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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP OP HISTORY AKS ARCHIVE 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated prra and United Press Full If used Wires Fiva Cents a Ccpy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 7 1845 Paper Coulita ct Two EYE COAL PEACE PROPOSAL IN HAPPIER T W Sutton 74 and his bride Vin nie Holden 16 are shown in their home at Houston Mo before she left him Sutton revealed Tuesday that he hadnt seen or heard from hexsince Friday night AP Wirephoto Houston Mo 74yearold bridegroom of this Ozark hill country T W Sutton was alone again Tuesday on his 800acre farm 16yearold bride of Easter Sunday had walked off All thricemarried Sutton said he knew about it was that the young neighbor girt he had married Vinnie Holden had complained of a headache before leaving his home Friday night without an ex planation Sutton farmer county surveyor and former school teacher ex plained he supposed at first she was going to her mothers place a half mile away but the reported she hasnt seen her Hundreds of letters and news paper clippings had been received by the girl Sutton said many of them from young men objecting to the marriage The girls father Frank L Hol den San Pablo Cal sawmill worker also objected to the wed ding and friends of Vinnie thought she might be on her way to ioin him Sutton speculated that his girlbride may have gone to St Louis to visit relatives But all he could be positive of was that he hadnt seen her since she left his house TRUCK DRIVER DIES IN CRASH Albert Hunter Killed When Thrown from Cab services will be held Wednesday afternoon for Al bert C Hunter 28 Cresco truck driver who was instantly killed at an intersection northwest here Monday when the gravel truck he was driving collided with a car driven by Donald Schcll of De corah a deputy collector of in ternal revenue This was the first automobile fatality in Howard county in 1916 Hunter was employed by the Keune and Balk Contracting com pany Coroner E L Bradley stated that no blame Vyas attached to the drivers Hunter was thrown from the cab and the dual wheels on the truck were broken off anc rolled 35 feet from where the truck stopped after being turnec almost completely around Schel Was not injured The Rev George W Turner pastor of the Methodist church will officiate at the Bradley fu neralhome and burial will be in the Kendallville cemetery north east of Cresco Mr Hunter is sur vived by his widow 2 sons 3 anc 4 years old and his mother Mrs Stella Jeffers of Cresco Apple rings panfried or baked with a bit of brightcolored jelly in the center make an appropri ate garnish for uork chops or a pork roast Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and coole Tuesday night with frost Low est temperature 30 Wednesday fair and somewhat warmer Iowa Clearing and quite coo Tuesday with frost in north anc central portions and scatters frosts in extreme south portions Wednesday fair and warmer Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesdaj night Cooler with frost sout portion Considerable cioudines Wednesday Warmer south nor tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 56 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Tuesday 47 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum Man Killed n Coal Mine Sun Battle llarlan Ky man was villedandatleast 5 others were aVout urst of gunfire involving Pro ressive miners and United Mine Workers early Tuesday at the ienham coal mine of the Interna ional Harvester Company Joseph Scotty OHara of ittsbureh special representative f the UMW said he was leading picket procession into Benham vhen his men were fired upon rom ambush He denied any of his nen fired and said they had loped to persuade the Progressive miners at Benham to stay away rom work J G Galbreath general man ger of the Benhain mine said the pickets fired at Progressive miners reporting for work on the day hift and that the Progressive miners returned the fire One of the injured was Robert lodge special representative of he United Mine Workers union and former secretarytreasurer of UMW District 19 His condition vas reported to be serious The UMW established a picket line at the mine shortly after the nationwide coal strike started but vithdrew it after 2 attempts failed UMW officials said at the ime that they hoped to persuade he progressive miners to join in the walkout Government Proposes Complete Withdrawal From Egyptian Area Cairo British govern ment announced Tuesday that it proposed a complete withdrawal of all British land sea and air forces from Egypt at a rate to be decided in AngloEgyptian nego tiations A British embassy cominunlijue announced the Attlee goxem ments decision at the opening of negotiations for revision of the 20year AngloEgyptian treaty The action followed antiBritish riots caused by Egyptian fears that the British would keep at least an airforce in the country The government of the United Kingdom have proposed with drawal of all British naval mili tary and air forces from Egyptian territory and to settle in nego tiations the stages and date of completion of this withdrawal and arrangements to be made by the Egyptian government to make possible mutual assistance in time of war or imminent threat of war in accordance with the alliance The announcement of the Brit ish decision was issued by agree ment with Premier Ismail Sidky Pasha of Egypt Authoritative Egyptian sources pointed out that the technic did not necessarily mean that Sidky agreed with it The British said it was their settled policy to deal with Egypt as between two equal nations havinginterests in common The British proposal atthe out set of the negotiations with Egypt appeared to beaimed at taking the heat off Egyptian reaction to the continued presence of British troops in this country and the ac knowledged Egyptian feeling that they were being treated as a satel lite Great Britain to Withdraw From Egypt TIME AND OF EVACUATION TO BE DECIDED Father and 2 Children Die in Iowa Fire Cedar Rapids father and 2 daughters 3 and 5 years old died Tuesday of 3rd degree burns suffered in a fire at their home here early Tuesday morning A 3rd daughter was in critical condi tion at University hospital Iowa City Dead were Richard F Watson 36 WorJd war II veteran who lived with his 3 children in a smalt home here Janet 5 and Sharon 3 Rochelle E was also taken to University hospital Tuesday morn ing Her condition was described by authorities as critical Fire Chief E P Kohout said the fire started about a m pos sibly from a cigaret which Watson was smoking when he fell asleep on a day couch The 4 members of the family were overcome inthe bedroom of the home where Watson appar ently went to rescue the children The bedroom was undamaged by the fire which was confined mostly to the area around the couch The house was tishtly closed and the heat dehydrated the bod ies to such a degree they burned from the radiated heat Fire Chief Kohout explained A passing motorist Gilbert Storm spotted the fire and noti fied the fire department which isalmost directly across the street The motorist returned to the house and removed the father anc 1 daughter Firemen removed the other 2 children The mother of the children was not living with Watson The cou ple was separated shortly after Watsons discharge from the army last February Monday night 1500 Egyptians and foreigners attended a lavish reception given by the premier on the occasion of King Farouks completing his first decade on the throne No British representative attended The absence of the British was understood to have been due to feeling over the explosion of a grenade at a YMCA in which 15 British soldiers were injured Government Ownership of Rails Asked Cleveland jF Government ownership and operation of the countrys railroads was proposed Tuesday by A F Whitney presi dent of the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen which has set a strike date of May 18 for a nation wide transportation tieup Government ownership and operation of the railroad is not the aim of the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen but appears to be the only way by which over capi talization may be corrected and railroad finances placed upon a sound basis Whitney asserted The trainmen and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers an nounced they would strike May 18 after rejecting a factfinding proposal of an emergency board appointed in the dispute Whitney advocated congression al legislation for immediate seiz ure of the countrys railroads Jury Finds Boy 16 Guilty in Murder Case New York Kings county jury found 16yearold Nicholas Trinchillo guilty of second degree murder Tuesday in the lead pipe slaying of Mrs Pauline Goldfire Brooklyn storekeeper last Oct 27 TRUMAN AVERTS AIRLINE STRIKE Names Board to Probe Pilots Wage Demands Washington President Truman Tuesday intervened to avert a scheduled midnight strike of 1000 airline pilots employed by Transcontinental and Western Air Inc He set up an emergency Txard io investigate a dispute between TWA 12 other airlines and the Airline Pilots association Crea tion of such a board under the railway labor act normally baits strike action The pilots and copilots are de manding wage increases ranging up to a maximum of ad ditional annually shorter working hours and other concessions In addition to TWA the other companies involved are American Airlines American Overseas Air lines Braniff Airways Chicago and Southern Airlines Delta Air Corp Eastern Airlines National Airlines Northeast Airlines Northwest Airlines Pennsylvania Central Airlines United Airlines and Western Airlines CONVICTS SILENT IN RIOT PROBE San Francisco agents seeking murder evidence agains suspected participants in las weeks savage Alcatraz prison riot ran into stubborn silence Tuesday irom the prisons 280 inmates Convicts who for 3 days hie beneath mattresses and furniture in their cells to avoid flyinff bul lets told authorities they had seen nothing unusual The convicts always refuse to talk Warden James A Johnston said but we always manage to find out what we want to know It merely takes a little time anc patience U S Attorney Frank J Hennes sy announced that the federa government will prosecute fo murder the active surviving par ticipants Unless there are extenu ating circumstances The FBI was expected to tak another week or so to gather it evidence preparatory to laying i before a federal grand jury whic probably will convene May 15 ti consider indictments BANDIT ROBS NEBRASKA BANK Humboldt Nebr loa bandit Tuesday afternoon held u the Home State bank of Humbolc and escaped with about Richardson County Sheriff Vern Atkins reported Atkins said the man walke into the bank about p m produced a gun and a paper sac and ordered Bank President Gtt Kotouc to fill it up Kotouc and a clerk Betty Rich ardson of Humboldt were th only persons in the bank whe the bandit entered They said th man ran out the doorway an around the corner By the tim they reached the corner they sail the man was nowhere in sight DROPS TO West End Heights Womans club members of Atlanta Ga want city water pumped to their homes since most of their own wells are contaminated and condemned They have set up a city water stand Here Mrs W P Payne with hose sells a glass of water to Bobby Wade 2 with Michael Wade 3 waiting his turn as the club members look on AP Ala Reveals Withdrawal Not Known New United Na tions security council was present ed with a new poser Tuesday in the form of a statement by Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala that the situation in Azerbaijan province lad made it impossible for his government to verify whether all soviet troops had been withdrawn from Iran by Tuesdays deadline In a communication addressed to Secretary General Trygve Lie Ala said investigation by responsi ble officials of the Iranian govern ment showed that all red army troops had left the 4 northern provinces of Khorassan Gorgan Mazanderan and Gilan as sched uled He added however that his ovemment could not ascertain the situation in Azerbaijan be cause it has been unable to exer cise effective authority there since Nov 7 1945 due to soviet interference concerning which Iran previously complained to the security council Alas report left in doubt the ac tion the council will take when it reconvenes at 1 p m CDT Wednesday with tie Iranian case on the agenda In the absence of any further word from the Iranian government the question of whether the case should be closed out or pursued further may depend on independ ent information which official British and American sources can produce concerning the situation in Iran Under a sovietIranian agree ment concluded on April 5 Russia promised to have all her troops out of Iran by May 6 and recognized the situation in Azerbaijan prov ince as an internal problem for the Iranian government to settle Negotiations now are proceeding in Tehran between Iranian au thorities and representatives of a selfproclaimed Azerbaijan auton omous government set up during IOWA FOUNDRY CLOSES DOWN Lack of Coke Hits Plant at Newton Mens Suit Scarcity to Go Into 1948 the Russian province occupancy of the Thomas Paine Englishborn au thor of The Crisis and Com mon Sense was given an estate at New Rochelle by the state of New York Newton JP The Newton foundry employing about 70 per sons closed down Monday be cause of a lack of coke for greyiron casting O N Green firm presi dent said coke had been ordered for some time but he had no idea when or if it woxild be received Three firms which receive cast ings from the foundry faced par tial shutdoivns Parsons company reported some Backlog of castings and said it would not be affected immediate ly However Automatic Washer faced with shortages of other sup plies such as motors may have to go on half days part of the time officials reported Representatives of the Winpow er Manufacturing Co said the machine shop would be affected directly by the foundry closing but were not certain yet what the effect might be on other depart ments A report from Maytag company officials said that while the com pany was threatened by many shortages production at least this week and next seemed assured John D Smalls gloomy forecast liat mens scarce into PLANT TO CLOSE Order Affects 1600 Charles City Workers Charles City Oliver corporation farm tractor plant here will close Friday night for an indefinite period because of Jack of supplies and material caused by the freight embargo according to an announcement Tuesday by G W Bird plant manager Between 1600 and 1700 em ployes will be affected Homes occupied by owners in creased 22 per cent between 1940 and 1944 according to census es timates Wartime Brownout Threatens More Nations Cities Twentytwo states in the United States are producing oil in com mercial quantities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More and more of the nations cities were threatened with a re turn to the wartime brownout Tuesday as effects of the 37 day soft coal strike forced stringent rationing of disappearing fuel sup plies Chicago Washington and Phila delphia already were plunged into partial darkness Detroit was ex pected to brownout officially Wednesday night after city coun cil meets to pass an emergency ordinance dimming lights in the automobile capital The DetroitEdison company disclosed that city councils in 45 other large and small Michigan cities served by the utility would be asked to approve similar brownout ordinances In Virginia the state corpora tion commission Monday ordered rationing of electric power in the territories of the Virginia Electric and Power company and the Braddock Light and Power com pany effective midnight Thurs day Virginia electric supplies terri tory from Alexandria to North Carolina east to Norfolk and west almost to Lynchburg At the same time an official of the Cincinnati Gas and Electric company predicted a brownout in the greater Cincinnati area by the end of the month if the strike does not end soon The Indiana statewide Rural Electric CoOperative Inc Tues day petitioned state public serv ice commission to order electricity rationing by companies that sup ply the cooperative saying it would begin rationing to its 78000 rural customers if the petition is granted The cooperative said the Columbia City municipal light plant has only an 8day coal sup ply left In New York refrigeration com pany officials predicted a scan dalous loss if the coal shortage causes curtailment of electric power o refrigerate 30000000ft pounds of perishable food stored there The Illinois Manufacturers af Washington CPA Chief suits may remain 1948 Tuesday over shadowed industry suggestions on how to increase output 10 to 30 per cent The civilian production admin strator slapped the governments cards on the table in observing to uit producers Anything we do now can a eviate the situation and help meet he unprecedented demand for suits However if that demand continues it may 1e a year or Z before the situation Is normal again After Small made this statement o manufacturers Monday other TPA officials who withheld their names told reporters they expect no slackening in demand for many months In the face of this outlook CPA ook time out to mull over manu facturers recommendations for stepping up production quickly At a meeting Thursday the agency will discuss further what to do about these problems outlined by producers 1 An acute shortage of cotton fabric for pockets CPA said man ufacturers had reported lots of suits lying unfinished on shelves because we cant get pocket ma terials 2 A shortage of rayon linings 3 Need for more woolen and worsted cloth if full use is to be made of available manpower and machinery As for the latter point CPA said manufacturers estimate they could jump suit production by 2 to 6 million suits a year if they had all the cloth they can use Producers suggested that to pro vide more CPA eliminate Its or der which earmarks a big quan tity for suits to sell at retail for S35 or less They said the regula tion Is concentrating more fabric in the hands of lowcost manufac turers than they can nse and thus FULLER OFFERS PLAN TO CLEAR WAY IN DISPUTE But Both Sides Deny Receiving Proposal in 34 Day Old Strike Washington JP Government Conciliator Paul W Fuller said Tuesday he had made to operators and mine workers a proposal tp clear the way for settlement of thfl 37day old soft coal strike Both sides in the however Immediately questioned Fullers statement to Edward R Burke head of Southern Coal Producers associa tion told nexvsmen the operators hid received no iieace proposal from Fuller At the headquarters of John Lewis of the United Mine Work ers an official said that to char acterize the Fuller proposal ai definite proposition for settling the strike was a joke Informed of the reaction to hlf statement of operators and mine workers Fuller said it might be anticipated that both sides would deny a proposition had been made because neither party would cars to be placed in the position of re jecting such a proposal in a tima of crisis In New York Edward F Me Grady a special mediator In tha coa negotiations said he hoped there might be a settlement very shortly Contract negotiations between the miners and operators were re cessed until Wednesday to permit further study of the proposal It was reported by those inside the conference that Fullers pro posal was his own and did not originate at Mondays white housa meeting of President Truman Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach Reconversion Director Snyder and White House Assistant John S Steelman The government proposal was offered shortly after Jhe solid fuels administration c 1 a m p o d tighter restrictions on soft coal de liveries to consumers Household users having more than a 5day supply on hand wero denied any more bituminous coal in one of a series of restrictive orders effective immediately Administrator J A Krug or dered deliveries stopped except toi 1 Public utilities which supply electricity water gas sewage dis posal service or street railway transportation in any community railroads laundries ho s p i t a 1 s food processing plants including milk plants dairies and commer cial bakeries and refrigeration plants which ceriify in writing they have less than a 10 days supply 2 Steamships or tugboats for bunker or galley fuel if engaged on the Great Lakes in the trans portation of grain or coal or in moving another boat so engaged and at tidewater if moving coal or other relief material abroad or along the coast or in moving an other vessel so engaged 3 Domestic consumers having less than 5 days supply based on their actual needs for the succeed ing 5 days 4 A retail dealer who certifies in writing that he needs coal to supply those on the eligible list and has in his possession the cert tificates required from such umers 5 Any consumer upon written direction of the area distribution manager or regional representa tive of the solid fuels administra tion is curtailing output priced suits of highcr sociation estimated pay checks ol some 1000000 persons would be reduced and manufac turing would be reduced 50 per cent because of the dimout In Washington Secretary of In ferior Krug said the strike prob ably will necessitate a return to wartime coal rationing next win ter even if the miners return to work soon Meanwhile unemployment in allied industries rose steadily as additional plants and railroads curtailed operations or shutdown completely for lack of fuel More than 73000 were idle in coal using industries throughout the nation CPA calculates current produc tion at about 20000000 suits a year as compared with a goal of 28000000 It says peak prewar output was around 24000000 suits yearly and that current demand is for about 40000000 The manufacturers also pro prosed revocation of OPAs maxi mum average price regulation as it applies to woolen and worsted fabric This regulation requires production to turn out about the same ratio of low to highpriced cloth as they did during a base period usually 1943 GIs Death Sentence Commuted to 30 Years Wallington N J par ents of Pfc Joseph E Hicswa Jr said Tuesday they had received word his court martial death sen tence for the slaying of 2 Japanese civilians in Japan had been com muted to 30 years imprisonment The effects of the strike mean while kept multiplying Industrial leaders warned of impending largescale shutdowns which could strangle reconversion Sec retary of the Interior J A Krug in his capacity as solid fuels ad ministrator asserted that wartima coal rationing may have to be re imposed even if the dispute It speedily ended Congressional voices raised in angry denunciation ol Lewis and work was started on legislation aimed at sharply cur tailing his power But Lewis kept quiet The 68yearold UMW presU dent wasnt saying anything until he met with the 250man policy committee which represents every union district in the country is the body which ultimately must ratify whatever contract Lewis eventually negotiates with the op erators to end the strike If Lewis had a government proposal for speeding a settle ment he gave no advance inkling of it And nothing positive emerged Monday from the hour long white house strike conterenca which closeted President Truman with reconversion director John W Snyder secretary of labor Schwellenbach and presidential assistant John R Steelman ;