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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT QF HISTQKY ANtt ARCHIVES UO IKES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H VI U V I U I Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wire Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA THUBSDAY MAY 2 1916 This Paper ConsJaU at TV Ko KB ARABS DELIVER UPRISING THREAT Coal Strike Hits Illinois Power LEWIS DELAYS HOPE OF PEACE IN MINER RIFT Bubble Gum Sticks OPA Philadelphia bubble gum problem popped up Thursday and it looks like the OPA may be stuck with it The Red White and Blue group of 7and 8yearold girls this letter to Rep William A Barrett Dear Congressman We pay 2 cents for bubble sum anil it is only supposed to be 1 cent We think the men in the OPA should take care of that Club President Diana Domanico 7 commented There is something congress can get its teeth into Illinois Communities Are Crippled by Power Curtailment Washington L Lewis Thursday seemed to have virtual ly ruled out any possibility of a coal strike settlement for at least 5 more days as dwindling fuel supplies cut most Illinois factories a restriction which clothing prod and business establishments to 20 to retail stores of from 75 to 80 per cent of suits being made or 24 hours of electricity a week j are astounded OPA said in a statement Wednesday by trade reports that the OPA Investigates Report of Mens Suit Prices Going Up Washington embarrassed and surprised at industry re ports that prices for mens suits are rising set out Thursday to learn whether its true The agency launched an investigation of prices after removing Lewis action in summoning the 250mau policy committee of the United Mine Workers to Wash ington next Tuesday was con strued by close observers of pre vious strike strategy to indicate he did not exnect any agreement with the soft coal operators by then The committee would have to ratify any settlement proposal but It also could have been summoned to hear a report on progress and take up problems connected with the opening of contract parleys for 75000 anthracite miners on May 10 As the coal shortage became more acute Acting Health Com missioner Israel Weinstein in New York City termed the situation very grave He said that unless there are signs of an end to the strike within a week he will ask that subway operations be cur tailed a brownout instituted and the citys disaster control board convened The order of the Illinois com merce commission in clamping a drastic 24hour a week ration of electricity on indnstfTal nsers hi1 Chicago and northern and central Illinois leaves those users com pletely without power on Satur days and Sundays Commercial users such as stores and theaters may operate with electricity on week flays only between 2 and 6 p m vith none on Sundays This most drastic step forced by the 43 day old bituminous shut down came shortly before Charles ONeill spokesman for the coal operators contended in a radio address that Lewis had deliber ately provoked the strike which he said has brought the country to the brink of a disaster greater than anything since Pearl Har bor ONeill a former district vice president of Lewis United Mine Workers said the current shut down was the most costly strike ever perpetrated against an in dustry and the American people The 400000 bituminous coal miners went on strike April 1 after Lewis terminated their old contract Fred Kleinman chief of the commissions department of ac counts said that If the coal min ers do not go back to work soon there wont be enough power for any use except for such emer gencies as water pumps and for the sewage system This is going to be drastic all over the coun try The ruling was issued less than 24 hours after 18000 Illinois Pro gressive Mine Workers left their jobs completing shutting off soft coal production in the state The walkout brought to 41000 the number of idle miners in Illinois 23000 AFL United Mine Workers having walked out on April 1 in the nationwide strike called by John L Lewis trade reports that the new pricing order is causing increases of from 5 to 15 per cent in prices of mens suits This was a reference to a price adjustment OPA made in March At that time OPA said there would be no general increase in mens suit prices The agency ex pected higher prices for some manufacturers but it said these would be offset by reductions for others Thus far there have been few if any redactions but plenty of increases according to OFAs in dustry reports It was on these increases that suit manufacturers based their demands for a modification ot OPAs controversial maximum average price order They claimed that as it stood the industry would have to curtail suit deliveries sharply To prevent this OPA is giving manufacturers another 30 days to meet requirements ot the average price order Previously the dead line had been Wednesday The extension means that by May 30 manufacturers must bal ance their production of high priced suits with the same pro portion of lowpriced garments they turned out during a base pe riod usually 1943 Under the present regulation failure to do this would again block shipments after a months time Any noncomplying manu facturer who ships anyway is liable to fine However OPA said the purpose of its price study is to find out whether manufacturers actually are entitled to a higher average maximum price as the result o the March adjustment of ceilings on individual garment Meanwhile shipments are on an unrestricted basis claim was blocking delivery night ONDUCT TEST IN RAIL CRASH Duplicate Death Train Is Stopped Safely Naperville III test sim ulating last Thursdays wreck which cost 45 lives was conductec Thursday to show that a 9car streamliner has sufficient braking lower to avoid collisions tinder he Burlington railroads signa system Making the first of 5 test runs a duplicate of Engineer W W Balines death train sped 80 miles an hour into and was stopped easily and safely The engineer began braking it to restricted speed when he saw the yellow signal located about 1 miles from the spot where Elaines train rammed the rearof the Advance Flyer The test train rounded a curve and stopped before crossing the red light 938 feet in front ot the scene of Thursdays collision Blainc who faces a manslaugh ter charge contends that his brak ing power was insufficient to halt his train in time although he saw the warning lights The test train carried railroad officials and newspapermen iLN Invites Evidence in Spanish Probe New York United Na ions security council subcommit ee investigating the Spanish ques ion called Thursday for all mem jernation intelligence bearing on Spain and in effect invited both he Franco regime and the exiled Spanish republicans to present heir bitterly opposed arguments as well The investigators after their j iTSt secret meeting Wednesday said they would welcome informa tion from any source This wideopen invitation would permit the Franco regime it it de sired to offer evidence to offset the contributions already present ed to the council by the Spanish republicans through Polish dele gate Oscar Lange in his demand for a collective U N diplomatic break with Madrid The subcommittee is in recess until next Monday awaiting the response to a circular letter ask ing the governments of the 51 United Nations to present all rele vant material in their possession on the situation in Spain Meanwhile the investigators had before them 461 letters and telegrams from private sources al most unanimously disapproving the Franco regime Most of the communications urged recognition of the Spanish republican leadership exiled in Paris as the rightful government of Spain while some advocated that a Spanish regime be set up on the basis o a free demo cratic election Out of this mass of unsolicited opinion from unidentified individ uals and nongovernment organi zations only 5 letters expressed opposition to outside interference with internal Spain TROUBLE Bismarck N Dak iP The manager of the machine repair department of the Bismarck Tri bune company received a onesen tence letter from a customer It read The ribbon the cash register do absolutely not stay on it seems the more work on the worse it get would you get mad yes we all would and I am Wyoming Digs Out From 2 Day Blizzard Cheyenne Wyo dug out Thursday from a May blizznrd that spread badlyneeded noisture throughout the eastern Soeky Mountain region Casper had 17 inches of wet sticky snow in 2 days A low tem perature of 20 was recorded at Big mey Californias orange crop is ex pected to decrease 15 per cent this year while lemons increase 10 per cent 2 Railroad Unions Quit Negotiation Chicago F Whitney president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen said that rep resentatives of 2 railroad brother hoods which have set May 18 as a strike date walked out of a con ference with railway management heads Thursday and would not meet with them again unless the railroads make an offer and come to us The conference between repre sentatives of the railroads and of the trainmens and engineers brotherhoods began Monday We met ihe carriers at a m and they offered ns nothing substantial Whitney said At a m we walked out of the eonference Unless they make an offer and come to us there will be no more conferences Iowa Had Less Than Half of Normal Fall of Rain During April Des Moines Iowa had less than half of its normal fall of rain in April rainfall for the first 4 months of 1346 was above normal for that period the weather bureau reports In Des Moines excess rains in January and March brought the 4months total to 860 inches com pared to a normal 7 inches The same 4 months have been warmer than normal too though S E Decker of the federal weath er bureau says it has not been hot enough to cause distress to plant life during the recent dry spell CONVICTS Bouman who was shot in the hip when he resisted arrest by Sheriff Jack Johnston oE Winnebago county is shown with the sher iff in the county jail at Forest City before he was taken back to the Minnesota state pris on at Stillwater He escaped from the prison farm there April 25 with Joseph Howden is shown in the jail on crutches on which he was hobbling when ar rested He said he sprained his ankle during the escape from prison Both will face ad ditional terms when they finish their present sentences at Stillwater They admitted during questioning early Thursday morning that they had robbed places at Osage and Austin Minn in addition to stealing 2 cars which they drove back and forth across the IowaMinnesota line FBI men questioned them about the interstate movement of the stolen cars a federal offense jr f Return 2 Convicts to Minnesota Forest City Two former lowans were back in the Minne sota state prison at Stilhvater Thursday following their capture Wednesday near Forest City by Sheriff Jack Johnston of Winne bago county One of the convicted was shot in the hip by Johnston when he resisted arrest The 2 are Arnold Bouman 23 former truck driver and farmer at Graf ton where he reared by rela tives and friends after the death of liis mother while he was a child Bouman was the one who resisted arrest Joseph HowCeit 42 former Parkersburg butcher who was on crutches because of a sprained ankle he said he injured when he and Bouman escaped April 25 from a prison farm near Still uater Bouman was serving an inde terminate term for abandonment of his family Sheriff Johnston said while Howden was sentenced March 21 at Austin Minn to officers in the county jail al For est City Johnston said the 2 admitted serve up to 5 years for grand lar ceny The sheriff said Howden had previously served a term in Nebraska on the same charge Both men will ace a number of j charges when their present terms expire the sheriff declared He said they had admitted several crimes committed since their es cape and detainers would be filed with the warden at Stillwatcr by a number of counties in Iowa and Minnesota The Minnesota prison executive took the 2 back to Stillwatcr ear ly Thursday morningafter they had been questioned for several hours by county state and federal Many ballet dancers adopt Rus sian names Alicia Markova was bom Lillian Marks Anton Dolin was Patrick HealyKay Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Jlostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with oc casional light rain Thursday night and Friday with occasion al light rain Thursday night and scattered showers Friday No important change in temper ature Iowa Cloudy with occasional light rains north and east portions and scattered showers in south west portion Thursday night Friday mostly cloudy occasion al light rains in east portion and scattered showers in west por tion No important change in temperature Minnesota Fair north mostly cloudy south Thursday night and Friday Occosional light rain in southwest and extreme south portions Thursday night and extreme southeast portions Friday Cooler south and west portions IN MASON Cm GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 78 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Thursday 55 Precipitation 26 YEAR AGO Maximum S Minimum 36 FLAMES SWEEP 17 ACRE destroyed 25 factory buildings and storage sheds at the American Ex celsior corporation in Minneapolis Wednesday with a loss Minneapolis esti mated at almost re sulted from a 5alarm fire that destroyed the lYacre plant and yards the American Excelsior Co here late Wednesday Fire broke out in one building about the middle of the afternoon and raged for 3 hours out of con trol destroying 25 buildings threatening University of Minne sota veteran housing units and in juring 19 firemen The fire department was forced to call out the entire offshift crew when 10 other fires in scat tered areas broke out in Minne apolis About 75 per cent of all estimated at Burning excelsior bales and stacks of tinderdry lumber created one vast sea of flame over its 17 acre area AP Wirephoto if if apparatus was fighting the ex celsior conflagration Cause of the blaze was not im mediately determined but Arthur Spottswood superintendent of the fire prevention bureau said that an investigation will be con ducted An acute water shortage and high winds hampered firefighters who wereon the scene all night The lire might have been brought under control at the first building if water pressure and winds had not worked against firemen Fire Chief George Lock hart said Appeals had to be made to citi zens of Minneapolis to conserve the head water and Lockhart said it was one of the worst days in fire de partment history Injured firemen were treated at General hospital for burns cuts and effects of heat and smoke There were no serious injuries and the men were released I was called on duty Har vey Slatticc 31 one of the injured firemen said and it was my day off During the war I was a fire man on the carrier U S Franklin but I have never seen any fire worse than this one Matties was cut in one eye when a hose got out of control and whipped around striking him in Among the other injured were Clinton Markuson and Clyde An derson They were burned when the fire jumped to the building they he robbery of the Barenze serv ice station at Osage Monday aft ernoon from which t h e y took S450 oC which 521935 was in cash They had only 530 of the cash left at the time of their capture and said they had torn up the checks They also confessed to 3 break ns at Austin M i n n Sunday light the sheriff said and to the heCt of a car at Crookston Minn vhich they abandoned near Lake tills when they stole a car there iclonging to David Hanna They drove the Hanna car to Mason where they stole a car be onging to Clifford Lyons Mason City laundry operator which hey were driving when caught Sheriff Johnston said they drove the Lyons car to Osagre and commuted the robbery there im mediately after the car theft at Mason City Sheriff Johnston said they stole the Lyons car Monday noon and drove it to Osage w h c r e they robbed the filling station They hen drove into Minnesota and spent the night at a St Peter hotel before returning to the farm near Foiest City The Winnebago county sheriff had been warned to be on the lookout for the pair there because it was known that one of the men was friendly with the farm house keeper Howden was in the yard when Sheriff Johnston and Deputy Mer rill Peterson arrived and was taken without difficulty John ston then went into the house after Bouman told him that he was under arrest and to turn around so he could be searched Instead Bouman started for him the sheriff said and when the sheriii gun in hand stepped back and warned the convict he would shoot Botiman came at him again like a witdman So I let him have it the sheriff said The only gun found with the pair was a rifle in their car Bouman was shot through the fleshy part of the upper thigh Johnston said and after an xray and treatment at a Forest Cit I hospital was taken to the county jail to await the warden Sheriff Theodore Horn at Osage said that he had been warned in advance that the pair planned rob the Carpenter Savings bank GIVE MESSAGE TO BRITAIN ON JEWISH MOVE High Arab Committee Rejects AngloAmerican Proposal in Palestine Jerusalem Arab higher ommittee official said Thursday tie committee had delivered to Jritain a letter the next thing an ultimatum rejecting the gloAmericnn Palestine recom mendations and declaring Arabs vill now prepare all means for defense in order to resume the na ional struggle Ahamcd Shukairy director of he Arab office told reporters he cller meant that an Arab uprising similar to those of 19361330 was hrentened Shukairy read to reporters the etter which the committee had dispatched through the British ligh commissioner in Palestine lo he British cabinet Dr Izzat Tannous the higher committee secretary and myself iresented the letter in a formal 2minule meeting with the high commissioners secretary he said In our view ii Britain imple ments the report of the Anglo American in qu i r y hose 2 minutes will pass into lus Lory as historical seconds Termini the letter as the next thing to an ultimatum Shukairy said the national struggle men tioned in the letter referred to the 18301939 uprisings which ended when the British white paper of 1939 limited Jewish immigration The BritishAmerican commis sion report in effect would term inate the white paper in favor of the immigration of at least 100000 Jews The Arab committee took other to combat what it called a catastrophe to Arab nations It named art emergency contfmt tee to study plans for a possible civil disobedience strike and urged other Arab countries to unite in a protest strike Friday Meanwhile the United States shied away Thursday from the prospect of direct intervention AIICT jwiatsm lu liji ivjf me Kajj were in trapping them with a crew in Mitchell county Thursday an of a water company A burning stockpile of poplar wood threatened about 20 of the 100 veteran housing units of the university only 75 feet away Firemen sprayed the trailers with water and many residents moved belongings out Others poured water over the roofs of the trailers Spottswood said the fire may burn for several days before it is completely extinguished i that it had been under guard al week until the capture of the pair in Palestine apparently counting on the United Nations to assume future responsibility for the troublesome Holy Land problem Although coiiBressionil opinion overwhelmiiiKly favored the pro posed migration of 100000 Jews there it was plain the lawmakers were affainst this countrys joining Britain in the thankless job of maintaining peace between Arab and Jew With Britain unwilling to con tinue alone after the immigration recommendations of the Anglo American Palestine committee the U N appeared the only agency capable of stepping into the pic ture effectively The thumbsdown intervention attitude on the part of the nations wmakers stemmed from these actors 1 An apparent determination to old foreign commitments ot merican troops to minimum se urity levels 2 Belief that the problem of ippressing violence in other land hould be handled now on an in ernational rather than a one or nation basis 3 Reluctance to quarter troops the near east a potential rouble spot for fear the action Tiight be in view of this countrys recent nsistence upon withdrawal of Russian forces from nearby Iran 4 Heavy demands upon avail ble U S forces for occupation orces elsewhere That reactiori crystallized quickly after Prime Minister Clement Attlecs declaration be ore commons Wednesday that his government unwilling to imple ment a policy that would involve t singlehanded wanted to find out what the United States might contribute in the way of men and money Attlees statement was touched off by the Palestine committcts These in addi tion to calling for immediate im migration of 100000 European Jews outlined a long range policy which would place the Holy Land under a United Nations trnstee ship of undetermined duration The committee said it assumed that the British government in the near future would prepare a draft trusteeship agreement for eventual submission to the United Nations including terms for its administration lowans Hurt In Blast Kew York Henry J Brom elkamp electronics technician mate 3rd class Monona Iowa an Harold L Towne seaman firs class Brandon Iowa suffered in juries in the explosion aboard th U S S Solar De 221 at Earle N J lowan to Tokyo Des Moines Cun ningham Des Moines attorney will fly to Tokyo soon to take part as a civilian in the trials of Japa nese accused as war criminals Cunningham now on terminal leave after serving 2 years as an army caprain in Germany and England said he expected tho as signment to last 6 to 8 months ;