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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITEb FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 10 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 1 Ope Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor The Atom Bomb Is a World Problem Child to be done about it VY is the question which has gripped the mind of every think ing American since that day not so long ago when President Tru man made solemn announcement of the well authenticated informa tion that the Russians have the atomic bomb There was an almost universal assumption that Russia would some day have the Abomb what with a feverish desire to have it ample supplies of fissionable ma terial the services of competent German physicists and known thefts of information from our own nuclear scientists But7 the development of the bomb this early in the race did come as a surprise and a shock The belief in best informed quar ters had been that it might take the Russians another 3 or 4 years and perhaps longer Based on Wishful Thinking Theres a report out of Holland that the tremor assumed to be an Abomb blast in Russia was in truth an explosion which destroyed the entire plant and all person nel of workers and scientists But without the slightest verification 01 this report it has to be set down as mere wishful thinking In realism we have no course but to assume that Russia DOES have the atomic bomb And that leads to the question Whats to be done about it 2 Lanes of Travel From where I sit there seem to be 2 roads open to us Or more accurately theres one road with 2 lanes of travel First there should be re doubled efforts through the United Nations or by direct ne gotiation to bring atomic energy including the bomb under inter national control with a view to eliminating an atomic war Second there must be no lag in our nations program of prepared ness for come what may If ne gotiations for outlawing the bomb fall down we must maintain our lead in the armaments race Whether the advent of Russias Abomb increases or lessens the chances for thisoutlawingof the split atom as a weapon of war is being debated David Lawrence of the United States News is one who takes the optimistic point of view Did We Ride Too Hard To his way of thinking the threat of war can be diminished by Russia with the atom His reasoning stems from an assump tion that America with her A bomb monopoly was riding herd too roughly on Russia Now Rus sia is in a position to talk back Thats a comforting point of view but I am unable to sense its validity If with the atomic bomb exclusively in our possession we couldnt make Russia see the light I see no reason for believ ing that Moscow will be more amenable to reason in the altered situation Borne Out by Vishinsky My somewhat pessimistic atti tude has had considerable con firmation in the utterances of North Iowa Is Struck by Hurricane Winds AP Wirephoto TRAPPED IN TRUCK AFTER BRIDGE Watts 14 Roseville Gal awaits rescue from the cab of a truck where he was trapped for more than 2 hours late Sunday after a collision with an auto near Woodland Cal Six persons were killed and Roy and his brother Morris Watts 25 seriously injured 40 Czech Priests Go to Prison Prague Czechoslovakia More than 40 Roman Catholic priests have been jailed in the past few days for opposition to the communist governments bill to control the church reliable sources reported Monday These arrests would bring than 300 the number more to of priests and nuns reported arrested since the beginning of the church state fight here The informants also reported nolice pressure is being applied to individual members of the church hierarchy who are opposing the legislation due to become law Novl The sources added that because of such pressure Msgr Frantisek Onderekthe apostolic administra tor of Testin Teschen near the Polish border recently issued a statement backing the bill in part He had been one of those who had signed protest letter condemning the control bill The informants said his statement came after hours of ceaseless questioning Navy Men Claim Russians Could Turn Back B36 Raids Washington men told congress Monday that Russian radarfighter defenses could stop B36 raids in num bers and that any getting through would waste a lot of Abombs by missing targets Cmdr Eugene Tatom brought gasps of surprise from the house armed services committee by testifying that you could stand at one end of Washington national airport and come through an atom bomb explosion at the other without seri ous injury The runway is aj little over a mile and a quar ter long Tatom head of the aviation ord nance branch of the navy aero nautics bureau said the Abomb is completely devastating in the immediate vicinity of its burst But contrary to popular ideas he said the area of destruction is rather limited He went on You can stand in the open at end of the northsouth run 2nd Hiss Trial Is Adjourned Until Nov 1 Vishinsky theRussian spokesman at UN in the tirne since Presi dent Truman made his announce ment about Russia and the bomb Vishinsky spoke glowingly of Russias desire fpr peace and the need for outlawing the Abomb as a weapon ofwar But rwhen it came to a concrete prpposal for accomplishing this all he had to offer was a warmedover version of the Russian plan which previ ously has been found utterly un acceptable to this country or the other nations of the world A 3Point Proposal And what was that proposal Just this 1 The atomic bomb should be outlawed 2 All existent stockpiles of Abombs should be destroyed 3 Each nation would pledge itself on its honor to live up to New York opening of the 2nd Alger Hiss perjury trial was adjourned Monday uatil Nov 1 to allow a new defense trial counsel more time to familiarize himself with the case The adjournment was granted by Federal Judge Vincent L Lei bell on the request of Claude B Cross of Boston who is replacing Lloyd Paul Stryker as trial coun sel Assistant U S Attorney Thom as F Murphy told the court the government was ready to go to trial and was very anxious to get the 2nd trial under way Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool through Tuesday Low Monday night 45 High Tuesday 65 Winds dimin ishing Monday night Iowa Fair and cooler Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy cooler central and east portions Low Monday night 4550 Minnesota Cloudy rain north one way at the Washington National airport with no more protection than the clothes you now have on and have an atom bomb explode at the other end of the runway without serious injury to you Because of the tremendous cost of atom bombs and the scarcity of the materials in them Tatom said precision bombing is just as nec essary as with conventional bombs Just let me assure you gentle man he said that precision bombing of military targets deep in enemy territory from 40000 feet at night or in daylight is a myth The big argument the air force makes for its 6engine B36 is that the plane could fly unde tectedto any enemy target at 40 000 feet and blast it with an A bomb Chairman Vinson DGa told Tatom to come back Tuesday to answer questions about the A bomb like to have you tell the committee he many people were the first one was Japan said why so killed when dropped in the agreement the beginning of UN the United States has had before the world this simple offer Well gladly agree to scrap our stockpile of atomic bombs and make no more only other nations consent to a system of international con trol which will include constant and competent inspection for in surance that all nations are liv ing up to the agreement AH Except Russia Approve That offer was received with favor by all the nations of the Russia and her satellites Russias opposition to it has been stated repeatedly by Comrade Vishinsky and his cur rent talks he is contending that n u c h international inspection would be a violation of the indi vidual nations sovereignty In short the United States being to scrap her stockpile or atomic bombs on the mere promise that Russia will do likewise tnis in the face of the fact that deceit treachery are written into the of communism Free to ke bombs safe from detection CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 and east portions Monday night and northeast portion Tuesday Cooler except little change in temperature close to Lake Su perior Shifting gales diminish ing Monday night Low Monday night ranging from 35 in north west to 45 to 50 in southeast High Tuesday mid50s north and mid60s south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 70 Minimum 63 At 8 a m 67 Precipitation 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 30 GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 77 Minimum 49 At 8 a m 51 Precipitation 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 38 Refuse to Review Appeal by May Garrson Brothers Washington supreme court Monday upheld in effect the bribery conviction of former Democratic Congressman Andrew J May of Kentucky and the Gar sson brothers wartime munitions makers The court refused to review their appeal so the ruling of a lower court becomes final May and the Garsson brothers still may ask for reconsideration by the court Congress May Adjourn Saturday Democratic Schools Get Million in State Aid Des Moincs ac tion by Gov William S Beards ley has cleared the way for pay ment of in state supple mental aid to schools this year The office of Miss Jesse Parker superintendent of public instruc tion said Monday that supple mental aid will be paid on the basis of instead of Her office previously had con tended that the appropriation pay able nbw was the milliondollars ayear fixed by the 1947 general assembly State Comptroller Ray Johnson had contended the present pay ment should be the a year appropriated by the 1949 as sembly The superintendent of public instruction office revised its po sition after an executive order was issued by Beardsley calling for a 2 million dollar payment Great Plains Tornado Is Fatal to One By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes roared and moaned over the Great Plains Sunday night killing 1 person and injur ing 4 others From the Dakotas southward into Oklahoma and Texas the clouds unloaded their moisture in thunderstorms The bayous around Houston though were getting back to normal as flood waters receded But the weatherman used his trite but happy official phrase for Much Corn Flattened by Gales 90MileanHour Velocity Reported Just After Noon PICTURE PAGE INSIDE Winds of hurricane velocity struck North Iowa Monday flat tening much of the years bumper corn crop blowing down trees and large limbs which disrupted tele phone and power services rip ping off roofs of buildings and exploding plate glass windows from their frames The wind reached 90 miles an hour just after the noon hour ac cording to the governments CAA weather reporting station at the Mason City municipal airport and continued blowing at around 70 miles an hour through the early afternoon The heavy winds struck just after 8 a m the observers said with a velocity of 80 miles an hour registered on their instru ments for several minutes The wind then subsided to between 45 and 60 miles an hour until when it again mounted to 81 miles an hour It blew almost steadily at more than 70 miles an hour until it hit the 90 mark at p m Damage to Corn GlobeGazette Photo CORN ON was hardly a stalk more than 3 feet off the ground in this cornfield on the F J Olson farm 3 mileseast of State and Federal at noon Monday It was typical of many other fields in North Iowa andsuch conditions make a mechanical cornpicker practically useless in gathering the corn Hogs and hand work will have to hring most of North Iowas corn crop from the fields thisfall Note the fence covered with debris from fields to the south Furs Worth Are Stolen the weather conditions over east ern southern and central U S He said Unseasonably warm tempera tures continue Cool Temperatures In the western states the ther mometer readers were cool as were the readings In a suburb of Lincoln Nebr a Sunday tornado dipped to earth and leveled a house Mrs Stella Morris 78 was killed Two others in the house were treated for in Heaviest damage will be to the corn crop much of which will be on the ground or too low to be harvested by mechanical corn pickers It will come from the fields this fall either by hand work or in hogs turned into the fields to pick it up Therewill be too much for hogs to harvest however and farmers were wondering how to get enough help to bring it in in the old fashioned way Leslie Carl Des Moines state federal crop reporting chief made this comment This wind is going to play hav oc with Iowas corn harvest There is so much corn with brittle shanks and coupled with corn borer dam age these winds will knock the crop galley west Carl said wind damage to the corn would create a tremendous problem in harvesting the Iowa corn crop with mechanical pickers Constant Trouble If the machines are set low enough to catch ears and stalks on the ground there is going to be constant trouble with clogging from trash If they are set higher they are going to miss an awfully lot of corn Carl said there is no practical way to estimate in terms of bush els the amount of corn which will be lost because of the wind He said that a week ago a survey of various Iowa sections showed that in some places as much as 40 per cent of the corn was on the ground This wind undoubtedly will send the percentages up all along the line he commented Rainfall before and after 8 a m totaled i inch The storm was general through out North Iowa with trees and roofs suffering considerable dam age At Osage a large tree in front of the Bloxham hotel split and onehalf fell and damaged the ho tel roof Aerial Dismantled At Decorah the high wind dis mantled a television aerial of the Standard Appliance company which stood about 40 feet above the building No damage was done otherwise and no one was in jured Cornfields were flattened in this area It is reported that some fields will have to be har Truman Defeat Expected on 3rd Term for Leland Olds Washington AP The senate this week may hand President Truman a defeat on one warm political issue with the outcome doubtful in another Unless there is an unexpected change in sentiment the senate seems likely to slap down the presidents reappoint of Leland Olds to a 3rd strong that windshield wipers were needed With all of the flying glass from plate glass windows and extreme hazards offered by down wires only one injury was reported up to 2 p m Monday Ben Hendrick son route 3 was treated for a broken arm at Park hospital He said he was going to the mailbox on his farm when a gust of wind blew him down and caused the injury Plate glass in many store win dows in downtown Mason City was shattered Radio towers throughout the city were trembling Spectators lined the street across from the police station as the huge police tower tottered for several feet back and forth Icehouse Totters The icehouse south of Roosevelt stadium was enroute to partial de struction at last Early afternoon reports warned persons to stay clear of the building and the roof was reported off A large section of roof on the Washington congressional leaders informed President Truman Monday that unless complications develop con gress will adjourn Saturday Speaker Rayburn told reporters that it all depends on the senate since he can guarantee the house will be ready to quit on the target date juries The whirling funnel of wind vested by the hogs At Charles City a 30mile an Shows Gratitude Englewood Colo George Rash 32 saw the police car behind him upset and he went back to pick up the slightlyin jured patrolman When they arived at the police station the officer Martin Knis ley thanked Rash for the ride and then gave him a ticket for speed I ing and running a red light had scythed a path 12 miles long across the Nebraska countryside before it made its deadly strike In its wake it left a tangle of com munication and power lines The damaging winds hopskip andjumped over Oklahoma One woman was injured at Slapout Okla a small farm community 50 miles northwest of Woodward Houses Damaged Two houses and a filling station were damaged A twister fingered down near Rosston and damaged a home on the outskirts of La verne in Harper county In Russell Kans a small tor nado ignored the lashed down Main street One woman was critically injured but on the edge of town 500 farmers danced on at a V F W hall as the winds bypassed them hour wind blew out a plate glass window at the Petersen Plumbing Heating Co on Main street Power was off for a short time Fifteen hundreths of an inch of rain fell during high wind No damage so far reported from the county Two Mason City radio stations KICM and KSMN were off the air during part of the day due to power failure and sattion KGLO was operating on emergency diesel power The fire department called in the offshift at a m and was swamped with trouble calls of all descriptions and 135 Mason City telephone lines were down Long distance circuits out totaled 65 Word from the highway patrol said a truck caught on fire from a down wire west of Nora Springs Raises Spray Motorists along the north shore of Clear Lake said the spray was shooting across the highway so huge new shed being constructed by the Cash way Lumber store ai Emery was blown off narrowly missing 2 employes in the adjacenl building of the Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad company building More than worth of dam age was done at Lloyds new serv ice station and cafe 2 miles east of Clear Lake on highway 18 owner Lloyd Hayes stated A 16 by 75 roof was blown off and crashed on a garage with a newly repaired auto in it Other damage at the Lake was reported at the Larson hatchery and the Clear Lake Lumber company More than 40 feet of fence was ripped out in front oi the Drive In theater on highway 18 The airport at Rochester Minn reported 100 mile an hour winds to the CAA which said it was an unprecedented figure for the north central United States According to Beauforts scale used by the CAA hurricane winds are those from 73 to 82 miles an hour a storm is from 64 to 72 miles an hour and a whole gale from 55 to experi enced inland erm on the federal power commission The results are in dobut in a backstage fight over the presi dents demand that congress Droaden the base and raise the quota for admission of displaced persons from Eurone Play Bigr Part Otherwise unrelated these 2 issues are expected to play a part next years struggle between the republicans and democrats for control of congress Mr Truman used the DP issue in last years campaign calling the law passed by the republican 80th congress AntiSemitic and antiCatholic If action on its revision is blocked by the demo cratic 81st republicans may have something to say about that As the situation stands Mr Trumans best hope for action on the DP measure lies in an effort by administration senators and some republicans to force it out of the senate judiciary committee over the opposition of Chairman McCarran Senator Ferguson R Mich plans such an attempt this week Party Regularity President Trumans attempt to make support of Olds a matter of party regularity seemed to have rebounded Mr Truman said the big corporations were after Olds Oil and gas state senators opposed him because he wants the power commission to regulate natural gas Others talked of his radi cal Truman Asks Funds for Arms Shipment Washington fP President Truman asked congress Monday for to pay for American arms shipments abroad to aid friendly nations He requested an appropriation of and authority to enter into worth o contracts Senator Byrd DVa tore into the president about his demand for party support of the appointee Other democrats grumbled pri vately that the president had no business butting into their realm of confirming or rejecting h i s nominees By all counts the odds were against Olds despite a campaign by the democratic national com mittee tostirup support for the nominee through the country Marshall and Swift Scene of Robbery Midwest police were alerted Monday for clues to the robbery of furs valued at wholesale from the Marshall and Swift Fur company 214 Delaware N E which apparently took place some time Sunday morning It was the largest loot in Ma son City since the Dillinger gang held up the First National bank and took in 1934 Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said he believed the work was done by experts because of the entrance they made through the glass front door of the companys fur shop The intruders appar ently pulled the lock off with strong tweezers made a quick entry and exit The glass around the lock was not damaged or even scratched Chief Wolfe said a policeman checked the door at a m Sunday and again at a m The door was found open by a company janitor Sunday after noon Company officials said 31 pieces of fur including coats and scarves were missing They were mink muskrat Persian lamb silver fox squirrel hair seal ocelot and Kol insky and all were on display The thieves left all but one hanger in place No report hasbeen given of any persons in the area during the possible time of the robbery Postal employes ai work across the street at the time did not see any one Store personnel told police they did not recall waiting on any suspicious persons recently A similar robbery was reported at Cownies in Waterloo 2 weeks ago but no clues obtained In May a new store in Oelwein with a glass front door was robbed oC worth of furs in an early morning raid on 3 stores there A large black sedan with Illinois license plates was the only clue uncovered in that robbery Teacher at Luther College Elected to Lutheran Office Rock Island 111 Dr George F Hall of Gustavus Adol phus college St Peter Minn is the new president of the Associa tion of Lutheran College Facul ties succeeding Edward Nervig of Augusta college Sioux Falls S Dak Other officers named Saturday were Dr W O Doescher Capital University Columbus Ohio vice president Miss Clara Paulson Luther college Decorah Iowa secretary and Dr Juanita Jones Carthage college Carthage 111 treasurer DIES OF INJURIES Marengo Winfield Bos lough 75 of Rock Island 111 died here Sunday night of injuries re ceived Friday in an accident at the southwest edge of Marengo Boslough was rounding a curve at the junction of highways 6 and 212 when his car went out of control and broke off a telephone pole He suffered a punctured lung and other chest injuries SAME BUck traffic death in Zi heart   

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