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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AVL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PMM nd United Pro FaU wll JAiNUAKX ZB 1916 DECKER WORKERS RETURN MONDAY IN WORK UNDER U10NMQNDAY Union Leader Sends Word to Local Groups to Withdraw Pickets Chicago ClOUnited Packinghouse Workers union Sat urday urged its 193000 members to return to work Monday in pack ing plants now under control and operation by the government but did not call off its strike Coupled with assertions by the ArtAmalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen that Its 55000 striking members were back at work Saturday or ready to go Back the CIO action if carried out would assure Uncle Sam that the labor force of 248000 on strike since Jan 16 would get meat pro duction rollingagain next week Decision of the CIO leadership announced by Lewis J Clark union president reversed its ac tion of Friday before federal seizure at m Saturday Clark told reporters in a news conference announcing action by the union national wage policy committee that he was telegraph ing all locals throughout the coun try to withdraw pickets as of 5 p m A statement said the return to work was conditional on assur ance from Secretary of Agricul ture Anderson that he would ap ply immediately for approval of any wage increase a factfinding board might recommend It also said the union expected that retroactive payments will be When a reporter asked Clark would happen if such a rec ommended increase was unsatis factory to the union he replied The strike will be on as usual we are reserving our right to act on any wage increase through the national wage policy committee He also told reporters that we have kept in touch with Phil Mur ray CIO president all along Clark said he would meet later Saturday with Gayle G Arm strong the New Mexico rancher who took over direction of the government operation for Presi dent Truman and Secretary An derson Armstrong apprised of the CIO action made this statement The action of the CIO Packing house Workers union Saturday afternoon in deciding to go back to work shows a good spirit of cooperation and a national inter est With the cooperation of both labor and management now as sured we can get meat back into the markets within a matter of days We need meat and all plants should be back in full operation as quickly as possible At the same time it is very important that all shippers check with their agents before starting shipments Mark eting must be orderly with ship ments In line with plant capacities In order to avoid gluts The CIO statement issued by Clark said further We have received from Secretary of Agriculture Ander son in a telegram assurances which we understand to be a I commitment on the part of a mem ber of the presidents cabinet of the United States that he will use his high office to insure justice and equity for the packinghouse workers He has assured us that he will take the necessary steps to make effective the report of the fact finding panel The packinghouse workers regard these assurances from the government of the United States as a recognition that workers are entitled at least to equality oE treatment with big business The AFL union which struck with the CIO packing house work ers ordered its members back to work earlier PRODUCTION LINE SET TO WOVE final assembly line of the Ford Motor one Closer to Mason City Sags to Low of 19 Below Mason City continued to shiver Saturday after hitting an all season low of 19 below zero around a m which beat the previous low mark of 18 below on Dec 18 Althongh the Mason Cily tcm peratoxe rose to around the zero mark during the day continued cold with a loiv of 10 to 15 degrees below was forecast for Saturday Garner also recorded a 19 be low zero tem perature early Saturday morn ing and Charles City followed with a reading of 16 below Thro ughout the state lowans shiv ered Saturday in s u bz e r o temperatures as a cold wave TOO COLD carried by strong north winds struck suddenly dropping the mercury 40 to 50 degrees in less than 24 hours Call Off Applications for Surplus Autos Washington war as sets corporation will accept no more applications for the purchase of automobiles by veterans after this week Certification of veterans prefer ence applications will be discon tinued Monday the agency said because the number applying al ready is far greater than the number of cars expected to be de dared surplus About 20 per cent of adult pe destrians killed each year are found to have been drinking The Iowa weather bureau said the extreme cold would continue Saturday night but forecast not quite so cold for Sunday De corah led the state Saturday morning as the temperature sagged to 22 degrees below zero Cold weather and lots of it had hit large sectors of United States Saturday and heavier doses are in store for wide areas which al ready have felt stinging cold weather The midwest was locked in the grip of subzero temperatures Coldest spot reporting was Inter national Falls Minn with 34 be low zero Bemidji Minn had 30 below and it was at Minne apolis A cold front moved Saturday into northern Texas and the Ap palachian area all the way from New York to Kentucky Chilly blasts were following up the cold fronts advance In Okla homa City there were 38 mile wind gusts Even in the vacationland around Miami temperatures were chilly Miami registered a 57 Saturday 2 HIGH ENVOYS MAY QUIT POSTS See Resignation of Winant and Harriman Washington imminent resignation of the two topmost U S envoys was forecast Saturday by usually well informed diplo matic officials They said ihat Avcrell llarri man ambassador to Russia and John Winant ambassador to Brit ain were ready to quit their posts There has been some specula tion that Harriman may be suc ceeded by Fiorello La Guardia former mayor of New York La Guardia left Thursday for South FORD SETTLES WAGE DISPUTE WITH WORKERS Employes Will Receive Basis of 18 Cents an Hour Wage Increase Detroit for the Ford Motor company and the CIO United Auto Workers settledtheir wage dispute Saturday on the basis of an increase of 18 cents an hour A joint statement said An agreement on a wage in crease of 18 cents an hour was reached Saturday by the Ford Mo tor company and the UAWCIO The effective date of the wage increase still has not been decided Details connected with fair effi cient and uninterrupted produc tion will be discussed at an early date and we hope that the wage increase will become effective not later than Feb 1 We have confidence hat there will be an early termination to all matters remaining to be negotiat ed The increase agreed upon is equivalent to 151 per cent against an original demand by the union for a 30 per cent increase The union had scaled down its demand from 30 to 163 per cent before Saturdays unannounced meeting of the negotiators The Ford agreement was an nounced half an hour before Chrysler negotiators were sched uled to go into a meeting expected generally to produce an agreement in the second of the 3 major dis putes in thecar industry Meanwhilethe dispute between the GeneralMo tors remained deadlocked with 175000 workers idle for the fi6t day The Ford agreement was mad under the names of John S Bugas director of industrial relation the company and Richard T Leonard national Ford djrecto for the union Union representatives explaine that the next move would be sub mission of the proposed 18cents anhour increase to the UAWCIO strike strategy committee anc then if approved to Ihe member But Strike IsStill On ship of the Ford local Nearly 100000 workers will The negotiators settlement the largest wage agreement reachec nationally since the close of the war was attained after 6 suc cessive days of private sessions It was the first major break in the auto unions 5 months long wage fight with the automobile industry HARRUIAN WINANT America to represent President Truman at inauguration of Brazils new president One group has advocated ap pointment of a military man to the Moscow post Joseph Davies former ambassa dor to Russia and James Dunn as sistant secretary of state have been mentioned as possible succes sors to Winant Harriman left Moscow by plane Thursday for home He has been reported as anxious to return to private business Winants future plans are not known here the official said but he probably will be offered the important post of American repre sentative on the united nations so cial and economic council Set County Goals for 46 Farm Production Des Moines J Love iand state director of the produc tion marketing administration has announced county goals for 194G farm production Loveland said the county goals were established after the final slate goals were approved by the USDA in Washington The state goals previously an nounced called for a 175 per cent increase in sugar beet acreage 126 per cent in wheat 104 in hay andoats 121 in flare and 102 in corn The soybean acreage goal was reduced 10 per cent from 1945 County goals were not estab lished on livestock The average consumption of fruit m the United Slates is about 200 pounds per capita annually Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Saturday night with low est temperatures 1015 below Sunday increasing cloudiness and not quite so cold Iowa Fair and very cold Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudi ness and not so cold Shippers Forecast Northwest northeast to South ern half Minnesota Fair and very cold Saturday night Sunday increas ing cloudiness and not so cold with occasional light snow northeast and extreme north portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 29 Minimum jg At 8 a m Saturday is Precipitation oi Snow 1 inch YEAH AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 0 GREEN WELCOMES LEWISAFL President William Gieen reads a formal announcement in Miami Fla Friday of the return of John L Lewis 500000 mine workevs to American Federation of Labor AP Wirephoto AFL Leaders See Return of John L Lewis Bad for CIO Coal Mine Chief Left Group 10Years Quit CIO in 1942 Railroads Unions Plan Arbitration Chicago nations ma jor railroads and IB of the 20 railroad labor unions Saturday agreed to arbitrate union wage demands for 1250000 workers or about 85 per cent of rail em ployes Management representatives ad vised the national railivay me diation board which brought about tile agreement after 3 weeks of conferences that they were willing to enter into a similar agreement with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive en gineers These 2 brotherhoods withdrew from the mediation conference last week and their officials said a strike vote would be taken The 15 unions of nonoperat ing personnel have demanded a No Vote Change Cleveland F Whitney president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen said Satur day the agreement of major rail roads and 18 rail labor unions to arbitrate union wage demands would not alter the brotherhoods plan to conduct a strike vote Miami Fla of John L Lewis to the American Federa tion of Labor was regarded by AFL leaders Saturday as good for them but bad for the CIO Lewis left the AFL 10 years ago in he row over his formation of the committee for industrial or ganization In 1942 he quit the WO and Friday he completed the circuit by taking his united mine workers back to the parent fed eration He paid dues for 600000 members The man with the bristling brows who came up from the Iowa coal pits was welcomed back to the federation at the midwinter session of the executive council Friday He was given the vacancy on the 15 man council and was appointed 13th vice president One of the AFLsmost influ ential leaders who was not always a riend of the miners boss said his return to the federation prob ably is going to be very helpful He suggested there were still quite a few CIO union members who have a feeling of respect for Lewis and might follow him back o the AFL Another top AFL leader re marked Lookout A third AFL leader one of the most farsighted on the executive council suggested that Lewis eventually might become head of he federation succeeding to the post now held by Green The federation will hold its first convention in 2 years in Chicago next October En route here to formally ac cept the seat Lewis declared in Mobile Ala Friday night that he reaffiliation of the UMW with he AFL was a step of major magnitude with far reaching con sequences to labor and the coun ry AFL President William Green aid he would continue at the helm f the federation despite reports hat Lewis return would signal the end of his presidency Green said the jurisdictional roblems which might be created the addition of Lewis catch ill district SO would be handled by he council This was one big eason why Lewis wanted a seat n the council as a condition to eturning to the federation Green said the progressive min ers of America which was given charter in the AFL when the UMW left the federation in 1936 Till continue to represent the wage increase of 30 cents an hour and the 3 operating groups Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen the Order of Railway Conductors and the Switchmens union North an in crease of a day The agreement signed Satur day provides for 2 arbitration boards One of 6 members will function in the case the 15 nonoperating unions and a 3mart board will be named to arbitrate the operating unions PACKING PLANT IN MASON CITY BEGINS BUYING Thogerson Is Named Manager as Strikers Return to Old Jobs The members of the local pack inghouse workers union who walked off their jobs 10 days ago in a nationwide strike of employes in that industry are returning to their jobs at the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant Monday morning Tins announcement was made by Clarence Ramsey chairman of the strategy board of the local union Saturday noon after he had read the Associated Press story that the CIO packinghouse work ers leadership had ordered 193000 striking members to return lo work Monday I am expecting word momen tarily from the international union headquarters Ramsey said He announced that a mass meeting of all packinghouse work ers will be held Sunday after noon at 3 at the union hall at which time Art Coslello president or the local packinghouse work ers union and delegate of that union to the Chicago meeting will be back to explain the action tak en there Meanwhile P J Thogcrson manager of the plant for Armour and company was notified Satur day by telegraph that he is to manage the plant during its oper ation by the government Opera tions will begin in a limited man ner Monday morning he stated The Gman board of 2 members each will consist from labor and ihe railroads and 2 to be chosen by these 4 The other board will consist of l each of labor and the railroads with a 3rd to be chosen by the 2 De cisions by the boards would be binding on all parties under terms of the agreement Operating personnel consists of workers who man the trains Nonoperating workers are clerks telegraphers and shop craftsmen employed in Ihe railroad indus try Kepresentatives of the locomo tive engineers and the trainmen consisting of about 15 per cent of railroad labor rejected tion and insisted that 45 rule arbitra changos be considered along with their demands for increased pay JOHN L LEWIS in the Fold IOWA WOMAN IS NAMED SHERIFF Waukon tfV county board of Allamakee supervisors e vorkers in territories it now dom nates The status quo will maintained he added be Auto Fatality Pocahontas JP Leo Schott 7 son of Mr and Mrs Will chott farmers near here was dlled in an autotruck collision n narrow bridge a half mile west f Pocahontas Friday night Den nis Kleen 17 who lives west of ocahonfas suffered minor in uries He was riding with Schott named Mrs Martha Bulman sher iff Friday to succeed her hus band the late Sheriff Leonard J Bulman 52 killed last Saturday night by a man he sought to ar rest The man William Gerieke 75 was killed by other officers dur ing a 2hour siege of the mans quarters Mrs Bulman is Allamakee countys 2nd woman sheriff SEElFlioPEIN FILIBUSTER END Weekend Recess Gives Senate Members Respite Washington Wordweary foes of the FEPC filibuster saw no immediate hope Saturday of thwarting the southern drive to talk the legislation to death The senates weekend recess gave them a temporary respite from the sustained oratorical at tacks southern senators have been making on the proposal to create a permanent fair employment practice commisison but they knew more of the same was on tap for the coming week These advocates of the FEPC measure have obtained 41 signa tures on a petition to limit debate but that requires a twothirds ma uonly and a poll by administration aides shows more than onethird of the senators are opposed to vot ing such a gag rule Officers Find Suspect Out of Uniform The combination of a sergeants stripes with an officers boots and spurs was what got Peter VanDin ter into trouble here The sheriffs office didnt think the uniform quite proper and arrested him for investigation Saturday morning policemen from Des 2 military Moincs ar rived and took him away noone why as yet VanDintcr served a term in jail last summer on a badcheck charge and after his release stayed in Mason City until about 2 months ago Sheriff Tim Phalen reported When he returned in uniform the sheriff began making inquiries The local recruiting office said ms enlistment had been refused here because of his criminal rec ord VanDinter followin ghis ar rest declared that he had en listed at Fort Riley Kans but he couldnt explain his lack of leave papers or any evidence of enlist ment Surgeon Unstrings South Dakota Man Sioux Falls S Dak O Charles Ericksen had a knotty problem as he prepared to operate on Clarence Kimball of Humboldt S Dak Operating for ulcers Dr Erick sen found nearly IOOD yards of fine string in Kimballs stomach He said his patient previously had been treated for a narrowing esophagus and in this treatment a patient swallows string in the first step of introducing steel balls to stretch the food channel Because of a former operation Jie string had remained in Kim balls stomach Dr Ericksen reported Kimball was progressing satisfactory completely unstrung niiu mtuc in limited numbers Immediately but asked that no livestock be brought m unless the plant is contacted in advance Anyone wishing lo go back to work in the plant was asked to contact the employment office first since all departments will not be able to operate Mondav The plant employment office will be open until oclock Saturday and from 8 lo 12 oclock Sunday forenoon Pickets were withdrawn at the local plant when the government took over just after midnight Sat urday morning but the approxi mately 1050 workers out on strike refused to go back to work until so instructed by their national strategy board at Chicago Big Men in UNO Favor Session End London power leaders of the united nations were re ported Saturday to be trying to wind up the London session of the general assembly in 10 davs and move the new security organ ization to a site in the United States as soon as possible This probably means that the security council would have to carry some of its pressing political problems to America depending oil whether and to what extent it decides lo investigate disputes in volving Iran Greece and Indo nesia Edward R Stettinius Jr head of the United States delegation and a member of the security council told a delegation meet ing Saturday morning that he was hoping for a windup of the London session in 10 days The British and Russians were reported by other American of ficials to have joined the speed up drive Two big jobs remaining here were the selection of a site for UNO headquarters in the United States and the election of a sec retary general Gladwyn Jebb UNO executive secretary hns wired a request to the site in spection committee now in New York to get back here by Feb 2 rather than Feb 4 Best reports are that ihe com mittee may not recommend a specific place for the UNO to stt Ie down but merely describe 2 or 3 locations in the New York area and a similar number around Boston without giving any one Place priority That might start a wide open debate here All progress on a 5power agreement on a secretarygencral s stalled at the moment with the Russians awaiting new instruc icns from Moscow They favor a candidate from a small eastern European nation while the United States is campaigning for the ap of Lester Pearson Can adian ambassador to Washington ;