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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HIBTOKY AKB ASCHIV JIOkNES A VOL LU Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five a MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 12 1946 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGto Mason City Stiufoy p m WTAD Qulncy 111 Hon C n 8 T WOI Atoes Wednesday p m WSUI Clly Thursday p m A TRAVESTY ON JUSTICE in Russia on the part of the decent segments ot the worlds population has not been increased by the execution of Gen Draja Mihailovich follow ing a trial in YugoSlavia which smacked of lynch law in our own deep south The general was hanged as a traitor to bis own country and collaborator with the German enemy But nobodyeven slightly conversant with the facts believes that the case against Mihailovich was well founded If treason was to be the charge it could have been lodged with a great deal more to substantiate it against Russias puppet in Yugo slavia Marshal Tito That he has sold his country down the river to Russia isnt even debatable J IN the early days of the war after Hitlerites in less than a week overran little YufeoSlavia Mihailovich then an army colonel organized his band of Chetnik guerillas and retired to the moun tain fastnesses With such help as could be smuggled In to him he proceeded to make life miserable for the Hitler invaders Hitler placed a huge price on his head By the entire antinazi world he was rated a fullflowered hero All of this of course was be fore Russia had come into the war In fact it was while Rus sia ostensibly at least was on friendly terms with Germany It wasnt until was attacked on her western front that any question was raised about the loyalty of Mihailovich to his own country and to the allied cause It wasnt significantly until after this development that any body outside of Russia ever heard of Marshal Tito In Russia its true he was known He had his training at the fount of commun ism in Moscow and he had served Russia not YugoSlavia Spain THE question arises Where was Tito at the time when the test of his loyalty to YugoSlavia would have been possible Where was he at the time he could have demonstrated that he loved Yugo slavia more than any other coun try or cause And the answer to both of these questions is that he was occupied serving his true IN the days when the case against Mihailovich was in the making a group of prominent Americans formed what was called the Com mittee for a Fair Trial for Draja Mihailovich Its chairman was George Creel and its honorary chairman was Dorothy Thompson On its membership of 70 were ranging in ideology from Senator Bob Taft and Alf Lan don on the right to John Dewey and Oswald Garrison Villarfl on the left I mention this merely to suggest that it wasnt in any sense a packed jury For the specific task of digging into the facts of the Mihailovich case a special commission of 5 was named It consisted of Arthur Garfield Hays chairman Adolph Berle Charles Poletti and Theo dore Kiendl Mr Haysof course is the New York lawyer who has given much of his life the pasi 30 years to the cause of civi liberties for his own countrymen In the report of this commission of inquiry itwas pointed ou that there was no wish to dip info the question of internal poli tics in YugoSlavia There wa no attempt to pass on the rela tive merits of Mihailovich and Tito or to comment on Russia inordinate influence in the affair of YugoSlavia pHIS commission under th chairmanship of Mr Hays opened its public hearings in New York on May 13 1948 Those hear ings continued for about a week A review of the testimony ad duced during the hearings is mos interesting and enlightening How Mihailovich stayed on in YugoSlavia and fought the Ger mans after the government movec to London is recalled Soon there after he was promoted to In rank of general and made min istcr of war by the YugoSIa govemmentinexile Special attention was given t the Tito courts charge that Mi hailovich had collaborated wit the axis powers And the conclu sion reached was that no evi dence whatever was adduced be fore the commission tending t show any such collaboration On the contrary the repor adds all the evidence tends t disprove the existence of sue collaboration witnesses w e r called from among member of American missions to both Mi Continued on Pare 2 OPA Boosts Retail Ceiling on New Cars 73 Average UNDERNEWLAW Increases Restore Profit Margins Before War as Allowed by Congress Washington Monday aised retail price ceilings on new mtomobiles an average of 73 per part of the increase re luired by the new price control aw The increase effective immedi itely on all models meets a re quirement that OPA restore the peacetime profit margins of auto lealers On the 4door only samples cited by days increases range from S63 on Chevrolet Flcefmaster to m a Cadillac On a Plymouth Deluxe and a ford Deluxe the increase is 573 vhile on a Buick series 40 the price hike is and on a Chrysler Royal 99 Dealers profit margins had been jut by OPA to prevent the full amount on increases previously ranted manufacturers from being passed on to the public Congress outlawed this cost absorption practice Still another increase under the new law will be put into effect soon OPA officials estimated to reporters this may amount to ibout 5 per cent to offset restora 4ilijreAvar handling charges which also have been trimmed my OPA Mondays increase was ithe fourth general price hike above 1942 auto ceilings granted since last Nevember The first covered cost increases up to iast fall the second wage increases early this year and the third high er parts and materials costs re sulting from the steel price boost last February OPA made no official estimate of the total average increase to date over 1942 ceilings but an of ficial said it probably is in excess of 15 per cent MP Is AWOL Geneva III County Sheriff George E Powell waited a week for the military policeman who was to return a private firsl class from Aurora to Fort Sheri trial on charges of Then the sheriff called Fort Sheridan authorities to find oul why the MP had not The MP was AWOL too pl1P permanent full time symphony orchestra in Australia MOTHER JUMP Russ Claim This Paper Consists ol TV NO 263 2 DEAD 7 HURT IN 3 CAR CRASH Paris he had been accused of insulting the Soviet Jnion Secretary of State James F 3yrnes backed down completely irom a bitterly defended stand Monday and as chairman of the peace conference threw it open to general debate on the Italian treaty Andrei Vishinsky soviet vice foreign minister threw the confer ence into an uproar and perhaps ts gravest crisis when he taxed Byrnes withthe charge of insult ing Russia Vishinsky had demanded the right to speak Monday afternoon on the Italian peace treaty 3yrnes on his first day as chair man under a plan of rotation ilocked the Russians demand He iased his refusal on conference sroceedings Saturday at which he Yugoslav delegate alone asked and received permission to speak on Italy Monday Byrnes and Vishinsky wrangled tor an hour over whether general debate on the Italian treaty was n order at this time For the time being Byrnes prevailed with his view that it was not Then after a long study of the minutes on which his ruling was based Byrnes backed down com pletely He ruled that it would not be necessary to put to a vote the Soviet request to speak An item as listed on the agenda Mon day was not in accord with what the minutes showed occurred Sat urday he said Byrnes said he would recognize any delegate to speak on the Ital ian treatyand thus opened the plenary session to general debate on Italy as demanded by the So viets Iowa to Draw 30 Million Terminal Leave Pay Des Moines 200000 Iowa veterans of World War II are expected to draw more than 530060000 in terminal leave pay under provisions of the terminal pay bill signed last Friday by President Truman Ralph R Stu art state commander of the Amer ican Legion estimated Monday Stuart said payments to Iowa veterans would average about 5165 The 615 American Legion posts of the state are preparing to set up special counseling offices fo assisting veterans as soon as ap plication blanks for the terminal pay become available Stuart said In the meantime the commander advised veterans to record thei discharges with their county re corders if they have not already done so Original discharge pap ers certified copies or photostats must be submitted with the appli cation PRICE CONTROL Warns Reinstatement Would Bring Black Markets and Confusion Washington Ed ward ONeal of the American arm Bureau Federation testified Monday that any attempt to rein state price controls over meat butter and other major farm pro ducts would bring confusion and slack markets ONeal was the first witness be Tore the powerful new price de control board He said it would be a mistake to attempt to re control grains livestock dairy products cottonseed soybeans and the products derived therefrom Congress allowed these to re main free from controls when it revived OPA But all will return under control Aug 21 unless the new board orders otherwise ONeal said that if the board intends to ignore the judgment of approximately 1000000 farm fam lies and restore the price ceilings that lapsed July 1 the govern ment must also restore a tight sys tem of food rationing If we are going into another period of strict price control we must be realisticand also control wages the farm leader saifl Any attempt to restore price controls over major farm products with bumper productiorvhaem phasized certainly would bring about all the confusion andblack markets that existed prior to the expiration of the old price control legislation ONeal conceded that some food prices had risen sharply but he said the large crops this year would bring a leveling off Speaking lor the congressionally created board Chairman Roy L Thompson promised a fresh un biased viewpoint that will result in decisions free from the influ ence of any other government agency Specifically at issue Monday is the future of OPA ceilings on grain and even before the hearing got formally underway spokes men for farmers and the grain trade raised a cry of impending black markets if controls are re stored Twenty witnesses were on tap for Monday Tuesday 23 others will take up the issue of price ceilings on livestock and meat Wednesday wilLbe devoted to soy beans and cottonseed with another 20 slated to testify Thirtysix have asked to be heard on the sub ject of dairy products before the hearings close Thursday night In a statement prepared for the boards initial session Thompson grayhaired New Orleans land STATBN ISLAND SHIPYARD BURNSFireboats throw water on Brighton marine shipyard Staten Island Sunday in an effort to control a fire which spreld to 2 fery thref W number smaller craft T116 3alarm blaze brought h t1 companies and 2 fireboats Damage was estimated at AP Wire DEATH VEHICLEFRONT AND REARMerle Galloway employe at a local garage is shown m the upper picture looking over the wreckage of the car in which 6 people were riding when it got between a concrete bridge railing and 2 other speeding cars Two died and the other 4 were hurt in this car while 3 passengers in a second car also were hospi 2 ln were uninjured as were 2 of those in the second The upper picture was laten with ft e camera pointed at whsft was the front endof the carthe lower picture is taken from the rear Fouc people got but alive GlobeGazette plioto banker and former economics pro fessor told the assembled wit nesses that not even the lawmak ers could decide the issue So he said the board was ireated ONeal as he had before con gressional committees offered a mass of data and charts showing estimates for bumper feed and food crops during the present season The farm organization leader said the free market is the place to fix prices for grains and all other agricultural prod ucts On the board with Thompson are Daniel W Bell Washington banker and former under secretary of the treasury and George H Mead Dayton Ohio industrialist and pulp paper manufacturer Sioux City Sue to Get Screen Test Sioux City year old Gayle Jean Hofstad now is the lady whos known as Sioux City Dick Thomas Philadelphia Pa composer of the popular song whose heroine was Sioux City Sue Sunday night selected Miss Hofstad from among 23 candi dates as the officialrepresentative from the city that Inspired the ng More than 100 girls with hair of red and eyes of blue had taken port in the contest which had lasted nearly a month A crowd estimated at 25000 persons at tended the final selection Miss Hofstad 5 feet 2 A inches with reddishbrown hair will re ceive a screen test at Republic studios She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Meyer S Hofstad Sioux City A native of Elk Point S Dak Miss Hofstad comes from a family of 6 children 5 girls and 1 hoy Her father she observed calls our house a harem She has been employed in the Junior Miss department of a Sioux City department store I havent traveled much but I always have dreamed of a ca reer as an actress and especially a trip to Hollywood she said At the time of the first settle ment in Australia in 1788 there were about 300000 aborigines in Australia Now there are about 52000 i i VI Pit S LJaLb O Rites at P M Tuesday Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 2 Was Resident Here 46 Years Husband Retired Railroader TVIrs Matt S Steeeq 74 208 12th N W a resident of Mason City since 1900 died Sunday morninj it a local hospital following a lin gering illness She had been bed fast for a month Mrs Steece is survived by her iiusband and 5 children Haiold Steece Richmond Va Mrs Flor ence Snyder Toronto Canada G Arro Steece San Francisco Mrs Dorothy Millis Portland Ore and Parke J Steece Mason City and 3 grandchildren Dick Snyder Toronto Canada Dixie Stetce San Francisco and Virginia Steece Richmond Va She also is survived by a brother J J Hopfe Melvin and 2 sisters Mrs Robert Barkhuff Austin Minn Mrs D R Barkhuff DCS Moines and Mrs Albert Morreli Fort Dodge She was born Aug 16 1871 ai Villisca She was married to Mr Steece at Hartley March 8 1892 and they lived on a farm near there and at Sheldon and Fair mont Minn before moving to MaEon City Mr Steece was employed by the Chicago North Western railroad until his retirement in 1937 Mrs Steece was a member of the First Christian church the Re bekah lodge and the Eastern Star of Sanborn Minn The Rebekahs will meet at the Odd Fellows hall at p m Tuesday for the strv Funeral services will be held at p m Tuesday at the McAuley and Son funeral home with the Rev George Marsh pastor of the First Christian church officiating Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge MRS MATTSTEECE Ruthven Youth Drowns While Swimming in Lost Island State Park Ruthven rold Parks 17 Royal drowned Sunday when he went in swimming with a group at Lost Island State Park near here The body was recovered about an hour later Coroner R J Brink Ayrshire reported Efforts by the Emmetsburg fire depart ment to revive him were unsuc cessful BOYS ARM BROKEN Conway 14 son of Mr and Mrs John L Con way broke an arm Saturday morning when cranking a tractor while baling hay He was taken to Mercy hospital Mason City Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy with occasional thundershowers Mon day night and Tuesday slowly rising temperature cloudy with occa sional thundershowers Monday night and Tuesday slowly rising temperature Low Monday night GO east to 68 west high Tuesday 80 to 85 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers in the southwest portion Mon day night and in south portion Tuesday Slowly rising tempera tures IN MASON Cm GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 73 Minimum 47 At 8 a m Monday 62 YEAR Maximum 78 Minimum 53 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hoXir period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Sunday 59 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 62 DEATH CAR HITS BRIDGE RAILING ONHIGHWAY106 Donald Lepley Bonnie Marah Killed Others in Fair Condition Two persons were dead and 6 were in Mason City hospitals Mon day as the result of the first of 3 cars hitting a bridge just west of Emery on highway 106 about 2 a m and piling all 3 into one mass of wreckage The dead Donald Lepley 27 Mason City Miss Bonnie hlarah Nora Springs daughter of Theodore Marah None of those hospitalized is in serious condition They are Mr and Mrs Walter Buser 1109 1st N W Miss Joyce Sutlon Charles City Miss Eva Wersteln 23 1630 Car olina N E Mrs Don Lepleyl 23 1515 Ccol idge S W Dan Hartwcll 20 Nora Springs Gayhard Bagley 31 343 Caro lina S E All 3 cars were going east when the accident happened with Lep leys car in the lead followed by the car driven by Dick Paine Nora Springs who had just passed one driven by E P Marshall Ma son City Exact details of the accident have not been definitely estab lished according to Sgt Reese of the Iowa highway patrol who in vestigated Pending completion of his investigation he said he be lieved that Paine was unable to slow down quickly enough to avoid hitting the rear of the Lep ley car Marshall remembered seeing the bottom of a car Reese said and the patrolman gave it as his opinion that Marshalls car hit the Lepley car also and crashed it against the concrete bridge rail ing which was broken by the im pact After hitting the Lepley car the one driven by Paine turned side wise to the road and skidded the length of the bridge with its rear end scraping against the north railing and then rolled across the road into the south ditch The Marshall car also slewed across the bridge and rammed into the ditch beside that of Paine Marshall and A E Kenncy Ma son City who was riding with him were unhurt Dale Sutlon Charles City riding in the Faine car also was uninjured Sgt Reese said that passengers in all 3 cars admitted some drink ing had been going on in their respective parties during the eve ning Mrs Lepley has a fractured shoulder and elbow Mr Basley has a fractured arm Funeral services for Lepley will be helfl at 2 p m Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev O Mall officiating Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery Lepley was born April 27 1919 at Masoi City He was employed by the Armco Drainage company as a machine operator and was a member of the Moose lodge Surviving are his wife June ad son Larry Dean 6 his parents Mr and Mrs J T Lepley Rich mond Cal and a brother Ronald J Lepley Richmond and grand mother Frank Veverka Monlezu ma Iowa and an aunt and uncle Mr and Mrs Fred Mulhern and 4 cousins all of Mason City The body will be at the Meyer funeral home until taken to the church at 1 p m Thursday for the services Mark Twain attended a log Farmer Shot on Way Home From Church Newton Ulrey 46 a farmer living 6 miles southwest of Prairie City was held in the county jail Monday in connection with the slaying Sunday of his neighbor George Charts 70 and Sheriff Ray Earner said Ulrcy admitted shooting at au tomobile and striking Charls over the head with a shotgun County Attorney M J Carey filed a first degree murder charge against Ulrey Monday morning The shot and battered body of Charts was found Sunday in a cornfield by his brother W S Charls who first discovered the bachelor farmers shotriddled au tomobile in a search that started when George failed to return from church George Charls lived half a mile north of Ulrey and the brother nearby Coroner Ralph Toland said Charls died of blows to the head although there were some shotgun pellets in his leg and body ti jjfcutiLo jii iiii itg allu UOtlV cabin school until he was 12 years Ulrey spent 10 months in an old Iowamental hospital
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