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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH DAI EDITED FOR MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH K W A N S NEIGHBORS VOL LVI and Full Lease Wirei f WINS CALF A 16 ym aid Cerro Gordo county farnifWth Andy Oswald win soon ht the proud possessor of a pfKfered Hereford heifer calf givoi him by the CBS radio starT Allen During a broadcast over CBSKGLO Friday night spon sored by the Phillips Petratonm company Allen was reading ar ticles from the Mason City GlobeGazette and saw Oswalds name in a farm story He then called Andy and in the course of the conversation asked the farm youth what he would like In the way of a prize Andy an swered that a Hereford calf would suit him fine To get the calf Andy identified Mason Citys Phillips Petroleum deal ers A T Walker and R O Pet tit ay a ense in ay Pact Nations Approve for Defensi The Hague Netherlands Atlantic pact defense rr unanimously approved Sat master plan for collective against any aggressor U S Defense Secretary Johnson and his colleagues a communique issued after j meeting here that the plat insure the defense of North Atlanticarea both ically and efficiently Specifically the ministe they had approved a plan integrated defense of the North Atlantic area as distil ed from individual natiol fense For the first time tf munique said 12 indej and sovereign nation achieved through the der process of cooperation ai for defending themselves a other The blueprint was drafte er this week fty the chiefs of the pact members und chairmanship of Gen Bradley of the United Stat statement issued by the after their allday sessio closed no details of the toj plan said ran Itire fish de Lent lave fatic tern irli itaff the N The sters fdis ret Consecration o Episcopal Bisho Will Be April 2C Des Moines Consfatlon ot the Rev Gordon V S of Des Moines as 6th bishop the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa h be held at 10 a m April St Pauls church here The Rt Rev Henry Knofcher rill of New York Citypftding bishop of the Protestant Efcopal church will be the consecjor Coconsecrators will be fe Rt Rev Lewis B Whittemoreishop of western Michigan andje Rt Rev W Blair Roberts bifcp of South Dakota 1 The Rt Rev Howard Bferih ker bishop of NebraskFwill preach the sermon I Installation of the new jshop will be May 8 at Trinityjathe dral Davenport Weather FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Sjirday night and Sunday Showrf like ly Sunday Low Saturda night 30 High Sunday 50 Iowa Increasing cloudine Sat urday night and Sundi with scattered showers Swiday Warmer Sunday Low night 30 to 36 Minnesota Cloudy Saturdy night with occasional snow por tion slightly warmer nrthwest Sunday cloudy with snv in ex treme north rain or spw cen tral and rain somewhat warmer outhwest portion Sunday Low Saturday night 1825 north 25JO south high Sunday 3238 noth 4048 south i IN MASON ClV GlobeGazette weathei for the 24 hours ending Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum statistics t 8 a m 53 31 32 Itt Wonts Radar Screen for Alaska Spells Out Changes He Would Make in 1951 Defense Budget Five Cents a Copy Dwight the safety of Washington Gen D Eisenhower Saturday put a ra Juscreen for Alaska and stronger garrisons for that northern terri tory at the top of his list of mea sures necessary for the nation He urged congress to give the air force yearly for new planes without cutting army and navy funds saying that is a only slightly less urgency And he declared that the time nas come when we cannot afford longer to delay the modernization of the fighting forces tanks anti aircraft equipment recoilless wea pons and vehicles AntiSub Move Right beside the air and ground modernization program in priority said should be reinforcement of our antisubmarine facilities In a letter to Chairman Elmer Thomas DOkla of a senate ap propriations subcommittee the for mer chairman of the joint chiefs of staffs added that any of the tems listed can be treated acted upon by itself One peculiarity of a military establishment is that it is in a xisis only as strong as its weak est link he said adding Coordination Therefore there must be co ordinated progress and it would be erroneous to devote available resources exclusively to those terns toward the top of the list with no attention to those at the iottom In spite of this observation I till believe that some defense of Alaska is so important that it hould be considered above the others both in time and in im portance Thomas said the letter fulfilled SisenhoNvers promise to Senators o spell out changes he would make in President Trumans 000000000 defense budget for the 951 fiscal year starting July 1 or Mother Thinks Son Should Get Soldier Bonus Des Moines A mother vhose exsoldier son didnt get an owa bonus still thinks he is en itled to one told the jonus army indirectly ot him into trouble G C Kelly Greenwalt the boards office manager related aturda3the exsoldiers claim for bonus was rejected because the eteran did not get an honorable discharge Greenwalt said the mother vrote the board saying I know he was not an angel nd that he served some time in ail for fighting and being absent vithout leave But so did thou ands of others After all the army aught its men how to fight While the board isnt too busy ust arrival of more said its too busy o follow up one request It was application from a former army olonel now living in Washington D C for the The colonel told the board by etter My army records can be obtained from the office of the idjutant general of the state of owa This is once Greenwalt com mented that this fellow cant land the job over to an orderly Hes going to have to do it him elf Well send him the regular laim form and hell have to fill t out himself The board expects it will be inother 10 days or so be Core it can esume the mailing of checks iunds from the sale of the 4th and ast block of in bonds not expected before about April IG Meanwhile a summary report hows 250998 claims have been eceived and 213950 either paid r ready for payment The 213950 hecks called for a total of 53238 or an average of S369 About 9000 checks are being held up until more funds come in an Canton Put Under Communist Curfew Honr Koncr Chinese communists have placed Canton under curfew in an attempt to stamp out resistance advices from the South China city said Satur day The communists blame national st agents for the turmoil It has een so bad that the communists lave moved most of their govern ment offices out of the city MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 1 1950 UMIIJ TEACHERS NAME PRESI H McBurney super intendent of schools at Webster City was elected president of the North Central district of the Iowa State Teachers association at the groups convention here Friday He succeeds Mrs Hazel V Chappell Mason City George RSmith junior high principal at Rolfe was elected vice president Paul Bolie class room teacher at Burt was elect ed secretary and R E Nyquist Mason City classroom teacher was reelected treasurer II G Doeringrsfeld Franklin county superintendent of schools was elected to the board for a 3 year term Some Rath Workers Get New Contract Waterloo of an independent union covering coop erage and cafeteria workers were employed under a new contract Saturday at the Rath Packing company plant An agreement signed Friday with the Independent National Brother hood of Packinghouse Workers granted workers wage in creases ranging from i cent to 15 cents an hour spokesmen said Meanwhile negotiations be tween the company and the CIO United Packinghouse Workers of America were at a standstill UPW members are employed in the plants production departments The agreement covering cafe teria employes andwof kers in the cooperage department provides new vacation and sick leave bene fits spokesmen said Discussions with CIO unioji rep resentatives the company said failed to end a dispute over the suspension of 80 workers in the hog kill department Wartburg Dean Family Relations Group Secretary Grinnell Carl F Reuss dean of Wartburg college at Wav ciiy who has been serving by ap pointment as executive secretary of the Iowa Council on Family Re lations Friday was officially elected to that position At the business session of the roups annual meeting Mrs H Breckenridge Charles City was elected first vice president Dr Ralph H Ojemann Iowa City was elected 3rd vice president and Dr Leonard C Murray Des Moines member at large to the executive committee The Rev H Lee Jacobs Fort Dodge president and the remain ng officers were held over MANAGER QUITS Des Moines Parks of Ames has announced his resig nation as secretary and sales man ager of the Iowa AberdeenAngus association Parks said Friday he quit thfc job because of other re sponsibilities TIES FOR 3RD Des Ann Clark Waverly tied for 3rd place with Margaret Corcoran Des Moines n the written competition qf the 25th annual Iowa State spelling contest Saturday This Paper Consists ot Two Foreign Aid Bill Facing New Attacks Measure Heads for Senate After House Passage by 28786 Washington 000 administration foreign aid bill passed by the house after a week of rough handling faced fresh attacks Saturday from both sides of capitol hill As the measure headed for the senate in what administration leaders called good shape house opponents laid plans to launch a new onslaught when debate starts on a bill providing money for the various world recovery programs involved Administrati6n leaders ex pressed the belief they could save the measure from serious damage in either chamber of congress II sailed through the house Friday night on a 287 to 86 vote after a week of battering by republi cans and southern democrats While its total was less than the state department wanted the bill was stripped at the last moment by 2 administra tionopposed amendments One would have tied up of the total for the purchase of farm commodities in this coun Iowa Vote Split Washington Four of Iowas 8 republican representa tives voted with the majority and the other 4 with the minor ity as the house Friday passed the foreign aid bill Reps Cunningham DoUiver Lecomple and Talle voted for the measure Reps Gross Hoc vcn Jensen and Martin voted against it The lowans also split as the house passed a bill prohibiting the federal government from regulating certain independent gas producers Reps DoUiver Jensen and Martin voted for the bill Reps Gross Cunningham Hoeven Lecompte and Talle voted against it try the othev would have halted aid to Britain While Ireland re mained partitioned In addition the measure con tained the controversial point 4 program intended to help back ward friendly nations get on their feet through technical assistance from the United States However the program was cut almost in half and stands at The overall purpose of the bill which continues the Marshall plan is to provide economic aid to na tions resisting communism and to hike their standards of living so their citizens wont succumb to communist propaganda The senate foreign relations committee has approved a com panion measure without the point 4 provision but otherwise almost the same as the house version Thesenate committee has called on the administration for more in formation on point 4 but house leaders said they are sure the senate will include the project in the bill Dies at Wheel of Fire Truck Des Moines UR Michael T Sheehey 58 died at the wheel of his fire truck Friday night as he raced to answer what turned out to be a false alarm Deputy Polk County Coroner Leo Luka said Sheehey suffered a neart attack The truck sheared olf a tele phone pole careened across a street and plunged down a 4foot embankment Lt Oliver Bird rid ng with Sheehey was not in jured MAKE RESERVATIONS Alta The Duke and Duchess of Windsor have nore hote reservations here for April 11 The Duke owns a large anch near High Rivera Aita 14t Lattimore Returns Hits Back at Solon WIFE Owen Lattimore accused by Senator Joseph McCarthy KWIS of being the top communist agent in the United States greets his wife upon his arrival Saturday morning at New York International airport He is returning from a United Nations Mission to Afghanistan to deny the senators charges Search for 2 Buried in Debris Igloo S Dak 25man crew Saturday gingerly picked its way through live ammunition mixed with the explosionshat tered remains of a concrete am munition depot in search of 2 men buried in the debris Both were feared dead The body of a 3rd man Joseph M Murray was removed during the night Murray was foreman of the 4 ar crew at work in the maga zine when an explosion Friday shattered the 80by20foot struc ture The 4th man was rescued after suffering minor injuries The cause of the blast was not known but Col H S Newhall commanding officer of the Black Hills ordnance depot said a board would convene Saturday to inves tigate the explosion Newhall directed the searchers who worked through the night in ubfreezing temperatures under the glare of huge floodlights rig ed on the scene Harvard Professor Plunges to Death Boston internationally renowned Harvard professor who left a note saying he was de pressed over world conditions plunged to his death early Sat urday from a 12th floor room of the Hotel Manger He was identified by police as Francis Otto Matthiessen 48 pro fessor and tutor of history and iterature at the university Police aid he apparently was a suicide Matthiessen a world authority on Author Henry James had been on a years leave of absence to write a book on the life of Novel st Theodore Dreiser He was ac ive in political affairs as a mem ber of the progressive party Midwest Republicans Plan DoortoDoor Fall Campaign Salt Lake City chieftains from the midwest and mountain states charted Saturday doortodooi campaigns for next falls election But they hadnt yet agreed on a farm program designed to win agricultural votes Theme of their conference seemed to be If we can out the republican vote we will win A survey I have just finished said Ohio State Chairman Ray Bliss shows more than 150000 republicans in Ohio didnt vote in 1948 President Truman carried the stale by only about 5000 If we can perfect our organiza tion to turn out the republican vote we can win Robert K Goodwin Jowa state chairman said the party will cam paign on a fanntofarm basis in his states rural areas Given an aggressive platform he said the republicans can attract independent voters National Chairman Guy Gabriel son uiged the state chairmen and vice chairmen representing or ganizations in 19 states to make full use of young republican groups and womens organizations Most of the state chairmen de clined to discuss a long closed door session held Friday afternoon on the farm program Tom Cole man of Wisconsin said it was spirited and intended to organ ize thinking that would develop into a definite program later which ends this afternoon Frank Buck Estate Valued at San Angelo Texas Buck famed big game hunter left an estate valued at proably 000 This was disclosed in pro bate proceeding Friday Buck died last Saturday in Houston His wife Mrs Muriel Buck and their daughter Bar bara will share the estate SING FOR LAWMAKERS Sacramento Calif bur student singers irom Waldorf college Forest City Iowa inter rupted a session of the California egislature Friday They stopped o listen to debate in the state as sembly Then in response to a re quest they sang 2 number from he gallery They were directed by Odven Hagen Census Takers Starting Job of Counting Americans Washington army of census takers starts the vast job Saturday of counting the people of the United States Even before the returns are in from the count in the nations history of ficials have a pretty good idea what it will show for the total pop ulation About 151000000 plus another 4000000 or so in the ter ritories and possessions But the 145000 census takers are seeking other information as well in their onceevery10years doortodoor quiz Your name ad dress age sex race marital status occupation income whether you own your own home about 60 basic questions in all The farm census forms which went out by mail about a week ago contain some 300 questions but a farmer will have to answer only those which apply to him The question about which will be put to one out of every 5 stirred con siderable republican wrath But census bureau officials say similar questions have been included in the census for 100 years President Truman in a census proclamation issued 2 weeks ago declared that no P9rson can be harmed in any way by furnishing the information required adding that it wont be used for such things as taxation investigation or law enforcement By law the answers to the ques tions can be used only for statis tical purposes and must be kept strictly confidential otherwise Officially the reason for the census is to determine anew how many house members will be al lotted to each state The number is based on a population count California is expected to be the big gainer this year picking up about 7 seats Census takers figure to finish their big housetohouse job in about 2 weeks in the cities and in about 2 more in rural areas It will take until around Dec 1 to add up population figures and months more to tabulate the other statistics Officials estimate the whole job will cost about as much as it did 10 years ago The enumerators are expected to count about 1100 persons apiece taking about 10 minutes for each call and traveling a total of more than 25000000 miles to do job Here are some things to remem ber Any responsible adult who knows the facts can answer the questions for the nvhole family But no one over H can refuse to answer without risking up to a fine and 60 days in jail Those asked for information of heir income are not compelled to give it orally They can if the3r prefer ask for a blank form and mail their answers to the census bureau here There arc no fixed hours for the census takers to make their calls but theyll probably start early and work late Theyre paid on a piecework basis so the sooner they complete the count in their areas the faster theyve earned their money Every government census taker carries a card with his own sig nature and that of a validating officer showing that he is em ployed by the census bureau as an enumerator The purpose is to pre vent impersonation and racketeer ing Census takers who tattle can get lines and 2 years in jail DES MOINES MANAGER F Hopkins engineer and former state board of control member has been chosen as temporary city manager for Des Moines He formerly was city manager of Ames and Mason City Hop kins who is 65 said he accepted the post with the understanding that it was on an interim basis He said he would not consider a permanent appointment Shoots Mayor and Commits Suicide Stiilwater Okla Doctor gave Still water Mayor Arthur B AJcott little chance to live Sat urday as police sought to learn the cause of a shooting attack which may cost the life of the city offi cial Alcott his right side paralyzed underwent surgery Friday night in an attempt to relievo pressure on his brain resulting from a single bullet wound His condition was termed extremely critical Chris Dixon a 71 year old bar fc ber walked into Alcotts office Thursday fired a bullet which struck the mayor in the head then c killed himself SAME WhlU 4cMh patt 21 lit Describes McCarthy as Miserable Comes Back From Afghanistan to Face Red Charge New York arrived back in the United States Saturday and in his first words called Senator Joseph McCarthy RWis a base and miserable creature McCarthy has accused Latti more of being the top communist agent in the United States Lattimore landed at Idlewild airport on his flight home from a United Nations mission to Afghan istan to face the senators charges He told reporters who swarmed about him at the airport that he felt unutterable contempt for McCarthy I am glad to be back in Amer ica where I can get a failhear ing Lattimore said Declines Interview He declined a formal interview at the airport however and said I will not submit to any ques tions There are just 2 things I want to say he added First is have a press con ference scheduled for 3 p in and I want time to catch up on the de tails Of course I am not a commu nist nor a fellow traveler nor have I ever been The press conference was set for 3 p m at the St Moritz Hotel in midManhattan While still overseas Lattimore called McCarthys charge an un mitigated lie Met by Wife He was met at the airport by his wife his son David and Abe Fortas a former undersecretary of the interior now a Washington attorney Fortas said he would represent Lattimore Lattimore was asked if he were acquainted with Secretary of State Dean Acheson or Louis F Budenz former American communist lead er who renounced the party He declined to answer the question Acheson said Friday he did not think he had ever met Lattimore whom McCarthy says exerted a baneful influence on the state de partments Chinese policy Mc Carthy reportedly plans to call Budenz as a witness in his con gressional committee attacks on Lattimore Lattimoie js director of the Walter Hines Page School of In ternational Research at Johns Hopkins university at Baltimore on leave as a U N expert Faces Trial on Lonely Hearts Count Sioux City UR The federal government Saturday moved to bring Kilmer E Barnes to trial on charges that he fleeced from Lonely Hearts club mem bers Barnes was indicted Friday on 7 counts of using the mails to de fraud U S District Attorney Tobias Diamond said Barnes operating with a woman companion used his system on 40 or 50 persons Twelve of them appeared tc testify against Barnes Friday And Diamond said many others failed to appear for fear of disgrace if their cases were made public Diamond said the pair corre sponded with members of their Lonely Hearts club in several mid western states After a time Dia mond said they would appear at the home of a member posing as brother and sister and imply that hey were interested in marriage Once they gained the persons confidence they would tell of a pending business deal or an mergency and seek a loan If one was granted Diamond said they ailed to repay the money Diamond declined to name the woman He said Barnes a 40year old resident of Clarinda used hreats of death to enlwt her aid n the scheme Diamond said she is now serv ng a 2year term in federal prison Barnes originally was arrested at Clarinda New Years eve But ic escaped while being transferred rom the city to the county jail ic was recaptured when a St Louis bondsman turned him in ;