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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Hv Cot cPy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APKIL 17 1946 Paper Consists ot Two Section One No HOUSE VOTES FOOD SUBSIDY WINDUP UN Polish Charge Against Spain nm inn ni POLAND CLAIMS FRANCO HIDING NAZI PLOTTERS French Delegate to Make Argument on Massed Border Troops New York United Na tions security council turned Wed nesday from the undeeided Iran ian case to the highly controver sial question posed by Polands charge that Franco Spain harbors nazi war plotters and menaces world peace As the delegate of a nation which is a nextdonr neighbor of Spain Ambassador Henri Bonnet of France said he expected to make a lengthy argument which obstrvers believed might be based partly on unofficial charges by Spanish republican leaders exiled in Paris The latter say that Gen eralissimo Francisco Franco has 450000 troops manned threaten ingly along the French frontier Since Poland lodged her charges last week that Spain was protect ing and promoting German scien tists engaged in devising new means of warfare unofficial sources have come forward with the assertion stoutly denied by Spain that these scientists are engaged in atomic research The first official notice of the reference to atomics was taken by the Spanish cabinet in its blanket denial of the Polish and other accusations The cabinet charged that the Polish proposals against Spain were part of a worldwide comrounist campaign against the Franco regime The Polish demand for some sort ofcollective council action to throttle anfl ultimately depose Franco finds the council sharply split along new lines Polish Dele gate Oscar Lange was ready to lead off against Franco with in dications of strong support of Russia France Mexico and prob ably Australia and with the standby backing of the Spanish republicansinexile represented by an observer Dr Fernando De Los Rios The United States Britain and Brazil while willing to give the charges a hearing have main tained that relations with Franco Spain should be determined by individual nations rather than concerted council action Since Poland needs 7 affirma tive voles to effect council ac tion the United States Britain and Brazil could defeat Langes proposal by lining up 2 votes from among Egypt the Netherlands and China which have given no indication of thenintentions China never has had relations with Franco Spain while Egypt and the Netherlands remain among the nations Franco still classifies as friendly GUARDS REVEAL BEATING OF GIS London IP Two former guards at the U S army detention camp at Lichfield testified Wed nesday that GI prisoners were beaten there at the specific in structions of camp officers during the winter of 294445 Testifying a defense of Staff Sgt James M Jones of Musko ffee Ofcla charged with assault ing prisoners Sjrt Junson H Smith of Cumberland Ky told an army court martial that the object of the camps policy was to make life so miserable for the prisoners that they would prefer to go to combat rather than stay in the guardhouse The trial was interrupted brief ly when Smith wept while testi fying that a 3year sentence he received several weeks ago on a charge of mistreating Lichfield prisoners blotched an otherwise spotless army record of 10 years Ellis D Adcock of Hot Springs Ark another former Lichfield guard testified that the beating of returned to the detention camp 2 or more routine KECOJDIEND CLAIMS Washington I Payment of S7600 to landholders along the Mississippi river in Iowa for damages caused by river pools has been recommended by Col P A Feringa of the army engineers to the house Rivers and Harbors committee Feringa said claims to taling had been filed by Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin landowners but that cov ered the actual damage TOT BURIES THUMB TO HIDE Rice 4 didnt want his mother to know he accidentally lost part of his thumb under an ax wielded by a playmate so he buried it The deception ivas discovered but it was still thumbs up with Billy as he studied the bandaged mem ber AP Wirephoto Fall Changchun to Chinese Reds j Peiping fall of Chang hun capital of civil wartorn Manchuria to an overwhelming force of communist troops was forecast at SinoAmerican troop headquarters Wednesday as China hopefully awaited the arrival of peaceseeking General Marshall Marshall arrived in Peiping from Tokyo after a fast flight from Washington his headquar ters in Chungking announced Lt Gen Alvan C Gillem Jr who had taken over Marshalls task while the special U S envoy was away met him with a report on a personal visit of inspection in Manchuria news dispatches reported communist forces had penetrated deep into Changchun seized its only railway station and dis rupted communications formerly controlled by government offi cials Peiping observers doubted that government troops there would hold out 3 more days In Chung king officials estimated the gov ernments new first army would require at least a week to push the 90 miles from newly seized Szepingkai north of Changchun against communist harrassment The army was moving afoot with mules hauling its American equip ment Marshall was expected to ar rive in midafternoori from Tokyo where he conferred Tuesday with General MacArthur He is return ing from Washington conferences with President Truman to try to enforce the peace agreement he negotiated in January but which was disregarded after he left for the United States Associated Press Correspondent Tom Masterson I of 5 American correspondents isolated in Chang chun by the embattled commu nist and government troops man aged to send out a dispatch re porting the reds had captured the capitals only railroad station That gave them transportation for supplies and for reinforcements should they decide they need the latter They have an estimated 40000 troops in the area opposed by some 4000 government troops and a home guard peace preservation corps of doubtful value Truman Reveals Admiral in Hawaii Caused Navy Blast Washington Truman said Wednesday it was an admiral jn Hawaii who touched off his recent blast against naw lobbying The president told his news conference he did not think Secretary of the Navy Forrestal and Admiral Chester IV Nimifz chief of naval had been doing any lobbying against unification of the armed forces The admiral who stirred him up he said was in charge of the Hawaiian station Mr Truman said he thought the admiral in Hawaii was namei Melville Anyway he added th admiral in charge there got into print in an interview which he saw and he said it really stirrec him up White House Press Secrelarj Charles G Ross later named Hear Admiral A S Merrill comman dant of the Sth naval district a New Orleans as the man Truman had in mind No one at Hawai was involved Ross told reporters that wha agitated the president was a state ment or speech made by Admira Merrill at Dallas Texas las Thursday just a few hours be fore the president held a news conference Ross identified the admira after the navy department report ed it had no record of an Admira Melville and said it could give n clue to the identity of the office in question At his news Thursday the The tallest known palm tree in the eastern United States is a 95 footer at CollierSeminole state park in Florida MACARTHUR IS AGAINST SOVIET POWERREQUEST Bluntly Refuses 3 Moves for Greater Share in Jap Control Tokyo Douglas Mac Arthur bluntly refused 3 Russian equests for a greater share in shaping Japanese occupation pol cies Wednesday At the same time soviet charges hat undemocratic elements vcre holding responsible positions n the Japanese government were Bitterly denounced by Brig Gen Sourtney Whitney speaking for IfacArthur before the 4 power allied control council Lt Gen Kuzma Derevyanko Russian council member inter rupted the afternoon session to deny emphatically that he in tended to criticize MacArthurs policies when he asked for infor mation about the carrying out ot allied purge directives He said be had been misunderstood MacArthur reminded the coun cil that its work is exclusively advisory and consultative and does not involve review of action taken by the supreme command No arbitrariness of procedure must be allowed io interfere with the prompt and orderly process of government administration the memorandum stated Denial of the Russian requests came in a crisp personal memor andum from MacArthur to the second meeting of the council LI Gen Kuzma Derevyanko Russian council member submit tedthe requests to the supreme cornmand at the first meeting of thecouncil April 5 SUGAR PROM first sugar shipped into Miami from Cuba since the end of the war is shown being unloaded m Miami Fla The cargo consisted of 2409 000 pounds winch is the first shipment of a total of 30000000 pounds AP Wirephoto QUITS GAME POST Des Moines Hus ton who has served as state su perintendent of game for about 10 years except for his service in the army has filed his resigna tion effective June 1 it is report ed The conservation commission took no action on the resignation at its 2day monthly meeting which ended Tuesday Truman Wants America to Mason City Fair Wednesday and j Thursday Cooler Thursday j Iowa Fair Wednesday night and c belief Americans eat too much m j J PrfQin enr TvnmTin i j i Thursday Warmer in east por tion Wednesday night Cooler west and north portions Thurs day Minnesota Cooler northwest por tion Wednesday night Thursday fair and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis eifding at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Wednesday 54 YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 32 j j mm m m M mi Try European Food Rations Washinffton JP Expressing belief Americans eat too much President Truman said Wednesday it would be a good idea if they tried getting along on European rations lor 2 days a week durin the world food crisis The subject came up at the presidents HEWS conference discussion of the food situation which Sir Truman was to rcvicu later m the day with Secretary of Agriculture Anderson and Chcste Davis of the presidents emergency committee A reporter asked DIES OF INJURIES J Rosa 79 died Monday at his home near De corah In a fall from a ladder 6 weeks ago he suffered a fracture of several vertebrae Daughter of Jose Iturbi Ends StrifeRidden Life With Gun Commits Suicide in Home of Father After Marriage Troubles What is your reaction proposal that Americans ily one daya week go on a diet similar in caloric content to the European countries Without hesitation Mr Truman said he thought it would be a won derful thing for them to do that for 2 days a week They would know then he said exactly what it means to go hun gry Most of us he added eat too much and throw too much away UNRRA officials have estimated the present European diet at about onethird of the U S standard The daily American ration per person averages about 3300 cal ories UNRRA says while that in Europe ranees from 1500 calories to as low as 800 in some areas Mr Trumans comments on food coincided with these other devel Beverly Hills Cat re volver wound in the temple brought to an end Wednesday the striferidden life of Maria Iturbi Hero 28yearold daughter of the concert pianist Jose Iturbi She was found by her father lying on the floor of his bedroom her hair afire a 32 caliber jjun near outstretched arm She died two hours later in a hospital Iturbi near collapse was at her bedside Her two daughters The Chinese used rockets in 1232 to repulse the hordes of Ku blai Khan their nurse DetSgt Arthur H McBain f ha trff j LVVVJ uau Jill LCI 3 remained at th Told that Senator Robertson RWyo had said the army was lobbying vigorously as well Mr Truman said he didnt believe in lobbying He believed men should go down and express their views to congressional committees on the facts and let the committees de cide That was the way things were handled when he was run ning a senate committee he said Scribe Claims 14000 Children by GIs in 8 Months of Occupation Chapel Hill X Car dersecretary of War Kenneth C Royall agreed here Tuesday night that the Japanese are remarkable maybe its the Yankee penchant for speeding things up Royall in a discussion of the alleged lack of morality among servicemen read a University of North Carolina audience a state ment from a newspaper columnist which pointed out There are now in Japan 14000 children bom of GI fathers What makes this so unusual Royall points out is that the Americans landed there less than 8 months ago calling the shooting clearly a case of suicide said Iturbi told him he returned home shortly before midnight and was playing the piano in his drawing room when he heard a shot Rushing upstairs he found his daughter sprawled by a bed Ex tinguishing the flames in her hair he called an ambulance Police Lieut C R Maipie said the heat of the burning pnwder forced from the guns short bar rel apparently had ignited her hair indicating that the revol ver probably had been pressed against her temple He added that investigators found no note or other explana tion and said her father was too distraught for questioning Miss Hurbi a slim Latin girl then 18 was married in Bedford Hills N Y in 1936 to Stephan Hero 20 a violinist Their two daughters are Maria Teresa 9 and Maria Antonia 8 In 1939 she filed suit for sep aration in New York alleging non support The following year a settlement was reached giving Hero custody of the children for three months a year She and the children arrived here in 1941 and a few months later she was awarded full cus opments disclosed the nations meat supply s sagging to wartime ration levels and may remain there until early Tall CIO political action com mittee echoed Lehmans proposal for a renewal of wartime food ontrols to supplies MARIA ITORBI HERO tody in connection with a suit for divorce But in 1943 her father peti tioned for their custody terming his rtaiiuhter not the proper per son to have their charge An out ofcourt settlement later reaf firmed her custody on condition that the children live in the pian ists hnmr agriculture department help increase relief Mr Truman also told his news conference that he would back Secretary of Agriculture Anderson if he issues a proposed order cut ting the use of flour 25 per cent HOLD JUVENILES FOR MINE RIOT Buttc Mont officers held 12 juveniles and 3 adults and were looking for 30 other teen agers for questioning Wednesday as a weekend outburst of vandal ism and house wrecking in this strikebound copper mining city had virtually ended Sheriff Al McLeod his force augmented by GO special deputies reported no new disorders Tuesday night by groups of vandals such as those which Saturday and Sunday nights wrecked a dozen homes and damaged others belonging to men still working at the Anaconda Cop per mines Rail Strike Delayed Aftei Board Named Cleveland A F Whitney of the Brotherhood o Railr6ad Trainmen Wcdnesdaj ordered a trainmens strike agains the Rock Island railroad withhel after President Truman orderec an emergency board set up to in vestigate the dispute Whitney sent notice to wilhholi walkout o J A Rash dcpul president of the Trainmen Brotherhood at Kansas City JIo The 3man emergency boarc yet to be named is to report I the president within 30 days In accordance vith the railwn labor act there is to be no change except by agreement in condi tions out ot which the disput arose until 30 days after the boar has filed its report The national railway mediatio board informed Mr Truman th Hock Island dispute threaten substantially to interrupt inter state commerce within the state Oi Illinois and other states in the western part of the country to a degree such as to deprive that portion of the country of essen tial transportation service American Enroute to Marry His Swiss Miss Minneapolis and eager Herman Fritsch was en route to Switzerland to marry his Swiss miss Agnes Moser after a separation of 15 years For 15 years Fritsch herdsman on a large farm near Hudson Wis has had contact with Agnes only by letter He met her while he was visiting relatives in Swit zerland and fell in love The war prevented a quicker reunion He took a plane from Minne apolis late Tuesday to New York from where he will fly to Paris and thence to Switzerland Once I meet my bride to be it wont make much difference when I get back I guess Fritsch said as he boarded a Northwest Air lines plane Tuesday MEASURE ENDS OPA PROGRAM BY JANUARY 1 Chamber Tentatively Votes to Limit OPAs Extension to 9 Months Washington away t OPA the house approved Wed icsday a proposal to wind up the gencys food subsidy program by he end this year The of several iroposctl amendments in legisla ion extending OPAs ac epicd by a 153 to 89 standing vote uhject to a later roll call The amendment would compel 3PA to reduce subsidy payments y 25 per cent each 45 days get ing out of the food subsidy busi ness by January 1 Earlier the house wrote into price control extension legislation i reasonable profit guarantee or producers processors distribu ors and retailers It adopted by a standing vote of 200 to 112 subject to a later roUcail count an amendment to irohlbit the OFA from csttxblish nir maximum prices on any com modity that does not reflect cur rent production processing or dis tributing costs plus a reasonable profit Offered by Rep Wolcott R the proposal was assailed by Rep Monroney D Okla as a wrecking amendment Admin istration leaders fought it fiercely Earlier the house tentatively voted 171 to 144 to limit OPAs new lease on life to 9 months in stead the 12 requested by President Truman Wolcott of fered that amendment also Republicans supported both of Wolcotts amendments almost to the man They were joined by a few southern democrats as the coalition took temporary control of the price control legislation A voice vote put into the legis lation a 9months limit on exten sion of the companion wage stabil ization act This compares to the extension voted earlier for price controls Earlier the house refused to kill OPA on June 30 defeating 178 to 34 a motion by Rep Rankin D Miss to strike out the en acting clause of the OPA exten sion bill Rankin shouted to the house if you want to destroy the con fidence ot the American people in their government just continue this communistic OPA Scores of other amendments proposing farreaching revisions ot OPA still are pending On the teller vote on Rankins motion reporters counted only 32 republicans and 2 democrats for it The house then proceeded to ward action on various proposals for amendments of the OPA law PUBLIC CONTROL ON BRITISH IRON London iron and steel industry is to be brought largely under public ownership John Wilmot minister of supply in the labor government told the house of commons Wednesday said the government reached its decision after studying a report by iron and steel in dustrialists who had outlined a 5 to 7 year program of rcorcaniia Hon at an estimated cost of 000000 After full consideration the me lorume The CIO mine mill and smelter j tellers ore rightly reading the Oust Fortune Tellers Los Angeles the fortune workers condemned the attacks Company and union officials were scheduled lo resume contract ne stars or palms or teacups what they sec isnt encouraging Coun ty supervisors Tuesday ordered uiittdvi ns Lj jujftiv J3Ui c i Ul Ucl CO gotialions Wednesday with fed an ordinance to unqualifiedly eral conciliator liams Robert C Wilj abolish or declare illegal forms of fortune telling all Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS Strikes and shutdowns kept 656000 American workers away from their jobs Wednesday The major disputes Fuler Iittle Progress in strike of KAwir Umted Mme workers against nations soft coal operators talks to resume Wednesday between Anaconda officials at Butte Mont and representatives of 3500 striking CIO Mine Mill and Smelter workers FARM CIO Farm Equipment and Metal strihe against Allis Chalmers plants in 4 cities MOO CIO Auto workers remain on strike against 3 midwestern plants Of J I CasP romnanv government has reached the con clusion that the position of the in dustry and its importance in the lattonal economy necessitate a large measure public owner ship and that legislation for this purpose should be prepared he said Wilmot was chairman of a gov ernment committee which heard the steel masters views The labor government had put the iron and steel industry at the end of its nationalization program mainly because of its complexity The issue was reported earlier to have divided the cabinet Double Wedding Is Kept Within Family Askov M i n n recent double wedding ceremony here was strictly a family affair Mr and Mrs William Groth were married in the double cere mony at which the brides mother and the bridegrooms father also were wed That made Mrs Groths mother also her mother inlaw and Groths father also his fatherinUrw The bridesmaid was a sister of one bride and a daughter of the other The best man was a brother of the bridegroom and a son of the other   

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