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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Fun HOME EDITION MEWSfAPEft THAT MAKES ALL MOtTM IOWANS NEIGHBORS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W CARL HALL Managing Editor A Scientist Looks at the God Idea A YEAR ago just before Christ mas I visited with you about what struck me as being the most deeply significant book published within my life time The volume was titled Human Destiny and us author was a worldfamous French born scientist Doctor Lecompte du Nouy By Robert A Millikan one of Americas Nobel prize winners in the field of science the work had been appraised in these terms A book of such fundamental grasp and insight as cannot be expected to appear more than once or twice in century In the months since my previ ous review of Human Destiny Doctor du Nouy has died in the California home where he found haven after being exiled from his native France when the Hitler ites came in back in 1940 I hope therefore that I shall be forgiven for returning to this amazing book Evolution With a Soul In terms understandable to the layman Dr du Nouy presents a plausible and comforting theory of evolution To agnostics who find no place for God and religion in their evolutionary theory he makes powerful reply More than that he points to a pronounced and unmistakable harmony and parallelism as be tween evolution and the Biblical story of creation set forth in Genesis He reveals himself as a great scientist and a devout Christian What he wrote im presses me as being excellent reading at Christmastide The first 99 pages of the 275 page volume are given over to a general exposition of the theory 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 They All Fall Short One by one he reviews the principal hypotheses employed in mans approach to evolution down through the natural selection and sudden mu tations Each time he returns to his central contention that nothing in their formula of chance is ac ceptable as an explanation of how life came upon our planet or how man acquired an intellect and conscience In this he does a com plete and workmanlike job But it would be neither fair nor accurate to leave the impression that Dr du Nouy is essentially negative in his treatment of evo lution The truth is that he is a profound believer in evolution with a heart and soul He Coins a Word To his own theory of evolution he applies what I assume to be a word specially coined for the pur pose At any rate Ive found it in no dictionary not even one off the press in the past 2 months His word is telefinalism Its meaning in simplest defin ition 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 accept ance of a Supreme Architect When in their research they have encountered something which didnt lend itself to understanding or explanation theyve fallen back on the term antichance Not so with Dr du Nouy Theres a God in his evolutionary theory and he openly glorifies re ligion and morality as stepping stones to a higher manifestation of human life on our planet and a fulfillment of Gods plan Presented With Choice We are he observes at one point in his book obliged either to admit the idea of a transcendant intervention which the scientist 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 in their minds eye 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 A Long Term Program As support for his position that is a longterm process and that God has not been pri marily concerned with the par ticular form of animal life which has held sway over the earth in particular era the French sci CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 20 1948 PERFECT ROADBLOCK AP Wirephoto Neither the driver Clyde L Stickney New Lisbon Wis nor his helper Albert Maund Kearney N J were hurt Sunday as their huge truck skidded and overturned on Route 5 near Erie Pa Most highways in the state were in dangerous condition be cause of the storm hitting the east Wonts Unification for All U S Intelligence Agencies Washington adminis tration not only aims to tighten laws against spying but also seeks to put the governments 20odd in telligence agancies under unified control This was brought out Monday by 2 reports which disclosed A That a drive has been un der way since last spring to coor dinate varied homefront efforts to protect the nation against spies saboteurs and other subversive activities Studies Army Group B A presidential commission for seme months has been study ing operations of the central intel ligence agency which evaluates military and diplomatic reports from abroad The administration moves ap parently predate the current dis pute between the white house and the house inAmerican activities committee Red Herring President Truman repeatedly has labeled the committees often sensational spy investigation a red herring committee members contend that they are bringing out into the open things government agents should have known and acted on long ago Secretary of Defense Forrestal reported over the weekend that last March he launched the cam paign to coordinate the home front intelligence operations of the military FBI secret service state department and nu merous other agencies Seek Ship Near Cuba Hear No Word From Tanker Since Sunday Miami Fla widespread search was underway Monday for the Honduran vessel San Luis and members of her crew At least 3 vessels were in the vicinity of Cape San Antonio Cuba combing the waters for some trace of the 607 ton craft and the undetermined number of men who were aboard her The coast guard said the last message received from the ship reported the men were taking to the boats This was Sunday night and no further word had been heard from her at an early hour Monday Coast guard planes were ready to take off to aid in the search and the coast guard cutter Macona was steaming full speed toward the scene The tanker Gulflight reached the area at midnight and immedi ately began hunting for trace of the vessel Diana Lynn Is on Honeymoon Trip Los Angeles Diana Lynn 22 and architect John C Lindsay 30 are honeymooning Monday They were wed Saturday and announced plans for a trip to New Orleans and Bermuda DAYS LEFT CHRISTMAS SEALS Manager of Britt Liquor Store Dies Kudej 55 man ager of the liquor store at Britt was found dead in bed at the home of his sister and brotherinlaw Mr and Mrs Jack Lapitz early Monday Death occurred from a heart attack during the night He had been complaining but death came suddenly Mr Kudej was at one time re publican candidate for sheriff of Hancock county He was very prominent in public affairs and was active in St Patricks church He never married The body is funeral home at the Boughton Funeral arrange ments are incomplete A brother Matthew lives on a farm near Britt Battle to Save Life of Newsboy St Paul Minn fought Monday to save the crushed foot of an 11 year old newsboy who saved his life Sunday by coolly flashing an SOS with his flashlight to the crew of a freight train that had run over him Donald La Casse took a short cut through a train yard after making his deliveries SundayHe was crawling under a car that blocked his path when the train began to move His left foot caught before he could scramble clear Donald fought off unconscious ness and signaled for help with his flashlight The train crew saw the signal halted the train and rushed him to a hospital Doctors said Donald saved his own life For a time they feared they might have to amputate his leg but later said they were hope ful that even the crushed foot might be saved DIES AFTER CRASH Oehvein A Dun can 76 of Edgewood died in a hospital Sunday of injuries suf fered in a Manchester 3car collision near Saturday His wife Fighting on Nanking Front Heavy Sun Announces Formation of New Cabinet Nanking Jf Heavy fighting was reported Monday on the flat lands around Tientsin teeming metropolis of North China Premier Sun Fo announced the formation of a new cabinet pledged to fight on until an honor able peace could be obtained Al though he called it a no surren der cabinet he did not rule out the possibility of a compromise with the communists Red forces severed rail and tele graph communications between Tientsin and its port city of Tang ku 27 miles down the Hai river progovernment newspapers said 2 Cities Isolated The stepped up North China fighting left both Tientsin and an ciMit Peiping 90 miles northwest of Tientsin isolated The Tientsin airport 10 miles from town was under communist artillery fire Ships the newspa pers said were not permitted to leave Tangku although the town itself still was in national hands Try For Airport At least 2 divisions of national troops were said to be trying to retake Peipings south airport which the communists had wrested from government forces Spencer Moosa Associated Press correspondent in Peiping said a battle for the southern suburbs was shaping He added however that Peipings future probably would be determined around the conference table rather than on the battlefield This Paper Consists of Two 1048 GOAL PREVIOUSLY ItEPORTED Western Bohemian Fraternal As sociation Local 2M 50 Nancy and Donald Kenneth and Karen Lunsman 2 0 Plumbers and Steamfittcrs Lo cal 405 15 01 Club American Hellenic iouth Ios Angeles Friend L Muldoon In Memory of Idellys Ann Ol son Britt Everett C Brown R F D t Two Old Friends Pritchard Motor Co Fmploycs Me Alone i Friend in Mason City S K Chevrolet Co Unnamed Friend John Gillard Busy Body Ventura Molly Wlialen United ruckinghousc Workers In Memory of Carl Clear Lake 7th Grade Itoom 110 Monroe Jr Hi ForgelMcNots KcnseU Mar tha Mission Circle Triple C Cluh Clear Lake Anonymous Friend Ilanford Ladies Aid 50 101 10 lOi 10 JH inoi lOl aoc 25111 a01 roi 101 1000 101 1001 THE DAYS TOTAL S 11000 TOTAL TO DATE Farm Bureau Praises Land Tax Decision Des Moiues ff The Iowa Farm Bureau federation Monday praised the Iowa supreme courts reversal of an earlier decision concerning the legality of the ag ricultural land tax credit law The federation termed the courts decision upholding the law as a major step in the direction of equal educational advantages to all children in the state This decision commented Howard Hill president of the Iowa Farm make it possible to proceed with such school reorganization as is sound and necessary without any group having to pay more than its fair share of the cost 78 remains hospitalized with cri tical injuries File Charge of Murder Cedar Rapids Robert Rutledge 27yearold St Louis pediatrician was charged with first degree murder in a county attorneys information filed in the Linn county district court Mon day The information filed by County Attorney William Crissman charged Dr Rutledge with killing Byron C Hattman 29 also of St Louis in a hotel room here last Tuesday The information accused the doctor of slaying Hattman wil fully deliberately premeditatedly and with malice aforethought Judge G K Thompson approved the information and ordered the clerk of court to issue a bench warrant for Dr Rutledges arrest The warrant provided that he should be held without bail At St Louis it was expected that Dr Rutledge who authorities said admitted slaying his wifes lover may leave a hospital Mon day OldLine Republicans Will Fight Reorganization Plan Washington move to overhaul the senate republican leadership because of the GOPs election defeat ran into stout re sistance Monday from veteran party chieftains These veterans headed by Sen ator Taft of Ohio seemed likely to hold out to balking younger mem bers only the hope of a shuffle of top ranks and possibly more rep resentation in forming policy There were indications that un less the insurgents rally their forces quickly the veterans may organize majority support among the 42 republican senators for a lineup like this Taft as Chairman Taft as chairman of the GOP policy committee Senator Millikin of Colorado as minority floor leader a place now filled temporarily by Senator Wherry of Nebraska Senator Vandenberg of Michi gan as chairman of the conference of all republican senators a post that Millikin has been filling Wherry as party whip or assist ant floor leader Told that this lineup was being discussed Senator Aiken of Ver of the most vocal in demanding a liberal party lead direct comment Aiken indicated however that he would not oppose Tafts reten tion of the policy post a move which would require a majority vote of the republicans to change their present rules Not Too Conservative Taft is not as conservative as his critics would like to have the world believe Aiken commented Senator Ives of New York one of those mentioned as a possible candidate for a leadership post told a reporter he is not even remotely interested in seeking uich a job at this time Aiken said he will propose to the republican Taft said probably will meet as soon as the new congress con it revise its makeup to include one top ranking mem ber from each of the senates 15 committees SUM STILL NEEDED S Old Friends Appreciated by Yule Fund RRIVAL Monday of a check from the Hanf or c Ladies Aic served to re mind us of a lot of o 1 d friends Back in 19J5 when the Christmas Cheer Fund was es tablished this same rural or ganization w a j represented on our list of donors It hasnt missed a year since that time The same can be said of the Freeman Ladies Aid and some individual contributors The constancy of their loyal support has been appreciated The office of Family Service Inc Monday was one of the busiest places in Mason City With the help of volunteer workers this week Miss Doris Bruce and her associates are making sure that no needy home is forgotten To reach the goal set for this years fund a than must be little more had before Friday afternoon Last year the total exceeded Will that mark be equalled this time Thats for YOU to say Either bring your gift to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Survivor of Crash Tells Experience Oelwein Dale Strawn one of 33 survivors of a C54 plane crash in the Pacific Dec 5 said Monday he and his compan ions had no water and no food except chocolate candy during their 39 hours in the water Strawn arrived here during the weekend to begin a 30day fur lough with his parents He said sharks in the area didnt bother us because we kept our life rafts moving The crowded rafts were forced 18 inches under the water Two of the 37 men on the plane were lost when the plane crashed en route from Okinawa to Spo rtane Wash Two more died before the rescue Many Farmers Have 1st Christmas Lights Washington Some 600000 rural families can look forward to electric lights on their Christ mas trees this year for the first The rural electrification admin stration said thats about how many new rural electric custom ers were added in the past year to refinanced power systems CLAUSSEN DIBiT Clinton UR District Judge teorge Ciaussen 68 a justice of the Iowa supreme court from 1932 to 1934 died at his home Sunday of a heart attack Refuse to Rule on Warlords Verdict Dutch Force Races Across Central Java Security Council Discussion About Invasion Delayed Batavia Java D u t c h forces clamping a nutcracker op eration on the fledgling Indones ian republic raced unchecked through central Java Monday after taking the capital Tjepoe the republics only oil center seemed about to fall Netherlands marines who landed on the north coast of East Java early Sunday have reached the outskirts of Tjepoe warwrecked oil center inside republican terri tory Other forces occupied Toe ran 15 miles southeast of Malang On republic is made up of parts of Java and Su troops took Solok This is in the middle of the is land Other troops occupied Sing akarak 15 miles to the north on the route from Dutchheld terri tory to the most important repub lican city of Sumatra Bukittinggi Thus far it has been almost a bloodless occupation The Dutch call it a police action The Neth erlands forces are well ahead of their own timetable following the quick seizure of Jogjakarta by airborne troops in the first hours of the fighting Sunday A Dutch communique said vir tually all the high republican leaders were in Netherlands cus tody Among those taken were Dr Soekarno president of the repub lic Premier Mohamed Hatta For eign Minister Agus Salim former Premier Sutan Sjahrir and Gen Soederiman commander of the republican army The United Nations security council met in Paris at American and Australian request to consider the Indonesian question but the discussion put off until Wed nesday because of the absence of the soviet and Ukrainian dele gates Group Good Roads Picks New Officers Newton T Cow nie Des Moines Monday headed the 8 member executive commit tee of the Iowa good roads asso ciation He was named president and John W Coverdale Waterloo vicepresident at a meeting here Sunday of the associations 24 member board of directors three from each congressional district Neal P Hammer Newton will erve as temporary secretary unti i meeting next month in Des Moines when an executive secre tary will be named and a head quarters established there Other members of the executive committee one from each con gressional district include in ad dition to Cownie Coverdale and Hammer J N Wells Davenport A D Ladehoff Clinton James Wilson Carroll Burdette Lund aerg Holland and Ollie Ditto Sibley Charge Reds Control Union House Group Sees Security Threat Washington inves igators charged Monday that the CJO United Electrical Workers is a communistcontrolled union which gives Russia a strong grip on Americas dustry vital electrical in This presents a serious threat To National security and could in national tragedy a house labor subcommittee re ported after a lengthy investiga ion The report was to be filed Monday with the full committee The report released by Sub committee Chairman Charles J Kersten described the American communist party as a sinister apparatus controlled from abroad And with its domination of the biggest union in the electrical ield the report continued the party has already gained a strong oothold in the strategic electri cal industry The hold of the communists on Americas electrical industry is the hold of Soviet Russia it declared AP WJrcpboio NO MORE ine Lucas 32 of Waynesburg Pa smiles happily in Monte flore hospital in Pittsburgh where she is recoveringfrom a nerve operation that halted her 299day siege of hiccoughs Sur geons in 2 operations crushed her left and right phrenic nerves Flyers Still Stuck on Ice Rescue Attempts Are Delayed 48 Hours Washington 11 air men stranded on a Greenland ice cap will be marooned for at least 48 more hours because bad weather has halted rescue at tempts air force headquarters said Monday The air force said all the men are in good physical condition and their morale is high They have plenty of food clothing and heat ing equipment The wife of one of the stranded men was able to talk to him Sun day by radio telephone but the air force declined to identify her Rescue headquartersat Bluie West One an air force base about 110 miles from the ice cap said the deather outlook is bad for the next few days A 4th attempt to snatch the men from the icecap by glider was blocked Sunday by the unfavor able weather The 3rd try failed Saturday when a towline snapped after the glider had been lifted 50 feet into the air No one was in jured Appeals of 7 Japanese Are Rejected High Court Decides It Not Authorized to interfere in Case Washington supreme court Monday refused to inter fere with the international mili tary tribunal which condemned former premier Tojo and 6 other Japanese war lords to death The court by a vote of 61 de cided it had no authority over the 11nation tribunal With this decision the supreme court turned down requests by convicted Japanese wartime of ficials that it Consider Appeals 1 Consider their appeals 2 Declare the international tri bunal illegal 3 Order their immediate re lease The refusal presumably seals the doom of Tojo and the 8 who were sentenced to die on the gallows General MacArthur con firmed their sentences but stayed the executions until the supreme court acted Murphy Dissents Justice Murphy dissented from the courts decision but wrote no opinion Justice Rutledge reserved de cision at this time and said that announcement of his vote would be made later on Justice Jackson took no part in the final vote Justice Douglas made known he concurred in the result of the ma jority He said he would state his reasons in an opinion to be an nounced later Board Is Not in Favor of Tuition Hike Des Moines The state board of education advised Gov Robert D Blue Monday it believes an increase institutions would not time in tuition at state of higher learning be justified at this Fort Dodge Man Is Killed When Rifle Discharges Fort Dodge F Pierick 35 was killed Monday morning when his 22 caliber rifle acci dentally discharged while he was taking it out of his car Pierick was found lying beside his car by his daughter He had been hunting Sunday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Monday night with a few snow flurries Low Monday night 25 Tuesday much colder with strong winds and snow flurries High Tuesday 25 degrees forenoon about Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with occasional light snow Monday night and east and south portions early Tuesday Colder Tuesday Low Monady night 2832 Minnesota Light snow and drift ing and blowing snow Monday night and Tuesday Colder Monday night and much colder Tuesday Strong shifting winds Monday night becoming strong northwesterly Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Monday 28 Precipitation 05 Snow j inch YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 25 GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 27 Minimum 18 At 8 a m Sunday 18 Precipitation 14 Snowfall 2i in YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 4 The governor had asked the board to make known its position on tuition rates Blue said he wanted to take this into consider ation in his recommendation to the 1949 legislature respecting appro priations for the schools The board said its position was based on surveys of tuition at colleges and univer sities in other states The survey indicated that such charges are already at a high level in Iowa David A Dancer secre tary of the board said in a letter to the governor 3 Killed in Auto Wrecks Over Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons lost their lives in traffic accidents In Iowa over the weekend A cartrain crash claimed the life Saturday night of Mrs Russell Patrick 43 wife of the state rep resentative from Sioux county Her husband and daughter Ncr ma 13 were seriously injured At Adel Frank Forret 59 a Dallas county farmer was killed when his automobile and a semi trailer truck collided headon on highway 6 just east of Adel Sat urday night Sheriff Evan Burger said both the truck and auto skidded on the icecovered pave ment Sevenyearold Samuel Stark son of Mr and Mrs Orlin Stark of Stanhope was killed Saturday when he was hit by a truck as he was sliding on highway 60 his home near Red squill is the safest bait to use for rats Aritu also is good but must be kept away from dogs and other domestic animals SAME traffic hi Zl kran   

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