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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LV MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wir Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 4 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No JULY 41949 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor North Atlantic Pact Is Aimed at Russia IN the defensive military alli ance now taking shape under the title of North Atlantic Pact the United States and the 11 other signatories to the agreement are saying to Russia This far shall you no further To advance even so much as a mile beyond your present boundaries will mean war with all of us You must fight us and all at the same time The lineup oj nations pledged to concerted action in mutual de fense the terms of this agreement includes 10 European countries plus the United States and Canada Additionally there are the 20odd other countries in the western hemisphere already bound together under the Rio defense treaty In other words under the North Atlantic pact Russia will find herself confronted with the op position of at least 45ths of the nations of the world if she per sists in her program of world domination by military action Marshall Plan Sequel For the United States the North Atlantic pact is an alto gether logical companion piece to the Marshall plan under which our country is pouring out its goods and treasure for western Europes economic recovery There would of course be no point in sacrificing to build up a territory if there remained the even the possibil th at a t some future time communism would step in and in one fell swoop take it over It would be loves labor lost Such relay as there has been in our formal ratification of the pact which already has been pro visionally signed by our repre sentatives has resulted from some honest doubts among our senators about the full meaning of the agreement and about the best means of procedure There is recognition such as tliis can rescind the con stitutional prerogative in congress to declare war This is a power so clearcut and specific that it simply cannot be delegated Not a Stumbling Block But this consideration has pre sented no particular stumbling block It is so patent as not to be debatable that a declaration of war by congress would be in evitable if Russia unleashed an aggressive war A much more perplexing ques tion has been whether our coun try should on the one hand give substantial aid to Russias Eu ropean neighbors in building up their military defense or on the other spend a like or even small er sum in building up our owt warmaking machine of course universal that no agreement AP Wirephoto BETTY KISSES HER HERO Sonny Ivers who fought a gunman to protect his pretty fiancee Betty Bowen gets a kiss on the forehead from his bride after they were married in a ceremony held at his bedside in a Los Angeles hospital Sunday Ivers who was wounded in the mouth by the gunman spoke do in a halfwhisper as tears wet the cheeks of his youthful bride Temperature to Seasons High Sunday Mason C i t ys temperature touched 96 Sunday an official high for the season so far in 1949 and a repeat performance seemed in store for Monday following a night at which it dropped to 72 The upward climb of the ther mometer Monday was slower than Sunday however and the read ing at a m had reached only 91 degrees slightly under the reading at the same time Sunday The weather bureau said there may have been some points where the mercury went above 100 de grees Sunday since all reports were not in bvit the 100 degree reading was taken at Burlington No moisture was reported any where in Iowa The prospects are that it will be a little cooler Tues day but not enough cooler to make much difference II II Honeymoon in Hospital After Shooting Los Angeles Son ny Ivers 19 honeymooned Mojiday in a hospital bed with his 16yearold bride praying at the bedside for him to recover from the bullet wounds he suffered protecting her from a lovers lane bandit The former Oklahomayouth his broken jaw wired so he could barely murmur I browneyed Betty Bowen late Czech Reds Have to Change Tactics in War With Church Prague Czechoslovakia AP Violent defiance from devout Catholic Slovakians apparently has forced Czecho lovakias communist government to change its tactics in he churchstate war While Premier Antonin Zapotocky urged citizens to main lain peace and calm Education Minister Zdenek Nejedly Friday almost on schedule But the ceremony was per formed in a tiny hospital room crowded with newspaper report ers and photographers and a handful of friends and relatives instead of in Calvary Methodist church as they had planned And instead of wearing her new bridal suit Betty was dressed in a frilly blue blouse and a pink skirt Ivers slipped a plain silver wed ding band on her finger as the Bev Walter A Pegg intoned the Presbyterian rites The young couple was talking over plans for their wedding parked in a car in the Baldwin hills in southwest Los Angeles Friday night when a young man strode up to the car flourished a TheTeasoninV of some is that j revolver and took Ivers1 money miv mntpvials and eauip Then the bandit told Ivers Ge cei in the military materials and equip ment which we might make avail able to Europe now would almost rtainly fall into Russias hands the event of her decision to seize the western nations According to best estimates Russias military strength is at least 50 fullyequipped divisions as contrasted with the 10 divi sions the western European coun tries could muster plus 96000 American occupation troops They could offer no more than a tok en resistance to the Russian steamroller Americans Back of It President Truman earlier this year suggested the appropriation of for arms aid to back in the car I want the girl Ivers struggled with him and was shot twice before he got the assailants gun Then Ivers fired 4 fatal bullets into the bandit 5 CHILDREN DROWN Berlin fP Five children drowned and 35 were rescuec when a ferry broke in 2 Sunday on SaaleStau lake in Thuringia eas German newspapers reportec Monday old listeners in L Europe a sum that represented a considerable scaling down of or iginal requests from the North Atlantic pact countries This ob viously would provide no more than a holding force There is as Ive suggested an honest difference of opinion about this aspect of the Problem But on the general proposition the pact has had and will con tinue to have a father solid back ing This was reflected m the unanimous approval of the treaty by the senate foreign relations committee Objections of course will be amased by a few isolationist die hards who see in the pact a de parture from what they call Americas historic eschewal of entangling alliances as set forth by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson In this connection Im thinking back on an evening I recently socnt in the company of vWer iSppmann first at his formal talk and later at an informal visit in the home of a mutual friend ON 2 Weather Repor FORECAST Mason City Fair and hot Monday night Low Monday night 65 to Not so hut High near 90 Iowa Generally fair and cooler extreme north Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy possible thundershowers and not so warm west and north portions Low Monday night 6570 ex treme north and 7277 else where IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hour period ending at speech the government was to make concessions For the first time the govern ment and its controlledpress ad mitted that peasants in Slovakia were organized as minute men armed with clubs and scythes to j iuard their priests The newspaper Pravda organ of he Slovak communist party said hat 10 persons including 3 wo men were sentenced to prison for terms ranging up to 10 years for insurrection following riots in the town of Levoca The inhabitants of this farming village beat up members of the communistcontrolled local execu tive council when the latter tried to force the parish priest to ap pear before it according to Prav da Despite the jail sentences reli able reports from stronglyCath olic Slovakia said the peasants were still prepared to rise any time their priests were threatened These clashes climaxed the gov ernments campaign which church leaders said was aimed at state control of the Roman Catholic church and undermining the au thority of Archbishop Josef Beran primate of Czechoslovakia Premier Zapotocky made a trip to Bratislava Slovakias capital to participate in that provinces annual 3day religious festival This trip was regarded here as an indication of how important the government considered peace in volatile and frequently indepen dent Slovakia It was also considered signifi cant that he was accompanied by 4 other cabinet of them Slovakians Sparkler Produces Loud Explosion Oakland Cal old Jackie Backstrom produced one of the loudest bangs in 4th ol July a sparkler The sparkler ignited sewer gas in front of his home The blast sailed a manhole cover into the air Delay Probe ofAudubon Youths Death Audubon coroners jury will continue Tuesday its investi gation into the death of a 22 yearold Audubon county farm youth The body of Paul Holland of lear Bray ton was found in the ck seat of his car early Sun day A coroners jury heard th Stbry of events leading up to the death and then adjourned unti autopsy report is available probably Tuesday morning Sheriff Thomas Finnerty gave this version of the death a brought Holland along with a party o bther young people returned t Brayton early Sunday mornin after atending a birthday party a Walnut The young people had difficulty getting Holland out of the car and an altercation ensued between Holland and one of the youths After the altercation Holland fell to the ground When attempts to revive Hol land were unsuccessful the other young people placed Holland in the back seat of his own car and Earl Brown 22 and Jens Hansen 22 both of Brayton took the oth er young people home Returning Hansen and Brown tried again to revive Holland and failing they called a doctor The doctor called authorities Jackies face and arms vere painfully scorched The American flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered cere moniously GlobeGazette Photo AQUABATS THRILL LARGE positions in mid air as in this picture is just routine to the AquaBats who were to put on their 3rd evenings enter tainment at Clear Lake Monday night More than 1000 persons witnessed the performance which was super and then some in spite of a stiff breeze which made precision work both difficult and dangerous Besides aquaplaning the show includes novel and high class diving acts Monday night the finale was to be timed to coincide with the dis play of fireworks which closes the 1949 3day July 4 cele bration SHOOT FIRECRACKERS Des Moines JP Four Des Moines youths were arrested Sun day on charges of shooting fire crackers in violation of Iowa law 7 Perish 6 Are Injured in Aberdeen Wash Hotel Fire Aberdeen Wash flames brought a fiery death to 7 persons and injured 6 others early Sunday in a combination masonryframe residential hotel The fire broke out in the lobby of the Lafayette hotel Its cause still is unknown Eighteen of the approximately 3 dozen guests escaped on ladders run up to the windows Others leaped to the roof of an adjoining building Those who died in the flames were identified by Coroner E B Riley as Mrs Mary Kearns 74 Mrs Eli za Besher Mrs Mary Abshire Hugh Rogers a paralytic Paul Myhr the hotel proprietor and a couple tentatively identified as Mr and Mrs Earl Christofferson Two policemen Patrolmen Dan Shea and Pete Popovac effected the first rescues Hearing the alarm in their patrol car they sped to the hotel and started rescue work with a ladder that was 4 feet short of the bedroom win dows Three or 4 elderly women who had taken refuge on window ledges were removed One Mrs Mary Roberts 80 jumped several feet into Sheas arms nearly knocking both to the street She was hospitalizedwith head burns 7 Deaths Mark Iowa Holidays 5 Persons Are Drowned 2 Others Are Crash Victims By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons drowned and 2 died as a result of auto accidents in Iowa since the long July 4 weekend started at 6 p m Fri day Carol Stastny 12 of Cedar Ra pids drowned in the Cedar river near Center Point Sunday Her body was found in the river Mon day near Palo about 12 south of where she drowned Other Victims Other victims were Paul Meyer 35 of near Betten dorf who drowned in the Miss issippi river Sunday while hii family was on an outing with friends Eugene Schares 18 of Gilberts ville who drowned in a sandpit Sunday where he and 4 other youths were playing in the water Deputy Coroner Paul OKeefe said none of the 5 could swim Henry Hass 46 of Clinton who drowned in the Mississippi river Saturday night after he fell from a boat Twoyearold Barry Cram son of Mr and Mrs Carroll V Cram of Des Moines drowned Friday evening when lie apparently fell from a dock into Clear Lake where he was visiting at the sum mer cottage of his grandparents Mr and Mrs A E Sargent also of Des Moines Killedin Crash Gloria Jferie old daughter of Mr and Mrs Rob ert Chubbic living miles northwest of Elkhart was killed Sunday in the headon collision of 2 cars on a gravel road 3 miles west of Elkhart Highway patrol man Leo Leonard said the driv ers were blinded by a cloud of dust At Sioux City George B Taylor died on his 57th birthday Sunday of injuries suffered the night be fore Police said a car driven by Earl E Plymesser 63 of Sioux City struck the cart Taylor was pushing Another lowan Floyd Sleep 23 of Clarinda was killed when his car missed a turn on highway 71 7 miles south of Windom Minn Saturday night 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 92 72 85 93 63 GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum J6 2 84 9 67 Start Move to Unseat Tito Regime Berlin special Moscow commission has arranged for an attempt to unseat the Tito gov ernment of Yugoslavia by force aetween Aug 1 and 10 informa tion reaching Berlin from eastern Europe said Monday The revolt would get under way with a series of minor border in cidents provoked by Yugoslavias cominform neighbors to tie down a large section of Titos militia Then in about 4 weeks parti sans of the cominformfaacked Macedonian league would be ready to strike with the hopedfor sup port of antiTitoists in the south Yugoslav state of Macedonia The Soviets intend to hold out an independent Macedonian state as a lure to Yugoslav Macedanians Bunche Sees Peace Between Syrians Jews Fargo N Dak 1s raelians and Syrians have agreed on a compromise proposal of United Nations mediators and signing of an armistice isexpected within a few days Dr Ralph Bunche announced Sunday night Bunche chief UN mediator in the Palestine disputesaid he had received a telegram from asso ciates in Damascus late Sunday He said the compromise w6rked out by negotiators meant that the last of the Arabian coun tries had agreed to an armistice Bunche told an audience of 1000 persons that cynicism about the UN is criminal thinking in the atomic age He said the organiza tion already has settled many in ternational problems that could have started a 3rd world war The broad significance of the Palestine problem is that the UN can do something that armed forces cannot do he Difficulties over human rela tions cause most crises in the scope of the UN Bunche said He pointed out that it took mediators 5 days even to get Arabs and Jews to speak to each other prior to negotiations Bunche will speak at Mandan N Dak later Monday and then move on to the west coast Mob Violence in New York Fatal to One New York irate mob of 200 east siders beat and kicked an anleged hitandrun driver Sun day night after a wild auto chase in which a woman was killed by a stray police bullet The crowd seized the driver Joseph Sullivan 27 to the ground and kicked him for several minutes before 3 police men could drag him to the safety of a station house Sullivan was charged by police with fleeing after his car struck Louis Di Neglio 11 at a lower east side corner and broke the boys leg In the chase that followed a police sergeant accidentally shot Mrs Lorraine Donnelly 29 of El mont N Y with a stray bullet She died a short time later at a hospital wounded in the chest Police captured Sullivan when his car smashed into a packing crate on a waterfront street GlobcGaictte Photo CLEAR LAKE GIRL BECOMES COUNTY Lois Jean Zook Clear Lake was crowned Cerro Gordo county dairy queen in a ceremony in Clear Lake City park Sunday afternoon by Prof C A Iverson Ames head of the dairy industry department of Iowa State college She was presented a savings bond and a scepter topped with a miniature milk bottle In the picture left to right are Hank Hook master of cere monies Miss Helenlee Thomas Plymouth Miss Beverly Watson Thornton Miss Zook seated on her throne Miss Eamona Andreg Dougherty and Miss Merry Lou Foster Mason City Back of Miss Zook is Professor Iverson placing the crown upon her head Each candidate received a compact presented by the dairy interests oE the county Iowa Civil War Vet Still Critically III Sutherland P Mar tin Iowas last surviving Civil war veteran remained in ex tremely critical condition Mon day Mrs Elsie daughter of the Iowa commander of the Grand Army of the Republic said Mon day her father was very low and had shown no improvement throughout the night ASKED TO LEAVE Prague Czechoslovakia Harold Melahn accredited here as a correspondent for the British United Press and Godfrey Lias correspondent for the London Times and the Economist left country Sunday at request of th government Both correspondent were notified last month that their residence permits would not extended beyond Monday SAME M traffU M ;