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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa BEPAKTMENT OF HliiTJftY ANS ARCHIVES KOINtS I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Assr Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBEE 19 1946 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 60 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 77950 AVaTanYc Club 205 Flossie DeLap 74 lfll Wlllinr Hearts SS Class Ply mouth Methodist Church lft Cheryl Kay Wyborny Loyal Order of Moose Karen and Kenneth Lunsman Judy and Dennis Ilerrman 20 Two Old 1000 In Memory of Don Rogers 50 Elizabeth Circle E1 k Creek Church Womens Catholic Order For Merry Lou Troop 70 B S A Fertile Womens Auxiliary Central La bor Union 2WI Friscilla Club 100 Birthday Memorial to IdeHys Ann Olson Britt RiU I Banks Clear Lake ii Mrs TV J Britt 1 101 Eddie Bohn lOfl N Levinson 500 Mason City Council lOflff Knights of Columbus Lenny and Freddy Simmer Manly 200 Mason City Friend From Senior HiY Club 1000 Dorothy and Arlynn Edwards Manly 200 He Didnt SOO Jimmy Corrough 300 Rene 500 Chuck and Johnny Shepard 201 Iowa Hardware Mutuals Em ployes 1000 Baptist Womens Union 1000 Ronald anfl Charles Wolf 200 Home Boom 109 Roosevelt J H S 3M O T Club 350 Jack Fat Harry Gordon Laos Hnok and Steve 700 John E van dec Linden IOf Mason City I 0 O F No 221 Jo Ann and Janet 200 Mr and Mrs E J Patton 200 Community Club South of Nora Springs GlobeGazette Press Room 1400 THE DAYS GIFTS J 2Q7GG NEW TOTAL 5 98716 CAMPAIGN GOAL 5150000 SUM YET NEEDED 5Ug Cheer Fund Is Surging Ahead HINGS ARE REALLY LOOKING UP FOR THE 1946 C H R I STMAS CHEER FUND Con tributions received Thurs d a y exceeded the S200 mark and if the tem po reflected in the above list through the remaining 3 giving days continues the goal of is going to be reached by 2 oclock Tuesday when the venture comes to its formal close This is a report were pleased to make because we know about the concern of our juvenile read ers when the progress from day to day seems too slow In some cases it actually detracts from Christmas happiness And that just shouldnt be Of course theres still a sizable amount to be bit more than There can be no rest ing on the oars All were saying is that if giving holds to its pres ent rate the goal will be reached Here wed like to express our gratitude io individuals and or ganizations in neighboring com munities that have given so gen erously to this fund Every day some of them are listed The to tal runs into the hundreds of dol lars Thanks a million you good neighbors The address for all gifts large or small is Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa New GOP Womens Head Washington Jane Hamilton MacAuley Thursday was appointed assistant chairman of the republican national committee to succeed Miss Marion E Martin GOP committeewoman from Maine In the new post Mrs Mac Auley will be director of the wom ens division of the national com mittee She is a native of Fort Madison Iowa Did Not Get a Damn Cent of 25000 Bilbo Denies Keeping Money From Contractor ARMOUR SIGNS PAY INCREASE PACT WITH CIO Decker Employes Get 89 Cents Hourly Hike Under New Pay Contract Chicago CIO Pack inghouse Workers union signed a new contract with Armour and company early Thursday provid ing for wage increases ranging from 7i to 23 cents an hour for 36000 employes in 23 plants The wage increase at the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant in Ma son City a division of Armours was announced as 8 to 9 cents an hour Ralph Helstein president of the United Packinghouse Workers un ion said the contract was signed after an allnight bargaining ses sion He said it followed the gen eral pattern of contracts recently signed by Wilson and Cudahy The union has reached agree ment on a new contract with Swift and company the other big 4 packer and it has been sub mitted to the unions membership for ratification Helstein said the new Armour contract provided for a general 71 cent hourly wage increase for all employes in the 23 plants with geographical raises ranging from 21 to 151 cents an hour in 13 plants The general wage increase was dentical with raises granted by Wilson Cudahy and Swift but the geographical adjustments were he largest yet negotiated by the union Helstein said The total increase raise the metropolitanrate for common la bor from 88i cents an hour to 96 cents and the rate in smaller cen ters was standardized at cents The other geographical increases were as follows Omaha Nebr Sioux City 89 St Joseph Mo and Indianapolis Ind cents or men and 3 cents for women Also affected by the new con ract are workers in Armours 2 plants in Jersey City N J 2 in Chicago and one in each South St Minn Kansas City Kans Milwaukee Wis and Fargo N Dak The contract provides for 4 paid holidays a study of the possibility Df establishing guaranteed annual wage sick leave a 2cent increase n the night differential and im iroved vacations The contract was made retroac ive to Nov 1 and will be in el ect until Aug 11 1943 I Killed in 2nd Carolina Bus Accident Columbia S Car man vas killed another badly injured and 3 school children slightly hurt n the collision Thursday of a umber truck and a school bus near White Rock a village 18 miles northwest of here The dead man was Sam Rowe an occupant of the truck J Earl Vessinger the bus driver was irought to a hospital here where lis condition was reported as ser ous Eight other men on the ruck were unhurt Three grammar School pupils wothers were bruised and had eeth knock out They are ONeale 1 Laverne 8 and Leland Fargle 0 No others required hospital reatment The accident occurred near Spring Hill school toward which he bus with a full load of pupils vas headed The scene was only about 20 miles from Silverstreet near vhere 10 children and the driver of a school bus were killed Wed nesday in a collision with a South ern railway passenger train Killed While Chasing Mouse Reggio Calabria Italy UR Andrea Crea 41 swung his rifle at a mouse he had been trying to atch for 3 days The gun dis harged and he was wounded atally FIRE DESTROYS GRAIN whose reflection from clouds lit up the entire city of Minneapolis early Thursday destroyed the Union elevator owned by the AP Wlrepholo EARL MAY DIES AFTER ILLNESS Succumbs at 58 From Coronary Thrombosis Shenandoah E May 58 prominent midwestern nurs eryman and radio station operator died at midnight Wednesday in Duluth Minn after an extended illness Mrs May and their son Edward May were with him May had been irj St Marys hospital aMhe Minnesota city since being taken there from his Mercer Wis sum mer home last Aug 31 He was suffering from coronary throm bosis May became widely known through radio station KMA of Shenandoah which he established in 1925 May who in 1926 received the Radio Digest award for leading its poll of that year as the nations nost popular radio announcer was credited with being an origi nator of the early morning broad cast which he inaugurated at his station at a m Oct 30 1925 He drew much attention at the start of the 1933 bank holiday when he broadcast Dont be frightened Order what you and your family will need I will ac cept your checks May had ac cepted 547500 in checks by the ime banks reopened He was born March 21 1888 on a ranch near Hayes Center Nebr 3e received an A B degree at Tremont normal college n 1910 and a law degree at the University of Nebraska in 1915 After 3 years with the Mount Arbor Nurseries at Shenandoah May founded the Earl E May Seed and Nursery company there n 1918 The firm grew to become a group of 30 stores in Iowa Ne braska and Missouri EARL E MAY Flames Sweep Through Large Gram Elevator in Minneapolis Minneapolis roared through the Union Terminal ele vator here early Thursday and officials estimated damage at several million dollars The SO year old building owned by the Foredert Grain Malt ing company was completely gutted in less than 2 hours after fire men answered the first call at a m Officials said the elevator which has a capacity of 3000000 bushels of grain was nearly full of barley Flames soared skyward could be seen in downtown St Paul Airplane pilots reported sight ing the blaze as far away as Far go N Dak and La Crosse Wis The 4alarm blaze was fanned by a 6 mile an hour wind and firemen had to relay water from a milelong hose in near zero temperature No other buildings were ignited but a string of box cars adjacent to the gutted structure caught fire and had to be moved by a switch engine Cause of the fire was not de termined but firemen said it pos Froedfirt Grain and Malting Co Milwaukee Wis and the estimated 3000000 bushels of barley it contained VFW Leader Asks Housing Loans 4to Vets Washington appeal for 40year lowinterest housing loans to veterans popped up Thursday as the government pledged an allout drive to en courage the construction of homes for rent The appeal for longterm loans was addressed to the federal hous ing administration by Commander Louis E Starr of the Vcierans of Foreign Wars But an FHA official told a re porter Starr should have directed his request to congress He said the law now limits loans to 25 years in the case of one to 4 lamily homes Starr said in a statement he had told FHA Chief Haymond M Foley and Housing Expediter Frank R Creedon that elimination of most construction controls had ended the veterans emergency program Veterans the majority of whom are on the lower rung of the economic now depend on the trickledown pro cess for housing Starr said By that the VTW chief said he meant that most new homes now will go to nonveterans hence the veterans only alternative will be to take advantage of reaultant vacancies in less expensive and lass desirable units SEE PRICE DROP FOR PORK CHOPS Packinghouse Spokesmen Expect Cut This Weekend Chicago UR Packinghouse spokesmen predicted Thursday that housewives would find pork chops less expensive at the butch er shops this weekend and even cheaper next week As a result of a 10 day decline in hog prices the packers them selves paid lower prices for pork ham and bacon on the hoof Wednesday than at any time since OPA ceilings were removed Oct 15 Increased supply and lowered ascribed to season al the prices to fall the spokesman said and they are expected to continue dropping for at least several days sible a tube through which bar ley passed might have become clogged and overheated An investigation was to be launched Thursday as soon as of ficials can make their way through the smoky ruins Long Chase Racine Wis rabbit dogs are famous the world over but S O Greenlee of Louis ville Ky could really brag about his beagle hound Thursday The dog apparently chased a rabbit a long distance for he showed up at a home on the out skirts of Racine with his tongue hanging out and his body quiver ing He was identified by a collar plate He was being treated at the Ra cine humane society for sore feet Weather Report FORECAST Mason Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night about 25 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 2530 southwest near 20 northeast High Friday near 40 in extreme west and south to 32 northeast Shippers Forecast Northwest 20 northeast 15 southwest 30 southeast 25 Minnesota Cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday with light snow north and east cen tral Colder Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 22 Minimum 10 At 8 a m Thursday 14 YEAR AGO Maximum 5 Minimum 13 J SCHULTZ DIES FROM INJURIES Struck by Car While Crossing Intersection Joseph Schultz 93 Nashua re tired farmer and the father of Mrs Don Brewer 321 N Penn died at a local hospital at a m Thursday from injuries re ceived when he was struck by a car driven by C W Corby 60 of 635 7th N E about p m Wednesday according to police The accident occurred at 4th and was driving east Sri 4ffi N Evand tUe car struck Mr Schultz who was crossing the intersection go ing south on Pennsylvania police records showed Mr Schultz was carried by the car about 40 feet on the pave ment according to police He was taken to the hospital suffering bruises and a scalp wound Schultz was born about 4 miles west of Munich Germany Jan 28 1853 He came to the United States when he was 4 years of age and had made his home around Nashua for a number of years He was married to Mary A Dunn Charles City Nov 22 1896 She preceded him in death Aug 24 1941 Surviving are 5 children Mag nus J Schultz and Mrs Don Brewer Mason City Evanglish Schultz Cedar Falls Leo Schulz Minneapolis and Mrs Wilbur Herrs Ashby Minn and 7 grandchildren Funeral arrangements are in complete The Meyer funeral home in charge JOSEPH SCHULTZ Alexis Smith Hurt Hollywood misstep as she ran downstairs on a film set slowed Alexis Smiths new pic ture down to a walk Thursday Dr Robert W King said she will be in bed for 10 days with a broken bone in her right ankle Russia Wants UN Probe of All Greece Lake Success N Y proposed Thursday that an Amer ican proposal for a United Nations investigation of conditions on both sides of the Greek frontier be extended to include a study of conditions throughout all Greece Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gromyko proposed also that any investigation of Greeces com plaints against Albania Yugo slavia and Bulgaria be limited in the 3 neighboring countries to border areas alone The amendments advanced to the United Nations security coun cil by Gromyko indicated a shift in the Russian position from 3 months ago when the Russians vetoed a similar American pro posal for a border area investiga tion As he did previously Gromyko again raised the issue of the pres ence of British troops in Greece declaring that intervention not by a neighbor but by another power was a deeprooted cause of the current strife in Greece As the security council resumed debate on Greeces complaint that Albania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia were fomentingguerrilla warfare in Greek frontier areas Yugo slavias representative declared that the situation inside Greece was one amounting to civil war and that investigation of mere border incidents would accomp lish nothing Sava N Kasanovich Yugoslav ambassador to the United States said the American resolution calling for a 7nation investigat ing commission to look into the situation on both sides of the fron that the situation was the same in Yugoslavia as it was in Greece This he said wtfuldbe Operators in Meeting on Coal Dispute Washington coal op erators assembled here Thursday to talk about prospects for reviv ing their longdormant contract negotiations with John L Lewis United Mine Workers AFL The meeting reportedly was called to sound out the attitude of various groups within the indus try on the tangled status of their relationship with the UMW Industry spokesmen gave no in dication that a proposal to resume negotiations was imminent Some government and industry officials believed there would be no move to revive negotiations until after the supreme court rules on the re cent contempt of court verdict against Lewis and the UMW The supreme court will hear arguments Jan 14 on the case which resulted in the levy of 510000 in fines on Lewis and the union for defying a court order to postpone the recent strike When he did call off the walk out Dec 7 Lewis made statements which were interpreted by some to mean that he expected further negotiations to await supreme court action A final decision from Lhe court probably will not come before February or March Brown Eyes of Dead Woman Will Be Used to Restore Sight New York brown eyes of Mrs Jerome J Kahn of Chicago underwent tests in a lab oratory of the Eye Bank for Sight restoration Inc Thursday pre paratory to being transferred to some unknown sightless person to whom she donated them in her last minutes of life The 38yearold wife of the president of the Standard Trans former Corp of Chicago died Wednesday Her eyes were re moved and sent in a refrigerated package by plane to New York where Red Cross workers took them to the Eye Bank Pretfy Mexican Mother Gives Birth to Girl in Coal Bin Home Renting for a Month Fort Wayne Ind pret y Mexican motherrested in the omfort and quiet of a hospital hursday after giving birth to a aughter in the coal bin which erves as home for her husband nd their 7 children The proud father Antonio Ga mez was at home with his rood in the dimly lit basement ovel for which he pays S40 per month Faustina Gamez whose only are for her children was taken to the hospital a few days ago after a charity organization learned of the familys plight Gamez a tomato packer in a canning factory smiled when he talked of the new baby He smiled even as he looked around the 9 by 12 foot enclosure with its rough board walls and its 9 toothbrushes hanging in an orderly row over the makeshift washstand by the orangecrate cupboard In his native Spanish he spoke of his little family and of the long trek north from Texas to Michigan and finally to Fort Wayne Educated he said I want my children educated They have bet ter chance here As he talked light seeped into the spotless room from the single window high in the ouicrwall a window usually opened only to admit a coal chute Seventeen year old Roberto eldest of the 8 children pointed to the scrubbed cement floor and i then to 13 year old Maria She keeps us as clean as mother did he said Hanging among the religious pictures decorating the wall were a few heavy coats Roberto ex plained his brothers and sisters go outofdoors in shifts about 3 at a time because there is not enough warm clothing for all to leave the basement at the same time The other children R u d o 1 f o 16 Fasciuel IZ Lorenzo 7 Gil berto 4 and Juan 2 listened to the conversation as they sat on the Z beds each against a wall Rob erto Eudolfo and Pasqucl can sit on the beds in the daytime but at night they sleep on the floor Neither Faustina nor her hus band were certain just when the baby was born Sometime last week Antonio said With the revelation of the fam ilys circumstances civic wheels began to grind Wayne township trustee officials they would move the family into the town ship shelter house until they found other accommodations John E Williams OPA area rent direc tor said Its incomprehensibe when Gamez told how Eeusebio Martinez a fellow Mexican of fered to help him out by letting him use the coal bin for a month But as Roberto explained point ing to the pile of coal they had removed from their home any way were not cold were right next to the furnace SENATOR SAYS GIFT WAS FOR mm FUND Congressman Flares Up at Senate Probje Calls Terry Judas Iscariot Washington The odore G Bilbo DMiss angrily testified Thursday that he did not get a damn cent of handed to him in a hotel room by a war contractor Bilbo flared up for the first time at the senate war investigat insr committee hearing when Sen ator Ferguson RMich pressed him for details about the You want to know how much Bilbo got Bilbo said slapping the table Thats the purpose of this investigation I did not get a damn cent The outbreak came as Bilbo was midway in reading a 42page pre pared statement denying all com plaints raised against him in con nection with war contractors The senator said he was given 4 checks amounting to by F T Newton Mississippi contrac tor who shared in numerous big war jobs Ferguson broke inwith repeat ed questions about why Newton had given the 25000 to Bilbo Bilbo said that he was trying to reelect Wall Doxey present sen ate sergeant at arms as senator and the Doxey backers were badly in need of funds When Ferguson wanted to know every detail about what was said who got the checks where the money was put Bilbo sat back in his chair with disgust Senator you are a reasonable man Bilbo told Ferguson Do you suppose any man caivsit down and cite a casual conversation more than 4 years old Id think you would remember any time you got Fer guson shot back I probably would if the 525000 was for me Bilbo replied quickly It was for Wall Doxeys cam paign Bilbo said he had not selected the names of those who were to attend the political to raise funds and support for Doxey but that he had made a hot speech Ferguson wanted to know how long after this the group went back to the hotel room where Bil bo got the 525000 You did not allow them to cool off did you Ferguson asked They dont cool off when I talk to em Bilbo came back as the spectators laughed Lashing out bitterly at an ex secretary whom he described as a Judas Iscariot Senator Bilbo DMiss declared it is an old southern custom to give presents to public servants Bilbo denied before a senate war investigating subcommittee that he had sought gifts or funds With the possible exception of the money that I borrowed to make a property settlement with my exwife The subcommittee is inquiring into his relations with war contratcors In a 10000 word statement The Man Bilbo heaped invective upon his former secretary Edward P Terry who testified against him Wednesday and on former Rep Ross Collins a Mississippi political foe Bilbo said the evidence to date showed that I am a very poor man and heavily involved in debt and that I received during all the period that the investigation has covered but 2 Christmas gifts one an automobile and the other liv ing room furniture consisting of a sofa 3 floor lamps and 2 table lamps Terry told Wednesday of pre senting a SI912 new automobile to Bilbo on behalf of Michael T Morrissey a war contractor BANTiFTEDlN 2PANTS SUITS DoubleBreasted Vests Also Allowed by CPA Washington office of temporary controls Thursday lift ed the 4yearold ban on manu facture of 2pants suits as well as the prohibition on vests for double breasted suits The action is ef fective Friday The civilian production adminis tration division of OTC said that the restrictions imposed in war time are no longer necessary be cause of increased production of mens and boys clothing The agency estimated that the restrictions had resulted in the saving of approximtely 10200 000 yards of fabric or enough ma terial to make 3000000 suits for uniforms ;