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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Pro ana united Prea Pull Leased THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITYTOWA 12 1Q4S This Paper Consiata o Two On AUTO UNION PRESIDENT IN PICKET nent among the more than 10000 UAWCIO pickets arded the General Motors building in Detroit in a weie RJ Thomas left j and Geoige F Addes president and secretary of the mo i tor union The demonstration followed cancellation bv the r corporation 0f their contracts with the urJon H f Truman Names FactFindinq Board for GM Labor Dispute at work has set Jan 14 for start a general strike in the stee Under questioning at his new conference Mr Truman indi cated he did not take seriousH some clairns by organized labo rnw factfinding procedur might result in long delays 01 j union for increases alt was snecificall tejed41 hs recent Proposals t end I strikes that the period o factfinding itself would be lim i IV0 daysFive days prfo to the boards inquiry and 5 day after its conclusion strikes woulc pe prohibited under legislation has asked fongrw I Gen Patton f Condition Is IStill Grave vij Heidelberff Germany m Gen George S Patton Jr whose TES in an automo Sunday night but his condition msm out nis condition S remains grave an official bulle j pn said Wednesday An earlier announcement said he colorful TJ S general was ally conscious rational and tak ng nourishment and that he howed normally active tendon Nurses attendingPatton de bribed him as one of their best atients and said he was accept ng his paralyzed condition like t true soldier One of the lurses Lt Bertha Hohle of Srygla Minn said his sleeping vas confused but he is rational vhen awake He doesnt swear like I have leard he does she said He ells me not to worry about him nd go away but I have to be nere because he never wants to at or drink He says he will not mless he gets a shot of whisky Doctors reported however that lere were no signs of improve nent In the paralytic condition Wednesday j3 Mrs Patton spent about 10 with her husband at the ospital Wednesday morning and merged with a smile on her tee but said nothing to news eru It was reported that 2 Brit specialists called in as con vnts in the case were prepar Tydepart Hopes Slump for Law on Strikes Soon Washington tfPJCongression wJ hop Wednesday of granting Presiden Trumans request for a strikepre vention lawbefore Christmas Their pessimism voiced pri vately grew out of Tuesday house action in refusingto con sider a unioncurb bill TWO SecUonjBwtloo On No 55 MCCR1IRYQUITS POSiTJON had hoped to use as a club ove JLnousc labor committee The labor committee with strong prounion membership ha been considering Mr Trumans 9 day old request for legislation bSards to labor disputes anc forbidding strikes while the boards were ning ittee resumed hear ings Wednesday with spokesmen Federation eraon o Labor and the National Manufac turers association scheduled as witnesses The senate labor com mittee also began hearings on the with Secretary of Labor first to Organized labor is solidly op presidents proposal and labors friends on the house committee already have blocked a move to speed action there by re ber oSf wf3gree Umit the oer of witnesses Of new la was dam however when the d by a rollca5 vote o 108 to consider Wednes making Unions under the 1934 anti racketeenng act Introduced by Rep Hobbs and bitterly opposed by labor it grew ut of a 1942 supreme court deci lon which held that the 1934 sta ll te does not apply to labor mions The case grew out of ef orts by AFL teamsters in New York to require that member rivers bring outofstate produce trucks into New York markets Killed on Highway Leon Arthur Allen 29 inceton Mo was killed when w automobile in which he was dmg overturned Tuesday on highway oast of here TRUMAN ASKS PRICE CONTROL ON ALL HOUSING Directs Reinstatement of Priority System on Building Materials Washington Tru man Wedneday asked that dwel lings be placed under price con trol anddirected reinstatement o the priority system on building materials His actions contemplated specia preference to veterans in need o housing At the same time Mr Truman announced appointment of Wilson W Wyatt former mayor Louis ville as special housing under the office of war mobiliza tion and reconversion The presidents action was tak en in approving a recommendation by Reconversion Director John W Snyder The program calls for ceiling prices on old and new housing Mr Truman said the office of pric administration is now placing lo cal dollarandcents ceiling on the construction material themselves and many services The 3point program calls for 1 Speedy release of govern mentowned surplus housing units and building materials for use in housing veterans and their fam ilies 2 A regulation now being pre pared for release before the mid dle of the month establishing priorities on building materials The president said this regula tion would establish priorities for single or multiple dwelling housing units costing or less per mil He said this would mean about 50 per cent of all building materials will be channeled into thistype of the salance available for commercial ndustrial higherpriced dwelling and for other construction pub ic or private He said he was act ng under the 2nd war power act 3 Ceilinf prices on old and new housing a field in which he said sharp prices had brought a hreat of inflation which has been he most menacing in our economy We are using all the powers hat have been granted the ad ministration to combat it he added The president adopting Sny der s recommendations as those of the administration quoted Sny der as saying that credit agencies of the government are working out ways to curb unsound lend ing practices The program would involve varying ceilings in different parts of the country depending upon local conditions The president endorsed legisla tion now before the house bank ing and currency committee pro viding authority for ceiling prices on the sale of old and new hous ing He said such authority is essential if we are to avert furth er skyrocketing of home prices River Traffic Ends Bock Island II far as is Known all commercial traffic on the Mississippi river above e am is at an cnd for season The announcement r Tuedav by Lt Col TT cPel1 dlsirjct engineer ac u s army engineers office nere to navigation and conser trarmn DontThrow to Continue Washington better hang on to that threadbare top coat for another year And youd better try for another seasons wear out of that patchedup shirt and that shiny blue serge suit This advice comes from a ton rankinff official of the civilian production administration who figures it will take about a year to overcome the shortage of wear ing apparel This official who didnt want nis name used because he didnt want a lot ot folks Hopes Slump for Missing Clear Laker Hopes that Mardella Shideler 16 year old Clear Lake high school senior had been found flickered out again Wednesday when peace officers failed to locate her at Al gona Her parents Mr and Mrs Curtis Shideler 204 Pleasant street Clear Lake received a letter from her Tuesday afternoon saying that she was in Aljrona and seeking em ployment there When Sheriff Tim Phalen of Cerro Gordo county con tacted Sheriff Art Cogley at Al gona however no trace of her could be found there The letter was mailed from an Algona hotel Monday morning Sheriff Phalen said Efforts to trace the girls movements from there are continuing She disappeared after iinishin her work at a Clear Lake cafe ear ly Sunday morning telling the proprietor that he need not take her home as usual because friends were waiting for her in a car She was believed to have left in the company of 2 men I a sailor Z Refusal of mills to go on a 48 hour week because ot increased costs involved in overtime pay 3 Increased demand for fabrics resulting from development of new uses for textiles 4 Maladjusted distribution of finished textiles because oE in equities in the governments price control system jj LCJ ILL uiders DC cause of future uncertainty about such matters as wage increases and strikes stack up ow the official thinks its going to take about a year to correct the situation get the distribution pipelines filled and the retail shops stocked with enough shirts shorts suits ana dresses to meet normal demand He emphasized normal de mand because he estimates that demand right now is better than In Passin8 he remarked that demobilized veterans are buying 2 or 3 suits at a time when they can get them Theres a chance the official continued that the shortage will ease up a little for a short time alter Jan 1 when some manufac he doesnt think there are many release any goods theyve hoarded to avoid paying excess profits taxes The excess profits tax dies at midnight Dec Weather Report FORECAST City Mostly cloudy with slowly rising temperatures and occasional light snow Wednes day night and Thursday Low est Wednesday night about 18 Iowa Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Wednesday with oc casional light snow extreme west Wednesday afternoon Mostly cloudy with slowly ris ing temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday with occa sional light snow Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day occa day night p era hire IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics NO 2 GESTAPO CHIEF NOT GUILTYErast Poles Strongly Resisted Nazi in Carrying Out Plan ledief P Deportation for Slavery ising tern Nuernberg J 24 hour period cuuing clock Wednesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Shortage Hurts Albany Y at 8 14 11 12 21 3 the ven e tate of York is feeling the ousmg supplies shortage Gov homas E Dewey disclosed that or 3 months the entire majesty f New York state and all the re ources it commands proved un ble to find a toilet seat Nuernberg carrying out mass deportation ol slave workers from Poland to Germany met heavy resistance and fought a number of battles with Polish civilians war crimes trial evidence disclosed Wednes day The head of the German labor office was killedduring the fight ing documents disclosed There were disorders and student riots against the iabor levies in the Ukraine where Fritz Sauckel SS general now on trial ordered that n1000 workers he deported monthly American Proseculor Thomas Dodd said the eastern workers were being taken to Germany to replace Jews who were being eliminated from the reich Hreatl a from Sauckel Police Follow Slim Leads in Lipstick Murder of ExWave Fingerprints Found in Apartment of Slain Woman 33 Chicago followed only slim leads Wednesday in their efforts to track down the depraved killer who murdered a pretty exWAVE then left a lip slick warning that he or she would strike again The brntal slayinjr character zed by almost complete lack of clnes complicated by ab sence of legible fingerprints at the scene police said Lt Philip Breitske of the homi squad said that smeared ruits found on the fire escape outside the sixth floor apartment of the victim Frances Brown 33 had defied efforts of crime labor tory technicians Only one smudged thumb print ound on the jamb of the bath oom ooor offered any of eternuning the identity of the ersonwho entered the womans oom as she slept in the early ours Monday Breitske said One new clue a small yuletide greeting card inscribed Fran was studied Tuesday night by po lice handwriting experts Police twritne resembled slightly that in a message left by the slayer on the wall of his vic tims apartment Late Tuesday nlffht detectives questioned a south suburban Rift shop clerk who reported that a customer answering the dcscrip hMv scen IeavinK the building the morning of the crime nad given his address as Fine crest Police said there was no town of that name in Illinois but that the note in which the murder took Place was known as the Pinecrest apartments Two suspects were released Tuesday after they had been viewed by John Dedrick night clerk who had described a strange man leaving the apartmenthotel the hour uce to Alfred Rosenberg in October 1342 demanding 2000000 foreign workers In March 1342 Sauckel increased this figure by 1000 000 In March 1944 Sauckel ad mitted that of 5000000 foreign workers who arrived in Germany noUeven 200000 came voluntar The proseeution presented a series of documents showing that the slave workers had died of mincer like flics while being shipped In boxcars from the east ern front to Germany Many of tnem were too weak to work One document cited an order from a subordinate Rosenberg commission that the estates of those who refused to work are burned and their relatives ar rested as hostages and brought to forced labor camps When anentire village was razed another order said the en tire population should be made available for forced labor MAJORS VOTE NIGHT BASEBALL BULLETIN Chicago major leagues voted Wednesday to permit nn limiled night baseball for 1346 THE WORLDS BEST BUY Joan Bonds Buy yours the boys home on IRENE FLOY 25 DIES SUDDENLY Clear Lake Teacher Was on Way to School Clear Irene Ploy 25 died suddenly about a m Wednesday while en route to the Clear Lake high school where she has been vocational homemiiking instructor since 1943 She was walking with 2 other teachers Miss Alice Olson and Miss Lorraine Roff with whom she spent the night She is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Carl 1 loy who reside north of Thornton Surviving are her parents and 2 brothers Lee and Vemon in the service and a brother Merlin and a sister Ruth Ann at home An other brother Carl was killed in an auto accident near Thornton last week Miss Floy was a Iowa State college Ames and taught at Sigourney before moving to Llear Lake She was a member of the WaTanYe club of Clea Lake MISS IBENE FLOY Returned Vet in Gratitude Gift to Fund PREVIOUSLY BEPORTED 30301 a Sigma Phi No 5iJ Q O T Sliidjr i Aw From Salfch McCIllle SUydtVCJiecr Uoijii North Ctulhr Gon Club Rod Citr Fur Shoppe Vat AMOC Letter Carriers No CC11 an Juan Marne Tost BoW Borcaj Circle Our eran Church Tom and Jean and Earl Womens Soclely of Christian Service 1st Christian Church Mtoiorurr Com C n 100 lOIWJ 200 DAYS TOTAIJ Kisa TOTAL TO DATE 5 j M AMOUNT YET NEEDED H017 SO of Hie con tributions re ceived lor the Christmas Cheer Fund the other day w a s per sonally deliv ered to the of fice ot the So cial Welfare league adminis trator of the project The service man vho not so long ago returned to his community He a special reason for delivering his gift in i person In other years he explained to I Hiss Doris Bruce executive secrc do n or STATE CONTROLBOARD DUE TO HEALTH Chairman Under Fire Over Investigation of Eldora School DCS Moines R Me Crceiy chairman of the state board of control and the subject at grand jury castigation in con nection with the Eldora training school announced Wednesday he is resigning effective Dec IS be cause of his health McCreery who has been a member of the board since 1939 when he was appointed to fill a vacancy suffered a hipfracture last January He said his physi cian has directed that he must have the most complete rest pos sible for that reason He plans to remain in Des Bloines The Hardin county grand jury which spent 3 weeks Investigating the treatment inmates at the Eldora state training school lor boys which allegedly led to the riot and mass escape following the death of Ronald Miller 17 rec ommended that McCreery and P P Hopkins another member of the board be asked for their res ignations No such action was taken Asked if his resignation had anything to do with the Eldora case McCreery declared Abso lutely hot E W Garlsen a new member the board was not mentioned by the grand jury McCreery a republican will be 65 next February 14 He served 4 terms in the state legislature and was first appointed to the board of control May 1 1939 by Gov George A Wilson now senator who reappointed McCreery to a fulli8year termbeginning July l at A1 stioiett county The former guards and officials of the school declared in a special 1 page report apart from the in dictment that there was no evi dence members of the board ac tually knew of disciplinary prac tices at the school but said We say without hesitation that the evidence established that the board has been remiss in the per ary when I home and not able secre away from to give my firmly the kind of Christmas I vould have wanted you came to aid This year I am home In a way 1 want to help with he cause Thats the best way I enow to show how much I apprc late the wonderful thing that the Christmas Cheer Fund has done or my wife and children Here let it be recorded that no ontribution to this years fund vill be more treasured than the 1 bill from this grateful veteran He was told that the principal mphasis this year in the expendi ure of the fund will be seek out and help other veterans families That seemed to please him If by any chance it pleases you you can prove it by rushing your ontribution to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason Cily D R formance of its duties in the op eration the school The school has been mismanaged for at least 20 years It is obvious that it is the duly of an administrative body to in form itself as to what is going on in institutions under its supervi sion In short Ihe disciplinary policy of the school has been one of cruelty brutality and hostility The grand jury then recom mended in our opinion D R nfcGrccry and P F Hopkins who nave been members of the board of control since 1939 should be fonrith asked to hand in their resignations Hopkins is a democrat and still a member of the board which con trols all state mental and penal institutions The grand jury indicted O S von Krog superintendent of the Eldora school for 22 years Barrel I Brown assistant superintend ent and H J Martin dean ot boys for conspiracy and Carl Klatt and Harold Nelson former guards for second degree murder and conspiracy Klatt the first to be tried is now on trial at Fort Dodge Plan Construction Council Bluffs for construction of 50 new homes in Council Bluffs starting shortly after the first of the year have been announced by Bruce Baker and Neil Durick who have formed the company Community Homes Inc The houses partially prefabricated will have 4 to 6 rooms and sell for to ;