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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF SISTOrU AM3 ARCHIVES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL MAKES Alt NORTH 10WAMS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Win CFive Cents 2 Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 12 1946 Paper Consists ot Two No 237 SEEK DECONTROL ON FEED GRAINS HAPPY and Mrs Woodrow Swaneutt their daughters Carolyn on mothers Jap and Wendle smile after he arrived in Tampa Fla beating the stork m the B29 Daves Dream AP Wirephoto ff f f v ij i j Daves Dream Pilot Beats Stork in 20000 Mile Dash Tampa Fla Woodrow P Swaneutt won his race with the stork as he wheeled the Bikini bomber Daves Dream into Tampa Thursday night befoVe the arrival of his expected heir ButFriday Major Swaneutt was learning that obstetrics arent coordinatedoita splitsecond bomhsaway schedule And with only 3 days before he must report to Boswell N Mox I Swaneutt feared that his S mile dash to be with his wife when their child arrives may have been in things dont start happening pretty soon Mrs Swaneutt figured the baby would be born this week maybe hoped The handsome 31 year old army man who flew from Kwajalcin to jgtfrJi Tampa without incident after lay VJS ing the 4th atom bomb in history was ffrecled at MacDill field Thursday night by his pretty wife Hello gal Swaneutt said as he took her into his arms How are you Fine she smiled Im sure glad to get home in time he grinned Then they drove off she talk ing about Bikini and he discuss ing babies Byrnes Tells MATCH HEIRENS Russian Take in Germany Paris jP Secretary of State I Byrnes said in a statement on German reparations Friday that the Russians already have re ceived directly or indirectly 000000000 in territory and equip ment The Russians through Foreign Minister V M IHoIolov demanded 510000000000 reparations of Ger many earlier this week Byrnes acknowledged that an accurate valuation was difficult but he said the detachment of eastern Germany including Si lesia as decided at the Potsdam f conference placed 000 worth of German property under soviet control Under another agreement this area was placed under Polish ad JS58I ministration in compensation lor portions of eastern Poland which Soviet Russia absorbed the sec retary pointed out The council of foreign ministers heard a proposal by Byrnes for jpS economic unification of Germany but no decision was reached France demanded that the Saar be excluded from the unification and integrated into French econ omy and Russia asked more time to study the Saar an Ameri i can informant said Secretary of State Byrnes pro posed that the Berlin control council of the United States Rus sia France and the United King dom be instructed immediately to set up the machinery for such a merger The proposal was tabled perhaps for further discussion at the afternoon session The American informant Byrnes made his new after PresidentForeign Minister proposal Georges Bidault of France said in a conciliatory statement that the Saar should be excluded from such a unification and be incor porated fully in the French econ omy The Saar with its rich coal deposits complements economic ally the iron deposits of adjoining French AlsaceLorraine was ready to proceed with FINGERPRINTS Chicago Attorney William J Tuohy announced Fri day that the fingerprints of Wil liam Heirens 17 year old suspect in the Suzanne Degnan murder had been found to correspond at 13 points with fingerprints found in the murder of Frances Brown 33 year old exWAVE Fingerprints left on the jamb of Miss Browns bathroom door were compared with prints taken from Heirens by Hon to Tuohy Since there are a total of 22 points accorded the ratings on fingerprint identification the 13 points Laffey said he found means that Heirens prints more than half match Miss Brown a petite brunette stenographer was shot twice stabbed and beaten last Dec 10 in her apartment Her seminude body was found draped over a bathtub Scrawled in lipstick on a blood spattered wall were the words Catch me before I kill some more A British informant said the morning meeting was completely inconclusive although British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin discussed Byrnes new unification proposal in favorable terras and said his government would study it urgently After Byrnes new plan was e of Russia suggested that deputies tory be instructed to begin work on an Austrian treaty after they have finished ihe drafts of accords with h the defeated nations th A French sourcesaid the min isters did agree to name a committee to study the of how much duction to leave and how much ial to coal pro allot eto4hl Profit Probers Excuse 2 Key Witnesses REFUSE TO GIVE FULL FACTS IN CASE Garsson and Fields Decline to Testify on Incriminating Matters Washington Senate war investigators excused 2 key wit nesses M Garsson and Benjamin F they refused to waive immunity in testifying on operations of an Illinois munitions combine In an angry fingershaking ex change Chairman Mead D N Y first told Fields he was through as a witness until he was willing to answer questions frankly and completely Then only moments later Mead told Garsson the same thing These rapidfire developments came on a day when the commit tee sought to get Hep May D Ky as a witness in a public hearing to testify on his activities in connection with the combine The committee formally invited the chairman of the house bank ing committee to appear but May declined to tell reporters whether he would comply Garsson and Fields have been prominently identitied with the Erie Basin Metal Products com pany and allied firms which pyra mided what Mead has called a paper empire into millions in war contracts To each it was made clear that they could stand on constitutional rights and decline io testify if they believed it would incriminate them Each insisted on standing by those rights Ii While the committee has to compel witnesses to testify Mead said it had not followed that Policy and would not do so in these instances In addressing Garsson Mead said he wanted to point out that several cases are pending that involve a criminal aspect under investigation by the justice de partment The committee he said would not want to jeopardize that case or weaken the position of the government in that presentation Fields arrived in Washington Thursday from California to tes tify in connection with a state ment by Senator Mitchell D Wash that he had been offered a campaign contribution by Fields This Mitchell said was tied to a plea to persuade his com mittee colleagues to lay an inquiry into the wartime opera tions of an Illinois munitions combine MILK OUTPUT SETS NEW MARK Milk cow numbers at 1291000 year agl r memers of Production last month was esti mechanical department struck at 720000000 pounds a to the same tightness of feed together have i nr 16 Vn rf m and newspaper union leader lquidatmg process is on the rural posts pay a soecial i lure conditions are assisting the employ efiicient producers in maintaining mum wage a high production level icT Batches as billows of black smoke rise from Th rf training plane which crashed near the Reading Pa air port Thursday afternoon Note American flag near policeman on part of the fuselage still unharmed by the flames Five crewmen were killed AP Wiraphrto fuselage Senate Group OKs Bonus Corn Wheat Washington to give farmers a 30centabushel on wheat and corn produced andsold April J8 1946 was approved unanimously Friday by the senate agriculture committee The government on April 18 put info effect a similar 30ccnt bonus to obtain grain for foreign relief Thus this measure would pro vide the same benefits for farm was ou control when it crashed ers who sold their grain prior to I and tilat was trying to make Constellation Airplanes Are Grounded Pending Inquiry Washington air travel was disrupted seriously Friday as the government grounded for at least 30 days all constel lation airplanes flown by United States airlines t ClV administration ordered the 4motored con stellatioiu out of theskies pending an investigation of the causes P Fawhile oa a training lightFive persons were killed Capt Richard Brown Cocoa Fla pilot of the planewas the sole survivor He was in serious dition in Reading hospital with severe body burns and internal injuries Brown indicated that the plane that adte Senator Langer RN author of the bill fold a reporter that simple justice required making the governments bonus program retroactive to those patriotic farmers who turned in their grain when the government asked them to in order to aid the famine emergency relief pro gram The wheat bonus ran from April 19 to May 25 1946 and resulted in sales of wheat by farmers totaling about 85000000 bushels The corn plan was effective from April 19 to May 11 and brought in about 34000000 bushels Langer said the agriculture de partment has estimated that his measure if it becomes law would result in payments of about 600000 to farmers Is Tokyo work in the 1HJUI1 XT Kept a day when more than 500 composi tors and other members of the Heading airport Bryan said The crew of the plane was prac ticing routine takeoffs and land ings when the ship developed trouble over Temple Pa about 5 miles from the Keauing airport A few minutes iafer it crashed into a field on the farm of William Bocshorc bounced 1000 feet across highway and came to rest on a farm formerly owned by William H Luden cough drop manufacturer Pan American Airways Trans World Airlines and American Overseas Airlines which used the planes struggled with makeshift arrangements to handle hundreds of passengers who had reserva tions on the grounded giant ma chines All 3 lines announced they would try to substitute Douglas DC4 Skymqsters for the Lock heed Constellations so that as few schedules as possible would be canceled Approximately 42 of the aerial giants were in use by United States lines The planes largest landbased aircraft in commercial service carry between 40 and 50 passengers each and are one of Americas major longrange car riers Hardest hit apparently was Pan a pounds he workers walked off their ivhlch ls about 35000000 less than jobs after Tsunego Baba Yomiuri oriune of Iast year but is equal president rejected their demands to The workers asked that man u same miners asKea tnat man month of 1944 when cow numbers agement reconsider the recent dk higher charge of Tomin Suzuk and 5 other members of the editorial de cancel the transfer of newspaper union leaders to monthly of A yen Los AngelesSan Honolulu service 700 passengers America ns Francisco to which carries week J V Roscoe Pacific man ager said in San Francisco 9 weekly roundtrips wiil have to be canceled until other planes can be substituted The human heart pumps 5 to Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday night and Saturday Slightly warmer Sat urday Iowa Fair and rather cool Fri day night Generally fair and warmer Saturday followed by scattered thundershowers in the extreme west portion late Saturday afternoon or night Minnesota Fair Friday night warmer in west portion Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday with scattered thundershowers northwest and extreme west portion Saturday afternoon or night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 50 At B a m Friday 71 YEAR AGO Maxixum 82 Minimum g2 Jailed for Drunken Driving on Horse Losran Utah Judge Jesse P Rich gave a defendant 90 days in jail for drunken driving on a horse Rich said a city ordinance pro hibits intoxicated persons Iron riding horses Theculprit was piloting his mount down the Main street side walk when arrested Ike to Brazil Rio De Janeiro ff Gen U S dent Eurico Caspar Dutras invi en urco aspar Dutras invi j 6 quarts of blood through nearly tation to visit Brazil soon it was JUnd voted by the Iast 4000 circuits of the body announced officiaflvVrirfav or bus a Hitler Believed U 5 Rearmament Program Was Bluff J f TTii Washington he Adolf Hitler Russia in 3 oyrnes new plan was n tabled the American suggested and believed the United that the session discuss Austria States rearmament program was Foreign Minister V M Molotov the biggest bluff in world his of Russia suest STr Hacks Hitler delay United 4 States entrance into the war But at the same time Benito JIusso the United States eventually Var ls men than The committee will report to le Berlin control council which il pass on the report to the an ministers by Sept 1 These views of the axis dicta tors were disclosed with publica tion of a German memorandum on May 13 J941 meeting of Mus solini German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Ital ian Foreign Minister Count Gale azzo Ciano who later was exe cuted for treason The German memorandum was taken from the nazi foreign office and made public by the state de partment The memorandum related that Kibbentrop told Mussolini that re lations between Germany and Russia with whom Mussolini had urged collaboration were satis factory and that no antiGerman mores were expected Should there be any he added Hitler was prepared and Russia would be out of the picture in 3 months Hitler had been forced to strengthen his forces on the Rus sian border because the Soviets had put reinforcements there Rib bentrop added Whatever happened he contin ued Russia could never prevent final victory over England because Hitler had so many troops A discussion of Japanese American talks which both hoped would keep the United Slates out of the war led to Hitlers esti mate of American strength Ribbentrop told the duce that if a declaration were made that U S protective conveys mean war the Americans would prob ably hesitate for American re armament was the biggest bluff in the world hifory to German planes 3 French Chief of Stale Mar shal Henri Petain was in Ribben trops opinion an old fox who such moments as suited him 4 Spain in spite of promises to the war had left the in the lurch bentrop Army Favors Induction Age Boost to 34 Washington army has commended to President Tru nan that the top draft age be oosted from 29 to 34 years when nduction calls are resumed in ept ember Few ifany men over 26 have been drafted since VJ day last August The war department recom mendation was disclosed Friday jy an official completely familiar with it atter the American Coun il on Education heard an asser ion Thursday night that selective service expects to scrape the bot om of the manpower barrel as its never been scraped before by next March The declaration came from Col George A Irxvin chief of the de mobilization division of selective service who mentioned only inci dentally in the course of his in formal address that the army does not want any men over 35 Heretofore the army lias been reluctant to take men over 25 al though while the slopeap draft extension law was in effect from May 15 to June 30 men through 29 were being processed for in duction Informed of Irwins new age reference the official who asked not to be quoted by name said the change of army mind came about because the current draft act bans inductions of 18 year olds about 25000 of whom made up the bulk of draft calls in recent months With this prime source of man power dried up by law the offi cial asserted the army decided it would have to go above the 30 year bracket to fill its needs Fathers are specifically exempt under the new act Mr Truman first W the top draft age from 37 to 29 years after VE day and trimmed it to 25 on VJ day However 18 year olds remafned subject to the draft until the war time act expired May 15 The stopgap law narrowed the age limit to men 20 through 29 while the 9 month extension measure passed last month broadened this to include men 19 through 44 Judge Studies State Rule on School Buses Algona Judge Harry Narey Friday had under advisement a case in which a rul ing is sought whether a public school bus may give rides to parochial school pupils living along established bus routes Arguments were presented here Thursday in the case transferred from EmmetsbiirE agreement by attorneys for he state and lawyers for the Silver Lake con solidated school district of Palo Alto county The state contends that using public school buses to transport parochial school children is using public money for parochial schoo purposes and is in violation of the state constitution A declaratory judgment per mitting bus drivers to stop for children attending private schools is sought by the Silver Lake dis trict School lawyers declare that the law requires a district t transport all children of schoo age along established routes to tht public school whether or not they attend that school The case is being closely watched by other school districts with thousands of parochial schoo childrens chances of riding publii school buses depending on thi outcome The right of a school distric to share in the annua i legislature also involvec m the case The state contends district may not be eligible foi this state money if laws are no observed including the picking up of unauthorized passengers school buses AMENDMENT ON MARKUPS DUE FOR OPA BILL Senator Wherry Plans to Offer Proposal for Wholesalers Retailers Washington England enators launched an effort Friday o keep price ceilings off feed rrains in any renewal of OPA au hority Senator Bridges RNII said he id others had drafted an amend ment o pendiji OPA revival leg slation which would ban controls over wheat and oilier grains when used for livestock and poultry Teeds It would retain ceilings on Hour and cereals The senate rejected 40 to 32 Wednesday a move by Senator Iowas Vote Washington Wil son RIoua Thursday voted in favor of 2 amendments to the OPA price control extension bill They were The amendment stipulating thai where states establish their own rent control systems the federal government shall not Impose its own was passed by the senate An amendment by Senator Taft to knock out provisions Taft said nullify directions for manu facturers price increases failed to pass Senator Hickenlooper R was not listed as voting on either amendment The memorandum also revealec that 1 Hitler considered his formet deputy Rudolf Hess a lunatic Hess already had made his sensa tional plane trip to Scotland 2 French Admiral Jean Fran Urge Jewish Aid DCS Moines Robert D Blue was asked by a delegation Thursday to send a telegram to President Truman supporting th president in his efforts to have Palestine opened to 100000 Euro pean Jewish refugees A wire wii Suspend Air Service DCS Moines construc tion work on the new im provement program under way a the municipal airport it was an nounced Thursday that air trans portation service from the mnun ici vim irom ine airpo according to Rib would be suspended July 22 for period of 24 days Reed RKan to exempt from controls grains anti products man ufactured from them Senator Wherry RNebr indi cated that he will offer an amend ment which would guarantee wholesalers retailers and distrib utors the same markups and dis counts they enjoyed in 1940 With these and other amend ments lined up he senate dis posed of other pending business temporarily delaying action on a bill to resfore curtailed OPA au thority for a year A drive also was on to clinch the exemptions previously voted for meat milk and sundry other items Republicans got behind the new campaign after barely failing to rip from the measure provisions which Senator Taft ROhio said could prevent manufacturers from getting needed price In creases The GOP objective was to com pel the house to vote specifically on the various decontrols already ordered by the senate Adminis tration leaders were worried over the outcome They conceded pri vately that the house might go along and that President Truman again might feel compelled to toss out a veto HUGHES REVEALS CRACKUPREASON Blames Propeller as Strength Weakens Los Angeles battle for life suddenly weakening Howard Hughes 41 beckoned his doctor to his bedside Friday night and whispered a halting story of the cause of his fiery crash Sunday in an experimental plane I want you to give this mes sage to the army The accident was caused by the rear half of the right propeller the millionaire maker of planes and movies told Dr Verne R Mason I dont want this to happen to anybody else Explaining carefully that the rear set of propeller blades on the right engine of his twinengine plane had suddenly reversed pitch during the first test hop Hughes said It felt as if some giant had the right wing of the airplane in his hand and was pushing it back and down Tell the army to look in the wreckage find the rear half of the right propeller and find out what went wrong Hughes gave his message to Dr Mason after asking Am I go ing to live and having the phy sician solemnly reply UI dont know Lewis in Iowa AJbia L Lewis pres ident of the United Mine Workers AFL was scheduled to hold a con ference here Friday with district 13 UMW officials Lewis arrived in Iowa Wednesday and spent Thursday visiting at Chariton He was born at nearby Lucas The stale of Illinois ranks 5th in the union in total acreage of crops harvested ;