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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL Associated Prtsj and United Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 23 1946 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 246 HOUSE APPROVES OPA COMPROMISE Record Crops May Bring Larger Bread More Beer 20 Jews Held in Connection With Bombing in Jerusalem Attlee Says Blasting of Hotel Worst of All Palestine Outrages Jerusalem police spokes man announced Tuesday the de tention of about 20 Jews in con nection with the terroristic bomb ing Monday of the King David hotel which left 94 persons dead or missing The known dead mounted to 48 Military rescue crews who toiled in the debris of the hotel the seat of British army headquarters and the secretariat of the Palestine government reported that 48 bodies had been recovered and 7 others located Fortysix persons were unaccounted for The police spokesman said that although most of the party which planted milk cans of explosives wore Arab dress all the evidence indicated they were young Jews Eyewitnesses said the attackers spoke Hebrew The spokesman said a search was going on right now in the old city of Jerusalem In London Prime Minister Att lee told the house of commons Tuesday of all the outrages In Palestine many and horrible in the past few months the blast ing of King David hotel in Jeru salem Monday was the worst Attlee said his latest figures for this insane act of terrorism were 41 dead 52 missing and 53 injured A truck and a taxi both stolen which were abandoned by the at tackers were searched for finger prints and other possible clews Workers moved 200 tons of de bris under floodlights during the night and the officer in charge said the job was less than half completed Hospitals reported that 50 per sons were still undergoing treat ment for injuries and that dozens of others had been treated for minor wounds The Palestine government saic the missing included 12 senior British officers of the governmen secretariat The names of British victims were being withheldpend ing notification of their kin Resentment of both Arab am Jewish communitias rose notice ably following publication Irithi Palestine Post of the names o Arabs and Jews who were killed JERUSALEM HOTEL BLAST and officials were still searching the rums of the King David hotel in Jerusalem Tuesday for more victims of the blast that wrecked the wing of the building shown The known dead toll mounted to 48 AJP TERMINAL PAY i IJJP IN SENATE Veteran Enlisted Men to Get Federal Bonds Washington URV The senate rove toward a vote Tuesday on tie GI terminal bill described by Sen Ball R Minn as just bonus iri disguise Under the measure backed by resident Truman discharged lervicemen would receive 5year lederal bonds carrying ZYs Per lentinterest in payment for fur Jmghs they didnt get j Sen Edwin C Johnson D Cal lionsor of the bill told reporters I would wipe out favoritism Siown discharged officers who 3ive received cash payments He 1 edicted the bill would be passed y the senate Tuesday iBall offered amendments that ould force deduction of muster out pay already granted en ted men and bring World war a veterans under the bill we make this retroactive we ight as well make it really retro live he said i The bill was drafted as a sub tute for houseapproved legis lon which would grant imme s ite cash payments It was writ i by war navy and treasury de rtment officials in cooperation th the budget bureau which had i irned that the house measure Js not in accord with Mr Tru fins antiinflation program opposition to the senate was expected on grounds that Js need cash 5 years tjThe bonds would be nontrans Jrable and could not be cashed in r 5 years Here is how a GI would receive payments 1 Within one year after enact lent of the bill he would file with esecretary of war or navy a ivorn statement computing what government owed him 2 He would receive bonds to dthin of the total owed him nd the balance in cash 3 The bonds would be dated ack to the calendar quarter fol owing his date of discharge No jredit would be allowed for ac umulated leave of more than 120 lays Officers discharged after the bills enactment likewise would come under the bond payment plan The bonds would not be tax able except for the interest pay ments and would be exempt from the claims of creditors Cash instead of bonds would be paid when the total due is under where the GI was discharged before Jan 1 1943 where the serviceman has died after dis charge and payment is to be made to his beneficiaries or if the serviceman is mentally dis abled and his affairs are man aged by a guardian American Beer Shortage Felt by GIs in Japan Yokohama Beer loving soldiers of the occupation were handed a stiff jolt Tuesday by the U S Eighth army exchange offi i cer Col Robert A Case He said that delayed shipments threaten a temporary shortage in stateside beer But he added the supply of Japanese beer is ample Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday night Wednes day fair and somewhat cooler Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday nigh with widely scattered thunder showers in southeast and ex treme east early Tuesday nigh Cooler in west and central por tions Wednesday fair and some what cooler as 5 day Outlook Temper ature will average 2 to 4 de grees above normal State nor mal 76 Cool Wednes day Moderate temperature Thursday Warmer Friday am Saturday turning cooler agaii Sunday Precipitation will av erage light occurring as scat tered thundershowers main Saturday Minnesota Clearing and coole Tuesday night Wednesday fai and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 64 71 fig Clearing Skies Bring Hope of Bikini Bomb Test on Time Off Bikini Atoll skies behind a fastreceding tropi mlh h Tf TueSday indicated that the 2nd atomic bomb might be detonated on schedule Thursday morning So encouraged was the Operation Crossroads high command o preliminary weather reports that the first of 140 support vessels wa ordered o evacuate Bikini at 6 a m Wednesday vesscs va Unless the final weather cast Wednesday indicates the situ ation has taken a turn for the worse and the test must be post poned all but 8 of the remaining support vessels will sail out into their assigned positions in the open sea The command ship Appalachian is scheduled to leadthe outward bound parade more than 26 hours ahead of the detonation presum ably to permit the transfer of the atom bomb from the laboratory ship Albemarle without the ob servation of 55 correspondents It is believed the bomb will be moved from the laboratory ship Albemarle to the LSM landing ship mechanized 60 from which it will be subpoenaed under the waters of Bikini lagoon The bomb will be exploded by radio impulse from the USS Cumber land sound The 8 vessels which will remain in the lagoon overnight include technical ships and 2 transports which will pick up personnel left Washington IP Prospective crops of corn and heat raised the possibility Tues ay of whiter bread larger loaves nd perhaps more beer once the arvests are in At the same time the bumper rop outlook put pressure on overnment officials to decide oon whether to resume buying f grain for famine relief An agriculture department of icial told a reporter it is possible here may be some easing of do mestic restrictions on consump of grains if the excellent rops prospects are realized He asked not to be quoted by name Present regulations I Prevent flour millers from domestic demand per cent of their producing for more than 85 1945 output 2 Reuuire extraction of 80 per cent of wheat when flour is ground instead of the normal 72 3 Cut bread loaf weights by 10 per cent J Restrict use of grain in pro duction of alcoholic beverages When the OPA died June 30 the agriculture department immedi ately stopped purchasing meat and wheat for foreign relief The withdrawal was due in part to the desire not to add to demand at a time when there were no ceilings and in part to not know ing whether foreign governments would pay the higher costs Since then the department has been waiting to see in what would be put back into operation In a special report Monday the department said the indicated corn crop based on July 15 pros pects would total 3481976000 bushels The present record was set in 1944 when 3228000000 bushels were produced The wheat crop is expected to hit a new top of 1132075000 bushels compared with a record 1945 output of 1123143000 bush els On the basis of prospects two weeks ago the figures meant an indicated improvement in the corn crop of about 146000000 bushels and 42000000 in svheat With OPAs future still uncer tain the agriculture department official said no decisions had been reached on relief buying He added However if price controls go back on grain within the next few weeks the setaside for government buying probably will be reinstated and the government will pay up to the ceiling price even though it is higher than what existed June 30 In that case it would decide whether grain handlers would have to setaside for the govern ment 50 per cent the wheat they handled as previously or a re vised figure 1 Killed 7 Hurt as Cars Crash Headon Jones 16 daugh er of Mr and Mrs John P Jones of Belmond was instantly killed and 7 others injured to an extent not yet fully determined at noon Tuesday in a headon collision of automobiles 2k miles east of Clar on on highway No 3 at p m Monday Mrs Clifford Johnson 43 Bel mond wife of the driver of the car in which 8 Belmoiid persons were riding is in serious condition n a Clarion hospital with injuries which necessitated the amputation of her left lee She also had severe uts and bruises was suffering jom shock and doubts were ex pressed at the hospital whether she could survive Mr Johnson 42 suffered a com pound fracture of the left forearm near the elbow He is in a hos pital at Mason City Ward Palmer 21 Belmond was brought to a hospital in Clarion in a conscious condition later lapsing into unconsciousness and was stil in that condition at noon Tuesdcy Mrs to have suffered a brokenback and was also reported to be in serious condition Tuesday The full ex tent of her injuries was yet to be determined Frances Palmer 12 suffered shock and was still in the hospital Tuesday Mildred Palmer 17 and Donald Johnson 16 escaped with minor injuries The Johnson car was going west on the highway when it collided with one driven by John Rum mens 38 of Gait who was pro ceeding in he opposite direction With him was his small son John Jr Both were uninjured The Johnson car overturned in the ditch The body of the Belmond girl was taken to the Eyler funeral home where funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday afternoon The girl was a niece of Mrs John son Put Bounty on Wolves Detroit Detroit police precinct put a bounty Tuesday on the masculine leer that usually precedes or follows the passage of a pretty girl 6 Officers announced that an ancient city ordinance has been in voked to ticket and fine men guilty of ogling the female form Several men have already been ticketed according to Lieut Charles Witherite who said he had instructed his patrolmen to crack down on wideeyed males within the precinct The ordinance prohibits a man from improperly lewdly wan CABINET QUITS IN PARAGUAY Asuncion Paraguay cabinet of President Higinio Morinigo has resigned to facili tate a governmental reorganiza tion it was officially announced Tuesday The resignations were accepted by the president following con versations between him and rep resentatives of the national re publican Colorado andthe feb rerista parties Previously rumors that Morin igo himself was quitting office were officially denied as abso lutely unfounded behind on ships of the target flee for last minute adjustment of in struments and care of test live stock Admiral Blandy scanned th latest weather reports and said It looks as good as can be ex peeted The wind is fresher an humidity has decreased The odd are about 5050 of getting th test off on schedule If the weather holds the bomb is expected to go off at a m Thursday p m Wednesday CST It will be exploded by re mote radio control from a ship several miles outside the lagoon The blast will take place rough ly in the center of a 1000yard wide inner death circle around which will be ranged the battle ship Arkansas the carriers Sara toga and Independence the bat tleship New York the cruiser Pensacola and a half dozen or more smaller ships including 8 submarines 6 of them submerged at various levels tlle ordinance may carry a fine or 90 days in jail but the court fine usually ranges from to the officer said Mead Urges Discipline for Officers Washington h a 5 r m a n Mead D N Y of the senate var investigating committee de manded Tuesday that the war de triment discipline highrank ng army officers in the Garsson munitions case He specified those shown to have traveled on official military orders during wartime to i gay wedding party for the daughter of a munitions maker Meads demand came as the committee received official war department records that travel orders entitling them to ride at overnment expense with per diem allowances had been issued for fi officers io allow them to be n New Iork at the time of Natalie Garssons wedding The investigation of the muni tions work of the Garsson broth ers Henry and Murray took an other turn with redhaired Jean Bates former secretary of the mu nitions makers Washington office SHARPSHOOTERS NAB BANK ROBBERSDeputy Sheriff J E Kinkaid left and Sheriff Logan Perry of St Glair county Missouri show the weapons used in the rob bery of the Humansville Mo bank The 2 officers killed the bandits Phillip Cronin Essex Mass and Bill Frizzell in a gun battle when they attempted to escape AP Wire Sharp Shooting Sheriff and Deputy Down 2 Bank Robbers Osceola aro sharpshooting sheriff and his deputy who got their training bringing down squirrels in the Missouri hill country were credited Tuesday with shooting to death 2 bank robbers 15 minutes after they looted the bank at nearby Humansville Sheriff Logan Terry and Deputy J E Kinkaid cornered the pair in a farm roadway and felled after a blazing rural gun battle I dont know which of us got which of them Perry said All I know is we got em Perfect Life Stoughton Mass A Whitten 60 a carpenter who estimates his yearly expenses at is not concerned about the high cost of living Heres why Home He built the 2 room house he lives in Vegetables He grows them Meat He goes hunting for that Haircuts He lets it grow Electricity and telephone Doesnt have any Fuel He cuts his own wood And furthermore he takes all rummer off Coroner Says Minnesota Man Committed Suicide Worthington niinn Nobles County Coroner Dr E A Kilbride Tuesday termed the death of William Morgan 74 whose body was found in his garage Monday as a suicide He said death was caused from inhaling carbon monoxide gas from the exhaust of a running car in his garagejj 1 Perry and Kinkaid overtook the gunmen approximately 2 miles south of here when they stopped to replace a Missouri automobile license plate with a Connecticut tag One of the robbers opened fire with 2 pistols and the other reached inside the car for a rifle and came up shooting Ferry and Kinkaid opened fire simultaneously and the battle was over seconds later with one of the robbers dead under the li cense plate holder and the 2nd sprawled lifelessly on the ground beside the automobile Kinkaid said the bank at Hu mansville 20 miles south of here flashed the robbery alarm at p m Fifteen minutes later at p m the shooting was all over The gunmen identified as Bill Frizzell and Phillip J Cronin be lieved to be from Essex Mass had in their possession but it was not determined immediate ly how much of it came from the Humansville bank Although an audit was not com pleted bank officials estimated the loot at all in currency FALLS FROM SWING Dougherty Edward Souc small son of Mr and Mrs Emil Soucek of Dougherty fell out of a swing cracking a bone in his left wrist Sentence 7 to Death Athens persons in cluding one woman were sen tenced to death in Salonika Tues day on charges of being members of NOF outlawed Macedonian autonomist organization NO TROUBLE IS EXPECTED FOR BILL IN SENATE McCormack Believes Truman Will Sign Measure on Controls house Tues day approved the new compromise OPA revival bill The action sent the measure worked oul in a senatehouse con ference committee to the senate for action there The plan was to obtain senate action later Tuesday afternoon so that the measure if finally approved might go to the white house by nlffhlfali The house earlier decisively re jected a move to strip all price controls from the compromise bill which would have left the meas ure as a simple authority over rents The plan was defeated first on a standing vote of 159 to 120 and then rejected on a formal roll call 220 to135 House Democratic Leader John W McCormack Mass forecast that the bill despite its 3week mauling at the hands of congress will be signed by President Tru man Cheery optimism also was voiced on the other side of capitol hill where Senate Democratic Leader Alben W Barkley Ky said the senate would act on the bill as soon as it was received from the house He predicted no trouble in the senate The OPA bill hacked out by senatehouse conferees after 8 days of jockeying over prices on regional products would return rent and most price controls as soon as the president signs the measure The conferees late tifying before the committee She said she mettheir proposal with a refusal to perjure myself Among the army officers listed in the war department travel or ders were Brig Gen Paul X Eng lish former head of the chemical warfare services nrocurement di vision and Maj Gen Aldcn If Waitt its present chief The orders read that their presence in New York was necessary for military service English has since left ac tive military duty Presentation of the records fol lowed introduction of copies of records of the Hotel Pierre in New York where the wedding was held Jan 2 1944 showing that Murray Garsson father of Natalie had footed the hotel bills for the offi cers The committee ordered its in vestigators to obtain records on whether the government paid the per diem allowance to the officers on the strength of the travel al lowances In ordering further war depart ment records Mead said the de partment ought to be quick about turning them up Then he added that it should also be quick to see that the proper discipline is meted out to the officers It is important in time of war when we are ordering troops to jump off landing boats that there is no encouragement of this kind of extravagance he declared Sell Iowa Plant Washington to final approval by the justice de partment the war assets adminis tration has sold the Bettendorf Iowa steel casting plant leased and operated during the war by the Zimmerman company to the S and W corporation for Reveal OPA to ReEstablish Rent Ceilings as of June 30 Washington official said Tuesday OPA plans to re establish June 30 rent ceilings if the pending bill to revive controls becomes law The OPA official who withheld use of his name told reporters that the former rent ceilings will be restored in 520 areas which were under controls when the law lapsed Revival legislation pending at the capitol he explained gives OPA no authority to order in the case of any rent increases already collected by landlords for the period when rent controls were not in effect OPA has made no final decision yet on what course it will follow on increases already collected for any period beyond the effective date of a revival law Officials said the likelihood is that in creases actually collected for the period beyond Aug 1 will have to be refunded Present plans arc that eviction notices served prior to July 1 un der OPA regulations will date from the day they were issued despite the lapse of controls For example if a landlord ob tained an OPA eviction certificate on July 1 the notice would date from that time even though rent controls lapsed July 1 In most areas OPA required a 6monlh notice for eviction In a few places only a 3month notice was required On eviction notices served un der local law during the lapse of federal controls OPAs tentative plans are to refuse to recognize these unless a court judgment actually has been executed before federal controls are revived This means landlords would have to proceed under OPA regulations OPA officials expressed the opinion that where evictions al ready have occurred OPA will have no authority to restore ten ants to dwellings they have been forced to vacate dairy products grains an other commodities couM be re stored by OPA on Aug 20 unless a 3man decontrol board ruled otherwise Some congressional sources be lieved there was a possibility that the measure would be sent to the white house before congress ad journs Tuesday Most bets how ever were being placed on Wed nesday afternoon The compromise OPA bill voted on by the house Tuesday would 1 Extend OPA until June 30 1947 2 Continue rent controls at June 30 levels unless increases are au thorized by the price administra tor No provision is made how ever for a tenant to be reimbursed by a landlord for any increases he may have paid for the month of July 3 Set up a special 3man board of control with final authority to supervise the gradual removal of price restrictions Each member appointed by the president with approval of the senate would re ceive a year 4 Forbid restoration of controls on livestock milk and their edi ble products cottonseed soybeans grains and petroleum until Aug 20 Controls would be restored automatically on that date unless the decontrol board specifies oth erwise 5 Continue decontrols on poul try eggs and tobacco after Aug 20 unless the board specifically directs price controls to be re stored before then 6 Vest in the decontrol board final authority over removal or restoration of any price control 7 Transfer from OFA to the secretary of agriculture the au thority to determine whether food commodities shall remain under control 8 Continue subsidies until April 1 on a reduced basis Payment of subsidies will be decided by the decontrol board 9 Give producers processors and manufacturers their 1940 prices plus increased costs pro vided OPA finds that the higher prices will result in increased pro duction 10 Forbid any further cot ab sorption for distributors whole salers and retailers 11 Provide that prices of cotton and woolen textiles may not be set below a level that will reflect the market rather than the parity price This provision also would guarantee cotton manufacturers their reconversion costs plus pro fits Report New Revolution Breaks Out in Bolivia Santiago Chile Chil ean foreign office said Tuesday that it had been notified that a new revolution had broken out in Bolivia among the groups which participated in the weekend suc cessful revolt against the Villar roel government   

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