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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1946, Mason City, Iowa a NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated frag and press Lfxsfa MASOX CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY j v n JL SETTLE STRIKES IN STEEL INDUSTRY wnct W KetUYft to Honefiil PARLEY COULD END IN PEACE Dewey Reveals Both Sides Have Agreed to Sit Through to Finish Detroit Mediator James F Dewey Saturday called top officials of General Motors Corp and the CIO United Auto Workers back into a huddle which he predicted could end in a settlement of the 88day GM strike For the 2nd straight day Cor Boration representatives were headed by President C E Wilson and the union delegation was led by President R J Thomas Dewey said both had agreed to sit through to the finish Although the U S Steel Corp strike settlement was largely Sis counted by the special mediator as an important influence on the GM dispute union leaders hailed it as a factor which would hasten an agreement in the dispute in volving 175000 workers The steel settlement Thomas said should mean that wage dis putes in the industries dependent upon steel should be settled more xspidly and will mean ejrly full civilian production and employ ment Walter P Reuther UAWCIO vice president and GM strike leader declined comment but a union spokesman pointed to Reu thers statement of several days ago when he said GM was just dragging itsfeet until the steel strike is settled Thomas said he was very glad ihat Philip Murray has been able to settle the steel strike He added however it is very doubt ful if our settlement with GM will come this weekend because of a number of nonwage issues still to be worked out Automotive competitors of Ges eral Motors looked to the agree ment with U S Steel as a means paving the way for full pro duction The Ford Motor Co its assem bly lines in most plants closed for several weeks by a steel shortage said it hoped to resume norma operations within 2 weeks As the labor picture brightened on several fronts however the UAWCIO announced it was con sidering strike action in 6 of Ben dix Corporations 15 plants be cause of a collapse of negotia tions Such a strike would affect divi sions of the company in South Bend Ind Norwood MassEl mira N Y North Hollywood Cal and Detroit and Owosso Mich The union claimed to rep resent from 12000 to 15000 Ben dix workers but the company said only 8000 of its 20000 work ers were involved in the dispute Too Rough Newark N J Ufi Mens white shirts went on sale at a Newark department store and 1000 women staged a near riot attempting to buy them Standing quietly outside of the store Hocco Marucci a veteran of the Philippine cam paign was asked if he was going to buy a shirt Hell no Marucci replied I sent my aunt in there Outline Plans for PostWar Agriculture Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and colder Satur day night with lowest about 10 Sunday increasing cloudiness followed by snow Sunday night Iowa Fair and colder Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudi ness followed by light rain or snow in south portion in after noon Shippers forecast Northern half 10 southwest 20 southeast 15 Minnesota Fair Saturday night Colder south and extreme east portions Sunday increasing cloudiness with rising tempera tures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 37 Minimum 24 At 8 a m Saturday 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 3 here E A Eckert chairman of the executive committee of the Nation al Grange was prevented from appearing in person by a late train and his prepared talk was read by Kirk Fox editor of Successful farming and chairman of the in stitute committee Patton put it this way We must adopt an acrossthe board horizontal concept which accepts the thesis that what is good for the national interest or a majority of our citizens is the best selfish interest any one or all of our 3 groups can possibly have ONeal said If we fail to formulate and carry out price and wage policies geared to maximum production and consumption of goods and services then the responsibility will rest on all of us Lets all so to work One of the important policies foragriculture Patton asserted is the assumption by all of a re sponsibility to maintain an eco nomic condition of high produc tion jobs for all at wages suf ficient to buy a high standard of with prices low enough to wide distribution the products of industry agriculture and labor 05s to he immediate situation O Neal said he didnt believe there was anything yironr with the na production of goods ana services wouldnt cure Ar another point ONeal said that if it was proper for the gov ernment to stabilize workers in comes through minimum wage laws unemployment and social security benefits then it was proper for the government to stabilize the farmers income through minimum price guaran tees and commodity programs for agriculture Patton agreed on the point of stabilized income for the farm er saying a goal of a guaranteed minimum should not be less than a year He said also mini mum wages maximum hours and minimum working conditions should be established for agri cultural workers Eckert offered a 10point pon Grange program which he said is essential to the stability and prosperity of American agricul ture and the nation as a whole 1 Conservation of soil and timber 2 an equitable share of the national income for farmers JAMES PATTON National Farmers Union through a modernized parity and obtained through fair market prices rather than subsidies 3 marketing and purchasing coop erative farmer organizations 4 creation of a surplus commodity commission by congress to meet occasional surpluses 5 Extension the marketing agreements act to assure consum ers adequate supplies at reason ableprices6 marketing quutas 7 use of a 2price system for exports 8 establishment of a federal office of nutrition 9 federal and state guidance and assistance in the development of sound longrange readjustment programs for problem areas 10 research in the sciences of production and processing Aviation Commission Will Travel by Plane Des Moines the state aeronautics commission said Friday they will continue to make official trips by air despite the state executive councils sug gestion the commission use cheap er if slower transportation especi ally on short trips Commission Chairman Guy Richardson of Jefferson said we will travel by air and pay the dif ference ourselves CANADA MOVES TO PLUG LEAK ON ATOM BOMB Believe Russians Got Some Atomic Secrets Police Round Up 22 Ottawa The Canadian government moved swiftly Satur day to plug a leak of secret and confidential information which an authoritative source said in volved the handing over ofatomic secrets to the Russians The disclosure of the move came Friday night after the Royal Canadian mounted police strik ing suddenly had rounded up 22 employes and former employes of Canadian government depart ments and agencies Prime Minister W L Mac Kenzie King announced the ap pointment oE 2 royal commission ers to head a thorough investiga tion and promised the govern ment would institute prosecution in cases in which the evidence warrants it In his announcement the prime minister mentioned neither atomic energy nor Russia but author itative sources which cannot bei named said both were concerned The investigation has been go ing on undercover since shortlv after the war ended informed quarters said and the prime minister was reported to have discussed the leak with President Truman in Washington last fall during their talks on atomic energy The atomic bttmb was developed tiuoagu the1combined efforts ol United States British and Cana dian scientists and therefore a number of Canadians are fa miliar with the atomic secrets Some of the 22 men rounded up by the police were known to have been employed by the Na tional Research Council govern ment agency through which atomic energy information has been channeled Officials said they were certain they could place serious charges against at least 32 of the men Progressive Conservative Lead er John Bracken commending Ihe government for its action de scribed the situation as one ot grave concern The prime mini sters statement he said will come as a great surprise io the Canadian people Informed quarters expressed the belief that the government would announce soon the name of the foreign country involved so that the missions of other countries might not be embar Eisenhower Wirephoto K andi A t0 See hls motherMrs Russia Says Poles Threat to Yugoslavia London Sat urday placed before the united nations security council the prob lem of Polish troops serving un der British command in Italy de claring that the presence of the a possible future threat to peace calm and order on the Yugoslav frontier Representing Yugoslavia whicl not a member of the 11nation council soviet Vice Commissar ol Foreign Affairs Andrei Vishinsky filed with Secretary Genera Trygve Lie a memorandum from the Yugoslav government declar ing that the activities of the Polish army were hostile to Yugoslavia The memorandum added thai extremely numerous propaganda publications issued by these units are aggressive and ostensibly threatening Vishinsfcy asked that the docu ment be passed on to all members of the security council Attached to it was a letter from Dr Ales Befaler Yugoslav deputy foreign minister who said the charges contained facts which are of con siderable gravity The charges followed Fridays long Polish note to Britain de manding Immediate demobiliza tion and return to Poland of the 107000 Polish troops oE Gen Wladyslaw Anders 2nd corps in Italy and approximately 90000 other Polish troops under British command The British foreign office said Ihe Polish note was brusque and that it was sompwhat surprising to officials who had thought that the 4month repatriation talks with Poland were about to end successfully Saturdays action by Russia fol lowed also a foreign office spokes mans speculation that maybe there was some connection be tween the Russiansupported Pol ish governments note and Rus sias rebuff by the security council on complaints British military activities in Greece and Indonesia The memorandum charged that Anders army had been moving closer to the Yugoslav frontier for several months that it has re placed all British units along the northern coast of the Adriatic and that one detachment of about 700 Poles arrived in December at disputed Trieste which Yugo slavia claims for Italy Quite recently the memoran dum charged the Polish emi grants army in Italy initiated ef forts to increase its contingents by embodying Yugoslavs who having formed part of the Quisling troops had fled to Italian terri tory The recruiting of these troops is conducted under the slogan Fight against communists In Yu goslavia it declared Vishinskys move came as the council met to continue discus sions on the controversial Levan tine question Name Leader Falrfield college announced Saturday Dr Clarence ff Wnght of Ravenswood Pres byterian church Chicago wm lead the schools religious empha sis week Feb 1722 Steel Settlement Facts cents an Jan the uw and under contacf with tOnS Steel and in wages througt thi Annual wage increase About for the basic dustry and nearly 3300000000 for all USW members Sergeant OLeary Sentenced to 5 Years in Penitentiary Known Throughout Iowa f for Recruiting 25 Eldora School Youths Algona Taylor who became known throughout Iowa as Sergeant OLeary 5 years ago when he recruited 25 youths from the Eldora state train ingschool for army service Sat urday was under a penitentiary sentence on an embezzlement by bailee charge District Judge Harry E Narey sentenced Taylor to a term not to exceed 5 years Thursday afler Taylor pleaded fruilfy o having appropriated radios left at his radio shop in Algona for repair Masquerading under the name Sergeant OLeary in January 1941 Taylor loaded his recruits from Eldora into a bus and dump ed them out at Ft Des Moines before surprised officers The youths were sent back to school and Taylor formerly of Oelwein Iowa was arrested 3 weeks later in Kansas and sent enced to Ft Leavenworth for im personation GETS 3 YEARS Great Lakes III Chiet Specialist Wilfred Weidenbacher 32 former physical director at the Dubuque Iowa Y M C A has seen sentenced by a navy general court martial to 3 years confine nent in the disciplinary barracks lere folloxving his conviction on charges of bigamy and illegal wearing of an officers uniform Mrs Rose Carlan Is Freed in Kidnaping Hoax of 6 Months Son Boston year old Mrs Rose Carlan of Chelsea went about her household duties Saturday without the cloud of a charge of manslaughterhanging over her A Suffolk county grand jury freed the young mother Friday of the charge brought in connection with the death of her G months old son Ronald he centra figure in New Englands greatest kidnap hoax last November The babys body was found un der a builtin cupboard in the family home IB days alter Mrs Carlan wife of James J Carlan then on navy duty on the west coast reported the infant had been atched from his carriage Police said she invented the kidnap hoax 4 days after the tot died of pneumonia on Nov 24 Discuss Housing Des Moines hous ing rent control taxation and pro tection of property ownership will be among topics for forum discus sion at a oneday conference here Monday of real estate boards from states comprising the north cen tral area Officers of 106 boards of Iowa and 5 other states will at tend Strikes At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seel and CIO United Steelworkers W3ge strihc ends for 130000 of turdav with with rest of industry starts cf United Auto Workers leaders hail TI 000 of iP LITTLE STEEL FOLLOWS LEAD OF MAJOR FIRM Republic and Aluminum Company of America Join With U S Steel Washington of the strike against the U S Steel corporation was followed quickly Saturday by agreements ending disputes involving 38100 Republic steel workers and 14000 employes of the Aluminum Co of America Republic the nations 3rd larg est producer signed with the CIO steel workers union on the same basis as U S cents hour pay increase Aluminum went still higher in reaching a settle ment with he union on a 19 cent an hour waste hike A source close to negotiators also predicted an early accord be tween the union and Bethlehem Steel Co which like Republic is one of the major Little Steel independent of U S Steel Negotiations also were under way with Youngstown Sheet and Tube and other com panies While government agencies watched eagerly for signs of fur ther breaks in the nations strike situation union leaders called a steel workers wage policy meeting for Thursday in Pittsburgh to rati fy the new steel wage agreements However CIO headquarters here said workers could return to work immediately wherever contracts are signed without waiting for the ratification A spokesman said the union confidently expected virtually allof the 730000 trikers to be back on the Job by the mid dle of next week Administration leaders were ju bilant over the termination of the dispute for they looked for a salu tary reaction in the strikebound automobile and electric manufac turing industries Big Steel as U S Steel is known has long been considered the bellwether ot American busi ness and other enterprises were expected to follow as in the past the broad general pattern it set The end of the 25day old U S Steel strike was announced Fri day night on behalf of President Truman by Reconversion Director John W Snyder The settlement was on the basis of an 18V4 cents average hourly wage increase pre viously recommended by the pres ident with the corporation get ting a compensatory in crease in steel prices The settlement applied only to approximately 130000 U S Steel employes but it opened the way for the return to work of some 620000 striking CIO steelmen em ployed by other companies CIO President Philip Murray announced that collective barfain ingr will beeln with the rest of the industry Saturday and another unquotable CIO official predicted that agreements would be reached with all the key steel companies by the middle of next week It was made plain however hat strikes would continue at all these companies until agreements have been signed U S Steel meanwhile was re ported already heating its fur naces and some CIO men said the corporation would be ready to re sume making steel by Tuesday although full production probably will not be reached for 2 weeks Officially the U S Steel strike will end at a m Monday Feb same hour to the minute that it began on Jan 21 The settlement climaxed 2 weeks of secret negotiations in the U S Steel suites at the Carlton hotel 3 blocks from the white house Reports that the long battle was over circulated all day in the cap ital but it was not until 10 p m that the awaited announcement came Gentlemen Snyder told news men it gives me real pleasure on behalf of the president to an nounce the settlement of the steel strike Snyder was flanked by Secre tary of Labor Schweltenbach Presidential Assistant John R Steclman together with company and union officials as he broke the news at the hotel Vice President John A Steph ens in charge of industrial rela tions for u s Steel followed up with the announcement that work would be resumed Monday with no discrimination against any strikers for their activities in the stoppage The settlement agreement was for a period of one year expiring U S Steels president Benjamin F Fairless said the wage increase will amount to approximately an employe for each full month ;