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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AtlO ASCHIVEP MOINES I A Associated Pits Dd United Prcu THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 14 1916 CONFIDENCE This Paper Consists of TKQ One Strike PeaceBrightens RUSSIA 275000 BACK TO JOBS AS GE GM SIGN PACTS Number of Strike Idle Expected to Drop to About 475000b US By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The conference board of the CIO United Electrical Radio and Ma chine Workers Thursday ratified a wage agreement ending a 2 months old strike of 100000 work ers against the General Electric company as John L Lewis ac cused the soft coal industrys man agement and stockholders of making dead 28000 mine work ers The General Electric strike was settled Wednesday along with the 113day old strike of 175000 CIO United Auto Workers against Gen eral Motors The auto workers General Motors council will meet Friday to act on that agreement and both agreements must be rat ified by the strikers Both settlements were on the basis of 18Vz cents hourly waee boosts B Lewis has threatened to call his 400000 soft coal miners out of the pits April i unless they are granted wage boosts a shorter work week and welfare and hos pitalization aid head of the United Mine Workers read his indictment be fore a conference of operators and miners in support of demands for improved working conditions in the coal pits arty return to work o workers in the GM and GE plants would mean a share reduction in the ranks of the idle because of labor disputes From Jlear high of more than 1500000 in January the idle now approximately 750000 would drop to about 475000 Main disputes which continued ldle thousands included 150000 CIO steelworkers mostlv employed in fabricating plants not affected by recent settlements be tween the union and major steel producers 75000 CIO electrical workers at Westinghouse Co 40 000 CIO workers in farm machin ery plants and about 50000 in dependent CIO and AFL machin ists and related workers in San Francisco No hitch was Indicated in get ting the GiVr and GE strikers back to their jobs as quickly as pos sible and approval of the agree ments by the rank and file of the 2 unions was expected The General Motors strike which cost an estimated billion dollars in lost wages sales and commissions as plants in 13 states remained closed since Nov 21 was regarded as the sore spot on the countrys reconversion program Officials of both GM and the CIO united Auto Workers Union ex pressed satisfaction over the agree ment which was announced in De troit Wednesday afternoon The union originally demanded a 30 per cent wage increase for GM production workers but later agreed to a presidential factfind ing boards recommendation of an hike of 39 cents The company however stood pat on its cents 165 per top offer of cent The proposed contract was to run for 2 years and a GM spokes man said the wage adjustments would add 564750000 to the com panys annual payroll The wage hike boosted the GM national av erage to and the Detroit area figure to The agreement also provided in creased vacation pay which the union said would amount to S5 000000 a year equal pay tor wom en higher overtime rates and a retroactive clause givingall workers an additional cents an hoar from Nov 7 to Nov 21 Relating to seniority and union security 2 disputed issues both sides claimed gains The union which had a maintenance mem bership clause in its last contract with GM found a dues checkoff item substituted in the proposed agreement GM had objected to renewing the maintenance of membership A few hours after the GM settle ment announcement was made in New York of the unionmanage ment settling the work stoppage since Jan 15 ol 100000 CIO United Electrical Workers at General Electric plants in 16 states The strikers were among the 200000 CIO Electrical Workers at s plants of GE General Motors and because l was wor Westinghouse who quit work in tnt the matter would get out Westinghouse who quit work m support of demands for a S2 a day wage increase The 25000 from the electrical division of General Mo tors corporation ended their strike boost of cents TOAST TO END OP STRIKEA group of pickets make a toast with coffee Wednesday Strikes At a Glance Bsr THE ASSOCIATED PKESS but drop to 475OOQ Major developments ATJTOMOTIVEWVnnouuce settlement of General Motors strike which kept idle 175000 workers 113 days nsceues on ratification after CIO United Auto Workers ELECTRICAL100000 CIO United Electrical Workers at General Electric on strike since Jan 15 over wage dispute granted 18 cents hourly wage boost union conference board ratifies agreement union leaders hope for resumption of work by Monday after mem berehrp approval 75000 remain on strike at Westinghouse as federal mediators attempt to effect settlement 77 Lewis reads an indictment at conference of United Mine Workers and soft coal operators accusing industrys management and stockholders of making dead 28000 mine work ers over a 14 year period because of working conditions in mines Goering Urged Long Range Bombers to U S Before War Urged Construction of Airplanes in Case U S Entered Into Conflict Nuernberg Ufi Hermann Goering revealed before the war crimes tribunal Thursday that he had urged construction of long range German bombers capable of attacking American factories long before the war began Without mentioning the date of the proposal Goerinir said he sug gested construction of a bomber able to fly to the United States and back He said he wanted it in event America should enter a war against Germany and so I could reach the American armaments industry Goering was on the witness stand for the 2nd day lighting for ais life He was confident and composed in his pearl grey uni form but hart discarded the red scarf he wore Wednesday Goering said that Russia was able to win the war only because it adhered to the fuehrer princi ple The former reichsmarshal re vealed that Adolf Hitler decided upon the purge death of his nazi cohort Ernst Hoehm in 1934 be cause Roehm wanted to use more revolutionary methods of seizing power than Hitler andGoering preferred Hitler wanted legal methods ioering said Goering defended the fuehrer principle by which Hitler seized absolute power He said Natur ally I realize that the principle can lead to extremes as for exam ple in the Catholic church And I may say that Russia oo could not have come through he war successfully without ad hering to that principle he said He said the number of execu ions in the purge was between 72 and than some reports tated He said he asked Hitler on he 2nd day to prohibit further executions because I was wor DEPENDENTS OF YANKS ENROUTE New York to arrive here on the Holbrook approxi mately March 23 from England are the following wives and children of North Iowa servicemen Patricia E Koch 31 of London dependent of S Sgt Howard W Koch Mason City Noreen A Raskins of Lichfield dependent of Sgt Richard Haskins Mason City Joyce C Copp of Norwich de pendent of S Sgt Franklin R Copp Eagle Grove Nancy E S Immer 23 and Glen Immer age one month of Fern down dependents of 1st Lt John R Immer Waverly of hand Hitler agreed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and continued mild Thursday night and Friday with light rain Thursday night and occasional showers Friday Iowa Mostly cloudy and con tinued mild Thursday night occasional light rain east por tion Thursday and showers over entire state Thursday Friday cloudy and cooler with showers east and central portion Minnesota Mostly cloudy Rain southeast and extreme south Thursday night and south and central Friday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation Catherine de Medici is with the establishment of the AGO Drench perfume industry in Maximum lGrasse i Minimum 65 37 41 01 55 Formal Words Lead toSbaoting Omaha about his full dress suit may have been re sponsible for the double Chicago shooting for which a youthful air corpsveteran is held here De tective Chief Fred Franks said Thursday Franks said the boyishlooking youth whom he identified as Charles Bernheim 23 Traverse City Mich walked into the Omaha police station Wednesday night and gavc himself up because knew they were lookingfor e The youth admitted the shoot ings and said Honestly 1 cant figure out how the whole thing started the detective chief said Charges of attempted murder have been filed in Chicago against Bernheim alias Charles Montell in connection with the shooting of Charles L Keuhnl 55 and Mrs Patricia Ann Fisher 38 as they emerged from the cocktail lounge of the Devonshire hotel Pranks said Bernheim denied knowing the people declared he could not remember details of the incident but thought it possible one or both could have angered him by remarks about his formal attire Bernheim had army discharge papers and described himself as of service He said he had won 3 battle stars and a presidential unit citation for service in the Pacific Chicago police seeking a man in formal attire for the apparent ly motiveless shooting of the Chi cagoans found a full dress suit and the chamber of a 32 caliber revolver in a room rented by Montell at the Berkshire hotel ad joining the Devonshire 300 TO ATTEND AIRLINE DINNER IN MASON CITY 1st Flight to Leave Mason City Airport at a m Friday Approximately 300 persons will gather at the Hotel Hanford Thursday evening at a banquet celebrating inauguration of sched uled flights to and from Mason City by MidContinent airlines Friday morning The banquet is beiiin given by the Chamber of Commerce with members of the Clear Lake cham ber officials of MidContinent airlines and pioneer Mason City flyers as guests W Robert More land assistant to the president of MidContinent will be the fea tured sneaker Other officials of MidContinent will include J A Cunningham vice president in charge of opera tions H W Coburn general traf fic manager and Miss Merrie Christmas Eve Bennett chief hostess all of Kansas City Grounding of other equipment will necessitate the use of the new DC3 airliner which is to be chris tened City of Mason City here as the plane on the regular south bound flight Friday morning it was announced Thursday by John L Johnson industrial promotion manager for the Chamber of Com inerce It had been hoped that the new plane could have been flown as an extra section to Des Moines thus accommodatnig 21 Mason Cityana on its passenger list As it is only 4reservations can be made Irony Masoh City to Des Moines on the first flight he said The first plane will land at the municipal airport at a m and will be christened by Mrs Kenneth Lonfr daughter of Mayor Howard E Bruce The Mason City high school band will provide music for the ceremonies Passengers on the first flight leaving here at a m will be Mayor Bruce Ray E Pauley Emil Koerber and Thor J Jen sen GlobeGazette staff member Mason Cityans on the first north bound flight leaving here at 1125 a m will be Miss Edna Cook Harry Swarner and Miss Gladys Stensrud it was announced RUSSIASETS UP ATOM PROGRAM Reveais 5 Year Plan lor Development Moscow has laid down a 5year program for the development of atomic energy it was revealed Thursday The atomic program was re vealed 6y Sergei Vavilov presi papers ana described himself as sergei vavilov presi an air corps veteran with 4 years dcnt of tne academy of sci of service He said he had won 3 CHARLES BERNHEIM Agricultural experts predict rarm egg production in 946 will be slightly below the near record crop of 56 billion eggs in 1945 Writing in the government news paper Izvestia Vavilov said that under the of the nexv 5y e a rp 1 a chemists and engineers of all spe cialties will of course be engaged in atomic questions the means of releasing internal atomic energy and kindred problems Vavilov said that the liberation of the atom will reveal vast new horizons He said that the government was initiating extraordinary measures to aid scientists in all fields in cluding atomic research to attain directives laid down by Generalis simo Stalin to equal and exceed all scientific progress abroad CHURCHILL MUM ON STALIN TALK Churchill remained silent Thurs day on accusations leveled against him by Generalissimo Stalin as he whipped into shape a 30 minute speech he will deliver Friday night at an official New York City dinner The Mutual Broadcasting sys tem said the former British prime minister would discuss latest de velopments in connection with his rerent Fulton Mo address The importance of what Churchill will say at the dinner will be heightened by the presence on the dais with him of 42 am bassadors and ministers to the Umted States as well as official i representatives of the united naI i tions orsanizalinn j NEEDS 10 CHANGES OP LEGSDickie Landers 3 who lost both legs when hit by a train Friday smiles from his hospital bed Wednesday after Lynn Mass residents had raised more than 1000 in response to appeals by the lo cal newspaper for contiibutions to buy him artificial legs Ihey hope to raise more because doctors say a growing boy needs 10 changes of artificial legs before he is 15 years they cost a pair AP Wirephoto Report Russia Army Column Heading for Turkish Border Tehran column of Russian troops which left Tabriz in Azerbaijan was reported Thursday to have swung westward in the direction of the Turkish border Marshal Ivan Bahamian Russian expert on tankwarfare ami campaigning in difficult terrain has been in Tabriz 2 or 3 weeks sources disclosed Wednesday niffht Bacramian made his reputation as commander on the Baltic front in the war with Germany The Russian column which left Tabriz at first was reported mov ing northward toward the soviet border At Marand however it turned westward toward north of Lake Urmia and near the Turkish border tonomous state of Azerbaijan was reliably reported to have been Tabriz is about 40 miles di rectly east of the lake Other soviet forces were re ported Wednesday to have moved south of the lake at Miyanduab near the Iraq border Khoi Js 80 miles south and slightly east of Mt Ararat This Turkish landmark stands just be low the areas of Kars and Ardahan which Russia has said should be ceded back to her Moving mostly at night an other column was reported at Mianeh southeast of Lake Urmia and the northern treminus of the railroad leading to Tehran A hardsurfaced road also connects Mianeh with Kazvin Tehran and Karaj 20 miles north of Tehran Soviet tanks fuel and troops were seen Wednesday at Karaj The Russian garrison at Tabriz capital of the selfproclaimed au doubled or few weeks trebled in the past Hello Goodbye Council Bluffs bride 5ust made an ocean trip to be with him and now Pfc Theodore Capp of Council Bluffs is sched uled to make a similar trip in the opposite direction Irene Capp arrived here Wed nesday from England Capp has been ordered to Germany and will leave within a month GREAT BRITAIN WILL REGRET FORGED TREATY England Has Received Categoric Reassurances of Russian Intentions London Secretary Ernest Bevin said Thursday that Britain would regret any Iran ian settlement made under duress ol soviet occupation but ex pressed confidence that Russia will fulfill her assurances that Irans territorial integrity will be respected and that no aggression is contemplated against her Bcvin told the house of com mons that Britain would regret any settlement which appeared to be extracted from the Persian government under duress while the soviet government was still in occupation of a part Persia However he said that Britain had received the most categoric reassurances of Russias inten tions with regard to Iran Bevin said that these assur ances were given on several occa sions He said that Britain had no present plans for sending back into Iran the British troops which were withdrawn by the March 2 deadline We have received the most categoric reassurance from Gen eralissimo Stalin and the soviet government Bevin said that the integrity of Persia would be respected and there was no in tention of taking aggressive ac tion against her Bevin said that the decision not to send British troops back to Iran stood despite the reports of soviet troop movements In the country A foreign office spokes man cautioned correspondents on the reliability of the reports of troop movements In Iran Bcvin told the house that a sov iet note of last November speci fically stated that Russia intended to observe Irans territorial integ rity He also recalled that at the London meeting of the council of foreign ministers Foreign Commis sar V M Molotov had given him to understand there was no dif ference of opinion regarding with drawal of both British and soviet troops by March 2 Bevin said that Mr Molotov asked me to bear in mind the ex ceptional importance which the soviet government attached to the strictest fulfillment of their ob ligation In the light of these assurances Bevin said it Js difficult for His Majestys government to under stand the present policy of soviet Russia in this matter and more difficult for us to believe that all these assurances are not goinc to be fulfilled Bevin indicated there would be no further British action on the matter until Russia replies to the inquiries sent to Moscow Ohio will get for road building under the new fed eral highway building program in the first year of operation REPORT RED ARMY MOVING TOWARD A Column of Russian troops moving northward from Tabriz was reported Thursday to have swung westward arrow toward the Turkish border Shaded area is ap proximately that controlled by Russians in Iran Black and Kars to Turkey by t AShwh the government has asked to returned AP Wirephoto TURKEY SILENT ON SOVIET MOVE Istanbul Turkey which still is fully mobilized heard in uneasy silence Thursday that Russian combat troops were moving southward in Iran and down toward the TurkishIraq border Government leaders were silent but they have pledged to fight to the death before allowing any foreign foe to cross their borders The full importance of the troop movements was not determined Diplomatic sources however said it could be a maneuver to bring pressure on Turkey for the provinces of Kars and Ardahan Tension has been mounting re cently but Turkey is reported to have found satisfaction in recent British and American expressions toward Russia One who may not be quoted by name said these reflected definite polics finally The Turkish army still is at war strength of approximately 1000000 troops Istanbul remains under a state of siege Cardinal Glennons Plane Lands in U S New York plane car ryrng the body of John Cardinal Glcnnpn arrived here at a m CST Thursday The plane was to leave later Thursday for St Louis the pre lates home diocese where a final requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday CAT TREES MINK Dark Harbor Me of a hunting dog John Klotoski of Dark Harbor has a hunting rat which he claims has treed a mink measuring 30 inches long uus gymnasium I lies Monies Iowa ;