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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Pres and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imnri MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 8 1949 as declared when he squirted ahead of Police Of repreaented A THOUSAND than 1000 persons watched the battle of 3 Clear Lake and 5 Mason City contestants most agreeing that the cows took the punishment The affair was staged in front of the Cerro Gordo county courthouse in observance ofJune Dairy month Milking Contest Honors Go to Entrant From Clear Lake The 1st annual tugofwar between Mason City and Clear Lake Tuesday ended in a clear cut victory for Clear Lake E H Meyer retired farmer milking for Mayor W H Ward squirted a record 7 pounds of milk into his pail in 2 minutes His opponent Police Officer E N Wood milking a re luctant Holstein for Mayor Howard E Bruce of Mason City was able to draw only 2 pounds even despite a final squirt after Sheriff Gal Dwan had blown the timers whistle Charges of professionalism rejected by the judges Police Chiefs DeLoss Rawson Clear Lake and Harold E Wolfe Mason City They pointed out that since Mayor Bruce was hospitalized and had to send a substitute they could not well reject Mayor Wards last minute plea of in disposition No CowOperation The complaint that the cows did not give equal cooperation to all contestants also was rejected Each of the contestants drew the number of his cow from a hat held by Russell Weaver cochairman of the Cerro Gordo June Dairy Month committee which sponsored the contest The weights of milk drawn by each of the contestants was an nounced by Chairman Keith Holt Clear Lake as follows R G Schumaker president Clear Lake Rotary club 3 pounds 2 ounces Col L A Day president Mason City Rotary club 3 pounds 6 ounces George Mendon president Ma son City Lions club 1 pound 2 ounces Forde Lee president Clear Lake Lions club 3 pounds Roy Edgington Mason City Ex change club 4 pounds 12 ounces Max Boyd president Mason City Kiwanis club 1 pound 8 ounces E N Wood Mason City mayors representative 2 pounds E H Meyer Clear Lake mayors representative 7 pounds 12 ounces Says No Professional I hadnt milked for 7 years Meyer told the master of cere monies Hank Hook over the pub lic speaking system denying that he should be classed as a profes sional Hook reported that charges of Edgingtons being a ringer for Bob Carson president of the Ex change club also had been re jected Bystanders agreed that the only professionals involved were the eows the milkers being proficient particularly in wearing white gowns and caps provided by State Brand creameries Others pointed out however that the cows took more punish ment than the contestants and that the real champion of the day was the big Brown Swiss owned by Merrill Tietjens which provided fat streams of milk for every squeeze by Day and Meyer Gets Training Nipple A Guernsey cow was provided by M W Sprole Mason City a Holstein by the Cerro Gordo coun ty farm and a Jersey by R T Wil son Clear Lake president of the Cerro Gordo County Dairy Herd Improvement association Sponsors of the contest and those providing the prizes included all the creameries of the county and those selling dairy products The prizes included all the creameries of the county and those selling dairy products The prizes in cluded butter ice cream milk buttermilk cottage cheese ched dar cheese miniature milk pails and as a booby prize for Mendon a calf training nipple Weaver ex plained that would help Mendor train for next years contest To Look for Red Tinges in Textbooks Washington house un American activities committee has sent letters to 71 educational in stitutions asking for lists of their text books It wants to find out whether any with red tinges are being used Chairman Wood DGa told reporters the letters have been sent but insisted There is no in vestigation The letters have been sent to high schools colleges and univer sities and state boards of educa tion Committee officials said the schools were picked at random They said too that there is no infiingement on academic freedom whatever Such assurances they said have been given the National Educa tional association which heard about the letters and became con cerned II S Steel Firm Agrees to Coal Talks Washington L Lewis announced Wednesday the U S Steel Corp has agreed to new contract talks for its coal mines beginning June 13 at Philadel phia Lewis made public a letter to Harry Moses president of the H C Fdck Coke company U S Sleets coalproducing subsidiary confirming arrangements for the conference Often in the past a contract worked out by the United Mine Workers chief and the big steel making firm has set a pattern for the rest of the soft coal industry However the steel corporations coal production is only a small percentage of the nations total soft coal output The present coal contract expires June 30 and so far little has been accomplished in negotiating a new agreement Claims 2nd Confession in Muldoon Case Marshalllowu 2nd al leged confession by Alvin J Brown Jr 20 Tulsa Okla itinerant railroad worker that he shot and killed William J Mul doon 35 a Mason City paint sales man on a highway near here Monday was claimed Wednesday by Sheriff Harry W Jennings and Max Studer an agent of the state bureau of criminal identification It was claimed Brown said in the 2nd alleged confession that a radio broadcast about the slaying of a policeman in Minneapolis suburb and the subsequent flight of 3 desperadoes across 5 states led to the quarrel between him and Muldoon Brown reiterated that the shoot ing followed a bitter quarrel Jen nings said Brown said Muldoon apparently suspected that Brown was one of the desperadoes the sheriff added Meanwhile Dr Harold Sauer Marshall county coroner set 1 p m Thursday for an inquest in the case He said it would be merely a formality Vote for Inquiry on B36 Bomber house voice TO STAY IN CAPITAL Washington press of business will keep Senator Gil lette DIowa from attending the Iowa convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Ottumwa June 1619 the senator said Tuesday SAME Willie flar means no traffic dealhi pail houri ID Washington The authorized by unanimous vote Wednesday a broad congres sional investigation of the B36 bomber and national strategic air power policies The inquiry urged by Chairman Vinson DGa of the house armed services committee also will cover air force plane pro curement plans along with the history of the giant B36 The investigation was prompted by reports that top defense offici als have had personal connections with Consolidated Vultec Air craft Corp makers of the B36 and that the firm has received large contracts on funds freed by cancelling orders for other planes What a Salesman Los Angeles Of ficer Robert B Moville gave in surance agent Bill Carmichael a ticket Tuesday for driving through a pedestrian crosswalk As Moville dealt out the ticket Carmichael commented Your job must be very hazard ous Moville agreed A few more minutes of sales talk and Carmichael had sold the officer an insurance policy Reach German Trade Accord Berlin and the west ern powers virtually have con cluded an agreement on German trade western allied officials said Wednesday The 4 occupying powers were reported to have gotten around the double currency problem by agreeing to recreate the old Ger man clearing house This quasi banking medium provides for a credit system which avoids the ticklish argument over the re spective value of the east mark and the west mark The system would work this way If a German firm wants to buy 500000 marks worth of goods from the soviet zone it would deposit that amount of west marks with the clearing house The soviet zone seller then could use this credit to buy what he wants in the western zones It amounts almost to barter but keeps money in circulation Maj Gen George P Hays dep uty U S military governor said there was complete accord on fi nancing and trade itself despite the vexing east mark verus west mark situation The west mark has about 4 times the value of the east mark Western authorities assert that the eastwest trade agreement could go into effect Thursday were it not for the Berlin rail strike In fact the western powers have told the Russians to order the sovietcontrolled railway manage ment to meet the strikers de mands and end the walkout or else there will be no signatures on the trade agreemnt This Paper Consists ol Two No 207 Reject Pool Purchase by Mason City Voters Turn Down Skyland Park Offer by Nearly 41 Margin Mason City voters balloted nearly 4 to 1 Tuesday against is suing worth of bonds to buy the Skyland Park swimming pool and juvenile recreation area on the eastern outskirts of the city The vote Yes 445 No 1626 The vote was decisively opposed in every ward being to 1 against the proposition even in the 3rd ward closest to the pool Here is the unofficial vote by wards as reoprted by Miss Pearl Kellogg city clerk YES NO SP Total 1st 94 352 446 2nd 100 453 17 570 3rd 189 464 653 4th 62 357 419 445 1626 17 2088 The total vote was far short of what had been expected in view of the total of more than 2000 signatures on the petition which asked the city council to call the election Rule Natural Uranium Not War Material Frankfurt Germany U S military government court ruled Wednesday that uranium in its natural state is not necessari ly a war material and acquitted 9 Germans on charges of possessing a 2300gram block of it about 81 Uranium in its processed form is used in making atomic bombs Judge Fred G Cohn said that if uranium in its natural state was a war material then the same would be true of all materials tha1 could be used for making weapons If the element uranium is deemed to be a war material there must be legislation to tha effect he said The 9 defendants had admitted attempting to sell the uranium block toa U S army agent anc based their defense entirely on the contention that uranium is no a war material Margaret Rose to Visit in America London Margaret will make a private visit to the United States this autumn a source close to the royal family said Wednesday The visit is purely private the source said There is no ques tion of Princess Margaret per suading her father whether she may go to the United States The king has never opposed her trip there This referred to published stor ies here and in the United States that the kings younger daughter wanted to make the visit but was trying to get her fathers permis sion NECKTIE CONTEST Moscow ministries of trade and light industries have set up a special art council to award prizes for the 10 best necktie de signs in a competition Five prizes are for bow ties and 5 for 4in hands The Moabites were an ancient Semitic people related to the Hebrews See Defeat in Move Against Closed Shops Washington UR Administra tion spokesmen in the senate ad mitted Wednesday that they ex pect to take a licking in their at tempt to override state anti closed shop laws by federal legis lation A provision to nullify those laws insofar as they apply to in dustries in interstate commerce is contained in the administra tions TaftHartley repeal bill The senate planned to resume de bate on the measure this after noon amid these other develop ments 1 About 200 regional officials of AFL unions buttonholed sena tors in behalf of the administra tion no more amend ments than the 5 proposed in the compromise plan urged by Sena tors Lister Hill D Ala and Pau H Douglas D 111 2 Senators Irving N Ives R N Y and Margaret Chase Smith R Maine disclosed that they are considering sponsoring new pro posals for handling national emer gency strikes 3 Some senators expressed dis satisfaction with the strategy adopted by Senator Robert A Taft R Ohio in his drive to write basis provisions of the Taft Hartley law into the administra tion bill These senators alignec with the liberal GOP bloc pre fer voting on a series of amend ments to Tafts plan for a sub stitute bill The administration bills provi sion to override state laws re stricting or outlawing closed anc union shop agreements alreadj has aroused considerable opposi tion among democrats including some who usually support the ad ministration Iowa Bagpipe Band to Go to Scotland Iowa City Majo William Adamson said Wednesda that the University of Iowa Scot tish Highlanders an allgirl bag pipe band have agreed to per form next summer in Scotland The Highlanders have acceptec an invitation to appear at thi 1950 festival of music at Edin burgh Scotland under the spon sorship of the Scottish touris board Adamson said Members of the group who be lieve they will be the first Amer ican bagpipe band ever to appear in Scotland plan tentatively to perform at other places in land Ireland and Scotland Sixty thousand people live be low sea level in Californias Im perial Valley Say Red Teachers Should Be Barred AP Wirephoto SURVIVOR OF PLANE Santos 14 ban dage on head a survivor of the C46 that crashed 10 min utes after taking off from San Juan Puerto Rico Tuesday for Miami Fla is questioned by military police after being rescued and returned to San Juan Senator Hickenlooper Raps Isotope Shipment to Norway Washington Hickenlooper RIowa said Wednesday the atomic energy commission has sent Nor way radioactive isotopes for use in studies of steel for jet engines and rockets He called that a violation of the spirit if not the lettei of the law but David E Lilienthal the AEG chairman vigor ously denied it Under questioning from Hick energy commis sioner LewisS Strauss told con gressional investigators however that he feels his fellow commis sioners have overstepped the law in approving the export of radioactive isotopes for industrial research It has been brought out in the past that Strauss dissented when the commission voted 4 to i in August 1S47 to ship isotopes abroad for research purposes Strauss said he opposed the Norwegian shipment and had disagreed with his fellow com missioners about 12 times But he hastily added he had a high regard for each of them Hickenlooper and Lilienthal sharply disputed the importance of the shipments Ltlienthal argued there was nothing new about iso they were known be fore the war Hickenlooper con tended the shipments to Norway marked a swing away from a pol icy of sending isotopes abroad only for research on humanitarian purposes Last American Leaves Australia Sydney UR Robert W Metcalf the last American serv iceman in Australia took off Wed nesday aboard a PanAmerican World Airways Clipper Metcalf 36 a native of Elmira N Y thus completed 6 years and 5 months of service in Australia and New Guinea without a state side leave It probably gave him the long est stretch of unbroken Pacific area duty of any American soldier with the exception of Gen Doug las MacArthur Weother Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Wednesday night and Thursday with occasional light showers Slowly rising tempera tures Low Wednesday night 55 to 60 High Thursday 75 to 80 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Wednesday night and Thursday with showers west portion Wed nesday night and most of state Thursday Somewhat warmer Thursday Low Wednesday night 5458 southwest northeast 5864 Minnesota Mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer with scat tered showers Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 74 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Wednesday 52 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 53 BULLETIN Paris S Secretary of State Acheson demanded Wed nesday that the foreign mini sters council fix a 5day dead line for a complete end to the blockade of Berlin French sources said Jerdahl Picked as President of Lutherans Forest Rev B T Jer dahl Bode was elected presiden of the Jowa district of the Evan gelical Lutheran church on the 4th ballot Tuesday afternoon at the annual convention here Mr Jerdahlsucceeds Doctor N Astrup Larsen of Decorah Mr Jerdahl grew up in a rura parsonage at Ridgeway and re ceived his education for the min istry at Luther seminary St Paul Dallas seminary at Dallas Tex and Union seminary New York where he received his master o theology degree He has held pastorates in Iowa Texas and in Cleveland Ohio He spent 3 year as an army chaplain where he was supervisor of pris oner of wav Lutheran chaplains Mr Jordahl has been active in intersynodical and interdenomin ation activities Wednesdays session was given over to a survey of foreign mis sions and reports on the church colleges The convention will come to a close with banquet in co operation with the Iowa distric brotherhood Thursday evening with Ellsworth Klemesrud presid ing and the Rev A N Rogness Mason City speaking on Th Gospel as a Cure for Ail Socia Ills Eisenhower 19 Others Give Report Educators Agree Communism Principle Should Be Taught Washington top light Gen eral Dwight D Eisenhower and Harvard President James B Con Wednesday communists liould be barred from the teach ng profession They agreed too that principles of communism should be but not American schools Their charge that communist membership renders an individ ual unfit to discharge the duties of a teacher in this country was described by a National Education association official as the most outspoken statement on that sub ject ever made by an education ifroup of nationwide standing now president of Columbia university Conant and 18 fellow members of an educa tional policies commission made their observations in a 54page report on American Educational and International Tensions NBA Group The commission by the National Education asso ciation and the American Associa tion of School Administrators Its purpose was to study the teaching changes that might be advisable in view of political ten sions that may keep the world in a state of cold war for years to come The commission listed these main lilies of strategy for American 1 Young citizens should have an opportunity principles and practices of totali tarianism Including those repre sented by the soviet union and by the communist party in the United States The study should be accurate and objective and should make use of basic official documents No Advocacy 2 Teaching about communism or any form of dictatorship does not mean advocacy of these doc trines Such advocacy should not be permitted in American schools While we expose and pombat subversive activities in this country and abroad we must at the same time curb re actionary forces which would use anticommunist sentiment as a clubtothreaten eyery effort to improve society through educa tion 3 The schools should continue with vigor their programs for giv ing young citizens a clear under standing ofthe principles of the American way of life and a de sire to make these principles pre vail 4 Members of the communist party of the United States should not be employed as teachers Retired Merchant Succumbs at Bode services for N A Nasby 83 one of the first hard ware merchants in Bode will b held Saturday at 2 pm in th Lutheran church with the Rev V T Jordahl officiating Buria will be in the Bode Lutheran cemetery Mr Nasby who retired 10 year ago died Wednesday morning at hospital in Webster City He ha lived for several months with daughter Mrs Ole Clave at ster City Following his retirement from the hardware business his sons Neil and Keith took over He p leaves 2 sons Paul farmer nea Bcde and Donald an attorney a Los Angles Cal His wile preceded him in death Deny Appeal by Jake Bird Walla Walla Wash Birds latest and possibly his last maneuver to beat the noose was denied by a federal court judge Tuesday A new execution his soon be set The 48yearold Negro was convicted of m u r d e ri n g Mrs Bertha Kludt in Tacoma in 1947 Her daughter was also slain At the time for his conviction Bird pronounced a hex on those re sponsible for his conviction Since then 5 persons coririected with the case have died Police officials who have ques tioned Bird since his Conviction said he admitted knowledge ol or implication in 44 slayings through out the country It was through these confes sions and the which through a highly skillfulseries of legal ma neuvers that Bird gained previous stays of execution Chief Judge William Denman of the 9th US district court of appeals rejected the conyicted axe slayers latest appeal for hearing Denman held with 3 previous courts that there was no basis lor Birds complaint police had beaten a confession from him Birds 3rd scheduled walk to the gallows was postponed for 30 days on May 20 by Judge Denman The stay came a few hours before the convicted slayer was to hang at the state penitentiary here LION DEOWNS UR A 10pound baby lion drowned in Griffith park zoo Tuesday while its mother was teaching it to swim   

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