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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1958, Mason City, Iowa Vf North lowVi Daily Newspapei Edited for UL0BEUAZETIE VOLH latenattaMl Fid LMM Wlrci HI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKESALL NORTH IO W A N S N I I 0 H I 0 R S oopyV MASOM CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUSTS HOME EDITION Papw Cottdrt rf OM 174 Mason City Woman Drowns in Laki One Mans Opinion j A Radio ComnuMrtary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO U3W IJB Swdiv fm Tediy The Making of a Language K FTER nearly 16 years with out interruption doing this weekly commentary could be quite a chore if it werent for the fact that I ani free to roam where my spirit moves me for subject matter Its probably because theres of laziness in me that I come back every few months to some favored topic One of these of course is traf fic safety I shouldnt be surprised to discover that at least 50 of the 800 commentaries Ive batted out since the early 1940s haver dealt with this safety subject Some body at this point is bound to point out that my efforts havent been too productive in this field People are still kilkng them selves with great abandon on bur highways and others with them it should be added Another subject which has had great favor with me is language our own language mostly but also the languages Ive encount ered IH some 50 other countries Its a marvelously interesting subject I think NOT SO MANY MONTHS ago I engaged in a friendly dispute with Alan Gould executive editor of the Associated Press a top re sponsibility in the worlds great est newsgathering agency The debate was on something no more important whether per sons or people is the preferred plural of person v I held out for persons on the theory that people is in essence collective noun rather than a pluralV Gould as I remember it based his case on the fact that is all but universally used arid that it doesnt admit of misunderstanding any more than persons does His reasoning in this instance geemed to nje to align him with the Bergen Evans school of thought which proceeds from an assumption that if enough people here Im using people in the col lective sense use any word or expression often enough it be comes correct no matter how incorrect it is at the start THE CONTROVERSY was I assure you in good fun Im not about to let an honest difference of opinion about a debatable sub ject detract from a friendship with this top AP executive a friendship that has been a quar ter of a century or more in the making One day recently I had a brief note from Mr Gould inclosing a page out of the Sunday magazine section of the New Haven Conn Register The piece was as you might guess about words It had been taken from Aramco World a magazine put out by the Arabian American Oil Co a concern with which Ihad numerous contacts during my visit to the MidEast last year I thought of you when I read this piece he wrote It struck me as interesting and the kind of stuff that might work into one of your commentaries In the magazine piece was a reference to a Cornell University professor whose research in the field of language has persuaded him that there is no such thing as correct or incorrect speech Its all a matter of popular usage he contends This viewpoint brought the fol lowing comment from Alan Gould Im glad to note my old alma mater Gould is a Cornell U graduate is keeping up its liberal traditions THE WRITER in the piece re printed by New Haven Registers magazine section opened its piece with these questions Hows your pronunciation When you see a barn do you say barrn or bahn you take your family car to the garage do you ask the man to greece it as in Detroit or greaze1 it as in Washington D He continued And do you say baath or bahlh All these words it was pointed CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 JAMES F RYAN JFRydn Victim of James F Ryan 55 former partner in the West in Mason City was killed Sun day night when his car hit a concrete pier of a railroad bridge west of Grand Meadow Minn He was alone in the car and was believed by Minnesota of ficials to have fallen asleep He was on his way to Wisconsin where he had purchased a bowl ing center Mr Ryan was born Nov 29 1902 at Joice son of Edward and Sarah Gaynor Ryan He was graduated from St Thomas Academy and St Thomas Col lege St Paul HE WAS MARRIED to Murphy Octr They lived in Southern Minne sota when he was associated with theHormel Packing Co Austin Minn until the family moved to Mason City in 1944 He was a partner in the West Truck Lines until 1956 Since that time he had been a farm manager Surviving are his wife Nora two daughters Sarann Ryan Ma son City and Mrs William Margy Chambers San Diego Calif a grandchild Ann Cathleen Chambers three sisters Mrs George Amy Smith Manly Sister Mary Callista Fairbanks and May Ryan Joice and two brothers Edward of Joicej and Vincent of Minneapolis He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother MR RYAN was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1006 Mason City Solemn requiem high Mass will be celebrated at 9 am Wednes day at Holy Family Catholic Ihurch The Rt Rev Msgr A J Breen will be celebrant Burial will be in St Josephs Catholic Cemetery Friends may call at the Ryan home 320 7th NW from 3 pm Tuesday until the time of serv ices Memorials have been sug jested by the family The Colonial Funeral Home is in charge HEADS AMVETS ST LOUIS WDr Winston E Burdine Atlanta Ga Sunday was elected national commander of the Amvets at the annual con vention held here STRUDOM DIESSouth Afri cas Cabinet has been sum moned to a special session to consider a successor to Prime Minister Johannes G Strijdom the stern segregationist who had led the nation sinco 1954 Strijdom died in Yolks Hospi tal Sunday of a heart ailment complicated by a blood clot of the lung He was 65 To Hear Appeal High Court to Convene WASHINGTON OR Su preme Court Monday called a spe cial session Thursday of this week to consider the Little Rock school segregation case The high court convening in the extraordinary session at noon will deal with the application of the National Assn for the Ad vancement of Colored People for cancellation of the desegregation delay granted by the 8th Court of Appeals at St Louis t The announcement was issued by Chief Justice Warren after consultation with the other mem bers of the high court SPECJAL TERMS are a rarity The most recent one was called to pass on the appeal of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg later exe cuted as Soviet spies Only an issue rated as tremen dously important or as present ing a question which must be settled before the expiration of a time limit calls the Supreme Court back from summer vaca tion In the Little Rock case the time limit is the Sept 2 opening date of the new school term As the session of the high tri bunal called members the Arkansas State Legislature streamed into Little Rock pre pared to empower Gov Orval E Faubus Central High SchbolW the federalgovernment tries to integrateit for a second year A legislative source said Fau bus has outlined three measures for immediate submission to the Legislature They are A BILL to postpone the opening of Central from Sept 2 to Sept 8 apparently to give the Legislature a little added time for maneuver ing A bill authorizing the governor to dose Central High rather than mix Negroes and whites in its classrooms Once closed a public school district referendum within 30 days would decide whether to integrate the school or keep it closed A bill to let any white student displaced from a closed school carry his state aid allotment with him to another open district The current litigation over ine gration at Central High stems from the action of the U S Dis trict Court in Little Rock in granting a stay of a pre vious order for desegregation The 8th Circuit Court of Ap peals threw out that order and then on the application of the school board stayed the execution of its own ruling pending action by the Supreme Court LAST WEEK Justice Whit taker who has jurisdiction over appeals from 8th Circuit matters while the Supreme Court is in recess voiced the opinion that one justice could pass on the NAACP application for cancella tion of the integration delay There would be no doubt of one justices authority to stay an af firmative order of a lower court But until Whittaker set forth his opinion there had been a ques tion among Supreme Court ob servers as to whether one mem ber of the court could cancel out a lower courts order delaying application of the lower courts own ruling The wording of Warrens an nouncement made it clear the matter had been taken up with the other justices and that the conclusion was that it1 w a s a proper matter for the full bench Eisenhowers Planning Vacation at Newport WASHINGTON UPI Presi dent and Mrs Eisenhower plan tentatively to fly to Newport R I Thursday or Friday for their vacation the White House said Monday They vacationed at the same site last fall While House Press Secretary James C Hagerty said he had no jidca how long the vacation would ilast He said that depended on 1 domestic and foreign develop Iments WELCOME TO NEW spray water Manhattan skyline It was the appeal as a welcoming gesture to theUS Navys submarineance athome since her epicjourney Sei the North Nautilus as she moves past the rainshrouded lower Pole earlier this month JUUIuey unaei tne Explorer V Fails in Spate Trip Radio Heard Only Briefly CAPE CANAVEftALFla The Army splendidly launched a JupiterC rocket to a possible alti tude of 200 miles or more early Sunday but failed to put its Ex plorer V satellite into orbit The satellites radio voice was heard only briefly during the up wardflight by a receiving station at Ft Monmouth NJ Then there was only silence Hours after the apparently nor mal blastoff at am teams of weary scientists were still studying their test data try ing to determine what went wrong They had counted particularly on the 80inch tubular satellite to lelp analyze the intense highalti tude radiation that has riddled earlier satellites and saturated their instruments PREVIOUSLY LAUNCHED earth moons have demonstrated already that strong shielding must be provided to prevent a human space traveler from quick radi ation death Explorer V was a duplicate of Sxplorer IV launched last month but weighed 37 pounds four tenths of a pound more The extra weight came from a thicker lead shield surrounding the geiger counter Explorer IV while working fine is experiencing unusually high radiation and its counter is in danger of jamming It was hoped the new satellite would offer bet ter shielding and thus make the space reports more complete Sixhours after the launching the Defense Department inWash ington said definitely that Ex Iorer V did not achieve an or bit around the earth A depart ment spokesman said there was every indication however that all four stages of the 70foot launch ng rocket had fired properly THAT WAS THE WAY it looked from the launching site all during the hourslong preliminary count down and through the brilliantly sure and steady liftoff and climb oward the stars Explorer II was the only previ ous satellite launched by a Ju piterC that failed to orbit In that instance the final stage did not ignite Two Persons Die in Newton Crash NEWTON W Two persons vere injured fatally and three others were critically hurt in a wocar collision on US 6 three and onehalf miles east of here Saturday night Dead are George Murray 16 rural Newton and Mrs James R Lange 58 of near Grinnell Mason City Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Low Mon day around 52 high Tuesday in 70s Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with a scattered mostly light showers and thunder storms Monday night and in southeast Tuesday Warmer Monday night lows in 50s Lit tle change in temperatures Tuesday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will normal Mon day night through Saturday Normal highs in lower 80s Normal lows in upper 50s Con and cool at beginning of period followed by a warming trend Rainfall will average 15 to 25 of an The Weather inch in light showers Monday night and again about Satur dayl Minnesota Continued cool with light showers High Tuesday 75 Weather Dataup to 8 am Monday Maximum 68 Minimum 36 At 8 a m 55 YEAR AGO Maximunr go 52 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 51 trace 77 55 Northwood Girl Killed by Bullet GORDONSVILLE Minn Carole Jean Anderson 9 daughter of Mrr and Mrs Marvin Anderson North wood Route 2 was acci dently shot to death near here Sunday afternoon The Anderson family and Mr and Mrs Lawrence Sonnenberg Austin Minn with their were visiting at the Edward Accident at Decorah Kills Mother 38 Broitzman farm two and a half miles east of here According to Freeborn County Sheriff Carl Lindahl the cars of the two families were parked in the farm yard The Sonnenberg son Michael 8 and the girl were playing in the two cars Michael found the pistol under the seat of the Sonnenberg car While he was playing with it it was discharged the bullet passing through the window of the An derson car through the girls head and out the opposite win dow She died on the way to a Rochester hospital Funeral arrangements are Bending at the Bonnerup Funeral Home Albert Lea Mercury Drops to Nippy 36 Blankets came out and furnaces came on Monday morning as the temperatures dropped into the up per 30s and lower 40s over much of Iowa Mason City reported the Mon day morning low of 36 degrees Spencer had 39 and Waterloo 40 The lows ranged up to 47 at Sioux City Ottumwa Council Bluffs and Des Moines A warmup was due Monday night and Tuesday but highs still were expected to be below nor mal RESTRICTION EASED MEMPHIS Tenn UPI A Church of God convention voted DECORAH Delmar Brooks 38 Decorah was killed and four persons were injured in the collision of her station wagon and a car on US 52 north here Saturday night Injured were her husband and their two children Susan 12 and Randy 7 and the occupant of the other car Richard Steine 28 De corah Steine and Brooks were in fair condition at a Decorahhospital and the children were in good condition The accident occurred on a curve three and onehalf miles north of here Funeral services for Mrs Brooks will be Wednesday at 2 pm at the Methodist Church with burial in Phelps Cemetery Steine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Survivors in addition to her husband and two children are her mother Elizabeth Thayer Decorah five brothers William Milwaukee Robert Froelich Iowa Ralph Monona Ronald Caledonia Dale Decorah and five sisters Mrs Keith Lawber Dickeyville Wis Mrs Howard Wheleher West UnionMrs Olaf Neste Mrs Ed Riha and Janet Decorah ALASKANS TO VOTE JUNEAU Alaska Uf f Saturday by a narrow margin to kans will go to the polls Tuesday allow married members to wear to formally approve the statehood wedding bands if they desire measure Passage was assured Foreign Aid Last Bill Approved Congress Folds Up for Year WASHINGTON Wt Members of the 85th Congress scattered for home Sunday bearing the scars o legislative struggles with national international and space ag crises Barring some great new emerg ency the Senate and House wil not meet again until Jan 7 1959 when they will convene as th 86th Cpngress first session That date was set before th House adjourned at midnight Sat urday TheSenate stretched it closing session out to more than 18 hoursfinally quitting at 21 am CST Sunday WITHOUT THE resolution fix ing the Jan 7 date the next Con gress would have been requirec by the Constitution to convene on a postNew Year S a turd ay Jan 3 partof Saturday night windup was devoted to abattl over President Eisenhowers for eign aidprogram It ended with House and Senate passage of compromise appro priation for the 12 months ending next June 30 SINCE CONVENING in Janu ary 1957 the 85th Congress ha grappled with a business reces sion Soviet scientific advances Middle East crisis and the branc new problems of the space age Eisenkower said last summer he was tremendously disap pointed with the first session o the 85th But this year the President got most of his big must items although he had to take some compromises Believe Yacht May Have Foundered in Formosa Storm HONG KONG LPl is now believed that the missing yacht Tora carrying four discharged US of them an have foundered in Formosa Strait when Typhoon Winny struck July 15 The Tora left northern For mosa on a 500mile trip to Hong Kong July 7 The craft now is six weeks overdue Among those aboard was D C Buzz Bohning a former Ma rine lieutenant from Belmond Iowa Merchant seamen familiar with Formosa Strait said inex perienced hands on a sailing craft caught by Winny would not have stood a chance The US consulate here has opened an inquiry into the whereabouts of the yacht A spokesman said there is only a remote possibility the Tora and crew have been seized by the Reds Makes It to Mrs Willidm Oleson Victim CLEAR LAKE Mrs William M Oleson wife of a Mason City ealtor was drowned Monday ia 21ear Lake Sheand her eldest daughter Sharon Kay 16 were on the lake in a small boat with an outboard motor It tipped over in rough water about a quarter mile from shore SHARON SWAM to shore at Venetian Village on the north shore about 11 a m Her mothers body was recovered about p m by the lake pa trol It was discovered just below the surface buoyed up by the air retained by v clothing according to Lake Patrolman Erv Graet linger The Rev Robert burg and Leonard Olson were ia the him Besides iher husband and eldest daughter Mrs Oleson is survived by twin daughters Jean Mairjr and Janette Elizabeth The family home is at 222 Tay lor NW but they were staying at their summer cottage on the south shore of Clear rLake Bear PM Park SHARON WAS UNDER a doe tors care and details of the acci dent could not be learned im mediately L V Mrs Oleson was the former Dorothye Ellen Norby jhe arid her husband were married ia 1940 MrsOleson was the third to drown in the lake this summer Steven Mark Quinn 5 Mason City lost his life July 1 and Diane Ventura drowned Aug 1 Reds Slack Off Attacks on Quemoy TAIPEI Formosa W C h i n e s e Communists Monday slacked off their attacks on the offshore Quemoy and Tan Islands after a weekend of massive bom bardment and air and sea activ ity that aroused fears it was the curtain raiser for Red irivasibn The Nationalists reported turn back a seaborne Communist attempt to seize the islandoutpost of Tungting 17 miles south of Quemoy Sunday night Chiang KaiSheks forces also claimed their planes shot down two a dog fight over Quemoy Sunday night between 48 VIIGs and an undisclosednumber of Nationalist jets wasr the argest number of Communist planes so far reported in action at one time over the Formosa Strait After plastering the islands with nearly 80000 artillery shells Sat urday and Sunday in the heavi est barrage of the vestpocket war the guns on the Communist territory fired only 2880 rounds during a fourhour bombardment Monday morning and another 22 shells in as many minutes during the afternoon The Nationalists reported some 200 dead or wounded as a result of the barrages The Defense Ministry reported that several Communist torpedo boats attacked two Nationalist LSTs carrying wounded soldiers from Quemoy One LST was sunk but all aboard were taken off The other LST was damaged and ministry said it was towed to safety SAME Black liar meani ta r ;