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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS un Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 1946 This Paper Consists at Tw No 4ft ORDER LEWIS TO STAND TRIAL One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO MMOD CUT Sunday p i WIAO QuirjCT 111 Hon p m WOl Ames Tuesday ro WSW CUT Tburidr p I Vengeance Wont Cure Our Crime N 1OT MANY I think will argue the point that modern society isnt doing too good a job of deal ing with those who for one reason or another fail in their responsibil ities of citizenship In this class fall our juvenile delinquents and our adult criminals In the typical case an offender or old is arrested formally charged with a misdeed given a trial convicted and sentenced to i a certain length of time in a train ing school a reformatory or a prison And when that is done most of us reason Well that case if taken care of We dont need to worry about him any longer The truth of course is that in most cases this course provides no final solution whatever The offender is taken out of circula tion for a time Thats true But what happens to him ultimately Thats the thing we havent up to this time considered in more than a casual way TN THIS COMMENTARY Id like visit with you about some of the shortcomings inherent in our contemporary handling of societys problem children of all ages The fundamental deficiency in me springs from the TEACHERS OUT ON STRIKE IN ST PAUL MINN Midnight Agreement Stalls Walkout of Minneapolis Teachers St Paul Minn walked picket lines Monday clos ing down classes for 30000 grade and high school pupils in a dis pute over salaries and the citys Small Swiss Planes Take 12 Americans Off Alpine Glacier Interlaken Switzerland Meiringen some 15 miles east of for 3 davs and aflpr thnsn Pnctviii Tno ho Interlaken Switzerland Twelve Americans who survived 5 days on an Alpine glacier 12 000 feet above sea level were safe on a United States army hospital train ewoute to Vienna Monday rescued from their plight by the same route they got into through the air Swiss army officers in ski equipped 3place planes brought them and their baggage out Sun day in 9 shuttled flights over the 10 miles between the airport at Meiringen some 15 miles east of Interlaken and their snowy perch on Gauli glacier The 11year old girl 4 women 4 army officers 2 noncommissioned officers and a mile been in a sheltered hole in the glacier 13 miles southeast of Interlaken since the crash landing last Tues day of a U S army C53 Dakota transport plane enroute from Vi enna to Pisa by way of Munich had lived on box lunches for 3 days and after those ga out on candy bars they had pur chased at the Munich post ex change and doled out 1 a day t each They drank snow melte over fires of gasoline oil and par of the plane and had slept o blankets and the transports sea and upholstery Swiss mountaj guides reported a 3foot snowfa had covered the cabin of th slightly damaged plane into a coz igloo for them Staff Sgt Wayne G Folsum o inals can be dealt with on the cash register system of justice Were prone to reason that when a man commits a crime a judge should press his finger on a key marked burglary or felony or murder and comes a piece of paper saying You owe society a debt of so many years And off the offender goes to prison to pay his debt to society Just that simple But what actually happens is this The convicted man goes to prison His daily routine is regi mented He doesnt come into con tact with those who might help him To the contrary he associ atessometimes for years with the veiy people he should avoid In the end so often that it is almost the rule he deteriorates Then at the end of his specified term shortened by good behav ior of course he returns to so unable to adjust himself Too often hes the same criminal who entered prison old er sourer DESULTS OBTAINED under this are such as to prompt this observation from one of the worlds foremost authorities in the field of penology S A Lewisohn president of the American Prison association Its true that penal officials can print to case after case in which a former prison inmate has made good But it is my feeling that such inmates make good not BE CAUSE of the prison but IN SPITE OF IT One wonders if the thing at the tottom of thiswholly unsatisfac system isnt that our prisons today have changed too little from the days when dungeons starva tion vermin and hanging were the i rule Its a forgotten fact that until about 3 centuries ago almost all i crimes were punishable by hang Ung When a man broke the law he injured society it was reasoned Society therefore demanded ven geance and the man paid with his life TRUE IT IS of course that the f physical properties of our pris fns and reformatories have been improved We dont have dun such we dont tolerate ilth and vermin But the ven geance motive is still with us i By now its fluite conclusive punishment as such isnt the I iiH answer to the problem Im dsonmeht protects society only long as the wrongdoer is be nd walls and bars But what tout that day when it is assumed at he has paid his debt to so fts a consideration of this aspect the problem that has prompted 3 more enlightened penologists 1 prison wardens to place an 1 rgrowing emphasis on reform and rehabilitation of the oner Theyre looking to that when the prison gates open y want him to make good lats why in the best of our 3ns vocational instruction is ONTINUED ON PAGE 2 educational budget Approximately 1160 teachers stayed away from classrooms of 77 schools as the teachers joint council AFL launched the na tions biggest school strike to raise salaries from their present 51300 to2600 scale In Minneapolis across the Mis sissippi river a midnight agree ment was reached that temporar ily stalled off another strike which would have closed schools to 70000 students Mayor Hubert Humphrey Su perintendent of Schools Willard E Goslin and representatives of the AFL Federation of Teachers reached a truce after 15 hours of conferences which was to be sub mitted to teachers for approval later Monday An immediate S150costofIiving bonus was to go to each of the 2000 teachers and initial monthly pay raises were to be made Jan 1 with simi lar other salary adjustments Humphrey said the teachers salary demands had been met with the first pay raises effective the first of the year the begin ning of adjustments that would put the higher schedule into effect by Jan J 1948 Teachers in Iowa School Stage Strike Fort Dodge of the Pleasant Valley district southeast of here were closed Monday as teachers went on strike to enforce their demands for a monthly pay increase The action closed 4 schools with an enrollment of about 90 pupils The 5 teachers of the district asked a raise from to monthly under threat to strike but this was refused by the school di rectors A compromise offer of a increase was turned down by the teachers who said they would remain away from classes unless the boost was granted Thomas Jordison president of the districts school board said Monday he did not know what steps would be taken to settle the wage controversy and get classes resumed Trie St Paul teachers council has asked for recognition gaining agent for all teachers wage increases of monthly retroactive to Sept 1 revision of present salary scale to a minimum and an im mediate maximum which ultimately would be scaled to and the annual appropria tion for building j improvements and new facilities At Minneapolis officials of the AFL federations of men and wom en teachers had demanded that teachers salaries which now range from to be raised to a to scale and that differentials be granted for degrees held by teachers Minneapolis teachers also had askeddistribution to personnel of an anticipated board of education budget surplus They also had demanded adoption of a board of education campaign to get legislative approval to levy school taxes as permitted in in dependent school districts lowan Faces Murder Count i MAKE OFFER IN RADIO DISPUTE Reported Noon Strike Fails to Come Off New York of the American Federation of Radio Ar tists AFL who have threatened astrike against the 4 major radio networks met Monday to con sider a new offer by the broad casting companies seeking to avert a walkout A reported noon EST strike deadline on the 4 networks passed Iowa City W Patton 31 charged with 1st de gree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Kansas City welder Monday was being treated at Universityhospital for a chest wound received in a fight at the Patton homa in which the 2 men used a butcher knife pocket knife and army bayonet Ernest K Brown 40 Kansas City died at the hospital where he and Patton were taken early Sunday Coroner Frank L Love said Brown died from internal bleeding from a knife wound County Attorney Jack C White saidtrie fight occurred when Pat ton night cook in an Iowa City restaurant went to his home shortly after 2 a m Sunday and found Brown there with Pattons 27yearold wife Ruth a former member of the Womens Army Corps her sister Miss Dora Par sons 24 Iowa City and Lewis Stacker 36 another Kansas City welder White filed a preliminary in formation with Police Judge John Knox charging Patton with mur der and Knox said he would hold a preliminary hearing as soon as Patton was able to be moved from the hospital Pattons condition was not serious STUDENTS SERVE COFFEE TO derits bring hot coffee to2of theirinstructors picketing the Central high school Monday at the opening of the St Paul Minn teachers strike In the foreground are left to right Boa Bratter Ryder English teacher Miss Marjorie Dornbery speech and dramatics instructor and Harvey McKay U S Wants UN to Open Talk on Disarmament Immediately Favors Troop Inventory as Preparatory Step for Arms Discussion PUSH HUNT FOR BANK ROBBERS Include Midwest States in Search for 2 Men Des Moines states surrounding Iowa Monday were included searched in for the the area being 2 youthful without a members walkout But all by AFRA indications pointed to the fact that prepara tions had been made for a strike A union spokesman denied that members who include such stars as Jack Benny Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were told to stand by for the reported noon strike call The 4 networks are National Broadcasting company Columbia Broadcasting System American Broadcasting company and the Mutual Broadcasting System MOLOTOV PLANS BYRNES VISIT Expect Discussions of RussiaU S Problems New York Foreign Minister V M Molotov arranged to call on Secretary of State James F Byrnes Monday for what may betheir first serious private dis cussion of sovietAmerican prob lems in many months The appointment diplomatic in formants said was made at Molo tovs request The purpose was not disclosed but it was noted that Molotov acted at a time when Big Four peace making has more or less bogged down in details of the Trieste settlement when the great powers have split sharply over limiting the veto and when the whole troop report issue could be come involved in the split between Russia and the western powers A move in the United Nations assembly to censure Russias use of her veto power in the security council appeared likely Monday after Soviet Foreign Minister Mol otov had flatly rejected all efforts by America Britain France and China to compromise the veto is Frohibifion Leader Dies Des Moines Isabel Lein Coates 71 widow of the founder and a past president of the prohibition party in Iowa died at her home here Saturday She bandits who escaped with more than 54500 after holding up the HartfordCarlisle Savings bank of Carlisle southeast of here Satur day A deserted house south of here was searched Sunday after per sons in the neighborhood reported hearing machinegun fire It was learned later that county officers searching in the vicinity Saturday night had fired the shots which they said were intended to frighten the bandits if they were in the neighborhood Federal bureau of investigation agents who entered the case Sun day said the exact amount of money taken from the bank was 5452790 No definite trace of the bandits had been reported up to Monday although an Anamosa filling sta tion operator said 2 young men driving a car similar to the one used by the holdupmen stopped at his station Sunday The state bureau of criminal investigation and the FBI said there was nothing new Monday morning in their search for the bandits A Des Moines hospital reported the condition of Florence Hin richs 19 year old bookkeeper who was wounded in the arm the bandits began shooting wildly as they entered the bank was good Lake Success N Y The United States called on the United Nations Monday to open discus sions immediately on the whole problem of disarmament and de manded that a proposed inter national troop inventory be made allinclusive as a preparatory step Sen Tom Connally speaking before the 54nalion political committee of the general assembly urged that all members of the U N make available with in 30 flays full information on all troops at home and abroad He sidestepped a definite stand on a proposal made by Philip J NoelBaker British air minister a few minutes earlier that the data submitted in the troop in ventory be subject to verification by a U K inspection unit Con nally declared however that in spection and verification were necessary to any general disarma ment plan An American spokesman said afterwards that the United States was opposed to the injunction of the inspection issue into the troop census discussions which are now before the committee and that the American delegation would vote against the British proposal The committee adjourned until Tuesday without taking action Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov attended the session but did not speak Injuries Are Fatal to lowan After Car Wreck Atlantic W North 31 Marne Iowa died at Atlantic Memorial hospital Sunday from head and neck injuries received a few hours earlier when his pick up truck struck a culvert and overturned on highway 83 west of here North was alone and officers said he apparently lost control of was vice president of the state the truck His father is postmaster party at the time of her death of Marne Mercury Sinks to 5 Above at Estherville By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The coldest weather of the sea son struckIowa Thursday morn ing as the mercury sank to a low of 5 degrees above zero at Esther ville Skies generally were clear and the weather bureau said it would not be quite so cold Monday night in the northwest but somewhat colder in the extreme east Other low temperatures Mon day morning which followed rapid and extreme temperature drops in many places Sunday and Sunday night included Spencer 6 Pocahontas 7 Fort Dodge and Sioux City 10 Mason Cily 12 Charles City 16 Ames 17 Des Moines 19 and Ottumwa and Os kaloosa 24 Postville Iowa the crew chic was Ihc only slretcher case amon the 12 He had frostbite a km injury and foot bruises Folsom wife Ruth lives in Des Moine The other 2 lowans rescue were Brig Gen Loyal M Hayn of Lc Mars head of the advisor board of U S forces in Austri and his wife formerly of Counc Bluffs General Haynes suffere a nosebleed and frostbite an Mrs Haynes suffered shock Before the rescue party essaye the even more tortuous descen to safety Maj P i s t a Hitz an Capt Victor Hug of the SwL army landed their tiny planes o the glacier and began the rescu by air They found the group sprea out for 1000 feet between th glaciers rim and the wreckag and they took the nearest off firs Taking 4tirns and bringing in survivors at a time they landc on the ice with ski runners and back at the airport droppc these to come in on wheels The had perfect flying weather Three in the rescued grou were greeted by relatives at th airport Mrs Ralph Tate Sr an CaptRalph Tate Jr the trans ports pilot were met by Brig Gen Ralph Tate Sr deputy U S commander in Austria wh congratulated his son on a re markable job in landing the plan safely Mrs Tate said she fel ood but had had too many air planes Mrs Ralph Snavely of Surfside al was embraced by her hus jand a bridgadier general an air commander for U S forces i Austria Alice McMahon pretty 11year old brunet emerged from Ihe res cue plane chewing gum and saic Im all righl I had a fine time Her father Col William C Me Mahon of Buffalo N Y retirin chief of staff ofU S forces ir Austria and mother also wer rescued Others brought to safety ar Second Lt Irving Mathews o Richmond Va copilot SgtLoui Hill 36 of Portales N Mex th radio operator and George Har vey of Iron Mountain Mich civilian petroleum officer for U forces in Austria Harvey presence in the group was a sur prise He was not on the origina assenger list released by the army n Vienna Sgt Hill suffered scratches anc bruises on his face The others vere not hurt Capt Tate said he deliberately pancacked his ship into the glacier vhen a down current headed i oward a mountainside UPHOLD UTILITY DEATH SENTENCE Court Rules Against 2 Power Light Firms Washington supreme ourt Monday upheld constitu ionality of the socalled death entence clause of the public util ty holding company act The decision was given on ap peals by 2 companies from orders ly the securities and exchange ommission requiring their dis olution The companies are the Ameri an Power and Light company nd the Electric Power and Light orporation both with offices in Tew York City They are holding ompanies in the Electric Bone nd Share Company Holding corn any system The death sentence clause ays the commission must require ach holding company to take uch action as it shall find neces ary to ensure that the corporate iructure or continued existence f any company in a holding corn any system does not unduly or nnecessarily complicate the xucture or unfairly or inade uately distribute voting power The commission said continued xistence of American Power and ight and Electric Power and ight complicated the electric ond and share system and un airly distributed voting power mong security holders of bond nd share pot Survivors of Ship Collision Miami Fla Two small eighters sank in a predawn col sion 30 miles south of Miami arly Monday and 8 hours later lifeboat and raft were sighted rifting in the gulf stream with out 15 men on board A coast guard plane spotted the Tviyors well offshore and some miles north of the spot where e boats went down A crash at sped to the spot from the ast guard base Iowa Firms Taking Steps for Brownout DCS Moines coal re trenchment drive was takin place in Iowa business house Monday in advance of the dim out scheduled to start in mos cities at 5 p m At that time lights in store win dows display signs and other oul door advertising were to be turne off under a federal coalsavin order I have conferred with th principal business interests of De Moines and I find that they are a in accord and will follow the or der with windows marquees an street signs blackedout durin the emergency N H Nielson secretary of the Des Moines re tail merchants bureau of th Chamber of Commerce said No Notice Here No notice of a dimout In Ma son City had been received by the Peoples Gas and Electric company up to 2 p m Monday it was staled by Charles E Slrickland presidcnl He added that in some case electrical uses inside the stores ar being reduced by such steps as 25 per cent reduction in clevato service Enforcement of the order rest with local utilities The dimout will be cffecliv in communities where coal is th main source of commercial fue and power Among these are De Moines Burlington Waterloo Mason Cily Dubugue Davenport Ottumwa Ames Boone and Spen cer A few such as Eslherville Iowa City Fort Dodge and Mar shalltpwn get their power from oil and gas arid will not be at fcctecV Permission for shipment of coa has been given in only one distres case so far Gilford D Miller dis trict administrator for the solii fuels administration said The town of Sidney Iowa where there is only one coal deale who had less than a 10day supplj and where the community also lad less than a 10day supply appealed and has been authorizec o receive an emergency shipment Wilier said MRP AHEAD IN FRENCH VOTING Bidaults Party Takes Lead Over Communists Paris figures Mon day night put President Georges Bidaults MRP ahead in the French parliamentary elections An MRP eader declared the communist bid or leadership of the 4th republic has been rebuffed New figures announced by the ntcrior ministry gave the MRP popular republican movement 4751 electors from Sundays elec ion and the communists 24544 Che electors will select theupper house of parliament The com munists previously won more eats thanany other partys in he lower house Nearly complete returns an nounced previously had given the ommunists an upper house lead Weather Report FORECAST lason City Mostly clear Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer Low Monday night 15 owa Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday except consider able cloudiness southeast por tion Monday night not quite so cold northwest somewhat cold er extreme east Monday night Rising temperatures Tuesday Lows Monday night 15 north to 20 south High Tuesday 3540 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis cs for 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Monday morning Haximum 45 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Monday 12 Precipitation 05 EAR AGO klaximum 32 Minimum 19 GlobeGazette weather statistics ir 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Sunday morning Maximum 55 36 At 8 s m Sunday 44 Precipitation trace 30 16 AGO Maximum Minimum HEAD OF UMW FACES CHARGES FOR CONTEMPT Federal Judge Sets Case for Wednesday Dimout Is Monday Night Washington L Lew is Monday was ordered to stand trial Wednesday on charges of contempt of court in the soft coal strike Federal Judge T Alan Golds borough directed the trial after ruling that Lewis had not purged himself of contempt charges on which he was cited Nov 21 Golds borough overrode objections of counsel for the United Mine Workers and their boss that his court lacked jurisdiction While Lewis sat silent in a jammed courtroom UMW counsel Welly K Hopkins argued that Goldsborough lacked jurisdiction both to issue the order requiring Lewis to rescind his nocontract notice to the government which set off the coal shutdown and to issue the contempt citation which followed Then Hopkins announced that Lewis and the union had taken no action to comply with the courts order that the nocontract notice be withdrawn and were ready to go to a trial which might result in punishment of the union chief if convicted of contempt Hopkins attempted however to delay the trial dale He said the union has had no opportunity to read the governments argument A bulky brief was presented at the start of thesession by Assist ant Attorney General John F Sonnett Hopkins declared also that some union counsel were out of town and would not be ready Sonnett arose abruptly from the government counsel table and told Soldsborough the government would object to any delay in view of the strike emergency Golds jorough affirmed the Wednesday dale and directed both sides to be on hand in the same courtroom at 10 a m EST 2 days hence declared the matler concluded for the day and recessed his court Contrary to the governments position Hopkins argued that is notice to Secretary of Inte rior Krug terminating the UMW contract was both legal and roper He said also that neither jCwis nor the union had taken ny action in compliance with the courts order to withdraw the cancellation notice With the mines shut down only since last Wednesday midnight repercussions already were wide spread Steelworkers and factory hands by the hundreds of thousands aced layoffs because of dwindl ng coal piles Householders anxiously eyed heir own bins while a spell of vinter weather swept eastward rom the Rockies A dimout more draslic than in vartime was ordered into effect n 21 stales Monday night and coal burning railroads slashed passenger service 25 per cent All governors were asked by Secretary of the Interior Krug to et up machinery whereby cities ould ration coal and close schools f need be Mayor William ODwyer reversing an earlier tand called on New York citizens o suspend needless lighting But 3eorgias Governor Ellis Arnal n a statement said lightsaving vasnt the Krug and President Truman should get sy and settle the strike Demands continued for a special ession of congress Former Secre ary of the Interior Ickes Sunday light broadcast a call for prompt egislatibn which could curb the mpudence of a dictator suchas Lewis He said the government hould ask dismissal of its order estraining a coal strike in other vords abandon the court effort nd rely on a special lameduck ession But Senator Elbert Thomas CD expressed what apparently was the administration view at his moment No law short of withdrawal of the right to strike ould affect the present situation e said in another radio talk V rVoman Gives Birth to 3oy While in Iron Lung Los Angeles Mrs Rose elleher who has been in an iron ung since Nov 8 when she was ricken with poliomyelitis has ven birth to a baby boy while n the respirator Her hands and legs are par yzed and she will not be allowed 5 see the child until the critical nd contagious stage of polio is ast   

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