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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                W AN5 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Anodalrd ftm lad United Pru Full Lcutd MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 16 HOME EDITION unnF v TOto fm ftmiUl of Two SMttouaKttoa OM So PROBE GAMBLING IN GRAIN MARKET Officials Shy Away From Byrnes Tough Action Against Russ By C WILSON wr 11 UP Staff Correspondent T Washington Thursday shied away from James F Byrnes proposal that the United States should fight T O necessary to obtain an early peace treaty with Germany congressmen in town there by force she to President Truman scheduled He was ByrliT Lewis Absent as AFL Union Elects Green San Francisco W four year old William Green was reelected unanimously as presi dent of the American Federation of Labor Thursday at a conven tion session notable because of the absence of John L Lewis and 11 officers of his United Mine Work ers It was Lewis privilege to nomi nate Green because Green himself Js a member of the UMW Lewis clashed fiercely with the AFL leadership in the last 2 days and refused to continue serving as a member of the executive council Greens name was placed in nomination by Phil Hannah of the Ohio State Federation of Labor who described him as Ohios fa vorite true Buckeye Green has been reelected unan imously each year since 1924 when he succeeded to the AFL presi dency upon the death of Samuel Gompers LEADER IN CIO LASHES TRUMAN Hails Wallace as Only Independent Voice Boston CIO delegates Thursday cheered a union lead er who criticized President Tru man and declared Henry Wallace is the one independent voice in foreign policy sugges tions Mr Truman refused com ment But the issues raised by Byrnes are pressing for decision The former secretary of state laid them on the line for public ex amination While there is no bait of official endorsement here of Byrnes hard fisted ideas neither is there any evidence of regret that he published his astonishing ly frank book The Russians know Byrnes and they doubtless know he doesnt talk through his hat Proofs of Byrnes book were sent to Charles E Bohlen now counsellor of the state depart ment and formerly special assist ant to both Byrnes and Secretary of State George C Marshall Byrnes asked Bohlen to make a spot check of the proofs for er rors of fact But the department said It did not request to see the book in advance although Under secretary of State Robert A Lovett did preview some chap ters It is understood however that no one at the state department had a preview of the course of action chapter in which Byrnes outlined his idea of how to deal with Russia in Germany The official reaction is that Byrnes wrote strictly as a private America today Michael Quill head of the Transport Workers union told the CIO national convention that President Truman must return to the ideas of the people and said that both the democratic and re publican parties are responsible for what is happening In the coun try today Quill charged that Truman was in the white house when they cracked the railroad strike and wiped out the price control last vestiges of Jack Kroll director of the CIO Political Action committee ad dressed the convention just after Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr called for a union of labor house wives farmers and the war vet erans to win the next election away from what he termed a servile congress intent on serv ing special interests Their addresses came as the convention settled down to work on the problem of implementing Its attitude on labor matters with political action The 600 delegates in the same hall Wednesday engaged in a demonstration of overwhelming support for Secretary Marshall and American foreign policy with cheers for speakers who supported the American state departments problem citizen But it is obvious too that there is no unhappiness around Washington because Private Citi zen Byrnes handled a tough sub ject in tough words Marshall will make up his mind abort German treaty procedure sometime between the end of the current United Nations meeting in New York and the beginning of the Big 4 foreign ministers conference in London next month Marshalls advisers believe they will be able to tell within 2 weeks after the London confer ence begins whether the Russians are going to stall some more or are ready to go along on peace treaties with Germany and Aus tria If the Russians stall the Ameri cans may force the issue It might work out this way in the opinion of some well informed persons here Marshall would admit that Germany will have to be split into 2 BritishFrench American the other Russian A separate peace then might be ne gotiated by the British French and Americans with the western zone of Germany which those na tions now occupy That is considerably different from Byrnes proposal that the Russians be driven from eastern Germany by force if necessary so that a peace treaty with the Governor Blue to Announce on Cold Day Des Moines Robert D Blue said Thursday it would be a cold day when he announces whether he will run for office He added that he probably would make no annpuncement un til January or February Asked pointblank during his news conference when he would annnounce his plans for the fu ture Blue made a reference to a story about a man who was trying to collect an old account The collector Blue related told his boss that a debtor had prom ised to pay in January The boss thought that was good and asked for further information The collector then quoted the debtor as saying it bane a cbld day when I pay that bill Blue said that was his position as to his political future The governor then amplified his statement to the extent that he probably would not have any an nouncement until January or Feb ruary It has been reported that a large number of announcements of pos sible candidacies for governor lieutenant and U S senator have been held up to see what the governor is going to do U S Sen George A Wilson R lowa announced several weeks ago that he would seek renomina tion and reelection If Blue should announce for the senate he would have to compete against Wilson in the republican primary The deadline for filing in the primaries for state or federal of fices comes in April Turning to the subject of sev eral appointments the governor must make Bine said he probably would not name a temporary suc cessor to fill the vacancy of Jus tice Charles F Wennerstnun Wennerstrum took leave of ab sence from the bench in June to Wlrephoto in a WRECKAGE OF IOWA GUAHD PLANEThis Iowa National Guard in a Minding storm crashed on Pikes Peak 60 miles past its destination at Denver Colo The plane was ripped apart as it slid through the trees on the slope of the mountain QUIZ WIFE IN HUBBYS DEATH Sioux City Charlotte Comeau 29 was being held under guard in a hospital here Thursday while police continued an investi gation of a shooting Wednesday night that took the life of her hus band Vincent Comeau 25 Police said Comeau was shot in the left chest with a 22 caliber ri fle and investigating officers said the shooting evidently climaxed a quarrel Russell H White lieutenant of detectives and other officers questioned Mrs Comeau in con nection with the shooting but were unable to obtain a clear pic ture of the case because of Mrs Co me aus hysterical condition White said he hoped to obtain a signed statement from Mrs Com eau Friday Coroner R W Perkins said after an autopsy Thursday morning that side the bullet entered the left of Mr Comeaus chest curved downward and lodged in flesh near the right kidnav entire German nation may be ob tained Many officials here have grav doubts that Europeans sympathe tic with the United States woul even consider Byrnes suggestio that we resort to force In th French view for example tha would be starting a chain o events inevitably leading to war If there is substantial suppor here for Byrnes willingness tc risk war for a German peaci treaty it is very well bidden sc far Typical of congressional re action was that of Sen Tom Con nally former chair man of the senate foreign relations committee Connally said he agreed with Byrnes that it may be necessary to make separate peace settle ments with Germany Austria and Japan if Russia maintains her uncompromising approach to treaty negotiations He hoped the situation would be clarified by next months London Big 4 con ference But Connally said he was un willing at this time to go as far as Byrnes in endorsing use oJ force against the Russians Such would be a most unfortunate and difficult undertaking said Con nally That seems to be the way Washington generally sees it LOOK INS IDE British Not Kidding About Leaving Palestine Soon See page 2 Demand Declines for Seasonal Farm Labor See page 14 participate as a war crimes trials judge to Germany ci BluejSaid Werinerslrum now is expected to return to the bench in January Blue said he had not yet re ceived a reply to his telegram to President Trumanasking an ex planation for certain administra tion procedures in connection with the food crisis He added how ever that he probably would an nounce the membership Friday of a state food conservation commit tee The governor declined to com ment on the plan of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce to circu larize legislators on their attitude toward a special session to return the 1948 state income tax to half rate Blue said he still was receiving letters from lowans stating their attitude on the income tax matter He delined to say what the general view of the writers seemed to be GI in Jap University Tokyo American army officer lectured before Tokyo un iversity senior medical students time in the his tory of the institution that a for eigner has spoken there Lt Col Warner F Bowers of Omaha G H G surgical consultant dis cussed chest surgery as he will each Wednesday during the first semester He will lecture on gen eral surgery during the second semester HUNT SLAYER OF WOMAN IN TRUNK Child in Car Attracts Attention to Murder Chicago officers in enforcement Cook county joined with1authorities in nearby Du Page county Thursday in a search for the slayer a 38 year old woman whose mutilated and near ly nude body was found stuffed in the trunk of her automobile Wednesday The victim of the brutal attack was Mrs Catherine M Wasil mother of 3 young children The youngest William 17 months old was found lying on the front seat of the car parked on a highway near suburban west Chicago He was not injured Her husband Stephen J 41 a bricklayer was quoted by police as saying his wife had been missing from home with William for 3 weeks Police said were seeking for questioning a man named by Wasil as his wifes close friend Sgt Nick Reidy of the Chicago homicide detail said the man named by Wasil had not been at U S to Turn Over 31 German Vessels and Dock to French Ships Are American Share of War Booty From Hitlers Fleet Washington IP Undersecre tary of State Robert Lovett said Thursday the United States is forfithv ready to over 31 former for the slayerOf a 38 year old German naval vessels and a float ing dock to the French govern ment These vessels are part of the American share of captured Ger man ships awarded to the United States by the 3nation naval com mission set up at the Potsdam conference Russia Britain and the U S made up the commis sion The American government promised in an agreement with former French Premier Leon Blum on May 28 1946 that it would make available some of these ships The vessels include 3 destroy ers 12 mine sweepers 7 seago ing tugs 1 aviation supply ship 1 aviation repair and maintenance ship 1 depot ship 3 trawlers 1 tanker 2 torpedo transporters and a 40000 ton floating dock Lovett said that 2 of the de stroyers are docked at Annapolis All the rest are in German ports The French navy is scheduled to take over the 2 destroyers at Annapolis in November when the French cruiser George Leygues visits the U S The high proportion of serv ice vessels to combat types results from the desire of the French government for ships which will contribute to the French civilian home for a week Police Wasil told them his wife said fre quently disappeared without ex planation and he did not report her absence when she left 2 weeks ago Mrs Wasils body found by a truck driver and a passing motor ist who noticed the child in the car was cut burned and battered so badly that Joseph Dieter acting coroner of Du Page county said it was impossible to determine which of her wounds caused death economy said the state department Hoover Cancels Speech New York Acting on his physicians orders former Presi dent Herbert Hoover canceled a speech Wednesday fight at a din ner opening the 75th anniversary fund raising campaign for Wel lesley college BABY IN CAR WITH SLAIN daughter of DuPage county sheriff comforts baby boy front seat of an auto in which the battered body of his mother was found Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warm Thursday night and Friday Low 55 to 60 high Friday near 86 Iowa Temperatures continuing well above normal through Sun day although turning a little cooler Saturday Generally fair most of Friday followed by showers or scattered thunder showers beginning in west por tion late Friday afternoon or night Little or no rain indi cated in east portion Generally fair Saturday and Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy and con tinued warm Thursday night and Friday Local showers or thundershowers beginning west portion late Friday afternoon or evening spreading to cen tral and east portions Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 56 At 8 a m Thursday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 39 PROBE LABOR IN HOUSE SHORTAGE Congress Committee to Tour Principal Cities Washington house labor subcommittee set out Thursday to learn how much of the national housing shortage may be blamed on restrictive practices by Building Trades Unions and the construc tion industry Chairman Gwinn RN Y said his group would concentrate on government officials at Thursdays first hearing to find out what the government knows about this problem The hearings here will last 2 days Gwinn said The committee will then visit principal cities across the country to study build ing conditions We are not announcing where we will go or when Gwinn said because we sometimes find that we cannot get the information we want if our schedule is known in advance We will go only to cities where we are wanted and where city officials are ready to help us out The investigation will cover the operations of 10 major unions Gwinn said These are carpenters electricians painters bricklayers and masons plasterers and lathers plumbers glaziers hod carriers and laborers engineers and steel and iron workers 3 lowans Dead in Air Crash at Pikes Peak Colorado Springs Colo Three of 4 men who survived when an Iowa National Guard plane smashed into 14109foot Pikes peak killing 3 were re ported in critical condition Thurs day at the Camp Carson hospital The 4th survivor John W Knight 28 of Des Moines who straggled dazedly down the wooded snowcovered slopes of the scenic peak in search of aid was reported recovering satis factorily Military authorities identified the dead as Aloysius Kis sell 27 Jack M Glider 38 and Sgt Leo Simmons all of Des Moines They reportedly were crushed when a heavy load broke loose from its lashings when the lost plane plunged into the side of the mountain in a blinding storm Tuesday night The critically injured are Maj Robert R Oliver Albert Lea Minn and Maj Joe Parks and Lt D D deary both of Minne apolis Their injuries were com plicated by shock and exposure from the 24 hours they lay in the snowcovered plane before a res cue party reached them the plane a C47 transport was on a flight from its Des Moines base to pick up war sur plus material for the civil air pa trol The cargo was taken aboard at Hill Field Utah and the plane headed for Denvers Lowry Field for an overnight stop Knight knocked unconscious by the crash revived after sev eral hours and tried to aid the covering them to keep them I stumbled out of the plane through a hole in the side and fell into snow up to my armpits he said later I didnt have the vaguest idqa where we were To make the plane visible from the air he brushedsnow off wings and fuselage then started for aid Knight only lowan to survive the crash called his wife at Des Moines Wednesday night to let her know he was all right Mrs Knight said he told her how he had made mittens from a parachute and wrapped pieces of it around his feet and head to protect himself from the cold when he left the plane to seek help He was wearing no heavy army when he left here she related Knight told his wife that he was suffering from shock and ex posure and that his neck was awfully stiff she said He also had some head cuts she reported She said he told her he probably would be In the Camp Carson Colo hospital 2 or 3 days Farley Says No Woman Strong Enough to Serve as President of U S other survivors with parachutes warm FEDERAL MOVE IS DISCLOSED BY PRESIDENT Truman Sees No Present Necessity for Return to Rationing of Food Washington Truman said Thursday that Attor ney General Clark is investigat ing gambling in grains and fibers on commodity exchanges Mr Truman spoke out against gambling In commodJtfcs at a news conference during which he attributed much of increased food costs to such speculation He also said that he thinks the food conservation program is showing signs of success December wheat did not fall below the level during the first iour of trading on the Chicago board of trade Thursday Near the end of the first hour the cereal was J to 3 cents a bushel higher December selling at Corn was U to 1J higher December and oats were 1 to J higher December The president saw no immediate need for the return to food ra tioning and other such controls He called them policestate meth ods usable only in extreme em ergencies Mr Truman said an extra ses sion of congress to provide emer gency assistance for Europe is still a possibility but he is still trying to find funds from existing sources to provide stopgap aid He said this effort has met with some success in recent days and cited the use of exportimport bank funds and a pur chase of French francs But he said that does not necessarily mean an extra session wont be needed He will call one if he finds it necessary he added In a stern manner Mr Truman said there is a tremendous amount of gambling on the commodity ex changes He said that the wheat crop had been traded in 8 or 9 times on the Chicago Board of Trade alone Questioned by reporters as to whether government purchases for foreign relief are largely re sponsible for prevailing prices the president said high while Officials in most of the larger cities of the country have been given questionnaires to guide them in assembling information Gwinn said Major points mentioned are extortion sabotage and intimida tion makework practices juris dictional rivalries and individual union regulations such as initiation fees and dues New Xork woman is physically and emotionally strong enough to serve out a full term as president of the United States according to Former Postmaster General James A Farley Neither you nor I will live long enough to see a woman Farley said addressing a Welles ley college alumnae dinner The presidency of the United States is the most terrific mankilling job in the world Seek Former Chief of Police for Bad Checks See No Change in Price EIdora Rodin 22 O who as Ririnra rhlef nf of Retail Sugar When Controls End Oct 31 Washington UR Agriculture officials predicted Thursday there would be no change in the retat price of sugar when price con trols end Oct 31 They said the U S decision to divert 484000 short tons of raw Cuban sugar to U S occupied zones in Japan Korea and Ger many would be offset in part by a new U SCuban agreement under which Cuba will send ad ditional sugar to the U S U S refiners have been getting all the sugar they want and they will continue to get all they want one official said Supplies in this nation are nor mal and we dont look for any price change this winter Admiral Byrd to ISC Ames Richard B Byrd will speak at Iowa State college next Tuesday night He will describe his most recent ex plorations in the Antarctic and tell of the discoveries made last year by the naval exploratory expedi tion which he directed who served as EIdora chief of police for 3 months is being sought on charges of passing bad checks Hardin County Sheriff Paul B Hodgson reported Thurs day Sheriff Hodgson acting on a tip went to Davenport Wednes day to arrest Rodin but could find no trace of him Rodin a veteran of World War II was employed at the EIdora training school for a short time before becoming chief of police early last summer Woman Relieves Steam if Pressure Salesmen Esthervllle salesmanship paid off here Wed not for the salesmen Mrs J L Barlow appeared in ustice court and charged F H Disch 36 Minneapolis Minn and Lee T Gable 32 Mankato Minn with trying to high pressure her nto buying household insulation She was firm in her refusal and harged the 2 with disturbing the eace Both men pleaded guilty and Disch was fined and Gable 100 this buying has had some effect it is not considerable He added that the United States always has exported a third or more of its wheat crop In response to another question the president said Clark took up the exchanges investigation on his own initiative Asked if the in vestigation also includes meat he said that meat isnt traded on the commodity exchanges Asked if a grand jury in Chi cago already is investigating the meat packers the president said yes Mr Trumans citizens food committee went ahead Thursday seeking final food saving agree ments with the nations bakers and brewers Chairman Charles Luckman planed conferences with both groups in the hope of working out ways for the bakers to save 3000 000 bushels of grain a month and the brewers an amount described only as substantial On the eve of the 2nd poultry less eggless Thursday the agri culture department disclosed Wednesday night that cold stor age poultry stocks have reached a new high for this time of year The department said supplies on Oct 1 were 206000000 pounds an increase of 23000000 pounds in a month and 18000000 higher than the previous recerd for the same date Stocks have been high er at other times of the year in the past but they are normally down in the fall The report was regarded as cer tain to touch off a new argument over the advisability of asking the American people to cut down on poultry one day a week possibly coming to a head next Monday On that day poultry producers and grain and feed dealers will meet with the committee for fur ther discussions of their part in the drive to save 100000000 bush els of grain for Europe Luckman has acknowledged that there are 2 schools of thought on the question of poultryless days and has said the matter is under study SAME 1946 408 White flag means no traflic deaui lay past 24 houru   

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