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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AN9 ARCHIVES OE6 MOlNEa 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 4 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 15 N SHELVES IRAN CASE TILL MAY 6 WORD MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER Jury Finds Felonious Act in Death Case of Kammeier of Sheffield Charles infor mation charging Henry Reams of Kockford with manslaughter was filed in the justice court of John W McGeeney here Thursday morning by County Attorney Wes ton E Jones Reams is charged with causing the death of Estal Kammeier of Sheffield in an altercation with the latter outside a tavern at Rockford Tuesday evening He died Wednes day at 1 a m in a hospital at Charles City Dr Harold W Morgan of Mason City pathologist in the autopsy held Wednesday night testified at the preliminary hearing that Kam meier came to his death as result of a blow or fall on the back of his head causing a concussion The coroners Jury found that death came to Kammeier Wednes day morning as the result of a blow on the back portion of his head when itstruck the paved surface of a city street in Rock ford the striking of the head was an outgrowth of an altercation on April 2 in which Kammeier and Heams were engaged immediately before the striking according to the jurys report No weapons were used it was stated Funeral services will be held Friday at p m at the Patter son funeral home in Mason City Burial will be hi the Sheffield cemetery PUT OFF VOTE ON House Group Debates Plan Washington IP The house banking committee debated for 2 hours Thursday a proposal to end the governments subsidy program by Jan 1 but put off a showdown vote until Friday The proposal advanced by Rep Wolcott RMieh as an amend ment to a measure extending the life of the OF A would halt pay ments made to hold down food costs and permit prices to rise cor respondingly It would require a 25 per cent reduction in subsidy payments on agricultural products each 45 days after July 1 The administration has asked to continue the pro gram during the fiscal year be ginning July 1 The amendment would specifi cally provide that no reductions would be made in farm support prices Among subsidies that would be affected if the amendment passes wouldbe those on meat flour dairy products flaxseed sugar processed fruits and certain fresh fruits Wolcott announced he would press for a committee vote to hold OPAs new lease on life to 9 months inlead of a year as re quested by President Truman Wolcott told newsmen Wednes days committee action stipulat ing that OPA must be out of busi ness by June 30 1947 did not mean the group had approved a years extension for the price agency The committee got into a over the elimination of subsidies when Rep Monroney DOkla offered a substitute for Wolcotts amendment which would simply stipulate that the government must reduce its over all subsidy payments by 25 per cent in the next fiscal year and get out of the subsidy business en tirely by June 30 1S47 EXPECT COOPER ENVOY TO PERU Washington UPJ Prentice Cooper former governor of Ten nessee will be appointed ambas sador to Peru as part of a major shift in U S envoys to Latin American countries it was report ed authoritatively Thursday Cooper would succeed William D Pawley in the U S embassy at Lima Pawley it was said will be come U S ambassador to Mexico to succeed George S Messersmith who is slated for the embassy in Argentina The nominations are expected to be sent to the senate Thursday or Friday CONVICTED KILLER KETURNED TO JAILJoseph Medley right is returned to the district jail in Washing ton D C Wednesday from where he escaped 8 hours earlier through a ventilator on the roof with another con victed slayer Medley implicated in deaths of 3 women is handcuffed to a detective The slayer will be executed April 30 AP Wirephoto Jr J Washington Earl McFarland 25 year old con demned Snood Slayer remained at large Thursday as officials pressed an investigation into the latest of a series sensational es capes from the sievelike Washington jail The jaitbreak led irate congressional leaders and the justice de partment to launch an immediate ihvcstigaiion into the capitals prison practices The house committee for the District of Columbia ordered Acting Jail Superintendent Claude O Botkins and Police Superintendent Harvey G Callahan to appear at a closed session for questioning on the repeated escapes from a jail that was once called escape proof Attorney General Tom C Clark announced the justice depart ments inquiry shortly alter the FBI was asked to help in the search for McFarland Clark or dered FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover to lend every possible aid As the entire east coast joined in the dogged search for McFar land his getaway companion SENATORS 0 K J K VARDAMAN Commodore Named to Federal Reserve Board Washington P Commodore James K Vardaman Jr retiring Joseph B Medley also a connaval aide to President Truman damned murderer lounged about emerged victorious Thursday from defiantly in his death roxv cell a 10weeks battle for confirmation from which the pair staged their escape Wednesday Medley 44 suave and sophis ticated nemesis of redhaired women was dragged shivering and cold from an 18 foot length of drainage pipe on the bank of the Anacostirt river 7 hours after the break Bloodhounds led police to his hideaway Federal agents believed McFar land might be headed for New Bern N Car where he has a wife and child Guards were posted on all roads docks air ports and at railroad and bus stations McFarland was scheduled to die In the electric chair June 14 for raping dolllike Dorothy Ber rum 19 year old Chippewa Falls AVis government girl in a lonely park in October 1944 and then strangling snood her with her own Medley will now die April 30 for the brutal robberyslaying of Mrs Nancy Boyer 45 year old redhaired divorcee after an all night poker party in her swank Washington apartment on March 5 1945 She was believed to have been his 3rd titianhaired victim Fine Suspended Priest for Conduct at Meeting Chicago fine of was the penalty set Wednesday night by a municipal court jury which convicted Arthur W Ter mmello suspended Roman Cath olic pnest of Alabama of disor derly conduct in connection with a speech at a meeting conducted by Gerald L K Smith on Feb 7 Counsel for Terminello who was charged with creating a di version tending to a breach of peace duringthe rally moved for a new trial and said that be cause issues of civil liberty are involved he will appeal the ver dict directly to the U S supreme court if his motion is denied at a hearing next Monday Smith head of the America first party and Fred Kister Chi cago writer were other speakers at the rally which was marked by demonstrations by pickets and others outside the hall They are awaiting separate trials on disor derly conduct charges to the federal reserve board His appointment is for a 14 year term at a year The senate gave the Vardaman nomination its approval by a vote of 68 to 9 Wednesday after a final flurry of arguments on the quali fications of the 51 year old Mis souri banker for the post All the votes against confirma tion were cast by republicans Senators Donnell Mo and Morse who led the fight against the nomination were joined by Ball Minn Brewster Me Brooks 111 Knowland Moore Okla Smith N J and Young N Dafc Morse made a lastminute ef fort to postpone the confirmation ballot until next Tuesday but lost out 58 to 17 A veteran both World wars Vardaman has been serving as naval aide to Mr Truman since last May PEACE LOOMS IN HARVESTER 10 WEEK RIFT Report Agreement on All Issues Except 1 in Long Negotiation By ASSOCIATED PRESS Settlement appeared imminent Thursday in one of the nations longest current strikes She 10 weeks old work stoppage by 30 000 CIO farm equipment workers employed in International Har vester company plants While government labor officials looked hopefully toward an end of the countrys major labor dis pute the work stoppage by 400 OOD AFL soft coal miners negotia tors on the Harvester companys strike were reported in agreement on all except one issue The issue still under debate as of the company and the union met with federal conciliators in Washington was re ported to be allowance rules for piece workers under which they would get average earnings for time lost during machinery break downs or similar slack periods More than half of the 30000 em ployes involved are piece workers Negotiators said an agreement was likely and the union was re ported readyto scrap its mainten ance of membership provision and the company to have agreed to maintain a dues checkoff system and to pay shop stewards for time spent handling grievances Wages are not an issue an IBcent hour ly wage increase having been agreed upon Agreement by the negotiators and subsequent ratification by the union council would send ihe strikers back to their jobs of pro ducing needed farm tools The strike started on Jan 21 at plants in Chicago East Moline Rockfojjd and Rock Island HI Biehmona Ind and Auburn Y In the soft coal dispute opera tors threatened to force a show down on the wage and hour de mands by John L Lewis president of the AFL united mine workers Lewis in 3 weeks of contract talks has refused to discuss these issues pending an agreement in principle to his proposals for a health and welfare fund and for improved mine safety A spokes man for the mine owners said they intended to press for a vote Thursday on their resolution call ing for immediate consideration of the wagehour issues Meanwhile the shutdown of the mines spread idleness to the steel railroad and other industries President Truman said a prolonged strike by the miners would stall the reconversion program The transit strikes in Detroit and Akron Ohio which started Monday continued with no indi cations of immediate settlement of the wage disputes JAMES VARDAatAN Sell Surplus Des Homes first 600 of 1003 lots of hardware which cost the government approximate ly new sold for a total of at the army air corps sur plus supplies sale at the state fair grounds PlaneJFlies Backwards in Strong Wind Did you ever see an airplane flying backwards Well one did Wednesday evening Max Major and Tony Hotvedt of Mohawk Airways at the Mason City mu nicipal airport had everything fastened down securely they thought against the wind that was howling in from the northwest at 57 miles an hour One plane which was outside the hangar was an chored to 3 stakes before they went home Shortly before 9 oclock they were called back to the airport A Hotel Executive Seeks Apartment Minneapolis Minn newspaper advertisement accentu ated the housing shortage Thurs day Desire apartment or small home the advertisement said Veteran no children no pets It was signed by a hotel execu tive whose hotel has 500 rooms and suites Weather Report FORECAST Blason City Fair Thursday night and Friday with lowest tem perature Thursday night about 30 Rising temperatures Fri day West to northwest winds Thursday afternoon diminish ing rapidly Thursday night and becoming light and variable Friday Iowa Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday Slightly cooler Thursday night rising temper ature Friday West to northwest winds 25 to 35 miles per hour Thursday afterndon diminish ing rapidly Thursday night and becoming light and variable Friday Minnesota Clearing and con tinued rather cool Thursday night Friday fair and warmer Diminishing northerly winds Thursday evening IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 33 At 8 a m Thursday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 25 gust had picked up the plane Bulled all 3 stakes and flown the backward approximately 600 feet or 2 city blocks ami then set it down without even a scratch Workmen repairing braces on a highway sign nearby at the time tried to hold the plane down when they saw it moving but said they were unable to cope with the wind We dug holes in the ground when we staked it down the 2nd time said Major The CAA communications and weather station at the airport re ported that the wind reached a higb of 58 at Wednesday eve ning with eusts of more than 60 miles an hour Principal damage in Mason City was to telephone and power lines which were hit by limbs blowing off trees Nothing of a serious na ture developed it was reported but the P G E had about 150 calls The tile front of the Home Fur niture store also was damaged when the wind got under the edge of the tiles and stripped a off entirely Sfrikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS auto curtailed as negotiations be oneakdown Congress considered investigation of 80d 2000000 residents of Akron Ohio and Detroit con HOUSE GROUP OKS HOUSING Washington IP Long range housing legislation aimed at a goal of 12500000 new homes in the next 10 years was approved unanimously Thursday by the sen ate banking committee It provides easier government Joans and credits designed to en courage construction by private industry and calls for continued direct government aid for low rent housing The long range plan is indepen dent of the emergency legislation to provide homes for veterans Chairman Wagner DN Y announced the committee by a 7 to 4 vote modified a provision de manded by the AFL and the CIO This was a clause requiring that the wages or fees prevailing in the locality must be paid on any construction done with the aid of government loans Jt was made inapplicable to in dividual FHA financed homes but was left in so far as public and large scale housing construc tion is concerned REPOllTliTAIN ALBANIA BREAK London Ufii Authoritative sources said Thursday that Britain had broken off diplomatic ar rangements with Albania because of the treatment of a British mili tary commission in that country Informants said the British gov ernment had notified Albania of its intention not to exchange dip lomatic representatives Albanias attitude was described as uncooperative The main bone of contention was reported to be the Albanian governments attitude toward the British mili tary commision Woman Loses in Strong Wind Cedar Rapids strong wind blew open Mrs Earl Shears purse Wednesday and whisked in greenbacks into the ail at a crowded downtown intersec tion With the aid of 2 newsboy and a policeman she recovered all except Mrs Shears had borrowed the money from a loan company Senators to Lose Out in Recess for Easter Washington will be no Easier recess for the senate Reason Too much business piled like OPA exten sion the British loan selective service extension veterans hous ing legislation appropriation bills Breaking the news to the cham ber Majority Leader Barkley said Wednesday the backlog for the next month or 6 weeks was so great that an Easter recess such as has been discussed would be indefensible and inexcusable Barkley said he did hope the senate could finish up its work in July and adjourn until next Jan uary subject to the presidents call House leaders still are hopeful of an informal spring recess last ing from about April 18 to months end Capture Woman Leader for Nazi Escape Ring Metz France 45year old French woman charged with supervising a nazi ring said to have spirited hundreds of German war prisoners out of France with in the past 2 months has been ar rested by French counterespion age agents who are continuing a hunt for 14 other key members ol the group PAY 60 CENTS Senators Approve WageHour Issue Washington senate approved Thursday a compromise proposal to put a floor of 60 cents an hour under wages of persons covered by the wage hour law It adopted 79 o G an amend ment offered by Senator Ellenfler to pending legislation to lift the present 410 cent minimum Final action was stil to come on several other controversial points The 60 cent minimum would be come effective 10 months after the bill becomes law applying to workers engaged In commerce or in the production of goods for commerce The senates action eliminated a committeeapproved proposal for a wage minimum of 65 and Inter 75 well as ap plication of this to workers in oc livities affecting commerce Voting against the Ellender amendment were Senators Bush field RS Dak Aiken RVt Russell Maybank DS Wherry RNebr and Wilson Adoption ot the Ellender amend ment left in the bill a previously approved provision which would lift farm prices by including farm labor costs in government parity price payments REDS ASK DELAY IN PEACE PARLEY Paris has notified the French foreign office that the European peace conference sched uled to open here May 1 should be postponed pending a big 3 agreement on the treaties The Russians directly opposed the British and American positions thnt the conference should open May 1 even if the deputy foreign ministers conference in London had not yet agreed by then on treaty drafts for Italy the Bal kans and Finland The date of May 1 was set by foreign ministers of the 3 powers at their Moscow conference The Russian and British posi tions were expressed orally to French diplomats in Moscow and London in answer to the French foreign offices recent inquiry as to whether the major powers thought the conference could open on schedule BASE DECISION ON RED PLEDGE TOPULLTROOPS Iran Envoy Accepts Deferment Byrnes Makes Delay Motion New York a motion by U S Secretary Byrnes the se curity council Thursday shelved he Iranian case until May jut the decision came only after Australias representative had Blasted Soviet Ambassador An drei Gromykos walkout and ac cused the council of failing to do ts duty Nine of the councils 11 mtm jcrs voted for the Byrnes reso utioii which is based on Russias flat promise o the council Wed icsday that her troons will all be withdrawn from Irau by early May Voting for the Byrnes resolution were China Netherlands France Mexico Poland Britain Brazil and the United States After Iranian Ambassador Hus sein Ala had stated his govern ments acceptance of the defer ment and Byrnes had thanked the council members for adopting his resolution the council adjourned pt a m CST until Tues day at 3 p m Gromykos continued absence counted for one vote and the ab stention of Australias W R Hodgson from casting his ballot for the other Byrnes declared Russias assur ances should be accepted as satis factory and that by deferring the case now the council could ask reports on it May which time the Russians should be out of Iran Council President Quo TaiChi of China said he hoped Iran and Hussia would settle all their troubles and make further discussion But it was Hodgson fiery diplo mat in the best Australian tradi tion of a minority protester who added the final fireworks to the crisisladen case He said Gromykos waikout a week ago had prejudiced the work efficiency and authority xof the council that the decision to defer the case should not have been made unfi after full investi gation that Irans complaints were being handled as a political inci dent rather than a whole vital sit uation In his broad accent on the man from down under he emphatical ly told his dignified colleagues this case was a challenge to the security council and in our opin ion the council did not meet it He leaned hunched over the council table as he spoke in sharp terse sentences and when the vote was taken he kept his hands firm ly on the table Throughout the proceedings Iranian ambassador Hussein Ala was at the council table and he ex pressed Irans acceptance of the Byrnessponsored resolution It was believed said the quiet voiced diplomat that withdrawal of Russian troops would ease all Irans problems At the same time he declared It is understood that the ques tions of the withdrawal of troops and interference in the affairs of Iran remain on the agenda to he brought up at any time As the council work on the case he sriid that Iran has re ceived assurances from the united nations that it could not have ob tained by itself In short order Egypt Brazil Britain Poland and Mexico lined up behind the Byrnes resolution which provided that on May 6 the council could ask new reports on the situation presumably from both Russia and Iran Sir Alexander Cadogan of Brit ain saidhe believed the settlement which Byrnes defer the cnsc until Russian troops can be withdrawn according to promise be a good augury for the councils future efforts to build world peace After foreign minister Francisco Castillo Najera expressed Mexicos support for the resolution French ambassador Henri Bonnet stated Frances agreement Bonnets announcement made a council majority The Brynes resolution took note of the Russian assurances that troops would be evacuated from Iran with fivesix weeks of the start of their removal on March 24 It accepted the Russian promises as unconditional Mason City GI Due in Seattle Friday Merle T Onstine 21 15th N W is scheduled to arrive in Seattle Friday aboard the General Stewart according to an AP dis l patch received here ;