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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT HI8TOSY I GF ARCH I YES I A Five Cents a CopyJ V Associated Press mi United Press Pull Leased THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS aiASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 1946 Bowles May Take Over Top Reconversion Job IOWA are removing an electric light pole that was sheared off by the semitrailer truck driven by Robert Nute of Waterloo when the ma chine was wrecked in Nashua Friday The cab of the truck was wrapped around the tree The accident occurred on highway 218 one block north of the Nashua high school when Nute swerved to avoid hitting a pickup driven bySmil Engles of Roijkford Nute was taken to the hospital at Charles City Engles and a companion were uninjured P V Nute of Waterloo was in a Charles City hospital Saturday with injuries suffered the day before when his semitrailer truck collided with a pickup truck driven by Emil Engles of Rockford at an intersection on highway in the east part of town Nute suffered a deep gash on the head back injuries bruises and lacerations He was on his way o aiason City with a load of mixed products mostly soaps when the accident occurred It was reported at Nashua that the Engles truck stopped at an intersection and the driver be lieving the highway was clear started up and skidded in front of the Waterloo truck which was coming down a slight incline in the highway Nute swung his truck to the left to avoid being hit and his vehicle struck an electric light pole which was broken half way to the top The Waterloo truck was badly damaged the other vehicle escap ing with less damage Nute was the only person hurt Lux and Rinso soap were scat tered for some distance along the highway FILIBUSTERS SEE VICTORY Washington o u t h e r n democratic senators put away their throat drops Saturday and chalked tip a victory in their drawnout filibuster against antidiscrimina tion legislation The senate votes late Saturday on a petition to limit debate and treak the filibuster but FEPC backers conceded they could not muster the necessary twothirds majority That would kill the bill Without a limit of debate its supporters could not hope to wear down the filibustering senators and bring the measure itself to a floor vote Opponents of the measure have held the floor since Jan 17 de spite the fact that a majority of the senate aoparently would vote for FEPC if it could be brought up Weather Report FORECAST Mason CHy Fair Saturday night lowest temperature 10 degrees Sunday increasing and warmer cloudiness ARMY AGAINST SEPARATE AAF Opinion Shared by Eisenhower Arnold Washington war de partment jolted congress Satur day by coming out against crea tion of a separate air force Legislation to set up an inde pendent aharm army leaders told congress wont work Their views were expressed in a letter to Chairman Manasco D Ala of the house expenditures commiltee by Acting War Secre tary Kenneth C Royall who said the opinions he voiced were shared by General Dwight D Eisenhower and Gen H H Arnold wartime head of the army air forces The war department Royal wrote fully recognizes that one of the lessons learned in this war is that air powerhas come of age and must have parity land and sea power in time of peace as well as war But he added the department believes this parity best can be attained by following President Trumans recommendation for a single department combining all 3 branches ol the service Will Rogers Jr to Turn Over Screen Earnings to Charity Beverly Hills Cal ling Will Rogers Jr almost a dead ringer for his famous father said Saturday the 150000 he will re ceive for his screen portrayal the late humorist will go to char ity Thats the only thing holding up my contract Rogers ex plained Were waiting for the treasury department to get the in come details cleared up Rogers 35 announced his inten tions starring in the movie role Friday shortly after tossing his hat in the ring for the democratic nomination as U S senator Fair and rather cold Satur day night Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Saturday night rising tempera ture west and central portions Sunday light snow and warmer but turning colder with strong northerly winds northwest por tion Sunday afternoon and entire state Sunday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 22 Minimum 4 At 8 a m Saturday 6 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum x 13 Former Ackley Man Dies in Fire at Home Sioux CHy David R Brown Sr 70 livestock commis sion man died Friday when fire gutted the first floor df his home Firemen who kicked in the front door found Browns body sprawled in the hallway Coroner J E Swanspn attributed the death to suffocation although Browns body was badly burned A former president of the Sioux City Livestock Exchange Brown was alone when the fire broke out His wife was visiting in California Fire Chief Charles Kuhl said cause of the fire was unknown Brown was born in Ackley Iowa Besides his widow sur vivors include 3 sons and a daugh ter Soviet Leader Hits British in Far East London Manuilsky foreign commissar of the Russian Ukraine accused Britain before the united nations security council Saturday night of having violated an allied agreement on the far east by failing to disarm defeated Japanese troops in the Dutch Easl Indies Relurnine to press a Ukrainian demand for council investigation of the Indonesian situation Manuil sky told the council it was true as Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin had contended that Britain was assigned by the allied high com mand to operations in the Indies Meeting simultaneously with the security council the committee o permanent headquarters ran into parliamentary ntpieuvering ane adjourned temporarily France moved topostpone se lection of a permanent site until September The motion was de clared lost on a 1919 tie vote which the TJmtedJstates abstained France then sought a new vote and whether tc grant it j The Netherlands with British support presented a motion to adopt New Yort City as the in terim heaflquarlfars and theCon necticntNcw York border area for the permanent site but voting on this was delayed pending a deci sion on the French appeal Mamdouh Hiaz ot Egypt sug gested Saturday to the headquar ters committee that London in stead of New York be selected as a temporary site of the united na tions organization The Egyptian delegate made his suggestion as an amendment to the report oj the interim site commit tee and said it would be common sense to keep the temporary headquarters in the British capita where all the organizations docu ments now rest and where theri would be little added expense This would not reverse the de cision to have the permanent sea in the United States but wouk give us 4 or 5 months lo reconsid er the whole question he said Renewed attempts to keep the headquarters of the united na tions in Europe at least temporar ily were reported Friday and Riabs proposal was the first op portunity for the committee t discuss the question TRUMAN HOUSE BUILDING PLAN WINS SUPPORT Program Calls for 2700000 New Homes Within Next 2 Years Washington Tru mans recommendations lor the greatest housebuilding program n history won immediate and en husiastic bipartisan support Sat Churchill to Call on President Truman Washington Brit ish Prime Minister Winston Churchill will call on Presiden Truman at the white house at p m Sunday it was announced Saturday The British leader and Mrs Churchill have been vacationing a Miami Beach Fla for the fas several weeks Charles G Ross white hous press secretary said that since Mr Truman would be unable to se Churchill in Florida now that th presidents southern vacation tri has been cancelled Churchill j coming to see the president here Government Pushes Dark Bread Diet Washington govern ment went ahead Saturday with s its plans tc put the nation on a jj dark bread diet despite rising opposition from millers bakers T and some congressmen j Meanwhile the special house 1 food committee decided to investi gate the entire wheat situation Chairman Stephen Pace D Ga said his committee would take up f the wheat problem when it fin ashes hearings on butter and s dairy shortages possibly bcgin ning the week of Feb 18 Protest against the administra tions program centered on Presi 8 dent Trumans order that millers must increase the amount of flour they get from wheat by cutting down on the quality Millers claimed that this would not make more wheat available for shipment to the hungry peo ples abroad Bakers feared it might have a permanent effect on American eating habits and re duce brcad consumption indefi nitely Nutritionists also clashed over the order Some said the bread would be more healthful Others claimed it might actually be harm ful because of the higher bran content Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson was unperturbed Eiffhty per cent flour fs not go ing to kill anybody and may help some people he said He cited a statement by the de partments bureau of home ec onomics that the emergency bread would have a higher food value than the present whiter loaves Anderson also denied that th milling industry had not bee consulted before the order wa drawn up He said he had talke bylong distance telephone wit many milling representatives He said however that millers and bakers would be given chance to give their advice on th final draft the order at a mee ing on Monday They also wi consult with OPA on Tuesday re garding possible price adjusl ments he said Anderson admitted that the new bread may be less appetizing bu he said that wasnt too bad be cause it might help to cut down on bread consumption thereb saving even more wheat Tha happened in World war 1 days o potato and barley flour bread urday on capitol hill Democrats and republicans alike pplauded Jhe objectives of the emergency campaign which has et its sifrhts an the construction if 2700000 new homes in the next 2 years Wilson S Wyatt the housing expediter and generalissimo of the rojectcd campaign said it could move into high gear by April I if congress acts promptly and votes the necessary legislation Only one phase of the overall program failed to click with con gressmen That was the proposal hat the 40000000 existing dwell hgs be placed under price control ilajor oped opposition to this devcl Government Cracks Down on Clothiers Washington The govern ment took another step to relieve the serious clothing shortage Sat urday when it cracked down on manufacturers withholding carce shirts and nylons The civilian production admin istration ordered a group of nylon hose and shirt manufactur ers to reduce their swollen Inven tories to a practicable minimum Until they do the agency added they must halt manufacture and they will not be permitted to ac cept delivery on yarns or fabrics which also are in short supply CPA promised definitely that its I antihoarding order would mean that the public will receive more shirts and hose and other scarce apparel items sooner The justice department previ ously started proceedings against certain clothing manufacturers suspected of contributing to the clothing shortage OPA mean while has relaxed its restrictions somewhat to encourage shirt oro duction Rep Wolcott of Michigan sen or republican on the house bank ng committee which handles lousing legislation said if the ad ministration would drop its fight or price ceilings on old houses I dont see why wecant put through the legislation the presi dent asked for by unanimous con sent within 24 hours He proposed that the committee recall an emergency housing bill H approved Friday to rewrite U alone the lines asked by the presi dent except for the old house pricp controlfeaturc Objections to two phases of the plan were voiced by industry groups TheNational Association of Real Estate boards protested the price control features and ihef re ducers Council Inc representing building materials manufacturers objected to proposals for subsi dies to spur output of materials Instead of subsidies the council suggested a 10 per cent increase in prices of materials arguing that this would add only about lo the cost of a home This ad ditional cost would be repaid over aperiod of 25 to 30 years so that there would be no hardship ori the purchaser at any time the coun cil contended The bold housing program prepared by Wyalt on instructions from Mr Truman contemplates about in housing construction during the next 2 years The houses would be built principally by private contractors with most of the dwellings sell ing for no more than 36000 or renting for not more than a month The estimated cost lo Ihe fed eral government is Heres how Wyalt described it in detail 1 Construclion of 2700000 low and moderate cost homes must be started by the end of next year The larget for 1946 1200000 homes started of which 700000 will be conventional houses 250 000 permanent prefabricated houses and 250000 temporary units The previous construction high was 937000 homes in 1325 in 1945 only 240000 were built 2 Preference for veterans and their families in the rental or pur chase of these homes with appro priate provisions for nonveteran hardship cases 3 Greatly expanded production of building materials 4 Recruitment and raining ot 1500000 addition workers in the housing field 5 Postponement of all defer rable and nonessential construc tion for the balance of 1946 6 Priorities and allocations to home builders for equipment and materials 7 Curbing of inflation through more effective price control on building materials ceilings on new and existing homes and on build ing lots and through the contin uation of rent contrAls 8 Insured mortgages on low cost homes up to 90 per cent oJ value and based on necessary cur rent costs 9 New temporary legislation to support the program including 5250000000 for temporary reuse of war housing 10 Community participation paralleling federal action through emergency housing committees in cities and towns throughout the country 11 The Reconstruction Finance corporation to play a major role in financing the program In ad dition authorization from con gress will be required immedia tely to provide for premium payments said investigators found that 2 Pennsylvania nylon manu facturers alone were holding a total of 2100000 pajrs of stocJc ings on Jan 31 One had shipped only 7715 pairs since tt resumed production These went to stock hold ers employes and friends At the same time he National Association of Hosiery Manufac turers reported in New York that 72000000 fewer pairs of stockings were shipped last year than 1944 t i nosier shipments to taled 9106805 dozen pairs as com pared with 10594574 dozen pairs in December 1944 Nylon production however jumped from 7366 dlizen pairs in December 1944 to 1551000 this yqjuwv j CPA did not have any compara tive figures on shirt production M its investigators found that a lot oE shirts were being held off the market Two shirt manufac turers for instance had a total of more than 870000 shirts hand Jan 31 Search for 10 Persons Still Missing After Liner Yukon Breaks Up Ketchikan Alaska IP army Saturday sent salvage crews aboard the grounded deserted hai vessel thai once was theproud liner Yukon attempting to recover a valuable mail cargo while smal craft searched the choppy waters and bleak shore of Johnstone Bay for 10 persons still missing JOHN W SNYDER Director CHESTER BOWLES Control Chief Hunting by Air Des Moines fox from a lowflying plane has been held legal in Iowa There is nothing in the Jaw now to prohibit such sport Robert Larson assistant attorney general ruled Friday An opinion had been requested by Greene County Attorney William C Hanson Jefferson There have been numerous reports this winter of fox hunting over snowcovered ground from 2 passenger planes A hunter ac companies the pilot shooting the foxes from the window when the plane is about 20 or 30 feet from the ground Larson said the 1943 legislature repealed sections of the law which would have forbidden this type of flying and that the new aeronautics commission had not adopted regulations on the subject He said he was recommending that the commission take action quickly EXPECT SNYDER TO MOVE INTO ANOTHER POST Report Good Progress on Steel Negotiations President Is Hopeful Washington joveminent sources said Saturday hat Chester Bowles had won his ntraadministration fight to keep he lid on prices Bowles doughty price control chief was expected soon to Jake over the nations lop economic post and the job of making price control work in the face of con flicting reconversion problems Responsible sources said Presi dent Truman had decided that Bowles would take over the re sponsibilities of Recdiversion Chief John W Snyder although it was not certain whether he would assume his title Final details still were to be worked out These sources said Snyder would move to another post in the gov ernment Possibilities included a high diplomatic post or the job of Stalin Announces Third 5 Year Plan for Russia Kills Divorced Wife Iqwan Gejs 70 Years Newton Judge J G Patterson Thursday sentenced Winston C Pieper 33yearold Newton vacuum cleaner salesman to 70 years in the state peniten tiary after Pieper had pleaded guilty to second degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of his divorced wife Mrs Juanila Hickman Pieper 32 Pieper pleaded guilty to a lesser degree with approval of the court having been charged originally with first degree murder Mrs Pieper was killed Jan 13 when her formsr husband walked into her house and found Harold Stark 29yearold veteran Stark has recovered from wounds suf fered in the fracas that night More than 3000000 troops moved overseas through the New York Port of Embarkation during World war II STRIKES AT A GLANCE T By TOE ASSOCIATED Labor disputes idle approximately 1460 000 Major developments 5trike of 3500 AFL Tugboat Workers in New York harbor increases gravity fuel shortage in nations largest city as Mayor ODwyer orders drastic system of fuel oil rationing urgesfederal agency to press efforts to bring full shipments to city reject aimed to end wagehour dispute President Truman reported quite hopeful for early set tlement ot nationwide steel strike white house official says good progress being made in wage negotiations and US Steel corpora tion and CIO Steelworfcers not very far apart Employes of the Western Union Tele gf m v York voted Saturday to end their monthold strike at a m CST Monday Union members also voted to with draw all pickets Saturday afternoon Program to Rebuild War Devastated Areas Country Votes Sunday London ft1 Generalissimo Stalin announced Saturday nigh a1 new 5 year plan the sovie unions third to rebuild warde vastated areas In a broadcast election the country votes soviet leader declared Sow for the immediate future the main thing is the new 5 year plan which will soon be con firmed Its main task is to restore the areas that suffered to restore the prewar level and then con siderably to surpass if Particular attention will be de voted to raising the standard o life of the working people bj systematically reducing the cost of production of all goods I have no doubt thai it we help our scientists they will not onlj catch up but surpass those abroad We are building on a large scale scientific research institutes to en able science to develop Stalin called for Russia 16 pro duce 50000000 tons of pig iron a year 60000000 tons of steel 500 000000 tons of coal and G0000000 tons of oil Only then he declared White House Denies Washington UR White House Press Secretary Charles G Ross Saturday denied that John W Snyilcr would be re placed as director of reconver sion Ross made the following statement There has been no ehanee in the directorship of the office of war mobilization ana reconversion no change has been discussed and none is con templated national food expediter There also was the less likely possibility that he would return as federal loan administrator There was a further chance that Economic Stabilization Director John C Collet was involved Bowles might be given his job Mr Truman then could transfer fe bulk of Snyders economic re sponsibilities to that office Under that setup Bowles would be charged with full responsibil ity for the administrations wage price program while Snyder would deal stricily with trimmeddown reconversion problems In the major labor develop ments 1 A lop government official re ported good progress in nego tiations between union and steel industry representatives and the president was reported quite hopeful of an early settlement 2 Striking tugboat workers voted to continue a strike which has paralyzed New York harbor operations and resulted in gov ernment seizure 3 Striking Western Union em iployes iriXNew York unanimously n voted Saturday to return to work we consider guaranj cndmS their teed against any eventuality walkout Stalin also told his arj of Agriculture that wars could be avoided if i Llmlon Anderson asked the therewas a possibility of a iairiws board for per distribulion of raw materials and I mis put a 16 cxnort markets His speech was waEe ncrease recom broadcast by the Moscow radio I by a government factiind Marxists have asserted more FOOTBALL a newspaper in the foot ball manner Ray Bobbins light Westinghouse pub lic relations man runs behind interference formed by po lice to evade pickets and enter the Westinghouse plant in Newark N J Friday afternoon AP Wirephoto K and A engr than once that in our time capital ism does not develop evenly but through crises and catastropies Stalin said A capitalist country which is less fortunate tries to improve its position by force of arms This brings about the splitting of the capitalist world into two hostile war The soviet leader addressed meeting in a Moscow ward on the ing board for packinghouse work ers The reported administration shuffle would turn Bowies job as price control chief over to Paul A Porter chairman of the federal communications commission Por ter formerly worked under Bowles as rent control chief and would cooperate with him closely Porter informed of the reports j said they were very interesting a but that he had no comment It was understood eve of the Russiangeneral elecj thai thelniMte ttons m which he is a candidate j thority within the administration first by influential demo dress to the soviet union since cratic leaders alarmed at the lag ging reconversion pace The shift it it does materialize union last Sept 2 In the interim Stalin a k uueb m bc a tremendous victory for SlalirTsaid blunt Wa Bowles i hardhitting oowies i the catastrophe of j who has held out for a semirigid ave beenayoidcd f a price Hne Snyder on the other hand has been more concerned with production than prices There has been friction belwecn redistribution of markets et cetera could be achieved peace fully and added Iowa Steel Men Give Views in Washington w o Iowa of steel products Washington manufacturers gave their views Friday to the sen ate small business committee Charles L Knowles of Kingsley said that all price controls should be abolished to restore competi tion and production Q C Delsman Des Moines de clared that small industries faced a 50 per cent or complete curtail ment ol production because of a lack of steel tionwide steel strike to bring it to a head They disagreed sharply on how much price relief the steel in dustry would need to pay the 184 cent hourly wage increase urged by the president to end the walkout of 750000 CIO steel workers ounce short of 8 born Saturday to Lowes Have Son Hollywood son weigh ing just an pounds was Ruby Keeler former screen star who is the wife Broker John Lowe The Lowes have 2 other 3 and Chris tine Ann 13 months ;