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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tMANTMCNT tr MIATtftf AMI ASCHIVES INCS A VOL tin Agodilcd Preu Umtm Press Full NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Cent m Conn MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 11 1947 U S SENDS STRONG NOTE TO USSR VETO POWER IN NEW ATOM PLAN Gromyko Calls for World Commission to Enforce UN Controls Lake Success Rus sia Wednesday offered the United Nations an expanded set of atomic proposals which failed to break the deadlock with the United States over the veto but opened up speculation over new possi bilities for agreement on inter national inspections Deputy Foreign Minister An drei A Gromyko called for setting up of a world commission to carry out strict international control over all facilities engaged in mining and production of atomic KEEPS lowa Man Phones Molotov in Moscow Just to Be Sociable tv one could tell M E Schroeder a fireman fo Jnlago Western railroad Wednesday that Russia is sulk ing behind an unbreachable iron after placing a tele phone call Sunday to Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov lust t be sociable Schroeder who said he had no other idea than just to be so ciable picked up his telephone Sunday morning at 2 a m and tol the operator he wanted to speak to Mr Molotov at the Kremlin i Moscow After convincing the local operator that he was serious Schroede waited until a m before he reached Molotov Molotov asked me first off if I wanted to talk about politics world affairs He sounded like he would hang up if I said ves so we talked about railroads energy Warren R Austin chief Ameri can delegate said afterward that he was not overoptimistic but the soviet position was encourag ing Austin interpreted one portion of Gromykos speech as meaning Russia might be ready to retreat from its yearold demand that United States scrap the atom bomb at any atomic con trol machinery may be set up by the U N Speaking in English Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko told the 12nation U N atomic energy commission that such an international group op erating within the framework of the vetoconscious security coun cil would have access to any fa cilities for mining production and stockpiling of atomic materials Gromyko said that in fulfilling its tasks of control and inspection the proposed commission would have the right of requesting from the government of any nation and checking of various data and re portson the activities of atomic energy facilities Declaring that the atomic en ergy commission has not made due progress in its work even after the commissions majority en dorsement of the American Ba ruch plan Gromyko said It is time to proceed to the solution of concretetasks He added the soviet union would insist that the task of prohibiting atomic weapons be considered railroads Molotov said the Russian gov ernment was working hard on steam and diesci locomotive power He asked me where Iowa was and what sort of a state it was I got to talk to Molotov for about 3 minutes and then he turned me over to a secrelary in his office Two or 3 secretaries horned in then They wanted to know all about Iowa and America and especially about Hollywood they asked me if I had ever been to Hollywood and what it was like I told them that I had never been out there and explained that it was so far from Oelwein that I couldnt af ford to make the trip Schroeder said he and Moloto talked in English and that while the latters accent was heavy he could easily understand him Schroeder said he talked about 7 minutes Schroeders call cost him plus tax He said he didnt think enough about it to tell anybody and it wasnt until the operator revealed that the call had been placed that Oelwein knew one o its residents had been in com munication with one of the worlds most enigmatic personalities Missouri Mississippi Rivers Flood Million Acres of Land High Waters Begin to from the viewpoint of its neces sity He did not change his basic po sition for immediately outlawing the bomb and only then for a con vention setting up atomic controls In a speech given wide advance publicity through Gromykos re quest for a meeting of the full first since March laid down these points h e international control commission should be set up with in the framework of the where the veto applies commission shall have its own inspectorial apparatus rights and obli gations of the commission as well as provisions on basis of which it shall act shall be determined by a special international convention signed by nations Recede at Quincy 111 After Record Peak St Louis over a least a million acres of farmland crests of the flooded Missouri an Mississippi rivers headed toward this river city Wednesday leaving behind a scene of destruction in 3 midwestern states The Mississippi began to recede at Quincy 111 dropping 48 of a foot in the past few hours after a record peak of 233 feet How ever Col W M Leaf distric army engineer warned thi danger was far from over He said the crest was nearing the drainage district levee across from Hannibal Mo where some 120000 additional acres would be affected if the levee gave way Water was estimated at about 6 inches from the levee top Evacua tion of the area was underway On the Missouri river some 500000 acres were flooded in the GlascowBoonville area where only 6 levees remained standing of which were expected to be washed out at any time Farmers near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers with the help of army en gineers and the coast guard be gan evacuation of the area in an ticipation of a repetition of the flood last April butthe weather bureau here said that the high water in this area was not ex pected to equal the overflow of 1944 The Red Cross midwestern headquarters estimated the num ber of homeless in Missouri and Illinois at 5700 with another 16 000 believed to be still washed out in Ottumwa the Des Moines river valley and other parts of Iowa which have been under water since last week Alexandria Mo remained com pletely fldoded following a levee REJECT PARLEY ON FRENCH TOP President Refuses to Talk With Rail Union Paris Vincent Auriol Wednesday rejected a re quest by the Federation of Rail road Workers for a special confer ence with him to seek a solution of the nationwide rail strike To accept your request would mean substituting myself for the government which alone is re sponsible before the national as sembly Auriol told the federa tion He said such procedure would nean cutting into if not wreck ing governmental authority The cabinet met Wednesday to lear a detailed account of current negotiations After filling in th cabinet Premier Paul Ramadie announced that he would receive a deputation of the general con federation of labor late Wednes day A predawn agreement with ga and electric workers ended one najor industrial tieup but theri vas no sign of a break in the rai trike TRUMAN TALKS AID TO NATIONS DESIRING PEACE Says US Will Help Those Who Honor Right of Self Government Ottawa Truman told the parliament of this north ern good neighbor Wednesday that the United Stales intended to help those nations that want to live in peace without coercion or intimidation Senators and members of the nouse of commons stood and ap plauded asthe president attired n formal morning clothes entered he house chamber We intend to aid those who seek to live at peace with their leighbors without coercing or eing coerced without intimidat ng or being intimidated the president told the lawmakers He promised that American would be used to pro mote world recovery by aiding hose who are willing to make the maximum contribution to he same cause Addressing the Canadian parlia ment in a speech in which he ailed for completion of the St Lawrence project a subject vhich long has stirred controver y in the United States the presi dent declared We seek a peaceful world a irosperous world a free world a world of good neighbors living on erms of equality and mutual re pect as Canada and the United States have lived for generations We intend to support those who re determined to govern them elves in their own way and who lonor the right of others to do kewise We intend to aid those who eek to live at peace with their eighbors without coercing or be ng coerced without intimidating r being intimidated We intend to uphold those who espect the dignity of the individ al who guarantee him equal PRESIDENT IN CANADAPrime Minster King of Canada welcomes President Truman as the latter arrived in Ottawa on a 3day goodwill visit to the Dominion Tornadic Winds Cut Phone Power Service in Muscatine Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cool Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy with later afternoon and showers evening rut tActcJj Aiuuucu tl JUVCVJ commission Jje j break tnere Sunflay and parts of e Hannibal were under water The Red Cross said An nada Mo and Meyer 111 north of here were being evacuated composed of nations on the atomic energy commission shall select its personnel on an international basis and periodically carry put inspection of facilities for mining and production of atomic mate rials commission shall check existing stockpiles investigate and verify the accounting and study production operations commission shall Tiave access to any facilities for mining production and stockpiling of ma terials states to the con vention prohibiting atomic wea pons must have a right to carry on unrestricted scientific re search directed toward discov ery of methods for use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes Gromyko also asked that the commission assure a wide ex change of information among na tions and carry out special in vestigations in cases where sus picion of violations arises Red Cross Makes Initial Allotment of for Iowa Flood Relief DCS Moines Red Cross has made an initial allotment of to Iowa for use in flood relief Truman Solverud director of Red Cross flood operations for Iowa reported the allotment Tuesday to Gov Robert D Blue and said additional funds would be made available if needed Solverud advised the governor the money would go toward as sisting families in need because of floods and wind storms Low Wednesday night 45 High Thursday 73 Iowa Fair and cooler east portion and mostly cloudy west portion Wednesday night Cloudy and slightly warmer Thursday with showers beginning southwest Portion and spreading over state by night Low Wednesday night 45 north to 50 south Thursday 73 to 76 High Minnesota Fair and cool Wednes day night with scattered frosts in the northeast and north cen tral portion Increasing cloudi ness and not so cool Thursday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Wednesday 46 Precipitation Trace YEAR Maximum gg Minimum KR j reatment under law and who al him the widest possible lati ude to work out his own destiny nd achieve success to the limit his capacity We intend to cooperate active ly and loyally with all who hon estly seek as we do to build a better world in which mankind can live in peace and prosperity In what was interpreted by many as an indication that the GreekTurkish aid program and the re lief measure for other devastated countries may be followed later by support for other countries Mr Truman asserted At this critical hour in history we of the United States are deeply conscious of our responsibilities to the world We know that in this trying period between a war that is over and a peace that is not yet secure the destitute and the op pressed of the earth look chiefly to us for sustenance and support until they can again face life with selfconfidence and selfreliance The president spoke after Ca nadian Prime Minister W LMac Kenzie King quoted him as having said previously that the breaking of the peace anywhere is the concern of peaceloving1 nations everywhere and declared this statement of American policy might equally be a Statement of Canadian policy HUNT FIREBUG IN CEDAR RAPIDS Offer Rewards for Man Who Set Blazes in Hotel Cedar Rapids to taling have been offered fo information leading to the arres and conviction of Ihe firebug win started fires in 2 downtown hotel here Monday night A P Hestor manager of tin Magnus hotel announced Tuesday he would give to anyone pro viding such information and C C Tschirgi owner added an other Five fires were started in th Magnus and Allison hotels earlj Monday evening and another ai a m Tuesday after al available police and firemen hat been thrown into the search for him Elect UP Vice President New York election of Miles W Vaughn as a vice presi dent of the United Press was an nounced Wednesday by Hugh Jaillie president of that organi zation Vaughn is U P general manager for Asia and makes his leadquarters in Tokyo He has been with the United Press since 915 and has served as corre pondent bureau manager and lews manager in the United tales South America and the Orient He has held the post of iureau manager in New York and n Rio De Janeiro U S Alloted Bigger Share of Sugar Pool Washington for an end to household sugar ra tioning by July 1 brightened Wed nesday as the United States was allotted a bigger share of the world sugar pool The international emergency food council intergovernment agency which divides scarce foods among importing areas granted this country 350000 tons more than originally had been allotted for this year This increase is equivalent to about pounds a person A highly placed agriculture de partment official who asked that he not be named said the addi tional supply should be enough to permit rationing to householders if not to institutions and to in dustrial users to be dropped by the end of this month Accident Mars Wedding of Eisenhowers Son Fort Monroe Va Capt John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower son of the chief of staff took a bride here Tuesday but the wed ding reception was marred by an accident to grandmother the bridegrooms Mrs John Sheldon Doud moth er of Mrs Dwight Eisenhower slipped and fell breaking her left arm at the reception at the Of ficers Beach club Young Eisenhower and his bride the former Barbara Jean Thompson daughter of Col and Mrs Percy W Thompson of Fort Monroeleft in a horsedrawn surrey for a months honeymoon Nepal is an independent state on the southern slope of the Himalayas Mt Everest highest tnown mountain is in Nepal Radio Station Put Off Air Lightning Starts Blaze in Warehouse Muscatine Many Musca fine homes were without electricity and telephone service for a time Tuesday night after tornadic winds accompanied by hail hit the city Telephone company officials re ported 350 to 400 phones were out of order following the storm an 3 of the 5 cily electrical circuit were out of order Radio station KWPC a daytim station was put off the air whe a tree fell across the main powe cable The storm hit hardest along th alh of 4 low Park and West Fulliam although trees were blown dow over most of the city During the storm lightnin struck the Millar warehouse which furniture was stored Be cause the storm had cut off tele Jhone communications the fir lad quite a headway by the tim he fire department arrived Muc of the furniture was destroyed Tuesday nights storm was at th opposite edge of the state from Monday nights twister at Akron owa on the western border in vhich one farmer was killed Mus catine is on the Mississippi rive at the eastern edge of Iowa Other Iowa communities in hich heavy winds were reportec ncluded Charles City in thi lortheast and Clinton and Jone ounties in the eastern part of thi late Chuck Worcester farm service irector of radio station WMT ir edar Rapids reported dus torms in both Clinton and Jones ounties He said the dust was lowing so badly for a time tha isibility was only about 100 feet howers later settled the dust THREATENS TO TAKE HUNGARY COUPBEFOREUN Report Message Asks for Joint American British Probe of Act Washington The United States Wednesday sent Russia a strong protest against the soviet upset of Hungarys government The stale department note re portedly carries a threat to take the case before the United Nations if necessary The main proposal for action contained in the protest is under stood to be a request for a joint AmcricanBritishRussian investi gation of the situation in Hungary It was possible that some last minute changes were made in the text of the note by Secretary of State Marshall who went over it intervention by foreign countries finally shortly before it was sent U S Protests Petkov Arrest in Bulgaria Washington United Slates Wednesday denounced the Bulgarian governments arrest of Nicola Petkov anticommunist leader in Bulgaria A statement issued by the state department said that in putting Petkov on trial the Bulgarian government also will go on trial in the minds of many Bulgarians and certainly in the opinion of all freedomsupporting peoples outside Bulgaria Petkov was arrested arbitrar ily last week on a charge of con spiring with subversive foreign and domestic elements to over throw the existing government the department statement said The statement was issued here after John Homer acting Amer ican political representative at Sofa was rebuffed by Prime Min ister Georgi Dimitrov when he in quired about the arrest The statement said The prime minister stated that in Nicola Petkovs behalf would only arouse the suspicion that 3etkov had underground connec ions abroad and that Petkov vould be tried by the sovereign country of Bulgaria and not in London or Washington lowan to Compile Directory Washington Rep Le ompte RIowa has announced apointment of Marshall F Camp f Creston Iowa as compiler of he next issue of the congression 1 directory which is to be pub shed in July Chicagoans Well Insured Chicago got 38650000 in life insurance pay ents last year according to the ational Underwriler weekly in jrance newspaper Government Officials Baffled by Mysterious Rise in Retail Meat Prices By UNITED PRESS A survey showed Wednesday that retail beef prices have climbed about 10 cents during the past 3 weeks and that prices or other types of meat have increased proportionately The government termed the price rise mysterious Livestock experts charged that government exports of meat to starving nations were responsible for the increase but department of agriculture spokesmen denied it At some markets the survey re vealed prices have risen about 20 ser cent Litlle buyer resistance was reported Strangely enough meat was plentiful at most markets although a few showed shortages of good and utility grades These are the types purchased for foreign re lief Most markets reported good to excellent supplies of choice beef Some cities reported slight shorlages of meat as result of flooddisrupted transportation in the midwest A flash shortage at Philadelphia was blamed partially on high water in the Mississippi valley Spokesmen for buyers in many sections claimed the governments purchasing program tvas creating a pressure that was driving wholesale prices upward They said the retailer had been absorb ing the price boosts until now but j was being forced to pass it on to the consumer Agriculture department experts at Washington said they do not understand and cannot explain the rise but scoffed at the charge that it resulted from export pur chasing The department said that for the first 6 months of the year ex port allocations took up only 300 00000 to 400000000 pounds of meat They said the nations cat tle producers sent that amount to market each week during the per iod Exports for this quarter they said probably will not run over 35 per cent of one weeks produc tion The foreign purchasers may buy from commercial sources is regulated the department said making it impossible for the ex port allocations to upset the do mestic market The survey showed the follow ing conditions in various U S cities prices were up 2 to 7 cents a pound During thi last 3 weks prices went from 35 to 37 cents for hamburger 73 to 79 for porterhouse and 62 to 69 for prime roast beef Shipments into the stockyards were running somewhat below normal at the start of a seasonal decline Con sumer demand was continuing storng was plenti ful but during past 2 weeks prices have increased 5 cents for pork chops 8 for steak 6 for round steak lamb roasts and stew meat and 3 for hamburger St beef cuts were up 10 to 20 cents meat prices were up as much as 10 to 20 cents meat prices were up as much as 10 cents a pound with choice steak running 89 cents 10 cents higher than a week ago Meat was plentiful and no buyer resistance was develop ing New price increases during past month porterhouse 69 to 89 cents chuck 43 to 59 leg roast 59 to 69 pork loin 59 to 69 There was no noticable buyer resistance DUST DARKENS ROAD VISIBILITY 45 Mile and Hour Wind Whips Up Farmlands Wind velocity of 45 miles per lour was recorded Tuesday after noon by the C A A Communica tions at the Mason City Municipal Airport at p m and p m the 2 highs for the afternoon Dust storms were whipped up rom farmlands and drivers be ween Mason City and Clear Lake they had to turn on the ights of their cars in order to see he road A 25 to 30 miles an hour wind vas reported at Charles City ac cording to E G Larson weather observer The average at Charles City was 17 miles per hour Although the wind blew with strong gusts Mason City throughout the afternoon and eve ning no great amount of damage was reported Two reports of wires being down were received by the police and fire depart ments late in the afternoon The wind brought with it chill ing atmosphere with the temper ature going down to 45 degrees Tuesday night in contrast to 87 degrees for the day before Charge Russia Backs Mongol Move in China Nanking Chinese gov ernment spokesman declaring this is no ordinary frontier in cident charged Russia Wednes day with partial responsibility for an outer Mongolian invasion of Chinas remote Sinkiang province The government instructed its ambassador in Moscow to protest he incident to both the soviet government and to the outer Mon golian minister there as the after math of a punitive campaign vhich carried a Mongol cavalry rattalion 50 miles into China Chang YuanChang foreign of ice spokesman gave no reasons vhy China was protesting di to Moscow and declined omment on whether warplanes vith soviet markings had sup lorted the Mongol attack as re lorled by the official Central Vews agency Outer Mongolia lowever is prosoviet The Mongols rode into Sinkiang riday apparently to attempt to orce the release of 8 Mongolian oldiers held by the Chinese Two Chinese soldiers were reported illed and others wounded in the nitial assault on Peitashan Chi ese sources said Wednesday a umber of Mongols were killed vhen Chinese warplanes ordered o disperse the clash inadvcntenlly ropped bombs among the invad out Stale deparlmcnt officials de clined to detail the notes pro posal immediately but it was learned that the message on this countrys views was sent to Soviet Lieut Gen V P Sviridov chair man of the allied control commis sion in Hungary with copies to Moscow and to London In London Lord Pakenham announced Wednesday night that Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov had countered a British request for information on Hun gary with a charge that Britain herself had interfered with the internal affairs of that nation As the document was originally prepared it accused the Soviets of unjustified interference in the internal affairs of Hungary and of violating the Yalta agreement It proposed the 3power investiga tion with the threat of taking the whole case to the United Nations unless satisfactory information can be turned up absolving Russia of the American accusations The late President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill of Brit ain and Generalissimo Stalin of Russia reached an agreement at a Yalta conference regarding poli cies to govern occupation of en emy nations Diplomatic officials indicated Wednesday that the term United Nations is not actually used in the text of the note as finally sent but said there was no mistaking that an appeal to the United Na tions is the ultimate move Unless some information not known now is brought out the United States position is that Hun garian Premier Ferenc Nagy was forced into exile and was com pelled to resign simply in order to make way for Hungarian com munists to seize power The United Stales holds that in this move the communists were fully supported by the Soviets and that this country and Britain as members of the allied control council along with Russia were completely ignored Nagy had been accused of tak ing part in what the soviet com munists called a plot against democratic forces in Hungary Under pressure he fled to Swit zerland and was succeeded by Lnjos Dinnyes regarded by the state department as a man in the control of the sovietcommunist group in Hungary The real power in the Hungarian government is regarded here as being Vice Pre mier Matyas Rakosi communist leader State department officials com monly refer to the series of in cidents by which the change the Hungarian government was brought about as a communist coup designed to secure soviet dominated control in Hungary Report Retail Tire ealers Cutting Prices New York tire dcal rs anxious to unload heavy ocks are cutting prices of pas enger car tires as much as to i each a survey of dealers here isclosed Wednesday Pricecutting has reached the utthroat stage said A C ivarlx a Manhattan dealer I He added that some retailers arc orkins on gross margin as lov as 0 per cent compared with a nor al margin of 25 to 30 per cent lowan Killed When Car Collides With Train Sioux City John Rhode about 80 longtime resident Danbury and its vicinity was in stantly killed Wednesday morning when the car he was driving col lided with a Chicago and North western railroad train at a cross ing in Danbury Witnesses to the accident said Rhode evidently did not see tho train approaching and failed to hear shouts of warning He was alone in the car Woodbury Coun ty Coroner R W Perkins and Dep uty Sheriff George Grimesey investigated SAME Black tratrio to pill ft bour puioil ;