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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1946, Mason City, Iowa f COM NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME INE3 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Press and United Press Full Leased a 12 DECONTROL MOST FOOD BEVERAGES L GlobeGazelle Thoto I WHATS THIS LITTLE Johnson local truck driver received the surprise of his life Tuesday aft ernoon when he was stopped 2 miles east of Clear Lake and told there was a boy asleep on his running board The boy i was his nephew Dick Johnson 2 who had gone to sleep on ithe running board of the truck while Kenneth ate his Dick traveled more than 8 miles in this fashion iftvithout a scratch Bides 8 Miles Asleep on Running Board of Auto Little Dick Johnson 2 son of Mr and Mrs Orville Johnson 824 S Jackson was tired after lunch Tuesday He decided lo crawl up on the right running board of Ihe Joe GOES truck his uncle Kenneth Johnson drives There he started his nap Kenneth incidentally was home for lunch at the time When he had finished his lunch he got into his truck on the opposite side from where Dick was sleeping Off drove Kenneth with Dick as a stowaway A neighbor Mrs Frank J Bobek 823 S Jackson saw them go but couldnt believe her eyes As quickly as she could to the Johnson home she told them but the truck had already gone out of sight I No one saw Dick sleeping on the running board of the truck un til Kenneth was within 2 miles of Clear Lake Then someone stopped the truck and called the drivers attention to his strange i cargo In the meantime Mason City police were notified They in turn put out a warning ontheTolice radio for all patrolmen to watch out for the truck with the sleep ing boy on the running board for they did not know where the truck was headed Before the search had gone far however word was sent back to Mrs Johnson that the boy was being returned to Mason City safely in the truck and still asleep And to all appearances Wednesday Dick had a good nap I g Briflsh Ambassador Secretly Visits North Iowa Farm Home Weoster City lowans casual boasting about his home state brought Archibald John ClarkKerr Lord of Inverchapel and British ambassador to the United States lo Ihe home of Roger New burn farm youth living 4 miles north of Woolslock The ambassadors visit last Wednesday night through Friday was kept a deep secret until Wednesday when he was back in Washington ClarkKerrrsaid in advance he wanted his first sight of Iowa to be 1 devoid of cameramen permen and other such people1 The Newburn household was in a dither for several days before CiarkKerrs arrival in Webster City by train How was a farm family to en f tertain a Britishlord ClarkKerr soon quieted their S wanted 3 things Sleep good Iowa food and a chance lo see Iowa farms After tours of local farms a S look at the hybrid seed corn plant I at Clarion and his first sight of JR p combine and a corn picker in Operation the ambassador was a ijittle breathless His comment fwis God has been too good to jhis country 1 The only semipublic appear fmce made by ClarkKerr came Thursday night when the New invited a group of farmers business people to their home She ambassador had expressed a Desire to talk to people represent ing a crosssection of the com Jnunily lo learn what they are thinking Roger and his parents Mr and jlvlrs Francis E Newburn planned take their distinguished visi or to Iowa Stale college Friday would have been fine if Ihe Jimbassador hadnt spied some Weeds in the Newburn straw perry bed We must get rid of those weeds he said and the protesting spger was led out to be the as in the weeding project The whole thing starled last August in Washington Roger 21 a student at Iowa State college was among the students selected to attend the 4H encampment for citizenship last summer At the end of the session the boys spent more than 2 hours with the ambassador As they were leaving the embassy a good na tured argument developed be tween ClarkKerr and Newburn If you dont believe it said i can come to Iowa and see for yourself To the amazement of the entire group and Roger particularly the am bassador said he would and asked for Rogers name and address 3 DAYS LEFT to register for voting at the General Election Nov 5 YOU MUST REGISTER 1 If you have not voted in the last 4 years 2 If you have changed your address 3 If you have changed your name 4 If you have reached voting age 5 If you have been granted citizenship General Assembly of UN Convenes DELEGATES TO HEAR TRUMAN OPEN SESSIONS East and West Tension Is Major Concern of Meeting in New York New York perma nent peace as their goal and Ihe split between America and Rus sia as their foremost worry the delegates of 51 United Nations gathered Wednesday to hear President Truman open their first great assembly on American soil By plane train and ship they have been arriving in this new world capital all week Mr Truman with a 2600 word speech in his brief case was due in dur ing the afternoon Secretary of State Byrnes preceded him Tues day night Aides said Byrnes only activ part in Wednesdays round o opening ceremonies probabl would be a brief extemporaneou speech at a United Nations lunch eon The luncheon is one of severa affairs designed to make this a festive day in the history of the United Nations But in the mids of the color and the confident wel coming speeches most delegate privately expressed their concern over the tensions existing be tween the United Stales and Rus sia Every major issue was be ing examined in that the American delegation as well as in other official groups here Against that background Mr Truman had to speak and H was generally expected he would tak the opportunity to support am itupluaize the patientbut firoi1 oreign policy toward Russia laic down by Byrnes in his report to he nation last Friday on the Paris peace conference Mr Truman was due at LaGuardia airfield from Washington about p m CST 20 minutes before the cheduled opening of the genera assembly session in its shiny new but perhaps temporary on New Yorks fair bounds ClnbrGaicKc Pholo 200 INJURED IN 1 TRAIN CRASH Chicago than 200 iersons were injured 15 seriously when a north bound elevated train rashed into the rear end of anoth r L train at a fog enshrouded outh side station Wednesday The facilities of eight hospitals vere needed to treat the injured most of whom suffered only cuts nd bruises and were released fter brief medical attention A check of the hospitals showed iat about 240 persons were reated for injuries Officials estimated 700 persons vere on the trains Chicago hospital attendants re orted they treated about 50 per ons Provident 50 Michael Reese 0 Englewood 25 Mercy 22 St Bernards 16 St Lukes 15 Chi ago Memorial 12 One physician t Provident however estimated iat 80 were treated there The seriously injured were at rovident and Chicago hospital They included Moiorman George etraites of the northbound How rd streettrain John Haberkorn deputy fire marshal said that etraites apparently was unable n the fog to see the warnings gnals or the lights of the train dead The second train a Kav nswood Carrier was halted at he 47th street station Most of the injured were in the rst car of the rear train or the ast car of the advance train al hough police said that apparently ome persons were injured slightly n all cars of both trains VETS REGISTER FOR 3 Mason City veterans from left to right Francis Nugent Hans Bracklein and Don Zeller register at the city hall for the coming November elections Clerks left to right Bea Brunsvold Mrs Ruth Seeberger and Mrs Newell Hugi instruct the young men This will be the first election for Bracklein who was in the army and Zeller who served in the army as both were under 21 years of age when they left for service Nugent served for 4 years and lost a leg while with the army in Italy The deadline for registration is Saturday noon U S Says Reds Suppressing Election Protest in Bulgaria Washington States accused Russia Wednesday of forcing the suppression of ai American protest concerning elec tions to be held in Bulgaria thi month The with thi opening of the United Nations gen eral assembly in New disclosedby Lincoln White state department press attache He made public information receivec from Maynard B Barnes Ameri can political representative Sofia Bulgaria Barnes reported that Sovie Col Gen Sergi Biryusov Russian representative on the tripower Bulgarian control commission had issued oral instructions to sup press the American protests which were made public here two days ago He said that Sergi issued those nstructions without consulta tion with the British and Ameri can representative on the control commission On orders from the Bulgarian ministry on foreign affairs he said the Bulgarian ministry of in ormation then instructed the Bul rarian press not lo publish the correspondence on the point The correspondence dealt with American allegations that safe uards for political freedom are acking in connection with Bulgar an elections set for Oct 27 The fivepart exchange was among Secretary of State Byrnes Bulgarian Prime Minister Kimon Jeorgiev and the American and Soviet representatives on the Bul arian control commission It had een made available to the Bul garian press by the American mis ion in Sofia White said the Bulgarian lan guage edition of The Voice of America radio program will roadcast the news of the suppres ion of the United States govern ment official communication Methodists Plan 1st ull World Conference Cincinnati IP Methodisms first full world conference in 15 ears was set for Sept 2430 next ear It will be held at a city in the astern part of the United States o be selected later it was an ounced Tuesday following a meeting here of the western see on of the Ecumenial Methodist ouncil a group of 25 church eaders including several bishops WESTERN UNION STRIKE DELAYED Walkout Is Postponed 1 Week Until Oct 30 New York P Selly president of the American Com munications association CIO an nounced Wednesday that the threatened Western Union Tele graph strike had been postponed one week until Oct 30 Sellys announcement followec an appeal from Deputy Mayor Thomas L J Corcoran saying ex tension of the contract was neces sary because any interruption of service was unthinkable while the city was host to the United Nations The Union strike of employes 7000 Western which would lave cut off New York City from virtually all telegraphic commun calion with the rest of the na ion has been scheduled for mid night Wednesday night Eig game animals have in creased in the United States dur ing the recent years to more than 7000000 or one to every 19 human Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with scat tered light showers Wednesday night Thursday clearing and cooler Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with scattered light showers in west Clearing and cooler Thursday Low Wednes day night 45 northwest to 55 southeast High Thursday 60 northwesl to 65 southeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wednes day night Occasional showers northeast and north central por tion Clearing and cooler Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum 68 Minimum 42 At 8 a m Wednesday 51 Precipitation trace EAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 32 Policies of Russians Hit by Churchill London Churchill Wednesday denounced Russian policies in what he called the Communized Balkan Bloc and accused the Soviet Union of de parting from many of the Big Three agreements reached at Yalta and elsewhere Both he and Prime Minister Att lee agreed that major powers had misused their veto authority in the United Nations security council Atffee called for a view of its use so the council could fulfill its or iginal intention Freely admitting deep differ ences with Russia Attlee declared Nevertheless we believe it is not only possible but essential for us to work togelher in order to prevent the calamity of another Churchill following his succes sor in the highest office said The Polish government in no way represents the Polish nation Conditions in Yugoslavia are sinis ter and melancholy The whole country is being converted as far as possible into a communist area I hope all Greeks who wish for the survival of the country will help the new regime and govern ment and that that government will be continually broadened to include all who prefer freedom to Lhe ruin and destruction in a com munized Balkan bloc The wartime leader criticized bpth the United States and the British labor government for their treatment of Palestine He de clared there was no definite Brit ish policy for the Holy Land Eowa Shows Drop in Highway Death Toll Des Moines the 946 highway death toll continues ar ahead of the 1945 figure a drop in traffic deaths so far in Dctober as compared to a year ago las been reported by the state mblic safety department The department said 20 traffic deaths have occurred to date this month compared to 43 in the ame period in 1945 The toll for the year to date s 412 deaths compared to 263 for he same period last year Fred Wilkins public safety Lewis Issues Ultimatum on Coal Meeting Washington L Lewis stepped up the tempo of his at tack for fresh wage concession from the federally operated sof coal industry Wednesday whip ping out a sharp new ultimatum to Secretary of Interior J A Krug In typically crisp sentences Lewis told Krug to meet him in Washington on Nov face a walkout by Lewis 400000 soft coal miners 20 days earlier than the Nov 20 deadline set previously The 66 year old boss of the AFL United Mine Workers union thus underscored his demand that Krug reopen the whole question o wages hours and other matters involved in the LewisKrug agreement which followed the governments seizure of the pits last May 22 Meanwhile labor experts lookec for possible repercussions from this prewinter controversy which could affect Pennsylvanias 75000 hard coal miners Almost the en lire hard coal output goes into healing homes and buildings If Lewis is successful in his de mand for renewing wage nego tiations for soft coal miners sim ilar demands may be expected ol the hardcoal Lews can open his hard coal con tract on 10 days notice The hardcoal producers signed an agreement with Lewis lasl June almost paralleling the Krug Lewis contract for the soft coa liners Far from being soothed by federal offers to talk things over by Krug and by Navy Capt N H Collisson federal coa mines Tues day toughened the terms of his challenge to the government on the grounds of alleged breach of contract Krug off on an extended tour through the southwest said Lewis could meet him at Tule Lake Cal if the UMW chief insisled on a conference Nov 1 Otherwise Krug said his engagements ar ranged weeks ago would prevent lim from returning to Washington until after Nov 6 To that proposal Lewis had a fast answer The existing KrugLewis agreement expressly provides that parties to the agreement are 3ound to meet within a 10day period upon formal request Such a formal request he said n a telegram to Krugwas filed Monday And then the ultimatum Failure on your part to honor this Nov 1 meeting will con stitute another breach of contract and agreement void the KrugLewis ommissioner said he believed Irivers probably were settling town to safer operation of cars ompared to a year ago when gas line rationing had just been re loved Packers Say High Meat Prices to Drop by This Weekend The ominous implications of he last a coal slrike al Ihe expiration of he 10day formal notice only 5 days before the Nov 5 elections no immediate reaction rom Krug By UNITED PRESS Meat packers promised Wednes ay that meat prices which have oubled the former OPA ceilings ill drop this weekend One large Chicago packing corn any said it was preparing to ship loice beef to wholesalers at 45 47 cents a pound Meat of sim ar grade sold for 62 cents a und wholesale last week Spokesmen for the packer said at good beef which sold at 55 nts a pound in wholesale trade st week would be reduced to 43 nts a pound this weekend Beef cow carcasses reportedly will be moved in quantity into wholesale channels at 35 cents a pound compared with last weeks prices of 45 to 50 cents Meanwhile the department of agriculture reported that whole sale dressed meat prices were nearly double the ceiling prices Tuesday However some grades had fallen to S5 per hundred pounds from the previous day Good and choice beef was bring ing to per hundredweight at wholesale compared with the ceiling price of Meanwhile farmers continued to market their livestock in quan tity in a rush for current high prices and many of the nations big stockyards were jammed Many livestock terminals re stricted shipments An embargo was imposed on all truck ship ments of cattle and calves to the Kansas City stockyards Tuesday The National stockyards at St Louis clamped on a partial embar go prohibiting use of the yards as a watering and feeding stopover for livestock enroute elsewhere Meat production at federally in spected plants last week rose 134 per cent with removal of price controls the department of agri culture reported Last weeks production tolaled 265000000 M pounds com pared with 114000000 the week before The biggest gain was in the slaughter of hogs About 645000 were slaughtered last week a 361 per cent increase over the pre vious weeks kill of only 140000 The departmentestimated cattle slaughter of 279000 head 108 per cent above the previous weeks slaughter of 134000 cattle Decker Plant After More Livestock Although Packinghouse Flooded Jacob E Decker and Sons went out after more livestock Wednes day even though the management admitted they already were get ting more hogs and cattle than Ihey could handle Simullaneously with the an nouncement that top hog prices would be a hundred up 50 cents from Tuesday and that cat tle prices would be maintained at Tuesdays level the packing house made an appeal for more help at the plant Our increased processing re quires more employes for steady work a spokesman said He said that both hog and cattle depart ments were operating at more lhan 50 per cent of capacity an unusual volume for this time of year Only 8 head of cattle were killed Ihe week before last The Mason City plant received so many hogs over the last week end thatit was out of the mar ket Monday but it returned to buying Tuesday 3 PER CENT OF ALL FOODS LEFT UNDERCONTROL Opa Lifts Price Lids for Items Except on Sugar Rice Syrups Washington virtually ended wartime price controls over food and beverages Wednesday The agency removed price lids from all foods and beverages ex cept sugar syrups and rice ef fective at one minute past mid night Wednesday night At the same time price ceilings were lifted from all sales ot food and beverages by restaurants and other sellers Principal items freed by the sweeping action include Hour bread and bakery products canned fish candy bananas oranges canned tomatoes and to matoes and tomato products canned pineapple and pineapple juice breakfast cereals macaroni and spaghetti The agency said the action com pletes the decontrol of all raw and processed foods both domestic and imported and all beverages in cluding whisky beer and soft drinks with the followingexcep tions 1 Sugar and sugar solutions including all grades of edible syrups and molasses and black strap molasses 2 Corn sugar and corn syrup 3 Blended syrups which con tain at least 20 per cent by weight or volume of sugar sugar solu tions corn sugar or corn syrup either singly or in combinations 4 Rough and milled rice OPA said that this and previous decontrol actions leaves only about 3 per cent of all foods under price control Unless Wednesdays action was taken OPA said confusion might result because many processors and retailers would be handling both controlled and decontrolled products It added that the restaurant con trols were lifted because the do control of almost all foods and beverages would make it impos sible to continue enforceable con irols Sugar and rice are critically short OPA said and controls were retained to prevent high biding by users and buyers Mattress Manufacturers Granted Price Increase Washington Wednes day granted manufacturers of pocketed coil innerspring mat tresses a 9 per cent price increase The boost effective next Monday will be passed on to consumer 10 PERSONS DIE IN FLASH FIRE Mother 8 Children Granddaughter Killed East Hampton Conn mother her 8 children and her nfant granddaughter perished Wednesday in a fire which swept hrough their Lake Pocotopaug home Stale police idenlified the dead as Mrs Edward Nelson 46 Mrs Betty Yeltema 23 Mrs Mary Kelvin Hall 19 Rita Clark 17 Edith Nelson 15 Christina Ncl on 14 Chapin Nelson 12 Charles Nelson 9 John Nelson 8 and Jac queline Ycltema fi weeks old The only occupant of the one family cinder block house to escape was Edward Clark 19 He led through a window and suf ered superficial burns and cuts Police said Mrs Yeltema moth er of the dead infant Mrs Hall and Rita Clark were all children of Mrs Nelson by a previous mar iage The fire apparently started in a room heated by an oil burner itate police said Six of the bodies 5 adults and he infant were found clustered around a doorway leading from a bedroom police said while the jodies of the younger children were found in 2 bedrooms Edward Nelson husband of the lead woman was asleep in a near y house also owned by the cou le police said and by the time ie reached the scene the interior if the building was a mass of lames The frame roof of the collapsed and partially uried the victims in flaming em bers Police said there were 2 doors leading to the outside but the trapped victims converged on only one of them in their efforts to escape Wyatl lo Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines drive to find homes for veterans will get a boost from federal hous ing expediter Wilson Wyatt who will come lo Des Moines George Olmsted drive crairman said Tuesday Olmsted said Wyatt ad vised him that he could not set a definite date now for the visit ;