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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A L L NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Appointed 1renn and United Iress Full Ieane Seven Cents a MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 11 1954 Paper Consists of Two No I One Afons Opinion A Radio Commentary W EARL HALL Managing Editor But Mark Twain Didnt Say It YT wasnt Mark Twain who said Everybody TALKS about the weather but nobody ever DOES anything about Thats the first of a number o unrelated and unimportant things Id like to discuss in thii little visit with you This little gem uhich has been credited to perhaps Americas bes known humorist of all time is ac tually the product of a man named Charles Dudley Warner It ap peared first on the editorial page of the Hartford Conn Courant o which Mr Warner was editor for a number of years By an interesting coincidence Charles Dudley Warner was friend and neighbor of Mark Twain whose real name jf youve forgotten was Samuel Clemens But that isnt the reason that the clever observation has been so generally credited to the former resident of Hannibal Mo The real reason is that its the sort of thing Mark Twain OUGHT to have said It sounds just like him Its typical of his humor Thats the way it is and al ways has been in the matter of citing the authorship of quips and gems of wisdom Shakespeare has been credited times without num ber with turning out words taken from the Bible and Ive no doubt the reverse of this is true Thit Gets If by some wholly unlikely quirk of chance I should give ut terance to some capsule ofearth shaking profundity in my editori als or indeed in this commentary Im quite sure I wouldnt get credil for it Somebody inevitably wouk rise up to say That sounds like Shakespeare Or maybe Tha lounds like Mark Twain Well thats exactly what hap pened to Charles Dudley Warner The first fellow said That SOUNDS likeMark Twain Am the next fellow said That IS Mark Twain So it has been for something over half a a voice cries foVfn as in this instance but thepublic just doesnt want to get set right on such a comfortable fallacy The reasoning Js thatif Mark Twain didnt say everybody talks about the weather but nobody does any thing about it well he should have A Scarcely a week passes in my life without at least one repetition of this false accreditation coming to my attention Sometimes its in a publicity release of some sort sometimes its in a news story in an exchange newspaper At least once it gotinto our own news col umns and was my face red Just what it would take to set things aright I dont know Its been said that falsehood and gossip fly on fleeter wings than truth and this might be a case in point At this moment an bright Idea I to me Its this If Readers Digest with its multiplied millions of readers could be induced to give space to a little item presenting the truth about this weather paragraph it might help to get credit where it Is due There would be a special fitness aboutthe matter Mark Twain has fame enoughHe doesnt need to trade on the nimble wit of an other He had one of his own On the other hand this paragraph constituted the one best bid to fame by Charles Dudley Warner Giving him the credit due him might give him a place in history That of same line lets turn to the words for which Franklin D Roosevelt may be longest remem bered They are from his first in augural address and follow WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF They were accepted as a trumpet call by a new leader to a despond ent people Because they were spoken and therefore not in quo tation marks most Americans be lievedthose brave words to have been original with FDR Such however was not the case The same thought in almost the same words has been uttered many many times down through the centuries It doesnt detract from their effectiveness as a pre scription for our nationsillness of the moment to point out that they were old old stuff As early as 1575 nearly 400 years ago St Theresa of Avila wrote Whenever conscience commands anything there is only one thing to fear and is fear1 Whether he was cribbing or not PACE J MOMMIE IM STILL chirped twoyear old Jimmy Reach as he was carried from a Burbank Calif hospital in the arms of his mother after an emergenty stomach pumping Jimmy at a drivein theater with his mother Mrs Marjorie Resch and his two brothers showed his mother an empty bottle of nitreglycerine pills saying Look Mommie all gone Mrs Resch uses the pills for a heart stimulant e Asks Frozen Farm Surpluses Labor Changes 14Points in TH Law Amendments WASHINGTON Eisenhower Monday proposed to Congress a 14point program for changing the TaftHartley labor management law including a plan to have union strike votes con ducted by the government in se cret In a special message spelling out his labor program for 1954 lie said that because of recent progress in labormanagement re lations no drastic legislative in novations in this field are de sirable or required at this time His recommendation for conduct ing strike votes under government auspices was phrased this way In the employeremploye rela tionship there is nothing which so vitally affects the individual em ploye as the loss of his pay when tie is called on strike In such an important decision he should have an opportunity to express his free secret ballot held under government auspices The strike vote provision ap I pea red to be the only entirely new recommendation by the President THe other points had been large ly covered in Labor Department recommendations dating back to a program submitted by former Secretary of Labor Martin P AilOut Drive WASHINGTON n i o n officials said Monday that labor it launching an ailout drive to get administration and Con gress to halt rising unemploy ment Government experts estimate that the number of jobless may pass the 2000000 mark by sev eral hundred thousand this month This woufd be higher than January in 1953 and 1952 about the same as 11951 and about half the 194950 peak The CIO and AFL contend that the job situation actuallyis worse than the government fig Durkin who quit last summer in a dispute over the extent of the pro posed changes in the labor law Mr Eisenhowers proposals would liberalize greatly present provi sions of the Jaw covering injunctions and secondary boycotts These two recommendations have been pushed by organized labor particularly the American Federation of Labor Present law requires the general counsel of the National Labor Re lations Board to seek an antistrike court order in the case of second ary boycotts Mr Eisenhower proposed how ever that this injuncuvc process in secondary boycotts be discre tionary rather than mandatory Mr Eisenhower also recom mended that when an injunction is issued under the national labor relations law and where a union contract exists the Federal Media tion and Conciliation Service should set up a special local board to meet with the disputants in an effort to reach a settlement The chief executive made good on a longstanding promise to seek a change in a section of the Taft Hartley law which labor has said could be used for union busting The President noted that under the present law workers striking for wage increases are prohibited from voting in elections to select union representation In order to make it impossible for an employer to use this pro vision to destroy a union of his employes the President recom mended that in strikes involving wages the NLRB be prohibited from considering an employers plea challenging the representation rights of a striking union AP Wtrepholo SOMETHING OLD Magnani Marengo 17 proudly displays a family heirloom gar ter she wore at her wedding Sunday to one of her brides maids Abele at Stock ton Calif The sirl Miss Uni verse of married Ronnie Marengo 21 Thomas Braniff Dies in Louisiana Plane Crash Airline Head Ten Others in Private Plane SIIREVEPORT La fft The presidents of Braniff International Airways and Texas Eastern Gas Transmission Co and 10 hunting companions were killed in the crash of their private plane Sun day night as they returned from a duck hunting trip Theplane smashed into an un occupied house and burned for more than two hours There were no survivors The dead includedairlines presi dent Thomas Braniff of Dallas Tex and R H Hargrove of Shreveport president of Texas Eastern which operates the famed Big Inch and Little Inch gas pipeline to the east on Wings The big seaplane owned by United Gas Co went down at Wallace Lake 10 miles south of here after ice formed on its wings T J Rucker of Shreveport the first on the scene said I was driving to the lake when I heard the crash I got there and saw as sistance was impossible I drove to he Forbing community and called Ihe CAA office at the Shreveport Municipal Airport United Gas said the passenger list included Braniff 70yearoldaviation pio leer who began a commercial fly ing company in 1928 and saw it Tow into a major airline Hargrove 57yearold president of Texas Eastern and former pres ident of American Gas Assn who was a former adviser for the Petroleum Administration for De ense Leading Banker Chris Abbott 65 Hyarinls Neb one of Nebraskas leading bankers and a director of tW Mutual Bene it Health and Accident Assn the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co and the Union Stockjards iri Oma ha Edgar Tobin 58 San Antonio Tex headof a large aerial map ling firm and a World War I fly ng ace with Eddie Rickenbackers Darned HatintheRing squadron Justin R Querbes Sr 61 di rector of Shreveports FirstNa ional Bank president of an in surance the leader of the citys community chest drives Randolph Querbes Sr 59 his brother and a wholesale electrical company head E Bernard Weiss Shreveport vice president of GoJdrings Inc a clothing chain with 50 stores Milton WeissDallas Tex his rother and manager of Volks a arge Dallasclothing uaurcvx J PEvans 69 a Shreveport LebanonIIIHe was traveling on ndepcndent oil producer t behalf of the company j former member of the Staff John B Atkins Sr 56 a Shreve xrt oilman and chairman bf the board of two Shreveport bfl firms Schexnaydre pilots of Houma PLANECRASH INJURES pilot copilot and one resident injured in Burbank Calif when a converted B26 bomber crashed and burned Sunday m thus area A wingtip of fhe plane slashed through a hightension power Jne then swerved demolishing a garage and damaging two other garages and a home Believe 35 Die in Crash PORTO AZZURO Americans were listed Monday among the 35 persons missing and feared dead in the crash of a British Comet jetliner in the Tyr rhenian Sea off Elbas Point Calamity A fishing1 boat recovered 15 bod ies Sunday Planes and ships kept up the search Monday for the other 20 aboard the SingappretoLohdon pride of British air transportThe airship plunged sea Sun day morning between poleons island Wexile and the Isle of Montecristo offtthe north west coastiof Peninsula The governmentowned British OverseasAirwaysr operator ofthe Comet identified theAmerican passengers as of LimaOhio andH E Schuch mann of I the Ma cM ill an Publish ing Co of New iYdfk office said 29 was a nativeof of the 111 iPanti graph Schuchniannattended the Bit kviiukiiiiiuiiiiMiiciiueu me Buddy Huddleston 30 and Louis University of Chicago and Oxford University in England Skiing Too Dongerous SALT LAKE CITY WRFormer Cpl J Dell Kingston was a para World War n and he alsohit the silk over Korea Several years ago he fellinto a breadkneading machine and man ufacturers of the device said he was the only man ever to escape from one alive maneuvers near Oita Kyushu Japan on Feb 26 1953 ne dived into a river and rescued a paratrooper who had become entangled inhis chute But Armyofficers who Saturday presented him a citation for the rescue found him in a hospital his leg in a huge cast Skiing1 he explained thats dangerous Russia U S Launch First Atomic Parley WASHINGTON of State John Foster Dulles and Russian Ambassador Georgi N Zarubin conferred secretly for half an hour Monday Eis enhowers proposalto create a world uranium to develop peaceful usesof atomic energy Officials said nofinaldecisions were reached in Mondays talks and and Zarubin planned to get together again before the end of next week The official objective of the talks is merely to arrange the time place and agendal of a conference of major atomic Actually however informed sources saidDulIes hopes the con versations will show definitely whether the Russians are seriously considering the Presidents plan or merelyagreed todiscuss it for propaganda reasons It ispartiy Vtest Soviet sincer ity infact that Dulles press for firm agreement on the conference procedures so the Rus sians may not use them later to snarl negotiations meetings were arranged after the Soviet Union agreed to confer on EisenhowtrJs proposalwhich he laid before the world in a United Nations speech Reds Officially Request Resumption of Conference PANMUNJOM Korea Communists asked Mon day for resumption of preliminary talks for a Korean peac conference butthe top American peace off icial in Korea said it is to agree come through the State De Kenneth Young who was ieft behind when Arthur H Dean walked but on negotia tions Dec 12 I have sent the request on to Young said andam awaiting official reaction Young said the Communist note through Pahmunjom sug gested liaison officers of both sides meet at 11 a m Wednesday to discuss the time for resuming the negotiations TheCommunist note was deliv ered to Young late Monday after noon V He later discussed it at dinner with US Ambassador South Korea EUis O Briggs but they refused to comment other than to say it had been sent to Washing ton The note was signed by the Red peace negotiators Chinas Huang Hua and North Koreas Ki Suk Bok Dean the UN envoy walked out of the Pahmunjom negotiations after seven nearly fruitless weeks Godfrey in Air Incident NEW YORK Civil Aero nautics Administration said Mon day it is checking reports that Ar hur Godfrey buzzed the control ower at Teterboro NJ Airport in his private plane ACAA spokesman said the in ident occurred after a takeoff y the television star last Thursday afternoon in his DC3 and that the CAA check still is going on Neither the CAA spokesman nor Teterboro control tower crewmen would discuss details of the inci Jent but it was reported Godfrey aecame miffed when ordered to ake off on a runway he didnt want to use The New York Daily News said odfrey then buzzed the tower alarming the control men The Vews said lose his icenseas a result of the f it was a willful gesture SAME DATIlttt11 BLACK FLAG MEANS TBAFF1O DEATH IN FAST 24 BOUBS New York Is Buried Under Heavy Snow NEW e a rblizzard conditions brought New York Citys worst snowstorm in five years Monday Reports from along the Northern Seaboard indicated the city was getting the full brunt of the wide ranging storm Eight inches of snow had fallen by morning and the Weather Bu reau predicted a fall in excess of 15 inches before the storm sub sides early Tuesday morning Strong winds were expected to ause deep drifts in open areas Southern New England was ex pected to get a foot of snow with an estimated four to six inches predicted for Northern New Eng land Strong to gale winds result ing indeep drifts were forecast Temperatures ranged as low as 23 degrees below zero at Caribou Me The Weather Bureau predicted E o u r inches of snow for upstate Sew York where temperatures tumbled well below zero On The Defeats fUdgers for Big Victory Consider Consolidation of School at Nora Springs 7 About The Weather City Cold wave withtern pcratures reaching lows of 10 to 15 below zero by early Tuesday morning Cold wave with temperatures 5 to 15 below north Continued cold Tuesday Minnesota Mostly fair through Tuesday 31obe Gazette weather data up o 8 amMonday Maximum f 19 Minimum 2 At 8 2 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 0 Also Calls for Flexible Price Plan Says Foreign Markets Vital WASHINGTON President lisenhower recommended Monday hat 2Vi billion dollars of present arm surpluses be frozen from markets and that the gov irnment move into a flexible farm price support program In a special message to Con ress the President said the agri cultural problem is as serious and complex as any confronting he legislators Immediate action is heeded he told them to arrest the grow ng threat to our present agricul ural program and to prevent the subsequent economic distress that could follow in our farming areas Flexible Supports As he did in his State tha Jnion message last week the Pres dent said a flexible price support plan must be the backbone of new arm programs Eisenhower also said special em phasis in the future must be placed n efforts to develop foreign mar kets for agricultures greatly ex panded productive capacity Under his proposal to freeze certain surpluses the excess sup ply of these commodities such as wheat and corn would be isolated from the market so as not to have a depressing effect on prices Under the flexible program gov ernment price guarantees would be high in time of shortages to en courage Iowin times of surpluses consumption and over production The President said the present a r b o r n mandatory supports should be permitted to expire at the end of this crop year A farm said first if all should assist agriculture to earn its proportionate share of the national income It must likewise aim at stability in farm income There should therefore be no wide ear to year fluctuation in the level f price support Both Interests He said too that a farm pro rram must fairly represent the in erests of both producers and con umers The government supports prices f farm products by stepping into ie market and buying whenever he price drops to the support level r by making loans to farmers at the support level The farmers crop is security for ic loan If prices go down he can lect not to pay the loan leaving he crop to the government If rices go up he can pay off the oan take back his crop and sell As to specific crops the pro ram outlined Monday offered lit le that was new except in the ase of wool For this commodity the President suggested the use of production payments as a method of assuring producers fair income Such payments were a feature oC the controversial farm program ad vanced in 1949 by President Tru mans then secretary of agriculture Charles FBrarinan but never ac cepted by Congress The government would make di rect payments from the Treasury to domestic producers in order that these payments when added to the average market price for the sea son would raise the average re turn per pound to 90 per cent of parity No For such commodities as meat animals dairy products poultry and eggs tobaccoj soybeans cot tonseed flax fruits and vegetables and sugar the President proposed no changes from present programs The flexible price support plan under which price would move up or down with changesin supplies would be ap plied to wheat cotton rice corn arid peanuts In urging flexible for cotton a n d wheat the President said the major problem in to which win belfr farmers gain foreign buyers Ho said present high rigid wpportav stimulate competition by for producers and reduce US ports i   

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