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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lows Doily Newspaper Mtted fat the Home UTY jLOBEbAZETTE TMl NIWSPAPIt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NtlGHfORS HOME EDITION VOLLVH fnm Ualtod PitM Full tww Cepyt MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 6 It51 Paptr CoatifU of Two SocUoni One Man Opinion A CmuneaUrr W CARL HALL Editor Waiting for Word From Home I have a hunch that if everybody in America who believes that something ought to be done about calendar reform would take the trouble to let his voice be heard something would be in rather short our an tiquated system for measuring time When the matter was before the United Nations a few months ago the influence of the United States representatives was against taking action even though the World cal endar proposal had the formal backing of numerous other mem ber nations Why No explanation was offered by our UN representatives for their negative and tinprogressive course of action at the time But it has cometo light of late in the form of a state department statement of policy Quite a few words were used in the statement but it boiled down to this simple fact Were waiting to hear the voice of the American people J Announced The statement followed what is referred to as a thorough examin ation of the subject of calendar re form and the World calendar It embraced 3 specific deci lions 1 The state department will not concern itself with anypossible religious aspect of calendar re it doesnt need to for the reason that among nonfanati cal sects no issue has been raised 2 The department will not take definite action toward inter national adoption of a new calen dar without mass popular support within the United States as dem onstrated and expressed through congressional channels 3 Despite its past negative atti tude the department of state is sympathetic to the efforts on be halfof the World calendar and ap proves the supporters of revision as seeking to strengthen and im prove the patterns of world under Green Placed in Charce In keeping decision to deal with only the civil social and of calendar re form responsibility in thisarea has been reposed in James T Green acting director of the of fice United Nations economic and social affairs of the depart ment of state support of the second decisio to which Ive one in sisting on a show of popular bless ing the state department had this to say It has been concluded that while proposals for calendar re form have many merits it woul be extremely difficult to put such projects into effect until mass pop ular support within the United States has been demonstrated The department therefore feels it can not devote further attention to the question of calendar reform unti such widespread support has been expressed through congressional channels Then there was this signilican postscript Should the congress take th lead in a proposal of this kind the department of state would feel no onlyvfhat it had a mandate bu also that the chances of success o international action would be more assured Lajrlnr It on the Line In view the statement con cluded of these considerations the department does not feel i can take any initiative in placing calendar reform on the agenda o any international body If other governments desire to do so the position which any United States delegation will take at a particular meeting will have to be deter mined at that time in the light of congressional and public opinion and with regard to the views of other delegations And that ladies and gentlemen is what is commonly referred to as laying it on the line The state department has taken a po sition highly supportable in a dem ocracy namely that in a matter as important as calendar reform and as easily understandable the will of the people should prevail And that will must make itself manifest through congressional en actment Some will take the position as indeed Senator Estes Kefauver al ready did as recently as May 26 of this year that the matter of calen dar reform could be best expedited by our congress if it came before senate and house in the form of a resolution previously adopted and recommended by the United Nations Its Up to Our Congress I feel he asserted that con gress would give the matter favor able consideration if it were rec ommended by the United Nations This reasoning proceeds from the premise that calendar reform is essentially an international sub ject for international approval But the state department with last word on what our represen tatives in UN shall do and say CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 V Expect Resumption of Fire Conference Wednesday MISS NANCY JANE NORMAN Nancy Norman Is Miss Iowa 1951 By DICK HABEEf Clear Jane Nor man a blueeyed brownette from Shenandoah who doesnt want to get married for a long crowned Miss I o wa at Clear Lake Saturday night The crowningof the 19yearolc University of Nebraska student climaxed the weekend Governors days celebration On hand to be stow the award sought by 11other jeautiful contestants was Gov William S Beardsley Ive crowned many queens he said But this is the first time Ive crowned Miss Iowa As Henry Charles orchestra played Oh You Beautiful Doll he 12 contestants were introduced on the bandstand of the Surf ball A capacity throng of thou sands attended the event Ballots Ketabulated The announcement of who was o be Miss Iowa was delayed when he judges decided to retabulate the ballots It was very close one judge aid He referred to the close race fiven Miss Norman by Barbara McWhorter Miss Algona the irst runner up and Herma Joan Twedt Ames Miss Story County the second runner up Miss Norman who is studying oice at the University of Nebras ka and will be a junior this fall aid she has ambitions to be a oncert singer Maybe the Metropolitan opera s too big a goal she said but d like to sing concerts Miss Iowa is a lyric soprano nd she confessed that her inter sts run more to creative things han domestic things like cook ng Mother Is Proud Miss Norman is the daughter of Mrs Harry Norman a widow who said she didnt think her aughter would win the contest but Im certainly very proud of er The new Miss Iowa said she adnt counted her loot but her rizes included a set of luggage free trip to Atlantic City for crself and her mother a liberal V expense allowance and a trip to Florida If Miss Norman wins the Atlantic City Miss America con test she will receive 55000 in cash f Bob Erickson staff announcer of radio station KRIB chairman of the Junior and co Chamber State Legislators Cold Toward Special Session Hot on Liquor Enforcement McCORMACK Clear Lake of the Iowa legislature ap parently is running cold toward a special session and warm on strict enforcement of the states beer and liquor laws This wasindicated by an Associated Press poll of 70 legislators who attended Clear Lakes annual Governors day celebration Saturday The votewas about 5 to 1 against a special session and the same for strict enforcement There legislature positions some of which are vacant now T u e s day Gov William S Beardsley will receive i formal request for a special session from 10 representatives of about 50 mu nicipalities All mayors in the state have been asked to join in calling the governor Only the governor can call a specialsession No Letters Beardsley said Saturday he had not received a single letter from a legislator asking a special ses sion Those who want one say an act of the 1951 legislature has stymied bond financing of mu nicipal improvements The last session put lower limi tations on municipal levies for various purposes including the fi nancing of improvement bonds Those who say they cannot mar ket their bonds under the present aw want to go back to the pre sale of liquor by the drink Some said If this doesnt make things better than they are we can try something else Among the comments on en forcement were these i The bad ones beef licensees are creating a bad situation for aU ol them If the public is dissatisfied with the present law it should be changed But we should follow the law until it is changed vious law Fifteen senators and 35 house Thelegislators whether they go another are the state liquor con trol commission and the attorney generals office were asked along on the strict enforcement or whether hey were satisfied with the situa tion the way it was before the new effort began Some Opposed Twelve senators and 39 repre sentatives said theyfavor strict enforcement Four senators and 7 louse members expressed opposi tion to it Three senators and 5 theyques tion Many of those who saidtheyi members answered the poll by saying they see no need for arspe cial session now One senator and 11 house members said they favor aspecial sessionThree senators and 5 representatives declined to statetheir positions The state beer permit board is moving toward strict enforcemenl of the beer and liquor laws Join ing in the drivein one way ordraltedr They dont want a sun Make It I favor liquor by the drink There wouldnt be as much trouble as there is now W shouldnt continue half way en forcement People will always hav liquor The harder you the more people want it That just human nature As long as the situation is it is lets legalize it and enforcemen should be strictly a local matter without interference from state i The beer board is trying to penalize the whole state jus to clean up Des Moines 1 looks like a political buildup to me Comments on the proposed spe cial session If there is any real hardship shown I would be for a specia session but not as of now The lawyers who are crilaci zing the now wouldnt help it when the till was beini stand for strict enforcement said a law ought to be enforced be cause it is a law However a onsiderable number of the same awmakers said they believe the ilme has come when a change must be made They suggested a local option ilan or a restricted licensing for pie law Wants Limits There ought to be limitations such as those provided by the las legislature on the amount o money municipalities can spend at one time for improvements Previous to Governors day ii sad been suggested that mem bers of the committee of 10 which to call on the governor con tact members of the legislature at Governors day However in at Isast one com munity where officials are leading the move for a special session the officials were advised not to contact the legislators The the ory was that 1That would be bypassing the governor and 2 Buttonholing the lawmakers would antagonize them NEW CHURCH OPENS Alta The New Trinity Lutheran church opened here Sunday of Commerce sponsored event said and hermother will depart Sept 2 from the Mason City municipal air port for Atlantic City The crowning of Miss Norrrian ended a daylong celebration which began when Governor Beardsley arrived at the city dock and wasgreeted by Mayor W H Ward All About ftUOUl The Weather Mason City Clear Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night near 64 High Tuesday 84 town Clear Monday night with lows 60 to 70 Sunny most of state Tuesday and not so warm high 80 to 85 Further outlook Continued fair and dry Wed nesday and Thursday with highs in upper 80s Minnesota Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday Warmer northeast Tuesday Low Mon day night 5560 High Tuesday 7882 north 8286 south GlobeGazette weather data up 0 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 73 56 73 80 60 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 59 62 Trace 77 56 AP Wirephoto BARREL BUT NO HILL Two brothers and friends search for the Tody of William Red Hill 38yearold riverman who died Sunday in a vain attempt to go over the Canadian Tails at Niagara Falls Ont One of Hills shoes was found among the smashed inner tubes which made up Hills barrel Hill was found Monday morning Hiirs Brother Will Attempt Niagara Ride Plans on Using Steel Barrel Falls Ont iam Red hill pressed his luck oo far and lost his life trying to o over Magara Palls in a home made rubber barrel But already Ms younger broth er Lloyd is preparing to try the same daredevil feat in a stee arrel Lloyd said Sunday nighi A GOVERNOR CROWNS A Beardsley crowns Miss Nancy Jane Norman Miss Iowa 1951 at the Surf ballroom in Clear Lake Saturday night Miss Norman 19 who entered the beauty pageant as Miss Southwest Iowa is from Shenandoah She will be a junior at the University of Nebraska this fall and is a voice major probably make his attempt nextSunday The 38yearold Red had eased fate for years on the treacherous rapids of the Niagara river His ambition was to become he 4th person to go over the falls and live But Sunday with 200000 spec ators lining the river banks his rubber barrel failed him and he was swept to death over the 165 oot Canadian Horseshoe falls He was the 3rd person to die in the attempt Searchers found Hills body tfonday morning in the lower iver basin at the Maid of the list companys Canadian dock fope had been abandoned Sun ay when Hills shoes were oiind in the innertube barrel Hills barrel was made out of 4 old innertubes inflated and ound together with cotton can as and heavy iish netting daped like a jelly roll dqseci at both ends with an air niattress inside to help him breathe The barrel weighed 100 pounds Hill weighed 150 Hill calmly told newsmen be fore the trip that his contraption HEADS IOWA 40 A L Jewell Mason City elected grand chef de are ot the Iowa 40 Jfc 8 at the statecon vention of the American Legions fun and service auxiliary in Des Moines Sunday Jewell was com mander of ClansenWorden post of the Legion in 1944 4th dis trict commander of the Lecion in 1947 vice commander of the Iowa department of the Lefion in 194748 fraud chef de train vice commander of the Iowa 40 8 in 194849 Junior Lesion baseball chairman of the Iowa department ML 19484950 and Iowa department athletic chair man in 195051 Add to Red Cross Relief Fund Bed Cross flood relief contribu ors here Saturday added would be the safest thing everlto the Cerro Gordo county chapter ffif a 4AXnl t M made for the 2WomenHurt 1 in Auto Upset CrescorTwo Quincy HL women were in a hospital at New Hampton Monday with injuries suffered when their car left the road and plunged into a ditch on lighway 63 seventeen miles south west of here Sunday Mrs Dorothy Schmitt suffered a brain concussion body bruises and cuts on the head Mrs Betty lotworthy suffered head cuts and body bruises Mrs Schmitt was driving when she apparently lost control while going south Sheriff Percy Haven said the car went into the ditch on the right side of the highway came back up on to the paving hen went into the ditch on the eft side and rolled over The damage to the car was estimated at fund raising the total to Receipts Saturday At bank booths At liquor store booths At Hed Cross office Total raised Saturday 5973 731 5000 Raised previously 145339 Total to Needed to reach quota jlq 48357 Cerro Gordo quota SAME CWhIU fUf neani tnrftu iltila Draft Reply ta Enemy Apology Argument Over Troops in Kaesong Br JIMBECKEK Tokyo fPj Word frqm Gen Matthew B Ridgway that the stalled Korean armistice talks will be resumed was expected at any time Tuesday but Wednesday ap peared the earliest likely date the allied negotiators could meet the reds again at Kaesong ViceAdm C Turner Jojr and 3 other members of the firman United Nations delegation flew to Tokyo late Monday and conferred privately with GeneralRidgway An aidesaid later that General Ridgway was preparing a message of reply to the communist apology for presence of1 armed troops in Kaesong Saturday However Admiral Joy at his home in Tokyo early Monday so any resumption of the Kaesonff meetings before Wednesday seemed only dimly possible The supreme commander caned off the talks Sunday morning He charged the reds with violation of Kaesbngs neutrality Late Monday afternoon Vice Ad miral C Turner Joy senior UK delegate land other allied nego tiators flew to Tokyo from Korea Guarantee Wanted 4 They immediately jwent into con ferencewithRidgwayatJMi bead quarters c The conference hours later turned to his home v In breaking off the talks Sun day morning assurances that armed redjrodpt would not again violate Kaetonff neutrality N About 150 Chinese soldiers marched a iew hundred yards ot the UN staff house during the luncheon They carried rifles machine guna and hand grenades An AceMenf The reds ping radio Monday and asked that talks be resumed immediate ly They said it was an and that stepswere being taken to insure the incident wouldnt be repeated v They also replied directly ta Ridgway but the text of that mes sage was not disclosed If the talks resume Tuesday the reds and allies will again come to grips on the problem of a fire buffer zone The reds want it along the 38th parallel prewar political border between North and South Korea The UN wants it in effect the line now generally held hy the UN forces much of which in North Korea R Ridgways headquarters outlined the allied demand Monday in a statement issued to set at rest speculation Position Nullified The statement nullified a presi release issued by the civil infor mation and education division of supreme allied headquartersSat urday The release said the allies were demanding a buffer zone somewhere between the present aattle line and the Yalu river on the Manchunan border Joy was accompanied to Tokyo by Maj Gen L C Craigie Maj Gen H L Hodes and Rear Adm Arleigh Burke Mai Gen Paik 3un Yup South Korean represen tative on the 5man allied team sresumably stayed behind in Sorea AP Correspondent Robert B Cuckman atthe advance base said he opinion there was that the Tokyo conference would consider whether the red reply was accept able or whether Ridgway should demand ironclad guarantees that Kaesongs neutralitywould not be violated There was some speculation Ridgway may have seized upon the to bring to a head the deadlock over where the buf ferzone should be established Joy himself did not formally protest the troop incident at Sat urdays meeting He merely noted it for the record Peiping radio propaganda mouthpiece for the red Chinese government explained that the soldiers were communist guards on their way to a discussion meet ing It admitted the soldiers had carried improper weapons and said they entered the conference area by mistake The broadcast said Lt Gen Nam 1 chief communist delegate at Kaesong ordered a full report on the incident He then ordered a iaison officer to notify the U N truce team strict orders bad   

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