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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ICFAATMENT bf 1 HlftTtftY AKCli It MIMES 1 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 36 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 41 CAPTURE CARLISLE BANK ROBBER Brownout InIowa Is Reported Spotty CITY 7 FIRMS JOIN IN DIMOUT PLANS Local Stores Shut Off Lights Voluntarily Before Order Received By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Most Iowa cities joined those i the eastern half of the nation in dimout Monday night ordered b the Civilian Production adminis tration to save coal but report Tuesday indicated cornplianc with the move was spotty Before the official brownqu notice had been received at Mason City 7 downtown stores dimmei out Monday night At Des Moines the business dis trict was relatively dark and co operation was practically com plete Store window lights adver tising signs and theater marquee were dark At the capitol only th top lights in the dome were light a protection to airplanes Street lighting was normal sine the lights are too dim to qualify as whiteway lighting At Centerville likewise thi business district resembled the wartime brownouts The Iowa Southern Utilities company cu off all ornamental street lighting leaving only intersection lights tc aid traffic and also cut off all display lighting in stores when such lighting was on separate circuits controlled by the power company Theater marquees wen virtually blacked out Similar reports came from Boone Iowa City Davenport aric Creston At Sioux eity Cheater man agers and others who voluntarily dimmed theater marquees anc advertising signs late Monday afternoon became discouraged by blazing displays elsewhere and turned on the lights again in the evening No official dimout has been announced there Charles City reported only scat tered instances of voluntary com pliance with the dimout order Plans for decorating the business district for Christmas however were cancelled Schools in one Iowa for a week because of the coal shortage At Creston where street light ing was trimmed 25 per cent Mayor Ray Taylor said dealers had about a week to 10days sup ply of coal The gas company re ported it was short of coal but it plans to change over to natural gas Dec 2 Muscatine reported isolated in stances of store window lighting and signs but that the ban gen erally was respected At Waterloo however the dim out was largely ineffective since the majority of stores were opened until 9 p m a regular Monday practice Construction of Christ mas decorations for the Chamber of Commerce began Monday and it was indicated the work will continue No decorative lighting has been started on a community basis IOWAS CURATOR QUITS POSITION Des Moines Williams 84 curator of the state historical department the last 8 years re signed Tuesday because of failing health He said he expected to remain in the department until about Jan 1 His successor will be chosen by the board of trustees of the state of history and ar chives composed of Gov Robert D Blue Miss Jessie M Parker state superintendent of public in struction and Chief Justice T G Garfield of tlje Iowa supreme ourt BY THE SEAT OF HIS found a trouser seat a good handle as thTy rushed this demonstrator away from a fight outside a gate of the AllisChalmers plant in Mil waukee where picket line violence flared Monday afternoon Milwaukee Wis truck drove through the strikebound AllisChalmers plant early Tues day dropping stones of convenient throwing size and authorities an nounced they were prepared for renewed violence Tuesday after noon works was stoned during the night after rioiing which broke out when nonstrikers left their jobs had been quelled Capt William J Hannon of the Milwaukee county sheriffs office said more than 15 windows were The sprawling farm equipment broken Toy men who apparently US Aims for Quick Trial as Industry Feels Coal Shortage Washington government racing against factory shut downs and emptying coal bins aimed Tuesday for swift trial of John Lewis and clamped down sharp new curbs to save the nations astebbing supplies of fuel Federal attorneys said they will press for speed at every possible mint when Lewis trial on contempt charges begins Wednesday be a holiday but government awyers said they will ask Judge T Alan Goldsborough for a Friday ession breaking into the SOME PROGRESS IN TEACHER RIFT St Paul Schools Are Picketed by Educators St Paul Minn teachers demanding higher salar ies picketed St Pauls 77 public schoolsagain Tuesday There A high administration aide talking with reporters on the un erstanding that he would not be quoted by name said the govern has pinned all its hopes for n early end to the strike on the egal proceedings No other action s presently contemplated In themselves the legal moves vill get no coal mined Nor will utting Lewis in jail as could be one if ne is found guilty of con empt But this official indicated he hope is that the legal tactics vill soften up Lewis and push im toward making an agreement rith the mines private owners on working contract for his 400000 fnited Mine Workers Wage losses running into mil ons of dollars appeared the out ook Tuesday by industry spokes men in event of a10 to 30 day lUtdown of the nations soft coal mines with a steadily increasing umber of workers in many indus ries forced into idleness Steel mills and industries de endent on coal were the first to eel the effects and a survey indi ated that more than 30000 were made Idle At least 38 of the na ons 227 blast furnaces were anked and steel companies an ounced further cuts in production ppeared likely resulting in large cale layoffs Some railroads also started fur oughing workers The Illinois entral which derives 4 of its reight revenue from coal carrying nnounced it had laid off nearly 500 employes over its entire sys em The Chicago and Eastern I11U ois railway largely a coal carrier ropped 500 the Western Mary and and the Baltimore and Ohio ach laid off 1000 165 railroad orkers in Utah were made idle vhile the Terre Haute Ind divi on of the Milwaukee line also ropped some workers Rail freight shipments have not een affected by the coal shortage spokesman for the American As ociation of Railroads said U S Steel corporation begin ing Tuesday said it would curtail perations in the CarnegieIllinois teel corporations plants in the ittsburgh area to 35 per cent of ormal while from other steel ompanies in the Pittsburgh area ame announcements of cuts in reduction were no disorders With the schools 36578 pupils classless for the 2nd consecutive day negotiators made further at tempts to reach a settlement of the dispute An 8member com mittee named at the suggestion of Governor Edward J Thye sched uled a meeting for this afternoon George Joselius assistant Min nesota attorney general and spokesman for the negotiators said Mondays session was profit able andwe hope to make similar progress at a meeting Tuesday afternoon In Minneapolis where the mens local 238 of the AFT had also voted a Monday strike Charles E Boyer president of the union said the 397 members had not yet ac cepted a board of education set tlement offer made Sunday Boyer reported the walkout was held in abeyance1 until the men teachers conferred with the central labor union on whether that group would continue its sup port if the settlement were not ac cepted used slingshots to cast the stones from a moving automobile Indications are that Tuesday afternoons picketing will be peaceful Hannon said However we willbe prepared for anything the samenum ber of officers at the plant as were there Monday He revealed that at the height of the fighting about 860 law en forcement officers were at the scene They included Milwaukee and suburban police and sheriffs deputies Sixteen of the estimated 5000 pickets were arrested during Mon days rioting and 7 persons in cluding 5 law enforcement offi cers were injured United Auto Workers local 248 has been on strike against the iant farm equipment plant for 211 days Wages and union secur ty are the chief issues More than 3000 strikers have returned to work according to the company Al Leggett International UAW Dress spokesman said picketing Tuesday would be spirited but hat the union would not attempt o mass as many CIO workers as answered the call Monday He also disputed Sheriff George Hanleys estimate of 5000 pickets and said there were 20000 pick ets and 10000 spectators Gov Walter S Goodland kept lis 2 observers on the scene but said he had no immediate plans to call upon the state militia to maintain order The governor has said state troops be mobil zed only if Hanley requested their help or if the situation war ranted reinforcements 33432 Ton Normandie Heading for Scrap Heap New York 83432 Son Normandie former French luxury liner and onetime holder of the blue ribbon for the Atlantic crossing will go to the scrap heap Wednesday Twelve tugs will tow the hulk of the giant vessel built and fur nished at cost of from Brooklyn to Port Newark N J where she will be converted to scrap The Normandie seized by the J S government after France was conquered burned and capsized at her pier in the Hudson river Feb 9 1942 GET ORDER ON DIMOUT PLANS IN MASON CITY Directive Restricts Commercial Firms to 1 75 of Normal Lighting Charles E Strickland president of the Peoples Gas and Electric company Tuesday announced the receipt of preliminary informa tion on the brownout restrictions on the use of electricity as they will apply in Mason City and other communities in this vicinity effective immediately The directive restricts commer cial enterprises to 75 per cent of normal illumination and reduces outdoor lighting in general to what is needed for health and safety Observance of the directives was expected to get under way Wednesday night among Mason City commercial enterprises The brownout order is not expected to affect the street lights as these are not regarded strong enough to provide more light than is deemed necessary for public safety when store fronts lights are turned off Street decorations for the Christmas season are going up with sockets ready for inserting lights in the event that becomes possible Late this morning Mr Strickland said we received pre liminary information from the ci vilian production administration and according to the directive is sued by for the following uses is restricted 1 Refrigeration for aircondi tioning except to the extent es sential for industrial processes or for health and safety 2 Outdoor and indoor advertis ing and promotional lighting S Outdoor display and flood lighting except to the extent nec essary for the conduct of outdoor businesses or services 4 Outdoor or indoor decorative and ornamental lighting 5 Shop window or show case lighting 6 Marquee lighting in excess of 60 watts for each marquee 7 White way street lighting in excess of the amount determined by local public authority to be necessary for public safety Outdoor or indoor sign light ing except for a Directional or identification signs required for fire and police protection traffic control trans portation terminals or hospitals b Directionalor identification signs using more than 60 watts an establishment for doctors and for hotels and other public lodging es tablishments 9 Outdoor entrance lighting ex cept the minimum essential for public health and safety and then not more than 60 watts an1 en trance 10 Any other form of general outdoor or indoor illumination in or about any commercial indust rial or other nonresidential es tablishment in excess of 75 per cent of the illumination normally used 11 In excess of 75 per cent of the normal passenger elevator or escalator service in any building having more than one passenger elevator or escalator We are required to advise cus tomers of this company as to these restrictions and urge their compliance with s a m e Mr Strickland stated As additional information is received we plan on making it availably to the public through radio and newspaper an nouncements In the meantime we bespeak the wholehearted coop eration of all concerned in an en deavor to meet the serious crisis now facing us in connection with the coal strike Wirephoto SHERIFF RECOVERS Top County Sheriff Lewis Johnson reaches into a hole under the floor of a garage in Des Moines to recover the loot hidden by the 2 Carlisle bank robbers The garage is lo cated in back of the house where the apprehended bandit lives At right is J Earl Willis 17 of DeS Mollies who was captured Tuesday He admitted his part in the holdup and named his companion Joe Doyle Banning 19 of Des Moines Meat Union of AFL Gets Wage Boost Chicago UR Bargaining agents for the AFL meat workers union have accepted a general wage increase of llj cents per aour for union members employed throughout the country by Arm our and Swift the nations 2 largest packinghouses a union of ficial said Tuesday The announcement came as the CIO Packinghouse Workers union representing 200000 workers called a meeting of its national strike strategy committee for Wednesday The CIO union notified its lo cals on Nov 12 to prepare to strike within 2 weeks The strike deadline was reached Tuesday with negotiations still in prog ress but a CIO spokesman said the strategy committee would meet anyway They may set a date for a strike and they may not he said It all aepends on the progress of the negotiations Earl Jimerson president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America which represents 165000 workers said signing of a new master contract with Armour and Swift awaited only approval by representatives of the unions lo cals now meeting here Formal approval was expected Wednes day Buttermen Name lowan Chicago F E Pilley Jr Sioux City Iowa Monday was named a new director of the American Butter Institute at the groups 38th annual meeting Report Hospitalized lowans in Alps Plane Crash Recovering Vienna snows piled up Tuesday upon the crashed C53 transport plane in which 12 Amer icans were marooned for 5 days on Switzerlands lofty and treacher ous Gauli glacier All 12 were safe in Vienna and 6 of them still hospitalized were reported recov ering rapidly It will be next spring before we see the plane again and if a ere iasse opens up there we will never see it again a dispatch from VIeiringen Switzerland quoted one of the Alpinists who took part in the dramatic rescue Attending physicians here said the 6 who were hospitalized after their arrival in a hospital train from Interlaken Monday night all had a good nights rest but that none would be discharged before Wednesday Those hospitalized were Brig Gen Loyal M Haynes suffering from frostbite and a broken nose Capt Ralph H Tate Jr the pilot severe cuts Lt Irving Matthews copilot a cut hand Wayne G Folsom broken leg and Col and Mrs William C McMahon who suffered from exposure and minor injuries The McMahons 11yearold daughter Mary Alice was taken to the home of Gen Haynes where she was to remain until her parents left the hospital Sgt Folsom is from Postville Iowa and Gen Haynes formerly resided at Le Mars and Iowa Back in her Vienna home after the ordeal Mrs Haynes wife of the general expressed the grati tude of the 12 persons who were rescued We all feel as if we owe the whole world a debt which we will never be able to repay the for mer Council Bluffs Iowa woman said You just cant understand why there are wars when you see so many people who do so many things to help you when you need it she added Haynes said the group never at any time gave up hope that we would be rescued Our biggest need seemed to be water she added We were not bothered by hunger even though all we had was a piece of choco late and a bread crust every day But when they dropped food packages we were surprised to find how good cold canned peaches tasted even when we ate them with our fingers She said the group had fo go to bed at 4 p m because it was dark then and that during the daylight they played cards until our hands got so cold we couldnt hold the cards One Swiss doctor she said asked if all were alive and shook his head in amazement when we told him yes He said he didnt think anyone would be able to last that long where we were They had been marooned 5 days Iowa Liquor Stores Offer Whisky Bonus Des Moines IP A holiday bonus oE a 3rd fifth of whisky will be available at state liquor stores next month for all purchase per mit holders the State Liquor Con trol commission announced Tues day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday becoming cold er Wednesday night Lowest about 24 afternoon and Tuesday night Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Not so cold east and south portions Tuesday night turning colder Wednesday Thursday generally fair moderately cold northeast and near seasonal south and ex treme west Low Tuesday night 2848 High Wednesday 4045 north and near 50 south portion Iowa 5day outlook The mean temperature will average near normal The state normal is 31 degrees Colder Wednesday be coming warmer Thursday or Friday and colder again Satur day Precipitation will average onequarter inch or less except about onehalf inch in eastern Iowa occurring as snow or rain Friday and again Sunday Minnesota Considerable cloudiness with light snow over most of north and central portion late Tuesday night and except in ex t r e m e southeast Wednesday Colder Wednesday and north and central Tuesday night with a cold wave and low tem perature Wednesday morning Five to 10 below north and 15 to 25 above south Thursday gen erally fair and quite cold North ern Minnesota temperature will fall to 5 to 10 below zero by Wednesday morning IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 31 Minimum 19 At 8 a m Tuesday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 23 Minimum 18 2ND BANDIT IS STILL AT LARGE BUT IS 17 Year Old Des Moines Youth Admits Robbery Reveals Companion 19 federal bureau of investigation announced Tuesday the capture of a 17year old Des Moines youth who the FBI said had admitted the 54527 robbery last Saturday morning oE the HartfordCarlisle Savings bank at Carlisle Iowa and named 19yearold Des Moines youth still at large as his companion James L Dalton special agent in charge of the Omaha office of the FBI identified the youth held in the Polk county jail as J Earl Willis and said Ihe youth had named Joe Doyle Banning as his companion in the robbery during which a bank bookkeeper was shot with a submachine gun as the bandits entered the institution with gun blazing Dalton said Willis admitted car rying a Thompson submachine gun in the bank Willis was cap tured Monday night An investigation at his home resulted in the finding of and all of the guns used in the robbery the FBI said The automobile used by the pair was rented from a Des Moines garage about an hour and 15 min utes before the robbery It was returned the FBI continued about the same length of time after the holdup Federal of bank rob bery have been filed in Des Moines against both of the youths The charge carries a maximum penally of 25 years Willis whose parents are dead lives with a sister in the Fort Des Moines area Banning has been rooming there The original tip which the FBI said led to solution of the case came from Des Moines police Oc cupants of a squad car noticed that license plates on a 1941 Ply mouth were wired on A checkup showed the car was rented to Banning who gave his own name in obtaining the machine Dalton said at Omaha that the submachine gun used in the robbery as well as a number of other weapons found when Willis was arrested were stolen from the arsenal at Fort Des Moines on Nov 2 The FBI gave this description of events leading up to the rob bery the robbery itself and the elaway Willis and Banning conceived Ihe robbery last Friday night They discussed banks in the Des Moines vicinity and agreed to knock off the Carlisle bank They thought it best to rent a car After renting the car they went to their home changed clothes got the submachine gun a 32 caliber revolver and a Ger man pistol They went directly to Carlisle Banning cased the hank They walked in Willis handling the ma chine gun and Banning the 2 re volvers They ordered bank em ployes to put up their hands Wil lis said he started firing the ma chine gun because he thought one of the men employes of the bank had turned in an alarm After scooping up the money Ihe boys drove west out of Car Lisle and then to Des Moines They changed clothes to the same things they had been wearing when they rented the car and re turned the vehicle The search which resulted in finding the guns used in the rob aery also turned up 2 revolvers which the youths had taken from the bank the FBI said Since Willis is a minor it will 36 up to the department of jus Lice in Washington to determine whether he will be prosecuted un der indictment or through the juv enile act the FBI added Sentence Iowa Men for Waterloo Rail Theft Waterloo men in volved in thefts from Illinois Cen tral freight terminal here who ear lier had pleaded guilty to charges of larceny in the daytime were each given the maximum sentence of fine and a year in the county jail by District Judge Shan non B Charlton Monday AH 5 were then paroled to Blackhawk County Sheriff H T Wagner The men are Antone Harter 58 James Kroma 33 James Hunt 22 3eorge Lindsey Jr 22 and Rex Smith 29 All except Smith who s of Cedar Falls are Waterloo men Sulphur which is also called brimestone has been known to man from remote times   

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