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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DABLY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME rEARTMENT OF HIUTORY AN9 ARCHIVES UO f fi Five Cents a Copy I OBf UFLARC MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY BYRNES STANDS PAT ON BOOTY CONSIDERATION Dealing Out Naval Vessels One Cause of Big 4 Argument Paris S Secretary of State James F Byrnes accepted Saturday the Soviet Unions de mand for in repara tions from Italy but added condi tion which led to a clash with So viet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M Hlolotov This was reported by an Amer ican source Almost the entire 2 bour informal meeting of the 4 power conference was devoted to the reparations issue as the min isters continued their review of disputed points in Italian peace treaty proposals in efforts to nar row down ment the area of disagree Byrnes accepting the Russian reparations demand was reported by the American source to have said these must be obtained only from 1 Italian assets abroad 2 Excess industrial equipment in former munitions factories 3 Merchant shipping 4 Naval vessels Moloto last poin promptly disputed the He said naval vessels s were legitimate booty of war and should be apportioned among the victorious powers as such and not as reparations Byrnes retorted that booty could be claimed only by those who had captured it and the Rus siansshad captured no Italian na val vessels The positions Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault could not be learned im mediately A new informal session was scheduled for the afternoon at which the conference was to con tinue discussion of the question of Italys prewar biIaferal treaties This discussion was begun just before the conference broke up Saturday morning Two surprise Russian conces sions paved the way for a possible break in the weeklong deadlock which had brought the conference to the brink of failure The Russian concessions were made by V M Molotov soviet foreign minister agreed to withdraw his opposition to 1 A French proposal allowing Italy to retain as sole trustee un der the United Nations her pre fascist colonies 2 A United States proposal providing for the establishment of an interallied commission to in vestigate and prosecute war crim inals within Italy for a certain limited time after the signing of the Italian peace Perfect Poker Early Corn Gardens Hit by Cold Wave Bright blue skies and warm sunshine prevailed Saturday after a cold wave during the night that pushed the mercury in the Ma son City vicinity to 26 degrees causing some damage to early corn and to tender garden plants The lemplalion has been Ihis year to plant corn earlier lhan the usual middle of May time lhat has been found most practical for this area Marion E Olson county ex tension director stated The corn that was up has now been frozen back and the crop in germination state is bound to be thinned by the cold The majority of farmers in this area however are in the act of planting now and their corn will not be affected by the early Sat urday morning frost or by the repetition of the freeze again Sunday morning being predicted by the weather man Damage to strawberries was difficult to appraise at this time Olson said The oats of course are not damaged But gardeners eager for early tomatoes and other ten der crops almost certainly took a beating A halt an inch of rain with flakes of snow fell In Mason City in the 24 hour period up to 8 a m Saturday A 3inch snowfall was recorded at Cherokee while Estherville re ceived 2 inches Lesser amounts fell over much of the northwest portion of the state Most of the snow had disappeared Saturday The Iowa weather bureau warned that abatement of the wind might bring considerable more frost Saturday night to cause ad ditional damage eveji iu areas where the temperature doesnt get low enough for actual freezing Most of the state received snow sleet or rain during the last 24 hours Pocahontas recorded 110 inches of mcasture Other readings included Forest City 54 of an inch Estherville 20 Fort Dodge 45 Spencer 16 Charles City 50 Decorah 37 Iowa Falls 30 Wat erloo 20 S E Decker assistant meteor ologist in Des Moines said there have been killing frosts this late before and even later and freez ing temperatures almost as se vere as those of Friday night but added I cant remember when weve had a freeze like the one in the northern half the state when crops were so far advanced as they were up to Friday ACGIOENTVICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL Rites Incomplete for James Horstman 19 James Horstrnan 19 Britt died at a local hospital Saturday morn ng following an auto crash early Wednesday morning on the north jr juiifc uil LJI Las Vegas Nev UR Twoishore road t Clear Lake players in an 8man draw poker game Friday night simultaneously experienced the thriil that sta tisticians say comes only once in 100000 hands Both drew 1 card to royal Hushes and made them raisin and counterraising until all their chips were in the pot As the hands were equal they played show down forthe penny ante stake The players preferred to re main anonymous for income tax and marital reasons Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued unseasonably cold Saturday night and Sunday Lowest temperatures Saturday night will be 28 Iowa Partly cloudy and continued cool Saturday night and Sun day Freezing temperatures over most of state Saturday night Jlfimiesoia Partly cloudy and continued rather cold Saturday and Sunday Light snow central and northwest portions ending by early Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 26 At 8 a m Saturday 34 Precipitation 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 39 A companion who was admitted lo the hospital with him at the same time was dismissed that same day with minor injuries Funeral arrangements are in complete The body was taken to W EARL HALL City GlobeGazette JOHN w HAGGARD Upper Des Moines 2 North Jo wans Are Named to Master Editors by I PA The 3rd is TPaul Olson editor of the Story City Herald Mr Hall was unable lo be pres ent for the presentation as he is participating in President Tru mans conference on safety at Washington D C Selections of the 3 were made during the annual convention of the press association which at tracted more than 400 newspa permen Haggard who went to work for k iv ti i or the old Algona Republican at the asre ot 13 is believed to be one of the oldest newspapermen in point of continuous service In the state He still does his editorials and proof reading on the He began as an apprentice in the office of The Algona Repub Sports Bulletin YANKEES STOP RED SOX WINS New York Boston Red Soxs spectacular winningstreak was snapped at 15 Saturday when Ernie Bonham handcuffed them with Z hits in pitching the New York Yankees to a 20 shutout victory before a crowd of more lican han45000 RiShffielder Tommy ception of 2 years spent in South fnncl rove in both Yankee runs Flntrnfa Tins ivifh a ji i the Boughton Britt funeral home at 2950 IOWANS HIT BY STRIKE DCS Moines JP A total of 29oO Iowa industrial workers have been laid off as a result of the coal crisis E Lee Keyser state director for the U S em ployment service has reported Keyser said a survey conducted through all the USES offices in Iowa indicated that if the strike had continued until May 18 the layoffs would have reached 12 800 United Mine Workers were scheduled to return to work Mon day after coal mine operators ac cepted a proposal by John L Lewis for a 2week truce The end of the strike will not mean immediate reemployment Keyser said A large proportion of the major employers report the USES director said that it will lake from 2 to 6 weeks to get going after the mines are opened Employment also will be af fected decidedly by the transpor tation embargo on the railroads particularly in the cities of Wa terloo Dubuque Ottumwa Clin ton Muscatine Newton Fort Dodge Keokufc and Shenandoah USES officials have reported Dakota and 2 in Milwaukee on newspapers has been in the Al gona publishing business since that time In 1899 he formed a partner ship with Milton Starr in the pub hcation of The Algona Republican In 1902 Haggard and Starr bought the Upper Des Moines from Har vey Ingham combining the pa pers into the Upper Des Moines Republican The old Upper Moines founded in 18S5 was the first newspaper established in this section of the state In 1908 Haggards association with Starr terminated when J W Shearer bought the interest I he latter sold his interest to Sid J Backus in 1912 and Haggard and Backus continued operation of the paper until 1932 when Backus sold his interest to R B Waller present copublisher of the paper In addition to his newspaper interest Mr Haggard is vice of The Security 3ank Algona and member of a number of Algona organizations Olson is also a veteran of the newspaper profession having com menced setting type at 12 He Purchased the Story City Herald m 1905 following a 16year stay as a printer in Chicago 111 Now 72 Olson still edits his newspaper He was Story county republican committee chairman for 3 terms He has been a church trustee for 40 years and a Sun day school superintendent 33 years A newspaper freshman com pared with the 2 weekly veterans Hall at 49 has been managing edi tor of the Mason City GIobcGa zctle since 1920 He started his news career in the print shop of the Jefferson Bee while attending school there Hall a former Iowa commander of the American Legion was founder and first president the Iowa State Safety council in 1934 and has received several national awards for his safety work Hall now is serving his 2nd 6 year term as a member of the state board of education In 1941 he toured South America on a fact finding expedition to which he was selected by the Carnegie foundation In the fail of 1944 he spent 2 months on assignment in European war theater operations Contractor Has Mile of Nails to Pick Up MIssoula Mont a Missoula resident stopped a build ing contractor to tell him nails were spilling from his truck the contractor phoned police Said the police Pick em up The nail trail was a mile long with a 2base hit and home run Ask for Cots Des Moines Mayor John MacVicar said Friday that it ap peared 2200 cots and GOO mat tresses would be assigned shortly Crop Hopes Down Bolster Pood Control Washington The latest wheat crop reports delivered a sharp body blow Saturday to any hopes of government food officials for removal of present curbs on domestic consumption of flour and wheat products Dry weather in the southwest ern plains forced the agriculture department to revise its crop esti mates downward from the 830 036000 bushels forecast a month afo to the current prospects of a yield of only 742887000 bushels The 88000000 bushel drop in the crop outlook since last month also meant unwelcome news for famine relief program planners who need all the wheat they can Jay their hands on to aid the hun gry abroad Despite present forecasts how ever improved weather and other conditions still can make possible another billionbushel wheat crop but present indications are that the total supply available for the marketing season beginning July 1 may be 300000000 bushels short the amount available during the current season Demands for wheat in famine areas abroad are expected on the other band to be at least as larse as this season Unless the countrys wheat crop prospects improve materially be tween now and harvest food ex peris saki the United States will have to continue rigid controls on domestic consumption if it is to LAST MINUTE workman i was exporting llletl a at White Sands proving grounds N M Fri Dornestic consumption is being Note fuel tank in foreground AP Wirephoto restricted JDy orders requiring mil A lers to produce darker flour and irni j T to distribute 25 per cent less flour set to work tnan consumers had been buying When these measures were in augurated food officials ex pressed hope that they could be dropped as soou ns this years grain crops are harvested here and abroad In issuing its May crop report on winter wheat Friday the agri culture department made no fore cast on spring wheat production but officials now expect it to be at least 260000000 bushels Thus the combined winter and spring crops would be about 1002000000 bushels compared with 1123143 000 last year and with 783080000 the Mammot s and mattresses most of which are stored at the fort had been car ried on for some time Cave in southwestern Kentucky was used in making gunpowder during the War of 1812 I J Set to to even rcEitrr thin nio one that streaked 75 miles into the stratosphere red in a test thai easily 11 soil The test was Un official opening of the armys pro gram to develop rockets canaille of even higher altitudes The test was held to providt science with data to build such sen s MA3M5S Instead of a ton of high explo sives the V2 was filled with sci entific instruments o record its flight It trembled on its concrete platform as the firing switch was thrown Smoke trailed from it followed by a burst of orange fiame Then slowly at first it moved aloft It hovered overhead for second tjicu with a deafening thunder shot toward the strato sphere While and orange flames traced its scrcamimr course into the heavens It disappeared bn tracking its flight Three minutes later it landed 39 miles away on the etlge of the desert The Hton 27foot pro jectile was found almost com pletely buried in sand During its flight the glare from its flames was noticed in El Puso Tex 50 miles from where it was launched Two hours later Americas first experimental heavy rocket known as the WAC Corporal was sent skyward It was 17 feet Ions and beside the German V2 it looked like a cigaret alongside a cigar Its range wns 43 miles straight up 2GrslLiiD IN NUERNBERG Shot From Ambush While in Army Jeep Nncrnbcrjr American soldiers wore shot to death from ambush Friday night while Si REMQVEPARCEL POST EXPRESS SHIPMENT BAN Passenger Runs Still Cut 25 Per Cent jGM Cancels Work Stoppage Washington govern ment Saturday lifted its embargo on nonessential freight shipments effective at a m EST Mon day as a result of the 2 weeks truce in the coal strike Director J Monroe Johnson of the office of defense transporta tion announced the action after conferring with officials of the association of American railroads Hobert Henry assistant to the president of the railroad associa tion said the release of restric tions on shipments applied also to express and parcel post The ODT order for a 50 per cent cut in passenger travel May 15 also uas cancelled Johnson said However the 25 reduction in passenger traffic which already is in effect will be continued as well as certain other restrictions which Johnson termed minor Kcmoval of the ffovcrmnenVs freight embargo will permit Gca cral Motors to continue with full operations and keep its 215000 production workers on the job General Motors previously had said the embargo was the only ob stacle to continued operation dur ing the coal strike in which a truce has been called The big automobile corporation had tentatively planned to close some plants next week but a spokesman said Saturday this would nou be unnecessary The civilian production admin istration however requested states to continue in full force the dim outs and other fuel and power curtailment measures until final settlement of coal negotiations and complete resumption of coal min ing operations State utility commissions were advised however thnt it might be possible to lift some of tho more severe restrictions placed on in dustrys use of power in the most acute shortage ureas Meanwhile John L Lewis and the coal operators conferred for 2 hours Saturday but made no re port of immediate progress to ward mcelinjr President Trumans demand for a permanent settle ment of the soft coal dispute by Wednesday With a 2 weeks strike truce in effect Lewis reentered the ne gotiations for the first time in several days But ns the confer An American girl Rose I Kor Reporls conflicted as to how many persons were in the One army man said the 2 soldi and 2 women were in the vehiuit Other sources said that it con tained a third soldier and 3 wom en the American girl and 2 Brit ish women Army investigators refused to let correspondents see Miss Korb This case has so many angles and is so complicated we cant lei anyone say anything right now 3 spokesman said The provost marshals office re ported that the shooting victims were attached to the Stars and Stripes at Hoest a suburb of Frankfurt Identity of the victims was with held pending notification of rela tives once recessed at noon Federal Conciliator Edward McGrady told reporters no new issues had been discussed Charles ONeill spokesman for the operators was first to leave the conference room Asked for a comment ONeill replied No statement no statement no state ment When Lewis came out a moment later he asked what ONeill had said and then remarked Well duplicate that statement McGrady told reporters the con ferees responding to Mr Tru man s call for an early settlement had agreed to meet daily and vote each afternoon whether to con tinue into the night President Truman put both the United Mine Workers and pit own er amuush Friday night while voters and pit own ting in a jeep in the residential Jwtlce tnat hc wanted them section of Nuernberg the armv L an in the section of Nuernberg the army dT the announced Saturday r 5 a cw contract Both men died cnroule to army hospital They were sli a street lined with and civilian billets to an Governmcnl agencies rcsponsY lo an ble for conserving dwindlinK furl a slrceliined wmrAmeVican army restaajJlhefr and civilian y strike emcrccncy mcas eas ures in the Hffht of the truce de e velopment but indications were linn iVItiy 25 In ic 2 e Jt is estimated that thev the vehicle Srodce tons of coat hat tho Prcstrike output approximately 13000 000 tons The operators agreed to the truce proposal somewhat dubi ously emphasizing that differ ences were far from settled in re gard to Lewis demand for a roy nltyraiscd health and welfare nmd tor his miners This is the demand that has proved the bi stumbling block in contract nego tiations to date The white house reported that and a representative of the Reject Airport Crcston a special city election Creston residents Friday rejected a proposed IVi mill tax lor an airport The vote was 65S to 599 in favor of the tax but a per cent favorable vote was Lewi operators grecd aTTconference With Mr Truman Friday on the principle of a welfare fund but differed on the manner in which u would be financed and admin istered In telling reporters about the agreement Presidential Secre tary Charles G Ross also said Mr Truman expected tho operators and Lewis to return to tho white house Wednesday whether or not they have written a new contract 1 by lhat time ;