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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa KOINE ii NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 36 REPORT PORTER PLANS TO RESIGN Gen Chiang KaiShek Orders Troops to Cease Fire SEE TRUCE AS MOVE TO HELP OUT ASSEMBLY Order to Eliminate Communists Argument Against Participating Nanking KaiShek Friday night announced he had is sued orders to all government troops to cease fire except as nec 1 essary to defend their present po sitions The truce order was designed to eliminate the communists princi pal argument against participating in the national assembly sched uled to open Tuesday to revise Chinas constitution It was issued as Chiangs troops had crushed communist opposition in much of China and found them victoriously encircling Russian oc cupied Dairen fighting bitterly to capture Chefoo and Shantung province and approaching Antung on the ManchuriaKorean border There was no immediate indi cation how long it would take Chi angs order to become effective on the farflung battlefields The truce was a last minute ef fort to insure all party representa tion at the assembly and came aft er weeks of hopeless deadlock as the communists refused to negoti ate on the governments terms The truce order would remove the main argument of the com munists who have resisted all ef forts to draw them into the na tional assembly with a counter plea it is useless to discuss peace and unitywhenfighting is con tinuing General Marshall and U S Am bassador Stuart metwith Chiang repeatedly the last 2 days indicat ing to observers that they may have urged the generalissimo to come to a positive step to permit resumption of negotiations and to insure communist participation in the assembly The communists asked time to study Chiangs statement There was no comment from Mar shalls headquarters The order instructed govern ment troops to cease fire except as necessary to defend present po sitions It was regarded as a skillful po litical maneuver to force the com munists into a position of accept ing a truce or accepting responsi bility for continuing the civil war The generalissimo said the as sembly definitely would convene Tuesday and the government was reserving delegate quotas for the communists and other minor par ties in hope they would partici pate In 1919 Air France established the first overocean service be tween France and Africa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and somewhat colder Friday night with low temperature 28 Satur day increasing cloudiness with rain beginning Saturday after noon or night Iowa Partly cloudy and somewhat colder Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness with rain beginning in west and extreme south late Saturday afternoon or night Low Friday 28 north to 35 south High Saturday near 50 Minnesota Fair and colder with freezing temperatures Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature followed by rain or snow beginning in extreme southwest late Saturday after noon or night FIVEDAY IOWA WEATHER OUTLOOK Mean temperature will average normal state nor mal is 39 degrees Rising tem peratures Saturday and Sunday Somewhat colder Tuesday Pre cipitation will average onehalf inch in eastern Iowa and to i inches in western Iowa Rain beginning late Saturday con tinuing Sunday Showers Tues day and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 47 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Friday 37 Precipitation 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 38 Search Old Des Momes House for Hidden Estate of Des Moines old 10room 2story frame house here held for nearly 3 months all the evidences tucked away in it on an estate estimated at to Since the death of its owner Mrs Catherine Stalford Cokcnowcr last Aug 15 investigators have carried on a roombyroom search of the house uncovering jewels cash stocks and evidences of real estate holdings Mrs Cokenower whose physician husband died in the 1930s had lived in the house for 55 years gradually shutting herself off from the outside world in later Harry Millstead city purchas ing agent and Mrs Cokenowers estate administrator said search ers found stocks valued at jewels appraised at and cash both in old and new bills amounting to He said valuables were found inside the walls tucked in shoe boxes hidden in old drawers and within book covers Just a day before most of the furnishings and personal effects were auc tioned off a chance leafing through a Bible yielded S37 Evidences of real estate hold ings in Des Moines valued at S14 700 and shares in an apartment at Long Beach Cal valued at were found The Cokenowers had planned to live in Long Beach after leav ing Des Moines Millstead said but they never did make their home there Both are now buried at Long Beach however The estate has been filed for probate in district court here Report Truman Cold Toward Cries for Hannegans Scalp Some Talk on Capitol Hill That Ross May Quit Because of Health Washington dem ocratic demands that National Chairman Robert E Hannegan be fired from the party helm and the cabinet reportedly find President Truman cold Friday toward any major changes in his official fam ily While there are indications that some shifts may bemade soon in his personal while house staff the president is said io be standing behind Hannegan despite the sear ing democratic defeat in Tuesdays congressional elections There has been talk on capitol hill that for reasons of health Charles G Ross white house press secretary soon may ask to be re lieved of his dutiesIt was em phasized however that if any such change is made it will have nothing to do xvith the election results At the white house Friday how ever reporters were advised that Ross has no present intention of retiring and that in fact his health has improved recently But as a direct result of the democratictorepublican shift in congressional control Senate Sec retary Leslie L Biffle is expected by some friends to transfer his activities from capitol hill to the white house staff after the first of the year The senate elects its own secre tary at the beginning of each new congress and Biffle an Arkansas democrat and close friend of Mr Truman appears unlikely to sur vive a republican drive for the office despite his larity In line for the post is Carl A Loeffler veteran legislative em ploye who began as a page boy and has served for years as secre tary of the republican minority Hannegan went to the hospital here Thursday for a physical checkup Hence there was no im mediate reaction fftm him to an assertion by Rep Roger C Slaugh ter D that Mr Truman ought to dismiss his old friend and political ally from his job as post master general While friends said Hannegan may want to be relieved of the party post at the national commit tees regular meeting in January they added that he wants to retain his cabinet job and expressed con fidence Mr Truman intends to keep him there Meanwhile republicans impa tient to be about their unaccus tomed task of organizing the new congress sounded a team play keynote for their plans Fox farming is the most import ant branch of the fur farming in dustry HANNEGAN ROSS BLAZE MYSTERY 2 Boys Arrested for Starting of 5 Fires Waterloo ff Two boys ar rested in connection with the starting of 5 fires in Waterloo and Cedar Falls that caused total dam age of were sentenced to the State Training School for Boys at Eldora late Thursday Richard Hall 15 was committed to the state school but Eugene Fike 14 was paroled to the Black Hawk dbunty parole officer Fike admitted being with Hall when a 510000 fire was started in a city warehouse at Cedar Falls Hall confessed he started the 4 Water loo fires State Fire Marshal John Strohm said it was case of ar son weve ever had Arrest of the boys climaxed a monthlong investigation Collins Surrenders to Questioning of Part in Swindle New York Collins object of an international hunt for questioning in the alleged 3900000 Mergenthaler Linotype Co embezzlement surrendered Friday to District Attorney Miles F McDonald in a restaurant 2 blocks from the district attorneys office McDonald announced Collins walked into the fashion able Gage and Tollner restaurant where McDonald and Assistant District Attorney Julius Helfand were eating as the search for Collins centered thousands of miles away in Mexico City Wins Scribncr Prize New York Scribner prize in American his tory has been awarded to Allan Nevins 56 year old Columbia his tory professor for his 2 volume work Ordeal of the Union a study of the period between 1847 and 1365 U S WARSHIPS PLAN TO VISIT GREEKS TURKS Navy Movement Into Eastern Mediterranean Is Approved by Byrnes Washington States warships making their 3rd excur sion into the politically troubled waters of the eastern Mediterran ean will visit both Turkish and Greek ports in the next few weeks The navy announced Friday that arrangements have been complet ed by the state department for U S naval forces now in the Medi terranean or en route there to make visits to various ports inci dent to training exercises during the latter part of November and early December It was learned that both Secre tary of State Byrnes and Under Secretary Dean Acheson had okayed the cruise State department officials how ever could shed no light on why they gave the warships the green light to make calls virtually in the back yard of the Soviet Union only a few days after the department had asked the army to postpone a projected round the world flight by a fleet of B29 Superfort bomb ers Although it never has been offi cially acknowledged that the state department caused postponement of the B29 venture officials close to Byrnes said he was opposed to the flight at this lime partially because he was afraid it mightbe interpretedby Russia and other nations as sword rattling Fridays navy announcement said the 27000ton aircraft car rier Randolph the light cruiser Fargo and the destroyer Perry will put in at the Turkish ports of Izmir and Marrnaras Izmer at the eastern end of the Mediterran ean was formerly named Smyrna From the Turkish harbors the ships will go to Beirut Lebanon and then turn norjjiwestward to visit Piraeus Greece Both Turkey and Greece cur rently hold international atten because of her Dar danelles dispute with Russia and Greece because of the small scale civil war in her northern area near the Yugoslavian border Although the announcement re ferred to the visits as being inci dent to training exercises the September 30 statement by Secre tary of Navy Forrestal was re called At that time the cabinet mem ber said United States navy forces were being maintained in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterran ean for two specific purposes To support allied occupation forces and the allied military govern ment to protect United States interests and to support United States policies in the area 2 Des Moines Men Are Crushed to Death by Falling Heavy Pipe DCS Moines Two Des Moines men were crushed to death by a 3ton section of gas pipe Thursday when a cable on a heavy crane pulled out of a socket drop ping the pipe into a new ditch be ing opened up in southwest Des Moines A 3rd man Raymond Stiver 26 struck by the swinging crane boom was reported in a serious condition at a Des Moines hospi tal The dead were J W Ciark 64 foreman of the ditching and pipe laying gang and Max Metheny 23 They were trapped and crushed in the ditch Stiver was standing on the ditch edge All were workmen for the Iowa Power and Light company and were laying a new 14inch high pressure gas pipe AP Wircphoto COLUMBIANS INC TEARS UP STATE Emory C Burke right foreground starts to tear up the state charter of Columbians Inc a selfstyled antiNegro antiJewish organization of which he is president at a meeting in Atlanta Ga Thursday night One Race Nation Advocates Organize as Columbian Party Ga leader of the antiNegro antiJew hailedthe birthof Columbianparty Friday after a riotous organizational meeting at which the onerace nation advocates ripped their state charier to shreds Thus Railroader Emory Burke the president in destroying Ihe document in a hyslerical oulburst in Columbian hall Thursday night flouted a slale suit now underway to revoke Ihe societys charter The dramatic tearing of the charter came during tirades against Jews and Negroes delivered Burke and Homer L Loomis Jr New Yorker and former Prince ton student and organizer of Co lumbians Inc Loomis swept the pieces into an envelope as several khakishirted members in the audience shouted give the pieces to the Jews and send the pieces to Governor Arnall Loomis mailed the envelope to Assistant Attorney Daniel Duke assigned by the governor to seek revocation of the Columbians charter We dont need a charter shouted Loomis Now we have become the Columbian parly and we will control Atlanla within 6 or 8 months He told the cheering throng of 200 that a Columbian would be nominated to run against Mayor William B Hartsfield in the elec tion 3 years hence Two policemen sat in the hall where Thursday night officers prevented a clash between Jew ish veterans who resented slurs against their race and Columbian speakers ZState Hunt on for Sender of Newborn Dead Baby By Mail New York body of a newborn baby carefully wrapped in a shoe box and shipped parcel post from Hall Md to a West chester county estate sent postal inspectors and police of 2 states on a hunt for the mother Fri day An autopsy was ordered to de termine if the child described as a fullterm infant had been mur dered or died of natural causes Police Chief Frank R Mallette of nearby Bedford where the dis covery was made refused to di vulge the name of the person to whom the package was addressed It reportedly was addressed to a woman Police theorized that the package was sent by an unwed mother to the wife of the childs father This is one of the most cruel revenges in the history of West Chester crime Mallette said Police at Marlboro Md near Hall said Bedford police had asked them to locate a Mrs L Devener the name of the sender scrawled on the package The junior colleges in the U S of have a record 355000 students this year ANDERSON FOR COTTON CURBS Seeks to Prevent Any Repetition of Slump Washington of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson Friday recommended sharp curbs on cotton futures trading to pre vent any repetition of the recent disorderly price situation in the cotton futures market Anderson said written notice of the proposal is being sent to all cotton futures exchanges and lhat a public hearing will be held be fore the commodity exchange commission in Washington on Dec 10 Under the proposal traders would be barred from trading or holding for speculative purposes on any one day more than 30000 bales of cotton in all future mar kets combined The previous maximum was 30000 bales in acv one market Japs Get GI Shoes Tokyo Friday re ceived 100000 pairs of rebuilt mil itary shoes from surplus military stocks in the United States Most will go to Japanese industrial workers U S to Back Restudying of 5 Applications Lake Success N Y The United States delegation decided Friday to throw its weight behind a proposal asking the United Na tions security council to reconsid er the 5 countries rejected for U N membership and to oripose co ercive action against Franco Spain in the assembly There was no immediate indica tion what the United States posi tion would be should the council reopen the membership question but on the basis of past arguments it was believed American Delegate Herschel V Johnson would call for the blanket entry of all 5 in cluding Sovietsponsored Albania and outer Mongolia If under that situation Russia should persist in vetoing the ad mission of Portugal Ireland and TransJordan it was anticpatcd that the United States then would return to its policy of voting against Albania and outer Mon golia individually Both those countries failed to muster the nec essary 7 of the 11 council votes in the initial discussions On the Spanish question the United States delegation merely decided to adhere to its stand for condemnation of the Madrid gov ernment but in opposition to any action such as a worldwide break in relations The Soviet Union Friday post poned its keenly anticipated pol icy speech in the 51membcr United Nations trusteeship com mittee where the United States al ready has offered U N jurisdic tion with a strategic area res ervation over Japanesemandated islands in the Pacific The Russian delay was aii nounced after a United Stages takeitorleaveit stand in pre senting the island proposal gave strong evidence of this nations de termination to pursue its policy of patient firmness with Russia with in the U N Members of the United States delegation meanwhile were re ported still working on a proposal concerning the muchdebated question of the veto but no con crete plan was anticipated before next week U S Abandons Hope of Recognizing Albania Mission Is Withdrawn Washington UR The United States has given up as hopeless its efforts to find a basis for recog nizing Albania and is withdraw ing its political mission to that country the state department an nounced Friday The department said the Alban ian regime of Premier Enver Hoxha has refused to recognize treaties made between theUnited Slates and the prewar regime of King Zog The treaties concerned only such customary subjects as arbi tration and conciliation naturali zation extradition and most fa vored nation treatment the state department said Hollywood Artists 0 K Radio Networks Strike Hollywood Hollywood chapter which includes some of radios biggest names unanimous ly authorized the National Board of the American Federation of Ra dio Artists Thursday night to call a strike unless 4 major networks agree to new contracts Negotiations among the AFL un ion and the networks broke down in New York last week Newspaperman Dies Champaign 111 Russell Sherman White 50 general man ager of the Champaign Urbana Courier since 1936 and a director of the Decatur ill Newspapers Inc died Thursday GOVERNMENT GETTING READY TO JUNK CURBS Only Final Approval by Truman Necessary for Decontrol Move Washington adminis tration is getting ready to junk virtually all remaining price and wage it was learned Friday that OPA Chief Paul Por ter plans to resign Only a final okay from Presi dent Truman was reported neces sary to strip away all remaining price ceilings except those on rents sugar syrups and rice Many other wartime controls such as those on wages are ex pected to disappear at the same time Friends of Porter said he hopes the white house decision would come quickly They added that as soon as it is announced Porter will to to the white house for a private talk with President Truman and offer his resignation Porter was drafted from the chairmanship the federal com munications commission early in the war to serve in a number key agencies He took over the OPA when former Administrator Chester Bowles resigned last June Friends of Porter said he had been pressing for a clarification of white house policy on remaining price lidsever since President Truman yanked the ceiling from meats and livestock on Oct 14 One high government official told a reporter that Mr Truman will make a final ruling in a day or so and probably announce it next week The concensus among agency officials who have been conferring the last 2 weeks with Reconver sion Director John R Steelman is that the time has come to junk nearly all of the control program except for rents and sugar There is some opposition to this notably on the part of Housing Administrator Wilson W Wyatr but he and others who have fa vored a goslow policy reportedly are prepared for a decision in the other direction What to do about price ceiling on building materials has been one of the problems delaying the announcement of OPAs master de control list Wyatt as one official put it is very much worried that elimination of ceilings in this field might make it necessary to abandon the present 510000 price lid on new homes for veterans Mr Truman will have the final say on this matter His decision also is tied up with the question whether controls are to be main tained on such basic commodities as coal rubber steel and other metals Officials inclined toward free ing these items are agreed that such a move would foreclose the possibility of keeping the lid on building materials Supporting indications that the decontrol announcement will be sweeping and sudden was word from one official familiar with the discussions that OPA Boss Paul Porter himself has abandoned his stand in favor of keeping most controls until supply and demand are in balance Porter is under stood to have swung around to the view that the quicker all controls are lifted the better We have reached a point where we have to make a grand sweep said the official who disclosed that the matter now is up to Mr Truman The reason is that industries still under control naturally are going to hold back as long as they know that in any event removal of ceilings is not far off This piecemeal removal of con trols just wont do any more We have got to act quickly Elimination of price ceilings in any industry automatically can cels wage controls If decontrol goes as far as some officials expect orily rents sugar syrup and rice may stay under ceilings Clothing and textiles would be among items freed Republican Promise to Scrap All Wartime Powers Would Junk 520 Pieces of Legislation Washington than 520 pieces of wartime legislation would be tossed out the window by the promised republican move to end President Trumans emer gency powers But high democratic officials voiced skepticism Friday that the new GOPconlrolIed congress will take that full step despite the postelection forecast of Rep Clarence Brown republican na tional campaign director These officials also cast doubt on whether the whole thing could be accomplished that simply They contend that the expiration of not allof the war powers depends variously on 1 The termination of the war 2 The termination of hostilities 3 The termination of the emer gency And none has yet been declared officially at an end One top administration aide without going into the technical aspects ofa repeal step told a re porter The resolution wouldnt change anything important because most of the business and industry con trols are going out anyway But it would knock oat a lot of laws and thereby gum up the govern ment badly until new legislation was passed This official said for instance that a large amount of treasury silver would have to be moved out of the atomic bomb plant at Oak Ridge Tenn and would completely disrupt the machin ery there An inspection of the mass of statutes which would be affected by declaring the war hostilities and the emergency at an end shows that among other things it would Require the recall of all troops overseas except regular army men within 6 months unless other laws were passed End the tax free shipment of cigarets to troops abroad and cut off their extra pay Prevent the deportation of un desirable enemy aliens and lift the ban on prostitution near army camps Slash excise taxes to prewar rales in 6 months Liquor levies for instance would drop from to a gallon theater admissions from 20 to 10 per cent and night club taxes from 20 per cent to 5 per cent The taxes on jewelry furs cosmetics and telephone tolls also would plummet Slill left however would be the 2nd war powers act which of ficials insist would require sep arate repeal action This covers such things as sugar rationing pri ority controls the governments purchase and control of rubber tin and other strategic materials The restrictions on easy pay ments and down payments would die within 6 months after a dec laration of peace because the credit controls were made opera tive by the first war powers act which expires at that time Wage controls which otherwise would run until June the administration ends it sooner also terminate as would the governments power to seize strikethreatened plants The federal reserve beard al ready has announced it will elim inate most credit controls shortly and the question of wage stabili zation now is under government Wisconsin Capital City Adopts City Manager Government Madison gov erned by a mayor and council since it was incorporated as a city 90 years ago voted Tuesday by a margin of 3508 to change its form of government By a count of 14937 to 11429 the citizens decided to place its administration in thehands of a city manager and a council of 7 members elected at large The new system becomes effec tive next April when the voters will elect the 7 aldermen replacing the present council of 20 and the new council will choose the city manager