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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME EMItTMENT AND ARCHIVES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL Lin Associated Press and United Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 15 1346 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 5 MEAT DECONTROL GETS UNDERWAY Prices Soar as Packers Make AllOut Livestock Bid HOGS BOOSTED TO OVER OLD OPA TOP Iowa Packers Making Strong Bid for Hogs Leave Cattle Alone As cattla and hogs dropped their price shackles Tuesday big and little packers througnout the na tion boosted their bidding to lure the elusive animals into their slaughterhouses hiking prices from to on hogs and to S850 on cattle over the old OPA ceilings Iowa packers were making an allout bid for the anticipated hog runbut leaving cattle alone evi dently agreeing with one spokes man who said There arc very few cattle in this territory to kill Estimates on the speed of meats return to the nations dinner tables ranged from 2 weeks to a year Jacob E Decker and Sons of Mason City after going through Tuesday forenoon without a single head of cattle or hogs in their chutes made a strong bid for hogs by boosting the price to a top for good and choice hogs and for sows over the Mon day ceiling A spokesman admitted how ever that it would be some time before North Iowa housewives can expect to see beef in any quantities He did not limit his prediction of a continued meat shortage to choice beef Wed be glad to have any grade of beef he admitted If we could just provide some hamburger people wouldnt mind the steak shortage so Deckers look for an increase in hogs he said but not any great increase The spring pig crop was very late this year and it will probably be midDecember before the normal heavy marketing of hogs gets under way Hog prices at Waterloo soared S580 to hgher Tuesday with a top of on butchers and on sows The market at Cedar Rapids went up to with an offering of S24 on butchers and on sows Sag prices at the Sioux City central market jumped to Tuesday morning as an aftermath of the lifting of meat price controls and a new top of 52750 was paid Packers were active in the mar ket seeking livestock to build their daily kills to normal They had not entered competitive buy ing during price controls There was no immediate glut of the market but the run was ex pected to be higher than a week ago when actual receipts were 2341 cattle and 540 hogs The southern Minnesota mar kets gave the following hog quota tions Wilson Co Albert Lea for top butchers and for pack ing sows an increase of to from previous Quotations Hormels of Austin quoted S25 for top butchers and 23 for sows the increases rangingfrom to Hog prices jumped to the Omaha market Tuesday 1 with first sales following decon trol of meat prices However receipts were light a condition contributing to higher prices Only 350 hogs were re ceived All classes of hogs held sharply higher Tuesday at the South St Paul stockyards with some early bids on shipper account higher at on good and choice butchr ers and sows bid at up In Chicago normally the worlds largest livestock market only 800 hogs were received and brought to above a hun dredweight Mondays ceilings with a record top of paid spar ingly for choice barrows and gilts Sows were bringing to SS75 above ceilings Chicagos cattle receipts were 2000 head only half of last Tues days run and prices were up to ahundred over OPA ceil ings depending on grade A top was below the Aug 30 record of The giant Kansas City market reported a to jump in hog biggest one day rise on record Good and choice hogs sold for to com pared with the ceiling and a August peak Generally livestock men agreed that the lifting of controls and subsidies had come too late to af fect livestock shipments for Tues days markets but indicated that an increase could be expected Wednesday SCORE BY INNINGS 2 3 8 9 R H Boston Sr Lou is El D El 0 El I Boston Red Sox Cardinals Tied 11 Going Into Fifth St Louis St Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox were tied up 11 after innings of play in the 7th and deciding game of the World Series here Tuesday after noon Murry Dickson was hurling for the Cards with Big Dave Ferriss on the mound for the Bosox FIRST INNING Red Sox Dicksons 1st pitch to Moses was a called strike Moses took a called ball and then singled through the middle of the dia mond It was his 5th consecutive hit the Red Sox rightfielder hav ing made 4 straight hits in last Tuesdays game Pesky smacked Dicksons 1st pitch for a bounding single over 2nd base sending Moses to 3rd DiMaggio flied to deep right field Moses scoring easily after the catch as Musial out off Slaughters throwin Pesky held 1st on the play Wil liams flied deep to Moore in straight center Moore who had moved over to right field for Williams had to make a long run to catch the ball in the spot where he originally stood Schoendienst trotted out into short right field to catch Yorks pop fly One run 2 hits no errors 1 left Cardinals Ferriss 1st pitch to Schoendienst was a called strike Schoendienst drilled a single through the hole between 3rd and short and when Williams momen tarily hobbled the ball in left field Schoendienst tried to make 2nd but was out Williams to Pesky who made the tag as Schoendienst slid in head 1st York came in on the grass to catch Mooresinfield pop along the 1st base line Musial lined a double over 3rd base along the left field line the ball rolling to the corner in left field After runningthe count to 3 and 2 Slaughter watched a 3rd strike breeze by No runs 2 hits no er rors 1 left SECOND INNING Red Sox Doerr beat out a high bounder to Kurowski and ran to 2nd when Kurowskis throw to 1st was low and bounced away from Musial Catcher Garagiola who backed up the play at 1st re trieved the ball holding Doerr at 2nd Doerr was credited with a single and Kurowski with an er ror Higgins bounced out Schoen dienst to Musial sending Doerr to 3rd H Wagner raised a fly to Walker in short left and Doerr was forced to hold 3rd when Walker threw hurriedly plateward Walker raced toward the left fieldcorner and made an overtheshbulder catch of Ferriss long drive No runs 1 hit 1 error 1 left Cardinals Kurowski broke his bat on a line drive to left field then doubled to leftcenter with another bat DiMaggios fine back handed stop prevented a triple Garagiola rolled out Doerr to York Kurowski stopping at 3rd Walkerlined to Williams in left center Kurowski racing in from 3rd after the catch as Williams was off balance after hauling down the rising liner The tally tied the score at i1 Marion bounced out Doerr to York One run 1 hit no errors none left THIRD INNING Red Rox A foul off Moses bat landed on Garagiolas right foot and after a couple of moments time out the young receiver con tinued to play Moses then foujed out to Kurowski between 3rd and home the 1st time he had been retired in 6 straight trips to the plate Schoendienst got in front of Peskys hot grounder and easily threw him out DiMaggio went down on strikes looking at the 3rd one No runs no hits no er rors none left Cardinals Dickson went down swinging Pesky scooped up Schoendiensts wicked grounder with his gloved hand and tossed to 1st for the out Moore flied to Williams No runs no hits no errors none left FOURTH INNING Red Sox Walker raced into center field to make a running catch of Williams long curving fly After catching the ball Walker collided with Moore but held on to the ball York struck out swinging at a roundhouse curver after work ing the count to 3 ahd 2 Doerr flied to Slaughter who racked back almost to the rightcenter field wall to make the catch As yet there was no activity in either bullpen No runs no hits no er rors none left Cardinals Musial walked on 5 pitches to become the 1st batter to receive a free ticket to 1st Pesky camped under and caught Slaughters foul fly in left field territory Kurowski flied deepto Moses who caught the ball with his shoulders nearly touching the right field wall Musial held 1st Garagiola rolled out Doerr to York No runs no hits no errors 1 left FIFTH INNING Red Sox Moore made a spec tacular backhanded running catch of Biggins blazing liner which was for the leftcenter fieldwall It wesby farithe best fielding play of the series H Wag ner fouled out to Kurowski who made the catch near the left field boxes while running with his back to the plate Ferriss sent a high bouncer to Dickson between 1st and the pitchers mound and was an easy out Dickson to Musial No runs no hits no errors none left Earl May Improves Duluth Minn May Shenandoah radio and seed man was reported in an im proved condition Monday night He has been in St Marys hospital here with a heart ailment Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday Con tinued mild Tuesday night be coming somewhat colder Wednesday afternoon Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Colder west and extreme north Warm er extreme southeast portion Tuesday night Somewhat cold er west and north portions Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 3538 northwest to 4050 south east Highs Wednesday 5560 north and 6570 south Iowa 5day weather outlook The mean temperature will average 2 to 3 degrees below the state seasonal normal of 51 degrees Colder Wednesday or Wednes day night and continued quite cold Thursday Somewhat warmer Friday Precipitation will average onequarter to one half inch occurring as rain Wednesday or Wednesday night Minnesota Mostly cloudy and colder Tuesday night and Wednesday with occasional light rains or snow north por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 62 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Tuesday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 26 CHOPPING BLOCK FOR PRICE Chute 1st N E butcher at the ThompsonONeil grocery store demonstrated Tuesday what to do with the old OPA retail meat price lists Top photo shows Chute tearing down the old schedule and in the bottom picture he puts the dead list on the choppingblock and goes to work on it with a cleaver Peace Conference Adjourns as Yugoslavia Snubs Closing page PEACE CONFERENCE 1 A 2 columns in width Paris Paris peace conference adjourned Tuesday after 11 weeks and 2 days of almost constant bickering its windup marred by a boycott by Yugoslavia which accused the delegates of unjust dealing with problems of Yugoslav interest Yugoslavias refusal to attend the last formal session cast a pall over it and sent the delegates on their way to the next deliberations in New York without much The meeting had been planned as a final friendly champagne and roses affair to end an admittedly unsuccessful conference The ab sence of the Yugoslavs and their brusque charges that they had been discriminated against took all the warmth out of the nobly phrased oratory Absenting itself from the last meeting the Yugoslav delegation explained that it considered the conference had acted incorrectly and in an essentially unjust man ner in its work on phases of the Italian treaty affecting the Yugo slavs It served notice therefore that it was skipping the final meeting and could not take part in the forwarding of recommendations of the conference to the Big Four foreign ministers The Yugoslavs reiterated their threat not to sign the treaty with Italy since they deemed some of its tentative provisions unjust to Yugoslavia The Yugoslav decision had the affect of a final action The other 20 delegates went through the motions of referring their deci sions to the Big Four foreign min isters who will meet Nov 4 in New York EXPECT LIFTING OF MEXICAN BAN Mexico City Tuesday expected the United States quarantine on Mexican cat tle to be lifted immediately A commission of Mexican and American veterinarians have found no signs of hoof and mouth disease in the herds The quarantinewas imposed last June as shipment of 316 Brazilian bulls reached Mexico American authorities feared the bulls might carry the disease Mexican cattle have been fattening on the farms during the ban and shipments to the United States can start shortly after the ban is lift ed Beef veal pork and lamb are available in quantity throughout Mexico In Mexico City sirloin T bone and porterhouse steaks sell at approximately 55 cents per pound The Liberty Bell cracked as it tolled for the death of the early U S chief justice John Marshall Condemned Nazi Leaders Eat Last Meal Before Death Nuernberg Germany 11 condemned top nazis with only hours to live before they meet the hangman ate their ast supper at p m Tuesday night a slim meal of cooked porridge bread and coffee They are to be hanged sometime Wednesday at a time variously reported unofficially as anywhere from a m to dawn at a m p m to p Tuesday central standard It may be 3 hours after the ex ecutions start before the world learns of their deaths for it may require the hangman that long to do his work The 4 power commission has made plain that there will be no official announcement concerning the executions until after the last man has gone to the scaffold The 11 men scheduled to die Hermann Goering Adolf Hitlers No 2 man Joachim Von Kibbenlrop nazi foreign minister Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel chief of the high command Col Gen Alfred Jodl German army chief of staff Ernest Kaltenbrunner chief of the nazi security police Alfred Rosenberg of the nazi party philosopher Hans Frank governor general of Poland Fritz Sauckel nazi labor boss Arthur SeyssInquart gauleitcr of the Netherlands Julius Stretcher the Jew baiter Wilhelm Frick protector of Bohemia and Moravia With their last hours of life swiftly running out 10 of the con demned last appeals having been to re ligion Tuesday for solace Only Rosenberg refused to see a chaplain or study the Bible All the others talked at length about their faith in God Kaltenbrunner received communion Tuesday morning and theothers were ex pectedto receiveit Jaterin the day Goering told prison doctors he had no fear of death and said he intended to try and show dignity until the very last moment Jodl one of 5 Catholics in the group said it was fundamental that every religion must be based on love Frank talked at length about a isit he made to Rome with Hitler and Rudolf Hess and of how he tried in vain to get Hitler and Hess to visit St Peters SeyssIn quart was said to be very serious and calm since he had expected the death penalty all along Sauckel was reported quieter than he had been earlier and more resigned to his fate although he still expressed belief there had been errors in the finding of the international military tribunal which found him guilty Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel asked his guards to give him a short notice before he walks to the gallows so he could straighten up the cell and leave it neat The field marshal has had the neatest cell of all the war criminals throughout bis confinement Keitel who has displayed stoic calm since he was sentenced re mained quiet and serious He spoke at great length about the courage of his wife and of how die was taking his fate Dreamboat Pilot Cancels Speed Record Attempt Paris S aVmy air force officials said Tuesday night that Col W S Irvine had cancelled his attempt to try for a trans Atlantic flight record in the B29 Pacusan Dreamboat because he had been summoned to a confer ence in Westover Mass Earlier the Dreamboat set out confidently for New York Tues day in an assault on the Atlantic speed record but returned to Paris less than 3 hours later with fouled sparkplugs Conserve Coal London order to save coal Londons council schools the English equivalent of Ameri can public been or dered not to light fires unless the temperature falls below 50 de grees Find Bodies of Iowa Boys in Cistern Centerville bodies of 2 children of prominent Center ville families were found early Tuesday in an abandoned cistern after an estimated 1200 persons joined Monday night in a hunt for them that extended to cellars parks and fields in and near this southern Iowa community of 8500 The boys who drowned In 15 feet of water were Michael Wehrle 6 and Waller Norman Stewart 5 an identical twin at whose home the tragedy occurred The hurrt for the pair begin ning about 6 p m turned out fire men police Boy Scouts and fi nally the general public called from their homes by a sound truck at midnight before Banford McCormick at 2 a m recalled the existence of an old well and cis tern partially under the back porch at the Stewart home He found the concrete cover missing apparently having fallen into the cistern as rotted wooden supports gave way while the chil dren played on the cover He called firemen who soon recov ered the bodies with grappling hooks McCormick fa a soninlaw ot the late Charles Elgin prominent Centerville attorney who for merly owned the Stewart home in the West State street section WEHRLE STEWART Power Output in Pittsburgh Cut by Bullet Pittsburgh rifle bullet fired into a 66000 volt transform er Tuesday crippled electrical service to the strikeweary Pitts burgh area causing power service to be shut off periodically to com munities in an 817square mile area Shortly after the damaging of the transformer the Duquesne light company put into effect a rotating schedule of blackouts to the 1500000 inhabitants A company spokesman said the reduction in available electricity made the curtailment necessary in the district already operating on sharply reduced power service be cause of the 22 day strike by an independent union of electrical workers It was the 3rd instance of sabo tage recorded by police in the 22 day old strike The company said the shooting occurred at its Colfax station near suburban Springdale A spokesman for the firm said no one saw the shot fired but that the bullet went through the transformer This cut out a large portion of the load and required switching of a considerable number of circuits he said Top Administration Officials See Quick Removal of All Wartime Controls Except on Rent Washington adminis tration officials Tuesday forecast the swift passing of all govern ment curbs over wages and prices a result of President Trumans decision cut ting meat free of OPA controls One highly placed official said an important precedent has now been set the way is open for pres sure from all sides to blow the lid off the controls that arc left There is no question this speeds the end of OPA and wage regula tion ihis official told a reporler privately He added that a major factor in the presidents decision was the feeling that if the government did not act decisively congress would return on Jan 1 in a mood to kill the whole control setup anyway rather than wait for it to die next June 30 Tuesday only a shell remains of what we had in the way of controls up to Monday night the official said and those controls in turn were little more than windowdressing compared to what we had on June 30 It was on June 30 that the life 01 OPA officially expired only to be revived in a milder form by congress on July 25 Mr Truman himself said the meat action could not be consid ered an isolated transaction Meat is so important a part of our cost of living that removing price controls on it may have an effect on our economic structure generally he added Hence Tuesdays decontrol ac tion the president went on means that the programs of lift ing controls will have to be accel erated under existing legal stand ards I have directed all the agen cies of government to cooperate in speeding up those plans to an extent compatible with our eco nomic security As a first step in that speedup OPA Administrator Paul Porter planned to confer Tuesday with Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson on the fate of price restrictions which still prevail over 40Cof the nations total food supplies Persons close to the administra tion were reluctant to speculate on what might happen but they indi cated that a good deal will depend on how much the prices of non controlled basic such as wheat and other might rise If the price of wheat for exam pic should jump sharplj the re sult would be an increase in the price of bread Among other things officials in a position to know nrrdicted 1 An immediate return of res taurant prices to the costplus profit basis of last summer Thus if the cost of meat goes up res taurant prices will keep pace 2 Ceilings on building mate rials still in short supply will remain fixed One high OP Aofficial shied however at discussing what mighl happen to controls on automobiles refrigerators washing machines and other articles whose supply still falls short of demand It depends on how soon have industrial peace he said OPA CURBS ON SLAUGHTERING ALSO DROPPED President Says End of Restrictions on Wages Will Be Speeded Up Washington out President Trumans orders the OPA Tuesday officially ended price controls on livestock meat and food and feed products made from them effective at a m CST Tuesday OPA administrator Paul Porter also announced that all slaughter controls were revoked so thai quota restrictions will no longer apply Government subsidy payments to the meat industry also are abol ished Porter said the OPA will an nounce soon as practicable the specific list of commodities on which ceilings will be retained Commodities not on that list thus will be decontrolled he added The brief OPA announcement noted that price ceilings must be retained on important commodi ties and services where demand is still in excess of supply Examples of things that remain under price lids are automobiles farm equipment household appli ances furniture basic clothing items and building materials The chief the tuno of democrats Applause and criti cism republican taunts and indus try signalled an earlier end to virtually the whole series of wartime restrictions ex cept those over rents Mr Truman said the removal ceilings1 on items other than meat will be speeded up and this will hasten the end of wage con trols Sharply reversing his previous stand the president told the na tion the real blame for his ac tion lies at the door of the reck GOP to Answer Washington leading republican will go on the air at 9 p m CST Tuesday night to a n s w er President Trumans speech announcing the end of meat control The GOP speaker has not yet been named less group of selfish men who in the hope of gaining political ad vantage have encouraged sellers to gamble on the destruction of price control Speaking in a nationwide broadcast Monday night 3 weeks before the congressional elections Mr Truman said that OPA and the agriculture department would formally scrap the meat price lids Tuesday Their action was all that was required to make the elimina tion of controls legally effective However no great quantity meat is expected to begin appear ing in butcher shops for perhaps 10 time usually re quired to get livestock from the farms to meat counters Mr Trumans dramatic deci sion climaxing a mounting furore over meatless menus drew im mediate republican cries of death bed repentance confession of failure and too late In the administration camp the reaction was generally favorable but Rep De Lacy D Wash in dicated disapproval by calling for a national buyers strike to hold down prices of meat and other items The American Meat Institute hailed the decision but cautioned that it will not mean much more meat for consumers in the imme diate future Meat stocks the institute said are at a low level and the dis tribution pipelines are completely empty In deciding to follow the advice of many of his party leaders and discard ceilings Mr Truman in turn denounced a few men in congress who in the service of selfish interests have been de termined for some time to wreck price controls no matter what the cost might be to our people He made no party line distinc tion between republican and democratic foes of OPA Recalling that he had vetoed the original price control exten sion bill to prevent a legalized runaway inflation and that he had signed the second measure with reluctance Mr Truman said I have tried honestly and sin cerely to administer this feeble law from the outset however the very forces responsible for the weakening of the law in the congress have demanded the lift ing of even the inadequate con trols which congress enacted ;