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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS JDAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF l HISTORY AHB ARCHIVES D E iS liO I I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Pttsn aad United Piesj Full Wlie Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 11 1946 This Paptr Comlii SENATE REJECTS OPA RENT BOOST Plan Iowa Legislature on Rent Control MOVE DEPENDS ON ACTION BY CONGRESSMEN Blue Key Legislators Agree oh Session If No Rent Act by July 31 Des Moines Robert D Blue and key legislators de cided in a conference Thursday a special session of the Iowa legis lature would be called if congress fails to reenact rent control be fore July 31 In accordance with our deci sion we have asked the attorney several to make a study and pre pare a tentative bill to be sub mitted to any special session in the event it becomes necessary to call one Gov Bluetold a news conference He indicated he would not wait until the close of the month to call the special session if it ap peared congress would not re enact rent control before Aug 1 Blue said in an interview that if a session is called in the last few days the month he would urge that the legislature by reso lution stall off eviction notices duefor action Aug 1 until the legislature could enact a rent con trol measure Attending the conference were Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans R State Senators Herman M Mason City and John PSere R Cedar Falls md Reps Arch W McFarlane R dean of the legislature 5dward J Morrissey R Valeria ind X T Prentis K Moun yr Also meeting with the group wai issistant Attorney peneraf Hober Larson l Gov Blue said he had talked ic i number of legislators by tele hone and they also had favorei i special session to enact a ren ontrol measure in the event con failed to reenact it The governor told his news con Srencs It is ihe opinion of hat in the event the federal gov rnment fails to pass a rent con rol measure before the end o uly a special session should b ailed He emphasized that evictio otiees now on file would come uj Dr action Aug 1 He declined to comment when whether in the event of JHJM pecial session 7 vacancies in th 4Hstj ouse and senate would be fillet the vacancies are filled it ap arently would require specia 5sSffl lections in the counties or dis icts involved Whether the gov rnor has the power to make ap ointments to fill the vacancie ever has been determined def aitely If the special session is i would be limited to the ren ontrol measure it was indicatec his cannot be done by the gov direction but it can b ccomplished through agreemen the key legislators By UNITED PRESS Buyers strikes to protest ris ng prices cropped up in several U cities Thursday Consumer demonstrations were ronosed or already under way i Washington Philadelphia St Louis and Quincy Mass High riced items were going begging in smc other communities although here were no organized protests But in many hem Minneapolis Omaha and Salt 73 GUILTY OF BULGE MURDER Court to Sentence Nazi Officers Men Dachan UR An America military court Thursday found a 73 nazi officers and men charge with the atrocity murder of Amer lean prisoners in and near Ma medy Belgium during the battl of the Bulge guilty of violatin the rules of war The court is expected to an nonnce the sentence for the Ger mans Friday There were 74 defendants wh the trial started but charges wer withdrawn against Marcel Bolte The defendants were headed b ColGen Sepp Dietrich comman SH derof the Adolf Hitler divisio which carried out the atrocities Begin Mormon Tour Salt Lake City Utah Leaders of the LatterDay Sain church left here Wednesday on 2600 mile motor trip to revisi scenes of events important Mormon church history The plan the return trip to parall as closely as possible the roul taken by Mormon pioneers i 1847 across Iowa Nebraska Wyo ming and Utah Knowledge oi police procedur and the local geography wont b much help in landing a job as op in Miami The emphasis no is on intelligence and physical fit ness Buyers Strikes Show Up in Several U S Cities LakeCity price increases were held to a minimum and retailers reported that business was normal At Washington D C the citizens price defense organization staged a oneday buyers strike Consumers were urged to stay away from the stores and to respect picket lines set up by the organization An announcement from the citizens organization said This is a good and workable price control act Inflation must be stopped Among the strikes sponsors were the wives of Sen Glenn Taylor Deps Mike Monroney and Amie J Forand DR and Columnists Marquis Childs and Thomas L Stokes The Consumers Federationof St Louis began a buyers of high prices Pickets carried signs protesting the high cost of living and urging restoration of the OPA Five CIO unions picketed the huge terminal market at Reading Pa Forty other business houses mostly food dealers were picketed in the PhiladelphiaCamden N J area CIO marine and shipbuilding workers picketed milk vend ers at their shipyards to protest the sale of milk at 14 cents a pint The union claimed that no milk was sold at Cramps shipyard Wed nesday although workers had bought 900 pints and halfpints the previous night The New York City consumer council representing 65 civic labor and social welfare organizations said a buyers strike would begin July 23 with demonstrations in S busy shopping centers Consumers iviH be asked to buy only essential foods during the strike Other organizations including the Congress of American Women asked to join the demonstra tions and the council predicted that the movement would spread throughout the nation The CIO United Auto Workers union urged its locals to stage demonstrations on a nationwide basis July IS The union author ized members to leave their jobs for no more than 2 hours on any shift to take part in the demon strations Bismarck N Dak grocers pre dicted a drop in butter prices after consumers had refused to buy at high prices At Omaha a few retail meat stores refused to buy carcasses from independent packers at prices ranging up to per hundred weight for meat At Chicago a dozen men wom en and children camped in city hall Wednesday night alter they failed to see Mayor Edward J their demnhds for a citywide moratorium on evic tions thifrt tunt nine thipt witcktrf SECOND BUST xpecr a ciiuhing o hulli Great radioactivity i Giant w and iilond TEST i ingj Prtdictiont of tomt wfio wit netted lit Inr art thi will be iunk within SO lit bomb dropped try plant 2nd bomb lo bt ptanitd ju of wale Jid bomb 1 125ft BARREL1 war veteransparaded in barrels Wednesday St Louis protesting the end of the OPA Inscriptions on the placards said theveterans refer to Senator Robert Taft of Qhioand Rep WalterPloeser of Missouri opponents of OPA The demonstration was staged by the American Veterans Committee AP Wirephoto Reds Reject Australias Atomic Plan New York Russia was reported authoritatively Thursday to have rejected Aus tralias suggestion for an autono mous authority controlling atomic energy and to have insisted upon putting all atomic control under the security council The Russian position was pre sented by soviet delegate Andrei A Gromyfco ai the 5th and last meeting of a special subcommit tee of the United Nations atomic energy commission which has been exploring the wholequestion of It was a closed atomic control session Gromyko was quoted as saying he could see no necessity for cre ating an autonomous body since the U N charter stated that the security council was the organ pri marily concerned with peace and security He was represented as saying that the whole question of the use of atomic energy was a matter of concern to world peace Gromyko also was reported to have declared that under his pro posal to keep atomic control under ihe security council the veto ques tion did not arise contending that any treaty or international con vention must be in accordance with the U N charter and that UK enforcement of atomic control would therefore have to operate under security council rules A formal Australian demand for review of the veto rule by the United Nations general as sembly occupied the attention U N delegates Thursday after Soviet Russia had tried to use the veto Wednesday to bar Canada from security council delibera tions on atomic energy by a ruling by Council Chairman Francisco Castillo Napera of Mex ico but Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gromykos grim insistence that he would again seek to veto Can adas attendance sparred a cam paign for restriction of the veto power to major questions bearing on the most serious and urgent matters affecting the peace Australian Foreign Minister Herbert V Evatt who sought to convince Gromyko in heated de bate on and off the council floor Wednesday that he could not ex clude Canada willynilly led the campaign by formally requesting that the veto rule be listed for dis cussion Schedule Wage Increases for Mason City Craftsmen The first wage increase for local craftsmen since 1941 except for he 15 per cent allowed by the Little Steel formula was announced Thursday by H L Leake business agent of the Mason City Building Trades council All the increases have been negotiated and approved by local employers and crafts groups since Jan I Leake said The wage scales changes were listed as follows Carpenters to 5140 an hour construction laborers common 75 cents to 90 cents laborers semiskilled 85 cents to composition roofers to slaters to painters to plumbers to sheet metal workers to electricians to bricklayers to iron workers to boilermafcers to operating engineers S150 to All of the increases have been approved by the wage stabiliza tion board except those for the carpenters laborers plumbers and roofers whose applications were on file with the WSB went out existence June 30 Leake reported The craftsmen who have not yet received approval of their re quests for increases in wages stayed on their jobs and watched June 30 should be considered as effective in this area as of the day after the demise of the wage stabi lization board The announced wage scales therefore will be considered ef fective July 1 he stated They will apply when trades workmen are working for an employer who maintains such deductions asac cident insurance social security unemployment insurance and the like Otherwise the workman should receive at least 15 per cent more than the listed rates Leake said the price of things climb foods and other the labor spokes roan said He added that they trusted Secretary of Labor Sch wellenbachs judgement following the death of the WSB when he asked labor and management to preserve industrial peace until the government can restore checks on wages and prices The situation was changed however he pointed out when W Willard Wirtz chairman ot WSB admitted on July 8 that existing pay controls had been hinged to the OPA in a general stabilization policy and that with the death of OPA all wage control was out completely Following that statement the president of the American Federa tion of labor Green an nounced that if congress unnec essarily delays extension of price controls strikes for higher pay are bound to break out all over the country He told a house labor subcommittee that by fail ing to pass adequate price control legislation congress has burned the only bridge of stable transi tion to peaceful and uninterrupted full postwar production In view of these statements Leake announced we feel thai our wages as agreed to between the employers and crafts repre sentatives several weeks before 12 Japanese Hanged for War Atrocities Singapore Japa nese including Lt Col Sumida Haruzo chief of the Japanese mil itary police here during the oc cupation were hanged Thursday following 1heir conviction for war time atrocities Weather Report Mason FORECAST City Fair and Cooler Thursday night Friday fair and continued cool f Iowa Fair and cooler Thursday night Friday fair and continued cool Minnesota Fair and cool Thurs day night Diminishing winds Thursday evening Sunny and pleasantly cool Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 89 Minimum At 8 a m Thursday 70 Precipitation trace SEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 47 5 Killed in Iowa Auto Collision Donnellson IP Five persons died Thursday in a headon auto mobile collision on highway 2 about 3 miles east of here and 2 others were in a Fort Madison hos pital with serious injuries The dead Fred Williams about SO Frank lin Iowa a retired Fort Madison fireman Sirs Victoria Williams about 45 his wife Frank E Snee Franklin Iowa mechanic Paul Matthew Blaser 32 Mo line 111 Marietta Elizabeth Smith 18 Burlington Iowa daughter of Mrs Earl James of Burlington and Jack Smith of Quincy HI The injured Henry Thomas Tommy James 25 driver of the car in which Mr j and Mrs Williams and the other Franklin residents vere riding James is a son of Mrs Williams He suffered internal injuries and a fractured leg Allen G Blaser 30 Rock Island III He suffered a broken arm fractured ribs serious gashes on the head and other injuries He was the driver of the 2nd car Sheriff Harry Maas at Keokuk who made an investigation along with Coroner E L Kingsbury of Keokuk said the cars crashed on a straight road and that there was no indication of the cause of the collision The accident occurred about a m Maas said the bodies of Mr and Mrs Williams Snee and Paul Blaser were all smashed up and their heads arms and legs were crushed An inquest will be held Friday at the Agnew funeral home in Donnellson time to be announced later according to R E Agnew Donnellson undertaker and deputy ATOMIC TEST latest reports from scientists and military officials at Bikini state that the atomic bomb exploded in the first test has lived up to ex pectations The fact that 5 ships were sunk 9 wrecked and 45 damaged more than proves the vast destructive force of atomic power In the 2nd experiment to be held July25 the bomb will besuspended in a container beneath abargeat a depth of about 18 feet and detonated by radio impulse from a ship 20 miles away Vice Admiral Blandy who is in charge of operations predicts that waves 50 to 75 feet high will sweep across Bikini Others predict that the hulls of the ships will be crushed and the lagoon waters will become strongly radioactive During the 3rd test which will be held next year a bathysphere type bomb capable of withstanding tremendous pressure will be ex ploded in the open sea at a depth of 125 feet Some officials who saw the first test believe that the bomb burst at that depth will sink all ships within a 50 mile radius of the im mediate blast area International Experts Report Great Atomic Blast Damage to Navy Vessels Effect on Hulls Next Step in Underwater Explosion on July 25 BARKLEY SEEKS SHOWDOWN ON PRICE CONTROL Measure Is Loaded WitK Decontrol Amendments Fear President Veto Washington move fo re quire that OPA authorize increases in rents was rejected 58 to 14 Thursday as the senate drove toward a final decision on legis lation to revive price controls The vote rejected an amend ment by Senator Hawkes RN J to Permit an immediate S per cent rent increase and additional 5 per cent raises on next Nov 30 and March 31 Forbid federal rent con trols In states which already have them Democratic Leader B a r k 1 e y pushed for a showdown on the OPA with bans on price controls for meat poultry milk gasoline cottonseed soy beans and their the face of a threat that senate con sideration will be shifted Friday to houseapproved measures to discard President Trumans gov ernment reorganization plans We got a better bill than eith er the senate or house passed last time from a conference Barkley said Maybe we can still improve on that this time But another administration lieutenant who may not be identi fied further said President Truman would balk again unless some way Iowas Vote Washington e n a t o r George WIson RIowa voted Wednesday for amendments to the OPA price extension bill which would exempt grain 5etrolfeum and its products an3 cottonseed soybeans and pro ducts processed therefrom from price control Al the amend ments hut the one exempting grain passed he senate Senator Hickenlooper RIowa was not recorded as voting on any of the amendments HaroldCampbell Is Seriously 111 in Mason City Hospital Some slight improvement in the condition of Harold L Campbell manager of Gildners was report ed at the Park hospital Thursday Campbell who suffered a heart attack whiie fishing on Lake Su perior with his son Bob was rushed to Mason City Wednesday morning Physicians said he rested well Wednesday night More than 40 sportsmens or ganizations were functioning in Wyoming in 1939 s Washington ex perts of the joint chiefs of staff reported to President Truman Thursday that the atomic bomb dropped at Bikini damaged more ships than have ever before been damaged by a single explosion A preliminary report of the joint chiefs of staff evaluation board said the test demonstrated the necessity for redesigning nav al vessels to minimize damage to superstructures and to deck per sonnel of naval craft from atom bombs The experts composing the joint chiefs of staff board said that be cause the first test was an air burst little information was ob tained on how the bomb would effect hulls on the naval vessels A shallow underwater atom bomb test is scheduled for July 25 at Bikini and a deepwater test explosion is planned later Damage to hulls will be studied specifically after the 2nd test The board said it was ctear from the first test that only by farther largescale research and development can the United States retain its present position of scientific leadership The board said its present in formation was that the bomb ex ploded with an intensity which approached the best of the 3 pre vious atomic bombs The board listed the damage caused to the ships and said that personnel casualties from the blast would have been high for persons in exposed positions on the ships within a half mile on the target center The preliminary report said no significant unexpected p h e n omena occurred no large water wave formed the radioactive res idue dissipated as expected and no damage occurred on Bikini island about 3 miles from the center of the explosion LAYING NEW RAILS crew of Rock Islam workmen are quartered on a side track near here while laying 10 miles of new rails DYNAMITE BLAST KILLS WORKMAN Floyd Man Loses Life While Blasting Stump Charles services will be held Friday at 2 p m at the Hauser funeral home here for Arthur Ohm 70 Floyd bachelor who was instantly killed Wednes day by a dynamite explosion while blasting a tree stump in the front yard of the P J Barney farm home 3 miles northwest of Floyd The Rev Wesley F Belling of Charles City pastor of the Floyd Methodist church will officiate and interment will be in Oak wood cemetery at Floyd Mr Ohms body was not badly mangled by the concussion despite the fact that it was thrown quite a distance into grass along the highway Floyd County Deputy Coroner A C Ganger made an investigation but held a formal inquest was unnecessary He said In his opinion that Ohm was the victim of a delayed explosion Ohm was standing 20 to 30 feet away from the stump when ihe tragedy occurred Three men witnessed the ac cident Max Nauman told the deputy coroner that he had ob served Ohm standing behind a tree shortly before the explosion P J Barney and Lyle Schliger who were across the highway from the accident reported they had observed Ohm moving toward the stump apparently to examine why the charge had not exploded The victims glasses were found near the stump and a rim from his watch which stopped at beside the tree near which Ohm is believed to have been stand ing He is survived by 3 sisters Mrs Anna Earth of Greene and Ida and Minnie of Floyd and a nephew Sidney Ohm Floyd busi nessman is found to overturn senate actions barring further price ceilings on many items important in the cost of living Across the capitol Rep Wolcott of Michigan senior republican on the house banking committee told reporters it appears that only rent control will remain when congress and the president finish their battle over OrA He said a motion in the house to concur in all senate actions might prevail Major tests facing the senate Thursday included an attempt by Senator Taft ROhio to reinsert his priceboosting profit provis ion which drew chief white house fire in the veto message and sev eral proposals dealing with rent controls that expired along with OPA Accuse lowan of Arson in Tenant Rift Sioitx City 64 year old woman was in the city jail Thurs day accused of setting fire to an apartment house which she oper ated in order to oust the son of a tenant and send him away to get work Mrs Zulu M Porter was charged with arson in a prelimi nary information filed against her by Fire Chief Charles Kuhl Wednesday following 2 fires in the apartment house A preliminary hearing for Mrs Porter was continued to 2 p m July ie Thursday morning by Mu nicipal Judge Berry J Sisk to al low the defendant more time to prepare her defense Bond of 000 was not furnished and she was returned to the city jail Zachary Cook Des Moines dep uty state fire marshal said Mrs Porter gave this account of events in a statement to him She set fire to an oil cloth cov ering a table in the apartment of Mrs Olive Dosland after Mrs Dos lands son had engaged in a fight in the apartment with a group of boys She set the fire while Mrs Dosland was away hoping the son would be blamed and his mother him away to get would send work walked to a nearby store and called the fire department after setting the blaze About a half hour after this blaze had been extinguished she started another lire in the apartment The woman was arrested after the second fire which did only minor damage ;