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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             I ft I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY ASCMIVEe fE8 VOL LH THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APKIL 3 1946 Faccr Consists it Two One No 15J IRAN OFFERS TO WITHDRAW GHARCE Production Higher Than Ever Before UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT LOWER THAN EXPECTED But Says Prolonged Coal Strike to Smear Entire Bright Picture Washington Tru man said Wednesday that produc tion for civilians is higher today than ever before in the nations history in war or in peace and is still going up Employment which slumped after VJ day is buildingup steadily and nonagricultural em ployment is now above the VJ day level Mr Truman said in a statement Issued at his news con ference Unemployment is around 3 000000 which is lower than any of us thought possible 6 months ago the statement continued Private wage and salary pay ments which dipped sharply after VJ day are now around the VJ day level The public debt which neces sarily grew to give us our air planes and guns has now stopped rising and our revenues and ex penditures are more nearly in balance The signing of wage contracts in many basic industries indicates the country is ready for unbroken production the statement asserted But when asked what effect a longcontinued coal strike would have on the picture Mr Truman replied that a prolonged coal shut down would thing out knock the whole The steel strike he told the re porters cost the nation about 7 000000tons of steel products1 or of a full years production The presidents statement was issued in connection with the re lease of a civilian production re pori by Reconversion Director John w Snyder saying output had reached its highest level in history Along with this factory output exceeding a rate of 000000000 a em ployment has climbed to a point higher than before VJday when war plants were running full blast Snyder told President Tru man and congress The feared sharp rise in job lessness has not occurred Snyder said and private wage payments have climbed back almost to the wartime level of annually This is a S7000000OOC gain since the postwar slump The number of jobseekers in February was still below 3000 000 Snyder estimatedThis compares with last falls official estimates of up to 8000000 unem ployed by this spring The 56 page statement was the most optimistic of 6 quarterly re ports issued so far by the office mobilization and recon But Snyder emphasized CARRIED FROM attendants carry Mrs Esperanza Pisanti 49 from the Kings county court in New York Tuesday after her outbreak of crying and screaming led to interruption of her trial on charges of fatally shooting Mrs Nancy Catalano in Brooklyn AP Wirephoto of war version that strikes and the threat of in flation made the first 1946 quar ter sobering and difficult While production has been good it would have been even better if labormanagement dis putes had not put out the fires in steel furnaces stopped some auto mobile assembly lines curtailed production of electric equipment and other vital components These losses slowed down the flow of consumer goods to the market and increased the infla tionary pressure which stem from shortages in the face of huge de man 3 The mandays lost in January due to industrial strife equalled one day out of the month for every nonagricultural worker and delayed by many weeks the return of some needed goods to market the reconversion chief said Barring further serious work stoppages however production should rise rapidly during the second quarter of 1946 and jobs should be available for most of the added workers he predicted There were 2700000 active jobseekers early in February there may be 3000000 now The number may increase within the next 3 months but the average for the coming quarter will prob ably not be above 3500000 Government Gives Farmer Grain Gamble Washinirion govern ment Wednesday gave the farmer a chance to gamble on a possible future price rise in wheat and still sell his grain now for shipment to faminestricken areas Under a special program de signed to pull more than 100000 000 bushels of the breadgrain off farms during the next 90 days to meet urgent foreign needs the agriculture department will allow growers to dispose of their grain now and pick a future market price This program was hit upon to combat a reported tendency of wheat farmers to hold their grain for possible higher prices Lending support to the belief that farm prices may go higher is strong sup port in congress for the socalled Pace Farm Parity Price bill which would raise the parity and ceiling price of wheat from to 5210 a bushel nationally Farmers selling wheat under the new program must select a future date which may not be later than March 31 1947 for determining the price they will get for their grain The price will be the mar ket price prevailing on the chosen date Those who fail to designate a specific date will be required to take the market price of March 31 1947 Fred Bailey legislative repre sentative of the National Grange expressed doubt that the new pro gram wil shake much grain loose from farms He said it was the opinion of his organization that the only way adequate supplies of wheat could be obtained would be to increase wheat prices now Under prevail ing stock and grain prices he said most farmers can make more money feeding their grain to live stock than by selling it as grain Some farm officials also took a view that the program may be in effective They said farmers them selves have a weapon for forcing higher wheat prices That weapon they said is the wheat itself They gave the opinion that if farmers hold their grain a little longer the government will be forced to raise the price The gov ernment they explained must get the grain or fall down on its export commitment These officials explained that if farmers sold under the new pro gram the government would be under no compulsion to raise prices and farmers consequently would lose their present price bargain ing advantage Warning of Speed Cops Cuts Arrests Spokane Wash officers assigned to arrest speed ers on a usually productive high way were puzzled when no of fenders appeared Then they found out why A crude sign described by Capt Lloyd Ferguson as the most ef fective traffic sign ever erected told approaching motorists Beware Speed cop hiding in rocks HOUSE GROUP SEEKS OPA CURB Wants Control Removed as Demand Increases Washington amendment to the OPA act to require remova price controls in various fields as supply comes into balancewith demand was approved 20 to 3 Wednesday by the house banking committee The action ivould place squarely on President Truman the decisions as to when various controls shal be eliminated by stripping OPA o a large part of decontrol authority Approval of the amendment pro posed by Rep Brown DGa came after the committee rejected IS to 9 a substitute amendment by Rep Wolcott senior republican on the committee This would have left decontrol deci sions largely in the hands of in dustry advisory committees The Brown amendment which would provide for abolition of price controls not later than June 30 1947 is still subject to action by the house and senate As the amendment is worded it would be the policy of the con gress that the general control of prices and wages and the use of subsidies under the OPA act shall be terminated without further ex tension not later than June 30 1947 and that on that date the of fice of price administration shall be abolished SEE BOOST IN MILK BUTTER CHEESE PRICES Recommend Increases to Check Declining Dairy Production Washington prices for milk butter and cheese are quite likely to be increased soon government officials pre dicted Wednesday Both OPA and the asrictilture department have recommended increases and their proposals are being studied by the office of eco nomic stabilization according to hese officials who withheld use of their names The whole question of how much the increases may be is still very much up in the air said one official but in the case of milk a jump of about a half cent a quart looks about right An increase of that amount for milk he added would mean a hike of about 6 cents a pound for butter and about 3 cents for cheese There has been no decision whether any milk price increase will be nationwide There is a possibility it may be authorized only for the socalled deficit pro ducing south and the Pacific and Atlantic coast areas but not in the midwest the center of dairy production OPA add the agriculture de partment have recommended dairy product price boosts pri marily to try to check declining production and if possible to in crease output of fluid milk A reason officials decisron lEiatsomething has to be done about strikes anc threats of strikes in the industry In the last few weeks OPA has received scores of applications for price increases many of them prompted by imminent work stop pages Rather than continue to handle these on an emergency areaby area basis the government has de cided there probably will have to be a fairly general price adjust In Right Place Denver the tele phone rings in the chaplains of fice at Buckley Field the soldier who answers it says Chaplains speaking He is Pvt office St Peter Saint L Peter of Omak Wash a chaplains assist ant Steal Bell Clapper Des Moines 65pound clapper has disappeared from the bell which is rung to signal class periods at Drake university The clapper disappeared sometime during the night of All Fools day and authorities suspect pranksters The bell still tolls Custodian J W Keller climbs to the belfry at reg ular intervals strikes it with a hammer said milk production ment Official r is dropping off principally because increased labor and feed costs are causing farmers to trim their dairy herds It seems pretty apparent that price increases are warranted to offset these higher costs an of in the case ol trouble is tha cream is being diverted to other more profitable products To change this OES is considering an order that would put cream for manufactured products under price control for the first time Another possibility is the res toration of wartime controls which restricted the use of cream ficial said He added that butter the basic PERILOUS baggage ear perched percariously in a state of balance on a trestle near Manning Tuesday when part of a 6 car westbound ChicaBo Great West ern passenger tram was derailed Five persons received hospital treatment Most serl who Sailor Complains of Crowded Conditions in Automobile Wreck Chicago J ODon nell 24 on furlough from the merchant marine after 6 years service explained to Traffic Judge George B Weiss his car crashed into a parked car when he attempted to avoid an oncoming streetcar That streetcar had no star board or port lights so I couldnt tell whether it was coming at me or going away Out in the ocean you have more room to operate ODonnell said he soon will re turn to sea duty and the case was dismissed as Judge Weiss told him Out there youll have what you lot of room Jury Probes North lowans Death Cause A Floyd county coroners jury came to Mason City from Rock ford Wednesday to view the body of Estal William Kammeier 33 Sheffield whodied jiist after mid night in a Charles City hospital following an altercation with Henry Reams of Rockford in Bohnsons tavern there Reams was being held in the at Charies City with out charge pending the outcome of the Inquest and an investiga tion by County Attorney YTeston E Jones Eye witnesses who testified at the coroners inquest at Rockford Wednesday forenoon told of the altercation starting between the 2 veterans of World war 2 Kam meier had just returned home Sat urday after serving 2 years and 8 months The witnesses said that the 2 men got up and walked out or the tavern into the street and that Kammeier slipped and fell strik ing the back of his head The jury sworn in by Coroner Carl Hauser included G H Gal vin F E Bird and the Rev Fred Smith The county attorney and B C Sullivan attorney for Reams also attended Kammeier was born at Sheffield June 10 1912 He is survived by his wife and parents Mr and Mrs Henry Kammeier 2 brothers Rol and of Britt and Lawrence of Dal las Texas and 2 sisters Mrs Sol Dean Chapin and Mrs Marvin Thomas Sheffield Funeral arrangements complete The Patterson home in charge are jn funeral Reveal Russians Lease Farm Land in Hungary Budapest Kossuth Ncpe The newspaper said Wednesday that the Russian army had leased 50000 acres of land in various parts of Hungary from the gov ernment for farming The report said the land of which 32000 acres is pasturage would other wise remain unfilled and that the red army would farm the land with hired Hungarian help CAPTURE DEATH ROW FUGITIVE 2nd Escaped Slayer Remains at Large Washington fP Joseph D Medley 1 of 2 convicled slayers who escaped from the death row of the district of Columbia jail and fled in guards uniforms was captured 8 hours later Wednesday The other fugitive Earl IMcFar lamJ remained at The 44 year old Medley impli cated by police in the deaths of 3 redhaired women was seized in an Anacostia river boathouse on the outskirts of Washington Po lice quoted him as saying You cant blame a guy for try ing and Im going to try again Im glad nobody was hurt Maj Harvey G Callahan police superintendent led the capture squad The condemned men Joseph D Medley 44 and Earl McFarlaiid 24 overpowered the guards at a m Police Cant George Little said and then calmly spent 45 minutes preparing to flee At 5 a m one of them called the guard captain and reported alt well in the cell block Then they let themselves down from the roof of the 3 story jail on a rope of twisted sheets stole a ear bearing Maryland license plates and drove away police said Police were stopping automo biles leaving the cily and scan ning the occupants They said they were trying to block every exit Two cruising policemen in a squad car saw the sheets at a m and informed the jailers H C Davis one of the guards said he was checking the death house when Medley asked him for a cigaret When Davis approached the bars he said Medley drew a gun and advised him Open this door or Ill blow your head off Davis complied Then the other guard Oscar C Stmderlin walked into the cell block and also was overpowered Both were forced to give up their guns and uniforms Medleywent to McFarlands cell and released him Move to Keep Negotiations on Coal Open By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Attempts to settle major labo disputes held top attention Wed nesdayalong the nations laho front As 400000 sott coal miners re maiued away from their jobs fo the 3rd day Special Federal Con ciliator Paul W Fuller planned i new gesture to keep ttin neffotia BUT RUSSIANS MUST GET ALL OUT BY MAY 6 UNO Security Council Hears Replies Without Gromyko Then Adjourns New York offered Wednesday to withdraw its hargcs against the soviet union f the Russians will promise un onditional withdrawal of all its roops from Iranian territory by uy B Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala made the offer just before the united nations security council adjourned a half hour meeting after hearing Russias and Irans replies to the councils request for clarification of sovietIranian ne rotiafions The Iranian reply charged that he Russians had offered on Vlarch 24 to remove its troops vithin 5 or G weeks but had at ached to the promise the ques ion of oil concessions and au onomy for Azerbaijan The Russian reply was read in the absence of Soviet Ambassador Andrei A Gromyko who is still boycotting the security council It claimed that Russias request for oil concessions were not con nected with the withdrawal of so viet troops and contended that agreement on troops already had been reached with Iran The Iranian reply revealed that as late as March 24 the Russians had raised the question of oil con cessions as well as autonomy for Azerbaijan It asserted Iran could not accept any conditions on the withdrawal of soviet troops an assurance the Iranians said had not yet been given by Russia The council adjourned to give delegates a chnnce to study the Iranian and soviet replies at the request of Secretary of State James F Byrnes who however first called for any further state ment Ala wished to make If a representative of Hie so viet union would be willing to hopelessly deadlocked Fuller did not disclose details as he prepared to meet with the principals in the dispute over a new contract Lewis president of the AFL united mine workers said he was not ready to discuss wages and hours with the pro ducers until they agree in princi ple to the idea of a health and welfare fund for the miners Also in Washington federal j of roops will be completed unconditionally by May 6 then I would say that my government would not press its charges further Ala fold the council After adjournment Ala told reporters he was convinced that the councils action had strength ed the UNO in the eyes of the world and especially in the eyes oMhc small nations I am equally convinced that employes The company and CIO Farm Equipment Workers union have ngreecl to an 18 cent hourly wage increase and principal issues under negotiation include union security provisions seniority and grievance procedures The strike of 5200 API opera tors of Detroits cily owned trans portation system was in its 3rd day anil union and city officials The curitv Iranian council letter to the se reveald that on March 24 the new soviet ambas sador to Iran delivered 3 notes to the Iranian government in Teh ran The first memo promised with drawal of soviet troops within 5 or G weeks and the memo itself llnd no conditions attached did not imlicafe an agreement on But the second and third notes a waje issue was imminent Union rased the question of a joint so officials planned a meeting ot the iviclIranian oil company for oil strikers Wednesday but they said development in northern Iran and no plans were made for a back autonomy for Az towork referendum vote The erfaaian province union struck in support of dcThe soviet and Iranian replies mands for an IScent hourly wage hike One of the largest uses now made of aluminum is in the man ufacture of zippers Jury to Get Case of Butcher Knife Slaying Martinez Cal jury was expected to receive Wednesday night the case of Harold E Ander son 32 who is being tried on a murder charge in connection with the butcher knife slaying of his wife Lila 35 last Christmas eve Anderson employed as a Rich mond Cal utility company lines man at the time his arrest for merly lived at Estherville Iowa The second on the Tuesday In an earlier trial the jury was dis missed after it was unable to reach a verdict Speed Search for Bodies as Tidal Waves Subside Honolulu The multimil lion dollar debris of seismic wave ravaged Kilo yielded 7 more bodies Wednesday as weary vol unteers spurred by a threat of contagion continued their un ceasing search The earthquakeborn disturb ance now completely subsided took possibly 176 lives as it pounded shores from the Aleutians to Hawaii to California and to Fertt The territorial government of these hardesthit islands rushing the roundup of 6000 fresh diapers and huge stocks of food for deso lated Hilo found time to elicit a pledge of top U S priorities for the vas 1 Damage the vast rebuilding task ahead e rose into millions of larc and most insurance policies did not cover wave destruction The territorial toll of 79 dead and 85 missing included Hilo and the island of Hawaii 55 dead and 73 missing Kauai 12 and six Maui seven and five and Oahu five and one All bodies had been identified Added to these were 10 pre sumed deaths in the Aleutians and one each in California and Peru An estimated 4000 Hawaiians were homeless Pacific fleet headquarters re ported it was in radio contact with all Pacific islands on which there were U S naval installations and that it had no reports of any loss lead of life The army also had no re dol ports deaths The navys Alaska sea frontier command night said at no Kodiak further Tuesday effect or recurrence of the wave was ex pected criticising in the same statement groundless panic breeding rumor widely dissemin ated with such harmful effect both in Alaska and the continental United States The Associated Press did not carry such rumors Wrecked Hilo ctty of 25000 on the exposed shore of Hawaii is land reported adequate medical supplies nurses and hospital fa cilities but made hurryup re quests for food and Topping the list was the item of 6000 diapers plus several hund i red sets of baby clothing and hundreds of adultsize garments Many families fled for their lives with such haste that they saved none of their belongings j Farreaching seaair searches conducted by army and navy per sonnel continued and rescues of individuals and small groups washed far to sea were reported One of the search pilots navy Lt jg S R Ncmcik was handed a message as he landed to refuel informing him his wife had given birth to a baby girl What a time to have a baby he said Nemcik of Cleveland Ohio par ticipated in attempts later suc cessful to save three men and a woman washed to sea on wreck age World headquarters of the In ternational Travel association are in Los Angeles Weather Report FORECAST IMason City Partly cloudy Wed nesdny night and Thursday Cooler Thursday Strong wester ly winds Wednesday night di minishing Thursday loua Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler Thursday and in southwest por tion Wednesday night Strong westerly w i n d s Wednesday night diminishing Thursday i Minnesota Mostly cloudy and warmer Wednesday night and Thumlaj Snow or sleet norlh portion changing to rain Wed nesday night and ending early Thursday Strong shifting winds Wednesday night becoming w e s t e r 1 y Thursday and diminishing IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 61 Minimum 33 At 8 a m Wednesday 10 Precipitation 14 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 29 to the council were conflicting The Russians claimed the ques tion of withdrawal of soviet troops was settled And as to other questions the Russians said oil concessions were proposed to Iran in 1944 but independently of the question of evacuation of the soviet troops There were these contradictory statements in the Iranian repiy Regarding the withdrawal of soviet troops from Iran there has been and there can be no nego tiations They so v i e t officials and armed forces arc still preventing the government of Iran from ex ercising any authority in the province of Azerbaijan According to latest informa tion from the Iranian government no understnnding has been ar rived at This information is of April 3 The Iranianreply to the coun cil revealed that although Iran pressed Russia for a promise that of her troops was not coruftlionnl on oil and Azerbaijan the soviet ambassador in Tehran declined to give an unequivocal answer When the Iranian premier in sisted that evacuation must be un conditional the Iranian note to the council said the soviet am bassador in Tehran replied that If agreement could be reached I on these other 2 subjects there would be no further cause for S anxiety and no unforseen circum stances would take place The Iranians asserted that that statement has not been further clarified It   

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