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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1946, Mason City, Iowa 013 ANI i A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL i Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 10 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 52 YOU NAME Atkins displays a freak fish Tuesday in New York after telling how he and a companion used hammers to subdue it in their boat when he hauled it in off Ambrose lightship after an hours battle The 70 pound monster has 4 horns 5 sets of teeth and 4 fjns each bearing 5 fingers Iran Troops Sweep Into Azerbaijan Tehran govern ment troops Tuesday invade Azerbaijan the northernmost Iran ian province adjoining Sovie Russia in an attempt to enforc Premier Ahmed Ghavams author ity over the rebellious region Four columns of governmen iroopssupported by artillery an bombers struck across the moun tataous frontier Monday night an Tuesday morninsf Gtvernment re ports said they had captured frontier townships in the firs hours The semiautonomous Azerbai jan regime of Jaafar Pishevari an nounced by radio from Tabriz tha its troops were resistsing stoutly Pisevaris regime known as th democrats was established whil Russian troops occupied Azerbai jan to handle the wartime move ment of American lend lease sup plies Pishevaris radio denounced th attack as foreigninspired It callet Ghavam an Americophile anr servant of those who hold atom secrets The Azerbaijan regime which is very friendly towarc Russia has ben bound to the cen tral government by a slender tii but has refused to allow Ghavami troops ot enter its province Ghavam said the invasion wa to enable central troops to super se parliamentary elections Hi yiintained they had this righ Azerbaijan was part o ffouth Has Pneumonia Mother Follows Suit 5 iBoth m Same Hospital j Bonzer 14 rearold son of Mr and Mrs Ed 1 Bonzer was taken to the Charles 7ity hospital Saturday with pneu inonia and on Sunday his mother accompanied him there anc with him that night was taken sick with the same ailment is now apatient in the hos jfipital Governor Names Date of Special Elections Des Moines special elec tion in Warren county to fill a vacancy in the Iowa house of rep resentatives caused by the recent death of Rep Harold Felton R Indianola was called for in a proclamation issued Tuesday by Gov Robert D Blue j The date will be Jan 6 There J also will be a special election on j that date in Hamilton Hardin and j Wright counties to select a suc cessqr to State Sen G R Hill R i Hill resigned recently 3 after being appointed a district judge by Blue to succeed the late Judge Dean Peisen of Eldora Congressmen Set March 37 as Deadline for Labor Measures Washington of both parties Tuesday set March 31 as the deadline for labor control measures aimed at staving off a possible new coal strike at that time Republicans and democrats alike said John L Lewis order send ing his miners back to the pits until April 1 nuts pressure on con gress to act swiftly if it is to find a solution for disputes in such essential industries as coal steel oil and transportation President Truman himself eager for future labor crises despite his tory over Lewis assigned Clark M Clifford his special counsel to the task of drafting adminis tration recommendations to con gress Democratic legislators general ly indicated they will wait for the white house proposals befcTe taking any action on their own although they differed about the course they prefer the chief ex a legislative barrier to ecutive to take Republican leaders on the other hand reported strong sentiment already taking shape within their party for a compulsory arbitra tion law that would forbid strikes in any dispute affecting the public welfare A bill providing for this has been whipped into shape for speedy introduction in the new congress one top lawmaker de clared He added that it may form the framework for an overall labor Jaw covering many other phases of unionmanagement relations With coal output gradually re turning to its normal figure of 2200000 tons a day there were these hangovers from the 17day bituminous shutdown 1 The supreme court not only agreed to step into the Lewis case itself but decided to rule as well on another background issue in the coal unioniza tion of foremen While the current case involves only a group of Packard Motor company supervisors the funda mental question is one in which Lewis is vitally interested Wheth forsmen are included in the Wagner acts guarantee to work ers of the right to join unions and Bargain collectively 2 Lewis attorneys began pre paring their defense against a Virginia state corporation com mission charge that the UMW vio ated the states Blue law trough the sale of union mem jerships The unique action is based on a contention that union member ships are a form of securities and hat Virginia law prohibits their s al e except under corporation commission approval 3 Government economists spec ulated that it might take as long as 2 months or longer for production o bounceback to prestrike levels Even so they said the effects will appear to be only a dent in comparison with what they might have been had Lewis not sur endered when he did Killed by Timber Bagley M Smith on 21 of Perry was killed when truck by a falling timber Monday while working with a house mov ng crew Big 4 Picks Mopcowfor Next Meeting New York the next Big 4 foreign ministers confer ence slated for Moscow March 10 western diplomats expressed hope Tuesday that Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov would quickly reverse himself and agree to getthe views of small nations on Germany before the great powers start work on a German peace treaty In fact if Molotov does not yield his opposition on this point by the end of the week it seems highly unlikely that the Moscow session will be held Secretary of State James F Byrnes told the foreign ministers council meet ing Monday night he was flatly opposed to making any German decisions until the small nations liave had opportunity to express their views Molotov said he would think the matter over In agreeing to hold the meet ing in the Russian capital Byrnes British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Deputy Foreign Minister Maurice Couve De Mur ville were assured by Molotov that news reporters from their countries would be able to report freely what happens there Byrnes who had discussed this problem in private with Molotov prior to Monday nights session was quoted as having told the Sov iet diplomat he felt the conference n Moscow last December was not well covered because of restric ions thrown around it Unveil Columbian Plot for NaziLike US Rule MAYOR WANTS STATE TROOPS IN MILWAUKEE Asks Governor to Send National Guard to Stop Strike Demonstrations Milwaukee Wis Arnold Klentz of West Allis Tues day requested Governor Goodlant to send members of the nationa guard here to quell strike demon strations at the Allis Chalmers Farm Equipment company In a telegram to the governor Mayor Klentz said that after a conference with local law enforce ment officershe had decided tha he must call on the chief executive to press into service a portion o the national guard sufficient to control rioting and violence am protect the life and property of the citizens of West Allis Klentz said that the strike a the farm equipment company hac been long duration and tha acts of violence were increasing The situation he declared war ranted immediate action Monday in the third mass dem onstration by CIO sympathizers some 29 persons were hospitalizec and 56 others arrested during the most violent fighting of the 22 day old AllisChalmers strike The 56 persons arrested were held in the county jail overnight and Tuesday were expected to be formally charged District Attor ney William McCauley said no warrants would be issued until he could talk with allof the arresU ing officers and study the evi dence McCauley said he wasstudying the possibility of felony warrants punishable with prison terms ir connection with the burning of 2 automobiles and the severe attacks on several policemen Monday Violence erupted Monday when the day shift attempted to leave the plant Some 1500 CIO pickets surged around the big plant with 500 massed at the Hawley plant gate Two cars were burned and 8 were overturned Advocates in State Aid for Iowa Education Next Year Des Moines least 100000 should be appropriated by the next Iowa legislature as state aid for education for next year N D school McCombs Des superintendent Moines told meeting of the Iowa Council for Better Education Monday That much money still would not equal the national average of aid provided by states McCombs asserted He said it would be about onefourth of the total cost of education in Iowa for 1 year CIO Union and Tobin Packing Company Sign Wage Boost Contract Chicago contract guar anteeing an annual wage and call ing for an average wage increase of 15 cents an hour has been signed between the CIO United Packinghouse Workers and the Tobin Packing Co employing 600 workers in Fort Dodge and Es therville Iowa Ralph Helstein UPW president said a contract calling for the same general wage increase had been signed between the union and the Cudahy Packing Co which has plants at Sioux City Iowa and Omaha Nebr Men laborers at Tobins Hel stein said will be guaranteed a minimumincome of a year on the basis of 96 cents hour ly for a 40hour week Annual wages of other workers will vary according to classification ReportLarge Meteor Falls Near Des Moines Chicago air liner cap tain reported he had seen a very large meteor plunge to earth near Des Moines la Tuesday Charles Dent of Chicago pilot ing a United Air Lines plane from Cheyenne Wyo to Chicago re ported to UAL officials that the meteor flashed across the path of his ship at am CST that its downward course was visible for 45 seconds Dent said he did not see it strike the ground Negroes comprise approximate ly 98 per cent of the population of the United States Believe Cigaret on Mattress Started Georgia Hotel Blaze Atlanta Ga decided Tuesday that Atlantas dis astrous Hotel Winecoff fire started from a cigaret thrown into a mattress after members of the investigating committee heard reports that such blazes are common here Fire Marshal Harry Phillips told Atlantas board of firemastcrs that drunks set fire to mattresses and furniture In Atlanta hotels virtually every night He added that occasionally one may be ar rested for drunkenness but never for arson Phillips said that he didnt know whether there had been any negligence in Saturdays which cost the lives of 120 per sons but added that of Atlantas buildings did not com ply with a building code adopted in 1943 He said the city attorney had ruled that owners of build ings erected before 1943 could not be forced to comply A large investigating group examining all sections of the flamegutted 15story structure said the fire got under way in the 3rd floor hallway Here a folding bed had been left in the hall It was believed a smouldering cigaret had spread from the rug to the bedding or had beet flipped carelessly into the mat tress It could have smoulderec for manyminutes before bursting into flames fire experts said The bed stood only 15 feet from an open stairway through which the flames were tunneled speed ily upwards City firemen the fire marshal A C Hutson New York assistant chief of the national board ol fire underwriters and others studying the holocaust generally agreed on this theory A E MERCKEE TO SPEAK man in charge of the federal potato price support program widely criticized because thousands of bushels of North Iowa potatoes bought by the government rotted in the field stock piles this fall will be in Mason City Thursday to discuss the pro gram for 1947 and 1948 A E Mercker Washington D C will speak to growers distributors and officials of the midwest who will be attending the 33rd annual meeting of the Iowa State Vegetable Growers association at the Hotel Hanford Wednesday and Thursday Mercker is scheduled on both the noon luncheon and evening programs Thursday according to Prof C L Fitch Ames as sociation secretary R E Keller Chicago regional director of the support program also will at tend and discuss acreage allot ments and marketing agree ments SUI Restores Original Recess for Christmas Iowa City Virgil Hancher said Tuesday that as a re ult of the coal strikes end the iriginal Dec 21 to Jan 6 Christ nas recess scheduled will be fol owed at the University of Iowa The university last week had onsidered eliminating the recess n order to finish up the first sem Sters work on a speedup basis as a coal conservation measure AGREEMENT ON ARMS PLAN NEAR Report U S and Russia Have Settled All Points Lake Success N Y quick agreement on a United Na tions arms limitation plan ap peared near Tuesday as the Uni ted States and Russia were re ported to have agreed substantial ly on all points of the controver sial inspection and control ques tion This information came from au thoritaUve sources as an 8nation drafting committee worked be hind closed doors in an effort to work out a resolution acceptable to boih Russia and the United States An informant said the drafting group had hurdled the Jast major obstacle when Russia agreed to drop her insistence that the re sponsibility for controls and in spection be vested in 2 commis to watch over atomic weapons and the other to deal with other weapons The delegates were said to have agreed to drop the reference to the 2 commissions and provide simply for an international sys tem of control This would meet United States demands that the details of the inspection and con trol machinery should be worked out later Philadelphia Man Heads AMA Public Relations Chicago M Swartz if Philadelphia became director of ublic relations for the American Medical association Tuesday Dr Morris Fishbein who has een regarded as s general AMA pokesman in the past retains his ditorship in 10 medical journals nd will be available for informa on on scientific matters COUNCIL ELECTS SPENCER MAYOR Spencer B Flindt a retired businessman was unani mously elected mayor by the Spencer city council Monday night Effective Dec 18 Flindt will fill the unexpired term of Mayor Dell S Blake who resigned due to press of private business Few More Days of Balmy Weather Due for Lucky lowahs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Decembers unusual weather will continue for at least another few days the weather bureau predict ed Tuesday The forecasting agency said Iowa temperatures would average 5 to 8 degrees above normal through Sat urday with somewhat colder weather in prospect for Thursday and Friday Precipitation will average less than a tenth of an inch between now and Saturday the weather bureau added Mondays Iowa high reading was 65 at Waterloo and the early morning low was 21 at Spencer Only measurable moisture report ed was 02 of an inch at Daven port lowest Butter Bacon Prices in OmahaAlso Greatest Living Cost Boost By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you would like to buy your utter and bacon at the lowest rice of any city in the country oud do well to start in Omaha But dont jump too fast An Associated Press survey of ising costs and continuing scar itics In 35 cities disclosed Toes ay that the same Nebraska city ad suffered a greater percentage increase in the overall cost of ving than any other of the re orting per cent in the st year This was only one fact in an amazing patchwork of varying costs that was shown to be spread across an OPAless country Butter would cost you a pound in Charlotte N Car and 98 cents in both Pittsburgh Pa and San Diego Cal For the bet ter grades about the cheapest you could do would be 85 cents a pound in Jacksonville Fla or Rochester N Y Except that in Washington D C you could get the cheapest brand for 81 cents and in Omaha for only 74 cents All of these figures showed sharp increases from the lows es tablished under OPA of 44 cents a pocmd at Kansas City and 47 cents in New Hayen Conn Again on bacoh your best buy would be in Omaha at 59 cents a pound From there you would climb a rising trail that would reach a national summit of 95 cents in Albany N Y Albuquer que N Mex Denver Helena Mont Portland Ore and San Diego all reported prices of 85 cents or above The lowest price for bacon in the waning days of the OPA was 41 cents a pound reported both from Chicago and Providence R I If yon wanted to spread out a bit in the meat department your best bet on sirloin would be in Oklahoma City at 53 cents a pound an increase of only 3 cents since OrA or again in Omaha or Milwaukee at 55 cents Denver with a low of 36 cents under OPA reported present choice cuts of sirloin at 59 cents but prices would rise through other cities to the head of the queue in New Orleans at 91 cents or in San Francisco at 90 cents If it was hamburger you wanted you could do your best shopping in Milwaukee at 33 cents a pound in Chicago and a number of other cities at 35 cents or at a single store in Jacksonville Fla at 29 cents although other re tailers there are charging 49 Top prices would be found in Provi dence R I and New Haven Conn at 59 cents Launch 21st Christmas Cheer Fund OR THE 21st time a Christmas Cheer Fund in Mason City is hereby formally launched We enterthis years effort with a record of dis t i n g uished ac complish m e n t Never in the previous 20 years has there been a failure to reach the goal set That we are confident will be the story again this year The goal has been set at an amount jgreater than tha wifl be welcome because increase prices affect the things needed lor our underprivileged too you know Were off to a good start But theres a long way to go Early contributions are espe cially appreciated They make pos sible some early shopping by Miss Doris Bruce of the Social Welfare league director of the fund and they give others the idea of giv ing So send your gift large or small to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Unless there is a specific re quest not to do so names of don ors will be printed with all gifts Those wishing to be anonymous should so state If youre planning to we hope you would be a grand time to act First day contributions are as follows CAMPAIGN GOAL Mason Cily Chapter D A R 500 First Christian Church Mission Fund 1000 S we e t Division First Baptist Church 200 DoftLot Club 300 Mrs A H 100 Fortnlshtly Club 200 Lake Township Club 500 Mason City Letter Curriers 1000 Occident Club 500 lk Creek Raehel Circle Ken sett nOO Mason City Lions Club 2500 P R B 300 Moreen and Ann Laird 200 lobeGazette 2500 P L 1500 IV E B 1000 DAYS TOTAL SUM YET NEEDED 12800 5137200 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night about 25 Warmer Wed nesday Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday colder southeast and extreme east Tuesday night warmer Wednes day Lows Tuesday night 25 High Wednesday 50 Iowas 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will av erage 5 to 8 degrees above the state normal of 26 Above nor mal Wednesday colder Thurs day night rather cold Friday warmer Saturday Precipitation wil average less than onetenth inch occurring as rain Wednes day night and Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday not so cold north portion Tuesday night warmer Wednesday IN MASON CITY HobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 57 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Tuesday 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 4 PARTYPLANNED GOVERNMENT CONTROL GRAB Attorney General of Georgia Finds Evidence for Criminal Charges Atlanta General Eugene Cook said Tuesday that the state of Georgia had obtained evidence for criminal charges against several members of the antiNegro antiJewish Colum bians who sought to establish a nazilike government in the United States In a formal report to Governor Ellis Arnall Cook summarized statements of state prosecutors and former members of the or ganization which he said would show that the Columbians through its offiicais and agents 1 Systematically plan to in timidate and injure members of minority religious and racial groups 2 Conspire to bring about the arrest of innocent Georgia citizens on false charges 3 Have arrested Georgia citi zens 4 Assemble a private arsenal of deadly weapons 5 That Homer L Loomis Co lumbian Emory Burke Columbian president and Ira Jett as a consequence of a con spiracy between them planned the bombing and did bomb a home at 333 Ashby street in thecity of AtlantaFulton county Gff 6 Corruptly influence the be havior of minor youths in such a way as to incite them toward the commission of crimes against the state of Georgia 7 By force threats duress and intimidation have retsrained home owners in Fulton county from the full and proper enjoy ment of their property Cook called the governors at tention to statements of Loomis and Burke which he said would show that their announced pur pose whether it is within the range of possibility or not is to create a state of insurrection and to with force and arms suppress the rights of Georgia citizens It is very evident from the inr ormation and documents we have n hand that the philosophy and objectives of the Columbians are aken almost without change from the nazi ideology Cooks report said We are able to supply evidence to show that at least 3 of the lead ers of the Columbians have direct connections with persons of nazi ideology Assistant Attorney General Dan Duke reported that with the aid of Prof Sheldon who sent under cover agents to Atlanta he had developed evidence linking the Columbians with nazi organiza tions in New York Canada and England Two of the representatives of Dr Sheldons organization oper ating in Georgia were Mario Buz zi and Renee Forrest the latter a willowy blond woman Duke said that before the antinazi league representatives left New York hey obtained information con cerning a well known fascist eader which upon arrival in At anta enabled them to obtain im entree into the Colum jian organization Cook said that Loomis and 3urke have a definitely laid plan o establish colonies in the Colum jians in both Indiana and Okla loma at this time Cook called attention to state ments he said would be given the governor that were obtained from James Ralph Childers and Lanier Waller Atlanta youths who joined he Columbians but later exposed heir innermost secrets Waller told newsmen that both he and Childers had given evi dence linking a Columbian leader with purchase of dynamite to blast STegro homes Reveal Iowa Soft Coal Supplies Down About Third by Recent Strike Des Moines Miller owa administrator of the solid uels administration said Monday hat Iowas coal reserves had been depleted about onethird by the recent soft coal strike Though consumers now do not lave to obtain permission from he SFA before ordering coai Mil er said coal producers and dis tributors still must adhere to a priority system to insure coal de liveries to essential users first ;