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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cent a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 3D 194S UNO AWAITS RUSSIAIRAN Government Launches Drive Against Nylon Black Market 4 OIL STATIONS AT LAKE ROBBED Holdup Man Discovered But Makes Getaway A holdup man who was discov ered during one of 4 breakins at Clear Lake Friday night was be ing sought Saturday by North Iowa peace officers who believed that he had at least 3 companions with him less than 550 in cash plus a German rifle and 24 quarts of mo tor oil was realized by the holdup men according to Chief of Police J R Buttleman who investigated the robberies together with dep uty sheriffs In each case entrance was sained by breaking a window Harold Nesbit employed at the Hayes Brothers Bed Star station 407 E Division street returned about II p m to the station for a coat he had left and was con fronted by the thief who ordered himat the point of a gun to back out of the station The man then ranacross the street and joined his companions in a car parked a block away near the Bulk Oil company station operated by D D Dye The Hayes Brothers were called and notified Dye who said noth ing was taken from his station The rifle and amount of change were missing from the Red Star station The other robberies were dis covered Saturday morning some small change and the oil being taken from the DX station oper ated by the Burns Brothers and approximately from the sta tion operated by Robert Nichols at 619 S 4th as miladys legs dishonest deal ers have sold thousands of nylons at aboveceiling prices Since there are no government regulations over the distribution of nylons OPA rules have been the only means of control And OPA has announced that it is now ready to pick up black market pecjiilers all over the country As a result Clark has in structed all U S attorneys to give special attention to nylon cases referred to them by OPA Clark said women could aid in the program by refusing to buv nylons at above ceiling prices MINIMUM WAGE BILL IS FACING DOOM BY VETO Senators 0 K Bill Despite Warning by President Truman Washington adminis tration smarted Saturday under a severe senate setback that threatened to doom President Tru mans minimum wage legislation The showdown came on a pro posal to incorporate in the bill provisions that would boost farm prices and the proposal won 4231 Friday despite Mr Trumans ad vance warning that he would veto the measure in that form The senates weekend recess gave perplexed presidential lieu tenants a chance to take inventory and consider recasting plans in the face ot a politically important de feat Tho farmprice amend ment won approval after less than an hour of fierydebate The roll call vote found 24 democrats and 39 republicans shouting yes and 21 democrats 9 republicans the lone progressive LaFoIletto Wis answering the no asked by the president Majority Leader Barkley D who had gravely delivered he white house veto warning re fused comment on what he plan ned next lowan Gets 99 Years for Murder in 1943 SITTS TO GET ELECTRIC CHAIR Convicted Murderer to Die in April 1947 Deaawoofl S Dais cuit Judge Charles R Hayes Sat urday sentenced George S Sifts convicted murderer to death in South Dakotas electric chair asyet unused The court set the week begin ning Sunday April 6 3947 as the period within which Sitts is i to die The actual date and hour under state law will remain se cret until after the execution As Sitts stood alternately look ing at the floor and holding his chin in hand Judge Hayes told nim A review of the record evi dence in your case so overwhelm and so convincingly and much of it of such character as to shock the conscience of all who the h that there exists no good and suf ficient reason why the court should reject and cast aside the recommendation of the jury that capital punishment be imposed upon you1 Food Processing Davis Cal of in struction m food processing for fu ture fanners have been estab lished at the Davis branch of the University of California with more than spent on buildings and equipment for the courses MAJOR KESTLEK WWA OFFICER STOPS INQUIRY Rome Italy Hal C Kestler of Waucoma Iowa has withdrawn his request of 3 days ago for an army court of inquiry into his administration as pub lications officer of the Mediter ranean edition of the Stars and Stripes Lt Col A D Clark new officer in charge of the paper said Fri day Kestlers action followed the action of Lt Gen John C H Lee rescinding Lees order of March 13 requiring the papers OI letter column to be approved before publication Kestler relieved of his duties March 26 will continue in his old capacity for the time being Clark added fc Other members of the staff also have agreed to hold in abeyance their requests for reassignment Clark said Dubuque to Be Put Under Rent Control Washington in the Dubuque Iowa area are to be frozen at the May I 1945 rate when Dubuque county Is brought under rent control April 1 The Dubuque area was one of 10 throughout the nation which Jie OPA announced Friday would ae brought under rent control Monday Expansion of industries in Du buque near which the John Deere Tractor company is building a 510000000 plant and returnin veterans have created a critical housing shortage throughout the i area OPA said Labor Head in Talk With Coal Leaders Washington of Labor Lewis B Schwellenbach intervening in the coal wage dis pute 36 hours before the nation wide strike deadline indicated Saturday that a settlement pro posal may be imminent After conferring with President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers and soft coat operators Schwellenbach told reporters that the parties would meet in joint session at 3 p m and that he would hold a press conference at 4 P m Schwellenbach said he would not attend the joint conference between the union and the indus try representatives He would give no hint as to what he had discussed with the parties during the conference He told reporters when he entered the Shoreham Hotel where the nego tiations have been underway that he was not bringing a settlement proposal Both sides were pessimistic about the possibility of averting the strike unless the government produced some surprise plan Accompanied by Assistant Sec retary John W Gibson and Con ciliator Douglas Byrd Schwellen bach talked with Lewis for 75 minutes He then talked to the op erators for about the same length of time The operators and mine work ers meantime had held another apparently fruitless joint meeting ARRESTWOMAN FOR KIDNAPING Buffalo V Y 23 year old woman arrested after the suc cessful 3day search for 3 year old Mayer Trobman of Philadelphia was charged Saturday with viola tion of the Lindbergh kidnaping law The woman who first identified herself as Janet Halloway ad mitted before U S Commission er Boyce H Butterfield that she was Amelia Sobka of Newark N J The Trobman child was found unharmed Friday afternoon in a schoolhouse at Attica N Y Lusk Wye is regarded as a typical western town with levis lowans Vote Yes Washington Sen ators Wilson ana Hickciilooper both republicans voted with tile majority Friday when the senate adopted 43 to 31 an amendment to the minimum ivaffe bill farm crop price parity formula Senator Pepper DFla v si o has spent the week trying to de feat the farmprice rider also was uncertain saying Well just have to wait until Monday and survey the situation Senator Russell who championed the amendment which would revise government parity price methods commented I think the senate has done the proper and jtist thing and I hope the president will reconsider his decision There appeared lo be small like lihood the president will reverse his stand most senators agreed Pepper said It is obvious those who were making an attempt o help he farmer succeeded in hurf injr the laborer without helping the farmer Majority Lender Barkley touched off the fireworks just aft er senators had been called to the chamber to decide the controver sial parity issue I have been requested to do this by the president the demo cratic leader said and explained that Mr Truman favored a 65 cent minimum wage with expand ed coverage and is anxious to see this become law Barkley said the president had o desire to inject himself into congressional action but that in all fairness to the senate sent word that if the farm parity rider was approved that he will be I compelled to veto this Schmitt who admitted killing Worm on Nov 4 1043 was arrest ed last weekend after Worms bru nette widow Dorothy 41 had made a statement to the state bureau of investigation in Des Moines In the statement said County Attorney Halph C Jones Mrs Worm told of an illicit ro mance with the horse trader The woman Jones continued related that Schmitt shot her hus band tvice on the Worm farm near here that she helped bury the body and later helped to ex hume it and bury it again No charges have been Filed asainst Mrs Worm who after the slayinjr reported to authorities that her husband had disap peared and later offered S200 re ward for his return She has one son Carroll 24 a former lieuten ant in the army air forces Schmitt has told authorities that he took the body from its 2nd burial place and drove 200 miles lo the Mississippi river where he placed it on a crudely fashioned raft and pushed it out on to the water The body has not been re covered Schmitts sudden appearance in court Friday night was not of ficially explained Judge Johnson set Schmitts appeal bond at 000 and he was relumed to the county jail Judge Johnson conferred brief ly before the court appearance with State Agent Robert Grcgson Sheriff J T Caskey and Deputy Sheriff Lester Hound and Mrs Schmitt and William talked pri vately with Schmitt FRANCES I MESSER President AVERT KEOKUK DAIRY STRIKE Keokiik 7 dairies and milk distributors of K e o k u k which had declared earlier this month they would not continue milk distribution after April 1 Friday announced that the strike had been temporarily averted The distributors said they had scheduled the strike because farm ers would not furnish them with milk at the current butterfat price of 70 cents a pound after April 1 Russell Kinnamon owner of one of the dairies and spokesman for the group made Fridays an nouncement and said distribution would continue while dairies com piled production figures required by OPA The dairies had asked OPA for permission to increase the retail milk price of 12 cents a quart and pay producers more Mexico City Millers Seek Wheat From US Mexico City City millers alarmed over reports that u5s wheat shipments would cease said that if the United States government does not release shipments of wheat to Mexico within the next 20 days Mexico City will be without bread The national distributors and regula tors said it had been advised by JnSSMS CS Cut Down Use of Corn for Food Products Washington UBThe govern ment took new and drastic action Saturday to increase shipments of grain to hunger areas of the world and assure a fair distribution at home The agriculture department ef fective Monday put new restric tions on the purchase and use of gram feeds and ordered a 15 to 2ft per cent cut in the use of corn for manufactured foods The order af fects ffrits cornmeal and break fast cereals but not canned corn It also limits the use of grain grain products and grain byprod ucts in mixed feeds to 80 per cent ot last years consumption Previ ously only the use of wheat had been restricted Under the order farmers can not purchase grain to feed hogs weighing more than 225 pounds or cattle for marketing to grades better than grade A Poultry farmers may not buy grain for fowl beyond 80 per cent of their last years total production Laundryman 111 But Customers Cant Wait New Tork customers of Sing Lees laundry in Brooklyn couldnt wait any longer for the 70 year old Chinese to recover from pneumonia So city License Commissioner Benjamin Fielding sent 2 men to open his shop and deliver the bun dles After all the customers had waited quite a while Sing Lee has been ill for 2 months MISS F MESSER HEADSTEACHERS North Central Division Officers Are Elected Miss Frances I Messer Dakota City headed the north central division of the Iowa State Edu cationassociation Saturday fol lowing her election to the preci clency Friday afternoon at the closing session of the convention in Mason City Miss Messer succeeds Miss Esther raerenhart Mason City who hail served for 2 years lie cause no convention or election was held in 1945 Other officers elected at the Friday business session included Miss Zepha Tolle Gillette Grove vice president Miss Lenora Lar son Fort Dodge secretary R E Nyquist Mason City reelected treasurer Mrs Hazel Thomas Chappel state executive com mittee member and Otto B Lamg Algona NBA delegate More than 2000 teachers at tended the one day session break ing all attendance records Award Damages DCS Bloines IP A district court jury Friday awarded the state damages from the F W Fitch company of Des Moines for damage to a little river bridge near Leon Iowa struck by a company merchandise truck in 1943 The state originally sued for Elect CIO Director Atlantic City N J if Tne United Workers Union CIO Fri day elected Joseph Maltson as di rector of region Illinois Wisconsin and Minnesota OPA Raises Prices for New Autos Wasliingfon motor ing public faced the possibility Saturday that new car prices would be hiked even higher as OPA completed adjustments re quired by recent wage increases in the automobile industry OPA announced price increases from SI to S51 for Plymouth Dodge DcSoto Chrysler Ford Mercury Lincoln Hudson Nash It said it remained UVCL talu whether prices would be in creased further as a result of the recent steel price boost If further increases are neces sary the consumer definitely will foot the bill OPA said any furth er rise in factory prices would be passed on the purchaser on a dol ar for dollar basis Dealers here tofore have had to absorb part of the increases The retail increases announced COONCIL WANTS STATUS REPORT and ce Fuday night range from SI to S2 of 2b to 551 on the more expensive Lincoln cars The retail price of one Nash model was cut SI OPA also announced a in crease for the 1946 4dnor Chev rolet sedan to cover technological improvements and changes Furth er increases based on wage ad justments by Chevrolet and other firms not affected by Friday nights action are now being pre pared for later announcement The agency also reduced deal ers discount by 2 per cent but promised there would be no further reductions for the man sells the cars to the OPA said that it has found in its price studies that cost increases which resulting from the wage adjustment could not be ab sorbed without hardship and that speedy price action became necessary NAZISSUilPRISED BY JAP ATTACK Ribbentrop Wanted Japs to Hit Earlier Nncrnbcrs vull Ribbentrop former nazi foreign ninister testified Saturday that he Japanese attack on Pearl Hat tor was a complete surprise to ermany her axis partner Kibbenlrop told he war crimes ribunal that he tried to persuade apan to attack Singapore early n 1941 several months before carl Harbor but the Japanese Id not comply After the German invasion of iussia on June 22 1941 Ribben rop tried to get the Japanese to ttacfc Russia from the east and nvolve her in a 2front war Vgam the Japanese failed to ac ept the German proposal 3500 Pounds of Butter Melts Los Angeles seems that this pounds ot it ust melted nway The war shipping administra tion reported it was loaded on a truck at Los Angeles hcirbor bound for a warehouse 15 minutes away But at the unloading dock the truck was empty The WSA asked police to investigate Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday night Sunday cloudy and continued cool with light rain Sunday night Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with light rain in west portion Sunday be ginning in extreme west late Saturday night Minnesota Cloudy and cool Sat urday night and Sunday Occa sional light rain southwest and extreme west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 o clock Saturday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Saturday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 68 37 IRANIANS AVOID EVACUATED AREAShaded ia JT AO nypi uAiinateiy that under confml nf Pnrl i WMUVJ UI rvGCl trOODS TV The Iranian army will not reenter evacuated by Russians a staff of the Byrnes Says Answers May Show Countries Dont Need Assistance New York possibility arose Saturday that replies by Prime Minister Stalin and Pre mier Ahmed Qavam to security council inquiries about the situa tion in Iran might obviate further united nations action in the Rus sianIranian dispute The council Friday adopted the direct method of asking SUlin and Qavam for reports on the status of negotiations between their countries and for information whether Russia Is exacting con S2 cessions for pulling red army to of oilrich Iran During the discussions Secretary of State James F Byrnes suggested that Hie and when they show that the Z coiiufries needed no further as sistance in scltlins their dispute Messages to Stalin and Qavam 10 n m CST Wednes day April 3 as the deadline for receipt of the replies in New sent by the council secretariat Friday night to Am bassadors Andrei Gromyko of the soviet union and Hussein Ala of Iran for relay lo their home governments If the council could obtain more adequate and exact infor mation regarding the status of ne gotiations between the soviet gov ernment and the Iranian govern ment the council might be able to satisfy itself that the assurances of the soviet government as to the prompt withdrawal of troops from ran are in fact for all practical purposes unconditional Byrnes the council Friday In that event there might be no need for the council to go into he substantive issues he added provided it reserved the right to both parties to have the case im mediately taken up by the council should there be any developments threatened to retard the withdrawal of troops The council thus went over the heads of Delegate Gromyko who had absented himself from all ses sions since losing his fiftht o stand oft consideration of Irans com plaints until April 10 and Hussein Ala who stoutly disputes Gromy ko s contentions that an sfatidinghas been reached be tween Russia and Iran With Russia absent the 10 re maining members unanimously agreed to ask Stalin and Qavam for a true picture of the situation after Byrnes proposed that Sec retaryGeneral Trygve Lie com municate with the soviet and Iranian leaders through Gromyko and Hussein Ala Byrnes also requested that btalm and Qavam report to the council whether or not the re ported withdrawal of Russian troops is conditioned upon the con clusion of agreements between the 2 governments on other subjects The Iranian ambassador was re called to he council table Friday lo answer 3 questions put by the Polish delegate Oscar Langc just before adjournment was taken last Wednesday when GromyUo walked put Hussein Ala replied that 1 He was acting on clear and Broad instructions to protect the interests of his country 2 He has no information of ficial or otherwise that any so viet iroops have crossed the bor der from Iran into Russia and there can be no negotiations in the true sense while foreign troops are in any part of fran and 3 Premier Qavam instructed him to refer the issues lo the se curity council precisely because of his desire to be free from pressure from any foreign Rovern ment in conducting the affairs of j his office i My position is that there should be nrj postponement because noth ing has been settled by negotia tions Hussein Ala added Hussein Ala and Gromyko were entrusted with the dispatch of the united nations request to their prime minister in their roles as ambassadors to Washington Hus sein Ala said be forwarded his message lo Tehran immediately Gromyko who passed most of Friday at the soviet consulate general went to his hotel before midnight He said there was noth ing new to report and in reply to questions about transmitting the message to Moscow he said I re ceived a letter from the security council secretarygeneral Tippy Plays Host Indianapolis part spitz and part fox terrier has been trained to pass the cigarets and matches in her ownershome Mrs Ray Newsom says the dog always manages pany first to serve dog com   

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