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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1946, Mason City, Iowa COMP BEPARTKENT OF HltTQIY ANB ARCHIVES KOI NEB I 4 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL Dd United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 1946 This Pacer Consists ot Two One No 296 TRUMAN OUSTS WALLACE NO CLOSING BY IOWAS EATING HOUSE OWNERS Association Agrees With State OPA on Keeping Shops Open By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Iowa Restaurant association and the state office of price ad ministration Friday announced they had agreed that restaurants should not close at this time I Since OPA ordered a rollback of meat and meal prices served in restaurants eating establishments in several Iowa towns had closed or announced intentions of clos ing The OPARestaurant association agreement was announced follow ing a conference Friday between Walter D Kline Iowa OPA direc tor and L J Radtke secretary of the Iowa Restaurant association In a joint statement following the conference they said Our offices are in complete agreement that restaurants at this time should refrain from closing Kline and Radtke advised res taurant operators to make ap pointments with local price boards for discussions of their problems At Fort Dodge the first Iowa City in which restaurants closed in protest to the OPA rollback eating establishments reopened Friday They lyid been closed since Monday The Iowa City Restaurant Asso ciation voted to keep eating places open for another 30 days pending OPA action Herbert Reichardt president of the Iowa City organi maintained Vt Sept i levels uhtj the OPA reviewed its order or of ficially ordered restaurant men to roll back prices President Virgil M Hancher of the University of Iowa issued a statement thanking the association for its decision to remain open He formerly had1 stated that the uni versity would make every effort to feed students if the eating places closed Kline and Radtke said they planned another conference on the price situation but did not an nounce a date for it The situation has become con fused because Radtke said fooc operators felt they would be jus tified to charge Sept 15 prices since they had not received offi cial notification to roll prices back to June 30 and added that the OPA did not know whether oper ators could bepenalized for charg ing more than the June 30 ceiling Twentysix Oskaloosa cafes re mained closed Thursday night anc those in 11 other towns had voted to close next week Industry Pledges Fight on OP A Action Washington if OPA moved riday to review its meal price iolicy as the restaurant industry jromised aid to any cafe owner laled into courtfor failing to ob erve new meat dish ceilings Wide differences persisted over now any higher menu prices could justified OPA administrator Paul Porter ook this position If the industry can show that ts earnings are below 1942 levels an increase in ceiling prices an be provided under the law George R Le Sauvage chair man of the government relations ommittee of the National Hestau ant association argued OPA already has been given ample proof of higher osts of food labor and supplies but has declined to give figures on profits because these are not conclusive and OPA does not have anything to do with profit con trol Le Sauvage told a news confer ence Thursday night before de jarting for further conferences in York that because there are 525000 restaurant operators it would be impossible to give ac curate overall earning reports sim lar to those available in such con centratedindustries as automobile manufacturing Le Sauvagewithheld details on the New York meeting even as to hour and place He told reporters t is clear the restaurant industry is ready for a fight to the finish He said his association will do all it can to protect and help any restaurant operator cited for vio ation of OPAs Aug 16 order roll ng back meat menu items to lev els of June 30 John L Hennessy chairman of can Hotel expressed a ike stand at the news conference A group of Milwaukee restau rant operators Thursday obtained a temporary injunction from a iederal district court against OPAs enforcement of the roll back order It is to be argued Monday Resignation of Wallace Booms Stock Market New York soarec around noon Friday when news tickers carried the announcement that President Truman asked Sec retary of Commerce Henry A Wallace for his resignation from the cabinet Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday night and Saturday cool Fridaynight warmer Saturday Iowa Fair Friday night and Sat urday cooler in southeast an extreme east portions Fridaj night warmer Saturday Low Friday night 40 to 45 high Sat urday near 80 Five Day Weather Outlook Mean temperature will average near normal State normal is 62 de grees Warmer Saturday some what cooler Sunday littli change Monday Warmer Tues day and Wednesday Precipita tion will average about a quar ter of an inch Showers Sunday and Sunday night Minnesota Fair south and mostlj cloudy north Friday night Cool er Saturday generally fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis tics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning 63 40 51 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation YEAR AGO i Maximum Minimum 50 Report Ragens Death Not From Mercury Chicago James M UP The Ragen Sr death oi was not aaused by mercuric poisoning but by a kidney inflammation result ing from the shotgun wounds he suffered when he was ambushed last June 24 Coroner A L Brodie said Friday The possibility of poisoning was excludedin a final report by Dr William D McNally toxicologist and Dr Jerry J Kearns patholo gist both of Brodies staff Their report said mercury found in Ragens body in 2 autopsies re sulted from transfusions of blooc and plasma containing small amounts of a nonpoisonous mer curic compound Rubber Leader Dies Akron Ohio W Seiber ling 85 first vice president of the Seiberling Rubber company of Barrberton and one of the found ers of the Goodyear Tire and Rub ber company died early Friday in Akron City hospital NEW HORSESHOE huge rock fall 120 feet wide at the top and 30 feet wide at the bottom which Friday shook the nearby city of Niagara Falls made this change in the previously almost straight face of the American falls giving it some resemblance to the nearby Canadian Horseshoe falls Dotted line outlines the face of the falls before the cavein AP Wirephoto 2 FACE ROBBERY CHARGES HERE Assailants Confess to Slugging Vae Large Section of Niagara Falls Tumbles Into Gorge Collapsing Rock Shakes Area for Miles Around Lon Rockley Whipple 19 route 3 and Richard Joseph OGorman 19 908 9th S are being held by police under bonds each on charges of robbery with aggrava tion They will have their prelim inary hearings Wednesday before Police Judge B R Dunn Their attorneys appeared for the 2 men Friday and posted bonds The rrien xvere arrested at work Thursday noon by Day Capt L F Risacher and Police Officer Har vey Fitzgerald and according to police confessed to taking from William Grandras 63 of 151 8th S W The alleged robbery occurred at a m Thursday on 8th S W when Grandras was slugged on the head from the rear His straw hat deflected the blow and he strug gled with his assailants before they obtained his billfold accord ing report given to the po lice Police recovered the money ac cording to Chief Harold Wolfe County Attorney M L Mason appeared for the state lowan Electrocuted Muscatine John Edwards 26 West Branch was electrocuted Thursday when the derrick of a outfit he was operat ing on a farm at the edge of the city came into contact with a power line Russia Launches Nationwide Purge of Collective Farming Moscow Russia decreed Friday a liquidation of vio lations in the collective farm system the backbone of this country s agricultural economy with prosecution of various officials for theft and other crimes Prime Minister Stalin and Col Gen A A Zhdanov secretary of the communist party central committee signed the decree the latest in a series of measures affecting Russias postwar affairs On June 26 officials disclosed the autonomous republics of the Crimea and ChechenIngush been reduced to the status of prov inces and many of their inhabit ants resettled in other parts of Russia for wartime treachery Ac tion has been taken against local party leaders in the Ukraine ac cused of attempting to revive Bourgeoisnationalist c o n c e p tions and against composers writers and editors who incurred the Kremlins displeasure The release of Maxim M Litvinoff former ambassador to the United States as a deputy foreign min ister Aug 24 also aroused specu lation abroad The decree cited incorrect pay ment for workdays to collective farmers misappropriation of pub lic lands for personal use which it said had reached mass propor The filching of collective farmers property and undemo cratic administration of the farms Communist party Soviet gov ernment and agricultural officials were declared to be among the violators of the collective farms and agricultural agreements to be called to account in courtVTho decree said they were law viola tors and enemies of the collective farm system s The abuses and violations are deeply harmful to the collective farm cause and extremely danger ous for the entire socialist con struction of our country it said The decree called for creation of a governmental council for col lective tarrn affairs It said that overstaffing of col lective farm administrative per sonnel had reached such a point that many collective farms were experiencing a shortage of able bodied field workers while ser vice officials are plentiful doing nothing but receiving salaries higher than the workers This practice it said may con sequently cause collective farmers to lose interest in collective farm labor The decree said the base mis appropriation of lands was car ried out by the administration and presidents of some collective pro perty at the expense of the public economy Niagara Falls N Y A huge section of the American Falls collapsed into the rnist of the deep ower Niagara gorge Friday shak ing this mecca of honeymooners to its foundations and rocking the area for miles around The coddapse was reported to lave occurred near the center of he smaller American falls close o the spot where erosion during he war years gouged a huge in the rock precipice The iiad been regarded as a symbol of victory in World war n by the thousands of tourists who annually visit this international border city The section of rock which col lapsed Friday was said to have been approximately 4 feet thick 120 feet wide at the brink of the falls and tapering to about 30 feet at the bottom At first it was believed the shock mighthave been anearth quake Niagara Falls Park Reservation police reported that excessive spray rising from the falls pre vented an immediate disclosure of any rock fan that might have oc curred Officials said a survey was begun immediately to determine any change in the contour line of the falls The impact of the chunk of rock on the lower Niriagara gorge was felt for miles around No damage was reported immediately how nvestigate Death of 3 Day OlcTBoy InTowa Milton body of a red laired boy believed to have been about 3 days old at the time of his death was found in an outdoor oilet here Thursday night Sher ff George Swailes reported Fri day The body was found by Verna iinzant scavenger from For Madison who wason his regular route in Milton The toilet was on the property of Mrs Edna Brew er the sheriff said Dr Robert J Cook of Milton and Coroner Harold Catcott o Birmingham held a partial pos nortem and reported the bab had been dead approximately days and was about 3 days old Thestate bureau of investiga ion is sending an agent irom De Moines to assist in investigation of the case and an inquest i planned after arrival of the agenl 4 Seriously Injured in Iowa Auto Crash Qttumwa person may not live and 3 others were seri ously injured in a highway crash one mile south of Ottumwa at 5 a m Friday Emery Davis 31 Ottumwa driver of one car was critically injured about the head Maxine Dorn Burtlow 27 Ottumwa pas senger in the Davis car and How ard and Robert Yeater Tipton Iowa in the 2nd car were also hospitalized Deputy sheriffs who investi gated said excessive speed on the part of the Davis car caused the accident Atomic Bomb Blast Upsets Cowboy Dream for 5 Year Old Boy Chicago year old Al lan Richard Carroll said Friday the atomic bomb had upset all of his plans Allah had every intention of be coming a cowboy until the firsi atomic bomb went off Now he wants to be a chemist so he can improve on the work of the scfen tists who developed atomic ener gy I want to make a bigger noise Allan said shooting his cap pistol Allan listened to the radio broadcast of the atom bomb blast at Bikini atoll while he was stand ins on his head The name Idaho is derived from the Indian words Edah Hoe meaning light on the mountains Find 18 Alive at Scene of Plane Wreck New York coast guard Friday that 18 men and women described as in very bad ondition survived the crash of j Belgian airliner with 44 persons aboard near Gander Newfound and Wednesday The coast guard said 8 of the survivors were women and that all those who escaped from the charred wreckage of the plane had broken bones and bad burns An army medical officer at the scene said 6 or 8 persons could not e moved fay land the coast guard reported One oj the surviving women was one of the airliners 2 lostesses the coast guard said The fate oi the others was summed up tersely in a radio message as remainder dead No names of survivors were mown immediately Meanwliile coast guard head quarters said it was disassembling helicopter at Floyd Bennett field to be placed on an army C54 transport plane and flown to Gan der The helicopter was needed to take off badly injured persons the coast guard said but could not fly to Newfoundland quickly enough Officials estimated it would arrive at Gander Saturday The coast guard received all information from a rescue party which reached the scene in wooded broken country about 20 miles southwest of Gander Thurs day night The search party had lost communication soon after its arrival as a result of a radio breakdown IOWA HOG SETS President Throws Support to Byrnes Washington AP President Truman Friday fired enry Wallace as secretary of commerce in a dramatic re ffirmation of this countrys stand at the Paris peace con erence Wallace bowed out of the cabinet with the terse announce ment that I shall continue to fight for peace His aides told cporters however that he will make no campaign speeches this all Mr Truman gave his full endorsement to the policies being pur ued at the Paris peace conference by Secretary of State Byrnes and he American delegation Our foreign policy as established by the congress the president nd the secretary of state remains in full force and effect without lange the president declared While solidyfing American foreign policy abroad the cabinet up eaval was viewed as presaging a possible split in the democratic partys fight for congressional eats this November Mr Truman said his removal f the last of the late President ooscvclts new deal secretaries done in friendly fashion After a telephone conversation dth the president Wallace ad ressed a letter to him as Dear tarry saying simply As you requested here is my esignatjon I shall continue to ight for peace I am sure that ou will approve and will join me in that great endeavor Respectfully This turn of events caught the apital by such surprise that no ne would venture a guess imme iately as to Wallaces successor Until one is chosen the depart ment will be in charge of TJnder ecrelary Alfred Schindler who s now on the west coast Bruce Catton Wallaces director jf information told a news con erence that his chief will not participate in the congressional campaign but has not decided Sells for for New Price High at Show Austin Minn 245 pound Poland China barrow ex hibited by the Manning Creamery Co Manning Iowa set a new world price record when i brought after being rated the individual champion of the national barrow show The animal was purchased Thursday by Curlys cafe Min neapolis which paid 5880 a poundfor the pork The previous record was a pound Another world record was set at the same sale for a pen of Chester Whites shown by Portage Farm Woodville Ohio which were sold to Swift Co Chicago for or a pound for the 800pound pen The previous high was a pound Other sales included a Berkshire boar exhibited by Milo Wolrab Mt Vernon Iowa for U S Denies Yugoslavias Charge of Rough Treatment Washington United States Friday denounced as false and exaggerated charges of improper treatment of Yugoslav officers Simultaneously this country demanded cooperation from Marsha Titos government in efforts to halt destructive and terroristic activities of proSlav elements in the AngloAmerican zone of dis puted Venezia Giulia In a note made public 3 days after it was handed to the Yugo slav ministry of foreign affairs American Ambassador Patterson the United States emphasized that it will not be deflected from its course of maintaining a fair and impartial administration in the zone under its control At the same time the state ment said however it must once again deplore in the strongest terms the failure of the Yugoslav government to accord in this task the cooperation to which the United States government believes itself entitled The 1700word statement con stituted the American answer to 2 notes of protest from Titos gov dated July 26 the other Aug spelled out accusations of improper treat ment of Yugoslav officers and men in the AngloAmerican zone The allegations and the Ameri and 2 Yugoslav rested As they can replies included 1 The the civil and military police in Trieste made no attempt to prevent an at tack upon the premises of the Yugoslav war booty commission and while taking no action against persons who attacked this build ing arrested Yugoslav officers and men The entirely false interpretation upon the facts of the matter Investigation has shown that the attack was one of a number of sporadic out breaks of violence occurring si multaneously and provoked both by proSlav and proItalian ele Yueoslav officer men were ar admitted tha hey had fired on the crowd hereby fatally injuring a civilian here can be no doubt that thei arrest was abundantly justified 2 The there wer 6 other instances of alleged fail ure of the civil and allied military police to protect the persons anc Droperty of Yugoslav citizens ir Trieste The the fulles investigation possible of 3 of th cases failed to reveal any inde pendent evidence that these alle gations are well founded The re maining 3 have proved on inves tigation to befalse in part an exaggerated throughout 3 The no satis factory answer has been given I a number of the foreign minis trys notes alleging that othe similar attacks upon Yugosla persons and property in zone American British of Venezi Giulia had been condoned by th allied military authorities and i general implying that those au thorities are prejudiced again Yugoslav interests The American em bassy note of May 20 previous made public records sever examples of important admini trative measures undertaken b the allied military authoriti which were obviously inspired b the firm intention to maintain a impartial arimi HENRY WALLACE of Cabinet cUiitJciifeii wwi whether he will take to the radio n furtherance of his fight for American foreign policy changes Catton said that so far as he knows Wallace has no immediate plans He said he did not know vhether Wallace will remain in JAMES BYRNES Full Support Peace Parley Backs Big 4 on Borders Paris Paris conference upheld Friday the big four agree ments on the ItalianYugoslav joundary and the borders of the luture free state of Trieste as the Italian political and territoria commission beat down in vote after vote every effort to revise the proposed frontiers Faithful to her big four com mitments Russia cast her ballo against the boundary revisions even though some of them were proposed by the SlavBloc which she frequently has backed Edvard Kardelj deputy Premie of Yugoslavia declared after thi voting that he regretted the com mission preferred the method o the vote instead of conciliation and insisted that his earlier re marks in which he declared Yu goslavia would not sign a treat which she considered unfair b entered in the commissions re cords The commission balloted 1 times on proposals to change th borders of the internationalized free area of the port of Trieste fixed by the big four along the so called French line and bounded on the north by a line drawn from Duino to the French line voting down ail of them except one by a 13 to 5 count While Russia Poland Czecho sloviakia the Ukraine and Yugo slavia voted for the proposed changes in most cases and Belgium and Ethiopia abstained On the other proposal one by South Africa to enlarge the area so as to include Pola and other Italian cities down the Istrain peninsula the vote was 12 to 6 with Austra lia Brazil Canada New Zealand and the Netherlands supporting South Africa Belgium and China abstained Mot Displeased Paris of State Byrnes will issue no statement either now or later on the ouster of Henry A Wallace as secretary of commerce an as sociate said Friday night But persons close to Byrnes reported he didnt look displeased at the news Washington or go to the farm which he and his sister own in Westchester county N Y The resignation Catton said is effective immediately I am sure he is not going to make any speeches Friday or Fri day night and I dont think that he will Saturday Catton de clared He added that he was quite sure that Wallace will not meet the press Catton explained that just be cause Wallace will not take an active part in the fall political campaign does not mean he will remain quiet indefinitely on foreign policy At a news conference which broke up as soon as the president finished reading his terse formal statement Mr Truman also laid down a flat rule that no member of the executive branch of the government may hereafter make any statement in conflict with our established foreign policy He said he had had a very friendly conversation with Wal lace by telephone Friday morning He said he regretted breaking a long and pleasant official associa tion but he said too he was sure Wallace will be happier in the exercise of his right to present his views as a private citizen There was no immediate com ment from Wallace who was in his office at the commerce depart ment during the presidential news conference Since cabinet members serve only at the pleasure of the presi dent a request by the latter for a secretarys resignation automat ically ousts has no choice in the matter Texas has a postoffice named Divot Bette Davis Expecting 1st Child This Winter Hollywood Davis who has won 2 motion picture academy oscars for her acting ability expects to become a mother for the first time next winter she said Friday Although she had not expected to make a formal announcement of the impending birth Miss Davis said she changed her plans when it was rumored throughout Hollywood Miss Davis is the wife of Wil liam Grant Sherry pugilist turned landscape painter They were married at Riverside Cal Nov 30 1945 Miss Davis had been married twice previously ;