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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                SF t Y i1 b I HIVE NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOLUTV Associated Press ind United Press Pull Leased wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 22 1947 This Pacer Consists of Two One No 62 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KGLO Mason City Sunday p m WLCX La Crosse Sunday p m 1VTAD Tuesday p m WO1 Ames Tuesday a m WSUI City Thursday p m Evolution With a Heart and Soul IN this commentary Im going to visit with you about a book called Human Destiny It was written by an internationally known French scientist named Dr Lecompte du Nouy with more letters AFTER his name than I have IN mine My attention was directed to this remarkable volume by Doc tor G Paul Butler a bookre viewer for the New York Mirror He referred to it as the most sig nificant literary work of our limes On the jacket of the book is this estimate of the work by Robert A Millikan one of Americas Nobel prize winners in the field of science A book of such fun damental grasp and insight as cannot be expected to appear more than once or twice in a cen tury TN words and terms that can be by the layman Dr du Nouy presents what he believes to be the one most plausible and comforting theory of evolution To the agnostics and all others who have found no place for God and religion in their evolutionary theory Dr du Nouy as a great and authoritative scientist makes complete and powerful rebuttal More than that he points to a pronounced and unmistakable harmony and parallelism as be tween his theory of evolution and the Biblical story of creation set forth in Genesis Throughout his work the au thor reveals himself as a devout Christian It was this fact which made me conclude that it might be appropriate to present this re view of his book during the Christmas season THE first 99 pages of the 275 page volume are given over to a general exposition of the the ory of evolution starting with in organic evolution moving into the first appearance of life in the form of a single cell and ending with the emergence of man One by one he reviews the BRITISH LABORITES PURGE REDS B principal hypotheses employed in mans approach to evolution down through the years adaptation natural selection and sudden mu tations Each tune he returns to his central contention that nothing in their formula of chance is accept able as an explanation of how life came upon our planet or how man acquired an intellect and conscience UT it would be neither fair nor accurate to leave the im pression that Dr du Nouy is es sentially negative in his treatment of evolution The truth is that lie is a profound believer in evolu with a heart and soul To his own theory of evolution he applies what I assume to be a word specially comed for the purpose At any rate Ive failed to find it in my dictionary His word is telefinalism Its meaning in simplest defini tion is that evolution is a God directed process and that its far off what the prefix tele a state of per fection to be achieved through the instrumentality of man MANY a proponent of evolution has shied away from the ac ceptance of a Supreme Architect When in their research they have encountered something which didnt lend itself to understanding or explanation theyve trotted out the term antichance Not so with Dr du Nouy Theres a God in his evolutionary theory and he openly glorifies religion and morality as stepping stones to a higher manifestation of hu man life on our planet and a ful fillment of Gods plan We are he observes at one point in his book obliged either to admit the idea of a transcend ent intervention which the scien tist may as well call God as anti chance or simply to recognize that we know nothing of these questions outside of a small num ber of mechanisms This is not an act of faith but an undisputed scientific statement TO those who find it difficult to believe in God because they are unable to conceive Him the author offers this admonition An honest man endowed with scientific curiosity should not need to visualize God any more than a physicist needs to visualize the electron Any attempt at repre sentation is necessarily crude and false in both cases The electron is materially in conceivable and yet it is more perfectly known through its ef fects than a simple piece of wood If we could really conceive God we could no longer believe in Him because our representations being human would inspire us with doubts AS support for his position that evolution is a longterm pro ON PAGE 2 GUY GILLETTE MAKES BID FOR SENATOR RACE Will Accept If Demos Wish to Present His Candidancy for 1948 Des Moines U S Senator Guy M Gillette of Chero kee Iowa Mondayannounced he will accept the candidacy for senator in 1948 if the democrats of Iowa wish to present my can didacy I shall be proud of their con fidence in me accept the candi dacy and do everything within my power to conduct a successful campaign Gillette said in i statement released here by the democratic central committee Gillette served in the senate irom 1936 until he was defeated 3y B B Hickenlooper of Cedar Hapids in the 1944 general elec tion He was Iowas 9th district congressman from 1932 until his resignation in 1936 to fill a senate vacancy The issues for the coming na ional campaign have not been drawn or crystallized and a dis cussion of probable issues would e futile as well as premature Gillette said However he said he elt justified in commenting on international problems I am greatly disturbed his statement continued over the ossibility that contentions that lave existed and my continue are nevitably jeopardizing the gains we have made in international co operation for world peace and se urity Our efforts along these lines lave been and must be biparti an I feel that there has been ome laxity in failing on occasion o adhere to fundamental prin on which our cooperative efforts have been predicated Ex pedience should never dictate what morality forbids Gillette said the statement was issued because he had received a large number of communications urging him to become a candidate for office in the coming years general election The national and international problems that the next few years will present to the national con gress will be so challenging and so vital that no one would be justi fied in refusing service in the na tional congress if called by any constituency to so serve his statement said ITALIAN STRIKE SETTLED Workers Return With Increase in Wages Rome JP The Italian labor ministry announced Monday that food workers who nationwide strike 48 300000 staged hours ago had agreed to return to work at midnight Monday night on a promise of increases in wages and severance pay The announcement removed the threat of Christmastime food shortages confronting the nation and temporarily relieved pressure on Premier Alcide De Gasperis embarrassed by a multitude of leftistinspired strikes and labor disorders Some observers however ex pressed the fear that leftistled la bors continuing demands for greater benefits would wreck the antiinflation budget of Vice Pre mier Luigi Einaudi The office of Labor Minister Amintore Fanfani said the agree ment ending the food workers strike had been reached at a con ference attended by Fanfani em ployers and representatives of the communist dominated general confederation of labor Cold Weather in Italy Rome is having the coldest weather of the winter Turin thermometers touched 1 above zero Fahrenheit It was 28 in Rome WU Walkout Is Averted for 50 Days Washington preChrist mas strike of Western Union workers was averted Monday by shifting major differences between the company and 3 AFL unions to a factfinding board for de cision in 50 days The action delays the threat of a nationwide telegraph tieup at least until after February about the time telephone workers plan to begin wage talks with the Bell Telephone companies across the country The 2 groups of communications workers poised to strike simul taneously last spring but the tel egraph workers settled for a 5 cent hourly pay increase on the eve of the scheduled tieup Th telephone strike lasted 5 weeks The renewed Western Union dispute arose over union demand for a 15 cent an hour wage boost The walkout first was set to begin at 6 a m eastern standard time Tuesday but the unions later threatened to call the telegraph ers out on shorter notice However daylong conferences with Federal Conciliation Direc tor Cyris C Ching finally resulted in an agreement late Sunday nigh to cancel the strike call A 3man factfinding panel to be chosen by Ching will decide 2 main issues which the conciliation chief said had impeded settle ment They are 1 Whether the contract which was signed last April 1 could be opened for a new wage demanc October date the union Nov 1 On this will de pend how much back pay the workers will get out of any wage increase finally negotiatedl 2 What is meant in the curren1 contract by a provision callinj for a study of the wageprofit1 relationship in connection with any new pay demand The union says the whole profit picture for 1947 was to be considered the company insisted that only con ditions existing oh the date the contract was opened should be considered The union contends he company will have made 000000 profits in 1947 riederich Flick Gets 7 Years Imprisonment or Wartime Crimes Nuernberg Friederich lick 64 year old head of Ger manys largest privatelyowned coal iron and steel empire was entenced to 7 years Imprison ment by an American military tri lunal Monday for exploiting slave abor and looting Germanoccu pied countries The 24 years which Flick al has spent in confinement vill be deducted from his sen ence Otto Steinbrinck Flicks prin ipal associate was sentenced to 5 years in prison and Flicks neph ew Bernhard Weiss was sen enced to serve 2i years Three other Flick associates vho were defendants in the 6 months trial were acquitted on all counts Weather Report FORECAST City Cloudy with drizzle likely Monday night changing to snow flurries late Monday night Colder with snow flur ries Tuesday Low Monday night 510 High Tuesday 2022 owa Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Freezing drizzle and local glazing northeast Mon day night changing to snow flur ries Monday night Colder north west Monday night and entire state Tuesday Low Monday night 5 northwest to 25 south east High Tuesday 16 northwest to 30 southeast rlinensota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Much colder Monday night with temperatures falling to 5 to 10 below zero ex treme north portion and zero to 5 above south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Monday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 16 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 10 At 8 a m Sunday 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 22 WHITNEY GILLILLAND Iowa GOP Head Jf BEN A WEBSTER District Committeeman x Gillilland New Chairman of Iowa GOP Central Committee Webster of Mason City Named 3rd District Committeeman at Session Des Moines Gil lilland 43 Glenwood attorney who has been active in Iowa Young Republican ranks Monday took over as chairman of the G O P state central committee Gillilland succeeds Willis B York Madrid manufacturer who resigned in order to give more time to his private business af fairs Gillilland the only nominee for the post was elected unanimously at a meeting Sunday morning He was nominated ty Senator Alden L Doud Jr of Douds senior member of the committee who earlier hadbeen reported as the probable successor to York It was reported that Doud whose district has not had the chairmanship since 1902 felt that a ofthe state senate also should not hold the chairman ship Ben A Webster of Mason City was named 3rd district commit teeman to fill the vacancy created by the recent death of Wesley G Henke of Charles City Henke also was secretarytreas urer of the state committee and W Keith Hammil of Newton elected to this post Gillilland was one of the organ izers of the Iowa Young Republi cans in 1932 and is the first mem ber of that group to serve as state chairman He has been on the state central committee since 1946 and his term as state chairman runs until the post primary state convention next summer Gillilland in 1938 was elected judge of the 15th udicial district the 2nd youngest Ipwan ever elected district judge in Iowa He left the bench in 1940 to en ter law practice at Waterloo and returned to Glenwood in 1944 Prior to his term on the bench tie served as Mills county attorney and Glenwood city attorney Hamill 52 an attorney served as Jasper county republican chair man for 21 years until his election to the central committee in 1946 SNOW AND COLD WAVE FOR IOWA Slippery Highways at Mason City Iowa Falls Des Moines change in the mild weather of the last few days is in sight for lowans with snow flurries and colder booked for Monday night and Tuesday the weather bureau reported Monday Snow and colder weather is ex pected to begin moving into the lOrth and west sectors of the state Monday overspreading the re mainder of Iowa Monday night and Tuesday Sunday meanwhile the mer cury climbed to a state high of 45 at Iowa City The state low early Monday was 14 at Spencer Fog overhung most of the state Monday morning and at some daces was so dense as to make ravel hazardous The state high vay patrol said most roads were normal except that No 218 from 3sage to the Minnesota line No 52 north of Dubuque and roads around Mason City and Iowa Falls are slippery in spots Pope HI With Cold Vatican City light cold and hoarseness decided Pope Pius XII Monday to suspend audiences as well as his afternoon walks in he Vatican gardens until after Christmas He continued how ever to see his closest associates about urgent Vatican business Helium a gas widely used in airships was first discovered in ipectroscopic studies of the sun TRAFFIC DEATHS UP TOLL TO 550 4 More Fatalities Boost Iowas Total By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1947 motor vehicle death toll rose to 550 Monday as 4 auto deaths were reported Charles Hoffman Jr 22 son of Mr and Mrs Charles Hoffman of near Walker died at an Inde pendence hospital Monday morn ing of injuries suffered in an ac cident near Independence early Sunday Latest of the accidents occurred north of Fort Dodge Monday morning and took the life of Carl Dokken 47 of Badger in a head on collision in which 3 Livermore men were injured The injured men all at Luth eran hospital here are Richard Wonderly 20 Donald Dean Davis 23 and Gerald Hughes 19 Their condition was described as fairly good Henry C Hiller about 80 was killed when he was struck by a car as he was crossing an inter section at Muscatine Saturday night At Pella Earl Vander Zyl 21 of Pella a Harvard university stu dent home for the Christmas holi days was killed in an accident that injured 3 other youths In the Muscatine accident Jack Paetz 21 of Muscatine driver of the car told police Hiller stepped in front of the car suddenly and Paetz could not stop in time to avoid hitting him Pella police said the accident there occurred early Sunday morning when one wheel of the car driven by Vander Zyl went off highway 163 on a curve just at the west city limits Vander Zyl lost control of the car police said and the car plowed into the brick wall of a garage demolish ing about 15 feet of the wall The injured were Herbert Van der Waal 27 Don Andrews 21 and Tom Grundman 23 Iowa State college student SAME Blxck lac Iriffio dextli in past S4 bolts Set Funeral Rites for Noted Writer Nicholson Indianapolis serv ices will be held here Tuesday for Meredith Nicholson last sur vivor of the golden age of In diana literature who died in Methodist hospital Sunday of bronchial pneumonia after a long illness He was 81 years old Nicholsons varied career em braced fields of journalism fiction and essay writing and diplomacy and carried him to Latin America as minister to Paraguay and Vene zuela when he was in his seven ties His best known work was The House of a Thousand Candles a mystery novel popular for more than 30 years and still to be found in libraries Merry Christmas Honeymoon Mobile Ala Rev and Mrs Merry Christmas of Cotton wood Ala were honeymooning here Monday The couple was married Saturday at Thomasville 771 LISTED AS BIG TRADERS IN FOOD MARKETS Pauley Only Federal Employe Among Group Reveal Several lowans Washington number of acknowledged large speculators on the commodity markets jumped from 66 on Oct 31 1946 to 230 last Oct 31 it was disclosed Mon day when Secretary ol Agricul ture Anderson made public names of 771 big traders Anderson said the only govern ment employe listed is Edwin Pauletf special assistant to the sec retary of the army The list is only a partial one Anderson said He sent it to the senate appropriations committee which is inquiring into reports that government employes have profited from inside information on government commodity buying plans Pauley in testimony to the com mittee 10 days ago said he bought commodities before taking his present job with Secretary of the Army Royall Since taking the job he said he has been getting out of the market and has carefully avoided handling anything con cerned with army commodity pur chases Iowa names made public by Sec retary Anderson as those of big traders on commodity futures markets were Holdings of wheat futures on all markets and all futures as of Oct 31 1947 Mrs Ruth J Fisher Keokuk Iowa 250000 long and 250000 short speculative and spreading Robert S Fisher Keokuk Iowa 200000 long and 200000 short speculative and spreading Honeymead Products Co Ce dar Rapids Iowa 200000 long and 200000 short speculative and spreading Duane O r t o n Cumberland Iowa 1065000 long and 870000 short speculative and spreading Duane Orton Massena Iowa 1215000 long speculative Terminal Grain Corp Sioux City Iowa 305000 short hedging Farmers Grain Dealers Associa tion of IWA Des Moines 910000 short hedging In addition to names of specu lators the list included those of big tradersnvho have engaged in hedging That is a nonspecula tive type of trading Anderson wrote Senator Bridges RN chairman of the senate group that he will send it other names later on His listing had Pauley long on Oct 31 1947 on 300000 bushels oats and 300000 pounds of cot tonseed oil On futures markets the long trader is one who contracts to buy commodities at a certain price at a future date A short trader is one who contracts to deliver them Such trading is not necessarily speculative but may be what is known as hedging to assure against a loss on commodities al ready bought Whether speculative or hedging it is entirely lawful A speculative transaction is one involving the purchase or sale of a commodity futures contract sole ly with the hope of selling that contract later at a profit That is the long trader may contract to buy March wheat at a bushel If the price goes up perhaps he can sell the con tract at a bushel later Then he would make a profit of 50 cents a bushel A short trader profits if the actual price of grain drops below his contract price Hedging operations are used largely by processors and manu facturers for the process of pro tecting themselves against price advances and increases In a hedg ing operation the traders commit ments in the futures market are not in excess of his holdings of the actual commodity Andersons list also included the type of trading called spreading This is a transaction of speculative nature It is one in which a trader takes a position on both sides of the is he contracts both to buy and sell His holdings arc usually in different futures de ivery months and he may gain or lose if price changes in the dif erent futures are not equal Anderson wrote Bridges that later lists will include smaller raders PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mason City Klwanls Club GlobeGazette Composing Room Cane Jlvey Jeans YTeen Club 5UII Home Room 113 Rooseicll Jr Hi 2411 John Croth Jr I mi Pupils Teacher Bath No I 1011 N E D 200 Rene Mill Carol Carl Sivedberjr Nora Springs Allan D Gauley Sheffield Mrs A E Dull 100 Nine lith Grade Girls Bible Lov ers SS Class Iirsl Congre gational church Homer A Landt Methodist You III Fellowship Nora Springs 100 From Earl IIHI Memory of Idcllys Ann Olson 11H1 Anonymous Happy Hustlers 411 Joann St Peter 5 lOU American Legion Auxiliary Clausen Wordcn Unit till Just Rite Club 2011 Womens Auxiliary to Mason City Firefighters Assn Linda Dianne Edwin Le Roy Flcken loo Seventh Day Adventist Church Mason City Judy Anil Nugent Apr 2 1011 Yoillikers of Mason City Newcomers Club of Mason City The Macs TylerRyan Furniture Co J500 Monroe Junior Hi P T A r00 Miriam i John 200 THE DAYS TOTAL S 25815 TOTAL TO DATE SIOSOS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED SU7487 GOAL OF CAMPAIGN S200000 AMOUNT IET NEEDED S MliOi Swedish Royalty to Iowa Des Moines Bertil grandson of King Gustav of Swed en will visit Des Moines June 23 during a visit to the midwest to jarticipate in SwedishAmerican centennial celebrations Dr Con rad Bergendoff president of Aug ustana college Rock Island 111 and president of the Swedish Pio neer Centennial Association has announced Cheer Fund Needs to Hit Goal OPES FOR SUC CESS for the 1947 Christmas Cheer Fund were given a big boost Mon day with week e n d contribu t i o n s totaling more than Well over a third of this came from members of the Mason City Kiwanis club This was one of the largest contribu tions ever received in the 22 year history of the venture in applied Christianity We cant resist the temptation to call attention to the generous gift from the GlobeGazettes own composing room gang This year as in the past contributions from our own ranks will consti tute approximately a tenth of the total suggesting that our people believe in their own product The solicitation will come to a close at 2 oclock Wednesday aft ernoon Work on the local front is proceeding vigorously under the direction of Miss Doris Bruce of Family Service Inc and the check to CARE for aid to the hungry children of Europe will be dis patched to the Iowa headquarters on Christmas day The time is short Theres no time to waste Either bring YOUR contribution to the GlobeGazette business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Ole Man Winter Officially Begins His Visit in U S New York sun touched the eastern seaboard at a m Monday ending the longest night of the year Winter began officially at a m EST The sun was to call it a day at p m after only 9 hours and 14 minutes Vfinter came in quietly Through out the nation the weatherman reported normal temperatures for the season Skies were generally fair over most of the states There were som showers in the north Pacific area rain or snow in Idaho and some snow flurries in the northern Rockies Hcrschel Johnson Better New York condition of Herschel Johnson Deputy U S delegate to the United Nations was described as good Monday at he Lenox Hill hospital where he is recovering from 2 heart attacks suffered last week Johnsons phy sician said Sunday that the dip omat was much improved TRADE UNIONS URGED TO OUST RED INFLUENCE Communists See U S Hand in Plot to Kick Out Men in Key Posts London IP Britains ruling labor party launched Monday a campaign against communist in filtration and intrigue within the organization and the com munists immediately branded the drive a U Sinspired plot to link this country with France and Italy in an attempt to split the trade unions Warning that the communists were out to sabotage the gov ernment Labor Party Secretary Morgan Phillips dispatched a let ter to all labor the trade which he urged that they take the offen sive against communist influence within the party The communist Daily Worker at once retaliated by declaring This attack follows months ot preparatory work by the U S state department acting partly through its embassies and partly through paid agents of the Ameri can Federation bf Labor Their aim is to split the unions of France Italy and Britain Phil lips letter obediently parallels the tactics used by the reaction aries in France This obviously was a reference to developments last Friday in Paris where the anticommunist minority wing of the communist General Confederation of Labor CGT voted to secede and form its own national trade group In his letter Phillips said that the British communist party had joined the cominforms cold war against the western brand of soci alism aridagainst the Marshall aid plan for European recovery We can expect communist inspired attempts to foment dis content in factories and work shops which may result in slow ing down and hampering the pro duction drive he said According to best estimates based on recent election returns there are only about 50000 com munists in Britain but they hold a number of key trade union among groups so vital to Britains recovery pro gram as the miners engineers and transport workers DANCER SATIRA GETS 15 YEARS Must Pay for Slaying of Lover Mee Havana Satira Schmidt 22 was sentenced to 15 years in prison and payment of a indemnity for the yacht slaying of her lover John Lester Mee of Chicago The Audencia court convicted Patricia of manslaughter and di rected that she serve her sen tence in the Guanabacoa womens jail where she has been con fined since April 14 the day after Mee died The 55000 was ordered paid by Mees heirs She must serve 6 months extra if she is unable to pay the indemnity The decision did not mention whether she would be deported from Cuba after serving her sen tence as both private and public prosecutors demanded A public prosecutor hired by Mees father Dr Less E Mee of Wilmette 111 had sought a 30 year sentence for murder The defense had contended that the Toledo Ohio dancer had shot Mee in terror and by accident last April and that rough handling rather than the bullet wound it self caused the fatality Permit Camera to Stay in U S Permanently Washington state de partment said Monday Primo Car nera former heavyweight boxing champion who is now a wrestler has been given permission to live in the United States permanently The Italian athlete also has ap plied for permission to bring his wife and 2 children Umberto and Giovanna Maria to the United States from Genoa Reject Hospital Proposal Elkadcr of Clay ton county have rejected a pro posal for construction of a new county hospital here The pro posal called for a bond issue for the construction plus a levy of one and a half mills for hospital upkeep The vole was 4768 against to 2578 for he pro posal   

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