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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ORY ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY S 1946 Thi Paper Consists ot Tw SEEK DECONTROL ON GAS TOBACCO Shipstead Concedes Victory to Thye in Minnesota Vfll llinn AIII I YOUNGDAHL IS FAR AHEAD IN GOVERNORRACE Senate Group for Bonds in Terminal Pay ipi Apparent Victory Is Gain for Stassen in National Politics Minneapolis Senator Hen jik Shipstead Tuesday conceded jhis apparent defeat after 24 years in the senate when returns from nearly half the states precincts in Mondays primary election gave Gov Edward J Thye a lead of more than 50000 votes for the re publican senatorial nomination Thyes apparent victory was be ing interpreted as a gain for Har old E Stassen aspirant for the 1948 republican presidential nom ination and his views on national and international matters Thye whom Stassen endorsed has sup ported while Shipstead opposed the United Nations But it also was a personal vic tory for Thye the farmer whose warmth and sincerity were credit ed with bringing him 2 years ago the largest vote ever given a gov ernor in Minnesota Gov Thye has apparently won the nomination said Shipstead in his statement I send him my congratulations Its a great priv fe ilege fji serve the splendid people r of Minnesota inthe senate I am deeply grateful to the people of ourgreat state to have had that privilege for 24 years And I am sending my congratulations to Gov Thye Also far out in front was Luther W iouhgdahl who resigned from the state supreme court to run lor therepublican nomination for governor His opponent was onetime farm Governor Hjalinar Petersen Returns from 1554 of 3705 pre cinctsin the state for the repub lican nomination for senator gave Thye 140153 Shipstead 85690 Youngdahl led Petersen in returns from 1405 precincts 146843 to 71188 Dr Theodore Jorgenson St Olaf college professor7 demo craticfarmerlabor c o n v e ntion endorsed candidate for the sen atorial nomination and Harold Barker convention choice for only congressional con r s decided Frank Stariey DFL was renoimnated and Ed ward Devitt farmer assstant state attorney general was chosen as republican candidate to oppose him in the 4th St Paul district Rankin Will Not Appear at Hotel Fire Inquest DCS aioines Gen eral John M Rankin said Tues day he had arranged through telephone conversation for Du buqucj County Attorney E J Kean to provide any needed inter pretations of Iowa law in connec tion with the Canfield hotel fire inquest at Dubuque and did no1 expect to appear personally Should Kean need any assist ance Rankin added the attorney generals office would help in the regular manner which generally is through written opinions Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy hot and humid Tuesday night but turning considerably cooler Wednesday accompanied by scattered thundershowers Iowa Partly cloudy hot and hu mid Tuesday night but turning cooler in west portion late Tuesday night and Wednesday and in east portion Wednesday afternoon and night Scattered thundershowers accompanying the change to cooler weather Minnesota Scattered thunder showers Tuesday night ending in west portion late Tuesday night and in east portion late Wednesday forenoon Cooe Wednesday and in west portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 91 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Tuesday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 63 90 Aye the Washington senate nilitary committee Tuesday en lorsed a white houseapproved lan to use government bonds as veil as cash in paying approxi nately 14000000 war veterans for accumulated furlough time Committee approval clears the ay for probable early senate ac ion which members forecast will ie favorable Senator Austin told reporters the committee inserted n the bill a provision that would imit accumulation of leave after 5ept 1 of this year to a total of T days The white house said President Truman proposed the payment in bonds The plan press secretary Eben rcrs fold a news conference is e presidents own idea Under it eterans who served in the ranks ivoutd get cash for all terminal leave payments Jess than and 5year bonds in denominations for larger amounts Estimates of the cost ranged from to 00 The latter figur6 was men tioned by Senator Edwin C John son who first disclosed the plan to reporters Johnson said it was advanced by the budget bureau which speaks for the pres ident The plan is intended to avoid inflationary effects of making a huge cash payment at once Johnson said I think congress will approve it before it quits Johnson said the new plan for paying all enlisted personnel the same terminal leave payments re ceived by commissioned r officers would be presented at a session of the senate military affairs com mittee Tuesday1A payment bill already has passed the house house approved 379 to 0 an immediate cash to all enlistee and noncommisslonea personnel similar to the officers terminal pay This is at a rate of 2 days a month less time off for passes and Yurloughs The senate military committee at Johnsons request then asked the budget bureau for Mr Tru mans views The bureau previ ously had informed congressional committees that the cash pay ments were not in accord with the program of the the new out I the war and the budget bu au f Under this plan he said full cash payments would be made to all service men and women who were released before Jan 1 1943 and to survivors of veterans In all other cases where the amount due was over John son said the veteran would re ceive 5year bonds which would be nonnegotiable and would draw 2 per cent interest a year If a veteran had coming he would get cash and 2 bonds Johnson said AMERICAN LOOP WINS EASILY SPORTS BULLETIN The American league allstars led by Ted Williams who got 4 hits including 2 homeruns de feated the National league ail stars 120 Tuesday afternoon at Fenway park in Boston See sports page for play by play account and wirephoto picture Pear Harbor Probers Get Report time Washington congres sional Pearl Harbor committee Tuesday got an extension of t until July 16 to make its final port House approval completed tior on a resolution already adopted by the senate moving deadline from Julv 10 the Report Howard Hughe Holding His Own Los Angeles IP Howard fabulous luck held Fighting the effects of critica aircraft and movie maker was reported by physicians at Good Samaritan day to be holding STASSEN AND APPARENT MINNESOTA WINNERSHarold E Stassen left and T Minnesota primary election Monday listen to returns which gave Gov Edward J Thye center and Luther Youngdahl big leads for the GOP U b senate and governor nominations respectively AP Big 4 Council Awaits Reds Elan oii Reicli Paris foreign ministers council turning to the German question afterfinally breaking a 4ciay deadlock on the calling of a 21nation peace conference anx iously awaited Tuesday a promised important declaration of sias policy toward the reich The logjam ended Monday night with the adoption of a French compromise providingtfiat only a few suggested rules of pro cedure be sent out with invita tions to the peace conference scheduled to open July 29 in Luxembourg palace This was considered a victory for the United States and Britain which had opposed Russian de mands that the invitations be ac companied by mandatory rulesof procedure Under the compromise France was authorized to send out invi tations Tuesday to the nations which will draft peace treaties with Italy Hungary Romania Bulgaria arid Finland The suggested rules of procedure will be drafted Tuesday morning by the deputy ministers and are slated to be ratified by the minis ters Tuesday afternoon The min isters then are scheduled to ratify their final agreements on Italian reparations thus clearing the slate for discussion of the German question 8000 White Shirts for Sale government has 8000white shifts to sell but is a little bit afraid to say so The war assets administration it was learned is looldnirfor some fair wayto dispose of its find which came from the navy arecertain they will beswamped with applications regardless of how the small offering is made The shirts are white broadcloth and require detachable collars U S May End Famine Buying Unless Meat Control Restored Government Fears Such House Refuses Senate Proposal for Silver Washington house re fused Tuesday by a vote of 26S to 23 to accept a senate proposal for sale of government silverat 903 cents an ounce for 2 years then at S129 The senates proposal is in the form of a rider to the treasury appropriation bill It was a substi tute for a house proposal to con tinue the price at 7111 cents an ounce Industrial users have contended the governments store of silver is the only adequate source of criti cally needed metal e ri e fJOV I S HolfK I In iiUlUS Up Station MaltCS n TV i UetaWaV OD JtSlCVCle J with aggrava The paper shortage Save yonr waste paper Scouts will call for it Buying May Boost Price Above Present Levels Washington price controls over meat are reestab lished the government may sus pend its famine relief buying un til fall when livestock marketings normally are greater in Mason City Thundershowers brought relie to sweltering lowans Tuesday with considerably cooler weather promised for Wednesday In Mason City the thermometer dropped from a high of 88 at noon This possibility was disclosed to 78 an hour later as the first shower fell according to the KGLO weather station The local ic forecast was scattered thunder does not want to bid against showers with considerably cooler dmpvtn weather The high in Mason City Sunday and Monday was 91 At Ottumwa the naval air sta tion reported 97 degrees Monday Tuesdays low was 68degrees at Burlington and Iowa City Des Moines and Cedar Rapids reported 95 Onawa and Sioux City 94 and Dubuque 93 i Vila Tuesday by an aide Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Ander son who said Ihe administration does not want to bid against American consumers The official said privately the government feared such buying would boost meat prices far above present lev els Before OPA expired July 1 the government bought an average of more than 25000000 pounds of meat weekly during the first half of 1946 to help fill a foreign com mitment of about 1500000000 pounds for the full year Heretofore federallyinspected slaughterers were required to set aside aportion of their output for the government at ceiling prices The government was taking be tween 10 and 15 per cent of the tieef about 40 per cent of the pork and 50 per cent of thelard The setasifle requirement was suspended when price controls expired The government had hoped however that OPA would be reestablished soon and the setaside orders reinstated Under a free market the price boosting effects of government buying Would tend to be less in a periodof heavy livestock market ings and slaughter than during a season of low marketings While sales of meat animals have increased sharply since price controls expired this nevertheless is the season of the year when marketings are at their lowest Some of the marketings last week and this week represent animals withheld in June by producers who anticipated at least a lapse in price controls and higher Normally marketings of live stock begin to pick up in Septem ber and reach their peak for the Clinton Chief Her man Thomsen said Tuesday a 15 r year old boy was in custody cap tured 20 minutes after a filling station was held up by a masked Chief Thomsen saidthe boy adseason in January milted he was the bandit and that Thus it would be easierthe offi he fired a shot at the proprietor dal explained for the govern and rode away on a bicycle ment to buy the remainder of its The boy was held in bond foreign meat commitments during the last 3 months of the year than during the summer The official emphasized how ever that postponement of gov ernment buying until fall will 4 otherwise would be the case NATION TO GET MORE STEAKS CHOPS TO BUY Warn Current Rush of Livestock to Markets May Not Last Long By UNITED PRESS The nation Tuesday was prom ised more meat within a week but a high agriculture department official warned that the current rush of livestock to market may not last long Thousands of animals jammcA the midwest stockyards Monday anfl the major Swift Cudahy and tered the market for the first time since the end of the OPA Trade sources predicted that the livestock would appear on the butchers counters within a week in the form of steaks chops and roasts But they agreed that re tail meat prices would be higher with estimates ranging from five to H cents a pound Reveal Gifts Included in War Contracts Washington A former army officer testified Tuesday that the Erie Basin Metal Prod ucts company included of liquor and miscellaneous gifts in costs charged against govern ment war contracts in 1944 The gifts he told the senate warinvestigating committee in cluded 6 pen and pencil sets cost each and Z clgaret lighters Asked who received the gifts ExCaptain Carl Moline testified that information was requested on this point but never obtained from officials the company George H Knutson a member fo the war department price ad justment board told the commit tee that the amount claimed by the company for the gifts was disallowed Knulson said he could remem ber of no other case in which liquor had been charged as a cost of war contracts added that the war depart considered nominal charges tainment and gifts to be legitimate cost doing busi in June and some which would not have been marketed until fall un der normal circumstances Housewives in some cities were finding more meat in the butcher shops as a result of last weeks record livestock receipts but price increases already were beginning to be felt At one Chicago market pork sausage jumped 12 cents a pound rib roast of beef nine cents beef cents and rounc steak 10 cents Pork chops ani lamb chops remained the same John Holmes president of Swift and Co said prices on meat to his companys consumers repre sent levels prevailing before July 1 plus the amount of subsidies which the government formerly paid but which went out with the OPA Trade sources said subsi dies had averaged about 5 cents a pound Dies of Injuries DCS Moines OBrien Jr 36 a lineman knocked un conscious when heaccidentally came in contact witha live wire while working atop a pole died at a hospital Monday after an un successful attempt to save his life through use of an iron lung ASKS PAY RISE Chicago OJR The CIO United Packinghouse Workers dispatched registered letters Tuesday setting forth formal demands for new contracts with the major meal packers The unions agreements with dependent packers expire Aug demands include a guar a Slanhour and genera boosts of 12 cents an hour for al workers making above the min imum Knutson said the Erie bill for gifts included lip sticks vanity cases and other presents that were used Moline listed several charges for liquor including one bill of 55263 for 100 cases of various liquors Eaton Urges Approval of British Loan Washington Eaton of ew Jersey senior republican of the house foreign affairs commit tee Tuesday called for approval the British loan He declared that America and Britain can maintain world lead ership only by working together as partners In a speech prepared for house delivery Eaton said We are making this loan pri marily In our own interest It will help Britain so severely devas tated by the war to help us de velop a sound and profitable world trade as a necessary basis for world peace and security Meanwhile administration IeadT ers worked feverishly to line up votes for the senateapproved credit as the first day of the had touring postwar Europe to debunk Bunker Hill However Speaker Ray burn DTcx clung to his forecast that ratification legislation will be y jaiiucauon legisiauon will ne Ivegotiations with each of the approved He said the showdown separate companies were expected vote will come Friday or Savur to get under way this week probday The senate ratified the loan ably in Chicago May 10 on a 46 to 34 TAFTFOREND BUT IN FAVOR OF RENT CURB OPAs Supporters AH But Admit Defeat on Meat Price Controls Washington Taft ROhio urged the senate Tues day to prohibit the renewal of price controls not only on meat but on tobacco and petroleum too However the republican leader promised to do everything possl ble to restore rent controls Me said he is firmly convinced that he people and congress are go ng to insist on it Taking the floor in the 2nd day ot debate on OP A restoration bill No 2 Taft said that if the mea sure fails to be enacted he would hrow his strength behind a sep arate rent control resolution A few minutes earlier Senator Knowland HCal introduced on behalf ot himself and Senator Ferguson RMich an amend ment providing that where states set up their own rent control ma chinery the federal government would lose jurisdiction Taft said meat control had broken down entirely in the fi nal days of OPA and contended that there is an ample supply of petroleumand tobacco to meet the demand Democratic Leader B a r k 1 e y Ky drove toward a test some time Tuesday nlsht on an amend ment by Senator Wherry R Nebr to exempt meat and poul try products from the compromise bill to reestablish the price agency The Kentuckian called Wherrys amendment the key issue in a campaign to keep major foods off the lists of any newceilings that may be fixed Barkley declined to predict the outcome of this scheduled first vote But Senator Murdoch D Utah told a reporter significant ly i It looks like the other side has the votes to decontrol meat Murdock said he expects sev eral democrats from the western cattle country to join with a large majority of the republicans In support of the Wherry amend ment As early senate debate revolved chiefly around meat controls Chi cago reported another day of sharply higher marketings Mon day with cattle and hog prices generally upward To a contention by Jack Kranis president of the National Meat Industry council that large pack ers were hiking past OPA beef ceilings by 12 cents a pound spokesmen for Swift and Armour companies said they had simply added the amount of government subsidies which had averaged about 5 cents a pound These subsidies designed to keep retail prices down expired with OPA Wherrys amendment provides No maximum price and no reg ulation or order under this act or the stabilization act of 1942 as amended shall be applicable with respect to livestock poultry or eggs or food or feedproducts processed or manufactured In whole or substantial part from livestock poultry or eggs Wherry said he feels confident the senate will approve the pro posal because it is tired ol black markets and thinks there ought to be a test in which some com modity is left free to seek its com petitive price level on the mar ket Senator Smith RN J In dorsed such an experiment But Barkley criticized what he called this guinea pig idea Leaving the controls off one com modity might be all right he said But he added that he feared the experiment would widen with noncontrol growing as it fed on such a major item of the Ameri can diet PhlT sweltered in the humid heat this week haen Milk Price Advances 2 Cents in Waterloo Waterloo price oE milk will advance here 2 cents a quart Wednesday to 15 cents a quart and the price paid milk pro ducers will advance 05 cents per hundred pounds to a base of S380 A B hundred for milk testing 4 per cent butter fat milk distribu tors said Tuesday Red Thompson Marries Mother of Quadruplets Pittsburgh William Red Thompson Jr and Nora Carpenter the former Brit ish service girl who bore him quadruplets in England in 1944 married here Tuesday   

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