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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UJUlt VOL un United PICM Full Loued Centi Cowl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13 1947 This Paper Consists at Two One No NORTH IOWA FAMILY KILLED SMALLRAINFALL BRINGS RELIEF TO MASON CITY Shower of 23 of an Inch Is First Rain in City Since Week Ago A scant 23 of an inch of rain which fell shortly after a m Wednesday brought some relief from the current 13 day heat wave which had held Mason City in its grip but was not enough to satisfy parched cornfields trying against great odds to beat the flood drought season of 1947 It was the first rain Mason City has had since Aug 6 when 2 of an inch fell And the 85 degree temperature recorded at p m Wednesday was the lowest at that hour for many days Mason City was among the low readings for Tuesday night however with 70 while its maximum for Tuesday 95 was 10 degrees higher than Wednesdays late reading An electric storm broke over Clear Lake about 40 minutes before the rain in Mason City Wednesday morning It was Clear Lakes 2nd shower within a 24 hour period however An earlier shower at p m Tuesday accom panied by high wind brought re lief to the resort town ahead of Mason Citys breather The rain at Clear Lake on Tues day afternoon stopped abruptly at the end of the paving on S 4th street and just east of Kennedys hill east of town At the Harvey Wood home li miles north on the Hanlontown road there was a lit tle rain and a harji shower was reported at the Earl Kimball farm on the north shore about2 miles from town Wednesdays rain was more general and heavy rain wasre ported for a short period several miles as well as Althoughit but temporarily checked the heat in Mason City the weaiherman has promised that Iowas current heat wave vfill be over by Thursday The weather Bureau said tem peratures would go no higher than 84 Thursday as the result of show ers expected to spread over the state by late Wednesday night Scattered thundershowers and rain showers were reported over the state Wednesday morning A fastmoving mass of cool air from the northwest forced a revi sion of earlier forecasts fay the weather bureau which held out the dreary prospect of no relief until the weekend i In addition the collision be tween the cool air and the hot dry air now stagnating above the Great Plains was expected to set off scattered thundershowers per haps not heavy enough to bring much benefit to crops generally but undoubtedly of help to farm ers in some localities The weather bureau forecast for Iowa was party cloudy and scat tered thundershowers through the central and southwest portions Wednesday spreading eastward late Wednesday Skies will clear Thursday Cooler weather was forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday with a high ofsO forecast in the and a top of 84 in the Various rain showers the first in a mcjuth at some places were reported They included Ames 34 of an inch Sioux City 14 Inwood 08 Charles City 01 Hamburg reported an estimated half inch however in a 2hour rainfall Wednesday morning Reports also were received of a hard rain in the northwest sec tion of Fremont county The rain reportedly covered several square miles and some farmers were said to have had difficulty getting their tractors out of the fields What rain has fallen has been soaked up like a blotter Jby the parched earth The end of the rain may not be in sight but it will have to come withinthe next few days to be oi benefitfor the corn crop is in its most critical stage Late planted fields are de triorating so rapidly that it is doubtful thai they will produce even silage The larger more developed corn from hybrid seed is stubbornly hanging on except on light sandy soil All of the crop has been hurt but the per acre average has been estimated at 42 bushels still above the national average More than 74 per cent of the corn has tassled and more than 45 per cent is silked Some corn is stunted and ears will be small ana soft in many cases Even if lifesaving rains come in time the crop is far from out of danger since perfect weather must pre vail for the next 6 or 7 weeks while the wrs are filling and de veloping And the first killing frost must be delayed more than a month beyond its normal advent late in September if maturity is to be reached PAUL TORNQUIST Commander OSCAR JEWELL Commander Elect Tornquist Commander of Iowa Legion at Convention GlolKGiuetta tholm DOUG SHERWIN V National Honors r Mason Cityan Wins National Talk Contest Douglas F Sherwin KGLO pro duction manager and chief an nouncer reigned Wednesday as top speaker of Toastmasters In ternational after winning the fi nals of the organizations contest Tuesday evening at St Paul Minn He was given the award by the judges who heard him and 4 other zone winners from various parts of the United States give 7 minute talks at the Auditorium theater in St Paul in connection with the 16th annual convention of Toast masters International Sherwin who drew the place as last speaker presented a powerful discussion opposing military con scription in peacetime It was titled Solution by Force Runnerup was EdwardHarris Spokane Wash speaking on America Has Answered a pre sentation of the United States contribution to solution of world famine problems The other final ists were from San Gabriel Cal Chicago and Brawley Cal Sherwurs speech was acclaimed by more than 1500 delegates rep resenting 15000 members of the organization in the United States Canada Alaska and Hawaii He is president of Shibboleth chapter which includes 30 young Mason City business and professional men He reached the finals by a series of elimination contests starting with a local club contest He pro7 gressed to the area contest for Northern Iowa which he won at Mason City and then topped the district contest at Waterloo against representatives from Iowa Ne braska and South Dakota The right to compete in the in ternational finals was won at Des Moines when he was picked in the zone contest for 10 midwestern states and part of Canada Sherwin who makes his home at Clear Lake with Mrs Sherwin and their 2 children was the first of KGLOs staff members to join the armed services He served from June 1941 until September 1945 being discharged from the navy as a chief signalman Sherwin is vice president of the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce SUI Hospital Reports Big Drop in Polio Cases Iowa City University of Iowa hospital reported Wednes day that there is much less polio this summer than last Only 4 cases of polio are being treated at the hospital now com pared with 40 at this time last year Revolt of Younger Veterans Fades Out Just Befpre Final Vote Sioux A Tornquist 52yearold World war I vet eran from Davenport Wednesday elected commander of the Iowa Department of the American Legion He succeeds Jesse Halden of Newton Tornquist was named On the first ballot The revolt of youn ger Legionnaires and World war II veterans faded just before the final vote when Nick Byers Sioux City withdrew from the race younger Legionnaires who had planned a slate of their own said they dropped the plans ip the in terests of unity The newLegion commander was born at New Windsor 111 and has lived in Davenport since1903 He served as an enlisted man in World war active in Legion cirfies for 29 years He is a past commander of the Dav enport post He is a past president of the Iowa Association of Soldiers Re lief commissions and past vice president of the Iowa War chest committee Elected vice commanders were George R White Marshalltown third district Oscar Jewell Ma son City fourth district Earl Bean Ames sixth district John Higley Emmetsburg seventh district and Marshall Camp Creston fifth dis trict R 3 Laird of Des Moines was reelected as the Iowa department adjutant a post he has held for over 20 years Roland Walters Lennox was elected scrgeantat arms H F Risse Osage chap lain H H Boyce Mason City re elected department historian The national committeeman Job Wentto G M Brown Whiting who was reelected unopposed on the nomination of the 9thdistrict delegation Reelected as hisal ternate was Ben Nichols of Nich ols Iowa Cooling Subject Bethlehem Pa While Easton residents pondered ways of avoiding the summer heat members of the town council en gaged in a heated argument The subject of discussion Should Christmas tree lights be extended along 4th street next December or not BRITAIN SEEKS CONCESSIONS IN USLOANTERMS American and British Officials Will Open Discussions Monday Washington of the Treasury Snyder announced Wednesday that discussions will start Monday with British offi cials on easing terms of the 750000000 American loan to Brit ain Snyder told a news conference that the National Advisory Coun cil on International Monetary problems headed by himself will conduct the discussions on behalf of this The British delegation which will fly here this weekend will be headed by Sir Wilfred Eady special assistant to Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton Although no formal requests have been made it is understood that England will ask cocessions which would permit her to con serve her dwindling dollar supply by increasing imports from Brit ish dominions and decreasing im ports from the United States The present terms of the loan agreement prohibit this Snyder emphasized it was his understanding that the conference would be strictly limited to the British loan and would not delve into other aspects of the British dollar crisis or European aid He declined to comment on prospective changes saying I want to find out what the British delegation has in mind be fore making any statement are prepared to listen to anything they bring up as long as it is within the area of the Anglo American loan agrement In two on the international economic scene 1 Snyder scotched persistent rumors in Londons financial dis trict that the treasury planned to increase its price on gold from the present 35 an ounce to ISO The secretary said there have been no plans and no discus sions of such a move An in crease in the gold price would assist European countries with gold reserves to extend their pres ent dollar credits 2 The British withdrew an other of their tt S loan leaving only available At the recent rate of withdrawal treasury officials es timated the loan would be ex hausted June 30 as contemplated Besides the expected proposal to increase British buying from her dominions advance reports indicate the British delegation to the talks here may seek a modifi cation of the loans terms HOPKINS BEATS ANN CASEY 21 SPORTS BULLETIN Chicago Casey of Mason City was eliminated 2 and 1 by Jean Hopkins of Cleve land hi the 2nd round of the Womens Western Amateur golf tournament Eighteen year old Marilyn Smith of Wichita elim inated highlyfavored Grace Lenczyk of Hartford Conrl Z and 1 in the 2nd round 4TH SERIOUSLY HURT IN TRAIN CAR COLLISION Wayne Dodd Wife and Daughter Dead Son Is Injured at Rockwell By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE Rockwell members of the Wayne Dodd family of near Rockwell were killed instantly and another in critical eondi ion after a trainauto crash at a crossing a half mile south of here about a m Wednesday The accident was on the old highway 55 The dead are Wayne Dodd 35 Mrs Wayne Dodd 31 Helen Dodd 2 their daughter A 5 year old son James was treated at Rockwell by Dr E J rierning and later rushed to Mercy lospital in Mason City The Dodd family farmed 3 miles south of GlobeGazette Photo DEATH is the car in which 3 members of the Wayne Dodd family of near Rockwell were fatally injured when the car was struck by an M and St L freight at a crossing south of Rockwell Wednesday morning The car was dragged 1300 feet down the track after being hit broadside and compressed into a tangled mass The 3 were dead when taken from the wreckage Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with thundershowers clearing late Wednesday night and becoming fair Thursday Low Wednesday night 65 high Thursday 8084 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered thundershowers through central and southwest portions moving eastward across the east portion late Wednesday after noon or late Wednesday night and clearing late Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 58 north west to 70 southeast High Thursday 80 northwest to 84 southeast Minnesota Clbudy Thursday with scattered showers and thunder showers Wednesday afternoon Clearing in the west portion early Wednesday night and in the east portion late Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler southeast and extreme south portion Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer northwest portion Thursday IN AAASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour perjbd ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 95 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Wednesday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 51 Argentina Will Ask Economic Meeting of American Nations Predict Request for Marshall Program for Latin America Rio de Janeiro Brazil Ar gentine Foreign Minister Juan Bramuglia declared Wednesday he would propose that the American conference call a spe cial economic meeting of all American nations Some diplomats predicted Ar gentina possibly would insist on a Marshall plan for Latin Amer ica to match prop6sals for United States funds to assist western Europe and Asia Ambassador Guillermo Belt head of the Cuban delegation said1 his nation would insist on inclu sion of an economic clause in any forthcoming interAmerican treaty The treaty cannot be complete without a clear definition of threats of economic aggression Belt asserted I consider any economic threat as dangerous as any threat of war The Argentine foreign minister reiterated that he would back the principle of unanimity which amounts to veto power for col lective action but that Argentina was willing to accept modification of the principleifthis was the will of a majority Ameri can nations The arrival of Justo Prieto who called himself observer for the Paraguayan rebels suggested the conference might be asked to mediate thecivil war in that COCHAMPIONS ind bugle corps members ranked withL the West AT Wlrtphoto Moines post strut their stuff in the big parade Tuesday at the Iowa American Legion convention in Sioux City country Prieto once Paraguays foreign minister said other Amer ican nations could not remain in different The United States delegation to the conference opening in the Brazilian capital Friday is headed by Secretary of State Marshall and includes Chairman Vanden berg of the senate for eign relations committee anc Warren H Austin U S delegate to the U N Security Council and former republican senator from Vermont Mr Truman himself will fly to the Brazilian capital later this month or early in September to address one of the final sessions of the conference called to write aformal military defense treaty for this hemisphere The conference will be the first meeting of the foreign ministers of the American republics since 1942 when they gathered to de clare their unity in the war against the axis The foundation for the Rio as semblage was laid 2 years ago a Mexico City At that time the act of Chapultepec was drafted to meet the problems of war and peace facing the nations of the new world Austin as a member then of the senate foreign relations commit tee helped write the act of Cha pultepec Although a veteran of many in ternational huddles the Brazilian meeting will mark Vandenbergs first actual conference table work with Marshall since the former army chief of staff succeedet JamesF Byrnes as secretary of state Senator Connally and Rep Bloom N democratic members of the bipartisan foreign policy team went to Brazil by boat 10 days ago Preacher Is Jailed for Attempted Rape Moultrie Ga 5 A Baptist preacher accused of attempting to rape a 12yearold choir girl who consulted him about missionary work declared from his jail cell Wednesday night I am not guiltj in any way Sheriff T V Beard said tb girls father swore out a warran charging the Rev J C Embree pastor of the Baptist church ii Doerun Ga with attemptec rape SAME BUek flmf tfuth la pu 14 hoar Display Death Car The death car in which 3 out of a family of 5 North lowans Mr and Mrs Wayne Dodd and daughter Helen 2 were killed Wednesday morning in a train auto collision near Rockwell was put on display on the east side of the Cerro Gordo county courthouse in Mason City by the sheriffs office The wrecked car will be displayed several days as a reminder of the grow ing traffic toll Rockwell and had left an infant son Roger about one year old at rorne At Mercy hospital James Dodd was reported as having multiple fractures including a skull frac ture His condition was classed as serious The accident occurredwhen Dodd traveling toward town passed a tractorhayrack driven ay Dick Fisher 19 who lives a mile south Fisher said his grand father L J Mundt riding on the rack waved at Dodd when the latter passed about 200 feet from the crossing where there is no signal Fisher said Dodd apparently saw the 44car M and St L freight approaching from the north when it was about 200 feet distant and had enough time to turn his wheel to the left slightly but that the car was in a hopeless position The auto was dragged 1300 feet down the track and demolished G R Lanphere train conductor said he rushed to a phone at the Henninger farm nearby but when he returned the 3 were dead and Dr Fleming had arrived to take care of James Dodd Engineer E J Phelps of Mar shalltown said the engine on the freight was about 200 feet away when he first observed Dodds car and attempted to stop the train which he estimated was traveling about 35 miles an hour Dodd was riding alone in the front seat and was enroute to thresh on the Joe Kelly farm Mrs Dodd and the Z children were rid ing in the back seat of the car wnich was crushed in on the right front side and badly mangled in the rear Fisher said the car was travel ing 3035 miles an hour and was about 100 feet ahead of the hay rack when the accident occurred L C Henninger 20 who was look ing out the window from his fath ers home at the edge of the tracks said that visibility is very poor on the crossing due to high weeds and that a car approaching from the south as Dodd was can see only about 4 telephone pole lengths down the track and then must be right on the crossing The train had left Mason City Jet about a m and its next stop was to be at Hampton The cowcatcher of the train was dam aged but none of the crew was injured Dodd had farmed on his present place about 3 years neighbors said There had been 2 other fatal accidents on the crossing in re cent years it was reported William Wayne Dodd was born Aug 26 at Hubbard Surviving are the parents Mr and Mrs Wil liam A Dodd Chapin a sister Mrs Leatee Hothenbutel Chapin 2 brothers Harold of Dumont and Uoyd of Chapin 2 sons James Eldon and Roger Wayne Dodd He was a member of St Peters Lu theran church at Rockwell Mrs Burlette Marie Dodd was born Sept 4 1915 at Thompson Surviving are her mother Mrs Sam Coltovet Forest City 2 sons James Eldon and Roger Wayne and a brother and 8 sisters Helen Louise Dodd daughter of the couple was born Dec 23 1944 at Thompson Surviving are her grandparents and 2 brothers Funeral arrangements are in complete The Major funeral home in charge ;