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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Or HISTORY ARCHIVES UOINE6 I A ir THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 21 19i6 Paper Consists ot Two No AGREEMENT ON 19 YEAR OLDS IN DRAFT NEAR SenateHouse Conferees Vote Compromise 18 Year Olds Exempted Washington 8 The slam bang congressional struggle over peacetime drafting of teenagers subsided near a compromise finish Friday with 19 year olds once more subject to call and youths of 18 exempt Only the usual house and senate approval of the hardfought con ference agreement was needed to assure a 9 months extension of se lective service beyond the end of this month Speaker Rayburn DTex saw a slight chance the house migh act late Friday if 2 pending bills could be cleared but it appearec more probable the measure woulc not be reached before next Mon day or Tuesday A floor battle against accepting the compromise was promised by Eep Short RMo lone member of the 14 senate and house con ferees whose signature did not ap pear on the final compromise There is no need at alTto ex tend the wartime draft Shorl told reporters Shorts last flitch oppo sition congressional leaders ex pected both the senate and house to approve the work of the confer ence report and send it on to the white house well ahead of the June 30 deadline when the present stopgap draft extension expires Along with the draft act exten sion the conferees also approved a pay increase plan for all men and officers of all the armed serv ices Like exemption of 18 year olds the pay hike represented a vic tory for the house conferees who had insisted upon a separate bill providing higher salaries in the armed forces The senate originally incorpor ated pay increases in its draft ex tension measure The increases were limited to enlisted personnel with biggest jumps for army pri vates corporals and sergeants along with corresponding lowest graders of other services This was aimed at attracting volunteers and thus reducing the need for drafted men However the conferees decided io go alongwith he house idea of a separate bill giving a 50 per cent pay boost to the bottom en listed grades and providing grad uated increases for other non commissioned and commissioned personnel up to generals The new pay scales would give army privates and navy appren tice seamen a month instead of the present while generals and admirals at the top of the lad der would draw as com pared with the present Only important change made in the separate house plan was to up the increase for army captains and navy lieutenants from 10 per cent to 15 per cent SARlKJLLED IN HOTEL BLAST Dallas Tex explosion ripped through the basement and lower floor of the Baker hotel shortly before noon Friday killing at least 5 persons and injuring scores more The blast believed to have been in a boiler and aggravated by ammonia fromshattered pipes in the air conditioning system scat tered shattered plate glass and other debris among pedestrians and Into a nearby parking lot The entire east side of the building was wrecked as was an adjoining structure nnder construction Scores were overcome by the fumes and many trapped in up per floors were rescued by firemen who had to don gas masks to fight their way into the building Downtown streets were blocked off to permit free movement of 38 ambulances called to the hotel one of the largest in the southwest Chinese equivalent of bottoms up is kanpei queen candidates for introduced on the platform A crowd estimated the fact that rain fell as late 4 Power Control Commission for Japan Offered by U S WashinEion The States has Russia China and MU f a ss rs7 f The 25 year treaty similar to Secretary of State Byrnes bee fuliy advised of supported the proposal was lot madd known immediately Uissia has not yet responded de jartment officials told reporters but Britain and China have re acted favorably The avowed purpose of the reaty is to insure that following he total disarmament and demili arization of Japan by occupation orces the country shall be kept n a state of disarmament and de militarization as long as the peace and security of the world may require To accomplish this the follow ng principal steps are setforth 1 Japans military organization hall remain completely dis armed demobilized and dis banded and Japan shall be de prived all sorts ofarms and ex plosives including atomic energy materials The Japanese shall also be deprived of all sorts of bases nd factories for producing arms nd shall be allowed only civil pobce having small arms and such explosives as are necessary for industrial uses 2 To enforce these objectives the 4 powers would operate through the control commission an inspection system which would keep constant check oh Japanese disarmament and demilitarization 3 The Japanese themselves would have to accept this method of keeping themselves disarmed 4 In case of any violation by the Japanese the 4 powers would move in by common agreement with the necessary forces to put the Japanese in their place again 5 The treaty would come into force when it has been ratified by each of the 4 governments and could be renewed after 25 years for an additional 25year period Any changes to be made then would depend on how far the Jap anese would have advanced in the reconstruction of their life on a democratic and peaceful basis OldTimers Strut Stuff Jerseyville pair of oldtimers recently drove 250 miles from Chicago to Jerseyville m 8 hours Edith Blair of Alton made the trip in a 1830 model A Ford Miss Blair is 70 years old One drum majorette who won the heart of the stadium audience was thegirl with the Nashua band that gave the opening exhibition marching drill The drum majorette who was a snappy twirler threw her baton high into the air and caught it many times But one time she missed and the crowd groaned their sorrow for her as she smilingly reached oler and picked it up off the grass A drummer stole the base drummer at that Eyes of the crowd followed the tall drummer boy in the Wellsburg band for he added that certain something to his playing He added a twist to the base drum stick and every once in a while with a nonchalant look on his face he brought the stick behind his back and hit the other side of the drum A small postcard reading admit two provided parents of the queens with seats In the stadium in be glvi Girl Mi Worth Iowa JET Fowler Is Prippo 46 Festival Queen IN MASON CITY AAF AIR SHOW Huge Crowd Sees Army Flyers Stunt Planes at Municipal Airport A huge crowd gathered at the Mason City municipal airport Fri day afternoon to see the army flyers pull tricks out of the bag at the twice postponed USAAF air show The P80 Shootnig Star arrived Friday after 41minute airline take part in the air show together with 16 planes already here The air show included simu lated attacks by the jet plane on the 4 P51 Mustang fighters bombing runs by the B29 Super fortress some at low level and also by the 4 A26 and 4 B25 twin engine bombers strafing at tacks on the airport by the P51s and A26s The P51s alsomade a dive bombing attack on the port from an altitude of 10000 feet The jet plane crossed Mason City at a m doing 2 rolls as it passed One woman was heard to remark Thats the first airplane Ive seen which looked as if it was going as last as It was supposed to A crowd estimated at 25000 persons gathered at the airport Thursday afternoon despite an nouncement that the air show had been postponed They saw a half hour routine of stunt flying by Lt Col Richard Cline El Paso Tex operations officer for the group who took a P51 aloft to entertain the crowd while his flyers were gathering to get the other ships on the wing All got into the air except the Superior before a terrific show er at 4 oclock forced cancella tion of further flying for the day S200 REWARD OFFERED Wapello A reward Sas been offered for the return of 2yearold Ann Herrick daughter of a former soldier and his British bride who has been missing since Tuesday Businessmen here offered the reward Thursday for the return of the girl or the finding of her body Search of the area by volunteers and with bloodhounds and drag ging the river have proved fruit less Miss Marilyn Fowler attractive blonde senior of Greene Prices 40V2 Cents Average Washington ff OPA Friday wiiyn rowier attractive blonde senior of Greene raisecL soft coal prices an average high school was selected as Miss North Iowa 1946 in the of 4ov cents a ton to offset wue closing ceremonies of the North Iowa Band festival Thurs day evening at Roosevelt stadium which also closed the 5day Iowa centennial celebration for Mason City Miss Fowler only daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Fowler was selected to represent Greene at ihe festival and was one of 33 candidates for queen entered in the contest for the title of Miss North vci age of 40Vi cents a ton to offset wage increases and other gains which John L Lewis United Mine Work ers won in their strike The increases range from 10 cents to 5147 a ton depending upon the producing district and type of mine They boost retail prices about 34 per cent OPA estimated Part of the increase was al lowed to offset losses suffered by the operators during the 59day strike Most soft coal is consumed by railroads and industrial firms OPA said less than 15 per cent of total production goes to house holders for heating purposes However OPA expects to an nounce next week a price increase averaging perhaps a ton for hard coal used generally for homeheating This also will offset anthracite miners pay raises The soft coal price order Is ef fective immediately but In most cases the higher costs apply retro actively to all sales since May 13 when OPA authorized sellerbuy er agreements for later payment of any increases granted The new price schedule applies at present only while the bitumin ous mines are operated by the government which seized the pits during the May 29 strike which ended Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Friday night Saturday fair and warm er Iowa Generally fair and warm er Friday night and Saturday Minnesota Fair Friday night warmer northwest and extreme west portion Saturday partly cloudy with scattered light showers north portion warmer south und east portions and turning cooler northwest por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Friday morning Maximum gZ Minimum 43 At a a m Friday 62 Precipitation 09 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 43 major for Greenes marching band in the morn lTTCd the to the mosttotal points from the 10 judges of the contest W Earl Hall managing edi of the Mason City Globe Gazelte who presided at the grand finale at the stadium an nounced the selection of Miss Iowa after opening a envelope presented by North sealed We Apologize The Band Festival committee apologized Friday through the press lor its faulty handling of seating arrangements at the night finale at Roosevelt stadium It Osage Miss North Iowa of 1942 was a combination committee tne ast time the band festival members stated of weather lack was held and Mrs Reeves Hall of materials and just plain errors formerly Clear Lake now of in human judgment TU in human judgment Decatur 111 Miss North Iowa of Weather kept the bleacher seats 941 were the attendants in plac from being put up on both Tues Ing e crown and regal robe of day and Wednesday and on upon Miss Fowler as she Thursday morning the committee felt sure that the night show icii unmat uie mgnt snow mancnara then presented a would be inside and they would bouquet of roses and W L Nich not be needed Lack of materials ol presented a wrist watch to the made it impossible to get plank seats used in former years For next year the committee is already planning to remedy some of these errors and take better care of the general public to all of whom it offers its apologies for the errors of Thursday night The weatherman joins in the apology or does he Summer Arrives It Says Here By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Summer arrived officially Fri day amid a cool spell and the forecast was fair and cool to night Saturday fair and warmer The mercury failed to go higher than 70 Thursday reaching that point at Lamoni Coolest place in the state thismorning was Spenc er where the reading was 44 Heaviest precipitation was 09 of an inch at Mason City There was 04 of an inch at Forest City and a few scattered traces were recorded at other points chiefly in the northern half of the state The weather bureau said the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers would continue to fall except for slight local fluctuations above Des Moines Heart of Band Festival Crowd people and the people of other towns for being such optimists and showing up for the crowning of the queen after the heavy rain during supper time Rain or no rain the crowd was bound not to miss anything that was scheduled for the band fes tival day Blankets and raincoats kept off the evening chill and the red sunset at the close of the day seemed only a reflection of the bright colors in the band uniforms on the east side of the football field There were flashes in the air all evening but luckily they werent the flashes of lightning but only cameras taking pictures the holiday crowd and the charminz queens The circus came to Mason City last week but this week one might have easily thought that they had left their menagerie on Federal avenue People milling around down uous line along the store windows to look at the old time displays The line would slow down as people would stop and point out to the person next to them their grandmother or grandfather had this or that article Just like a circus line children P followed along with grownups and looked in the windows Just as intently and in terested as If there had been a monkey swinging from a trapeze The calmness with which help ers of the first aid station went about their work Thursday night drew much favorable comment from the crowd of thousands that packed the stadium and over flowed out on to the football field to see the crowning of North Iowa Miss For example when a lady who stood with the crowd that lined the ropes which marked off the marching field fainted six men came out with a stretcher and earned her to the station charge of the first aid stations Charles Blanchard chairman Mrs Bethel Lashbrook Adickx s s took her place upon the throne Mr Blanchard then presented a located in rooms under the sta dium Between selections of the army band the name of her relative was called over the loudspeaker asking him to report to the first aid station Later two highway patrolmen guided his car into the stadium and up the track to the gate by the first aid station Then the same highway patrolmen helped them into the car It all happened in a short time and people whc saw the incident pccnr remarked as to the effic iency of the first aid station In such a large festival crowd Three first aid stations were set up Thursday and ambulances were stationed along the line of parade with one ambulance on f0 icuooi Mrs cnester DeSart Mrs Mar Central park and out at the sta get Ferguson and Mrs MaS The Public Health Nursing asso Precedine the ciation and the Red Cross were in gram the marching cnaree Of the first afrf larcmng reigning queen Compacts were presented to the 32 other candi dates by the hostesses with whom they had been in charge through out the day As a final touch of this sudden fairyland into which Miss Fowler stepped as Miss North Iowa Mr Hall asked that everyone who had a match or cigaret lighter in that crowd of 8000 persons which jammed the stadium to light it for an instant as the stadium lights were turned out The linhts winkled like thousands of a sight the queen and many others will not forget in a long long time Miss North Iowa 1946 reached Ihe peak of her musical day in Mason City when an announcer From KGLO interviewed her while she sat in regal robes Her interest is in the field of music She has been an outstanding student in the vocal music dcpariment through Jut her high school course She fias an excellent soprano voice and Is a talented pianist and she ex pects to teach public school mu sic after a college education The playing of 5 numbers by the massed bands under the di rection of Carleton L Stewart of the Mason City high school and Hugh Curry the U S army band closed the pro gram at the stadium Selections included Military Escort Thun derer March American Boy Officer of the Day and Star Spangled Banner Preceding the crowning of Miss North Iowa the army band gave a concert of classical and popular music Selections included A Medley of Service Songs Wil liam Tell Overture The Lady in Red Medley of Irish Songs and Dances Theres Something About a Soldier Cavalry of the Steppes At the Gremlins Ball Selections from Oklahoma and The Stars and Stripes Forever Two trombone solos were played by Keig Garvin Carnival of Venice and Indian Love Call and received much ap plause The program was started by a flag raising ceremony in which Ihe United States army band led Ihe entire audience in the first and last verses of America Candidates for Miss North Iowa were individually introduced jpon the platform by Mr Hall Hostesses in charge of the queene were Mrs Irene Friesner chief nostess and Mrs Larry Reardon Mrs Chester DeSart Mrs Mar garet F frwin Preceding the platform pro am the marching band of Nashua gave an exhibition drill   

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