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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH SOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Pma United Press Pull Leased Wlrei Five Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26 1918 Negroes surrender to state highwaypatrolman dur in ColumbiaTenn Restore Order in Race Riot J LOOKS OVER SITUATIONA Tennessee state hitthwav patrolman peers cautiously around a corner of a building in Columbia Tenn during Monday nights riotous dis orders in which at least 10 persons were wounded and more than 3 score arrests were made Pour hundred state guardsmen backed up 100 state patrolmen in an effort to quiet the riots AP France Closes Spanish Border After Protest on Executions Cabinet Says Present Situation in Spain Endangering Security Paris French govern ment Tuesday ordered the frontier with Franco Spain closed effec tive at midnight March 1 declar ing the present situation in Spain constitutes a danger for interna tional security The French cabinets action was taken after a lengthy explanation of the situation by Foreign Min ister Georges Bidault The tension between fhe two countries has teen growing for a wtek Last Friday the consultative as sembly overwhelmingly voted r protest over the execution of 10 Spanish republicans by the Span ish government Madrid dispatches Monday night said 37 persons were convicted by a court martial at Alcala de Henares on charges of attempting to reorganize the so cialist party in Spain and three of them were given 12 year prison terms The communique issued after Tuesdays cabinet meeting said the ministers had decided to again inform the governments of the United States and Great Britain that the present situation in Spain constitutes a danger for interna tional security Early in December France asked the United Slates and Britain to confer with her on the possibility of breaking off relations with Gen eralissimo Francisco Francos re gime Bidault conferred on the matter with both British Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin and U S Secre tary of State James F Byrnes while heading the French delega tion to the first united nations as sembly in London Results of these conversations have not yet been announced and French discontent over the contin uance in power of the Franco gov ernment has been increasing Protest meetings and demonstra tions have taken place throughout France and her north African col onies since the announcement of the execution of the Spanish re publicans headed by Cristino Garcia who fought in the French resistance forces against the Ger mans Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and considerably colder Tuesday night withlowest temperature 5 above Wednesday partly cloudy Rising temperatures in afternoon Iowa Light snow and much cold er Tuesday Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night Wednes day partly cloudy Rising tem perature west and continued rather cold east portion Strong northerly winds Tuesday di minishing Tuesday night Minnesota Partly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night with temperatures falling to 10 to 15 below north and five above south by Wednesday morning Wednesday fair and rather cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 25 At 8 a m Tuesday 25 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 0 10 Wounded 60 Arrested in Tennessee Columbia Tenn ap parently had been restored in Co lumbia late Tuesday morning aft er riotous overnight disorders in the Negropopulated section in 10 persons including 4 po licemen were wounded Mayor Eldridge Denham saia the situation was under control and advised Gov Jim McCord in Nashville that if would not be necessary to declare martial law However the mayor requested the governor to keep state guard units and highway patrolmen here throughout the night The trouble is over and every body wants peace said State Safety Commissioner Lynn Bomar after a midmorning loudspeaker tour of the troubled area in which he told the Negroes we are here to protect you just as much as the people on the other side of town Meanwhile more than 60 per sons had been arrested 12 of whom Bomar said had been charged with attempt to commit murder All business in this city of 12000 remained virtually at a standstill and the more than 400 guardsmen ordered here by McCord dispersed any gathering of the citizenry The trouble started brewing fol lowing an altercation Monday aft ernoon in which Sheriff J J Un derwood said William Fleming 28 year old radio repairman was pushed through a plate glass win dow by a Negro and her son It came to a head during the night when four of the citys 8 patrol men were shot as they entered the Negro section The others were wounded later in the night and at dawn when approximately 100 highway patrolmen moved into the Mink Slide a Negro busi ness district Lynn Bomar state safety com missioner said that among the 65 persons under arrest were a num ber who were believed to have been the ringleaders Twelve of the suspects were seized in a raid by highway patrolmen upon the home of a Negro undertaker These 12 Bomar said were charged with attempting murder He added that in their possession were found 4 shot guns 2 22 rifles and a revolver The official said also that 4 open bottles ol whisky were found in the place Two hours after the patrolmen deployed into Mink Slide occasion al shots still were heard in that district Mayor Eldridge Denham said the situation still is grave and that he was considering a request for a declaration of martial law The patrolmen deployed swiftly through the section after units of the state guard had maintained an allnight aard about the area known as Mink Slide Half an hour after the patrol men moved in the shooting had died down and it appered that the situation was in hand The state guardsmen with riot guns and bayonetted rifles patroled this middle Tennessee town of 12 000 population following a night of violence touched off by the shoot ing of 4 policemen Underwood said the woman and her son arrested on an assault charge subsequently were re leased under bail but that as word of the incident spread tension mounted and crowds began to as in the square This Paper ConiWa of Two SectionsSection Ona Up Ceiling Prices for Meat Industry New York City Transit Tieup Cee iy pe Is Averted as 6 Day Strike of e L rer Houston City Employes Ends Increase for Retail By THE ASSOCIATED PftESS The threat of a citywide transit strike in York was averted Tuesday and a 6day strike of 700 city employes of Houston Tex was settled After a conference with CIO President Philip Murray New Yorks mayor William ODwyer union had withdrawn its demand overcast snov of designation as sole collective lower temperatures bargaining agent for transit workTuesday night The strike had been threatened to take place after midnight The Houston settlement came n north Wednesday after thousands of AFL workers considerably colder than declared a sympathy holiday je sunny springlike Monday of march to the citv hull in n degrees Weather Takes Cold Turn After Day of Spring Weather was normal for Feb City Tuesday iter reading 25 skies overcast snow flurries and march to the city hall in a demon stration and forced a shutdown of some of the communitys normal throughout north Iowa services Tuesday with an inch of snow in Elsewhere along the labor front th vicinity of Elkader A slight ew disputes boiled to a head in mlst wos reported in the south new industries in scores of cities caus ing immediate concern in Phila he highway patrol delphia Pittsburgh Detroit Port Bhways normal with land Ore Scranton Pa Cincin tion Highway 13 nilff Qf T Striwhprrv nati and St Louis Strawberry Point which was icy III U11U Ol JjOUlS VUWA I y WJUCU W3S ICy At Houston Mayor Otis Massey Mondays official high for Iowa called a special meeting of the was 70 degrees at Lamoni but city council for later in the day to Shenandoah reported 72 The approve the agreement with labor Tuesday was 23 degrees leaders at Spencer Under he settlement striking Des Moines had its warmest employes will return Wednesday Feb 25th on record according to with full seniority rights anu civil the weather bureau with a high RJ PVn n4 service rights unimpaired The civil service commission siderably below the capital citys will make a study of city wage alltime February high tempera scales compared with similar work ture of 784 set on Feb 24 1930 in private industry in the area The mayor said he would seek to cor rect any inequalities or deficien cies The strikers had demanded pay boosts ranging up to 25 per cent for some workers At the same time a 2day bread strike ended in Detroit but a milk strike shutting oil dcKVeties to 750000 Delroiterswent intoits sixth day Under terms of the bread strike settlement driversalesmen were given a increase in the basic wage and So in the guaranteed minimum The strikers members of the AFL Bakery Drivers Teamsters union had demanded a weekly moost in both classifica tions The dispute closed 13 of the citys larger bakeries but bakers said bread distribution would be back to normal Wednesday As the AFL workers marched upon the city hall in a demonstra tion taxicab service halted load ing and unloading of ships in the navigation district came to a standstill and uncollected garbage piled up in the streets The Texas state guard was alerted and the citys entire police force remained on duty as the demonstration started The Houston Chronicle estimated 3500 persons had arrived at the city hall for the demonstration early in the morning with the number growing steadily The citys 40000 AFL workers were asked to take a holiday Tuesday by D W Maxwell secre tary of the Houston Building Trades Council because of refusal of the city council to negotiate with a joint committee Monday The demonstration was designed to impress the city council with the unions support of some 700 striking city workers Citycounty employes union and the international union of hoisting engineers both affiliates of the AFL council struck last Wednes day Strikers included garbage collectors water works mainten ance men electricians plumbing and building inspectors carpen ters park and health department workers common laborers and others The city council has refused to negotiate with the menuntil they return to work Tent Is Offered to Hunters of Homes Denver JP Home hunters poring over classified ads were rewarded with this offer listed under unfurnished houses for rent in the Denver Post For tent 18x21 in good Mason CityanDue to Arrive in Seattle Ora C Scobee was sched uled to arrive at Seattle Wash Tuesday from Korea on the Marys ville Victory due to dock there it was reported in an AP dispatch received here Burns Up Wife Chicago June Carle frorn her husband William on a charge that he smoked in bed and once burned it up forecast for The weather bureau forecast drop to 5 or 10 degrees above Scattered snow flurries were re ported throughout north Iowa The1 highway patrol reported all i the excep north of of 64 The 64 however was con Cardinal Spellman to Attend Madrid Dinner Vatican City UB Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York still plans to leave for home Sat urday with a stop off in Madrid to attend a government dinner Saturday A radio broadcast reported er roneously late Monday that he had gone to Spain carrying a papal letter on monarchy to interview Generalissimo Francisco Franca Cardinal Spellman was in Rome Monday night Cardinal Spellman and his party will attend the Madrid dinner honoring the Spanish and Ameri can members of the sacred col lege of cardinals at the invitation of the Spanish embassy He re iterated that he was attending all such functions to which he was invited VJashlngton government Tuesday authorized increases m the ceiling prices in the meat packing industry and forecast that retail prices will rise about 1V per cent Stabilization Director Chester Bowles look the action after the wage stabilization board ordered Secretary of Agriculture Anderson to put into effect immediately a general boost of 16 cents an hour for packing house workers The wage hike previously had been recommended byv a govern factfinding panel Bowles announced specific price increases for the packing indus try but said the OPA industry ad visroy committee would meet with government representatives in a few days to advise with regard to changes required in wholesale and retail ceilings The increase in meat prices for the average family should not Says 700000 Mens Suits Are Held Back Washington spokesman uic average larnuy snouicl not or retail clothing merchants conamount to more than Ife per tended Tuesday that manufacturcent Bowles said ers are holding at least 700000 cia ait uuiuuig at lease uuuuu Jiiu ccjiiug price increases Will mens suits from the market pend be adequate Bowles said to per ing OPA price adjustments Louis Rothschild executive di rector of the National Association of Retail Clothiers and Furnishers told a reporter This is a conserv ative estimate mit the packing industry to real ize 45 cents more per 100 pounds on beef veal and lamb and 55 cents more per 100 pounds on pork on an overall dressed car cass weight basis on sales for do mestic civilian use In addition ceiling prices Unquestionably there is with holding in considerable n addition ceiling prices enough to relieve the present meat an meat Products for pur acute shortage of suits Roths clSE by lhe federal government nTiSl3 i Will be TlTrtnpr inrinncnrl Vii child said lild said uc luriner men He added that manufacturers amounts equivalent to will continue to hold suits from age 25 cents Per the market until OPA announces Tne increase in pric a scheduled revision of price reg the government the announce ulations covering mens and boys said is expected to add to tailored clothing nf the revenue of slaughterers selling OPA officials expressed sur the government an amount prise at this They recalled that a to 5 cents a 100 pounds recent announcement by the on tilclr salcs agency had said the regulation would be changed to correct in equities but that there would be no general price increase One official who asked to re main anonymous said that if the report of withholding is true the only explanation is that some manufacturers believe the revised regulation may benefit them in dividually The new price order slated for announcement In about 2 weeks will increase manufacturers markups over cost in some cases and reduce them In others The purpose is to provide mare uni form pricing Rothschild said facturers but not holding many manu all are with We know this is true Roths ic child said because manufactur iterated that he was attending all ers have continued to produce such but jugt getting deliveries LEARN SOLDIERFATHER ISNT COMING After keeping the secret from them for a year Mrs AJex Ondi of Cleveland Ohio has told her children Barbara 9 and Alex Jr 4 that daddy isnt coming home from Ger many as they thought Pfc Alex Ondi was courtmartialed and sentenced to 50 years for failure to leave a foxhole and He daims he misunderstood the command Ar Washington case of a Cleveland soldier under a 50 year courtmarba sentence on charges of refusing an officers com ma appealed by Rep Bender R that he would ask the war depart with 3 view to reducing the sentence Alex OnnJnow hat the war is over this week abou plight of their father who they had lieved would be home soon be Bender said there have been loo many severe sentences in army courts He added that some sentences had been reduced or revoked after investigation Ondi was convicted a year ago of refusing an officers order to leave a foxhole to make a 4th patrol into enemy territory Mrs Ondi said her husband had writ ten her that he misunderstood the The ceiling price increases will will be further increased by The greater hike in government prices was described as necessary to equalize the returns to packers on government and civilian busi ness The new wholesale ceilings still to be determined will be effective on or about March 11 Hetail ings will be worked out and be made effective as soon thereafter as possible1 the announcement said The wage stabilization board order on the wage boost applied to 131000 employes in plants operated by the big 5 of the meat industry Swift Wilson Cudahy Armour and John Mor rell companies These included some 95000 pro duction and related workers and about 36000 white collar em ployes whose salary does not ex ceed a week At the same time the wage sta bilization board announced pre approval of 16cent hourly wage increases in any meat packing plants where wages normally have been adjusted in relation to wages paid in the big 5 com panies The effect of the pattern ap proval is to permit employers granting the 16cents hourly in crease to apply directly to OPA for price they nor mally in the past have followed big 5 wage schedules 5 INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT Wedding Party Hurt Near Council Bluffs Council Bluffs per sons were injured when an auto mobile carrying a wedding party skidded off highway 275 8 miles south of here and overturned Monday night Mrs Eleanor Gillespic of Ne braska City Nebr who is believed to have suffered a fractured skull was termed the most seriously in jured Hospital attendants said this morning however that her condition is fairly good The othei victims who suffered bruises cuts and lacerations were Alvin Betts Nebraska City Miss Mary Spongier Plattsmouth Nebr and the newly married couple Mr and Mrs Donald Homer of Ne braska City SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ON HOME BUILDING House Members Debate President Trumans Measure for Housing Washington IP Legislation designed to provide 200000 tem porary homes this year for fam ilies of servicemen and veterans received senate approval Tuesday The measure went to the house was engaged at the time in debailne legislation intended to carry out President Trumans pro rram for 2700000 new houses In the next 2 years The senate bill calls for doub ling a previous 100000home pro gram and adds to an earlier appropriation Senator Taft ROhio told the senate it was contemplated that most of the would be used in tearing down unneeded army barracks and putting the materials into construction oC temporary homes at universities and in cities This will cost more petunit ho said than the previouslyap proved 100000home program in volving chiefly movement ot tem porary housing from war plant and similar locations to new sites The house called up its emer gency home building bill Tuesday with members set for a slam bang battle on 2 administration requests left out of the measure They call for A system to clamp price ceil ings on all of the nations 40000 000 existing dwellings 2 The government to ante up including 000 in subsidies in an effort to gel 3700000 new homes built in the next 2 years Another sizzling controversy de veloped around a proposal orig inating in the house membership to forbid the export ofany lum ber during the housing emergency The bill written by Hep Pat man D was brought to the house floor by the banking committee which struck out all provisions for ceiUng prices on old houses Patman however served notice he would demand a house vote on putting the provision back into the measure II would stipulate that any pres ent owner could sell his house for any price he could get but that this sale would determine the cell ing The dwelling then could be sold for no higher price during the housing emergency Patman said his objective was to halt speculative buying of homes The price ceiling provision was requested by Wilson W Wyatt new housing expediter who also asked that congress provide 000000 for subsidy payments to spur production scarce building materials and a in crease in the governments author ization to insure mortgages on new construction The bill as it came to the house floor provided Price ceilings on new houses Continuation for another year beyond June 30 of the govern ments authority to channel scarce materials into lowcost homes Veterans Seek Offices in Grundy County Race Grundy Center number of Grundy county offices could be filled this fall with World War II veterans To date S veterans have announced they were seeking nominations for var ious county offices The veterans are George Heron imus and Lyle Rodd both of Hol land for sherfff Edward Klos terboer Grundy Center of re corder Robert Grabinski Grundy Center for auditor Clarence Ral ston Conrad for treasurer and B K Willoughby Grundy for county attorney Court Rules on Pickets at Charles City Charles City picket ing at the strikebound Oliver cor poration tractor plant here has been prohibited in a Floyd county district court order District Judge T A Beardmore signed an order Monday enjoin ing striking production workers at the plant from mass picketing Local 115 United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America CIO and 1560 striking employes were named as defendants in the action brought by the Oliver cor poration The strike was called 3 weeks ago Tuesday after failure in pro tracted negotiations to reach a wage agreement Charles Hobbie district CIO president said that 114 office workers who union officials ear lier had said would strike if their demands were not met by Monday had postponed such action to give the company more time to study union wage proposals 2 NORTH IOWANS FILE FOR HOUSE DCS those who filed nomination papers with the secretary of state for seats in the house are the following North lowans William K r u s e republican Charles City for renomination for his seat which he has held the last 4 terms A E Rankin republican Hamp ton ;