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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 24, 1945, Mason City, Iowa and United Pica Full Leased Wirej MASOK CITY IOWAJVEPNESDAY OCTORFP SeeJMovie Strike End This Faptr ConsUU of Two On NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME STRIKE BALLOT FIRST OF 3 IN AUTO INDUSTRY Union Official 90 Per Cent of Voters Will Approve Strike BULLETIN Cincinnati Of the 33 week old Hollywood motion pic ture strike was indicated Wed nesday by Eric Johnston head of the Motion Picture Producers as sociation after a 4hour confer ence with top leaders of the American Federation of Labor Johnston said a formal announce ment would come from William Green AFL president Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first of 3 strike votes in volving some halfmillion work ers in the automobile industrys big 3 was held Wednesday as employes of General Motors cor poration balloted in a federally conducted election costing an timated A vole favoring awork stop page to enforce the CIO united automobile workers demands lor 30 per cent wage rate increase appeared certain even to corpo ration officials But a union spokesman asserted that a strike would not necessarily follow the election He predicted a light turnout of GMs 300000 employes but suf ficient to make a strike legal Re sults will be announced by the national labor relations board probably late Thursday Union spokesmen predicted 90 per cent of the voters would approve a strike The ballot held the center of at tention along the nations labor front and wiE be followed by a vote Thursday among Chrysler Corp employes and among Ford Motor Co workers on Nov 7 Across the country labor disputes kept about 225000 men and women awajrfromwork aslight cdrppin V orkerevotedJOciaJs of General Motors and the union re sumed their waieconference but there were no indications of a settlement Walter P Reuther UAWCIO vice president said at Tuesdays sessions GM officials maintained an attitude of com plete indifference Meanwhile in Hollywood Tues days renewal of fighting between nonstrikers and pickets resulted in injury to some 50 persons and the arrest of 13 persons Studios have appealed to the courts to halt the mass picketing which has resulted in curtailment of pro duction at some studios Service in Chicagos elevated lines was scheduled to be halted for 2 hours Wednesday as some 4300 AFL operating employes planned a work stoppage between 1 and 3 p m CDT in protest over a dispute relating to retroactive pay Trains were not to leave their terminals after 1 p m but union spokesmen said passengers will not be stranded during a trip an trams completing their runs Iabor disputes were reported By 2 airlines In Miami Fla nearly 2000 Pan American Air ways maintenance employes were Idle after a sitdown strike in protest against what CIO union spokesmen said were violations by the company of a preunion contract agreement Flights how ever continued on schedule In New York some 800 main tenance and mechanical workers of American Airlines and its sub sidiary American Export Airlines went on strike after a CIOUAW negotiating committeesaid it failed to reach agreement with the management on wage increases One of 5 flights scheduled to leave for Europe Tuesday was cancelled by American Export Airlines AFL longshoremen officials in Houston Texas claimed 5000 workers were idle in a strike over a wage dispute which closed the port to all freight movement and threatened the loss of of There were no immediate indi cations of settlement of the strike of 15800 CIO glass workers in seven states but a federal concil iator worked to end the stoppage 10 cities in plants of Glass and Glass com By UNITED PRESS MOVIESPolice vumtuuiiuse seiuement of a DaBBagenieri off their jobs ShenyLudlum corporations shortlived strike Tuesday night vot to regular contract procedures Hollywood ere ive dispute operations atHouston wceK as AFT i demands remained off remained out following breakdown 3S glass w LEGISLATURE OF IOWA MAY HOLD SPECIALPARIEY Interim Group Asks Session to Study Institution Laws Des Moines Robert D Blue said Wednesday he had made no decision on the proposal the legislative interim committee that a special legislative session be called next February to revise laws dealing with the states 15 penal and corrective institutions TheRovernor said he preferred to wait until 2 committees which have been appointed to study the penal and mental institutions make their reports before decid whether the needs should be handled by legislation or by ad ministration One of the committees is to re port Jan 1 and the other March 1 Final decision on a special session would be up to the governor The interim committee in a meeting here Tuesday directed the board of control which has jurisdiction over the 15 institu tions to investigate the possibility of leasing one of the former pris oner of war camps in the state for use as a camp for i Execute HHI JIH By Firing Squad C11 r J T Tr tioning either Oct orVoV it was learned Wednesday officiajs ako lUC these plans known 1 OPA has decided to cut but ter ration values from 12 P0int Piibliic Reaction oh f raining jvtjitstiuijii ca temporary housing of the incor ngibles atthe Eldora statetrain school for boys t B1ernor said Wednesday he thought tnat was a good idea and would provide housing away from Eldora for inmates of the school while improvements were being made in buildings at thein stitution The interim committee met in a lengthy session Tuesday reviewed institutional matters including the situation at Eldora Members of the committee in dicated there are things wrons with institutions other than the Boys Training School that need correcting before a building programisstarted It doesnt make sense to erect fine buildings and let them go unmanned by being too close fisted to pay the salaries needed to hire experts committee bers said body of middlereaders 3 Those who oppose any of compulsion think volunteer aining will meet the nations needs They form another minor ity group Leaders wished President Tru in 1 seemed to take in the great iancu ritjsiaent Tru man hadnt brought up the matter at this time There was no measure on hand designated as an admin istration bill to carry out his plan benate Democratic Leader Bark ley Ky said he didnt know when any action might be taken Neither house nor senate military committees made any move White Jionse advisers were ouotcdat second hand as having said Mr Trnman had decidedto take his stand and let the political chips fall where they may These advisers reportedly think univer sal training may be the chief issu in the 1946 congressional cam paiga if the legislators dont ant The president was represented as wanting no compromise of his proposal that every young man be tagged for a year of gov eminent instruction except thos Physically unfit Capitol hills general interpre J Mr Truman had LibertyO wensFord panies are involved A strike of 1500 AFL freight drivers and helpers in Baltimore virtually halted movement of roadway freight in and out of the city and resulted in a 50 per cent tieup of all trucking operations The strike following a dispute over wages and hours involves members of a8 firms affiliated with the Maryland truck associa tion which did not comment on the issues j unman nac decided poweris goingto do mos of the talking m world affairs fo some time to come Rep Martin the house republican leader issued astate ment saying that before adopting compulsory military training the government should seek an in ternational agreement to abolish peacetime conscription as a policy among nations However comment crossed party lines and many house republicans said they thought Mr Truman had made a case Senator Smith R N thonffh an advocate of peacetime military training said he hoped the presi Oent hasnt minimized the import ance of trying to keep world peace by collective action of the nations progWis proposal Ask Translation Tokyo headquar ters Wednesday directed the Jap anese diet to furnish it with Eng lish translations of all legislation at the forthcoming general as sembly including English reports on the progress of bills through that body ac of this war to force the un democratic system of peacetime conscription on the people of this country Taft R Butler R Nebr ODaniel D Johnson D and Wilson R O were just as much against it There were a lot of who either hadnt made minds or werent saying Buy rcnr Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy Point Slash to Release Navy Pilots Washington 13000 additional navy aviators will be come eligible for discharge Nov 1 because enough others have vol unteered to remain on active duty As of Novl the critical score for reserve flying officers above the rank of ensign Wiu oe cut from 44 to 39 For ensigns It goes from 36 to 20 In addition there will be a further cnt o 34 for those above ensign on Dec I and on Jan I it drops again io 30 navy said approximately loOOO reserve aviators had ex pressed a desire to remain on ac tive duty About 11000 of them AUWML jjuuu mete will transfer to the regular army There are now 40000 reserve avi ators and about 4500 regular naval aviators The navy also announced tha navy nurses will have their criti cal score cut from 35 to 32 points on Nov 1 This reduction plus th previously announced release M all married nurses will make ap proximately 2700 nurses eligible for demobilization by Jan 1 The navy said 341000 men and women had been discharged from VJ day through Oct 20 The peak day of the last week released about 12000 with an average daily release of 9700 The total for the week was 67000 A navy spokesman said the chief bottleneck to demobilizing those eligible is transportation espec ially water transportation Squirrel Blacks Out Light Water System re killed the squirrel and blacked out Albanys light and water system An overinquisitive graydigger mounted a power company pole and started to cross from one 12 000 volt wire to another The short cut off lights for several minutes and halted the electrical yoperated water system The qwrrel died PLAN FUNERAL RITES Washington serv ces will be Thursday for Joseph I Shalla 81 prominent Wash ngton county resident who died Tuesday at his home 9 miles icrthwest of here more escaped and iwuwu mass escape at Eldora before directing the board of control to investigate the possibility of leasing one of the former prisoner of war camps at Algona Clarinda and Eldora for use as a segregation camp for temporary boosing of the in corrigible at the training school A branch camp at the Eldora fairgrounds now housing about 100 German prisoners will be va cated Sunday The committee adopted a mo tion to askthe board of control to seek a lease with the federal gov ernment for one camp Other developments Tuesday centering around the board of control institutions included 1 The governor appointed a 6 member state committee to make a comprehensive survey of the states penal and correctional in stitutions 2 The board of control ap pointed 2 investigators to look into complaints by inmates of such institutions The investiga are to report their findings To the board the governor and the interim committee 3 The board of control tenta tively adopted subject tosome minor individual revisions a 15 to 18 per cent wage increase for employes of 7 state hospitals and the 2 correctional institutions Senator Irving D Long R chairman of the in terim committee said his group did not pass a formal resolution calling for a special session be cause it wants to await the report of another legislative committee now making a survey of the states mental hospitals at Clar inda Cherokee Mt Pleasant In dependence Glenwood and Wood ward The committee of which Sena TT Knudson RMason End of Shoe Ration Due in Few Days off thV r off the li are slat by late November juiv Aiuvemoer Choice of a date for ending shm rationing is expected to be mad Wednesday or Thursday by OPA and war production At this time said one officia who asked anonymity discus sions definitely have boiled down to picking 1 of 2 dates This couli change but it doesnt seem likely Oct ad yocated by those who feel tha termination of the program over he weekend would give dealers a chance to get ready for unrationed Those who favor Nov 1 believe it would be a good idea to wind up the program at the startof a calendar month In either case present plan cau for no announcement unti the eve of the effective date The decision toscrap the pro gram is based on official esti mates that shoe production now is close to 28000000 pairs a month the goal set as the end of the shortage f factor behind the iramlrien reduction of point values Dr Wesson 63 Mayor of Garner Dies JS Wesson 63 mayor of Garner for the past 5 years died at his home here Tues m from a heart ason Uty is chairman is to report next January Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Mostly cloudy with occa sional light rain Wednesday Clearing in west portion Wed nesday afternoon Fair and rather cool Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Showers north por tion Wednesday night and south and east portion Thursday No decided change in temperature sifting day at attack Dr Wesson had practiced vet erinary medicine in Garner many years and was active In civic af fairs He was elected councilman March 27 1922 and served until Aug 5 1940 when he was ap pointed mayor to fill the unex Plred term of I c Hastings elected mayor March 30 1942 and was reelected March 27 1944 serving at the time of his death Wesson was vice president the Hancock County National bank which he helped organize Surviving are the wife and a daughter Lucille who is em ployed in the Valley National bank at Des Moines Dr Wesson was born at Clin ton Funeral arrangements were in complete Wednesday morning Buy your Victory Bonds and htamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy NORWAYS ARCH CRIMINAL PAYS TREASON PRICE Greatest Secrecy Surrounds Execution of Hitlers Puppet Oslo Vidkun Norways arch traitor Quisling was w dawn Wednesday paying the fi nal price for dealing with an en and de MAJOR JOE FOSS Photo TJSMC Major Foss Commander on Navy Day Program Many can be told by Maj was 3 The greatest secredy surrounded the execution a foreign affairs office spokesman said s awakened in his a m 7 p m Tu h qy e re the firing squad of 10 Nor wegian military police The only witnesses were an unidentified Member of the state prosecution a clergyman and the olficer who gave the order to fire The youths who formed the fir ing squad had been forced to Quisling stumbled to his death Burky drizzling rain the dismal execution square of the ancient Akershus fortress Tn toe very end he mamtateed that he was a patriot He had sent a s a result of bulletscrippline h motors Appearance Maj Joe Fos n Mason Citys Navy Day pro ram was assured Wednesday b X Commdr M C Miller office n charge of public relations De Moines and Lt Commdr Brad ord Williams fighter directo board the Enterprise and late he Franklin They will drive t Wason City from Fort Dodge here he appeared Wednesday Over the island ofMalaita aft shooting down 3 Zeros he wa orced into the ocean when hi ulletriddled motor quit He wa escued by natives and resumed ight the following day On the take off once his moto ent dead when his plane wa feet above the runway The ane crashed He sustained imp on the head crawled ou f the wreck and was flying again he same day Preceding Major Foss appear nce on the Navy Day program tre 40 plants of the Carrier Ai GOP Leaders Ask Bigger Cut as Senate Debates Tax Bill en 000000 tax reducton the 55625 winds Wednesday Thursday night and cncjjjpi irOBl Ifie t bv reconversion and create tt Would However Committee Walter F George 0 wa con ceded it stood a good chance of acceptance by the senate before IN MASON CITY UobeGazettc weather statistics Maximum Tuesday si Minimum Tuesday 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 37 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum Meanwhile it was reported re hably that the treasurywhfch originally asked only OCO in tax cuts next indorsed the senate bill over the meas ure passed by the house Secretary of the Treasury Fred Vmson it was said told George that although the house hill caml closer to the reduction favored or the treasury the senate bill came closer to following treasury rec ommendations on how taxes should fee lowered for individuals and business The senate committee voted to repeal the excess profits tax on corporations effective Dec 31 and approved an amended version of the treasury plan for reducing in dividual income taxes The house voted only to reduce the excess profits tax next year and ap proved a greater cut for indi viduals than was recommended by the treasury George said there might also be an attempt to raise the personal income tax exemption from for the taxpayer and each de pendent to each That would take about 3000008 or 4000000 more taxpayers off the rolls and l200000OOoaSiny revenue Both house and senate commit tee bills already provide lor drop ping approximately 12000000 low ncome persons from the tax rolls next year 7 under Commander liam A Dean U S Navy are scheduled for a mass flight over Mason City at 9 a m Thursday morning Commander Dean was in charge of the famous Fighting 2 writ ten up in Life of Oct 23 1944 the group which made an enviable To See Airplanes All public and parochial school children will be given an onportu the 40 combat Planes m their flight over Mason City not be dossed but h wi sse ut the children will be out also in In the event veJer the will at 8 Roosevelt fieldhouse 1The body Presumably will be turned over to relatives for bur natlVe of Telemarlc A foreign affairs spokesman intimated that hb brain would be removed for study Anneaus Schjoedt state prose cutor who presented the case against the pallid former puppet Hnrifo Quis hi Defense lawyer said they m notifel in advance The Nonvegian embassy in London announced that Quisling was shot at a m and quoted a statement by the royal Nonve gian ministry of justice deatn u the 13th E October by the supreme court carricfl out by shoot o a mt Norwegian time supreme court did not record in the south Pacific par ticipating in strikes or invasions of Tarawa Makin Kwajalein Emwetok Palau Woleai Mindi v0 frufc Hollandia Wake Saraar Saimi Ponape Ce bu Paray Guam Rota Tinian Saipan Pagan Yap Leyte Ne gos Two Jima Chichi Jima Haha Jima Battle of the Philip Pine Sea Morotai Celebes and Luzon was 506 Japanese down and 50000 tons of shipping 5 combat hours Commander Deans personal record is 12 Japanese Planes shot down and 20 planes destroyed on the ground He holds the Navy Cross 3 Distinguished vL Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation MASWCJTYAN ARRIVES IN U S an W Schoonover was due to n f ingat Ihe no recommend a reprieve Neither could the state prosecutor KS11D5 sent the kin2 a letter m which he pointed out he was innocent but added he did not ask for a reprieve Mrs Quisling however re quested a reprieve on behalf of her husband In a cabinet meet ing Tuesday the king rejected JWrs Quislings petition for mercy and decided the sentence would be carried out Quislings relatives were notl e at 9 am w Wednesday morning woo uue io arrive in Boston Wednesday on the Mari osa according to a report from ne Associated Press received f NJUgreS ARE FATAL Cedar Rapids Richard Gephart 2 year old son of Mrs and Drafahl of Cedar Rapids j Tuesday of injuries suffered vhen he fell down a night of stairs The boy Mrs Drafahls on by a former marriage died n county coroners office mother and stepfather6 by hS 1 carrier bojr Victory Bonds and your GlobeGazette ;