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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE tHI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV1 Associated Preat United Presi Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION uimr Five Cents Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Accent on Teamplay in Americas Economy LIVING in the middlewest the nations breadbasket it is quite easy for us to assume that the American economy pretty much has its sole foundation in agriculture Without minimizing the impor tance of farming it can and must be recognized that while agricul ture is a cornerstone of that econ omy it is by no means the only cornerstone Business and industry are its companions Somebody and I think it was Thomas A Edison has made the observation that all wealth ulti mately comes from the ground in the form of things farmed or mined Thats at least approxi mately true But the story is sub ject to easy distortion In the overall picture of our Economythose who help to pro cess those products of the ground in mill or factory and those who as jobbers retailers or transport workers have a part in getting the finished product to the consum ing public are not to be mini mized All a Part of the Whole In short there are many ways in which a person can while mak ing a livelihood for himself con tribute importantly to the Amer ican way of life Some produce from the soil others convert pro ducts from the soil into manufac tured goods still others make their contribution in services of various kinds My own business for example has to do using paper from the forests ink likewise from the soil for the communication of ideas to one little segment of the Ameri can public Some of these ideas are in the form of news others are in the form of advertising It Creates an Appetite The purpose of advertising of course is to create a popular ap petite or demand for some com modity The merchant has some thing he wants to sell And when he sells it he orders another All of that helps to keep the farmers miners and factory workers em ployed A good example of the worker with a service rather than a tan gible product to sell is the repair man in the garage It avails noth ing to build an automobile in Der troit unless it can be kept operat ing Thats where the garage re pairman comes into the picture Balance and Teamplay The point Im trying to make is that the American economy is one of balance and teamplay with an important place assigned to each segment Many times in the past Ive dealt with the role of agri culture This time Id like to talk about industry and business Business is generated in any community mainly from 3 sources industry and distribution And unless each is in balance with the others a citys retail program may be placed in jeopardy Formula for Stability Fortunate indeed is the com munity with strong aggressive manufacturing establish m e n t s reasonably diversified in the prod ucts manufactured and the raw materials used That combination makes for stability More than one small American community can testify that bring ing a giant industry into its midst is not an unmixed blessing The whole economic life of such a community is based on the fluc tuations of the one firm Assimilating and providing housing for the large influx of workers incident to the coming of the industry is another sizable problem On the basis of experi ence a collection of middlesized or small industries for the small community is better than one giant which puts all eggs in one basket Time for StockTaking Cities which havent done so would do well to pause for some stocktaking in this matter What of present industries Do they at tract or repel other business and industry Are they sound Will they last indefinitely Or are they built on vanishing resources This latter has happened to many a coalmining community If there is the prospect that a few years hence an industry will shut down for lack of natural re sources some earnest thinking should be directed to filling the prospective void Another Warning Flay Another pertinent question in such a stocktaking is this Are our industries turning out products for which the markets are declining or expanding If its the first then theres an other warning flag If it be in a new market like television for in stance then theres a note of hope In checking on its existent in dustries a community inevitably would survey its potentials for added mills and factories What have we to sell Do we have raw materials which not now be used to the best advantage Tear Komd Labor Supply Do we have labor which is not the year round or at its skill and capacity If we CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 16 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two One No It FUNNYMAN STOPS E Brown made a preliminary appearance at Mason City airport Saturday afternoon took time to get off a few gags and take over the kitchen duties at the airport diner He was enroute with his agent to Albert Lea for a Saturday night performance He will appear in Mason City Jan 26 The famed funny man is shown here being greeted by a committee from the Junior Chamber of Com merce which will sponsor his appearance here Left to right are Ken Kew Wallace Chris tensen Erwin Braner Brown Agent Clark Getts Jerry Alderman an unidentified spec tator Henry Hvattum and Steve Stahl JCC president Below Brown nosed into an apron to help Mrs Francis Repp mix up a soup at the diner or whos telling who Joe E Brown Makes Preview Air Stop Here Joe E Browns scheduledJan 26 appearance at Roosevelt field house was enlightened by a pre view when he stopped at the Ma son City airport Saturday after noon The prince of gag and com edy is in his greying years now t he within minutes left the arge delegation which greeted him know that hes the same old Joey He was last to alight from the 4passenger Midwest Airliner his ear to eat mouth and smile beam ing like a Mt Everist beacon He was accompanied by his agent Clark H Getts who head quarters along New Yorks Park avenue Getts said the pair had just come from Browns Santa Monica home and were enroute to Albert Lea for a show Saturday night According to Brown We just went back to visit the seals ex plaining that his oceanfront home has hundreds of the animals which loll almost on the front doorstep The comedian put on a military sprint as he entertained his con tingent members of the sponsor ing Junior Chamber of Commerce from the plane to the office and upon hearing that the plane was to refuel here invited his new found guests next door to the diner for coffee This after he chatted for a radio recording on which he gave his But the group had seen the star of stage and screen just begin to act Once in the diner he skipped back to the kitchen grabbed an apron and struck up a gibbering conversation with Mrs Francis Repp operator The 2 found they differed on their methods of mak ing soup but Brown got a free cup of coffee out of the deal left a handsome tip and danced out with 2 cookies he found on the table Hearing the call for the plane to leave Brown queried Listen to those guys They wouldnt leave without me would they or would they Proceeds from his show here the 26th will be for Jaycee youth ac tivities work 52 Deaths Attributed to Storm Which Lashed West By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The screeching storm which hammered the northern plains Rocky Mountain and northwest states has veered over ito Canada but it left the area with its worst cold wave of the winter At least 52 deaths were attributed to the storm 10 of them in Canada Nine in the northwest blizzard 7 A r Will Run for in crashes of 2 small planes in rain and fog and a woman and her 3 smalldaughters in an au tomobile crash on an icy Michi gan highwayOther fatalities were caused by the winds floods and traffic accidents Temperatures were far below normal all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast while the remainder of the nation gen erally had seasonal or balmy weather In the southeast partic ularly readings were well above normal The gales which caused consid erable damage along the northern half of the nation hadabated Mon day Damage included disabled power lines at Buffalo and Syra cuse N Y and losses of hundreds of head of livestock in the north ern plains and Rocky Mountain regions Federal Forecaster J Badner at Chicago said the high xvinds had cut over into Canada north of the Great Lakes but that the mass of cold air in its wake would con tinue on eastward toward the At lantic seaboard Its forefront was over northern Indiana and Michigan early Mon day but it was expected to lose much of its sting before reaching the east coast Southern California had another narrow escape from cold weather damage to the citrus crops At Riverside near Los Angeles the mercury dipped to 36 degrees early Monday but Los Angeles had a safe 42 The Pacific northwest hard hit by a record blizzard over the weekend had the gloomy prospect of at least 2 more days of snow and cold Estimated property dam age was placed at millions of dol lars Temperatures still were at subzero levels Monday in central Washington The Vincennes Ind area was under a renewed flood threat fol lowing heavy weekend rain which sent the Wabash river to new high levels Four persons drowned in backwaters from the river Satur day and another man died Sunday of exposure after hia boat rammed a bridge pier Hickenlooper Senate Seat Muscatine man who once defeated Bourke B Hicken looper announced Monday he will try to do it again in the June re publican senatorial primary Harry B Thompson 50 Musca tine salesman and truck farm op erator announced his candidacy for the senate seat now held by Hickenlooper He thus became the first declared candidate for the republican nomination for that post Hickenlooper has not publicly announced his intentions yet but is expected to seek reelection Gov William S Beardsley also has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the GOP senatorial nomination Thompson has defeated Hicken looper at the polls once In 1938 he was nominated as republican can didate for lieutenantgovernor de feating Hickenlooper by 14000 votes in the primary Later Thompson withdrew his candidacy and the state GOP convention named Hickenlooper to replace him Thompson born in Iowa City is married and has 5 children He has lived most of his life in Muscatine county and is a member of the American Legion and former mem ber of the American Federation of Labor He served in World war and with the war department in 1943 and 1944 during World war SAME Black Jar nienni traffic death la Ui U hoar 64600 Refuse to Obey Lewis Order President Says He Still Sees No Emergency in Coal Supply Washington leaders quoted Pres ident Truman Monday as saying he still lacks sufficient evi dence to declare a national emergency in the coal situation Mr Truman discussed the situation at his weekly con ference with democratic gressional leaders Following the white house con ference Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic senate leader told reporters The president told us he wouldnt hesitate to act when he thinks the situation justifies it There is no question that he would use every legal means at his com mand but he doesnt want to fail in court Lucas said the president agreed that the coal shortage brought about by the 3day work week has created grave shortages in some areas But he quoted the president as saying this situation was not general enough yet to be called a national emergency The president has said previous ly he would not hesitate to use the injunctive powers of the Taft Hartley act if he thought such a course justified Lucas said he informed Mr Tru man that the coal shortage in Illi nois is desperate In an interview earlier Monday Senator Hill DAla urged the president to name a factfinding board immediately to make clear whether the 3day mine week has causd a national coal shortage Moving to Start Rival Coal Union WllkesBarre Pa the first time in 15 years a move was under way Monday to organize a Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night zero High Tuesday 34 Iowa Snow flurries Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and cold er Low Monday night 510 be low northwest to 510 above southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy and cold Monday night Snow flurries southwest and westcentral por tions Monday night Partly cloudy and a little warmer Tuesday Low Monday night 15 to 25 below 5 to 15 below south High Tuesday near zero north and 16 to 26 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 24 Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 7 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 36 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Sunday 24 rival union to John L Lewis United Mine Workers in the hard coal fields Existence of the group calling itself the Independent Anthracite Mine Workers was disclosed by T F Brennan former Wyoming Valley coal miner The move for an independent union Brennan said started in the Pittston area in eastern Pennsyl vanias hard coal fields shortly after the Lewisordered 3day work week went into effect The union came into existence he said because of unrest and lack of confidence in the present UMW leadership Byrnes Runs for Governorship of South Carolina Spartanburg S Car mer Secretary of State James F Byrnes wartime assistant presi dent has reentered politics at 70 to run for governor of South Carolina His candidacy announced Sat urday night comes after service also as supreme court justice war mobilization director when he was referred to as assistant president to Franklin D Roosevelt and U S senator and representative In speeches during the last year he has charged that the Truman administrations spending pro grams could turn the nation into a welfare state But he made clear that in opposing centralization of power in Washington and calling for states rights he was not just hitting at the democratic admin istration He said he meant repub licans too Freak lightning has been known to tear stone pieces from build ings and hurl them many city blocks away Asks Law to Insure Good Rubber Supply Washington resident Truman asked congress Monday to pass a new 10year law as insur ance against a rubber shortage in another war The president wants authority now to start shifting at least part of the governments synthetic rubber industry to pri vate ownership At the same time he said there must be enough production in an emergency for adequate protec tion of the national security Mr Trumans recommendations went to congress in a message The president also sent along a re port by his assistant John R Steelman on a study of the syn thetic rubber problem and what should be done about it at this point It appears Mr Truman said that our present plant capacity of nearly a million tons a year maintained to meet needs for synthetic should be emergency rubber It is not necessary however that all this capacity be in opera tion Maintenance in a standby condition of those plants which are not being used should there fore be authorized There was no plantbyplant list of those that might be kept by the government or those that might be converted to standby status Steelmans report said the syn thetic plants have a capacity of 940000 tons a year The consump tion of all types of rubber both natural and synthetic was esti mated last year at 982806 tons Synthetic represents 410239 of the total tonnage Fire Destroys Rockford Home and Mrs Andy Vierkant and their 10 months old daughter escaped injury when their onestory frame home here was destroyed by fire about p m Sunday All the familys belongings ex cept for a few pieces of furniture were lost They had no insurance The fire was reported to have started in the roof of the house owned by Mrs Edna Taylor of Rockford Safe Is Stolen From Waterloo Food Store Waterloo safe contain ing about in cash and checks was stolen from Stroms Food Center here early Sunday police reported Monday The 3by3 foot safe was car ried through a front door which had been forced by the thieves police said The safe open and with its hinges battered off was found late Sunday by 2 hunters on a gravel road west of here 400000 HICCUPS Que Mc Kelvey 22 was to leave La Provi dence hospital Monday cured aft er hiccuping an estimated 400000 times in 14 days YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 32 Soviet Bloc Walks Out of Meetings of 3 UN Groups Lake Success soviet bloc staged a general walkout in 3 United Nations meetings Monday in protest against the continued presence of Chinese nationalists here The Russianled group also kept up its boycott of the yeararound little assembly where the nation alist charges that Russia helped the Chinese reds to power are up for an airing Czechoslovak Delegate Vladimir Houdek told a reporter the boycott would prevail in all U N bodies The committees first affected in the new boycotts were the only ones in session during the fore noon They are the economic and social councils committee on pro cedure the subcommission on the prevention of discrimination and the protection of minorities and the special committee on stateless persons In each case the pattern was the same The soviet delegate first proposed that the Chinese delegate be expelled Each chairman ruled that the proposal was out of order And the soviet representatives then announced they would ignore the committees until the Chinese1 na tionalists were removed In one committee Czechoslo vakia walked out with Russia In the other 2 Poland joined the march from the meetings These were the only soviet bloc countries represented GENH H ARNOLD Hap Arnold of Air Force Fame Is Dead Sonoma Cal JP General of the air force Henry H Hap Ar nold who directed the thunder pus U S air war against the axis powers died Sunday at his ranch home in the peaceful valley of the moon He was 63 years old The veteran airman wartime commander of the army air force succumbed to a heart condition He had been ill since 1944 It wasnt until June 30 1946 how ever that he allowed himself to his 50acre ranch 40 miles north of San Francisco His physician Dr Russell V Lee of Palo Alto said Took His Chances He should have quit during the war when he had his first attack in But things were hot then and he decided to take his chances with the rest of the sol diers and went back k duty Dr R L Mollenhauer of Son oma called by Mrs Arnold after the 5 star general had collapsed in his room arrived shortly after he died about a m The cause of death was given as coronary occlusion Funeral plans are pending but Arnold probably will be buried in Arlington national cemetery The body was removed to the Hates and Evans mortuary in this little town where Arnold had made so many friends The boyish faced genial gen eral born on a farm at Gladwyne Pa learned to fly from the Wright brothers One of the armys first flyers in 1911 he established many firsts in military aviation He became chief of the army air force in 1938 Even in retirement Arnold re mained active in air matters and civic affairs After the air force became a separate arm of the service President Truman desig nated him the first man to hold the new permanent rank of gen eral of the air force Nicknamed Happy Thirty five years a military air man Arnold seldom lost his good humor and friendliness As a cadet at the U S military acad emy his permanent grin won him the nickname of Happy Later it was shortened to Hap In between his writing and ranching activities he liked to play olf fish hunt and wood work He served for a while as a member and as chairman of the California state fish and game commission but resigned last year because of the strain on his health Soft Coal Miners Out in 6 States Pennsylvania Leads Walkout Move With 457000 Off Jobs Pittsburgh least 64600 soft coal miners in 6 states Mon day refused to obey John L Lewis suggestion they return to work after a oneweek strike Western Pennsylvania diggers led the strike into its 2nd week with 45000 miners idle out of a total of 56000 Alabama operators said 5500 men were idle in that state Ohio counted 4000 staying at home and Kentucky listed a total of 5000 In West Virginia the nations number one soft coal producing state 5000 more were not will ing to work Most of the idleness was in the northern fields In southern West Virginia full scale production was reported There was no more official ex planation for this weeks walkouts than there was for last weeks Lewis as president of the United Mine Workers had suggested last week that thestriking miners re turn to the pits Monday In Washington John D Battle executive vice president of the National Coal association termed the miners action a rebellion against Lewis It looks like the first revolt against Lewis Battle told a re porter Theres been no complaint from the mento their employers about their hours or wages or working conditions They have told the operators we want to work The operators have had to reply tell that to your officials Battle said it may be ajiumber of the miners have decided lets have a showdown over limiting the work get it over with by shutting down the mines altogether Nomination of Chapman Okayed Washington OJR The senate interior committee Monday unani mously approved the nomination of Oscar L Chapman to be secre tary of interier The nomination now goes to the senate floor where it will almost certainly win speedy approval The 53 year old lawyer has served in the department for 16 years first as an assistant secre tary and later as undersecretary President Truman gave him a re cess appointment as secretary Dec 1 after the resignation of Julius A Krug BOY 14 HANGED Dubuque body of 14 yearold Melvin Jones son of Mr and Mrs Burtle Jones was found hanging in a closet at his home Saturday Coroner Norbert Behr said the death was an apparent accident which occurred when the boy apparently was experi menting with something he had either read about or had seen in j the movies Auto Crashes Prove Fatal to 2 lowans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons died Sunday as a result of traffic accidents in Iowa and authorities were investigat ing the cause of 2 other deaths Killed in accidents were Mrs Deloris Rogers 21 Fort Dodge drug cashier who was fa tally injured in the collision of a car and an oil tank truck near Fort Dodge A L Grinnell 65 of Burling ton who was fatally injured when his car struck a culvert and over turned near Fort Madison The 2 deaths being investigated were those of John E Tannehill 34 of Au burn whose body was found in a ditch near his overturned car near Sac City with indicationsshe may have been stricken by a fatal heart attack Louis Mann Jr 73 of Cedar Rapids who died at a hospital a few hours after he was found ly ing unconscious in the middle of a littleused street An autopsy was ordered after a small wound was found on the back of his head In the accident near Fort Dodge which brought death to Mrs Rog ers highway patrolmen said Dan iel A Thornton 28 of Gilmore City was driving the car in which she was riding He was reported in fair condition at a hospital Joseph W Wilny 34 Des Moines driver of the tank truck involved m the collision was unhurt In the mishap fatal to A L Grinnell his 65yearold wife Belniece and his son 40 were hospitalized in Fort Madi son with serious injuries Seeks Nomination for Congressman Des Moines W Mul laney seeking nom ination for 2nd district congress man Monday asked the Secretary of States office for nomination papers Mullaney was the democratic nominee for the post in the 1948 lace Henry O Talle RDecorah now is congressman lor that dis trict J P Davis ROelwcin and Harry Nielsen DBlencoe asked for nomination election to the lepresentatives papers for re Iowa house of The word pumpkin is derived from the old French term potn pion which means to be eaten when ripe   

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