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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                M NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HltTiMY ICJ THE THAT MAKES ALL NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Anodatod Pnu nod UnUed run Leased CtttU Copyl MASON CIT1T IOWA THURSDAY MAY IS 1947 This Piper Consist ol Two CONGRESS VOTES GREEKTURKEY AID FOOD EXPERTS IN MEETING ON GERMAN CRISIS British Will Attempt to Crush Black Market in Grave Situation Frankfurt Germany man officials proposed Thursday a temporary slash in the official rations in the British and Ameri can zones as food experts of both zones met in emergency session on western Germanys grave food crisis Government sources in London said British troops would seek crush a largescale black market which is held largely responsible for the critical situation British troops will search farmlands for hidden stocks which the inform ants said are hoarded for diver sion into black market channels Reports reaching Berlin from the soviet zone indicated that the Bussians too were experiencing difficulty meeting ration scales in eastern Germany although the situation there was believed to be less acute In Washington Secretary of War Robert Patterson said more than 400000 tons of food would be sent to Germany this month a similar amount would be sent next month and even more in July German officials in Stuttgart proposed that the official ration in the British and American zones be cut from 1550 to 1130 calories daily per person and Paul S Tag gert U S food director for WuerttembergBaden said that if the proposal was approved by both military governments it would take effect May 25 for a 4week period States in both zones are failing to meet the of ficial per capita ration with de ficiencies ranging up to nearly 50 per cent reports to the bizoual food agency in Stuttgart show The possibility of a mass protest strike in Stuttgart next week ap peared to have faded Factory workers reflecting the ugly mood noted by American officials Wednesday had threatened a gen eral strike May 22 but Marcus Schleicher president of the citys trade unions declared that the workers would allow more time for the situation to be improved The bizonal foodboard plagued by a potato famine was reported to be considering the substitution of bread for potatoes when promised grain shipments arrive from the United States Menjou Says Reds Strong in Hollywood Los Angeles Actor Adolphe Menjou told reporters outside a closed committee hearr ing of the house unAmerican committee Thursday that com munism is so powerful in the movie industry that many little people are afraid to oppose it He was the first witness Thurs day Actor Robert Taylor told the committee Wednesday that a gov ernment representative forced him to appear against his will in a picture he considered Russian propaganda Menjou said he believed the communist party in this country should be outlawed and added The communist movement here is many millionaires in Hollywood and elsewhere sup porting it The communist party dominated by the 16 men who control the policed state of Rus sia is trying to soften up the United States and if not stoppet can destroy this country in 15 years Chairman J Parnell Thomas R N J of the committee follow ing Taylors testimony identified the government representative a Lowell Mellett former Roosevel adviser and office of war informa tion official and remarked This is another indication that persons m the government have been aid ing and abetting communism Mellett now a columnist said in Washington the charge that he forced Taylor to appear in the pic ture is too damned silly to deny He added that he never compelled Taylor or anyone else to do anything and that he would be glad to talk to Thomas about the matter when the committee turns to Washington Thomas assertion that Mellet went to Hollywood on orders o superiors was described by Mel lett as wholly untrue Moreover Mellett said that as an OWI offi cial he had never asked the army or navy to defer anyone from service Officials of M G M studio made the picture decline omment AF Wirtpholo CHAINED TO Mehalko 20 shows how her father Charles Mehalko 45 chained her to a bedroom chair for 2 days in their Meadville Pa home so she couldnt get married The father is being held on a cruelty to minor charge UN Creates Neutral Body to Investigate Palestine Rift 11Nation Commission Gets Free Hand to Study Independence New York United Na ions assembly formally created a neutral 11nation Palestine in quiry commission Thursday and then finally adjourned its 18day extraordinary session The deliberations would up in series of rapid developments These included lastminute Arab jrotests against the assemblys ac ion and refusal of the 5 Arab states to agree to an interim truce n the Holy Land while the in quiry studies the problems on the spot this summer A last sovietSlav effort to in clude the 5 big powers in the commissions membership failed to upset the decision of the assemb ys 55nation political committee to bar the major powers In its final form the assemblys resolution gave the commission a free hand to consider independ ence of Palestine on the same basis as all other possible solu tions It left the way open how ever for recommendations on in dependence if the commission de cided this was best The vote on the whole Pales tine resolution was 4fi to 7 with one abstention and one absent Voting against the measure were the Arab Egypt Lebanon Iraq and Saudi Arabia Turkey and Afghanistan Siam abstained The commission will be free to make an onthespot investigation in Palestine and go anywhere else it deems necessary It will report back to the regular September meeting of the assembly with its recommendations The delegates had beenin ses sion since April 28 Members of the commission are Australia Canada Czechoslovakia Guatemala India Iran The Neth erlands Peru Sweden Uruguay and Yugoslavia 3 Killed and 4 Injured When Brick Apartment Crashes in Elko Nev EIko Nev persons were killed and 4 injured early Thursday when a 2story brick apartmentbusiness building col lapsed and crashed into an ad joining excavation in Elkos busi ness district Sheriff C L Smith said the dead were tentatively identified as Ralph Nielsen Beatrice Niel sen believed to be Nielsens moth er and Mrs Robert Norris The sheriff said digging contin ued in the wreckage but it was believed all occupants were ac counted for ROMNEY FOUND GUILTY BY JURY Convicted of Hiding House Bank Shortages Washington A federal court jury Thursday convicted Senneth Rornney former house sergeant at arms on charges of concealing for 2 decades a short age of in his accounts The jury reached its verdict in one hour and SO minutes Sen ence was not immediately im posed by Federal Judge Alexan der Holtzoff The maximum pen alty upon conviction is 30 years mprisonment and fine Romney was convicted on all 3 counts of the indictment against lim William H Collins Romneys attorney told reorters he intended to file notice of intent to ask for a new trial and that this possibly would delay Romneys sentence until next week Homney 65 was indicted on charges of making false reports to the general accounting office on the amount of cash he had on hand at the sergeant at arms bank where members of the house of representatives keep their sal ary funds The maximum penalty on the charge is 30 years impris onment and fine Judge Holtzoff told the jury hat the governments evidence tended to show that Romney himself had taken more than 000 and permitted several others to cash bad checks Forrestal Picks Cox Washington of Navy James Forrestal Thursday appointed Hudson B Cox as gen eral counsel of the navy succeed ing James T Hill Jr Hill who has served since August 1946 re signed to resume private law prac tice in New York Cox has been assistant general counsel lor the navy for the past year Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Thursday night and Fri day Low Thursday night abou 45 Iowa Scattered showers and thun derstorms in extreme southeas early Thursday night becomin partly cloudy late Thursday night and Friday Slightly cool er Thursday night Low Thurs day night 45 northwest to 5 southeast High Friday around 73 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday A little cooler south and central por tions Thursday night Warmer northwest portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 56 At 8 a m Thursday 63 Precipitation 33 YEAH AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 43 Soldier Denies Slaying Beauty Operator 21 Crbana III sheriffs office said Thursday that Pvt Socorre Villagran 17 San Pedro Cal has recanted his confession in the slaying of a 21 year old blond beauty operator But Deputy Sheriff Larry Tay lor said details of Villagrans con fession tied in too well with the actual circumstances of the slay ing to be ignored Villagran was held in the county jail charged with murder in a warrant issued by a police magistrate The body of Edna Lucille Kietz rnan was found in an alley in nearby Rantoul 111 Wednesday She had been stabbed in the side and strangled with a clothes line and her face was battered A coroners examination indicated she was raped Villagran a soldier at nearby Chanute field at first admitted and then denied that he had killed the young woman during a quar rel Landlady and Tenants Charming to Each Othe by Court Injunction Chicago north sid landlady and her tenants wer being perfectly charming to on another Thursday by court in junction Circuit Judge Robert J Dunn issued an injunction instructin Mrs Mary Gansberg and her ten ants Mr and Mrs Jay Lauer to b socially inclined in a neighbor way The injunction also told Mr Gansberg that 1 The Lauers may use the fron door between 7 a m and 11 p m 2 She must install a bell so tha they can warn her of their ap proach The Lauers were instructed tha 1 They may have company onl 3 nights a week 2 Mothersinlaw are not company Dime Designer Dies New York R Sin nock chief engraver of the Phila delphia mint and designer of the Roosevelt dime died Wednesday at Marine hospital Staten Island Sinnock who was 59 was born in Raton New Mexico His will asked that he be cremated and his ashes scattered ever his native state Milk Prices to Drop 1 Cent in Mason City An agreement has been reache between milk producers and mil dealers of Mason City area whic will make it possible to reduce th price of milk 1 cent a quart star ing Friday morning according t announcement made by dealer Thursday LEWIS AGREES TO BEGIN COAL NEGOTIATIONS Southern Producers Refuse to Bargain on IndustryWide Basis Washington a surprise move John L Lewis Thursday greed to start bargaining nego lations with about 75 per cent of 10 nations soft coal operators The Southern Coal Producers ssociation which claims to rep esent about 25 per cent of the in ustry has announced that it is lot willing to bargain on an in uslry wide basis Heretofore Lewis has made it jlain that bargaining negotiations vould have to be on an indus rywide basis or not at all Lewis decision was announced by Capt N H Collison federal mine administrator after a 1 hour conference among the opera ors the United Mine Workers AFL and the government Collision said that Charles ONeill representing 75 per cenl of the soft coal interests had agreed to sit down and talk wage negotiations with Lewis now and hat Lewis consented to bargain with that group Collison said Lewis would take up the question of bargaining sep arately with the southern opera tors at a meeting of the xlicy committee here next Mon day Collison emphasized that LewL has not refused to bargain with the southern group The Southern Coal Producers association representing about dozen independent southern asso nations told Lewis it was willing o bargain only for its members I told him it was unwilling to bar gain with the rest of the industrj and does not plan to sit in on th negotiations BLASfTRAiNS IN HOLY LAND 2 British Officers Are Killed 5 Injured Jerusalem planted by the Jewish undergroune wrecked 2 Palestine trains Thurs day killed 2 British ofifcers in jured 5 other persons damaged bridges and disrupted railway service in the Holy Land Unexploded mines were discov ered on trackage in the Jerusa lem and Tel Aviv areas official said and some sources said a larg scale attack on the Palestine rail system may have been time on the assumption that the Unite Nations assembly session on Pal estine would end Wednesda night If such was the case thes sources said the train mining might be the forerunner newed large scale violence The 2 British officers perishe when a mine exploded as a bom disposal squad was trying to dea with it on the track near Acre scene of a mass prison break 1 days ago Two other officers an a sapper were injured one o them seriously House Votes Funds for Air Traffic Towers in Overruling Movement Washington i appropriations committee th house Thursday voted for continued operation of ai traffic control towers in 150 citie The funds for the towers wer restored to an omnibus 008 supply bill through amem ments offered by Reps Cole R Mo and Rooney DN Y an adopted by overwhelming vote on which individual membe were not recorded It was the first increase in th bill and one of the few times th year the committees econom drive has stalled on the hous floor The committee had recom mended that municipalities pi the operation costs of the tower Finds Banked in Snowpile Holland Iowa AP Tom Heronirnus umvittingi banked a bill in a 9foot drift of snow last winter Heronirnus county road patrolman said he lost a bi last winter near his maintenance shed near Holland an recovered it the other day on a spot where a 9foot drift o snow had been He said he thought the bill was pulled from one of h overall pockets along with other articles and blown away un noticed Photo by Chuck sorlein JUST Morley game warden from Forest City is taking the measurement of some fish caught by Thursday morning at Clear Lake as the fishing season got into full swing The lucky anglers are Leo E Bleich left and Paul Engen center both of Wesley Not much question as to whether the catch was legal The 3 walleyes on the string each measure about 20 inches in length with the other 2 fish being a crappie and a silver bass Some of the fishermen started but well be fore sunrise with better luck being reported after the break of day Clear threalen ng clouds and showers of rain ishermen flocked to Clear Lake hursday to open the 1947 fishing eason During the day scattered re ports indicated that the nimrods were pulling in big ones tip to noon Thursday the largest wall eye registered for the prizes was a 61 pounder caught by Mrs Larry Birch Mason City Neil Larson Clear Lake regis tered his 6 pound 6 ounce wall eye and Jim J Mallow of Mason was close behind with a 6 pound 3 ounce walleye Earl Mack of Clear Lake brought in a pound walleye 5Jr Large strings were reported by Tony Siesseger of Clear Lake who caught 7 large walleyes in 5 hours and Paul Kutzner of Clear Lake who brought in 8 walleyes Mr anoVMrs Eugene Bacon pulled in 5 large walleyes during the morning AH the boat liveries had one report which was uniform al the boats are out The wind at the lake changed to the south about 5 a m Thurs day so most of the fishermen tried their luck along the north shore especially in the locality of Me Intosh state park With not enough boats to go around many hopelu anglers were crowding the dock to try their luck Bowles Proposes 10 Per Cent Price Cut to Avoid Collapse Report on Conditions Drafted by Liberal Political Organization Washington Bowles Thursday proposed a 10 per cent price roll back and widespread idoption of 15 cent an hour wage boosts to ward off what he called an imminent business collapse Bowies report drafted by a ommittee which included two other former Of A chiefs was is sued under the sponsorship of Americans for democratic action he selfproclaimed liberal poli Lical organization headed by ex housing expediter Wilson Wyatt While it is no longer possible to prevent some kind of business reaction it is possible to prevent that reaction from degenerating into a collapse suqfe as followed World War I with widespread un employment bankruptcies and foreclosures the report asserted In addition to price cuts and wage increases the committee ad vocated 1 Scrapping the pending 10 to 30 per cent tax cut program and substituting a measure hiking per sonal exemptions from to This the Bowles group said would provide twothirds of the relief to persons with net after exemption incomes below instead of only half as under the congressional proposal 2 Reduction or elimination of excise taxes on such things as freight electric power admissions gasoline and cigarets 3 A prompt cut of at least 20 per cent in home construction costs to be achieved by collabora tion of federal agencies with in dustry and labor groups also re vival of the factorybuilt homes program 4 An increase in and extension of unemployment compensation minimum wages raised from 40 to 65 cents an hour and wagehour law protection extended to farm hands and others not now cov ered 5 Extension of rent control to June 30 1948 federal underwrit ing of 1500000 housing units a year of which onethird woulc be public housing for low income families 6 Larger federal outlays for business and foreign loans full price support for farm products and extension of crop insurance Signing the report along with Bowles were Leon Henderson one of his predecessors as OPA chief and Paul Porter his succes sor William H Davis former chairman of the war labor board Seymour Harris Harvard univer sity economist Robert R Nathan economic consultant and others PHONE STRIKERS TOTAL 125000 WE and Southwestern Bell Major Holdouts Washington UR More tha 125000 telephone workers remai on strike despite a series of loca settlements during the past week a nationwide survey showe Thursday This figure represents abou onethird of the strikers who wer out at the peak ofthe 39dayoI walkout Major holdouts include 6700 Western Electric Co employe 42000 workers in the Southwest ern Bell Telephone System an 18000 in the Ohio Bell System Western Electric picket lines continued to idle thousands of other telephone workers but the number dropped sharply Thurs day In New York Philadelphia and Chicago Jong distance workers were ordered to disregard the Western Electric pickets This sent 11000 workers back to their jobs in the New York area 1800 in Chicago and 1600 in Philadel phia However union representatives in scattered sections of the south and west said their affiliates would continue to respect Western Electric picket lines MEASURE GOES TO TRUMAN FOR LAST APPROVAL President Again Urges 0 K of for Foreign Relief Washington sent o the white house Thursday leg slation authorizing a rogram of financial and limited military aid to bulwark Greece nd Turkey against communism The house and then the senate uickly passed the bill compro mising minor differences between he house and senate measures On another bill to provide funds or relief of 6 countries in Europe nd Asia President Truman urged ongress again to vote the full 1350000000 asked saying the leace of the world can be realized mly when people are free from he fear of hunger The new appeal in a letter ransmitting the tenth quarterly UNRRA report came only a day after the senate agreed to provide he full amount Mr Truman asked The house however has voted 0 cut the fund for feeding the lungry in Austria Greece Hun gary Italy Poland Trieste and hina to Hence the 2 versions will have to be compro mised Mr Truman also renewed his request that congress authorize this country to join the interna tional refugee organization to be composed of United Nations mem bers and give it to help care for persons driven from Iheir homes by the war The United States Mr Tru mans letter said has resources needed by wardevastated coun tries to carry them through this year into a new year in which most of them may hope that they will achieve economic recovery He continued The goal is close The United States can help many countries reach that goal in a few more months through t h e supplies which the joint resolution on re lief assistance will provide I have no doubt that the American people desire that we finish what UNRRA has so well begun The United Nations relief and r e h a b i 1 i t a tion administration wound up its work March 31 The 8350000000 foreign relief fund is intended to help tide the 7 for eign nations over to the point where they can feed themselves The presidents UNRRA report covered the quarter Oct 1 through Dec 31 1946 showing shipments of supplies from the United States amounting to 1813192 tons val ued at Cumulative world UNRRA shipments by last Dec 31 were ap proximately 19885870 tons val ued at the report said Of these totals it added shipments from the United States were approximately 14890685 tons valued at approximately 664082000 or respectively 75 per cent and 72 per cent of the total The approximate value of sup plies remaining to be shipped on Jan 1 1947 was a world total of Iowa Woman Fatally Injured in Accident Missouri Valley A truck car collision proved fatal Wednes day to a woman identified by Po lice Chief Floyd Wall as Mrs Ida Lower about 65 of Independence Iowa Five other persons were in jured in the collision which oc curred on highway 30 west of Missouri Valley SAME fJir ratios irttlle deiUi in lull It hour period Atlanta Society Beauty is Strangled to Death Atlanta body a 31 year old Atlanta society beauty he wife of a French artist was round face up in Peachtree creek Wednesday night and police said she apparently had been strangled to death A rope apparently had been used to strangle the woman Mrs Paul R Refoule although none was found at the scene Her feat were bound together by her shoe laces Investigating officer Lt Cal Cates said there were signs of a struggle and that Mrs Refoules dress had been raised around her shoulders Her underclothes were missing and her left arm which was doubled beneath her body was blistered he added A preliminary report by a county physician was unable to say whether she had been raped Rites Are Arranged for Editor of Acldey Paper Ackley Funeral services for George F Althouse 78 World Journal editor for nearly 50 years will be held Friday at the Presby terian church the Rev Arthur Rumbaugh officiating Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Ack ley The veteran editor died at 3 p m Tuesday following a stroke Beer Bust London swept a Wa terloo road brewery Thursday ex ploding 480000 bottles of beer   

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