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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER BD1TED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSAPtR THAT HELLED WIN Xray program in October was a big factor in the first P PUWlC health Which the Mason City Commerce won at the national convention at otal of 7035 persons em xrayed for tubemilosis Local Jaycees Win National Award for Health Program For an outstanding program in the field of public health during 1948 the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce was awarded first place Saturday in competition with other laycee organizations in the United States in cities between 100000 population wasTmade at the 29th annual conven i Jhe Umted States Junior Chamber of Commerce be ing held at Colorado Springs Colo More than 1200 civic action programs of Junior Chambers in the nation were en tered in the annual contests Mason City had en tries in Americanism and membership and personnel also To win the national award Mason City jaycees sponsored a tuberculosis xray program and took successful steps to carry out a fly control campaign Won First in State The national entries were made 15 Jap War Criminals Are Hanged Tokyo more Jap The national entries were made by Mason City after the local hanfed by the U S army mclud chapter won first nlace in thp mg the officers convicted of chapter won first place in me state in the 3 activities Mason Responsibility for 4 the Bataan City also was first in Iowa in fire death march in the Philippines it i prevention but did not enter the project nationally A total of 7035 persons who work in Mason City were xrayed in the free program last fall at the rate of about 180 an hour Of these 185 were given retakes and their physicians notified of the results Jaycees spent weeks laying the for the program which reached a total exceeding 20 per cent of the citys population Bob Mott was chairman of the xray program and was aided by 2 sub chairmen A J Feeney and Bob Kinsey and many other jay cees who served on committees Headed Fly Campaigns Mott also headed the first fly campaign in 1947 but the 1948 program on which part of the health award was based was headed by Art Fischbeck now of Iowa City The downtown area was sprayed and special emphasis including internal spraying was done at all establishments handl ing food Three sprayings were conducted in residential areas by a rotomist sprayer While the 48 campaign was called by doctors and health technicians a marked success it did not achieve the complete results it had in 1947 due largely to what Dr Harold Gunderson Iowa state entomologist called suitable damp weather with plenty of juicy organic matter available to help build fly populations Attending the national conven tion from Mason City are Nor man Allison Iowa state vice presi dent and past president of the Ma son City chapter and Ed Foster immediate past president of the local group Allison and Doug Sherwin now of Clear Lake each were in the presidency for a part of the public health 1948 program of Mason City last won first place In the national competition in 1941 when the Americanism proj ect was adjudged tops Iron Worker Is Killed in Fall Dubuque Kuhle 31 Dubuque was injured fatally Friday when he fell 50 feet off a bridge linking 2 buildings here An iron worker Kuhle was em ployed by the Conlon Construction Company Police Officer W J Andresen that Kuhle fell off a scaffold on a new bridge under construc tion and landed on a 2nd bridge 10 feet below A fellow worker Laurel Kunkel Sherrill grabbed for him but Kuhle rolled falling 50 feet to the brick pavement The bridges linked 2 buildings of the Farley Loetscher Manu facturing Company 1000 BOY SCOUTS Brandon Man Inter national Boy Scout Camporee opened near here Saturday with nearly 1000 Scouts from Canada and United States under can vas was announced Saturday An announcement by Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters said the executions took place in Sugamo prison courtyard where former Premier Hideki Tojo and other top Japanese war criminals were hanged last year Included were Maj Gen Yo shitaka Kawane and Col Kara taro Hirano who were found guilty last June of ordering the infamous death march in which an estimated 10000 Americans and Filipinos died Five of those executed were convicted by U S army commis sions in Manila and the others by the U S 8th army military com mission in Tokyo The announce ment did not say when they were executed Parachutes From Fastest Airplane Los Angeles Richard Gene Barr first person ever to parachute from the worlds fastest plane said Saturday he didnt even remember leaving the plane Barrs F86 Sabre jet plane crashed into another F86 more than 20000 feet over Antelope valley Friday The body of the other pilot Capt William A Jlig gins 28 Cranston R I and Edge mont Cal was found near the wrecked planes It happened so fast that I dont know what happened said Barr 29 State College Pa and Arlington Cal I dont remember anything until I was floating down I dont even remember be ing thrown out of the plane Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Continued warm and humid Saturday night and Sun day High Sunday 8892 Low Saturday night 6065 Iowa Partly cloudy warm and humid Saturday night and Sun day Widely scattered afternoon or evening thundershowers Low Saturday night 6570 Minnesota Partly cloudy warm and humid Saturday night with local thundershowers near Ca nadian border Sunday partly cloudy with widely scattered thundershowers extreme south and east central portions some what cooler north and west central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum 84 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Saturday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 89 55 Five Cents a Copy Iowa Senator Wants Probe to Be Public Hickenlooper Against Committee Move to Go Behind Closed Doors Washington will get a look at the loyalty records of key atomic energy commission employes but behind the closed doors of the senatehouse atomic committee That decision made by a 9 to 8 vote of the committee Friday apparently pulled out of public hearings a major portion of the incredible mismanagement case of Senator Hickenlooper RIowa against AEC chairman David E Lilienthal Senator McMahon who made the move for closed sessions on the loyalty question promised a report of the commit tees conclusions when the in quiry ends Remarkable Action Hickenlooper who didnt vote on the issue that kept the com mittee split for a week called the decision a remarkable action He said that he doesnt know what course he will pursue now that they have blocked me on the security phase Later in a radio interview on Mutuals meet the Press pro gram Hickenlooper said the com mittees decision had forced him to reorient my approach be cause a very vital part of my presentation has been taken out from under me Public Presentation He said he had expected the se curity files would be gone into privately anyway but he wanted to make a public presentation on procedure leading up to clear ance and nonclearance of indi viduals Hickenlooper said he thought this was the publics business McMahon said that the commit tees public hearings will be re sumed Monday if Hickenlooper is ready to proceed with other phases of his case MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 11 1949 Near Record Wheat Croft Is Predicted Washington agricul ture department Friday forecast this years wheat crop at 1336 976000 bushels the 2nd largest of record This estimate is 24976000 bush els more than the 1312000000 forecast a month ago It compares also with last years crop of 1288 406000 with the record of 1367 186000 grown in 1947 and with the 10year 193847 average of 991950000 bushels Fridays forecast included 1036 741000 bushels of winter wheat and 300235000 bushels of spring wheat The winter wheat iigure is 15 265000 bushels more than the 1021476000 forecast a month ago It compares with last years win ter wheat crop of 990098000 bushels the record of 1068048000 in 1947 and a 10year average of 726553000 The spring wheat crop was 9 225000 bushels more than the 291 000000 bushels indicated a month ago It compares with last years crop of 298308000 and with the 10year average of 265397000 Lutherans Study Plan to Aid DPs Minneapolis fP A proposal that the church contribute per about the Lutheran World Action sub scription was up for consideration Saturday at the convention of the Auguslana Lutheran church Eight Lutheran bodies belong ing to the National Lutheran Council are cooperating in the world action program to resettle European displaced persons and to provide food and clothing for the needy throughout the world The council goal this year is Sunday 23 young men will be ordained into the Lutheran pas torate at closing sessions of the synod Friday they appeared be fore the ministerium to sign the Augsburg confession of the Luth eran faith Nine of the group will be spon sored at the ordination by their fathers who are Augustana Luth eran ministers Rev Vernon A Serenius Min neapolis was elected executive director of Immanuel Deaconess Institute Omaha Wherry Says Brannan Plan Is Socialistic Alliance Nebr Republi cans fired the opening gun in the battle for midwestern farm votes Friday night with an offer of an agricultural program free of gov ernment control Senator Wherry of Nebraska re publican floor leader of the sen ate told the Nebraska Stock Growers association that diver sion not destruction is the key to the solution of farm surpluses Wherry put forth his plan while topranking Truman administra tion leaders were preparing for conference at Des Moines Iowa Monday to sell the midwest in their own farm program Democratic leaders in Washing ton parried the Nebraskans on theground jumpthegun attack with radio talks by Senator J Howard McGrath chairman of the democratic national committee and Rep Biemiller They explained the Brannan farm program which would allow the prices of perishable farm pro ducts to go down with the differ ence to farmers made up through government subsidies Wherry called the administra tion plan socialistic He said it is being sold to farmers as a guaran tee of high income from unlimited production and to consumers as a guarantee of low prices from uncontrolled production Man Burns to Death as Wires Lay on Auto Fort Dodge man burned to death early Saturday after his car snapped off a high frequency electric transmission pole and then struck a tree The man was identified as Rich ard H Christiansen 31 of Hum boldt Sheriff Joe McMahon said Christiansen was alone in the car The electric wires fell across the car and set it afire The wires made it impossible to rescue Christiansen the sheriff said The accident occurred a short distance north of Fort Dodge on highway 169 between and 1 a m Expect New Red Proposal on Sunday Big 4 Conference Recessed at Request of Andrei Vishinsky Paris is expected to offer new proposals at the dead locked Paris foreign ministers conference Sunday The confer ence was recessed Saturday at the request of Soviet Foreign Minis ter Andrei Y Vishinsky Vishinsky abruptly asked for a day off when western representa tives said the conference was doomed to failure and might as well be wound up next week Vi shinsky gave no reason why he wanted a days recess but when he meets the western ministers Sunday he is expected to have new instructions from the krem lin Russia so far has not given an inch Fridays council meeting was punctuated by prodding outbursts by western representatives against Russias adamant stand Said Secretary of State Dean Acheson We are here to deal with realities and not to en gage in some form of diplomatic minuet The United States wants the conference brought to aclose un less some progress canbe made Vishinsky suggested Friday that a commission be set up to start pre paring for a German peace treaty He proposed the foreign ministers meet again in 3 months time and that the 3 powers agree to withdraw all troops from Ger many one year after a peace treaty is signed Western observers interpreted this as a strong ilropaganda bid on the part of Russia to win friends and influence people in both east and west Germany Western dip lomats said it was senseless to talk about a German peace treaty when there are now 2 Germanys east and west They asked How can Russia and the west agree on a peace treaty when they cannot agree on the minutest problems of the di vided country CIO Leaders Meet to Plan Taft Defeat Chicagro aids of the CIO political action committee were meeting here Saturday to map out a plan for defeating Sen ator Robert A Taft next Jack Kroll director of the com mittee said his group plans to do everything in their power to wage a successful antiTaft cam paign He declined to reveal the strategy planned Bob Taft would like to be in the position of playing martyr and yelling bloody murder about what the labor leaders are doing but were not going to give him the chance Kroll said He said the good sense of the people of Ohio would cause them to reject Taft at next years elec tion QUARTET ELIMINATED Buffalo N Y 4 Nub bins of Spencer were eliminated Friday in the first round of the international contest of the Soci ety for the Preservation and En couragement of Barber Shop Quar tet Singing in America This Paper Consists oi Two AP Wirephoto PRESIDENT DISPLAYS NEW Truman left proudly displays for white house newsmen a new cane he received from Battery D friends during his inaug uration as he prepares for departure tn Little Rock Ark for a battery reunion News men are left to Anthony Leviro New York Times Ernest Vaccaro Associated Press Larry B Urd Chicago Tribune Carl Levin New York HeraldTribune and Robert Nixon International News Service and president of the White House Cor respondents association No 210 Truman Urges No ERP Fund Cuts GlobeGazelle Photo WINNERS IN DECORAH FARMERS WHISKER CON of the winners in the farmers competition for beards are shown with Carl Michels the master of ceremonies They are Herbert Gross route 2 center who placed 2nd and Albert Womeldorf right route 5 The latters Abraham Lincoln look won 1st prize for him The whisker contest was a highlight of the Decorah Centennial celebration held Friday and Saturday Other pictures on page 10 Berlin Rail Workers Say Strike Will End on Sunday Berlin American command won a promise Saturday night that anticommunist workers will end their 22dayold strike against the sovietcontrolled Berlin railway system Sunday The strike would end on mediation terms made by the Americans and agreed to by the Russians Leaders of the rail union UGO said they would formally accept Sunday the terms laid down by Brig Gen Frank L Howley Howley told them he had per sonally negotiated with the soviet military administration and got a fair offer Fourteen thousand workers are affected The letter said 4 oc cupation powers the sovietcon trolled Reichsbahn railway and the west Berlin city government had agreed on meeting nearly 100 per cent the workers demands for payment of their wages in west marks West marks are worth nearly 4 times as much as soviet sponsored east marks in which the workers now are paid The letter indicated however that UGO had failed to obtain an other major rec ognition from the Reichsbahn management The strike has cut off all rail shipments into Berlin but trucks barges and the airlift have main tained the supply line Howley wrote UGO that he had the railway managements promise to pay at Jeast 60 per cent of the wages in west marks and that the city government would authorize up to 15 per cent additional in the same currency He said the Reichsbahn had pledged it would take no reprisals against strikers and that this would include anti communist union leaders Say Bus Strike Still Scheduled Des Moines UR Street Car Mens union said Saturday a strike of motormen and bus driv ers will go on as scheduled at 1 minute past midnight Saturday night unless the Des Moines Rail way company agrees to an audit of its books demanded by the union A strike would tie up the citys bus and street car transportation Lastminute negotiations were ex pected Saturday Union Attorney Max Putnam said the union wants an audit made by an auditor acceptable to it and the city but not necessarily approved by the company He said the company insists on approving the auditor Flyer Bill Odom Cracks Up Plane flyer Bill Odom cracked up on a takeoff here Saturday but es caped without injury Officials at Stapleton airfield ower said that after attempting he takeoff Odom who was planning a flight to Casper Wyo was forced to make a belly land ng He skidded the plane in with wheels up He hopped out without a scratch but his Beechcraft Bon anza plane was damaged The Iyer flew into Denver Friday from Chicago Morrell to End Contract With UPWA Ottuntwa Morrell company Saturday gave notice that it was terminating its pres ent contract with the CIO United Packing House Workers union The termination effective Aug 11 1949 will cover contracts cov ering the local in the Ottumwa plant and at the Topeka Kans plant The action was the signal for the opening of negotiations for a new contract between the union and company During last years negotiations there were a number of disputes between workers and company in the Ottumwa plant Under the contract either par ty by giving 60 days notice may terminate the contract Aug 11 Last years negotiations contin ued from prior to the termination in August until Dec 2 when the contract was signed Bar Group Urges Switzer Rejection Fairfield Jefferson County Bar Association Saturday passed a resolution urging the U S senate to reject President Tru mgns nomination of Carroll O Switzer of Des Moines for federal judge in the southern district of Iowa The resolution telegraphed to Senator Gillette DIowa who has voiced his sharp displeasure over the nomination read We unanimously urge every action to block confirmation ol Carroll O Switzer for U S judge Maquoketa Man Dies in Crash Maquoketa Ralph Usher 26 of Maquoketa was killed at a m Saturday when his au tomobile crashed into a truck on highway 161 Sheriff Lorin Felderman said Ushers car first hit a fender of the truck spun around and then struck the truck box The box broke loose and slid across the car sheering it off Usher was alone in the car SAME BlMk fUf trtttit 4tMh Im bean Makes Major Speech From Little Rock Communism Still Is World Threat President Warns By ERNEST B VACCARO Little Rock Ark Presi dent Truman carried to the peo ple Saturday his fight to keep congress from slashing European aid funds declaring such action would be a great gain for com munism If we were to falter now and cut down our aid he said in a nationallybroadcast address the momentum of recovery would be destroyed The people of these countries would be thrown into confusion and their advance to ward economic selfreliance would be blocked A slash in the funds available for European recovery at this time would be the worst kind of false economy It would cancel the hopes and the plans of the western European nations It would be a great gain for com munism Speaking at dedication cere monies for the World War Me morial Park the president sharp ly challenged economy advocates who try to convince us that we cannot afford to pay the price of peace These he said are the same voices that misled us in the 1920s From Both Sides Demands for a cut in EGA funds have come from members of both parties in the seriate where the appropriations committee is now considering a bill to finance Eur opean relief duringthe coming months I am confident we shall not make this mistake Mr Truman declared The presidents speech sounded the theme that this country still has a long way to go before we can make the free world secure against the social and political evils on which communism thrives The cause of peace and free dom is still threatened he said Predicting that the North At lantic Pact will soon be passed by an overwhelming majority in the senate Mr Truman de clared it is vital to follow this up with a program of military aid to increase the effective strength of the free nations against aggres sion Enormous Benefits He also disclosed1 that he will soon send congress legislation to launch his program ofAmerican help to the worlds underde veloped regions declaring that it offers enormous potential bene fits in a growing world economy Along this line the president defined in detail the ties which he said exist between the domes tic prosperity of the United States and its foreign pblicy We know that if we are to build a lasting peace in the world he said we must achieve three essential conditions First this nation must be strong and prosperous Second other nations devoted to the cause of peace and freedom must also foe strong and prosper ous International Structure Third there must be an inter national structure capable of ad justing international differences and maintaining peace Hope of world recovery he said depends largely on Ameri can prosperity while economic failure here would plunge other nations into chaos and despair It is a prime belief of the com munist philosophy that our kind of economy is doomed to failure the president said The commun ists predict that our prosperity will the rest of the free world down with it But they are as they can be We know more today about keeping our economy strong than we have ever known before We know how to strengthen our econ omy through the expansion of production and purchasing power and the improvement of standards of living We understand that con stantly rising nationaloutput in creasing real wages and a fair in come for farmers are basic ele ments of our economic strength To maintain these elements of prosperity it is not sufficent to drift with the tide We must take advantage of the new opportuni ties the increaseddemands which result from the natural growth of our population Cites We must develop our natural resources and restore those we have depleted or wasted We must establish fair distribution of busi   

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