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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 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 HOME EDITION TTTTTTJ Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Toward a Unified National Defense ANYBODY who thinks that achieving a unified national defense is going to ba an easy task just hasnt thought the sub ject through very well Its a problem filled with fundamental difficulties and conflicting view points on important debatable questions Often you heard it said What we need is some top man wholl knock some heads together Per haps Ive made such a comment myseli in times past But as Ive given more time and study to the question Ive sensed that it isnt that simple At the bottom of the problem of course is the question What kind of war will the next war be that theres to be a next war If there could be any unanimity among the experts in the answer to that question the unification assignment would be comparatively simple Atomic Bombs Role There are those of course who feel as I myself once did that war of the future would be fought entirely with atomic bombs and related weapons If this view point be accepted without reser vation there really would be no more than a subordinate role for army or navy It would be an air force job But in my readings on the de fense subject Ive made the ob servation that this viewpoint isnt held by those who are in best position to about the poten tial of atomic energy In this Im thinking of some of the scientists who had a part in the develop ment of our atomic bombs While not minimizing atomic bombs bacteriological warfare or any other innovation these scien tists almost without exception concede that there are limitations on their effectiveness No accred ited scientist known to me holds to the belief that a war of the future can be waged and won by these means alone A Transportation Problem Assuming the fullest devasta tion claimed for blasts based on nuclear fission there still re mains the problem of getting the atomic bomb There must be a base irom which the carrying craft shall be launched Shall this be from land or from sea In answering this question both the army and the navy have to be considered And thats where the argument begins Neither is willing to concede that its use fulness in a war is ended Not long ago Gen Omar N Bradley chief of the army staff dealt with the problem of a bal anced national defense in a talk at Boston In it he conceded a great and growing importance in the air force But his appeal was mostly for cooperation Partnership Needed Security he said is not a competitive race To forewarn ag gressors and to construct effective military might we are in need of partnership not partisanship concern for the safety of this nation the survival of our arms Because too many Americans are searching for an easy and popular way to security through topheavy trust in air power at the sacrifice of our remaining arms Gen Bradley pointed out we are in danger of reckoning our safety on fantasy rather than fact I do not deprecate the vast capabilities of air power as a pri ority weapon for attack against any aggressor state he added Nor do I deny that the threat of instant retaliation through an air offensive is our greatest de terrent to war today The Man With the Gun But I must part company with those enthusiasts who ascribe to air power limitless capabilities in winning an instant decision Air power like every other weapon has gaping limitations for war as we shall know it for many years to come However crippling air attack can be Gen Bradley observed further I am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that should this nation be forced into still another conflict we shall once more be forced to gain the in evitable victory over our dead of our soldiers on the ground By reliance upon a quick knockout blow in the opening months of a conflict according to the army chief of staff Amer ica might unwittingly risk de feat in war and the possible loss of our lives Even a champion he added does not enter the ring until he has trained for the full bout Theyre Rare Exceptions Both the army and the navy of course have invited the charge by their insistence on recognition that they are opposed to strength ening the air arm While there may be a few battleship ad mirals and muledrawn cassion generals they are in truth the rare exceptions I myself know of none In the current reshuffling of billion for national de CONT1NUE1 ON PACK 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 9 1949 This Paper Consists ot Two No 181 BIG ARENT Belmore 3 year old soiTif and Mrs A J Belmore of Odessa Tex is astonished at the piece oi hail he is holding and wonders if they can get any bigger In the foreground is a collection of hail gath ered by neighborhood children One baseball is also in the foreground to show a comparison The largest hail re ported in Odessa Saturday was 10 inches in circumference The piece to the right of the baseball measures 9 inches Make Opening Statements in Rut I edge Murder Trial Cedar Rapids Robert C Rutledge Jr was pictured al ternately Monday as a blackmail ing killer and as the victim of a man who seduced the physi cians wife and then demanded a fee to leave her alone The conflicting assertions came as attorneys for both sides made opening statements in the 27year BULLETIN London radio said Monday night tiie Russian zone commander has issued an order restoringtransport trade and communications services in Berlin The order signed by Gen V I Chuikov lifts the blockade at a m Thurs day the broadcast said Chinese Reds Edging Close to Shanghai Shanghai around Kaiting brought the Chinese civil war to an area 17 miles north west of the heart of Shanghai Monday Far to the southwest commu nists armies pressed a twin pronged offensive along an irreg ular 230mile front This opera tion extended from the seaport of Hangchow on the east to Lake Poyang on the west At some places the red drive had carried 200 miles south of Yangtze A Shanghai garrison command communique seemed to indicate the fighting closest to Shanghai was on a small scale Kaiting is on the ShanghaiNanking high way 7 miles north of the railway between the 2 cities Red troops thrusting along the rail line were within 35 miles of Shanghai Inside this largest Asian city the nationalist garrison ordered Chinese and foreign business firms and some government agencies to turn over 950 trucks and 300 jeeps for military purposes Picture Industry in 40th Birthday Hollywood UR Hollywoods gigantic movie industry which started in a Chinese laundry cele brated its 40th birthday Monday The picture which touched off the beginning of the multimillion dollar business was In the Power of the Sultan filmed May 8 and 9 1909 with the late Hobart Bos worth starring Filming of the picture was in a laundry Boswcvth a Shakespear ean actor got for the 2 days work admitting it was a strange but not unpleasant experience But Bosworth was not sure of the future of the infant entertain media He refused to let his name be used in the picture The horse is peculiar among alt animals in that each leg rests upon one toe SAME M old pediatricians first degree mur der trial He is charged with the knifewound death of Byron C Hattman 29yearold St Louis aircraft specialist in a hotel here last December The defense flatly denied the states contention stabbed Hattman 3 Children Perish in Fire that Rutledge Defense Attor new W Barngrover told the jury of 9 men and 3 women that Hatt man got Mrs Rutledge drunk se duced her and then demanded money to leave her alone First however Hattman who nad already tasted of the rose and insisted on more pursued the remorse stricken woman for 10 days Barngrover said Barngrover asserted in addition that Hattman made a shocking and vile remark about the defendants 23yearold wife County Attorney William Criss man however asserted Rutledge deliberately killed Hattman in the perpetration of robbery due to motives of unsuccessful blackmail and extortion jealousy and rob bery j Stove Blast in Muscatine Starts Blaze Mother Seriously Burned in Try to Rescue Victims Picture OH Page 22 Muscatine Three children died in a fire in their 2room home here Monday and their mother was seriously burned in an unsuccessful attempt to save them Dead were Deborah Diane Haynes 4 Neil Otis Haynes 2 and Dixie Kay Haynes 1 Their mother Mrs Neil Haynes was taken to Bellevue hospital in serious condition from burns and effects of smoke She was expect ed to recover Stove Exploded Fire Chief Paul Meerdink said the blaze apparently started when a kitchen oil stove flared up or exploded It ignited the cardboard covered walls of the kitchen he said The 3 children were in bed A 4th child Tony 5 ran across the street to call his mother who was using a neighbors telephone The house was all ablaze when she reached it and the smoke was dense She could not reach the chil dren She was hysterical when taken to the hospital Rescue Attempt Dick Gunzenhauser one of the first to reach the scene also at tempted to save the children He said the smoke was so thick he couldnot breathe It was believed the children died of suffocation before the flames reached them The father an employe of the Northern Gravel company was not at home when the fire broke out The house was a mass of flames by the time firemen and police could get there The house was located in the south part of town in an area of temporary dwellings near the ball park 6 Violent Iowa Deaths on Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six persons died in Iowa over the weekend as the result of acci dents Automobile accidents caused 4 of the deaths One per son drowned and another was killed in a plane crash Dr Herman C Struck 53 a Ka nawha dentist was killed Sunday in an automobile accident on a country road north of Webster City Dr Strucks car Sheriff E R Lear said crashed into an em bankment after failing to make a turn Larry Gannon 18 of Lorimor died at a Des AToines hospital Sat urday of injuries suffered earlier when his car ran off the road east of Winterset John Schnoor 80 of Denison died there over the week end of traffic accident injuries suffered last month Marion Auen 32 drowned Sun day when he slipped and fell into a gravel pit south of Lake View He had been fishing The pilot of an Offutt air force AT6 plane was killed Sunday when his craft crashed near Thur man At Omaha Lt Jared F Har rison base public relations offi cer identified the pilot as Capt Warren H Neff of St Joseph Mo A L Ackerly 77 of Center ville was killed in an automobile pedestrian accident in Center vine Sunday night Triplets Born on Mothers Day Chicago Richard 31 year old aeronautical student will always remember Mothers day 1949 That was the day his wife Mary 26 presented him with trip lets 2 girls and a boy The ba bies were born within 11 minutes of each other Sunday morning The Richards named the 3 pound 3 ounce boy Paul One girl weighing 3 pounds 5 ounces they named Patsy and the other weigh ing 2 pounds 8 ounces they named Theresa Sundays holiday also had a dou ble meaning for Edward McKay 20 whose 17 year old wife Yvonne presented him with twin girls each weighing 5 pounds whom they named Linda Anne and Suzanne Some 50000 Workers Go Back on Job BULLETIN Detroit The United Auto Workers CIO proposed to the Ford Motor Co that ne gotiations for settlement of a strike of 65000 Ford workers be reopened Tuesday UAW President Walter Reuther sought resumption of peace talks in a letter he said was de livered to President Henry Ford II of the company at p m CST Monday By UNITED PRESS Almost 50000 workers idled by disputes in the automobile indus try returned to their jobs Monday but Ford Motor company began laying off thousands after reject ing offers to mediate the CIO United Auto Workers strike at De troit and River Rouge Hudson Motor Car company re called 25000 Detroit workers Hudson shut down last week when a strike at Bendix Aviation Corp South Bend Ind cut off its sup ply of brakes Hudson was able to reopen Monday after removing its brake dies to another manu facturer Another 16800 workers were called back to the production lines at Briggs Manufacturing Co large Detroit builder of auto bodies which was closed by a strike of 750 men in the door department The strikers agreed to arbitrate their complaint of a speedup Resume Production Operations also resumed Mon day at the Plymouth division of Chrysler corporation which had laid off 5800 men when the sup ply of bodies from Briggs was choked off At Evansville Ind 2000 em ployes of a Briggs body plant and a Plymouth factory returned to work after a strike that began Friday over unsatisfactory working conditions Agreement in the dispute was reached Satur GlobeGazette Photo REGISTRATION began early and was heavy through most of Monday at the Hotel Hanford as the vanguard of the Iowa State Federation of Labor convention moved into Mason City The convention is to open Tuesday morning in the Mason City armory Shown standing at the registration table left to right are Eliz abeth G Ostrem Mason City Chamber of Commerce Harriett Cakebread Des Moines registration Mrs A A Couch and A A Couch president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor Des Moines Leroy Jones Clinton board member Austin Finnessy Des Moines director of education and public relations and seated left to right Sue Cul len Des Moines assistant office secretary and Ruthanna LaMar Des Moines office sec retary Other news and pictures of the convention on page 4 Spellman in Ceremony at Boys Town Boys Town proj ect begun by the Rt Rev Msgr Edward J Flanagan before his death a year ago Monday stood as a monument to his vision and energy Thirtyfour new buildings de signed to increase Boys Towns enrollment from 450 to 1000 were dedicated Sunday by a group of high ranking churchmen headed by Francis Cardinal Spellmsn archbishop of New York In his dedication address Card inal Spellman denounced com munism declaring the world faces the greatest crisis in the history of civilization Between communism and dem ocracy there can be no compro mise he said I believe that every true American if he but realized the truth would strive in love loyalty and unity to defend our nation from communists Paying tribute to Father Flan agan founder of the famous haven for homeless and neglected boys Cardinal Spellman said I have traveled all over the world and have never seen the equal of Boys Town Cardinal Spellman was honored Sunday night at a dinner after which he delivered a sermon at the annual university sodality night candle service at Creighton university The word money is believed to be derived from moneta an attribute of the Roman goddess Juno because the ancient Roman mint was established in the temple of Juno Moneta T The strike by 62200 United Auto Workers against Ford ap peared further than ever from set tlement The firm turned down of fers by Acting Mayor George Ed wards of Detroit and Mayor Or ville L Hubbard of suburban Dearborn to arrange company union meetings Begin Shutdown John S Bugas vicepresident in charge of industrial relations said the current FordUAW con tract contains machinery for set tling the unions charges of a speedup at the companys huge River Rouge plant and at the LincolnMercury division plant in Detroit As result of the strike the com pany began a shutdown program Monday that will idle more than 100000 workers throughout the 16 states and Canada in 10 days Other workers throughout the world will be affected if the strike continues for 30 days Cyclists Injured in Spill Near City A motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon south of Mason City on highway 65 resulted in injuries to 2 riders They were Jean Manee ly 15 daughter of Mrs D K Ma neely Hampton and Francis El wood 18 route 3 Hampton The cycle the 2 were riding went out of control on the tarred shoulder of the higway according to a dep uty sheriff w h o investigated Neither of the cyclists required hospitalization ELKADER MAN DIES Elkader 7P Clarence Mag gert 70 widely known northeast Iowa used car and junk dealer here for the last 25 years died Sunday of a heart ailment He was a poet and his collection of verses about northeast Iowa are owned by many Bomber in NonStop Hop to Portugal Lisbon Portugal U S navys famed recordbreaking patrol bomber Truculent Turtle ar rived here nonstop from the United States Monday in a flight comrnemqrating the first Atlantic air crossing 30 year ago The twinengine P2V2 Lock heed Neotune touched down at a m GMT a m CST after 16i hours in the air from takeoff time at Floyd Bennett air field Brooklyn N Y The Truculent Turtle followed the air route pioneered in 1919 by Admiral Albert C Read now re tired when he flew a plywood and canvas 4engined navy NC4 sea plans over the same route in 19 days Read was aboard th rs passenger when it landed here Monday morning Also a passen ger on the commemoration flight was Reads mechanic on the ori ginal flight Chief Aviation Pilot Eugene Saylor Rhoads now a navy inspector at the Lockheed aircraft plant in Burbank Cal Work Holidays Called in 2 Iowa John Deere Firm Plants By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Work holidays had been called Monday in 2 John Deere plants in Iowa In 2 other Iowa Deere plants work was scheduled to con tinue The oneday holidays were called at plants in Des Moines and Waterloo At Dubuque scene of a walkout Friday and at Ottumwa where there has been no work in terruption workers were expected to continue at their jobs The holidays were called by leaders of the CIO United Auto Workers Union at present negoti Young Demos Endorse New Farm Program Des Moines proposed farm program of Secretary of Agriculture Brannan received the endorsement of the Iowa young democrats at their convention here last weekend The 44 delegates termed it a program of abundance Alanson Eigar Mount Pleasant was elected president to fill the vacancy created by the resigna tion of Clyde Herring Des Moines Mrs Alton Powers Hubbard was elected national committee and Neal Smith Des Moines national committeeman The group condemned Gov William S Beardsley in a resolu tion for breaking faith with the people and doublecrossing labor Bank night depositories are now made oi stainless steel that wont corrode or rust See Choice Between Pact Labor Bill Washington Major ity Leader Lucas said aft er a white house conference Mon day that no decision has been reached as to whether the senate will take up the administration labor bill or the North Atlantic pact first Both matters are expected to take up considerable time Legis lative leaders were reported ready to let President Truman say which he wants first Lucas House Speaker Rayburn VicePresident Barkley and House Majority Leader Mc Cormack DMass attended the regular Monday white house con ference with Mr Truman Rayburn said the house prob ably will pass within a few days a bill amending the commodity credit corporation law The speaker said he discussed with Mr Truman a new measure that would raise the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour He said he also told the president of house developments cencerning labor legislation Connally told reporters he plans to ask Lucas to schedule the treaty for the earliest possible senate ac tion Lucas just returning to his post after an illness had indi cated previously that he wanted to get some of President Tru mans domestic program cleared before taking on what promises to be lengthy senate debate over the treaty With Robert Patterson former secretary of war as the first wit ness the foreign relations group resume hearings on speedup basis Connally said he will ask later witnesses to limit their oral testimony and file statements in an effort to conclude the hear ings this week The theaty thus may be ready for senate action within 10 days or 2 weeks The next major piece of legis lation to be brought before the administrations trade agreements program which already has been approved by the is expected to consume 2 weeks in debate It may be called up by midweek If the treaty then is placed be fore the senate arguments over that issue probably would carry over well into June leaving a stack of appropriations bills which ordinarily require action before July 1 Aged Woman Shoots Boy for Flower Picking Detroit guess Im a good shot said a shcrpeyed 88year old spinster Monday Ragged and unkempt Miss Em ma Arnold waited in jail while po lice investigated the shooting of a youth in her weedgrown yard late Sunday The youth Donald Walsh 15 and 7 other teenagers were pick ing Mothers Day bouquets They thought Miss Arnolds tumble down home was deserted A shot cracked and young Walsh slumped to the ground a bullet just below his heart Early Mon day he was in a critical condition at a local hospital Lt Ronald La Rue who went to arrest Miss Arnold faced a 38 caliber revolver He said Miss Arnold threatened him He ad vanced however and took the gun away from the woman he said Miss Arnold was arrested for investigation of felonious use of a deadly weapon Officers soon identified her as the aged woman who had repelled 4 young war veterans from her property 2 years ago wounding 2 of them slightly La Rue described Miss Arnold as a rugged old hermit She had not been out of her house for 3 years Neighbors brought food to her Greek Guerrillas Massing Troops Athens UR The Greek army is deploying to meet a threatened attack from guerrillas massing along the AlbanianGreek frontier for a possible summer offensive in northwestern Greece it was re ported Monday The Greek general staff an nounced that the guerrillas were piling up large amounts of ammu nition and other supplies inside Albanian territory The announcement did not speci fy the size of the guerrilla concen trations But unofficial sources es timated them at more than 10000 men GOES TO MAYO Rochester Minn UR Mrs Louis Johnson wife of the secre tary of defense has registered as a patient at the Mayo clinic a spokesman said Monday She ar rived with Johnson by plane Sun day Joiirwon will return to Wash ington Tuesday ating with the company for a new contract covering the 7 plants in Iowa and Illinois Mass meetings were set for Monday at Des Moines and Ot tumwa at which union members will cast ballots in a strike vote The Waterloo local last week au thorized its executive board to take a strike vote whenever it de sired More than 11000 workers are involved in the 4 Iowa plants The Dubuque local has set Tuesday for a strike vote at its plant The Des Moines declaration of a work holiday followed a meeting of the locals executive board Sunday The union claims a mem bership of about 1350 of the com panys 1800 employes A G Slade manager of the Des Moines plant said y would foe open Monday He said he had re ceived no notice that workers would remain away from their jobs At Ottumwa members of UAW local 74 will ballot from 1 p m to 8 p m Monday on the question of authorizing the union governing board to call a strike at the Deere plant there if it deems fit Acting President Walter Heady said The vote itself does not call a strike nor set a date for one He said the voting hours would per mit members of each shift to vote outside working hours COUGH DROP KING DIES Atlantic City N J liam H Luden 90 the cough drop king who beganhis miLlion dollar business as a candymaker died at his home here Sunday He founded Ludens Inc Reading Pa cough drop firm which he sold for a reported in 1927 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Monday night Low Monday night 40 to 45 Tuesday fair and sunny with high 65 to 70 Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night Tuesday fair and cool Low Monday night 4045 Minnesota Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday except for some cloudiness along the Canadian borderCooler south Monday night somewhat warm er northwest Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Mon day Maximum 64 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Monday 59 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 54 43 Globe Gazette weatherfor 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 71 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Sunday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum ftg Minimum 37   

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