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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS and United Press Full Lease wires Five Cents e Copjn MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 30 1950 ThU Paper Consists of Two iiinir Section 1W Congress Will Hear of Acheson Trip Secretary Expected to Tell of Counter Moves Against Reds By JAMES MARLOW Washington in May Secretary of State Acheson went to Europe Wednesday he will make a report in person to con gress on what happened over seas It was an important trip And when the secretary finishes talk Ing there s will be the usual criticism and praise if congress reacts as it does to most things If you had to sum up what Acheson will say it probably would go like this Boys were up to pur necks in a long fight with communism and we may as well get used to it and do what we can to win Decisions Then for a long time to come congress will have to be making decisions So if you read carefully what Acheson says and what it means youll be better prepared to un derstand what will happen in the future based on his talk to con gress Wednesday In April 1949 these countries signed the North Atlantic Pact The U S Britain Canada France Belgium The Nether lands Luxembourg Denmark Norway Portugal Italy and Ice land It was a mutual defense agree ment That those who signed it would go to one anothers de fense in case of attack by an out sider Russia wasnt mentioned as the outsider but Russia was meant This month min Acheson of the US Bevin of Britain Schumann of m London to talk defense problems Of course the military prob lem since defense costs money cant be divorced from the eco nomic and one question thats been kicked around some time is this The Marshall Plan for helping Europe economically was started in 1948 and is due to end in 1952 but what will the U S dothen Just step out wash its hands of Europe and not help it any more ECA Not the End Before leaving for home Acheson told reporters he had used the London conference to inform the other governments that the United States has a con tinuing interest and stake in European affairs which will not end with the termination of the ECA program Marshall Plan in 1952 This has been interpreted as assurance to the Europeans that they still can look to the U S for help when the Marshall Plan ends That of course will get a lot of debating in congress all by itself Acheson has quite a lot to re port Whether this country goes along on what the ministers talked of depends on congress Holiday Deaths Near 400 Mark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations 4day Memorial Day holiday weekend reached its peak Tuesday and the violent death toll climbed higher and higher With Tuesdays holiday count yet to come the accidental deaths edged close to the 400 mark The toll in last years 3day Memorial Day weekend was 413 Traffic was the biggest killer Mishaps on the highway had killed 258 persons Fiftyfive per sons lost their lives by drowning as millions flocked to lakes and resorts in the seasons biggest out pouring Another 84 were killed in miscellaneous accidents fires airplane crashes explosions falls and other mishaps The traffic toll was expected to exceed the total of 290 predicted by the National Safety Council for the 4day period The count started at 6 p m local time Fri day and will end at midnight Tuesday The council said some 30000 000 cars would be on the high ways Millions will be on the high ways Tuesday and Tuesday night In the homeward rush The coun cil warned motorists to drive with txtreme caution to save lives 2ND POLIO CASE Moines Duroe 9 is being treated at his Des Moines home for poliomyelitis He it the 2nd case to be reported this year Americans Honor Pray for War Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans honored their war dead Tuesday and prayed for strength and guidance to prevent wars Around the troubled world fresh flowers and small American flags marked hundreds of thou sands of grassgrown mounds From city and farm men and women left their workday tasks to honor the memory of their loved1 ones Government offices and many businesses were closed for the day President Truman arranged to have an army aide lay Memo rial Day wreaths on the tomb of the unknown soldier and at mon uments to union and confederate dead of the Civil war Secretary of Defense Johnson urged the nation to be alert to use our strength to prevent rather than to fight wars Johnson and the chiefs of staff of the army navy and air force each issued a statement The defense secretary reminded all Americans that President Tru man has asked them to pray on this day for divine aid in bring ing enduring peace to a troubled world Peace Througrh Unity As we pray Johnson said let us keep in mind that the peace lor which we plead can come only through unity of purpose and ac tion We must have unity for peace The secretary added that Tues days ceremonies in national ceme teries at home and abroad are sad reminders that abhorrence of war alone will not keep us out of war We must plan and prepare as well as hope and pray for lasting peace he continued We must carefully conserve the tremendous economic and military power that has been given our nation and be alert to use our strength to pre vent rather than to fight wars Gen J Lawton Collins chief of staff of the army said that Amer icans can best keep faith with Truman to Ask for Vast Sum to Arm Europeans tunities Our debt CommunistLed Japanese Attack American Troops First Public Fight During Occupation By WILLIAM JORDEN Tokyo vP Communistled Japanese Tuesday attacked 4 American soldiers in the first pub lic fight of the occupation The affray touched off other skirmishes as American military police cracked down on instiga tors At least 8 Japanese were ar rested Demonstrators gathered in Im perial Plaza for a communist rally showered the American military observers with rocks One soldier was knocked down One American was Capt C V Clark of the Tokyo provost mar shals office The others were a Nisei interpreter and 2 enlisted men One witness said the incident began when members of a com munist youth group snatched a notebook from a Japanese plain clothesman who was taking notes on speeches The Americans attempted to re cover the notebook One of the soldiers was hit and struck back The crowd in ugly mood threw rocks at the Americans who forced their way into the clear American military police moved into the crowd as it entered Hi baya park for a 2nd rally They arrested at least 3 Japanese be lieved to have taken part in the 1st affray The 3 put up stiff resistance Clubs and fists swung freely Another Japanese was pulled out of a marching column when he shouted an antiAmerican slo gan as he passed the military po Other Japanese tried to pre vent the arrest The Americans quickly fought clear of a hostile circle of shouting pushing demon strators The whitehelmeted MPs picked up 2 more Japanese who tried to help their friend escape Later the red demonstrators sent a delega tion to nearby Marunouchi police station to loudly demand their re lease Two leaders were arrested Parnell Thomas Appeals to Truman Washington Rep J Parnell Thomas has appealed to President Truman to escape pay ing a fine and from serv ing what remains of his prison sentence it was disclosed Tuesday their honored dead by recogniz ing and shouldering the responsi bilities and obligations which ac company our liberties and oppor to them declared Adm Forrest Sherman chief of naval operations can only be re paid by holding fast to our deter mination to win the peace they died for Gen Hoyt S Vandenberg air force chief of staff said As we honor our heroic dead let us the living resolve to match their sacrifices if needed so that we can insure our heritage of freedom under democracy for fu ture generations Stand Ready Gen C B Cates commandant of the marine corps said that Americans can pass on their free way of life to their children only if we stand ready in peace as in war to render the same service and to offer the same sacrifices as did those whose memory we honor today Mr Truman planned to spend the day on the presidential yacht continuing a holiday cruise he in terrupted Monday to confer with Secretary of State Acheson and Trygve Lie Secretary General of the United Nations BLAST WRECKS TAVERN KILLS mysteryblast Monday exploded the Ritz tavern Joliet 111 center into the air killing 2 persons and injuring 2 Gerald I Dodds 54 building contractor and Joseph Riva 64 owner of the tavern were killed Rivas wife Mathilda 65 was critically injured One of Dodds employes was scratched Four homes in the blast area were damaged by the explosion Plan Ventura Meeting for W H Nicholas The Kossuth County Committee for Better Education is sponsoring a mass meeting at the school gymnasium at Ventura Thursday evening at 8 in support of the candidacy of W H Nicholas for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor The Kossuth committee which has some 2000 members is sup porting the Nicholas viewpoint op posing the present school reorgan ization law Mr Nicholas Mason City farmer and turkey raiser is the only candidate on the state ticket who has voiced opposition to the school reorganization law officers of the committee point out Presiding at the meeting Thurs day night will be Dr H H Mur ray of Lakota president of the committee Speakers will include Al Myrick Lake Park president of the Iowa Nebraska Illinois Theater Operators Guild Mr Nicholas has a speaking engage ment in another community but will endeavor to be present Postal Service Threatens New Cut Wash ing ton General Jesse M Donaldson said Tuesday that appropriationcuts voted by the house may force an other drastic reduction in postal services It would be disastrous if the senate failed to restore the cuts he said and might make necessary another postal cutback 3 times as sweeping as his recent 1aday mail delivery order In fact he said I dont know how the mails could be moved He sounded the alarm in a let ter to Chairman Kenneth McKel lar D Tenn of the senate appro priations committee which was written at the request of Sen Burnet R Maybank D S Car who heads the appropriations iroup on postoffice funds PLUNGE TO DEATH Glendale Cal home from a bird hike 3 retired school teachers plunged 600 feet to their deaths Monday night in a highway accident in the moun ains north of here The New Jersey republican asked the president to cancel the fine and commute the rest of his prison sentence He did not request a presidential paidon Charles City Man Killed in Collision Near Nora Springs Nora Springs A father wa killed and his son seriously in jured in the collision of 2 auto mobiles a mile east of here in the rain Monday night Dead is Ralph Decker 58 Charles City His son Irvin 26 Charles City was reported in ser ious condition at Mercy hospital in FATAL CRASH in the car atleft Ralph Decker 58 Charles City met Monday night east of Nora Springs on highway 18 as the car slid over into the path of the auto at right It was Floyd countys first auto fatality of the year Decker was in the car driven i Photo by Eugene Cheney Nora Springs by his son Irvin reported seriously injured Driver of the other auto Eldon Noling Charles City was not hurt A highway patrolman said Decker was unable to control his auto on the wet highway once it started to slide on a curve Mason City Tuesday The driver of the other car El don Noling 23 Charles City was not seriously hurt Decker was traveling east on a curve a high way patrolman who investigated said and Noling was headed west According to the Decker s car began sliding on the wet blacktop roadway and nar rowly missed a car in front of Nolmgs It was hit broadside by the Noling auto as it slid over on to the left side of the road he reported It was the 2nd traffic fatality in Iowa since the start of the long Memorial day holiday weekend A Newton trucker Lorin Lee Ricka baugh 24 was killed Monday morrung when his gravel truck crashed and burned i More Than Billion for Cold War By JOHN SCALI Washington Truman is expected to ask con gress this week for about 000000 to finance American arm shipments to 14 foreign countries The state department and budget bureau have recommended this amount as necessary to bol ster American policy in the cold war The money would be for the fiscal year beginning July 1 President Truman is scheduled to submit the request to congress on Thursday The sum is slightly less than appropriated by congress last year for arms ship ments to 13 friendly nations About would go for American military supplies to 9 Atlantic pact France Italy Belgium the Neth erlands Luxembourg Norway Denmark and Portugal The remainder would be ear marked for arms aid to Greece Turkey Iran Korea and the Phil ippines Include Portugal Portugal is Being included for the first time among the Atlantic pact recipients Officials said small amounts of naval and air force equipment would be sent to the Portuguese to help protect Portugals strategic coastline and the important Azores air bases Officials who have been draw ing up the program said the money will reflect the principle of balanced collective forces agreed upon by the 12 Atlantic pact foreign ministers at their meeting in London early this month Most of the funds during first year they said went for shipments of available weapons needed to meet urgent deficiencies in the various armed forces Despite the slow start most of last years funds have been spent or committed Officials estimated that by June 30 when present legislation expires that 90 per cent of the will have been allocated France Benefits Most France undoubtedly will come m for the biggest chunk of the 2nd year as it did during the current 12 months The amount each country gets has never been broken down but some informed officials have estimated Frances share at around mostly for artillery tanks armor and other supplies needed to strengthen Frances ground forces Britain is to receive more American aircraft during the 2nd year Approximately 75 B29 su perfortress bombers have been promised the British and nearly 20 of these have been delivered Boat Trolling Brings Fine Clear of Peace H H Crane has lined George H Rmehart of Marshalltown on a charge of trolling from a motor boat on Clear Lake Des Moines Tot Suffocates in Bed u old Keith Elevenweeks Deitz taken into his Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tuesday cooler Tuesday night Wednesday fair High Wednes Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler west portion Tuesday night Wednesday generally fair and cooler Low Tuesday night 4555 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 75 Minimum 54 At 8 a m g4 Precipitation i inches YEAR AGO Maximum an Minimum 53 s parents bed to quiet his crying was dead when his mother awak ened several hours later Deputy Coroner Leo Luka said the baby had suffocated y The baby was the son of Mr and Mrs William Deitz who live m the northwest part of Des Momes Mrs Deitz said she awak aj am Tuesday and dis covered the baby was not breath They took him to a hospital but ccyoner said the had been dead for some time SAME JUf meant traffic dcilh in 1 kauri   

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