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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HI STORY OE 9 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press aod United Press Full Leased Wires Five CeoU Copyl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 1946 Thlj Paper Consists at Two One Tfo 223 DRIVE AGAINST OPA BILL FOLDING ATOM BOMB PLAN Map shows generally how the atomic bomb test at Bikini atoll will be carried out Atom bombbearing B29 circled will fly with other planes from Kwajalein Army drones directed by radio will fly from Eniwetok Navy drones will fly from carrier at un disclosed point and land on Roi on Kwajalein atoll AP Wirephoto Fear Unsuitable Weather for Test of Atomic Bomb By JOSEPH L MYLER United Press Correspondent Aboard the USS Mt McKinley at Bikini Admiral W H P Blandy is not betting but he revealed Wednesday that his staff officers are giving 8 to 1 odds that the weather will be unsuitable for the atom bomb test scheduled for next Monday Except for the weather everything else is all set for operation crossroads the 5100000000 project designed to test the navys strength against the most powerful weapon known to man Col William Bianchard commander of the bomb squadron on Kwajalein said weather may scure the target from the air and said it is very likely that we may have to return the bomb here be cause of bad weather An intertropical front that has been south of Bikini now is mov ing into the Kwajalein area and will he between Kwajalein and Bikini Good dropping days will be few and far between The B29 which is to drop the bomb will make one practice run over the target ships in Bikini lagoon Then it will drop its bomb within 3 more runs or re turn since escorting fighter planes have only enough gasoline for 4 runs Blandy said Wednesday foreign observers here forthe tests would not be allowed to see everything DRAFT BEFORE PRESIDENT FOR LAST APPROVAL at Stake in Wage Increase for Armed Forces Members Washington more than at stake the na tions men in uniform riveted their attention on the white house Wednesday to learn when the draft extension compromise and its companion pay increase measure become law The twin bills cleared fina congressional hurdles Tuesday in floublequick time after months of argument Public interest centered on the ninemonth extension of the war time draft beyond June 30 with nonfathers between 19 and 45 probably most concerned as pos sible draftees Neither service however has indicated any desire to draft anyone over 26 Other prime provisions of the measure include 1 An 18month limit on con pulsory service 2 No further inductions of fathers A clause that fathers now in service may apply for release after August 1 But the men of the army navy marines and other armed services gold braided officers down to privates and apprentice seamen Truman Gets Full Support of Forrestal Washington Secre tary Forrestal has notified Presi dent Truman of his desire to co operate fully to achieve the goals of the presidents armynavy merger program Forrestals attitude toward the merger proposal was expressed in a letter to Mr Truman The letter was released by the white house The navy chief said he consid ered the objectives recently out lined by the president as attain able He added that the believed it possible to overcome difficulties in drafting the necessary legisla tion You may be assured of my de sireand Admiral Nimitz to cooperate with you fully in the effort to achieve the objectives in your wrote Secretary of War Patterson re cently wrote the presidentex pressing wholehearted approval and pledging support of Mr Tru mans recommendations on uni fication The Forrestal letter was released amid reports from capltol hill that the navy still hoped to get a bet ter deal out of any merger than Mr Truman proposed for it Vfeeting on My Called Molotov Foreign representatives will be allowed to inspect some of the target ships in Bikini lagoon 2 days before the test After the detonation they will be permitted to visit at least one thoroughly damaged ship and another with superficial damage he said They will not be allowed to in spect the same ship before am after the Tiomb falls Blandy ex plained because otherwise the obtain more informatio about the bombs power than thi country is willing to disclose No technical information will b disclosed after the tests becaus it will be a state secret of th United States he said Even if the test does not take place Monday directors of Opera tions Crossroads believe they will be able to carry it out in the first which could Paris Foreign Min ster V M Molotov called a sur rise private meeting of the for ign ministerscouncil for Wednes ay night to discuss Italian af an American informant week of July The only factor delay the test is the possibility that the atom bomb will turn out to be a dud The 42000 men attached to Operation Crossroads are spend ing the final few days resetting instruments aboard the 70odd target ships arrayed in Bikini la goon and attending sessions to criticize the results of last Mon days preview The navy revealed that the atom bomb falling from a height of about 6 miles is expected to sink only 1 ship Damage to other ships will depend on the height from which the bomb will be detonated the navy said The bomb drop will simulate an at tack with the rest of the ships set in approximate battle formation Bettendorf Arsenal Sold to Case Company Washington of the quadcity tank arsenal at Betten dorf Iowa to the J I Case com pany Racine Wis for cash was approved Wednesday by the war assets administration The plant which was operated during the war by the Interna tional Harvester company covers about 50 acres near Bettendorf Case representatives told the agency their firm will employ aout 1000 workers and will man ufacture farm machinery and im piemen ts During the war heavy prinn movers were built in the plant am light tanks were repaired Th foundry connected with the plan was sold several months ago airs aid This disclosure was made fol owing reports in the French press hat Molotov was expecting a tele ihone call from Moscow which might bring a break in the Trieste ssue the key to Italian peace ne gotiations Secretary of State Byrnes was represented Ty American inform ants as encouraged by a series of private talks with Molotov who has been adamant in demanding that Trieste be transferred from Italy to Yugoslavia Although the foreign ministers may have been more optimistic concerning working out an agree ment on Trieste a Yugoslav spokesman took an uncompromis ing attitude in an interview Wed nesday The spokesman for Marshal Tito stated flatly that a French com promise for a 10year internation alization of Trieste was not accept able and that Titos government would never sign a peace treaty with Italy which does not provide for a Yugoslav solution on Trieste The Yugoslav solution is for the creation of a seventh Yugo slav republic embracing the city Trieste is a bridgehead into the Balkans the spokesman declared and history has proved that any Italian excursion into the Balkans more interested in the time of the pay boost signing The from a month for the privates up to for the upper bracket generals and be come effective on the first day of the month following the presi dential signature Because the present stopgap draft act dies at the end of this month Mr Truman was expected to sign the compromise extension before Juiy 1 But he was not under the same pressure to sign the broad pay in crease plan Hence if he delays this until after July 1 all men on duty with the armed service would have to wait until Aug 1 before collecting the extra money In all congressional committees estimated the pay increases will total something over for the next year One month would amount to more than 000000 on an average so whether the men in uniform collect it in Blaze Hits Oregon City Medford Ore 3 block sector of this southern Oregon citys industrial district was a smouldering ruin Wednesday after the worst fire in Medfords history leveled fruit packing and lumber plants valued at more than 000000 There was fear too that th regions multimillion dollar pea growing industry would suffe even greater loss because the friii of tHein larcr est in the not b Reveal Red Liquidation of Republics Moscow punishment for widespread treachery during the most critical period of the German invasion the Crimean Tartars and the natives in the area around the Grozny and Moz dok oil fields in the northern Caucasus have been resettled in other parts of Russia it was dis closed officially Wednesday The Crimean and ChechenIng ush states formerly autonomous republic in the Soviet Union have been liquidated and reduced to provinces of the Russian federa ChcchenIngush republic in the Caucasus bordered General issimo Stalins home republic of Georgia and included the Grozny and Mozdok oil fields which the Germans reached at the high tide of their invasion before the re verse at Stalingrad The republics population was placed at 500000 The Crimean slate population was given as nearly 1000000 in 1939 in the Soviet encyclopedia The figures included Russians Ukrainians and others living there as well as the local natives Rus sians Ukrainians and others whose oyalty was not questioned were WHERRY LEADS BATTLE LUCAS SEES APPROVAL Major Issue Is Over Keeping Controls on Meat Dairy Products Washington drive by re publican senators to send the OPA extension bill back to conference with the house gave indications ot folding up Wednesday lion The IOWA POSTOFFICE persons living in an apartment above the Monona postoffice miraculous ly escaped death when the entire building collapsed into an adjoining excavation Tuesday night AP Wirephoto Jc Monona persons were njured one suffering a severe scalding when a 2story building lousing the postoffice here col lapsed Tuesday night Undermining of one of the walls by rain in an adjoining basement excavation was believed to have caused the collapse Frances Sudol 19 occupant of a 2nd floor apartment was badly scald ad on and arms by boiling water The life of Joyce Hathbun 6 probably was saved by a swingini refrigerator door when towns people dug down to her in the wreckage She was pinned under the refrigerator which was stand ing on one edge with its door open Joyce with her parents Mr and Mrs Ralph Hathbun and her sis ter JoAnn 10 suffered only bruises cuts and shock ot removed from the area The ministry of state contro isclosed also that more than core factory mill and min xecutives had been punished fo misappropriation or m is u s i n unds in various kinds of plant nd enterprises throughout Rus ia The mass evacuations of th July depends on Mr pen replaced before the August frui harvest Fire Chief Roy Elliott listed the American Fruit Growers plant where the fire started the adjoining Crystal Springs Pack ing company and the Reter Pack ing plant among those destroyeB A large lumber yard a lumber milling plant and a feed and seed company also were leveled Nearby hotels and residences were menaced by the wird whipped flames and residents were evacuated Burning barrels of oil fruit While the compromise legisla tion bans induction of anyone un der 19 youths still will have to register for the draft when they become 18 All men who have served 18 consecutive months or longer with school time not counted may ap ply for release starting Oct 1 Trumans spray resisted efforts of Medford firemen to halt spread of the fire Real Inflation Budapest 100trillion Pengo bank note went into circu lation Wednesday in this inflation ridden country The note which would have had a prewar exchange value of 20 trillion American dollars now is worth 20 price of a cup coffee and a small piece of cake in a Budapest cafe Increase Cream Price in Several Iowa Areas Senators who earlier had ex ressed interest in the idea told eportcrs privately that the big margin by which the house re ected a similar move made defeat Imost certain The house vote was 221 to 150 gainst returning the alreadyIim ted compromise legislation to ommittee for elimination of meat eilings Senator Wherry of Nebraska the epublican whip still held to his plan to ask return of the bill to a conference committee however Administration leaders expressed confidence they had enough votes o defeat Wherrys motion and to send the bill on to the white house it was approved 265 to 105 by the nouse Tuesday There was no indication that any filibustering tactics would be employed against the bill OPA expires next Sunday at midnight unless the extension measure is enacted But Senator Lucas DIll said wo slates and the liquidation o he two republics was disclosec with the adoption by the supreme Soviet of the Soviet federation of decrees issued some time pre viously by the presidium The date of the Issuance of the decrees was not given for an hour and Elliott said only the combined hose of 2 neighbor ing cities the Oregon forestry service and the navys Camp White finally quelled the 2 hour long blaze Cause of the fire which Elliott said originated in the American plant was not known Iowa Girl Dies From Swallowing Poison Davenport Cather ine McQuade 2 year old daugh ter of Mrs Stella McQuade died in a hospital Tuesday night after she had swallowed rat poison while playing in the yard at her home Tuesday Coroner Frank C Keppy said no inquest would be held Washington interim price increase of half a cent for a aalf pint of cream went into ef fect Wednesday in 17 midwestern areas including several in Iowa An increase ot one quarter of a cent for half and per cent milk and 50 per cent also was authorized Tuesday by OPA The increases became effective in Clinton Dubuque and Sioux City Iowa and in the quad cities area of Davenport Iowa Moline East Moline and Rock Island 111 The agriculture department which has jurisdiction over milk prices in all federal milk market ing areas may replace the prices after July 1 but OPA said they probably would be the same as the new OPA prices Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm Wednesday night and Thursday Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered showers near the Missouri river Wednesday night and widely scattered showers in east portion Thursday Warmer Thursday and in west portion Wednesday night Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with scattered thundershbwers north portion Wednesday night and extreme east portion Thursday Cooler north portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning he thought the overwhelming house vote foreshadowed a sen ate O K for the measure even though he added nobody likes it Wherry a Nebraskan said he did not see how the senate could accept the conference committee decision eliminating a seriate clause which would have lifted price control from meat next Sun daynight The house however voted 221 to150 to back up the committee on this point Senate rejection of the bill would plunge it back into confer ence probably with instructions to the 7 senate conferees to hold out for the decontrol not only ot meat but of poultry dairy prod ucts petroleum and tobacco AH those efforts to lift controls were eliminated Monday night by the joint committee which wrote the compromise version Although they were written in 3 separate amendments from a practical standpoint they are wrapped up in one bundle A leg islator from a tobacco state for instance might be inclined to sup port the triple exemptions even Announce Sale of Charles City Press is doomed to failure In their own interest then the Italians should not oppose our proposals OWA FIGHTER ORGE FORMED Des Moines o an IowaSouth Dakota nationa uard fighter airforce and assign ment of Col Frederick Gray Jr as group instructor for the units were announced Tuesday by Brig 3en Charles H GraW Iowa ad utant general There are to be 1367 lowan in the air units trained to throw 102 planes into battle within 1 days The 34yearold colonel whos home is in Abilene Texas is veteran fighter plane pilot H served in the eighth airforce an the RAF Gov Robert D Blue had an nounced earlier the appointmen of Ray C Fountain 52 Des Moine general of the Iowa and Nebrask ground troops in the nationa guard division soon to be organ ized Squadrons of the airforce ar to be located in Des Moines ar Sioux City Iowa and Sioux FaU S Dak Each will have 34 planes BUMBARGER IS NEW PUBLISHER W S Rupe of Ames Is CoOwner of Newspaper Charles Cand arold SHenry publishers of the harles City Daily Press an ounced Wednesday the sale of hat newspaper to W S Rupe ublisher of the Ames Daily ribune and Paul R Bumbarger Des Moines executive secretary f the Iowa Daily Press associa on At Des Moines W T Hage soeck association president and Dufalisher of the Iowa City Press Citizen announced the appoint ment of John D Zug 32 a re porter for the Des Moines Regis Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednseday YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum 80 55 70 77 53 er and association news man ager in 193738 as executive sec retary The Henrys said they had been associated with their father the ate L H Henry in the publica tion of the paper for 35 and 40 years and period of the strain of this long continuous 1012honr days and not infrequently more Is beginning to tell and they feel that the time has come when they must consider their health They said they would remain in Charles City where they have other interests Rupe active in republican circles and a member of the Iowa state board of education also is part owner of the Oelwein Daily Register and Daily Record the Cedar Falls Bumbarger 38 who will take over active direction of the paper PAUL K BUMBARGER Publisher JOHN ZUG Secretary fuly 1 formerly was managing editor of the Ames Tribune He icld similar positions with the West Point Miss TimesLeader and Sikeston IVIo Standard and was an editor for the Associated Press at Little Rock Ark A native of Des Moines Zug served as secretary to George A Wilson while Wilson was gover nor of Iowa and also for a time after Wilson became U S sena tor The Charles City Press is a member of the Associated Press It was announced that all present employes of the Daily Press will be retained The Henrys stated that the main reason for making the trans fer at this time was the fact thai if the sale of the paper was de erred until the first of next year as originally intended it might not be possible to find 2 such rained newspapermen of the rep utation and character of Rupe ant Sumbarger who were ready to juy Hupe will continue to make m home in Ames but will be a ire qucnt visitor in Charles City until things are going smoothly under the new management Bumbarger is a graduate of the University of Missouri school journalism He is 38 years of age son of J V Bumbarger publisher of a weekly in northeast Missouri He has a wife and daughter Janet 5 He will come to Charles City at once to be followed by his family when housing can be ar ranged ZUG IS NAMED IDPA SECRETARY Succeeds Bumbarger in Press Association DCS Moines ment of John D Zug 32 as ex ecutive secretary of the Iowa Daily ress association was announced Wednesday by W T Hageboeck association president and publish er of the Iowa City PressCitizen Zug will assumchis new duties icre June 26 succeeding Paul R Bnmbarjfer who resigned after more than 3 years with the asso ciation to become publisher of the Charles City Press Zug will vrite the Backstage in Iowa Trli ttcs column A native of Des Moines Zug is returning to the Iowa Daily Press association which he served as news manager in 1937 and 1938 He has been a reporter for the Des Moines Register since Decem JAMES CONROY DIES SUDDENLY Had Been Resident of Carmel CaL Past Year James Conroy 47 who operated the Advertisers Service Agency in Mason City for a number of years died suddenly Tuesday night at his home in Carmel Cal Mr Conroy who had lived most of his life in Mason City moved to California a year ago renting his home at 69 River Heights drive in Mason City Mr Conroy is survived by his vife Suzanne Conroy and a aughter Jean of Carmel Cal a on Peter Conroy recently dis ber of 1944 Following graduation in 193 barged from the navy and a randson of Minneapolis Funeral arrangements were in omplete Wednesday Word about uneral plans is awaited by friends icre from Mrs Conroy Mr Conroy was the son of Mr and Mrs D M Conroy his father laving been for many years busi ness manager and coowner of the He 11 from the Drake university school of journalism Zug worked briefly for the Associated Press anc United Press in Des Moinos and for an interval was employed in a news and advertising capacity by the Pocahontas RecordDemocra I For 3 years prior to joining IDPA in 1937 Zug served the Des Moine office of International News Serv ice the last year as manager He was Senator George A Wit sons secretary during the Wilso administration as governor from 1939 to 1943 and the senators sec retary until April of 1944 Zug wa a partner in the operation th Clear Lake Reporter during Iowas Vote Washington IP Four of Iowas 8 representatives voted with the majority Tuesday when the house passed 265 to 105 a compromise bill on continuation of the OPA Reps Cunningham Hoevcn Martin and Talle voted for the bill Dolliver Gwynne and Jen sen against Le Complc was not recorded as voting On an earlier amendment to exempt meat and dairy products from price control all of Iowas representatives except Lc Compie Avho was not recorded voted for exemption The amendment lost 221 to 150 though oil and livestock were not particularly important from a pro duction standpoint in his locality On the sidelines at the moment are the two men who have beep the sharpest critics of the indi vidual house and senate bills passed to keep OPA from expiring this Sunday at midnight While both Stabilization Direc tor Chester Bowles and OPA Chief Paul Porter remained publicly si lent officials in close touch with them said each is likely to urse Mason City GlobeGazette was born in Ottumwa Aug 1898 and came to Mason City with lis parents when a small child Iowa Youth Dies Clarinda Ron ald Kendrick son of Mr and Mrs Chester Kendrick of New Market Iowa died while enroute to the Clarinda hospital Tuesday alter he fell from a horse President Truman to veto the compromise bill Their hope would be that con gress because of the little time remaining might vote an emer gency extension of price controls as they now exist This would give the administration more time to battle for a bill more to its wishes However Speaker Rayburn DTex told his colleagues just before the house began its final vote late Tuesday that unless the the compromise were accepted there will be no OPA at all Rayburn said he expects Mr Truman to sign the measure if it reaches the white house Diver in Search Burlington Davis professional diver employed on months of 1944 He is a member of j Mississippi river work here by the Sigma Delta Chi professional I Burlington water works will go journalistic fraternity Thirtyseven afternoon daily newspapers including the Globe Gazette are members of the Iowa Daily Press association to Wapcllo Thursday to search the bottom of the Iowa river in an ef fort to locate the body of Ann Herrick 27monlhsold child miss 1 ing since June 18
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