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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mm Associated Press and United Press rull Lease Wires Fivo Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 6 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No SOS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor No 1 on My List of Unforgettable People One of the digest magazines car ries a feature called Unforgetta ble People It has always inter ested me very for the reason that I have a few unfor gettable people on my own list No 1 among these Im sure is an amazing philosopher and teach er named George T W Patrick Doctor Patrick died recently at his home in Palo Alto Cal at the age of 92 He was mentally alert to the last day of his long and useful life Doctor Patrick came into my life during my student days at the Uni versity of Iowa some 30 years ago He tried to teach me philos ophy But he did more than that Without consciously trying he helped me set some life goals His Mind Never Grew Old Through most of the years since that time we have carried on a periodic correspondence Within a month of his death I had from him a most stimulating letter He was still concerned about the fu ture welfare of his fellowman In this letter he proposed to write for me an article on the thesis that the colleges and uni versities of America should de clare a moratorium on mechan ical designed to make life easier and more com fortable and those designed to kill men in center ail their attention on devising a plan under which human beings might live with each other in peace and har mony Well he never got around to that Death intervened But what a heritage this wise old scholar left for our generation That her itage is written into some dis tinguished books which ranked him alongside Harvards famous William James as one of Ameri cas alltime greats in the field of philosophy Remembered by Students But to an even greater extent that Patrick heritage is written into the lives and hearts of the thousands who sat is his classroom on the university campus and communed through him with the wise phi losophers of the ages including Aristotle Plato and Socrates of Greeces golden age The many letters I have re ceived from him down through the years will ever be a reminder to me of this unforgettable charac ter who lived to outstanding old age even though never possessed of a body which could be properly described as rugged His was an inspiring triumph of mind over body Once some 10 years ago I re ceived from him a letter so re markable that when it was re produced in one of my commen taries it drew more than 500 ex pressions of approbation from listeners In it he proceeded from High Atom Employe Suspected Hickenlooper Mokes More Charges at AEC Hearings Washington Hickenlooper RIowa said Monday that the man who drafts top secret atomic re ports to congress once was suspended because the FBI ques tioned his loyalty When Hickenlooper tossed this out at a senatehouse in vestigation of the atomic energy commission AEC Chairman David E Lilienthal demanded that the person in volved be summoned for testimony Hickenlooper told his sional colleagues that the AEC employe had been hired originally under an emergency security clearance on August 8 1947 It was not until March 1948 that an FBI check turned up ser ious derogatory information about the individual Hickenloop AP Wireplioto THESE CONVICTS LOOK Valykeo left and Stanley Sheftic look happy as they eat their first good meal since escaping from the Moundsville W Va state prison Friday They were captured Sunday near Cadiz 0 along with Otto Neff who was wounded seriously Story on page Skyland Park Pool Purchase Comes Up for Vote Tuesday Purchase of the Skyland Park swimming pool on high way 18 a half mile east of Mason City and establishment of a juvenile playground and picnic area there will be up for a vote of the people Tuesday They will decide whether or not the city shall issue 000 in bonds to purchase the property from George H Krieger and levy a tax ofnot more than half a mill to retire the bonds Sixty per cent of the ballots cast must be favorable to make the bond issue legal The voting booths will open 7 a m in 4 places in the city and will be open until 8 p m ac cording to Miss Pearl Kellogg city clerk lows They are located as fol the premise that mans great need today is not for an easier life but for a strength to enable him to surmount lifes obstacles Best When Rowing Upstream Man he insisted is at his best when rowing hard against the stream Through evolution he has become strong and resistant to disease only because he has NOT had freedom from fear and free dom from want Because it was an amazing doc ument I laid the letter before a friend Bruce Gould of the Ladies Home Journal The result was a use of the letter somewhat am plified in that nationally circu lated magazine For this contribution Doctor Polling Places 1st administra tion building 2nd 3rd hall basement 4th ward S R Chevrolet garage The proposition is being put to a vote as the result of a request to the city council in a petition signed by more than 2000 persons Originally Krieger offered to lease the pool to the city council but was informed the city had no legal authority to do so He ex plained that he would be unable to operate the pool this summer The leased land on which his greenhouse and truck gardens are located north of Mason City has been sold and he will have to move his business this summer he said Cheaper Then Building Patrick received a stipend of eith er or a figure great ly in contrast with the payments to which he had been accustomed for his articles in scientific jour nals I shall never forget the let ter of appreciation I received from him on that occasion It occurs to me that in this visit with you I couldnt spend my time or yours more profit ably than by passing along some excerpts from the Pat rick letters in my file A Sense of Humor First and for the purpose of spotlighting his humor and kind liness Im going to dip into a let ter received from Doctor Patrick on the occasion of his 90th birth dd v it is true he wrote that I up smoking 55 years ago and that I discontinued the use of coffee 45 years since and that I foreswore indulgence in alcoholic drinks after a little episode at Johns Hopkins 50 years ago But still I do not believe that my length of days has been due to my temperance Probably more can be attributed to my happy domestic life Mrs Patrick and I have been wedded for 57 years Our first quarrel we have not yet had but there is sti11 Anniversaries Remembered We always remember each others birthdays and I rarely fail to have a present lor our an niversary I understand also that my wife has 58 of my valentines away somewhere Seven ago we celebrated our gold CONTINUED ON PACK 2 He then offered to sell the pool to the city for a price which Councilman Ed Kelly in vestigating for the city fathers reported was approximately half of what it would cost to build a like pool today Krieger began building the pool in 1945 and be cause of conditions had to do much of the manual labor him self he said As a result it took him nearly 3 years to build he re ported If the voters approved the pur chase the city would acquire ap proximately 6 acres of land with the pool on which a juvenile play ground could be developed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and somewhat cooler Monday night and Tues day Low Monday near 50 high Tuesday 70 to 75 Iowa Fair Monday night and Tuesday Cooler Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 50 to 55 Minnesota Fair and cooler Mon day night with patches of light frost likely in north portion Tuesday fair with little temper ature change Clemency for Bruntletf is Turned Down Des Moines William S Beardsley Monday declined to grant executive clemency to C R Bruntlett of Council Bluffs and set July 6 as the date for his hanging Bruntlett 51 was sentenced to death for the slaying Dec 8 1947 of Percy Smith Council Bluffs livestock dealer After the Iowa supreme court refused to interfere with the death sentence the condemned mans at torney had appealed to Governor Beardsley for commutation Bruntlett originally had been scheduled to be hanged at Fort Madison state penitentiary Feb 18 1948 but the sentence was not carried out because at that time the Iowa supreme court had not yet ruled on Bruntletts appeal er added Hickenlooper said the person involved was furnished with a statement of the charges against him and suspended in April He was given a hearing in May the Iowa senator continued before a board of 3 AEC employes includ ing 2 scientists and a lawyer 24 Mentioned Although 24 persons were men tioned in the 50page FBI report as giving derogatory information about the suspended person Hickenlooper said only 2 were called for testimony and a 3rd was interviewed over the phone He said the board called 15 witnesses suggested by the sus pended employee and recom mended unanimously that he be given security clearance This was done in what Hicken looper described as a speedup pro cess on June 18 1948 Some Doubtful Before Hickenlooper brought this up Lilienthal had testified that the AEC is keeping some per sons with doubtful records on the payroll because that seems safer than firing them He said some got their jobs when the army was running the atomic projects Under questioning from a sen atehouse committee the AEC chairman said he knows that atomic developments are a pri mary target for communist spy activity BTft Lilienthal insisted there are some circumstances where persons with doubtful records should be kept at work West Awaits Reaction to Acheson Try Paris western powers are reported Monday to be await ing Moscows reaction to a per sonal attempt by Dean Acheson to reach a compromise agreement with Russia on Berlin Acheson dined at the U S em bassy here Saturday night with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky Reliable informants said the American secretary made clear how far the U S would go in making concessions at the cur rent foreign ministers conference The informants said Acheson stressed that the west is standing firm on their main propositions on Berlin and Germany and that if Russia has any new proposals to offer they should be put forward now The sources said the day and a half between the dinner and Mon days scheduled secret session of the Big 4 council gave Vishinsky an opportunity to contact Moscow and come up with any compro mises the Kremlin might have up its sleeve French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman speaking a war me morial service Sunday said the foreign ministers face severa weeks of hard work in trying to reach some settlement Schuman added it was certain the Big 4 would not have met if they did not have the will to reach a peaceful settlement AP Wirepholo DAMAGED CARGO air view shows a gaping hole ripped in the side of the cargo ship Exmouth ina collision with the Greek freighter Hellenic Beach in a dense fog off the Delaware coast Sunday The Greek ship vanished after the accident and its dam ages are unknown Face Charges in Fatal Car Crash VInton bus line opera tor and one of his drivers Mon day faced charges resulting from a fatal accident Friday Howard Dickson owner of the Vinton bus line was charged with permitting an unauthorized per son to drive a bus and Clifford Harrison driver was charged with driving without a license Harrison was the driver of the bus that struck an auto driven by Ralph Waller 71 Charles City Waller was killed in the crash Harrison told authorities that Waller drove directly into the bus path No one on the bus was in jured Russian Spy in Wartime Is Described Washington blond li brarian of the Bell Aircraft Co testified Monday how a soviet agent tried to get wartime secrets of ram Jet engines and swept back the FBI keep ing tabs on him Mrs Joseph J Franey of Buf falo N Y told the house un American activities committee that the Russian was a purchasing agent named Andrei Schevchenko Mrs Franey related under oath iiow she and her husband worked with the FBI to turn over micro film copies of some of the reports the Russian wanted She said the idea was to work up gradually into confidential and restricted reports so that the man could be arrested and prosecuted for having secret information in his possession Mrs Franey said the first deliv ery was made in the summer of 1945 The Russian paid or for it in bills that were turned over to the Gmen De liveries continued she said until the man left the country in Feb ruary 1946 The librarian said the FBI called her at work at that time to tell me he had just left the coun try and got out of the country without being prosecuted Uphold Fines Against UMW Washington U S cir cuit court of appeals Monday up held the contempt of court con viction of John L Lewis and the United Mine Workers for failure to call off a strike last year The court ordered the UMW chief and the union to pay fines totaling The fines were imposed by Federal District Judge T Alan Goldsborough on April 20 1948 The fine against Lewis amounted to The union fine was Goldsborough imposed the fines because Lewis refused to carry out a court order to halt a strike over miners pensions It was the 2nd contempt finding against Lewis and the union In 1946 Goldsborough fined the union and Lewis 000 for contempt On an appeal to the supreme court the unions fine was cut to Lewis penalty was left unchanged In the 2nd contempt action Goldsborough doubled both fines Riceville Tot Killed When Hit by Truck Riceville services for Larry Stephenson 2yearold son of Mr and Mrs Lyle Steph enson who was fatally injured Saturday under a truck on the farm tenanted by the Stephensons southwest of Riceville were held Monday at Le Roy Minn The truck was being backed in the farm yard by the childs father who thought that Larry was in the house asleep Instead he had been brought out into the yard to play by Mrs Stephenson to the father Larry was rushed to the office of a Riceville physician who said the child died instantly of a crushed skull Larry was an only child 2 Die in Air Crash 2 Drown J Dead in Car Wreck in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths in Iowa over the weekend included 2 in a plane crash 2 by drowning and one as the result of an auto accident The auto accident victimwas L G Reynolds 43 of terloo He was killedwhen the car in which he was riding struck a bridge early Sunday near Waterloo on highway 20 A companion in the car was not seriously hurt IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Mon day Maximum Minimum 85 G2 6th Brother Dies After Home Fire Hazleton Pa The fire that wrecked a west Hazleton home killing 5 young boys claimed a 6th brother Monday as more than poured into a relief fund foxthe couple and their 8 re maining children Robert Gaizick 7 died of burns VIonday morning in Hazleton State lospital Mis parents Mr and Mrs Stev en Gaizick are still in critical con dition The father is a mine la borer At 3 a m Monday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 56 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 45 65 90 57 SAME BlMik tltt Irtffle Im Although the sun is much larger han the moon the difference in distance is so great that from the earth they appear to be about the same size 50th Anniversory for Marshalltown Paper IVIarshalltown years of ownership of the Marshalltown TimesRepublican by D W Nor ris its present editor and pub lisher was observed by the news paper Monday It published a 56 page anniver sary and historical edition depict ing 50 years of progress in Mar shalltown Dr Rutledge Bond Is Set at Cedar Rapids JP District Judge J E Heiserman Monday set bond for Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr 28 of St Louis who was convicted May 28 of 2nd de gree murder in the death of Byron C Hattman 29 Bond was not im mediately posted Judge Heisermans order said Dr Rutledge would be free to leave the state if bond is posted The judge stipulated however that the young pediatrician must appear for judgment and sentence or for any other reason at any time the court may order Rutledge has been in the Linn county jail since he surrendered March 23 and pleaded innocent to first degree murder charges against him A jury of 9 men and 3 women convicted Dr Rutledge of 2nd de gree murder in the knifewound death Hattman in a Cedar Rap ids hotel room Dec 14 1948 The jury did not accept Rutledges con tention that he killed Hattman in selfdefense during a quarrel over Hattmans attentions to the doc tors blonde wife Sydney 23 Frederick Randolph about 28 of Ralston and Carl C Tyger 52 of Bradford Pa were killed when a light plane crashed and burned on a farm at the edge of Ralston An 18yearold youth LeRoy Johnson son of Mr and Mrs Harry Johnson farmers living near Audubon drowned Sunday in Arrowhead Lake near Lake He and 2 other youths had gone fishing and swimming and Johnson stepped into a hole 12 feet deep The other drowning was that of 11yearold David Nelson who died Saturday at Credit Island Davenport when he stepped from a rowboat anchored to the shore into water he apparently thought was shallow BULLETIN Washington nalo r Fulbright DArk said the senate foreign relations commit tee Monday approved the At lantic pact and a report recom mending that the senate ratify it Because of the alkaline content of ashes tools and containers used to handle ashes in big power plants must be made of metals which resist corrosion Monday Is Fifth Anniversary of DDay By HARVEY HUDSON Omaha Beach France Monday is Dday plus 5 years On June 6 1944 church bells all over the allied world pealed to icrald the invasion of Adolf Hit lers fortress Europe by shock droops of the western democra As they fought their way into France soaking the sands of this beach with their blood the pray ers of freedomloving peoples went with them The impossible had come to pass The new order built to live a thousand years was pierced 996 years before its promised millen ial Now the invasion seems equally impossible Grass grows over the old fox holes Cattle roam the fields French peasants till the soil where the boys frorn Brooklyn fought the boys from won But offshore lay the rustling hulks of the ships sunk to make an artificial harbor so the allies could land the overwhelming Product of their warfactories and he men who had left peace be lind them to man that product Inland are the battered villages that still bear witness to the fury of the onslaught And high on the bluff which overlooks the landing place lie the tieroes who fell so their comrades could eat deeper into the rotting fabric of Hitlers empire Sunday was dedicated to these men by a world which seems not to have found the universal broth erhood they so nobly sought Two little Norman bols of the worlds hope for the fu wreaths where the men who died to make that future were laid to rest Two Americans represented the thousands of their countrymen who represented the United States 5 years ago They were Brig Gen Joseph OHare military attache at the embassy in Paris and Capt Smith Hutton naval attache A French naval guard of honor a drum and bugle corps and an honor guard from American Le gion post No 1 in Paris seemed lost on the beach which memorys eye peopled with the thousands of soldiers who poured over it as part i of a military maneuver Gen Dwight D Eisenhower has called the crusade in Europe French villagers held ceremo nies all along the invasion coast The villages of St Laurent and Vierville were awarded French Croix de Guerre by Robert Be tolaud French minister for war veterans Perched In a tree fallen like Hitlers dream of world conquest was the wreckage of a German plane V Wherry Sees Thumbs Down on Tax Hike Washington Dem ocratic Leader John W McCor mack Mass says house strate gists will press for action at this session on President Trumans re quest for a tax in crease But Senate Republican Leader Kenneth S Wherry Nebr pre dicted that congress will turn thumbs down on any tax boost And then he said the adminis tration will go back to where it is now to deficit spending The two aired their views Sun day night on Theodore Graniks American television forum over the National Broadcasting com panys television network Wherry prompted the tax dis cussion when he asked McCor mack do you intend to bring out a tax bill Do we intend to McCormack asked Certainly we intend to The ways and means committee is now considering extension of social security legislation and after that is over will proceed to the consideration of a tax bill Wherry replied that the chair men of the senate and house tax writing committees are cool to ward the tax boost Then he pre dicted flatly There will not be a tax bill presented or passed in both houses of congress in this session of the legislature Boy Dies of Burns After Nearly Month Vernon Tex ff D on n i e Woodward plucky 10yearold farm boy who amazed doctors by surviving horrible burns for al most a month died Monday The young son of a tenant farm er had been hovering between life and death since May 10 when 70 per cent of his body was burned For weeks the boy had alternately rallied and then weakened Only Sunday he had revived enough to talk to his parents He asked about his pet cow Old Jersey and his dog He worried about Old Jersey and didnt want any one else to milk her Letters and gifts had been ar riving for weeks as a tribute to his courage A brother accidentally tossed blazing gasoline on Donnie The boys were burning weeds The boy had been kept under an oxy gen tent in this small north Texas town ever since he was burned He was given frequent blood transfusions though it was diffi cult for physiciansto find a vein under his scarred skin Senate Unit Okays AntiLynch Bili Washington antilynch ing bill was approved Monday by the senate judiciary committee The measure introduced by Senator Ferguson was the iirst civil rights legislation to be approved by a senate commit tee at this session of congress The legislation provides a max imum penalty of a fine or 20 years in prison or both for conspiracy to incite aid or commit a lynching It would apply to peace officers as well as members of lynch mob Thomas Asks ToftHartley Repeal Move Washington EI bert D Thomas DUtah opened senate debate on new labor legis lation Monday with a plea for quick repeal of the TaftHartley law Thomas chairman of the senate labor committee declared thatin last falls election the American people in unmistakable terms de cided that the TaftHartley law was a mistake His speech was the first in a de bate that may go on for 2 weeks or more Before the senate met there were strategy discussions in separate meetings of the repub lican policy committee and of dem ocrats on the labor committee There was no sign that either pro duced any shifts in position As the debate opened John L Lewis told the senate that re ports are current that Presidents William Green of AFL and Phil ip Murray of CIO have secretly agreed to at least 4 oppressive amendments to the labor bili whichPresSdent Truman The Mine Workers presl deutifent identical telegrams to all 96 senators V Y   

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