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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION and United Press Full Lease Wires Cents One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Monoging Editor On the Way to Victory Over Cancer ONE night recently for reasons more sentimental than logical I went back to my old home town 35 years gave the talk at the kickoff meeting for the annual fundraising cam paign of the American Cancer so ciety and its many state units Anybody acquainted with me knows full well that I have no special knowledge about this dread disease All that I know about it could be learned by anybody through a night or two of read ing Theres an abundance of liter ature on the subject most of it in understandable terms The thing that comes home strongest to me is that as matters stand theres an awfully strong chance that either I or some mem ber of my family will some day become a victim of cancer Thats a fact within the comprehension of anybody 1 Out of 8 Tagged by Cancer Unless something is done to im prove things 1 person out of every 8 in America today is statistically tagged to die from cancer There are more than 8 persons in what I regard as my immediate family Theres a census under way in the United States right now I know because an enumerator called at my own home the other day and asked some extremely questions The census is of great value in our business and cultural life I bespeak for it your fullest cooperation But even in advance of the com pletion of the census it is known that the population of the United States will be approximately 150 million probably just a little more than that There are ways of checking this without a special count Just as certainly it can be pre dicted that unless something is done to check cancer which has become the second most deadly disease known to only by heart and circulatory ail 22 million Americans now living are going to their graves as victims of cancer Where Theres Exposure Of very interest to one was the fact that whereas nation ally the ratio of cancer deaths is 1 to 8 it is greater than that in my own state Iowa Its some where between 1 out of 6 and 1 out of 7 Its just a theory of course but those in best position to theorize believe theres a greater incidence of cancer in those areas of the world where there is exceptional exposure to the suns rays Thats true of course in an agricultural economy This exposure appears to be conducive to skin cancer Right at the start of this visit with my old neighbors and friends I made it clear that my confidence in the American Can cer society is heightened by the fact that it was founded by the medical profession Today it is be ing guided by accredited doctors in large measure Rooted in Science What this means of course Is that the program is going to be rooted in science Theres no place for the quacks in the American Cancer societys cancer control crusade And in no field of human misery are the possibilities for quackery as great as in cancer Cancer victims understandably grab at straws What all this means is that through the American Cancer so ciety and its state and local units you and I as laymen are given an opportunity to join hands with the medical profession for a frontal at tack on this vicious killer known and dreaded in earliest recorded history Nationally the appeal is for 565000 with each state society striving to raise its fair share of that overall sum The quota could be reached if every person in woman and child 10 cents But that isnt go ing to happen Thats why you and I and others who are able should give to the limit of our means And in our giving we should be moved by the obvious fact that the dollar or the that we give might conceiv ably come back to us in the form of an added year or 10 added years in our life span Research Comes First Another fact about the Ameri can Cancer societys program which particularly recommended itself to me is that an overwhelm ing proportion of the funds raised each year is being invested in sci entific research A good bit goes for the specialized training of nurses to deal with cancer cases But a far larger sum goes into the search for the cause and the cure of cancer Special research projects have been set up on numerous univer sity campuses The finest minds of the medical profession and the fin est laboratory technicians have been enlisted in this quest for the mastery of a killer which strikes down men and women boys and ffrls without rhyme or reason By inexplicable coincidence on the very day that I prepared the notes for this visit with you I re ceived a letter from a midwest CONTINinCD ON PAGE 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 17 1950 This Paper Consists of Two lit PRINCE BERNADOTTE HEREHans V Tofte left flew to evening to bring back to his home here Prince Sigvard Bernadotte at r and lofte were iviends from Copenhagen Denmark where both made their home after the war The prince has lived there since before the war when he marded a Danish Sweden XTll115 nghtS Swe1Sh He is a son oi crown prhfce of Sweden The 2 visitors were in Minneapolis during a business tour of the eastern U S The picture was taken in the Tofte home 8 Beaumont drive eastein U t No War Scare in Scandinavia Declares Prince The Scandinavian countries are not nearly so jittery about war as the United States says Prince Sigvard Bernadotte son of the crown prince of Sweden and brother of the queen of Denmark In fact the farther west one goes the more war scare there seems to be he said during a vis it in Mason City Sunday We frankly are not very scared of war We believe that it can be averted The Swedishprince has been a pf Denmark since before the war when he married a Danish jirl and renounced his rights to he throne of Sweden still occu pied by his grandfather 92 year old King Gustav V Is Artist Designer Prince Sigvard has been in the United States for the last 3 months with Nils Nessim Stockholm Swe den president of an oriental rug mporting and rug manufacturing company with 11 retail stores The prince is a designer of rugs for Nessim and the 2 are setting up exhibitions of the hand oomed original designs in the arger department stores from New York to Dallas and Minne apolis The exhibition at Daytons n Minneapolis is the last and the 2 are flying home a week from rriday The prince also is an ar ist and designs silverware The 2 became collaborators aft er Nessim saw some of the princes rug designs at an exhibition of Danish arts at Malmo in 1946 The Swedish businessman largest re tailer of rugs draperies and fab in Europe conceived the idea hat hand loomed Swedish rugs night prove a new source of dol ars for his country Must Sell Quality We cant compete on your mar ket with your mass production he explained Obviously then we must send you something you do not have and we must sell qual ity rather than quantity The princes rug designs are modernized versions of oriental early American and French pro vincial designs but especially mod ern designs Nessim said The de signs are tried in the firms fac tory and after the colors have been decided the materials are boxed and sent to 400 Swedish homes to be woven We expect to take on about 200 more said the head of the firm The exhibits in the U S have been very well received he reported They go next to Paris for the international trade fair starting May 6 They have given us the best exhibition spot in the center of the Palais de Glace said Nes sim U S Is Optimistic The prince likes the United States has a freshness and friendliness thats absolutely cap tivating he said There is a feeling of optimism that every thing can be accomplished by hard work a lightheartedness that is refreshing Of course it is easier for you to be optimistic than for Europe which has been beaten down by wars he added thoughtfully Their host in Mason City Hans V Tofte flew to Minneapolis late Saturday to bring them here and flew them back Sunday evening He and the prince are friends since both were living in Copen hagen after the war This is an occasion for me said Tofte They are our first visitors from over there since we have settled in Mason City New Test for Cancer May Save EarlyStage Victims By ALTON L BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Reporter Atlantic CityN J new blood test is 98 6 pel cent accurate m detecting the presence of cancer 4 research ers have reported The test is one of a half dozen new ones all based on finding that cancer something to human blood The hope is that this test or one of the others will help solve one of the most serious problems in human cancer This problem is finding the people with cancer early enough to cure them by surgery or Xrays the 2 standard cures now The new test was described Sun day to the American Association for Cancer Reseaich by a team of 4 scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles and the Veterans Administration hos pital in Los Angeles They are Drs H S Penn George C Hall A H Dowdy and A W Bellamy Tested on 4500 The test mixes human blood se rum with an extract from the liv ers of people who had cancer The test indicates cancer if solid par ticles form and the cloudy solution becomes clear It was tested on 4500 people It was known that 830 of them had proved cancer The test said yes on 986 per cent of them In this group nearly 1000 per sons apparently were healthy The test indicated cancer maybe wrongly in only 5 of them It still is not known whether any of these 5 may have cancers not de tectable by other tests The test gave yes answers in 13 per cent of 2435 people in hos pitals suffering from other dis eases than cancer These included tuberculosis arthritis and cirrhosis of the liver These diseases can be detected by other tests Is 90 Accurate The next step is to learn wheth er the test will be helpful in can cer examinations of apparently healthy people about whom noth ing is known so far as cancer is concerned Will it detect most of the people who have unsuspected cancer Will it miss many of those who really do have cancer Dr Emil Weiss of Peoples hos pital in Chicago in a report to the association told of another new test This one is based on mixing human blood with 3 different dyes and watching the changes in color Dr Weiss said it was 90 per cent accurate in detecting cancers of all types James Pearson Radio Pioneer Dies at 76 Shenandoah UR The Rev James Pearson 76 former lieuten ant governor of Nebraska and pi oneer radio pastor died Sunday at his home here He had been ill for a year He began broadcasting sermons over radio station KFNF in Shen andoah in 1925 He was a member of the Nebraska house of repre sentatives in 1913 and 1914 and was lieutenant governor for one term 1915 and 1916 Pearson was a candidate for congress from southwest Iowa in 1932 and 1938 He was a native of Pana 111 SUI Student Slashes Boy With Glass Iowa City A University of Iowa student is awaiting grand jury action on a charge he smashed a water glass and used the jagged pieces to slash the face of an 18yearold boy Geoffrey L Hess 28 was ar raigned Sunday on a charge of assault with intent to maim Rob ert Seydel a St Marys high school student Police said the incident occurred in a cafe early Sunday They said Hess refused to answer ques tions about the slashing Seydel was treated at Mercy hospital It required between 30 and 40 stitches to close the gashes in his face Seydels brother Dale said Hess entered the restaurant and sat down next to Bob Seydel who was with a group of high school youths including Dale Dale said his brother made a joking remark after Hess ordered ham and eggs Witnesses reported Hess did not say a word but dumped the wa ter out of his glass shattered it against the counter and slashed Seydels face at least twice with Tydings Talks of New Angle in Red Hunt Washington Tyd ings DMd talked guardedlj Monday of a new line of inquirj in the senate communist investiga tion This has nothingto do with any information Senator McCarthy has given us said Tydings chair man of the senate foreign rela tions subcommittee which is look ing into McCarthys charges of communism in the state depart ment McCarthy Wisconsin republican has been outlining his accusations to the inquiry committee The committee so far has mostly jusl listened Now we are doing some inves tigative work on our own hook Tydings told a reporter Sunday the committees chief counsel Edward P Morgan served former Communist Louis F Bu clenz with a subpoena Budenz onetime managing editor of the communist newspaper Daily Worker is scheduled to testify at a public hearing Thursday McCarthy has said Burienz will swear that he knew Owen Latti morc far eastern affairs expert to be a member of the communist party Lattimore already has tes tified under oath that he never has been a communist or a fellow traveler the jagged pieces Hess was hold Union Plans Strike Call When Details Set Chicago spokesman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen said Monday the union plans to strike to enforce demands for an addi tional fireman on diesel locomo tives and is delaying a strike call only to clear up details of when and where it will be staged There was no indication of whether the union plans a gen eral strike against all roads us ing multipleunit diesels or con fine the walkout to individual roads or regions The strike will be called unless there is an un expected settlement the spokes man said The ynion today called in adcli ional officials for a meeting here to work out details for a walkout The union claims 110000 mem bers on the nations railroads The spokesman said no meet ings have been scheduled between the firemen and management representatives Determining when where and how we are going to strike is the only thing holding up the an nouncement he said Railroad sources have specu lated that the firemen might strike against all dieselized roads individual roads or all the rail roads in a particular region The union wants the railroads to put an additional fireman on multipleunit diesel engines in jail during BABY SUFFOCATES OUumwa Eugene Lowe 9weekold son of Mr and Mrs Henry Lowe was found suf focated in bed Sunday Coroner Gordon Traul said the baby was sleeping with his parents and that death was clearly accidental the early morning hours and theii was released on 2500 bond He waived to the grand jury when arraigned on the assault charge Government Urges Farmers Protect Hogs Washington were urged Monday to vaccinate their young pigs against cholera this year although apparently the vac cination killed some hogs last year The agriculture department as sured farmers that an investiga tion indicates that all current stocks of antihog cholera serum are free of the variant virus which caused some losses among treated hogs in the midwest last year There will be danger of far greater losses this year the de partment said if farmers take a chance and do not vaccinate at all Early and increased doses of antihogcholera serum is the surest means of protecting against widespread appearance of this disease this year it said The deaths of vaccinated hogs last year were attributed largely to a variant virus contained in the virusserum used for vaccina tions The serum did not protect the hogs against the variant form of the virus It is unlikely that the variant will appear again for some time the department said As added insurance against losses the bureau of animal in dustry suggested that farmers vac cinate pigs before they are weaned and give them more than the standard close of scrum 4 More lowans Die on Highway By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Burns caused by grass fires caused 2 deaths in Iowa over the weekend and 3 lowans died of traffic injuries The victims Charles Eckert 82 of near Waukon whose charred body was found along a fence row where he had been burning weeds James Fulton 93 of Princeton Iowa who was fatally burned when a grass fire got out of control in a field he was ourning off pre paratory to spring plowing Walter Dwight Federlin 36 Washington killed in a collision of 2 trucks on highway 6 near Wilton Iowa Dr Watson William Beam 41 of Rolfe who met death when his car crashed into the rear of a truck which had stopped on the highway Ruth Gagnon 19 of Vinton who died Saturday night of injuries suffered in a traffic accident near Le Mars last Tuesday MAN DIES WHEN CAR HITS BRIDGE Sioux City W Heaty 2Z of Hmton Iowa died in a hos pital here Monday 6 hours after he was critically injured when his car struck a bridge abutment on highway 75 a mile south of Hin ton Healy hospital attendants said suffered internal injuries facial lacerations and a leg fracture C C Tyner highway patrolman said Healy was driving north from Sioux City at the time of the acci dent He was traveling alone S LAUGHTER ACQUITTED Washington Rep resentative Roger C Slaughter of Kansas City was acquitted Mon day of a charge of violating the lobbying act F rr Peace Bid MadebvCh OATS SEEDING STARTS Seeding of way in the Mason City area this weekend One of the first farms to get spring work under way was that of Vir gil Evans 2 miles east of Plymouth where Orvid Scholl Rockford is shown at left handling the grain while Wal lace Mailiard Mason City is at the wheel Seeding is about a week later than the average season according to Marion E Olson county extension agent The ground is working up well although inclined to be wet because all frost isnt out Subsoil however is dry Mrs Roosevelt Pat Hurley in TV Battle Over Yalta New York Franklin D Roosevelts Sunday television show turned into a verbal freeforall when Maj Gen Patrick J Hurley attacked the late presidents Yalta a wartime and postwar ambassador to onference The general hina and President secretary of war blamed a secret agreement at Yalta for the Chinese communist sweep His charge and further argu ments drew heated replies from lis hostess who was backed up by he 3 other guests on the NBC orum program Support Eleanor These were Senator Warren G Magnuson DWash of the senate interstate and foreign commerce committee Doctor John King Fairbank lead of the Harvard school of Chinese studies Richard Lauterbach newspaper man and foreign correspondent The old soldier and diplomat asked by Mrs Roosevelt to lead off a discussion of China told of ais missions to Russia and China for FDR Then warming up he told her hat at Yalta your diplomats sur rendered all the principals of the Atlantic charter Are you differentiating be tween yours and Mrs Roose velts cut in Lauterbach You can bet your bottom dollar that I dont give up said the general I would not have sur rendered every principle for which America said she was fighting Says Poverty Key Doctor Fairbank cut in and told SAME Black flu mean truffle death in i Hours the group to stop fighting the last war Lauterbach said the key to China is her poverty and Mag nuson told Hurley he didnt know Chinese history But Hurley returned o the at tack when Mrs Roosevelt said we wanted Russias help very badly You might not do it toda3T but you certainly had every reason to do it then We gave it to them because we were in favor of communism the general returned Thats not true shot back Mrs Roosevelt We know what were the main things we aimed at in Yalta and for you to ignore it sir is extraordinary I just dont understand how you can figure it The argument still was going full blast when Mrs Roosevelt had to call time Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Low Monday night 50 Partly cloudy and cooler Tues day with high 56 Towa Partly cloudy west mostly cloudy with scattered showers east portion Monday night and Tuesday winds and turning cooler Tuesday Low Monday night 50 Tuesday 55 to 58 to 55 High Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy and cooler High Tuesday 3540 northwest 4550 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 74 Minimum 37 At 8 a m 52 Precipitation 05 YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 33 BULLETINS ELIZABETH EXPECTING London UR Buckingham Palace announced Monday that Princess Elizabeth will undertake no further public engagements The announcement was looked upon as confirmation of persistent reports that she is expecting an other child McGrath Urges Crackdown on Sports Betting DCS Moines Attorney General Robert L Larson said Tuesday which for merly was going into ramblers pockets has rone into legitimate trade channels in Iowa since he began his statewide antigam bling campaign 6 months ago He hinted that his next move will be against individuals Lar son commented The first job was to shut off the gramblinr business The next ihing is to go after them individually Washington Gen eral McGrath said Monday that big time gamblers apparently have moved into amateur and profes sional sports with largescale oper ations He urged that congress crack down on the organized gamblers by forbidding the sending of ganj bling information across state lines McGrath testified before a sen ate commerce subcommittee The group is considering a bill to ban interstate transmission of gam bling information Favoring the measure McGrath said congress could give horse race bookmakers a knockout blow by denying them the use of telephone telegraph and radio information needed in their oper ations In addition to illegal bookmak ing on racing the gamblers have apparently moved into large scale betting operations in such ama teur and professional events as baseball basketball and football McGrath said He added It is fairly obvious that none of these betting operations of any size could be maintained without tele phone telegraph and other rapid transmission facilities STRIKE AT DIKE Grundy Center JP Three county sheriffs and 2 state agents teamed up to stage 3 raids in Dike Saturday night The sheriffs were John Meyer of Grundy county Paul Hodgson of Hard in county and Harry Jen nings of Marshall county The officers said they raided the Ross Johnson tavern Marshalls avcrn and Fairbanks tavern Four joy jars 3 dice boxes aod full bottles and 3 partlyfilled bottles of liquor were seized the ufficers said Operators of the tav ern were to appear before Justice if the Peace Don Ferguson in Grundy Center Monday See Chance to Settle Auto Strike None of 6 Objections Listed by UAW Are Vital Detroit door seemed open Monday for an early settle ment of the costly 83day Chrys ler strike Optimism prevailed although the CIO United Auto Workers re jected Sunday what Chrysler Corp termed its final offer in the stubborn pension dispute As negotiations resumed 9 a m Monday observers pointed out that none of the 6 objections the UAW listed were vital issues They also said it seemed probable Chrysler would be willing to re work parts of its proposal to get a settlement One thing appeared in principle the 2 sides are closer than at any time since 89000 Chrysler workers walked off then jobs Jan 25 UAW President Walter P Reu ther underlined that point when he said after Sundays offer We are glad that at this date Chrysler has finally agreed to pro vide pensions for their workers guaranteed by a sound pension trust fund The means of financing month pensions for workers who are 65 years of age and have 25 years service has been the nub of the dispute Chrysler described its proposal which gives the UAW a choice of 3 pension systems The best pen sion and insurance offer that any large company in the automotive industry has ever offered the union In any of the 3plansChrysler would pay pensions of a month including social security Chrysler Retorts The UAW rejection brought charges from corporation vice president Herman L Weckler that union purposes which have noth ing to do with the declared strike objectives have prolonged the strike One fact seems unmistakably clear Weckler added This strike cannot be for sound pension and insurance benefits Those are on the table Carollo 3 Others Are Arraigned Kansas City Mo Carollo a former gangland boss and Charles Binaggios predeces sor as northside political lord was charged Monday by the govern ment with 2 felonies which may send him back to prison Three others were charged with Carollo an alien known as Moonface They were arrested Friday by federal alcohol tax unit agents who seized more than a thousand cases of contraband li quor at a house less than a mile from where B i n a g g i o and a henchman were slain gangland style bnly a week before Charged with Carollo were An thony Stringbean Marcella Sam Tortorce and Carollos sonin law Mike Arnone They had spent the weekend in county jail awaiting arraignment on charges Name Prize Winners in Luther Magazine Decorah Luther col lege literary magazine New Im pressions Monday announced sev eral award winners in a writing competition In the short story division 3rd place awards went to Arthur Felland Joice Dick Jacobson Waterviile and Bevgetta Dahl Harmony Minn In the poetry contest Norman Barth of Decorah won both first and second Marjorie Jorth Mil ford won first for childrens lit erature Farm Bureau Reaching Goal in 1950 Drive Des Moines UR Iowa Farm Bureau officials indicated Monday the 1950 membership drive has reached about 92 per cent of its quota The statewide goal is 130000 members for 1950 Mitchell was the 15th county to reach its goal KRASCHEL MAY ANNOUNCE Governor Nels Kraschel says he plans to announce before the end of this week whether or not he will seek he democratic nomination for U S senator from Iowa   

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