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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th Agridustrid Is a Coined Word to Describe Mason City MASON CITY GLOBEGAZET TH NIWSFAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I i H B 0 R S E HOME EDITION AModated Pren and United Frew Pull LeaM Sevea a Copy Cold One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qalncy 830 Sunday KGLO 1300 Sunday WOI Ames 610 Thursday WSDI liTBlty Theres Seldom a Dull Moment TUTORS times than I can tell you during the forty years or so that Ive had contact with newspapering as a reporter Ive heard our profession summed up in this way We dont make a heck of a lot of do we live an interesting And thats about as nearly true as most generalizations are about a profession The spread be tween the income received by journalists and that received by others of comparable training and competence is not I think MASON CTY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 12 1954 Thla Paper of Two No 133 wstorm in Midwest The REV G E LOUCKS as great as it once been may have At any rate it isnt any longer if indeed it ever was a case of having to undergo privation to follow a bent which leads intc newspapering The latest addi tion to my news staff is receiv ing more than twice as much dollar income as I did when look over as managing editor 36 years ago A change definitely has been made in this regard But Im pleased to reports part of the quotation in questior needs no qualification or amend ment We newspaper people stil live an interesting life In line of duty we meet up with some stimulating people some o them important others plain screwballs To FarAway Places By the same token the paths of duty lead us to some strange and often faraway places and sometimes in strange and unusual modes of transportation Some day Im going to do a com mentary on this transportation aspect of a reporters life On journalistic assignments Ive flown over the Andes anc the Alps over the oceans a half dozen times over Rome over the Acropolis in Athens over Istanbul and over Gibraltar In the air Ive traveled in the olc fashioned Jennies of the Wright Brothers era and in a jet plane and a heliocopter On water Ive traveled on everything from a rowboat to the mightiest of battlewagons the USS IOWA and what was form erly one of the largest flattops the USS Midway Under the wa ter Ive submerged in a subma rine near the point where the Japs perpetrated their Pearl Harbor sneak attack on Dec 7 1941 But I still think the interesting one greatest magnet of newspa pering They range from odd balls who devote their whole life to gatecrashing to Presidents and men whod like to be Presi dent But in this visit with you Im going to deal with two men of widely divergent personalities and interests Never Met Mencken It was my good fortune to have a personal acquaintanceship with quite a few of the giants of my profession William Allen White Will Rogers and Ernie Pyle to cte three examples But so far as remember I nev er had a personal meeting with Henry L Mencken I only saw him at two or three national party conventions But that isnt to suggest I nev er felt the sting of his journalistic lash I had one brush with the famous Sage of Baltimore and his death not so long ago served to recall the incident I begin by admitting that I came out a bad second against one of historys most proficient practitioners of the art of satire It happened back in the late twenties The last Chautauqua in the extended trade territory served by the daily newspaper of which I was managing editor had given up the ghost It had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 t Pastor G E Loucks Dies Suddenly The Rev Gordon E Loucks 822 Rhode Island died sud denly at his home Sunday short ly after 9 He had been pas tor of the Hanford Communitj Church for the past nine yean and of the First Baptist Church at Rockwell for the past three Coroner J E Christopherson said the minister died of a hear attack He had been shovelling his car out of the snow and hac come into the house to rest when the attack came on as he went to answer a telephone The clergyman had lived hi NorthCentral Iowa for the las Cyprus Hit by Strike J7 He b J4 1908 at Wuinepeg Canada to James and Maude Loucks He had been in the United States for 30 years He is survived by h i s wife Wilma Snell Loucks four sons James in the Air Force a Oscoda a stu dent at Grinnell College David stationed in Florida with the Air Force and Donald at home two daughters Margaret and May belle at home two brothers James Winnipeg and Melvin Burbank and one sister Airs George Mabel Lea Nipa win Canada He was pre ceded in death by his parents i brother and a sister Funeral arrangements are in complete at the PattersonJame Chapel Friends may call at the chapel from Tuesday until the time of services UNGRATEFUL LOT DES MOINES police mans lot is not a happy one While Patrolman Walter Johnson was breaking up a tavern brawJ Saturday somebody stole his hat About The Weather Mason City Generally fair and D warmer Monday night low zero people you meet above ness and warmer Tuesday high low 30s Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy and warmer north Monday night and over state Tuesday Low Monday night zero5 below north to about 10 above south Minnesota Fair and warmer Globe Gazette Weather Data up o 8 a m Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 WARMER of Makarios NICOSIA Cyprus spon aneous general strike sprea ike wildfire throughout Cypru Monday virtually paralyzing all usiness on this British colonj sland hi the Eastern Mediter ranean Shops banks and schools wer losed in protest against Britain exile of Archbishop Makarios eader of the unionwithGreece movement No specific call was made b any organization for the genera strike Many of the shops hat been closed since Saturday British troops wielding baton dispersed a small crowd outsid he Pahaneromeni Church in Ni osia after the crowd had stoned a patrol car The British threw a cordon of soldiers around the church Streets Patrolled Another group of 200 demon strators was dispersed withou incident near Metaxas Square British troops patrolled the streets of this tense capital In Athens the Greek govern ment banned mass meeting called for Monday in protes against the deportation of Arch Msi dian Ocean island The Greek Ministry of Interior is banning demonstrations re acted speedily to warnings by th sponsor Archbishop Spyridon o Athens that the mass might degenerate into violem rioting Squads of police and steelhel meted troops guarded the Brit ish and Turkish embassies in Athens Fears were expressed that Communists would flock to the demonstrations and incite vio lence Greek feeling against Britain was running high Archbishop Makarios was the leader of the unionwithGreece movement on typrus a British colony in the Eastern Mediterranean 80 Injured More than 80 persons were in jured in rioting Saturday which saw British flags burned Brit sh buildings stoned and the tires slashed on Britishowned buses The chief of Athens mechanized police was injured critically while attempting to quiet the mob Greek trade union leaders called for a general strike in Greece against what they termed the barbarous acts of the Brit sh in Cyprus and the archbish ops arrest Greek Premier Constantine Saramanlis proposed that the United States take a hand in set tling the BritishGreek dispute If the United States as eader of the free world fails to use its tremendous moral and material forces to discipline the ree world to the principles of justice and he said n a talk with visiting American publishers the future of the free vorld should be a matter of rave concern Retired Farmer Dies in CarTrain Crash RED OAK T Jones 69 a retired Red Oak farmer and iroduce dealer was killed late Sunday night when struck by a Burlington train WERE PROUD OF OUR CITY LETS GET BEHIND AND PUSH 01 top of this page is a new Red Line Slogan We hope to carry a series of these slogans They were developed by GlobeGazette employes through a contest in which 148 slogans telling of the virtues of Mason City were submitted The con test was instituted partly as a contribution to the effort of Mason City to invite industry to our community The word AGRIDUSTRIAL was con tained m the prize winning slogan which was sub mitted by Jane Morrison our librarian ALLDAY PARKINGEntpmbed by a weekend blizzard which swept thP Midwest this car owned by a Worthington man stands waiting for a fast tow seJrtce the stoT 6Ven a 12 inches of snow during Assistant Sought Donations for GOP Ford Tells Solons WASHINGTON Ford I said Monday his assistant as a jrivate individual sought contri jutions from Ford dealers in 1952 for President Eisenhowers elec ion campaign But he insisted in testimony prepared for a Senate Commerce Subcommittee that no pressure was put on the dealers no com pany funds were used and no other company personnel were nvolved Ford said that under those con Margaret Newsman to Wed in April ESTDEPENDENCE Mo mer President and Mrs Harry S Truman Monday announced the ngagement of their daughter Mary Margaret to Clifton Daniel assistant to the foreign news editor of the New York Times Truman who made the an nouncement for himself and Mrs Truman at a news conference aid the wedding would be held in Independence in April Asked by a newsman when he ind Mrs Truman first received vord from their daughter about he engagement Truman said That is something you will lave to talk to them Weekend Visit Both Miss Truman and Daniel the weekend at Zebulon visiting his parents During the visit the elder Daniel said his son and Miss Tru man had been friends for years mt he added Whether theres mymore to it than that I couldnt Miss Truman has spent most of er time in New York where she s engaged in radio and television The 32yearold Miss Truman oloratura soprana has made cries of concert tours in the past ix years TV Debut She made her debut on televi ion with the Ed Sullivan show in 950 That same year she signed radio and TV contract the Fational Broadcasting Co Daniel 43 was graduated in 933 from the University of North Carolina His first newspaper vork was on the Daily Bulletin at un in 1933 He moved len to the News and Observer laleigh from 1934 to 1937 the next six years he was ith the Associated Press in New rork Washington Berne witzerland and London He joined the New York Times i 1944 serving as a correspon ent in London the Middle East Sermany and the Soviet Union Last year he became assistant to he foreign editor of the New fork Times ditions he approved in advance the solicitation efforts of his as sistant Allen W Merrell who at the time was a member of the Republican National Finance Committee Ford said he never learned which dealers did or did not con tribute though he understands that many did and that the total amount was substantial I also he added that a large group of our dealers are staunch Democrats and I have heard that they contributed gen erously to the campaign of Demo crat Ford said the Ford Motor as such would not support the political candidacy of any person financially or otherwise But what any employe of the company does in his own behalf and acting as a private Ford added is another matter and one of his own Milton Ratner a Chicago Ford dealer until he lost his franchise last year told the subcommittee Feb 23 another dealer asked him to give to the Eisenhower campaign He said he was told the office of Henry Ford want ed for the purpose from Chicago Ratner said he did not contrib ute but as far as I he was one of only two dealers in the city who did not Ford did not mention Ratner by name nor refer directly to his testimony but he volunteered the statement that I did did anyone else in Ford Motor Co to my any pres sure directly or indirectly on our dealers to support either o the presidential candidates in the last Ford said he personally support ed Eisenhower The subcommittee headed b Sen Monroney is in vestigating automobile marketing practices and it was with tha subject that most of Fords tsti mony dealt Sports Bulletin KANSAS CITY W Austin College Nacogdoches Monday defeated Coe Col lege Cedar Rapids Iowa by a score of 7264 in a first round game in the NAIA tournament here Hunt for Two Sailors Lost Off Philippines WASHINGTON un Ships and planes doggedly continued their search Monday for two men los a cruiser and destroyer col lided during night maneuvers ear ly Sunday west of the Philippine Islands The Navy here reported at leas three others were injured when the heavy cruiser Columbus ant destroyer Floyd B Parks crashec 200250 miles west of Manila MARGARET AND Truman and her fiancee E C Danie pause as they leave a train at Pennsylvania station in New York Monday after a weekend at the home of his parents Their engagement was announced a few hours later by Margarets parents former President and Mrs Harry Truman Dakota Is Hit Hardest Rises to 2 The Midwest dug out of a par alyzing blizzard Monday an much of the nation shivered in late winter cold wave The first day of spring was onl eight days away but the mid lands were thawing out from th worst storm of the whole winte season Temperatures went a low as 24 below zero at Bismarck N and were on the down grade from the Rockies to th Appalachians The fastmoving blizzard swep across the Dakotas Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin an Michigan over the weekend 1 killed three persons hit snoi depths of almost two feet an piled up mountainous roadblock ing drifts Farm Wife Dies One of the most pathetic death was that of Mrs Ruth White South Dakota farm wife who se out with her husband Cornelius to fetch aid for their five children and relatives who were trappei in a snowdrifted car Mrs White insisted on accom panying her husband because h is subject to faulting spells an shefeared he would collapac an freeze to death She had no overshoes and ha to wait by the roadside thre quarters of a mile from a farm house Her husband hurried on summoned aid and when he re turned his wife told him Im really played Found Dead White 32 hurried back to th farmhouse for blankets When came back the second time she was dead The other blizzard victims were two Illinois national guardsmen who died when their pjani crashed in the snow near Sparta Wis A search party recoverec their bodies Mitchell S had the heavies inches Rock Rapids in western Iowa had 13 inches as die many points in Southern Minne sota Pellston reported 1 inches Only five inches was recorded in the Mason City area but strong winds piled much of the snow into sizeable drifts Most of the roads in the area were snow packed but all were open for traffic Trains and buses were ale in arriving while traffic a the municipal airport was halted until plows cleared the runways Serious Condition Highway department crews spent all day Sunday in clearing roads By Monday all of the main roads in North Iowa were open to traffic An Iowa Falls truck driver VTilt Walts 58 was found Satur day night with his feet and hands rozen on Highway 27 seven miles east of New Hampton His had run out of gasoline He vas taken to the New Hampton lospital where he was reported in serious condition Five inches also fell at New Hampton and Charles City Roads owever were badly drifted The State Highway Commission t Ames issued the following re ort Monday Highways over most of Iowa re normal But there are excep ons as follows There are patches of packed now in areas around Storm HERSCHEL LOVELESS Loveless to Run for Governor BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Herschel Loveless 44 tumwa the Democrat nominee Ot in 1952 announced Saturday he will again seek his partys gubernatorial nomination in the June primary Lawrence E Plummer 46 Northwood attorney also is a Democratc primary candidate for the office In Davbupuil Mayor Walter Beuse announced that he has decided not to become a Demo c r a t candidate for governor Beuse had said earlier that he intended to seek the nomination if Clyde Herring of Des Moines decided not to make the race Herring announced recently he would not run for any office this year Trailed Beardsley Loveless is a native of Hedrick He completed four years as mayor of Ottumwa on Jan 1 1954 When Dwight Eisenhower carrying Iowa by a v o t e margin in 1952 Loveless trailed the late Gov William S Beardsley by only votes in the race for Mr and Mrs Loveless have wo children Allan 19 and San dra 15 Loveless has recently e e n engaged in the municipal supply business servicing three states Loveless said in an nouncing his candidacy I have an interest in the in creased tax load being carried by he people of Iowa and the re sultant lack of accomplishment rom this increase in revenue I firmly believe that the recent in crease in the state sales tax is Loveless said he also would dis cuss many phases of the op eration of the state in the cam jaign He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1954 Careful Consideration Pocahontas and Spirit Lake nd in a 40mile strip across orth Iowa from Spirit Lake east vard to Chickasaw and Howard ounties In the area northeast of line through Dubuque Inde endence New Hampton and ime Springs highways are 100 er cent snow Keokuk Man Killed in Highway Crash KEOKUK W Hilbert Lee rothsrton 23 Keokuk was fa ally injured Saturday when his ar went out of control and col ded with a pickup truck Mayor Beuse said he had given he matter of running for gover nor his careful He indicated that many friends ver the state had urged him to un Beuse said one factor in his de ision not to seek state office is his present physical condition He aid he is still forced to use a ane as a result of injuries suf ered in two falls and that just ecently the doctors discovered a ew injury to my Beuse also said that since he as reelected as mayor last No ember he feels he owes it to the eople of Davenport to continue i his job as mayor Many pro ressive projects are in the plan ing he said HENRY BLAKE DIES TOPEKA Kan tft Henry S Blake president of Capper Pub lications collapsed and died Sat urday He was 68 SAME V   

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