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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 9F ARCHIVES MQINC8 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AIL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 161946 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 6 HERMANN Suicide Believe Goering Had Poison With Him During Long Trial Nuernberg Germany Fred Teich assistant chief secur ity officer at the Nuernberg prison said Wednesday he was convinced Hermann Goering had carried his death potion with him ever since his trial as a war criminal began 11 months ago Tcich told newsmen every inch of Goerings cell and his possessions had been kept under a microscopic search and the manner of conceal ing the poison with which he cheated the gallows in the llth hour re mained a mystery The major ruled out any possibility that the poison had been slipped to the 53 year leader in recent months Security measures had been too for that he said Prison Chaplain H F Gerecke alsoexpressed belief Goering had the poison when the trial started and that he had carried it ever since his capture s The St Louis churchman had talked to Goering every day for 1 months The former reichsmar shal died in an agonized suicide less than 2 hours before he was to have died on the gallows with 10 other top hazis The chaplains theory was backed by members of the prison security detail who saidsenior officers hacVbeentrained in con cealing deadly poison The fact remained however that the principal war criminal had been searched 100 times in the bleak Nuernberg jail and had in fact had a vial of poison tak en from a can of powdered coffee in his possession shortly after his surrender Another prison source advanced the theory that the poison had been passed from some one on the outside throush a brief contact despite the rigid 24 hour watch under lights Only a tiny amount of potassium cyanide is required to kill and it acts swiftly Neither Goering nor his doomed companions knew the exact hour they were scheduled to mount the gallows but the sentence of the court had specified they were to die on Oct 16 Goerings timing as his last hours of life ticked away ap peared good for his deed was dis covered just before a colonel was to have read him his death war rant 60 HOGS DIE AS BOLT HITS BARN Nashua Sixty head of 5 monthsold hogs and a cow were included in the loss when lightning struck the barn on the Tom Ligget farm tenanted by Paul Goings 5J miles east of here at 7 p m Tues day The barn took fire after the bolt struck and consumed 50 tons of hay 400 bushels of oats 2 feeders a waterer separator and harness Firemen from Nashua saved the corn crib The barn was erected in 1918 to replace one destroyed by a tor nado An estimate of the loss had not been completed Wednesday but it was said the hogs were worth more than the barn Hirohito Thanks Gen j MacArthur for Help in New Japan Constitution Tokyo Hirohito visited General MacArthur Wed nesday without fanfare or prior announcement He thanked MacArthur for his assistance in preparing Japans new constitution which strips the emperor of political power and for the recent distribution of foodstuffs which materially have eased living conditions Held for Stealing Iowa City Preston I Koscr said 2 Iowa City men were being held in the Johnson county J jail Wednesday on suspicion of stealing 42 head of hogs from a pasture on the Joe Huff farm near Lone Tree No charges had been filed Byrnes Feels Yugoslavia to Accept Treaty Paris of State James F Byrnes said Wednesday he believed the peace conference had more than justified itself and predicted that Yugoslavia will ac cept theItalian treaty despite her walkout Tuesday Byrnes told a press conference just before departing for Wash ington that he was confident the Big 4 foreign ministers could find agreement in Hheir New York meeting Nov 4 Byrnes left for Washington at p m a m CST aboard the presidential plane Sacred Cow He will reach Washington Thursday morning and give a radio report to the American people Friday night World opinion is so strong Byrnes said that he doubted whether the Big 4 could ignore recommendations passed by a conference vote Soviet For eign Minister V M Molotov has threatned to do so Asked about VicePremier Ed ward Kardeljs refusal to attend the final conference session Byrnes said he could understand how a man such as Kardelj with very strong views could take such an action He added that time was a great healer and expressed con fidence that Yugoslavia would change her views after the New York talks GOERING BEATS NOOSE Ktitel Von Ribbontrop Kaltenbrunner SeyssInquart Saucke Roiinberp Frank Slreichir Jodl Frick Hogs Push Iowa Packers Off Market Iowas Centennial Com to Be Ready Soon Washington Iowa cen tennial coin first commemorative coin to be issued by the United States in more than nine years will be ready in time for celebra tion of the 100th anniversary of Iowas statehood Secretary of the Treasury Snyder announced Wednesday that the issue of 100000 halfdol lar centennial coins will be de livered by the Philadelphia mint to the Iowa centennial committee the latter part of November The centennial celebration begins in December The committee will pay 50 cents each for the coins and sell them at a higher figure as yet unan nounced using the profit to fi nance the celebration Wallace Cancels Demo Talks Because of Cold Washington Sec retary of Commerce Henry A Wallace Wednesday cancelled scheduled democratic campaign speeches in Michigan and Indiana because of a head and chest cold Wallace went to bed in his hotel apartment here Tuesday His phy sician advised him to cancel 5 days of his campaign itinerary which was scheduled to start Fri day He was to have campaigned in Michigan Friday Saturday and Sunday and in Indiana Monday and Tuesday An associate said Wallaces ill ness was not serious and that he planned to take up his scheduled itinerary with a speech in Los An geles Oct 24 Wallace may try to fill part of the Michigan and In diana engagements on Nov 1 2 and 3 RECEIPTS JUMP TO 65000 AS BUYING HALTS Livestock Traders in Chicago Set AllTime High in Cattle Prices By THE Iowa farmers hurried hogs to market Wednesday in such heavy numbers that many of the interior packing plants halted their buy ing until they could catch up with slaughtering of the livestock on hand Receipts at interior packing plants in Iowa and southern Min nesota jumped from 700 Tuesday morning to 65000 Wednesday morning the 2nd flay without OPA ceilings on livestock Wednesdays receipts were the largest since Feb 4 1946 They compared with 4600 a week ago and 15500 a year ago Prices dropped approximately a hundred Wednesday with most packers paying a hun dred for choice hogs weighing more than 200 pounds fn some in stances prices were and lower Packing plants in Cedar Rapids Mason City and Des Moines were out of the market Wednesday aft er their heavy purchases Tuesday for delivery Wednesday and Thursday At Ottumwa the Morrell com pany reported a heavy run of hogs late Tuesday and Wednesday morning but light receipts of cat tle Hog prices slipped Wed nesday to a top of At New Hampton more than 1 100 hogs were purchased by pack er buyers Tuesday at a hun dredweight which was over Mondays market Buyers said they could have purchased twice as many but lacked transportation The animals averaged 225 pounds Most of the other packers were limiting their purchases and in dications were that the receipts will be considerably lower Thurs day than Wednesday In Chicago livestock traders smashed the highest cattle prices on record to smithereens Wednes day in one of the wildest sessions the stockyards ever saw forced hog prices up to the new record level established Tuesday and in dicated Tuesdays record price on lambs would be wellbroken be fore the days trading ended From all over the nation came reports of much higher receipts of livestock than were anticipated over night Despite the increasing flood of truckborne herds tc terminal markets the demand was still much greater than the supply In consequence fed steers al Chicago hit a hundred pounds far above the rec ord set Aug 30 Hogs again sole at the new peak reached Tuesday although later sales weakened to around as buyers could not find facilities to move out their purchases Lambs were being held for higher than the best bid price of com pared with the record set Tuesday at In Omaha cattle prices again set a new high Wednesday as Omaha led the nation in cattle re ceipts on the 2nd day of decon trolled meat prices Three loads of choice mixed yearlings sold at per hun dred higher than Tuesdays previous high which itself was more than higher than the previous OPA ceiling of Omaha had 12000 salable cat tle more even than markets at Chicago and Kansas City but far from a record run A good run of 9000 salable hogs was reported and there were 5500 salable sheep Highest hog price Wednes day was compared with Tuesdays alltirne high of GlobeGazette Fhoto STILL COMING EDecker and Sons bought 22 hogsorj Monday Tuesday they bought approximately 6700 Wednesday after the hogs had been pouring in by truck and train throughout the night there were 4000 head on hand and they were still coining in Shown above is Walter B Rae head hog buyer with a few of the pork ers which bid fair to create as acute a housing shortage in his hog hotel as hupians have elsewhere in the city Report Government Drafting Plan to Rush Wage Curb End OPA and Agriculture Considering Removing All Ceilings on Food Washington JP The govern ment reportedly drafted an order Wednesday to speed the junking of wage controls Simultaneously OPA and the agriculture department seriously considered wiping out price ceil ings on all food items still under control Thus on both the price and wage fronts quick action appeared to be shaping up in line with the swift er decontrol tempo signalled by President Truman when he scrapped all federal restraints on meat These other developments rounded out the picture 1 Senators studying the impli cations of Mr Trumans action on meat foresaw an early end to almost all price controls except those over rent either by volun tary government action or by leg islation 2 The republican party con tended that handling of the meat problem by the democrats is a good reason for a GOPcongress 3 While livestock prices jumped in the wake of decontrol Secre tary of Agriculture Clinton P An derson predicted there will be more meat in butcher shops in about 10 days But he said the shortage will last through 1946 4 The decontrol board re versed on its ruling which restored meat ceilings met to take another look at whats happening to un controlled prices for dairy prod ucts a Governent officials told a re porter privately that the United States will lift its quarantine Fri day against the importation of Mexican cattle DREAMBOAT OFF FOR NEW RECORD Hops Off From Pans Over Ocean to New York Paris U S army B29 Pacusan Dreamboat roared away from Orly Field at a m a m CST Wednesday for a flight to Westover Field Chico pee Mass which may set a new transatlantic speed record There were some indications that an effort would be made to heat the old mark but Col C S Irvine of St Paul Nebr pilot of the plane which recently made a 3500 mile flight across the Arctic from Hawaii to Cairo declared when questioned as to whether he intended to go after a record Im not going to push it Although there was no repeti tion Wednesday of the official ceremony performed by interna tional timers preceding Tuesdays takeoff on a record attempt which failed because of faulty spark plugs official army figures listed the Dreamboats departure time at Observers expressed belief the Dreamboat would make the flight in about 11J flours at a rate of about 315 miles per hour The present transatlantic speed rec ord is claimed by a TWA Con stellation which made the Paris New York run a year ago in 14 hours and 39 minutes for an av erage of 284 miles per hour Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday turning colder Wednesday night and Thursday morning with little change in temperature Thursday Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Colder Wednesday night with little change in temperature Thurs day Low Wednesday night 30 northwest to 43 southeast High Thursday 55 northwest to 58 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy and somewhat colder southeast por tion Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITS GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Wednesday 40 Precipitation 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 39 Hogs Flood Decker Plant in Mason City Jacob E Decker and Sons went iut of the hog market Wednesday morning because they had loo nany on hand Less than 24 hours after the OPA controls ended the picture changed from famine to east so far as supply is concerned There were 4000 hogs in the plant in the morning after trucks and trains had spent the night lauling purchases in from the mying stations throughout North owa That number was greater han the entire months kill at the ocal plant during September The hogs are of uniformly good quality it was reported as the re ult of the bid of a hundrec or good and choice slaughter classes Tuesday above the previous days OPA ceiling Pork can go on the market in a matter of hours after the ani mals are slaughtered so the mea famine was expected toend ver soon but the beef situation is no so bright a spokesman said The cattlemen are more inclined to si and wait a few days to see wha develops Deckers bought only 40 head o cattle Tuesday few compared to a normal run at this time of year but more than the weekly average ecently it was admitted The management was not so concerned with the shortage of cattle however as it was with getting its organization set up again to handle the flow of hogs Additional employes are needed tc Drocess the animals into pork ant an emergency call went out for all Decker employes to contact the employment office immediately Atlantic Laundry Is Destroyed by Flames Atlantic fP The Atlantic Laundry Cleaners was de stroyed in a flash fire Tues day night which did an estimated to damage The onestory brick building was gutted about a half hour after the fire was discovered shortly after the building was closed Maurice Clithero owner of the establishment said his heavies loss would be in clothing He said the building equipment and clothing were covered by insur ance Prices Soar as Housewives Find Some Meaf By UNITED PRESS The few housewives lucky enough to find fresh meat Wed nesday didnt quibble with the butcher about the price At Detroit a meager supply of Tbonc steaks was selling for 80 cents a pound 31 cents over the old OPA ceilinsr The highest price increase re ported 200 per cent was charged in the nations capital where one dealer who last week sold a lower grade beef at 25 cents a pound charged 75 cents Tues day In that city meat prices soared an average of 20 cents a pound at independent stores but chain stores sell what they had at the old prices cents under OPA selling for a pound at one Washington shop In a sample of price increases several New York stores sold prime ribs of beef at 61 cents 17 cents over the old ceiling Porter house steak was up from 57 to 75 cents hamburger from 29 to 39 cents a pound At Madison Wis the Oscar Mayer packing plant increased wholrsnlo 10 cents a pound on all its meat and butcher shop passed the increase on to consum ers The supplies included only cold cuts wieners and a little veal Madison butchers said they expected no fresh meat for aboui 10 days At Omaha an independent packing plant quoted sides of bee at 50 cents a pound and butchers said this meant steak would re tail at a pound One butcher who had held back his weekly supply of meat put it all on sale a about 10 per cent over the OPA ceiling and got a brisk trade DEATH CASE UP TO GRAND JURY Probe Continues at Northwood Session Northwood A Worth county grand jury which was con vened Tuesday spent all day ex amining witnesses in the states manslaughter case against Conrad Ringstad 31 of Albert Lea Minn without completing its work The examinations were to continue Wednesday Ringstad refused to consent to extradition on a warrant charg ing manslaughter unless and until the grandjury returned an indict ment He was accused of responsibility for the death of John Rasmussen 69 of Albert Lea The death al legedly took place in a barn Iowa side of the MinnesotaIowa state line near Emmons Minn Rasmussens body was found there Oct 2 Landlords Demand for Boy and Dog in House Causes Family Reunion Davenport IP Because Mr and Mrs Herbert Paper wanted to rent a 4room house to a ten ant having a boy and a dog a war veteran and his wife are to be reunited with their 12 year old son Mr and Mrs John Spawn who moved here recently from Chi cago have rented the house and their son who has been separated from them because of the housing shortage will join them soon The Spawns have no dog for their son Jack but hope to get one soon Jack had a dog but it had to be left behind when the Spawns came to Davenport The Papers said they wanted to rent the house to someone with a boy and a dog in memory of a son they lost in the war and be cause the spacious yard needed a boy and a dog to romp in it KILLS SELF BY TAKING HIDDEN VIAL OF POISON 10 Other Ringleaders of Nazi Regime Die on Gallows for Crimes Nuernberg Goer ng cheated the hangman with a capsule of cyanide Tuesday night jut 10 other ringleaders of the punctured nazi reich died at the nd of a rope in the dark hours Defore dawn Wednesday in pay ment for their crimes against the world Gocrinpr pudgy No 2 man of a fascist regime intended by Adolf Hitler to last 1000 years twitched out his life in a prison cell only a few hours before his condemned henchmen plunged through the banginK traps of 2 gallows in a grimy building 35 yards away By his manner of dying Goer to the only took the last spotlight away from his colleagues but created a breathtaking mystery which had army intelligence officers laboring in an effort to determine how he got concealed and took the poison The 10 who died on the gal directed by the interna tional military tribunal which con victed them 2 weeks ago of war crimes crimes against the peace and crimes against went to their deaths without col lapsing and mouthing God save Germany final declarations Joachim von Kibbentrop Hit lers foreign minister who re placed Goering as Hie 1st man Ic climb the 13 steps to doom dropped through the trap at a m p m Tuesday An hour and 43 minutes later when Arthur SeyssInquart nazi gauleifer of the Netherlands was pronounced dead it was all over Those who died in between with Master Sergeant John C Wood of the U S has presided at 233 springing the trap in some cases were Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel Ernst Kaltenbrunner head of the nazi security police Alfred Rosenberg nazi party philosopher Hans Frank governor general of Poland Wilhelm Frick protec tor of Bohemia and Moravia Julius Streicher the Jew baiter Fritz Sauckel the slave labor boss and Col Gen Alfred Jodl After the 10 had been hanged Goerings corpse was brought into the execution chamber for sym bolical execution of the tribunals sentence When the last body had been cut down Col B C Andrus prison commandant emerged with the first news to the world that Goer ing had taken his own life Goering was not hanged Andrus announced he committed suicide at p m p m CST Tuesday Tuesday night by taking cyanide of potassium He was discovered at once by the sentinel who watched and heard him make an odd noise and twitch The sentinel called the doctor and chaplain who were in the corridor and who found turn dying There were pieces of glass in his mouth and an odor of cyanide of potassium on his breath Goerings hands did not go be neath the blankets and were not observed to go to his mouth An investigation is now going en to learn how he could conceal the poison when he was subject to daily and rigorous searches both on his clothes and his person The cyanide was contained in a small cartridge case similar to those found before on other nazi and like the one found on him a year ago last May atMondorfprison At that time it was hidden in a can of nescafe French Correspondent Louis De Roche said in his account that an opened envelope was found on Goerings corpse It contained three messages written in pencil one of which was addressed to Col Andrus The poison Goering took was contained in a vial concealed in side a copper tube made of an old cartridge Every one of the 10 men ap proached death bravely once he entered the room and saw the grim appurtenances of the hang men Some quailed and ap proached hysteria before they en tered Sauckel refused to dress at first and screamed at the top his voice when soldiers hand cuffed him The only one to create a scene at the scaffold was Streicher who defiantly shouted his last Hell Hitler and then snarled at an American officer T h e Bolshe viks hang you one day He also was the only one to speak after the black hood concealed his ;