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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DE P ftSTMEfit OF HIST 0 Y t A 0 A n C H t V f L G I fi 5 j A Associated feeajmj United Presj Pull Leased Win THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Cosy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 6 1916 Paper Consist ot Two SccttonsBectlon 6n fro fcoS CALL SURPRISE MARITIME WALKOUT a een and a loaf of bread Jean Fries of Pittsburgh is double victor in the current shopping competitions In the almost total ab sence of other fresh meats there is still plenty of chicken there mjght be a loaf of bread fawth98 per cent of the nations wHM P16 department announces WW1 endwheatto gramshort mills to furnish flour wheie bread supplies are short of reduced emergency levels SSyS t f marketing in meat the department hasi ordered ra 15 per cent reduction in cattle Jmd calf slaughter quotas International Curtailed OPA Bill Begins Journey to Floor of Senate p senafe committee Thursday ap pared to Majonty Leader Barkley Ky said he will formally report the measure but he told reporters that his action is not to be construed as an endorsement of numerous amendments or of the WU as I whole Over bitter minority the banking committee drafted a formal recommendation to the chamber that it vote to extend price control one year beyond June 30 but in sharply curtailed form Chairman Wagner D N Y who led a losing administration against drastic revisions in the present law announced he would issue a report denouncing the changes The house already has passed an extension bill which adminis tration spokesmen have said wouldmean the end of price con trol next month unless the senate took a different tack Here are some of the major features of the senate bill con demned as monstrous by Stabil ization Director Chester Bowles even before its completion 1 Price control over livestock meat poultry eggs and dairy products would end this June 30 2 The secretary of agriculture rather than theprice adminis trator would1 say what other farm products could be kept under price ceilings 3 A decontrol board inflepend ent of OPA would be established with power to overturn the price administrators refusal to lift controls from any speci0c com modity 4 Cost absorption would be out OPA would be forbidden to interfere with normal markups and discounts of wholesalers and retailers of socalled reconver sion items These include auto mobiles refrigerators radios washing machines and similar items whose wartime production was curtailed 25 per cent or more by government order 5 The 52000000000 in sub sidies requested by OPA would be cut to with a pro vision that no food subsidies could be paid alter May 1 1947 If the decontrol of meat and dairy products stands up in the senate the food subsidies probably will be cut toabout for the 10 months The subsidies are paid to growers and processors to make up for higher production costs not passed in to the public in the form of increased ceiling prices 6 OPAs controversial MAP maximum average price order designed to keep the manufacture of low priced clothing going would be repealeVl 7 OPA coulfl not pnt any item under control which was not con trolled May 1 this year and could inaugurate no new subsidies V Chiang Issues 15 Day Truce in Manchuria KaiShek Thursday issued a ceasefire order calling a 15day halt in the long bloody conflict in Manchuria The truce effective Friday Is expected to clear the way to per manent settlement of differences between the Chinese government and the communists Cert Chou EnLai chief com munist negotiator concurred in the truce although expressing concern about the shortness of the period I concur in the cease fire ar rangement haying in mind that no opportunity for peace should be skipped over Chou said In doing so we will exert our best efforts toward bringing negotia tions to success The previous agreement was a January politicalmilitary truce since violated by both sides Chiang stipulated that the fol lowing 3 matters must be settled within the 15day period arrangements gov erning the complete termination of hostilities in Manchuria arrangements and time schedules for the complete restoration of communications in China definite basis for carrying out without further delay the Feb 25 agreement for demobiliza tion reorganization and integra tion ofChinas armed forces Hint 19 HOUSE SENATE BATTLE DUE ON TEENAGE ISSUE Senators Send Measure to Lower Chamber With 1819 Age Induction Washington senate braced Thursday lor a tug of war over resuming the teen age draft But there were hints o a compromise making 19year olds eligible and exempting those of 18 The 2 chambers found them selves poles anart on the teenage issue in their efforts to decide how to continue the draftThe senate is overwhelmingly for con tinued use of teen agers in the services the house just as over whelmingly against if The senate pushed the question toward a showdown when ii gave a thumping 69 to 8 majority Wed nesday to its bill for beeping the mam provisions of the wartime draft act in force until next May Although it differed on a num ber of points from the house meas ure voted April 13 the teen age provjsion promised to be the stumbling block in the bill which Year Old Draft Compromise Iowas Vote Washington en a t o r s nilson and Hicfccnlooper Iowa republicans both voted with he majority Wednesday when the senate decided 69 to 8 to send the draft bill back to the house Hickenlooper opposed an amendment which would have suspended the drafting of men until congressordered Wilson was announced as isiircd In fIvor of the amendment The proposal was defeated the senate passed along to a sen atehouse conference committee The conferees 7 senators and 7 representatives must adjust all he differences and persuade con fess to accept their recommenda ions between now and June 30 when the present law Here is their problem expires Money Downpour Garibaldi Ore Green backs came floating down from nowhere onto fishing boats moored here No one knows where the money came from but a short time before a plane had passed overhead Tom Hess a commercial fish erman said Jie was eating lunch on deck when the heavensent bills dropped before him He threw away his sandwich and grabbed The common toad sheds its outer skin several times a year and swallows the loose skin LENGTH OF EXTENSION The senate voted to continue the draft until next May 25 the house until next February 15 AGE OF INDUCTIONS The senate by a 53 to 26 count voted o continue inducting 18 and 19 the house by a 195 to 86 tally ordered a halt to teen age inductions The top draft age n the house bill is 29 in the sen ates 44 PAY RAISES The senate wrote nto its bill pay raises for en isted grades only ranging from 50 per ceit for buck privates to smaller boosts for top sergeants and corresponding ranks in the ther services The house refused o put pay raises into the draft ill but voted in separate legis ation for raises ranging from 50 per cent for buck privates to 10 per cent for 5star generals INDUCTION The house ordered a moratorium on all inductions prior to October 15 The senate turned that proposal down The 2 branches are in virtual agreement on these provisions of their separate bills A ban against Induction of fathers regardless of age A limit of 18 months of service for inducted men A prohibition against any in ductions that will give the army more than 1070000 men by July Continuation of reemployment benefits specified in the wartime draft act RUINS OF LA SALLE HOTEL LOBBY once re splendent lobby of the La Salle hotel in Chicago was al H STPie bulned out as the flames swePt across fiom theelevator shafts Fiftyeight persons met death in burning or smokechoked corridors when a fire sped 5 Iowa Boys Victims of Hotel Fire Chicago list of fatal ities jn the La Salle hotel fire Thursday carried the names of 5 Iowa youths and one former Iowa woman The 5 youths were from New ton and were in Chicago on a postgraduation lark The former lowan was Mrs Robert Willman 23 of Hannibal Mo whose body was identified by her father the Rev Earl S Woodward of Burlington Iowa VIrs Willman was married last September Her husband also died n the fire The 5 Newton youths were Delbert Roush 18 son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Roush Joseph Barton 18 son of Mr and Mrs D B Barton Eldon Adams 17 son of Mr and Mrs MerleS Adams William Dennisfon 18 son of Homer Denniston Paul Harrington 18 son of William Harrington Identification of the bodies was made by William Barton 26 who wept as he picked out the charred remains of his brother and 4 riends from among the shrouded forms in the CooR county morgue Robert Harrington 26 brother of Paul also aided in the identi fication The 2 had hurried to Chicago as soon as they heard of he fire with the searing suddenness and fury of a flamethrower through 5 floors of the 20stoiy hotel The fire started shortly after midnight Wednesday and shot up through elevator shafts cutting off guests on upper floors and tilling the building with choking smoke Set Up Gt Schools Tokyo than 33000 American troops have enrolled in pedal G I schools set up for oc upation forces Courses range rom conversational Japanese to arm management More than 20 000 others are enrolled in corres pondence courses More telephone directories and nide catalogues are published in Chicago than anywhere else Begin Investigations Into List of Dead i M Hotel Fire Which Killed 58 Chicago series of official investigations was begun Thurs day in the disastrous La Salle hotel fire while friends and relatives were completing positive identification 54 of the 58 dead Still remaining unidentified were the bodies of 2 women a man and a torso of undetermined sex A 5th bony was tentatively identi fied through personal possessions as Louis Marco 57 of Chicago All phases of the terrifying flash blaze which routed guests from the loop hotel early morning were under official scru tiny As city county and state of ficials proceeded with their sep arate inquiries into Chicagos worst hotel disaster in history the hotel management ordered com plete evacuation of the fire swept ruins of the 22story structure More than 1000 transient and per manent guests at the 1000 room 37 year old loop hostelry were af fected In the wake of the tragic blaze city officials ordered the imme diate closing of 2 legitimate loop theaters and 5 night clubs because of alleged failure to comply with fire and buildingcode regulations Five nursing homes also were ordered closed but action was delayed pending arrangements for new quarters for the inmates Spokesmen for the 2 theaters the Shubert and the Great Northern said they would protest the clos ing order Mayor Edward J Kelly said other buildings with fire hazards would be closed In Springfield a legislative in vestigation was requested in a resolution introduced in the Illi nois state senate and sent to the tiouse Other inquiries were being made by Mayor Kelly Assistant Corporation Counsel Henry Eck aart States Attorney William J Tuohy the state fire marshals of fice and police An inquest is scheduled for Friday Unofficial estimates of damage anged from to several mndred thousand dollars Roy Steffen president of the Hotel company said it will be months before the hotel will be able to reopen Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued warm Thursday night and Friday with afternoon high temperature near 90 Iowa Fair and warm Thursday night partly cloudy and con tinued warm Friday except scattered thunder showers and cooler in north west portion Friday afternoon or night Minnesota Mostly cloudy north and partly cloudy south portion with occasional showers and thunderstorms north portion Thursday night and Friday Scattered showers south portion Friday Warmer Thursday night except little change near Lake Superior Warmer near Lake Superior Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 82 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Thursday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 49 Food Inspector Dies Cedar Rapids Ford about 65 inspector in the slate health departments food and dairy division the past 7 years died Wednesday He formerly op erated a creamery at Rockford Normandy People Pay Tribute to Allied Liberators Tic n IT T By G K HODENFIELD Treviers France peo ple of Normandy paid tribute Thursday to a memorable morning 2 years ago when allied troops in the greatest invasion in history surged over their beaches to begin the long bloody attack against Hitlers fortress Europe The commemoration was held lor the most part without fanfare or revelry but with a dignity be fitting an occasion when men fonght and died to liberate other men from the yoke of oppression In St Mere Eglise there was an allday observance honoring the men of the 82nd airborne division which floated out of the sky 2 years ago to begin the invasion In Bayeux and Caen there was anni versary celebration honoring the British and Canadian troops who fought there But in most of the little villages and along most of the dusty roads bordered by hedgerows the peo ple ot Normandy regarded the day quietly They prayed for the men who came to liberate them and who stayed behind under the white cross or star of David in one of Normandys 9 American mili tary cemeteries Many of them told once again stones tney have been telling for 2 years Personal stories of heroism and sacrifice by the men who came to free them They also recall many anecdotes which put a touch of humor to the grim days Piene Aoust who used to be Tierre of the RitzCarlton in New York poured another toast to the men of the 2nd infantry di vision which captured Treviers and recounted how he stood at the door of his Hotel Laiglon and yelled Come in for a drink The boche has gone for a jump In IKe river Many men accepted his invita tion for one on the house then left again to continue the bitter hedgerow battle Not far away near Le Molay Madame Rene to hundreds of American soldiers as Mrs McGinnis recalled how she stood along the road in front of her house waving to the troops and shouting the only English words she knew words remem bered from the last war when she worked for 2 months in a London public house Good afternoon gin Whisky She can show people her scrap book full of letters from soldiers who left Normandy to fight their way into Germany and who wrote back to thank her for her hospi tality In Valognes they tell again and again the story tfiat has made them laugh so often in the past Z an unknown Ameri can soldier roared up on his mo torcycle to one of the few houses still standing in the town and told the family Inside Youd better get out of here the Germans are coming When the family left he flopped down on the big feather bed klivi arent any Germans with in miles of here he said but I just have to get some sleep In Brchal just north of Gran ville M Pierre Dumont told how he traded a bottle of 30 year old Calvados Normandys version of apple jack to a war correspon dent for 5 pounds of sugar and how lor 3 days there was a con stant procession of press jeeps bearing correspondents sugar to his front door In Granville the classic story was of Maj Paul Gale home town unavailable of the first in fantry division and his driver They came into Franville the mght before the main body of troops and stayed all night killing 7 German soldiers and having a wonderful time with the towns people between skirmishes Y Chicago dead in the La Salle hotel fire included Kldon 17 Newton Idua Xorman 11 Chicago Ireo C Baker CO III Joseph F Barton 17 Ncivlon Ion3 Mrs Julia Barry Jl Chicago Duane MBeaty 37 Sari Antonio Ter Donrlas L Hoyer St Louis Mias Jane Collins 30 jeerelarr resident or the hotel Philip n Corneltc 17 Honltrasville K5 Tirrrr Help 41 permanent resident ot the hotel William Denniston 17 Newton Iniva Mrs Annice Dimantl 47 Chieajto Frank II Evans 27 Ilarlville Ohio Edward K Farrar 31 Chlcaro fittro porter Miss Ruth O Fcelj 4S Sprinilietd 111 Eugene Freeman M ballallon chief ol Chicago lire department Cjrtu W Gales 17 Cincinnati Ohio Itrx SI Gaynor 34 Elmwood Park III Effie Harmon 70 lluntington W Va Paul Harrington 17 Newton Iowa Martin Hcinen 47 Quincy III aliler man MaJ Hugh Iludlexon 37 Madison Vfls Mrs Florence Jackaon M permanent resident of the hotel Mrs Violet Jttdson rrf Crystal Ind assistant nleht clerk at the La Salle hotel Severn w Horn S3 Bailie Creekj Mich Iouis Marco 17 Chicago E McDonald 37 Chlcajo as slslanl auditor al Ia Salle hotel McDrldc 50 Trovo Utah Francis E McCarthy SO Detroit Jllch IJenrj G Jlillcr Sprinefield III for mer Sangamon connty jndre Thornlon illcKcnile Hopkins James O Potter 32 eitr enjlneer or Quincy 111 Mablr C Betnai 45 Bclvfdere MaJ Waller R Reiman K tlllle Bocfc Delbert Allen Kouih 17 Newton Iowa Leonard A Sailer Jr Madison associate professor of aerlcultare and onomlcs at University of Wisconsin Mrs Gertrude Sailer Madlon IVIi his wife Leonard A Siller Ill their jon Henrj Smith Wauketan III The RCT A F Sehmltlhcnner 47 Chamhershnri Pa r Sehneideman 38 mayor or Eric Emll Sommer Sj Larehmonl Jf Perry W Swern S7 Olt Park HI Mrs Conrad Swoooda Alliance Ohio Dorothy Swoboda Alliance Ohio hei daoher i K TO Sprintfield n nompjon Alexandria to Vile Mich Michael Tyler la Niles Mich her son Samuel Vnger 47 CMcaro annibal Mo Al IVellsttin 1 nopHnsvllte KsV way Men Give Up Curbing Womens Short Shorts Henderson Nev UR Com munity officials who starteda cru sade against tooshort shorts of women threw away their measur ng tapes Thursday and said he adies could wear what they chose The ladies said they would any ay An antishort faction stormed 3roperty Manager Fred Unsworlh 2 weeks ago and gave him 3 measuring tapes for an investiga tion I wear my shorts so they are comfortable retorted Lina Bas quette silent screen star spokes nan for the proshorts faction in this Las Vegas suburb I dont care how long they are Unsworth announced Thursday after blushing attempts with the measuring tapes that he didnt care cither AFL SEAFARERS ON ALL COASTS QUIT SHIP JOBS Union Calls WorkStop Meetings to Discuss Threatened CIO Strike Washington of AFL seamen walked off their ships in American seaports Thurs day adding the threat an AFL strike to the grave maritime labor situation As the AFL men met in simul taneous stopwork meetings Harry president of the AFL Seafarers International un ion said in San Francisco it was possible that the emergency meet ings would develop into a nation wide maritime strike Until Thursday the maritime crisis centered on CIO unions were in whose representatives Washington Also in the capital a congres sional committee decided to hold hearings in an effort to prevent a maritime strike On c10 national maritime un ion official George M Kekiche of beattle said enroute to join col leagues in Washington that NMU members at ports throughout the country were joining the AFL sea men in Thursdays stop work demonstratioii Negotiations between the NMU and eastern ship operators contin ed at the labor department amid igns they were reaching a dead lock after the operators rejection of the unions last offer a 44 hour week at sea Seamen now work 56 The union first demand ed a 40hour week There were reports that the war shipping administration might step mto the talks soon shoving the operators aside and dealing directly with the CIO maritime leaders Harry Bridges and Joe Cmran To bring our story before the people about 200 members of the CIO national maritime union paraded through downtown Bos ton Thursday a few hours before their the AFL seamen were to attend their stopwork meeting in the same city Thousands of AFL seafarers on the Atlantic Gulf Pacific and Hawaiian coasts called the vork stoppage to discuss matters of great importance At their meetings the AFL sea farers were expected to discuss their course ot action in the event of the scheduled CIO maritime strike They also were protesting against a delay in the start of wagehour negotiations for AFL seamen on the west coast The call for the sudden walkout ot uncertain duration crashed into the already tense maritime labor situation The house labor committee em powered a subcommittee headed by Rep A B Kclley DPa to step into the picture in an effort to prevent a shipping strike Kelley said he would open hear ings as soon as maybe iriday He said key figures in the dispute between employers and CIO seamen and dock work ers would be called to testify The AFL slopwork meetings will halt activity aboard ships for as many hours as the discussions continue Seamen on the Great Lakes are not affected Involved are members of the Seafarers International mion and its west coast affiliate the Sailors Union of the Pacific VETERAN DIES Marshalltown Man Believed to Be 102 Marsha Iltown yP David A iisk about 102 one of Iowas 5 surviving Civil war veterans died at a m Thursday at the owa soldiers home here Sisks exact age was uncertain although records at the home gave us birth date as Sept 22 1843 He inn cd on G A Rrecords as 100 years old He has been a resi lent of the home here most of the ime since 1917 He will be buried Jeside his first wife in the institu tions cemetery Sisk who was a barber at Des Moines before entering the home here served in Co H 147th Illinois nfantry in 1865 and 1866 and ater in Co E Third U S artil ery He was the last veteran of he war between the states at the wme here to which the first vet eran came in 1877 George Hin shaw adjutant said Survivors include a nephew Ignatius Sisk at Omaha Nebr Sisfc was married 3 times but it s not known here if any children survive him   

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