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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette November 7, 1946

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME k H I ftTOnY ANi AHCH I VEP THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 194G This Paper Consists of Two One No 25 TRUMAN NOT PLANNING TO RESIGN At1 Wirenhoto BYE BYE Bridget Waters 26 year old Irish war bride convicted of manslaughter for the shooting of her estranged husband Frank hugs her baby 18month old Frank Jr after being sentenced to prison She sobbed bye bye Butch Las Vegas Nev war bride Bridget Waters said a tear ful goodbye Thursday to the 18 monthold son for whose safety she said she shot her American husband to death then went to prison for a term of one to 5 years With maximum time off for good behavior the sentence would sep arate the greeneyed nurse from Frank Waters Jr for at least 9 months District Judge A S Henderson Wednesday ordered her to serve out the sentence in state prison at Carson City denied a plea for a 20day stay of execution and turned Mrs Waters over to Sher iff Glen Jones for transportation to prison Government Official Says No Slackening of Decontrol Sees Good Chance of Freedom for Textiles Wearing Apparel Soon Washington top gov ernment official said Thursday there will be no slackening of price and wage decontrol in the wake of the administrations elec tion debacle Eveu as OPA posted higher prices for many infants and chil drens cotton garments and some other clothing items this official told a reporter the chances are better than 5050 that price con trols on all wearing apparel and textiles will be removed very soon This action may be taken when OPAs socalled master decontrol list is announced possibly this weekend Elimination of price ceilings on clothing and textiles automatically would free these industries of wage controls Both price and wage decon trol will continue to be speeded up all along the line as outlined by President Truman when he announced the end of meat ceil ings a high official said He added that heads of govern ment agencies concerned have been holding conferences to de termine whether such items as au tomobiles and basic commodities like coal building materials steel and other metals should be freed of controls at this time We may have to keep controls orain those fields for a while but the whole matter still is wide open the official said It would be difficult to hold prices there while virtually everything else is decontrolled OPA said Thursday that many cotton garments for infants and children will cost from 10 to 15 per cent more The agency said this will result from allowing manufacturers to add increases in labor and mate rial costs to their present ceilings Major decontrol actions Wed nesday lifted price ceilings from household vacuum cleaners and attachments feathers and down domestic ironing machines and clothes dryers and mouton lamb and rabbit fur skins President Truman to Confer With Molotov Washington UR President Truman will confer Thursday with V M Molotov the Soviet foreign minister Molotov in this country for the meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers will come to Washing ton for a visit in connection with the Russian celebration of the revolution anniversary Molotov will see Mr Truman at the white house at 4 p mHe will be accompanied by Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov and Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson Congress Problem Faces President HAS 3 CHOICES BEFORE HIM IN NEW GOP SETUP Truman Must Decide Whether to Compromise or Battle Congress Washington If President Truman his administration re buked at the polls faced with out ward calm Thursday three politi cal decisions which could alter the course of American and world events Mr Truman apparently must decide 1 Whether he shall compromise with the republican dominated congress on controversial domestic and foreign issues or challenge it and fight back with democratic supported vetoes 2 Whether he shall attempt to lead his own party back toward the more conservative line that appeared to be popularized by Tuesdays sweeping GOP victories or steer it even more forcefully toward the opposite side of center 3 Whether he shall attempt to rally dispersed democratic forces around himself as a candidate for reelection in 1948 or prepare to step aside then for some other nominee For the first lime in It years the 80th congress which convenes next January will be controlled by the party which does not hold the white house Tuesdays landslide swept the republicans to a 3vote majority in the senate and at least a 28 member advantage in the house But Mr Trumanpresumably could count on substantial demo cratic minority support in both houses if he some of his advisers are certain to urge him to enlarge and resub mit the legislative program which a republicandemocrat coalition hacked into small pieces in the 79th congress The argument of these advisers who want the democratic party to be labelled unmistakably as the liberal political organ is that there is no hope of obtaining the conservative vote in 1948 Their contention is that if Mr Truman hews to the course fixed by the late President Roosevelt the democratic party will stand to benefit in 1948 from any mis takes the republican congress might make in the next 2 years James Roosevelt son of the late president and California state democratic chairman put this thought into words with the ob servation that when the people begin to feel the effects of their action we shall again be called upon On the other hand the majority of democratic members in the new congress lean to the conservative rather than the opposite side and include many who joined With the republicans in the 79th con gress in opposing Truman meas ures they regarded as too radical in their nature These returning members say they would like to see Mr Tru man make at least minor com promises in an attempt to get legislation through the next con gress Organized Labor Suffers Big Reverses in GOP Landslide New York unofficial survey showed Thursday that or ganized labor suffered heavy reverses in Tuesdays election and that the strong democratic prolabor bloc in the house lost many of its stalwarts in the republican landslide Voters across the country rejected a majority of the candidates supported by the CIOs Political Action committee and President A F AVhitney of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen John L Lewis of the United Mine workers appeared to have failed in his reported attempt to bring about the defeat of Sen Harley M Kilgore D W Va a member of the senate prolabor IHoc But it was on labors friends in the house that the heaviest blows major changes in the nations basic labor laws If nothing else it apparently checked the 14year ascendancy of labor as a political power publican landslide were Hugh The unofficial tabulation showed that only 56 house and 6 senate Lacy of Washington Frank E Hook of Michigan Michael J Bradley of Pennsylvania Andrew J Biemiller of Wisconsin John Coffee of Washington Charles Savage of Washington and Jerry Voorhis of California Among the prolaborites who were reelected were Helen Gahagan Douglas D Cal Adolph J Sabath D 111 John D Din gcll D Mich and Mary T Nor ton D N J Some quarters believed the mood of the voters foreshadowed candidatessupported by the CIO Political Action committee were victorious In 1944 PAC claimed it was instrumental in electing 180 representatives and senators It had predicted it would swing the decision this year in 100 close districts but fell far short Only 81 of the 188 house as pirants endorsed by Whitneys Brotherhood of Railroad Train men were returned victorious In senate races only 5 of 23 candi dates supported by the trainmen 14 Democrats Left in Iowa 1947 Assembly Des Moines 1947 Iowa assembly will include 3 women and a pair of brothers but in one respect it will like many another state will be few democrats While the republicans Thursday were speculating on who would be elected speaker of the house the democrats sadly due back into the records to 1929 to find a time when they had fewer representa tives in Iowas legislative halls Tuesdays election gave the re publican party 46 seats in the sen ate and 98 in the house The democrats elected 4 senators and 10 representatives lor their low est total since 1929 when they had only 2 seats The democrats lost 8 seats from their slim 1945 holdings of 5 senators and 17 representatives Two years before that they held 5 senate seats and 10 house seats Among those mentioned as pos sible house speaker candidates were Gus T Kuester RGris veteran lawmaker and chairman of the appropriations committee last session and E H Felton RIndianola speaker at the last session Kuester said he would make up his mind in a few days whether he would be a can didate for the job It will be the fifth consecutive time that the republicans name the speaker Rep Mae Lynch DPocahon only woman to serve in the last legislature was defeated this year but 3 other women were elected 2 to the house and 1 to the senate Guy BuUer H Rolfe defeated Mrs Lynch Elected to the senate was Mrs Kathlyn M Kirketcg RBedr widow of the late Senator O J Kirketeg who was unop posed Edna C Lawrence R Ottumwa and Amy M Bloom RDayton won house seats The legislative brothers are William S Lynes RWaverly elected to the house from Bremer county and J Kendall Lynes R serving in the senate Wapello county besides sending a woman to the legislature se lected Paul Troeger educator and former republican state house member as its other representa tive The 2 republicans defeated Dean Aurey and Wade M McRey nolds Ottumwa democrats who had labor backing Other notable casualties Tuesdays elections included in the defeat of Senator Ed Vrba D Cresco and Reps Arthur C Blatti RNew Hampton and Pe ter Visser Vrba who served as a house clerk in 1935 and was elected to the senate the following year was defeated for reelection by Wil liam Linnevold RNew Hamp Blatti lost in Chickasaw county to George Fiene D Nashua and Visser was beaten by Claire G Prange RPleasant Iowas 4 democratic senators all holdovers except Robert Reilly Dubuque who was unop posed for reelection are Tunis H Klein Pella A E Augustine Oskaloosa and Roy Mercer Iowa City F i f t ytwo served in the last session were re republicans who elected to the house and 13 of the senators reelected were republi cans Of the 10 democrats named to the house only 2 served in the last legislature Two G O P legislators who ad vanced from the house to senate were Jay Colburn Harlan and J F Miller Humboldt Earl C Fish baugh Jr Shenandoah house member before the war won a senate seat Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Colder Thursday night with low tem perature near freezing Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Colder Thurs day night Low Thursday night 32 northwest to 38 southeast High Friday 4449 Minnesota Clearing and colder Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and somewhat colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 50 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Thursday 44 Precipitation 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 39 SUGGESTS TRUMAN liam Fulbright DArk and his wife Betty read about the republican landslide at Philadelphia after the Senator suggested that President Truman should appoint a re publican secretary of state and resign from office U S Wants Military Rights in Japan Mandated Islands CONFERENCE ON COAL RESUMED Change in Government May Make Lewis Ponder Washington adminis tration and the United Mine Work ers bolh well aware of strong republican support for legislative strike curbs pitched into the criti cal coal situation anew Thursday The top questions were 1 Would the GOP election victory change the governments plans for coping with the implied strike threat by 400000 miners 2 Would it make John L Lewis think twice before calling an edgeofwinter walkout by the UMW to back up his demands for government concessions to the union As talks continued between Lewis aides and coal mines Ad ministrator N H Collisson it re mained to be seen whether the administration firmer policy would toward adopt Lewis line with earlier republican pro posals to restrict some union activ ities particularly those relating to walkouts So far the United Mine Work ers chieftain has stood pat on his challenge to the government in sisting that he has the right to open the current uniongovern ment pact to seek higher wages and other changes Otherwise he declared the contract will be void Some administration lawyers sided with Lewis at least before the election although Secretary of Interior J A Krug has stead fastly insisted that the present agreement covers the duration of government operation of the mines which May after a strike were seized last crippling 59day 2 Kansans in Line for Heading House Senate Agriculture Committees Washington Kansans Senator Arthur Capper and Rep Clifford Hope are in line for the chairmanships of the senate and house agriculture committees by virtue of their seniority and cap ture of control of congress by the republicans As ranking republican member of the housse agriculture commit tee Representative Hope is ex pected to take over its chairman ship Senator Capper is ranking mem ber of 4 senate culture foreign relations District of Columbia and claims Friends of the senator who is in Kansas have expressed belief he would prefer the agriculture com mittee chairmanship because of his interest in agriculture Capper said in Topcka he will make his decision next month Truman Offers to Put Pacific Islands Under Trusteeship of UN Lake Success N Y United States made it clear Thurs day that she would reserve sweep ing rights especially military in the Japanese mandated islands which President Truman offered Wednesday night to place under United Nations trusteeship One delegate who did not want to be identified said the military rights demanded by the United States were exactly the same as she would have if she annexed the islands outright The U S terms for turning the Marshals Carolines and to the U N are contained in a draft agreement now being circulated among the 11 members of the security council and two other nations Now Zea land and the Philippines Disclosure of the terms gave rise to immediate speculation that Russia would almost certainly at tack the proposals and might pos sibly veto them in the security council In thelatter event how ever the islands would continue in their present status as occu pied enemy territory Last year the United States produced 215 billion feet soft woods Elections at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS House Republicans elected 246 net gain Democrats elected 186 net loss American labor elected 1 no Progressive elected 0 Net loss In doubt 2 1 California 1 Senate elected 23 hold overs 28 total 51 net gain Democrats elected 10 hold overs 32 total 43 net loss Progressive elected 0 Net loss In doubt 2 Maryland and West Governors Republicans elected 20 net gain Democrats elected 14 net loss 3 STATES VOTE VETERAN BONUS Illinois Michigan Rhode Island Approve New York UP Voters in states approved veteran bonus payments totaling in Tuesdays elections In Illinois a 5385000000 bond issue was approved It will pro vide a month for domestic service and S15 a month for for eign duty Official announcemenl was being upheld however unti determination is made of whether the favorable vote constituted majority of all voles cast for stat legislators as required by law In Michigan a similar proposa for payments up to was ap proved Payments will total 000000 In Rhode Island Gov John O Pastore said payments ap proved by voters would be in the mai before Christmas Payments will total Other veterans benefits in cluded New bond issue to finance state housing won easily with veterans to be given first chance at new quarters California Voters authorized the legislature to set up an agency to loan money to veterans to aid them in establishing their own business apparently won a 85000 tax exemption on home steads will cast ballots Thursday on a bond proposal for purchase of laryi tha will be resold on easy terms to veterans Pooch Has 2Story Doghouse Twin Falls Idaho a combination LabradorIrish set ter who belongs to Bill Watts has a 2story doghouse Watts bull the fancy 4gabled home for his pet during his spare time Republican Leaders Eye Plans for Dividing Election Spoils Washington prospect of inlraparty strife over divvying up the spoils tempered republican elation Thursday over the partys landslide victory in Tuesdays election Party leaders arranging for policy sessions starting next week were bedeviled by clearly etched signs that the first sweet taste of political victory in 15 years be soured by fights for top con posts But the leaders appeared con fident of one thing Whatever fights may develop during the jockeying for position will be re conciled quickly enough to permit a united front when republicans organize the senate and house of the 80th congress on Jan 3 Between Nov 14 when the re publican house steering commit tee meets and Jan 3 GOP leaders expect to pick a slate of officers for party caucus ratification and to erect the framework of their legislative policy High on the policy agenda are decisions on 1 to cut indi vidual income taxes by 20 per cent or as Repub lican Representative K n U t s o n Minn insists should be done quickly Knutson is in line for the chairmanship of the laxwriting ways and means commitlee 2 Price to finish off OPA in short order rather than allow the agency to linger on until June 30 3 Federal ly how to balance the budget if taxes are cut The major organizational battle is expected to revolve around se lection of a floor leader in the house There is no one on the horizon to challenge the bid of Joseph W Martin Jr of Massa chusetts for the speakership to be vacated when Sam Rayburn of Texas steps down from the ros trum to take his place with the democratic minority As republican floor leader dur ing the partys political depression years Martin automatically is in line for the speakership Mentioned most frequently as leading contenders for the floor leadership are Reps Clarence Brown of Ohio and Charles Hal leek of Indiana In the field also are Repls Ev erett Dirksen of Illinois Earl Michener of Michigan and Thomas Jenkins of Ohio The decision as to which will wear the toga leadership rests finally with the republican cau cus The caucus also must decide the recipients of such choice patronage posts in the house setup as the clerkship sergeantatarms and doorkeeper There will be candi dates galore It will be called upon too to settle fights almost certain to grow out of conflicting bids for choice committee assignments SAY PRESIDENT HAS NOT EVEN STUDIED MOVE Democratic Senator and Some Newspapers Have Suggested Resignation BY ERNEST B VACCARO A P Staff Writer Washington IF President Truman is not going to resign and nas not even seriously considered the possibility This can be re ported Thursday without qualifi cation The suggestion that Mr Truman appoint a republican secretary of state and resign to permit the GOP to take over the presidency came from Senator Fulbright D Ark It was echoed in some news papers normally democratic but Rep Sparkman D Ala asserted that such a step was not the thing to do The attitude around the white house Thursday was that the sug gestion should not be dignified by comment either from the president or any member of his staff It was known that Mr Truman himself felt that to resign now after the democrats crushing elec tion defeat would be to run out on the job Moreover the president is known to hold the view that he should not change the American constitu tional system by such a move Some political observers also arc strongly of the opinion that the re publicans themselves would not want a democrat to choose a pres ident for them Such would be the case if Mr Truman followed the course Fulbright suggests There also was a Question as to whom the president might submit a resignation even if hehad such a thought in mind Persons in a position to know said there had been very little discussion around the white house about the future course of the administration Mr Truman came back from voting in Missouri with a head cold He spent most of Wednesday resting and cancelled all engage ments Thursday except an after noon call from Foreign Minister Molotov of Russia There seemed little prospect of any direct statement by the presi dent until next week on cither Fulbrighfs suggestion or the chief executives reaction to the election outcome t As far as the election is con cerned close friends said Mr Truman is far more concerned about foreign reaction to the dem ocratic defeat than he is about his own political future Declining to be quoted by name these members of the chief ex ecutives inner circle said he will emphasize in the 2 years ahead the 2party support behind the nations foreign policy voiced by Secretary of State James F Byrnes This policy has been firmly en dorsed by Republican Senator Vandenberg of Michigan and former Republican Senator War ren Austin now United States representative to the United Na tions Men who talked privately with the president said that while he was visibly disappointed over the democratic setback and the de feat of some of his warmest per sonal allies he was far from downhearted They reported that 1 Mr Truman has no thought of political reprisals against those who helped upset his partys control in the legislative branch of the government 2 He is confident that republi can control of congress beginning next January will enable him to place direct responsibility upon that parly for future rejections of administrative proposals One intimate of the chief ex ecutive said Mr Truman will conduct himself without heed to his own personal political future Hog to Get Airplane Ride to New Iowa Home Denver fP Traveling accom modations in a 4 place planeand a welcoming delegation at the Iowa border have been planned for a 300 pound red gilt which will be flown to Iowa Nov 13 for breeding The hog of distinction Artese Market Belle bought recently by Donald Hartz of Maynard Iowa will be flown to Iowa by Gale Rogers president of the Colorado Flying Farmers Harold Hill head of the Flying Farmers of Iowa will head a dele gation to escort the gilt to Oel wein Iowa ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: November 7, 1946

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