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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 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 liUllf VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 1949 This Paper Consists Two One No 320 Radford Calls B36 Bad Gamble for US STREAMLINED RIBBON No forms No reinforcing This new placing and finishing machine under the critical eye of many construction personnel Thursday is going to revolutionize the industry its inventors believe Its work ing on the west city limits road laying in 10foot strips the paving to be slightly over 20 feet in width New Machine Is Used for Paving Mile Between High ivvays to Be Surfaced By RICK MEREDITH The paying of the city limits mile now in progress gives promise of being the most celebrated mile of concrete in the state of Iowa in some time Its being done with a new placing and finishing ma chine invented by J W Johnson engineer in charge of the Central Laboratories of the state highway commission at Ames The mile 99 to be exact is be tween highway 106 and 18 on the west Mason City limits paral lel to and 2 miles west of high way 65 Thursday the area was jammed with interested spectators from surrounding states and many Iowa counties They had been is sued a special invitation by R E Robertson Cerro en gineer Among them were many state and county engineers super visors cement company repre sentatives and highway equipment manufacturers A desire for a cheaper system of construction of concrete pave ment than that afforded by the equipment methods used in the past Johnson says inspired the development of the machine Performs Many Duties It is designed to construct a concrete slab without the use of fixed forms and to perform the op erations commonly performed by a concrete spreader a transverse finishing machine and a longitu dinal float supplemented by ex tensive hand finishing operations A casual inspection shows an absence of the usual huge outlay of equipment for a paving project and the new machine cuts labor requirements considerably Robertson said the work which began Tuesday should be com pleted by next Thursday with the aid of good weather and the road would likely be opened 2 weeks after that Possibilities Good The machine has untold possi bilities he predicted There is no expensive work in laying forms and using a finishing machine He called attention to the fact that way back in 1915 another experimental mile was laid from The Pines west on highway 18 without the use of steel reinforce ments It did have forms how ever Work here is the 2nd attempt to use the new machine and the long est distance yet The machine has been used on 3 experimental runs at Ames and on a halfmile proj ect in OBrien county The designers believe that al most any system of reinforcement of the concrete slab that might be desired may be used However none is being used here The machine lays pavement 10 feet wide and 6 inches thick The 4inch space between the 2 strips on the city limits road will be filled with bituminous mixture tamped tight to the surface of the slab Those who have studied the operation believe the machine can eventually be modified to lay pavement 22feet wide or wider at a single passage of the ma chine Johnson says it represents more than 2 years spare time work in the laboratory at Ames First it was made 18 inches wide then 3 feet and the 3rd attempt in creased it to its present size He estimates its cost at slightly over S 10000 Vibrator is Key The essential feature is the vi brating of the concrete with stand aid vibrating equipment consisting of a motor generator and 3 motors eccentric weights Vibrated concrete will stand up 5f not moved the inventor says Coarse GlobeGazette Photos COMPACT usual litter of equipment on a paving job is missing Ready mix cement trucks back up to the machine dump their loads into its vibrators and its quickly spread at the rate of 10 feet a minute if the material is available Northwestern States Portland Ce ment company The visiting delegation was en tertained at lunch by the Gibbs Cook company Klipto Loose Leaf Iowa Culvert and Pipe company and the Goplerud Oil company Osage Jersey Mass Killer Found to Be Insane Camden N J trists Friday found Camdens mass killer Howard B Unruh insane Prosecutor Mitchell H Cohen said he will be sent to an insane asy lum without ever standing trial for the slaughter of 13 people on a Camden street on Sept 6 The decision came after a monthlong study of Unruh at the New Jersey state hospital at Tren ton Psychiatrists reported to Cohen Friday that they found Unruh to be a case of dementia praecox Dementia praecox is a type of insanity in which the brain cells deteriorate It is considered in curable The report by the 4 mental health experts concluded This man should be regularly committed to the Trenton state hospital where custody supervi sion and treatment is available and peoples in the community will be protected from injury or danger should there be a recurrence of his homicidal impulses Cohen told reporters he has prepared a petition to the Cam den county court asking formal commitment of Unruh to the state mental hospital specifying that he should be confined in a building for the criminally insane Communists Form East Reich State Demand Liquidation of West Germanys Bonn Government Berlin UR Soviet zone com munists today proclaimed a new provisional all German state with Berlin as its probable cap ital and demanded liquidation of the West German government at Bonn Wilhelm Pieck Moscowtrained German communist leader an nounced establishment of the pro visional state to hundreds of cheering delegates representing all soviet zone parties He said elections for the new government would be held a year hence Pieck himself is expected to be president of the provisional government that will rule in the interim Delegates Meet Delegates met in the German Peoples council building former ly Hermann Goerings air force headquarters in the soviet sector of Berlin to hear the communist reply to the establishment of a West German state Pieck read a 20point program for the new allGerman state He said he believed the Soviet Union would indorse the propos als They included Berlin as Capital 1 Designation of Berlin as cap ital 2 Reestablishment of Ger manys political and economic unity n 3 Liquidation of the west Ger man state at Bonn 4 Building of an allGerman government for an allGerman democratic republic 5 Reunification of Berlin now divided into 4 sectors under the American British French and soviet occupation forces Pieck said that as soon as the peoples council is formally trans formed into the peoples chamber or lower house of a parliament for the new state its leaders would petition the Soviet Union for rec ognition as an independent Ger man state Admiral in Testimony at House Probe Pacific Commander Terms Giant Bomber Unproved Clunker AP Wirephcto BRIDGES Bridges west coast ILWU chief disembarks from an airliner Thursday night at the Inter national airport San Francisco after a flight from Hawaii where a prolonged dock strike has been settled Bridges car ries a handful of flower leis in cellophane bags for the girls in the office Story on page 2 Gen Eichelberger to Be Speaker on Armistice Day 85YearOld Is Much Improved The condition of George Schnoor 85 Odd Fellows home was reported much improved Fri day at Park hospital Schnoor was taken there Wednesday afternoon after suffering severe injuries when he fell off a stepladder cement is used It takes just one man to op crate the entire machine Pave ment can be laid at the rate of 10 feet a minute if the material is available The concrete may be mixed in a central mixing spot or as on this job in trucks The Andrews Concrete company nf Mnson City made the successful bid of on the project Bnd is mixing he cement in its own trucks The crushed hme itone and sand is from the Ideal innd nnd Gravel company and the cement produced by the All 9 Aboard Air Transport Die in Crash Aslicvillc N Car Tom Huffman reported Friday that all 9 men aboard an air force C47 transport that crashed inthe mountains near here were dead The wreckage of the plane was found 6 miles from the Blue Ridge parkway threequarters of a mile down on the east side of Mount Mitchell highest mountain east of the Mississippi Huffman said Game Warden W C Hall reported to him that he had seen the wreckage and that all 9 men were dead and the plane burned He said that Hall told him one of the victims apparently had crawled from the wreckage and was burned The plane was found as ground and air groups began their 2nd day of searching INTERESTED filled the area of the paving project Thursday many from surrounding states and counties at the invitation of R E Robertson county engineer On the machine here watching the vi brators at work are left to right Pete Andersen North western States Portland Cement company secretary treasurer Henry Hitzhusen and Joe Fritz county super visors who voted for trie improvementand J W Johnson engineer in charge of the highway commission laboratory at Ames who is largely responsible for the invention Small glass jars with screwon tops make excellent containers for bolts nails or smilar items in the home workshop Steel Strike May Sprelad to Aluminum Firm By UNITED PRESS Federal mediators met with John L Lewis and the coal mine operators in their first attempt to settle the coal walkout Friday while the nationwide steel strike threatened to spread to the alum inum industry In a 3rd big labor dispute top officers of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen and Enginemen met in Chicago to decide whether to take a nationwide strike vote In the steel strike the CIO United Stcelworkers told Alum inum Company of America that its 20000 workers will walk out Oct 17 unless the company grants the 10ccnt pension and insur ance package over which the steel strike was called In the coal walkout mediators led by Director Cyrus C h i n g hoped for a quick settlement of the 19dayold strike before a se cere coal shortage develops But union officials and mine operators were pessimistic In the rail dispute the fire mens union met to decide what to do about its demand for em ployment of an extra man in the cabs of big multipleunit Diesel locomotives A presidential fact finding board had found the de mand without basis but the un ion has stuck to its strike threat HEADS LOAN GROUP DCS Moincs XP Otis Jones Des Moines supervisor of Iowa small loan companies in the state banking department has been elected president of the national association of stale small loan su pervisors The television receiver is a heavy xiser of vacuum tubes re quiring 20 or more Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with occasional rain through Satur day Low Friday night 52 to 58 High Saturday 60 to 65 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night occasional showers west portion Friday night Saturday showers Not much change in tempera ture Low Friday night 50 north west to 55 southeast Iowa 5Day VVealher Temperatures will average near normal Normal high 65 to 69 Normal low 40 to 45 Quite mild Saturday Cooler Sun day Warmer Monday and Tuesday Turning cooler again Wednesday Precipitation will average 4 to 3 of an inch oc curring as showers west por tion Friday and over the en tire state Saturday and again Tuesday Minnesota Cloudy tain except along Canadian border Friday night Saturday rain and cool possibly changing to snow northwest portion Low Friday night ranging from 32 to 36 northwest to 50 to 55 southeast High Saturday 38 to 44 north west to around 60 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 76 Minimum 55 At 8 a m 02 Precipitation 01 LtGen Robert L Eichelberger commander of the 8th army in the New Guinea and Philippines cam paigns and of occupation forces In Japan after Jan 1 1946 will be Mason Citys Armistice day speak er The general who recently com pleted a series of articles in the Saturday Evening Post on the Pa cific campaign will speak in Roosevelt fieldhouse at 8 p m it was announced Thursday eve ning at the regular monthly meet ing of ClausenWorden post of the American Legion The generals talk will climax a fullday program sponsored by the American Legion post accord ing to Fred C Wilts cochairman of the committee on arrange ments Other Features Other features will be an after noon football game between the Mason City and Rochester junior college teams the appearance of the state championship American Legion drum and bugle corps from Gowrie and a taik on the origin of the Armistice day celebration by B C Sullivan Rockford 4th dis trict American Legion commander Combination tickets for the football game and evening pro gram in the fieldhouse will be available for each Wilts an nounced and admittance at the ieldhouse door will be at the same price Football tickets will be nvailable for students at their schools for 25 cents each it was decided Since only 3000 tickets will be available for the evening program hey will be available to Legion naires only during the 1st week of sale Thereafter they will be on sale of the 2 banks Abel and Sons and the Legionnaire club Days Program The complete program a drum and bugle corps in Central park a from Le gionnaire club to Doughboy sta ue a service at Doughboy statue LT GEN R L EICHELBERGER 11 Washington UR Adm Arthur W Radford told congressmen Fri day the air forces B36 bomber is a bad gamble with national se curity and would be useless defensively and inadequate of fensively in an atomic war Radford Pacific fleet comman der and top spokesman for naval aviation loosed his blast against present defense plans before a packed hearing of the house armed services committee He was the leadoff witness in a public inquiry at which the navys most famous uniformed figures were ready to bring out into the ppen their split with their civilian secretary and Adm Louis Denfeld chief of naval operations The 53yearold admiral wal loped the B35 as a giant unprov ed clunker and asserted that American taxpayers cannot af ford billion dollar blunders Raps Procurement He castigated the stop and go procurement procedures u n 4 e r which the air force first ordered other planes then cut them out to buy B36s and he said the unusual procedures used to push the B36 program to its present status were not justified Many people clustered outside the committee room as Radford read his 16page study of defense problems and his criticism of the B36 They hoped to get seat Of the B36 procurement pro cedures which were the subject of an investigation by the house committee and which resulted in an endorsement of the air force Radford said They undermine all unifica tion they prevent progress to ward mutual trust understanding arid unified planning they short cut the vital and proven proced ures developed through experience for safeguarding the security of our country Views His Own Radford said his views were his own I am not speaking for any segment of the armed services I testify as a citizen and as a pro fessional student of warfare I am concerned with the future of the navy and the future of naval avia tion only as they can contribute to the security of our nation He said the B36 itself is not so important as the theory of warfaie it symbolizes that is the theory of YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum fin 43 Sports Bulletin Yankees 4 Dodgers 3 Slorv crt Sports Page p to Roose velt stadium 2 p game Mason City junior college vs Rochester junior college Gowrie drum and bugle corps maneuvers between halves p by 96 pieces Mason City high school band Roosevelt fieldhouse p solo by Mrs B Raymond Weston p of Armistice day B C Sullivan 4th district American Legion commander 8 p Lt Gen Rob ert L Eichelberger Robbery Try Thwarted at Nora Springs Nora Springs Officers here Friday were seeking 2 young men about 17 years old who attempted to hold up the C H filling sta tion operated by Steve Crowell and Danny Hartwell about 10 p m Thursday Crowell was alone in the sta tion when the 2 walked in one the atomic blitz said threatening an enemy with an atomic blitz will not deter him from war but even if that plan were to become American policy we must have a much more efficient weapon the B36 to deliver the blitz He said suclt planes are available today Radford is the admiral who gave endorsement to a letter written by Vice Adm Gerald F Bogan com mander of the first task fleet in the Pacific which was critical of unification policies F UNHURT IN AIR CRASH Lincoln Nebr H Brake of Sioux City Iowa es caped injury Thursday at the Lin coin naval air station when his fighter plane engine failed dur ing a takeoff Brake an insur ance salesman made a belly land ing Pic is on his annual 2week reserve training duty at the sta tion 1 carrying a knife Neither dis played a gun The 2 stood in the doorway and one said You know what we want You know where it is replied Crowell Crowell stepped aside and the man with the knife started for the cash register and when he was passing Crowell the latter swung at him with his fist and knocked him down The 2nd man who at the mo ment was out of Crowells range of vision struck Crowell over the head with a pop bottle and laid him out momentarily The bottle was broken by the force of the blow The 2 youths then took to their heels without taking anything anc were gone when Ctowell regaioec consciousnes He started to nun for them and a small boy reportec they got into a car parkec nearby and drove away 2 Are Killed in CarTrain Crash Burlington men were tilled here Friday morning when the coal truck in which they were iding was struck by a north aound Burlington Route train Francis Liles 35 driver died in the wreckage of the truck Roy Floyd 65 who was thrown clear of the truck cab died on the way to a hospital The accident happened at Cas cade Landing near the Mississip pi river in the southeast part of Burlington The truck was dragged about 130 feet from the crossing TAKE REALTOR TEST Des Afoines Fortythree candidates for state real estate dealer licenses took examinations given by the state real estate com mission Thursday The last month ly exam of the year will be given here Nov 3 SAME Black lint traffic death in part 21
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