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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             Ill I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HIOTOSY AN 5 ARCHlVtS UOIhES M VOL Associated Pies and United MAKES AU NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS Propose Appropriation Slash if SON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 3 1946 COMMERCE HIT IN HOUSE MOVE House Group Members Demand Elimination of Spending Psychology Washington JP Demanding which may determine when limination of what it called a the 21nation European i DCace cnnfprpnpp rnr hootn nf deeply entrenched spending tlj KjinciUiltXl j T i psychology among federal offi sa id Tuesday that his coun cials the house appropriations had Byrnes proposal committee Tuesdav retommendprt for a meetmg of foreign ministers committee Tuesday recommended deep slashes in state commerce and justice department funds It sent to the house floor a 825758 bill to finance the 3 de partments and the federal ju diciary for he fiscal year starting next July 1 The total represents a 13 per cent cut from budget esti mates but a 540510759 boost over current year fuuds By agencies the money was ear marked for com merce 8104783408 for state 168250 for justice and for the judiciary All but a small part oE the in crease went to the commerce and state departments whose foreign work has wars end been augmented by Those 2 departments too took the major budget reductions 18 per cent in the case of the state department and 17 per cent for commerce The committee allowed no funds at all for the state departments separate intelligence unit chop ped its estimate for expanded cul tural relations activities almost in half and sharply pared commerce department requests for the cen sus bureau and the civil aeronau tics The committee approved a state department budget almost 5 times as large as the last prewar bud get after hearing Secretary of State James Byrnes behind closed doors Briefly Byrnes fold the commit tee that in part of his testimony made public We are still con cerned with the prevention of fu ture wars and with measures which will improve the social and economic wellbeing of the peo ples of the world to the end that the conditions which lead to war will be removed Of federal spending generally the committee had this to say There seems to have developed during the war years what some have termed a spending psychol ogy and the committee is fearful that this spending psychology has become somewhat too deeply en trenched in the minds of the of ficials responsible for the opera tion of our federal establishments It must be eliminated In chopping from the state departments request for 519284778 to expand its informa tion and cultural program to in clude Europe as well as the west ern hemisphere the committee said it was in accord with the philosophy of the program but is not in full accord as to the approach that should be made to attain greater understanding be tween the peoples of the world Specifically the committee said it is not satisfied with the types of books proposed to be distribut ed or already distributed and feels that many of them border on ideologies and philosophies which never have been considered a part of American life The committee recommended discontinuance of the departments magazine America currently circulated In Russia commenting that the magazine is not reaching the right people in Russia In explaining its rejection of the entire fund requested for the departments new intelli gence program the committee said all the proposed functions can and should be performed by the established units of the depart ment In the section of its report deal ing with the commerce depart ment the committee publicly ex pressed to Secretary Henry Wal lace its disapproval of the prac tice of some commerce depart ment bureaus of soliciting letters from business to members of the congress endorsing or urging re quests for appropriations The committee lopped S5350 000 from the census bureaus bud get but allowed for the new census of business and for a new census of manufacturers It also pared from the civil aeronautics administra tion fund for establishment and maintenance of air navigation aids saying the CAA should consider placing the aviation industry more on its own i STATE JUSTICE US Jesses inEurope niiUUrnnr UIT Washington United Romania HunmiTv anrf vnanj i Washington fP The United States threw its diplomatic weight Tuesday behind a doublebarreled drive to speed peace for much of Europe and harmony for the Americas This in brief is the situation Barring unexpected developments Secretary State Byrnes will meet in Paris April 25 with Foreign Ministers Molotov of Russia Bevin of Britain and Bi dault of France in a critical ses ion which may determine when e projected 21 nation European peace conference can begin Bi At stake in turn are final treat ies which will permit full restora tion of sovereignty to the Euro pean countries once allied with azi Germany Italy Bulgaria Romania Hungary and Finland country in effect is extending the olive branch to Col Juan D Peron Ar gentinas strong man and pres identelect The gesture is a bid to end 2 years of intermittent bickering and restore hemisphere solidarity backed up by a Pan American defense treaty Byrnes disclosed these new de velopments at a news conference late Monday treaty if the Peron government would fulfill its hemisphere com mitments including its pledge to eliminate axis influences Persons close to flyrnes said he considers the approaching Paris trip one of the most important missions he has ever undertaken The cabinet officer has said re peatedly he regards peace treaties with former axis satellites and re moval of occupation troops as a critically urgent matter rfe announced that Molotov and j statement on Argentina ievin had accepted his suction 2nd concrete mdica Bevin had accepted his suggestion that Big 4 foreign ministers meet in Paris some 2 weeks hence in an effort to break the present deadlock over drafts of proposed peace treaties Then Byrnes issued a statement which said the United States would welcome Argentinas participa tion in the Pan American defense Senate Military Group Delays Decision on Draft Extension tion within a week that the United States is relaxing its tough policy toward that government in the wake at Perons smashing victory in the presidential election The first came April 1 when Byrnes disclosed this country was about to appoint a new ambassa dor to Argentina to fill a p o s t which had been vacant 6 months House Group Rejects Draft Holiday for May 15 to February 15 Washington The senate military committee decided Tues day to delay until Thursday a de cision on the administrations re Quest for a one year extension of the draft beyond May 15 The house military group also failed to reach agreement at a morning session but scheduled another for later in the day Chairman Elbert Thomas D Utah of the senate committee said his group reached these de sions The house group rejected a pro hibition on inductions between May 15 and next February 15 It will take up a compromise Tues day afternoon The compromise offered by Rep calls for a one year extension of the draft law beyond May 15 with a ban against inductions until De cember 15 and a provision allow ing the president to reinstate the draft after that date if enlistments fall short of expectations The rejected proposal was of fered by Rep Harness It would have killed the draft out right after next February 15 un less congress acted in the mean time At the same time it would have prohibited practically all in ductions bad would have required 18 year olds to register Members reported the vote on the Harness proposals as 21 to 2 The Sparkman substitute before the house group sets a ceiling on the armed forces of 1070000 of ficers and enlisted men for the army 558000 for the navy and 108000 for the marine corps all by July 1 1947 If after December 15 it was apparent that those quotas could not be met by voluntary enlist ments the president could rein state the draft setting monthly quotas at a rate designed to meet the expected shortage The house committee tentative ly rejected an amendment by Sparkman to write into the new legislation a flat a year raise for all service personnel enlistments However another pay proposal call in for smaller raises was still pending The house committee also re jected a proposal to raise the min imum draft age from 18 to 21 years It favored however a lim itation of 18 months on the service of all inductees including men now m service as well as future draftees Prior to the house groups ses sion Sparkman told reporters he felt the war department would go along with the compromise he proposed since Hep Vinson D Ga has introduced legislation to put 53000000 behind a recruit ing drive and to increase pay of enlisted men WOMAN ENTERS INNOCENT PLEA Mrs Worm Faces 1 st Degree Murder Trial Bedford Dorothy Worm 41 pleaded innocent to a iirst degree murder indictment Tuesday in the 2 year old slaying of her husband Tommy Worm 42 Mrs Worm entered the court room at a m In the surprise arraignment waived reading of the indictment and entered her plea Arraignment of the attractive brunette had been scheduled for Wednesday but court attaches said a light docket Tuesday was re sponsible for advancing the hear ing Henry Sclrmut 62 Lenox Iowa horse trader and admitted sweet heart of the Conway faim woman already is under a 99year prison sentence for the slaying Worm Nov 4 1943 He pleaded guilty to second degree murder preceding Mrs Worms indictment The date for Mrs Worms trial was not immediately set Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS steel this week workers ended after accepting jst the nation 185700 machinists and CIO Bday strike against Akron Transportation 12cent hourly pay increase sstsszsstss No Savvy San Francisco an Americanborn Chinese youth asked General Joseph Stilwell for his autograph Vinegar Joe his signature writ ten in Chinese Jeepers the kid walked away muttering a 4star general and I cant idi FatherJWurphy Elevated to Monsignor The Hev R P Murphy of the Holy Family Catholic church of Mason City and 14 other priests archdiocese of Dubuque vere invested with the purple robes of the rank oi monsignor to which they were elevated re cently by Pope Pius 12 in a color THE RT REV MONSIGNOR R P MURPHY by Frank Free Jr ful ceremony at St Raphaels cathedral at Dubuque Tuesday morning The most Rev Henry P Rohl man coadjutor archbishop of Dubuque officiated for the pope in the invcstitudc ceremony which was followed by a pontifi cal high mass offered by the Most Rev Leo B Kucera bishop of Lincoln Nebr The Kt Rev Msgr Ambrose J Burke presi dent of St Ambrose college Dav enport preached the sermon Elevated to the rank of pro thonotary apostolic with the title of right reverend monsignor was the Very Retf M V L Kcrper pastor of the Church the Na tivity Dubuque Made domestic prelates with the rank of Right Reverend Mon signor were the Very Revs J Fred Kriebs Michael J Martin Francis P Mulligan and Joseph J Zeyen Dubuque M J Far relly Cascade Wenceslau C Hradecky and Daniel J Lenihan Cedar Rapids Alfred P Meyer Marshalltown Charles J Miller Independence Father Murphy Mason City and Thomas j Rooney Charles City Appointed papal chamberlains xvith the rank of very reverend monsignor were Arthur J Breen Raymond P Duggan and Timothy J Gannon all of Dubuque Following the ceremony at the cathedral a luncheon was held in honor of the monsignors in the Loras college gym at which Arch bishop Rohlman officiated as loastmaster The Very Rev M M Hoffmann Dyersville spoke as a representative of the clergy and Monsignor Rooney Charles City made the response Find Indian Mill Reduands Cal large Indian grinding mill dug up on the edge of the University of Redlands campus has been added to the di vision of science museum at the school Contractors unearthed the IibyI3inch artifact about 3 feet CIOAFL Unions Coll Strike on 7 Big Sugar Refineries Tucsda calle a strike jer cental the nations rane refincries which the unions claiming more than R flfifi 1 n coast walkout said they were still willing to arbitrate their wage demands The companies have agreed to accept a factfinding procedure for settlement of wage differences but have declined to commit themselves to acceptance of any factfinding recommendations The unions timed their coast wide strike to start at p m CST Mason Cityan to Land in New York Wednesday Sgt Hans Bracklein son of Mr and Mrs William C Bracklein 318 Carolina S E is scheduled to arrive in New York Wednes day on board the Santa Marie ac cording to an AP wire received here Tuesday Eases Thirst Bellefontaine Ohio URA hungry patron of a dairy lunch counter ordered a sandwich The waitress complied but forgot the glass of water Thirsty the custo mer heatedly asked for a drink The waitress misunderstood his order Hustling to a backroom she returned with a small package of butter The customer didnt ar paid his bill and left Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night Warmer Tues day night Wednesday cloudy with showers Iowa Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night with showers in extreme west portion Tuesday night Light frost in extreme east portion Tuesday night and warmer in remainder of state Wednesday cloudy with show ers west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Tuesday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 50 GEPAY BOOST IS APPROVED Washington IIP The wage stabilization board Tuesday ap proved for pricing purposes the full 18Mcent hourly pay boost granted by General Electric com pany The action came on the heels of another board ruling that only part of an 18cent hourly in crease to Detroit dairy workers justifies a price rise The board said the General Electric hike for 110000 workers was necessary to follow a pattern set in the closelyallied automo bile and steel industries The dairy wage adjustment AVSB ruled Monday lacks any connec tion with he automobile and steel cases In both decisions the board re jected the idea that the naw wage price policy allows any single pattern of increases generally throughout all industry However in the G E case where 95000 of the workers are represented by the CIO Electri cal Workers WSB said wage rate adjustments in the auto steel and electric industries have been vir tually coincidental both as to time and amount 1or the past 5 years MORE SOLDIERS DUE TO RETURN New York to arrive on the Florence Nightin gale wero the following North lowans T SUnltr I Nappe Joke Inland E AnderiQn Estnerville John f Hear Hampton nean S Kloork Garner Due at New York on the Gen eral Brooks were the following North lowans T Tfanrn C IVellte Frtierlcksburr Tl Robrrt n Rajrllanj Lake Mllli Sheriff Dies Guihrie Center E E Kunkle 60 just completing his 2nd term as sheriff of G u t h r i e county died in his office here Monday of a heart attack Propose Bill for Single Defense Head Washington 3member subcommittee Tuesday recom mended legislation to the senate military committee jo abolish the present war and navy depart ments and create a single new department of common defense The action served to make pub lic the proposed bill The measure ts intended to carry out President Trumans re quest for unification of the armed forces Drafted after months of closed door sessions the bill would raise the air forces to equal rank with the army and navy and place all 3 under a single new cabinet member to be known as the sec retary 01 common defense Although a complete new plan for organization of the armed forces was presented actual date for abolition of the present war and navy departments would be determined by the president The legislation was drafted by Chairman Elbert Thomas D Senator Austin R Vt ranking republican member of the committee Senator Hill D Ala democratic whip and representa tives of the war and navy der partments Stark Denies Knowledge of War Meeting Washington Harold R Stark said Tuesday he would have acted immediately if he had known that President Roosevelt felt a Japanese diplomatic mes sage received the night of Dec 6 1941 meant war If there was a war conference in the white house that the eve of the Japanese attack on Peart told a sen atehouse inquiry committee he knew nothing about it Stark former chief of naval operations was the first witness as the committee resumed hear ings It recessed about a month ago Before he began testifying Seth Richardson committee counsel put into the record several docu ments These indicated that Wins tori Churchill pressed Mr Roose velt as early as February 1941 to instill in Japan anxiety that a move toward Singapore would mean war with the United States Stark and Gen George C Mar shall former army chief of staff and now envoy to China were called in an effort to learn their whereabouts the night before the Sunday attack on Pearl Harbor To the best of my knowledge and belief Stark said the pres ident did not call me that niuht What would Stark have done if he had known of the presidents attitude Richardson asked I would have taken action the grayhaired retired admiral replied firmly I would have gone to my office that night seen my advisers and taken action After any such expression by the president he added I think I would not have rested until I had seen that dispatch GROMYKO WILL TAKE SEAT IN COUNCIL CIRCLE Stiff SovietAmerican Fight Looms Over Closing Iran Case New York Ambassador Andrei A Gromyko Russian members of the United Nations se curity council said Tuesday that he would attend Tuesdays ses ions Russia thus ended the boycott which began March 27 when Gromyko walked out on the coun ts Iranian discussions Asked by reporters svhether he would attend Tuesdays meeting Gromyko said Yes I shall go When asked if he planned to bring up the Iranian matter at Tuesdays meeting however he replied Ask the president of the secur ity council He knows whats on the agenda Russia has filed with the council a for complete dismissal of the Iranian case Barring one possibility a stiff Soviet American fight appears likely to result over this issue Secretary of State Byrnes indi cated that tile United Slates is opposed to reopening the Iranian case until May 6 the deadline by which all Soviet troops arc sup Posed to be out of Iran Some officials said the British hold a similar view The possibility was seen that Iran might agree with Russias demand Such a development would mean that the 2 govern ments most concerned in the con troversy considered it a closed book as far as the council goes That might weaken any argument the United States could make for keeping it open for consideration May 6 Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala has asked Premier Ahmed Qavam at Tehran for instructions News dispatches from Tehran presented apparently conflicting views One unidentified cabinet member said Qavam would agree to dismissal But Prince Mozaffar Firouz Iranian propaganda min ister said it was entirely a secur ity council matter At Alas hotel a spokesman said the entire Iranian delegation was packing to leave for Wash ington some time Tuesday lie said Ala would not attend he afternoon meeting of the security council The spokesman refused to dis cuss the situation further Polish Ambassador Oscar Lance informed Trygve Lie United Na tions secretary general that within the next few days he would ask that a situation due to international frictions re sulting from the existence and activities of the Franco regime in Spam be placed on agenda of the security council The United Nations press of fice in announcing the Polish notice said the brief letter was received Monday night at Lies headquarters The Polish note followed prev ious advices from Poland that she would seek to have the United Nations take action against the Spanish government The council was scheduled to meet Tuesday to pass upon a set of permanent rules by which it may govern its proceedings in the fu ture The rules were drawn up by a committee of experts represent ing all 11 members and are con sidered by delegates to be non controversial United Nations of ficials said there seemed no ques tion that Gromyko would attend the first since he walked out in protest against dis cussing the Iranian case 2 weeks ago Whether he would insist upon bringing up the demand for dis missing the Iranian case or wait until Wednesday was uncertain but some authorities known to be familiar with his views believed he would not object to one days delay The official U N English trans lation of Gromykos demand was released Monday text having originally been broadcast Sunday by Moscow The letter said that Russia and Iran had agreed on a means of settling their affairs including removal of soviet troops from Iranian soil It denied that anything in the situation was a menace to international peace and declared that in deciding last week to keep the case on the agenda un til May 6 the council took an in correct and illegal action For the above mentioned rea sons the letter said the soviet government insists that the Iran ian question should be removed from the agenda of the security council The first member of the council to comment directly on the Rus Ran move was Dr Leao Velloso of i Brazil who f aid he opposed it   

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