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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY A US BES ttOlttis i t THE NEWSPAPER THAT EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NflGHEORS Associated PTCM md tttdltd Press Full Leased Wires CFive CenU a Copy One Man s Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE SCGLO ftUsoo CUT Snudty p m Ames Wednesday t m SU1 City Wediiudj p m Qufney HL fiatardsr 0 p m O Our Two Russia and U S one who is hopelessly blind or unbelievably stupid fail to sense that the 2 great rnjitary and economic powers of the world United States and Rus have drifted rap the scant year since they wore bound to each other by the tics of war against a common enemy Many in this country who dur ing the war were filled with afl ration for the Russians and their eoic fight against the Hitler in vader have been forced to write rwn that high estimate by rea of Moscows uncooperative sometimes surly attitude In in ternational affairs of recent months Once I addressed one of my commentaries to that very subject and let it be used by an organiza tion set up for the purpose of ad vancing understanding arid friend ship between our country and the Soviet Union I referred to Rus sas gallant fight against odds her staggering loss in life and property My conclusion was that Russia by this performance had quali Jied for the undying gratitude of the nations and the peoples of the world And I havent changed my mind about that My regret is that ihe rather their spokesmen in world arent measuring up in peace to standard they set in war T could go a long way toward understanding and justifying Russia in her insistence on nhigging up those gates to the which on numerous pcca ions have opened up to admit in fding armies I fully appreciate iier insistence on friendly govern ments in adjacent countries Im not critical of her for re claiming territories which histori alybelonged to her anfl I nn rsfand if I dont admire her to compensate herself out I conquered lands for some of hi property losses tlicted onherduring But in the time since the end of the war and more especially in recent months there have hten indications too clear for mistaking that Russia has much imre than these things in mind are plain to the point of inung ominous that the old design of communism for world domina is still alive TTS for this reason that I am gratified to note that the policy n appeasement originated a dozen v ars ago is being markedly modified these days by our American state department Weve rrned realist Latest manifestation of this was In the Bernard Baruch on atomic bombs The of fer to cease the manufacture of lie Abombs and move into a of international control vis conditioned on acceptance by e United Nations of an end to present setnp in which a na iin by its veto may block action an aggressor nation It was Russia that insisted on Us provision in the charter of Jie United Nations and its Rus sia now that objects to the Baruch In Germany in the Balkans in Manchuria in Italy and in Poland Tncle Sam has called a halt on Russias roughshod methods of procedure Our recent loan to France was timed just ahead of a general election to give communism a snund shellacking at the polls Weve let it be known too that ve think a rigged court is trying Iikhailovitch in Yugoslavia We ncognize Tito for the Russian p Jppet that he is at the base of this in ability thus far of Russia and iiie western democracies to get rlong And is there a chance of cooing better in the future These are 2 questions Ill try to answer in the remainder of this commentary AT the bottom of course is the fundamental antagonism to democracy or to any other sys torn of government than commun ism While the original Marxism in Russia has been greatly modi fied in the direction of democ racy Stalin and his handpicked cohorts still refuse to see any good in democracy Russias leaders are highly re fentfu of criticisms which have been directed their way by Brit ish and American correspondents following closeup inspections of tie communistic way of life They simply cant understand a free press No writer in Russia is per mitted to utter so much as a word of criticism against the soviet government More than that jour nalists from outside are barred from entering Russia except on special invitation and then only CONTKVUED ON PAGE Z MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 1 1916 Paper Consists oJ Two Oaa BOMB SINKS 3 SHIPS 4TH HEAVILY DAMAGED ATOMIC BLAST AT huge cloud mushrooms upward over Bikini a few seconds after the atom bomb blast Photo was made by Associated Press Photographer Jack Kice still picture pool representative from the sky tedge of the flagship USS flit McKinley and radioed to TVFlancisco over the joint armynavy task force radio photo AP Wirephoto Retail Prices in Iowa Hold But Rent Increases Common Des Moines Bakery v Strike Ups Bread Price to 25Cents By THE ASSOCATED PRESS Elect lowan Estes Park Colo El sie M Fenton Des Moines wa elected secretary of the American Federation of Soroptimist Club nuuuiauon or aoroptirmst Club Retail prices in Iowa generally at federations bien ere unchanged Mondavthe 7l convention Weather Report tn jji Kvjuus areas took advantage of the 1st Mason City Clear and sunny with Of JlC ftlOntil tA Tnnrlpmfc were uncnanged Ist day in mere than 4 years they werentunder OPA control Reports of increased rentals however were fairly common as landlords in previous rentcontrol ui U1C llr at the month to issue 30day no tices Some property owners ad vised tenants there would be no rent increases A few isolated reports of high er prices especially on such scarce food items as meat and butter were received and one store in Des Moines where bakers have been on strike for 2 months was reported charging 25 cents a loaf for bread In general however Iowa re tailers were holding the price line Some apparently were deter mined to do their part to prevent any runaway inflation others were sitting tight in the expecta tion that congress will soon pass some sort of OPA extension while still others indicated they feared public reaction to suddenly boost ed prices Grocery chains in Des Mofries hafl orders from their headquar ters to makeno changes in prices even on meat and butter and other merchants appeared to be taking the same stand All employes of the Des Moines district OPA office were on the job Monday but Director Walter D Kline said we are not estab ishing nor adjusting prices on anything either commodities or rents Our field workers are not actively working and we are ac cepting no interviews Clinton merchants were almost unanimous in announcements that they contemplate no immediate price hikes and will hold that line as long as possible One of the citys largest renting agents said no rent increases are planned for the present A few landlords there 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum told tenants their rents unchanged be At Davenport the chairman of the Retail Merchants Bureau said he did not believe OPAs de mise would bring higher prices there as long as merchants are able to maintain present against increased costs Wholesalers and retailers prices at possible and most of them indi cated they believe a new OPA bill will be passed soon Marshalltown Mayor W H Hull said he would seek authority for a new assessment of property there to increase real estate prices if rents sky rocket Marshalltown did not have rent control moderate temperatures and cool Monday night Fair am warmer Tuesday Iowa Fair and rather cool Mon day night Generally fair an warmer Tuesday Minnesota Fair and rather coo Monday night Generally fai and warmer Tuesday but with scattered afternoon or evenini thundershowers in extreme wes portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 82 52 66 06 70 51 GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday Precipitation 81 66 69 41 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 53 RAYBURN SEES HOUSE ACTION FOR OPA BILL Barkley Predicts No Hope for Early Action by Senate on Measure Washington Hay urn forecast after a white house jonference Monday that the house will vote temporary extension of 3PA but Senate Majority Leader Barkley KY held out no hope of early senate action For 15 minutes congressional leaders talked with President Tru man over the situation created by the end of OPA Sunday midnight after Mr Truman vetoed an ex tension bill which he called Im possible Barkley told reporters he hoped hat the senate could work out a more permanent piece of legisla tion that will be acceptable Rayburn said he expected the house to pass a resolution restor ing price controls for 20 days Such temporary action pending permanent legislation was asked by Mr Truman in his veto mes sage Meanwhile OPA is dead Throughout the country its end was marked by confusion uncer tainty and sharp political cross With OPA passed the myriad of regulations that have governed the nations economy for the last 4A years Prices on the nations commod ity markets rounded upwardas tradliig teran oa OPA less motors copper rubber and mail order shares rose from to more than 3 a share in early trading on the New York stock exchange Cotton futures jumped more than 53 a bale at New York and rose hte limit of at New Or leans In Chicago and Minneapolis the grain markets responded sim ilarly Early prices on the Chi cago livestock market jumped from to a hundred pounds with many being held for still higher returns At the capital as Barkley spoke Senator ODaniel DTex again blocked an effort by Senator Wag ner DN Y to introduce a res olution to revive OPA and con tinue its operations until July 20 ODaniel first had blocked in troduction Saturday Under senate rules introduction of the continuing resolution now have to be delayed until jesday Further objections at that time would delay its consider ation by a committee until the following day NORTH IOWAN DIES OF BLAST Nelson 50 who was injured in the explosion of a Great Western locomotive boile at the depot at Harlan May J died at a hospital in Harlan at a m Monday He suffered firsl and second degree burns invesiisral Surviving are his wife his parwas begun MondVy in a car ents Mr and Mrs Frank Nelson J and a sister Mrs Fred Graves all of Clarion There are no chil dren August M Trager of Belmonc explosion His injuries were not so serious BOMB BLAST heavy cruiser USS Pensacola with her damaged is shown m Bikini lagoon after the atomic bomb blast This joint armynavy task force photo was radioed to San Francisco Monday AP Wirephoto OPA Situation in Brief Retaliation up 2 cents a quart in some places but most shoppers find meat food and other merchandise at OPA levels ranging between 15 and 33 per cent wide spread except in Massachusetts New York and Washington D C Florida resort rents soar as high as 300 per cent futures jump 53 bale at New York S5 limit at New Orleans corn up 5 cent limit at Chicagoindustrial shares up 51 to 3 Gordon WHitt 6 Drowns in Sand Pit at Lincoln Mills Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS rm 1 A leaders forecast early house ap I proval of OPA extension but delay in senate following white house Z CdUO jTXllaC conference in Palestine Jerusalem of re taliation came from the Jewish underground as British troops held 2000 persons for investigation Monday following sweeping weekend security operations dur ing which four parsons were killed and a number injured The secret radio of the Jewish resistance movement The Voice of Israel trumpeted that Bri tain has declared war on Ihe Jew ish community and added omi nously We will return H In Tel Aviv leaflet bombs were exploded by the Jewish extremist organization Irgtm Zvai Leumi spreading pamphlets which charged that Palestine Jews had had their Pearl Harbor because they had been attacked by the British at the moment of mutual negotiations The pamphlets urged immediate formation of an underground Jew ish government and unification of all Jewish resistance groups in cluding Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern Gang of extremists At the same time a high Jewish source in Tel Aviv announced that meetings had been called throughout Palestine to consider a retaliatory passive resistance movement similar to those under taken by nationalists in India Passive resistance would include nonpayment of taxes a strike by all Jews in government service and complete noncooperation with the British in other ways this source declared Boy Was Wading With Brother Steps Off Into Only Deep Spot Gordon Whitt 6 year old son of Mr and Mrs Holland Whitt who are working the Lloyd Wep king farm across from Lincoln Mills more familiarly known as the Red Mill drowned while wad ing in a sane pit about 11 oclock Monday morning He had gone to the pit with his brother Gale 5 while their moth er was working in the garden a short distance away He stepped off into the only deep spot in the pit The little brother ran back to tell his mother but the boy could not be found until officers from the sheriffs office and the Mason City fire department ar rived on the scene The body was in the water about an hour An inhalator was used in an effort to revive him Coroner R E Smileywas called to the scene The body was taken to the Major funeral home PROBE IOWA GAR BUS COLLISION Newton i cilision killed and another serious injured Edward Krivett 40 Burbank Cal died of 3 concussion and head cuts and his wife suffprpd cuU and a eg Sheriff Ray Barber said that Krivett apparently drove his car 2 IOWANS DIE IN GAR CRASH 5 Go to Hospital from Auto Collision Atlantic Jones 40 and Milt Bachman 70 both of Silver City Iowa were killed Monday and 5 other occupants of their car were hospitalized as re sult of a collision on highway 6 a mile west of Lewis Lafe Conrad of Griswold driver of the second car was unhurt Patrol Sgi Lloyd Meyer said Conrad drove onto the highway without stopping the eastbound car driven by Jones and causing it to roll over 3 times Jones body was hurled 60 feet and the car reportedly bounced 15 feet in the air on the first roll The injured were Mrs Lelha Jones severe bruises Gerald Jones 13 compound leg fracture LeRoy Jones 15 fractured wrist Gail Bachman 5 head cuts all of Silver City and Mrs Jones fa ther Roy Bachman Council Bluffs facial lacerations and pos sible back injuries too far off the trying to pass pavement while ha The 24 persons on the bus wer only shaken or slightly bruised Krivett was movie industry employed in in Burbank the SOME ANIMALS SURVIVE ATOM TEST INFERNO Explosion Damages 32 Ships 1 Drone Plane Goes Out of Control Off Bikini Aloll Ad miral W H P Blandy announced Monday that the atom bomb ex loded above a 73 ship guinea pig eet in Bikini lagoon sank 3 amaged a 4th so heavily it is ex ected to sink and damaged at east 32 others There was no loss of human life n the gigantic test of the effects f an atomic bomb explosion on aval craft Blandy announced One drone ship that flew irough the gigantic radioactive loud that arose from thelagoon ent out of control and was lost Some of the animals aboard one f the target ships are alive llandy reported He did not ideh ify the ship However Blandy aid This is probably not signi tcant as the ship was some dis ance from the target cluster He aid he did not know as yet what lad happened to animals on ships learer the center of the explo ion The Columbia Broadcasting System quoted Rear Admiral C A Solberg as saying that goats which took the place of men on Atom Bomb Explosion Fails to Register on California Seismograph Pasadena Cal UP The Bikini atomic bomb explosion failed to register on the California Institute of Technology seismograph col lege scientists said Monday The 5000 mile distance was too approaching great for our instruments to pick up any reaction although we made 1 efforts to get a recording mologists said The local seismograph recordec the New Mexico bomb explosion about 800 mil Ceiling prices still on said a sign in the window of a Mason City Federal avenue retail store Monday morning That seemed to be the concensus among local retailers at least until there is an indication of what con gress will do concerning the sud den termination of OPA and its ceiling prices Were making a profit on what were selling answered one clothier and we cant expect to Marshalltown said they would anc we cant expect to hold to present prices as long as laile Prices and hold our trade possible and most of them inrii doubt ouu find many increases A food dealer gave almost the same answer Were satisfied aiu iic ivuuia seex auuionty with what were getting so long new assessment of property as the wholesale prices dont go to increase real estatp nnVos UB Were stavine with tho niri up Were staying with the ceilings old Another grocery and meat mar old Price Ceilings Pending OPA Action ket proprietor gave virtually the same answer but admitted that there were the makings of a bay ing splurge locally People seem o be afraid of a price raise he said were selling more sugar particularly Sugar remains under rationing restrictions I the price ceiling went out of existence with OPA One downtown retailer admitted that he might increase prices on some items if congress fails to act and declared that the same would be true of retailers generally if they would admit it He gave an example of an item which came into his store recently at a price which would not permit him to sell it under OPA ceilings at a profit He ordered his clerk not to sell it If I do sell it he said will beat a price which will at least pay the overhead But he added that he had not yet put it on sae and said he would hold it until he saw what congress is going to do Jacob E Decker and Sons the Mason City unit of Armour and company reported that it would adhere to the old ceiling prices We are bidding the same for cattle and hogs and we are holding to the old prices to our customers a spokesman said His statement was made despite a price increase of nearly 50 per cent at Chicago on live beef The ceiling on prime beef was a hundred pounds of which the government paid as a subsidy Monday the bids ranged as high as without the subsidy At Omaha the top was on cat tle Chicago hogs were up as much as a hundred The market on butter at Chi cago was so confused that no quotation was offered on the press association wires The manager of State Brand Cream eries Inc at Mason City A L Ronneberg said that because of the confusion and pending con gressional action ceiling prices would be adhered to by his firm He admitted that if no congres sional action is taken the demand for butter and its scarcity might logically be expected to boost the price 10 cents o cover the subsidy and an additional 10 cents above that to make the retail price about 75 cents a pound The general reaction locally seemed to be Lets wait and see what congress does Frederick B Shaffer director the local office rent control OPA said Monday that the offic will be open to the public and u the present provisions of the ac are renewed the present ren ceilings and eviction controls an regulations will be reinstated As of Monday however evic tions from living accommodations will be governed by local laws said Mr Shaffer 30 days notici must be given for termination o rental agreement and 3 day nottci U surrender premises and the or Iginal notice must be served ti regain possession through an ac tion of eviction in the coarse Validity of a demand for in crease of rents during the possibl interim period depends on th terms of a rental agreement sail Mr Shaffer He added that ther will be no serving of notices o physical inspections of propert by his office during this period Sorth lowans in Atomic Bomb Test Four North Iowa men had prominent parts in ihe atom bomb test at Bikini Sunday Clarence Olson seaman of Bode was one of 9 Iowa boys on the Appalachian Lt Lester F Vrchota of Nora Springs was a member of the crew of one of 3 B29s which plotted the weather around the isles choseo for the test see picture on state page Milton Alfred Galloway of Corwith was on the aircraft carrier ShangriLa and Johnny S Homes of Woden on the V S S Palmyra he battleship Pennsylvania were not injured and that minnows vere found still swimming in the vater around the vessel The boxscore Sunk The unarmored trans ports GilHam and Carlisle and ths destroyer Lamson Badly Damaged and Expected to Destroyer Allcrton Heavily SS Skate Japanese battleship Nagato and cruiser Sakawa American battleships Arkansas he light carrier Independence the heavy cruiser Pensacola and one landing ship Lightly Damaged Battleships Pennsylvania New York and Ne vada carrier Saratoga cruiser Salt Lake City landing craft me dium No 1 yard oiler No 160 and 12 other unidentified ships Numerous of them all out with the excep ion of the one aboard the Inde pendence Blandy said in his 2nd report We have been unable to get close enough to her to success ully fight it presently She looks ust like she has been hit by a camikazc Damaged by fire Destroyer Wilson transports Bris coe Niagara Bladen Banner Butte and Cortland The thinlyarmored Lamson was the only armored fighting ship sent lo the bottom but Vice Ad miral W II P Blanfly command er of the combined task force ex pressed enthusiasm over the suc cessful test of an atom bomb against naval power as a steady stream of reports reached his flag ship As the lethal rays left by Sun days bomb dissipated scientific crews entered the target area to report the actual damage and learn the effect of the above wa ter bomb burst on the animals which took the place of men on ths target ships Mexicos elevation ranges from 3000 feet in the southeastern part of the state to 14000 feet atop the highest mountains in the north Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 4   

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