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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Noftfc Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited kc HMM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION TMI MIWirAMK THAT MAKIS ALL HOIITH IOWANS NIIGHIORS VOL LVII Associated Frew United full Wirw Ccati MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 1M1 TMi Paper Coniliti of Two One Mans Opinion A Commentary W CARL HALL Managing Editor Your Red Cross Is Set for Action THIS years national convention of the American Red of which I had the honor to be vice held in what most Americans regard as the most likely first target for an Abomb New York City was its setting That somber fact it seemed to me was lurking in the atmosphere of the giant armory at 34th St and Park Ave as one speaker after another made reference directly or by inference to therole the Red Cross would be called to as sume in the event of atomicwar Millard Caldwell former gov ernor of Florida now serving as federal civil defense administra tor dealt with the subject in a direct manner and without gloves Our nation he said without pull ing any punches is wide open to attack One days program was given over to the national blood pro gram in which the Red Cross is working hand in hand with the medical profession hospitals and defense authorities Here was the less direct approach to the subject of atomic warfare Estimates of the blood and blood plasma re quirement in the event of a bomb attack in a populous area stagger the imagination Millard Caldwell Report Calmly wholly without resort to emotionalism Mr Caldwell in his report to the Red Cross workers from all corners of America sought to banishthe apathy which he candidly admitted has been the greatest single handicap to him in his unsolicited assignment For the first time in history he pointed out in quoting the president our country faces the threat of a sudden devastating at tack on our major cities We must assume that the Soviet Union has atomic bombs and that it has the planes to drop those bombs on our cities Our air force experts tell us enemy planes could drop bombs on our cities no matter how good our defenses There Is no complete protec tion against an atomic air attack is deal that can be done to reduce deaths and injuries Thelives o millions of people may depend on the development of astrong civil defense program to meet such an attack We Most Not Gamble Every city factory office and home must be organized J or civil defense As long as there is a chance of any kind that atomic bombs jflay fall on our cities cannot gamble We cannot be caught unprepared More than ever before accord to Gov CaldweU the strength LI of the ability to defend a measure of our national military potency From a military defense stand point he added have in the making the mightiest machine in history Our industrial potential is being mobilized at a rapid pace But on the homefront we are wide open to attack It will do us little good to create a mighty air force if we do not at the same time provide protection for our cities our in dustries and our peoplel A mighty army and navy will accomplish little if a first crash attack on critical targets costs us the will to fight and win While Americans as a rule outside of New York City Detroit anda few other prime target disposed to yawn at the mentionof these things Mill ard Caldwell believes with all his heart that America is in grave danger unless we wake to our periL Casualties Cut in Half Its his studied belief that in the event of an atomic attack on a city an adequate setup for civil defense can cut casualties in half What we need to do that job he told the Red Cross convention are these 3 things 1 An informed public man woman and child knowing exactly what to do in the event of attack and mentally disciplined to do it 2 A hardhitting civil defense corps of 15 million trained volun teers This team must be trained and ready to go into instant ac tion 3 A few minutes warning to get people into the best available shel Turning to the assumption that Russia has been making atomic bombs and at this moment has a big enough stockpile to blast major cities and production centers of America Mr Caldwell offered this admonition Together as a free people we must meet this emergency as our forefathers met the emergencies of their day We are gambling lives and the nations future if we put our trust only in the mili tarys power to retaliate What of the Russians All of this of course has to do with our own civil defense pro gram But what about our enemy Are the Russians taking the matter military band CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Iranians Turn Down Court Rule Truman Plea on Oil Is Late II Washington ff President Truman offered Monday to send Averill Harrimah to Iran to help try for a settlement of that coun trys oil dispute with the British government Mr Truman said the conflict threatens a collapse of oil ations which would be disi aster He declared that the time available is running out Mr Truman made his offer in a message to Iranian Prime Min ister Mohammed Mossadegh The Iranian chief wrote him two weeks ago asking American sup port for Irans nationalization of its oil resources At the same time Mr Truman said he still hopes that a way can be found for British skill and operating knowledge to continue to be used in running the strate gically important oil industry In Tehran shortly after deliv ery of the presidents letter the Iranian government announced that it has informed Nations Iran will not abide by any ruling of the international court of Justice In London Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison said he consid ered this announcement obscure and told the house of commons Britain was considering asking the United Nations security council to take a hand Mr Truman also wrote that he earnestly recommended that Iran give careful consideration to the recent proposal of the world court for a temporary solution to t h e oil Controversy Rejection of that plea already had been indicated from Tehran however No Guarantee Peace Will Develop From Talks Gen Ridgway Blue Earth Crowd Large Despite Rain Bj STAFF EEPRESENTATIVE Blue Earth of the f largest crowds in its 29 year history was present Sunday for the annual picnic of the Hamil tonStory association at the fair grounds here This was in spite of torrential rain in the early morning hours and threatening weather through muchof the day The days program opened with a religious service in the forenoon presided over by the Rev A E Thompson of Blue Earth and fea turing a sermon by Doctor LA Pierson president of the South Dakotadistract of the Evangelical utheran church Doctor Piersons first assignment as a pastor was at Ames in the early 20s In the afternoon the entertain ment opened with a band concert by the Blue Earth municipal directed by Howard Olsen and was climaxed with ah address by M L Nelsen widely known as a newscaster and commentator for WHO Des Moines ing skies forced a marked abbre viation of his talk on the world peace subject Folk Soars Music on the afternoon program before the amphitheater included a group of close harmony numbers by the Blue Earth community male quartet a group of familiar folk songs by Mrs A L Russell of Blue Earth dressed in Nor wegian costume and some com munity singing led by Earl Hall GlobeGazette editor By way of introducing a couple of numbers sung by him in the Norwegian tongue the Mason Dityan explained that he would be employing one of the numerous proxTncial dialects known to Nori way But he didnt state which one it would be and nobody present seemed quite able to identify it The Pierson sermon in the morning was on a hopeful note Troublous times such as these he asserted have more than once down through the years proved to be the prelude to happier days and an advance up the ladder of Christian culture Mrs 0 C Christiansen was at the piano for the morning service and she provided the accompani ment for the vocal numbers on the afternoon program The quartet also sang a number for the fore noon program Much of the days activities was preserved in a movie designed for consignment to a special historical archive in Oslo There was a tape recording of a considerable part of the proceedings Alumni Meet Alumni of old Ellsworth college met briefly in the period between the picnic lunch served family style on the spacious fairgrounds and the start of the afternoon pro gram before the grandstand The days festivities were tinged by a special note of sadness by reason of the death Saturday night of Mrs R M Hall wife of the associations president most of Lhe years since its formation in Northwood back in the early 20s Mr Hall put in an appearance nt the picnic responding in a touching manner toJhe welcome TREE ROOTS LIFT HOUSE FROM FOUNDATION Mrs Mary Zittrisch 80 of Al gona sufferedback injuries and shock when her home above was lifted from its foun dation by an uprooted tree during Sunday mornings storm during which winds reached an estimated 100 miles an hour extended by Mayor Hector Put nam Most of the presiding duties however were transferred to Martin O Madison of Blue Earth secretary Floyd Omundson also of Blue Earth is treasurer All will serve for another year in the absence of a formal election Funeral services for Mrs Hall have been set for 2 oclock Wed nesday afternoon in the Hanlon towiiLutheran church V Note wasv made in the printed program and by Mr Madison1 of the recent death of the first sec retarytreasurer of the organiza tion Albert Hoversten of Los Angeles A letter front Mrs Hov ersten was read i GlobeGazette photo bS Soflien WIND DAMAGE AT are cleaning up the debris of the black smith shop of Richard Thompson in Belmond Thompson was sleeping in the r4ar of the building where he hadhis living quarters when a wind storm ripped the Jront sec tion of the building He escapetHnjury r I The Weather Mason Clear skies and mild Monday night Cooler Monday night with low 53 to 58 Tues day fair and mild with high 75 Iowa Partly cloudy any a little copier Monday night and Tues day Scattered showers west and south portions Monday night and in south Tuesday Low Monday night 53 to 58 north 58 to 62 south High Tuesday 72 to 78 Further outlook Generally fair with temperatures averag ing a few degrees below normal Wednesday and Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy and cool Monday night and Tuesday Scattered light showers south west portion Monday night Low Monday night 4854 north 52 56 south High Tuesday in 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum 73 Minimum CO At 8 a m 70 Precipitation 09 YEAK AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 64 Wisconsin Heaviest Hit of Storm States COMMAJfDS ARMY Capt Chester E Whiting com manding officer and director of the TJ S army field band of Washington D C will conduct the 100piece band in East park Monday at 8 p m Ordered into federal service in 1940 along with his unit he organized and directed the famous America 1 division band on Bougainville in 1942 He fought with the di vision on Bougainville and Guadalcanal Special units here will include a 40voice soldiers chorus and a 6man drum novel ty group 46 MORE CASUAITD2S Washington defense de partment list identified Monday 46 more casualties in the Korean war Of the total 11 are dead 30 wounded and 5 injured in battle zone accidents Iowa Storm Damage Counted In Thousands North Iowa was cleaning up debris Monday after a se ries of hard wind and hail storms swept across the area early Sunday morning causing thousands of dollars dam age to barns farm buildings power and communication lines and crops Communities in the storm path included Belmond Al gona Thornton Kanawha Goodeil Meservey Latimer Klemme and Eagle Grove Damage was not concentrated in any one locality loo Cedar Falls and Dubuque also reported sform damage Barns were unroofed or des troyed trees were uprooted and power and communication lines were down in many neighbor hoods Hail was reported at Thornton Kanawha and Garner Injured in Storn At Algona Mrs Mary Zittrisch 80 was hi a hospital suffering from shock and back bruises She was injured when winds esti mated to havereached 100 miles an hour uprooted a at the side of her homel The roots ex tending under the house lifted the structure 6 feet off thefoun dation Her daughter Annaabout 40 was in the house but was not injured The winds blew down the hangar at the Algona airport and scram bled 8 planes More than 500 trees were down inthe city and 800 telephones were oat of service Power was also disrupted but emergency service was provided for the hospital Planes Damaged At Belmond the front of the blacksmith shop of Richard Thompson was blown off Thomp son was sleeping in the rear of the shop but escaped Belmond airport two planes were damaged navytrainer was carried two blocks by the wind Toof of the NelsXaaborg Public Service company were on 24hour shifts in an attempt to restore electrical service Electricity and telephone serv ice was disrupted at Eagle Grove and trees and branches were down all over the city Kenneth Haggerty 34 Dubuque drowned when his car was swepl off highway 20 Sunday east oj Independence by a swift stream of flood water and tossed into Buf falo creek Otis McGee 25 suffered shock when lightning struck his home inWaterloo Mason City escaped the severe wind storms but a total of 103 inches of rain was reported Satur day night and Sunday morning Asks to End State of War With Germany Action Would Not Affect Occupation ed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Windwhipped rain and Kail hi the midwest Sunday causing deaths and heavy property dam age Severe storms hit parts of Iowa Minnesota Michigan M i s s o u r and Kansas but in Wisconsin practically the whole state felt the blows of wild weather Five deaths occurred in Michi gan A sudden gust upset a boa in Crystal lake near Greenville drowning 3 persons At Granc Rapidsa man was crushed when a tractor overturned as he triec to clear his boat channel of a windfelled tree Near Muskegon a motorist swerved to avoid a large tree limb blown into thi road and cfashed into a ditch killing his wife An 83yearold man died of a heart attack when the storm blew over a barn on the Rockfield Wis farm where he lived In Wisconsin winds lightning rain and hail caused damage ex pected to exceed Sl000000 winds of hurricane intensity downed power lines ripped roofs off of buildings and blocked roads with felled trees The St Mary of the Lake Catholic church across Lake Mendota from Madison was de stroyed when it was struck by lightning and set afire Crops in the Pecatonia valley were ruined when 58 inches of rain fell in an 8 hour period The downtown section of Darlington was under water Central Minnesota took a good dousing with St Cloud reporting 214 inches of rain in less than an Threemiles south of Meservey the top of the barn on the Wiltshire farm tenanted by Bud Barkema was blown off In the same area the dairy barn on the John Half wassenrfarm was damaged lightning set fire to barns on the Sain Larson farm 5 miles north and two miles east of Ka nawha and on the Eric iMeyers farm near Klemme Before light ning struckjthe Meyers barn his silo and hog house were blown away The barn on the Leerar farm south of Britt was also de stroyed by lightning KEA lines Down A hog house and a hen house on the L H Kalder farm 7 miles north of Latimer were blown away The loss of 60 to 75 chick ens was reported A silo was blown onto a hoghouse on the John Van Horn farm near Latimer Mlling one hog At Garner the rural electrifica tion administration estimated damage to its system alone at be tween and S60QO Ten miles of lines were down east of high way 69 in the Belmond area The winds in the Garner area were accompanied by rains meas uring from two to 4 inches local hail The storm covered a widearea in the south half of Hancock county Much land in the county is still under water and cannot be replanted to other crops Corn and bean fields are becoming and lawns at Hampton and morethan 100 telephones were out of service Employes of the KEA and the Iowa Newsmen Demand Coverage By NATE TOLOWETZKY Seoul Korea Mat thew B Ridgway warned Monday night there was no real guarantee that peace Jin iorea will come from th e armistice negotiations open ing Tuesday in Kaesong I start of tceasefire talks only hours away Ridg way Whether there is to be good faith or not is only to be judged by performance and we Tiavent come to the rper fonnance ment on an armistice most precede a cessation of BoatU s The supreme commander was dents onnews coverage full scale negotiations The correspondents have demanded western press at the historic event May Switch be no western newsmen session later riesiiont He disclosed that he selected the peace enyoysfa the right to change the at Wtfne1 Earlier Monday Sffltittr fltor Seoul Irom Washington man asked congress Monday to end the state of war between the United States and Germany He said that unfortunately Russia had made a final peace settlement impossible at this time Trumans action was par of a coordinated move by the western allies The French cabine approved a decree to thesame end although at was not clear whether it was effective immediately or must await the formation of a new cabinet irOthejnexf few days ForeignTSecretaryHerbert Mor rison announced to the ol commons that Britains state war with Germany was ended as from Monday v J THree members ofthe JBritiih advance their state ofwar with the Germans They were TAus tralia New Zealand and South Af rica New Zealand alsoannounced the end of itsjstate of war with Austria The move was of major import ance in the eastwest battle for the minds and support of the Ger man people It also has some practical ad vantages for the Germans al though it will oiot end the occupa tion by the western powers With thestateof war at an end Germans will be able to travel or business in as nationals of a friendly govern ment rather than as enemy aliens Also Germans will be able to bring suits in TF S courts Specifically Mr Truman askec that congress adopt a resolution weedy and spotted Small grain declaring the state of war with was flattened throughout the area Germany shall be terminated at Damage at Hampton Trees littered the streets such date as the president pro claims This country has been in a state of war with Germany since Dec 11 1941 his envoys Shortly thereaftertaty travelled bVliJnt to advanced peace Writers Claim el f Stole Propaganda Play From UN Negotiators tfons ed at betor Monday ike talks it i hour A grounded down trees and signs in St Paul and Minneapolis 55mileanhour wind wires and knocked GlobeGazette photo by Sorlicn WINDTWISTED Piper Cub plane at the Bel mond airport just north of town on highway 69 was de molished by terrific winds that struck from the north west at 6 a m Sunday A navy trainer on the same field was blown two blocks through one fence and finally came to rest at another dents TWatDiterr to Kaeswir te nans land tawinc the sioa H an city But Col Andrew J Kinaer chief of the UK Uaim tout which Sunday pre liminaries for me talks told a news MBfereuM Sunday night ffifMHi defi nitely is in tsiiii lots who flew gnmp to JBJMswir saw reds the ridreline annd tfce lut strip Some newsmen sftULthe arm had deliberately misled western world emeerninf status of Kaesonr Kiimer said several commu nist photographers were present at Kaesonr probably incndlnc newsreel men He thotf ht com munist newspapermen also were there although he was not cer tain The only prewrepresentation the TIN had at Kaesonr was an army photographer taken atone at the last minute UN correspondents arrned that the allies in leaving news men behind Sunday had outsmarted by the eommnnlsta They felt the comnraniste withtheir press on hand womld take of the tremen dous propaganda possibilities fit such aii occasion Allied report ers were forced to depend on official releases and hastjr in terviews at Seoul and at Mun san site of the allied peace camp Munsan where the iother two members of the delegation waiting Ridgway gave his envoys their final instructions then returned to Seoul The peacecamp is only a few minutes by air from ICaesonfc ancient capital where an end may be found for the Korean war now in its 55th week The talks probably wffl begin about 10 a Tuesday p Monday C S Confer Each Da Vice Adm C Turner Joy allied delegate willconfer with Ridgway at the end of each session Joy is commander V S naval forces in Korean waters Other allied representatives Maj Gen L C Craigit U ;