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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Vt COMP BEPAKTMENT OF ARCH IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL urn Associated Press ind United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 1946 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 8 DECONTROL MOVES INTO HIGH GEAR FIND NO SIGNS OF GOERINGS SKIN Mystery of Hidden Vial of Poison Deepens as Investigation Continues Nuernbers mystery of Hermann Goerings suicide1 deepened Friday when 2 top American prison officials denied that the bulky nazis body bore any scratch or other sign that the poison capsule had been concealed under the skin of his bulky abdo men The denials were entered by Lt Charles Roska Nuernberg prison physician and Col B C Andres prison commandant Andrus ad mitted however that he had not made a thorough personal exami nation of body However both Roska and An drus ilatly denied reports which had come from a competent source Thursday night that a small scratch had been found on Goer ings abdomen large enough in which to conceal the tiny potassi um cyanide capsule Boska said he had made a care ful examination of Goerings body after the suicide and found no wound of any nature on the ab domen Andrus supported Eoska He said that he had no evidence of any wound on Goerings abdomen although he did not personally make a thorough examination of the body Asked where Goering might have concealed the poison Andrus said I never thought he could have it concealed in any orifice of his body We never had any reason to think he might have such an object Correspondents were taken on a tour of in the prison where Goering and hisfelloW in mates spent tEeir last hours They found Goerings cell double locked and tightly guarded ap parently to preserve any clues it might contain for the 3man American board of inquiry The correspondents investiga tion cast little light if any on the Goering suicide There were reports of uncertain origin that there was about to be a break in the case which would solve the mystery but no official offered anything to support this One fact uncovered by the cor respondents was that there were plenty of glass fragments in the prisoners exercise yard The yard was carefully swept but glass from the bombblasted courthouse windows kept working up and many fragments were to be seen Friday Prisoners were riot allowed to pick anything up in the courtyard but jagged fragments of glass with which it would have been easy for any one of them to sever his veins lay under their feet Andrus said a piece of glass was once discovered in the tobacco pouch of 1 prisoner but that it did not seem to be the same as the pieces in the courtyard He did not say in whose pouch the piece was found Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Quite cold Friday night with heavy frost Satur day increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Low Friday night 25 Iowa Fair and colder south and east frost and freezing temper atures Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness and warm er followed by showers Satur day night Low Friday night 25 30 High Saturday 5565 FiveDay Iowa Weather Forecast The mean temperature will av L erage normal state normal is S 50 Slightly warmer 5 Saturday turning colder Sun day and Monday Rising temper atures Tuesday and Wednesday I Precipitation will average J to 1 inch rains beginning late f Saturday and ending Sunday I Rain again Tuesday and B Wednesday 5 Minnesota Fair and continued I rather cold Friday night Satur l day increasing cloudiness with I no decided change in tempera ture Showers Saturday night I IN MASON CITY I GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 4 oclock Friday morning i Maximum 45 i Minimum 29 I At 8 oclock a m Friday 33 I Precipitation 04 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 s Minimum 47 Auction Meat to Restore Sight Goshen Ind surrendered hardtoget beef and ham to an auction sale so that 12 year old Edward Rookstool might see again The farm boy was blinded Sept 27 when he fell off a wagon on a hayride and fractured his skull His parents Mr and Mrs Kenneth Rookstool had no money to pay for the expensive operation which Dr E L Fosbring believed would restore his sight One hundred friends and neighbors stepped in and pooled furni ture and produce including meat eggs chickens potatoes and butter It took 5 hours to auction the collection off to Goshen citizens Beef went for a pound hams for a pound The total sale brought in and the Rookstools Friday were making arrangements for the operation Expect Byrnes to Lash Back at Wallace in Radio Report Washington of State Byrnes drafted a report to the American people Friday on the diplomatic conflict between the United States and Russia Top authorities suggested he would make use of the occasion to lash back at criticism of his foreign Policies by former Secretary of Commerce Henry A Wallace Byrnes who returned Thursday from the Paris peace conference and received President congratulations on a most excel lent job was scheduled to broad cast for 30 minutes beginning at 9 p m CST Friday night NBC and some MBS stations arranged to carry the speech In writing his address Byrnes was reported fo have 2 principal objectives in view 1 To try to knock down Rus sian charges that the capitalist world is seeking to encircle the Soviet Union 2 To smash the Wallace impli cations that his policy toward Rus sia is apolicy of toughness and should be softened even at the risk of actions which in Wallaces words might be called appease ment Those in a position to know say Byrnes will reaffirm his basic idea of AmericanRussian relations with a declaration that the United States intends to stand absolutely firm on its principles where ma jor interests are involved and yet to deal patiently with all difficult issues The secretarys speech thus will be not so much a report on the work oftheXParisconference as a discussion of the state of rela tions with the Soviet Union Saturday night Senator Vanden nerg R Mich intends to broad cast from Washington his reasons BYRNES WALLACE for believing that on the whole the Paris meeting actually made some progress toward restoring peace to Europe Vandenberg and Senator Connally D Tex were advisers to Byrnes Connally is re turning by boat Byrnes spent 50 minutes with Mr Truman Thursday and at that time it was decided finally that the president would address the United Nations assembly opening in New York next Wed nesday Mr Truman also may be concerned with Wallaces for eign policy criticisms and set forth in his own words this gov ernments stand toward Russia is problematical See Saving in Discharge of 1945 Draftees War Departments Order Will Affect About 235000 Men Washington army es timated Friday its move to speed up discharge of draftees will the nation approximately 000000 between now and the end of the year Maj Gen W S Paul war de partment director of personnel said all draftees taken in during 1945 have been ordered discharged by Dec 31 The order affected about 235000 men Another 200 000 are on terminal leave or en route home for discharge The army had 1745000 men on Sept 30 Paul said and will be cut down to 1310000 on Dec 31 He said this was a part of the drive to reach a goal of an allvolunteer army It must be down to 1070000 by July 11947 Reliable army sources said the speedup of discharges was an economy move dictated by Presi dent Trumans effort to balance the national budget The military budget for the 194647 fiscal year is 400 The army estimates it will spend about 58060000000 but says part of the funds were ap propriated under a previous fiscal budget The army does not believe it can cut its expenditures much below for the fiscal period ending next June 30 This esti mate is based on the present un settled international situation and the high cost of maintaining occu pation troops in foreign lands Secretary of War Robert P Pat terson announced that the army had passed its recruiting goal of 1000000 volunteers on Oct 7 But he said the army would require approximately 40000 men a month of new volunteers to meet com mitments Gen Paul said the success of the recruiting program would deter mine whether the army wnuld be forced to resume drafting men on Jan 1 1947 A draft holiday has been declared for the remainder of this year The draft act expires March 31 1947 and Paul said he was uncertain whether it would be necessary to request extension The army said about 30000 of ficers were included among those to be discharged by Dec 31 The 200000 awaiting discharge include 90000 men in the Pacific await ing ships to carry them home The air force announced it was getting rid of 8700 officers due to limited budgetary CLEAR IOWAS SCHOOL FUNDS State Court Denies Rehearing of Case Des Moines Iowa su preme court Friday denied a re hearing in the school aid constitutionality case thus clear ing the way for the distribution of the money The high court previously up held the constitutionality of the 2 laws passed by the last legisla ture providing for to help school districts defray the cost of pupil transportation and for supplemental school aid A J Kleen Pocahontas county landowner who had challenged the constitutionality of the laws and carried the case to the supreme court after an adverse ruling in the district court had sought a rehearing Chief Justice T G Garfield said no federal constitutional questions had been involved in the court action so no grounds existed for an appeal to the U S supreme court and that the money now could be distributed Arguments for the rehearing were presented to the supreme court last Tuesday Its ruling on the constitutionality of the laws was made last Aug 5 Kleen had brought the suit against State Treasurer John M Grimes State Comptroller C Fred Porter and others contending that the appropriations violated a con stitutional provision which re quires distribution of state aid for schools in proportion to the num ber of youths in the school districts between the ages of 5 and 21 years The will be divided among the various school districts to help pay transportation costs The is to equalize edu cational opportunity in the school districts throughout the state and the money will go according to a formula to those districts having low real estate valuations and relatively high pupil enrollments Bradley Tours Washington Omar Bradley veterans administrator is making a tour of veterans of fices in 4 midwest states includ ing Iowa Bradley left Washington by plane Thursday and will re turn next week REPORT OFFER POSTED IN GEM THEFT Worldwide Search on for Stolen Jewels of Duchess of Windsor London UR Duke of Windsor was reported to have ar ranged an offer of a re ward Friday for the return of a treasure in jewelry stolen from his Americanborn wife or for iden tification of the thieves The duke and duchess motored to London to handle a number of matters arising from the sensa tional theft which caused Scot land Yard to flash word around the world that an international band of jewel thieves might have done the job The duke registered at Lloyds a tentative claim for in surance the final value to be de termined after assessment Earlier in the day he had insisted that the value of the missing gems was The Yard asked ship and air lines for information on recent arrivals The Evening Standard said the theory had been advanced that an American or Canadian gang arrived 2 or 3 weeks ago to carry out the robbery The famous Yard threw its best brains into one of the greatest manhunts of modern times at the same time sealing off the British Isles with a tight cordon through which they hoped the Windsor jewels had not penetrated Hour after hour messages crackled out over the continent to the French surete generals and other continental arms of the law warning that the Windsor robbery looked like the work of bigtime operatives who robbed European society of millions of dollars in gems between the wars Stately Ednam lodge 18 miles outside London where the Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived for a visit last week was swarm ing with officers like a precinct station on election night The Duke emerged briefly Fri day from the lodge on Titlark hill the home of the Earl of Dudley He said he was annoyed and deeply concerned at what he called exaggerated reports of the value of the stolen jewelry There is absolutely no truth in published reports that the value of the jewelry was he said I can understand that 000000 naturally makes better reading than 000 is the sum On the other hand a competent source pointed out that the gerns probably could be disposed of for at least 3 times the specified amount It must be remembered an informant said that any article treasured by the Duchess of Wind sor would bring a price out of all proportion to its actual value if sold to a collector because of its association with the woman for whom the British king gave up his empire Its like buying the jewels of any historical An toinette the Empress Eugenie or Mary of Scotland Flying squads of detectives pounced on 5 suspects during the night But all of them proved ali bis and no arrests were made RINGSTAD TRIAL SET FOR OCT 29 Wardwell Appointed Council for Defense trial of Con rad Ringstad of Albert Lea Minn on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the killing of John Rasmussen at Emmons Minn Oct 2 has been set for Tuesday Oct 291 Ringstad was arraigned in dis trict court Friday morning and Judge W P Butler of Mason City appointed O J Wardwell former county attorney as counsel for the defendant The court ordered 40 additional jurors empaneled from which to draw a jury in this trial Ringstads bond had been fixed at and it had not been fur nished Friday morning AP WIrepholo WINNING STEAK McKay University of Iowa junior from Cedar Rapids downs another steak as he sits inside this display window of an Iowa City restaurant where he won a steakeating contest by consuming 10 steaks in 2 hours Thursday after noon Iowa City is my last steak and thats my last state ment groaned big John McKay of Cedar Rapids Thursday as he cut into his 10th steak of the aft Twenty minutes earlier McKay had defeated Bill Mahone of Clear Lake by a score of 8 steaks to 6 in a steakeating contest sponsored by a local restaurant to celebrate the end of price controls on meat 50 pounds of choice top grade beef were on hand but only about 20 pounds were needed The contest was intended to last for 2 hours with each contestant pledged to a eat to the finish But Mahone facing certain de feat at the hands of his larger op ponent and wishing to make a University of Iowa class con cedea after an hour and 20 min utes of furious eating McKay standing 6 feet 4 and weighing 250 pounds accepted the congratluations of Mahone gra ciously but he wasnt finished He expanded his chest loosened his belt and with the immortal words I have just begun to eat pro ceeded to down steaks until the deadline Rene Jacobs of Wall Lake sub stituted forMahone at this point and consumed 3 steaks making the final tally read McKay 10 opposition 9 The event was witnessed by crowds of curious spectators who watched silently as the contestants inside the double display window called for more meat The Question of whether to con sume side dishes and sauce was left up to the contestants None of them did McKay however sprinkled his meat with steak sauce while Mahone stuck to plain ketchup All the contestants were Uni versity of Iowa students And i1 was their unanimous opinion that steakeating far surpasses the goldfish swallowing ara as a past time for college students The prizg lor the winner choice dinner steak Witnesses were betting 10 to 1 the prize will not be accepted Molotov Puts Ship Off Ocean Course Aboard the Queen Elizabeth UR Foreign Minister V M Molotov steered the Queen Eliza beth off her course for New York when he took a turn at the wheel Commodore Sir James Bissett said Friday Molotov tried his hand as steers man on the worlds largest ship Thursday He got the vessel 2 de grees off course Sir James said We again took the wheel and put her back on course the com modore added Complete Hearing on Impounded Gas Tax Iowa City hearing on the states application for release of more than in state gasoline tax funds now impounded in 2 Iowa City banks was com pleted Thursday and Judge Har old D Evans gave opposing attor neys until next Wednesday to file briefs State Treasurer John M Grimes presented statistical information on the amount of the tax and the number of Iowa users affected The hearing had been continued a day because Grimes failed to an swer a subpoena Wednesday The impounded funds represent collections for icent of gasoline tax under a law passed by the last legislature Judge Evans ordered the banks to hold the funds while a case questioning the constitu tionality of the law was in the courts The state supreme court recently upheld its constitutional ity but the state has not yet gained release of the funds Illinois Man Pays for Rooster Peoria III ff Butchers in some cities may be selling steaks at a pound but a white leghorn rooster sold at auction here car ried a higher price tag to crow about J Turner Mills of McNabb 111 paid for the purebred roost er which weighed about 5 pounds at an auction sponsored by the Il linois Poultry Improvement asso ciation Mills isnt planning to eat the rooster which will be used for breeding purposes Near and Yef So far Niagara Falls N Y near and yet so far Housewives in Niagara Falls found meat at butcher shops again Friday but the tariff was a little steaks per pound And butter at 98 cents Across the river in Niaraga Falls Ont housewives still had to use ration stamps but prices were steaks 45 cents round steaks 43 and hamburger 23 Butter was 45 cents Truman Backtracks in Boost on Flood Control Expenditure Congressmens May Cause Further Public Works Yields Washington Under pres sure from congressmen President Truman backed up some Friday in a month old plan to cut spend ing on public works thisa fiscal year by from the 600000000 originally allowed The first officially announced yield was an additional for expenditure on flood control bringing up to the total to be spent for that purpose during the 12 months ending next June 30 Budgetwise that will soak up less than a tenth of the possible saving to the govern ment in meat subsidies that were discontinued by the presidents action in decontrolling meat prices this week But congressmens protests went into other aspects of the public works spending cutback and fur ther yielding by the president was indicated by announcement of Budget Dkector James E Webb that 1 Additional limited expendi tures on new flood control proj ects of urgent necessity are to be provided for by presidential di rection after approval on a proj ectbyproject basis by Reconver sion Director John R Steelman who checks on the use of scarce materials 2 Webb and Steelman expect to reach decisions soon on how much to lift the present 000 presidentiallyset ceiling on expenditures on reclamation pro grams On the other hand Webb passed over entirely any mention of the ceiling on rivers and harbors work which includes on new projects as well as on maintenance and there were hints in official quarters that ceiling would stand The projects that will benefit from the additional spending to be allowed for flood control were not specified and officials said it would be up to the army engi neers to say how the extra 00000 would be spent and what new projects were urgent to start sufficiently Wallace to Chicago Chicago A Wallace will address a preelection rally at the Chicago stadium Nov 1 under the sponsorship of the CIO Politican Action committee and other groups it was announced Friday STRONG PROTEST BY U S TO TITO Condemns Slave Labor Practice for Americans Washington United States government condemned in the strongest terms Friday what it called slave labor practices by Yugoslavia against persons in that country claiming to be American citizens In a note delivered to the Yugo slav foreign office in Belgrade by Ambassador Richard C Patterson Jr the government charged 1 Individuals claiming V S citizenship who have been con victed of no crime whatever have been confined in camps by the Yugoslav government anc some died as the results of con ditions and treatment to which they were subjected 2 The persons surviving the camps are being hired out by Yu goslavia to private individuals for all types of hard labor for which they receive no pay 3 The Yugoslav government re ceives sums from 15 to 50 dinars a day from the employers of these victims who frequently work 12 hours daily and get only such food and shelter as the em ployers determine BELIEVE MOST CURBS WILL BE OFF BY NOV 1 Price Lid to Remain on Rent Automobiles and Building Materials Washington adminis rations program for ridding the American economy of federal re straints clicked into high gear Friday with Nov 1 set as the deadline for scrapping a great ma ority of wartime price controls A high official said that foods services and many commodities vill be taken out from under ccil ngs by months or more earlier than had been planned be fore President Trumans meat de cision This official emphasized to a reporter that it will be an orderly retreat from controls and will not result in riot or chaos Furthermore for the somewhat ess immediate future he added hat price lids will remain on rents automobiles building ma erials refrigerators furniture basic clothing items and farm im plements Major developments on the fast moving decontrol front included 1 Flour bread and other bak ery products figured in specula ion as the next important food tems to be freed of price ceilings 2 Coffee went off the con xolled list completely And price ids were hoisted slightly on jams jellies fruit preserves and mens white handkerchiefs among other hings The increases will amount 0 1 and 2 cents a pound jar for he sweets and from 7 to 14 cents or handkerchiefs 3 South of the border the van guard of 500000 lean young Mexi can beef cattle began to move to ward fattening pastures and ranges throughout the southwest United States The embargo on Mexican cattle was lifted at a m central standard time Friday 4 An avalanche of Diggest in 10 he nations livestock markets Prices collapsed from to a hundred pounds Thursday But er eggs and poultry also dropped 5 Administration leaders fore casting a congressional drive aimed at junking all controls in cluding rents and the veterans lousing agreed that the entire OPA staff of 34000 and its functions must be slashed to the bone before the lawmakers reconvene in January 6 Labor members of the wage stabilization board renewed their demands on the white house to kill all wage controls immediate ly 7 The CIO cost of living com mittee assailed rising meat prices and declared that millions of miners railroad steel and other workers will lack important in gredients in their diet 8 Automotive production still under controls slumped during September Announcing this the civilian production administration blamed shortages in sheet steel pigiron copper and lead September passenger car output fell 2162 below August with a total of 239140 units for the month Trucks dropped even more sharply 9 With a possible meat subsidy saving in sight as a result of livestock decontrol the government announced that an extra will be expended for flood control Housing Triple Play Ends in 3 Homemns Warren Ohio triple play developed into 3 homeruns A Long Island man moving here advertised he would swap his Long Island apartment for one in Warren but got no direct tak rs A Warren couple moving to St Louis advertised the Long Islanc apartment in exchange for one in the Missouri city and landed a trade The Long Islander took the Warren couples apartment they took the one in St Louis and th Missourians took the one in New York LetterSize Blanks DCS Moines income tax blanks now being printed wil be lettersize 8J by 11 inches the state tax commission reporter Thursday The former ones wer by 14 inches Landlord Claims Having Baby Breaks Contract Des Moines an eviction suit filed in municipal court Thursday Mr and Mrs Wayne Anderson were charged with breaching a rental contract by having a baby The action was brought by Mr and Mrs Ervin J Bowers of De corah owners of an apartment house here whose petition said the breach was of an oral agreement The Anderson baby was born last June 25 The hearing on the petition will be Oct 30 Report Dairy Prices Continue Steady Climb Washington agricul ture department reported Friday that dairy prices continued their steady climb in late September and early October It said fluid milk prices in 24 typical American cities early this month average 1898 cents a quart as compared with an average of 149 cents a year ago Price increases were rather general throughout the country except in the New England west south central and Pacific coast regions the department said   

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