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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1946, Mason City, Iowa r r p T iF iT CY J v1 CENTENNIAL EDITION NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 14 Truman Gets Optimistic Maritime Note BRIDGES GROUND TO US IN NEGOTIATION Union Leader Hurls Threat of Another Crisis b 3 Months Washington Truman reported Friday that he had been informed there was a good prospect for settling the maritime labor crisis 4n time to prevent a shipping tieup Friday night A reporter at Mr Trumans news conference asked the presi dent flatly whether he thought there would be a walkout the reply he think there would be a shipping This was related by the presi dent while on capitol hill Capt OranviUe Conway war shipping chief said that Harry Bridges had agreed to accept a wage increase or 22 cents an hour for his CIO longshoremen In view of this Conway told a house labor subcommittee investi gating the scheduled sirike of maritime unions at midnight it seems reasonable to me that il will be settled Friday afternoon Bridges objection to the 22 cent figure has been one of the perhaps the last stumbling blocks separating unions and operators and the government from an agreement His decision now to take it as reported by Conway convinced Chairman A B Kelly of the house groups that the strike was over N Bridges had given ground bit terly and even as he brightened the prospects of averting the strike now he flung a threat of another maritime crisis in little more than 3 months He hinted he would take the 22 cent figure only until September 3D His insistence on 23 cents an hour has been a block in the gov ernments drive for a general set tlement with the 7union commit tee for maritime unity claiming to represent 200000 workers Bridges intimation that the west coast longshoremen would accept the 22 cents an hour rec ommended by a factfinding board May 13 came in a speech early Friday which he telephoned to prestrike rallies on the west coast where it was 9 p m BAKERS SUGAR RATION IS CUT Washington Friday ordered a cut in the sugar rations of commercial bakers in a move to limit the output of cake pie and other pastry At the same time the agency an nounced previously 2nd home canning stamp good for 5 pounds of sugar will be validated July 1 OPA said that during the July Septembeiquarter bakers will re ceive 60 per cent of the amount of sugar they used during the same period in 1941 At present they are receiving 70 per cent The new home canning coupon which becomes valid July 1 is spare stamp 10 in family ration books It will be good through Oct 31 Home canning stamp 9 now valid for 5 pounds also may be used through Oct 31 Validation of a 2nd home can rung stamp has no effect on the regular household sugar ration of 5 pounds every 4 months OPA said present pfcA call for vali dation of the next 5pound house hold stamp Sept 1 CAPTURE SLAYER IN GUN BATTLE Former Mental Inmate Kills Sheriff Brother Cambridge 111 n Mor n or ris 67 former inmate of a mehtal hospital was held Friday on war rants charging him with murder ing his brother Frank 72 and Henry county sheriff Byron The sheriff was shot and hilled at the door of the Morris brothers farm home Frank Morris body was found several hours later in a patch of weeds about 75 feet away Capture of John Morris came after authorities stormed his house with machine guns and tear gas for almost an hour The house caught fire but Morris was pulled from the burning kitchen unhurt The house was destroyed Deputy Sheriff Fred Swanson said he and the sheriff hacJ gone to the Morris home 3 miles north east of Cambridgeto investigate neighbors reports that the live stock was being neglected The ivestock normally was cared for by Frank Morris PICKS STEELMAN TO DIRECT OWMR Washington President Truman Friday announced he was appointing John R Steelman as director of the office of war mo bilization and reconversion Steelman a special assistant to She president will succeed John R Snyder who has been nominated for secretary of the treasury Mr Truman told his news con ference that he had decided to continue the OWMR advisory committee He previously had said that OWMR would be gradually liqui dated since he believed most of the countrys reconversion prob lems had been solved There are 108202 miles of ur san transit routes in the United States over which 89240 subways street cars trackless trolley coaches and gas buses operate 5000 Persons Seek Estate With Joke Definition Await Decision of Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly biidyan warmer Friday night and Satur day Iowa Partly cloudy Friday nigh and Saturday Warmer Satur day widely scattered thunder showers Saturday night Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scat ter e d thundershowers north portion Warmer IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at I oclock Friday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Friday 69 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum s2 Minimum 57 INJUKED IN FALL C H Becker suffered a painful injury when she fell with apail of hot water tore the ligaments in her right foot and received other bruises Plenty of Aid to Find 1 Killed 2 Injured in Car Collision Near Carrersville and his a cut on the head Deputy Sheriff Art Awe of Ma son City investigated the accident and found there were no witness es with the exception of those in volved and both were in the hos pital at Rockwell Dr J F Meany reported their condition as favor able It appeared from the prelim inary investigation that the Frankhouser car was coming from the west the Berk car from the north and that the latter was hit in the middle overturned and landed in a grove Dcpnty Awe said trees ob structed the intersection The ac cident occurred about p m Both cars were almost completely demolished Frankhouser was taken to a hospital at Rockwell where he sons died soon after arrival The rva e father and son also were taken to the hospital Mr Frankhouser was born Jan 9 1923 at Adel and lived at Per ry until he entered the navy in August 1942 He received his honorable discharge Jan 20 1846 and was employed as a projec tioinst at Osage for about 60 days vo weeks ago he started to work the Brenton studio at Clear tri tnd 4uas on a tnp when the accident occurred Surviving are his parents Mr and Mrs H L Frankhouser a sister Helen and a brother Ron ald a2 of Des Moines and a grandfather Ernest S Becker Dows Funeral arrangements are in complete The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge Judge When Will Is Contested by Son Huron S Dak thousand persons who believ their definition of a joke is bet ter than Websters waited Fridaj for Probate Judge R M Russel to decide whether they would ge a chance to prove their point The amateur lexicographers en ered their definitions of joke in a contest provided for in the will of C C Kichardson 55 Wcs smgfon S Dak eccentric who left his estate to the win But the contest was interrupted when Richardsons only son chal lenged the will questioning whether his father was a genius or insane Clarence Kipp Richardson 24 told Judge Russell at aprobate hearing Thursday that the will was not enforceable because it named no definite beneficiary Young Richardson was left only by his father whom he never had seen The court fight pleased only one person Wessington Postmaster F C Fitch Fitch is executor of the estate and judge of the joke contest He said he was havinfv a diffi cult time tryingto decide which of the 5000 entries would be most acceptable o the elder Richard son who died of tuberculosis March 7 after a lifelong search for improved word definitions Fitch said few of the entries met Richardsons specification that the definition should answer the all and total meaning of the Holy Bible and of all sociological mean ng of man on earth Dr W L Meyers testified at the hearing that the elder Richardson a onetime salesman and self styled psychologist was afflicted vith a strange mania for finding he hidden meaning in words MAJOR BOWES SUCCUMBS AT 71 Rumson N J Fri day had claimed one of theater and radios best known figures vtaj Edward Bowes whose Am ateur Hour once was rated by isteners as Americas favorite radio program The genial Irish showman whose booming all right all became a national byword or giving an untalcnted ama cur the gonfr had planned to elebrate his 72nd birthday Fri day He died at his country estate Riveredge at p m Thurs day night as Francis Cardinal bpcllman administered the last ites of the Catholic church Funeral services will be held in t Patricks cathedral New York ity and his body will be in erred with that of his wife who led in 1934 in Sleepy Hollow emetery Tarrytown N Y The time has not been decided HOUSE SHOVES ASIDE OPA BILL TO CONFERENCE Doubt SenateHouse Conferees Can Write Plan to Avoid Veto Washington house re fused Friday to accept the senates drastic curtailments on OPA ex tension and sent the bill to a senatehouse conference commit tee for a harmonizing of differ ences There was widespread doubt on capilol hill however that the con ferees will be able to write a com promise that will not run headon info a presidential veto President Truman declined to commit himself when he was asked outright at his news confer ence whether he would sign the measure as it passed the senate Thursday night Chester Bowles stabilization director has an nounced he will recommend a veto if weakened OPA legislation is sent to the white house The senate approved a years extension of how ever much authority and minus the right to keep price controls on meat eggs milk butter and chick ens Mr Truman said he couldnt answer the veto question before he saw the legislation in its final form after it had been worked out by a senatehouse committee adjusting the different versions of bills passed by the 2 houses Reaction to the senate bill was immediate on and off capitol hill Meat butter milk all other dairy products eggs chickens leaf lobacco cigarettes and other to bacco products gasoline and other petroleum were stripped from further price control on July 1 under the bill The elimination of these partic ular ceilings was not included in the house bill Thus they might be restored when a senatehouse ommiUee adjusts differences be tween the 2 chambers and puts the bill in shape to go to President Truman Stabilizer Bowles and OPA Ad ministrator Porter both have de clared that either senate or house bill would wreck price controls completely and touch off soarin nflation Neither would comment imme diately on the final senate vote ut Bowles last week promised to urge Mr Truman with all the vigor at my command to veto that senate bill in clear and rinein erms The house bill would allow OPA only 9 months more of operations after June 30 compared with the vole for a years exten ion Major differences on which the enate and house willhave to get ogether before an OPA bill can be ent to President Truman include TIME OF EXTENSION year beyond June 0 months FOOD ITEMS price controls over meat poultry and dairy products o expire at the end of this month such provision SUBSIDIES BATON TWIRLERS ARE COMINGWhirling twirling high steppuig drum scores of will be part of the attraction next Thursday when Mason Citv again stages a band festival after a lapse of 4 years Shir ley trianey of Nora Springs shown above was amonir the favorites of 400 baton twirlers in the 1942 festival The band festival will bring to a close a 5day centennial cele bration in Mason City starting Sunday with a religious program and continuing Monday with a reunion for old Turn inside in this issue for stories about story picture of reigning festi queen VJOTED clergymen to speak at L religious observance Sunday Homecoming program planned ut or old timers Monday vaudeville show at v Roosevelt fieldhouse and avement dance in Central park funds to be it from 32000000000 for year AVIATION day with airport o 51100000000 with food subsi dedication AAV ies to be banned after next May program to end y January 1 1947 with 00 meat subsidy to halt at end of lis month DECONTROL Senate Threemember board ndependent ot OPA would have ower to order removal of specific rice ceilings on finding that such ction was justified would be directed o lift ceilings when output of a ommodity reaches a rate equiva ent to that prevailing in 1941 PROFITS would be forced to How prewar profit margins bove costs in fixing wholesale nd retail ceilings and to add in reased costs to prewar prices in xing manufacturers ceilings manufacturer and istributor including retailers to e allowed cost plus a reason ble profit COTTON TEXTILES per cent increase n maximum prices to be granted manufacturers who have met spe production goals similar provision TOBACCO AND PETROLEUM Senate to be lifted une 30 on leaf tobacco and pe troleum and their products in udmg cigarets and gasoline such provision ft w uuj tv f UI L dedication AAF air show and christening of airliner Miss Ma son City on Wednesday rpHlRTYTHREE candidates for queen and 40 bands coming lor band festival Thursday PICTURES of 33 North rowa 1 girls candidates for queen of festival j Iowa Newspapers Receive NEA Awards Estes Park Colo IP Three Iowa newspapers won national editorial association awards it was announced Thursday night at the opening of the NEA convention The Mt Vernon Iowa Hawk eyeRecord received first for gen eral excellence in typography for weeklies The Oakland Iowa Acord won 2nd place and the Sumner Iowa Gazette 3rd for general excellence Dont burn your waste paper It is still badly needed Disclose Army Headquarters Scandal Over Jap Contracts Tokyo provost marshals office Friday disclosed a gen eral headquarters scandal which threatened to involve many high American army officers who allegedly received lavish gifts for giv COntractor Akira Ando Preference in construction The disclosure was the result of an investigation begun last No Wft culminaled in Ando by counter IntelH ce corps and the provost shal Ando now Is in protective custody at the metropolitan police Co M Logie deputy provost marshal said that American of DI Iicers involved would jnclude some from the military govern ment and some from the economic and scientific section of supreme allied headquarters He said the investigation re vealed that many high general headquarters officers some of general officer in volved There may bo some general officers withred faces too Logic said Ando was alleged to have given many geisha parties for influ ential officers in hopes of se curing favors Logie said A geisha girl was said to have told officials investigating the scandal that Ando had offered her 10000 yen to spend the week end with a certain general head quarters officer She said Ando expected to obtain a construction contract through the officer WILL DESTROY BOMBS IF GOOD CONTROLSETUP Barucli Presents Offer to U N Commission for Atomic Energy New York ff The United States Friday proposed to the world the creation of an inter national atomic development au thority to handle atomic energy and agreed to destroy its own store of atom bombs and cease manufacturing them if an ade quatecontrol system is set up The United Slates made it crystal clear that there must be no veto power in any part of the framework it was proposing for the development and peaceful use of atomic energy It called for renunciation of the atom bomb as an instrument of warfare and for a world security program not composed merely of pious thoughts but of enforceable international law teeth in it Bernard M Baruch 75 year old financier who played a lead ing role in this countrys victories in both world wars aid the United States atomic cards on the table at the first meeting of the United Nations atomic energy commission on which he is the U S representative He lost no time in fettinsr down to business Addressing himself to my fellow citizens of the world Barueh said the Unlfcd States proposes the creation of an international atomic develop ment authority to which should be mtrusled all phases oE the de velopment and use of atomic energy When an adequate system for control of atomic energy includ ing the renunciation of the bomb as a weapon has been agreed upon and put into effective oper ation and condign suitable pun ishments set up for the violations ol the rules of control which are to be stigmatized as international crimes Baruch said we pro pose that v 1 Manufacture of atomic bombs shall stop 2 Existing bombs shall be dis posed of pursuant to Hie terms of the treaty and 3 The authority shall be in possession of full information as o Ihe knowhow for the produc tion of atomic energy My country is ready o make its lull contribution toward the end we seek subject of course to our constitutional processes and o an adequate system of control becoming fully effective as we finally work it out Baruch said The elder statesman whose ad dress constituted one o the most remarkable documents yet laid before the United Nations said he matter of punishment lies at the very heart of our present se curity system It might as well be admitted ie continued here and now that ne subject punishment of viola ors of the peace goes straight to the veto power contained in the charter of the United Nations so as it relates to the field atomic energy The charier permits penaliza lon only by concurrence of each Jf the 5 great of Soviet Socialist Republics the Umfed Kingdom China France and the United Stales J want to make it very plain hat I am concerned hero with the veto power only as it affects this particular problem There must be 10 veto to protect those who vio ate their solemn agreements not o develop or use atomic energy or destructive purposes Baruch in proposing the inter lational atomic development au hority said that starting with aw material it should have 1 Managerial control or own rshjp of all atomic energy activi ies potentially dangerous to vorld security 2 Power to control inspect nd license all other atomic acliv tics 3 The duty of fostering the beneficial uses of atomic energy 4 Research and development esponsifailities of an affirmative intended to put the au hority in the forefront of atomic cnowledge and thus to enable it o comprehend and to elect misuse of atomic energy o be effective the authority nust itself be the worlds leader n the field of atomic knowledge and development and thus supple ment its legal authority with the great power inherent in posses ion of leadership in the knowl edge As for violations of the proposed control framework Baruch said enalties of as serious a nature is the nations may wish and as mmediate and certain in their ;