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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT H I 6 T il H Y A u E s KOUE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LEU Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 1946 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 66 BUTTER PRICES GO UP AFTER FALL ALLEN RESIGNS RFC POSITION ASKS REVISION President Appoints John Goodloe to Fill Vacancy on Jan 16 Washington fP George E Allen resigned Friday as a direc tor of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation after recommending a sweeping revisiotrof the act under which RFC operates President Truman immediately appointed John D Goodloe now RFC genera counsel to replace Allen when the resignation be comes effective Jan 16 Announcing these actions pres idential Press Secretary Charles G Ross told reporters When the president appointed Mr Allan last January Mr Allan said he would be willing to serve only a year He was appointed with that un derstanding Ross added that Allen is go ing to the white house to see Mr Truman with Goodloe and taking a re port of the RFC r e c p m mending i m ALLEN portant changes in the act creating the RFC Ross described the recommen dations as calling for drastic changes which would completely rewrite the RFC act to eliminate all wartime emergency powers and consolidate all lending auth ority under one law Under these proposals Ross said even some peacetime power no longer considered necessary would be dropped The present chairman of the RFC is Charles B Henderson The president appoints the directors and the directors choose their own chairman Goodloe 38 year old native of Richmond Ky was appointed executive assistant to the chair man of the RFC in 1941 He be came general counsel Z years lat er He previously had served with several government agencies after a brief career as a newspaperman in Kentucky Ross said Allens letter of res ignation reached the white house Friday and that President Truman replied immediately accepting it However Ross said the resigna tion had been discussed previous ly with Allen Allen known as the court jest er of the administration literal ly kidded himself into the chuck ling approval of senators when his nomination was sent to Capitol Hill by Mr Truman last January BUTtHiCES HERE SHOW LAG Expect Change to Come in Mason City Later The drop in butter prices on the New York wholesale market will not be reflected in Msson Citys market until next week it was explained Friday by a spokes man for State Brand Creameries Inc origin of most of the butter sold here Since the wholesale price charged by State Brand Cream eries is the average of the previ ous weeks price on the New York wholesale market there is a tend ency for the local market to he more stable with less pronounced change Likewise the local mar ket changes appreciably only if the New York price change is maintained for several days he pointed out Mason City department stores Friday joined the nationwide pa rade of preinventory and post Christmas sales Most of the stores were featuring and off from the prices paid by Christ mas shoppers Items intended purely for Christmas trade already had largely disappeared from the counters on Thursday Roaster Cooked Along With Christmas Turkey Chariton C R Bentz family stove cooked an aluminum roaster well done in the process of roasting the Christmas turkey Bentz who was helping his wife ih the kitchen lifted the roaster out of the oven and the bottom fell out letting the tur key fall to the floor A short in the oven heating unit had created an electric arc that neatly cut through the roaster The turkey was welldone too Iowa Virginia in Ham Battle Richmond Va Tuck of Virginia will be the of ficial taster referee and winner of a ham battle between his state and Iowa Tuck and the chief executive of 46 other states each received a choice cornfed ham from Governor Blue of Iowa for a Christmas present Each ham was accompanied by a bit of verse explaining that the product of the tall corn state defies competition Officials of the Gwaltney company at of a famous Virginia variety of this as an invasion their domain so they decided to send Governor Tuck a succulent Smithfield ham With 2 sources thus tempting his palate who else but he could win Crosby Bergman Share Honor as Film MoneyMakers Van Johnson Slips to Third Place Gary Cooper Ranks Fourth Hollywood Bing Crosby and Actress Ingrid Berg man his running mate in The Bells of St Marys Friday reigned as the years biggest box office moneymakers Motion picture exhibitors chose the Groaner for the number one spot for the third straight year Putting him on an equal footing with Mickey Rooney and one year behind Shirley Temple who tinkled the cash registers loudest for a record 4 years Crosby fans swarmed to his 3 pictures in circulation during 1946 Bells of St Marys Road to Utopio and Blue Skies Miss Bergman crashed the big ten for the first time jumping from 13th place with 4 boxoffice Bells of St Marys Notorious Spellbound and Saratoga which she played ev erything from a nun to a beauty of questionable morals She took the place of bobbysox Idol Van Johnson who slipped one notch to third spot In fourth was Gary Cooper veteran of the 1946 list with 8 straight appearances Clark Gable alltime Ywhiner with 12 successive times in a row before he went in the army fin ished 13th this year Bob Hope whos been on the list every year since 1941 grabbed the poll championship for top 10 re peats by a comedian He came from 7th to 5th place this year Humphrey Bogart placed 6th Greer Garson was 7th skidding from No 3 Margaret OBrien only child star on the list was 8th Betty Grable was 9th and Roy Rogers first in the cowboy poll took 10th Uruguay 0 Ks Bretton Woods Montevideo Uruguay an senate Friday ratified the Bret ton Woods international monetary and banking pacts It also ap proved a supplementary appro priation of for the United Nations relief and rehabili tation administration Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave Friday with temperatures falling to near 5 above Light snow Friday night Saturday partly cloudy with maximum tempera ture about 10 Strong northerly Friday night diminishing Saturday afternoon Iowa Cold wave Friday night with temperatures falling to near 5 above northwest and 10 above southeast by Saturday morning Light snow Friday night Satur day partly cloudy and much colder with maximum tempera tures 10 to 15 above Moderate ly strong northwesterly winds tonight and Saturday Shippers Forecast One above northern half 7 above south ern half Minnesota Cold wave Friday night with temperatures falling to 10 to 15 below zero north portion and 0 to 5 above south portion by Saturday morning Snow Friday night accumulating 4 to 8 inches central and north east portions with some drift ing by accompanying strong shifting winds Partly cloudy and colder Saturday Iowa 5 Day Outlook The mean temperature will average near normal The state normal is 21 degrees Colder Friday night and Saturday Continued cold Sunday Warmer Monday and Tuesday No decided change Wednesday Precipitation will average onetenth inch Snow flurries Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 24 At 8 a m Friday 28 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 19 Minimum 7 CROSBY BERGMAN FARMER FREED IN AUTO DEATH Ionia Man Not Blamed for Mishap on Highway New A Schmidt 41 was at liberty Friday following his arrest as a material witness in the death of Louis Wandro 50 who was crushed by his own auto mobile north of Ionia early Wed nesdaymorning N Schmidt was freed from blame in the accident at an inquest Held Thursday afternoon by Dr Paul E Gardner Chickasaw county coroner Testimony at the inquest re vealed that the 2 men were riding in the car with Wandro driving when the car went into a 2foot ditch In trying to get the car back onto the highway Wandro tripped on some underbrush and he was pinned by the front bump er between the car and a small willow tree Six men were required to push the car from Wandros body be fore it could be removed Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a m at the Larkin chapel at New Hampton and at a m at Mt Calvary ceme tery at Alta Vista Wandro was born at Spillville Aug 10 1896 son of the late Jane and Rose Swehla Wandro He was single Survivors include a sister in Chicago a brother with whom he farmed and 2 brothers in Charles City Iowa Youth Killed 3 Persons Injured in Auto Accident Burlington Row 18 son of Asa Row route 1 Mt Pleasant was killed and 3 others were injured early Friday morn ing when the automobile in which they were riding driven by young Row turned over on a curve on highway 34 near Danville 12 miles west of here Row was home on navy leave from San Diego Cal Donald Coleman Mt Pleasant suffered a fractured skull and was reported in a critical condi tion in Memorial hospital Mt Pleasant Bertha Kelly Mt Plea sant and Betty Grinstead New London were less seriously hurt Iowa Youth Killed in CarTrain Collision Boone Lee Carpen ter 15 Ogden Iowa was killed Thursday night when the car he was driving and a westbound Chicago and North Western pas senger train collided a block and a half from Carpenters home The youth was the son of Mr and Mrs Theodore Carpenter REVEAL 70 OF LEND LEASE AID HAS BEEN PAID Britain Tops List as Largest Recipient in System Russia Is Next Washington W President Truman informed congress Friday that 70 per cent of this nations lend lease aid has been marked paid and expressed conviction that the accounting would prove one of the foundations of eco nomic stability in the postwar world In his 23rd report on the war time mutual aid program the chief executive said that the total United States aid through Sept 30 amounted to of which this country will recover substantially wore than S10 000000000 in reverse lend lease and payments A full dollars and cents settle ment never was anticipated by this government Mr Truman weighed into the cold statistics of the accounting an emphatic asser tion and remainder that the work of the international swapping ar rangement in achieving victory can never be satisfactorily mea sured in monetary terms There was only a terse refer ence to to Britain the largest recipient of American aid Britain with which a settle ment has been reached received 65 per cent of the total The Sov iets got 23 per cent Mr Truman said Russia has been invited to open negotiations on a settlement but there was no indication of what has prevented the starting of talks Similarly the report said that it has not as yet been possible to start active nego tiations with Yugoslavia Poland and Czechoslovakia Highlights in the chief execu tives report since his last review 1 Final agreements have been made with Britain France India Australia New Zealand Belgium and Turkey These include the principles that the countries set tle Uncle Sams wartime debts within their borders incorporate at least a technical clause for re covery by this country o f leased military equipment and make payments for deliveries after VJ day 2 Canadas account is consid ered closed because the dominion paid for all supplies and materials obtained in this country settle ment negotiations are actively in progress with South Africa Nor way Greece and the Netherlands and except in a few cases such as Brazil only relatively minor matters remain to be settled with Latin American countries 3 Agreements on the sale of worth of lend lease supplies have been reached with 13 countries since Japans sur render 4 Of that total 515000000 to worth will remain un delivered by years end because of the recent coal strike The report said without elaboration however that arrangements are contem plated for overcoming a congres sional prohibition against expend ing any funds for such deliveries after the first of the year 5 Certain minor military lend lease programs remain in oper ation in China including supplies for Chinese forces participating in the occupation of Japan and spe cialized training services Aid since June 30 of this year has been by agreement on a reimbursable Fisherman Sits on Hole in Bottom of Boat to Avert Sinking in River Moultrie Ga Shaw made a safe landing by the seat of his pants He and a friend were fishing in a row boat in Little River when the boat struck a sunken log It tore a hole nearly a foot in diame ter in the boats bottom Shaw promptly sat in the hole Aided by rapid bailing Shaw and McCall Edmondson made shore safely AP Wircphoto FACE WINTER WITHOUT and Mrs Ralph Lake of Muscatine and their 4 children Friday faced the winter weather without a home and no immediate prospects of finding one Officers moved them out of their 3 room garage apartment after their quar ters were condemned by the city as a fire trap The children are Ronald LaVerne in his fathers 6 months old Sharon Elaine held by her mother 2 Thomas Leroy 4 and Albert wearingpointed cap 3 Report Icy Roads in North Iowa Southern Minnesota Motorists Warned to CLEAR UP IOWA SAFE ROBBERIES Youth Admits Thefts Implicates 3 Others Davenport Police Chief Reed Phillips said Friday he saw solution ofa seriesof safe robber ies in Scott county after question ing 4 youths 2 of them 15 and the other 2 16 years of age Three of them he said are parolees from the State Training School at El dora Phillips said the theft of 2 safes 1 in Davenport and another in Bettendorf the robbery of another safe in Davenport and 3 burglaries had been cleared up Phillips said 1 youth admitted 2 safe thefts and burglaries and implicated the 3 others He said the 4 admitted breaking into the A P Supermarket in Iowa City last Saturday with the intention of stealing the safe but Were frightened away Since the first part of Novem ber 6 sales have been stolen in Scott county netting thieves 647 Chief Phillips listed the thefts admitted by the youths as Bill Glynns Tavern Bettendorf where a 400pound safe contained was stolen Nov 23and the B F oodrich store Davenport from which a 500pound safe contain ing in cash and in checks was taken Dec 7 and rob aery of the safe in a glass com pany store Dec 3 which netted Phillips said the youth would oe turned over to juvenile author ities No charges have been filed against them he Said Gardner Cowles Gets License for Marriage Stamford Conn ff Town Clerk George R Close said Fri day that Gardner Cowles 44 pub lisher of the Des JMoines Register and Fleur Fenton 33 NewYork advertising consultant had been granted a marriage license here Both said they had been previous ly married Stay Off Highways Because of Freezing Motorists were warned Friday to remain off the highways in southern Minnesota and north Iowa as mounting reports indi cated that roads were fast be coming coaled with ice from bor der to border State Highway Commissioner M J Hoffman of Minnesota said that reports indicated that the worst icing conditions of the year were in the making and that highways would be virtually impassable because of the rapid freezeover of cold rain Upon rain and mist which hov ered over and spilled upon Mason City and north Iowa throughout the day Friday a cold wave with marked drop in temperatures and snow and strong winds was fore cast Temperatures were to fall sharply by Saturday morning and rain and mist in some sections al ready was forming ice The Iowa Highway com mission reported light precipita tion in the northern half of the state had cut visibility to 300 feet Most highways north of Highway 30 were icy during the morning Rain melted some this ice but with dropping temperatures ice began forming again The forecast was that tempera tures would fall to near 5 above in northwest Iowa by morning with light snow Cold weather may last through Sunday with a warming trend day according bureaus report beginning Mon to the weather Henpecked Pa Rhino Awaits Overdue Birth By CLAIRE COX United Press Staff Correspondent Chicago UR A henpecked daddy rhinocerous paced up and down in his cage Friday im patiently awaiting the overdue 3irth of his 3rd offspring so his 2500pound wife will let him come home again Pharaoh a gentlemanly 2400 5ound animal was evicted from the home he shared with his ill cmpercd wife Mary at the Brnnkficlfl zoo as soon as the little rhinocerous stranger was on the way Mary was such bad company that she assaulted her mildman nered spouse That was 15 months ago Mary should have produced her 3rd rhino about Dec 11 but it didnt arrive Now Zoo Director Robert Beanhopes it will be born the middle of next month Marys keeping us in sus pense Bean said We were hop ing wed have a new zoo resident in time for Christmas Now we are sure only that one is on the vvay Mary knows Bean said Mary was the first lady of the worlds captive rhino population Shes the only one who has produced offspring in cap tivity One of her sons born when she was 8 years old is at a zoo in Pittsburgh and the other is a circus performer Were hoping for a girl rhino Bean said It would be the first born in captivity We want a girl so we can keep her and start a 2nd right here FLAMES DESTROY YULE TREE GIFTS Algona Man Injured in Trying to Stop Blaze short circuit in elec trical wiring caused fire to break out in the Christmas tree at the C S Kurtz home here at noon Friday Kurtz suffering 2nd de gree burns in trying to extinguish the flames The fire department was de layed by slippery streets and when they arrived the living room was a mass of flames By the time the fire was under control all the Christmas gifts of the family including those of the children Kenny and Jo Ann were destroyed The flames however were confined to the downstairs portion of the home Kurtz is manager of the Swift Co Produce Co plant in Al gona Loses Pigtails Washington mother said Friday that 12yearold Diane Sklarsky can have a permanent any time she wants it now Somebody sitting behind her on a street car snipped off both of Dianes pigtails ARGENTINA PUTS ENVOY IN SPAIN Ambassador Takes Post Despite UN Resolution Buenos Aires UR The new Argentine ambassador to Spain will assume his post in Madrid despite the antiFranco resolution passed by the United Nations gen eral assembly it was disclosed of ficially Friday Dr Jose Arce who headed the Argentine delegation to the as sembly told the press Tuesday night that Argentina would not carry out the recommendation ap proved in New York on Dec 12 The antiFranco resolution calls upon UN member states to withdraw their top diplomats from Spain but does not compel them to do so It was passed by a vote of 34 to 6 with Argentina Costa Rica the Dominican Repub lic Ecuador El Salvador and Peru casting the negative votes Arce said that the new ambas sador Pedro Radio who sailed for Spain last Sunday would go ahead and present his credentials to Gene ralissimo Francisco Franco He termed the resolution so watered down that the UN dele gations knew it would not change the situation in Spam Gromyko Absent as UN Atomic Commission Adopts Half of Plan Lake Success N Y United Nations atomic energy commission meeting in secret session with Soviet delegate An drei A Gromyko absent Friday adopted the first half of an atom ic control plan which closely fol lowed the original principles set down by the United States Dr S P Alexandrov scientist representing Russia did not take part in the discussion No voles were taken as the delegates checked the document paragraph by paragraph but each time the chairman asked for objections and received none 40 Injured as Crack Flyer Leaves Rails New Orleans cars of the speedy Panama Limited left the rails on a narrow isthmus north of New Orleans Friday and 40 or 50 passengers aboard the Chicago to New Orleans flier were injured G R Kimbali general passen ger agent said a Negro cook who was scalded and received a broken collarbone was the only person seriously injured There were reports however that a few others may have brok en bones The less seriously injured were herderf into 7 cars which re mained on the rails to finish the trip to New Orleans FEDERAL PROBE IS ORDERED ON MARKET SLUMP New York Prices Rise 4 Cents Chicago Is iVz Cents Higher a Pound By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The price butter in the New York market rose sharply Friday after taking the steepest lall in many years Thurs day but the Chicago market re flected this increase in only a minor degree With a federal investigation al ready ordered by Secretary of Agriculture Anderson the spot light stayed on the disparity be tween New York and Chicago prices In the east where charges of market manipulation have been heard tlie rise Friday was about 4 cents a pound In Chicago it was unchanged to 11 cents higher During recent weeks when the New York price was unusually high Chicago shipped 1000000 pounds oi butter to the east in a single day New York market sources said there was a substantial accumula tion of demand overnight and early sales were reported in 92 score grade A and double A but ter at 79 cents a pound In Chi cago the price was 74 cents This compared with sales Thurs day in New York at 75 cents for these grades a decline of 9 to 10 cents a pound from levels pre vailing on Tuesday the last mar ket day before the Christmas holi day While tabulations were incom plete dairy circles said there was a fair quantity available in the New York markets but whether it represented any the large tonnage accumulated by the Na tional Dairymens League associa tion in a campaign to support prices in recent weeks was not disclosed either by the league or oilier sources The league had been buying butter in order to protect the price of milk paid to its 26000 mem bers in the eastern area The 2 are tied together in a pricing formula that takes into account top grade butter prices and skimmed milk for a 30 day period The pricing formula brought nrotesls from consumer groups in New York and charges of rig ging in some quarters that re sulted in Secretary Anderson or dering a prompt investigation into the entire subject Meanwhile eastern retail store chains were making the first sales of butter at 80 cents a pound a drop of 9 to 10 cents from prices prevailing prior to the big break in the wholesale markets The crack in butter prices Thursday was accompanied by a decline in wholesale egg prices a trend which was in evidence again Friday at New York Other price reductions in some food items were reported in major cities from coast to coast At the same time a crosscoun try survey by the Associated Press showed that many of the big de partment stores in major cities had slashed some clothing prices by from J to more than 50 in an outbreak of postChristmas and yearend sales Still unsettled however was whether the price drops were temporary or whether many of them would continue to hold or even extend their decline It was learned that in Chicago retailers associations there now were looking for pronounced gen eral reductions in food prices in February and have been urging their members to get rid of their present stocks On the butter market prices concededly had been maintained at an artificially high level in New York When this support was withdrawn prices fell by from one to 10 cents a pound and from 2 to 6 cents in Chicago The Dairymens League Co Operative association removed some of the mystery surrounding the I break in New York where charges of rigging had been heard It said in a statement that it had been active in the butter market in order to keep prices up and thereby protect present milk prices Milk prices in New York are set by the department of agricultures milk marketing administration on a formula that takes into account th price of top grade butter and skimmed milk powder for a 30 day period This month expired on Dec 24 and the price for January was set at S546 a hundredweight unchanged since November C J Blanford administrator of the New York milk marketing area was not available for com ment on the milk associations statement but a spokesman said the milk price would not be re vised by the local office even if it were found to have been based on artificially stimulated butter prices ;