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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Presi and United Press Full Lease Wires Fi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 15 1949 This Paper Consists ot Two No 265 to School One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor The Worlds Most Mammoth Monument ONE autumn day last year I stood on a lofty promontory looked down on the most mammoth engineering project ever achieved by man The object of my gaze was the Grand Coulee dam astride the Columbia river in the northeastern corner of the state of Washington My feelings on that occasion were much the same as they had been some 20 years previously when I experienced my first look at Arizonas Grand Canyon In both cases I had to pinch myself tomake sure that I was awake and looking upon reality Ultimately as I viewed the Grand Coulee dam my thoughts turned to an old newspaper friend the man who almost singlehanded made a vast dream come true This friend was Rufus Woods editor of the Wenatchee Wash Daily World The Grand Coulee dam can almost literally be called his personal monument In Strange Places Some of my meetings with Rufus Woods a stocky little man with an everpresent smile and cheery word have been in strange places and at strange times Always the subject of our conversation sooner or later was for irri gation dams for electric energy dams for flood control Our first meeting was some place in South America nearly 10 years ago Maybe it was in Aires maybe in Rio de Janeiro I cant recall for sure because our paths crossed several times in the land south of Panama Subsequently we bumped into each other at various places in the United States Once in Chicago I had a distressed call from him He couldnt land a hotel room and could he share mine with me Of course he did He was on his way home from the St Clough right river country where he had been making a study of the waterway plans Mr Woods has the Mf it is a being the only newspaper man known to me who excels me in his ability to indulgein world travel along with holding down what ought to and I think is a fulltime bread winning job in the field of journal ism A Dream Come True So much for my acquaintance ship with Rufus Woods Now lets get on with the story of Mr Woods and his role in translating Grand Coulee dam from a dream which for several years caused some of his closest friends in Wenatchee and elsewhere to suspect that he was a bit balmy on this particular subject The tale as it was related re cently in P little booklet written by one Fred Smith and published by the Graphics Group of White stone Long Island N Y started on July 18 1918 when Mr Woods Model T over to a neighboring town Ephrata Wash to talk oven with some friends the economic plight of his beloved Coulee From Garden to Desert There had been a succession of dry years and the land which needed only water to cause it to bloom had taken on too many of the characteristics of a desert The outlook wasnt rosy What we need is a dam one of the friends observed A dam across what Woods countered A dam across the Columbia his friend replied How could anyone possibly build a dam across that torrent cut in another companion 1 say it could be done if any BACK TO SCHOOL Iowa and Southern MfnnesotawuTbe bombarded with cards Wednesday flying conditions permitting for Mason Citys Back days starting Wednesday and continuing for the remainder of August It will be a citywide event of the stores in Mason City calling attention to back to school needs for grade children high school students and college men and women as well The plane shown here shower Back to School cards from the sky over 60 towns in north Iowa and southern Minne sota They will be invitations to visit Mason Citys retail stores during the Back to School car nival A portion of the cards dropped will have the names of certain stores printed on them Any per son who recovers one of these cards may redeem it for worth of merchandise in the store printed on the card The total value of the merchan dise to be given away will amount to if all cards are redeemed ThesQ cards will be mixed in with approximately 25000 invitations to be distributed Dave Posley left and S R members of the Back to School committee are making arrangements with Sylvan O Hugelen owner of the plane to be used in showering the cards Harry Beard probably will pilot the plane according to Mr Huge len 5 Persons Die in Iowa Car Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons died over the weekend as a result of traffic ac cidents in Iowa Ivan Ridgely 29 of Macedonia Iowa and his daughter Carolyn in a collision 8 Oakland at the 8 were killed miles west of junction of U S highway 6 and a county road Sunday Seven others were hurt in the crash 3 serious ly body really wanted to badly enough the originator of the suggestion insisted Then the water piled up behind it could be pumped up into make a lake so the Coulee and high above the fields that gravity alone would carry it down to farmers fields below With this Rufus Woods jumped to his feet exclaiming Billy has it In a few short moments he was headed back toward Wenatchee as last as the 4 wheezing cylinders of his Model T would carry him A 1Man Crusade from that July 18 until a date some 20 years later when President Gus Borkowski 63yearold farmhand was killed early Sun day when he was struck by a car as he walked along highway 71 near Manning Sheriff Al Thorup said the car was driven by John Kisgen of Manning A coroners jury ruled the death was acci dental Elmer B Love 30 Runnells farmer died at Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines Saturday of injuries suffered in a motpr cycletruck collision Friday David Schachtner 10month old son of Mr and Mrs Walter Schachtner of Fonda was killed in an auto collision near Sac City Sunday His parents were critical ly injured and Roger Baker 21 Laurens driver of the 2nd car also was seriously hurt All the victims were returning home from a Sac City wedding Another lowan 49yearold John Nelson assistant city asses sor of Dubuque died in a Mexico Mo hospital Sunday as the result of a truckcar collision near there Saturday New Cabinet Is Appointed for Syria Damascus Syria A new cabinet was named in Syria Mon day following a lightning military coup in which the president and premier of the Middle East coun ry were slain President Husni Zayim who lad seized power only 4i months ago fell before a firing squad at hhe Mazza military barracks Sun day Premier Muhsen Bey Berazi generally considered the brains of the regime died with him The coup was carried out by a group of senior army officers led by Col Sami Hennawi 51 Syrian hero of the Palestine war Hen nawi told Syrian political leaders Sunday night that Zayim was guilty of conceit and despotism and said theuprising was forced oy the presidents reckless spend ing of government funds and his failure to follow through on promises of reform The political leaders called on elderly former president Hasem Bey Attassi to form a new govern ment He in turn named 11 men to serve in his cabinet The coup had immediate reper cussions in the middle east King Abdullah who has made no secret of his desire to incorporate Syria into his Hashemite Jordan urged an imme diate meeting of league to discuss the Syrian crisis Egypts cabinet has been called into emergency session to discuss the situation Abdullahs ambi tions have caused concern among Egyptian leaders Smuggling Is Charged in Freezer Probe Washington Mc Carthy RWis said Monday an employe of the company reported to have paid for deep freezers sent to Mrs Harry S Truman and a number of other notables had engaged in attempted smuggling activities McCarthy emphasized that he does not think there was any thing even remotely improper on Mrs Trumans part The Wisconsin senator made his statement at the opening of Mon days 5 per center hearing The senate investigating committee is trying to find out whether im proper influence with government officials figures in the activities of persons who charge fees for help4 in landingTjovernment con tracts Albert J Gross a Milwaukee manufacturer told House Group Approves Arms Bill But Splits Fund Into 2 Allotments Cash and Contract Washington The house foreign affairs committee Monday approved the full amount asked by President Truman for western Europe arms aid The committee however split it up between cash and contract authority The committee also refused to include any authorization for an armaid program for noncom munist China It split the western Europe fund into 2 allotments one to be used up to next March 31 and the oth er to finance the program between March 31 and June 30 1950 Wanted All Cash The president had requested to help Atlantic pact nations arm against aggres sion He wanted it all in cash The committee decided to give it this way Cash to be used up to next March 31 and 000 to be used between March 31 and June 30 Contract Funds Contract authorization 100000 up to March 31 and 050000 from March 31 to June 30 The house committee acted shortly after Senators Vandenberg RMich and Dulles RN Y had moved to shave off the European arms program The 2 senators also proposed a series of amendments aimed at meshing the program into a North Atlantic defense plan to be draft ed under terms of the recently 49 Rescued After Plane Falls in Sea tee last week that the this commit company approved security treaty Reject Bill for Stopgap Appropriation The house re pass another Governor Asks for Check on Federal Housing Measure Des Moines William S Beardsley said Monday he had asked for an informal check on how much Iowa would lose if it could not qualify for the first year of lederal grants for housing con struction He was commenting at his news conference on the fact that legis lators are sounding each other out on the possibility of calling for a special session to enact housing legislation It is his understanding Beards ley said that even though Iowa might not be able to qualify for federal funds it would lose very little sent deep freezers to Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan President Trumans military aide and a number of other prominent Wash ingtonians He said the units were paid for by the Albert Verley company a Chicago perfume house In a statement to newsmen Saturday Vaughan said 2 old friends of of whom is associated with the Verley com pany and the other reported to have been associated with it for him 7 freezers in 1945 and that he in turn made gifts of them to friends Vaughan said he had one of the freezers sent ot the little white house at Independence Mo A committee member has said he was told that Mrs Truman sent a thankyou note for this freezer to Gross thinking he was the donor At Mondays session McCarthy said I feel there is nothing in the record suggesting that there was anything even remotely improper on the part of Mrs Truman She is the type of lady who is incap able of doing anything improper Washington fused Monday to stopgap appropriation bill This left the armed services and several other government depart ments without unds operate after midnight Monday night The house voted 176 to 145 for the stopgap appropriation to fi nance the departments until there is more time to act on their regu lar appropriations Under the pro cedure used however a major ity was required for passage Administration leaders indi cated they probably will call up the bill again perhaps Tuesday under procedures that require SUIT Ebba Olson 29 lies on an ambulance cot from which she testified in the Placerville al court where she was awarded 92150 damages against a resort owner whose speedboat struck her while she was swimming With her are Miss Loretta Nedved San Fran ciseo left who was across a truck inner with Miss Olson when the speedboat struck The accident happened on Lake Tahoe Cal Sept 9 1948 Standing is Miss Olsons sister Mrs Meredith R Allen Mason City who went to California to be only a majority vote Some members said the tem porary lack of funds may para lyze operations of the military establishment causing utter con fusion and chaos Crop Dusting Pilot Killed in Minnesota New Ulm Minn crop dusting pilot was killed here Monday when his light plane crashed into a hillside along the Minnesota river 5 miles southeast of New Ulm The wreckage burned The pilot was Kirby Smith em ployed by a flying service head quartered at Pecatonica 111 His home is believed to be in Penn sylvania with her sister during thetrial Anothersister Miss Edith Olson Rockford 111 also attended Miss Olson formerly was em ployed in Mason City by the Northwestern Bell Telephone company but was transferred to the San Francisco exchange She was on vacation when the acci dent occurred She has been in a hospital since and will be for at least 3 months more according to trial testimony after which she will have about 60 per cent use of her left leg which w a s badly mangled Her father is Carl Olson 439 23rd S W a plant employe of Jacob E Decker and Sons Mrs Allen is expected back in Mason City this week Her husband was graduated from Iowa State col lege recently Tax Levied for 1950 9 Perish in Ocean Off Ireland Ruth Nichols U S Aviafrix Among Survivors Gahvay Ireland JP Its fuel exhausted an American 4engined air liner bellied into the Atlantic off western Ireland in darkness early Monday Nine of its 58 occu pants were killed and the rest were saved in a dramatic seaair rescue Apparently all who died were drowned after abandoning the craft The big Skymaster bound from Rome to New York with 47 Italian emigrants to Venezuela and 11 Americans aboard overshot Shan non airport Another American airliner tried to escort it back to Shannon but the Skymasters gas oline gave out and it plopped into the calm sea 15 miles off the Irish coast British and American transport planes guided surface vessels in the rescue operations 9 Crew Members Nine of the Americans aboard were crew members and 2 were employes of Transocean Airlines owners of the plane Ten hours after the plane dropped through a cloudbank into the sea the British trawler Stal berg pulled into Galway harbor with 49 survivors The Irish steamer Lanahrone had helped her in the rescue work Among the survivors was Miss Ruth Nichols 48 famed aviatrix of the 1920s She had been aboard the plane as a stewardess 8 Other Americans There were 8 other in the crew Two more Americans aboardwereemployes of Transr cs Moines will be no state property tax levied this year for collection next year the Iowa tax commission announced Monday With the exception of the 195 mills property tax for the veter ans bonus levied last year for collection this year there nas been no state property tax levy since the one of 1941 collected in 1942 Commission Chairman Warren Wells said the commission decided no property tax will be levied this year after notification from State Comptroller Ray Johnson that one is not needed Wells said this would save tax payers more than The 195 mills bonus tax was aimed to produce It was levied to pay interest and principal on bonus bonds maturing this year and next Ocean Airline owners of the wftSch Iwas oh a regularly scheduled flight The Skymaster was on the RometoShannon leg of its hop and overshot Shannon airport The pilot radioed he was lost and run ning out of gasoline The British fishing trawler Stalberg raced to the scene Galway police said all 4 of the women aboard the plane were saved One of the women was among the Italian passengers who were emigrating to Venezuela The other 3 were Americans Franklin D Roosevelt placed his seal of ap proval on the project and builders Fails in Try for Diving Record Smugglers Cove Cal An attempt by Marine Explorer Otis Barton to descend 6000 feet into the ocean for a world record dive apparently failed Monday He was lowered to 2000 feet began their work this ton country newspaper man was a oneman crusade for the proj ect Readers looked askance at him when in the next issue of the Wenatchee World he carried in his largest type this headline Formulate Brand New Idea for Irrigating Grant Adams and Franklin Counties A Million Acres or More with this sub head material Latest and newest and most ambitious idea contemplates turn ing the Columbia river back into its old bed Grand Coulee de velopment of a power equal to and the construction jot but generator trouble on the barge at the surface thenleft him with out lights or power in the steel sphere or benthoscope The 48yearold Boston scien tist directed his topside associates to lower him to 3000 feet but then haul him up CONTINUED ON PACK t Resign as Red Under Protest Chicago Travis secretarytreasurer of the CIO mine mill and smelter workers union Monday announced his resignation from the communist party with a great sense of in dignation Travis a storm center in a stormy union said that as a result of his resignation he has signed a TaftHartley noncommunist af fidavit and that the union is now in full compliance with the law The resignation from the com munist party membership was not an easy step for me to take Travis said I believe under our bill rights for which our fore fathers fought that an American has as much right to be a com munist as he has to be a republi can or a democrat a Jew or a Catholic or an Elk or a Mason SAME 294 Muck fa put NEW POLIO PATIENT Telford 18 of Clarion was listed Monday as a new polio patient at Iowa I Lutheran hospital AP Wlrephoto SPIRIT OF President Alben Barkley and Mrs Carleton Hadley pose for a photograph at Barkleys estate near Paducah Ky Sunday Marriage for the couple is rumored Soy Tons of Fish Die in Cedar River Waterloo investigation of the Cedar river in this area was under way Monday following he death of what an Izaak Walton jeague official described as tons of fish due to presumed pollution of the stream The state health department and conservation officials were making the investigation Harold Edsill secretary of the izaak Walton League said the Cedar from the John Golinveaux sandpits a mile and a half north of Gilbertville was floating full with tons of dead fish of all kinds Edsill said banks and brush piles were white with bass crap pies catfish and many kinds of soft fish He said a party of camp ers told him the fish went crazy about midnight Friday splashing and jumping out of the water In Des Moines the state health department said R B McAllister district health engineering officer from Decorah went to Waterloo Sunday to begin a study of the river The department said McAllister will seek to determine specifically what material caused the pollu tion and to learn its source In addition the department said it planned to send investigators from Des Moines to assist McAl lister in the stvidy A department spokesman said a similar situa tion arose about 3 years ago and that several recommendations were made at that time He said the recommendations involved both sewage from the Waterloo city treatment plant and wastes discharged directly into the Cedar by Waterloo firms Says Adjournment of Congress by Labor Day is Not Possible Washington Demo cratic Leader Lucas said Monday it will be impossible for congress to adjourn by Labor day He would not venture to pre dict however how long congress will stay in session Lucas talked to reporters after a white house conference between President Truman and democratic congressional leaders Former Catholic Priest Is Wed Buckeye Ariz former Roman Catholic priest honey mooned Monday with his bride a 34 year old medical stenographer whose first 2 marriages ended in divorce Emmett McLoughlin and Mary Davis McGovney Mahoil were married Saturday night before 800 guests and left for a honeymoon j up and down the Pacific coast McLoughlin formerly superin endent of St Monicas hospital in Phoenix Ariz resigned from the Franciscan order last year after he was censured by the church for smuggling antiscorpion bite se rum from Mexico in violation of federal law QUITS COLLEGE POST Duboque R Mc Quillan Lor as college press and radio publicity director has re signed effective Sept 1 the Rev Monsignor Sylvester J Luby Loras president announced Sat urday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy rather warm and humid Monday night and Tuesday High Tuesday 85 to 90 Low Monday night 65 to 70 Fog and haze Tuesday morning Iowa Partly cloudy with little change in tempeiature Monday night and Tuesday A few wide ly scattered thundershowers ex treme south and west portions Low Monday night 6672 East to northeast winds 1015 MPH Minnesota Partly cloudy with lit tle change in temperature Mon day night and Tuesday Scat tered thundershowers extreme west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 3d Minimum 63 At 8 a m Monday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 63 GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 83 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Sunday 69 YEAR AGO DIES OF POLIO Iowa Mellem 18 of Northwood died Saturday of polio a report from University hospitals said Monday Maximum Minimum 83 53 FINDATITLE Fun Contest Winners FOURTH WEEK Cartoons Number 192021222324 1st Prize of to Mrs Warren Chadwick 211 5th Ave N E Hampton Iowa 2nd Prize of 500 to Mrs Grace Fawcett Rockford Iowa One of the 1st Place Prize winning cartoons will ap pear each day in The GlobeGazette V
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