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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AK6 ARCHIVES OE8 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL US Associated PrgM ud United Prejj Full leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 16 1946 This Paper of One UN COUNCIL POSTPONES ACTION Restore Wartime Dairy Restrictions CONTROLS PUT BACK TO SPUR BUTTEROUTPUT Government Maps New Steps to Spread Out Meat Bread Supplies AVashington govern ment mapped a new attack on the snarled food situation Tuesday involving bula bread meat and black markets Wartime controls were ordered slapped back In an effort to spur butter production and Stabiliza tion Director Chester Bowles fore saw a real improvement within the next SO days on this front The senate agriculture commit tee called for more details on fac tors dislocating meat distribution while OPA and the agriculture de partment moved to restore other wartime controls on slaughtering with the aim of spreading avail able supplies more evenly A potential bread problem had members of the senate small busi ness committee seeking ways of meeting famine relief quotas for overseas without impairing the nations flour supplies Baking in dustry spokemen told the com mittee Monday that if these sup plies fall 25 per cent below last year government bread rationing or black markets in the food are probable The move for butter production was bracketed with OPA action to keep consumers bills at their present levels for milk butter cheese and other dairy products A program of larger subsidies for dairy farmers was announced Monday to compensate for higher feed labor costs On butter the OPA aimed at overcomes avEitustiojuwhich had made it more profitable to use butteriat for ice cream and other products than for butter Accord ingly the wartime ban will be restored on the sale of whipping cream and restrictions be placed on the amount of butterfat in ice cream The program also in cludes price ceilings for the first time on cream used in bakery pro ducts and ice cream Leonard E Hurtz of Omaha chairman of the dairy industry committee contended in a state ment that the new would lead to a decline in milk produc tion and continued shortages of dairy products The senate agriculture commit tee was plainly exercised about the meat situation which Packer James D Cooney testified was a national scandal which makes prohibition look like petty crime With the FBI ordered into ac tion against one group of black marketeers there were hopes oi curbing some illegal transactions in meat but opinions differed sharply whether the reimposition of slaughtering controls woulc achieve its aim of improving the general meat situation Price Administrator Paul A Porter saifl the effect of the con trols would be to provide for bet ter distribution of meat supplies at ceiling prices to retail stores Secretary of agriculture said 51 meant in reality a sharethe livestock program The opposite view was taken by Cooney vice president of Wilson Co one of the big 4 packers He told the senate committee the new order wont do any good It caDs for policing at the stockyards he asserted but the black marketers simply will go out and buy on the farms Reds Get Farewell Moscow soviet pres carried news stories Tuesday say ing that red army troops were rt ceiving a rousing farewell as thej prepared to evacuate Iran am Manchuria Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warrae Tuesday night and Wednesday Iowa Generally fair and warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy an warmer Tuesday night and Wed nesday with a few scattere sprinkles or light showers near Lake Superior late Tuesday aft ernoon or early Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 57 Minimum 27 At 8 a re Tuesday 44 Heavy frost YEAR AGO Maximum 48 Minimum 36 Arrest 6 More Nazis in China Espionage Network Shanghai intelli erice officers Tuesday jailed 6 ore alleged nazis in connection ith operations of Bureau Ehr ardt which assertedly operated a erman espionage network in hiiia long after VE day in viola on of surrender terms It was announced also that 7 her persons including 3 German onsular officials have been held n Canton since Oct 18 1945 as uspected participants in the Ehr lardt network or as material wit esses Eleven alleged members of the ureau including Lt Col Ludwig hrhardt the leader were arrest d here Monday and were charged ith war crimes American officers aid they carried on war against he United States alter the Ger an capitulation The Chinese Tuesday turned over to Americans Elgar von Ran dow member of the German em bassy staff assigned to Shanghai Hans Mosberg with hav ing trained spies in China to in filtrate the United States Heinz Peerchke an expert on microfilm and secret inks Baron Jesco von Puttkammer described as a master propagandist Walter Richter ra dio expert and Herman Jaeger as sistant to Ehrhardt All were taken from Chinese custody in the Kiangwan civil as sembly center and placed in Ward Road jail as material witnesses Marine Capt Frank Farrell New York who led an investiga tion of Bureau Ehrhardt said von Puttkammer was appointed by Germanys propaganda chief Joaquim von Ribbentrop to head the German information bureau which propagandized the far east in hopes of splitting the United States from China and di viding Chinese government and communist leaders Ambitious von Puttkammer later went into Ehrhardts field as an agent Farrell said receiving a month salary Puttkammer was not a mem ber of Bureau Ehrhardt Farrell said but continued to produce propaganda right up to the Japa nese surrender Mosberg a Jew but an honor ary nazi traveled widely in the United States before coming to China in 1941 as an agent Far rell said In Shanghai he trained agents to penetrate the United States but there is no indication of their success In Canton the Americans are holding the head the Ehrhardt network for south China a former Captain Heise of the Germany ar tillery Oswald Ulbricht former radio expert for the Urasia Ger man airline which flew into China and Hans Niemann one time radioman aboard the pocket battleship Lutzow Niemann was sent to China aboard a blockade breaker in 1941 Four ships on which he took passage enroute were sunk Also in custody in Canton are Dr Franz Siebert German consul general at Canton Vice Consul Herbert Glietsch and Second Vice Consul Johannes Bresan Dr Johannes Otto longtime German resident of Canton and Farrell said the head of the nazi party in south China is being held as a material witness Senators Hint Cooling Off Due Draft Bill Washington cooling off period in the senate appeared in tore Tuesday for the choppedup raft extension bill along with its pay boost measure Senate leaden indicated an in lination to do nothing for at least week about pieces of leg JSlaflon passed Monday by the ouse What they would do then was oubtful But it seemed highly nlikely the senate would accept he selective service extender in anything like the house vith its 5month holiday on in uctions and a ban against draft ing teenagers Chairman Elbert D Thomas DUtah of the senate military onunittee told reporters he bought The sensible thing would e to extend the draft law as is ntil July 1 of this year Thomass committee however las recommended a full oneyear xtension from May 15 and it las evidenced little sympathy with the house holiday plan Spokesmen for the war depart ment upset over the house action aid privately they are hopeful of alvaging the measure in the sen te Particularly disturbed by the oan on teenag inductions they laim the army cant meet its manpower needs if that restric tion stays in the bill Passed by a rollcall vote of 90 to 108 the house bill extends he draft law until next Feb 15 3Ut prohibits any inductions be ween May 15 and Oct 15 After hat date they may be resumed anly by order of the president and on the condition that voluntary enlistments fail to meet army and navy needs On the heels of the draft ex ension bill the house shoved luough by a vote of 164 to 13 a measure boosting the base pay o at army navy coast guard and marine corps personnel The increases range from 50 er cent for privates and appren ice seamen to 10 per cent for major generals and rear admirals No trouble for the payraise bill was expected in the senate Wins Scholarship Grinncll scholar ship award was received here Monday night by William O Wol in Los Gatos Cal who won the American Legions 9th annua ligh school oratorical contest No lowans reached the finals HER SALOME DANCE SHOCKS Cort 16 storm center of the student strike at Lincoln high school in Detroit with 2 boy friends Gus Nicaise left and Harold Knight who accompanied her to a meeting with the president of the school board Tues day AP Detroit wasnt where Salome danced but how that threw suburban Lincoln high school into a furor Tuesday year old Beverly wifh a teenage group in a showing of Salome Where She Danced but ignored an adult directors warning to wear slacks over the 7 veils that made the original Salome such a sensa tion Members of the cast admitted the darkhaired Miss Corts attire Spain Voices Concern Over Fear of Russian Invasion London Madrid radio expressed fear that Russia was planning to invade Spain as the Franco government awaited replies Tuesday from 5 friendly nations invited to send technicians to investigate charges that Spain is a threat to world peace These charges together with an assertion that Spain was harbor Ing German scientists were made by Oscar Lange the Polish delegate to the United Nations security council The Spanish foreign ministry announced Monday night that it had extended the formal invitations to 5 council members which maintain friendly relations the Franco government The countries are the United States Britain Egypt The Neth erlands and Brazil The Madrid radio which is controlled by the Franco regime said there was a secret agreement between France and Russia which might lead to a soviet march through France and into Spain The existence of any such agree ment was promptly denied in Paris by a source close to the French foreign office The broadcast said that all in republican government in exile which has headquarters in Parts was preparing military interven tion by means of frontier inci dents in the Pyrenees Once such an incident has tak en place the Madrid radio con tinued Russian troops could come to the assistance their allies by marching through France from the German and Austrian zones of occupations The source close to the French foreign office said the broadcast was just what you would expeit dications were that the Spanish to come from Francos radio was pretty scanty but won ahead with plans for future pres entations featuring the same cos tumes NOT in public schools However Rumors that Miss Cort was to bi expelled because of a rebuke b Mrs Stella Koski 27 year old civics teacher who gave the orde that Salome wear slacks for thi school performance precipitated a strike by some 150 upperclass men Mrs Koski said one teacher de scribed Beverlys exhibition as a burlesque show She said sh had given orders that the student omit the Salome number in ing their performance in the higl school auditorium because it jus didnt seem appropriate Meanwhile Beverly and 2 teen age friends conferred Tuesday with school board president Irvin Little They indicated later tha everything is going to come ou all right The current tempest rvotwith standing Beverly will repeat he Salome performance Tuesday night in a public slack and no doubt before a full hous Seek Man After Bride of Month Found Dead Detroit if Police Tuesda sought James Stewart 43 after a autopsy revealed his bride of month Margaret had died o strangulation Mrs Stewart 33 was foun dead Monday in her bed at th couples home in suburban S Clair Shores Wna Reds Inter Capital of Manchuria Chungking com lunist troops smashed into Chang lun Monday and engaged a hand ul of nationalist troops in bitter ousetohouse fighting the Cen al news agency reported Tues A spokesman for the nationa lilitary council said hat a peace preservation corps nd the small government fore ill held the Manchurian capita ate Tuesday The Central news dispatch med at 10 a m April 15 sak ommunist troops entered the cits from many directions Heavj machinegun and rifle fire card constantly in the street th ispatcb said The Central Daily News re orted that the communist force vere within a half mile of Gener lissimo Chiang KaiSheks north astern headquarters and tha eavy artillery duels rocked th ncient city The Chinese 1st army afte mashing communist forces in bit er fighting around Sezpingka vas reported driving north fro bat city in an attempt to reliev he besieged Changchun garrison hey were meeting fairly stif ppositioit Observers here pointed out tha hangchun was held by a fore f only 12000 government peac reservation troops plus a housand nationalist troops flow n some months ago They wer p against a communist army o ome 30000 which had the cit urrounded They said the citys fall migh ie expected momentarily The communists captured 3 air ields in the vicinity of Chang hun soon after they launche heir attack Sunday as Russia occupation forces were withdraw ng While capture of the airfiel irevents the government from lying reinforcements directly int Changchun reports circulate here Tuesday that the government vas preparing to order all avail able transport planes to carry resh troops to Manchuria WHERE FIGHTING While Chinese government forces battled communists for control of Changchun gov ernment troops moving north as reinforcements vere reported to have taken Szepinsbal B Another clash was reported at Penhsthu C A P Wirephoto Map 2 INJURED IN persons were injured when this truck loaded with 5 tons of feed struck a car driven by W W Braga Meservey about half a mile north of Meservey Tuesday morning at a m The truck is facing east the direction in which it was going when the accident occurred The car is facing north the direction in which it was traveling on highway 107 when the accident occurred Lock Meservey Pair in Hospital After AutoTruck Collision Mr and Mrs W W Braga Meservey were in the Mercy hospita Tuesday afternoon in serious condition alter the car in which the were riding collided with a truck driven by Robert Phillip Stove 36 of Ames about half a mile north of Meservey at a m The Accidentoccurred as the Bra gas were traveling north on Higl way 107 Mr Stover who was driving the truck for the Ames Keliab Feed company of Amas said he stopped the truck on the west sid of the highway before upon It He was driving east with the truck loaded with 5 tons of feed Colliding at the intersection the truck continued across the high way and rolled into a ditch on the north side of the eastwest road The car in which the Bragas were riding remained on the road but was badly damaged The driver of the truck was not injured The accident was inves tigated by members the sheriffs office Outdoor Love Making Banned at Navy Station San Diego Cal love making at the naval air sta tion here has been banned both for naval personnel and civilians In an order making it a disci plinary offense Capt Leslie E Gehres station commandant noted There has been a steadily growing public display of affec tion commonly called necking on the part of some men and women While everyone Including the captain will generally agree that under proper conditions this is an bsorbing and pleasurable pas ime it is not generally considered n outdoor daytime sport Iowa Tot Killed Dubuque Weiden jacher 4 was killed Monday in a pedestrianautomobile accidenl vhile playing He was the son of Mr and Mrs Harold Weidenbach er Dubuque Sent to Anamosi Des Moines Joseph E Meyer Monday sentenced Rav mond L Post 20 Newton con victed recently of robbery to no more than 10 years in the Ana mosa reformatory Post was one o 3 youths indicted for the robbery of William H Bryan Atlas build ing fireman last December PATROL STREETS IN MINE RIOTS Euite Mont Patrol car loaded with special deputie roved the streets of the nation copper mining capital Tuesda and authorities believed they ha jrought under control the prow ng mobs which have dnmage lomes and terrorized residents i an outbreak of labor violence Sheriff Al McLeod acting un ler the authorization of the Silv Row county commission mobi Izcd 100 special deputies to natr the streets and prevent furthe disorders by mobs wrecked 11 homes which hav since Satur day To show their sympathy fc striking miners I believe weve got them under control now McLeod said However now threats of vio lence were received in anonymous telephone calls to the homes of nonstrikers warning them to get out or else McLeod said Several families and their possessions were removed by police from the threatened homes Monday night for security reasons Homes wrecked thus far have belonged to mine foremen and clerks who did not participate in the strike called last Tuesday against the Anaconda Copper Mining company by the CIO mine mill and smelter workers union Farmer Killed Manilla JP Charles McCon Manilla farmer was killed when his tractor overturned Monday DELAY VOTE ON RUSSIA DEMAND 0 DROP ISSUE French Delegate Offers Compromise to Compile Report for Assembly New York United Nations security council Tues ay postponed action on Russias roposal for dropping the Rus ionIranian case and adjourned ntil Wednesday with 3 delegates emancling immediate considera ion of Polands charges against ranco Spain Dr Quo TaiChi chairman an lounced the council would meet t 2 p m CST Wednesday He did not state what would be taken up then But France Russia and oland joined in asking Imme diate consideration of the Spanish ase Poland has charged Franco ipain with endangering world peace and with harboring nazi sci entists doing research on new veapons in this atomic age Eight delegates lined up Monday and Tuesday against Russias pro posal that the council immediate y strike the RussianIranian case rom its agenda Russia and Poland stand to gether for the Russian move The llth nation on the council rance presented Tuesday morn ng a compromise proposal de signed to have Secretary General Trygve Lie obtain complete in formation 011 the case for the councils report to the general as sembly which meets here Sept 3 This would have the effect of tak ing the case off the councils docket Lie Tuesday morning expressed doubt that the council could legally keep the case on its agenda Lie secretarygeneral gave his opinion to the council in a mem orandum which was read after presentation of the French propo sal to turn the matter over to the secretarygeneral for a report Lies memorandum was referred to the committee of experts for a report on it within 2 days The main points of Lies mem orandum were 1 The council had made no findings that a dispute actually existed 2 In view of this the only pos sible action was to order an Inves tigation under the charter This had not been done 3 Iran has asked the council o drop the complaint Carrying out his intention an nounced late Monday to make such a proposal Henri Bonnet the French delegate handed in his resolution before the council con vened Thursday morning Bonnet proposed that the coun cil take note of Irans withdrawal of its case against Russia He also proposed that the coun JI note the agreement reached etween Iran and Russia by which Russia promised unconditionally o withdraw its soldiers from Iran icfore May 6 Then Bonnet moved that the ouncil request Lie to collect the iccessary information on the case n order to make a report to the eneral assembly which meets icre next Sept 3 The time for the report was not pecified in the resolution The controversy arose over lussias fight to dismiss the Iran an case during which the soviet delegate had bluntly expressed doubt that the United States and Britain wanted a peaceful settlement The United Stales and British Veterans Can Learn Art of Dancing Through Uncle Sam Washington may be shocking news to hard boiled drill f te GI of rights delinitelv s ready to finance the exdoughfoot who aspires to become a dancing master me from Arthur Murray who specializes In teach ing people how to trip the light fantastic in its many variations However Murray does not anticipate any stampede of exGIs to learn jitterbuggmg at Sams expense They know how to do that already he said while visiting one of his studios here Murray told a reporter that his New York and Washington studios have been certified to teach vet erans dancing They can accept pupils under the Gl bill and the government foots the bill He said about half of his New York pupils want to teach danc ing Most of the others he added came at the prodding of psychia trists They need social contacts Murray said Dancing gives them confidence and helps them to get readjusted No price tag has yet been worked out for this instruction in theart of dance he said Uncle Sam will pay costs plus 10 per cent The usual charges he said are S4 tor private lesson or to for class instruction A veterans administration VA official said if a fellow wants to learn how to be a dancer thats his business This official added that it thi veterans never intended to us dancing as a business but jus thought dancing might improve his Saturday night technique theres nothing VA can do abou it delegates contended that the case lad been settled for the time be ng by the councils April 4 reso ution to defer the Iranian case intil May 6 and that it was only Before the council again on Rus sias insistence At the outset of Tuesdays meet ing at least 7 of the 11 council Tiembers were lined up against Russias move to drop the Iranian case After Lies memorandum was referred to committee Edward R Stettinius Jr resumed the debate against Russias proposal to drop the Iranian case from the agenda immediately and charged that Andrei A Gromyko Russian dele gate had questioned the motives of the United States Stettinius said he regretted the soviet action Then hs stated again his judgment that it would be unwise for the council to drop the Iranian matter He said the council could not ignore the fact that the sudden reversal of the Iranian position occurred while soviet troops still were physically in Iran Stettinius said his opposition to the Russian attempt to erase the case from the agenda did not in any way mean that the United Slates questioned Russias integ rity   

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