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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LU Associated THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 19 1946 Paper Consists of Two One JJO FFER COMPROMISE ON SPAIN ISSUE Row LoomsBetween MacArthur and Allied Agencies FOOD SHIPMENT FOR JAPANESE CAUSES UNREST Far East Commission Concerned Over Plan to Send Food Supply Washington A firstclass political row appears Friday to be shaping up between Gen Douglas MacArthurs command and the 2 interallied agencies dealing with Japanese policy and administra tion In Washington a committee of the far eastern commission 11 nation policymaking agency scheduled a meeting to discuss the recent United States decision to send more than half a million tons of food to Japan during the first 6 months of this year And in Tokyo the 4nation ad visory council whose Russian and British members have voiced ob jections to certain tactics of Mac Arthur and some of his officers adjourned until April 30 without agreeing whether MacArthur should present requested informa tion in writing or by sending a spokesman to deliver it orally When New Zealand Indian and Philippine members of the far eastern commission expressed some concern at a meeting Thurs day over American MacArthurs send food to Japan it marked the 2nd time that body had questioned policies of the supreme commander Previously the commission ex pressed apprehension over the plan to hold Japanese national asked Mao Arthur if he would consider post poning them To date however the commis sions questioning has been couched in the most polite terms and members have bent over backward to emphasize that their concern over Japanese issues did not imply criticism of Mac Arthur In bringing up the food mat ter Thursday for example Sir Carl Berendsen of New Zealand said he wanted to make it per fectly clear that I am making no criticism and no protest He added however that when commission members visited Ja pan in January the Japanese were short of they were he said the occupation authorities had told them the Japanese were actually eating more food than before the war Sir Carl concluded by saying that if any preference were to be shown to Japan or any other axis power in the present food crisis he would take no part in such a policy and he thought the commission as a whole should re ject it also Iowa Students Plan Fight to Keep Teacher Marengo Easter holidays Friday dampened a school strike here in which two thirds the high schools 178 students refused to attend classes Thursday in pro test to termination of a teachers contract Student leaders however de clared they will continue their fight to force retention of Mrs Katherine Love history teacher when school reopens next Wed nesday Her contract has been terminated by the school board as of the end of the spring term because of allegedly laxdiscipliiie in her classes Elton Rinehart a junior student declared he would go to Des Moines Friday to present students views to Miss Jessie Parker state superintendent of public instruc tion Mrs Love declared the boards action was based on jealousy She holds a Ph D degree and former ly was an instructor at the Uni versity of Iowa Rinehart had not appeared at Miss Parkers office by noon Fri day and the state superintendent declined to comment on the stud ents action One school source pointed out tnat Iowa provides that the various boards of education make their own rules governing teach ers and students OLD LEAGUE OF NATIONS DEAD Geneva UR The league of nations was officially dead Fri day having transferred its assets and the responsibility for main taining world peace to the United Nations League President Carl J Ham bro Norway the final session of the assembly Thursday at p m but the end came officially at midnight Philip J NoelBaker British delegate told the assembly Thurs day that new work is starting where the league left off This is no end to an era he said It is merely the end oE one constitution to make way for an Mason other Dr Lone Liang of China de scribed the Manchunan incident 15 years ago as a fatal blow to the league lifeline He said he hoped the world learned a les son and would now be able to go forward to prevent future wars Police Discover Fish Violators in Collision Fergus Falls Minn mond Moltzen 22 and Vernon Niemann 18 decided Friday that its wise to avoid auto collisions with game wardens when trans porting fish illegally Their truck loaded with 650 pounds of slickers collided with an auto in which game wardens R R Hoiiand were riding Friday night Moltzen and Neimann were fined YEAR AGO J25 on charges of illegal possession Maximum fish Minimum Marshall to Chinese Crisis in Manchuria Chungking UR George C Marshall plunged Friday into a series consultation on the Man ctiunan crisis preparatory to a new effort to halt nationalistcom munist hostilities Marshall conferred with his military and diplomatic advisers to obtain the background of de velopments while he was in the United States Be consulted Pre mier T V Soong and Brig Gen Francis Brinks chief of staff ot his military advisory group Fri day night he planned to dine with Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek and Mme Chiang Marshalls consultations took on urgency in the face of reports that communist artillery had placed under heavy fire the iso lated remnants of the nationalist garrison in Changchun The Changchun nationalists were said to be barricaded in 4 down town buildings It appeared doubtful they would be able to hold out until the arrival of re inforcements The Kuomintang controlled Central News Agency indicated that the fall of the Manchunan capital to the communists was at hand It said the citys fate prob ably would be decided Friday A Central dispatch quoting Mukden military quarters said the communists were attacking in Changchun with 4 or 5 medium tanks whose drivers and gunners are officers of a certain country It is obvious that the tanks are supplied by a certain country the dispatch added It said a soviet plane flew low over Changchun on April 16 Dispatches said the government troops withdrawing with heavy casualties had barricaded them selves in the Central bank police headquarters the power company and the postoffice building and mild A few scattered light showers in west portion and cooler Fri day ni portion Scattered ers south and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation 66 49 59 trace 43 27 File 80 Acre Plat of Mason City Addition The plat and proposal for an 80 acre subdivision to Mason City immediately west of Forest Park to be known as Willowbrook addi tion and landscaped so that the homes would face a lagoon and park were filed with the city clerk Friday for consideration by the city zoning commission and city council FrankD Pearce a civil engineer and former manager of the Bla son City Warehouse corporation together with his son Kenet Pearce are the developers Pearcerevealed that sabdivision represents years of study anfl4 months of work devoted exclusively o the project Tjie grading contract involving the moving of 200000 cubic yards of earth will be let immediately after he gets assurance that the sub division has been favorably ceived by the zoning commission he stated He will receive bids on the project next Wednesday A completely modern addition is planned Pearce said and plans H Ellwood and Ralph Rothacker many years been associated also with a New York firm of land scape architects He was separated as a lieutenant r t 7t colonel in December after having w addtlon lie served over 3 years as chief of the north of 4th S W and west of Pierce avenue and is laid out urinal all comoai with winding drives following the supplies moved to the Pacific thc emJv nf Weather Report FORECAST cooler Friday amghTd Saturday aPPrpximatejy 1 partly cloudy and mild with ots shoula available within possibly light showers Saturday afternoon Iowa Fair Friday night slightly iac mumpieiamiiy cooler in north and west por construction alongPierce avenue cloudy At least one of the multiple family units is to be built within the next 12 months according to present plans a contractor already having indicated his willingness the construe gently rolling contour of the land and eliminating all through traf fic the developers pointed out All lots will have an extremely wide fronalge they said and care has been taken to afford each lot a facing that will give its own ers the benefits of broad vistas and freedom of view across the central park A minimum of lots will face north it was empha sized A home owners association is to be formed as soon as practic able Pearce said to advise on building restrictions and other matters of primary interest to them Building restrictions are planned such as will assure a modern uniformly attractive resi dential district he added It is hoped that action by city officials will be sufficiently speedy to make lots available to the public this summer he said and it is likely that a number of homes will be built on the tract within the next 12 months ap proximately a dozen already be ing in the planning stage by the developers themselves Sewer water and paving will be done as soon as possible it was assured and approximately 150 available within a matter of weeks Pearce empha sized however that the entire de velopment Is on a 5year basis particularly the multiplefamily for 24 hour period ending at 8 he explained with pri oclock Friday moVnin 8 vate and complete pri The units will be patterned aft er such developments in the east and south which were visited this winter by Pearce They are low in design he explained with pri vacy unlike apartment houses of older design Articles of incorporation for the secretary Capitalization was 000 The elder Pearce was a mem ber of the Mason City school board until he entered service J army in 1942 While on the school board he was instru mental in the planning and con velt the field at sloragre depot at Benecia Cal the arsenal all combat He is a graduate of Grinnell college and of the civil engineer ing department of Iowa State col lege Following his graduation be worked for the highway commis sion and later as city engineer at Iowa Falls and county engineer of Franklin county until he joined the artillery in World war I com ing out as a captain He then became manager of the Ideal Sand and Gravel company here and later of the National Clap Products company He built 15 homes in Forest Park in the early 20s and also an apartment house He became manager of the Mason City warehouse in 1830 having designed present building and built the The son is also a graduate of Grinnell college and exservice man He is now associated with the Mason City office of the Equit able Life Insurance company of Iowa He will take an active part in the sales activities of the Wil lowfarook Development company his father said FEDERAL FUNDS TO IOWA CITIES to Eagle Grove f to Forest City Washington if The federal works agency announced Friday Rtf r j it has advanced to Eagle Man tO Death Grove Iowa for the preparation of plans and specifications for an j WILLOWBROOK ADDITION FE ATUREsTpARK architects drawing of the proposed Willowbrook addition to Mason City is shown above It was drawn by Prof A Maurice Hanson of Iowa State colleges landscape archi tecture department It features widening of Willow creek into a little lagoon surrounded by a park The addition will be contoured so that all homes will have the advantage of a view of the park according to F D Pearce the de veloper Buildings shown on the right adjoining Pierce avenue will be low modern type multiplefamily units At feast one of the units is to be built within the next year Pearce said but the entire project is based on a 5year Administration Sees Better OPA Treatment by Senators Porter Warns House Bill to Lift Control From of Living Items PROBE MYSTERY POW POISONING 1900 Germans Are Stricken by Arsenic cvc Frankfurf mysterious ar the senate rolls up a thumpms masenic poisoning has struck down 1 wnty for continued price control HOO German prisoners of war in without major changes its deci American internment camp ear have to be compromised Nuernberg during the last contrarv nf U S army headquarters an Washington chiefs expressed confidence Friday that the senate will treat OPA far more gently than the house did but trouble was stacking up for them just the same Their guarded optimism was tempered by the fact that even if with the contrary action of he house on many key provisions OPA Chief Paul Porter claims the bill the house passed Thursday will require the elimination im mediately after July 1 of the price ceilings on at least 50 per cent of all commodities which make up the cost of living On this list the price chief placed such foods as meat milk and all other dairy products except butter High on it too were coal shoes rayon and wool textiles and many clothing items made from these fabrics Porter in a statement Thursday night said also that the house bill would blow skyhigh the ceil ings on automobiles radios re frigerators and most household ap pliances Keynote of the administrations cautious optimism in the midst of these inflation predictions was sounded by Chairman Wagner D N Y oj the senate banking com mittee I am sure Wagner told re porters that my committee will come out with a very sensible bill I think the senate will be reflec tive thoughtful of the conse quences Wagners committee is consid ering a bill which as it stands would extend price controls a year beyond June 30 without change Force of Habit Sends Washington Through the j telegrapher on the night shift Te independent school district formed a habit of operating the st City got an advance of elevator himself when he knocked plan a 520740 remodeling off work at the Southern railroad rari1 high building here Usually the car was left v v a 1C of a grade school into school and to prepare plans lor a high school addition Strikes iTci3 itn for clsy The him at the fifth floor Last mid night Irwin his telephoneoper u ator wife and a messenger all strike of 400000 miners v AWL me Katavia o 41 7 iiuners sft Ssr nounced Friday 11ctims seriously bread Reject SUI Bids Iowa city state board of education Thursday rejected the 2 general construction bid offered on the University ol Iowas huge Parklawn housing development project Howevei the board let to Carstens Brothers of Ackley Iowa he Rapids the electrical contract on the project Cattle Offer for Packers Doesnt Show Sioux Falls S Dak token offer of cattle to John Worrell and Co Sioux Falls plant y the Iowa Farmers union failed o materialize Friday Clint Gardner head cattle buyer for the plant said Gardner said lie made inquiry as to the availability of cattle from John Carlson manager of the armers Union Livestock Com mission Co here and found Carl ion Jiad none for us at compli mce prices At Carlsons office he was re ported out of town but an office spokesman said Gardners state ment was correct Inquiry for cattle was made of Carlson Gardner said after he received word that the Iowa farmers union had issued a state ment that there are plenty of cattle hut the packers arent buy ng and that Paul Erickson union secretarytreasurer had sent G M Foster Morrell presi dent a wire saying Have 130 head finished cattle at Sioux Palls to sell at maximum permissible price Advise Farmers Union Livestock Commission Co at Sioux Falls when you want de livery Gardner said Carlson fold him he no assurance that he couW get the 130 cattle at compli ance prices He also added Gardner said that all cattle which he has ever offered us have been at competitive prices in competi tion with order buyers and other packer buyers I also offered Gardner said to buy 500 cattle next Mondaj morning from him for the iirn at compliance prices and he saic he didnt know whether he coulc have any cattle to offer on tha basis Gardner added thut Carlson in formed him that his firm is not af filiated with other farmers union organizations in Iowa Minnesota or elsewhere At Carlsons office it was stated that farmers union organization are independent but member are indirectly affiliated At Des Moines Erickson de clined comment immediately on Gardners remarks and said he and Fred W Stover of Hampton state Farmers Union president would issue a statement later Erickson said Stover although he had been confined to his bed by an illness would confer with him in Des Moines late Friday Meanwhile L O Hoffman Ar mour Packing company manager at Sioux City Iowa offered to buy from anyone any number of cattle provided only that the prices paid shall be within the maximum limits set by OPA Unions Battle Over Right to Picket Plant New York hundred AFL and CIO pickets locked out of a lampshade plant because of a jurisdictional dispute battled before 1000 spectators at Astor y headquarters said No deaths were reported The prisoners were seized with arsenic poisoning in stalag 13 near Nuernberg the announcement said i J reports from the camp showed that bread containing ar seme hadbeen found and was be lieved to be the cause Headquarters said the bread or the prisoners in accordance with normal procedures had been se cured from a local German bakerv by contract Counterintelligence agents of the U S army went to work im mediately to determine whether uuiure iuuu spectators at Astor any of the bread had fallen into Place and Broadway in downtown the hands of German civilians New York Friday morning over Headquarters said the counter PROPOSEPROBE NTO SPAIN BY SPECIAL GROUP Australian Delegate Asks for Report to Council by May 17 New York compromise proposal by Australia gained sup port among delegates to the Unit ed Nations security council Fri day as a possible solution to the controversial Spanish question The proposal submitted by Aus tralian Delegate W U Hodgson shortly before the council ad ourncd Thursday lor the Easter holidays calls for the appointment of a 5nian suucomroiltee which would investigate the Spanish sit uation and report back by May 17 Most of the delegates were re luctant to commit themselves on he Australian suggestion immed ately but they generally ox pressed interest and it was con ceded by some to have a good chance of being approved Before the council resumes Its discussions of the Spanish ques ion however it will tackle again he Iranian case which was in emipted Tuesday after Secretary General Trygve Lie submitted a surprise opinion that there was some doubt as to whether the Iranian case could legally bn kept on the agenda This will be the first thing on the councils calendar when it re onvenes Tuesday The way was opened for a new Floor fight on the Iranian question when the councils committee of experts on rules and procedure reported Thursday night that it had split g to 3 with the major ity holding that the council has full authority to keep a case on the agenda as long as It thinks necessary The council which previously had been divided eight to three on the question of keeping juris diction of the case was expected to accept Ihe opinion of the ma jority and then vote to keep the question on the agenda until May 6 the date on which the Russians have promised to have all red army troops out of Iran The three members of the com mittee of experts voting in the minority were the representatives of Russia France and Poland the three powers which had favored dropping the Iranian case The council was expected to come back to the Spanish case by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest It was generally agreed that the Polish proposal for a world wide rupture of diplomatic rela tions with the Franco regime had little chance of success if brought lo a vote now During two days of debate all the delegates except Dr Hafez Afifi Pasha representative of Egypt have spoken and only four have lined up for the Polish reso lution United States and China have reserved their de cision JMU mv intelligence corps together with agents of the U S army theater provost marshal had started an luepueu picnct signs in a investigation in an attempt to find freeforall which was quickly out how the poison gqt into the which union was to picket the plant The unionists used their fists and prepared picket signs in broken up by police One man CIO Member Herman Levinc 31 of the Bronx was pushed throush a plate glass show window He was taken to Columbus hospital for treatment of cuts of tie face and body Two other battlers were taken into custody questioning by the police for The fight took place before the piant of Brook Brothers Electrical company at 751 Broadway where fight between an AFL CIO local for the past I months several Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS idle reach ened to strike JAPAN PREMIER REJECTS OUSTER Rejects Resolution From 4 Jap Parties Tokyo UP Premier Kijuro Shidehara Friday rejected a reso lution from a committee represent ing 4 Japanese political parties de manding the immediate resignation of his cabinet to make way for the establishment of a democratic government At the same time welfare minis ter Hitoshi Ashida a member of the liberal party submitted his resignation apparently in accord ance with his partys stand against the Shidehara Roveniments re maining in power Shidehara told the committee composed of liberals social demo crats cooperatives and commu nists that he could not quit just because you tell me to do so Vets Committee Asks Federal Funds for Clearing Slums DCS Moines resolution urging that Iowa adopt enabling legislation which would make fed eral funds available for slum clearance housing projects in this state was passed by the Des Moines chapter of the American Veterans committee Thursday The resolution was adopted aft er W O Fuller city housing com missioner pointed out in a talk that Iowa was one of four not having such enabling legisla tion ;