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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTORY ANS ARCHIVES DE3 UOINE8 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL TTT Associated Press and United Press Full Leased wires MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy STUDY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 3 194fi This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection One No REVIVAL MEASURES by Probe Attack Hiker on North lowan A J Cogley of Kossuth county Wednesday was investigating an attack on Berl Morman 33 garage mechanic at Emmetsburg who was brought to a hospital at Algona late Tuesday afternoon beaten and unconscious Morman was found in his car on U S highway 18 9 miles west of Algpna There were no indications that lie had been robbed Investigation by oificers led to the discovery of Earl Ver Heist discharged veteranof World war II who told officers Morman had picked him up while he was hitch hiking from the west coast to Clear Lake where his wife and month old child are staying Sheriff Cogley said Ver Heist told him he had come by truck from Sioux City to Emmetsburg when Morman picked him up to continue eastward According to Ver Heists story Morman had been drinking and was not in condition to drive the car Ver Heist asked him to let him take the wheel Morman re fused and when Ver Heist forced him aside and took over the driv ers seat a fight resulted Ver Heist said is was necessary for him to knock Morman out for the safety of the occupants of the car and others using the highway Ver Heist was taken to Algona by Louis Wehrstan a farmer to whom he told the storyon the way totown Sheriff Cogley said a blood test of Morman had been taken STRIKE GROUNDS NORTHWEST LINE Planes Are Held Up by MechanicsRift St Paul Minn North west Airlines planes were grounded Wednesday in a surprise mechanics strike and negotiations were started almost immediately to settle the labor dispute and get the planes back into the air Representatives of the company the Independent International As sociation of Machinists and tha railway mediation board met shortly after 9 a m in the com panys offices in an effort to end the walkoot the first to close down a major airline on a nation wide basis The immediate cause of the sud den calling of the strike which went into effect at 5 a m was a rock bottom contract of fer made by the company Tues day according to Joseph P Ram sey grand lodge representative of the union The union according to Ramsey is asking for an 18 cents per hour increase in the minimum rates which would bring the hourly rate up to for me chanics Buys Large Store Washington F Freshwaters feed store owner Tuesday purchased Washingtons largest building the 5 story brick structure housing the National bank and Hotel Washington The purchase price was reported to be Former owners were 4 heirs of Marsh W Bailey presents a grotesjue her aftersecnon a mass of wreckage Lower eTeTfTy is shown in Uture the USS Independence Thedecks of this jnreat car Ceaf the planes and tanks foamed Predict 1300 Fatalities in 4 Day Holiday Chicago UR National Safety council predicted Wednes day that 1300 persons will be killed accidentally throughout the U S during thelpng Fourth holi through Sunday Of these it said 450 will die m traffic crashes while 850 will be killed by fireworks droivninf falling down stairs and the like Pointing out that thereis a time Jag beforethe deaths of all injured persons are reportedthe council saidthat ofthe total of 1300 expected deaths 800 will die immediately and 500 later Expected traffic deaths by days The Fourth 85 Friday 50 Sat urday 60 and Sunday 80 Weather Report Mason FORECAST City Becoming partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday scattered showers Thursday night high tempera tures Thursday in mid80s Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday Brief scattered thundershowers in northwest and extreme west portion warmer east portion Wednes day night moderately warm Thursday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Moderately warm Thursday Scattered light showers Wed nesday night and scattered brief showers ors thundershowers Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Wednesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum go 53 67 73 53 i isslpp Sot 12 votes in the allNegro community of Mound Arrest 7 Ppixnnc ar Bayou Miss in Tuesdays demo CISUIIS OI America 1st Meeting voting in Mississippi 14 SHIPS OR BADLY HORT IN BOMB BLAST General McAuliffe Says Weapon Could Force Any Nation to Give Up Aboard U S S Appalachian fP of Bikinis 73 target warships jelt Mondays whitehot atomic blast the navy reported Wednesday with damage from to tal to negligible Six remained dangerously radio active Wednesday Five including one modern cruiser were sunk 9 others including 2 battleships 2 cruisers and a carrier were heav ily damaged Damage to small craft was not tallied The armys official ground forces observer Maj Gen An thony McAuliffe concluded the new weapon could force any na tion even the United States to quit a war although he believed it would be more effective against cities and industries thanmilitary targets I hope I never see another one like that thing he sighed to news men He said he knew of no de fense except to shoot it down or to send airborne troops to its source of production in an enemy country He said he did not believe any man could have survived on the decks of the target vessels in the innermost hardesthit group Test animals left aboard the fleet survived the first blast how ever even those aboard the cen trallyanchored Nevada still lived But whether their exposure to atomic rays would prove fatal within the next few days was to be determined Sailors said one goat on the Nevadas quarterdeck was mighty sick Similarly 8 white rats survived a ride directly through the atomic cloud itself but they may die within 3 or 4 days Col R E Jarmon chief of the armys Wright field evaluation board re ported The rats were the sole passengers in a B17 drone Centrallyanchored target ships still were emitting deadly rays Wednesday said reports from Vice Adm W H P Blandys flag shin the Mt McKinley Included in this hot group to 59 BILBO LEADS IN MISSISSIPPI Representative Rankin Wins in Primary Vote Miss Iheo G Bilbo gained ground on his 4 opponents Wednesday as be lated returns piled in and it ap peared that he won renomination m Tuesdays Mississippi demo cratic primary election Theunofficial count from 1433 of the stales 1701 gave Bilbo a 2516 vote edge Bilbo who campaigned on a evaluation platformof white Mississippi got 12 votes in the n AT unity Tuesdays cratic primary election Unless Bilbo obtains a major ity of the total votes cast he will face Ellis former state supreme City Mo court cleric in a runoff persons had been arrested Wed Rep John E Rankin who had S it 1s a of GeraW L K also built his race on a white stand in Kansas premacy ticket won renomina were the Nevada Arkansas sub marine Skate transport Critten den a yard oil tender and a float ing drydock The Skate was beached at Enyo island more than 4 miles from Bikini because navy officers feared its radioactivity might contaminate Bikinis swim ming beach All vessels are expected to be ruled safe by Thursday The waters of the lagoon itself were termed safe Wednesday except in the immediate vicinity of the ra diating ships Studies of animals injuries will probably show whether enough crewmen would have remained to operate the stricken ships con cluded Dr Carl Compton of the Massachusetts Instituteof Tech nology Heheads President Tru mans evaluation board and member of chiefs of sUff Russia placing the administration under the Big 4 LEGioirnjuRNEY AUGUST 1 TO 3 SPORTS BULLETIN EFhVSHl servers had feared wnuirf Iugnl In a revival tent Wednesday that the Iowa punctuated with race trouble if eyes of two American Legion Junior Baseball 3ilhnc art m pollcemen tournament at Mason City would JUbos art Two persons beld Aug 1 2 and 3 or one aim a a c c fight threatened No blows were scheduled i struck Five others had been ar rested Monday night The only Inland Coast Guard the Ohio river at LouisvilleKy picketed See General PeaceParley in Few Weeks Paris possibility that a 21nation peace conference might be convened here in a mat ter of weeks was forecast by com petent observers Wednesday amid indications that the foreign minis ters council was near agreement on all important phases of the Italian peace treaty j Chief point still to be resolved by the 4 foreign ministers was thequestion of how the city ot Trieste should be administered under a French proposal for in ternationalization of the disputed proposal on which the council agreed in principle Tues widespread belief day There was however that this issue would not prove too difficult and that U S Secretary of State James F Byrnes might realize his desire that a general peace conference be convoked before the end of the month Soviet Foreign Minister Vyache slav Molotov himself was quoted by a British spokesman as saying after Tuesdays council meeting that the 4 powers had come so close to settling the Trieste prob lem that a few more talks should produce a concrete proposal which would be taken before a peace conference The meeting Tuesday ended with the UnitedStates and Great Britain holding out for United Na tions supervision of an interna week earlier than originally Vogel University of Iowa base coach and of uau coacn ana state chairman nf vet junior bafebaT com Clown Dies But Leaves Em Laughing St Louis yard in front of the Shriners hospital was lined with crippled children Tues the time of their hves For them it was circus day The cast of the Shriners annual circus which opened Monday night was on hand And the elephants the trick especially clowns Cametime for thelast act and up stepped Arthur Borella of GaU veston the violinplaying clown Old Art probably has made more young hearts glad than any other clown in the world Hes 72 years old He dumped his stovepipe hat back at a funny angle and said Now follow me kids Old Art began playing Jingle BeUs The children forgot about their twisted limbs and their many hurts They relaxed in their and began to sing at the top of Jhelr longs Here I go said old Art He stepped back and fell The kids thought it was part of the act Art was dead of a heart ail ment but as the saying goes he left em laughing Major Markets Continue to Get Big Share of Livestock TJift TMJJTjvri r The major markets to get the lions share of the live stock Wednesday despite cautious price increases by interior Iowa had stood since 1919 Meanwhile the U S consumer had only scattered pieces of a and southern Minnesota packers in an attempt to pick up some of the shipments An additional Increase of 10 aeauerea pieces ol a jig cents on hogs was announced by price Puzzle Wednesday to in Jacob E Decker and Sons in his future financial picture son City WeSnesday bringing their ut he glimpsed higher costs In a top to as compared with few of thcm White it was too early to determ would continue light the old OPA price of Hor mell at Austin quoted even with Mason City while Wilson at Al bert Lea was 15c above them Both Minnesota points announced Wednesday morning their entire price increases above old OPA ceilings Both Waterloo and Cedar Rap ids markets made bids for the hog flow Wednesday Waterloo jumped its bid from to higher than Tuesday for a 60 top Cedar Rapids was high er with a top For the third consecutive day cattle prices on the Sioux City market hit a new alltime high when a load lot of choice 1150 1200 pound beeves sold for per hundredweight Wednesday But receipts remained light in Mason City despite Tuesdays price increase of 60 cents and a spokes man for Deckers an Armour unit said that it was expected that de liveries locally No cattle were received at the Mason City packing plant this week and there seemed no incli nation to go after any by increas ing prices above old OPAceil ings At the major markets the bnlk of the livestock was going to east ern order buyers the recognized midwestern packers seeminuly prefering to await stabilizaiion of the market following congression al action expected next week Trade observers said the pack ers were staying out of the market while waiting to see if OPA will be revived The concensus was that if packers pay higher prices now than the former OPA ceil ings and OPA later is restored to control all subsidies might be withheld from their June kill of livestock Early reports from Chicago ion stockyards Wednesday indicat ed hog prices were on the way back upstairs after a dropoff Tuesday of as much as a hun dredweight on top quality No early quotations were found on cattle which turned up 12000 salable head and 300 consigned di rect to packinghouses This was the largest Wednesday figure since February A total of 14000 salable and 3 000 packer consigned hogs showed up in the pens in the early hours compared with Tuesdays 19000 and 4000 respectively Wednesday mornings top price was with many loads of the large movement being held for still higher figures Mondays top was and Tuesdays A week ago hogs sold at time high mark Tuesday of after breaking the former record Monday at A high of 2150 me overall trends in the costs of everyday necessities the consum ertook note of record high prices Tuesday for cattle aboveceiling payments for hogs and varying in creases some places in what he pays for butter poultry milk cheese flour and a few other items particularly rent Offsetting these advances how ever were steady price levels in many another commodity plus pledges from business and industry to keep them that way wherever possible The Wholesale Food Institute ot Iowa which claims to represent more than 85 per cent of the inde pendent wholesale and retail food distributors in the state Tuesday pledged its members not to In crease the margin of profit per mitted under OPA controls Regarding rents John Seller OPA rent control executive Tues day issued a statement declaring lowans in general are holding the line on rents and respecting Governor Blues emergency proc lamation Gov Robert D Blue Monday had proclaimed a state of emerg ency in the state and asked citi zens to observe former OPA rent ceilings In an opinion requested by Blue Attorney General John M Ran kin said Tuesday that the gover nor of Iowa does not have the power to effect rent and price con trol in the state Rapids Mich store no limit on butter at 5150 a pound Housewives stood in line before a Scranton Pa food market to buy butter at 90 cents a pound Meat prices went up 6 to 8 cents a pound in some Philadelphia stores Used car prices skyrocketed in many instances At Grand Rapids Mich a used car lot offered a 1946 model car for A major washing machine com pany advised its 7000 dealers to maintain present ceiling prices for the time being The OPA reported that steaks were bringing or more in Den ver and butter a pound in Boston The price of snap beans nearly doubled in Boston the OPA said and crates of California oranges were above ceiline New York OPA officials said some electric toasters were selling at The ceiling price was S3 In Little Rock Ark OPA reported A Grand advertised of 1000 board feet in 2by Prices Per The wing of a bee makes no of a fly 330 190 wasp BILLS SENT TO SENATE GROUP FOR APPROVAL Senator ODaniel Quits Blocking Effortson Price Control Moves Washington measures to revive price controls reached the senate banking committee for consideration Wednesday after Senator ODaniel DTexas abandoned the blocking tactics that had stalled them for 3 days ODaniel gave up after making a jocular motion to refer the bills to the committee on pensions He said that seemed the logical place for them as 65000 former employes of OPA now have noth ing to do Majority Leader Barldey sug gested ODaniels motion was out of order and Senator Maybank DS Car acting president pro tempore upheld Barkley The two already passed by the house the other introduced in the senate by Bank ing Committee Chairman Wagner identical Each would grant OPA a tem porary extension of life until July 20 to give congress time to work out permanent legislation if possible There appeared meanwhile several signs that the coalition which molded the Price Situation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The price picture Tuesday at the end of the nations 2nd OPAless day hit record high at some markets meat be gins to reappear in butcher shops the customer pays more Other poultry mik cheese flour in upsurge but other items generally steady in many places tenant complaints multiply states and cities study or impose control plans Clothing Generally little change higher prices Stock Market 4month low in sales no great price change drop textiles at OPA levels higher wage demands if prices get out of hand the line promises in ever increasing numbers vetoed OPA extender might be falling apart Senator Murdock DUtah said that as a member of the banking committee he has received con crete indications that some demo crats who joined in whittling down OPA have had a change of heart I think the president has solidified his party behind his position on the price control ques tion as it never was solidified before Murdock told a reporter He added that the 283 to 61 house vote Monday for 20day Stop gap controls with Kep Roe of Maryland as the sole democrat opposing indicated a trend that may provide good news for OPA in the senate Republicans declared however they will not agree to restore price controls without sharp re strictions in OPA authority Chairman Taft Ohio of the minority steering committee said he personally is willing to com promise some of the provisions of an extension measure But he added that many of his colleagues want to reenact without material change the bill Mr Truman vetoed There is some republican sen timent too to let OPA lie dor mant until the full effects of the agencys death can be assessed Senator Moore Okla put this sentiment Into words in a radio address Tuesday night in which he said he had heard of nothing in the first 2 days without price control to indicate a national col lapse or uncontrolled inflation In a later broadcast Stabiliza tion Director Chester Bowles who has resigned effective July 10 cautioned that living costs would double within 20 days if the Prfisent upward trend of com modity prices coniinued Bowles acknowledged that he did not look for such a thing to happen in that period but he as serted that the first days price and rent increases are only a taste of what lies ahead if we accept anything less than really effective price and rent control legislation Meanwhile the bureau of labor statistics said its price index for basic commodities climbed only of I per cent Tuesday after Mondays sudden 36 per cent UD surge ;