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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAP1R THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated and United full Leas wires Five a MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 1 1950 HOME EDITION lUlilf This Paper of Two No 201 Jap Commies Order National Strike After 8 Reds Accused w was an overflow crowd at the republican rally m Mason City Wednesday evening to hear Senator BourkeB Hickenlooper and see other state and local candidates for nomination in the June 5 primary election Those who banqueted in the mirror room moved later to the Wedgewood room where this picture was taken the tables being removed to accommodate the later arriv als Twelve other candidates for state office were intro duced Chief Justice W L Bliss of the supreme court GlobeGazette phclo t Wlsdom Des Moines candidate for U S senator Chet B Akers state auditor Mrs Edna C Lawrence can didate for auditor of state Edward J Kallemyn and Law rence I Truax both for treasurer of state Attorney Gen eral Robert L Larson Paul B Norris for superintendent of public instruction William H Tate for Cerro Gordo county state representative David B Long commerce com mission and W H Nicholas for lieutenant governor Harlan Accident Kills 5 Students Top of Car Completely Sheared Off Harlan high school students were killed in a car truck crash Wednesday night only a few hours after commencement at Harlan high school Three of the teenagers were de capitated Sheriff Orrell Gear hart said it was the worst acci dent I have ever seen Gearhart said the car crashed Into the rear end of a 6ton truck carrying a load of live fish on highway 59 7 miles south of Har lan He identified the dead as Dar rel Chamberlain 17 Dunlap Rob ert Brockman 18 son of Mr and Mrs Carl Brockman Harlan Mary Ann JJindstrom 16 daugh ter of Mrs Gena Lindstrom Har lan Jo Ann Anderson 16 daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Andrew An dersony Harlan Charles Ocean about 20 son of Mrs Oda bcean Harlan Driver From Harlan The driver of the car in which the teenagers were riding was identified by Gearhart as Gaylin Sisson 18 of Harlan He was taken to Mercy hospital at Coun cil Bluffs Three of the young people were graduated earlier in the evening from the Harlan high school They were Sisson Brockman and Miss Anderson Gearhart said the car and truck were both traveling south The car rammed under the body of the truck Gearhart said and then sheared off into the ditch Only Sisson was found in the car The others were under the truck and alongside the highway The sheriff said the driver of the truck was Robert Bruce Push 21 of Spirit Lake He was not injured Chamberlain had graduated from Dunlap high school Tuesday night and was present with Ocean and Miss Lindstrom to see the di plomas awarded Brockman was vice president of the senior class Ocean had recently completed a hitch in the navy All 6 of the young persons were good friends Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Jorgen sen said Pugh driver of the fish truck reported his headlights were flickering Just before the accident and he was pulling on to the shoulder to light flares when the tragedy occurred Completely Sheared The Sisson car was completely demolished Jorgensen said Ive never seen a car in such condi tion he said The car apparent ly struck the left rear corner of the truck The top of the car was sheared completely off and what remained of it lunged on and rolled over into a 12foot ditch on the left side of the highway It came to rest on its top Jorgensen said the accident oc curred about p m He said he did not know where the young persons were bound Jovgensen said the impact caused the waterfilled tank of live bullheads to leave the trucks chassis The tank fell upright on to the shoulder of the highway and only a few fish splashed out The bullheads were dying in the tank however because it was separated efc meinx truffle death IB 3t BULLETINS B29 IS DOWN Dexter N Mex B29 bomber from Walker air force base crashed 5 miles northeast of here Thursday afternoon No estimate of casualties had been made CLOSER TO PEACE Washington res ident Truman said Thursday the world is closer to peace now that it has been for the last 5 years Name Kinnick Scholarship Winners Iowa City of the 5 Nile Kinnick memorial scholar ships at the University of Iowa were announced Thursday after noon by President Virgil M Hancher They are Richard Boyce Ne vada Bill Fenton Iowa City An drew Houg St Ansgar John Tarr Ft Dodge and Dudley Noble Ft Madison Jerry Davis Ottumwa and Don Gustafson Des Moines were named 1st and 2nd alter nates Five scholarships are awarded each year as a memorial to the late Nile Kinnick and other Uni versity of Iowa men who died in World war II Nominations are made by the Iowa Junior Cham ber of Commerce and final selec tions by the university scholarship committee Four of the winners are high school seniors while Noble is a freshman at the university Unofficial Count Shows Population Unofficial census figures for communities in North Iowa have been announced together with the population 10 years ago as follows 1950 1940 Eagle Grove 4163 4024 Kanawha 746 757 Stacyville 546 533 from machinery which pumps oxygen into the water The truck cab and chassis rolled into the ditch on the right side of the high way Both vehicles were south bound The state conservation commis sion said in Des Moines the fish truck apparently was from a com mercial fish hatchery Sissons condition was reported Thursday morning as poor He suffered severe injuries to both hands and 1 was so badly mangled it may have to be amputated the hospital said He also suffered facial lacerations A sedative was administered to Sisson at the scene of the accident and he had not regained consciousness at mid morning CommencementSpeech Road Ahead Harlan Road Ahead was the title of the commencement address heard by 65 Harlan high school graduates Wednesday night a short time before 3 of their num ber died in a collision along with 2 companions Supt Ray Killion said that the speaker Dr Milo Bail urged in the course of his address that young folks refrain from getting out on the highways and driving fast Dr Bail is president of the University of Omaha 40State Group Pushes for Union of West Democracies By JAMES MARLOW Washington 125 persons from 40states Thursday began a 3day meeting here to push for a union of the western democracies An Atlantic Union they call it Theyll go up to the capitol to needle their representa tives and senators to help Sees Backfire Atlantic Union com them push although a num ber already support them And theyll swap ideas on how to get more people back home interested Theyve worked a number of ideas Publicity parades meet ings even household auctions to get people together These 125 visitors are members of what is called the mittee Claim 25000 The committee claims a country wide membership of 25000 per sons What they want is a union of the democratic nations under one central government Owen J Roberts former su preme court justice is president of the committee Its 2 vice pres idents are Will Clayton former undersecretary of state and Rob ert P Patterson former secretary of war The board of directors includes Clarence Streit who has cru saded for this idea for years He is author of Union Now What does this committeewant Its members stress they do not want a 1world government now They say they want to start with a union of the democracies with other nations admitted as they be come democracies How would they go about it They want congress to approve a resolution now pending in both which would authorize President Truman to do this Invite Pact Nations Invite the democracies which ponsored the Atlantic Pact last S Britain Canada Bel ium France Netherlands Lux send delegates to a convention Any other democra cies which wanted to send dele gates could The delegates could do 1 of 2 hings 1 Just sit around exchanging deas on how they felt about such i union and return home to see iow their people felt toward the idea If they found their people approved a 2nd convention could be called to set up the democratic union 2 1st meeting could if they agreed on the idea set up the plans for this supergovernment It would not come into existence of course until jt was submitted to their own people for approval A coun try whose people rejected it wouldnt join Single Citizenship How would such a union gov ernment look Perhaps like this t would have a president 2 houses of congress a supreme court This would be the supreme jovernment Each of the mem ber nations would vote on the iresident and elect the congress The citizens of all the union na ions would be citizens of the one government But just as in the case of the 48 states each member nation would keep its own government and maybe some troops a sort of militia while the union govern ment had an army from all the member nations Further thered be one currency for all the members one postal system Trade barriers such as ariffs would be wiped out And so on delegates at the of Proposed Steel Merger Washington Guy M Gillette cautioned Thursday that the proposed mer ger of FrenchGerman coal and steel might backfire to divide western democracies Already there are faint indi cations that a Europe organ ized without America might be come a Europe organized against America he said Gillette warned of potential dangers to a western European bloc in a speech prepared for de livery before a luncheon meeting of the Atlantic union committee an organization which advocates a closer union of democratic na tions He said that some way must be found to prevent Germany from 1 Joining Russia in a new alli ance 2 Uniting with western Euro pean nations as to so dominate Europe that it can compel it to turn its back on the Atlantic Gillette advocated an eventual worldwide such move dream into a ghastly nightmare A federation of nations of the Atlantic community he said how ever is now both feasible and de sirable union but said any now would turn a Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Thurs day night Friday partly cloudy and warmer Friday night Showers likely Low Thursday night 50 High Friday 75 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Scattered showers o r thundershowers southwest portion Thursday night spreading over remainder of state by Friday evening Warmer west and central por tions Thursday night and the entire state Friday Low Thurs day night 50 to 55 north 55 to 60 south High Friday 80 to 85 Further Outlook Partly cloudy and somewhat cooler Saturday and Sunday local showers southeast half of state Satur day Temperatures Saturday will range from morning lows of near 60 to afternoon highs of 75 to 80 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Warmer Thursday night and in east and south portions Friday A few local showers north and west portions Friday Low Thursday night 5055 High Friday 65 northwest to 7530 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 72 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 63 YEAR AGO Maximum M Minimum 64 Knowland Says State Officials OKd Amerasia Washington Know land RCal called the senates attention Thursday to published reports saying the state depart ment in 1944 apparently indorsed an article which appeared in the magazine Amezasia Knowland cited the reports after telling the senate that a red network ran from the now de funct magazine to the communist party and on into the state de partment The Amerasia case is figuring in a senate investigation into charges by Senator McCarthy RWis that communists have infiltrated the state department Would Shock Nation The California senator referred to a story by Bert Andrews in Wednesdays New York Herald Tribune Andrews wrote that many of the still suppressed doc uments seized in the notorious Amerasia case contain such highly secret wartime information that the nation will be shocked if they can be forced out into the open Knowland quoted another part of the story which said One document over the signa ture of former Secretary of State Cordell Hull seemed on the sur face to picture Amerasia a maga zine plugging for soviet interests in Asia as a veritable Bible on what to do in the far east It seems a certainty that Hull never saw the message Knowland also noted that the ScrippsHoward newspapers car ried a similar article by Frederick Woltman James M Mclnerney chief of the justice departments criminal division denied Wednesday that government papers seized in the Amerasia offices in 1945 by the FBI and the wartime Office of Strategic Service included the so called Hull document However the Washington Times Herald said Thursday in a story by Willard Edwards that the text of the purported cable to light Wednesday night Hull to Chungking The cable that story said is marked Hull to Chungking and is a confidential message to the American ambassador in China The Times Herald quoted the cable as saying July issue of Amerasia sug gests possibility of using Japanese Susomo Okano in the role of Tito of Japan to help Japanese people to establish a government which will discard aggression and the present ruling oligarchy Knowland said he had looked up the 1944 Amerasia article quoted in the purported Hull cable He said there could be no question that the magazine was TAXI DRIVER AND KIDS HE yearold cab driver gets a big hug from 3 grateful young sters after he saved a group of kindergarten school chil dren from an apparent mad dog in Atlanta Ga Wednesday The dog running wildly and foaming at the mouth men aced the group just as they were being dismissed for the day Parker threw himself on the dog and was bitten several times as the school principal herded the frightened children back into the school advocating the selection of a known communist Susomo Okano to be one of the key fig ures in postwar Japan Senator Hickenlooper RIowa previously had mentioned the pur ported Hull document as among those he said were seized in the 1945 raid He said too one of the documents showed the wartime location of American fleet units Mclnerney said there is no truth to that Senator Hickenlooper Stands on Counsel A republicanappointed assist ant counsel of the senate foreign relations committee was caught Wednesday evening in the middle of an exchange between Senator B Hickenlooper RIowa and a key justice department official The disagreement was over Hickenloopers statement in Mason City earlier Wednesday that government documents seized in the 1945 Amerasia raids showed the deployment of American fleet units James M McTnerney chief of the justice departments criminal division told reporters in Wash ington there was no such docu ment among those seized 5 years ago by the FBI or the wartime office of strategic services When informed here of Mclner n e ys statement Hickenlooper answered that he was speaking on information from counsel He declined to make any further explanation Counsel was identified by a Washington newsman who quoted Hickenlooper as saying he had re ceived his information from Rob Hickenlooper Kraschel Leac Farm Vote Pol Des Moines W a 11 a c es Farmer and Iowa Homestead re ported Thursday that U S Sena tor Bourke B Hickenlooper came out on top in a poll it took of the prospective farm vote in the Iowa republican senatorial primary However the publication said only of the farm voters con tacted had made up their minds as to which candidate they woulc support The poll was taken dur ing the week of May 1520 and was limited solely to the senatorial con tests in the republican and demo cratic parties The publication listed these re sults of the poll Of persons interviewed 47 per cent said they were sure to vote Among those who will vote in therepublican primary 67 per cent favored Senator Hickenlooper 6 per cent said they would vote for Earl F Wisdom of Des Moines 4 per cent favored Harry B Thomp son of Muscatine and the remain ing 23 per cent were undecided Among democrats sure to vote former Governor Nelson G Kraschel of Harlan received 25 per cent former Undersecretary of Agriculture Albert J Loveland of Janesville 21 per cent former Congressman Otha D Wearin 17 per cent Other candidates di vided 9 per cent and 28 per cent said they were undecided It also said the poll produced nothing conclusive about the con troversial Brannan farm plan adding Fui instance democratic mem bers of the Farm Bureau which has bitterly opposed the Brannan plan were evenly split between Kraschel who opposes the plan and Loveland who favors it And half of those supporting Kraschel also approved production payments on hogs one of the main features of the Brannan plan ert Morris counsel assistant committee FATALLY INJURED Curlew B Frank Jones about 60 of Waukee was fatal ly injured Wednesday night in a country cross roads collision during a sudden rain storm Nor man Namer farmer living near here was the driver of the other car He was not seriously n the accident near here hurt 9 Navy Men Perish in Patrol Crackup Quonset R I navy men perished Thursday when a twinengine patrol plane crashed and burned at this naval air base while making an emergency land ing The plane was reported enroute to Argentia Newfoundland when engine trouble developed 23 min utes after leaving here Commander Raymond Glasgow in charge of public information said the pilot and copilot escaped The remainder of the crew was trrpped in the blazing plane as a Government Asks Arms Aid Draft Extension Washington Tru man asked congress Thursday for to carry forward the work of helping free nations rearm against Russian forces striving to cloak the whole earth with the ism mantle of totalitarian He proposed not only to extend the existing arms aid program a 2nd year but also asked for power to shift funds to meet soviet probings for weak spots any where Grimly he told congress that the only hope for survival of free dom is to build among this coun try and its friends the kind of defensive strength that the So viet Union will not dare to test More than 14 nations are ex pected to share in the arms ship ments but the president did not name each one And he said se curity prevented him from dis closing how much any country would receive The bulk of the 000 go to bolster Americas North Atlantic allies against the threat of communism While Mr Truman was submit mg his request Secretary of De fense Johnson appealed to the senate for a 3year extension of he draft act so that the United states can keep in a state of alert against possible attack Johnson proposed a draft ex ension that would give the presi dent power to call men to arms at any time The house has approved an extension which would leave it o congress to say when men hould be inducted for service Reprisal for Rush Trial in Assault Case By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo defiant Japans communist party Thurs day ordered a general strike Sat urday in reprisal for the occupa tions rush trial of 8 Japanese accused of kicking and stoning American soldiers The strike call promised to bring to a head growing tension between General MacArthurs occupation and the belligerent communists This tension fueled by recent international communist charges that the Japanese reds were too docile erupted Memorial day in the first physical violence of the occupation against U S troops 5 Beaten Kicked A captain and 4 enlisted men observers at a communist anti American rally in downtown Im perial plaza were kicked beaten and stoned Only a few hours earlier authorities had expelled the communists from the plaza to permit Americans to hold Memo rial day services for their war dead including those who fell in the Pacific conflict against Japan MacArthur in a May 2 speech urged the Japanese to defend their new constitutional liberties against the international political per fidy of communism He suggested the possibility of outlawing Japans communist party The communist party howled that the plaza incidents were caused by systematic and organ ized provocations by spies and thundered Workers and up and start a general strike de manding immediate release of the 8 patriots It timed the reprisal strike to coincide with general strikes Sat urday in the automobile metal trades and heavy industry The partys purpose in the latter is to influence the elections Sunday for the upper house of parliament There was no way of telling how effective the communists could make their general strike Occupa tion officials estimate the reds control 600000 of Japans 6250 000 organized workers Also Strike Saturday Leftist Japanese college student leaders also called a nationwide strike for Saturday About 20000 students from 50 universities are expected to join the protest Police all over Japan have been alerted for new outbreaks of red violence The English language Nippon Times editorialized If the reds are asking for trouble they will get it The occupation struck back swiftly after the plaza incident Before the communists had fin ished their parading and virulent speechmaking white helmeted military police moved in swinging nighttsicks and arrested 6 Japa nese These were identified from news pictures taken at the plaza brawl Two others were arrested later when a mob marched to police headquarters and demanded their release A 3man military tribunal was summoned and the 8 were placed on trial less than 24 hours after the violent outbreak We do not intend to permit any delay in the trial of people who defy or take action against Ameri cans in uniform said Maj Gen Charles A Willoughby MacAr thurs intelligence Expect Senate to Extend rescue crew stood by reach them unable to QUAD CITIES 173162 Davenport gains of 9944 for Rock Island Moline and East Moline were shown Thursday as census figures were released at the district office in Moline The total population is 99686 Daven ports count previously an nounced was 73476 making a total population of 173162 for the 4 cities Rent Control Washington The senate Banking committee Thursday greed to vote Friday on Presi ent Trumans request for an ex ension of federal rent controls be yond June 30 Senator Douglas DI11 urged ction at a closed committee ses ion Thursday but Chairman May bank DS Car said absence of several members caused the de lay until Friday Most senators expect the com mittee to approve a compromise similar to one Viow scheduled for house action June 12 That would extend existing federal rent con trols for 6 months beyond June 30 and then allow them to con tinue another 6 months in cities or states that so requested HANCOCK COUNTY CENSUS Fort Dodgre population total for Hancock county was an nounced by the district census su pervisor as 15079 Town figures for the county are Britt 1901 Corwith 476 Crystal Lake 285 Goodell 241 Garner 1679 Kana wha 746 Klemme 553 and Woden Armed Man Holds Passengers at Bay Phoenix Ariz armed man apparently angered by a babys crying staged a 2hour reign of terror in a Southern Pa cific railway chair car on the way here Thursday Police identified the gunman as 27yearold H P Huff a merchant seaman from Polkville Miss who boarded the 16car train at Los Angeles He was arrested as the train pulled into the station here Witnesses said the man appar ently became angered by a babys crying shortly after the train left Yuma Ariz Conductor Arthur F Corkran said Huff reached into his luggage pulled out the gun and told the childs mother Take that baby out of this car or Ill shoot both of you Detective George Van Doren said there were 7 live shells in the gun He said one of the shells was marked by a firing pin and Huff may have tried to fire it R L Keeton Jr a pas senger said he had attempted to help the woman and her baby but Huff shoved the guns barrel into my ribs and told me to go back to my seat5 He added I did Several other passengers said they had been threatened Notified of the mans activity the train crew dropped a message at Hyder to have the police wait ing for the train when it reached Phoenix Huff was booked for investiga tion of assault with a deadly weapon ;