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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS AILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI AatocUted and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor If Wed Make Use of Our Knowledge NOT long ago it fell to my lot to pronounce the benediction figuratively speaking on a state wide conference of men and wom en assembled to formulate a pro gram for combatting accidents on highways at work and in the home What I said was in the nature of a testimonial based on nearly a quarter of a century of contact With the organized safety move ment Observation and experience in this area have left me with these 2 fundamental convictions 1 The way to prevent accidents Js as well known and as well authenticated as the way to pre vent smallpox or any other com municable disease 2 No community is doing all it can to promote safety unless it has an active organization set up for one and only one purpose a frontal attack on the ac cident problem These things Ive dealt with more than once in these weekly visits with you So here Id like to approach the problem from an other angle His Approach Chances There was a time in my con tact with safety when I thought more knowledge was the primary key to the problem I reasoned that if the the could but know how to live safely they just automatically would do so I thought of man as being fun damentally controlled by impacts on his mind Down through the years how ever my thinking on this subject has been undergoing some rather pronounced revision Today this evolution has progressed to this point I no longer think the acquisition of more knowledge is everything Whats ever so much more vital is that our people be induced to use the knowledge of which they are already possessed A way must be found t6 convert our people to the idea thfet prac ticing the rules of home on the job andoh the an Individual responsibility A way must be found to convert them to the idea that practicing the rules of safety is an indis pensable element of good citizen ship A way must be found to drive home the idea that practicing safety in our everyday life is a cardinal tenet of Christianity I am my brothers keeper An Evangelist Is Needed And this I insist is an assign ment for an evangelist The safety cause stands in need of another Apostle Paul a John the Baptist a Martin Luther a John or maybe even another Billy Sun day It has become clear beyond mis taking that weve gone just about as faras we can with a safety ap peal which is addressed mainly say nothing of solely to the mind The appeal from this point if were to get be directed to the heart and soul and spirit of man In short the entire motivating force back of the safety program must be lifted to a higher level given a loftier pitch Man does not live by bread alone Nor will fear of and by itself suffice It might if man were a wholly rational animal But he isnt that Hes as much dominated by emotion as by logic Fear Isnt Enough Either For a further commentary on this general proposition we have only to turn to the subject of peace and war Even thoughwe KNOW that another war with atomic bombs already here in large num ber and hydrogen bombs on their way would be catastrophic to mankind we rush pellmell into plans for that next war Thats why I must conclude that MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 10 1950 HOME EDITION niiiir This Paper CotuisU of Two 1M ONE OF MANY CRUSHED AUTOMOBILESOne of a number of Clinton atrtomoffi wrecked bunday during the ice storm was this late one owned by Edwin Beal The car was parked m front of the Presbyterian chuch Sunday morning while the owner was attending Easter service Oglesby Couple Hurt in Crash Food Shop Operators in Serious Condition Mr and Mrs Byron Oglesby 911 Van Buren N W who operate Oglesbys F6od Shop 29 W State were in serious condition Monday at Mercy hospital where they were taken Sunday afternoon following an auto mishap Mrs Oglesby was reported suf fering from a crushed chest and a leg injury and Mr Oglesby with a severe head injury Their auto was involved in a headon crash with a loaded grain truck driven by Eddie N Pfaff Beloit Wis 2 milessouth of Rock well onhigh way 65 Sunday after noon a highway patrolman who investigated said Tire marks in dicated the Oglesby car headed south went off on the shoulder and then back directly into the trucks path the patrolman stated The truck was enroute north Dr R N Reuber of Mason City and an ambulance from Austin both happened on the scene within minutes and were credited by the patrolman with preventing more serious injuries The ambulance took the Oglesbys to the hospital Pfaff sustained a wrist injury but was not hospitalized A number of minor accidents were reported by the sheriffs of fice over the weekend most of them due to icy conditions which prevailed late Saturday night and early Sunday Gladys Steele 16 Sheffield was slightly injured when the auto in which she was riding went out of control on highway 106 It was be ing driven by H B Rurup Jr Sheffield who sideswiped a car driven by D D Oehlert of Shef field as Rurup was attempting to pass Three other cars upset in the ditch on 106 Saturday night due to the ice but no one was in jured Three cars were damaged on north 65 when a car driven by Or vine Hastings of Hanlontown rammed 2 parked along the side Hastings was slightly injured The other autos operated by John Vance and C R Miltenberger both of Mason City had stopped to clear windshields KILLED BY TRAIN Webb la Enderton 65 Webb was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a southbound Milwaukee road pas senger train the scare motivation will not suf Enderton was walking along the track when the accident occurred Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow flurries Mon day night Low Monday night about 30 High Tuesday 38 Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night with showers east and light snow or rain west Colder west Monday night Clearing Tues day colder south portion Low Monday night 3238 snow flurries continued cold Low Monday night 1520 northwest 2530 southeast High Tuesday around freezing north 3438 south por tion rather windy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday fiee in our approach to the acci dent problem Fear psychology may be helpful in some cases but it doesnt contain the full or the final answer to our problem Rather a way must be found to bring about a universal acceptance of personal responsibility for cre ating conditions of safe living and security We must enlist every American in the cause What would be the consequences of such an approach Lets see Safety and Courtesy Every enlistee in the crusade for gaiety would become more safety conscious As he proceeded to his hourbyhour duties hev would be asking himself Am I by my acts bringing danger to just myself In the working out of this pat tern all of us would Im sure be amazed by the extent to which and courtesy are synony mous Of all the ingredients which go into this thing called safety none is quite so important as com consideration of the comfort and welfare of others While safety responsibility starts with the individual it doesnt end there To the question What can I do to promote safety is joined question What can WE do CONTINUED ON FACE Z Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 32 43 1 inch trace 59 32 Informer Will Tab Lattimore a Commie McCarthy Says Washington Senator McCarthy RWis said Monday he is ready to give senate investigators the name of a mystery witness who will swear that Owen Lattimor or was a communist e is McCarthy made the announcement to reporters after re turning to New York the capitol He had said he expected to get in touch with his prospective witness over the weekend Lattimore Johns Hopkins pro fessor who specializes on far east ern affairs has denied that he is or ever was a communist He called McCarthy a contemptible liar for making the charge McCarthys charges are being in vestigated by a senate foreign re lations subcommittee I am giving the committee the name of the witness I wish to have called first McCarthy said He added I am asking the committee to subpoena him and have him testify McCarthy said he expects to produce other witnesses who he said would back up his accusations against Lattimore The committee has made tenta tive plans to hear on Thursday whatever witnesses McCarthy can produce BuryBinaggio Police Wait for Warfare City of plainclothes police mingled with mourners and the idle curious Monday as Catholic funeral rites were recited for Democratic Boss Charles Binaggio and his hoodlum pal Charles Gargotta victims of gangland bullets Detectives kept trained eyes on the crowds to forestall any possible further outbreak of hoodlum war fare Traffic details tried to pre vent congestion problems result ing from the separate funeral corteges Floral wreaths surrounded the 2 grave sites at the old walled cemetery at St Marys They came from New York Chicago San Francisco Washington and Mis souri cities where Binaggios name had long been linked with democratic party politics Double funeral services orig inally planned lor the slain men were cancelled because of church laws requiring rites in home par ishes Services for Binaggio north side democratic machine head were held at the northside Holy Rosary church An hour earlier rites were read at St Agnes church in adjacent Johnson county Kans for Gar gotta Binaggios top lieutenant with a record of 40 arrests in 30 years PROMISE IMMUNITY Boston immun ity from prosecution was prom ised Monday for any accessor in the Brinks robbery who helps convict the actual gun men Police admitted they still were without clues in the brazen Jan 17 holdup SAME BUek fUf IntffJe BULLETIN WHEAT CROP CUT Washington agri culture department reported Monday that bad weather and bugs have cut 121000000 bush els of wheat off the prospective 1950 harvest 8 Navy Crewmen Escape in Crash Benton Harbor Mich Eight navy men miraculously es caped injury early Monday when their PV2 twinengine plane crashlanded just off the Lake Michigan shoreline One of the crew an unidentified radarman swam about 300 feet to shore to get help The others Were broughtin by cahoe Farm Bureau Offers New Potato Program Washington Ameri can Farm Bureau federation came up Monday with its answer to the surplus potato ing agreements coupled with a system of price supports which would vary by grade Such a plan it said would re duce potato support costs to a fraction of the present multi milliondollar outlay Federation President Allan B Kline outlined the proposal in a letter to Chairman Allen J El lender of a senate sub committee which is studying the potato problem Kline doubted that the new po tato law would work and urged congress to replace it with the fed erations plan Under its proposal topgraded potatoes would be supported at 60 per cent of parity Poorer grades would receive proportionately lower supports Damage Estimates High in Iowa Storm Marble Rock Man Slays Wife Self Couple Found by Daughter Motive Not Determined Marble Rock Mr and Mrs Cecil Ackley both in their 40s were found shot to death at their home here shortly before noon Sunday by Mr and Mrs Lyle Kvull who went to their home for Easter dinner Mrs Krull is a daughter of the Ackleys living a short distance away Sheriff B F Atherton and Coroner Carl Hauser were called from Charles City and after an in vestigation pronounced it a mur der and suicide Shot Wife First Coroner Hauser said Sunday aft ernoon Ackley had shot his wife first using a 410 shotgun in the kitchen of their home The charge entered her chest at close range Ackley then turned the gun on himself the shot entering the heart the coroner said The gun then fell on the floor and was found by the officers near Mrs Ackleys body As near as could be determined by the officers the tragedy oc curred Saturday about 9 p m Some neighbors had heard noises in the Ackley home but as the lights were on and the radio run ning there appeared to be no dis turbance The lights and radio were still on Sunday morning according to residents near the Ackley home who reported to officers on the investigation Daughter Overcome When Mrs Krullentered the Ackley home and discovered trie bodies she was so overcome by shock that it was necessary to call a physician A sedative was ad ministered and she was still at home in bed late Sunday after noon Besides Mrs Krull the Ackleys leave a daughter in Waterloo The bodies were taken to the Hann funeral home at Greene The coroner had no information as to the circumstances which prompted the action He doubted however that an inquest would be necessary A trail of blood indicated Mrs Ackley had dragged herself to a bedroom then back to the kitchen door before she collapsed Jehovah Preacher Killed by Freight Clinton UR Harvey S Grae gerson 52 Clinton a preacher for Jehovahs witnesses was killed Monday when he was struck by a freight train here Graegersons mutilated body was found by a conductor W F Henchett when he got off the train to close a switch Police said Graegerson appar ently had been crossing the tracks or walking along them His wife told police he left home early to day wearing his best suit but that she did not know where he intended to go TYPICAL TROUBLEHeres one of the than 700 breaks were reported in North Iowa telephone lines Monday Icy lines and poles fell like flies in spots and falling tree limbs added to the trouble Most all long distance circuits were out in North Iowa Monday except those served north and south by the coaxial cable and full restoration was not expected until Tuesday This scene was 2 miles south of Mason City on highway 65 near the stucco schoolhouse Snorkel Sub Threads 5200 Miles Under Water to Hawaii Honolulu U S navy claimed a new underseas record Monday a 21day 5200mile voyage under water from Hong Kong to Honolulu by the Snorkel type submarine Pickerel Cmdr Paul Schratz of Pittsburgh Pasaid the voyage Iowa Hit by Big Fire Loss x By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three spectacular fires in Iowa caused damage estimated at more than Sunday In Des Moines lightning struck the Munn Cassady company dealers in bottle gas starting a blaze which caused damage con servatively estimated at Another fire destroyed3 frame business buildings in Denison wiping out a grocery store drug store and auto parts company Damage was estimated by Fire Chief Leo J Miller at Radio station KICD in Spencer was destroyed in a blaze which did between and damage Owner Ben Sanders said Flames shot more than 200 feet in the air in the bottled gas com pany fire and more than 80 of the 23gallon bottles of Propane gas exploded The fiercelyburning gas made a red glow against the dark earlymorning sky Sexton Woman Dies in Accident A 1 g a n a Krieps 29 UR Mrs Joseph Sexton was killed Sunday when the auto she was driving skidded and overturned several times She died about 2 hours after the crash in a hospital here rwas comfortable and routine But a navy spokesman in Washington was more excited The Washington officer said it was by far the longest distance ever traveled by an American sub marine under water and to the best of our informationthe long est underwater distance ever traveled by any submarine The Pickerel is a new 1500ton vessel commissioned only last year It left Hong Kong March 15 and arrived here last Wednesday Schratz 34 an Annapolis grad uate and a veteran of the Pacific war thought up the idea of the record trip himself and talked the navy into letting him do it Schratz said he studied the the ory of submerged navigation dur ing the war in which he made 8 submarine patrols When the Pick erel was ordered back to Pearl Harbor from Hong Kong he asked for and received permission to test his navigational theories During the voyage the Pickerel was kept on courseby Loran a radio navigational aid used by ships and planes The sub passed close to land 6 times but surfaced only at the entrance to Pearl Har bor last Wednesday after 505 hours under way Top military commanders in the Hawaiian islands were at the dock to greet the submarine including Admiral Arthur W Radford com mander in chief of the Pacific fleet The Pickerel traveled at an av erage speed of 104 nautical miles an hour It carried both armed and practice torpedoes The crew numbered 67 men and 8 officers Schratz said the Pickerel carried only a partial fuel load when it dove off Hong Kong for the record trip MASON CITYANS PHOTOGRAPH NEW Marjorie 21 yearold doctors office assistant of Luverne was chosen Saturday as Miss Iowa Press Photographer of 1950 at the Iowa Press Photographers association annual convention in Cedar Rapids Miss Holmes is shown above as the Mason City GlobeGazette mem bers took their turns at photographing her From left are Elwin Musser Wallace Mail lard and Chuck Sorlien Other picture and story on page 12 Paul filed 12 Republicans File for Office DCS Moines repub licans including 2 congressmen filed their nomination petitions Monday vith the secretary of state Henry O Talle Decorah and 1 Cunningham Des Moines their nomination petitions for reelection to congress from their respective Iowa districts Others filing their petitions for offices in the state legislature Rep Elmer Pieper Waukon for house Rep Allert G Olson Osage for house Rep Penn Eck els BrUt for the house Rep Henry E Weichman Newhall for the senate Senator Earl C Fishbaugh Jr Shenandoah for the senate Rep Hanson Inwood for Rep William Kruse Loss Seen at Clinton 700 Breaks in Phone Lines in North Iowa Power Crews Busied Damage estimated in the mil lions dampened the Easter week end in the midwest ras a terrific ice and sleet storm centering in Northeast Iowa played havoc with all communications lines and sent the city of Clinton Iowa into complete darkness Sunday Unofficial estimates of the dam age in Clinton alone was placed at one million dollars estimate Loss The Northwestern Bell Tele phone company estimated a 000 loss in its territory north of highway 6 and east of highway 69 m northeast Iowa C L Sampson vice president and general man ager announced Long distance lines out of Ma son City were cut off to most sec tions and repairmen said there were 700 wire breaks in the Mason City territory which covers more than a 35mile radius Lines north and south in the coaxial cable were not affected but there was little hope seen that others would be back in normal operation before Tuesday Emergency phone crews from Minnesota were being moved in here Monday to help repair the down wires Eighty per cent of the long dis tance telephone lines from Mason City to Charles City are out All circuits in the Osage area are also out and those to Rockwell which are not in the cablekfre too The circuits between Garner and For est City are also down Scores of other North Iowa towns had only partial outside connections Power was off in many isolated communities served by the Peoples Cas and Electric company Sun day but an official reported Mon day that no large group of cus tomers was without service Mon day TvirA power Company official in Mason City said it was the worst storm ever of its kind here He said it was almost impossible to estimate the damage locally but that it was at its worst in Clear Lake near the wooded areas Some crews worked 36 hours til noon Monday without relief A staggered schedule was set up Monday to give them a chance to rest up further duty Seven persons including com pany executives were busily an swering calls for aid Sunday aft ernoon he revealed and some farmers drove as much as 12 to 15 most heavily miles wires The to town to report down Crews on Steady P G E crews began Arthur C the house Charles City for house Rep Chris F Hinrichs Victor for house R O Burrows Sr Belle Plaine tor house and Tabor for house A V KT7RTON RITES TUESDAY tional funerai services viJI be icld Tuesday for Character Actor Walter Huston in the theater where he was given an academy award last year Huston died Saturday of icart ailment a few hours after ic was forced to go to bed sick nstead of attending a party honor ing his 66th birthday work at midnight Saturday and were still on continuous duty Mon day Several hundred wires were still down in scattered sections and every circuit in Mason City was out at some time during the weekend for varying periods The company reported cooper ation by the fire and police de partments had helped prevenUin juries from fallen wires No in juries had been reported Monday though the potential was high a power official pointed out Radio stations issued constant warnings for persons to stay clear of wires General in Midwest The storm area extended gen erally from northern Indiana Illinois westward through most of Iowa and northward through the Great Lakes region But rising temperatures gave many a strick en community a chance to repair the damage Monday Rain contin ued falling over much of eastern Iowa however The temperature hit n the high 60s in some cities by Monday aft ernoon but there were danger sig nals for North Iowa in the pre diction for Monday night and Tuesday In Mason Ctty the mer cury climbed to a high of 61 at p m and then began slid ing and was down to 50 at 2 p m A total of 11 inches of rain has fallen in the city since Saturday night The prediction has some subfreezing readings in the north ern part of the state for Monday night and snow flurries may be expected in scattered spots BEARDSLEY PKOMISES STATE AID CLINTON ClinUn Gov William S Beardsley promised state aid to Clinton Monday as this Mississippi river city and 124 other eastern Iowa communities helped by climbing temperatures began dig ging out of a sheet of ice that dis rupted communications power and travel Beardsley and Mayor Don Alli son exchanged by ama   

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