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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 14 AP Wirephoto of about 50 Dunkerton Consoli Tfco of i Down With McKinley and We Want I he strike is over the discharging of the school coach Majority of School Kijds End Strike Waterloo majority of the 44 Dunkerton high school students who went on strike Wednesday afternoon in protest against the discharge of Coach Dean Stoakes had returned Thursday morning Lee Rigdon president of the school board said The students staged the walkout Wednesday to protest the failure of the board to renew the contract of Coach Dean Stoakes and paraded through the small town carrying banners which said We want Stoakes Down with McKinley F G McKinley is superintendent of the school We feel that the students have been ill advised in this case and that some of the townspeople are making goats of them Rigdon said Thursday morning The rea ton he was fired was because of his insubordination and failure to with Superintendent McKinley and not because of his athletic record here Stoakes basketball teams have won only 3 Cedar Valley confer games in the past 3 years he has been coach there Introduce New Health Plan Washington repub lican senators Thursday intro duced an aidtostates substitute for the administrations national health plan Their bill would pro vide upwards of to help the states develop plans for extending medical and hospital services Senators Taft RRhio H Alex ander Smith RNJ and Donnel RMo said their measure is based on the idea that the pri mary responsibility in the field of health welfare education and housing rests with the state gov ernments and that there is no di rect grant of power to the federal government in the constitution to deal with these questions The sponsors added in a state ment however that when the states in general fail to meet any basic health or welfare problem because of inability to finance a satisfactory method of dealing with it the secondary obligation of the federal government comes into play The bill contemplates federal o f over a 5year period to help states set up 5year plans for extension of medical and hospital services The grant would start at 000000 in the fiscal year begining July 1 and reach a year by fiscal 1952 The federal contribution would range from per cent of the total cost of the program in the wealthier states to 75 per cent for lowincome states Weather Report IN MASON CITY Mason City Cloudy windy cooler and rain mixed at times with wet snow ending Thursday Falling temperatures with low Friday morning 30 to 32 Clear ing and cool with high near 42 Iowa Rain and colder Thursday night with some snow west half Clearing slowly and continued quite cool Friday Low Thursday night 3236 west 3438 east Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night slightly colder south portion Friday clearing slightly and warmer west and north portions FORECAST GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 73 Minimum 37 At 8 a m Thursday 37 YEAR AGO Maximum 60 Minimum 29 Rider to Replace Hall on State Board of Education Des Moines wight G Rider 51 Fort Dodge attorney and former district court judge was appointed by Gov William S Beardsley Wednesday to succeed W Earl Hall Mason City editor as a member of the state board of education Riders name was one of 4 sent to the senate for confirmation The other 3 appointees were named to the state conservation commission They are Charles F Martin of Des Moines executive secretary of the Iowa state education association Leo D Frederickson of Em metsburg a farmer J D Reynolds of Creston pres ent member of the commission given a reappointment to fill out an unexpired term ending in 1953 The appointment of Rider to the board of education confirmed re ports that Governor Beardsley did not intend to rename Hall Hall managing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette recently asserted in an editorial that the governor had adopted a niggerdly atti tude toward appropriations for Iowas higher educational institu tions Rider was named for a 6year term beginning July 1 1949 The board of education is a policy making body which governs the 5 state educational institutions and its members receive expenses only The term of Board Member Richard Flock Burlington also expires July 1 but the governor has not yet made an appointment in his case Mr Hall who was appointed to the state board of education by Gov Nels Kraschel and reappoint ed by Gov B B Hickenlooper is serving his 12th year as a member I have had a long acquaintance with Judge Rider extending over a period of 20 years and I have every confidence in his ability and judgment as a board member said Mr Hall The same can be said for V B Hamilton of Hamp ton who was appointed by Gov Beardsley to take Lester Gillette the place of Clear Lake Bill Is Senr to Beardsley Des a vote of 920 the Iowa house sent to Gov Wil liam S Beardsley Thursday a bill to appropriate for the state conservation commission to finance a survey of pollution of water in Clear Lake The bill had passed the senate by 460 on Tuesday Stipulations in the bill call for the commission to report its find ings to the governor the Clear Lake City council and the board of supervisors of Cerro Gordo county It also states that the state shall be repayed for the cost of the sur vey in proportion to benefits re ceived if sanitary or drainage dis tricts are created to stop pollu tion Legislation for CVA Is Introduced Washington to set up a Columbia Valley admin istration for development of the great natural resources in the Pa cific northwest was introduced Thursday by Reps Mitchell and Jackson both Washington demo crats President Truman requested it Wednesday in a message to capitol hill Reaction among lawmakers was immediate and sharply di vided Senator Taylor DIdaho was enthusiastic saying he been fighting for CVA for years Sen ator Wherry RNebr the repub lican floor leader was outspokenly against it Major opposition seemed to stem from those who have long opposed TVA as infringing on pri vate industry DVVIGHT G RIDER Hall W EARL HALL in Successor BULLETIN Leonard Jacobs 228 28th S W a laborer was taken to the Mercy hospital Thursday after noon after suffering shock when a high tension wire came in contact with his car He received the shock when he at tempted to open the door of his auto at about 2 p m near plant No 3 of the Mason City Brick and Tile company where he was workingas a laborer it was re ported His condition was not immediately known This Paper Consists of Two Ona Reconsider Resolution to Adjourn Appropriation Bili of Nearly Million Goes Before House DCS Moines Iowa senate Thursday called back and reconsidered a previously ap proved resolution calling for final adjournment of the legislature Fri day noon No other date for adjournment was set The senate action meant the adjournment date remains in definite Meanwhile the house appropria tions committee introduced a bill to appropriate a year for operation of state departments and agencies during the next biennium The amount compares with the present appropriation of and Gov William S Beardsleys budget recommendation of 079 Biggest single appropriation un der the bill would be a year to the public safety depart ment The department of agricul ture would get the tax commission the conserva tion department and the national guard The senate passed a bill appro priating a year for speci fied school aids including 000 for aid to handicapped chil dren Approval of the measure completed senate action on vari ous school aid appropriations to taling a year but some of the measures still await house approval The senate also passed and sent to the house a bill appropriating to a general contingent fund to be used to carry out acts passed by the legislature which were not accompanied by appro priations Passed by the lower chamber and sent to the senate was a measure providing that all school funds received from the federal government must be channeled through the state department of public instruction The house adopted an amendment by Rep Kingsley Clarke provid ing that the state or any of its subdivisions may not accept fed eral aid if a condition of the grant requires federal supervision Claim Girls Kisses Make Statue Weep Syracuse N Y came Wednesday night to watch an 11yearold girl kiss the fore head of a broken religious statue saved from a trash can Many including a Roman Cath olic priest said tears appeared in the eyes of the plaster image of St Ann after Shirley Anne Mar tin had pressed her lips to it The Rev Francis J Furfaro of Our Lady of Pompei church said he had watched the little girl kiss the head and it began to weep I can only say he added that it is a wonderful extraordi nary occurrence Two other priests from that church Father Furfaro said also had seen what were described as tears in the painted eyes of the 3 inch plaster head after it had been kissed by the Martin girl Shirley Anne the oldest of a Syracuse milkmans 4 children at tends public school They are Catholics The child was reported near exhaustion Wednesday night after demonstrating the phenomenon for several hours St Ann was the mother of the Virgin Mary the mother of Christ FALL FROM HORSE FATAL Pittsburgh Mrs Frances Paxton 45 prominent McKees port Pa socialite died Wednes day night of injuries suffered in a fall from a horse in a Pittsburgh park Winter Returns to Upper Middle west Wants No End to Purchase Regulations Washington Tru man said Thursday he wants con gress to continue the governments power to control timepayment buying The question was raised at Mr Trumans news conference by a reporter who noted that socalled Regulation W expires June 30 That is the regulation governing installment buying Some congress members and business men have been urging an end to the control They argue that dropping them would mean a shotinthearm to lagging sales of many controlled items The Federal Reserve board which administers the controls eased them a month ago cutting the amount buyers must pay down on refrigerators radios and some other products The board also allowed more time to pay off the balance Musician in Army Builds Own Armory Mankato Minn IP Even a bill for didnt stop Private Arthur E Schweim when he wanted to toot sweet notes in an army band Schweim 44yearold farmer contractor and trumpet player liked the idea when a 56piece band was activated here as part of the 103rd division army organ ized reserve corps It meant he could do a little soldiering and also play his favorite instrument Schweim joined up But he found the units meeting place was none too good for the onenight aweek squads right And the sweet notes from Ms trumpetwere lost because of poor acoustics So Schweim with his own fi nancing and on his own lot built the unit an armory Its complete with space for drilling rifle range storage space for equipment and of course a special sound proof band room where the acoustics are good I havent donated the quarters to the army Schweim explained We needed an armory right away so I just went out and built it The army is leasing it for a month The building is 110 feet by 98 feet The army has 50 by 100 feet with a total of 10000 square feet of working space on the ground floor and in the basement of the one story cement block structure Several other Mankato reserve units have office space and also use the armory Small Girl Bitten by Rabid Skunk Spirit Lake report from University of Iowa hospital labor atories at Iowa City said Thurs day that a skunk which attacked a 5yearold Spirit Lake girl last Saturday was rabid Gladys Tritle 5 was bitten se verely before her father Ralph Tritle killed the animal Treat ment of the child to prevent rabies was started at once The university report was based on examination the animals head IOWANS IN Guy M Gillette front left stands on the steps of the capitol background in Vvrashintrton Tuesday with lowans at tending YMCAYWCA sessions AP Wirephoto SCHOOL STAGE FALLS These students left this PuyaJlup Wash high school stage Wednesday just before the roof fell during the earthquake A grand piano and a ping pong table on which the boys were playing are buried in the wreckage AP Wirephoto RUBBLE DAMAGES CARS IN parked along Seattles downtown streets were damaged Wednes day as a severe earthquake just before noon broke chim neys and cornices on big buildings sending rubble smash ing into the streets Some persons rushing from buildings were injured Pacific Northwests Worst Earthquake Leaves 8 Dead Seattle were counted dead scores injured and a pre liminary damage estimate set as high as Thursday in the earthquake which jolted tho Pacific Northwest Wednesday noon The estimate which he empha sized as purely tentative was furnished by Washington Gfov ernor Arthur B Langlie Basing his conclusion on preliminary re ports from the patrol tho Red Cross and other agencies the governor set a flexible figure of to The shock struck at a rn PST Wednesday Bricks showered oft cornices and building facings chimneys toppled from residents and indus trial plants plate glass cracked and shattered roads sagged and split moving automobiles rhum bad and many parked machines were battered and dented by fall ing masonry Two small unoccupied houses on Fox Island near Tacoma Wash were dumped into Puget Sound No 8 Qnake Cities from Vancouver and Vic toria B C in the north south ward to Oregon towns in the Salem area felt the quake Scientists rated it of No 8 intensity which compares to a No 12 or total de struction quake A Red Cross official said not a single person had applied in the Seattle area for aid for injuries but that Red Cross funds would be forthcoming to rebuild homes damaged by the quake on a basis of individual need Olympia was especially hard hit The old capitol building and the insurance building were the most severely damaged and were ordered closed Six other state building were shaken and cracked but inspectors said they still were sound 2 Die in Olympia Two of the quake dead were in Olympia Tacoma 30 miles south of Seattle reported scores and scores were treated for shock bruises and other minor hurts Many downtown buildings in cluding the Bankers Trust bldg were ordered evacuated Tho Lowell school was roped off be cause its steeple had shifted The Holy Rosary church prob ably the highest in Tacoma was closed as its cross was in imminen1 danger of collapsing Trains Late Trains ran late between Seattle and Portland bypassing the Nar rows route at Tacoma where quakecaused slides were not ex pected to be cleared until some time Thursday Two men were hospitalized from injuries at the Narrows bridgo tower where a 23ton saddle1 fell and sunk a scow The jinx bridge blew down in a 1940 wind storm and is being rebuilt At Puyallup also near Tacoma geysers of water appeared sud denly during the shake in a 4 block area There were no water mains in the vicinity A woman was injured not seriously when the 3rd floor of the Stewart apart ment in Puyallup collapsed Washington Has Newspapers Back Washington nations capital had its newspapers back Thursday after AFL pressmen and stereotypers ended a strike which had lasted since Monday morning The 140 pressmen and 50 stereo typers got a weekly pay boost and shorter working hours Wilson Goes Back to Law Practice Des Moines gov ernor and U S Senator George A Wilson was back at his private law practice Thursday after 10 years in public jobs Wilson a republican served 4 years as governor and 6 as sena tor He was defeated for reelec tion to the senate last November by Guy Gillette Cherokee demo crat Snow Cover Is Expected to Remain Mason City Track Meet Postponed Until May 16 and it seemed des tined to stay here and bring in Good Friday the weatherman said Thursday as a winterlike blanket covered the state blowing in from the northwest Mason City had a steady snow storm by midafternoon following sleet and nail Some of the latter were reported to be as big as an eighth of an inch in diameter High Winds Winds were reported up to 50 miles an hour and the reading at the municipal airport showed the gusts to be consistently from 34 to 40 miles an hour Planes were slightly behind schedules A track meet slated between Mason City high school and Hamp ton at Roosevelt field was post poned until May 16 High winds and snow forced postponement of a meet at Cherokee Temperature at 2 p m in Ma son City was reported at 31 de grees and falling slightly This was after 2 exceptionally warm days Wednesday with a high of 73 and Tuesday with a years top mark of 76 Blizzard at Sioux City Near blizzard conditions were reported in northwest Iowa Sioux City had 4 inches of snow on the ground and Storm Lake 3 Winds ranging up to 40 miles per hour were reported In other sections of the state there were rain showersfog sleet and hail Temperatures fell dur ing the day in many sections Driving conditions around Mason City were madesomewhat riazard ous by limited visibility the high way patrol stated but all roads were clear Highways were slippery in the area from Sioux City to Emmets burg because of wet snow Around Rock Rapids there was bad drift ing and poor visibility The weather bureaus outlook for Friday was continuing cold with clearing skies Give Approval of EGA Bill Washington gave quick approval Thursday to a compromise Euro pean recovery program A few minutes after the au thorization bill passed the house it was approved by the senate Both houses acted by voice vote Now the measure goes to the house for President Tru mans approval The measure simply another 15 months of Marshall plan aid to Europe and sets a ceiling on the money to be spent The cash must be provided later by appropriation The bill as finally passed was in the same form in which it came from a senatehouse conference late Wednesday It provides just about everything the administra tion asked Less than a score of senators were on the floor when the vote was taken There were no objec tions to its passage Labor Disagreement Brewing at Morrell Ottumwa labormanage ment disagreement on work load is threatening to tie up production in the beef department of John Morrell Co meat packers In a letter April 11 local No I UPWACIO notified the company of its right to strike stating tho letter was the required 5day no tice A union spokesman said the ac tion had been taken as a result of increased work load standards in the beef kill and cut departments He said the company had time studied the jobs and put new standards into effect These stand ards he said are too high for the workmen SAME WUto Omg   

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