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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL HI Assodal ed Pica and UnlUd Press Full Leased Wir MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS Five Cent a Copy M Paper Consists of Two SgcUonsftjctioh Obt j JNAIORSFREE DAIRY PRODUCTS Reds Block CanadaAtom Participation GROMYKO USES North Iowa m i o pcniira FOR PROBE OF VETO AGAIN TO STOPAPPROVAL Russia Only Member Forbidding Canada to Sit In on Discussions New York Russia invoked the veto Wednesday for the sixth time in security council history in an effort to block a move for Canada to participate in council discussions on atomic energy The council bacame involved in a dispute when Dr Herbert V Ecatt of Australia offered a res olution to permit Canada a mem ber of the atomic energy commis sion to sit in on council discus sions of atomic energy Andrei A Gromyko Soviet del egate immediately objected say ing this proposal raised new ques tions and suggested postponement However the council voted 9 to Russia casting the dis senting admit Canada to the discussions on atomic ques tions Poland abstained Gromyko then said his negative vote was a veto Gromyko contended the matter was a question of substance on which the veto power applies and as such it was lost Dr Francisco Castillo Najera of Mexico council chairman how ever ruled it was a question of procedure on which the veto right does not apply and invited Gen A G L McNaughton Can adian representative on the atomic energy commission to sit at the table The United Nations secretariat was confronted Wednesday with the probably necessity of reshuff ling its manifold arrangements for the general assembly meeting here in September to avoid a con flict in dates with the Paris peace conference The Bis 4 foreign ministers in Paris decided Tuesday to ask the U N to postpone the assembly session from Sept 3 fo Sept 23 because of the probability that the peace conference will be in session on the earlier date The shift would Involve a re arrangement of living quarters for some 5000 problem complicated by the acute housing shortage and the fact that October is one of the 2 busiest convention months in New York It also would disrupt the timing to security council actions such as the deadline for receipt and consideration of new membership applications which had been pegged on the assumption that the assembly would meet Sept 3 Extraordinary procedures will have to be adopted to permit a postponement a United Nations spokesman said These probably would involve circularizing the 51 member nations for their ap proval Steps to be taken may be agreed upon in Europe by the Big 4 con ferees and SecretaryG e n e r a 1 Trygve Lie who is inspecting U N establishments there Lie who anticipated the conflict in dates wrote the foreign ministers before he left New York and asked for details of their plans Meanwhile the security council after taking the maximum per missible layoff since its stormy debate on the Spanish question 14 days ago was summoned into ses sion at 1 p m CST Wednesday to consider routine matters Clare Luce Favors Pegging Silver Price Washington Rep Clare Boothe Luce RConn said Wednesday that house action to peg the silver price at 7111 cents an ounce would prevent inflation ary increases in the prices of sil ver and silver goods for manufac turers and consumers Mrs Luce who supported the house action in the office appropriation to hold down the price at which the treasury department may sell silver said that if the move is approved by the senate it will permit many Connecticut manufacturers of sil verware watches jewelry and films to stay in business and keep thousands of workers employed Writeins Get 1 Vote Portland Ore L Lewis and Spike Jones ran col artocollar as writein candi dates in the Oregon primary elec tion Lewis got one vole for con gress and Jones one for governor The call of a cricket can be heard for one mile North Iowa Woman Killed by Lightning arrangements were pending Wednesday morn ing for Mrs Kenneth McGregor 39 who was struck and instantly killed by a bolt of lightning at her farm home a mile west of Nashua at 3 p m Tuesday Mrs McGregor had been in town and returned home and went out into the yard to take In her washing when it appeared a hard storm was about to break She was unwinding the clothes line from around a tree when the boltstruck hitting the tree and following the wire killing her in stantly Just previously she had called her husband to come and assist her and he was standing on the porch when his wife fell A son Pvt Malcomb McGregor home on basic leave saw his mother fall as he was looking out an upstairs window Mrs McGregors shoes were torn off her feet her dress was torn to shreds her glasses were broken and her hair singed Pvt McGregor said he saw his mother throw up her hands turn black in the face and Mrs McGregor who was promi nent in the Methodist church the P E O and the Isabella club was formerly Florence Wilcox daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Wilcox of Charles City both of whom survive She was married 19 years ago In addition to the son Malcomb 18 there are 2 other sons Harold 17 and Ronald 16 Pvt McGregor was to report Thursday for overseas duty in Germany He had been in service 6 months 100 Day Faster Seeks Bet With Lloyds of London Los Angeles UR Claude L Baxter 41yearold retired chef who has gone 49 days without food cabled to Lloyds of London Wednesday betting his life against any amount of money on his abil to complete a 100day fast How much money against my life that I wont go 100 days with out food his cable read It was signed The 100Day Faster Baxter who started his fast to call attention to the plight of the worlds starving said he cabled Lloyds at the suggestion of a friend I hope theyll answer he said Ive heard theyll bet on any thing Baxter who weighed 168 pounds weighs 127 He has existed on cof fee and whisky and is determined to stick out the remaining 51 days despite his doctors urgings that he start eating again CATTLE PRICES HIT NEW HIGH Chicago Cattle prices reached a new high at Union stockyards Wednesday hogs went up 25 to 50 cents a hundred pounds and sheep held at least steady to 25 cents higher The higher prices came despite larger receipts Cattles new top was a hundred pounds for steers and yearlings In the hog chutes the top price was still well under the top of the current price rush Spring lambs held up to the current weeks general top Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cooler Wednesday night becoming generally fair and pleasantly cool Thursday Iowa Generally fair pleasantly cool and much less humid weather Wednesday night and Thursday Clearing and cooler Wednesday night with westerly winds 20 to 25 miles per hour becoming northwesterly Wed nesday night and slowly dim inishing Thursday Partly cloudy and rather cool Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum gg Minimum 74 At 8 a m Wednesday 83 Precipitation 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 47 HIS WALKING BOOTS BANKBOOK Jimmie Cecil Uortner 2 year old Seattle boy who was born without feet and now walks on artificial legs doesnt know his bank book represents the start of a fund to help pay for what he calls his walking boots But learning to count he smiles as he recognizes 5 in the 50 deposit by McKales service station attendants who are joining friends and neighbors of the tiny lad in providing a fund for the pur chase of the artificial limbs which will need adjustinir every 6 months until Jimmie is full grown International 25 Persons Killed as B17 Crashes Into Mountainside Hnlyoke Mass army navy and coast guard entire army crew and passenger list of a converted Flying Fortress carrying the homewardbound service men from Gander night the plane was to have landed at CST Tuesday night The broken bodies the occu pants whose names were withheld pending notification of next of kin were scattered among the planes wreckage along a 400foot swath shorn by the crashing B17 through dense woods 200 leet from the hilltop Army rescue forces who strug gled up a steep cobblestoned road reported that by daybreak they had recovered about 20 bodies and had taken them to Holyoke fu neral homes Five bodies were believed still in the smoking charred wreckage that was spread in small pieces over the quarter mile square area Westover airfield officials said identification of the dead would be impossible for an indefinite pe riod Most of the bodies were badly dismembered by the impact of the crash that hewed down a foot in diameter Parachutes found near the scene indicated some attempted to jump The bomber explodedupon im pact and a 2nd blast apparently blew the big craft apart The ex plosions jet fire to trees in the area but rain averted a forest fire the officer reported The plane was overdue at West over when it crashed The public relations office said it would be impossible o determine immedi ately what caused the craft to hit the mountain Westover reported that the plane radioed 10 minutes before it hit that everything was fine and that it would be in within 10 minutes Nothing was heard from it again until the army received word of the crash Army officials said the ship was a stripped B17 the armament having been removed Regular passenger seats however had not been installed Aided by crews from Westover police and firemen labored through the night to extricate bodies A milelong walk up the steep rise from the nearest point accessible by vehicles doubled the task of reaching the scene The army placed a cordon around the approaches when more than 700 persons lined the section Many of them had seen the craft explode from an amusement park near the base of the mountain DIES AT CHARLES CITr Ed Stalker 72 died at the Cedar Valley hospital in Charles City Monday evening aft er an illness of several weeks Besides her husband E E Stalk er she is survived by 4 sons Paul and Bert of Rudd Keith and Clarence of Oakland Cal and by 13 Krandchildren U S Willing to Extend German Plan Paris United States is willing to extend its proposed dis armament treaty for Germany from 25 to 40 years in meeting Russian assertions that the original plan is inadequate it was officially Wednesday The disclosure came as U S Secretary of State James F Byrnes and Soviet Foreign Commissar V M Mololov aired their dispute over the American proposal by publishing the texts of their state ments to the fourpower foreign ministers council Tuesday The Russian delegation released the text of Molotovs lengthy statement following Tuesday nights session The American del egation followed suit just before the ministers were to assemble Wednesday to continue discussion of German problems During the clash between Byrnes and Molotov over the proposed disarmament plan the Soviet minister described the suggested pact as wholly inadequate and asserted it did not insure against the rebirth of militarism in Ger many Byrnes retorted that he was willing to have the treaty run for 40 years and that it did not seek to cover everything or to settle reparations questions and political questions and other questions that had been under discussion Byrnes also cited his proposal to send a cornmisison into all 4 zones of occupied Germany to investigate the extent of Ger man disarmament and demilitari zation Then Byrnes said the French representative voted for it and the United Kingdom representative voted for it and it has not gone in to effect yet because the soviet representative will not vote to al low the reprsentatives to go in to every zone Meanwhile the American dele gation also released the text of a second U S proposal first pre sented to the council June 15 This proposal calls for the ap pointment of special deputy for eign ministers to outline allied policy toward Germany for the time when a peace treaty can be written It further provided that the special deputies inntiate at once an intensive study of the prob lems involved in the German settlement and to prepare a draft of a proposed settlement for Ger many This proposal was up for dis cussion Wednesday as the minis ters bent their efforts toward final adjournment by this weekend OVERPAYMENT Royall Wanted Justice Department Inquiry of Batavia Metal Products Washington OJR Undersecre tary of War Kenneth C Royall disclosed Wednesday he requested the department of justice last May to investigate a government over payment of approximately to Batavia Metal Products Co Rep Andrew J May P Ky accused high war department of ficials of investigating him last September in connection with the key firm in a midwest paper empire of war plants the sen ale war investigating committee was told Wednesday Benjamin Franklin Fields ac cused of 2 attempts to halt the senate war investigating com mittee inquiry into war profits of an Illinois munitions combine Wednesday notified the commit tee he was enroute from Los An geles to testify Fields described by the federal bureau of investigation as an ex convict first figured prominently in the inquiry when Sen Hugh B Mitchell D Wash said he had been offered a cam paign contribution to halt the investigation Mitchell said Fields made the offer Subsequently committee coun sel Thomas OConnell said Fields was one of 2 men who offered him 510000 a year to act as a front man in aNew Mexico political campaign in an effort to lure him off the investigation Announcement that Fields was coming here to testify was made by committee chairman James M Mead D N Y Mead also announced receipt of telegrams from 3 top executives of the combine The 3 denounced charges of antisemitism made against the committee by a pub licist who said he was hired by their attorney Wayne Johnson British War Bride Faces Deportation Reno Nev P Britishborn Jean Carbone Beschen was ac companied only by her attorney John Robb Clarke Tuesday when she went behind closed doors of the U S immigration service for a hearing which Clarke said was to determine if she should be deported Jor illegal entry into this country Capt Darrell Beschen of Du bmiue Iowa whom she married last week a few hours after win ning a contested divorce from U Harold Carbone sat outside dur ing the proceedings Beschen refused to discuss the deportation hearing and Immigra tion Officer Harmon Hosier de clined comment except for de claring the hearing closed to press and public Carbone Rochester N Y former lieutenant who married the 19 year old girl in England had contended at the divorce trial that she entered this country il legally and thus could not estab lish bona fide residence in Ne vada Polk County Sheriff Wont Attempt to Stop Sunday Work Des Moines Vane B Ovcrturff of Polk county has decided not to try closing business establishments which operate on Sunday Last month Overturf f an nounced his intention to enforce every law in the books includ ing the states obsolete Sunday blue laws But following an opin ion by County Attorney Vernon Sceburger that the sheriff had no authority to close businesses oper ating on Sunday Overturlf said Tuesday that maybe it would be too strict law enforcement to car ry out the statute to the letter Seeburger had said an enforce ment officer has power only to arrest violators of the Sunday closing law and file charges against them Le Compte to U S Tokyo Karl M Le Compte R Iowa left Tokyo for the United States with Sen Owen Brewster R Me and Rep Eugene Worley D Tex All were members of the Bikini congres sional BUTTER CHEESE AND MILK PRICE CONTROLS OUT Senate Forbids Ceiling on Cottonseed and Soybeans in OPA Bill senate Wed nesday voted to bar price ceilings on milk butter and cheese in the proposed revival the office of price administration The senatators also voted 42 to 34 Wednesday to forbid price con trols on cottonseed and soybeans ana their products In any revival ot OP A It wrote this restriction into an OPA extender bill already carry ing exemptions for meat and poultry from price cailings The ballot to forbid restrictions on cottonseed and soy beans over rode a plea from Senate Majority MAY PLIES STOP Rutz stops his truck on the West Channel bridge at La Crosse Wis to dear May flies from the front of vehicle May flies got so thick they obstructed view of motorists clogged radia tors and made roadway of bridge slippery AP Photo Chairman of CIO Political Action Committee Succumbs Sidney Hiliman 59 Dies in New York of Heart Disease Point Lookout N IV ney Hiliman 59 onetime immi grant boy and garment cutter who became one the most contro versial political figures of his time died Wednesday It was HlHman national chair man of the CIO political action committee who became a political storm center in the 1944 presiden tial campaign when the republi can charge of clear everything with Sidney swept the country Republicans dem ocrats and Hiliman the late President Roosevelt pass ing through Chicago during the 1944 democratic national conven tion told Robert Hannegan demo cratic national chairman to clear everything with Sidney regard ing convention strategy and choices Hill mans death came oE a heart condition at his summer bunga low on the shore of Long Island near Long Beach The story thai made the rounds in the 1944 campaign was based on a conference between Hannegan and Mr Roosevelt as the latters train lay on a railroad siding in Chicago prior to the opening of the convention The clear everything with Sid ney phrase became so current that Hannegan issued a formal de nial at a news conference in Chi cago in September of that year The fact is that President Roosevelt with whom I conferred alone on that occasion did not say that Hannegan said Nor did he say anything else that could have been tortured to convey that meaning The story is absolutely untrue Hannegan said he talked witti Hiliman only once during the con vention in Hannegans room and the only statement Hiliman made was that he was for Vice Presi dent Henry A Wallace for re nomination Hannegan said he was for Senator Truman of Mis souri who won the nomination and became president on Mr Roose velts death Hiliman was found unconscious in his bed by his wife Bessie Dr John Cahill a neighbor who received an emergency call had police rush an oxygen tent to the bedside Hiliman failed to rally and died shortly thereafter 1 Killed Several Injured in Railroad Collision in Missouri Washington Mo per son was killed and several others shaken up slightly Wednesday when a MissouriPacific night mail train hit a freight engine here Dead was Roland Wilcox 47 St Louis engineer of the mail train which was enrcute from St Louis to Kansas City engineer Wilcox had been an on the run for more than 10 years up His locomotive and 2 cars piled SIDNEY IflLLMAN Iowas Vote Washington e n a t o r Wilson RIowa voted with the majority Tuesday when the scnated adopted 40 to 26 the wherry amendment to eliminate livestock and pouHry products from price control Senator Hickenlooper KIowa was not recorded as voting British Loan Gaining Favor in Congress Washington uR Democratic and republican leaders after tak ing sample polls of their ranks agreed Wednesday that the tide definitely has turned in favor of house passage of the 000 British loan Democratic leaders fn a tally of 75 per cent of their party mem bers recorded 108 democrats for the loan 23 against and 34 im deciaed Rep Jesse P Wolcott RMich a leader in the house fight for loan approval beiieyed nearly 40 per cent of republicans would team with the near Sto1 demo cratic ratio to pass the measure easily The 4day debate on the loan will be suspended Wednesday while supporters of a permanent fair employment practices com mission continue their efforts to send to the floor an FEPC bill vmder socalled calendar Wednes day proceedings Reasons expressed by represen tatives for increasing sentiment for the loan were 1 Nomination of Minnesota Gov Edward J Thye as the states republican senatorial candidate on a straight internationalist plat form 2 Support of the loan by Dr Slephen S Wise leader of the American Zionists and by Chair man Sol Bloom DN Y of the house foreign affairs committee 3 Strong speeches made by leading republicans and southern democrats depicting the Joan as a necessity to strengthen Anglo American ties against any en croachment of totalitarianism Leader Barkley DKy to stop loading the bill with amendments that would make it ridiculous Earlier Barkley had told his colleagues he would call a nteh6 session Wednesday night if there seemed any chance the legislation to restore OPA and some of its powers could be shoved to a final vote Thursday On the 10th day of no OPA op erations Barkley argued that speed is important if any price and rentcontrols are tpvbe re stored The senate worked in the shad ow of a possible veto of an OPA extension Topheavy with republicans a blpartisan majority pushed the dairy products exemption as a fresh onslaught against the ad ministrations price control revival already stajrfrcrinE under Tues days 49 to 2G vote o keep ceilings off meat poultry and eggs The meat and poultry decision by 31 republicans and 18 southern and western demo on an amendment of fered by Senator Wherry R Nebr The 25 democrats and one progressive who opposed it ex pected further setbacks But Barkley said he still is con fident the trend will be reversed when the senate gets to what he regards as the even more impor tant pricing provisions of the bill Senator Taft ROhio has pro posed a return to the lormula of the original OPA measure under which manufacturers would be allowed price increases to meet average production cost gains in Ibeir industry since the July 115 period of 1940 Taft changed only the 1941 date of the provision to which Mr Truman objected si strenuously in his velo Barkley hoped to beat that with a committeeapproved amend ment which Taft charccd was meaningless because it had so many loopholes The democratic leader indicated that if he can win a victory on the pricing issue he will take the patched up bill to a conference with house members who so far have approved only a 2C day ex tension of OPA in its present form It was the house that sus tained President Trumans veto of the original extension bill Republicans thought that Barfcley lost in the battle with Taft he might abandon any at tempts to revive OPA except for rent controls They said such a result also was possible if the keeps ceilings off meat house poultry eggs dairy products and other commodities Before it can get to a final vote on the revival bill the senate faced the necessity of disposing of a parliamentary block thrown by Senator ODaniel bitter OPA foe ODaniel pulled out of his pocket Tuesday a proposed amendment which would establish a perman ent fair employment practice com mission a move previously ap proved by the house The Texan told his colleagues frankly his only objective was to kill both the FEPC and OPA in a single stroke Since FEPC al ways generates a southern fili buster he said he figured it might provoke extensive talk if offered to the price control measure But his maneuver seemed likely to make little headway Taft told a reporter a motion probably would be made to table the FEPC amendment thus permitting those committed to support FEPC to vote on an indirect question   

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