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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor For a Calendar That Makes Sense T wont think Im addling on one string too much il visit with again about the crying need for a calendar that makes sense Its a subject very near and dear to me Thats why I like to talk about it Incidentally the present seems very appropriate time to do this for several reasons One of these reasons is that before the United Nations at this time theres a res olution calling for approval of what has come to be known as the World calendar Another reason is that we havent any time to waste if were to get full advantage of this cal endar reform within the lifetime of people now living The change over could be best accomplished at the close of next year for rea sons which Ill discuss later in this commentary A Reflection on Our Times Down through the ages man has been in constant quest for anim proved method of measuring time In the past not once but many times when that better way has been found people have had the good sense to adopt it In the World calendar which already has the approval of nearly a score of nations we have a plan obviously superior to the Gregorian calendar now in use No IOVVA MONDAY NOVEMBER 21 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 31 Fight Shapes Up on Mine Welfare Fund Cal Cpl Fry Los valid objection has ever been raised against for the plain and simple reason that no valid objection can be raised against it The question arises Arent we possessed of the gumption and in telligence that marked our fore bears since the beginning of time For a time world opinion was divided as between one proposed calendar which would have di vided the year into 13 months of equal length and another which keeps the 12 months Both were conceded to be superior to the present Gregorian calendar World Calendar Best Through study and debate however the latter calendar called the World calendar has moved out in front It has the favor of everybody who ever gave intelligent consideration to the problem For a few minutes then lets take a look at it and see just how it would fit into our own lives The World calendar as Ive ob served retains our 12 months But that isnt all It correlates days and dates and divides the year into quarters of equal length The months incidentally retain their present names Each quarter of the year starts with a Sunday The first month of each quarter has 31 days the other 2 months have 30 days each Each quarter thus has exactly 91 days or 13 weeks Likewise each half year is of equal length Jan 1 Always a Sunday In the World calendar dates have the same weekday names Jan 1 always falls on a Sunday July 4 always on a Wednesday Likewise birthdays and wedding anniversaries always fall on the same day of the week Is there objection to these features as compared with our roving calen dar now in use The answer is no Because the present allowance for leap year is substantially accur ate no change is proposed Hence the new calendar year will consist of 365 days and every 4th year 366 days Thus with the months and days as quarters of 91 days will be in each or dinary year one day unaccounted for and in each leap year 2 such days To deal with this situation the World calendar includes every year a day which would have no weekday name Instead it would be called Year End World holiday probably just World day On the calendar it would be desig nated as December W and would take the place of what is now Dec 31 Successor to Leap Year A similar day to be called Leap Year World holiday would be added to the calendar each 4 years This would replace our present Feb 29 and have the designation Of June W Both Year End day and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Appeal to 30 Nations n Ward Case Washington The United States has appealed to 30 nations ncluding Russia to intervene with he Chinese communists in behalj of the imprisoned American con sul general Angus Ward The state department an nounced that Secretary Acheson sent out messages Friday night asking the other governments as a matter of urgency to express to the communist authorities at Peip ing their concern over the jail ing of Ward and 4 members of his staff Ward and the others were jailed October 24 The state department said that even Monday other American staff members at Mukden are still un able to get permission to visit Ward Acheson made his appeal after the repeated protests to the top Chinese communist officials through American consular repre sentatives at Peiping had been ignored 2 Killed and 4 Hurt in Collision Davenport Two persons were fatally injured and 4 others were hospitalized as the result of a headon crash on a Missis sippi river bridge Sunday Frank Breaw 47 and his wife Sylvia 46 of Davenport were killed Mrs Breaw was dead on arrival at a Davenport hospital Breaw died a few hours later The injured were Mr and Mrs Harold Vogel Cyril von Savage 22 and John Mann 40 all of Dav enport Mr and Mrs Vogel were hospitalized in Davenport Mann and von Savage weretaken to a Rock Island 111 hospital The accident occurred on the Sylvan Slough bridge between Rock Island arsenal and the Rock Island approach to the span v GreatGrandchildren Brides Attendants Pittsburgh Catherine Ginthers 8 greatgrandchildren will be attendants Monday night at her marriage to Charles Ward 82 a retired farmer of Wisconsin Dells Wis Also attending the nuptials will be 25 of the 67yearold brides grandchildren and 3 of her 5 chil dren The ceremony will be held at the home of a granddaughter Mrs Joseph Perrott Crafton Heights 78 Crash Survivors Thought of Food Families More Room Hamilton Bermuda AP Beefsteak families insur O ir rl i i i i ance and move over and give me a little room Thats what survivors of the ditched B29 said Fear 29 Children Killed in Air Crash Death Toll to 201 By UNITED PRESS The toll of dead and missing in airliner and military plane crashes rose Monday to 201 in 4 weeks with the loss ol a Dutch twinengine airliner near Oslo Norway and the crash of a Royal Air Force flying boat at Singapore muDulch airllner carried 29 children and 6 adults The RAP flying crashed while taking off from Seletar naval base at Singapore Sunday night killing 5 of the 14 air force men aboard The Dutch plane believed to have crashed in a heavy fog was carrying Jewish refugee children to a Norwegian rehabilitation camp tl was last heard from at p m a m EST Sun they oaiu Cllcy thought about during 79 miserable hours on two Gman life rafts In heavy swells north of Bermuda Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and colder Monday night with low about 14 Sunny and warmer Tuesday with high about 45 Iowa Fair Monday night and Tuesday Colder Monday night Warmer Tuesday Low Monday 1218 Minnesota Fair Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer with some light rain or snow northeast portion late in afternoon Low Monday night 10 to 15 north 15 lo 20 south High Tuesday 50 southwest to 40 northeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 17 19 03 I inch 33 28 The 18 survivors 4 of them on stretchers arrived here Sun day afternoon aboard the Canad ian destroyer Haida The ship picked them up Saturday after noon after a U S air force B17 sighted them about 400 miles northeast of Bermuda Two of the 20man crew drowned before they could get through the heavy swells to the 2 life rafts One of the 18 survivors was suffering considerably from shock But 14 of the bruised and salt caked airmen walked unaided from the crashboats that brought them to the shore from the de stroyer They grinned at the wild ly cheering hundreds who watched them transfer to ambulances that took them to the Kindley air base hospital here Condition Good Most of the men were considered in good condition Some had suf fered sprains Some had salt water sores But the majority seemed fairly fit The planes commander and pilot Lt Col John Grable of March Field air base Cal said the church was to be a first stop ashore for most of the rescued airmen Then maybe we will celebrate a bit Grable added Grable said no one turned evangelist during the long wet wait but we all thought a lot and prayed we would be picked up Hunt for Bermuda The pilot said after the planes radio navigation equipment failed Wednesday morning we hunted for the island Bermuda under every cloud we saw but had no uck It was pretty overcast With their fuel almost out we cttisoned everything we could and prepared for ditching When the big bomber hit the water the tail broke off taking one of the 3 life rafts aboard down with it The fuselage turned nose down in less than a minute The men on the rafts lived on emergency rations mostly hard candy When they were picked up they had one days supply left Thirst was no problem because they drank rain water from fre quent showers They also had equipment to purify thq salty sea water Grable said he caught one fish a 2foot yellow tail But it got away when he tried to land it It was the nearest the group came to getting their food from the sea CWA Raps Bell Pension Boost Washington The communications workers said Monday the Bell Telephone ClOs union system has doubled plan for workers its pension The union said that because this was done without consulting it unfair labor practices charges will be filed with the National Labor Relations Board and an investiga tion asked in congress The American Telephone and Telegraph company introduced these changes without consulting the union even though we are bargaining with Bell companies on pension matters at the present time said Joseph A Bcirnc CWAs president BABY SUFFOCATES DCS Moincs old George Logan died of suffo cation Monday when he became langlecl in bcdclothing in his crib Appeal by Eisler Is Tossed Out Washington supreme court Monday tossed out an appeal by Gerhart Eisler the communist leader who jumped bail and fled the country while the justices were considering his case Eisler appealed to the supreme court from a contempt of congress conviction He sat in the court chamber while lawyers debated his case earlier this year But he stowed away on a Polish ship last May and fled to England and then to Germany before a decision was reached The court puzzled for a month over what to do in such a unique circumstance Finally the justices voted 5 to 4 to put the case in a sort of suspended status It was taken off the docket but tech nically remained before the court Recently Solicitor General Phil ip B Perlman suggested that the whole business be thrown out of court Perlman noted that Eisler has taken public office in the soviet zone of Germany and shows no signs of ever returning here He urged that the appeal which had been granted Eisler should now be finally dismissed The court Monday took this ad vice and dismissed Eislers case with a brief order It noted that Justices Douglas and Clark took not part in the action Eisler was sentenced to a year in jail and fined for refus ing to be sworn as a witness be fore the house unAmerican ac tivities committee He was at liberty on bail at the time he filed his appeal to the supreme court The effect of Mondays action was to leave the conviction and sentence hanging over Eislers head should he ever return to the United States day just 10 minutes before farm ers 15 miles south of Oslo said they heard the planes engines then an explosion Rescue parties searched the heavily wooded area unsuccess fully throughout the night In ad dition to the children there were 2 nurses and 4 crewmen aboard The D3 had been chartered by a Norwegian relief organization to bring the children from Africa and had made its last stop at Brussels Belgium Time Expires Airlines officials said the plane carried enough fuel to last for at least 11 hours but that time limit expired Sunday midnight The missing plane was the 14th in a series of air tragedies which began Oct 28 when an Air France Constellation crashed in the Azores killing 48 persons The series included the worst disaster in commercial aviation history Nov I when 2 planes collided over the Washington national airport killing 55 A majority of the crashes oc curred in and near the United States and led the air force and airports to take action to reduce flight danger B29s Grounded The air force ordered all B29s grounded last week following 6 crashes of planes of that type in 15 days Air force officials ordered an immediate investigation to learn whether faulty construction or other mechanical deficiencies were responsible for the high B29 tnbute in tax refunds toll under the Three of the nations largest air Film Actress Jean Wallace Stabs Herself Los Angeles hours after she dined with her divorced husband Franchot Tone and their 2 children beautiful blonde ac tress Jean Wallace stabbed herself in the abdomen with a butcher knife The onetime Earl Carroll show girl commented Sunday to police vhile being treated at Georgia street receiving hospital I did it just for laughs But police called it an attempted suicide and said that only the in tervention of her mother pre vented more serious injury or death Police listed the motive as despondency over the final break up of her marriage with Tone which ended in a final divorce de cree Oct 1 Her wound while painful was not serious Her mother Mrs Mary Ingham related that she found her daugh ter early Sunday bleeding from an inch deep wound in the abdomen and trying to cut herself again with a 14inch butcher knife Okays Land Tax Credit Distribution DCS Moincs Iowa su preme court Monday received an official notice from the U S su preme court which freed State Comptroller Ray Johnson to dis OUSTED IN Daniel Chanis Jr of Panama was forced out of office Sunday in a coup carried out by police Leading the coup was Col Jose Antonio Remon He announced that the police force was recog nizing Roberto F Chiari former vice president Austrians Cut Schilling Value Vienna devalued the schilling Monday The govern ment announced 3 new rates in relation to the United States dol lar The new rates become effec tive at midnight Monday night 5 p m The new value of the schilling will be as follows Tourist rate 26 to the dollar commercial rate 2136 to the dol lar Basic rate for import of most Marshall plan goods 144 to the dollar The previous rate was about 10 to the dollar Austria is the 31st nation to de value its currency in the parade begun by British cheapening of the pound sterling from to Former Secretary of YWCA Is Dead Princeton 111 Emma F Byers 83 former national sec retary of the Y W C A died Saturday Mrs Byers who served on the national staff of the organ ization from 1921 to 1927 when she retired was one of the pio neers of the Y W C A move ment She was at one time the execu tive secretary of the group at Omaha Ncbr and headed a field committee at Minneapolis ports slapped a ban on the use o their facilities by military planes as a result of the collision of an Eastern Airlines transport and a twinengine P38 fighter at Wash ington and several nearmishaps involving service planes The first to take action was the Washington National airport La Guardia and the Internationa airports in New York followed suit last Friday closing their fields to all fighter planes in cluding those converted or remod elled regardless of ownership Peters Name Injected Into Hiss Trial New York shadowy figure of J Peters alleged head of tlie communist underground in the United States was injected into the 2nd Alger Hiss perjury trial Monday Whittaker Chambers admitted organizer of a prewar communist apparatus in Washington testi fied that Peters gave the word to Hiss in 1936 that the party wished him to enter the justice department Hiss later became assistant to the solicitorgeneral Chambers also testified that when Hiss wanted to turn over an old Ford roadster to the commu nist party for the use of some poor organizer in 1935 Peters gave the okay Peters a swarthy plump little man also known as Alexander Stevens was arrested last year and given a deportation hearing in New York He left the country voluntarily last spring before the first Hiss trial began Chambers formerly one of the senior editors of Time Magazine for in the the who acted as a courier communist underground 1930s returned to the witness stand in the 3rd day of the trial Hiss is accused of lying under oath in denying to a federal grand jury that he delivered state department secrets to Chambers in the first 3 months of 1938 and that he ever saw Chambers after Jan 1 1937 Chambers testified that he had opposed Hiss proposal to turn the old Ford roadster over to some poor organizer He said however that Hiss brought the matter up a 2nd time and that when Chambers took it up with Peters Peters agreed reluctantly to have it turned over to Ihc open party agricultural credit law The federal land tax court notified the Iowa tribunal that on Oct 17 it refused to rule on an appeal from the state courts decision holding the 1945 law constitutional Johnson had been waiting for the notice before beginning dis tribution of tax credits for 1946 1947 and 1948 which have been held in the state treasury pending outcome of the legal battle over validity of the law Johnson said he would send out covering refunds for 1946 and 1947 Tuesday JHe said he would hold up distribution of for 1948 until he re ceives claims from Emmett Jack son Kossuth Webster and Wood bury counties for that year The law which grants a refund of school taxes in excess of 15 mills on farm land tracts of 10 acres or more was challenged by Laura Dickinson a Dubuque county landowner She contended it violates the state and federal constitutions by equal privileges conferring un FDR Jr to Run for Office Again Chicagd Franklin D Roosevelt Jr D N Y says that lie aspires to no office except to remain a congressman from his district And I hope the people of my district will see fit to elect me for another term he told a news conference here Sunday night The statement was intended to dispel speculation that he would be a candidate for president in 1952 Boy Killed in Tractor Mishap Primgliar scrv ces will be held Tuesday for Keith Kimmcll 9 who was killed while operating a tractor on his parents arm near here The boy died Saturday when he was pinned under the tractor when t turned over He was operating he tractor by himself at the time Hudson Announces Mew Price Schedule Detroit Motor Car o announced Monday its new ow priced model just introduced vill have a list price of from 375 to The lower figure is for the 3 passenger coupe the higher tag or Ihc 4door sedan Captain of Noronic Gets Suspension Ottawa ff The owners and master of the cruise ship Noronic were blamed by a supreme court of Canada judge Monday for the Sept 17 flash fire that took 118 ives as the luxury vessel lay at a Toronto dock Justice R L Kellock reporting as a commissioner in the transport departments inquiry ordered the masters certificate of Capt Wil liam C Taylor of Sarina Ont suspended for a year He also rec ommended a series of measures designed to tighten safety regula tions for vessels like the Noronic A 30000word report was pre sented to the house of commons following the reading by Justice Kellock of a brief court judgment suspending the captain In the re port Justice Kellock found the loss of life and the loss of the ship were caused by a failure of the Canada steamship Lines Ltd the Noronics owners and Capt Tay lor to take adequate precautions against fire The justice censured the own ers and the master saying they failed to provide proper means of detecting and fighting fires while in dock and for getting passen gers off the ship in the event of fire in port Capt Norman J Reoch general manager of the lines said the company is standing by Capt Tay lor and will give him the full benefit of pension fund provi sions Taylor is due to retire on a pension in about 2 years a company official said Otherwise the company reserved comment for the time being on the Noronic report The suspension order was con tained in an accompanying brief judgment delivered by Justice Kellock in the Canadian supreme court One hundred and eleven of the dead have been identified Justice Kellock who was ap pointed a special commissioner to investigate the fire also ordered hat costs of the investigation be paid by Canada Steamship Lines owners of the Noronic Find Body of 18 Month Old Girl Huron Cal body of a 18monthold Huron child was ound in a cotton field near here late Sunday and sheriffs deputies Monday the child had been criminally attacked and mur dered The Fresno county sheriffs of icc said the victim was Josephine Yancz a daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Yancz Officers said the par ents reported the child had been kidnaped from their car in front of a Huron dance hall early Sun day k 3Man Board of Trustees Due to Meet Lewis Invitation to Contract Parleys Gets No Takers Washington quarrel between John L Lewis and Sen ator Bridges RN over spending the coal miners welfare fund promised Monday to enliven a meeting of the 3man board of trustees which controls the money Lewis represents the United Mine Workers on the board and is chairman Senator Bridges has been the neutral trustee since he was named during the pension strike of 1948 The soft coal operators are changing trustees replacing Ezra Van Horn with former Judge Charles I Dawson of Louisville Ky Van Horn has resigned and he said he would not attend Mon days session It was Dawsons first meeting with Lewis and Bridges It was learned that Bridges in tends to press the fight against using funds collected since the miners contract expired June 30 and to cut out all payments from money remaining in the treasury from collections before that The fund is financed by a 20 cent roy alty on each ton of coal produced No Contract The miners have been working this summer and fall without a contract About was collected since June 30 and Bridges fearing ns responsibility as a trustee in the absence of a contract voted against using that money Lewis has arguedthatthe bene fits should be kept up even if it means spending the summer col lections The senator has asked for a court accounting order to quit as a trustee Bridges in the past 18 months has voted with Lewis in most things He sided with the UMW chief in deciding to cut off all but emergency payments on Sept 16 It was 3 days later that 480000 hard and soft coal miners walked out The bituminous coal miners east of the Mississippi were idle for 52 days until Lewis called a truce on Nov 9 That truce ex pires Nov 30 No Emergency President Truman has indicated he will use the machinery of the TaftHartley act to keep the miners at he sees that a resumption of the walkout would create an emergency He said no such emergency existed yet In the meantime Lewis has in vited the operators to come around to see him about a new contract So far none has taken him least publicly Lewis has used up the 000000 to collected since the welfare principle was established in the KrugLewis agreement of 1946 He has blam ed the heavy backlog of cases in the industry for taking up a lot of that Shorter working hours and a daily wage rate are said to be his other contract demands The miners basic wage rate now is for 8 hours underground Of that time 6J hours is devoted to production 30 minutes is al lowed for lunch and one hour for underground travel Des Moines Club Destroyed by Fire Des Moines Elm Grove Dinner club 5 miles west of Des Moines on highway 6 was de stroyed by fire early Monday The one story frame building burned to the ground at an esti mated loss of Origin of the blaze is unknown Give Formal Dance Osage An outstanding social event of the year took place Sat urday night when Girl Scouts of troops 4 and 5 gave a formal dance with Boy Scouts as guests Body of Farm Woman Found in Water Tank John Holvey 60 was found dead in a water tank on the Holvcy farm northeast of Ridgeway Monday morning Members of the family heard her in her room about a m but when they went to arouse her later in the morning she was not there Her sons found her in the water tank Sheriff George Harms and Dar rell Olson assistant coroner in vestigated but declined to stale whether they considered it an ac cident or suicide The body is at the Bradley fu neral home at Cresco SAME dcftlhf   

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