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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                t f A1 Tti NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME V f I1 A I C h1 I V E 5 k 3 i K L i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIU Associated Press and United Press FulJ Leased Wires FJve Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY JANUARY 3 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 7Z SENATORS DELAY SEATING OF BILBO CONGRESSMEN OPEN DRIVE TO STOP STRIKES But Strong Opposition Faces Proposals for Preventing Walkouts Washington fP Members of congress from both major parties opened a drive Friday to prevent strikes which affect the public health or coal strikes The drive faces strong opposi tion All proposals to compel unions and employers to settle their dis putes short ot walkouts or lock outs are being fought not only by organized labor but by wide seg ments of industry as well Rep Howard Smith DVa introduced a labor bill immediate ly after opening formalities were out of the way in the house One provision is designed to force arbitration of disputes in the most essential industries Another would outlaw the closed shop And a third would forbid collective bargaining on an industrywide basis such as autos and steel both of which suf fered crippling strikes last year Five house republicans were ready with another repeat also would re quire compulsory arbitration as a last resort in order to prevent strikes affecting the public health or safety These 5 are Reps Auchincloss N Clifford Case N Her ter Hale and Heselton Mass In compulsory arbitration the government would require a dis puting union and employer to let some 3rd party settle their ar gument Senator Ferguson R is writing a bill to do this through a separate system of labor courts No bills of any kind will be introduceoVHnthe senatehpwi ever until after Tru mans state of the union message is received next week Proposals for compulsory arbi tration though they will have much steam behind them are considered to have less chance of passing than legislation which would merely restrict unions in various ways without removing their privilege of striking as a last resort It is virtually certain that con gress will revise the labor laws in some fashion within the next 3 months but whether strikes will be outlawed is another question Many democratic lawmakers are waiting for Mr Trumans labor views which some officials have predicted will include the threat of a request for restrictive legis lation unless unions and manage ment settle their differences by themselves GENERAL IKE NOT CANDIDATE Miami Fla Dwight D Eisenhower in an in terview said Friday that the men tion of his name as a presidential candidate is not good for the great organization with wihch I am associated Eisenhower the armys chief of staff made it plain that he was thinking as a soldier of the na tions future security to prevent the United States from falling victim to some possible future superblitz From the beginning of the war when my name has been mentioned in connection with a possible future political career for me I have instantly refused to consider such a contingency said thegeneral during an inter view at an inspection of the armys Pratt general hospital in suburban Coral Gables I have not changed my mind he said grimly The army is definitely no partisan and national in char acter and any talk that tends to cloud the soundness of that fea ture is not to the best interest of the United States he added AP Wlrcpholo ARMY FLYERS BRING GIRL WITH PIN IN LUNG TO daring 4 hour flight in an army transport from Atlanta Ga through murky weather which had grounded commercial airliners Thursday night brought Elizabeth Thomas of Opelika Ala to the Temple university hospital clinic at Philadelphia where she was operated on for removal of a pin from her lung Philadelphia IP Surgeons Friday removed a pin from the right lung of little Elizabeth Thomas only a few hours after she was brought here in ah army C47 transport Temple university hospitals Jackson clinic reported the 31 year old girlresting comfortably following the operation Physi cians said there wereno compli cations shoulfl to leave the hospital in a few days The daughter of Mr and Mrs William H Thomas of Opelika Ala landed here Thursday night after a daring flight from Atlanta Ga through weather so hazard ous that direct authorization had To be obtained from Gen Carl A Spaatz of the army air forces Lt Edward O Stille of Rich mond Pathe piiot njinimized thing He said he Had a ceiling of 150 feet and visibility of well less than half a mile Study Iowa Legislature Act as Curb on Portal Pay Suits 1945 Measure Places Limit of 2 Years on Claims for Old Wages GAS TAX FUNDS ARE RELEASED Judge Issues Final Order for Clearance Davenport Protests Phone Rate Increase Davenport city coun cil Thursday night authorized Mayor A R Kroppach to file a protest from the city administra tion with the state commerce com mission against an announced in crease by the Northwestern Bell Telephone company in telephone rates here The council also requested the city attorney to determine wheth er an encroachment tax may be levied against the company for use of city streets for cables and man holes Iowa City state treas urers office has been authorized to start distributing approximate ly of 4th cent gasoline tax revenues which have been im pounded for more than a year A final clearance order was is sued Thursday by Johnson county Judge Harold D Evans after receipt of a mandate from the Iowa supreme court dismissing the application of Stanley Plank Ka lona for a restraining order Plank had sought to hold up dis tribution of the funds after the high court previously had ruled in another case that the 1945 law in creasing the gas tax from 3 to 4 cents was constitutional State Treasurer John Grimes said at Des Moines that distribu tion of checks to counties and towns would start as soon as Judge Evans order releasing the money from 2 Iowa City banks was re ceived This order however did not end litigation over the law which first started in August 1945 when L V CarletonIowa City real estate manfiled suit testing the consti tutionality of the measure The high court ruled the law was con stitutional It must pass now on Planks ap peal from Judge Evans court in his suit testing the laws consti tutionality Comptroller Issues National Bank Call Washington comp troller of the currency Friday issued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business Tuesday Dec 31 CONN TO SPEAK West Conn farm editor of the Cedar Rapids Ga zette who recently returned from a trip to Guatemala was to speak at a 4township Farm Bu reau meeting at West Union Fri day evening He was to discuss farming methods in this central American country and display pictures taken there Des Moines the filing of additional portalloportal pay suits in Iowa there was some speculation Friday as to whether an act passed by the last session of the Iowa legislature would ap ply tothe suits The 1945 legislature adopted a measure placing a limit of 2 years on the filing of claims for wages or for a liability or penalty for failure to pay wages In most portaltoportal suits payments of additional wages dat ing all the way back to 1938 are asked Some lawyers here said they be lieved the Iowa law would pre vent workers from filing suit for payment dating back more than 2 years However labor attorneys asserted they didnt believe a law placed on the books in 1945 could automatically rule out causes for action between 1938 and 1945 One of the latest Iowa portal toportal suits is a petition for in excess of 5500000 filed Thursday by the United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers union CIO against the LinkBelt Speeder Corp of Cedar Rapids Other such Iowa suits include one filed at Dubuque against var ious divisions of the John Deere company for a total of more than and one against the Dain Manufacturing Co of Ottum wa for more than These suits also were filed by CIO Boys Town Building Badly Damaged by Fire Boys Town Nebr 5 slory building around which Msgr E J Flanagan deyeloped his famed boys home was badly darn aged Friday by fire Eight fire companies from near by Omaha managed to confine the blaze to the 5story structure built in 1920 but the entire 5th story was damaged by fire and the rest of the building by water and smoke The building contained records of all boys who have been citizens here Fire Destroys Home Des Moines elderly Des Moines couple Mr and Mrs Fred erick Hoffman were homeless Fri day after fire Thursday night de stroyed their 2 room house cloth ing Christmas presents and house hold goods UNION REJECTS CASE PROPOSAL CIO Group Says Offer Js Hot Acceptable Racine Wis company proposal for settlingIhe yearold J I Case company strike was re jected Friday by leaders of local 180 United Automobile Workers CIO as not acceptable to the union Harvey Kitzman president of the striking local announced re jection of the offer which S B Withington company vice presi dent said matched one adceptcd last month by workers at the companys Rockford 111 plant Kitzman said the Rockford agreement did not comply with recent national labor relations board orders on bar gaining and in addition sets up 2 grievance procedures which the NLRB has prohibited in the Case strike The new company offer was disclosed Thursday in anewspa per advertisement and a letter lo some 3300 employes who have been on slrike at the farm equip ment companys main plant here for 53 weeks The proposal included previous offers of a wage increase averag ing 25 cents an hour and also of fered a revocable checkoff sys tem voluntary arbitration of grievances ancLa vacation for all employes who work 80 days be fore next May 15 Iowa and National Bank Calls Issued Des Moines formal calf for a statement of conditions as of Dec 31 1946 has been issued to Iowas 552 statechartered banks N P Black superintendent of the state banking department said the statements were returnable within 10 days In Washington the comptroller of the currency Friday issued a call for a statement of the con dition of all national banks at the close of business Tuesday Dec 31 The muskrat an important fur bearing animal is a large North American ratlike rodent which is both aquatic and nocturnal NEW WAVE OF JEWISH RIOTS HIT PALESTINE British Troops Hunt for Underground Gang Members After Attacks Jerusalem thousand red devils of the British 6th air borne division swaumed through Palestinian streets and byways Friday in search of Jewish under ground forces who loosed a new wave of violence with a score of widely scattered attacks Closing ranks in the face of re newed outbursts the British army ordered its men to carry arms at all times and never walk alone Underground threats of mounting truculcnce emphasized by the new attacks on military and po lice positions prompted the pre cautions Authorities announced that one British officer was killed and 26 persons among them 6 military policemen were wounded Thurs day night in the underground on slaught The timing and synchron ization marked it as a planned campaign Some 500 Jews were taken lo army screening posts At least 10 were taken to the Latroun deten tion camp The search waslike that at Rehovot a day earlier but more intense The Rehovot opera tion was aimed at suspects in the flogging of 4 British soldiers Sun day night The extremists were believed seeking to provoke the British troops into drastic retaliation Iowa Digs Out After Heavy EallofSnow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa was digging out Friday after a general snowfall ranging in depth up to about 8 inches All main roads were open Friday morning but some secondary roads still were closed by drifts as deep as 4 feet or more Only 4 of an inch of snow was reported in Mason City Friday The temperature went to 5 below during the night and was 4 below at S a m Friday The snow was accompanied by subzero temperatures in northern Iowa with Spencer reporting 13 below Sioux City 10 below and Pocahontas 11 below The Iowa highway commission said shortly before noon that all highways were clear except for some snow in towns and in shel tered areas Highways in the ex treme northwest were icy and driving was hazardous Snow depth of 8 inches was re ported in the southeast section in cluding Leon Washington and Davenport West of Cedar Rapids there was oneway traffic on highway No 30 in some drifted spots as plows moved in lo widen the through fares Bus lines said some sche dules between Des Moines and Chicago and Des Moines and Kansas City were cancelled Thurs day night but that operating con ditions were approximately nor mal Friday A blanket of new snow covered many sections of New England the midwest and extended into Okla homa and in the Texas panhandle and other north Texas points The falls in some cities were the heav iest of the winter and covered al ready slippery highways and streets Temperatures dipped to near freezing in California and to near zero in Spokane Wash Bitter cold struck the Dakotas and Minnesota Friday and the mercury dropped to more than 30 below at Bemidji Minn near the 30 below mark at Pembina N Dak and from 15 to 20 below in parts of South Dakota The coldest temperature re ported was 34 degrees below zero in West Yellowstone Mont AP Wirephoto WIFE BARRED BUT CHILD IS U S CITIZEN Charles Quatt purple heart veteran top looks at a picture of his German wife who is barred from the United States Their 6 months old son Charles Jr born in Germany may enter the United Stales as an Ameri can citizen Mrs Quatt right holds their son VETERAN MAKES PLEATJTRUMAN Asks to Bring German Bride to This Country Hawthorne N J An exGI appealing to President Truman for permission to bring his German bride to this country backs up his plea with a quotation from the Bible The former soldier Charles Quatt said Thursday he had writ ten to the president asking for aid in getting the former Litte Nipp gen whom he married secretly in 1945 in Regensburg Bavaria into this country I put it up lo you Mr Presi dent Quatt said he wrote Did I do anything that was not correct according to any concept of mor als common sense or the Holy Bible The Bible says thou shall go forth into the world and seek a wife Look as I may it did nol say what nationality she could and should be Quatt said the civil ceremony in his marriage was kept secret be cause the army then had a fra ternization ban and refused per mission for the wedding The stale department has agreed lo admit their infant son as an American citizen he said but has refused lo permit his wife lo enler Jack the Snipper Clips and Apologizes Washington Washingtns Jack the Sniper sheared his 8th victim Thursday night and apolo gized for jostling her Bernice Dyer 17 a junior at St Patricks academy reported she lost a lock of her brunette hair ap parently to a stranger who bowed and apologized for bumping her on a trolley loading platform Mrs Margaret Dyer the girls mother said her daughter didnl discover her loss unlil she arrived home Bernice had been letting her hair grow for 2 years she said Lawmakers Work in SteelBraced Rooms Washington went to work Friday in a couple of rooms that look like old gymna siums Only the gyms usually are better lighted The house and senate chambers look like gymnasiums because each ceiling is supported by a network of steel beams Engineers decided the ancient ceilings were unsafe so in 1941 the beams were put in Without this support congressional oratory might literally have become roof shaking Both the house and senate chambers are buill on Ihe same plan A gallery runs around each From this balcony spectators may peer down on legislators in ac tion Now for a few differences in the 2 places been carefully The senale Its desks have divided The 51 republican desks arc to the left of the presiding officer The 45 democratic desks arc on his right The desks of beautiful mahog any shine brilliantly Behind each desk is a red leather chair The senate usually is more dig nified and formal than the house Its page boys wear short pants The senators apparently never heard of a public address syslem and consequenlly they are hard to hear The snuff box on each senators desk has been filled The house Its 444 benchlike seats arc ar ranged in a semicircle The 245 republicans have only 222 seats on their side but they probably wont show up simultaneously very often Unlike the senate house mem bers have no desks and they sit wherever they please The house is informal and its page boys wear long pants Its members use microphones and consequently can be heard very plainly If they want to dip snuff they have to bring their own 2 BOYS BURNED IN STOVE BLAST Mason City Home Is Gutted by Flames Two boys Ronald Swain 16 and Carl Swain 14 of 2211 23rd S W were in the Park hospital Friday afternoon for Ireatment of burns about their face and hands Ihe result of an explosion of a slove in their home during the noon hour According to information ob tained by police who took the boys to the hospital cylinder oil had been used for fuel in a stove and had exploded The home a 1J story structure was gutted by the fire The fire deparlmenl fought Ihe flames for more than an hour The parents Mr and Mrs Abraham Swain were nol at home at the lime of Ihe explosion The Conway river in Norlh Wales 30 miles long and noled for its beauty has been famous for its pearlssince Roman times Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly clear Friday night and Saturday colder but diminishing winds Friday night Low Friday night about 12 be low t Iowa Cold wave east portion Fri day night and continued cold Saturday Lows Friday night near 10 below High Saturday 15 above Shippers Forecast Northern half 15 below southern half 10 be low Iowa 5day weather outlook The mean temperalure will average 10 lo 14 degrees below the state normal of 19 degrees Cold Sat urday slow warming trend Sunday and Monday colder Tuesday warmer Wednesday No precipitalion of consequence Minnesota Fair and continued very cold Friday night Gen erally fair and not quite so cold Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 10 Minimum 5 At 8 a m Friday 4 Snow 4 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 1 OPEN WAY FOR DOP TO TAKE OVER CHAMBER Mississippi Senator Stopped From Taking Oath in First Session BULLETIN AVashinglon senate voted Friday to de lay the seating fo Senator Bilbo DMiss This left the way open for newly elected republicans to take the path giving their party control of the senate The vole was 38 to 20 The vote came on a motion by Sen ator Taft ROhio to with hold action indefinitely on 2 by Sen ator Taylor DIdaho to deny Bilbo a seat while the rules committee looks into his qualifications and the other by Senator Overtpn DLa to seat Bilbo while charges against him are heard Washington Triumphant republicans quickly elected Joseph W Martin of Massachusetts speak er ol the new house Friday but senate organization lor the 80th congress stalled in debate over seating Theodore G Bilbo of Mis sissippi Martin first republican to take over the house gavel in 15 years was elected 244 to 182 In a key note speech he called upon demo crats to cooperate with his party in handling such postwar prob lems as labor laws taxation and government economy The house then was ready for business with 2 major tax reduction measure and a compre hensive labor bill which would outlaw the closed shop and force arbitration of disputes in essential in the legis lative hopper But at the other end of the capi tol an exceptional and wordy wrangle over permitting Bilbo to serve a 3rd term delayed organi zation of the senate after only one new of Con taken the oath Bilbo in brown suit and red tie walked up to the bar with a dem ocratic colleague Overton of Lou isiana to take his oath Promptly Senator Taylor DIda objected and offered a resolution lo block the Mississippian pending a fur ther inquiry Senator Ferguson HMich was ready with a similar resolu tion from the republican majority already committed against Bilbo But many of those republicans had not taken the oath and con sequently lacked a vote And in opposition to the republican move 14 democratic senators organized for extended debate in Bilbos behalf Bilbo listened without a word as Secretary Leslie L Biffle pre siding ruled that Taylors motion to keep the Mississippian from taking his seat had the right of way over Shy move to administer the oath Previously republicans w h o had been fighting to keep Bilbo from officially taking his seat blocked the usual swearing in of senators by quartets in the alpha betical order of their names Senator Brewster RMe said he would demand that the senate remain in continuous session night and day until there is an opportunity to vole on Bilbo Southern democrats made it plain they will resist by talk the effort of republicans and some democrats to prevent Bilbo who has been accused by the senate war investigating committee of using his office for personal gain in dealings with war contractors from taking his seat Friday Senator McClellan D Ark fold a reporter there will be considerable debate Senator Taft K chair man of the republican steering committee retorted we have a way to beat that Cloture he explained to re porters Cloture is a rule limiting de bate It requires a twothirds vote for adoption The No 1 measure offered in the house was the republican plan to cut individual income taxes Instead ot the proposed 20 re duction across the boards it provides for a 20 tax cut on the first of income and a 105 reduction on income above that figure The first republicancontrolled congress since 1931 convened promptly at noon and recessed at p m until Monday In the white house President Truman heard and saw the open ing house proceedings by means of television   

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