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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                DAILY PAPER NORTH IOWAS EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV HOME EDITION UUllf Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 29 1949 This Paper Conslsls ot Two One No 271 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Communism Opposed to ALL Churches A NYBODY who understands the origins and nature of commu nism knows that the current per secution of the Roman Catholic church in Russian dominated na tions is mure than a fight against that particular church Karl Marx was an atheist and hostility toward all religion is written into his books the foun tainhead of modern communism Marx described religion as opium for the people Lenin the founder of Russias communism and its patron saint once made this statement All contemporary religions and churches all and every kind of religious organization Marxism has always viewed as instruments of bourgeois reaction serving as a defense of exploitation and for the doping of the working class Spiritual Moonshine In his book Socialism and Re ligion Lenin went into further detail The impotenceof the exploited classes in struggle with the ex ploiters inevitably gives birth to faith in a better life beyond the grave just as the impotence of primitive people in struggle with nature gives birth to gods devils miracles etc To him who all his life works and suffers need religion teaches humility and patience in earthly life comforting him with the hope of heavenly reward And to those who live by the toil of others re ligion teaches philanthropy in earthly life offering them very cheap justification for all their ex ploiting existence and selling at low price tickets to heavenly bliss Religion is opium for the people Religion is a sort of spirit ual moonshine in which the slaves of capital drown their human fig ure their demands for even any sort of worthy human life Enemy of AH Religion These quotations from the No 1 communists joined with the nauseating record of religious per secution in the Russian homeland since the 1917 revolution make it clear beyond argument that communism is the enemy of all religion not just the enemy of Roman Catholicism The worlds attention has been focused on this aspect of com munism by the phony trial and trumpedup conviction of Cardinal Mindszenty in Hungary and by repressive antichurch measures iri Czechoslovakia In both cases the church has struck back militantly In Bulgaria Hungary and Ru mania there have been rumblings of the same character and theres a wellauthentieated report that Poland will be the next battle ground for the communists in their studied program for wiping out churches and church fiafluence UN Taking a Handt Under the section of the United Nations charter which seeks to guarantee religious freedom to oil peoples the general assembly oS that body has interested itself in these communist repressive meas ures Russia and her satellite na tions of course are trying to keep the subject bottled up Protestants in Hungary already have felt the sting ofcommunisms antireligion whip and its as cer tain as tomorrows sun that if and when communisnj fastens its grip on other nations Buddhism Mo hammedanism Confusionism and ail other form of religious worship will fall under the lash Students of history are reminded by presentday treatment of the church in communist countries of the antichurch activity during the French revolution It seems to be the way of political extremists A first act of the French revolu tionists in 1789 was to abolish payment of tithes to the church This was followed by an expropri ation of the land holdings of the church in France Clergymen be came servants of the state Aimed at Vatican The following year the national assembly adopted a socalled civil constitution of the clergy which decreed drastic changes in the in ternal organization of the church provided for election of the clergy and forbade citizens of France to recognize any ecclesiastical juris diction outside the country A requirement that the clergy swear to observance of the civil constitution which abrogated papal was widely re sisted and produced a division between those who bowed to the decree and those who refused In 1793 the atheistic leadersof the commune closed all the churches in Paris and converted Notre Dame cathedral into a Temple of Reason The follow ing year Robespierre a deist per cuaded the convention to ac knowledge the existence of a Su preme Being These events however were only passing abernations neither nor deism was a basic ar tlcal in the faith in the French revolution In the case of commu opposition occupies an im tCONTINUED ON PAGE 2 North Iowa Fair to Open Thursday PAUL ROBESON Dewey Orders Report Upon Robeson Riot Albany N Y Dekey Monday ordered Wester chester county officials to make a complete report on the 3 hour riot that broke up a scheduled con cert by Paul Robeson at Peeks kill The governors action was an nounced by his executive assistant James C Hagerty Dewey is at his farm at Pawling Despite the fact that there has been no formal complaint on the Peekskill meeting received at our pffice the governor Monday through his assistant counsel LVwrence E Walsh has requested the district attorney George M Fannelli and Sheriff T Vincent Ehrtxar for a complete report on the meeting Hagerty said He indicated that the governor would have no further comment on the matter The governor it was learned has received hundreds of tele grams demanding an investigation of the in which several per sons were hurt as 500 veterans clashed with a crowd estimated at about 5000 people The state trureau of criminal in vestigation investigated the dis turbance and reported directly to Dewey Economy Order Is Defeated in Vote by Senate Washington tion forces beat Monday on effort in the senate to direct that Presi dent Truman save 5 to 10 per cent of the billions of dollars con gress has appropriated to run tlifi government The senate voted 48 to 29 to suspend its rules and adopt a rider to the armed services ap propriation bill to order Mr Tru man to make the savings That was short of the twothirds vote required to suspend the rules Vice President Barkley ruled that a twothirds vote was neces sary although the senate parlia mentarian had held that the is sue could be settled by a simple majority vote The senate upheld Barkleys nNiling by a 41 to 36 vote The voting a at times Demo cratic Leader Lucas of Illinois fighting the proposal shouted that it was politically Knfair to ask the president to da things that congress lacked courage to do The economy directive to the president was backed by a coali tion of republicans and democrats including many southerly mem bers of the presidents own party Senator McCIellan DArk led the fight for it The rider would have meant telling Mr Truman to save 000000000 to Once the battle over the rider was ended the senate quickly passed the bill President Pledges Aid to Britain Truman in Talk to Legionnaires at Philadelphia Philadelphia President Truman pledged full American co operation to crisisridden Britain Monday as part of a great effort by the worlds free nations to achieve lasting prosperity and peace In a sober summary of the in ternational economic situation Mr Truman declared that a world trade seriously out of balance has posed problems which affect all of us and in the solution of which we all have a common in terest He promised this countrys friendliness and helpfulness in keeping Britain on its feet in a world suffering from the terrible aftereffects of the war and from Russias hostility to European re covery Offers CoOperation And he held out an offer of mutual concession and coopera tion to the British cabinet offi cials who arrive in Washington next week for negotiations on their countrys financial crisis The president sharply disavowed criticism in this country of Brit ains socialist government We recognize he declared that each nation has its own po litical problems and that it uses different political labels and dif ferent slogans from those we use at home In the same way nations have different business practices and different governmental devices for achieving the same economic ends Considerable Misunderstanding As for this countrys interna tional economic policy Mr Tru man commented that there is considerable misunderstanding and misinformation some of it due to the complexity of the prob lems involved But he added acid ly Some of this is deliberately stirred up by certain newspapers and politicians for political rea ons The president spoke before the national convention of the Amer ican Legion which arranged to present him a medal for out standing service to the nation The keynote of his address was that world prosperity is neces sary to world peace THE SHOW IS World of Today shows were the first entertainment feature to arrive at the North Iowa fairgrounds They already were laying out their space for rides and fronts Monday and getting ready to set up for GlobeGazette Photo the opening of the fair Thursday The picture shows some of the huge trucks and trailers just inside the North Iowa fair gates British Okay Plan to Deal With Crisis London Prime Minister Attlees labor cabinet approved Monday a 15000word plan for dealing with Britains economic crisis Sir Stafford Cripps chancelor of the exchequer and Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin will take the plan to Washington this week for talks with U S and Canadian leaders on the dollar problem Just what specific steps Britain will propose for joint action in bolstering her sagging economy re mained secret It was not dis closed whether the cabinet made1 any substantial changes in tho plan as drafted by treasury board and foreign office experts The ministers met for 4 hours and 10 minutes with a break for lunch Would Let Nations Build Up Own Arms Washington Two senate committees voted Monday to let European members of the Atlantic pact use part of President Tru mans proposed arms aid fun to build up their own arms production Senator Conrjally DTex told reporters the combined foreign re lations and armed services com mittees voted 11 to 9 to permit use of the money to buy tools equip ment and raw materials to pro duce weapons in their own fac tories Connally said the vote came on an amendment by Chairman Tyd ings DMd of the arms serv ices committee Senator Vandenberg RMich had argued against the proposed outlay of to stimulate arms production in the European countries Vandenberg contends such as sistance should await the forma tion ot a defense council under the Atlantic alliance and adoption by the council of an overall defense plan Recommend Pay Boost for Streetcar Workers DCS Moines board of ar bitration recommended Monday that the Des Moines Railway com pany pay its streetcar and bus op erators an increase of 6 cents an hour The board recommended also that the AFL unions demand for a union checkup on the companys daily cash receipts be denied These were the 2 main points of arbitration agreed to when the board selected by Gov William S Beardsley began its work VICTIM OF POLIO Iowa City Kay Wallace 1 daughter of Mrs Frances Wallace Albert Lea Minn has been ad mitted to University hospitals for polio treatment Her condition is fair Yugoslavia Seems Unworried About Possibility of War Belgrade Yugoslavia wardly at 1 e a s t Yugoslavia showed scant signs Monday of worry about the possibility of a shooting war with her soviet dominated neighbors The war of nerves in the Bal kans apparently had the rest of the world more jittery than it Sid the people of this though they are conscious of the possibilities Government spokesmen were kept busy denying a flood of rumors about moves and counter moves in the increasingly bitter word war between soviet Russia and Yugoslavia But shoeshine boys in Belgrade slapped placidly away at the boots of their customers Housewives carried on their marketing as us ual In the country farmers were threshing one of their richest grain harvests in years At least part of Yugoslavias calm can be attributed of course to the fact that the official press has carried few of the rumore which apparently have disturbed the western world There has been no mention yet for example of the meeting of the sovietdominated economic council of mutual assistance in Sofia Bulgaria There have been some official denials of such rumors as un usual troop movements in Yugo slavia that 2 divisions have been sent into the Istrian Trieste peninsula to prevent sabotage that fire in the Fiume oil re finery was the work of soviet agents Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night and Tues day Low Monday night 54 High Tuesday 76 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Scattered showers again west portion Monday night Not much change in tem perature Low Monday night 55 60 cloudy afew scattered light showers north east and extreme southwest portions Monday night Tues day fair and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 81 Minimum SO At 8 a m Monday 62 Reporters Inspect Picture Gallery in Hunts Office Washington picture gallery in James V Hunts office was thrown open to inspection by reporters Monday It includes pictures of President Truman 31 sena tors or former senators and 30odd house members At different times during the senate 5per center hearings autographed pictures on Hunts walls have been mentioned The implication has been that he used them to impress potential clients Roger Q White Hunts invited newsmen to pic tures over He said there is no secret about any of these We didnt steal any of them We didnt get any of them at the point of a gun Hunt is the manufacturers counsel now ill in a hospital whose friendship with some Wash ington officials has been a prime topic of hearings before a senate investigations subcommittee 104 Pictures Reporters found 104 pictures in Hunts private office There were others in adjoining rooms The picture of President Tru man was on a table It bears the handwritten inscription Best wishes to Lt Col James V Hunt Harry Truman White said Hunt is 99 per cent certain he was given this picture while he was still a colonel in the army by Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan Mr Trumans military aide There is a picture of Vaughan inscribed To my good friend Col James V Hunt with all good wishes H H Vaughan With President In the reception room is a snap shot of Hunt with President Tru man Gen H H Hap Arnold and Major George Howard di rector of the air force band now a lieutenant Pictures of members of the senate subcommittee are on Hunts wall These pictures are of Sen ators Margaret Chase Smith R Maine and Joseph R McCarthy Mrs Smith said during the com mittees hearings last week that she was curious as to how Hunt got her picture YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 93 66 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 76 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Sunday 61 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 65 SAME While mrans nn Iraffio death In timl 21 houri KEOKUK FAIR OPENS Keokuk 51st annual Keokuk street fair will open Tues Engineers to Be Target of Lobby Probe Washington Sabath DI11 nominated the army en flineers Monday as the number 1 target of a prospective congres sional investigation of lobbying The chairman of the house rules committee predicted the house will start an inquiry soon after it gets back from vacation even if the senate fails to string along Sabath told reporters lobbying is at an all time highboth in the number of people doing it and amount of money they are laying out for it Ive checked up he said and more than 1900 lobbyists are reg istered There are many more who have failed to register In the first quarter of 1949 he said the lobbyists reported spend ing more than is more than the previous high set in the last 3 months of 1948 I want the investigating com mittee to go after the army corps of engineers Sabbath said They influence congress as no other body does They are actually the indirect representatives of power interests They overrode President Roose velt when he tried to reorganize the government Now when the Hoover commission recommends reorganization they arc the first to oppose it day and continue through Sept 3 night FORMER POLICE CHIEF DIES Marshalltown Breckel 95 onetime Marshall town police chief died Sunday High Courts Rutiedge Is in Hospital York Me Court Justice Wiley B Rutiedge 55 is a patient at the 22bed York village lospital The hospital said Monday there was no change on its report Sun day night that the jurist is under treatment for a circulatory condi tion which is improving Justice Rutiedge was admitted Saturday Mrs Rutiedge stayed at the hospital overnight The Rut iedges have been vacationing at nearby Ogunquit smart coastal summer resort Dr Fred A Geier Justice Rut ledges physician came by air from Washington Sunday Later he returned to the capital and Dr Elmer Tower of the hospitals staff took charge of the case Rutiedge was named to the su preme bench in 1943 He had served on the U S circuit court of appeals and as dean of law schools at Washington university St Louis and University of Iowa Attendance Expected to Set Record Grandstand Seats Will Be Reserved Lawson Explains By THOR J JENSEN The turmoil at the North Iowa fairgrounds Monday far surpassed anything which could be called mere hustle and bustle It started Saturday and the tempo will increase every hour until Thursday morning when the gates open for the 5day show The difficulty according to Manager M C Cap Lawson is to find room lor everything Every year thegrounds and build ings are full and the shows have grown again this year Advance ticket sales also indicate new record crowds he said All exhibit space in the Merch ants and Floral halls has been sold out for weeks The exhibit space or the grounds was all sold Mon day too according to Lawson Barns to Bulge The barns will be bulging Thursday despite a new one to hold the 4H baby beeves En tries already have assured the largest 4H pig show in history COMPLETE PROGRAM PAGE 29 Rath Workers Back on Jobs Waterloo in the sheep kill department of the Rath Packing company returned to their jobs Monday after settlement of their suspension The workers were suspended Friday when company officials charged the employes failed to meet work standards set up by study engineers United packing house union offi cials maintained the firm set too high job standards The issue was settled at a meet ing Saturday night ASSESSOR RESIGNS Cherokee Wirth 37 has resigned as Cherokee county assessor effective Sept 1 He said he was resigning because the salary of the office is not pro portionate with the amount of work and responsibility He hasserved as county assessor since January 1948 GlobeGazette photo ON HIS Borcherding Fredericksburg is shown just after he loaded up to take his GueVnseys to the Iowa state fair from which they will come to Mason City to exhibit at the North Iowa fair The animal nearest the camera was the grand champion of the junior livestock show at the Big 4 fair at Nashua Beyond are twin calves whose mother won the 1948 Iowa dairy production contest for Guernseys The 2 animals farthest 1rom the camera are the grand champion bull and female at the Big 4 fair in the open ckxss a new record number of beef Ijeif ers the largest county dairy show yet and 13 saddle ponies for good measure About 240 4H club youngsters are involved in taking care of the livestock and a new junior exhibit of oats and vegetables according to County Extension Director Marion E Olson The pig show will include about 400 head Olson said about 250 of them market pigs which will be sold at the annual auction on Monday at a m in front of the west bleachers The 173 baby beef entries also will go on the block One of Largest The open class dairy cattle show also looks like one of the largest according to Lavyson The crowds will be there too Advance sales of grandstand seats are going well at the Hotel Cerro Gordo he said By popular de mand they are all reserved this year Lawson explained so that there need be no waiting in line at the grandstand The seats will be on sale at the hotel 24 hours a day until 7 a m of the day of each show The Friday afternoon crowd will include more than 120 North Iowa pioneers who have made reservations as guests of the man agement for Golden Wedding day Show Arrives The big red trucks and long hpuse trailers of the World of Tbday shows arrived at the fair grounds Sunday the first of the entertainment features They filled the space in front of the racetrack fence as the job of laying out the fronts got under way All walking paths are being treated with calcium chloride to eliminate dust All the buildings and grounds are being fogsprayed with DDT to do away with flies Considerable rebuilding also has been done to make the fair visitors more comfortable Lawson said All thats needed now he said with a twinkle is the right kind of weather Seats Selling Fast Grandstand seats for both the auto racing days and the running horse races are moving out fast the boxoffice at the Hotel Cerro Gordo reported The opening grandstand pro gram on Thursday afternoon will be big car auto races as in previ ous years The big racers will be back for Saturday afternoon also The horse races will be running races for the first time this year with 8 derbies on the card The same mechanical starting gate used at the Iowa state fair is being brought here guaranteeing a fast program the manager said There also will be the full program of vaudeville each afternoon he added Stars on Parade The evening show the first 4 days will be the big Barnes and Carruthers rclue Stars on Pa rade from Chicago with an out standing vaudeville bill and a chorus line 01 16 beautiful girls JYiday afternoon bring a one4ay appearance of tke tsiack Hills rodeo which is showiNg east of the river for first time this year and a big string of range horses and to Mason City Monday the fair offers an tirely new program on both after noon and evening grandstand shows Jimmie Lynch and Hiar Death Dodgers will give 2 per formances oftheir thrill show and there will be a completely new vaudeville bill The Nora Springs Britt Rock ford Forest City Buffalo Center and Clear Lake high school bands will play for thefirst 6 perform ances and the Mason City muni cipal band will take over on Sun day and Monday   

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