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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OEPARTMCNT OF HI8TOSY AMD ARCHIVES U Associated Prea and United Presi Fun Leised Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a MASOK CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUAKY 18 1946 Consists ol Two One JO yt 8JTEEL REJECTSJRUMAiTPLAN Settle Meat Strike Break Down SCHEDULE FACT BOARD MEETING IN MEAT STRIKE Chairman Witte Says Settlement Chances Are Not Too Bright Washington govern ments efforts to settle the meat packing strike by the conference method broke down Friday anc the meat factfinding board wii open hearings in Chicago Tuesday Chairman Edwin F Witte of the factfinding board fold newsmen that chances of settlement Fridaj are not too bright adding thai disputants were returning to Chi cago immediately Witte indicated that other than attempting to conciliate the wage dispute the governments direct participation in the case was over until factfinding begins He said the 3day old strike 263000 meat packing workers was no nearer settlement than it had been Thursday night However Witte said in response to a ques tion that no government repre sentative had indicated in any way that President Truman may step into the situation Other members of the fact finding board named by Secre tary of Labor Schwellenbach are expected to arrive in Washington late Friday or Saturday In the event of a settlement between the companies and the unions in volved before Tuesday factfind ing will be unnecessary Witte ex plained Spokesmenfor the 2 unions in volved admitted before Fridays conference that despite a differ ence in wage demands each may hold but until both wage Ques tions are settled They indicated that talks along this line were continuing between union representatives The CIO packing house workers are asking an immediate 17 cents an hour increase in wages while the AFL butchers and meat cutters are demanding 15 cents The CIO union wants provisions for later negotiation of an addi tional 714 cents increase At the start of Fridays session conferees told newsmen that thus far the government had made no direct efforts to settle the strike The factfinders promised how ever to act promptly on any agreement possibility that would bring a settlement in the walkout before that date WALL STREET ON GASH AND GARRY Speculation Is Curbed by Action New York street pre pared to go on a cash and carry basis Friday as the government acted to curb speculation in the current bull market by ordering 100 per cent margin requirements on security transactions for the first time in history A federal reserve board ruling late Thursday raised margin re quirements from 75 to Ititt per cent effective next Monday Some brokers who preferred to remain anonymous frankly ex pressed doubt theaction would put a brake on speculation In financial circles the move had been expected for several weeks Stock prices have advanced al most daily to within approach of the 1929 level The inflationary as pect of the rise has become of in creasing concern to authorities Those who doubt speculation be curbed pointed out it was the third time within a year that margin requirements had been increased On Feb 5 1945 they were raised to 50 per cent from 40 per cent in effect since Nov 1 1937 and on July 5 again lifted to 75 per cent Yet two million share days be came almost commonplace in 1945 and except for minor recessions prices in the past few months have consistently hit new 15year highs Hit New High Des Moines ff A monthly high m liquor sales was reached In December with the sale of nearly 300000 gallons of liquor for the state liquor commission reported Thursday The cash sales for Detember 1944 amounted to Iran Trouble Looms Before UNO Group gatio eral con siv fore London Iranian dele Ion to the united nations gen ii assembly Friday took the first increte steps to bring the explo ve IranianRussian dispute be the world security council as soviet delegates maintained com plete silence on the issue Andrei Gromyko acting chief of the soviet delegation making the first major Russian speech before the assembly ignored the Iranian question which was causing seri ous concern among united nations leaders Shortly before Gromyko took the floor Seyed Hassan Taquizadeh chief of the Iranian delegation conferred with the executive sec retary of the assembly on what Taquizadeh called technical ar rangements for placing Irans complaints before the security council Gromyko meanwhile told the assembly that the future peace of the world depends upon the unity of the big powers and warned against any efforts to cut down their authority by revising the charter of the UNO He also strongly supported biff power plans to give the security council control of atomic energy problems Defending the big nations posi tion in the UNO Gromyko said all nations big and small are in terested in securing a stable peace and in preventing a repetition new aggression In this their in terests completely coincide Endeavors to counterpose the big states with the small ones he continued cannot be regarded with sympathy in the united na tions organization for this zation is a body to protect all Peaceloving stales bigand small Meanwhile numerous UNO of ficials including those of the United States and Great Britain privately expressed concern over tne Iranian question and said that the untried and only partially completed machinery of the peace organization might be badly strained in trying to cope with such a dispute at the very outset of its existence 3rd Person Dies in Car Train Crash Charles young peo e Marble Rock were in the Hann funeral home at Greene briday morning victims of a rainauto crash near the Marble itatlon shortly after mid night Wednesday The last to die was Harry Krull 15 who suc cumbed to a fractured skull at 430 p m Thursday Killed in the crash when their ar caught fire after being rassed 600 feet by the freight train were Marjorie Krull IT sis Harry and Gladys Grace 17 The girls were burned lo death in the fire Others in the accident were Kenneth Hitter 17 a marine at home on leave who suffered first second and third degree burns a compound fracture of the nose multiple lacerations of the face and severed tendons in the risht arm Least seriously injured was Lyle Krull IS who suffered severe aurns and lacerations about the face He is a brother of Marjorie and Harry Lyle and Kenneth were re ported Friday as doing as nicely as could be expected Funeral services for the Krull children Harry and Marjorie whose parents are Mr and Mrs Henry Krull will be held at 1 p m Saturday at the Methodist church in Marble Rock the Rev rl F Mercer pastor of the Greene and Marble Rock congregations officiating Burial will be in the est Side cemetery Rites for Gladys Grace daugh ter of Mr and Mrs John Grace will be held at the Lutheran church at Marble Rock at 3 p m Saturday the Rev O J Deines astor officiating Burial will be n Rose Hill cemetery at Greene Pearl Harbor Probers Vote Against Calling Churchill WINSTON CHURCHILL Gfedys Gran REVIEW DEATH SENTENCE OF Gl PFC Convicted of Slaying 2 Japanese Yokohama death sen tence of Pfc Joseph E Hicswa of Lodi N J convicted of slaying 2 Japanese will be reviewed by General MacArthur 8th army headquarters announced Friday At jMacArthurs office a spokes man said the official report by the courtmartial which convicted the 98th division soldier has not yet come across the desk Hicswa is being held in a stock ade outside Yokohama Corre spondents have not been permitted to interview him pending MacAr thurs review which will be final Weather Report FORECAST Mason city Partly cloudy and somewhat colder Friday night with lowest about 5 degrees Saturday mostly cloudy and colder with moderately strong north to northeast winds Iowa Partly cloudy and mild Fri day night Saturday mostly cloudy with occasional light snow in north portion colder Saturday and decidedly colder Saturday night Minnesota Mostly cloudy with snow flurries Friday night and Saturday Colder Friday night and Saturday Decidedly colder north and central portions with low temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 below north to zero to 10 above extreme south portion Moderately strong northerly winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 35 Minimum 23 At 8 a m Friday 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 13 Precipitation 38 Snow g inches Senator Ferguson Asked ExPrime Minister on Witness Stand Washington Pearl Har bor committee voted to 2 Fri das M 1941 disaster The vote came on 2 DIE IN GAR TRAIN ACCIDENT Automobile Stopped in Path of Train Kaymond Iowa soldier on furlough and a discharged sail Senator Ferguson R to invite the former British govern ment leader now vacationing in Fforida to appear at a time that suited his convenience and that of the committee Ferguson previously lias told the committee he wanted to have Churchill tell what he knows about any agreement that might have existed with the late President Roosevelt lor parallel action on the part of Britain and the United States before the Japanese at tacked Pearl Harbor Six democratic members ofthe committee voted solidly against Fergusons motion They were Senators Barkley of Kentucky George of Georgia Lucas of Illi nois and Heps Cooper of Tennes see Clark of North Carolina and Murphy of Pennsylvania The motion was supported by Ferguson and Rep Gearhart R Cat Senator Brewster RMe and Rep Keefe R Wis voted present Barkley as chairman brought the question to a vote by demand ing a public decision by the com mittee He announced that he neither would issue a subpoena for Churchill nor invite him to attend unless ordered to do so by the committee i e r wmwi Lowing tnem motion of leaving them stranded in the path Motorist Forced to Use Auto for Bed Danville 111 inves tigated a report that a motorist had been slumped beneath the wheel of a parked automobile for 2 days They learned however that the motorist a Lafayette Ind travel ing salesman was tired and was using his car for a bed Hehadnt been able to find a hotel room for 2 nights Tiff SECONDSACKSX TO MS tJFUS Tour Carrier cannotafford to credit anyone for more tbuTooi week WIkl llUJJl an auto which was towing them an oncoming train The dead were Pfc Roman Son aag Zl and Andrew Frost 23 bflth of Gilbertsville Iowa They were being towed by their brothers Raymond Frost who was driving and Vincent Sondag Raymond Frost said he saw the train an Illinois Central bound toward Waterloo Iowa just as the tow chain broke His car had cleared the tracks The 2nd car was caught on the cow catcher and pushed more than 1000 feet It was badly smashed Roman Sondag had reenlisted m the army and was on a 90dav furlough Sets Fast Time Los Angeles jetdriven Lockheed 080 traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 42 minutes 33 seconds Thursday set Claude L pilot was Wolford 39 Strike Picture At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATE PRESS About 886000 workers idle because of labor disputes Major developments r stf workers accePt President Trumans proposal tor 18 cents hourly wage increase but U S Steel corporation re jects it White house spokesman says president has no plans for seizing industry or other action to avert strike 800000 steel workers nf toward ending strike of 263000 CIO and AFL workers in meat industry and factfindine board takesup study of wage dispute with packers and unionsfresh meat supplies dwindling ELECTRICAL United Electrical Workers union president says union ready to submit wage dispute to arbitra ol 3 companies enters fourth day strike of 32000 additional work ers in Washington D C ends walkouts of 32000 additional workers of Western Electric Corp In sympathy with strike of 17 00 W E employes m New York and New Jersey plants urged by 6 telephone equipment workers unions MacArthur Orders Arrest of 110 More Jap War Criminals Tokyo MacArthur Friday ordered the arrest of 110 more Japanese war criminal suspects including 7 generals and coun terintelligence officers arrested the longmissing Dr Ba Maw puppet premier of Burma In Peiping Chinese arrested Slaj Gen Eugene Ott nazi ambassa dor to Tokyo at the time Pearl Harbor was attacked and announced he would be brought to Japan questioning The 110 additional war crimes suspects listed for arrest included Gen Takeji Wachi former chief of staff of Japanese general head quarters and a halfdozen other generals as well as prison camp officers and guards from the Sol omons lo Honshu to Truk The surprise arrest Dr Maw Burmese puppet whose where abouts since the end of the war have been a mysiery was con firmed by Brig Gen E A Thorpe head of allied counterintelligence Japanese small businessmen meanwhile rushed plans for a league for safeguarding the em peror to advocate a nationwide Olebiscite onretention of theem peror system Jlji aeucy re ported The fact that this issue remains unsettled is responsible for cur rent political unrest Jiji quoted spokesman Plans for a purge of ultranation alists from public oftice progress ed with Kyodo Ujews agency re porting that at least 21 of Japans 47 perfectural governors were due to resign Military leaders listed among Fridays new war crimes suspects included Gen Kyotake Kawagu chi who served in the Philippines in 1952 Lt Gen Takashi Sakai once commander of Japans 23rd army Lt Gen Rensuke Isogaya former 10th division commander Lt Gen Sbizao Tani onetime 6th division commander Lt Gen Sadaki Kagesa former command er of the 38th division and Maj Gen Saburo Watanabe who serv ed at Singapore in 1945 Ann Blythe Signs tos Angeles wearing steel braces Actress Ann Blythe film contract Sne was jn in a skiing accident last March 16 KILLED AS PLANE CRASHES Big Plane Breaks Up Near Cheshire Conn Cheshire Conn rP A big transport plane reported to be carrying 13 passengers and a 3 man crew crashed in flames here Friday carrying all aboard to their death Thearmy flight service at Bos ton identified theplanc 16B of the Eastern Air Lines enroule from IisGuardia field N Y to Boston Representatives of the Eastern Airlines at New York told the New Haven Register that radio contact had been lost with one of its New York to Boston transports at about the time the accident was reported here The plane the officials said earned 13 passengers and 3 crew men The big ship first seen with flames and smoke spouting from its engines broke in two as it came to earth not far from the Cheshire state reformatory and about 15 miles from New Haven Jump Ice Cakes for 3 Miles to Deliver Mail Cheboygau Mich Babcock and Raymond Plaunt had to jump between ice cakes for 3 miles Thursday when the ice on the Straits of Mackinac broke up while they were delivering mail from Cheboygan to Bois Blanc Is land They saved the mail t TYPICAL MIDWEST FARMER VISITS CAPlTOLJohn Oeser of Westside Iowa Senator Chan Gurney R S AP Wirephoto K and AYngr Washington at the capital with Iowa congress men a hotel banquet and a visit to congress were among the activ ities Thursday of John Oeser Westside Iowa typical midwest farmer of 1945 Nowwhen I read In the paper about doinrs in congress I can get a pretty good picture of what is fianpening Oeser said after watching the senate and house in action Oeser and his wife are spending a week in Washington as part of their award for being typical of farmers in 5 states They won in a contest over entrants from Iowa Minnesota Nebraska North and South Dakota This whole means a lot more to me than receiving that tractor money gifts and other awards Oeser said Mr and Jlrs Oeser were guests 01 Senator Hickcnloopcr R lowa at the luncheon attended also by Senator Wilson Rep Dolliver Mr and Mrs Arthur Smith of Sioux City Iowa and Mr and Mrs James Allen of Yanklon Senators and their wives from 5 states were invited to the banquet in the Oesers honor at the Statler hotel Thursday night Rear Ad miral Harold B Miller formerly of Newton Iowa now stationed in Washington also was a guest CIO APPROVES PAY PROPOSAL IN STEEL RIFT Truman Offers Raise Cents an Hoar Strike To Be Monday in St Washington If Presidential ediation failed Friday and a rike of 800000 steehvorkers is scheduled to begin at a m Monday President Truinan had proposed n increase of 18V4 cents an hour steelvvorkers wages The CIO United Steel Workers nion accepted but United States teel Corp through Benjamin F Fairless president rejected with the assertion that steel reached a limit when it offered a 15 cent hike Mr Truman immediately made another public appeal for big steel to accept his proposal In a formal statement the president said I still hope and on behalf of the great mass of American citizens strongly urge that my suggestion ct a settlement be adopted In accepting the presidential proposal Philip Murray steel workers president wrote Mr Tru man that consistent with the steadfast policy of promoting the national welfare and protecting the interests of its members the union officers were recommending approval of his proposal by their wage policy committee White House Press Secretary Charles G Ross said the union had accepted the presidents com promise proposal of 18J4 cents hourly increase for the 800000 steehvorkers poised to walk out of the nations steel mills Ross said the president had no plans for seizing the industry and no further steps were under con sideration at the moment for averting the strike In a letter to the president made public by U S Steel offices here Benjamin F Fairless presi dent of the company wrote that the proposal is almost equivalent to granting in full the unions re vised demand of a wage increase of cents an hour In our opinion Fairless con tinued V there is 110 just basis from any point of view for a wage increase to our steelworkcrs of the large size you have proposed Fairless wrote Mr Truman that he had tried to make clear to you and other government officials during our conferences in Wash ington over the past few days there is a limit in the extent to which union wage demands can be met by us We reached the limit the letter continued when we raised our offer to the union last Friday from a wage increase of 12 4 cents an hour to one of 15 cents an hour Mr Truman made no immedi ate comment either personally or through Ross on the strike out look The letter from Fairiess was delivered to the white house at about 1 p m Ross said an hour after the deadline previously fixed by Mr Truman for a response French Urge Breaking Off With Franco Paris JP By unanimous vote the French assembly recom mended to the government Friday that France sever relations with the Franco government Spain and enter into contact with the exiled Spanish republican regime Despite an earlier declaration by Foreign Minister Georges Bi dault that France would not act alone against Spain the assembly declared that France should pre pare her own rupture with the Franco regime France recently asked the United States Britain and Russia for a restatement of their views with respect to Spain The action came a few hours alter the French government had agreed to proposals of the United States Russia and Britain for a European peace conference in Paris in May Name lowan Chicago W Hinderman of Wapello Iowa was one of division officers elected Thursday at the closing convention session ot the American Road Builders association He was chosen as ona of 2 vice presidents of the county highway group ;