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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1946, Mason City, Iowa i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 9 DEPARTMENT OF fcHI STORY AN9 ARCHIVES DE3 liO I KtS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS I VOL LSI Associated Plus and United Press Full Leased Wlzes Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 1946 This Paper Consists oi Two NO 103 EXPECT WAGE POLICY SOON Save All 496 Aboard Wrecked Liner Yukon Ketchikan Alaska 100 survivors of the shattered steamship Yukon huddled Wednesday on bleak Cake Fairfield beach southeast of Seward awaiting transfer by breeches buoy to rescue ships The coast guard announced the rest of the 496 persons aboard the Yukon when jt went aground Sunday night had been removed by res cue ships and were at or enroute to Seward Army planes hovered over the wreck area Wednesday and dropped food and warm dry clothing the men waiting around bonfires on the beach These men taken ashore from the wreck by breeches buoy will be similarly trans ferred to rescue ships when the lighthouse tender Cedar returns from carrying 116 survivors to Seward Wednesday The rescue craft repeatedly messaged that there was no known loss of life The Yukon which struck the rocks in Johnstone Bay Sunday night after sailing from Seward broke in two Monday night the REPORTBRITISH CABINET TURNS DOWNUNOPLAN Expect New Talks on Council Crisis Over EnglandSoviet Rift London British cab inet was reliably reported Wed nesday to have rejected in its present form a proposal for end ing the United Nations crisis over Greece and to have authorized Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin to try for a further compromise The cabinets reported decision indicated the possibility of new talks among the 5 major power members of the UNO security council on the BritishRussian dis pute and left the way open for the pending compromise formula to be approved provided it could be modified in a manlier accept able toBevin The formula worked out at a 5power meeting Tuesday night calls for Russias charges that British troops in Greece menace world peace of a statement by Security Council President Nor man J O Makin of Australia that the council has taken note of all the arguments made by Russia Britain Greece and the other the council during United Nations leaders oelieved the compromise proposal also was under consideration in Mos cow Both Bevin and Andrei Vishin sky soviet vice commissar of foreign affairs told a secret emer gency meeting of the five major power members of the security council last night that they would have to ask their governments for new instructions Aa air of tension pervaded the United Nations meeting There was widespread snecula tion that the British cabinet in view of Bevins strong demand for complete exoneration of Rus sias charges that British troops in Greece were endangering peace might find unacceptable the com promise proposal made by Nor man J O Makin of Australia chairman of tho security council Answers from both the British and Russian governments were expected before the council meets at 9 p m 3 p m C S T Wed nesday for its fourth attempt to settle the Greek question In an effort to break the dead lock between Russias insistence that British troops in Greece men ace world peace and Britains de mand for outright rejection ot that ment of healths mobile unit has charge the compromise proposal made its first visit to the Eldora members of the dispute lowans Rescued Seattle George M Moore and daughters Georgene 13 months and Xavonne Moore of Council Bluffs Iowa were among 48 women and chil dren rescued from the wrecked liner Yukon and taken to Seward by a coast guard cutter the Alaska Steamship company att nounccd Tuesday night after part wallowing in the seas Coast guard reports said all pas sengers and crew were believed safe in the firmly grounded for ward section Three men were washed overboard when the liner broke but a tug saved them Messages from the scene told of carrying terrified children down cargo nets from the broken Yukon to the power boats bobbing in the 20foot waves The 3 crewmen washed over board said they believed 20 or more others were missing but no reports from the vessels standing by verified the belief ROADS GOOD AS BLIZZARD HITS N NORTH IOWA Visibility Poor But Highways Free of Ice and No Roads Blocked With the vind blowing in gusts arying in velocity from 30 to 60 niles an hour a blizzard seemed till to be raging Wednesday af ter oon although the snow officially eased to fall before noon The hermometer at Mason City hung teadily at 12 degrees above zero rom a m through the noon our Highway traffic throughout the tate was reported by the highway ommission as extremely liaz rdous because ofpoor visibility Vo road blocks were reported be weeii Des Moines and Minneap olis or on either side of Mason Jity but some may develop dur ng the day the commission varned Surface conditions were eportcd Rood throughout the state vith no ice on the highways be FAMOUS ACTOtt George Arliss 17 veteran of the British and American stage and screen died Tuesday night at hishome in Maida Hill Lon don following an attack of bronchial trouble Earlier this year Arliss had celebrated the 60th anniversary of his first stage appearance at Londons Elephant and Castle theater PRICE BOOST ON SUGAR FEB 10 Washington UR That long heralded sugar price increase goes into effect Feb 10 OPA said the increase will total of a cent a pound or 3 cents on a apound bag The price boost results from the increased cost the 1946 Cuban sugar crop which now is beginning to arrive in this country Donate Blood Eldora Iowa depart simply would dismiss the case by pass on o having the council other business However Makin would make a statement taking note of Russias arguments Britains arguments and the expressed views of other members of the council Hussia is the only council member attacking the British position in Greece Presumably this method of dis missing the case would allow Brit ain to claim exoneration while Russia would not be forced to vote on a statfcrnent clearing Britain which Vishinsky already has made clear he would veto This formula would avoid any direct formal repudiation of Rus sias charges which is the thing that up to this time Bevin has in sisted he must have Some security council members said that if the British ana Rus sians do not agree to accept the proposed compromise by the time the council is scheduled to meet Wednesday night the session Prob ably would be called off v There appeared to be a wide spread reaction against Tuesday nights technique of calling a full session of the 11member coun cil then recessing it while the representatives of the 5 major Russia the Unit ed States France and one or two others met outside in secret Officials present at the secret meeting of the key powers said the discussion had been tough but Georges Bidault French foreign minister told a reporter we are very close to a solution Once the Greek question is dis posed of the council still must deal with what many delegates have said privately is an even more difficult Ukraines charge that British mil itary actions in Indonesia are en dangering the peace Then the council would come to the Syrian Lebanese demand made Tuesday that British and French troops evacuate the troubled Levant school for boys er and 55 boys at the school donated blood Tues Eagle Grove Vet Killed in Eagle E Born holt 20 soldier recently dis charged from military service was killed and his brother Glen was injured when the car ir which they were riding collide with a truck on U S highway 169 near Badger 7 miles nort of Fort Dodge at p m Tuesday The Bornholt brothers were o thenway to Fort Dodge whe their car and a truck sideswipe oii the slippery highway William suffered a fracturet skull and his neck was believe to have been broken Glen was taken to a hospita at Fort Dodge but was release Wednesday morning when it wa found his injuries were not seri ous Occupants of the truck whic was loaded with corn were M and Mrs William Eidem Fre mont Nebr The Bornholt boys are broth of Mrs May Freerkson o A real Iowa blizzard greeted this English bride Paul Hiatt 2nd as she stepped the train in Mason City Wednesday morning but the reception she got from her husbands family shown here with her was a warm one Mrs Grace Jenson mother of Seaman Paul Hiatt is shown at the left of the bride with Mr and Mrs Wayne ween cities The temperature nosedived during the night from Tuesdays pringlike high of 48 degrees in Mason City and 65 at Des Moines and Ottumwa It was the highest eb 5 reading on record at Des VToines with the previous high 58 registered in 1882 and 1938 But the weatherman promised another change Thursday He said the North Iowa weather would be artly cloudy and rather cold Wednesday night with diminish ing winds and a low of about 5 above Thursday is to be fair with rising temperatures in the after oon Two Iowa highways No 75 south of Missouri Valley and No 2 east of closed diiesday flooded con of Tuesday There was oneAvar traffic for 12 miles on No 75 south of Onawa Virtually all rural and consoli dated schools within a radius 40 miles of Spencer were reported closed winds ripped Wednesday almost as northwest gale velocity Hiatt Pauls brother and sisterinlaw at her right This is terrible said the little English girl shes only 18 about the weather But she didntstay to answer many questions for she was soon whisked away out of the cold to the Jenson home where its been hustle and bustle ever since she called from New saying she had landed on the if nrmifirn VA DEFENDED BY GEN BRADLEY Says Stelle Might Scare Sick Veterans Washington Omar N Bradley fought back Wednesday against criticism of his handling of the veterans administration by John Stelle national commander of the American Legion Bradley said dansrer that Stelle would cause unnecessary fear and anxiety among sick veterans with his charge that VA hospitals would discharge approximately 50000 veteran patients a light but drilting snow The highways however were open throughout the territory Schools in Spencer and other cities in the area were operating day for use by the health depart There are 692 parks in the U S normally except for a decrease in attendance A small twister struck the Wil liams community 15 miles east of Webster City about p m Tuesday causing damage to busi ness establishments uprooting trees and disrupting phone and electric service for nearly 3 hours The cyclone appeared suddenly from the southwest No one was injured and electric service was restored around 5 p m At Blencoe Iowa residents of this western Iowa town reported this sequence all in the space of 6 hours Tuesday Balmy spring thundershowers followed by a rainbow at day break a small tornado a few hours later which damaged a barn and brooder house This was followed by a drop of 40 degrees on the hermometer and snow swirling in from the northwest Argentina 3 days ago And she was anxious to see her little namesake Connie 6weeks old daughter of the Wayne Hiatts The baby didnt get to the sta tion But theres more excitement coming Seaman Hiatt will be dropping in one of these days al though he wasnt expected here until March In fact he called home Tuesday night saying he had landed in New York the same day as his bride She had received 7 tele grams he sent from his ship but had already left when he got So it HiattwhiS was surprised Seaman Hiatt left England 6 days before his bride on the USS Pomona Victory They had tried to come across on the same ship but had been unable to After proceeding to Minneapolis for his discharge he will come to Mason City to debate the virtues of a North Iowa blizzard as compared with a London fog The couple met through mu tual friends while attending a London cinema They had known each other a year before the mar riage tookplace last August in a London cathedral near her home Mrs Hiatt expected to be the youngest bride on the Argentina but discovered that ages ranged from 16 to 44 Gets Jail in Buttermilk Death Case Clarion Sherwood A lack wrote the finishing chapte n the buttermilk drowning cas lere Wednesday morning when h sentenced Walter Ahrens 58 Bel mond farmer to 6 months in th county jail and fined him on a charge ol driving a motor ve Weather Report in Royalties Evanston TO one was more surprised than Mary Jane Ward when she learned Wednes day that she would receive 000 in royalties for her novel The Snake Pit April book of the month club selection NOT A MAN FROM MARSiCharles A Kirkpatrick dis charged navy veteran who never received a scratch dur ing 13 months of service in the Pacific only to come home and break his neck in a fall at Dubuque wears a body cast just applied The 33 year old vet fell coming up from the basement a few minutes after he arrived home for a be lated Christmas tree celebration with his wife Dorothy and their 2 children AP Wirephoto K and A engr FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and rather cold Wednesday night with diminishing winds Low about 5 above Thursday fair temperatures in alter We are not dismissing non Rising noon Iowa Clearing and colder with di minishing winds Wednesday night Thursday generally fair Warmer in west and central por tions Shippers forecast north 0 to b above south 10 above Minnesota Clearing and coldei with diminishing winds Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy with snow flurries cen tral portion Nat so cold south west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 48 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Wednesday 12 Precipitation 02 Snow A inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 19 10 Ease Seasickness Case Measure Weathering Opposition Washington o S t oppo nents of the tough strike control bill of Rep Case R S Dak threw in the sponge Wednesday conceding that the house will ap prove it almost in its present form They expressed this view freely to newsmen after betas defeated overwhelmingly in a series of test votes on the farreachinp meas ure Tuesday Several declared however that they wouldcontinue Iheir last ditch efforts to modify the legis lation and they showered the speakers desk with suggested amendments Approximately 20 such propos als faced votes Wednesday after oon Acting Labor Committee Chair man Randolph D W Va said he hoped for final action in the house late Wednesday but lead ers said they doubted this The case bill would set up a national mediation board with power to step into major labor disputes and forbid strikes or lockouts for 30 days It also would permit wide use of court injunc tions against either labor or man agement outlaw violence In pick eting ban boycotts and provide for civil suits against either side breaking a contract Those backing Cases proposal were spurred Tuesday by an as sertion from Rep Pace D Ga that the nations farmers might go on strike if congress didnt pass stiff legislation to regulate labor controversies There is a terrible feeling ol restlessness among farmers and Im afraid of it he declared service connected cases any character from our hospitals so long as they are in need of hos pitalization Bradley wrote in a letter to members of congress He referred to Stelles latest charges that VA planned to turn out of its hospitals all nonservice patients or those who acquired disabilities alter leaving the armed forces Stelle had wired all Legion de partment commanders urging them to protest to congress againsi the alleged plan HOPEPROPOSAL WILL PUT END TO STEEL RIFT Last Minute Disputes May Delay Announcing Revision of Formula Washington adr ministration advisers strove Wed nesday to iron out lastminute dif ferences over details a new gov ernment wageprice policy aimed at ending the steel well as most other major labor disputes One high official rot quotable by name said that a white house announcement ot the formula might come Wednesday However another reported that disagree ments had developed late Tuesday which could force further delay Both agreed however that the governments position on steel price to settling the walkout ot 750000 CIO steel work be stated either simul taneously with announcement of the wageprice policy revision or immediately afterwards What disagreements had devel oped remained unclear Reported ly they involved OPA administra tor Chester Bowles and Reconver sion Director John Snyder who had been at odds on the price licle while intoxicated If he falls o pay the fine he must serve 90 additional days He was given credit by the court for 3 months which he has already served in jail The grand jury Wednesday re indictment against the manslaughter turned no Ahrens on charge which was brought against him early last November after his brother George 61 had drowned in buttermilk following a truck upset 4 milessouth and 1 miles An alilopsy revealed that death was due to drowning in butter milk Sheriff Roy S Wilson said blood tests taken at the time re vealed that Walter was intoxi cated He pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday after the grand jury returned an indictment charging him with drunken driv ing Street Car Jumps DCS Tiloines parked car was smashed but no one was in jured when the front wheels of a street car jumped the tracks in downtown Des Moines Tues day The street car careened 75 feet and crashed into the empty auto FFC DONALD t JONES star CAFT W C WHORLEY star MASON CITYANS Donald L Jones and Capt W C Whorley Mason City were cited at an award presentation in Des Moines Wednesday by Lt Col Wil liam V Hannay commanding officer of the Iowa recruit ing district Pfc Jones was given the silver star and Capt Whorley received the bronze star These were 2 of 13 such awards presented to lowans Posthumous awards were made to the families of 2 lowans The awards included one silver star one soldiers medal 11 bronze stars and 4 purple hearts question lor some time President Truman scheduled a news conference at a m CST Thursday but there was no indication from the white house when he might announce a pos sible new wageprice program Eben Ayors assistant press sec retary told his own news confer ence that he did not know oj any price statement in sight for Wednesday Bowles had been scheduled to testify on wageprice policy be fore the house banking commit tee Thursday butr word came from the committee that his appearance had been postponed until Monday Lending weight to belief here that a major break is due in the strike situation CIO President Philip Murray summoned a strate gy conference Thursday between eaders of the CIOs big three electrical and steel workers These together represent 1125 000 striking workers and have adopted a stick together policy considering wage settlements Murray insisted Tuesday night however that there was nothing significant in Thursdays meet ng An offical close lo the govern ment policy makers said the new wageprice statement would in clude relaxation of the present regulation which prohibited man agement from seeking price relief n less than six months after making a voluntary wage increase One top level adviser asserted that the provisions would be broad enough to cover the elec trical workers and other recon version wage disputes This pre sumably would include the Gen eral Motors strike and the meat packing wage case Industry leaders have made par ticular point of price problems in the electrical and meat packing wage demands ns well as in the steel case A federal factfind ing board is expected to make re commendations soon for a wage increase in the meat industry combining it specific propo sals for a corresponding increase in meat prices The governments last on steel price increases has been generally reported as around a ton The steel industry has as serted that an increase greatly in excess of SS25 a ton would be necessary to put in effect the 18 cents hourly wage increase proposed for steel workers by President Truman Aboard the S S Queen Mary Queen Marys officers reduced her speed from 28 to 20 knots an hour Wednesday in or der to ease the seasickness ot Brit ish war brides and children head ing for the United States Finds Deanna Alive Hollywood Clifford Bleuel captured at Bataan re turned to the states recently to discover the Japs had been lying when they said Deanna Durbin was dead You can pinch me and see said Miss Durbin The gen eral the hand STRIKES AT A GLANCE By UNITED PRESS The nation looked to President Truman Wednesday for a wage 9 Bodies Wash Ashore After Mexican Steamer Breaks Up and Sinks Ensenada Baja Cfax Mex UR j of the sinking of a Mexican coastal steamer de scribed Wednesday how waves pounded the ship apart while radio operators called vainly lor help and passengers jumped over board in panic The stormbattered craft found price formula which might provide a pattern for settling the strikes ered on a rocky reef 9 miles ofl and shutdowns which have idled 1550000 American workers The major disputes president reportedly was ready to grant a to 55 a ton steel price increase to compensate for a proposed ISfe cent an hour wage boost for 750000 striking CIO steel workers government moved to avert a fuel shortage in New York City by taking over strikebound harbor tugboats United Construction Workers union CIO reached a satisfactory wage agreement with 2 Utilities companies serving 1000000 Kentucky and West Virginia consumers talks continued between General Mo tors Corp and representatives of 175000 striking CIO United Auto Workers newspapers resumed publication alter shore 20 miles south of here Mon day in a howling gale It broke in 2 and sank within an hour Nine unidentified bodies in cluding those of 2 Americans were washed ashore along with pieces of wreckage Reports placed the death toll at 15 or Auto Designer Dies Mechanic Falls Maine Samuel R Penny Sr 87 designer ol the first Stanley Steamer au strifcing AFL pressmen agreed to arbitration of their wage dispute tomobile engine died Tuesday ;