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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 0 w7N S HOME EDITION Associated Pres and United Press FuU Lease Wires START CHECKINGNorth Iowa farmers with early corn should start checking it now for corn borer Doctor Harold Gunderson Iowa State college ento t11 as the corn averages 35 inches tall extended leaf begin counting borer egg masses If the count averages 50 egg masses per 100 plants use DDT GlobeGazette Photo Doctor Gunderson met extension directors and vocational agriculture instructors from 11 North Iowa counties in one of Sam Kennedys fields near Clear Lake Thursday after noon The extension directors are preparing to hold borer recognition classes throughout their counties DDT Short for Corn Borer Control Gunderson Fears Much Crop Damage Iowa faces millions of dollars of damage from the 1st brood o corn borers because farmers would not heed the advice given last winter tolstock up on enough DDT for the 1st treatment this month We could easily have a million dollars worth of damage per county declared Harold Tiny1 Gunderson Iowa State college ex tension entomologist He met Thursday afternoon with county extension directors and vocationa agriculture instructors from North Iowa counties Standing in one of Sam Ken nedys corn fields a mile east of Clear Lake Gunderson told of egg mass counts up to 1400 on 100 stalks in Jasper county this week Counts of 600 and 700 are not at all uncommon he said We have neverbefore counted 600 egg masses per 100 plants the United States he reported 50000 Gallons Inthe face of a record infesta tion Gunderson continued deal ers have reported only 50000 gal Ions of DDT on hand in Iowa To treat the 1st brood of borers just once he pointed out would take at least 2000000 gallons The field in which he stood with 100 egg masses per 100 stalks was lightly infested he said despite the fact that he rec ommends spraying any field with 50 per 100 when the corn is at least 35 inches high With continued warm weather Gunderson said much of North Iowas early planted corn will be 35 inches tall Saturday and spray ing should get under way To save DDT and work he made the fol lowing recommendations Dont treat corn less than 35 inches high extended leaf be cause borers dont survive well on shorter corn Dont Treat iu Wind Dont treat if the wind velocity is more than 10 miles an hour The wind will knock a large per centage of the egg masses off the corn KGLO newscasts will report wind velocities Dont treat ahead of rain which will wash off both the DDT and many of the egg masses A beat ing rain will do a better job of control than spraying with DDT Here are his suggestions for control Walk into the cornfield from the corner about 10 rows Check to make sure corn averages 35 inches high extended leaf Go diagonally across the field and stop at intervals to count egg masses In drilled corn count the egg masses on every 5th plant in each of 5 scattered rows In checked corn count egg masses on 1 plant in each of 5 consecutive hills in 5 scattered rows Multiply the count on the 25 stalks by 4 If that total is 50 or more and the corn is at least 35 inches tall use DDT Use 3 Nozzles Use 1 to 14 pounds of actual DDT on each acre and always use 3 nozzles per row to get max imum coverage Concentrate the spray on the axils and whorls Use adjustable nozzles The higher the volume the bet ter the control but the pressure is too high when it produces ex cessive drift Most effective control is with high volume high pressure ground equipment about 70 per cent effective Low volume low pressure ground equipment is about 65 per cent effective ground dusting 60 per cent air plane spraying 55 to 60 per cent and airplane dusting 50 to 55 per cent But the important thing is not the type of the equipment but getting the job done Gunder aon added The DDT Is effective for 7 to 10 4ayi on the plant but with new GlobeGazette photo Iowas farmers are learning to recog nize trouble when they see it in the form above It is a typical corn borer egg mass The lead pencil gives a size of compari son Most of the eggs will be found on the underside of the corn leaves but some arc on the upper side and on the stalk leaves developing daily the field should be sprayed a 2nd time about 7 to 10 days after the first spraying if there still are 50 egg masses per 100 plants Mercury to 87 The mercury in the thermome ter at toe KGLO transmitter climbed to a warm 87 degrees at pm Friday in comparison with a maximum reading of 85 degrees on the same date a year ago Weather forecasts predicted 90 de gree temperatures for the middle west Friday Government Rests Case in Perjury Trial Against Hiss New York The government Friday rested its case against Alger Hiss former state department official ac cused of perjury to conceal evidence of espionage days The prosecution completed its presentation in 14 trial Soft Coal Talk Slated Pittsburgh coal pro ducers in the northern and west ern coal fields Friday agreed to meet John L Lewis in contract negotiations on June 22 at White Sulphur Springs W Va This bargaining group repre sents producers of 200000000 tons of coal annually in western Pennsylvania northern West Vir ginia Kentucky Ohio Indiana Illinois and a few scattered states west of the Mississippi The meeting time and place was named in a telegram to Lewis signed by Ezra Van Horn chairman of the bituminous coal negotiating committee The telegram said the soft coal producers were willing to discuss negotiation of a new coal contract to replace present pacts expiring June 30 as demanded by Lewis in a letter to the northern and west ern producers last Tuesday Th operators met here Friday to conclude plans on the 4th front of 1949 miners contract negotia tions with the assurance that the men will be back at work next Monday at the scheduled end of the current weeklong stabiliza tion walkout At the same time another large coal producesr group the steel company operators of the so called captive mines were hold ing a separate top level confer ence MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 17 1949 Senate Into 2nd Round in Labor Fight 5 Proposals Put Forth Concerning Injunction Powers Washington choice be tween injunctions or seizure con fronted the senate Friday as it en tered the 2nd round of arguments over how to deal with strikes that imperil the national health or safety While 5 proposals were vying for votes what the senators really were trying to decide narrowed clown to these alternatives 1 Continue specific government power to get court injunctions as in the TaftHartley act Labor unions are solidly against this 2 Avoid any mention of injunc tions but authorize the govern ment to seize an industry This is another way of authorizing an in junction if it becomes necessary but it is not nearly so bad in the eyes of most labor leaders The big contest was expected to be between 2 proposals which draw the issues most clearly One by Senator Taft ROhio and other republicans would auth orize injunctions in so many words seizure too The other by Senators Douglas DI11 and Aiken would authorize only seizure This is supported by the democrat leader Senator Lu cas of Illinois The other proposals include one by Senator Ives RN Y which provides for neither seizure nor injunctions It would rely on rec ommendations of an emergency board plus possible congressional action in the case of work stop pages Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warm with possible thundershowers Satur day Low Friday night near 70 High Saturday 90 Iowa Fair south and east and partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms northwest Fri day night and Saturday Not so warm northwest portion Satur day Low Friday night 6672 Iowa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average near normal north 4 to 8 degrees above normal south Lows aver aging 58 to 64 and highs 82 to 88 Warm and humid with only temporary cooling associated with showers Local thunder storms begining northwest Sat urday and occurring in other sections Sunday through Tues day Rainfall will average i inch Minnesota Showers and scattered thunderstorms over most of stata Friday night and Saturday Cooler south and east portions except urday Divorce Granted London Stein er a hair specialist charged Fri day that his wife hit him with a spade a milk bottle a glass tumb ler a plate and some butter He said she also walloped him with a cane pulled him downstairs by his leg scratched him with her fingernails and pushed a burning cigaret into his face Steiner obtained his divorce The only witness called this morning was Benjamin H Fir sheim a stenotypist who testified that he misinterpreted testimony which Whittaker Chambers made before the house unAmerican activities committee Aug 25 1948 Chambers a onetime communist courier was the key prosecution witness in the trial Firsheim apparently was the surprise witness with whom the prosecution had announced it would wind up its case He was the 33rd person to testify for the government The house committee testimony figured in the searching cross examination of Chambers by Lloyd Paul Stryker Hiss attorney Chambers disputed the steno graphic record of the committee hearing which quoted him as say ing that the Hiss home in Wash ington was on Dent Place Firsheim vindicated Chambers on this point He said there was a question in his mind as to what Chambers had said but that he made the word Dent instead of Bait after conferring with a member of the committee staff Assistant U S Attorney Thomas F Murphy had told newsmen aft er Thursdays climactic session of a surprise witness Henry Julian Wadleigh whose appearance also was a surprise had just admitted that he stole U S secrets for Rus sia Wadleigh onetime associate of Kiss in the state department ad mitted Thursday that his commu nist sympathies led him to turn over confidential documents for relay to Russian agents extreme southeast Sat IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 85 60 72 73 58 5 Persons Drown in Kentucky Lake Paduoah Ky per sons drowned at nearby Kentucky lake Thursday when the out board motor on their boat failed and the craft drifted into a dam spillway The dead were John Lasak his son Dean 17 Fred Rich and Miles Baker all of West Frank furt 111 and J W Morin Herrin 111 Farmers Getting Less of Consumer Dollar Washington the first time in 6 years farmers are getting less than 50 cents on each dollar spent by consumers for farm products The agriculture department said Friday that the farmers share dropped ot 49 cents in April and it estimated that the figure will be about the same for May The departments bureau of ag ricultural economics said the farmer hasnt received such a small part of the consumer dollar since May 1943 The peak of 55 cents was reached several times between November 1945 and January 1948 The frigate bird has the habits of a pirate This odd looking sea bird steals much of its food from other birds forcing the victim to give up the prize by a literal s h a k e d o w n twist from its powerful beak This Paper Consists ot Two No 21S 5 Injured in Auto Crash Near Osage Osage Plans of 5 northeast Iowa residents to attend a funeral in Minnesota were disturbed near here at a m Friday when their car upset on highway 218 6 miles north of here Paul White Worthington owner of the car shoulder injury Mrs White head back and knee injuries Mrs Catherine Becker Dyers ville chestin juries Charles Kern Dyersville bruises Theodore Demmer Farley bruises Demmer driver of the car said hie became confused because there were 2 roads leading from the corner ashe turned north on the highway lost control of his 47 Chrysler and plunged into the litch on the left side of the road The car turned completely around and over A neighbor E J Feather re ported the accident to Deputy ewis Haberkorn who said the car was damaged to the extent of at least Find No Accords at Big Four Meet Mayo Youth Recovers From Diabetic Attack Waterbury Conn VTayo 15yearold grandson of the ounder of the Mayo Brothers clinic at Rochester Minn has re covered from a diabetic coma and vill continue touring with a cir cus his mother said Friday Young Mayo a junior at Rochester high school and a dia jetic since the age of 4 was stricken here Wednesday while curing with the Ringling Broth and Barnum and Bailey cir Joseph who wants to become a veterinarian is traveling with the circus helping Dr Arnold Pils he circus physician His father is Dr CharlesW Mayo a surgeon at the famous clinic CONSUL TRANSFERRED Washington The state de partment has announced transfer of Norman Eugene Warner North nglish Iowa from the office of vice consul at Antwerp Belgium o Ciudad Trujillo Dominican Republic as third secretary and vice consul FLOGGING VICTIM DEFIES NIGHT Guyton Stovall 37yearold navy veteran of Birmingham Ala got a gun after a whiterobed band dragged him from his home drove him to a side road and lashed him about 20 times with a leather belt He said they threatened to return if he told the newspapers They gave as a reason for the flogging that he left his children alone at night He denied this Neighbors described him as a good husband and father AEC Official Soys APlant to Shift From Coal to Gas f j Sumner Pike said Friday the atomic energy commission is going ahead with plans to use gas as fuel for its Oak Ridge Tenn plant be cause it believes that is a sound moneysaving proposal Pike was in the witness chair of the senatehouse atomic committee which has formally declared its opposition to use of gas Coal is the fuel now used at Oak Ridge Wants Labor Conciliation Unit Set Up Des Moines William S Beardsley put out a feeler Fri day to see if a state labor concil iation service could be set up within the framework of present state laws He said his immediate object was to get voluntary consent for appointment of a state conciliator to settle a bricklayers strike in Des Moines Governor Beardsley told a news conference that he had requested the master builders and the bricklayers to agree to the ap pointment of a conciliator My desire is to see what can be done about avoiding strikes be fore they develop he said In this case we have a dispute al ready under way but if the part ies will agree to the choice of an arbiter we may get a settlement There are a number of public spirited citizens upon whom I could call to serve as concilia tors The shift to gas involves 000000 of pipeline construction by a private company Senator Hickenlooper RIowa called the project needless and wasteful Pike said that shifting from coal to gas would save the government Judge Prefers Quiet Albuquerque N M e x When Judge R F Arledge be came annoyed by the sound of air hammers ripping up pavement outside his courtroom window he signed an order forbidding the noise while court was in session The pavement crew moved down the street Survey Shows No Emergency in Bills for Job Relief By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS unemploy ment and swelling relief rolls have led 5 states to pass depression style relief laws and at least 7 ci ties to revive work relief proj ects x But an Associated Press survey Friday suggested no national emer gency It found most states certain they would handle their relief load in stride It indicated joblessness has dwindled or stabilized in at least 10 states in recent weeks or months It showed that almost everywhere unemployment in surance has been a cushion to keep most laidoff workers off poor relief until they found new jobs An insidegovernment memor andum made available to A P supports these findings It says countrywide statistics do not re flect the emergence of any new crisis The report adds The current relief situation does not appear to be one which requires federal action beyond that already recommended by the president President Truman has proposed federal grants for home relief to match state aid to payless fami lies on the same basis as the fed eral funds now used for the blind the aged and dependent children Officials say it would cost 000000 a year and more In bad times Mr Truman said Thursday he does not consider the rise in unem plo3rment and the dip in business a crisis although total unemploy ment rose in May to 3289000 Neither does the chairman of his council of economic advisers Dr Edwin G Nourse but Nourse de clared in a speech that a contin ued downswing in business is possible It is too soon to say the econ omist added whether the outcome will be a levelingOff a new infla tion or a real recession The Associated Press survey covered 38 states from which data were quickly available In almost all of them officials reported rises in the last year in both the relief burden and the number of people pay drawing unemployment Five states voted special laws to help cities and counties cope with the relief Minne sota Iowa Kansas and Massa chusetts Three more are investi gating the Colo rado and Idaho California has had a standby relief law on the books since 1945 never brought into use Some of the other laws are more preparedness measures than emergency acts The work relief project so fa miliar in the thirties reappeared in Dayton Ohio as early as De cember Now it has spread to at least 6 bigger metropolitan areas reports the American Muncipal association They are Detroit 1156 persons Chicago 155 Cincinnati county more than 300 Los Angeles 488 Cleveland 141 Milwaukee coun ty 201 The totals are as of April or May they may have risen about annually at present prices Bluntly he told the congress members that he didnt think the reasons they had given for oppos ing the project were very good ones Pike also argued that the coal industry is subject to quite fre quent work stoppages He said it is not the sort of thing one should depend on when one has a good alternative The gas line project was brought up at hearings by the senate house atomic energy committee on Hickenloopers charges that there has been incredible mis management of the AEC under the chairmanship of David E Lilienthal He demands that Lili enthal be fired The committee got back to the AECs affairs after a brief side line excursion late Thursday that brought a general discussion of an article on atomic security in this months Nations Business Lilienthal told the committee he thinks some parts of the magazine article may be a violation of se curity regulations He said the AEC will ask the FBI to check on that Prematurely Born Quadruplets Perish Lon Branch N J maturelyb o r n quadruplets 2 boys and 2 girls died early Fri day at Monmouth Memorial hos pital 12 hours after birth The babies were born Thursday in critical condition to Mrs Raymond Caffrey of Union Beach N J after a 5 month pregnancy The mother was reported in good condition The quadruplets died within a 15 minute period SAME iw tttttlt Ministers Adjourned Until Sunday Paris Conference Was Scheduled to End on Thursday Paris IP The Big 4 foreign ministers have stretched their un official deadline to make another stab at reaching accords on a snarled up Austrian independence treaty and a German tradepact Deadlocked early Friday after a gruelling series of llth hour sessions the ministers recessed until Sunday and set still another meetingfor Monday The parley had been expected to end Thurs day night Informed observers said agree ment on the German question seems near They said the issue has boiled down to eastwest dif ferences of principle Hope Bolstered Hope for some sort of agree ment was bolstered by the fact that the ministers extended their meetings The German question hinges on a trade and transport accord over which the ministers have been wrangling for days The situationhas been compli cated by the 4weekold Berlin rail strike which is still on The Austrian treaty promises to be a long arduous task Even if the ministers settle their Austrian differences the pact would take some months to write Probably it would not be ready for signature until fall when the ministers are reported planning to reconvene in New York Might Widen Gulf An Austrian treaty might widen the gulf between Russia and Yugo slavias Premier Marshal Tito Ti tos government has put forth sev eral war clairos on Austriawhich Russia in the past has backed If the treaty is signed have withdrawn that backing The west believes this would move Tito closer towards them in an economic sense at least Mason City Will Be on Feeder Line The Iowa Airplane company will begin operating its feeder line through Mason City within 90 days it was announced Friday in Des Moines by F C Anderson president of the company Anderson said the civil aero nautics board has authorized use of singleengine planes on iti 3 feeder air routes One of routes will operate between Omaha and Minneapolis by way of Atlantic Creston Des Moines Ames Fort Dodge Mason City Albert Lea Austin Roches ter Owatonna and Faribault 2nd route operates from Omaha to Huron S Dak by way of Sioux City and the 3rd route is in Ne braska Hopes Hog Program Will Cut Prices Washington of Agriculture Brannan said Friday he was hopeful that a trial run of his proposed farm price sup port plan on hogs alone would re sult in lower retail pork prices Appearing bafore a senate ag riculture subcommittee Brannan asked for authority to try out his plan on hogs for the rest of this year because of the current eco nomic outlook regarding hog pro duction and marketing Under this plan hog prices would be allowed to drop to their natural level on the open mar ket with the treasury paying pro ducers any difference between the market price and a prede termined support level Senator Aikon co author of a flexible price support act due to go into effect in 1950 asked Brannan if his plan for hogs would give the housewife a break It does not guarantee that but we hope that it would result in lower prices to the consumer Brannan replied We are hopeful it would There is little indication that he present congress will approve the entire plan for att agricultural products during the present session STEALS FUKERALKfONEY Derby Enr Dcnfs C Clowei 28 admitted In court Fri day he stolt the money hit father gave him to pay for his He was sentenced o 21 months in prison   

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