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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Presj and United Press Full Leased Wi MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 29 1S4G This Paper Consists o Two One NO 147 Attendance Records Fall 7 T iiuy ami nis son Vvii and hats walk to the gallows at Fort Madison Injday morning with their guards Notice the poker face expressions of the 2 men as they walk to their death AP Wirephoto v T r r V f ijc jc Father Son Heincy Die on Iowa Gallows and stoical to the end Phillip H Heincy verted office of a prison inspector The in which they spent their last sald fhe pork and beef In nisht on Z cots A special mass bc elective next was said for them there by Father dlay from recent Bongers at Friday morning ly prices for the The La offset a wage increase of 16 cents an hour Price hikes will be announced later for veal lamb and mutton R J Eggert associate director of the meat institutes marketing department testified to the house agriculture committee that of 1803 stores checked by impartial housewife shoppers in 11 cities 83 per cent exceeded ceiling prices in their sales He added that the illegal prices on some cuts were double and even triple the ceiling although the average was around 20 per cent Eggert supported the industrys demand for removal of meat price ceilings The committee is investi gating problems of the industry Retail pork prices generally will be upped an average of three quarters of a cent a pound OPA said while beef price increases will average a third of a cent a pound Increases for individual pork and beef cuts range from one to four cents a pound The price boost for mostpopular as sirloin and porterhouse steaks bacon and pork chops and loins will be only one cent a pound In some areas ceilings for these cuts will not be increased For ex ample there will be no price change for porterhouse steak in Los Angeles and Dallas according to OPA but it will cost a penny more a pound in Chicago New York and Nashville On the oilier hand there will be an increase of a cent a pound for flank steak in Dallas but not in the other cities mentioned The reason for these discrepan cies an OPA official explained is that meat prices are figured under a formula based on costs which vary from area to area Retail the About threefourths of all pork The official witnesses included iv 2 City ireeiourths of all pork sfc TJESLW fight with the Heincys Aug 5 1931 finally capturing the pair after shooting a tire on a stolen car they were driving They re ceived 25year prison sentences for an Iowa Falls kidnaprobberv at that time UJIKU oeei ana p Miniature gasolinefilled flame bacon OPA said uami throwers are on sale in a num ber of northern cities for remov ing snow from walks and drive ways Get Slight Price Rise Washington the OPA meat 3t t Madison gallows at a j11Uuy and hands with the Catholic prison chaplain Father H V Bonjers the men showed no visible emo tion but only clamped their jaws hard before the traps were sprun In one of the few fatherson executions in this country tmerl died tor tile confessed murder Dec 16 1944 of Robert W Haebel 63 a Lake Okoboji resort operator during a robbery in which Mrs Raebel also was tally beaten Henry the son dropped an in stant before his father as Sheriff Joe L McQuirk pushed the 2 lev ers that controlled the trap The father was pronounced officially dead at a m and the son a m A statement signed by both Washington the OPA our sins was released after their announced ceiling price increases deaths most and tor about a Tiiiirt i lhird a11 cuts Friday the mnmii American Meat Institute declared n v Row at the that a survey indicated a house lookedsternly ahcaT they had leSS tha ChanCe marched the 150 feet to the states portable gallons from he con The elder Heincy one of the oldest men ever to be executed in this country led the way as the 2 trudged their last mile flanked by prison officials who aided in the execution Present were 100 persons including 3 women Both of the little men made to seem even smaller by the tower ing prison officers at their sides were neatly attired in blue pin stripe suits black hats white shirts and black shoes The fa ther wore a brilliant blue tie and the son wore a tie of more sub dued hue in a gray and blue stripe Led by Father Bongers in a White surplice the men entered the stockade and climbed the 16 steps to the gallows platform where new ropes and the pro verbial hangmans knot awaited The elder man crossed the plat form o the righthand side while Henry stopped at the nearer trap They stood about 6 feet apart but did not look directly at each other after they mounted the gallows Father Bongers went first to Phillip spoke to him briefly the elderly man whispered something in reply crossed himself and then shook hands with the priest The priest repeated the process with the son Deputy Warden John Bennett and Prison Inspector Gus Reifen rath immediately strapped the elder Heincys arms placed the black hood over his head and ad justed the noose Assistant Deputy Warden Bernard Nelson and Yard Captain Cooney Mertens per formed the same duties on the son The black hoods filled out tightly collapsed and filled again as both men drew heavily their final breaths At a nod from Warden Percy Lainson the sheriff pushed the levers dropping the men about 8 feet only a third of beef cuts Beef liver a corned ed by but other beef at the same 1 The only items increased by four cents a pound are bulk dried beef and packaged Canadian The agency added nin Mon shops 2000 TEACHERS CONVENE Leaders Eye Plan to Ease Rift GROMYKO STILL BOYCOTTS UNO ISSUE ON IRAN Predict Plan to Send Questions on Dispute to Moscow and Tehran New York united na tions security council met in ex prices for beef and pork a direct request to Moscow and Tehran for information on the Iranian situation As the council scheduled 2 p m C S T another public meet ing on the case having decided to SO ahead without Russia there were authoritative predictions that it would adopt a plan calling for submission to both flloscow and Tehran of 3 specific questions bearing on current negotiations between them and on the with drawal of Russian troops from Iran Replies would be requested by early next week probably Tues day or Wednesday after which the council might proceed with or withovit the answers The question procedure won informal majority support at a closed session of the council late Thursday according to persons familiar with the dis cussions at that meeting Among top delegates there was some hope the soviet government would find this or some other method as a graceful way out of the situation created by Ambassa dor Andrei Gromykos Mascow directed absence from 2 council sessions Some privately expressed hope that Gromyko might receive new instructions after the Kremlin weighed world reaction to his dramatic gesture in walking out of Wednesdays security council meeting and in the interest of re storing unity among the key pow ers in the council The ambassa dor stayed at his Russian consul ate offices last night until after midnight then returnee to his hotel Secretary Byrnes was repre sented by persons familiar with his statements at Thursdays tec rer council session as extremely desirous of finflhiff a construc tive solution to the problems both of the Iranian case and restoration of harmony within the council But he was determined with the publicly expressed backing of President Truman not to let the soviet boycott hamstring the coun cil s work in so far as that can be prevented even though Russia is one of the 5 powers holding permanent seats in that agency Gromyko after many false alarms and after one excursion around town in his officiallimou sme failed to show up for Thurs days session Available evidence seemed to in dicate that the soviet diplomat had decided at the last minute that since the Iranian question was to come up he would not join the meeting In Washington meanwhile President Truman told reporters at a press conference he fully sup ported Byrnes These policies with the reported backing of a majority of the coun cil nere moving swiftly Friday into a new phase the key to which is the councils informal decision at its closed meeting Thursday that Russias absence should not be al lowed fo hall its work on the Iran ian case A slate of three major questions which may finally be formally stated in various combinations was reported in preparation for sub mission to the council with a pro posal that both Russia and Iran be requested to answer them Re gardless of how they are finally stated and exactly how many there Congressmen Are Wary of Atomic Plan Washington cautionary note gainst any veto loophole that might permit secret bombmak ing tempered general congression al approval Friday of a plan for international con trol over atomic power The veto question was brought to the front by Senator Ferguson R5Iich in discussing the state departments proposal for a United Nations atomic develop ment authority which would mine ail fissionable materials and oper ate all primary production plants From these denatured products would be shipped to secondary plants throughout the world for either scientific or industrial pur poses But Ferguson told a reporter he does not see how a satisfactory agreement outlawing the use of atomic energy for war purposes can be reached it any of the big five nations retains the right to veto measures the UNO security council might want to take to en force that agreement The state department reports confirmation that a way has been found to denature energypro ducing plutonium of its explosive qualities prompted assertions by legislators that this may simplify the task of preventing secret bomb manufacture Senator Hickenlooper RIowa told a reporter that if the dena turing process is proved in prac tical operation then there is much to be said for the state de partment proposal One scientific authority asking anonymity told reporters Thurs day night that this country ac tually tried to make atomic bombs from the denatured material and found it impossible The state department report proposed no immediate sharing of secrets but rather a gradual divulging of information over a period of years Saying however that some technical data would have to be given out to put the international control plan in ef fect it added that this would not essentially alter the present su periority of the United States With the premise that uranium and thorium are the only sub stances from which the necessary chain reaction can be obtained the plan calls for the internation al authority to take possession of all of these ores in the world making it Illegal for others to possess or mine them Owning also all ol the primary production plants like that at Oak Ridge Tenn the ADA Atomic Development Authority would make atomic energy source materials available to state or privately owned secondary plants which would produce power for industrial and other purposes Because the materials they would receive would be dena tured these secondary plants could not produce bombs with out extensive reconversions that would take 2 or 3 years the re port said ADA would supervise the building and operation of the secondary plants v ut viuiiga Byrnes and others sharing his views want to know 3 Why are Russian assurances moved from Iran barring unfore seen developments not satisfac tory to the Iranian government 2 What negotiations are now going on between Russia and Iran 3 Is the removal of red army forces conditioning upon these ne gotiations Doe Strolls In Town Sayre Fa quickened tempo ot urban life made little difference to this strange animal Hundreds watched a does un nearby Milltown Mason Cityan to Land in New York Saturday Gordon D Tanner Mason City is scheduled to arrive in New York Saturday on board the Zanesville Victory it was re ported in an Associated Press dis patch received here Friday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and much cooler Friday night and Saturday Light showers Satur day Iowa Partly cloudy Cooler west portion Friday night and entire state Saturday Light showers xvest portion late Saturday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Light showers west portion Saturday Cooler Friday night and south east portion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 73 Minimum 47 At 8 a m Friday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 34 crowd is only part of the overflow after the morn ing session of the teachers con vention had ffottcn under way The auditorium and several hundred more chairs in the gymnasium connected with the stage by a public address sys tem were filled lane before registration had been completed Part of the registration desk is shown aliove as it appeared about 10 a m unable to get into the convention sessions proper slopped to examine displays in the high school corridors H A Phillips Mason City is show Ins the textbooks to Miss Gretchen Niedring Sheffield Miss Gcrtrufle Ermer Rockwell Mrs Helen Webb Al gona Miss Mary Cahill Rock well and Mrs Shirley Mroz Sheffield Lock OPA to Suspend Ceilings on Industrial Machinery Items Porter Says Several Consumer Products Curbs Will Be Lifted URGES WIDENING OF TB PROGRAM Mary Dempsey Talks to Iowa Association DCS Moines IP The Iowa Tuberculosis association was ad vised at its convention Friday by Mary Dempsey of New York sta tistician for the National Tuber culosis association to widen its field Your association she said has reached a point where it must if It is to survive broaden out into the general public health education field The tuberculosis problem is decreasing and you must plan now to embark in the next 3 to 5 years on a larger pro gram The association in coopera tion with the state department of health can extend its activities into one or more of a number of important fields PLAN INQUEST IN BOYS DEATH inquest was to be held Friday morning in the death of Larry Monson 4 youngest son of Mr and Mrs Albert Monson who live at the west end of Wes leys main street who was killed Thursday at 6 p m when struck by a car driven by LeRoy Am stead 32 of Eagle Grove The child suffered a basal skull fracture He had come up from the ditch on U S highway 18 at the west edge of town into the path of the car Glenn Holand farmer near Wesley and the Rev J A Riggs brought the boy to a doctors of fice but life was extinct upon ar rival The boys mother was re ported to have witnessed the ac cident from her home Deputy Ralph Lindhorst Pa Aunrove Fair trolman Don Hutchinson and DCS MohiZr Coroner R A Evans all ot Al budeet of nmf gona investigated the affair udget 35D000 for Iowas cen j took Amstead and his companion Les Parker of Eagle Grove into custody me ooara set a Besides his parents 4 brothers ODD from the budget or artin Juliu Martin Julius Wilbur and Washington ceilings will be suspended very soon on a large number of industrial ma chinery items Price Administra tor Paul Porter said Friday He also told the house banking committee that ceilings will be re moved shortly from many relative ly unimportant consumer products While Porter did not elaborate on industrial machinery a spokes man for the agency said later that ceilings will be discontinued on hundreds of such thing Jess than half of those now under price control He said the action probably will be announced next week Porter told congress Friday price ceilings will be adjusted wherever needed to spur production and be wiped out entirely as soon as it is safe to do so without the dis aster of inflation This was the administrations economic high command answer to charges by some elements in busi ness and industry that OPA is en couraging black markets stilling production and contributing to in flation Porter told the house banking committee there was danger of a severe cumulative inflation in the next 12 months or so with prices advancing 30 40 or 50 per cent But he added confidently that he was convinced we can avoid serious inflation if we have the guts and teamwork to do it New Ambassador Is Plain Smith Moscow Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith new U S ambass ador to the Soviet Union revealed himself Friday to be no formalist insistent upon personal protocol Asked by correspondents whether he preferred to be ad dressed as General Mr Am bassador or what he replied I sign my name W B Smith Call me anything you want I if you just call me dont care Smith wuaiu Meeting Thursday for its annual spring session the board set aside to be awarded during e aware urng farve car and one sister Dolores Eurwhich is scheduled for Aug 21 through Aug 30 HOUSE APPROVES PETRILLO CURB Bill Goes to Senate Then to President Washington UFH The house Friday overwhelmingly approved a senatenouse conference bill to impose stiff federal curbs on the demand of Music Czar James Caesar Petrillo upon radio broad casters Approval came on standing vofc of 136 to 1G Final senate approv al is now all that remains to send the bill to the president The bill worked out by senate house conferees would make it a penal offense lor any person to try to force a broadcaster To employ standby orches tras To refrain from broadcasting recordings or To hire more employes than lie needs Violators would be liable to a fine and a year in prison Petrillo and his American Fed eration of Musicians have been accused of making just such de mands upon broadcnsters Major General Gets High School Diploma Kokomo Ind UR A major eneral who quit school 41 years ago to become a marine private and rose to the command of 8th airforce fighter plans in World war II got his high school diploma Thursday night Maj Gen William E Kepner whose 8th airforce fighter com mand helped destroy the German luftwaffe was given the diploma Thursday night in a special grad uation ceremony at Kokomo high school which he left as a sopho more to seek adventure in the marines Black Hills Welcomes British Ambassador Kapid Cily S Dak Black Hills Friday welcomed lard Halifax British ambassador to the United States for a short visit Halifax and his party arrived here about p m Thursday on the first leg of a trip which will complete a tour of the United States After a short stay in the Black Hills he will go on to Wyoming Montana and North with South Da kota are the only states in the nation he had not visited pre viously TEACHERS HEAR DAWSONLOGAN MOWRER TALKS High School Jammed for 1Day Program of North Central District Condemnation of society for a general lack of intellectual cur iosity and a disinclination to bet ter the conditions of 750000000 colonial peoples was voiced at the 24th annual convention of the north central division the Iowa State Education association here Friday All attendance records were broken for the teachers convention in session again this year after a 1year postponement The weatherman cooperated with a continuation of Wednesday and Thursdays balmy weather and smiling skies The mercury climb ed to 74 degrees Friday at as compared with the seasons re cord high of 78 Thursday after noon The high school auditoriums 1035 scats were filled when the morning session got under way 300 chairs placed in the high school gymnasium with public ad dress connection to the auditorium also filled and other hundreds of Hie visitors jammed the upper hall opposite the registration desks Many also overflowed into the streets attracted by the warm weather and shop window dis plays and there was a constant parade of gay bonnets between the high school and the downtown business area Stores were sched uled to remain open Friday njng as usual in Mason City Attendance was estimated at more than 2000 before noon with additional registrations anticipated during the afternoon Society at large lias lost its standards and we cannol make a world function or preserve the peace in this atomic age with our presentday methods of educating the youth Edgar Ansel Mowrcr nofed foreign correspondent told a luncheon meeting of classroom teachers Friday noon in the base ID e n t of the Congregational church Mowrer one of featured speakers on the afternoon pro gram the convention pointed out the weaknesses evident in our youth today as seen in his con tacts with the United States army in Europe lUowrer found 5 great failings in our soldiers There wns an amazing lack of intellectual cur iosity among the boys he said and there was a marked inability among them to amuse themselves Lack of literacy in the sense of failing to dip into resources the printed word also was much in evidence he continued As a general rule he went on there was a disappointing lack of political savvy The boys did not understand the background of the war and didnt know why they were here They just didnt know their jiislory he pointed out A shocking lack of moral standards was everywhere Mowrer found Those boys had no code what ever and did not distingush be tween enemy and ally he said Mowrer felt 3 main reasons were apparent why those weak nesses cropped up Tirst of all he went on weve made things too easy for our children and weve given them too much tech nical training and injected loo much objectivity in their early ed ucation I feel everyone should be given a through course in objec tivity but it should be reserved for the Uiilcnd of a persons ed ucation not thrust upon them at the beginning Mowrer opined He said that society at large had lost its standards and that the children today as a general rule have been left rudderless and compassiess Well never make the world function or preserve the peace with presentday methods Mowrer concluded Dr Rayford Logan noted Negro educator from Howard university Washington D C declared that we left San Francisco disappoint ed and disillusioned at evidence that the architects of peace didnt even intend that people in de pendant areas should have an op portunity to better their own standards of living Not a single inch of the worlds colonial territories has been placed under the UNO trusteeship coun cil he pointed out and every country is as free to exploit its colonies as it was before the War It is still up to the good will ot each nation to include its colonies under the trusteeship Doctor Daw son told his listeners and it is evident that unilateral and un i supervised control is desired Ad   

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