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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 4P BSS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOLi Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 30 1 DEAD 16 HURT IN SCHOOL BLAST HOMES BOMBED IK HOLLYWOOD i MOVIE STRIKE Government Hopes to Arrange Agreement of Lewis and Mine Owners j By UNITED PRESS Two more homes of non j tsrikers were bombed in the Holly wood movie strike Wednesday 1 while at Washington the govern ment sought to avert a threatened coal mine strike Friday by getting out of the mining business Meanwhile the 44day shipping tieup on the west coast seared i settlement Federal conciliators i hoped it would end by nightfall In another major labor dispute 2 separate demands were made for J government seizure of the strike i bound Transcontinental and West ern Air Line In the soft coal dispute the gov ernment hoped to arrange an j agreement between the private mine owners and John L Lewis AFL United Mine Workers The mines have been under goyern j ment operation since they were seized to end a strike last spring j The mine operators were called into a conference at Washington Wednesday by Secretary of Inter I ior J A Krug It was believed that the government was drawing I up a settlement proposal to sub mit to the operators and to Lewis i who has threatened to nullify the j unions contract with the govern ment Friday if a wage settlement is not reached Under the unions traditional policy abrogation of the contract j would result in a strike Despite I the governments move to effect a i settlement between the private 1 operators and the miners the prospects were not brightvThey at odds during the 8 I of government operatipn UndeV the law the government 1 cannot turn the mines back to pri vale ownership until a settlement is reached At Hollywood police said the 3 bombing of 2 more homes was Smuts Plans to Take Over Africa Area take Success N Y Marshal Jan Christiaan Smut premier of South Africa told th United Nations flatly Wednesda thathe was prepared to take ove mandated southwest Africa b unilateral action if the general as sembly refused to approve his pro posal for its annexation Challenging Russias assertio that the U N charter compels th Placing of all former league of na tions mandates under the propose trusteeship system the 76 year ol South African leader declared If the assembly does not favorably the southwest Africa request for incorporation the South Africa has no other alterna tive but to continue to administe ihe territory as an integral part o the Union of South Africa He spoke as the trusteeship bat le flared again a British dec iaration disputing Russias conten tion fliat Palestine and all othe league mandates must be placei under U N trusteeship British Representative Arthur G Bottomley told the general as semblys 51nation trusteeshi committee that there is no ohli gallon under the charter to brin any territory under the trustee ship system Bottomley while not mentioning Palestine specifically said it i quite clear that a mandatory power is free to place a mandatec territory under the trusteeship system or not to do so His state ment was made in defense of the South African proposal to annex southwest Africa which So vie Ambassador Nikolai V Novikov charged last week would be a vio lation of the charter In supporting the South African proposal Britain not only dis agreed with Russia but with an other member of the British em has expressec vigorous opposition to the move to annex the mandate Bottomley spoke after Cuban Delegate Guy Perez Cisnerqs hac opposed the annexation of south west Africa on the ground that it would be a return to the danger of colonial i connected with the strike called 1 by the AFL conference of studio unions One explosion shattered the windows and splintered the front porch at the home of Paul Byrd Columbia Studios superin 4 tendent Three homes were bombed Tuesday 41 A reward was offered for the arrest of those responsible for j the bombing of a film technicians j home imperiling the lives of his 2 sleeping children In the west coast shipping strike Federal Conciliator Nathan P Feinsinger announced settlement of the dispute between the CIO i Marine Engineers and the Pacific i American Shipowners association The settlement was effected on the basis of a compromise on the un ions demand for union security The agreement must be ratified by i both union and association mem bers Feinsinger said all but a few ob stacles had been removed for set tlement of the CIO Longshore mens strike against waterfront i employes and he hoped for com plete agreement by nightfall A 3rd striking union the AFL Mas ters Mates and Pilots continued negotiations with shipowners US Urges UN to Limit Site Hunt to 4 Areas Lake Success N T United States Wednesday asked the United Nations to limit its hunt for a permanent headquar ters site to 4 York San Francisco Philadelphia and Boston The New York area would in clude the suburban Westchester Fairfield location first selected for the peace capital site by the general assembly in London last winter In the midst of the assembly discussions the Russians with drew their demand for considera tion of European sites but indi cated they would press later for a ruling that the next session of the general assembly should be held on European soil In the air line strike Mayor Fletcher Bowron of Los Angeles and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce both called for govern ment operation of the line pending settlement of the pilots strike Bowron said TWA had cancelled an order forplanes built in Los Angeles as a result of the strike Kansas City was affected adverse ly the Chamber of Commerce said because it is the air lines head quarters Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night and Thursday with little change in temperature lowest temperatures Wednesday night 1 about 20 to 25 Iowa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday little change in temperature Low Wednesday night 15 northwest to 25 southeast High Thursday 45 northwest 55 southeast Minnesota Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 44 Minimum 25 At 8 a m Wednesday 29 Heavy frost YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 29 Council Man Killed in Shooting Council Bluffs Hiatt 25 of Council Bluffs was fatally wounded early Wednesday morn ing near the Bongiorno cafe in the western section of the city Joe Bongiorno the cafe operator told Police Chief Leonard Murray in a signed statement that he shot Hiatt while the latter was trying to escape from an adjoining tour ist camp operated by Bongiornos wife Bongiorno said a waitress who lives in the tourist camp told him there was a prowler in her room who had awakened and threat ened her The cafe operator said he called police and took his gun to find the man When the prowler started to run Bongiorno began to shoot the cafe operator said More than is in vested in the U S cranberry in dustry DS PREPARING FOR ANTARCTIC MILITARY TEST Rear Admiral Byrd to Lead Expedition Into South Polar Region Washington ft The Unite States aware of Russias uneasi ness over military maneuvers i the Arctic has picked the othe end of the earth for a frigid zon test of naval ships and weapons A navy announcement givin details of the forthcoming expedi tion to the Antarctic defined it a primarily of a military nature preparatory for a possible day i the future when the navy may b called upon to operate in col weather Selection of the south Polar re gion for training navy personne and trying out ships aircraf and other paraphernalia of mod ernwar ably was tated among other things by American desires allay Russia worries ove operations in the vicinity of sovie territory assure by means of th remoteness of the area some de ree of secrecy for the tests However the expedition unde he technical direction of seasonec solar explorer Rear Adm Richarc E Byrd will not be withou neighbors Byrd told a news conference Tuesday that the Russians have announced an Antarctic expedi we dont have much nformation about it In addi ion a British expedition which went into the area 2 years ago may still have personnel in An arctica The British base however is miles from the probable headquarters for the venture old location of the 19S9i 941 Byrd expedition in the Ross ea which faces toward Neiv Zea and Naval officials were cautious n replying to questions about lay ng formal claim to territory Said Hce Admiral Forrest Sherman eputy chief of naval operations The primary purpose of the ex edition is to train naval units and any effects these operations might have on the balance of con icting claims to territories will e incidental only The question of whether rna erial for atomic be sought bounced round a bit in the new confer nce Byrd declared that any state ment that this is a uranium race s not correct Uranium is a nu ear fission But the admiral added we fill investigate all minerals and uranium happens to be one of minerals He previously ad said he did not know of the resence of uranium in Antarctica ut commented that Jjie continent rich in various minerals 5ally Rand Takes Fans nd GString to Court Los Angeles Rand jok her fans and Gstring to ourt Wednesday to prove she was rtistically attired when she was rrested for indecency The 42yearold blond striptease as arrested Oct 31 by Sgt W Madden who said she was earing only talcum powder and ie li by 3i inch fleshcolored string Madden said he sat through the ntire performance in line of uty and saw nothing but Miss and behind her freelywaving ns She was arraigned between per rrnances on charges of taking art in a show which tended to irrupt morals then went back to Mil her fouraday engagement The dancer refused to produce e Gstring for evidence I was wearing it but I abso tely refuse to give it up she id It was my usual full cos me j PLAN GREATEST POLAR TASK FORCEPlanning what will probably btone of the largest polar task forces ever assembled by the U S Navy Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd polar hero and veteran explorer is shown at Washington conferring with Capt Richard H Cruzen who will be task force commander and Vice Admiral Forrest P Sherman Deputy Chief of Naval Operations The expedition Operations High Jump of which Adm Byrd will have overall charge will depart early in Decem ber for a10000 mile dash to the Antarctic to conduct a series of exercises of a military nature Army Vehicles Buck Snow to Rescue Families Livestock Plan to Fly Hay to BIDAULT GROUP Resignations Due When French Assembly Meets Paris UR The threepartj oalition government of Prime Minister Georges Bidault decidec Wednesday to resign when the reach national assembly meets fov 26 S The resignation is a result ol ast Sundays election and will be he first formal step toward for mulation of a new government in the resigning overnment are the popular re ublicans communists and ocialists In the election the communists ecame the strongest single party urpassing the MRP headed by 3idault Extensive socialist losses veakened the communistSocialist loc in the assembly giving it ontrol of 46 per cent of the vot ng power iruman to Invite GOP eaders to Conferences Washington UR President ruraan will follow up his pro osal to cooperate vith the re ublican congress by inviting OP leaders to participate in his weekly legislative conferences it fas reported Wednesday A high administration official aid Mr Truman had that in mind onday when he told a news con erence he wanted to cooperate i t h the republicancontrolled ongress in shaping the nations ourse during the 2 remaining ears of hiS term Since his elevation to the white ouse it has been Mr Trumans ustom while congress is in ses on to hold Monday morning con rences almost weekly with his emocratic congressional leaders Trucker Fined Fort Dodge Judge enry N Graven fined Walter apper Webster City trucker 480 Tuesday when he pleaded lilty in federal district court to larges of violating interstate mmerce regulations Cattle and Sheep After Blizzard in Colorado Denver Colo ve hicles bucked huge Wednesday to get food to hun dreds of families and thousands of head of livestock as Red Cross headquarters was set up to relieve the suffering caused by south easteYn Colorados worst blizzard in years Planes stood by to fly hay to snowbound cattle and sheep which could not be reached by army weasels trucks and bulldozers that plowed into drifts some of them 10 to 18 feet high Fair skies were forecast for Wednesdays rescue efforts The weather bureau reported a foot deep blanket of snow over most of the area 4 days after snow stopped falling in the weeklong alizzard which has claimed 15 lives The Red Cross established head quarters at Colorado Springs to coordinate relief activities A 7plane reconnaisance mis sion from Colorado Springs dis covered many families in need of ood and fuel in the Edison dis trict 50 miles southeast of there Five C47 army transport planes xom Lowry field flew hay to a herd of 10000 cattle reported frozen in their tracks in 3 feet of snow in Lincoln county An other cargo plane dropped hay to starving antelope in that county Crowley county agent said cattle losses in the Ordway area probably would not exceed 3 or 4 per cent but would have been much higher without this outside equipment Unique Hunting Holland fP Farmer Eilei Pruis claims rare versatility fp his cornpicking machine The picker this week scoope up a red fox and held it captiv in the machines feeding drai chains Pruis collected a count bounty on the fox Russia Begins Largest emobilization Move Moscow Star an lounced Wednesday that demobi ization of the largest group of oldiers and noncommissioned fficers yet released from the So army had begun Exact fig res were not In the next 2 months the rmy newspaper said thousands f our fighting comrades who ave fulfilled their military duties return to peaceful creative abor7 Des Moines Police Arrest Youth Gang Des Moines Moine police Wednesday announced th arrest of a gang of youthfu hoodlums who they said had ad mitted a series of burglaries ant robberies in Polk county and th surrounding area over a perioi of about two months Detective Chief Paul Castellin termed the gang 10 of whom wer held in jail here and another a Waterloo the biggest youth thef ring he can remember in Poll county The youths ranged in agi from 14 to 19 Included in the long list o crimes attributed to members o the gang by police were 14 break ins in Des Moines Altoona am the vicinity of Pleasantville Also admitted by the youthfu hoodlums police said was thi theft andwrecking of an automo bile here and the damaging o three other automobiles Has 25th Baby in 35 Years Out of Names Lamesa Texas Ber nardino Lopez who has given birth to 25 children in the last 33 years complained Wednesday tha she was running out of names for her offspring Mrs Lopez was a slender girl o 11 and Lopez was 13 when they married at Uvalde Texas in 1913 Both had come there from Mont erey Mexico Their first child was 3orn a year later The eightpound gir Sunday Mrs Lopez now 43 and plump said she named her new baby Sunday after her birthday be cause she and Lopez couldni hink of anything else Twelve of heir children are living All 25 were born singly Premature Birth for Ann Hollywood Star Ann Miller was reported out of danger Wednesday after the pre mature birth of a baby girl who lied a few hours later Economists See Price Leveling Off After 5 Per Cent Hike in Living Costs Washington While the collapse of OPAs price barriers will jack living costs up a few percentage points government economists insisted Wednesday it also vill 1 DtJay any business recession and 2 Help President Truman bal ance the federal budget Despite widespread reports of surging prices these economists predicted the general cost of liv ing level will not climb more than 5 per cent and probably not that much before stabilizing That compares with a 128 per cent rise between VJday and midSeptemebr before OPAs decontrol movement went into high a 447 per cent rise since this country went to war The 5 per cent guess made by one OPA economist was consid ered too high by some other gov ernment experts interviewed Wednesday The average price of goods sold over the counter might go up that much they said but if rents and such services as laun dry cleaning and repairs hold rea sonably steady the average cost of housing clothing and feeding a family wont jump that far However small the comfort may be to consumers who Tuesday saw some soap go up 3 cents for a small cake the bigger flow of dol lars going into the businessmans till will increase the governments tax revenue One official who preferred to make his predictions anonymously said it definitely improves the chances that Mr Truman will make good on balancing his 000000000 budget for the fiscal year ending next June 30 It wont happen in just the way Mr Truman wanted it to how ever His aim was to cut federal spending and thus make the gov ernment stop its inflationary course of pouring out more money than it takes in This effort will go especially with a republican con gress bent on cutting government costs But now there will be ad ditional inflation anyway which in turn will produce more tax rev enues which in turn will help the administration make ends meet Even if the new congress cuts tax rates as some GOP leaders proposed to do the chances of balance are still good the official insisted For one reason a tax cut would not be felt in reduced rev enues for some time after the new rate begins for another when na tional income rises federal rev enue goes up in direct proportion but federal expenses do not On the score of a business turn down which many economists and others have predicted for next year authorities say Satur days decontrol order is virtually certain to delay it They reason that so long as price trends are strong merchants will tend to lay in more inventory and keep fac tory wheels turning However the consensus is that the death of price control will make a recession more likely to come ultimately With prices of building materials going up build ers are likely to delay starting of new homes and buildings There the construction industry may not be ready to go at full speed in keeping payrolls and em ployment high when factory ac tivity slopes off Iowa Pastors Join Move on Birth Control DCS Moines resolution advocating the extension Planned parenthood methods fo the and security of thi family has been signed by 10 Iowa ministers who joined 3201 American clergymen in signinj the document The resolution urges the inclu sion of planned parenthood serv ices at hospitals and other hcalti and welfare agencies It would sanction child spacing advice an assistance by professional staf members Dr Harry H Kalas executiv secretary of the Iowa interchurcl council said the 3200 signers cal upon profestant and Jewish clergymen to exercise a funda mental democratic right and urgi that childspacing services in made available to all who desiri them The list of Iowa signers wa made public Tuesday by th planned parenthood committee o Des Moines Clergymen and social worker accept the principle that health and welladjusted parents shouli have their full quota of children Dr Kalas said However he said we mus agree with the resolution of th clergy that it is a true expression of the religious principle to plan the coming of children thereby insuring the mothers health and assuring future welfare for the family Iowa signers included Dr Arolc Gamble Ames president of thi Iowa interchurch council and Dr Gilbert W Cox Waterloo chair man of the Christian Social Ac tion committee of the interchurch council Dr C Vin White Dubuque dean of the Bible college of the Univer sity of Dubuque was listed among the signers Other Iowa signers included Doctor R C Helfenstein Masoi City WYflTT PONDERS CONGRESS PLEA Battle With RFC in Complete Disagreement Washington loan bat tle with RFC in complete dis agreement Wilson Wyatt Wed nesday pondered an appeal to the new republicandominated con gress for federal help in financing rental housing projects An assistant to the housirig ex pediter said such an appeal is under study as part of Wyalts quest for new devices to pro vide rental homes and apartments and offset the expected rise in building costs It is possible that some new aids to private financing may be asked either as an amendment to he pending general housing bill or as separate legislation Wyatt will await reports on cost rends before taking action it was stated Some housing officials be ieve however that the present sales price limit on homes may lave to be increased from o as a result of Satur days general abolition of price and wage ceilings This would put many home be md the reach of veterans pocket jpoks and housing agency of icials believe would necessitate a drive for more rental accom modations Western Airlines Plane Missing With 11 Persons Burbank Cal Western Airlines plane with eight pas engers and a crew of three aboard was missing Wednesday apparently in the snow swept mountains north of here The twomotored Douglas DC3 nbound to the terminal here from Salt Lake City was last reported t a m Pacific Standard imb when the pilot informed he control tower by radio that he vas bringing the craft down for landing He was over Newhall n the upper fringe of the San ernando Valley at 9000 feet A Western Airlines spokesman aid the plane had enough gas to emain aloft only until 7 a m lay County Sheriff ies of Heart Attack Spencer Fred E rickson 54 who had served in hat office 18 years and was re jected last week collapsed and ied Wednesday of a heart attack e would have been 55 on Nov j The sheriff had been at his of ce as usual Wednesday morning hortly after he arrived home for inch he was stricken and died uickly He had been in ill health irinR the summer but apparently as well Wednesday 260 PUPILS IN BUILDING WHEN BOILER BURSTS Explosion Rips Off Roof and Wall of 2 Story Michigan School Baroda Mich child was killed and at least 16 others injured Wednesday when a boiler explosion wrecked a section of a consolidated school at this little western Michigan fruit belt com munity Walter Kuppcl 13 died in a St Joseph Mich hospital less than 3 hours after the blast ripped off one wall and the roof of the 2 story building An estimated 260 pupils were in the building when the explosion occurred but the school superin tendent said all have now been accounted for as far as we can ascertain Twelve of the students were hospitalized with serious injuries including crushed and fractured arms and legs but none was re ported in critical condition The explosion occurred while one of the victims 16yearold Eldon Nitz fired the basement boiler shortly before noon during the absence of the school janitor his uncle on a hunting trip The west wall of the 2story building was destroyed and the roof caved in on the 7th grade classroom where the victims were seated The teacher Mirka Spacek es caped with minor injuries Although a number of the vic tims suffered from flash burns the building did not catch fire Nels Erickson a telephone re pairman said he visited the scene and watched rescuers pull 17 chil dren from the debris The blast occurred in the base ment of the2 story building He said2 classrooms for 5th and ffth grade students and junior high school pupils were demolished Erickson said the school enroll mentnumbers from 175 to 200 students but that the number in the 2 classrooms was probably 40 to 50 The school has students from primary grades through high school Erickson added The explosion occurred about a m he said Ah attendant at St Joseph san itarium said between 30 and 40 children were taken there and that the hospital was told to prepare Tor 75 Many of them were treated jnly for shock and minor injuries however Operator Florence Rulkowske said she had been directed to sum mon all available ambulances from surrounding communities and that she was further ordered to make reservations in a lot of lospitals Only 3 injured children had Deen taken to Mercy hospital by p m but Miss Sue Borden superintendent said they are just beginning to bring them in now At least 10 others were still in he basement and Sheriff Erwin ubath called for fire masks to light gas fumes in the rescue work Miss Borden said the 3 were more frightened than hurt suf ering only from minor burns and ruises Others injured were reported taken to the St Joseph sanitarium and to the Pawating hospital in Niles Worker Is 8th Auto Fatality in Dubuque Dubuque 8th auto fa tality in Dubuque in 1946 oc curred Tuesday night when George Augmeyer 64 a packing louse worker died 3 hours after le was struck by an auto which Police Chief Joseph H Strub said was driven by Lester Marlow 26 Police did not hold the driver who said he was blinded by the ights of another automobile and other witnesses said Augmeyer entered the street from the shadows of a parked automobile 1 Dead in California Snow and Flood Los Angeles death and mmerous injuries were blamed Wednesday on the seasons first ig storm as heavy snows ma rooned scores on mountain roads loodwaters closed highways and jridges and in some lowland areas hreatened to lap into houses After a few hours light sprink ing during the night the rain esumed with force Wednesday nd the weather bureau ordered torm warnings continued along he Pacific from San Diego to oint Conception north cf Santa Barbara predicting southeast vinds occasionally reaching 50 to 0 miles per hour ;