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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME wotfes it THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWAHS NEIGHBORS VOL LH Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 12 1916 This Paper Consists of Two No 159 TRUMAN VOWS TO KEEP FDR POLICY See Top Berth Resignations in Navy TRUMAN BLAST HITS ADMIRALS OVER MERGER Nations Pay Tribute to Memory of Franklin Roosevelt NYLON SALE SNAELS police car shown by arrow draws up to the curb to restore traffic after a crowd numbering in the thousands in front of a San Fran cisco Cal store advertising 10000 pairs of womens nylons got out of hand Thursday night forcing pedes trians out into the street stopping antes and street cars AP Wirephoto WOMEN RIOT IN SALE OF NYLONS Police Are Forced to Cancel Buying San Francisco near riot of 15000 working women followed police cancellation of a scheduled oflr office hour sale of 10800 I pairs of nylon hosiery by a de partment store Police Sgt Edward Farrell can the sale after reporting the situation out of hand for a p m store opening Friday night I As word of the decision passed i through crowded Market street I eggs vegetables and angry words I began to fly Three women faint i ed The crowd set up a chant we want nylons One window in the store was broken One man was arrested It took 27 policemen an hour to dear the street Collision Causes Scrambled Eggs Detroit 151200 of covered a De troit street intersection at break fast time Friday morning after a Says Nylons for All Still 2 Years Off Washington to the sad tidings man says ny lons for everyone are a year and a half away This mournful news comes from Warren A Ben the manwho peddles flic yarn for every pair of nylons made in the U S Beh heads nylon sales for the du Pont company the only com pany which knows the magic ny lon secret Bey told a senate special com mittee on small business Thurs day that du Pont now turns more than DO per cent of its nylon yarn over to hosiery manufacturers This is enough to make 30000030 pairs of nylons each month He said du Pont is trying to build a new plant but is hampered by shortages If all goes well well start pro duction in February he said Then we should be in full swing by midsummer I would say the supply wont be plentiful until the latter part of nest year Senator Wherry said he is resigned to the fact that no Speculation Centers on Speeding Up of Forrestal Resignation Washington shocked and angry silence the navy department held aloof Friday from wide speculation that topberth resig nations might follow President Trumans biting blast at admirals and others opposing his armed forces merger program Immediate conjecture centered on whether Secretary of the Navy Forrestal might decide to quit now instead of waiting until summer and whether Fleet Admiral Ches ter W Nimitz chief of naval op erations would request retirement Both have vigorously fought the merger There was no question that Mr Truman had the gloves off when he pointedly notified the navy where he stood He used the words propaganda and lobbying in speaking of continued opposition and said the public was interested in facts instead The president told his news conference Thursday that while individual naval officers are en titled to voice their honest opin ions he expected both navy and war departments to support the unification policy when he as commanderinchief once estab lished it Mr Trumans sharp words took the navy department completely by surprise But lights burned Ion into the evening Thursday night in the topside offices ol the navy headquarters building Forrestal who had been ill at his home for several days hart no im mediate comment The same went for the uniformed high command Up until Thursday all recent re ports represented Forresta as in tending to remain in office untr about July 1 the beginning of the new governmental fiscal year By coincidence a bill Mr Tru man signed within the last feu weeks makes it possible for Nim itz to retire from service at fuV pay upon his own choosing and a his own time The provision is contained in a new law covering the retirement of fleet admirals and generals of the army By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With President Truman heading the observance in the United States many nations Friday paid tribute to Franklin D Roosevelt on the first anniversary of the late presidents death Mr Truman who became chief executive 1 year ago Friday night ja few hours after Mr Roosevelt passed away at his Warm Springs a little white house flew to yde Park N Y lo speak at ex rcises Friday afternoou dedicat ng 33 acres of the Roosevelt es afe including the late presidents grave as a national shrine And foreign nations such as Russia Spain Greece and Mex TRUMAN SIGNS VET HOUSING Measure Provides for trailer truck overturned jackknifed and George W Buxton of Versailles Ohio said the trailer was loaded with 12000 dozen eggs value of which he set at 33500 The omelet tied up trolley and passenger traffic until the fire de partment washed it off the pave ment Typhus In Tokyo Tokyo are 3268 ty phus cases in Tokyo Kyodo news agency reported Friday The met ropolitan police reported 796 new cases Thursday and said recent warm weather was a contributing factor Washington IP Presiden Truman signed into law Friday bill providing fo veterans housing The funds will lie used to pro vide approximately 100000 e V lUC iUVVJUU tClll additional nylons can be along ry aveiUnBS for war vetcr soon but what about rayons Isnt the OPA price policy stop ping the production of rayons he thundered at Jerome S Lieber man of the OPA No said Lieberman He de clared rayon manufacturers think they wont be able to sell hosiery once nylons are plentiful He said they prefer to do business in fields they consider more permanent New England has 7 per cent of the nations population but owns 8 per cent of its wealth has 18 per cent of the savings deposits in banks 11 per cent of the capital resources in banks and 8 per cent of the life insurance in force California Builder Travels to Iowa in Search of Nails DCS Momes a builder who has plenty of lumber What he needs is nails and hes just made a trip halfway across the country in a search for them The builder is II N Hay of Long Beach Cal who drove into DCS Moines Thursday in quest of a treasure trove of nails which ico reported various forms of ob servance of the anniversary Earlier this week the Times of London proposed that Grosvenor Square where the United States embassy stands be adopted as the site for a memorial statue of Mr Roosevelt At Prince Rupert B C on Wednesday Acropolis Hill which overlooks Prince Rupert and its harbor was renamed Roosevelt park In Washington the house de voted an hour to eulogies There was similar observance in the senate with Majority Leader Bark ley D Ky the principal speaker In Spain the Falange Organ Arrlba printed air Roosevelts picture on the front page and published an editorial praising liis part in the war In Mexico City a special con gressional session was arranged with Raymond H Geist U S charge daffaires delegated to read a message from Mr Tru man and with Mexican legislators In Russia the communist organ Pravda praised Mr Roosevelt in an editorial entitled In Memory of the Great President In Greece a I Athens a huge parade was held after which a cenotaph fa the memory of the late leader was unveiled in the center of the Athens cathedral It was arranged that some soil from the acropolis should be placed aboard the battleship Mis souri to be brought to this coun try to be put on Sir Roosevelts grave Democratic National Chairman Robert E Hannegan issued a statement in Washington which said that time comes when the unfinished work of the dead chal lenges us to rise to heights we never reached before At Warm Springs in the chapel decorated with flowers picked by some of the infantile paralysis victims under treatment there crippled friends of the late presi dent arranged a brief ceremony with Mr Roosevelts hymns being sung favdrite could be had at the war surplus sale he heard by word of mouth at the state fairgrounds Kays Odyssey wasnt immediately fruitful There werent any nails oil sale at the A Des Moines firm offered him 5 kegs of nails but he said thats not worth fooling with if I cant find some more I nave 20 houses under con struction at Long Beach Hay said They have been at a stand still because I cant get nails There are 4200 houses started at Long Beach and all are stalled for nails and screen lathing Hays had driven here by car He was amazed when asked about the lumber shortage Lumber shortage he ex claimed weve tot plenty of lumber Its coming from Oregon Theres no trouble at all with lumber As for the fairgrounds sale Lt Col Joseph Orland announced meanwhile that government offi cials hoped to wind up speedily their disposal of the surplus air forces depot supplies We are trying to get out of all buildings by April 30 and off the fairgrounds entirely by July 1 Orland said ans Most of the homes will b converted service barracks A similar number of temporar homes was authorized by previ ous legislation The government took down its veterans only sign Friday and promised help to some others in obtaining scarce materials for homes Announced Thursday night by the national housing administra tion anc the civilian production administration the revised pri roities order allows channeling of scarce materials to 1 Construction and repair of homes for farmers engaged in production of essential food 2 Dwellings for workers in in dustries turning out other urgent ly needed products and materials in cases where lack of housing is impeding production 3 Homes for present members of the armed forces and the mer chant marine and veterans who served with allied forces Hereto fore only discharged II S veter ans were eligible for aid 4 Homes for widows of men killed in World War II or for widows of veterans whose death occurred otherwise if they are living with a child of the de 5 Homes in need of repair as the result of a fire or similar dis aster 6 Nonveteran dwellings which were under construction before March 26 Truman Goes nto 2nd Year at U S Helm Washington resident ruman piloted democratic polit cal policy steadfastly left to cen er Friday as he began his second in the white house With a statement that he stands oliflly behind federal legislation o abolish state poll taxes and to istablish a permanent fair cm iloyment practice commission the president emphasized he is not eering from the broad objectives aid down by his predecessor At the same time jVIr Tinman scotched any thoughts of some outhern elements of the party hat he might be asking political peace with them There were indications too that he chief executive would fortify this position by reiterating his desire forpassage of what he has classed as progressive legislation when he speaks later in the day at the Hyde park grave of Frank lin D Roosevelt Mr Trumans reaffirmed sup port of antipoll tax and FEFC measures and all similar legis lation came at a white house news conference Thursday As expected it provoked mixed reaction among capitol hill dem ocrats Some privately read into it white house support for an announced CIO campaign to liurirc southern members of congress who fight such measures Senator Pepper DFla an ad vocate of both poll tax repeal anc a permanent FEPC said he wa immensely gratified at the idents statement Pepper pre viously had said he disagreed with Mr Trumans pressed in an offhand way a Chicago last the pol tax question was a matter for thi states to settle There had been speculation then that Mr Truman was offering a little political sugar to the south ern members of the partv Either vay Senator Koey D N C said his views remain un changed that poll lax and FEPC are questions over which the states have sole jurisdiction He told a reporter that congress has no right to interfere in either matter short of approving a con stitutional amendment a view held widely by southerners FOREIGN PAPERS IN language newspapers carryingthe news of the late President Roosevelts death were accepted Friday by Mrs Eleanor Roose velt for the Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial library in Hyde Park N Y Mrs Roose velt inspects the collection AP Wirephoto Mason Cityan Succumbs to Crash Injuries Mrs June Kelso 113Vi N Fed eral became Cerro Gordo countys 2nd traffic accident victim of 194G when she died in a local hospital Friday morning She was injured while riding in a car driven by Marion Sorcnson Jackson Minn which collided hcadon with a 3ton truck at a ni Thursday 3 miles cast of Clear Lake Sorenson suffered head injuries and cut tendons in his right hand but will recover Marien Johnson t driver of the Jacob E Decker and Pepper promised a new effort to Sons lruck W3S bring the antipoll tax measure before the senate at this a move certain to bring a program interrupting filibuster from dixie democrats Exiled Leader Says Franco Troops Threatening France New York mounting controversy over the Franco anmenl in Spain which is expected to reach the floor of the Unite Nations security council next week was swelled Friday by an exile Spanish republican leaders assertion that Generalissimo Franco has 450000 troops massed menacingly on the French frontier Dr Fernando De Los Rios former dean of the University of Ma drid onetime ambassador to Washington and prccivl war cabinet member old a press conference Thursday night he had documentary proof of the existence in Spain of an aggressive spirit and an ag gressive plan against France Spain now has an army superior to that of France numerically and perhaps in the quality of armament too said De Los Rios who irrived from Paris Wednesday the exiled republican regimes ob Weather Report Good Pheasant Stock DCS Moines Stiles director of the state fish and game division says a recently completed spring pheasant census indicates there is a good seed stock of the longtails in the North Iowa pheasant counties Mason FORECAST City Mostly clear and warmer Friday night and Satur day Iowa Mostly clear and warmer Friday night and Saturday Minnesota Considerable cloudi and warmer Friday and Saturday except becoming cooler north Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Friday 40 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 32 The McAuley and Son funeral home is in charge of arrangements which are still incomplete Mrs Kelso was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Oscar Dahl Boone Mrs Kelso had lived in Mason City since 1935 when she came here wilh her parents from Eau Claire Wis She was employed by the International Harvester company here at the time of her death She was 29 years old She is survived by her parents a brother Robert of Manly and her grandmother Mrs F D Hop kins Whitehall Wis Kills Self Because Wife Cut Down Clothes Los Angeles Hoff singer 54 Huntingdon Park mas seur committed suicide by gas be cause his wife had let him have only 2 suits of clothes since 1933 his 6page suicide note disclosed Friday Strikes At a Glance By UXITED PRESS Strikes and shutdowns kept 653000 American workers away from their jobs Friday The major disputes FARM Farm Equipment and Metal Workers union promises statement Friday on International Harvester strike of Labor Lewis Schwellenbach sees no hope of getting coal operators and AFL United Mine Workers to resume bargaining before next week for 1200000 members of nonoperating railroad brotherhoods says union preparing to serve new wage de mands erver at the security council ses ions He expressed hope the docu ment to which he posedly found in Spain by repub ican be presented o the council when it takes up Polands charges that Spain is a threat to world peace and that ranco is harboring German sci entists experimenting on new atomic weapons De Los Rios made his accusa tions against the Franco regime only a few hours after President Truman had told a press confer ence in Washington that the Pol ish charges were political The president did not elaborate The Polish indictment was placed on the councils provisional Thursday night for con sideration next week immediately after Russias demands for dismis sal of the Iranian case is disposed A full hearing on the Spanish is sue is assured and at least 4 mem bers are expected to press for some means at cracking down on Franco They are Mexico and Poland the only council members recognizing the Spanish republican exiles in Paris as a government Russia which never has recognized the Franco regime and France which acts as host to the exiled republicans and is a most concerned neighbor of Spain The United States and Britain while willing to hear Polands case are represented as favoring indi vidual decisions by each nation in respect to relations with France as opposed to any concerted ac tion CONSERVATIVES TOP JAP VOTE Tokyo mem bers of the 1942 Tojo Diet def nitely were reelected and 40 other former members were re urned to the house of representa ives on the basis of final returns Friday from all but 6 districts in the nationwide elections Conservatives apparently had clinched a total majority although the leading liberal party was no where near control The 394 of the house of repre sentatives 468 seats decided women had won 32 All of the 1942 representatives reelected had passed an exami nation of their records but at About 25 per cent of California is Jcvel valley lands LARGE ESTATE DEDICATED AS SHRINEFORUS Truman Pledges Himself to Continue Battle Against Tyranny Abroad Ilyfle Park N Y g bareheaded in a chill Hudson alley wind President Truman riday vowed to carry on the for gn and domestic policies of ranklin D Roosevelt as he dedi ated the late presidents ancestral state as a national historic site Pledging himself to further Mr oosevelts light against tyranny broad and for the progressive nd humane principles of the new eal the president saifl May Almighty God who has atchcd over this republic as it rew from to strength ive us the wisdom to carry on the way Franklin D Roose elt Thepresident spoke from the orch of the rambling house at jriel ceremonies dedicating the tucco and granite mansion and oiling acres as a shrine on this he first anniversary of Mr Roosevelts death Earlier the president visited the Roosevelt memorial library the Roosevelt home and placed a vreath of white gladioli and ferns on the former chief executives rave The 33acre Dutchcss county estate where the late president was born anil now lies hurled iu he hemlockhedged rose garden was turned over to Secretary of the Interior 3 A Krug by Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt On the spacious lawn seated in an amphitheater arrangement were TOO special guests including members of the United Nations security council Official Washington was repre sented by many uftice holders and former government executives Foreign dignalaries also occupied seals of honor Behind the seating section was the public including residents of this hamlet who often had voted against Mr Roosevelt but still called him their friend It was Mr Trumans first trip to Hyde Park since he journeyed here a year ago for the burial of his predecessor The loss which America suf fered through the death Frank lin D Roosevelt cannot be softened by the spoken word the president said Tributes can only emphasize our loss But those of us who have survived in the seat of government can pay homage to his memory by our deeds Mr Roosevelts foreign policy he said recognized the solemn duty of this country toward na tions which have been weakened in the death struggle against tyr 1 anny For these principles of intema lonal cooperation Mr Truman eclared we are determined to ight with all our strength Mr Roosevelts domestic policy e continued was a recognition f the basic truth that this gov rnment exists not for the bene t of a privileged few but for he welfare of all the people Mr Truman linked up his own omestic program with the new leal legislation for which he said Mr Roosevelt fought asserting Those same principles apply o legislation assuring full pro duction and full employment leg slation for a health program a ocial security program an edu cational program a program to provide emergency housing for reterans and to solve the long ange problem of decent homes or aJI Americans These and MocAtthur Wins Tokyo P Incomplete re turns Friday from scattered Tokyo precincts In Japans gen eral election gave General Mad Arthur a 1200 per cent lead over President Tiuman for a seat in the diet MacArthur re ceived 12 votes Truman I Both were edged out by hunger Thirteen ballots were marked More Food candidates elected will be subjec to another possibl they can be seated Several of the other 4 former legislators had been dis qualified by former Premier Hid eki To jos regime and only now are returning to politics other progressive measures stem jom the principles for which President Roosevelt fought for which we who are carrying on after him now fight and for which ive shall continue to fight Simply stated Mr Truman said the nations task Is to car ry forward the underlying princi ples and policies foreign and domestic of his predecessor Changes may be required here and there to meet changing con ditions he added Fundament ally the objectives are the same Mr Trurnan declared that plain psople all over the world join leaders and statesmen in recognizing that it was largely be cause of Mr Roosevelt that civil ization has survived and added that only history can do him full justice He recognized above all Mr Trviman continued that our hope for the future of civilization for the future of life itself lay in the success of the United Nations He did not only recognize these truths He determined to do something about them And he did His foreign policy called for fair sympathetic and firm deal ing with the other members the family of nations At the same ;