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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF AND ARCHIYCS i 3 I KES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Prejj and United Press Full Leased Wires IFive Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 19 1946 this Paper Consist of Two On No 243 BLUE MAY NOT GALL RENT SESSION Senate Profit Probers Subpoena May CONFEREES ARE DEADLOCKEDON NEW OPA BILL Barkley Says Group Has Found No Common Ground for Agreement Washington P Democratic Leader Barkley Ky said Friday a Senatehouse conference com mittee had found no common ground for agreement on the terms of an OPA revival bill It doesnt look so good Bark ley told reporters when asked about chances of an agreement on the senateapproved measure which administration lieutenants are seeking o revise o meet re ported objections of President Truman Barkley said a proposal drafted by a subcommittee headed by Sen ator Radcliffe DMd to provide for the restoration of price ceilings on major items exempted by the senate was in such rough form that the committee made no pro gress in considering it He hinted at a possible compro mise by which the decision on re turning commodities to OPA con I trol might be given to the civilian production administration He said this would eliminate contentions that the OPA would be arbitrary in its decisions I The prospects for an OPA re Ivival hit a new low as the CIO I called for a national buyers strike I and a new round of wage in I creases Barkley talkedto reporters after I ended a morning lagain laterin 1 The republicandominated sen late subcommittees proposal on provides lor a board with liigher authority than OPA to de termine whether such important items as meat eggs and milk lould be put baclc under price ceil ings at a later date The senate lad voted to remove controls on foods I Senator Taft who di iecteti preparation of the proposed lompromise said the house con lirces flatly rejected it and re Iised to accept any bill that elirai latcs price ceilings on important items The compromise would permit IB proposed board to return the iods to OPA controls on these ndings 1 That prices had risen unreas tably above former OPA price ilings after subsidies were tak i into consideration 12 That the food products were und to be scarce and that Te rn ption of price ceilings was iracticable 3 That such action would be in e public interest Hot Seat AIRVIEW OF airview of the destroyed section shows how the gas ex plosion demolished four 2 story wooden buildings at the Cape Cod resort community of Onset Mass Thursday afternoon Nine persons were killed and 31 were sent to the hospital by the blast AP Wirephoto Wareham Mass I gas touched off by a spark was blamed Friday for an explosion that rocked the Cape Cod resort community of Onset 4 buildings and killing 9 persons Sixtyone other nersons many within a quarter mile area Some of the victims were hurled into the streets by the force of the cx pany workers and firemen were summoned immediately and the CONGRESSMAN SCHEDULED ON STAND TUESDAY Mead Committee Wants to Hear Mays Story on Link With Combine Washington senate war investigating committee is sued a subpoena Friday for the appearance of Rep May DKy and Chairman Mead DN Y said it expects him to testify Tues day May told reporters he had no comment Mead and his colleagues want fo hear from May in public on his activities in connection with a midwest munitions combine whose war profits the senate com mittee is investigating Senator Ferguson RMichO said the committee will take all steps the constitution will allow in getting May on the stand Mead said the committee had given May ample opportunity to appear and was resorting to a subpoena only because it is ab solutely necessary for us to do so The committee has received testimony that May interceded on behalf of the Erie Basin Metal Products company Batavia Metal Products company and allied firms that got some in war contracts May has said in public state ments that he did not profit per sonally that he was merely serv ing the war effort and doing what all other congressmen had done MEAD SIGNS SUBPOENA FOR James Mead DN chairman of the senate war investigating committee seated left signs a subpoena for the appear ance of Rep Andrew J May DKy Friday at the probe of the Erie BasinBatavia munitions combine with which his name has been prominently linked Looking on are Senator Homer Ferguson standing and George Meader committee counsel AP Wirephoto FEELS SPECIAL MEETING WONT BE NECESSARY Governor Says If Action Is Taken Legislature Will Be July 29 3031 DCS Moiiics T Gov Robert 3 Blue said Friday ho didnt think a special session ot the leg islature to enact state rent con trol would be necessary but said he had indications that evictions resulting from expiration of the office of price control would create a condition worse than existed in depression days The governor set forth his views in letters to members of the gen eral assembly He told them also that if it became necessary to have a special scsion it probably would be called for July 29 30 or 31 Whether I call a special session is largely dependent on the action taken by congress the letter said 1 am informed that the date for adjournment oC congress is July 27 Because of differences of opin ion final action by congress and the president may not be reached until close to the time of adjourn ment In such event 1 would be unable to give you more than 3 or 4 days notice of the convening of the special session Police Chief Locks Himself in Own Clear Lake Bastille entire downtown area was evac May is chairman of the house of them tourists who had come o SSlv ihv h H fT T ihp Ka Dadly they had to be razed plosion but the majoritywereiuated aridropedoff 1 military committee J killed by collapsing buildings j Shortly afterward when Four buildings were demolished and two others were damaged so the Buzzards Bay summer rwort for a vacation were injured In the I nf pitalizafion The dead included 5 men and 4 women Seven of the victims were killed outright Two others died later of injuries The blast rocked buildings The explosion occurred in front Christys Spa an ice cream i parlor and a favorite rendezvous of the many summer tourists visiting the Buzzards Bay area Officials said the leak in the gas line started when Cecil Bar rett one of the victims drove a danger was believed over pick through the pipe Gas com dows blown out the the ropes were taken down and curi ous shoppers and tourists poured into the area to see what had happened Minutes later the blast roared out and the walls of build ings crumpled Scores of persons in the im mediate area were knocked down by the concussion Automobiles were overturned and their win Decker Is Still Out of Hog Asks for Market Run Floods Packers I Conference on Pay Boost Before it came up with the May subpoena the committee heard Rep Sabath DI11 testify that two or three times he had called the Washington office of the only to get a third for a pinochle game Also Friday the committee heard the democratic leaders of the senate and house Senator Barkley Ky and Rep McCor mack disclaim any deal ings with the combine Through a message it received a similar report from Judge Sam Then He Finds Door Will Open by Just Kicking With Vigor its hap pened the jailer who locked him self in his own jail called on his neighbor to help him break oul The governor said he believed that congress would reenact rent control before August 1 and thus forestall numerous eviction not ices action on which would begin that day as a result of the demise of OPA regulations July 1 A substantial portion of the 30day eviction notices will ma turc about July 31 or August 1 foot window ledge when Leland I the ictfcr continued Information Patterson happened by What goes one queried Pat terson chiefsanswer is lost to the pTiblic prints But Patterson removed the graf coming to me indicates such evic tions would create a condition worse than existed from mortgage foreclosures and evictions in de pression The governor did not elaborate imj over the chiefs head Then the on that statement expert advice began with the and then found the only way to j twists and turns required to gni open the door was to kick it open i nc maximum results in reducing letter to give tin It happened in Clear Lake j without too many grunts puffs j much information where tall tales go the rounds an1 sighs this time of year but lakers dif fer from other spots where tall tales abound They claim theirs are true Anyway Chjef of Police J R If a fisherman ever wonders what an angle worm chief can probably tell him But he finally breathed the air of a free man again Then ho tried the key to the door just to see if he llulll Odlll tl1 I HGJ tu lllu MUUL Jubi HI JlUli 1L MU nel Dickstein of New York for Buttlcman on that blistcrine hot was wrong It Couldnt work In mcr democratic representative I afternoon when most lakers were he kicked the it Jacob E Decker and Sons were still out of the hog market Friday for the 2nd straight day and in ad dition announced that they would accept no more cattle for the re mainder of the week Feeders obviously reacted at the j first report of a break In the Chi cago market one buyer suggested and tried to get livestock to local markets before prices there also skidded with the result that in terior markets were flooded also The unprecedented midsum mer run caught the packers flat ELECTRIC LINE WORKER KILLED Belmond Man Fatally Injured After Storm Copeland 26 an employe of the Central States Electric company died at a Washington Labors top leaders laid aside their strike weapon for the time being Friday in favor of trying other meanslo push prices down and wages up The CIO pointing o rising liv ing costs said a round of wage increases is due again but it pro posed that President Truman call a labormanagement government conference to fix new pay rales They along with representative May had been named in previous testimony as among those with whipped and weakly s t p p c a opened lemonade or other refreshments decided he would sweep out the and to stabilize the national cron subpoena Only the senate v he JBrainerd Minn a of lightning struck the Nor Krueger home here neighbor J B Soder came up with a new Inscriptive phrase regarding the I tense heat 15 minutes later the coils the davenport were still red lot he said Only slight damage was done to he home were not bidding for hogs Friday They included the Iowa Packing company Des Sloines Morrell anfl company company cution follosving a severe windj from CIO r storm at p m Thursday ray that his unions will respect footed a Decker spokesman adm Friday as the result of electro This pos mitted since they had no idea that livestock in such numbers were ready for the market He reported very little marketing of under grade stock spiking the suggestion that feeders were dumping live stock actually not ready for the market in order to take advantage of record high prices Several other Iowa markets said could do that He added that sible roomer for the So he entered the jail and closed the door which any jailer has a whose offices the combine had J rcaly fora been in touch with by telephone Senator Brewster RMe ob served that once congress has ad journed Mays constitutional im munity to subpoena would no longer hold whereas the com mittees powers to call witnesses would remain in existence until 1947 Ferguson pointed out that the committee had no power in itself to pass judgment for contempt as a result of failing to answer a Governor Blue told his news conference he attempted in the e legislators as DS was avail able to him on whether there would be a special session He said a number of the legis lators had planned vacations but did not wish to leave the state if there would be a special session soon The governor indicated he would keep the legislators advised but thai it might be necessary to call the session on very short no tice Now the chief has seen every thing but just to show how things get started at the lake Harry The governor had letters from Thompson proprietor of the three Iowa congressmen each of Champlin lunch room went into whom expressed the opinion that his refrigerator and there he congress would reenact rent con perfect right to do But after he stayed until someone let him out j trol in lime to prevent evictions had swept the jail and fumigated minutes later out of breath and that a special session would made up the beds and put fresh j ani decidedly cooled otf flowers on the stand he decided Yes the summer heat has sHion plus a pledge i jncre is a federal statute making President Philip Muri a crime lo fail to answer a sub A tree had blown down near the residence of Sid Swenson and Copeland was called out to take care of wires which had been orn down by the tree While pulling wires from the fallen tree he accidentally carne into contact with one heavily charged wtih electricity He was unconscious when help arrived The Belmond fire department 2 doctors and a nurse worked all father Report FORECAST jMnson City Clearing and cooler Friday night Saturday fair with moderate temperatures Jloiva Partly cloudy Friday clear ing and cooler Friday night Generally fair with moderate i Lea Minn was still in the market merts had not been completed Fri temperatures Saturday offering the S1750 fnn i day afternoon poena by a congressional mittee and this could be applied never realized what a iob it was if necessary after journed Ottnimva Swift and Marshall town Tobin Packing company Fort Dodge and Swift and company Perry There Eciousncss Eleven tanks of oxygen existing contracts was announced Thursday after a meeting of the CIOs executive board It came only a few days after I AFL President William Grei cautioned American workers in Detroit speech that strikes now would be unwise Green recom mended that they let production catch up with demand because Oelwein IP Wayne Russell we will be in a far better pnsiI Considine 31 Waterloo was killed tion then to demand safeguards Thursday afternoon when the his work was finished Thats what he somewhere in the innards ot the lock it had broken and tile key would not turn the lock The j humidity rose the chief perspired freely and the sun beamed down i pleasantly My oh my He tried lo spring comi the lock with a putty Bnife He I I struck Clear Lake with ven geance congress ad to break out of jail The putty fcnifc wouldnt work He tried a i Waterloo Man Killed in Airplane Crackup ativj i iiui itr wui iveu dil rt v i T night in an attempt to revive him i agamst future economic crisis plane he was piloting crashed i but at no time did he regain con that some of back into the v market later in the day however Copeland is suriived by his wife Wilson and company Albert 1and one Funeral arrange Shio Blows Up New Brighton Eng 3re the horrified gaze of vacationists a cornfield two miles north of here Considine suffered a broken Be i neck and other injuries Cause ot reds i the crash was not known but 103t farmers in the vicinity said Con screw driver That wouldnt work He took the holts out of the hinges but neither the rutty knife nor the screw driver would budge the heavy door What to do In desperation he looked out of the window Who should happen by but Welcome Hollister who had once gained entrance to the jail on legitimate business by crawling through the feel sticky Burlington not be necessary After the OPA expired Governor Blue issued a proclamation asking landlords not to raise rents un reasonably In the same proclama tion he asked Iowa officials not to serve eviction notices How ever numerous notices have been served Later the governor and key legislators decided there should be a special session unless congress reenacted rent control in time to prevent the evictions The governor asked the attorney generals otfice to draw up a pro posed rent control bill to be pre sented to the legislature if a special session is called The at MERCURY AT 99 IN MASON CITY Sets High Mark for State During Thursday Mason City the northernmost of Iowas larger cities established the high temperature record for torney generals office is working the state Thursday with a 99 de on the draft with New York stall gree mark at 3 p m High temperatures were rule throughout Iowa however accompanied by humidity that made everyone and everything and District of Columbia rent con thc trol measures as guides window southeast corner reported 98 de loiva 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 degrees above normal state normal 76 warming trend beginning Saturday after noon continuing until Wednes day and then cooler precipita tion will average light occur ring as scattered showers Mon day and Tuesday Minnesota Fair Friday night and Saturday Cooler southeast por tion Friday night Moderate temperature Saturday IN MASON CiTY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 99 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Friday 74 Precipitation 3 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 59 offering the lop price which prevailed Thursday S2 j lower than Wednesdays quota tions Horrnel at Austin Minn was back in the market Friday together with Waterloo and Cedar Rapids all with a S1750 quota tion i Hog receipts at Iowas interior J markets Friday were 30500 head compared with 33500 a week ago and 19900 a year ago Saturdays estimated hog receipts were 19 200 or about like last Saturday In Sioux City where firemen sprayed water over the long line of trucks awaiting entrance to the stockyards Thursday 90 swine were found dead when the trucks were unloading and from 20 to 30 hogs were found dead later Complete clearance of hogs was to J91 a expected at Sioux City by Friday night There were 8000 hogs cari ted Auto Workers unionwas back ned over there from Thursday ing a buyers strike Butchers said ton survey ship Denham was des sidine had landed in a nearby field troyed Thursday in the river Merj and taken off again a short time sey by a flaming explosion which before the accident snuffed out the lives of 8 of her i The cliief didnt attract atten Krccs and Dubuque Davenport tion but the sight of Hollister put cn1eafS ard along different lines however i The chief thought of this when it Mason Citys 99 was the high 9 crewmen Naval authorities ex The United States bought S323 was too late He had already iest temperature here since July was known Passed belief the vessel had hit j 586 worth of pyrethrum flowers started through the wfndowand 25 the mercury rose i rranKim ja sfrnv minp frnm Rivn n IOAS 1i In riprrrpoc stray mine from Brazil in 1945 there he hung amidships on a 1V lorVH Consumer Resistance Cuts Butter and Meat The mercury dropped 12 de ees in as many minutes here iwever as the wind shifted from By UNITED PRESS Consumer resistance drove but ter and meat prices down in some communities Friday as buyers strikes continued throughout the nation Cleveland retailers reported that butter purchases had fallen off 50 per cent since last week and wholesale butter prices dropped pound in Pierre S Dak An beef 35 cents deen S Dak grocer said butter a pound beef short ribs 25 cents sales had fallen off 90 per cent beef pot roast 39 cents bacon 50 in his store cents and sirloin steak 49 cents loins 36 cents The price of butter dropped slightly in Portland Ore but there was no surplus supply Some Minneapolis retailers esti mated that butter sales had fallen off 50 per cent but prices remain ed the same and beef rib roast 40 cents St beef sirloin 45 cents lamb stew 20 cents rib roasts 42 cents ground beef 39 cents ham 49 cents southwest to north and thunder storms came in on the breeze It rained 03 inch at Mason City o nnn sax during the night OPA A consumers Kroup in Balti more was scheduled to picket a western Maryland dairy Friday DIES IN CHAIR FOR SLAYING Washington McFar land exmarine went to his death in the electric chair Friday still protesting his innocence in the rapeslaying of a young govern ment Rirl I still say I am not guilty the 25 year old veteran of the Guad alcanal declared in a statement issued a few minutes before he died at a m CST at the District of Columbia jail In his final give the civil aeronautics communicaj person scheduled lo undergo an tipn and weather station at the i operation in New York later in airport a few miles west of the KGLOGlobeGazcltc thermome the day The plan fell through however jail Superintendent Cur and an additional 2000 were re ceived Friday The Sioux City hog market was higher Friday prices were falling gradually Consumer resistance forced but ter prices from 79 to 72 cents a IT of amb 41 The American Meat Institute cents sirloin steak 47 cents ham spokesman for the packing indus burger 33 cents try said that in many cities meat Labor civic and veterans groups was being offered at prices well below the old black market levels The institute cited the following examples sponsored a mass meeting at Rochester N Y to protest rising prices Forty thousand pamphlets were distributed and a petition On another front additional cities and states were acting to keep rents down The 99 was confirmed by j relatives objected lo a postmor the American Crystal Sugar comI tcm operation panys thermometer however It showed 985 degrees at 3 oclock Earl California when the GlobeGazette ther called a special session of the mornetcr hit top statelegislature for Monday to i Chicago reached a seasonal rec ord of 100 degrees Thursday and patient Reid did not disclose who had proposed the arrangement for consider rent control legislation The governors of Ohio and Iowa were expected to do like wise unless congress acted within a few weeks transplanting the corneas Mc cyes to the blind did he identify the minimum was 78 at night In the Dakotas lows of 50 were re ported with temperatures else where ranging upward McFarland entered the chair at a m CST helped guards adjust the straps Seven minutes later he was pronounced dead ;