Monday, November 15, 1954

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited or tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS fiins VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER IS 19S4 This Paper Consists of Two No 31 Ike Submits German Treaty to Senate One Mans Opinion A Radio By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor Vagrant Thoughts About Our Schools AS we say goodbye to another American Education Week Id like to visit with you about some of our public school sys tem which could probably be set down as more interesting than im portant And I start with one which for some six weeks this fall Ive been watching from the editorial office where I turn out my daily news paper preachments and prepare the notes for this onceaweek com mentary An ancient school as American buildings go at least in the process of being torn down It was a three story red brick building which once served my home community as a high school For some 40 years or more however it has been used as a grade school Once it was presided over by John Studebaker later to become United States Commissioner of Education On the same central school grounds but in another near by building this one of stone rather than brick Carrie Chap man Catt pioneer woman suffra gist in America onceserved as our superintendent of schools while her husband edited one of our weekly newspapers I suppose it could be said he was one of my predeces sors A Story of Contrast But all of this is preliminary to my real story in this I wanted to bring out the contrast between this type of orderly demolition and the kind of demolition I became accus PIONEER AIR hundreds of wellwishers look on passengers board the Royal Viking for her flight inaugurating th e new transpolar air from Los Angeles to Copenhagen Denmark The plane loaded with celebrities took off as scheduled in a dense fog tomed to ten years was in London on a spondence mission For a time the general appear ance of this old building with its gaunt silhouette against the sky was reminiscent of the view I used to look out upon in those days of the buzzbombs It also brought back memories of the dozens of European communities I visited as recently as two years ago But as Ive already intimated the methods employed for the raz ing are vastly different Here the tools are hammers sledges crow bars and a power driven winch on occasion Over there the job was done with bombs from out of the sky or less frequently from hori zontal cannon fire OUR Way Prtftrrtd hi London Ive seen accom plished in the twinkling of an eye via the Al robot bomb what re nearly two months on this site across from my editorial of fice But and I hasten to add this very much prefer OUR way Its ever so much more civilized Now I move on to a little item suggested by a dispatch out of Los Angeles It seems that a sugges tion to add five days to the school year in that community was met with boos and whistles by the school staffs News dispatches at the same time were telling about the resort to halfday and shortclass ses sions made necessary by the crowded condition of the schools In Southern California The additional classrooms now under construction in Los Angeles its agreed will no more than scratch the surface of the problem Wrong Emphasis In the light of this it seemed to me that those who man the in Los Angeles should be ever so much concerned about the children who are being cheated in their educational process than about the proposal advanced by the acting superintendent of schools to extend their working year a few days Somewhere along the line Im Airliner Off to Denmark Via N Pole LOS ANGELES airliner Royal Viking took off early Mon day to inaugurate the first com mercial transpolar passenger ago when I service between Los Angeles and war correCopenhagen Denmark The Scandinavian Airlines Sys tems DC6B taxied to the Inter national airport runway on sched ule at a m and became air borne at a m It was the first plane to take off from fogbound field in six hours Actors Aboard Aboard are film actors Jean Hersbolt and Walter Pidgeon pub lie officials and two dozen news men including this writer Shortly before the takeoff ac tress Syd Charisse christened the Royal Viking with the traditional champagne bottle At Monday a similar likewise loaded with newsmen and dignitaries will leave Copenhagen headed west Tfie eastbound planes flying time for the short is 22 hours But the westbound craft due to prevailing westerly be in the air about 25 hours It is due in Los Angeles at p m Tuesday There is incidentally a ninehour time dif ferential between Denmark and the Pacific Coast Two Stops Sbc exploratory flights by SAS established the practicability of the flight which stops only al Winnepeg Manitoba in Canada and Bluie West 8 an airfield on the island of Greenland What military significance this trans polar routehas no one has yet said but undoubtedly ithas some Scandinavian Airlines thus will establish southern Californias first direct link with Europe The arc tic route only about 30 per cent ofit overwater is 600 miles quite sure communities confronted with such a problem as faces all of California at this time are go ing to give serious consideration to the feasibility of operating the physical plant of our schools on at least an ilmonths if not a 12 months basis There probably will be a stag gering of the school terms for both pupils and teachers But complete idleness of school buildings for a three months period each summer and another month during the year doesnt make much and especially at a time CONTIMUID ON PAOI 1J shorter than the usual flying path via New York Sen Morse to Remain on Independent Ticket WASHINGTON M Sen Morse who has promised to voteto give Democrats control of the Senate next year said Monday he intends to seek reelection in 1956 as an Independent Its my intention to run as an Morse said in a copyrighted interview with the magazine News and World SAMf DATIltSJJW AP Wirepholon ROYAL VIKING the traditional bottle of champagne actress christens the Scandinavian Airlines Systems Royal Viking shortly be fore it took off on its 22hour flight to Denmark A similar plane left Copenhagen bound for Los Angeles Naguib in Political Ashcan as Nasser Assumes Power in Egypt CAIRO Egypt Gen Mohammed Naguib was in the politi cal ashcan Monday following his ouster as Egypts president by the ruling military junta Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser taking over as acting president Sunday held undisputed power Naguib popular hero of the1952 revolution against exKing Farouk was charged with being implicated in a recent unsuccessful plot by the fanatic Moslem Brotherhood to assassinate Nasser A between the two soldierpoliticians had flaredinto an open struggle for power last Nasser emerged then as the nations strongman jecame a figurehead president He was unseated Sunday and placed under house arrest outside 2airo without any major outbreak of violence The capital remained calm Mon day but the atmosphere was tense Two civilians were killed and wo policemen seriously wounded n a clash early Sunday before ouster in suburban Heljo polis A government spokesman aid the fighting occurred when po ke closed in on Youssef Talaat ugitive leader of the Moslem Brotherhoods secret order and his guards tried to clear the way for us escape using machine guns and hand grenades The government said Talaat tak n into custody confessed that Na guib had approved a brotherhood ilot to kill Nasser and take over the government Events moved swiftly after Tai ats confession The 10 army offi cers who make up the Revolution ry Council met in an emergency ession and assigned Army Chief en Hakim Amer and Wing Cmdr Hassan Ibrahim to notify of kw ontter j Loses Hand in Picker Mishap KANAWHA Donald Abbas 29 who farms south of Kanawha suf fered a badly mangled hand in a cornpicker and it was necessary to amputate it at the wristHe was taken tothe Hancock County Me morial Hospital All About The Weaiher City Continued warm Mostly fair and warmer Minnmtc Mostly fair Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 44 Minimum 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Mwinmw Reject Charges Jenner Watkins Joins Censure Debate WASHINGTON WVAn angry exchange in committee room Monday pumped further heat into the Senate censure controversy In combination with Sen McCarthys weekend utterances it just about killed compromise talk McCarthy summoned Sen Watkins chairman of the spe cial committee which recommended censure of McCarthy as a witness before McCarthys Investigations Subcommittee McCarthy pronounced Watkins derelict in his duty for not agreeing with him that some blamed in the New Crisis on Formosa After Sea Incident Vessel Sunk by Commies TAIPEI Formosa UP Gen eralissimo Chiang KaiSheks mill ary chiefs met Monday to cope with an emergency caused by the sinking of a Nationalis varship by four Communist Chi nese torpedo boats Latest unconfirmed reports sai Nationalist warplanes and sea planesthad picked up all but 28 o he 200 crewmen who were aboarc he destroyerescort Tai Ping when t was attacked early Sunday North of Formoia The Tai Ping formerly th Decker went down north o he Nationalistheld Tachen Is ands 200 miles north of Formosa which have been under Communis artillery fire for several weeks Sinking of the Tai Ping was bird spectacular Communist move nthe recent outbreak of fighting around Chiangs outpost islands Earlier the Reds had heavily helled Quemoy Island 115 miles vest of Formosa and bombed the northernmostTa chen Islands Nationalist naval authorities jointed out more than a year ago hat fast motor torpedo boats would seriously threaten National st naval supremacy in the For mosa straights The action of the Red torpedo boats surprised military circles in aipei even though it had been that the Russians were landing over these craft to the Red Chinese in increasing num jers Want Nationalist newspapers angrily lemanded massive retaliation gainst the Chinese and dcnouncec he attack on the Tai Ping as a feliberate Communist attempt to ought to be Peress case Watkins said it could be an lion est mistake or a faulty system which led to the promotion anc honorable discharge for former Army Maj Irving Peress a draft ed dentist who wouldnt tell Me Carthy last winter whether he hat Communist connections In any case Watkins said he was against condemning anyone without a trial He said McCarthy apparently would not be satisfied unless he could find someone who could be shot and Their exchange preceded the re opening of Senate debate which led off with Sen Jenncr RInd call ing for rejection of the Watkins Committees recommendations Jenner argued the Senate can not vote censure because the in dictment is in He com pared the Watkins group to a train Nationalist relations with he United States Reliable sources said they be ieved Washingtons views possibly were being sought by the Nalional sts b ef o r e retaliating against Communist defenses Sioux Cityan First Hunting Victim of Season in State SHELDON UP A Sioux City alesman was shot to death over he weekend in Iowas first fatal unting accident of 1954 OBrien County Coroner J A Ploeg said the salesman iloyd Anderson 23 was hunt ng Saturday with his brother mos of Dunlap and Eugene weum Sioux City The coroner said Anderson was alking ahead of the other two hen Sweum apparently stumbled His 12 gauge shotgun discharged triking Anderson in the back of ie head Vander Ploeg said the death was ccidental and no inquest will be eld Ottumwa Bus Service Strike Is Averted OTTUMWA If Agreement on eras of a new contract his avert d a strike of Ottumwa Transit employes which would have alted local bus service here at midnight Sunday Company and union officials reached a settlement Saturday ight and union members voted to ccept the new contract The tiginally had been set for Oct 14 mt had been postponed whilefrir tier were under way grand jury and said you did not bring in a true because it refused to consider the most iitv portant evidence in this This all important he said was the fact that Mc Carthy has been fighting a con Jenner said McCarthy was stymied when he sought t put this in the record It was Jenner contended jus as if a grand jury returned an indictment against a private citi Drops Support WASHINGTON UP Stn Francis E Cast a btr of tht StnatVs Special Ctn Monday for mally withdraw his support for of two counts on which recommended ctn of San Joseph R McCarthy zcn for murder while ignoring that good squad had been trying nightly to murder him his wife and his 4 j Outside the Senate chamber a Republican senator active in the compromise efforts told reporters hose attempts have reached their lowest ebb This senator who asked that his name be withheld said McCarthys critical remarks about colleagues over the weekend appeared to have solidified the op position to the compromise fn a weekend Milwaukee speech McCarthy said he did not intend to do any apologizing and de clared We are in the midst of a movement of massive appease ment A movement of people vho are not loyal to our Republican Leader Knowland Calif told reporters he didnt ex pectany formal compromise pro posal AP Wlropliotn CHIEF OF Adm John G Crommelin ret has been named chief of staff oC the newly formed organization called Ten Million Americans Mobilizing For oC which retired Gen George E Stralemeyer is president The group is seeking 10 million sig natures in the next 10 clays to support Sen Joseph McCarthy and urging the Senate to reject censure charges against him Indian Burial Action Upheld f by High Court WASHINGTON UP The Su preme Court by a tie Monday voti left in effect a decision that a Sioux City Iowa cemetery did no violate constitutional rights it Defused to bury Sgl John Rice an Indian who was killed in Korea The courts 44 vote to uphold the lower Iowa Supreme Court decision sets no precedent The case attracted national at tention in 195J when then President Truman arranged to have Rice buried in Arlington National Ceme tery with full military honors The high courts action ended the attempt of the soldiers widow to collect from the Sioux City Memorial Park Cemetery in a damage suit claiming humilia tion and mental suffering The cemetery refused to lower ficr husbands body into a grave following graveside services Mrs Rice a white woman of Winnebago had purchased a aurial lot despite a paragraph in the contract that restricted burial privileges to white persons She claimed she was denied her consti tutional rights by stale courts which allowed the cemetery to dc end itself on the basis of restric ive clauses The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of the cemetery Her attorney Neil McLuhan of Winnebago said the Supreme Court very probably would be asked to reconsider ils ruling in lopes a full ninemember court might be available to make the decision Says Pacts Endanger No Country Years of Work Near Finish WASHINGTON flP r e s i d eht Eisenhower asked the Senate Mon day to approve treaties freeing and rearming West Germany on the side of the Western Powers Ha said the treaties are founded upon the profound yearning for peace shared by peoples of the free world He sent the treaty documents signed in London and Paris to the Senate with a letter saying they represented years of work to bring independence to Germany and in tegration of that divided country into the Western defense The measures would restore sov ereignty to West Germany ending the occupation Germany also would become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and together with Italy join the 1948 Brussels Pact Insure Freedom These steps Eisenhower told the Senate could be accomplished un der the agreements in a manner which will insure freedom and equality for the people of Germany and at the same time will avoid the danger of a of German Eisenhower apparently aiming at Russias often expressed fears of a rearmed Germany declared The agreements endanger no nation On the contrary they repre sent one of historys first great practicable experiments in thein ternationalcontrol of Adding Germany and its re sources to Wesftera defense will be a principal consequence Eisen hower said But he said to emphasize that these agree ments are founded on the profound yearning for peace which is shared by all the Atlantic Eisenhower said while the secur ity agreements arc complex their purposes arc He added the Federal Republic of West Germany will be combined with hat of the other countries in the Atlantic community in such a way hat the development and use of the German military contribution will be in accordance with the common Approval On the subject of ratification the President declared I urge the Senate to signify Is approval of this great endeavor by giving ils advice and consent o ratification I hope these nstrumcnts may be studied with a view to enable the Senate to act promptly on these matters when t meets for its new session in The White House statement ap peared almost like a reply to Rus ias proposal for a great European ecurity conference to be held in Moscow or Paris on Nov 29 In Western capitals the Kremlins bid was widely regarded as a move o knock out the Paris treaties Washington officials while not lommenting formally branded the Communist proposal as insincere They said it a propa ganda appeal especially towards he French whose Premier Men desFrance arrives here Wednes day for consultations AP Wlrephoto A BIT EARLYSen Arthur Watkins chairman of the McCarthy censure investigating committee chats with clerk Ruth Watt after being informed that Mon days session was delayed for two hours The case of for mer Maj Irving next on the groups agenda Pole Breaks Lineman Dies CHESTER Elvin Knapp 41 jower company lineman of Adams was killed shortly before noon Monday when a telephone ole broke and fell upon him while e was about to make repairs The accident occurred shortly af er an accident just south of here which a truck load of hogs riven by William J Armstrong of Chester left the road at a sharp turn and tipped over The truck was demolished and the wires torn down and it was necessary to send to Adams for a man to repair the wire damage Knapp is believed to have been killed instantly He was well known fiere having worked in this com munity for many years Survivors are the wife and four children all of Adams his parents Mr and Mrs F W Knapp of Lfme Springs and twobrothers Ellis Knapp of Waterloo and Clin ton WortningtbiJ Minn 4