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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Pren nnd United Pres FuU Lease Wire MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AH NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Five Cents a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor So We Shall Not Have to Fight Alone TOILED down to its bottom es sence the North Atlantic se curity treaty recently signed in Washington is an important part of a broad program aimed to pre sent a solid democratic front against Russian communism For America it means that we shall have partners in anj future war against Russia For a correct appraisal of the past it must be laid down against the world scene as a backdrop Its one more important part of an extensive and expensive program designed to halt Moscow in her now unquestionable designs on world domination for communism When the pact is ratified by the required majority of the senate and the presidential signature the United States will be morally if not legally bound to go to war in the event any of the signatory na tions of Europe are attacked Marshall Plan Extended In the military field the United States under the North Atlantic pact will be committed to help the nations of western Europe as she is already helping western Europe to achieve economic re covery under the terms of tha Marshall plan The formal signing of the pact in Washington earlier this month served to recall another historic conference in our capital city nearly 29 years confer ence on limitation of armaments called by President Harding and presided over by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes In that conference in 1921 8 of the same nations were represented as were represented this the United States Great Britain Canada France Belgium Italy Portugal and the Netherlands States present in 1949 but ab sent in 1921 were Norway Den mark Iceland Luxembourg Ab sent this time but present in 1921 were spokesmen for Japan China South Africa Australia New Zealand Russia and Germany were not on hand either time Senate Has Final Say Its within the power of the senate to alter the North Atlantic pact in any way it sees fit or even to reject it But crippling re vision or rejection appears quite unlikely The signs are numerous and unmistakable that the people of America have fully sensed the reality of the communistic menace and are willing to take drastic measures against it This months meeting in Wash ington was essentially different from the one staged there back jn 1921 The 1949 meeting was called simply to sign a treaty that had already been agreed upon by the contracting parties The 1921 con ference was called to start from scratch and formulate the agree ment The pact signed in Washington this month was an outgrowth of the collective security union formed by 5 western European countries a year March 1948 They were prompted by the communist coup in Czechoslo vakia What happened to that little nation could hapen to them they reasoned Nine months before that on June 5 1947 Secretary of State Marshall speaking at Harvard uni versity had first announced his plan for American economic aid to European democracies After the Marshall plan wen into operation political atid then military protection for countries enjoying its economic benefits could be considered a logical next step in U S foreign policy Play by Play Account The monthbymonth develop ments in the creation of the North Atlantic pact went pretty much as follows In January of 1948 Britain pro posed a Western Union with France Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg Italy and Portu gal were to join later Americas approval of the plan was made known In March representatives of the 5 nations met in Brussels After 16 days the 50year Brussels pact was signed on which President Tru man made this comment I am sure that the determin ation of the free countries of Europe to protect themselves will be matched by an equal determin ation on our part to help them protect themselves In April the British and French ambassadors conferred with the American state department on a defense alliance for the Western Europe pact countries Vandenberff Takes a Hand In June the senate adopted a resolution offered by Senator Van denberg declaring that the foreign policy of this country should in clude among its objectives as sociation of the United States by constitutional processes with such regional and other collective se curity arrangements as are based on continuous and effective self help and mutual aid as affect its national security In July informal meetings In Washington among the United CONTINUED ON FACE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 18 1949 FOUR DRUMSTICKS IN EVERY the answer to that pressing dinner to ra tion the drumsticks This 4legged 2taiIed chick was born 5 weeks ago on the Paul Richardson farm near Morgan town W Va Beserk Gunman Dies After Killing 4 and Wounding 3 Pullman Wash 24 year old merchant killed 3 police offi cers and another posseman before he was shot dead in a 2hour Easter Sunday gunfight The man who went beserk when an officer tried to arrest him Police Chief Arthur Ricketts said was George Mclntyre He was a Boy Scout troop leader and an expert marksman in the army during the war Ricketts said Mclntyre bit one man severely in a downtown fight Sunday Then he shot an officer who tried to arrest him and clubbed the policeman as he lay dying When a posse closed in on Mc lntyre near his home he opened fire with a German sharpshooters rifle equipped with telescopic sights He killed 3 men and wounded another with this and another rifle before the posses bullets killed him 4 Dead The dead Mclntyre owner of a Pullman electric store Sheriff L M Pete Parnell 64 of Whitmean county Deputy Sheriff Gilbert W Gal lagher 27 of Port Angeles Wash who got his badge only a few weeks ago Officer Ross Claar who first tried to arrest Mclntyre Ernest Buck 42 owner of a Pullman taxi fleet and a posse member Wounded in Lejf Wounded in the leg by one of Mclntyres bullets was Policeman James D Roberts of Pullman Two men were cut by glass shattered by Mclntyres shots Ricketts said this bizarre series of events led to the gun battle Mclntyre met W H Kershaw Pullman dairyman on a down town street He rushed at Ker shaw who once had sworn out a speeding complaint against him and bit his face so badly it was first believed a knife wound Shot 3 Times When Claar later apprehended him Mclntyre opened fire with a pistol as the officer went toward him He shot Claar 3 times Claar fired 2 shots as he lay dying but Mclntyre dodged to safety behind Claars car Mclntyre then took the officers night stick and clubbed him He then took Claars gun and fled Then he fled to his home on the outskirts of town He exchanged the pistols for the 2 rifles A wit ness said he was dancing around like a wild man when the posse arrived From vantage points along the highway he picked off his pursu ers Scores of spectators lined the hillside watching the gun battle but Mclntyre saved his shots for the posse Washington State Capitol Closed Olympia Wash new state capitol was closed Monday because of fear that the huge 100 ton dome loosened in last weeks earthquake would crash down and demolish the building below It is in a very precarious posi tion and at any time could topple several hundred feet on to the main building state engineers re ported There was no indication when the damage could be repaired so that officials could use the struc ture which houses both legislative bodies and many state offices Court Okays Conviction of German Red Washington UR The U S court of appeals Monday upheld by a 2 to 1 vote the conviction of Gerhart Eisler for concealing com munist ties when seeking a permit toleave the United States in 1945 Eisler calls himself a German communist He has been labeled the number one communist agent in this country Justice Wilbur K Miller deliv ered the opinion Justice Bennett Champ Clark concurred Justice Henry W Edgerton dissented Eis ler is under a lto3 year sentence for the conviction which took place in federal district court here Miller said that Eislers insis tence that the evidence was in sufficient to support the verdict is so obviously without basis as to require no discussion Red Cross Drive Funds Over Top Washington 1949 fund raising drive of the American Red Cross went over the top Harriman chairman drive reported Sunday night has been subscribed The goal was He said the vast majority of Red Cross chapters exceeded their quotas but this in no way dimin ishes the need for completing the campaign in each locality New York and1 Los Angeles are among several chapters still to reach their quotas he added Soldiers of Erin March in Parade Celebration Marks Birth of Republic for Irish State Dublin Ireland Irishmen shed unashamed tears of joy Monday as they watched sol diers of Erin march honor of the birth of the republic of Ireland Among the marchers were many members of the old Irish republican carried on a furtive and bitter war for years against the British They wore the green and gold medal Ireland has bestowed on the survivors of that handful of desperate men who struck against the British on Eas ter Monday 33 years ago Ambassadors and ministers of the worlds nations stood on a green and white reviewing stand to watch the parade marking the formal change for Ireland from a British dominion to the sovereign and independent nation it de clared itself to be in 1916 More than 100000 joyous Irish men lined the route of the parade and this city rang with their cheers and their songs Tophatted frockcoated President Sean T OKelly beamed down from the reviewing stand as he took the sa lute of the firs legal Irish army since the English Invasion of 780 years ago Flanking the president were Premier John A Costello Army Chief of Staff Maj Gen Liam Archer and others Conspicuously absent was Ea mon De Valera whom most Irish men call the elder statesman of the republic The former premier vet eran of the Easter Monday up rising and an indefatigable fighter for independence now leads a mi nority political group He and his followers refused to take part in Mondays celebration They claimed no celebration should be held until all of Ireland is in the republic The republic as it is now em braces the 26 counties Six coun ties in northeastern Ulster prov ince have voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom Ireland has decided not to join the Atlantic pact while the 6 counties of northern Ireland re main within the United Kingdom The nation now resumed the name of Ireland Officials of the present Irish government deem the name in 1937 Ireland actually means Land of Eire and Eire was the ancient name of this island first called so by the Norse Its mean ing is not known JThls Paper ConsSsta ol Two Onn No Finds Death in Burning Car Denver Laughing at pleas that he save his life Roy V Platz 57 drove his blazing car through downtown Denver Sunday until he vas fatally burned Patrolman Dan Levering said Platz an engineer at Fort Logan Veterans hospital pulled up in where he lived the car ablaze tried unsuccessfully to stop the car Platz lost consciousness as he returned to the apartment house and stopped the car bystanders pulled him from the flaming He was taken to a hospital where he died nearly 4 hours later Levering quoted neighbors as saying Platz had been despondent since his mother died a year ago He was not married Spains Treaty Entry Is Opposed by US Murder Trial of Ashford Is Underway The murder trial of Francis M Ashford 36 119 Connecticut N E got underway in district court Monday before Judge Tom Boyn ton of Forest City The panel from which trial jur ors are being picked includes 32 persons remaining from the 75 originally slated for the March term and an additional 20 called by order of the court M L Mason of Mason City is attorney for Ashford while County Attorney James Brown and his as sistant Murray Finley appear for the state Ashford is charged with murder in connection with the Dec 23 paring knife stabbing of Arthur Ashburn 44 who died of the wounds Jan 10 The altercation took place near midnight in front of the Ashford home Mrs Ash ford was formerly Ashburns vife Ask Congress to Advise on Nazi Deaths Washington of the Army Kenneth Royall asked congress Monday to recommend what the army should do with 6 German storm troopers sentenced to die for the Malmedy Massacre of 160 American soldiers The army trial and treatment of the Germans has come under fire including criticism from some members of congress As a result the senate armed services com mittee Monday began an investi gation of the case Originally 12 Germans were sentenced to die for the killing at Malmedy Belgium of 160 Ameri can soldiers who surrendered dur ing the battle of the bulge in De comber 1944 Gen Lucius Clay commander in Germany com muted sentences of 6 to life im prisonment Royall said the examining de fendants claimed their confessions of guilt in the killings were ob tained by threats and force in disregard of established rules of American justice Royall Indicates He May Leave Post Washington Secre tary Kenneth C Royall indicated Monday he doesnt expect to hold his job much longer r In testifying before a senate sub front of the apartment house committee Monday he said at one point that I or my v 1A v xLAr VOJL O tllCtV JL Ul 111y OUtLCOOl A woman screamed at him to would have to make a decision get out but he drove away Three Royalls leaving has been re men jumped on tHe running board ported for some time In testify ing before congress last week also Royall talked like a man who wasnt going to hold his post very long Pilot Killed Reading England Dixon 37 chief test pilot for the Fairey Aviation Company crashed to death Sunday in a helicopter in which he had hoped soon to set a new speed record DONT is what Wednesdays earthquake did to the chimney on C DMansfields home near Long view Wash Mansfield roped th top of the chimney to a truck which pulled it off without damagingthe house 2 Bills for Million in School Aid Pass Iowa House SUNRISE SERVICE DRAWS THRONG TO BOWL Thousands of worsprra tended Easter sunrise services at Hollywood Bowl Sunday Two children their arms laden with calla lillies provide a frame for the impressive nondenominational Serv ices ices Des Moines bills to provide a total of a year in state aid to schools were whipped through the Iowa house of representatives Monday One would provide a year for supplemental aid Pre viously the state has been allocat ing a year for this pro gram The bill was sent to the gov ernor by a vote of 82 to 2 The other measure would ap propriate a year for state reimbursement of schools for their bus transportation costs Previously a year had been made available for this pro gram The bill was sent to the governor by a vote of 86 to 0 The formulas on which the sup plemental aid and transportation funds will be allocated were in cluded in separate bills passed previously Among other measures passed without much discussion were those to Increase from to 4 mills the maximum levy a city of 12000 population or more can make for its police maintenance fund the bill provided further than cities of 70000 or more may levy a 2 mill tax for this purpose The mea sure was sent to the senate by a vote of 83 to 0 Exempt from payment of the state use tax of all purchases of fire trucks and fire fighting equipment by cities and rural fire departments Sent to the senate 84 to 0 Require companies which sell federally registered insecticides DDT and similar poisons to file their 15sts and registration num bers with the state department of agriculture Sent to senate 820 Rabbi Improves New York Stephen S Wise president of the Ameri can Jewish congress was reported somewhat improved Sunday in Lenox Hill hospital Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Mon day night with low near 25 Tuesday increasing cloudiness with rising temperature High 50 to 55 Iowa Fair and cool with freezing temperatures Monday night Tuesday increasing cloudiness and warmer Low Monday night 2428 Minnesota Fair warmer in ex treme west Monday night Tues day increasing cloudiness and warmer scattered showers west by night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 42 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Monday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 49 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sun day Maximum 44 Minimum 32 At 8 a m Sunday 40 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 32 Nationalists Trying to Gain Time Nanking national government which has until Wed nesday to surrender to the com munists is reported trying desper ately to win a delay Reliable sources here said emisarry will go to Chikow below Shanghai to outline for retired President ChiangKaiShek the 24 surrender points stressed by the reds Meantime 1000000 troops along a 650 mile Yangtze river front awaited the word that would set them fighting again Fighting may break out regardless of what answer the Nanking government gives the communists who want their armies to cross the Yangtze in about a dozen places and take over national forces The communists are dealing with Acting President Li Tsung Jen who controls only 200000 troops mostly around Hankow Shanghai and Nanking defense troops are under Gen Tang En Po staunch KaiShek man See 247 Votes for Repeal of TaftHartley Washington of Labor Maurice J Tobin Monday counted 200 house members and 41 senators certain to support the administrations TaftHartley re pealer This is 18 short of a majority in the house and 8 too few in the sen ate to put across President Tru mans bill to restore the Wagner act with some modifications But Tobins aides said the sec retary hopes to win over enough congressmen now listed as doubt ful to push the administration measure through to passage He is depending on the personal visits which local union leaders are pay ing on their representatives during the current Easter holidays to pick up the additional house votes needed The house will take up the Taft Hartley repeal measure a week from Tuesday The senate will act on it later Tobin said last week that a poll he made of the members of con gress gave him every confidence that the administration bill would be passed without substantial He declined at that time to reveal his figures 3 Cars Are Derailed on Great Western Carroll Chicago and reat Western freight cars were derailed a half mile east of the Ledderdale crossing Monday morning Traffic was being rerouted tem porarily over the Illinois Central One hundred feet of track was damaged UN Returns to Sessions After Easter Also Against Spanish Participation Under Marshall Program Lake Success N Y United States will oppose Franco Spains entry into the Marshall plan or the North Atlantic pact at this time despite any move the current United Nations assembly may make in Francos favor it was learned Monday This official American attitude toward Spain was disclosed as the UN ended a 3day holiday to take up work in Italys former African colonies and a Scandinavian plan to streamline assembly sessions The Balkan church trials are to be considered early this week by a special UN committee Reliable informants said the U S would prefer that the UN take no action on Spain during the spring meeting But the soviet bloc led by Poland wants to tighten UN objections toward the Franco regime Led by Brazil Latin American nations are lining up strength to have Ihe objections modified Clear signs that the eastern Eur opean powers would wage a re lentless fight against any modifi cation of the 1946 general assem bly resolution against Spain cropped up during assembly debate on the Atlantic pact Tfie 3 year old resolution censured the Franco government asked UN members to withdraw chiefs of diplomatic missions from Madrid and pro hibited Spain from joining spec ialized UN agencies t f If the eastwest issue cannot be side tracked the United States reluctantly will support return of ambassadors to Madrid and pos sibly participation of Spain in some UN agencies informants said However it was understood that the U emphasize its over all objections to the present Span ish regime and state that it has no chance at present of getting U S dollars under the Marshall plan or of joining the Atlantic pact This policy is aimed at taking some of the steam out of soviet propaganda if the UN votes a more moderate attitude toward Franco One American official said that the UN ban against sending am bassadors to Madrid had served no useful purpose He recalled that the U S normally has topflight diplomatic envoys in Moscow and the satellite capitals without giv ing its blessings to the policies of the communists Ringsted Offers Home for Doctor Ringrsted of this Emmet county town without a lo cal doctor for about 5 years have subscribed toward a home to be offered as an inducement to get a physician to move here it was announced Monday A corporatidn was formed for the purpose of getting a doctor for the towns 1000 inhabitants after a mass meeting last week Aged Man Succumbs to Crash Injuries Osage Funeral services were pending Monday for Charles H Duenow 87 St Ansgar who died at the Mitchell county Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered in a collision of his car with a truck southwest of here Thursday afternoon The accident occurred during the storm Thursday on highway 218 when his car collided with a truck of the Cedar Valley Produce company driven by Theodore Lowe of Osage Duenow was on his way home when the accident occurred 4th Sailer Peart Harbor 4th seaman died Saturday night of injuries suffered in an explosion in a gun mount on the destroyer Hollister Thursday His name was temporar ily withheld SAME IMS IIS few MAM timtfU to M V   

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