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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Preis and United Press full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 28 1950 This Paper Consists of Two No 1711 Million Bond Issue for Schools Faces Voters HOOVER ASKS NEW U Hoover who in an address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association convention in New York Thursday night called for scrapping of the present United Nations and setting up a new one with commu nist countries shut out stands with Denise Darcel movie actress and Richard W Slo cum of the Philadelphia Bulletin and chairman of the ANPA bureau of advertising be fore start of the banquet 6 Students Killed by Train at Bad Crossing Campus III ff Six school children and the driver of their school taxi were killed Thursday in the collision of their car and a Wabash railroad crack streamliner The accident occurred at an un guarded crossing2 blocks from the Campus consolidated grade school The 6 children ranging in age from 8 to 13 were being taken to their farm homes near this small north central Illinois community The passenger train the Blue Banner was northbound to Chi cago from St Louis It passed Campus at p m 20minutes behind schedule It sped on for more than a mile after the crash carrying the wreckage and 6 bod ies with it before stopping One child was hurled from the car a 1947 sedan The train arrived in Chicago one hour late The driver was Leo Kanne 52 whose wife Helen 50 is principal of the grade school The dead were identified by Coroner Vernon von Qualen of Livingston county as George Frederick Johnson 8 and his sister Judith Kay 9 Alice Mae McCarter 11 and her sister Ethel 13 Barbara Seabert 8 and Mary Helen Ziehr 13 Cold Spell to Linger Here By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The lateApril cool spell over the central part of the country appeared ready to linger on until the months end More subfreezing weather cov ered most all of the north central area again Friday Daytime tem peratures in many areas the U S weather bureau said were equiv alent of normal readings in early March Fridays low marks includ ed 16 above at Grand Forks N Dak The freezing line extended from the western plains northeastward into northern Illinois northern Indiana and lower Michigan Chi cagos low was 30 above 8 Are Injured in Cambridge Crash Cambridge persons were injured 4 critically Friday when a carload of Maxwell high school senior girls and their prin cipal collided with a bread truck at the intersection of highway 210 Agrees With Hoover That UN Cannot Contain Democracy Communism in Same Group By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Former President Hoovers call for a scrapping of the present United Nations setup and the creation of another peace organization from which the communist nations would be barred is startling but wholly understandable It is of course based on the certainty to which this column long ago called the U N never can succeed so long as it remains a house divided against itself Communism and democracy are di ametrically opposed on all points There is no possibility of com promise between them Mr Hoover made his sweeping proposal in an address before a Bureau of Advertising banquet ending the annual convention of the American Newspaper Pub lishers association in New York He put the proposition like this I suggest that the United Na tions should be reorganized with out the communist nations in it If that is impractical then a definite new united front should be organized of those peoples who disavow communism who stand for morals and religion and who love Hoover declared that the New United Front he advocates is nothing like a proposed exten sion of a military alliance and added It is a proposal based solely upon moral spiritual and defense foundations What the world needs today is a definite concrete mobiliza tion of the nations who believe in God against this tide of Russian agnostism Mrs Roosevelt Says Its Way to War Lake Success Frank lin D Roosevelt said Friday former President Herbert Hoovers 2 worlds speech advocates the sur est way to war The widow of the wartime presi dent active in United Nations af fairs since the beginning of the world peace organization was asked for comment on Mr Hoov ers proposal to reorganize the U N in a way to shut out Russia and other communist countries I think it was an odd speech for a Quaker Mrs Roosevelt said It is the surest way to war and FPC Suspends Gas Price Rise for Hearing Washington The power commission suspended Thursday the largest rate increase for whole sale natural gas service ever pro posed to it The proposed rate would have become effective Thursday and would have increased costs to wholesale customers of Northern Natural Gas company in the mid west by 14 per cent or about S3 200000 annually based on antici pated sales for the year ending Oct 27 1950 The commission has not set a hearing date on the proposal Fifteen of Northerns customer companies 11 cities and the lea gue of Nebraska municipalities filed protests with the commis sion against the increase Northern serves 28 distribut ing companies which distribute gas in 230 communities in Kan sas Nebraska Iowa Minnesota and South Dakota Cities served system include Paul and Ro n Northern Naturals tion of gas delivery and a gravel road 1 of here mile south KILLED ON TRACTOR Oskaloosa Bogaard 40 Leighton farmer was killed Thursday when the tractor he was driving slipped off a highway 8 miles northwest of here for a Quaker to advocate a step toward war is odd Truman Admires Hoover Speech Washington white house said Friday President Tru man telephoned former President Herbert Hoover Thursday night to congratulate him on his call for the mobilization of the moral forces of the world The president however did not discuss with Mr Hoover the lat ters call for scrapping of the pres ent United Nations organization and replacing it with one without from Northerns Minneapolis St Chester Minn Des Moines Fort Dodge Sioux City and Mason City Iowa Lincoln Nebr and Sioux Falls S Dak The commission said the pro posed new rate involved changes classifica Northern now has one general rate for all gas deliveries to a distributor It proposed to replace this with 4 rate schedules One of the schedules would pro vide a demand or capacity charge overing the maximum daily vol ume Northern would be obligated to deliver to the distributor The other 3 would provide commodity or volumetric charges each containing the same price and applicable respectively to gas used by domestic commercial and small industrial consumers by large industrial consumers and by the distributor primarily in operating power plants communists phase of Mr Hoovers SAME IU menni death In put Hi Houn speech did not enter into the dis cussion Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross told reporters Emmersburg Favors Bonds for Bath House resi dents voted 456 to 305 in favor of a bond issue at a specia election Thursday for the erection of a new bath house on Five Is land lake and improving the bath ing beach April Registers Employment Gain Washington The spring pickup in job openings in fac tories and on the farms sent the number of employed up 1117000 in April to a 58668000 total ear Outlook for Labor Pacts Is Bright No Progress in Rail Mediation Is Seen However Chicago nations la bor outlook cleared Friday as ne gotiators neared settlements in the telephone dispute and in the Chrysler strike No progress was reported how ever in an attempt by the national railways mediation board to ward off a strike scheduled by the Brotherhood of Firemen and En ginemen against 4 rail networks for May 10 And a strike by 12000 AFL building service employes in New York went into its 2nd day Resi dents oL 754 apartment buildings began migrating to hotels to avoid walking up and down stairs and collecting their own garbage dur ing the strike by elevator men and janitors for higher wages At Washington the CIO Com munications Workers union re ported that it had dropped its de mands for higher pay and shorter hours in favor of other benefits The union called off a strike scheduled for last Tuesday while new bargaining sessions were in progress with American Telephone and Telegraph corporation However the union said it was still asking for pay boosts for workers in Bell laboratories and for employes of Western Electric company About 11000 of the Western Electric workers have been on strike since Monday Indiana strikers had threatened to jam long distance lines Friday with excessive calls but decided against the move after learning that prog ress was being made toward set tlement of the phone dispute Progress at Chrysler At Detroit federal and state mediators reported that a lot of progress had been made toward settlement of the 94dayold Chrysler strike which has idled 89000 CIO United Auto workers About 25000 other nonstriking workers have been thrown out of employment by the strike It was reported that only a few issues remained to be settled in the dispute which centered or iginally on the unions demand for a monthly pension program and a hospitalmedical plan for employes At Chicago members of the railway mediation board met again in closed session with of ficials of the firemens union and representatives of the nations railroads The union has demanded that an additional fireman be placed aboard big Diesel engines but the companies have refused to do so saying the 2nd man is unnecessary The brotherhood had threatened to strike last Wednesday but post poned the walkout for 2 weeks to give the board one last attempt at settlement The strike had it come off would have affected the New York Central Pennsylvania Southern and Santa Fe railroads CIO Takes Lead A new CIO union the Interna tional Union of Electrical Workers took a slight lead over the left wing United Electrical Workers recently ousted from the CIO in voting Thursday among employes of Westinghouse Electric corpora tion But the results still were not decisive since the voting was by bargaining units Both unions won bargaining rights for 20 groups each Runoff elections expected to be held for 4 units probably will determine whether the UE or the CIOIUE will dominate the electrical field At Denver the Oil Workers In ternational CIO announced that it planned to sue the Texas com pany for on grounds that the firm locked out members attempting to return to work at Publisher and McCarthy in Tiff on Reds Washington Jo seph R McCarthy RWis and William T Evjue publisher of the Madison Wis Capital Times Fri day were engaged in a running battle over McCarthys charges of communism in government Evjue started it all 2 days ago by advising President Truman that McCarthy embarked on his anti communist campaign to rehabili tate his shattered political for tunes McCarthy replied in the con gressional record Friday that Ev jues paper is a poisoned water hole of dangerous communist propaganda He said he could find statements from former party members that City Editor Cedric Parker once was a communist Evjue hit back Thursday night He issued a statement saying he was fighting communism long be fore Joe McCarthy discovered it was an asset to fight communism McCarthy actually owes his own election to the communists he said Back in 1946 the com munistcontrolled CIO News in Milwaukee printed news stories distorting the voting record of former Senator Bob LaFollette Field Denies He Tagged Lattimore Washington r e d e r i c k Vanderbilt Field denied Friday that he ever tagged Owen Latti more as a communist but refused in the face of threatened con tempt charges to say whether he himself is one Field a man that others have called the millionaire commu nist told a senate foreign rela tions subcommittee it had no right to ask him about his political be liefs The committee recessed until Monday when it is to hear Freda Utley who once was high in com munist counsels Before Field left the stand Chairman Tydings DMd suc ceeded in getting from him testi mony that to the best of his knowl edge state department officials John S Service John Carter Vin cent and Haldore Hanson are not and never have been communists Senator Hickenlooper RIowa then asked Field Do you know Service Vincent and Hanson Field said I decline to answer on the grounds that it might tend to incriminate me It was the stock answer he had given to lots of other questions Synhorst Rules Out 2 More in State Race Des Moines republican candidate for congress and an other seeking a GOP nomination for secretary of state were dis qualified Friday for places on the June 5 primary election ballot Secretary of State Melvin Syn horst ruled out Floyd J Moeckley Des Moines republican who was a candidate for 5th district con gressman and Joseph E Miller DCS Moines who opposed Syn horst for republican renomination The secretary of state rejected Moeckleys and Millers petitions on the grounds that they did not list an adequate number of quali fied signatures or that the distri bution of petition signers was in AP Wirephoto FOUND SLAIN IN Doyle above cor respondent for Time and Life magazines and Yale Univer sity Professor Raymond Kennedy were found murdered Friday on the road between Bandoeng and Ceribon in West Java They apparently had been killed by an unidentified gang Time and Life Writer Murdered on Java Road Jakarta U S I and Life Correspondent Robert Doyle and Yale university Professor Raymond Kennedy were found murdered Friday on the road be tween Bandoeing and Cheribon in West Java an American mili tary observer reported The observer Col Karl Hisgen said they apparently were killed by an unidentified gang The 2 left Jakarta Thursday morning by jeep for Jogjakarta capital of the republic of Indonesia in central Java ly this month The census bureau reporting this Friday said it cut the num ber of unemployed to the lowest level since December when win ter weather curtailed construc tion farming and other activities Unemployment dropped 608000 between March 11 and April 8 on top of a 561000 decline the pre ceding month On April 8 it was down to a 3515000 level The jump in job openings would have cut the number of unem ployed much deeper except that 508000 persons entered the ranks of job seekers during the month the Port Neches Texas refinery after a strike Refuse to Indict Mental Patient Davenport 22 year old mental patient undoubtedly started the disastrous fire which took 41 lives at the Mercy hospital last Jan 7 the Scott county grand jury has ruled But the grand jury refused Fri day to indict Mrs Elnora Epperly Rock Island 111 because she was of unsound mind at the time Mrs Epperly since has been moved to another mental institu tion in Illinois sufficient As to Miller Synhorst said On the basis of an attorney generals opinion on the law applicable to the facts which arose in the ex amination of Millers petition his petition clearly was insufficient for him to qualify for the ballot This left Rep Paul Cunning ham the only candidate for the republican nomination for con gress in the 5th district It also meant that Synhorst now has no opposition for republican renomi nation Synhorsts actions reduced the number of candidates for the U S senate congress state offices and the legislature to 390 Thurs day Synhorst disqualified from the ballot a republican candidate for U S senator 2 republican candidates and one democratic candidate for the lower house of congress There may be more candidates disqualified later Synhorst said adding we are checking the pe titions carefully May Day Frolic Will Be Held on May 72 The May Day frolic will be held May 12 on Roosevelt baseball diamond in Mason City it was an nounced Friday by Chet Randolph KGLO farm service director More than 1300 RYP members previously had planned to square dance on the green Friday night April 28 but unfavorable weather forced postponement of the event expected to attract 3000 spectat ors The dance has been moved to the baseball diamond because the foot ball stadium is to be seeded soon so it will be in shape for next falls gridiron action RYP members will not dance on the inficjd but will form a line of squares all around the base of the diamond seats and into the out field A circle 2stcp with 800 dan cers should form a circle com pletely around the ball diamond Two Maypoles will be featured on the program which starts at p m They will be set in the center in front of each stadium section with the Maypole dance led by Miss Calico and Mr Each of the 12 counties par ticipating is entering candidates in this contest with the winner se lected the night of the 12th by a committee of judges The merchants of Mason City are sponsoring the dance making it possible for all RYP members from North Iowa and southern Minnesota to meet others in their organization There is no charge to RYP members The public also is invited to watch this colorful spectacle free of charge Note Threatens Death to Judge FBI Trails Gleiicoe Minn agents ran laboratory tests Friday in an attempt to discover the writer of an anonymous letter which threat ened a Minnesota district judge with death Judge Joseph J Moriarty turned the letter over to the FBI Thurs day after he read it to the spec tators in his crowded courtroom The author of the letter said he was a daily spectator at a murder trial being heard by Moriarty Moriarty stood up and a hush came over the courtroom as he read the letter Then he asked the writer to stand up Not one person in the room stirred The letter threatened Moriarty with death if he helped Rubin Shetsky on trial for the murder of Albert Schneiger a Minneapolis labor organizer Shetsky was convicted in 1945 and sentenced to life imprison ment but the Minnesota supreme court recently granted him a new trial Weather Report FORECAST Will Ask Decision on Issue Early Involved Is Maximum Amount Permitted by Law Mason City faces a school building program in the next few years Within a matter of months voters of the school dis trict will be asked to approve a bond issue of that amount The figure represents the max imum amount permitted by Iowa law which limits the amount of indebtedness which may be voted in any voting district members of the citizens central survey com mittee on school building were told Thursday evening Committee members agreed gen erally that school building needs in both new buildings additions and remodeling quite likely would surpass the amount avail able but would have to be spread over a longer period of time No Formal Vote No formal action or vote was taken by the committee pending completion of its survey There was general agreement however that the money needed should be voted in one bond issue and that the public should be given a mas ter plan before the election so that all would know in general how the money would be spent Preliminary reports of subcom mittees on each of the existing buildings showed that these groups of citizens from the respec tive neighborhoods involved con sidered new buildings necessary to replace Washington Roosevelt and Madison schools and to supple ment Lincoln school Plan Hearings The individual building reports are to be considered separately and Chairman Leslie G Hawkins set up a schedule for hearing oral reports by the committees The meetings will be open to the pub lic The hearings will be held on the next 3 Friday evenings at Music hall from to 10 p m the committee decided Here is the schedule May Harding Lin coln McKinley and Wilson school subcommittees May Roosevelt ele mentary Washington and the sen ior high school subcommittees May Madison Monroe and Roosevelt junior high school subcommittees Discuss Mill Levy Mason City school district now levies 34 mills for retirement of bonds and interest the committee was told by W H Rees reporting for the subcommittee on finance The maximum under Iowa law is 7 mills he said The 7 mills will be enough to handle interest and retirement of the issue over a 20 year period as well as bonds now out standing according to tentative schedules prepared by B L Main school board secretary Although the entire OUST FRENCH SCIENTIST Paris French cabinet Friday decided to oust Dr Fred eric JoliotCurie as chairman of the French atomic energy commis sion because of his communist leanings IMIOBE HIGH RENTS DCS A B Chambers said Friday he had been assured in Washington a federal investigation would be made of complaints about rent ceilings in DCS Moines The mayor testified in Washington earlier this week before a senate committee considering extension of rent control Mason City Same as Iowa except low Friday night 35 high Sat urday 40 Iowa Snow spreading into north portion by Friday night Snow or rain north Saturday Con tinued cool with lows Friday night 34 to 38 High Saturday 40 to 45 Easterly winds 2025 miles per hour Saturday Further out look Low Sunday morning near 38 Occasional rain Sunday with high near 45 Cloudy and cool Monday Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees below normal during the next 5 days Normal high temperatures 67 to 69 Normal lows 42 to 46 Cool through Sun day warmer Monday Cooler again by Wednesday Precipita tion will average i inch as rain or snow Friday night and Satur day and rain Monday or Tues day Minnesota Considerable cloudiness and continued cold thru Satur day Snow likely extreme south Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 25 north 30 south High Saturday near 38 IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 28 32 fi9 37 bond issue is voted in one pack age sale of the bonds could be handled by the school board as needed Supt Shepoiser indicated to the committee that he considers at least 2 new elementary schools necessary by September 1951 or soon thereafter Doctor Cooper pointed out that the school dis tricts supervisory staff would be unable to handle much more con struction than that at one time Location nf new school buildings will be based in part on the report of the subcommittee on the com munity and its people Chairman V E Wicks said that reports and maps are being prepared now by that subcommittee Enrollment Cut The low birth rate during the depression and war years cut 1950 enrollment as compared with 1940 it was pointed out by Supt Law rence H Shepoiser The postwar increase in births will result in an upswing of enrollment in 1952 he forecast A school census to be taken in June will include all children from newborn to 21 years the superin tendent said and will provide an exact basis for determining class room needs in future years The census will be taken by districts so that it can be related to indi vidual school buildings Mason Citys Schools never be fore have been under such careful observation it was pointed out by Harold G Griffith reporting for the subcommittee on buildings Doctor Dan Cooper University of Iowa consultant to the committee said that Mason Citys buildings are in good repair and mainte   

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