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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT HISTORY AN6 ARCHIVES 0 E tJLE S I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AVL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Pless and United Press full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 9 1946 This Paper Consists ot Two No 18 SENATORS VOTE DRAFT TO JULY Iowa Power Officials See No Need for Brownout CPA REQUESTS STATE TO CUT ON ELECTRICITY Coal Conservation Measures Will Not Affect Mason City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa Power company officials generally expressed belief Thurs day there is no need in this state for the brownout requested by the civilian production adminis tration in Washington as a coal conservation measure A quick survey showed most producers of electricity had fair to ample stockpiles of coal and a good many use gas in their opera tions However some cities took dras tic action Mayor H E Ferguson of Mus catine proclaimed last Friday a state of emergency there and asked the cooperation of all res idents to save electricity At Atlantic with a maximum normal supply of coal for 19 days the Municipal Light commission invoked a voluntary brownout to conserve fuel effective imme diately Merchants were requested io discontinue window marquee and advertising lighting and the city was asked to cut off park and other unnecessary lighting Ai Marshalltown city officials were consideringa brownout for the downtown area The situation in other cities 1ES A president of the Iowa Power arid company said he saw no or legal basis forra tioning electricity to conserve fuel in the Des Moines areaHe said his company which serves a Cen tral Iowa area including Des Moines had a 65day supply of coal on hand and that natural gas would be available to fire boilers before the coalis gone MASON as the Peoples Gas and Electric com pany uses natural gas entirely as fuel at this time of year coal conservation measures would not affect the local utility plant The company has ample reserves of coal on hand in event of 3 break down in the natural cas supply line V Lonnecker district manager for the Iowa Public Service company said II we should cut our power supply in half 30 per cent of our cus tomers probably would sue Some one would have to give us au thority to cut our power He in dicated that the firm has at least another 4 or 5 weeks supply of coal CHARLES E Taytor manager of the Iowa Public Serv ice company in Charles City said he had a 4 or 5week supply of coal municipal light plant reported it shad a large stockpile of coal FORT C Roderick district manager of the Iowa Illi nois Gas and Electric company said no need for rationing elec tricity exists here inasmuch as natural gas is used entirely in manufacturing Fort Dodges elec tric current The compnay has coal on hand but it is a reserve held for emergency vise in the event of a natural gas break WILLIE FRANCIS 17 His Fingers Crossed RAIL EMBARGO COAL RIFT HITS AUTO INDUSTRY GM to Shut Down in 10 Days Chrysler Next Week Ford Closed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Truman asserting the coal strike vas slowly and gradu ally approaching the stage of a strike against the government said Thursday that various meth ods of coping with it were under consideration At the same lime eflecls of the 3D day old strike were knocking most of the nations motorcar In dustry out of production It also ran the number of strike idle ii the nation above the 1100000 mark Threats of strike against the nations rail and water transpor tation systems brought lurthei gloom to the labor front Oh the heels of a shutdown o the Ford Motor company Gen eral Motors and Chrysler cor poration announced production i their assembly plants would b suspended in 10 days or less The president asked at hi news conference about Hie possi bility of seizure of struck mine said only that he would cross tha bridge when he comes to it He declared however he would favor seizure of Americas rail roads if that were necessary to keep them running He didnt amplify that point The I hoods RailroadTrainmen and i ILocomotiveyEnlinVerjrbaveset a ONE POUND TO A CUSTOMER Some of the first of more than 8000 persons to reach the butterstacked counter of the New Jersey Federated Egg Producers Co Operative Thursday in a Philadelphia market AP Wire Tombstone Forced to Wait as Negro Gets Stay of Execution Willie Francis 17 Receives Months Lease on Life St arartinville La tombstone already purchased for Francis 17yearold con victed Louisiana slayer must wait at least another month for its vic tim Acting Gov Emile Verret an nounced Wednesday night that lawyers for the teenaged killer who lived through a first exe cution last Friday night when the electric chair failed would be giv en 29 days to renew their argu ments Verret said the stay was granted at the request of Louisiana su preme court justice Charles A ONeill It came after a long tele phone conversation with Bertrand DeBlanc attorney for the youth who entered the case only Tues day Post Office Orders Parcel Post Embargo Washington post of fice department Thursday ordered an embargo on parcel post ship ments weighing more than 11 pounds with certain exceptions The department said the em bargo effective at midnight was ordered as a result of the coal strike and curtailment of rail service Four classes of goods are ex empt Live dayold poultry seeds plants and other nursery stock eggs butter and other perishable food products and medicines drugs surgical instruments anc surgical dressings The department said the normal railroad strike for Replying to a question the president aid he was going into the matter as to whether he has authority to end the coal strike without the consent John L Lewis president of the 400000 striking United Mine Workers General Motors said a shutdown its plants would start Monday 011 a progressive basis affecting 215000 employes within the next LO days Chrysler said all pas senger car assembly lines would e down next week The Ford shutdown caused by a partsand coal shortage idled an estimated 110000 production workers approximately 85000 in Philadelphia Iciokedjjke a circus in downtown Philadel phia Thursday as 8000 to 9000 men and women stormed the Headin terminal market to buy butter The New Jersey Federated Egg Producers put 12000 pounds up for sale at the ceiling price of 55 cents a pound to acustomer Another 8000 pounds were promised later in the day Were out to break the black market declared Irwin Kramer the cooperatives sales Butter hungry Philadclphians started gathering at C a m 3 hours before sales got underway Twenty policemen went on duty an hour later as the crowd swelled to 2000 The force had to be doubled as the line of eager purchasers 3 and 14 abrest stretched 4 blocks through Central city streets Rock Island Switches to Oil Diesel The Rock Island railroad an nounced Thursflay that on Friday morning at a in the entire line will be operating on oil or diesel locomotives in hauling freight over its entire system It was announced here that the road can accept all freight traffic from connecting lines destined to a local point on the Rock Island road even though the delivery at the destination is made in switch service Cars destined to connecting lines for road haul movement beyond the Uock Island line will require a permit however according to local officials A great amount of the Mason City freight traffic will be allowed to move under these regulations however according to road offi cials In Chicago it was announce that the road will discontinue 1C daily mainline trains ivhicli coupled with a reduction in sub urban service will cut Uock Is lands coilbumimr passciise mileage 40 per cent None of these trains g o e hrough Mason City however Trains which will be eliminated are 19 and 212 between Bureau 111 and Bock Island 111 16 and 17 between Kansas City and Des Moines 5 and 22 between Omaha and Des Moines 243 and 244 be tween McFarland Kans and Belleville Kans 25 and 26 be tween Limon Colo and Colorado Springs Colo Several through trains between Des Moines arid Allerton Iowa Allerton and Kansas City and Des Moines and Omaha will operate as local trains MEASURE GOES TO HOUSE FOR NEXT APPROVAL Senate Sets Aside British Loan Bill for Action on Draft Washington senate approved unanimously Thursday an extension of selective service until July 1 The action came on adoption of a joint resolution by Senator Ed win C Johnson D Colo afler ihe senate had temporarily laid aside the British loan bill If the measure later Is approved by the house the draft act would be continued in its present form for a month and a half beyond its May 15th expiration date Democratic Leader B a r k I e y noted that the extension also would keep alive until July 1 President Trumans authority under the SmithConnally amend ment to the selective service act to seize struck coal mines Barkley earlier had told the sen ale this authority would expire May 15 unless the draft law is extended Ihe Detroit area Chrysler said its truck assem bly lines and other operations would continue to work Some 10000 car assembly workers in Chrysler plants will be affected immediately The interruption of operations by the big 3 of the motorcar industry is expected to cut car and truck output to about 17300 units next week compared with a postwar high of 67585 units last week This will break theblack mar ket in butler declared Kramer in a statement just as we broke the black market in eggs at the same stall last summer Members of the youths family Weisht limitation on parcel post is ceived the news of the reprieve 70 pounds The size limitation is 100 inches combined length and W Linebaugh dis trict supervisor of the Iowa Light and Power company said he saw no need of reducing electrical service in Boone The company he said has carried an ample sup ply of coal in Boone to meet an emergency Iowa South ern Utilities company plant here reported it had a 30 day supply of coal on hand for normal opera tions and it had been able to buy enough coal right along to take care of practically all re quirements in Ottumwa Homer F Darbyshire manager of the Ot tumwa plant said so far as I know there is no real necessity for curtailment of electric service in Iowa CEDAR RAPID Iowa Electric Light and Power company said recently it had enough coal to last to the end of May It re duced coal ysage onethird by use of oil in high pressure boilers However the company considered the coal supply dangerously low COUNCIL indus tries except the railroads use nat ural gas L Peterson district manager for the Interstate company said his company plans no immediate rationing either of electricity or manufactured gas with tears and prayer Mrs Frederick Francis worn 57yearold mother of the youth twice snatched from death by secming miracles accepted the notification with 3 fervent Slerci God The Lord must be with that boy all right a sister declared With tearfilled eyes the 67 yearold father prayed that the tombstone which he had borrowed money to purchase shortly before his sons original electrocution would remain forever unused In his New Iberia death cell 8 miles from the rude home Willie thumbed constantly through his wellworn prayerbook and smiled happily at his temporary deliver ance 12 hours before he was to have gone Jo the chair between noon and T p m Thursday 1 was just sittin here reading my prayerbook he declared when told of the order Verret phoned the word to Sher iff Leonard Resweber after ONeill said members of the court wanted more time to study the legal an gles of the second execution girth Parcels covered by the embargo will not be accepted for mailing if they weigh more than 11 pounds or if their combined length and girth exceeds 60 inches Postmaster General Eobert E Hannegan said in a statement that he acted at ihe request of the of fice of defense transportation and the Association of American Rail roads Large shipments normally carried by rail freight or express already are being sent by parcel post to avoid the restrictions im posed upon the railroads by the ODT Hannegan said IOWA ACCEPTS SAFETY AWARD Washington tP The grand award for state honors in the 1945 national traffic safety contest was accepted for Iowa Thursday by Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans acting for Gov Robert D Blue The award was accepted at the presidents highway safety con ference Arabs Claim Support of Soviet Union Cairo Arab officials said Thursday that Russia had agreed that the Palestine case should be raised before the Unit ed Nations organization and had promised to support the Arabs in such a presentation Official Arabic claims of soviet support were the first indication ot soviet reaction to appeals by the Arabs for Russian aid in op posing the AngloAmerican com missions recommendations for Palestine The soviet government was de scribed as agreeing with sugges tions that the issue should be placed before the UN Security Council with Russian backing for the Arabs STRIKE LOOMS FOR SHIPPING San Francisco pow erful maritime unions Thursday sought international labor sup port for a scheduled nationwide strike June 15 against American shipping to enforce demands for higher wages and better working conditions The strike which would be the first concerted action ever to be taken against the nations ship ping was approved Wednesday by approximately 300 delegates to a maritime unity convention It would involve an estimated 300000 workers on the east and west coasts the gulf ports and the Great Lakes Jn addition to these workers the delegates decided to ask the help of 75000000 organ ized workers of the world feder ation trade unions which has its headquarters in Paris Weather Report FORECAST Jason City Showers Thurs night ending Friday forenoon Colder Friday and Friday night with freezing temperatures and heavy frost Saturday morning Strong northerly winds Friday Iowa Cloudy with showers Thurs day night ending Friday fore noon Colder west portion Fri day forenoon and cast portion Friday afternoon Colder Friday night with freezing temperature in west portion and heavy frost over most of state Saturday morning Strong northerly winds Friday Minnesota Scattered showers east and south and cool Thursday night with strong north to northwest winds Mostly cloudy and colder Friday and Friday night with freezing tempera tures and severe frost by Sat urday morning IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 72 Minimum S3 At 8 a m Thursday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 47 Minimum 25 vjrovernment Makes Cuts in U S Food Washington further cut n food supplies at home was an nounced Thursday by the agri culture department as the govern ment posted higher prices for grain to get more bread for famine areas abroad The department said civilian supplies of fats and vcijetable oils as lard and will lie cut 10 per cent during the AprilJune quarter from the ASKS ACTION ON STRIKE MEASURE Senator Wants British Loan Bill Put Aside Washington East land DMiss asked the senate Thursday to lay aside the 000000 British loan bill and take up immediately a revised strike control bill previously passed by WESTINGHOUSE WALKOUT ENDS Firm Agrees to 18 Cents Hourly Boost Pittsburgh of the 115dayold Westinghouse Electric Corporation est major walkout since the was announced Thursday A joint statement issued by iJie company and the striking CIO United Electrical Workers said the firm hail agreed to an 18 cents an hour waffc increase with 4 varia tions The firms 75000 striking pro duction worker had sought a flat wage boost of 18Vs cents hourly after reducing their original de mands for a a day pay hike T w e n t ythrec Westinghouse ants over the nation are affect d the house Eastland acted afler the sen amount available the first 3 months of the year The smaller allocation results the department said from a sea sonal drop in ticularly of heavy ship ments of margarine and shorten ing during the first quarter to meet foreign relief needs However ihe department cal culated that civilians will get more lard and margarine this year than they consumed in the ate had rejected 54 o 27 a pro posal by Senator Edwin C John son DColo to halt action on the loan hill until the house had considered it Johnson argued that it was a revenue measure ivhich should have prior house action Subsequently the senate also voted down 55 to 25 an amend ment by Senator Capehart R Ind to limit the loan to 31500 000000 Coal Strike at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of those unemployed or facing imminent unemploy ment soars past one million as General Motors announces layoffs of 215000 on progressive basis beginning Monday Chrysler also an nounces impending layoffs as other members of automotive Big Three join Ford which began to lay off 10000 Number already idle includes 418000 AFL and independent union miners 51000 railroad ers and 400000 in other coalrelated industries report no progress as President Tru rnan on strikes 39th day says it gradually approaches the stage of a strike against the government railways o effect sweeping freight embargo slash passenger service 25 per cent by midnight Thursday rationing in score of eastern and midwestern states asked by civilian production administration rationing of manu factured gas likely sagging with unemployed now 54000 ex pectedto mount 193439 prewar period But therell be less shortening and other edible oils The total allocahle supply of fats and oils for the AprilJune quarter was estimated at 1254 800000 pounds compared with 1409800000 pounds available dnrinsr the JanuaryMarch period Of this the American civilians share will be 937100000 pounds compared with 1102400000 pounds In the first quarter The higher prices offered on grains are aimed at making it more profitable for farmers to market their supplies rather than holding them for livestock feed ing The higher grain ceilings may make some increases necessary in prices of milk and dairy products agriculture department officials said They also thought it likely that price increases may have to be granted on wheat and corn food products such as flour bread bakery products corn syrup and corn sugar No immediate hike was looked for in the price of meats poultry and eggs However if the higher grain prices produce the desired effect there will be considerably less meat and poultry available later on lor curtailment o grain feeding is expected to cause heavy marketing of fowls and animals in the months ahead The grain boosts effective May 13 up corn 25 cents a bushel wheat 15 cents oats 5 cents bar ley 9 cents rye 10 cents and grain sorghums 18 cents a hundred pounds Increases also were au thorized lor protein feeds lowons Divided Washington Iowas re publican senators divided Thursday in the vote by which the senate rejected 54 to It a contention by Senator Edwin C Johnson DColo that sen ate consideration of the British loan should be halted until after house action Senator Wilson who opposes the loan voted for Johnsons point of order Hickenlooper who fa vors ihe loan voted agrainsl it Eastland told his colleagues tha while he supports the loan pro posal it ought to be laid asid while congress deals with a sel fish wouldbe dictator John L Lewis Calling settlement of the coa strike the pressing need of tb hour Eastland argued that som sort of restrictive legislatio should be passed which woul bring the walkout to an end owa Youth and Girl Killed in Car Crash TALIAN KING LEAVES THRONE Turns Over Crown to His Son Humbert Home Victor Em manuel II sailed from Naples for ort Said Thursday after giving iis signed formal abdication of he Italian throne to his son Prince Humbert Victor Emmanuel fell into in ernational disfavor because of his issociation with Benilo Mussolinis regime during which he sur rendered virtually all powers to he diclator Togliatti said that the commu nists arc unalterably opposed to abdication at this time First it uould violate the accord with the allies made in Naples in 1944 on the institutional question and 2nd it Is contrary to the new law gov erning elections and the referen dum It was thought that Crown Prince Humbert and the king would go forward with the for malities of signing the abdication documents which then will be submitted to the cabinet which may defer any action until after the elections Should the com munist objections be overcome however the abdication would be officially formalized Saturday The snag in the abdication plans came after Pietro Nenni vicepremier had announced that the king would quit Saturday Blarengo vig 21 and Elizabeth Thomas who would have gradu ated as a nurse at Mercy hospital Iowa City next month were killed about midnight Wednesday night when their automobile crashsd into a concrete culvert post on Highway 212 a mile and a half west of here Both lived in Marengo The couple had attended a dance at Belle Plaine and were return ing home when the accident oc curred They were riding in a 1935 automobile Catherine of Russia was neither Bussian nor named Catherine She was bom in Germany and chris tened Sophia Offers to Sell 1 of His Eyes to Save Home Racine Dehne 38 a foundry worker of fered to sell one of his eyes Thurs day to save his home Dehne father of G children made the oiler because his mort gage will be foreclosed soon un less he can raise some money If I can sell one I dont mean for be transplanted to someone who needs a good eye Im ready to go right now he said He named no price nor did he say how much his mortgage is but he did believe that be could get along with one eye just as well He said he had 2020 vision ;