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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 55 15 KILLED IN DOUBLE TRAIN WRECK Fox Sell ing Surf Prom Terp for Reported All A BAA CHICAGO DANCE HALL OPERATOR IS NEGOTIATING Fox Family Plans to Remain in Clear Lake If Sale Goes Through Negotiations were under way Friday for the sale by Carl Fox and his family of their 3 gian ballrooms the Surf at Clear Lake the Terp in Austin and the Pron in St Paul in oneof the bigges dealsof its kind in the midwest Prospective buyer Is WiUian Karzaz owneroperator of th Aragon and Trianon ballrooms biggest in Chicago Work on th deal has been under way for abpu 2 months and seems to foe lacking only formal contract signing The amount of money involvec in the deal has not been releaset by either Mr Fox or the pur chaser but the report is it in volves Mr and Mrs Fox plan to remain Clear Lake living in their partrnent until Sept 1 following hich they expect to move into a w home I have a warm spot in my hear or this community and expect to stay here Mr Fox said Mr Fox was reluctant abou releasing the story of the sale unti the deal was completed but news of the pending deal became knowi to the entire entertainment worlc this week when a story giving the details of the negotiations ap peared Mn Billboard magazine Billboard pointed out that Fox one of the best known ballroon I ops in the country and president of the Midwest Ballroom Opera ixjrs association will remain as manager of thespots Whether Karzas will continue policies now in effect at Fox ball rooms could not be determined at this time but the fact that Fox is going to keep his hand on the picture and also the fact that Karzas is not experienced as a territory ballroom operator makes drastic changes unlikely the entertainment magazine stated Mr Fox stated that the same personnel will remain in charge of the 3 ballrooms Henry Vol stead who has been with the company since 1938 is manager of the Surf Clifford Nesbit forT raerly of Garner has been man ager of the Terp at Austin since it was opened in 1938 Earl Hard ing who has been associated with Mr Fox since 1934 and who for merly lived at Clear Lake is manager of the Prom at St Paul The story of the expansion of the For ballroom empire from the time he came to Clear Lake in 1933 in the middle of the de pression is one of outstanding achievement Previous to that time Mr Fox operated a ballroom at LeRoy Minn which burned down in the fall of 1932 He decided Clear Lake was the ideal spot for start ing up again I didnt have much money he said but managed to build the Surf Later he built the Terp at Austin This ballroom burned down on Thanksgiving Nov 22 1945 A Terp twice the size and more magnificent was built and opened last Dec 6 Each ballroom MrFoxbuilt has been larger than the last one The Surf at Clear Lake covers 17000 square feet Thenew Terp at Austin which is 152 by 172 feet has a floor of more than 26000 feet Thegiant Prom in St Paul which he opened in March 1941 is 209 by 195 feet with a floor space of more than 40000 square feet Mrs Fox is a partner of her husband in the ownership of the Surf and Terp and both Mr and Mrs Fox and their daughter Mrs Maxine Warren own the Prom Not involved to the deal are other properties owned by the Fox family adjacent to their ball rooms These include a large su per market alongside of the Prom in St Paul leased to A and P stores and a new building being erected at Austin adjacent to the ballroom to house 16 bowling lanes and a 140 capacity cafe Most of the name bands in the country have appeared in the Fox ballrooms the past dozen years Alaska U Short on CoEds Fairbanks Alaska curricular activities are looking up for coeds at the University of Alaska as registration lists for the northernmost school recorded five men students to each woman en rolled for this year Registration reached an alltime high of 319 students this year compared to last years 91 CARL FOX MRS CARL FOX Photo MRS MAXINE WARREN AUTO WORKERS SEEK PAY HIKE CIO Will Ask Boost of 235 Cents Hourly Soon New York 5 The United Automobile Workers of America CIO will head into its 194V con ract negotiations with demands or general wage increases of 235 ents an hour for its 900000 mem totalof a day Catching up with inflation is n immediate and imperative de mand of our workers union President Walter P Reuther said n announcing the decision of J A Ws international executive oard Thursday night He said the ncrease could be granted without n increase in prices More than a halfmillion more onunion workers in the auto trades also would benefit from ny increases won by UAW Reu her said in announcing demands t a news conference after a board ession Additional demands which can ot yet be reckoned in dollars and ents include proposals for an qualization fund to assure the ame wages for workers perforrn ng the same tasks throughout the ndustry and social security and etirement plans Iowa Lawyers Meet DCS Moines Blaser IBS Moines assistant chief of the ncome tax division office of the ollector of internal revenue dis ussed federal income taxes be ore 650 Iowa lawers here Thurs ay the largest number ever to ttend a session of the annual tax chool Weather Report FORECAST lason City Mostly cloudy and rather cold Friday night and Saturday linnesota Fair and quite cold Friday night and Saturday ex cept considerable cloudiness in southwest Diminishing winds Friday night Low temperatures Friday night 15 below northwest to 4 above southeast owa Mostly cloudy and rather cold Friday night and Saturday occasional light snow southwest and extreme west portions Fri day night low Friday night 12 north to 21 south High Satur day 24 north to 36 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics ir 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Friday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Friday 14 EAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 16 Abandon Hope for 13 Buried in Flat Debris New York IP The twenty second and twentythird victims of a collapsed tenement unidentified nude man in a bath tub and a 6monlhsold were removed from the debris Fri day as rescue workers abandoned hope for the lives of 13 others More than 30 were injured in the tragedy As firemen pulled down the rear section of the splitting roof which had imperilled workers cautiously removing bricks by hand steam shovels were readied to begin bit ing into the huge mound of debris The building in upper Manhat tan which housed 22 families was smashed early Thursday by a 2foot thick wall of an adj6itting ice house Avhich toppled a 5alarm fire in the ice ROUSE Rescue workers toiled allnight in the glare of huge searchlights which played over the 6story structures gaunt remains They had to abandon most of their heavy power machinery and re sort to bare hands and small tools in an effort to avoid another col lapse Shortly after 1 a m nearly 24 hours after the building toppled following a fire in an ad joining abandoned bodies of a mother and 2 children were removed from the debris One child still clutched a gaily wrapped Christmas package Timothy P Guineen assistant fire chief in charge of the rescue operations said shortly afterwards that he doubted there was anyone left alive in the wreckage The blaze which started at about 11 p m Wednesday night was the 2nd in the ice plant in a few hours The earlier one occurring about 5 p m was put out swiftly by firemen Two boys Joseph McCabe 13 and Joseph Elio 10 were arrested Thursday night and held as juven ile delinquents on arson charges in connection with the earlier fire They along with 2 other boys had been questioned by Assistant District Attorney Jacob Grumet lowan Elected Omaha Midwest Im plement Dealers association elected N J Juneman1 of Sloan Iowa president at its 38th an nual convention here Thursdav APPROVE PLAN ON WORLDWIDE SLASH IN ARMS UN Committee Rejects Proposals for Census on Countries Troops New York IP The powerful United Nations political and se curity committee Friday approved the general principles of a world wide arms reduction program and at the same time rejected pro posals for an immediate interna tional troop census Shortly after the 54natipn com mittee had agreed unanimously to a resolution for setting up arms reduction machinery it decided to toss the troop inventory question into the hands of the security council along with the arms lim itation program for detailed con sideration Soviet Russia had initiated the troop census debate by proposing that all nations report immediate ly on the number of troops they had in alien nonenemy countries The question later was broadened to include forces in enemy coun tries and finally domestic troops as well It became so complicated by amendments including a British proposal for a verification and in spection agency that the commit tee became hopelessly deadlocked The final action was on a com promise resolution offered by Assembly President Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium who proposed thatthe assembly call on the se curity council to determine as soon as ppssiblt whaWnforroation mem berstates Invilefifto give In contrast with the unanimity on the broader arms limitation programthe committee found it self snarled in a long procedural wrangle which ended In adoption of the Spaak resolution The compromise resolution re jecting the troop question for the ime being was approved by a vote of 29 to 4 with Russia among ihose against it There were 6 ab stentions The arms reduction resolution was assured of final assembly ap proval when it was adopted by the committee without a dissenting vote White Christmas Due for lowans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lowans are virtually assured of heir traditional white Christmas he weatherman said Friday as he predicted light snow beginning in vestern Iowa Friday night and preading over the entire state iaturday and Sunday The snow probably will remain n the ground as mean tempera ures will average from 5 to 8 de grees below the state normal of 5 the forecast indicated Meanwhile some scattered points lad snow on the ground Friday These included Cedar Rapids with thin blanket of white and Oska oosa where the snow depth meas ured a quarter of an inch AP Wircpholo WRECKAGE OF TRAIN aerial view shows the wreckage of 2 Pennsyl vania railroad freight trains and the lines Golden Triangle passenger train The crack flyer plowed into the wreckage of the freight trains Friday at Coulter Ohio Approxi mately 150 of the passengers were soldiers enroute from Fort Dix N J for a Christmas furlough Pauley Blames Russians for Bad Conditions in Manchuria Claims Long Range Strategic Reasons Behind Red Action IJPj id win W Pauley President Trumans rep arations representative p ut s squarely on Russia the major re sponsibility for the wrecked condition of Manchurian indus try Destruction that accompanied Soviet confiscation and removal of foodstuffs and machinery Pauley declared in a formal report o President Truman indicate here were longrange strategic reasons behind the Russian ac ion The report was dated Nov 12 and has now been distributed to ome congressmen The chaos caused by the So iets1 the report said has pro luced a condition of instability oth politically and economically vhich will take a long time to orrect It left a populace cold lungry and full of unrest With its abundant natural re ources and industrial plants auley continued Manchuria would have been the logical point o begin the rehabilitation of China Pauley who made an inspection rip to Manchuria last June and uly said is con idered o be a conservative esti mate of the damage to Man huria resulting from the Soviet iccupation The difference in condition of he Manchurian industrial plant etween the Japanese surrender nd the dates the Pauley mission GlobeGazette Photo LUCK WAS NOT WITH the 13th was not a lucky day for Selmer C Nelson 1925 S Massachusetts shown here beside his car While he was driving south on S Kentucky avenue about a m Friday he lost control of his car near 8th street and it ran off the east side of the avenue and between 2 highline poles Nelson was pinned in the car until he discovered he could crawl out of one of the rear doors Police took him to the city jaii where he was booked on a charge of careless driving So ended Friday the 13th for him made its survey is appalling the report said How much of the wrecked con dition is a direct result of Soviet removals aid how mach be ascribed to pillage civil war and other indirect consequences of the Soviet occupation cannot be ac curately determined In any case the Soviet government must bear the major responsibility REVEALS GIFT TO BILBO FUND War Contractor Gave for Campaign Washington T New ton Mississippi war contractor testified Friday that he gave 000 to Senator Theodore G Bil bo DMiss to pay campaign ex penses for another senate candi date 4 years ago Newton declared under ques tions of a senate war investigating subcommittee that the money went to Bilbo io help finance the campaign of former Senator Wall Doxey Doxey now is sergeant at arms of the senate In 1942 he was an unsuccessful candidate forsenator from Mississippi after having been appointed to serve out the term of the late senator Pat Harrison DMiss The testimony came as FBI agents hunted for Edward P Terry former Bilbo secretary who asked to be spared from ques tioning in the war contract in quiry rescue of asserted death threats Iowa Fair Board to Ease No Pass Rule Des Moines Iowa state fair board will use a little more latitude on passes to attractions inside the grounds at next years fair John P Mullen fair board president said Thursday Mullen said the board had de cided to ease its no pass rule of this year to that extent It still will apply however to the out side gates he said PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S History Cluh oil North Iowa Navy Mothers club lll Beckjorden Service Station 200 Bobltie and Bettie Brown Wafo 2IIII Nancy Kay Muller Ino John S Nelson Swca city ItHl Hart Motors Inc ntn11 Midland club Royal Neighbor circle Plymollt 2IHI Jn Memory of a Loved One lflit Police Auxiliary association 100 TDK DAIS GIFTS NEW TOTAL SUM 1ET NEEDEn Cheer Fund Needs Boost HE CHRISTMAS Cheer fund still needs that extra bump to fill up the foot in stock ing With only 10 giving days remaining until Christmas it is going to require a flood of con t r i b u tions to make up for the lag Look at the empty space in the stocking and youwill realize that many gifts large and small are needed to reach our goal of Perhaps you are putting off sending in your contribution or maybe it is just forgetfulness Tie a big red ribbon around your finger to remind yourself that TODAY is the day for sending in your gift RIGHT NOW send your contri bution to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa BUY CHRISTMAS SEAtS Bad Weather Hinders Search for Lost Plane Longmorc Wash rains and snowstorms Friday hin dered the search for a marine transport plane missing since Tuesday with 32 persons aboard Veteran mountaineers climbed the rugged slopes of Mt Rainier Thursday when new reports cen tered the planes last position near the 14000foot high mountain The Marine Corps revealed Fri day that an lowan Pvt William E Wadden of Cedar Rapids was on the plane FLYER CRASHES INTO PILEUP OF FREIGHT CARS Many FurloughBound Soldiers Killed in Ohio Railroad Disaster Mansfield Ohio pile up of the Pennsylvania railroads crack Golden Triangle and 2 Ireight trains killed at least 15 persons Friday and caused injuries to an estimated 50 or more Nine hours after the wreck at Coulter 12 miles southeast of here 7 of the dead had been iden tified and 7 more bodies had been found in the wreckage Seven of the known dead were furloughbound soldiers riding the passenger Four of those identified were trainmen Rescue crews with torches still were cutting through the mass of twisted steel and splintered wood in search of other victims Approximately 150 of the pas sengers were soldiers enroutc from Fort Dix J to Chicago for a 12day Christmas furlough The 13car train ploughed into the wreckage of 2 eastbound North lowan Hurt Darrcll Evans 17 son of Mrs Viola Evans 1720 Harding S W Mason City was in Mansfield Ohio general hospital Friday with injuries suffered in the Pennsylvania railroad train wreck near there He was re ported not seriously hurl having suffered burns on his knees Ev ans enlisted in the army at Ma son City Sept 23 from Fertile since then his mother took em ployment as housekeeper for Lynn A Morse at the Central Heiffhis address freight trains which had derailed just a few minutes before at about a m One freight stopped because of a broken air hose and was rammed by a second freight A spokesman for the Pennsyl vania railroad said at Pittsburgh that L Petoskey engineer of the 2nd freight failed to heed an ap proach signal 2 miles west of the accident and thus was unable to apply his brakes in time when a stop signal showed GOO feet from the accident The Pennsylvania spokesman said the approach signal meant the engineer of the second freight should slow down to 30 miles and be prepared to stop the train Pe toskey was not injured The Golden Triangle travel ing west on a parallel track cus tomarily passed that point at 70 miles an hour railroad officials said As the Thiangles 2 locomotives crashed into the wreckage the second coach back broke in the middle and fell over a 30foot em bankment The dead were pinned beneath 4 overturned coaches Eight coaches remained upright on the rails H K Williams Pennsylvania railroad agent here said at least 0 of the 150 troops on the passen ger train escaped injury and were placed aboard a special train and moved into Chicago Two coaches of the passenger train carrying soldiers overturned an dsome of the passengers were trapped in the wreckage Rescue crews with blow torches cut through twisted steel to reach the victims The seats were twisted and fumed every which way Sheriff Frank Robinson of Richland county said of the overturned coaches Physicians and nurses from surrounding communities climbed into the wrecked cars to admin ister aid to the injured The scene was one of terrible havoc Sheriff Robinson reported The rails were badly twisted he added Cross tics were splin tered and torn from the road bed Pvt Kenneth Compton 17 ot Superior Wis a passenger on the PittsburghtoChicago train gave this description I had just lit up a cigaret when I felt the brakes slam on I yelled hit the floor and dropped into the aisle There was a ter rific crash and glass and steel flew everywhere I was thrown outside the car somehow and landed under the wreck on the next track I ran back inside hollering for my pals I couldivt find them and came here on the first ambulance Private Compton who escaped njury told his story in the Mans field general hospital where some of the injured were placed in a student lecture room after reg ular facilities were filled up He was enroute home on furlough from Fort Dix N J Seven Pullman cars of the Golden Triangle which escaped damage in the wreck were re routed and continued on their way   

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