Mason City Globe Gazette, July 24, 1946

Mason City Globe Gazette

July 24, 1946

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1946, Mason City, Iowa Hi NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Associated Preu and United Press Full Leased Wlna Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 24 1916 ThU Paper Conslili ol Two SccttomSectlon One Jf0 247 TRUMAN PLEDGES FAST OPA ACTION GIs Died While Pentagon iGenerals Enjoyed Party i By FREDERICK C OTHMAN i1 w nyUea Press Correspondent i Washington the night of Jan 2 1344 torrential rain I M stalled the fighting in Italy and only a ew American 1 soldiers were killed by German snipers American On this same night a couple of pentagon generals and some Munc ui jjcmagop generals and so colonels traveled under orders issued by one of hemsetves New York for the wedding in the Hotel Pierre of Natalie Muniti Empire Garsson and Ulaj Louis K Klebenov The United States destroyer Turner exploded outside the harbor with heavy loss of life about time that Rep Andrew J May o had his picture taken hwith the arms of a beauty at the party around his neck I Our planes fought through to Berlin that night met severa Jhundred German aircraft and suf fered heavy losses Maj General William N Porter posed simul with the bride sitting in his lap This pic Iture was no phoney if It could not have been the pic jlture of somebody else placed on iJthe picture of the general coulc pit asked Sen Homer Ferguson Mich at the senates inquiry lihto how the and worth of mortar shell contracts I Oh absolutely not cried Kay imond Martin the tall and wavy itoatred wedding photographer Kho took the pictures you prab ibly saw in the papers last week 1 would not do such a thing So he stepped down getting his ljnvn picture taken in the process ijind then Sen James M Mead ol ffew York and his commit teemen Hooked into the printed records ybout those generals on wedding Juty 1 The evidence showed that while Ijvilians cooled their heels at the ticket offices the generals the olonels and one Albert Jacobson onetime attorney working for be war department rode to the vedding in style They had orders to go to New tl3ork on business of the Chemical Carfare service under the signa lire of one of the celebrating gen The army gave em a per em aljowance and ofcourse fieiritrain fare TimbthV KWilliams a in the chemical vfirfare branch identified the fcSvel orders They showed that S is war department regarded the Adding either as chemical war development or administra iFake orders commented Sen Sad That was only the begin g The committeemen had lies of the hotels bills to the liys brass Notations indicated at Garsson boys paid the room it of the visiting officers Men Read promised to learn we taxpayers actually by way of the shell con Its for theirhomes in one of laricas fanciest hotels Sen Knowland of California on reading the hotels rec until he came to one bill for Q35 named nonecollectable jfther slip showed that Con Mays room cost S2595 trio this indicates does it not Bd Sen Owen Brewester of je that after trying to col this from Congressman far a year the hotel finally ts money from the Garssons hats what it indicates to me ed Sen Knowland lere were other witnesses One he generals even sought to Slfy his presence at the wed JL When the day was over Sen Sjgruson cornered me and said did I expect to write a light Jifcrted piece for the papers about fsence such as this j had to admit I was in no rthearted mood Millers Last Rites Moines rites for i1 G Miller former Iowa sec ary of state and a republican ninee for that post at the time his death Sunday were held esday leather Report FORECAST ison City Partly cloudy and continued cool Wednesday night and Thursday ra Partly cloudy Wednesday night with a few scattered show ers in southwest and extreme south central portions Wednes day night and Thursday morn ing Cooler in extreme east por tion Wednesday night Thursday generally fair and continued cool JVIinnesota Fair slightly cooler extreme southeast portion Wed nesday night Thursday fair and continued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Itics for 24 hour period ending at 18 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Wednesday 60 Precipitation 02 IYEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 68 PHOTOGRAPHER IDENTIFIES MAY IN K Martin a New York photographer reads to the Ulead committee in Washington D C the caption on back of photo he said he made of Rep Andrew J May DKy being embraced by Mrs Muriel Gars son Herman maid of honor at reception following wedding of Murray Garssons daughter in New York in 1944 AP wire photo Reds Reject U S Plan on Atom Control New York A Gro wyko soviet representative to the United Nations atomic energy commission Wednesday flatly re jected the major United States proposals for control of atomic en ergy Gromyko speaking at a session of committee No 2 specifically turned down the U S proposals for settingup an atomic develop ment authority and for ruling out the veto on atomic matters In making his statement the so viet representative made it clear that his government was rejecting 1 as a whole or any the 3rd memorandum submitted by Bernard M Baruch U S delegate This memorandum had summed UP all principal points of the Unit of Gromykos stand was made by the United Na tions press officer in the midst of the closed meeting No information was available immediately on any possible suggestions made by the Russian delegate United States memorandum sets forth that controls would be wholly ineffective if enforcement could be prevented by vote of a state which has signed a proposed atomic control treaty Any other conception would render the whole principle of the veto ridiculous the memorandum added The United States memorandum also reiterated one of Baruchs statements when be presentedthe United States plan He said There must be no veto topro tect those who violate their solemn agreements not to develop or use atomic energy for destructive pur poses ed States plan Announcement CENSUS COMPLETED The census of the Cal mar school district has been com l t y ldor BJonerud clerk of ne board of education He reports here are 229 children of school age Everyone Should Have a Last Chance And this Is yours lo take ad vantage of our Economy Head ing Plan offer Your 4 favorite the GLOBE GAZETTE for a whole And all for a staggering low price Hand your post card to the GLOBEGAZETTE carrier tonight or drop it in the mail box We do the rest Have you lost it Call 3800 our circula tion department right away and we will send you another immediately Defective Shells Under Investigation SENATE PROBE TO GET FULL REPORTS Mead Wants to Know Who Produced Shells and Number GIs Killed Washington tary of War Kenneth C Royall has ordered a complete investi gation into circumstances sur rounding the army use of defec tive 42inch mortar shells which killed American troops in Europe it was learned Wednesday A high war department official said the report was now being prepared and would 6e submitted immediately upon completion to the senate war investigation com mittee Committee Chairman James M Mead D N Y said we want to know how many shells were defective who produced them and how many boys were killed Royall demanded a full re port it was learned after the senate committee disclosed that mortar shells of the type manu factured by a Garsson munitions firm had caused tragic casualties during the battle of the Bulge Royall promised the committee a report as soon as possible on 1 What the army did about the shell Z Whether any attempts were made to trace back the manufac turers through lot numbers 3 Who was killed or injured where under what circumstances and whether there were any wit nesses Qualified sources said the war department should have some where in its voluminous files the spot reports describing the incidents Disclosure that 42 inch mor tar shells had blown up in the faces of American troops was made at the committees hearings Thursday into the 16firm Illi nois munitions combine which handled 378000000 M worth of government war contracts Maj Gen Alden H Waitt chief of the armys chemical warfare service testified that he had sweat blood over the killing of American boys by the defective shells Waitt said the army had sought to track down makers of the de fective shells but only unsatisfac tory results thus far He said however that the Erie Basin Metal Products company a key firm in the mid western com bine was the largest manufacturer of the 42 inch shells pVocured by the chemical warfare service He also testified that Dr Henry Garsson described as the brains the combine had aided in the design of the shells Waitt attri buted part of the trouble to de sign The committee was told that so many gunners were maimed or many gunners were maimed or woum oe m szs killed by defective shells during nominations nonnegotiable the Battle of the Bulge that or Payable at the end of 5 year 1ST 00 00 1ST 00 BIKINI AtOLL PRMZ DD LCI t0 LCI APA APA APA APA APA DO NEVADA isr AROC ICT SALT CITY LCT ICT ICT ICT tCT APA ICT Oa LCLanding Wintry T ri fa 2t v t Terminal Pay Advocates foi Washington sup porters of terminal pay for GIs and gobs shouted an emphatic no Wednesday to the senates plan io issue bonds cashable only after 5 years Rallying behind the cry that if cash is good enough for officers its good enough for the enlisted men the group planned to fight for restoration of the original house provision for lump sum payments That fight will be made in a senatehouse conference to which the bill passed by the senate late Tuesday may be sent by night fall The bond payment plan was not considered by the house when it passed the bill without a dissent ing vote on June 11 The senate action Tuesday was by voice vote The bond provision suggested ay President Truman after the house acted on its own bill pro vides that payments generally are LO be in bonds unless the amount is less than In that case the ders were given to gun crews to fire them only with lanyards This cut their firing time by 90 per cent Meanwhile Sen Owen Brtvv ster R Sic said the senate com mittee was on the trail of war profits cases far more sensational than the inquiry into the Garsson combine The Garsson case Brews ter said was a mere firecracker com pared to the dynamite in the new investigations Tips have been rolling in so fast that the committee called a special meeting Wednesday to set up pri orities for investigating the re sorts Committee Chairman James M Mead D N Y disclbsed he will ask the senate for an addi tional to finance the work Mead also directed committee attorneys to ask President Truman tor income tax records of the prin cipals in the Garsson inquiry Mr Truman already has agreed to provide the tax records and Mead will ask for as many as we will need 3fficer Is Convicted on Assault Charges Boston Lieut Thomas Far rell was convicted by a Suffolk superior court jury Wednesday on three counts of assault with cigarettes and a razor blade on Miss Helen Stavrou 18yearold He was acquitted on charges of ndecent assault and committing unnatural acts The specific guilty verdicts were assault and battery with a lighted cigarette assault and battery with a and assault to crip recipient would get cash The bonds would be in S25 de and s at their face value plus interest ac crued at cent Payments in amounts other than a unit of 525 would be in cash A man en titled to 585 for instance would receive S75 in bonds and in cash Payments entirely in cash would be made to men discharged before Jan 1 1943 and to survivors of men who have died since their discharge Both the senate and the house versions are estimated to cost up to although undur the bond proposal not all of that would be paid out in cash at once The senate left unchanged these house provisions Payments to be made to all en listed personnel of the armed forces who have served honorably at any time since Sept 8 1939 amounts would be based on days of furlough lime for each month of service up to a maximum of 120 days and less deductions for furlough time actually re ceived payments would be made upon application filed up to Sept 1 1947 The senate provided in addition that no service personnel shall receive payments for more than 90 days of unused furlough time accruing after Sept 1 of this year The house bill contained no such provision but declared a congres sional policy that no terminal leave payments be made in future wars The senate limited lo 30 days the accumulated leave pay able in future wars Heretofore only officers have been paid for unused leave time up to a maximum of 120 days The 1850000 motor vehicles in Francejn 1938 have been reduced by than 50 per cent NAVY BABY mushroom of mud and water tossed up from San Diego bay in California big Bikiniatoll Wednesday This is the largest of scale model TNT under water explosions set off by the navy electronics laboratory w A TSults of Wednesdays Bikini atomic blast A 1000 foot plume was sent up by 2040 pounds of explosive touched off in 7 feet of water AP Wirephoto Murder Indictments Planned Against Heirens in 2 Cases Lipstick Slaying and Degnan KidnapMurder Faces Chicago Youth Chicago Attorney William J Tuohy said Thursday he would seek murder indictments Thursday against William Heirens n the kidnapkiliing of Suzanne Degnan and the lipstick slaying f Frances Brown and released a engthy question and answer statement from Heirens denying he Degnan crime In the statement which was aken from the youth June 30 ew days afterhis arrest Heircns denied any knowledge of he Deg nan kidnaping and asserted he was drinking with friends the night she vas abducted last Jan 7 Informed by Tuohy that his mgerpnnt had been matched with one found on the Degnan note rieirens said in the statement a George Murman had taken some writing paper from his room a few days before the abduction The prosecutor said previously that George Murman was a fic titious character According to the statement Wil bcrt Crowley assistant slates at torney said to Heirens Now Bill I am going lo ask you specifically about the case in volving the death of Suzanne Degnan I know hey said they found my fingerprints on that I didnt do it In fact I felt very sorry I understand what the par ents go hroagh for something like that Now Bill did you take girl out of the house that night I didnt take her out No the been told to you your fingerprints are on the ransom note didnt put them there I could not have you know how a piece Britain Says JewishAgency Ordered Riots London IP The British gov rnment Wednesday accused lea ers of the Jewish agency for alestine of ordering acts of iolence by underground forces in Palestine In a 10page white paper pre sented to parliament by the colon ial secretary the government published intercepted telegrams which it said linked Jewish Lea ders Moshe Shertok Bernard Joseph David BenGurion and others with armed attacks by the three Jewish illegal paramili lary organizations Hagana Irgtm Zvai Ieumi and the Stern gang The evidence a white paper de clared influenced the decision for widespread police and army oper ations in which more than 2500 Jews in Palestine were arrested une 29 The white paper accused Moshe Shertok head of the agencys pol itical department and a member of the executive in London of agreeing to one serious incident in Palestine to raise the morale of the Jewish community Meanwhile tension in Pal estine scene of a vast manhunt or extremists who bombed the King David hotel Monday was heightened Wednesday by an Arab warning that if the British failed to halt terrorism the Arabs them selves would be forced to lake a hand While rescue workers continued to dig through the debris of the hotel here in hopes of finding ad ditional persons still alive British troops and Palestine police comb ed Jerusalem for leaders of the Jewish underground organization Irgun Zvai Leumi An announcement purportedly from that organization received bythe Associated Press Tuesday night said that Irgun Zvai Leumi soldiers staged the bombing which resulted in at least 52 per sons killed 55 injured and 72 miss ing The question most frequent ly asked in the Holy Land was what effect the explosion which destroyed a wing of the hotel containing British military headquarters would have on the admission of additional Jews to Palestine The Arab warning to the Brit ish accused Attlees administra tion of being too reluctant to use its full forces to wipe out terrorism and protect Arabs in Palestine SEE RELUCTANT PRESIDENT 0 K FOR NEW BILL Control Measure Now Facing Senates Vote After House Passage Washington presi dential action was promised Wed nesday as soon as congress sends an OPA revival bill to the white house Charles G Ross press secretary told reporters President Truman will act very promptly and send congress a message or memoran his action be veto or approval Ross would not forecast Mr Trumans action which he timed as likely to come Thursday However lowans Say No Washington 8 con gressmen all republicans voted against the OPA revival bill when it passed the house by a 210 to 142 vote Tuesday Earlier the 8 lowans had voted for a motion to recommit the meas ure lo commiltee PROBE DEATH OF SIOUX CITYAN Woman Is Found Dead With Dagger in Chest Sioux City Wednes day were investigating the death of Elaine Virruso 25 who was found dead at her home Tuesday with the blade of a souvenir dag ger in her chest The highly engraved dagger was a war trophy which the wom ans husband Stitto Virruso 27 brought from Germany when he returned from military service Dr R WPerkins acting Wood bury county coroner said he was not prepared to say whether Mrs Virruso died by her own hand Chief of Detectives Harry Gib bons who announced that a thor ough investigation was under way added that he had been in formed that Mrs Virruso had been in poor health The daggers sheathwas on a window sill near the body and there were no signs of struggle in the upstairs bed room in which Mrs Virruso was found Gibbons said Besides her husband the woman is survived by a 4yearold daugh ter house democratic leader McCor mack Mass has said the presi dent will approve the newest ver sion of a trimmeddown OPA The presidents message Ross added would be a written one and not a speech for radio delivery The president spoke on the radio when he vetoed the previous OPA Asked whether the president in the event he signs the bill will appoint its price decontrol board Thursday he said he thought it un likely The senate slowly inched the compromise revival bill toward the white house Supporters sat back to listen while critics recited again their record of dissatisfaction with OPA as it as if may be before a vote most members doubted would come before night fall There an air of certainty on both sides that this vole would complete congressional action nn the compromise measure to resus citate the agency which died 24 days ago with Mr Trumans velo of the original extension bill The house passed the measure on a 210 to 142 vote Tuesday after deieating 220 to 135 a move to strike out all but rent controls There was less certainty about Mr Trumans reaction but most legislators thought his ncn strokes would spell out an approving if reluctant signature The lawmakers could only guess what he might have to sny in ad dition about a congress that twice refused to continue the broad au thority OPA held before July 1 and then gave him a bill keeping ceilings off many major food items at least until August 20 Report Howard Hughes in Pretty Good Shape Ixis Angeles and a half weeks after his spectacular crash in an experimental plane Millionaire Howard Hughes is in pretty good shape his physicians say The doctors credit Hughes ter rific stamina and fighting spirit with keeping him alive despite a crushed chest a fractured skull and multiple other lesser injuries His left lung which twice has been drained of fluid has begun functioning a little reported Dr Verne Mason although he certainly cannot be considered out of danger until all fluid has been removed from the left chest A third tapping of the chest is plan ned of paper with your finger prints on it could be used gave George some paper He wanted to take it he didnt nave he would look at my notebook I was writing something for english and he just iore it off tore some pages off the bottom of the pad and he said f want to use this I thought noth ing more of it Later in the questioning he was asked his whereabouts on the night of the kidnaping He replied I know dam well where I was J remember that night That was the night I was breaking in somebodys room Joe Coslellis They were drinking and I rcmem Heirens added that he slept that night in the room of a slight ac luaintance who was at the party but said he didnt remember the youths name PACKING UNION SEEKS MORE PAY Chicago URITne National Brotherhood of Packinghouse Workers Wednesday announced demands including a per nour minimum wage and bonuses to cover the increased cost of living to be presented to Swift and Co on behalf of 15000 members Don Mahon president of the union which is affiliated with the Confederated Unions of America said the demands would be sub mitted to Swift Monday to ini tiate a new master agreement for the 14 packing plants in which the SfBPW has contracts Swift he said traditionally sets the pattern for the industry Mahon said other demands in cluded a guaranteed 40 hour week seniority for time in military serv ice vacation pay bonuses for re turning servicemen and paid va cations for all employes ;