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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1946, Mason City, Iowa LUMP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDJTED FOR THE HOME 1OEPARTMEKT OF HI8TOHY ARCHIVES I I H E S 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT OL UI Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS WEDNESDAY JULY 17 1946 DIE This Paper Consists of Two lion No 241 SOUTHERN IOWA FLOODS 2 DIE IN PLANE wreckage remainsof the C78 twin engine 5 passenger Cessna airplane which crashed near Walcptt Tuesday night killing 2 Cedar Rapids men George Thompson and Al Fisher AP Wire Predict Break in OPA Deadlock BARKLEY SEES AGREEMENT ON PRICE CONTROL Iowa Democrats Establish 14 Point Platform for Campaign Vet Bonus and Repeal State Sales Tax Planks Set Up at Convention Des Moines demo Jcrats armed with a steamlined 14 ipoint platform Wednesday pre Ipared to launch formally their 11946 campaign under the leader Jship of State Chairman Jake More Sand Gubernatorial Candidate 1 Frank Miles More of Harlan Iowa was rc jhlected chairman of the state cen j ral committee at the closeof the partys stale convention Tuesday Mrs Benona Young Bloomfield itate vice chairman and Mrs flary Daltan Cole Fort Dodge ecretary also were renamed to ommittee posts William H Hart Iowa City elected committee treasurer e succeeds Max H Jenk Dyers Ule who was defeated for com atteeman After hearing Candidate Miles sail Gov Robert D Blues ad mislration as foggily operated te convention delegates adopted terselyworded platform which illed for A study looking toward revi on of the state liquor laws in i effort to do away with the legal sals of liquor Repeal of the state sales tax on od clothing and medicine A bonus for World war II vet ans Reduction of the legal voting e from 21 to 18 years Compensation for occupational seases under the workmens impensation law An increase to in the nount of personal property old e assistance recipients may issess State aid up to 25 per cent of ical school costs Allweather surfaced roads for ery farm in Iowa i Punishment for parents of nquent children Opposition to a special legisla ve session unless it covers the housing problem and not ust rent control alone Expansion of facilities and im airovement of personnel at state institutions 3 Creation of a Missouri valley Jmthority flood control and cor muatibn of the soil conservation program GHETNIK LEADER IS EXECUTED 8 Followers Killed by Firing Squad Belgrade Draja Mi hailovic once acclaimed by the allied world as the organizer of the Yugoslav resistance movement died before a firing squad at dawn than 48 hours after his conviction on charges of treason and collaboration with the Germans Eight other men who were con victed with the former Chetnilc leader were executed at the same time The executions were carried out in a private military ceremony The others executed were RatioslavHade Radic 56 for mer Chetnik unit commander Milos Glisch 36 Chetnik leader Oscar Pavlovic 54 former Zag reb chief of police Dragi Yovanovic 44 former chief of police Belgrade YanasjeTasa Dinic 55 for mer minister of the interior in the puppet government of the late 2 IOWANS DIE IN PLANE CRASH Cedar Rapids Men Are Killed Near Walcott Davenport Two Cedar Rapids men crashed to their death in a private passenger plane 3 miles east of Walcott Tuesday night They were George J Thom son 61 installation worker for the Iowa Mfg Co and Albert Fisher about25 the pilot They were returning from York Pa where Thomson had per formed some work for his com pany As an investigation was carried on Wednesday it was indicated the men had experienced trouble with the plane and were endeav oring to find a landing place The craft burned after falling into a field on the Clarence Paustian farm but whether it caught fire before or after the crash was un certain The bodies of the men and their luggage were scattered over a wide area Both bodies were so badly burned that identification was not immediately possible but after a thorough examination of the bodies and luggage Coroner Frank C Keppy and Sheriff Wal ter Beuse said there was little doubt as to their identity The bodies have been removed to Ce dar Rapvds Coroner Keppy said no inquest was planned Report Truman Likely to Veto Measure With Exemptions on Food Washington p t i m i s m that the price control deadlock may be broken before nightfall was voiced by Senate Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky Wednesday after a senatehouse ommittee canvassed the possi bilities of compromise Senator Downey DCal an other member of the 14man com mittee told reporters there is a possibility an agreement can be worked oufbefore the day ends They talked to reporters when the committee recessed its delib erations for lunch It was learned that at the meet ing house members insisted that the senate drop the bans in its new bill against price controls of meals butter eggs and a long list of other items of the housewifes market basket Word circulated that President Truman likely would veto any measure which came to him with these exemptions While the conference commit tee was at work the white house made public a declaration from the war reconversion advisory board that abandonment of price controls will leave the nation un protected against a dangerous rise in prices in the interval be fore the normal economic forces are working Proper provision should be niade to extend thelife of OPA lot a period not to exceed one year the board said in a report President Truman Atthe eapilol there were re ports that President Trumans sland was this He would sign Ihe new OPA bill overlooking other i haired Jean Bales testifiedWed objeclions if congress knocks out nesday that as a secretary for a the exemptions of meat and other fonns from price controls FLOODS SWEEP THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL Top a t er from the swollen Cedar creek goes aver its banks at Marysvilie Wednesday Hooding farm land and making a bridge approach impassable Picture at A crowd of nearby residents look over the washed out bridge near Albia which resulted in the deaths of 4 persons when their car plunged into the stream AP Wirephoto Reveal May anErBarkley PKone Calls Washington red Adequate prices or farm products and markets Support of President Truman in nis courageous battle to keep the ost of living within reach the average persons budget Colorful Child Columbus Ohio ited by the endless questions of 1yearold Harold Thompson a neighbor who was painting his i louse painted the child red from aead to foot and sent him The childs mother Mrs Lester I Thompson scrubbed him except for a few red and sent him out toplay again A few minutes later she charged in a police complaint the child returned This time he was painted a battleship gray GENERAL MIHAILOVIC Premier Milan Nedic who com mitted suicide last January by leaping from his jail cell Velibor Yonic 54 Nedics min ister of education Djuro Dokic 72 former mini ster of commerce Kosta Musicki 49 former aide decamp to King Peter SPEED COPS COLLIDE San Diego got all Hl tangled up here when 2 motorcycle stand cops each chasing the same speed er collided at a downtown street corner The 2 patrolmen acquired assorted cuts and a sense of frustration The speeders got away House members of the confer ence committee were reported j urging that as a basis for com promise The reconversion advisory board indorsed continued price control last April and its new re port was a reaffirmation of that midwest munitions combine now under war profits investigation she handled frequent telephone calls from Rep May DKy and on several occasions from the office of Senator Barkley DKy Mrs Bates told her story to the senate war investigating commit Ice Cream Cone Price Boost Flops Iowa cream cones were back at 5 cents here Wed nesday after an attempt at price HOGS CATTLE REACH NEW HIGH Chicago Against strong resistance which affected lower grades of beef animals a new price pinnacle was set for prime cattle Wednesday at Union stock yards S2625 a hundred pounds for Iowa fed steers weighing about 1400 pounds average Lower grade steers and other slaughter cattle declined 25 to 50 cents from Tuesdays marks Hog prices also vaulted to a new modern record price of at midsession after having broken through Tuesdays new roof in early sales at Reaction set in then however and most of the Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy warm er and more humid Wednesday night becoming partly cloudy and continued warm Thursday Scattered showers likely lona Mostly cloudy Wednesday night scattered showers east and north central portions Thursday partly cloudy and warmer fol lowed by scattered thunder showers Thursday night Minnesota Considerable cloudiness Wednesday night and Thursday with widely scattered thunder showers Thursday and north portion Wednesday night Warmer east portion Thursday becoming slightly cooler Thurs day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning I Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday Precipitation FREE REDIN IN ESPIONAGE CASE Russian Officer Thanks Juiy for Fair Trial Seattle Navsl LI Nicolai GRedin was acquitted by a federal court jury Wednesday on espionage and conspiracy charges The 30 year old former soviet called by Joseph Freeman sales purchasing cnmmission reprcsenI agent for the munitions makers inquiry of the of a group of ies in which the Garsson brothers Henry and Blurry were active1 She said that two or 3 times a week the Washington office of the combine got calls from Rep May chairman of the house mili tary committee The calls from Barkleys office Mrs Bates added came from a woman she believed to be the sec retary of the senate majority leader Mrs Bates did not know she said whether Barkley himself took part in the telephone con versations Expected From Student m Next Few Days Chicago and states attorneys officials Wednesday were reporteflly seeking a show Mrs Bales named 6 congresj down in their nearly 3 weeks long irni rffiroc investigation of William Heirens connection with thekidnapslay ing of Suzanne Degnan and the Police Seeking Showdown on Heirens Link With Murders Written Confession Is DEFERMENTS CUT FOR INDUCTION AUTO PLUNGES IN CREEK NEAR ALBIA WITH 4 Eddyville Ottumwa Mystic Areas Hit by Overflowing Waters Ottumwa least 5 per ons were dead Wednesday after orrential rains measuring more han 7 inches at many points struck south central Iowa flood ng rivers and streams and driv ng families from their homes The flats area at Mystic hard lit in a similar flash flood June 17 was reported virtually de stroyed by water roaring down Walnut creek 2 feet higher than last months record flood Thirty houses were badly dam iged as water reached to their rooftops 2 were carried down stream and a 3rd washed off its oundation caught in a grove of trees Mayor Orville Howe of Mystic and other town officials were searching the houses Wednesday for possible victims Dramatic res cues were common both at Mystic and elsewhere in the flood sector The Des Moincs river which already had risen 115 feet in Hie last 24 hours at Eddyville 16 miles upstream from here was expected to rise about another 3 feet at Eddyville and Ollumwa where the stream already was flooding lowland areas Mr and Mrs Robert Stone and Mr and Mrs Lloyd Harris all Georgetown drowned about mid night when their car plunged into a flooded creek 2 miles west of Albia where a bridge on highway 34 had washed out Their bodies were recovered early Wednesday morning Earl Repp 38 Albia section foreman for the Burlington rail road was killed when the motor car on which he was riding with several other men on an emerg ency call due to the heavy rains was struck by a train about 3 miles northwest of Albia Burlington railroad main lines were washed out both east and west of Albia and there was no rail service in Ottumwa Wednes day The Burlington was rerout ing its trains from Denver by way of Des Moines to Davenport thence to Burlington Iowa The ChicagoKansas City trains on the Milwaukee railroad were detoured from Seymour to Wash ington Iowa over the Rock Island lines because of a washout near Mystic in extreme southern Iowa near Centcrville Albia firemen spent much of the night in boats rescuing marnoncd persons cast of hat town A bus sional either offices which had called or she had said been She named the offices as those of Senator Barkley House Ma jority Leader McCormack CD Rep May Rep Sabath chairman of the house rules committee Former Rep Dickstein DN then chair man of the house immigration committee and Senator Capehart RInd j Weighing Machine slaying of two Chicago women The Chicago Tribune said Wed nesday that Heirens counsel in the next few days expects to lake a full and written confession from the 17 year old college stu dent that he was the slayer of the six year old Dcgnan child and also of Frances Brown 33 a for 1929 Age Group Up for Call in September Washinglon o m e Sep have to be indispensable and ir replaceable to the national exis tence if they are to hope for draft determent That was the word sent out to stale draft directors Tuesday by cleclivc Service DirEClor Lewis B Hershey who said the army wants laHve here was found innocent on govcTnmenl charges that he pur chased secrets about the S S Yellowstone a new type de stroyer lender from Herbert G Kennedy shipyard engineer Indictments against Redin ac cused him on 4 counts of espion age and on 1 count with conspir ing with unknown persons to obtain secret information After the verdict Defense At TJ T j torney Irvin Goodman told the tilLS JttCKpOt Oil court Redin would like to say a j few words The Russian officer JM i Cal Farj Meanwhile the Daily Times said j span the Wion to he tighter defer rv vnnr hnnnr TM lilro in tVnnt ij i I and some of hem were rescued from trees by the firemen An un identified man his wife and 3 i children also were taken from a I car near the same spot by the firemen who took them lo Albia Three Burling ton IVabash and Minneapolis and St Louis were not functioning in Albia The Mystic Flats area generally occupied by lowincome families was so seriously damaged many of the 30 families were reported as destitute Town officials called on the American Red Cross lor men in September A holi day on all inductions is in to H j uti iti owever John Coghlan Heir during July and August The last ens attorney reiterated Wednesj call in June was for 50000 men day that Heirens had made no j Hershey acted shortly after confession and added there is j President Truman authorized in duction of men in the 1939 age no prospect of a confession YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum A dairy here had boosted theSI50 to S200 advance evaporated price to 10 cents but when it ap in later sales The top price Tucs pearcd a buyers strike might defday was S2000 J velop cones went back to the old price of a nickel Other dealers maintained the old price of 5 cents Dont burn your waste paper It is still badly needed Save it for the Boy Scouls CIO Auto Workers Launch Nationwide 7 Day Meat Buyers Strike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The CfO United Auto Workers projected a meat buyers strike Wednesday to which they invited the participation of ali Americas consumers Fighting the climb in living costs the big labor union which helped to set up the nations post war wage structure sought to mo bilize the public against exhor bitant meat prices The UAWCIO calling for co operation from its own 800000 members and all other organized labor and consumer groups ord ered its strike to start Wednesday I It is to last 7 days Worker demonsl in sev eral cities Tuesday signalled the start of the UAWCIOs nation wide antiinflation campaign Rival AFL unions joined hands with the CIOs auto union in sev eral instances UAW President Walter P Reu ther addressing a policeestima ted crowd of 40000 to 50000 in Detroits Cadillac Square called good old days said meat was only the unions first target He said rents and other items wouid follow unless prices were brought down by act of congress or other wise reduced UAWsponsored rallies took place in Cleveland Chicago and other cities in the unions save at the affairs felt below prerally estimates ficials said they with the turnouts unions stronghold In Detroit an estimated 20000 j Wages of scores of thousands to 30000 Chysler workers left of auto workers are frozen under their jobs temporarly cutting procontracts which do not permit re elt below unionists for renegotiation if price control went nerc last nigl ales but UAW ofj is open for destruction He adi i 11S livestock durmg 11 icy were satisfied dressed he rally in Detroit the M uts i unions stronghold a u1 m LS W1 aid The storm put out of commis sion the fire siren with which res idents of the area usually are warned of impending floods and firemen worked in boats to save persons stranded in the inundated section Matt Zunich about 70 who re cently suffered a stroke had piled a table atop a bed and the water was just lapping at the table top when he was rescued Two brothers of Mrs Leo Rob inson swam to her rescue when she was marooned by the rapidly rising water after her children were evacuated One of the broth ers John Armstrong suffered a heart attack as he and the other brother Junior were aking their sister ashore Junior managed to get his brother and sister to safety Mr and Mrs George Reek marched asvay from the flood area Wednesday with a sack and a suitcase between them Its all we have left they told a reporter Vesta McCrcary owner of a sale yard on Cooper creek at j Centerville went there last night the fast as away area the OPA drive Congress was I work however urged to restore price control and I The UAW rrr consumers to restrict their buying1 duction There were no reports lo of wage discussions until indicate widespread disruption of1947 To the cheers of the crowd Rue ther shouted members Close Enrollment Iowa City IP Dean Mason Ladd said Wednesday that no new students would be admitted to the to restore reasonable prices and i carried by demonslra tors said a price increase is a lo terrorize profiteers Reuther charging reactionary Clements were hellbent for the wage cut and were not buying till prices stop flying Attendance The reactionary elements are ;