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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1946, Mason City, Iowa 6EPARTMENT SF HIGTOSY AND ARC OE5 MO I WES I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJH Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 31 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 62 PBEVIOUSMT KEPOKTED R3CS73 Chapter 1W P E 0 Wesley W S C S Women of the Moose Mason City chapter Mr Mrs Harry Beard Nora Sprints Circle No 13 First Methodist church JUJt Liz Independent Order Bniii Brith Monroe Junior High PTA Mary Jo Joyce Pavck B i J H Athenian Club Plumbers SteamflUers Local 105 Two Friends R W G Delta Alpha Class Linda Diane Fleken R R 3 22 months Madison P T A Grace Evangelical Ladies Aid Trinity Lincoln Circle Mason City Fire Fighters Assn M W A No Rock Falls Iowa Shoe Brokerage Co Home Room 207 Roosevelt Junior Kith Home Room 2J4 Monore Jr toigh Larry Denny Gray Mason City Butlon Club From Wabo In Memory of Don Lepley Osco Employes Sausage Cooler Gang at Deckers Home Room 103 Monroe Jr High Home Room Kooat Jr High City Hall Employes Harding P T A Harding ParentEducation English Classes Km 103 H S R A Cummings J Boyce Home Rm 216 RooIt Jr High Home Rm 113 RoaH Jr High No Name McKinley Parent Edu Group Payne Plumbing Heating First Nat Bank Employes A Friend Circle SA W S C S First Methodist church 300 501 547 IOil fiOO 100 500 soo 500 200 sno 300 soo 500 1000 300 100 2IKI Ii00 140 300 245 200 800 205 250 100 100 1000 3400 1000 THE DAYS GIFTS 20652 NEW TOTAL Jl41525 CAMPAIGN GOAL 1150000 SUM YET NEEDED J 8475 Cheer Fund Is From Top L D SANTA CLAUS IS ALL POISED TO GO INTO HIS HIGH LAND FLING IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE GA The GLOBE ZETTE Christmas Cheer Fund total at noon Saturday had reached the mark leaving only to reach the goal set at the beginning of the solicitation less than 2 weeks ago It was a cer stainty that the objective would be Beached Monday and that Suc would be written on this fist annual venture in the area yjf applied Christianity f Contributions will be received planned up to 2 oclock Tues day afternoon But in fairness to those who have been so fair and generous with this cause this frank statement of the situation should be offered Any surplus above the amount needed to bring happiness and comfort to the needy homes of Mason City this Christmas season will be used by the Social Wel fare league administrator of the fund to spread Christmas Cheer throughout the year Perhaps theres a youngster in a needy home who needs some new glasses or some dental work Or maybe theres a family that needs some fresh fruit for a rounded diet Thats the sort of thing that will be done wtth this cash above the immediate Christ mas requirements All gifts will be gratefully re ceived and listed But if you de cide to divert to those Salvation Army kettles in downtown Mason City the donation you had ear marked for Christmas Cheer well be the first to and applaud In the meantime the address still is Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Stratosphere Balloon Flight Will Be Launched at Ottumwa Washington Jean Piccard and a navy pilot will try to ride a cluster of 100 balloons nearly 100000 feet into the stratosphere next June from the naval air station at Ottumwa Iowa The 19 mile ascension would be more than 5 miles higher than man has ever soared before Purpose of the attempt the navy said Friday night will be to ob tain data on the physics and chemistry of the stratosphere The 100 balloons each 57 feet in diameter will carry a 400 pound gondola the scientific equipment Dr card and a navy man to be named later Use of the cluster is expected to give greater lifting power and eliminate the hazard of inflating a single bag The altitude record now stands at 72396 feet set by Capt Albert W Stevens and Capt Orvil A Anderson in a 1935 ascension sponsored by the army and the National Geographic society Dr Ficcard and his wife Jeannctte went up to 57979 feet in 1934 At Ottumwa Capt Thomas J Jeter commanding officer at the naval air station said the Piccard flight had been the subject of secret negotiations there for some time We are pleased to assist in the project Jeter said because it will constitute an added type of training for our midshipmen The stations work he said will include storage of the balloons and the lifting element probably hydrogen dispersal of these ele ments over the takeoff area drill by the various teams assigned to each balloon or group of them and finally the synchronized in flation and release of the balloons GovernorElect Talmadge of Georgia Succumbs to Illness Dies Less Than Month Before Scheduled 4th Inauguration to Post Atlanta Talmadge who 4 times was elected governor of Georgia died Saturday less than a month before his sched uled 4th inauguration The 62yearold champion of white supremacy succumbed quietly at Piedmont hospital where he had lain in a coma since Friday night Funeral services were tentative ly scheduled for Monday at Tal madges home town of McRae Death of the governorelect be fore taking in a bitter po litical fight for the governorship Authoritative sources said the constitution appeared to require continuance in office of Tal madges political foe youthful El lis Arnall possibly until anolher governor is elected 4 years hence Sources high in Talmadge coun cils however said the legislature by constitutional provision the right to name an alter nate governor and forecast elec tion of Talmadges son Herman If Arnall should refuseto sur render office sources said impeachment proceedings would ollow There is no precedent in the state but the constitution provides he governor shall remain in of ice until his successor is qualified and elected The legislature which meets in January formally elects he governor Talmadge first was stricken with a stomach hemorrhage in Jacksonville Fla Oct 4 and twice he was pronounced better and dismissed from the hospital le entered the hospital for the ast time Nov 29 and had been mproving until last Sunday when ie suffered a relapse Talmadges death ended an up and down political career in Jeorgia His first success was in i927 when he was named state commissioner of agriculture In 1933 he was elected governor erving 2 2yearterms until 1937 He lost a bitter battle for the U senate to Richard B Russell in 936 and again in 1938 he was in he race against Senator Walter George That was the race when he late President Roosevelt jacked Lawrence Camp in his purge campaign George won Talmadge emerged from politi cal retirement in 1940 again to ecome governor but 2 years aler he lost to Ellis Arnall Dick Frank Sinatra Least CoOperative Movie Actor of 1946 Hollywood Sinatra the bobbysoxers dreamboat Sat urday won the dubious honor of being chosen by a landslide as least cooperative movie actor of 1946 in a poll conducted by swoonproof scribes in the Holly wood Womens Press club The lady reporters voted In grid Bergman the lease cooper ative actress but admitted com petition was close between 5 or 6 other film queens Runnersup in cluded Betty Grable and Ginger Rogers The poll on the affirmative side named Joan Crawford and Dana Andrews as the most coopera tive stars of 1946 They will be given solid gold apples next Mon day when the Press club offi cially announces its choices at a luncheon The least cooperative play ers will be dared to appear at the luncheon Use Sugar to Salt Slippery Sidewalks Grand Forks N Dak girls at the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house are drinking their coffee straight for a while Two houseboys William Weight and Philliph Dahl set out to spread salt on the icy sidewalks in front of the sorority They had 22 pounds well dis tributed before they discovered it was sugar EUGENE TALMADGE lOWANDIESIN DOUBLE KNIFING Ottumwa Husband Is in Serious Condition Ottumwa Joseph Tarr 54 told police Saturday his wife struck him with a knife in an argument in a downtown room ing house Friday evening and the resulting knife fight caused her death I grabbed my knife and struck her he told authorities but only after she had knifed me first The pair used targe pocket knives Then I sat down and wrote This is what happens to an un faithful woman he said But I crumpled the note up and went over and lay down on the floor by her to die Tarrs 17yearold son by a for mer marriage identified both knives as the property his fa Iher He always carried a very sharp sharp you could shave with it Donald Tarr the son told police The 35yearold woman wilh her throat slashed literally from ear to ear and the man wilh the knife wound on the right side of his neck were discovered by the roomingh ouse proprietress at about 8 p m Friday The man is in serious condition The note was found in a waste basket No charges had been filed Tarr was under police guard at the hos pital Byrnes Names Clark tor Austria Peace Pact Washington State Byrnes of named Lt Gen Mark W Clark Saturday as his deputy to begin preliminary work on a peace treaty for Austria Gen Clark American command ng general in Austria will join deputy foreign ministers from France Britain and Russia in Lon don Jan 14 to begin the task Ambassador Robert Murphy political adviser to the American commander in Germany was named Friday as deputy in the German peace treaty Quake Tidal Wave Hit Japan 1500 Killed 50 Towns Rujned Suits Filed for Portal to Portal Wage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The CIO has started a legal fight in several cities to collect portal to portal pay and damages in excess of and a union official in Detroit predicted future suits in that area alone would approach the billion dollar mark Among the suits filed was one at South Bend Ind by CIO uni ted farm equipment workers for from the Oliver Cor poration on behalf of 2000 em ployes of plants at South Bend and Shelbyville Ind and Charles City Iowa Filing of the suits followed a favorable decision last June by the U S supreme court in action brought by employes of the Mt Clemens Pottery company for such pay under the 1938 fair labor standards act In Detroit Richard T Leonard vice president of the CIO United Auto Workers and the unions national Ford director predicted the filing suits asking 000000 from Detroit area em ployers including claims of 000000 against Ford UAW attorneys said a suit ask ing from the Briggs Manufacturing company would be on file in the Detroit federal court by Monday at the latest Suits seeking a total of S198 000000 have been filed in the Cleveland district court and at Pittsburgh the CfO has started legal action seeking at least 000000 for 120000 steel workers Suits seeking in be halfof 8500 workers were filed in 4 midwest cities Friday The Friday as in previous petitions said the wages and damages should be paid by employers under the terms of the AC for the time employes spent on company premises before their scheduled starting time and after their quitting time Although the suits varied in the time involved for retroactivepay Federal Judge Paul Jones in Cleveland in an opinion in simi lar suits has ruled that the state statutes of limitations applied The statutes limit claims to 3 years He held pay claims for work prior to 1943 could be disregarded Boy Sends Letter to Dadln Heaven Clinton letter obvious ly was a Christmas greeting Con fessing it gave me the biggest lump I ever had in my throat Postmaster W T Oakes opened it o read a childish scrawl To Daddy with love Then 3 X marks It was signed Dickey But it couldnt be delivered The envelope was addressed to Daddy In Heaven Seek Wallys Gems in U S Washington UR Washington jewelers were asked by police Saturday to be on the lookout for ems answering the description of hose stolen from the Duchess of Windsor Police insisted it was only a routine request following receipt from London of a listing of the Windsor valuables SIGHT First Artesian S Dak smile of 14 year bid Belle Goudy was brighier Saturday as she cruched beside her Christmas tree and because of recent eye surgery was able Ip see the colorful shimmer ing Yule decorations for the first time in her life As far as Bette is concerned however the holiday season dawned last Sept 12 in Chicago when Dr Richard A PerriU transplanted the cornea from a stillborn into her right eye and her vision improved Her best gift she said is the promise of her parenls Mr and Mrs Ed Goudy Artesian farmers of furlher improved eyesight Before the operalion Betle could see only dimly the outlines of large objects through scars her parents said were left at birth when she was blinded by silver nitrate Now Christmas decorations are visible and Bctte can pick out a picture on a wall 12 feet away Red and blue stand out most In another 4 months her vision is expected to improve further her parents said The first thingBette saw when the bandages were removed in Chicago was her hands Her big gest surprise was on her first au tomobile ride there and she could discern the color and shape of au tomobiles Plans for Bettes operation were made 3 years ago before the Goudys moved to east central South Dakota from Rockford 111 but the poeralion had to be de layed until this fall Perritt returned from the army air force when Dr service in Veto Elimination Muddled in Approval of U S Atomic Plan UN Delegates Disagree After Putting 0 K on Proposal In Principle New York to the United Nations atomic energy commission disagreed Saturday over whether they had approved a United States proposal to eliminate the big power veto on punishment A Notice to Readers and Advertisers In keeping with because of the con tinued acute shortage of print GlobeGazette will be published on Christmas day Features with a continuity element such as comics will be doubled up in Tuesdays issue for violations of atomic energy control This was a major point in the American atomic control plan which was approved in principle Friday by the commission and it appeared at first that the contro versial issue had been decided without the ap proval of Soviet Russia Members of the U S delegation hailed the commissions action as a complete victory for Bernard M Baruch 76yearold sponsor of the American proposals but it be came clear Saturday that the question of the veto on punish ment as well as some other points in the Baruch plan still faced a bitter fight A spokesman for Canadian dele gate Gen Andrew G L Mc Naughton sponsor of the compro mise which the commission finally adopted emphasized that the Ca nadian proposal laid down an im portant condition which should not be overlooked A spiked helmet was standard headgear for U S Marines in 1895 Man Once on Relief Gives in Christmas Bonuses Scio Ohio P Reese who vas on poor relief 14 years ago Friday night distributed to the 827 employes of his Scio Ohio pottery surprise Christmas bonus which set a rec ord even in this dishmaking vil lage of 1400 persons In addition the 53yearold wner of the pottery announced a 20centsanhour increase in wages with a SI an hour minimum scale Tor unskilltd workers Then because he was a World War I machine gunner he pre sented to the local American Le ion post a new home for which t had been trying to raise money He also gave away the bride at the public wedding of 2 employes Miss Elizabeth L Tackett and John J Campbell Jr a Pacific war veteran The gifts which were disclosed at an annual Christmas party averaged for each worker New employes received but each of the 88 men and women who have been with him 10 or more years received Fourteen years ago Reese didnt have a dish on which to put a solid hed had the solid meal Today he has what he describes as the finest white ware pottery in the world He recently refused an offer of for the plant this communitys only industry This storybook rise to riches is backed by an unusual tale of com munity effort and Reeses ambi tion to keep my employes the highest paid potlery workers in the world Reese penniless came with 7 other relief clients to live inan abandoned potlery building For 4 monlhs Ihey lived in that barn like structure as they worked on Reeses ideas for mass production of dishes At his first Christmas party in 1933 Reese gave each of the plants 123 employes a 39cent box of chocolales Reese has taken townspeople and farmers who never saw a dish made in their lives and made potters of paid un unionized employes By their side Reese works from 8 a m to midnight so that hell contact each of the 3 shifts Reese sums it all up My road has not been an easy one butno man could ask for one more pleas ant Many people would like to be a king possess great riches or live a life of ease he told his employes But I would not trade your companionship or friendship for anything in the world At last years party Reese gave a 15 per cent pay raise and in cash bonuses Icy Highways Cause Crashes in North Iowa Ice and snow were the causes of 2 accidents in North Iowa Fri day night one at Hampton which sent 4 persons to a hospital and one at Mason City which resulted in minor injuries only The state highway commission reported that all highways except in the southwest section were cov ered with a thin layer of frozen packed snow and were very slip pery Hills and curves have been sanded North Iowa highways were cov ered with packed snow and ice a dangerous condition for driving while low visibility continued over most of the section according to Iowa highway patrol reports Sat urday For northeast Iowa snowing was reported in all areas with visibility at onefourth to one third of a mile Highways were very slippery Some hills and curves were sanded In the northwest area the sky was overcast but clear in the Sioux City area with all high ways slippery The Mason City accident was re ported about p m Friday 3 miles north of Mason City on High way 65 when cars driven by Albert John Ficken Riceville and Victor Grant Spilde Albert Lea Minn collided Occupants of the cars received minor cuts and bruises according to the highway patrol Four persons were in the Luth cran hospital in Hampton Satur day morning and a fifth person suffered injuries in the Hampton collision due to a slippery high way a quarter of a mile west of the fairgrounds at 6 p m Friday Anton Rather 45 who lives near Alexander was going west when his car apparently skidded and another coming from the op posite direction crashed into it With Rother in the car was his son John 6 Both father and son suffered concussions In the eastbound car was the Rev Johann Schmidt 63 pastor pi Zion Reformed church of Chap in He suffered a broken kneecap His wife 43 suffered a broken leg Also in the car with the minis ter were Hemme Hemmes 68 of near Hampotn who suffered fa cial cuts and Eunice Schmidt 16 the was clergymans uninjured daughter who In Des Moines 20 traffic mishaps bought injury to 2 persons Five persons were hurt in a collision near Monroe on highway 63 Fri day night LIFT U S CURB ON TELEPHONES But Bell System Plans to Continue Procedure Washington UR Government priorities on installation of tele phones will be taken off Jan 1 but the Bell Telephone System said Saturday that its companies planned to continue the same pro cedure in filling orders Essential users who had prece dence for telephones during the war will continue to get preferred treatment Doctors business firms and government agencies were listed the essential users among others More recently veterans have been granted some preference both at home and on the job Some 2500000 orders for tele phones currently remain unfilled and Bell System officials said it was necessary to maintain an or derly system of supplying tele phones first to groups that need them the most PICK UP Carl Dwyer Mason City man aged for the Northwestern Bell Telephone company stated that the local office has not yet been advised ot the government action removing restrictions on installa tions Removal of restrictions by the government is almost certain to be followed by some company im posed regulation on installations because of the shortage of mate rials and equipment Mr Dwyer said Santa Pickets Los Angeles Christmas shoppers paused for a 2nd look when they saw a Santa Claus marching back and forth in front of a departmenl store As he paraded the Santa passed out candy kisses lo children from a bag slung over his shoulder and on the bag was a sign reading This Store Is Unfair He was a picket 20000PERSONS MADEHOMELESS IN NIP DISASTER Missing British Soldier Only Allied Military Casualty Reported Yet Tokyo devastating earthquake and tidal wave struck Japan Saturday killing at least 1500 persons making 20000 rnors homeless and smashing at least 50 cities and villages on shores Japans Inland Sea The prcdawn temblor termed more severe than the 1923 Tokyo quake which claimed nearly 100 000 lives hurled a tidal wave against 300 miles of coastline along Shikoku Island and southcentral Honshu Robert Lewis American Red Cross commissioner in Japan re ported to headquarters Saturday that preliminary surveys showed no casualties among U S military or Red Cross personnel in the earthquake The Japanese government re ported 546 persons killed basing its figures on preliminary reports from 14 of the worst hit prefec tures but other estimates boosted that total by 1000 The earth quake and the tidal wave demol ished 14686 houses and 21 fac tories anddestroyed more than 1400 fishing vessels Early compilations listed 628 persons seriously injured and 823 missing The only allied military casualty reported was a British soldier missing at Miho in Hiro shima prefecture At least 21 persons were killed in Osaka City where h e a d quarlers of the U S 25th division is located In Kochi prefecture on Shikoku island 127 died accord ing to preliminary Japanese gov ernment reports and 127 were killed at Tokushima prefecture on the same island The thundering wall o water which swept in from the Pacific after the submarine pulled thousands of earthquake houses out o sea as it receded and in other places flooded homes or smashed then flat The mighty earthquake jolt came 62 miles off the Japanese coast at a m Saturday It was felt almost immediately in dozens cities and villages where houses collapsed and citizens rushed into the streets terrorized In Nara prefecture 100 houses were demolished Nine persons killed in the vicinity the Horyu temple believed to be the oldest wooden structure in the world but the temple built in 607 A D and housing worldfamous mur als was unharmed City after city was flooded Kochi on the south coast of Shi koku island and its neighboring villages on the lowlands were swept by waves 7 to 10 feet high which rolled 5 miles and more in land Later the coast of Honshu on beyond Shikoku began to be hit Kainan a city of 26000 was vir tually cleaned out by 6 successive blasts of huge waves The tidal disturbance penetrated the Toku shima strait and entered the in land sea A photographer for Mainichi said 451 ships were washed away in the Wakayama area He de scribed the tidal waves approach as a tornado of water which drove fishing junks through houses as straws are driven through a tree by high winds Mainichi published some of his pictures which showed houses pierced by boats Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly clear Satur day night and Sunday with lit tle change in temperature and lowest Saturday night about 22 Iowa Fair west and partly cloudy east portion Saturday night and Sunday little change in tem perature Lows Saturday night 2423 High Sunday 4045 southwest 32 northeast Minnesota Cloudy Saturday and Sunday with light snow north west portion Sunday Colder north and east central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Saturday 27 Precipitation 04 Snow 1 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum ;