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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyt MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 14 1950 HOME EDITION mmr This Paper Consists of Two No CHILDREN LEAVE two 6th grade classes at Washington school are shown leaving the building after their classrooms had been condemned as unsafe They are on their way to McKinley school where they will be housed for the remainder of this school year The teach ers are Miss Cecilia Volkman and Miss Ruth Holt Sagging walls and floors of the 60yearold north half of the build GlobeGazette photo ing behind them caused its abandonment Fifth grade classes will be transported to the new Haiding school starting Monday morning The 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th grades will continue to hold classes in the south half of Washington school The addition was built in 1922 Other pictures on page 15 Halt of Washington School Abandoned as Unsafe Walls and Floor Sag 4 Classes Move A school construction program in Mason City was given impetus Friday by the condemna tion and abandonment of half of Washington elementary school The north and east walls of the school which are more than 50 years old have settled and sagged outward at the top to such an ex tent that the school board Thurs day afternoon authorized Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser to vacate the children from the north half of the building immediately The 2 6th grade classes took over a visual education room and another auxiliary room in Mc Kinley school Friday morning and starting Monday the 2 5th grade classes will be transported by bus to available rooms in the new Harding school the superinten dent said All kindergarten pupils in Wash ington school also will be sent to Monroe he added and half of the 2nd grade at Monroe will be trans ferred back to Washington which has had no 2nd grade this year The Monroe 2nd grade has grown to 37 pupils during the winter the superintendent explained Through Next Year These arrangements will con tinue through the next school year in all probability Supt Shepoiser said since it would be impossible to complete any construction work sooner The walls of the old part Washington school have been in bad condition for several years he explained and have been un der constant observation for the last 2 years During the last week however cracks have appeared in the places where the walls previ ously had cracked and been patched indicating further deteri oration of the walls Two years ago the city building commissioner and an architect were asked to inspect the building the superintendent said and their report indicated the building safe I but that it should be watched care iully I A year ago they again checked the building and cracks in the brick walls were ordered patched It was checked again last fall the superintendent said During the winter however vibration in the floor became more apparent and physical education and other un usual activity was ordered discon tinued C A Holvik a building con tractor with children attending the school checked the iloor and walls a week ago and recommended that the 2nd floor be torn up in the northeast corner to bear ings This was done the same aft ernoon Asked Survey The building commissioner an architect Holvik and John Moen another contractor with children In the school met with the build Ing committee of the school board to investigate and it was recom mended that a competent outside authority be asked to make a re port on the building R J Lubsen a member of the civil engineering department of Iowa State college who has in spected a number of Iowa school buildings arrived Thursday He ordered the center of the floor in I the northeast classroom torn up revealed that the 3 inch cen ter beam had cracked That floor AP Wircphoto DRIVER DIES IN truck and a semitrailer loaded with 15 tons of sheet steel lie wrapped around a steel pillar under a railroad bridge after the truck smashed into the pillar near suburban Lake Forest Chicago Friday James Allen Randall Gary Incl driver died Iowa Press Names Northwood Algona Parkersburg Garner Papers Winner was condemned immediately and the boards action followed The 2nd iloor at the east win dow was found to be inches lower and the center of the floor inches lower than the west wall The old building is not worth spending any money on repairs the engineer reported It will be boarded up and fenced so that children will be unable to get into or near it Supt Shepoiser said Classes will continue in the new addition to the south which the en gineer stated was safe procedure Aim at September 1951 Our buildingprogram now will have to be aimed at September 1951 Supt Shepoiser commented A new Roosevelt elementary and an addition to Madison obviously are necessary in addition to a new Washington he said Doctor Elmer T Peterson clean of the college of education at the University of Iowa advised the finance subcommittee of the citi zens survey group recently that the school district should vote im mediately a bond issue for its maximum indebtedness under state law The state law permits the dis trict to vote additional in bonds the superintendent said All of that amount will be needed in the current building program even with the most economical construction Doctor Peterson said GROUCHO SUES Los Angeles r o u c h o Marx dead serious for a change filed suit Friday for divorce from his wife half his age Under his real name Julius H Marx Groucho alleged extreme cruelty Des Moines of newspaper contests to be honored at Friday nights banquet of the Iowa Press association were an nounced Friday Paul C Smith Rock Rapids vice president of the association will present the awards The associa tion is making awards for general excellence in 5 classes They are Weeklies and Algona Upper DCS Moines first Storm Lake PilotTribune 2nd Clarinda Herald Journal 3rd Har land Tribune and Humboldt Re publican honorable mention Weeklies in cities over 3000 Journal first Maquoketa Community Press 2nd Spencer Times 3rd Independence Bulletin Journal honorable mention Weeklies in cities of less than 3000 Northwood Anchor first Montezuma Republican 2nd Wright County Monitor 3rd Oak land Acorn honorable mention Weeklies in towns of less than Bureau first Laur ens Sun 2nd Parkersburg Eclipse 3rd Alta Advertiser and Govvrie News honorable mention In addition the publishers idea exchange made an award for best Advertising promotion the school of journalism at the University of Iowa for best use of illustrative material and typography Sigma Delta Chi professional fraternity at the university for master col umnist and best editorial page Theta Sigma Phi sorority at the university for coverage of womens news and Sigma Delta Chi at Iowa State college for community serv ice and service lo agriculture These awards Best advertising promotion Al fiona Upper DCS Moines first Spencer Times 2nd Hurlan Trib une 3rd Oakland Acorn Rock well City Advocate Harlan News Advertiser and Independence Bul letinJournal honorable mention Service to conservation Esther ville Daily News first in daily division Pella Chronicle first in towns over 1500 population Kiron News first in towns under 1500 Anamosa Journal and AlbiaUnion Republican honorable mention Best editorial page Audubon Advocate Republican first Mo quoketa Jackson Sentinel 2nd and Albia UnionRepublican 3rd Community service H a r d i n County Times Iowa Falls first What Cheer PatriotChronicle 2nd Independence BulletinJour nal 3rd Parkcrsburg Eclipse An thon Herald and Maquoketa Com munity Press honorable mention The Denison Bulletin Beef Em pire edition was cited for special recognition Service to Agriculture Oakland Acorn first Norlhwood Anchor 2nd Sac Sun Independence Bul letinJournal Albia UnionRepub lican and Garner Leader and Sig nal honorable mention SUCCEEDS PHILLIPS Iowa City G Win ter has been named to succeed Chester A Phillips 67 retiring dean of the college of commerce of the University of Iowa Winter is professor and head oC the account ing department May Alter Defense States Gen Bradley Snow Hits New York Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A blast of cold air chilled the east and middlewest Friday for the 2nd topsy turvy spring and the army rushed aid to North Dakota where a disaster area was declared because of ice and deep snow Temperatures as low as 10 above zero were registered in the in the Pennsylvania mountain area A snow storm hit New York City nd neighboring towns and states The snow in New York was ac companied by a new alltime low temperature for April 14 The reading was 252 degrees at a m A snow 8 inches deep was re ported at Montpelier Vt Southern Illinois and Indiana peach crops were reported dam aged Thursday night Fifth army headquarters in Chi cago said that it was with the help of the air tracked vehicles the Bismarck N Dak area A spokesman for 5th army said the little rescue vehicles were be ing sent at the request of Brig Gen H L Edwards adjutant gen eral of the state of North Dakota General Edwards 5th armys spokesman said reported that the North Dakota governor had de clared an 8county area as a dis aster area Families isolated by heavy snows and slick ice needed immediate attention Fifth army listed the disaster area as these counties Sioux Mar tin Hettinger Adams Bowman Burley and Oliver The weasels came from the army arsenal at Savanna 111 overland to Moline 111 where air force box car planes waited for them The had expected spring to be another cold punch Friday And the weath er bureau in Washington D C went on to add in a special bulle tin that extremely cold weather can be expected during Friday night Paul Norris to Run for Superintendent Des Moines race for the republican nomination for su perintendent of public instruction Friday had turned into a strictly departmental and Winnebago county affair Paul B Norris transportation officer in the department of pub lic instruction Thursday asked the secretary of state for nomina tion papers as a republican can didate for the superintendents post Opposing him will be his boss Miss Jessie M Parker present superintendent She is seeking her 4th consecutive 4year term Both candidates are from Win nebago county Norris is from Thompson and Miss Parker from Lake Mills The 44yearold Nor ris has worked for Miss Parker since her first year in elective ot fice Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday Low Fri day night near 25 High Satur day near 50 Iowa Saturday increasing cloudi ness and warmer some light rain likely west portion begin ning in afternoon or night Low Friday night 24 to 28 northeast 30 to 32 southwest High Satur day 48 to 52 east 50 to 55 west 5Day Weather Outlook Iowa Rising temperatures Satur day and Sunday with rain like ly beginning Saturday and con tinuing into Monday Rainfall will average to i inch Cooler Tuesday and Wednesday Tem peratures will average 5 lo 8 degrees below normal Normal high 62 Normal low near 40 Minnesota Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer some light rain probably southwest portion by afternoon or night High Saturday near 35 northeast 45 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 2i hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 38 Minimum 20 At 8 a m 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 37 AP Wirephoto NO C F Swearinger guards her Peoria 111 property with a shotgun after she said build ing unionists had threatened to dynamite it Mrs Swear inger bought the house to demolish it and use the material to build another house Although she and her son are doing all the work the union demanded that their members be hired for the job President Plans Tour of Midwest Washington Tru man will make at least 4 and pos sibly 6 scheduled speeches on his crosscountry trip starting May 7 The white house said Friday he has accepted an invitation to speak at Madison Wis at p m local May 14 on the way back east Other speeches already set are in connection with dedications at Kortes Dam near Casper Wyo May 9 at Grand Coulee Dam in southeastern Washington May 11 and at a democratic rally in Chi cago May 15 Other speeches may be made at Grand Forks N Dak and in one of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St though officials will not confirm these plans yet The president is expected to make many whistle stops for train appearances in addition to the set talks He told his news conference Thursday the trip will be non political except for the speech in the Chicago Stadium concluding a huge democratic party rally Ross gave reporters only part of the itinerary As now lined up the journey is expected to take the president through at least part of these 16 states Maryland West Virginia Penn sylvania Ohio Indiana Illinois Iowa Nebraska Wyoming Idaho Oregon Washington Montana North Dakota Minnesota and Wis Increase Shown in French Birth Rate Paris whose low birth rate caused concern to na tional leaders before the war is now producing more babies Offi cial statistics for 1949 just issued show 840000 births during the year as compared with an annual average of fibout 630000 in the immediate prewar years The number of marriages in 1949 was about 320000 a slight decrease as compared with 1948 SAME White no Traffic death IB bourn Demos Meet on July 13 DCS Moines the first time the democrats this year will hold their state conventions ahead of the republicans Jake More state chairman said Thursday the democrats would hold the state convention here July 13 The partys state judicial convention has been scheduled for July 26 The republican party will hold its state convention July 21 and its judicial convention July 28 The democratic state and ju dicial conventions will bring a maximum of 2090 delegates to each Each county is entitled to one delegate for each 250 votes cast for President Truman in the 1948 election It is possible the democrats will be required to nominate the can didate for the U S senate There are 6 democrats in the race now for the nomination and if none re ceives 35 per cent of the total vote the convention delegates will name the candidate The judicial conventions of both parties will nominate3 candidates for membership on the Iowa su preme court wirephoto SLAIN IN NIGHT Gladys Barton Barter who was shot to death in a night club in Bridgeport Conn was killed because lack of an auto mobile cooled her romance with an engineering student Bridge port police learn Willis Oakley 35 signed a statement that the lack of a car caused Mrs Carter to become friendly with another man t Might Need a Greater Navy AF Military Chief Suggests Army Will Come Third Chicago Omar Brad ley said Friday the United States may have to drop its theory of a balanced army navy and air force to meet the defense needs of the north Atlantic area The chairman of the U S joint chiefs of staff indicated that the army might come off third best under such an arrangement He also observed that by placing American defense plans second to those of the whole western world a small bit of sovereignty is relinquished It would be well worth while he said In an address prepared for the Executive club the former chief of staff of the army reviewed the accomplishments of the recent Hague conference of Atlantic pact defense chiefs A spokesman for a small na tion Bradley said first raised the question of sovereignty and thus made the most significant sug gestion of the conference He didnt identify the nation Central Control Bradley said the suggestion in volved the possibility of a cen tral body within the framework of the Atlantic treaty to call sig nals on the rate and extent by which the armed forces of each member nation must be expanded He didnt say what action was taken on the proposal but com mented Just as the spokesman for that small nation indicated as these defensive plans develop traditions will have to give way to reality And even our own balance of United States we expand beyond the present have to give way to the theory of national specialization which will fit into an overall balance for col lective defense For example the North Atlantic treaty defensive plans might re quire from us a greater air force or a greater navy than we our selves might be willing to provide With such an arrangement of course a small bit of sovereignty is relinquished Collective Defense But when I think that national pride and sovereignty are often paid for with the life and blood of soldiers I feel that we must accept the more difficult alterna tive which comes with this joining of hands in collective defense Bradley disclosed that the pact defense chiefs have drawn up general estimates of the forces needed to hold the common fron tiers in the heart of Europe and to keep open supply lines linking the western allies These plans he said need not change the balance or cost of U S military forces this year Bradley said the other members of the alliance realize they must not wait for the United States to carry the load and pay the bill Truman Grants Curley Pardon From Fraud Washington Tru man has granted a pardon to for mer Mayor James M Curley of Boston convicted of mail fraud White house officials announced his action Friday They said de tails would be given out later from the justice department In 1947 Mr Truman commuted Curleys 6 to 18 months sentence releasing him from the pri son at Danbury Conn Curley had served 5 months The pardon serves to restore all civil rights to Curley a former democratic congress member as well as mayor of Boston Curley now 75 was convicted of mail fraud by a federal district court jury here in January 1947 along with 2 other officials of En gineers Group Inc The government charged that through fantastic lies the firm obtained more than from clients by represeting it could ob tain government contracts for them Curley was president of the group The government contended he helped steer prospective vic tims to Washington The men convicted with him were Donald Wakefield Smith former member of National Labor Relations Board and James G Fuller   

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