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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 4 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press FuJl Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 20 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 165 HAIL TO THE QUEEN Miss Mason City for 1950 by an overflow crowd at the Surf Wednesday night was pretty Marie Pergakis 911 Monroe N W 2nd from left an employe of Younkers the firm she represented in the contest At left is Jane Casey queen of the first event last year who crowned this years champion Miss Casey is now a Chicago model In the picture at right lending GlobeGazette photo applause for the queen are Leola Sturm representative of Standaixl Oil and Bonnie Batons The latter 2 with Miss Pergakis were the finalists chosen by applause meter from the field of 10 candidates in the 2nd annual event sponsored by the Mason City Junior Cham ber of Commerce Louis Budenz Puts Lattimore on Red Fringe By MARVIN L ARROWSM1TH Washington F Bu denz testified Thursday that Owen Lattimore was a member of a Communist cell and was party to a conspiracy to deliver China to the communists But after an hour and a half of hurling these accusations at a dra matic senate hearing Budenz a onetime communist who re nounced the party said he was not saying that Lattimore is a com munist Edward Morgan counsel for a senate foreign relations subcom mittee asked him Did you refer to Lattimore as a communist Budenz Oh no no no no Lattimore Present Lattimore Johns Hopkins uni versity professor and sometimes adviser to the state department on far eastern affairs has denied under oath that he ever was a communist or communist sympa thizer Senator McCarthy RWis had brought out Lattimores name in making charges that the state de partment has been infiltrated by communists The senate group is investigat ing the senators charges He had asked it to call Budenz At the outset Budenz said he was testifying reluctantly and had no interest from a partisan standpoint But he said he was concerned over the great danger to the United States and could produce documentary evidence of Stalins determination to conquer the United States Lattimore sitting behind Bu denz grimly made notes with a gold pencil on a stenographers pad as the excommunist testified Mrs Lattimore sitting behind her husband also made notes McCarthy sat unsmiling behind Chairman Tydings D Md of the senate group Budenz Knew Wallace Budenz swore 1 That in 1944 when Lattimore went to China with former Vice President Henry A Wallace a party member told Budenz to consider Owen Lattimore as a communist 2 That Lattimore was identified through the initials L or XL in reports of the communist partys American politburo 3 That Lattimore was a mem ber of a communist cell in the in stitute of Pacific relations Scheduled Strike to Slow All Rail Transportation Chicago strike against 4 of the nations biggest railroad systems threatening to slow down all rail transpor tation has been called for next Wednesday morning The strike dall Wednesday night by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and ginemen ordered some 18000 of the unions claimed 110000 members to leave their jobs at 6 a m local time April 26 Union spokesmen said the walkout would make idle some 50000 rail work ers The threatened strike followed nearly 3 years of dispute between the union and the carriers over union demands for a 2nd man on multiple unit diesel locomotives Free T6 Quit The union is free to strike at any time having complied with all provisions of the national rail way labor act But the possibility of a postponement was hinted in a statement by Union President David B Robertson who an nounced the strike call He said If they the railroads feel some progress is being made toward settlement the strike may be postponed However a railroad spokesman Daniel B Loomis chairman of the Association of Western Railways said Despite the strike threat the railroads will stick to their de cision of refusing to grant the makework demands of the union xxx strike or no strike no ad ditional firemen will be employed on diesel electric locomotives which have no fires to tend In Washington Chairman Fran cis A ONeill Jr of the national railway mediation board said he would discuss the situation Thurs day with the white ing Presidential Assistant John R Steelman Santa Fe Hard Hit Earl Hall Is ASNE Member Washington Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette has been ac cepted for membership in the American Society of Newspaper Editors by the societys board of directors He was one of 30 editors elected to membership Sander Silent After Losing His License Concord N II state ioard of registration in medicine las revoked the license of Dr lermann N Sander for what it ermed morally reprehensible ction in deliberately injecting air nto a patient The 41yearold country doctor was acquitted March 9 by a super or court jury of murder in the death of Mrs Abbie Borroto 59 was suffering from incurable Senate Sets Record on Legislation By GEORGE E REEDY JR Washington UR Capitol his torians were combing through their files Thursday in an effort to find out whether the senate has set a new speed record for passing bills The such it chalked up in a marathon session Wednesday afternoon In 4 hours and 45 minutes the senators con sidered 240 bills approved 212 and least The bills were brought to the floor under the socalled unani mous consent calendar Undei this procedure a measure is passed unless somebody yells over 01 object when the clerk reads the title The measures ranged from a bil The strike will be against the to insert the word or in a lav Methodists Vote on Segregation Cleveland vote on abol ishment of segregation of Negroes and whites within the Methodist churchwill be cast Friday by the national assembly of the Metho dist Womans society of Christian service The findings of the delegates however will not be mandatory upon any church administrative body The college of bishops of the north central jurisdiction elected these officers Wednesday Bishop Charles W Barshares Des Moines president Bishop Richard C Raines Indianapolis vice pres ident and Bishop Marshall R Reed Detroit secretary Pennsylvania system west of Harrisburg Pa the entire Atchi son Topeka and Santa Fe system the Southern Railway and the New York Central west of Buffalo and 3 of its divisions the Michi gan Central west of the De troit river the Big Four and the Ohio Central lines Robertson said the 60 brother hood officials who have been meeting in Chicago for the last week discussing possible strike ac tion selected the 4 systems as those which appeared most ad vantageous to us Railroad spokesmen said the 4 to be struck are extensive users of diesels NO SYMPATHY STRIKE BY THE ENGINEERS Cleveland Chief En gineer Alvanley Johnston said Thursday members of his brother hood would not replace any strik ing railroad firemen But there will be no sympathy strike he added The head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers said that in the event of a strike next Wednes day by the Brotherhood of Loco motive Firemen and Enginemen the engineers would report for duty as usual but not substitute for strikers approved Jan 16 1883 to 1 to bai interstate shipment of slot ma chines Consider the Or The or bill was knocked of VAME lift meini death Musicians Arrive for State Contest Charles City first of about 4000 high school musicians converged on the city Thursday as the state music contest opened in the high school auditorium More than 190 schools from northeast ern Iowa will compete in the 3 day event Because of the large number of entries the contest opened Thursday instead of Fri day as originally scheduled Con testants will be heard nt 11 other sites besides torium school audi fr when a senator complained that he hadnt had time to read the re port The senate will get anothe crack at it the next time the con sent calendar is called The slot machine o the justice departments antigam bing through with out a murmur It was introducec on April more than weeks ago Ordinarily a bill o such importance requires sevcra weeks of hearings and then severa days of committee consideration The senate also aproved a bil outlawing interstate transporta tion of obscene postcards book and recordings They are alread banned from the mails but ther is no law preventing them from being carried across state lines i other ways Begin to Tire Most of the senators stood u well through the billaminut clip But towards the end of the afternoon they began to get a bit groggy At 1 point they came to a bill to establish daylight savings time in the District of bane of rural legislators Two sen ators jumped to their feet object ing that it would make nearby dairy farmers get out of bed an hour earlier A few hours later the senate clerk accidentally read the title of the bill all over again The 2 ob jectors were out of the chamber and this time the measure went through in a matter of seconds DUTCH AMBASSADOR VISITS Orange City Ambassador E N van Kleffens and his wife will visit Orange City during the tulip festival May 12 The ambassador and his wife will fly trom Washington to Sioux City where a delegation from Orange City will meet them cancer The state had charged Dr San der killed the woman by 4 injec ions of air into her veins shortly Before she died at Hillsboro county lospitai last Dec 4 Can ReApply in June The board hinted that Dr San der might apply for reinstatemen n 2 months A line in its decision said No application for reinstate ment by Dr Sander would be en ertained prior to June 19 1950 The young physician politelj declined to discuss Wednesda nights decision His counsel Loui E Wyman said he would conside he ruling with members of hi staff and Dr Sander Thursday On all the evidence he said there is nothing against Dr San ders moral character in any waj whatsoever The ruling could be appealec to the state supreme court Wy man would not say whether an appeal would be taken The com would not act on an appeal unti September at the earliest Reginald F Borroto husban of the woman Dr Sander wa charged with slaying said th board gave the doctor a raw deal Borroto who has stood by the physician since he was first ac cused said Through Hell If you want to know what I think about it I think it stinks The poor fellow has been through hell and now they still want to extract more blood out of him Dr Sander suffered terrifically I think he has suffered enough I Housing Bill Signed by President Makes Easier Gl Home Loans Direct Funds to Schools Washington OJR President Truman signed the 000 housing bill intended to spur home buildingand devel opment of rental dwellings for lower and moderate income families Mr Truman signed the legisla ion although it did not contain a provision which he i000000000 program of direct ederal loans to housing coopera tives But his signature set in motion the stalled operations of the fed eral housing administration and he federal national mortgage as sociation It will make it easier for exGIs to get home loans It pro vides too for limited direct fed eral loans to schools and colleges for housing FHA has been crippled since the first of March by a combination of an empty purse and expired laws The new housing legislation puts up more for the FHA to insure mortgages for pri vate home building under its title II program Helps Veterans One provision in the new legis lation will permit exGIs to buy larger homes with a relatively small down payment The veterans administration now is authorized o guarantee up to on a loan for a house that costs a vet eran more than Pre viously it could only guarantee up to on a house costing or more The maturity time on VAguaranteecl loans is ex tended from 25 to 30 years The housing bill is a compro mise In turning down Mr Trumans coop proposal however the sen ate and house did approve continuance of the present gov ernment program of mortgage insurance for privatelyfinanced cooperative developments Truman in Call for Peace Campaign Other bill main provisions of the 1 The federal national mortgage association s oc ailed Fannie gets to buy up VA and FHA insured mortgages on homes already completed 2 more for the FHAs mortgage insurance pro gram for modernizing and repair ing private homes and for building very low cost homes in suburban areas The program would be ex tended for 5 years 3 A total of in longterm low cost federal loans to veterans to build homes when they cannot borrow from private lenders but are certified by the VA to be good credit risks 4 The government would dis pose of all the war and temporary housing it 389000 units About 43000 of the units could be turned over to communi ties for public housing projects cant understand the medical boards action State Rep George A Myhaver said he would seek a legislative investigation to determine why the board revoked the doctors license when he already had been ac quitted by a court The board said that when Dr Sander deliberately injected air into his patient he was either un able to recognize his moral obli gation as a physician or that he was willing to disregard that obli gation Dr Sander has not practiced since his indictment on the mur der charge in January He has been barred from practicing in 2 Catholic hospitals at Sacred Heart and Notre Dame Charles City Wants Man on Money Charge Charles City A man wanted here on charges of obtain ing money false pretenses is resisting extradition in Minneapo lis Sheriff B F Atherton said the man was Harold Doty charged in connection with seed oats trans actions Doty picked up on a Floyd county fugitive warrant has been released on bond Alfred A Beardmore county attorney said an extradition hear ing has been set for May 17 in Minneapolis The sheriff charged that Doty took orders for seed oats from farmers in Floyd county as well as Chickasaw Butler and Story counties and then failed to deliver them Farmers paid a bushel at the time of ordering with the bal ance of the purchase price rang ing from to to be paid on delivery Walls of Water Isolate Dakota Farms Towns Bismarck N Dak of water rolled across the north ern plains Thursday and created inland seas that drove 1650 fam ilies from their homes isolated whole towns and flooded thou sands of acres of fertile farmland Raging rivers fed by melting snow and shackled by ice jams caused widespread suffering in North Dakota northwestern Min nesota and southern Manitoba Floodwaters also plagued north western South Dakota and north ern Wisconsin North Dakota was hardest hit by the spring floods State agen cies rushed evacuation equip ment while Gov Fred Aandahl awaited President Trumans re ply to his appeal for a declara tion of emergency The Red river of the north al its highest level of the cenutry spread over wide areas of its tablelike valley On the North Dakota side of the river nearly a score of towns were flooded from Neche on the Canadian border to Hillsboro more than 100 miles south Tributaries of the Red includ ing the Pembina Tongue Park Forest Turtle and Goose rivers poured their burdens into the soggy valley The Red and its feeder streams also spread over rich lands in 5 northwestern Minnesota counties Downstream to the north the worst flood in 50 years inundated 6 southern Manitoba towns Up to 3 feet of water from the Red or its tributaries drove hundreds of residents from their homes and of the towns were isolated The Red Cross moved into the area with dozens of flatbottom boats and an amphibious army duck Residents were innocu lated against typhoid The situation in Manitoba wa expected to become worse with the peak of the floods expected about May 1 AP Wirephoto IOWA BISHOP ELECT AND Rev Gordon V Smith consecrated Thursday as bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Iowa chats with the Rt Rev Hen ry Knox Sherrill titular head of the Protestant Episcopal church and the consecrator 1000 See Iowa Bishop Consecrated Des Moines centuries old consecration service was read Thursday as the Rt Rev Gordon V Smith 43 became the sixth bishop of the Iowa diocese of the Episcopal church The rich pagenantry of the service unfolded before more than 1000 parishoriers civic leaders and high church officials The crowd overflowed the 93 yearold stone St Pauls church in downtown Des Moines where for the first time in its history a bishop was consecrated with the solemn command Receive the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a bishop in he church of God now commit ed unto thee by the imposition of our hands in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Service 400 Years Old The 2hour service performed this bright sunny morning fol owed the procedure outlined in he 400yearold prayer book of he Episcopal church It opened with a procession of L3 bishops and 40 priests wearing heir white purple and red vest ments Also in the processional which started in the Y W C A Building across the street from the church were cross bearers flag bearers and 2 acolytes altar Other divisions included the visiting clergy and clergy of the diocese of Iowa officiating min isters the chancellor of the dio cese the St Pauls choir and lay representatives of diocesan insti tutions and organizations The consecrator who was lasl in the procession was the Rt Rev Henry Knox Sherrill New York city presiding bishop of the Epis copal church in the United States Kneels at Altar BishopEiect Smith was conse crated as he knelt at the flower decorated altar with the hands of Bishop Sherrill and other bishop on his head An arrangement of white snap dragons lilies and red roses dec orated the altar and sanctuary providing contrast for the rich blue gold and burgandy colors o the churchs nave and chancel Says Molasses Company Paid John Maragon Washington Government vitnesses testified at John Mara ons perjury trial Thursday that he former white house intimate was paid for representing a nolasses company in difficulties with the agriculture department The defense countered ately with suggestions that of he total was a coverup contribu ion from a strong Milwaukee re publican to the democratic party n Missouri It tried to plant the mpression that another was o make up to Maragon the loss f a gold coin Maragon is on trial in federal court on charges of lying to sen ate investigators last year about lis business and financial affairs ncluding his relationship with Allied Molasses company of Perth Amboy N J The government decided to push ahead with the Allied Molasses phase of its case and risk the pos sibility that Judge Jennings Bailey might order at least some confi dential files of the FBI and agri culture department exposed in court The Rev Arthur E Pritchett rector of St Johns Episcopa church in Mason City and a number of members of the church were among those who attendee the consecration ceremonies IngridRossellini Clearance Expected Rome Rossellin said Thursday that he expected to get a green light from Sweden for his marriage to Ingrid Berg man within the next 5 or 6 days We intend to marry as soon a possible thereafter but no date has been set yet nor do we know where we will get married th Italian movie director said Rossellini said he and Mis Bergman who are living in a a month apartment in Rome with their son Renato were terriblj happy when they heard by tele phone from Hollywood this morn ing of the settlement with Dr Peter Llndstrom Wants World to Know Our Intentions Editors Informed of Strengthened Information Han By ERNEST B VACCARO Washington President Truman disclosed plans Thursday for a great campaign of truth to convince the world the United States has no purpose of going to war except in defense of freedom He told the American Society of Newspaper Editors he has directed Secretary of State Acheson to de velop a strengthened national in formation program to overcome soviet Russian deceit distortion and lies He invited the continued coop eration of American newspapers in spreading the fact that this coun try is wholly dedicated to the cause of peace Mr Truman de clared We must make ourselves known as we really as commu nist propaganda pictures us We must pool our efforts with those of the other free peoples in a sus tained intensified program to pro mote the cause of freedom against the propaganda of slavery We must make ourselves heard round the world in agreat cam paign of truth Papers in Vital Role The presidents address prepared for delivery at a luncheon in the Hotel Statler stressed the vital role newspapers can play in this phase of the cold war There is too much nonsense about striped troupers in foreign affairs he said Far more influence is exerted by the baggy pants of the man agingeditor Mr Truman chose this gather ing of the nations editors to out line a program for strengthening the governments own informa tional program abroad He said most ofthe editors are meeting well their responsibility I Grants Loan to Iowa Falls REA Washington UR The Rural Electrification a d m i n i s tration Thursday granted a loan of 000 to the Iowa Falls Rural Tele phone Cooperative Iowa Falls Iowa to improve rural telephone service in Hardin county The newlyorganized coopera tive was formed by a merger of 10 mutual telephone companies serving 300 subscribers REA said the loan coupled with funds raised by contributions of the cooperatives members will provide for construction of new telephone lines and a dial tele phone exchange Eventually the cooperative will serve 500 sub scribers it said Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Fair and continued cool through Thursday night Low Thursday night 23 to 28 north east 28 to 32 southwest Friday fair and warmer High Fri day near 55 in northeast 60 southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and mild Satur day and Sunday with scattered light showers likely both days Temperatures Saturday will range from morning lows of 35 to 45 to afternoon highs of 63 to 68 Mason City Same except low Thursday night 28 high Friday 56 Minnesota Generally fair Friday Warmer Friday High Friday near 50 northeast 5560 south west IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 4 Minimum 29 At 8 a m 35 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 38 as a link between the American people and world affairs by in forming them well and com pletely But he added I am sorry to say a few are meeting it badly He did not name any names but went on to say Foreign policy is not a matter for partisan presentation The facts about Europe or Asia should not be twisted to conform to one side or the other of a political dispute Twisting the facts might change the course of an election at home but it would certainly damage our countrys program abroad Calls Russian Line Mr Truman called absurd the line taken by Russian propaganda saying Soviet propaganda constantly reviles the United States as a na tion of warmongers and im perialists You and I know how absurd that is We know that the United States is wholly dedicated to the cause of peace We have no pur pose of going to war except in defense of freedom Our actions demonstrate that we mean exactly what we say But when men throughout the world are making their choice between communism and democracy the important thing is not what we know about our purposes and our important thing is what they know The president said he had asked Secretary Acheson to take action to improve and strengthen our whole range of information and educational services He continued Another major part of our ef fort must be carried out through our great public information and mag azines radio and motion pic tures the president asserted We must strive constantly to break down or leap over barriers to free communication wherever they exist This poses an enormous chal lenge to groups such as yours a challenge which can be met only by extraordinary inventiveness and enterprise I am confident that the American press can and will make a tremendously useful contribu tion toward finding new solu tions The president suggested that all governmental and private infor mation spreaders be aided by the wordofmouth story of business mantobusinessman abroad of farmertofarmer trade unionist toforeign worker And he added we should train more Americans to go abroad as teachers of modern methods of farming industry and public health and as teachers by pie of our concepts of democ racy ff ;