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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1946, Mason City, Iowa COM NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL UOI Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy I tf MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 64 Hi PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Decker Casing Departments 17 Primary Room Lime Creek No 8 Scshool 25 Courthouse Employes It 2 From the 40 L J K a Kiwanian From L K Stork Ventura A Friend Kock Falls Hole in His Shoe Jfl Dorene Shirley and Vicki 30 Earners fio First Methodist Church Circle 3 30 First Methodist Church Circle ISA ioi Genesfa Home Makers Club JI Mrs W Jm Gary Larry and Jerry 101 From a Friend Gertie nnd Charles 301 Nancy Lee Sherman lfli National Secretaries Associa tion j Thorne Division First Baptist Church 200 J C Penney Employes 25 GlobeGazelle News Room G7 GRAND TOTALS m 5309889 IMG CAMPAIGN GOAL TOTAL CASH GIFTS 174714 TOTAL MERCHANDISE GIFTS 35175 GRAND TOTAL GIFTS 209889 AMOUNT OVER GOAL 59889 God Bless Us EVERYONE E S SANTA CLAUS IS STILL DOING HIS HIGH LAND FUNG He has good reason for il too That rea son is contained in the figures given above The Christmas Cheer Fundat its formal clos ing oclock Tuesday aft gone over the top by the widest margin of its 21 year history Thats reason enough for celebration With one of the contributions listed above was a little note which seemed to reflect the fun damental spirit that makes this venture in applied Christianity a whopping success year after year It was this For the little boy With the hole in his From somebody else Who had one Theres a precious satisfaction in sharing with others not so for tunate And thats exactly what hundreds have done this year in piling up this magnificent fund for our communitys needy fam iles Our wish is that this generous act will add to the Yuletide hap piness of each and every giver God bless us everyone as Tiny Tim expressed it DECORAHGIRL DIES IN CRASH Decora Kessel 17 daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Kessel of Decorah was instantly killed at a m Tuesday at La Crosse Wis when a car owned and driven by Bernard Hilke skid ded on an icy pavement and crashed into a tree fiuss Schultz former University of Wisconsin football star died en route to a hospital There were 6 persons in the car Miss Kessel was employed in a LaCrosse restaurant B There was worth of life insurance in force in the United States in 1945 NOTICE Because the Globe Gazette will not be pub lished on Christmas day Tuesdays and Wednes days comics will be found in this edition AP Wirepholo THEIR CHRISTMAS Hamilton 8 and his sister Darlene 5 sit on front of a Christmas tree they fashioned from a withered branch and trimmed with used flashbulbs and a red ribbon The 2 children live with their 4 brothers and sisters and parents in the Hamilton county jail irr Webster of the housing shortage Webster City Christ mas tree is a withered branch ximmed with a piece of ribbon and several used photoflash bulbs Their home is the concrete Hamilton county jail But Mr and Mrs Charles Hamilton and heir 6 of the housing planning to make this as nice a Christmas as hey have ever had They also will observe the Ihird jirthday of 1 one of the children Ida Mae Wednesday The Hamiltons and their chil dren who range in age from 1 year to 10 were evicted from their farm tenant home near here in the middle of November The family was unable to find any place to move and Sheriff E E Lear feeling sorry for the chil dren transferred a lone prisoner to Fort Dodge and turned the county jail over to the Hamiltons The children fixed up the with ered branch for their Christmas tree A few presents will be ex changed on Christmas day to com plete the celebration Hamilton has obtained a job now with the Webster City street department and said he would like to keep it So far however he has been unable to find any permanent home Mrs Hamilton tried to find a job to help pay for the presents purchased for the children but her efforts and those of the Webster City employment office were in vain JAPAN DISEASE THREAT CURBED Nip Government Makes Plans for Rehabilitation Tokyo Japanese gov ernment will appropriate 1 billion ren for relief and of its earthquake and tidal wave stricken area Cyodo news agency said Tuesday The U S army said disease was under control but shortages of medical supplies water and elec ricity was creating a health men ce in Shingu An LST manned ly Japanese was ordered to take ood clothing and medical sup plies to that city Kyodo said the quake changed he topography in some places hiefly near Muroto Point in cen ral eastern Shikoku and near The agency said the con raised the area near Muroto but the earths surface ap to have sunk slightly near Cochi Nearly 5000 acres of rich rice and around Kochi were inun aled as Saturdays powerful tidal vave smashed a levee The waters ave not entirely receded Kyodo eported The home minister Seichi Om ra revised casualty figures down vard slightly He told the house f peers total casualties as of 11 m Monday night were 061 dead 165 missing and 1092 njured Earlier he had given lese figures for the same hour 088 dead 165 missing and 1142 injured total 2395 He did not xplain the revision Jobber Bows to Tears and Returns Loot Chicago Fagan an mploye of a lingerie shop turned n the tears Monday night when a oung and susceptible robber or ered her to give me all the money in your cash register Weeping copiously Miss Fagan anded him and sobbed Thats all I took in today The holdup man looked at his iOt then said gruffly Take it ack you need it worse than I do Pope Pius XII Sees Europe in Danger of New Conflicts Catholic Head Calls for Early and Just Peace to Avert Strife Vatican City Pope Pius XII declared Tuesday on the eve of the 2nd Christmas since World War II ended that Europe stood in grave danger of new conflicts Addressing the resident mem bers of the College of Cardinals whose 55yearold dean Gennaro Cardinal Granilo Pignatelli Di Belmonte had just presented their Christmas greetings the pontiff called for an early just and def initive peace Otherwise he said the con tent agitation of Europes peo ples their disillusionment and discontent over the wars after math might give rise to the flames of new conflict The pontiffs address was broad cast by the Vaticans short wave station and rebroadcast over the Italian and Spanish long wave stations In the gravity of the present hour the pontiff invitedjthe rul ers of the world to bale their policies on 3 considerations 1 To remove Bangerous inter national tensions and end the present intolerable state of un certainty he urged the advent of a definitive peace among all states 2 To the labor of peace he pleaded let the rulers apply the seal of a true justice of a far seeing wisdom of a sincere serv ice to the common interests of the entire human family 3 Let them finally he said establish in their instruments of peace a procedure clearly de termined for correcting so that the voice of reason and equity demanding modifications might be heeded CIO Files Suit Against Harvester for PortalPortal Pay Chicago CIO United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers Union Tuesday filed in United States district court a portaltoportal pay suit against the International Har vester company The suit was filed in behalf of approximately 35000 Harvester employes in 14 plants at Kock Island East Moline Rock Falls Canton Illinois Auburn N Y Richmond and Evansville Ind Louisville Ky 5 in Chicago and the Bettendorf Iowa plant which was closed early this year A union spokesman said the Harvester suit demands 550000 000 in back portaltoportal pay from 1938 to the present and an additional as liquidat ed damages State Department Says Russian Ultimatum 0 K 800000 LITTLE NAZIS GRANTED PARDON BY US Amnesty Marks Major Policy Change for Our Zone in Germany Frankfurt Germany proximately 800000 little nazis in the American zone of occupa tion were granted amnesty Tues day before by proclamation of Gen Joseph T McNarney U S commander in Europe By the amnesty the number of Germans in the American zone liable to prosecution under de nazification laws is reduced from approximately 3000OCO to about 2000000 The amnesty the announcement said will apply to all persons who are not chargeable under the law of liberation from national social ism and militarism as major of fenders or offenders whoseyear ly income duringthe calendar years 1943 and 1945 was less than 3000 marks and whose taxable property in1945 did not exceed 20000 marks Also exempted from prosecu tion are persons not maior of fenders or offenders who are more 50 per cent disabled The announcement while com ing virtually on Christmas eve was not regarded so much as a holiday present but as a major change in American policy It appeared aimed at breaking the log jam of multitudinous cases in denazification courts so that full attention could be directed to bringing major offenders to jus tice more quickly Approximately 11000000 Ger mans have been required to fill out denazification questionnaires and about 3000000 of that num ber have been found chargeable under the law I am sure that this amnesty will permit German administra tion to proceed more vigorously to seek out and punish the active nazis who brought destruction on their country and at the same time will encourage those who come under its terms to seek the ways of democracy McNarney said So far as was known the United States was alone in adopting the amnesty procedure None of the other 3 occupynig powers had an nounced intentions of any similar actionup to the time McNarney spoke SPOT OCCUPANTS OF LOST PLANE Halifax Royal Canadian air force spokesman said that 9 occupants of a missing Quebec Airways plane were sighted alive Tuesday afternoon on floating ice n the St Lawrence river off Cap hat The plane a twinengined pas senger craft disappeared Monday on a 60mile flight across the St from Godbout to Mont Joli Quebec about 200 miles northeast of Quebec Oklahoma Provides Presents for 3200 Orphans in State Oklahoma City official Santa Clausicreated as a joke on an angry legislator 10 years out Tuesday in a highway department truck to bring Christmas to 3200 orphans in slale and private institutions The gifts for the children will be just as numerous this year as in the past but theyll be a little smaller The Santa Claus thats the official limited to an expenditure of a child and like other shoppers found prices are higher this season The commission was created by what Oklahomans still call the spending sixteenth legislature During the session Rep Sandy Singleton arose and angrily de nounced extravagance declaring we may as well establish a Santa Claus commission while were at it The legislators promptly passed a bill la create such a body State appropriated funds for the commission arc supplemented by private donations Every Santa Claus letter the orphanage inmates write goes to the commission Mosl of the children get what Ihey ask tor because lists of suggested items are sent to each institution for the orphans lo glance over Taft Bricker Seek Showdown on Ohios Favorite Son Bid Senators Plan Huddle in January to Decide Who Will Step Aside Washington po tential republican presidential candidates Senator Robert A Tatt and SenatorElect John W Tuesday toward a January decision on which ot them will seek favorite son support Taft told a reporter that he and of whom has bowed out of the others way in 2 suc cessive bids for the will sit down together soon and try to work out an agreement Bricker stepped aside in 1940 and Taft in 1944 when Bricker became the vice presidental nom inee Another compact now would leave the winner free to put on Bricker Bows Out Columbus Ohio IP The Columbus Dispatch said Tues day that former Gov John W Bricker would not seek the re publican presidential nomina tion in 1948 but would support U S Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio for that honor full steam in an effort to line up delegates for the 1948 GOP con vention The efforts reportedly being made in this direction by sup porters of GOV Thomas E Dewey of New York and the publicly announced intention of former Gov Harold E Stassen of Min nesota to seek the nomination ap parently spurred the Ohioans to ward a showdown Bisignano Case Is Before Supreme Court Washington supreme court Tuesday was asked to re view a contempt of court convic tion imposed against Al Bisignano Des Moines night club operator after he assaulted a Des Moines judge last January Judge Harry B Grund of the municipal court victim of the as sault cited Bisignano for contempl found him guilty and sentenced him to serve 6 months in jail and pay a S500 fine The state supreme court upheld the judgment Machine Guns Are Hushed as Pilgrims Worship in Bethlehem Bethlehem Reverent bands of pilgrims wound in end less procession through the hushed hills and olive groves of the Holy Land Tuesday to wor ship at the birthplace of Chris tianity in Bethlehem The stutter of machine guns and the crashing roar of explod ing mines to which Palestinians have become accustomed were stilled on this day when the faithful paid fribufe to the Prince of Peace born 1946 years ago Palestine was having a green Christmas Tuesday dawned murkily but the sun broke through the clouds and shone I brilliantly on the Bethlehem pil grims The Christmas ceremonies be gan just before noon The first of the organized processions put out from the Jaffa gate of the old city of Jerusalem Led by flashily uniformed out riders a line of motor cars with mounted escort moved slowly along the road to Bethlehem It wended through the Valley of Birkct Es Sultan or Fool of the Sultan named after Suleiman the Magnificent who restored the old city walls in the 16lh century On past the hill of Evil coun sel it went and past the well of the Magi where the wise men rested on their journey to Beth lehem to bow down before the new born king The procession was led by Mon signor Louis Barlassina the Latin patriarch along the narrow high way flanked by terraced hills and farmland and up the gentle slope to the site of Rachels tomb There it was met by the mayor of Bethlehem Issi Effenfli Ban dak and dignitaries of the district After a brief pause they went on into the town of Bethlehem where crowds were gathered in Manger square to witness the solemn entry into the Church of the Nativity From early morning an almost unbroken stream of transport had moved out toward Bethlehem from the King David hotel Last July the southern wing of the hotel was by an explo sion which killed more than 100 persons The pilgrims had to pick a cautious way through the tangle of barbed wire still main tained around the hotel It was a troubled peace which came to Palestine this Christmas eve with no solution yet to the problems which had transformed the Koly Land into an armed camp TAFT BRICKER FARM TERM BOY GIVEN IN PRISON Bass Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter Larceny Charles City Judge T R Beardmore Tuesday sentenced Russell Bass 18year old farm youth to 8 years in the Anamosa reformatory after Bass pleaded guilty to charges of man slaughter and larceny Bass was charged with man slaughter in connection with the death Oct 9 1945 of 7yearold lannes M Henry who died of in juries suffered when struck by a car at a downtown intersection The larceny charge was brought after Sheriff B F Atherlon said Bass and a companion Roger Hirsch were implicated in the theft of 23 hogs during the past month from farmers in this area Hirsch also charged with larceny has waived preliminary hearing and his bond was set at Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday colder Tuesday night and a little warmer Wednesday Lows Tues day night 15 north to 24 south Highs Wednesday 30 north to 38 south Mason City Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday little change in temperatures Lows Tuesday night about H Minnesota Generally fair Tues day night Wednesday partly cloudy and a little warmer Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature average will range from 3 to 5 degrees above normal in southern Iowa lo 1 to 3 degrees in other sections The slate normal is 22 degrees Cold er Friday warmer Sunday Precipitation will average one quarter inch or less with light snow about Friday IN MASON CITY lobeGazelle weather stalislics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 18 At 8 a m Tuesday 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 15 ADMITS TO ORDER U S SHIP TO LEAVE Official Says Reds Had Legal Power to Keep Americans Out of Dairen Washington ff A stale de partment official said Tuesday Russian military authorities at Dairen Manchuria acted within their legal rights in ordering an American vessel to leave the port last Friday after its authorized 48hour stay had expired Press Officer Lincoln White also declared that the Soviets were within their legal rights in refus ing to permit an American busi nessman a news reporter and a photographer aboard the vessel to land at Dairen None of them While explained had received prior official Rus sian clearance Such clearance however had been given to a dip lomatic courier aboard the craft Whiles views were expressed in a statement and in replies to ques tions from reporters His statement declared that an account of the incident by the American reporter William H Newton of ScrippsHoward had been confirmed as to its substan tial accuracy by American diplo matic reports from China But White said he was unable to con firm definitely and specifically that in ordering the U S vessel to leave the Russians had given the commander a verbal ultimatum Newton had said that the Rus sians ordered the vessel to leave within 20 minutes or the Soviets would not be responsible for the consequences For the moment on the basis of these preliminary reports the d e partment is taking a handsoff attitude toward the matter but of ficials made it clear that this is not necessarily their last word on thematter On one ultimatum to the United Slates vessel to with draw from state de partments report was described by White as unclear It seemed to indicate White said that the ves sel had been ordered to leave but Ihc circumstances were not offi cially and fully explained to Washington His stalement therefore skipped over this issue White said lhat a diplomatic courier aboard the navy vessel had been allowed to go ashore anji transact his official business without hindrance because he had been given prior clearance However White said clearance was not requested for the news correspondents and the American businessman After the vessels arrival at Dairen the American consul there sought permission for the 3 to land but local Soviet officials in sisted they could not authorize them to do so without clearance from Moscow White added that Dairen was made a free port under the Sino Soviet treaty last year but the Soviet and Chinese governments have not completed arrangements for the Chinese to assume con trol Pending the conclusion of these arrangements Dairen remains un der Soviet military control his statement added The Soviet ultimalum for the withdrawal of the navy vessel from the port already had brought a demand for a thorough investi gation from Senator Stewart D whodeclared this country has been entirely too easy with Russia AFL Heads To Argentina Washington President William Green announced Tues day that a special delegation of AFL officials would go to Argen tina early in January to inquire into labor economic and political conditions there Green said the delegation was invited by the Ar gentine government and the Ar gentine confederation of labor Macau Portuguese settlement in China has been called the Monte Carlo of the Orient ;