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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited or MASON CITV GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANI NEIGHIORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER e 1954 Ttili Paper of Two One No 4t N Action Promised for U S Airmen New Demo Chairman Butler In Promise of Attacks on Ike NEW ORLEANS Democratic National Chair man Paul M Butler Monday planned new party unity and bold attacks against President Eisenhower in an attempt to win Democratic control of the government in 1956 Butler in his first interview after winning the chairmanship the Presidents leadership and left the partys door open for recalcitrant southern Democrats Butler 49yearold South Bend Indy attorney indicated that Dem ocratic leaders would s he d their velvetgloves hereafter in dealing with Mr Eisenhower He promised that political barrages would be leveled at the Republican Presi dent and not just his party The new chairman said Mr One Mans A Redie Commtntary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor I True Communism in a Beehive F you dont like this commentary you can blame my barber He gave me the idea when he told me about an article he had been read ing It had to do with honey I Just couldnt believe some o the things this authority claimed in his my friend told me as he snipped away at my gray locks And he proceeded to mention what happens when a mouse makes an uninvited visit into the sacred premises of a honeybee commu nity The mass stinging of the little rodent brings quick death Bui what then Hows the body of the intruder to be disposed of Obviously its too heavy to be carried out bodily So something is it instinct or is it intelligence tells the bees another way to solve their problem Theycover the body over with a thick covering of wax Esthetically that course of ac tion isnt so hot But from the standpoint of sanitation its 100 per cent all right This bit of conversation by my barber friend called to my mind a commentary I gave in this once aweek series a number of years ago on the subject When Is It Instinct When Intelligence BMS Communists In the quest for an answer to this question my path inevitably led to the honeybee and its fab ulous habits of communal life I could have directed my study to the ant which is but not as remarkable But I didnt I studied and wrote about the honeybee And to set the stage I remem ber that I went to my American College Dictionary for these two key definitions Instinct An inborn pattern ol activity and response common to a given biological stock Innate im pulse or natural inclination or a particvilar natural inclination or tendency A natural aptitude or Intelligence Capacity for un derstanding and for other forms of adaptive behavior aptitude in grasping truths facts meaning Good mental capacity The faculty of For as long as I can remember Ive been hearing it said that man man possessed of an intellect That I believe is still a premise in the scientific world No Intelligence But lets take a little time off and view that amazing little crea ture known as the honeybee I find It hard to believe that there isnt at least a spark of intelligence be hind certain of its items of be havior Many course have been devoted to what by common con sent is the most beneficial insect In our world And the benefits go far beyond the honey which they produce which incidentally is no mean business A value even great er is connected with the bees role to agricultural production All of us know about the need for bees in fruit pollination But their part in the steppedup production of legume crops designed to pro vide a better balanced farming program isnt so well1 known By increasing the number of bees it has been found possible to increase the yield of alsike clover from bushels an acre to at least eight bushels Tests have revealed that of the alsike blooms pollinated in a field 15 per cent were by bumblebees three per cent by other insects and 82 per cent by honeybees new Eisenhower lacks the capacity to lead and unite the American peo ple as well as his own party Capacity Lacking It has been apparent monthby month that the Eisenhower admin istration and the Republican Party have lacked the capacity to lead and unite the American people and it will become more apparent in the next 24 he said We shall spe a k out frankly wherewe differ but will support him Eisenhower openly and mo s t enthusiastically when we Butler who was elected Satur day to succeed retiring Chairman Stephen A Mitchell also told a press conference Sunday that the doors were Southern Dem ocrats who bolted the party in 1952 Chief among the bolters were Govs Robert F Kennon of Louisi ana Allan Shivers of Texas and Jaroes F Byrnes of South Carolina Pledge Ditehtd Butler said he was pleased that thenational committee which met here this weekend ditched the con troversial loyalty pledge that split the party in 1952 An expected fight between north and south fac tions of the party did not develop after the rules advisory commit tee said no one should be required to make a pledge of loyalty Even Sen Hubert Humphrey one of the sponsors of the 1952 loyalty pledge came out against any similar oath for the 1956 party Butler said the proper solution of issues was more important for elections than party organization and party knowhow Those issues he said were the DixonY a t e s power deal and the purported fir ing of thousands of government workers for security reasons PAUL M BUTLER Demos Supreme Court Upholds Tax Convictions WASHINGTON Supreme ourt Monday upheld convictions in four income tax evasion cases in which the government relied proof on an attempted showing that the taxpayers gain in net worth exceeded his reported in come The effect is to strengthen the band of the Internal Revenue Serv ice in dealing with cases of sus pected evasion where other types of evidence are difficult or impos sible One of the cases upheld convic tion of David Friedberg Columbus Ohio on income tax evasion charges Justice Clark delivered the 80 was the ma jor opinion in the group of cases While upholding use of the net worth method in taxprosecutions Clark said it presents pitfalls which require the exercise of great care and restraint In the other cases of Mondays group the high courtupheld con victions of Edward B Calderon Douglas Mr and Mrs Mar on L Holland Golden and Darnel Smith Worcester Mass Four Hurt When Bleacher Breaks FORT DODGE tftA bleacher type platform on which 140 sing ers were seated collapsed Sunday night in the Fort Dodge High School auditorium during presenta ion of the Christmas oratorio Four persons were hurt not se riously To Resume Check Into Red Tactics WASHINGTON Lfl A close hearing on Communist infiltratio of defense plants was schedule Monday in a resumption of a prob Sen McCarthy has claimed wa held up for months by Senate in vestigations of him Several unidentified witnesse were called for questioning by th Senate Investigations Subcommi tee McCarthy heads Acting Staff Director James Juliana said he expected McCarth to be on hand Stayed The senator did not show up i Cincinnati for a scheduled speec Saturday night and explained th doctor put his foot down becatis McCarthys injured elbow has no cleared McCarthy had said beforehan that 42 subpoenas were issued an that a considerable number plants in the northeast were in volved He said the hearings woul run right up to the first of th Juliana said it is mot likely public hearings will star Tuesday The hearings were to be the fir held by McCarthy since the Senat last week voted 6722 to condem his conduct on grounds he ob structed constitutional processes and bring the Senate int dishonor and s John E Held chairman of th Cuvier Press Clubs dinner inCin cinnati created something of stir when he announced Saturda that McCarthy could not be ther becausehe was gravely ill ir Washington Report Exaggerated Newsmen racing to McCarthy home near the capitol found thi report exaggerated Held said Sunday the dinne sponsors knew in advance that Me Jarthy would not be there bu ield up an announcement becaus some of the guests would hav stayed SAME Black meani aeitfc tn luiri 14 THE EMPTY STOCKING v And that leads us into a consid vation of the two kinds of bee COMTIMUID OM 1 THAT EMPTY STOCKING you know what it means For the 29th time this famous drawing by F S Manning is serving as the herald of the GlobeGazettes annual Christmas Cheer Fund Solicitation The record is one without failure In the next issue this years goal will be announced and in the following issue the first listing of con tributions will be presented This picture is intended to help establish the atmosphere for another auccessful campaign in the field of Applied Christmas Spirit Ar Wivcplioto HIS EYES SAW De Barns Franklin is restrained by his wife the family priest and a neighbor after he saw five of his children burned to death before his eyes De Barns was able to rescue only his wife and youngest child before flames consumed the upper portion of his home which contained the childrens bedrooms Damage as Fires Sweep 3 Businesses Farm MERCURY DIPS By ihe Aftiocfited Iowa had coldesttemperatures of season Monday skits mercury to skid fo low leveli including in official reading of i jero state fish hatchery near Decorah Mason City and Elkader each a reading of 1 above icro Waterloo had 3above and numerous northeastern Iowa points had similar readings highest minimum early Monday was Burling ton with T9 above Weather Bureau said would get no higher than mid20s during Monday in northeastIowa but in southwest Iowa mercury expected to edge a i high as 34 Lows for Monday night were forecast at 10 to U degrees in vast Iowa and 18 to 25 degrees in west Iowa Weather wiM somewhat warmer Tuesday v Three More lowans Added to States Highway Toll By Ikt Asiocliled Freii Iowas 1954 motor vehicle death toll Monday pushed to within 35 f the alltime record level as three more lowans died in highway accidents over the weekend The three deaths pushed the toll for this year to at the same time a year go The alltime record was 525 n 1951 Victims this weekend were Wai er Robinson 26 of Moville Ferdi and Knaak 55 St Ansgar farm r and Arnold Pitz 49 of La In addition two other lowans arold Lunsford 24 of Bloonr and Mrs Earl HaMine 01 ittumwa were killed in a twocar rash early Lancas cr Mo Seven other lowans were njured three critically Robinson was killed Sunday when ic car he was driving went of Highway 140 about three miles outh of Moville and crashed into pole Dr Thomas L Corden iVoodbury County coroner said the ar apparently was traveling at a igh rate of speed Pitz also was killed Saturday Ight when his car failed to make curve on Highway 61 north of wingle in Dubuque County The ar shot off the highway and ammed into an embankment DEMAND VOTE TOKYO and ocialist foes of Premier Shigeru oshida drew up a noconfidence lotion Monday charging that the apanese people art itb government disgusttd Farmer Killed Near Otranto ST ANSGAR Ferdinand Fred Knaak 55 farmer near St Ansgar was killed late Saturday when his pickup truck left the road and over turned east of Otranto Sherifl Lewis Haberkprn was of the opin ion that death was almost in stantaneous Knaak a lifetime resident of the St Ansgar community wasgoing west just east of a new bridge and indications are that he did not make a curve and in attempting to get the car back into the road he struck an on the road The car veered into the guard railing on the right side of the road and tipped over pinning Knaak beneath Driving behind him a short dis tance was Benford Ellingson He did not see the body in the dark ness but investigated and found the man dead The body was taken to the Schrocdcr and Houg Funeral Home at St Ansgar Knaak is survived by his wife the former Martha Ahlf a brother Arthur of Long and sister Mrs LJnie Hal of St Ansgar Decorah Area Barn Burned By TJin Asiuclatitd rrttt Four fires in Iowa Sunday caused damage estimated at a total of more than Destroyed in the blazes were the Fullerton Lumber Co at Rockwell City the Morningside Masonic Lodge building in Morningside s Sioux City the 0 S Hardware Store at Glidden in Car roll County and a large barn on the Clifford Borseth farm near Be corah Persistent flames flared for more than 12 hours Sunday at the Rock well City Lumber Company de spite the efforts of firemen from Rockwell City Lake City and Man son Damage w as estimated by company manager Charles Nicola at about Heat The intense heat of the flames scorched buildings 100 f e e t from the lumber company and sparks set fire to the roof of another lum ber firm about 500 feet distant This fire however was quickly put out The flames also caused severe damage to a house occupied by Bert Burk next door to the Fullerton firm Mrs B u r k es caped without injury Damage estimates totaled more than in the fire at Sioux City but firemen said the esti mates may go higher The fire apparently started of ficials said in the the Mos ier Sales Service a furni turc and appliance store and one of severar shops on the first floor o the twostory brick building The flames then spread to the Beane Plumbing and Heating Co on the first floor and to the Ma sonic Lodge rooms upstairs Loss Officials of the Mosier firm esti mated damage to their quarters at The lodge estimated its oss at and the Morningside Electric Co reported extensive smoke and water damage would amount to between and to its shop The Beane plumbing firm said it could not immediately estimate damage but that it was extensive At Glidden the G S Hard ware store burned Sunday morn ng destroying a stock of Christ mas merchandise valued at about MacKENZIE Canadian Ace Given Freedom Eden Hurls China Blast Praia Our Wire UNITED NATIONS United Nations is expected to join the United States Monday in a formal demand that Red China re lease airmen still imprisoned a year and a half after signing of the Korean truce Eleven of the airmen are held on trumpedup spy charges The latest disclosure of the il legal imprisonment of Americans was supplied by Canadian Royal Air Force squadron leader A R MncKenzie who h i m s e If was freed Sunday after two years of imprisonment in C o mmunist China MacKen zic told Ameri can authorities in Hong Kong he knows L h r e e airmen who are being held in addition to the 11 whose imprisonment on s p y charges w a s announced by Peiping Hft said the men whose names he supplied to Washington were in the same prison camp from which he was released No Knowledge MacKcnzie said he had no knowl edge of what the Reds intend to do with the American fliers he met in He added that he had no idea either why he was released while the Americans wera held Among the prisoners is Capt Harold Fischer Swea City Towa Fischer was shot down over North Korea in 1953 Fischer mentioned MacKenyie in a number of letters sent to his parents at their Swea City farm There had been hopes in Hong Kong that some of the illegally im prisoned Americans might ba freed unannounced along with MacKcnzie Lt Col Dwight Simpson air liaison officer went to the Red frontier to meet MacKenzie Sunday in that hope He was disappointed In London Monday Foreign Sec retary Anthony Eden accused the Red Chinese of direct violation of the Korean armistice in jailing the 11 American airmen Eden said We deplore this The cases of the three additional airmen may be brought to the at tention ofthe General Assemblys powerful 15nation Steering Com mittee when it meets at 3 to place on the agenda for de sate the plight of the II men who are under formal prison sentence Approval seen Approval by the Steering Com mittee was a foregone conclusion The issue was expected to go to the assembly by Wednesday or perhaps late Tuesday under an tern presented by the United States on Saturday as an urgent and important matter rAll Aboui TheWealher Mason City Fair and warmer Iowa Mostly fair cold Minnesota Not so cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day 26 1 7 Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 37 19 coin SMOWttf   

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