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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                T COKiP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL Associated Pros United Prera Full Leased Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27 1946 Thlj Paper Consists of Two One No 301 CRACK WATERLOO RAIL THEFT GANG OPA Grants Hike in Restaurant Prices NEW CEILINGS ARE SCHEDULED IN MEAT MEALS Cafe Owners Required to Observe Old Lids Until Prices Issued Washington fP Reversing a previous policy OPA announced Friday it will allow increases in restaurant ceiling prices on meals and individual items having meat as the base The price agency announced that it will issue new ceilings for the meat dishes early next week Until then restaurants will be re quired to observe their June 30 ceilings OPAs previous order to roll back the prices to the former June 30 levels brought a storm of pro tests throughout the nation Many restaurants and hotels said they would be forced to shutdown OPA said the new ceilings will include the former June 30 maxi mums plus increases that are be ing computed The price agency said the at tempt to roll back meat meal ceil irigs had resulted in a dispro portionate price relationship be tween meat meals and those con taining fish poultry and dairy products It added that the new ceilings should restore meat offerings as nearly as possible under existing conditions to their normal rela tionship to other meals DPA also announced that it has dropped its earlier plan of providing uniform increase factors ior use in ceiling prices on containing de controlled items It said that with some minor changes it will permit restaur ants to continue with the present method of determining such ceil ings Thisallows restaurants to use the actual cost of purchases plus the customary profit margin in determining the ceiling price for a meal or any individual offering King George Arrives on Greek Soil Athens George II re turned to Greece Friday night The twiceexiled king flying in from England landed at Elevsis 12 miles northwest of Athens and left by motor car to hoard a Greek warship in Salamis bay He pre sumably planned to spend the night aboard a destroyer and wake his formal entry into Athens Sat urday morning AP Correspondent L S Cha kales who arrived at the heavily guarded airfield shortly before the king was placed under de tention for 80 minutes He was re leased about 40 minutes after the king had left the airfield Frank Noel AP photographer also was held under guard for an hour and 20 minutes The king stayed at the airfield only 10 minutes He was on Greek soil for the first time since 1941 Spectators quoted him as say ing I am sorry I dont recognize all of you but I extend my greet ings A 101 gun salute was prepared for the monarchs triumphal re turn to Athens Saturday Woman Wins Battle With Man Over Lamb Philadelphia unidenti fied man seeking to buy meat was routed empty handed from a stal in the Reading terminal market Friday by a housewife who struck him over the head with a leg of lamb The incident combined with a push of 2000 persons at opening hour of 3 butcher stalls led Mar ket Superintendent C B Marsh to call 6 city policemen and 4 Read ing company officers to maintain order The leg of lamb placed on the counter by a butcher was the only meat in sight of about 100 cus tomers jammed into a narrow aisle of one booth Both the man and woman snatched for the leg The woman got the firmer grip and after short struggle had exclusive poses sion and brought the cut down over the mans head Other wom en jeered him The hapless man gave up and walked out STARS GUARDED BY POLICE IN FILM STRIKE While minor clashes marked the strike of Herbert SorreUs Conference of Studio Unions and thousands of pickets as sembled before the gates of Hollywoods major studios film actors actresses and other production employes reported for work and were escorted through the lines by police Above little Margaret OBrien enters the studio with her mother and a studio worker International Soundphoto Hollywood stu dio workers tossed rocks and fists Friday as violence grew in a Hol lywood movie strike Hollywood police arrested sev eral members of the AFL confer ence of studio unions as pickets tossed rocks through the windows of buses carrying rival workers Officers said a score of men Boarded one bus and began fist fightswith the passengers Two men were injured The studio workers jurisdic ional strike completely halted production at M G M and War ner Bros and hampered work at other major studios Five pickets were arrested after they stopped a carload non strikers who tried to crash their lines and tore loose the automo biles ignition wires Dozens of fights broke out before police ar rived The dispute arose when 1500 carpenters and painters were dis charged for refusing to work on sets constructed by members of a rival union Mac Arthur Claims Air Force Outnumbered as War Began Tokyo MacArthur Friday broke his long silence re garding the loss aground of most U S airplanes in the Manilaarea on the very first day of the war withthe statement Our air forces were hopelessly outnumbered and never had a chance of winning Our air forces in the Philippines containing many antiquated models were hardly more than a token force with insufficient equip ment incompleted fields and adequate maintenance he elab orated They were completely overwhelmed by the enemys su perior forces MacArthur was prodded into his longawaited statement by charges made by Lt Gen Lewis H Brere ton commander of the Philippine air force in 1941 in his book The Brereton Diaries recently pub lished Accounts received here said Brereton wrote that he had re quested permission of Lt Gen Richard K Sutherland then chief of staff to assault Formosa It was fromFormosa that the Japanese bombers flew to attack the Philippines Brereton saic the permission was withheld so long that the available small force of B17 bombers was destroyed on theground at Clark field 90 miles north of Manila MacArthur replied that Ameri can flyers could not have attacked Formosa before the Japanese planes wiped out the Philippine based bombers on the first day of the war His slatement was is sued to the press in reply to ques tions regarding Br ere tons book General Brereton never recom mended an attack on Formosa to me and I know nothing of such a recommendation having been made MacArthur stated flatly In the short interval of time in volved it is doubtful that an at tack could have been set up and mounted before the enemys ar rival In his annual report Gen H H Arnold said J of the available B 17s in the only heavy bombers based destroyed on the ground at Clark field We in the Philippines Brines was an Associated Press correspondent in Manila at the time were informed of this fatal assault at p m on Dec 8 1941 Manila first day of the U S planes re turned for refueling after once having been in the air MacArthur who commanded U S defense forces in the Philip pines said he attached no blame to General Brereton or other mem bers of the command for incidents of the battle Nothing could have saved the day for them They lost but with no discredit He said the Japanese struck the Philippines 5 months before suffi cient reinforcements fo make a defense possible could have reached the islands Dueling as a court of last resort was abolished by the Icelandic parliament in 1006 MacArthnr Gen Brereton True Silver Miles City Mont and Mrs Victor Silver of Marsh Mont have a genuine baby boy They named him Sterling Male Strip Teaser Snarls Up Traffic StPaul Minn un snarled one of the worst loop traf fic jams in reecnt years when they collared a nude man whose antics in the rain late Thursday drew hundreds of spectators The would be strip teaser wearing only a blue denim jacket was cavorting in the puddles at 9th and Exchange while cars were piled up in 4 directions from the intersection Around him was a large crowd viewing the im promptu exhibition Patrolmen Mel Plummer and Robert Kirk cornered the man in an alley after he started running at their approach He gave his name as Lawrence J Looby 46 Set Up New Schedule for Dressed Meat Des Moines Iowa retailers will find theirbest meat source to be farm slaughterers Harry R Mellor OPA commodity price specialist Friday announced a new schedule dressed meat prices for Iowa Mellor pointed out that under the regulations resident farmers may kill all the livestock they wish for use by their im mediate household The point overlooked is the fact that a resident farmer may sell or transfer up to 3000 pounds of dressed meat to a retailer or wholesaler during any 6month period Mellor said This is a source of supply any retailer or wholesaler can contact at once Mellor explained that a resi dent farmer is classified as one who owns and feeds livestock for a period of 60 days or increases livestock weight by 35 per cent The dressed meat ceiling prices for Iowa are approximately 12i cents per hundredweight lower than the packing house ceilings Mellor said resulting from the elimination of government grad ing costs For most of Iowa the dressed meat prices including 25 cents per hundredweight for local de livery by the seller are BEEF ARMY REDUCES MEAT SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS Officials Cut Down Priority Demands by 3000000 Lbs Weekly Washington war de partment ordered Friday a reduc tion of 3000000 pounds a week in the armys meat purchases be cause of the current shortage Maj Gen T B Larkin the quartermaster general said in a statement that the armys priority demand this week for 15000000 pounds weekly has been scaled down to 12000000 pounds The reduction he said will mean a 12 per cent cut in meat issues to troops and will be made up by additional ration issues of fish macaroni and cheese and dairy products The order came as Postmaster General Robert T Hannegan tossed orders from democratic big wigs in the waste basket and de cided instead to go along with President Truman in declining to seek an end of OPA controls As further measures Larkin said these alternatives are being considered to meet minimum re quirements of the army navy coast guard and other federal agencies for which the quarter master purchases 1 Authority to apply present priority orders to all state in spected meat packing plants in ad dition to federally inspected plants 2 Purchase of meat or meat productsfrom other countries in cluding Argentina Australia and Canada The executive committee of the democratic national committee which Hannegan heads had di rected him to discuss the meal shortage with the price decontrol board Mr Truman risking party dis cord with congressional elections near took the stand that there is no need for decontrol action and that there should be no price Com mercial Utility Grade B Grade C Cutler Canner Grade D Wholesale c a r cass or side Hindquarters Forequarters 1641 1S1TA 149214 1292 V4 1242Vb VEAL Grade B Grade C Coll or Grade D Carcass Hide on 57 to 170 Ibs S1737V4 S1562i S1337VJ Carcass Hide on 170 to 315 Ibs 16374 J512S4 Carcass Hide on under 57 Ibs I637i 146214 1237Vb Carcass Hide off 50 to 275 Ibs1742i 154214 12S24 Carcass Hide off under 50 1642VJ 1182V4 Maximum prices a hundredweight for dressed hogs delivered to buyers other than certified hog Packers style 155213 Ibs S20 Shippers style 172235 Jbs 51980 boosts either Following a cabinet meeting Friday at which the meat situa tion was a topic Hannegan told reporters that after reading the presidents statement of Thursday he had decided against discussing the scarcity board and agencies with the decontrol other governmenl FIRST SIGHT SINCE Goudy 14 year old Artesian S Dak farm girl looks out of a window able to see for the first time since birth AP Wirephoto Chicago doctcV tenderly removed the bandages and Betty Goudy 14 saw the world for the first time She touched the doctors lips as he bent over her and asked Whats that Im your doctor said thekind voice thatbelonged to the lips Youre looking at my mouth It moves when you talk the girl exclaimed Blind since birth Betty was given sight through the eyes of a newborn baby The corneas of a stillborn child had been transplanted into her own eyes by Dr Peritt When the bandages were taken off Thursday she could see but her vision was blurred It will be some time the doctor said Her sight will come gradually Bettys parents Mr and Mrs Edmund Goudy a farm couple from Artesian S Dak found that their own vision was clouded as they stood by her bedside But the tears were those of happiness Darling the mother said Can you see rne I dont replied I know mother Belly think so But every is so strange Dimly the girl saw the hands of a nurse tucking in the blankets on her bed But her mother and father were 2 shadows standing nearby Perritt said it would be at leas 6 weeks before he would be able to tell how well Betty will be able to see But he was sure that she will have partial vision at least Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Friday eve ning followed by fair and cooler Friday night and Saturday Iowa Clearing and cooler in west and scattered thundershowers in east portion Friday evening Fair and cooler Friday night anc Saturday Lowest Friday nigh 4045 north 4550 south Highs Saturday 6570 Iowas 5Day Outlook The mean temperature will average 2 to 3 degrees above normal State normal 60 Cooler Sat urday Continued rather cool Sunday with rising trend Mon day and Tuesday but cooler Wednesday Precipitation will average light occurring as showers late Tuesday or Wednesday Minnesota Fair and cooler Friday night with scattered light frost Mostly fair and cool Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 76 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Friday 71 Precipitation 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 52 Death Toll Reaches 10 as Flood Strikes San Antonio San Antonio Tex least 10 persons were drowned anc millions of dollars in property damage was done to this historic Texas city when the picturesque San Antonio river went on a rampage early Friday after a cloudburst in its upper watershed It was feared the death toll would be increased after complete reports are received Scores were rescued from tops Many persons were dragged from the swirling waters of the ordinarily sluggish little stream that threads through the business district Water was running 2 to 6 feet through some business streets In one area it reached a depth of 25 feet All along the rivers course came word of flooded homes and business houses The flood followed a strom late Thursday night which forced many theatergoers and others to sleep in hotel lobbies and corri dors of downtown buildings Airlines cancelled flight sched ules and trading of the San An tonio livestock market was sus pended Some looting was reported as city state and military authorities moved to patrol the city Do not deal gently with per sons found looting was the order issued from police headquarters Rain continued to fall during the morning and warnings were is sued to dwellers downstream Concern was felt for residents 1000 Veterans Gather for Missouri Bonus March Springfield Mo than 1000 veterans from the rugged Ozark hills angered by the fail ure of the state legislature to pass a bonus law assembled a motor caravan Friday for a drive to the state capitol at Jefferson City in the nations first postwar bonus march The veterans led by former marine Corporal Murl E Owen sent a telegram to Gov Fhil M Donnelly telling him they would knock on the staichouse door Sat urday to demand a bonus And the governor had better be in town or well go after him Owen said The caravan of automobiles trucks jeeps and jalopies will start here Friday night for the 180 mile trip Owen estimated that 500 vehicles would make up the car avan He said the ranks of the veterans were swelling with each hour Well make the trip in any thing that will roll he said Veterans filled their gas tanks painted signs for their cars and tossed food and sleeping hags aboard in preparation for the in vasion of Jeff City They were leaving their wives and children behind because as Owen said if theres any trouble we dont want them in it In a radio address Thursday night however he warned the marchers that they must keep in line and refrain from disorder Veteran leaders said the group would stay in Jefferson City camping in pup tents on the state house lawn and on the grounds of the executive mansion if neces sary until Governor Donnelly promises to order a special ses sion of the legislature to enact a bonus law If the governor promises but then fails to act the veterans said they will return to Jefferson City next week Owen said a Missouri Veterans Bonus Committee would be formed Sniirrlay on the steps of the state capitol to take the bonus issue and veterans affairs out of politics He said the committee would send questionnaires to each mem ber of the legislature asking whether they favor a bonus The committee he said will urge veterans throughout the state to stand as a unit and vote only for candidates to the legislature who favor the bonus The ques tionnaires will be sent out before the November election Owen said and veterans will be informed oi the answer of each candidate Fail ure to fill out a questionnaire will be regarded as a negative answer he said near Falls City and Kenedy 40 and 60 miles southeast of San Antonio The crest was expected at Falls City Saturday night Highways leading into the city were closed and the Missouri Pa cific railroad said train servici has been indefinitely delayed by washouts at several points Communications were difficult and lines were down in some sec tions Joe Fletcher assistant directo of the department of public safety said in Austin that highway patro Capt N R Smith had notifiec him from San Antonio that nin or ten persons were dead man more stranded and missing am that boats were badly needed The flood was the worst sine Sept 10 1921 WAA Approves Land Gift to Iowa State Washington war as sets administration announce Friday it has approved the gift o 1433 acres of land valued at 575 to Iowa State college of agri culture and mechanical art a Ames Iowa The 1 a n d is p a r t of the De Moines ordnance plant No builc ings were included Acquisition of the property wi allow the college to enroll abou 1000 additional students most veterans the agency said It wi be used as an experimental farm 3350 at Drake Des Moines e o r g e Berry dean of students reporte Thursday that registration and en rollment of fulltime students Drake university had reached 3 350 It is estimated that malar causes 3000000 deaths a ye throughout the world 61 ARRESTS 8 EMPLOYES FOR LOOTING CARS Members of Group Are Truckers or Checkers for Illinois Central Waterloo employes t the freight house of the Illinois entral railroad were arrested ere Friday morning by federal ureau of investigation agents nd other officers in connection ith thefts from freight shipments assing into and through the local house terminal J L Dal on Omaha agent in large of the FBI in Iowa an ounced Friday He said the arrests culminated iveral months of investigation by BI and Illinois Central railroad olice who were assisted in the rrests by Black Hawk county cputy sheriffs and Waterloo po ce Railroad officials said it was irtually impossible to estimate he amount of the loss but that would run into thousands of ollars Officers said the investi ation is continuing Dalton said those arrested were Bennie Donovan Carothers 40 Robert Eugene Finger 24 James rederick Hunt 22 George Wil am Lindsey Jr 22 James Ben ett Kroma 33 Rex Smith 29 Cedar Falls Iowa Kenneth Har ey Mishler 22 Antone John Harter 58 All of the men were mployed as either truckers or heckers for the Illinois Central ailroad and all but Smith lived lere Carolhers and Finger were harged in federal warrants with lie theft of merchandise traveling hterstate They were arrested by B I agents and were arraigned efore U S Commissioner Leo R Deeper Friday morning Bond was set at each Hunt Lindsey Kroma Smith Wishler and Harter were arrested 3y local officers on state war ants charging them with larceny n the daytime Bond was set at 1500 each They will be arraigned Monday morning before Judge C 3 Charlton in district court Wat rloo Dalton said Dalton said a large quantity of tolen merchandise was recovered rom homes of the various indivi uals most of which was in the ossession of Carothers and Fing r The F B I agent said the majority of the items were the carce and expensive variety They inculded radios silverware lectric irons tools silk hose ountain pens dresis shirts sports hirts coveralls perfume ammu lition leather dress and work loves leather wallets and pock tbooks wool sweaters shoes and galoshes Other items included candy gum cigarets cigaret cases crock ry dress and work socks ash rays toys fatigue clothes ther mos bottles toilet goods and other sundry articles Some of the lothingstolen was being worn by ome of the individuals involved when they were first questioned F B I agents he said add ng stolen articles were taken rom box cars and inside the reight house In one instance he said one 01 hose arrested gave a radio which vas stolen to a girl friend This same individual on the other hand sold a radio and an electric ron to another girl friend The officer explained some oartons were purposely rammed jy hand trucks and goods were then taken from the broken boxes Dalton said instances were found where stolen clothing was worn away from the freight house un derneath regular work clothes Some merchandise he said was iiidden underneath freight cars during the day and some of those mplicated returned at night and packed it up Other shipments were hauled away in personal automobiles or carried underneath jackets sweaters or coats he con tinued Dalton said the thefts from the Illinois Central freight house here continued as late as last Sept 11 at which time an open investi gation began One theft of several bottles of expensive cologne on Sept 9 Dal ton related resulted in several of those arrested participating in a perfume war by deliberately spraying the cologne over each other during scuffles Dreamboat Takeoff Delayed 24 Hours Honolulu of the the B29 Pacusan Dreamboat on its Arctic flight to Cairo tenta tively scheduled for Friday has been delayed at least another 24 hours by weather Col C S Irvine of St Paul Nebr plane commander an nounced the postponement Thurs day night   

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