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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AN9 AflCHIYES WO IKES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT Pres nd United FaU LeaHd WU Five CenU flIASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 8 1946 Th P3Per of Two tttofteto Q MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEWIS WONT BUDGE ON DEMANDS LACK OF COAL CUTS SERVICE ON MILWAUKEE 2 Mason CityChicago Trains Discontinued GW Line Curtailed Two trains on the Milwaukee railroad operating between Mason City and Chicago will be discon tinued Friday for the emergency it was announced Wednesday These are No 18 which leaves Mason City at noon eastbound will not leave Friday and will be cancelled until further orders No 3 which arrives at Mason City at a m will be discon tinues after the train arrives Fri day morning The sleeper which has been a usual attachment on No 3 will be placed on No 11 which arrives at The sleeper will be set oft here and may be occupied until a m Cancellation of the daylight pas senger trains operating through Mason City on the Great Western between Minneapolis and Omaha went into effect Wednesday Curtailment or elimination of schedules of several other trains operating in or through Iowa were announced becoming effective Friday to conserve coal supplies Seven other Chicago Milwau kee St Paul and Pacific through trains in Iowa will be among those discontinued These were listed No 117 and 118 Sioux City Iowa and Sioux Falls S Dak No 38 and 32 Madison and Marquette Iowa No 33 Savanna HI to Marquette Iowa and No 121 and 118 Calmar Iowa and St PaulMinneapolis The Chicago and Northwestern said these Iowa trains would be reduced to triweeWy service No 215 will leave Carroll a m Friday only lorSioux City No 216 leaves Sioux City p m Tuesday Thursday and Sat urday only lor Carroll No 217 will leave Jewell a m Tuesday Thursday and Sat urday only for Sioux City No 218 will leave Sioux City p m Monday Wednesday and Friday only for Jewell Consolidations between Omaha and Chicago on the in clude No 7 coach section of the Los Angeles Challenger and No 107 tourist section of the same train between Chicago and Omaha leaving Chicago at p m and making all stops previously made by both trains same arrangement eastbound from Omaha The Sioux City coach will be elimina ted from Challenger service No 15 leaving Chicago to Oma ha daily will not leave on Satur days No 16 Omaha to Chicago daily will not operate on Sunday Also consolidated will be both sections of the Pacific Limited leaving Chicago at 10 a m and eastbound coach and tourist sleeping car sections of the San Francisco Challenger leaving VE Anniversary Finds Europe Hungry Berlin first anniver sary of the official VE day Wed nesday found Europe hungry and battered giving slight heed to the emotions of a year ago Little glossy military show and fen public ceremonies commemo rated the end of a struggle that swayed from the gates of Moscow to the skies of London and from the Arctic circle to the Sahara desert Everybody wanted to forget the war It was a big enough job just trying to live Late on May 8 1945 Field Mar shal Wilhelm Keitel German chief of staff signed his armies into oblivion in the Berlin headquart ITS A GREAT WORLD TO YE Johnny Lanzillo born on VE day May 8 1945 probably thinks this globe of the world would make a fine toy as he looks it over on his first birthday AP ers of Soviet Marsha George K Zhukov before a delegation oC American British French and Russian military leaders The next day Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz issued the final Ger man communique Wednesday Keitel and Doenitz itood on trial as war criminals be fore the allied tribunal at Nuern berg No ceremonies were held in Serlin Wednesday but Thursday a ew hundred French Russian British and American soldiers will march through the streets as a slight reminder to the Germans May 9 was chosen for the Berlin observance because the capitula tion document became effective at one minute past midnight on the 9th Gen Joseph T McNamey American commander in Europe said the American occupation still had before it the essential tasks of reeducation of the Germans res toration of selfgovernment to the German people and recreation ol the German economy In Italy the Gth was a holiday allied troops put on a military show at the Casertaheadquarters and brought German prisoners of war to watch it At the red brick technical col lege in Helms France 1200 French students went about their classroom business on the spot where the first and basic German surrender was signed at a m on May 7 The prosaic building then was the headquarters of Gen Dwight Eisenhower Administration Is Planning Price Lever to Get Grain Washington the nations default in famine relief ship ments soaring toward the millionton mark the administration was reported Wednesday to have decided ona new price formula for get ting more grain from livestock feed bins for human food Announcement of the new program was expected soon possibly before nightfall and officials at the agriculture department said it probably will involve an upward readjustment in the ceiling prices of grain and livestock feeds One of the major causes of the current shortage of wheat for foot has been heavy use this grain for livestock feed Many farmers have reported that they make more money feeding grain to livestock at present prices than by selling it as grain Omaha at p m All times listed are central standard time Seek Missing Plane With lowan as Pilot Helena Mont 10 hours of fruitless hunting for an army transport which has been missing since Sunday afternoon with 6 men aboard bad weather Tuesday night forced planes down Boeing aircraft officials at Se attle have listed Maj D L Van Fleet Ottumwa Iowa as pilot of the plane A report that a 2engined plane was seen Sunday afternoon near Three Forks 30 miles north of Bozeman has been discredited Capt Jack Klinger Franklin Pa in charge of the search reported Agriculture department officials asking that they not be named predicted an increase of between 20 and 25 cents a bushel in the ceiling price of corn 5 to 10 cents a bushel for wheat and increases of several cents for oats barley and grain sorghums A decision to discourage exces sive feeding of grain to livestock by raising prices was said to have been made after it became appar ent that this country may not be able to meet its wheat export goal for the first 6 months of 1946 Heretofore optimistic Secretary of Agriculture CJinton P Ander son told a news conference late Tuesday that it now looks as though the target may not be reached This change of mind re flected department reports that exports of wheat for the period Jan 1 to May 8 fell 881000 tens or 33038000 the goal for the period The wheat export goal for the JanuaryJune period is 6000000 tons or 425000000 bushels House Group Approves GI Terminal Pay Farmer Dies in Fall From Farm Wagon Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for Wil liam Broadwater 71 farmer liv ing 12 miles northwest of Cresco who was killed when he fell from a farm wagon Monday Mr Broadwater had lived all his life in this community He was silting on a roll of fence wire driving the team when he apparently lost his balance fall ing down between the horses and the vehicle When Broadwater fell the horses became frightened and ran a quarter of a mile dragging his body underneath the wagon Ervan Henning 23 oE Cresco who was riding with Mr Broad water was thrown out before he had a chance to get hold the lines It is believed that Broad water was killed instantly His skull was fractured and bones in his body broken Mr Broadwater is survived by his widow 2 sons and 2 daughters MINE UNION OFFICIALS APPLAUD of how the vest of the na tion ieels about tlie coal strike situation John L Lewis shaggybrowed miners union chief still retains his popularity with his own forces He is shown above as he entered the meeting of his 250man policy committee in Washington to the applause of the delegates International Soundphoto legislation giving enlisted service Washington a 1 previous stand the house military committee Wednesday approved FORECAST Mason City Fair and warmer Wednesday night Thursday in creasing cloudiness and mild Iowa Fair and warmer Wednes day night considerable cloudi ness Thursday followed by rain beginning southwest portion in afternoon Minnesota Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday Cool er north Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 58 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 56 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 31 personnel the same terminal pay rights that officers now have The legislation would allow a maximum of 120 days pay to army and navy enlisted men at the time of heir discharge provided they have accrued but unused furlough time when they arc mnstered out It provides for the computation of furlough pay at the rate of two and onehalf days for each month of service If a man re ceived actual time off he would not receive the furlough pay The committee earlier had shelved the legislation after the budget bureau said it would cost several billion dollars and would pose operational problems of the most difficult solution The committee bill makes the legislation retroactive to all en listed personnel who have served I since the draft law was enacted Iowa Man Is Aboard Missing Private Plane Seattle Higbie Es therville Iowa was reported as one of 4 passengers aboard a pri vate plane which has failed to re port anywhere since it left here April 26 on a flight to the east coast A Cessna plane piloted by Leif C Buschman Jr 22 left Boe ing field April 26 with 4 passen gers aboard on a chartered flight the civil aeronautics administra tion airways traffic office said Tuesday On May 3 the Missoula Mont CAA communications station re ported it heard a single call Cess The 5pace plane car ried the number NC49280 the CAA said Inquiries at every established field between here and Chicago have failed to turn up any clues the CAA reported 4TH PERSON DIES FROM IOWA FIRE Cedar Rapids Girl Succumbs to Burns Iowa Cily Wat son 6 of Cedar Hapids died Wed nesday in a hospital here of burns suffered in a fire which previous ly claimed the of her father and 2 sisters Richard P Watson 36 a WorW war H veteran and his daughters Janeitc 5 anil Sharon 3 died soon after the fire in their home n Cedar Rapids Tuesday Watson tvas separated from his wife Firemen found the 4 in an un damaged bedroom where Watson apparently went to rescue the children A couch on which he was sleeping caught fire Fire hief E P Kohout of Cedar Sapids said the victims were Burned by radiated heat in the tightly closed home Mrs Watson served 30 days in the Linn county jail early this year for neglect of minor chil dren She and her husband sep arated soon after his army dis charge in February REJECfDlMAND IN BRITISH LOAN Proposal Turned Down to Get Title to Bases BULLETIN Washington senate Wednesday rejected a demand that Great Britain give the Unit ed States permanent commercial rights to wartime military bases in exchange for the pending 53 750000000 loan Washington British loan proposal Wednesday ran into its first major test in the a vote on an amendment to re quire Great Britain to give the United States outright ownership of leased Atlantic bases The outcome was a tossup The senate agreed unanimously to vote at p m CST on the amendment of Sen Ernest W Mc D Truman Asks for Driving Requirements Washington President Truman Wednesday criticized states that permit the insane nuts and morons to drive automobiles motor with imposing minimum license requirements I Mr Truman departed from his prepared address before the high way safety conference and stren uously urged all states to adopt minimum driving standards The resident cited his own state of Missouri as an example of the lack of minimum requirements Goal Strike at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED 1RESS The 38 day old bituminous coat strike shaped ui like this Wednes day than 800000 including 418000 idle soft coal miners Mine workers and operators said none in viev wage policy committee backed up John L Lewis demands for a health and welfare fund and other concessions Motor company to suspend virtually al operations Wednesday night affecting 110000 workers nations railroads readying for freight embar o and reduction in passenger service ordered by government dras ically slash train schedules Association of American Railroads re ports about 51000 railroad men laid off 250000 others in railroad erviced industries production administration sets up an emer gency office to keep vital utilities going least 50000 now idle with the XT S Steel corporatio reporting 39000 in Pittsburgh and Chicago district plants New oil developments in north western Wyoming showed an even greater expansion after the end of I the war Mason Cityans Attend President Trumans safety con ference is being attended by 2 IHason Cityans W Earl Hall man aging editor of the GlobeGazette who was named by the president as vice chairman of the organized support committee in the govern ment sponsored program to reduce accident toll H C Brown presi dent of the Iowa Safety council was named a member of Mr Halls committee which he condemned In Missouri he said it was possible to buy a license for a quarter of a dollar at a corner drugstore He said some states are tak ing no steps to keep you and me from being killed by some mor ott that has no more right fc be at the wheel of a car than he has to be at the throttle of au engine Conference officials have blamed 4 main factors for the in gasoline rationing elimination wartime speed regulations return to the roads of old cars bad in repair and the zest for speed and travel of newly released war veterans As the result of 2months study of specific causes and possible cures 8 committees have prepared detailed reports and recommenda tions for conference action before it adjourns Friday Included in the proposals are recommenda tions that the conference sponsor 1 Uniform stale traffic laws and municipal ordinances 2 State regional conferences to standardize traffic regulations 3 Uniformity in traffic signs signals and road markings 4 Adequate budgets for state motor vehicle departments 5 Adoption of minimum stand ards for licensing motor vehicle drivers and chauffeurs 6 A public education campaign the facilities of Byrnes Wants Treaty Burden Shifted to 21 Nation Parley Paris State James F Byrnes was said by tish informant Wednesday to have proposed shifting the burd Britisl U N Council Defers Action on Iran Case BULLETIN New Tork United Nations security council with tlie soviet delegate absent Wed nesday deferred consideration of the Iranian case until May 20 There was no opposition to the resolution put forward by the United Slates The council then adjourned indefinitely w York boycot until 1 Britain cedes this country permanent possession of bases in Jamaica Bermuda Antigua and held on 99 yea leases 2 Britain grants this country commercial rights on some of the airfields and other establishments built in the British Empire during the war with American funds and manpower Democratic Leader Alben W Barklcy Ky opposed McFarlands amendment and was backed by a state department announcement that Britain has expressed willing ness to open some of the bases to commercial aircraft Barkley con fends that adoption of the amend ment would be tantamount to re jection of the loan withhold the 53750000000 credit 1F10 movies anti outdoor adver tising 7 Emphasis upon every motor ist to fulfill his fundamental moral and legal responsibility by maintaining his vehicle in safe operating condition Restore Property Tokyo Japanese gov ernment ordered Wednesday to restore immediately all existing property seized from United Na tions nationals living in Japan when that country went to war in December 1941 TRAINMEN HURT IN BOILER BLAST Clarionj Belmond Men in Hospital at Harlan Harlan Two trainmen are in the hospital at Harlan with 1st and 2nd degree burns suffered when a Chicago Great Western railroad engine boiler blew up Wednesday morning at the sta of drafting Europes peace treaties from the 4power council to peace conference to meet in Paris June 15 The informant said itwas conceded the foreign ministers o Britain Russia France and the United States were unable to agrc on the major points of the treaties but a member of the America delegation said the 4 ministers would continue their sessions al leas nlo next week Details on the debate which followed Byrnes proposal were lack ing but it was reported his 3 itagues replied that they would have to consult their governments V M Mololov the Russian for eign minister was reported to liave said in a scries of long speeches that he had hoped the drafts of treaties could be writ ten before the 21 nations met But he did not reject or accept Byrnes proposal outright The jjrcscnl compromise form ula for writing Europes peace treaties was decided in London last September The Russians had then insisted upon limiting the participants in concluding peace treaties to the big powers and the enemy belligerents The British and Americans had insisted upon inviting the smaller allies The compromise called for the big powers to prepare drafts which would be submitted to a 21nation conference for discus sion and suggestions with the big powers having the final say The other 3 ministers were said however to have accepted a Byrnes suggestion that their depu ties draw up a list of points on which they have agreed and an other list on which they have dis agreed The list it was conceded would show that the United States and Great Britain had opposed Russia on every major point with France sometimes siding with the Brit ish and the Americans and occa sionally taking a position halfway between that of the western allies j in Iran and the Russians I The foreign ministers will break i up and go home after their next meeting at 5 p m Thursday it j was reported It appeared that the ministers would not reach the German prob lem last on their agenda at this meeting At Thursdays meeting the deputies were to have ready the list of agreements and dis agreements British Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin also asked that the reports of expert committees be ready at that time NO PROGRESS REPORTED AT STRIKE PARLEY Ford Closes Down Chrysler May Follow Because of Strike Washington L Lewis iul his united mine workers re used to budge ail inch Wednesday rom their original contract de nands forcing even more slrin ent government controls over the lations fast dwindling soft coal upplies From coal operators came word hat no progress had been made during the morning session lo vard ending the 38dayoId strike fohn L Lewis and his United Mine Workers were standing pat on heir original contract demands and the government was preparing lew measures to deal with the coal shortage The negotiating committees operators and UMW representa ives marked time while federal conciliator Edward McGrady and 7aul Puller conferred with Schwellenbach and then agreed to a brlet recess John L Lewis UMW president was absent from the morning ses sion Vice President John OLeary said he did not know what had detained Lewis but thought he would be present later Industry was hit harder Ford Motor Co suspended vir tually all operations indefinitely because of the coal strike im paired rail transportation and parts shortage The shutdown hits 110000 workers Chrysler Corp indicated it may follow suit The Association of American Railroads reported that 51000 railroad men had been laid off in its ranks and another quarter million in industries it serves Against such a background Fed eral Mediator PaulWFuller re doubled etforts to break the nego tiations deadlock between Lewis and the mine operators and the 38day old stoppage which is keeping 400000 miners idle Fuller met with no success in his first efforts to work out an agreement on the question of 000000 in holiday overtime which the miners insist is due them However he kept at it for ihis issue is one of the obstacles block ing discussion of major provisions in a new contract for the miners On capltol hill congressional tempers grew shorter and support gathered behind demands that strike control legislation get No 1 priority unless a prompt end to the coal shutdown is effected Amid the angry clamor Senate Democratic Leader Bavkley and Senators Ball R and Taft R spoke out against any headlong action while the lawmakers were worked up over the coal emergency All 3 indicated they doubted a legisla tive rush job would have much effect on the current crisis Civilian Production Administra tor John D Small meanwhile set up an office of emergency con trols to avoid collapse of utili ties services essential to public health and safety during the coal strike This office will take whatever ted the United Nations security council session on Iran Wednesday and the United States proposed that the case be held over until May 20 for a report on the status then of red from Iran army withdrawals Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gro mykp Ignored the session called to receive reports on the status of the evacuation of red army troops The council chairman announced that no report has been received from Russia as requested by a council resolution of April 4 Then Edward R Stcttinius Jr of the United States presented a motion that the council defer fur ther proceedings on the Iranian case and that Iran report by May j 20 or sooner on the real situation DIES AT DECORAH Decorah Funeral services for JMrs Willard Torgim 42 will be Leo Nelsonconducted at the Washington Clarion engineer and August M Prairie Lutheran church Friday tralnnTen are Traeger Belmond fireman The condition of the men is not con sidered critical according to the physician and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery She died Mon day evening at Decorah hospital following a years illness OFFICERS SEEK BANK BANDIT Itumboldt Kcbr federal and county law enforce ment officials threw a tight loop around the southeastern Nebraska area Wednesday in an attempt to run down the bandit who Tuesday robbed the Home State bank of Ilumboldt of Sheriff Vern Atkins other local authorities 4 FBI men and mem bers of the stale highway patrol scoured the southeastern Nebraska and northern Kansas area all night but failed to turn up any trace of the bandit A road block was placed on all roads leading out of Richardson county to the north and all cars in the vicinity are being stopped by highway patrolmen steps possible to keep all power gas and water companies in oper ation Small said He named Ed ward Fnlck formerly director of war utilities for the war produc tion board to direct the task and the 2 communicated immediately with governors local regulatory commissions and officials of states most likely to be affected bv the measures the CPA may take Brownouts and dtmouts of lights were imposed by community after community across the country in an effort to conserve fuel stores The solid fuels administration reported that even eas and oil now under heavier demand than ever are becoming hard to get because of transportation difficul ties as railroads slashed services requiring coalbumins locomo tives The office of defense transpor tation imposed new restrictions on coal dealers ruling that supplies must go Only to those consumers with less than 5days stock The crippling effects of the strike seemed to be building up relentlessly to the big crisis which some government labor otficials privately believe Lewis has been waiting for to strengthen the bar gaining position of his miners in the negotiations with the opera tors If they are right some break may come soon The temper of congress to put antilabor legis lation on the books may speed Lewis decision to bring about a settlement suggest these labor officials The saying Children should be seen and not heard has been traced back in England to the 15th i century ;