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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MS 6F ARCHIVES WOlhES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Un Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25 This Paper Consists of Two One No lit SEE BACON PORK CHOPS SOON SENATE GROUP APPROVES BILL FOR RENT HIKE Banking Subcommittee Favors Wiping Out All Controls by Dec 31 Washington fp Legislation permitting a 10 per cent increase in rents and wiping out all fed eral rent controlsby next Dec 31 was approved Tuesday by a sen ate banking subcommittee The bill also would eliminate the office of price administration as administrator of remaining con 4 trols and give that authority to the courts except in states where an enforcement system is estab lished The proposed 10 per cent hike in rents would apply to ceilings in effect last Dec 31 Several other major changes in the rental setup were provided in the legislation which would be come effective on the first day o the month following its adoption Senator Buck chair man of the subcommittee told re porters the bill would be ready to lay before the full committee in about a week He said the 5man group split 3 to 2 on many pro visions Buck outlined these provisions of the legislation 1 Permission to increase rents 77 Schools in Buffalo Closed by Strike of Teachers Buffalo N Y kept 21 of its 98 public schools ope Tuesday m the face of the biggest teachers strike in American history accompanied by increasing student absenteeism Two high schools and 19 elementary schools which opened Mon day in defiance of a walkout of 2434 teachers demandinghighe wages were open again Tuesday with about 8000 students attending But another 63000 students were on unscheduled holiday as 16 higi schools and 61 elementary schools remained closed The board of education faced an increasing problem in studen absenteeism About 5500 istered pupils stayed away from 10 per cent over the ceilings of last Dec 31 2 Decontrol of new housing and accommodations which were not rented between Feb 1 1946 and Jan 31 1947 3 Lift controls on all hotel ac commodations including trailer camps 4 Remove ceilings on rents above a month after applica tion of the 10 per cent increase Buck had urged this provision saying people who can afford to pay that amount need no protec tion 5 Allow reasonably increased rent by agreement between land lord and tenant for certain im provements 6 To continue rent control but without the help of OPA ending federal supervision next Dec 31 7 Leave enforcement to the courts permitting the tenant to go into any court with his griev ance Recovery would be fixed at or triple damages whichever was greater 8 Allow the states to apply to a federal agency not yet desig nated to take over controls 9 Transfer of rent records and files to the department of com merce where they would be made accessible to the courts tenants or landlords 10 Make the bill effective the first day of the first month after its adoption 11 Exempt the District of Co lumbia from the provisions of the bill This area has its own rent control law 12 To require continuance of present services for which the tenant was paying last Dec 3J the 21 open schools Monday and Tuesday attendance dropped off still more as student support for teachers demands grew The confusion and student demonstrations of Monday were lacking as the strike settled into a sort of routine Picketing was resumed at the open Lafayette high student was seen among the picketing teachers but students and teachers who de sired to enter the building were allowed to pass unmolested through the lines Mondays jeering was not re peated Tuesday Many students stopped to talk to one or more of the 100 teachers on the picket line before entering the building 1 detail of police was on duty a the school opened but was with drawn when it became apparen that no violence need be feared Elementary school teachers sal aries now start at a year and range to with an nual increases for 8 years High school teachers range from to and they also receive an additional recently grantee by the state legislature The 2434 teachers who qui work Monday are demanding an immediate cost of living bonus and a minimum increase of in next years salaries Russia Feels U S Control Over Pacific Isles Is Fair Secretary Marshall Says Dean Acheson Incident Is Closed DELAY DRY BEER MEASURE ACTION Iowa House Postpones Bill Until March 11 Des Moines overnight swing of sentiment resulted Tues day in postponement till March 11 of consideration in the house of the dry beer bill Whereas Monday the house got into a dog fight over the unsuc cessful attempts both to delay the bill and to recommit it to the liquor control committee a move Tuesday morninjr to delay consid eration went through easily on a voice vote Tuesdays action means that the bill will not be considered until after the legislative spring recess starting Friday andending March 10 Rep M F Hicklin RWapello first moved that the house ex punge the original record of last week through which the bill was set for consideration Wednesday Rep Gene Poston DCorydon who Monday fought against the delay said he agreed now to the delay Rep Elmer A Bass REmer chairman of the liquor con trol committee said he believed we will have a better law if we consider the bill alter the recess With little more consideration the house agreed to delay the mat ter until March 11 Washington o State Marshall said Tuesday Rus sia has advised the United State that the soviet government feel an American trusteeship over th Japanesemandated islands in th Pacific would be entirely fair Marshall told a news confercnc that the soviet note said Russi took into account that the island were won chiefly by American armed forces which bore incom parable greater sacrifices than others in the Pacific advance Only Russia Marshall said ha concurred in the American trus teeship proposal which was sub mitted to the United Nations las week Marshall told reporters also that 1 He considers the incidem over Undersecretary Dean Ache sons senate testimony that Rus sias foreign policy was aggres sive and expanding is closed He does not intend to reply he said to a 2nd Russian protest 2 Romania has assured the United States it will comply fully with President Trumans stipula tion that American food in famine stricken Moldavia be distributed without discrimination Marshal noted that the American Rec Cross is paying 3i million dollars for food diverted from U S army shipments for hunger relief 3 The United States Marshall said in a statement has expressed hope that India will accept the clearcut challenge of Britains independence plan and proceed to break the impasse between the Indian congress and the Mos lem league17 4 The American delegation to the big 4 conference at Moscow has been completed with the ad dition of John Foster Dulles re publican foreign policy advisor The delegation will number 84 about half of whom are clerks and stenographers Mr Marshall said he plans to leave Maroh 5 for Moscow He said Mr Dulles was added after consultation with Chairman Vandenberg RMich of the senate foreign relations committee 5 Efforts ate being made remove technical difficulties Representative Stricken Des Moines Harry E Watson RSanborn returned to his home Monday night for treat ment after being stricken Sunday with what fellow house members said might have been a stroke the transfer of surplus goods to China and to arrange for transfer of ships as authorized by congress Employes Leave Radio Station in Argentina Before It Is Blown Up Buenos Aires em ployes of a radio station who thought they were the victims of a joke left the studio just a short while before it was blown up po lice reported Tuesday Five men held up the an nouncer engineer and doorman ol Radio Libertad Monday night and told them to go but in the street because the house will blow up The 3 left the house immedi ately after the attackers and had hardly gone through the door be fore a violent explosion shattered the building Herbert Marshall to Wed Hollywood Actor Herbert Marshall Tuesday set Aug 1 as the date for his 4th wed ding He will be married in Santa Barbara Cal to Former Follies Beauty Boots Mallory 5 days aft er her divorce from Movie Pro ducer William Cagney becomes final Expect Pact Between Taft Brrcker Soon Cleveland Robert A Taft said Tuesday that he expected to reach an agreement shortly with Senator John W Bricker on ivhich will have the Ohio delega tion to the 1948 republican na tional convention Taft said smilingly that he was not a candidate at all for the presidency but added emphat ically but I dont say that I wont He told the Cleveland Walfare iederations annual luncheon that le and Bricker will arrive at an understanding on Ohios dele gates to the GOP convention but said he didnt know just when the understanding would be made owa Liquor Prices o Go Up 10 Per Cent Des Moines The price of iquor in Iowa state stores is icheduled to go up approximately 10 percent about April 1 Chair man Dick Lane of the liquor con rol commission said Tuesday The markup which is an out rowth of revenueraising moves y the state legislature will apply uniformly to all beverages sold by he stores Lane said Lane said the specific rate of ncrease had not been set definite y by the commission but that it vduld have to be about 10 per ent to meet legislative require ments He said reports that the increase would occur March 1 were incor ect and explained that because of he mechanics of placing the narkups into effect April 1 was ibout the earliest date the action ould be expected The number of people of Japa nese ancestry in Chicago in reased from about 300 before earl Harbor to about 20000 in 946 BEVIN BLAMES PRESIDENT FOR HOLYLANDFLOP Says Truman Wrecked Plans by Calling for More Jews in Palestine London Secretar Ernest Bevin charged Tuesda that President Truman wreckec negotiations for a peaceful settle ment of the Palestine problem by calling for immediate admission of 100000 Jews to the Holy Lam during the U S congressiona election campaign last fall Opening a house of common debate on the Holy Land question Bevin declared there was still a chance of settling it outside thi United Nations Bevin said he was engaged in crucial negotiations with Jews an Arabs last October At that stage he said thing looked more hopeful and then was a dont think over estimate I had thi right approach at last but wha happened I went back to the Paris peace conference and the next hink it was atonement day or one special day of the Jewish religion prime minister telephoned me at midnight and told me the president of the United States was going to issue another statemen on this 100000 Bevin paused and then saic slowly I think the country and the ivorld ought to know this I wen next morning to the secretary of state Mr Byrnes and told him low far I had got the day before and that I believed we were on he road if only they would leave us alone I beggeti that the statement hould not be issued but I was old that if it was not issued by Mr Truman a competitive state ment would be issued by Mr Thomas E Dewey President Truman early in October cabled Prime Minister Atlee his belief that substantial mmigration into Palestine can ot await a solution to the Pales ine problem and that it should egin at once He promised V assistance to an immigration ovement and pledged American upport for any future workable olution for the Jews and Arabs f Palestine Speaking strongly favor of a partition plan put orward by the Jewish agency he president urged that the Jews e given a largely independent late in an adequate area of Pel stine and that Britain agree to ssue immediately certificates for 00000 Jewish immigrants The equest obviously angered the ritish at that time Amid cries of Hear Hear from other members of parliament Bevin declared I really must point out that in international affairs I cannot set tle a thing if my problem is to be made the subject of local elec tions When the cheering died down he added I hope I am not saying any thing to cause bad feeling in the United States but I fell so intense about this When you have got a vexed problem with a thousand years of different religions it has got to be handled with the great est detail and the greatest care They can lead to civil war before you know where you are Author Dies New York Jor dan 79 author and journalist died Monday at her home after a brief illness Miss Jordan worked for the St Paul Globe the Chi cago Tribune and the New York World before becoming editor of Harpers Bazaar in 1900 From 1913 to 1918 she was a literary ad viser to Harper Brothers Her last novel Mrs Warrens Son was published in 1944 AP ARCTIC of a B29 crash in the arctic file from the transport that brought them to Westover field Mass Tuesday At foot of ramp is Lt Robert Cav nar 22 as his wife greets him Human Runway Aided Pilot in Rescue of 11 U S Flyers Oklahoma City Airman Snatches Marooned Men Off Greenland Plateau Westover Field Mass Eleven American airmen ma rooned only 600 miles from the North Pole formed a human runway to guide his plane to a anding on the treacherous Green and ice Lt Bobbie Joe Cavnar 22 year old pilothero of the dar ng rescue operation said here Tuesday I dont think I ever could have made it unless those fellows had ined up on the ice to show me a jossible runway the redcheeked klahoma City flyer said as he old his own story of the rescue vhich took place Monday in northern Greenland Cavnar piloted the big C54 which landed on the ice to pick up he men then flew them back to hule Greenland and finally con inued here landing his cargo of urvivors of the forced landing of B29 photo reconnaissance plane here at a m EST Tuesday Cavnar held his 2 year old son immy in his arms as he talked of he rescue and he smiled fre uently over the boys shoulder t his pretty young wife who also met his plane here The young pilot had had only 5 iours sleep since Friday but he talked freely about the rescue op ration I sighted the B29 crew on a rozen lake about 250 miles morth f Thule Cavnar said and I egan circling to look for a good anding strip Then the survivors seemed to ealize that I was having trouble nd they started spreading out ver the ice away from the camp ley had made to keep warm in he bitter Arctic wind Cavnar said he kept circling and nally it became apparent that le marooned men were making uman landing strip markers for im Five lined one side of the uggested landing area 6 the then They stood about 300 yards part outlining a strip about 2500 eet long and waved to him to and between them he said I came in over an 800foot dge Cavnar said at about 120 liles an hour Thats a little more han usual landing speed but I Election Cost Apiece for 20 Ballots Mason City taxpayers will have o pay approximately for each f the 20 votes cast in the city rimaries Monday and city offi ials were agreed Tuesday that icy got nothing for the money ince the 20 votes were insuffi ient to nominate anyone Forty election udges and 24 through ut the day waiting for voters to ominale candidates for mayor 6 ouncilmen a police judge asscs or and treasurer But Mason itys 12828 qualified voters tayed but 20 of them nd there was reason to believe hat 14 of the 20 votes cast were y members of the election boards The explanation is that there ere no announced candidates in he primary election and no names on the ballots A number of voters came to the polls the judges said but left without voting when they discovered there were no names on the machines It would have been possible to nominate candidates even so State law requires however that a nominee must receive 10 per cent of the number of votes cast for governor on the ticket by the party with which he was affiliated at the last election In Mason City that meant that it would have taken 347 democra tic writeins or 374 for a republi can The present members of the city administration have all announ ced that they will be candidates for reelection but they filed no nomination petitions before the primary They were nominated by convention last year If they are to be any candidates in the city election March 31 they will have now have to be nomi nated either by convention or by petition Names of only 25 quali fied voters are necessary to nomi nate by petition The judges and clerks at 4 of the 8 polling places didnt even have to count a single vote Mon day to draw their conpensation for the day Here is the vote by precincts 1st ward 1st 1st ward 2nd 2nd ward 1st 2nd ward 2nd 3rd ward 1st precinct 3rd ward 2nd 4th ward 1st 4th ward 2nrt wanled to set the plane down lightly for fear it might break through the ice on the lake A C54 such as the air trans port command plane Cavnar was flying weighs about 30 tons The giant 4motored Douglas plane touched down so lightly thai it did not even break through the snow crust until it had come al most to a halt Cavnar said As it slowed the marooned men raced toward it shouting and waving Fearing that the big plane might settled into the ice so far that it would become immobile if it remained stationary too long Cavnar ordered the men to climb aboard as quickly as possible he said We had a total of 21 men in the plane then he explained 10 of us crewing the C54 and the 11 we had picked up I started taxiing up and down the lake the minute the men were all aboard I ordered to lighten the plane I had my crew dump out everything except parachutes and medical supplies I gave the plane the gun and when we were rolling about 80 miles an hour we fired the rockets that had been installed on the wings before we left Thule You know the rest We got into the air okay and went back to Thule The rest mentioned by Cav nar was that he returned the rescued men to Thule only about 3 hours after he had taken off Erom that Greenland base teach ing there about 1 p m EST Mon day Weather Report FORECAST Hason City Cloudy with occa sional light snow flurries and little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Lowest Tuesday night 1520 owa Cloudy with occasional light snow flurries with little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 15 west to 19 east High Wednesday 25 to 28 owa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average about 5 degrees below the state normal of 27 degrees A little colder Wednesday little change Thursday warmer Fri day colder Saturday and little change Sunday Precipitation will average less than one tenth inch occurring as scat tered light snow Friday ilinnesota Cloudy with occasional light snow flurries Tuesday night and Wednesday A little colder in extreme north portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis ics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 21 Minimum 17 At 8 a m Tuesday 18 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 24 REVIVE ACTION FOR VET BONUS Iowa House Votes to Recommit Bill to Group Des Moines op position the house agreed Tuesday to recommit the vet erans bonus bill to its military affairs committee Last week the committee voted 11 to 10 with 5 members absent to kill the bill Those committee members in favor of a bonus claimed they had enough strength with all committee members vot ing to recommend the measure for passage Opponents of the measure said their plan was to get the com mittee to recommend passage then amend the bill when it comes back to the floor At present the bill provides for a bond issue to be paid off through property taxes over a 20year period While the bond issue angle would have to be re tained to guarantee payment the plan is to raise the money pos sibility through increasing the cigaret tax from 2 to 3 cents a package levying a tax on gam bling and gambling devices and other means Because of the bond issue pro posed the bill would require ap proval of both houses of this legis lature and a vote of the people in 1948 general election Veterans of World war H would be paid bonuses ranging from to 3400 The motion to recommit the bill was made by Rep Harold F Lum Nelson RSioux City who was absent from the com mittee meeting when the group voted to indefinitely postpone the measure While the committee ac created considerable discus sion among house members Nel sons motion went through with out opposition Mewspaper Carrier 16 Fatally Hurt by Truck Des Moiiies Rydell 16 3es Moines newspaper carrier salesman was fatally crushed Monday when an express truck oppled over while rounding a corner catching Rydell beneath it Harold C Picard 27 driver of he truck told police the trucks right front wheel mounted a mound of ice along the corner causing the truck to overturn Rydells death was the sixth raffic fatality in Des Moines and he 74th in the state this year Pic ard who kicked the windshield out of the overturned truck to free himself was uninjured SAME DATE Blick means traffic death In past 24 hour prrinrti HOG PRICES HIT IN CHICAGO IOWA HIGH Deckers of Mason City Quoting Price for AilTime High Dollar bacon and a pound pork chops were predicted just around the corner Tuesday by meat experts as live hogs soared to a hundredweight at the Chicago stockyards and to a new alltime peak of at interior Iowa markets The top in Chicago equalled the record high for all U S mar kets set at Indianapolis and Kan sas City last October Russ Jeter wholesale market analyst for the agriculture de partment said that prices of pork in wholesale markets were being marked up in line with the live hog advances He said these in creases should reach consumers later this week Some retail shops may trans late wholesale prices into pork at 51 a pound for center cuts Jeter said Hog prices at interior Iowa markets soared upward from to S125 a hundredweight Tuesday and a new alltime peak of was set In spots Iowas prices were up Tuesday A top of also was recorded at the Sioux City terminal market Tuesdays receipts were 15500 compared with 43000 a week ago and 35100 a year ago Good and choice 200 to 300 pound butchers and even some 180 to 200 pound butchers were bringing to from Iowa packing plant buyers Hog prices at Deckers in Ma son City were quoted at for the 180 to 300 pound butchers an increase of over the Mon day published price and the all time high for the Mason City plant Butcher sows reached for the 270 to 400 pound weights also an increase of for the day Top butchers at Albert Lea Minn advanced to it was reported at the Wilson Co plant packing sows reaching a top of J26 Hormel Co at Austin Minn advanced to a top for butchers Top sows reached Waterloo and Cedar Rapids both quoted a increase for butchers the top being Waterloo was paying and Cedar Rapids for top packing sows Butcher hogs at Ottumwa reached a top while sows were quoted at Tuesdays top represented pack ing plant bids Mondays peak represented scattered bids from order buyers Mondays peak was sparingly paid Hog prices on the Omaha live stock market Tuesday hit a new peak for the 2nd successive day touching a hundred pounds Along with the boom in hog prices slaughter steers and heifers were up as much as 50 cents a hundred pounds at the midwest ern trading centers At the same time all future de liveries of grain except March wheat soared to new peaks for the current upswing with September wheat advancing as much as 5J cents over the previous close Livestock cxpens attributed the soaring hog market to continued good consumer demand for meat and an unusually small run of hogs Marvin Henning agriculture de partment reporter in the hog mar ket said only about 20 of last springs pig crop still remains to be marketed and we face low re ceipts until last autumns crop starts moving around May or June A spokesman for one meat pack er said it was consumer demand which was pushing up live hog quotations and that prices paid for hogs merely reflected the price the consumer had demonstrated willingness to pay for pork A federal labor department source predicted Tuesday that the cost of living would climb to a new record peak by the end of June He agreed with agriculture de partment spokesmen that the worst is yet to come especially in food prices They pointed to the new peak for hog prices recorded Monday and the new increases in grain and cotton prices The labor department reported meanwhile that on Jan 15 retail food prices were 30 per cent higher than on the corresponding date a year earlier The figure was 11 per cent lower than on Dec 15 but offi cials said this onemonth drop would be only temporary Retail prices already have begun to rise helped by a sharp increase in wholesale prices which began late last month The wholesale in crease is soon expected to push retail prices even higher   

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