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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Flva Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 16 1950 This Paper Consists of Two No 214 Republicans Choose 4 Issues as Talking Points GlobeGazette photo OLD TIMERS AT Bailey left at 83 is still coming to the annual conventions of the Iowa Nebraska Association of Power Engineers Hes here this weekend for the 46th annual session of the organization which he helped found in 1904 He has missed only one convention since he organized the 2state group and has been attending national conclaves for 51 years Until 5 years ago Bailey was active in his own plumbing and heat ing firman Des Homes With him is W Croskey 78 Tama another pioneer Croskey has been an engineer for 55 years 32 years with the same company Atomic Era Is Compared to Time When Fire Dj scovter erf Wilson Speaks to Power Engineers Mankind has been very fear ful of atomic energy just as the early cave man was afraid of fire Doctor Jack T Wilson head physicist of AlhsChalmers Mil waukee told delegates to the 46th annual convention of IowaNe braska power engineers here Thursday night We have long been a civiliza tion of vegetable burners Now that we have gotten underway with atomic power there are still reasons to be fearful but we will gradually be putting the power to use Wilson was the principal speaker at the conventions open ing day After a morning busi ness session the group toured the Peoples Gas and Electric plant in the afternoon President Leo J Whalen of Mason iCity presided at the business session Friday A memorial service was held Friday noon The group and wives who are here planned aa outing to Clear Lake Friday artfernoon with the main banquet at Hotel Hanford Friday evening Speaker for the banquet is Arthur H Brayton manager of the convention bureau of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce The engineers con clude their meeting here Satur day Earths Chain Weak ers Our study of the sun has been enhanced by the use of a new type telescope invented by a Frenchman Most significant he con cluded is the fact that more en ergy is falling each day from the sunon one acre of land than is in one atom the ter rific field we have ahead We have found out that the sun has explo sions each day much greater than any atom bomb Asked if there was a possibility of a chain reaction from an atomic explosion which might blot out the earth Wilson said it was the opinion of top scientists that this would not be1 possible Elements on the earth are too weak to participate in such a chain he explained It is in the field of medical re search that much hope is held for humanitarian advancement with atoms Wilson stated One of the chief benefactors may be cancer research In the last 25 years of study the atom has been found to be stable and dependable he said Has Definite Features Structural features of the atom are definite in both size and weight and the atom carries a minus electrical charge he ex plained To produce atomic power a stream of electrons must be put into a reaction which will cause heat One of the biggest problems of control Doctor Wilson revealed Friday with a 3 and Z victory over is the number of radiations which President Vetoes Basing Point Bill Washington resident Truman Friday vetoer the bas ing point bill a measure that have guaranteed individ ual businessmen the right to ab sorb freight charges and sell their products at uniform delivered prices In a message to the senate Mr Truman said he was convinced the bill would obscure rather than clarify existing laws re lating to pricing practices It was the 2nd controversial measure vetoed by the president in recent months Both the dis puted bills widely split democrat ic ranks The 1st was the Ken natural gas bill which would have freed independent gas producers from federal regulation The basing point bill was in tended to define the application of the federal trade commission act and the Clayton antitrust act to certain pricing practices The measure as to reach the white house was worked out by a senatehouse conference from sep arate versions passed by both chambers The conference re port was adopted by the house March 14 The senate sent it to the white house June 2 after sev eral days of turbulent debate Seldom has any bill provoked such direct contradictory views in the senate Sports Bulletin Iowa City Webber 16yearold Ames youth won the Iowa junior golf championship come off each time an atom is captured This causes a deadly characteristic of extreme light which if absorbed by a living cell which is reproducing will cause poor reproduction Using for his topic Power from the atom and power from the sun the speaker explained the remark able organization of the sun with which we are now becoming fa miliar New Telescope Used With short wave radio we have recently been able to pick up strange signals which the sun radiates Wilson told his listen Wr y Dick Schultz of Boone SAME BUek fUr Irifria dcilk lit v 34 y GOP Agreed on Campaign to Rout Reds By JACK BELL Washington Republican ienatorial candidates appeared agreed Friday their best campaign ssues involve alleged communists m government the Brannan farm pro plan deficit spending and posed excise tax cuts These 4 emerged as major talk ing points in a survey made by he GOP senatorial campaign com mittee and National Chairman Guy 1 Gabrielson The survey cov ered primary election results in Iowa South Dakota and Califor nia Senator Millikin of Colorado who heads the conference of al1 GOP senators told a reporter he will dwell on those points in his own campaign for reelection He said other republicans whose seats are at stake this year gen Tally are of the same mind Millikins handling of the ex jlosive communistsingovernment issue also may become something of a pattern for republicans who arent closely identified with the investigation of charges made by Senator McCarthy MiUikin Convinced In campaign speeches Millikin has said that while McCarthy may not always have been as met iculous as possible in making his charges he Millikin is convinced the Wisconsin senator is trying lo clean up an unwholesome mess in Washington and is being ob itructed in doing it However 3 of the 13 republican senators whose seats are at stake this year signed the declaration of prepared by Sena tor Margaret Chase Smith R declaration said dem ocrats were guilty of laxity toward communist leaks but at the same time said certain elements of he republican party had contri auted recklessly to national con fusion Senators Aikeh of Ver mont Tobey of New Hampshire and Morseof Oregon could be expected to be somewhat more critical of McCarthys methods On the other hand 3 republican Capehart of Indiana Young of North Dakota and Dworshak of 18 other GOP members in de manding a judiciary committee in vestigation into the justice de partments handling of the Amer asia case The case involves the wartime theft of secret state department documents found in the offices of the now defunct magazine Amer asia Hickenlooper Helped Senator Hickenlooper was reported to have told the GOP leaders at a meeting Thurs day that his connection with the McCarthy investigation probably had helped rather than hurt him in the Iowa primary Hickenlooper won renomination with a bigger vote than that polled by all of his democratic and re publican opponents He told his colleagues he regarded the out come as vindication of his oppo sition to the Brannan production payment His November democratic op ponent is Albert J Loveland former undersecretary of agricul ture and a strong backer of the Brannan proposal In his campaign Hickenlooper said he found a strong current of opposition to deficit spending a trend Millikin reported was run ning in Colorado Members said Rep Case told the group he found the people of South Dakota of the general opin ion that too much stress is being laid in Washington on military preparedness in the cold war with Russia and not enough efforts are being made to reach some peace agreement Senator Gurney RS Dak who lost to Case in the primary has blamed his defeat largely on his advocacy of the draft and oth er military measures Small Schools Should Follow Buggy Says Schmidt DCS Moincs little red schoolhouses ought to go the way of the horse and buggy in the opinion of F K Schmidt of EI dora Schmidt former president of the Education association told the county supervisors Thurs day at the convention of the state association of county officers that Iowa needs a better organization of schools I think we should talk about school organization rather than re organization he explained Some people he said argue that Iowa shouldnt get rid of its one room schools But there were people who said we shouldnt get rid of the horse he said Now there is a tractor there The farm er growing hybrid corn The school is the only thing about the farm that hasnt progressed Newsfeatures MAY GET OVER Louise Hebditch Languis who at 18 wed a 71yearold widow er moved a step toward a widows share of his estate at Havre de Grace Md estimated at more than The Maryland court of appeals threw out a paper signed by the then Louise Hebditch in which she gave away most of her rights to the estate Louise who has since remarried wont be certain of getting the money however until the court rules on other points in the suit Chemist Is Accused as US Spy Alfred Slack Denies Ever Knowing Gold Admitted Red Agent Syracuse N Y Dean Slack 44yearold Syracuse chemist stood accused Fziday of conspiring to supply Russian agents samples of a powerful U S explosive Slack a native of Syracuse who claims he is violently opposed to communism was arrested last night by FBI agents on a charge of espionage He was jailed at nearby Utica irf bail pending transfer to KnoxviMe Tenn The paint firm chemist worked in the wartime years of 194344 at Kingsport Tenn where the explosive RDX was manufactured and later on the Manhattan atomic project at Oak Ridge Tenn The FBI said the bespectacled father of 2 boys had admitted giving samples and production secrets to Harry Gold Philadel phia chemist awaiting trial on an espionage charge Gold is alleged to have passed them to his soviet principal Semen M Semenov Declares Innocence Slack roundly declared he was innocent when interviewed by re porters Asked whether he knew Harry Gold he replied I dont recall ever knowing anybody by that name No plea was permitted at his arrangement before U S Com missioner A Van W Hancock He will enter his plea at Knoxville where the casewill be presented to a federal grand jury Conviction on a charge of espionage in wartime carries a possible penalty of death A salesman for the Sundure Paint Corp where Slack has been Los Angeles Transit Union on Strike Milk Workers Layoff Still Effective in 2 Cities assistant superintendent for several months pictured Slack as a quiet conscientious worker and said his ideas seemed decidedly demo cratic The salesman declined use of his name Slack said he never had been a communist The companys treasurer Philip A Suskind described Slack as By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arrest of a 3rd American on spy who the gov ernment says worked on the atom bomb itself was an nounced Friday Second such arrest within 24 hours it appeared to bear out evidence in the nations capital that more spy arrests were due The arrested man was David Greenglass 28 a former U S army noncommissioned officer at Albuquerque N Mex where the government says he filched wartime atomic secrets for Russia He was seized in New York City Within several hours of the announcement of his arrest Greenglass was arraigned before a U S commissioner and held in bail very capable never a trouble maker and a churchgoer He has a very charming wife and 2 nice children Suskind said Mrs Slack turned reporters away from her home in Clay 12 miles north of Syracuse Youll have to talk to my hus band was her only comment She was taking care of her sons aged 4 and 1 Former neighbors of the Slacks in Tennessee recalled the couple as odd Calm at Arraignment Slack dark haired and of medium build was calm at his ar raignment He wore a sport shirt and a wrinkled grey suit FBI agents had questioned him since morning The FBI said he had given Gold information and samples while employed at the Holston ordnance works in Kingsport Gold was arrested in Philadel phia May 23 He is accused of aid ing Dr Klaus Fuchs convicted British atomic spy serving a 14 year prison term in England The FBI said Semen Semenov was the Richard Roe or Sam named in the indictment returned June 9 as against Gold by a Brooklyn grand jury Gold knew Semenov only as Sam the FBI said At the time Semenov was employed by the Amtorg Trading corporation soviet business contact in this country The FBIalso identified Thurs day night the John Doe alias John named in the Gold indict ment The agency said John was Anatoli Antonovich Yakovlev who was vice consul in the Russian consulate in New York City until he left the United States Dec 27 1946 P Wirephoto HELD IN ESPIONAGE Slack 44 paint chemist after arraignment before U S commissioner on charge he turned over samples of powerful new U S ex plosive to Russian agent Slack was held in bail FBI agents said he admitted giving samples to Karry Gold Philadelphia CLEARED AFTER SERVING PRISON T Shephard Irvington N J man who in jail 13 years ago as a convicted forger works at his porter ing in a tavern in East Orange N J Friday after receiv ing a full pardon from Governor Alfred DijLscqft the day cameTl years after Edvrard Eugene Sullivan notorious forger to whom he bore an em barrassing resemblance had confessed to the crimes GlobeGazette Editor to Washington Earl Hall Will Attend U S Defense Orientation Meeting For a week beginning Sunday the GlobeGazettes editor W Earl Hall will be the guest of the department of national defense at what is known as a joint orienta tion conference The jaunt opens at the national capital Sunday and proceeds suc cessively from there to Fort Ben ning Ga for the army aspects of the conference next to Eglin field Fla for the air force phase and last to Norfolk Va base of the Atlantic fleet The invitation reached Mr Hall from Secretary Louis Johnson who was national commander of the American Legipnat the time Mr Hall was Iowas department commander They have main tained a personal correspondence down through the years To Fly to Washington The Mason Cityan will fly to Washington Saturday night There he will join some 60 other repre sentative leaders of industry labor the press radio religion finance and the professions in a consideration of the national de fense problems The conference is being held at a time when critical decisions on defense policies face the govern ment and will provide the Mason City editor with important back ground information for editorials and radio The program will open with 2 days of briefing at the Pentagon in Washington with addresses by top figures in the government in cluding representatives of the joint chiefs of staff the state de partment the army navy and air force with periods of discussion To See Demonstration On Wednesday morning the group will be flown to Fort Ben ning Ga by military aircraft for a demonstration of field opera tions at the infantry school there The group will then proceed by air to Eglin air force base Fla for a demonstration of flight opera tions by the air force and finally to the naval base at Nopfolk Va where Mr Hall and other mem bers of the party will observe air craft carrier operations on a daylight cruise and other naval activities The conference will close on the evening of Monday June 26 at Norfolk and the participants will be flown to their respective metro politan areas the following morn ing For Mr Hall thte will be Detroit where from June 26 to 29 he will attend the national Red Cross convention Others in Party Other members of the party from Iowa will include Alexander Black vice president Solar Air craft company Des Mojtaes and W EARL HALL Hubbard Ice and Fuel companyCedar Rapids Newspapermen on the tour in clude Paul Block Jr publisher Toledo Blade Toledo Ohio Roger H Ferger editor and publisher Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Ohio Marshall Field editor and publisher Sun and Times com pany Chicago Richard Lloyd Jones Jr vice president Tulsa Tribune and World Frank Schroth publisher Brooklyn Eagle Brook lyn N Y Donald Sterling man aging editor Oregon Journal Portland Ore and Bennett Cerf of the Saturday Review of Litera ture Mrs Roosevelt Is Certain of UN Solution Copenhagen Denmark UR Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt said Friday she was certain the east and west could reach an understanding within the framework of the United Nations Mrs Roosevelt held a press con ference at the home of Mrs Eugenie Anderson U S Ambassa dor to Denmark She said there was basically no reason why a settlement could not be reached through the UN Suspicion is the great problem to overcome she said I feel certain that an understanding can be reached Thursday night she watched the London Old Vic Theatrical company perform Hamlet at Kron berg castle at Elsinore Kjew York 6T Hit 4th Day By UNITED PRESS Bus and street car workers went on strike in Los Angeles Friday and more than 1000 000 persons hurriedly formed car pools or thumbed rides to work Prospects for settling a 6 dayold milk strike at Wash ington appeared brighter as negotiators scheduled new talks Friday but a twin strike at Pittsburgh seemed no near er solution than when it be gan a weekago Five hundred editorial and busi ness office employes of the New York WorldTelegram and Sun went into the 4th of a strike forpay increases and other bene MOTHERS TO RESCUE IN PITTSBURGH STRIKE Pittsburgh JP Mothers In one neighborhood took direct action Friday to guard a grocer who provides milk for their children Carl Stonbraker and his son George operate a small store in nearby Aspinwail After the milk strike started 8 days ago they sent a truck out of the county to get milk for sale to families with small children On Wednesday night a brick was tossed from a speeding car through the store window Mrs Jtturial Mcfcally Mrs EmmaColeMrs Kuth Heist and other women grabbed their roll ing pins and borrowed baseball bats They are guarding the store by day Aspinwailpolice took over the night watch The vigilant women also took a collection of 48 to pay for a new window fits Federal mediators called of ficials of the newspaper and the CIO American newspaper guild to a joint conference Friday Meanwhile the publishers asso ciationof New York charged that the AFL New York typographical union deliberately violated an agreement not to support a strike outside of its own union The printers together with other me chanical workers belonging to AFL craft unions stayed away from their jobs Thursday for the 3rd day Fourthousand members of the AFL amalgamated association of street electric railway and motor coach employes walked out offi cially at Thursday midnight in Los Angeles but drivers on the streets completed their normal runs The union sought a 20cent hourly pay boost and other con tract changes The company of fered 4 cents The company re jected a union suggestion that the dispute be submitted to arbitra tion and a spokesman for the Los Angeles transit lines said it would be impossible to grant increases without boosting the present 10 cent fare Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Friday night and Saturday Low Fri day night about 50 High Satur day 70 Iowa Partly cloudy and turning cooler except in southeast por tion Some chance of thunder showers early Friday evening Fair and cooler Friday night and Saturday Cooler east and south Saturday Low Friday night 48 to 52 north and west 52 to 58 southeast High Satur day 70 to 78 Variable winds with low humidity Saturday Further outlook Fair and a lit tle warmer Sunday Low Satur day night 50 to 55 High Sunday 80 to 85 Monday partly cloudy and warmer with possibly some scattered showers developing west portion Minnesota Fair and cooler Friday night Saturday fair and cool Low Friday night 3844 north to 4448 south High Saturday 65 68 north 6872 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 83 Minimum 34 YEAR AGO 34 Minimum M 56   

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