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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OEPARTMEHT HISTOftY AMO ARCHIVES HO I NEB I A VOL MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS ME1GHBOKJ Associated Prea and United Press Full Leased Wirci MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 5 1946 laper Consfato ot Two EMUonsSeetioa 231 PA APPROPRIATIONS UNDER FIRE Holiday Death TollIowaS Nation 162 6 OF TOTAL IN STATE DIE BY CAR ACCIDENTS Fatalities in U S Fall Far Below Safety Councils Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The long Fourth of July week end opened with 8 accidental deaths in Iowa 6 of them from traffic accidents while the na tions toll showed at least 162 per sons suffered violent deaths No violent deaths were re ported in North Iowa The nations toll of violent deaths a survey disclosed was far below the estimate which had been forecast by the National Safety Council tor Independence Day and the extended 4day hol iday At Correctionville Iowa Floyd Ashby 28 and John H Jack Hansen 34 were killed when their car was struck by a Chicago and Northwestern pas senger train Thursday Ashbys wife Hazel was ser iously injured The A s h b y s were returning home from a Fourth of July ball game and had given Hansen a lift The accident occurred within sight of the home of Hansens par ents All 3 were Correctionville residents At Durant Iowa 2 members of a Highland Park JMich family were fatally injured when their car struck a bridge abutment on highway 6 Dead were Mrs Harry Ellsberg about 45 and Glory Ellsbers 13 Hospitalized in Dav enport with Injuries were flarry Ellsbety 57 and Daniel Ellsberff 15 The Ellshergswere driving to Denver Colo to attend a birthday celebration Two Des Moines residents were fatally injured Wednesday night Charles A Conaway 60 was killed when hit by an automobile atan outlying intersection Elisha McClain 76 died of injuries suf fered when he was struck by a bus Another elderly pedestrian was fatally injured Wednesday at Le Mars Iowa when she was struck by a Chicago and Northwestern freight train while walking up town from her home She was Miss Mary Jane Richardson 68 who in Plymouth county At West Okoboji lake a Fourth of July picnic of a group of Es therrille Iowa residents ended in tragedy when Doreen Wilson 8 yearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Verle Wilson drowned when a boat capsized in Haywards bay The midweek toll of violent deaths also included a nonholi day accident near Ottumwa Iowa Wednesday afternoon A navy training planefrom the naval air station there crashed and killed Lt J GI Edward Howard Creegan of Albany N Y and S Jack Delaine Cooklin of Woodburn Iowa The nationwide survey showed traffic accidents leading the list of II fatalities with 73 At least 46 per sons drowned In holiday outings violent deaths from miscel laneous causes totaled at least 43 On the Fourth ot July last year a had lived since 1880 Wednesday 159 deaths persons suffered The national safety council estimated 800 immediate deaths loathe 4day holiday with 275 traffic fatalities They had fore cast 75 traffic deaths Thursday Ohio had the most deaths over the holiday with 17 including 9 traffic fatalities Fire Destroys 2nd Grain Elevator in Indiana in 2 Days Carthage Ind was estimated at approximately Friday as a result of a fire at the Carthage Grain companys eleva tor fire in 2 days Owners discounted the possibili ty of arson but said they had been unable to determine how the fire started ijju nicucer head of the Kansas Bureau of In vestagatton termed completely preposterous wide rumors of an organized plot to destroy grain elevators through out the wheat belt The Huntertown Grain and Lumber companys elevator lo cated 9 miles south of Fort Wayne Ind had been destroyed by fire Wednesday with damage estimat n and of ed at r quadruplet IN U SNorah Carpenter and her 3 ur leave La Guardia airport at New York Friday after their ar w or ray aer er ar rival by plane from London Seated in the car are Madeline lef Sael and Maureen seated on mothers Holding Madeline is Jack JNoratt wiJi many as soon as AP Oto New York Nora Carpenter slim attractive British barmaid was reunited Friday with the American veteran who fathered her quadruplets and who now plans to marry her and g ive her 3 surviving children his name The father publicity shy William Red Thompson a Pittsburgh commercial printer who met aud fell in love with Miss Carpenter while stationed with the army in England was not at the airport to meet meeting was a private affair Strict orders had been left that they were not to be disturbed and darkhaired Miss Carpenter emphasized the point by slamming the door as she entered thesuite where Thompson awaited her Frienos said that Miss Carpenter and Thompson would marry within a week fulfilling their determination that had been frustrated for 2 y years by of Thompsons wife to give him a divorce An hour and 53 minutes after their transAtlantic plane landed Miss Carpenter and the children Madeline Maureen and Michael were taken from the airport in a taxicab to meet Thompson at a Miss Carpenter was riervous and her temper short She had agreed to talk briefly with reporters in the airport dining room Set July 25 for Underwater Test of Atom Bomb at Bikini Full Dress Rehearsal Scheduled for July 19f Expect 70 Foot Wave Aboard U S S Mi McKinley AdmTW H P Blandy Friday set July 25 as the tentative date for the detonation of Bikinis 2nd atomic bomb this one an attack against hulls It will be exploded slightly Bunder the sur face of the lagoon A fulldress rehearsal was scheduled for July 19 The chief of task force one told newsmen hehad scaled down his original estimates of a 100foot wave resulting from the sub surface blast The wave he said probably would be not more than 70 feet This would be enough to send green over Bikini island Blandy expects some form of radioactive cloud to result from the spray blown up from the un derwater explosion Contamina tion of ships by the spray and by solid water tossed onto their decks are expected to be a factor in de laying their return for inspection The admiral in a reappraisal of the airborne drop termed it a miss of appreciable dimensions because of wind and other uncon trollable factors but asserted how ever that nothing went wrong with this test to prevent it from being a complete success As greater refinements in cal culations are made he said the airborne bomb will be shown to be stronger than first estimated and closer o the Nagasaki bomb in potency It was not just a firecracker Blandy declared The admiral said the test was a success because the target fleet was arrayed to take care of the possibility of a miss He cited ships heavily damaged as an ex ampleof howa good crosssection can be affected Arkansas the cf a modern the battleship heavy cruiser Pensacola the light cruiser Sakawa a submarine and transports submarine and In addition the carrier Indepen Capt Shields Warren radiologi cal specialist reported meantime that about 10 of the 3600 ani mals aboard the target fleet died from the atomic blast radiation or drowning Milk Cream T3p Eslherville and cream have ices of milk been advarTced 3 cents here Dealers said the advance was approved prior OPAs expiration TELL DANGER TO ATOMIC RECORDS Data Nearly Lost as Plane Battled Storm Philadelphia desperate battle scientists played to keep vi tally important atom bomb records from being lost In a stormtossed army transport plane was recount ed Friday by a Philadelphia news paperman who said he is still shaky from the experience At one time we thought we would have to bail out and lose the records froih Bikini said Al fred M Klein a staff correspond ent for the Philadelphia Record He said the huge transport ran into a thunderstorm over Nebras ka early Thursday The storm lasted about 30 mmutes Klein said a copyrighted story I sawthem the scientists dis regard the pilots orders to take to their parachutes They threw themselves on the heavy cases and instruments which had torn loose from their lashings By holding down the boxes and steel cases with their boflies they prevented them from crashing into the tail of the plane and ripping out the sides of our C54 Klein said the planes flight aft er passing over Nebraska was normal The ship landed at Day ton Ohio for minor motor adjust ments and then continued to Wash ington where it landed at a m CST Holiday Highway Travel Proves Too Much for Iowas War Weary Cars Des Moines Fourth of July highway parade was too much for a number of Iowa war weary automobiles State patrolmen said many such cars stalled because of defective fuel pumps blowouts and other misadventures On a single trip between Des Moines and Indianola one patrol crew assisted 18 immobile motor KICKED BY COW raphers snapped numerous sic tures as she and the children walked from the customs office Attorney Keller said Miss Car not obtained a license yet be cause Pennsylvania law re quires a blood test of both prin ciples and a 3 day wait after ap plication Miss Carpenter and Thompson attracted worldwide attention when on Feb 27 1944 she gave birth to the quadruplets 2 girls and 2 boys at Heanor Eng She had met and fallen in love with Thompson a year before when he visited the pub where she worked as a barmaid Thompson admitted immediate ly that he was the father of the children and said he wanted to marry their mother as soon as he could get a divorce from his wife in Pittsburgh Meanwhile Thompsons wife Eleanor whom he married Nov 11 1941 announced that she would not give him a divorce be cause of her religion She was a Roman Catholic and Thompson was a nonCatholic They had no children 80 Head of Cattle Sell for West head of purebred Holstein cattle were sold at auction this week at the Paul P Stewart farm near Maynard the gross amount received totaling bull sired by that a iaead of The lop bull Sunbeam Pride brought the top price of and went to the Clyde Hill farms fn Missouri Another ass j top cow a 4yearold sold for and went to the Maytag farms at Newton Buyers from all over the United 5Ktes the sale The most buver was from Colombia outh Three bull calves ranging from to and 2 heifer calves at and went to this breeder An estimated 2000 persons were at the sale After more than 40 years of de veloping a herd that gained na tional and worldwide recognition let them go on the auction ij nici C B SmithPincori nine Mirh was the auctioneer BIG 4 COUNCIL SETS JULY 29 PEACE PARLEY Ministers Finally Agree on Italy Reparations After 7 Hour Session Paris foreign minis ters of the big 4 drafted invita tions Friday for a general Euro pean peace conference tobe held in Paris July 29 lor debate on treaties intended to end Wnrld war II for Italy and the axis satellites In a 7 hour and 40 minute ses sion which lasted into the early hours Friday morning the diplo matic representatives of Great Britain France Soviet Russia and the United States reached aeree ment on Italian the final major point blocking repara tion of treaty fixed for the peace conference The deputy foreign ministers assembled to draw up a suggested invitation for submission to their chiefs An American source said that after approving the wording and pn clean up odds and ends in the 5 treaty Italy Finland Romania Hungary and Bulgaria they will submit to the conference The 21nation general confer of Australia Bel gium Brazil ByeloRussia Can ada China Czechoslovakia Ethio pia France Great Britain Greece India The Netherlands New Zea land Norway Poland the Ukraine the Afri ca the Soviet Unionthe United States and not have the final say on the treaties Russia has insisted on strict ad herence to the terms of the Mos cow agreement of last December under which the bisr 4 are to draw up the final treaties after studying the advice of the peace confer Foreign Secretary Ernest Beyin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault all h indicated that they intend to pi for serious consideration of the advice of the conferees when the council meets again after the peace conference to complete the final treaties The ministers settled their last major conflict Italian repara tions By an agreement providing that Italy must pay Russia 000000 from munitions factories from her assets abroad and from current production over a 7year period Italy was given u Zyear period of grace before beginning the payments from current pro duction however The only item now on the agen da which still might cause trouble was the issue of freedom of navt gation on the Danube Settlement of the reparations question represented a partial vic tory for Russian Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M Molotov who had insisted that some reparations come from current production and Bevin succeeded in 2ycar moratorium By the same token the fixing of a date for the peace conference was a victory for Byrnes who had threatened to toss the whole ques tion of the peace into the lap of the United Nations general assem bly if Russia persisted in her re fusal to approve a general peace conference this summer gaining the however Danish Press Lashes Indecency at Dance for American Sailors Copenhagen a front page headline reading indecency in front of spectators the con servative National Tidcnde pro tested Friday against shocking episodes at a pier dance arranged m connection with an American naval visit here Several of Copenhagens fastest girls were among the guests on the pier last night the paper said They behaved like hussies from harbor joints Equipped with beer bottles they allowed them selves to be pawed by American sailors in front of thousands ot to Axel Dessau chairman of the Danishallied committee which Ssilors LOOKS AT EVICTION Brient and his son Gary 4 look at an eviction notice as they sit in the living room of a Dallas Texas apartment Brient is a ten ant in an apartment building owned by Mike ODaniel son of Senator W Lee ODaniel of Texas AP Wirephoto Dallas Tex exarmy private who has been served with an eviction notice by his land lord the son of TJ S Sea W Lee Pappy ODaniel said a veter ans group would picket the build ing Friday Wesley Brient 33 said members of the American Veterans Com mittee at Southern Methodist uni versity had made plans for a 2 hour protest parade in front of the 16unit apartment buildingowned by Mike ODaniel Brient said he was confident the protest would be staged despite the fact that young ODaniel him self is a veteran Brient who returned 13 days ago from 10 months overseas serv ice in the Pacific said he in tended to fight the eviction notice served him by ODaniel son of the junior Texas senator who taxed his lungs in a marathon ef fort to talk the OPA to death on the senate floor Brient said he hoped rent con trol would be restored so I can sit back and laugh at the ODan iels ODaniel who was discharged as a 2nd lieutenant only 2 weeks ago after 2 years army service told the United Press that Im only trying to be fair in this He said he wanted to rent the apartment to members of his OWD family Prices Show Rise in U S as 1st OPAless Week Nears End Runaway in Majority of Cities Butter Milk Are Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The American laborer business man farmer and housewife paid more for many necessities of life Friday as the first weeks test of a peacetime freeprice economy drew to a close and congress got set for a showdown on whetherto hard the costcontrol reins back to OPA Stocks were mostly quiet in an other slow session at the New York stock exchange and cotton was off 80 cents to more than a dollar a bale when trading was re sumed Friday In Chicago hog receipts were heavy but trading was slow at the opening Cattle arrivals exceeded expectations with 9700 head ar riving as compared to a forecast of 5000 Sheep receipts also were better than expected Although some of the nations major cities and rural areas came through the first lew OPAless days without a noticeable dent in the pocketbook there was ample indication that most of the country was not so fortunate Meat prices all but staged a runaway in a majority of cities although some industry spokes men said they were still under black market levels and would be gin to ease downward once the longbare counters were filled arain Butler and milk costs spurted upward in a quick getaway but they were far behind the meat pace Rent boosts caused turmoil in many places However littleor no change in these items was reported from such points as Chicago Atlantic Memphis Columbus Birmingham Shreveport and the larger cities of Arkansas which also had steady price levels in most other every day commodities Meat up was the reply from almost was up as much as 50 per cent in such points as Los Angeles New York City and San Bernardino Cal The rise at other places Fniladelphia 23 to 60 per cent Omaha beef 40 per cent Richmond Va ham and steak 85 per Washington D C 7 to 8 cents a pound Portland Ore 50 per cent wholesale and 20 to 30 per cent retail Also in an upward spiral were the costs of restaurant meals ho tel accommodations and bread an Associated Press survey showed In New York City the whole sale food price index of 31 com modities was since the 457 of July 29 1920 Vicious Turtle Causes Automobue Accident Milwaukee and Mrs Gustav Riebow found a turtle in their back yard and decided the proper thing to do was to take 11 out into the country While enroute in the Riebow auto the turtle a snapper got loose and bit Diebow He losl control of the car and ran info tree Mrs Riebow suffered cuts on the forehead The turtle plodded away from the scene Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Little change in temperature with maximum Saturday about 85 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scattered light showers northwest anc extreme west portions Moder ately warm Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Scattered light showers south portion Friday night and Saturday fore noon Seasonable temperatures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending 8 oclock Friday morning Minimum At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 83 63 71 88 59 BRIDGES TRIES TO KEEP FUNDS OUT OF DEBATE Claims Porter Cannot Testify Before Senate Group on OPA Finances Washington Bridges RN H tried Friday to keep the senate appropriations committee from even talking about hew money for the stricken but stillfighting OPA Bridges took the stand that OPA s legally dead He said therefore he committee can not even hear cstimony byPrice Administrator Paul Porter on a OPA appropriation bill Chairman McKellar 3ridges told reporters delayed an mmediate decision Porter called on congress to re vise another bill extending OPA or a year to get it more closely n line with President Trumans recommendations His cry of dissatisfaction with he compromise measure worked out under the leadership Sena tor Barkley DKy apparently disturbed its supporters Advised of Porters statement Barkley grimly told reporters I have no comment Barkley apparently had counted on the support of both Porter and President Truman for the new bill drafted as a substitute for he OPA extender Mr Truman vetoed last week The Kentuckian said he will attempt to bring the measure before the senate as soon as pos sible It may be delayed until next week by opponents however Senator ODaniel DTex who filibustered to delay passage of the original extension bill said he intends to talk against the new bill at every opportunity and as long as he can He hopes ODaniel said that the continued non existence of OPA will prove to the public that the agency is not needed On the senate floor Barkley said the new measure is not yet printed and he would delay at tempts to begin senate action un til copies arrived possibly later Friday The bill as amended by the sen ate banking committee over the protests of Senator Taft DOhio docs not go far enough He said It contains undesirable features While Porter did not elaborate on provisions of the bill he re gards as objectionable it was un derstood that these include CD Amendments which outlaw a requirement that manufacturers produce lowcost clothing 2 A provision for special pricing of cotton and woolen textiles 3 An agreement restoring the prewar profit margins of automobile deal ers and household appliance dis tributors 4 Possibly provisions transferring authority and food prices to the secretaryof agricul ture and 5 Those setting up new proceedings and removal of price ceilings The senate apparently was in for a hot fight on the bill Its fate there In the house and at the executive mansion will de termine when and if he ceilinss that collapsed last Sunday mid night are to be restored The measure approved 12 to 5 Thursday night by the senate banking committtee differed in only 2 major particulars from the one President Truman vetoed with the comment that it was an im possible piece of legislation Nevertheless the involving profit formulas for man ufacturers wholesalers and retail such that republican Senator Taft of Ohio declared open war on the revision and an nounced he would battle it on the senate floor There it went Friday with the blessing of majority Leader Bark ley of Kentucky 9 other demo cratic members of the committee and 2 republicans Taft and 4 other republicans including Bourke B Hickenlooper of Iowa voted against it in committee Barkley told reporters he had every reason to believe the bill will not be disapproved by the president if it clears the senate and house He qualified his state ment by saying he had not talked about the bill to Mr Truman who is spending the 4th of July holiday in the Maryland mountains However Barkley announced that Price Administrator Paul Porter had pronounced the 2 prin cipal amendments workable and had stated he would not recom mend a veto because of them Porter sat in with the committee during most of its daylong delib eration Thursday Taft had insisted that producers manufacturers and processors should be entitled to their prices during a prewar base period plus average unit corf rises since The committee accepted that general formula but under Bark leys leadership hedged it in with restrictions obnoxious to Taft ;