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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CPARTMENT ANt f MtlNES 1A THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL Lm Associated Press and United Press FuB Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 1946 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS This Paper Consists oJ Two One No 42 EXTEND LEWIS INJUNCTION 10 DAYS GlobeGazette Photo GIVE ME FIVE MINUTES what this turkey gobbler might be could it be young David Hilton son of Mr and Mrs C D Hilton 1308 2nd S E the mite with the mighty ax who is the dilatory one Well Thanksgiving someone has to make up his mind Whether Hilton will get the bird or the bird on his mighty deed will be told on the Hilton table will papa come to the rescue Any way Wednesday was a sad sad day for Americas favorite fowl Unemployment Hits 80000 as USReels Under Coal Tieup Pittsburgh partly dimmedout nation Wednesday reeled under the growing impact of its 2nd major coal stoppage within a year as unemployment in related industries hit 80000 and there were indications 200000 to 250000 workers would be idle by next week All phases of life felt the effects of the soft coal walkout Schools from faraway Denver to Philadelphia closed heatlcss buildings 80000 steel railroad and river workers were thrown out of work 60000 citizens in Provo Utah for coal to warm their houses anc 21 states observed brownouts more drastic than those imposed in wartime Irving S Olds chairman of the board of U S Steel corporation the countrys leading steel pro ducer Tuesday night said coa stocks in company plants are al mostnonexistent and operations already materially reduced wil soon come to a virtual standstill In Atlanta Ga the manager of the Chamber of Commerce pre dicted 40000 persons there will be out of work within a week if the coal walkout continues The TriState Industrial asso ciation predicted 100000 employes in its steel fabricating plants in Pennsylvania West Virginia and Ohio would also be idle within a week In a month the association said all 200000 workers would be out of work New layoffs Wednesday in cluded 27000 industrial workers at Toledo Ohio 1500 Norfolk arid Western Railroad employes and 1576 Virginia Railway workers The CarnegieIllinois Steel Cor poration laid off 3500 as 66 of its 129 open hearths were shut down Additional men of the some 75000 employes are due to be furloughed within the next few days as vari ous projects are completed In adidtion the Youngstown Ohio Sheet and Tube company ex pected to lay off another 10000 workers Thursday and3600 steel workers at Birmingham Ala will be affected by the end of the week Utah where the temperature Tuesday was a chilly 33 was hard est hit by the coal stoppage At Provo the county commissioners and Chamber of Commerce ap pealed to John L Lewis and the United Mine Workers to provide coal for the Ironton coking ovens which provide heat for the coun stys 60000 citizens is Raps Hands of Photographer Washington Mc rarland young freelance photog apher attempted to snap a close P picture of John L Lewis Wed esday and suffered a skinned nuckle from Lewis cane Scores saw the incident which me as Lewis started to drive ay from district court during a sncheon recess Lewis was in his Idan when McFarland stuck his ynera through the window to ap a closeup 1 5 Sentenced for Looting Rail Freight Five of the 13 members of the Manly theft ring involved in stealing from interstateshipments fromfreight cars received their sentences in United States district court in Mason City Tuesdayfrom Judge Henry N Graven on pleas of guilty to various counts They did not plead guilty to all counts charged against them in the indictments but Tobia E Diamond U S attorney said that the counts would not be dis missed but would stand until the remainder of the members of the ring have their trials which have been set for May 14 1947 at Forl Dodge Helmer Stavnesli cited as the ring leader of the group was sen tenced to serve 1 year imprison ment on 3 counts to run concur rently He also received a sen tence of 2 years imprisonment on 3 more counts but this was sus pended and he will be placed on probation for 2 years after his re lease Clair Henry Miller who was next to the ring leader in point of activity in the gang was sen tenced to serve 9 months impris onment on 2 counts He was also sentenced to another years im prisonment on another count but this was suspended and he will be placed on probation for 18 months after his release E1 m a n d Theodore Olson re ceived a sentence of 6 months im prisonment on 2 counts which he must serve and a year on 2 other counts which was suspended He will be on probation for a year upon his release Rex Mark Moore was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment on 1 count which he must serve and a year on 2 other counts which was suspended He will ba on proba tion for a year upon his release William G was sen enced to 6 months imprisonment Ut this was suspended and he vas placed on outright probation for 18 months George Potiriades entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of stolen property A mo ion for a bill of particulars by attorney was taken under ad by Judge Graven David Allison who pleaded not guilty at Fort Dodge to a charge NAB 2ND YOUTH IN TEXAS HOME OF HIS MOTHER 2 Des Moines Bandits Admit Daring Holdup of Bank at Carlisle DCS Moines 3 days after 2 youths strode into a Car lisle Iowa bank one firing a blast from a submachine gun the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation an nounced it had in custody 2 Des Moines teenagers who admitted robbing the bank The announcement from Fort Worth Tex Tuesday night of the arrest there of Joe Doyle Banning 19 in front of his mothers followed only a few hours after the report that Jay Earl Willis 17 had been taken here The 2 boys each of whom had enlisted inthe service under age and received honorable dis charges have admitted taking part in the robbery the FBI said A total of has been recovered of the reported taken in last Saturdays holdup of the bank in which a woman employe was shot the FBI re ported Willis and Banning have each been charged with bank robbery under a federal statute which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years Willis was arraigned here Tues day before a United States com missioner and his bond fixed at 25000 The case was continued until Friday morning pending a determination whether he will be tried under the federal charge or under a state charge of bank rob bery for which the mandatory penalty on conviction is life im prisonment Banning arrested by a squad of city detectives and FBI agents as he alighted from a taxi cab in ronfof home at Fort ivas to be arraigned there Wednesday on charges of violating the federal bank robbery statute The FBI also announced the ar est Tuesday of 2 other Des iloiiics youths in connection with he burglary of the arsenaZ at ort Des Moines last Nov 2 Guns aken from this arsenal were used n the bank robbery the FBI said Bill Hugh Johnson 19 and John WcCullough 20 were arrested in onnection with the arsenal burg Lights Are Dimmed as Mason City Joins in Brownout Plans Downtown Mason City looked like the old wartime nights Tues day evening as the city joined the 21state dimout program and doused all unnecessary lighting Advertising signs theater and hotel marquee lights and other exterior illumination including well dressed Christmas store win dows went into hiding to save electricity and coal because of the miners strike Dark was the heart of Mason City on the streets at least with the exception of the lamp posts and the headlights of passing cars Approximately 90 per cent of the advertising signs perched on or clinging to the buildings were turned off Side streets appearec like dark alleys The theaters which furnisl most of the illumination in thi business district didnt bother ti turn on any exterior lights cept for the ticket wickets Sforc windows also were dark ITS GLOOMY STREET settled over Mason City again Tuesday0 eve ning as the general dimout went into effect this time because of a threatening coal shortage This usually bright spot on Federal avenue underwent quite an eclipse with the lights of the store windows and theater marquees lighting doused Notice the un usual effect of the automobile lights in the lower center of the picture caught by the photographer as he snapped his camera while the car was backing up ary the FBI said and charged long with Banning in federal ourt with theft of government roperty Johnson and McCul ough were not involved in the ank robbery the FBI said Texas officers were alerted for ie arrest of Banning Percy Vyly I FBI agent said after a tele ram from Banning arrived at 7ort Worth addressed to his moth r which stated get home do not open until Wyly said an airmail package containing in bills of and less arrived in Fort Worth Tuesday and had been intercepted by officers before it was delivered SCHOOL STRIKE AT STANDSTILL St Paul City Council Holds Meeting on Rift St Paul Minn tions on settlement of the public school teachers strike were at a standstill Wednesday The city council held an execu tive session to discuss the demands of the teachers who walked oul Monday to close 77 grade and high schools and Ramsey county state legislators adjourned a meeting after they failed to receive ex pected joint proposals for state aid The city and stale offiicals met wilh the teachers representatives Tuesday night and pledged to seek a revamped financial program permitting the city to grant higher salaries and make certain school improvements The teachers joint council AFL promised to consider the proposal but announced that the strike affecting 30000 students would continue Picketing will cease Wednesday night because of the traditional Thanksgiving hol idays and resume Monday the teachers said 1Killed 46 Injured m Chicago Explosion Chicago person was killed and 46 persons were in jured 4 seriously Wednesday at a warehouse explosion that shat tered windows of a passing street car and showered the car with de bris The dead man was Walter Ohnum 74 a metal polisher He diedof internal injuries several hours after the explosion Fire followed the mysterious blast that leveled the onestory brick building of the Boxer Tobac co house at 2456 North Ashland avenue on the north side and rocked the surrounding neighbor hood Wirephoto JOE DOYLE BANNING Bank Bandit of receiving stolen property also entered motion for a bill of par ticulars but this was denied The hearings for Potiriades Al ison Irving Elmer Jones Joseph Paul Deninger John Michael Kelly John Foster Clark Farrell William Clark and Marcellus Charles Mandt and possibly fur ther hearings for Stavnesli Moore and Olson will be held in Fort Dodge May 24 1947 owan Fatally Injured 3y Soybean Combine Belle Flainc Share 30 was fatally injured Tuesday when his clothing became caught n the power takeoff of a soybean combine he was operating on a arm near here 94 Iowa Mines Working Washington solid fuels administration reported Tuesday that a total of 94 mines employing 1045 men operating despite the coal strike in Iowa and pro ducing 6102 tons of coal daily Packing Union Convenes to Plan Possible Strike Move Chicago UR The strategy committee of theCIO United Packing house workers set Wednesday to plan possible nationwide strike ac tion against the Big Five packers Meantime representatives of 55000 AFL iSeat cutters and butchers rejected new contracts offered by their bargaining committee to sume negotiations at once President Kalph Helstein of the United Packinghouse Workers said unions 200000 members had leen notified Nov 12 to prepare Tor a strike within 2 weeks There is a very good possibil ly he said that the strike com mittee now would set a deadline or the completion of current ne otiations with Swift and com pany Should the union call a strike against Swift its members would eave their jobs at other major plants as well orderec The CIO Packinghouse Workers eek a uniform dollaranhour minimum wage for both men and vomen a guaranteed annual wage nd a cost of living bonus The AFL Meat Cutters and Butchers lave asked a 15 cent an hour vage increase a health and wel are fund plus an annual wage The contract offered by Swift nd Armour and rejected by the AFL locals reportedly called for n 11J cent an hour increase This accepted by the bargaining ommittee and recommended to he locals Tuesday The locals epresentatives rejected the pro osals but it was not known vhether they objected to the wage lause or other terms of the con ract Success or failure of CIO and AFL negotiators to settle with Ar mour and Swift was expected to eigh heavily in their dealings ith other members of the big 5 iudahy Wilson and Morrell The AFL already has completed ontracts with 500 smaller pack rs with the provision that the mailer concerns will Snatch pro ortionately any raises granted y the big 5 1 Day Off at SUI Iowa City petitions rom the student council and var ius housing units and signs on IB campus University of Iowa of cials have announced that the chool will observe only the one ay holiday on Thanksgiving as reviously announced Announcement Because of the reduced state of our newsprint stockpile and the threat to transportation involved in the present coal strike the GlobeGazette will not be printed on Thanksgiving day In this edition we have printed 2 sets of comics in order to keep the continuity of this section We regret the necessity of not printing on Thanks giving day but under the circumstances we find it un avoidable GLOBEGAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY Lee P Loomis Publisher OK Troop Data Outside Home Areas Lake Success N Y political committee of the United Nations assembly Wednesday ap proved an international inventory of all troops outside their home territories It then became embroiled in a new wrangle with Russia insisting on disclosures on all secret arma ment including atomic weapons along with figures on troops at home The voting was interrupted by a debate over procedure when Soviet Foreign Minister V M Mololov sought to amend Great Britains proposals for data on domestic troops by inserting the words and armaments at their disposal in home territory Sen Tom Connally DTex look the position that Russias move was out of order but de clared I have no objection to a full disclosure on arms when we reach the disarmament stage The argument occurred after the committee had approved the inventory for troops abroad and a declaration stating that the troops census and the question ol arms reduction were parts of a single generalquestion except where light from the in teriors filtered through with un certainty o light up displays in a roundabout and reverse manner The dimout which was the nex step to a blackout in Mason City was on a voluntary basis bu everyone joined in heartily to cu down the wattage The outdoor gloom of the city in general was in sharp contras to the gala spirit of Christmas coming up but whether this wil snuff out any of the good inten tions of holiday shoppers has yel to be proved So far the merchants have no complaints to register with Uncle Sam the miners or Santa Claus Sioux City and Council Bluffs joined he Iowa cities who have dimmed their lights to conserve coal and Davenport reported in dustry curtailments as the na tions coal strike continued Wed nesday About half of Davenports larger industrial plants planned to close Wednesday and remain idle the Thanksgiving holiday and the re mainder of the week a plant sur vey indicated The Sioux City Gas and Elec tric Co was informed Tuesday that the city was to undergo the dimout immediately and the company said copies of the order were being sent to all customers Meanwhile officials of the Iowa Power and Light Co estimated that 15 to 18 tons of coal were saved in Des Moines by the first nights dimout Monday following issuing of the order by the ci vilian production administration At Denison Iowa Mayor C L Ducander requested mer chants to close their stores at 5 p m daily except Saturday in order to conserve fuel The city light plant there reported less than a 2 weeks supply of fuel on hand In DCS Moines meanwhile Hal Parsons Iowa manager of the ci vilian production CPA which is carrying out the administration charged with dimout order said compliance throughout lowa had been excellent In Washington a CPA official said the authority invoked to en force a dimoui in specified states was contained ill the 2nd war powers act which provides punish ment by maximum fine of or a years imprisonment for wil ful violations The official said however that no criminal prosecutions were contemplated and pointed out hat the order also carried au hority to shut off the electrical service of wilful violators if neces iary MAN CHOKES TO DEATH ON MEAT G W Corner Renwick Dies m Clear Lake George W Corner 42 Renwick hoked to death after eating a iece of beefsteak in a Clear Lake estaurant Tuesday night it was eported Wednesday by Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo county oroner following a post mortem xaminalion Corner was dining vith companions from Renwick bout midnight when he choked JUDGE ACTS 20 MINUTES AHEAD OF EXPIRATION Judge Indicates Act of Congress Will Not Influence His Decision Washington Judge T Alan Goldsborough Wednesday ordered a 10 day extension of his order of Nov 18 which was de signed to avert a soft coal walk out The extension was ordered at the request of Assistant Attorney General John F Sonnett who broke into John L Lewis con tempt hearingjust 20 minutes be fore the order was due to expire at 3 p m Sonnett interrupted a lengthy argument by Joseph Pad way AFL general counsel who was seeking dismissal of the contempt action against the United Mine Workers and their president Lewis counsel promptly an nounced that the UMW chief who is challenging the courts right to issue the original order would not accept service of the extender Lewis scaled behind his law yers in the crowded courtroom smiled for almost the first time since the hearing opened Wednes day morning but said nothing There was a hurried sottovoce consultation between the judge and counsel for both sides Sonnet then said Lewis would be served with the order when he left the court building The original order instructed Lewis to withdraw his Nov 15 notice terminating the UMWs Thanksgiving Day in Iowa to Be Cold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thanksgiving day will be cold in Iowa though not unseasonably so the weather bureau said Wed nesday After a brief trend toward high er temperatures Tuesday with readings of 54 reported at Sioux City and Oskaloosa a new mass of cold air began moving into Iowa Tuesday night and brought lows of 14 above at Spencer and 15 above at Mason City The weather bureau said the cold air was spreading southeast ward across the state Wednesday and that the weather would con tinue cold through Thursday n his food He is survived Myrtle of Renwick by his wife Corner was born Jan 4 1904 at Rockford 111 where he lived until coming to Renwick Wards funeral home Clear Lake re ported funeral arrangements in complete There still are 92500 oneteach er schools in rural areas of the United States Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Wednesday night with low temperature about 10 to 15 Thursday increasing cloudiness and slowly rising temperature Iowa Fair Wednesday night cold er east portion Thursday in creasing cloudiness and rising temperature Low Wednesday night ranging from 15 extreme northeast to 25 southwest High Thursday 32 northeast to 45 southwest Shippers Forecast Northern half 5 southwest 20 and southeast 15 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night with slowly rising temperatures beginning west portion late Wedensday night Thursday in creasing cloudiness with slowly rising temperatures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Wednesday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 30 contract with the government Judge Goldsborough said Wed nesday John L Lewis and his mine workers are guilty of con tempt of court it it is proved le gally they disregarded his order against a coal mine walkout In those words Goldsborough indicated that his decision in the contempt ease against Lewis and ais miners would not be influ enced by the unions claim that he stopstrike order violated the NorrisLaGuardia antiinjunction act Regardless of whether or not he NorrisLaGuardia act applies n the soft coal case Goldsborough said no one can disobey a re straining order If that could be done we vould have anarchy the judge commented If the defendants disregarded he restraining order then they are guilty of contempt of court whether the NorrisLaGuardia act applies or docs not apply That in this courts opinion is the law Prior to the recess Joseph Pad way general counsel of the AFL appearing in a demonstration of AFL solidarity behind Lewis dis agreed with Goldsboroughs an alysis of the law Padway told the court that Lewis attorneys had advised the mine workers chief that he was within his rights in disregarding the restraining order The justice drew a laugh when he remarked dryly The cemetery is full of people who took the doctors advice At another point Goldsborough remarked that Lewis and the United Mine Workers made a very great mistake in walking out before the courU ruled on their contract dispute with the government Interrupting opening arguments for dismissal of a contempt of court citation against Lewis Goldsborough said The court feels that your ac tion in not waiting for a judicial determination was a very great mistake on your part Goldsborough said the real is sue which the court hoped to set tle was whether Lewis had the right to break off his contract with the government or whether under the SmithConnally labor disputes act he was impelled to keep his miners on the job for the duration of government operation Lawyers for Lewis argued that operation of the coal mines is not sovereign function of the gov ernment and that the government itself does not regard the miners as government employes There for they contended the Smith Connally act which outlaws the instigation of strikes against the government does not apply Lewiss attorneys contended the lovernmcnt was directly respons ible for the soft coal walkout There need not have been any cessation of employment there would not be today counsel for Lewis said if the government lad complied with the terms of he contract Padway referred to the govern mentUnited Mine Workers agree ment which Lewis cancelled last Acdnesday Padway also challenged the courts right to try Lewis for con ernpt   

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