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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS One Man s Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO MSJOD city Sanda 1UJ m tf Friday p m J SIouj Cllr p en WTAD Qnlnej 111 Silurdy 9 p m The Road Back to Free Enterprise 1 day recently I had the pleasure of sitting in as mod erator on a panel of able men and women called to consider the question of Do we need price MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 11 M H er onj ol Two One NOISI IGHT FOR HOME SUBSIDIES PriceJlise to Break Clothing Hoarding Washington iff Government and industry officials expressed confidence Monday that price in creases authorized for clothing will wash out the hoarding they say nas been going on But just in case higher prices dont turn the trick the civilian production administration is about ready with a new order which it control The meeting was spon mainus OPAs latest price adjustments sored by the Women Voters Iowa League of and held in the Memorial Union building on the campus of Iowa State college For 2 hours in the forenoon of the same day another panel had discussed the question Do we need rent control The argu ments were hot and heavy While there was almost unanimous sup port of the need for holding down rents a consideraile amount of criticism was directed at the methods used In the full afternoon discussion of price control the various view points presented included consum er farmer labor leader manu facturer and retailer Varying opinions were presented as you can imagine Then followed a period for questions and answers Addition al points of view came into focus AS the time for adjournment ap preached I stepped out of my role of moderator to put these 2 questions to the 8 members of the price control panel 1 Is there anybody on the panel who favors immediate abandon ment of OPA and its price con trol powers 2 Is there anybofly on the panel who favors making OPA price control a permanent feature of ine American economy To each of these questions the answer was a resounding NO There was conspicuous unanimity on these 2 questions But a wide difference of viewpoint marked the approaches of the different members of the panel to the role of OPA in our contemporary eco nomy OOME placed the how fortunatewe have an agency to prevent a recur rence of the inflation which fol lowed the last war when between 1918 and 1922 the cost of living more than doubled This time the increase in living costs since 1940 are figures to be something less than 50 per cent Others took the position that OPA price controls are a neces sary rather unsatis factory device to protect public welfare so long as scarcities exist in certain commodity fields Ac cording to this viewpoint the day is being needlessly delayed when such shortages are corrected But when the test came in the form of the question Do you favor immediate abandonment of apparel items such as jackets and trousers The new order permits manu facturers to base their prices gen erally on current rather than March 1942 costs But it requires them to use markups of three years ago instead of the higher markups of last August which have been in effect This OPA said Sunday night will mean higher retail prices for garments made by some firms Others the agency added will to cut prices particularly if apply to mens and boys suits and OPA price controls Aye nobody said for the classics AP Wirephotc TN this respect the consensus fol lowed the same line as a re cent nationwide opinion poll when it was revealed that 85 per cent of the American public is of the belief that it will be necessary for the government to continue its price control program through In the same poll conducted by the National Opinion Research center of Denver university 68 per cent of the people expressed the view that it will be necessary to continue wage and salary con trols durins the next year TWTORE and more I think as was revealed in this League of Women Voters conference price control is being recognized for what it is a symptom of a disease rather than the disease it self The real problem of course is national tinderproduction com bined with vast pentap spending reserves Alter that condition ana automatically and immediately you eliminate the need for either rationing or price control ATO realistic person today can ignore the threat of runaway inflation in our country Here are some of the factors in the situa tion ti committed to the hospital nearly 10 years ago Three recent events have done brnging Maestro X out of his mental illness according to the doctor who describes the malady as a form of negativism Two weeks ago he played for a convention of music teachers in Detroit receiving acclaim that even included the word genius week he attended a concert of the Detroit Symphony orchestra and for a time left off the low muttering that has been a constant part of his illness the doctor said The radio broadcast Sunday night was the 3rd step Dr Altshuler declared His patient played for zy minutes over the air Bowles Says WagePrice Plan Is Step Forward to Prosperity i n TOIII J Contends Policy Will Work If Eveiy American Decides That It Must Washington govern ment hit back at labormanage ment criticism of the new wage price policy Monday with conten tions that the formula is a prac tical step toward a future of sus tained prosperity This optimistic theme was struck Stabilization Director Chester Bowles who said the policy will work If every American decides that it must Bowles in a statement supple menting an explanation of the stabilization plan made no direct reference to critics of the formula but he said there must be a good deal of give and take and perhaps a little sacrifice in carrying it out This will require he added a little less scrambling to get ahead of the next fellow who may seem to have some slight temporary advantage The policy has been assailed by money in the hands of the people is greatly increased and the goods and services which the people want and have the money to buy are greatly reduced 2 Never before tn American history have there been so many unsatisfied wants or so much ready money with which to bid for them 3 Reconversion and a return to full production couldnt at best be accomplished over night and the process has been slowed up by strikes on the large scale since VJ day 4 Dollars even gold dollars have valne only in the degree that they can be converted into usable things 5 The inflation danger could nave been minimized if all the people of this country had gone CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Violet Hoover Admits Murder Guilt Gets 10 Years in Reformatory Sioux WIn a surprise move Monday morning Violet Hoover indicted by a grand jury on a charge of first degree mur der in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband Don Hoover appeared before Judge Ralph C Prichard in district court and pleaded guilty to a charge of second degree murder Judge Prichard sentenced her to a term of not to exceed 10 years in the womens reformatory at Rock well City they have turned to more expen sive merchandise since 1943 Louis Rothschild executive di rector of the National Association of Retail Clothiers predicted the new regulation will put on the market at least 700000 suits which lie said manufacturers have been holding for belter prices OPA officials could not estimate nosv much the price hikes might amount to in the case of individual firms but they said increases for some companies would be offset by reductions for others Director Race Draws Large Vote in City A contest in a school election something Mason City doesnt have every year brought out a compar atively large flow voters to the polling places Monday By Monday afternoon a total of 546 had voted in the 4 war polling places as fallows 1st ward School adminis tration 112 2nd ward courthouse ICG 3rd ward city hall 178 4th ward S R garage 00 516 The polls opened at V a m and will close at 7 p m The voting is being done on machines Voters will select 3 school di rectors from the following 6 can didates H A OLeary and Ray mond Zack running for reelec tion Allen D Patton Russell Gir ton Fred J Wagner and Fred C Wilts new candidates FBeck is on the ballot for reelection as school treasurer Frank Kiichgatter went to Durant Wis where he will be employed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night Lowest temperature near freezing Tuesday wanner mostly cloudy and Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night becoming mostly cloudy Tuesday Warmer Monday night and in east and extreme north portions Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday mgnt and Tuesday Warmer Monday night and south and east portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY statis Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum 33 15 22 40 33 GlobeGazette weather statis ts for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 59 23 44 24 ENGLAND SENDS NOTE TO REDS ON MANCHURIA Protest Stripping of Industrial Machinery by Russian Officials London if United State protests to Russia against th continued presence of red arm troops in Manchuria and the re moval of industrial machiner from that section of China war bolstered Monday by a simila British complaint A British foreicn office spokes man disclosed dispatch of a not on Manchuria to Moscow follow nig by several days the Amcri can protest Me added that th British government maintained that all factory installations in Manchuria should be left in th custody of the Chinese until an allied decision was made for Hiei disposal The spokesman also said tha the British charge daffaires in Moscow had been instructed t press for an early reply to a note demanding an explanation of Russias failure to evacuat Iran in accordance with a Bif Three agreement The United States previously had protested to Moscow over the situation in Iran The Moscow radio meanwhile decried what it described as ir responsible talk in the United States and said it appeared tha certain people there were at tempting to plant the seeds o a new world war to poison the public mind against the union The broadcast declared Soviet American friendship was esscn lial to world peace and asked why the United States should defend British colonial policy should any American feel that while British actions in the colonies and elsewhere are severely criticized America should turn away from the unit ed nations and start getting ready for another world war the Moscow commentator asked People in the United States turn away from rwrld war Red Fleet official organ of the Russian navy attributed the pres ence of Russian troops in Man churia to a request by the hinese Mewton Fire Chief ommits Suicide After Embezzlement Arrest Newton L Koppin 52 Newton fire chief and building commissioner arrested Saturday night on an embezzlement charge hot himself to death Monday Coroner Ralph V Toland said The shooting occurred in the basement of Koppins home here hortly after he arose Toland said members the Koppin family reported the fire chief appeared nervous when he arose early Monday He went to he basement and when he failed o return his family investigated and lound the body at a m He was shot in the mouth with a 2 cahber rifle the coroner said Strikes At a Glance ASSOCIATED PRESS line workers policy Cigaret Starts Fire Creston which the hotel management said started when a guest fell asleep xvith a lighted cigaret destroyed a mat tress and sent about 75 guests into the lobby in their pajamas early Sunday at the Sidney hotel One guest suffering from the smoke was treated by a doctor vote to return to work in bay Association of Manufacturers has contended it does not allow ade quate price help Bowies statement and the pol icy explanation issued Sunday night were designed to quiet these apprehensions The thing we Americans need more than anything else right now is confidence1 Bowles declared He added that achievement of full production and prosperity is being delayed by fear and doubt and blind selfinterest The new wageprice policy the stabilization chief continued can nd our economy of those bottle necks and clear the way for the greatest flood of goods this great nation has ever seen He promised that the govern ment will slash red tape to a min imum in handling applications for father P i f sssr iffsstfs aasa day for fair and warmer it cannot be expected that Mi Snow Man will last long It was hoped too that he will be the last snow man of the winter Lock photo K and A Moscow Newspaper Accuses Churchill of Inciting War Moscow newspaper Pravda accused Winston trying to incite war against the soviet union and IflPSc would mean the death the united nations mpress the idea that a new war s inevitable More than that he ncites people to this war and namely to war against the soviet union Churchill P r a v d a asserted slandered the USSR by saying hat soviet Russia wants the fruits if war and unlimited expansion ol ler strength anci her doctrine Commenting upon Churchills dvocacy of a fraternal alliance etween Britain and the United States Pravda said He adds quite openly that this military alliance must be directed gainst the USSR but the military lliance of 2 of the partners of the oalition against the 3rd means he end of the coalition of the 3 real powers which was estab shed in the course of the 2nd orld war Were Churchills ideas put into ractice Pravda asserted it mean nothing else but the quidation of the united nations rganization Germans Hanged for billing Allied POWs Hamelin Germany IP six ermans have been hanged for irturing and slaying allied pris ners of war last year British Hangman Albert Pierre ont carried out the sentences of he war crime court here Friday Those hanged were Hans Re oth convicted of murdering an nknown allied airman Frederick eier and Johann Braschoss for aying 3 British airmen at Essen rily Mackensen charged with ill eatmcnt of allied prisoners on forced march from Poland to anovcr Otto Franke and Alfred uettner found guilty of killing allied pilots Fred Finds U380368 ShirtsIn Navy Surplus List By FREDERICK C OTHMAN United Press Correspondent Washington Need a few shirts I know where you can buy 11380368 in 2 qualities and all sizes I have has reSS0f 3 fellow 7 pairs for sale Including 2000029 in size alone The government owns this hab erdashery The navy doesnt want it any longer and why it isnt helping to cover the nakedness of American men is a mystery that Sen James M Mead of N Y is fLl i approval of wage for price hikes increases and Me too fathom He is happened was that deep in the bowels of the capitol burrowing into the files of the senators war investigating com mittee I was jotting down notes on army surpluses such as 438 839 pounds of powdered soap llooo onegallon cans of castor oil 1 527 half gallon cans of ditto 21 580 gravy boats 23281 cream pitch err and 20000 surgical knives in assorted sizes This looked like subject matter lor an interesting dispatch and I was plowing happily through the surplus lists when I came upon the navy file turned it open and stared bugeyed shirts cost 343 still in federal warehouses The navy went on to list more surplus shirts of cotton 4 359 025 more to be exact It mentioned 281000 gray cotton hats 313000 gray cotton pants 116000 cotton jumpers 1894212 pairs of work gloves 1852000 twill jackets 3280375 twill trousers and 167 600 pairs of cotton socks Then an item buried among hundreds of other items that made me gulp Shorts mountains of shorts enough to provide every man in New York City for in stance with 2 pairs Good quality too i In the federal storerooms ac cording to the navys count was one batch of 4520740 pairs in all sizes from 30 to 42 Another consignment of navy shorts in sizes unspecified totaled I 175 387 pairs So much for mens haberdash AP Wireplioto NEW PATROL CHIEF S N Jcsperscn superintendent of the state motor vehicle department Monday was named by Public Safety Commissioner Fred L Wllkins as chief of the Iowa state highway patrol Jcsperscn 41 succeeds C A Knee who died unexpectedly of a heart at tack last Wednesday His suc cessor as superintendent has not been named Butter in Jail Chicago and 36 pounds of butter were Pnsoner Monday in a jail SgtPat McCormick ocked it up because he didnt know what else to do with if The butter was recovered from Henry Gargano 14 who said 2 other boys had given him to cart it to an empty garage Mc Cormick was charged with its safekeeping until someone claims He put the butter in the cell then thought better of it and bought a cake of ice to lock in with it PLAN RENEWAL AS BILL GOES BEFORE SENATE Barkley Reveals Drive to Restore Rejected Issues in Home Bill Washington Bark Icy D Ky said Monday the administration will fight to restore in subsidies when housing legislation is considered by the senate Barkley talked with reporters at the white house after congres sional leaders conferred with President Truman The house re jected subsidies on building ma terials and another key feature of the presidents housing ccilinff prices on old dwellings The government was busy also rushing final ouches on a new order designed to slash commer cial nnd industrial construction so that more homes can be built Barkley made clear that admin istration forces would attempt to revive all features of the original housing bill asked by Mr Truman but he said the major effort would be behind the subsidy payments The governments order on com mercial type building was de scribed by officials who have seen a preliminary draft as drastic and farreaching It is scheduled for announcement soon These officials who asked that iheir names not be published said the order will holdup construc tion thousands of nonessential stores office buildings and fac tories still in the blueprint stage But they predicted it will hit hardest at proposed roadhouses night clubs theaters and other amusement projects These will not be banned entirely but build ers will have to show there is a community need for such recrea tional facilities The new order is being drawn up by the civilian production ad ministration nnd the national housing agency They figure it will channel well over of all building materials to residential construction Theres no alternative said one official with the goal 2700 009 new homes during the next Z years There has been no decision yet whether to halt work on some commercial and industrial proj ects already under way CPA reportedly is opposing such a step because of the difficulty where to draw the line The agency also is making the point that it lacks an adequate field staff to enforce a stopconstruc tion order of that kind Housing officials estimated that upwards of 550000000 a week in labor and materials is being ex pended on nonresidential build ing Thats why these new restric tions have got to be slapped on quickly an official said Weve got to do something to stop this gobbling up of materials for proj ects which either are nonessential or can be built later on The new order it was under stood also will have the effect of whittling down the number of homes which can be built to sell for more than 510000 bo much for mens T i ery I can report further that the MaSOn LltVan to Land federal surplus disposeroos arJ J surplus disposeroos about to get some peculiar y invi chandize for sale such as 5 hu man skeletons 120 bassinetts 322 cradles and among other things 20 pairs of ice tongs These ma terials are in stock at the army medical supply depot in Bing hampton N Y the army doesnt sppm t0 em any ionger and ill be declared surplus soon are at West Coast Port First Li Elmer W Ede Mason City was due to land at San Fran cisco Monday aboard the Admiral Hughes according to an AP dis patch received here REPORT U S NOT FOR FRANCE PLAN Declines in Presenting Spanish Case to UNO Washington W Government officials said Monday the United States has declined to join France in presenting the allied case against SpainB Franco govern ment to the united nations secur ity council These officials who asked not to be identified said this countrys views on the matter were deliv ered to the French covcrnment Saturday Essentially they arc 1 That the U S acknowledges the right ot France or any other member of the united nations to lay a matter before the security council at any time but 2 This government believes that the Franco else it may not a threat to in ternational peace hence the U S will not join in bringing the Span ish situation before the council Britain also has declined to join with France in the action but gov ernment officials said the U S position on the matter was some what different from that of the British government Russia has accepted the French i proposal French officials have iin indicated they will brine the case When using spices and herbs reagainst Franco before the member to let the original flavor regardless of the U S or of the food predominate j views   

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