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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1947, Mason City, Iowa THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1947 This Paper Consists of Two On No 878 FAIR SETS NEW ATTENDANCE MARK Mason City Banks Cash Over in Leave Bonds REPORT STEAD LINE OF VETS GETTING MONEY Local Bank Estimates Paid Out in 4 Hours to Former GIs Vday for enlisted men wh didnt get all of their entitlec service leave arrived in the form of solvent terminal leave bone Tuesday and Mason City service men poured into local banks 1 convert bonds to cash amountin to more than in earl hours Mason City banks reported steady stream asking for bon conversion One bank estimate that had been paid out i 4 hours with an average of 30 vet craus an hour coming in Anothe figured had gone out up t noon to 182 exGIs Bonds may be cashed at bank or licensed loan agencies Earl indications were that the larg holders were cashing first General consensus is that th bulk of the bonds will be cashe within the next week An arm newspaper has made an unofficia estimate of 75 per cent for th nation J E Cooksie of the Veteran Administration in Mason Cit said his office was swamped wit calls Tuesday morning most o them wanting to know wher bonds could be cashed and wha identification was required Cooksie will talk at p m Wednesday on the KGLO forum discussing the highlights of th veterans terminal leave act am also reviewing the deadline fo benefiter He estimated that the averagi yet will receive from to in payments and that 95 per cen of all exservicemen would b eligible With this as a basis thi cash conversion in Mason Cit alone would amount to over 000 Banks have been emphatic in requesting veterans to bring orig inal discharge certificates fo identification The burden of proo rests with the individual bank and the bank is held responsible in case of error John F Stone V F W service officer in Mason City said there were indications for about S o the cases he handled that cash would be received within the nex few days Stone said that doctor bills housing household goods and probably a little whoopee would be the outlets for much of the money An Associated Press survey oi major cities showed that in some there was a virtual stampede by many veterans to get cash for the securities given them on discharge from the armed services paymenl for unused leave In others the cashing of bonds was only moder ate At Jacksonville Fla long lines of veterans formed at the citys 8 banking houses even before the opening hour It is really a mad house a bank of ficialsaid Lines before Mobile Ala banks tempo rarily blocked sidewalk traffic Philadelphias 44 banks had a steady business and one banker estimated a hour was being paid out By contrast loop banks in Chi cago reported small lines gen erally and called their bondcash ing business moderate Milwau kee banks also said they were not getting any great rush The terminal leave act as first passed in August of 1946 provided for 5year interest bearing bonds at the rate of 2J per cent a year When the law was revised July 26 1947 it made the bonds con vertible to cash beginning Sept 1 Veterans have been reminded however that they may still pro ceed under the original plan and draw interest for a maximum per iod of 5 years The treasury department has strongly urged that they do so as an inflation antidote The deadline for filing for term inal leave pay is now extended to Sept 1 of 1948 The bonds arose from an issue of discrimination between officers and enlisted men Until the first terminal leave act last fall only officers were given terminal leave 30 days of full pay and allow ances for each year of active serv ice minus the leave they had actu ally received while in uniform Altogether there are about 9 000000 veterans who have term inal bonds they can cash and the bonds have an aggregate value of The earth is nearest the sun in January and farthest away in July Iowa Holiday Traffic Death Toll Up to 11 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas motor vehicle death to for the long Labor day weeken stood Tuesday at 11 The mounting toll of fatalitie brought to 348 the number of sue deaths in the state this year 0 Sept 2 a year ago the total wa 341 The nation observed its las holiday weekend of the summe with an accident death toll of a least 448 persons No less than 290 died in Labo day holiday traffic mishaps slightly more than the nationa safety councils prediction of 250 Thip compared with 246 killed o during the same pe riod in 1946 Traffic mishaps in Iowa claimei 10 lives over the 3day weeken last year This years total of 1 exceeded by 3 the number o deaths state safety education di rector Dan Steele had said h feared would occur Fatalities reported Monday in eluded the death at Davenport o James Baugh 22 who was injure fatally when the motorcycle on which he and 3 other persons wer riding was in collision a car Bernard Arno 27 of Craig Man or III died in a Savanna 111 hospital Sunday night of a broken neck suffered whsn his car over turned near Sabnla Iowa Satur day night At Dubuque Mrs Sophia Wood louse 75 Epworth died in a hos ital Monday of injuries sutterec n a carpedestrian accident las Friday Another death occurred when he car Thomas R Pendry 16 o Des Moines was driving over midnight Sunday 5 rules nis death Five teenage youths who were with him suffered mi nor injuries The nations death toll for the veekendalso included 81drown ngs and 77 in other accidents in cluding 21 deaths In plane crashes Thetoll among motorists hur rying to their homes and back again apparently still was below he total of prewar years In 1941 he traffic death total was 423 persons SAME Black flap means traffic death in past 24 boars 3oy 7 Averts Crash as Grandfather Dies While Driving Auto Boone 7 year oldboy vho took the wheel of a car after is grandfather died of a heart ttack while driving was credited uesday with averting an acci ent on a busy highway Gary Lee Lincoln 7 and his Jrandfather John H Zanker 62 oth of Boone were enroute alone o a Labor day celebration at earby Dayton when the grand ather was stricken Gary grabbed the wheel and Ithough the car swerved onto he shoulder of highway 169 orth of Boxholm he held fast ntil the motor stopped on an pgrade owa Farmer Killed i Dynamite Explosion Mt Pleasant Burns 6 year old farmer was killed in dynamite explosion Monday ifhile blowing up a stump Burns set the charge in con ection with clearing a garage riveway at the Andrew Burns ome When the charge failed to o off he went forward to inspect he fuse As he looked at it the last went off and tossed his body 00 feet Burns is survived by his widow daughters and 3 sons Milk Goes Up Keokuk prices rose ne cent here Tuesday The new rice is 17 cents a quart for regu r milk and 18 cents for homo enized Marines Leave Tientsin Peiping UR The last U S arine service unit left Tientsin uesday after turning over its xplus property to the Chinese ivernment Huff ofRich Hill Mo apparent ly wasnt the companion this Brahma bull desired at the Clyde S Miller rodeo which entertained fair goers Monday evening Huff made it through GlobeGazette Photo the chute aboard the animal and that was all El Brahma was in revolt seconds later and Huff is seen getting his sit ting papers A pickup man is shown standing by on his mount at right AWARD PAY HIKE TO RAILROADERS Arbitration Board Gives Cent Boost Chicago An arbitration joard Tuesday awarded a wage ncrease of 15i cents an hour ef tective Monday to nearly 1000 100 nonoperating workers on the lations major railroads The men had asked a boost of 20 cents Under an agreement reached by he unions and the carriers the hidings of the arbitration board of 6 members headed by Dr Wil iani Leiserson former chairman if the national labor relations board are binding upon the parties The increase was the 3rc awarded to this classification of ailroad labor in little more than a year In 1946 they were awarded i boost of 18i cents an hour On April 18 1946 the nonoper ting workers were awarded a loost of 16 cents an hour after arrying their demands through he machinery set up under the atipnal railway labor act to curb ransportation tieups On May 26 f the same year they were grant d an additional two and onehalf ents an hour Nonoperating personnel mounting to about threefourths f the lines total employment onsist of clerks telegraphers maintenance men and others not mployed directly in the running f trains Name Reed Superintendent of Eldora Boys Training School Was Assistant Director of Similar Institution at St Charles 111 Convict Jap Surgeon or Torture Deaths f 10 American POWs Guam Qapt Hiroshi wanami Tues ay was convictedof murder for ic torture deaths of 10 American risoners of war on Truk A 5man U S military tribunal Iso convicted 18 of Iwanamis ormer subordinates of varying milar charges to end a 2 month ong trial entence Ohio Man for Robberies in Iowa Carroll E Miller 7 Akron Ohio was sentenced y District Judge F H Cooney uesday to an indeterminate 10 ear term at Fort Madison state enitentiary on breaking and en ering charges in connection with heft of in 2 robberies at lidden Carroll County Sheriff Tom J inegan will take Miller to the cnitentiary Miller was arrested Jefferson Monday after an all ght manhunt nVGreene and arroll counties Des Moines JP Charles W Reed 48 assistant superintendent of the Illinois boys training school at St Charles since 1941 was ap pointed by the Iowa board of control Tuesday as superintendent of the boys training school at El dora The appointment was effective Monday and Reed was to take over his duties at the institution Tuesday afternoon Reed replaces Edward Duffy who has been acting superintend ent since the death of Supt Fred C Cooper June 8 Duffy formerly was supervisor of cottages at Eldora and may con tinue with the institution in some such capacity Reed a native of Nebraska has been engaged in institutional work since 1940 Prior to that time he worked in the hotel and resort management business mostly in California He is a veteran of World war I From 1940 to 1944 Reed was business manager and acting su perintendent of the Illinois Sol diers and Sailors Childrens school at Normal and became as sistant superintendent of the training school at St Charles in 1944 He was in direct charge of the administrative departments at St Charles and has been chairman of the classification committee REVOLT SPREADS IN ECUADOR RIFT Leading Port Garrison Joins CounterRevolution Guayaquil Ecuador army garrison of Guayaquil Ecua dors leading port joined the re volt against the regime of Col Car es Mancheno Tuesday saying it no longer recognized him as the chief of the government Capt Antonio Rivas Hidalgo las assumed command of the Guayaquil forces the garrison an nounced in a statement Guayaquil is a Pacific port about 170 miles south of Quito the capi tal In the region between govern ment troops supported by tanks and artillery were reported driv ng against antiMencheno forces tfenchenos 9 day old regime de clared insurgent resistance was CHARLES W REED Eldora Head Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and pleasantly cool Tuesday night Wednesday sunny and warm Low tonight 60 HighrWednesday 90 Iowa Clear and pleasant Tuesday night sunny and warm Wed nesdayLow Tuesday night 60 65 High Wednesday 8590 east and 8792 west Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above normal Normal high is 79 in northern Iowa and 82 in southern Iowa Normal low is 55 in northern Iowa and 58 in southern Iowa Temperatures will be above normal on Wed nesday and Thursday and will become a little cooler on Friday and Saturday and warmer again on Sunday Little or no rainfall of consequence will fall in Iowa during the period from Wednes day to Sunday Minnesota Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday A little warmer north and west portion Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Tuesday 69 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 36 CLELAND SETS AIR RACE MARK 1 Killed and 2 Injured in Wild Thompson Dash Cleveland i r racings newly crowned champions pre paring to go home with more than in prize money paused Tuesday to study the record of the wildest race in sport flying history Four planes dug into the wet dirt near municipal airport during the running of the Thompson tro phy classic at the National Air Races Monday The toll was one pilot dead two injured and one able to walk away from a mass of burning wreckage The day rich in flying marks saw Cook Cleland of Cleveland boost the worlds closed course record to 3961 miles an hour a jump of 12 miles and set a new Thompson mark for one lap by turning up 4044 miles an hour Clelands performance in the 20 lap 300mile race for first prize topped a brilliant threeday exhibition A second Cleland en try flown by Richard Becker of suburban Willoughby finished secondi The third Cleland plane figured in the days tragedy Tony Jan nazo popular young flier crashed with it in the seventh lap and died in the wreckage All three planes were Corsair navy fighters powered with the largest and most powerful reciprocating engines ever flown Only 6 of the 13 planes which took off in the Thompson classic finished Clelands win was worth including for a new record and in lap prizes Warren Siem of Davenport Iowa aver aged 1512 miles per hour in plac ing 5th in the 22mile jet division of the Thompson Trophy race for air force P80 Shooting Stars Siem flew the entry of Chester Loose of Davenport William Brennand of Oshkosh Wis took home for vic tories in the Goodyear Trophy race for midget planes He aver aged 1658 miles an hour around a 2mile rectangular course Lt Col Robert L Petit of Ven tura Calif averaged 5007 miles an hour for 154 miles to win a special division of the Thompson for jet planes He flew a P80 Shooting Star as did the other five contestants Ken Knight of Walnut Ridge Ark won a special race for P63 Kingcobra planes with a speed of 3521 miles an hour and won 500 Coal production in the United States during 1946 would have filled 79000 miles of railroad coal cars 37 Bodies Are Taken From Canada Wreck Dugald Manitoba workers removed 37 burned and shattered bodies Tuesday from the wreckage of 2 Canadian Na tional railways passenger trains which collided headon and the death otll was expected to mount still further A railways employe who had been at the scene since the wreck occurred late Monday night said that not more than 2 or 3 per sons escaped from the first Z coaches of a holiday train which collided headon with an cast bound Transcontinental express at the Dugald station Eighteen injured were pulled from the flametwisted wreckage Police would not estimate the number of bodies which still re mained inside Taxicabs and private cars helped regular ambulances carry the dead and injured to nearby Winnipeg Police surrounded the Dugald station and only doctors and emergency workers were al lowed in the area The holiday train a Winnipeg bound Minaki campers special failed to switch into a siding and it tore headon into the Trans continental train which had stopped on the main line near the station Most of the dead and injured were from the holiday train Flames broke out almost im mediately after the collision and prevented rescue workers from entering some of the wrecked coaches A nearby grain elevator and oil storage tank quickly caught fire Seven coaches still were smoldering Tuesday Death Headlines Complete Details of Buddys Letter When Jerry Harrer of Mason City gets back from Chicago there will be a card waiting for him from A R Tony Jannazo Cleveland Ohio I know you wont believe it but your old bosom buddy is go ing to cop the Thompson trophy at the national air races on Labor day Some local boy has an F2G that hed like to see finish first so I told him Id do of the goodness of my Irish heart Details later The details came on the front pages of the nations newspapers 1 Killed in Wild Thompson race Jannazo visited Harrer in Mason City 2 weeks ago flying to Min neapolis in a naval reserve plane which blew a tire on landing there He came here by bus to spend a day in spite of the acci dent which prevented him from coming by plane Inspector Is Fatally Injured in Rail Crash Carroll Jones about 33 of Fort Dodge track inspector for the Illinois Central railroad was injured fatally Monday after noon in a rail H J Oierich Carroll mortician quoted the Sac county sheriff as saying that the accident occurred when the inspection car in which Jones was riding the track collided with a 2car train near theWall Lake station Gamblers Flee to Land in Poison Ivy Patch Mamaroneck N Y red faces alone may be enough evidence to convict some of the 28 men rounded up in an outdoor dice game by parkway police here Monday When the police arrived the men fled and hid face a field of poison ivy LOOK INS IDE Waldorf College Opens at Forest City Monday See page 3 Runnerup Teams Gain in Pennant Races See page 13 Truman Says U S Will Retain Military Strength See page 2 Dont Rest on Laurels Shepoiser Tells Teachers See page 15 REPORT 70000 IN 5DAY NORTH IOWA FAIR RUN Diercks Calf firings Top Price of 40V2 Centi at 4H Beeves Auction A record crowd of 12290 per sons which pushed through the North Iowa fair gates Monday proved to be the largest of the 1947 season It boosted total paid attendance to 50289 plus approx imately 1600 paid passes practic ally all of which were used every day and set what fair officials de clared was a new attendance rec ord Counting the passes for 1 admis sion each day and estimating the attendance of children 12 and un der for 4 days and 15 and under on childrens day brought Secre taryManager M C Lawsons es timate of total attendance for 1947 to 70000 persons The 920 pound Hereford calf which Saturday was 1of 9 to get the purple ribbon in the Cerro Gordo county 4H baby beef show Monday brought the top price of 40i cents a pound at the North Iowa fair auction Fred A Caha lan Mason City livestock buyer posted the high bid for the day The Farmers Union Livestock Commission company of South St Paul which bought 70 head and Cahalan who took 27 prettymuch set the pace for the bidding Packer buyers agreed that the sale would average about above the market for the day With 3 per cent off for shrink age young Diercks calf netted him but it was not the top dollar price for the day since a number of the calves which brought lower bids weighed con siderably more Three calves tied for 2nd high bid at 40 cents a pound Two were purple ribbon stock and were bought by the Fanners Union commissioners from Dale Ames and Virginia Ashland They were the first 2 sold The third which went at 40 cents was bought by Lyle Pringle Mason City from Jerry VanNote Cahalan bought Keith VanNoles calf for 39J cents a pound and the others scaled downward from that price the average being some where around 34 cents Topping Diercks calf in dollar total was the 1222 pound calf sold by Bennie Strieker for 38 cents a pound to the North Iowa Farm ers Union CoOp It brought the lad 346436 A number of other heavyweight calves also topped Diercks check The sale which was cried by 3 auctioneers Jack Dorsey Robert Pedelty Jr and Jerry Wohler drew a capacity house at the start The crowd filled the stands on 3 sides of the sale ring in the 4H barn and overflowed into the ring itself and into the aisles where the stock was moved Jacob E Decker and Sons Mason City packing plant which has been heaviest buyer in num bers of cattle at the sale in many previous years took only 19 head Monday because of the spirited competition offered The North Iowa Farmers Un ion CoOperative Mason City took 14 head to help its South St Paul compatriot set the market Rath of Waterloo and Wilson of Albert Lea the other 2 packing firms which had buyers at the sate each took 8 head far below the number they usually bid in Hormel of Austin bought sheep but no calves The 2 Mason City banks took no part in the bidding this year be cause they are offering special prizes to the 4H members for outstanding record books The United Home Bank and Trust company clerked the sale Only 8 of the 192 head of beef sold went for less than 30 cents a pound and they were admittedly of inferior grade The 4H auction shared the limelight Monday with the Clyde L Miller rodeo which was the grandstand show for both the aft ernoon and evening The bucking horses and Brahma bulls delighted the crowd and dealt out bruises to the riders simultaneously one performer in particular taking a bad spill while bulldogging Here are comparative attend ance figures for the 2 years 1946 1947 1st day 5526 2nd day 9509 9529 3rd day 12601 11150 4th day 12534 11791 5th day 7494 12290 One of the highlights of the Sunday evening show was the concert by the Chamber of Com merce mens chorus which pre ceded the closing appearance ot the Cameos of 1947 rated one of the best stage productions ever shown here ;