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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 55 PAST ME NT CF M T G 3 if r X i A f H t V E OtS t A VOL UI Associated Press and United Full Leased THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 23 1946 Tills Paper Consists of Two One NEARS RAIL STRIKE Wave Negotiation HOLDS CONFERENCE ON PAY PROPOSAL HELD BY KRUG Miners Leaving Pits Because of Federal Seizure During Truce Washington more a 3rd ol the sort coal miners idle despite government seizure of the mines a white house confer ence sought Thursday to work out a wage contract acceptable to both John L Lewis and coalop erators Among the conferees at the early momlne meeting were Sec retary of Inferior Krug federal mine boss Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach Dr John R Steel President Trumans labor ad viser and Reconversion Director John W Snyder Vice Admiral BenMoreell Krugs lieutenant as government operator of the pits also joined the talks Assistant Press Secretary Eben Ayers told reporters of the meet ing but did not say what steps had been taken toward drafting a settlement Krug later arranged to meet Lewis and John J United Mine Workers vice president Thursday afternoon presumably to get their views on contract proposals and to enlist Lewis aid in keeping miners on the job At the capitol Senator Mc Mahon DConn was named chairman of a senate interstate commerce subcommittee to invest igatethe soft coal and anthracite industries The picture was not rosy The best that Secretary of Interior Kruf could offer as government was a Kuanled hope that the end of the current 2week truce Saturday would not plunge all the pits back into idleness The first 24 hours of government seizure produced discouraging re sults from the administration point of view Thousands of miners who had gone back to work under the truce quit their pits This mass return to idleness closed down an additional 243 mines increasing the number im mobilized by the bituminous dis pute to more than 2100 out of 4 SCO total The latest federal esti mates are that more than a third of the 400000 soft coal miners are now staying away from work With the truces end rapidly ap proaching Kruf and Vice Admiral Ben Moreell who is charged with running the seized mines weighed the newlystated terms which Lewis submitted to the govern ment for settlement of the two and one half months old dispute They asked for time to study all its particulars after a full day of conferences with Lewis and his negotiating committee Wednesday Kepresentatives of the solid fuels administration and federal social security board also participated in the preliminary discussions Lewis chief demand is for a seven per cent levy on the opera tors payroll to build up a union health and welfare fund to be con trolled exclusively by his United Mine Workers CLAIMS WEAPON BEATS T BOMB Congressman Refuses to Disclose More Thursday that the United State bomb His statement came deadly than the atomic bomb to wrote the appropriation measure swer I guess Ive s ready he said RECOVERS PROM SHIPBOARD C Nowiclu of Chicago HI and his Belgian bride Josephine hold their 3 month old son Robert in Fort Hamilton army base hospital in New York after child recovered from a mysterious ailment which struck 20 infants 6 fatally aboard the bndeship Vance on voyage from Le Havre to New York AP Wirephoto Charge Unsanitary Condition on Brideship 6th Baby Dies Army Board Situation 20 Babies Stricken During Voyage New York charges of unsanitary conditions and over crowding aboard war bride ships were made Thursday as the sixth baby died in a Pittsburgh hos pital The latest victim was Vivian Smith 5ys months old who ar rived in this country Sunday aboard the bride ship Brazil The charges were made by in dignant mothers as a 4 man army appointed investigating board prepared to make sibly Thursday of ficial report on conditions aboard the army transport Zebulon Vance the vessel on which 20 babies be came critically ill during the At lantic crossing Five of the bab ies stricken aboard the Vance have died since the vessel docked here Monday Twentytwo hahies and 2 moth ers have been stricken by a dis ease believed to he summer diarrhea recovered Both mothers have The Smith baby was one of 2 children aboard the Brazil who were taken ill Both babies were removed from a train in Pitts burgh and taken to a hospital Mrs Smith was enroute to join Jink Cal Doctors said the child had spasms of severe vomiting LONG HIKE FOR LOVE FAILURE ExIowa Girl Says Suitor Good Sport Custer S Dak former soldier who hitchhiked hall way across the country to propose to a girl he met during the war was rejected by her but took it like a good sport the object of his affections said Thursday Joyce Kent 18 former Sioux City Iowa factory fold reporlers she had refused the proposal of Daniel F Hanley 24 of Albany N Y because Im practically encaged to another an Hanleywasnt to be found for comment but Joyce said he was making a trip to Texas before re turning home Hanley had spent 5 days in hitchhiking from Al bany and tracing her here from Sioux City where they became ac quainted while he was stationed t V ndu 01 severe vomitine navy has developed a weapon and diarrhea and apparently was far more deadly than the atomic suffering from mafnutriUon suffering from malnutrition The other child removed to a th foY7Curing de Pittsburgh hospital was the 7 on the 1947 navy appropna month old ronOf Mrs George rm Hertcr who was enroute to join Thomas did not say what the her husband in Waseca Minn Its weapon was nor would he elabocondition tias reported improved rate to reporters other than to InThursday improved dicate It was a development of the Mrs H e r t e r a Belgian war bureau of medicine and surgery bride said her babv was taken Is swlemint the house from her at Le Havre and placed We have something far more in a nursery with 40 other infants But the same milk was not uunu iv MJV jniiK was noi tomorrow and further good for all of the babies she more its in usable shape related in broken English My Thomas is a member of the ap baby vomited and had diarrhea propriations subcommittee which For 2 days he could eat nothing heard secret testimony of high We could see nur naval officials for weeks beforeit a day for an hour sure MILL quarters ior women on Asked by reporters if the new the ship were good but the nurs weapon was in the nature of a death ray Thomas declined to an She said quarters for women on ery was crowded We could not take our babies out of the nursery and they got at the Sioux Falls base S Dak air He was a good sport about it when I told him I couldnt marry him because I loved another man She identified the other man as Owen Kaufman 23 of Freeman S Dak an air force veteran now attending the University of South Dakota at Vermillion Owen hasnt talked to my father yet but after he has well probably get married next spring she said I thought Daniel had forgotten me I hadnt heard from him in such a long time Hanley said earlier in Sioux City where he started his search for her that he had lost her ad dress after leaving the air base but had written about 20 letters that apparently never reached her Police Arrest 208 Pickets at Rochester Rochester N Y dem onstration of strength by union leaders in the weekold labor dis city officials and unionaffiliated employes was di rupted Thursday when police a NEW CARS GET 48 PER CENT PRICE INCREASE OPA Keeps Door Open for Further Boosts on New Automobiles Washington slapping lour to eight per cent price hikes on top of previous increases for new automobiles kept the door open Thursday for a possible fur her boost At the same lime chances virtu lly disappeared for any OIA irdered cut in ceiling prices when he industry achieves full scale production A high OPA official who asked remain anonymous said the agency does not plan to try to reduce prices after cars begin to oil from assembly lines at the prewar rate Manufacturing costs usually decline as production goes up The official asserted thatcar makers have had a pretty tough ime of it and that a price cut Dy OPA would be out of the ques tion But he added there could he another increase Three already have been piled on 1942 auto prices Present ceilings will stand the official said until the industry has been operating at the 1941 pro duction rate for three months It may take some time to hit that stride The civilian production admin istration reported last week that due mainly to strikes only 433766 passengers carswere produced in the 10 months through April It said this was just about a normal prewar figure for one month When the 1941 rate is achieved and maintained for 3 months OPA will take another look at prices and grant any additional increases for which manufacturers may qualify under the peacetime pricing standards The increases announced Wed nesday range from S33 to averaging about for 16 makes of cars built by Chrysler Ford General Motors Hudson Nash Packard and Studebaker For the latter 2 companies the increases compensate for both wage boosts and higherprices for materials principally steel and parts The other 5 firms received increases for parts and materials Their wage boosts were offset earlier by price hikes of from SI to SBO a car increases will he paid by the pub lic Dealers were required to ab sorb part of the previous 2 but OPA has announced that their prewar profit margins will be cut 3 more nesday Previous ceilings were continued on all other cars Wednesday nights announce FIRST GI MOTHER JNLAW ARRIVES IN GERM AN YThe first dependent mother inIaw tocome from the U S to live with her soninlaw in Germany for the duration T VS occupation forces is Mrs Mary Leitch right who is shown on auival in Frankfurt with her daughter Mrs Norman Sprawl being greeted by Lt ea TT Leitchhas Hved with the Sprowls in Cincinnati Ohio for 25 RAILROAD MEN Railroad Lines Begin to Cut Train Runs as Deadline Nears Washington threat ned railway strike rolled to with n one hour1 of its scheduled start hursday with ho hews of settle ment and with the railroads be Jinning to cut down train move ments At 3 p m EST the white louse had added nothing to Its innouncement an hour earlier hat every effort is beins made to eltlc the rail labor dispute Representatives operators and he brotherhoods involved were t the white house The call went out one hour after leads of the railway trainmen and Cancel Trains Neil York Pennsyl vania no word from tlie white house on pos sible postponement of the sched uled 4 n m rail day afternoon announced can cellation of 3 passenger trains to the south Chinese Government Troops Recapture Manchuria Capital Only Sporadic Fighting Reported as National RilQCffl WQ CCCIT Forces Move Into City nUOOlflllO OCClV AMERICAN LOAN Mukden IP The government Thursday announced that national troops formally recaptured Chung Chun at 11 a m after having en gaged communist remnants re maining in the city in sporadic fighting The resistance soon was over come said the communique from the headquarters of Gen Tu Li Ming government commander for northeast China It reported that advance ele ments Gen Cheng TungKuos new 1st army entered Changchun capital of Manchuria at 7 a m Earlier government dispatches said communists were seen with drawing from Changchun Wednes day presumably headed for Yung ki Kirin 60 miles tothe east In contrast to the mild skirm ishing which preceded Chengs en communists were forced to wage a stubborn 4day battle to seize Although Tu on Tuesday had appealed loathe communists through General Marshalls truce mgnis announce ce ment took OPA further away from commission at Nankins to cvacu ite 1945 soal of ceilings on ateChaisrbhuii to prevent furlher new cars With part of the in crease due to improvements and design changes in virtually every case here are a few ex amples of how present ceilings stack up against 1912 OPA prices on 4door sedans Plymouth Deluxe now as compared with in 1942 up S187 Ford Deluxe Eight S995 and up Chevrolet Style master Sport Sedan S936 and S833 up S103Chrysler Royal SI 353 and up Mercury Town Sedan S1241 and S1162 up S79 Ponliac Series 6 La Tor Miss Kent said He wished me pedo Gfit12 and S978 up 5149 hick Oldsmobile Series 66 SI163 and S998 up SI65 Buick Series 40 and 51110 up SHO Cadil lac Series 61 51794 and up Hudson Series 51 Super 6 51240 ami up Nash Series 600 SI119 and up S78 Packard Six 31510 and Si 408 up De Soto Deluxe SI 251 and up destruction of the city there was no indication why the reds had left Previously the communists had reported they were prepared to heavily defend both Kungchuling 35 miles to the south and Chang chun But government forces eas ily took both fell having over come communist forces at Srep ingkai 70 miles south Chang chun in a 32day battle Brazilianite a yellow green mineral recently found in Brazil is the first mineral with gemlike properties discovered since 1909 Solve House Problem t With Navy PT Boats 159 Manila are wa happy exhousehunters here whose homes rock gently at moorings in Manila Bay At a bargain price of and with a stipulation against commer cial use or resale within a year the foreign liquidation commission sold them highpowered PT boats to live in Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Occasional rain thun der showers and cooler Thurs day night Friday cloudy and cooler Iowa Rain and occasional thun I der showers Thursday night Cooler in west portion Friday cloudy and cooler with showers in east portion Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night and Friday with showers south and central portions Cooler south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic1 for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Still Interested in Negotiation With U S Washington IP Government officials reported Thursday Rus sia has informed the United States it still is interested in beginning negotiations looking toward a American loan These officials told reporters a new Russian note was received over the weekend The United States is preparing an answer they said the to be sent to Russia on the subject Although they declined to dis close the contents of the Russian note officials made known that the United States and the Soviet still have not been able to agree on topics to be included in loan conversations American officials previously had disclosed that the United States had indicated a desire to examine economic conditions in eastern Europe especially in Hun gary Romania and Bulgaria LOOK Inside for CRASH FATAL TO NORTH IOWAN One Killed One Hurt in TramAuto Collision Nelson 17 who was to have been graduated from Eagle Grove high school Thurs day night was killed late Wednes day when the car in which h was riding and a Rock Island passenger train collided at an in tersection at Holmes 5 miles wes of here The driver of the car Loren Odland 17 who lives north o Clarion was taken to a hospita Clarion where his condition was somewhat in doubt Thursda morning Reports from the hospita Thursday morning stated that Od land was still unconscious and tha there was no apparent changi since he was brought in Wednes day night Physicians were wait ing to make Xray examinations Dr II P Walker of Clarion Wright county coroner salt Thursday an inquest into In death of the younp man would bi made Friday when the engince of the Rock Island train is avail able for testimony Nelson a son of Mr and Mrs Harry Nelson of Eagle Grove wa a member of the Eagle Grove dig I school wrestling team nnd wa prominent in other forms of ath letics The accident was Wright coun tys first traffic fatality of year Breeds Name Director DCS Moincs of the Angora Babbit Breeders associa i Dodge a director Maximum Minimum 53 At 8 a m Thursday 60 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 43 HENRY t STIMSON Says FDR Considered Attack on Jap Forces Page 2 llolstcin Show at West Union Page 4 Polio Patient Best Scholar Page 4 Jlohawfcs Beat DCS Moines for State Championship Page IS Editor Hall Heads Iowa Salvation Army Campaign IMfte 17 th ngineers had arrived at the white house with their reply to Mr Tru mans compromise wage proposal John J Pelley president of the Association of American Railroads leaded he carrier delegation Alvanley Johnston of the engi neers and A F Whitney of the trainmen told reporters Well have a statement after we see the president Earlier John R Steclman pres idential labor advisorcalled on the brotherhood officials for a final talk Before entering the Mayflower hotel suite ot A F Whitney president of the trainmens broth erhood and Alvanley Johnston head of the locomotive engineers Steelman told reporters I came to have a final talk with the gentlemen before Ihcy see the president Steelman was asked whether he carried any new proposal to the 2 brotherhoods bettering the 18A cent hourly boost offered by Mr Truman Wednesday He declined comment on this and refused to answer any other questions The white house aide called at the hotel at a m A few minutes earlier John ston and Whitney had again de clined to tell reporters what their decision will be on the 18 cent wage proposal Mr Truman had set a noon deadline for their reply A general embargo on railroad freight was readied meanwhile by the office of defense transportation for prompt use if necessary This was reported by an office defense transportation official as President Truman awaited a reply on the compromise wage proposal he offered in an attempt to stave off a walkout on the governmentseized lines The ODT official who asked not to be identified by name told a reporter The freight embargo will he ordered within a few minutes aft er the men strike if they strike to insure the movement of essen tial supplies by as many trains as may be running He also said the ODT will set up a list of commodities to which other freight carriers must give preference These orders will af fect water and motor freight car riers Additional orders probably will be issued to insure movement of essential passenger traffic by mo tor and air carriers he said Leaders of the trainmen and en gineers brotherhoods said the 18 Marengo Man Named Dean at Ellsworth Iowa Falls W H Hill of Ma rengo has been named dean Ellsworth junior college accord ing to an announcement by Supt W C Hilburn Thursday Hill succeeds E E Brand who left at the beginning of the Srd nn io2 semester to accept a position as 1 E T increase suggested instructor in Enfflish composition J iruman Wednesday niohf at Hope college in Holland Mich Sheridan R Jones member oF the faculty of the junior college has been acting dean Hill is a graduate of Merom college at Merom Ind nnd re ceived a masters degree at Indi ana university in Bloomington He has been superintendent of the Marengo school for 7 years and prior to that he was Instructor in English ant dramatics Jor 11 years The enrollment at Ellsworth junior college has been approxi mately 60 during the past year and a larger enrollment is antici pated for the coming year Churchill Rests London Churchill declined an invitation Thursday to ceremonies to accept the free dom of Eastbourne explaining that I have been advised by my doctor to rest as much as pos sible Wednesday night was unfavorable They said it would rule put any changes in present working conditions But they declined to say im mediately what their final decision would be Meanwhile t h t government alreafly running the railroads under a while house seizure order of last Friday braced Itself to make the best of thinis if the strike materializes after the 5 day truce arranged by Mr Tru man last Saturday The office ol defense transpor tation had plans already drawn to mobilize other forms of trans water and highway insure movement of essential products principally food But ODT said it intended to hold back its orders until the strike ap peared inevitable The 2 brotherhoods made it plain that their strike order issued last April before the stands for the 250 000 trainmen and engineers ;