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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIJGHBORS VOL LV1 Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyt fc NO 1 CADET AND FIANCEECadet William No 1 graduate in the class of 1950 at the TJ S Military Academy walks with his fiancee Miss Robin Wilde across the plain at West Point N Y Both are residents of San Francisco and will be married June 10 at West Point On Dutch Harbor Day Aleutians Again Unguarded as U S Looks Elsewhere By CLARKE BEACH AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Some of the boys who fought in the Aleutians are prob ably remembering Saturday the islands fogs and bone chilling winds This is the 8th anniversary of the day the Japanese bombed DutchHarbor opening the futile little cam paign in which they their only capture ofNorth American soil Between June 6 and 30 1942 they took Kiska Attu and Agattu at the western extremity of the island chain By the following June the Americans were back again at the cost of 3000 men dead wounded or ill from ex posure to the vile weather When the Japs invaded there were no American defenses west of Dutch Harbor about halfway between Anchorage and Attu Now once again there are prac tically no American forces in all the Aleutians Why The military men answer this way In 1942 neither the navy nor army could spare the ships or men to guard the Aleutians be cause Americas very limited forces were more urgently needed elsewhere The Japanese invaded with practically no opposition They had hardly began to develop any real military strength on the islands however before they were kicked a year They offered resistance only on Attu They had scurried away from Kiska and Agattu by arrived the time the Yankees After victory the army deployed troops all over the Aleutians Elev en air fields were built Adak was developed into a great army and navy supply base Hampton Voters Favor Franchises for Gas Current a special election here Friday voters favored a 25 yfear franchise for the Iowa Public Service company For the gas franchise the vote was 813 for 20 against for the electric franchise 820 for 23 against Hawkeye Boys State Will Study Affairs of State for Week Des Moines Boys State the annual project spon sored by the American Legion to give youths a working knowledge of American government prin ciples will open Sunday at Camp Dodge near Des Moines Officers of the Iowa depart ment of the Legion announced Saturday that attendance at this years project has been limited to 720 boys nearly all of whom are high school juniors The Legion directors expanded the attendance to 780 last year but they said the experiment was not successful because facilities at Camp Dodgewere overtaxed Youths attending Boys State will spend a week of study and actual practice in state county and ment the affairs of city govern MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 3 195ft 6 Nations Agree to Pool Coal Steel Express Hope That Plan Will Help World Peace Cause By CARTER L DAVIDSON European na tions agreed Saturday to pool their coal and steel production as 1 means of unifying western Europe and of strengthening it economically They also expressed hope the plan would serve and advance the cause of world peace France western Germany Bel gium Italy Luxembourg and The Netherlands agreed to go along with the pool plan proposed last May 9 by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman Great Britain declined to come in al though the British foreign office issued a communique in London paying tribute to the bold char acter and farreaching import ance of the Schuman proposal The plan has the blessing of the United States It is the first time in the his tory of the world said a French government spokesman of Satur days agreement that countries whose differences have caused so many wars are getting together to create a community of in terests which will eliminate the causes of wars The 6 agreeing nations said in a joint communique they had de cided to pursue a common action of peace European solidarity and economic and social progress by placing the coal and steel pro duction of their respective coun tries in a common pool under a new high authority Britain although remaining aloof agreed to being kept in formed of the progress of negotia tions The British government said it neither wanted to accept in ad vance nor reject in advance the idea behind the Schuman plan It objected to the French request for a public declaration of approval in advance of actual discussions of how the pool will work Says Truman Acheson Dont Get Together By JACK BELL Washington Wher ry RNebr Saturday accused President Truman and Secretary of State Acheson of conflicting statements which confuse people about the dangers of war Wherry the republican floor leader told reporters that a statement by the President Thurs day that the world is nearer peace than it has been anytime in the last 5 years doesnt square with a statement by Acheson that more not less money will be needed in the future to arm western Europe against communist threats The president and the secre tary of state ought to get together on their statements Wherry said Who are we going to listen to the president or Acheson As usual they are working both sides of the street and this just adds to the confusion of the American people Wherrys attack brought the re ply from Senator Myers of Penn sylvania the assistant democratic leader that while the statements of the president and Acheson might seem conflicting on their face the 2 were aiming at the same peace goal Senator Gillette DIowa agreed that the position of the president and Acheson is consis only if this country is committed to the belief that only what he called a frightening de fense will avert war This Paper Consists ot Two HOME EDITION im 1if No 203 ATTORNEY J Thompson Forest City attor ney was elected association delegate to the house of dele gates of the American Bar as sociation at the annual conven tion of the Iowa State Bar as sociation at Waterloo Friday CURLEYS HOME Wim SHILLELAGHJames M Curley former Boston Mrs Curley display their Irish souvenir on arrival in New York Saturday aboard liner Mauretama Curley who had been on a European vacation after a presidential pardon about his release from prison for mail fraud conviction announced Saturday that he would again be a candidate for the Boston mayoralty U S Loses 13Year Fight on Aluminum New York U S gov ernment has lost another round in its 13year court fight to break up the big aluminum company of American Alcoa Federal Judge John C Knox ruled Friday that for the present at least the organization of Alcoas physical properties should not be disturbed But he gave the justice depart ment 5 more years to renew some phases of its antitrust petition on grounds that the government is entitled to some relief Lead Slips Judge Knox noted that Alcoas lead in the aluminum industry has slipped somewhat Nevertheless he directed sev eral moves which he said would sharpen competition further Finally the court refused to lift a 1940 ruling in which Alcoa was adjudged a monopoly It was in line with this ruling that the government sought to break up the 23plant aluminum firm Judge Knox ordered a divorce between Alcoa and Aluminum Ltd a Canadian firm and di rected stockholders in both to get rid of their holdings in one or the other Big Stockholders Among joint stockholders the court mentioned were Arthur E and Edward Davis and 6 members of the Mellon family who holds 4643 per cent of Alcoas stock and 4465 per cent of the Canadian firms shares Knox said he wanted to make the Canadian company which has plants in England Canada Switzerland and 5 other countries effective competitor of Alcoa Fenton Grows was unofficially reported to have a population of 446 according to a report by the mayor The census 10 years ago showed the town had 385 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Satur day night and Sunday light frost likely on low ground Sunday morning Low Saturday night 35 to 40 High Sunday 65 to 70 Iowa Fair through Sunday Cooler in the east and south central portions Saturday night and light frost likely in extreme north portion Low Saturday night 38 to 43 High Sunday 68 to 72 Further outlook Low Monday morning 38 near the Minnesota border to 50 in the central and south portions In creasing cloudiness and warmer Monday High Monday in the upper 70s Next occurrence of showers uncertain but may begin extreme west Monday and spreading to central and eastern portions Monday night and early Tuesday Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Saturday night not quite so cool extreme north and continued cool south portion with spotty light frost likely southeast and extreme south Sunday partly cloudy and warmer a few showers extreme northeast Low Saturday night 3644 High Sun day 6874 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 68 Minimum 39 At 8 a m 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 50 SAME ling meani traffic death in haun Jap Tokyo March Flops So Does Commie Strike McCarthy Turns Blows on Truman in Red Tumult By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington barrage of sharp criticism fired at President Truman by Republican Senator McCarthy kept the tumultuous communistsingovernment dispute boiling Saturday McCarthy went on the senate floor late Friday and ac cused Mr Truman of defendf ing the vested interest of the communists He said the president did that in declining to make available to senate investigators all the gov ernment files on persons McCar thy has charged with being pro communist The Wisconsin legislator put a 4000word speech in the con gressional record and then dis cussed parts of it Neither in his speech nor in his supplementary remarks did McCarthy make any direct mention of the blast levied at him 24 hours earlier by Sen ator Margaret Chase Smith and 6 other GOP senators McCarthy made it plain how ever that he intends to continue to press his charges despite the assertion by Mrs Smith and the others that certain elements of the republican party have resorted to fear bigotry ignorance and smear tactics in the hope of mak ing political hay Mrs Smith Congratulated Mrs Smiths senate speech brought a congratulatory telegram from Francis Biddle national chairman of Americans for demo cratic action The former attorney general said the 7 republicans had helped return national discus sion and debate to its proper high level McCarthy said he has concluded it was a waste of time for him to have supplied names of witnesses and information to the demo craticcontrolled senate foreign re lations subcommittee investigating his charges of communism in the government The Wisconsin senator also jab bed the state and justice depart ments in connection with one of the documents which figures in Amerasia magazine case of 1945 Later a justice department of ficial put out a clarifying state ment with respect to his previous assertion that the document did not exist Mr Truman has agreed to let the senate group examine state department files on 81 persons ac cused by McCarthy But he still is refusing to give the committee the socalled raw FBI files on the ground that to do so would cripple the FBI smear innocent people and wreck the federal loyalty program Questions Truman McCarthy said in his speech Why are you hiding the proof Mr Truman The American people would like to have an an swer to that question You have long condemned vested interests Mr Truman What more vicious vested interest could there be than the vested in terests of the communists in keep ing their agents in the state de partment Why do you defend this vested interest Mr Truman Why not prove to the Ameri can people that you are right and Iam wrong by cracking all of the files as a test on one of the individuals whom I have named Why are you afraid Mr Presi dent to crack for example the complete files on John Stewart Service Philip Jessup Owen Lat timore or Haldore Hanson McCarthy has accused Service a U S consular officer of com munist leanings He has charged AmbassadoratLarge Jessup with having an unusual affinity for communist causes Testify That Strychnine Killed Victim Albert Lea Minn Oscar Rasmusson 47 Emmons farmer died from strychnine poisoning 2 physicians testified Friday before the 1st degree murder trial of Mrs Viola Gavle went into weekend recess Dr Carl Peterson University of Minnesota pathologist told jurors that the poison caused Rasmus sons death beyond any medical doubt Dr M O Nesheim Em mons physician who was called to treat the dying man corroboratec that view Elmer Peterson and John F D Meighen attorneys for Mrs Gavle fought the testimony of the 2 phy sicians at every step They main tained the state had laid no foun dation to connect the defendan with such evidence They were overruled by Judg Martin Nelson Mrs Gavle was indicted fo placing the strychnine in whiskj intended for her husband Ras musson died after Gavle unwit tingly treated him to a drink fron the lethal bottle CHARGES THREATSUoyd Sidener ousted United Mine Workers local 7455 sits at home with his wife Argyle Saturday after he charged a woman had tele phoned his home several times threatening his body would be found in a ditch The NLRB has started an inves tigation of the alleged threats J L STEVENS Cerro Gordo County Pioneer Dies at 83 J L Stevens 83 one of the early Cerro Gordo county settlers died at his home at Plymouth Fri day night He had been a resident of the community for the past 81 years Born near Mankato Minn Oct 13 1866 the son of Thomas G and Eliza Stevens he was still an in fant when the family moved to LaPorte Ind In 1868 his father purchased the Falls township farm and the fol lowing year the family moved to Rock Falls where they lived un til suitable buildings had been erected on the farm On Farm at 3 Mr Stevens was only 3 when his parents moved to the farm li miles southwest of Plymouth The farm has continued in the family He received his education in the Plymouth schools and early en gaged in farming On Feb 14 1888 he was mar ried to Anna A Glassel at Ply mouth and lived on the Stevens farm They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1938 After a number of years of ac tivity on the farm Mr Stevens in terested himself in the operation of farm organizations and turned the land over to his son Held Many Positions Many subsequent positions were held by Mr Stevens He was sec retary and manager of the Ply mouth Coop creamery for many years and held many positions of trust in the township and town community county and state or ganizations For many years also he was secretary of the Farmers Mutual Insurance association and was agent for other branches of insurance Mr Stevens retired as secretary of the Farmers Mutual Insurance association in 1945 after 40 years of active service He was director for many years then served as president and for 12 years had been secretary actively in charge of the office Former Mayor Mr Stevens was president of the Iowa State Brand Creameries Inc for 4 years He also served as mayor of Plymouth was prom inent in church work being a member of the church board and superintendent of the Sunday school of the Methodist church for 25 years Mutual helpfulness and coop eration were his aims in life based on the theory he often quoted no man liveth unto himself Surviving are his wife 2 sons Ralph of Montezuma and Lloyd of Plymouth and a daughter Nellie of Plymouth He is survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great grand children A son Forest and daugh ter Ethel preceded him in death Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p m at the Metho dist church at Plymouth with the Rev Dale Nicholson officiating Interment will be at the Plymouth cemetery The body will lie in state at the Bride funeral home at Manly from 2 p m Sunday until Tuesday noon when it will be taker to the church and will lie in state there until the time of services Alert Police Scare Off Riot Threat American Military Court Convicts All 8 Accused By TOM LAMBERT Tokyo fP A communist march on Tokyo flopped Satur day So did a Redcalled general strike for all Japan Both had been set to protest the trial of 8 Japanese who attacked American soldiers Memorial Dsy The 8 were convicted Saturday after noon The communist failure here was as complete as the Red threat last month to take Berlin As in the old German capital Japans Reds refused to tackle police thoroughly alerted for any trouble There wasnt a show of violence anywhere in Japan Japanese police pulled the rug out from under communist plans by banning mass demonstrations outdoors They couldnt use Tok yos imperial plaza or Hibiya park their favorite rallying Neither could they parade through the capital or past General Mac Arthurs occupation headquarters Retaliation Scheduled The occupation was the an nounced target of Red wrath The big blowout in Tokyo and the general strike were scheduled in retaliation for the surest and quick trial of 8 Japanese who stoned and roughed up 5 Amer ican soldiers The 8 Japanese subsequently arrested were charged with as sault and disobeying occupation orders An American military court Saturday afternoon convict ed all 8 on the assault One drew a double conviction for also disobeyingthe occupation 10 Years Hard Labor Kaneji Onishi the double loser was sentenced to 10 years im prisonmentat hard labor Six of his fellows got 7 years another 5 They were linked with attacking only 3 of the 5 Americans The only retaliatory show the communists pulled off Saturday was a union meeting that attract ed about 5000 persons They skirted the police ban by holding it indoors It opened and closed the singing of the Interna tionale approved an open letter to MacArthur demanding release of the 8 patriots There was no antioccupation or antiAmerican talk Motorcycle Auto Collide 1 Dies Council Bluffs XP Albert J Blakely 20 of Beatrice Nebr was killed Friday night in a mo orcycleauto collision 15 miles of Council Bluffs on highway Both vehicles caught fire and Blakelys clothing was ignited James Joseph Echrosh 40 of Des Moines a horse trailer and driver of the automobilepnd H W Griffith of McClelland re moved their own jackets to beat out the flames on Blakelys body Griffith was standing in the yard of his home about onefourth mile away at the time of the acci dent Harvey Hill Calls Parker Unsatisfactory Des Moines Hill of Des Moines president Bf Iowa State Educational Associa tion disclosed Saturday he had written letters to association mem bers stating that the record of Miss Jessie Parker as state super intendent of public instruction was imsatisfactory Miss Parker is seeking renomi nation on the republican ticket in Mondays primary election She is opposed by Paul Norris Des Moines who resigned recently as transportation officer in the de partment of public instruction Miss Ellen Hartnett instructor at Drake University is unopoosed for the democratic nomination for the office Approve Other Hill said a committee of ISEA officials had interviewed all 3 candidates and found Norris and Miss Hartnett satisfactory on all counts He said the committee did not deem Miss Parkers atti tude satisfactory in regard to re organization of the department she now heads or in the matter of co aperation with school administra tors The association president em phasized that he was speaking as an individual and said that letters written by himself and others to school officials had been made available to the ISEA member ship on request Miss Parker said today I am sorry to learn about Mr Hills at titude Cites Platform I announced in my platform that I am in favor of reorganiza tion of the department of public instruction she said I was in strumental in having bills intro duced before the legislature to re organize the department I am a member of the State Education association and I think you will find my record on co operation with school administra tors is prettygood I have many friends among members of the as sociation   

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