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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION mi THAT MAKU A NORTH IOWANJ MIIGHSORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 31 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Education by Itseif Will Not Save Us NOT long ago as a member of the Iowa state board of edu cation I sat in on a national con ference of governing board mem bers in Spokane Wash For 5 days and nights in personal conver sation with educators from all parts of the nation and from speakers on the formal program I heard Americas problems of higher education discussed There was a consideration of course of the matter of housing for the veterans on our campuses Theyve been living quite largely in temporary makeshift quar ters With high and mounting building costs how can these temporary houses be replaced with adequate dormitories This was a question asked but not ade quately answered Theyre Showing the Way On all hands there was praise lor the generally fine scholastic showing made by these returnee veterans In spite of the handi caps of crowded living conditions and family concerns these older students have been showing theh heels to students who have entered college out of high school in the normal way The explanation generally of fered for this phenomenon was that these veterans have their eye on a goal and are bending every effort to reach it at the earliest possible moment The wives and youngsters at their side ps they do their homework have proved a reminder of their serious pur pose in life Is Education Measuring TJp These were things discussed at this significant conference of men and women charged with chart ing the course for Americas uni versities and colleges But they werent the topics of transcendant importance The problem given top billing was Is higher education making its fullest contribution to the future welfare and security of our coun try And frankly in approaching that question there are many who answer in the negative More than a few believe that our colleges and universities are not making their fullest contribution to na tional wellbeing and for some rather definite and clearcut reasons Knowledge Isnt Enough First of these reasons is that the emphasis in independent colleges almost as much as in state institu tions has been on the mere dis semination of knowledge to the neglect of character development in our students This point of view was reflected in what turned out to be the most stimulating session of the conference Its subject was Morality and Religion in Amer ican Universities and Colleges Participating in this thought provoking panel discussion were President Robert L Stearns of the University of Colorado Frank L Huntley associate professor of English at the University of Mich igan and Mrs Marjorie Dawson representing the Motion Picture Association of America Start Has Been Made But perhaps the most important contribution to the discussion was a survey conducted last year by Dean Charles E McAllister a past president of the governing boards association A member of the board of regents of Washington State college Dean McAllister presides over the cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Spokane Of the 89 colleges and univers ities visited by Dean McAllister in his year of research 60 offer courses in religion for credit and 29 do not Out of 76 state uni versities and colleges 36 have chairs of religion or departments of religion manned by recognized members of the faculty possessed of a reputation for intellectual integrity Under Varied Headings In some cases these courses are presented in the departments of literature history anthropology or philosophy but they are there The Bible as literature Biblical backgrounds c om p a r a t i v e re ligions and religions of mankind are some of the designations used Understandably in a taxsup ported institution there must be a complete avoidance of anything that smacks of creed or denom ination But among all the broad gauged forms of religious worship there is a common a belief in a Supreme Being and in a code of decent behavior It is on these common grounds that religion as a college subject can be established Important Historically Theres the further fact that the great religious tianity Judaism Buddhism Mo hammedanism and been a powerful force in the growth and development of the human race An educational sys tem which seeks to ignore that in fluence is sadly inadequate This I think has been the aca demic justification for inclusion of courses in religion in the curri culum on those 60 American campuses But a more basic rea son is that too many college grad uates are entering the world Continued On 2 ODwyer Ryan Try to End Dock Strike See Slip in Toft Hold as GOP Leader May Face Fight to Remain Chairman of Policy Committee AP Wircphoto ROYAL bridge London in background the cannons of the Honorable Artillery Company Monday fire a 41gun salute to herald the birth of Britains new prince born to Princess Elizabeth Sunday night in Buckingham palace Forrestal Says He Wants to Quit Cabinet Frankfurt Secre tary James V Forrestal says he wants to leave his cabinet post Forrestal said that when he was elevated from secretary of the navy he sent his resignation to President Truman and the date of terminus of my resignation is at his disposal Forrestal who has been touring western Europe for several days flew here Sunday with Gen Lucius D Clay Washington is considering plans to reinforce the Berlin air lift with a new type of transport Forrestal said But he added that no definite decision had been made Fewer Places Pay Fees for Slot Machines Des Moines number of Iowa establishments which have paid federal fees on coin operated gaming devices has decreased from a year ago but the number of federal retail liquor stamps issued shows a slight gain The bureau of internal revenue said Monday that it had issued gaming device licenses to 792 Iowa establishments thus far dur ing the fiscal year which began July 1 At the same time a year ago 1010 such licenses had been issued The fee is per gaming de vice The bureau said that based on total revenue the number of devices licensed 3100 Last year approximated however the 1010 establishments had licenses for approximately 3300 machines The bureau also reported that it has issued retail liquor dealers stamps to 2793 Iowa individuals and establishments as compared with 2760 a year ago The tax amounts to per establish ment The bureau pointed out that is suance of the licenses does not necessarily mean that slot ma chines are being operated or that liquor is being sold in the places licensed The federal liquor licenses is sued in Mason City were listed as follows Fay Alambis 722 6th S W Fay Alambis Sunnyside Inn 620 6th S W Elks club Black hawk Hotels Co Euchre and Cycle club Hotel Hanford the state liquor store Moose club Veterans of Foreign Wars Liquor licenses in Clear Lake included the Beach club the state liquor store the Lake Service club Club Lido the All Veterans Social center Veterans of Foreign Wars and Edwin Walker Wayside Inn Slot machine licenses were listed as follows In Mason City the Elks club Moose club and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Clear Lake the All Veterans Social center Britain Roars Welcome to Tiny Prince of Edinburgh London Britain roared a welcome Monday to the tiny prince of Edinburg first born of beloved Princes Elizabeth He probably will be Englands next king The bonny lad as Bucking ham palace attendants called him weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces at birth Sunday Elizabeth heiress presumptive to the throne and her son who became 2nd in line both were declared in satisfactory condition x The IT S warships Columbus and Hamul joined British naval craft at Plymouth in firing a 41 gun salute to the royal child Fire Rounds The Royal Horse Artillery King Georges own troops wheeled 6 guns into Hyde Park and fired tumultous rounds in honor of the child and his mother Elsewhere trumpets and bands blared bonfires flamed and fire works snapped The baby was born 6 days be fore the first wedding anniversary of Elizabeth and Prince Philip Crowds outside the palace screamed cheers to the nervous father Sunday night The union jack whipped in the wind above Buckingham palace Ships in London docks set their sirens screaming Sailors got a double ration of rum Bells Peal The 12 bells of magnificent old St Pauls cathedral began pealing in midmorning Bells of West minster abbey and scores of lesser churches joined in The newest prince is a distant cousin to all the crowned rulers in continental Europe He is a great greatgreatgrandson of Queen Victoria through both Elizabeth and Philip Through his father the baby can claim as an ancestor Astrid the sister of Canute the king of both Britain and Denmark The infant would bring to the British throne for the first time since the death of King Harthacnut in 1042 a direct male descendant from the Danish race which is credited with a half share in the ancestry of the English Presidential Preference Primary in Iowa Advocated By JACK BELL Washington possibil ity that Senator Taft of Ohio may decide to give up his senate GOP leadership post is being discussed in republican congressional circle Monday Taft away on a trip to Europe may face a fight if he wants to remain as chairman of the senate republican policy committee Some colleagues who class them selves as GOP liberals already are calling for a shakeup in their partys high command Their contention is that the rec ord of the GOPcontrolled 80th Taft helped write not only to the de feat of Gov Thomas E Dewey the presidential nominee but to the partys loss of both houses in the November 2 election There is little doubt that if these republicans make an issue of this contention Taft would fight to retain the leadership On the other hand some of the Ohio senators friends say that if Taft isnt challenged openly he may wish to step out of his own accord Des Moines Presidential preference primaries were pro posed for Iowa Monday by Whit ney Gillilland republican state chairman In preference primaries which are held in Nebraska Wisconsin and some other states the voters are permitted to vote directly for the presidential aspirant they pre fer Gillilland made the proposal in an address prepared for delivery to the Iowa Council of Republican Women He said he felt the people of Iowa were entitled to go to the ballot box to advise the delegates to the national nominating con ventions of their preferences for the presidential candidate of their party Gillilland asked his listeners to urge their state senators and rep resentatives to support the adop tion of such a measure at the 1949 session of the legislature He introduced his remarks on the subject by saying there is one reform which is longoverdue in Iowa ATTENDS is a recent photo of Sir William Gilliatt famous British surgeon and gnyecologist who attended Princess Elizabeth during the birth of her first child Sir Wil liam is living in a special suite of rooms assigned to him in Lon dons Buckingham Palace In ternational To Be Decorated for War Service Des Moines Gen George H Olmsted of Des Moines is one of 4 persons who are to be decorated Monday in Chicago for services in World war II He will be named an honorary commander of the most excellent order of the British empire one of the highest military honors of Great Britain The presentation will be made by Arthur H Mar low consulgeneral at the British consulate in Chicago Berlin Fog Cripples Air Lift Activity Berlin for clear ing weather brought hope Mon day that the Berlin airlift would swing back into high gear after being crippled since Friday Only a trickle of supplies reached the sovietblockaded city in the last 3 days A lowhang ing fog covered Berlin Sunday The Frankfurt and Wiesbaden bases used by the American planes also were out of action much of the time Flights made from fields in the British zone handled only a frac tion of the normal traffic Brannan to Get Award From FFA Kansas City of Agriculture Charles F Brannan will be awarded an honorary American farmer degree Monday night at the 20th annual conven tion of the Future Farmers of America The convention opened Sunday with a speaking contest Approxi mately 15000 youths are expected to attend the convention which ends Thursday The honorary American farmer degrees are being presented to Brannan and 45 other men who have contributed to the advance ment of agricultural education of youth One hundred and sixtyfour members of the Future Farmers organization also will be presented honorary American farmer degrees Monday night Oppose Big 4 Meeting May Reject Plea by Evatt Lie Paris representatives of the United States Great Britain and France will meet here Tues day to decide how to reject the latest peace offensive in the cold war The United States and Great Britain want to reject it France appeared not so certain All 3 must consider world opinion espe cially that of small countries in the United Nations The problem to be decided was what temperature of cold water should be thrown on the efforts of Secretary General Trygve Lie and H V Evatt assembly president to bring about at least a truce in the cold war They called on the big 4 to meet at once and try to work out a solution for the Berlin crisis High level consultations among the western big 3 delegations to the UN and their chief executives now were going on The British cabinet considered the matter Monday President Truntan on vacation in Key West had been in direct touch with Secretary of State George C Marshall AP Wirephoto TAKES OFFICE Louis St Laurent above succeeded Wil iiam Lyon MacKenzie King as prime minister of Canada Mon day Beardsiey Blue Have Conference Des Moines Robert D Blue and governorelect Wil liam S Beardsiey conferred Mon day afternoon at the governors office Blue said he invited Beardsiey to talk about the forthcoming ad ministration and the state govern ment Blue and Beardsiey will begin state budget hearings next Mon day Man Dies of Heart Attack While Hunting Clarion Chief Isaac Hutchinson 55 of Fort Madison died of a heart attack while hunt ing near here Sunday Wright County Coroner H P Walker said Hutchinson his 2 sons and a neighbor boy were hunting in a corn field The boys reached the end of the field and when GOP Women End Meeting With Election Des Monies Iowa council of republican women closed its annual convention Mon day with election of officers The nominating committee Sun day nominated Mrs C E Watts Jefferson for president to succeed Mrs O H Albee Iowa City Mrs J R Farrington Honolulu Hawaii presidentelect of the Na tional Federation of Womens Re publican clubs said Sunday the Nov 2 election proved decisions are made on the precinct level Now is the time she said to evaluate our own party finding out what is good and what is bad 7sf Draftees to Go From Local Area Mason City is one of 8 induction centers to which Iowa draftees will report this week as inductions for 175 men in the state start un der the postwar draft act A total of 12 men from this area will re port to the local center on Friday it was reported here Cerrp Gordo county heads the list with 5 men reporting and Franklin and Floyd counties have 2 each Three remaining counties Mitchell Winnebago and Worth New York Mayor Cuts Vacation Ships Passengers to Be Forced to Carry Own Luggage New York William ODwyer summoned Joseph P Ryan president of the Interna tional Longshoremens association for a conference Monday in an effort to settle the 3day old strike of 45000 AFL doekmen on the Atlantic seaboard ODwyer cut short a California vacation to return to this strike btmnd port which has more than 200 ships tied up in the harbor halting the flow of Marshall plan aid to Europe Calls Ching The mayor said that in addition to the talks with the ILA presi dent he had conferred by phone with Cyrus Ching head of the federal mediation and conciliation service offering the citys coop eration in settling the walkout Four small liners with a total of more than 700 passengers aboard were to ariive during the day Their passengers will be forced to carry their own baggage ashore even as one of the worlds wealth iest men John D Rockefeller III who arrived Sunday on the liner Saturnia from Italy The strike closed ports from Portland Me to Norfolk Va when members of the ILA re jected a new contract negotiated by Ryan and calling for a 10cent hourly raise Pressing Demand Ryan said he now was pressing for the unions original demand of a 50cent an hour increase In Philadelphia striking long shoremen turned down an army request that they load food and mail shpments for troops over seas However that appeared to be a local dispute for the loading of army ships continued normally in New York army authorities re porting that they anticipated no trouble with longshoremen here Hutchinson failed to appear the boys returned to look for him They found Hutchinson lying dead Walker said there would be no inquest The body was taken to Webster City Court Upholds PortaltoPortal Pay Judgment Washington supreme court in effect upheld Monday the action of congress in knocking out claims by workers for some 000000000 in back portalto portal pay The high court refused in an order to review a lower court de cision that the law congress passed in 1947 retroactively can celled overtime pay claims made by a group of Maryland workers The refusal means the lower court decision stands Drake Accepts Bid to Play in Salad Bowl Game Phoenix Ariz uni versity of Des Moines has ac cepted an invitation to play in the Salad Bowl football game here New Years day the Phoenix Kiwanis club announced Monday The host team will be either University of Arizona or Arizona State college at Tempe Drake completed its schedule Saturday with a 130 victory over the University of New Mexico Its season record is 6 victories and 3 defeats In losing to Iowa State Teachers Wichita university and Iowa State college Drake trailed by a total of only 9 points Dies When Car Rolls Into Ditch at Ames Ames W Banford 29 of Gilbert was killed early Sunday when his car went out of control on the BooneStory county line road The car rolled over into a ditch about 7 miles northwest of Ames and authoiities said death was caused by a broken neck Banford was alone in the car He was northbound Banford who is survived by his widow was employed by the Farmers Elevator at Gilbert have one each None will report from Hancock county Other centers Iowa draftees re port to besides those in Iowa are Omaha Nebr and Sioux Falls S Dak They will go from the cen ters to 8 basic training camps throughout the United States but most lowans will be trained at Fort Riley Kans Inductions will start Thursday at Davenport Fort Dodge and Omaha Fridays inductees at Des Moines Sioux City and Sioux Falls were to start their army ca reers Monday Most of the men in the first Iowa quota are 25 year olds Men from Cerro Gordo county to whom orders to report for in duction have been sent by the local draft board are John Frank lin Brown route 4 Mason City Harvey William Boelman Meser vey Dale Chris McCaulley 424 25th S W Marvin Oscar Piippo route 4 Mason City Keith Edward Pattschull 304 West State CEASE WORK Halifax N S J Camp bell president of the Halifax longshoremens association said Monday this ports 2000 stevedores do not feel inclined to work on ships diverted here from strikebound U S ports and have ceased to do so SAME BUek mrani trafflo in put 24 AP Wirephoto THE PILOT WALKED Raymond Johnson 28 of Atlantic Iowa escaped unhurt Friday when he crash landed this disabled F84 Thunder jet in a vacant lot near his Mitchell Field N Y base The air force pilot was flying at an altitude of only 100 feet when hi3 flame jet cut out air force officers said Services Held for JohnWWormley Kingsley services were held Monday for John W Wormley 84 mayor of Kingsley for 6 terms beginning in 1904 He was a state representative for 2 terms from 1917 to 1921 A son Henry W Wormley is assis tant attorney general for the state tax commission Wormley a resident here for 59 years died Friday of a heart ail ment Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and mild Monday night with lowest near 40 Tuesday mostly cloudy and colder with high near 50 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Warmer east portion Monday night Somewhat colder Tuesday Low Monday night 32 northwest to 40 southeast Minnesota Light rain north and central portions Monday night Warmer Monday night Tuesday cloudy and colder with light snow northeast in forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 44 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Monday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 32 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Snow contains so much air that animals hibernate beneath it and men have been buried in for two full days and lived Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 39 30 38   

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