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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT Presa and United ftesi Full LeMed Wir MAKES ALL NORTH JOWAN5 NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 2Z MEAT SHORTAGE AT HISTORIC TRUMAN IS PUT Woman Dies IN DILEMMA BY BILL ON LABOR AntiRacketeering Measure Target of Criticism by Unions Washington fP C o n g r e s thrust a new labor dilemma upo President Truman Saturday in the form of the socalled Hobfa antiracketeering bill long thf target of violent union criticism The measure which has been biddingannually for passage sine 1942 surprised everyone by whip Ping through the senate suddenly and unexpectedly Friday in the exact form already approved by the house Capitol hill immediately buzze with speculation whether Mr Truman might veto it just as he did the Case bill last week The latter included the Hobbs meas ures provision in identical lan guage and the senate judiciarj committee said such legislation would prevent interference with interstate commerce by robbery or extortion In the June 11 Case bill veto Mr Truman said that while he was in full accord with the ob jectives congress should express ly provide that the measure does not make it a felony to strike ant picket peacefully and to take oth er legitimate and peaceful con certed action As it went io the president the Hobbs measure provided maxi mum penalties of 20 years im prisonment or S10000 fine or both for persons who violate its provisions making wrongful ob struction of interstate commerce a felony Sponsors said its provisions were designed to prevent union mem bers and others from halting trucks produce to marke and forcing farmerdrivers to pay a union members wage before they could proceed to their des tination Senator Hatch D N Mex asserted none the provisions would interfere with peaceful picketing or other legitimate union activityIt was Hatch who called the bill up in the senate Friday and won its swift passage on a voice vote without audible dissent The New Mexico lawmaker told a reporter he feels certain Mr Truman will sign the measure SEHIMfLIMIT ON TREATY TALK Paris Big Four for eign ministers agreed Saturday to complete their study of the Italian and Romanian peace treaties by next Friday Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Great Britain raised the pro posal for setting the deadline to wind up he study of the Italian and Romanian treaties His col leagues on the council agreed The deputies of the ministers were instructed to draw up an agenda during the weekend to meet the Friday deadline The ministers also agreed to meet twice a day if necessary to comply with the accelerated schedule The council met after receiving a protest from Italy against an agreement to strip the Italians of sovereignty over their former col onies for at least a year pending a final decision on their disposition The Italian embassy handed a note of protest to the ministers At the same time an official an nouncement in Rome disclosed that the iroiernment was appealing to the council to shun any decision on Trieste and northeastern Italy which the Kalians could not ac cept Hopes for a big 4 compromise rose as a result of a long talk Fri day night between Secretary of State James F Byrnes and Foreign Minister V M Molotov Mololov and Byrnes were un derstood to have covered the whole field of complex problems before the foreign ministers when the Russian was a dinner guest of the American William S Hart Near Death in Hollywood Hollywood S Hart the movies first cowboy star who once wrote his son that I seem hard to kill fought for life Saturday Doctors said 2 days ago the 75 yearold 2gun hero had only 36 hours to live but attendants at California Lutheran hospital said he was holding his own His physician said that although Harts condition had grown con siderably worse he still has a lot of resistance left He had been ill 3 months of Injuries in Car Crash See Picture on Page 2 Mre Frank Yackley Moline 111 died in a Mason City hospita Saturday morning as the resul of injuries received when the car driven by her husband crashed into the wing of a bridge on high way 65 just inside the south city limits in the early morning Mr Yackley is suffering from severe head injuries the hospita reported An infant and a 2 year old daughter were not seriously injured Miss Dolores Bulfinck about 15 and her sister Bernice about 17 also from Moline suf fered back injuries and a brokeu collarbone respectively Police said that Yackley appar ently fell asleep at the wheel of the car which left the paving some distance from the bridge Dean Pittenger who lives a short distance north of the bridge on Federal avenue said he heard the crash and ran to the scene He then called the police station al 44 a m A nurse Mrs Vern Fletcher Junction City Kans who was passing stopped and gave lirsl aid to the injured remaining on the scene until ambulances had removed all the occupants of the car to the Park hospital The car was traveling north ward but its destination has not been learned Boost Water Rail Carriers Freight Rates Washington nations freight rate bill will swerve sharp ly upward next month but OPA officials withheld judgment Sat urday as to the effect on living and business costs Increases In interstate freight rates and charges which will brinjr rail and water carriers aboul 5390000000 more in gross revenue on an annual basis were authorized late Friday by the interstate com merce commission And still larger boosts are in prospect The commission an nounced that a full hearing will be held promptly on the car riers petition for a 25 per cent rate hike to meet what they called a critical financial condition The new freight rates effective July 1 on 3 days advance notice will continue until the commission reaches a decision on the pro posed 25 per cent increase The OPA declined to speculate mmediately on what impact the ncreases would have on the stabil ization program The increases Jail Into 4 ories 1 A general 6 per cent increase with exceptions for certain basic commodities Z An additional 5 per cent hike or eastern railroads to equalize heir earnings with other carriers 3 A 3 per cent boost on agricu ural products livestock and its iroducts and lowgrade products f mines such as sand gravel roken rock and slag These are he basic commodities excepted from the general 6 per cent in 4 Specific increases for anthra cite bituminous coal lignite and ron ore Passenger rates are not affected AIR TRAFFIC GAINS 76 P C Denver air lines rarried 76 per cent more pas engers in April 1946 than in the ame month a year ago according o officials here Weather Report FORECAST Hason City Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night Sun day considerable cloudiness and warm with local thunder showers in afternoon or eve ning owa Partly cloudy and warmer with local thundershowers Sat urday night Sunday consider able cloudiness and warmer with thundershowers linnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with scattered thundershowers cen tral and south portions Cooler north portion Saturday night and north and central portions ounday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Saturday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Saturday 70 TEAR AGO Maximum go Minimum 54 TRAFFIC TERRIFIC Traffic was really something at the air port both Thursday and Friday as the picture above indicates It shows the cars parked between highway 18 and the administra tion buildingr on the airport Fri day afternoon during the air show There were more cars on the port itself Thursday but not so many parked on adjoining roads as on Friday Vk H Nicholas opened the gates lo a hayficld ad joining the airport and so took care of a large number Friday The 2 planes which the crowd really came to see appear in the picture at the left In the fore ground Is the Shooting Star with its wingtip tanks and taking off from the runway is the B29 Su perforl Atthe extreme left is the C47 used by Lt Col Rich ard Cline as his control tower Me can be seen with head and shoulders protruding from the open hatch in the nose of the Plane He was in constant radio communication with all his planes except the P51 fighters GlobeGazette photos 25000 Spectators See Jet Plane Zoom at Mason City Mason Citys celebration of the states centennial came to a roar ing climax Friday with a flying exhibition by the U S army air forces which left a crowd of 25000 gasping Y witJ riet Sane W0ulcl have a smashing success with the Shootimr Star going through its entire bag of tricks it was the air show that North Iowa had been waiting for an vh belleve t even when youre looking at it said one vet thWorce in the when hing out He was watching the et plane climb straight upward until it was almost out of sight Major R L Johnson test pilot stationed at Wright field Ohio was at the controls He said that le was traveling at speeds of 600 o 610 miles an hour during his ow level runs over the airport but the fighter pilot who handled the public address system to keep the crowd informed estimated Major Johnsons speed above 700 miles an hour in one of his dives from approximately 10000 feet Major Johnson a veteran fighter ilot of the African Sicilian and lalian campaigns would have itolen the show if the other pilots on the field had not anticipated ust that and determined that it honld not be so The crowd let out a long drawn oooooooh in unison when the 4 B25 twin engine bombers made a strafing run over the field and one roared across just above the ad ministration building so close that ts slipstream blasted hats off The 4 P51 Mustang fighters ilso came in for their share of ap ireciation especially on the straf ng passes at low altitude and very 300 and 400 miles an hour The 4 A26 attack bombers did ne low level run over the field in erfcct formation wine close lo np with the propellers of one nglne standing absolutely still on ach plane Thats flying commented one ormer pilot The Superfort was outclassed so ar as performance was concerned ut it was still the biggest thing n the field its tail as high as the ower on the administration build ing before the armys biggest ilane took off The B25s and A26s never anded here after their exhibition t took off for Davenport to give show for the centennial celebra ion there The Shooting Star and P5Is left soon after refueling to put on a show at Aberdeen S Dak U S Army Band in Mason City The U S army band under the direction of CWO Hugh Curry is making its 2nd appearance in Ma son City this week when it will Play a concert at East Park Sat urday evening at 8 The band is on a 10day tour in Iowa for centennial celebra tions and had its first engage ment at the festival here Be tween appearances here the band was at Spencer and later will Play at Charles City Austin Minn Webster City Waterloo Cedar Falls Marshall town and Des Moines Extend Old Drivers Licenses for 10 Days Des flloines L Wil kms Iowa public safety commis sioner Saturday extended the ex piration date for old drivers li censes by 10 days until July IS to give lowans more time to re new the permits The old licenses were to expire July 5 The licenses are available through sheriffs offices through out the state The license fee is 30 cents No examination is re quired on renewals Buys House But Finds It Torn Down Moved Stevens Point Wis B Lewis county welfare director sold a 7 room house but when the purchaser went to move in the house was gone We finally found it piled up on a lot 20 miles away in the next county Lewis said Some one dismantled and moved it Efforts to reform or to simplify iu oinijJHiyi English spelling have been fre Finds Lost Dime But Loses Kansas city George H eorge Walling of Albuquerque N M told police Friday night he dropped a dime in a bus terminal and while searching for it he lost his billfold which he said con tamed He found the dime however Expect Iowa War Dead Toll to Exceed 8000 Des Moines With 194 war fatalities added to the Iowa toll since the 1st of June it was ex pected Saturday that the number vtiwi VAIC ijiiuiio ivere itiayor Kruce of lowans who died in the service Shirley Land airline hostess J fit rnt intftr ttITTi t IV 1 of their country during the World war II would exceed 8000 Bessie Wilson state historical Aeronautics Commission Infle s dlvlsion director said pcndcnce and John Johnson Ma iat of the new deaths were son City Chamber of Commerce names formerly on the navys G L Parent was the captain of missing m action list the ship She said there still were 40 Iowa Iowa on a similar list Dedication of SLAUGHTERING Mason Citys nu Airport Held DT AI ALL TIME LOW this dedication pos After 2 unsuccessful attempts with the weatherman Mason Citys Municipal airport was dedicated Saturday and the MidContinent Airlines City of Mason City was christened closing one of the big gest weeks in aviation ever wit nessed in North Iowa The dedication ceremonies of the port were held prior to the land ing of the MidContinent ship on its northbound flight The ship has been in service sometime the christening having been postponed on 2 other occasions Taking part in the ceremonies were past and present city offi cials who have had a part in the launching of the airport project They envisioned the time when the local port will become an im portant part in a mighty network The Rev Alvin N Rogness pas tor of Trinity Lutheran church gave the invocation at the dedica tion and Mayor Bruce inlrofluccd the speakers as they appeared in the ceremony which was carried over KGLO We have finally come to the dedication of this wonderful air port said Mayor Bruce In this ceremony we are doing more than dedicating an airport We should think also of the pioneers who hive made sible When we realize that Friday a jetpropelled plane accomplished in 30 minutes what within the memory of some of us took 30 days to accomplish by covered wagon referring to the trip here from Chicago we are mindful of the spirit in which the early flyers took almost certain death into their hands to accomplish this progress Mayor Bruce lauded the work of these early flyers and paid spe cial tribute to Charles Halhorn former Mason Cityan who was born on a farm at the northwest corner of the airport and is now with the CurlissWrifrht airplane company Columbus Ohio He was here for the dedication ceremony Ray E Pauley mnyor while the airport was under construction said It is a privilege to be here for the dedication of this magnifi cent airport to the use of the people of Mason City Clear Lake and North Iowa We are now part of a nationwide airway system and look to the future of Mason City when planes will come here from nil parts of the world F C Eighmey secretary of the Iowa Aeronautics Commission said that it significant that the dedication of the port should come in the same year as the centennial anniversary of the state Manager Jim Wagner of the port told some of the facts about the port which consists of 517 acres and has runways 5800 feet in length and 150 feet wide cap of taking the largest aircraft City of Mason City built When the vifcj Wi vny landed on its regular flifrhf Mrs Kenneth Long daughter of the mayor christened the ship break ing a bottle of champagne on its prow Attending Mrs Long in the ceremony were Mayor Bruce Miss j ultimo jiuatcaa j Honmyhr first officer Harry Lisk vice chairman of the Iowa She said there still were 40 Iowa Congratulations were received very small suonliSV names on this list and that the by Mayor Bruce by mail and wire T A ot meat army had several hundred from the mayors of St Louis Mo Tnivn nn T my Tulsa u iiiiuiui nii JU130 Jopun Mo Fort The death toll now has reached Smith Ark Sioux City Omaha 858 Joplin Fort reace r oux ity Omaha 7858 compared to the World war and Minneapolis other points on I toll the MidContinent airlines quent since the 16th century Chicago Kansas City Plants Report Only Trickle of Supplies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fresh meat hard to get in war time with rationing in effect has virtually vanished from most the nations peacetime dinner tables With slaughtering operations of mostof the big packers at an his toric low level the shortage of fresh meat supplies is general throughout the country Urban areas have been the hardest hit as the meat situation became wore severe this week One meat packing industry spokesman said the consumer sup ply of meat in legitimate channels was lower than at any time in history Another said there were no prospects of the situation im proving in the near future Most of the packing plants large and small maintain skeleton working crews Many plants have closed Butcher shops in many cities remain closed 2 or 3 days a week The scanty fresh meat sup Decker Kill low Jacob E Decker and Sons which normally slaughters 1000 head of cattle a week killed 19 head this week it ivas reported Saturday Last week ivassomewhal plant killed 33 head The hog kill is somewhat bet ter by comparison with the large metropolitan packers it was re ported the smaller stations closer to the farm seemingly setting a larger share of the hogs Deckers repotted a slaugh ter of approximateljv 7000 head this week compared with a nor mal 10000 at this time of year Cattle feeders obviously are waitingfor the end of the month in hopes thai the controls will be removed a spokesman for the plant de clared plies butchers can get are sold out m a hurry The usual supply of fowl and fish is the choice for about most of the customers Business at the Wg packing plants in Chicago and Kansas City the nations 2 largest meat centers is at an alllime low There is only a trickle of supplies turned out as pens remain empty Since Monday Chicago packers reported slaughtering less than 4 000 cattle the lowest in history and compared to more than 20000 head of the same days last year Armour one of the biggest packers has not slaughtered a beef animal this week Operating at capacity the cattle slaughtering department could slaughter 220 animals an hour The company which had an average daily slaughter of 3783 hogs last year and 7609 through 1944 obtained 16 hogs on Fridays market Many of the smaller plants also have been hard hit by the shortage of hogs Reports from cities across the country were about the same Los Angeles said meat industry spokesmen said only 10 per cent V tent h normal supplies were in IN DEDICATION CEREMONIESMason Citys muni cipal airport was dedicated Saturday morning with air port and airline officials and members of the city councils responsible for the building of the port present for the ceremony From left to right they are Carl Grupp form er councilman Dr Harold Jennings present councilman Kay Ji Fauley mayor while the port was under construc tion Jim Wagner airport manager H C Brown former councilman Charles Hathorn CurtisWright airpiarte company Columbus Ohio the Rev Alvin N Luthcra Church Mayor H E I fllason City Chamber of Commerce FC secretary of the Iowa Aeronautics C and Myron Stephenson Mason City airport ason y arport enthu Counalmen John Gallagher and Arlefgh Marshall who were on the city council while the port was not present vhen the picture shops San reported a critical situa tion with virtually no beef or pork A fair supply lamb and plenty of poultry Similar reports came from New York Boston Washington Philadelphia Pitts burgh Kansas City Detroit Mil waukee and Chicago acricuture department Washington and Economic stabil izer Chester Bowles have said that farmers arc withholding meat animals anticipating possible higher prices Bowles added there would be plenty of meat after the OPA issue is settled Packing industry spokesmen said if the price ceilings on live stock expire June 30 the big pack ers soon wil be getting their nor mal share of animals They as serted they then could outbid in open competition the buyers who now are getting the cattle The American Stockyards as sociation said livestock and meat production would continue to de crease and illegal markets would continue to expand until OPA controls are lifted It said con sumers are paying annually above ceiling prices for meat The agriculture department said virtually all the marlwUd cattle were bought by local inde pendent slaughterers and plants hotels andP res packers contend have paid above the OPA ceiling   

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