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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i f T H ISTORV AND DES KOIBES ARCHIVES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS AsjodaUd Preu and United Press Full Leased Wlna Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 18 1946 This Paper Consists ot Two Ont NO 242 PACKERS QUIT HOC MARKET Prof it Probers Report New Evidence Uncovered PELAY DECISION HO FORCE MAY BEFORE INQUIRY ExSecretary Reveals Mays Inquiry About From Combine Washington If The senate livar investigating committee re jported Thursday that it has un new evidence in its I War profits inquiry into a midwest combine The new evidence delayed a Iommittee decision on what steps lit might take in hailing Chairman Jilay D Ky of the house mili liary committee before it for a I public explanatic of his activities connection with the combine The committee met for more lhan an hour behind closed doors a general discussion of pos steps Two written invitations already I lave been sent to him by Chair Inan Mead D N Y to appear But he has laid conditions for that appear them the right to examine witnesses and sum Jion the commit has refused to accept May Has acknowledged that he lided the Illinois industrial com bine during the war years but has Insisted that aid was for the war effort alone and has denied that le profited personally I Wednesday the committee heard testimony that he once asked an Ificial of the combine What that At the close Thursdays exe Iitive session Francis Flanagan Ij committee counsel announced Be discovery of the new evidence u flatly refused to disclose to re porters even an inkling of its nature or who it involved He acknowl edged that it might involve the reopening of public hear ings Mead wh brought publi hearings to tumultuous end Wednesday said the com mittee also will de what action to take on the nappearance Murray Gars Garsson was one of the pro ers of the Erie Basin Metal ducts company of Elgin 111 Batavia Metal Products com of Batavia 111 leading com i the munitions setup Testimony concerning Mays in iry about was offered Jdnesday by Mrs Eleanor Hall 85 of 2 exsecretaries of the com Tnes Washington office who Jrinklcd the committees record pth references to members of ngress and highranking army ficers j other was Mrs Jean Bates s Bates confined her testimony jiiefly to naming persons who id figured in telephone conver ations with her bosses Garsson fid Joseph Freeman the Washi ngton representative of the muni Ions firms Mrs Hall had a lengthier story J tell and she began it by char her former employers js a bunch ofcrooks It was Mrs Halls testimony ivhich included frequent refer ences to Louis Sarelas manager the munitions combines Wash ington office that precipitated a scene as the hearing ended As MrsHall was leaving the itand with a commendation from for patriotic service a MRS DQUKES LEAVES SENATE CAUCUS woman who identif Jed herself as yanetha Sarelas Doukes elder sister of Louis Sarelas Washington office manager of a munitions combine leaves the scene of the Mead committee hearing Wednesday with a policeman and another man both unidentified She was escorted from the hearing after she shouted protests against testimony given by Mrs Eleanor Hall former secretary of the com bine AP MAY Feel Truman SELECT KROLL Hurt Wheeler in Election By MERREUAN SMITH United Press Staff Correspondent Washington tive reaction among the demo cratic leadership here Thursday to the defeat of Sen Burton K Wheeler in the Montana primary was It is too bad that President Truman had anything to say about the contest Wheeler was defeated for the democratic renomination by Leif Erickson form er Montana state supreme court justice Mr Truman definitely ent tered the prim ary fight on the side of Wheeler last week de fend ing him against charges that Wheeler was an enemy of railroad WHEELER labor At the same time Erickson had the backing of the CIO political action committee and CIO Presi dent Philip Murray plus James Roosevelt son of the late presi dent LEADER OF PAC Top Policy Vested in 5 Man Executive Board Washington CIO an nounced Thursday the selection of Jack Kroll as administrative head of the CIO political action com koman spectator arose and began houting denunciations of the witj EncK59n victory produced CPA MOVES TO SQUEEZE OUT NEEDED GOODS AntiHoarding Order Clamped Down to Ban Manufacturers Holdouts Washington govern ment set out Thursday to squeeze hardtoget goods like washing machines and refrigerators out of actory stockrooms and into re tail stores At the same time it stood ready to man the export grates against a possible outgoing flood of ship ments to foreijrn buyers who nev er heard of OPA ceilings The factorytomainstreet or der was issued by the civilian pro duction administration Wednesday night in fear that some manufac turers might be tempted by the current OPA uncertainty to hold back their finished products in the hope of getting higher prices The antihoarding order covers refrigerators vacuum cleaners washers sewing machines elec tric ranges electrical appliances galvanized ware bedding pro duets photographic equipment and certain scarce building mate rials Manufacturers are forbidden to keep on hand more than 30 days output of those items or a prac tical minimum working inven tory whichever is less CPA Administrator John D Small said manufacturers with bulging storerooms have the choice of either increasing sales or curtailing production This must be done by August 15 or raw materials and tools will be cut off What we are afteris to see that scarce materials go to the manu facturer whose finished products go immediately to the consumer Small explained rather than to those who plan to withhold manu factured products awaiting possi ble price increases The proposed export order which would put a blanket limit on the quantity of scarce consum er goods being sent abroad is un derstood to be ready in draft form It will not be issued how ever unless a flood of exports develops and threatens to starve American markets Small has said If exports increase only grad ually CPA now believes the ship ments overseas can be controlled by the present system of requiring individual export licenses for spe HIGH WATER WASHES OUT This bridge over the Fox river north of Bloom field collapsed Wednesday night closing the second main arterial highway through Ot tumwa In the background can be seen the broken pavement AP Wirephoto cific products If price control is 3s Ject from Wednesdays crest Bridge Near Ottumwa Is Washed Out TALMADGE Deaths in pni i Plane Crash POLL Near Cresco Ottumwa The Pox river bridge 3 miles north of Bloomfield collapsed Wednesday night block ing highway G3 between Ottumwa and Bloomfield Traffic was being detourcd through Belknap Flash floods and heavy rains had blocked highway 34 west of Albia Tuesday night Other highways on which traf fic was impossible or extremely hazardous Thursday were num ber 2 at Cantril with 46 inches of water over the road 137 between Albia and Eddyville which was flooded YP near Knoxville on which pavement was washed out and traffic detoured through Ham ilton and Bussey and state high way 118 at Mystic closed The DCS Moincs river was at 921 stage at i a m in Ottumwa down restored there probably no export action at all will be i Tne Burlington railroad expect ed to restore through train service miltee vested board with in top level policy 5man executive jhonting denunciations of the witi victory produced union tess testimony a curious political situation with board chairman was wi7H hv m the democratic Party The 1 led struggling from r aligne hmself with ani he room She told newsmen her tame is Mrs Vanetha Sarelas other side was Murray who This setup would replace the oneman control of PAC activities which prevailed under the late Sidney Hillman Kroll 61 who has been Hill mans assistant on GIOPAC will handle daytoday supervision and direction of CIOPAC work CIO PresidentPhilip Murray made Thursdays announcement after the plan had been ratified at a closed door meeting of the CIO executive board In recognition of its responsi bilities in the field of political ac tion Murray told reporters The CIO has decided to intensify its work in this field and to enlarge the apparatus for1 conducting po litical action work The 5 man executive board named to shape CIOPAC poli icies consists of the secretary treasurers of a CiQ unions plus Kroll a vice president of the CIO amalgamated clothing w o r k e r s union Kroll will be executive boukes and that she is an elder Mister of the sensitive souled Mrs Hall told the committee the j reference to 53000 came when iMay telephoned Freeman about i lumber and finally said rather to Mr Freeman Jabout that S3COO What What did Mr Freeman reply Jshe was asked It would be along in a day or I I remember some kind of I assurance that it was coming I Mrs Hall replied She told the I committee she had been requested p to listen in on the conversation and take notes In the 17th century the Turks imposed the death penalty smoking for antinew dealer and opponI IoW3 CrOD Insurance ent of most of President Roosei itrit i velts wartime policies On the Contracts Will DC iuv wiiu i supported most of Mr Trumans legrstlative program i HI ten 111 Thus some of the party chiefs were happy about Ericksons vic tory but very unhappy that the president had championed the cause of the loser whose isola tionist record in the senate has been under attack by liberal democrats since before the war Flap Salvage Sale Davenport Rock Is land arsenal salvage section will offer for sale July 25 salvage ma terials in 691 different lots includ ing miscellaneous vehicle and en gine parts toois and about 1500 tons of metal scrap i V SUCCESSOR FOR BOWLES NOT SET When OPA Is Settled Post Will Be Filled while Ottumwa service late Thursday afternoon Mean had only local Milwaukee railroad service was restored from Chicago to Kansas City by repair of a 250 foot wash out at Mystic Wednesday after noon Washington successor to Redin and Wife Await i Word to Go to Russia Unit Votes Are Winning for Defender of Whites Atlanta Governor Eugene Talmadge exponent of while supremacy maintained a wide lead Thursday in Georgias race for governor as fabulation of returns from Wednesdays primary election proceeded with nearly halt a million votes counted Talmadgc had carried or was leading in counlies having a unit vote lotal of 234 while 36yearold Tames V Carmichael backed by Governed Ellis Arnall had taken Carmichael was leading in the popular vote but that means noth ing in unit votes tell the story in much the same way as Ihe U S electoral college oper ates Carmichaels popular vote was 212472 while Talmage had 184 419 This was a lead of 28053 Ful ton county most popu lous in the state went for Car michael by a 31161 margin on the basis of latest returns But Talmadge had won a ma jority or was leading in 98 coun ties compared to 50 for Carmi chael Former Governor E D Rivers and War Veteran Hoke OKelley trailed Rivers had 20 indicated Cresco fP A private plan bearing a Texas child to Roches ter Minn for medical trcatmei crashed in a forced landing nea here Wednesday night but its oc cupants escaped without seriou injury The plane was only 40odd PLANT N MASON CITY S OVERLOADED First Time in Many Weeks Packinghouses Have Plenty of Hogs For the first time in many veeks Iowa and southern Ttlinne ota packing plants had enough logs Thursday They had so many hat Iowa packing plants were out f the market entirely by noon Jacob E Decker and Sons Ma on City and Hormcl at Austin Minn went out of the market during the morning while Wilson and company Albert Lea bid 52 ess than Wednesdays offering The Mason City quotation on hogs was S1975 for top quality stuff Wednesday as compared with a hundredweight on Tune 30 the last day OPA ceilings controlled the price Cattle quota ions Thursday were exactly the same as on June 30 517 a hun Hogs Cattle Die Omaha lines so long that cattle and hogs died In the hot sun brought an esti mated 11500 cattle and 12000 hogs to the Omaha market in a partial falloff in current high prices President Harry B Coffee of Union Stock Yards company said it was impossible to move the livestock fast enough to pre vent some loss and said it was unfortunate such a heavy run should develop during hoi weather drcdweight being the lop offered A spokesman for the Mason City plant commented I didnt think there were that many hogs in the country Deckers had enough hogs on hand to run the killing floor at capacity for the rest of the week with the labor available he said and wilt bo out of fhe market un til Saturday at least Cattle receipts this week are Ihe heaviest in 6 weeks the IIH 111 o IJ1C miles from its destination when son Cityan said and enough hnve if rammed into a bank alongside a road which adjoined the hay fielfl where the pilot attempted lo land when he feared he was off his course Sheriff Percy Haven identified the planes occupants as Mrs Wil liam B Ward 30 her son William economic stabilizer Chester Bowles em lax Amiifnj u unil voles 9 counties His j glass ns will be named by President TruLJ Acquitted by a popular vote was 38766 OKelley hospital iiu federal court nurv nftpr a I the pilot and Mrs Jerry Stearns a nurse The 4 were taken to n Cresco hospital but they did not appear to be seriously hurt Haven said Mrs Ward was takinpr their son to Rochester for a checkup follow ing an accident which he suffered some time aco from which a brain tumor had developed They had an appointment to meet with Ro chester surgeons Wednesday night The family Icfl by ambulance for Rocheslcr Thursday morning Still remaining in the hospital Thursday morning was Mrs Stearns who suffered cuts and bruises but is not believed to be seriously hurt Pilot Castaris who suffered se vere lacerations from broken man the Thursday chief when executive said he can get an unction alhis espionageconspiracy trial Rus sian Lieut Nicolai G Redin and from their San sail for their homeland The 30 year old navy lieutenant said he would return to Russia for reassignment by the Soviet conference whether he thinks he will gel such a law from congress he told a re porter your guess is as good as mine Efforts are under way on capitol hill to work out a law revising price control to substitute for the Jab 1Tiarcn on cnarges ot ouy legislation the president information about a new U vetoed However there was a S heavy destroyer tender temporary lull in these efforts Thursday got 6981 popular votes and no serious His released from the injuries were not units The sheriff said the plane was The vole had been completed in extensively damaged and that the 35 of the 159 no re 1 turns reported from 2 ic were from 1111 of the total 1746 precincts Under the county unit vote sys tem the candidate carrying a coun ty receives s designated number purchasing commission which he ty receives a designated number was serving at Ihe time of his umt ranging from 2 to 6 rest last March on charges of buyTnere are unit votes in al Mr Truman said rising he called them followed the collapse of price con WOUld City Thunder showers higher unless controls are rein Thursda stitutcd Senator a candidate is nominated with a j majority 206 I Incomplete returns showed Car I michael leading fn 7 of the heavily j i populated counties and Talmadge j in one These counties are allo1 icaled B unit votes each They in i elude the cities of Atlanta Savan Barkley Ihe democratic leader told reporters a showdown on attempts to write a compromise price control bill that President Truman will sign is unlikely before Friday DCS Moincs insurance Wednesdays session of the sen contracts on wheat flax and corn conference committee I will be written in Iowa next i considering the measure produced month J J McLaughlin a a iot ol talk and no little con ly inunaer showers mmum odvui iy night and Friday ahDecatur Rome Macon Co Warm and humid Thursday and LaGrange night becoming cooler Friday I ln tnese 8 counties Carmichael had a popular vote of 90034 to i a 1 m i A n a r C1 rtOD 41l ber of the Iowa PMA committee announced Wednesday McLaughlin said field service representatives of the PMA would contact all farmers concerning the amount of insurance they may wish to carry The insurance covers loss from flood hail insects plant diseases and other unavoidable hazards The wheat and flax programs are statewide but the corn insur ance program is on a trial basis and is confined to Marion and Buena Vista counties fusion It finally broke up for lack of a quorum as senators drift ed away to debate a bill proposing a constitutional amendment to guarantee women equal rights with men I d iufjuiij vine 01 yuiMi 10 Iowa Thunder showers Thursday j Talmadges 51028 But the red night and Friday ending in i gallused Gene was picking up his west and north portion Friday unit votes in the smaller counties and in southeast portion Friday with 2 and 4 unit votes cashing in evening Warm and humid I heavily on the rural vote Thursday night becoming cool er Friday and Friday night j Minnesota Mostly cloudy with i iTOOperS Search thundershowers south and east v portions Thursday night Friday fOr L Y CHf Uld Ul clearing and cooler ADAMS LETTER AUCTIONED London letter written ty John Quincy Adams when min ister to Russia in 1811 describing AngloAmerican difficulties which led to war a year later recently was auctioned at Sothebys for SI 68 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 72 At 8 a m Thursday 74 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 58 Little Falls Minn ers and state troopers searched a mosquitoinfested swamp Thurs day for 2yearold Margie Dra bant who has been lost since Tuesday Margie daughter of Mr and Mrs John Drabant failed to re pilot and nurse appeared o be the most severely cut and bruised of the 4 The sheriff quoted Castaris as saying he decided to attempt to land in the hayfield because he was unable to contact Rochester and was running jnto some fog The pilot indicated Havens added that in the circumstances he was unsure of hisexact location 6 PERSONSllE IN GAS BLAST 25 Are Inj u red a t Bay Resort in Massachusetts Onset Mass Fair Marsha Edward H Whittemore said Thursday he had received a report that 6 persons were killed and 23 injured when a terrific gas explosion rocked the center of this Burzards Bay resort flattening 4 wooden buildings Police of the town of Wareham of which Inset is a village said 4 persons were known lo be dead and that 18 to 20 persons were in jured in the blast which destroyed Christys restaurant and damaged surrounding buildings Tobey hospital reported that 1 persons injured in the explosion were dead on arrival and that 18 been received this week to run the killing floor 6 days for the first time in several months Its the first week in more than month that we havent paid guaranteed time to idle men in the cattle department he re ported Four weeks ago Deckers re ceived a total of 19 head of cattle in an entire week enough to keep the killing floor going for about 2 hours Other centers also were report ing heavy receipts of livestock particularly hogs Al Sioux City the heavy receipts resulled in a lineup of rucks which brought out the fire departmenl to spray walcr on the hogs to relieve them in the oppressive heal Iowa packers reported receipts of 52000 head during the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Those receipts were the largest of any day since early in Febru ary and the largest for any July day with one exception since 1944 the federal market news service said The backlog held by packers was reported sufficient o guaran tee their kill for the remainder of Ihe week without further pur chases The extreme hot weather which made it difficult to carry hogs over also was a factor in causing buyers lo operate cau tiously A shortage of railroad cars was slowing the operations of shippers Only Morrell at Ottumwa Iowa was in the market at all Thursday offering about S2 under Wednes days prices but that packer also pulled out by noon and the market was at a standstill One livestock official at Des Moines said the rush of livestock both to Iowa interior markets and to markets elsewhere was a nor mal reaction to a descending price after a period of steady gains Both hog and cattle prices were lower at Chicago also wcic uvctu vii airival ana mat lo turn to her farm home from play to 20 others were brought there J f Searchers footprints re sembling Margies near the Dra bant home early Wednesday for treatment Every ambulance within miles radius was called Support Prices for Iowa Potatoes to Be jPaid During August Des Moinss prices for Iowa potatoes will be paid in August This is a month earlier than in previous years A J Lovcland state PMA chairman said that a hundred would be paid for U S No 1 grade sacked and loaded for shipment and a hundred for U S No 1 quality bulk loaded at the farmers gate The support program chiefly of importance in 15 Iowa counlies which grow potatoes for commer markets previously was an 35 i nounced as effective in Septcm iber ;