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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                t NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP BEMHTVENT HisTony Ans ARCHIVES y DES KOI NEC I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1946 This PaDer Consists of Two One No 295 SPOT SURVIVORS IN PLANE CRASH Mason City Housewives Find Empty Cases in Meat Hunt DECKER PLANT KILL CUT DOWN AS RUN DROPS PredictMore Than Just Pleasure Will Spur Fall Hunting Housewives wandered discon solately fromone meat counter t another in Mason City Thursda and as they returned home empt handed so far as fresh meat wa concerned they looked wonder ingly toward one of the states bi packing plants But Jacob E Decker and Son which normally would kill 6000 o 7000 hogs a week at this time o year reported Thursday that slaughtered 800 last week am expected about the same total fo this week The cattle department bough 70 cattle last week and has gotten 30 so far this week as compare with 500 to 650 a week a yea ago All were poor grades how ever mostly canners and cutter with a few utility grade it wai stated With slaughtering operation jus down to about an eighth o normal shipments of about 25 pe cent of normal from Deckers ob vibusly were eating into the supply of canned meats and these are ex pected to dwindle to near thi vanishing point also in about Z o 3 weeks A roundup of information from retail meat dealers brought ou the following reports Its the worst Its ever been got 20 pounds of fresh meat this week Deckers stall delivers twice aweek butall cut deliveries toonce in 2 weeks We have cold meat poultry and fish Weve gotten no fresh meat this week We had a fair supply of canned meat on hand but itll run out soon at this rate We bough poultry yesterday at 36 cents pound live weight Thats the highest price in my memory ant it goes back about 40 years 1 cant see any improvement for the next 12 months We got alittle the first of las week but havent even gotten canned meat since We have enough fish and poultry Were getting about a fourth as much fresh meat as a year ago and about a normal supply ol canned meat but its being cu1 now too We have all we want of poultry and A large chain market We have gotten 3 pork loins and 2 smoked hams this week Chickens are be ginning to tighten up but the fish supply is adequate We cant see any improvements for at least months His forecast was more optimistic than that of the livestock buyers A hog buyer declared that this started away back 2 years ago when the government tried to control the weight of hogs by dis counting the price on heavy weights Then they raised the price of feed last spring So we got a lot of piggy sows on the market in July when the ceilings were off Thats bound to cut down onthe fall farrowing and consequently on the supply of pork next spring and summer I know the farmers are going to get a record corn crop but their cribs are absolutely empty now I cant see where theres going to beany burdensome corn supply And the price of corn about Dec 1 is going to have a lot to do with how many sows are bred for spring farrowing Regardless we know were sure to be short through next summer and its quite likely that it will continue through the winter of 194748 A cattle buyer was a bit more optimistic but not much Its no wonder were not getting cattle Theyre worth more in the feed lot than the OPA ceiling They cant be replaced in the feed lot at that price And the grassfat range cattle which used to hit us at this time of year are going to the west coast The ceiling is a hun dred higher out there and the shipping costs about the same Even ah OPA official in Utah re ported that a lot of them are go ing into the black market Quite a few farmers are buy ing light cattle for marketing next summer though It looks pretty fair for a year from now but I cant see much meanwhile The rabbit population is going fo be hard hit this winter Hunters are going out for more than pleasure The Lincoln Memorial in Wash ington D C was erected at a cost of 53000000 RARE DISEASE STRIKES INDIAN Thames 15 year old fullblooded Creek Indian of Okmulgee Okla is shown as he arrived in Boston accompanied by H Louisa Harple a U S Indian Service nurse Young Thames is afflicted with an exceedingly rare disease Arachno dactyliafrom the Greek word arachnis for spider which hasresulted in spiderlike elongation of his arms and legs The lengthening members decrease in strength as they grow An unnamed Oklahoma oil man issponsoring the boys treatment International Soimdphoto Fort Dodge Cafe Operators Agree to Reopen Businesses BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Dodge restaurant owners agreed Thursday to reopen their places of business Friday morning after a threeday closing in pro est against the OPAmeat m rollback price order The decision was reached after Walter1 D Kline Iowa OPA di andiDwight G Rider at orney for the restaurant opera ors met with the local price oard All eating place owners vere instructed to bring their in lividual cases before the boarc and were promised careful con ideration One Fort Dodge operator who lad cooperated with the citywide losing moyethe past two days umped ithe guc on the others Thursday and reopened Ms eat ing place He charged he had been iven the run around by nol leing invited to attend a meeting here with Kline held in advance f the general meeting of all the perators Other places however re mained closed but were getting tocks of food ready for reopen ng Friday While the situation centered on lines meeting with the Fort Ijfdge operators there also were mportant developments at Iowa ity Members of the restaurant ssociation thele voted to close leir places next Wednesday un ess the rollback order is res inded Thirtyfive Iowa City operators amed a 7man committee to meet ate Thursday with Virgil M Han ler president of the University Iowa and Mayor Wilbur J eeters The delegates will ask ancher and Teeters to use their nfluence to get OPA to relent The operators with the opening f the university next Monday in lind said we realize our oMiga ons as the site of the University Iowa to feed the thousands of indents who are dependent upon s for subsistence but we feel the igulations are unjust and dis riminatory Later Hancher issued a state lent saying No students should leave Iowa ity because of reported action of cal restaurants When classes pen Monday plans will have een developed to meet any emer ency which may arise from cur ailment of dining facilities in the ommunity He said dining facilities of vari us types for about 8300 students le available without local res urants Additional students mid be absorbed by various din ig units in case of emergency e added Meanwhile in the majority ties of the state restaurant op alors adopted a watchful wait ing attitude But in addition to Fort Dodge operators of more than 100 eating places in more than a dozen cities have closed or plan to close soon Also closed were restaurants at Oskalopsa and Creston Those in Waterloo Shell Rock Cedar Falls Waverly Iowa Falls Jesup Gil bertville Nevada and Manches ter in addition to Iowa City plan to close soon Des Moines Fort Madison and Fairfield operators were among those threatening to close but watching the situation Cedar Rapids operators however said theywould not close Boone restaurant owners voted Wednesday night to close next Tuesdayif not given relief by OPA Twentythree attended the meeting Speaking at the meeting L J Radke secretary of the Iowa Res taurant association charged the OPA with soft pedaling its actions to the public and chal lengedKline to reveal how many restaurants owners had been giv enhelp if they were losing money in operations under ceilings The name Vermont is derived from the French verd mont meaning green mountains Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Showers Thursday night followed by partly cloudy Friday Considerably cooler Iowa Showers Thursday night and in east portion Friday be coming partly cloudy in west portion Friday Considerably cooler in west and central por tions Thursday night and in east and central portions Friday Low Thursday night x42 north west to 55 southeast High Fri day 55 northwest to 65 south east Minnesota Cloudj Thursday night Friday Rain north and east Thursday night and northeast and extreme east Friday fore noon Cooler Thursday night and in extreme east Friday Not so cool northwest and extreme west Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Thursday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 61 WITH BYRNES SAYS NO Wallace Will Keep Mum Until Peace Conference at Paris Is Completed By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Associated Press Correspondent Washington Presiden Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes held a 20minute versation by WashingtonParis teletype Thursdaybut what thej said to each other was not dis closed It was the first direct exchange between the 2 since Secretary o Commerce Wallace criticizet Byrnes foreign policy in a speed last week White house secretary Charlei Ross gave reporters only the bare information that the presi dent and his secretary of state had been in communication Ross would not say what hac passed between them or whether the exchange was cordial or strained Nor did Ross confirm specifi cally that the Wallace situation was mentioned The commerce secretary wound up a long con ference with Mr Truman Wed nesday by announcing he wil keep silent until after the Paris peace conference is over Koss earlier had declared em phatically there had been no deal between the president am Wallace in reaching this compro mise At the commerce department Wallace was sticking to his de cision Wednesday that he woult make no public speeches or state ments until the end of the Paris conference He would not talk witK reporters or reply to in quiries Aides noted to newsmen tha Wallace said in his controversial New York speech that Wallace feels that the most important problem confronting the worfd and the nation today is American foreign policy He said then that the kind of peace he outlined was the basic issue in the 184E elections and in the 1948 presi dential elections Wallace represented by jides as entirely satisfied with he arrangement which was work out Wednesday with Presi dent Truman Award Boosts Peace Hopes in Maritime New York arbitration award by James L Fly in the case of the National Maritime Union CIO Thursday placed NMU sea men and others on parity with AFL ship personnel and provided what Fly described as an ade quate basis for the immediate re sumption of all shipping activi ies Fly completed hearings Friday on collateral issues of the June U agreement which averted a na ionwide CIO maritime strike at hat time Operators and the union had agreed to accept his uiing in the June 14 settlement The award provides salary in reases chiefly of from to a month Fly said adding he was equesting all seagoing personnel o return to work immediately There is no need for further laralysis of shipping on all coasts ly said He added he would ask ill ship operators particularly hose on the west coast to rein tate all men on strike Awards in other cases still lending will be made later this veek Fly said and will follow he same general pattern MAGAZINE RENEWAL TIME IS HERE To ovoid any interruption in the service of your Magazines we suggest that you fill out the cord which was delivered with your poper yesterday and mail it to us at once New magazine orders will be accepted till Oct 19 The GlobeGazette WALLACE READS of Commerce Henry Wallace dark suit reads his statement to reporters Wednesdaynight after coming from a conference with President Truman at the White House Wallace said he had agreed to no more speeches until after the peace conference in Paris had ended AP Wirephoto Churchill Urges French and Germany Partnership Setup Calls for Some Kind of United States of Europe in Zurich Talk Switzerland ston Churchill called Thursday for an end to retribution for Ger many once she is stripped of the power to make war and for French and German partnership in some kind of united states of Europe The British wartime prime m i n i sters speech at the University of Zurich was the nd within 2 weeks to cheer h e Germans Secret ary of State Byrnes at Stuttgart Sept a d v o c a ted speedy e s t a b ishment of a democratic pro visional gov ernment for iermany and gave notice that e r manys eastern borders had not been fin ally determined Churchill made no reference however to the American for eign policy controversy arising rom Secretary of Commerce Wallaces recent speech and let er to President Truman on Rus sia After citing Germanys crimes Churchill said The guilty must be punished Germany must be deprived of the power to rearm and make an ither aggressive war But when all this has been done as it will e done as it is being done then here must be an end to retri mtion Churchill called for a federal government for Germany saying the ancient states and principali ies of Germany newly joined to gether into a federal system might take their individual place among the united states of Eu opc Declaring we dwell strangely nd precariously under the shield nd protection of the atomic lornb Britains wartime prime minister said Europe needed a egional organization within the United Nations France and Germany must ake the lead together he said Great Britain the British com monwealth of nations mighty America and I trust Soviet Bus then indeed all would e be the friends and ponsors of the new Europe and nust champion its right to live nd shine Spcakifig of the urgency of inding a solution of the worlds roblems he said the atom bomb s stili only in the hands of a tate or nation which we know vill novr i j except in the hlt it may well be that in a few years this awful agency of destruction will be widespread and the catas trophe following its use by sev eral warring nations will not only bring to an end all that we call civilization but may possibly dis integrate the world itself Churchill made but the one ref erence to Russia I was very glad to read in the newspapers 2 days ago that my friend President Truman had ex pressed his interest and sympathy with this great design of the planned European union Church ill said There is no reason why a regional organization of Europe should in any way conflict with the world organization of the United Nations Methodists Convene Eagle Grove 75th an nual session of the northwest Iowa conference of the Methodist church opened here Thursday and will continue through Sunday Bishop Charles W Brashares of Des Moines will preside at all meetings About 500 visitors are expected to attend REPORT BYRNES NOT SATISFIED Claim Secretary Is Confident of Victory Paris of Slate James F Byrnes is not satisfied with the moratorium on foreign policy declarations by Secretary of Commerce Henry A Wallace it was learned Thursday but has not decided what to do about it Byrnes it was learned is full of confidence that his version of American foreign policy will come out on top in any contest with Wallace However it was understood he fears that the moratorium on Wal lace declarations reached in the house discussions between Wallace and President Truman will confuse other nations He was said to feel that foreign countries would wonder what American policy might be when the moratorium ends and the grand debate resumes hammer and tongs The city of Baltimore handles approximately 9000000 tons of cargo annually along its 40mile waterfront Touring Lawmakers Call for Strong U S Ring of Defense Washington lawmakers home from a 6week tar eastern inspection trip said Thursday America must strengthen its military and political positions in the Pacific Specifically the 5 members of the house military committee who traveled 38000 miles since Aug 10 said they are of the urgency of building up a strong ring of defenses reaching within striking distance of Russia While insisting that the groups attitude is not one of belligerency oward the Soviet Union John E Sheridan D who leaded the subcommittee told re jorters the recommendations are ntended to insure against any eventuality The 5 will prepare a ormal report later The lawmakers held confer ences with Gen Douglas Mac Arthur supreme commander in Tokyo and with Gen George C Marshall who is in Nanking try ng to mediate differences be ween Chinese nationalists and communists In addition to Sheridan the roup that made the entire trip nciuded Reps Sikes D Short R Thomas Martin R Iowa and LeRoy Johnson R Cal They were accompan ed by Rep Feighan D Ohio of the house judiciary committee hey visited Alaska Honolulu Cwajelein Guam Saipan Iwo rima Japan China Lorea Siam Okinawa the Philippines and Australia Sheridan said he favored a de ense line anchored in Alaska and Hawaii with supporting bases as far as British pos cssiors off the coast of Aus ralia From these bases he said bombers could dominate the Pa cific Sikes said he favored retention of a strong base on Okinawa in addition to bases in the Philip pines Hawaii Guam Saipan Iwo Jima and Alaska The seeds of World war III already have been sown he said We must maintain our defenses at a higher rate of efficiency than ever before I dont expect war but we cant take a chance Sikes described China as the main trouble spot of the world and accused communists of work ing opening there for control He demanded that the United States stiffen its attitude toward Russia and what he described as the Soviets plan to extend its sphere of influence all over the orient Sikes said he found too much complacency in Alaska and urged that strong defenses be estab lished there Russia he said is developing bases in Siberia op posite Alaska He added that un confirmed reports reaching army sources indicate an entire Japa nese army of an estimated 1000 000 men is being trained in Rus RESCUE CREWS ARE RUSHED TO SITE OF WRECK Sight5 or 7 Persons Alive Near Wreckage of Atlantic Airliner Gander Nfld army search parties fought through tangled wilderness Thursday to ward survivors of a giant Belgian trans Atlantic plane which crashed and burned Wednesday on a hillside 22 miles southwest of this important station on the air route to Europe It is not known how many of the 38 passcnercrs and 7 crew members aboard the Sabena air lines plane had survived nor whether they were injured Landing in coast guard PBY floatplanes on lakes about 5 miles from the point at which air search had located the wrecked plane and at least the army rescue teams headed across terrain so rough that they were expected to average little more than a mile every 2 hours TWA pilot Capt Hay Jennings of Alexandria Va reported that as he flew over the wreck enroute here from New York Thursday morning 3 persons beside the ruined plane waved their coats vigorously He said he saw 4 more persons walking about 4 miles away and believed them to be survivors A coast guard lieutenant named Schrader flying a searching PBY reported to the commander of the North Atlantic patrol at Arsen tia that he saw 5 persons near the child 2 women and Z men Schrader and his crew dropped survival kits containing first aid and food supplies Another coast guard lieutenant commander named Davis landed his PBY carrying an army rescue team on a small lake 4 to 5 miles from the scene and the team plunged at once on foot into the rugged woodland toward the plane The plane was located about 5 miles up the southwest Gander river and about 1 mile east of the river It was just off the south west leg of the Gander radio range and only 22 miles from this important station on the Atlantic air route TWA Pilot Jennings who was flying the lines Skymaster Coli seum bound for Cairo left New York early Thursday touched at Boston about 3 a m and then headed for Gander As he neared the airport here he kept a close watch for possible traces of the big fourengined Sabena DC4 which had been missing since early Wednesday when its crew sent a last message saying that it was approaching Gander in bad weather for a land ing He sighted the downed plane only a few minutes before he would normally have landed here It was all in one piece Jennings reported with the wings still at tached but was completely burn ed He was able nevertheless to recognize enough of the tail in signia to be sure that it was the missing Belgian plane He said that the plane before coming to rest on the hillside had cut a swath nearly 500 yards long through the trees Jennings emphasized that the three persons he saw beside the wrecked plane were able to wave vigorously at his plane which he took to indicate that they were not seriously injured SCENE OF PLANE Wreckage and survivors of the Belgian airliner crackup have been found near Gander Newfoundland It was hoped the plane would attempt to land at Goose Bay Labrador AP Wirephoto 50 Years Service Stilhvatcr Minn UR Frank iossi foreman of the composing room of the Stillwater Gazette Wednesday completed 50 years with that paper   

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