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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CF AN9 ARCHIVE I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION uimr VOL LD3 Associated Press and United Press Full Leased wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 3 1947 This Paper Consists pf Two One No 122 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO MaiOD City Sunday V WTAD Coiner UL Hon p m WOl Ames Tuesday m WSU1 Iowa City p m Good Schools Are Good Business IF SOMEBODY came along an made the comment to you tha Good schools are good business I suspect your first impulse wouli be to examine the source of tto statement Should1 the author of the obser vation be one of those person we refer to as educators you inevitable disposition would be ti accept the claim as just anothe pleasant generality Being against good schools o course is In a class with being against sin Everybody in the ab stract at least is FOK good schools just as in the AGAINST sin But it in checking on the cre dentials of this author of th Good schools are good business assertion you discovered it to be a hardboiled business man or E group of hardboiled business men youd be more inclined to sit up and take notice wouldnt you THAT was just exactly W my reaction the other day when I happened on to an ex tended report by the committei on education of the United State Chamber of Commerce It wa titled Investmen in People I dont of course know wha you think about the U S Chambei of Commerce In some quarters and theres no denying this the organization isnt held in too high esteem My own its only that under the leadership of Eric Johnston these past sev eral years the national Chamber has pursued an outstanding broadgauged and enlightenet course as advocate and spokesman the business segment of the American economy But what I think along this line is neither here nor there I doesnt matter whether you agree or disagree with me The point wish to makera point on which there willbe tha the U S Chamber of Commerce is not an organization thats given to impulsive semimentality When one of its committees sur veys the situation and brings in the report with statistical proof that Good schools are good busi ness we must whether we like it or not attach some deep signifi cance to the conclusion Thats precisely whats hap pened And in the remainder ol this commentary I propose to tel you about that report ACTING ON A directive from the U S Chamber of Com merce a committee headed by Thomas C Boushall of Richmond Va one of that states best known and most highly respected bankers entered an extended research tc ascertain whether there is a direcl relationship between economic status and educational level of the people of our country Answers were sought by that 16member committee to these 3 fundamental questions 1 Is evidence available to con clude that added education in creases the productive and con suming capacity of people Z Do such factors as the in come of the people the level of per capita retail sales rent paid for homes the purchase of litera ture as indicated by magazine cir culation and possession of modern conveniences reflect a measure of material wellbeing in direct ratio to the level of education 3 Regardless of the abundance of natural resources is there evi dence that both here and abroad the areas of economic wellbeing reflect a high level of education AND AFTER the extended sur vey which not only covered the United States but extended to other parts of the world these conclusions were reached and re ported 1 That education is an essen tial instrument through which commerce industry and agricul ture can be expanded in rising degree 2 That since education has been and should continue to be a local least on the state level every community should ascertain its own educa tional stains and economic condi tion and set to work to utilize education as a lever for its own advancement The local commun ity should join in a state program of similar character 3 That the cost of adequate education is an investment that local citizens and business can well afford in increased measure when related step by step to the improvement of local economic conditions 4 That the quality of educa tion is not the same in all areas Education programs must be made to apply more directly to the needs of the people 5 That mere technical educa tion is not enough Cultural edu cation must accompany technical CONTINUED ON PAGE i Curb Lilienthal on Giving Atomic Data Washington fP In the interest of national security David E Lilienthal was instructed Monday not to answer questions concerning further research into atomic energy development by the University of Chicago and other educational institutions Chairman Hickenlooper RIowa of the senate atomic energy committee issued the instructions to the former TVA head who is up for confirmation as chairman of the atomic energy commission Senator McKellar DTenn who is opposing Lilienthals con firmation asked how much money the University of Chicago was go ing to receive under a contract with the atomic energy commission and how much of the secret Before he could answer Hickenlooper broke in to caution Lilien against divulging anything Dr Beemer 80 Dentist Dies at Home Dr G N Beemer 80 practicing dentist in Mason City for more than 56 years died suddenly at his home 224 3rd N E shortly after 11 p m Sunday evening just before he planned to retire He had spent the day reading and made his usual Sunday call at the office Dr Beemer and Dr L T Old ham had attended the Minnesota state dental convention last week and Dr Beemer had been proud of the fact that he never missed one of these conventions and he every lecture He was aiways interested in dentistry said Dr H F Pool of Mason City and for many years he attended the meetings of the Minnesota society each month He was a member of the State Board of Dental Examiners and was a Life Member of the Iowa State Dental Society Dr Gabriel Noyes Beemer was born in Beernerville New Jersey April 2 1866 to Gabriel and Mary Beemer one of 3 children He was preceded in death by his 2 broth ers Henry and Horace He at DR G N BEEMER tended the Baltimore college of dental surgery the first and for many years the only dental school in the world After graduation from the den tal college in March 1890 Dr Beemer was married to Jennie Bush March 15 1890 in Monti cello New York and they located in Mason City then a town of 4000 population At that time only 5 dentists were practicing in Cerro Gordo county Throughout the years he had been active in liis district having held the of fice of president of the Northern owa Dental Society and also the office of president of the state joard of dental examiners He was a member of the Ma sonic Order the Elks and the I 0 p F and the Psi Omega dental fraternity For some time he practiced in Mason City with Dr Frank Rich ardson then opened his own of ice and for some time now has practiced with Dr Dede E Mudg ett Surviving Dr Beemer are his wife Jennie Bush Beemer daugh ter Mrs Byron Hicks Hauser son Dr Horace Beemer and 4 grand children Sara Virginia Hauser attending Rockford college Mrs Boomhower Mason City which might endanger or even affect national security Lilienthal replied that it would not be dangerous to say that some 25 midwestorn universities in cluding the University of Chicago have organized an association to further atomic research and that the Chicago institution had been acting as the contracting agency When McKellar wanted to know how much the arrangement was going to cost the United States Hickenlooper clamped down The committee takes respon sibility for not permitting him to state such details at this moment he said Earlier McKellar had recalled Lilienthals testimony weeks ago that he had done his damndest to keep from taking the atomic energy post The Tennesseean salt It now looks to me like youre do ing your damndest to get con firmed Im not here as an applicant for a job Lilienthal said adding that he had respect for the constitu tional duty of the senate to ex amine presidential appointments submitted to it for confirmation I want to make it clear he added that it will by no means break my heart if the senate gives me an honorable discharge Prior to this Lilienthal showed the committee a contract which he contended proved that he re ceived no pay from a Chicago firm for current services while he was a Wisconsin public utilities com missioner Lilienthal began his testimony shortly after Senator Capehar RInd had issued a statemem saying he would oppose Lilien thals nomination as chairman o the atomic energy commission be cause he has held and continues to hold to the philosophy of the new deal Lilienthal told the committee i was ironic to face charges tha he had violated Wisconsin law by receiving outside compensation while he was on the state payroll Senator McKellar chief opponent of Lilienthal had charged the nominee with such a violation in previous committee hearings The imputation made now 16 years later that I violated the letter of the spirit of a law which requires a commissioner to de vote his entire time to the duties of his office and not to pursue any other business or vocation seems a bit on the ironic side to me Lilienthal testified Shocking Vote Bismarck N Dak George Engel of KidderSheridan believes something should be done to correct a short in the new electric roll call system He made that known when the house was called upon to vote an appropriation to pay for installa tion I get a shock every vote Engle complained time I Roger Dickenson Beemer Ames and Richard Noyes Beemer Mason City and one great grandchild Gregory Noyes Beemer Ames Funeral services will be held al 2 p m Wednesday at the Major Memorial chapel with Father C Burnett Whitehead rector of St Johns Episcopal church officiat ing Interment will be at Elrawood cemetery Members of the Cerro Gordo Dental society will meet in the ante room of the Major funeral home at p m Wednesday to attend the services Buffalo Teachers Strike Ends After Promise of Wage Boost Buffalo N Y ended for Buffalos 71000 public school pupils Monday as their instructors returned to classrooms after staging the largest teacher strike in U S history The weeklong walkout of 2400 teachers was ended by the Buffalo Teachers federation shortly before midnight Sunday night when its ouncil of delegates voted to accept a promise of Mayor Bernard J owd that a pay increase would be forthcoming next fall If the state authorized additional taxes for the purpose Gov Thomas E Dewey is scheduled to submit a special message o the legislature this week requesting that localities be granted au hority to impose special taxes hiding a special levy for educa DeWeys special education commit tee as highly unsatisfactory declaring that under its recom mendations for the year 194748 about onethird of the Buffalo teachers would receive no in creases about 1156 would receive increases ranging from to while only 256 teachers would re ceive to x x x Manch estimated that under the terms of the mayors offer to ap prove the budget recommendation of the citys board of education about 80 per cent of the citys 3 000 teachers would receive the increase The teachers pres non Dewey will submit another mes age to the legislature Monday light urging adoption of a perma lent pay plan for teachers in the tate recommended by his special ommittee on education Joseph R Manch 1st vice Drcsi ent of the Buffalo federation an ounced that the teachers had ac epted the mayors pledge to pro ride to pay increases or the school year 194748 The group originally had de manded an immediate in rease cost of living bonus nd a minimum for begin ers It had rejected the report of ent Coverall scale is to BRITISH CLAMP MARTIAL RULE ON PALESTINE Jewish ExServiceman Killed When He Fails To Heed Order to Stop Jerusalem by vio lence in Palestine mounted to 22 in 3 days with the shooting of a Jewish curfew violator in Tel Aviv Monday as the British army maintained martial law over a 3rd of the Holy Lands 700000 Jews British officials reported that Isaac Poll 30yearold Jewish ex serviceman was shot and killed while bicycling in Tel Aviv when he failed to heed a soldiers order to halt His death was the 2nd traceable to control measures imposed to facilitate a hunt for Jewish under ground fighters Ketti Shalom 4 yearold Jewess died in a hospital Sunday Officials said she was hit in the back of the head and her mother was wounded in the leg by bullets fired at Kettis father leaving the house in violation of a curfew the 2 were standing on a balcony at the time The offi cials reported Shalom walked out after a quarrel with his wife Martial law was in force for more than 250000 Jews in Jeru salems oldest and biggest Jewish district the Mea Shearim section and in a northern coastalplain area measuring some 4 by 10 miles and embracing Tel Aviv Ramat Gan Death Tiqva Benei Beraq andother Jewish communities A curfew keeping residents to their homes was lifted at dawn Monday in the coastal section In the Jerusalem martiallaw area housing some 15000 Jews inhabi tants were allowed out for the first time since 7 p m Saturday as a daily 3hour suspension of the curfew became effective at 10 a m Infantrymen began a search for Jewish extremists Monday through twisted streets cluttered alleys and rabbitwarren homes of the povertyridden vicinity of Mea Shearim the place of a hundred gates By invitation Rabbi Moshe Goldman went along as observed in searches of religious institutions The army reported that soldiers searching Tel Aviv had found a considerable quantity of arms and ammunition Sunday night The British ruling Palestines Arabs and Jews by a 1923 league of nations mandate said martial law had been imposed to further a manhunt for Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern gang Jewish under ground groups Jewish official or ganizations charged it was retalia tion against the Jewish commun ity as a whole SENATE VOTES CUT FOR BUDGET Earmarks Amount for Reduction of Debt Washington Ifi The senate approved Monday and sent back to the house a resolution pledging a cut in President Trumans budget and promising to use of any savings to reduce the national debt The vote was 64 to 20 The senates action came after it had adopted on a voice vote an amendment by Senator Wherry RNebr under which any re ceipts from the sales of surplus war property would be applied on the debt The measure now goes to the house which voted previously to attempt to trim off the Mr Truman asked to operate the government in the year beginning next July 1 The house fixed no specific fig ure ior debt payment Neither did it specify that surplus receipts should be used in the manner the senate set out All of these differ ences are expected to go to a sen atehouse committee for compro mise The senates cut ting pledge was regarded as a vic tory for the armed forces which apparently stood to lose about 250000000 in proposed appropria tions if the house figure prevailed Under the debt payment pledge made by the senate there appar ently still was room according to Senator Taft ROhio for a re duction in personal income taxes Truman Urges Congress to Let Draft Law Expire International Soitndphoto SCENE OF CHICAGO is an overhead view of the explosion site in the Chicago loop district The blast which occurred Sunday leveled a 3story building and threw pieces of concrete sidewalk on to the elevated tracks flattened store fronts across thestreet and broke windows in a 6block area and as high as the 16th floor of an office building 50 feet away 3 Killed and 30 Are Hurt by Explosion in Chicago Loop Body of 3rd Victim Recovered in Debris Hackney is a metropolitan bor ough of London England It was once a favorite suburban village and in its fashionable days is said o have given its name to hackney coaches SAME DATE Whllt flat means no India death la past 2t hour of 3Story Building Chicago body of a 3rd victim was recovered Monday and firemen continued digging through debris for the corpse of a res taurant operator missing since an explosion jarred a wide area of the loop Sunday and leveled a 3 story brick building More than 30 persons were in jured in a mysterious blast which authorities said would have claimed a high toll of dead and in jured had it occurred on a busi ness day The body dug from the rubble Monday was that of a man about 40 years old In the clothing coun ty morgue attendants found a paper bearing the name George A Henry The paper was a postof fice slip and police began an in quiry at the postoffice in an ef fort to establish identity The missing man was Louis Pappas who operated a restaurant on the ground floor of the build ing at Wells and Van Buren streets Eolice said his wile told them he had gone to the building about 2 hours before the explosion The other dead are Mr and Mrs Harry W Koons Fort Wayne Ind who were blown from the street to the elevated structure of the Chicago Rapid Transit tracks Koons a taxidermist and his wife had arrived in Chicago only about an hour before the blast shook the area and shattered hundreds of windows in buildings over a radius of a block Only 3 of the injured were de scribed as in critical condition and Fire Commissioner Michael J Corrigan said the city escaped a major disaster only by the fact that the blast occurred on Sun day Had it been on any other day he added hundreds would have been killed States Attorney William J Tuohy said he would begin an in vestigation into the cause of the blast Monday Corrigan estimated loss of the building and its contents at about but Ray Crane chief of uniformed police said potential loss of property including ex posed merchandise in nearby buildings might total to Window damage alone was estimated as high as The building which was unten anted on the 2nd and 3rd floors toppled into a mass of smoking ruins Michael J Cody deputy fire marshal said cause of the blast had not become evident but that it could have been gas The ground floor was occupied by a tavern barber shop candy store cigar store restaurant and shoe repair shop Carmen to Marry Hollywood Fla bells are only 2 or 3 weeks away for Carmen Miranda the 33 year old South American songstress Miss Miranda said she would marry David Sebastian a backer of one of her recent films within that time She gave no further de tails but indicated the ceremony would be on the west coast Weather Report Mason City Partly cloudy and a little warmer Monday night and Tuesday light snow probably beginning late Tuesday night Low Monday night 10 above Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with light snow beginning northwest and cen tral portions Tuesday afternoon or night Not quite so cold in extreme west Monday night and southwest Tuesday Low Mon day night 5 to 10 above except to 15 extreme west High Tues day 2530 except 3438 south west Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Monday night and Tuesday with occasional light snow Lit tle change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 24 Minimum 17 At 8 a m Monday 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 46 Minimum 30 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 8 At 8 a m Sunday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 31 The first municipal waterworks in America were begun in Phila helphia in 1799 according to the Encyclopedia Britannica The first water was sent through the pipes on Jan 27 1801 TRUMAN LANDS IN MEXICO CITY Arrives for 3Day Goodwill Conference Mexico City UR President Truman flew Monday to Mexico for his first postwar meeting with President Miquel Aleman Aboard his special plane The Sacred Cow Mr Truman ar rived in Mexico City at CST where Aleman greeted him and started a 3day round of festivi ties Mr Truman took off at a m EST from the Kansas City Kans Fairfax airport which was covered in a heavy mantle of snow The president left Washing ton early Sunday and spent most of Sunday at the bedside of his 94yearold mother Mrs Martha E Truman in Grandview Mo The presidents mother fell 2 weeks ago and broke her hip A consultation of doctors Sunday found her condition fine but she probably will be confined to her bed for the rest of her life Shortly following Mr Trumans visit to Mexico City Aleman will return the gesture and visit the American chief executive in Washington Rolls of Nickels and Dimes Save Mans Life N Los Angeles UR f ford Brown Negro cab driver nursed a bruised chest Monday but counted himself pretty lucky A jittery gunman pointed a re volver at Browns heart during a holdup Sunday and pulled the trigger The bullet struck several rolls of nickels and dimes tucked in Browns breast pocket While the cab driver collected his wits the bandit collected the loose change and fled Shipwrecked Sailors Rescued By Coast Guard in Atlantic Cape Elizabeth Me guards manning a breeches buoy rigging Monday dramatically rescued 36 crewmen of the collier Oakey L Alexander wrecked on the rocks off High Head here in a fierce coastal storm The first 2 brought ashore from the 8200 ton craft were David Rogers 18 of Norfolk Va messman and Lorenr Connelly 40 of Boston All hands are safe gasped Rogers as he struck the ground after his trip across 150 yards of lent shoal water The collier a veteran in Nor folk to Portland coal transporta tion broke in two early Monday as she neared Portland her port of destination At least 40 coast guardsmen in craft were at the scene when the rescue began under murky skies with the wind whipping up their crafts off the sea Coast guards and civilian vol unteers quickly got the operation of the breeches buoy down to clockwork efficiency and hauled the shattered colliers crewmen over the angry shoal water at 10 ininute intervals Following Rogers and Connelly ashore in order came Henry Ro berg 19 Biddeford messman Theodore Gressman 58 Buffalo N Y fireman Basil Turner Rockport seaman and Robert A Smith 30 Augusta seaman Coast Guard Warrant Officer Earle Drinkwater of Cape Eliza beth station scored a bullseye on the Oakey in his first attempt to fire the breeches buoy line through the nearly 1000 feet of blustery space Drinkwater said the collier cap tain told him the Oakeys bow broke 2 miles from the Portland lightship which was blown 5 miles off its position during Sun day nights seething snowstorm 100000 GIS TO B RELEASED BY ARMY JUNE 30 President Says Men Being Discharged to Cut Total to 1070000 Washington Tru man Monday urged congress to let the draft law expire March 31 and the army announced it is releasing approximately 100000 nonvolun teers by June 30 Mr Truman told legislators in a message that the drafted men are being discharged to bring the army down to its projected strength of 1070000 by July 1 The war department later an nounced details All commanders in this country and overseas the department said have been ordered to start release of eligible men The armys strength on Feb 14 was 1126422 The departments schedule calls for the discharge of all eligible men in the United States by May 15 Overseas commanders were giv en an additional 2 months to make the releases because of shipping and other problems They must however return eligible men to this country for completion of terminal leave and discharge not later than June 30 Exceptions will be made in cases of men awaiting trial or held as a result of trial those held on cer tificates of disability or those who voluntarily submit to further medical care They may be re tained beyond the deadlines set for others The first reaction among con gressmen to Mr Trumans draft recommendation was favorable Chairman Gurney RS Dak of the senate armed services commit tee said he was glad the president has made this decision In a message to the legislators Mr Truman advised that the war and navy departments will request reenactment of a selective service act later if they are unable to keep the army at a strength of 1070000 men and the navy at its authorized strength of 571000 through vol untary enlistments He requested that the services be authorized to funds already neces sary civilian help to offset any shortage of enlisted men if strength falls below the required levels Last spring congress extended the draft law until March 31 of this year and raised pay scales of enlisted men The idea then was to see whether the armed services could get all the men they needed as volunteers The white house decision that the law need not be extended is a short term one so far as general future military manpower policy is concerned President Truman has repeated ly said that he wants some form of universal training law enacted eventually He now has a commis sion of educators and public lead ers studying the question of what system would be best for this country This group is expected to report in 2 or 3 months and Mr Truman has said he will send con gress detailed recommendations then for a training law Mr Truman went on to say that the army estimates that it can count with fair certainty on an average 20000 enlistments and reenlistments a month in the coming fiscal year If no more than this number is obtained the army will fall 120 000 of its authorized strength by July 1 1948 but Mr Truman added However there is a reas onable expectation that better re sults may be obtained The navy also is cutting its strength but estimates that to maintain itself at an average strength of 571000 through fiscal 1948 it will require about 150000 recruits Actually the draft has been suspended since last October However military men think that the fact of the laws existence has stimulated volunteering Mr Truman said nothing about keeping the thousands of local draft boards alive pending a possi ble request for selective service revival Presumably this means the dis mantling of 6442 local draft boards which inducted more than 10000000 young men into the service At one time draft calls exceeded 400000 men a month The selective service system now has on its pay roll 7641 full time and 1457 part time employes   

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