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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KISTOKY OE8 KOIKCS Of THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL HI MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wirei Five Cents a Copy Rescue Worker Describes Condition in Coal Mine MASON Cmr IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 27 1945 rescue crews seeking to deliver the trapped Plneville d f VlCims In the dispatch he tells what it down in the mine By FRANK RHODES As Told To The United Press a night down in that slope 0 f us have been going in at a timeThe men up at Ieaks a Inff mi rais arent hurt much and were haul ing our stuff down with us on the cars He havent hit any clear really wonderful Electric Telephone Strike Threats Loom By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Western Electric company work ers in the New YorkNew Jersey area The government was ready to act to prevent the strike of elec trical workers at Westinghouse General Electric and General Mo tors but time appeared running short The executive board of the CIO united electrical radio and ma 8 Missing as Ship Explodes iduiu mm ma iiKiuoers ot tne Swedish workers Was to meet in SveaborS which exploded New York on Jan 5 to go ahead with plans for a strike which the union membership authorized on Dec 13 in support of demands for a 52 a day wage rate increase On Jan 2 Westinghouse and General Electric have teen invited to a meeting with tors but Edgar L Warren con director said after a meetingwith CIOUE onion lead ers Wednesday that Im afraid its a serious situation The union ssaia negotiations with General Electric and Westinghouse failed but are continuing with General 9Iators A walkout atall 3 companies which Warren said would be a serious aggravation of national industrial problems would affect 76 plants in 22 states with 100000 employes at General Electric 75000 at Westinghouse and 25000 at General Motors Ford Motor Closes letroit Ford Motor company announced Thursday it will close down agrain next Sat urday for 4 days because of a parts shortage The companys plants ivere closed down last Sat urday for the same reason idling approximately 80000 workers A demand for a 30 per cent wage increase also was the issue in the dispute which may result in a national walkout of telephone employes Henry Mayer counsel for the independent Western Elec tric Employes association affili ated with the independent na tional federation ot telephone workers said picket lines would be established around telephone operating companies in New York and New Jersey on Jan 3 The support of the NFTW which claims a membership of 250000 workers was promised the West ern Electric workers by Joseph A Beirne federation president The W E group authorized the walkout but a company spokes man said Western Electric al ways welcomes a resumption negotiations in the hope of reach ing an accord It has offered a 15 per cent wage hike Meanwhile in Detroit an nouncement was expected from General Motors corporation as to whether company officials would be in Washington Friday for re sumption of hearings by the gov ernments factfinding board Galveston members of the Eight crew Swedish ship sank at Texas City Thursday are reported missing Sheriff Frank L Biasrgne who boarded the vessel shortly after the explosion said G Engh firs mate told him 8 men were miss ins ana believed dead in the Hooded crews quarters Engh said 12 were hurt two critically The ship has a crew o 37 men Biaggne said divers planned io go into the flooded compartment to bring out the bodies unless of ficials decide to wait until the ship is refloated The blast occurred at from a donkey engine boiler explosion The vessel was loading gaso line at the Pan American Refining Corp dock at the time A blast tore a 15foot hole in the por side of the ship and flattened the superstructure The aft end of the ship imme diately sank The engine room in which 3 men are believed trapped is un der water THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys hom and fight inflation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day and Friday Not so col Thursday night Lowest abou zero Rising temperatures Fri day Iowa Partly cloudy Thursdaj through Friday not quite s cold north and east portion Thursday warmer Friday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Thurs day and Friday Slowly risin temperatures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 1 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 19 Minimum 7 below At 8 a m Thursday 6 below YEAR AGO Maximum 6 Minimum 0 Precipitation 18 Snowfall 3i inches Strike Picture At a Glance 393000 Workers Idle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS About 393000 workers remain off job because of continuing labo disputes Major labor developments early in January of nearly 2000CO CIO Jfl Electrical Workers in industrys Big Three termed inevit able by CIO leaders time running short for government to concilia wage dispute between union and General Electric and Westinghous as negotiations continue with General Motors strike by telephone employe said by union spokesmen possible aftermath of scheduled Jan 3 walk out over wage dispute by Western Electric company workers in Ne YorkNew Jersey area ADTOMOBUJES Await announcement by General Motors r whether it will be represented at resumption of hearings Friday b government factfinding board studying wage dispute with CIO Unit ed Auto Workers company and union agree on procedure for hand ling local union grievances affecting strikebound plants Tills Paper Consists of Onft NO 68 MINE RESCUE HOPES DIM trn 3 Pact on Atom Question FIREMENSEARCH BLAST WRECKAGEFiremen pu out the last flames and search for victims in the wreckage of a wavehouseapartLnt buildmg at Sa Bar gas was tentatively blamed Thursday for the explosiorwhich 1 Jdlling 5 maa aml 0t Iowa Soldier Terms Sentence of Jap Criminal as Joke the of Gordon Teas of Manila Replacement Depot for Returnees Will Be Cleaned Out nianiia T C Camp bell commander of the 21st re placement depot where angerec soldiers had protested cancellatio received the death penalty any other coldblooded killer Atwell declared Why bother holding trials if those found guilty are to be let off as lightly as this brute Such sentences are a joke and insult the memory of Bob Teas and the rest of our buddies who died at Tsuchiyas hands MrsChristmas 114 Dies Christmas Eve Wilmington Del Mrs Fanny Christmas said by rela tives and friends to be 114 years old died Christmas eve at her home Deputy Coroner Austin C Caulk disclosed in a report Thurs day Life Term at Hard Labor to Jap Criminal Yokohama life sentence at hard labor instead of the death penalty the prosecution de manded was returned Thursday against the first Japanese to be tried on the soil of his surrendered country as a war criminal The sentence eliciting an ex pression of gratitude for Ameri can justice from a Japanese on the defense staff was passed by a U S war crimes commission against Tatsuo Tsuchiya a pris on camp jruard known as Little Glass Eye Among the crimes of which he was convicted was participation in the torture and killing of Pfc Robert Gordon Teas of Streator 111 a prisoner of war Jiro Watanabe a Japanese of the defense counsel expressing his appreciation of the fairness of Tsuhiyas trial said after hearing the verdict I feel gratified enough lo have tears in my eyes1 JOURNEY BY George G Gates traveled 760 miles in a boxcar because he said that was the simplest and cheapest way to trans port himself his 2 horses car and household goods He ar rived in Greeley Colo Wednes day from Cedar Falls Iowa to accept a new teachingpost Gates is shown with his wife who came ahead by passenger train and their horse Scout Iowa AP Wirepholo K A returnees home and that the de ot will be cleaned out by Dec Kansas City IP President Truman preparing to put his struggle with congress over labor and other legislative proposals squarely up to the people brought his Christmas holiday at home to ward a close Thursday with a final round of informal visiting with old friends The president disclosed at an informal press conference here X ft Man of Year New York man of the year as picked by Time mag azine is President Harry S Tru man He and the atom bomb share honors Time describingthe bomb as the greatest of all 194as great events said the president some what unwittingly somewhat against his own will became more than any other man responsible for the bomb its use in 1945 and its future HIGHWAY FATALITY McGregor Arnold Mueller said Henry Brookover 70 Lancaster Wis was killed Christmas when struck by an au tomobiie driven by Mrs Ed Ham ann McGregor The sheriff said the accident was unavoidable SAY MINISTERS PLAN 4 POWER RULE OF JAPAN Official Announcement on Big 3 Ministers Talks Not Yet Revealed London of Slate Jyrnes said in Moscow Thursday tiat the Big 3 foreign ministers lad agreed on the handling of the atomic question and a reliable nformant in London said the for eign ministers also approved 4 power rule for Japan The London source said thc for iffn ministersof the United Stales Russia and Great Britain had agreed also to a 5year trustee ship of Korea susrgestinff that in dependence would come to that Asiatic peninsula after 1950 The informant who is in a po sition to know what transpired during the H days of talks in Mos cow said the Big 3 agreed that Japan should be controlled by Russia the United States Great Britain and China Full details of the agreement were not immediately known but it was understood that the unan imity ruled would prevail on the 4power council The foreign ministers ended their conference before dawn Thursday and Secretary of State Byrnes left Moscow for Washing ton Moscow dispatches said The communique on results of the con ference is to be issued in Wash ington Moscow and London at 9 p m CST Thursday The London informant said it was not clear whether final au thority in Japan would rest with to override ils decisions as thc ad ministering ugent of Japan On the question atomic en ergy the Big 3 were understood to have adopted the AmericanBrit ish plan of presenting a resolution to the united nations general as sembly in January outlining their suggestions Russia was said lo have agreed to associate herself with thc Unit ed States Britain and Canada in the presentation of the resolution France and China were also said to have been asked to associate Byrnes disclosed that there still had been no reply from the French government on the 3power form ula for drafting European peace WORKERS FIGHT FIRES IN SHAFT OF COAL MINE Put Out Emergency Call for Volunteers in Rescue of 31 IineviUc Ky emer gency call for more volunteers was sent out Thursday as nearly ex hausted rescue workers drove dog gedly forward in the coal mine near here where 31 or more miners are trapped Only the barest hope was held that thc men who went into the Kentucky Straight Creek mine at 1 oclock Wednesday morning were still alive after more than 30 hours underground Redeyed disaster their clothes heavy with muck and their hands blistered from fighting one fire after another as they drove ahead in the explosionshattered slope sent back word at mid afternoon that the going was a little easier Mine Operator W E Lewis was the most optimistic observer here He said the men knew every inch of the mine and know how to barricade themselves off against gas if the explosion didnt get them Harlan county inspector James Bryson sent a call for new rescue workers to take the place of those who had worked much of the last 24 hours with little rest Spokesmen said the type of caveins anfl slatefalls they were encounterhiK indicated it might take another 21 hours lo tunnel through to the workings where the miners were believed trapped Conditions at the farthest point crews had penetrated gave little hope that the trapped men would be found alive Oglyifcisfc sputtering hissing ventilation duct were keeping the workers alive A crew member Floyd Rhodes said it was obvious that we havent yet reached the center point ot the explosion As daylight broke over the whitefrosted mountain under which the shaft tunnels hollow eyed relatives and friends stum bled from the area around the tipple to go home for hasty meals Iv tivLii tvji3i Nine year old Parker Lovell limited into the terminal yard line i his facewhite in the morning late and explained in his light looked at the smokeblack Delayed 10 minutes entering Spokane yard by horse running wild with no signals Chinese Reds Propose End of Civil War Chungking com munist leaders submitted a for mal proposal for the immediate and unconditional cessation of civil war as unity meetings were resumed Thursday after a 40 day deadlock The meetinjf the first uc twcen nationalist and communist iiDgoliators since last Nov 17 The communists were strength ened by the addition of Gen Yen ChienYing chief of staff to the original 3 members Chou EnLai communist vice chairman Tune PiWit and Wang RoFei Chou had been a luncheon guest earlier of Gen George C Marsh all special American envoy who recently arrived to help the Chi nese achieve unity The nationalists were repre sented at the parley by Foreign Minister Wang ShihChieh Szcch Wan governor of Changchun province and Shao LiTse sec retary general of the peoples po litical council Political observers were hopeful the conferees would approve the proposal in principle and leave details for consideration by the consultative council early in Jan uary Meanwhile military headquar ters said Gen Tu LiMings na tionalist troops advancing rap idly across snowcovered south ern Manchuria had occupied the railroad station at TangChiawc 65 miles west of Mukden Fire Damage Written Off in Black Ink Wilmington Cal IP They can write off this loss in black ink plosion of 2 huge drums of ink hich drenched the dock with the fluid Horse Runs Wild Delays Fast Train SpoTianc Wash Jesse Pruitt pulled the north coast treaties The agreement an nounced Christmas eve was sub ject to approval by France and China China have agreed to the plan reported to Truman Prepares for Talk on Radio Wednesday that he plans to speak to the people in a nationwide radio address right after thc holi days probably the first week in January on his overall legisla tive program including labor and universal training This speech will be followed by j a formal message to the new ses sion of congress on the state ot the union which white house officials cncd mouth of the mine and ex pressed some of the fierce optim ism which prevails here among people accustomed to thc threat of quick death in their daily work My brother Herman is in there he said with a slow Ken tucky hill country clraivl We think hcil come out all right though He always has Herman Lovell is 13 3ears old already a veteran at grubbing conl from the woodscovered Ken tucky hills There are 8 children in the family Rescue workers estimated they were 4500 feet inside the shaft which just 24 hours ago billowed forth a cloud of brown smoke when an underground explosion Hashed through the workings The shafts were filled with av alanches ot slate knee deep in water let in when shoring burst under the force of the explosion Electric wiring and ventilating lines were torn to pieces by the blast Old time miners admitted the possibility that the emergency workers might be losing the bat tle with fire in the mine and that as a last resort it might have to be sealed off to quench the flames Crewmen were using the latest equip masks weather is no worse than that The main delay right now is which his big C54 Thc Sacred setting the ventilation going said day I rescue workers At the same time Lt Col Henry j Rhodes said thc temporary ven T Myers pilot of thc fourmo tilation system set up to give the said likely will be delivered in person If he goes to capitol hill broadcast by television marking the first use of that medium by a chief executive j In his speech lo the nation he Jy will review thc proposals ic submitted to congress during he last several months for casing he nations transition from a war lo a peace economy High up on the list is his plea ror statutory authority for the es tablishment of factfinding boards and the fixing of 30day cooling off periods in industrial disputes as a means of ending strikes in im portant nationwide industries Meanwhile thc president as serlcd he will fly hack to Wash Crewmen were using the ington at a m central types of mme firefighting standard time Friday if the ment antl n11 worc smoke her is no worse than that The main delay right h his bfe C54 Thc Sacred setting the ventilation coinir sa encountered on his flight i Frank Khodcs iieiRhborinir mine from Washington Christmas j superintendent and one of the BELATED Truman playing a belated Santa Claus to his 93 year old mother Mrs Martha Tru man eaves the Summer White House Independence Mo with an armload of the usual Christmas trinkets to start the 20 mile drive to Grandview Mo AP Virephoto rescue crews fresh tored transport told newsmen the president took no undue risk in flying here j The president remarked thati use of the plane makes thc trip I f rotn Washington much shorter adding that with thc right kind of wind he should fly back to the white house in about 3 hours and j minutes The president saw his mother Mrs Martha E Truman 93 twice Wednesday visiting Granview during the morning and Thursday 5 night On the second trip he I y stopped by for a meeting of the f1 iai Grandview Masonic lodged acting thoroughfare in the city in his familiar role of presiding air leaks a MYSTERY BLAST HITS JERUSALEM Jerusalem ex plosions preceded by automatic j gunfire shook Jerusalem Thurs barncades of burning la thc main over the installation of new offi cers Mr Truman conducted the installation in the capacity of act ing grand master He formerly served as worshipful master of Police headquarters in Jerusa lem was reported on fire Author ities ordered public traffic in thc Streets suspended Explosions similar to those in Jerusalem were reported at Tel us wuisiupiuL imibiur 01 Jerusalem were reported at Tel the lodge which he helped cstabAviv Rumors of similar blasts lish He went home to bed at in Haifa circulated here but p m lacked confirmation ;