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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             U I t f I I j I I 5 I I PI a lit NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP OEPARTMEHT OF AND AnCHIVf CE3 i0 vou THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS AModated Prcu and United Press FuU Leased Wlret Five Cents a Cop MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBKUAET 13 1946 This Facer Consists of Two One NO 109 ICKES QUITS HITS TRUMAN Reduce Mason City Electric Rates NEW SCHEDULE Name New York City IS SET UP UNO Site London united nations assemblv Saving of 20 Cents Monthly to Average Domestic Consumer A reduction in electrical rates lor domestic commercial and power consumers in Mason City will go into effect March 1 as result of a new rate schedule submitted at a special meeting of the city council Tuesday evening by the Peoples Gas and Electric company The city council pleased to note this reversal of the general price trend adopted the new schedule as an ordinance by unanimous vote The new rate will mean a sav ing to the average domestic con sumer of from 6 to 9 per cent or 20 cents a month In submitting the new rate sche dule Charles E Stricklandpresi dent and general manager of the Peoples Gas and Electric com pany stated The Peoples Gas and Electric company is pleased to continue a long established policy of giving its customers the best possible electric service at the lowest pos sible rates consistent with sound practice We are offering this reduction at the present time inthe belief that business conditions and oper ating costs are stabilizing and that a program such as ours will tend to check spiral of advancing prices and hasten the return of a peace time economy We are hopeful that a lower cost of electricity will cause an in crease in its use and thus raise the standard of living in the ter ritory served by this company If so over a period of time our ac tion will be fully justified In commenting on the rate re duction Mayor H E Bruce said I am gratified at any action that will save the peoples money This proposal by the Peoples Gas and Electric company is unique proposing as it does a reduction ai a time when the price trend is upward I want to congratulate the Peoples Gas and Electric com pany on making this decision which is certain to have a stabil izing effect in this community The present and proposed rates per kilowatt hour for domestic and commercial consumers are KESIDENTIAI Present First 30 Next 30 Next 140 3c Proposed First 50 5c Next 150 3C Excess Minimum charge a a month COMMERCIAL LIGHTING Present First 50 Next 250 Next 500 Next 2200 3C Next Excess2C Proposed First 50 5c Next 250 4 Next 500 3 Next 2200 3C Next 2000 Excess 2c Minimum charge a meter a month C01EWERCIAL POWER Present First 100 5C Next 400 3 23 London united nations assembly committee voted over vhelmrngly Wednesday to establish temporary united nations head quarters in New York City The committee rejected a proposal that the temporary site should be m San Francisco The action puts the site question up to the whole assembly The WestchesterFairfield area of New York state and Connecticut had previously been recommended by the committee as permanent united nations headquarters One other top issue the Indonesian question remained to be by the security council be fore the united nations could ad iourn its current meeting Trygve Lie secretarygeneral was re ported to have expressed the opin ion the assembly would wind up its business by Friday night In addition the demand of Syria and Lebanon for evacuation of French and British troops from the Levant appeared likely to come before the council however before it concludes its winter ses Next 1500 Next 3000 Excess First 100 Next 300 Next 1600 Next 3600 Excess Minimum charge 2c Proposed 5c 4c 3c a Next 25 HP connected 50c per HP Excess HP connected 25c per HP Minimum bill a meter month COMMERCIAL POWER First 20 KWH per connected HP 7c Next 20 KWH per connected HP 4C Excess KWH per connected HP 2c Minimum charge First 25 HP connected 75c per HP Next 25 HP connected 50c per HP Excess HP connected 25c per HP PROMINENT IOWA CLERGYMAN DIES The Rev Rush Wagner Was Once Missionary Rev Rush F Wagner 48 prominent Iowa cler gyman and educator died Wednes day morning at a hospital in Ro chester Minn where he had been taken lastThursday for observa tion and treatment He had pre viously been treated at the Park hospital in Mason City Mr Warners condition is re ported to have dated back to a malarial condition which he con tracted some years ago while a missionary in Rhodesia South Africa For the past 8 years Mr Wagner had been pastor of the First Baptist church at Northwood and for the past 2 years he had been teacher of vocational agriculture in the Northwood schools Prior to that he had held a similar po sition in the schools at Osage For 2 years Mr Wagner was in South America as a teacher of agriculture in a state school in Uruguay He received his train ing in agriculture at Iowa State college of which school he is B graduate Surviving are the wife and 3 sons Raymond George and Dan iel and one daughter Dorothy all at home His parents Mr and Mrs G G Wagner live at Bur lington He also leaves 4 brothers and a sister Funeral arrangements were in complete Wednesday afternoon sion A Lebanese delegate said nego tiations for an outside settlement were almost completely dead locked and the matter will def initely go to the security coun ell The general assembly still has to take final action on the ques tion of both a permanent and a temporary site for the peace agency The headquarters commit tee already had voted to locate the permanent home of the UNO in the region of Westchester county N Y and Fairfield county Conn but there was a possibility of a fight on theassembly floor The security council adjourned Tuesday to give members a chance to consider an Egyptian plan to solve the Indonesian issue in which the Ukrainian delegation had demanded the appointment of THE REV RUSH WAGNER lowan Dies Estherville William Guge of Estherville was killed when then automobile collided one mile west of here Tuesday naa demanded tne appointment of mm m a commission to probe British mil special house food investigating committe v IS ITYlnfi ifl PPr ninvn i itary activities in Java Aiy acuvities in Java uuim AUL meir ueige oread The proposal was offered after Trnnan sampled a loaf of the new bread Tuesday am a majority of the council members saw e couldn tel1 he difference He said he couldnt believe Ameri expressed opposition to the Uk ans mma such a sleht change if it meant food for an addi rainian demand indicating that onal persons overseas the motion had little or no chance Most memDers of the house food committee agreed with the presi of approval dent But some felt the new food conservation orders wouldhave i The plan proposed by Egyptian delegate Mahmoud Biaz called for the earliest possible withdrawal of British troops and for a report on the progress of DutchIndone sian negotiations now in progress in Batavia on Indonesian indepen dence demands One difficult issue before the UNO was disposed of Tuesday when the political and security council approved limited associa tion of both the world federation of trade unions and the American Federation of Labor as united na tions consultants on labor policies Another issue on which Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt had clashed with soviet delegates was settled when the assembly voted to in vestigate refugee conditions in Europe but rejected three Russian proposals that would have re stricted political activities of per sons in displaced persons camps Plan Experiment Farm Council Bluffs Ray mond Smith has been named to head a 3day drive to raise an ad ditional for a horticultural experiment farm sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Mrs Smith was head of a committee which al ready has raised towards the project drastic effect on other AmericanJ habits They will take up Thursday and later turn to the wheat and sugar short ages First witnesses will be New Yorfc milk producers Minnesota butter makers Wisconsin cheese Two or 3 million years ago Ti bet and neighboring regions were a wellwatered and wellforested a weuwaiereo ana weulorested with a Rock Island passenger tram area only slightly elevated above one mile west of here Tupsriav nn the sea Strikes At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Approximately 1447000 workers idle in labor disputes Major developments of 3500 AFL tugboat workers in New York continues for 10th day but Mayor William ODwyer revokes order which for 18 hours had shut down all commercial industrial and amusement activities in move to save fuel no immediate hope of ending wage dispute day strice of 9900 CIO workers of Philadelphia Transportation company which serves 3000000 riders 57 ends as strikers ratify agreement granting 12 cents hourly wage 2r IncreasePreferentia union shop and liberalized pension plan employes of Duquesne Light company end IB Minimum charge employes of Duquesne Light company end IB First 25 HP connected 75c per HP stoppage which resulted in curtailed service to some 1500 Next 25 HP connected 50c per HP nearby communities 3man board Minimum month SI a meter a oar wage dispute union seeks 20 per cent pay hike corn between General Motors and top offer 4 Vi per cent break companys offer ciiuuu company s oner of 18 cents hourly wage boost for 175000 employes on strike since Nov 21 union holds to demands for cents an hour hikeNLRB hearings on union charges of unfair labor practices resumed Federation of Telephone Workers Vrtro oill L countrys telephone tol an strike threat by powerful conference of studio unions m Hollywood which involved in 7 months walkout last year dematds cut in hours with no deduction in pay for some 6000 AFL employeswork stoppage possible by Monday TRUMAN INSPECTS BREAD P An derson secretary of agriculture shows President Truman samples of the new dark bread at the White House Tuesday The bread was baked at the agriculture departments experimental farm from flour milled there to conform with the new program for sharing U S wheat with other nations AP Wirephoto K and A ensrr iiuwji iuuu COmr is trying to get Americans more butter for their beige bread Blue Book Hits Leaders in Argentina Washington state de partments blast at key Argentine eaders as wartime pawns ol nazi Germany hastened a fresh crisis Vednesday in the already badly trained relations between the United States and Argentina Whether a formal break in dip omatic ties will result remained in open question Secretary of State Byrnes told the United States does not intend to follow up its blue book attack on tho military rul ers of Buenos Aires with any iingle nation action against Ar gentina Dispatches from the Argentina capital disclosed that at least part of the blue book indictment had jeen published there and these dispatches speculated on the like lihood of curtailed relations Col Juan Peron Argentinas strong man and current presiden tial candidate refrained in a cam paign speech Friday night from mentioning the blue book which included assertions that the nazis had been allowed to set up in Argentina a complete duplicate of the economic structure for war which they had in Germany However Peron did assail U S Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden for what he called insolent intervention in Argen tinas affairs It is no secret ai the state de partment that the big hope be hind the 131page blue book is that it will exert an unfavorable effect on Perons presidential as pirations in the coming nationa elections Feb 241 The blue book was made up in large part of nazi documents captured by the American army in Germany These documents the state department said fumisl proof positive of Argentine complicity with the enemy Should the Argentinaelectorat reject Peron because of blu book allegations or other reasons the way would be cleared for a full 21nation Pan American con ference inRio de Janeiro in March or April to draw up a hemisphere defense pact Challenges Right to Pass Judgment Washington L Ickes original newsdealer esigned as secretary of interior Wednesday bluntly chal engixig President Trumans right to pass judgment on hia Veracity I cannot stay on when you in effect have expressed ack of confidence in me1 Ickes said in a lengthy letter to the resident which he made public after the white house aa toiinced his resignation The resignation ot the old curmudgeon who took office with ranklin D Roosevelt in 1933 grew out of Ickes opposition to the lomination Edwin W Pauley to be undersecretary the navy and the presidents support the California oil man Ickes asked to be relieved March 31 But Mr Truman made the effective Friday Feb 15 The presidents letter oE acceptance was not made public i The president designated Oscar Chapman a Colorarioan who as served 13 years as an assist nt secretary to take over Ickes Official Soys WagePrice Policy Will Ease Controls stration The formula subject of day and night white house conferences After they have completed their reportedly is just about set But the official who could not be testimony OPA the agriculture quoted by name expressed some uncertainty as to the reaction it wil department and office of economic receive from labor and iiw stabilization will recommendations make The specific revisions are made commit tee then will make its own sug gestions to the office of economic stabilization Committee Chairman Stephen Pace D Ga said the hearings first since the meat inves scheduled to be completed byv Friday night but may last until next week I believe they will run ovet into some side issues such as the wheat situation he explained Pace said the critical butter sit uation was emphasized by an ag riculture report winch showed that December butter production was the lowest for that month since 1920 Rep August H Andresen R Minn added that a group ftf 55 creameries in his state which pro duced 136000 pounds of butter during the 3rdweek in January 1945 produced only 10000 pounds during the same week of this year Pace believed the butter short age would be aggravated by the governments new grain and flour program which diverts grain from livestock feeding purposes for human consumption Andresen explained why More apparently stems from a ported refusal by Stabilization Administrator John C Collet to approve hfgher steel prices in the absence of the authority the new wageprice policy would give him A topranking federal execu tive regarded as a key figure in the national economic picture said Collet will approve the steel price boost as soon as Mr Tru man issues the formal backing Theofficial added that the ad ministration is certain the steel hike reportedly around a ton will permit the industry to boost wages and send some 750000 wheat in flour feed Jess feed milk less butter less wheat for less milk less APPROVES JAPS LIFE SENTENCE Yokohama Gen Robert L Eichelberger U S 8th army commander Wednesday approved the life sentence decreed Dec 27 by a war crimes trial commission for Japanese prison guard Tatsuo Little Glass Eye Tsuchiya Tsuchiya was convicted of atroc in Mitsushima Camp March 5 1943 Tsuchiyas war crimes trial was I the first held in Japan avmc uuvcilaiuiy as io me reaction 11 wil receive from labor and further Partof the pressure for a quick decision on the long pending issu striking CIO steel workers back to their iobs at cents more an hour The decision against a flat per centage ceiling on wages was made Tuesday it was learned RATES REDUCED IN CLEAR LAKE Clear city Wednes day adopted an ordinance puttin into effect a reduction in electri light and power rates for thi community as submitted b Charles E Strickland presiden and general manager of th Peoples Gas and Electric com pany Details of the new rates wi be published in the next issue this paper According to law Lansing Mich must take a census of bee every winter HAROLD ICKES Call Pays Off Estherville J P Clark Estherville made one call tha paid dividends Wednesday Dr Clark hardhit by the hous ing shortage was driving through town looking for aplace to live when a street crowd attracted his attention Believing an accident had oc curred he stopped his car to ad minister aid The crowd he learned was attending a house auction The doctor got it for S 250 Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy anc continued cold Wednesday with near zero Thursday lair with rising temperatures Iowa Fair northwest and mostly cloudy south and east portions with snow southeast and ex treme cast portions Wednesday night Colder Wednesday and in southeast and extreme east por tion Wednesday night Thursday fair rising temperature wes portion Minnesota Fair and cold Wednes day Thursday fair with rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum minimum 31 7 8 35 31 guards armed with submacnine guns Keep a smilingbut wary eye on the ultimate consumer as they transfer 12 000 pairs of precious nylon stockings from their armored truck to the shelves of a Chicago firm The stockings it or notto be given away by the consignee Intelnational uties pending the appointment a permanent secretary On capitol hill speculation bout the identity of Ickes suc essor the names most frequently entioned included those of Rep arry R Shepard nator OMahoney nator McFarland jimer Senator Worth Clark daho democrat and Gov Robert err of Oklahoma Ickes 2000 word letter of res nation said of his testimony in pposition to the nomination of luley I cannot accept the theory that should have told the senate aval affairs committee anything ess than the truth I have no ologies for having done so al hough I did regret the unhappy ersonal position in which I have nvoluntarily found myself Ickes told the committee Iliat Pauley had advanced the raw Jt proposition ever made to me1 y suggesting that 3300000 could e raised in campaign eontribn ions from Califoruia oil men If he government would drop its uit to establish federal title io ilbcsrinff tidewater lands This Pauley denied saying ekes was mistaken The prcsi ent too told a press conference iat Ickes could be wrong and lis provided the springboard for he 71 jear old secretarys resig ation Ickes wrote that some of Mr rumans friends resent keenly he fact that I told the truth nen added As to your statement that I night have been mistaken in my estimony my feeling is that since were not present at the liear ig and presumably had not read he record it was not proper for even although you be the of the United States to ass judgment on a question of feracity between Mr Pauley and myself After all I am a member f your cabinet at your own re quest and I do not have a repu ation for dealing recklessly with he truth White house press Secretary Jlmrles G Ross told reporters in esponsc to questions that Ickes quit of his OHTI accord Boss met newsmen shortly after Chap man dcsisnated as acting secre ary conferred at the while house vith Mr Truman The end of Ickes1 tempestuous career as a cabinet member left Henry A Wallace the sole reprc entative of the group President Roosevelt gathered around him in he 1933 cabinet Wallace how ever had left the cabinet mean vhile to serve as vice president jefore returning as secretary of commerce He originally was head of the agriculture department With Ickes departure Wallace and Secretary of the Navy For remain as the only cabinet loldovers from the Roosevelt ad ministration Forrestal has said hat he expects to retire from cabinet service this year Ross would not comment on questions whether Ickes resigned as the outgrowth of his testimony concerning Edwin W Pauley Mr Trumans nominee for undersec retary of the navy Asked whether Pauleys nomi nation would be withdrawn as result ofopposition inthe sen ate Ross said not to my knowl igc He gave the same reply to questions whether Pauley had asked the withdrawal of his nomination President Truman has said he would not withdraw the nomi nation Reporters peppered Ross with questions as to whether Ickes was asked to resign Did the resignation come ot its own accord or was it re quested a reporter asked It came in on its own accord I accept your phraseology Ross replied Among elements in the back ground was the politically explo sive testimony Ickes gave a week ago atsenate committee hearings on the qualifications of Edwin W   

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