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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IEPABTMENT CF t H I 6TDRY ANfc ASCH1 i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS 3L LED Associated Press and United Press FuU Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 1946 This Paper Consists ot Two On No 49 I I No Turning Back Says Cabinet Member Government Prepares New Cool Conservation Measures BIG 4 AIM FINISHED WITH 5 PEACE PACTS Only Minor Points Left After Big Concessions by Minister Molotov New York more tha a year of conferences sharpened b many bitter disputes between Hus sia and the western powers th council of foreign ministers Fri day counted the European sate lite peace treaties virtually com pleted due mainly to sweepin lastminute concessions by Sovie Foreign Minister V M Mololov Final agreement on ou island ing issues was not reached how ever until Secretary of Stat James F Brynes had reluctant accepted a proposal that Italy pa a total of in repar more than th Paris peace conference had rec ommended The Big 4 was due to clean u a number of relatively minor un settled points and to act on a re port from their naval committe presumably concerning the dis tribution of the Italian fleet Italy and the victorious alliec powers According to decisions reachei at Paris the Italians were sup posed to retain 2 battleships an a number of other naval craft Thi remainder of the fleet includini 3 battleships and 5 cruisers wa to be apportioned among the al lies It was a Big 4 session Thursday night which finally swept awa the lastpoints of dispute of an consequence and made it pnssibl for diplomats participating in the councils work to predict that thi treaties for Italy Romania Bul garia Hungary and Finland would be finally completed not later than Saturday afternoon The counci then is expected to move on to a preliminary discussion of a Ger man settlement Monday lOWANS STEER SETS TOP PRICE Brings a Pound at International Show Chicago junior grand championship steer owned by Phyllis Bonnater 15 Keswick Iowa was sold at auction Friday for S450 a pound a record price for a junior division steer at the International Livestock Exposi tion i George Gillis manager of the lunch room of a Chicago bought the steer after spir iited bidding and planted a kiss vi an Miss Bonnaters cheek when he sale was concluded rf i Miss Bonnater led her Hereford iinown as A C before the bid jailers Gillis Ellard Pfaelzer bwner of a packinghouse and Burt Overman of Wilson and company a pleat packers She smiled brightly j at each of them as they bid The junior grand champion steer ilast year owned by Robert Jotin fji son Galva Iowa brought a pound Miss Bonnater said the J Hereford cost her to buy and raise It weighed 1240 pounds Friday so her profit was She said she would use the money for college where she hopes to study teaching or nurs ing The grand champion steer of the exposition brought a pound Thursday The reserve grand champion was auctioned Thursday for S225 a pound Miss Bonnater said her steer lost 20 pounds during the exposi tion which opened Saturday The price Miss Bonnater re ceived for her steer was more than she had anticipated Earlier she said she hoped to get about a pound Russia Agree to Peaceful Atomic Use Lake Success N Y Foreign Minister V M MoloUn Friday accepted an American pro vision for early establishment o international control for atomii energy and other modern tech nological discoveries to ensure their use for peaceful purpose only The proposal put forward as an amendment Thursday by Senator Torn Connally in the United Nations drafting subcorn mittee debate on arms reduction was described by Molotov as meet ing the wishes of all of us It had been feared in some quarters that United States in sistsence on also establishing con trols over the use of atomic ener gy for peaceful purposes would snag the discussions The Russian decision in effec represented an easing of its pre vious insistence that atomic weap ons should be outlawed immedi ately in contrast to the American view that any such step should be part of a general atomic contro plan The United States made a direct appeal to Russia Thursday night for support of the American plan to control the atomic bomb and urged that the United Nations atomic energy commission ap prove the plan before the end of he year Bernard M Baruch taking peedy advantage of a change in he Soviet attitude as set forth earlier this week by Russian For eign Minister V M Molotov ooked straight at Soviet delegate Andrei A Gromyko in Thursday nights commission session and leclared We seek especially the parti cipation of the Soviet Union We welcome the recent authoritative tatesments of its highest repre entatives From these we are jus ified in concluding that it no onger regards the original Amer can proposals unacceptable as a vhole or in their separate parts s its member of this body slated n an earlier meeting Gromykos only immediate omment was that the commission needed time to study the proposal Baruch made it clear the United itates would accept nothing less nan agreement on its own plan We welcome cooperation but ve stand upon our basic principles ven it we stand alone he said We aim at an effective plan of ontrol and will not accept any hing less Baruch United States delegate o the commission since its incep lon also agreed with numerous elegates who have stressed in rrns reduction debates before the N political committee that if ations can control the atomic omb they can go on from there to ontrol other instruments of mass estruction End 5 Week Old Strike at Fairfield Foundry Failfield 5 weeks old oundry workers strike at the Dex PARK TREES FEED part of a citydirected program to prevent buffering during the coal strike many old trees are being felled in Pueblo Colo municipal parks Here a logging crew equipped with crosscut saws axes and tractordriven buzzsavvs prepares wood in Mineral Palace park for the municipal fuel stockpile er Washing Machine ere which had idled company approxi ately 350 men was reported set ed Friday William Parkin union repre entative announced that both the ompany and union Thursday Tight agreed on a contract giving men a wage increase The age scale under the new contract aries with the hourly increase reraging 16 cents At the time IB men walked off their jobs they id they were demanding a 20 snt hourly increase leather Report FORECAST aspn City Fair and continued mild Friday night and Saturday Lowest Friday night about 3035 Iowa Generally fair and mild Friday night and Saturday Lows Friday 3035 north and 35 40 south Highs Saturday 6065 IOWAS 5DAY WEATHER OUT LOOK The mean temperature will average 12 degrees above normal The state normal is 27 Mild through Monday colder Tuesday warmer again Wednes day Minnesota Mostly cloudy and mild Friday night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 26 At 8 a m Friday 31 Fog YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 26 BAN NEW ORDERS OF NATURAL GAS Gets Notice to Stop Installations Dealers in the territory servec by the Peoples Gas and Electri company have been notified t stop further installations of ga space heating equipment This notice to the dealers fol lowed the receipt by Charles E Strickland president and genera manager of the Peoples Gas an Electric company of a telegram rom the Northern Natural Gas company which supplies jiatura ras to the local company asking hat gas installations be stopped The Peoples Gas and Electric company supplies natural gas to Mason City Clear Lake Manly iensett Northwood and Ventura The telegramfrom the Northen Matural Gas company stated The present critical solid fuel iituation is rapidly accelerating he demand for natural gas anc he resulting condition couplec vith delays we are experiencing n securing materials and equip ment required to complete ca pacity additions under wayat this ime compels us to require that ou immediately take steps to stop 11 further installation of gas burn ng equipment for firm gas use ther than residential and com mercial nonheating in the com nunities supplied with natural gas iurchased from Northern Natural Jas company We regret that need xists for such action by us which s taken only because of the pres rit emergency situation compli ated by the already disturbed conomic condition affecting the manufacture and delivery of mate rials used by our industry Failure on your part to heed this request can result in actual shortage of gas for domestic and commercial users in some com munities and your full coopera tion will aid in avoiding such pos sible contingency This request to discontinue such sales is being for warded to all utility customers oj the company and it is to continue in effect until you are otherwise advised by us Banning in Iowa Des Moines Doyle Ban ning 19 arrested at Fort Worth Tex on charges of holding up the Carlisle Iowa bank along with Jay Earl Willis 17 Des Moines was in the Polk county jail Friday after his return here from Texas Both youths will be arraigned Saturday in federal district court Communist China Turns Do wn Marshalls Mediation Offer General Expected to Return to U S Fear AllOut Civil Warfare Nanking Communis China Friday rejected what wa expected to be Gen George C Marshalls final offer to mediat between Chinese nationalists anc communists and it was feared responsible quarters that allou civil war in China is now virtu ally inevitable It was believed that Marshal now will return to the United States for consultation with Pres ident Truman and Secretary oi Stale James F Byrnes and a pos sible complete reorientation of American policy in China Marshall it was believed woulc leave for the United States as soon as the national assembly which is meeting without commu nist participation completes the draft of Chinas new constitu tion The communist reply to Mar shalls final mediation bid was dispatched from communist head quarters in Yenan by Chou En Lai chief communist negotiator in Marshalls unsuccessful media tion attempt Chous reply said flatly that there exists no basis for nego iations between the 2 parties He added that the communists would consider new talks with he nationalists if Gen Chiang immediately dissolves the national assembly and orders nationalist troops to return to the positions of last January The 2 conditions were regarded as flatly impossible The assem bly is in full swing and virtually has completed the task assigned t by Chiang of writing a new Chinese January constitution since last the nationalist armies lave taken over vast areas previ lusly held by the communists ind have maneuvered into strik ng position for powerful blows against Yenan and remaining ommunist strongholds in Man huria LAST RITES SET rites will be held Saturday at p m for Mrs iusan Clary 84 at the Champion uneral home the Rev Glen Har ong officiating Burial will be in he Osage cemetery For many ears she was employed in res aurants in Osage She is survived y a son Claude Stevens and a aughter Mrs Nettie Swem both f Osage MAN STRANGLES IN GAR MISHAP lowan Caught Between Car Door and Garage Dubuque N Hea ley 76 a retired hardware mer chant of Dubuque was strangled to death Thursday night when he was wedged between the open car door of his automobile and an in side wall of his garage as the ma chine rolled backward after Hea ley had alighted from the car In the freak accident the middle of Healeys body was forced to the wall by the partially open auto mobile door and the top edge of the door pinned the mans neck to the side of the garage causing death by strangulation Coroner F S Leonard said Healey who had been putting up his automobile for the night had alighted from the car through the left door and as the automobile started to roll backward out of the garage he was forced into the garage corner by the open door the coroner declared car No Increase in Soap Supplies Is Expected Before Late Fall 1947 Chicago need not expect any increase in soap supplies before the late fall of 1947 the National Association of Retail Grocers said Friday The association pointed out that 22 per cent of this countrys pre var supplies of fats and oils were mported from the Philippines China and the East Indies and hat no accurate forecast can be made as to how soon a normal olume of trade can be resumed with those countries However he association said an improved total supply situa ion can be expected in the late all of 1947 This it said depends a great deal upon the European harvest lowan Killed Davenport Mike Kalchit ian 71 of Bettendorf was fatally njured Thursday night when he vas struck by an automobile ALLCOALUSING UTILITIES MUST REDUCE POWER CPA Will Channel More Fuel to Firms With Only 25 Day Supply Washington govern rnent is preparing to put evei more drastic limits Monday on th use of coal and electricity bybust ness firms plants and cities t save coal But no plans are being made a this time to cut down on the use of electricity or coal in homes sc the individual is not yet affectei at home by the coal saving moves of the government This is what the new orders wil do Monday if coal strike i not over by then 1 All coalburning utilities ii the country and those linked up with coalburning utilities wil have to dim out CPA said states most affected would be Florida Georgia North and South Caro lina Alabama Tennessee and Mississippi These restrictions will mean dimouts everywhere for stores street lighting and all outdoor electric displays such as Christ mas trees and other decorations Such a dimout already is in ef fect in 21 slates and the Districi of Columbia 2 When a utilitys coal slocks drop to a 25day supply the com pany must notify CPA In turn CPA will attempt to channel more power or coal to the firm but any day after that notifications given thesetighter regulations may bi put into effect No outdoor floodlights for amusements or stores will have general sports to reduce their indoor lighting 50 per cent eleva tor service will be cut 50 per cent where theres more than 1 eleva Lor A 40 per cent cut in the use of electrical machines in nonessen tial businesses and industries Essential places would be hos pitals newspapers and others Local authorities know which are essential and which nonessen tial 3 Electric power and light com more than a speci fied amount of 60day have to share their supplies with other utilities Much of the coke supply may go to makers of manufactured gas whose stock of which as is made is below a 15day sup ply This would put coke under control for the first time The government may require in dustries closed by the ban on non essential fricght shipments to give their coal supplies to essential users of coal still operating This information came from Ed ward Falck chief of the civilian production administrations office of emergency controls An embargo on railroad freight shipments Friday climaxed the snowballing effects of the soft coal strike with an avalanche of new unemployment that sent the idle ness total above 213000 in related ndustries Tens of thousands of American workers were handed preChrist mas layoffs as the 16day stop page gradually choked off the economic social and educational ife of the nation Predictions from across the ountry indicated more than 5 100000 workers would be idle by Vew Years if the coal strike is till in progress Injuries Fatal to lowan Des Moines suf ered in a trucktrailer accident ear Leland Nov 20 proved fatal Thursday to Oren C Fahrney 34 vho died at a hospital here Taxi Breakdown Almost Sent Champ Steer to Slaughterhouse By THOK J JENSEN GlobeGazette Farm Editor grand champion steer at the Chicago International Livestock Exposition got a new ease on life Thursday A Chicago axi which broke down almost sent it to the slaughterhouse Russell Firestone of the rubber company was on his way to the sale when his taxi quit He got to he sale ring in the stockyards Ust as the auctioneer was about 0 sell the 1380 pound Red Short horn for a pound to the lunch oom manager of the First Na tional bank of Chicago The wrinkled brown topcoat and a tiered grey hat which Howard Tcllier and I saw pushing through the ringside crowd did not sug gest a bidder to US until Fire stones companion suddenly raised his hand and nodded in answer to the auctioneers pleas for a bid The bidding moved from one side of the ring to the other very slowly as the baker deliberated his raises and finally refused to go higher than Firestones offer of a pound So now the steer will go on a tour of the U S in a fancy trailer and billed as an educational ex hibit on iis visits to the nations agricultural schools The auction eer pointed out that the steer was bred born and fed at Oklahoma A and M so it unquestionably is a college graduate Presumably the tour will be a post graduate course The S1050 bid topped the S10 a pound paid last year by a Chicago restauranteur for the grand cham pion owned by Carl Henkel of Mason City but it was far under the S3550 bid at the Kansas City Royal for the grand champion shown by Jack Hoffman of Ida Grove The Hoffmans scored again at the International Thursday when Karl Hoffmans champion Here ford carlot sold for 52 cents a pound Karl is Jacks uncle The grand champion carlot 15 Angus fed by Schmidt Brothers of Delmar Iowa sold to First Na tional bank for a pound The First National also bought the reserve champion steer for a pound It also was a college grad uate shorthorn from the Univer sity of Wyoming But it wil never be a post graduate Chicagos bankers will see to that Bidding was slow for the cham pionship beef Watching was tire some after the grand champions were sold and Tellier and I left our perch about 30 feet abovj the ring We had been sitting on the edge of a concrete loading ramp with our feet dangling above the auctioneers head We went on a quick tour of the Field museum and the Shedd aquarium before he went to check out of his hotel He left for Mason City for an in terview over KGLO at 12 Friday Iowas Idle Moves Past 3000 Mark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of Iowa industrial workers who will be idle begin ning Saturday week because of the coal strike and freight em bargo moved past the 3000mark Friday as the pinch of dwindling fuel supplies made itself in creasingly felt across the state Some individual Iowa com munities were adopting emer gency measures o save coal and at Iowa City President Virgil M Hancher said the University of Iowa might have to adopt 1 of 2 drastic expedients if the coal shutdown continues another 1 weeks The State university Hancher said could either complete the 1st semester by speeding up academic work and eliminating Christmas vacation or dismiss classes Dec 21 as scheduled and not resume them until the tieup ends Among the latest of Iowa in dustrial firms forced to curtail output was the French and Hecht Co of Davenport which Fridaysuspended operations in its foundry and some other de partments due to effects of the freight embargo About 300 of the 700 employes of the firm which manufactures agricultural wheels were affected immediately It was the 1st Davenport plant to take such action In Des Moines Gilford Miller Iowa solid fuels administrator said the Carroll Iowa Chamber of Commerce had notified him that Carroll was badly in need of coal Miller added that since he had received no specific ap plications from Carroll dealers asking for more coal the SFA could take no action In contrast with the University of Iowa where Hancher said the schools present 6000lon coal supply would last only until Jan 1 Iowa State college at Ames was reported to have a good supply of coal and had not contemplated any closing or other emergency actions With only a 3 weeks supply of coal left Grundy Center officials have announced that the schools would close Monday and the mayor issued a proclamation set ting business hours for shops and stores and the maximum tempera tures for theaters and public buildings Churches were limited to morn ing services in the proclamation and all public social activities can celled Temperatures were set at 70 by day and 65 at night in public buildings and degrees n theaters At Burlington 800 Case plant workers were laid off when the plant shut down at the start of the freight embargo at midnight Friday night The Murray Iron Works Bur lington and the West Burlington oundry ceased operations Fri day afternoon The two plants employ about 500 men Rule St Paul Council Zant Borrow Money to VIeet Teacher Demands St Paul Minn Min nesota attorney generals office uled Friday that the St Paul city MURRAY URGES LABOR UNIONS TO JOIN FIGHT Coal Situation Main Topic in Presidents Meeting With Cabinet Washington hourlong presidential cabinet meeting on the coal crisis broke up Friday with one cabinet member declar ing privately There will be no turning back in this fight This sentiment was voiced as CIO President Philip Murray called on all organized labor to join the battle against govern ment efforts to end the miners walkout by injunction President Truman presumably obtained his cabinets views on the approach he should take in his Sunday broadcast at p m to the nation After the cabinet meeting the president also saw Rep Randolph demo crat from a coal region of West Virginia With organized labor marshal ing reinforcements for John L Lewis battle through the high courts the United Mine workers posted bond to cover the 53510 000 fines imposed on them for ignoring a court order against striking The union put up U S govern ment bonds with a face value and Lewis posted a cash bond to meet his personal fine Both cash and bonds were sent to a U S treas ury vaultfor safekeeping Senator Capehart H Ind meanwhile came out with a state ment that he has good reason to believe the strike can be settled in one hour if Mr Truman and Lewis sit down together He said he was reliably in formed1 that Lewis prior to re ceiving a sentence for contempt of court had offered to start ne gotiations that would have set tled the strike satisfactorily1 The offer Capeharts statement added was made to Federal Judge T Alan Goldsborough on the con dition that the contempt sentenc ing be postponed for 24 hours Government attorneys Capehart said rejected the proposal Presidential Ross told Secretary Charles reporters as the ouncil cannot declare an mergency and borrow money to meet the demands of striking pub ic school teachers The more than 1000 teachers erving 77 schools have been on trike since Nov 25 in support heir demands for higher pay and ncreased appropriations for school maintenance equipment They asked a new salary scale anging from to a ear in place of the present o 2600 45 Union Coal Miners Voluntarily Back on Job Jackson Ohio Snick eneral manager of the Jackson rpn Steel company announced Friday that the companys 45 union oal miners had returned to work oluntarily rather than let the urnace shutdown The company makes a high rade silica iron and is one of only such companies in the country he iron is used by other steel ompanies for blending with other rons Shick said the men voted 100 cent to resume their work in company mine near here Had ley remained out with the rest of ie nations 400000 United Mine Vorkers the furnace would have nut down Friday weekly cabinet meeting convened that Mr Truman was consulting with administration officials on he broadcast Cabinet members would not dis cuss details of the hourlong con ference as they left the president but Secretary of Commerce Harri man told questioners Yes the coal situation was dis cussed Youll hear about it from he president Sunday night Secretary of the Navy Forrestal said the situation at naval coaling stations overseas is critical Actual writing of the speech loss said has not yet begun CIO President Philip Murray formally invited the rival AFL and the Independent Railway Brother hoods to join the CIO in unified action to combat what he called a deliberate and monstrous movement to cripple labor In a letter directed to AFL President William Green and to leaders of the railway workers the CIO chief declared the federal court injunction against Tohn L Lewis and the vengeful fine of upon the mine workers is the first step in a campaign of hysteria against labor Murray said Thursday the CIO would join Lewiss AFL mine workers in appealing the con tempt fines levied against them for ignoring a federal court order to end the strike In his letter released Friday Murray wrote The stage is set for the 80th congress to be met by national hysteria deliberately fomented and inspired It is my sincere conviction that we the leaders of our respective organizations must in the interest of our nation and our democratic institutions arise above any petty or persona quarrels to assure the successful completion of such a labor unity program In addition to Green the letter went to President A F Whitney of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Chairman T C Cashen of the Railway Labor Ex ecutives association At the white house Ross told reporters there was no comment on Greens suggestion of Thurs day that the government make a new approach to the situation by calling an operatorUMW con ference He said the suggestion had not come to the white houss in an official way   

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