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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DA5LY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT QF HI STORY 3ES UOf THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and Untied Press Pull Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 27 194G This Paper Consists of Two lion One j 1 ll it II I FIRE IN MARSHALLTOWN WHEAT SEIZURE NOTPLANNEDBY GOVERNMENT Anderson Confident of Springtime Flood of Grain From Farms By OVID A MARTIN A P Farm Reporter Washington of Agriculture Anderson said Satur day the government has no thought of requisitioning wheat from farmers in order to meet deficits in exports for the hungry abroad His assertion followed a news conference statement Friday by Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson that he believed much more drastic steps must be taken to get wheat and flour for the des titute overseas In a radio report on his Visit to the wheat belt Anderson made no reference to the possibility of requisitioning supplies from com mercial channels He told a na tional Farm and Home Hour au dience that he is confident there will be a springtime flood of wheat to the elevators when the rush of spring work on the larms is passed Anderson expressed belief the governments offer of a bonus of 30 cents a bushel for wheat de livered before May 25 will result in 100000000 bushels being avail able for shipment abroad between now and July 1 This is approxi mately the goal for that period However the possibility remains that the government in a much more drastic step to relieve con ditions abroad may move in and taKe part of the wheat now held by mills and elevators The grain obtained In this way would be used to help meet famine relief promises until greater quantities can be bought directly from farmers The action appears to be the only course open to the govern ment if it is to keep its exports during the next few critical weeks from falling far short of urgent overseas needs Discussing the food situation with reporters Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson said he believed much more drastic steps must be taken to get wheat and flour for the destitute overseas Asked what might be done he replied there is no great mystery about it you want to get wheat and flour Acheson said w hat you have to do is to go and take wheat or flour There are various ways to do that he added including the possibility of rationing Nearly all other government of ficials however have emphasized that there is not enough time to inaugurate rationing But the government does have the power to requisition supplies It used that power during the war still is using obtain food for the armed services and for export BEER TRUCK ON WAY beer track is being blasted out of the burning building by an explosion during the fire in MarshaUtown Friday night The alert pho tographer took this picture at the moment of the blast The truck was one of 5 lost in the big fire AP Wirephoto Eastern States Set for Time Change New York of most eastern states will turn their clocks ahead one hour Sunday when daylight saving time returns to postwar America The change becomes effective at 2 a m Sunday Communities in 25 states east of the Mississippi will use the summer time until Sept 29 New York City Chi cago and Philadelphia are the largest cities affected Connecticut New Jersey Mas sachusetts and New Hampshire will observe the new time by state law and it will be in gen eral use in Rhode Island Vermont and Maine AH interstate railroads air lines and bus lines will remain on standard lime although some lo cal transport companies will shift to daylight time in the cities they serve Radio networks will change their broadcasting schedules to conform daylight saving time Regular network programs will be heard one hour earlier than usual in communities re maining on standard time The District of Columbia and 23 states in the far west and south wilt continue on standard time The idea of turning the clock ahead in order to provide worker an extra hour of daylight aftc working hours was devised by an Englishman William Willetl in 1907 Willett a building contractor spent a great deal of time and money trying to convince the British government that the clocks should be turned ahead but it was not until World war I that it was placed in effect Daylight saving time was used nationally in the United States from Feb P 1042 to Sept 30 1945 under the name war time DEBRIS OP buildings in the east side manufacturing district of MarshaUtown are shown in an aerial view Saturday after they were swept by fire Fri day night AP Wirephoto Baby Burned to Death in Hospital Incubator Buffalo N Y 10day old baby burned to death Friday night when a short circuit set fire to a hospital incubator The blaze occurred 15 minutes after the childs mother Mrs Helen Salzer was discharged from the Millard Fillmore hospital Nurses rescued eight other infants in the incubator The 2millionth shipment by air express in a single vear is re ported by the Railway Express Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and warmer Saturday night with light showers Sunday partly cloudy and mild preceded by showers in the morning Iowa Cloudy and warmer Sat urday night with scattered showers in the west and cen tral portions Sunday partly cloudy and mild with showers in the east and central por tions Minnesota Mostly cloudy and warmer with scattered showers Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and mild with light showers extreme east portion early Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum GO Minimum 28 At 8 a m Saturday 43 Light frost YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 30 Summon Railroad Officials to Grand Jury investigation Chicago Attorney Lee Daniels of Du Page county Saturday subpoenaed Burlington railroad officials and train crews to testify at a grand jury investigation Tuesday into the collision of 2 of the lines fast passenger trains at Naperville Thursday Fortyfour persons were killed and more than 100 injured in the wreck Daniels interrupted the railroads own investigation of the dis aster to serve the summonses He took the action after his own In vestigation of the tragedy was de layed earlier in the day when rail road representatives failed to ap pear at Naperville for question ing We prefer there be no rehear sal of evidence in the disaster and we feel this amounts to one he said in interrupting the hearing Before the interruption J E Aue of Rockford 111 conductor on the Advance Fiyer said he did not know whether the Exposition Flyer was following him on the same track or was traveling on a parallel track just before the col lision Both trains left Chicago at p m CST and started their west runs on separate tracks A few miles out of Chicago how ever both trains moved to the same tracks The Exposition Flyer plowed into the rear of the Ad vance Flyer when the lead train made an unscheduled stop at Na perville Earlier at Xapervilte a suburb 8 miles west of Chicago Daniels old newsmen he was not entire s satisfied that W W Elaine 8 year old engineer on he Expo sition Flyer is to bear the entire blame I believe other angles might be about as much to blame as the en Jineers operation the prosecutor old newsmen after calling off his inquiry when no members of the train crews appeared Daniels had planned to question the crews in volved The Burlington railroad mean while scheduled a separate inves tigation conference in Chicago for ater in the day Members of the 2 train crews were instructed to at tend Daniels said he would attend the Chicago meeting Elaine who remained at the controls of the Exposition Flyer when it rammed into the standing Advance Flyer was still being treated at an Aurora hospital for a skull fracture He has been charged with manslaughter A 24 hour guard was established at the Aurora hospital where physicians said Elaine would be confined for 2 or 3 weeks IV AV BEAINE Engineer SENTENCE CLINE TO LONG TERM San Francisco ff White haired Alfred Leonard Cline was sentenced Saturday to 9 consecu tive terms of from one to H years in prison for forging the names of 2 women who had wed him and then had died mysteriously Judge Herbert C Kaufman in passing sentence referred to Cline as OneMan Crime In corporated Several elderly women died and left their estates to Cline In Dal las a murder charge was filed against him but no action has been taken on it District Attorney Edmund G Brown of San Fran cisco has declared the women who died were cremated at once on Clines orders and under names other than their own Find Girls Body Chicago decomposed body of an unidentified giri whom coroners physicians estimatec was about 5 years old and deac about 6 months was found Friday night stuffed in a small suitcase in the basement of a north side apartment building Vatican Radio Hits Condition in Red Zone tendon Vatican radio citing a report of an unidenti fied eyewitness charges that 50 Germans are perishing each week in camps in the Russian occupa tion zone of eastern Germany amid widespread conditions of disease plunder starvation and rape The German press is not al lowed to mention the extent of the suffering declared the broadcast recorded Friday night in London Only the church has the power lo raise its voice before the world Many of the priests who have shared their bread with the refu gees are too weak to celebrate a service Added to the great physi cal suffering is the great spiritual burden There is no food no blan kets no medicine no nothing In camps built lo accommo date 2000 to 4000 some 50 people die each week The broadcast said children the area were suffering and that cries for help were going up from girls and women who are being brutally raped and whose bodily and spiritual health is completely shaken so that they are unable to give birth to a healthy chilci Power to Break U H Deadlock Over Spain New York power to break the deadlock in the United Nations security council over the proposed investigation of Franco Spain rested Saturday in the hands of Soviet Russia Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gromyko opposed any kind of an In the revised and hikewarm one proposed jointly by Australia France and Poland But the council took a weekend recess to give Gromyko a chance to get his rigid instructions changed and to allow a unanimous council vote Observers pointed out that Gromykos chief Foreign Minister V M Molotov and Vice Foreign Minister Andrei I in Paris at the for eign ministers meeting It was no unlikely that U S Secretary of State James F Byrnes and British Toreign Minister Ernest Bevin would try to persuade the Rus sians in Paris to relax Gomykos instructions If the Russians havent changed heir minds about the Spanish sit uation by Monday the sccurih council may be faced with another Serious if Grom yko vetoes the new resolution for Reveal GI Dislike for K and C Rations Washington UP The army quartermaster corps asked the G I who saw combat in World War II what he thought of K and C rations The public relations of ficer cut out the swear words and made results of the survey public Friday The Gls dont like beef or pork j loaf bouillon powder or lemon 1 powder the quartermasters finj ally discovered Generally they disliked rations used at the front the army press release said The men said they preferred meat crackers and biscuits coffee pork and bean chocolate bars and cigarettes None of this information seemed to be new but now its official IQWAN SHOOTS WIFE THEN SELF Monfezuma J F Cochran said Saturday Wilbur Clyde Jantzen 32 a farmer living 7 miles north of Grinnell shot and killed his wife Friday and then committed suicide with the same weapon a single barrel 12 gauge shotgun The dead woman was Mrs Mar garet Louise Jantzen 33 Bodies ot both were found in the kilchcti of their home Friday afternoon by a sister of Mrs Jantzen who stopped at the farm for a visit The sheriff estimated the time of the shooting at short ly before noon Cochran said Mrs Jantzen had started divorce proceedings some time ago but that the couple con tinued to live together The sheriff said he and Coroner W R Phillips were convinced the shoot ing climaxed an argument He said no inquest was planned Mrs Jantzens 2 young sons by a previous marriage were in school at the time of the shooting Stones Fox Kingston lit Lillian Kamp taking a walk in the De Kalb county forest preserve saw a fox threw a stone at it kitlec it and collected a bounty from the county clerk a factfinding study of the Franco regime The Russian position now that an investigation of Franco is a waste of time and an attemp by the AngloAmerican powers to sidestep action The Russians think Franco already has beer proven guilty of the threaten ing world peace Believe Mussolinis Body Was Cremated niilaii officials sai Saturday they believed that Be nito Mussolinis remains were cremated soon after they wen stolen from the potters fielt grave They suggested that the mer who stolethe body might try t rally a fascist following aroun an urn containing the late die tators ashes Two custodians of the Musocc cemetery arrested immediatel after the grave robbery were re leased by police because ot lac of evidence against them Girl Fails to Win Contest With Attack on GI Husband GI Students Suspect Talk Was Given With Tongue in the Cheek 4 Begins dealings on taly Treaty Iaris 4power confcr nce of foreign ministers vas be ieved Saturday to have shunted side the more controversial as nects of the forthcoming Italian ace treatyfor the time being in lopes of reaching agreement on ess difficult issues The foreign ministers in their 3rd session at Luxembourg palace vcre reported to have bcguti con sideration of the HalianFfeiich rentier the size of Italys future defense establishment and the disposal of Italian shipping A competent source reported hat the status of Trieste and the taloYugoslav frontier awaited completion of the report of the 4 3ower commission which studied he problem on the spot U S Secretary of State James r Byrnes was reported deter mined to insist that Trieste remain Italian Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin was reported to have swung Brit sh support to the American move o place the future of Austria on he conference agenda However it was believed that Britain had complicated the situation by in sisting upon linking the Austrian discussion with discussion of the Ituhr and the and by demanding that Belgium the Netherlands anil Holland sit in on such negotiations as nations which suffered from German aggression The Soviet union contrary to previous reports did not object to the addition of the Ruhr to the agenda but opposed expanding the scope of the discussion beyond representatives of the 4 major powers informed sources said The United States maintained that Italy should retain Trieste be cause of that citys predominant Italian population but that port facilities should be international ized to encourage trade for Aus tria Hungaryand nearby states This proposal has been opposed by Yugoslavia which wants sov ereignty over Trieste and the Yu goslav stand has been supported by Russia BLAZE SWEEPS 4 BUILDINGS IN 3 HOUR BATTLE 5 Business Firms Are Burned Out in Manufacturing Area Marshalllowu at un determined origin swept through 4 buildings occupied by 5 business firms in the east side manufactur ing district Friday night The loss was estimated unof ficially at Firemen fought the blaze for more than 3 hours before bringing it under control A series of explosions presum ably from the gasoline tanks of several trucks stored in the build ings hampered firemen in their battle against the fire and to pre vent its spreading to adjoining buildings A large 2story brick building which housed the MarshaUtown Syrup and Sugar company Blue Ribbon distributors and Ivlahaska Beverage company was gutted A small lumber yard of the Wilson Coaland Lumber company north of the brick structure and 2 warehouses were used by Gamble stores and the Blue Ribbon dis tributors The fire which Fire Chief II F Hemphill said was believed to have started in one of the ware bouses was discovered about p m and was not brought under control until after midnight The brick building housed what was knoivn as the Bailey Boys and Their Pop Works operated by Marshalltown Syrup A sep arate brick boiler liousc adjoin ing the bottling company build ing also was destroyed H A Blake president and gen eral manager of MarshaUtown Syrup said the firms quarterly supply sugar had just arrived and was believed to have been lost A considerable quantity of beer stored ina warehouse also was lost Blake who said he was unable yet to estimate his firms loss said all the real estate involved v was ownedby the WV T Bailey estate and thai the estate was in corporated at Two trucks and the tractors of 3 tractortrailers were destroyed The trailers themselves were out side the buildings Firemen concentrated their ef forts at preventing the spread of the flames to the Witwer Grocery company warehouse south of the blaze the direction in which the wind swept the fire The C A Dunham company manufacturers of commercial heating equipment east of the fire also was threat ened and workmen there put out 2 hose lines and helped fight the fire Hemphill said the fire was out of control when firemen arrived The U S Military Academy opened July 4 3802 with 10 ca dets Little Dies Richmond Va Henry Little 76 war correspond ent and author of the Chicago Tribunes column Line O Type Or Two until his retirement from active newspaper work in 1936 died Saturday at his home Clover Leaf Hanover county near here Vets DropPamphlets Asking for Housing Minneapolis pamphlets were dropped on downtown Minneapolis Friday by veterans of air warfare in the Pa cific The leaflets reminiscent of those scattered on Japan were dropped from 8 navy planes They asked residents to provide hous ing for veterans Evanston III Bra den blond coed from Iowa Wes leyan college Mt Pleasant who stirred up considerable argument with her attack against G Is as husbands failed to place in the finals of the intercollegiate ora torical contest at Northwestern university Friday night Another lowan who made ths finals but failed to place was Earl Miner also of Wcsleyan compet ing iu the mens division won by Bob Underhill Manchester col lege North Manchester Ind Some servicemen took excep tion to Miss Bradcns speech in which she contended that former servicemen sit back and com plain hoping that the government will find the solution in the form of a bonus or a dole However G I students des cribed her speech as a dandy j particularly since it probably was i delivered with tongue in cheek I Civilian Clothing Vegetables Fruits in Atom Bomb Test Washington of civilian clothing vegetables and fruits will be subjected to the blast of atomic bombs in experi ments at Bikini atoll Coal and petroleum products also will be exposed to the explo sions The army and navy task force 2 VETS DIE IN AUTO ACCIDENT Clinion young war veterans were killed early Satur day in a highway crash near here and a 30monthsoId girl struck by a car Wednesday died Friday night in a hospital to bring Clin ton countys 1916 traffic death to tal to 9 Injured fatally when their car smashed into a bridge abutment on highway 67 5 miles north of Clinton were Norman S George 21 and Randall E Kratz 19 both of Clinton The young girl Elizabeth Mar tin daughter of Mr and Mrs Felix Martin of Clinton suffered a brain concussion and fractures of the right leg and left ankle when she ran in front of a csr while play ing near her home here Porter Promises White Shirts Nylons Soon Washington Chief Paul Porter says the ladies will have nylons to cover their legs when the snow Janu ary at the latest The nylon jitters will end by then he told a radio audience Fri day night because nylon produc in charge of test planning rei tion is double the prewar and less than one per cent of tha output is being sent abroad He also hid news for men Good white shirts will be back on the soon HELEN BRADEN vealed the consumer goods will be placed aboard 19 ships of the tar get fleet Scientists hope to be able to measure the effects of atomic flames heat concussion and radioactivity on the civilian items Many types of civilian garments are to be tested the task force said to determine whether cloth ing can be manufactured tending to resist an atomic explosion The fruits and vegetables are being placed on the ships to check on the amount of damage that might occur to growing crops Mason City GI to Land Sunday Sgt John Dispenas is scheduled to arrive in New York Sunday aboard the LaCrosse Victory ac cording to an Associated Press wire received here Salurday   

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