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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LH Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 18 1916 Two One No 216 TORNADO KILLS 13 INJURES 100 Honor Cerro Gordo Veterans at Centennia I HIT DV CDC S5NK ml S GAZING AT CENTENNIAL is shown a group from the large crowd that thronged through Mason Citys streets gazing at the displays in the store windows following the unveiling Monday evening The exhibits are to remain throughout Thurs day They include everything from an old spoon dated 1514 to a red Ford of 1906 vintage GlobeGazette 1060 MILES IN 4 HOURS 4 Mustang airplanes in the foreground and their pilots in flying togs came to Mason City Monday from El Paso Tex for the Aviation day air show here by the U S army air force Wednesday They flew the 1 060 railes trip nonstop in less than 4 hours carrying belly tanks to provide sufficient fuel Ihe pilots from left to right are 1st Lts Jorma A Pelto Virginia Minn Keith E Jol hffe Detroit and Wilbur C SegersonThree Rivers Mich and Capt R J Borchardt Milwaukee At the right is Lt H H Wilson Washington D C who flew from the capital in an A16 to make arrangements for the air show here Beyond the Mustangs can be seen 4 B2o Mitchell twin engined bombers also here for the show Other planes were to arrive late Tuesday or early WednesoV Lock photo Army Reveals Molten Metal Jet as Atomic Bomb Defense Washington army lifted the edge of a blueprint briefly Tuesday to disclose a fantastic weapon that may develop into a de fense against atomic rockets or armored space ships laden with ADombs It is a jet of molten metal which has an initial velocity of almost 5 miles a second Although still the research and planning stages the possibility the horrendous new weapon has experts in the army ordnance de enthusiastic They con cede that adapting it to a robot antiatomic sky defense is going to require a bit oE doing however The first hint of the molten jet was dropped in a dully worded war department announcement which reported that postwar re search of the ordnance arm is OPA Orders Price Rise on Car Tires Washington Tuesday authorizedan immediate increase of 33 per cent in retail ceiling prices for passenger car tires The same pcrceniage increase granted to offset producers higher wage and material costs also was granted o manufacturers and wholesalers It also applies to mo torcycle tires The new retail ceiling for the popular size 60016 4ply passen ger tire which OPA said repre sents 70 per cent of all passenger lire sales is on a nation wide basis This is an increase of 50 cents The higher prices apply only to tires sold for replacement pur poses Last week OPA granted manufacturers an increase on tires for new cars but auto makers were not permitted to pass this on to the public in higher prices for new cars Under Tuesdays order manu facturers and wholesalers ceilings for truck bus and industrial re placement tires are increased by the equivalent of 14 per cent of existing retail ceilings Retail ceilings for these tires are not being changed gradually outmoding many stand used in the world war of a year ago Maj Gen Everett S Hughes chief of ordnance is of the opin ion the high explosive bullets and projectiles that fighter pilots pumped into enemy aircraft prob ably will be replaced in a few years by the new high speed metallic jet traveling at an initial velocity of 25000 feet a second This molten metallic parable in a way to what jumps out of a tooth paste tube when squeezed an ordnance spokesman travel at such a high speed that it couldnt be deflected That is it would go right through the armor plate of a plane flying an atomic bomb Or it could punch an atomic rocket right on the nose The jetfiring mechanism is en visioned as an airplane weapon First it would hurl out a rocket to be guided by radar or drawn by electronics to its skyborne en emy target As it closed in it would let go with a stream ol molten metal The paper shortage is still acute Save your waste paper The Boy Scouts Mill call for it DANCE SHOW Planes Arrive for Big USAAF Air Show at Airport on Wednesday Cerro Gordo countys veterans ook over the stage Mason Citys centennial celebration Tuesday but in view of the low ering weather it was fortunate hat the entire program was scheduled for the evening It will get under way with a concert by the municipal land at Roosevelt fieldhouse to be followed at 8 oclock by the official Welcome Home speeches by Mayor Howard E Bruce and VI C Lawson president of the Chamber of Commerce which is responsible for the local observ ance of Iowas centennial Highlight of the program how ever will be Dutch Schmitts VodVillee alaMode with 8 Chicago and New York acts pre senting a funtest for the enter tainment of the exGIs Attend ance will be limited to one guest with each of the countys World war II veterans The honored guests were asked by the com mittee to wear their golden eagles as a ticket ol admission A pavement dance at 10 oclock opposite Central park will be open to the public In the event of rain Tuesday evening the pavement dance will be postponed one day the com mittee announced It would then be held following the band festi vals evening program at Roose velt field The dance is to be on W State opposite Central park The boys who have come back home from all corners of trie world looked aloft Monday as U S army air force planes roared overhead to land at the Mason City municipal airport in prep aration for Aviation day Wednes day Four B25 twin engined bomb ers came in during the afternoon and 4 P51 fighter planes arrived in the early evening First in however was Lt K H Wilson in an AT6 direct from Washington D C Lt Wilson is in charge of arrangements for the air show Wednesday Lt Coi Richard Cline El Paso Tex will be operations officer the lieutenant said and was ex 4 Britishers Kidnaped by Jewish Gang Jerusalem reliable in formant said 4 British officers were kidnaped Tuesday from an officers club at Tel Aviv by a dozen Jewish extremists armed with tommyguns The new outbreak of terrorism spreading throughout Palestine came after a wild night in Haifa when 9 Jews were killed In a pitched battle after they attacked the central railroad shops The deaths during gunfire and 15 ex plosions at the railway yards raised the toll in recent days fo 18 deaths The informant reporting the kidnaping at Tel Aviv said the bandits were believed to be mem bers of the Jewish extremist or ganization Irgun Zvai Leumi The British officers were believed seized as hostages against the im pending execution of 2 Irgun members sentenced to death last week for participating in a raid last March on a British army camp The dozen terrorists raided the Hotel Yarkon which has been a leading officers club in Tel Aviv for several years Their victims were blindfolded and forced into taxicabs the informant said Iteuters reported from Tet Aviv that the British 6th airborne division was scouring he city for the kidnapers and their victims reported to be The agency said 2 British sol diers were seriously wounded in Jerusalem when attackers fired from a passing While the battle of the Haifa rail yards proceeded Monday night 2 unsuccessful attempts were made to bombtrains and I halt them Centennial Program TUESDAY JUNE 18 Veterans Day Welcome to veterans of World war II from Cerro Gordo county p m Koosevelt fieldhouse Pavement dance at Central park 10 p m WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 Aviation of Mason City municipal airport II am speakers Mayor How ard E Bruce Paul V Roberts CAA regional engineer W R Moreland MidContinent air lines and Gov Robert D Blue Christening of MidContinent airliner City of Mason City by Mrs Kcnnelh Long p m U S A A F air show Airport Manager Jim Wagner in charge 2 p m MidContinent courtesy flights p m THURSDAY JUNE ZO 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 hand and massed North Iowa bands peeled to arrive Tuesday after noon in a C47 following an over night stop at Des Moines because the pilot was unaware that com plete lighting facilities were avail able here for night landings The 4 A26 Invader twin en gine attack bombers arrived Tues day afternoon Arrival of the jet plane the B29 Superiors and an ATC54 4engined hospital evacuation ship with a full crew including air force nurses are scheduled for late Tuesday or early Wednesday The Aviation day festivities will get under way at a m when Gov Robert D Bine arrives in a Standard Oil company private plane together with A T Hansen and other oil company executives as well as members of the gover nors official family At am the executive ship of the MidContinent airlines is scheduled to land with Chief Pilot Robert P Harris 1st Officer Dick Dewey Mason City Chief Hostess Merry Christmas Eve Bennett John A Cunningham vice president in charge of opera WRECKAGE CAUSED BY TORNADO Top The Grace Baptist church was totally wrecked by the tor nado which hit the River Rouge business district in Detroit Monday At right The tornado sliced in two the home of Arthur Potvin Notice the openair bath room on the second floor of the wrecked house AP Wire List of Dead Detroit list of identi fied dead in thetornado included Mrs Joseph Fields of Little Riv er Ont Mrs Joan Beaman 19 Ojibway Ont and her stillborn daughter delivered by Caesarian operation She first identified as Mrs R aymdnd Fox w ho lived in the same house but hospital authori ties later revised the identifica tion Mr and Mrs Archie DacDougall of Ojibway 75 and 70 respectively Mrs Nelson Jones 42 of Ojib way her son Harold 14 and daughter Frances 8 D Waychufc of Tecumseh Ont Ulysses Soulliere 28 and his son Wallace 3 Sandwich West Donna Marie Fox 2 daughter of Mr and Mrs Raymond Fox Ojibway William Journeau 40 Cen terline Mich a Detroit Edison company worker electrocuted while repairing storm damaged wires Jean Bart age unknown died at Wyandotte General hospital a heart attack which physicians said was induced by the storm Waldo Beaman Ojibway tions W R Moreland MidCon tinent director of public relations and visiting radio newspaper and civic representatives from Kansas City and Des Moines Dedication ceremonies for the municipal airport will take place at 10 a m with Mayor Howard E Bruce officiating A short talk will be given by Governor Blue and by Paul V Roberts regional engineer for the civil aeronautics administration who built the port and by Moreland Christening of MidContinents airliner City of Mason City will take place at p m with Mayor Bruces daughter Mrs Kenneth Long breaking the cere monial bottle It will be the ship which made the maiden flight into Mason City 18 Its crew will include Hostess Mari anne Mallory Mason City The air show is scheduled for 2 p m with every plane in the air for approximately 35 minutes ac cording to Lt Wilson They will demonstrate tactical formations passes at each other and at the field at minimum level dive bombing runs defensive tactics and an attack on the B51s by the rocket plane Courtesy flights in the Mid Continent airlines 14passenger Lockheed Lodestar will conclude the afternoons program at the air port Four flights will be made over Mason City and Clear Lake all seats being assigned by invi tation The Lions club will entertain the visitors at luncheon and the Chamber of Commerce at a 7 were with oclock stag dinner Mason Citys streets thronged Monday evening visitors gazing at the window dis plays which included everything from grandfathers mustache cup to ox yokes more than a century old One person remarked One could come up here every day o the centennial and still find some thing unusual A total of 300 Mason City old timers and homccomers registered at the public library Monday re union day in the 5day centennial day celebration 100 Foot Swath Cut by Windstorm in Southern Michigan and Canada Dclroit freak June tor nado struck viciously Monday night into southern Michigan and adjacent Ontario Canada and left behind Tuesday a death toll of at least 13 and more than 100 in jured Searching parties hunted through a onehundred foot of devas tation in Canada for possible ad ditional victims The identified dead totaled 13 but hospitals in the Windsor area reported at least Seven or eight other victims critically injured and near death The search through the debris began at the first streak dawn less than 12 hours after the twis ter roared across the Detroit riv er and into a sparsely settled rur al area near Windsor River Rouge Mich a Detroit suburb and home of the huge Ford Motor company Rouge plant sus tained the first shock of the tor nado shortly after 5 p m but tiny Sandwich Ont bore the full fury of the blast Property damage was cxncctcd to run into the millions of dol lars Hundreds of persons were homeless as the wind toppled their homes like so many straws Business establishments were wrecked autos tossed about like playthings and bodies of the vic tims were buffeted as the tornado reached its zenith The tornado climaxing 2 days of violent rainstorms in the area struck without warning Scores of residents of populous River Rouge were at their supper tables when it hit The Fisher low cost housing project was first to feel the fury of the tornado which leveled 10 of the 546 units and caused severe damage to others At least 15 project residents were injured as the wind ripped buildings as it they were made of paper Several small fires broke out adding to the panic Slorics of pathos and heroism were intermingled One man told of seeing a boy lifted off his bi cycle and inlo Ihe air as the tor nado hit The smashed bicycle was found the body of the boy was not recovered A Canadian Joan Beaman 19 as the blast hit her home gave Cae sarian birth to a daughter but both died The tornado which weather bu reau officials said traveled more than 250 miles an hour tore through the business district of populous River Rouge leaving a rail of desfruclion in its wake Compromise on 19 Year Olds Seen in Draft Bill Session Washington efforts of the teennge draft indi cated Tuesday that boys of 19 will be subject to call even though 18 year olds are exempted Chairman Elbcrt D Thomas D Utah of senatehouse confer ence draft legislation said the question of 18 year olds is the only remaining controversy Representatives of the house which twice voted against any teen age draft this year seemed ing to yield on 19 year olds but was adamant against taking boys any younger The conferees recessed until Thursday to see whether the sen ate will accept a floor of 10 as a compromise Before the recess the conferees agreed to 1 Extend the draft law from Us present July 1 expiration date to March 31 1947 It was a com promise between the Feb 15 date set by the house and the May 15 date approved by the senate 2 Accept the houseapproved scale of wage increases designed to encourage volunteering and re duce the need for drafting The house plan would give raises ranging from a 50 per cent hike for buck to a 10 per cent for the highest ranking officers The senate plan would limit the raises to enlisted personnel It all was contingent however upon final agreement on the teen age Question Senate conferees suggested a system of categories which would put 18 year olds at the bottom of draft list prevent their being taken under any circumstances before Oct 1 permit their induc tion only for domestic service and then only after presidential cer tification that the army needed them to meet minimum require ments The house conferees rejected that idea despite the fact that it practically exempted 18 year olds from the draft except in case of extreme emergency BIG 4 ADJOURNS IN DEADLOCK BULLETIN PARIS conference of foreign ministers adjourned in a continued deadlock Tues day after hours discussion of the thorny Italian reparations issue Paris compromise be tween Russia and the western powers on the question of Italian reparations appeared in the mak ing Tuesday as the big 4 foreign ministers turned their attention to the sum which Italy must pay for joining with the nazis in waging war A more lenient Russian attitude toward Italy apparent in Mon days discussions of minor eco nomic phases of the Italian peace treaty gave rise to hopes that the reparations issue might be settled Reparations along with the fu ture of the port of Trieste and the disposition of Italian colonies were a principal stumbling block which prevented the ministers from reaching any major agree ments at their meeting here last month GREASY TRACKS HOLD UP TRAINS Austin Minn north bound Milwaukee road passenger train due here at a m was 2 hours late Tuesday because greasy tracks A freight train was 3 hours behind schedule A leaky tank car containing 60000 pounds of white crease was the cause of it all The grease was shipped from Austin Monday night The leak was discovered near Cresco Iowa and the car was dropped By that time the car was nearly empty No one thought much about the leak until trains began having dif ficulty negotiating a 30mile stretch between here and Cresco The grease dropped on to the tracks and no end of sanding was needed to get traction for the wheels Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and considerably cooler Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and continued cool Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Considerably cooler Tuesday night Minnesota Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday Somewhat cooler Tuesday night and continued cool Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Tuesday 59 Precipitation 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 i Minimum 4g ;