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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THC NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated and United Press Full Wires One Mans Opinion A Eadfo Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor One Quaker Looks at Another Quaker JJERES a book that I wish could be made required read ing for all Americans who have ever cast aspersions on the in tegrity of Herbert Hoover It is titled Herbert Hoover American Quaker Its author is David Hin shaw and its publisher is Farrar Straus company In this visit with you Im going to talk about that book But be fore I start I should provide you with a couple of background facts Which may prompt you to dis maybe even doubledis of the things Ill have to say The author David Hinshaw is ttiy good friend of long standing The book opened before me bears his signature and a highlyprized personal greeting This could mean that I shall not be as cri tical of his writing as otherwise I might be Its a Sympathetic Appraisal The other fact which should be In your thinking is that David Hinshaw is a friend of long stand ing of the subject of his book Mr Hoover More than that hes a Quaker top Here is the very first sentence of the book My concern to write this bi ography of Herbert Hoover grew out of our common middlewestern Quaker heritage and our 35 years of association and friendship On the one hand there would be no doubt about the author knowing his subject which is al ways desirable On the other hand however this double bond of re ligion and friendship would have an inevitable tendency to make the author less critical of the weak spots if any in his subject For the most part the Hinshaw book is an obviously friendly ap praisal of the former president The unfavorable things which have been written and uttered against Mr Hoover are included In the in all cases for purposes of denial and documentary disproof Another Gen Grant The story starts with the birth of Herbert Hoover in West Branch Iowa on Aug 10 1874 his parents Jesse and Hul dah lived in a 1story cottage across an alley from tils fathers blacksmith shop By an aunt he was hailed at birth as another Gen Grant In a minimum of words Mr Hinshaw recounts the chronology of Hoovers early life from orphan days in the Iowa Quaker com munity through a boyhood spent with an uncle in Oregon his stu dent days at Stanford university his courtship of Lou McHenry also possessed of an Iowa nativity and finally his meteoric career as a mining engineer But mostly its a story of Hoov ers public life his manifold serv ices to the country he was proud to call his by him without ever receiving so much as one penny of financial reward Thats the side of the Hoover life not generally comprehended This is by no means the first or the most detailed of biographies having to do with Herbert Hoov er sBut it does have one mark of special distinction Its the only biography of Herbert Hoover writ ten by a fellow Quaker Reflected Quaker Rearing Because of the authors under standing of the motivations bred Into Mr Hoover by his religious rearing he is able to present an interpretation of some aspects of the Hoover life which have led others to the wholly erroneous be lief that the former president was cold and without emotion The most fundamental of the Quaker tenets of course is the one that calls for turning the other cheek Another demands that good deeds be their own re ward There can be no selfglorifi cation in the Society of Friends In this we find an explanation of the Hoover course of action at the time when he was being made the target of the most calculated and vicious smear campaign in the history of American journal Ism It was this smear campaign which caused millions of decent Americans to think the worst of this quietspoken man who had dedicated his fortune and his very life to the advancement of his na tion and of mankind Facts That Werent True If you are the average Ameri can you think that Hoover once said that prosperity is just around the corner Never in private or in public did he make such a state ment or anything faintly re sembling It Youve heard that Herbert Hoover was a British citizen at one stage in his life That was a false hood out of the whole cloth He spent some time in London in con nection with the first World war His task financed largely out of his own pocket was helping Americans stranded in Europe back to their homes in the United States Only once during that campaign ot 1932 when the villification ef fort against him hit its cres cendo did he take occasion to back Even then it was in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 five CenU a Copy Change Wont Affect Local Theaters Major changes in the ownership of 2 big theater corporations in Iowa Nebraska and Illinois an nounced Sunday at Des Moines affects 3 Mason City the Cecil Palace and Strand In accordance with terms of a federal consent decree the United Paramount Theaters Inc will sell its stock in Central States Theaters corp which operates the 3 Mason City theaters and others m Iowa and Nebraska to Myron Blank son of A H Blank Myron Blank who with his fa ther owns half interest in Central States will buy his fathers inter est The young Blank will be president of Central States and will operate that organization as an independent circuit without affiliation with any national or ganization A H Blank Resigns A H Blank will resign as Cen tral States president With the purchase of the Paramount inter est consisting of 50 per cent of the stock in Central States Myron Blank will become sole owner of this group The change will not affect the operation of the 3 Mason City the aters which are 50 cer cent owned by Tom Arthur Myron Blank has for several years been identified with the Central States manage ment Other Central States theaters are located in Burlington Clin ton Fort Dodge Ames Esther ville Oelwein Chariton Albia Centerville New Hampton Eagle Grove Algona Charles City Grinnell Boone Forest City and Iowa City in Iowa and Fremont Norfolk Columbia York Albion Kearney and Holdredge in Ne braska The United Paramount Theaters Inc agrees to buy TriStates The aters Corporation stock owned by A H Blank and family and G Ralph Branton and family all of Des Moines Up until last year the Para mount Corporation had an interest an more than 1000 theaters over the country Paramount entered into a con sent decree in 1949 to separate in terests in production and distribu tion from Motion Picture Exhibi tion Paramount Pictures Inc and United Paramount Theaters Inc were formed TriStates and Central States became part of United Paramount Complete Separation The decree further provided however for complete separation of United Paramount theaters and various partnerships It is under this clause that Paramount is buy ing the Blank4 and Branton stock in TriStates and is selling its in terest in Central States A H Blank will continue as president of TriStates under a longterm contract with United Paramount Branton will remain as general manager and L M Mc Kechneay as treasurer A H Blank and family and G Ralph Branton and family now own a half interest among them in TriStates United Paramount owns the other half The transfers will make Tri States a whollyowned subsidiary of United Paramount MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 12 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two tit Office Photo CRASH auto above was driven by Ehvin C Huntley w h e n he and a companion Elizabeth Mary Lynch 19 both of Mason Gity met death Sunday moming at a graveled intersection southeast of the city Miss Lynchs body was thrown to the spot seen at right and Huntley was found dead in the car The auto below was driven by Henry Scholl 16 Cameron near Rockwell With him was his niece Barbara Millard 10 months who died early Monday in a Mason City hospital from injuries The auto driven by Scholl had been involved in a similar acci dent in the same vicinity earlier this year with a dif ferent driver and was badly damaged at that time too 3 Dead After Accident Near Mason City Two Mason Cityans were killed the car in which they were riding crashed into another at a gravel intersection 5 miles south and one mile east of Mason City at Sunday morning the high way patrol reported The dead are El win C Huntley 34 914 6th S W identified as the driver of the car and Elizabeth Mary Lynch 19 1447 Hampshire N E A 3rd victim 10 months old Barbara Jane Millard daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray Millard of near Rockwell died at a Mason City hospital early Monday She was riding in the 2nd car involved driven by Henry F Scholl 16 Cameron Scholl son of Henry Scholl Sr who operates the ele vator at Cameron is a brotherin law of Millard Scholl was reported in satisfac tory condition at Mercy hospital He suffered a slight concussion No Witnesses The accident happened at a gravel intersection near the J A Meacham farmstead No one wit nessed the crash the patrol re ported but Patrolman Walt Hil bert who investigated assisted by the sheriffs office said the Hunt ley car appeared to have been traveling and that of Scholl north The intersection was tmob scured Hilbert stated There is a grove of trees to the north but the crossing made by the 2 autos from the west and south was open Phone Line Down Both cars were badly damaged Orville Stoltzenberg a farmer nearby attempted to phone for help but a pole had been knocked down and the wires torn loose He drove to Rockwell to summon aid The 3 deaths bring to 6 the number killed in auto crashes in the county this year this being the first mishap in which more than one fatality was recorded Miss Lynch who was born on May 4 1931 at Fenton is sur vived by her parents Mr and Mrs Daniel Lynch a sister Helen and 7 brothers Robert Wayne Dennis Paul Dan Jr James and John She was preceded in death by one sister Her funeral arrangements are incomplete Friends may call at Senate Balks at Shelving Rent Control Washington The senate refused Monday to shelve the rent control bill The vote was 44 to 25 The vote was regarded as a gen eral test of senate sentiment to ward the question of continuing federal rent controls now to expire June 30 But some of those who voted against putting the bill aside had announced they would vote against the bill on the question of final passage The attempt to shelve the bill was made by Senator Wherry of Nebraska the republican floor leader Early last Saturday morn ing at the end of a turbulent 17 hour senate session he moved to send the bill back to the banking committee Such action often means killing a measure By agreement a vote on Wherrys motion was put off until Monday the Garry funeral home in Ban croft Huntley born at Delavan Minn Oct 28 1915 had lived in Mason City for the last 33 years He has been employed at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant He is by his mother Mrs Bertha Huntley 2 sisters Mrs Chester Carmen of Mason City and Mrs Virginia Martin of Decorah 3 brothers Marvin and Lester of Mason City and Ed of Cedar Rapids He was preceded in death by his father in 1931 enlisted in HYie array at Camp Dodge on Oct 1 1942 and was discharged at Fort Logan Colo Jan 17 1946 He was a member of the 205th engineers combat battalion Funeral serv ices will be held Tuesday at p m at the McAuley and Son funeral chapel with C E Gilman pastor of the Congregational church at Rockwell officiating Burial will Be in Elmwood ceme tery Funeral services for Barbara Jane Millard will be held Wednes day at the Sacred Heart church at Rockwell She was born at Greene Iowa Aug 31 1949 She js sur vived by her parents Mr and Mrs Ray Millard one brother LaVern and her maternal grandparents Mr and Mrs Henry Scholl Ma son City She was preceded in death by her paternal grandpar ents The PattersonJames funeral home is in charge GlobeGazette photo MEREDITH AND CEDRIC WILLSON REMINISCE WITH stop Monday morning for Meredith and Cedric Willson was the home of their aunt Mrs Charles H Barber 217 Delaware S E The Willsons here for the North Iowa Band Festival Tuesday are shown with their wives and Mrs Baiber on latters lawn Mrs Cedric Willson and Cedric Meredith 2nd from the left is who operates a cement plant in showing the group how he used Corpus Christi Tex to make a whistle from a tree Meredith who with Mrs Will seed Others from left are Mrs son was here for the festival 2 Meredith Willson Mrs Barber years ago is again to have a prominent role in Tuesdays event addressing the bandmasters at noon leading the municipal band playing some of his compositions at the grand finale He also will officiate at the coronation of the new queen This will be Cedrirs 1st time at a band festival as his last visit here was in March 1933 The Willsons arrived late Sunday night Mr and Mrs Meredith Willson coming from Los Angeles T will come back just as often as they want me back Meredith said and T have made arrange ments with Secretary Milligan of the Chamber of Commerce to return for the Mason City cen tennial celebration and 15th band festival in 1953 The band festival program in cludes a parade at a m bandmasters luncheon at the Hanford at noon procession ot queen candidates in Central park at p m and grand fmah at the Roosevelt stadium at p m Truman Stirs Congress to Ready US Defense OK Europe Arms Fund GETS D Hilton right of Mason City is shown receiving the champions award from David R Steinley Moorehead Minn at the conclusion of the zone speech contest of Toastmasters International Edgar Otto St Paul left placed 2nd Steinley is president of the host club at Moorehead Hilton Wins Zone Speech Contest for Toastmasters C D Chuck Hilton KGLO news director will represent 6 north central states and 2 Can adian provinces in the speech contest of Toastmasters Interna tional at Spokane Wash Aug 2426 Hilton a member the Mason City club won the zone contest at Moorehead Minn Sat urday evening Second in the zone contest was Edgar Otto speech instructor in Concordia seminary St Paul The other 2 district winners compet ing were George Roberton Win jupeg Man and Lawrence Spen cer Omaha Hiltons speech on Spare Tires a discussion of how man can meet emergencies by using his latent abilities was judged the winning presentation by board of 12 Toastmasters from clubs throughout the zone Hilton was introduced after the contest by Paul R Brasch Wa terloo district governor Toast the contest was George Waugh Winnipeg that district governor for A special award was made to Carleton Sias Waterloo director of Toastmasters International by Russell E Moen FargoN Dak deputy governor and chairman of the1 committee in charge of the contest arrangements Moen is a son of Mrs A S Moen Lake Mills Attending the contest from Mason City were Thor Jensen club president Henry Hvattum Don Helbling and Dr and Mrs R O Masters Aiden Doud Chosen to Muster GOP Vote Des Moines Senator Alden Doud of Douds has been ap pointed organizational director for the republican party in Iowa The appointment was announced Monday by Republican State Chairman Robert K We intend to conduct the most intensive organization campaign in the states history Goodwin said We will organize every county in the down to the blocks and the objective to get out the biggest republican vote ever registered in Iowa he added Augustona Lutherans Ordain 17 Ministers Washington August ana Lutheran church ended its 91st annual convention Sunday by ordaining 17 men to the ministry and consecrating 6 women as dea conesseg The Rev C W Almen of Man son Iowa sponsored his son Louis T Almen in the ordination ceremonies Also among those or dainecj was Donald E Johnson Lohrville Iowa SANDER ASKS LICENSE Concord N H Dr Her mann N Sander Monday applied for reinstatement of his license taken from him by the New Hampshire board of registration in medicine shortly after he was ac quitted of a murder charge SAME BUck llif meini trafrio death yatk 4 hoyri Milk Strike Hits 2 Cities By UNITED PRESS Three million persons in and around Pittsburgh Pa and Wash ington D C went without milk Monday because of 2 dairy strikes Farmers unable to get milk to the customers dumped it on ground or fed it to hogs The milk famine neared a crisis in a 7county western Pennsyl vania area where mothers fear ing for the health of their babies pleaded for the drivers and dairies to settle their dispute They have had no deliveries since Thursday an emergency supply plan collapsed and phy sicians warned that unless infants receive their necessary quotas they will be suckers for any bug5 that comes along In Washington representatives of 9 major dairies and AFL union officials set up an emergency sup ply system allowing babies sol diers the aged and hospital pa tients to receive milk MacArthur Bans British Newsman By TOM LAMBERT Tokyo H a w 1 e y Tokyo correspondent for the Lon don Times said Monday he had been advised he is considered persona non grata an unaccept able person by General MacAr thurs headquarters MacArthurs headquarters noti fied Sir Alvary Gascoigne the ranking British diplomat here that Hawley was no longer ac ceptable by it Hawley said he was told head quarters considers his reports on Japan and the occupation sub jective and not objective Hawley said Maj Gen E M Almond MacArthurs chief of staff told him on June 8 a care ful study of his dispatches by headquarters proved his opposi tion to communism The Times man said Almond told him no accredited corre spondent should publish any news likely to interfere with MacAr thurs objectives Those who do so might be considered security risks Hawley said he was advised by a MacArthur aide G months ago that the general objected to some of his dispatches because of cer tain inaccuracies Hawley said he never has been able to deter mine what MacArthur deemed inaccurate The incident apparently arose out of a Hawley dispatch which said a Japanese ban on demon strations was unconstitutional and which said Japanese police had been asked to return to occupa tion authorities the pistols given them by the Americans some time ago The correspondent said that Almond commented that even if some of the passages in Hawleys story were assumed to be true they should have been sup pressed at this critical time for the United States in Japan Hawley said the general did not explain what was meant by critical Wherry Says President Dodges Issue By JACK BELL Washington Tru mans assertion that Russia is pre paring for war stepped up con gressional efforts Monday to get this nations defenses ready for any crisis At the same time however 2 republican senators suggested that Mr Trumans blunt talk about soviet intentions abroad may be aimed in part at minimizing pub lic attention to the communistsin government charges of Senator McCarthy RWis and others GOP Senators Wherry of Ne braska and Brewster of Maine said they dont disagree with the pres idents Saturday statement in St Louis that the Soviets have preached devoted their energies to fomenting aggression and preparing for war What About Home But Wherry the senate republi can leader noted that the presi dent had nothing to say about subversive activity at home It is just as important to clean out the communists in our govern ment as it is to stop their expan sion abroad Wherry declared Brewster said it seems to him Mr Truman has been dwelling on communist threats in the foreign field almost to the exclusion of any similar dangers at home It may be a campaign to take the peoples mind off the McCar thy charges and similar affairs Brewster said He is chairman of the GOP senatorial campaign committee Properly Concerned Senator Hill DAla said he doesnt see it that way at all The president is properly con cerned with the whole threat of communism at home and abroad Hill said Personally I dont think they can be separated Any subversive activity in this country is obvious ly only part of an overall plan of the Russians to overturn democ racy in every part of the world I dont think anybody argues with the presidents statement that the Soviets are preparing for war To meet this Hillsaid it is ob Xious that congress is going to step up armed service appropriations and give its approval to a 500000 military assistance pro gram to help buiid up the defense forces of the western European nations RESIGNATION ACCEPTED Washington Secretary of Commerce Sawyer Monday ac cepted William W Remingtons resignation from a job as an economist in the office of international trade Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with showers in vicinity Monday night Low Monday night 65 Partly cloudy Tuesday with high 88 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers Warmer Mon day night and in east and south central portions Tuesday Low Monday night 66 to 72 High Tuesday around 90 Southerly winds 20 to 25 miles per hour Tuesday shifting to northwest erly on northwest onethird of state Tuesday Quite humid ex cept becoming less humid north west Tuesday Further Outlook Mostly fair Wednesday and Thursday Low Tuesday night 54 to 64 High Wednesday 82 to uO Minnesota Partly cloudy local showers and scattered thunder storms Monday and in northeast and extreme east portion Tues day Warmer south and extreme east Monday night Cooler Tuesday except little change in temperature extreme southeast Low Monday ranging from 52 57 in northwest to 6468 in southeast High Tuesday 7580 northwest to 8488 extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 83 Minimum 57 At 8 a m 62 Precipitation 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 63 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday MaximUm 76 Minimum 47 At 8 a m 70 YEAR AGO Maximum K4 Minimum 53   

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