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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 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 Associated Press and United Press Full Leasa Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 20 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 817 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor One Battle That Will Never Stay Won rpHE need for trafficaccident reduction continues unabated An annual toll of 32000 deaths 1100000 injuries and 000 in accident costs is still a fan tastic and unnecessary price to pay for modern highway trans portation Thus did the public support committee of which your comj mentator is chairman open its re port to the recent highway safety conference called by the president in Washington D C President Truman himself in his address to the gathering of some 2500 safety persons from all sec tions of the country in Constitu tion hall echoed the same senti ment Even though as he pointed out the death rate on our streets and highways figured on a per100 million miles of driving basis reached an alltime low last year the fact still remains that 32000 human being lost their lives need lessly with nearly 40 times that number suffering injuries At the Grassroots More even than at either of the 2 previous traffic safety confer ences called by the one in 3946 the uther in the emphasis this year was on de vising means to get the principles of safety applied at the grass roots starting with the 48 states and working down to the individ ual communities The formula for achieving a high degree of traffic safety can in fact it has out at the national level But it can have no meaning unless it is given application wherever men and wo men drive cars According to the most recent census estimate there are 1128 cities in the United States with a population of more than 10000 At the end of last year only 365 of these than a had effective community wide safety programs A Long Way to Go While it is true that this re presented an increase of more than 100 per cent over the 150 com munities organized for safety the previous year it is evident on the face of the matter that a whale of 3 lot of work remains to be done before therEswhat could be described as a solid front against traffic accidents in urban Amer ica But this isnt the whole of the story A fact unmistakably clear in the total picture is that our cities particularly our large cities are doing ever so much better job in dealing with traffic accidents than are our rural areas Its in the wide open spaces that the sit uation is at its darkest In such states as Rhode Island Connecticut and Massachusetts es sentially urban the record with respect to traffic fatalities is roughly twice as good as in any of the midwestern states which are essentially rural Speed Raises Severity Best explanation of this is that where roads are straight and com paratively free from traffic theres a tendency toward high speed And the greater the speed the greater the accident At any rate its one of the problems tha must be dealt with in this organ ized quest for a safer America As in previous years the presi dents traffic safety conference this year was divided into 8 sec and ordinances acci dent records education enforce ment engineering motor vehicle administration public informa tion and organized public support Heading these committees were such distinguished authorities as Dr George Gallup Chancellor Gibb Gilchrist of the University of Texas Judge Reva Beck Bo sone a member of congress from Utah Gov Lester C Hunt of Wy oming and William J Scripps of Detroit of the famous Michigan publishing family On each committee there were outstanding technical authorities whose task it was to examine the reports previously made with a view to determining whether they were in need of change for chang ing conditions and to seeing how well the rules and regulations contained in them were working in actual practice Too Much Yawning While some changes were sug gested by this critical reexamin ation the real problem confront ing the country with respect to traffic safety lies in waking the citizenry of America to the mag nitude of the problem There is too much of a disposition on the parl of the individual to yawn and delegate the problem to somebody else In the abstract just about every body will concede the desirability of uniform traffic and yet there has been disappointingly lit tle progress toward that goal frorr the legislatures which have been in session this year Periodic inspection as a device for keeping incompetent dangerous vehicles off the highways is all but universally to be essential to traf CONTINUFD ON PAGE Z Another Meeting of 4 Ministers Is Slated ministrator Carl R Gray Jr Mon day authorized payment next year of a special divi dend on National Service life in surance policies Gray said he hopes veterans will begin receiving checks some time n January 1950 with payment substantially completed in the first half of that year The dividend payment has been aopefully anticipated by some economists as a stimulant to pur chasing power which might help offset declining business activity A premature announcement of he action was put out by VA Sun day but recalled because Gray had not yet signed the order He signed it Monday morning FLOOD VICTIMS FIND SHELTER IN of the residents of the Peters burg W Va area who were driven from their homes Saturday by floods find refuge and catch up on their sleep in the Petersburg Presbyterian church Authorizes Payment of Dividend Washington Veterans Ad President Asks Creation of New CabinetRank Department Washington Truman Monday asked congress to create a 10th cabinetrank depart ment of to put the commerce department in charge of public roads The all sent to capitol hill within a half hour after Mr Truman signed the longdebated reorgan ization bill giving him powers to merge and stream line government agencies subject to congressional veto Truman Signs Intelligence Agency Bill Washington Tru man Monday signed a bill setting up statutory operating authority for the supersecret central intel into law has been ligence agency The measure writes procedures the agency using including hiring and budget practices not heretofore allowed by law The bill allows the agency to bring into this country every year up to 100 aliens who have helped U S intelligence operatives abroad The aliens will be cleared for entry by the CIAs director the attorney general and the di rector of immigration and will be eligible for U S citizenship It authorizes the CIA to assign its agents to schools industrial or ganizations labor unions and other groups in this country for training The house and senate armed services committee held secret hearings on the bill and told members of congress that full de tails could not be discussed in debate The CIA clears all intelligence data assembled by government de partments including the military ervices The public roads administration now is in the federal works agency Welfare and social secur ity matters are handled by the federal security agency All the plans if permitted to take effect will carry out reform and economy proposals of the commission on government or ganization headed by former President Herbert Hoover The other 5 would A give the bureau of employment security jobless pay and job placement to the labor department B re organize the postoffice depart ment C enlarge the scope of the executive office of the presi dent D streamline the civil service commission and E strengthen the authority of the chairman of the maritime com mission All 7 plans were described by the white house as conforming quite closely to the Hoover c o m m i s s ion recommendations filed with congress this spring after 2 years of research Under the new law the plans will take effect in 60 days unless either house of congress vetoes them within that time by a major Judith Denies Spy Charges Washington Judith Cop Ion repeated Tuesday her denia that she ever gave government se crets to Valentine A Gubitchev She further testified in her tria on espionage charges that Gubit chev never asked her to give hiir any government secrets Asked by Defense Attorney Archibald Palmer whether her re lationship with the Russian en giheer with whom she was ar rested March 4 was on a person al basis the tiny brunette repliuc Definitely As between a man and a Definitely Miss Coplon re peated The former justice department political analyst told the jury of 8 men and 4 women that she and Gubitchev had long conversations about literature but never even ity vote of the full membership 49 no votes in the senate or 218 in the house Each plan is to be con sidered separately Congressional leaders after talking with the president Mon day indicated congress still will be in session when the 60 days are up on August 19 They also predicted 2 more reorganization plans will be sent up by the pres ident shortly ON FISHING TRIP E Hendrickson re urned to his home after a 2 veeks fishing trip to Lake Wene saga Canada in company with Frank Baker of Mason City and a group of 8 other Bankers Life discussed the nature of her work in the justice department Palmer jumped back and forth Guard Over Archbishop Is Tightened Attempts to Reach Prelate by Phone Are Turned Back BULLETIN Prague Czechoslovakia UR sources reported that the Catholic rector of Tachlovice parish near Prague was arrested Monday for reading Archbishop Josef Beraus pastoral letter to his congregation Prague Czecholovakia communist governments security police apparently tightened their uard on Archbishop Josef Berans palace Monday while Catholics weighed the meaning of organized communist heckling of the prelate at Sundays cathedral services The heckling drove him from his cathedral and prevented him from completing his sermon Attempts of many persons to talk to the archbishop Monday were foiled by security police su pervising the palace reception desk and telephone switchboard An attempt to reach his private secretary by telephone met a reply from the switchboard that they are accepting no phone calls or visitors It could not be learned whether the police had refused them the right to see or talk to anyone Shrill communist interruption of the archbishops Corpus Christ day sermon in St Vitus cathedral Sunday brought the long battle be tween church and state to its high est tension The archbishop defi antly resisting communist efforts to control the church and break the spiritual rule of the Vaticar over Czecholsolvakias 9000000 Catholics had to leave the pulpi and return to his palace already under the watchful eyes of the se curity police The whistling and jeering broke out from demonstrators bunchec near the altar as the archbishop began a denunciation of the gov ernments moves against the from dates and places as Miss Coplon neared the end of her story flatly denying that she ever engaged in espionage activity and maintaining loyalty to this coun try Some primitive mammals nei her shiver nor perspire and lack adequate internal temperature control Weather Report Vlason FORECAST City Partly cloudy through Tuesday Continued warm and humid High Tuesday near 90 Low Monday night about 70 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with possi ble thundershowers northwest and extreme north Low Mon day night 6874 Minnesota Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday with widely scattered showers or thundershowers Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Men day Maximum 89 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Monday 78 Precipitation 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 47 GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 84 63 74 1 75 52 Insurance company men Mrs Baker and son visited the Charles Baker home while the men fished Mercury Soars to Above 90 Degrees Mason Citys temperature reading was 91 at Z p m Mon day but slightly cooler weath er is expected Wednesday ac cording to the weather bureau Scattered showers and thunder storms are expected to bring cooler readings Burlington had the state high of 92 Sunday and the low Sun day night was 67 at Iowa City Rainfall in the state Sunday and Sunday night was scattered with the heaviest amounts fall ing in northern Iowa Osage had 64 inch and Mason City had 73 church The rest of the congrega tion many in tears burst into hymn in an attempt to quell the disorder Some Prague priests told their congregations the ancient cathe dral might have to be reconse crated because the disorders hac profaned holy ground However a cathedral official said this would not be necessary The heckling he said would be looked upon as a political incident Normally re consecralion comes only after com mission of a crime or a desecration on church property Actually serv ices were held again in the cathe dral Monday morning SPORTS WRITER DIES San Francisco Hutchinson 64 Don W widely known sports writer and publicist died Sunday at Letterman General hos pital He formerly worked for nu merous midwest newspapers in eluding the Davenport Iowa Times AP WIrephoto WEDDING GUESTS ATTEND BY friends and relatives listened on a 5state telephone hookup Saturday night Nathan Borin 53 Chicago manufacturer and Janet Shore 21 the Miss Miami Beach of 1947 were married in Las Vegas Nev by Judge Frank McNamee holding the phone Miss Shore was named as correspond ent corespondent in a divorce suit filed by Mrs Claire Borin who obtained her decree after years of court wrangling AP Wirephoto CHARGED IN Brusnahan 34 sits in his cell in the Lake county Cal jail after having been charged with the murder of his wife Virginia and her daughter by a former marriage A complaint charging murder and arson was sworn out by Eugene C James the dead womans brother The charred bodies of the woman and child were found Saturday in a burned cabin at Lu cerne 10 miles from Lakeport Cal Brusnahan denies the charges saying cleaning fluid apparently exploded in the kitchen Johnson Sees Million Savings in Air Force Cuts Washington of Defense Johnson was reported Monday to have told senators defense spending can be trimmed by in the 12 months starting July 1 Members of the senate appropriations committee said Johnson told them behind closed doors that this could be done mainly by cutting back the future size of theair force the 70 groups proposed n congress to the 48 urged jy President Truman The senators had called John son for testimony onthe 300000 armed forces bill passed ay the house Chairman Elmer Thomas D of the subcommittee con sidering the bill has said he hopes Vatican Ousts Members of Czechs Reds Vatican City Vatican excommunicated members of the new Czechoslovak Catholic Ac tion association Monday declar ing the organization schismatic and dissident The excommunication was the Vaticans first move against the Czech governments antichurch campaign The chief target of the government campaign was Arch bishop Josef Beran primate of Czechoslovakia He probably will be made a cardinal if the Czech regime does not arrest him A decree by the congre gation of the holy office also ex communicated the Action associa tion itself It defined the organiza tion as being aimed against the episcopate of the Roman Catholic church The church action followed a new outburst of antichurch activ ity in Czechoslovakia Only Satur day Archbishop Beran warned his followers against accepting any churchstate agreement that might be announced in his name by the governmentcontrolled press or radio New Navy Plane in 2Hour Test Flight Bur bank Cal UR A weird transport plane equipped to test new electronic devices made a 2 hour maiden flight June 9 the navy anounced Monday The flying laboratory a Lock heed Constellation fitted with humps amidships and a row of an tennae along the fuselage is called the PO1W SAME 207 24 that at least can be trimmed from it Chairman Tydings of the senate armed services com mittee said in a radio interview Sunday that unless some new situation evolves we may get by for or 000 at the outside in defense spending for the coming fiscal year Tydings also said that at least 30 senators are backing a pro posal which would direct Presi dent Truman to cut government spending from 5 to 10 per cent be low the total amounts voted by congress If Soviet Wants Agreements Withdrawn Vishinsky Demand Comes Less Than Hour After Adjournment BULLETIN Paris fP 5 An American spokesman announced Monday night an immediate new meet ing of the 4 foreign ministers on the of Andrei Vishin skys demand for withdrawal of the agreement reached Monday afternoon The decision came only an hour after the council in ses sion since May 23 adjourned their meeting with an an nouncement of agreement in principle on Austria and a stop gap arrangement for Germany Vishinskys request for re opening of the meeting was based on new information from Moscow Paris Big 4 foreign ministers announced Monday their failure thus far to agree on economic or political unity for Germany but announced agree ment in principle on an Austrian independence treaty Ending a session which began May 23 the foreign ministers of the United States the Soviet Union France and Britaindis closed agreement only on a modus sort of live andletlive arrangement for Ger many A communique winding up talks said the 4 powers will dis cuss in September during the United Nations assembly meeting the date and other arrangements for a new session of the council on the manifold problems Germany To Continue Talks Meanwhile discussions will continue at a lower level among the occupation authorities of the 4 zones on problems of divided Berlin The authorities will be guided in these talks by what has taken place at this conference in discussing steps to restore nor malcy in Berlins life On the Austrian treaty the min isters agreed on these lines 1 Austrias frontiers will re main as of Jan 1 1938 This means Yugoslav territorial claims at first supported by Russia have been thrown out Guarantee Rights 2 Austria will guarantee the rights of the Slovene and Croat minorities 3 Yugoslavia would have the right to seize retain or liquidate Austrian property within Yugo slav territory This means Yugo slavia would get no reparations 4 Austria will pay the Soviet Union in freely con vertible currency Unexplainable Costs Hit by Hickenlooper Washington Hick enlooper RIowa said Monday a junior high school built for the atomic energy commission at Han ford Wash cost approximately more than the original estimate He called it just one example of a number I will go into of unexplainable costs The Iowa senator has accused the commission of wasting tax payers dollars as part of his gen eral charge of incredible mis management against the AEC and its chairman David E Lilien thal Hickenlooper said the cost of the Carmichael junior high school was originally estimated at 786000 But he said he had been informed by Edward Heller a member of the joint committee staffthat the final cost was in excess of The schoolhouse he said was built under a contract allowing the contractor cost plus fixed fee items in some phases of the opera tion It takes about 400 pounds of corn and 75 pounds of other feed to make 100 pounds of market able pork 3 lowans Are Victims of Car Crdshes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Motor vehicle accidents brought death to 3 Rowans over the week aid Those killed were Mrs Anna Taylor 70 Battle Creek Iowa Linda Lee Taylor 8 Sioux City granddaughter of Mrs Anna Taylor Vernon King Jr 8monthsold of near West Liberty Mrs Taylor and her grand daughter werefa tally injured in a collision involving a car driven by Mrs Taylors husband Joseph and a car driven by Burdell Vohs 24 Holstein The accident occurred on high way 59 near Ida Grove Taylor himself was hopitalized with 2 broken legs Vohs suffered a frac tured jaw and chest injuries Two passengers in Vohs car also were injured The King baby died in an Iowa City hospital Sunday of injuries suffered a day earlier Authori ties said the child and his sister Margaret 3 were thrown from the car driven by Vernon King Sr when it collided with one driven by Leonard Heuvelman of Nichols Mrs King and Margaret also received hospital treatment ELEVATOR FALLS 4 FLOORS New York persons were injured Monday when an elevator fell 4 floors during the luncheon rushhour in a building at 5th avenue and 34th street Po lice said none was injured ously   

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