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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa TWENT 6F AHCH I VEI I A NORTH IOWA EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL tan Axoclated Frm United Press Full Leased wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 2 1946 Paper of Two No 45 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGlO MUOD City Suattj o m WTAO tialncT Bl Hon m WO1 Amu XncstUy WSUL Cltr B m Distance Wont Sove Us Next Time THE ONE most predictable fact about the next next war there is to that nobody anywhere in the world is going to be safe merely because he hap pens to be geographically remote from the enemy or thebattlelines That was the one thing driven most deeply into my thinking as robot bombs plummeted around me in London during the height of the remote control siege of that city back in the summer and fall of 1944 just Z short years ago Even without the atomic bomb which cameinto existence months after the time Ive mentioned this prediction would have been well basedandaccurate That weapon of inconceivable power and de structiveness has merely empha sized the correctness of my conclu sion TN PREVIOUS commentaries Ive 1 speculated on what lies ahead for mankind if a war utilizing nuclear energy is permitted to come to pass In this visit with you there fore I am going to consider the role assigned to these robot bombs by Hitler Most of us at the time flybombs and jetpropelled rockets were filling the air over England and subsequently over the western front in Europe proper were prone to set them down as just another nazi terror weapon a concoction designed to make civilian popula tions cave in That I confess is exactly what I as I watched the Vls the pilotless airplane roar over rne from a wonderful point of vantage on the roof of my hotel 9 floors above Piccadilly across Green park from Bucking ham palace understood to be a principal aiming point During my 7 weeks in London I felt heard or saw in that order of fre quency more than a hundred of the cursed contraptions ILL NEVERFORGET how re A lieved I was when a robomb would pass over me with motor still running That meant I was and selfish for I knew full well that my good luck was going to mean death or injury to somebody farther down the line Yes I was certain thoseexplo siveladen craft were terror weap ons that and nothing more And I gloried in the assurance on all hands that Hitler wasnt getting away with it Londoners just dont scare easily They proved this back in 1940 during the Ger man blitz bombing ABOUT everybody every J where had the same notion Its still the prevailing idea But that isnt the estimate of robot bombs that historians of World War II are going to set down in their books Theyre going to say that Adolf Hitler had welllaid plans to win this war with robot bombs More than that theyre going to say he came within an eyelash of succeeding He came closer than any of us now imagine It all sounds pretty fantastic doesnt it But lets take a look at the whole story and then decide how fantastic it really was Lets examine the overall strategy of the flybomb NOW IT IS KNOWN that Hitler planned to launch 50000 robot planes in the direction of London from the PasdeCalais He rea soned that if he launched 56000 at least 25000 would get through Here it should be explained that robot bombs of the Vl type are not aimed they are merely point ed If they plunge within 4 miles of any given aiming point its con sidered a bulls eye London is the one best target in all the world because its the worlds largest and most sprawling city Including its densely popu lated suburbs it covers an area roughly comparable with the state of Rhode Island Any bomb fall ing within its boundaries is almos certain to cause damage and bring deaths BUT TO GET BACK to my story the Hitler theory was that i t 25000 robot bombs fell on London the city would be utterly demol ished that there just wouldnt be enough left to tell that a city onci stood there And from observing at closi f range what happened from a 10th that number of bombs in London i out of the 10000 launched i ready to accept the Hitle assumption London would have been made an Xmarksthespo by 25000 1lon robot bombs So what you may ask Sup London had been wiped off map Dont tell me that thi of one thi worlds have won war for the nazis j Maybe not But lets not be toe ij fsure Lets proceed a bit furthe ijWith the story Lets see if w LV CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AP Wircphoto 100 ESCAPE CHURCH About 100 persons escaped injury Sunday when the St Marks Lutheran church in Cedar Rapids blew up and burned The explosion blew out the end of the church and bulged the walls Cedar Rapids St Marks Lutheran church congre ation Monday sought a new place of worship after a fire and explo ion nearly demolished their rame church Sunday The explosion which blew out he rear wall and made the side of he church bulge came shortly liter about 100 Sunday school children and adults had been rout d from the building by fire Policemen in the nearby police station saw smoke warned those inside and helped clear the build ing just before the blast No one was injured in the fire and blast Fire Chief E P Kohout said gas accumulating within the walls from the fire resulted in the ex plosion Twothirds of the roof collapsed Kohout said the fire was caused by an overheated furnace Members of the church board who declined to make an estimate of the damage said the loss was covered by insurance The narrowest escape from in jury was reported by Donali Spicher 26 who lives next to the church Spicher saw the smoke and ran to the basement door to warn the children who already had been taken out by anothe door The explosion came as h reached the door He threw him self to the ground and rolled ou of danger as the back wall col lapsed Operation High Jump Gets Underway for Antarctic Trip By ALTON L BLAKESLEE A P Correspondent the U S S Mt Olympus at Norfolk Va High Jump the navys huge expedition to the south polar regions prepared to shove off Monday on a 10000 mile voyage lor coldweather testsand newexplorations of the mysteries of Antarctica Four ships the Mt Olympus headquarters and flag ship the Icebreaker Northwihd seaplane tender Pine Island and Destroyer Srownson are sailingsimultaneously with 5 ships from the westrcoast Most of them carry supplies for up to 8 from beef to coffee movies and candy airplanes and 32 Husky dogs The man operation under com mand of Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd will last at least 4 months Most of the men aboard the Olym pus appear enthusiastic and inter ested The ships will sail into tropical weather then into frigid zones ice packs past majestic icebergs that may measure 40 miles long and U S Rejects Red Proposal to Keep Veto Lake Success N Y The Jnited States charged Monday hat the primary object of soviet Russias arms limitations program seemed to be to get rid of the atomic bomb and then place all other arms questions under the United Nations security council where they would be subject to the atomic bomb of the veto Sen Tom Connally continuing the arms reduction de bate before the 54nation political committee of the general assem bly bluntly rejected the soviet proposals as too narrow and too circumscribed Connally made it clear that the United States was opposed to any injection of the veto into the in spection and control machinery which would be set up to make sure that ho nation violated the proposed international agreements on arms limitations He said the soviet proposal while emphasizing that the atomic bomb must be outlawed made no mention of jetpropelled weapons poison gas or other weapons of massdestruction and added We think a mandead of poison gas is just as dead as if he were struck by an atomic bomb We think other weapons must be in forms of these extra ordinary weapons of mass destruc tion REVEAL PACKING STRIKE IS NEAR Ottumwa of local No 1 United Packinghouse Work ers of America have announced to the membership that a strike is imminent in the meat packing industry A mass meeting of membership of local No 1 Monday night at the CIO hall will hear a report by Ed Filliman steward on the Chicago negotiations Filliman is a member of the national board of strategy of the CIO meat packing workers He said the board met last week in Chicago made plans to strike The proposals made by Swift Co are inadequate in the face of present living costs he said Therefore it seems that a strike is imminent He explained that contract nego tiations have been going on be tween the union and Swift Co who he said is pacesetter for the industry i probably blizzards and storms on he worlds roughest sea the Ant arctic ocean The unit leaving Norfolk hopes io pass through the Panama Canal Saturday then give all hands lib erty in Balboa for2 days From Balboa it will head non stop to the Antarctic after rendezj vous with the ships leaving San Diego and Port Hueneme Cal Through the rendezvous the ships will be divided into 3 task groups all under Admiral Richard H ruzen commander of task Force 68 The central group will enter the Ross sea and establish a base on the Ross ice shelf It will also pre pare an airstrip for 6 twinengine planes to be launched from the carrier Philippine Sea sometime in January after the carrier ap proaches as close as possible These planes will be capable of flying 750 miles from Little America over the south pole and back for photographic and geo logic mapping The eastern and western task groups will work up opposite sides of the continent and may circle it and meet if the weather permits Using amphibious planes and hel icopters they will send out prob ing aerial fingers that may map an area as large as the United States Rev DeLoss Marken Takes Hospital Post DCS Moines Rev de Loss Marken wartime chaplain of the 34th division has resigned as pastor of the College Avenue Christian church to become chap lain at the veterans hospital He had been pastor of the church 18 years NORTH IOWA MAN DIES IN WRECK Auto Accidents Kill 2 OtherIowaPersons By PRESS Four persons suffered violen deaths 3 as the result of autoino jile accidents in Iowa over th weekend At New Hampton Sherif George C Murray said Monda hat no inquest would be held i he death of Joseph Anderson 35 New Hampton farm hand wh s accidentally drowned earl Sunday morning when his auto mobile failed to make a curve miles northeast of here an crashed through a bridge railing dropping 25 feet into Crane creek The sheriff said that Anderso was apparently stunned an drowned in 2i feet of water th car having turned onto its top Anderson had left New Hamp n about midnight the sherif iound and the accident is believe o have occurred about 1 a m It was Chickasaw countys 3r auto fatality this year Anderso s survived by his father also Brother in the army in Germany At Carroll Michael Sellen 5 was killed Sunday when he ra in front of an automobile whi crossing a street in fr6st of hi home Sheriff Tom J Finega said In the collision of a railroa switch engine and an automobi at Des Moines Saturday nigh Mrs Elizabeth Cottrell 55 of Car lisle Iowa was killed and 2 othi persons injured one seriously A hunting accident claimed th life of Edward Gilrnore 18 Mis souri Valley Iowa high schoi senior near Modale Spencer Jeweler Dies Spencer tfP Sumner Kunat 59 who had been a jeweler i Spencer for 37 years died at h home here Saturday Survivors in elude his father Herman Kunat who founded the jewelry busine here in 1881 Plan Natural Gas for Big Little Inch Lines TRIAL JUDGE TO GIVE EVIDENCE AGAINST LEWIS Goldsborough Plans to Show UMW Leader Disobeyed Injunction Washington Judge T Alan Goldsborough announced Monday at John L Lewis con empt trial that the court itself will present evidence Tuesday ending to show that the UMW eader did not obey a restrain ng order in the soft coal dispute If the testimony establishes that act the federal district judge iaid it would tend to leave Lewis and UMW in the technical posi ion of a contempt of court The jurist added that it also would tend to establish that the strike of 400000 mine workers was in violation of the Nov 15 court order which instructed Jewis to call off a work contract ermination notice Judge Goldsborough Monday refused to admit into John L jewis contempt trial a news reel record in which Lewis purported y said that last springs coal strike agreement would prevail for the duration of government operation The statement mitted in the trial if the court sees ough ruled however Chief government counsel John F Sonnett had sought to place the transcript in the record to sVow he the Workers in cancelling thi UMW work contract with the government on Nov 21 The con tract termination signalled a walk out by 400000 soft coal miners Counsel for the United Mine Workers while admitting that Lewis made a statement to news reel cameramen upon conclusion of last springs 59day coal strike objected to its admission in the contempt trial on grounds that it was irrelevant because it was made 6 or 7 months ago No Human Touch for Bossy Chicago a cow no longer is a fingerexercise Instead it has become a process almost untouched by human hands harles O Saucrman 19 Crown Point Ind 4H club dairy award inner said Monday Here is how he milks his purebred herd of Ayrshires He prepares 4 buckets Two are filled with a warm chlorinesolu on One is filled with cold water The 4th is empty With a clean rag he washes the cows udder with the chlorine olution He throws the rag in the empty bucket With a strip cup lie tests the cows milk and starts it to flow Then e attaches the milking machine He waits 3 minutes The milking is He washes the cups of the milking machine in cold water then in ie warm chlorine solution The milk from the machine is poured into a large creamery can nd stored in a cooler until shipment My father cant see the need for all those pails Sauerman said but hes coming around slowly1 The reason he said was that sanitation was producing profits may be ad at a later date fit Goldsbor Investigate BusTrain Crash 1 Dead 6 Hurt St Cloud Minn gations were under way Monday into the collision of a Greyhound bus and a Northern Pacific train here Sunday night in which the crossing watchman was killed after witnesses said he waved the bus across the tracks Peter Zindler 70 of St Cloud the watchman was killed instantly when the westbound bus was hurled against him after being struck by the train Six bus passengers were injured including Richard Sartell the driver who prevented a more se rious accident by swerving his bus in the direction the train was mov ing to avoid taking the impact di rectly New Mexico President for Pacifist Policy Mexico City Ale man Mexicos firststrictly civil ian president took up the dutie of his 6year term Monday ready on record for a pacifist1 policy in world affairs and con tinental unity in the western hemisphere Expect Decision This Week on End of 2 Month Draft Holiday Washington IP An army decision is expected this week on whether to resume the draft in January after a 2 month step manpower advisers are reported to favor Officials said recommendations are in the hands of Secretary Pat terson and General Dwight D Eisenhower chief of staff awaitini action Those advisers favoring a call on selective service for a quot next month are understood to contend it would spur voluntee recruiting as well as ing trend that the draft flfecisio it Latest reports show volunteer recruiting took an upward turn in the 3rd week of November after a steady decline for more than a month Recruits including regulars who reenlisted or ex tended shorter terms of service to 3 years totalled 5006 compared with 4444 the previous week But for the entire month a total of only about 20000 was ex pected representing little more than half the 37000 monthly fixed by the war department as a min imum requirement of the regular army It war lo determine the rfiruit has been postponed since s th October quota of 25000 was unex pectedly cancelled when one hal filled along with the November quota of 15000 Selective servic was informed at that time tha there would be no more calls fo men from the war department a least until after the years end The action was laid to a tempo rary state ofarmy overstrengt which has since been reduced b discharges It left selective servic with a backlog of qualified regis trants between 19 and 25 consid ered ample to meet renewe monthly calls of 25000 the firs quarter of 1947 owans Winning Top Honors in international Livestock Show Chicago they were shown in singles 10s or by car oads animals exhibited by lowans young andold were winning rand championships reserve championships and piles of blue ribbons t the International Livestock exposition And in the judging and show rings representatives of the Hawk ye state were gaining recognition In 3 weekend events lowans took both the grand and reserve hampionships with their animals lowans also showed the champion tate group of 10 baby beeves and t he champion county group of hose A 1260pound Hereford steer hown by pretty 15 year old red laired Phyllis Bonnater of Kes vick was judged junior champion teer of the 47th annual show and Dwight Tabkes 970pound Aber deen Angus was judged the re erve champion Tabke is from Woville TheSchmidt brothers Fred and Jeorge of Delmar showed Aber deen Angus middlcweights in the 1050 to 1150 class to win the grand championship in the car load jots fat cattle show Hereford Jightwelghts in the 1050 pound class shown by Karl Hoffman Ida Jrove won the reserve champion hip The grand championship in the carcassonthehoof contest was won by an Aberdeen Angus steer shown by Clarence and Kenneth Goecke of Slate Center while an other lowan Virginia Steward of Rose Hill exhibited the reserve champion in this class a Short lorn In the carcass on the hoof class B F Held and Sons of Hinton ook 3rd behind the Goeckes and Virginia Steward with an Aber deen Angus Hugh Morris Ains worth exhibited the champion oad of Shorthorns in the car load at cattle division In the county group of 3 animals the junior division 3 Jasper county youths of exhibited he champion trio of animals Showing them were Howard and Lucille Ritter Reasnor and Ken eth Murphy of Ira The Jasper county animals won the Iowa contest with the Polk county exhibits second Story county cattle third and Mahaska county animals fourth Iowa also took top honors in the state group of 10 animals event The 10 beeves which won this award for the state were shown by Ralph Halstrom Cherokee Dorothy Wolf Remsen Lucille and Howard Ritter Reasnor Dvight Tabke Moville Merle West Altoona Phyllis Bonnater 2 Keswick Stanley Held Hinton and Richard Fincham Ames Th Iowa Stale college judging team tied with Nebraska for sec ond place with 4510 points each in the collegiate livestock fudging contest which was won by Ohio State universitys 6man team SEEKlEAGfFOR SCHOOL STRIKE St Paul Minn city council and the St Paul Parent Teachers association M o n d a j called for charter amendments to pave the way for settlement o the teachers strike now in its 2nc week The city council refused to give any answer to the latest proposa of the teachers to end the strike launched Nov 25 closing 77 schools to 30000 pupils stating that it contained nothing that had not been answered already In Minneapolis the school boart passed a noon deadline withou comment on a proposal made b the Federation of Men Teacher demanding an an nual salary increase next year ti be followed by annual salary boosts in 1948 and 1949 Their or ignal strike plans were held in abeyance Nov 25 after a proposa of the school board for a cost ofliving bonus and salary ad justments of and 5800 in an nual salaries in 1948 and 194 were accepted tentatively by th union negotiators Mason City Shivers n 2 Above Reading The mercury climbed upward ver Iowa Monday after dropping o a seasons record low of 2 de Tees above zero Monday morning t Mason City and to relatively ow readings throughout the state A low reading of 4 above zero was reported at the KGLO trans mitter station early Monday morning The 2 above tempera ture was re ported by the weather station at the Mason City airport I n c r easing southerly winds were forecast for Iowa Mon day night and Tuesday and iccasional light rain or snow was expected in the north and west ortions Monday night and Tues day morning according to the bwa weather bureau Other low readings included 6 degrees at Fort Dodge Spencer Atlantic and Cedar Rapids 7 at Ames Lamoni Waterloo and owa City 8 at Davenport and Os kaloosa 9 at Charles City 10 at 5es Moines and Ottumwa 11 at Sioux City 12 at Dubuque and Jurlington KRUG REVEALS MOVE TO FIGHT COAL SHORTAGE Movement Will Begin in Next 5 or 6 Days From South to East Washington of the Interior Krug said Monday the government plans immediate movement of natural gas through the big inch and little inch pipe lines to help relieve the coal shortage We expect to begin movement of natural gas in the next 5 or 6 days at the rate of 50000000 cubic feet a day Krug told the house surplus property commit tee Within the next 45 days Krug said gas can be moving at the rate of 150000000 cubic feet a day over the 1500mile warbuilt pipe lines from the southwest to the eastern seaboard The gas can be a help in the fuel shortage caused by the coal strike Krug said but it is not the answer He testified that even the movement of 150000000 cubic feet of gas a day would amount only to the fuel equivalent of 6 000 tons of coal while the normal daily coal production exceeds 2 000000 tons The secretary said the Tennes see Gas and Transmission com pany will operate the pipelines under a lease during the emer gency period FREEZING HEADS GOP WOMEN West Union Mrs hurfler C Carrnichael Hawkeye has been elected president of the Fayette County Republican Women suc ceeding Mrs H G Streight of Del Case Against Petrillols Thrown Out Chicago Federal Judge Walter J La Buy Monday dis missed government charges of vi olating the Lea act filed against that Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Mostly cloudy with rising temperatures Monday night and Tuesday and occasional rain or snow north and portions Monday night Tuesday forenoon Lows Mon day night 20 east and 2326 west Highs Tuesday 4246 In creasing southerly winds be coming 25 miles per hour Mon day night and Tuesday Mason City Mostly cloudy with rising temperatures and in creasing southerly winds Mon day night and Tuesday Occa sional light rain or snow Mon day night and Tuesday fore noon Lowest temperatures Monday night 2226 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with occa sional light snow north and west portions Monday nigFlt and over most of state Tuesday Warmer Monday night becoming colder Tuesday afternoon and night Southerly winds near 25 miles per hour Monday night shifting and diminishing Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum James C Petrillo holding the act is unconstitutional Petrillo president of the AFL Federation of Musicians had been accused of violating the Lea act by calling a strike at a Chicago radio station in support of a de mand for hiring additional mu sicians whom the station con tended were unnecessary The Lea act was passed by con gress to prohibit compelling or at tempting to compel broadcasters to hire more employes than are needed to perform actual serv ices In an 8page opinion Judge La Buy said the court holds that the Lea act violates the fifth amend ment because of indefiniteness and uncertainty in the definition of a criminal offense violates the first amendment by its restriction upon freedom of speech by peace ful picketing violates the fifth and thirteenth amendments by its light restriction upon employment of west labor and violates the fifth and amendment by an arbitrary clas sification as between employers and employes as to other commu nication industries U S Attorney J Albert Woll who prosecuted the action against Petrillo said Judge La Buys rul ing would be appealed direct to the U S supreme court 19 4 12 34 32 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 35 Minimum 8 At 8 a m Sunday 8 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 29 5 Killed 6 Injured in Tram Collision Angora Minn UR Railroad officials were questioned Monday as authorities began their investi gation of the headon collision of 2 Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific railroad freight trains which killed 5 trainmen and injured 5 others The collision occurred early Sunday when northbound and southbound trains traveling on a single track met at the top of a grade The line is operated by the Canadian National railways The dead were Engineers Ed win Nordeen 50 Minn and Willard Young 58 Duluth Minn Fireman Paul Kelly 42 Duluth Heights Minn and Brake men M H Peterson 25 Britt mount Minn and E G Gergdahl 33 Virginia Minn Iver Keith 40 Hopper Minn a fireman was the most critically hurt of those in jured Steel Leader Dies Philadelphia ff Edward G Budd who gave America its first allsteel automobiles streamlined railroad trains and stainless steel airplanes is dead at the age of 75 He died Saturday nieht
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