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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Prea and United Press FuD teawd Vlto HOUSING FRANCO SHUTS MAIN GATES ON FRENCHBORDER Sentiment Rises for United Nations Action Against Spain Regime London Spanish gov ernment announced Thursday that it had closed two main gateways between France and Spain more than 24 hours before the effective time of a French government order to close the FrenchSpanish bor der to trade Thursday night at midnight The closure was made effective both at Port Bo u on the east coast and Irun on the west coast with all normal traffic reported barred Including the 2 or 3 freight trains which usually operate across the border daily AntiFranco sentiment bubbled up all over Europe meanwhile in support ol the French demand for a diplomatic break with Spain and for the united na tions a c t i on against the Spanish regime of Generalissi m o Francisco Franco which France has termed a men ace to interna tional peace and security GEN FRANCO ton the Vt ate department said certain American views on the Spanish situation had been dispatched to Britain and France but there was no official announcement of what was pro posed However diplomats UvWashing ton said they believed the pro posed declaration would include 1 A new dentmciationofrFran co deploring the continued exist ence of his regime 2 A statement that the three governments would recognize a broadly representative interim re gime in Spain if Franco were oust ed 3 A reiteration that the three countries would not meddle in Spains domestic affairs and that any change would have to come from the Spanish people there were demon strations in Brussels and Sofia at which the governments of Bel gium Bulgaria were calleci upon to act against Franco The regular news broadcast of the Prague radio was interrupted with an announcement that the Czecho slovak government joins the stand of the nations who strongly de the end of the cruel Spanish regime Russian radio commentator Mi chael Mitiailov speaking over the Moscow radio urged uncondition al severance of all relations with Franco Spain by all the democratic states and declared that the Vati can had prevented the Spanish problem from being solved igpsglW EUROPEAN SORE locates FrenchSpanish border in shaded area which frontier dispatches said Generalissimo Franco ofSpain had closed and along which he had moved re inforcements AP Wirephoto Police Search for Child 4 and Nurse Richmond Va said Thursday that they were unable to pin down reports that Terry Tay lor 4 missing daughter of a prom inent Charlotte N Car family and her nurse spent Tuesday night in Richmond A taxicab driver told police that he took a couple to a trailer house parking lot here Tuesday night who fitted the description of missing Nurse Rosemary John son 19 and the young daughter of Dr and Mrs Andrew Taylor of Charlotte He said he picked them up at a bus station DEMRTMENT Of AND THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 1046 Bride and Son Heading for Mason City Another Mason City GI has re ceived good news from England Mrs Winifred M Read and son Colm 20 months old are to leave England for New York about March 9 on the SS Saturnia ac cording to an Associated Press dispatch received here Thursday They are to join the husband and father Dallas D Read 645 Van BnrenS W in Mason City They are included on the pas senger list of 714 wives and chil dren of American servicemen an nounced by the London area transportation office of the U S army Pvt Read received his discharge in December after being returned to the states from overseas serv ice in England France Belgium and Germany with a chemical warfare unit in the 1st army He entered the service in September 1942 He is now at home with his parents here COLLAPSESThe Sycamore district school building near LeClaife Iowa begins to crumple as firesweeps through it Wednesday afternoon The pupils were1 evacuated safely and no injuries were reported TVirephoto VA Director Wants Congress to Erase Pension Technicality Says New Disability Pay Schedule Blocked by Legal Difficulty Washington Ad ministration Gen Omar N Brad ley asked congress Thursday to clear the way for raising the pen sions of from 120000 to 140000 disabled veterans He told the house veterans committee tliat a legal technical ity was now blocking inaugura tion of a new disability pay sche dule which would mean average boosts of S1725 a month for about 100000 to 120000 veterans of World war H and 23GOO of World war I He asked It to approve leg islation removing the technical ity Bradley was the first wit ness called by the committee as it opened its hearings of the year on veterans affairs Others invited include r e presentatives of the Ameri ca n Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans Bradley said the new pay sche dules would mean increases for about 1 to 12 per cent of World war II veterans and for about 5 per cent of World war I vets who are now getting disability BRADLEY pensions Only a comparatively small tr number he said will receive pen sion deductions In any event he added the pension will be more nearly commensurate with the actual degrees of disability Bradley also endorsed legisla tion to liberalize considerably the rational Service Life Insurance system National Service policies are sold to servicemen when they enter the army ana navy They art permitted to retain the poli cies when they return to civilian Bradley said the present restric ve features of the insurance system were all right during the war but were entirely outof place in peace time Ke said a pending bill f iJIV conform more closely to those is sued by regular insurance com panies The ftankin bil would 1 Permit applicants to name other beneficiaries besides close relativesUnderthe existing law life insurance benefits can be paid only to a spouse child father mother brother or sister 2 Permit beneficiaries to re ceive their benefits in lump sums Under existing law they must receive benefits in at least 20 monthly installments 3 Permit policyholders to re ceive protection against total dis ability as well as death by paying an extra premium 5 Japs Get Gallows 12 Sent to Prison for Death of Yanks Shanghai Japa nese military men were sentenced to the gallows 12 to the strangulation and cremation of three American ber 1944 An 18th defendant the lone civilian to be tried was acquitted Harold Ickes Becomes Newspaper Columnist Washington JP Harold L Ickes the old curmudgeon Thursday turned newspaper col umnist The recent secretary of the in teriorsigned up with the New York Post syndicate at a price which a syndicate official said placed him among the highest paid columnists in the country LSSSed with his maiden effort appearing on April 1 His work will appear in various newspapers through out the country according to the announcement Superintendent Resigns Cherokee c Hoglan superintendent of Cherokee pub lic schools for JO years resigned Wednesday to accept a position as superintendent ot the MarshaU vn city schools His resigna n will become effective at the end the present school term FIRMER STAND TO WARD RUSSIA GETS APPROVAL Senators Back Stand of Vandenberg for Dealing With Soviets Washington IF The senate lined up Thursday behind the stand of Senator Vandenberg R Mich that the United States take a firm line in dealing with soviet Russia on controversial global problems The backing was unofficial since no legislation was involved but Vandenberg evidently had won his colleagues support in the formal report he made on his ob servations and conclusions as a delegate to the recent UNO session in London From democrats and republi cans alike came endorsement of the way Vandenberg appraised U Ssoviet re lations in his speech Wednes day to an ap plauding sen ate The situa tion calls for p a t i e n ce and goodwill but not for vacilla tion the Mich i g a n senator summed up VANDENBERG Vandcnbergs assertion that the United States backed by a consistent positive foreign policy must speak up when Russia makes her claims found colleagues apparently unan imous in their approval Senator Hatch D N a foreign relations member who is a close personal friend of Presi dent Truman said Vandenberg expressed my sentiments about Russia exactly Similarly Senator Fullbrigh D who has criticized what he snid was the administra tions failure to assume consistent leadership in ivorld affairs said he thought the Michigan senator was absolutely correct in the essence of his statements Senator Ball R Minn said he agreed loo per cent with Vanden bergs position on Russia Both he and Hatch said they had been pepped up by the senators re port that accomplishments at London far outweighed the meet ings failures PERON LEADS IN ARGENTINA VOTE Buenos Aires JP Argentine strong man Col Juan D Peron led in both popular and electoral votes Thursday as the count of ballots in Sundays presidential election moved into the 3rd day with the first big provinces ready to start their tally Peron was ahead in 3 provinces with an electoral vote of 32 while his opponent Dr Jose Tamborini led in 2 provinces having 20 elec toral votes One hundred and 89 electoral votes are needed to win The popular vote in the 5 prov inces stood at 22439 for Peron and 21809 for Tamborini Mason Cityan Due to in N Y Fri Pfc Donald E Osborne Mason City is scheduled to arrive in New York on board the Wooster Victory due to land in New York Friday according to an AP dis patch received here Thursday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and windy Thursday night and Fri day Lowest Thursday night about 30 Cooler Friday Iowa Fair and much warmer Thursday Mostly cloudy and mild Thursday and Friday be coming cooler west portion Fri day afternoon Light showers northeast portion Friday Minnesota Cloudy with light snow north portion Thursday night and snow flurries northeast por tion Friday Warmer Thursday night colder west portion Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 26 Minimum 3 At 8 a m Thursday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 13 Picket Riot Flares Anew Strikes At a Glance THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ol continuinS Major Police Fight 3OOOMenin Philadelphia BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three thousand marchers broke throughpolice lines Thursday in Philadelphia scenev of the most turbulant current labor dispute in the nation Commanders of 575 policemen on duty sent an emergency radio call for reinforcements at the strikebound General Electric Dlant in Philadelphia The marchers deuniiwi Mino 1 22 eral motorcycle policemen March l following meeting of unions policy committee Mounted officers then galloped r into the picket ranks and a free otate fovall ensued Earlier in the day lounted and foot patrolmen broke rrnnn Mpmkprc Imr P all groups of more than 2 IVieiHDerS JO111 r m defiance of court injunction 10 union leaders face Administratiotiists sought to put HOUSE REJECTS RANKIN MOTION BY 14329 VOTE But Representatives Vote to Terminate Emergency Powers Washington house re jected Thursday by a 143 to 29 standing vote a motion by Rep Rankin D Miss to kill with out further debate the administra tions emergency housing legisla tion The action came after Rankin shouted to lie house that the leg islation would drive the buildinp industry out of business or into the black market He proposed to strike out the enacting clanse Action on Rankins motion however did not indicate the ultimate disposition of the housing legislation as the opposition on the motion won on an argument that the legislative body should not refuse to debate and thrash out housing legislation The Mississippian chairman of the house veterans committee said one of the most ridiculous things Ive ever heard of is to call this a veterans bill In my honest opinion this bill if passed would forbid building ot homes by veterans A few minutes earlier ad ministration lost the first actual test on the legislation as the house voted 145 to 88 to terminate June 30 1947 any emergency powers it may srant for the pro duction of more houses The vote came in the face of a declaration by house democratic leader McCormack of Massachu setts that the most powerful lobby in my time is working against a workable housing bill against the best interest of the up all groups marchers in the area Ten CIO electrical union strike leaders already faced contempt charges as a result of violence Wednesday when clubswinging policemen clashed with 800 pick ets Wednesdays was the first violence since the Philadelphia GE strike began Jan 15 In another development possi bility of a nationwide telephone strike March 7 increased Edgar L Warren chief of the U S con ciliation service said in Washing ton Thursday the government had thus far been unable to arrive at any basis for ending the impend ing tieup Negotiations between the Amer ican Telephone Telegraph Co and the independent federation of long lines telephone workers will be resumed Sunday in an effort to avert a threatened strike H R Caldwell regional director of the If S conciliation Thursday service said A union official had said early Thursday after a 14hour confer The Detroit News in a copy righted dispatch from its Wash ington bureau said Economic Sta bilizer Chester Bowles had rec ommended that President Truman call top officials of General Mo tors and the CIO united auto workers to Washington to seek an end of the 100dayold General Motors strike Secretary President Truman has no plans to call the White House Press Charles G Ross said PresFdent vv BoWleS saiu he had made such a suggestion to presidential advisers but had re ceived no word whether it had been brought to Mr Trumans at tention Meanwhile at Long Beach Cal public transportation was par alyzed when AFL drivers and maintenance men of the Lang Motor Bus company struck for higher wages The company oper ates 137 busses with an estimated 112500 riders daily The union de manded a boost in the present 95 cents honrly scale to from SI to SI25 The threatened closing of T Motors strike 100 days old costs man agement and labor more than and no early end of walk indicated Ford issues back to work orders to 38000 workers idle since Jan 25 because of steel shortage move by jQhn United Ranks of Househunters Des Moines The state liquor control commission has joined the househunters It needs to find new quarters for com mission offices its state ware house and its number one store in Des Moines within a year The Mulberry Realty company Wednesday cancelled effective March 1 1947 the commissions lease OP its building at 10th and Mulberry streets and leased the building lor 10 years to the G W Onthank company electric appli ance firm The state lias been paying 000 a year rental The new rental figure was not released but the realty company said it would be a substantial increase The state last year bought the International Harvester company building in Des Moines for 000 planning to move the liquor commission into it By agree ment with the state however the Harvester company does not have to vacate until 18 months after materials and labor become avail able for it to build a new struc ture It has not yet been able to start construction Robinson Jr Cincinnati district OPA director The shutdown was scheduled for Friday CLAIMS SMEAR AGAINST PAULEY Oil Producer Charges Senate Group Campaign Washington John A Smith California independent oil producer testified Thursday that Norman Littell former assistant attorney general had told him the senate naval committee was go ing to try to smear you up Smith was a witness at the committee hearinsr on the nomina tion of Edwin W Pauley as under secretary of navy He made the statement under questioning by Senator Tydinp D Md after Senator Tobey R N said I he had asked Littell to help him fight Pauley Smith said he had gone over with Littell the testimony he was to give Thursday It was at a dinner Monday night at the Lit tell home he paid that Littell the impending emphasizing that the presidents program contemplates construc tion of 2700000 houses by private enterprise Jn a two year period They argued that emergency powers are needed until the end of next year The administrations bill faced possible defeat as support ran strong for a republican substitute measure Rep Wolcott of Michigan senior republican on the house banking committee disputed claims by housing administrator Wilson W Wyatt that delay on legislation is hindering the program He said the administration has under the war powers and other war legislation sufficient author ity to proceed with housing in cluding right to use subsidies to bring out larger production of building materials warned him of smear attempt He said Littell told him the smear effort would involve some situation in California in which you were accused of steal ing oil I said that was all right Smith added Id be glad tell the senate committee about that Tydings contended Smith was The labor department reported tryinS to conceal this part of the outbreak ot strikes and conversation with Littell outs involved a peak of 1750000 Smtn denied this workers in January and set a monthly record for numbers on strike and resulting idleness Meantime hopes of averting a nationwide strike March 7 of 250 000 telephone workers received a setback After a 14hour conference In New York between the American Telephone and Telegraph Co and the federation of long line tele phone workers ended with no set tlement of the wagehour dispute Union President J J Moran said We are finished Our answer will be March 7 Earlier this month at a meeting in Memphis Tenn the Independ ent National Federation of Tele em ivauonai federation of Tele against phone Workers parent affiliate against OP A price regulations was calledthe work stoppage in a dis ca led off following a conference pute over wages and hours to between the packers and John R start March 7 Assistant Secretary of Navy Urges More Pay as He Leaves Office Washington Sec retary ofthe Navy H Struve Hansel wound up his government career Thursday with a couple of words of advice to Uncle Sam 1 The government should raise its pay standards to attract more topflight men for important posts otherwise the present government machinery will continue to creak and groan 2 Dont merge the war and navy departments it wont work and its emotional the worst sort to th END PRODUCTION OF WHITE FLOUR Milling Firm Starts Making New Dark Flour Minneapolis of white flour production in the Minne apolis facilities Pillsbury mills and in the companys mills from coast to coast effective at midnight Thursday night was ordered Thursday by Philip W Pillsbury president of the 70 year old mill ing firm Pillsbury said his company would convert to milliae of the new 89 per cent wheat extraction flour recently ordered by the gov ernment Machinery producing conven tional family white flourwill be brought to a standstill in prep aration for compliance with the government order for a March 1 changeover Pillsbliry said Production of the new emer gency higher extraction flour was expected to begin March 4 fol lowing an interval foradjustment of milling machinery he revealed Meanwhile Pillsburys own pa per mill at Wellsburg W Va was making and printing an initial order of more than one million sacks to carry the new Pillsbury higher extraction prod uct Pillsburys WheatEmer gency Enriched Flour to groc ers shelves toward the end of March Resigns Forestry Job Madison Wis P Winslow director of the United States forest products laboratory Madison for 29 years resigned Thursday to become forest pro ivj LJKtuuii J thinking of ducts consultant to the federal link it will 1 forest service in Washington ;