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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LH THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated FTCM Unllsd Fresj Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy Small Nations Lose Peace Parley Test Walis the Paris peace conference voted 12 to 8 Saturday to rotate the conference chairmanship as urged by the IwiS nattlons and twoed question of whether a two thirds vote or a simple majority would decide all issues The vote on the chairmanship was the first outright test in the areLand sma11 nations and was a victory for the s 5hma France Great anfl Russia hat French order chairmanship proposed by the MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 3 1946 t The U S Canada China France Great Britain Norway Poland Czechoslovakia the Ukraine Soviet Russia Yugoslavia and White Russia The nations voting for a single permanent chairman were Australia Belgium Brazil Greece India New Zealand Hol land and South Africa Ethiopia Attlee to Bevin Paris Minister Attlee headed for London Satur day to confer with Ernest Bevin bis ailing foreign secretary and possibly decide whether Bevtn Is well enough to take Attlees place as head of the British dele gation to the peace conference abstained from voting in the ac tion by the powerful committee on rules and procedure China was not an invitingpow er due to the insistence of Rus sia but as a member of the for eign ministers council will take its turn in the chairmanship rotation Each chairman will serve 3 days The question of a twothirds majority favored by Russia and the United States promised to be another fight between large and small nations The rules committee adjourned until Monday without reaching a decision A British spokesman mean while said Britain would go down the line in support of every com promise reached by the foreign ministers on peace treaties He ex pressed the opinion there would be no reopening of the Trieste ques tion despite Yugoslavias opposi tion to the ministers decision to internationalize that disputey city MANlEUfFOR Secret Service Reveal Names or Dates Washington The secret service reported Saturday that an alleged selfproclaimed exe cutioner is being held for grand Jury action on charges of threat ening the life of President Tru man This statement was In a report on the services activities during the fiscal year which ended June 30 It did not give names places or dates in the case However the service described pie arrest and confinement of the accused as the most significant I of its activities in protecting the president i In the same report the secret jj Service predicted that mail thieves iwould try to make capital out of 1 he 15000000 checks and 12000 00 bonds to be sent to veterans 3r GI terminal leave pay The service further reported a loderate upturn in seizures of bo us bills and coins the first in rease in several years j It attributed the increase prin lipally to the importation by re ijirning service men and travelers in currency shipments of a tj icicle of bogus bills of foreign i J rigin Arrives in Independence Home 4 Independence Mo j j lent Truman came home Saturday o a rousing reception from friends ind neighbors i t The president flew in from j i Washington to vote in next Tues 1 democratic primary in which has become a prime issue as a result of his endorsement of Enos Axtell against Representative Rog er C Slaughter in the neighboring 5th district i A crowd of friends and towns fpeople surged around the presi ij dents car as he and Mrs Truman j and Margaret arrived from Grand i view where the presidents plane had landed shortly after noon En I route from Grandview to Inde pendence the president stopped for a visit with his 93yearold I mother Mrs Martha E Truman JvVeatlier Report FORECAST cloudy and cooler i Saturday night Sunday fair and A cool Highest temperatures Sun L day afternoon 7580 in north 8085 in south innesota Clearing and cooler i Saturday night Sunday lair and cool IN MASON CITY i3IobeGazette weather statistics 1 24 hour period ending at 8 Itock Saturday morning aximum 79 nimum g7 8 a m Saturday 71 m AGO tximum 80 iaimum 57 Wages Go Up Down Up as WAB If wages of Mason City crafts men seem to have an off again on again quality these days blame the federal wage adjust ment board On June 30 union carpenters here received wages of S120 an hour laborers 75 to 85 cents and roofers 51 to Thats when the wage adjustment board WAB went out of existence together vith its foster mother the OPA So H L Leake business repre sentative of the building crafts mens unions announced on July 11 that wage increases already ne gotiated with the employers and awaiting approval by the WAB should go into effect July l Employers argued that they shouldnt be asked to pay retro active wages and set the date at July 13 Arbitration finally fixed the effective date of the wage in creases at July 6 So beginning July 6 carpenters received 5140 an hour laborers received from 90 cents to SI and roofers from 5120 to The craftsmen were happy the em ployers were satisfied Things were just dandy Came the dawn of a new OPA and rebirth of WAB It happened on July 25 Then followed a letter to local unions and employers announcing that all wage increases since June 30 would have to be rolled back to the old levels not later than Aug 10 Noone need pay back any of the wages paid meanwhile but wages had to go back down Then another letter came for the carpenters union announcing that their petition for a wage increase was approved effective July26 theyre right backup to before they can get back down to thats only the carpenters wages Laborers and roofers wages must go back down as soon as employers can change their payroll records and not later than Aug 10 or the employers will be in violation of the law Of course if the WAB gets around to approving also their pe titions for wage increases they may mind you we only said they might be back up again before they go down Its very Dimple They must go down but they may go up before they go down If youre ditzy too blame the WAB as we said before War Probers Begin Month Long Siesta Washington senate war investigating committee began a breather Saturday along with the rest of congress but posted notice that its ferreting for wartime frauds will go on In its announcement the com mittee reported an 1st case which will be heard publicly would be that stemming from its inquiry into defective mortar shells which killed Americans Previously the committee re ported receipt of more than a halfhundred letters from former officers and exGIs some of whom offered to furnish lot numbers of the bad shells PRICE CEILINGS UP ON BAKERY GOODS BREAD Macaroni Corn Meal Flour Cereals and Noodles Are Increased Washington ceilings were up Saturday on bread and bakery products flour cereals macaroni noodles corn meal and hominy grits and increases on more market basket items are on the way Tagged for announcement soon are price hikes of perhaps 8 to 10 cents a pound on coffee and 1 to Z cents on canned corn peas and tomatoes Meanwhile OPA ordered these retail increases into effect cent on loaves weighing up to 2 pounds on bigger loaves 2 to 3 cents Bakery cent a dozen on bread rolls 15 per cent on cookies crackers and biscuits 1 cents a pound Breakfast to 3 cents a package on all kinds ex cept corn flakes puffed rice and puffed wheat Macaroni and noodles Two cents on 8ounce boxes 1 cent on smaller packages Corn meal and hominy One to 2 cents a pound OPA tumbled out announce ments these increases in rapid succession late Friday It followed them up with a rul ing that no ceilings appjy until DIZZY CAT Carrolllon 111 ang uished yowl arose from beneath the hood of Vernon Johns auto mobile when he stepped on the starter A cat had crawled into the car engine for a nap during the night and was being whirled around in the fan as the motor revolved Pussy who was extricated by a mechanic suffered only minor bruises In Iowa Monday Des iHoines A Ungles DCS nioines chairman of the Iowa Wholesale Bakers said Friday night that the OPA au thorized raise in the price of bread probably would be put into effect in Iowa Monday at least August 20 on corned beef hash meat stews tamales and chili con cartie This reversed an earlier decision The reason for the turnaround OPA said is that these items con per cent meat and thus must remain control free for the present As for the increases on flour bread and bakery products OPA said they stem principally from a decision against restoration at this time of a flour subsidy which lapsed July 1 and from the fact that the price of wheat has gone above June ceilings There are no price controls at present on wheat or other basic grains To compensate OPA raised mil Victory CongressHeads for HomeElection Battle lers flour ceilings 5111 a hundred pounds east the Rocky moun tains and on the west coast This boosts retail flour ceilings at least a cent a pound the agency said Besides the flour increase OPA listed these reasons for higher prices on bread and bakery prod ucts 1 Higher costs of shortening and several other bakers raw ma terials all of which are exempt from control 2 Continued restriction of out put due to the 85 per cent limita tion on flour production This curb OPA said makes it impos sible for bakers to offset cost in creases byjarger volume In its official announcement OPAtermed the bread and flour increases iemporary The agen cy said they will remain in effect only up until the price decontrol board has determined whether maximum prices should be re imposed afterAugust 20 on the basic grains OPA officials later acknowled ged however that the increases will have to be continued if the board should rule against re establishment of grain ceilings The Program SATURDAY 8 p concert Clear Lake municipal band Stageonthe Lake p show and water acts Laff Parade of 1956 rope jumpers Jack Lavier Ruthie Charlie Brugge 10 p ball ballroom SUNDAY a club sailboat races Main street dock 11 a church services and Surf ert D Blue speaker the Rev Edward Day in charge Mor rell malp chorus Ottumwa 2 p male chorus p concert Stage ontheLake Cedar Falls band Address Gov Robert D Blue Presentation of Iowa Heroes award to Hanford OLeary Yacht club sailboat races Main street dock B p m Concert Clear Lake municipal band Stageonthe Lake p show and water acts grand finale fireworks PEOPLE WILL C Boyle master of ceremonies on the 3urme Cear L2ks Goveraors days took time out for the stag party at the AllVeterans social center Friday evening but he did not give up being the center of attention as the Picture shows As he coaxed state officials to an adjoining room for the Dicture his leather heels slipped on the polished floor and jacknifed him with a loud bufc others could restrain their laugh TJ tL P S e Boyle Charles E Cornwell Mason City president of the Asso F Preservation of Clear Lake Ewald G Trost Fort Dodge Senator B B Hickenlooper Cedar Rapids Frank Mattes Fort Dodge chairmanof the state con servation commission seated Fred J Poyneer Cedar Rapids and Herman M Knudson Poyneer are of the state conservation commis Sheriff Still Missing After Tennessee Poll Battle Athens Tenn 3man citizens committee named by po litically minded veterans who re inforced their ballots with bullets kept law and order in embattled McMinn county Saturday of a violent 6 hour battle between veterans and deputies over the counting of bal lots in Thursdays democratic pri quiet as the committee look over Two eiGIs were in charge of the jail battered and bullet spat tered from scores of rounds of ammunition Other veterans pa trolled the county Athens itself was still under city Police Chief Bob Walker who said he would cooperate with the vet erans The committee was named at a mass meeting Friday to preserve order following the mysterious dis appearance qf McMinn County Sheriff Pat Mansfield Mansfield a leader in the long dominant county political group which the veterans claim they ousted with a slate of exGr can didates left town after servicemen routed him and 34 special depu ties from the county jail shortly after 3 a m Friday The surrender of the sheriff and his deputies followed a 6hour battle during which 18 persons were injured as veterans and deputies besieged in the jail traded gunfire after a dispute over ballot counting A demolition bomb which ripped off part of the jail finally routed the deputies This wont be legal Its just a matter of protection a spokesman for the veterans said at Fridays meeting as the 3man committee was named For some reason or other the sheriffs force is not around spokesman Harry Johnson treasurer of the veterans ticket said Meanwhile Governor Jim McCord said at Nashville that he would send 4 state patrolmen to Athens for a day or so simply to exercise normal police activity On Sept 1 SheriffElect Henry will take over George Woods a member of the county election committee ana speaker of the Tennessee house o representatives conceded thai Henry beat Paul Cantrcll erstwhile state senator who ran foi Sheriff in Thursdays election huge StageontheLake erected especially for the Governors clays celebration at Clear Lake provides unobstructed vision for more than 3000 persons as the picture shows On stage are members of The Laff Parade of 1946 night attraction Bleachers erected on shore at the sea wall were planned to seat 3000 with a maximum of comfort for warm evenings Thursday and Friday evenings were no problem on that score how ever Warren photo JP J ife tic Annual Stag at Clear Lake Honors Officials of Iowa Gov Robert D Blue missed out Friday evening on the annual Preservation of Clear Lake ssocja lon or th But more than 100 directors ami committee members of the asso ciation ana their guests took otf their coats at the command of Presi dent Charles E Cornwell Mason City and enjoyed an evening of relaxationwith plenty of good food aridfood fellowship attheAll Veterans social center The governor was forced to cancel plans to fly him to Clear Lake especially for the party Mrs is in a Des Moines hospital and he was booked for a celebration at Iowa City Saturday morning be fore the annual dinner in hjs hon or at Clear Lake Saturday at p m Toprow politico at the party was Senator B B Hickenlooper Cedar Rapids Members of the state conservation commission at tending included Chairman Frank W MattesOdeboldt Fred J Poyneer Cedar Rapids and Ewald G Trost Fort Dodge State offici als including rhembers of both political parties outnumbered their hosts At the downtown festivities in Clear Lake more than 1200 per sons turner out despite threaten ing weather to see the evening performance on the slageonthc lake and in the water between the stage and the bleachers erected on the shore over the seawall The Laff Parade of 1946 of professional dancers and vaude ville performers the DCS Moines high school rope jumping team in a blindfold act the Husty Hinge quartet and the quartet of Clear Lake girls in their swimming bal let were all well received The stageperformance will be repeated both Saturday and Sun day evenings Saturday evening it will be followed by the annual governors ball at the Surf ball room at 10 oclock Sunday eve ning a fireworks display has been added Gov Blue will be the speaker at a Sunday morning union church service on the lake front Specic1 bleachers will accomodate 3000 worshippers at the service led by the Rev Edward W Day Clear Lake The governors principal ad dress of the celebration is sched uled for Sunday afternoon at oclock IOWA PACKING STRIKERS BACK Cedar Rapids of Wilson and companys Cedar Rap ids packing plant who walked out last Wednesday returned to their jobs Saturday The strike which started when 500 employes in the mechanical division hoe kill beef kill and sheep kill departments walked off their jobs shut down the entire plant Thursday affecting 1900 workers The dispute union officials re ported arose over objections of mechanics to incompetent super vision and objections of all em ployes to a proposed change in hours and promotion policy Small quantities of cobra venom have been found useful for reduc ing pain from various human ail ments LAWMAKERS ON LONGEST REST OVER 8 YEARS Bucked President on Domestic Issues Voted International Affairs Washington tired and attlescarred 79th congress faded nto history Saturday on a rec Drd of complete cooperation with resident Truman on international affairs but vigorous disagreement on domestic issues The socalled victory congress of World war II succumbed Friday night to the weariness of 20 his torymaking months of war and peace and went home for the long sst congressional vacation in 8 years Before the new congress re convenes next January congress men expect to know through November election returns wheth er a majority of the American voters agree with the record they have established in the last two years The election returns they be lieve will determine whether it was a popular move when they threw off the yoke of white house domination with the passing of the late President Roosevelt and balked his successor time after time It was dramatically evident by what transpired in the closing hours of the session The senate overwhelmingly agreed GO to 2 o submit the United States to compulsory jurisdiction of the new world court in all matters ot treaty interpretation and inter national law The only dissenters were Sens William Langer RN and Hennk who voted last year against ratifying the United Nations charter In the same session however the congress gave final approval to a limited liberalization of pres ent social security laws which was far short of the cradle to grave program Mr Truman requested many months ago Between charter ratification early in 1945 and the court reso lution Friday the congress also had augmented the administra tions program of international co operation by 1 Endorsing the Brelton Woods monetary agreement of 1944 2 Approving a 53750000000 loan to Great Britain 3 Providing huge funds for United Nations relief and rehabil itation 4 Implementing the United Na tions charter with arrangements to cooperate with other nations in the interchange of agricultural educational and scientific informa tion On most domestic issues how ever the congress either watered down or completely rejected the presidents recommendations For instance after a bitter wrangle which involved a veto and llthhour compromise the con gress agreed to extend the office of price administration until June 30 1947 but with so many re strictive amendments that Truman signed it into law luctantly The record contained many similar examples of the capitol white house split Among them were Military Congress extended the draft law only until next March 31 instead of for a full year and put a ban on taking 18 year olds It flatly rejected his proposal to merge the army and navy into a single department of national defense and the idea of a perma nent peacetime conscription pro gram Full Employment T h c b i 11 which finally won congressional approval fell far short of the ad ministrations proposal to practi cally offer a federal government guarantee of 60000000 jobs Housing An emergency pro gram for veterans housing finally got through But a longrange permanent program aimed at erecting more than 1000000 dwellings a year through public private cooperation died in the house of representatives Minimum Wage senate substituted a 65 cents an hour floor for an administration plan intended to run it up to 75 cents But again the house balked and killed the measure United Slates Employment Serv by ice decided that job ws agency Mother finding services taken over by the were said to be doing federal government during the war should return to the states Nov 15 instead of next June 30 Government Truman got through 2 out of 3 plans submitted Labor Congress passed and Mr Truman vetoed the socalled Case antistrike bill intended tc HEIRENS TO GET FINAL CHANGE Set Tuesday Deadline for Full Confession Chicago Heirens 17 year old university student will be given a last chance nexl Tuesday to confess slaying of Suzanne 2 other murders the kidnap Degnan and Slales Attorney William 3 Tuohy announced Friday after meeting with Heirens attorneys that defenseprosecution confer ences would be resumed at a m Tuesday It was expected that Heirens would be taken before the states attorney at that lime to offer a full written confession of he crimes Tuohy was reported reliably to have offered to recommend a 199 year prison sentence for the youth in exchange for the confessions but was adamant against defense pleas for a lesser sentence Without the written confessions and a plea of guilty the states attorney planned to go ahead and prosecute the case and presum ably would penalty demand the death 53 POLIO DEATHS IN TWIN CITIES Minneapolis Minne apolis and St Paul poliomyelitis epidemic ran unabated Saturday with the death toll rising to 53 a Minneapolis city health commis sioner F J Hill asked that par ents keep children under 15 at home With a total of 520 confirmed cases of infantile paralysis In the Twin Cities the outstate total added approximately another 10 patients Minneapolis had 429 cases def initely diagnosed as polio and St Paul 91 since the first of theyear Report Birth of Quints in China Nanking of quin boys and a tin wife of a farmer in Sichiaotsung a village in western Hupeh prov The agency said the farmer named Feng had employed 2 we nurses More iron ore is mined in Wyo ming than in all the other Hocky Mountain states together Mr re   

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