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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME SEPARfMENT 9f AHJ I A Associated Press and United Press full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 5 1946 This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection Cm One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BEOADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Mnon CHy Sunday p m WTAD Quint 111 MOB C D S T UOI Ames Wednssflajv p m WSUI City Wedneidiy p How Shall Foreign Language Be Taught AMERICA at this time is at a interesting stage in the devel opment of her educational tech nique for teaching foreign Ian guages Theres a question to b right now It this In the teaching of foreign Ian ruage shall principal emphasis b on the cultural side or shall prin cipal emphasis be on practical use Stated another way the question is Should the main purpose of foreign language course be merely to impart a knowledge of the rule and the logic of grammar or shoul it be to impart an ability o con verse in that foreign tongue TN SEEKING the answer to tha question our teachers of Ian guage will have several pattern to which they may turn for guid ance Perhaps the approach finallj decided upon will be an admixtur of those several patterns First of course we could gi ahead with the same methods em ployed by our secondary school and colleges in the past In this the emphasis has definitely been on the cultural value of a foreign language Perhaps it isnt fair to take my self as an example of the produc of our past method of teaching languages I admit I was no grea shakes as a student in that field But I did manage to pass the lan guage courses in both high schoo and years of Ger man and 2 years of French SO LONG after my com pietion of these courses I made a trip to Europe To my utter dis may I discovered that the aver age natives mastery of English in both France and Germany was far superior to my knowledge of French and German It wasnt it could have went into a swanky Parisian cafe and was handed a menu card To cover up his ignor ance of the French language this I but it could have been I again his finger down o where he thought the roast beef and potatoes ought to be The waitress only Parisian waitresses can smile and commented in admirable Eng lish Yes thats what the orches tra is playing now My point in all this is that lan guage teaching methods employed in our schools and colleges up to at this not getting results In reshaping our teaching techniques therefore I do not believe that we shall be wise to follow too closely this past or present pattern A SECOND pattern for language teaching worthy of some seri f1 ous consideration is the one pro duced by the army and navy dur i mg the war when there was urgent need for a quick mastery of i number of foreign tongues includ ing Japanese Russian and Chinese Ail 3 of these are considered extremely difficult languages In fact Japanese has been accepted as the hardest of all languages one that couldnt be learned in less than 4 years of continuous study To learn Chinese it has been assumed that there was no other fully effective way than going to China and living among the Chi nese and Russian has been rather generally considered out of reach of all except those who begin their contacts with it in childhood But what happened T THDER a concentrated discipline thousands of our young men from sheepnerders to university graduates learned how to con verse in those languages and rath er fluently within a mere 13 weeks From the very day even the very hour these studenis began their accelerated courses hey V were on their own If they were sf scaled at a table and wanted bread il or potatoes they had to ask for them in the language they were studying Vocabulary was the big thing uch things as rules of grammar conjugation noun and pro oun declension gender case umber tense and all that sort of to wait The big idea vas to be now PHATS THE WAY it was at Iowa City where the Univer ty of Iowa received the assign ent to teach a lot of young men talk Russian in jigtime Thats e way it was at Boulder Colo lere the University of Colorado Continued on Page 2 p ivlo One jjo 357 CIOJNGONJJXIILES 11 Reds BaIb nn FXPFHT MINT Reds Balk on Vote Proposal Killed by PLAN TO UPSET BIG 4 DECISION Robert DBlue left awarded the Iowa certificate and medal of valor to Hm ford OLeary holding thecertificate to the right at the Governors Day celebration at Clear Lake Sunday Carl H TM itrfduceathe governor is shown at the right master of is in the background between the governor and OLeary Warren photo Mason City Youth Receives Valor Medal From Governor Woodcock and a certificate was drawn up You are the 15th one within he state to have this honor con crred upon you said Gov Blue Often a friend or stranger is hi langer of losing his life because f carelessness in water Water is a great hazard to the iqys and girls of this state Swim ming should be under supervision nd guarded by the community I am happy to be here and pre ent this award and to impress upqn the citizens ofthis state the lecessity to take responsibility and precautions on this lake and other lodies of water in the state Mr OLeary also was presented medal with the certificate He vas introduced by Eddie Boyle master of ceremonies who also in roduced Carl Fox of Clear Lake Bert Woodcock Des Moines sec etary of the Iowa Safety Council fern Petersen Clear Lake state oat inspector who told the story f the rescue Harry C Brown Jason City president of the Iowa Hate Safety Council and Lee W lickinger chief of the division f lands and water state conser Tation commission Des Moines The 4 persons who were rescued Iso were called to the platform V O Smiley William Smiley on R Jensen and Donald Jen en all of fllason City and they old briefly of the incident Preceding the governors pres ntation the Morrell Male chorus f Ottumwa sang and the Cedar alls band played a concert fol owing the presentation Approximately 2000 persons at cnded the night performance Sat rday at which time a new num er was added Jack Lavier and uthe Morgan on the trapeze About 300 persons attended the ovetnors banquet at the All Vets ocial Center Saturday night and he governor talked on the history EJCowa Saturday afternoon about attended the tea at the center Sunday morning union services held at the lake front with ie Church of Christ Methodist hurch and Congregational church articipating Every material advancement n science every new Invention nless accompanied by a strength ening of mans moral nature does but arm the human brute with new instruments of ferocity and opens up additional vistas for the satisfaction of lust and greed said the governor at the services Between the afternoon piogram and the evening show Jack Has kins Mason City and Frank Swanson Clear Lake gave a div ing exhibition from the AAU board in back of the waterfront stage The evening program closed in a blaze of glory as a long line of boats with colored fire on them formed a parade in front of he grandstand and made a huge cir cle Fire from the boats lighted the entire scene as the lights over he grandstand were turned off Ted Saucke Clear Lake was in charge of the parade of boats This was the grand finale of the celebration which attracted about 3500 persons Sunday night when the final showing of the Laff Pa rade was presented Beverly ber 8 Clear Lake gave her swim ming exhibition taught her this year by the Red Cross which is teaching about 170 children funda mentals of swimming Three GIs Bob George Harry Freeman and Bill Irons all of Clear Lake gave an acrobatic bal ancing act including the formation known as the 3 Jacksons The final showing of he water ballet also was given The program closed with fireworks including setpieces nckels and Roman can dles Officials termed it Clear Lakes best Governors Day celebration Weather was near perfect for the 3 day period GRACIE IN HOSPITAL Los Angeles Com edienne GradeAllen was in Good Samaritan hospital Monday Her physician declined to divulge the nature of Grades illness but said she would be able to return home in 2 or 3 days Americas sacrifices in war cas ualties Dec 7 1941 to June 1 1945 were 1012000 The toll of motor vehicle accidents during the cor responding period was 3200000 U S Joins British in Compromise on Dispute Over Voting Procedure i Taris Russia balked Monday at a BritishAmerican proposal to compromise the peace conference dispute over voting procedure Foreign Minister V M Mololov told the rules committee that the proposal was objectionable be cause it was calculated to upset the decision of the council of foreign ministers and replace it with a new one The council had decided to make a twothirds majority nec essary for action in the peace conference Small nations paced by Australia sought simple ma jority rule The British then proposed to lot the conference speak for itself with twothirds votes to be re garded as a firm recommenda tion and simple majorities to carry less weight with the foreign ministers council which will have final veto power over peace con ference actions The United States through Secretary of State Byrnes joined China Canada and Norway Mon day in supporting the British compromise Molotovs rejection of the plan followed a similar stand by White Russia Molotov said Byrnes support of the Canadian proposal that the council of foreign ministers meet concurrently with the conference took me by surprise for the Russian delegation proposed that at the council of foreign ministers July 3 Mr Byrnes said that it would be impossible Molotov said We can only believe that when the soviet delegation presents some thing it is senseless to Mr Byrnes but when someone else presents it it is intelligent He added that Byrnes support of the soviet stand now makes me happy NORTH IOWAN DIES IN CRASH Roger Reuvers 25 Victim of Accident Eagle Grove E Reuvers 25 was fatally injured and Dallas Elwood 23 both of Eagle Grove suffered a fractured vertebra when their car left the road and crashed about a mile east of Badger Sunday at 6 p m Reuvers died at Sunday night at Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge where Elwood is a patient Death was due to shock and in ternal hemorrhages the coroner said The men were enroute to Storm Lake to attend a ball game Three baseball players riding in the back seat were uninjured Highway patrolmen investigat ing the accident said that the car heading west left the road when the driver Elwood apparently swerved to avoid a hole Ciudad Trujillo Dominican Re Public An intense earth quake and abnormally high wave caused heavy damage in 11 town of this Caribbean republic Sundai and took at least 2 lives New tremors were felt Monday This capital city was only slight Iy damaged Although communi cations with outlying points hai not yet been reestablished in complete accounts showed this damage Matanzas Completely floode by high waves which followed th quake Details still lacking Nagua and Miches Partlj flooded by the rush of water from the sea Moca t Municipal palace i market place destroyed San Francisco Do tc 35 private homes destroyed many other buildings damaged 1 killed damage to a church orphanage stadium and cigaret factory One killed Puerto partly de stroyed At Gibao the countrys riches agricultural area thousands o dollars damage was reported Old churches dwellings and public buildings were reportec wrecked cracked and otherwise damaged at many other places on the north coast where the quake and high waves did their worst Strolling Goose Almost Ends Up on Cafes Menu Omaha Nebr goose who was as silly as one left her mate for a stroll down Omaha streets at 3 a m Sunday and nearly ended up on a cafes menu Ray Victor Ryder 21 taxicab driver saw a beautiful white goose strolling across the stree and enticed her to his automobile with what he says was a friendlj goose call He put her in the trunk of his cab and took her to the Green irog cafe where he eats his early morning meais A passerby who saw the inci dent called police Investigation revealed that the goose is a pet of Mrs Anna Hig gms and police returned the bird to her Mrs Higgms said the gooses gander gave his mate the blazes Short Short Slory Buffalo N r new airline hostess was a bit embar rassed when she received this radiogram in midair Prepare In remove shorts at Buffalo The pilot explained that nonpriority passengers are known as shorts in airline operation parlance Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday followed by showers Tuesday evening or night Warmer Tuesday Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers in west portion late Tuesday afternoon or eve ning Somewhat warmer Tues day Minnesota Generally fair Monday night Cooler southeast Tuesday considerable cloudiness with scattered thundershowers south west and extreme west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 35 Minimum 59 At B a m Monday 59 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum gj GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum gg Minimum 54 At 8 a m Sunday 70 Precipitation 0 YEAR AGO Maximum gg Minimum gj Donald Duck Beats Superman in Childrens Popularity Poll duckone Donaldfar out sma who V are comical A great majority of I the children said that what they wanted most in a comic book was lumor Purpose of Miss Volkers survey was to explorethe possibility of using comic books as primary readers in classroom She said that he youngsters voracious appetite for comic books could be turned to good use Her survey showed that the av erage 4th to 8th grade child reads from 100 to 115 comic books a month an average of 4 a day She said some claimed they read be tween 20 and 50 books a day STREETAn unified GI Forces guard talks to Lillian Derrick 18 as the former does patrol duty in Athens Term after election day vio lence had subsided AP Athens Ten n countys new GI nonpartisan ad ministration born of bullets bombs and bloodshed was to be certified here Monday Stormy Athens where last weeks political flames still smouldered beneath the surface ready to flare up with the slight est fanning outwardly was calm Monday as 2 members of the 3 elecdon committee m to canvass last man county met at 10 a weeks vote Tennessee Gov Jim McCord an nounced Tuesday night the resig nation Machine Party Sheriff Pat Mansfield Mansfield de posed by force and violence here last week that saw 22 men in jured the county jail blasted by dynamite and much property damage still remained at an un disclosed place Mansfield recommended that Glticket SheriffE 1 e c t Knox Henry be named to serve until the new administration officially takes over on Sept 1 C A Anderson member of the 3man citizens committee chosen by a townhall meeting to govern Athens during the interim re vealed also that the county court would meet Monday It presumably will name a sheriff tp take over until the new officers are seated It was ex pected that Henry would be nomi nated Jewish Agency Rejects Plan on Partition of Palestine British Keep 2250 Jews Aboard Ships Jerusalem T h e British clamped a security blackout Mon day on Haifa where 2250 Jews vithout immigration certificates vere held aboard ships The Brit sh also were reported sending arge numbers of troops toward he north Palestine port Jewish circles buzzed with he vidcsprcad talk that the outlawed lagana lewish organization might allemptto disembark the Jews by dircc1 action One Jewish pokesman reminded that Haifa s a British naval base and uarded by large numbers of po ice and troops asserted They the Hagana have the men and they have the arms If hey decide to unload those ships heyll unload them Four or 5 other ships crammed vith 5000 more illegal Jewish im migrants were reported heading or Haifa The British took 1000 Id women young girls pregnant vomen and ill persons from the ocked immigration ships but esolutely refused to allow the others to disembark Bookings Institute Recommends Dropping of Homestead Law DCS moines Five recom mendations including discontinu nce of the Iowa homestead tax ex mption law reportedly have been mong those made in the tentative nalysis of the states tax laws by he Brookings Institute The Institute engaged by the owa tax study group to check vcr the tax laws in effect in the tate was said to have suggested hat the homestead system was ndesirable because it taxed verybody for the benefit of one lass the home owner Under the homestead law about 05000 Iowa home owners will be elped on the payment of their roperty taxes by exemptions otahng more than he money for these exemptions omes from sales and income taxes London Jewish agency executive flatly rejected Monday the BritishAmerican cabinet com mittees proposal to divide Pales tine into a federal state British government sources said Prime Minister Attlee would ask his ministers to submit the Palestine problem to the United Nations if President Truman also rejects the semipartition plan A Jewish agency cxcutlve com munique issued in Paris said the group regards the British pro posals based on the report of the committee of six and as announced by HIr Morrison in the house of commons as unacceptable as a basis for discussion Herbert Morrison Lord presi dent of the council announced last week that the British govern ment had accepted as a basis for negotiations the cabinet commit tee proposals to divide Palestine into four Arab one Jewish and two central govern ment a basis for nego tiation Morrison added however that the plan depended upon United Slates has not yet been forthcoming President Tru man has summoned his cabinet delegates home for some detailed discussion of the plan Reports from Washington have said the plan was not well received there The Jewish agency leading Zionist organization long recog nized by as representa tive of Jews in Palestine met especially to consider the plan Arab spokesmen also have de nounced the proposal but the Arab league has not taken official action A British government spokes man said Attlee would ask his cabinet Wednesday whether to submit the Palestine problem to the United Nations but in any event would refer the question to that body only if President Tru man turned down the partition proposal Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevm will attend the cabinet meeting This became known a few hours after a Moscow broadcast declar ing that attempts to solve the Holy Land problem without United Nations help are leading no where Moscow in the first Rus sian comment upon the British American proposals for a semi rartition of Palestine attacked the plan vigorously EXPECT BOOST TO UP COTTON CLOTHING PRICE 17 Per Cent Increase in Household Linens Is Forecast by OPA Washington cloth ing price increases of 6 to8 per cent and a 17 per cent boost in the cost of household linens were forecast by OPA Monday as it ordered higher textile ceilings into effect immediately The increase for colton textiles required under the new price con trol law averages about 16 per cent OPA said The OPA added that this will boost the industrys returns by about 5500000000 a year The 1 per cent retail increase expected on household linens also will apply on cotton piece goods OPA plans o make higher retail ceilings effective soon The price hike at the mill level results principally from require ments that OPA base textile ceil ings on 1 The market price of raw cot ton rather than the parity price 2 Prices of 193941 rather than those of 193639 as heretofore The increase of 6 to 8 per cent on cotton clothing compares with previous estimates by some OPA officials of increases running from 10 to 20 per cent Price increases for major items of cotton textiles expressed in percentage over June 30 ceilings are Bed linens 1575 carded yarn 16 per cent 00 per cent American cotton blanket 1525 per cent combed yarn 1350 per cent tire cord fabrics 20 per cent cordu roy 1715 per cent velveteen 1725 per cent denim 2175 per cent cotton duck 23 per cent bed tick 1650 per cent ginghams 157D per cent Outing flannel 1750 per cent mitten flannel 1625 per cent print cloth yarn fabrics 18 25 per cent sheeting yam fabrics 2025 per cent towels 1850 per cent chambrays 1450 per cent slack suitings IB per cent osnaburgs 1750 per cent seamless bags 187o per cent and blanket lin ings 1150 per cent U S British Ship Salvage Clash Arises London British sea cap tain charged Monday that an American boarding party ordered his men off the crippled freighter American Farmer struck the British ensign hoisted an Ameri can flag and made off with the ship a salvage prize Capt E Miller a hardbitten 65 year old veteran of the sea wire lessed the Hudson Steamship com pany Ltd his owners hat his salvage party had been ejected from the American Farmer by a boarding parly of the American Kangcr a sister ship of the crin Pted Farmer Miller and his owners immedi ately advised the admiralty which e British shipping men that it was making a full inquiry into the case The American destroyer Perry was reported standing by observ ing the salvage battle between the rival crews Miller reported that he won the race to the crippled American farmer which was damaged bad ly m a collision last week but remained afloat after passengers and crew had been taken off Miller skipper of the 2039lon Elizabete put a prize crew aboard the derelict hoisted the British ensign and prepared to tow the craft 700 miles to Britain However he said a few hours later the American destroyer Perry and the American Ranger hove into sight Miller displayed the signal Hands off This prize is mine Miller charged that the Ameri can Ranger ignored his signal and immedialely boarded the Farmer with a larger American party Captain Johnson of the Ranger Miller said cut the low rope to the Ellzabctc slruck the British ensign hoisted an American flag and ordered the British prize crew to leave the ship Issue Invitation IMS Angeles Cal invi tation to return to Iowa for the centennial celebration thts year was issued to 20000 persons who attended the 46th annual picnic of the Iowa Association of Southern California at Lincoln Park here Saturday The invitation was sent by the Iowa centennial committee
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