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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5 1946 Tlilj Pater Consists of Two One NO m 70L UI Ml Ot Copr MASON IOWA NATIONWIDE MARITIME STRIKE ON Army Clears Garsson Munitions Combine on Bad Shells MAY IS WILLING TO TESTIFY IN PROFITS PROBE Congressman Offers to Appear on Date Set by His Physician Washington The army Thursday cleared the Garsson munitions combine of any re sponsibility for defective 42 rnof tar shells which killed38Ameri can soldiers and injured 127 A war department report attri defects to faulty fjises was given to the senate war investigating committee which received from Rep May DKy Thursday an offer to submit to questioning in connection with his activities in behalf of the Garsson interests May said he would be willing to meet a subcommittee immedi ately at his home in Prestonsburg Ky or to appear before a formal committee session in Washington at a date as determined by my The report on the mortar shells requested by the committee dur ing its investigation of the muni tions combine said there were four principal manufacturers who producted the defective fuses The concerns headed by Dr Henry M Garsson the report said made only the shells themselves The report released at the war department named these firms as the principal makers of the fuses William Fenoilcompany Hunt ly HI Milwaukee Stamping com paiiy Milwaukee Casco Products corporation fifidgMfartT Conn National Works Westhanover Mass described a a subsidiary of Casco Chairman Mead DN o the committee had summarized someof the war departments re port in a statement last month but the full report was not made publicat that time The repor said also 1 Of about 4000000 rounds o the weapon fired in training exploded prematurely The repor said the percentage of defects wa 158 shells for every 100008 fired 2 In the 194445 Battle of th Bulge in the Ardennes the war department ordered the firing o 42 shells that had been found de fective but directed the use o lanyards so the crews could fir the weapons from a safe distance 3 The most serious accident wa at the A P Hill Military Reserva tion Fredericksburg Pa where rcuzzle burst in training woundei 11 officers 2 of them fatally In another development th Chemical Corps News official publication of the chemical war fare service said the Meadcom mittees inquiry had damage the usefulness of the 42 mortar by creating widespread distrus in its safety The departments report sai that 600000 of the mortar sheli now are being reworked at th Pine Bluff Ark arsenal to mak them fool proof ACCIDENT VICTIM IS IMPROVING Cortoughs Right Leg Amputated at Hospital J V Corrough Frozen Foods Inc representative in Mason Ci1 and Clear Lake who was serious ly injured when the car he wa driving struck a bridge on High way 18 near the disposal plan turn east of Clear Lake Wednes day morning was reported im proving Thursday His right leg was amputated Mercy hospital following the ac cident He was badly cut an bruised over his entire body Mr Corrough was driving to Clear Lake at the time of the acciden and does not know what happene to cause the accident He wa found seriously injured and th car badly damaged about 10 a i Wednesday He was reported to have had fair night at the Mercy hospital following the accident Mr Cor rough is the soninlaw of Mr an Mrs Lloyd R Roberts 1025 2n N W French Consular Agent Minneapolis Jacqm Fermaud University of Minncso associate professor was announc ed Thursday as French consula agent for the Twin Cities WRECKED CARS AFTER HEADON photo This car driven by Clifford Mower of Ferry was nearly de molished and Mower his moth er and his son were killed in the collision Photo at left This car was driven by Ed Russell Jr of Woodward Russell and his bride of a week were killed in this auto The headon col lision occurred Wednesday eve ning near Adel AP Wire photo 5 Persons Are Killed as 2 Cars Hit Headon Near Adel Adel persons including a recently married couple and 3 members of a Perry Iowa family were killed Wednesday in a 2car headon collision north of here Three other women were in ured The dead are Mrs Ray Mower 64 her son Clifford Mower 25 and 4 month old grandson Darryl Mower all of Ferry and Mr and Mrs Edgar Russell Jr 24 and 21 respectively of Woodward Both cars were almost completely demolished by the terrific mpact as the vehiclescollided the intersection of highways 169 and 64 5 miles north of Adel Witnesses said the Russell car apparently went out of control after turning onto highway 64 hat it swerved across the road careened over a drainage ditch arid then turned back onto the highway where it and the Mower carcollided Mrs Clifford Mower 25 was among the injured She suffered iip and back injuries Mrs Flor ence Van Heemst 44 a friend who was riding in the Mower car was reported to be the most serious ly injured having received a se vere head cut Mrs Geneva Snell 21 Of Wood ward a war widow and occupant of the Russell car was cut and oruised She is a sister of Rus sell Deputy sheriffs and highway patrolmen said they had to pry open a door of the Mower car to remove itsoccupants and that Mrs Mower and Mrs Van Heemst were in a semiconscious condi tion when removed The Mower baby died on the way to the hospital the other 4 were killed in the crash The Russells had been married a week ago Thursday MrsRus sells former home was Rock Island 111 The injured women are in the Kings Daughters hospital at Perry Government Officials Say Higher Sugar Prices AreNecessary Washington ff Government officials said Thursday that sugar ceiling prices must go higher Although they shied away from estimating the exact increases they mentioned that a boost of 1 cent a pound at retail levels would add about a year to consumer costs Both OPA spokesman and rep resentatives of the government commodity credit corporation tolc a reporter the impending increase results from the CubanAmerican agreement under which prices for Cuban sugar are based upon the increases in the cost of living within the United States fig ured on a quarterly basis Cuba supplies about onethird of the sugar used within the United States and any prices paic Cuba must be reflected from all other sources Says Greece Not to Blame for Troubles United Nations Headquarters Jake Success N Y 3endramis spokesman for Greece Thursday told the United Nations Security Council that it was not Greece but other countries which threatened world peace Replying to charges of the Ukraine that Greece and Britain through her troops in Greece are threatening peace and security Dendramis claimed that the charges resembled those which Italy made on the eve of her at tack in 1940 Greece he said was a champion of peace and democracy in the Balkans Greece by tradition he said is imbued with moderation Dendramis characterized the op ponents of the Greek regime a anarchists who had not ye washed the blood from their hands from the Civil war of las December Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy ani continued rather warm wit scattered thunder shower Thursday night and Friday Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered thunder showers Thursdaj night and Friday Continued rather warm Lowest Thursdaj night in upper 60s Highest Fri day 80 to 85 Minnesota Mostly cloudy with oc casional showers north am partly cloudy with scatterec thundershowers south portion Thursday night and Friday Cooler extreme north Thursda night and north and central por tions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Thursday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 66 tfolotov Back in Paris After Stop in Berlin Paris IP Russian Foreigt Minister V M Molotov returnet Paris Thursday after stopping ver at Berlin the Russian em iassy said Molotov flew to Mos ow last Saturday for confer ences Andrei leputy foreignminister called on he 21 nation r peace c6nfcrenc Thursday to reject emphatically taHan claims disputed Trieste Outlining Soviet Russias stam in the leading territorial issue be ore the postwar conference Vishinsky said that Yugoslavi has an ungues ionable right o Trieste He iaid the Soviet Union was sup porting the Big our agreement o make a free erritory of the port only be cause of polit cal considera ion The Russian diplomat in a speech before he Italian po itical and ter ritorial commission accused Ivan Bonomi former Italian pre Biier of cloaking annexations with the flag of justice in claim ng the important Adriatic port f o Italy Vishinskymade it plain tha lussia would abide by the Bi Four foreign ministers decision 1 create the free territory of Triest jut declared sharply Yugoslavia has an unquestion able right to the port and town of Trieste The decision of the for eign ministers contains a mini mum of justice In our opinion it should contain a maximumof jus tice But sometimes it is not pos sible to have a maximum of jus tice in dealing with political con siderations Sometimes when we are dealing with politics 2 and 2 dont make they add up to 5 MOLOTOV HEIRENS FAILS TO HANG SELF SENTENCE DUE Confessed Killer of 3 Makes Try During Changing of Guards Chicago Heirens onfessed triple slayer attempted 0 commit suicide by hanging in lis county jail cell early Thurs day Heirens made the suicide at empt only A few hours before he ivas to appear in court to hear himself sentenced for the slayings 1 sixyearold Suzanne Degnan Trances Brown an exwave and Fosephine Ross a widowed house wife The 17yearold killer tried to lang himself with a sheet during a changing of his guardsat 1 a m Sheriff Michael MMulcahy said Heirens was left alone for only minute when le tied the sheet 0 a bar near the top of his cell wisted it around his neck and stepped off a cell bunk A guard saw him hanging al most immediately and cut him down Mulcahy said As a result Heirens was not harmed and he was prepared for the sentencing Thursday as scheduled I had been expecting some thing like this Mulcahy said and I had given the guardsor ders not to leave him alone for a minute The sheriff said he suspended 4 guards for giving the youth time to make the suicide try He said that 2 guards stationed outside Heirens1 cell in the Cook countyjailleft their posts and went to the door of the cell block to meet 2 other guards who were to relieve them In the few seconds intervening Heirens made the futile attemp to rid himself of what he ha called his bad side or alter ego George Murman Heirens previ ously had expressed a wish to die to free himself of Murman whc he blamed for his hideous crimes One of the 2 guards assigned tc watch Heirens was stationed in a corridor outside his cell Thi guard was locked inside the cor ridor The 2nd guard was sta tioned outside the locked entrano to the corridor Heirens appeared calm dcspit the experience His lawyers wer permitted to visit him a few hour after the suicide attempt and h talked earnestly with them Heirens answered guilty ir criminal court Wednesday to in dictments charging him with murders 24 burglaries and 2 as saults and was to be sentence Thursday to spend the rest of hi life in prison Under a defenseprosecutio agreement the youth was sched uled to receive a series of consec utive sentences for the 3 slaying and other charges thus assurin lis being confined for the rest o lis days without chance of parole The prosecution had agreed no Well Driller Dies in Blast services were pending Thursday for Ben Ger ber 64 West Bend who was in stantly killed Wednesday after noon when a charge of dynamite exploded prematurely Gerber and his son Ralph were drilling a well on the Odin Rood farm 3 miles east of Ottosen Gerber was preparing a charge of dynamite to drop into the well had set the charge down and was getting ready to drop itwhen the explosion came Ralph had just re turned to the drill when he heard the blast Electric caps were being used and it is thought they may have been defective Funeral arrangements await word from children at a distance Survivors are the wife and 12 and Ralph at home Leo Rockford 111 Mrs Har ray Helmke and Ernest at Algona Mrs Ray Esser Whitternore Mrs Henry Esser Whitternore Melyin in the navy at New Orleans Philo Pomona CaL Caroline March Field Cal Mrs Rex Noland Ban croft o demand a death sentence in re turn for the confession The judg could if he chose ignore th agreement and impose a deat penalty but was not expected t do so Cows at Decorah Sale Average a Head at the Mr Delmar Lundy sale 11 cows so at an average of each and 2 head including calves brought a average of They were grad Brown Swiss A large crowd wa in attendance FATHOS AND BRAVADO AS HEIRENS PLEADS Heart rending tragedy and studied indifference featured the appearance of William Heirens right 17 year old college stu dent as he faced Chief Justice Harold G Ward in Chicagos Criminal Court and pleaded guilty to 3 counts of murder 5 assault charges and numerous burglary counts At the top left Mary Jane Blanchard daughter of Mrs Josephine Ross one of Heirens victims sobs after breaking down on the witness stand At the top right tight lipped James Degnan leaves the court after testifying Degnans 6 year old daughter Suzanne kidnaped murdered and dis membered was another victim of the youthful killer Interna tional Newsphotos 18 ARE KILLED IN AIR CRASH TransLuxury Plane Cracks Up in Nevada Elko Nev TransLuxury airliner crashed early Thursday ona takeoff from Elko airport killing at least 18 persons Deputy Sheriff Edward Lunde crg said 2 persons have survived he crash and were in Elkohos pital At San Francisco a TransLux ury official said that more than 20 persons were on the plane which took off from New York Wednesday for San Francisco Sheriff Charles Smith left for the scene of the crash to direct rescue operations First reports of the wreck were meager but it was thought that the plane burned after crashing IOWAS DRAFT QUOTA IS 1125 Des Moines draft quota for October is 1125 men and it looks pretty big Brig Gen Charles H Grahl Iowa se lective service director said Thursday The total compares with 726 for September Grahl said we are making avery determined effort to fill this months call but we dont know yet how we wHI come out The general said the only pool left is made up of those who now hold agricultural deferments We cant take 18 year olds and the crop of 19 year olds is pretty slim he said Most of those who are 19 now previously were taken while they were 18 Under present selective service regulations those exempted from the draft are 18 year olds and fathers Ceiling Off on Cosmetics Back on Meat Washington erased eilings from lowpriced lipstick oothpaste and other cosmetics Thursday but put the lid back on meat at wholesale This is the last step in prepara ion for the return of butcher hop ceilings on Monday Simultaneously OPA promised ullscale warfare on the meat black market declaring it is keep ng a sharp watch on companies n New York and Chicago which are holding big stocks bought at very high prices On still another price front the decontrol board took a 2nd look Call Off Plans to Display U S Air Might Over Greece Athens to parade American airplanes across the skies of Athens were called off Thursday as the U S Aircraft Carrier Franklin D Roosevelt and escorting vessels reached Greece Rear Adm John H Cassady commander of the task force an nounced at Naples last Saturday that the Roosevelt would send up 120 planes to write FDR above Athens1 the request of the Greek government A naval attache of the U S em bassy said Thursday the air show had been considered but had been called off because it could not be integrated into a jammed 4day program The carrier crew had made plans for the air show but was ad vised while at sea to call it off Informants who arrived with the carrier said the calloff order came from a diplomatic source in Athens Persons aboard the ship inter preted the action as a caution by the U S state department t avoid any martial display whili the ships were here Russian For eign Minister V M Molotov ha called the Carrier Roosevelts visi an interference in Greeks interna affairs The visit was announcec prior to last Sundays plebiscit returning King George II to thi throne at ceilingfree milk and butter and apparently decided again hat the cost of those items is not unreasonable A spokesman for the panel said it does not plan at present to call a hearing on the subject That would be the first step toward any recontrol action The 3 members are holding their first full session since Aug ust 20 when they ordered ceilings put back on meats fats and oils but not on dairy productsor grain Chairman Roy L Thompson at that time notified the dairy indus try that ceilings would be restored if prices move upward from here on out OPA expects to announce its re tail prices for beef lamb pork and veal this weekend They willl average about 3 cents a pound higher than June 30 prices for pork 6 cents higher for beef This reflects the higher than June 30 ceilings on livestock or dered by the agriculture depart ment and put into effect last Sum day The new wholesale ceilings imposed Thursday also were an nounced last week Face powder face cream fotui dation cream and similar cosmetic items if they sell for 25 cents or less an item are being suspended indefinitely from price contrpl OPA announced The products automatically come under ceilings again if prices rise above 25 cents PREDICT TOP OF SHIPPING IN ALL US PORTS Railroad Association Orders Embargo on Freight for Export New York seamen struck in Atlantic Pacific and guli ports at noon Thursday in a tieup union leaders predicted would stop all saltwater shipping Truman announced that the dispute over limitation of negotiated wage raises by the wage stabilization board was in the hands of Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach In New York and Baltimore members of the seamens inter national union and the sailors union of the Pacific began walk ing off ships several hours before the scheduled hour Shortly after noon John Hawk vice president of the SIU an announced here The strike is on it is in effect and 100 per cent effective The strike involved approxi mately 100000 AFL seamen and 100000 other AFL union members and the CIO national maritime union which has announced it would observe picket lines As Mr Truman announced at his press conference in Washing ton that Schwellenbach now was handling the problem but that he would act when it was put before him the Association of American Railroads embargoed all railroad freight shipments to ports with certain exceptions The embargo applied to all car load and lessthancarload freight consigned or reconsigned to any port area and intended for export coastwise or intercoastal move ment by water including export freight intended for storage within the port area Longshoremen worked through out the forenoon in New York but Charles Spencer secretary of the New York district council Inter national longshoremens Associa tion said New Yorks 25 000 Longshoremen would respect picket lifies as soon as theywere established Friday Picketing began at dawn how ever along the San Francisco Oakland and Portland Ore wa terfronts The exact number of seamen who walked out in New York was not known immediately but the U S maritime commission said there were 37 ships in port manned by SIU crews and 16 manned by the SUP William Rentz SIU business agent in Baltimore estimated that 2000 men were on between 35 and 40 ships in the Baltimore harbor Although Hawk called the strike 100 per cent effective John Mor gan port agent for the Boston lo cal of the SIU announced earlier that approximately 2000 New England seamen had postponed joining the strike until Friday Byrnes Cormally and Vandenberg Arrivein Germany for Speech Berlin of State James F Byrnes Thursday arrived in Berlin by plane from Paris on an inspection tour of Germany preliminary to an important de claration of American policy to be made at Stuttgart Friday The American secretary was accompanied by Senators Arthur H Vandenberg and Tom Connally and ex pert state department advisers on Germany General Eisenhower Will Tour Europe Washington ff Gen Dwight D Eisenhower plans to leave for Europe probably late this month to inspect U S army troops on the continent and at Atlantic bases The war department said Thurs day the chief of staff also will visit England He plans to visit such bases as New Foundland on the return but a detailed itinerary has not been completed officials said Report Howard Hughes Almost Recovered Hollywood UP Millionaire Sportsman Howard Hughes Thursday was pronounced prac tically recovered from injuries in a test flight that nearly killed him His complete recovery is now just a matter of gaining more weight and recovering his strength Dr Verne Mason said Heis in excellent shape and is up and walking The airplane pilotdesigner suf fered multiple fractures and a chest when an experi mental army plane he was testing crashed into a Beverly Hills home Terrific Windstorm Hits in Minnesota El Rosa Minn terrific windstorm described by some witnesses as a tornado lashed this central Minnesota area Thurs day damaging every building in this village of 450 persons First reports made no mention of casualties   

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