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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1946, Mason City, Iowa COMC IEMSTMENT 6F H I STSftY ANS ARCHIVES OES MO INC a I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJII Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 1916 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 58 RUSSIA DELAYS ATOMIC PLAN VOTE MERCURY DIPS AS COLD WAVE SWEEPS STATE Spencer Has Lowest of 4Above Mason City Shivers in 5 Above By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures remained in th leaver brackets throughout low Tuesday and the weathermar said Tuesday night would be th coldest of the winter with sub zero readings at some points Lowest Iowa reading reportec Tuesday was 4 above at Spencer Mason City was among severa cities in Iowa reporting 5 above The Iowa bureau said th weather would remain fair am cold with zero to 5 below indi cated in northern Ipwa Tuesdaj night The highway commission re ported that highways over the state were normal Tuesday excep for occasional icy spots in towns and protected areas in Iowas north row of counties New falls of snow ranging as high as 9 inches and winds reach ing a velocity of 45 miles an hour accompanied the subzero tem peratures in the northern sections of Minnesota Wisconsin and up per Michigan Monday night Near blizzard conditions pre vailed for brief periods in the 3 state area federal forecasters in Chicago said The heaviest falls of snow were 9 inches at Saulf Ste Marie Mich and 6 inches at Duluth Minn with tempera tures of 5 below In the northern parts of Min nesota Wisconsin and lower Michigan the forecast was for temperatures of from 10 to 15 be low by Wednesday morning The nationscoldest officia temperature early Tuesday morn ing was 18 degrees below zero at Pembina N Dak The lowest in Minnesota was 12 below at In Falls FRENCH APPROVE BLUMS CABINET AllSocialist Group to Rule for 5 Weeks Paris French national assembly confirmed Premier Leon Blums allsocialist cabinet Tues day to head a 5week caretaker government The vote was 580 to 16 The cabinet announced it would hold its first governmental session Wednesday with the financial sit uation as its chief concern Premier Blum also will serve as president and foreign minister of the interim regime In a speech presenting his cabinet to the as sembly for approval he warned France of sacrifices and severe economies to come He was ap plauded warmly Wears Out Welcome at County Jail in Ohio St Clairsville Ohio mont county Sheriff S C Barrick low Tuesday barred John Brehm forever from the county jail be cause of too frequent arrests The sheriff said that the arrests of Brehm who usually was to be found in either the county home or district jails were becoming a burden on the county Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cold Tuesday night and Wednesday withdi minisaing northerly winds Low est Tuesday night near 0 Iowa Fair and cold Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 0 to 5 below north and 5 above south Highs Wednesday 15 north to 20 to 25 south Diminishing northwest winds Shippers Forecast Northern half of state 5 below zero southern half 5 above Minnesota Fair and continued cold Tuesday night and Wednes day Low temperature Tuesday night 10 to 15 below north and 5 below south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 34 Minimum 5 At 8 a m Tuesday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 12 Minimum 12 V PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 5304 Home Room 211 Roosevelt Jun ior Hiih Jo and Btitcble Keeker 5hautauqua Club flfl From Snitch McGlllicuddy 10 Freeman Ladies Aid 2W rrom A Friend fifl Sherry Garvey Manly2W1 Friend 50 Maudes and Lindas Cheer Dol lars 30 Bristol Sunshine Circle 5 H Bob and Marian Clear Lake 20 St James Lutheran Ladies Aid 30 n Memory of a Dear Soldier o Vheelerwood Busy Bee Club 400 Tenth Dlst Association of Reg istered Nurses lono Harold Motors Inc loffi Jay Billy Dalgctty 300 Andrew Faaborg Family Mcs ervey Disabled American Veterans Club 5oi THE DAYS GIFTS S 9151 VEW TOTAL 64180 CAMPAIGN GOAL 5ISOOOO UM YET NEEDED 85810 Cheer Fund Is Falling Behind 1MB is of the es sence Its per rnissible to make use of this stero typed expression with reference to the Christ mas Cheer Fund in its present s t a tus Less than a week giving remains and the total gifts listed above are less than half the goal set The uestion facing the generous learted people of our community s just this What are we going to do about Theres basis for hope of course n the fact that in the previous 0 Christmas Cheer Fund cam aigns there has never been a ingle failure to reach the assigned oal But we mustnt put too much ock in that record It would be mistake to assume that the job s going to be done automatically Ifcery person young orold who ants to set up a guarantee against MPTY STOCKINGS on Christ morning must DO SOME KING ABOUT IT The first gift listed above is rom a junior high school home oom Many others will follow if ie pattern of former years pre ails The final contribution in st is from those who gavemore lan theirshare to their country uring the war If theycan give ow about YOU Reports are filtering in of solici ations under way in various in ustrial and clerical groups In he past this has spelled the dif erence between success and fail re1 in the campaign Whats the situation in YOUR Somebody to take the lead need Whydont YOU be that OMEBODY Theres ho time to waste All contributions should be ad ressed to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City fowa British Official Comes 3 US for More Wheat London UR Food Minister hn Strachey arranged an emer ency flight to Washington Tues ay in search of an increased al cation of wheat during January avert reduction in the British ead ration Concern over maintenance of e 9ounce bread ration was in eased by a Washington an Juncement that the United States ould ship only 84000 tons of rain to the United Kingdom dur g January British officials have estimated at to maintain the present ra on the country must receive an timated 150000 tons of wheat in anuary They placed the absolute inimum at 300000 tons plus re rves The allocation announced in ashington was 68000 tons of heat and 16000 tons of other ains North lowan to Be Christmas Guest of British Ambassador New York Newburn 21 of Woolstock Iowa will be a Christmas guest of Lord Inverchapel British ambassador at the British embassy in Washington Newburn who is visiting friends here said Tuesday he had contacted the British ambassador and accepted an invitation to spend Christmas with him at Washington He said he didnt believe other members of the family at Woolstock would be able to attend Lord Inverchapel had extended an invitation to the Francis New burn family to spend Christmas with him in return for their hos pitality in entertaining him on the Iowa farm last October When news of this invitation was first relayed to the Newburns at Woolstock Mrs Newburn had said she thought it would be im possible for them to go to Washington Vandenberg Ready for Battle to Protect His 2 Major Roles Senator Robertson Is Opposed to Holding Double Public Jobs Washington Van denberg R Mich was de scribed Tuesday as ready for a showdown in the republican con ference if any challengedevelops to his prospective dual role as he senates presiding officer and oreign relations chairman Senator Robertson R Wyo las served notice that he is op JoseS to any senators holding 2 jobs of a public nature when he republicans take over control at the start of the new congress Robertson reportedly has the support of Senators Wilson R owa and Langer R N Dak n a move aimed 1 at barring Vandenberg from 2 offices and 2 at preventing Senator White R Maine from holding both he floor leadership and the chairmanship of the new com merce committee But friends of Vandenberg said he Michigan senator is deter mined to fight for the 2 places in he partys December 30 confer ence if necessary There are in dications that Whitewill follow suit and the 2 veterans appear ikely to win handily any voting est of this nature Because of the added legisla ive duties thus involved how ever Vandenberg is expected by ome associates to ask to be re ieved of future work as a United Vations delegate Senator Connally D vhom the Michigan senator will ucceed as foreign relations chair man told a news conference luesday he thinks he has con ributed all he can to the United Nations indicating he would like 0 quit JOHN C SHIPLEY OHNC SHIPLEY DIES IN HOSPITAL Funeral Arrangements Are Not Complete John C Shipley 60 Mason City ttorney for many years died at local hospital Tuesday noon illowing an illness He was born n Mason City Dec 25 1885 and tended the local schools and the tate University of Iowa from hich he was graduated from the ollege of law in 1910 He started practicing law with ie firm of Blythe Markley Rule nd Smith in Mason City and on eb 2 1911 he opened a law ce of his own He was a former resident of the Cerro Gordo ounty Bar association and for a umber of years was police judge leopen Schools as emperature Rises o Only 40 Below Dawson Y T ere open again Tuesday after the eather moderated back up to nly 40 below Dropping temperatures hit the ukon a month ago and last week IB mercury dropped to an offi al 61 degrees below zero and an nofficial 70 degrees below Old mers called it the coldest in 20 ears VANDENBERG WILSON Brrr 90 Below London coldest place in the world Tuesday according to the Moscow radio is Kolyma Taiga near Oimekon Siberia where a temperature of 90 degrees below zero Fahrenheit has been registered RULE TEACHERS IN PENSION PLAN Court Says Educators Due Iowa Retirement Des Moines school teachers and others who previous ly were covered by their ownre tirement systems may also partici pate in the public employe retire ment plan enacted by the 1945 legislature the Iowa supreme court ruled Tuesday The court by a unanimous vote affirmed a Polk county district court decision to that effect The prime issue was whether taxes could be levied for the em ployer contribution to both plans The case was brought by the school districts of Des Moines edar Rapids Sioux City Clinton Dubuque and Lyons of Clinton Schools in those cities had re irement plans of their own prior to enactment of the state system in 1945 The Des Moines waterworks boarrl intervened in the case be cause it had an employe retire ment plan also The high courts decision also upheld the stand taken by the state employment security com mission At the same time the rui ng reversed an opinion of the at orney generals office which held that teachers could be covered by one but not both plans owa Whisky Ration Goes Back to 2 Fifths Des Moines whisky at Iowa liquor stores in January will go back to 2 fifths or bottles per permit holder the state liquor control commission announced Tuesday A 3rd fifth was allowed this month as a holiday bonus Prospects eliminating the vhisky rationing system have not jeen good commission officials aid because distillers have been imited in their production Whisky is the only beverage still under ration at the state stores US COMMANDS ABROAD UNDER SINGLE LEADERS Army and Navy Agree on New Overseas Setup Home Issue Unsettled Washington army anc navy agreed Tuesday on unified command for armed forces abroac but left unsettled the wrangle over merger at home The joint chiefs of staff with the bitter experience of Pearl Harbors dual command in mind climaxed a long series of negotia tions by announcing a plan under which overseas forces will be un der the operational command of a single navy or air as the situation dictates The plan was approved by President Tru man The establishment of 7 overseas commands among other things whittled away some of the domain of Gen Douglas MacArthur and put under navy say areas of the Pacific he had controlled It also reestablished some prewar com mands and created a new north east command its details as yet undisclosed Concurrently with the an nouncement of the single com mand for overseas organizations came a congressional committee recommendation in another field of combined operation The house military committee proposed that permanent legal status be given to the national in telligence authority established by President Truman last January That agency was created to weave together the intelligence opera tions of various government agen cies including the armys G2 sec tion the navys oBice of naval in telligence and units of the state department which include vestiges of the wartime office of strategic services Members of the authority the committee said should be the sec retaries of the state war and navy departments or deputies chosen by them for intelligence activities The 3 secretaries along with a member appointed by the presi dent were named in the authority as created a year ago Iowa Wirephoto Net Has First Anniversary Des Momes Iowa As wirephoto network which pioneered picturebywire service to smaller daily papers in Iowa celebrated its first anniver sary Tuesday Since the service opened more than 7000 newsphotos of national and state interest have been movedover a special wire joining 11 Iowa daily papers on a 24 hour per day basis Member papers joined by the network include The Telegraph Herald Dubuque the Gazette Ce dar Rapids the GlobeGazette Mason City the Courier Water loo the Courier Ottumwa the Register and Tribune Des Moines the Daily lowan Iowa City the Times and the Democrat Daven port and the Journal Muscatine ake Brings in Iowa Church Auction Euro Iowa angel food cake sold here for The cake made by Mrs Ted Fenmore was auctioned 35 times at the Truro Christian church an nual Gods Portion sale Mon day The auction directed by the V R Willey netted or the church W D Kale a church trustee 3id highest for the cake He paid J1750 it and then put it up lor auction again After 34 more sales the cake was cut and passed out to the crowd Boy Is Killed While Buying Christmas Gift for Parents Forest Hills N Y Kenneys received their sons Christ mas present 9 days early It lay torn and battered in the street Scott C Kenney 9 of Forest Hills had rushed home from school Monday afternoon Im going to get a present he told Mrs Fred C Kenney but I vont say whether its for you or daddy Scott hopped on his bicycle and rode away toward the gailylighted itores Later Mrs Kenney hopping saw him Its getting late Please go home she said Scott waved at her as he wcaved his bike through the holiday traf ic In the wire basket on his handlebars was the present vrapped in bright red and green iapcr A halfhour later Mrs Kenney aw a crowd gather at a corner Her husband appeared and took her by the arm Look theres been an accident he said The crowd opened for a moment and Mrs Kenney saw the crushed bike A doctor said her son was dead His bike had collided with a truck The Kenneys picked up the damaged package Theyll open it Christinas day AP Wlrenholo STORK TRIES SOMETHING Edith Hood 18 left and her mother Mrs Ethel Wadler 36 hold their babies which were born a few hours apart Mrs Wadler became a grandmother before she became a mother again in this case as Sandra Bonita Hood left arrived before Linda Ellen Wadler Many Iowa Banks Have Rush Business on Centennial Coins Receive Applications for 50 Cent Pieces Distribution Monday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Banks in many Iowa cities are doing a nylon counter business in the states centennial half dol lar an Associated Press survey in dicated Tuesday Several banks reported that their allotments of coins were oversubscribed during the first flay The memorial coins offered to lowans at each on a basis of one to a person went on sale Mon day and will be distributed be ginning next Monday Many banks said they planned to hold drawings if the number of applications exceeded the number of coins available Others planned to distribute the half dollar on a firstcome firstserved basis There were 100000 of the coins minted for issuance through the Iowa centennial committee and 90000 were distributed to banks on a population basis The other 10000 will be sold to outofstate persons at S3 each In Mason City thebanks report ed requests for about a third of their allotment of coins At Davenport the entire allot ments of 2 banks were requested and at a 3rd nearly half its quota was used up In Cedar Rapids one bank said its allotment was al ready oversubscribed and reports from Mothers ranged from near ly all out to one7th applied for In Sioux City one small bank reported 80 of its allotment was applied for the first day Three Marshalltown banks said half of their allotments were sought open ing day Clinton reported one bank had sold more than half its allot ment but another said the demand was not expected to exceed its supply In Council Bluffs and Des Moines a 3rd of the coins were requested opening day and at Bur lington 300 applications came in for 1300 coins Fort Dodge banks had 400 ap plications for 1190 of the half dollars while at Dubuque the re quests ranged from 4 to 3 of the quotas available Muscatines allotment was J subscribed and at Waterloo slight ly more than J were requested Profit from the sale will go into a stale memorial fund Seek Navy Nurses Washington with a shortage of 200 nurses next year the navy Tuesday asked for that many members of the naval re erve nurse corps to volunteer for a year of active duty The navy said its nurse force had dropped sharp ly as result of demobilization while the number of patients had remained unchanged during the past several months HOUSING HEADS GO INTO HUDDLE Officials Ignore Storm Aroused by Revamping Washington housing officials declining to take notice of the storm ofcontroversy Presi dent Trumans revamped home building program had aroused went into a huddle Tuesday to work out specific details Housing Expediter Frank R Creedon and National Housing Administrator Raymond M Foley of the national housing agency met in silence contentions by a retiring deputy and by a CIO of ficial that the new program would curtail the number of new homes for veterans Norton El Long a deputy ad ministrator under Wilson W Wyatt who acted as both expedi ter and NHA boss handed report ers a statement in which he chal lenged the administration to show how the new programs so called incentives to encourage ren tal housing are anything but a fraud perpetrated on veterans for political expediency LEGION PLANS TOUR OF FRANCE Washington Ameri can Legion Tuesday accepted an invitation from French president George Bidault to conduct a pil grimage to France and stage part of the Legions 1947 convention in Paris Paul H Griffith Legion na tional commander said he would appoint a special committee head ed by Phil Collins of Chicago to plan conduct and manage the pilgrimage and the Paris conven tion Griffith noted that it would be the Legions 3rd mass pilgrimage to Paris where born in 1919 the Legion was 15000 Surplus Eyes Are Sent to Hospitals Washington sand artificial eyes in a wide va riety of colors and sizes have turned up as surplus property The war assets administration said the eyes which were made in Germany and imported before the var are being turned over to the Veterans Administration for use n hospitals WAA said the eyes cost the government and are the type used by the armed orces during the war Calf Eats Meal Only Recovered Bijr Spring Tex calf helped himself to a meal by swallowing the purse of O D Smith Forsan Tex druggist Smith retrieved in checks rom the calfs mouth but during the 2i hours before the animal was slaughtered it digested all the rest except in currency and checks Fire Destroys Planes Blencoc hangar and 2 planes at the Oliver airport north east of Blencoe were destroyed by fire Monday The loss was esti mated at WINCH AGREES TO RECESS ON CONTROL ISSUE U S Delegate Lashes Delays in Commission Action on UN Proposal Lake Success N Y United Slates lost its fight Tues day foif immediate approval of its plan for controlling atomic energy after Soviet Russia pleaded for delay to study the proposal para graph by paragraph Bernard M Baruch U S dele gate who had come to the meeting with the full intention of Rcttinc a decision Tuesday finally agreed to adjournment until Friday but attacked delays and delays In commission action Andrei K Gromyko Soviet dele gate countered Baruchs call for immediate action w i t h a Soviet warning against rushing in this matter Baruch answered Holidays delays and time goes by then years go by and nothing is done He finally left the time of the meeting in the hands of the chair A majority of the United Na tions atomic energy commission expressed approval of the United States plan for harnessing the atom Tuesday as Soviet Russia pleaded for more time to study the whole question Andrei A Gromyko Soviet Rus sian delegate who rejected the United Stales plan entirely last summer said he had not had an opportunity to study the United States proposals made Dec 5 em bodying the essentials of the American atomic plan in the light of the arms resolution adopted by the general assembly last Satur day spoke after the United Stafes Great Britain Canada and Australia indicated they were ready for action now on the American proposals In brief the United Stales plan contains these main points 1 There would be a strong and comprehensive international sys tem control of atomic energy established by treaty among the U N members 2 The treaty would set up an international authority clothed with full powers for administering treaty provisions and for dealing with all phases in the atomic field 3 The treaty should give au thority representatives unimpeded rights to enter and levae each na tion to inspect for violations 4 The manufacture possession and use of atomic weapons would be prohibited 5 Existing stocks of atomic bombs would be destroyed 6 iolations would be reported by the authority to the signatory nations and to the security coun cil 1 The veto power in the secur ity would not be used to protect any violation Plan Resumption of Negotiations in Allis Strike at Milwaukee Milwaukee Wis ing parties in the prolonged strike at the West Allis plant of the AllisChalmers Manufacturing Co will meet Wednesday for the first time since negotiations were suspended in Chicago last Nov 20 Federal Consiliator James Dewey announced the resumption of negotiations and said he had been conferring separately with officials of the company and the striking CIO auto workers union since the Chicago talks were broken off Round Up TeenAge Gang of 20 in Denver Denver group of 20 teenaged boys and girls described by Policeman Phil Thompson the Denver juvenile bureau as the most highly organized gang in the citys history was in custody Tuesday Officers said the gang which included 4 14yearold girls was so well organized that the town was divided into districts and thefts were made in that man ner Police said more than in loot ranging from typewriters to automobiles and clothing assert edly was taken by the gang since it began operating last August Thompson said 18 of the youths were 16 years old or less The youngest was 12 Iowa Editor to Ohio Anamosa Ingwer sen has resigned as news editor of the Anamosa Journal to join the staff of a youth magazine at Co lumbus Ohio ;