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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AH3 ARCHIVES WOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LD Associated Preai and United Press Full Leased Wirej Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JIARCH 27 194G NO SETTLEMENT This Paper Consists ot Two One NO 143 RANIAN ISSUE IranDeniez Secret Agreement on Russian Withdrawal PRINCE QAVAMINSISTED ON REDS MOVE Asserts No Secret Agreement Made in Tehran or Elsewhere Tehran The Iranian gov ernment Wednesday officially denied that any agreement has been signed by Iran and Russia regarding the withdrawal of Red army troops The official government spokes man Prince fllozaffar Firouz gave an official statement to the United Press asserting that he wished stronely to deny that the evacuation of soviet troops had resultsd from any secret agree ment between Iran and Russia Firouz said that Premier Ahmed Qavam has instructed Radio Tehran to broadcast an official announcement to this effect He asserted that no secret agree ment has been reached either in Tehran or elsewhere The soviet decision to withdraw her troops from Iran he said was entirely due to Premier Qavams insistence during his negotiations with Generalissimo Stalin in Moscow Firouz issued the following statement which he said that Radio Tehran would broadcast on the instructions of Qavam Certain agencies and radios have during the last few days stated that the Russian decision to evacuate Iran is as a result of an agreement recently concluded Circulation of this news has led to the interpretation that a new agreement has been signed between Russia and Iran on the question of evacuation For the public information it is stated that the evacuation of the soviet troops will be as a re sult of negotiations by the head of the government Premier Quavam with soviet authorities anl his insistence on evacuation All Russian troops were sched uled to be out of Kazvin the old lendlease transshipment point 80 miles northwest of Tehran by Wednesday morning the spokes man said An aerial survey of the Kazvin area Tuesday morning showed that the Russians still had 22 haevy tanks a large number of trucks and 6 fighter planes be tween Kazvin and Karaj some 60 miles to the southeast and 20 miles northwest of Tehran A regiment of horse artillery 10 heavy antiaircraft guns and some light field guns were parked 10 miles north of Kazvin DISPUTE ENDS Waterloo IP A long wage dis pute between the Rath Packing company and the United Packing house Workers CIO union has ended with an agreement calling for a wage increase 14V4 cents an hour it has been announced by R A Rath company president A T Stephens director of Dis trict 3 UFWA said the agree ment raised the basic labor rates to 88 cents an hour for male em ployes and to 77 4 cents an hour for female employes two and a half cents an hour above basic rates paid in other Iowa plants The raise is retroactive to Jan 26 1946 of Nash WILL SHOW FILM Lcdyard Vivid full color scenes from astronomy and nat ural science are featured in The God of Creation sound motion picture to be shown at 8 p m Wednesday April 3 in the Led yard Evangelical and Reformed church FBI HOLDS RED NAVAL OFFICER FOR ESPIONAGE Lieutenant Set to Flee United States by Ship From Portland Ore Washington state de partment was kept fully informed about FBI activities which led to seizure of a young Russian naval officer on charges of espionage Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson said Wednesday He de clined further comment The 29 year old soviet officer Lf Nicolai Gregorovich Kcflin was arrested Tuesday night in Portland Ore just as he was about to board a Russian vessel which was preparing to sail home Redin was accused of seeking plans and information regarding the U S Yellowstone n destroyer INVOLVED IN YEAR OLD Dor othy Worm 41 and her son Carroll 24 wife and son of tommy Worm are questioned at the county attorneys office in Bedford Tuesday about the death of her hus band years ago Carroll recently was released from the army air corps AP Wirephoto lowan Fails SEESLAUGHTER Car Truck Production to Go Above 40000 Unit Mark This Week Detroit peacetime cars and trucks proba bly will go above the 40000 uni mark this week for the first timi since February 1942 when thi war cut off all civilian output ait auuui Last weeks output according to ted a longtime illicit relationship Wards Automotive reports totaled with Schmitt cars and trucks The attractive 41 year old bru The expected rise m production net was brought from her Conway will reflect increased schedules by to Disclose Vacant Graves Bedford Henry Schmitt 32 failed Wednesday to show of ficers the graves where he said in a signed statement he had buried and later exhumed the body of his lovers husband The 200pound 6 foot 2 inch Lenox horse trader led Sheriff J T Caskey and other officers to a farm field near Crcston in which he said the body had been buried a 2nd time after removal from the 1st grave The temporary grave he re lated had been filled with stones boards and other debris then cov ered with dirt but he was vague as to the exact location and dig ging and probing failed to locate the spot He was returned to jail without visiting his farm near Lenox where his statement said the body was buried first by him and the widow Charged with first degree mur der in the killing of Tommy Worm 42 on Nov 4 1943 Schmitt admitted in a signed statement Sheriff J T Caskey and State Agent Robert Gregson said that he shot Worm and then buried and exhumed the body twice be fore disposing of it in the Missis sippi river A day later Schmitt and the widow exhumed the body the statement said and the 2 buried it again on another farm near Creston A few days later Schmitt again exhumed the body and dis posed of it in the Mississippi after taking it 200 miles in a car he said in his statement Mrs Dorothy Worm was free Wednesday after being questioned Tuesday in connection with the slaying No charges had been filed against her Sheriff Caskey said she probably would be questioned again Wednesday Couniy Attorney Jones said the widow admitted in a signed state ment that she helped bury her dead husband twice and helped exhume him once In her state ment Jones reported she admit CONTROLS AGAIN Move Designed to Curb Black Market Washington expects to restore some wartime slaughter controls in another move designed to curb black markets in meat government officials said Wednes day These officials who asked to remain anonymous said the agen cy is planning to restrict socalled custom slaughtering by nonfcfl erally inspected packing houses Custom slaughterers are those who own meat animals cattle for example which are butchered by packing houses on a fee basis An OPA order being drafted re portedly would limit this prac tice to those who were in this business prior to late last Decem ber when similar controls put into effect during the war were revoked Custom slaughterers cer tified by the agriculture depart ment probably would be exempt from this ruling OPA favors restoration of thy regulation it was understood be cause it believes there has been a great increase in custom slaugh tering and this is diverting meat from usual trade channels This in turn officials said has aggravated the black market situation Mason City Sergeant to Land in Seattle Donald J Prindle 702 3rd N E is scheduled to arrive in Seattle Friday on board the General Hodges according to an AP dispatch received here farm home to the county attor T j I j iarm nome 10 me county attor Ford the Dodge Chrysler Plyneys office for questioning Tues mouth and De Soto divisions of day and was accompanied by her Chrysler corporation Hudson and oniy 50rij Carroll 24 recently re leased from the army air corps where he served as a first lieu tenant Mrs Worm and Schmitt first became acquainted in 1938 when she sought a horse to replace one which died she told reporters at the county attorneys office Tues day She said they became friends and finally partners in the horse dealings Weather Report FORECAST Mason City fair Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy continued mild Iowa Fair Wednesday and Wed nesday night Wanner west and central portions Wednesday Thursday partly cloudy anc mild Minnesota Fair and mild Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy south cloudy and cool er with showers north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic1 for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 64 Minimum 37 At 8 a m Wednesday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 47 S S Yellowstone Seattle U S S Yellowstone is iu Bangor Wash on Puget Sound the 13th naval district said Wednesday The navy has described the Yellow stone as a new type of destroyer tender and termed it a float ing navy yard capable of fix ing anvthinR from sliips boilers to a stop watch ender and one of the newest of the navys warships A naval officer said at San rancisco Friday night that the was scheduled to take part n the Pacific atom bomb tests Spokesmen for tha joint army navy tasck force conducting op rations crossroad said in Wash ngton Wednesday however the Yellowstone was not one of the hips to be used in the experiment The Yellowstone the navy said s scheduled to leave Puget Sound about March 31 proceed through the Panama canal and join the Atlantic fleet Naval officials re used to say anything further on he matter At the stale department mean while it was said in response to a query that Kedin did not have diplomatic special status exempting forciirn diplo matic representatives from the application of United States Jaws Acheson told a news conference hat the justice department kept the state department fully posted on the developments but would not further discuss the arrest of Redin a member of the soviet purchasing commission at Seattle The formal charge was disclosed late Tuesday night by FBI Agent Julius A Bernard at Portland after FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover Kad announced tersely in Wash ington that Redin had been seized as he was about to board a Rus sian canning vessel for home Arraigned before U S Commis sioner Robert A Leedy the soviet officer wearing the uniform of his rank was asked whether he un derstood English Thumping Leedys desk Redin cried I will not talk I will not talk He then demanded to see the THOMAS J Thomas is carried on the shoulders of his supporters after he was nominated for re election as president of the CIO United Auto Workers union Wednesday at the convention in Atlantic City N J AP Wirephoto Strikes At a Glance By UNITED TRESS Strikes scheduled to begin over the weekend threatened Wednes day to increase the number of idle U S workers to more than GOO 000 highest figure in several weeks The major developments Motors recalled thousands of workers and other auto companies started returning to peacetime productioi schedules Harvester company and the CIO Farm Equipment Workers union agreed unon an 18 cent hour wage increase remained in dispute over fringe issues mediators withdrew from negotiations charging the company made mediation impossible workers were on strike against copper and lead smelting industry over wage increases Additional walkouts threat Mine workers were scheduled to strike at midnigh Sunday after a breakdown in negotiations with soft coal operators YOUTH DROWNS NEARWATERLOO Firemen were Wednesday morn soviet consul who was not reprej tl sented at the proceedings a children Waterloo still searchin ing for the body of Rene Pratt G who was drowned after a boat capsized Tuesday night throwing her her father a brother and two sisters into the waters of a deep slough extending off the Cedar river here One sister Clara 12 was res cued by the father while a broth er Robert 9 and the other sister Martha 15 were pulled to safety by a neighbor Gilbert Kent 17 Kent said the youngest child had lost her grip on the side of the boat and he could not find her 4 m the other two Byrd Enters Coal Miners Conference Washington S Concilia tor Douglas Byrd entered a con ference between soft coal opera tors and the United Mine Worker Wednesday as the govcrnmen moved to cushion the impact of miners holiday At Wednesdays 3hour sessio it was agreed to keep the idl mines manned next week wit skeleton maintenance crews wh will receive retroactively any con tract benefits that finally may b adopted It also was agreed to continu negotiations Thursday despite th lack of any progress Federal agencies went ahea with plans for April 1 when Job L Lewis calls upon his 40000 soft coal miners to take a rest However spokesmen for the b luminous operators predicted th steel of the nation reconversion I affected immediately and that some steel mills would be shut down by April 10 These predictions followed Lewis decision to terminate his present contract with the soft coal producers as of midnight Sunday On the government side a spokesman for the solid fuels ad ministration disclosed that an or der is in the works to freeze coal shipments until some form of in dustrial rationing can be worked out Likewise Howard T Colvin as sociated director of the federal conciliation service said the gov ernment will now interest itself in the case on the basis of indi cations that negotiations between the united mine workers and the HELD FOR ESPIONAGE Lt Nicolai Redin Russian naval officer and his wife Galina face questioning Wednesday after his arrest by the FBI Tuesday night at Portland Ore on charges of espionage AP Wirephoto ilect Reuther resident of Auto Workers BULLETIN Atlantic City UB Walter P euther Wednesday was elected resident of the United Automo ile Workers union defcat ig R J Thomas who sought re U S AND REDS STILL SPLIT AS UNO CONVENES Subcommittee Fails to Solve Question Over Iran Hearing in UNO lection AlJantlc City lf alfway mark in about the the rollcall oting R J Thomas and Walter Heuther were almost neckanc eck in their race for president f the CIO Auto Workers union Vednesday An unofficial tabulation showed Reuther leading 2242 to 2218 at oclock Halt an hour later the unoffi ial count was Heuther 3091 Thomas 2906 Four thousand four hundred ixteen votes were needed to win Heuther the redhaired leader if the General Motors strike hac r received a biggei ovation than his ipponent when they were formal y nominated What looked to be about a two hirds majority of the 1877 clele ates rose and paraded around the lall for Rcuther On the basis the Reuther and homas demonstrations Reuther election appeared likely in th engthy rollcall vote which wai aken Wednesday afternoon Bu t was impossible to say positive y how the balloting would comi out This is because the delegate have anywhere from 1 to 8 votes depending on the size of their ocals Ed Cote of Detroit placed Reu ther in nomination There wa some heckling during his brie talk as there had been whe Thomas was nominated New York itates and Russia UNRRA May Hold Up for Food Report Atlantic City N J UNRRAs 48nation council may suspend its deliberations here temporarily to await the outcome of Herbert Hoovers food fact finding tour of Europe Delegates were openly down cast by the declaration of Presi dent Trumans famine emergency committee that food rationing in the United provid er of UNRRAs relief supplies would be of no help While a special subcommittee sought a formula acceptable to both supplying and receiving countries representatives of the member nations studied the ad visability of deferring recommen dations on what should be done for another 2 weeks Agriculture Secretary Clinton Anderson asserted that rationing at this point would be impractical in the United States bituminous lapsed operators have col Tho developments were sparked Tuesday by Lewis announcement that members of his UMW in the soft coal field would be home with their families next week in line with the miners traditional refusal to work without a con tract sjSS V I CHAMBER JUMPS HOUSE SUBSIDIES Wyatt Wants Aid to Spur Material Output Washington Boss Wilson W Wyatts renewed plea for subsidies to spur the output of scarce building materials bumped into opposition Wednes day from the United States Cham ber of Commerce A statement by the chambers board of directors said We flo not believe the hishly controversial subsid to provide 2700000 new homes by the end of next year The chamber endorsed the bill passed by the house saying in a statement prepared for the senate banking committee that it gives Wyalt ample authority Elsewhere on the housing front the house by a vote of 355 to I sent to the senate a emergency appropriation bill It is intended to finance 102530 more temporary homes for veterans and provide funds for the civilian pro duction administration and other agencies to carry out the admin istrations housing program for the balance of the current fiscal year Prompt senate concurrence was predicted Meanwhile the CPA rushed to get its new regional offices oper ating in 71 key cities to administer and police the farreaching con struction controls announced Tuesday The United went into a united nations security council meeting Wednesday completely split over the Iranian issue and American officials speculated that Uissia might quit the meeting ran by BritishAmerican insist ance were called to speak The council was called to order ay Dr Quo TaiChl of China at p m EST a little more than 2 hours after a subcommittee of Secretary of State Byrnes Soviet Ambassador Gromyko and French Ambassador Henri Bonnet had broken up in disagreement over whether the council should hear a statement from Iranian Ambassa dor Hussein Ala Burnus was insistent that Ala be called according to American informants and Gromyko stood on his arguments of Tuesday that the RussianIranian case was not one for council consideration at this time but thnt it it hnd to be heard anyway it should be delayed until April 10 Tuesday Gromyko said that it Ala was called it would mean the Iranian issue was before the coun cil formally and he would have to refrain from participating and from attending the meetings Dr Quo told the council Wed nesday that the subcommittee had failed to reach agreement and that the meeting was in the same posi tion as when it adjourned Tues day If there was no further discus sion he said he was ready to call for votes on various proposals The united nations security councils subcommittee appointed to find 3 compromise formula in the Iranian case adjourned after meeting Hi hours Wednesday with the announcement that no agreement has yet been reached Neither Secretary of State Byrnes nor Andrei Gromyko Russian representative on the council and the subcommittee would make any comment The subcommittee made up of U S French and Russian repre sentatives will report to the chairman of the council this aft rnoon Secretary of Slate Byrnes soviet ambassador Andrei Gromyko and French ambassador Henri Bonnet Wednesday went into session in Bonnets suite in the Pierre hotel to try to reach some decision in time for a report to the security council One possible way out of the dif ficulty which American officials appeared willing to accept was a proposal that Iran ambassador Hussein Ala should he called by the security council merely to present his views on whether his government would suffer if the Iranian case were delayed as Rus sia demands until April 10th If Russia persists in his abso lute refusal to agree to hear any statement of Ala and if the United States is eaually adamant about allowing him to speak then it ap peared almost certain that Russia would be outvoted in Wednes days full council session that AU would be invited and that Grom yko might then cither walk out of the meeting or absent himself at any sessions at which Ala ap peared The Iranian delegation leader Hussein Ala insisted Tuesday u i UtaUay night that his government still has him under instructions to press its protests that red army troops have overstayed their post war occupation limit despite a Russian contention thnt a mutual agreement has been reached with Tehran and that soviet troops are withdrawing The members of the subcom miUee on procedure to which the issue was referred are nanism issue was reietrea are ifly proposal should be rem Russian Delegate Andrei Gromyko ed in the measure designed u S Secretary of Statp TimeVV rniti f innonA i ol lale James F Byrnes and Frances ambassador to Washington Henri Bonnet Gromyko lost the first round in the council session when his mo tion to delete the Iranian Issue from the proposed agenda was de feated 92 Poland alone supporl i n g Russia SecretaryGeneral TryKve Lies proposed 4itcm agenda then was adopted with Russia and Poland arain dissent ing Having lost the first battle on procedure to majority forces led by Secretary Byrnes and Sir Alex ander Cadogan of Britain Gro myko responded with a proposal that the Iranian charges be put over for discussion April 10 The Russian delegate said ha could not before that date par ticipate or attend meetings the security council in which the se curity council discussed the sub stance of matters raised by the Iranian government ;