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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIU Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 61 Gromyko Flatly Refuses to Vote OK US ATOM PLAN IN PRINCIPLE International Thoto VETS GIFT RESTORES GIRLS Ellen Frie sen right stricken blind 12 years ago by measles ad mires her reflection after an operation partially restored her sight Her vision is a gift of Chester Rnirk left Sac ramento Gal veteran who donated a cornea when doctors informed him removal of his left eye was necessary be cause of a tumor Truman Advocates Universal Trainingfor American Youths Talks to New Advisory Group on Setting Up Plan for Young People Washington P resident Truman Friday urged universal training for American youths as insurance for continuation of our form of government Mr Truman spoke informally to his new advisory commission on universal training which was named Thursday The 9 members of the commis sion held an organization meeting at the white house Friday and elected as chairman Dr Karl T Compton president of Massachu setts Institute of Technology Mr Truman stressed that he did not want the universal training program regarded training program as a military I want the word military left out he said The white house an nouncement Thursday referred to the advisory commission on uni versal military training Mr Truman envisioned a uni versal training program for giving our young people a background in the disciplinary approach of getting along with one another in forming tfiem of their physical 1 nake up and what it means to ke care of this temple which Hi id gave Us BThe president urged the com 61ion to call as witnesses the ffe etaries of state war navy and or for information on univer fl training He also advocated they go outside the executive branch and talk to house and sen ate leaders The committee was told to study the basic need as well as various plans for universal military train ing in relation to overall planning for the national security There will be subsequent recommenda tions to the president FORD MOTOR TO CLOSE FOR WEEK Metal Shortage Causes Nationwide Shutdown Detroit Ford Motor company Friday announced a weeklong holiday shutdown of na tionwide operations affecting 90 000 employes from Dec 24 to Jan 2 because of critical metal shortages Only 7day operations such as coke ovens blast and open hearth furnaces and steel rolling mills will continue during the shut down Salaried personnel will not be affected except on Christmas and New Tears day D S Harder Ford vice presi dent in charge of operations blamed the holiday and loss of 4 production the recent 17day coal strike The critical shortages were re ported in steel and malleable and grey iron castings Shorten Work in Pits London UR The work week in British coal mines will be shortened to 5 days beginning May 2 except in pits where arbi tration is underway the national coal board announced Friday ORDER CASE TO RESUME TALKS NLRB Rules Unfair Practices by Firm Washiron national labor relsi ons board charged Fri day that an unfair labor practice by the J I Case company was the cause of the yearold strike at its Racine Wis plant The company which manufac tures farm implements was or dered by the board to begin im mediate negotiations with the striking United Auto Workers CIO on a closed shop and dues checkoff basis The union has been on strike since last Dec 26 If the company fails to comply with the bargaining order by Dec 27 the board said enforcement will be sought in the federal dis trict court in Wisconsin The board found unanimously that Case had committed an un fair labor practice by refusing to bargain on the closed shop de mand of the union since Oct 8 1945 thereby causing this strike The company has refused to dis cuss the closed shop because it claims the demand conflicts with parts of a letter which the union signed Feb 61937 the board said It cited the letters guarantee of the right of nonunion members to bargain individually with the company Mortimer Reimer NLRB trial examiner said the company asks that the document be treated as a contract in perpetuity and that the union cease forever to assert its legal rights inconsistent there with realistically this could re sult in the complete dissolution of the union Estimate Fire Damage in Minneapolis Grain Elevator at Minneapolis recorded the worst year for fires in history Friday as officials of the Froedtert Grain Malting Co in Milwaukee estimated that the fire which destroyed the com panys elevator here did 000 damage At the same time the fire de partment arson squad began an investigation of the blaze which Fire Chief Fred Lockart said might have been caused by an overheated shaft housing on an elevator device The company officials said their loss was fully covered by insur ance Meanwhile Arthur Spoilswood chief of the Minneapolis fire pre vention bureau said that the loss brought the 1946 total to more than compared with a previous high of in 1945 George Lockhart chief engineer for the fire department blamed an inadequate water supply for part of the elevator loss He said firemen had to use 12 to 16 pieces of pumping equipment on one and onehalf miles of hose be cause the water supply was so far away 85 Escape Death in MidAir Collision PLANES TANGLE AT 2000 FEET BUT UP OK Pilots Quick Thinking Saves Lives Only 1 Person Gets Head Bruise Washington UR Government air inspectors agreed Friday that only one chance in a million saved 85 persons from flaming death Thursday night when 2 big luxury airliners collided at 2000 feet over Aberdeen Md The 2 New York to r Miami operated by Eastern Airlines the other by Universal one another at terrific speed but thanks largely to a quickthinking Eastern pilot the 2 ships broke loose without serious injury to the 85 passengers and crew members aboard them A few of the passengers on the Universal plane suffered bruises and abrasions Aboard the East ern airliner 3 year old Beverley Ann Bouton of Baldwin L I N Y was the only casualty She suf fered a slight bump on the head Shaken passengers said it was just a question of 3 inches either way that kept the planes from colliding fullon and turning into flaming coffins for passengers and crew alike Civil aeronautics administration officials who immediately began an investigation said upon exam ining the planes that passengers in both escaped death by ortlyLone shot in a million The EAL plane a 4 engined DC4 left New York Thursday aft ernoon crowded with 56 holiday bent passengers and 4 crew mem bers The crash forced it to forego its scheduled nonstop flight to Miami and to stagger into Wash ington National airport with its undercarriage ripped and its ele vators wobbly The Universal plane a twinen gined DC3 carried 22 passengers Puerto Ricans and 19year old Miss Lois Greybill of Wash ington 3 crew members It crash landed at Philips army field Aberdeen just below the scene of the collision Eastern Airlines Capt Joseph Kuhn of Miami said the quick thinking of his copilot R 3 Brown also of Miami saved the 85 persons aboard the 2 ships Brown saved the day Kuhn told reporters I was at the con trols at the time and didnt see the other plane at all Brown saw it literally grabbed the controls out of my hands and tried to pull us out of it He pulled us up a bit but couldnt get us out of the way en tirely Brown said the Universal plane was only about 2 seconds away when he spied it Eastern air lines said theUniversal ship ap peared to be banking for a land ing at Philips field The top of the Universal planes cabin ripped through the under side of the Eastern fuselage with a screech Capt Henry Norris of Cambridge Mass pilot of Uni versals DC3 said the impact broke his planes hydraulic fluid system and sprayed the fluid over passengers and crew Norris told his superiors in Mi ami by telephone that he failed to see the Eastern airline planeuntil the crash Mary Martin in London London UR Mary Martin opened in Noel Cowards new musical Pacific 1860 at the Royal Drury Lane theater Thurs day nightbefore a bejewelled au dience of cheering Britishers It was Miss Martins first appearance in England and marked the re opening of the 283yearold the ater which had been closed since the beginning of the war PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 987111 Majon City Klwanls Club D C J Freddie Delahoyde Monday Club InMemory of a Soldier Womans Relief Corps No 72 Junior HIF Fred Tubbeainj Mike McCoy Elaine Hunltr N Cen Iowa Rod Gun Club Congregational Womens Guild From Nancy Justrite Club Unnamed Friend M C Day Nursery Friendly Neipbor Club Hanltown Thornton Womens Club Mrs Frank Carrington Va Service Club Central Heights W L P Company D A V Auxiliary Dennis Julie Kay Feterson TylerRyan Furniture Co Marthas Mission Circle Kensctt Bert Sunlken Aleservey Lakes Ambitious Vestae Henry Nannenja Klemme Sue Dick C M St P K R Machin ists and Helpers Bfll M C IT S Home Rooms JD1I THE BAYS 28IS NEW TOTAL 12887 fioo ioo 200 loo fiOO 500 1000 fiOO 500 100 200 247 100 500 1000 soo 1000 fiOO 200 1SOO 500 201 250 200 SiOO 150000 CAMPAIGN GOAL SUM YET NEEDED Cheer Fund Is Close to Goal OW QUICKLY THE TIDE CAN CHANGE in the case of the C h r istmas Cheer Fund in the past 3 days When the week the fund was scarcely at the onethird mark now its only 523127 from the goal North Iowas gen eroushearted people really have swung into action Fridays enormous spurt to ward goal resulted from 2 out standing contributions one of from Mason City Kiwanis club the largest ever received from a service clubr the other of from the students of Mason Citys nigh school contributing through their home room organizations The contribution of listed an ihe previous cheer fund report as coming from the Mason City I O O F lodge No 224 has an interesting history The money was given by the lodge to the children of the Odd Fellows home The children turned it over to the cheer fund For these gifts and all others those in charge of raising the fund are extremely grateful Were resolved never again to doubt the extent of our communitys enerosity at Christmas time The 1946 Christmas Cheer Fund effort will come to a formal close at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon So either bring your gifts to the GlobeGazette business office or mail them to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Steak Enroute to Louisiana Governor Kansas City a 4 pound steak valued at S3000 on the way to Gov James Davis of Louisiana Friday Railway express agency officials questioned the valuation as the package was prepared for ship ment and telephoned the shipper Edward Williams president of the Williams meat company Yes that valuation is correct Williams said Theres a 4pound steak in the box that Im sending my good friend and schoolmate jov Jimmie Davis for Christmas That piece of beefsteak is off T O Pride that prize steer I bought at he American Royal Livestock and Horse Show for I figured the price of this one I steak at S3000 WILLOWBROOK PLANS BLOCKED BY COUNCILMAN Kelly Objects to City Accepting Low Bids of Firm for Improvements Plans for completion of the development of Willowbrook ad dition to Mason City were blocked Friday by Councilman E J Kelly He objected to the city councils accepting the low bids of the Willowbrook Development com pany for paving sewers curb and gutter The bids totaled Bids on the 6 contracts were as follows Curb and gutter soil cement gravel surfacing bituminous pav ing storm sewers 95985 and sanitary sewers 09260 After the objection Councilman Fred A Steffen moved to adjourn until a full council was present Councilmen Emil J Koerber and Henry Rheingans were absent After some discussion the council adjourned to p m Dec 26 Mr Kelly objected to acceptance of the bids because in his opinion the city council would be giving rights to the new addition which were not given to older previous ly platted districts He stated I object because the city is ob ligating itself by improving the addition They are investing the taxpayers money and becoming a full partner in Willowbrook company giving this place prior rights over other parts ofthe city of long standing with several houses First the citys investment in putting in mains hydrants and private connections is unfair to other additions in the city And in presenting the plans for final approvement the ordinance was not complied with for the reason that Willowbrook did not file an accompanying bond with the final plat I have had complaints that the city is in the real estate business Other parts of the city have been platted for 30 years without im provement We spent for culverts and for water mains and there isno benefit to be derived except from the 10 per cent an nually Frank D Fearce the developer of the addition answered by say ing that he had taken every safeguard to insure that the city is not investing any money The bonds which would pay for the special improvements would be an obligation against the property and not against the city he de clared The city solicitor and city water superintendent agreed that the procedure in the present case was the same as that in every other sewer water and paving project In answer to a question by Mayor Howard E Bruce City Sol icitor Charles E Cornwell ex plained that if no houses ever were built in the addition the water mains would be paid for by the developer at the rate of 10 per cent each year for 10 years He added that there was no way in which the city could lose any money Councilman Harold E Jennings said that he understood Mr Kelly as objecting to the city being a party to the final development of land without houses Mr Pearce informed the coun cil that a third pf the lots in the addition already have been sold to persons expecting to build on them He added that he already has posted a bond to guarantee the city against any loss in case pay ments to the city for water are less than the cost of the water installa tion The mayor declared that he was unable to understand what Mr Kelly was trying to get at and Councilman Safford W Lock stated the belief that Mr Kellys complainants were misinformed Dies Laughing at Own Joke Phoenix Ariz UR Sevenly threeyearold Loren Porter Mich ael literally died laughing at his own joke doctors said Friday Michael told service station at tendant Arnold Lucas he had taken his car from Chicago to Phoenix on one tank of gas then explained he had it shipped by train He laughed so hard at his joks he sufferer a heart attack AP Wirenhoto COMEDIAN BUYS DOGS FOR KIDS Comedian Alan Young holds up one of the homeless dogs he bought at the citys animal shelter Thursday for scores of children un able to pay the normal fee of and Young promised to buy dogs for the first 100 children in line as his Christmas present to them Soil Conservation Shown in Crop Goals for 1947 Iowa Soybean Acreage Is Boosted Corn and Oats Get Reduction Des Moines emphasis will be on soil conservation in the 1947 crop goals for Iowa farmers A 28 increase in soybean acre age was called for in farm produc tion goals set Thursday by the Iowa TJSDA council and the state production marketing administra tion Slight reductions in corn and oats acreages were listed Departing from previous prac tices no county quotas will be is sued for 1947 A J Loveland state PMA director said with the state goals to be guide posts primarily for Iowa farmers Its going to be up to each farm operator to work out his own situ ation keeping in mind that we have been mining the plant food out of the soil during the war he remarked The council recommended a corn goal of 10500000 acres a 5 reduction from this years goal and an oats goal of 5570000 acres a 7 drop from the 1946 figure The soybean goal was the high est ever set for the crop in Iowa and reflected the shortages of fats and oils in this country and abroad Loveland said the soybean goal was approved only on an emergency basis to meet the cur rent demand for oils The agriculture leaders devoted considerable time to discussions of support prices It was recommend ed that the 1947 support price for soybeans be the same as estab lished for the 1946 crop a bushel or 90 of the comparable price on Oct 1 1946 whichever is higher A a bushel support price for flax was recommended by the council because flax is a high risk crop The flax goal was set at 150000 acres which is 3 times that of the 1946 indicated crop The group also asKed the gov ernment to establish a support price for hogs for the period be yond next Oct 1 as soon as possi ble explaining that the major por tion of the 1947 spring crop is scheduled to market after that date No further recommendations were made at Thursdays meetings on sows to farrow in the spring on which an 18 increase was asked earlier In general the council followed closely the recommendations made by U S Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson All revised goals will be subject to Washing tons approval Arline Judge to Wed Hollywood Judge Friday planned to wed tinplate heir Henry J Bob Topping Tr her former brotherinlaw as soon as she divorces her 4th husband BRITISH READY TO FREE BURMA Move Draws Angry Blast From Winston Churchill London UR Prime Minister Clement Altlee announced Friday that Britain was ready to give Burma her independence draw ing an angry blast by Winston Churchill against carving any such slice out of the British empire Churchills oratory was at its best as he charged that the labor government has in fact shorn Burma from the British crown in the process of the decline and fall of the British empire Attlee told commons that the 1st step toward giving Burma in dependence within or without the commonwealth would be taken soon Burmese leaders will be invited to London to discuss selfgovernment for the colonial flanking India he said Redfaced and irate Churchill lashed back at the labor govern ments extraordinary haste to get out of Burma so soon after the enormous sacrifices of British and Indian blood to liberate Burma from the Japanese Churchill tore into the govern ment for what he called its mis takes in India and now the pros pects in Burma so violently that the speaker broke in to remind him that since a motion was be fore the house he was out of or der Morrissey Not Candidate for Speaker of House DCS Moines Repre sentative Edward J Morrissey R last a veteran of the 4 legislative sessions said Friday he would not be a can didate for speaker of the house Prior to the recent announce ment Rep G T Gus Keus ter R GriswoJd that he would be a candidate Morrissey had been considering the possibility of entering the race Keuster has been a member of the house the last 6 sessions Others who have announced their candidacies are Rep An drew J Nielsen R Council Bluffs and Albert Steinberg R The selection will be made in a caucus of house members Jan 11 2 days preceding the opening of he 1947 session Sumatra is more than 3 times as large as lava but has fewer than onesixth as many people UN COMMISSION REJECTS DELAY MOVE BY REDS Soviet Delegate Makes Clear His Silence Is Not Mere Abstention Lake Success N Y United Nations atomic energy commission Friday approved in the United States atomic control plan alter Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gromyko an nounced dramatically that he was withdrawing from the discussions Gromyko did not leave the council chamber as he did last April during discussion of the Iranian case in the security coun cil but he made it clear that his silence was not a mere absten tion Despite personal appeals from Great Britain and China for his cooperation Gromyko flatly refused to vote The commission already had re jected a Soviet demand that ac tion on the U S atomic plan be postponed and a Polish proposal that the American plan be sent to the commissions political com mittee without recommendation The final vote was on a Canad ian compromise which provided that the commission approved the principles set forth in the U S plan but that the final wording be left to the committee The Canadian proposal previously had been accepted by the United States delegation The vote was 10 to 0 with Po land abstaining and Russias vote uncounted at the request of Gromyko Gromyko reserved his right to speak on the U S proposal at a later stage The commission ad journed at p m I am not taking part in this discussion he said Instead he pressed for action on his proposal that all action on the American atomic control plan be postponed for 6 or 7 days The commission rejected his motion by a vote of 10 to 2 Gromykos action in refusing to participate in the vote recalled his walk out during security council debate on the Iranian case last April At that time he refused to sit at the council table during discussions of the Iranian ques tion Russia and Poland were alone in supporting the Soviet proposal to postpone action While Polish delegate Oscar Lange supported the soviet motion he also pressed for action on a Polish measure proposing that the U S atomic plan be referred to the commis sions political committee without recommendations Gromyko stated his position aft er both Great Britain and China had made personal appeals to him to support the Canadian compro mise Gromyko announced that he would support the Polish resolu tion This loo was defeated The vote was 9 to 2 with one absten tion Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday No decided change in temperature Lowest Friday night about 25 Iowa Light snow east portion and partly cloudy west Friday night somewhat warmer central and northwest portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy with above normal temperatures Low Friday night 25 to 30 high Saturday 35 to 40 Shippers Forecast Northern half 20 southern half 25 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Mean temperature will range from near normal southern Iowa to slightly below normal northern Iowa State seasonal normal is 23 degrees Colder Sunday warmer Monday or Tuesday becoming colder again Wednesday Precipitation will average less than onefourth inch occurring as snow flurries Saturday or Sunday night and again about Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with light snow northeast Slowly rising temperatures Friday night Lit tle change in temperature Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 37 Minimum 18 At 8 a m Friday 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 14 Minimum 12   

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