Mason City Globe Gazette, May 23, 1950

Mason City Globe Gazette

May 23, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa Have You Been Counted In Th IF NOT PHONE 3800 BEFORE 7 P M e 1950 Census NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1C WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Five Cents Copy No Change in Plans for Cutting Mail Congressmen Sputter But Do Nothing to Stop Program By JAMES MARLOW Washington Some con gressmen still sputter over the new postoffice rule cutting down mail service But they have done nothing effective to s t o p it Chances are they wont This is a fillin for anyone lost In the cries of pain and purple protests This year Jesse M Don aldson postmaster general told the house appropriations commit tee how much money the P O needed The committee said he could do with less But it gave him free ad vice Economize it said How By cutting down the number of daily deliveries to homes in cities and residential areas House Has SaySo Its the committees job to tell the full house which has final say how much the P O needs Donaldson asked for another year The committee cut this to Even what Donaldson asked wouldnt cover the P O expenses It runs in the red every year Thats taken for granted Every year its just a question of how much it will run in the So Donaldson took the commit tees advice On April 18 he issued an order It was to start imme diately be in fullforce by June 30 It affects city Homedwellers most The purpose of the order To on manpower thus save on pay This is about what the order amounted to l Deliveries to city homes and res idential areas will be reduced from 2 or 3 to one a day postoffices will close earlier and the night clerks wont bother speeding up 3rd class mail Third class includes circulars and publicity letters Theyneed less speed than the other 3 classes First regular mail 2nd newspa pers and magazines 4th parcel post Wont Affect Farms The new order wont change the present oneaday delivery to farm Donaldson says 75 to 80 per cent of the mail delivered to homes is delivered on the first trip anyway So he argued no great volume of mail to homes is delayed by the new oneaday delivery Donaldsons order will stand un less both houses vote against his order him the money he asked Letter Carriers Expect to Protest Ottumwa resolution protesting the recent cuts in mail service was expected to be adopt ed Tuesday at the closing session of the Iowa State Letter Carriers Association Jim Griebling and LeRoy Mott of the Mason City branch of the association are attending the meeting as delegates The resolution was drawn by the Council Bluffs branch of the association It asks the national association to protest the cur tailment of delivery service to the public The cut in deliveries was the prime topic at the convention which opened Sunday There was talk of delays of 24 hours or longer in getting mail delivered and of laying off help as a re sult of the cut There is no question but that this order is a definite backward step Daniel R Sullivan of Wash ington told delegates Monday Sullivan vice president of the national association was principal speaker Bruce Helwig president of the Davenport branch of the associa tion said that with the present service cuts a letter destined for the end of a route now on a later schedule may be delayed longer than 24 hours Helwig said about 18 auxiliary helpers will be laid off July 1 as the result of the curtailment Edward Vassar of Iowa City who attended a recent protest meeting of association represen tatives at Washington said those delegates felt certain that the public will compel congress to re quire the postmaster general to rescind the order Senate Upholds Commerce Revamp The senate Tuesday upheld President Tru mans plan for the reorganization the commerce department A vote of 42 to 29 defeated a Mflolution by Senator Wiley R Wis to kill the plan MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 23 1950 This Paper Consists of Two NO m DEFIES EVICTIONMrs Cecilia Jones 43Awidowed mother of 6 children stands by her open window as she defies eviction by Deputy Sheriff Joseph T Hunter who clambered on roof to persuade the woman to give up her Uramtree Mass tenement under a court order The landlord seeks the tenement for his son and family who are themselves facing eviction Mrs Jones finally allowed her turmture to be moved out when authorities promised that she would not be separated from her children in new quarters U S Strategic Air Force at 500 LongRange Bombers By CHARLES CORDDRY Washington strategic bombing force Which gained new importance in recent North Atlantic de fense talks now numbers about 500 bombers it was dis closed Tuesday Only a few are v B36 superbombers The others are B29 buperforts built during World war II and their postwar successors B50s All 3 are atomic bomb carriers No B47 jet bombers have yet been delivered to combat groups This country would be entirely responsible for longrange bom bardment under plans for dividing military tasks among the 12 Atlantic pact countries as dis cussed at the London foreign ministers meeting More Destructive The bombers immediately avail able for the job are fewer in number than those frequently dis patched on single missions in World war II But the destructive force they can carry is many times greater than that of the old B17 flying forts Lt Gen Curtis E LeMay air force strategic air commander keeps the bombing force in con stant readiness to strike quickly if this country should be drawn into war From headquarters of Dffutt air force base Omaha Nebr he commands 3 air forces They are The 15th with head quarters at March air force base Riverside Cal the 8th at Cars well AFB Forth Worth Texas and the 2nd at Barksdale AFB Shreveport La With the exception of 1 B29 group of probably 30 planes based in the far east and 1 cur rently on duty in England all the strategic bombers are stationed in this country ready to be sent in any direction when necessary 3 B36 Groups Fifteen of the air forces 48 groups are bomb groups in the strategic air commands 3 forces At present there are 3 B36 super bomber groups supposed to have 18 aircraft each although 1 prob ably is not up to that strength Eventually each group will have 30 planes The B36s are based at Fort Worth 7th and llth groups and FairfieldSuisun air force base Cal 9th The 92nd group at Spokane Wash is slated to get B36s U S Demands Reds Dissolve German Police Washington Unite States Britain and France de manded Tuesday that Russi dissolve the east German polic force immediately saying it ha the character of an army In a note to Moscow the stat department said the creation o this 50000man force directly vio lates 5 agreements signed by th Soviet Union In Paris the French govern ment announced it also had sent protest to Moscow The French note accused the Soviets of break ing the 4power agreement on de militarizing The United States note said o the German force It is not an ordinary polict force and it does not have ordi nary police duties It receives basic infantry ar tillery and armored training and is equipped with military weapon including machine guns howitzers antiaircraft cannon mortars anc tanks It must be regarded therefore as a military force The American note also said tha by creating the force Russia has destroyed world confidence in th sincerity of its promises and aroused worldwide doubt as to its pacific intentions The note went on to say that if Russia wants to restore some measure of confidence in its asser tions of peaceful intentions i cannot fail to dissolve immediately the militarized units which it has set up in eastern Germany In releasing the note the state department made available to re porters additional data on the east German police force This said the force was created in August 1949 under General Inspekteur Wilhelm Zaisser It said this military force was made up of 39 bereitschhaften alert units to train enlisted per sonnel and at least 11 officer train ing schools The force is armed witlvstand ard German weapons but its military capabilities are a present negligible the memoran dum said However in the future it could form the nucleus of a new German army or an internal security force to maintain communist control Secretary Achesonis to give congress a report next week on the discussions that led to the de cision to send the notes It was announced that members of congress wiht all others barred will hear the secretary of state at a meeting in the Library of Con gress on Wednesday of next week Board Will Hear New Rail Charges Chicago ff An arbitration board will meet in Chicago Sept 15 or before to investigate union charges that the railroads have oeen using subexecutives to do the of extra firemen on big diesels This is the principal issue left unsettled in the May 1016 strike of 18000 members of the Brother lood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen which spread to 5 key systems MOTHER OF SLAIN GIRL IS Florence Swartz moTher of slam Patrltia Swartz a high school girl ia restrained by police and relatives as she confronts Raymond Jenko right white shirt 19 at an inquest in Chicago Jenko is accused of the slaying with a butcher knife Saturday A coroners jury returned a verdict of murder and recommended that Jenko be held to the Cook county grand jury Plan Defense Program for Likely Bomb Targets GlobeGazette photo HERE COMES THE BANDA section of the parade which highlightedI the Minn golden jubilee celebration Monday is pictured here The Kiester high school band is seen moving down main street of the village which is celebrating its 50th anni versary The parade shown here took place in the afternoon and was repeated Mon day night as large crowds from a large area attended the celebration The band shown here will appear at the North Iowa band festival at Mason City June 13 See story on page 11 General Motors and CIO Agree on New Contract Utility Heads in City for Open House Approximately 150 public utility executives public officials and contractor representatives will be in Mason City Wednesday morn ing for the first day of the Peo ples Gas Electric power plant open house The station its elec trical generating output increased 32 per cent in the past 3 years will be opened to the outoftown guests at 10 a m At noon Wednesday P G E ill play host to these visitors at a buffet luncheon at Hotel Hanford Approximately 200 P G E employes and their families will inspect the enlarged station begin ning at 4 oclock Wednesday after noon Tour Thursday On Thursday the Lions Kiwanis Notary and Exchange clubs will our the plant from 11 a m until then will hold a joint lunch eon at the Y M C A The 27000 kilowatt generating station will be jpened to the public beginning at 2 p m and special tours through he plant will be 8 oclock Among the prominent out of own utility executives expected o arrive here before noon Wednes day are B A Webster secretary manager of the Iowa Utilities as sociation J F McLaughlin vice resident in charge of power Iowa Dower and Light company Des Moines S C Dows president owa Electric Light and company Cedar Rapids M W vice president Iowa Public icrvice company Waterloo George A Neal president Iowa Public Service company Sioux City C Ewen division manager lowa llinois Gas Electric company Fort Dodge E J Karsten man ger of operations Kansas Gas and llectric company Wichita Harry J Wilson manager of engineering Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric company Columbus Ohio nd E W Cowdrey assistant reasurer Iowa Power and Light ompany Des Moines In Special Car A special car on the Rock Island ines was scheduled to leave Kan as City Tuesday night bearing 8 officials of Kansas City Power nd Light company Included in his group are Robert A Olson ecretarytreasurer and director uy T Shoemaker vice president n charge of power plants Fred J lunther manager of operations nd C Myron Lytle manager of ngineermg Ralph O Linville ontroller arrived in Mason City VIonday In regard to the opening of the ower plant to the public on Mon ay Charles E Strickland general manager Tuesday voiced his per onal welcome for all to attend Heart Attack Kills Driver Davenport ff Believed t have suffered a heart attack whil driving his automobile here Tues day morning Charles A Brandt 27 of Davenport was dead upon arrival at Mercy hos pital Coroner H Brandts car Wildman sai collided with parked automobiles within a dis tance of a block and a half Wit nesses said Brandt was slumped over the wheel of his car The coroner said an autopsj disclosed death was due to coro nary occlusion and no inques would be held House Votes Modern Navy Washington house Tuesday voted for a navy modernization program It calls for construction of 50000 tons of new vessels including an atomicpowered submarine and a guided missile ship and for con version of up to 200000 tons of existing vessels There was no opposition Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm with occasional thunder showers Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 55 Wednesday partly cloudy and cooler High 70 to 75 Iowa Partly cloudy and warm Tuesday night turning cooler north and west Wednesday Low Tuesday night 55 to 60 north west near 60 southeast High Wednesday 70 to 75 northwest 85 southeast Iowa FiveDay Weather Out look Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal Normal highs 75 to 77 Normal lows 50 to 54 Cooler with showers east day Warmer portion Wednes Thursday with showers in evening anti night Cooler Friday Warming again with showers Sunday Rainfall will average 1quarter to 1 inch Minnesota Partly cloudy with lo cal showers east and south por tions Tuesday night Cooler northwest portion and except in the extreme southeast portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 73 Minimum 58 At 8 a m 63 Precipitation 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 54 ft Pension Plan Is Provided Detroit Meiers Corporation and the CIO United Auto Workers announced Tues day negotiators have reached agreement on anew contract for the unions 260000 GM workers The new contract will run for an unprecedented 5 years It provides monthly pen sions including federal social security benefits and pensions will increase if congress hikes government benefits to those 65 years of age or more GM Vice President Harry An derson said the agreement was historical in labor management relations Walter Reuther UAW CIO president called it the most significant and constructive step taken in any mass production in dustry since the founding of the A 4centsanhour wage in crease for each of the 5 years is guaranteed The new contract surprisingly calls for continuation of a cost ofIiving formula which the UAWCIO had said it would seek to scrap A modified union shop is called for new employes will have to join the union but GM workers currently nonunion may retain their independent status It will run to 1955 NSRB Plans to Tell Cities Permanent Program Will Gome Sept 1 for Communities By DOUGLAS B CORNELL Washington emergency civil defense plan is going to be ready soon for the nations A bomb worried cities Mayors have been complaining that their towns cant find out what they ought to do about civil defense Now the governments civil de fense office in the National Se curities Resources Board is try ing to get a program ready this summer that will show them what to do with the manpower and re sources they have now Special surveys getting under way here and in Seattle and Chi cago where authorities will work on the that the cities have been atom bombed will be the basis for the fillin program Later on by Sept i NSRB in tends to have a more permanent civil defense plan ready for states and communities Cities Foot BUI NSRB officials say no change in policy has been the federal government isnt istepping in to give the orders and foot the bill for civil defense It stillplans to supply guidance and advice and leave it to states and cities to make the detailed arrangements and pay mcst of the checks Nor does the fact that an emer gency plan is being developed in dicate NSRB authorities say that the government considers an at tack any more likely now than in recent weeks and months Eric Biddle a consultant in the civilian mobilization office at NSRB is chairman of the govern ments committee working with Washington Seattle and Chicago authorities A meeting was held Monday with Washington officials and pri vate individuals working on civil defense Pass Check List Hancock Board Chairman Dies Th Gerdes 55 chairman of the Hancock county board of supervisors veteran of World war I died of a heart at tack a few minutes after suffer ing a stroke at the American Le gion hall at 11 p m Monday Mr Gerdes was helping repair some lights at the hall when the atal stroke came He became un conscious and died before medical help could arrive Surviving are the widow and 3 daughters Mrs Earl Twedt Mrs wark Twedt and Mrs James Bunn all of the Woden commu nity also 3 sisters and 2 brothers Funeral rites were incomplete Tuesday Mr Gerdes death will make it necessary to appoint a new mem ber of the board to fill out his un expired term Thiswas to be done Tuesday by the auditor recorder nd clerk at Garner A 23point check list was passed around and experts in 36 fields are supposed to supply answers within a week telling what they would plan to do what they would need in the way of handling peo ple and equipment in event of a national emergency and before and after an atomic attack Later in the weekr officials from Seattle and Chicago and repre sentatives of the states of Wash ington and Illinois have been asked to come in for conferences With the information gathered from studies in the 3 cities NSRB hopes to put together a program that will be valuable to other cities HOUSE PASSES ECA BILL Washington passage ent to the senate Tuesday a com promise bill authorizing a program of economic aid o Europe and other noncommu list areas Prompt senate action was expected The house approved t by a vote of 247 to 88 Episcopalians Presbyterians Join on Issue Cincinnati Presby terian church in the U S A Monday voted to join with the Protestant Episcopal church in the u S A in opposing marriages between members and Roman Catholics under conditions re suired by the Catholic church The resolution was approved during the 5th day of the 162nd general assembly of the Presby terian church The Episcopal church took such a stand at its general convention last October Objections referred to partic ularly are those which involve a promise that children of such SAME CWUU fUff M tnm u ;