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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER fOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THATMAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS VOL LVI Associated Press United Press Full Cents Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Monaging Editor That Which We Accept in Faith FOR some reason or other I havent been able to follow some of my friends in their fever ish concern over the spontaneous revivals which in recent weeks have been breaking out in sev eral of our American colleges Some of these meetings have lasted for several days They couldnt be stopped Young people confessed their sins Most of these were mere pecadilloes weighing on their consciences All have professed a renewal of their faith in God Quite a few people known to me are distressed by this phenomenon They think its a cheapening of religion They think that its a manifestation of superstition rath er than an evidence of true re ligion At the most they say its cheap and tawdry Each in His Own Way Maybe thats the way I should look at it too But I dont There were those of course who were extremely critical of Billy Sfinday during his life of evangelism I wasnt one of these My own feeling toward Mr Sun day was that while his presenta tion of the gospel wasnt designed lor me it met the needs and the specifications for many another person seeking spiritual guidance Why should they be denied this because I didnt happen to be at tracted to it Thats the dominant note in my approach to the multiplicity of creeds and denominations Partly by choice but more by heritage and rearing Ive affiliated myself with one denomination But who am I to say that its the one and only marked route to the Life Eternal Who am I to say that somebody else with a different set of forebears a different youth ful environment a different edu cational background and a differ ent mind hasnt arrived at an an as good as mine A Possible Antidote No sir Im not decrying those campus revivals To the exact con trary I hope they spread They might be a helpful antidote to the materialism selfishness and fear which seem to follow in the trail of war Whats happening now is noth ing new in history Great wars in which men fly in the face of the divine command not have I think I can say al accompanied by a let down in moral standards and cul tural precepts The world has been offcourse since the first World war Politics international rivalry the failure of the league of nations and the emergence of the communist movement as an atheistic religion have been tokens of this age of lost faith Not alone in Russia but here in America and particularly among our youth of college age there has been a disposition to dethrone God in the minds of men Somebody has referred to it as the age of the sneer Perhaps age of skep ticism would be more accurately descriptive Accepted in Faith Its been the smart thing to recognize nothing as reality that cannot be seen heard or touched Science misconstrued has been erected as a false god of material ism instead of an understanding of Gods Great Plan It may well be that these amaz ing demonstrations of religious fervor on a few of ouV college campuses is syptomatic of a real ization that life which has only materialistic goals is empty and meaningless that the most impor tant things in life are those ac cepted in faith The true leaders of science to day as always are deeply religious persons Because theyve dipped deeply into the font of knowledge they are awed by the discoveries they have made of the unity and symmetry of the universe Lesser scientists its true follow the routines the great ones have established But too often they do not perceive their interrelated significance It takes no large mental capacity of course to be a doubter In fact thats a first qual ification for skepticism Greatest of Mysteries Research must continue of course Men cannot know too much about themselves and the world they live in The search for truth in whatever direction it may turn must be unobstructed The origin of life down through the centuries has been the great est of all mysteries It is that to day That the mystery wm ever be solved by finite minds still seems unlikely In the meantime the human ego needs something to give it cour age Religionists call it belief that there is more to life than being born working and dy ing Every religion in the world even the more primitive offers its fol lowers the lesson that it is better to give than to receive that serv ice to others uplifts the individual refines his character The Golden Rule is the same in all tongues This is a truth that every so CONTINUED ON PAGE Z Truman Calls for Bran nan Plan Passage President Urges Congress to Avoid Makeshift Measure Washington resident Truman asked congress anew Monday to enact the Brannan plan with its dual goal of cheaper prices for perishable crops and di rect government payment to farm ers In an 1800word message to the lawmakers Mr Truman urged them to avoid makeshift legisla tion and get busy on fundamental improvements in a farm program he said would assure fair prices to both farmers and consumers The message also gave specific reasons why the president last week signed a new cottonpeanut potato law in which he saw ob jectionable features He said he ac cepted it only because good fea tures seemed to out weight the bad I urge the congress he wrote Monday to proceed to consider fundamental improvements in our agricultural legislation to make it more efficient less costly and more conducive to abundant pro duction of farm crops yielding a fair return to farmers and selling at prices consumers can afford Mr Truman outlined 2 definite proposals 1 Revision of permanent laws relating to cotton acreage allot ments and marketingquotas to provide for allotments based pri marily upon each farmers past planting history In addition he said such legis lation should give ample leeway to local committeemen elected by farmers so they may alleviate in equities among their neighbors and make adjustments for local condi tions 2 A production payment system for potatoes and other perishable commodities so that unavoidable surpluses can be sold to consum ers and used instead of taken off the market and largely wasted MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 3 1950 HOME EDITION miiir This Paper ot Two One No Ignore Subpoenas Truman Orders Navy Is Mum Over Mystery Sub Search Avalon Cal navy threw a shroudof secrecy Monday around its search for a mysterious submarine reported sighted in the vicinity where a convicted traitor disappeared iri the Pacific ocean The moderntype submarine was spotted Sunday by 4 coast guards men at the Point Arguello light station about 300 miles north of here Lookouts at a coast guard lifeboat station nearby also saw the craft It definitely was not one of ours the coast guardsmen said The supposed underseas vessel was sighted about 150 miles north west of the spot where a man be lieved to be wealthy Detroit Im porter Theodore Donay 51 dis appeared from a rented rnotorboat Donay was convicted in 1943 as a traitor for aiding Hans Peter Krug an escaped nazi prisoner of war He was released last year after serving 6i years in federal prison Donay rented the boat here Sunday and told boathouse at tendants he would be back in an hour before piloting it out of Cata lina Island harbor The boat was found floating adrift 10 hours later in the open sea TOP RED DIES Moscow Soviet newspa pers Monday announced the death of Alexander Petukhov 40 depu ty chief of the communist partys central committee organization bureau He died after a brief illness the announcement said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler Monday night Clearing Tues day High Tuesday about 38 Low Monday night 28 Iowa Cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with showers south portion Monday night and Tues day and rain or snow northeast portion Tuesday Low Monday night 3236 north to 3642 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy and con tinued rather cold through Tues day Low Monday night around 20 north and 2428 south High Tuesday 34 north 37 south IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 53 Minimum 31 At 8 a m 32 YEAR AGO Maximum si Minimum 26 Bednasek Deliberately Killed GeeGee Prosecutor Asserts Iowa City The prosecutor in the Robert E Bed nasek murder trial said Monday that the University of Iowa senior deliberately strangled pretty Margaret Anne Gee Jackson because she didnt love him He had reached the state of mind that if he couldnt her no one else could 1 Special Prosecutor Edward F Rate told the 12member jury as the trial went into its 15th day Rate said the whole case had focused on what happened in the empty arms rooming house early the morning of last Dec 11 after Bednasek and Miss Jackson re turned there following a Univer sity of Iowa fraternity dance The issues in this case have been narrowed to a defense that Miss Jacksons death was an accident and that is the only defense the jury can consider the prosecutor said Rate then attacked Bednaseks story that after he and the coed had playfully placed their hands about each others throats she gasped staggered clawed at her neck and fell against a chair as she slumped to the floor Contradicts Defense Rate asserted the nature and direction of puncture wounds found on Miss Jacksons throat contradict the defense contention that the coed caused them by clawing at her throat in an attempt to breathe Those wounds are not scratches as clawing would are puncture wounds Rate said The only way those wounds could have been made were by the fingers of a strong man If you find that the wounds were made by the defendant on the neck of this girl he is guilty of either first degree murder sec ond degree murder or manslaugh ter Rate declared Decision Faces Jury Rate reminded the jury that if they find the young man guilty first degree murder they will have to determine whether he should pay a penalty of death by hanging or life imprisonment The prosecutor specifically chal lenged defense medical testimony given by Dr Harry R Jenkinson of Iowa City in support of the de fense story that injuries to the girls windpipe and voice box re sulted when she fell against the back o a chair Rate also hammered at the de fense argument that the young couple was mutually in love He discounted student testimony which told how the couple held hands and grazed into each others eyes many nights as they sat in a tavern near the campus Love and affection as displayed in a beer tavern is not true love the prosecutor said GEORGE HESALROAD Greene Man 5th Candidate for Treasurer DCS Moines George W Hesalroad of Greene former state car dispatcher Monday became the 5th candidate for the repub lican nomination for state treasur er Hesalroad 63 entered politics in 1932 when he was elected But ler county auditor For several years he was secretarytreasurer of the County Officers association He resigned this and the auditors position in 1939 to become car dis patcher When former Governor B B Hickenlqoper combined the office of cap dispatcher and secretary of the executive council Hesalroad was named to the position In 1945 he went to Washington as executive secretary to George Wilson then U S senator He re signed that position in 1947 Hesal road now is superintendent of Templar park at Spirit Lake for the Grand Commandry of the Knights Templar in Iowa Other candidates in the race are M L Abrahamson Boone state tax commissioner cashier Ed Kal lemyn Pella on leave as secretary the World war II bonus board Lawrence 1 Truax Des Moines veteran employe of the state audi tors office and John Hamilton Cruickshank Sioux City operator of an entertainment company Bixbys Give Up Try for Record Calcutta India The Fly ing Bixbys Bob and Dianna gave up hope Monday of break ing the globegirdling record set by the late Bill Oclom Engine trouble caused the Bix bys to turn back to Calcutta about an hour after they left for Tokyo They assessed the situation and then announced they would con tinue on to Tokyo but not until Tuesday afternoon The cooling system on one en gine ofthe Bixbys twjnengined British Mosquito bomber went haywire They still had a chance to beat Odoms 1947 mark of 73 hours 5 minutes and 11 seconds provided they could get their machine re paired in time but this proved im possible REELECTED TO BOARD Des G T Lammers Iowa Falls and Dr M E Shelton at its annual convention Monday Ottumwa Buses Operating Again Ottumwa rcsi rents rode buses to work for the first time in more than 3 months Monday Ottumwa City Lines strike bound from Dec 27 to March 24 Resumed Sunday service Sunday and full operations Monday Service was not resumed imme diately after AFL drivers and garagemen ended their strike fay accepting a 2cent hourly wage increase because of time con sumed in getting the firms jitney license reinstated The city coun cil revoked the license during the strike because of the companys failure to provide service American Planes Go to Tunisia BIzerte Franch Tunisia ff American planes given France under the Atlantic pact were un loaded here Monday by French sailors There was no interference from UJ 14LM11 Ochvein were reelected directors communists who have been cam of the Chiropractic Society of Iowa paigning throughout western Eur ope to stop arms shipments WRECKAGE OF LIGHT of the light plane which miles from Muscatine Sunday afternoon resulting in the death of 2 Muscatine men is shown above William Lindsay 28 was killed instantly Lawrence F Wiltgen 26 died a hospital Dumps 30 Carloads of Onions Clear Lake Cerro Gordo county farmer has dumped 30 car loads of onions on his fields for fertilizer because the market is too low Grower Sam Kennedy 67 said the Chicago market price now is about 60 cents for a 50pound bag With nearly 40 cents needed to meet freight charges and the cost of the bag Kennedy said it just wasnt worth whileto send the onions to market now The onions were spread in the field early enough so they would freeze Kennedy expects to plow them under about May 1 Freez ing will keep them from starting to grow after they are plowed under Despite dumping 30 carloads Kennedy said he made some profit on his onions He produced 100 carloads and sold 70 cars This is the first time in 45 years of onion growing that he has dumped marketable onions Ken nedy said Smallpox Plague Hits in Scotland Glasgow Scotland UR Glas gow was declared infected by deadly eastern smallpox Mon day and travelers by land sea and air were warned not to leave with out international vaccination cer tificates The health ministry flew in 80 000 doses of vaccine from London Health authorities said they hoped to avert serious trouble by means of mass vaccinations Thousands of Scots jammed public health of fices The scourge was brought to the Scottish lowlands by an Indian seaman from Bombay It has claimed the life of Dr Janet Fleming 26 Twenty cases were sealed off in isolation wards in the Robroyston hospital Five were reported acutely ill The warning on travel was is sued by Dr Stuart Laidlaw Glas gow health officer Dr Laidlaw said eastern small pox is a deadly form of the dis ease different from the mild type occasionally found in England 7 lowans Die in Accidents Muscatine Air Crash Kills 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven lowans died accidental deaths over the in an airplane crash 3 in traffic mishaps and 2 by drowning Dead were William Lindsay 29 Muscatine lumber yard operator and I rt 1 TT W father of 2 children He killed Sunday in a plane crash 10 miles southwest of Muscatine Lawrence F Willgen 26 of Muscatine formerly of Ames al so killed in the plane crash Spending Bill Starting Through House Washington vast bill carrying funds for most govern ment spending starts through the house Monday under a heavy crossfire from economy advocates and those who want more dollars to go for defense The first omnibus appropria tions bill in recent history the measure finances the operation of more than 40 fed eral agencies for the 1851 fiscal year starting July 1 Its total is equivalent to an outlay of for every household States in the United Real action on the bill is not scheduled until well after the house Easter recess which starts next Friday and ends on April 18 But this weeks debate will give 3 potent house groups time to marshal their votes One group sparked by Chair man Vinson of the house armed service committee wants the bills total increased some to strengthen the nations defenses Another headed by Rep Taber RN Y wants the total cut at least a billion dollars A 3rd led by Chairman Cannon DMo of the house appropria tions committee wants no changes holding that the committees hear ings have produced exactly the right 1951 spending figure Before approving the bill the committee shaved off the amount requested by Pres ident Truman in his budget mes sage Even this reduction the com mittee said assumes that the fed eral government will run 000000 in the red next year un less new revenues are found The bill carries no funds for the foreign aid program nor does it include socalled permanent and indefinite appropriations such as more than in inter est on the national debt Administration leaders hope to add an estimated Cor foreign aid in the expectation that legislation authorizing that pro gram will be passed soon Unless that happens the aid funds can be kept out by a single objection in the house Donald Dean Welcher 21 of Cedar Rapids killed when the pickup truck in which he and 2 companions were riding over turned on highway 150 near Dav enport Sunday E J Tendick 5yearold son of J Norbert Tendick of Clinton drowned when he fell into the Mississippi river Saturday Boy Drowns Lloyd Cole 15 son of Mr and Mrs G Robert Cole of drowned when he jumped into a waterfilled cistern which he be lieved had been filled with debris Lloyd Allen Jackson 22 Hinton Iowa farm worker who suffered fatal injuries Saturday night when the car he was driving collided with another auto on a curve 8 miles south of Four others were injured in the crash Mike Conrad 53 of Corwith died after a crash on a gravel road 3 miles west of Ringsted Sunday Fatal Mishap The plane crash was Iowas first fatal airplane mishap since Sept 4 1949 Iowa Aeronautics Commissioner Director Norbert Locke said it was believed Lindsay and Wiltgen were flying about treetop level and taking pictures just before the crash Wiltgen was hospitalized in Muscatine with critical injuries which proved fatal Frank Harris who lives near the scene of the crash said the plane apparently had motor trouble and sought to land He said that when the plane was about 50 feet off the ground the motor roared and the plane plunged to earth Continue Searching for Body in River Davenport po lice and Scott county authorities planned to continue their search Monday for the body of a man who they said was believed to have jumped from a suspension bridge between Bettendorf Iowa and Moline 111 Coroner C H Wildman said au thorities Sunday dragged the Mis sissippi river for about 2 hours after an unidentified man told them he found a jacket on the bridge The search was aban doned at nightfall Wildman said a note signed Or yille Hylton was found in the jacket pocket A man by that name until Thursday had been an employe of the J I Case com pany at Bettendorf The coroner said the note asked the finder of the jacket to notify Mrs Dell Hylton an employe of a Davenport drug store It also said the finder was to keep the jacket for your trouble Mrs Hylton obtained a divorce from Hylton last week REDS LASH REDS Taris communists got tonguelashing from their lenders Monday for laziness and outmoded methods They are meeting in a 5day national con vention Clear Lake Night Clubs Are Raided Two night clubs at the edge of Clear Lake were raided by mem bers of the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs department near mid night Saturday and a quantity of liquor in opened bottles was seized Sheriff Cal Dwan said charges would be filed Thursday The clubs were the Lido Club and Tags Shady Beach At the Lido a total of 18 opened bottles were seized Included was wine whiskey gin vermouth and liquers Each bottle had a serving spigot in it it was re ported One bottle of whiskey and a drink in a shot glass was taken at Tags the sheriff said after a customer had just made a pur chase Wife May Be in Need of Medicine Independence UR A dis traught husband appealed to au thorities to help him find his miss ing wife whom he said might he in desperate need of medical treat ment for a rare blood disease Merrill Smith of Hazelton noti fied Sheriff Emery Hart Sunday night that his wife Margaret 32 disappeared Friday and failed to take along medicine she needed to fight the disease He said his wife did not have enough money with her to buy medicine He said she might be going to Florida or to visit rela tives at LaCrosse Wis The sheriff notified state and local police to take Mrs Smith to a hospital and contact him if they find her The womans physician said he had not told her of her condition because he didnt want to alarm her However he said Smith was over excited and there was no immediate danger if she did not get her medicine soon Smith said his wife was about 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighed about 150 pounds She was wearing a grey coat purple sweater and blue jeans and carried a red purse She had 2 small scars on her face he said Pope Pius XII Taking Rest Vatican City Suffering from pains in his right leg and foot and from fatigue Pope Pius XII took a rest from formal activ ities over the weekend Vatican sources noted the 74 yearold pope retired to his private apartment immediately after his general audience Saturday instead of descending from his portable throne to mingle as customary with the holy year pilgrims Lattimore Discloses Secret Memo Advised U S to Avoid Excessive Strategic Deployment Key West Fla Truman today formally notified Senacor Tydings DMd that he has ordered federal officials to ignore subpoenas asking them to surrender loyalty files of accused state department employes No president has ever complied with an order of the legislative branch directing the executive branch to produce confidential documents the disclosure of which was considered by the president to be contrary to the public in terest Mr Truman wrote Tyd ings Tydings is chairman of a senate foreign relations subcommittee in vestigating charges by Senator Mc Carthy RWis that the state de partment is overrun with com munists and communist sympa thizers The president first refused a request from Tydings for the loy alty files Tydings countered by serving subpeonas on Secretary of State Acheson Attorney General McGrath and ChairmanHarry B Mitchell of the civil service com mission calling for the files Mr Truman said Monday he had directed the 3 not to comply with the subpoenas The disclosure of these files would seriously prejudice the fu ture effectiveness and usefulness of the federalbureau of investiga tion as an investigative agency the embarrassment and even danger to those who have given confiden tial information cannot be over said LATTIMORE CONCEDES TO DEMAND BY MCCARTHY Washington Latti more disclosed Monday he ad vised the state department 7 months ago that the United States should avoid premature or exces sive strategic deployment in the Far East Lattimores view was given in a confidential memorandum he sub mitted to a state department ad visory group last Aug 18 It was made public Monday following a demand by Senator McCarthy RWis who has charged Lattimore being a soviet agent and the architect oi American Far East policy In Confidence The state department declined to make the Lattimore recommen dations public saying they were solicited in confidence But Lat timore gave the material out him self Lattimores memoranda included the advice that the United States should abandon further support of Chiang Kaishek avoid trying to bring trade pressure on commu nist China and withdraw as soon as possible from entanglements in South Korea The senate foreign relations subcommittee set Thursday at a m CST as the time it will hear Lattimore in a public reply to McCarthy The hearing orig inally was set for Tuesday morn ing but Lattimore just returned from a United Nations mission to Afghanistan asked more time to prepare his reply Wants 12Man Board Senator Lodge pro posed in the senate Monday that a 12man nnppartissn commis sion becreated to investigate dis loyalty charges against govern ment employes Lodge said harm is being done by the current senate investigation of charges by McCarthy that pro communists are employed by the state department Lodge is a mem ber of the senate foreign relations subcommittee making the inquiry Lodge said the present method of congressional inve s t i g a t i o n often besmirches the character of innocent persons weakens the po sition ofthe United States before the world and fails to find the really dangerous individuals REVENGE OR HUNGER Phelps Wis Sas salo who paid to have the trunk and hood of his car re painted wondered Monday wheth er the horse that nibbled the first coat off was motivated by simple hunger or a thirst for revenge on the automobile SAME IBUek flat death 34 krari
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