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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa COMP fff NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS i Utrf Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 1947 No 97 Truman Discloses No Strike Pact in Construction Industry CLEAR LAKE GETS THE Jodans famous mystery bird took many forms in the minds of Clear Lak J ers on the night of Jan 16 but this is how it appeared to Art Roup of the Kayenay Engraving company Its habitat i was Blake creek north of Mason City He classified it as i belonging to the species JayJay inspired by the iri X itials of John Its a composite of many photo graphs with a bulls tail for a neck the rump for the body i a man s hair for the head and chicken comb legs tail and rwing of various sizes of photos for the remainder But now fClear Lake has its the bird Dlear Lakes Mystery Bird frapped at Last It Turns put to Be Perpetrator Jodan Clear Lakes iystery bird which ran rampan1 if the imaginations of the inhabi of this summer resort abou weeks ago following a fresh vj ow has been duly plucked and italogued with other famous I whimsical bit of spoil jrrpetrated by no less a character fan the man who found the Jodan Although it did not gain the no of Iowas Cardiff Giant or wjme of the other humbugs of his jfory Jodans mystery bird tracks itamed statewide interest much to Vibe vexation of Jack Stevens and I Verrfe Petersen state conservation I officers who knew the tracks were not the realthing but could not explain them Jodan first called attention to the huge 12 by 14 inch tracks starting in his backyard on the evening of Jan 16 tracks were traceable in the fresh snow for more than a block with no other tracks near by or any apparent means of mak ing the tracks other than that some huge bird came in from no where for a perfect landing But what Jodan didnt tell the hundreds of persons who visited his yard at that time was how he did it The tracks were fashioned by a wire attached to the end of a fishline and manipu lated by Jodan at the end of an I ordinary cane fishing pole about 20 feet distant That was Jodans little joke to stir up a little excitement and in terest in Iowas famed summer resort in the good old wintertime Hell probably have no need for the fishpole now till the fish be gin to bite come summer SET BARRICADES British Build Defenses Against Underground Jerusalem labor crews went into action before dawn Saturday restringing barbed wire barricades and renewing defenses in an apparent 2nd step by the British government to turn all Pal estine into a fortress against un derground violence Friday the government ordered all nonessential British women and with some men evacuated by Tuesday moved the families of married army men into barracks and told rovernmcnt officials to prepare for a similar move Working in rain and mud mili ary groups could be seen refur bishing Jerusalems defense lines with barbed wire Some blocks of flats previously used as officers clubs were being barricaded lend ng impetus to reports that the blocks were being taken over as compounds Protests against Fridays evac uation order increased Saturday as housewives vehemently op posed leaving their husbands to eturn to wintertime England Wives of police officers given the option of staying if their husbands agreed banded in Sarona encamp ment at Tel Aviv to declare We tay AFL Invites Rival CIO to Union Merger Miami Fla Presi dent William Green invited the rival CIO Saturdayto unite into one strong union for a solid front against congressional and other antilabor forces Greens CIOAFL merger pro posal was sent to Philip Murray CIO president whose comments on renewed efforts to bring some 12000000 workers under one la bor banner were anxiously awaited Murray said in Pittsburgh that he had no immediate comment on the Union and government labor leaders hailed the fresh start to ward the merger Some were skeptical recalling a similar pro jpsgl defeated 5 years ago when fohn L Lewis United Mine Workers were still affiliated with the CIO Other groups however gave significance to the new bid point ing to Lewis now a dominant fig ure in AFL councils The previ ous merger attempt was wade in 1942 with Lewis and William L lutcheson president of the Brotherhood of Carpenters AFL the instigators Later the miners split with the CIO and after 4 years as an in dependent union Lewis led them jack into the AFL Greens unexpected statement to Murray was released during the AFL councils annual winter meeting It was understood to be reply to a letter from Murray almost a month ago sug gesting periodical meetings be ween CIO and AFL representa ives to plan strategy against at tacks made upon organized labor Green termed such periodical teetings impractical offering the merger proposal and taking the tand that labor can best resist irganized opposition when united 2ND NIP STRIKE IS SQUELCHED BY MACARTHUR 100000 Expressmen Cancel Walkout After Edict From Headquarters Tokyo second scheduled strike in 2 days by Japanese labor organizations was called off again Saturday at the insistence of Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters when leaders of 100000 ex press workers cancelled their waikout in order to save our union and to save the future of the labor movement in Japan A union spokesman told the membership however to be pre pared to respond to a second strike call at any time Allied headquarters forbade Saturday nights walkout on the basis of MacArthurs edict Friday which prevented 2600000 govern ment office transportation and utilities workers from staging a general strike In a repeat of Fridays union performance the express workers refused at once to acknowledge the allied headquarters order In stead they alerted their member ship throughout Japan while union leaders attended a confer ence with heads of the Japan ex press company Emerging from that meeting obviously dissatisfied the union ists said the management had re jected all their demands Their leaders conferred further on whether to strike But just before midnight deadline they gave in to allied headquarters pressure and called it off Earlier they had contended staunchly that Fridays edict by MacArthur did not cover their union They mapped their walk out to extend throughout Japan although spokesman Seno Take shi said no political motive was involved Allied headquarters retorted WIRES wires sag and a snapped off pole hangs ground near Ottumwa after the worst snowstorm in 5 years struck Iowa Repairmen were out Saturday restoring telephone and telegraph service to isolated southern Iowa towns Justification for Rent Boost at This Time bluntly however that the general strike ban applied equally to the express workers Before the union yielded there were Japanese press reports of scattered wildcat walkouts already under way JUDGE STUDIES I WALKING TIME Legal Snarl Delays h Portal Pay Decision i Detroit legal snarl over how fast a man can walk delayed indefinitely Saturday a decision in the Mt Clemens Pottery Co por tal pay test case f Federal District Judge Frank A r Picard said he would begin taking J lengthy testimony Monday A 2 day hearing failed to establish if pottery workers spend enough time walking to their machines and preparing for work to justify back pay The Mt Clemens case was re garded as a test for the 000000 in similar suits pending in the nations courts Picard prepared to summon hundreds of Mt Clemens pottery workers to testify on their in dividual walking time and make readyforwork e in an effort to arrive at a norm He said it might take a month but that he was going to try to get the evidence Picards decision to continue the case came Friday after a confer ence of company and CIO pottery workers union attorneys on sevj eral stipulations The stipulations concerned dis tances from time clocks to various points in the Mt Clemens plant i and the speed with which men could walk to those points 3 Boys Spend Stolen in 4 Hours Waukegan HI boys 11 12 and 13 years old went on a big spending and cashforfree spree Friday but the approxi mately they got rid of in 4 hours belonged to somebody else The money that the youngsters rifles and an automo and gave away to other youngsters before police caught up with them belonged to Mat Susnian 36 a linoleum shop owner Papers Use Airplane Radio to Obtain News Muscatine speedily ar ranged courier service from here to Burlington saved the Burling ton HawkEye Gazette from sus pending publication for a day Storm damage to leased wires supplying the news copy to the Burlington paper Friday caused eletypes not to function properly was taken from an extra teletype at the Muscatine Journal and was flown by C F Bowles ormer army air corps pilot to Surlington On Thursday a skeleton news was supplied to the Bur ington paper the Ottumwa Cour ier and the Centerville lowegian by a network of amateur radio stations The news was broadcast by an AP staff member in Des Moines and was picked up by amateurs in the 3 cities Truman Sees Sfo Need for Big 3 Parley Washington resident Truman said Saturday he sees no need for another big three confer ence but that he would be happy to confer with Premier Josef Stalin and Prime Minister Clem ent Attlee in Washington at any time The president was asked at a news conference if he agreed with a statement attributed to Stalin that not one but several big three conferences would be helpful He replied that he would be very much pleased to see Stalin and Attlee in the United States but that he did not intend to leave Washington He was asked then if he knew of any particular need for a big three conference at this time He replied that he did not The big three have not met since the Potsdam conference a year and a half ago Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave and dim inishing winds Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudiness with light snow likely Sunday night Low Saturday night about 15 below Iowa Cold wave overspreading state by Saturday night clear and very cold Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudiness and not quite so cold with light snow beginning west portion Sunday afternoon and over spreading state Sunday night Not so cold Sunday night Lows Saturday night 1015 below zero north and 510 below zero south Highs Sunday 12 above east to 22 above west Minnesota Very cold Saturday night with lowest temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 below north to 10 to 15 below south Sunday partly cloudy and cold with occasional light snow ex treme south Sunday afternoon or night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 19 Minimum 2 At 8 a ih Saturday 21 Precipitation 14 Snow 2 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum i Says No Penalty to Be Imposed on Fleming for Rent Order Mixup Washington r e s i d e n Truman Saturday made it clear once and for all that if there is any general rent increase con gress will have to order perhaps oVer his veto Mr Truman told a news confer ence there is no justification a this time for such an increase the rent line must be held A senate committee is considering reni plans including one for a 15 per cent general boost The president also said that no penalty or punishment would be imposed on Maj Gen Philip B Fleming director of of temporary controls in connection with the big rent mixup earlier this week Fleming told the senate Friday he was the higher up who or dered a 10 per cent rent boost that was blocked at the last minute by the white house But some sen ators believed Fleming was taking the rap for the white house On another problem that has been commanding congressional Mr Truman said he hoped congress would adopt a national aviation policy stressing safety in flying Congress the president said also will be getting soonhis rec ommendations on the question of retiring federal office holders tak ing private and personal papers with them when they leave the government Meanwhile Gordon R Clapp whose nomination to be chairman of the Tennessee valley authority is being considered by the senate public works committee branded as untrue a suggestion that 55 communists were found in his per sonnel department in TVA And Chairman William Langer R N Dak of a senate judiciary subcommittee said 6 American concerns have established a mo nopoly on newsprint in the United States and a large part of Canada In other congressional devel opments 1 Sen Robert A Taft E O said congressional republican were aiming now at a graduated income tax cut of 10 15 and 2C per cent with no reduction what soever in some brackets 2 House republicans were push ing a campaign to lop 1000001 employes from the federal payroll They estimated this would s the government 3 Chairman John Taber R N Y of the house appropriations committee accused the OPA of maintaining a highsalaried rac keteering committee to find jobs for ousted OPA employes He saic the committee had 64 members who received an average salary oi a year 4 Congress was giving a cold shoulder to Winston Churchills suggestion that the United States share Britains responsibility for Palestine Many congressmen fa vored Churchills alternative pro the Palestine prob lem over to the United Nations Regarding Flemings part in the rent mixup Sen Joseph R Mc Carthy said he believed Fleming had got the goahead signal to raise rents by 10 per ent and then somebody changed us mind Asked who he thought the somebody was McCarthy re plied Obviously its Truman In other developments A house food investigating sub committee told Secretary of Agri ulture Clinton P Anderson that lousehold sugar rations should be boosted at least 10 to 15 pounds a year per person Gerard D Reffly former mem ber of the national labor relations ioard said basic changes in the Wagner act are necessary to pro mote industrial peace He sup lorted Wagner act amendments iroposed by Sen Joseph H Ball R Minn who submitted his tatement to the senate labor com mittee FIE IN DES MOINES Firemen Fight Blaze in NearZero Weather Des Moines ff Damage es timated at 375000 was caused by a spectacular fire in towntown Des Moines early Saturday morn ing The fire raged through a 2story brick building housing a night club a cafe curtain laundry com mercial art shop and printing es tablishment Fire Chief Charles L Slade es imated damage to the building at 3rd and Grand avenue al 560000 An estimated additional i5000 damage was believed caused to the Tally Ran club and he TriStates Art Shop Firemen icecoated in the near ero weather managed to con ine the blaze to the halfblock ong building despite high winds Mrs Pearl Hinderks 56 and Mrs Anna Fuller 63 sisters who were the only occupants of the JUilding escaped unharmed They lad living quarters at the rear of he Pearl Curtain Laundry Co of the business places dam ged by the blaze The Tally Ran night club and he TriStates Art Shop both on he 2nd floor of the building were virtually a total loss The Troca dero cafe and the Ideal Printing ompany received extensive fire nd smoke damage HouseHunters May Move In If Mr Groundhog Leaves Burrow Canoe Ridge Weather Works Gobblers Knob Punxsutawney Fa wise boys on the corner were offering 23i to 1 Sat urday that when Punxsutawneys famed weather prognosticating groundhog emerges from his bur row Sunday Groundhog either 1 He will see his shadow and return to his diggings to sleep out 6 more weeks of winter or 2 A househunting World war 1 veteran will move in Members of the Punxsutawney Jroundhog club who climb Ca noe ridge every Feb 2 to receive he old seers prediction heatedly denied poolroom rumors that big wheels of a New York gambling syndicate had got to the greying prophet According to these reports which were under investigation by the Jefferson county district at torneys office the gamblers act ing in conspiracy with Russian fur merchants have put in the fix for 6 weeks more winter Under the tenets of the Ground hog club faithful led by Dr Frank A Lorenzo if the groundhog sees his shadow when he peeks out Sunday winter will continue for 6 weeks If he doesnt spring is Dont tell a Punxsutawneyite that it isnt so And above all dont suggest that any old ground hog would do Officials of the Punxsutawney club are preparing their annual blast against a rival league which operates out of Quarryville Pa The local leaders were reported seeking counsel of Harold I Old Curmudgeon Ickes in compiling epithets to hurl at the eastern Pennsylvania animal known in this area as the pretender1 On hand to greet the meteorol ogical exarch when he steps to the on Gobblers Knob Sunday will be President Lorenzo shadowgraphers Robert Bowers and Jay Fress geometri cians Guy Kelly and Bob Morris wirelessmen Arthur Eberhart and Dr K G Lenhart grounhogese interpreter Otto Phillips and Sec retary Roy Shirley After Sir Groundhogs message is received broadcast and record ed the club faithful will adjourn to the festive hall for their an nual dinner There the members who include civic business and industrial leaders of the state will join in the sacred chant honoring the ancient king of the weather makers Missing Iowa Youth s Found in Chicago Muscatine Archer 8 year old son of Mr and Mrs L Archer of Muscatine re orted missinig since last Satur ay night has been found at Chi ago police here were informed iday night Chicago police in a phonecall o thelocal officials reported that he youth had reported his where bouts to them and the youths ather has gone to Chicago after is son A widespread search had been onducted since the youth who a student at Iowa university reported missing and the Mis ssippi river was dragged after iscovery of Archers suitcase in a ark near the river Automobile and Train Claims 3rd Life Waterloo resulting rom the collision of an automo ile and a freight train here last unday morning mounted to three fter the death Friday of Mrs tephen E Dwyer Jr of Water 0 in a hospital Stephen E Dwyer 70 of Hum oldt Iowa and his soninlaw elbcrt Bcnton 40 of Wesley owa were killed in fbp accident CONTRACTORS UNION LEADERS ARRANGETRUCE Voluntary Agreement Covers 2000000 Men in Building Fields Washington UR President Truman Saturday announced a no strike no lockout agree ment for settling labor disputes in the construction industry He told a specially summoned news conference that the agree ment covers 2000000 workers in the vital home highway heavy and specialized construction fields The voluntary agreement was made by the Associated General Contractors of America and the building and construction trades department of the American Fed eration of Labor Mr Truman and Secretary of Labor Lewis B Schwellenbach warmly praised the agreement It comes at a time when there is great need to avoid stoppages in construction especially of houses and apartments Contractor and union officials told Mr Truman and Schwellen bach in a letter that the purpose of the plan is to settle all disputes without strikes or lockouts They said it applied to new contract terms as well as griv ances arising under existing con tracts The agreement is to run for an indefinite period Labor department sources said that the agreement was virtually industrywide since the unions in volved have organized up to more than 90 per cent of the 2000000 workers The department has esti mated that more than 2500000 persons will be employed in railding construction when the peak of activity for this year is reached in September It estimates all types of new constructionfor ha year will reach a record breaking Mr Truman and Schwellenbach praised negotiation of the agree ncnt in separate letters to Her iert E Foreman managing direc or and James D Marshall assist ant managing director of the con ractors association and to Rich ard Gray president and Herbert Uvers secretarytreasurer of the AFL building and construction rades department Mr Truman told the contrac ors and unions that you have aken a notable step along the oad to industrial peace I know that with the full sup iort of themembers of all your rganizations both management nd industry and the ation will achieve a higher level f production and greater stabili y he said You have negotiated the pres nt plan without government par icipation The public and the gov rnment look to you to make it ork SubZero Cold Wave preads Over Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures were dropping eadily in Iowa Saturday as a vave of subzero cold began verspreading the state The weather bureau in Des iloines said temperatures Satur ay night would range from 15 elow in northern Iowa to 5 to 10 elow in the southern sector Ad itional snowfall was on tap for unday Meanwhile new snow measuring p to 2 inches or more in depth being whipped by high winds nd causing difficulty to traffic The Iowa State Highway com nission reported that driving con itions in northcentral and north est Iowa were dangerous Satur ay morning due to drifting snow hich had reduced visibility to ro in the cuts Roads were going mt again in northwest Iowa due drifting 3oy 5 Is Killed by 6 oberman Pinschers Virginia M inn fP G1 e n race 5 was bitten to death here riday by 6 Doberman Pinscher igs that got free from their pen the lad arrived to admire them Dr J Arnold Malmstrom dep y coroner said the son of r and Mrs Howard Brace of rginia diecf of multiple bites and sultant loss of blood A W Bib ns the dogs owner discovered e tragedy when he heard the nimals barking and ordered the months old dogs shot ;