legislation now it should be called into session immediately Plane Crashes Into DoubleDecker Bus Weston Super Mare England j Royal Air force plane in for a landing crashed nto a doubledecker bus Friday I md police reported that at least persons aboard the bus were illed The bus was filled with RAF lersonnel coming to Weston Super fore on weekend leave Jap Diamond Cache Biggest In Modern Times Washington of thousands of cut ably the greatest assortment ever assembled inymodern in the hoard which American occu pation forces uncovered in Japan Government officials said Fri day the Japanese government collected the huge treasure from the Japanese people as a desper ate war financing measure Ap parently the intention was to se the gems for foreign exchang and purchase munitions and raw materials A war department announce ment Thursday night said th gems are valued at between 000000 and But gem experts with knowledge of th hoard said the army undoubtedly was speaking conservatively anc AP WirephotD AMVETS HONOR BOB Hope radio and film star holds the plaque presented to him Thursday night at Waterloo by the national Amvet organization in recogni tion of his entertaining armed forces around the world during the war Bob Buckmaster left of Waterloo na tional committeeman of the American Veterans of World War II made the presentation Waterloo plaque was presented to Bob Hope in behalf of the National AMVETS organi zation by Robert Buckmaster president of the Waterloo AM VETS Post No 19 at the conclus ion of a show sponsored by the Waterloo and Cedar Falls posts at he Dairy Cattle Congress hippo drome Thursday night An esti mated 6500 persons attended The plague was inscribed To Bob Hope in recognition of his elf less service in bringing cheer md moments of forgetfulness to American veterans of World war n Hope in response said that the ilaque was to have been present ed to him at the annual conven tion of the AMVETS at St Louis He said hehad told trie national organization at that time to send the award to Waterloo where he would accept it through the local posts In a serious mood after he had kept the audience in continuous laughter with his wisecracks the comedian related how one dying boy had kidded with him over seas Thats the kind of kids we have ladies and gents Hope these same fellows will help to get things straightened out Some of the thinking is wrong in the world today and it will take all of us to get it straightened out VLolotov Wants Discussion of Troop Figures Kept Separate Rejects British Move to Combine Inventory With Arms Slash Plan Lake Success N Y ign Minister V M Molotov Fri ay rejected a British proposal to ombine a proposed United Na ons troop inventory with discus ions of Russias 4point arms mitation proposal At the same time he called on he 54nation political committee f the United Nations assembly to ive unanimous approval of his tvn resolution which calls on all N members to give figures on 11 their troops in both enemy and onenemy states Without mentioning Great Brit in specifically Molotov I see that attempts are being avoid solution of this We cannot decline to ade to uestion rovide information regarding our roops in foreign territories Any rasive answer to this question do only harm He declared that any move to ombine the troop inventory pro osal with the disarmament dis ussions would prejudice their onsideration The Soviet purpose is that we rrive at a unanimous position iolotov said and we can arrive a unanimous position enemy countries as well as non enemy states He said he saw no reason for including figures on enemy coun tries but did not object if the United States insisted At the same time he said he did not ob ject to a U S proposal that in formation also be given on troops at home of the New York wholesale prici In settings and in the possessio of individuals they said the valu would be far greater They represent the entire dia mond resources of the whole na tion Edward Henderson of th Smithsonian Institution told a re porter This undoubtedly is situation unique in history know of no other time when vir tually every diamond owned b every individual in a nation wa assembled at one place The gems now are in vaults o the Bank of Japan in Tokyo Thei were found buried and hidden in many places of the Japanese em pire The gems came into possession ofthe Japanese army when the government appealed to the people to turn them in When thi Japanese surrendered the hoard became widely distributed Telling1 how the diamonds were found officials here said one box was located in Tokyo after Japanese reported to Americans he knew of a place where dia monds are scattered all over American army intelligence then uncovered other hiding places which yielded gallons of dia monds often in flimsy containers such as shoe boxes Henderson and Dr William H Foshag curator of minerals at the Smithsonian were called to Tokyo to classify and appraise the collection There were so many that it took Henderson and Dr Foshag work ng with 4 Japanese 5 months to count and classify them The G I guards and army of icers assigned to watch over the where the diamonds were tept were bugeyed at first by he display But later they were Mired by the monotony of the count If I ever marry a girl ID never give her a diamond one I told Henderson I hate the sight of them Government officials have not seen notified what disposal will made of the diamonds but they expect them to become repara iionvforpayments to the allies who fought Japan Name Press Head Des Moines Wells has seen appointedmechanical super ntendent of the Register and Trib une succeeding the late Joseph F ezdirtz Wells had been assistant lechanical superintendent Several Iowa Mines Allowed to Ship to NonEligible Users Des Moines or five of the Iowa coal mines which still are operating were granted per mission Friday by G D Miller solidfuels administrator for Iowa to ship coal to noneligible consumers The step was taken he said so that the mines could continue to turn out coal and prevent a pos sible shutdown of these mines be cause of lack of storage space for coal now being mined A ruling1 of the solid fuels ad ministration permits mines still operating largely nonunion to ship to noneligible consumers f the mine has filled all orders for eligible consumers the United States on committee told newsmen im Among the consum ers are hospitals domestic dwell ings apartment houses and hotels Office buildings theaters and ediately after the meeting that he United esitancy in States has no revealing complete formation on its armed forces herever they may be stationed hether abroad or at home Molotov said that Russia France nd China already had made dec rations on their troops stationed road but added that the com ittee had heard nothing on this bject from either the United ingdom or the United States In an hourlong speech before e 54nation political committee the United Nations assembly olotov repeated his earlier offer accept an American proposal to oaden his own resolution to re Jire reports on all troops in schools are not on the eligible list Rancher Forced to Use Good Checks for Fuel Livingston Mont trist R AHamilton said he re ceived a letter from Dude Ranch er Bob Hart asking him to send a check duplicating one he had mailed him earlier Harts letter explained that while on a mountain goat hunting trip it became necessary to build a fire to keep warm during a cold night and the only had was in the form of uncashed checks Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Friday night with lowest temperature about 10 Satur day fair with rising tempera ture owa Fair and continued cold Friday night except not quite so cold in extreme west Satur day fair with rising tempera tures Low Friday night 10 north to 1520 south High Sat urday 35 north to 45 south klinnesota Fair and continued cold Friday night Somewhat colder northeast Low tempera tures zero to 5 below north to 3 to 8 above south Saturday fair with slowly rising tempera ture Iowa 5 day mean temperature will average slight ly below normal The normal temperature is 32 degrees Warmer Saturday and Sunday Colder Monday and Tuesday and slightly warmer Wednes day Precipitation will average i to i inch occurring as rain changing to snow flurries Sun day night or Monday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 49 Minimum 9 At 8 a m Friday 10 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum trace 21 8 AF Wirephoto MINE SHOOTING Hunt 65 year old Negro miner lies dead beside a coal truck after he and a companion were shot fatally Thursday near Welch W Va they sought to induce a foreman to shut down his mine in accordance with the na tional strike according to Police Chief Harry Cyphers of Keystone Keystone W Va leld Sam Curry in a secret hidea vay Friday while they prepared o file murder charges against him or shooting 2 miners in the first lareup of violence in the 2day Id soft coal strike McDowell County Prosecutor Richard Parsons would not dis lose where the 39yearold mine orcman was held but indicated he had been removed from the y jail at Welch for his own pro ection Parsons said murder charges would be filed against Curry Fri day for shooting Roosevelt Thom as 45Bottom Creek and William Hunt a Negro of Eckrnan They were killed during an ar gument with Curry foreman of a small wagon mine in front of the general store at nearby Eck man Parsons who pieced together the story of the shooting from eyewitnesses said the victims bothmembers of the United Mine Workers union AFL were among a group of miners discussing the strike in front of the general store when Curry and F J Linkous drove up with a truckload ot coal Thomas and Hunt went over to the truck to talk with Curry pre sumably about the operation of his mine The mine had worked that day but Curry had told the nightshift not to report for duty An argument followed and 2 shots were fired Parsons said Hunt was killed Thomas staggered up instantly the street about 75 feet before he collapsed and died Curry told Chief of Police Harry Cyphers that the 2 men had at tempted to drag him from the cab of his truck MERCURY HITS 9 IN MASON CITY Rising Temperatures Due in State Saturday Mason Cityans found their car ard to start Friday morning a hey shivered in the coldest weath er of the season so far 9 degree above zero bu relief was promised by th weatherman for Saturday Low tempera tures and fair weather were predicted for Iowa Friday FREEZING night but ris ing tempera ures to highs of 3545 degrees ere forecast for Saturday Spencer reported I degree lower nan Mason City after cold air asses sent temperatures tumbl ng as it moved across the state hursday on a high wind Fort odge reported 10 Charles City nd Waterloo 11 Cedar Rapids nd Ames 14 Thursdays high 58 at Burlington and Daven ort Low temperatures forecast for riday night were 10 in the north nd 1520 in the south but ship ers were warned to protect car oes against 5 above in the north nd 15 in the south North Dakota bore the brunt oj ie initial cold wave with several ommunities reporting subzero The thermometer ropped to 9 below at Minpt N ak Windows and trees were roken in the Milwaukee area by trong winds Two deaths were tributed to the weather in Wis onsin both inan automobile ac dent caused by poor driving con itions Since 1900 there have been bout 22000000 fires in the Unit d States Announcement The following is an announcement the GlobeGazette has hoped it would not be necessary to moke again There will be no GlobeGazette published on Thanks giving Doy The present reduced state of our newsprint stock pile and the threat to transportation contained in the existing coal strike makes necessary every possible economy in the use of newsprint We regret the necessity of not printing on Thanks giving Day because of the inconvenience we know it will entail not alone to our readers but to our advertisers GLOBEGAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY Lee P Loomis Publisher Airplane Wreckage Found in Alps With All Persons Alive Rush Rescue Party to Scene 3 lowans Are Among 11 Survivors Paris airfield an nounced Friday night that the wreckage of an American C53 transport sought since Tuesday had been found iji the Alps neai Tnterlaken Switzerland and tha all the 11 persons aboard were alive The transport was found on 30degrce slope about 500 feel from the peak of a 10000foot high mountain according to message from one of the search planes was in direct com munication with the grounded crewmen Orly field said 3 persons were seen walking about the wreckage A party of Swiss mountain climb ers and American nurses and doc tors left Interlaken immediately for the scene of the crash re ported to be 13 miles southeas of that city Reports received in Grenoble ate Friday said that a U S patro Diane among the craft engaged in he search crashed at 2 p m French time in the Sept Laux mountain range Three hours lat er mountaineers reported they saw a thick smoke cloud rising rom the area after they heard an explosion Employes of a French jower station said also they heard ie noise ofan explosion Three lowans were on the plane Brig Gen and Mrs Loyal H Haynes and Staff Sirt Wayne G Folsom of Postville General Haynes is from Le Mars and Lari mor Iowa and Mrs Haynes for merly lived in Council Bluffs More than 100 skiers were in a party racing toward the scene of he reported patrol plane crash There was no further indication of the identity of the patrol plane or of the number of its occupants More than 100 aircraft from Trance Great Britain Switzer and and the U S army air forces participated in the search for the crashed transport Transports took off to parachute additional relief supplies Orly lirfield officials announced that i C54 had sent down one rnercy argo Seventy former U S army arachute troopers volunteered to isk their lives in a hazardous ump high in the Alps to rescue he crash survivors And a half ozen Italian parachute specialists lew from northern Italy to assist 51550 for Iowa Cow San Francisco Aber een Angus breeding cow owned y the Johnson Brothers of Ida 3rove Iowa sold for Tours ay at the Grand National Live ock Exposition here The pur tiaser was the Essar ranch San intonio Texas RENAME MURRAY CIO PRESIDENT Delegates Take Another Whack at Communists Atlantic City N J Murray Friday was reelected president of the CIO by acclama tion Shortly before the election on this final day of a 5day meeting the delegates took one more whack at the communist party They changed the preamble of the Cio constitution to declare We turn to the people because we have faith in them and we oppose all those who would violate this American emphasis of respect for human dignity all those who would use power to exploit the people in the interest of alien loy alties There was no debate The convention also adopted a foreign policy resolution calling for world disarmament and oppos ing further stockpiling of atomic bombs In contrast to other convention resolutions the recommendation on foreign policy consider able number of no votes Rock Island Railroad Cuts Passenger Service Chicago tem Dorary suspension of passenger xain service in compliance with he government order to reduce coal consumption by 25 per cent were announced Thursday night by railroads operating out of Chi cago The discontinuances which be come effective at a m CST Monday include Rock Island lines No 11 Chi cago to Rock Island 111 No 9 rom Des Moines to Omaha No 9 between Bureau and Rock Is and only No 217 from Rock Is and to Allerton only No 12 ock Island to Chicago No 22 Dmaha to Des Moines No 12 lock Island to Bureau only No 216 Allerton to Rock Island only rooner Bing Crosby ias Minor Operation Santa Monica Cal Crosby underwent a minor surgi al operation during a 3day stay n St Johns hospital it was dis ilosed Friday The crooner entered the hospi al Tuesday and checked out hursday The nature of the oper tion was not disclosed HEAD OF UMW MUST ANSWER COURT MONDAY Steel Mills Planning Cutbacks Up to Rail Service Reduced Washington UR Two burly U S deputy marshals Friday served John L Lewis with papers ordering him to appear in federal court on Monday to answer con tertipt charges lor refusal to call off the national coal strike Service of the papers took place at Lewis 6lh floor office in the United Mine Workers AFL headquarters building here Lewis had left the seclusion of his Alex andria Va home for the first time in 36 hours Appearing outwardly undis turbed by the threat of a jail sen tence or hangs over him the craggy mine union boss greeted photographers amiably as he arrived at his of fice but told reporters no com ment Neither Lewis nor other UMW officials gave any indication as to whether he plan to fight the gov ernment through the courts or whether he may clear himself of contempt charges by calling off the strike Taking no chances the govern ment wrapped up plans for power dimouts and other coalsaving measures in preparation for a long battle if Lewis decides to fight it out The strike continuing in its 2nd day already was depressing the nations economy Steel mills planned cutbacks up to rail roads reduced service Factories using coal for power or as raw material were conserv ing their supplies and desperate ly seeking emergency allotments from the solid fuels administra tion Barring a surpriselegal move By Lewis the next round in the government court attack on the mine chief would await a hearing Monday before Federal Judge T Alan Goldsborough At that time Lewis will have a chance to show why he should not be tried for contempt of possibly he fined or failingto keep his 400000 United Mine Workers AFL on the job The contempt proceedings are civil which means the court impose any jail sentence or fine it sees fit In criminal contempt ac tions the maximum penalty is limited by law to 6 months in jail and fine Meanwhile the civilian produc ion administration was prepared 0 issue orders and recommenda tions Friday for conservation of coal by public utilities One order would require coal consuming electrical plants to pool heir power State power commis sions would be asked to enforce any feasible conservation meas ures such as dimouts of advertis ing signs CPA also expected to ask manu lacturers of gas to conserve by lalting distribution to consumers whose contracts did not forbid such cutoffs When more drastic measures are the plants would stop deliveries to nones sential users and restrict the amount available to essential users The District of Columbia or dered a dimout of outdoor display advertising beginning at midnight rriday night The U S public buildings administration ordered a return to wartime heating and lighting restrictions at all federal buildings in the nation The office of defense transpor tation also was preparing a drastic order for the embargoing of non essential railroad freight The rail roads already have been ordered to cut passenger service by 25 per cent beginning at midnight Sun flay The government apparently had no ammunition for immediate use against the coal strike beyond the legal pressure it was putting on Lewis Following through on Mon days Restraining order which Lewis ignored the justice depart ment Thursday persuaded Golds borough to cite the UMW presi dent for contempt The restraining order had re quired Lewis to revoke the con tract termination notice he had served on the government The government contended that the unions wage contract with the government was not subject to termination and that Lewis term ination notice was in effect a strike call lowan Killed Madrid Benne thum 70 Madrid farmer was killed Thursday in a 2car collision at a gravel road intersection 3 miles north of Madrid Mrs Ben nelhum 66 suffered serious in juries The modern1 sugar beet was evolved from a white beet for merly grown as forage in Silesia   

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