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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT ANI COM ARCHIVES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press and United Press Full Leasetf Wkcs Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 11 GOVERNMENT BUCKS LEWIS DEMAND ENGINEERS SIGN CONTRACTWITH SHIPOWNERS Deck Officers and Ship Personnel Rift Still Bottles Up Shipping New York marine engineers and east and gulf coast ship operators Tuesday signed a contract to settle their 22day old maritime walkout but the strike of cjeck officers and li censed ship personnel continued to bottle up virtually all American shipping Signing of the contract between the ship operators and the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association was announced by U S Concilia tor Frederick Livingston after 13 and onehalf hours of negotia tions But before the shipping tieup on the east and gulf coasts comes to an end the pact must be rati fied by both the union member ship and the 44 shipping compa nies and representatives of agents and operators Terms also must be agreed upon between the operators and the other union out in strike the AFL Masters Mates and Pilots who adjourned a long negotiating ses sion to Tuesday afternoon Settlement with east and gulf coast operators would leave the west coast still strikebound how ever and union negotiations with west coast shipping interests will follow the conclusion of talks here E P Trainer chairman of the marine Engineers Negotiation committee who signed the con tract for the union said he would recommend to the general mem bership that they ratify the agree ment He said he did not know when the ratification meetings would be held but that locals would be no tified as soon as possible and an at tempt made to hold meetings si multaneously in all affected ports Lawrence Kammet MEBA pub licity representative said the gen eral shipping tieup would not be ended by the agreement since the AFL organization still was nego tiating for a settlement and the engineers would continue to re Aspect MMP picket lines Terms of the contract were withheld by Trainer and Frank 1 Taylor president of the Ameri can Merchant Marine Institute representing the operators pend ing notification of the union mem bership and ship operating compa nies While the exact terms of the contract were not disclosed a spokesman for the Marine Engin eers who declined use of his name said earlier the tentative agreement provided the following 1 A 15 per cent general wage hike The Union originally sought a 35 per cent increase 2 Payment of 160 an hour for overtime The MEBA originally asked for an hour and subse quently reduced the demand to an hour 3 Payment of an hour on night relief work 4 Inclusion of a preferential hiring clause which would state in effect that nonunion engineers could be hired by ship operators but that such employes would be expected to join the union after employment Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and a little cool er Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy with showers be ginning in afternoon Iowa Fair and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy with showers in west portion Low Tuesday night 3842 High Wednesday 6065 Iowas 5Day mean temperature will average 24 degrees above normal State normal is 48 degrees Warmer Wednesday cooler Thursday warmer Friday Moderately colder Saturday and Sunday Precipitation will average about onequarter inch occurring as showers beginning western Iowa Wednesday afternoon end ing eastern Iowa Thursday and as rain again Saturday Minnesota Fair and cooler Tues day night Wednesday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer IN MASON GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 69 Minimum 47 At 8 a m Tuesday 49 YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 25 Bar US Loans to Unfriendly Applicants Washington of State James P Byrnes Tuesday out U S loans out of reach of foreign countries which take an unfriendly attitude toward this overnment a In his first Washington news conference in 3 months Byrnes said the United States was nofin terested in lending dollars to na tions believing that American pol icy is one of economic enslave ment or imperialism He said U S credit policy henceforth vill be determined by 2 need of nations ap plying for American funds and the friendly attitude shown by the applicants Byrnes told reporters that the state department has no general program of denying aid to countries within the socalled Russian sphere At his press conference he also 1 Said he had received iron clad promise from British French and Soviet foreign ministers to begin discussions on the German peace treaty in New York 2 Said he has no plans for a change in U S policy toward Ar gentina 3 Said he knew of no intention on the part of Assistant Secretary Spruille Braden to resign 4 Laughed off a report in a midwestern newspaper that he would resign in 90 days because of his health saying he felt pretty spry this morning BEVIN SETS UP BRITISH POLICY Want Potsdam Pact Observed or New One London Secretary Ernest Bevin declared Tuesday that we must either have the Potsdam agreement observed as a whole and in the order of those decisions or we must have a new agreement Opening a 2day debate in the house of commons on foreign pol icy Bevin declared that an agree ment on Germany is at once the touchstone of the relations among the 4 powers and our opportunity to build a lasting peace and secur ity for the world He expressed almost complete agreement with U S Secretary of State Byrnes pronouncements on the future of Germany in his Stuttgard speech and added that equally we welcome Marshal Stalins statement Bevin opposed Russian demands on Turkey for the Dardanelles He declared we will not desert Greece and said We wish to see Persia Iran free from forefgn interference He said Great Britain had no military interest nor any narrow national interest in Trieste where he said British interest is purely one of international trade He expressed hope that British troops could be withdrawn from both Trieste and Greece Killed in Collision Sioux City William Morack 43 was killed in the headon collision of the automo bile which he was driving and a street cart here Monday night Glenn Orth a street car motor man was the only one on the street car injured suffering a cut hand Survey Finds Buyers Resistance to Spurting Meat Prices By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The growth of definite buyer resistance to meat prices that have spurted to an extreme of a pound was shown Tues day in a heavy majority of the key cities covered in a nation blanketing survey At the end of the first full week of uncontrolled meat prices a spot check of 48 cities by the As sociated Press produced a score board that read like this Red meat has come back in sharply improved to ample quan tities on the counters of 39 com munities in 9 of them in the is still scarce to nonexistant Prices have riseneverywhere in a few cases by as little or even less than the federal subsidy that vanished with OPA controlbut in onethird of the 48 cities prices of a pound or more have been chalked up for choice cuts Resistance to these prices has AP Wirtpholo TOO MUCH ENOUGH gather on the beach near Huntington N Y and in rowboats to get a look at the 60 foot whale which ventured too close to shore and was left stranded Monday The whale diedMonday afternoon and was pulled out to deeper water Monday night when the tide came in coast guard towed a dead whale tailfirst 50 miles out to sea Tuesday and cut it loose It took the 125foot cutter Yea ton to drag the whale over the beach and restore peace and calm to nearby Huntington harbor Long Island The Yeaton weighed 220 tons The whale weighed an estimated 60 The whale became lost in a fog early Monday and swam 45 feet up on the shore at Halesile park before it found that it had run out of water Its luck ran out with the tide and it couldnt get off The whale went aground about the same time the Queen Elizabeth entered New York harbor The whale drew a much bigger crowd Schools were dismissed business houses closed and people came from uptsate New York New Jer sey and Connecticut The crowd was estimated at 50000 Youd think some people had never seen a whale before said Police Chief Amza W Biggs whose men had a very busy day Had you I wished I had never seen that one he said School children clambered over the whale Monday carving their initiales in its thick hide The coast guard broke a towrope twice trying to pull it off then gave up until high tide Monday night Guardsmen kept busy warning 150 rowboats and canoes to stay out of reach of the whales tail At p m the whale yawned and 1000 of the closest spectators grabbed onto their hats and ran like the devil Charles Gormley owner of the Huntington hotel offered 5000 to anyone who would take the whale to the lobby of his hotel There were no takers The whale from all appearances died late put on a very good act Some hecklers claimed that whales were very sound sleepers White House Steps Into TWA Pilots Strike Negotiations Mediation Board Is Instructed to Push for Wage Settlement Grocer Dies Des Moines Marion Goodson 90 retired Des Moines grocer and a former attorney died Monday at his home here A grad uate of the University of Iowa law school in 1890 Goodson practiced at Boone Adel and Montezuma He served as Boones mayor dur ing the SpanishAmerican war Survivors include a son Frank C Goodson Fort Dodge See Leveling Off Trend in Residential Property Prices Increasing evidende of a leveling off of the prices paid for resi dential property was seen Tuesday by Robert J Richardson president of the Federal Home Loan bank of Des Moines which he reported has 40 per cent of its business in GI loans Speaking at the closing session here of the 55th annual convention of the Iowa Savings and Loan league he admitted that little indication of any downward trend from the mid year peak He added that it would be a serious mistake to consider these prices as anything like socalied stabilized or normal values We must not lose sight of the fact that since the prewar year of there is yet 1940 the prices of typical single family dwellings have risen on the average from 75 to 100 per cent Prices of existing houses and residential real estate activity will both ease as new home building gets into full swing he believes adding that it is well known that many older houses have been sell ing at levels exceeding their cur rent cost of reproduction and that situation is bound to correct itself in the near future The 71 Iowa members of the federal home loan organization reported 47 per cent more savings during the first 9 months of this year than in the corresponding months of 1945 Richardson re ported while the lending side of the business shows an even great er increase home loans being double any previous high level for Iowa or the 5state district GI loans in Iowa number 3700 and total according to Walter T Robinson veterans ad ministration loan guarantee offi cer at Des Moines who said that only one loan has been defaulted so far although the average down payment is only Approximately 100000 of the 300000 eligible GIs in Iowa are expected to get loans totaling in the next 10 years Robinson reported He expects greatly increased activity when there is an end to the shortage of materials which he said has de layed home building throughout the state W L Sloan Sioux City was elected president of the Iowa Savings and Loan league at the City 1947 Tuesday session and Sioux was chosen as site of the convention Dodge was treasurer E M Klapka Fort reelected secretary Washington CUR The white house stepped into the Transcon tinental Western Air Pilots strike Tuesday in an effort to speed a settlement and send TWAs immobilized fleet of 90 planes back into the air on their domestic and global routes Informed sources said the na tional mediation board had been instructed by the white house to get together with TWA and the striking Air Line Pilots associa tion AFL to arrange an agree ment in their wage dispute TWA President Jack Frye sug gested the government seize his airline if the strike goes along very far but a white house spokesman said he knew of no plans for such drastic government action at this time The pilots struck at a m CST Monday and within a matter of hours service on TWAs 28000 mile aerial network had ground to a standstill However a London Daily Mail dispatch from Paris said TWA was running a special flight to New York for United Nations per sonnel stranded by the walkout Dr Julian Huxley British scien tist was one of the passengers on the plane flown by Larry Trum ble assistant superintendent for Europe and Stanley Stanton as sistant technical manager the Daily Mail said TWA estimated that about 1400 pilots and copilots had walked out to support the demands of ap proximately 400 operators of 4 engined Constellations and DC4 Skymaslers union said the walkout continue until TWA met The would its demands for nearly an nually for top bracket pilots who operate Constellations 77 hours a month or half day and half night flying It sought nearly a year for Skymaster pilots in simi lar jobs DIPLOMATS SET FOR UN MEETING Truman Will Welcome Assembly on Wednesday New York from over the world called their staffs and advisers into lastminute con ferences Tuesday to shape the policies they will present in the meetings of the general assembly of the United Nations which open Wednesday in Flushing Meadow Park with President Truman as the welcoming speaker Most delegations already were settled in overcrowded New York hotels but latecomers still were arriving by air from far parts of the globe Among those due to arrive Tuesday were 2 prospec tive Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts prime min ister and foreign minister of the Union of South Africa and Mrs Vijayalakshmi Pandit of India Her plane trip was delayed by en gine trouble at Algiers and then by the TWA pilots strike in Shan non Eire where she changed planes Although some negotiations were reported in the wrangles between India and South Africa Mrs Pan woman delegation chief prepared to carry on a fight in the assembly against Jim Crow conditions allegedly im posed upon Indians in South Af rica She is the sister of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru chief minister in Indias new interim government The Indian delegation also has organized a campaign which may be sprung to oppose South Africas intentions of annexing southwest Africa the old German colony which the union administers un der a league of nations mandate The annexation proposal has been placed before the general assembly for consideration Iowa Bull Wins Kansas City Farms of Rosehill Iowa exhibited the reserve champion Angus bull Monday at the American Royal Livestock show appeared in degrees ranging from beyond the muttering stage to ac tive organized picketing in 34 of the survey cities in others the plaint has risen that citizens had nothing to resist In at least 10 cities this resist ance has either been effective in chopping down the topmost prices or has given promise of doing so within a few days While meat has come out of hiding several other key living scarcities have remained as hard to find for the most part as they have been for many weeks In 25 of the reporting communities sugar was listed as scarce to en tirely Phil adelphia high among them despite 70000000 pounds aboard ships held off her wharves by the mari time strike In 43 of the 48 cities both soap and shortening were markedly scarce and in 39 of them toilet tissue was anything but readily obtainable There were plenty of unusual twists in an odd picture presented Tuesday to American housewives In Omaha Nebr a number of meat markets have been picketed by members of the league of wom en shoppers bearing signs urging prospective buyers not to pay outrageous prices Spokesman said the picketing was directed ultimately at packers to get them to reduce prices to retailers Prices down rJWeVYork Cityand St Louis provided 2 other instances where prices have dropped under sharp refusal by housewives to buy Good porterhouse steak dropped from a pound to 95 cents in New York and in St Louis it went down from to 98 cents and failed to sell at that price As a sidelight butter prices have been driven down in 3 cities by the same tactics In Charlotte N Car butter dropped from to 85 cents in Omaha 95 to 82 cents and in Helena Mont from to 90 cents because of a telephone campaign by housewives threaten ing a buyers strike Frank Miles Visits Cerro Gordo County in Windup of Drive Frank Miles democratic can diate for governor of Iowa was in Cerro Gordo county through out the day Tuesday in his windup tour of the campaign preceding the Nov 5 election His tour included visits to every community in the county during the day and a rally at the Mason City armory at 8 p m The gubernatorial candidate was to speak at each stop with the aid of a public address system County and local candidates on the dem ocratic ticket will also appear at the evening rally Thief Gets But Loses Coat in Rush Des Moines thief who grabbed in a downtown cafe Monday didnt do so well on the deal He lost his overcoat The thief entered the eating place and momentarily distracted the cashiers attention He seized S15 from the cash drawer but as he started to flee she pulled off his overcoat The thief escaped Decontrol Due for Bread by End of Week Washington high gov ernment official said Tuesday that price controls on flour bread and bakery products will be discarded by the end of the week He said the only reason the ag riculture department refused to remove price controls on baked goods Monday was because it was not ready with the necessary pap erwork to take controls off flour too The official said this work should be completed by the mid dle or latter part of the week when ceilings will come off one of the few major food groups still under controls In another step in President Trumans accelerated decontrol program the agriculture depart ment eased its restrictions to give more grain to domestic food man ufacturers brewers and distillers The action means about 16 per cent more grain for distillers fi per cent more for brewers and 17 per cent more wheat for breakfast food and other food manufactur ers Under the price control law Monday was the deadline Ippthe agriculture department to the OPA baking for the de control ofbread and bakery prod ucts Although it denied the petition on grounds that the ingredients which go into these products are scarce the department carefully left open the door to a change of mind later Stork Outguesses Mother and Doctor Cedar Rapids stork outguessed mother and doctor and outraced an ambulance in Cedar Rapids Monday evening when a baby girl was born to Mr and Mrs L G Fralin in an ambulance on the way to a Cedar Rapids hospi tal Mrs Fralin went to the hospitai Sunday but returned when it ap peared the stork had changed its mind Call for the ambulance was put in at p m Monday and Mrs Fralin was in the ambulance by 6 p m but the baby was born on the way to the hospital about two blocks from the Fralins home Governor Blue Gives Speech at Davenport Davenport Rob ert D Blue predicted the republi cans of Iowa and the middle west will lead America back to eco nomic and governmental sanity in an address at a political tea Monday afternoon sponsored by Scott county republican womens clubs Although the governor outlined briefly the republican record in directing Iowas government to ward social legislation he spent most of his time assailing the present federal administration The new deal partys control over economics started with the NRA he declared and during the war it set up a strait jackel for economy Now 14 months after the war the most productive nation on earth finds itself confronted with shortages ADMINISTRATOR STATES TERMS WONT CHANGE Mine Leader Charges Breach of Contract in Soft Coal Field Washington fP The govern ment Tuesday chalJenged John L Lewis right to reopen the wage contract for soft coal miners but offered to discuss arbitration of us new demands Navy Capt N H Collisson coal mines administrator said that erms of the agreement between jlie United Mine Workers chief and Secretary of Interior 3 A Krug ending a 59day strike last spring were to remain in force for he duration of government opera ion of the mines Lewis raising the threat of a lew shutdown in the coal fields Monday night charged the govern ment with breach of that contract and said that negotiations for a new one would begin Jby Nov 1 Replying to lewisdemands in a letter Collisson expressed wil ingness to meet with the UMW eader at any time to discuss terms of the present contract But he said he was unable to treat the notice as requiring a joint con lerence for the purpose of nego iating new arrangements affect ng wages and other matters Lewis had mentioned signifi cant changes in government wage policy but Collisson replied that such changes if any provide no contractual basis requiring nego iations for a revision of the KrugLewis agreement Krug now travelling in the west told Lewis earlier that he would meet him in California if he wants to discuss a new contract by Nov 1 On that date Krug told Lewis in a communication made avail able at the interior department I will be at Tule Lake Cal dis cussing our program for veterans settlement but I will find a way of arranging a time for our meet ing if you want to meet rne there However if it should better meet your convenience I will see you in Washington directly after my last publicly announced ad dress on Nov 5 to the town hall in Los Angeles which ends my committed western trip Krugs allusion to a veterans settlement program referred to the departments plan of giving vet erans preference in acquiring homesteading and reclamation areas Lewis new challenge ending nearly six months of comparative silence could mean a walkout of the nations 400000 softcoal miners by Nov the icy edge of winter Unleashing his attack with sud den fury the United Mine Work ers union boss accused the gov ernment of contract breaches re sultingin the loss of millions of dollars due to the mine workers In a letter to Secretary of In terior J A Krug Monday Lewis demanded that negotiations for a completely new contract begin by Nov 1 and coupled with it a threatto tear up the existing con tract in 30 days Iowa School Teachers Pay Shows Boost Over Last Year Des Moines medians of salaries being paid certain classi fications of teachers in Iowa schools this year range up to higher than in the last school year the state department of public instruction reported Tuesday Declines were few and the greatest was S280 from last year The median salary as determined by the department of public instruction is the salary halfway between the highest and lowest taking into account the of persons in each SlflO bracket of salary range The department ex plained the median was used rath er than the average because the average might not reflect the mid dleground salary as truly as the The department said also the trend toward fewer one room elementary schools continued with 345 fewer this year than last or a total of 5994 this year The number of 2 or more room ele mentary schools increased by 12 to 164 with an increase of 163 to 535 in the number of instruc tors in those schools The increase was the med ian for the group of 22 junior high school principals in towns which maintain high schools and have populations ranging from 1000 to 1999 The median being paid this year is The next highest increase was in the median forthe group of 216 men high school teachers in cities having populations of 30 000 to 99989 The median this year for this class is 52775 The least increase was shown in the median paid 24 elementary school principals in cities of 10 000 to 14999 population The in crease was and made the present years median The reduction was in the median paid 82 women high school teachers in cities of from 10000 to 14999 population The median pay now is Next greatest de crease of was in the median paid 10 high school vice principals in Des Moines The median now is The least decrease was in the median paid 18 junior high schoo principals in cities of 30000 to 99 999 population The dccreasi amounted to 316 and left thai median now The report said the median pay of the 99 county superintendents increased over last year and amounts to this year The median salary of 63 deputy county superintendents is an in crease of over last year Counting county superintend ents and their deputies but ex cluding teachers in junior colleges and counting school administrate personnel there are as well as teacher 22170 positions con cerned with schools in Iowa thi year This was a decrease of 74 from last year WCTU Says Distillers Not Putting Enough Whisky in Products Evanslon 111 Wom ens Christian Temperance union said Tuesday that distillers are not putting enough whisky in their products Mrs Margaret C Munns WCTU treasurer charged that widely sold blended whisky is noth ing more than a mixture of alco hol and water with a small amount of real whisky added for flavor Mrs Munns said distillers were submerging that information on bottle labels and thus circum venting the intent of the pure food and drug act and deluding consumers into thinking the prod uct is a blend of several whiskies 4 DAYS LEFT to register for voting at the General Election Nov 5 YOU MUST REGISTER 1 If you have not voted in the last 4 years 2 If you have changed your address 3 If you have changed your name 4 If you have reached voting age 5 If you have been granted citizenship ;