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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated and United Press Pull Leased Five Cent a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FKBDAV JANUARY 25 1946 Paper Consists ol Two JJO 93 CIO REFUSES TO WORK IN SEIZURE FIRE DESTROYS IOWA Josephs Catholic church the only one of its denomination in West Liberty destroyed Thursday night by fire believed caused by defective The frame structure was built in 1886 The Rev Raymond McGrath pastor estimated the loss at 20QOO The churclTwas insured for Firemen from Nichols 6 miles south of West Liberty assisted in the 3hour liattle against the blaze which was discovered about 8pnj AF Wirephotp and A engr Estimate Atomic Bomb Test Expense at Half Billion Washington test of the Abomb versus the modern war ship stacked up Friday as a proposition that will cost dose to a half billion dollars if not more The exact amount was impossible to calculate but navy figures supplied an indication of what would be involved in the forthcoming atomir exnprimiiTit in fc atomic experiment in the This is what they show It cost alone for the hulls and engines of the 47 II S combat units assigned to the guinea pig fleet It cost more than more for the navy transports which make up about half of the 47 noncombat types which also will be targets Moreover navy men have esti mated unofficially that the oper ating expenses involved in stag ing the experiment next spring will run approximately 000 The pay of personnel and cost of supplies ivoiiia boost that tofal No estimates are available on the one German and 2 Japanese warships that will beused in the testbut all are of the most costly types The hullandengine costs are but a part of the total outlay for the U S warships Vice Admiral W H P Blandy commander of the experiment de clined at a press conference Thursday to estimate the current worth of the ships or the cost of the operation Noting the age of the warships which exceeds 30 years for all 4 of the American battleships he insisted that they were of neg ligible value now for fighting pur poses The value of the experiments greater than the cost he maintained declaring the infor mation to be obtained toward shaping the national defense to the atomic era would be of incal culable worth to the countrys fu ture Students Cry as School Burns Down Chicago schoolhouse burned down Thursday night And the pupilscried Fire swept through the school of St Francis Assisi church des troying the new gymnasium opened only last Saturday a mon ument to years of work and sav ing As firemen fought the blaze the students wept Their pennies nickels and dimes had helped to build the recreation center Beer Man Resigns Des Moines Walter Brown of Knoxville executive secretary i of the Iowa Beef Producers asso f ciation has reported that he will resign effective March I to take OF YANKS EN ROUTE Leave England Jan 26 for New Homes in USA The following dependents orth Iowa servicemen are listea as passengers on the Argentina Saturday Beatrice ford Marie J Stacy of Essex de pendent S Sgt Walter L Stacy Hampton Margaret Elsie Kent and Lewis Hiatt Mason Paul P BIG WOLF Tom Neuhardt and Harry Mad den of near Creston bagged a wolf while on a hunting expedi tion recently Tipping the beam size in that vicinity 1st Scientific Contact With Moon Through Radar Washington day claimed the worlds first scientific contact with the moon in a Jules Verne feat which spanned 238000 miles of outer space by radar In Los Angeles however W E Osborne former Australian army major told newsmen that Australian scientists made radar contact wild the moon 4 years ago with Dr J H Pid dington a scientist in the radio physics laboratory at the Univer sity of Sidney we contacted the moon several times in October or November 1941 said Osborne who is doing secret research work for the American government here UNO Council Will Discuss Iran Dispute London united na tions security council formally agreed Friday to discuss the tense military political situations in Iran Greece and Indonesia at its next mealing The council thus disregarded a request from soviet Russia that t decline to take up the dispute over Iran The next meeting will be held Monday The action came on the motion of the American delegate Edward E Stettinius Jr after British Foreign Secretary Ernes Bevin had declared he was so tired of these charges by the soviet union in private against Britain that he was anxious for a full discus sion at the earliest possible mo ment The 11 member council pro ceeding to put the new world peace organization in working or der took steps to get its military staff committee functioning The council ordered military reoresen tatives of the principal powers to hold their first meeting here by Feb 1 when work willbe started on the special agreements by which nations are to pledge land sea and air forces to enforce security council orders when necessary The action to take up the situa tions in Iran Greece and Indo nesia came Z hours after Russia had registered categoric opposi tion to discussion of the Iran com plaint that the red army has been interfering in Irans Internal af fairs The chief soviet delegate vice commissar of foreign affairs An drei Vishinsky filed a letter with the council president N J O Ma kin of Austraba setting forth a 5 point reply to the Iranian charge He declared Irans complaints were groundless and that the chan nels of direct negotiation between the 2 countries were open dependents of The statement was released by North Iowa servicemen are listed the UNO information service just the Argentina 2 hours before the security coun scheduled to leave Southhampcil was to go into session to de the United States cide whether it should consider against not only Irans charges Peggy Mehmen and Russa but also Russias charges of and Llldigta UJ Patricia Ann of London depend British interference in the affairs ents of Pfc Bill Mehmen Rock Greece and Indonesia fnrvf Costly Taste Pfc Lewis H Kent of Burt rnrrctanru T j one to the t lMndon distress of the University of Utah Denaent of Spaman 1 TiT n to little dog followed him school one much to the department Nippie the pup was discovered slumbering in the geology build ing alongside a wellchewed bone It was the departments highly prized ancient orinthoscelinda bone Name lowan Chicago D Parker of vun twenty ripping tne beam u Parker of at 48 pounds the wolf is thought Burm2ton Iowa Thursday was to have been the titleholder for the advisoi7 board etable association Strike Picture At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Major developments arra es wage control of strikebound nembers off picket increaser or stri 1500 AFL truck drivers in St Louis authorize in 4 t settlement of 750 000 r0 and management making moves to steel strike as additional thousands of in 5day old walkout involving Truman reiterates belief that 18 Cents hourly increase uu immediate pJans for federal seizure experimental highpow ered radar equipment we direct ed it at the moon and almost im mediately identified pulses which were checked and rechecked The time interval was 24 sec U S government astronomers said the achievement might lead to the answer of the ageold ques tion whether any form of life ex ists on the moon Another possibility was that it might usher in radio control for superranxe jet or rocket projec tiles which could be kept hover ins ominously above the earth In the stratosphere The war department reported that the results of the experiment promise valuable peacetime as well as wartime applications Farroving space ships were list ed as one of the less likely1 ap plications The first radar contact with the moon was made Jan 10 it was disclosed and the fact has been successfully repeated several times since The experiment has been car ried out by signal corps scientists working at the Evans signal labor atory at Belmar on the New Jer sey coastline The army released the first details of it Thursday night It took only 2Va seconds the re port revealed for a radar echo to bounce back from the moon nor mally about 238857 miles distant Jrom the earth Specially designed equipment used in the lest shot radar pulses out into space at the speed of miles per second and other apparatus picked up the returning echo Maj Gen Harry c Ingles sig nal corps chief said the immedi ate significance was that scientists know for the first time with cer tainty that a very high frequency radio wave from the earth can penefrate tlie electrically charged ionosphere which envelops both earth and stratosphere The government astronomers also said achievement of radar contact with the moon makes it feasible to probe for the secrets of there may be by the same method The red planets thin atmos phere will admit passage of sig nals if radar experts can step them up lo span the 35000000 miles from earth said H E Burton of the naval observatory Burton declared u r closest planetary neighbor at 30 000000 be virtually impossible to contact because of the density of its atmosphere A breakthrough to Venus would be most desirable he explained because conjectures have been made that life exists on Venus and also on Mars Its believed he said that Venus might be suitable for vege tation and shes close enough to the sun to get plenty of heat HOME AND FOOD WAR Stanek 27 year Sfa aff 2 a steak dinier bfffin te Uandmg after he furnislirithem with a heated 3 room apartment in Asbury Park N J Thursday night The Staneks spent the night before in a Madison GoldWave Moves Into North Iowa Highways were becoming slip pery in North Iowa according to reports by the Iowa State Safety patrol Friday and were expected to become more so as a cold wave sweeps Into the area Friday night Northerly winds and snow flurries were forecast for the area with Sat urday fair and very cold The shippers fore cast for the northern half of Iowa was 15 be low Friday night the COLDER southern half 5 below Lowest temperature in Mason City was expected to be from 10 to 15 degrees below zero High winds and some snow were reported in the northwest Friday morning but the low temperature for the state was recorded as 7 de grees above zero at Mason City A cold wave sweeping over the northern plains produced blizzard conditons in the Dakotas and east ern Montana Temperatures ran from 10 to 20 in North Dakota and were continuing to drop In the New England states 21 inches of snow fell at Rumford Me and 13 at Concord N H The deep south shivered as freezing temperatures extended as far as northwest Florida In Miami it was 50 which is low for this time of season v D A V f L P i OjH Albert Lea Strikers Eat Albert Lea Minn ing packinghouse workers at Wil son Co plant at Albert Lea were eating meat Friday and nary a pound of it was processed at a packing plant With the meat shortage hitting the strikers along the rest of the northwest several of them went hunting Thursday and brought back 200 bunnies which were distributed to the pickets Of the 412851 producing oil wells in the United States 718 per cent are classified as strip per or highcost wells They ac countfor 129 per cent of total production i i i 10 A Iowa Plants in Meat Seizure W3hintpn Meat packing plants in 12 lowa cities have been hy secretary OI Ag The Iowa list Armour Co Mason City and Sioux City Cudahy Packing Co Sioux City KInyan and Co Storm Lake Kohrs Packing Co Davenport John Morrell and Co Ottumwa Rath Packing Co Waterloo Swift and Co Des Molnes Marshalltown Perry and Sioux City plants at Des Moines and Perry operate as subsidimo he 3eking arManlu lmg and chllllflS only and workers there reore sented by an independent union have not been on strike Tobin Packing Co Fort Dodge and Estherville Wilson and Co Cedar Rapids Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave with strong northerly winds and snow flurries Friday night Lowest temperatures Friday night 1015 below Saturday fair and very cold with maximum tempera ture 510 above Iowa Cold wave with strong northerly winds and snow flur ries Friday afternoon and Fri day night Saturday fair and very cold Shippers forecast Northern half 15 below southern half 5 below Minnesota Cold wave with strong northerly wirjds Friday night Low temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 below northwest to 15 below extreme south by Satur day morning Fair and very cold Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum yg Minimum g At 8 a m Friday 28 Snow Trace YEAR Maximum 27 Minimum g DECLARED DEAD Aylward son of Mr and Mrs George Ayl ward of Emmetsburg who was reported missing in action in June 1943 has been officially de clared dead A memorial mass will be held Friday at a m at the Assumption C a t h o 1 i c church FRENCH LEADER WANTS II S AID Says Only Big Loan Will Prevent Chaos Paris dent Felix Gouin was reported to have told his socialist party Friday that only a loan from the United States could save France from chaos Struggling to get 3party ap proval of a drastic financial pro gram before forming his new gov ernment the president asked the socialists lo adhere to the plans of Finance Minister Pierre Menfles France Party members who reported the loan figure said Gouin spoke of Frances financial and food sit uations in the blackest terms and told the socialists that either the 3 leading parties must accept the program or he would resign The new financial program was designed to launch the new ad ministration on a sounder credit basis by a severe program of fi nancial cutbacks and also to ease Frances business dealings with Britain and the United States It was reported to include freezing of prices and government salaries and a sharp cut in expenditures Steal 46 Sedan Garden City Kans broke into the showrooms of a car company moved several pre war models and drove away the companys first and only 1945 sedan Decker Plant Dispute Moves to Courtroom The controversy between the united packinghouse workers lo cal union and Armour and Co operators of the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant in Mason City moved into the courtroom Friday afternoon with Judge M H Kepler hearing a motion in district court to dissolve the tem porary injunction against the union R F dough attorney for Ar mours opposed the motion by George Dunn attorney for the union to dissolve the injunction despite the fact that the govern ment will take over the plant at a in Saturday and also des pite the fact that the injunction served the purpose for which Clough said it was originally in tended The companys attorney said it was intended to facilitate the re moval of live hogs by railroad from the plant Thursday after noon employes of the M and St L railroad moved 2 carloads the hogs out of Hie plant past the picket lines Employes of the M and St L railroad moved 2 carloads of live hogs outof the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant Thursday after noon past picket lines of the strik ing united packinghouse workers CIO The shipment included approxi mately a tenth of the 2000 hogs which were caught in the strike bound plant 9 days ago but there was no indication that the man agement would try to more the remainder before the federal seiz nre of the plant takes effect on Saturday Ten other empty stock cars which the management also sought to have the railroad com pany deliver to the plant as long ago as last Saturday were moved Thursday afternoon off the sid ing onto the M and St L tracks which was seen as a possible in dication that they are no longer needed at the plant Predict Lack of Supply for Iowa Soybean Plants Des Molnes discussion group at the Iowa Grain Dealers associations annual convention Thursday predicted that soybean processing plants in the state would not find enough soybeans available in Iowa to keep all of them operating the balance of the processing season The dealers also said they be lieved soybean prices would have to be maintained close to last years levels in order for produc tion to meet requirements About 300 delegates attended the meeting The National airport at Wash ington covers 729 acres and is 171 acres larger than New Yorks La Guardia airport UlOfJDEK UIHOtL PAY THIS 8U6S tJEUISPAPZRBOY TOMORKOlO Tour Carrier cannot afford credit anyone for more than one week UNION CHARGES SEIZURE STRIKE BREAKING MOVE John L Lewis Brings 500000 Miners Back Into AFL Organization By ASSOCIATED PRESS The CIO United Packinghouse Workers union accused President Truman at engaging in o strike breaking action and decided Fri day not to return to work when the government takes control of strikebound meat packing plants Saturday at a m Lewis J Clark union president announced the national wage pol cy committee voled unanimous y to that effect In Ills statement tie asserted the government seizure order was a complete double cross and that the government was givingthe workers 4 raw deal The CIO United Packinghouse Workers is the larger of 2 unions vhose strike of more than a week has cut heavily into the nations supplies The CIO group has 193 000 members The AFL Amalga mated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen with 55000 members on strike has ordered its mem bership to go back A short time earlier Secretary of Agriculture Anderson Friday asked leaders of striking packing house workers to urge their union ists to return to work when the government takes over the meat industry Saturday The telegraphed appeals went to both AFL and CIO union chiefs although the AFL already has is sued bock to work orders to 55000 workers and assured President Truman of cooperation The CIO union which claims 193000 members has not indicat ed its iuteiilious Lewis ClarK head at the CIO union however proposed to President Truman a labor management and govern ment conference on wage issues in volved Anderson to whom Mr Truman referred Clarks suggestion said the proposal arrived too late since the seizure order had been issued Andersons messages to the un ion presidents said that current hours wages and other terms and conditions of employment will prevail until the government directs otherwise Meanwhile John L Lewis brought his 500000 United Mine Workers back into the American Federation of Labor Saturday Lewis who left the AFL in 1936 formed the CIO and then left that organization for his Unit ed Mine Workers was elected im mediately to a seat on the AFL councils policy making body In Cleveland President A F Whitney said the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen had begun mailing strike vote ballots to its 950 lodges and expected to know within 3 weeks whether its 215000 members favored a walkout to en force wage and other demands If authorized by the member ship a strike which would para lyze the countrys transportation system might be called within 3 days after the vote result is known he said earlier In Washington it was indicated Friday that government factfind ers plan to make wage recommen dations quickly for the packing house workers A high government official who would not be named disclosed the tactfinding boards schedule calls for announcement of findings within a the way for possible federallysponsored pay raises Federal seizures of the meat plants is the second and largest in administration attempts to re solve postwar strikes which at Present involve J710000 workers The navy still is operating 33 of the 53 oil plants and refineries it took over Oct 4 in a wage dis pute Workers involved numbered 25000 The 5day old walkout of 750000 CIO steel workers will force the layoff or 15000 employes at the Ford Motor company Friday night the company reported and it said 25000 additional workers would be affected in a week The giant steel strike biggest single industrial dispute in the nations history which showed no indications of approaching settle ment threatened to involve thou sands of other workers in allied industries President Truman Thursday re iterated his solution of the steel an IBi cent said he did not con template federal seizure of the in dustry at this time The 65day General Motors strike making idle some 200000 workers remained deadlocked on 30 percent wage increase de mands The UAWCIO continued wage ;