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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1946, Mason City, Iowa COM NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL m Aisociated Pres and United Press Full Leased Wkes Five Cents MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1946 This Paper Consists at Two One No 293 CENSORSHIP LOOMS FOR WALLACE Mason City Council Limits Advertising in Theaters PLANS STARTED 10 OBTAIN US WEATHER POST Begin Action on City Parking Meters for Downtown Sections Final passage of an ordinance limiting advertising on the theater screens to 2 minutes a move to establish an official TJ S weather bureau at the Mason City munici pal airport and action to relieve the downtown parking problem all flowed from the legislative hop pers of the Mason City council in quick succession at a special meet ing Monday evening The theater advertising ordin ance which docs not include pre views of coming shows in its limi tations will be effective upon pub licationprobably Thursday ac cording to the city clerk Miss Pearl KeUogg It was passed on its final read ing only after considerable discus sion and a tie vote was broken by an affirmative from Mayor How ard E Bruce Councilmen E J Kelly Safford W Lock and Dr Harold H Jennings voted against the ordinance after arguing in favor of delaying action or accept ing a compromise offer of 3 min ute limitation Councilmen Emil Koerber Henry Rheingans and Fred G Steffen voted in favor of the 2 minute ordinance The ordinance is believed to be the first such limitation on theater advertising in the state There are now 18 aircraft based at the Mason City municipal air port with 11 used for instruction it was pointed out and there is no nearby weather station staffed with forecasters The mayor was authorized to contact the Iowa senators and con gressmen to advocate allocation by the bureau of the budget of federal funds to establish such a weather station at the airport An ordinance establishing one hour and 12 minute parking zones in downtown Mason City with meters to establish the time was passed oh its first reading The parking charge would be 1 cent for each 12 minutes Collections from the meters are to be divided equally half to fi nance purchase of the meters and half to finance their supervision The 60 minute zone will include Federal avenue from 2nd S to 3rd N 1st S from Washington to the alley between Delaware and Pennsylvania Delaware from State to 1st S E Delaware from 2nd to 3rd N E State from Washington to Pennsylvania 1st N from Washington to Delaware MAY SEE AFTER 3 YEAR Goude 13 of Artesian S Dak blind since birth is shown with her father Edmund as she touches her mothers face which she may soon see in a Chicago hospital She is recovering from a delicate eye operation which had been delayed 3 years awaiting return of her surgeon Dr Richard JPerritt from army service International Iowa Restaurant Operators Launch Holiday7 Campaign THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa restaurants spurred by Fort Dodge cafe owners who already had slammed the doors a shutdown drive Tuesday againsl the OPA order rolling meal and meat dish prices back to the June 30 els Declaring they could not operate on the basis of the rollback price levels announced by OPA Monday night the Fort Dodge operators met immediately and all but 5 of the approximately 35 eating places there were shut tight Tuesday Picketing was planned after Tuesday at places declining to close and 2nd N E from Federal to Delaware The 12 minute zone will include the south side of 1st S W from Washington a half block the south side of 1st S E from Dela ware a half block east and the east side of Delaware from 2nd N E a half block north In another move to help out the parking situation City Engineer Waldo Wegner presented propos als to the council for widening streetsin the downtown vicinity in 7 different blocks The council cut the workto 2 blocks because of limited funds choosing the north side of 2nd S W from Washington to Adams and both sides of 2nd N E from Delaware a half block east The engineer also reported that resurfacing of 4th N E and Caro lina avenue cosf the city The council approved establish ment of ice skating rinks this win ter on the northwest Softball dia mond in East park at Harding school from 10th to 12th N W on Washington at the tennis courts in West park and at the south fire station All will be lighted Consideration of the renewal of the franchise of the Mason City Motor Coach company was de ferred for study and presentation at the Oct 7 meeting The 10 year franchise expires this winter OTTUMWA BUS LICENSE EXPIRES Ottumwa of the Ottumwa City Lines Inc expired at noon Tuesdaywithout incident canceled by the city council Striking bus drivers and com pany officials were in separate rooms of a local hotel with a con ciliator from the labor department running back and forth anc very little progress reported No attempt will be made to run the buses with nonunion drivers company spokesmen said At the city hall the unofficial word was that if the strike is set tled public demand for service will require the buses run li censed or not under temporary permit pending licensing were exempted only as far as serving their own room patrons was concerned At a similar meeting at Water loo Monday night 85 restaurant operators at Waterloo Cedar Falls Waverly Jesup Gilbertvffle and Shell Rock voted unanimously to call an indefinite restaurant holiday beginning next Monday In Des Moines L J Kadtke ex ecutive secretary of the Iowa Res taurant association described the Waterloo meeting and added in Oskaloosa all but one of the res taurant operators have decided they will not reopen after the close of Tuesdays business Places closing include all estab lishments serving store Costs Father ID for 15 Minutes With Son Chicago Paprocki is the papa of a newly bom son but it will cost him for every 15 minutes he visits the child Circuit Judge John Prystalski set the fee to be paid to the 27 year old machinists wife Pap rocki told the judge he had been denied the right to see his 3 weeks old son but Mrs Paprocki said it was only because her husband had failed to support her since last April The judge continued the case until Sept 25 to see how his plan works Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued warm Tuesday night and Wed nesday Iowa Fair Tuesday niglit and partly cloudy and continued warm Wednesday Rather windy in extreme west portions Low Tuesday night 65 in west to 60 in east High Wednesday 85 to 88 Five day Iowa forecast Mean temperature Wednesday through Sunday will range from 2 to 5 degrees above normal normal is 63 Little change in temperature Wednesday be coming cooler Thursday or Fri day and continued rather cool thereafter Precipitation will average from i to 1 inch occur ring as showers Thursday or Friday and in intermittent re currences thereafter Minnesota Partly cloudy windy and warm Tuesday night and Wednesday except occasional showers and cooler northwest late Tuesday night and west and north Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 79 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Tuesday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 43 counters sandwich shops lunch etc OPA ordered prices rolled back to levels of last June 30 In real ity Radtke said the rollback is to April 410 1943 since the June 30 ceilings were frozen at the 1943 price Restaurant owners would have to assume a 27 per cent rise since June 30 in meat prices 50 per cent rise in wages and more than 50 per cent rise in cost of supplies yet OPA asks them to go back to the 1943 ceiling Radtke said Radtke added he expected many more Iowa restaurants to fall in with those clfising but said he could not make any estimate of he percentage of Iowas 3000 res taurants which might close Some operators have indicated if they stay open they will serve only spaghetti he added Radtke Tuesday wired the na ional advisory committee of the Restaurant association asking the reaction of other states STRANGLEHOLD ON SHIPPING IS FINALLYBROKEN NMU Agrees Not to Picket Ships Manned by AFL Seafarers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The strike stranglehold clampe on Americas maritime fleets fo 13 days was broken Tuesday b a voluntary shortening of CIO seamens picket lines so AFL sail ors and longshoremen could re turn to work Within a few hours after Jos eph Curran president of the Na tional Maritime union an nounced his decision to restric pickets to ClOcontracted ves setsthousands of AFL Maritim workers reported for duty in New York Boston Baltimore Portland Me and other ports Ships flying foreign flags alsc were released from CIO picke lines in Currans order In Boston 6 ships including car gos of raw sugar wood pulp granite and goods from India were being unloaded AFL wa terfront crews went back to work at Baltimore without inter ference from CIOpickets In New York about 500 long shoremen were at work on 36 ships and hundreds more longshoremen were expected back on the job ater Tuesday At Portland CIO rickets quit 3 AFLmanned Liber y ships and workmen who had refused to pass the picket lines resumed delayed repairs to 2 o he vessels at the fqrmer Ifew England Shipbuilding Corp east yard AFL seamen began the strike iept 5 in protest against a wage stabilization board decision limit ng negotiated wage increases All foreign ships not under con ract to the NMU also were ex anpt from picketing under the new directive issued Tuesday morning by NMP President Jo eph Curran after a conference with his aides at imion lieadquar ers in New York and in the name if the national strike policy com mittee of the NMU Currans order did not mention tie future action to be taken by JMU members regarding ships manned by the AFL Sailors Union if the Pacific Currans directive followed by everal hours a request by the maritime trades department hat the NMU withdraw its picket mes around all vessels on the At antic Pacific and gulf coasts ex ept ClOcontracted ships to liminate the possibility of wide pen jurisdictional warfare along 11 docks in all ports Verdict on NaziWar eaders Postponed Nuernberg Interria onal war crimes tribunal an ounced Tuesday that the Verdict n the 22 German leaders will be announced Sept 30 instead of ept 23 No reason for the postponement was given An official statement aid reasons for the delay in pro ouncing sentence on the nazi eaders and 7 German organiza ons would be given as soon as vailable Monday had unofficially been egarded as the deadline for any ostponement Previously there ad been unconfirmed reports lat such a delay might occur Only 21 nazis headed by Her iann Goering will be present hen the verdict is announced he 22nd on trial was Martin Bor ann being tried in absentia I CIRCLING THE CIRCLING cordon of New York city police keeps circling National Maritime union CIO pickets within a small ring outside of pier 88 in New York city Tension on the waterfront eased Tuesday with the announcement that CIO would not picket docks berthing only AFL ships AP Charles Cityan ArrestedAfter Charles City Mrs Norma j a m b k i n 25yearold Negro woman was shot to death at her lome 203 North Jackson street a a m Tuesday and Chief o Henry DeBoest said hei lUSband William 29 surrendered mmediately afterward and orally admitted the shooting Chief De Boest blamed domestic trouble Mrs Lambkin was shot through he heart with a 22caIiber targel pistol The weapon was turned iver to Sheriff B F Atherton teturn of County Attorney Weston Jones to the city was awaited jefore charges are filed lefore charges are filed Chief DeBoest was first called o the scene of the shooting and e said the body of Mrs Lambkin vas lying onthe bed in an up tairs bedroom The chief said Lambkin was in he house and made no effort to et away saying Here I am ake me Chief DeBoest thereupon called heriff B F Atherton who took bkin to jail The chief said barges would be brought as soon s the county attorney returns ome Coroner Carl Hauser said an in uest would probably be held Vednesday upon the return of the ounty attorney Lambkin served his country uring World War JJ and has been nt of the army about 10 months here are no children His mother1 ilrs Martha Lambkin lives in hartes City owa Newspaper Editor 3ies in California Reseda Cal B Hun erford editor of the Carroll owa Herald for 50 years died ere Monday at the age of 92 Funeral services were set for hursday Survivors include his idow Molly a daughter Mrs S Dodds of Ames Iowa and a m John Hungerford publisher the Reseda News Winnebago Lines Granted Extension of Bus Service Des Mofaes state commerce commission Tuesday Wifinebag6 Lines The Mason City to operate a bus line between Webster City and Des Moines The company also may carry a limited amount of freight The certificate of convenience and necessity issued by the com mission said the line will not provide any local service between Des Momes and Boone from Des Moines or Boone to Fort Dodge or from Fort Dodge to Boone or DCS Moines Winnebago now operates a senger service between Webster City Fort Dodge Eagle Grove Clarion Hampton Garner Mason City and Estherville The new proposal will extend this service from Webster City through Stan hope over highway 60 in and ou of Boone over highway 30 anc through Madrid over highway 6 to Des Moines The company proposed to oper ate 2 round trips daily making connections with east and wes rail train services at Madrid Boone and Webster City with the firms own bus line at Eagle Grove Goldfield and Garner and with other bus lines at Webster City and Des Moines The Interstate Transit Lines Fort Dodge Des Moines and South ern Railway Co Jefferson Trans portation Co and representatives of 4 railroad brotherhoods pro iested in public hearings and writ ten objections against the exten ion of the bus line The Fort Dodge city council also opposed it Witnesses from Belmond Stan lope and Goldfield supported the application as did petitions signed by residents of Goldfield and Esth erville Resolutions of the city council and Chamber of Commerce of Webster City and the council of Lake Mills also outlined need for the service the The commerce commission pointed out that the protesting company operates an in erurban service between Des VIoines Boone and Fort Dodge and Interstate operates a bus line letween Fort Dodge Webster and Des Moines via Ames but said there is no public trans portation service between Web ter City Stanhope and Boone nterstate also operates between Des Moines Polk City Madrid lUther and Boone Jefferson OPT rates a bus service including Des Moines Ames Garner and Mason City OPA Sends Restaurant Prices Back to June 30 Level Washington OPA edict ent restaurant price ceilings on meat meals back to June 30 lev els Tuesday but the cost of cotton clothing inched up another notch Also on the price front 1 OPA studied a petition for ugher prices on General Motors automobiles after granting an average 6 per cent increase in re tail ceilings for Fordbuilt cars 2 The price decontrol board which meets Wednesday to decide whether to restore ceilings on airy products reported opposi ion to revival of controls in 9 of he first dozen written statements eceived The OPA order restoring June 0 restaurant ceilings immediately pplies to all meals and individual menu items in which meat is the major admittedly higher costs for cotton textile made by In issuing the order paying a wage increase o night the agency xsaid the cost retail ceilings restored cents hourly approved last dining out was being early this month by the wage stabilization back but it did not estimate cents a pound more of June mills OPA said turn out An OPA official told a meat was not under than half of the total vol however that most of the restaurants were of cotton production creases we have heard about base their ceilings on the bed sheets and pillow cases been about 10 per cost of raw meat They table cloths and napkins Until Monday ceilings on under this principle in retail increase will amount tc base restaurant meals had of menu items which still 2i per cent OPA estimated frozen temporarily at nrices free such as fish textile increase on top of effect Aug 31 just prior torestoration of ceilings on live dairy products OPAs restaurant order came 18J per cent average price hike authorized last month is effective OPA said that while the restaurant industry had pressed for ceilings higher than the June 30 level an industry committee agency announced that retail prices for about half of all cotton clothing produced are going up another one per The new increase for clothing which consumers will begin paying in four to eight weeks is in addition to a climb of seven been unable to present new boost is necessary ten per cent which resulted evidence to show that restaurants could nof absorb the said to offset a price hike averagine cent in the earlier jump in textile ceilings Engine Hits CarManly Pair Unhurt Manly Mr and Mrs Joe Macku were still wondering Tues day morning how they escaped with hardly a scratchwhen their car was struck by a switch en gine at an intersection in town at p m Tuesday Mr and Mrs Macku were re turning from the country where their grandson Roger Holdcn 11 was injured when kicked by a horse and they failed to see the switch engine which was backing across the intersection The engine hit the car dead center arid carried it some 70 feet along the track shearing off the 2 rear wheels and entirely re moving the side of the car on which Mrs Macku was riding This side of the car was against the engine and it was necessary to use force to open the damaged door on the other side before they could get out The car continued to move in an upright position until the en gine stopped and the crew came to their rescue Outside of a severe shock there were no apparent injuries The car was literally torn to pieces and it was doubtful if it ever could be used again TRIESTE WOMEN DUE SUFFRAGE Paris peace confer ences Trieste sub commission rated unanimously Tuesday to in clude women in the universal suf frage envisioned for the area The 8member group examin ing the statute for the future free erritory also agreed to set up a unicameral legislature in the zone Russian member Andrei Vish nsky told the subcommission hat Triestes assembly must be elected proportionately because of he various national groups in the city He was supported by Yugo slav member Aes Bebler U S Delegate Samuel Reber said the American delegation had no objection to establishing a pro ortional representation system but British delegate J C Stern dale Bennett asked for time to hink this question over Bebler accused the western owers earlier Tuesday of seeking o establish a bridgehead at Tri este fur future military action against Yugoslavia FOREIGN POLICY SPEECHES FACE APPROVAL RULE Undersecretary Clayton Assumes Talks Must Be Cleared by Department By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Associated Press Correspondent Washington Undersecre tary of State William L Clayton said Tuesday he assumes that any foreign policy speeches by govern ment officials henceforth will be cleared with the state department before delivery Clayton made this statement at a news conference shortly after it was announced at the white house that Henry A Wallace whose speech last week on Russia churned up anuproar will see President Truman Wednesday Clayton talked with Mr Truman Tuesday On the same day Wal lace declared his intention of making more speeches on foreign policy in the future Clayton in response to a ques tion Tuesday as to whether speeches such as the one given by Wallace in New York last Thurs day night will be cleared by the department said he assumes they will He emphasized however that did not believe Wallace or any Jther official necessarily would be bound by any changes sug gested Clayton said he took it that Wallace has a right to make any sind of speech he wants to but added that whether a speech might be wise or prudent is an other question In response to a direct question Clayton said he was assuming that the speech scheduled by Wallace in Providence R one week from Tuesday will be cleared by the department He was just assuming that he said because of the situation which arose as the result of the New York speech in which Wallace criticized current American policy oward Russia Clayton stressed that his as sumption was not the direct result of his conference Monday with Mr Truman j He was with the president only i minutes Clayton said and while he Wallace speech was mentioned he would not go so far as to say it was discussed At one point a reporter asked Clayton if there were any place vhere one could find out what American foreign policy is Clayton replied that the ques ioner could find out at the state department He said he believed he main principlesof foreign pol cy could be found in various pub ic utterances of President Truman nd Secretary of State Byrnes Wallaces oratory has presented he chief executive with the proh em of permitting him to continue o speak up on ticklish situations as he has said he will do or pos ibly asking him to resign as sec etary of commerce A newsman told Presidential Secretary Charles Ross that Wai ace is reported to have written he president a letter pointing out he dangers of war between the Jnited States and Russia and hat copies of it have reached out iders Ross said he did not know a tiing about it Later at the commerce depart ment Wallaces aides confirmed hat the secretary had xvritten a confidential letter to Mr Truman ast July setting forth in detail his lews on foreign policy The letter vas not released by the commerce epartment they said andadded hat Wallace had no intention of eleasing it now The letter was escribed as quite lengthy per aps covering as much as 12 type written pages single spaced BOWLES LOSES OUT TO SNOW Hartford Conn IP Lieut overnor Wilbert Snow Wesleyan Jniversity English Professor re eived the democratic Gubernator al nomination Tuesday after a irst ballot test gave him the lead ver four rivals among them Chester Bowles wartime OPA hief Snows total on the first ballot t the state convention fell about 00 votes short of the 624 majority ceded for nomination but even virile the result of the ballot was eing tabulated factional leader ter factional leader jumped on IB Snow bandwagon to give him le nomination The unofficial tabulation gave now 525 to 455 for Bowles or he first ballot ;