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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             d NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF AN9 ARCHIVED oes UOIHCS u Aisoclated Pica and United Press Full Leased MAKES ML NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IQWA TUESDAY JULY Z This Pater Combtoot 1o SecUomSectlon 600 JAJJQMPBOMISE SUPPORT GROWS ENDS CAMPAIGNIn shirt sleeves Senator Theodore GBiIbo makes his final speech in the campaign nomination in Mississippi where charges of intimidation to keep negroes from voting in Wednesdays election were made AP JacksonMiss a promise of federal protection Negroes joined white persons Tuesday in voting in Mississippis democratic primary election They were not molested The issue of whether Negroes could vote had been highpointed during the campaign by an appeal by Senator Theo G Bilbo who seeks rernomination to every redblooded AngloSaxon in Mis sissippi to use whatever means are necessary to keep Negroes from the polls Twenty five Negroes were among the first 45 persons to vote in the 31st precinct at Across the street in the 32nd pre cinct one Negro was among 30 early voters Negro voters had the assurance of Attorney General Tom Clark inWashington that the justice de partment would back up the su preme courts ruling which he said makes federal law in this question entirety clear Bilbo in campaign addresses has defied the federal government to enforce Negro voting rights and has offered his legal services to defend anyone who gets in trouble preventing Negroes from casting ballots RENTS BOOSTED IN MASON CITY 1 Increase of 350 Per Cent Is Reported Its a good thing its coming in the summertime was the reac tion of one Mason Gityan as Fred erick B Shaffer director of the office of rent control here an nounced 8 rent increases reported to him including one ol 350 per cent The 350 per cent increase was only a smallapartment which was boosted from B5fl to S2Z a month Another increase was from S15 to S30 a month and a third from S30 to S50 Shaffer said reported 2 landlords had filed3day notices ofeviction on tenants and 2 had filed 30 day notices He asked that anyone re ceiving a notice of eviction or termination of rental contract no tify the rent control office in the Federal building telephone 296 The rent control office will re main open until the final disposi tion of the OPA controls by con gress he said Most of the land lords contacted by the local office have been in favor of keeping rent controls in Mason City Shaf fer said MidContinent Manager Dies at Waterloo Home ry s Wurster 54 general manager of the farm specialty merchandise department of the MidContinent Petroleum Corp died Tuesday at 11 a m in his home in Waterloo Irom a cerebral hemorrage He had been bedfast since June 20 Northern division manager of MidContinent for 15 years Wurs ter was elevated to his present position a year ago Report Campaign Expenses Moines Leo P report 1 to the secretary of states office Iowa Woman Commits Suicide by Driving Knife Into Head Dubuque Mrs Flora Allen V4 who Chief of Police Joseph Strub said drove a fourinch par ing knife into her skull with a hammer died Tuesday morning in a hospital The woman was found in the kitchen of her home lying in a pool of blood early Monday the chief said and at first was thought dead Coroner F S Leonard was summoned and he found the woman still alive Examination disclosed that the fourinch blade of a paring knife had been driven into the top of the womans head the chief said and bruises surrounding the wound indicated that a hammer been used to force the sharp blade through the skull structure Chief Strub said investigation of the case disclosed that Mrs Al len had ended her own life 2 YearOld Boy Takes Wild Ride in Auto Wichita Kans Police c called to investigate an accident discovered the uninjured driver of the car involved was slightly un derage He was twoyear old Ronnie Hall son of Mr and Mrs Glenn Hall Patrolman Ben Calvert said Ronnie started the car apparently left in gear after finding the keys on a table inside the house The car traveled about 50 feet grazed one tree and smashed into another Ronnie completed the drive without a scratch Calvert esti mated the damage to the car at An increase flow of hogs to the Mason City market was antici pated for Wednesday as the result of a price boost of 60 cents an nounced just before noon Tuesday in an obvious attempt to capture part of the heavy shipments to Chicago The boost by Jacob E Decker and Sons local unit of Armour and company put their high for hogs at SIS compared with at Chicago and Mondays 51850 highest Chicago bid since X919 The market fluctuated consid erably in the face of the increased supplies but on most hogs below the top grades therewas only about 75 cents spread between the Big 4 Agrees on Trieste in Principle BULLETIN Paris foreign min isters council agreed in principle Tuesday on the internationaliza tion of Trieste but has not yet agreed on a statute for the Adri atic port Sen Arthur Aanden bergr said Paris an accord on the knotty problem of Trieste ap parently within their grasp the Big Four foreign ministers seemed on the verge Tuesday of setting the date for a 21nation genera European peace conference The council Monday in what western power sources described as a very great advance adopt ed French Foreign Minister Georges Biflaults compromise proposal for Yugoslavias western frontier but both Secretary of State James F Byrnes and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin said they wanted more time to consider a companion project for internationalizing Trieste They said they would givetheir answers Tuesday Russian Foreign Minister Vyacheslav MMolotov inone of the most dramatic moments oi these conferences accepted both proposals Monday thus agreeing to establish the new ItalianYugo slav boundary along a line running generally from Tarvisio to Gori zia thea over to a lew miles east of Trieste and downto the coast just south of Capodistria This line which generally fol lows one previously proposed by the British and Americans de prives Yugoslavia the Tarvia railway from Austria to the coast and the Monfalcone shipyards which would remain Italian GORDOrWHiTT SERVICES SET Rites for Drowning Victim on Wednesday Funeral services for Gordon Roland Whitt 6 who drowned Monday in a sand pit on his parents farm northwest of Mason City will be held Wednesday at p m at the Major Memorial chapel with the Rev H P Hum Mason City and Chicago bid Con sidering freight charges and shrink it was believed likely that this would attract hogs to Mason City from a considerable territory The local packing plant which has received no cattle this week only 33 head last week and 19 the week before held steady at the former OPA ceiling on cattle A line of cattle trucks more than 3 miles long forced rerout ine of Omoha bus lines Tuesday as that market topped the nation with estimated receipts ot 10000 cattle In contrast with Mondays low receipts and allUme high price of a hundred prices jjt Tuesday reached only 521 still far above last weeks OFA ing of ceil Order buyers representing out ofstate packers took most of the cattle as in OPA days local packers stili trying to buy at ceil ing prices Several Omaha down town retailers said they had re fused to pay boosted prices asked by their meat suppliers The Chicago market was almost swamped by both cattle and hog receipts as the result of Mondays upsurge in prices but Chicago cat tle nevertheless scored a record high of 50 cents above Mon days high and above the old Stricken With Polio Moines WA 25yearold X cases of ramnaior BOIS IN separated these brothers Gaile 5 at the left and Gordon 6 riffht when the latter stepped into a deep hole and drowned in a sand pit in which they were wadinc Monday mominsr near the Red Mill They are sons ot Mr and Mrs Roland Whitt Lock ford pastor of the First Baptist church officiating Bom Dec 34 1939 in Mason City Gordon had attended Lin coln Township District No 5 school He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Ann Surviving are his parents Mr and Mrs George Roland whitt a brother Gaile Richard Whitt 5 who was withhim at the time OPA ceilingl The flow of stock into the yards at Chicago began at midnight when the cattle trucks began lin ing up outside the stockyards gates The sudden increaseiin ar rivals was more sensational in view of the fact that many stock men consider Tuesday as a nor mally slack day One stockyards source believed that shippers were trying to get their animals to market before possible reimposition of OPA ceilings On the basis of arrivals it ap peared that the domestic meat supply would be better filled for a time at least no matter what congressional action was taken on the OPA Salable hog receipts at Chicago were 19000 head with an addi tional 4000 consigned direct to packinghouses for the largest one day total since January Cattle also came in heavily 9500 re ceipts being the biggest Tuesday run since January Prices slumped sharply on ear ly rounds at the stockyards with cattle acutely lower and hogs mov ing slowly at about S2 lower than Mondayshigh mark of 51850 v Similar conditions held th out most of the leading mar Claim Torture Acts on Jews in Palestine London Locker a member of the world executive otthe Jewish agency told a press conference Tuesday he had re ceived reports alleging acts of tor ture on Jewish men and women detained at the Athlit camp near Haifa Palestine He said former inmates of the Buchenwald prison In Germany were beaten at another Palesiine camp Commenting on the military police operations in Palestine Locker declared The world must know that the situation is graver than has been painted by the British press or in the house of commons and it is getting graver from hour to hour Locker declared that the male population of the collective set tlement of Yagui including boys over 10 years of age had been arrested and detained at Athlit A number of houses at Yagui destroyed he added trees were cut down fields ploughed up vineyards partly destroyed and the waterinstallations made unworkable The Jewish committee in Pal estine he said already has issued a warning to the government that unless what it termed attacks on Jews were stopped and Jewish leaders were freed the committee would have to proclaim a policy of civil disobedience Mass Violence Flares in Hollywood Strike Hollywood violence flared Tuesday at two major stu dios as pickets clashed with police escorting nonstriking workers through studio gates First reports said several per sons were felled in clashes at War ner Brothers studio in Burbank and at MGM studio in Culver City At Universal studio Marvin H Hoffman 41 a picket of the strik ing conference studio unions was stabbed in a clash with non strikers and was taken to the Bounty General hospital Sherman 3 Osmond 34 identified by police as a member of nonstriking un ion was arrested in connection with the affray THEN AND Heaviest T i UdtViC since January 9500 head jammed the Chicago stockyards in answer to Mondays bid of a hundredweight for prime beef The picture above shows the Tuesday jam in the pens of the sprawling stockyards The one below was taken April 3 years except for the 5th Ship Sinks as Crews Battle Flames at Bikini intoAther2nd WFirefightinS crews worked on tevens Mason City expressed surprise af the lively unimportant damage in flicted upon the heavier ships by Mondays air drop but noted that such ships are difficult to sink unless they sustain underwater damage The 2nd atomic blast is to be set off under water with the sea transmitting a terrific blow to the hulls of the test fleet The lagoon at midafternoon Tuesday still was reacting from blast and lethal radiation of Sun days aerial burst Brig Gen Roger M Ramey air force com mander reported from Kwajalein He termed the operation a com plete and unqualified success Forrestal warned against pre mature conclusions but voiced one generality as the result of his own observations There still will be navies in the future Whether crewmen could have lived through the blast remained an unanswered question bat sci entists expect to learn much by observing the effects of the rays upon surviving test animals tethered at battle stations aboard the target fleet Fifth test ship to sink was the broken Japanese cruiser Sakawa modern warship welded in stead of riveted and consequently much stronger structurally First listed as missing the de stroyer Anderson later was an nounced definitely sunk as were the attack transports Gilliam and Carlisle and the destroyer Lamson Badly damaged were the carrier Independence battleship Arkan sas Japanese battleship Nagato heavy cruiser Pensacola submar ine Skate and a tank landing ship Some 25 others were dam aged in varying degree and few unscathed Nevertheless it was by no means a test of airpower against the navy General Ramey an nounced The primary task of the airforces was to demonstrate the flexibility of air power and atomic power he explained Other radio reports said that all of armys BI7 drones had re turned to Eniwetok radiolosically hot with the lethal rays from 2 of them particularly intense Han dlers were unable to approach them A quick tour of the Bikini la goon Tuesday showed that the In to a gutted shell but still borne the brunt of the blast along with the bullseye ship Nevada the Pen sacola and the Sakawa day compared with 23400 a week ago arid 54500 a year ago Sioux City had a total of 16000 salable hogs and Indianapolis Ind 20000 while Omaha Nebr netted 10000 head of cattle to lead all markets The Iowa Packing Co Des Moines reported very light cat tle and hog receipts Monday John Morrell and Co Ottumwa an nounced layoff of employes in the pork division because of inability to get hogs and Armour Cudahy and Swift packing plants at Sioux City bought only a few lowpriced cattle Monday Harry Bookey president of the Bookey Packing Co Des Moines said farmers were reluctant to sell livestock and buyers dont know what to offer Tobiii Packing Co Estherville resumed full operations Monday Blue Requests Observance of Rent Control Des Moines than a day alter price ceilings became in effective Gov Robert D Blue pro claimed a state of emergency in Iowa and asked citizens through out the state to observe former OPA rent ceilings Blue acted under the general police powers of his office in re questing Tuesday that rent control provisions heretofore in effect x x x be observed by all citizens of the state He asked all magistrates and peace officers to withhold serving eviction notices which grew out of increased rent demands Similar action had been taken by governors Alabama Massa chusetts and New Jersey New York put its rent control law into effect and Chester Bowles retir ing economic stabilizer called on all chief executives to freeze rents at Junu 30 OPA levels Property owners throughout Iowa displayed various reactions to the ending of OPA Some con tinued the same rentals they had under OPA others took advantage of the chance to boost rents on the first day of the month The Iowa OPA remained on the job although of ficially the organization was dead that several hundred people telephoned during the day to report rent increases ranging from to a month higher At Cedar Falls Robert Corn ing said he increased a tenants rent from to a month in an effort to get an undesirable tenant to move Mrs Fred Hart kie the tenant said they had a new home under construction which would be ready in a month OPA reported one instance in which a tenants garage stove and refrigerator privileges were taken away and his rent increased Blues action actually affected only 17 cities and surrounding areas since that was all that had OPA rent control Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warmer Tuesday night Wednesday part ly cloudy and continued warm with scattered light showers late afternoon or evening Iowa Generally fair and warmer Tuesday night with scattered Ihundcrsbowers developing jn extreme west and northwest portion Partly cloudy and con tinued warm Wednesday with scattered thundershowers in central and west ota Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday night with scattered thundershowers in west portion Scattered thunder showers and continued warm Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 53 At 8a m Tuesday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum gj Minimum 54 HOPE DISAPPEARS IN SENATE DEBATE House Votes Temporary Control Revival for 20 Days by 283 to 61 Washington support for recreating OPA along altered lines President Truman might ac cept developed in the senate bank committee Tuesday even as Senator Radcliffe who supported he Taft profit amend ment Mr Truman criticized so seierely in vetoing the price rcon bill told a reporter he is inclined to back a compra With the committee split almost evenly between those who want OPA revived in a form agreeable to Mr Truman and those who want controls relaxed as provided m the vetoed bill the vote the Iowas Vote Washington Iowa representatives voted with the majority ana 1 with the minor ity when the house by a vote of 283 to 61 Monday passed and sent to the senate a resolution which would extend price con trol law for 20 days Voting for the extension were Reps Cun ningham Hoevcn and Talle against were Dollivcr Gwynne Jensen and Martin All arere pubhcans Rep Le Compte is in the Philippines was among the 75 representatives listed as absent or not voting Maryland senator may be deciding when the issue is fought out again within the potent banking group And that is where the next fight is due nouse after hours of heated debateMonday sweptthrough an emergency bill that wouia have clamped back price and rent con i UP July 20 The vote was lo ol But with he senate leadership intent on avoiding 2 scraps with in a month the house action on a temporary extender appeared to have been for naught There were these other develop ments as the nation went into its 2nd day ot a completely free econ omy j departments price index for basic things as livestock grains hides textiles and 7 7 points Monday compared with a rise of ot 1 point last week Farm products accounted for most of the surge 2 OPA Chief Paul Porter broadcasting to agency employes across the nation asserted that rising stock and commodity prices are an ominous sign that specu lators are already placing bets on inflation But he insisted that price control would win out 3 Despite the soaring prices at primary markets retailers for the most part held to OPA ceilings Meat was a notable exception when it could be found 4 The sharpest jump of all was m rents with advances running up lo onethird more in many places and out of sight in s few This prompted Chester Bowles retiring stabilization director to urge governors Tuesday night to invoke their emergency powers to freeze rentals 5 Republican efforts in the house to put through a separate rent control measure hit a tempo mittee insisted that the price and rent control issue be handled in one legislative package A similar measure m the senate was routed to that chambers banking com Thus the developing aa appeared w oe e the full effect of OPAs death be felt for at least a week and thC to who cri a radio address Monday night told a re e willing to make some m his presidentially cri tmendment so long as any ins the principle of mak ing prices keep pace with cost in creases on major items n JnneJ6 Sti stronS sentiment among some senators to prevent passage of any legislation to re store price controls as evidenced vented Senator Wagner DN Y ntroducing the 20day ex m the senate Monday le Texan had some support VinT7 that il was a OPA expired Sunday night Senator Bridges R announced from his home in New Hampshire that he was returning to Wash ington to fight any move to re vive OPA even in restricted form   

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