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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTOKY AN9 ARCHIVES DE8 vUOINES I A VOL LH THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Preu and United Press Full Leaicd Wires One Mans Opinion Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Haion Citj gnnliy p m WOI Amw VltlauttT fU f m WSUI Iowa City WednetdT m HTAB QaUcy m SitnrtUy 8 p m If Congress Expects to Regain Prestige NOT long ago I was seated in the galleries of the United States senate waiting for the vote on an important measure the British loan proposal It was at night and the senators had con tinued their session with the un derstanding that there would be a showdown on the muchdis cussed measure Seated near me in the galleries were about 50 boys and girls of high school age They were from Florida I learned They had come up to the national capital as guests of one of their senators for the purpose of learning at first hand how their federal gov ernment operates Was there a on the loan proposal that night No Why not Because one member of the senate Senator Langer of North Dakota was attempting a one man filibuster Late in the aft ernoon he had gained the floor and in lull conformity with the rules of the upper house he was refusing to yield FOR 3 long hours I heard him drone on and on talking about just about everything un der the canopy of cept the subject on which his fel low senators had expected to cast Big 4 Council in Deadlock on Peace Parley their vote For an hour or 2 he talked about some veteran in his state who had received a raw Seal from his government For a time he dis cussed the gentle game of croquet Then he started reading from f what purported to be an nnex pnrpted book by Andrew Car negie M Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 1946 This Paper Consists of Two 233 MAY CLAIMS SINISTER ATTACKS UCH of the time he was seatec on top of his desk with his legs contorted in a most undigni fied way At times his marathon speech took the form of joshing conversation with his colleagues on the republican side of the Chamber RobertP Taft par ticularly Once an attempt was made on a technicality of parliamentary procedure to silence him It was claimed that In another speech he had directed an insult at one of his colleagues Senator Ful bright of Arkansas But he offeree a formal that was that He was free to drone on Ultimately he took his seat Whether it was from physical fa tigue or at the bidding of som of his colleagues from whom hi took orders I didnt learn Bu the result was delaying the vote on the British loan until late the next afternoon The will of the senate majority liad been flag rantly within th rules of the upper house too WHAT happened to those kid from Florida who had com to the senate expecting to be im pressed by its dignity and de corum AU of them had departei in utter disgust It must have taken a good bi of oratory on the part of their host Senator Andrews to con vmce them that the welfare o their country was being advance In such a scene as they had wit ncssed As a matter of fact the little episode Ive recalled here can be taken as a principal explanation of why the congress of the United States has fallen to such a low level of public esteem TT isnt that resentatives and either crooked or ignorant Taken individually they stack up very well in both ability and integrity Its that theyre still using out moded tools One of these is the filibuster But there are others many others An M Wilson pub licity head for the Farm Bureau in Washington not long ago taking a closeup look at his government including congress Let me quote an excerpt from his report While yon are amazed by progress on the one hand you are dumbfounded by the lack of prog ress on the other hand Yon are qnlcbly brought to realize that while we have been making America great we have left ihe machine by which our country is governed in much the same state of repair as Washington Jefferson or Lincoln left it The art of government has became intricately complicated But there is nothing new about onr government machine except more and more gadgets The old drive wheel is the same that came from the minds and hands of the signers ofthe constitution The remarkable thing is that it has withstood the pressure as well 33 it has That then is the problem Were still trying to run the worlds greatest business enter prise with stage coach techniques And the wonder as Mr Wilson CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RUSSIA BALKS ON PROCEDURE OF CONFERENCE Byrnes and Bevin Favor Sending Invitations Now for Peace Meeting Paris foreign rninis ers council recessed after a morn ing meeting Monday still dead ocked on the question of sending out invitations for a 21nation peace conference July 29 Arguments that have marked Foreign Minister V M Molotovs oposition to sending invitations lor the conference unless they ivere accompanied by a strict code of rules for its procedure were presented again Monday in the face of pleas by Secretary Byrnes and Secretary Bevin to have the nvitattons go out immediately The American and British sec retaries said they were willing to discuss procedure rules as sug gestions but would not attempt to foist them on the other nations The ministers were to resume their session ate Monday Sources close to the council said that failure to reach an immediate solution of the procedural prob lem upon which the foreign min isters have been deadlocked since Friday night result in indefinite postponement of the proposed peace conference The Soviet news agency Tass meanwhile injected a new note of dissension into the proceedings by asserting that the British Ameri can and French representatives had begun secret talks concern ing Germany from which Russia was being excluded Tass said there was speculation in Paris that the reported talks concern not only economic but also other questions Whetherthere was any founda tion for the Tass report could not immediately be ascertained There have been private meetings here outside the foreign ministers coun cil and government officials from Belgium and countries that might have claims against conferred privately with the ministers in cluding Molotov There has been no official indication however of the nature of these talks House Beats British Loan Block Move Washington by President Truman to speed action the house beat down 181 to 67 Monday efforts to block consid eration of the Brit ish loanT The vote out he loan formally before the house for t days of de bate However it furnished no ac curate measure of the strength of the opposition as antiloan forces split on an effort by some mem bers to block consideration of the senateapproved legislation rati fying the credit President Truman in a letter sent to the capitol declared thai without the credit it will be diffi cult if not impossible to proceed with the United Nations program for international economic co operation ALEMAN CLAIMS MEXICO VICTORY 2 Deaths Occur in Voting on President Mexico City Ale man 42yearold candidate of the powerful government party PHI Monday claimed election as pres ident of Mexico in balloting Tues day which brought charges o fraud from his principal oppon ent former Foreign Minister Ezeq uiel Padilla Two deaths and a number o minor casualties marked the vot ing in which the army was usei for the first time in history to police polling places Although the results will not be known officially until Thursday Aleman declared there was nc doubt of his election and formally thanked the people of Mexico fo the great honor they have con ferred upon me His defcatwouk be regarded here as a tremendou political upset HUGHESGETS IN PLANE TAKES OFF CRASHESHoward Hughes millionaire sportsman climbed into his XF11 photographic plane Sunday afternoon for a maiden j IT j an minutes later crashed into a house Hughes was seriously injured and Monday was given a fighting chance to live Picture at top left shows Hughes getting into his plane The next photograph shows the experimental plane in flight The bottom picture is the result of the flight Firemen are probing the wreckage The column of flame at left is rising from a broken gas main AP Wirephoto PREDICTTRUMAN OPA APPROVAL Senators Head for Showdown on Bill Washington prediction of presidential approval was thrown behind the compromise OPA renewal bill Monday as sen ators dug in for a showdown fight over whether and revive Hughes Is Given Chance to Live After Plane Crash Skull Fractured and Collarbone Broken in Experimental Flight price controls With the nation entering its second week since the death of the warborn agency a capitol hill adviser to President Truman let it be known he has no doubt that the chief executive will sign the pending measure If leaders can bludgeon it through congress in its present form This official who declined to be quoted by name emphasized to a reporter that he was ing to forecast Mr Trumans re action if any of a new series of re stricting amendments are written into the measure during its pre carious course through the senate and a senatehouse committee conference The word that Mr Truman ap parently is satisfied with what Democratic Leader Berkley Ky was able to bring out of the banking committee was passed down through the ranks in an ob vious attempt to offset the crit icism voiced against the compro mise by OPA Administrator Paul Porter Porter said last week he sup ported Barkleys substitute for a previously approved profit pro vision by Senator Taft ROhio requiring that individual manu facturers be given increases over their Oct 1 to 15 1941 prices to cover the average gain in industry costs since that time Poisonous snakes can be milked of their venom for use in manu facturing antitoxin Los Angeles collar bone and 7 ribs broken Howard Hughes was given a fighting chance to live Monday after crashing an experimental plane into 3 houses and a garage in Bev erly Hills late Sunday The millionaire movie maker and plane builder was reported resting easily in Good Samari tan hospital Physicians said the degree of shock suffered by the 41 year old sportsman in the next 24 to 48 hours would be the deter mining factor Hughes also suffered a frac tured nose lacerations of the scalp a small fracture of the skull and a puncture wound in the left knee Contrary to earlier reports Hughes lungs were not punc tured but doctors said Xrays disclosed that he was suffering from crush injuries to the lungs themselves Hughes underwent a blood transfusion Sunday night an other Monday morning wasrest ing fairly comfortable in an oxygen tent and was conscious at intervals Aided by an unidentified ma rine sergeant Hughes staggered from the burning was rushed to Beverly Hills emergency hospital and transferred to Good Samaritan for surgery and treat ment in an oxygen tent He was conscious for half an hoar after the crash When he arrived at emergency hospital he calmly announced Howard Hughes ward he collapsed himself Im Shortly afler Hughes plane had been in the hours He had radioed the control tower at Burbank air port that his landing gear was not functioning and at dusk Glen Odekirk general manager of the Howard Hughes Corp took off in an A20 to search for him Twentyfive minutes before the crash Hughes radioed that he was having engine trouble He said he was going to try to make an em ergency landing on the Los An geles Country Club course That was the last message from him With a terrific swooshing noise the XF11 designed for re connaissance photography plunged onto a rooftop bounded onto another roof smashed a ga rage and struck another house setting all afire before virtually burying itself in a vacant lot Its fual tanks exploded and flames licked the plane which cost hun dreds of thousands of dollars to build to a blackened skeleton Inflation Moves Into Chicago Bowery Area Chicago is hit ting the boys on south State street Chicagos bowery One of them told a reporter that his living costs had gone to a flophouse lodg ings boosted front 15 cents to 30 cents and meals upped to 70 cents from 20 Thats too much this party said A guy cant said he planned to relax escape He the vicious circle by going to work In cities over a million popula tion it is estimated that each resident takes more than 420 rides a year on the subways street cars trackless trolley coaches and gas buses of his local transit sys tem COREY IS NEW HEAD OF HORMEL Jay Horme Chairman of Firms Directors Austin Minn H H Tim Corey one time AHAmerican footballer of Nebraska university was Monday advanced to th presidency of George A Horme Co one of the nations larg meatpacking firms He had been since 1933 its vice president am general manager Jay C Hormel president of th company since 1929 was mad chairman of the board taking th position occupied since that yea by his father George A Hormel founder of the business who diet last June 5 The board of directors als voted to advance R F Gray 40 executive vice president an general manager of the company in line with he desire of Mr Hor mcl that greater responsibility b put upon a number of young me in the organization Gray a Vcr non Center Minn lad bega with the company in 1927 drivin a sausage sales truck Clarence A Npckleby super visor of sausage making at th plant was advanced to the posi Hon held by Gray vice presiden in charge of the packing division Nockleby was a onetime Horme office boy and onetime presiden of the union at the plant The responsibility of J I Ol son who had been vice presiden in charge of the beef divisio since 1942 was increased to in elude the hog buying and fres pork operations of the compan as well He is an Osage Iowa farmboy a graduate of Corne college Iowa and of postgraduat work at Columbia university New York iowa Holiday fatalities 10 512 in Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two traffic fatalities Sunday rought Iowas death toll during he long 4day Fourth of July oliday to 10 while the nations otal rose to 512 Eight persons lost their lives In owa traffic accidents one by rowninir and a pedestrian was iltcd when struck by a train Eight of the state fatalities oc urred Wednesday night or during he July 4 holiday Killed Sunday were Miss Aud ey Grant 25 New Sharon Iowa n a headon collision north of Oskaloosa and Wendell Keith Lovell 21 Bethany Mo in the ollision of his motorcycle and an automobile south of Leon Seriously Injured in the crash near Oskaloosa ivcre Vcra Mae sister of the dead woman and Louise BrigEs 21 both of sew Sharon Sheriff Diviffht H Matecr said Roy Van Ausdall about 24 Beacon Towa driver of he other car also was injured Occupants of the automobile nvolved in the collision at Leon vere identified as Everett Rouze 45 his wile and son Jerry 13 all of Newton Iowa who were en home after a vacation in Cansas They escaped with minor njuries The nations toll was far less han had been expected and even considerably below that for an or dinary 4 day weekend period The national safety council says 100 persons normally die in traf ic mishaps during an ordinary 4 days which include a Saturday and Sunday Weighting this av erage to allow for extra holiday raffic the council had estimated 450 would lose their lives in toad accidents from 6 p in local time last Wednesday to a m Monday However several hours after his period had ended reports from throughout the country showed a traffic toll of but 231 The council had predicted 1300 persons would die violently but only 512 violent deaths were re ported including the traffic fa talitiee 159 drownings and 112 deaths from miscellaneous violent uses New York had more than any other total of 37 with 17 of the fatalities the result of traf fic accidents Delaware and Vermont had no violent deaths NORTH IOWAN IN AIR CRASH Estherville Man Is Among Missing Persons Seattle of wreckage from a twinengined plane which vanished April 26 with 6 persons aboard including David Higby Estherville Iowa have been found by searchers in the timber near Lake Keechelus high in the Cascade mountains east of here Searchers who remained in the area Sunday night until after dark had found no bodies or the major portion of the wreckage Identification was made James Dunnam manager of the crafts home airport at Seattle said by piecing together several numbers located in the scattered debris CONGRESSMAN DENIES GETTING WAR PROFITS Chairman Mead Says Testimony by May Wholly Inadequate Washington Andrew J May DKy told the house Monday there is something sin ister in these attacks on him in connection with the senate inves tigation of war profits May took the house floor after Chairman Mead DN Y termed wholly inadequate the Ken tuckfans testimony to the senate war investigating committee June 4 concerning his relations with an Illinois munitions combine Declaring he had never used one penny of anybodys money except my own May told his col leagues I cannot help but believe that there is something sinister in these attacks on me Meads statement was made to the committee on the other side the capitol The longdistance exchange between the 2 legislators came against a background of weekend developments which in cluded 1 Testimony to the senate com mittee that 2 firms in the Illinois combine advanced morethan 000 to the Cumberland Lumber company and that more than 000 in checks and drafts were en dorsed by A J May 2 Two statements by May to the effect that he had not profited in any way from the Cumberland company He said everything he did was for the benefit of his constituents and in promotion the war effort May also disclosed he had appeared before the sen ate committee June 4 and given testimony made public Sunday Before the MayMead ex change the senate group heard one of its investigators Thomas OConneH testify he was handed 500 in a Chicago hotel last De cember with the understanding that he would withdraw from the investigation and take a political job in New Mexico When OConnell told of receiv ing the money and giving it back Mead commented The object of it all was to take you out of Chicago give you money enough to lake you to New Mexico and thereby to prevent the proper development of this case The committee also 1 Renewed its invitation to May to appear before the committee again Mead expressed hope May will take advantage of our in vitation and come in voluntarily 2 Heard testimony that the Erie Basin Metal Products Co one of the companies in the com bine spent 51601ODD in 3 years for rent and maintenance on a plant that originally was valued at 3 Received an FBI report that Benjamin F Fields had been ar rested 4 times and in one case Rankin at Inquest Dubuiue State Attorney General John M Rankin was scheduled to testify Monday as the inquest into the Canfield ho tel fire was resumed Dubuque County Coroner F S Leonard said Rankin had been subpoened and would be asked to clarify cer tain points of state law was sentenced to 15 years im prisonment on a charge of mail fraud OConnell testifying the campaign job offer came from Fields and Senator Mitchell D Wash has accused Fields of at tempting to bribe him to lay off the war profits inquiry For the first time in history except during wars a govern ment oil and gas agency has been set the Department of Ini terior Cattle Begin to Pour Into Decker Packinghouse at Mason Citv fc Jacob E Decker and Sons Ma son City bought more cattle Fri day and Saturday than the total for any recent week it was re vealed Monday They went out and bought the cattle during the 2 days after having gone without a single steer since the death of OPA Monday morning There were 200 cattle in the pens and slaughterhouse Satur day alone compared with a top of 33 head for the entire week recently Cattle slaughter began Saturday and continued Monday a spokesman said TVere begin ning to look like a slaughter house again Deckers bid up to S20 a hundred for cattle the last 2 days of the weekand that price stood again Monday for choice stuff There arent many cattle to be had in this territory the spokes man said and competition is plenty tough for what there are There seems to be about as many buyers as there are feeders with cattle He explained that the poor com crop last year and other fac tors limiting the available feed have cut the number of cattle in feed lots far below the normal figure for this time of year Receipts of hogs were reported as normal for this time of year and heavy compared with recent weeks Deckers boosted their bid on top qualities to a hun dred Monday op 35 cents from Saturdays top Wilson Co of Albert Lea Minn reported an increase of 50 cents in hogs with a top of for butchers and 51425 for packing sows Meanwhile more than four times as many cattle were driven into the pens of nine major middle western stockyards Monday than were a week ago The Chicago stockyards reported the highest cattle rua since February 1945 Hog receipts showed an even higher rate of increase over the figures of a week ago but the flow of hogs to market had been at high level throughout the past week Chicago reported the largest cattle receipts of the nine yards 22000 all salable A week ago on the first Monday after the ex piration of office of price admini stration controls there were only 3506 Cattle receipts at the nine yards Monday totalled 83008 compared with 19500 a week ago and 51714 a year ago In Chicago the Bi Four pack ers remained conspicuously absent from the market Most of the buyine even on scarce beef was from eastern buyers The rush of animals to market came as some additional meat al ready was appearing in the mar kets of a few cities It was pointed out however that it would take several days before the meat on the hoof in the dusty yards would be processed down and delivered in the form of steaks or roasts on the butchers block Hog receipts at Chicago totalled 25500 9500 above the expected run of about 16000 In all nine yards they were 88200 six times the 14858 which were on the market a week ago and more than twice the 39110 which were offered a year ago Early reports from the Chicago yards indicated prices up to 75 cents higher per hundred pounds on hogs weighing under 250 pounds Not much trade was re ported in weights above that fig ure Sheep receipts also were up fit Chicago They were 3500 com pared with the 495 received a week ago and the 445 a year ago Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Mon day and Tuesday with local showers Tuesday night High temperature Tuesday about SO Iowa Partly cloudy with local thundershowers along Missouri river Monday night and in west and north central portions Tues day Warmer and more humid Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy anJ warmer Local thundershower extreme west portion Monday night and in west portion Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending ai 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 91 Minimum 63 At 8 a m Monday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 58 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum go Minimum 68 At 8 a m Sunday 74 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78   

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