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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                s I Ml NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TNI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION tn Ftm nod Unltw Plw Full Lwuid Wlrw Caiti Copr MA8OW CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 1J45 Thl CoMijta of Two On No 289 STEELMAN ENTERS MARITIME RIFT SENATORS EYE FULL PROBE OF GERMANY RULE Committee Hears of Irregularities Among Occupation Troops Washington IP A sweeping inquiry into operations of this countrys military government in Germany reportedly is under con sideration by the senate war in vestigating committee A member disclosed privately Thursday that the committee re ceived testimony in a recent closed door session regarding leged irregularities occu pation troops particularly with respect to fraternization An unidentified witness ques tioned about conditions in the American zone was said to have compared them unfavorably with the German occupation of France during the war This testimony as yet uncorro borated by any others acquainted with the situation was regarded as only preliminary information and other mem bers said addi tional facts will be sought be fore any deci sion is made on undertaking and London rushed re inforcements Thursday to the Abbey lodge squatters site near fashionable Regents park fearing an effort by sympathizers to break police cordons and bring water blankets and medical supplies to the families which have seized the building The reserves were summoned as the squatters movement developed momentum Defying government orders squatters squadrons seised a shabby temperance hotel stated a liedown demonstration and threatened to occupy new Sympathizers surrounding the seized buildings openly indicated their favor for the squatters and police feared the situation might get out of hand Police have made no attempt to evict squatters but are trying to starve them out by barring supplies of food water and other necessities With the cabinet deliberating the situation there were indica tions that the communists who are the sparkplug of the squatters I British Bobbies Attempt To Starve Oat Squatters in London Apartments HOLDS MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF PAY BOARD movement were planning to ex tend thtir operations Communist leader Harry Pol Wt planned to speak at a rally of supporters at Leicester Square One communist spokesman said that a communist survey of Lon dons west end showed enough empty dwelling to house 10000 families By employing what was des cribed as a feint squat the squatters drew police half way across London and then moved into the Ivanhoe hotel in the Chinese Reds Seek Meeting of General Marshalls Group Nanking communists steadily losing ground on North China battlefields Thursday proposed immediate reconvening of the Marshall military committee in an effort to effect swiftly a national armistice Chou EnLai chief communist negotiator made the proposal to U S Ambassador Stuart who laid it before General Marshall U S central section of the city Twelve families broke open the boarded up doors and seized rooms before police could intervene Those who entered were not put out but police reboarded the entrance and broke up a rush of more wouldbe squatters who tried to storm their way in The feint squat had drawn all but one lone policeman from the area but re inforcements came quickly when the ruse was discovered The Ivanhoe located in Blooms bury is one of several temperance hotels in London which sell no liquor and cater to persons of moderate means It was vacated last month by a group of Irish laborers brought into London for bomb repair work The planks which sealed its doors were ripped away by the 12 squatter families whowere first on the scene All was quiet at the squatter held Duchess of Bedford apart ments during the morning but sympathizers with squatters who seized the Abbey lodge apart ments near Regents park staged a lie down strike in the street Lying three abreast they stretched out on blankets and rugs and held up traffic for a quarter of a mile They appeared ready for a long stay until a communist loudspeaker truck advised them there was no need to hold up traffic any longer Fifty irate squatters at the St Johns Woods flats showered white paint down on a detail of bob bies early Thursday The police men remained goodnaturedly calm and declined to force an en trance this when inquiry This may come at a meeting later month Senator M Mead plans to step down as chair to cam paign activity as the derno KILGORE eratic nominee for governor of Ifiw York With M Kilgore DW VaJstatedto benamed to the attitude to ward undertaSujg any new inves tigatioris tBe decision Kilgore is seeking re election in a WestVirginiacon test that promises to be close Meanwhile Senator Brewster RMe approved Meads deci sion Wednesday sidetracking the proposal of Rep Andrew J May DKy to appear before the group the week of Sept 25 to tes tify about his connections with the Garsson munitions combine Daniel J Andersen Mays at torney wrote Mead Wednesday suggesting that the congressman beallowed to testify for an hour at a time accompanied by his physician Andersen said Mays physician felt he would be suf ficiently recovered from a heart ailment to come to Washington from his Prestonsburg Ky home late this month In reply Mead told Andersen that while the committee was very anxious to complete its in vestigation of the Erie Basin Met al Products Inc and allied com panies operated by Dr Henry Garsson and Murray Garsson it does not desire to set a definite date for a hearing in anticipation of his Mays recovery When congressman May is able to testify in a hearing in Wash special envoy The committee which lastm June 30 comprises Marshall Cho and Government Gen Hsu Yung Chang The communist decision fo lowed by one day the reds rejec tion of Chiang KaiSheks late terms for ending civil strife Th communists said Chiang agair flatly refused to assure then thathe would order a nationwid armistice as soon as the way wa clear for political rapprochemen The communist move represent an apparent recession from th earlier demand for an uncond tional cease fire agreement Th reds now appear willing to hav the Marshall committee inquir into means of effecting possibly with conditions CommunistSpokesman Lia ChengChi said the cornmitte would be a direct approach t Chinas problem While thepolitical wranglin continued communist headquar ters at Yenan apprehensivel watched government forces con tintie their drive toward the reds secondcapital without injury to his the committee will then ington health arrange for a hearing Mead said He asked Andersen to inform the committee when Mays physicians felt the time had arrived Brewster told a reporter he thought it would be unsatisfactory to try to question May at sessions that might last only one hour each day In view of the large numbers of inquiries committeemen are expected to address to May the congressmans appearance might last for weeks if this course were followed Brewster said Tables Turned Alma Wis dream cam true Wednesday for Exservice man Ralph Miller Serving as a specialpolice offi cerMiller an enlisted man dur ing the war gave chase to a speed ing car Finally he caught it to find the driver was a former se cond lieutenant in his old army outfit I didnt give him a ticket Miller reported but did I have fungivinghim a dressing down and reprimand I even had him saying yes sir and no sir to me1 Petrillo Withdraws Bands From Chain Hotels in 12 Cities Episcopalians Draft Resolution of Regret for Bombing of Japan Chicago By order of James C Petrillo president of the AFL American Federation of Musicians all bands were withdrawn from all hotels of the Hilton Kirkeby and Statler chains in 12 cities Thursday in support of the New York musicians strike PetrOlos order affects no ad ditional hotels in Chicago and New1 York Hoteis of the three chains in the nations two biggest cities have been without music since Labor Day Hotels affected by the order in elude the Hilton chain in Dayton Ohio Los Angeles Albuquerque N Mex and Long Beach Cal the Statler hotels in Washington Boston Buffalo St Louis Cleve land Detroit and Pittsburgh and the Kirkeby in Philadelphia Chiang KaiShek Marshall Truck Crisis in New York Is Relieved NewYork of API climbed back into their vehicles Thursday and started ipovini supplies outlets shut off irom deliveries lor 12 days by a strike of 25000 members of the AFL Teamsters union in New York and New Jer FOREIGN FOOD BUYERS ON OWN AFTER SEPT 30 U S Government to Quit Aid in Obtaining Meat for Export Use Washington agricul ture department notified foreign food claimants Thursday that after Sept 30 they will be strictly on their own as far as meat pro curement in this country iscon cerned At the same time it told house wives they could expect substan tial increases in supplies ol canned fruits and juices but that dried fruits would be scarcer than last year while froxen fruit supplies remain about the same Officials said foreign nations wishing to buy meat in the United States willbe granted export li censes for a specified poundage but that itwill be up to them to drive ownbargains with American packers after Sept 30 J Acting Secretary of Agriculture Charles r Brannpn in announc ing the jnljne ey Heavily loaded thundered hroagh Holland tunnel in in creased volume as John Conlin ourth vice president of the Inter national Brotherhood of Team ters announced that 5 00 drivers in northern New Jer ey had returned to work in com pliance with orders from ters President Daniel J Town Mayor William ODwyer an lOunced some members of local 82 one of the organizations on trike for a new contract with a 0 percent wage boost had agreed o start wholesale grocery trucks oiling again This action the mayor said freed 4 of New York Citys major wholesalers and one of the larger ood chains from the tieup which ad stripped the shelves bare ia ome grocery stores Partial relief from the prolonged immobilization of the bulk of the Metropolitan commercial notor transport came followinga irective from Tobin for 10000 ympathizing strikers to get back n the jobl Counterfeiters Are Lrrested in New York Washington UR The secret irvice Thursday announced the rrest of 4 counterfeiters in New ork and the confiscation of 10000 in counterfeit bills It was the biggest haul of bogus oney in the past 10 years Philadelphia A resolution of formal regret for the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Nagasaki ard Hiroshima was pre sented Thursday to the 55th tri ennial general convention of the Episcopal church in the United States The Christian church should express penitence over such an act said Bishop EI wood L Haines of Iowa who presented the resolu tion to the house of bishops It was received without discussion and referred to the committee on social and international relations for action before the convention i ends Sept 20 Commercial Aviation Hears Victory in Battle With Fog ir T atld but the tune is coming when they will travel safety do It may come within 18 months when the big commercial airliners At least a step in that of oondtton was demonstrated at this former for landing by a new robot pilot This new thing in aviation sci ence is the Sperry electronic gyropilot which operates from Chicken for Everyone Peru Ind was the main bill of fare in Peru homes the other day Donald Come Decatur 111 truck driver lost control of his truck and it overturned freeing 1000 chick ens beams sentfrom transmitters at an airport Tried out Wednesday for the 1st time on a commercial air liner the gyropilot took over con trols of the big plane brought it into the airfield on agraceful glide lowered it at 300 feet a minute to within 10 feet or so of the runway The day was fair but the same procedure could have been fol lowed if the ceiling were zero It was not necessary for the robot pilot to land the plane although it also can do that trick The primary purpose is for the robot to bring the plane through the heavy fog or overcast to a with the governmentsefforts to withdraw from thefood purchas ing fieldandleave it to commer cialtraders as soon as possible In addition to meat the gov ernment has discontinued buying flour and wheat products oats grains sorghums cotton tobacco fruits and vegetables and several special commodities export The only foods it now will buy for export will be dairy products dried and frozen eggs animal fats including lard vegetable oils wheat corn beans rice canned fish and agricultural seeds Until the lapse in price con trols June 30 the department had been obtaining meat for expo through setasides which aver aged about 15 per cent of th beef supply and 25 per cent o the pork production The progran was terminated after price con trols lapsed because foreign pur chasers balked at higher prices The only countries exemptei from the new order are thos under UNREAs wing UNRRA has been scheduled to get 595000 000 of the 1615000000 pounds o meat earmarked for export durin the year ending in January A department spokesman con ceded however that it now wi be virtually impossible for the United States to meet its meat ex port goals To do so he said i might be necessary to export 15 per cent of all meat produced Some packers may earmark a part of their production for ship ment abroad in the hope of build ing up permanent markets he said but by far the majority will want to serve American con sumers first WIRTZ ANNOUNCES WSB Wirtz 2nd from right chair the wage stabilization board tells reporters Wednesday night that ihe board has refused to change its position on the seamens wages leaving the maritime strike situa tioni members attending thenewrconference are left to right at table Earl Cannon whiteshirt and AGolman Barrett industry Phillips Carman public Wirtz and Carl point where the human pilot can see the runway andthereby make a safe landing This new gyropilot which will cost the air line companies about a plane works in con junction with 2 radio wave trans mitters on the ground One of these transmitters called a local izer is situated at ons end of a runway the other called a glide path transmitter is at a point near the other end of the runway but somewhat off to one side 5 Iowa Firms Pay for Illegal Grain Deals Des Moines Iowa firms have paid into the federal treasury for alleged il legal transactions in grain the Iowa office of price administra tion reported Wednesday Biggest settlements were made by the Dorr Feed Mill of Marcus which paid and in court costs and the West View Grain Co of Pocahontas which paid and for selling grain above ceiling OPA said The others which paid triple damages on acceptance of side payments above ceiling on corn transactions were listed by OPA as Farmers CoOp Co Mondamin Farmers Elevator Co Yale and Gilbert CoOp Gilbert The Marcus and Pocahontas cases were settled in federal court in Sioux City the others in Des Moines A new kind of decaffeinated coffee that lovers of the late snacks will greet with enthusiasm is 97 per cent caffeinfree and can be made instantly into hot or iced coffee simply by the addition of water JUSTICE MILLER RESIGNS POST Iowa Supreme Court Member Leaves Sept3 Des Moines Fre ric M Miller of the Iowa su reme court resigned Thursda ffective Sept 3 to return to pri ate law practice 50 year old Des Moines jur ist was twice elected to th court siiid in his resignation pre seated to Gov Robert D Blue h wanted to express the deep an preciation which I feel to the peo pie of Iowa for the honor an privilege of serving on this cour for nearly 8 years I have greatly appreciated th association with the other mem bers of the court have enjoyec its work and feel deeply indebtec to the people of Iowa for the con fidenee which they have reposec in rne by twice electing me to th court The governor did not mention the appointment of a successor who wouldserve only untilJan uary r Millers post willbe filled at the Nov 5 general election with nominees named by the republi can and democratic state centra committees It was considered likely that the governor should he make an interimappointment would name the same man nomi nated by the republican central committee Dont burn your waste paper It is still badly needed Save it for the Boy Scouts Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night Friday increasing cloudiness and somewhat warm er owa Fair in east and central por tions and partly cloudy in ex treme west portion Thursday night Friday increasing cloudi ness and warmer Low Thursday night 46 northeast to 54 ex treme southwest High Friday 74 in east to 80 extreme west linnesota Fair and warmer Thursday night Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday EN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Thursday morning Maximum 68 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Thursday 53 fEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 43 Disgusted With U S Heads for Tahiti Long Beach Cal gusted he saidbecause of post war conditions in the United States Robert Smith 23 year old merchant marine veteran sailed Wednesday in his 18 foot sloop for the south seas island of Tahiti to make his home Smith son of Mr and Mrs Frank Smith of Portland Ore said he expects to complete the 3500 mile voyage in a little over 2 months He said he paid for the sloop Marconirigged with out rigger rudder and auxiliary en gine The engine however was discarded to save weight Smith declared he will stay in Tahiti until conditions change here Majority of Nations Authorize Date Shift in General Assembly Lake Success N Y Jie United Nations secretary gen eral announced Thursday that postponement of the general as sembly meeting until Oct 23 had een authorized by more than a majority of the 51 nations Thirty even had replied as of Thursday and none objected Mississippi has 6500 miles in its highway system if which about 3 per cent are hard surfaced FLOYD COUNTY RENT CURB SET Control Will Become Effective on Oct 1 Des Moines rent con trol for Charles City and all of Floyd county will become effec tive Oct 1 Walter D Kline Iowa OPA director announced Thurs day All rents in the county will be rolled back to their July 1 1945 levels OPA said Landlords will be required to register all rental property under the order The Charles City rent control office will be a branch of the Ma son City rent office Kline said The OPA director cautioned andlords to exercise discretion n any contemplated eviction pro ceedings between now and Oct 1 Addition of Floyd county to the ent control program increases he number of Iowa counties un der rent control to 21 OPA said Vote Construction Jesup of Jesup ap proved a bond issue for construction of an addition to the consolidated school at a special election Wednesday The measure carried 537 to 234 winning by a margin of 75 votes over the re quired 60 per cent Eastern Cities Getting Bulk of Cattle With OPAs Return Chicago the nations largest meat packing center ias become a whistle stop for cattle on their way from ranges and arms to the New York Philadelphia The situation is a repetition of conditions which existed under pre ious OPA price ceilings and which led to charges there was a ampant meat black market in eastern section of the coun he ry Lest easterners become excited ver prospects of more meat the griculture department noted that aughter cattle arrivals are at ecord low east is get ng most of them but it isnt etting much L M Wyatt head of the pro uction and marketing adminis ation livestock branch said the tuation at Chicago was dupli ted at other midwestern mar ets The bulk of the few cattle vailable he said were merely oving through the major live xcfc terminals Record low runs and eastern hipments were shutting down any small packing plants and urtaillng employment in large ants throughout the midwest Large local packers said prices cattle here were from to ove levels at which they could buy and still remain within OPA compliance figures One explanation of the east ward movement which reverses the situation existing during free markets was the possibility of a developing black market live stock observers said Another possible explanation they said was that government meat graders might be more len ient in the east One cynical expert who would not permit use of his name said one of the easiest ways to beat this meat situation is to get a good government grader in your plant He explained a packer might buy cattle he believed would pro duce grade A meat Ifthe grad er said the meat was of a lower grade the packer would have to sell under lower ceilings but if the grader said it was better than grade A the packer could sell under higher ceilings I Expect Decision Soon From Reconversion Head on Situation Washington Director John R Steelman Thurs day took over in the delicate mar itime strike situation and the white house said that a decision might be announced by late Thursday Actingon instructions by Pres ident Truman Steelman held a round of conferences with gov ernment agencies and white house Press Secretary Charles GORoss told reporters it was possible that an announcement might be made before Mr Trumans week ly conference late Thursday First to meet with Steelman in his white house office were mem bers of the wage stabilization board which voted 4 to 2 Wed nesday night to stand by its de cision against approving a pay in crease for AFL seamen in excess of a month The WSB is sending the white house a complete transcript of the case which is now out of the boards hands and in the hands of Dr Steelman Ross said After a 75minute conference with board members Steelman called in Vice Adm William W Smith chairman of the maritime commission CIO maritime workers already Idle because of the AFL tieup took steps toward going on strike formally themselves President Joseph Curran called a meeting in New York Thursday afternoon of the council of the national maritime union to discuss whether to go on strike Friday morning This followed a meeting here Wednesday of the ClOled com unittee for maritime unity The 7 unions in this CIO and 1 independentpledged support of any of their number who go on strike As the spreading waterfront walkout threatened to shatter the entire Truman wageprice sta bilization program Ross told newsmen that Steelman has 2 courses open One obviously is to approve the finding of the wage stabiliza tion board and fight it out with all that that implies Ross said The other is to agree with the maritime commission r and the unions and the against the WSB Those are the alternatives Ross emphasized that Sleelman is acting under authority of the wageprice executive order of last February which subjected wage increases to federal approval be fore they could be used as a lever to raise prices or to increase charges against the government Steelman also is acting on his responsibility to coordinate dis putes betwen government agencies Ross said This issue arises in the conflict between the maritime commission which espouses the AFL view point and the WSB which ruled Wednesday night that 2 AFL sea faring unions are not entitled to higher wage increases than CIO unionists were granted in June Steelmans ultimate authority reposes in the 2nd war powers act Ross said but he added he was not prepared to discuss the possibility of government opera tion of the shipping lines The conflict between the mari time commission and the WSB brought a new angle into the lime light of the allcoast dispute The commission is a party to both the CIO and AFL wage contracts since it still controls most of the merchant fleet By throwing its support in favor of the higher AFL pay settlement some observers believed the com mission would make it easier for the white house to yield to the union demands if Steelman decides to deviate froni the wage pattern policy which has prevailed since February Jehovahs Witnesses Charge 8 Persons With Assault in Iowa Town Lacona 5s Sheriff Lous Johnson Thursday finished serv ing warrants on 8 persons charged with assault and disturbing an as sembly The warrants were sworn out by members of Jehovahs Wit nesses who claimed they were at tacked during a religious meeting Sunday by about 25 war veterans The Jehovahs Witness group gathered in the Lacona park for a meeting Nearly 30 persons re ceived cuts and bruises in the scuffle that resulted when vet erans tried to break up the meet ing   

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