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TT Tour Herald gives you: Complete neuri of the world by The Associated Press. Feature Service of the H. C. A. WEATHER FORECAST Generally fair tonight and Wedneid-y. Bradenton Readings: 12.71. Local precipitation 1.51 inches. kTH EHF.R I ENDCYMC ITY, I TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. 21 BRADENTON, FLORIDA: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY i a OPA CHANGES RULES ANENT BRAND NAME PRICEJAGS Retailers A r e t Accused Of Chiseling WASHINGTON. Oct. 8-Mn OPA changed some of its price tag rules today to end what one official called "chiseling by some re-tailers." Involved are many so-called "brand name items such as doth-Ing, shoes, furniture, rugs end shower curtains. Usually well-advertised and sold on a uniform . price basis, the retail price ceiling tag has been placed on them by the manufacturer and producer. Previously when this ceiling price advanced, OPA allowed the retailer to re-ticket his entire stock at the new higher prices. jtfThi must stop October 14, OPA announced, so that sales are made on a basis of actual cost at the time of shipment plus the legal profit margin at that time. The result may be that some retailers will be offering identical "brand names at different ceiling prices. Too many retailers were getting wind of impending price increases," the OPA official told a reporter. "Then they would hold their entire stocks back, wait for a new shipment and re-ticket the whole lot at the higher price. Other price development included: 1 Higher ceilings upon some cotton knitwear which OPA said might bring increases as high as 30 percent. 2 A cutback of raw sugar allowed to manufacturers of bulk sweetened condensed milk after November 1. OPA said the milk condensers would get about 60,000 less tons of rsw sugar annually. 3 Formal petition for decontrol of coffee on the grounds that supplies are ample to meet demands. It may take several weeks before this reaches the Anal decision by the decontrol board. The cotton knitwear increase, effective today, allows inrentive pricing to increase production oi staple items cuch as polo shirts, tee shirts, children's two-piece otton suits, cotton sweaters and creepers. Previously these incentive price hikes had been limited to low-cost Items and then subject to a cutoff price" above which they rould not rise. Today's action brings higher-priced staple items under the increase and includes knitted outerwear, long pants and overalls. Based on previous experience with increases to stimulate production of low-cost garments, OPA said retail prices "will run around 30 percent higher. OPA said the cutback in sugar allocated to milk condensers was recommended by the agriculture department because the industry was obtaining too large a share of limited sugar supplies. It added that even with the reduction, the bulk sweetened condensed milk would equal an average of 1943-45a sJOrange Countiah Will Be Lee'i Successor TALLAHASSEE, Oci 6 -MV-Gov. Caldwell will appoint Orange county circuit court's clerk, Clarence M. Gay, of Orlando to succeed James M. Lee as state comptroller. Although the governor declined to announce his choice of a comptroller until after Lee's funeral today, other authoritative capilol sources said he had aubmitted Gays name along with two others to the cabinet at a closed session yesterday and had derided to appoint Gay after the rabinct members indicated their preference for him. Meteorological Lowest tempers l urs during I set nlybt, highest temperature and precipitation during tho 24 hours ending at T:30 a.m.i Station Jl'nH WMnn iTuffaln .Chicago Cincinnati . Cleveland .. Ora Moines Detroit .Drulre City tiastport Vllnneapolls-St. Paul 'Jew York rhlladelphla Pittsburgh - it. Louis -n Antonio -Washington - - taeksonvilla tiiml 'sllshassee - - - ramps riGt'Rta FOR BEACHES High tide, 10:52 p. m. (Tuesday) -nil 10:32 a. m. Low lid. 4-2S a. m. nd Kl p. m. Bus rises d:2T; aits :0T. Sues For Million Serecn atar Myrns Loy (above) has filed a libel suit tor one million dollars against the Hollywood Reporter, film trade magaslne, charging publication of matter that branded her as a Communist. PLANE CRASHES; ONLY 2 OF 46 ABOARD KILLED Mail And Cargo Saved When Skyliner Falls In Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 8 M1 Two passengers from among 46 persons sboard a San Francisco-to-Chicago United Airlines Main-liner were killed early today when the four-engined ship crashed on the Fort Warren military reservation a mile and a half northwest of Cheyenne. Coroner Wesley Schrader announced that one of the dead was William Wang. 35, San Francisco. The other victim was a woman about 50 yean old. Efforts to identify her had not proven successful several hours after the accident. Officials announced that only two or three other passengers were hospitalized, and their names and the extent of their injuries was not immediately known. Other passengers, including two small infants, escaped injury and were at the airport awaiting transportation in another plane to continue their trips. What caused the plane to crash as it approached the airport for its only stop between San Francisco and Chicago, was not immediately known. Pilot of the ship was UAL Capt. L. H. Smith. Other crew members, who along with Smith escaped injury, were J. L. Buchman, copilot; Margaret Ford and M. L, Ceraey, stewardesses. Sheriff Norbert E. Tuck said the large plane broke in two when it crashed on the military reservs tlon not far from the post immu nition dump. The sheriff and company officials said the plane did not catch Are. All cargo and mail was saved. There was a light fog and a 400-font ceiling. The cite of the accident waa only a mils and a half northwest of the United Airlines field. Dynamito Reveals Body Of Miising Boby Boy SECAUCUS, N. J Oct. 8 -MV-The sight of a tiny hand protruding from oozy mud at the edge of a stagnant pool brought to a tragic end last night the three-day search for Douglas Koenemund, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mri. Bernard Koenemund, Sr. The body of the youngster who disappeared Saturday morning while playing with his brother on the pig farm home of his parents, was discovered 500 feet from his home by John Zengel and Albert Henkel while searching partiei were dynamiting other nearby pools. Police theorized the detonations had brought the body to the surface, shaking it loose from the miry bottom of the pool. The mother collapsed when told the hoy was dead but the father received the news stoically. Hope of finding the boy alive was virtually abandoned Sunday night. The searching party that at times totaled 500 and made up of police, . firemen and neighbors, combed the tail-weeded swamp-lands aided by four seaplanea during daylight and using giant searchlights at night COTTON ESTIMATE 'WASHINGTON, Oct, S-MV-The Agriculture Department today estimated this year's cotton crop at 8,724,000 bales, on the basis of conditions prevailing Oct If NAZI LEADER AGAIN JAILED; FACES TRIAL BY GERMANS Schacht To Be Denazification Defendant STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 8 M). After only three days of freedom, Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, former German economics minister, was back in jail to-dey, apparently facing trial by a German denazication court on charges involving his former connection with the Nazi party. The iraacible former Reichs-bank head waa arrested here last night an hour after he arrived from Nuernberg, where he was acquitted of war crimes charges by the international military tribunal a week ago today, and several hours after the chairman of the Nuernberg denazification board announced that proceedings had been instituted against Schacht, Franz ven Papen and Hans Fritache, also acquitted. Schacht's arrest was ordered by the Wuerttemberg-Baden ministry of state despite a declaration earlier in thd day by Lt. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, deputy U. S. military governor, that the military government preferred that the three acquitted defendant! not be arrested "until they can be tried under denazification laws and femd guilty." Schacht protested his arrest, displaying a letter iiaued by the U. 8. military government granting him freedom of movement but - when the arresting officers remained adamant Schacht gathered up his pajamai and toilet kit and accompanied the policemen. Ven Pspen in Jail Fritache, onetime assistant to Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, remsined at liberty in Nuernberg and Diplomat von Papen stayed in the Nuernberg jail trying to find a place to live. Both the French and British zones have turned him down. The U. S. military government in Wuerttemberg-Baden dissociated itself from the Schacht case. Col. W. W. Dswson, director, issued a statement laying the military government1! interest in the matter is solely that there should be orderly procedure." In Nuernberg, a news blackout still veiled the lait days of 11 Nazi ringleaders sentenced by the international military tribunal to hrng on Oct 16. The coffee which Schacht threw at Associated Press Photographer B. I. Sanders Aug. 29 was the last cup the irascible former president of the Reichsbank ever got in Nuernberg prison, MaJ. Frederick Ttich said today. Teich, a security official, said Schacht'i coffee was cut off immediately and water was the only liquid he received until he was released. Schacht sprayed the coffee on Sanders in a fit of temper because the photographers had hem given permission, to take his picture at mealtime. Sanders wiped off his ramera and took it. Major Teich said all condemned Germana had very good appetites' and were maintaining dignity and discipline. He said Goer-ing and Von Ribbentrop required sedatives for sleeping. Streicher was reported grumbling constantly about being disturbed. The prisoners were getting food (Continued on Page 2, CoL 4) Trailer Familial Back In Hollywood Location MIAMI, Oct. 8 Ml Forty-seven trailer families returned to their traveling homes today with the blessing of the local OPA rent control office after the owner of a trailer park last night cut off their light and water supply and told them they must leave at once, Phil Harris, OPA rent official said. Harris said that Mri. Ella Jo Stollberg, owner of the trailer park had apparently misinterpreted the new ruling on seasonal rentals," when she ordered 47 trailer owners to leave. The trailerites protested to the Hollywood OPA rent office, which turned the case over to the Miami office. Mrs. Stollberg waa given a briefing on the new ruling; the lights and water were turned on and the 47 familiea assured they had a place to park, Harris said. JUDGE UPHELD TALLAHASSEE, Oct. 6-MV-The right of Marshall C. Wise, heart of Miami to continue holding bis position as judge oi the 11th Judiciial Circuit waa upheld today by a four to three decision of the Florida Supreme Court, ' r i Jailed Again HJALMAR SCHACHT Texas Panhandle Flooded As Snow Blankets Dakota AMARILLO, Tex., Oct. 8 MV-Torrential downpours inundated countless acres of ranch and farm lands during the past four days but the drouth-breaking raina virtually assured winter wheat pasture for livestock grazing in the south plains and Panhandle areas of West Texas. Heavy raina also fell in western Kansas snd Oklahoma, causing some damage but benefiting cropland. In Oklahoma, county agents said the moisture content of the soil was the best since 1944. Water was standing a foot deep in the Oklahoma panhandle towns of Forgan and Turpin and the Canadian river at Woodward was a foot over Aood stage. Liberal, Km., also suffered from Aood waters, with 2.85 inches of rain falling from 6 p. m. Sunday to noon yesterday. Amarillo received 2.98 inches Monday to augment the three-day total since Friday of 5.01. Snow Causes Tragedy BISMARCK, N. D., Ort. 8-M1) Two women were killed last night during a storm which blanketed northern and western North Dakota with from four to seven inches of snow to disrupt highway travel and force grounding of commercial airliners. Highway Patrolman Dirk Schuster said Mrs. H. H. Walker, Helena, Mont., and Mrs. E. J. Fontaine, Dubuque. Iowa, were killed when the driver of their auto was blinded by the snow near Dickinson and collided with a truck. Both Midrontinent Airlines and Northwest Airlines said scheduled Sights had been turned back Monday night. Railroads were operating on schedule, and bum were reported going through but slightly delayed. Ohio's Governor Asks Meat Shortage Probe COLUMBUS, 07 Oct. 8 MV-Gov. Frank J. Lausche today asked the federal government to step in and make an investigation of the meat shortage in Ohio. He also said he was instigating immediately an investigation of his own. In telegrams to Altnmey General Clark, J. Edgar Hoover, and Secretary of Agriculture Ander-wxi. Gov. Lausche said: The meat shelves of Ohio are bare. Word is current that the available meat supply has been artificially kept from the market. Whether this is true or not I do not know. The people are entitled to know the facts. I therefore urge that a speedy determination and investigation be made to ascertain the facta and a prompt disclosure be made to the public so that they will know the true situation." Latest reports from 39 of 53 warehouses which filed quarterly reports aa of Oct. 6 disclosed little or no meat in storage, he laid. There waa an increase in the amount of fish, poultry, butter and eggs in storage, he added. Some 400 private locken are not affected by the investigation. Sadist Confesses Part In Burn-Slosh Crime CHICAGO. Oct. 8 id) Police Capt. Herbert Burns said today an unemployed shipping clerk' had signed a statement that he sadistically slashed and burned a young expectant mother when she resisted his advances. Burns identified the man as Robert Pusch-man, 25, of Chicago, who is being held without charge. Burns said Puachman'a statement related: He seized the woman, Mrs, Thelma Breen, 24, mother of two children and expecting a third in two months, as she walked home from a theater Friday night He forced her into a passageway and when ihe resisted hia advances Pusch-man bound her, slashed her with a razor blade, and burned her with a cigarette. Burns said Mrs. Brren identified Puschman as her uiailant STORM DOES LITTLE HARM TO BEACHES OR COTTAGES Many Residents Of Anna Maria Evacuated Anna Maria Island resident! streamed back to their homes and business places today and were gratified to find that the tropical disturbance had caused very little damage lut night while they took refuge in mainland buildings. The storm, which had been labeled aa hurricane, played out before moving inland in the vie inity of Tampa Bay and aa a result there was no property damage along the beaches resulting from the winds. The most trouble, and this wasnt severe as had been expected, came from erosion in some sections of the beach line aa the tide rolled high. Carter Ives, a Bradenton Beach resident and property owner, said the people on the Island felt very fortunate" in escaping so lightly. Fully 85 percent of the island residents evacuated to the mainland late yesterday when Weather Bureau reports indicated the coast was in for a severe blast, but they were pouring back on the beaches today. Inroads By Surf The heaviest damage from erosion appeared to be in the vicinity of the Cove and nearby Bradenton Beach Baths, and in somewhat leaser degree south from that point. Further north there ap parently were minor inroadf by the surf. A portion of the main highway near the barricade at the extreme south end of the island was reported undermined, but elsewhere the road was undamaged. A little water trickled across the highway near the Cove, but this appeared to be the only place where water got beyond road. A part of the seawall at the Cove wu carried away and the wall at the Seaview cottage was damaged. An oldtimer who sweated out" the disturbance on the island, laid conditions weren't bad at any time. He said the highest wind was experienced around 5 a. m . today and estimated that it wasn't over 40 miles per hour. Another resident who stayed on the island throughout the night said the surf reached its highest point around midnight and then began to recede. It was continuing to fall hack this morning. Up on the north end of the island, water from the gulf rolled under the Anna Maria pavilion, but then started receding before any damage was done. Telephone service was reported maintained on the island. The same was true of power service except for a period last night when a tree fell on line and temporarily halted service to Whitfield Estates and the beach. If there were any ships in the Gulf off the island which en countered trouble there was no evidence of it on the beaches today. Bakery Workers Strike At Capitol Of Notion WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -MV-The vanguard of 1,000 bakery workers who produce 80 perceyit r the capital's bread left their jobs early today in a strike by the AFL bakery workers union. Charles B. MrClosky, union business agent, called the walkout effective at midnight, but told workers who had started batches of bread to finish baking it before they left. Negotiates to avert the strike collapsed last night when the employing bakers' association Insisted that a proposed new contract embodying an agreed wage Increase of 15 rents an hour run until April, 1948. The union held out for expiration next April. The workers now rereive 65 cents to 81.25 an hour for day work, 70 rents to $1.45 for the night shift. Tommy Monville Hunts For Wife Number Nine MAMARONECK? N. Y.. Oct. 8 M1) ' Tommy Manville announced today he had begun the search for wife No. 9. Manville said last Sunday b waa arranging to divorce nls eighth wife, Britiah-bom Georgina Campbell, so he could wed his secretary. Ruth Vlars, 23, of Stoll-ings, W. Vs a coal miner's daughter. . Today he said he had changed his mind after hearing of press reports that Miss Viars was already married. , . "I am vory upt, ho declared. Hope It's Not One A Washington, D, C., meat market offered three reindeer for sale to meat-starved Washingtonians, who snspped up every sliver within 24 hours at prices ranging from $1.25 to $2.50 per pound. Reindeer, shipped In from Alaska, do not come under OPA controls. Above, butchers dress one of the reindeer carcasses. Huffy Hurricane Hustles Past Palpitant Populace FARMS DANGEROUS ' CHICAGO, Ort. S-M) Dr. H. Herman Young of the Mayo ellnie at Rochester, Minn,, said today that farming Is one of the most hasardous of all occupation. Young, in a speech before the farm safety section of the National Safety Congress, said a nine-year survey of farm accident easea treated at tho Mayo clinic "indicate that some Si,-709 farmers were killed at work." He said also that 131.209 farm residents wen killed accidentally, and 10,125.000 non-fatal farm home and work accidents occurred In Ihe United States In the nine year period. Whirlwind Homs In On Hurricane Folk here who were scanning southwest skies yesterday as they waited for a tropical blow that lost its punch in the Gulf were surprised by a baby cyclone which kicked up more fuss than thy so-called hurricane. The twister struck about 4:30 p.m., in the section immediately east of Braden river, gave a few trees pretzel shape, yanked up some bushes and went merrily on its way without injury to residents or property. C. L. Dupree, who resides in the sparsely settled section, said he was at hia home, right in the middle of where the whirlwind truck, but he wasn't harmed and said his house was untouched. He said it came roaring in on the wings of dark clouds during one of the rain squalls which came frequently yesterday and that immediately after it passed the skies clesred end the aun came out in full force. First reports on the weather freek came from Mrs. Irvin Tyler who aaid that Roy Woods, who operates a (tore at Ellenlon, had observed what they thought to be a waterspout twisting along the Manatee river. They said it roared like a cyclone. Later, Francis Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Waters, who were in the section just east of Bradenton .reported hearing the roar and seeing trees and debris sailing through the air in the vicinity beyond Braden river. Herald newsmen hurried to the vicinity, saw a few twisted trees and got Dupree's account of the baby twister which had horned In on the hurricane preliminaries. WAR MOTHERS JACKSONVILLE. Oct. 8-MV-Plans have been completed for the Florida convention of Ameriran War Mothers to be held here Oct. 16-17( Of Santa's Team Even Weotherman Can't Figure Out Where Big Blow Landed By Ralph Warner Bamboozled by the elements last night. Manatee countiana today were in the throes of a hurricane hangover" with the main complaint coming from those sleepy citizens who stayed up most of the night to see the big blow that wasn't there. The undercurrent of tenseness that was in evidence yesterday changed into a let down feeling today with the general comment being, "We were lucky." Outside of beach erosion, virtually no damage was reported throughout the county. Citrus and truck crops weathered the "blow In fine shape. Damage to residences and buildings was negligible, if any. Rainfall for the storm period, from Sunday night through early today, measured 2.61 inches, of which 1.51 inches waa registered after 1 p.m. yesterday, the Bradenton weather observer reported. The lowest barometer reading of 29.10 inches on the governmer instrument was registered at midnight. This compared with a reading of 29.70 at 9:30 a.m. yi-terdoy. Normal barometer is 30 inches. Over 2,000 Rheltered Between 2,000 and 2,100 residents flocked to the 20 shelters established by the local Red Cross rhapter throughout the county, 1 8700 moro' than tort adva M buildings dur- ing the 1945 hurricane scare. With the exception of Ballard School, where over 200 fathers, mothers and children spent the night, most of the refugees returned to their homes when the storm danger was declared over shortly after 2 a.m. These hundreds added to scores of other people who stayed up to see what would happen gave Bradenton and the county its biggest sleep" hangover in years. The Red Cross, which quickly mobilized its Disaster Committee to meet the emergency when it appeared the storm would be se- vere handled the crowds at the sheitera in smooth fashion. Food was served by volunteer workers (Continued nu rage 2, Col. 6.) Army To Borrow Beef From Britoin Abrood WASHIIAjTON, Oct. 8 iJT The War Department mnoiined today that nea t progress fnr a ioirut BVJ . . . - pounds of beef belonging to G'-jt ."'y &4-. . Britain to meet the Army's i - Jut rent need for tronpi overseas. The department had raid ea fc the negotiations were for At iriH'' Jrl tine beef, to be taken fromJ rLA gen tine's exportable surplus. Today's announcement said under plans being discussed Britain the United States v repay the British with pound for pound, prior to F ary 28. The Agriculture Depai3'8v meanwhile maintained stri r., lence on tentative plans In; Francisc California. ing the domestic meat short lit awaited a formal demanc 1 livestock price control be a HEADS NORTH TO GEORGIA; WIND FORCE DROPSFAST Florida's Citrus Crop Escapes Lightly MIAMI, Oct. 8 MV A freskist. . hurricane whose winds reached ' aa high as 125 miles an hour at the center while in the Gulf but diminished to little more than a . hard blow when it hit Florida's West Coast last night, waa disin- . tegrating as it moved over Georgia , , and the Carolina! today. Forecaster R. H. Simpson of the federal storm warning service, said one possible explanaticr fot the storm's action was that the vertical core lifted off the surface of the earth" as the stong entered Tampa bay and "while the winds were of hurricane force in the upper regions, they were ccmparatively mild on the ground.' ' Simpson said the hurricane suddenly lost Its center aa It en 1 tered the narrow bay area,- but the periphery remained strong.' Another possible reason, be said, was that the storm waa role tively large and In crossing Cuba, where winds up to il2 miles an hour were registered, and the Gulf of Mexico, it became distorted, leaving a wide area of winds and squally weather. Plane Forced Down An Army B-29 weather plane which attempted to hurdle the 33,000-foot roof of the storm was forced down in Guatemala City. . This injected another mystery into its freakish behavior, for the plane was to have landed at Pat terson field, Dayton, Ohio, some 2,000 miles to the north. Its Cen tral American landing place was 1,300 miles southwest of Morrison field at West Palm Beach, its departure point. When last heard from the plane was flying at 28,-000 feet and the hurricane root reared another mile into the stratosphere. Grady Norton, chief of the federal warning service, said i plane into the storm aa late aa 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon reported winds of 98 miles an hour and earlier a plane reported winds at the very center up to 125 miles' an hour. Norton added that so far "lt ia all a complete mystery to me aa to what happened to the storm. Maybe when we can get all of our lecords together we will learn the reason for its strange action. After crossing the state through the citrui belt where first reports showed comparatively little or no damage, the atorm pasead to the west of Jacksonville and a 9:45 r. m. weather bureau advisory placed it 40 miles southwest of Savannah and breaking up rapidly to the point it was no longer a dangerous hurricane." Winds up to 40 miles an hour over the coastal areas of the Carolines and Georgia were forecast for today with heavy rainfall in the Carolinas. Warnings Lowered All warnings were down in Florida and only storm warning! remained displayed south of Atlantic City, N. J., to the Florida state line, and small craft warnings from Atlantic City to Block island. Winds up to 56 milet an hour and gusts up to 80 were reported at Fort Myers last night, but the only damage was few power failures. Sarasota had no high winds and (Continued on Page 2, CoL 7) Weather Plane Lands 2000 Miles Off Course EST PALM BEACH, ' , planf which yesterday sought to fly over the top of the hurricane was forced to land probably because of a fuel shortage in Guatemala City, Morrison field reported today. When last heard from the plane was flying at 28,000 feet and the roof of the atorm reared up to 33,000 feet. .Army ai;Z not know rj; cr?; -4U'

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