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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Five Cents a Copy Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imrni MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 12 1949 Tills Paper Consists of Two One No 158 To Confer on Paper Strike Washington Con ciliation Chief Cyrus Ching planned to meet with his top me diators Tuesday in an effort to devise a formula for settling Washingtons newspaper strike Labor sources said that if Ching and his associates are successful they will present their compro mise without delay to representa tives of the Washington publishers association and the 140 AFL press men and 50 stereotypers who struck the 4 major capital dailies Monday The papers involved in the dis pute over wages and hours are the Washington Post a morning paper the TimesHerald a round theclock publication and the 2 evening News and the Star They have a combined cir culation of 780000 It was the 2nd time in less than a week that greater Washingtons 1000000 residents have been without a local newspaper The pressmen staged a 24hour wild cat strike last Wednesday Meanwhile local radio stations scheduled extra newscasts in an effort to keep Washingtonians abreast of national and interna tional developments Most government officials in eluding President Truman were able to keep up with the news through the press association tick er services Outoftown papers were grabbed as soon as they hit the newsstands Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and mild Tuesday night with low 34 to 38 Cooler Wednesday with high 55 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler Wed nesday 3845 Low Tuesday night Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperature will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal with aft ernoon highs averaging from 63 to 66 morning lows averaging 30 to 42 Fair except for acca sional rain about Friday Pre cipitation will be less than one quarter inch Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wednes day Cooler north and westcen tral Tuesday night and south and east portions Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hr period ending at 8 am Tuesday Maximum 68 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Tuesday 53 Precipitation fXAR AGO Maximum 64 Miaiimum 31 Honor Kenneth Ginsterblum in Success Story of Month COLLAPSEOne man was killed and w collapsed on workmen ine vatim Kobeit Lacey 62 was buried in wet cement Buried When New Concrete Roof Falls Santa Monica Ca 62 yearold first day on the new buried alive under 300000 pounds of freshly poured concrete in the collapse of the roof of a 5 million gallon city reservoir The roof fell Monday with a thunderous roar slightly injuring 14 other workmen The body of Robert Lacey 62 of nearby Ven ice was dug out of the debris after 3 hours of frantic work by 50 men Lacey was pushing a wheelbar row directly under the forms when it gave way The others were atop the roof or nearby Clifford Kphler Santa Monica resident engineer said some of the underpinnings snapped and set up a chain reaction causing the flat 9 inch thick concrete area to go down Osage Kenneth Ginsterblum 26 who has won nationwide rec ognition for outstanding achieve ment in spite of physical handi caps was honored by the Nation al Society for Crippled Chil dren and Adults at a meeting of the Rotary club at Hotel Cleve land a t noon Tuesday Ginsterblum is being featured in the first of a series of month ly success stor known a s Ginsterblum ies Whos Crippled which are be ing released to the nations press Presiding at the meeting was L P Ortale president of the Ro tary club and treasurer of the Mitchell county Society for Crip pled children and adults The citation was presented by C R Wallace Waterloo member of the state executive board of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Adults Others on Program Among others on the program were Urban Marr president of the Osage Chamber of Commerce and Mrs Louis J Vandermyde St Ansgar chairman of the Mit chell county Society for Crippled Children and Adults Also attending were Walter J Walker Mason City chairman of the Cerro Gordo county chapter and Homer Ganong Des Moines state society rehabilitation di rector Total disability caused by a dis ease which paralyzed his muscles when he was a child hasnt stopped Ginsterblum from starting his own business and becoming an out standing citizen of Osage Kenny has always been too weak to propel his own chair and his complete dependence on other people was the most bitter and frustrating phase of his handicap During the 3 years that he at tended the local high school and was graduated with top class honors Kenny was obsessed with the idea of building his own mo tordriven wheel chair Read Magazines Quick to realize that he was without money without know how and without physical ability to construct such a vehicle Kenny read scores of mechanical maga zines and exploited every possible means of earning money His versatility directed his skills into keeping records of ration stamps for local stores during the war lettering Mitchell county school diplomas addressing 50000 Easter Seal envelopes for the Iowa Society and even writing a radio script It was 9 years after the original idea of a motorized wheel chair was conceived that the final prod uct emerged Thewar had ended and there were some 17000 vet erans in wheel chairs Kenny was assured of a commercial market for his new invention The Mitchell Motor Chair Co started out in Kennys garage in 1946 Several months later 20 lo cal men who believed in the young inventors project signed a note financing the small company Used by Vets Since that time the chair has been tested and used in a veteran administration hospital exhibited at the national convention of the National Society for Crippled Chil dren and Adults and widely pub licized in the press Today orders are coming in from various parts of the nation as well as 7 for eign countries Kenny is a vigorous supporter of the annual nationwide sale of Easter Seals Easter Seal funds helps to rehabilitate other crip pled persons so that they too can earn their own living again Ken ny said OBSERVER STATION CLOSES Amman TransJordan The United Nations truce observer station at Amman will close Fri day the colonel in charge said Tuesday Pass Bill for Water Survey at Clear Lake Des Moines bill direct ing the state conservation com mission to make a survey of water pollution problems arising from the dumping of sewage and other wastes into Clear Lake was passed by the senate Tuesday 46 to 0 The bill was sent to the house The conservation commission would receive from the state general fund to carry on the study It would report its findings to the governor to the city council of Clear Lake and to the board of supervisors of Cerro Gordo county The bill provided that if sanitary districts or drainage districts are created to prevent pollution of the lake the state shall be reimbursed for the cost of the survey by such districts in proportion to the bene fits received Another Word Executive May Quit His Post Chicago UR Another vice president of Montgomery Ward Co hinted strongly Tuesday that he might resign Albert O Steffey vice president in charge of retail store operations said he would meet Tuesday with Sewell L Avery chairman of the board Steffey said he would discuss a purely personal matter with Avery but you cant have officers leaving the company without hav ing some concern yourself Charles M Odorizzi vice presi dent in charge of the mail order division and Arthur C Romer vice president in charge of inven tory management announced their resignations Monday Several high executives of the huge mail order house resigned last summer in a policy dispute between Avery and top officials of the J P Morgan company The resignations followed a rebellion by the Morgan interests which was reported to have begun early last year over Averys control of the firm Greek Cabinet in Resignation Athens fP Premier Themi stokles Sophoulis tendered his res ignation to King Paul Tuesday The king immediately asked him to form a new cabinet The present government trou bles revolve about Spyros Marke zinis young rightist leader of a so called new party who has been demanding a representing Greek government the people The press and the governments oppo sition has been charging that some sort of scandal exists concern ing the smuggling of gold and that it involves Markezinis However Markezinis argued that no charge had been brought against him and he would not quit the leadership of his group in parliament UN May Sue Israel for Count Slaying The Hague way was clear Tuesday for a United Na tions suit against Israel for dam ages in connection with the assas sination of UN Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte The world court ruled unani mously Monday that the UN is competent to claim damages front a government responsible for the injury or death of a UN official while engaged duties on his official Senate Okays Education Budget Bill Measure Is Sent to Lower House by 410 Vote DCS Monies UR The Iowa senate gave the legislature a strong push toward adjournment Tuesday by passing without de bate a bill appropriating 177 a year for board of education institutions Vote on the bill introduced only Monday by the senate ap propriations committee was 41 to 0 It now goes to the house where equally speedy action might put new life into the previously for lorn hope of final adjournment this week Before passing the bill the sen ate inserted an amendment rec ognizing the shortage of doctors and the increased appropriation to the University of Iowa and authorizing the university medical school to admit a larger number of students No specific amount of increase was set Short of Request The appropriation is more than over the figure originally recommended by Gov William S Beardsley and more than over the present annual appropriation but far short of the a year asked by the board of education By a 62 to 34 vote the house Tuesday passed a bill eliminating the present law requiring land owners wishing to evict farm ten ants on March 1 io give notice to the tenant the previous Nov 1 The bill now goes to the senate The house swung a heavy econ omy axe on a bill to pay the mile age of members of soil conserva tion district committeemen cut ing the appropriation from the originally provided in he measure to on the recommendation of the appropri ations committee Mental Care BUI Also passed by the lower cham 3er was a senate bill appropriat ing to pay a week toward care of patients transferred from state mental hospitals to county homes The house amended the bill to require the state to pay the a week for mental patients committed directly to county homes The house sent to the senateXn bill rewriting the school budget law and permitting school boards to keep a working balance of up to 35 per cent of the school budget The senate approved and sent to the house a rent decontrol bill de signed to let municipalities move toward rent decontrol under the act recently passed by congress Pledge More Nationalized Industries London Britains labor party promised Tuesday to nation alize at least 5 more major indus tries if returned to power in the next general elections The party announced a cam paign platform for 1950 tabbing cement manufacture part of the life insurance business sugar manufacture and refining private and municipal water companies and all suitable minerals for public ownership Moreover it warned all steps including be taken to prevent a repeat of the 1930 slump in the shipbuilding industry And it declared that key sections of the chemical industry will be na tionalized if necessary to assure vital national interests The program held forth no promise to reduce taxes or end ra tioning It said rationing and rent controls will continue as long as there are shortages Lady Sailors to Become Seamen San Francisco navy is going to make seamen out of its lady sailors The first woman to stand watch on the deck of a naval vessel will be Wave Lt J G Clarice L Pierson of Oakland She will sail Thursday aboard the transport USS General Butler bound for Honolulu OnApril 19 she will be fol lowed by Lt J G May N Karns of San Francisco on a similar cruise aboard the USS General Mann The occasion will mark the first time the navys female component have been so assigned for annual training duty The Waves will serve with the ships administrative offices the navy said President Asks Pact Approval Thieves Warned Not to Eat Stolen Peas Oakland Cal UR Thieves ivho stole 800 pounds of shelled peas from a parked truck were earned Tuesday not to eat or ell them Police said they were seed peas ivhich had been soaked in a deadly mercury poison as a against insects and rats LECTURES CLASS AS OTHER STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST wil liam C Davis economics department instructor at the City College of New York lectures in front of his class Monday while other students picket the campus in a demon stration against him and another faculty member whom they accuse of antiSemitism Davis resigned as assistant to the president of the college last year after a faculty board accused him of practicing segregation at a school dormitory He remained on however as an instructor Monday 25 students were taken into custody by police after disorder broke out during the demonstration Sports Bulletin Fort Worth Texas UR Joltin Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees announced Tues day he was leaving the club to undergo further treatments for his injured heel There is some feeling in the Yankee camp that DiMaggios injury is so serious that he may be forced to retire from base ball at least for this season In a gloomy press conference called hastily before Tuesdays exhibition game with the Fort Worth Cats DiMaggio revealed that my heel Imrls like and Im leaving by plane for Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to find but whats wrong Royal I Raps Hoover Charge Washington Secre tary Kenneth C Royall Tuesday angrily denounced as totally inr correct charges by former Presi dent Herbert Hoover of startling waste in the armed services Royall demanded that a closed meeting of the senate armed serv ices committee be thrown open to the press so that he could answer Mr Hoovers accusations He said the air and navy secretaries will want the same privilege Mr Hoover chairman of the Hoover commission on reorganiza tion of the government told the senate committee Monday that the 3 services are guilty of staggering waste adding up to a year The committee acceded to Royalls request that its closed meeting be opened to newsmen The military committee of the Hoover commission had earlier accused the armed forces of wast ing money Royall placed in the senate committee record a copy of a letter written to Mr Hoov er last March in which the secre tary answered the original charges He noted that this letter was not affixed to the critical Hoover commission task force report UPWAMayAsk Guaranteed Wage Des Moines UR CIO United Packinghouse Workers union will use the Truman ad ministrations new farm program as an argument for a guaranteed annual wage District President A T Stephens indicated Tuesday Stephens whose district in cludes Iowa Nebraska and Colo rado pledged his unions full support to the program proposed to congress last week by Secre tary of Agriculture Charles Bran nan He sard the program not only means price protection for the farmer but also more jobs for workers in the packing industry and more prosperous customers for the small businessman In addition Stephens said by stabilizing livestock produc tion along with the rest of the farm economy at high levels it makes possible the establishment on an industrywide basis of full employment and guaranteed an nual wages in the packinghouse industry EGG PRODUCTION Des Moines produc tion in Iowa during March of this year totaled 481000000 eggs the Iowa Crop and Livestock Report ing Service says Milk production was listed at 494000000 pounds for the same month Both were about the same as for March of 1948 Truman Tells Senate He Is Doing His Best for People Washington Tru man made a surprise visit to the senate chamber Tuesday and told former colleagues he is trying to do his level best for the welfare of all the people His appearance on the senate floor climaxed a tour of old cap itol haunts on the 4th anniversary of the day he became president Mr Truman sat down next to Senator Anderson his 6YniGr secretary of agriculture Senator OConnor pre siding at the time asked the pres ident to say a few words Mr Truman spoke briefly of the day 4 years ago when he was sworn in to succeed the late President Roosevelt Standing at a desk in the rear of the chamber Mr Truman said On my part there is no celebra tion on this day It is a day of sadness for me he said be cause it is the anniversary ofthe day on which Mr Roosevelt died Referring to Roosevelt as one of the greatest presidents we ever had Mr Truman said he is try ing my level best to carry on the burden he had assumed on Roose velt death in behalf of the best interests of all the people I hope when I get through it will not be said that it was in vain Mr Truman said Mr Truman arrived at 1 p m for a buffet with all members of the senate and house republican and democratic lead ers Says Kidnap Story Is Try for Publicity Beverly Hills Cal Kid napping of a 5yearold young ster for was reported Tuesday to police but Chief C H Anderson branded it an attempt by the father to get publicity It looks like one of those deals said Anderson My theory is that he wants a lot of publicity to satisfy gambling debts The boy Joey Goodman son of Mr and Mrs Joe Goodman was released unharmed after his mother said she paid over the In his hand was an en velope containing Anderson said he considered that Goodman by the publicity hoped to convince his debtors that he couldnt meet their demands because he had been forced to pay out a large sum of money If this were a case of kidnap pers the chief declared there would be no money returned Observe Anniversary of Roosevelts Death Hyde Park N Y UR Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt and other mem bers of the family of the late Franklin D Roosevelt gathered Tuesday for simple ceremonies to mark the 4th anniversary of his death Wreaths will be placed on the late presidents grave by officials of the Franklin D Roosevelt Me morial Foundation of which Hen ry Morgenthau Jr is president the Roosevelt Home Club and by Commentator Drew Pearson rep resenting the French Gratitude Train The Rev Gordon L Kidd sched uled memorial services in St James Protestant Episcopal church Moon Earth Sun to Put on Performance New York moon the earth and the Sun team up Tues day night for the presentation of one of the best heavenly shows in years The moon will be the star performer aided by earth and sun The show starts exactly at p m CST when the shadow of the earth from the suns rays will start moving across the face of the moon At first it will be just a wee bit off the edge of the moon Gradually the moons full face will be overshadowed and at p m the eclipse will be total The big climax or totality of the act will run for an hour and 28 minutes At p m the earths shadow will begin to with draw and at a m Wednes day the big show will be all over Gordon Atwater curator of iiie Hayden planetarium said that the eclipse will be one of the best astronomical shows in years The moon when eclipsed will be in the southeast sky a position and time of the night that man himself could not have better planned even if he could hang the moon in one spot Atwater said 7 More Nazis Are Convicted Nuernberg Germany en high German diplomats and government officials were con victed Tuesday as willing accom plices in the nazi extermination of 6000000 Jews were the men who drafted the programs and signed the orders sending Jews from all over Europe to gas chambers and concentration camps a U S war crimes court ruled In searing words the court con victed Wilhelm Keppler Hans Hein rich Lammers Richard Walter Darre Otto Dietrich Hans Kehrl Gustav Steengracht von Moyland and SS Lt Gen Gottlob Berger Baron Ernst Weizsaecker and Ernst Woermann were found guilty of Jewish persecution Mon day night bringing to 9 the num ber convicted of the 19 accused on this charge Of the 21 defendants in this last of all U S war crimes trials 11 had been convicted on one charge or another by Tuesday afternoon 7000 Acres of Land Is Flooded Council Bluffs mately 7000 acres of Pottawatta mie county farm land has been flooded by a break in the Coult hard levee on the Missouri river just north of the Pottawattamie Harrison county line Water is pouring through a 40 foot break and flood waters are backing into a pocket 7 miles to the south near Allens Creek Arnold Christensen levee district drain age engineer reported late Mon day to the Pottawattamie county supervisors He had made an aerial survey of the region enate Says Treaty Is Long Step for Peace Claims Alliance Framed Within Terms of UN Washington Tru man called on the senate Tuesday to approve the North Atlantic treaty as a means of preventing Russian communism from smash ing the free nations of western Europe as it has those in the east The people of the North At lantic community have seen sol emn agreements designed to as sure peace and the rights of small nations broken one by one and the people of those nations de prived of freedom by terror and oppression Mr Truman declared in a message They are resolved that their nations shall not one by one suf fer the same fate The president sent his message to the senate along with the text of the treaty and a report on it by Secretary of State Acheson In his message Mr Truman said the treaty would be a long step on the road to peace that Acheson Report Washington of State Acheson said Tuesday the North Atlantic security treaty carries an obligation to use armed force only in the clear case of a major armed attack on any of the pact members The secretarys detailed views on the treaty were set forth in a report which President Truman sent to the Senate along with the pact itself The treaty does not contain an automatic commit ment to war Acheson said The obligation upon each party is to use its honest judg ment as to action it deems neces sary to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area and accordingly to take such action as it deems neces sary he said in his report to Mr Truman it was framed within the terms of the United Nations charter and the American constitution and that it is based on the realities of the situation we face today He made no reference in the message to an issue in which many senators have shown even more interest than the treaty it issue of supplying Amer ican arms and military equip ment to western European mem bers of the alliance An arms program possibly costing around is in preparation Some senators have been taking a stand that the senate ought to know details of this ticularly what it is to fore a vote is taken on the treaty Mr Truman did say that still other steps beyond the treaty must be taken to assure peace Arkansas Town Keeps Government by Women Denning Ark government is more than just a phrase in this small Arkansai town For 7 years Denning hai elected all women officials And the women were inaugura ted again Monday night A slate of women headed by Lois Dixon for mayor defeated male ticket at the municipal election a week ago Farmer Killed in Traffic Accident Red Oak Dumler 55 year old Stanton farmer die4 in a traffic accident 5 miles north west of Villisca Monday night The Montgomery county iffs office said Dumlers car col lided with the rear of a tractor drawn spreader The spreader was driven by Gerald Zickfoose Dum ler apparently was blinded by the sun He was thrown out the open window or his car and crushed the sheriffs office said Dumlers 11yearold son was with him but escaped injury SAME Blaek Itmt WtU to   

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