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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1945, Mason City, Iowa of NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL m Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wire Five Cenls a Copy SEEK KIDNAPERS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29 1945 This Paper Consists of Two One NO UNEMPLOYMENT IS MUCH LESS THAN EXPECTED Truman Says Job of Reconversion Is Far Ahead of Schedule Washington IP President Truman said Thursday that the administration has not been asleep on the job of reconversion in fact that its program is far ahead ol schedule The president made this com ment at a news conference in re leasing a formal statement dealing the first 100 days of recon version progress In his statement the president said that unemployment is far less than had been expected that the job of reconverting war plants is virtually completed and that time lost through work stoppages since August is only 076 1 per cent of the total working time available While the president in his statement spoke cheerfully what has been accomplished he declared that inflationary pres sures are still great and danger signals pointing to a further build ing up through winter and spring are the rise of real estate whole sale and raw materials prices We must continue to hold the line he declared upsurge of strikes since VJ Day Mr Tru man attributed this in part to the fact that all parties held their grievances in check during the war and observed the nostrike pledge The president said The great part of the layoffs from war plants has now been completed except in the ship yards and to tal employment has not returned to the VJ Day level and is ex pected to continue to rise He said this has happened despite the fact that during the first100days 3500000 men and women have been demobilized and the demo bilization rate has been stepped up to 50000 a day The job of reconverting plants is virtually completed with 93 per cent of all plants being cleared for peace work in 60 days or less after request twothirds the group within 40 days or less He said worth of war con tracts had been cancelled since the surrender of Japan Of the 122000 war contracts cancelled since then he said approximately onethird have been settled GENERAL IKE RAPS FRENCH Frankfurt Germany Eisenhower in a report released here Thursday criticized the T French government for at an ing the allied control council and urged early establishment of cen PATROLMAN TWOYEAROLD LEFTIN 2vtarold boy plays happily after he was left at a nursery in Chicago by a woman who failed to return for him Oscar Casey Jones o4 Waterloo said he believes the child is his son Casey Jones AP Wirephoto Find Mystery Tots Mother n C0nnection with alleged abandonment of a 2yaroldcnw Police arrested Mrs Jones Wednesday after Mrs Charles K Eld ridjrcj operator of a nursery reported that a woman who said she 3 the ChiW Dennis Casey Jones to return for support of the boy An automobile mechanic said Wednesday in Waterloo that he believed the child was his son but that he did not know the whereabouts of his former wife Mrs Alma Jones The mechanic Oscar Casey Jones 34 said he was divorced July 18 1944 Police quoted Misi Jones a3 saying she had been unable to find work immediately but that she had not returned to Mrs Eld ridges because of illness She had not left an address with Mrs Eidridge The child is being cared for at St Vincents orphanage Graf ton Lutheran Church Is Rural Religion Parleys Host 200 at AllDay Session Mason City Minister Is Speaker at Institute Grafton Emmanuel Lutheran church here and its pastor the Rev S M Becker played host Wednesday 200 parish H1 a wide chureh tral German administrative ma chinery Summ arizing the situation in Germany in October before he left o become chief of staff of the V S army Eisenhower cifetj the potential dangers of unrest and disease this winter He declared however there was no immediate emergency in the American and British zones as long as current rations can be maintained release followed by a day th white house disclosure of a report to President Truman by Byron price former censorship director blaming France for most of the occupation difficulties North Dakota Fetes Bonus Thanksgiving Bismarck N Dak Dakota celebrated a bonus Thanksgiving Thursday Legislators had decided the legal holiday should be observed on the last Thursday in Novem ber In the same law it was de creed that any day proclaimed as Thanksgiving by either or both the president and the governor also is a legal holiday President Truman chose Nov 22 The high spiritual tone for the days program was set in the opening presentation of the fore noon by the Rev A N Rogness of Trinity Lutheran church Ma son City Following him on the program was President C H Becker of Wartburg college Waverly broth er of the local pastor speaking on Happy Family Life The afternoon program follow ing a luncheon served in the com modious basement ot the church was opened with an address by the Hev H W Siefkes president of the Iowa district the Ameri can Lutheran church his subject being Rural Evangelism Prof W H Stacy Iowa State college extension sociologist talked next and led a panel designed o develop the part of the rural church in community life He paid high tribute io both the physical plant and the service program of the local church After a dinner served by wom en of the church the evening program opened with community singing and piano numbers by Margaret Fritschel of Thornton a student at Wartburg The address of the evening was by W Earl Hall GlobeGazette managing editor speaking on world affairs relating to peace and war The showing of a re ligious film The Power of God brought the days program close to a Both our church and commun ity have been definitely inspired and uplifted by this successful in stitute the Rev Mr Becker ob served Incidentally Mr Becker is one of five preacher sons of a preacher faiher Three of the five were present here Wednesday Pioneer Dies Woodward Michael Wes ley Siglin 95 died at his home here Wednesday He was Dallas countys oldest resident PACKINGHOUSE TO HOLD VOTE Employes of the Jacob E Decker and Sons Packing plant will join with more than 100000 members of the United Pack inghouse Workers of America Friday in deciding whether they will call a nationwide strike to support their wage increase de mands The CIO union is taking a strike vote under supervision of the National Labor Relations board and voting will proceed throughout the day here from 6 a m until 8 p m The union is asking a 25centanhour wage increase throughout the industry Although workers may vote to strike a walkout may not be called immediately according to union officials since negotiations still are in progress with packing houses throughout the country Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and Thursday night with lowest temperature near freezing Fri day increasing cloudiness and warmer Iowa Clearing and fair and warmer west Thursday fair Thursday night and Friday Slightly colder in east Thursday night Warmer entire state Fri day Minnesota Mostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Occa sional light snow northeast and extreme north portions Warm er south and west portions Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 34 Minimum 29 At 8 a m Thursday 29 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum ig Precipitation 06 Snow l inch National Safety Council Warns of Death Toll Rise Chicago h e National Safety Council citing a rapidly in creasing traffic death toll warned Thursday that this country is paying an inflationary price in human life for the privilege of in dulging in a postwar traffic spree Traffic accidents are getting out of control it said In Iowa the highway death toll is 2t higher than the correspond ing present date of last year state figures revealed The increase in Iowa has taken place entirely since the lifting of the gasoline ration ing The national council reported that traffic deaths throughout the nation went up 53 per cent in Oc tober over the same month a year ago and said that the toll for the first 10 months of the year was 14 per cent higher than in The October national death toll of 3440 compares with a total of 3303 dead and missing in the at tack on Pearl Harbor The nation becomes properly alarmed over Pearl Harbor infla tion or almost anything else that results in excessive loss of life or money Ned H Dearborn coun cil president said But it accepts with a shrug ot the shoulder and an amazing complacency an acci dent toll that is a disgrace to a civilized country It is time Dearborn said for pedestrians to behave like sen sible adults and for drivers to quit using their warworn cars as if they were on a kamikaze mis sion Reports from 343 cities showed only G4 with a decrease in traffic accidents over October of last year Eightyseven reported increases and 192 no change For 10month period the council said 117 cities indicated increases 160 decreases aud 66 no change The largest cities reporting few er traffic deaths this year than last included Buffalo N Y Boston Houston Tex Columbus Ohio Birmingham Ala and Philadel phia Tulsa Okla with a population of 1550QO was the biggest city with a perfect no accident record during October Second largest was Yonkers N Y followed by Wilmington Del The council said that only 54 cities in the nation had perfect records for the entire 10month period Largest of these with an estimated 65400 population was Evariston 111 second and third respectively were Mcdford Mass and LynchburE Va GMJPresident Offers Conference on Strike Auto Leader Hits Illegal Picketing Detroit E Wilson pres ident of General Motors said Thursday the corporation has of fered to meet with federal con ciliators todiscuss the strike of CIO United Automobile Workers wkich has made 225000 G M em ployes idle He reiterated however that General Motors would not resume negotiations with the union on the strikers demands for a 3D per cent wage increase unless what he described as illegal picketing ceased and the union modifies its wage demand Meanwhile 2 CIO unions in 2 ba sic and automo at grips with manage ment Thursday over postwar pay increases As the CIO United Automobile Workers strike against General Motors Corp went into its 10th day officials of Hie United Steel Workers held authority to call a walkout to the unions Although there was nothing to indicate a strike be called soon steehvorkers balloting in the largest poll ever conducted by the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday favored a strike near ly 5 to 1 Many thousands among the 650000 eligible workmen in 766 plants did not vote Unofficial incomplete returns from 27 states showed these re sults For a strike 342125 Settlement of a strike of textile in Maine cut thetotal of idle in labor disputes by 7000 but more than 530000 workers re mained off the job The biggest factor in keeping the total so high was the General Motors strike id ling 225000 and stalling produc tion in more than 70 plants Meanwhile the Ford Motor company seeking what it called company security proposed that it be allowed to deduct from union dues collected under the check off system for each day any union member is off the job in an unauthorized strike Richard T Leonard UAWCIO Ford director opposed this pro posal saying financial respon sibility would be a serious menace to the life of the union We can not put that weapon in anyones hands However Leonard said the union would permit discharge in extreme cases of workers in volved in wildcat strikes and longer layoff penalties in others Maines biggest labor dispute since 1936 tvas virtually settled Thursday with 7000 CIO textile workers returning to 6 cotton mills after ratifyingcontract agree ments Previously 2800 workers at two other mills had returned leaving only 1 mill employing 200 workers idle Governor Gates of Indiana has been called upbn to intervene in the CIO store workers dispute with Montgomery Ward and com pany Wards Chairman Sewell Avery telegraphed Gates that the unionists had closed the com panys Anderson Ind retail store in violation of the law and asked the governor to restore and maintain law and order 13 Persons Drowned in India Tidal Wave Bombay persons were drowned Thursday by a tidal wave which swept the beaches at Bombay The tidal wave was believed to be the result the earthquake re ported Wednesday somewhere at sea To National Group DCS aroints Lav erty Indianola and Irene Upton Burlington Wednesday were named members of the National Rural Youth committee of the American Farm Bureau Federa tion Strike Picture At a Glance 540000 Workers Idle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 540000 workers are idle in the nations labor disputes Major developments steelworkers seeking pay raise vote strike au officials hopeful that CIO auto n5 ifS Molors wiu resume negotiations of wage dispute that has stalled production in 70 GM plants CIO textile workers return to G Maine cotton mills after signing contract with operators Marshall Carries Big Powers to New China Post Connally Urges Inquiry Into Charges Washington broad powers Gen George C Marshall sped preparations Thurs day for a quick flight to China as his predecessors explosive resig nation headed for au airing on capitol hill Chairman Tex of the senalefoteigii committee Hurley ana Secretary of Stale James F Byrnes before a closed door session perhaps Monday The purpose Connally said will be an informal discussion of Hur leys contention that he had been crossed up as ambassador to China by subordinates both in the state department and at Chungking Connally stressed however that he has no intention ordering any such fulldress hearing as Senator Wherry R Kebr de manded in a bitter senate speech late Wednesday This would have covered just about everything connected with the state depart ment the Atlantic charter and the Potsdam big 3 agreement It appeared meanwhile that Marshall might get off for Chung king sometime Thursday As personal representative of President Truman and retaining his 5star general of the army rank Marshall will be able to ex ercise virtually unlimited author ity over American personnel both military and diplomatic The former army chief of staff has the absolute backing of Mr Truman and observers agree that anyone who fails to do what Mar shall seriously wants done might very well find himself packing his bags for home Hurleys tartlyworded resigna tion echoed in both wings ol the capitol Wednesday climaxed by Wherrys speech in the senate The Nebrasfcan told his col leagues that the action of some foreign service personnel in the far east as described by Hurley skirts the very edge of treason He referred Wherry said to Hurleys contention that the professional foreign service men sided with the Chinese commu nist armed party and the imper ialistic bloc ot nations whose pol icjit was to keep China divided against herself Wherry demanded How are we going to ensure security to the other 70 nations of the earth which are now toss ing on the flood tides of chaos unless we act to retain control of our own government and our own policies before it is too late Then he introduced his resolu tion for an allout investigation of the state departments policies operations administration and personnel Iowa Officer Killed in Airplane Crash Golflsboro N Car Officer Lester W Tinnes 22 hus band of Mrs Willa Ross Tinnes of Keota Iowa was killed Wednes day when the singleengined fight er plane he was piloting crashed near Mt Olive N Car Col Ivan H McElroy command ing officer of Seymour Johnson field where Tinnes was based said he was on a routine mission Howells previous this point Witness Tale Under Fire in Klatt Trial Fort Judge Paul M McCoid sternly ordered a prosecution witness Thursday to answer the questions or defense attorneys as they sought to break down the story the boy iolcl in the 2nd degree murder trial ot Carl Klatt 33 Jack Howell 17 Eagle Grove testifying about alleged mistreat ment of Ronald Miller 17 year old inmate at the Eldora slate training school ana for whose death there Klatt a former guard is on trial refused to answer a question on cross examination about how long it was after Miller was taken to the disciplinary coal pile before he collapsed Defense Attorney Tom Healy had pointed out a difference in testimony on The Judge rapped outanorder for Howeirto answer the question and also toanswer alrother ques tions of the attorneys Oh cross examination defense attorneys forced Ho well also a former inmate to admit he had been assigned to disciplinary work on numerous occasions at the school before his parole The boy told the district court jury that Miller appeared to be unconscious as he lay on the floor of the state training school hospi tal where inmates had carried him following his collapse at the coal pile Previous witnesses had told of an alleged beating given Miller by Klatt and other purported mis treatment before the youth was put to work in the hot sun at the coal pile Howell quoted Klatt as saying after Millers collapse that he ap peared to be faking Healy showed Howell a signed statement allegedly given a grand jury by Howell in which Howell was quoted as saying he heard Miller collapsed on the coal pile but that he Howcll was not there at the time The state strongly objected to this as a trick question and at torneys for both sides the witness and the judge all began talking at once Judge McCoid raised his voice and ordered lets have only one speak at a time THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation IOWA IS DUMPED OUT NEAR HARTLEY 2 Men and Woman Handcuff Patrolman to School House Stove Denisoii slate highway patrolman who was kidnaped Wednesday night by 2 men and a blond woman freed himself early Thursday by picking io pieces a country school house stove to which they chained him with his handcuffs The officer Patrolman John Mahnke 30 was returned here sliorlly before noon from the vi cinity of Hartley Iowa 90 inilcs north of here He had summoned aid by telephone from a farm house after freeing himself Ho said he struggled for nearly 7 hours in the cold school build ing located 5 miles north and 3 miles east of Hartley Before forcing their way into the school arid chaining him to the stove Mahnke said he had ridden about 5 hours in the back seat of 2 auto mobiles while one of the men and the woman alternated in keeping a gun pointed at him Sgt A Sterling in charge oC the patrol detail here quoted Mahnke as saying the woman kept him cfivered with his own gun while the man held a German Luger pistolpointed at his head They were not amateurs by any ifieans Slerzinr said They were smart operators who knew exactly what to do For Instance before leaving him in the school house they wiped their finger nrinls off the handcuffs and Mahnkes belt and everything else that might show Stqfzing said he sent Mahnke home to bed immediately after bis return iiere in pretty bad shape from nervous exhaustion and needed a good rest the sergeant said Mahnke told Sterzing that his captors were not rough with him He said much of the conversation dealt with releasing him before they crossed a state line in an effort to avert violation of the federal kidnaping laws The sergeant related that Mahnke said that the palrol car in vhich he originally was taken captive was abandoned in a corn field 5 miles southwest of Dem son and that he then was trans ferred to a green Hudson with Il linois licenses This was the car in which the kidnapers accompanied by a woman were sitting on a Denison street when Mahnke accosted them Wednesday evening The officer was forced at gun point to enter the patrol car and the 2 men got into it and drove off The woman drove the Hud son Mahnke said until the patrol car was abandoned Sterzing said he thought the kidnapers remained in the vicin ily of Hartley some DO miles north of here We think theyre the ones who have pulled some recent rob beries in northwest Iowa the sergeant said Asked whether he thought the trio were the same Z men and a woman who have figured in sev eral jeivcl robberies in other scc tirfns of the state Slerzing said they didnt fit the description of those 3 2 onTher HospiMffS FEDERAL CORN RATES HIGHER List Loan Rates in North Iowa Counties DCS Jloines feder al corn loan rates for the 1945 46 loan program will be 3 cents a bushel higher than last year in all counties A J Loveland stale director of the Iowa production and marketing administration announced Thursday lie said the rates will vary as usual amoiiff the different coun ties and will range from 91 cents in the northwestern part of loiva to m cents in the southeastern part of the state Loans will be made through the Commodity Credit corpora tion at county AAA offices where farmers may obtain details the program Loveland said Rates in the various counties included 94 cents Fayette Winneshiek and Tama 93 cents Hardin Franklin ler Chickasaw Howard Mitchell Worth and Winnebago 92 cents Hamilton Wright Humboldt Palo Alto Kossuth Hancock Cerro Gordo Floyd and Emmet ;