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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LET Aoodittd Ptta United Pttsi Full Leased Cents Copy MASON cmr IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 284 Byrnes Unveils U S Policy in Germany CALLS FOR SELF GOVERNMENT JAMES F BIKNEL SHIPPING TIEUP SPREADS OVER ALL US PORTS Striking AFL Seamen Set Up Picket Lines Respected by CIO Men By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The greatest maritime strike in history spread through the na tions coastal ports Friday freez ing the port of New York the countrys complete busiest harbor into paralysis the U S Maritime commission announced Retail Meat Tops June 30 Level by 33A Cents NEW CEILINGS Rowdies Maul Iowa Girls Boston Iowa delegate to the Veterans of Foreign War convention charged Friday that mauling received by members of girls drum and bugle corps from Boone Iowa at the hands of youth ful rowdies undoubtedly cost the group a championship In making the charge Michael Beldraine a post commander from Madrid Iowa who left a leg in France in the first world war saic some of the girls ranging from 9 to 17 years became so hysteri cal they required medical care The convention unanimously endorsed a resolution proposed by Michael T Beldraine of Boone calling for adequate police pro tection for junior VFW drum corps personnel at future encampments Beldraine said the Boone girls ranging in age from 9 to 17 years were pulled from the parade and kissed and hugged by rowdies anc sailors out of boot camp Beldraine also pointed to a black eye he said he suffered Mondaj night while he and 4 other Boone delegates fought off youths who swarmed some of the girls he was escorting One of the girls 17 year old Helen Williams daughter of a Boone The commissions statement city councilman suffered a cracked rib in the melee he said Three came about 3 hours after the strik Oth5f were cut bruised Roving gangs of men went on a spree in downtown Boston Wedr nesday night after the parade They set bonfires tipped automobiles insulted women looted parked cars broke windows and generally defied police Police Superintendent E W Fallen termed it The worst night in my experience uigr AFL Seafarers Internationa Union and the Sailors Union of the Pacific established picket line lines along the extensive water front The commission listed 344 ves sels of all nations tied up in New York by the strike This varied with a union claim that 534 craf of all types were stranded in New York and 2534 on 3 coasts A commission survey said 705 ships of all flags were immobilize in ports from Portland Me to Savannah Ga Of these the com mission said 548 were American and 157 were of foreign registry Spokesmen for the striking AFL Seafarers International Union and the Sailors Union of the Pacific in New York said 534 ships were tied up in the port of New York 350 in other Atlantic coast ports 450 in gulf parts and 1200 in wesl coast ports The figures were announced soon after seamen hadflung pick frontlines which bthefvAFL and rival CIO unions have pledged to respect A possibility of an international tieup was hinted in a bulletin is sued from strike headquarters in Ttfew York It said expressions of support had been received from all over the including v British Danish Swedish Norse and Greek seamen An estimated 90000 sailors packed their gear and walked off ships Thursday to protest a wage stabilization board order denying them a full wage increase won in recent contract negotiations The action was followed by an appeal by the maritime commis sion to participants in the strike to keep refrigerating machinery aboard ships In operation to pre vent spoilage of thousands of tons of perishable food The Pacific American Shipown ers association sent a telegram to President Truman calling upon him for action The telegram said industry is powerless to act since the union has no dispute with the industry and is not strik ing against it We therefore urge againthat only prompt action by the WSB can halt the tragic dam age that is being done to produc tion through the crippling of the water transportation of our na tion 0 K PAY RISE FOR CONDUCTORS Wage Board Favors Monthly Boost Washington presidentia emergency board recommended Friday a monthly increase for Pullman conductors The ac tion was taken in a split decision which one member said unlocks thsdoors of antiinflation con trols Robert 6 Simmons disagreed sharply with the views of the other 2 board members Chair man I L Sbarfman and Walter Hamilton In a minority report Simmons said the increase should be held to 54162 a month The decision Simmons wrote unlocks the doors and furnishes a vehicle to be used in further tear ing down the antiinflation con trols The white house made public the recommendation of the board appointed by President Truman August 2 to Investigate the dis putebetween the Pullman com pany and employes represented by the order of Railway Conductors Public hearings were held in Chi cago Both parties agreed upon a wage increase of 18 cents an hour the general pattern for the railroad industry but the dis agreement arose over the number of hours constituting a fullmonths pay HEIRENS LEAVES COURTROOM AFTER SENTENC Heirens right stands with Sheriff Michael Mulcahy after being sentenced in Chicago to 3 consecutive life terms for the slaying of Suzanne Degnan and 2 women AP Wirephoto f William Heirens 17 Heads for Lifetime Term in Prison Chicago Heirens 17 maladjusted college student who confessed the bruital murders of a little girl and 2 women was expected to leave Friday for the state prison at Joliet for a lifetime in prison Heirens whose amazing career of crime began at the age of 9 with scores of seximpelled burglaries was sentenced Thursday to 3 life terms for murder and an ment of other penalties on 28 charges of burglary robbery and PLACED BELOW PRESENT PRICE OPA Will Not Apply New Ceilings Until Tuesday in U S Butcher Shops Washington OPA Friday announced new retail ceilings for most meats amounting to an over all average increase of about 3 cents a pound above June 30 ceil ings but below present prices At the same time the price agency said the retail meat ceil ings will not apply until Tuesday They had been scheduled to take effect Monday in more than 1000 000 butcher shops and meat counters throughout the nation The new retail ceilings for lard canned meat and shortening how ever will apply Monday as previ ously scheduled OPA said the new beef ceil ngs average about 8 cents a pound higher than June 30 for top grade cuts and about 3 cents a pound ligher for all retail beef cuts on he average The agency reported that lamb cuts will average 10 cents a pound ligher and mutton cuts about 4 cents higher The new Pork ceilings average to 8 cents higher on more than half of all pork cuts with a gen eral average increase of 4 cents a pound will he cents a pound Veal cuts and re main1 unchanged from the June 30 settings OPA said the additional one lay delay in imposition of the lew retail meat ceilings is needed o complete distribution of price list posters to retail butchers The increases in beef ceilings re confined to most cuts in the top grades AA and A OPA said that 95 per cent of amb and mutton cuts are in creased and 58 per cent of the otal weight of all pork cuts The agency said the beef un er ceilings comprises about 43 er cent of the total meat supply pork 44 per cent lamb and and veal the mutton 5 per cent est Condition Is Good Perry The condition of 3 women survivors of the 2car rash fatal to 5 near Adel Wednes ay night was reported as fairly ood Thursday night The surviv rs were Mrs Florence Van leemst 44 Perry Mrs Clifford tower 25 Perry and Mrs Gen va Snell 21 Woodward BYRNES IN GERMANY TO CLARIFY OUR of State James F Byrnes light suit raises his arm in greeting as he leaves his plane at Templehof airport Germany Thursday after his flight from Paris with Senators Tom Connally left and Arthur left GreetinrthemisGenLuciusDClay U S military governor of Germany Byrnes went from Berlin to Stuttgart by train to deliver a speech Friday to elaborate and clarify U S Policy in Germany AP Wirephoto via radio from Berlin Thursday assault Assistant states attorneys im mediately began preparing convic tion and other necessary orders and it was probable that by Fri day night Heirens would begin the prison sentence that will last for the remainder of his life In a last press conference he youthfulslayer confessed that lehad expected to die in the elec iric chair and said he was relieved that it was all over In pronouncing sentence Chief Justice Harold G Ward decreed hat the 3 life terms for murder should run consecutively and im posed penalties ranging from one year to life on the other charges Under the most favorable con iitions presuming parole were iranted at the minimum period leirens could not be freed for at east 61 years He then would be lose to 80 Under Illinois penal practice parole is not considered on alife enteuce until a minimum of 20 rears has been served Heirens hen would have to serve at least year on the lesser charges which were designated to be erved concurrently but consecu ive to the life sentences making total of 61 years before he could eek parole The 3 life sentences for mur er were imposed for the kidnap laying of G year old Suzanne Degnan and the knife killings of Frances Brown an and Josephine housewife exWAVE widowed Heirens showing his first signs of remorse since his arrest last June stood before the judge just before sentencing and said in a low halting voice All I want to express is my deep humbleness for the acts I have committed I am still very be wildered by s o m e of this but every thing seems to have worked out all right His mother Margaret col lapsed in tears as Heirens vvas led from the courtroom and sobbed My boy my boy why dont these people letme see my boy Her husband George calmed her and attendants took her to an anteroom where she bid goodby to her son They remained together several minutes before Heirens was returned to his county jail cell where earlier in the day he had attempted to hang himself A reporter asked if he were sorry he pleaded guilty No Heirens replied then he added I could have upset the ap plecart though Presumably he meant that he ould have upset a deal be tween defense and states attor neys whereby the prosecution had agreed not to demand the death penalty in exchange for written confessions of the 3 mur ders Weather Report FOHECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Friday night and Satur day preceded by thunderstorms early Friday night Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night with scattered showers or thunderstorms in east and ex treme south portion Cooler in extreme north and west por tions Saturday partly cloudy Highest today 80 to and west and 90 and cooler 85 north southeast FiveDay Weather Outlook For Iowa The mean temperature will average 3 or 4 degrees below normal The state normal is 66 degrees Cooler Saturday con tinued cool Sunday Warmer Monday becoming cooler again late Tuesday or Wednesday Precipitation will average one half inch in thundershowers most sections Fridaynight end ing Saturday morning with showers again about Tuesday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with occasional light show ers north and partly cloudy with scattered showers southeast por tion Friday night Cooler Fri day night Saturday partly cloudy cooler south and east portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Friday 72 Precipitation 401 YEAR Maximum so Minimum 65 Heavy Rains of 4 Inches Drown City Two thunderstorms in a singl day Thursday flooded out man basements in Mason City am caused considerable damage of minor nature throughout the city From 8 a m Thursday to 8 m Friday 401 inches of rainfal was recorded at the KGLO trans mitter house Of this total 38 inches fell Thursday evening an 17 Thursday morning accordinj to KGLOfigures The first storm shortly after 8 a m Thursday was short and no as heavy as the evening storm which lasted considerably longer and floodedstreets throughout thi city The CAA a the airport re ported 258 inches of rain fall in the eve ning storm The shower lasted from p m until p m with the heav iest part of the rainfall from p m p m A number oJ wires were re ported down at 20 S Vermont at 9th and N Washington 3rd N W and Linden drive 4th N W and Rhode Island 9th N W 5th and S Jersey 900 E State State and Monroe A number of circuit lights were out and the police department placed barricades about the areas of the city where were flooded conditions The Milwaukee road and Chi cago Great Western railroad via ducts were flooded Flood water washed a hole in the street at llth and N Hampshire and a sink hole from 7 to 10 feet deep was re ported at 422 27th S W where a sewer caved in Basements were reported flooded at Fhalen Cleaners 111 S Madi son Littles Radio 4 First S E the Newberry store and the Stag 209 S Federal as well as residences at 504 S Adams and 807 Elm drive Lightning struck a meter at 1039 2nd W W Firemen returned to ihe home about 4 hours later when the meter shorted No serious accidents were re ported but traffic was tied up in many parts of the city for an hour or two until the water receded When the patent system was established in the United States in 1790 the fee was Crops and Bridges Hit by Severe Storm in North Iowa Severe wind hail rain and electrical storms swept over parts of North Ipwa Thursday night washing out bridges flattening corn and other crops and interrupting communications A torrential rain at Riceville lasting from 4 to 11 p m sent the Wapsipinicon river up 15 feet washed out a 30foot concrete bridge on the MitchellHoward county line a block north of Main street and caused property damage several thousand dollars in Rice viile and surrounding area High wind accompanied the storm The Hiceville SalesCo build ing which housed 15 saddle anc draft horses was flooded and the horses swam about until some were taken out during the Others were not accounted for Friday morning Much damage was reported in the vicinity of the Jamestown cheese factory 3 miles east of Eicevilles operated by Mrs Elsie Stetler Corn was flattened and a huge pile of wood that had been cu from timberland in the area was washed onto the highway for half a mile along with consider able farm fence A mile and a half of new grad ing 5 feet high just completed by the Mitchell county highway commission north of Riceville was entirely washed jut At Clarion a bolt of lightning struck the sorting room and office luilding of the Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Co and started a fire which completely destroyed the one story frame structure Winneshiek county lost a 40 oot bridge on the Nordness road i miles south of Decorah Fourfeet of water in the base ment of the Nordness Telephone o damaged a large quantity equipment Corn received considerable damage from hail in the south and west parts of Winneshiek ounty The fill to a small bridge over a branch of the Wapsipinicon iver a mile south of Mclntire on highway 312 was washed out by he heavy rain Workmen were epairing it Friday expecting to haveit completed by Saturday night An inch and a half of rain fell n about 40 minutes in the Em metsburg area Corn in many ields was leveled by winds which were strong enough to blow down trees Transformers were hit by ightning and put part of the busi ess section and residential area i darkness for several hours Immetsburg light and power com any employes worked all night epairing the damage Several thousand persons at ending the evening program of the Clay county fair at Spencer ran for shelter when a downpour of 59hundredths of an inch struck the grounds A few tents were blown down and the grounds were darkened for power lines fell a time when STORM STRIKES IN MINNESOTA Barns Toppled Power Lines Knocked Down By UNITED PRESS Cloudy skies still hung over Minnesota Friday and the weath er bureau predicted showers would continue to fall as the southern half of the state surveyed damage caused by severe thunderstorms which pelted down Thursday Richard Suydam Red Cross building advisor was due to make a survey in the St Cloud area Fri day However severest damage was done to farms and villages in Pope and Stearns counties Reports said 100 or more barns were either damaged or demol ished in those counties From 15 to 20 barns were damaged at Broot en where plate glass store win dows also were broken Damage to barns in the Sauk Centre area was placed at and at in southern Pope county At Melrose southeast of Sauk Centre the heavy winds toppled 20 barns and interrupted power service for a time Elrosa directly south of Sauk Centre suffered damage to practically every build ing in town RULE SETUP TO INCLUDE RUHR AND RHINELAND French Officials Are Disappointed Over Stand Made by Byrnes Stuttgart Germany an American statement of policy Secretary of State ByrnesFriday called for a new Germany gov erned by the Germans themselves and including not only the Rhine land and Ruhr but probably also territory beyond the Oder river provisionally assigned to Pol and Recovery in Europe will be slow indeed if Germany is turned into a poor house Byrnes told German officials and American military leaders at the tankguard ed Staats theater The speech was broadcast in German over all stations in the U S British and French zones of occupation but no arrange ments had been completed to send it over the Russian stations Byrnes prepared text outlined a broad plan for eventual unifica tion of the Germans under a na Ureek Plane Lands in Yugoslav Territory Belgrade Greek military rfane was compelled to land Thursday while flying over Yugo lav territory the Tito government mnounccd Friday night In Athens the air ministry said Greek military plane had been orced down in Yugoslav territory he type of ounced plane was not an Mum on Speech Berlin stations in the Russian zone including the powerful sovietcontrolled Ber lin radio did not carry Secre tary of State Byrnes Stuttgart speech in German as it was de livered Thus Germans in the Russian zone for the most part will remain in the dark regard ing the message to the German people until sovietlicensed newspapers publish it tional council charged with draft ing a federal constitution for Ger many Byrnes original text distributed Thursday night in Germany and at Washington spoke of this con stitution as being for a United States of Germany but Byrnes atcr eliminated this phrase from the text and omitted it in delivery The speech drew praise from lie 3 ministerpresidents of states n the American zone who were he principal German officials jresent They expressedhope lowever that Germany would not ose the which Byrnes aid France had a right In Paris French officials ex pressed disappointment at Byrnes tand on leaving the Ruhr and Jhineland as part of Germany There was a possibility Charles De Gaulle would reaffirm he French attitude in a speech Flanked by high army officers Jyrnes arrived in Stuttgart aboard a private train which Hitler once used His speech was in some re pects a reply to the July 10 state ment of Hussian Foreign Minister L M Molotov who calleS for a entral German regime but said a ederal government or any dis memberment of Germany should ie projected only after a later lebiscite showed the peoples entiment At the same time Byrnes made plain the intention of the United States to continue indefinitely her interest in European affairs and emphasized that security forces probably will have to remain in Germany for a long period I want no misunderstanding Byrnes said We will not shirk our duty We are not withdrawing As long as an occupation force is required in Germany the army of the United States will be part of that occupation force The secretary addressed an audience of German and allied leaders in this seat of the German provisional government for the American zone The city was gaily decorated with flags For security reasons the military police de tachment was strengthened to 4 times the normal size While emphasizingthe deter mination of the United States to see Germany rise again as a peaceful centralized nation Byrnes rejected French claims to the Rhineland and Ruhr and warn ed Poland and Russia that Amer ica does not consider Germanys eastern boundary fixed on the Oder Territories now occupied by Po land and Russia were provision ally assigned at Potsdam Byrnes asserted and the protocol of the Potsdam conference makes clear the heads of government did not agree to support at the peace settlement the cession of any par ticular area In urging the early establish ment of a central German govern ment Byrnes declared that the 4 ower allied control council so far as many vital questions are concerned is neither 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