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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1948, Mason City, Iowa ihFWSifclSfiiiii NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME and United Full Leas Wlr NEWSPAfER THAT MAKES ALL MORTM HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary W EARL HALL Managing Editor Yes the World Is Getting Better SEE PICTURE ON PAGE 22 QUITE often you hear it stated ThKX a te of regretthat lriF aren t what they used to point of viewthe statement is the implica to it is not Things arent what they used to theyre better Five CenU a Copy of this contention I cite numerous items of evi dence But in this little visit with you I m going to center my atten tion on just one field namely the vast improvement these past 15 years in the treatment of our crippled children time was and it hasnt too long a young ster suffering from cerebral palsy more commonly referred to as a spastic was kept in a hush hush world Not infrequently par ents would hide such unfortunates In a closet to shield them from the gaze of a visitor in the home Its Changed Now But in these later years that attitude which consigned tbp handicapped person to a dreary and drab life of seclusion has given way to one in which the emphasis is on salvaging for so ciety and rehabilitating these un fortunate with whom fate has dealt so unkindly Science and an enlightened cit 25y are hands in one of the most admirable programs of social welfare ever written in the pages of history Nearly every State in the union has taken cog nizance of the problem in some measure But some have gone far ther than others One of these most forwardlook ing states is Illinois where a hos pitalschool in Chicago with a ca MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY CHRISTMAS SCENEThis is the Warren Photo way the Carlyle Niel for Christmas It was gutted Mrs Nielson North Iowa and Southern KGLO de ners in so well to for the family that at Chuck Hilton heard a P say This is Forest City I have 13 calls for K X Switchboards Swamped by Contributions to pacity for almost 100 pupils has wrought miracles these past 3 or 4 years Its methods and its re sults are being watched by the en tire nation Iowa Looks Ahead Too In Iowa too thanks to the vision and generosity of the last legisla ture a new day is dawning for the states victims of such crippling maladies as cerebral palsy muscu lar dystrophy the doctors term xor a wasting away of muscles and spital bifida another medical term which means acute weakness and twisting of the back An appropriation of a half mil lion dollars by the 52nd general assembly has made it possible to establish a hospitalschool for severely handicapped chiidren at Iowa City It is being operated in connection with the universitys college of medicine the state gen eral hospital the state hospital for children and the college of educa It was Christmas eve and the Larlyle Nielson home at Clear Lake and all that was in it pile of hot ashes News Editor Chuck Hilton of was a tion Operating as a new educational and medical service of the univer sity the new school began opera tions in October in remodeled quarters in Westlawn nurses dormitory on the campus Enrollment Grows to 20 The beginning enrollment was 11 pupils representing all sections of the state Now however that enrollment is being increased to 20 and there is recognition that this enrollment could well be as great as 80 or 100 Lack of facili ties and trained personnel is the limiting factor As director of this pioneering program in specialized education and medical treament in combina tion the university and the state board of education enlisted the services of W B Schoeiibohm on a years leave of absence from the worldrenowned childrens school at Jamestown N Dak In his 10 years at Jamestown Mr Schoenbohm developed ar outstanding school both as to physical plant and educational program By many it has been regarded as the most distinguishee institution of its kind to be found any place in the xvorld Has Able Associates Associated with the North Da kota authority are Dr Raymond R Rembolt medical director and Miss Grace Chenoweth principal of the school Miss Chenoweth was reared in Mason Dr Rembolt is on the staff of the de partment of pediatrics in the uni versitys college of medicine Miss Chenoweth was formerly with the Jamestown school The medical program of the new school includes daily supervision by the medical director diet and nursing care occupational therapy and physical therapy for those who need it Medical specialists from the uni versity hospitals assist and consult with the staff on operations of the cchcol The institution has its own occupational therapist along with a staff of registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day Well Balanced Program The educational program for the crippled children includes pre school kindergarten and elemen tary grade work psychological services speech therapy and recre ational activities The schoql is of residential type with children separated into wards according to sex and age On the basis of experience elsewhere and observation on the ground in the brief time that the program has CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 KGLO seized on an idea that citi zens of good will in North Iowa and southern Minnesota would want to do something about it par ticularly since Mr Nielson is a dis abled veteraan of World war II On the 10 p m Christmas eve newscast it was announced by Ken Kew that contributions for the Nielsen family would be ac cepted through telephone calls to KGLO from to lip m Then it happened Calls Pour In The telephone switchboards at the Northwestern Bell office in Mason City lit up like a Christmas tree morning mail but it was expected that most would be in by the Hilton and Kew each grabbed a phone Theo Marie Pickford got on another Technical Director Leo Born left his family Christmas tree to help too and Announcer Jim Marker was on the telephone and the microphone at the same time Telephone receivers werent even hung up the good will spirit had spread to the telephone office too and a skeleton Christmas eve staff of local operators there fed the calls through in rapid fire order And yet there were always 50 calls waiting to get through At Clear Lake Forest City and other points telephone operators also reported that their boards were holding several calls trying to get to KGLO with contribu tions It was more than Christmas eve telephone office staffs could han dle and the program was con cluded at 11 p m as planned with the request that no more telephone calls be made 200 Contributions The 30minute air program brought in from nearly 200 persons in all parts of North Iowa and southern Minnesota who man aged to get their calls through dicated however that many who didnt get their telephone calls through were sending their con tributions anyway for there was more than in the early mail which had not been telephoned in Only a part of the telephone pledges arrived in the Monday end of the day or in time for Tues days report Hilton urged all those who made pledges to follow through as promptly as possible with remittances Others who feel they would like to heJp also were invited to send or bring their con tributions to the Clark Nielson Fund care of KGLO Mason City The family is most deserving of this special Christmas gift accord ing to Hilton Mr Nielson was struck by polio while serving in the army and only recently had been hospitalized again being re leased Nov 30 He is employed at the Larson Hatchery and Appli ance in Clear Lake on a GI job training basis Make List of War Criminals Reds Would Punish Chiang Others in Peoples Court for peace m China faded Monday A communist radio broadcast of a list of war criminals to be punished by a peoples court sent them glimmering Heading the list were Chiang Kaishek Madame Chiang Pre mier Sun Fo and most of the na tion s top military and political leaders List a Surprise Surprise that the communists would publish such a list at this time when there seemed a possi bility of the warring factions leaching some sort of agreement was expressed in both foreign and Chinese quarters Communists by their action have definitely closed the door on any hope of ending the war by negotiation said one official More Troops His statement was echoed bv the arrival of more troops in Nanking indicating that and his followers have determined to fight onpossibly turning the capitol into the next battleground In view of the communist radio declaration it seems unlikely that any of the national officials listed would participate in any peace negotiation and the only avenues left to them is to fight or flee Fire Victims in Humboldt to Get Clothes This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection Ona No 6T UN in Refusal to Order Cease Fire Final Gifts Shove Fund Over HEN the 1948 Christmas Cheer Fund came to a complete stop Monday morn ing the grand total to be writ ten into the records stood at To the 67730 which had been listed in the final is ue of the GlobeGazette before nnstmas had been added these reatly appreciated gifts Ann look Pliocnix Arizs rtOfl Friend Live With Mother The Nielsons and their small tive said Monday the Red Cross will supply clothing to families who lost their clothing as well as their homes in a Christ mas day fire that destroyed 5 downtown Humboldt buildings Nelson said about a dozen of the 25 families made homeless by the blaze lost their clothing The Chamber of Commerce was looking for new locatiops for the business and professional men whose places of business were de stroyed Some already had been round And thus a happy ending is iven to another story of applied hristiamty Never since the Cheer Was established in 1925 has been a failure to reach goal the excess over goal this year was the greatest in history Dozens of homes whichother wise would have found Christ ms drab and cheerless were bughtened Saturday by reason of the Cheer Fund But thats a story to be told later by Miss Doris Bruce FIELD WHERE WELLES FOUNDFormer letary of State Sumner Welles was found in a semicon scious condition Sunday 25 feet off the highway right in a held between a house left and construction equip xn mile from Welles estate at Oxon Hill Welles condition was still serious Monday Bad Weather Forces Another Delay in Air Rescue Plans oris Bruce of Family Service Inc administrator of the fun Again a thank you from the daughter are now living with the mother and sister of Mrs Nielson Mrs Clara Ewy and Marilyn in a small house adjacent to the one that burned The house that burned across the street west from the Hilltop Motel had been fixed up to make it more liveable by Mr Nielson during the 2 years they have been Jiving in it It is believed that the fire started from a defective flue on a gas stove None of the contents was saved Mr Nielson wasnt home at Book Ashford on Charge of Murder Intent A charge of assault with intent to committ murder was filed Mon day in police court against Fran M Ashford 36 119 Connect m connection with the A I tlVJIllC Cl LI 1 T the time and all he had on Christa Aocal hosPital stabbing which Arthur Ashburn 44 26 E m critical condition in mas eve was his wife and daugh ter the clothes on his back and a 25cent piece in his pocket But he didnt ask for help and he wouldnt What looked like a pretty sad Christmas turned out to have its bright side however as the Nielsons heard their friends come to their assistance over KGLO Friday night Contributions received by KGLO for the Nielson fund up to Mon day noon are listed on the Clear Lake page of this paper Ashford s bond was set at S7 500 and preliminary hearing set for Jan 6 County Attorney James R Report No Traffic Deaths on Holiday Des Moines was a merry Christmas in Iowa as far as fatal automobile accidents were con cerned The holiday weekend passed with no reports of anyone killed m an automobile accident Hoover Group Raps Waste in Government Medical Service Washington report criti cizing waste and duplication in government medical services brought a warning Monday from capitol hill against economies at the expense of veterans The report was drafted by a task force of the commission headed by former President Her bert Hoover studying governmen tal reorganization It said that this year alone more than 44 government agencies spent approximately 000 for health and medical services and 24000000 persons were care of by the government in some degree No Drop in Spending The report saw no letup in spending next year noting that the veterans administration alone will spend as much in 194S for medical services as all federal agencies spent for that purpose in 1048 The federal government is as uming uncalculated obligations withnut any understanding of their ultimate cost the lack of the necessary professional manpower to carry them out or their ad verse effect upon the hospital sys tem of the country the report said It cited cases of new hospitals being built by one agency in the neighborhood of existing and un filled hospitals operated by an other agency Dozens of federal hospitals could be closed and the patients transferred to other quar ters the committee added Want Definition The committee said congress should clearly define the bene ficiaries of federal aid and added too large a part of the medical resources of the armed forces are devoted to the care of civilians veterans and dependents of mili tary personnel In a statement accompanying the report Hoover emphasized that the task force findings do not necessarily represent the commissions final conclusions The group that made the report was headed by Assistant Secre tary of the Army Tracy S Voor hees the state the defendant Ashford is being temporarily held m the city jail pending bond Condition of Ashb3rn was re ported slightly improved Monday after a report of poor Sund Officers were able to talk to him 101 the first time Monday Ashford who is 5 feet 9 and weighs 122 confessed the stab Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe Friday He said Ashburn who is 6 feet 2 and weighs came to his home late at night after the 2 had an angry phone conversation which started when Ashburn inquired if his son Billy Ashburn 9 had returned home The boy is m custody of Mrs Ash ford divorced from Ashburn 4 had a vastly successful undertaking Decorah Woman Has 100th Birthday Decorah Mrs Emily Head ington Stortz who came to Winne 1county in a covered wagon her Washington A new try to rescue 13 airmen helplessly hud dled on the bleak Greenland ice cap was delayed Monday by the freakish Arctic elements An air force official said that a C82 towing a glider to a Green land base was forced to turn back to Goose Bay Labrador because of bad weather This is the 3rd glider the air force has lugged up for the Green land rescue One was ruined by Kn birthday here Monday Born in Wyandotte county Ohio she came here when she was years old 10 She has 5 children including Mrs CE Richardson Ben Charles and James Stortz I lArriynVi Decorah 2 Sets of Comics In this issue of the Globe Gazette will be found 2 sets of features and comics one for the Saturday paper which was missed on account of Christmas and the set which ordinarily would be carried winds Another dropped Christmas day snapped its tow Ime in a rescue attempt and may be damaged Well Supplied The men are well supplied Almost half of them are would be rescuers The original 7 crashed in a C47 Dec 9 The scene is a snow covered spot about 100 miles from the air forces nearest base Bluie West 1 Two men cracked up a B17 in a rescue attempt Dec 13 and joined the first group in a snow hut eating food dropped by planes from the base Glider Try Fails On Dec 17 a glider with 2 men aboard was dropped but attempts to snatch it into the air with the marooned men failed Finally 2 more men went in Christmas day making the total 13 The navy light carrier Saipan is racing to the Arctic with a num ber of helicopters aboard Slowed by gales the ship may not get to a rescue launching point Wednesday as scheduled on Birds have been seen taking baths when the temperature was only 10 to 20 degrees above zero BULLETIN Kansas City Mo dent Truman Monday charged that Russia kept none of the specific agreements made at Potsdam and Yalta He said contracts arc not sacred to the soviet incut grovern To Set Date on Extradition Jefferson City Phil M Donnelly will confer Monday with Attorney General J E Tay lor before settling an extradition hearing date for Dr Robert C Rutledge of St Louis wanted in Iowa on a murder charge Donnelly explained that a legal discussion with the attorney gen erals office was ordinary pro cedure in extradition cases The governor indicated he would set a date Monday after tioon for a hearing in this particu lar case Several days usually are allowed between setting of a date and the actual hearing Dr Rutledge at liberty on 000 bond is charged with the fatal stabbing in Cedar Rapids Dec 14 ofByron C Hattman who was alleged to have stolen the affec ions of the doctors pretty blond Reject Red Demand for Halt to War Only 3 Countries Support Proposal by Soviet Union Paris United Nations security council rejected Monday a Russian demand that Holland be ordered to stop military opera tions in Indonesia within 24 hours The vote came after the Dutch delegate Jan Herman Van Royen told the council his country has not yet complied with the councils Christmas eve order for a cease fire in Indonesia The council also rejected a So viet Ukrainian proposal to order the Dutch to withdraw their troops to positions held 9 days ago before the outbreak of fight ing with the Indonesian republic in Java and Sumatra 3 Nations Only Syria Colombia and the Ukraine supported the Russian proposal and only Syria Colom bia China and Russia supported the Ukrainian motion All the others abstained A proposal needs 7 of the 11 council votes fw passage Immediately after the votes Colombia announced submission of a resolution ordering the U N truce commission in Indonesia to report promptly on the Nether lands compliance with a cease fire order issued by the council Friday Play for Time L N Palar Indonesias repre sentative here said the Dutch were playing for time to postpone com pliance with the cease fire so that they first could achieve complete victory overthe republic Indias delegate charged that the captured Indonesian president Dr Soekarno and other captured leaders were forced by the Dutch to march for hours as prisoners through the streets of Jogjakarta the captured republican capital The Dutch delegate denied it Welles Reacts Favorably to Treatments Washington Su inner Welles former undersecretary of state was reported reacting fa vorably Monday to for exposure suffered Donnelly personally conducts extradition hearings in his office here years ago The half million Irish in New York City represent more Irish than there are in the city of Dub lin Weather Report Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 13 High Tuesday 30 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Tuesday Somewhat warmer Monday Low Monday night 12 15 north 1825 south Minnesota Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday No im portant change in temperature IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Sunday 7 1 30 8 treatment when he lay unconscious for several hours m a snowflecked farm field early Sunday Welles fingers and toes were frozen when a farmer living near the diplomats Oxon Hill Md estate found him His condition remained serious Maryland police said they hoped to talk with him later in the day and try to get his story of what happened Welles has suffered from shock and his physician said has been unable to give an account of how he happened to be in the field Members of his family surmised he had gone for a walk and be came ill 2 Are Killed in CarTrain Crash Ft Madison Keosau qua men Monte Rambo and James Murphy were killed when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Burling ton Route passenger train at the 23rd street crossing here about Monday morning Highway Patrolman Ivan Frank lin said Engineer O R Pickett and Fireman G V Caldwell reported the auto drove onto the tracks di rectly in front of the oncoming train Rambo 31yearsold leaves a widow and 4 children Murphy is survived by his widow and 2 children CONDITION GOOD Iowa Winter 22 West Union admitted to Univer sity hospitals Friday as a polio rwas in good con Monday Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 26 Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 1 26 31 22 SAME BUek fit eMJk j 34 ;