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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS and United Full Five Cents a Copy One Afons Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Heres One Killer You Can Help Stop people of America this are being asked to dip down into their pockets and give for a campaign research and ac tion against the most dreaded disease known to Its the American Cancer society through its branches in each of the states thats doing the asking But it has no selfish purpose The stark unpleasant fact is that as matters stand 1 out of every 8 Iowa its 1 out of 7 going to die of this despised we do something about it Stated another way 18 million out of our nations 150 mil lion people are doomed to a can cer unless we do about it In the past our people have re sponded generously to this annual appeal Millions of dollars have been subscribed and spent in seeking prevention and cure for this stealthy killer which is no respecter of class or condition in choosing its victims A New Day Is Dawning Spurred on by a new tool placed at their disposal by the advent of atomic energy researchers in their laboratories throughout our land seem to be at the dawn of a new day in their relentless quest for truth about the cause and cure of cancer Never in this ageold battle for cancercontrol have the auguries taf success been so auspicious It could very well be that the dollars which we give this year will serve to insure success for the effort Hundreds of scientists working under American Cancer society grants made possible by the pub lics intelligent generosity are shaking down the ancient secrets of growth and growth gone wrong which is what cancer is Progress Has Been Made With more than million al located to this research so far sig nificant progress has been made in a dozen different fields Surgery and radiation remain the only cures for cancer Even hopelessly advanced cases have been enabled to live comfort and usefulness But more important than the help being given the present day patient is the hope being developed for the 18 million others now alivo who are doomed to die of cancer unless control measures are de vised Important discoveries are certain to come from basic re search into the factors controlling cell hormones vitamins viruses infectious or ganisms of all kinds Once the basic facts of cancer are known a thing that your con tribution to the cancer campaign will help bring about our nation may well enter into an era of health undreamed of This basic research in growth control has im plications which extend beyond cancer important though that is What It Would Mean From a recent report on this general subject I draw the fol lowing The chemistry of most diseases can be reversed infectuous dis eases will be controlled wound and sores will heal rapidly and surely physical and mental mon sters will be rare The products of the earth will be more abundant than man now dreams possible the world will be a better happier the spirits of men can keep pace with technological advances Already in this campaign against cancer which joins public support with the worlds finest scientific minds those amazing new anti biotics have been turned against cancer What theyve done in the treatment of infectuous diseases may duplicated in the ease of cancer Theres a Rosy Promise Penicillinlike molds already have destroyed some kinds of tu mors in rats in one New York testing ground Several fungus cul tures have shown promising de structive action against tumor tis sue both in test tubes and in ani mals other than man All cultures tested so far how I should add are much too toxic for use in humans Effective use of these substances against human cancer cannot even be said to be just around the corner I merely mention it for the purpose of suggesting how assiduously our scientists under this program are striving for a cure for cancer Its a Personal Disease Up to this time this visit with you has been pretty much along general lines a bit on the aca demic side Ive been talking about your obligation as a member of society The discussion has been on a rather impersonal basis But that isnt the nature of this dread malady were talking about Cancer is neither academic nor impersonal To the contrary its vary i ery personal In my own case Icant ignore the chance that I nr ht be that sta tistical 1 out of tagged by can cer JI Along with I ing aid to this nationwide can Ugn now under MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 4 1949 COMMUNIST VERSUS CAMERAMAN center wearing plaid secretary of the communist party for East Pittsburgh vigorously forbids news pho tographers from entering Northside Carnegie Hall in Pitts burgh Saturday night where a rally was held by the party to protest the current New York trial of 12 members Af ter the rally a meJee developed outside the hall by a crowd of 5000 which gathered to protest the meeting Another Compromise Offered on Iowa Shop Question N PAGE 2 Des Moines com promise on the union shop issue was proposed in the Iowa house Monday as a republican blasted state GOP Chairman Whitney Gil lilland for interference in trying to line up support for removing the 1947 union shop ban Rep Ernest Palmer Jr R Fort Madison offered a substitute amendment to all pending amend ments to a labor bill before the louse His amendment would per mit the union shop in a plant if accepted by the majority of em ployes eligible to vote It also would require employe ieniority to be considered only when other qualifications were equal Checkoff of union dues would be permitted Other Priority However Speaker Gus T Kues ter ruled that other pending amendments must be considered ahead of Palmers They included one by Rep Dewey Goode R Bloomfield which would keep the ban on the union shop As the house resumed debate on the labor bill after a weekend re cess Rep A H Avery R Spen cer denounced Gillillands Inter ference in the legislative duties of the lawmakers Referring to news accounts of Gillillands support of an amend ment permitting the union shop but keeping the 1947 ban on the closed shop Avery said he re sents Gillillands interference re fuses to be a rubber stamp for Gillilland and is going to support bills as his judgment dictates Other Action Other legislative action Monday Hog cholera a 40 to 1 vote the senate passed and sent to Gov William S Beardsley a Farm Bureaubacked bill to per mit sale of hog cholera virus by persons not licensed as pharma cists Only dissenting vote was cast by Senator Herman Knudson R Clear Lake Auto registration house approved bill to raise motor ve hicle registration fees by requiring that gross weight instead of manu facturers weight be considered in fixing the fees had a narrow es cape in the senate The bill appar ently failed to pass on a rollcall vote but the senate recalled the vote and the bill was slated for later action May Call Special Congress Session Washington The possibility of a special session of congress starting after July 31 was told to the senate Monday by Majority Leader Lucas 111 Lucas said if there still is a backlog of legislation on July 31 the house and senate will either pass a joint resolution to return later or the president will be re quested to call a special session Under the legislative reorgani zation act congress should ad journ July 31 Crash Injuries Fatal to Oskaloosa Woman Oskaloosa IP Mrs James Berger 50 of Oskaloosa died in Mahaska County hospital here Monday of injuries suffered about p m Sunday in a 2 car col lision Her husband suffered se vere injuries in the crash The ac cident occurred on highway 137 about a mile south of the city limits Sheriff Dwight Mateer said that a car driven by Berger was mak ing a turn at an intersection and collided headon with a car driven by Theodore Hynick 21 of Oska loosa Berger also was hospital ized The sheriff said no others were injured Marshal Is Charged With Murder Try Forest Aspenson night marshal is to be arraigned in justice court here Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder in connection with the tavern shooting Wednesday night of Ruthford Monson 23 yearold farmer The hearing originally was scheduled for Monday but post poned as Aspensons defense at torney M L Mason of Mason City was unable to be present Aspenson 45 had not been seen here since shortly after the shoot ing until he came back Saturday afternoon He had been at Spirit Lake and was directed to return here by Mayor Roy Schram it was reported Aspenson is being held in the couny jail Meanwhile Monsons condition was reported as improving at a local hospital The fracas in which Monson was shot twice occurred in Tom and Opals tavern downtown here be f o r e about a dozen witnesses County Attorney Nels Branstad said Monson was shot in the leg and later through the back with the bullet coming out his stom ach according to Sheriff Maurice Monson cousin of the wounded man Aspenson had answered a dis turbance call at the tavern and in tended to arrest Ruthford Monson for disorderly conduct but the lat ter resisted Mayor Schram said he was told by the marshal The shooting followed as the 2 reached the door he said W J Gamble has temporarily taken over the duties of night marshal He has previously served as a special constable Small Girl From Near Garner Dies After Auto Crash Garner Funeral services were pending Monday for Marilyn Schroeder 4 Daughter of Mr and Mrs Alvin Schroeder farmers near here who died at a hos pital in Mason City Sunday at 3 p m from injuries suffered in an automobile accident at 10 p m Saturday The Schroeders were on their way from Garner to their home on the Strole farm when Mr Schroeder lost control of the car and it crashed into a bridge abut ment 2 miles southwest of town according to Sheriff L M Brower Mrs Schroeder is in Mercy hos pital with a dislocated hip and broken ribs and Mr Schroeder has severe cuts and bruises and is also hospitalized The car a 1937 Ford is a com plete wreck Not Much Love Lost Woodstock Vt UR After hours of deliberation a jury in an alienation of affections suit awarded the plaintiff 50 cents SAME Black fU Beam iraffU Acalb U 84 China Reds Agree to Cease Fire Formal Peace Talks Are Expected to Be Launched Shortly Semiofficial sources said Monday night Chi nese communists had agreed in principle to ordering a cease fire in Chinas Civil war Details of the order were reported under negotiation in communist held Peiping The sources reliable in the past said an agreement was reached upon the government request dur ing preliminary discussions to peace talks The formal peace talks are ex pected to open Tuesday Early results of the Peiping peace negotiations were Drought to Nanking Sunday night by Huang ChiHan government liai son officer in Peiping Huang said peace delegates had been treated cordially by the reds since their arrival in the communist capital Political observers viewed ac tual materialization of the cease fire with skepticism They pointed to the experience during the peri od of Gen George Marshalls me diation in 1946 when cease fire agreements were reached in prin ciple but bogged downin actual practice Acting President Li TsungJen told about 200 national assembly delegates Monday that he was confident of the ultimate success of the peace talks He urged unity within the Kuomintang government party and warned delegates to be on guard against attempts to use them as tools by those attempt ing to sabotage the peace talks 5 FEWLecTders Switch to UAW Chicago CIO United Automobile Workers said Mon day that 5 local officers of its jurisdictional rival the CIO United Farm Equipment Workers have quit to join the UAW Pat Greathouse regional di rector of the Automobile Workers said the 5 men were executive board members of farm equip ment local 108 The local is one of the unions biggest represent ing workers at International Har vesters McCormick works Greathouse said the 5 union leaders sent a telegram to Grant Oakes International president of the farm equipment union pro testing that the locals member ship overwhelmingly fa v o r s merging with the auto workers The farm equipment union at its national convention in Cedar Rapids Iowa last month rejected the idea of a merger The nation al CIO executive board had or dered such a merger last year The dispute between the 2 un ions is the outgrowth of a conflict between right and left wing fac tions within the CIO The CIO executive board charged that the farm equipment union was com munistdominated Tills Paper Consists ot Two No 151 Pact Presented for Signing by Acheson Ford Motors Makes New Price Cuts The Ford Motor company announced Sunday price cuts from to on Ford Lin coln and Mercury cars effective Monday Some truck models are cut to The announcement made here in a statement said that Ford list price cuts range from to On Mercurys the reduction is from to It is on all Lincoln and Lincoln Cosmopolitan models Son Is Held in Death of Farm Couple Des Moines An elderly farm couple was found dead of shotgun wounds near here early Monday and Sheriff Howard Rep pert said their son was being held for questioning The sheriff described the deaths of Claude Miller 65 and his wife Anna 63 as a double murder Reppert said their son Frank 34 was being questioned The bodies were found in the basement of the neat white farm home where the Millers lived The home is located 2 miles north of Camp Dodge on highway 141 or about 12 miles northwest of Des Moines Sheriff Reppert said Frank Miller told this story Frank said he returned home about 4 a m from a night club near Camp Dodge where he had been playing shuffle board He noticed a light in the base ment but went first to his own 2nd floor bedroom Then he went to the basement and saw his mothers body lying on the floor Frank said he drove at once to the home of neighbors about a quarter of a mile away and asked them to call the sheriff Reppert said Frank had lived with his parents since being sep arated from his wife more than a year ago Franks wife lives at Iowa Falls the sheriff said Frank has been employed as a county road worker The slain couple had moved to the place about 5 weeks ago They previously lived near Ankeny In addition to their son they are survived by a daughter Mrs Glenn Crippin of Iowa Falls Toll in Fire at Oskaloosa Mounts to 3 Oskaloosa which de stroyed a home here Sunday claimed its 3rd life Monday J S Burney 75 one of 4 room ers died in a hospital at noon He had been rescued from his bed by firemen after the flames had swept through a large part of the house The other dead were Alva C Alexander 68 and his son Fred 33 Their bodies were found locked in each others arms in what had been the kitchen of the home The house was owned by Alva Alex ander Three roomers escaped without serious injury They were Miss Gayle Gray 32 Rosemary Vander Horst 23 and Harry Lang A 5th roomer was not at home KILLS SELF ACCIDENTALLY Livermore d w a r d T Smith 38 World war II veteran accidentally shot and killed him self here Sunday while repairing a faulty gun He died almost in stantly PROCLAIMS ARMY DAY Des Moines William S Beardsley Monday proclaimed April 6 Army day in Iowa AP Wircpboto THINKING Herbert V Evatt Australian min ister for external affairs clasps his hands to his head dur ing an informal news conference at LaGuardia field in New York Sunday after his arrival from London He will resume the presidency of the United Nations general as sembly which opens here Tuesday He said that pacts such as the North Atlantic security pact are in keeping with the aims of the U N and its objective of peace House Committee Approves Money Bill for Agriculture Washington problems of agriculture may become worse before they become better the house appropriations commit tee said Mondsy It made the comment in approving a bumper peacetime money bill for the agriculture department The bill scheduled for house debate starting Tuesday would finance the department for the fiscal year starting next July 1 Among other things it provides for soil conservation payments for the school lunch program for the forest service and for an increase from to in the maximum amount of payments allowed individuals for soil con servation practices There is also in loan authorization for rural electrification which is not counted in the cash total The committee acted after Sec retary of Agriculture Brannan told it that while agriculture stiU is financially strong the peak of prosperity for farmers seems to have passed The committee said it is fully cognizant of the problems that confront agriculture today and spoke out against any program that might restrict farmers to pro ducing almost entirely for domes tic consumption We must insist on the right of the farmers of this nation to ex port surpluses the committee said and earnestly request that the appropriate legislative com mittees and the executive depart ment of the government recognize this necessity and retain the na tions fair share of world markets with reasonable agreements for such movement of surplus agri cultural products into world trade though it be necessary to make use of bilateral trade agreements or even for a 2price system The secretary of agriculture the committee said should be placed in a stronger position to better represent agriculture in the solv ing of foreigntrade problems PEG LEG a 3yearold Brown Swiss cow stands patiently as her own er Howard Martin of Union Iowa makes an adjustment to the wooden leg shes worn for 2 years The leg was amputated at the hock after an infection resulted from a fall Because he wanted to save the calf she was carrying at the time and because she repre sented one of the best blood lines in his herd Martin fashioned the artificial leg Palestine Armistice Is Signed Rhodes fP King Abdullahs TransJordan Israels most pow erful foe in the Palestine conflict signed an armistice with the Jew ish state Sunday night The armistice valid for one year and renewable virtually liquidate the Palestine war It was disclosed that Trans Jordan was empowered on March 20 to negotiate in behalf of Iraq and will take over Iraquiheld armistice lines in northern Pales tine That leaves only Syria as an ac tive combatant with whom Israel has yet to negotiate An official report from Tel Aviv Sunday said armistice negotiations with Syrias new military government were ex pected to begin Tuesday Hello Girls Chip In Parkersburg W Va an army sergeant lost his wallet with and bus ticket a group of telephone operators helped get himto his Oklahoma home The operators passed thehat to buy his ticket Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Mon day night with low near 35 Sunny again Tuesday with aft ernoon highs near 60 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday No decided change in temperature Low Monday night 3038 Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday except for scattered showers northeast portion early Monday night Cooler northeast portion Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 53 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Monday 41 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 45 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 51 Minimum 26 At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 28 12 Nations Pool Will for Peace Secretary of State Terms Alliance a Guide to Refuge Washington fateful Atlantic treaty signing ceremony was held Monday amid renewed warnings to Russia that the west ern world will take up arms if aggression comes again The American secretary of state Dean Acheson set the theme of peaceful purpose and resolute will as he presented for signature the pact that shattered the American tradition against alliances with Europe And it was echoed in speeches by the 11 foreign minis ters of Canada and western Eu rope who met with him to the pages bound with red white and blue ribbon Their speeches at the historic ceremony were followed by a 10 minute address by President Tru man Solemn Act We are met togehter to con summate a solemn act Acheson told the signatories and the 1000 diplomatic and military guests gathered in the government audi torium on Constitution avenue Tor those who seek peace it is a guide to refuge and strength a very present help in trouble he said For those who set their feet upon the path of aggression it is a warning that if it must needs be that offenses come then woe unto them by whom the offense com The speeches were picked up by one of the most elaborate radio and television hookups ever as sembledThe words were carried around the world to hundreds of millions on both sides of the iron curtain whose future fate may hinge on this alliance Russia Not Mentioned Acheson did not mention Russia by name as the potential aggres sor against whom the western powers are uniting But he made it plain that the pact is intended to keep the peace if possible and to smash aggression if necessary Acheson predicted that the sign ing of the treaty would bring in creasing good and new strength and courage to the 332000000 of the Atlantic powers and to all others who seek freedom and peace Pact is a pact of peace said Norways Halvard Lange it is directed against no nation It is directed wholly against aggression Rail Strike is Set for Easter Cedar Rapids A strike of Chicago and North Western rail road conductors has been set to begin at 6 a m Easter Sunday unless some settlement is reached first The strike date was announced by F H Nemitz senior vice pres ident of the Order of Railway Conductors Saturday Nemitz said he had been informed of the striks date by H A Fraser ORC presi dent who has been in Washing ton for several days In Chicago officials of the North Western system declined comment on the strike announcement Nemitz said the federal media tion board in Washington had been notified of the strike data and was expected to call a meet ing soon to try to settle the dis pute More than 1000 North Western conductors had voted over whelmingly in favor of a strike the ORC vice president said The strike Nemitz said was called because of the companys failure to preserve agreement pro visions and failure to adjust re sulting dispute s nad been in progress for 6 months in an effort to settle about 50 dif ferent grievances Nemitz said Former Hampton Man Remembers Parrot in Will Anreles Polly De Rol t year old Parrot has left and recommendations by its master George A Mott who died Jan 29 Mott retired fanner from Hampton Iowa made the bequest hoping the money would go to someone that will be kind to her He warned she is apt to when you feed her but she of company and talks whistles and sings   

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