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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NortfilowoV Doily Newspoper Edited lor Horn N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NiWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIOHIOftS Home Edition LVU Aisociatcd Prew and United Full LMK fivt Copy MASON CIT1 IOWA MONDAY MAKCH 12 This Paper Consists ot Two l4Uk One Mans Opinion A Cetnmentsr ly W EARL HALL Managing Editor The Story Back of the Easter Seal ONE day recently I had a tele phone callXfrom a woma seated in a wheel chair Mis Letha Reynolds S Delaware Mason City She wondere I might be interested ir seeing a reproduction of the vari ous Easter Seals have bee issued by the National Society fo Crippled Children and Adults Inc down through the years The call I should explain wa prompted by the fact thatfor number of years and this yea Ive served as state chairma of the Easter Seals campaign Th woman in the wheel chair ha before her a letter which ha gone out to a large number o people over my signature My answer to the query quit naturally was that I would be most interested in the historica aspects of the Easter Seal which since 1934 has been the symbol the principal means of sup port for this progranv designec to bring hope and aid to the thou sands of Americans laboring un der physical handicaps In the time since that telephone conversation Ive heard from my friend in the wheel chairthrougl the maflvTo her in large measure I am indebted formost of the in teresting material at least hope its interesting that will go intd this little visit with you Started 17 Years Ago The first thing to be noted is that the idea of giving th crippled and handicapped youth o America a chance to live a ful joyous life had been well es tablished when the first Easter Seal appeared in 1934 The Na tional Societyhad beenfoundec as far back as 1921 Inthose early days under the leadership of Edgar F Allen the founder financial support for the organization came from the few rather than from the many The iupport was too meager That was onereason for making a change but not the greatest reason That greatest reason stemmed from the pressing need1 for a broader base of support and un derstanding This is another way of saying that more people should be brought into active participa tion inthe up to that time the society had by its pattern of organization been somewhatexclusive it must be made more inclusive and more democratic Thats where the Easter Seal got into the act In the Easter Spirit Late in the summer of 1933 Paul H King who had succeeded Edgar Allen as president of the national society presented a re port to the finance committee in which he included this recom mendation We suggest Easter asthe time for the sale of the seals Thoughts of Easter and the crippled child harmonize wonderfully Easter means of course Resurrection and New Life And certainly the re habilitation of crippled children means new life and activity The first seal was designed by J H Donahey nationally known cartoonist on the staff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer That first seal design was a simple white cross with a boy on crutches in its center Help Crippled Children was the appealing admonition on the orangecolored background That it was wholly lacking in trills didnt just happen Simplicity Stressed Simplicity of design said Mr Donahey the artist seems ap propriate since the crippled child asks simply for the right to live a normallife Enduring physical handicaps the cause of which sci ence may someday conquer and control this child commands the center of a white cross express Ing civilizations devotion to a program of rebuilding human bodies and dedicating its efforts to prevention Although only 8 states partici pated in that first Easter Seal sale and even though the sum realized with relation to the need was sadly inadequate the public reaction was such as to give great encouragement to the backers of the plan It was clear that the American public welcomed this tangible means of lending a hand to those physically in need Expanded Program Jfossbile In 1930 only 10000 hospital beds were available for crippled children in America By 1940 this had grown to 15000 Hospital ad missions almost doubled enroll ment in special classes grew even more rapidly At the same time the number of teachers specially qualified for work with the physically handi capped was gaining Likewise the supply of orthopedic surgeons physical and occupational the rapists and other professional and lay personnel Now to get back to the seals themselves Its interesting to note thatfor stampcollectors or philatelists as they call themselves the 1934 seal has become quite soughtafter item with prices quoted by dealers quite high The seals for the next two ytars 1935 and 1936 were also CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Foot of Snow Blankets Mason City m Red Jets Collide Communists Retreat By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo spectacular explosion of two colliding lussianmade jet planes stole the Korean war spotlight Monday as ground action slowed behind retreating com munists The MIGs were tryingto make a tight turn while chas ng an American F80 Thunderjet They couldnt cut it fine enough collided and exploded Best damn show Ive ever been on said Lt Arthur Walton if Bethesda Md one of the lilots in a flight of 4 F80s at acked by 16 speedy red planes The4F80s reported they dam ped 4 other MIG15s in a 10 minute dogfight That brought the tag of damaged MIGs to 7 for the liggest two days ofjet fighting iver northeast Koreain this war A total of 61 MIGs in flights of 0 to 20 U SF80s and F86s in 4 dogfights Sunday and Monday On the ground resistance ollapsed on the east central front ndfaced sharply before a3 ironged allied spearhead along he westcentral sector of the llies1advancing70 mile line UN tank columns rolled to within 5 miles of Hongchon on the westcentral front Hongchon is a great1 ccommunist troop staging rea and once was reported to be Chinese generalheadquarters Supply Center UN forces met little resist nce as they probed within sight of he big red supply center Only the ay before reds before Hongchon ought stiff rearguard actiohin icating they would make a last itch stand British Canadian and Aus ralian troops were Avithin 5 miles f Hongchon on the south They were 22 miles south of he 38thparallel A U S 1st cavalry division ank forcestabbed 3 miles for ard Monday to withinS miles of le red center on the southwest U S 1st division marines ap roaching Hongchon from the outheast were reported 6 miles way North Korean resistance col apsed on the eastcentral front Vllied troops moved in quickly be ind the fleeing reds and seized Mount ring a shot Taemi without Seizure of the commanding peak traightened out the eastcentral rontIt was dented 5 miles last a ferocious Korean red ounterattack Front line officers said there was o dangeroffurther buckling of he line in that sector LI Gen Matthew B Ridgway T S 8th army commander told ar corr esp On den ts that UN forces have let a lotof air out of he inflated the Chinese military establishments In 6 days the grinding allied of ensive has killed or wounded bout 33000 communist troops 60 to 1 Ridgway said the ratio of com nunist casualties to UN losses was well over 60 to 1 The commander said e a tremendous victory for the N if the Korean war ended at 38th parallel The parallel was he prewar dividing line between ed North and republican South Corea But Ridgway added he knew f no plan to end the lighting icre If communist China failed to rive us into the sea that would be a defeat for her of incalculable importance Ridgway said The degree to which we de flate her military reputation he continued influences the thinking of millions and millions of people in Asia Eventually it must react on the political action of their gov ernment This would be of tre mendous importance Losses Heavy Ridgway said also that new American troops areappearing in Korea as replacements forcom bat veterans He called it the be ginning of a greatly increased flow of replacements Therchinese nationalist defense ministry reported f that heavy losses have forced the Chinese communists to order more than 200000 more troops to Korea including a whole new army Resolution Supports McKinley Des Moines of H L McKinley St Ansgar potato grower in hisopposition to potato controls was proposed Monday in astate senate resolution prepared by X T Prentis RMount The resolution suggests that congress limit Secretary of Agri culture Brannans power to gov ern by directives and by assum ing legislative powers The resolution says that Bran nan has by arbitrary abuse of forced an unwanted marketing agreement on the po tato growers of Northern Iowa After the Iowa growers had op posed the program 24 to 1 Bran nan blanketed them into a district which was a shameless mandering politicalsham and example of gerry the resolution said tt condemned the referendum that followed as illegal if not fraudulent McKinley has announced his intention to fight the matter as Ear as possible in the courts A government plea for an injunction o prevent him from shipping un graded potatoes was to be heard at Waterloo Monday But bad roads caused postponement of the case It probably will be heard Tuesday Authors of the resolution in ad dition to Prentis were Senators A L Doud Herman Knudson RClear J C Colbrun J P Dyk iouse RRock Leo El hon Herman Lord Harry Weichman and Edward S Parker RIda AP Wlrephow STABBEDWIFE RECEIVES Claire Nemeth 36 receives plasma and emergency treatment at Beth David hospital in New York Sunday aftergetting stab wounds in the chest and back allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband Charles 49 f The husband then stabbed himself in the abdomen with a 10inch kitchen kpife and jumped from the 3rd floor apartment of Mrs Nemeths father His con dition was critical 503 Ballots irr School Board Vote There was almost no voting early Monday morning inMason Citys school election as voters dug but of snowdrifts but it picked up rapidly at noon Theie were 503 votes atr p min he 4 wards compared with 60 at year ago and 94 n 1949 Butthe electionwas uneontested in both 1949 and1950 and this year the names of 6candidates are on the voting machines for he twoposts as school directors The result was expected to be a leavy vote The candidates are the two in cumbents R F Clough and Jay E Decker and Mrs W L Swanson James W Griebling Leo H Ben son and O G Butler The polls are open until 7 p m at 4 places 1stwardrschool ad ministration courthouse basement 3rd ward city hall basement 4th R garage Boththe 1st and 3rd wards re jorted only a half dozen votes cast by midforenoon including the election judges own ballots Dies in Boriibtr Crash San Juan Puerto Rico IT SB25 bomber from Boiling lir force base at Washington D C crashed at St Thomas Satur day killing a sergeant and injuring colonels noneseriously 15 lowans Casualties Washington defense department Sunday night an nounced 15 new Iowa army casual ies in the Korean area including missing in action High Court Refuses to Erase Hiss Term Washington supreme court Monday refused to review the perjury conviction of Alger Hiss The refusal lets stand Hisss conviction and 5 year sen tence given him in a jurys finding that he lied m denying he fed government secrets to Russia from his high state department office Justices Eeed Frankfurter and Claik disqualified themselves from considering Hisss appeal Reed and Frankfurter testified as character witnesses for Hiss at his 1st trial in federal court in New York but at the 2nd I trial which resulted in the conviction Clark rwas attorney general at the time the government prepared its case against Hiss Hiss was convicted onJan 2 1950 has been free on 810000 bail pending supreme court ac tion on his appeal His 1st trial ended July 8 1949 with the jury deadlocked 8 to 4 for conviction Hiss now can ask the high court to reconsider its refusal to accept his appeal If that request is turned down the courts agreement to reconsider is rare the former high level state department of ficial will have to go toprison and begin serving his sentence Atlantic Agricultural Meeting Postponed Atlantic weather has caused the postponement of the scheduled meeting of state and county agricultural leaders here Monday The meeting will be held March 18 Other district meetings in Ottumwa Cedar Rap ids Mason City and Storm Lake will be held as scheduled Collision Delays Passenger Train Chariton yP A trucktrain collision on the south 7th street crossing in Chariton Sunday noon delayed a westbound Burlington passenger train for 3 hours and brought injuries to the truck driv er Paul Spencer 40 of Elkhorri Nebr a driver for Watson Broth ers Co was re portedin good condition Monday at Yocum hospital in Chariton He suffered a broken shoulder anc head lacerations Officials said Spencer apparent ly failed to see the approaching train and drove on to the track m its path The cab of Spencers truck was wrecked but his loac was undisturbed Some damage to the train resulted but the de lay was caused chiefly by a switch which was put out of order by the accident ROWLAND JONES HONORED DCS Bloines R o w I a n c Jones formerly of Le Mars and president of the American Retail Federation Washington D C will be honored at a dinner here Tuesday night by over 200 mem bers of the Associated Retailers of Iowa Mystery Plane Lost in Iowa Snowstorm Vanishes Spencer and fate J a plane believed lost in a izzard in northwest Iowa Sun ay night remained a mystery londay Flares were set out along a retch of highway north of here unday night after reports came om several points of a lowfly g plane which was believed to be seeking a landing place Attempts to make radio con tact with the craft were unsuc cessful When last reported it apparent ly was flying northeastward to ward Minnesota That was at about p m Scores of volunteers aided in ground and radio attempts to help the plane Spotters expressed belief it was a multiengine plane MidCon tinent airlines which operates commercially in the area said all its planes were accounted fof The pilot of an MCA plane who left course to try to contact the lost plane said he saw nothing All military planes at the Rapid City S Dak air base were ac counted for and the municipal airport traffic control center at Kansas City and Omaha had no listings of overdue aircraft of any type First report of the plane came to radio station KICD at Spencer about p m Similar reports came from Estherville Storm Lake Sioux Rapids and Spirit Lake Ben Sanders manager of KICD said his station and numerous ham radio operators attempted without result to make radio contact with the craft Flares were set out along a lengthy stretch of high way 71 by national guardsmen and state patrolmen but there was no response from the plane i GlobeGuette photM TRAFFIC problem presented bythe snow was of course traffic These MasonCity pictures give an idea of the snow removal job The 1st two pictures were taken on 1st N W looking toward Federal avenue They show the same two cars snowed in Sunday evening and Monday morning after the snow plow has passed Clearing sidewalks required moving many tonsof snow Monday Ted Ebbenga is shoveling on the north sideof Mason City high school 26 Inches Falls Over Northwestern Iowa The only thing approaching spring in North Iowa Mon day was the date as the area began to dig out from under the heaviest snowfall of the winter A foot of snow fell in Mason City as much as 26 inches of snow fell in northwestern Iowa and the average depth was 6 to over Erie Cocke Finds Morale Excellent Tokjo ff Erie Cocke Jr Amencan Legion commander saic Monday night he found morale o troops in Koreavery good Cocke made his statement at a farewell party He leaves Monday night for Formosa on his world tour Cocke had visited the Korean battlefront He said the boys in Korea are putting up a very gooc fight and the war is going along well He said he told General Mac Arthur the American Legion fully supported him and his actions in the Korean war All WEATHER Mason City Clearing with di minishing winds Monday nigh and low near 10 above Sunny and cold Tuesday with high near 15 Iowa Snow gradually ending Mon day Clearing and colder Mon day night with low 5 below to 5 above west 10 to 20 above east Partly cloudy and cole Tuesday with high 15 to 20 northwest 20 to 25 southeast Further outlook Partly cloudy with slowly rising temperatur Wednesday Low Wednesday morning near 5 above high in afternoon near 30 Minnesota Snow gradually end ing from the west Monday nigh becoming partly cloudy Tues daj except snow flurries con tinuing neai Lake Superior Colder Monday night Low Mon day night 10 below northwes to 1015 above southeast High Tuesday zero to10 above rioith west 1520 southeast GlobeGazette weatherstatistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday March 12 Maximum 28 Minimum 19 At 8 a m 19 Precipitation 120 inches Snowfall 12 inches YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 14 1 GlobeGazette weather statistics ror the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday March 11 Maximum 30 Minimum 25 At 8 a ml 26 Snow 5 inches SAME DATE M Wkltt flii ttatfe ti state Eightytwo North Iowa schools were shut to be a record iorVthe winter 18 cities mthestate were cutoff from long distance telephone serv ice The storm forcedpostpone ment of the substate high school basketball tourneys day night SnowHits 5 The snowfall which was heavy and general in Iowa Minnesota western part of South Dakota and Nebraska and northwest Illinois covered highways vhard packed snow or ice Highways around Mason City and m Chickasaw Floyd and Hancock counties were reported passable only with chains Motorists were lequested to keep off them fin Wmnebagocounty highways were blocked and plows began working onthem about 8 a m Monday Highways in northwest Iowa were reported blocked Highway 65 in Franklin county was open to oneway traffic only Highway 3 was blocked both east and west of Hampton Most high ways were open to oneway traf fic east and west of Waterloo Schools Listed Roads throughout the state were dotted with ditched cais the pa tiol said Schools closed in North Iowa were St Joseph and Holy Family m Mason City Kensett Plymouth Scarville Northwood Hayfield Titonka Ventura Riceville Fer tile Alexandei Marble Rock Thornton Allison Mitchell Cha pin Grafton Swaledale St Ansgar Carpen ter Forest City Hanlontown Osage Rock Falls Franklin Con solidated Nora Springs Woden Joice Floyd Sheffield Belmond Crystal Lake Nashua Mason No 4 at Cential Heights Sacred Heart of Manly Hubbard Rake Kana wha Rock Falls Iowa Falls Me Intyre Orchard Sacred Heart Rockwell Klem me Wesley Gieene Lake Mills Rockford Buffalo Center Leland Ledyard Consolidated Thompson Rockwell Lit tle Ceda Britt Rudd Manly There wasschoolbut no buses at Elma Garner Lakota Cleat Lake and Charles City Bip Snowfalls Reporting bigsnowfalls in Iowa were Spirit Lake 26 inches Spen cer 23 Vinton and Montezumai 18 fowa City Dumont Cedar Rapids and Fairfield 16 The Chicago and North Western railroadin Mason City said Mon day they were running no freight rains because of heavy drifting hroughoutthe area the railroad services Jefferson bus lines re sorted some buses were running ate The Rock Island Rocket due n Mason City at m was reported an hour and a half late One man was thought to have erished in the storm He was Roy Williams 64 Ackworth who has been missing since he got out of a car on highway 92 near Indianola Sunday afternoon Williams in ended to walk to his farm 3i niles from the spot where he left his car and hasnt been seen since 6M Plows Out At Ames the Iowa highway commission said it has an esti mated 600 snowplows battling rifts on primary roads 0 L Jamison veteran commis ion maintenance engineer said   

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