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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                AMI NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLLHI Associated Press and United Flos Full Leased Wkes Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 1946 This Paper Consists ol Two One CHURCHILL DOUBTS STALIN REPLY Civilian Board of 5 Members Takes Over Atom Energy Task Washington 5man board of civilians made ready Tuesday to take over from the army the momentous task of guiding this coifhtry into the atomic age The 5a federal power expert a physicist an editor a retired rear admiral and an investment shouldered as great as any men haveever assumed in peacetime Those were the words President Truman used in announcing the make up of the new atomic energy commission headed by David E Lilienthal as chairman The consequences of our work for good or evil awesome Lilienthal said yielding up his chairmanship of the Tennessee Valley Authority to accept the assignment With Lilienthal Mr Truman selected for the commission set up 3 months ago by congress Dr Robert F Bacher 41 year old Cornell university physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb He is scientific consultant to Bernard M Baruch American representative to the United Na tions atomic energy commission William W Waymack 58 edi tor of the Des Moines Register and winner of the Pulitzer award in 1937 for distinguished editorial writing He also is a director of both the Chicago Federal Reserve bank and the Carnegie endow ment for international peace Rear Adm Lewis L Strauss retired 50 former member of the ArmyNavy munitions board one time secretary to Herbert Hoover and now a partner in the New York banking firm of Kuhn Loeb Co He has played an active role in cancer research Sumner T Pike 55 an invest ment banker who until last March was a member of the se curities exchange commission Pike whose home is in Lubec Maine quit the SEC with the ex planation Im getting stale As Ijlienthals successor as head of the Giant TVA Mr Truman named Gordon R Clapp general manager of the government util ity since 1939 Clapp received the appbintnTeiit which is effective Nov 1 on his 41st birthday The president announced his selections at a special news con ference late Monday He signed legislation creating the commission Aug 1 then spent 12 weeks searching for men whose abilities and experience he be lieves willcommand the confi dence of the country Their appointments as well as that of Clapp are subject to sen ate confirmation when congress reconvenes In January Of the tremendous unprece dented task facing the commission which takes over from the army full supervision of atomic energy and production of atomic bombs Mr Truman said in a letter to Lilienthal The era in which we live is momentous and the problems with which you as chairman and your colleagues as members of the com mission will have to deal are of supreme importance The characterand the solution of these problems will determine the course of civilization The president stressed that the commission will have to take time to study the armys multibillion dollar atomic program in detail before it can carry out its very great responsibilities He said the transition may well extend over a period of months and that during that time the war department will continue to op erate the atomic energy program so that there will be no inter ruption in work Senate confirmation of the ap pointments generally is expected although Senator McKellar D Term already has served notice that he will do allhe can to block approval of the Lilienthal nomina tion McKellar long has been opposed to LUienthal whose TVA policies he frequently condemned Among other congress members reaction to Mr Trumans appointments was cautious Saying the only one I really know is Bill Waymack Senator Hickenlooper a mem ber of the special senate atomic committee declined to comment until I know more about the others Senator Bridges RN H term ed the selections disappointing1 and added I had hoped the presiden would choose the outstanding men of the country for this commis sion I do not know some of these well but they do not appear to measure up to the top personne of the nation Dr Harold C Urey Nobel prizi winner who helped develop thi atomic bomb had this to say Among atomic scientists sen erally Mr Lilienthal has been theii first choice for chairmanship of thi commission Dr Bacher is a wcl known physicist with very good judgment and executive ability Others on the commission are not so well known by scientists but all reports are favorable W W WAYMACK Krug Agrees D Conference on Coal Issue By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ending of 2 major labor disputes and word from President Truman iiat there would be no strike by 400000 soft coal miners on Nov 1 tended to brighten the nations in dustriaj front Tuesday Although Mr Truman an iOiuiced that the threat of a shut down of the coal mines was re moved Secretary of Interior J A Xrug said that the government has not agreed to a demand by John Li Lewis for a new contract for the AFL Ujttitca jatae secre tary said that Krug had arranged a conference for Friday between Lewis UMW chief and N H Col isson coal mines administrator 3ut there was no announcement that the government will reopen negotiations for a new contract as sought by Lewis The UMW president had insist ed that unless the government agreed to negotiate a new contract with wages and hours the chief issues the current pact made with the government after seizure of mines last May during a strike would be void on Nov 1 Labor news of a more cheerful note came from New York The worst transportation blockade in the citys history was lifted as the eastern phase of the maritime strike ended and the trucking dis pute which had halted the flow of commerce in the Metropolitan area for nearly 2 months came to virtual cessation Ship officers withdrew picket lines from around most east and gulf coast ports as the AFL Mas ters Mates and Pilots Union formally ended its strike of 28 days against eastgulfcoast oper ators with announcement of a fa vorable vote 2646 to 691 on an agreement reached Saturday Longshoremen began unloading millions of pounds of sugar and other cargo that had been tied up in ships in New York harbor The CIO marine engineers beneficial association which also had been on strike previously had approved an agreement with the Atlantic and Gulf coast operators GETS YEAR IN JAIL Sentenced for Assault in Death of Minnesotan Northwood Conrad Ringstad 31 through his attorneys O J Wardwell of Northwood and El mer R Peterson of Albert Lea Minn appeared before Judge W P Butler of Mason City in distric court Tuesday afternoon and pleaded guilty to a charge of as sault with intent to inflict bodily injury He has been in jail since Oct Z following the death of John Ras mussen near Emmons Minn on the Iowa side of the state line County Attorney L E Plummer agreed to the withdrawal of the original charge o manslaughter and accepted the one of lesser de gree Judge Butler sentenced Ring stad to one year in the Worth county jail at Northwood with th provision that if he conducte himself in an exemplary manne for the first 6 months of tha period he would be released on parole for 12 months At the conclusion of the sen tence the double panel of 70 juror were excused for the remainder o the term there being no furthe need for their services US to Settle With Russia on Veto DELEGATION TO SEEK END FDR DISPUTE IN UN Small Nations in Drive to Limit Veto Power in Security Council New York United States delegation disclosed Tues lay that it would approach Rus ia directly in an effort to end the ontroversy over the big power veto which was sharpened in the United Nations assembly Tuesday by Generalissimo Stalins state ment defending the veto The assembly delegates looked o Soviet Foreign Minister V M VIolotov for an expanded declara ion of policy in his speech As small nations took the ros rum one after the other to urge imitation of the veto in the secun y council and appeal for big lower cooperation it was re portedthat U S Delegate Warren I Austin was working on a com jromise formula which he planned o discuss privately with all the ive major powers including Rus sia in an effort to reach an off hefloor agreement The disclosure of the U Splans or consultation with the Big Five on the veto question was made in a statement by an American spokesman who denied a pub ished report that the U S delega ion was working with Great Bri ain on a compromise formula The spokesman said Austin had held no talks with the British oiPhis proposed plan and that he had not completed a draft of it asreported It was saidhowever tot such a plan would be drafted andthat all the major powers and possibly some small powers would be consulted before the proposals were brought before the assembly He said Austin would not an nounce the plan in his speech Wednesday but probably would bring it up soon at a meeting of the powerful 14nation general committee As the delegates resumed de bate in the assembly Tuesday morning they took a waitandsee attitude on the Stalin statement released Monday night but ex pressed conviction vthat Molotov would expand the exposition of policy Special significance was read into Stalins statement on Rus sian armed forces in the light of a White Russian blast Monday night at the presence of United States troops in China and Brit ish forces in Greece the middle ast and Indonesia Some delegates said this would bear on the discussions of Rus sias demand in the assembly for an accounting of allied troop dis positions and air and naval bases in foreign nonenemy countries Stalins defense of the veto power and its use in the security ouncil by the Russian delegation liits squarely against a sharp at tack by smaller nations aimed at limiting the knockout voting pow er of the 5 major powers Weather FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with occasional showers No decided change in temperature Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday nighl and Wednesday with scattered showers north portion No de cided change in temperature Low Tuesday night 46 extreme northwest to 65 southeast High Wednesday 60 extreme north west to 75 southeast Iowa 5Bay Outlook The mean temperature will average 8 to 12 degrees above normal The state normal is 44 degrees Cool Wednesday Warmer Thursday and Friday Colder Saturday night and Sunday Precipitation will average onequarter inch or less occurring as rain Wed nesday and scattered showers Saturday Minnesota Cloudy Tuesday nigh and Wednesday with occasional showers south and central Tues day night and north and eas Wednesday No decided changi in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 Precipitation 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 38 GlobeGazette Photo NAB WORTH OF a joint raid by law enforcement officers of the FBI the sheriffs office the Mason City police and the Iowa State Safety patrol approxi mately worth of illegally transported liquor was seized in a cottage at Clear Lake occupied by Moran Clifford Bundy Winona Minn Shown here with the haul are left to right Police Officer William Bruns Highway Patrolman Walt Hilbert and Deputy Sheriff Jack J Burnett Arrest Minnesotan for Hauling Liquor and Violating Mann Act Moran Clifford Bundy 36 resident of Winona Minn was held in the Cerro Gordo county jail here Tuesday in lieu of a appearance bond awaiting trial on 2counts 1A state transportation of liquor and 2A federal charge ofyiolation of the Mannract His wife Bundy 33wnom he is alleged by officers to have transported feom Winona to Mason City for the purpose of prostitution is at liberty bond and facing a charge of prostitution The arrest of the couple in a car at 2nd and S Federal and the re sultant confiscation of a large quantity of illegally transported liquor came as the result of a joint Iowa Mayor Is Charged With Murder Miscatine Brown fSjGonesville lowai majrorwas charged with firstrdegree murder Tuesday afternoonin the death of Dr A R McKeown 63 farm operator near Conesville Officers gave no immediate ex planation of why Brown was be ns held in the slaying The information charging the mayor with murder was signed by Deputy Sheriff L G Pace Jrought before Justice of the 3eace L A Crull Brown waived jreliminary hearing and was committed to the county jail vithout bond Deputy Sheriff L G Pace in the shooting said Mc ieown was shot in the back as le was riding over his farm Mc Ceown was rounding up cattle for an expected sale Tuesday The deputy sheriff said Mc Ceown remained astride the horse vhich brought him back to his arm home Davenport Man Slightly Injured in Plane Crash Clarion A pilot giving his name as Harold Rasmussen of Davenport was slightly injured at the airport here at noon Tues day when his plane flying too ow struck a wire The front of the plane was slightly caved in and Rasmussen suffered a broken lose He was alone in the plane He wastreated by a Clarion doc owa Man Arrested for Hauling Liquor in Car Onawa Henry Cook formerly of Mapleton was in the Monona county jail Tuesday charged with illegal transporta tion of liquor after Sgt A E Sper zing and Patrolman Don Dustrup of the Iowa highway patrol said they found 31 cases of whisky in a trailer attached to his car The officers said Cook was ar rested near Rodney They said the whisky bore Illinois stamps Mason Dies Clinton Leslie K Fen Ion 53 prominent republican poli tician and Masonic leader died of a heart attack in his home here Monday night The opal seems to have ap pealed to Shakespeare as a fit em blem of inconstancy for he refers to it in Twelfth Night investigation and raid by FBI agents the sheriffs office Mason City police and members of the Iowa State Safety patrol Mrs Bundy told officers that she had been working at the Greystone hotel 213J S Federal With their arrest which carne aft er the FBI had investigated the case for several weeks officers seized an estimated worth of whisky which represented a number of brands that have been scarce in Iowa recently The liquor was stored at a cot tage occupied by Bundy at Clear Lake and the cases had been cov ered with blankets and bedding Bundy was bound to the grand jury Monday afternoon by Police Judge B R Dunn on a charge of prostitution Mr Bundy was bound to the grand jury on a charge of illegal transportation of liquor His appearance boad this charge was set at S1000L He also was bound to the No vember term of the federal grand jury by U S Commissioner Na than Levinson on a charge of vio lation of the Mann act His bond was set at on this charge FIGHTING AGAIN AT MILWAUKEE Strikers Attempt to Bar Work Return Move Milwaukee line vi olence erupted before the strike jound AllisChalmers farm equip ment plant for the 2nd successive day Tuesday as CIO United Auto mobile Workers fought to bar members of a backtowork movement from going to their Clerk Offers to Buy Customers White Shirt Chillicothe Mo Dunnington knew there was a shortage of white shirts but he know it had come to this Wearing one a prewar model he walked into a clothing store A clerk eyed the garment offered to buy it explaining Im all out of shirts myself Dunnington didnt sell Brig Gen Ayres Dies of Heart Attack Cleveland Gen Leon ard P Ayres 67 internationally known business statistician died of a heart attack afrhis home Tues day He was a vice president of the Cleveland Trust company Customer to Name Own Price Clinton least one restaurant owner here has unbounded faith in the fairness of the public Floyd Magee who in partnership with Charles Holmes operates an exclusive steak shop Tuesday announced in a newspaper advertise ment a plan whereby customers will set the prices for dinners served in the establishment A patron will select choice 4H baby beef prime steak from a refrigerated counter The chef then will prepare it according to his particular taste After the diner has completed his meal a waitress will call at the table and explain there is no set charge The customer is to pay only what he thinks the dinner is worth We shall let the public determine a fair schedule of prices now that the OPA is off Magee declared obs Chief Thomas Kastello of the West Allis police department es timated that almost 1000 strikers were clustered around the plant Some of them were in the chest toshoulder picket lines which ocksteppcd past the gates in tighi circles Many others were lined up across the street from the plant We managed to get a few men into the plant Tuesday morning but riot more than 10 or 20 per cent of the entire shift Kastello said Those who did get through the lines were pummelled anc beaten in spite of the efforts our men He said 5 pickets were arrested when they attempted to turn ovei a nonstrikers automobile as he drove through the gates One o the men arrested was a union committeeman Despite the fact that his men had been reinforced by more than 100 sheriffs deputies Kastell said the peace officers weri spread too thin to be 100 per cen effective against the pickets United States Accuses Romaniaof Intimidation for Coming Elections Washington a strongb worded note the United State has accused the Romanian govern ment of intimidating and discrim inating against opposition politica parties in planning for an electio Nov 19 The text of the note was mad public by the state departmen Tuesday after it was handed Ro manian Foreign Minister Georg Tatarescu by Burton Y Berry American political representativ in Bucharest The note reminded Romanians o the big power declarations a Yalta Potsdam and Moscow t provide for free and untrammelet elections in the liberated land and formally expressed concern that the Romanian governmen was not making provision for tha type of election A similar note from Britain wa handed the Romanian foreign min istry at the same time Fats Oils and Ice Are decontrolled Washington W 0 P A an ounced Tuesday that all fats and ils including linseed oil had been econtrolled effective at dock Tuesday morning In addition to linseed oil the gcncy said the new action re eased cocoanut oil fish oils in diblc tallow and grease and a umber of less important items Ice was also skidded out from nder price controls Tuesday in an ction applying to both natural nd manufactured ice and ice ervices in this a year ndustry Most of the oils that had been etained under ceilings were in redients in paints and varnishes leeded in the housing program or or soaps Many fats and oils previously ad been removed from price eilings but the new action freed he entire list of both edible and nedible items OPA also announced that pro essors who had been selling lin eed oil under adjustable pricing iay collect 17 cents more per pound than former ceilings on uch transactions Meanwhile OPA issued a 127 sage directory listing 3500 com modity groups decontrolled up to Oct 15 The price of the directory or anyone interested was put al 13 a copy by the government irinting office with a promise hat supplements would be issuec o keep up with the accelerated lecontrol program ordered by President Truman Even with meat andmost other oods and beverages taken ou rom under ceilings in the las few weeks Meyer Sherman OPA economist reported Tuesday tha 4 cents of the average familys cost of living dollar still is under price control He said this com lares with a peak of about 80 cents of the C 0 L dollar on June 30 1945 Sherman listed these items stil under ceilings with his estimate as to their percentage of the cos of living Food sugar syrup anc about 1 per cent rents 16 fuel chiefly coal 3 clothing in cluding shoes 13 house furnish ngS 3 and miscellaneous 8 PICKETS BLOCK CASE FOREMEN Company Refuses to Negotiate Dispute Racine Wis CIO United Automobile Workers re sumed mass picketing before 2 J I Case farm implement plant Tuesday and barred supervisory employes from crossing their lines Harvey Kitzman president o local 180 UAWCIO said the union planned to have 300 striker at the works Tuesday The unions new tactics were continued in the face of a com pany refusal to negotiate the dis pute unless foremen were per mitted to enter the plant Th company contended the picket were violating the state labo statutes by halting employes a the gates Kitzman said the union wouli turn back foremen so long a the company uses them to scab o us by placing them at jobs nor mally performed by our men H said his men used only verbal ar gument to bar the foremen We just tell them to turn around and go home he sale And they turn around and go The union was convinced h said that foremen were being em ployed to load box cars with farm equipment parts The union claim that the firm agreed not to plac nonstriking employes on job usually performed by men o strike The company denies en tering into the agreement Court Corn New York if Heard i Brooklyn Queens night cour when 4 men were arraigned on charge they smashed 3600 egg during a fight in a butter and eg store A is certain ly a scrambled mess A defense n yolk Another the big gest omelette in Brooklyns his tory Pending another hearing Tues day the 4 were paroled WANTS NUMBER OF RED TROOPS m DIVISIONS Stalin Reveals Soviet Union Has 60 Divisions Now in Western Europe By HUGH BAILLIE President of The United Press London Church 1 made a conciliatory reply Tues ay to Marshal Stalins charges Tat he was one of the incendiar es of a new war but expressed kepticism about the strength of lussian troops in western Europe The controversy between the 2 men who were comrades in arms gainst Hitlcrism was touched off y Stalins replies to 31 questions ubmittcd to him by The United rcss A few days ago ago Churchill sked in the house commons whether it was true that the So iet Union Had 200 divisions in vestern Europe Monday night in eply to one of the 31 questions Stalin cabled the United Press nere that Russia had only 60 di visions in western Europe and that t was planned to reduce them to Tuesday Churchill in a state ment issued from Kent asked by nference not how many divisions lussia had In the area under dis ussion but how many men He iuggested that the United Nations hould find out Referring to his question in ommons as to whether Russia had 200 divisions in the west Churchill said I should add that my information which of course s not official information con emplated a strength of 10000 men per Soviet division How ever during the last war Ameri can and British divisions some imes rah as high as 40000 to 50 00 men and 35000 should be a airly good average figure includ ng of course auxiliary service corps troops and lines of com munication It is not possible to judge the strength of an army unless not only the number of organized di visions is known but also and at he same time the total ratio strength It seems to me that clearing up of this matter would be highly beneficial from every point of view and surely the pres int meetings UNO should be he occasion for the fullest and airest disclosure of all military orces that may cause concern to any of those who fought and won The remainder of Churchills statement was friendly to Stalin Je said he had regard and re spect for the marshal He paid ribute to the bravery of the Rus sian people He said it was one of lis hopes that the Soviet govern ment should play one of the lead ing parts in the rebuilding of our shattered world In replying to the questions sub mitted to him by the writer Stalin made these principal points 1 Russia does not have the atom bomb or any similar weapon 2 The Soviet army has only GO divisions in western Europe and plans to reduce them to 40 3 The most serious threats to world pence are the incendiaries of a new war Foremost Church ill and those who think like him in Great Britain and the United States 4 Stalin does not believe that the Soviet union has used the veto power to excess inside the frame work of the United Nations 5 He does not believe there is increased tension between Russia and the U S Churchill said Tuesdaythat it is clearly most important that the facts should be made known about the military strength of each na tion in western Europe A spokesman for the British foreign office indicated some sus picion concerning the statement that Russia had 60 divisions in western Europe He said a division can be anything from 5000 to 35000 men In some circles Stal ins reply to the question on use of the veto power was regarded as a serious blow to Britains efforts to restrain the use of the veto by the Soviet Union in the United Nations security council and the foreign ministers council British newspapers featured Stalins statement that Winston Churchill was the foremost in cendiary of a new war but there was no immediate reaction from the former prime minister of Brit ain The Italian foreign office showed great interest in Stalins statement that Yugoslavia has grounds to be dissatisfied with the draft treaty of peace for Italy A spokesman said it was most im portant for us to know where Russia stood on the issue World Coprrlfhl ty United Preis   

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