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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1945, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HlSTony ARCHIVES OC3 KOINES IA Associated Pica and United ftes Full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy Latest College FOOTBALL RESULTS Iowa Indiana Final Minnesota Northwestern Ohio State Purdue Wisconsin Illinois Iowa State Nebraska Notre Dame Pittsburgh Settlement of Power Strike in Michigan Appears Near By UNITED PRESS A strikeof Michigan utilities workers appeared near the end Sat nnn Doubles arosajjs strikers cut off service to near 1m fuests the Palmer House hotel at Chicago fnVJinn ifftft r SrlHe vlcl1 gas and electricity service for 2000000 persons m Michigan will be ended if a compromise wage proposal is accepted by local unions of the striking utility workers A unanimous vote by the Battle Creek local for accepting the settlement plan gave the first Indication of the unions rankand fue sentiment toward the approved by union officers REBELSTIGHTEN GRASP ON RULE QFVENEZUEIA Unseat President in Bloody Uprising 50 Dead100 Wounded Caracas Venezuela IF A evolutionary junta tightened its rip on oilrich Venezuela Satur day after unseating President saias Medina Angarita in a bloody iprising which cost 50 lives and ift 100 wounded The 7man junta which prompt y promised a general election by lirect secret vote announced it vould follow a prodemocratic folicy The junta came into power ifter young army officers rang ng from the rank of major down Fight Still on Panama Panama lictory radio announcements indi ated that fighting still continued Saturday in Venezuela where evolutionists led by a group of oung officers claimed to be in lossession of the capital cily Caracas At Chicago the Palmer Houses service was paralyzed after 55 ele vator operators struck in a wage dispute Bellhops maids waiters cooks arid other workers then re fused to cross the picket lines Union officials said the strike might spfead to other hotels if a settlement is not reached quick Other hotels threatened in clude the Bismarck the Sherman and the Ambassador hotels east and west jSome of the 3782 guests inthe Palrher House were stranded in upper floors building valor service was cut off Assistant managers and other supervisory employes managed to keep some elevators in operation The strikers were members of the Elevator Operators and Start ers union They sought wage increases of from 50 to 60 per cent over their present scale monthly Gov Harry F Kelly announced lansing Mich that onion leaders had express willingness to accept a mediation boards recom mended wage boost in the dispute which for 2 days threatened to cut off gas and electric power from 2000000 Michigan residents Acceptance of the proposal de i pended on ratification of local unions Saturday Kelly said that if it were ratified the 2400 strik ers probably would go back to work at once The locals previous ly had turned down the same offer however Some 423000 workers were still away from their jobs over the nation Saturday but the figure was me lowest since Sept 24 when labor troubles idled 312000 iri Washington and Detroit there were indications that labor and management might soon become somewhat reconciled to peace time working conditions In Detroit the foundation for compromise of its 30 per cent wage increase demand for the entire automobile industry was laid by the United Auto Workers union After initial talks with General Motors officials TJAW Vice President Walter Reuther said he had backed a condition al compromise At Washington President Tra man met in special session with his cabinet to discuss new wage price machinery in hopes of end ing labor controversies threaten ing reconversion It was believed that Mr Truman had won con sent of high administration chief tains fp support a substantial basic wage increase A strike vote will be taken next Wednesday among United Auto Workers in General Motors plants and Chrysler company workers will be polled the following day on the question of striking to bolster demands for higher wages Other strike developments A petition was filed with the national labor relations board by the UAW for a strike vote at the KelseyHayes Wheel company De operation only 10 days rebelled against the Andinos a vestern military clique which lad dominated national ptUtics for a century Bogota dispatches said the An dinos still claimed control of the vestern states of Tachira Merida and Trujillo Whether these states possessed sufficient armed strength to threaten a counter revolution was Called conjec tural Persons with a knowledge of Venezuelan politics predicted he Andinos will never voluntar strike made idle 50000 auto industry employes A movieindustry spokesman said in Hollywood that Saturdays negotiations must break the 7 month movie strike or an appeal must be made to President Tru man to take over the studios Ne gotiations he said were stalled on the question of settling jurisdic tional disputes before or after re turn of AFL strikers to work Shipping operations neared nor mal in New York harbor with re turn to their jobs of insurgent longshoremen still determined to oust Joseph P Ryan as presiden of the International Longshore mens association An in surgent leader a reporter and a cameraman both of the New York Post were beaten in a fight stopped by police A strike of 1000 warehousemen members of the longshoremens union began Fri day over wages in the port of Houston Texl curtailing shipping there Normal production of steel ap peared near as some 205000 soft coal miners prepared to return to eastern coal pits Monday The miners members of the Unitec Mine Workers had been on strike 26 days The walkout was callec off although the UMW failed to win recognition of an affiliates foremens group A long standing dispute between Montgomery Ward and company and the CIO United Mail Order Warehouse and Retail Employes union was resumed after the army seized company properties in 7 cities to private control at mid night Thursday Cracks Record Southampton England fF The new United States aircraft carrier Lake Champlain docked a Southampton Saturday after wha its captain Logan C Baznsey saic was a record run of 4 days 11 hours and 26 minutes for the 3135 mile trip from Norfolk Va Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS Labor troubles kept 423000 American workers in idleness Satur day but this figure was the lowest since Sept 27 and the reconversion labor scene showed faint signs of clearing Latest strike news locals of the Utility Workers council CCIO were to vote Saturday on whether to accept a mediation wage pro posal and end a walkout of 2400 which threatened gas and power fiow to 2200000 consumers MOTION industry spokesman said that film stu dies find their only recourse in an appeal to President Truman to take over the studios unless Saturdays negotiations broke the 7 month AFL jurisdictional strike in Hollywood operations returned to New York har bor after the end of an 18day strike among AFL longshoremen mark ed Friday by the beating of an insurgent group leader and 2 news papermen soft coal miners in 6 eastern states were ready t return to the pits Monday on orders of President John L Lewis of th United Mine Workers Steel production stymied by the 26day coa strike was reaching normal again of an independent bus driver union called a strike for midnight Saturday threatening to cut com muter service in Souh Hudson county N J and strand 25000 riders On the west coast the Pacific Greyhound bus drivers walkout con tinued operations In 5 northwest states remained tie up as 61000 AFL lumbermen stayed off work for higher wages aiASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 1945 Gl RETURN NEARS NO 10 MARK ily back r Me din a G eni Eleazar Lopez president who had announced his candidacy for the 194651 presi dency reported under arrest and scheduled to face a swift trial Bogota advices quoting Cara cas radio said the trial would be on charges of graft and fraud They added that the former gov ernment leaders would be given an opportunity to explain the source of their fortunes publicly A state of siege existed in Cara cas which had been isolated from the rest of Venezuela Newspapers were censored radio stations closed transport paralyzed and electric current shut off Reinforcements from insurgent held Maracay 30 miles east of the capital were reported enroute to restore order Thousands of arm Medina governmentfell Advices from Bogota from Bogota said Goodsell said the Rumulos GaUegos noted author wounds rather than was consuiered the juntas likely had caused his death was held to speed identification Bogota dispatches said the to the air and announced that the junta would maintain permanent relations with all countries es pecially the United States Brit ILL VETERAN GETS PICTURE OF BABYWilliam Joseph Morrow above 21year old sailor trom Atlanta Ga critically ill at Brooklyn navy hospital looks at picture of his baby daughter made by the AtlantaConstitution Atlanta Ga and sent to New York by Associated Press Wirephoto Morrow was originally supposed togo home to Atlanta Friday but he took a sudden turn for the worse When he was unable to leave the hos pital he said Please I want to see my baby AP Wirephoto Dying Sailor Granted Wish URGE HOLY WAR to See Newborn Daughter New York William J Morrow 21 year old sailor suffering from a rare disease resulting from battle wounds was happy Satur day even though doctors say he has little chance to live His dearest wish was granted Friday night when his newborn daughter was flown from Atlanta to his bedside in Brooklyn naval hospital The baby g girl born 17 days ago was flown with her mother 5n a I statlons Saturday called on plane authorized by Secretary of the Navy Forrestal Indonesians to tear down the to the young fathers constant plea OaS and wage a holy war for response to the young fathers constant plea Please I want to see my Morrow regained consciousness after days of coma when his wife and daughter entered his hospital room He smiled and drawled Too badwe all cantrhaye a T bone steak At first Mrs Morrows doctors forbade her to attempt the trip because she herself is ill Later they relented ond she was carried 3FARBENPLANTS Nazi Munitions Plants Will Be Blown Up aboard a twinengineer Blach I G Farben comber plane by a marine She Plarts m the American and her little Sharyn Raye were zone have or attended by a navy nurse during blmvn p as Part the a1 the 4hour trip to smash Germanys Report Man Found in River Died of Shots Sioux City Tony Goodsell of Dakota county Nebr reported Friday that Don Hoover restore order Thousands of arm39 Sioux City whose body was ed civilians had begun to loot found floating in the Missouri riv Caracas homes shortly after the er Sept 24 died of gunshot wounds Goodsell said the fact that drowning was with tion Relatives identified the body warmaking potential military government authorities announced Saturday The Americans also designated 5 additional industrial plants in their zone including a Bremen shipyard as available for disposal by the allies in part payment of Germanys reparations Twentyone plants in the Amer ican zone so far have been made available for reparations Several more important installations will be added to the list next week The plants eventually will be dismantled and shipped out of Germany to designated allied powers V riKiauves laenunea uie ooay from fter it removed from the river Buy your Victory Bonds and MJUJ juur jiuwjry JDOHCZS aim am the Soviet Union and Latin Stamps from your GlobeGazette American powers carrier boy LIGHT POST striking longshoreman uses a light post at Greenwich and Rector streets New York to speak to a crowd of rankandfilers urging them to march to a union meeting at headquarters in 14th street AP Wirephoto Ames Dean Praises Papers Aid to Farmers Ames H H Kildee of the division of agriculture at Iowa State college Friday praised Iowa newspapers for keeping farmers in the state informed of agricultural improvements News of improved oats varie ties and hybrid corn as carried through the columns of the Iowa newspapers have helped keep Iowa farmers abreast of latest de velopments Kildee told approxi mately 50 newspapermen attend ing a meeting of the Iowa Press association File Invenlory Council Bluffs inven tory filed in probate court Friday placed value of the estate of Kate OBrien Council Bluffs at She died last July 15 Report Weather FORECAST Jlason City Increasing cloudi ness and warmer Saturday night Possibly light showers Clearing and somewha cooler Iowa Fair and warmer Saturday increasing cloudiness and not so cold Saturday Sunday partly cloudy with scattered lighl showers extreme north portion cooler west portion Sunday aft ernoon Minnesota Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday A little cooler Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 59 Minimum Friday 39 At 8 a m Saturday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 39 Precipitation 01 IN JAVA STRIFE Nationalists Call on Indonesians Batavia Nationalistheld in A propagandist broadcasting trom Soerabaja warned the Dutch that if they did not take their flag away from the capital within the next few days the city woulc The radioat karta in southern Java quoted the republican minister of defense as announcing that 3 holy war could now begin in the districts o Pati Semarang and Bodjonegoro in the northcentral coastal area and in Bandoeng and Batavia in the west New Indonesian forces were re ported gathering in middle Java under the group of army rebels whose chief was inciting the popu lation to fight the Dutch and Jap anese allies It also was revealed that In donesian forces bad joined with a socalted peace preservation corps for maintenance of law ant order One of the first acts of the corps however was to instruc village heads to keep 10 pctro bombs stored in each village Allied authorities announced the arrest of Muslim Shimizu who was believed head of the Japa nese terrorist group black fan Dutch sources reported tha British Gurkha troops had occu pied the port of Semarang 26 miles east of here after a 3 hou skirmish in which two Gurkha were killed and 4 wounded A clash between Japanese sol diers and Gurkhas approaching Semerang by a different route wa said to have been the result of misunderstanding Three Japa nese were killed Eldora Boy Held Here After Escape A 15yearold youth who gav his name as Ralph Erskine Phil lips is being held in Mason Citj jail Saturday after he was takei into custody by Officer A B Thornbury He will be returned t the state institution Saturday According to police he escape from the training school about p m Friday through an east gate thumbed a ride into Eldora an walked 3 miles where he entere a farmhouse and picked up a pai of blue summer pants and a brow leather jacket He then hitchhike to Waterloo and on to Mason Citj Phillips who said he just didn want to stay there any longer was sent to the institution from Sioux City He had been charge with breaking and entering for gery issuing bad checks and steal ing tires At the same time the red haired frecklefaced youth sal he had received much better treatment at Eldora since the ne head Fred Cooper took control Requests Air Line Indianapolis civil aer onautics board closed a hearin here Friday after receiving a re quest from Roger McCormick president of Columbia Airlines Inc for permission to establis trunk lines with a western ter minal at Sioux City Iowa Senate Group Stamps 0 K on Tax Slash Washington fl Approval of IE senate finance committee was iamped Saturday on a bill cut ng taxes a total of nd giving individual taxpayers lone a break next ear Corporations would benefit even ore by The use tax on automobiles and oats would be repealed next July for a revenue loss of 00 in the last half of 1946 The social security payroll tax be frozen at 1 per cent on mployers and employes again next year Veterans would receive special lenefits Enlisted men would be orgiven the income tax on their ervice pay during the war years nd even have to file eturns Officers would have addi ional time to pay the taxes which oiled up while they were in uni orm But the heavy wartime excise axes on furs and cosmetics movie ickets and liquor light bulbs and ewelry would not be cut to their orewar levels next July 1 as he house previously voted Nothing Is final yet You might ay the tax reduction bill is about half way through to enactment The house ways and means com mittee originated a bill calling for reduction The louse approved it Now the senate Inance group has rewritten it vith the aggregate cuts made larger The bill yet has to pass the sen ate go to a conference committee Tor adjustment of differences be Aveen house and senate and win approval The senators formula for re ducing individual income taxes is fairly intricate 1 The 3 per cent normal tax is puton the sameexemption base as the graduated apiece for the taxpayer and each dependent Currently the norma taxisjleviedon neWacome above regardless of the number o dependents 2 The rate in each bracket b the surtax is lowered by 3 per centage points Up to there thats the way th formula stood until late Friday afternoon Then the committee unexpectedly voted an additiona of relief 3 The senators said Figure your tax under the formula then takeoff 5 per cent before payinf the collector UBOAT LEADER RECEIVES DEATH Hamburg British mili tary court Saturday sentenced German Uboat Commander Heinz Eck and 2 of his officers to death for their part in the machine gun ning and grenading of 8 survivors of the British freighter Peleus sunk in the south Atlantic ii March 1944 NORTH IOWAN IS MISSING Humboldt Loren H Devine 28 a pilot and son of Mrs J C Devine has been reporter missing at Guam after an explos ion caused his plane to fall int the sea SCHEDULE FOR RETURN OF MEN GOING ON TIME AUETO Soldiers Due by February Pacific by June Washington months nd 1 week after VE day the job f getting American soldiers home rom the Atlantic and Pacific is earing the halfway mark Barring unexpected develop ments the war department expects o make good on the target it has et itself which is AH soldiers in Enrope home by ext February except those needed n the army of occupation and for isposal of surplus army property All soldiers in the Pacific home y next June except those needed or occupation in Japan and lorca to man outposts such as iuam and the Philippines and to ispose of surplus property War department figures show hat Uncle Sam had in the Euro ean theateron VE day 3059000 men in the Mediterranean 498000 n north Africa and the middle ast 32000 and in the Persian gulf 8000 A grand total of 3607000 or the German end of the war Of this number 1718000 had jeen returned home on Oct 15 Of the 1389000 remaining a large percentage of the low point men ikely will stay a while They will make up most of the 370000 needed for the army of occupa tion in Germany to wind up the irmys property problems in Eur ope and to such places as Ascension Island Thus from Europe about 1519 000 remain to be returned On VJ Day the Pacific strength was 1565000 and in the China BurmaIndia theater 231000 a to tal of 1796000 pjth5i number 293000 had been retrirned leaves 1503000 yet to come home Out of this group likely will come a Jarffe part of Ihe 400000 needed or occupation and outposts Thus from the Pacific area there are about 1103000 to come home oon These figures add up to over all totals of 2011000 men already brought home and 2622000 yet to come back besides those who will stay for a time Between now and Christmas 366000 men are expected to be returned from the Pacific In ad dition 125000 will be in the pipe areas and on the ilghseas Veterans in the Pacific have complained that the army is fail ing to use cargo ships which are returning empty to the United States Transportation officers say freighters do not have the water supply to carry troops The holds are intended for car human offi ers say ventilation would be very bad especially on the lone voy age in the Pacific Because con verted Liberty and Victory ships are not too comfortable they are being used for the shorter haul in the Atlantic The rate of return from the Pa cific is slower for 3 reasons the transportation corps says The immense sea distances the deploy ment of American forces in wide ly scattered bases from the South Pacific to Japan and the neces sity of shifting occupation forces to Japan and former Japanese held territories The return from Europe is simp ler with distances shorter no con flicting movements going on and geography that permits easy con centration oftroops at embarka tion points P1UTARCO CALLES MEXICO CITY services were scheduled Satur day for Gen Plutarco Ellas Cal les 68 former president of Mex Ico who died of a stomach ail ment Friday after an illness of several years President of Mex ico for a from Dec 1 1924 to Nov 30 1928 Callcs was a dominating figure in Mexican politicsf or many years 2 Youths Are Killed in Gun Battle With Police Chicago policemen who exchanged shots with 5 youths in a running gun fight along northwest side streets Fri day night engaged in a 2minute pistol duel with 2 of the youths after their car crashed into a pole killed them and wounded 2 of their companions The 5th was captured The brief gun battle in which the policemen estimated they fired about 20 shots followed a wild chase by the officers after the youths who were in a stolen car The 5 leaped from the wrecked machine as the police car carrying Sgt Frank Pape and Detectives Rudolph Friedl and John Moss pulled up behind them Two of the fugitives carried pis tols and opened fire on the detec tives as they sought to gain shelter behind elevated railroad pillars Five guns blazed the youths firing at least 10 shots in the battle which ended quickly with Victor Puzzo 16 and Charles De Cola 19 dead Buy your Victory Bonds 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