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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowai Doily Newspaper Edited lot Hi MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPIft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AnocUlcd Pntf Md United FuU Wlrtc Seven OoU Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 11 1155 Thil Paper CoiulsU of Two Corsi Refuses Offer New Position One Mans Opinion A Radio Commtntary By W EARL HALL Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO U3W SumUy WTAD Qnlncr WOI Our Agnostics and Atheists Need Pity THERE are two times of the year when I feel especially for those few people among only a call themselves atheists or agnos tics One of these times is Christ mas the other is Easter those who have found a faith go about with a smile on their face and in their heart our athe ists and agnostics can only stand on the sidelines and say It isnt so or Lets see you prove By taking either a negative posi tion as the atheist does or a neu tral position as the agnostic does they both miss out on an experi ence that adds immeasurably to the zest of living for the rest of us Here it should be explained that atheists and agnostics are NOT the same Whereas the atheist comes right out and avers that there is no God the agnostic merely doubts it He maintains a position of neu trality and detachment Perhaps no one person would be better qualified than Bertrand Russell the British author philos opher and mathematician and make clear the differ ence between the two breeds of nonbelievers Agnostic Merely Doubts An atheist like a the Briton recently observed holds that we CAN know wheth er or not there is a God The Christian holds that we can know there IS a God the atheist that we can know there is The Russell as serted thinks it impossible to know the truth in matters such as God and the future life with which Christianity and other religions are concerned at least impos sible at the present Between the two atheist and agnostic the agnostic is I suspect on the less vulnerable ground He can sit back and say Lets see you convince me theres a God and then refuse to be con vinced The atheist on the other hand takes the firm position that there is no God And by doing so he in vites for himself the burden of proof just as a believer does when he accepts the God concept of life and our universe The atheists position is ever so much more difficult to support than that of the believer in a Supreme Being because it calls for some other plausible explanation of our world and our universe That isnt an easy assignment for the little men and the little minds drawn to the atheistic con cept Not tht Test pf Intellect Tom Arthur 76 Showman Dies Tom Arthur 76 veteran showman and manager of the Cecil Theater and its predecessor the Wilson Theater for more than 50 years died Monday morning at a Mason City hospital He had been in show business nearly 65 years Probably no other man in the Middle West had witnessed the pano rama of theatrical changes as closely as had Arthur who entered the business when 12 years of age as bill poster curtain raiser and stage RITES INCOMPLETE hand at the opera house at Waseca Minn He was born there July 3 1878 son of John and Margaret Arthur Throughout his life Manager Arthur had always been self employed Show business had a fascination for him from his earliest years He declared he was going into it directly out of high school and when he was 18 he took over the lease of the opera house in his home town A year later he added the theater at Faribault and soon after that the Metropolitan at Owatonna During the early years of his life he bad a fling at managing road shows and was manager for Wil iam Owen in Shakespearean roles As a showman he had seen the entire history of the movies in his theaters in Mason City and his experience went back to the days of the road shows and the legiti mate stage It was on the road that he learned the rigors of the trouper of giving shows in halls and sheds of unheated hotel rooms an expert ence that placed him in contacl with all of the great actors and actresses of his generation Knew Them All Sarah Bernhardt May Robson Lillian Russell Walker Whiteside Bill Hart Montgomery and Stone Tommy Holden Chauncey Olcott Charles Coburn Ed Wynn Ray mond Hitchcock and many others of the spoken drama had played upon his stage It was August 1 1904 when he Mason City to take over the management of the Wilson Theater the famed playhouse of days of legitimate theater It stood where the present Cecil Theater is today but burned in 1911 The Cecil was constructed on the same site and opened the following year with The Pink It would be easy but sadly believe that the worlds best intellects are either agnostics or atheists There was such an as sumption as this in what came to be known as the Age of the Sneer about a quarter of a cen tury or so ago But fortunately this is no longer true Already Ive quoted from Bert rand Russell as an agnostic His tory most assuredly is going to put the stamp of clever on him But that he will be classified as profound is by no means cer tain at this point I shouldnt be surprised if in the long backward look an intcrnation ally known French scientist named Dr Lecompte du Nouy is going to outrank Russell and by a wide margin The difference between them is the difference between BELIEVING SOMETHING and DOUBTING EVERYTHING Some eight years ago Dr du Nouy published a book called Hu man It prompted G Paul Butler literary critic for the New York Mirror to refer to it as the most significant book of our times Praistd by Millikan Robert A Millikan one of Americas Nobel prize winners in the field of science called the du Nouy work A book of such fun da mental grasp and insight as can not be expected to appear more than once or twice in a In words and terms that could understood by the layman the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TOM ARTHUR IN FIRES downtown section of Bowling Green Sunday was gutted by a fire fanned by a high wind and which raged virtually out of control Twenty AP Wirephoto five buildings were damaged or destroyed as well as sev eral autos and millions of dollars worth of merchandise Suspects Held in Holdup of City Grocery Two suspects are being held in in connection with the armed robbery March 12 of a Mason City grocer Chief Leo Allstot announced Monday Information supplied by the local department resulted in the arrest Saturday of Leroy McHale 31 Du uth and James Blanken ship 32 a floater The arrests were made by Lawton police and sher iff s officers and an FBI agent Allstot said arrangements were being made to return the pair to Mason Ctiy for questioning and jrosecution on a robbery with ag jravation charge McHale and Blankenship both of whom have long prison records vere picked up on a federal war rant of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution The two were unarmed when ar rested Chief Allstot reported Their arrest is an outgrowth of the robbery of A L Lundquist manager of the National Tea Food Store 307 N Federal Two armed bandits forced Lund quist to turn over in cash and in checks After tak ng an additional from a safe the pair bound and gagged Lund quist The manager freed himself after cutting his bonds with a small knife which he had in a rear pocket Clinton police also hold warrants for the pair for arrest in connection with a Dec 18 robbery there Both men refused extradition That was in the flourishing days 5 to 100 per cent after defeating of legitimate theater but it passed with the passing of the road With the advent of the movies there was a revolution in theater busi ness Theatrical managers of the day did not consider their poten tial value Of Old School Although of the old school Arthur went along with the movies He still hoped for the return of the egitimate stage but turned a busi ness eye toward the growing pic ure business He entered into several partner ships in the early days of movies and bad a part in the operation of the Wilson the Bijou and the Prin cess theaters all merely names today In 1930 he was president of the ndependent Theater Owners of iowa and in 1935 he became man ager of the Palace and Strand j Theaters under the A H banner as well as his own get a lot of compliments on This association was terminated injmy position for making the rate 1951 and since that time he had continued to manage his favorite the Cecil BANKER DIES DECATUR HI R Mc Gaughey 75 banker and civic leader died at his home Sunday after a lingering illness The Weathei Mason City Light rain Iowa Rain cooler Minnesota Showers cool RAIN Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 77 Minimum 44 At 8 51 YEAR AGO Maximum f5 Minimum 33 Backtrack in Iowa House on Tax Bill Argue Individual Income Tax Rate DES MOINES The House reversed itself Monday and voted 5744 to set the individual state income tax payment rate at 80 per cent In another reversal the House voted 7325 to boost the state cor poration income tax rate from 2 to 3 per cent Aprroved Then Last week the House approved boosting the individual rate from a proposal to set the rate at 80 percent The 80 percent amend ment was under debate when the recess was taken Monday The bill as accepted by a voice vote Monday morning following last weeks actions as a commit tee was estimated to raise about Opinion Varied on Plan to Hike INCOME TAXES DES MOINES reaction to the House omnibus income tax bill appears to vary with the majority by a shade against it This indicated outlook is based on the reactions voiced to half a dozen House members from various parts of the state The senti ments of the taxpayers were expressed to the lawmakers while they were at home for the long Good Friday weekend Lawmakers interviewed Monday morning on their return to the House chamber to take final action on the measure were asked about public reaction to the income tax bill Their comments In cluded Rep Sersland didnt cateb any criticism at Rep Tate RMason was some criticism but not a The critics called it another farmers because they figure many farmers do not pay income Tension Mounts in 3 Southern States Violence Spreads ATLANTA tft Tension mounted Monday in three states where Resigns in Note to Dulles Veteran GOP Campaigner WASHINGTON Edward J Corsi who was ousted as State De partment immigration specialist Monday rejected an offer by Sec retary of State Dulles of a new ob Corsi whose old post was ab ruptly abolished 90 days after he ook it sent Dulles a letter resign ng from State Department serv ce His action was announced by Mrs Corsi at their Arlington Va home Mrs Corsi said in a state ment Mr Corsi has notified the sec retary by letter Monday morning that he regrets his inability to ac cept the secretarys offer He has no further comment at this Corsi Exhausted Mrs Corsi said Corsi was rest ng almost completely exhausted by the developments of the last ew days She said she and her husband lad made no plans for the future Dut would stay in their rented Ar ington home for a few weeks while we catch our Chairman Leonard W Hall of the Republican National Committee has asked Corsi to come see him and talk over the matter Corsi is veteran officeholder and GOP ReIndictment of Lattimore Asked by Want Youngdahls Decision Vetoed WASHINGTON W The govern ment Monday asked the Court of Appeals to reinstate an indict ment accusing Owen Lattimore ofjsettling European immigrants in swearing falsely he had America and other been a follower of the Communist party worker in New York State The job Dulles offered Corsi was one of surveying the possibilities of line or a promoter of Red inter Corsi bad held down double barreled assignment in the State Department Special assistant on immigration to Dulles and deputy administrator of the Eisenhower ests The governments brief asked the Appellate Court to overrule District Judge Luther Refugee R e 1 i e I Youngdahl who threw out the which seeks to admit dictment Feb 18 on the ground Jim migrants into the United States it was vague and nebulous bv the end of 1956 Atty Leo A Rover told thej This job was abolished at a time Appellate Court that Youngdahljwhen Corsi was under fire in Con erred in going beyond the questionless of the validity of the indictment Denies Charge itself Defenses Argued Youngdahl Rover said saw fit Rep Walter DPa questioned whether Corsi should administer admission of immigrants Walter n mobs battered down a Southern Bell Telephone Co exchange controvert terms of the Corsi had associated with pro million collars more per yearjforced the closijjg of anotner exchange and squirted acid into a police1 ment and to argue factual dejcommunist organizations in the in state revenue The addition ofj the increase in the corporation tax was expected to increase the total by about annually Rep Miller RSioux City in re opening the individual income tax rate question said It behooves this House to heed the displeasure of the public and not raise the individual income tax rate until we see how much money we come out with on other phasis of the Public Reaction mans eye fenses a privilege not accorded 19303 There was growing unrest elsewhere in the ninestate Southea stern j the accused at this stage of thej Corsi is known to believe that as the CIO Communications j Dulles buckled in the face of pres Rover did not raise in his brief sure from Walter to fire him Corsi con Workers of America strike tinued for the 29th day The Easter weekend was marked by widespread violence the cut ting and shooting of more cables and the arrest of at least 17 per sons Company officials announced the dismissal of 19 strikers bring W S Jacobsen Clinton Former Congressman Dies DUBUQUE William S JacobUg to 44 the number fired since the refusal of Youngdahl to dis qualify himself in the case of Lat timore a controversial Far East ern specialist The indictment Rover asked the Appellate Court to reinstate was returned last October After that Rover filed an affidavit of bias and prejudce against Youngdah to public reaction has been a longtime outspoken foe of the McCarranTValter 1952 Immi gration Act Corsi has denounced this legislation as because it continues to base im migration quotas on an applicants national After meeting with Dulles Fri sen Clinton former walkout started March 14 member of Congress from the At Clinton Sheriff District died of a heart attackOwen said a mob of about 300 perjand allow another judge tohandlelj r attacks were not aimed per He Sunday while attending funeral sons smashed the telephone exJthe case Youngdahl struck the aftcr S P services for a relative change door after he read a temjfidavit from the record saying it He was stricken at the injunction banning Celebrated 50th Year He celebrated his 50th year as manager of the Cecil recently by renovating the theater from top balcony to basement It stands to day except for the boxes which were removed for the installation of wide screen as it did in the days of legitimate theater with all of Funeral Home where services were 80 per cent and voting against anjh ld f Cvrl Lagen Of increase to 100 per cent It looks i m litrrt rtrtflf e tA to me like the Democrats are try ing to load a 100 per cent rate on the Republicans in this bill picketing Door Replaced After that Youngdahl threw the indictment In doing so the sonally at him but represented an effort to discredit his enlightened j point of view on immigration pol Jacobsen whose father B M Jacobsen also was a member quickly replaced with a metal Congress served three terms JSQ injuries or arrests were Tom Stokes Southern Bell said that to require trict manager reported the doorjmore lo go to tria or perjury under charges formless and obscure would be unprecedented and would make a sham of the IN HOSPITAL OXXARD Calif Lor the dressing rooms scenery and etta Young was in a hospital Mon its lore preserved First last and always he was a day suffering from However doctors expressed the partys national conventions He was president and organizer i appendicitis jof the Clinton Broadcasting Of iargc C1 cpressed doubt operators of Station KROS walkout had developed into an exj plosive situation and said gathi Couple Killed in CarTruck Collision crowds canl be n Anirxrc 9 A M Lake is known to show people throughout the country Surving are his wife and a cousin Miss Stella Hughes Tracy Minn He was a member of the 375 Funeral arrangements are in complete The Funeral Home is in charge ON BIG 10 WASHINGTON UPlAn Army deserter and bad check artist de scribed as a plague to and Canadian police Monday was add showman and he knew show peothat surgery would be necessary was set up in 1941 pie from coast to coast even to the smallest circus which he would go miles to see He was married to Alice Stifflcr who has worked with him through the years in the management of the theater Their home at Clear News in Brief WASHINGTON Eisenhower threw open the White House grounds for the traditional Easter Monday egg rolling an event that draws thousands of children annually The President greeted his guests personally during the morning He had a date to open the baseball season at Griffith Stadium in the afternoon MOSCOW Chancellor Julius Raab Monday re ceived a gala welcome when he flew here from Vienna to negotiate with Soviet leaders for his countrys freedom The Soviets staged one of the most colorful ceremonies ever given a visiting foreign states man when the two Russian airliners carrying Raab and his party of 10 landed in a snow storm HOLLYWOOD of the CrewCuts singing quar tet said Monday they have each taken out a insurance policy The policies cover the four members heads of hair MANILA P I earthquakes Monday hit the Lake Lnnao area toppling many of the buildings left standing in an earth ed to the FBIs list of 10 most quake disaster 10 days ago which killed more than 400 persons Sev is Daniel oral persons were reported injured and taken lo hospitals over I crowded with victims of the April 1 quake which killed 41G persons in 1936 and 1944 was a delegate to R 0 b e r t Lindbergh charged thef Key Count Five counts of a Dec 19 1952j indictment still are pending against JLattimore These charges survivedkato couple returning from r T long COUrt battle Youngdahli an Easter visit at Clinton were fa Pohce Chief G L Pattie saidjlh t f of the counts inilirpd Mondav in a car acid was squirted into the eyes the ck Ssion S a TT c the kcy cmml lhat L2ttimores ruck a Hlgbway 30 to a hospital where attendants said wore when he said he the acid appeared to be some kmdjncvcr bcen a sympathi2er or pro i wanted fugitives Ho William OConnor 26 officer E S Elam He was taken curve of paint thinner and apparentlyjmoter of Rcd causes tt 6 asleep had not permanently harmed his Forced to Close forced to close leaving the town lt held this term without phone service ltjwas invalidly vague A i ceived only minor injuries The Court of Appeals reinstated Authorities said Wyman E Kent two of the counts dismissed by 69 drivcr o tne cart died at the i 11 i it Youngdahl but upheld him on the irf t jis wjfc dcd c Southern Bell reported that the k t nc AmUaie Courts Sfto Cedar Raoids hosDital Middlesboro exchange was turned largely on thc word who attends college at Mankato could give authorities no details of thc accident The Kent auto col lided head on with a truck driven by Thomas Putnam 41 Omaha who suffered only bruises Putnam told officers he pulled his truck off on the highway shoulder but could not avoid the oncoming auto The Kents were cnroute home to Mankato after spending thc Eauter weekend with a daughter in Clin iton It was not immediately was the fourth exchange to shut down because of threatened vio lence since the trouble began Oth ers were shut earlier at LaFollette Jcllico and Maryville Tenn Thc Atlanta area experienced a rash of cable cuttings bringing to 140 the number of such incidents reported in the area TRIAL OPENS WATERLOO began in District Court Monday for Dorothy Ehlcrt 50 Evansdale a charge of advising murder j SAME DATEW4143 learned if the homt   

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