Mason City Globe Gazette, December 16, 1946

Mason City Globe Gazette

December 16, 1946

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1946, Mason City, Iowa M I I S Y A fl fo 3 C H I V r 5 A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press and United Press Fun Leased wires FJve Cents a Copy MASON CITV IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 16 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 57 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EAR HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Mason City Sunday 0 m WTAD Quincr 111 Mon p m WOL Ames Tuesday a m WSUL Iow City Thunday p f of Glamor and Tinsel this month I spent a week in Southern California The pretext for the jaunt was a national Associated Press man aging editors conference in Los Angeles But all the other editors present from the 48 states time for things other than shop talk I assure you One of these extracurricular activities took us to Hollywood for a closeup of the movie and the radio industry In my own case I spent most of one day in the Warner Brothers studios and on the same evening I sat in on a national network radio show Sparkle Time With Meredith Willson One night too our entire edi tor group with our wives were the guests of the movie industry at a dinner in the Biltmore Bowl which was credited by the Los Angeles and Hollywood press with bringing together an un precedented assembly of movie luminaries It just occurred to me that you might be interested in a little re port on the reactions of a corn fed reporter to some of these strange and wonderful sights and experiences which came to him in his Hollywood tour of duty THE visit to the movie lot came first So well start with that Our trip to the Warner Brothers were 22 in our party in a specially chartered Tanner bus and it led through the much sungabout San Fer nando valley Enroute our attention was called to the remains of earlyday studios where thrillers such as Birth of a Nation Perils of Pauline Mack Sennett comedies were produced This was in the western edge of Los Angeles Hollywood came later As we entered the gigantic Warner Brothers 80 and forth in front of trie portals with policemen looking on in a sort of bored way Nobody the pickets least of all seemed to know what the shooting was all about Later we learned that while th strictly iurisdictional strike ha had a handicapping effect mos of the studios were able to drai into service from other depart ments particularly the executiv staff carpenters and propert men qualified to take the plac of the strikers A sillier or more unjustifiei strike has probably never beei staged No wrong is even chargei against management FIRE SWEEPS FEED of 100000 was estimated fire which swept the feed mill of the Farmers CoOperative Elevator at Iowa Falls early Sunday Firemen said only snow on the roofs and lack of wind prevented flames from spreading to the adjoining Rock Island and Illinois Central stations Manager John Weddle said the building and contents were only partly covered by insurance Iowa of bush els of feed and grain were de stroyed in a fire here early Sun day morning which swept the feed mill of the Farmers CoOperative elevator with a loss estimated at The fire was discovered about a m by railroad workers but the building obviously had been burning for some time before the alarm was turned in By 7 a m there were only charred rem nants on the ground to show where the building had been Manager John Weddle saiflthat the fire apparently started in the same corner of the building where an oil stove explosion Saturday had caused another alarm to be turned in Mill workers had put out that fire however before the fire department arrived Weddle refused to express an opinion as to the cause of the fire but pointed out that the electric wires entered the building at the same corner in which the stove was located r The building and its contents were only partly covered by in surance the manager said He said the 4story structure a con verted grain elevator contained about 3000 1000 bushels of oats 3 carloads of feed and 2 carloads of buttermilk in addition to quantities of supplies equipment roofing and fencing The building erected in 1870 by the late James S Smith pioneer merchant and grain dealer was covered with sheet metal which prevented firemen from getting water to the flames cxcepi thcough the few openings Only snow on the roofs and the lack of wind savfd some of the adjoining buildings from catching fire also firemen said The Illi nois Central and Rock Island rail roadstations adjoin oneach side CoOperative eleva tor and lumberyard also are close by FOR a half hour or so we cruisec about the narrow streets the movie lot viewing the vari ous types of buildings and archi lecture If the movie under pro duction calls for an Iowa setting the cameramen have only to move down to the end of a certain street If its palac or the lower east side of New York other settings are available And if its a story of the sea such as Mutiny on the Bounty theres a little lake with a bar rel type plunger to simulate furi ous waves Sometimes of course the action is superimposed on ac tual ocean pictures but more often its a trick involving minia ture properties At one point we passed an enormous storage building with doors mirrors bathtubs and lit erally a million other movable items which have to be classified and cataloged for use any time they are called for by the script of the play under production Next we were conducted through a veritable furniture store all items the property of the Warner brothers In it were thousands of pieces of chairs settees tables chandeliers and every other item that could be imagined These too were ar ranged by periods and available for any call our lunch served by the renowned Romanoff we were taken to the beautifully decorated room which was serving as Del monicos in one of the Warner Brothers current productions Wild Irish Rose the life story of Chauncey Olcott Its really going to be fun watching for that particular set when the picture is released and omes to my hometown theater Ronald Reagan remembered by thousands of radio fans in the mddlewest as a sportscaster for 3 Des Moines station extended greetings to the press in behalf Df the Warner brothers Later I chatted with him and 3iscovcrcd lhat hes the same Dutch Reagan I had known in his Iowa days Incidentally I re gard him as the ablest sports Minouncer yet developed by radio MY own table companion at the llimripnn a luncheon was CONTINUED ON mildman PAGE 21 Disarmament Program Rests in Lap of UN Security Body New York The United Nations assembly turned over to the 11 member security council Monday the monumental task of setting into motion a program for reducing the armies of the and de stroying the mass destructive weapons of war Ending an historic 8 weeks session at p m Sunday the top diplomats of 54 nations gave the world its first concrete hope for outlawing war and then headed for home after writing another chapter in roans long search for peace The next regular meeting will be held in New York next Sept 16 but the assembly may be called into special session in 6 months to approve worldwide arms lions which Ihe security counci is to plan in detail It was against a backdrop of a borderless map of the symbol of the one world that man is seeking that delegates in plenary session made these majo decisions 1 the assembly approved a resolu tion calling for a farreaching arms limitation program includ ing the reduction of armed forces and the prohibition of the atom bomb and other weapons of mass destruction To the security council was given the task of working out ma chinery for putting the program into operation Although the council isnot bound by the as semblys action it was regarded as unlikely that any council mem per would take a position in con ilict with the resolution his coun try had approved These were the provisions of he resolution and the basis for he council special ses sion of the assembly to consider neasures by the security counci 0 reduce and regulate armaments elimination of atomic and other nass destructive weapons estab ishment of inspection safeguards not subject to veto against eva sions of disarmament agreements peedup of plans for an inter national police force under the se curity council and a balanced re duction of troops in former en emy territories 2 a yearlong fight he small powers lost their fight o strip the Big Five of their spe7 ial voting privilege in the secur ty council The assembly however adopted watereddown resolution urging he Big Five to use their veto lower more sparingly so that the 1nation security bodys work not be obstructed 3 its first concrete roposal against Generalissimo rancisco Franco the assembly ecommended that all member na ons recall their ambassadors nd ministers from Spain and that he present Madrid regime be arred from membership in any rganizations started by the U N r having relationship with it 4 assembly pproved the transfer of 8 league nations mandates to the U N Ufteeship system thus creating a 10member trusteeship council to safeguard the interests of non selfgoverning peoples and to try to see that they eventually achieve full independence Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave Monday night with lowest temperature Tuesday morning about 510 Snow flurries Monday Tuesday clearing and j BeechIndArthurKnoxT above night cold Iowa Cold wave will spread over entire state Monday night and Tuesday Snow flurries Monday night clearing Tuesday Strong northerly winds Tuesday dim inishing Tuesday night Low Monday night 5 above north west to 15 above southeast Highs Tuesday 10 above north to 20 south Shippers Forecast Northwest zero northeast 5 above south wesl 10 above southeast 15 above Minnesota Cold wave Monday night with temperature falling to 10 to 15 below zero north and zero to 5 above south by Tues day morning Snow flurries Monday night clearing and quite cold Tuesday Strong norther ly winds Monday night and Tuesday night BLAZE ATREINBECK Firemen Fight Flames m Town for 4 Hours Keinbeck ff Damage es timated at nearly resulted from an early Monday morning blaze which was brought under control after 4 hours by the joint efforts of 3 fire departments The fire was discovered at a m in the C J Smith cafe by Night Policeman James Sell The cafe was destroyed with a loss of to the building owned by Warren Mitchell and to fix tures owned by the Smiths Three adjoining structures on the main street of this town of about 1500 were damaged The Mitchell Electric and Appliance company in the Bcmacker building had a loss as did the nearby cleaning firm by Harold Highways Icy Cold Wave Sweeps Iowa CREEDON TAKES OVER NEW U S HOUSING SETUP Long Quits as Deputy Expediter Charges Non Veteran Policy Washington UR Frank R Creedon officially look over as housing expediter Monday with a promise of swift action to carry out President Trumans new hous ing program which has been de nounced by opponents as an in vitation to a boom and bust in real estate He took the oath of office along with Raymond M Foley new na tional housing administrator Creedon promptly conferred with top staff members He indicated he soon would issue orders im plementing the new program which junks the sales price ceiling on new homes and permits any nonveteran to build a house ATorlon E Long quit as deputy lousing expediter with charges hat Mr Trumans new program amounted to a nonveteran non housing policy Long said he was following for mer Housing Chief Wilson W Wy att in resigning because their cf orts to work out an effective housing program had been sty mied far as I can see that pro pam is dead he said The only thing it lacks is a decent burial Long said he failed to see how the revisions inthe housing pro gram announced by Mr Truman over the weekend leftany sem blance of a program The only result he charged is that veterans will be deluded into thinking hat something is being done for hem Wyatt resigned after Mr Tru man failed to support the meas ures he felt necessary to bolster he housing effort Besides Long everal other officials have fol owed Wyatts lead including Jo eph Rauh general deputy hous ng expediter and E A Verpillot special deputy Long was deputy charge of the program Long predicted the plans which Vyatt put into effect would rc ult in 500000 homes and said it vould be easy for those who suc eed him to take credit Mr Truman issued the new re isions with a demand for a vig rous housing program in 1947 fitti Ihe emphasis on renlal units The president among other lings junked the sales rice ceiling on homes provided hat any nonveteran may build a ome if he can get the materials nd wiped out the priority system or homebuilding Mr Truman also authorized a ulge in Ihe rent ceiling lim alion by providing that the gure could be the average ren al in any project PREVIOUSLY REPORTED J Just We Ton 2110 C A R lllll Jimmy Johnson Fertile Auxiliary of sflo Owen Township U Club 011 Mason City Fur Shnppe 1000 Evans Osase 100 Cronln Dexter Auxiliary VOll Joyre Kilmer Club 20l R C elrenslein R Jimmy and Bohby Rantom Western Bohemian Fraternal A5 iocinlion CHy Employes Local Industrial Union 1367 THE nAVS GIFTS 1011 2011 NEW TOTAL M040 CAMPAIGN GOAL JINKUHJ SUM YET NEEDED SH9CO Push Needed in Cheer Fund TAKING a glance at the goa4 set ior this y e k rs Christ mas Cheer Fund and the total of the days gifts it will be evi dent to anybody that the tempo is going to have to be stepped up if Santas stocking is to the afternoon of Thats when the cam paign reaches the finish line Whats needed is more of the spirit reflected in one note which accompanied one of Mondays contributions Am sending a dol lar for Christmas Cheer Fund Id like to help others as they helped me in my time of need Enough said The address for all gifts large or small is Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Dec Stop Suicide Threat After 4 Hour Talk Dubuque IP Harold Hulder man about 30 ot Dyersville Iowa threatened to lake his own lif for 4 hours early Monday mornin in a Dubuque hotel room befor police persuaded him to give u his gun detective Percy Luca said The 4hour vigil in the locke room began when Hulderman tele phoned H G Tyson a Telegraph Herald reporter at a m an explained I think Ive got a slor you might be interested in I youll meet me in the lobby of th Merchants hotel Ill tell it to you Pressed for details Hulderma continued Well you can witnes a guy committing suicide Yes Im the guy They wont let me see m little boy Life isnt worth any thing to me any more The reporter called police wh reached the hotel in less than minutes but found Hulderman locked in his room with a 38 cali ber automatic pistol After more than 2 hours o arguments through the door am transom Hulderman passed an al most full fifth of whisky to of iicers and a short time later h massed the guns bullet clij through the transom At a rn he began makin out his will continuing to holi the gun with one bullet in it chamber and placing it to his hea whenever officers became insisl ent that he change his mind an jive up Ihe gun However a shor ime later he did change his mind irst tossing the last bullet through the transom and then the empty un Huldermans wife has filed sui tora divovce charging cruel an inhuman treatment Hulderman told Detective Lucas he becam despondent after an injunction was issued Dec 6 restraining him from entering a bar in Dyersville and he had not seen his son since that dale The child is Harold Jr 5 months old diminishing Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 27 Minimum 23 At 8 a m Monday 27 Precipitation 01 Snow 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 10 Minimum 4 GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Sunday morning Maximum 24 Minimum 21 At 8 a rn Sunday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 12 LEWIS PRESENTS 10 POINT APPEAL Supreme Court Gets Outline of UMW Case Washington supreme court Monday permitted John L Lewis and his United Mine Work ers to come before it with a 10 point appeal from their convic tion and fines for con tempt The historic case growing out of Lewis flaunting a restraining order intended to prevent the re cent 17day coal strike thus was outlined for the court of last re sort in all its broad legal aspects One week ago the court granted the government request thai il give a final authoritative rul ing on the action of Federal Dis trict Judge T Alan Goldsborough in issuing the restrainer All argu ments are set for Jan 14 Capture Negro After Hour Siege in House Murfreesboro Tcnn ff A Negrowho shot 2 Sficers and touched off gunplay in which 2 others were wounded was re moved from a house in which he had barricaded himself Monday afternoon after the place had been under siege more than an hour The unidentified Negro who be came berserk and went on a shooting rampage while under questioning at police headquar ters was removed apparently not badly wounded Before the Negro was taken from Ihe besieged house a crowd of belween 150 and 200 white men had surrounded the place Des 550000 Dairy Fire Moines estimated worth more than S50 000 was destroyed or damaged when fire swept the Simons Dairy here Saturday night R A Sim ons owner estimated the value of the equipment and said the building was valued at AllSocialist Cabinet Is Set Up in France Leon Blum has allsocialist cabinet Paris formed an with himself as presidentpremier and minister of foreign affair it was officially announced Monday Andre Le Troquer outstanding anticommunist in the party ranks was given the communist covered post of minister of na tional defense with control of the armed forces at home in the col onies and in the occupation zones The remaining key post of the big 3 ministries that of the in terior which controls police and home security forces went to Ed ouard Depreux another moderate socialist Pierre Olivier Lapie a deputy from the Lorraine department of MeurtheelMoselle was named undersecretary of stale for for eign affairs direclly under Blum The new cabinetdesignate which must await a vote of con fidence by the national assembly was summoned to hold its first meeting Monday night vyVets Lea Mess Baltimore navy veterans who think the world is in a mess were on their way Monday on a cruise to the West Indies to get away from everything until it settles down The 4 men all in their early 2fls sailed on an appropriately named 35foot schooner Utopia II Their only plans are to sail to Florida on the inland waterway and then cruise among the West Indies for the next 6 months or a year Brian B Dunne Jr 22 year old former navy ensign from Pasadena Cal was the spokesman for the crew which he emphasized has no captain We think the world is in a mess and we want to get away from everything until it settled down Dunne explained Labor troubles shortages and general unrest have things topsyturvy ARMOUR IN TALK WITH CIO UNION Believe Packing Firm Will Sign Pay Boost Chicago UR Negotiations be tween the United Packinghouse Workers CIO and Armour and Company for a new wage contracl begin Monday amid indications that the threatened nationwide meat strike has been averted Contracts with Cudahy and Wil son already have been completed by the CIO union and by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen An agreement negotiated by the CIO union and Swift and Company is now under consideration by the unions gcneral membership A union spokesman said Sun day that there was no reason to believe Armour would not go along with the others in granting general 7J cent hourly wage in creases and other benefits bring ing the total increases to 12i to 17 cents an hour The CIO membership granted ils strike committee authority to call a walkout if the Big Four pack ers did not agree o a speedy completion of suitable contracts The CIO spokesman said the union was about ready to tear up the strike authorization and that if difficulties arose over the Armour negotiations the strike if called probably would involve only that ompany Cedar Rapids Woman Succumbs to Burns Cedar Rapids Ruth Kurtz Cedar Rapids died at 6 a m Sunday of burns suffered about midnight when a chair in which she was sitting caught fire Firemen said the fire was appar ently caused by a cigaret Firemen said she apparently fell asleep in the chair and didnt awaken until her clothing was on fire Alarm was turned in by other residents of the apartment Building After firemen broke into the apartment they found Mrs Kurtz in the bathroom where she was attempting to put out the fire in her clothing Window Washer Killed Cedar Rapids Balm 35y e a rold window washer was fatally injured Sun day when he fell 4 stories while vashing windows of the Order of Railway Conductors building REPORTDRIVING IN NORTH IOWA Expect Temperatures to Drop to 5 Above in Northwest Section As a cold wave moved into Iowa from the northwest Monday slip pery highways were reported over most of the slate with fog in some areas adding to the hazardous driving conditions In North Iowa motorists were warned to stay off the highways as much as possible because of the icecovered roads and mist caus ing poor visibility Mason City po ice reported 7 minor accidents because of icy streets and high ways Cars were damaged but no personal injury was reported The cold wave moved into the stale from the northwest and the Iowa weather bureau said it would spread over the entire state Monday night and Tuesday with Icmperatures dropping to 5 above in the northwest and 15 above in the southeast Snow flurries were predicted for Monday night The slate highway commission said practically all Iowa highways lorth of a line running from Sioux City through Denison Indianola and Washington were coaled with ce and were very slick The com mission noted that northwest counties had ice and that although highways were normal in the vi cinity of Waterloo Manchester and Dubuque visibility was poor due to fog It is misting throughout most of the affected area and iUsfreci to windshields and road sur faces the highway commission said Drivingis very hazardous Scores of accidents most of hem minor occurred over the weekend due to light snow and reezing drizzles over the state At 3es Moines 50 piled up in a traf ic jam which resulted when 2 cars collided on a bridge Near Fairfield Mrs Albert Mc ntire mother of 7 children es caped without serious injury when he car in which she was riding skidded on the Cedar creek bridge on No 34 and turned over 6 times before it stopped in a field 300 eel away At Davenport Monday a frozen mist and light snow were re lorted Highways were hazardous and the Motor club was advising drivers to use extreme caution Sioux City reported highways jassable but slippery in spots in hat area A cold wind which in reased in velocity from 14 to 30 miles an hour in 15 minutes truck Sioux City Monday morn ng The state highway patrol re lorted all highways wet and slip iery in central Iowa In the Storm area a fog limited visibility o 500 feet RULE FOREMEN CAN JOIN UNION Court of Appeals Gives Decision on Supervisors Washington UR The U S ourt of appeals ruled Monday hat mine supervisors may join ank and file labor unions The decision upheld the right of group of supervisors in the cap ve coal mines of the Jones aughlin Steel Corp to form a nit of the United Mine Workers AFD the union which repre the production workers of le mines Justice Bennett C Clark wrote he courts unanimous opinion he decision is expected to be ap ealed to the supreme court which ily last week agreed to hear an ther lest case involving the col ective bargaining rights of super isory employes In that case a group of super isory employes of the Packard Jotor Car Co sought the right to rganize into an independent nion and bargain collectively The Jones Laughlin mine su ervisors on the olhcr hand ought to join district 50 of the MW John L Lewis catchall oup Miles In Public Relations DCS Moines Miles nsuccessful democratic candidate T governor in the November ection has announced that he ill be associated with the J S urley Advertising Co as a pub c relations counsellor with an fice in DCS Moines He said he ad no plans for the future as r as politics is concerned ;

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