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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CQttP REPARTMENT OF H 1 T T 0 3 Y A M 3 A a C H I V THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Mid United Fulj Leased Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 3 19i6 Report Iowa Balloting Small MUSCATINE AND DES MOINES UP OVER 44 MARK One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KCtO JMlioa Cllr SattiMT V m WOI Ames STedneiiay p m WSW low Cllr IPednesdtr P en 1VTAD Qnlncy IH Silnrdij I p m A Venerable Scholar Looks About Him TT WAS my very good fortune not long ago to receive from Doctor George T W Patrick of Palo Alto Cal a letter which 1 shall always treasure Its such an amazing document that Ive decided to share it with listeners to this broadcast The early part of the letter was given over to comment of a some what personal nature about the 90yearold philosopher his fam ily and the family home in the California Bay country which as he states it in the quaint language the Old South is 2 childs cries and a horn blow from Stanford university Altof this was of great inter est to me Doctor Patrick was my philosophy teacher at the Uni versity of Iowa and weve kept in touch with each other some what spasmodically through the intervening 25 years or so On at least 2 or 3 occasions in the past Ive reproduced parts 01 letters from him And always Svhen I did Ive received a heavy mail from listeners who sharec my belief that Doctor Patrick is perhaps the one greatest teacher the University has had in its firs 100 years WITH A DELICTOUS whimsy Doctor Patrickin this recen letter deals with his longevity He will be 90 years old on Aug 19 Sensing that others might liki to know his recipe for old age hi gives it in these words It is true to be sure that gave up smoking 55 years ago and that I discontinued the usi of coffee 45 years since and tha I foreswore indulgence in alco holic drinks after a little episodi at Johns Hopkins university GC years ago But still I do not believe tlia my length of days has been flui to my temperance Probably mor can be attributed to my happy domestic life In November 188 I was married to Man3 Lyall am we lived erall anyway for57 years u to the present Our first quarrel we have no yet had but there is still time We always remember each others birthdays and I rarely fail to have a present for our anniversary I understand also that my wife has 58 of my valentines stored away somewhere and 7 years ago we celebrated our golden wedding Maud says she married a good durable husband I DOUBT whether in temperance or in domestic felicity is to be found the secret of my length of days Rather it will be found in the rugged hills the stingy soil and the snowy winters of New Hamp shire where I was born In 1857 Incidentally I remember clearly the sad day when as a little boy I wore a black rosette on the news of Lincolns assassination In the early New England times a rigorous selection took place among the men and wom en Only those with normal blood pressures and strong hearts could AND HERE Doctor Patrick real ly unfolds the secret of his amazing age He selected his an cestors Listen to this from his letter My fathers father lived to be 89 and had 7 children His father lived to be 89 and had 11 chil dren his father lived to be 85 and had o children and my moth ers father lived to be 71 and had B children It is interesting also to note that my father had 6 children of 4 are still living the youngest being now 71 and thai my wifes father had 6 children of whom 4 are now living the youngest being 79 From such sturdy stock sprang I After all then my longevity just another case of heredity am the virtue is none of mine i only that of my ancestors TITHAT TVE QUOTED up to W now will be of special inter est there are many Ive count Doc tor Patrick a friend But for everybody those who do not know him no less than those who do there should be an interest in what a nearnonagenarian phil osopher thinks about this hurly burly world in which we live What for instance does hi think of the atomic bomb And well let him answer that one in his own words I have no great fear ol thi atomic bomb and I cherish a rea sonable hope that the necessity for its control will lead to the en of senseless war among nations And anyway the bomb cannot de itroy onr vast fertUe acres al though our rapacious agricnltar tame near doing just that But the venerable scholar does admit one fear in this connection a fear that the use of atomic en srgy by doing the work that w CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MASON CITY VOTING FIRST FREE ITALIAN ELECTION SINCE Alcide de Gasperi of Italy is shown casting his ballot in Rome in Italys first free election in more than 25 years With supporters of King Humbert confident of victory Italy went to the polls to elect a Constituent Assembly and to determine the future of the House of Savoy Inter national EadioSoundphoto Early Italian Vote Returns Show Trend Toward Republic Communists Reported Running Poor Third in Election of Assembly Spartan HOLIDAY DEATH TOLL OVER 300 Traffic Accidents Kill at Least 128 By UNITED PRESS More than 300 persons met vio mt death during the 4day Me morial day weekend At least 128 persons were killed n traffic accidents as bad weatb r added hazards on most of the lations highways Eightvone lersons drowned Ninetytwo iied from other causes Traffic fatalities showed a harp increase over wartime holidays ot 194345 and t was estimated that the total number of persons killed would qual or surpass the toll of 1942 he last Memorial day that mo orists were out in great num ers Deaths from all causes dur ng the 1942 Memorial day holi day totaled 350 The National Safety Council estimated that 329 would be rilled in traffic accidents during he 4 days These figures include persons who die later as a result of injuries received in holiday accidents the council said In Pennsylvania 35 persons were killed in the 4day period Thirteen died in traffic accident and an equal number drowned Nine died of other causes California had the 2nd highest number of deaths Thirtytwo persons were killed there Jl in traffic accidents 8 by drowning and 13 from other causes New York had 22 deaths in cluding 5 automobile fatalities one drowning and 7 suicides Michigan had 17 and Ohio had 15 Rome returns In e Italian election count Monday ight showeB the communists uhhing a poor 3rd whifethe first rend was toward abolition of the monarchy in favor of a republic The first sizeable block of ountefl votes was reported from IHan heart of the industrial re ion of northern Italy The tabu ators were counting the constit cnt assembly votes first and then hose on the monarchyrepublic eferendum Of 35000 assembly votes count d in Milan the socialists polled 2000 the democratChristians fl 00 and the communists 8000 vith the remainder scattered mong smaller parties When 5000 referendum votes lad been counted the republic lad 3545 and the monarchy 1455 The first report in the country ame from the Home suburban tillage of Trevi Del Lazio It gave 400 for the republic and 75 for he In the final phase of the elec ion a gang of submachine gun ners tried to steal the ballot boxes at Sovana near Genoa They were driven off in a gunfight with po Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued unseasonably cool Monday night becoming partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday Iowa Fair not quite so cold Monday night in extreme wes portion Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Fair Not quite so coo night west portion partly cloudy and Monday Tuesday wanner IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Sunday 46 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 43 GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Monday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Monday S8 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 35 COURT AGAINST JIM CROW LAW High Tribunal Hits Race Segregation Washington supreme court Monday decided a state can not require segregation of white and Negro passengers in buses crossing state lines The decision was given on a Ne gros appeal from a Virginia su preme court ruling The Virginia court upheld that states Jim Crow law which requires bus drivers to segregate the races Justice Heed delivered the high tribunals 6 to 1 decision Justice Burton wrote a dissent ing opinion Justices Black and Frankfurter delivered concurring opinions The appeal was filed by Irene Morgan a Negro fined because she refused to change seals on re quest of a Greyhound bus driver The bus was traveling from Nor folk to Baltimore The woman was ejected and fined in the cir cuit court ot Middlesex coun Va The Virginia supreme court said the law did not result in discrim ination against whites or Negroes MRP VICTOR IN FRENCH VOTING Communists Set Back Socialists Poor 3rd Paris communists received Monday their 2nd set back withimamonth asreturns from Sundays election foranew constituent assembly showed that the middleoftheroad popular republican movement MRP had become the nations strongest po litical party Socialists took an even sharper defeatlhan the communists as the political pendulum swung away from the left continuing he trend noted in the May 5 referen dum when a communistsocialist constitution was rejecled Although returns still had not been received from the colonies which hold 60odd seats the MHP was assured of at least 10 more seats than it held in the last as embly and at least one more eat than the communists previ usly held the ministry the nterior said Complete but unofficial returns rom France and Corsica as an nounced by the ministry showed IVfRP 160 seats compared with 50 in the last assembly Communists 145 compared vith 159 Socialists 115 compared with 146 Republican liberals 59 com pared wilh Republican rally radicalso cialist 43 compared with GO Judging from returns in the last 2 elections the general trend will not be affected by returns from he colonies Waterloo Shows 20 Per Cent Increase Over 2 Years Ago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Except in Des Moines and Mus catine where the early vote was running more than double that of 2 years ago balloting in lovyas 1946 primary was extremely light in most cities on the basis re ports at noon Monday Waterloo where the early vote was running 20 per cent higher than at the 1944 primary was among the few Iowa cities to re port an increase over 1944 figures although some points said the vot ing pace was about the same At lantic reported a slight increase In Davenport no precinct had as niany as 50 votes cast by noon and polling officials said the num ber of voters turning out was well under 2 years ago In Sioux City 766 votes had been cast up to 11 a m indicating a light primary total Burlington reported its vote was lighter than 2 years ago with the early republican vote having i a wide margin over democratic ballots Less than 10 per cent of the reg istered voters had cast primary votes in Fort Dodge up to 11 m In Des Moines 638 votes had been casi in 14 selected precincts 11 a m compared with 31 s I votes cast in the same precinct at tliat hour Z years ago ifery reported 1 and did not constitution violate the federa 90 Die In Crash Canton China Canton News said Monday that approxi mately 90 passengers were killed and more than 60 injured when 4 coaches of the northbound Can tonHankow railway train were derailed while crossing a bridge 60 miles south of Hengyang las Thursday 3 wards and 1 county township fa noon compared with 225 vote cast at the same polling places a noon in the primary 2 years ago In Cass county the vote largely republican was running approxi mately 25 per cent above 1944 In Ottumwa the number o votes cast by noon totaled 700 ap proximately 3514 the lightest in 20 yeais Dubuque reported that at nooi Monday less than half as man ballots had been cast as 2 year ago at the same hour while out i the country only a handful o votes had been cast in rural pre cincts Muscaline reported a total cit vote in 3 precincts of 481 at noo as compared to 181 at the sam time 2 years ago This was th sharpest increase reported but sti represented a comparatively ligh primary vote compared with pre war elections Pottawattamie county and Coun cil Bluffs reported that voting vra running lighter than 2 years ag In Cherokee 180 ballots ha been cast by noon as against 19 at that hour in 1944 RECOVER BODY OF LEO BURKE Searchers Spend More Than 26 Hours Dragging The body of Leo Burke 16 who drowned in Clear Lake Memorial day was recovered about a m Sunday after about 50 search ers had spent more than 2S hours with draglines covering the area where he went down Searchers estimated the body was about half a mile out from shore west ot island and north of Methodist camp Boys from the RIVER FAILS TO GIVE UP YOUTH Search for Bobby Fox Continues at Algona City Editor Receives Degree From Cornell College 4 Other Men Honored at 93rd Commencement CPE JT OVER of Iowa Institution Mount its 93rd an nual commencement Monday morning Cornell college conferred lonorary doctorate degrees upon men Senator Wayne L Morse of Oregon who gave the commence ment address the Rev Hobart M rant of Mount Vernon Richard T Baker ot New York City AV Sari Hall of Mason City and JLeo U Beranek formerly of Mount Vernau now on the faculty of Harvard university Morse is a graihiale ol Ihe versits of Wisconsin with law de frees from Minnesota and Colum bia He was dean of the law school of the University of Oregon for 13 years before he resigned to run for tnj senate In 1944 He was also a member of the national war labor hoard He is prominent in the sen ate at this time The Rev Mr Grant is superin tendent of the Davenport district the Methodist church having succeeded Dr E T Gough in No vember 1944 A graduate of Kan sas Wesleyan college and the Bos ton University School of Theology and a veteran of World war I he served numerous churches in Iowa and was for 4 years president of the board of ministerial training of the Upper Iowa conference Hal upon whom the doctor of Jaws degree is being conferred Is an outstanding midwestcrn journ alist A member since 1938 of the Iowa Stale board of education he was a member of the Carnegie factfinding commission to South America in 1941 He has been the Iowa member on the national ad visory committee for wartime censorship and a member of the editorial mission to the European war theater In 1944 in addition to his position as managing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette A graduate of the University of oiva he is a veteran ot World war I and was state commander of the American Legion in 1932 33 He is chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety 194647 Recently he was made an Algona body of Efforts to locate the Bobby Fox 13 who drowned in the Des Moines river last Wednesday afternoon proved fruitless over the weekend but a group of men continued the search Holy Family Josephs Catholicschools assisted with the search as did lake patrolmen members of the Mason City fire department the sheriffs office and the Iowa State Safety patrol Hueys boat livery furnished boats for the searchers and as sisted them in many ways The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home Funeral services will be held at 9 a m Tuesday at the Holy Family church with Msgr H P Murphy will be at St Josephs Catholic cemetery The Rosary will be said at the Burke home 421 N Monroe at 8 p m Monday The Ladies Aid of Holy Family church said the Ro sary at the home at 4 p m Mon day The Patterson funeral home in charge Monday It had was feared that the body become entangled in brush which has made it almost impossi ble to drag the bottom where the lad went down The high water makes it difficult to work beneath the surface Diving suits proved of little benefit in river operation RULE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE COURT High Court Sets Aside Press Contempt Ruling Washington unanimous action the supreme court Mon day threw out a contempt convic tion of the Miami Herald and its associate editor John D Penne kamp and wrote 4 opinions up holding a newspapers right to criticize a court The paper and euitor were con victed in the Dade county Fla circuit court because of the pub lication of 2 editorials and a car toon The county court chargec they interfered with the admini Istratioa of justice SHIPPING STRIKE AFL Unions Not in Full Support of CIO Washington AFL maritime unions appeared to be splitting Monday on supporting the strike ol CIO seamen and dock workers scheduled June 15 The ClOdominated committee for maritime saia Monday It lias received a pledge from Cap tain Harry IHartin president of the AFL Masters Mates and Pilots union tiat his members will re spect CIO picket lines Previously the CIO leaders had claimed similar support from John Hawk secretarytreasurer of the Atlantic and Gulf district sea farers international union On the other hand Joseph Ryan president the AFL international longshoremens association de nounced the threatened strike Saturday as political AFL President William Green said recently that AFL maritime workers would fulfill their con tracts with ship operators in the event of a strike The threatened strike mean time was assuming international proportions CIO maritime leaders loosing stiH another critical blast at President Truman appealed si multaneously to workers in other lands for heip in their shipping strike scheduled June 15 In this atmosphere wage and hour negotiations moved slowly along at the labor department CIO unions and ship operators prepared to meet again Monday FAILSTOlLOCK GRAIN TRADING Chicago W Grain futures LIGHT BUT BALLOTING IS HIGHER THAN SAME 44 TIME 2 p m Report Reveals 1158 Citizens Have Cast Primary Ballots Perfect weather and even the local contests on both tickets wera not enough to get out much of a Mason City vote in the primary election Monday to judge by the vote at 2 oclock It was 1158 com pared with ISO 2 years ago when attention was day before the invasion of Normandy The comparable vote in 1942 was 1049 in 1910 it was 1431 and in 1S38 3514 The contest on both republican and democratic slates for the of fice ol sheriff the democratic contest for nomination for super visor in the 1st district and on the republican slate for county attor ney had been expected to bring out more of a vote despite indica tions that interest in the primar ies was somewhat slow this year With perfect weather for field work farmers were not expected to poll a very heavy vote either Voting was expected to pick up in Mason City later in the day however since it is traditionally a late voting community There was no indication of the voting trend of course since the polls do not close until 8 p m Soon after that hour it was ex pected that returns would begin coming in since voting machines are being used throughout the county Radio Station KGLO had its Iowa Master Editor by the state association Currently he is head trading on the Chicago board of trade was held up for an hour and evening program devoted to the election from p m on with scheduled newscasts on the hour and half hour and inbetween breaks whenever unusual returns warrant Principal interest In Cerro dor do county was in the race for nomination as sheriff with Dep uty Sheriffs Cal Divan and 3 J Burnett opposing each other on the democratic slate and Philip W Thurtlc and Jess It Buttleman Clear Lake chief ot police on the republican side Cerro Gordo countys outstand ing democratic votegetter Sher iff Tim Phalen is seeking nomina tion to the office of supervisor from the 1st district He is opposed by the incumbent E R Dick Steinberg and Fred A Cahalan former hemp plant manager The 3rd district also has a con test for nomination as supervisor I but it is on the republican side incumbent Henry Hitzhusen is unopposed for the democratic nomination Seeking the nomina tion to oppose him in the fall are W S Cahalan N S Krapp and J M Ryburn Opposing republican candidates for the office of county attorney are C R Bob Servison and James R Brown both young Ma son City attorneys The vote by precincts at 2 oclock in Mason City and location of the polling places is as follows school administra tion waterworks courthouse MeKInley school city halt Koosevelt school S and R garage North Iowa Farm store 706 S Federal ing up the Salvation Armys I a halt Monday while a broker uri Marching Forward campaign as towa state chairman Beranek a graduate Cornell college 1936 has received recent acclaim in scientific circles for his work as director of the Electro Acoustic laboratory at Harvard university which closed its doors a short time ago after 5 years ol brilliant war work for all branch es of the armed forces Doctor Beranek recently received from the Acoustical society of America its biennial award for outstanding contributions in acoustics Baker was for 2 years a mem ber of the Chungking graduate school journalism sponsored by Columbia university He has just returned from Japan Korea and the Philippines as an observer for The World Outlook and other religious publications He was graduated from Cornell college in 1934 took an M A degree from the Pulitzer school of journalism which granted him a traveling fellowship which took him around the world in 1937 and he has a B D degree from Union seminary He is the author of 2 books in the religious field and is associate edi or of World Oulook successfully sought an injunction against regulations which re versed previous rulings governing ceilings on old grain contracts Robert Buckley ot Charles W Buckley company Chicago com mission house obtained a tempor ary restraining order blacking trading before the worlds largest grain exchange opened for bus iness Federal Judge Elwyn R Shaw however relused to issue an In junction ruling that Buckley could seek relief through a dam age suit rather than by tying up grain operations The suit was based on board ac tions following an increase in ceiling prices of grain by the gqv ernment Read The United States Army Message Every Day This Week Today on Page 3 MASON CITYAN HIT BY TRAIN James McLaughlin 65 143 Fifth street southwest Mason City was hit by a slbw moving freight train near the Great West ern railroad depot in Mason City Sunday morning He was taken to the Mercy hos pital where he was treated for a broken elbow broken collarbone cuts and bruises on both legs and a scalp laceration His condition was reported as improved Mon Iday RITES SET FOR TRAIN VICTIM J Del Vorhes Funeral Will Be Held Tuesday Marble services for J Del Vorhes 83 who was killed when he walked into a slow moving freight train here late Sat urday will be held Tuesday at p m at the Methodist church in Marble Rock The Rev H F Mercer will officiate Burial will be in Hillside cemetery The Hann funeral home of Greene will be in charge Vorhes who was deaf was on his war to his rooming house when he walked Into the train be tween he engine and tender His skull was fractured The aged man is survived by 4 brothers Ralph of Marble Rock William of Denver Colo Ethan of Gridley Cal and George of Web ster City and one sister Sadie Brunner of Greene Name Superintendent Council Bluffs W Kim Council Bluffs will assume his new post as superintendent ot the Council Bluffs schools July 1 Kirn for 27 years principal ot Abraham Lincoln high school here was chosen at a special meeting of I the board of education Saturday
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