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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IQUA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23 VVKA i i i i r PACKING PLANT SEIZURE SATURDAY TO INVESTIGATE RAIL DISPUTES Action by President Will Halt Walkout of Trainmen 60 Days By ASSOCIATED PRESS President Truman Wednesdaj took steps to halt a threatened strike on 2 Chicago railroads which would block livestock shipment to the Chicago stockyards Acting1 underrailway mediation law he created an emergency board to investigate a dispute be tween the Indiana Harbor Bel railroad the Chicago Junction railroad and the Brotherhood o Railway Trainmen A walkout of the 1500 trainmen on the 2 shuttle roads has been se for p m CST Wednesday night The union charges the roads with violating a union contract National mediation board offi cials said the parties would be no tified of the presidents action which under the law usually halts a strike automaticallyfor 60 days pending the emergency boards re port Meanwhile in Cleveland A F Whitney president oj the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen an nounced a strike vote would be taken immediately among its 215 000 members He said the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers had called a committee meeting for Feb l at which time a similar vote may be authorized among the engineers The strike vote Whitney said would be taken on the basis of un settled issues involving a general wage increase demand of 25 per cent and improvements in work ing conditions He estimated 3 weeks would be required to dis trib ite and count ballots and add ed tile men would go into action if they received no offer from the nations railroads In Washington Ross said the ad ministration still had no immediate plans for further action in the steel strike When asked whether there were any plans for Henry Kaiser to be brought into the pic ture m an effort to settle the steel strike he replied I know of no such plans Meanwhile the CIOs 3dayold general steel strike began to cur tail coal production in the rich bi tuminous field of southwestern 1 ennsylvania Wednesday with the Revision of federal corporation tax laws was demanded Wednes day by the ClOunited steelwork Ms as union and management each sought to marshal public side of the 3 day old strike which has 750000 work ers idle in six states JrurrayPresident of both the CIO and the USW charged in a letter to Treasury Secretary Vinson that existing legislation would give the stalled steel in dnstry guaranteed profits that are 29 per cent above the level of nrewar earnings even if It should loaf the rest of the absolutely idle U S Steel President B F Fair less scheduled a nationwide radio address Wednesday night to pre sent industrys side of the grim dispute And in a statement he set lorth his reasons why President Trumans compromise proposal lor a wage increase of 18 cents an hour accepted by the union was rejected by management U S Steels offer of a 15 cent boost Fairless said met 75 per cent of the unions proposal To go higher he added would endan ger the thousands of fabricators and processors of steel whose very existence would be in jeop ardy should we grant the unions demand for such a large and un warranted increase For the largest single strike in the nations history only token picket lines inarched before steel mill gates The announced Beth lehem Steel company policy of no attempt to operate during the strike seemed to have been adopted generally Gradually the strike was clamp ing a throttling hand on allied in dustries Railroad workers were being furloughed by many lines serving steel mills Milk deliveries in metropolitan New York were slashed because of a short age of containers caused by the walkout and picketing ot USW employes at American Can com pany plants A similar milk short age was reported at San Diego ABANDONED BABYThis winsome baby girl was aban doned at a hospital in Dubuque by her mother who regis tered under an apparently fictitious name The mother said she lived m Waterloo left the child and the hos L Cr the birth of the childAttempts to trace the mother have proved fruitless A Dubuque welfare or ganization m whose custody the child has been placed Promises that the mother will not be prosecuted if she re turns to make plans for the infant AP Wirephoto K and BIG 3 DIVIDES GERMAN FLEET Nazi Merchant Fleet Will Be Split Up London of the German fleet once a powerful factor in world affairs have been divided among the victorious big Russia and the United States Operable surface units of the nazi navy amounting to 1759 vessels together with 30 subma rines are being split up on a share and share alike basis a tri power communique said Tuesday night The action leaves Germany without the vestige of a combat fleet A British source said the German merchant fleet also would be divided up later although fish ing vessels will not be taken Involved in the splitup were 2 cruisers 30 destroyers and tor pedo boats 48 torpedo ships and 1673 other units including mine sweepers and harbor patrol boats All of Germanys battleships were sunk during the war and the Brit ish disclosed Tuesday night that 100 surrendered German TJboats were scuttled last November Each nation in addition to 10 submarines will receive UNITED 10000 ton cruiser Prinz Eugen seven destroyers and jtorpedo boats 12 depot ships and 560 other units 6000 ton cruiser Kuernberg 10 destroyers and tor Mother at 12 Albuquerque N Mes child years old gave birth to a 6pound girl at a hospital here Friday Dr J W Hannett report ed Wednesday and both are doing well The childmothers name was withheld 191100 MORE DUE OUT IN NAVY Washington additional 191100 navy men and women will be eligible for release 7 to 10 weeks hence through further cuts in point scores for discharge ef fective March 15 and April 2 In general the reductions will be at the rate of one point each date for male personnel including doctors Point scores for WAVES and Nurses generally will continue at previouslyannounced March 2 levels until April 2 when they will drop one point OPA Names Lawyer Chicago A Des Jardien former Thomas county Nebraska attorney has been named an OPA hearing commis EWalters regional OPA administrator announced Wednesday pedo boats 15 depot ships and 507 other units destroyers and torpedo boats 21 depot ships and 612 other units Job Placement of Veterans of World War II Shows Increase Other Placement Work Shows Decline Says Employment Service Des Moines job place ment work of the United states employment service is declining markedly in Iowa except in the placing of veterans a tabulation of placement figures showed Wednesday While the total number of workers placed in jobs through Iowa USES offices in the last quarter of 1945 was about half what It m the corresponding 1SM4 quarter placement of World war H veterans increased 188 per cent in the OctoberNovember period of 1945 over the previous year the USES reported Jobs were found for 17816 per ons in Iowa during the final tuarter ot 1945 compared with 423o in the corresponding quar er a year earlier The USES said raned changes in employment and economic conditions during ecent months were responsible or the lowered total in the 1945 icriod changes included ending the war removal of manpower regulations closing down of many industries and the delay in recon version the USES said In the fourth quarter of last veterans of World war II were placed A year earlier placement of World war II veterans accounted for only 2396 of the total The job placement picture for Iowa over a 2 year period ending last Dec 31 showed rapidly in creasing Placement activity throughout fhe early spring and late summer of 1944 culminating In a peak placementload in Au gust of that year Placements in August 1944 reached nearly 25000 The up surge was brought about the USES said by tightening up of manpower regulations and the de cree requiring all placements to be made through the USES A state breakdown of the down ward trend in the last months of 1945 showed that the greatest re ductions in the third quarter were at Des Moines and Burling ton wherg the 2 large ordnance plants were located the USES said adding that other offices showed smaller and fairly uni form reductions BIG 5 TOP MEN DISAGREE FOR UNO SECRETARY Fear Deadlock on SecretaryGeneral of Security Council London top men of the 5 principal powers in the united nations met secretly in the office of Secretary of State James F Byrnes Wednesday and were reported to have failed again to agree on n candidate for secretary general of the new security or ganization The negative result of the 90 minutc meeting led some officials to express fear that the 5 powers were drifting toward a deadlock on the question made more acute by charges of political interfer ence made by Iran against Russia and by Russia against the British in Greece and Indonesia American officials had hoped to make swift progress on the situa tion Wednesday both at fhe 5 power meeting and a later infor mal session of representatives of all 11 security council members so the new peace organization could begin building its perma nent staff The 5 powers have to agree in order for the full council to nomi nate a man whom the 51member general assembly may accept or reject The United States is reported backing Lester Pearson Canadian ambassador to Washington lor the ayearpost Russia has been advocating the candidacy of Xrygve Lie foreign minister of Norway The meeting at a Mayfair hotel was the first such session that has been attended by Andrei Vishin sky soviet vicecommissar of for eign affairs and chief Russian delegate since the beginning of the UNO conference Vishinsky ar rived in London Tuesday Others at the meetingin addi tion to Byrnes were British For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin Paul Boncour of France and V K Wel lington Koo of China Shortly before this secret gath ering of diplomats British offi cials were reported authoritatively to have discussed with French delegates an approach by the Brit ish government to the security councils handling of the Russian complaints against British policy in Greece and Indonesia The united nations organization postponed until Thursday its scheduled action to set up ma chinery to guard against an atomic war The office of Gladwyn Jebb UNO executive secretary said We moved up the meeting to Wednesday because Byrnes wanted to get back to America as soon as possible but have had to cancel it for Wednesday because of getting the political and security com mittees report ready for the as sembly American officials said the de lay was a technical one GWVNNE Congressman John W Gwynne of Waterloo Wednesday an nounced his candidacy in the republican primaries for renom mation as representative In con gress from the third district Gwynne is now the dean of the Iowa delegation in the house He is a member of the judiciary committee In which a great deal of vital legislation is being con sidered He is also a member of the special republican food com mittee which studies and rec ommends legislation in regard to the production and distribu tion of food Railroad Strikes CIO SILENT ON MEAT SEIZURE AFL TO RETURN ACCUSED IN HAMMER SLAYINGMrs Leota June Queen 21 of Ionia Mich offers candy to Jailer Matt L Myers Wednesday She was Stanford Ky Tuesday night from Ripley Tenn to answer a murder charge in connection with the hammer slaying of Otto Jaeschke Cincinnati trucker AP WirephotofK A engr Move Underway to Bolster Watered FactFindinq Bill dent Trumans factfinding bill legislation were reported the committee bill reaches fhe floor 6y press wh Ployers equally responsible the law to live up to contracts Weather RepOrt gent labor laws have long de manded statutory penalties against unions which fail to live up to no strike provisions in their con tracts The labor committee paved the way for floor action on new labor legislation Tuesday when it ap proved a bill to give the president authority to set up factfinding boards m serious labor disputes vote on the measure was 10 to 8 The committee measure how ever would not empower the boards to subpoena company rec ords nor provide for a 30day no strike cooling off periods for labor These were main points in legislation requested by 3Mr Tru man and are almost certain to be offered on the floor as amend ments Labor committee members said that if the rules committee per mits several other sweepin amendments and substitute meas ures may be offered The rules committee it was learned is dis posed to permit any amendment o be put before the house when the factfinding bill comes up The bill even as approved by the committee is slated for knock lown dragout opposition In be half of the 8 committee members who voted against it Hep Frank E Hook D Mich issued a state ment which This bill offers no solutionto the grave industrial crisis facing the country He said failure of General Mo tors for example to cooperate with a government factfinding board appointed to handle its dis pute plainly shows that the solu tion is not a factfinding board Hill Will Not Return to Iowa Safety Post Des Moines L Wilk ins commissioner of the Iowa De partment of Public Safety Wednesday announced the res ignation of Lt Paul F Hiil for mer director of the safety educa tion division Bert L Woodcock who has been acting director during the 32 months Hill was on leave serving in the navy has been appointed director Hill has accepted a posi tion with the National Safety Council staff in Chicago Read THE MESSAGE FROM United States Army Recruiting Service on Page 4 Felix Gouin Is Elected French Head Paris Felix Gouin social ist chairman of the constituent assembly was elected president of France Wednesday in succession to the resigned Gen Charles De Gaulle The assembly elected Gouin giving him 497 of its 555 votes Gouin career diplomat who helped reconstitute the socialist party during the nazi occupation will head a coalition government of socialists communists popular republicans and ances on the program Agreement upon The assembly started voting as soon as it reconvened at p m p m Andre Mercierj communist vice chairman pre sided The big 3 party leaders met Wednesday morning and after noon The popular republicans were reported demanding certain key cabinet seats as well as assur new governments anon the Socialist Gouin to succeed Gen Charles DC Gaulle was achieved when the conservative popular republican parly agreed to participate with the communists and socialists in a government led by the 61year old president of the consultative assembly Gouin was persuaded to accept the post over his personal objections The popular republicans insisted on certain conditions however including recognition of the prin ciple that Gouin was to act as an arbiter holding himself above party lines The communists pro posed Gouin originally they said because his role assembly pres ident put him at least partially considerations FORECAST Mason City Snow flurries and strong northwest winds Wednes day afternoon Cloudy and much colder Wednesday night with low 510 above Thursday partly cloudy and much colder Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday much warmer east and central portions Strong northwest winds and colder weather reaching northwest portion by early afternoon and overspreading entire state by j early Wednesday night Thurs day cloudy and much colder Minnesota Snow flurries and much colder Wednesday night and Thursday strong northerly WednEsday diminishing Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis R period a 8 o clock Wednesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Precipitation Maximum Minimum 30 18 30 Trace 27 War Department to AidAgricuFtiire If Necessary Washington federal government will seize the nations struck meat packing plants Satur Jiy President Truman Wednesday ordered the department of agri culture to take over and operate the plants which have been closed by a strike oE 270000 CIO and AFL workers Shortly afterward the striking AFL union of meat workers or dered its men back to work in struck plants Saturday The AFL union claims 70000 workers on strike The striking CIO United Packinghouse Workers with 193 000 members mafic no comment immediately Earlier Gorman and Jimerson told reporters they had received assurances from sources we can not reveal that the government LOCAL UNION FOLLOWS ORDERS FROM CHICAGO The Mason City local union irill follow orders from the national strategy board of the packing house workers organizing com mittee in Chicago in the event the government seizes the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant strike bound unit of Armours That an nouncement ivas made Wednes day by Clarence KamseyV chair man of he local strategy board who told union members that even though the picket lines might foe dissolved by troops the union members still would not go back to work until so instructed by the Chicago office FELIX GOUIN Julius Stretcher Suffers Heart Attack Nuernberg UPJ Julius Stret cher a major defendant in the nazi war crimes trial suffered a heart attack Wednesday and was ordered to treatment bed for emergency Strike Picture At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Continuing labor disputes keep idle 1622000 Major developments house announces struck meat industry will be seized and operated Saturday by department of agriculture govern ment officials indicates seizure postponed until Saturday to persuade striking CIO workers to return to work under government opera tion labor department officials say striking AFL workers agreed to go back on jobs under federal boss ot 750000 CIO steclworkers nations largest single work stoppage in third day with no immediate government Pancl may commend Plans for seizure of industry effect of paral bcTng M ot lo bind to in many associated industries CIO President Philip Murray Pledge unless It vsion of federal corporation tax laws U S Steel President B FFaiSCU of an in less schedules radio address to present Industrys sideTof dismite i comParanle with its latest 91 nafic oispiiie demand an increase nf tii will apply any wage increase rec ommended by the fact finding board retroactively at least to the date seizure Attention immediately turned to the question whether the 200000 C10UPWA workers involved would return to work Press Secretary Charles G Ross said the agriculture department will have the aid of the war de partment if necessary and that the agriculture department will conduct the operations A few minutes earlier a govern ment official who declined to be quoted directly had indicated the seizure would be made Saturday to allow further time to persuade striking CIO workers to return to their jobs under government oper ation Labor department officials have said that striking APL work ers had agreed to return the government took over From Chicago meanwhile came word that fact finding hearings in the meat strike will continue de spite government seizure oE strikebound packing plants Sat urday The length of time after the eovcrnment seizure before the na tion can expect a normal meat supply is unpredictable until terms of the seizure order are studied a spokesman for the American Meat Institute industry research organization said Packers representatives also declined comment until the or ders terms were made public From high officials who may not be more fully identified this picture of the CIO stand was ob tained The workers would have to re turn at the wage which prevailed when they walked out but the agency which takes over the in dustry could ask the wage stab ilization board for authority to put into effect any increase rec ommended by the factfinding panel fc Since the CIO has no knowledge ivhat the panel may recommend it docs not uLsh to bind Itself to o VCV l viwejii mausiry s siae 01 dispute Truman intervening to head off threat l strike on 2 Chicago area shuttle railroads names emergency rn rtav depute action under law postponed strike for Spkesmen say would block livestock shipments to Chicago stockyards and disrupt east and west through freight traffic hitney president ot Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen an ices 21o000 members will take strike vote immediately on ques fCer Pay and improved working conditions says herhood of Engineers has called committee meeting for vote bc authorized United auto wooers plan wage negotiations and Motor as union reverts inCTfse demand on General Motors Detroit M by union to halt all work on General with to Hs 30 oer aren Motor iL a wor on F 3500 and 4000 workers of 200 Toon An Sovemment mediators named in 8day strike r Corkers against General Electric Wcsting rTra Motolf mediation to be resumed Thursday bf m dispute demand an increase of cents an hour In Chicago Herbert March CIOUPW district director as serted federal seizure without put ting wage increases into effect constitutes strikebreaking ac tion or at best compulsoryar bitration George A Eastwood president of Armour and company one of the major struck plants said the company had not been officially advised of the governments in tent to take over the meat pack ing industry More than 130000000 bushels soybeans will be produced in third largest work the United States this yearthe i 2nd largest crop in history 1 ;