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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH JOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM f HISTORY NS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and OaJted Press FuU Leased Wires Cents a Copy I 3IASON CITST IOWA MONDAY JUNE 24 1946 One Mans Opinion A Kadio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO City p m WO1 Ames Wednesday p m City Wedneiila 1AS p m WTAD Qalacr IllSaturday B p m If Youre Motoring to Washington IF by any chance youre planning a trip by automobile to the na tions capital city I can offer a few tips and observations that may prove helpful Two these come to mind at the moment 1 Dont do the final leg at the trip on Highway 50 from Cin cinnafi to Washington unless theres some very special reason for it 2 Dont fail to ravel over and inspect that amazing bit of engi neering genius known as the Pennsylvania Turnpike The Highway 50 Ive mentioned stretches the full width of West Virginia from east to west Much of it is blacktop and the wartime maintenance has left much to be desired But the real objection to it it youre trying to keep to a reasonable time schedule is that it is filled with steep grades and hairpin turns Getting behind a great truck at the bottom of a mountain climb is just about as exasperating an experience as I can recall IT may be of course that you want to make a leisurely trip and note the scenery It may be too that you dont object to nar row washboardy blacktop either or both of these things are true my tips just dont apply to you A dozen years or so ago I motored out from Washington over the No 50 route My reason ing was that in that much time the roadbed and the surface which were no great shakes then would have been made over But in this I was wrong There apparently has heen no new construction and a minimum of maintenance My reason for picking out No 50 for my jaunt into Washing ton was that I was stopping off down in central Illinois at Der catur I looked at my map and gained the thatgettin up to the Pennsylvania Turnpike would involve a good bit of extra mileage But in this assumption I was badly wrong I failed to take into account the sizable amount lost mileage through the West Vir gina mountains Actually my speedometer on the return trip over the Pennsylvania route showed it to be somewhat short er in miles covered not to men tion the 4 or 5 hours saving In time WHAT an experience traveling on that Turnpike is I seem to be about the last among my friends to have had the experi ence As Hall and sped along over the multiple lane glassy smooth concrete I had thi feeling that I was indeed riding on the highway of the future Our entry on to the pike was at a little station called Brecze ivood about a third of the way from east to west It was nearly dark and a drizzly rain was fall Ing The superb mountainou scenery therefore was pretty much lost to us but not the amaz ing character of the highway it self Motorists can enter the Turn pike only at designated stations On entering youre given a ticket specifying the place of entry When you leave the pike you present your ticket and pay your toll charge In my case it was 85 cents I felt it was about the best investment I ever made in connection with motor travel OUR exit from the pike was at a station called New Stanton There we turned south and west on a rather well maintained road and in about 30 miles or so met up with the principal highway other than the pike between Harrisburg Pa and Wheeling Va This was at Washington Pa In this manner we avoided the congested traffic of Pittsburgh After we had left the pike we turned our attention to a little booklet made available to all who ride on it This booklet contained a most interesting and informa tive story about the reasons for the pike how it was built and what it is accomplishing in break ing down the barrier formed by the Alleghenies THE project was made possible by the grant ot by the public works administration and a loan by the reconstruction finance corporation amounting to ol Tw o 2ZJ DECISION NEARS ON OPA BILL Austria Had Hoped to Gain Frontier Land in Italian Shakeup Paris the prompting of V M Molotov the foreign min sters council dealt a death blow ilonday to Austrias claims for rentier revisions with Italy turn ng down an Austrian demand for he Pustertal Valley in the South yrol The council decided earlier this that no major frontier favor ng Austria would he made in the South Tyrol If left open the pos sibility of minor changes and the Austrians renewed their claim to he Fuslertal Russian Foreign Minister Molo ov proposed Monday a resolution to the effect that any transfer of he Pustertal in the northeastern nart of the South Tyrol could not 3e regarded as constituting a minor change Under terms of he previous decision it meant that Austrias claim was rejected Molotovs resolution blasted Austrian hopes of recovering at east a part of the South Tyrol which was lost to Italy after the iast war Whether this champion ing of Italy was aimed to get re ciprocal concessions over Trieste remained to be seen The council again debated the French frontier claims against taly but reached no agreement The chief point at issue was the status of the Tendes and Brigue valleys with their 2 hydroelectric stations supplying power to Genoa Molotov opposed any final de cisions before the council had time to study a memorandum on the subject circulated among the dele gations by the Italian embassy on May S The memorandum had not been discussed by the council al though presumably it was exam ined by the individual delegations Secretary of State James F Byrnes told Molotov that the Ital ian government had had full op portunity to plead its case and that the council had no time to study these problems But Molo tov stood fast Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid Monday night Tues day partly cloudy and cooler Thundershowers late Monday night and Tuesday Iowa Partly cloudy warm and humid Monday night with scat tered thundershowers in wes and central portion Tuesdai partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Cooler in wes portion Minnesota Showers or thunder storms north and scattered thun dershowers south portion Mon day night and Tuesday Coole southwest portion Tuesday LN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Monday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 67 At 8 a m Monday 77 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 67 GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum 87 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Sunday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 62 Consl ruction Involved piercing the highest ridges with tunnels separation of all highway and railway grade crossings bypass ing all cities and providing easy carves and slight gradients Theres scarcely a place where youre aware that youre going np hill and all curves can be taken at full cruising speed and in complete safety The one most important safety CONTINUED ON CAGE Big 4 Foreign Ministers Deny Austria Claims MOLOTOV JOINS COUNCIL BLOW AGAINSTNATION Man Killed in Atomic Test Rehearsal AT REST IN automobile driven by Anton Rieken 26 Parkersburg rests among the graves of a cemetery at Parkersburg after he had driven it at high speed through an iron rail at the end of a deadend street Rieken who is subject to periodic blackouts said he had no knowledge of his actions He was slightly injurqd AP Wirephoto Girlv18Swims7MUestp Shore After Sloop Capsizes Only Survivor of 5 in Boat Hit by Squall in Icy Green Bay Water Sturgeon Bay Wis Smith 18 crawled ashore after a 7hour swim in icy Green Bay Monday and told authorities she was the only survivor of a occu pants of a 33foot sailing sloop which capsized during a squall Miss Smith said she towed Mary Lonmis Chicago daughter of an official of the Illinois security di vision almost to shore before the other girl became hysterical let go of a life belt and sank Both girls had been clinging to fhe life belt Miss Smith said She said Miss Loomis gasped I dont want to go any farther and slipped underneath the water The others aboard the sloop called the Half owned by James Roosevelt son of the late Miss Smiths father Leathern 59 presi dent of the Leathern D Smith Shipbuilding company Sturgeon Bay Howard Hunt 28 and Elton Washburn about 44 both em ployes of the Smith company and Sturgeon Bay residents IMiss Smith said the sloop sank like a rock after being struck by a sudden squall about 7 p m Sunday night She said Uliss Loomis was given the only life preserver which the boats occu pants had time to get The men didnt have chance she sobbed I shook hands with my father just before I slipped off the Half Moon she told authorities Goldfield Man Dies From Auto Collision Webster City A Rhiner 66 Goldfield who was in jured near here in a cartruck collision last Wednesday died Sunday night at County hospital the Hamilton GAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS NO 2 Infant Succumbs to Auto Mishap Injuries Tivo persons were dead and third was still in a serious condi tion in a Mason City hospital Mon day from injuries suffered in a auto accident Saturday mornin on highway 65 just inside th south Mason City limits Sandra Marie Yacklcy 1 Mo line III died Saturday night i a fllasonCity hospital Her mothe IWrs Frank Yackley died at th time of the accident The father condition was reported Fairl good HJpnday He is sufferin from severe head injuries Police said that Yackley appar ently fell asleep at the wheel o the car which left some distance from The car crashed into the wing the bridge Another daughter 3 was n seriously injured in the acciden Miss Delores Bultinck about 1 and her sister Bernice about 1 both also from Moline suffere back injuries and a broken co larbone respectively Funeral services for the moth and daughter will be held Canby Minn Tuesday The Maj funeral home of Mason City is i charge Mrs Yackley was born Her niece Eisentrager at Dumon Aug 23 1918 The child was bor April 25 1945 the pavin the bridg ISTC Enrollment Up Cedar Falls enrollmen of 1460 students for the 12wee summer session at Iowa Sta Teachers college is the greate since 1939 Marshall R Bear registrar has reported Aboard the XJSS Mt McKinley T Bikini marred le dress rehearsal Sunday for the tomic bomb test when a ground rewman met death by walking nto the slashing propellor of the uperfortress selected ummy bomb to drop a The death of the crewman was ic most serious of a series of ill mened incidents that put every ic of the 42000 men participat ng in the historic test on edge et none of the mishaps prevented he crew of the Daves Dream rom dropipng their dummy bomb quarely on their target The crew of the Daves Dream ound when they took to the air lat their radar failed And worse ic weather was miserable It leared only Jong enough for Bombadier Maj Harold Wood to drop a dummy bomb filled with flash powder between the battle ship Nevada and the carrier In dependence in Bikini lagoon Two Kwajalcinbased photo graphic planes had engine trouble and were forced to turn back be fore they reached the target area Otherwise all planes from Kwajalein got through in good shape Col W H Blanchard comman der of the air attack unit for oper ation crossroads watched the test from the tail gunners seat of the bomb dropping plane Blanchard said Youve got to give that crew credit for lots of guts That accident was enough to fluster anybody And the radar in the plant wasnt working They got to Bikini on sheer G I navi gation Blanchard said the test bomb fell well within the minimum re quired range The takeoff accident delayed the departure Daves Dream only 1 minute The name of the dead crew member was withheld until his family has been notified Sundays test code named Queen ordered by Vice Admiral W H P Blandy overall commander of the atomic bomb tests This gigantic project corresponded as much as possible to conditions expected when the B23 takes off from Kwajalein next Monday to drop the real bomb Poland Loses Battle for Spain Break New York Monday ost a hardfought battle for an mmediate and complete United Nations break with Franco Spain The vote was 7 to 4 against lo ands resolution Only Poland Russia France and Mexico supported the resolu ion calling for a diplomatic break iVhen a vote was taken shortly atter the security council met The 7 others held up their hapds against the move Polands charges against General issimo Francisco Franco as a men ace to peace were made in April and France Russia and Mexico ihen lined up with Poland for a break with Madrid The charges were turned over to a subcommittee and the work of that group was washed out last week by a Russian veto of a com promise resolution Dr Lance Monday called upon the security council to reconsider Polands proposal for an immedi ate break Iowa Man Dies From AutoTnick Collision Cherokee IP Albee Howard Schneider 22 Cleghorn died shortly atter he was hurt in an autotruck collision three miles north of here Saturday night Harold Wallin 22 Marcus a passenger with Schneider was in jured Truck driver Hans Carl son Meriden was unhurt WILD WEST FILM HERO SUCCUMBS WilliamS Hart Dies of Lingering Illness Los Angeles S Hart easternborn wild west movie actor of a quarter of a cen tury ago died late Sunday night of a lingering infirmity which had called his son home from Wash ington D C last month to enter a court light over the dying mans affairs The ironfaced hero of many a movie gun battle died peacefully in a hospital His physician Dr H D Van Fleet issued a state ment saying death came without a struggle just as though he were asleep Hospital records gave Harts age as 83 Movie press agents earlier had given his age as 75 Hart came to Hollywood in 1914 after several years on the New York stage He was one of the first to popularize western characters From a S75 weekly salary he quickly rose to a week for his 2nd picture In one year alone Hart starred in 13 westerns aver aging about a week and as profits began piling up his salary rose to weekly VINSON TAKES OATH AS CHIEF Vin son right Monday takes the oath as U S chief justice in a ceremony on the south portico of the White House Chief Justice Dean Lawrence Groner left of the district court of appeals administers the oath Capt Clark Clif ford presidential naval aide is in the center AP Wire photo Washington M Vinson of Kentucky Monday took th oath as 13th chief justice of the United States at an elaborate whit house ceremony in which President Truman said Vinson wou enhance national respect for the feudridden high tribunal The swearingin ceremony on the south portico of the white hous had all the pomp and trappings of a presidential inaugural For the 2nd time since the war ended the iron gates to the whit house were thrown open to the public and thousands of person jammed the south grounds witness the historic ceremony Vinson succeeds the late Har lan F Stone as chief of the na tions highest steps into one of the hottest spots in Washington The court lately has been torn by a public feud be tween Justices Robert H Jackson and Hugo L Black Mr Truman in an apparent reference to the court split sai in a speech praising Vinson All of us have the utmost re spcct for the courts of the coun try and we know that that re spect will be enhanced when M Vinson becomes chief justice c the United States actively on th bench Walls Fall Hillside Moves as Quake Shakes Coast Area SeaUe fell and o hillside walked Sunday morning in the Pacific northwest when a strong earth shock jarred a wedge shaped piece of the coastal area from Vancouver Island to Kilowna in central British Columbia and south to Olympia Wash One man died Jacob L Kingston 60 succumbing oheart failure when Seattles downtown buildings swayed above him as he waxed toward church There were other reports of deaths or in juries The quake knocked the needle from the recorder at the Univer sity of Washingtons seismograph at a m PST and was recorded at by the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria B C It was noticeable for a full minute to Seattelitcs but the university reported its equip ment continued to record vibra tions for an hour It was the most severe in sever RALLY HELD IN SAVE CONTROLS Senator Taylor Urges Buyers Strike If Major Curbs Are Cut Washington Tay or speaking to a Save OPA rally at the Washing on monument grounds suggested Monday a buyers strike if OPAs ajor controls are abolished and rices jump The final shape of legislation xteiiciing OPA after June 30 is einfr decided by a housesenate onfercncc committee After delegations representing ousewives and labor grqups warmed the capilol demanding hat congress Save OPA Tay or told the rally that consumers can make prices come down y refraining from buying Rep Helen Gahagan Douglas told Ihc same rally ponsoved by the Independent Cit zens Committee of Arts Scientists nd Professions A majority of the democrats nd a few republicans know that i 50pei cent rise in living costs vill be as ruinous to our economy as the atom bomb was to Hiro hima The visitors buttormoied scna ors and house members to plead or continuance of the present price control law Taylor said they a march on Washing on organized by various labor jroups and citizens committees in he east and midwest Hep Wolcolt RMicli prc licled he final form of price con rol extension legislation should be determined by 8 p m Wolcott is a member of the joint congressional committee harmon izing differences between house and senate OPA bills The conlcr ecs meet at 8 p m in a session which Wolcoit said probably vttll bo conclusive If a deadlock develops on any of the 4 provisions which remain in dispute the lawmaker said he decision may be checked directly to the house and senate by re porting disagreement and asking for instructions I am very optimistic we can come to an agreement within an hour Wolcott told a reporter Every member should have made up his mind on the remaining problems by the time he enters the conference room Two reasons lay behind the un usual night session Some the conferees wanted time to consult with colleagues who are not mem bers of the committee In addition the banking committee from which the house conferees were picked had a date to confer with the rules committee on procedure for call ing up the British loan bill in the house H an OPA measure is agreed upon Monday night the house can take it Tuesday There will be no opportunity to amend it the house must either vote it up or down or send the conferees back with instructions to yield or hold out on controverted points After the house acts the bill goes to the senate where there is always tho chance of a timecon uming filibuster It was learned that the possibility of such a de velopment was discussed in the conference sessions Although 4 major disagree ments remain the key to the dis pute is whether to accept senate amendments lifting price ceilings on meat poultry and dairy prod ucts petroleum and tobacco at the end of June Russias War Strategy Kept Secret Until 4 Months Before VE Washington Dwight D Eisenhower recorded in his final report Monday as supreme allied commander in Europe that he was kept in the dark about Russias grand strategy until 4 months before VE day Then however Marshal Stalin came through with full plans for the red armys final offensive which became one jaw of a vise that crushed the German war machine to a degree never be fore experienced in the history of modern armies Eisenhowers belatedly pub lished 123 page detailed report to the combined chiefs staff cov ered the fateful 11 months from Dday in Normandy to the Ger man surrender It was released by the war department which said only minor details were de leted for security reasons In it the present army chief of staff recorded briefly his diffi culties of coordination with the red army while lauding the team work of the western allies The United States and Great Britain he said fought as one nation Aside from teamwork Eisen hower concluded that Ihe victory was due to allied might and in vincibility of spirit and to mis calculations by Hitler and Field Marshal von Kundstedt the naii if commander in he wesl In Eisenhowers judgment 3 battles were decisive in liberat ing Europe 1 The battle of the Normandy beaches where the foe was re vealed as a stubborn fighter but beset by difficulties of supply and communications resulting largely from the allied hammering from the air Completely misled by allied diversionary operations von Rundstcdt held the bulk of his forces in the PasdeCalais op posite England waiting for a sec ond assault which never came 2 The battle of the Falaisc pocket where the enemy showed that fatal tendency to stand and fight when all the logic of war de manded a strategic withdrawal 3 Battles west of the Rhine dur ing February and March 1945 where the armies which had been intended to defend Germany were shattered beyond recovery Of the Russians Eisenhower said that in planning for the final spring drive last year it was recognized that its success hinged to a large degree upon the weight of the Red armys pressure in the east and he noted Up to the end of 1914 I had received no information on ters affecting Russian grand slrat egy although I had expressed my willingness to afford any such information concerning my own overall plans as the Red army might desire At Christmas time however following upon a message which I sent to the combined chiefs of staff explaining the difficulty with which I was faced in attempting to evolve plans while still ignor ant of the Russian intentions President Roosevelt secured from Marshal Stalin his agreement to receive our representative in or der to discuss the correlation our respective efforts in the forth coming spring al years said Dr J A Pearce di rector the Dominion station es timating its epicenter as near Vic toria probably 25 miles distant From the villages along the east coast of Vancouver island north of Victoria came reports of extensive damage to buildings and roads A 300 foot high hill walked 35 feet closer to the sea at Campbell river and a house moved 5 feet off its foundation George Finlcy Canadian press staff writer said the Lions Gate bridge across the entrance to Van couver harbor largest suspension span in the empire swayed like a leaf He said the tremor was accompanied by a low rumbling sound like a deep growl RETAIL SUGAR PRICES BOOSTED Washington sugar prices Monday went up onefifth of a cent a pound OPA coupled the retail price boost with an increase of onc ttnth of a cent a pound in re finers ceilings It said the increases were ne cessary to compensate refiners for their sharp drop in earnings and for their increased labor costs 11 Year Old Boy Drowns in Sioux City Pool S i o u x C i t y Jimmy D Veech 11yearold son ot Mrs Louis Beargoan of near Thtirston Ncbr drowned in a Sioux City swimming pool here Sunday It was the first drowning of the season here The lad had entered the pool with 8 other boys following a pic nic dinner Life guard Bob Haley recovered the body in a few moments after Jimmys companions missed him 9 Persons Injured in Headon Car Collision Webster City per sons wore injured late Sunday night in a headon collision at the intersection ot highways 69 and 20 near Blairsburg Sheriff E H Lears office reported Monday Six ot the and Mrs Charles Sumner and JTr and Mrs Jess Bennett of Kansas City and Darlcne and Charlene Dunbar of Duncombe are at the Hamilton County hospital Mr and Mrs Clarence Dunbar parents of the girls and a third daughter Ilene suffered minor injuries   

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