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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edtled ior the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A LL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION Iress and Uniled Kull Lease Seven Cento a Copy MASON CJTY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 1954 Paper Consijitis ot Two One NO m One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Editors Deal With the Passing Show MOT so long ago a large and reputable book publishing house asked to examine some of Hie nearly BOO manuscripts Ive saved from this onccaweek quar ter hour broadcast in the past 11 years The chore was undertaken at the request or an author friend Hnrtzcll Spence who thought may be there was suitable material for a book in my stuff 1 didnt think so and gave my reasons chief of which is that as an editor I deal with the passing show I write for the day not fo the future Much that goes into my editorials and these weekly radio visits would be outdated before i could be tucked into a book The material was submitted with misgivings and ultimately there was agreement on the part of the publishing house that my appraisa of rny own material was sound I 1 ever gel my name on the cover of a book Im going to have to start from scratch Im not going to be able to do it the easy way Of that Im quite sure It occurred to me that in this little visit with you 1 might pass along some illustrations of the thing Ive pointed out Ill hope that the subjects touched on bold an interest at the moment but Im not optimistic enough to think theyd have any permanent value More Than a Buffoon Lcts start with the best known radio personality Arthur Godfrey A syndicated of the minor ones recently referred to him in deprecating terms Twice in a single release he tooka leftto thejasv swing at Godfrey and again he landed a glancing blow by In cluding htm in the general class of buffoons character namwlHarris led off by classifying Godfrey man of little talent even in his chosen field A few paragraphs later he prophesied that 50 years from now Godfrey will not even be remembered by name Here he drew a contrast with the late Dy lan Thomas the Welshman who according to Harris svill rank as the supreme lyric poet of our age Whos saying all this I asked editorially A wordslinger named Sydney J us We arent passing so lightly over a buffoon who for 20 years or so has been bringing laughter and happiness to literally millions of his fellow Americans each day What Poet Could Do It Understand I added in my ed itorial we have nothing whatever against lyric poetry or lyric poets We can take cm or leave em But offhand we think of no lyric poet capable of holding an audience of Slash Butter Supports by 8 Cents Reveal Loyalty Firings in U S Treasury Dept grcss WASHINGTON WvTho Treasury department has informed Con s that out of 130 security dismissals or forced resignations ir found to be disloyal persons under standards since millions for an hour and a half daily year after year The point we would make is that in our ccstacy for things liter ary we dont have to make snide remarks about those who by any reliable measuring stick have dis tinguished themselves in other fields The Welsh poet is undoubtedly entitled to highest posthumous rec ognition Were pleased to learn that a fund is being raised to pay the return fare to Wales for his widow and three children left im poverished by his untimely death But that hasnt anything what ever to do with Arthur unless it can be proved that this amazing figure of radio and TV found time in his busy life to plant some poison in the Welsh poets coffee And we havent heard that Well about the only interest this editorial could possibly hold for the future wouid have to do with the two forecasts by the critical that Godfrey will not even be remembered by name a century from now the other that Dylan Thomas will rank as the supreme lyric poet of our age How to Get a Pay Hike Changing now to another subject of fleeting of how to get a pay raise Fortune Magazine In a recent issue made this a sub ject of special attention by report ing the views of 51 lopflight cor poration executives The fact that I wasnt asked for f n opinion didnt you can be sure keep me from offering one It to be that the article skirt ed or missed altogether the one test idea on the subject of to get ahead on a job And that idea which Ive seen as rin employe ns well as aa employer is wrapped up in this CONTINUED ON PACE 2 Thf information was given to the House Appropriations Committee hich published it Monday by Elbert P Tultle a Monday by Elbert P Tultle acting security officer for the department which has about 77000 employes The committee was considering the departments budget request A man doesnt have to be disloyal to be classed as a security risk luttle said He might be given a dangerous rating if he were a rULBed imliviilnnl vuith to rugged individual with behind the Iron Curtain he added In a separate report on the cus tqms service whose 8000 employes supervise imports inlo Ihe Uniled States it was disclosed thai six persons were dismissed lasl year as security risks Customs Com missioner David B Stnibninger said all six appeared to have hac contact with Communists Least the records indicate there was a contact or there had been a previous membership lo such an extent we felt it was a definite security risk he said Tutlle gave the information about the Treasury Departmen sccurily dismissals under repeated demands from Hep Gary DVa Many Protests A number of Democrats in Con gross have protested that Repub licans have sought lo give Ihe im pression that most of the 2200 per sons the adminislration says were dropped from Ihe federal payrol lasl year under its security pro gram were subversives Demo crats claim a big majority of the 2200 resigned or were fired for reasons other than loyalty and tha many of them simply transferred to other government agencies Gary said he objected to lump ing all security risks together and including Communists alco holies and persons with other ob jeclionable traits in the same cale There is a difference between i man being an alcoholic which is n disease and being a Communist whichis a traitor he said He said he believes the American people are entitled to know just how many of the 2200 security cases nvolved actual traitors Instead he added the public has been given the impression that all 2200 were lisloyal which is not true No Comparisons Tutlle said there was no way of comparing security dismissals un ler the Eisenhower administration with those under the Truman ad ministration because the whole basis of approach is different Under the Truman loyalty stand irds he explained disloyalty to he United States was the only grounds for dismissal The four disloyal persons he nenlioncd he said were found to jc disloyal under the standards of he Truman program The Eisen hower program did not lake effect until last September Tutlle insist ed that no breakdown of dismis sals under it was available HOEGH TO GET REAL BATTLE FROM NICHOLAS DES MOINES IDPA The battle heat may generate faster than anticipated in the Iowa Republican gubernatorial pri mary this year Two of the H Nicholas and Ernest Palmer Jr paths in Des Moines the other day They slowed their respective tours long enough to engage in a brief discussion of the current race and the entry of Leo Hoegh the attorney gen eral Palmer youngest candidate n the GOP field told Nicholas former lieutenantgovernor I think Hoeghs candidacy definitely means now that the race is between htm and me for the nomination The Palmer observation of course eliminated from conten tion other COP candidates including the one to whom he was The Mason City turkey raiser a hardworking campaigner later told friends That young man will know hes been through a campaign before this one is over Iowa Jobless May Receive Surplus Food Beardsley Makes Plea to US DES MOINES WVGov William S Beardsley asked Ihe U S De parlmenl of Agriculture by tele phone Monday to make surplus foods available to an eslimaled 30000 unemployed Ibwans and bthcr needy persons 1 havebeen making a survey the governor told his news confer ence and find iKere arc an esli maled 30000 people unemployed in Iowa We alsohave a large number of persona oh old age assistance and there has been an increase in the aid to dependent children rolls It just seems logical to me thai Ihese surplus foods should be made available need to persons in Beardsley said the distribution could be handled through regular state agencies and county welfare boards The USDA did not indi cate when it would rule on his re quest he added Senator Gilletle DIowa said Salurday he had received no ac tnowledgement of his request of Feb 4 to three cabinet agencies o aid in drafting legislalion lo make surplus foods available to jobless and needy aged Beardsley said five states have ipplied for surplus food for their needy and now are gelling il Ike to Spend 5 Days in West WASHINGTON Ei senhower just back from a Geor ia quail hunt will leave Wednes day for five days sun golf and ivork in Palm Springs Calif The White House announced Honday the President plans to cave by plane Wednesday after noon and will return lo Washlng on next Monday Mrs Eisenhower and a group of staff members wil accompany urn The President will stay at the home Paul E Helms baking firm executive and per sonalfriend of the President AP Wircphoto COLLINS MEMORIAL of an exploration partv which is working to wards uncharted portions of Crystal Gave Ky hold brief services in the cave beside the grave of Floyd Colhns discoverer of the cave Fortyfive men and women entered the cave Sunday to explore the some 40 miles of uncharted passages Employers to Do the Filing No More Income Tax Forms WASHINGTON WVR eve hue Commissioner T Coleman An drews thinks the g6vernmentcan relieve about 35 million taxpay ers from filing any individual in come tax return at ail next year they would still pay the tax And he plans to double the number of revenue agents now about 8000 by adding 1000 new agents a year topick up 1V4 to 2 billion dollars in taxes he says the government is now missing and check what he says the gov ernment is now missing and what he called a growing tide of evasion The commissioner said con Eiderable progress has been raade on a longtalked plan un der which no tax return would be required from persons whose entire income is subject toi pay roll withholding taxes Employers would file a single report covering both income taxes and social security taxes The government would compute the tax and send the taxpayer a bill or a refund That would leave only about 20 millionof the nations 55 million income taxpayers still filing an nual returns Andrews said the plan would save 35 million dollars ayear through reduced for the tax service but add 10 mil lion in costs to the Social Se curity Administration Andrews told the committee that 1955 is the target date for putting the plan into effect and I think we can do it Lindbergh Promoted WASHINGTON Eisenhower acted Monday torestore o Charles A Lindbergh the reserve commission he resigned because jf differences with the Franklin D Roosevelt administration in 1941 Eisenhower nominated rhe famed transatlantic flier to be a briga dier in the Air Force Reserve All About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Monday and Tuesday owa Partly cloudy and colder Monday night and Tuesday Minnesota Parlly cloudy and cold Monday and Tuesday GlobeGazelle wealher data up to 8 aml Monday Maximum 53 Minimum 35 At 8 am 39 YEAR AGO Maximum 26 Minimum 2 SAME BLACK FI4G MEANS TmAFri BCATX IN JTAST 21 R D Shay Is 8th Candidate for Governor DES MOINES J Russell D Shay of Newton became the eighth candidate for the Republican nom ination for governor when he took out nomination papers Monday In a letter to the secretary of states office Shay said every one seems to complain about the Iowa income tax law and I intend to work for the repeal of this law Shay 48 is a pressman in the job printing department oC the Newton Daily News He is mar ried and the father of one son and a daughter This will be Shays first try for public office Previously announced for the nomination are State Rep William S Lynes Wayerly W H Nicholas Mason City A B Chambers Des Moines State Rep Ernest Palmer Jr Fort Madison Bill Curphy1 Des Moines Ben Ellsworth Ot lumwa and Ally Gen Leo A Hoegh Expect Retail Price to Drop Similar Amount WASHINGTON of Agriculture Benson an aounced Monday the government support price for butter iow about 66 cents a pound will be reduced about 8 cents ffective April 1 He said corresponding reductions will be made at the same timo n support prices for cheese and dried skim milk At a news conference Benson announced dairy price supports for he marketing year beginning April 1 will be set at 75 per cent of parity his is the minimum level permitted by law The present support rate s 90 per cent of parity The eightcent cut in support prices for butter should in the normal ourse trading lead to a drop of about the same amount in the retail of butter The government has accumulat ed more than 350 million dollars worth of surplus butter cheese and dried milk under price support op erations Some dairymen have been urg ing lower supports on the theory that this would bring about in creased use of their products On the other hand there has been strong opposition from others Reduce Income The National Milk Producers As sociation estimated recently lower supports such as Benson contem plates would reduce the annual in come of the dairy farmers by at least one billion dollars Asked for comment on that Ben son said he did not know what the effect on dairy income would be but he said he believed his new Russ Told Not to Disregard NATO Pact Bidault Blasts Security Plan BERLIN Uft Frances Foreign linister Georges Bidault told the Russians Monday the nations of Vestern Europe will stick to the liiances they have made with the United States And Britains Foreign Secretary inthony Eden declared the north tlantic treaty organization natojprogram would result in greatly iii here to stay creased consumption of dairy prod Thus the two European represenucts especially milk with a result atives of the Big Four Foreign ing improved long term dairy mar ministers conference now in its ket ying stages served notice on SovThe secretary said that in re el Foreign Minister V M Molotov ducing the dairy props he had tak hat he is up against a solid front en into account a provision of the ind divideandconquer tactics willllawwhich requires him to set the network Jsupport level at a figure he de Eden said Molotov has necessary in order to as tcntly attacked the s existence an adequate supply the military bases upon which Currant Surplus NATO security depends and in Still to be solved the secretary his proposed treaty had included a sajdis a question of what disposi provision which would specifically ion the government is to make of rf nations to puU out current dairy surpluses He said a of NATO decision of some kind is expected I have not come fo Berlin to jn the near Mure apologize for NATO still less to Benson was asked whether he Eden said would rase the dairy sljpport NATO is something for which prices during the coming market he whole free world has to be tag year if jt should ap ear that hankfui Our offers for an extenfarm depression was developing Inn tKrt TJltf lrH frtnnrl I TO He said he would use whatever legal authority he had to help pre vent a depression No Depression But I dont agree that we face a depression the secretary added Asked whether the cut in dairy supports would be expected to have political repercussions Benson said WAVERLY FIRE estimat ed at was caused by an early morning fire Monday in a school building at the Lutheran Childrens Home in Waveriy RECEIVES P Loomis the Mason City GJobeGazette receives on behalf of the paper the second place typographical award in Class C competition followingjudging at the Inland Daily Press meeting in Chicago Dr Albert Sutton of Northwestern University presentation GlobeGazette Takes 2nd Place Again in Inland Daily Press Typo7 Competition ion of the British Soviet friend hip treaty still stand But we will ot cast aside the means of assur ng our own safety and freedom Smoking out Soviet military in enlions in Germany and s evidenced by their refusal to oil back power at any egardecl by US Secretary of late Dulles as one of the most mportant achievements of Western iplomacy at the Big Four con erence The American group here is also onvinced that this finding will ear away any confusion and un eriainly in Ihe Pentagon over what Americas future military policy should be and will result in planning for maintenance of strong US forces in Europe Plane Collides With Roof of Locomotive MATSUE Japan UP Japa nese police were worried their su periors might think they had had one too many cups of sake when they reported a US Air Force car go plane collided with a freight train Sunday night The planes wheels hit the roof of the locomotive but it Ihen landed safely The train continued on its the cab roof For the second consecutive year the Mason City GlobeGazelle won second place aniong Ihe newspa pers of its class for outslandfng typography at Ihe annual Winter meeting of the Inland Press Asso ciation at the Drake Hotel in Chi cago Monday The GlobeGazette was one of 25 newspapers published in nine states to receive awards that were i scnted Albert A chairman of the graphic arts de partment of the Mcclill Schooli of Journalism Northwestern Univer sity which sponsors the corilcsl for the association 1 Top award in the Globe Gazette class for newspapers of 10000 to 25000 circulation was the Roches ter Minn v PostBulletin Other winners of first place in thetr re spective classes were Neenah Mehasha Wis Twin City News Record for newspapers printed on flatbed pressesAnn ArborMichi gan Daily for newspapers under 10000 circulation Racine Wis JournalTimes 75000 cir culation arid Chicago Daily News more than 75000 circulation Lee P Loomts publisher and Rny Roricki assistant business manager of the GlobeGazette were at Chicago for the Inland Press meeting ami attended the luncheon at the Drake Hotel at which Ihe awards were presenlcd Monday noon The contest was judged by Rich ard Koehlcr director of design and typography CuneoPress Inc Kenneth Butler president of the Wayside Mendola 111 and Dean Kenneth E Olson of the Medill School of Journalism The reportsof these jtidges indi cated there was difficulty arriving at a decision on which newspapers merited first place The GlobeGazelle was the only Iowa newspaper to receive an award I suppose there would be poli tical repercussions no matter what one did about dairy supports he replied Admits Some Undermining WASHINGTON WVSecretary of Agriculture Benson said Monday some Agriculture Department em ployes in the field are working against the administrations farm policies and seeking to undermine both President Eisenhower and himself This situation Benson said soon will lead the department to make a careful study of the whole field setup in the interest of gaining maximum efficiency and loyally Benson said he does not expect 100 per cent conformily with ad ministration policies but he does expect employes to help carry out its programs In reply to a question the secre tary said that no political hacks will be appointed to department jobs The President and I see eye to eye on that he said We will ake no one unless he is fully qualified Discussing recent changes In top personnel in his department Ben son said there had been no rift over farm policies He said how ever there had been some differ ences of views over details SEEKS REELECTIONWilllam H Mason City Monday an nounced candidacy for tht Republican nomination as State Representative fromCerro Gordo County in tht June primaries Tate a real estate and insurance man seeking reelection to his third term Armed Forces Not to Buy More Coffee WASHINGTON UP Sen J Glenn Beall RMd said Monday he is delighted to hear the armed services have stopped buying cot fee during thjs period ot hi prices The military has ample stocte he said There is no reason why they should buying for the u ture when its going to cost the taxpayer more money   

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