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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 310 TARGET FOR TODAY Stirring Drama of the Hunting Season JRRESISTIMEPop perfect targtt for Junior in3 EULLSEYEISlinsihol strikes home Unit mon youd scram isno molch for pursuing lOWAN KILLED IN SNOWSTORM Bismarck N Dak IP women were killed Mondaynight during arstbim which blanketed snpwto disrupt andjforce grounding qfcommer cial airliners HighwayPatrolman Dick Schus er said ItosyHHywWalker Hel Mrs Iowawere killed liwhfiirthedrive oftheir auto was blinded by the snow near Diddri Both and II Northwest Airlinessaid scheduled I flights into the state had been j tumedback Monday nightRail roads were operating ori schedule officials sayl werere portedgoing through butslightly delayed Weatjief Report Partly cloudyTues 3ay Wednesday Con tinued mUd Tuesday becoming cooler Tu e s d a y night and Wednesday Iowa Partly cloudy to cloitdy Tuesday night and Wednesday with occasional showers south west portion Wednesday and a little warmer extreme west por tion Wednesday Low Tuesday night 38 with scattered frost extreme northwest to 58 in south portion Minnesota Fair Tuesday night cooler east and south portion scattered frost west portion Wedensday partly cloudy and a little warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 71 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 31 Torrential Downpours Inundate Texas Farms downpours inundated countless acres ofranch and farm lands dufingrthe last 4 days but the drouthbreaking rains virtually assured winter wheat pasture for livestock grazing in the south plainsand Panhandle areas of west Texas Heavy Tainsalso fell in western Kansas and Oklahoma causing some damage but benefiting crop land In Oklahoma county agents said the moisture content of the soil was the best since 1944 BRITISH LEND MEAT TO US Hurricanes Main Force Misses Florida FREAK TURN IN STORM SPARES COASTAL AREA 125 Mile an Hour Wind Drops to Gusts of 50 as Gale Swerves Away Miami Fla hurricane which boiled up inthe western Caribbean to whirl furiously to ward the thickjy populated Florida west coast miraculously lost its force Tuesday sparing the area from heavy damage Tampa St Petersburg and other resort cities in the Tampa Bay area had prepared for the worst But the worst turned out to be only moderately high winds early Tuesday which swept on up the Florida mainland turning inland and heading toward south Georgia and South Carolina Afreakishtwist as often is the history of tropical storms brought relief to the worriedrich west coast The 125mile an hour winds suddenly dropped to gusts of 50 miles1 or so There was no official relief Even the bumper citrus crop appeared to have escaped First reports from Lakeland heart of the grapefruit and orange region said the loss wasminor A record making crop witha value of 000000 has been forecast for this season The weakened hurricane which breezed across the Florida penin sula Tuesday morning was ex pected to remain inland with con tinued movement over southeast ern Georgia and SouthCarolina Tuesday and Tuesday night al though strong winds were indicat federal iceiin C visoryplaced the storm ashort distancewest ofJacksonville and moving 30 to 35 miles ah hour with greatly decreased intensity Red Chinese Reject Truce for 10 Days Nanking Marshall in an unprecedented statement confirmed Tuesday that commu nist leaders rejected an offer of a 10daytruce in the Kalgan offen sive to permit both sides to talk things over Issuance of the statement was fully as significant as its contents which some observers interpreted as dooming hopes for peace It is the first time that Marshall spe cial TJ S envoy hasreleased ver batim exchanges of notes between his office and the 2 battling Chi nese factions As if emphasizing their rejec tion of Chiang KaiSheks truce the jommunists intensified their assault on Paoting capture of which would sever the govern ment communication line between Peiping and Shihchiachung and give the reds a strong bargaining point in negotiations reported from Peiping Dewey Splits With Toft on Nuernberg War Crime Trial By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov Thomas E Deweyof New York and Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio potential rivals for the 1948 republican presidential nomina tion split sharply Tuesday over the nazi war crimes trials As democrats kept up their attacks oh Tafts criticism of the Nuernberg verdicts Dewey touched off the GOP leadership clash in New York Monday night when he came out bluntly in opposition to the Ohio senators views Without mentioning Taft by name Dewey defended the fairness of the trials anddeclared one can have any sympathy for these nazi leaders who brought such agony upon the world In Washington democrats who have experienced their own intra party troubles of late gleefully hailed the Taftpewey cleavage as likely to lessen the emphasis on the foreign schism between then Secretary of Com merce Henry A Wallace and Sec retary of State James F Byrnes Senator Lucas D de scribing Tafts stand as a classi cal example ofhis muddled and confused thinking predicted in a statement that Carroll Recce chairman of the republican na tional committee will not per mit the senator to make any more speeches Lucas added I charge that the Senator Tail made the statement about the Nuernberg trial solely for po litical vengeance or advantage And I predict that this will be a boomerang upon his aspirations for the presidential nomination in 48 Taft said Saturday that the Nuernberg verdicts condemning 12 top nazis to death were a mis carriage of justice and violate that fundamental principle of American law that a man can not be tried uriSer a law enacted after the alleged offense was com mitted Deweys statement in which he was joined by Irving M Ives GOP nominee for U S senator in New York declared flatly that the German war criminals had fair It continued While the just penalties im posed can neither expiate their sins nor bring back the life of millions for whose deaths they are responsible their sentences will serve as a warning against future acts of aggression and op pression for totalitarian rulers Goering Blubbers as He Removes Pictures of Family Nuernberg UR Hermann Goeringburst into a fit of weep ing when he decided to remove pictures of his wife and daugh ter from his cell a U S army officer re vealed Tuesday but none of the con demned nazis has shown any sign of col lapse The army lifted a cornerof the curtain se crecy over the GOERING Nuernberg prison where the nazi war crim inals werewaiting out their last 8 days The glimpse insidethe death row showed some of them jittery and distraught but all keeping themselves under con trol Mai Frederick Teich of New ingtpn Conn officer of the inter national security detachment since the war crimes trial began pre sided the first conference He wasHanked by publicrelations bfficers Disclosing for the first time that there had been no breakdowns or collapses among the condemned menTeich said Goering after a spell of brooding came to a de cision to get the pictures of his wife and daughter out of his cell He put them in an envelope and sent them to his lawyer Then he blubbered like a small boy from whose handa treasure has been snatched But Goering maintained his poise throughout his last meeting with his wife Monday Teich said Frau Goering took advantage of a revision in rules permitting the wives of the condemned one more visit with them Of all the convicted men Goer ing generally retained the most dignity the officer reported He was followed closely by Konstan tin Von Neurath and Wilhelm Keitel the latter never losing his precise military poise Grand Admiral Erich Raeder who asked that his lifeimprison njent sentence be changed todeath before a firing squad was re ported to be the most despondent of the prisoners and Rudolf Hess the mSst indifferent The richest man in the jail ap parently was Goering whose capi talizing on opportunities for fi nancial skullduggery among the nazis was notorious He had a 14 carat diamond ring set in plati num two big emeralds and some watches Keitel Hans Frank Julius Streicher and Joachim Von Rib bentrop were writing or had fin ished their memoirs They were censored and passed on to defense lawyers without deletion Teich said nothing objectionable having been found Of the 50 or so letters arriving daily for the nazis mostof them crackpot Goering was gettingthe most The rabid letters were not being delivered to the condemned men Teich said The prisoners have entire liberty to dispatch letters of their own Questioned about precautions against any suicide attempts Teich said the precautions remained the same being so good that they could not be improved upon The prisoners have complained little he said But once they la mented that their guards were stealing souvenir items from them They get American cigarettes Ribbentrop and Goering get seda tives at night but their health re mains the same All but Hess and Alfred Rosen berg have religious services in their cells once a day Third Party Move Enters AFL Meeting Chicago iF A third party move entered the American Fed eration of Labors convention po litical discussions Tuesday but vet eran AFL leaders forecast it would make little headway The plan put forward in a reso lution assigned to a convention committee contemplates forma tion of a third political party spon sored by the AFL with labor farmer and consumer support It attracted attention among con vention delegatesbecause of pres ent AFL coolness to both the re publican and democratic parties een disagreement with inany administra tion President Truman in a message to the American Federation of La bor convention Tuesday said America stands on the threshold of abundance but to attain it must have the full cooperation of in dustry labor and government Gen Carl Spaatz chief of the army air forces in a convention address said that the nations air plane construction industry has been reduced below the nations bare security needs INJURIES FATAL TO NASHUA MAN Hmch Was Hurt in Automobile Collision Hinch 47 farmer near Nashua died in a hospital at Charles City at mid nightMondayfrom injuries suf fered in an automobile collision 4 miles west of here about 12 hours before Hinch was going west on the highway when he went to pass around a tractor which was mov ing some farm machinery the vehicles sifleswiped and the car rolled over twice in the ditch broken and he was paralyzed from the neck down Born at Farley Hindi later moved to Dougherty where he lived for a number of years He marriedAgnes Cunningham April 20 1920 In the spring of 1943 the family moved to a farm 7 miles north west of Nashua Surviving arehis wife and 2 daughters Mrs A Wqrleyof Bris tow and Mrs Francis Ziedler of Rapid City S Dak and one son Pat at home Funeral arrangements were in complete Tuesday morning Fire Sweeps BlockLong Warehouse at Waterloo Waterloo swept the blocklong IowaWarehouse com pany building here shortly after p at Tuesday and an hour later the citys entire fire equip ment was battling the blaze A preliminary estimate by Fire Chief Ray Tiller said the damage would amount to at least The building housed on its 3 floors large quantities of furni ture groceries including scarce sugar and beer Part of the con crete block structure was used by the Kuyper Distributing company beer wholesalers It was the 2nd fire of the day to strike a warehouse here A blaze about 11 a m caused an estimated damage to furniture stored by the Snrow Furniture company ITS THE CATSMEOW his pal Sarge Flieger a miniature schnauzer Timmie the kittenreads the citation awarded the canine at the Green wich Village Humane League in New York City The Sarge was also given a medal as the outstanding dog of 1946 for his excellent recruiting work in the K9 division of the Hall Says Safety Matter of Welfare Economic Stability Mason Cityan Addresses Delegates at National Congress in Chicago EarlHall manag ing editor of theMason City Iowa GlobeGazette and past president of the Iowa State Safety Council declared hereMonday that the states stake in highway safety is a matter ofpublic welfare and of economic stability Speaking as a representative of Gov Robert D Blue Halt ad dressed the National Con gress Iowawas the grandaward state in the 1945 national traffic safety contest No government can overlook the humanitarian problem in volved not to mention the econom ic loss from deaths and property damage of traffic accidents he asserted Hallsaid that the 1700 dele gates who attended the presi dents highway safety conference last May developed a plan of ac tion which was hoped would serve as a guide lor those who have charge of highway safety pro grams To date 13 states nave held highway safety conferences and 4 others have set definite dates for them Hall said While I will acknowledge the gains which have been made Inthe past months I do not hesitate to say that for 2thirds of tie states to have taken no positive action since the na tional meeting on highway safety has all the earmarks of a dis grace If this nation would do away with horses swinging doors and inefficient football referees it would be a safer land to live in the 34th corrgress was told Tues day Dr H Herman Young of Mayo clinic Rochester Minn singled out ol dobbin for criticism The horse is involved in more livestock accidents on Americas farms than any other animal in cluding Young told the congress farm safety section He said an accidental death toll of 133200 farm residents in a9year period emphasized the serious ness of the farm accident prob lem The first step is to educate the farmer in methods of safety lie said Gladys J Ward assistant pro fessor in home management ex tension at the University of Illi nois assailed swinging doors poorly designed stairs and im proper lighting as causes of many home accidents She urged con tractors to incorporate simple safety features in new construc tion especially in rural and small town homes Homer Allen Purdue university assistant professor in physical edu cation cautioned against booing Bevin Denies Red Charges on Trieste Paris UR British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin rejecting any idea of dividing the world into 2 blocs appealed to the peape conference Tuesday to make unity the basis of peace as it was the basis of victory Bevin spoke at an afternoon session of the conference 1 of 3 scheduled for the day as the dele gates raced against a deadline for completing their work Bevin denied soviet charges that Britain had strategic inter ests in Trieste and was trying to establish an AngloAmerican base there Great BritaJn strategic interest in Trieste atalliarid never has approached the problem from that view he said There fore I hope these unfounded al legations will not again be re peated Bevin countered a morning speech by Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium who bitterly criticized the procedure of the conference and especially the refusal of the Big 4 to modify any of their prior agreements On the whole the methods used here may be the best Bevin said Britain thinks it was a good thing to hear the smaller nations to spend so much time hearing the former enemy states 2000000016 BEEF LOAN FOR filS OVERSEAS Advisory Committee Authorizes Filing of Petition for Decontrol Washington war de partment announced Tuesday that negotiations are in progress lor a loan of 20000000 pounds of beef belonging to Great Britain to meet the armys current need for troops overseas The department had said earlier the negotiations were for Argen tine beef to be taken from Argen tinas exportable surplus Tuesdays announcement said that under plans being discussed with Britain the United States would repay the British with meat pound for pound prior to February 28 The fightfor decontrol of beef headed for a showdown Tuesday when the beef advisory commit tee formally authorized filing of a petition to remove price ceil ings from cattle beef and veal The committee voted 11 to 1 to petition for decontrol and au thorized Robert G Thomas ex ecutive vice president of the Lima Packing company Lima Ohio and Roscoe G Haynie committee chairman and vice president of Wilson company Chicago to sign the appeal Haynie told reporters that the petition will be based on a con tention that underterms of the price control act beef is eligible for decontrol One eligibility re quirement is that beef cattle be in ample supply The war department said deliv ery would be sought for early No vember Combined requirements of the army navy marine corps and war shipping administration for which the army quartermaster GHARLESliTYAN BEATEN ROBBED Cleveland Ohio Charles Springer 46 Charles City Iowa was hospitalized Tuesday with a skull fracture broken nose and broken jaw suffered when he was robbed and beaten by 3 men Mon day night Springer a tobacco wholesaler attending the convention of the National Association of Tobacco Distributors reported he was at tacked while walking near a park ing lot on the east side The amount of loot was undetermined His conditionwas reported fair referees and umpires for sending injured players outof the game A good official must constantly be on the lookout for the well being of the contestants he said An official has a big safety role to play in seeing that facilities and equipment for the game are safe Allied Council Will Decide Appealsof Nazis Wednesday Berlin fate of 16 nazi leaders convicted at Nuernberg will be decided Wednesdaywhen the allied control council considers their appeals in the same room where the nazi peoples court dealt out death sentences to scores of Germans in the 1944 Hitler bomb plot Allied sources close to the council said they saw little chance of clemency for any ot the 16 particularly the 11 who appealed their death sentences General Joseph Pierre Koenig of France called a meeting of the allied council for 11 a m Wednes day to review the sentences im posed a week ago by the interna tional tribunal If the council rejects the ap peals as expected Hermann Goer ing and the other 10 under death sentence will be hanged in Nuern berg Oct 16 Rudolf Hess and the other 6 with prison sentences will be transferred to Berlin American military government sources expected the council to discuss the requests of Field Mar shal Wilhelm Keitel and ColGen Alfred Jodl to be shot instead of hanged Whether the council has the authority to alter the manner of death penalty prescribed by the tribunal was not clear The Lon don charter establishing the court authorized the council to reduce punishments but forbade it to in crease the severity of sentence or change the tribunals findings It was expected that the council will be unable to act on the re quest of Grand Admiral Erich Haeder to be shot by a firing squad instead of serving a life sentence Kaltenbrunner chief of nazi security police is the only one of the 12 doomed men who did not file an appeal Martin Bor manns death sentence was ap pealed by his attorney although he is missing Baldur Von Schirach and Albert Speer did not file appeals from their 20year prison sentences u otoeef weekly Howeverinly about 4000000 pounds weekly has been forth coming in the past 2 weeks from federallyinspected packing plants The war department said Monday that if 20000000 pounds extra could be found it would relieve an immediate shortage by approxi mately 5000000 pounds weekly pending an expected increase in cattle slaughter about oW month hence Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson has virtually com mitted himself to rejecting the pe tition The next step would be au appeal to the independent decon trol board Aides of Anderson reported meanwhile that the secretary is awaiting white house reaction to the proposals he discussed with President Truman last week for putting meat back on the nations dinner tables These officials declined to dis cuss the proposals except to state thatseizure of livestock on farms is not being considered The subject of federal seizure action in another direction was raised however by Senator Green DR I who told report ers he thinks the government should take over any excess stocks of meat found in packers ware houses Green also said the justice de partment should investigate whether there is a conspiracy to withhold meat from consumer trade channels There are reports that packers and cattle feeders are striking hoping to break OPA the senator asserted I dont think they ought to be allowed to strike No Essential Change in HulFs Condition Washington IP Bethesda naval hospital said Tuesday there was no essential change in the condition of former Secretary of State Cordell Hull previously re ported improving after a stroke eight days ago The 75yearold former cabinet officer was described Monday as being out of immediate danger WHISlflTION IS INCREASED Des Moines whisky ration will be increased to 2 bot tles fifths for the period of Nov 1 to 30 inclusive the state liquor control commission announced Tuesday However for the next period of about 3 weeks Oct 14 to 31 inclusive the limit will re main the usual one bottle per per mit holder The commission said allocations of whisky by distributors were picking up It added it hoped by November and December to have enough not only for the 2 bottles each in November but possibly for 2 bottles each in December   

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