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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ANb AfiCH I YES U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 7 GRANTS FREEDOM TO COFFEE BYRNES HOPES FOR APPROVAL BY MINISTERS President Truman to Address Opening of UN General Assembly Washington o State James F Byrnes reportec optimistically on the Paris peace conference to President Truman Thursday and later the white house announced Mr Truman wil address the United Nations general assembly when it convenes in New York Oct 23 Byrnes flew back from the 79 day Paris meeting Wednesday and expressed to reporters the sincere hope that the Big Four foreign ministers would accept peace terms drafted at the conference The secretary conferred with President Truman for 45 minutes White house Press Secretary Charles G Ross said later that Mr Truman found Byrnes in good spirits and optimistic Ross said the president felt Byrnes had done an excellent job in Paris Byrnes optimism was in con trast to the pessimism voiced in the final hours of the Paris con ference by Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov Molotov said in Paris that Russia would ask the Big Four ministers to revise many of the Paris decisions The state department said that Byrnes will make a 3minute radio report to the nation at 9 p m CST Friday on the Paris peace conference He will speak over the NBC network Department of ficials said other networks also way broadcast the speech Byrnes told reporters as he left the white house that he would not hold a news conference prior to his speech Friday night He said he would devote most of his time instead to preparation of the ad dress He added that he expected to attend the opening assembly session next Wednesday The secretary reflected gravely that conference peace negotiations were tedious and that great pa tience was required by the repre sentatives of all nations great and small I feel much progress has been made and I sincerely hope that the council of foreign ministers meeting Nov 4 can complete work on the 5 treaties Byrnes said He referred to treaties for Fin land Bulgaria Romania Hun gary and Italy Chicago Woman Saved From Burning Car Atlantic 25yearold Chicago woman who was driving alone to Omaha Nebr reached her destination after being rescued from her burning car south of here Mrs Duncan Wagner was in Omaha Thursday but in Imrnan uel hospital instead of at the home of inlaws where she had planned to be A barking dog attracted several farm men Tuesday night who upon investigation found the woman pinned hi her car which had plunged into a 7foot ditch at a junction south of Atlantic They pried open the car door and broke the seat loose to free Mrs Wag ner and extinguishthe blaze Themen whorescued her were Clifton Acker Glenn Brown and Cliff Bardie Mrs Wagner who suffered a fractured vertebra and shock was removed from an Atlantic hospital to Omaha Wednesday Believes Goering Could Have Hidden Poison iin His Rolls of Flesh Cleveland UR Hermann Goer ting could have concealed a poison I vial in a minute surgical incision Iin one of his many rolls of flesh Meat on the Table by Sunday Say Packers Chicago UR The average American home can have meat on the table for Sunday dinner More will appear from the big packing houses one week later A month from Thursday house wives can start getting choice cuts Two months from now they can walk out of a butcher shop if they dont see what they want and find it somewhere else That was a summary of the meat situation given by trade sources Thursday Prices they added will go high er but will level off as supply meets demand The meat people eat Sunday will come from small towns and slaughter houses in their own lo cality It will take longer for the big packers such as those in Chicago to resume quantity production Cattle coming in now are most ly grass fed making fine stews roasts and ground meat but for the most part arent good for steaks Choice prime beef will reach the retail market in quantity about the same time as Christmas turkeys packers said I expect to eat meat at home Sunday said an official of one of the big Chicago packing houses But it will come from a small slaughter house They can turn it out faster It will take us several days to get all our labor force back Trade channels to the retail butcher are completely empty And our aging and cooling periods are longer than those of most small packers Beef from cattle slaughtered here Thursday will reach some re tail counters next Thursday To get it there that soon packers will ship it out on the 6th day letting it coo cnroute in refrigerator cars for unloading on the 7th day Some pork will arrive by Tues day Pork doesnt require the cooling period beef does People hankering for ham steak bacon or smoked shoulders will have to wait another month while it cures AP Wirephoto BYRNES REPORTS TO TRUMAN Secretary of State James F Byrnes right reports to President Truman in the letters office Thursday on the Paris peace confer ence The president complimented Byrnes on a mostex cellent job Thief Gets Part of Wallys Gem Collection Cat Burglar Steals Duchess Jewels From Under Nose of Guards JDr G R Laube paid Thursday of Lakewood The suburb physician said that Isuch a hiding place could have Jjbeen opened with a fingernail or muscle pressure and would Shave escaped the most exacting Isearch Goering had an I Q of 1 149 and must have looked ahead a situation like this Either a I copper or glass tube could have I been buried in his flesh for a year 8 without oxidizing Dr Laube said The doctor advanced a theory I that it wouldnt have been much I trouble to bury the poison along I the edge of a muscle as in the breast He said Goering had so I many skin wrinkles an incision would have gone undetected I wouldnt be surprised if of his body showed f more vials Dr Laube said London UR A daring cat burglar stole gems of undisclosed from the Duchess of Wind ers collection at Ed lamlodge suburban vacation res dence of the Windsors virtually under the eyes of crack Scotland Yard agents it was disclosed Thursday The sensational robbery possi ily one of the major gem thefts of ecent times occurred late Vednesday in the suburban Sun lingdale Manor which was under uard by agents of Scotland Yards riminal investigation branch Detectives flatly refusedto re eal the worth of the gems in the tolen jewel casket If the Duch ss entire collection was in the asket the jrebbery will rank as ne of the major jewel thefts of ecent years The duchess gems were valued tefore the war at for insurance purposes and may be vorth much more now The theft was discovered by the uehess when she went to her oom to dress for dinner late Vednesday It apparently oc urred while she was entertaining guests at tea in the drawing room f the lodge The duke was in London visit ng his brother King George at Buckingham palace When he re urned he found the duchess agi atedly searching her suite with le assistance of 2 of her dinner uests the Duke and Duchess of Succleuch The only way of entering the ouse unobserved was by shinny ng up a drain pipe for about 3 tories The house was guarded by agents qf Scotland Yard routinely assigned to the Windsors for their Protection With officials maintaining an attitude of great secrecy concern ing the theft various rumors cir DUKE culated One report said the en tire collection was stolen but that the fleeing burglar dropped 000 in gems in escaping Another report said that most of the duchess gerns had been put in a safe deposit vault on her arrival in England and that the total loss would not exceed 520000 The Duchess gem collection is well known in England and it was doubted that any of the items could be disposed of in this coun try It includes sets to be worn each day in the week Ter dia monds and platinum tiara is known to jewelers the world over Earmark 10000000 More Bushels of Grain for Beer Production Washington agricul ture department has cleared the way for increased beer production of about 10000000 barrels a month The department has earmarked 10000000 more bushels of grain a month for beer with all the in crease going to smaller breweries Under normal brewing practices this should provide an additional barrel of beer for each bushel of grain Veteran Gets HouseRent Free Des Moines Housby a navy veteran with a 39month service record had a house for his family free Housbys good fortune resulted when Tom Drake of the Drake Roofing company told the veterans information service that he had a house he had been planning to sell but had changed his mind and decided some veteran may as well have it until March 1 at least Drake added It will be rent free until then The veterans service referred Housby to Drake and the deal was closed Now Housby and his family will be rejoined His wife has been living near Kansas City Mo and 3 children by a former marriage have been with friends in Rockwell City and Hardy Dont eulogize me Drake said I havent sprouted any wings Its just a good business deal with me I dont want the house to stand empty during the winter 13 Killed as Plane Crashes During Storm Laramie Wyo UR Thirteen persons were killed Thursday when a 2engine converted army plane operated by a private air line crashed in a swirling snow storm while attempting to land at the Laramie airport The plane a converted C47 was operated by NATS transport service a private airline owned by 5 former navy pilots The line operates chartered planes Coroner E E Knight reported that all aboard the plane were killed The victims included 8 U S navy personnel 2 of whom were women The other dead were the pilot copilot and the stewardess The crash was the second airline tragedy in Wyoming this month and it brought to 45 the number of persons killed in airplane ac cidents in the state this year MAN INDICTED M GRAND JURY Minnesotan Charged With Manslaughter Northwood Ring stad 31 of Albert LeaMinn was brought to the Worth county jail here Wednesday night after a county grand jury had returned an indictment charging him with manslaughter in connection with the death of John Rasmussen 69 also of Albert Lea Ringstad had refused to waive extradition until the grand jury returned an indictment Rasmussens body was found in a barn just inside the Iowa bound ary near Emmons Minn Oct 2 Ringstads bond was set at 000 It was expected that the case would be at the October term of Worth county district court which is now in session The grand jury was impaneled Tuesday forenoon with C O Groe of Silver Lake township as foreman and W W Hudson of Northwood as clerk Other members of the jury were Leon Prell Grafton I L Meyers Manly Herbert Scheffel Deer Creek township John Rob inson Kensett George Levang Fertile and Martin Johnson Northwood Judge W P Butler of Mason City is presiding Takes Drivers Exam Gets Parking Ticket Marion III IF Eva Mae Brimm drove from nearby Creal Springs parked her car and went to take an examination for a drivers license When she returned to her car she found a police a parking violation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and warmer Iowa Occasional light rain or drizzle early Thursday night clearing late Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and warm er Low Thursday night 45 east and 3540 west High Friday 60 65 east 5560 west Minnesota Mostly cloudy and not so cold Thursday night Occa sional light rains south and east portions early Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and not so cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 50 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Thursday 40 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 47 REVEAL BODIES OF HEAD NAZIS ARE CREMATED Disclose Ashes of 11 Henchmen Have Been Dispersed Secretly Nuernberg bodies ol Hermann Goering and the 1C hanged nazi war criminals have been cremated and the ashes dis persed secretly it was officially announced Thursday The announcement of he dis position of the bodies was made at p m by Col B C Andrus prison commandant He spoke in the name of the allied control council which wa in charge of all details of the hangings and burial A sixline communique cleared up the major mystery in the wake of the hangings The bodies were removed from the prison at a m Wednesday in two sealed trucks guarded by jeeps Where cremation took place was not disclosed The dispersal details were wrapped in equal secrecy Prison authorities disclosed thai Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel had planned like Goering to evade the gallows with suicide but was foiled by a watchful guard As a special board of three U S army officers combed every possibility to determine how Goer ing managed to poison himself Col B C Andrus the command ant revealed the Keilel story for the first time Keitel had returned to prison after a court appearance one day recently and was changing to old clothing as was customary As he shifted his wallet he pushed some thing down in a fold An alert guard noticed H and grabbed the wallet In a corner he found a long sharp piece of metal easily capable of slashing the wrists or the throat Keitel shot the guard a dirty look but said noth ing He refused to explain how he got it Col Andrus and Maj Fred Teich his assistant both exoner ated Mrs Emmy Goering widow of the second ranking nazi who swallowed potassium cyanide in an unexplained manner two hours before he was to die on the gal lows Sources inside Nuernberg jail said Thursday that 12 German employes were under constant scrutiny in connection with a 3 man army boards closely veiled investigation of how where and when Hermann Goering got the cyanide with which he beat the hangman by 2 hours Tuesday night These sources unidentifiable by name said the Germans were not under arrest but described them as being protectively held until they are completely cleared of all possible complicity in the llthhour suicide by which Goer ing managed to precede his 10 doomed colleagues in death In the meantime the allied con trol councils commission which onducted the executions disclosed hat it had translations of the 3 notes Goering left in his cell but said the contents of the notes would not be divulged Col B C Andrus prison com mandant insisted that he believed lis own personnel innocent of any wrongdoing Goerings suicide still was big news in Nuernberg Thursday and casual sampling of German opinion elicited some startling viewpoints For A barber said the Americans ave the poison to Goering de iberately A laborer said straw dolls ac ually were hanged and that the real nazis were alive somewhere Generally former nazis are de ighted with Goerings trick Anti nazis are shocked Everyone wants o know the answer to one ques tion How did he get the poison 8 Valuable Saddle Horses Ponies Die in Cedar Rapids Fire Cedar Rapids valu able saddle horses and ponies in cluding the famous Palomino high school horse Fibber which has ap peared in motion pictures with Soy Rogers died by suffocation in a fire at the Roy Gaddis stables here at about 2 a m Monday Two of the 10 horses in the stables were saved but the con dition of one was reported to be not very good The fire was started by an overheated kerosene Dealer in a tack room adjoining the stable Fire Chief E P Kohout said The fire did little damage to he stable itself but it created con siderable smoke suffocating the horses the fire chief said International Soundpholo GOERING SUICIDE STILL big question of how Hermann Goering obtained the cyanide potassium capsule lower photo which he cheated the hangmans noose by committing suicide in his prison cell 2 hours before he was to trudge the 13 steps to the gallows is the problem Thursday of the Allied officials at Nuernberg Already under questioning are the dead mans widow Frau Emmy Goering center right and his attorney Dr Otto Stahmer center left It is a mystery to authorities how the capsule could have been handed the exReichsmarshal for both the wifes and the attorneys visits to the prison were always watched by 2 guards as the visitor and Goering sat on opposite sides of a table separated by screening as shown in the top photo Livestock Terminals Jammed With Cattle Hogs and Sheep Prices Slump From 1 to on Most Grades Choice Cattle High Chicago termi nals throughout the nation were flooded with vast brawling hordes of cattle hogs and sheep Thursday as producers commendeered every available truck to move their ani mals in for recordbreaking prices Buyers were unable to absorb all comers however and prices slumped from to a hundred jounrls on most qualities Only strictly choice cattle con inuedon to new recordrbreaking heights At Chicago odd head steers brought compared with the record Wednesday set at 53525 the previous record was set Aug 30 at and the OPA jrice ceiling was The prac ical steer top was Thursday and lower grade cattle dropped off from to 4 Omaha Nebr set a new cattle record for the 3rd successive day at S33 up from Wednesdays jest Hog prices took a beating how ever under pressure of the heav est numbers since last January vhen a packinghouse workers strike was in the offing An early top price of at Chicago lasted oniy a short time and values sagged to a top with the popular price Some grades were off good and choice barrows and gilts were av eraging down and similar quality sows averaged lower Other markets showed a similar trend At Sioux City Iowa hogs were to a hundredweight lower with a top price established at The St Louis Mo market reported some grades of hogs down to Sows barrows and gilts at St Paul Minn were down Drake Bell Clapper Is Missing Again Des Moines 35pound clapper of Drake universitys class bell was missing again Thursday In its place Custodian J W Keller found Kilroy wasnt here it was just the filthy five The clapper disappeared last April 1 and was found a week later in a Des Moines pawnshop where it had been hocked for The shaft was covered with red paint while on the knob in blue paint was inscribed The Filthy Five Meat Ads Show Sign oJ Times Advertisements are truly Signs of the Times A week ago the GlobeGazette advertisements mentioned no beef or pork for sale and the only mention of meat that caught the eye was Minced Meat One store advertised mutton and several listed chickens and fish Several Mason City stores had frozen ground horse meat for sale at 20 cents a pound but it wasnt advertised here A quick check of advertisements to appear in Thursdays issue showed a number of stores advertising plentiful supplies of both beef and pork One blossomed forth with this Roll Rib Roast Roll Rump Roast Chuck Pot Roast Short Ribs Sirloin Steaks TBonc Steaks Swiss Steaks Cube Steaks Yes were back in the meat business and how None of the ads surveyed quoted any prices on their meat AGENCY IS NOT PLANNING HIKE FOR LANDLORDS Margarine Mayonnaise and Other Food Items Free From Price Curbs Washington h e OPA Thursday removed price controls from coffee because supply now equals demand It acted on a decontrol petition Tiled 10 days ago by the coffee in dustry advisory committee This marked the first time OPA has de controlled a product on petition of an industry Removal of price controls from coffee applies to both green and roasted coffee OPAs action followed by less than 24 hours its removal of price controls from margarine mayon naise and other products The coffee industry had sought for a year to obtain decontrol of coffee but was turned down In August however OPA granted a 10 to 13cents a pound price boost to cover increased costs Despite action in other fields the OPA held fast to rent con trols Landlords hopes for higher rent incomes got a jolt when an OPA spokesman said the agency was planning no increase in rent ceil ings He pointed to a report by OPAs analysis branch that despite higher costs landlords generally were making substantially more money than before the war Indeed far from relaxing rent controls under President Trumans new decontrol speedup policy OPA anticipates that many new areas may yet be brought under ceilings These disclosures came on the heels of a warning by a group of prominent senators that they would seek to legislate a rent in crease if OPA fails to give land lords relief by time congress meets in January Real estate interests want an immediate 15 per cent rent increase and an end to all controls by March Meanwhile OPA Chief Paul Porter said the agency would start sending pink discharge slips to many employes in the food price and enforcement branches beginning Nov he expects remaining foods under price ceilings to be decontrolled soon In a message to OPA employes Porter said he was no happier than President Truman at the decision to decontrol meat Not one of the choices before him would have been wholly sat Porter said There is no need for me to repeat the rea sons behind his decision In the first decontrol action un der the presidents speedup OPA removed Orice controls from oleo margarine shortening mayon naise salad dressing cooking and salad oils Also decontrolled were soybeans and flaxseed all byproduct feeds and mixed feeds corn oil cotton seed oil peanut oil and soybean oil corn bran cottonseed hulls fish meal and scrap hominy feeds rice milling byproducts barley feed products linseed products peanut products and wheat mill feeds The price decontrol board said it will not put back price ceilings on milk butter cheese and other dairy products although prices have risen unreasonably Such action the board said would be inconsistent with the accelerated decontrol program an nounced by the president The board pointed out that milk pro duction will soon increase while more plentiful meat supplies will lower prices of dairy products The OPA announced however that hides and leather will re main under control despite the lifting of livestock ceilings Meat Decontrol Fails to Save Bear Family Des Moines re moval of meat ceilings Kenneth Sonderleiter has not changed his plans to kill his three papa mama and relieve the meat shortage and because they are too expensive to feed SonderJeiter said no orders for the bear meat had been cancelled since removal of meat ceiling Tuesday And he was going ahead with plans to slaughter the bears when cold weather arrives He said he had enough orders to take care of the approximately 1200 pounds of meat he expects to get after slaughtering the bears But he said he was delaying the killing until cold weather because the bears fur would stand up better and their pells would be more valuable ;