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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT CF HISTORY AKt ARCHfVSS DES MOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LU Associated Press and United Presj Full leased WIrei Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAKCII 20 1910 This Paper Consists a Two One NO 139 3 DIE IN ARMY AIRPLANE CRASHES Complaint Has No Effect So Far on Red Actions in Country Washington Russia Wednesday was reported con tinuing her troop maneuvers in Iran despite that governments appeal to the united nations se curity council for help in getting soviet forces out of the country Late reports reaching officials here described the tense middle eastern situation as unchanged with main attention for future developments still directed toward the Kurdish areas of Iran Tur key and Iraq Informants who may not be named said that Irans appeal to the council charging the pres ence of red army troops in viola tion of a SovielIranianBritisb treaty and interference by soviet agents in Iranian affairs had had absolutely no effect so far as could be told here on conditions inside Iran The formal charges appeared certain to gain council attention American officials predicted that this country will support fully ihe troubled nations appeal to the council for prompt action And indications are that of the 11 council members Iran will get an easy majority for putting its case on the agenda for early considera tion in the sessions scheduled to open in New York next Monday Officials do not discount the possibility that Russia may ob ject However since only a ma jority is required and since Russia normally can count only on Polish support to back up any opposition the required 7 votes lor considera tion seem assured The Iranian complaint was made public here late Tuesday by UNO General Secretary Trygve Lie Filed by Iranian Ambassador Hus sein Ala who has been designated by his government to plead the case before the security council it made these 2 specific charges 1 That red army troops are re maining in Iranian territory be yond the March 2 deadline fixed under an AngloSovietIranian treaty of January 1942 This treaty specified that all foreign troops should be withdrawn from the country G months after the end of the war 2 That Russia is continuing to interfere in the internal af fairs of Iran through the medium of soviet agents officials anc armed forces Meanwhile it appeared that in the face of these charges Russia is continuing to send reinforce ments info Iran for objectives still described here as obscure The latest reports reaching the United States government said the troops were moving in the general direction of the frontier junction of Iran Turkey anc Iraq This is a section inhabitee by Kurdish tribes which Russia is believed to be backing in a move to recreate an independen Kurdistan Iran charged that the presence of the Russian troops and the alleged interference in Irans in ternal affairs violates not onl the 1942 pact but also the united nations charter and the 1833 Big Three declaration of Tehran signed by President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill ant Premier Stalin American officials privately expressed agreement that the casi may present virtually a lifeand death test of the security coun tils power and prestige At th same time they noted that thj only ultimate solution possible i one which depends on good will in abiding by whaleve decision the council might ham down Harvester Company Offers Wage Increase Chicago if Internationa Harvester company Wednesda announced it had offered strikin members of the ClOUnited Farm Equipment and Metal Worker union an immediate general wag increase of 18 cents an hour pro vided the men return to wor and settle other differences further bargaining The IS cent increase figure recommended by a governmen factfinding panel but the com pany said its position up to no was that it could not grant th increase without first obtainin government assurance of price re lief The union had accepted th panel report Russians Continue Troop Maneuvers in Iran U S READY TO SUPPORT IRAN APPEAL TO UNO Axis Sally Captured Berlin counterintelligence agents have captured Axis Salty the darkeyed personality girl Radio Berlin who used her sexy voice on U S troops during the war Justice department officials identified Sally as Mildred E Gil fars 3G formerly of iortland ftraiiie She will be returned to the United States to face indictment for treasonable broadcasts Authorities explained that she was not included among 7 Ameri cans indicted previously for proaxis broadcasts 4 of whom have Fred W Kaltenbaeh the Americanborn Lord Haw Haw is being held by the Russians somewhere in Germany was captured in Berlin last weekend according to the justice department officials She was jailed immediately pending her return to the United States The blackhaired broadcaster with the throaty voice is probably best known to the American public as she was portrayed in the Ernie Pyle movie GI Joe KNUCKLE spring Time for marbles kites and dogs Here Bill Cope has the eagle eye on Marlin Knute Rodgers about to make a cleaning in the charmed circle And Bob Cope watches with balloon in mouth and Cooky at his side which sounds vice versa but Cooky is a black black dog Lock photo It wont be here officially until Thursday the time when Ol Sols enter crosses the equator and ay and night are everywhere of equal length but spring usually marked by the equinox of March 1 was certainly in the air Tues day and Wednesday School boys were on the loose with marbles once again KolJer kates and hopscotch were in evidence And little dogs and big dogs frisked gaily about with oungsters for springtime is their ime The grass was turning green once again lilac buds were just about to pop here and there an enterprising home owner was be ginning to clean np the yard win er coats disappeared and the emperature rose to 61 dcerecs Kites were in the air too and police were keeping their lingers crossed for fear of the possibility of tragedy resulting from tragedy from this sport Fortunately no fatalities have resulted from the use of kites near power lines or on traffic congested streets but the police do not like the youngsters to take chbrices Never climb electric light or telephone poles to recover a kite snarled in the wires one of the police force told one youngster Dont iJy your kite near electric lines Even a damp string is a conductor of electricity You cant watch your kite and traffic too Dont climb trees to rescue your kites unless you arc positive that the limbs are strong enough to support you The rules of hopscotch and OPA Begins Investigation of Shortage at Packing Plants Packers Put Blame on roller skating the police are leaving to the youngsters And the season is open on marbles one of the forces best having admitted he never had luck in marbles any way And Weflncsday perambulators made their appearance 011 the streets with a number of new faces to Mason City Stores were busy with shoppers beginning to think of the Easter parade New clothes and hats made their ap pearance in store windows And fishermen began o look over their tackle for another season It is the time of year when fancy turns again to buying a car putting fertilizer on the lawn hunting for a cottage at the lake or selecting garden seeds Its spring again Funny how n change in temperature does things Hall Claims Price High to Avoid War Chicago price to avoid an atomic war will be very high W Earl Hall managing editor the GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa said Tuesday In an address to the spring mecfingof the centra states cir culation managers association il asserted The question facing lie world today Is whether we lave the Intelligence commensu rate with this form of energy which has made us as gods How much are we willing to pay to avoid the type of war that will be fought with atomic en ergy It be a very high price Besides leaving our sons in Germany and Japan and shar ing our food with the rest of the world we still must delegate some of our previous sovereignty Hall contended Mans rise up the ladder of progress is meas ured by the intelligence with which he has delegated sov ereignty The American revoiu tion was won the constitu tional convention organized a federal union of a group that was rapidly becoming 13 Balkan states We have reached the year of decision We reached it when it became good business to delegate that sovereignty to a world or ganization to enforce peace There is no security for anyone in an atomic war Peace has its price but it is still infinitely cheaper than war Earlier James F Jae president of the international circulation managers association and circula tion manager of the St Louis GlobeDemocrat urged the news papermen to make their subscrib ers pay the price it takes to get the paper Jae contended we have got people up to where they realize the worth of what they get in daily newspaper and recom mended a rate boost before its too late Now is the time to do it when money is easy TRAINS DELAYED BY DERAILMENT Westbound trains on the Mil vaukee into Mason City were rom 2V2 to 3 hours late Wednes day morning due to a derailment of extra freight train No 63 west bound just west of Ionia The sixth and seventh cars ihead of the caboose both emp ies were both derailed one land ng crosswise to the track No one was injured but there was iome track damage Because of the wreck west oound passenger train No 11 due n Mason City at a m was detoured from Calmar by way of Austin Minn and arrived in Mason City at a m Railroad officials in Mason City reported the track passable at a m There is a dry monsoon as well as a wet monsoon in the Orient and the one is likely to be just as dry as the other is wet PLAN COAST TO COAST SLEEPERS Chicago of the coun trys major eastwest railroads have announced plans for daily coast to coast sleeping car serv ice a new accommodation to the traveling public which will dis pense with change of trains in Chicago Bailroads participating in the new service to start March 31 include the New York Central Santa Fe Pennsylvania Chicago and North Western Union Pa cific and Southern Pacific lines The Hock Island vill join the group on June 2 The cars rather than the pas sengers will change stations to be switched from one railroad to another Open Surplus Depot Des Jloines office of the war assets corpora tion has announced it will open a surplus commodities sales depo at one of the Des Moines ordnance plant buildings about April 10 The depot will dispose of ma chin cry equipment and supplie at the ordnance plant as well a other surplus supplies now storec elsewhere in the Chicago district Weather Report FORECAST ilason City Increasing cloudiness and slightly wanner Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy and mild with occasional showers beginning in late aft ernoon or night Increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and mild with occasional show ers beginning in west and north central portions in late after noon or night Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy with scattered showers north and west por tions Cooler north and extreme west portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Gl Minimum 31 At 8 a m Wednesday 39 YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 30 GOERING ADMITS DRIVE ON JEWS Claims Goebbels and Himmlev More Radical Nuernberg Goer ing told the international military tribunal Wednesday that he had signed numerous antiJewish de grees as president o the reichstog and I assume full responsibility for them In the witness box for the sixth day in his own defense the form er reichsmarshal declared that both Joseph Goebbels and Hcinrich Ilimmler xvere more radical than himself on the Jewish question He said Defendant Julius Strei cher was violently antiJewish but dismissed him as not a mem ber of the government and al though he was a gatileiter he had no influence on the government Both Goering and Justice Robert H Jackson chief U S prosecutor showed the strain of hours of crossexamination and there were frequent clashes between the two Lord Justice Geoffrey Lawrence presidenting member of the trib unal overruled Jacksons effort to compel Goering to stop making what the prosecutor termed prop aganda remarks from the witness stand Jackson contended Goering was being permitted to take con trol of proceedings Jacksons annoyance expressed itself again when Goering testified that he had ordered security police to withhold action against the par ticipants in a program in Novem ber 1939 because I Tuysclf wanted to take necessary action You know thats not the truth Jackson declared I put it to you squarely Goering replied again that he took his protests against these antiJewish excesses directly to Hitler and therefore did not want underlings to take action The hearing progressed slowly as Goering repeatedly challenged the accuracy of translations of various prosecution documents 4 Daughters to Wed m Same Ceremony Detroit proud man is Grocer George Saieg On Sunday April 19 he plans to give 4 daughters in marriage virtually all at once The bridestobe are Mary 21 Dorothy 19 Helen 22 and Rose 18 There will be 2 double cere monies at St George Syrian Orthodox church OPA Price Ceilings Growing Black Market Kansas beef crisis thai threatened to empty American meat counters stretched out from the midwest Wednesday where the drastic reduction in the supply o slaughter steers at packing com panies stalled an OPA investiga tion to determine the cause of the serious shortage Four OPA investigators were a work in Kansas City after the slaughter rate in the citys major packing companies dropped to ap Siroximately 10 per cent of normal Two Kansas City packing com pany officials stated that unless Receipts Down Receipts of catftc are down about SO per cent from 6 weeks ago it was reported Wednesday by Jacob E Decker and Sons Mason City unit of Armours the OPA could ease the situation which they said was caused by OPA price ceilings and a growing black market the killing of beef would be halted indefinitely In the first phase of the Kansas City investigationthe OPA repre sentatives were reported attempt ing to determine why 7000 cattle were shipped from the local mar ket to the east last week while only 2500 animals were available for the local plants The slaughter rate in the major Kansas City packing plants has dropped from 180 to 18 an hour with 1000 employes laid off Slaughter rates down as much as 75 per cent were reported in St Louis Omaha Sioux City Des Moines Tulsa Louisville Los An srclcs Indianapolis San Antonio Wichita Topeka and Oklahoma City Some smaller plants in the midwest have closed down com pletely Animals purchased by retail butchers on the hoof do not come within OPA ceilings one packer explained if the butcher is will ing to forego the government sub sidy which ranges as high as 3 cents a pound There is a spread of 1 about 4 cents a pound between j packers and butchers retail OPA ceilings he continued and many butchers are willing to absorb the subsidy in order to provide beef for their customers Packers are finding it increas ingly difficult to buy cattle he continued because they cannot compete with the prices offered by independent buyers and still stay within the OPA ceilings which are enforced against them SITES OF PLANE Pointer from A indicates where 26 service personnel died Tuesday in the explosive crash of an army C47 transport air plane in the mountains near Hobart Mills Cal Wreckage of a missing B29 was found in the hills above Livermore Cal pointer from Seven persons were reported aboard the B29 which was flying from Hono lulu AP Wirenhofo SENATE GROUP APPROVES SMITH See Speedy 0 K on Ambassador to Russia Washington IP The senate foreign relations c o m m i 11 e Wednesday unanimously a p proved the nomination of Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith as am bnssador to Russia Smith formerly chief of staf to Gen Dwight D Eiscnhowc as allied supreme commander i Europe got the okay after ap pearins briefly for questioning b committee members Chairman Connally DTex said without elaborating tha j Smith made an excellent impres sion One committee member had tol reporters privately before th meeting that the group wante to size up Smith and get h views on HussoAmerican reia lions The question of interna ional conditions is expected 1 figure in the senates decision o extending the draft law Connally said he understood Smith would leave for Moscow shortly after his expected con firmation adding that we want to get him there as soon as pos sible No Comment by Blue on Taxpayer Strike Des Jfoincs Robert D Blue returned to his desk in the statehouse Wednesday after a 10 day California junket but he declined to comment on the furor kicked up by his advocacy in a western speech of a taxpayers strike if necessary to halt al leged excessive federal spending George Oimsted Blues oppo nent for the republican nomina tion for governor commenting on the suggestion called such a strike anarchy Tuesday the demo crats struck out National Com miUeeman G G Jock of Atlantic declaring such talk put Blue in the role of an anarchist TRANSPORTAND B29 CRACK UP ON WEST COAST Ground Crews Labor to Recover Bodies in California Mountains San Francisco wo big army planes in northern California mountains Tuesday ap Jarently took a death toll of 33 army and navy men whose bodies ground crews labored in difficult errain Wednesday to recover Twentythree bodies some ot hem buried several feet In snow lad hecn found early Wednesday at the scene of a C47 crash In the Sierra Nevaclas a mile from the ghost town of Ilohart Mills and seven miles from Xnickee Cal Three others listed on the flight Tom Stockton Cal bound for Ogden Utah were believed in the yet inaccessible flight control com partment of the wreckage A ground squad pushed toward the wreckage of a B29 which crashed with seven crewmen into he top of a 3820foot peak near Livermore 30 miles southeast of San Francisco The bomber came from Hicham Field Honolulu Its radio reported engine trouble several hours before the plane plummeted to eartli 10 feet from the top of the peak Witnesses said they saw the C 47 explode in air and Captain Harold Simer commanding the Reno Nev army air base said the wreckage indicated a wing which had not been found was blown off before the crash Snow piled as high as 12 feet in drifts Army workers and vol unteers who reached the C47 wreckage by snowmobile toiled through the night by campfire and flashlight in continuing snow to recover the frozen bodies some oi which werfi severely mangled Eramct mid Morris Tucker brothers Horn Grass Valley Cal volunteered heir eateniillar drivcn skimobile for the tortuous trip from Ilohart Mills to the wreck and brought doirn the first five bodies to a temporary morgue set up in an abandoned garage Snowplows were pushing through a road during the night to get army trucks to the scene Plane parts were strewn over the rugged mountain for several hundred feet with the fuselage and tail section 200 feet apart The twinengined C47 did not burn The B9 one of a flight of 5 from Hawaii had been missing since early morning Tuesday No lowans were included in the passenger list of the wrecked C47 transport plane Drag River Tor Boys Two Rivers Wis guardsmen and police dragged the East river and the rim of Lake Michigan Wednesday in a search for two 3 year old boys who wandered away from their mud flat homes 2 days ago DERAILED FREIGHT TRAIN BLOCKS Traffic over the Chicago Northwestern railroad resumed Wednesday after wreckage crews cleared the tracks fol lowing the derailment Tuesday night of 12 cars of a freight train neap the DeWitt Iowa depot blocking traffic over highway 61 This aerial view shows the wreckage Wednes day morning before it was cleared away The accident was caused by a defective journal railroad officials said No one was injured AP Wirephoto ROBE SALE OF NYLONS IN PX Provides 1 st Fuel to Army Discriminatiorr Washington stock ngs of all things provided the irst fuel Wednesday to the armys investigation of GI charges of widespread discrimination he officers and enlisted men The pairs of them normally selling for S135 n tagged at 87 cents last Friday and placed on sale at the ciuartermaster sales store here or officers only The sale was abruptly halted the quartermaster general not soon enough to prevent a wave of criticism Meanwhile the civilian produc tion administration moved to still criticism elsewhere on the nylon front It planned to ask tho com merce department to put export controls on Americanmade ny lons There have been reports that an unusual high percentage of nylons are being exported J R White chairman of the Washington chapter of the Ameri can veterans committee said the exclusive sale of scarce nylons to officers was an outrage lowan Flew to Sweden in Bomb Compartment of Mosquito Plane Fort Dodse May clin home Wednesday after years with the state department in Stockholm Sweden belongs to one of the most exclusive organ izations in the world She is one of the 4 members of the Mosquito club AH are girl employes of the state department who were flown from Scotland to Sweden in Mosquito bombers in wartime The girls replaced bombs in the planes occupying the cramped iecesses in which the lethal loads were usually carried   

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