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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWfPAPIfc THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 fi H 10 It S HOME EDITION Mason City After Christmas Cltoroncfts Start Tutsday VOL LVII United Pttu Full Lww Five Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 23 This Paper Consists ol Two tt One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary ly W EARL HALL Managing Editor A Reply to Those of Little Faith ALTHOUGH this year it finds wars clouds hanging low the Christmas season is a time for the rekindling and the regeneration of that thing called faith which resides in most men and women Life and love for most of us rise to their pinnacle There are some of course who are moved to scoff at anything having to do with Christmas or the Christmas story Fortunately they arent very numerous in our country If they were present in large numbers they could dim the Yuletide happiness for all of us Some of these scoffers are re ferred to as agnostics They jus1 dont believe in anything until it proved to them by mathematics or in the laboratory Theyre unim pressed by the view held by an increasingly large number ol people that the most importanl truths in our world are those thai must be accepted in faith Amonf Our Pygmy Minds Still another brand of scoffer is cataloged as atheist He his little ego by saying and repeating that there is no God He doesnt assume the burden of proof of course To the contrary he stands back and says in effect If Im wrong about this prove it to me About 2 years ago now a book called Human Destiny was pub lished Its author Dr Lecompte du Nuoy an internationally fam ous French scientist built such a case for the existence of a Su preme Being that his work was hailed by the worlds greatest scientists including Robert A Millikan one of Americas nobel prize winners in that field In recent months another amaz ing book Man Does Not Stand Alone has been widely read in this and other countries Its au thor A Cressy Morrison is a past president of the New York Acad emy of Sciences The little volume only 107 pages of highly read able is a companion if not a sequel to the du TVouy book A Reply to NonBelievers Does is answer to agnostics atheists and others who dip only lightly into the fount of ifs more than that its an inspir ing reassurance to those possessed of a beliefin God It enables thinking persons to couple reason with their faith My own copy of this little book reached me from a friend of long standings who penned this little note on a frontispiece Dear Earl hope you enjoy this as much as I have Regards Jack At this time Id like to assure Jack that his hope has been fulfilled Its a truly inspiring little book From the beginning to the end of the Morrison work this central thesis Our world and our universe could not possibly have come about BY CHANCE It is impossible says the au thor to escape the conclusion that the adjustments of NATURE TO MAN are far more amazing than the adjustments of MAN TO NATURE A review of the wonders of na ture demonstrates beyond question that there are design and purpose in it all A program is being car ried out in all its infinite detail by the Supreme Being we call God Only Life Can Beget Life Through the book overall premise is approached and dem onstrated in a hundred ways Evolution and adaptation are ac corded a place of importance But neither of them provides an ex planation or even a clue to life itself Only life can beget life It never has been it cannot be created synthetically Where and bow did the first life originate By simple understandable com parisons Mr Morrison brings out the fact that the combination of circumstances which make life possible in our world simply couldnt have arisen in chance To quote a few sentences The size of the earth the dis tance from the sun the tempera ture and the lifegiving rays of the sun the thickness of the earths crust the quantity of the amount of carbon di oxide the volume of nitrogen the energence of man and his SUT all these point to order out of chaos to design and purpose According to the inexorable laws of mathematics all these could not occur by chance simul taneously on one planet once in a billion times Genesis Story Borne Out Without reservation or equivo cation Mr Morrison contends that the first chapter of Genesis con tains the real story of creation Its essence he asserts has not been changed by knowledge ac quired since it was written These statements he states will cause a smile to develop on the genial face of the scientist and look of incredulity but satis faction from the true believer The differences have arisen over de CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 West Europe Must Hurry for U S Help Withdrawal Would Mean Quick Defeat Acheson Tells U S By JACK BELL Washington Eu rope had notice from a large seg ment of congress Saturday that i will have to speed up its own defense efforts if it wants Ameri can military help continued That underlying demand cami from many lawmakers otherwise busily engaged in one of the bit terest battles over foreign policy since preWorld war II days Led by Secretary of State Ache son the democrats reversed a trend of several months and seizec the initiative with attacks on for mer President Herbert Hoovers recent call for a hemispheric de fense plan Without mentioning Hoover by name Acheson told a news con ference Friday that any move to withdraw behind the oceans and isolate the United States from Europes troubles would mean a quick conquest of Europe and Asia by the soviet Withdrawal Rejected He said the national security council had rejected a policy of withdrawing American defenses to this hemisphere deciding that could lead only to surrender or defeat Shortly after Acheson spoke out the state department made public an American note to Mos cow proposing a new meeting of the big 4 foreign ministers Britain and France sent similar notes but state departmentoffi cials were pessimistic about pros pects that Moscow would agree to such a meeting The American note rejected Russias two month old proposal that the U S Britain France and the Soviet Union discuss Mos cows charges that the west is re arming western Germany in viola tion to its pledged word However it expressed readiness to confer on the principal problems existing between east and west in an effort to eliminate present international tensions throughout the World Sincerity Wanted In elaborating on the note Mi cliaeT3V ment press officer said the west wants evidence of genuine desire to cooperate before it sits down aneiy with the Russians Senator Hickenlooper a foreign relations committee member whohas beenin the van guard of republicans demanding Achesons ouster told reporters thinks the UnitedStates ought o adopt a realistic program that is founded upon the sound defense of America as well as aiding in the defense of the free world European countries must pro duce concrete evidence of their in ention to furnish a full propor ionate sharein European de fenses in return for such reason able and sound aid as we may be ustified ingiving them Hicken ooper said Acheson himself was reported o have told members of the for eign relations and armed services committees in a closed session Fri day that assurances of this kind lave been demanded from the western European Lawmakers who heard him tes Ify quoted Acheson as saying that he goal of a 3year preparedness program is to assemble 3000000 round troops in Europe to meet any possible Russian attack Take Shortcuts He was said to have told the committee that Gen Dwight D Eisenhower will shortcut usual military channels and deal direct y of states in seeing hat each country contributes its air share to the defense force Some senators said Acheson de clined to give either the number or the percentage of proposed American contributions tothe de ense setup The secretary was quoted as iaying that while Eisenhower will have no command over 30 Yugp lav divisions arrangements will be made to link them with the vestern force if the Soviets attack Senator Pepper DFla told he senate Friday night that if the Russians move in the Balkans FEEVIOUSIA REPORTED Si37781 GlobeGatelie Xewspaperboys Children I 0 0 F Home Damons Employes mnd Manager Displaced Mohawk Indianapolis Reek Falls HIth School Hampton Friend Unnamed Friend Dick Nelle From a Friend Friendly Birthday Club Dick and Aniie numbers A Stcamtiltcrs 405 FarkInn Hotel A L Johnson Karen Kay and Mary JLou Moore Prom A Friend That Oregon Friend Britt Friend Little Cattle Feeders Meservey Fena and Elaine Rumeliote Memory of XJncle Jimmie Dixie Janice and Susan Hop key Alexander Srace Evangelical Ladies Aid Happy llomemakers Hour Club Rockwell Mr and Mrs Albert E Walk Grafton Mrs Ella Bedsaul A J Wallace iruce and Fred Black Panther Patrol Scout Troop First Methodist Church larding Parent Education Tomntle Marie David Cathie Joe and Herbert I H Scroiis Georje E Patton i G E and Mason City and Clear Lake K R Co Employes toyles Press Mason City Fur Shoppe lirl Scout Senior Troop Holy Family School Hason City Button Club nis G and Karol 3 Chucky Huber latholic Daughters of America 1783 5W 22TO 21MI 1400 100 2110 200 200 200 100 SOO 1000 SOO 2no 200 lOfl LOO 300 100 SOO 100 JWt 500 200 315 SOO ioo 100 2085 1500 200 800 SOO 100 250 AST DATg TOTAL 81897 TOTAL TO DATE I2826S1 EXCESS OVER GOAL f 82611 heer Fund by T WAS BACK IN 1925 when the writer of this little re port typed his 1st story about 7 the Christmas Cheer Fund go ing the top Since then there have been 25 annual cam paigns Every ne of them has been 1951 is no exception to the ule The Christmas spirit in this ommunity simply doesnt know e meaning of defeat This years solicitation was a bit ow in the early days so slow in act that those in charge had some moments of wondering whether erhaps this might be a year for isappointment There WERE ome formidable uncertainties in situation That we had to dmit But just about that time the oungsters in our schools and else here swung T into action They ave as they had never given be ore With this our worries van shed Groupgiving reached a new igh too Nearly all the collective onors of previous years were ack on the job and there were everal new additions to the list A contribution Saturday of 1785 from the GlobeGazettes ewspaperboys in Mason City rought the total from this news apers own family to his constitutes proof that we be eve in our own product The campaign formally closed at oclock Saturday afternoon but ifts received later will be grate ully received and listed The funds administration this ear as always in the past has een in the hands of Family Serv War Dims Prosperous Christmas By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Prayers for by the rattle of g up throughout the world th Christmas celebrated in an atmos phere of dread reminiscent of th Christmases just before World wa II For many people not long ag tortured by a great war this wi be the best and most prosperou Christmas in years But the threa of a new conflict has put a dampe on what otherwise would be joyous celebration In the Holy Land Christian were begged to pray that peac once again will reign on earth Pilgrims making the journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem th route travelled on the first Christ mas by Joseph and pray at the Church of the Nativity the manger of their civilization In Nazareth where the boy Jesus lived a midnight mass wii be celebrated at the Church b the Annunciation scene of Mary visitation by the angel Gabrie Again their prayers will be fo peace But around these worship pers will be reminders of war Nazareth still is under Israe military rule as it has been sine the days of the ArabIsraeli war in 1048 The road to Bethlehem has to be cleared of dragontooth tank traps andbarbed wire at th Israeli frontier with Jordan be fore limited numbe but many more than last can pass on the storied road t Bethlehem In faroff Tokyo the Christma confined by th proximity of the Korean was evidenced by Christmas trees in store displays and colored pape streamers decorating restaurant frequented by Americans as wel as strictly Japanese establish ments Study Control of All Wages Washington broken he ice with an automobile indus iry wage freezethe gqvernmen bore down Saturday in study Of a voluntary paycontrol stand ard for all other The ec dnpmic stabilization agency put ceilings on the wages of 1000000 passenger car build ors and the salaries of their bosses Friday night ItAvas the 1st man latory wage action since World war II The freeze like ESAs rollback 3f new car prices lasts until VEarch 1 By that time officials indicated SA Administrator Alan Valen ine hopes to be ready to lay down a pricewage policy for allindus ry His aides said they hoped mandatory controlscan be limited o a few selected key industries Otherwise a general pricewage reeze is in prospect the Yugoslavs will fight He said ce Jna which for the past week here is a real breach between has hppn lust ahrmr Tito who remains a communist and the kremlin Heart Attack Takes Walter Damrosch Veteran Conductor New York Dam rosch dean of American con ductors died at his home Friday night of a heart attack The veteran composer andcon ductor probably had contributed more than any other single person o bringing the world of symphony nto the homes of America Born in Breslau Silesia Prus sia Jan 301862 he studied mu sic under his conductor father who brought him to America in 1871 became permanent conductor of the Newark N J Harmonic Society when he was 18 and went on to a distinguished musical ca reer has been just about the busiest spot in Mason City The GlobeGazette is grateful beyond expression to allwho have helped in this triumph of applied Christianity It the hope of all that your Christmastide will be a bit happier by reason of your kind generosity May God bless you each and every one Elliott Roosevelt Denies U S Tour With Doctors Wife Santa Monica Cal Roosevelt son of the late presi dent denied Saturday that he is touring the country with the wife and 7 year old son of Dr Rex L Ross Jr I dont see how I can be tour ing the country with anybody when Im right here in Hyde Park he said Hampton to Vote on School Bonds Hampton special election vill be held here Jan 22 on the question of a hond issue for school improvements to relieve crowded conditions The question to be voted upon is Shall the independent school district of Hampton issue bonds not to exceed for the pur pose of constructing and equipping an addition to Park school buUding and constructing and equipping a new grade school building on the east side of the school district and reconstructing the high school building Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mildSat urday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 25 High Sun day 40 to 45 Turning colder Sunday evening Iowa Mostly cloudy and mild Sunday then turning colder northeast portion Sunday eve ning Low Saturday night 25 to 30 High Sunday 35 to 40 north east 42 to 52 south andwest Shifting winds 15 Sunday Fur ther outlook Low Christmas morning 22 to 28 Mostly cloudy mild and windy Christmas day High temperatures 33 north to 42 south Minnesota Cloudy windy and turning colder extreme north cloudy and mild remainder of state Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy with snow flur ries northeast portion and colder north and east portions Low Saturday night zero near the Canadian border 1622 south portionHigh Sunday 010 above north 2228 southeast and 3038 extreme southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 31 Minimum 20 At 8 a rn 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 19 Minimum General Walker Killed Christmas Battle Looms EIGHTH ARMYS NEW thew B Ridgway has been appointed new com manding general of the U SSth army in Korea succeed ing Lt Gen Walton H Walker who was killed in a jeep accident Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters an nounced Saturday Gen Ridgeway has been deputy chief of staff of the U S army and formerly was commanding general of the 82nd airborne division W D GIBSON W D Gibson Rockwell Pies Was Cerro Gordo County Supervisor William D Gibson 83 Rock veil retired member of the Cerro ordo county board of supervi ors died at a Rockwell hospital arly Saturday followinga shorl llness Hewas a member of the county loard of supervisors for more than 0 years Mr Gibson was born Dec 17 867 in Pennsylvania He Amoved o Franklin county with his father n about 1875 In 1880the Gibsons moved to Geneseo wherethe son ecame interested in farming and oon moved to a tractof his own Stockbuyihg appealed to him and later he moved to Rockwell vhere he was engaged in that usiness He was elected to the oard of supervisors in 1925 and or a number of years waschair man of the board Surviving are a son Elmer Gib on Swaledale two daughters ilrs William Echo Huntbatch nd Mrs M M Lou Treston ockwell 4 sisters Mrs Winnie ohnson and Mrs A M Geer ockwell Myrtic Saylor ynnwood Cal and Mrs Ger rude Crandall Downey Cal and grandchildren 14 great grand lildren and one great great grandson He was preceded in death by is parents wife in May 1950 one aughter two brothers and two sters Funeral services will be held at p m Tuesday at the First Meth dist church in Rockwell Friends may call at the family home in ockwell after 4 p m Sunday he PattersonJames funeral ome in charge DIES IN FIRE Byg 5 died Friday night while his step father searched for him in their burning home i ivnrea rrun in Truck Crash New Randall Wil liams 17 of Brandon was killed and Lee Kearns 19 of Brandon suffered injuries when their true carrying used farm machinery lef the two miles south o here early Saturday morning anc hit a crossroad embankment The two young men were found by highway patrolman John Knight who passed by at a m The accident is believed to have happened just a short time before The highway patrolman was un ableto determine who was ingthe truck but from the track left by the vehicle itwas on the wrong side of the highway 16 anc 18 before it left the road Kearns was taken toSt Jo sephs hospital with severe cuts on the feet and possibly internal injuries It is believed that Wilr liams was killed instantly The car was going south at the time of the accident Plan to Build Printing Plant at Iowa Falls Iowa Hamilton edi tor ofthe Iowa Falls Citizen anc the Hardin County Times is an nouncing plans for the construc tion of a building for office and printing The building which will be of iile construction will be located south of the Baptist church across he street from Estes park Work is to bestarted earlyin the spring vith completion during the sum mer Dewey Gilbert Jr is the gen eral contractor A frame dwelling on the property is to be moved in he building is to lave a 60foot front oh Stevens street and will be 66 feet long Wife for Christmas Milwaukee tore Santa Claus here justifiably venders what the younger gen eration is coming to An 11yearold boy came up to lim and shyly xvhispered that he vanted a wife for Christmas SAME flit meant tnfflo 24 htvrs American Jets Down 6 RussianBuilt Fighters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The bereaved 8th army with its fighting commander dead faced up Saturday against the growing probability of a bloody red Christmas in battle The 1st staggering blow of the season was the loss of Lt Gen Walton H Walker who was killed in the forenoon in a jeep smashup while driving to the1 front lines The 2nd is expected to be a massive onslaught by red Chinese who may already have fought their way in force across the bleak parallel 38 boundary into South Korea General MacArthurs headquar ters quickly announced the ap pointment of Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway to succeed Walker as 8th army chief War II Veteran The new commanding general of the United Nations force in the northwest comprising American British Filipino Turk and South Korean troops is a much dec orated U S airborne corps gen eral officer of World war II Only in the air was the news good Six American F86 Sabre jets shot down 6 Russianbuilt MIG15 jets Friday in a battle that flared from treetop level to the thin air 6 miles up The Sabres damaged one other MIG and chased 8 to 18 across the border to the reds Manchurian sanctuary The far east air forces said no American Sabres were lost in the greatest jet battle ever fought There was virtually no news from tha Hungnam beachhead in northeast Korea where U S 10th corps elements last were reported holding a tiny pocket on the Sea of Japan A field dispatch said communist artillery shells fell on the crowded beachhead Saturday for the 1st GEN WALTON H WALKER BULLETINS UN forces there repelled commu nist attempts to crash the Hung nam penmeter Saturday War planes naval and artillery fire continued to disperse and de stroy enemy groups Chinese Mass But in western central Korea reports of Chinese forces massing along parallel38mounted by the hour v MacArthurs headquarters said 8th army patrols had run into Chinese reds somewhere near Chongye a village two miles south of the border A captured red Korean mes senger told interrogators of heavy communist artillery movements southward toward Kuhwa a vil lage only 6 miles north of 38 Fifth air force pilots have re ported other artillery movements farther north Since the Chinese reds struck in overwhelming strength just 4 weeks ago as UN troops were roll ing up the last 50mile stretch of tforth Korea the communists lave moved manpower masses and supplies southward in slow steady streams Thecommunists at last were in position with enormous new nanpower reserves thrown into he war from invade South Korea for the 2nd time in 6 months MacArthurs Saturday after noon war summary said Continued aggressive probing action the presence of artillery with the Chinese columns and the accelerated reinforcement and re supply are all indicative of an im disappeared Friday IS passengers and crew mem bers aboard was found Saturday high on 5 500 foot Mf Okanajin 20 miles north of Peuticton B C Five persons were sighted around the wreckage NO CEASE FIRE Lake Success N Y United Nations Saturday re ceived a cablegram from the Chinese communists refusing request for a cease fire in Ko rea jending enemy which sufficient available offensive for mass now is Iowa Ordnance Unit Alerted Call to Active Duty Comes Jan 23 i Des Moines ff The 3657th medium maintenance ordnance companyof Cedar Rapids an Iowa national guard unit has been alerted to go on active duty 23 of GoV Beardsley announced late Friday night that the activation order had been received by telegram from the defense department in Washington Brig Gen Fred C Tandy ad jutant general of Iowa said company would mobilize Jan 23 in Cedar Rapids and by Feb 2 would move to Camp Uucker Ala Gen Tandy declined to say what the full strength of the 3657th is but most army com panies are composed of 175 to 200 men 4 More Corps MacArthurs communique said 4 more Chinese army or more crossed re cently from Manchuria into Korea The death of General Walker ended the career of a soldiers ioldier Walker was enroute to the front associates said to decorate his inly son Capt Sam Sims Walker 25 and British troops of the 27th Commonwealth brigade under his ommand Captain Walker With the U S 4th division arrived at his fath rs side too late Sam I want you to know that his is still your fathers army aid Maj Gen Frank E Bilburn vho took over as temporary 8th rmy commander Promotion Due Walkers body willbe flown to okyos Haneda airport at 11 a m unday His widow is in Japan MacArthur said he was pro oundly shocked He disclosed that e had just recommended Walker or promotion to 4slar general His gallantry in action has an inspiration to all His oss will be keenly felt not only y our own country but those Hied with us in defense of free om on the Korean peninsula acArthur said 10 Invalids Die in Fire Amarillo Texas feeble old people trapped as they laughedt over Christmas presents died late Friday in a blaze that devoured theirbarnlike barracks home It was the worst fire in the Texas panhandles history Allthe victimswerebedridden Three were blind Lguess Ivelost them all cried Mrs J W Wright attendant in charge of the barracks I should have saved them Then shecollapseS But she had savedone Patient15 Another saved himself A H woman badly burned trying to save her got Those 4 were the only survivors of the barracks The visitor was only one injured 2 Sets of Comics Because ilo lished on Chrisfmos day 2 sets of comics are presented in this paper 1   

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