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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTOSY AH9 ARCHIVES MOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS W Ctnu Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBBUAKY 5 1 Paper Consist at Two SectionsSection NO 101 UNO FACES SYRIA LEBANON ISSUE STRIKE CALLED ON OLIVER FIRM INCHARLESCITY At Least 1600 Workers Affected by Walkout Over Wage Increases Charles City strike af fecting between 1600 and 1700 workers at the Oliver corporation manufacturers of farm equipment was called for 7 oclock Tuesday morning by local 115 of the United Farm Equipment and Metal Work ers of America CIO A larse number of workers re ported at the plant Tuesday since the final decision to strike had been made in the early morning hours Bat they were met by pickets and returned to their homes There were no disturb Charles Hobbie district CIO president said workers at mass meetings Monday night voted to strike after the company had turned down the unions rock bottom proposal of general wage increases of about 17 cents an hour THis increase would amount to about 18 or 19 per cent Hobbie said adding that the union now was reverting to its original de mand for a genera 30 per cent raise in wages G W Bird plant manager at the Charles City plant declared in a prepared statement that the union has rejected a company proposal which increases wages to a level approximately 58 per cent over 3941 earnings Immediately prior to the strike meeting Bird said the district president and the bargaining chairman of the union refused to accept and present before the meeting a company compromise offer of farther wage increases for every OHTer worker Hobbie asserted there badbeen no wage increases for plant work ers since 1343 and that the com panys present offer amounted to wage increases of only 10 to 11 per cent forpiece and day workers The company also operates plants at Battle Creek Mich South Bend Ind Springfield Ohio and Shelbyville HI The plant at South Bend is now strike bound Hobbie said the union would demand individual plant bargain ing arid negotiations for all of the companys plants A review of typical jobs among 1700 at the plant shows that earn ings for a regular 40 hour week would range from for skilled men in both piece and day work jobs to for watchmen and others in less specialized work Bird said Further wage raises over the increases already offered to the workers through the union are impossible under competitive business conditions Bird as serted Hobbie former employe in the plant here but whose home now is in Cedar Hapids and Paul Mathers president of the local met with Bird Tuesday and agreed to permit a maintenance force of 20 men to continue on duty The payroll section of the of fice force also was to continue at work until a week from Tues day under the agreement Hobbie said Bird acknowledged production was at a standstill It was the first strike in the his tory of the plant here which was started in 1900 as the HartCarr Co manufacturing engines and Safer farm tractors the firms present business The old firm later was taken over by Oliver Romance Cools New York romance cooled almost as soon as the nur sery liner Argentina docked Mon day This is my girl friend was the way Simon Adams 5 introduced 6yearold Gloria Antrim to re porters I am not your girl friend Glo ria sputtered stamping her feet I really dont care you know Simon replied as he stalked off to his stateroom Both childrens fathers were RAF pilots killed early in the war They will join their foster fathers George Adams Indianapolis and former Navy Lt Francis Antrim Des Moines Iowa Send Riot Cars to Cover Sale of Nylons Los Angeles heard a department store was putting 200 pairs ol nylon hose on so they sent 2 riot cars just in case They reported 800 women no casualties and no more nylons BURT BRIDE ARRIVESMrs Margaret Elsie Kent holds her son Lewis Jr as they prepare to leave the ship in New York Monday for Hurt Iowa She is from Watford England Mrs Kent was one of 456 British brides who arrived Monday on the Argentina for homes and husbands m theUnited States AP Wirephoto K and A engr NORTH IOWA TBRIDE AR Marie J Stacey who will join her husband Wal ter at Hampton arrived Mon day with the large eroup of British brides on the Argentina in New York harbor AP Wire Photo K A engr CHILDREN DROWN NEARDECORAH children drowned and a third was pulled from the icefilled Upper Iowa river by firemen Monday The 3 were playing along the bank of the river Drowned were Geneen Jenson 4 daughter of Mr and Mrs Har old Jenson and David Prescott S son of Mr and Mrs Levi Pres cott Geneens sister Karen who was standing in shallow water was pulled out over the ice and was treated for shock at a Decorah hospital Continue Search for More Bodies b Wreck Elk Mountain Wyo Ranchers and mountain climbers prepared to ascend towering Elk mountain again Tuesday to search for the body of the last of 21 per sons killed Tuesday when a United Air Lines mainliner crashedinto the 11000 foot peak The 21st victim was a soldier whose name was not disclosed by army authorities Bad weather prevented search ers from making another trip up the snowcovered mountain top Monday Previously they had un covered 20 bodies from the wreck age and brought them down with the aid of dog sled teams English Bride Enroute to Mason City Among English brides en route to Iowa is one headed for Mason City expected to arrive here early Wednesday morning on the Northwestern She is Mrs Paul Hiatt who called here from New York Tues day night shortly after stepping off the liner Argentina Her hus band is S Hiatt still stationed in London and not expected to arrivehere until March said his mother Mrs Grace Jenson Monroe N W to whom Mrs Hiatt telephoned Mrs Hiatt before her marriage to Seaman Hiatt last Aug 4 was Miss Connie Belleli London Mrs Jenson said she had planned to meet her new daughterinlaw in New York but had had word from the navy department that it woulc be more convenient not everything was being arranged in cluding transportation to Mason City with the Red Cross in charge HER REWARD Cambridge Mass Mary Flaherty a clerk at a hosiery shop was asked by a woman cus tomer if she had any nylons Im very sorry madam Mis Flaherty replied courteously bu we havent seen any nyjons here in months Well young said the customer taking a pair of nylons irom her shopping bag I managed to get these down the street Im going to give them to you as present because of the polite way you always turned me down when I asked for some CHINAS LEADER SEES END WITH NEW COALITION No Thought Given to Candidacy for Post of Chinas President Chungking Chiang Kaishek said Tuesday his to the Chinese peo ple Will be finished when the new coalition government has been es hablished Suggesting that he may relin quish the leadership he has held since 1927 Chiang told a press conference that he had not thought ret whether he will be a candidate or election to the presidency of China Chiang revealed at the same ime that China is conducting new nformal negotiations with the soviet union regarding concessions to Russia beyond published terms of the Sinosoviet treaty It was the first press conference the generalissimo has granted since Oct 15 Madame Chiang at his side he received lewsmen in his large hilltop town house Chiang said he thought the new igreement for a coalition govern ment bringing together his kuo mmtang and the communists for Ihe first time was just the begin ning of cooperation and unity among the political parties Continuance of the coalition he added will depend upon the na tional assemblys actions after es tablishing constitutional govern ment Asked how much power the kuo mintang government party was obliged to give up under the new system Chiang said it was not the degree of power that was involved but the degree of re sponsibility The kuomintangnesaidj tends to restore the sovereignty to the people State Treasurer Can Call Gas Distributors for Hearing on Taxes Des Moincs authority of the state treasurer to call ir gasoline distributors for hearing on unpaid gas tax and penalty is val id District Judge John J Halloran held in a memorandum opinion is sued Monday in favor of State Treasurer John Grimes The action was brought by J F Lineberger Des Moines distributor who contended the treasurers authority was uncon stitutional because he was dele gated judicial power further tha the authority denied Lineberge due process of law and that thi penalty was outlawed Lineberger was assessed the full gas tax on 10 carloads of fuel amounting to plus 100 per cent penalty at a treasurers hear ing in 1939 Lineberger appealed the hearin to district court He won this ac tion but in an appeal to the su preme court the district court rul ing was set aside See Increase in Prices to Stop Strikes Washington adminis tration decision that the nation can afford to pay some higher prices in return for industrial peace and allout production ap peared in the making Tuesday A high government official who can not be identified further predicted the white house will issue an announcement Tuesday or Wednesday detailing changes in the present holdtheline Price policy Although the modification will be aimed primarily at settlement of the 15 day old steel strike this official said its terms also will apply to other major industries involved in wage disputes Key figure in any such revision of President Trumans wageprice orders is OPA Administrator Chester Bowles who presumably outlined his position to the presi dent during a Sflminute confer ence Monday Bowles it is understood arguec tor an acrosstheboard policy change as against flexible price control advocated by Reconver sion Director John W Snyder Bowles and Snyder reportedlj were assigned by Mr Truman to work out a steel price formula which would enable the industry to settle its wage dispute with the CIO Bowles has contended that any special concession on prices for the steel industry would start a series of emergency concessions which would threaten OPAs whole system of price controls There were indications that the price chief was beginning to win Snyder over at least in part to his views One white house official told a reporter the reconversion director now is inclined favorably to Bowies argument and that the 2 men seemingly have reached a working agreement This official who said he ex pected the approaching white house announcement to represen a substantial revision of the wageprice policy added that its net effect should not be drastic The point was made that Stab ilization Director John C Colle still will have to pass on requests for many price rises and that these requests will be screened care fully Finds Home Des Moines moved from one crowded hotel to anotbe for weeks Safety Commissioner Fred Wilkins finally has moved into the apartment of M L Abra hamson income tax cashier fo the state tax commission Abra hamson is living with a friend while the Wilkins continue their search for living quarters STAMFORD LOCATION FAVORED BY UNO GROUPThe 13member united nations interim committee inLondon Tuesday approved a recommendation to put the organi zation s permanent honie in the StamfordGreenwichWestchester area of Connecticut and New Australia protested still urging San Francisco for the site Col W R iioclgson the Australian delegate said after the closed meeting that he would ask re jection of the recommendation Wednesday when it is presented to the full alnicmber committee on headquarters He added that he would put up a fight for San Francisco The StamfordGreenwichWestchester area was recommended by the UNO site inspec tion committee The proposed area includes the estate of former heavyweight cham pion Gene Tunney which is shown in the airview above The former boxer who would should the assembly accept the site is not opposed to the coming of the UNO but is reluctant to move Report 20 Persons Missing in Wreck of Passenger Ship Ketchikau Alaska Three men rescued after they washed oyerboard from tie wrecked steamship Yukon landed at Seward Tuesday in an army tug and were quoted by the Kelchikan Chronicle as saying they believed 20 persons were unaccounted for when they left the Yukon The coast guard said it had no confirmation of any casualties and expressed doubt concerning the report from Seward The 3 survivors were reported in good condition although they had been washed against a cliff by heavy seas before the tug crew rescued them They were identified as Army Sgt Jack Reinhold Charles D Scrivener junior purser of the Yukon Robert D Bessetcr storekeeper of the Yukon Also at or near the scene were the army transport Brig Gen M G Zalinski the steamship North Haven a freighter enroute from Whittier near Seward to the Aleutians the navy salvage ship Curb and 2 minesweepers Gen Delos Emmons commanding the Alaskan department ordered all Flying Fortresses with power res cue boats to aid in the rescue ef forts Wireless and telephone com munications were improving Tuesday as daylight returned and lowans on Yukon Anchorage Alaska of 4 lowans were on the passenger list of the liner Yukon reported aground 40 miles south of Seward Monday after leaving thai Alaska town bound for Seattle The lowans were Kenneth Friederick sen Wilton Junction and T5 Moore Mrs M o o r e and infant daughter Lavonne Council Bluffs the storm center moved off south eastward The coast guard reported the bow section of the Yukon includ ing the salon deck was hardand fast cm the John stone bay rocks and all survivors were believed to be aboard that section The after part of the broken ship was still afloat washing about as it wallowed in the heavy seas The Yukon struck the rocks while enroute from Seward to Se attle Coast guard headquarters re poried that at daylight the bow section of the broken Yukon which ran aground in Johnston e Bay Monday was still firmly on the rocks and that all the surviv ors were believed to be aboard that part The cutter Cedar was reported by the coast guard to be attempt ing the removal passengers from the Yukon while other ves sels were standing by in the grad ually subsiding seas awaiting their turn at rescue attempts Coast guard authorities said Ketchikan headquarters was op timistic that all of the aproxi mately 500 aboard the broken ves sel would be saved Wireless mes sages reported the seas were sub siding but rescue efforts wt handicapped by a heavy snow storm Marine to Army Emporia Kans H Stakes of Emporia a marine veteran of Guadalcanal isnt sure how his leatherneck buddies are going to feel about this He has enlisted in the army WHERE LINER FLOUNDERS locates point on Alaskan coast where the liner Yukon with 496 aboard broke in two Monday night after running aground AF WireDhoto K and A engr Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Decidedly colder with light snow and considerable drifting Tuesday an d night blowing snow Strong north west winds Low Tuesday night 5 above Near blizzard condi lions Wednesday partly cloudy and cold Iowa Showers and occasional thunderstorms Tuesday Rain changing to snoxv and becoming colder west and north portions Tuesday afternoon Snow and colder Tuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy and colder portion night Strong winds Tuesday Minnesota Blizzard conditions with strong northerly winds and rapidly falling temperatures j Tuesday night Clearing and continued cold Wednesday with diminishing winds Low tem perature Tuesday night zero to 5 below west and 5 to 10 above east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 41 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Tuesday 40 Precipitation trace See Seizure for Tugboat Striked NY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The federal government ap peared ready Tuesday to take ove operations of the tugboat syste in New Yorks big harbor as paralyzing strike tied up commer cial shipping and deprived th citys millions of new shipmenl of food and fuel supplies Mayor William ODwycrs set tlement program was rejected b llie 3500 striking AFL tugboa workers Monday night and the greeted warnings of imminent fed eral seizure with cries of Let Tru man steer the tugs Capt William Bradley presi dent of the United Marine divisior of the AFL International Long shoremens association assertec the tugboat workers who qui their jobs Monday morning in dispute with operators ove wages and hours would refuse t work under federal control As New York city officials acte to end the walkout of AFL tug boat employes a monthold strik by 7000 CIO employes of Westerr Union Telegraph company threat ened to create a new labor prob 1cm The greater New York CIO council which claims to repre sent 600000 union members in th metropolitan area called a 2hou work stoppage next Monday o all its members except those en gaged in vital services The tugboat strike however held immediate chief attention i the nations biffgrest city ODwye declared Monday niffht thai con linuation of Ihc work stoppage would cause a grave crisis in the food and fuel supply for the city and will necessarily endanger he health of the citys residents Bradley hadasserted that Ed ward C MaGuire labor adviser to ODwyer had told a conference called by the mayor that federal seizure of the tugboats was planned Tuesday In Washington a labor department spokesman who asked anonymity said he had been advised negotiations between the union and the New York tug boat exchange the operators hart broken down and that the gov ernment probably would take pos session Tuesday After th ODwyers for settlement on a basis of a per cent wage increase to lower paid employes and a 10 per cent pay hike for others MaGuire WANT ENGLAND AND FRANCE TO LEAVE LEVANT Countries Say Troops Are Constant Menace to Peace Security 3 London and Lebanon landed the united nations security ouncil a new explosive issue uesday asking withdrawal of all Sritish and French troops from he Levant while the council still ought to unravel the tangle re ulting from a Russian attempt to ise the veto power in the soviet British disagreement over Greece The veto issue raised for the irst time before the council locked action on the Greek ques ion It also required the council o decide whether Britain and Russia could vote on the question if whether Brilish troops in Jrecce were endangering world icice as charged by Russia The Jritish have demanded complete exoneration of their actions in recce Syria and Lebanon former rench mandates in the strategic middle east based their case on he claim that British and French roops have remained in their ter ritories many months after the end of the war with Germany and Japan and that some of these troops have been a constant menace to the peace and security n this region A meeting of representatives of the 5 major Rus sia France China and the United called at the British foreign office Tuesday specifically to discuss the world food situation and possible united nations action on it But some officials speculated that themeeting might afford a chance forv the key nations on the security cavlncil tcrhave talk about ways out of the threat ened impasse Shaken by disagreement the council scheduled another meeting for Tuesday night to decide for mally whether Russia can invoke her veto power Tlie veto issue was raised by Andrei Vishinsky soviet vice com missar of foreign affairs after 7 members oC the 11nation security council said Monday night in a hcafed debate that Russias charges Asks Limit on Nazi Sentences LONDON UR1 Uruguay iskcd the united nations Tues day to rule out the death pen alty for Hermann Goering and he other top nazi war lords on trial at Nuernberg and limit their punishment to life im prisonment The Uruguayan del egation proposed that the united nations organization recommend amendment of the war crimes charier to outlaw the death penalty for the nazi leaders against Great Britain were un founded French authorities estimate about 5000 French troops and 20000 British troops are in the Levant The SyrinnLcbanses note was dispatched to the office of Secre taryGeneral Trygve Lie Monday night Faris Boy El Khoury head of the Syrian delegation to the general assembly and Hamid Bey Frangie chief of the Lebanses delegation conferred personally with Lie Tuesday The presence of these troops which constitutes a grave infringe ment of the sovereignty of the2 states members of the united na tions may give rise lo serious dis putes Syria and Lebanon de clared The 2 Levant governments the note said had expected all along that the forces of both Britain and France would be withdrawn as soon as the war ended said The needs of the people of thatpres Stuart Saydpwans Resent Criticism of Gen Omar Bradley YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 26 10 city are so conditions cannot be per id to continue The strikers who are seeking a 40 hour week instead of 48 have the support of the 35000 AFL longshoremen They have askeri hourly wage increases from to SI57 and from S142 to SI85 DCS Moines M3 I own State American Legion commander Ralph Stuart Hampton told the Argonne post Monday night that 99 per cent of the members in Iowa resented the Legion na tional commanders criticism of General Omar Bradley and the veterans administration for licensed personnel and a flat j National Commander John for unlicensed personnel in I Stelie last week criticized Brad place of the present 67 to 72 cents j ley and asserted there had been a tragic breakdown in the veter ans administration Stuart asserted the criticism Slraun Dies Palm Beach Fla heart ailment proved fatal Monday to 79 year old Silas Hardy Strawn noted Chicago attorney and for mer president of i h e American bar association and the chamber was uncalled for in every re spect In a statement last Saturday Stuart said Slelle did not express the Iowa departments opinion of i of commerce of the United States I Bradley and the VA ;