Mason City Globe Gazette, November 30, 1946

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS This Paper Consists of Two Ono VOL mi Associated Press ind United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 1946 No 44 0 K FINES AGAINST COAL STRIKERS USBritain Oppose Veto in Arms Cut Plan STAND CLASHES WITH RUSSIAS VETO DEMANDS US Agrees With Reds on Atomic Control as 1st Disarmament Step Lake Success N Y United States and Great Britain teamed up Saturday in opposing any United Nations disarmamen program which Russia or any other member of the Big Five could veto The United States disclosed for the first time that it would insist that its no veto demand with respect to the projected UN atomic control program be extended also to other weapons which would be affected by disarmament The U S delegation handedthe UN political committee a proposed substitute for Russiasarmsscrap ping program The American proposal collide headon with the soviet demanc that disarmament be carried out under the UN security council where the veto could be used The U S stand however agreed with soviet insistence that the firststep toward world disarmament was an effective system for controlling atomic energy Great Britain announced earlier that she could not take part in any disarmament scheme subject to the veto An American spokesman said the U S resolution covered many of the same purposes set forth in the Russian proposals and at the same time would assure that any disarmament not be subjectto Five the security council TheBritish charged before the United Nations that Russia was trying to force the western powers to scrap the atom bomb while re fusing to reduce the size of her own armies Sir Hartley Shawcross of Great Britain in a speecji to the United Nations political and security committee rejected Russias in sistence that the Big Five retain their veto power over disarm ament Shawcross said in reference to Russias huge army we dont understand how it can even be suggested that rockets and bac teriological warfare not be at once abolished or that vast armies with longrange artillery can be maintained but the atom bomb is to be proliibiied His speech in effect also an swered a French proposal Satur day that the members of UN with draw theirarmies from foreign territories and at the same time start demobilizing their armed forces SCHOOL STRIKE IN IOWA ENDS TeachersAccept Monthly Pay Increase Fort Dodge of the Pleasant Valley district southeast of Fort Dodge have accepted a monthly pay increase and will re turn to classes Monday after being on strike during the past week Settlement of the wage dispute whichclosed 4 rural schools was agreed upon at a meeting of the 5 teachers and the district school board Friday night Urfder the terms of the new agreement the teachers will draw a month witli the retroactive to Sept 1 Originally the teachersasked a pay boost of monthly and went on strike when their demands were refused Fire Injuries Fatal to Iowa Woman 93 Carroll Nancy Davis I 93 Coon Rapids died Saturday in Carroll hospital of burns re ceived in a fire that virtually de ijstroyed her home Friday She was burned when a kero lsene stove flamed up as she was filling the tank Coon Rapids iire men said Launch Move to Abolish JP Courts Des Moines Iowa Dis trict Judges association Saturday authorized appointment of a com mittee of 3 to lend its advice in the drafting of proposed legisla tion to abolish justice of the peace courts in the state The action was taken after thi association heard Robert Bush Des Moines of the Iowa Junio Bar association and Allan W Denny Des Moines state chair man of the Junior bar explain that the proposed bill to be of fered to the next legislature seeks to set up a system of county courts in lieu of justice of the peace courts Allen Herrick chairman of the Iowa Bar associations committee on the county court bill also urgec the judges to appoint the commit tee The county court system would provide for the election of coun ty court judges who would visi every incorporated town in the county and hold court at leas once each month They would be given the same jurisdiction as mu nicipal courts Judge G King Thompson Ce dar Rapids who as vice presiden of the judges association automat ically became president when Judge Norman R Hayes of Knox ville was appointed to the state supreme court was unanimously elected president of the associa tion for 1947 PEACE DIM IN STRIKE Break Negotiations in St Paul Dispute St Paul Minn for settling the strike of public school teachers which has locked the doors on 30000 pupils Sat urday were blacker than at any ime since picketing began last Monday Negotiations broke off sharply Friday night after a long con inuous fulldress negotiating ses sion letween the city council and the teachers joint council The TJC representing the 1 169 teachers in the citys 77 schools angrily left the meeting at the state capitol with Miss Mollie Geary its chairman charg ng that the city council refused o back up with action its agree ment for a better school pro ram The negotiations have ended she said The teachers will re urn to picket lines Monday The teachers thus left to the city council the responsibility for resuming discussions The council men in a formal statement fol lowing the breakdown of talks charged that the single issue in debate written guarantees of separation of school finances from he balance of the city govern not within the coun cils legal right Issues of an increased salary scale had been negotiated to a range and the 51200000 annual appropriation or building improvements had leeir pledged by the council after eachers dropped their request for an annual outlay for new construction Miss Geary said The council said that the de mand to exclude school financing rom the limita ion or establishment of a sep arate per capita appropriation or schools only could be done by charter amendment or action of he state legislature IOWA IN THE Jean Reynolds 13 of Hereford calf one of the 10000 blooded animals entered in exposition which opened in Chicago Saturday Chicago Illinois farm girl who was just 7 years old when the last previous Interna tional Livestock Exposition was held carried off the first of the honors awardedas the 1946 ex position opened Saturday in this livestock capital of the nation Her name is Janet Countryman A 12yearold lassie from Clare 111 she won the lightweight short AP Wlrcphom Newton Iowa grooms her the International Livestock horn steer division in the junior livestock feeding championships with 860pound 16month old Shorthorn Stardust It was the first time in an Gathered in one great the Chicago stock yards amphithe in the yards adjoining pens were 10490 pureblooded Farmers Face Possibility of Corn Wheat Surplus in 1947 President Says Nation Due Big Carryover Even If Export Goals Met Washington UR American armers Saturday faced the dis urbing possibility that there may e surpluses of corn and wheat as early as next year President Truman disclosed Fri lay in announcing that grain re trictions had been eased that the Jnited States will go into the 1947 8 crop year with far larger grain eserves than ordinarily antici pated The crop year begins in uly Mr Truman said that even if he nation meets its export vhich many top officials concede s United States vill have a carryover of about 150000000 bushels of wheat and iOO000000 bushels of corn At the same time bumper yields if corn and wheat are likely again ext year whether theyre needed ir not Soil conditions are des as ideal and acreages will ie as large if not larger than this Also pointing to possible sur iluses is the fact that import needs f other countries are expected to 3e down sharply Most nations al eady have repaired most of their varshattered agricultural econ mies The job should be com leted by next year Many nations such as China and n d i a which never produce nough to feed themselves still ould use American gram But for ie most part they will not have ie money to buy it Because it expected world food upplies to continue next ear the agriculture department sked farmers to plant 71720000 cres of wheat and 92250000 cres of corn next year This is lightly less than this year The yield per acre is expected o be much higher however un ess some unforseen hazard such s insects or widespread blight lould change the picture In that ase production would top even his years alltime record crops The corn crop this year is esti mated at 3380672000 bushels hile the wheat crop hit 1169 22000 bushels BURGLARS STEAL SAFE Believe Gang Pulled 2 Other Jobs m Iowa Davenport be lieved to be the same gang that committed 2 similar jobs in Dav enport and Bettendorf this month stole a 500pound safe containing in cash from the Geifman market Captain of Detectives Harold Thordsen said Saturday Police have found no trace of the safe or the robbers On Nov 6 burglars stole an 800pound safe containing from another of the Geifman markets and last Saturday a 400 pound safe containing approxi mately from the Bill Glynn tavern Bettendorf Authorities also expressed a belief that the thieves were the same gang that operated in Ottumwa last week a safe containing more than was stolen from a food market The theft was discovered early Saturday morning Vets Anxious to Buy Surplus Soap Salt Lake City worked themselves into a lather buying surplus soap at the war assets administration sale here The largest lot went to Willard Gorman of Beverly Hills Cal who paid 10000 bars of toilet 57 cents a cake Others of the 500 veterans at the first day of the sale cleaned up 52000 bars during the morning hours alone animals representing the aristoc racy of the livestock world The prize cattle horses swine and sheejjiwere valued at 000 Currtedjanji combed owners tjiey were ready to com pete for and prize money From the grain bins which fee the world were 3000 samples of near perfect wheat oats barley rye and corn Displaying the greatest number of exhibits in the shows history farmers from 41 states and 3 Canadian provinces began compet ing for the in prizes that will be awarded during the 8day show Their prize animals and grains offered proof that the record breaking quantity of the American farmers food production since Pearl Harbor had not interfered with its quality They were a visible signal too that at least some of the world had emerged from the war without shortages without farmlands scorched and with its wealth intact Probably only America Satur day has the transportation the time and the agricultural wealth to hold such a show Some of the prize cattle were flown by airplane from distant points for the com petition The pens and stalls were jammed with row after row of the finest breeding beef cattle in the nation There were Herefords Shorthorns and AberdeenAngus bulls cows and heifers There were snowy white sheep which had been trimmed and combed with beauticians care and fat sows from II states and husky draft horses from 15 states and Canada These choicest of the nations onrthehoof isteaksand chops were expected to draw a drooling crowd of 125000 most of them city folk Held in conjunction with the show were the international grain and hay show the national wool display and the international horse show Sixtytwo judges will se ect the winners of the various competitions lowan Missing Washington iP First Lt Dwight K Gilbert son of Daniel K Gilbert Rippey Iowa was re jorted Friday by the army air orces as a crewman on an army air forces cargo plane which crashed into the sea off Iwo Jima Nov 16 Take Off Your Hat John Washington L Lewis xvho usually enters courtroom with his big black hat squarely on his head came in late after lunch Friday with Justice T Alan Goldsborough already on the bench Deliberately Lewis walked to one side of the railed enclosure and started to remove his overcoat his hat still on his head All persons must remove hats in the courtroom cried the bailiff looking squarely at Lewis The union chief proceeded with the removal of his overcoat folded it carefully and placed it upon a window ledge That done he doffed his hat placed it atop his coat and took his seat Fire Destroys Big Store Stocks Dallas Tex plus basement fire Saturday prac tically wiped out the reserve stocks of Dallas famed Neiman Marcus department store one of the nations fashion centers The stubborn furnacehot blaze sent billowing clouds of destruc tive smoke throughout the 5story building smartly decorated for the Christmas season and Store Man ager Robert A Ross said We cant begin to really estimate what this has cost us Our tremendous reserve stocks of fine furs shoes and other mer chandise stored in the basement is almost totally ruined he added Smoke damage in other parts of the store may be great Id say that the damage can easily top An investigation was launched at dawn to place the cause of the 4hour blaze which was discov ered shortly before midnight At least half a dozen firemen were temporarily overcome by smoke Assistant Fire Chief J W Owens and E H Miller building engineer were hospitalized A night watchman making his rounds on the 5th floor of the building reported he heard a ser ies of rumbling noises just before midnight which sounded like ex plosions He descended to the ground floor in an elevator and found smoke The automatic alarm sys tem called firemen to the scene at p m A 2nd alarm soon was turned in Altogether a dozen trucks responded The firefighters found what Bat talion Chief A B WHliams de scribed as a really mean situa tion Alreadyfaligued from combat ing a at theBurrus feeds milk and a blaze in a suburban shopping centerthey found the department store base ment intensely hot and thick with smoke Ross stated that the loss was insured but added It would be difficult to say that insurance could ever adequately cover a fire of this nature RADIO ARTISTS STRIKE AVERTED Find Workable Solution for Main Issues of Rift New York American Federation of Radio Artists AFL removed a strike threat from the 4 major networks Saturday fol lowing the announcement that workable solution had been found for principal issues of the dispute AFRA had scheduled a walkout of leading radio stars unless the networks agreed not to pipe in programs to stations which re used to negotiate With the union A joint statement issued by the union and the networks Friday night said negotiations for a new 2year contract would continue until matters still in issue are settled 4500000 Man Days Lost During October Because of Strikes Washington labor de partment reported Saturday that strikes during October involved 450000 workers with a loss of 4500000 mandays There were 450 new work stop pages and the total in effect at some time during the month was 750 The prolonged maritime strike was the major cause of idleness The conciliation service settled 276 strikes during the month About 1137 other labormanage ment controversies were settled without strikes Detroit at the bright funeral parlors almost fainted when a corpse in one of the caskets rolled over and be ain to snore Later the corpse Sharon King 40 paid a line for drunkenness PAUL PORTER OPA Post CPAOPAMERGER IS STEP NEARER Porter Quits Agency Faces Fight on Sugar Washington IP Merger ot OPA and the civilian production administration moved a step near er Saturday with the presidents acceptance of the resignation of OPA Chief Paul Porter Even as it entered its final days as an independent agency the OPA girded for a finish fight in federal district court over whether still another of its scarce powers go by the boards The continuation of sugar con trols a top official told a reporter maybe decided next Wednesday a federal judge hears an at tack on legality of rationing regu lations brought by the Maple Leaf Dairies Inc of Brooklyn N Y The resignation Porter who succeeded1 Chester Bowles last February was dated Nov 15 and EffectiveJ3ec 4 It was madepublic by the white house Friday night in a move taken as a signal for the consoli dation which had been talked over for several weeks by top admin istration advisers As for the court case against OPA the official who talked with newsmen said that if the attack on the agencys formula for ra tioning sugar to institutional and industrial users is successful to all practical purposes all sugar rationing is out The Maple Leaf firm obtained a temporary restraining order Wednesday to prohibit OPA from making sugar allocations under an amendment to its regulations This amendment holds that firms not engaged in manufactur ing sweetened condensed milk prior to August 1946 may not ob tain sugar for that purpose DEATH FOR 2 NAZI GENERALS Convicted of Massacre m Caves Near Rome Rome British military court Saturday decreed deathby shooting for two German gen erals it convicted responsibility for the reprisal massacre of 335 Italian hostages in the Ardeatine caves here Col Gen Eberhard van Mack eusen had asked the court to grant him the clean death of a by shooting A similar plea by several defendants in the Nuernberg trials was turned down and they were hanged Lt Gen Kurt Maeltzer was convicted with Mackensen for the massacre which came after 32 nazi police troops were ambushed and bombed to death in Rome March 23 1944 HEAVY BLASTS HIT JERUSALEM Jerusalem Heavy explo ions rocked the center of Jeru alem Saturday night Shooting continued for an hour fterwardAn alarm was sounded hroughout the city and Bren gun carriers moved into place Shots volleyed around the cen ral ppstoffices Some of the fire was directed at the Mahaneh Ye tiudah police station Rifled troops moved steadily into the center of he city MINE OWNERS BEGIN MOVE TO LEVY PENALTIES Government Agency Grants Petitions But Operators Must Collect Washington Federal Coal Mines administration dis closed Saturday that it has granted numerous application of bitumi nous coal companies to assess ab sentee fines against striking miners The agency declines to five statistics on the number of appli cations filed by companies or on those which already have been granted Thus as John L Lewis dug in lor a finish court fight with the government the mine owners moved to collect contractstipu lated penalties against coal diggers now in their 10th day of idleness Yes we already have author ized numerous individual coal companies to assess fines against their striking miners a coal mines administration official told a reporter This official said the government agency merely passes on the fine applications and it is up to the coal operators themselves to col lect the money out of future pay rolls Under this SFA authority the strikers faced the threat of fines running into millions of dollars A spokesman for Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Co said Sat urday the company had begun to levy daily fines against the 4 500 idle miners at its 14 western Pennsylvania pits The spokesman said permission to impose the fines had been granted by the navy coal mines administrator and the levies would be retroactive to Nov 21 the day the coal walkout began Pittsburgh Consolidation said the action is merely a bookkeep ing job until the strike ends Then it will be determined how much will be taken out of each pay The money is turned over to the union for use in welfare work aside from the health and welfare fund now kept up by a 5cent a ton royalty on coal which is jointly admin istered by company and union Meanwhile the interior depart ment announced that conferences are now in progress with 4 appli cants for permission to operate the governments wartime big and littfe inch oil pipelines as channels for bringing natural gas from the southwest to the indus trial east The plan contemplates some re lief for the tightening fuel short age stemming from the coal strike The pipelines are now classed as war surplus and are held by the war assets administration which plan to sell them to private op erators eventually The prospect of fines against Lewis 400000 striking miners stems from terrasof his contract with the agree ment Lewis has declared void and which the government holds is still in effect The pact provides that fines can vary from to a day depend ing upon the producing area Thus ifall the coal companies involved in the current strike should file applications for the government should assess the lull penalty for the 10 days their total assessment to date would range between 000 and Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Saturday night with lowest temperature about 28 Sunday fair and mild Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night warmer in northwest por tion Sunday generally fair and mild Lows Saturday night 30 northwest to 33 southeast Highs Sunday 39 northwest to 45 southeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day night with occasional light snow north early Saturday night Partly cloudy Sunday Slowly rising temperatures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 23 At 8 a m Saturday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 27 FINAL Boston College E Holy Cross Si FINAL Notre Dame Southern Cal FINAL FINAL Georgia Georgia Tech 1234 FINAL Alabama Kill Miss State 01 I ;

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