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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL tin Associated Press United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 301946 This Paper Consists ol Two One GREECE BACKS DISARMAMENT PLAN OPA Frees Items Ranging From Radios to Funerals AGENCY RUSHES FINAL WORK ON MASTER LIST Expect Next Group to Apply to Business and Industrial Goods Washington yanked price lids off a host of things ranging from radios to funerals Wednesday as the agency rushed final paper work on its master decontrol list The emphasis Wednesday was on small items that go into furnish ing a home The next list will ap ply largely to business and indus trial goods Its scheduled Friday announcement may be delayed In addition to radios ofall types price ceilings ceased to apply Jues day at midnight to electric phono graphs kitchenware and glass ware lamps aid small electrical appliances all clocks and scores of other types of consumer dur able goods The agency said all things on the threepage list either were in bal ance between supply and demand or unimportant to business or liv ing costs Tt emphasized that ceilings still remain on household mechanical refrigerators washing machines electric ranges vacuum cleaners cookingand heating stoves floor coverings as well as all major itmes of furniture and bedding Tags came off all radios and phonographs because OPA said postwar productionfiad caught up demands for most models Except for the larger combination types not consideredimportant to the cost of living Among the other electrical items also freed because of big output are ironsheaters nonautomatic toasters shavers heating pads and portable lamps other than those used by industry Most pots and pans also were decontrolled for the same reason along with such varied items as funeralsupplies including easkets and burial vaults wheel chairs and crutches and farm and garden tools Released as not important to business or living costs were Typewriters and adding ma chines household sewing machines and dishwashers handoperated carpet sweepers and refrigerators and cabinets that require ice clothes wringers ironing boards and washboards bicycles tricycles and scooters and all office furni ture and equipment in this category Tear gas equipment guns shells and grenades artificial limbs orthopedic devices and materials wheelbarrows and tool boxes and most juvenile furniture except cribs chifforobes and chests Earlier OPA had announced the cotton textile and apparel ceilings would remain unchanged during Noyember after rising steadily for three previous months and that the retail cost of calfskin shoes may be advanced because of Convicts Sign Up for Eye Bank Stateville 111 blind persons may see again some day hrough the eyes of dead convicts Warden Joseph Ragen announced that 800 Stateville penitentiary inmates would begin signing forms Wednesday bequeathing their an eye bank so that the blind might see Through the eye bank eye tissue will be made available fbr corneal grafting an operation which permits persons blinded by corneal dam age to regain theirsight Ragen predicted that more than 1000 prisoners would take part n the plan Eight hundred already have volunteered higher ceilings leather on this tanned Invite Soaping Bismarck N Dak marck youngsters were invited Wednesday to soap the windows of the CorwinChurchill Motors Co on Halloween The company offered prizes lor the best soap the kids can find any soap Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and colder Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Clearing and colder Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy Colder southeast and extreme east and somewhat warmer northwest portion Low Wednesday night 30 extreme northwest to 45 extreme south east High Thursday 5055 Minnesota Clearing and colder Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy somewhat warm er in west and central portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending al 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 44 At 8 a m Wednesday 45 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 34 CPA Wipes Out Controls on Design of Glass Containers Expect Revoking of Orders on Cotton Loom Production Washington civilian production administration step ring up its removal of wartime controls over industry ordered he elimination Wednesday of all restrictions on the manufacture and design of glass containers The agency announced that il s revoking order L 103 which has restricted glass bottle and jar shapes and sizes to the patterns made in 1942 Meanwhile highly placed offi cials reported that OPA Chief John D Small soon will revoke or der L99 which freezes cotton ooms to the production of speci ied minimum amounts of essen ial fabrics The loom freeze dates back to 1942 when the government stepped in to halt the tendency of mills to concentrate on higher priced luxury fabrics It re quires them to turn out fixed per centages of the cloths needed for garments and work clothes bag ging for farmers and industrial fabrics In additionCPA aides said Small has created a committee to decide 1 what additional curbs on industry can be scrapped 2 when the scrapping should occur and 3 what agencies should in herit the remaining controls when CPA goes out of business Officials emphasized that the industrial decontrol will be no such headlong rush as OPAs erasure of price ceilings but they added that program will cut the control list to a minimum by Dec 31 The agency expires under law on March 31 Small himself once cherished ideas of closing up around New Years day but Re conversion Director John R Steel man has ordered the agency to continue operations beyond Dec 31 A report to be submitted to President Truman in December will make recommendations as to which other agencies should as sume CPAs leftover functions Some officials believe these may include controls over such scarce metals as lead tin and zinc in ventory controls which CPA men believe should be preserved as a guard against speculative hoarding of scarce materials construction controls which appear headed for Wilson Wyatts national housing agency and restraints on the vse of rubber some scarce chemicals anda handful of other materials The Indian name for Tucson Ariz was Stjukshon which has been variously translated to mean dark spring and at the foot of a black hill JERUSALEM HIT BY EXPLOSIONS Report 3 Missing After Railroad Station Blasts Jerusalem who police said were Jews exploded 3 bombs at Jerusalems central rail way station Wednesday after a gun battle with authorities and 3 persons were reported dead or missing At dawn 2 soldiers were killed and 10 injured when persons de scribed as Jewish underground members exploded a land mine under a convoy inside Four bandits robbeed the city 2 Polish cashiers of in Tel Aviv in other violence of the day The entrance and waiting room of the rail station were wrecked and part of the loading platform was demolishedby the explosions A police sergeant carrying out one of the bombs was blown to bits al doorway when itwent of around p m not damaged Three of the terrorists who ar rived with tommyguns in 2 taxi cabs were arrested Two of them were wounded Army engineers worked in the station to remove the hidden bombs in the 1hour interval be tween the strike at the station anc the blasts One report said al least some sappers might still have been within The station was mostly emptied because reports of the attack had spread Parts of a body other than tha of the police sergeant were re moved from the station A 3rd per son was believed missiing Expect IowaWhisky to Go Up to a Fifth Des Moines oi straight types of whisky and of those bottled in bond are expected torise to S7 or a fifth few months state liquor au thorities here report They said that with the rernova of OPA ceilings on liquor dis tillers werepreparing to boost wholesale prices The prices of blended whiskys now selling for about fifth also were expected to go up shortly Meanwhile it was reported that state store customers starting nexl Friday would be allowed to buy 2 fifths of whisky as the ration for the month of November REPORT EFFORT TO STABILIZE SLIDING COTTON Major Markets Are Suddenly Closed to Prevent Price Crash Nsw York government fffort to stabilize the skidding cotton market was reported in the offing Wednesday following the sudden closing of all major cotton markets to prevent a further dis astrous price tumble Representative Sparkman D Ala said President Truman had authorized him to say that it was the purpose of the government to do everything possible to stabilize the cotton market He said the president now was conferring with government advisorson plans for action During the last 2 weeks cotton prices have dropped by an ex treme of a bale Amid scenes of confusion the New York cotton exchange sud denly decided to close Wednesday morning a few minutes before trading was scheduled to begin The New Orleans and Chicago ex changes suit immediately folldwed Frank J Knell president of the New York exchange said later the sudden slamming of the trading doors was to enable southern cotton handlers to adjust their af fairs which have been badly complicated by the precipitate de cline of the last few days Responsible brokers who would riot as serted one reasonfor theclSsmg was that some southern traders had failed to respond promptly to calls fbr increased margins It was known that the exchange had been all but flooded with telegrams overnight urging sus pension to prevent more cotton frombeing dumped on the sink ing market Apparently referring to claims that liquidation of the huge ac count of a single New Orleans trader had caused the original price break Knell added Saturday Oct 19 we have continuously checked to see if there are any congested ac counts We have found none We have reinvestigated the situation this morning and have found no further conditions which could be detrimental to the market In New Orleans a cotton ex pert who would not be quoted by name asserted the cause of the market collapse was simple He blamed it on speculations by farmers merchants doctors and everybody else all over the south and said this was the same thing that always happened in a speculators market Fined for Bad Eggs Davenport guilty to a charge of shipping decom posed eggs from Davenport to Brooklyn N Y H A Shelby Burlington Iowa was fined 5100 in federal district court Tuesday by Judge Charles A Dewey Shel by said the eggs were shipped in advertently following a breakdown of his freezing plant AP Wlrepholo PIECE OF B29 WRECKAGE FOUND IN LOLOLAND American army graves regis tration officers and Lolo tribesmen inspect a small piece of B29 that crashed high in the Wulai mountain of western Chinain March 1945 Capt E L McAllister left Wil mington Del and Lt Col H W Wurtzler St Paul Minn conducted the search POLICEMANS DREAM OF HALLOWEEN Groul photo But dreams seldom come true even for a policeman Theres not a man on the force who does not wish every little boy and girl would enjoy Halloween as blissfully as these youngsters Carolyn and Joann Grout are doing Theyre the daughters of Mr and Mrs Loren E Grout 408 15th S E and a feast for policemans anyones eyes for that matter Beggars Night Has OK by Local Police But If s Nix on DevilMayCare Halloween Gang By CARL WEIGHT Reporter Its Beggars Night night before Halloween when the youngsters gather in groups and go from house to house calling on people demanding treats or ricksi Its a night of fun for boys and jirls and an old Halloween cus Lom in many parts of the country Instead of going around destroy ing property by pulling gates off hinges soaping1 ing other annoying tricks they holdabeggarsr parade Sometimes they dress in old clothes and wear masks They al ways carry big sacks for people expect the children and invite them in and put cookies candy apples or other good things to cat in the sacks Everyone enjoys this kind of a Officers Quiz 2 Iowa Men in Farm Shooting and Rape Report 2 Hunters Shot Up Car and Farmyard Attacked Woman Hiker Nevada men were held jn jail Wednesday for ques tioning in connection with a brief reign of terror Tuesday night in which a farmyard was shot up and a woman hitchhiker was kidnaped her husband and raped by two pheasant hunters Sheriff G A Hall said the men in custody resident of Des Moines answered the descriptions given by the victims No charges had been filed pending further ques tioning the sheriff said Sheriff Hall related this se quence of Mr and Mrs John Hansaker soninlaw and daughter of Frank Ackerman farmer living two miles east of Nevada were driving to the Ackerman farm when the oc cupants of a Des Moines car re fused to let them pass high way After several attempts dur ing which the Des Moines car would increase its speed and swerve in front of the Hansaker car Hansaker succeeded in getting past When the Hansakers entered the Ackerman house the other car followed them into the farm yard shouting for Hansaker to come out arid threatening to shoot the door in Finally the men fired their shotguns into the Hansaker car and fired wildly around the yard without doingfurther dam age then they left The sheriff was notified and started a search for the car the license number of which was pro vided by Hansakcr Meanwhile a report was received that a woman had been kidnaped and raped by two men in a car The sheriffs investigation revealed this scries of events Mr and Mrs Clinton Summers of St Louis about 30 and 35 years old were walking on the highway when a car driven by two men obviously pheasant hunters offer ed them a ride After a short dis tance Summers was put out of the car and Mrs Summers was driven down a side road into a farm field and raped by both men Then she was returned to the place where her husband had been left The Summers went to a nearby farmhouse and called the sheriffs office Hall both cases tallied and he issued Stoid the descriptions in a search alarm for the car bearing FIRE DESTROYS LUMBER SUPPLY Flarries Strike 5th Time in Month at Waterloo Waterloo lumber stored in the buildings of Herrick Refrigerator company here Tues day night burned in a spectacular blaze that brought the citys fire losses during this month to almost half a million dollars State fire marshals already were making close investigation of 4 other October fires including ones at Iowa Warehouse company S100tiOO Tlbiir Gity Box and Manufacturing company and blazes at the Dairy Cattle Congress Fcldmans used car mar ket and several homesthat added thousands to the total The lumber fire Tuesday night destroyed or damaged about 10 carloads of fine wood some of which had been stocked last week according to Edward N Northey vice president and head of the firm Baruch Against Giving Up Atom Bomb Making New York Bernard M Baruch says America will not surrender the atom bomb un less and until we know that a other countries are prevented fro doing the thing we would be giv ing making The U S delegate to the Unit ed Nations atomic energy commis sion also declared at the 15th an nual New York Herald Tribune Forum on current affairs Tuesday night Are we the only ones to dis arm That way is suicide Baruchs statement was a re affirmation of the American plan for the atom bomb which envis ages an atom bomb treaty tha would not be subject to veto pow er once it has been signed the license number provided by Hansaker The car and two men were picked up in Des Moines several hours later by Des Moines detectives and state highway po lice visit and no harm is done Thats where Chief HaroldWolfe and the rest of the members of bis police department wish October would end on the 30th Why Halloween light was added they cannot un lerstand But since its coming they wish he youngsterswould continue to lave fun on the Beggars Night ilan rather than on the American lan which ran rampant when lutbuildings were more plentiful n the land If the kids will go easy well go easy said Police Chief Volfe We want them to have a good time but we want it to be good clean fun and we dont want hem to destroy properly For that reason the chief is add ng a few more men to the local department for the n case someone forgets He also asks the cooperation of parents to see that their children have the right slant on this holiday Halloween long antedates the Christian All Saints day with which it is now associated and goes back to pagan times when it jecame a holiday for wicked spirits Later on when Christian ity outlawed Druidical rites the ast night in October still was rec ognized as a special occasion for ivitches ghosts and devils According to the Encyclopedia Britannica when a new religion is established in any country the god or gods of the old religion becomes the devil of the new The devil often appeared to his worshippers in early Christian times disguised as an animal Sometimes he wore a stags skin and had antlers on his head in imitation of a heathen god Traditionally Halloween repre sents a reversion to paganism a night when former gods now dev ils are supposed to ride high Generations of Christians long maintained a fondness for the old time heathenism and on Hallowen for one night they backslid Some youngsters are still doing the wishes of parents police officers and the mayor him self who would supplant mis chiefmaking with jack olantern waving and ducking for apples But witches and devils are far more deeply rooted in the autum nal night than bobbing for ap ples for Halloween carousals an tedateeven the dawn of agricul ture At one time it was the herds mans may ex plain the cow in the belfry if not the cabbage hurled on the front porch Junior may be following an old line precedent when he starts out Thursday night with a pumpkin andends up in the police station If he does dont blame the police or the neighbors or the mayor The blame belongs way back there in the stone age when one of our lowbrow ancestors pulled on an old bear skin and went into his cave to scare the daylights out of the wife and for the devil of it AUSTRALIA FOR OF SLASH IN ARMS Molotovs Talk in UN Brings 1st Challenges to Veto Power Question New York to the United Nations assembly heard the first challenges to Soviet For eign Minister V M Molotovs sweeping attack on foes of the veto Wednesday in the preliminaries to an important policy speech ex Senator Warren R Austin chief U S delegate was scheduled to make Wednesday afternon Greece declared she would sup port Molotovs demands for world armaments reductions provided adequate enforcement guarantees were set up and Australia agreed that the whole Question of disarm ament should be brought before the assembly for debate Both Australia and Greece however took sharp issue with other policies laid down by Molo tov including his vigorous stand against limitation of the veto in the security council Austins address it was learned will contain some references to the soviet leaders speech in the assembly Tuesday in which he de manded immediate action on a 4 point arms control proposal Whether the American policy statement to be made by Austin would state the American position on the armaments reduction issue which Molotov has raised in this assembly for the first time or whether it would be connected with some other aspect of foreign policy was not disclosed by the delegation spokesman The Austin declaration it was learned was worked out overnight and approved by Secretary State Byrnes and President Tru man The soviet leader topped off his speech with a 4point arms reduc tion program including a request for action by the assembly to try to set the United Stales to stop making atomic bombs The 4 points of his plan are 1 The general assembly should declare that it considers a gen eral reduction of armaments ne cessary 2 It should particularly call for banning the manufacture and use of atomic energy for military purposes This would put the United Nations on record as de manding that the United States stop making atomic bombs 3 The assembly should call on the security council to carry out those 2 objectives 4 The assembly should also call on all member governments to cooperate in the arms reduction and atomic bomb ban projects But the armaments plan occu pied only a small portion of Molo tovs 7000word text and in the rest he made such major points as these of the campaign to abolish it would mean in prac tice the liquidation of the United Nations organization because this principle that the great powers must be unanimous in the secur ity council is the cornerstone of the organization Atomic American plan by which the United States would give upthe bomb only after international safeguards are estab lished has a certain degree of selfishness and is based on the desire to secure for the United States monopolist possession of the atomic bomb Split between Russia and the western imperial ists in the western countries see the greatest obstacle to the reali zation of their expansionist plans in the Soviet Union against which they in their impotent rage would be prepared to unchain all dogs Troops presence troops in other than former enemy countries as in China and Greece gives rise to serious uneasiness among the people and world pub lic opinion Security refusal to act against Franco Spain was a gross error which is bound to undermine its prestige and its refusal to dismiss finally the Iranian case against Russia dis played an unwarranted but open ly unfavorable attitude toward the USSR United Nations ing shortcomings in the U N should be exposed to see to it that they do not occur in the fu ture The first nickelbearing coin is sued by the United States was the small cent authorized by act of Congress in 1857 Injuries Fatal Dubuquc received when she was struck by a car Monday night proved fatal Tues day to Grace Kellogg fouryear old daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Kellogg who died in a hospital here ;