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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL tm Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 1947 This Paper Consists ol Two One NO idtf BUDGET GROUP REJECTS GUT LIMIT BRITAIN PASSES CRISIS POINT IM COAL SHORTAGE Government Turns Dow Trumans Offer of Aid From United States London fP Prime Ministe Attlee sought with his coal cab inet Friday night to fix an ap proximate date for ending Br tains disastrous industrial shu down and a government man announced there were sign that the nation had turned th corner in the crisis At the same time the prim minister declined with thank President Trumans offer to d vert Europebound coal to Britis ports saying the need on the con tinent was no less great The coal cabinet conference wa the first indication for the island 49000000 shivering and browned out inhabitants that the end o the fuel crisis might be in sight But if we have turned the cor ner it is only just said Sir Gu NottBower undersecretary of th ministry of fuel and power As drastic electricity restriction were maintained into the 5th day government sources said the re turn to normal might be gradua A source close to the prime min isters office said an importan statement on the situation prob ably would be issued Friday night However with only slight gain registered in coal stocks at pow er stations the British gas coun cil alerted the countrys 1100 ga plants to be ready to shut off ga supplies to nonessential indus tries B P Aicard secretary genera of the European Coal organization said the presidents very gen erous offer might prove impracti cal at the present time The presi dent suggested yesterday that coa ships enroute to continenta countries be devirted to Britain Aicard estimated that 500001 tons of coal were on the way ta Europe at the moment but sail this amount was but a small frac tion of Britains needs Government sources said tha in a gradual relaxation of restric tions some industries at firs might be given 50 per cent of their normal power needs enough to restore to at least part time em ployment some of the workers left idle in the crisis The boarc of trade has estimated that from 5000000 to 6000000 were unem ployed thus far It also seemed likely that some industrial areas where coal stocks were not so dangerously low would be able to resume full pro duction before others London re mote from the coal fields may be one of the last areas to have the power restrictions removed MARSHALL SATS WORLD CRITICAL Secretary Confers With Foreign Relations Group Washington IP Secretary of State Marshall reported the world is in a very critical condi tion in his first meeting Friday with the senate foreign relation committee The new secretary of state gave this word to newsmen as he left the closed committee session Chairman Vandenburg RMich said that he found Marshalls re port on world affairs encourag ing in many respects Marshall declined to elaborate on his hour and a half talk He told reporters on leaving that the recall of Ambassador Arthur Bliss Lane to report on conditions in Poland does not mean a rupture in diplomatic relations He declined to say however whether Lane later would return to his post in Warsaw Asked specifically whether he had made a hopeful or en couraging report to the senators on international conditions Mar shall replied I told them the world is in a very critical condition Marshall said he talked about most of the worlds trouble spots SAME DATE 59 nvhlte flac mrans no traffic death In past 24 hour pfrictdl 6000 Miners Quit In Sympathy With Underground Strikers Lansford Pa thousand miners Friday quit work in sym pathy with 13 hard coal diggers on a sitdown strike 800 feet below the surface of the earth The Panther Valley committee of the AFL United Mine Workers voted to halt work beginning with Fridays shift in a sympathy move for the coal diggers who are pro testing docking of pay Meanwhile miners went to work supplying the sitdown strikers with food blankets newspapers and other comforts Its going to be a fight to the finish declared a committee spokesman Fifteen miners refused to leave the Lansford workings of the Le high Navigation Coal company Wednesday night but 2 emerged later one because of illness and the other because he was a bride groom and he had promised to help his wife set up a new home As for the others Chairman Fred Gallagher o the Lansfnrd UMW local said Everybody is happy and comfortable but they are very serious minded They are not kids average age is dont think it is a joke Fridays shutdown brings a com plete halt to the vast Lehigh Navi gation operations at Lansford Coaldale Nesquehoning and Tarn aqua The 15 men protested what they said was company docking of pay for failure to work a full day Evan Evans vice president and general manager of the company said No formal grievance has been presented to the company by the group and when this action is taken we shall hear it with a sym pathetic attitude Costs must be lowered he said and the only way that can be done is through more produc tion and at least a full days work by each individual who is paid for a full days work BRITISH BATTLE of a Biitish naval boarding clubs in an attempt to quell a disturbance among Jewish refugees as they were about to be removed from the schooner Lanegev in Haifa harbor Palestinef or transfer to Cyprus last Sunday Fields Gets 90 Days in Jail and Fine for Contempt Public Relations Man Sentenced for Faffing to Reveal His Books MIS HIT BY MASS WALKOUT 5000000 Workers Stage Demonstration Paris UR An estimated 000000 civil service employes valfced off their jobs late Friday aralyzing transportation closing oyernment offices and virtually ringing French life to a stand till in a demonstration for higher vages to meet the inflationary cos f living The strike was scheduled as a emonstration and to last only riday afternoon It deprived the ity of telephone service AH lines o the provinces were dead as was he metropolitan automatic net The sudden walkout occurred bout 4 p m when the workers ook to the streets for massive par des along the Paris boulevards banting their demands for pay nd carrying big banners Paris was in confusion as hund eds of thousands milled in the treets or demonstrated Citizens ere unable to reach their homes ecause all public transport had alted The French radio a gov rnment enterprise went off the ir precisely at 4 p m France al eady was without newspapers ue to a strike There was no means of restor ig order because all police had ft their beats to join their com ades in the demonstration One Hce sergeant led a parade car ing a red banner adorned with a ellow hammer and sickle ister Kenny Planning Retire From Work San Francisco Eliz eth Kenny famed Australian urse who claimed to have de eloped a new method for treat g infantile paralysis will retire om active work a Kenny found ion official said Friday E 0 Hubbard northern Cali rnia chairman of the foundation id Sister Kenny will make the nouncement in M i n n e a p oiis inn He said she would give as asons for her retirement lack of nds with which to carry on her ork and a need for rest after 40 ars of nursing Washington P Benjamin F Fields Washington public rela tions man Friday was sentenced by Federal District Judge Alexan der Goltzoff to 90 days in jail and fined for contempt of house committee Defense attorneys announced they will appeal to the V S court of appeals and Fields was released on S500 bond Fields was convicted February 5 by a district court juryof failing to give thehouse surplus property committee last year all his finan cial records in connection with the sale of surplus btonze screen wire to C B Warr an Oklahoma build er The government contended Fields failed to submit documents in response to a committee sub poena showing division of a commission received for sale of the screen The government said Fields made 59 per cent profit on the transaction Fields had given the house com mittee last August a memorandum showing one third of the commis sion was to be paid to Glenn A Dies an associate one third to John Doe and to another John Doe with the remainder to himself In 1931 Fields was sentenced to 15 years by a federal court in Oklahoma for using the mails to defraud in the sale ofoil stocks He was paroled in 1938 and the sentence commuted in 1940 Hog Prices Reach 2nd Highest Mark in History Chicago hogs again pushed to a new recent high price Friday hitting the second highest level in history Last Fri day a similar sharp advance cul minated the weeks trading to fin ish at The peak price was paid Oct 15 and 16 at immediately after removal of price controls and compared with the October Drice ceiling of and the June roof of 1100000 Vets in School Washington than 1 100000 veterans between 18 and 29 are in school under the GI bill of rights the census bureau re ported Friday BIG AND LITTLE INCH LINES SOLD Houston Texas Firm Pays Washington war as sets administration Friday sold the governmentowned Big and Little Inch Pipelines to the Texas East ern Transmission corporation of Houston Tex for The firms bid was the highest of 11 opened at a public session last Monday It is only lower than the government spent to build the lines during the war to transport oil and petroleum products from Texas to the Phil adelphiaNew York area WAA Chief Robert M Littlejohn annouced the sale at a news con ference and said it was approved Friday morning by the agencys real property disposal board Littlejohn said the sale is sub ject to approval by the depart ment of justice and the issuance of a certificate of necessity and con venience by the federal power commission Blue Is Undecided on Iowa Income Tax Bill Des Moines Robert D EBlue said Friday he had not yet made up his mind on what he will do about the income tax bill He added he might check with the attorney general as to whether he must act before midnight Friday night It is possible that I will have until Monday morning the gov ernor told a news conference The law gives the governor 3 days excepting Sundays and days the legislature is not in session in which to decide on a bill after it reaches him The income tax meas ure reached the governors desk late Tuesday UN Will Get Hot Question of Palestine London British gov ernment has decided to refer the Palestine question to the Unitec Nations it was announced Fri day An official statement said At the final meeting of the Palestine conference Friday aft ernoon Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin reviewed the efforts which the British government had made to find a solution to the Palestine problem He informed the delegates that since no proposals put forward by the British government had proved acceptable as a basis for further discussion the British government had decided to refer the whole problem to the United Nations Leaders of each of the Arab delegations reemphasized that no proposal which involved any form of partition or Jewish immigra tion would be acceptable as a basis for solution of the problem Bevin and Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones expressed their thanks to the delegates for their courtesy goodwill and friendliness throughout the dis cussion A Jerusalem dispatch to the Ex change Telegraph Friday said the death sentences of 3 members of the Irgun Z vai Leumi underground organization had been confirmed Uphold Ruling on Industrial Sugar Ration Washington U S dis trict court of appeals Friday up leld a lower court injunction out lawing the OPAs historical use system of rationing sugar to in dustrial consumers The 2 to 1 decision upheld the Plea of the Moberly Mo Milk Products company that the OPA historical use system discrimin ated against it and other newcom ers in favor of established con cerns The OPA had argued that if the injunction were upheld a whole new system of rationing sugar would be necessary and its entire sugar program would be under mined The injunction issued by Fed eral District Judge F Dickinson last month does not affect retail sugar rationing directly lowever It applies only to indus trial rationing Justices E arrett Prettyman and Wilbur K Miller of the ap teals court voted to sustain the njunction Justice Henry W Edg erton dissented The OPAs au hority under the 2nd war power act expires March 31 Legislation las been introduced to extend ugar rationing separately and to correct the law to permit the his orical use basis Treasury Finds Half of Bill Missing Washington treasury eported it straightfaced There are it said worth of bills in circulation Somebody said this must be ATong that the total as given is lot divisible by 2 And shouldnt he last number be an even one The treasury explained that half f one bill is missing International Soundpbolo TUBBY OR NOT biggest baby of her age is the record 42pound Toney Marie Christines is claiming and she credits her healthy tonnage to the Cali fornia climate The Iiy2monthold babyis the daughter of the Antoriio Christines of Oakland Taft Asks Emergency Setup to Seize Strikebound Plants Proposal Would Allow Congress to Decide on Drastic Action Washington repub licans appeared aiming Friday at passage of emergency legislation to modified governments wartime power to seize strikebound plants The tipoff came from Sen Rob ert A Taft R Ohio chairman of the senate labor committee He suggested an emergency measure to allow the government to seize industries whena strike threat ened the national welfare Taft did not suggest a return to the wartime system under which the president had continuing au thority to order seizure Instead tlis plan would allow congress to decide in each case when a strike warranted the emergency action Other congressional develop ments C Douglass Buck S Del introduced legislation on Friday which would permit rent Boosts up to 10 per cent and sub stitute court enforcement for rent control by OPA Bucks measure would end federal rent control 3ec 31 1947 It would remove rent ceilings from hotels at once sources said only strong backing by senate president Arthur H Vandenberg R Mich could save David E jilienthals appointment as head of the atomic energy commission With3 of the big four senate re publicans ranged against him ilienthals friends and foes alike predicted that Vandenbergs voice would be decisive Morgenthau Diary Former Treasury Secretary Henry Mor genthau Jr agreed to return any official papers contained in the files he took with him when he eft the cabinet However the sen ate war investigating committee went ahead with its plans to in estigate the document disposal solicy of all federal agencies It las heard reports that both the maritime commission and war de partment have destroyed papers vithout proper clearance Leo Allen R 11 of the house rules committee urged the ways and means com mittee to give favorable consid eration to his sliding scale plan Or income tax reduction He fav irs cuts of 20 per cent for incomes up to ranging to 10 per cent or incomes of or more ffays and Means Chairman Har Indian 108 Is On Warpath for Wife No 5 old Knutson favors a flat 20 per cent on all incomes up to In outlining the plan for seizure of struck plants Taft told a gath ering in Columbus Ohio that the freedom to strike was an ultimate essential but that a strike against the entire people was in effect a revolution against the govern ment He said his emergency proposal could be enacted to become ef fective on passage of a joint con gressional resolution or it could be prepared but not passed until it became necessary Taft who is also chairman of the GOP policy committee said he had no immediate plans to intro duce such a measure But his dis cussion gave a clear indication of republican thinking on labor leg islation Rescue Ships Remove 150 Passengers From ReefGrounded Vessel Vancouver B C ships after battling through a southeasterly gale early Friday removed 150 passengers and crew members from the SS North Sea aground on middle reef near Bella Bella B C 300 miles north of Vancouver In a pounding sea the 3133 ton ship struck the reef in Seaforth channel on the inside route to Alaska late Thursday night Omaha Nebr Little Wolf a Sioux Indian who claims le is 108 looked forward hope iully Friday in his cluttered tena rnent house room to marrying for the 5th time Little Wolf who said he was the son of the great warrior RainIn Thc Face and fought in Ousters uast Stand left his last wife Liz zie when he was 90 He was em Jloycd as a steel worker in New York City at that time I left her because she cut her lair and made a permanent wave Little Wolf said I told her if she cut her hair it would be like cutting my throat Hair is a wom ansbeauty Hers was dark dark brown The surprisingly smoothfaced Indians own grey hair was close cropped He wore a head band just for representation and on top of that a green eye shade The reason for his lack of plaits he said goes back 40 years when he was riding in Buffalo Bill Codys only Indian to ride under the belly of a horse and cut a bullseye with an arrow He had just performed his ar row shooting from his upside down position at a St Louis show and his plails ramp loose The gallop ing pony stepped on one and liked to snapped my head off Right after the show I cut em off Little Wolf said Bill Cody cried like a baby Never grew em since Chief Little Wolf had very def inite ideas on the 5th girl that he marries She must be 48 years old weigh 145 pounds She must not be a squaw I dont want a boose hound he said Nintynine out of 100 squaws are boose hounds and winos Why Because they aint supposed to drink and its human nature to do what you aint supposed fo do Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and colder with a few snow flurries Fri day night and Saturday fore noon Lowest Friday night about 28 becoming partly cloudy and mild Saturday afternoon Iowa Partly cloudy with little change in temperature Friday night and Saturday except cloudy and colder with a few showers and snow flurries ex treme north Friday night and Saturday forenoon Lows Fri day night 28 north to 35 south Highs Saturday 35 north to 48 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy and colder with snow flurries Fri day night Clearing and little change in temperature Satur day Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average near the state normal of 22 de grees About normal at first colder Tuesday and much colder Wednesday Precipitation will average less than 5 hundreths of an inch with light rain chang ing to snow Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Friday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 12 SENATEHOUSE BODY VOTES TO SLASH DEFENSE Joint Committee Bans Public From Hearings on Trumans Estimates Washington legisla tive budget committee Friday re jected a proposal to limit the cut in President Trumans budget es timates to Sen Owen Brcwsfer RMaine said that the committee had de feated a proposal to exempt the army and navy from budget cuts Republican members of a budget subcommittee had agreed on a cut of approximately 000 in national defense funds This aroused opposition from some re publicans as well as democrats Brewster toia reporters as he emerged from a meeting of the 102man full committee that a proposal to prohibit cuts in army navy defense funds was offered by Rep John D Dingell He said only about 7 members voted for it President Truman in his pro posed budget esti mate for the 1948 fiscal year rec ommended an appropriation of approximately 511200000000 for national defense The total cut in the presidential budget as recommended by the subcommittee was 56000000000 The full committee is considering the proposal to put a ceiling on federal expenditures of 000000 Sen Edwin C Johnson CD Colo revealed that the joint com mittee had agreed to vote at 2 p m on an amendment by Sen Chan Dak to limit the budget cut to Earlier the committee overrode democratic opposition and voted against opening its sessions to the press and public The vote was 42 to 27 to table a motion by Senator Democratio Leader Alben W BarMey of Ken tucky to throw open the doors of the controversial hearings A budget subcommittee has rec ommended the cut in President Trumans recom mended budget spending of 500000000 Army and navy leaders said that substantial cuts intheir recom mended budget figures would in vite disaster to this nations mili tary commitments Latest opposition to the pro posed cut came from Sen Joseph 0 OMahoney D Wyo who said the republican plans for a slash were a time bomb which can easily destroy the American way of life The 102member budget com mittee has before it the drafts of a report and a concurrent resolu tion prepared by a 20man sub committee It was learned that the sub committee made these recommen dations 1 Elimination of federal func tions regarded as desirable but not imperative in the Hght of esti mate expenditures of 000 for the 1948 fiscal year and in view of the S260000000000 public debt 2 No appropriations exceeding those of the current fiscal year except in extraordinary circum stances 3 A return wherever possible to prewar levels of appropriations 4 A 500000 redaction in the number of civilian employes of the government There are now ap proximately 2100000 civilian em ployes on the federal payroll 5 Deferment of public works projects where it can be done without substantial deterioration in the projects U S ENVOY TO POLAND LEAVES Washington UR United States backed up its displeasure at the Polish elections Friday with the recall of Ambassador Arthur Bliss Lane from his post in War saw Diplomatic quarters said the action foreshadowed a period of cool and reserved relations with the sovietinfluenced Polish gov ernment But they doubted the U S would deprive itself of a valuable European listening post by severing all diplomatic rela tions A statementby the U S em bassy in Warsaw said Lane would leave Feb 24 to report to Secre tary of State George C Marshall but that the ambassador def initely will not return to Poland The statement indicated that appointment of a new ambassador might be delayed until the United States determines the future course of its policy toward Po lanrl   

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