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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CF I E V 0 Y A If j A fi C THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and Palled PreM Fua LMMd Wire Five Cento Cop MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 13 1946 This Paper Consists ol Two Section SENATE KILLS MOVE TO STRIP OPA Wording Only Holdup in Maritime Settlement BELIEVE MAJOR DISPUTE ISSUES TO BE SETTLED See Final Agreerneht in Shipping Rift Before Strike Deadline Friday Washington Gran ville Conway of the war shipping administration indicated Thursday that negotiations for an agree ment to avert the maritime strike have been reduced to a matter of wording There is a dispute over the wording of 4 or 5 things Conway told reporters as signs pointed generally fo agreement on major issues CIO President Philip Murray spoke Some issued need further clarification These developments followed the statement by a government conciliation that Theres a good chance for settlement Thursday The allcoast maritime stroke is set to start Friday midnight The conciliator made this state ment to a reporter privately after a joint session of east and west coast operators and union leaders representing the CtOdominated committee for maritime unity CIO President Philip Murray and CIO general counsel Lee Pressman sat in on the meeting held at the labor department The conciliator who said theres a good chance for a settlement during the day added that the CIO national maritime union big gest union in the CMU has not formally approved a WSA pro posal to put into effect a 48hou week for seamen and a wage in crease of a mohth Chairman A of the house labir subcommittee investigating the dispute ex pressed belief that a settlement definitely would be reached be fore the deadline Keltey said that he had formed ony one imports the amount of monthly mains to be settled This statement followed a brief morning hearing at which John Owens secretarytreasurer of the International Longshoremens as sociation testified Owens said that if CIO unions go on strike his AFL members will observ their picket lines and refuse to cross them Disgruntled employers shunted to the sidelines Wednesday while federal officials turned the heat on the unions were invited back into Thursdays sessions But grim strike preparations went forward CIO leaders reportedly were holding out for more money Assistant Secretary Labor John W Gibson said he would not be that optimistic when asked if he had something ready for both sides to sign CIO Secretary Lee Pressman said there were plenty Of knots still to be untied Meanwhile 200000 union mem bers girded for the crowding strike deadline Scores of soup were set up strike rallies were called and seaports were scoured for liv ing quarters for thousands of sea men on the beach The west coast was due for a foretaste Thursday night Work stoppages were set late Thursday in major cities to permit steve dores and seamen to attend mass meetings Some labor department officials expressed belief privately that most of the 62000 AFL seafarers would be idle too if the CIOs united front strike grips the merchant marine Ship operators said the govern ment who own most of the vessels they not filled them in on terms of the settle ment proposal However as pieced together from assorted persons ciose to the lacking any official confirmation appeared to include A monthly wage increase for seamen with overtime to start after 48 hours instead of the present 56 The work week would stay at 56 hours A wage increase of 20 per cent less 1 cent an hour for Pacific I coast longshoremen This is what a federal factfinding board rec j ommended last month At a lateatnight session in the hotel room of CIO President Philip Murray newsmen in the corridor could hear Gibson loudly exhort ing the strike leaders to accept The reporters also identified the highpitched voice of Harry Bridges in seemingly angry re When the session finally broke to resume Thursday Gibson his head OPA Order Opens Way for Higher Restaurant a Washington opened he way Thursday for higher rest urant prices But in doing so the agency fol owed only in part a recommendi ion of the senate banking com mittee which voted to wipe out eilings on meals made up of foods n which there are no price con Hows new menu prices to reflect he full amount of any higher osts stemming from the removal f price ceilings on food items The order is effective immedi itely but it will have little effect n restaurant prices right away he reason is that there are not many food items exempt from irice control at this time But OPA officials said the new egulation means the cost of din ng out probably will go up sharp if ceilings are stripped from King Umber to Leaves Italy f mm SEAMEN REPORT TO CIO above report ing to CIO President Philip Murray left are maritime union heads left to right Joseph Selly president of American Communications Association Harry Bridges Longshoremens president and Joseph Cmran president of the National Maritime union International Reds Balk at Spain Issue to for Exile Life in Portugal UN Assembly Funeral Mourners Paid Le Grand arrangements to pay mourners at his funeral one dollar each were made by the late Charles Coffin 58 retired farmer Coffin who had no immediate survivors was buried last Satur day and the Estel funeral home of Marshalltown Wednesday revealed hese other unusual arrangements which were fulfilled The 6 pallbearers and 4 flower girls were paid each Coffins grave wasdugonefoot required by state law Jerry and Zelda WHO radio performers who usually sing west rn songs sang hymns at the funeral A list of 112 personswas made at the funeral and each will be mailed a dollar as soon as the Coffin estate is probated Bankhead Name on Congress Rolls Dropped After 60 Years Senator John Bankhead Was 3rd of Family to onh 6 10n SENATOR BANKHEAD NO HOUSE PROBE IN COURT FEUD Judiciary Committee Decides Against Action Washington house ju diciary committee decided Thurs day it does not have sufficient evidence to take any action in the supreme court controversy in volving Justices Robert H Jack son and Hugo L Black Chairman Hatton W Sumncrs DTex told reporters at the end of the closed meeting that there is no determination at the mo ment to conduct an investigation Sumners said Jacksons criti cism of Black cabled to the com mittee Monday from Nuernberg Germany was discussed at length but the concensus was that the committee had no jurisdiction in the matter There may be something shap ing up he added but said noth ing received thus far indicates committee jurisdiction Colonial Pioneer Dies Ixjndon Frank tenham 96 former governor of Malaya and one of Britains great pioneers Tuesday it was announced Thurs Serve on Capitol Hill Washington dropped the name of Bankhead from con gressional rolls Thursday for th first time since Grover Clevelani sat in the white house almost 6 years ago Senator John H Bankhead third of his family to serve on capito hill in that longspan died lati Wednesday in the U S naval hos pital at nearby Bethesda Md Hi never completely rallied from i stroke he suffered 3 weeks ago He was 73 when death came an the senate immediately recesset to honor his memory Accompanied by associates o many legislative years Bankhead body will start homeward late Thursday for funeral services Fri day at Jasper Ala Son of a senator brother of speaker of the house and father o a former representative Bankheai was perhaps best known on capi tol hill as anadvocate of farm leg islation particularly measures af fecting cotton House Committee Votes to Investigate Klan Washington UR The hous unAmerican activities committe voted 5 to 1 on May 29 not to in vestfgate activities of the ku klu Wan committee counsel Erni Adamson disclosed Thursday Adamson said the committe turned down the KKK invcstiga tion on a motion of Hep J W Robinson D Utah Robinson1 motion however possibility that left the open th committe Prices rols OPA issued an order which meat poultry eggs and dairy products The senate committee has recommended removal of these controls July 1 A decision by the full senate is expected by nightfall Under the OPA order restau rants may raise their prices for any meal individual food item or beverage if the major ingredient is exempt from price control at all other sales levels For example if meat ceilings are discontinued a restaurant could hike its prices for a steak dinner if it had to pay more for the meat The same would hold for an order of eggs or chicken or a glass of milk if ceilings on these items are removed In calculating the amount of in crease restaurants start with the actual cost of raw food exempt from ceilings and add to that their present percentage markup How much the cost of major food items might go up if ceilings were removed has been the sub ject of much controversy Stabili zation Director Chester Bowles has estimated that meat prices would jump 40 to 50 per cent At present only a few food items come within the scope of the revised regulation Ceilings on lobsters and most kinds of fish have been removed for example This means menu prices may be based on the cost of these items An OPA official who withheld use of his name said the neiv order provides the only just way of handling restaurant prices and at the same time maintaining any semblance of control Commenting on this and other changes in the price regulationn covering public eating places the National Restaurant association said in a statement that the re visions will not mean increased menu prices However a spokesman for the organization told a reporter later that this view was based on pres ent circumstances and did not take into consideration the pos sibility that ceilings may be re moved on major foods Another change in the regula tion permits addition of menu items which and restoration of items were dropped during the war This had been prohibited Prices for these also will be calculated on the basis of the cost of food plus the regular per centage markup The restaurant changes went into effect as government econo mists estimated that housewives costs for major foods have climbed in recent weeks at the rate of 5485000000 a year might reconsider its action later It specified only that an investi gation not be conducted at the present because there was not enough evidence to warrant a KKK probe Adamson told reporters he was making the committees action public to correct inaccurate re ports that had leaked out about the vote Funeral Set Friday for Former Sheriff services for A L Hungerford former sheriff and justice of the peace will be held Friday at 2 p m at the Champion funeral home the Rev Christiansen officiating will be in the Osage cemt had suffered with a heart for 4 months Wayne Burial New York Delegate Andrei A Gromyko Thursday ex pressed complete disagreement yith a compromise plan for the Jnited Nations security council to refer the Spanish question to the general assembly but did not at this point invoke his power of veto The council adjourned until Monday afternoon with the Span ish question still undecided Gromykos stand against the compromise plan as well as a bit ter attack on the conclusions of the subcommittee which investi gated Spain madeit certain that the delegates would have to ar at another solution if the Spanishquestion Is to be actedon in the council or sent forward to the assembly Gromyko condemned the com promise plan as a dangerous precedent which would mean that the council has evaded its du ties The United Slates Australia France Poland China Brazil and Egyptra majority of the council the plan which repre sented a modification of the sub committees report The Netherlands delegate Dr Eelco Van Kleffens sided with Gromyko in calling for action by the security council instead of re ferring the case to the general as sembly The next meeting was put over until Monday at the suggestion of Sir Alexander Cadogan British delegate who has yet to tip his hand on the modified proposal brought up by Dr Herbert V Evatt of Australia PETRILLOU S FIGHT BEGINS Clark Files Charges Against Union Leader Washington govern ment opened its expected cour fight with James C Fetrillo Thursday by formally charging him with violating the Lea Labor Attorney General Tom Clark announced the filing oE a crirnina information against the presiden of the AFL American Federation of Musicians accusing him of try ing to coerce a Chicago radio sta tion Clark said The charge is the outcome of Petrillos alleged vio lalion of the Lea Act which be came a federal law April 16 1946 He said the information was filed in federal district court at Chicago by United States Attorney J Al bert Woll The Lea Act passed by congress in April and termed by some legis lators the antiPetrillo Act pro vides for up to one years impris onment and fine for an union which compels or attempt to compel broadcasters to hir more employes than they want 1 st Dependents Due in Japan on June 22 Tokyo 1st contingen of dependents of navy and marine corps personnel stationed in Japan is due to arrive in Japan June 22 aboard the U S S Carroll which sailed June 8 from San Pedro Cal The contingent of 22 familie is part of some 60 families fo which application had been made royal palace announced Thursday that King Italy for exile in Portugal A spokesman at the Quirinale palace press office said the kings engined Savoia Marchetti plane which took off from the Campino irport would go direct to Lisbon Thus the king ended his 3day struggle with the cabinet over vhether a republic triumphed plebiscite 10 days ago Earlier in the day it had been sported that the king would go his estate near Pisa to await he supreme courts ruling on jlebiscite irregularities which he ontended made the courts an louncement of a republican vic ory indefinite But the finality f the tearful farewells at the air iort indicated even before the of iicial announcement that he was leaving Italian soil King for a month and a day Jmbertowore a gray busineis iuit and a gray hat Several small jroups gathered about his plane The king visited themall shak ng hands or kissing individuals in the cheek AP Photographer Walter Green was the last to hake the retiring kings hand as he entered the plane The rejected monarchs moves came as Premier Alcide de Gasperi vas granted new powers as acting chief of state in a temporary com promise solution of Italys political risis Queen Maria Jose and her 2 children went to Portugal aboard an Italian cruiser last week soon after it became apparent that Italy had voted to overturn the Royal rlouse of Savoy in favor of a re 3Ublic Umbertos father tired old Vittorio Emanuele III went into exile in Egypt on May 9 clearing the throne for his son for a month The cabinet had before it final ministry of interior election re turns showing that even if every alank and invalid ballot went to the monarchy the republic still would be the victor in returns from the June 2 plebiscite Vice Premier Pietro Nenni said the returns showed that 24877 300 Italians voted of whom 1525628 cast blank or invalid ballots Earlier returns showed the monarchy had lost the plebis cite by nearly 2000000 votes Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Thurs day night Friday fair with ris ing temperatures Iowa Fair and cool Thursday night Friday fair with rising temperatures in west and central portions Minnesota Partly cloudyscat tered portion Thursday night and most of north portion Friday Warmer Friday and extreme northwest portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Thursday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 53 House Group Puts OK on British Loan Washington The house banking committee Thursday ap proved legislation ratifying the British loan The vote was 20 to 5 The legislation already ap proved by the senate 4G to 34 now goes to the house floor where op ponents promised a sizzling battle Banking committee members said the bill probably would reach the floor a week from Monday The committee vote came after long hearings during which the administration told congress the loan is essential to takes the shackles off world trade to en courage international economic cooperation and to aid world peace Without the loan the propon ents argued Britain would be un able to participate in the Eretton Woods world bank and currency stabilization fund and this ambi tious attempt at international eco nomic cooperation would fail This view was supported by the American Bankers association United States Chamber of Com merce and a number of other or ganizations and individuals CHAMBER NEAR FINAL VOTE ON EXTENSION BILL Attempt Is Made to Cut Controls Except Over Rent Minerals Washington senate killed Thursday a proposal to strip OPA immediately of almost all its price controls except those over rents and minerals The action by roll call vote of 51 to 21 came in rejecting an amendment by Senator Elmer Thomas to Ihe OPA extension bill Thomas proposal specified that price controls be lifted from tim ber petroleum cotton milk live stock including sheep and wool tobacco poultry fish and shell fish grain peanuts fruits and vegetables or any product pro cessed in whole or substantial part therefrom A conference claiming fo rep resent 40000000 members of consumer and labor organizations voted Thursday to ask President Truman to veto the OPA legisla tion now taking shape in congress The group coupled with that de cision a recommendation that con gress follow up a veto by 1 Adopting a resolution continu ing the present price control law without change 2 Approving without change the OPA appropriation recom mended by the budget bureau The conference was called by the emergency committee for price control with which 32 national or ganizations are affiliated It met in the senate banking committee room as the senate itself resumed work on an OPA extension bill with leaders aiming for a final vote before the days end One important change was writ ten into the bill Wednesday the 2nd day of senate debate By a roll call of 44 to 29 the Jet Pilots Set New Round Trip Cross Continent Air Record March Field Cal of 3 army jetpropelled planes Thursday held an unofficial record of 11 hours 9 minutes flying time for a round trip frqm March field to Andrews field Md a distance of approximately 4550 miles Snoofine left here at a m PST Wednesday were back at p ra One had to give up at Tinker field Okla on the way cast after accidentally dropping his Average speed west to east was 478 miles an hour the average east and west 414 m p h and the total average 446 m p h One of the chief purposes of the round trip flight was to lest pilot fatigue The 3 who completed the wind going cast and a h trip Flight Leader Col Leon Gray samc force comlng of Casa Grande Ariz Maj Hobin Olds of Beverly Hills Cal and Lt Jack Richardson ot Oklahoma City showed little effects of the test They had a 55m p h tail wind going cast and a headwind senate approved an amendment by Senator Taft It Ohio in striicfinjr OPA that manufacturers ceiHngs must reflect their price tn the Oct 115 1941 base period plus the average unit cost increase in the industry since then Sixteen democrats and 28 re publicans voted for it 25 demo crats 3 republicans and 1 pro gressive opposed the change Wednesdays adjournment came with the senate apparently on the point of voting on an amend ment by Senator Elmer Thomas D Okla to yank all farm prod ucts oil and timber out from under price control But little sup port for Thomas proposal was evident in the debate The senate bill provides for a 1year extension of price control past June 30 but clips the price administrators authority to a considerable degree He would not be allowed to maintain price ceilings on farm products unless the secretary of agriculture certified they were in short supply AH price controls on meat poultry anfl dairy prod ucts would end July I A decontrol board could over rule the administrator if he re jected a petition from an industry committee for lifting controls from specific commodities Subsidies would be cut from to and payment of food subsidies would be barred after May 1 1347 OPAs maximum average price order designed to spur production of low priced clothing would be repealed Dealers in automobiles and like products scarce during the war would be allowed their historic discounts and markups Items not under price ceilings May 1 could not be brought under con trol AFTER COAST TO COAST PLIGHTThree army pilots who streaked across the fipfffVr P80 fighters Wednesday sit down for dinner at March field Cal which was where they started the dav with record Left to right Cd Leon Girl and Man Plunge to Deaths in Washington Washington former gar age owner and a 25 year old girl short story writer plunged to their deaths 45 minutes apart early Thursday from a 9th floor room of the LaFayette hotel 2 blocks from the white house The girl clad only in pink pan ties landed on the 2nd floor roof of the hotel dining room soon after midnight The man dressed in underwear shortsfollowed in a fatal leap aft er a long argument through the barricaded door of his room with 2 policemen who sought to dis suade him Capt Clyde N Strange assist ant chief of detectives said the pair were Arthur D Millison 34 estranged from his wife and the father of 3 and Mrs Dorothy Cox Mahoney mother of a 3 year old child who had registered last Sat urday as Mr and Mrs Arthur D Millison San Franciscoi1   

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