Thursday, June 15, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1950, Mason City, Iowa 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME i MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION Cents Copy AssocUted PIM United Pull LNM wirei TH1 NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS SEASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE is 1950 McINTOSH FAMILY SELLS ACREAGEMembers of the Mclntosh ah the foreground above discussing the sale of their property with the Rev Robert G BigScale Production for HBombs AEC Believed Convinced That Super Weapon Can Be Made By JOSEPH L MYLER United States Staff Correspondent Washington atomic energy commission soon will ask congress for authority to launch a multimillion dol lar project for bigscale production of Hbomb explosives Informed sources said Thursday the request probably will go to congress in the 2 weeks They said the AEC will ask authority to commit at least to the project Prompt congressional approval Is expected making possible an early start on a production enter prise unique in atomic history Use New Authority The AEC will use the new con tract authority to build atomic reactors in which tritium a heavy form of hydrogen will be manu factured by bombarding the light metal lithium with neutrons j A former at6mic energy com missioner Dr Robert F Bacher has identified tritium as the ex plosive to be used in the hydrogen bomb It can be produced in the same kind of piles now used at Hanford Wash to manufacture plutonium for atomic bombs There have been hints that 1 of Hanfords piles already is being converted to tritium production The decision to build additional reactors for the Hbomb project apparently means the commission has reached a development stage where it is convinced the super bomb is feasible How many new piles will be built and where still is a secret The commission is expected how ever to give this information to congressional committees p r o b ably in offtherecord closed ses sions Needed Addition Even if the Hbomb should fail to work when the time comes for testing it the hew reactors still would be an addition to the coun trys atomic security With slight modification it was said it will be possible to use them for plutonium production or for manufacture of explosive uranium233 out of thorium an as yet untapped atomic resource All 3 plu tonium and be pro duced alchemicallyby bombarding the appropriate materials with neutrons supplied by splitting atoms of uranium235 Whether it ever becomes pos sible to add 10 times as plentiful as the countrys total atomic re sources depends largely on a 500000 experimental breeder re actor being built at Arco Idaho This reactor if it works will pro duce more atomic fuel than it consumes and the profit can be put to work turning thorium into U233 Surveying Thorium The AEC is not now stockpiling thorium But an AEC geologist Dr Robert J Wright disclosed in Los Angeles Wednesday that the com mission is surveying the amount and quality of the thorium re sources which would be available to us when and if needed The survey has shown already Wright said that theUnited States possesses in California Idaho and elsewhere thorium resources of considerable strategic importance AMERICANS RESCUED Addis Ababa Ethiopia Italian armorad cars battled through thick lioninfested jungles Wednesday and rescued 8 Amer Jeans whose plane crashed near the Somaliland border Sunday Farmers on Fence About Brannan Plan Des Moines Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Homestead re ported Wednesday that 41 per cent of Iowa farm people contacted in a poll said they did not know enough about the Brannan farm plan to tellwhether they favor it or not The publication said that on the other hand 1 feature of the Bran nan payments on meat dairy products and other stirred up con siderably more interest than the plan as a whole Like Production Payments Fortyone per cent of the farm ers interviewed the publication said favored production payments as a means of supporting the price of hogs Iowas principal livfestock product The WallaceHomestead poll taken among a representative crosssection of farmers asked this question From what you have heard about Secretary Bran nans proposals for a change in the farm law what do you think of them It listed these results Only 8 per cent of the answers indicate approval of the whole plan and an additional 23 per cent say part of the plan is worth try ing On the other hand 6 per cent of those questioned are opposed to part of the plan with 13 per cent against the plan as a whole That leaves the 41 per cent who report they havent heard enough about it to say and another 9 per cent undecided Membership Doesnt Matter Political affiliations and Farm Bureau membership the Farm Bureau is against the plan make little difference in the answers 30 per cent of republican farmers lean toward the Brannan plan with 26 per cent against Margin among democrats is 34 per cent favorable and 15 per cent against The vote on Farm Bureau per cent for 26 per cent partly for 7 per cent partly against 14 per cent completely against and 37 per cent who havent heard enough to say is about the same as the vote of Iowa farmers as a whole The secretary of agriculture gets considerably more Iowa sup port on the production payment phase of his program Asked whether support prices on hogs should be maintained through a program of buying and storing pork as under the present pro gram or through production pay ments to producers Iowa farm people vote for the latter by a margin of 41 per cent to 29 per cent The remaining 30 per cent are against any sort of support or are undecided Leads Presbyterian Women Ocean Grove N J Vern Buchanan of New Philadel phia Ohio was elected president Wednesday of the National Coun cil of Womens organizations of the Presbyterian church of the U S A The council represents 500000 women church members GOP Disagrees on Amerasia Jury Finding Washington Republican senators Thursday stood by their demand for a new inquiry into the 1945 Amerasia case despite a New York grand jurys action clearing government officials of any short comings in the case The finding pleased administra tion men Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois commented that he has faith in our grand jury system He added All the republicans want to do is investigate instead of legislate Republican Senator Bridges N H told a reporter he will con tinue to press for senate approval of a resolution calling for an in quiry into the justice departments handling of the 5yearold secret documents case Bridges and 20 other republi cans introduced the resolution 2 days ago They took the position that an investigation of the case now underway by a senate for eign relations subcommittee is in adequate and that another inves tigation should be made by the senate judiciary committee The grand jurys action wont make a bit of difference so far as I am concerned Bridges said We still need that investigation CAB Refuses to Permit Park Flight Operation Washington civil aer onautics board refused Thursday to let Parks Air Lines Inc start service over a part of the midwest routes awarded it a few years ago The board took this position be cause the case was reopened this year after Parks had failed to be gin service A decision is pending in the reopened case Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid through Friday with occasional thundershowers High Friday in mid80s Low Thurs day night 65 to 70 Iowa Partly cloudy with occa sional thundershowers Thursday night and in east and south por tions Friday Low Thursdav night 65 to 70 Turning cooler northwest portion Friday High Friday near 75 northwest near 90 southeast Further outlook Low Saturday morning 50 to 57 Fair Saturday Cooler in east and south portions with high Saturday 75 to 80 Sunday fair with rising temperatures west portion Partly cloudy occa sional thundershowers Thurs day night Cooler west and north portions Thursday night Friday clearing and cooler with thundershowers ending over most of the state during fore noon Low Thursday night 50 55 northwest near 65 southeast High Friday near 70 northwest to 7580 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 81 Minimum 65 At 8 a m 67 Precipitation 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 50 French Lose 2nd Airplane at Gulf Port At Least 22 Killed 15 Missing Near Last Crash Site u Islfnd Persian Gulf Another big French passen ger the second in 2 days crashed into the sharkinfested Persian gulf near here Wednes day night At least 22 persons were killed in the hew crash and 15 or 16 persons still are missing A crash of another air France plane at almost the same spot Tuesday killed 46 persons Since both planes were enroute from Indochina where communists lead a revolt against the French the possibility of sabotage has not been discarded Thirteen survivors all French citizens were rescued Wednesday night and Thursday morning in cluding the 5 crew members There were either 50 or 51 per sons aboard The circumstances of both crashes were similar Both planes went down as they were prepar ing to land at Bahrein 20 miles off Saudi Arabias east coast Each sent a last message announcing preparations to land then was heard from no more Bad weather conditions pre vailed on both occasions in this area of sudden strong storms Wednesday n i g h ts disaster brought to more than 100 the number of persons dead or miss ing in French air crashes in 2 days Sixteen persons are missing from a French military plane which disappeared while on a flight between 2 cities in Mada gascar Three more persons were killed Wednesday in the crash of a private plane near Constan tine North Africa High Winds Strike Webster City Area DCS Moines Winds of near tornadic force accompanied by heavy rain brought reports Thurs day of extensive damage to farm outbuildings in an area north and south of Webster City Wednesdays storm described as a small twister brought the first reports of wide damage from the series of electrical disturbances which have been skipping around Iowa for the last 3 days More than 3 inches of rain fell within a half hour in southern Wright county near Webster City A severe electrical and wind storm hit Des Moines Thursday morning It blew down trolley wires felled trees and caused other damage One inch of rain fell in Des Moines in 20 minutes Most of the damage around Webster City was caused in the 31airsburg community to the east and the Woolstock community to the north The storm whirled around Webster City itself Considerable damage from wind and hail was reported in the Wool stock area on the border between iVright and Hamilton counties Many windmills were toppled over and the power at Woolstock was cut off for several hours It was this area which had the 3 inch within a half hour Paper Conafata of Two One No US Presidential Board Proposes Pay Increase for Rail BOARD above are board and advisory members of the Regular Baptist recreation organization viewing the Mclntoah property which they purchased trom left are R L Benson Nevada the Rev Harold L Scholes Ames George F OBry ou Dale the Rev H E Ketcham Waterloo the Rev H C Short Eldora the Rev J L Pace Grundy Center the Rev L H Marx Waverly and the Rev Robert Gardner Forest City camp director and general manager Winnebago Phone CoOp Asks Big Loan Forest Winnebago CoOperative Telephone associa tion the first to be organized in Iowa has made application for a government loan of to rehabilitate and construct lines serving 2235 rural and small community telephones The loan represents the cost of consolidating the lines of 43 small companies which voted to form the RTA in Winnebago county A twothirds vote of each was necessary to form the merger Before the merger was effected 86 organizational meetings were held since the first of the year when the proposition was ex plained Glenn Bergland of Forest City REA manager made the applica tion for a loan according to the requirements of the federal law governing the formation of such cooperatives Towns to be served by the new association are Forest City Le land Crystal Lake Lake Mills Joice Scarville Thompson Buf falo Center and Rake HERBERT HOOVER INVITED Council Bluffs Council Bluffs school and civic leaders plan to ask Former President Herbert Hoover to attend the dedi cation ceremonies of the new Herbert C Hoover grade school building The building will be completed late this summer with dedication planned in the autumn Sports Bulletins Madison g Stuhl dreher the University of Wis consins athletic director since 1836 resigned Thursday Stuhldreher whos resignation was accepted by the university board of regents will begin work with the United States Steel Corp Oct 1 Guy Sundt present assistant athletic director and head track and cross country coach was named by the regents to suc ceed Stuhldreher with the rank of professor and an annual sal ary of 59500 Davenport Anton J Butch Stolfa of Augustana college is the new Davenport high school athletic director and head football coach Stolfa 32 succeeds Walter C Schwank who leaves July 1 to become freshman coach at Iowa Univer sity Stolfa has directed Augus tana football the past 3 years Des Moines Child Dies Crossing Road Des Moines her mother watched 5yearold Leona Hansen was killed by a car a few yards from their home near here Wednesday night The little girl returning from a nearby farm with a quart of milk was running across the road when she was hit by a car driven by Paul F Borchet 25 Dallas who said he did not see her until to late to avoid hitting her Her mother Mrs Lawrence Hansen saw the tragedy from their home Baptist Camp Buys Mclntosh Clear Lake Site Clear Fifty acres of Mc lntosh property with 3000 feet of lake shore has been purchased by the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp Inc it was announced Thursday by the Rev Robert Gardner For est City camp director and gener al manager The reported price was a foot on the lakeshore or approximately The acreage which is triangular in shape is situated east of Mcln tosh state park and 1 mile east of Ventura It is bordered on 3 sides by highway 18 the lake and the state park line The purchase was made from Arthur Mclntosh and heirs and Mrs Rose Tuttle Mclntosh The new owner the Iowa Regular Bap tist Camp Inc is related to the Iowa Association of Regular Bap tist Churches made up of some 40 churches in Iowa and eastern Ne braska The association has its offices in Forest City where Pastor Gard ner besides having charge of the church camp activities edits the state paper The Iowa Regular Baptist Plan Camp for 1000 It is the plan to set up Urge Turndown on ShortWeek Plea by Union Washington presidential board proposed Thursday that the railroads grant the 40hour work week to about 79000 additional workers and give them an 18cent hourly pay boost The proposal covers about 75000 yard service employes such as switchmen and 4000 yardmasters the men who supervise switching operations Butthe board recommended turning down demands by 125000 trainmen and conductors in gen eral rail service for cuts in work ing days and changes in pay schedules These demands if granted would have resulted in wage boosts The factfhiding board set up after the workers threatened a strike early this year made its report to President Truman Such reports usually form the basis for settlement of rail disputes In proposing the 40hour week for the yard workers the board noted that the shorter work week already had been granted to about 1000000 other railroad workers And it said the 40hour week is a widely established pattern in in dustry The board estimated that the in creased cost to the railroads of the recommendations for theyard service employes would be about a year DAY MARSHAL ARRESTEDDay Marshal Walter Kruger is carried off to o troos at Wednesday as the town was and cilities for 1000 young people making it possible to accommo date a greater number thanin any of the rented camps which the Regular Baptists have provided in the 14 years since it started its summer recreation program Camp director for this expanded recreation program will be the Rev Fred Molkenthin Waverly who received a B S from Hardin Simmons university in Texas and his bachelor of divinity degree at the Northwestern Theological school MinneapolisHe is now taking a post graduate course in recreation activities at Iowa State Teachers at Cedar Falls in order to fit himself in the best possible manner for this new role Pastor Molkenthin who dis tinguished himself in athletics as an undergraduate a member of the allstar football team in the European war theater in war II in which he served as chaplain On Board of Trustees Named president of the corpora tion is the Rev Harold Day Ot tumwa The Rev J Lynn Pace Grundy Center is secretary Thdse with the following make up the board of trustees the Rev Loyal Marx Waverly the Rev Merely Hull Muscatine the Rev Archie V e 11 m a n Des Moines Harry Ketcham Waterloo and the Rev Harold Scholes Ames Serving as an advisory board is a group of businessmen named as follows Herbert Quick Des Moines explosive representative for the Du Ponts chairman George OBryan Chevrolet dealer Eldora secretary Richard Benson Nevada ice cream dealer Wilbur Schield Waverly Schield excavat ing tool manufacturer Charles Shafer Winterset construction engineer Howard Seacrest Wat erloo John Deere company Dale tfurphy dairy firm Waterloo and Richard Leet Washington meat processor Burt J Thompson Forest City was legal advisor for the Baptist organization E B Stillman Clear Lake represented the Mclntosh family Hope to End Milk Strike in 2 Cities By the ASSOCIATED PRESS There appeared hopes of early settlement of the Washington D C milk strike Thursday but thera were no signs of peace in the weekold walkout of 3200 dairy workers in Pittsburgh and 6 west ern Pennsylvania counties Settlement of the 6day strike in the nations capital hinged on the question of whether dairies could shut down on Sundays In Pittsburgh an agreement reached with tme small firm was the only break in the walkout by the AFL Dairy Workers who are seeking a 40hour work week with 48 hours pay The 9 struck dai ries agreed to shorter hours but insisted the milk plants be closed on Sundays In Washington representatives of both the dairies and the union expressedhopes for a quick set tlement Pressure by Housewives A delegation of housewives in Pittsburgh demanded an early end of the walkout which has affected some 2300000 persons in Penn sylvania As union and com pany officials planned another meeting in Pittsburgh Thursday an industry spokesman said We dontseem to be near agreement at all SENTENCE OMAHA SWINDLER Akron Ohio Warn er 39 Omaha Nebr who pleaded guilty to a jewel swindle was sentenced to a year in jail Thursday at all The 3day strike by some 370 technicians of the Columbia Broad casting system appeared ended with workers due to return to their jobs in New York Thurs day A federal mediator said the strike would be called off pend ing further talks In Hollywood CBS said it had been told by the striking AFL International Broth erhood of Electrical Engineers that some 90 members would be back at their jobs CBS Cancels Shows CBS cancelled at least 4 tele vision programs Wednesday night while several shows were can celled on Monday and Tuesday nights The strike was mainly over working conditions In New York federal mediators arranged a peace conference Fri day m an attempt to settle the strike by the CIO American News paper Guild against the World Telegram and Sun The union struck Tuesday in support of de mands for a 10 per cent general wage hike and ether benefits The newspaper suspended publication after mechanical employes re fused to cross guild picket lines CRESTON PUBLISHER DIES Creston services will be Friday for William A ufbrry 74 former Creston publisher who died after a short illness Born in Chicago Roseberry came to Creston when he was a small child SAME BUek r at