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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 25, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of A MQtNtS I A VOL LET ABOClated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 25 1946 TtJs Paper Consists ol Tw HOUSE PASSES DRAFT COMPROMISE Believes Truman Will Sign Proposed OPA Measure SAY RED STAND ON ATOM PLAN CAUSES THREAT Congressmen Declare No Secrets Revealed Until Control Set Up Washington threat of a United Nations deadlock over atomic energy control followed by a global atomic arras race stirred congress Tuesday as the result of Russias blunt doitourway approach to the problem Leading lawmakers declared emphatically fhat his country is not going to surrender its Abomb secrets until tested internafional controls are set Which the soviet plan does not appear fo guarantee A charge by the communist newspaper Pravda that the Amer ican plan for international control of the weapon reflects evident striving for world rule provoked sharp counter criticism from members of the senates special atomic committee Calling the charge ridiculous Senator Russell a com mittee member told a reporter he thinks the Russians should stop judging all other nations motives by their own selfish attitudes Nobody in he world has ever offered to give away so much for so little the Georgia senator de clared The Baruch plan Atomic Test Site Is Out of Sounds to All Foreign Croft Aboard XJSS Mt McKinley at Bikini Adm W H landy commander of the operations crossroads project Tuesday eclared the Bikini area out of bounds for all foreign ships and air raft and warned he would use force if necessary to keep unauthor ed craft away Asked what would happen if an unauthorized plane flew over ikini Blandy said it would be too bad for that plane He went on to say in connection with the possible appearance of foreign ships that he did not an ticipate any such interference Earlier Tuesday Blandy found that Maj Harold C Wood of Bor dentown N J has an eye like an eagle Blandy and a party of corre ipondents boarded the battleship generous proposal in which we of fer to give away a development bought with our genius and our money All we ask In return is protecHoii fortheworld and our selves against tive purposes The Georgia senator said he fears Russian insistence on the veto renewed in the Pravda out burst may deadlock II N atomic negotiations a view shared by Senator Edwin C Johnson CD another committee mem ber Both said the result of ultimate failure to agree on Internationa controls may be a new armaments contest If the Russians continue to maintain the position that they must have a veto over the opera tion of the control machinery Johnson said an atomic bomb armament race becomes inevita ble Pravda the official organ of the communist party charged that the American plan for gradual dis closure of secret processes as con trols are set up and prove work able is an attempt to clinch the monopoly position of the Unitet States in the production of atomic weapons for an indefinite period This it said reflected a striving for world rule succeed which canno Robins Find Home in Cement Mixer Chicago cement mixe is grinding away daily at Mont rose Harbor on Lake Michigan while a pair of of the grinding set up housekeeping on the top frame of the mixer A few days ago two chirpin baby birds were born The mothe and father take turns sitting in the nest to keep the little one warm and alternate in fetchin Andersons Brother Dies Susanville Ca Hat tie Belle Anderson 78 mother o Secretary of Agriculture Clinto Anderson died Monday She wa born in Mitchell S Dak Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and coole Tuesday night Wednesday fa and somewhat warmer Iowa Clearing and cooler Tuesda night Wednesday warmc in west cooler in extreme eas portion Minnesota Clearing and coole Tuesday night Wednesday fai warmer north and west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Tuesday 67 Precipitation 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum S3 ADMIRAL BLANDY lowan to TestSite San Francisco B B Hickenlooper RI6wa was among passengers on an army transport command air craft that left here Monday for Honolulu carrying observers for the Bikini atom bomb test Blaze Rages in Harbor of New York fastspread ng fire raged through a ferrj louse on Staten Island in New York harbor Tuesday touched of lames on 2 nearby oil barges anc spread to the Baltimore Ohio railroad freight yards One ierson was known to have been killed Five persons were aken to a Staten Island hospital Chree were reported in serious condition from burns Two includ ng a policeman had been over come by smoke Five alarms were turned in as the flames burned through the 2 itory ferry house All of Staten Islands fire fight ing equipment apparatus from Mew Jersey and some from Man hattan sped to the scene The harbor swarmed with fire Mats The flames could be seen rom the statue of liberty on Bed loes island about half way be tween Staten Island and Manhal iti One ferryboat on the Manhat lantoStaten Island ferry line had just arrived and the passengers were disembarking when the fire that within 3 minutes the entire ferry house was inflames He said some persons began jumping into the water People were screaming push ing and shoving to get away and some jumped into the water which was covered by burning oil Louis Wasserman 54 said Wasserman had been in the cof fee shop of the ferry terminal when the fire broke out Wasserman said he saw one man running away from the building He was on fire Wasserman said I dont see how everybody could have gotten out of that ferry house in time Navada Tuesday to see just how close Wood dropped a test bomb in Mondays rehearsal of next weeks atomic bomb antifleet ex periment Wood is the bombardier selected to drop the atomic bomb from a B29 on a group of ships in Bikini lagoon There was plenty of evidence that he would hit tile target The test bomb he dropped Mon day off the Nevadas starboard side gouged holes in the wooden deck and knocked pieces of plexi glass out of the green house or transparent nose plane on board One fragment of a catapull penetrated the top of an army truck on deck at an angle that showed the facsimile bomb burst in the air between the Nevada arid the carrier in dependence The burst was well within the 200yard margin of error taken into account in plans for ABIjE day when the real thing comes off Blandy said damage on the Nevada was enough to show the bombardiers accuracy broke out A witness said Set Iowa Whisky Period July 5 to 20 Des Moincs state liq uor control commission announced Tuesday the next purchasing pe riod would be from July 520 in clusive and the limit on rationed whisky to each permitholder would be gallon as in recent periods PICK NEBRASKA IOWA LEADER Fountain Des Moines Heads National Guard DCS Moines Rober D Blue announced Tuesday th appointment of Ray C Fountain 52 Des Moines attorney as com raanding officer of the lowaNe braska national guard now being reorganized The appointment was concurred in by Nebraska guard officials thi governor said Fountain who held the rank o colonel at the time of his releas from active duty in World war II will have the rank of major gen eral The command covers about 12 000 officers and men of grounc forces and does not include the ai units assigned to the 2 states un der the new setup Fountain left Tuesday for Wash ington to appear before the wa department examining board in connection with his appointmen He began his military career i 1912 in the cadet corps at low City High point of his career wa as commanding officer of th 133rd infantrty regiment in it campaigns in North Africa an Italy in World war II Former Charles City Fire Chief Succumbs Charles M Blun 66 fire chief here for 25 years prior to his retirement 2 years ago died at the Cedar Valley hospital Monday evening Ke liad been in failing health the past year COMPROMISE IS SENT TO HOUSE FOR APPROVAL SenateHouse Conferees Keep Controls on Meat Butter Gas Cigarets Washington IP Chairman Ipence DKay of the house tanking committee Tuesday ex iressed belief that President Tru man will sign the compromise OPA bill worked out Monday light by a senatehouse confer nce committee SpencE voiced confidence the louse will approve the comprom se The measures renewal of OPA powers is far short of what he administration had asked for But at the same time its curtail ment of OPA powers is a good deal less drastic than the admini stration had expected in view of eparate actions taken by the Z chambers when the renewal leg station was first taken up Left intact were price controls over meat butter cigarets and asoline but the 1year extension of the warborn agency yanked away many of OPAs powers over he national economy The house then the senate and finally President Truman must approve the measure if it is to keep all price ceilings from ex piring next Sunday midnight Although a last minute decision tnocked out sections which woulc nave ended controls over live stock poultry dairy products to bacco and petroleum at the enc of this month many of the bills provisions were written speeific allyto force a raise in prices Advocates contended that such a course would spur production and put the nation on the high way to prosperity But stabiliza tion director Chester Boivics damned them in advance as booby trap breeders of infla tion Among them 1 An end to OPAs controversia program calling for specific quan tities of lowercost clothing 2 A halt to socalled costab sorption on such things as autos refrigerators and radios 3 A requirement that average unit cost increases since 1941 mus be reflected in all price ceilings majority of the seven dete gates from each house signed the committees recommendations he reported Senator Taft ROhio quickly amplified the declaration He and Senator Millikin RColo had not done so he said Each house has its choice o voting the conferences recommen dations up or down or sending the bill back to the joint commit tee with instructions for specifi changes The senate lost out in the con ference on all specific decontrols However it prevailed on the ful years extension for the house hai voted only nine months beyoni June 30 The secretary of agriculture wa given control over all farm prod ucls whereas heretofore has had the final say Because of the many ceiling ad justments that will have to b made under the compromise ver si on the conferees inserted a pro vision giving OPA 30 days afte July I to reprice articles still un der control The conferees reached their compromise on the hotlydispute issues of payments designed to keep down retail prices They voted fo hold them to an i even 51000000000 and to quit paying food subsidies next April Barkley a confidant of Mr Tru man declined to predict whether the president would veto the bill if approved in the form cleared by the conference ARMY PLANS 2 MONTH HOLIDAY ON INDUCTIONS Measure Prohibiting 18 Year Old Draft Is Sent to Senators Washington ffi Compromise egislation extending the draft ntil next March 31 but prohibit ng the induction of 18yearolds vas passed Tuesday by the house nd sent to the senate The rollcall vote was 259 to 10 It came after a war depart nent announcement that the rmy plans to draft no one in July nd August The bill permits the induction if nonfathers between the ages if 19 and 44 both inclusive lim ts ihe length of service of drafted nen to 18 months puts ceilings on he size of the armed forces pro libits the induction of fathers and allows fathers now in service to CONFER ON OPA of the housesenate conference committee met Mon day night in Washington D C to adjust differences in the versions of the OPA exten sion bills passed by the 2 chambers Left to right seated Sen Charles W Tobey JI Senator Robert Wagner Senator Alben Barklev Rep Brent Spence and Rep Paul Brown Standing Senator Sheridan Downey D Rep William Berry Rep Ralph Gamble Rep Wright Patman Rep Jesse Wolcott Senator Eugen Millikin Senator Rob ert Taft ROhio and Rep Fred Crawford AP Molotov and Byrnes Seek Trieste Plan Paris toward a 21nation peace conference halted Tuesdaywliile V Molotov and James F Byrnes tried to strike a bargain on Trieste Until the fate of the Adriatic port is settled possibly by a com promise internationalizing it for 10 years the Big Four foreign ministers council will accomplish little Molotov has shown clearly that he wont do business on other big issues while Trieste waits Private negotiations outside the conference room were believed concentrating on a proposal by Georges Bidault to international ize Trieste for a limited period and split the Venezia Giulia hint erland between Yugoslavia and Italy The American delegation was not very enthusiastic about the compromise plan considering it too vague Byrnes may seek more specific details before entering a formal discussion Byrnes was playing the key role for the western powers in ne gotiating with the Soviet Foreign minister Molotov at his own sug gestion called on Byrnes in his hotel Meurice suite for nearly an hour Monday afternoon At night Byrnes was host to Ernest Bevin presumably they discussed the ByrnesMolotov talk The ministers scheduled a ple nary session Tuesday A Trieste settlement if any probably would be arranged in the small private talks and merely formalized in a plenary session Also unsettled were the Italian reparations Dodecanese and Fleet issues These were secondary to Trieste and probably could be settled rather quickly if a satis factory solution is reached on the main problem 22 Confess in Conspiracy in Used Cars Detroit of 31 defendants pleaded guilty Tues day to taking part in what the federal government described as a conspiracy to buy and sell used automobiles above ceiling prices Sevenother defendants entered not guilty pleas ajid Federal Judge ArthurKoscinskl began their trial immediately Action on the cas of the remaining defendants was held In abeyance by the govern ment The OPA following a lengthy investigation charged that the de fendants had taken part in a spiracy to buy used qars at over ceiling prices in Detroit lots The automobiles were then channelled through Murray Ky and Cairo III and resold at overceiling prices in southern and southwest states according to the OPA A federal grand jury indicted the 31 men a majority of whom are from Kentucky several weeks ago Judge Koseinski set no date for sentencing ot the 22 defendants who pleaded guilty Instead he ordered bonds of each con tinued pending a probation inves tigation See 3 to 5 Cents a Pound Rise on Coffee Washington coffee prices which have remained steady since the early part of the war probably will be increased 3 to 5 cents a pound later this week a government spokesman disclosed Tuesday IOWA CITY 1ST ON STATE STAMP Washington City will get a 1day jump over all other Iowa cities and towns in the sale of the Iowa centennial postage stamp Rep Martin and Rep Lc Compte Iowa republicans an nounced Monday the stamp would go on sate Aue 3 in Iowa City and Aug 4 throughout the rest at the state The new design approved for the stamp will be an outline map of Iowa on which the state flag is superimposed At the top will be the words Centen and on each side will be corn stalks cantile development of our own Instead of the traditional purple Just as it has been of interest up the stjytap will be blue the size of an airmail stamp The postoffice department re jected the first design offered as not adaptable to a stamp the proportions proposed It was based on a mural in the Des Moines capitol building Peron Pledges Nazi Trials in Argentina Buenos Aires Juan D Peron has promised tha his government will bring to tria those nazis who still remain in Argentina He also told the United Press in an exclusive written interviev Monday that no 3rd persons are intervening in ArgentineNorth American friendship especial those who might be noted for an attitude hostile to that friend ship It is believed that 28 person convicted being German es pionage agents and other unde sirables already have been de ported but that some nazis stil remain in Argentina Peron said those who remain will be dealt with by the Argen tine national courts He declared that Argentine North American friendship shouli continue and said that excessiv importance should not be given to speculation about the nations and international effects of the re cent establishment diplomat relations between Argentina an the Soviet Union We resumed relations wit Russia because it Is a great coun try and is important to the mer Provisions Washington are the major provisions of the new se lective service legislation Draft age through Length of service months not be drafted Those now in service may apply for discharge after Aug 1 1946 Duration of March 31 1917 Pay per cent for lowest grades ranging down to 10 per cent for highest officers Under the senatehouse com promise the pay increase bill was divorced from the draft ex tension bill and handled separ ately obtain their discharge upon re quest after August 1 1948 Eliminated in the giveand take of compromise between the senate and the house was a house provision prohibiting any induc tions before next October 15 and banning the drafting of 19year olds as well as 18s The senate had voted to draft IB and 19yearolds The present draft law expires on June 30 The senate originally had voted for an extension until next May 15 and the house until February 15 Before approving the compro mise the house unanimously pass ed and sent to the senate a com promise bill raising the pay of all service personnel In the court of debate Jlep Thomason DTex read to the house a letter in which Secretary of War Patterson said the army plans no draft calls for July and August Iowa representatives all repub licans voted this way Tuesday For Cunningham Hoeven Against Doliver Gwynne Jen sen Martin Taile was not re Dont burn your waste paper It traditions it erf 111 J f r flPVOT to now of the great he said As to the possibility that Rus sia could introduce alien political ideologies in our way of life it should be noted that the genuinely Christian essence of the Argen tine spirit repels anything that might be attempted against its is still badly needed Save it for the Boy Scouts Decker Plant Keeps Operating as Other Packers Begin to Close While meat packing plants other parts of the nation were closing down because of the lack of supplies the Jacob E Decker and Sons establishment in Mason City was continuing in operation Tuesday with hogs still coming in The supply of hogs is about onethird of normal the manage ment stated The cattle kill is practically nil The plant has received only 4 head of cattle this week Farmers were waiting until they know the fate of price control The department of agriculture predicted that the nations meat supply would hit an alltime low this week and next Thousands of retail butchers across the country reported that their counters were bare Many had Meanwhile the government moved to ease the meat shortage in mining areas after coal miners threatened to strike because of the scarcity of meat Spokesmen for the agriculture department believed that the shortage would continue for 2 or 3 weeks They believed however that once the fate of price con trol is decided the meat supply will return to nearnormal Even if price ceilings are main tained they believed farmers who hpve withholding their cattle from market in hopes a price increase wilt resume shipments The American Meat Institute which represents the meat pack ers disagreed The Meat Institute believed that if the price ceilings are kept the meat shortage will continue A survey showed that hundreds of mining towns were short of bread and fresh meat At Pitts burgh officials of the United Mine Workers said that the shortages might soon result in work stoppages The latest packing shutdowns were reported at Washington D C and Philadelphia where live plants rmnrndfid operations Officials of John Morell and Co announced hat 500 employes of the Otturmva Iowa plant had been laid off along with 1000 at the Topeka Kans plant where all slaughtering had been stopped At Chicago three major packers Swift and bought only eight head of cattle Monday Swift purchased five Wilson three and Armour none Swifts normal purchases for this lime of year are 700 head daily Chicagos Union stockyards re ceived 10000 head of cattle Mon day but most of it went to eastern purchasers who frequently have been accused of black market op F rriepts totalled 2000 smallest shipment on record for a Monday More than half of Chicagos re tail butcher shops were closed Those which stayed open had little meat except sausage kid neys pork shanks and poultry Half of New Yorks retail butch ers were closed and the other half had practically no fresh meat About 1000 Kosher delicatessens stopped the sale of meat by the pound and will sell it only in sandwiches Most New York res taurants however still had meat on the menu New York retail butchers were discussing plans to strike after July L if jobbers raise prices He devoted much of the inter view to a summary of relations between Argentina and the United States and disclosed he had writ ten President Truman of his con cern while he was still a candi date for the presidency Temperature Goes Does Beer Washington price of beer went up a penny a bottle when the weather is really getting hot But if you can get draught beer OPA said the price will remain unchanged because the increase per glass is too small to reflect one cent The bottled beer price rise was authorized because of higher grain malt and labor costs OPA said the increase was tentative pending a final survey of the beer price situation Ren Le Compte corded as voting Voting for the compromise bill were 150 democrats and 109 re publicans Against it were 39 dem ocrats 69 republicans 1 progres sive and I Americanlaborile Just betorc the final vole the house rejected by a 182 to 74 standing count a motion by Rep Short RMo to insist on a ban against the draft of 19 year old youths Both branches are in agreement that fathers should not be inducted and that no drafted man should serve more than 18 months unless he volunteers for longer duty WALDORF GETS ARMY BARRACKS Buildings at Algona to Become Dormitory Chicago regional of fice of the federal public housing authority Tuesday authorized the following construction Waldorf college Forest City and removal one army barrack from Algona Iowa and recrcction and conver sion to provide 16 dormitory ac comodations for student veterans Champ Milk Producer Dies on Seattle Farm Seattle The champion milk producer of them all is dead Carnation Ormsby Madcap Fayne died giving birth to a 95 pound bull calf at the Carnation farms Monday The Madcap a Holstein Fresian set a world record in 1942 with an annual yield of 41943 pounds of milk with 1392 pounds of bat terfat   

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