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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TwENr OF AfO ARCHIVES MO I fiES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS I Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy SIASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 17 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One One Mans Opinion A Badio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO MISOD City Soodiy p m WOI Amti Wednesday p m WSU1 lows City Wednesday p m WTAD Qulney 111 9 p u The Life Story of a Liberal Churchman ONE OF THE years best and most enduring books has for its title River of Years Its the life story of a truly great church man the Rev Joseph Fort New ton More than a few believe him to be the greatest preacher of the day in which he has lived a true successor to Ralph Waldo Emer son of another day To the interest which serious minded people everywhere will find in this sparkling book is added another and special appeal for Iowa readers Doctor Newton a native of Texas lived 10 years of his life in Cedar Rapids And Im left believing that they were the happiest years of his life One of his Iowa friends C3renus Cole in his History of Iowa made the comment that Doctor Newton was born in born again in Iowa In his own book Doctor Newton acknowl edges the truth of that observa tion He was born again in Iowa FWAS IN 1908 that Doctor Newton received his call from the little church in Iowa which had been conducted by the Uni versalist society If not actually dead as he points outfit was liv ing at a dying rate Straightway it was changed from top to bot torn put on a new basis and re named the Liberal Christian church better known as The Little Brick Church Before this and fallowing his graduation from a Baptist semi nary in Louisville and brief in terludes in his native Texas and in St Louis Doctor Newton had lived more tempestuous years in Dixon 111 tie had clashed with the politicians and found the ex perience more than a little rugged But from the start of his mini stry in Cedar Hapids he was iui pressed by the climate of Iriend unity sovastly in con trast Even to this day he writes in nostalgic vein though I have wandered afar to London and great cities in our own land Cedar Rapids still seems more like home to me than any place on earth AS HIS CHURCH and its phil osophy cut across creedal lines so also did Doctor Newtons friendships in Cedar Rapids His companion spirit in one of his principal research ventures was Dr Edward Burkhalter who was just retiring after s long and dis tinguished pastorate in the First Presbyterian church Then there was Luther Brewer a good Lutheran who as publish er of he Cedar Rapids Republican printed the Newton sermons dur ing most of his time there And here I want to take time out to pass iilong from this amaz ing book one of the most touch ing tributes Ive ever met up with And I may just as well be frank The subject of this tribute Wil liam R Boyd now approaching the twilight of a life which in un selfish usefulness has never been surpassed in Iowa history hap pens to be as dear a friend as Ive ever had BUTTER GETS GENT BOOST Old Timers Convene at Centennial Celebration FIFE AND DRUM CORPS STARTS 2ND BIG EVENT DURANTS OFF FOR Jack W Durant and his WAG wife Capt Kathleen B Nash Durant stand at the door of an army transport plane in Washington DG Monday shortly before their departure tt or Frank of piovostTnarshal5bfficers AP Wirephoto Washington Jack W Durant and his WAC captain wife held in the Kronberg castle crown jewel case left by plane Monday in armycustody for Frankfurt Germany War department officials said last week that he couple admitted removing to this country a fortune in jewels and relics of the House of Hesse German royal family The treasure had been hidden in the basement of the old palace The couple had been held in the Washington area since arrest in Chicago 2 weeks ago Col A C Miller of the provost marshals office said soon after the couples arrest in Chicago that formal charges against persons in volved in the case would be brought in Germany Miller ac companied them on the return trip Monday Capt Frank M Bosworth serv ing as temporary counsel for the air forces colonel and his bride said Saturday he had demanded formally that he either be furn ished copies of any charges against them or that they be released from custody half him A MAN IS self his friends are the other in my case by far the bet ter half writes Doctor Newton One ot the best friends of those Cedar Rapids years and all the years happily he is still with me though many have fallen was W R Boyd at first editorial writer on the Cedar Rapids Republican later chair man of the finance committee of the Iowa state board of educa tion In that office he has served for nearly 40 years and has left an indelible imprint upon the edu cational life of the state He it was I have always suspected who arranged for my literary talks to be given at the Univer sity of Iowa He was always do ing the best things for his friends on the sy It was love at first sight be tween us our understanding was complete never for an instant marred It is friendship at its highest no familiar backslap In a statement issued through Bosworfh the couple said they had admitted nothing which they considered criminal Army Authorities said last week they had recovered all of the mis sing jewelry and relics They said a part were located in ahouse at Hudson Wis where the couple honeymooned some were in the hands of Chicago customs officers and most of the remainder were found in a Chicago railway station locker for which Colonel Duraht provided the key Captain NashDurant formerly was mess officer for an officers rest camp at Kronberg Castle In an account released through the war department here she said the treasure cache was located in the basement of the historic royal home by German workmen The paper shortage Is still acnte Save your wastepaper The Boy Scouts will call for it Weather Report FORECAST Blason City Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday wit showers and thunderstorms Cooler Tuesday Iowa Partly cloudy Monday nigh and Tuesday with showers an thunderstorms in southeast por tion Somewhat cooler Monda night generally cooler Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy an cooler Monday night with showers extreme southeast por tion Tuesday partly cloudy and cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 82 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Sunday 82 YEARAGO Maximum 62 Minimum 50 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 95 70 76 07 67 45 Visitors Flock to Mason City for 5 Day Centennial Celebration A total of 185 Mason City old imers and homecomers had regis ered at the public library by noon Monday reunion day in the 5day entennnial day celebration now n progress here Persons stood in line at the egistration desk waiting their urn From there they were ush red to another desk for badges vhcre many were given gold ones howvng they had lived in Mason Its 70 or more years Others were given blue for 60 years here red or 40 and those of 20 years csidence were given white badges At another desk those vishins to take a tour of the city vere registering Everybody was having a good ime Remember was a promin ent word in conversations Mason Cityans got an early re minder Monday that it was old imers and homecoming day Those n the downtovvn area were awak ened before a m by the music of fife and drum Marching up and down Federal avenue in the vicinity of Central park were a dozen members of the National Association of Fife and Drum Corps from all parts Iowa and some from Illinois fifing and drumming in real old time spirit Quarteredat the Y MC A the old timers of them veterais of the American war and other sons of veterans many wars were up for an early morning practice session They discontinued the one the evening before only when it be gan to rain In addition to those from Illi nois the group includes lowans Des and Mason City The old time musi cians appear at events scheduled throughout the day Another days program was heralded Monday atso when an AT6 U S army air force plane roared overhead brineins Lt H II Wilson from Washington4 D C to make arrangements person ally for the Aviation day pro gram The officer who was in Mason City with the Victory Loan Airmada last fall is now in charge of special events for the U S A A F Lt Col Richard Cline was scheduled to arrivefrom El Paso Tex late Monday in a B25 twin engined bomber to take over as operations officer for the air show Wednesday Lt Wilson announced In addition to a P80 rocket plane making its first appearance in Iowa Lt Wilson said North lowans wouid get their first op portunity to inspect here a B2D Superfortress and an ATC54 4 engined hospital ship completely equipped for evacuation work and completely staffed including a flight nurse More than a dozen other ships also will be here to take part in the air show Wednes day afternoon Mason Citys celebration got un der way Sunday with a summer sun blazing out a record 96 degree temperature mark Representa tives of many Mason City churches attended a community religious service at Roosevelt fieldhouse Sunday evening and heard ad dresses by Father Norbert Bar OLD TIMERS HAVE IT 4 old time Mason Cityans were having it out at the Mason City library where by noon 176 of them had signed in the special book pro vided for the occasion From left to right are Wayman Closson who came to Mason City in 1885 J P Randall in 1873 W H Watson in 1869 and J 0 Wilson here since 1870 GlobeGazette photo from Corydon Waterloo Moines Chariton Nevada PRICE INCREASE IS DESIGNED TO UP PRODUCTION Cheddar Cheese Gets Rise of 6 Cents Order in Effect Immediately Washington Monday ordered retail price increases of 11 cents a pound for butter and six cents a pound for Cheddar cheese The agency also raised manu facturers prices effective imme diately The retail increases go Into effect upon each retailers first purchase from his supplier at the higher prices These price boosts authorized earlier by Stabilization Didector Chester Bowles followed an as sertion by a top government econ omist that living costs are climb ing at an alarming rate OPA also announced a retail in crease of one cent for a 14 ounce can of evaporated milk In carrying out other instruc tions of Bowles designed to in crease butter production OPA also took these actions effective im mediately 1 Established for the first time price ceilings on milk bought from milk producers by dairy products manufacturers and by industrial and commercial users 2 Brought under price control for the first time all bulk sales of commerciallyseparated cream and sales of farmseparated cream sold by any seller other than a farmer Sales by a cream station to 3 butter manufacturer are ex empt Higher prices for butter and cheese follow by 10 days an OPA order raising the cost milk a penny a quart Bowles has esti mated that these dairy product hikes will cost housewives at least a year lie said the increases were prompted by higher grain costs and apparent congressional de termination to slash food subsi dies Increases in manufacturers ceilings announced Monday amount to 10 cents a pound for butter 5 cents for cheese and 35 cents a case for evaporated milk Along with these price hikes OPA plans to boost the cost of soft coal by about 40 cents a ton this week This will result from higher wages granted io John L Lewis United Mine Workers as will an impending increase of per haps a ton for anthracite The price of sugar also is sched uled to go up a fifth of a cent a pound shortly possibly this week to offset a pay raise for refinery workers And housewives will pay per cent more for cooking utensils made of sheet aluminum The higher price is effective immedi ately on new shipments by manu facturers MAKE MERRY FOR OLD is a closeup of 4 of the dozen or so mem bers of the National Association of Fife and Drum Corps as they went about town to make merry for homecomers and old timers at their Monday celebration of the 5day centennial festival From left are Chet Pierson Des Moines Fred Tims Mason City Warren Burton Corydon and J J Hawthorne Mason City GlobeGazette photo history of Loras college Dubuque and the Rev Andrew J Boe Su perior a lieutenant colonel in the service now on leave Choirs from the 2 Roman Cath olic churches singing together and from 6 Protestant churches also united sang separately and also as one massed choir under the direction of Father Ambrose Giannoukos pastor of the Greek Orthodox church Army air force planes were ex rett head of the department oflpected to begin arriving Monday from all parts of the country to prepare for Aviation day Wed nesday The AAF is sending a jet plane and a helicopter here for their first Iowa display There also has been promised a Super fortress lor its first North Iowa showing as well as more than a dozen other models The centennial program MONDAY JUNE 17 Homecoming and Reunion of store win dows containing historical ex 4 North lowans Drown 7 Other Deaths in State During Weekend ping fellowship thought and lo miliarity His fine mind intimacy without of fa nis firmly wrought character his high in tegrity of spirit the liltle name less unrcmembered acts of kind ness and of by him unforgoften by of these ineffable things and more than my words can tell made him Hke an older brother Just to know that he is there wise in counsel at once deeply spiritual and practically capable resourceful in suggestion and the best of companions has been a source oi inward sustaining and strength far more than he will ever now No wonder Charles CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Four North lowans died by drowning over a sweltering week end which also had a violent death toll of at least 7 other lowans it was reported Monday Colleen Clark 17 daughter of Sir and Mrs Charles Clark of Orchard was drowned inthe Ce dar river about Sunday aft ernoon while crossing the swollen waters with Z male companions The girl had gone swimming about 2 miles west of Orchard with Russell Wetter and Bob Picken both about 17 and was swimming back across the river when she became excited and be gan struggling She was an inex perienced swimmer While attempting to rescue the girl Wetter was nearly drowned and in turn was aided by the Picken youth who suffered cramps when he relumed to dive for the body Billy Fox 12 helped Picken to shore He and the other boys are from Orchard Ren Anderson Osage rural mail carrier dragged the river bottom and found the body 2 hours later Prominent in activities Colleen was a recent Orchard high school graduate Besides her parents she is survived by a sister Mrs Emer son Whitney of Rockford 111 Fu neral arrangements are incom plete The body of Jesos Ochoa 11 son of Mr and Mrs Joe Ochoa of Hampton was recovered from Harriman park pool at Hampton shortly after 3 p m Sunday while more than 100 persons were un aware that tragedy had struck Alone and using an inner tube the youth was believed to have suffered cramps since he was de scribed as a good swimmer by Richard Sones lifeguard who made the discovery shortly after several unidentified youths said that they had brushed against an arm and a leg while diving Sones said that the victim was dead an hour when brought to the surface He was not heard to cry out Jesus parents came to Hamp ton recently from Crystal City Tex Mr Ochoa is employed at the Earl Ferris nursery Funeral arrangements are incomplete Mrs Charles Flack and son Charles Junior 12 ivcre drowned Sunday night in a flash flood stream 12 miles north of Dccorah A bridge over the stream had been washed out and in the dark it coud not be seen Mr Falck managed to save himself He is in Decorah hospital with a frac tured shoulder and other injuries Charles was an only son His body has not been found The party were returning to Decorah from a day with relatives Another drowning occurred in the Cedar river Sunday 6 miles east of Waterloo when Richard Burd 10 walked into the deep swift river The boy son of Mrs Margaret Burd Waterloo was playing with 5 other boys Gene McGinnis 10 son of Mr and Mrs Bud McGinnis drowned Sunday in the municipal swim ming pool at Shenandoah Extra life guards had been on duty be cause of the crowd but the boys body was found on the bottom of the pool Rescuers worked 4 hours over the body but could not re vive the boy Aplane crash claimed another life in Waterloo when James Gerken 16 died in a hospital Sunday night of injuries suffered when his Piper Cub plane crashed in a pasture southwest of Water loo Gerken who had started fly ing last May was the son of Dr and Mrs J F Gerken Water loo Two pedestrians died in separ ate accidents in Des Moines late Saturday night and 2 other per sons were injured seriously Mrs Mayme Caterine 34 killed when hit by a truck and 2 companions were injured ser iously William J Enos truck driver pleaded innocent to a manslaughter charge in connec tion with the accident Sunday and was released under bond Patricia Van Horn 18 died at a Des Moines hospital after be ing struck by a car as she and her husband were hitchhiking to Newton Fort Dodge also had 2 violent deaths Richard Sam Eslick 16 was killed Saturday night when the car in which he was riding overturned after losing a fron wheel An inquest was set for Monday into the death of William Smith 57 gypsum company crane oper ator who was found dead by his machine near Fort Dodge Satur day Burns on one arm indicated he might have died from an elec trie shock hibits p m Band concert at Central park TUESDAY JUNE 18 Veterans Day to veterans of World war II from Cerro Gordo county p m Roosevelt ficldhouse Pavement dance at Central park 10 p m WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 Aviation of Mason City municipal airport 10 a m Christening of Mid Continent airliner Miss Mason City U S A A F air show and dogfight THURSDAY JUNE 20 North Iowa Band Festival 11 a m Concerts and marching demonstrations by the U S army band and North Iowa high school bands p m Roosevelt football field concert by U S army band and massed North Iowa bands SCHOOL AT 70 Carroll year old Mrs F H Arts of Carroll is at tending summer school to find out if I can still learn Mrs Arts is taking a course in general science and one in art at the Iowa State Teachers college branch summer school Read The United States Army Message Every Day This Week Today on Page 4 Hot Weather Hit In Iowa OverWeekend BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa was a sizzling steamy state over the weekend with Sioux City taking hot point honors Sunday with a record high of 106 Just one point off was Council Bluffs with a reading of 105 Also getting into the 100 class of lemonades and fans were Dubu que with 101 and Sac City 104 HelieE was forecast Mau ri a y with showers and partly cloudy weather pre dicted S u nd a ys mark waj the HOT highest temper ature in Mason City since July 28 1941 when it was 98 degrees according to the GlobeGazette weather records The high of 96 degrees Sunday afternoon had been equalled on June 27 1843 Aug 14 1944 and Jnly 23 1945 in each case being the high for the year Highest Mason City temperature in June last year was 88 on June 24 Sioux Citys high Sunday was the citys hottest day since June 18 IS 3 3 when the mercury climbed to 107 The warmest June 16 recorded in the city pre viously was 98 in 1939 The cigaret industrys 1944 prof its totaled before taxes were deducted an increase of 306 pet cent over the 193639 average ;