Monday, May 15, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER BDITED HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION and United Pres3 Full Lease THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor As Our Span of Life Increases my own lifetime sci entists in the field of health nave joined to increase my life expectancy by several years Whereas it was something less inan 60 years when I was born it is now in excess of 65 years But the mere fact that people are Iwing longer doesnt mean that they are assured of a greater sum total of health or happiness The increase of lifespan has not been an unmixed blessing As a matter of fact it has created some ex tremely vexing problems For one thing along with this in creased lifespan has come a ten dency to force workers into retire ment at an earlier age than used to be the case Anybody past 45 years of age who has tried to land himself a job will know what Im talking about in this connection The meaning of this in prac tical terms is that more people in advanced years are lacing life without the means of support within themselves Thats why public support for old age has been so much in the limelight these past 20 years or so Health Js Affected Too But that isnt the only manifes tation of the problem Another facet of it just as striking is the change of health pattern brought about by the increased lifespan and the increased number of men and women in what could be called old age This has meant a greater inci dence of those diseases which are common to advancing years Among these of course is cancer Despite the marked progress in combating cancer in recent years the incidence of cancer is far greater today than it was a half century ago Lets look at the fig ures In 1900 the nations death toll from this dread malady was ap proximately 70000 Then the na tions population was 75 million Last years death toll from cancer in excess of 200000 Popula tion has almost exactly doubled since 1900 but the cancer toll has shot up almost 3 times Why has this been true Large ly because cancer is fundamental ly a disease of old age And there are numerous other diseases that could be mentioned in the same way Heart disease is one of these It too has a markedly larger in cidence today than it had back in the days of shorter lifespans Age Impairs Hearing Nor is this impact of old age upon the nations health pattern confined to diseases that kill dis eases such as cancer and heart maladies It extends to such handi caps and discomforts as impaired hearing or faulty vision to men tion only a couple of them Only this month a week has been set aside by the American Hearing society to focus popular attention on the importance of the MASON CIT1T IOWA MONDAY MAY 15 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 186 an an ir AP Wirephoo ork City is aided by a Emma Minlionici 41 trol was onerktPrl w I ef Car which was out of con held a learner s permit ays Fire Senator Vows U S Betrayal by State Head Atlantic City N J tor McCarthy Monday accused Secretary of State Ache son of betraying the United States m Asia He asked that President Truman fire Acheson Contending American policies corn played into the hands of the mumsts in China McCarthy said that Acheson had bought a plan lor the Far East devised by Owen Lattimore which is gigantic in it fraud and complete in its deceit Points to Axis He said that Philip Jcssup U S roving ambassador was a 3rc member of the LattimoreAchesoi axis and asked that Mr Truman fire Jessup too McCarthy hit out at Acheson Jessup and Lattimore in an ad Leon C Thomas 62 Rites to Be on Tuesday Afternoon Leon C Thomas 62 died sud denly at his home 812 Third S W Saturday afternoon He had worked at the machine shop which lie owned and operated at 303 2nd S W until about 1 p m Saturday when he complained of a pain in his chest lie died of a heart attack soon after at his home arriving of their hearing these either are auditory sense Only one pair of ears for care of them has been the theme of this years observance During the course of the ob servance it was brought out that in America there are some 15 million persons who have lost part About half of or should be hearing aids At least 3 million children are handicapped by faulty hearing Thats import ant But deafness is primarily a disease of advancing years Loss of ability to hear affects more Americans men women and are affected by cancer infantile paralysis heart disease and tuberculosis combined Its about 1 out of 10 The problem rates more consid eration than it has had up to this time 27 Laggard States It should concern ail of us to know there are 27 states more than half of the total which do not require hearing tests for school children The result is that in thousands of cases deafness is not recognized and treated at a time when often it could be com pletely cured In the face of this neglect of the problem by lawmakers the American Hearing society during Ms special National Hearing week has invited the publics assistance In spotting the most common signs of impaired hearing A listless expression frequent requests for repetition mispro nunciation of words turning one car toward the speaker inatten tion voice or speech peculiarities continued failures in school grades earaches head noises dis charging ears failure to respond when questioned and avoidance of people The causes of deafness it has been brought out are many It may result from measles mumps scarlet fever chicken pox whoop Ing cough meningitis diseased tonsilsand adenoids neglected running ears wax or foreign ob jects in ears illadvised swimming and frequent colds Early Treatment Vital As in the case of cancer and many another malady the one best hedge against deafness is early recognition and treatment Peri odical hearing tests in our schools CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 i dress delivered at the diamond jubilee of the Sons of the Ameri can Revolution Lattimore is a Johns Hopkins university professor and specialis on the Far East who has been an occasional consultant to the state department McCarthy has concentrated much of his fire on Lattimore contending that the state depart ment harbors communists and red sympathizers Lattimore has denied he is communist or a sympathizer Acheson and other living secre taries of state have declared also that Lattimore was not the authoi of American policies in the Fai East Hit By Silk Handkerchief McCarthy said in his prepared speech that the strategy of the AchesonLattimore axis in Asia is that hitting communists at the front door with a silk handker chief while they beat the brains out of your friends at the back door1 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Same except high Tuesday in low 70s Low Mon day night 45 Iowa Clear Monday night with lows in 40s Partly cloudy and dry Tuesday with easterly winds High Tuesday in 70s Further outlook Clear Tuesday night with low near 50 Continued dry and sunny Wednesday with high near 80 A few widely scat tered showers likely Thursday but no significant rain in sight Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday warmer Tuesday Low Monday night 34 38 north and east 3840 south west High Tuesday 5864 north 6570 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum TR Minimum 42 At 8 a m GO YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 55 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 73 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 68 YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum 50 i Mr Thomas was bom Sept 3 1887 at Brookings S Dak He came to Mason City from St Paul Minn 40 years ago For the past 35 years he served the indus try of Mason City with machine parts never refusing a call day or night when there was a break down He was a member of the Na tional Association of Power En gineers the Mason City Saddle club the Trail Riders club North Iowa Camera club the Movie Makers club Rod and Gun club and for many years was active in Izaak Walton league On Nov 28 1912 he was mar ried to Miss Pearl Hance in Ma son City Surviving are his wife Pearl Thomas 2 daughters Mrs Merlin McGowan Mason City Miss Le ona Thomas Washington D C and a son Ralph Thomas Mason City 3 brothers Vcrnon Thomas Bend Ore Guy Thomas Colman S Dak and Roy Thomas Mason City a sister Mrs Lillian Os borne Redfield S Dak and 2 grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents a son and a daughter Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at p m Tuesday with the Rev Edward Bailey pastor of the Free Methodist church officiating as sisted by the Rev Roy Johnson Plymouth Interment will be at the Sheffield cemetery The Ma jor funeral home in charge Apologies for Strike Given by Students Apologies were offered Monday 0 school authorities by Mason City nigh school students involved in a strike Friday in an effort to have he school sanction a tugofwar Between the junior and senior classes High School Principal Harold Snycler when questioned about the communication said that he had lot at any time received any re quest from the student council for i meeting to discuss the tugof war The apology brought to the lobeGazette for publication by students follows To the superintendent of Ma on City public schools Mason ity high school faculty and to he citizens of Mason City We students of Mason City ligh school who were participants n the demonstration Friday wish to know that while we did uid still do desire our annual Tug f War we are sincerely sorry for he manner in which we acted luring the Fridays episode We hereby wish to tender our incere regrets and offer our apol gics for the uncouth manner in vhich we made known our wants We collectively and individunl y want everyone to know we vcre wrong not in our desire for he lug but raUicr for the man f Picketing Spreads in Rail Layoff Southern Shutdown Nearly Complete Pennsy Moves Some Chicago Picketing was spreading in the nations railroad firemens strike Monday and hopes for peace grew dimmer The strike went into its 6lb day with pickets halting or attempt ing to halt rail operations in wide ly separated areas of the nation Effects of the walkout were spread A mediator called the railroad firemens strike a case of immovable object meeting resistible force The remark was mnde by Lever et t Edwards a member of the na tional railway mediation board lust before he and Board Chairman Francis A ONeill Jr went into a new session with members of the Brotherhood The mediators fioped to have a separate session with representa tives of the 4 railroad systems against which the strike Wednesday Representatives of the National railway Mediation Board held separate conferences throughout Sunday with railroad officials and heads of the Brotherhood of Loco motive Firemen and Enginemcn who struck to enforce a demand for a 2nd fireman on multiple unit Diesel locomotives Looks Bad The conferences broke up around 10 p m CST Sunday night and Leverett Edwards a member of the board said it looks bad Earlier in the evening it had appeared that the mediators might be making some progress in their effort to halt the strike of more than 18000 firemen which began last Wednesday But at 11 p m Edwards said these negotiations were derailed for the moment He declined to give details In the south meanwhile a union official claimed that every im portant sector of the 8000mile Southern railway system had been tied up or crippled by the walkout of 1200 more firemen and engine Big 3 Urges New Army Equipment Bradley May Take Charge PLANE STRIKES HOME In the foreground smouldering wreckage of a jet plane which crashed Sun day into a residence in the Denver suburb of Aurora Colo The pilot was thrown through the roof left background and his body was found in the kitchen The family oc cupying the home was away at the time and there no other fatalities men L B Johnson southern general chairman for the union said train men from 7 new divisions had been called out since Friday He asserted that southern opera tions in strategic areas arc prac tically shut down and thai every I of the systems some 27 divisions was affected Pickets took up posts at LEON C THOMAS tier in which we attempted to force our will on others We sincerely hope this apolo gy will be received in the sincere manner in which we tender it Bir MAPLETON MAN HONORED Omaha H Chris man 91 Maplelon la stockman will be one of the honored guests at the 3rd annual recognition din ner May 17 In all 31 men and one from Iowa Nebraska and Colorado will be honored at this years banquet for longtime ship pers mingham and other struck locali ties They hope to halt all southern traffic between New Orleans At lanta and the east and fromBir mingham to Chattanooga Tenn Stop Illinois Trains In central Illinois pickets made their 1st appearance late Sunday night halting 2 freight trains of the Chicago and East Illinois railroad at Pana a point where the line uses tracks of the New York Cen tral system 1 of the struck lines At Harrisburg Pa Pennsylvania Railroad officials asserted the road had moved out 42 freight trains Sunday despite marching pickets who tried to halt all oper ations of the strikebound line The firemen established what was in effect a 100mile road block on the Union Pacific system in the western part of the nation A spokesman for the PRR said tlie 85000 employes idle on its lines are a day in e wages Esthervil Man Piloted Wrecked Jet Aurora Colo jet fight er roared out of control Sunday and whipped broadside into a res idential sector of this Denver sub urb killing the pilot and cut ling a swath of name and wreck age among 4 frame houses A man working in a garden was badly burned by the blast from the tail of the skimming torch The pilot 29yearold 1st Lt Paul Darling of Estherville Iowa was catapulted into the kitchen of the home of Mr and Mrs Ear Horrell where the plane exploded The house was destroyed by fire and the airmans body charred be yond recognition Witnesses snid the plane took 3tf from Denvers Lowry air force ase with another jet and climbed o about 1000 feet before thing conked out The faltering fighter cleanly clipped the tops of a cluster of hardwood trees in a vacant field north of Colfax avenue Then it sheared off a telephone pole hit the ground about 100 feet south of east 16th avenue digging GOOD STARTER Donn White left a n d both of Clear Lake had a starter for the fishingseason hen this picture was taken early Monday morning at lear Lnko Lane flashes a palm showing pride in the catch as few fishermen were having much luck among the early bird anglers The big fish are walleyes weight about and S pounds while the little fellow is a striped bass The season opened on both on Monday used for bait on the atjovc catch Minnow were a furrow about 75 feet long and a foot deep The craft then bounced back into the iir and across the street into the Horrell home The fam ily was away Joe Gaidys an insurance sales man vns in his nearby garden when plane came down He received a scalp injury from the flying wreckage as well as se vere burns and was hospitalized Three homes caught fire and another was slightly damaged by j Hying debris Pilot Was All Big Six Fullback Ames Lt Paul Darling killed when his jet plane crashcc at Aurora Colo Sundav was on of Iowa State colleges outstand ing athletes in the early 1040s Darling lettered 3 years as full back for the Cyclones and in th fall of 1942 he was selected as All Big Six fullback He was 0 feet 2 inches tall and weighed about 195 pounds during his years of competition at Iowa State He was a runner and kick er and was one of the countrys outstanding linebackers Hurry Burrcll sports informa tion director at Iowa Slate said Monday that Darling was an ex ceptionally fine competitor and an nllAmericnn type of boy He had a winning personality and was a clean sportsman Burrcll snid Darling nlso lettered 2 years in track where he was an all arouncl man in field events Darling an engineering student went into the air forces in I h e spring of his senior year in 1943 He was j ROTC student at Iowa Stale Last year the air forces sent Darling to Michigan State college to enable him to complete requirements for his engineering degree Darling was the son of Cecil Darling of Esthcrville Pic married 700000 to Flee Winnipeg for Dry Ground Winnipeg Man the strong remained in flooded Win nipeg Monday Stripped of nearly onethird of its 320000 residents the city braced itself for the crucial test against the rampaging Red river Thousands more women chil dren the aged streamed out of and the sick this provincial capital and prairie metropolis The rivers main flood crest was to hit late Monday or Tues day and probably last for a week Authorities were afraid the soggy dikes pounded by a 30milean hour current might not hold and practically all of the city would go into the river 100000 By Tuesday The steppedup evacuation of women and children should get 100000 persons out of the city by Tuesday An estimated 80000 al ready had fled was KHAIMA DAUGHTER BORN Scrowe Becbiianalaml Ruth Khama white wife of Scr etse Khnma exiled Bamifjvvato ribal chieftain gave birth to faughlrr at Iho Scrowc hospital Monday The river had destroyed or damagecl some 6000 homes in the 65mile long valley between here and the border town of Emerson Water covered an estimated 8 square miles of the 60square mile area of greater Winnipeg D M Stephens Manitobas deputy minister of mines and nat ural resources warned the flood fighters to expect the big crest any time in the next 36 hours rfe said it probably would push the river only inches above its present 301 foot level but could last a week The river level dropped a frac ion of a foot Sunday night But t still was 121 feet above flood eycl Officials said a stiff north vmcl may have caused the drop any rate it did not lessen the crest threat 55000 Fighters More than 50000 civilian vol unteers and 5000 soldiers manned the dikes braced for the big US Chief May Lead Allied Power By WES GALLAGHER London AP Britain France and America deter mined to keep troops in Ger many on guard against possi ble soviet aggression met with the other Atlantic Pact nations Monday to try to line up West Europes defenses The main problem confront ing the foreign ministers of the 12 nations as they opened their 3day meeting is how they can afford to spend on de fense without stifling economic recovery Some of the nations military chiefs have recommended in se cret reports far more troops and equipment than their economic experts say they can pay for Other reports said a new su preme western defense command may be placed under an Ameri can presumably Gen Omar Brad ley present chairman of the U S joint chiefs of staff Such a command would replace the pres ent 5 nation Brussels Pact de fense organization headed by British Field Marshal Lord Mont gomery The big 3 decision to keep west Germany an armed camp was an nounced Sunday night It stressed for the first time the defensive na ture of the occupation troops rath er than their police duties No Go Ahead Another upshot of the 3day meeting between Americas Secre tary of State Acheson Britains Ernest Bevin and Frances Robert Schuman was their refusal to give the goahead on German peace treaty negotiations now But they said occupation controls would be relaxed still further The ministers said munique In view of the continued re fusal of the soviet government to permit inhabitants of their zone of occupation to rejoin their fellow countrymen in a democratic and unified Germany it has not been possible and will not be as long as this soviet policy persists to proceed to conclusion of a treaty of peace with Germany Take in West Germany The big 3 made clear however iat western Germany will be fully integrated into western Eur in a corn that western Germany will be inli ope and gradually freed of con trols to the maximum possible under the occupation regime Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and other west German leaders in Bonn declared themselves satisfied with the outcome of the big 3 alks and hailed the declaration as a step toward growing selfgovern nent in Germany Observers felt the big 3 stress n the defense mission of allied roops in western Germany may have a significant bearing on the Atlantic pact nation talks coming ip Monday There have been reports that consideration may be given to en larging Atlantic Pact into a west ern defense and economic organiz ation to include not only Ger many but possibly Sweden Tur key and other nations as well fight All dikes were holding Monday morning but authorities feared what might happen to them under prolonged peak pressure St Boniface a community of 35000 persons directly across the river from Winnipeg faced an even greater threat Warned that a dike break could flood the suburb within a couple of hours whole families were streaming out Mayor George Mc Lean urged mothers and children and old folk to leave this threatened area to protect their very lives He estimated about 8000 would be evacuated within the next few days BRITAIN HALTS CZECHS London has ordered the Czechoslovak embassy in Lon don to halt its information activi ties it was disclosed Monday SAME Black flat means traffic death In nasl 21 noun 3 Injured in Crash Near Charles City New New Hampton high school seniors were in the Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City Monday as the re sult of their car turning end over end twice 3 miles west of Charles City about 3 a m Sunday Paul Schlindwein driverof the car and Jane Riley who was in the back seat were both thrown out of the car Schlindwein had only minor cuts while Miss Riley nad scalp lacerations and multi ple cuts on her back and chest Velora Cutsforth who was in the front seat with Schlindwein has a fractured collarbone and abrasions on the head Allen Sanderson who was in the back scat had scalp lacerations and a fractured left elbow The youths had attended the juniorsenior banquet in the American Legion club here which broke up about p m and it was reported that a number went to a Charles City night club DEDICATION AT LUTHER Decorah Brandt Hall new womens dormitory on the Luther college campus was dedicated Sunday by the Rev V T Jordahl of Mason City president of the Iowa District Evangelical Lutheran church