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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                C P f 1 T K E T C F NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL TTT Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 121946 This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection One NoZll BEVIN AGAINST JEWS TO PALESTINE Italian Royalists Republicans Clash THREATENS TO Bread Gets SIGN SEPARATE PEACETREATIES IT WAS IN CINCINNATI An 8day brewery workers strike came to an end in Cincinnati Ohio which is the 4th largest brewing center in the nation Joe Lackerman left and P J Foltz employes at the Heidelberg Brewery in nearby Covington Ky celebrate by pouring one AP Wirephoto Mihdilovic Claims British Urged Fight Against Tito Belgrade Yugoslavia Draja Mihailovic testified in his trial for his life Wednesday that a British mission to Yugoslavia in structed him to destroy the partisan forces of Marshal Tito The Chetnik leafier accused of treason and collaboration with the Germans was on trial before a 3man court established by the re gime which Tito now heads as premier Tito returned on the opening day of the trial from 2 of conferences in Moscow Mihailovic on the stand for the 2nd day described the rela tions of his underground troops with the Germans during the oc cupation Yugoslavia in 1943 as not cooperation haphazard mutual battle Mihailovic asked for s secret session of the court to bring out testimony on directives he said he received from a British liai son mission attached to his head quarters The court refused and told him to speak out here The defendant said British Col William Bailey now attached to the British mission in Bulgaria was at his headquarters The pro secutor asked one question as to what Bailey said CoJ Bailey said to liquidate the communists Mihailovic de clared Questioned about his relations with another British liaison of ficer Lt Col William Hudson Mihailovic answered We had conflicts about small things Only very small things caused conflicts between us1 Q Was there conflict on the main question of your military operations A No there was not1 Mihailovic admitted under questioning that some of his Chet nik forces received ammunition from the Italians He said that Chetnik morale was sometimes bad because we were fighting each other Q Against whom A Against the partisans Army Allows Glamour in Life of WAC Nurses Tokyo army has de cided to let its WACs and nurs go dancing glamorously They will be permitted to wea civilian evening gowns at ap propriate social functions head quarters decreed and civilian clothing while relaxing in thei own quarters But it warnei against general offduty wearin of civilian dress Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy an cooler Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy with moder ate temperatures Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesda night with showers and scat tered thunderstorms continuin Wednesday evening in south east and extreme east portion Cooler Wednesday night Thurs day fair with moderate tempera tures Minnesota Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday Coole northeast and moderate tern perature east and south portion IN MASON CITS GlobeGazette weather statistii for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 61 At 8 a m Wednesday 65 Precipitation 86 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 48 owas Milk Output Hits Year High Des Moines milk roduction in May totaled 746 00000 pounds and was at the lighest point in the last 3 years The Iowa crop and livestock eporting service which made the stimate said however that the gure was slightly under those or 1941 1942 and 1943 when rger numbers of milk cows were CABINET CANT PERSUADE KING TO QUIT NATION Situation Eased When Republicans Call Off Parade Against Umberto Rome IP Clashes between monarchists and republicans armed with sticks and iron bars resulted in broken heads in Rome Wednesday and a tense situation continued at Naples as Italy re mained for another day in the strange situation of being a repub lic with a king Late in the day however the situation at Naples was consider ably eased when the Naples trade unions consented to call off their prorepublican demonstration at the insistence of Giuseppe Ro mita minister of the interior Truckloads of police were rushed to the Piazza Del Popolo in Rome where the heartbreaking started Many of the police wore civilian clothes with armbands indicating the government was re cruiting new forces to deal with th disorders Earlier troops armed with can non and machineguns took up positions on the streets Naples to deal xvith expected trouble from the scheduled republican demon stration demanding that reluctant King Umberto surrender his ves tige of royalty The monarchists had their flay Tuesday in Naples one of the strongholds of the House of Savoy which voters rejected in a plebi scite early this month and in Tar ranto For hours a surging throng of 10000 to 20000 monarchists sieged communist headquarters inj days primary election showedtire7 Naples with gasoline bombs and 1 68 year old Omaha grain dealer HUGE ROMAN CROWD PROCLAIMS ITALIAN Premier Alcide do Gasperi striving mightily to avert a monarchist march on Rome from rebellious Naples the monarchy still technically in existence and a state of seige expected mo mentarily huge crowds of Romans pack the Piazza del Popolo to celebrate the birth of the Italian Republic Several persons have been killed in battles between Neapolitan mon archists and police International Radio Soundphoto ept on Iowa farms Average milk production per Stassens Man Loses Election in Nebraska Omaha republi cans Wednesday had renominated Senator Hugh Butler whose rec ord opposition to foreign com mitments was made a campaign issue by his opponent Governor Dwight Griswold ITnpIfjcialreturns ow was 570 pounds during May his is the highest Iowa figure of ecord Previous record was 544 ounds per cow in May last year Milk cow numbers at 1337000 ead are considerably under the igh figure of 1466000 head kept years ago the service said The illtime May high was 1507000 ead of cows kept in 1934 Herds have been carefully ulled and an excellent spring asture condition and liberal ceding practices have combined o keep Iowa milk production at ery satisfactory levels the ervice reported Pasture condition June 1 was placed at SI per cent of normal ompared with an average June condition of about 81 per cent VfacArthurs Adversary n Philippines Dies Singapore Field Marshal Count Juichi Terauchi 77 former Fapanese war minister and more recently supreme commander of all Japanese forces in the south ern regions died of a cerebral lemorrhage Wednesday at his quarters in Johore British south east Asia headquarters announced Count Terauchi commanded the Japanese armies in north China in the early stages of Japans campaign there He was identified in 1944 as Gen MacArthurs ad versary in the Philippines gun fire in battles which raged over most of the city and left 7 dead ani more than 50 wounded Giornale DItalia reported from Taranto that monarchists and re publicans clashed Tuesday in that southern port city and that 28 were wounded and 15 arrested The cabinet was unable to per suade Umberto to leave his throne His queen and children are in Portugal and his bags were packed when the supreme court on Mon day ruled that while the repub lic had been voted judgment must still be given on petitions charg ing electorial fraud Soldiers in groups of 4 or 5 were stationed on every street in Naples Truck loads of troops with machineguns were placed In every 4th or 5th street as a mo bile force Meanwhile the Italian cabinet worked on a proposal to convoke immediately the newly elected constituent assembly The assembly which is em powered to draft a new constitu tion for not scheduled to meet until June 24 but the cabi net unable to agree after 5 meet ings in 30 hours whether the country is a republic or a mon archy considered convening at once to work on the problem Rent Control Official Gets Eviction Notice Minneapolis Flor ence Mulvahill chief of the evic tion section of the OPA rent con trol office here no doubt will shudder the next time eviction no tices pass under her nose Mrs Mulvahill was poring over routine eviction notices Tuesday when she spotted one with the names of Mr and Mrs Charles Mulvahill A thorough search found the document to be legal and binding and Wednesday Charles and Flor ence Mulvahill are looking for another apartment Tornado Kills 2 Springfield Mass least 2 persons were killed and 5 in jured in a crop and treedestroy ing small tornado that whipped across sections of western Massa chusetts and northern Connecticut Tuesday night DISCOVER DEAD WOMAN IN TRAIN Prairie du Chien Wis Burlington railroad crewman in specting boxcars on a north bound freight train early Wednes day discovered the bloodstained body of an attractive young woman who apparently had been slain and dumped in the empty car before the train left Savanna III Tuesday Chief of Police A C Kichcnor said the body bore no identifica tion mark A prescription blank bearing the name of a Cicero III pharmacist was found in a coat pockct Kichenor said the woman was a dark brunet pretty and in her early twenties The base of her skull had been fractured and she had been dead 1 or 3 days he said The woman was clad in a black dress a tan coat and white shoes several sizes too large for her he said There were no signs of a strug gle he said indicating that she probably had died before she was placed in the car Kichenor said the body was found at Glen Haven Wis 15 miles south of Prairie du Chicn The boxcar was left here for in vestigation while the train com pleted its run to La Crosse Wis The paper shortage is still acute Save your waste pacer The Boy Scouts will call for it leading Griswold by about 2 to 1 a margin he held from the siart of the vote counting Trailing far behind was Robert Arndts 40 year old York automobile dealer who ran without party support Griswold 52 year old former Gordon newspaper publisher com pleting his 3rd term as governor had the active backing of Harold E Stassen who made a 6speech swing through the state in Gris wolds behalf Butlers success in winning re nomination for a 2nd term was seen by political observers as a setback to the former Minnesota governors hopes of demonstrat ing midwest strength as a 1948 presidential prospect The senators overwhelming lead came as a surprise in view of newspaper polls which had in dicated a close race With 1460 of the states 2032 precincts in the vote was Butler 68463 Griswold 37254 Arndts 1116 Butlers opponent in the Nov ember general election will be State Senator John E Mekota 53 year old Crete attorney who easily outdistanced George W Olsen former bomber plant cafe teria bus boy in the race for the democratic senatorial nomination Mekota was leading 24892 to 10718 with precincts in Maritime Unions Turn Down Compromise on Work Week Washington J Taylor a spokesman for the ship opera tors in the threatened maritime strike reported Wednesday that th unions involved have rejected a new compromise offer on the work week for seamen Almost simultaneously Joseph Curran president of the CIO Na fional maritime union said a long and bitter strike will begin Fri day midnight as scheduled un less the seamens workweek is cut or their pay boosted Both appeared before a house labor Despite this testimony officials involved in the labor departments conciliation conferences privately predicted a settlement possibly Thursday They did not divulge the reason for their optimism however and the negotiations resumed in secre cy alter Taylors and Currans ap pearance on capitol hill Taylor chairman of the nego tiating committee for the Atlantic and Gulf Coast shippers said the operators proposed to give the seamen a day off with pay for each week worked at sea In San Franciso a work stop page aboard all ships in major Pacific coast ports Thursday was called Thursday by the joint strike committee of the CIOs com mittee for maritime unity to per mit maritime workers to attend mass meetings in San Francisco Seattle Portland and San Pedro Meetings at Portland Seattle and San Francisco will be held in the evening that at San Pedro in the afternoon The meetings were called a little more than 24 hours before the scheduled start of a nationwide shipping strike by CIO maritime unions beginning midnight Fri day IOWA HOTEL FIRE DEATH TOLL 19 Dubuquc death toll in Sundays Hotel Canfield fire rose to 19 Wednesday when Bert La Casey 38 ot Moline 111 died in a hospital of burns suffered in the tragedy Meantime Cent Price Rise by OPA Washington price of hat elusive loaf of bread ad anced a penny Wednesday with PA approval Thfe increase is Effective im mediately along with a price boost f one cent a dozen for bread oils The higher prices apply to all inds of bread except rye which vent up two cents a loaf April 30 Prices are being raised OPA aid because bakers production osts have climbed as a result of a 25 per cent cut in the amount if flour they may use The reduc ion was ordered to help meet amins relief requirements OPA said that before the flour cut bikers made a small profit ly spreading their costs over a arge output o bread loaves It added that the effect of trimming production has been a substantial ncrease in the cost per loaf For this reason OPA said bak ers no longer are in a position to continue selling at prices froz en at March 1942 levels The price increase the agency continued is designed to assure consumers of as adequate a sup ply of bread and breadtype rolls as is consistent with the presi dents famine emergency pro gram An OPA official estimated that actually the cost of bread now is about 2 cents more a loaf than it was prior to June 1 when the agriculture department ordered the weight of loaves cut by 10 per cent without a corresponding price reduction The official said that action in effect had raised the price of most bread a cent a loaf On bread producers are per mitted to piit Wednesdays one cent increase into effect by rais ing tho price reducing the weight further or by a combination of both On rolls only a price in crease is authorized Excluded from the onecent in crease are bakers who have in creased the weight of their loaves and correspondingly increased prices since last March 15 British Foreign Head Wont Apply Economic Sanctions to Spain Bournemouth England Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin declared in an address Wednes day that he would reject the im mediate immigration of 100000 Jews to Palestine and would sign separate peace treaties with de feated European nations if pend ing peace negotiations continued bogged down among the 4 prin cipal powers He declared moreover that he would refuse to apply economic sanctions to Spain Bevins stand was taken in an appearance before the dominant labor partys annual conference He won an overwhelming confer ence endorsement of his policies In a fighting mood and speak ing extemporaneously the foreign secretary won adoption of a party conference resolution endorsing Rejects Reds workmen continued 1319 of the 2032 For 2 days the labor depart ment has been fighting hard for this plan behind the scenes and keeping mum on its chances while optimism sprouted little by little The plan calls for paying extra cash to seamen as a re ward for continuing the present 56hour week at The union leaders Harry Bridges and Joe 4 spokesmen for employer took their case to congress Wed nesday appearing before a house labor subcommittee Bridges testified Tuesday He denounced the employers and hinted he would rather deal di rectly with the government as John L Lewis did in the coal case He declared the strike would go on unless satisfactory settlements could be made for all the unions in the negotiations here To balance the few encouraging signs facts Only 3 days remain before the 7union ClOdominated commit tee for maritime unity claiming 214000 members are scheduled to start abandoning ships docks and warehouses at a m June 15 of branch 2S80 of the National As1 CMU spokesmen told reporters to probe debris in the ruined hotel in search of possible additional bodies The search was concentrated on the 3rd floor where the charred head and torso of a woman were found just before darkness ended the search Tuesday night The portion of the body recov ered was taken from a massive pile of fallen plaster and charred timber in a hallway leading to a fire escape and Fire Chief Perry Kirch said more bodies might be found in the rubble there The 17th body recovered Mon day night was identified as that of Fred C Clayden 63 who had come from Rock Island 111 to work as an electrician for a Du buque factory and was a perma nent guest at the Canfield Ten persons still were unac counted for and 4 bodies includ ing the 1 found Tuesday night remain unidentified Bournemouth labor party rejected Wednesday an application of the British communist party for affiliation The vote was 2678000 to 468 000 In both the republican and dem ocratic senatorial contests the winners held their partys top en dorsement under Nebraskas new pre primary convention 1 a w which provides for the partys choice to be so identified on the ballot Butler heldthe republicans 1st endorsement and Griswold the 2nd endorsement The democrats had endorsed only Mekota ignor ing Olscn 64 year old amateur mathematician whose votegetting Scandinavian name had aroused party fears VOTE BOOST IN SOCIAL SECURITY House Committee for Increase in Taxes Washington IP The house ways and means committee voted Wednesday to increase the social security tax against employes pay and employers payrolls from 1 per cent to 15 per cent effec tive Jan 1 If the house and senate follow the committees recommendation the annual collection for social security insurance will be in creases from the present 51300 000000 to The committee stipulated that the tax shall be 15 against ern Meanwhile authorities sought pay and employers pay to determine ownership of in currency and several thousand dollars in U S bonds found in an unlocked safe in the lobby Postmen Organize Against Canines Inglewood Cal here have organized against the dogs Morris E Winkelman president sociation of Letter Carriers re ports that an average of 3 postmen are bitten weekly in Inglewood He announced his organization had hired an if this nip nip nipping doesnt stop bit ten postmen are going to sue Jackson In Norway Oslo Norway Rob ert H Jackson of the United States supreme court arrived by plane Tuesday night and will be re ceived in audience by King Haakon before leaving for Stock holm Thursday here were these gloomy strike preparations at all seaports have gained so much momentum that they doubted whether any settlement now could halt the walkout FORMER SHERIFF DIES AT OSAGE L Hungcrford 72 former sheriff of Mitchell county and until his recent illness a jus tice of the peace died at his home in Osage at 10 p m Tuesday after an illness of 4 months He was born Nov 16 1873 and had been a resident of Osage 45 years coming here in 1901 Surviving are his wife a son Merle of Roseburg Ore and a daughter MrsC A Rice of Osage also a brother Roy of Osage Mr Hungerford was sheriff of Mitchell 12 years from 1920 to 1932 He served as deputy for a time before he became sheriff He also had been manager of a col lection agency and was a real estate agent roll for a 5 year period beginning next January Under the original social se curity act the tax will advance to 25 against employe pay and employer payrolls next January unless congress takes some action before that time Heretofore congress annually has voted to freeze the security tax at 1 per cent each against employe and employer prevent ing the automatic increases pro vided in the original act nis administration of foreign af fairs Five other resolutions all critical were withdrawn or de feated A resolution for a British break of diplomatic relations with Spain and economic sanctions against that country was defeated by a show of hands The issue ot the council of for eign ministers in Paris next week he said will be whether Europe is to be split into eastern and western blocs Next week that fs he Issue which is o be settled if it ever is Bevln said I am not going to be a party to any design in strategy against Russia Bevin went on Neither will we give one mo ments consideration to expansion But this division of Europe this awful business of drawing a line from Stettin Germany to Al bania and behind that this solid ified that happens which God forbid you will have 2 camps in Europe and that will be the road to another struggle He called for conclusion of a peace treaty with Austria and urged the clearance of occupation troops from the Danube basin Declaring he had been asked whether he would sign a separate peace treaty Bevin said I dont know what steps we may take to get these treaties but I say no one nation is going to keep me in a state of war forever with other countries On Palestine he said If we put 100000 Jews in Pal estine tomorrow I would have to put another division of British troops there I am not prepared to do it The Jews asked as I under Plan AVC Meeting Des Momes JP Ed McHale New York N Y executive secre tary of the American Veterans Committee was in Des Moines Wednesday to handle arrange ments for the AVC national con vention opening Thursday More than 1500 delegates are expected to attend the 4day first annual convention of the organization Woosh and Whistle Scares Off Gunmen Chicago gunmen in vaded Sem Cohns tailor shop and after forcing him into a washroom started looting the establishment They didnt stay long however Cohn told police because pentup steam began pouring from a safety valve on a pressing machine ap parently frightening the bandits It was a fine woosh and whistle Cohn told police but it came too late The bandits had taken 2 suits before the valve popped General Clark Protests Firing at U S Field Vienna Mark W Clark U S member of the allied control council for Austria pro tested twice Wednesday to the Russian command against target practice which Russian fighter planes held over the American air field at Tulln during which a burst was fired at a red flag atop the American radio tower SENATORS PUT OK ON SNYDER Washington senate Tuesday confirmed John W Sny der as secretary of the treasury Action was on a voice vote with out objection Snyder succeeds Fred M Vinson who has been nominated to be chief justice of the United States stand it that in Palestine they should have not merely a home but a Palestinian state so that their voices could be heard in the chancellories of the world That is what I will strive to do but it is going to take patience and work in order to accomplish it Bevin declared I must say to the Jews and Arabs Please put your guns away Dont blow up the British tommy who is quite innocent in this business You are creating an other phase of the antiSemitic feeling in the British army I believe that if both sides did disarm peace and development would be much easier Bevin said Palestine is a ter rific problem really it is a colon ial off ice problem but I recog nize that you cannot any longer leave it as a colonial problem It is international The agitation in the United States and particularly in New York for 100000 Jews to be put into I do not want the Americans to misunderstand because they do not want too many of them in New York Bevin continued The foreign secretary said ha was extremely grateful to the United States for taking part Sn the Palestine commission The convention of the labor party now in control of the Brit ish government had before it a resolution calling for repeal ot tha 1939 white paper limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine Minister of State Philip Noet Bakcr spoke before Bevin and said British foreign policy is dedicated to the belief that we can make a world without war and that it must be done in the next 10 years r   

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