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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Press and United Press Full Five Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 21 1949 Thii Paper Consist at Two HOME EDITION UJJllf Hi One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor The Freedom We Take for Granted SEE PICTURE ON PAGE 2 TN this little visit with you Id like to tell you about a remark able young man I met the other day His story has given me a new appreciation of America and its institutions Frankly Im hop ing thats the effect it will have on you This young man calls himself John Lamberts Actually his first name is Janis John being the American version of it With clear blue eyes and a stature somewhat smaller than the American aver age of 5 feet 8 inches hes ap proximately 30 years old About the only thing I didnt learn about him is his age With his wife Amanda and 2 towheaded sons Harald 4 and Arnes 2 he lives in a pleasant secondfloor 4room apartment in a house converted into a 2family residence This is in an attractive little northeastern Iowa town called Greene population about 1400 Whats Remarkable About Him At this point no doubt youre saying to you happen to know the subject of this theres nothing remarkable about the story of John Lamberts You know a lot of men with a wife and 2 children who live in a comfortable 4room apartment The remarkable part of the story is how John Lamberts and his little family happen to be in that home how he happens to be the man in charge of body work at a typical Ford garage how the elder of his 2 children happens to be a pupil in the public school kindergarten at Greene For this blessed which you and I and millions of other Americans are disposed to take for Lamberts risked the perils of 47 days on the Atlantic ocean in a 60foot long sailing vessel of ancient vintage Thats what is remarkable about John Lamberts Lets get on with our story Deeply Rooted in Latvia Janis Lamberts was born and reared in that tiny Baltic coun try called Latvia That goes for Mrs Lamberts too All of his fore bears were Latvians All spoke the distinctive Latvian language All enjoyed the distinctive Latvian AP Wirephoto FREIGHT TRAIN cars of a Seaboard Air Line railway freight train loaded with fruits and vegetables for New York derailed in Vass N Car Sunday No one was hurt but several hundred yards of track were torn up More Than Half of Plains Blizzard Area Now Cleared through the centuries culture Down little Latvia with a presentday population of about 2 million has been bounced around like a rub ber ball Its been at various times under the flags of Russia Sweden Germany and probably some others But always it has main tained its national characteristics At the conclusion of World war J through the good offices of Woodrow Wilson and as part of his selfdetermination policy Latvia became an independent nation as did also her neighbors Lithuania Estonia Poland and Czechoslovakia It was at about this time that Janis Lamberts was born He was reared in a modest home served his hitch in the army learned a trade which was auto mechanics and moving picture projection and married Life had a pleasant flavor for him 3 Successive Invasions Then all of a sudden things began to happen And they werent pleasant In 1940 with the world preoccupied by war between Germany and the west ern allies Russia staged a coup and summarily made Latvia a part of the Soviet Union A like fate befell Latvias little Baltic neighbors and part of Poland Patriot neighbors of Janis Lam berts were herded into freight cars and on to trucks and carried away by the communists never to be seen again Were they sent to the Siberian salt mines or were they slaughtered Janis never learned Then after a year or two under the unbearable communist rule Hitlers hordes moved in per forming in a manner only slightly less ruthless than the Russians had before them Except for his dream of a better day to come Janis Lamberts and his people would have abandoned all hope called it quits During the closing phases of the war as collapse approached for Hitler the Russians moved back into Latvia which in area inci dentally is slightly less than half the size of either Illinois or Iowa The driving force back of that Janis Lamberts dream was stepped up What Was His Dream And what was that dream I think youve guessed it His eye was on distant America the land of freedom and opportunity And now for the story of how that dream was made to como true The problem had 2 out of Latvia the other Setting across the Atlantic The of the solution lay in find ing others with a like dream CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 By UNITED PRESS The army announced Monday that its bulldozers and snowplows have cleared more than half the great plains blizzard area Maj Gen Lewis A Pick an nounced at his Omaha Nebr headquarters that operation snowbound has entered the de mobilization and mopup stage Pick said the 5th army is ready to pull out of 90555 square miles in Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota and Wyoming Operations will continue he said in north eastern Nebraska northwestern South Dakota 22 counties of North Dakota and in the Newcas tle area of Wyoming 78981 Miles In the 23 days since the greatest bulldozer operation in history be gan Pick said 78981 miles of road have been cleared in areas where 142329 persons and 3439808 head of livestock had been snowed in Mild weather prevailed in most of the operation snowbound area Monday but in many sec tions of the midwest slick high ways made driving a hazard The weatherman warned that freezing rains would make road conditions dangerous in parts of Oklahoma southeastern Kansas northern Missouri southern Iowa and northern Illinois Predict Snow Scattered snow was predicted for the midwest the great plains and northern New England Some rain was forecast for the west Washington coast Police searched for the bodies of 2 persons whose car plunged into the flooding Gasconade river near Richmond Mo The highway bridge had been covered by water Burns Fatal to Des Moines Man Des Moines ff George W Adams 82 of Des Moines who was critically burned Feb 15 at his home died Sunday night at a hospital Adams clothes caught fire as he opened the door of a stove Adams lived alone in the house South African Riots in 2nd Flareup Durban South Africa attacks on this citys Indian pop ulation flared through a violence orn night This is the 2nd out break of such rioting since the nev rear Natives attacked an Indian bus Sunday night stoning it and set ing it afire The driver died in a hospital later of multiple wounds on the head and body The out break started Saturday when a na ive woman was run down by an Indianowned bus Sunday night a huge mob of African tribesmen swept into the Indian section of the city attack ng with bricks and stones every Indian in sight Scores of white police some only to the scene and managed to restore a semblance of order The natives many inflamed 3y drink escaped through bush and shrub There has been no of ficial estimate of casualties A F Ruby 88 Dies at Home in Lake Mills Sees Strong U S Stand in Alliance Norway to Reject Treaty Offered by Soviet Union Washington proposed North Atlantic pact will give its members strong assurances that he United States will not stand dly by in case of attack it was learned Monday An official source whose name may not be used said the military clause of the pact will not commit Ihis country automatically to war But he said it will carry assur ances so strong that none will mistake this nations intention to resist aggression It is understood Secretary of State Acheson will negotiate with representatives of the pactmak Norway Turns West Oslo Norway Foreign Minister Halvard M Large announced Monday Nor way has decided to pin her se curity to the Atlantic pact In formed sources said Russias 3 weeks old offer of a iionaggres sion treaty will be rejected Norway reached her decision despite soviet warnings The dominant labor party has ap proved the prowestern foreign policy of Lange The vote at a party meeting was 229 to 33 but the opposition Sunday decided to make it unanimous Parlia mentary approval still is needed but is expected this week ing countries on the basis of this new understanding reached with the senate foreign relations com mittee Acheson and the senate com mittee are reported in agreement on the military commitments that can be made Both Chairman Con nally DTex and Senator Vari denberg Mich top republican on the committee are said to be satisfied with this new approach to the problem of giving treaty nembers the strong assurance hey desire Both senators are opposed to any utomatic commitment to war hey believe such a promise would e illegal because it would bypass he congress constitutional right o declare war The state department hopes to the treaty to congress in bout a month It would be rein orced by a multibillion dollar military aid proposal for partici ating western Europe countries Admit Robbery in Fort Dodge 2 Youths Arrested Held in Des Moines Des Moines UR Two Fort Dodge youths arrested in stolen automobiles told police Monday they had robbed a Fort Dodge poolroom cxf Friday Jesse Anderson 18 said he Bonus Issue to Go to Joint Committee Begin Rail Talks After 2Week Lull Chicago UR Representatives of the nations railroads and of ficials of 16 strikethreatening unions held their first joint meet ing in more than 2 weeks Mon day amid reports of progress to ward a settlement Daniel P Loomis chief nego tiator for the railroads said be fore entering the meeting that I think were progressing If the 40hour week could be settled Loomis said other mat ters would fall into line But of course I could be wrong A union official who asked that his name be withheld said It looks like the mediators are going to knock our heads together and make us agree Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Monday night and Tues day Rising temperatures Tues day Low Monday night 15 to 20 High Tuesday mid30s Iowa Light freezing rain or snow continuing Monday night Occa sional light rain Tuesday Low Monday night 20 to 25 northeast 25 to 30 southwest Minnesota Cloudy occasional light snow Monday night Tuesday generally fair no decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 25 Minimum 20 At 8 a m Monday 24 Snow trace Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 19 Minimum 4 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 22 Minimum 9 At 8 a m Sunday 10 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 18 Minimum zero Lake Mills Funeral services will be held Thursday for A F Ruby 88 retired Lake Mills mer chant and oldest native resident of Winnebago county who died Sunday at his home here He had been in failing health for some time The services are scheduled for p m Thursday at the Ander son funeral home and 2 p m at the Methodist church with the Rev C H Patterson officiating Burial will be in Salem cemetery He is survived by 3 sons War ren A Ruby Mason City public school art supervisor Clair of Minneapolis and Harold of Des Moines and 5 daughters Miss Sarah Ruby Miss Fay Ruby and Mrs Paul Herren all of Portland Ore and Mrs Harold Grimes Des Moines and Mrs W S James Eighteen grandchildren great grandchildren also Hardy and 4 survive Mr Ruby was born on a Winne bago county farm Aug 28 1860 He was a furniture dealer anc later a hardware merchant in Lake Mills for many years untl his retirement several years ago Mrs Ruby preceded him in death by only 9 days She suffered a heart attack and died Feb 11 A daughter Helen also preceded him in death 4 years ago 7th Child Born to 23YearOld Woman Chicago Dough erty 29 a jobless truck driver stil has another mouth to feed Mon day His wife Harriet 23 gave birth to her 7th child a son Sunday The couple was married in 193 when she was 13 years old am had their first child in 1941 It just keeps happening Dougherty said SISTERS DIE TOGETHER Rockford HI Len Blades 67 of Rockford died Sun day A few minutes later her sis ter Mrs Nicholas Hines died in her home in Dubuque Iowa Tells Jury to Disregard Testimony Washington Judge Edward M Curran Monday in structed the jury in the treason trial of Mildred E Axis Sally Gillars to disregard a defense wit ness testimony about threats from nazi radio superiors Curran made the ruling during testimony by Emil Beckmann for mer German radio propaganda writer Beckmann was called by the defense in an effort to show that Miss Gillars allegedly treas onable broadcasts were made un der nazi threats against her life The jury was instructed to dis regard Beckmanns testimony that nazi superiors had warned him one false utterance and you will put away Curran also ruled out Beckmanns testimony that he was threatened by his wartime nazi radio superiors Beckmann also testified that all employes of the nazi radio were warned to follow nazi policy He said he received written instruc tions to all nazi radio workers not to dare waver from the nazi party line AP Wirephoto BUSINESS AS passengers early Mon day cheer a Philadelphia Transportation company bus as it starts operation after the end of a 10day strike Transit employes voting at a mass meeting approved the end of the walkout and service was started Sunday night Hoover Group Recommends State Department Changes Droke into the poolroom took the money and hid under a table when the proprietor entered He later fled Charles H Glover 20 said he stood watch during the burglary and received from Anderson When arrested Saturday at In dianola Anderson was driving a car stolen from the Fort Dodge resident FBI agent Glover was arrested here after a 20 block police chase Police said he was driving a car stolen recently in Kansas City Kans He said Anderson gave him the car Glover also denied any part in London Basks in Spring Weather London bloomed in London Monday So did hyacinths primula hazel catlins and primroses England was having its earliest spring in years The temperature at noon Monday was 54 degrees Junior Farm Bureau Group in Texas Stop San Antonio Texas UR Twentyfour junior Iowa Farm Bureau members stopped here Monday on the first leg of their 2 week tour in Mexico The group flew here from Des Moines Sunday and were guests of the Texas Farm Bureau They will continue their tour from here by chartered bus The trip is sponsored by the the theft of the FBI agents car I Iowa Farm Bureau Washington UR The Hoover commission of which Secretary of State Dean Acheson was vice chairman Monday recommended drastic changes in his department to permit greater attention to for eign policy Acheson had a hand in drafting the proposals before he recently became secretary of state Already he has carried out some of the recommendations for changes in the state department More Top Jobs The commission recommended more top personnel in the depart ment to relieve an intolerable burden on the secretary and that the domestic and foreign services be merged In addition it advised congress that legislation giving powers in foreign affairs to other than the president or an executive agency will normally cause serious dif ficulty in efficient administra tion The commissions report is its 5th on streamlining the executive department It could not estimate how much would be saved with adoption of all its state department recommendations Recommendations The commission recommended specifically 1 Appointment of 2 deputy un dersecretaries and another assist ant secretary to aid the secretary of state 2 Gradual amalgamation of the departments permanent domestic employes with the foreign service 3 Changes in the line of com mand with responsibility for af fairs of geographic sections of the world vested in 4 assistant secre taries A 5th would handle such international organizations as the United Nations These were called line units Screening of Mentally III Is Requested Des Moines William Beardsley has asked the state board of control to study the pos sibility of screening patients jefore they are sent to state men tal hospitals Such a process he said proba bly would save many persons from jeing sent to the institutions He las indicated he would not oppose a sizeable appropriation for the screening project Preliminary discussion is of the possibility of using some of the Buildings at Fort Des Moines to lold patients for an observation period Henry W Burma new board of control member termed the idea a good one He said that every committee which ever ex amined the mental institutions recommended some such pro gram GlobeGazette Photo CHAMPS AT VICTORY City high school Saturday night won its first state prep wrestling title since the IHSAA started the affair in 1926 After the victory at Roosevelt fieldhouse the matmen their coaches and manager adjourned to a local cafe for a victory dinner Shown around the back row left to right are Dean Shurikwiler Snip Nalan John Reuber Mrs Barker Coach Howard Barker Ken Meac ham Assistant Coach Harry Helgason and Loren Hohenfield manager Nearest cam era are Jack Squires and Bill Oglesby Shunkwiler and Meacham won titles Nalan and Oglesby were runnersup Squires took a 3rd Reuber was eliminated in a first round overtime match Mason City actually won a title back in 1922 but this was the first time that the Mohawks familiar powers in basketball and baseball had won under tlie IHSAA setup The 6 grapplers won their way to the state in district eliminations the previous week Iowa House Turns Down Senate Plan Stands by Proposal of Gov Beardsley for Bond issuance Des Moines fP The Iowa house refused Monday to accept the senate plan of financing the veterans bonus As a result the matter now will go to a joint committee of the 2 houses in an attempt to reach a compromise Appointed by Speaker Gua Kuester RGriswold to repre sent the house on the joint com mittee Keps C M Strawman R Warren Wells R Council Gene Poston D Corydon and George H Robb Lt Gov Kenneth Evans R Emerson named Senators W N Skourup O N Hultman Pearl W McMurry and Ar thur H Jacobson RWaukon to the conference committee In refusing to accept the senate plan the house by a voice vote stood by the program of Gov Wil liam S Beardsley Beardsleys plan is to issue in bonus bonds and have the state buy back immediately half of the amount by using that much of the approximately state treasury surplus senate wants to have the state use of the sur plus to buy immediately all of the bonds issued The voters last No vember approved the issuance of in bonds to pay the bonus The bonds would be paid off by a 20year property tax A revision of estimates indicates that may be enough to pay the bonus The other 000 in bonds approved by the voters would not be issued unless necessary Meanwhile the state treasurer is expected to advertise March 1 for bids on sale of the bonds If the 2 houses fail to agree on how much of the bonus shall be paid out of the surplus all of it would have to be paid by property tax The same would be true if Beards ley should veto a measure calling for use of more of the surplus than he thought should be used Rewoos Wife Who Suffers From Amnesia Seattle K Sugden convinced his brownhaired bride she didnt have to go to work at the Boeing aircraft plant Monday but his attempts to woo her again still were in the handholding stage Sugdens wife Hertis 26 is an amnesia victim Her memory was blotted out a week ago when a heavy davenport cushion hurled from the balcony of a motion pic ture theater struck her on the head She was unconscious 2 hours When she came to she was living back in 1944 She didnt recognize her husband a balding 33 year old bus driver or his 2 children by a previous marriage She blushed when Sugden told of their romance and marriage last Nov 23 I just cant believe Fm mar ried she said Why Im a grade A mechanic at the Boeing airplane plant 8 Railroad Cars Jump Off Tracks Chatsworth Ga i gh t coaches of the Flamingo of the Louisville and Nashville railroad were derailed early Monday No one was reported injured The Flamingo is one of the L and Ns crack Chicago to Flor ida trains SAME ftof traffic to M Berlin Jews Riot to Block Film Showing Berlin Polish Jews rioted before a British sector movie theater Monday and for the 2nd time blocked a showing of film Oliver Twist which they charge is antisemitic Police used clubs and fire hoses to hold back a charging crowd of demonstrators but without much success when the theater triedto open for the afternoon showing of the film based on the Dickens novel A melee of flying fists and clubs surged up and down the Kurfuer stendanun the street which is center of Berlins aristocratic life German police of the British sec tor had to call out all available reserves and British public safety officers on duty decided to suspend the showing once again Demonstrators halted the first showing of the film in the Kurbel theater Sunday night Monday British rejected a demand by high ranking German officials of the British sector that it be banned The demonstrators object to portrayal of Fagin as a Jew Who teaches young boys to steal Donaldson Asks Postal Rate Hike Washington Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson asked congress Monday to hike postal rates The increases would meet an estimated 1949 department def icit of Donaldson said 2rfd and 3rd class mail rates are particularly inadequate LINEMAN KILLED Gilmere City Raymond Fries 36 year old Humboldt REA lineman was fatally injured Monday while unloading power line poles at a railway depot Humboldt man died almost in stantly after he was crushed by a falling pole Fries divorced ic survived by 2 young sons parenft Mr and Mrs Chris of Humboldt and 2 sisters   

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