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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five CenU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 7 1952 This Papor Ccmsliis of Two Ono No 233 Dispute Rages as Convention Opens One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor The Red Cross Takes Inventory TN the hottest and sultriest wcath or remembered by natives in contemporary times Americans bound by a common interest in that greatest comforter and healer of distressed humanity the Red Cross met recently in Cleveland for a look at thetask before them On the theory that the lamp of experience casts the most reveal ing light on the path ahead these Red Cross workers took time for a backward look They looked clear prologue those ancient days in the evolution of human nature to the time when the I am my brothers keeper concept first began to manifest it India in Persia in Pales tine where the Christian ideal was cradled That backward look to times and events more recent threw the spotlight on succtjjses and on fail urcs in the record of the Red Cross The successes were for more numerous and far more sig nificant than the failures but for a balanced appraisal of the Red Cross program the failures had to be and recognized and an slyzed WE Are Red Cross Certainly said the Rev Dan iel A Poling of Philadelphia in his address before the opening plenary session in that enormous Cleveland Public Auditorium the Red Cross has made mistakes Or rather he quickly added WE have made mistakes for WE are the Red Cross While E Roland Harriman presi dent of the American Red Cross concerned himself primarily with the tangibles inthe organizations program he pitched his annual re port to a lofty level by describing what it is that motivates the Red Cross program We are well on our way he asserted toward reinstilling in the public mind that the Red Cross is the simple friendly practice of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE of BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR ON A COMMUNITYWIDE NATION WIDE and WORLDWIDE SCALE This he added is a great concept Like most great ideas it has the virtue of simplicity It is understood immediately and ac cepted without reservation by all people of good will Without a Red Cross Dr Poling the famed Philadel phia pastor known to millions of Americans by reason of his radio ministry down through the years both raised and answered one of the most challenging questions of this annual meeting the Ameri can Red Cross The question raised was this What would happen to America and to the world if the Red Cross should suddenly be taken from the world scene And his answer was this There would be social confusion every where An equivalent program would be the immediate national tSSSSer Sen Robert A Taft Fight on Right of Disputed Delegates to Vote Flares CONVENTION HALL CHICAGO W The Republicans kicked off their 25th presidential nomination convention Monday and promptly moved into a bitter floor fight between Taft and Eisenhower forces over the playing rules It promised a quick show oC strength which may give a Jinc on whether Sen Robert A Taft or Gen Pwight D Eisenhower will finally come up with the GOP presidential nomination The issue was whether those delegates whose own right to sit in the convention is under con test should bo allowed to vote on settling other contests Try for Compromise Victoryhungry GOP stalwarts worried that the floor battle would leave many wounds unhealed at election time had striven desper ately to head it off through some compromise They even delayed the opening of the first session for an hour and three minutes in an effort to get the Taft and Eisenhower men in agreement A long backstage huddle pro duced no decision however and finally GOP National Chairman Guy George Gabriclson gavelled the convention to order at am CST Top aides to Tnftniul Eisenhow er along with some of those who arc trying to soothe things wore still talking it over in Gabrielson office meantime But still there was no comprom ise To Convention Floor Finally it on mo to the convention floor with a motion by Senator Bricker of Ohio that the convention adopt the 1048 rules That was what Tafts backers wanted The Eisenhower strategists countered with it substitute pro posal that contested delegates bo allowed to vote as each state con test is settled individually except in the case of contested seats settled by twothirds of the na tional committee This was a proposal that some delegates not aligned with the Eisenhower camp had been ad vancing as a possible compromise Before the rules dispute came to the floor there was the usual whooping shouting and declara tions of confidence that go with these party gatherings United Front Gabriclson called for a united party front to end what he termed Iowa Delegates Favor Fair Play Plan Ballot 179 in Favor of Changing Rule By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor delegation to the Republican convention in its first caucus Sunday night voted 17 9 in favor of proposed fairplay amendment which would bar dele gates in dispute like those from Texas Georgia and Louisiana rom voting on others like stat us Under present convention rules they could not pass on their own case but they could vote on other contested delegations Forecast of Voting Among newspaper reporters sit ing in for the first time at a Re publican caucus held in connec tion with a na tional c o n v e n tion this vote was accepted as a forecast of how the lowans would line up as be tween Eisenhow er and Taft at least on the first ballot While W EARL HALLlh a t Imperative But within no chanBc insisting he was prompted by fundamental princi le and was not disclosing which candidate he favored Senator Bourkc Hickenlooper opposed the able time could there be such a program again created The human losses due to a Red Cross eciipsc would in my opin ion constitute a disaster greater than any disaster in which the Red Cross has served By President Harriman in sweeping terms and by others in more detail there was reference to the fact that the past year has produced the heaviest series of disasters ever to strike the nation within a 12month period The floods were the catatsrophes best known to us in the Middle West but there wereothers of like di mensions elsewhere It DID Happen There In this connection Im recalling the playbyplay report on a savage tornado which laid waste to a wide area about Searby Ark A news paper woman Mrs M P Tones Is public inforrrtirflor chairman for the White County Chapter of the American Red Cross She toid the gtory to us One day early in March the daily newspaper published by the Jones family carried an appeal for sup port to the Red Cross It was an editorial headed It COULD Hap pen Here Three weeks later the front page of the issue given over to the tornado was a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Nobody in this convention the Senator asserted is more un committed at this moment than I am Nobody knows who T am go ing to vote for I dont even know myself Boyd Hayes of Charles City of fered the resolution early in the caucus and Sen George Faul of Des Moines led the protracted and at times heated fight for a favor jable vote onthe proposal He was aided by Gov W S Beardsley who reported on the governors conference in Houston Texas which formally requested the national Republican commit tee to alter its rules There was no thought he in sisted on the part of the 24 gov ernors who put their names on that request that their action was tied up with the candidacy of anybody in particular We wanted the Republican nomination to have some value this year and feared it wouldnt the rules werent changed McKinloy Favors Harold McKinley of St Anagar lent his support to the proposal while Ernie Palmer of Fort Madi son chairman of the Taft organ ization in Iowa carried the ball for those opposed to the rule change He read an extended statement by Guy Gabrielson na tional chairman contending that scandalous Democrat years He promised too that it would be n fair convention The bitterness in the background was illustrated however by hand bills circulated among delegates which urged them Dont he fool ed on the rules issue The truth about the convention rules Senator Lodge seuks to over throw said a streamer line under the caption The text called Eisenhower a military man with no civil ex perience and said he is getting very poor advice from Sen Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachu setts and Gov Thomas E Dcwey of New York the 1048 nominee It ermed Lodge a man with thwarted ambitions as a prosl lentmakcr Taft Wont Yield Tafts nicies joined in the talks nbout compromise but Taft him self had never seemed Inclined to yield anything Taft told a news conference he was ready to fight and wouldnt try to put off the decision Some of Tafts backers had figured his ihunces would he better if the is sue could be delayed until after Gen Douglas MacArlhur is riendly to Taft had delivered the keynote speech Monday night The scrap is over this Eisen hower backers want to put in a rule restricting voting by contest ed delegates on the seating of other delegates Eisenhower supporters call it the fair rule Taft backers hoot at that May Offer Lloyd Taft son of thc senator told a reporter his fathers force were thinking of offering a substi tulc for the Eisenhower motion under which each contested state would be permitted to vote on other disputes after its contcsl had been settled That would permit the proTaft delegation from on the temporary roll unanimously by the GOP national to vote on later contests Under the usual alphabetical arrange ment the Georgia contest would be second on the list AP Wlropliolo MASON CITYANS HEAR Hugh Shcpard wearing corsage in second row at left and Hugh Shcpard third person from the right in first row listened to Sen ator Robert A Taft when he addressed the Jowa delegation in Chicago Sunday night Shown behind Tafts hand to Mr Shepards right is Robert Goodwin newly elected na tional committecman from Iowa and the head of the state GOP delegation to the nation al convention the proposal would in effect be changing the rules in the middle of the game Of special interest in the voting ere the yes votes by Chairman Robert Goodwin chairman of the delegation Mrs Malcolm Lomas of Red Oak vice chairman and Mrs Gertrude Wilharnr of Sum ncr Mrs Lomas predecessor in he central committee Harrison Spangler silent through the long debate voted no Meet With Taft By sticking around until after II oclock the lownns had a half hour vilh Robert Taft in their caucus room at the Palmer House The cnator promised a fighting cam paign of the character that won spectacular victory for him in Ohio wo years ago critical of the He Me was openly Tooism of Dewey and Willkic To Taft questions expressed afterwards confidence Mr that Russia would have more sense han to start a war in the light of Americas superior productive capacity A strong Air Force is Mir best bet he asserted in reply o a question of how we could keep Europe from falling to Rus ia as China has He said he vould go to Gen MacArthur and Vcdcmcyer for advice on things military instead of to the Penta fon and he promised to fire Atchc on straightway Earlier in the day Gen Eiscn lower had visited the head quarters briefly on his way to a giant reception in the nearby Palmer House ballroom Mrs Eis enhower at his side heard a new song dedicated to her sung for the first time by a glee club and then by the crowd In the song Ma mie was hailed as A wonderful name for the first lady of our land Breakfast Host Mr Spangler was breakfast host Monday morning to the Jowa dele gates and alternates The affair was in honor of his successor Mr and Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Lo mas All About The Weather Mason City Gradual clearing and cooler Monday afternoon with northerly winds High Monday 70 to 75 Partly cloudy and cool er Monday flight Tuesday fair and pleasant high 75 to 77 Mostly cloudy and cooler western half thunderstorms in eastern half and turning cool er except in southeast corner Congress Still Striving for Adjournment WASHINGTON al leaders switching their plans strove behind the scenes to break a deadlock over two money bills and adjourn the 82nd Congress Monday With only a few members on hand the House and Senate met Monday morning and recessed shortly afterward to permit back stage maneuvers Some Democratic icaders were doing business with Republicans by telephone calls to Chicago where the GOP national conven showers and I lion was opening ending showers if House and Senate conference crunmitlCR members can agree on the money bills both Houses will Partly cloudy Tuesday convened inter Monday to try cast portion for pnssafc lhe stumbling Minnesota Clearing and cooler Monday night and Tuesday Generally fair somewhat warm er north and west Low Monday night 44 to 48 except 52 extreme southeast GlobeGazette weather rlala up to 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 89 58 58 275 block legislation Hut adjournment proFpccls were House had a quorum of members present and a single objection could forestall any final acltion The two bills were A billion omnibus appropriation measure for atomic energy expansion foreign aid and military construction and a 584 million dollar appropriation for rivers and harbois and flood control projects Rainfall of 275 Inches Is Recorded Precipitation of 275 second rainfall of more than 2 nchcs this recorded for he 24hour period ending at 8 a m Monday by the KGLO weather station On Tune 14 rainfall meas ircd 234 inches A check of GlobeGazette records revealed that the rain which began early Sunday night was the sixth n seven years that totaled more than 2 inches for a 21hour period Other heavy precipitation figures n elude June 10 inches Sept i June 13 253 July 18 and Aug 19 An additional 4U an inch of fell after 8 a m Monday to ring the total from Sunday night to 2 p m Monday to 321 inches Heaviest rain reported in the state was an unofficial 550 inches which fell in 20 minutes as a cloud nirst broke upon the Northwest Iowa town of Sanborn in Northern OBricn County Close behind was Cherokee on the Little Sioux with an official fall of 490 inches At Sioux City a violent wind knocked down power lines dam aged trees and damaged some buildings The Morningsidc sec tion was hardest hit The rains were accompanied by cooler air after a warm Sunday which saw temperatures rise to JOO degrees in Western Iowa SAME Bliclc flat trarrio la 21 houri Gen Dwight D Eisenhower GlobeGazette Corners Collect in Insect Control Drive The GlobeGazette newspaper boys Reported collected Monday for the Mason City Insect Cam paign They not only reached their quota in the oneweek drive but topped it by with a few subscription envelopes still to come in T LI 1 L W HiHstiom GlobeGazette circulation manager in charge of the boys No Wrnrmi Yet Winners have not yet been lr crmlncd for the prizes to be giv en in the citys four wards Hlll strom said but his assistants Joe Calembcr and Roger Klemas re ported many instances of boys do ing outstanding jobs One boy was reported near the mark Another lad with u small route collected less than from his customers but on Saturday ho coir lectcd more traveling with his father on the latlcrs truck route Charles W Watrous the Iowa Fogging Service DCS Molncs bc gan spray ing operations in Mason City Sunday but said Monday that work would have o be because of the heavy rain Sunday night Spraying will continue nights as well as days when the weather is favorable in order the work done as quickly as pos sible Dr Lannon Congratulates Dr James W Lannon city hcallh director congratulatedthe ncwspapcrboys on remark able job they have done andalso expressed his appreciation to the public for Its cooperation The money collected by the boys above their quota will be kept tohelp fi nancethe program next year he said If the city council decides to take over the financing of the pro gram that amount would reduce Lhe taxes needed to pay for 1953 spraying Harvey J Bryant Former City Attorney Dies at 65 Harvey J Bryant Mason Jily attorney for 42 years died at a Mason City hospital at am Monday following an emergency operation Saturday morning Mr Bryant was born at Sabula Sept 23 1880 the son of Joseph and Itoxalana Cortis Bryant He came to Mason City from Sabula when he was 14 years old After lis graduation from Mason City Eligh School inlOCH he attended Cornell College at Mount Vernon vfo years He then attended Ham Itons Business College where he ook up stenography Employed by Brice He was employed for a time by he late W E Brico who at that time owned and operated public utilities properties here In 1010 he was graduated from the Uni versity of Iowa with an LLB de gree and was admitted to the Town Bar He was married to Miss Edna Hughes Sept 20 1911 in Mason City After practicing law in Mason City from 19101012 he became a member of the law firm of Dunn and Bryant From 19151023 the firm was Dunn Bryant and Clough From 19231935 he con ducted a private practice of law in Mason City and in 1935 he was joined by his son Hughes J Bry ant in the firm of Bryant and Bry ant In Political Life Mr Bryant had been prominent in the political life of the com munity He was chairman the Cerro Gorcfo County Republican HARVEY J BRYANT Central Committee four years He was a former president of the Cer ro Gordo Bar Association and a member of the American and Iowa State Bar Associations He was a member of Beta Thcta Pi at tha University of Iowa He was city attorney for eight years was a director tha United Home Bank a director the Chamber of Commerce a member of the Elks Lodge hav ing served as secretary at ona time and was a director of the Euchre and Cycle Club at the time his death He was president of the Clear Lake Outing Club and hadbccn A longtime director of ;