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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY Of AHS ARCHIVES VOL TTT Aisoclattd Press and Polled Prea Full Leajed Wires NORTH IOWANS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 28 1946 URGETRyMAlLOJL Russia Seeks Rule on Atomic Voting WANTS 23ROS APPROVAL FOR ALL QUESTIONS Paper Consists ot Two Ono Atom Energy Commission Holds 1st Meeting for Setting Up Groundwork New York Russia tossed a voting controversy into the lap of the atomic energy com mission Friday when she served notice that she would fight for a rule requiring a twothirds vote for approval ol all questions be fore the commission That was one of the first ques tions scheduled for action as the commission was called info ses sion for its first meeting as a working committee to start laying the groundwork for a permanent atomic control agency The issue arose Thursday when the United Nations commissions committee of experts on rules and procedure approved a rule provid ing that measures could be adopt ed by a straight majority of the 12 commission members The Russian procedure expert took exception to the ruling and reserved the right for soviet dele gate Andrei A Gromyko to bring the issue before the commission at Fridays closedmeeting The session was scheduled to be confined largely to he adoption of rules of procedure which in general followed the rules under which the security council oper ates There also was a possibility that the vorking committee would create one or 2 subcommittees to take up specific phases of the of combining the XI Sj and Russian aiomic plans info an ac ceptable compromiseformula since the session was confined largely to procedural matters it was decided to bar the press and public Associates of U S Repre sentative Bernard M Baruch said however that Baruch felt that fu ture meetings should be open Meanwhile Gromykos repeated useof the veto during Wednes days security council debate on the Spanish question appeared to be developing into a major U N issue Dr Francisco Castillo Najera president of the security council and foreign minister ofMexico asserted Thursday night that Rus sias numerous negative votes constituted an abuse of the veto I have always opposed the veto power in essence he said and I am particularly opposed to the abuse of the veto He said Wednesdays session of the council clearly demonstrated that any of the big 5 powers can paralyze the activities of the council TORNADO HITS DETROIT AREA Property Damage Big But No Fatalities Detroit Property damage estimated in hundreds of thou sands dollars was left Friday in the destructive wake of a short vicious tornado that tore Into Detroit Thursday afternoon The twister 2nd In the area in little over a week swept across the Canadian border from Wind sor leaped the Detroit river and nit a northwest industrial section about a mile from downtown at p m In the 3 minutes it lasted the tornado ripped roofs off more than a score of buildings and piled au tomobiles like kindling in a mile long area There were no fatalities al though 7 persons were treated for cuts and bruises The tornado was far less destructive than the June 17 twister which claimed 17 lives and injured hundreds Windsor which bore the brunt of last weeks tornado suffered only minor damage Thursday OPA Boosts Ceiling on Canned Salmon Washington Friday boosted price ceilings on canned salmon by 10 per cent for con sumers canners and wholesalers The jump at retail will amount to a rise of 2 to 3 cents for a 1 pound can of pink salmon and 4 to 5 cents for Alaska red salmon OPA said The increase will be felt at re tail when the new pack carrying the higher cannery prices reaches the stores Present stocks of can ned salmon are not changed in price No Baked Beans in Boston No Rice in Louisiana New York you like to be able to walk into a store and buy butter without giving the transaction a second thought Well go to Kansas City But if you want a can of baked beans dont go to Boston Or if Itsa bag of rice you are after look some place other than the chief rice prpiuclug state of Louisiana These were only a few of the oddities that came out of an Asso ciated Press survey in key cities across and Up and down the coun try of consumer items that are scarce in one place and available in another due sometimes to quirks in the American system of distribution Bread butter and beef shortages were reported with great regular ity but with 3 few breaks showing here and there Shortage of mens suits and white shirts was almost invariable The scarcity list was long But if a consumer had a magic carpet a lot of luck and plenty of perse verance the survey indicated he could come out of a nationwide buying spree with just about everything he wanted Take white shirts Toledo Ohio reported that more of these soughtafter articles were sold in the last month than in the first 3 months of this year put to gether Philadelphia conceded cau tiously that one time or another there were a few available Macys department store in New York recently advertised 20000 white shirts at on a holiday weekend The supply lasted through Friday Saturday and into Philadelphia workers were believed killed Friday in the collapse of a 150foot doubledeck pier into the Delaware river Seven hurled into 20 feet of water amid tumbling debris and big rolling waves caused by the crash escaped All suffered juries ment reguirin hospital treat Possibly 8 other survivors were treated at the scene police re ported leaving 5 who were on the pier unaccounted for Acting Deputy Fire Chief George Hink stated 3 hours after the col lapse that the 5 missing are be lieved to have been carried to the bottom of the river and trapped m freight cars in which they were working The navy he said has been requested to send divers There was no official intimation of the cause of the crash but waterfront workers reported there had been dredging of the river bottom to the north of the pier recently How anybody got out alive I dont know said one survivor Most of those escaping the thunderous collapse of pier 70 south fought to the surface through crumbling debris while one woman caught and still floating in a tin shack was saved by one of the swimmers who wrenched off a corner of the roof One of those rescued William Turnbull said that a few finutes before the collapse he noticed a crack oJt about a half inch running toward the end of the wood flooring but had not attached particular significance to it There was a sudden terrific roar he said and it looked as though the pier just opened up and we all dropped through I went clean to the bottom with the pier atop me tons of timber and metal work piling around me he related I was caught fast at the bottom and was losing consciousness when a piece of the stuff dropped next to me and loosened whatever was holding me fast North lowans Selected for Army Ranks Washington One hundred and seventyfour lowans were in cluded in the list of 9800 men nominated by President Truman Friday for permanent commissions m the regular army The 9800 were chosen from more than 100 000 applicants The North lowans and their nominated ranks in cluded Lt Col Orim M Bixby Es therville to 1st Capt John J Burnett Jr Ma son City to 1st lieutenant Maj Robert jr Calhan Esther ville to 1st lieutenant Col Ronald F Fallows Mason City to 1st lieutenant Lt Col Robert B Invin Esther ville o 1st lieutenant Lt Col Gale E Snell Mason City to 1st lieutenant Es Arthur therville to 1st lieutenant Ulaj John W Lambert Spen cer to captain They were selected by the war department from an original list of 108000 applicants all of whom held temporary commissions in the wartime citizen army The nominations which went to the senate for confirmation will bring the officer corps of the reg ular army to its strength of 25000 authorized A senate military subcommittee Thursday approved doublingthis figure to 50000 after hearing Gen Dwight D Eisenhower testify that the additional officers may be needed for the next 25 years or 30 Voluntary withdrawals and fail ure to pass rigid physical exami nations trimmed the original ap plicant list from 108000 to 31000 the department said Those who failed to make the grade in Fridays list will have another opportunity if congress follows the recommendation of Eisenhower and the senate sub committee Big 4 Ministers Convene for FreeforAH on 5 Treaties s next month nf of the n s o peace pact f Italy Bu garia Romania Hungary and Finland for Fridays session A British source said that with all 5 treaties before them the misters wnulrf ho ciuie mem tne ministers would be able to up any topic they desired This might lead to further discussion of the knotty problem Trieste considered the key to solving the remaining issues Many of these issues were fun damental They included repara tions and colonial issues as well as the division of surplus naval units and compensation of allied nationals for destruction of their property in Italy On the Balkan treaties the principal problems concerned freedom of navigation on the Dan ube and freedom of commerce with Balkan nations There were no fundamental points of dis agreement on the Finnish treaty A British source commented that despite Thursdays fruitful which the Italian owned Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea were awarded to Greece and the Tenda and Briga regions on the FrenchItalian bor der to seemed doubt ful that the ministers could meet their selfimposed deadline for completion of work on the 5 treaties Friday He expressed doubt also that the peace confer ence could be called for July 15 but said it might be convened later in the summer No Strength london bitter was posted in Queen street Cheap cfrlntPiJ f side Friday Why worry about the soap ra tion The food we eat doesnt give us strength to wash Hits UNRRA Fund Slap at Russia Washington Deploring the action as a direct slap at Russia Kep Clarence Cannon DMo appealed to the house Friday to reverse its vote putting a no The appropriations committee chairman said he was hopefnl hat on a rollcall vote the house wo nld nullify the fopheavy standing count of 154 to 53 by which it directed Thursday that fund by spent in coun tnes denying American corre spondents free access to U2VRRA news Supporters of the amendment professed confidence however that the house would stand pat The issue started to come to a head rapidly after President Tru man reported to congress Tuesday that all nations receiving UNHRA aid except the soviet republics of ukramia and Byelorussia have made satisfactory arrangements Press reporting of UNRRA operations Diana Divorced Las Vegas Nev Actress Diana Barrymore 25 daughter of the late John Barrymore was granted a divorce on grounds of mental cruelty Thursday from Actor Bramweli Fletcher Monday A few days later the store put 10000 white shirts of lower quality on sale at on a Monday morning They were gone before noon Some of the nylon lines are short er too although still in evidence in many cities Minneapolis re ported however that the nylon pressure off there due largely to a fairly steady flow to charge account customers by mail Items of womens wear were listed as scarce in many cities but from Columbus came word that apparel is available in for hose But the same Ohio city added that housewives recently were limited to a quarter of a pound of butter a week and grocers were rationing bread at one loaf to a a report often duplicated else where Bread and bakery goods were in reasonably plentiful supply in Minneapolis but in Bluefield W Va a few days ago grocers re ported the bread supply was down to 25 per cgnt of normal with breadlines forming Des Moines and Kansas City both reported that butter was no particular problem but that meat was mighty short despite the num ber of packing houses in their areas In Detroit however the meat supply was much better al though siill inadequate The rea son Big packers were reported to be slaughtering at 25 per cent of capacity while many independent packers were working at 50 per cent of capacity Detroit is sup plied mainly by independents Automobiles They are still hard to get but Detroit again reported that buyers in that area were get ting a break at least in surplus war trucks and automobiles Many are stored in that area Denver reported that automo bilefires frtiiiienlty scarce else where were a particular problem for vacationists there in addition to the usual consumer shortages In San Francisco one grocer re ported he was short 1000 items Another said all cereals canned milk soups corn starch syrup gelatine puddings and soaps con stitute principal shortages along with scores of minor ones The usual list of other shortages like wise existed others reported Particular shortages of canned tomatoes popped up from Wash ington D C Philadelphia and Des Moines and Kansas City added that canned fruit seafood beans corn and peas were hard to get Many of these items are in reas onable supply on many eastern store shelves Cooking oils soaps syrup flour tomato juice mayonnaise jellies and a long list of other items were described as short in some of the 15 reporting cities while others indicated they could be found with a bit of searching The supply of mens suits ap peared to be limited almost every where although woolens were available in many places Linings were a bottleneck New Orleans a warm weather city stressed a shortage of summer suits but paradoxically window shoppers in New York could see them by the scores Seek Buyers for 2000000 Teeth Washington Government officials were looking Friday for some way to sell 2003000 surplus teeth every one a molar War assets administration spokesmen said the grinders were intended for lendlease shipment to Russia They could not imme diately explain why toothshy Russians did not also need in cisors and canines Pending formulation of a sales plan the mouthfuls if they were properly distributed in storage at Louisville Kv the officials said War assets once had plenty of teeth in sets But the veterans ad ministration exercising its prior ity snapped them up Bradford Woman Hurt in Attack by Heifer Nashua Henry Rotting haus was recovering Friday from injuries suffered when attacked by a young heifer at her home in Bradford near here When she tried to get the heifer into the pasture with the rest of the cattle she was attacked and fought it off with a stick she was carrying She was knocked down and bruised considerably over her body and her glasses were broken pieces getting into her eyes Almost a quart of water is se creted by the nose every 24 hours MILK FOR ODANIEL AFTER FILIBUS Senator W Lee aDaniel right DTexas re ceives milk from his son Pat early Friday outside the senate chamber at the conclusion of the senators filibus ter against the compromise OPA bill ODaniel held the floor for 8 hours and 18 minutes AP Wirephoto Bv JAMES R AUSTIN United Press Correspondent If the party who airmailed a box of throat tv M they didn t in time inte The senators voice went hack on him just a few minutes before he wound up hlsg hours and 18 minutes filibuster against OPA earjy Friday jnorjiiBgIt was a rasping end to what had starietf out to moraine UP frCC opA Monday Pappys syrupsmooth voice that carried him to radio fame in Texas sounded like a file ning across a bent nail when he quit at a m ODaniel a freshman at filibust ering showed that he needed no lessons He would read a batch telegrams then digress briefly to charge that OPA was set up sole ly for the job of overthrowing the American form of government Then he would read a few more most of them came from his native Texas and an nounce that Chester Bowles the stabilization director is not to blame he was hired for that job and if he doesnt do it hell be fired A few more telegrams then a discussion of OPA and what it has done to the market in meat OPA shot the bull and liqui dated the cow he said Nattily attired in a brown gab ardine suit white shirt loud lie and 2toned shoes ODaniel be gan his filibuster Thursday at p m CST In true filibuster style over the hours he 1 Drank many glasses of water and milk 2 Ignored the sparselyoccu pied galleries and the few sena tors who wandered in and out of the chamber 3 Digressed from the subject at every opportunity 4 Paced back and forth In back of his desk 5 Pleaded for help from his colleagues The OPA he asserted is in ca hoots with Sidney Hillman to start strikes and keep down production Nobody stirs ODaniel carries n p tells a senate questioner that he will talk until Im through p gulps part of a glass of milk brought to his desk by Sen Styles Bridges H N H The galleries are filling again p Leader Alben W Barkley D Ky asks if ODaniel is interested in a mid night vote on OPA ODaniel re plies that if he doesnt get some support by noon Friday he will consider giving up the light p m ODaniel catches his breath while Barkley files de bate limitation petition that would be put to a vote Saturday p explains for the umpteenth time that what Im trying to do tonight is get some of these controls lifted p gratefully accepts his 3rd glass of milk a agrees to a recess on the understanding he or any other senator may speak for another hour later Friday a a who stuck out including Barkley rush over to congratulate ODaniel Some like his speech the others are he finally has quit ODaniel looks fresher than some of his listeners But his voice sounds awful De Seversky Sees Slight Atom Damage Kwajalein Alexander De Seversky staunch apostle of air power predicted Friday that it the atomic bomb explodes ex actly as planned ttfe damage will be very slight and disappointing I dont think much of the alom test the outspoken major de clared He has said heforc he thinks the destructivencss of the atomic bomb has been overdrawn DC Seversky made his comment as he arrived with a group of scientists and congressmen to ob serve the Bikini test scheduled for Monday Sunday U S He did not have a chance to elaborate before he was hurriedly escorted to an automobile by Brig Gen Rooer M Ramey command er of the 20th bomber command and Brig Gen Thomas Powers assistant commander of the armys atomic test operations Kamey ana Powers grasped DC Seversky by each arm and virtu ally whlskeut him into the aulomo bie away from reporters The more than 100 observers and an equal number of news cor respondents and photographers from the press ship Appalachian were briefed on the test operation and then driven around the tiny island before being luncheon guests of Commodore Ben H Wy alt commander of the Marshall The Philippine Islands are com posed ten large and 970 small islands Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid Friday night and Sat urday Scattered thunder show ers late1Saturday Iowa Partly cloudy warm and humid Friday night and Satur day with scattered thunder showers north and west por tions Minnesota Considerable cloudi with scattered showers or thunder storms Friday night and Saturday Cooler north and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 87 66 79 87 64 DEMO LEADERS SEE CURB END IF NOT SIGNED Senator ODaniel Quits Filibuster After 8 Hours and 18 Minutes Washington ff Congression al leaders told President Truman Friday that if he does not sign the compromise OPA bill price controls will die Sunday Democratic Leader Barklcy Ky told reporters after a white house conference that the major ity leaders were unanimous in tell ing Mr Truman that U is all or nothing so far as the bill now pending before the senate Is con cerned Barkley said he Speaker Hay burn House Majority Leader Mc Cormack and Senator McKellar D Tenn told the president that no simple resolution continuing present OPA powers even tem porarily could gain approval of congress in the event a veto the compromise bill Those who saw the president said he did not commit himself They told the president Bark ley said that my such resolution would be loaded down with the same sort of amendments or possibly more drastic ones than are attached to the compromise measure which the house has ap proved The compromise bill appeared white housebound after a few more hours talks by senators still weary from W Lee rappy O Daniels 8 hour 18minute fili buster that failed ODaniel the Texas democrat who left no lingering doubt of his dislike for either the new deal or the OPA quit abruptly at 10 min utes past midnight after he had talked since CST Thursday afternoon in an attempt to prevent the extension bills passage before the existing price control law ex pires at midnight Sunday Time after time ODaniel called upon his colleagues for help in an undertaking he conceded he could not carry out alone Senators Bridges RN H and Reed R Kans gave his aching vocal chords a few brief rests by asking questions But none hit the saw dust trail in a campaign ODaniel contended meant salvation of the country Senator Lanfer RN a demonstrated marathon talker was reported trying to arrange airplane transportation back to Washington from Fargo N Dak But even his arrival for a session beginning at U a m could mean only an hours delay in the final result For ODaniel tired of feet and of voice agreed with the rest of the senate a few minutes after midnight that no one should talk more than once or more than an hour before the vote on the bill Senator Elmer Thomas 0 who waited patiently for 8 hours Thursday to get in his licks on OPA was the only other sena tor who indicated he wanted to talk again even for the allowed hour A vole Friday sending the bill to President Truman still would leave the final fate of OPA in doubt Mr Truman is being urged by his economic advisers including OPA Chieftain Paul Porter and Stabili zer Chester Bowles to veto it Democratic Leader Barkley is counseling the president to sign contending the measure represents the best deal the ad ministration can get out of con gress on its disputed price control authority The measure continues prica controls a full year but it contains changes in present law which Bowles has termed inflationary booby traps If a veto is forthcoming Bark ley told a reporter he does not know what the result might be Some OPA opponents have pre dicted that congress would refuse to enact any temporary extension of present powers thus letting OPA die Atomic Bomb Test Will Go on Radio New York Anyone whod like to hear an atom bomb go off can do so by turning on a radio provided Operation Crossroads isnt delayed by un favorable weather All major radio networks aro set to pool their facilities and per sonnel for a broadcast from Bikini atoll beginning at 4 p m which will include eyewitness counts interviews with and military men voices of crew men aboard the bombing and the blast of the bomb itseli nn Pay more than 296900000 a year to ride the ways 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