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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C r Of M l T Q V A ti 5 ARCHIVES tO lilt 3 IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 26 I9i6 This Paper Consists of Two One No 274 y M One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W SARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO City WTAD ftuinty WOl Ame Wednesday m WStJl Cllr Thursday p m Our Horse and Buggy Calendar SHORTLY before the adjourn ment of congress in July rep resentativesKarl Mundt of South Dakota and John Kee of West Virginia one a republican the other a democratintroduced a resolution calling for the adop tion by the United States of a perpetual fixed cal endar known as the Worm Mundt happens to be a good personalfriend of mine I hold him in high regard If I knew nothing of a proposal and learned that he advocated it I should at least consider it as worthy of consideration But the World calendar pro oosal is one which for several years has had my indorsement I was pleased therefore when I learned that it had my South Da kota friends active support and sponsorship THE truth is that the nations of the world are sorely in need ol calendar reform Commerce in dustry labor education religion and science all have recognized this need Fourteen nations have given in dorsement to the Prosed cal endar These include Norway Greece Esthoma Hungary and Spain in Europe Brazil Chile 1 I Fern Mexico Uruguay and Pan ama in Latin America Turkey and Afghanistan in the near east and China in the far east Curiously enough the proposal which would naturally be asso i dated with forwardlooking con cepts hasnt registered in an i fective way with the socalled progressive countries America i foremost among them TN addressing a meeting of the Newspaper Advertising Execu tives association at which sub i sequently approval was given to the World calendar proposal Rep V Kee one of the sponsors of the congressional bill commented Our government should as i sume a position of leadership in his improvement The action we I take here will not only be bene i ficial to this nation but will be I influential internationally and helpful to humanity Why then are we so slow in getting around to this long over due reform Thats a question I want to tryto answer in this USE ARMED ON RENT CONTROL ORDERED FOR 3 IOWAGOUNTIES Marshall Webster and Story Dwellings Put Under OPA Ceilings Scarcity of Marrying Males Talk NotTrue Des nioines OPA rent control on dwellings will be estab lished in Marshall Story and Webster counties Sept 1 Walter D Kline state OPA director an nounced Monday Rents in those areas will be rolled back to the levels prevailing July 1 1945 Addition of the 3 counties will bring to 20 the number haviug rent control The order is the result of un warranted unjustified rent goug ing by a minorily of landlords in these localities Kline said in a statement The hardship caused by some landlords in these areas has prompted action by the fed eral government An OPA rent office will be es tablished at Fort Dodge An office at Marshalltown will be designated as a branch and one at Ames as a subbranch of the Des Moines rent office Five representatives from the Chicago regional rent office will come to Iowa to set up the pro gram Ray Crilley and S T Mr Nichols will be stationed at Mar shalltown F L Fox will go fo Ames and Ed McGrevay and Tom Maher will be at Fort Dodge Kline said Personnel i to administer the program will be selected frorr civil service rolls Veterans ant wives of veterans will have pref erence for the jobs he said Th budget calls for 1 area rent direc torattorney at a salary of 60 1 rent examiner clerk stenographers Under OFA rent control regula tions a top limit on rent to b charged for a house apartmen boarding house room parkin space for a trailer or a bed in dormitory is under control A labor committee represen ing more than a dozen unions re cently petitioned Paul Porter na tional OPA administrator for ren control in all 99 Iowa counties anc recommended a study be mac of commercial rents Washington so gals this talk about a scarcity of marry ing males The cold statistical machinery of the U S bureau of the census ground out the information Sun day that America still is the happy hunting ground for the husbandseeking maid Dr Hope T Eldridge expert population analyst quoted statis tics to show there are more single men of marriageable age than there are women seeking them A bit miffed at reports floating around that the war left several million American women withoul any hope of finding a mate Dr Eldridge told a reporter The ratio of males to females hasnt changed much since horse and buggy days There still are more than enough men to go around She conceded that another sort of curvateous beau teous to be considered in connection with marriage pros pects Even with losses in the war there are 1500000 or more single eligible males between 20 and 30 on the basis of the 1940 census said this expert The figures show more females than 997 males to 100 females last year But these Include all sorts of females single married divorced widowed and Incapacitated Dr Eldridge pointed out Not until a woman reaches the age bracket of 75 to 79 does she find there are fewer single men than women In that bracket the proportion is 69000 to 72000 women The explanation she said is that men marry more times than svomen women live longer than Investigate Asks Russia Bombing of to Justify Lake Yacht Reparations Paris Australian dele Detroit fullscale inves gateto the peace conference Mon tigation was ordered by navy ol d proposeii that Russia be called ficials Monday m the accidental Jo ustify her reparations divebombing of a private yacht demands and asked that a in Lake Erie Sunday by 3 navy ial on the spot investigation planes CHE Firsl Quarter 1234567 8 9 Id 11 12 1516 17 18 192021 22232125262728 S 6 7 8 9 10 11 121314 15 16 17 IB 19202122233425 2627282930 First 2 3 4 S 6 7 10 11 13 IS 16 17 18 IB 20 21 J2 23 25 26 27 38 29 16 1718192021 22232425262728 233031 Second Qoltrer S 6 7 8 9 10 U 17 18 2 3 S 6 7 B 9 1011 1213 14 IS 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 29 30 All Members of Manly Railroad Theft Ring Post Required Bonds The 13 men arrested by the F Friday in connectiion with the from freight cars at Manly as ac tual participants or receivers had all posted bonds Monday before U S Commissioner Nathan Lev inson They have all been bound over to the U S grand jury scheduled to meet at Fort Dodge in Novem ber No other arrests have been made since Friday be made of the ability of former s to pay demands i E giiavii mij proposa when it was set afire by a practice Jo the economio comrnission fo bumb the after the Italian com The planes piloted by reserve 1 raission had approved two mor officers on a weekend training paragraphs of the preamble o mission were from the Grosse lie the Italian draft reaty naval air station Navy officials soviet Foreign Minister V said they apparently mistook the described Russia as len white boat for their sirmlarap ient in asking for pearing floating target 1 from Romania when billions o Albert Reisig of Toledo owner dollars of damage has been done of the cruiser suffered minor He pointed out that Russia had in burns and shock I creased the time allotted for pay Charles Desmond secretary of ment from six to eight years the Ottawa River Yacht club who Russia has asked reparation talked to the men when they came from Romania Finland Hungar ashore said they related that the and Italy The United State planes made 3 bombing runs Great Britain and France did n On the 1st run 3 of the bombs include reparations demands dropped but none came any set figure in the draft Ireati he said Only Z bombs WILLS EYES TO BLIND E Sala convicted hammer slayer who was executed at the Nevada State Prison at Carson City willed his eyes to a worthy blind person At the left Mrs Fred A Kail leans over her 72 year old husband on to whose remaining eye the cornea of one of Salas eyes had been grafted Kail lost his sight in a dynamite cap explosion in a mine 25years ago Internationa Sounilphoto 12 Minor Food Items Freed From Control Washington mi nor food items were freed from price control Monday while OPA and the agriculture department made final calculations on the soontobe restored ceilings for meat OPA officials hoped to an nounce early this week the new meat prices at all levels of trade The announcement must come be fore Thursday when price ceilings on livestock are scheduled to go into effect Ceilings for meat sales in re tail stores will become effective Sept 9 The prices will lower than those now prevailing but higher than the old June 30 OFA ceilings in the case of lamb and beef cuts Black and white pepper were among the 12 food items taken off the price control list by OPA Mon day The others were ISC Man to England Canned clahi broth canned Washington J John auerkraut with pork domestic Those Greetings Are Back Washington presidential Greetings are in the mails again Shut down for 2 months the draft machinery is chugging back into action Reception center lines will begin to form next week And by the end of September selective service is reasonably confident it will meet the armys quota of 25000 men in the 1329 age group In June while the whole future of the draft was up in the air only 6400 men were inducted There were no teen agers among them Con gress finally compromised on that issue by exempting 18 year olds but specifying those 19 were to be drafted During the JulyAugust holiday when the war department asked no inductions local boards have been registering and classifying men between 18 and 44 under instructions from Mai Gen Lewis B Her shey national director to limit deferments to individuals in activities indispensable to the national existence Four new categories have just been added to the list of those en titled to most serious consideration for occupational deferments They are college and university teachers home construction workers critical production and transportation workers were close were dropped on the 2nd run The 3rd time they came down one of the bombs struck at the water line near the gas tank Sev eral of the men jumped over board A navy crash ooat which a spokesman said was ill the area to warn off pleasure craft rescued Ihe men Comm F A Brossy executive officer at Grosse He said prelim inary investigalion indicated one of the pilots was at fault in not positively identifying the targel and that proper disciplinary ac tion would follow Names of the flyers were with held pending completion of Ihe investigation Comm Brossy said the where the mishap occurred was in the danger line However he added that the bombers were 2 miles from the actual target Comm Brossy said the practice bombs weigh about 2 pounds and US STILL AFTER SEARCH Rescue Parties Comb Alps High Military Honors for 4 Flyers that the foreign secretaries con ference prepared for the peace parley A concerted campaign by Russia and her satellites against countries separating the soviet bloc from the Mediterranean seemed in the opinion of some observers here to ae taking shape Monday as the peace conference entered its 5th week Indications of such a campaign were noted in these recent devel opments 1 An announcement over the weekend that the Soviet Ukraine was asking the United Nations security council to investigate Greece as a threat to peace in the Balkans 2 Repeated demands by Yugo slavia for Italian territory inthe disputed Vcnezia Giulia area 3 A Russian note to Turkey asking for a voice in the contro of the Dardanelles contain enough powder to send out a puff of smoke when they hit Growers estimate that 450000 carloads of citrus fruits will be produced in the United States during the 19451946 season Justice Department Approves Gifts of Surplus Property NonProfit Educational Institutions Eligible for WAA Transfers Expect 2nd RecordBreaking Attendance at Iowas Fair Third Quarter Third Quarter AUGUST S M T W T F S 1234 5 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 It IS 1617 18 192021 22 23 242 2S 27 28 29 30 ston department of agronomy of Iowa State college will be one of 8 American agricultural experts who will leave for Great Britain about Sept 3 They will be guests of the United Kingdom on a months tour of agricultural sta tions and farming areas Fourth Quarter Fonrtj Quarter Fourth Quarter S M T w T F M T W T F s 1 3 S 6 J 8 9 1011 12 13 14 1516 17 18 IB 20 21 2i 23 24 2S 4 i 6 7 g 9 101 12 13 It IS 16 Ii 1020 21 22n 21 i5 26 27 23 29 30 The YearEnd World Holiday W or 31 December 365th follows 30 De cember every year The LeapYear World Holiday W or 31 June an extra follows 30 June tn leap years M commentary But before I do that I want to consider with you what is desirable in a modern calendar and speculate on whether the so called World calendar measures up 1ODERN civilization by reason of its methods of production and distribution its systems of ac counting and budgeting its habits of work study play and worship calls for a yearly timetable based on reason and logic Foremost among its calendar rc CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 l Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional light rains Monday night and Tues day Cooler Tuesday Iowa Fair in east cloudy with occasional light rains in wesl portion Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy with occasional light rains Cooler in north and west portions Low Monday night 58 east to 62 west Minnesota Mostly cloudy with oc casional rains Monday night and Tuesday Cooler Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 77 49 65 wcct and sour chutney imported nd domeslic processed meat and sh sauces except those contain ng more than 30 per cent toma o Chinese fortune tea cakes im orted and domestic canned plum uddins malted milk tablets and ehydrated sugarcane fiber A much longer list of dec on rolled food products is expected o be issued by OPA next week nd Under the new price control aw OPA must remove controls n all foods except those which he agriculture department finds ire still scarce Other items expected to be de Controlled in the near irobably this under arments of pure silk Waukon Gl Dies in ranee Body to U S GlobeGazette weather stalistics for 24 hour peripdending at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Sunday 61 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 44 Waukon Mr and Mrs Leonard J Campbell of Waukon Saturday received notification from the War department that their son Cpl William Campbell 22 had died in France Aug 14 and that the body would be re turned to the United States He had served throughout the war with the 3rd army reen listed upon his discharge He has 2 brothers in service and 2 others recently were discharged His was the first death in a family of 14 children Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 2 Huge Crowd on Sunday Shatters AllTime Mark for 1 Day Total Iowa Slate Fair Grounds Des Moines alltime attend ance record for the Iowa state fair a break in the became a probability Monday as another huge crowd poured into the grounds after Sundays at endance shattered the oneday record which stood for 27 years AH gates were jammed with automobiles and pedestrians be fore a m and Fair Board Secretary Lloyd Cunningham es timated Mondays admissions at 45000 The biggest Mondays attend ance was 70145 in 1927 while the largest Monday crowd in the last 11 years the fair was held before the wartime lapse was 41689 in 1941 Cunningham had made an early estimate of 70000 Sunday bu 89295 persons poured through the gates to break the alltimi 1919 oneday total of 78612 This brought this years figuri for the fair so far to 210062 com pared to 197591 at the same tim during the 1941 fair The 1929 at tendance through Sunday wa only 166919 bui that year 435385 set the total fair attend ance mark which still stands Th exposition was visited by 42736C By 11 a m the attendance wa 33464 compared with 27576 a the same hour on the correspond ing day in 1941 After the repo of this mornings attendance Cun ningham boosted his estimate t 65000 for Mondays attendance Feature attractions on Monday full show in the fairs fourth da were the opening of the 3da horse racing program and th scheduled sale of 4H champio baby beeves Competilion continued in tl Identify Body of Capt Colin Kelley ament and the allIowa quiz erby for the children Livestock udging was under way in the ock sheep and swine pavilion Thousands attending Sunday ights show saw a spectacular re which destroyed the roof and considerable amount of hay in hay barn on the fair rounds The building was unin ured The fire was brought un er control in about a half hour Saturdays attendance was an ounced by the board as 45580 ersons which despite the heavy ain was not far off the 49909 igure of 1941 Washington f The justice department in an opinion Mon day approved the gift of surplus property by the war assets ad ministration to nonprofit educa tional institutions The ruling was prepared by Acting Attorney General J How ard McGrath following a request by Robert M Littlejohn war as ses administrator McGrath also said that newly formed non profit institutions were eligible to receive gifts of surplus property under the sur plus property act The linnouncement said the opinion was in answer to 2 ques tions submitted in general terms to the department of justice in connection with the disposition o surplus property to states and non profit educational institutions The announcement emphasize that no opinion was requested o given on the merits of any par ticular transactions The WAA halted last Thursda the proposed transfer of 53 sur plus camns and war plants to cdu cailonal institutions pending congressional inquiry into sue gifts At that time WAA ad ministrator Llltleiohn consulted ith the justice department and equcsted the opinion as to WAAs ulhority to make such transfers or health or educational uses The freeze order in effect ilocked the sales and leases of ne property to schools institutions nd local governments until late next month at the earliest since he house committee investigating surplus property will not resume learings until midSeptember WAAs stop order came afterthe committee questioned the sale 100 per cent the Thunderbird airfield in Arizona to the newly organized nonprofit American institute for foreign trade The institute was founded by a group of 15 Phoenix business and professional leaders and 2 former army officers One of the officers Lt Gen B K Yount former head of the army air forces subsequent ly was named president of the in stitute The WAA freeze held up 17 oth er sales covering property with an estimated market value of 850000 in 11 states as well as 35 leases at nominal rentals in 20 states The rentals might run as low as a year BULLETIN Udine Italy ff With ma chine guns loaded and uncov ered an American Flying Fort ress arrived here from Vienna Monday with a cargo of mail and first American plane to fly the normal route from Vienna after the Yugoslavs shot down 2 transports earlier this month The pilot of the Fort Lt William E Hutchins of Los Angeles Cal said he had orders to fly to Udinc and back It was reported here that a Flying Fortress would henceforth make the run daily The bomber carried a 9 man crew but no passengers It was understood here that passengers will not be allowed on these flights Belgrade parties combed the Julian Alps Monday in a renewed search for one mis sing XJ S airman while plans were completed to accord highest mili tary honors to 4 of their com ades killed Aug 19 when their ransport plane was shot down by Yugoslav fighters Four coffins draped with Amer can flags were placed aboard a United Statesmade weapons car rier after the remainsof the air men were reexamined Monday at the village of Koprivnlk scene of their mass burial by Yugoslav peasants An exhaustive examination by United States grave registration representatives and 2 Yugoslav doctors ascertained that it is al most certain the remains of 4 bodies were disinterred from the grave in liny Holy Cross church cemetery said Lt Col Chester M Stratton U S assistant mili tary attache Previously it had been reported that only 3 Americans were bur ied there Stratton said bits of wreckage of the C47 shot down in flames by Yugoslav fighters will be moved in hopes of finding the 5th body Search parties have combed the mountains for it without result Col Richard Partridge the American military attache an nounced that instructions had been received from Paris to send farmers horseshoe pitching toil a s h i n g t o n The long uried body of an unknown sol dier has been positively identified n Ihe Philippines as that of Capt Colin P Kelly Jr outstanding American air hero of the opening days of World err war II The war de partment said in announcing Sunday that the body had lain unidenti f ie d since 3 days after Pearl Har bor when Kelly and a compaa ion met death in the crash of their bomber while returning j from a raid on Japanese w a r ships Now buried in Military cemetery No 1 at Manila his remains may be brought back to the United Stales if desired by his surviving controversy over the effectiveness of air attacks on warships which simmered until late stages of the war Kelly was decorated post humously and credited by the air forces at the time with sinking either the 29000 ton battleship Haruna or one of 3 Japanese sis ter ships Actually according to official The recalled a naval records all survived the in tial Philippine fighting and the rlaruna itself remained afloat un il July 24 1945 whenit was sent o the botlom by carrier planes at Ihe Kure naval base At the time the war department announced in a communique that General Douglas MacArthur con firmed the sinking of an enemy baltleship north of Luzon Kelij and his bomber crew who hac made an attack against heavy odds in their B17 bomber were credited with the feat A more cautious subsequent announce ment said they scored 3 direct hits Returning from the attack against the enemy armada land ing troops for the invasion of the Philippines Kellys plane crashed nlo Mount Arayai 5 miles cast of is base at Clark field on Luzon six members of the crew bailed iut The remains now identified s Kellys were found near the ody of Tech Sgt William J Delchanty Brooklyn N Y which was identified by his metal identi ication tags Kellys body bore no identifica tion tags Tentative identification vas made by a Filipino who tes tified he heard an army sergeant say thats Captain Kelly but conclusive proof awaited the end of the war the war department the remains to the United Slates for burial A Yugoslav guard of honor will remain with Ihe bodies at a mort uary in Ljubljana until they are placed aboard the private plane of U S Ambassador Richard C Patterson for the flight possibly Tuesday to Belgrade Yugoslav fighter squadron will circle Ljubljana and escort the ambassadors plane to the Yugoslav capital Lt Col Chester M Stratton assistant U S military atlache announced Marshal Tilos com pliance with the American re quest for highest military honors The embassy also said that the fourth army would send out new searching parties through the rug god terrain in the vicinity of the crash to seek the missing Amer ican The U S state department in a statement issued Saturday night indicated that whether the Unit ed States would bring Yugoslavia before the United Nations secur ity council for shooting down 2 U S transport planes depended on the efforts of the Yugoslav government to right the wrong done Although Marshal Tito informed Patterson that no one parachuted from the flaming C47 the bodies of only 4 of the 5 occupants have been recovered Only one of the H F been identified definitely This raises the possibility the other member of the crew may still be alive Despite compliance by the Maj Gen Thomas B Larkin army quartermaster general said there can be no question as to the final identification which was made with the aid of information supplied by Kellys widow now Mrs J Watson Pedlow Media Pa and his father Colin P Kelly Sr of Madison Fla A native of Monticello Fla Kelly was a 1937 graduate of Ihe military academyand 2 years later became a military pilot Yugoslav government with U S requests for high military honors and for assistance in the search or the missing the Yugoslav ministry of information made ac cusations against aircraft of Bri ain and the Uniled States Sun day The ministry Esserted that 110 AngloAmerican military planes violated Yugoslav territory be tween Aug day after the first U S transport was shot down and Aug 20 It said that of this number 34 were fighters 57 bombers and the remainder transports Tito declared previously that the purpose of the flights was re connoitcring regions occupied by military units Official and semiofficial news papers in Belgrade called the in cidents part of a planned cam paign which the western powers intended to use to discredit Yugo slavia at the Paris peace confer   

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