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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1946, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME QF HISTORY AN9 CE8 t THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires IFlve Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 6 1946 REP MAY DENIES WAR PROFIT CASE Retail Flour Prices Expected to Increase Sometime Next Week The cost of living took a jump in Mason City Saturday as a re sult the death of OPA out standing increases showing up in purchases of meat and butter Retailers who had meat few and far between were sellingfar above old ceilings Steak was priced at 79 cents a pound in one market e Butter jumped 15 cents a pound to a retail top of 81 cents a pound Saturday morning as the result of price increases by State Brand Creameries Inc retailers said The local cooperative butter dis tribution firm had stayed with the old OPA ceilings throughout the week despite increases on the Chicago market Pressure of com petition by buyers going directly to the member creameries report edly forced the local increase Sat urday Manager A L Honneberg could not be reached for com ment The increase in meat prices was not attributable to Jacob E Deck er and Sons Mason City unit of Armour and company The local packing house had maintained its wholesale prices throughout the week despite removal of govern ment subsidies and increases in the market A spokesman admitted how ever that the Decker wholesale price on meat would be increased Monday at least enough to take care of the subsidy but not as much as it already has been in creased by some selling locally Deckers have been getting in creasing numbers of n livestock it was stated No cattle were re ceived during the first days of the week but it ended with a total of 150 head as compared with 33 lastweek and 19 the week before Hog receipts were very heavy Friday and Saturday Flour also will be higher in price when next weeks stocks ap pear on the counters one grocer warned Millers already have warned that their prices would be up on next weeks shipments HOLIDAY DEATH TOLL NEAR 300 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With traffic fatalities leading the list the death toll from violent causes rapidly approached the 300 mark Saturday as the nation cele brated an extended fourth of July weekend holiday Since 6 p m local time Wed nesday at least 285 persons died violent deaths which was below the estimated total made by the national safety council It pre dicted that in the fourday holi day period 1300 persons would die violently including 450 in accidents and of the 800 probably killed out right 275 be traffic fatalities Saturdays survey showed 136 persons hacTbeen killed in traffic accidents 80 had drowned and 69 others died from miscellaneous causes Only six Delaware Georgia Maine Ver mont and Rhode a clean slate of violent deaths Weather Report FORECAST showers and thunder showers day and rf warm and humid High Satur day and Sunday about 92 Minnesota Partly cloudy skies with seasonable temperatures The new rates bcame and scattered showers and 6 P CST Friday night f iiYMc i TVlif wers an thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday IN MASON CITY lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 88 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Saturday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 75 J4 Food Prices Show Rise in Mason City BUTTER SOARS TO 81 CENTS STEAK AT 79c VETS PICKET HOME OP OPA FOE IN EVICTION ROW of the Ajmticm Dallas Texas UP Wesley Brient 33 year old veteran said Saturday he would go to court to fight eviction proceedings by his landlord the son of OPAs arch foe U S Sen W Lee Pappy O Daniel Brient said his case had been taken without fee by Morris L Jaffe counsel for the American Veterans committee Well fight this to the end Brient said He said Jaffe had told him No jury inTexas will let them put you and your family out AVC members attending South ern Methodist university threw a picket line Friday around the 16 unit apartment building owned by Mike ODaniel 26 himself a war veteran who was discharged from the army 2 weeks ago as a 2nd lieutenant Twelve veterans bearing signs which proclaimed OPA goes down ODaniel goes up picketed the building for nearly an hour Otherveterans later joinea the demonstration Young ODaniel was not in sight during the picketing Wo one an swered his telephone or doorbell One of the veterans participat ing in the picketing said his rent had been doubled since the ex piration of price control and said Brients fight is our fight and the fight of all veterans The younger ODaniel readily admitted he had served an evic tion notice on Brient but denied boosting his rent from to 5100 a month ODariier said he needed the apartment Jar his 2 stepchildren the oldest of whom is 16 years old We havent formally raised Brients rent which isnt due until the 20th but we are taking legal steps to evict him ODaniel said Not So Hot Just Feels That Way It wasnt so hot just felt that way At least that was what the weatherman tried to tell north lowans The mercury had climbed on ly to 87 degrees by I p m and the weatherman said maximum temper a t u r e s would be ap prpximatelythe same as Friday when the state high was 93 de grees at Bur lington But the humidity made it un comfortable Friday night was generally cool with a recordingas low as 62 de grees at Spencer Saturday morn ing There were scattered showers during the night over the state The weather bureau predicts warm humid weather will con tinue through Sunday with scat tered showers in the northwest and extreme west portions HUMID OPA Foes Launch New Drive on Meat Controls in Bill Taft and Wherry Lead Attempt to Break Up Compromise Measure Washington sena torial critics counted Saturday on a powerful offwithmeatceilings drive to crack open the comprom ise bill to revive price and rent controls Spearheaded by Republican Senators Tafl of Ohio and Wherry of Nebraska this fresh attempt to tie down OPA even If it wins new life sained the influential support of democratic Senator George of Georgia George told reporters he favors leaving meat off of the lists be cause he thinks most of it would go back into the black market the minute controls were restored We are going to have a meat shortage he declared but it is better to get rid of the controls Canada Takes Measures to Combat U S Rising Prices ln a Program the threat of rising prices in the United States inflation nas tne Canadian dollar Ottawa designed to I to ease par with structure Finance Minister J L Ilsley who outlined the program to the house of commons Friday night in a surprise announcement In which no referred to the recent abandonment of price control in the United said he hoped the new measures would go along way toward Tr an oar S and Canadas price control insulating Canada against orable external conditions and uiauic external conditions ana Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday easin he inflationary pressures night and Sunday Scattered wnlch now are so strong Henceforward banks end other viiivi wcja wcuij efiiu DulcIT northwest and extreme west authorized agents of the exchange portions Rather warm and hu control board will buy U S dol mid Sunday lars at SI in Canadian funds in Similarly the buying price for pounds sterling is fixed at instead of and the selling price at instead The new rates became effective at This means that Canadian firms holding U S such as hotels cafes and the tourist trade will suffer a loss of 10 cents on j x auner a loss oi iu cents on GlobeGazette weather statistics every dollar they are holding and American tourists will get only a dollars worth for their dollar in stead of worth American investments in Can ada now worth approximately 5 billion dollars are worth a half billion more than Friday The price of newsprint Can adas biggest export to the United States probably will be increased It is now a ton delivered in New York payable in U S cur rency This formerly meant in Canadian money to the manu facturers but now it means The government is expected to permit an increase in the price to make up the difference Newsprint sales in the United States now run at approximately a year The other 3 steps in the pro gram were 1 Establishment of a long list of goods and services which will remain subject to price control including virtually all household articles 2 Retention of the principles of price control on domestic products coupled with more stringent price control on imported products 3 Retention of subsidy pay ments Ilsley acknowledged that recent developments in the United States were the major factor in adoption of new program and the black market that goes with them than to attempt to set prices With the senate in recess until Monday when it will take up the disputed revival bill democratic Leader Barkley Ky forced out of the banking committee OPA opponents maneuvered to force the first test vote on the meat issue Taft said he felt confident enough democrats would go along with republicans to write the meat exemption into the bill despite content ions by administration leaders that such a move might precipitate another presidential veto Wherry told a reporter it is his judgment that if the senate re fuses to kill meat controls it wont accept any other amendments to the bill on whichBarkley is stand ing firm despite criticism of some of its terms by OPA Administrator Paul Porter Barkley and Chairman Wagner DN Y of the banking com mittee expressed hope that the senate will stick by the committee approved measure But they obvi ously had doubts about their abil ity to beat off the meat amend in a senatehouse conference That strategy worked be United States was unofficially but reliably reported Saturday RUSSIA TAKES PROPERTY IN EAST AUSTRIA Worth of Industrial Property in Soviet Ownership Vienna soviet com mand in Austria in a sudden uni lateral move Saturday announced that worth of indus trial property in eastern Austria had passed into soviet ownership along with all other German ex ternal assets in the soviet zone Chancellor Leopold Figl called his cabinet into a special meeting and General Mark Clark com mander of American fgrces in Austria immediately moved into action with messages to both the Austrian government and the so viet authorities The Russians for several months have been taking over control of properties in eastern Austria which they classified as German assets subject to seizure for repar ations under the Potsdam agree ment The order published Saturday and signed by Col Gen Kurrasov as commander in chief of soviet occupation troops in Austria ap parently was intended to legalize all these previous seizures and pave the way for complete confis cation of properties which they claim under their interpretation of Potsdam The United States has disputed this interpretation in the allied council asserting that property taken forcibly by the Germans aft er the 1338 annexation nf Austria could riot be classified as Ger man The Russians have refused to discuss the question in the council The industrial properties which the Russian claim include 64 plants with annual production valued at and represent about 75 per cent of Austrias industrial ca pacity Their loss officials said would be a blow to the struggling Austrian government which only a week ago was given a new con trol agreement granting extensive new powers Kurrasovs order although pub lished first Saturday was dated June 27 the day the allied council signed the new control agreement It provided that the transfer of ownership was to be completed in 10 days The 10 days after the date of the order expired Satur day Kurrasovs order said that Ger man property in eastern Austria which belonged to the German reich German firms corporations organizations and In fact to all physical or juridical persons has been transferred to ownership of the soviet republic as German rep arations The Russian commander ordered that the property transfers be reg irtered legally and that any shares stocks or deed which were not surrendered to the Russians were to be regarded as annulled It was the first time that Kur rasov had been introduced pub licly as commander in chief of Austria apparently confirming that Marshal Ivan Konev had been withdrawn from this post The red army newspaper here published the order prominently The industrial properties seized include a large proportion of the LANDBOUND HUCK lads who sought to convert a 50 bill they found in a dresser drawer into a rubber raft for a voyage down the East river to their Long Island city home talk it over after a policeman col lared them as they ran from a bank in New York Friday where they failed to get change for the bill Left to right they are Richard Chevak 8 John Looney 8 and James Stewart 12 AP Wirephoto Byrnes Says Red Plan Creates Peace Parley Big 4 Deadlocked on Setting Up Rules for 21 Nation Conference Paris fP British American opposition to a Russian demand that the Big Four prescribe rules of procedure for a general Euro pean peace conference this sum mer blocked efforts of the foreign ministers council Saturday to con voke the Zlnation conclave on July 29 the date already fixed Both Secretary of State James F Byrnes and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin contended throughout a stormy fourhour session Friday night that adoption of the Soviet proposal would re duce the peace parley to rubber stamp status but Russian Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M Molotov adamantly maintained his posi tion With the shadow of the big power veto clouding their efforts the ministers convened again Sat urday for renewed discussion of the problem in another effort to prepare and transmit the neces sary invitations for the peace con ference to the 17 other nations Conversations with members of the American delegation convinced observers that the basic motiva tion for U S policy was a desire to throw international problems menC in different forms large by Wherry and Senator McCarrTn the entire DNev mcoarran func and piastic production j T of the most of the t aPParently electrical industry all of the arti io gfit rid fical silk paper and glass factories including all of the window glass production and all the railroad equipment production distasteful to President Truman that he vetoed it The drive against meat controls Mpxiranc rr took precedence over an effort by 1T1CAIU1I15 It Taft to restore a modified version D J of his manufacturers profits I rCSldCnt LongrCSS amendment which Mr Truman made the major basis for his vtto Top Secret Atomic Bomb Film Is Stolen mi guarantee me voters a secret cal a Iaree lot and an honest count as they h ri toPsecret atomic select a new executive 174 depu rcchel ties and 58 senators Mexico City 3000 000 Mexicans will choose a new president and congress for Mexi co Sunday For the first time in four cen turies the federal government will run the election in an effort to guarantee the voters a secret bal Heading up the presidential race is Miguel Aleman former ia iviiguei pieman lormer A courier reportedly relaxed secretary of the interior supported his vigilance over the 30 to 40by the powerful government in pound package at New York City stitufional party and faced with to make a telephone call either at strong opposition from Ezequiel the air terminal or rail station Padilla former minister of for while on his way to Rochester N eign affairs backed by the Mexi Y where the film was to be develcan democratic party oped A man the reports here said 1 From VJ day to the end of into an arena where the big power veto could not be exercised These sources said that without theveto the western powers have the votes to beat Russia on a con flict and that Mololov realizes this which is he reason for his insistence that the he has veto the rules for the peace conference where he does not PRESIDENT SEES PARLEY SUCCESS Gettysburg ra Truman expressed high hopes Saturday for the success of the coming treaty conference in dedi cating the nation anew to the search for eternal peace in a work united Standing on ground hallowed by the blood of countless heroes of a country which found strength and united after four years ol war and sacrifice the presiden sauhope for similar unity among nations of the world Reading the inscription peace eternal in a nation united at the base of the Gettysburg peace monument Mr Truman solemnly told reporters that it it were changed to substitute world for nation it would be ideal British Press Snubs Wells Attack Against Royal Family newspapers and radio newscasts Saturday ignored an attack by AuthorHistorian H G Wells on the royal fam ily Wells raised the question whether the monarchy was involved in payments which a government minister has declared were made by Benito Mussolini to Sir Oswald Mosley British fascist leader before the war Wells article was published In the Socialist Leader a compara lively obscure weekly paper of the extreme leftwing indepcndcn labor parly Buckingham palace declined comment However Sir Ulick Alex ander keeper of the privy purse when asked if the royal family had aided Mosley exclaimed God no Wells secretary said he had no further comment Douglas Rogers editor of the Socialist Leader said Wells was an occasional contributor to the periodical Rogers said he dis cussed Wells criticism of the royal family before the author copnposed the article and that he was confident that Wells would not have asked the questions hd did concerning Mosley without some good basis Rogers added that he regarded the 79 year old Wells as a writer of international reputation and believed he had given the matter serious thought before writing the article He emphasized that Wells re publican views were well known and said that he was not sur prised at the tone of the criticism However he suggested that the wording did not constitute a charge but rather asked a ques tion as to any connection of the royal family with aid to Mosley The Wells article printed a the back of the smallsize 8page periodical began The genuine democratic com munities throughout the world need to know what is going on in this hushed up business of the huge Mosley funds and how far our own royal family is involvec in this affair If it is then there is every rea son why the House of Hanover should follow the House of Savoy former Italian ruling family into the shadows of exile ana leave England to return to its ok and persistent republican trad tion x x x The article offered no proof a basis for the questions raised on activities of the royal family SENATE PROBES ILLINOIS FIRMS MUNITION DEAL Reveal Check From Combine Cashed by an Andrew J May BULLETIN Washington fP Chairman Andrew J May DKy of the house military committee as serted Saturday that I did not profit in any way or respect from war contracts of an Il linois munitions combine Washington senate in vestigation of the wartime deals of an Illinois munitions combine dredged up testimony Saturday of more than of its money go ing to a kentucky lumber company whose agent was Andrew J May Furthermore it was shown an A J May cashed a combine check for This produced a demand from ienator Mitchell that Chairman Andrew J May D of the house military com mittee be brought before the in vestigators Mitchell also added to the com mittee record a statement that one Ben Field wanted to make a contribution to his campaign He said Field made the offer after giving him an argument that the senate investigating committee was persecuting the Erie Basin Metal Products company This is one of the firms in the group un der investigation He asked that Field be subpoenaed Mitchell maaeliis demand for bringing Rep May before the com mittee after hearing testimony from a government accountant that the combine advanced 548634 for lumber io the Cumberland Lumber company This companys the witness said was An drew J JWay of Ircstonsbure Ky otherwise identified Hep May who has been at his home in Prestonsburg was not immediately reachable His name has entered the com mittee records many times in tes timony by army ordnance officers who said he made a special effort to get business for the combine in which Henry and Murray Garsson were active May has told report ers he sought only to aid the war effort Mitchell told the committee that the integrity of congress is in volved in the case To his demand that Rep May be broughtbefore the committee Chairman Mead RN Y replied The committee has informed Congressman May that he has a standing invitation to testify It is my opinion that he will come before the committee or at least that he should come before the committee Senator Knowland RCal told his investigating committee colleagues he thought they should ask the treasury to produce the income tax records of the Cum berland Lumber company If nec essary he added they should ask President Truman to authorize the treasury to give the records to the committee In talking to reporters Sena tor Mitchell said that a private citizen came to him last fall in October or early November and presented a card which bore also the name of King Farouk Egypt Mitchell said that he soon learned that his caller wanted to discuss the Erie company which was even then under investigation by the committee The senator re lated that the man contended that the investigation was a persecu tion of the company and unfair and he wanted Mitchell to inter cede with the committee on be half of the company Up to that time his conversa tion was o k Mitchell re marked Then the senator continued the man stated that his principals wanted to make a contribution to Senator Mitchells cam paign fund Brooklynites Speak Says Here New York UPJ Brooklynites speak English There is no such thing as a Brooklyn accent Dr Robert C Whitford professor of English at Long Island university main tained Saturday To prove his point the professor interviewed 3 Brooklynites over the radio None of them said goU of girl or erl for oil What is referred to as a Brook lyn accent said the professor is in reality a peculiarity of speech common to all New Yorkers This is caused by speaking with the lips as close together as possible he explained ;