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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME REMRTMENTVF HI8T0KY AND ARCHIVES u V THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJ1 Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wire Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 9 1346 Paper Consists of Two Onft No 261 TRUMAN SIGNS TERMINAL PAY BILL Peace Conference Delegates Reject Russian Demands NEAR TORNADO HITS SECTIONS Or CLEAR LAKE Damages Corn Crops for Many Farmers South of Mason City A rain and wind storm Thurs day night approached tornado proportions in sections of Clear Lake and damaged the corn crop for a number of farmers south of Mason City At Clear Lake the storm dam age centered in Washington street where the roof on the Dan Dye home was blown off part of it going through the ceiling into the living room and other sections being blown into the garden to the southeast Electric clocks throughout this section stopped at as wires went down under the impact of branches torn from trees by the wind A huge oak on Washington street was split falling northward and eastward The Charles Fields garage was carried away leaving the car in taet The north part of Martin An dersons garage was blown away The top of a tree in the vicinity was twisted into a tangled mess At the Chris Estergaard house oc cupants were blocked in by branches from trees but no dam age was done io the house At the Sam Kennedy farm some damage was done to the huge warehouse and the corncribs and other smaller buildings were strewn around The end of a barn was blown in and the back part of a tenant house across from the Kennedy residence was blown away Dr Charles H Potter Forest City who is vacationing near Oakwood was still numb on one side Friday morning from the ef fects of lightning which struck a nearby tree as he was driving along the street He says it was as close a call as he ever wants to have Lightning set fire to a straw pile on the Leo Schauland farm south east of Clear Lake This was still burning Friday i The rainfall m Mason City to taled 144 inches being accompa nied by considerable wind Wires were down in Mason City and windows were broken caus ing the fire department a1 number of runs to various parts the city At p m the window of the Quality Fruit Market 524 S Fed eral was broken by the wind At the window of the Sears Roebuck farm store 115 E State was broken Wires were down at 5th and N Delaware and there were shorts in signs at 12 Second N W and 202 S Federal Hail damaged several corn fields in an area south of Mason City Severe wind and electrica storms topped by a 73milean hour gust at Burlington hit somi Iowa communities Thursday night and early Friday as lower temperatures moved into the slat from the northern great plains Burlingtons high velocity wind which was brief duration up rooted trees smashed windows caused some crop injury anc damaged 2 planes at the municipa airport there At Charles City a windstorm damaged roofs trees and tele phone wires NEW QUAKES HIT IN WEST INDIES Ciadad Trujillo Dominican R public Two slight earth tremors shook the Dominican Re public Friday in the wake of vio lent earthquakes and devastating tidal waves which have killed 5 persons and made 20000 homeles since they began Sunday The tidal waves of Thursday believed created by violent earth quakes at the bottom of the At tan lie at its deepest point nea here crashed against Hie northern coastal towns of Matanzas an Puerto Plata and spread destruc tiori and terror along the northers coast of the Samana peninsula Haiti which shares Hispaniol island with the Dominican Repub lie and Puerto Rico also felt th quakes but damage in thos places appeared less pronounced Dispatches from PortAu Prince Haiti estimated damage at but reported no dead Among damaged structures wa the famous citadel begun in 180 and completed during the reign o King Henri Christophe BLOWS ROOF PROM nights storm lifted the roof from the Dan Dye home at Clear Lake and placed most of it on the ground alongside as this picture shows Trees were uprooted and wires were blown down as the storm turned into a near twister The corn crop was damaged on a number of farms south of Clear Lake by Warren MASON GITYAN SELECTROCUTED Marvin Olson Killed by Falling Power Line PICTURE ON PAGE 2 Marvin R Olson 2G was elec rocuted about p m Thurs day by a falling highline wire vhile he was attempting to dry out the ignition in his car which lad become stalled at 12th and N Jefferson during a heavy rain torrn According to a statement made o police by his wife the family consisting of Mr and Mrs Olson and a 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter had been down town getting ice cream when they were caught in the rain 0 As they turned west on IZth street to go to their home at 847 2th N W the car became stalled Hr Olson got a rag at 110 12th W and was standing at the ide of the car working in his bare eet when the highline wire of 300 voltage broke and fell on ilm Mrs Olson who was watching him work got out ofthe car and stumbled She said she did not Big Woman Small Tub Stuck New York 230pound woman was taken to a hospital Thursday after being freed by police from an oldfashioned bathtub in which she became wedged Wednesday night The woman Mrs Bertha Singer BZ of Brooklyn suffered con tusions on her legs during a 17hour ordeal She said she got into the sinktype tub which is 3 feet wide and a feet long and fell She cried for help but no one was home All she could do was stay in the tub she said until her son Harry 35 who works at night came home He tried to extricate his mother and then called police An emergency squad worked several hours to free the woman First polieeFtriedpryiriirlsnrrik apart Thenfhe water waiTerriovTfa and oil poured around the womans body Then they slipped her out British Ask Help in Stopping Jewish Move Into Palestine Airplanes Warships Search Mediterranean Weather Report MARVIN R OLSON know whether he pushed her out of the way or she merely fell but she received burns on the left leg and arm She saw him fall against the car and then she ran to get help The 2 children who were in the back seat of the car got out by themselves and ran through the water in the street only a few feet from their father and where the highline was still hot When firemen arrived the car was smoking but it was not burn ing They were unable to get to Sir Olson for some minutes Jus tice of Peace Verne Mettlcr was called as acting coroner and the body was taken to the Patterson funeral home Mr Olson was bom Dec 27 1919 in Mason City He attended the local schools and was a veter an of World war II having served 21 months 14 months which were in the European theater He was employed at the Jacob E Decker packing plant Surviving are his wife Frances Speers Olson 2 children Darrell Lee 5 and Doreta Louise 3 his parents Mr and Mrs Ralph Ol for Refugee Fleet London Britain has appealed to Russia France Italy and other countries for help in an urgent effort to halt a mass movement of Jews to Palestine in which 15000 were reported on the way and another 100000 waiting to follow them The European office revealed Friday hat the government hafl asked the European nations for whatever help they could give in dealing with the problem of Jew ish refugees insofar as it concerns their own territories British warships and planes already were shuttling through and over the eastern Mediterran ean in an intense search for the ragtag fleet laden with refugees bound for the Holy Land despite the fact that they could not enter t legally The government was understood to be polishing up the final details of a new policy for Palestine Re sponsible quarters predicted that it would impose stern new regula tions designed to cut down the swelling tide of illegal immigra tion across the Mediterranean A dispatch from Cyprus Brit ishdominated island in the east ern Mediterranean said the ar rival of Jewish immigrants di verted from Palestine was im minent Camps were being built on Cyprus for about 2000 per sons the dispatch said Former Sen Guy Gillette of Iowa visited 5 refugee ships in the Raifa harbor aboard which were about 1500 Jewish refugees He said the vessels were slave ships and the closing of Palestine to refugees was the acme of bru tality The African slave ships which I read about as a boy were some thing I did not believe I would ever see repeated in the 20th cen tury he said No situation of international policy would warrant the under going by human beings of such sufferings as these people I hav just seen are undergoing FORECAST Mason Fair Friday night and Saturday Cooler Friday night Continued cool Saturday Iowa Fair and cooler Friday night Saturday generally fair and cooler Highest temperatures Saturday afternoon near 80 Minnesota Mostly cloudy north and partly cloudy south with light showers northeast and ex treme north Friday night Coaler Saturday generally fair and continued cool Iowas 5day weather outlook Mean temperature from Satur day through Wednesday wil average near or slightly abovi normal in Iowa The state nor mal is 73 degrees Rather coo son Mason City 2 brothers Rus sell Manly and Dale at home and an aged grandmother anc other relatives He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Funeral services will be held Monday at the Patterson funeral RED PROPOSAL OR VOTE RULE MS TO PASS Byrnes Declares U S Will Not Be Dictated to in Peace Meeting Paris peace confer nce Friday rebuffed Soviet Rus ias efforts to apply the two hirds rule after a plainspeaking iddress in which Secretary of State Byrnes declared the United States would not be dictated to We havent fought to dictate to i free world or to have one of our lilies dictate to us Byrnes said We are not going to gang up tgainst any nation We will make we will not make ill the concessions The conference voted down 15 0 6 the Russian move to require 1 twothirds vote for adoption of ill conference recommendations Che rulQs committee had rejected he twothirds proposal by the same vote but Russia Thursday the issue before the full ronference Russia still has an ace in the lole however She can refuse to recognize any actions taken by ess than twothirds decision when hey come before the foreign min sters council This council has veto power over all peace confer ence decisions The conference adopted 15 to 4 he rules as a whole as proposed jy the rules committee Poland and Czechoslovakia abstained The rule on voting as adopted is the British compromise under which toth thirds vStefcr andsimple majority Decisions would be con sidered by the foreign ministers council butwith the twothirds decisions carrying the greater weight When this came up Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov said merely We maintain our point of view The conference postponed until later a Yugoslav proposal to invite Albania to attend with a consult ative voice Yugoslav delegate Mosha Pijada said Albania was the first European state to fall victim to Italian imperialism and for 6 years waged a grim and heroic struggle Byrnes in his attack upon th Russian voting plan described as loose and wicked talk a soviet charge that voting procedure for the conference was directed by an AngloSaxon bloc Whence comes this talk ol i blocs Byrnes asked By what right do those who vote ballot after ballot with the Soviet Union call those of us who do not always agree with the Soviet Union a bloc In our efforts during the past year to make peace and to make peace secure we have found time and again the rule of unanimity insisted upon not to secure unani Monday becoming cooler agai Tuesday Precipitation averagi willrange up to a halfinch IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at I oclock Friday morning Maximum 34 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Friday 67 Precipitation 148 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 80 52 BYRNES LETS HIMSELF of State James F Byrnes starts in a calm manner raises his clenched fist center and ends with his arms outspread during the heated debate on rules for the peace conference in Paris Left to right are James Dunn assistant secre tary of state Byrnes and Ben Cohen Byrnes adviser Wuephoto U S Tightens Inflation Curb by Refusing Wage Boost 0 K Northwest Lumbermen vuui msisieo upon not to secure unam c WaneVn Tst por mity not to secure common agree tion Sunday and the entire ment but to block action I believe that this conference should strive to achieve common agreement on its recommendations so far as it possibly can But 1 would be less than frank if I did not say that those who have in sisted most loudly ort unanimity here have not shown quite the same desire to achieve unanimity Molotov told the conference Thursday lhat the duty or an international conference must be to establish unanimity between all the countries taking part He said the Soviet Union could not agree that 11 countries a simple Turned Down on Pay Increase Approval Washington govern ment stiffened its inflation con trol policies Friday by refusing to sanction a 2nd round of recon version pay boosts in a major in dustry Reconversion Director John R Steclman made the ruling in a case affecting only Pacific North west Lumber workers But his de cision plainly implied that the ad ministration wants to keep wages in line for the time being The governments only remain ing control over wages is a re quirement of federal approval be fore any increased pay costs can be submitted to OPA as a basis for V nfiice uiai 11 countries a simple Pierre Renoir famous French majority should impose their will painter first painted on porcelain on 10 others 800 Persons Stranded on Gambling Ship as Law Hits Los Angeles 800 weary patrons of chance were stranded aboard the floating gambling casino Bunker Mill at h0ljr Fday CaUght in the legal fracas between operator Tony Cornero and law enforcement officers The coast guard cutter Yankton was dispatched to the Bunker Hill to remove a person reported by radio to be acute appendicitis off halted the water taxi fleet serv ing the ship A few water taxis not impounded made some trips and returned with patrons but by early morning only one of the small boats was operating The lone taxi has a capacity of 60 passengers and the roundtrip takes 2 hours A throng of persons was lined up on the Bunker Hills landing incisuii mnerai uy un me tsunKer Hills landing nome with the Rev Alvin Rogr platform somewhat bewildered bv developments and hoping for a w chance to get home Others con at Memorial Park cemetery The tinued to gamble There was Patterson funeral home in charge plenty of food and the bar was fairly busy There was a lack of chairs on board and some dozed standing up Cries of they cant do this to is Admiral Cornero Ill never come on another gambling ship break out the lifeboats and lets swim for it were heard by reporters from the crowd on the landing platform Cornero arrested earlier and released on bond told officers Youve impounded the boats water You get the patrons off ers in every industry should havi received the same raise However at Portland Ore i spokesman for the west coast lum her industry said it will appca the entire ruling In a 2nd wage ruling made pub OUTLINE STEPS NECESSARY FOR GETTING MONEY 15000000 Veterans to Receive Pay for Unused Service Leave Washington President Truman Friday signed into law a ill giving some 15000000 veter ans the right to collect terminal eave pay The bill provides that enlisted jersonncl will be paid for unused urlough time at the daily pay ate of the last grade held plus fO cents a day for subsistence and n the case of those in the upper 3 ray grades with dependents an tdditional a day for quar ers Payment will be made for the mmber of days of due at he rate of days a month of Service less the number of days actually taken Four steps to be followed by discharged veterans in applying or terminal leave pay were out ined officially The steps as listed by the trea sury war and navy departments 1 Obtain from any postoffiee a form entitled claim for settle ment unused leave and an ac companying instruction sheet 2 Fill out this form Help may obtained at any of 3000odct veterans community information or advisory centers or at the office of any state or county veterans service officer 3 Swear to the statements made in the form before a notary public Dr other authorized civil officer Most community information or advisory centers will provide the service free 4 Mail the completed form to gether with a discharge certificate or certificate of service to the appropriate army navy marine corps or coast guard paying officer listed on the reverse side of the claim form Payment will be made by mail as soon as possible and the sup porting documents returned The legislation which also will equalize leave benefits of officers and enlisted men still on active duty calls for payment of an esti mated in cash and interestbearing 5 year bonds to about 15000000 former members of the army navy marines and coast guard It is the first major revision of leave policies in the armed forces in 70 years For those now in service the act limits fhe amount of leave any individual may accumulate to 60 days instead of the 120 days of ficers hitherto could accumulate Those still on active duty who have piled up 61 to 120 days credit as of Sept 1 will be reimbursed in cash or bonds all days over 60 As more leave time accrues at the rate of 30 days a year they must use it or lose it Those who have been discharged will be paid in cash or bonds for accumulated leave up to 120 days between Sept 8 1939 and Sept I The official statement said the discharge certificate which must be forwarded may be the original in a tna wage ruling made put jorwaraea may be the original lie Thursday night a presidential a pholostatic copy or a true copy 1 ort PPrH find h v 4i higher price ceilings Thus Steelmans new ruling serves as a warning that employ ers may have to bear the entire cost of future pay increases granted where workers already had re ceived the full amount coming to them under the existing wage price policy The lumber decision applied to more than 45000 workers in the west coast industry They had re ceived a 15cent hourly increase in wages which was approved by the government as a post war in dustry pattern Then the CIO and AFL unions involved negoti ated an additional 5cent an hour pay boost The nationalwage stabilization board which passes on such mat ters subject to Steelmans review decided that because of lyappointed factfinding board turned down a demand by the In lernational Association of Machin ists fof an approximate 18 per cent pay boost for mechanics northwest airlines The board appointed as the re sult of a strike early last month by the machinists said a prede cessor union had agreed in De cember on a 20cent an hour wage boost to take effect with the changeover from a 48 to a 40 hour week It added that the new increase could not be made under the sta bilization program circumstances it would 3 cents of the 5cent 2nd Sn ap prove crease for application toward price relief WSB said other industries had received 1814 cents an hour postwar wage increases However Steelman in his re view noted that individual post war wage increases had been es tablished industry by industry taking into account livingcost standards and other factors There was no reason he said why work Paul Morrison Named Business Manager of Athletics at Drake Des Moires of Paul F Morrison as business manager of athletics at Drake university was announced Fri day by Athletic Director Russell Cook Morrison also will have charge of sports publicity and promotion He assumed his new duties Aug 1 A Drake graduate of 1939 Mor rison returned to the school in December 1945 as director of the university news bureau He was night editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette before entering the army in 1941 and was on the Gazette staff a short time before taking the news bureau post Morrison was in service almost 5 years serving 27 months in Ha waii New Guinea and Luzon The last year he was editor of the Cockatoo daily newspaper of the 6th infantry division published o New Guinea and Luzon ertifiedbyan authorized state or ocal official If the original has been lost or lestroycd a certificate in lieu of discharge will be issued upon ap iltcation to the Adjutant General t the Army 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard St Louis 20 Mo Dhief of Naval Personnel Navy Jepartment Washington 25 D C Director of Personnel Headquar ers U S Marine Corps Washing on 25 D C Commandant of the CoastGuard Washington 25 D C Army personnel may obtain the proper application form at any re cruiting office If the amount due a veteran is ess than or if he was dis charged before Jan I 1943 pay ment in full will be made by treasury check For amounts of and above payment will be in bonds in mul tiples of S25 with a check for the balance However payment in full will be made by check to surviv ors or guardians of discharged veterans who have died become insane or been adjudged incompe tent The act puts a 1 year limit on the time for applying for pay ments Maturity date of the bonds is 5 years from the date of the last separation from service They may not be pledged as collateral or otherwise used in financial opera tions except for payment of pre miums loans or conversion on government or national service life insurance Distribute Soap More than 2000000 pounds ot soap have been distributed to hos pitals and institutions in Belgium France Greece Italy Nether lands Poland and Yugoslavia by the civilian relief division of the American Red Cross i Jr   

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