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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LYI AMociated and United Press Full wires Five Cents a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Where Are All Our Graduates Going AGAIfrT Im at the close of a series of commencement talks In the past 3 weeks Ive visited with a dozen classes of young men and young women wearing caps and gowns Ive seen several hun dred seniors march across a plat form to claim the diploma that made them graduates and alumni of their high schools Its been a most stimulating ex perience My confidence in the future of our country already pro nounced has been elevated still higher by this contact with youth In character and in training I have the notion theyre as well equipped totake care of them selves as the youth of any other time in our national history Some might observe that in this view Im judging on rather lim ited evidence After all the sen iors Ive seen constitute a pretty small segment of the 1200000 high school graduates receiving their diplomas this year This total is only a few below the record set in 1942 Half Million College Grads Along with this our institutions of higher and awarding degrees to almost an even half million young men and women includ ing many thousands of war veter ans The exact count of college graduates is 486900 This is an all time record What all this means of course is that for something like a million and a half young people theres an hour of decision at hand What next theyre having to ask them selves Approximately a third of the 1200000 high school graduates will decide to go on to college if past performance can be taken as a criterion Before too long many of the girl graduates will be mar ried and become homemakers Lots of Jobs Needed But that still leaves a very large number of high school and college graduates wanting to enter the labor market By several author ities the estimate is placed at 750 000 which is about the number of boys and girls who will out of school this year on reaching the age at which they are no longer re quired to attend Thats a whale of a lot of people wanting jobs What are the pros pects of meeting the demand Im not alone in asking or in trying to answer that question This prospect of an unprecedented addition to the ranks of jobseek ers this summer is giving concern to educators and to those in gov ernment and in industry who have an interest in the nations employ ment picture The importance of employment doesnt end with the earnings alone It is generally recognized that a job is an opportunity to learn good work habits The abil ity to take orders from a superior is something that must be mas tered somewhere along the line They Face a Choice Just as the high school graduate Is confronted with the alternative of seeking a job or going to college the college graduate faces a choice Should he move out into a job even though it might not be wholly to his liking or should he pursue his education further and hope for something better in the future The situation with respect to job opportunities nationally seems to shape up roughly like this For the youngster with a high school education or less there is quite definitely a shortage of available jobs The situation is very different from the war period and the first 3 years after the war Then anybody could land a job For the college graduate job opportunities are not as abundant as last year no where near as abundant as 2 years ago But for those with something special to of fer the quest should not be too difficult Thats the report of those who should know 2 Favored Regions Geographically jobs are report ed to be most plentiful in the southeastern and the southwest ern states except The same survey revealed new jobs hardest to find in the New Eng land states The placement bureau of Colum bia university in New York City recently announced its findings in an employment survey The best qualified third of its 1950 grad uates should have little difficulty in getting on a payroll quickly and the middle third before Octo ber But the folks at the bottom the report significantly adds will find the going tougher Lately the pickup in business generally and in construction par ticularly has improved the job outlook for 1950 engineering grad uates For a time the employment prospect for them was anything but rosy Dont Be Too Choosy The United States labor depart ment has put in its nickels worth by luggesting that college grad unable to find a job in their CONTINUID ON PAGE 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 5 1950 HOME EDITION uiim This Piper Consists ot Two 1 RIVINGTMs 1948 Ford sedan ended like this Sunday tt 7 7 on4tl S W after police reported the car bounced up George Draskovich 38 807 Van Buren S W was charged Mon day with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated The car came spinning off the List Drunken Driving Cases Against 3 Mason City police and the high way patrol arrested 2 persons and charged them with drunken driv ing in Mason City over the week end and announced a 3rd driver would be charged upon his release from the hospital George Draskovich 807 Van Buren S W who has been pre viously convicted of the same of fense was bound to the grand jury after waiving preliminary hearing His bond was set at by Po lice JudgeB R Dunn Ran Up Wire Draskovich was arrested by Mason City police after the auto he was operating rolled over twice just west of the Rock Island tracks on 4th S W at 7 p m Sunday Police said the car was running with one wheel over the curb and ran part way up a guy wire when it spun off and upset It rolled into a 1949 station wagon parked on the street and owned by S O Bacon of Clear Lake damaging the latter car slightly The auto driven by Draskovich badly damaged was owned by FrancisE Hart 643 1st S E Eugene J Shoemaker of near Marble Rock was arrested by the patrol on South Federal Saturday and Monday waived preliminary hearing on a drunken driving count His bond was put at In Local Hospital Orville Johnson 28 who gave his address as Slippery Rock Pa suffered a broken collarbone when he ran his auto into a ditch near the HiddenInn at Manly at a m Sunday the patrol reported He is in Park hospital where he was taken after he was found hiding under a nearby fruit tree a patrolman said The patrolman said Johnson will face a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and one for forgery here and that he is wanted in another state for concealing mortgaged property Johnson allegedly forged a check to buy a tire on the car which was wrecked the patrolman stated He said that Johnson re turned here 2 weeks ago after working about 2 years in Penn sylvania and that he has been sleeping in the auto in front of his parents home 509 17th N W A brother Vernon R Johnson riding with Orville Johnson ap peared in Justice Otto Lichten steins court in Manly and was fined and costs for intoxica tion McCarthy Gets Backing From New York Republican Clubs By LYLE C WILSON Washington Senator Joseph R McCarthy R Wis won a clean victory in the first test of organized party sentiment since Senator Margaret Chase Smith RMaine made her spectacular appeal to the republican party to re KM Y 1 J 1 J 1C pudiate him and his tactics Mrs Smith uttered her declaration of conscience on the senate floor last week It was a boneshaking rebuke to McCarthy for his methods in seeking inves tigation of communist infiltration into the state department Mrs Smith was joined by 6 of her progressive republican col leagues They were Senators George D Aiken Irving M Ives N Wayne Morse Edward J Thye Charles W Tobey N and Robert C Hendrickson N J Right under Ives nose in Wing dale N Y the annual conven tion of New York republican clubs unanimously climbed on the Mc Carthy bandw agon Saturday night It adopted a resolution ap proving the action instituted by Sen McCarthy and the spirit in which it was brought The young republican organiza tion is an active and somewhat significant political outfit Its in dorsement puts some foundation under a statement often heard McCarthys noisy and intemperate campaign has caught on through the country Court Rules Tidelands U S Property Washington The supreme court Monday gave the federal government top rights over the oilrich tidelands off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana Justice Douglas delivered the courts opinions in separate cases In the case of Texas Justice Reed wrote a dissenting opinion in which Justice Minton joined Jus tice Frankfurter wrote a separate dissent In the Louisiana case the vote was 70 Justices Jackson and Clark took no part in either ALDEN DESCENDANT DIES MarshaUtown W Alden 84 a lineal descendant of John and Priscilla Alden died here Sunday night after several days illness Alden was born on a farm near Gilman and came to MarshaUtown after from farming His vives he retired widow sur Weather Report FORECAST Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday scattered showers or thundershowers ex treme northwest Monday night and north portion Tuesday Cooler north portion Low Mon day night 4550 north 5258 south High Tuesday 6065 north 7682 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 80 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 65 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 45 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a mSunday Maximum 63 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 61 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 54 Iowa Falls Gl Dies in Crash on Motorcycle Iowa Falls Cpl Gerald Thomas 24 was killed in a motor cycle accident near Winnebago Minn Sunday while he was visit ing his home here on furlough from Ft Bragg N Car He was a member of the 82nd airborne division at Ft Bragg Survivors include his parents Mr and Mrs James BThomas 3 brothers and 3 sisters Funeral services will be Wednesday Court Bans Dining Car Segregation Washington supreme court Monday struck down seg regation of Negro students at the University of Oklahoma and or dered Texas to admit a Negro student to its allwhite law school Washington supreme court Monday outlawed segrega tion of Negroes in railroad dining cars By an 80 vote the high tri bunal declared such segregation violates a section of the inter state commerce act which pro hibits any undue or unreason able prejudice to any person using the railroads Justice Burton wrote the courts opinion Justice Clark took no part Those who voted with Burton are Chief Justice Vinson and Justices Black Reed Frank furter Douglas Jackson and Minton The decision was on an appeal by Elmer W Henderson a Wash ington Negro While serving as a field representative of the presi dents committee on fair employ ment practices in 1942 he made a railroad trip to Birmingham Hen derson protested that he was un able to get a meal on a southern railway company diner Southern railroads later adopted a policy of setting aside a table or 2 for Negroes in dining cars These tables are separated from Others in the cars by partitions or curtains Henderson however pressed his fight against any seg regation He is now a director of the American counsel of human rights Social Christians in Belgian Victory Brussels Belgium The Social Christian party victorious in Sundays parliamentary elec tions embarked Monday on a pro gram to bring exiled King Leopold III back to the throne Enthusias tic party leaders predicted this will be accomplished by July 1 but leaders of the antiLeopold opposition were not so sure Vote Volume Mixed in Iowa Primary Heavier Balloting Seen in Davenport Many Others Light By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines Reports from the polls indicated that in some places voting was running heavier and in other places lighter in Mondays Iowa primary election than in the 1948 primary Skies were practically clear and the temperatures were mild throughout the state In some places election workers predicted the vote would pick up Monday evening when farmers and other workers got to the polls Others said the good weather might mean farmers would work late and pass up voting Davenport Muscatine and Sioux City reported morning vot ing up from 2 years ago In Sioux City some observers predicted this would be the largest offyear primary vote in 10 years Moder ately heavy voting was indicated in Ottumwa and Estherville In Dubuque the vote was de scribed as light to medium and in MarshaUtown voting was light during the early hours but picked up around noon Voting was lighter by compari son with 1948 figures in Iowa City Charles City Council Bluffs Creston Fort Dodge Waterloo Clinton and Des Moines In Des Moines only 1 of 14 precincts checked reported voting heavier this morning than in 1948 Early estimates that up to 500 000 persons would vote were scaled down by some political leaders who said the nice weather would mean a light vote in areas where the farmers could work in the fields The late spring has put them back in their chores Three state races in the main and some hot county contests were expected to be the chief lures for getting the voter into the polling booth It has been an unusually quiet campaign The top attractions The 6man race for the democratic U S sen atorial nomination the democratic gubernatorial nomination and the republican attorney general race Acheson Asks for 2nd Year Arms Funds Washington UR Defense Secretary Louis Johnson said Monday that the United States will have to spend around 1 billion a year for 3 or 4 years to rearm the free world against communism He made that forecast to the senate foreigni relations and armed services committees in testifying for the administra tions proposed bill for the pd year of arms aid Washington UR Painting a grim picture of the soviet backed communist menace to the far east Secretary of State Dean Acheson Monday asked congress for for a 2nd year of arms aid Acheson testified before the house foreign affairs committee while Defense Secretary Louis Johnson also plugged for the ad ministrations request for free arms to free nations before the senates foreign relations and armed serv ices committees Acheson said the situation in the far east is complex dynamic and dangerous The success of communist forces in China Acheson said menaces the whole of this over populated turbulent area whose peoples are desperately seeking economic security and political freedom It is essential that we do what ever i within our power to aid these people in their quest 3 Billion Foreign Aid Bill Signed by Truman AP Wlrephoto HOLDS UP PINE TREE a tiny bag and a rattle as he stood in the middle of the tracks near Portland Maine little Robert Craig 22 months old and just 30 inches high stopped the Boston and Maine rail roads Pine Tree Limited Sunday night The long train was braked to a halt in time and another train following the limited was held up The blondehaired son of Mr and Mrs Charles Craig of Portland wasnt disturbed at the traffic jam he created and tells Portland police officers all about his experiences Atomic Lead Can Prevent War Defense Washington plan ners are sticking to the belief that Americas apparent lead in atomic weapons can prevent a 3rd world war If one does come they feel such a head start would play a major with the rest of the nations defense machine in achieving victory But in conversations with a re porter they made clear they do not think atomic superiority will make defense cheap or easy They believe that new tactical atomic usable against troops and their lines of the key to a defense setup which the west can achieve without spending be yond its means In a radio and television broad cast Sunday Gen J Lawton Col lins army chief of staff said that atomic weapons for use by the army most assuredly can be de veloped He declared the army is doing a great deal of work toward de veloping weapons that it can use with atomic materials And he added that it is by no means impossible to develop an artillery piece that will fire an atomic weapon or guided missiles which could carry an atomic war head The Associated Press has re ceived authoritative information that such weapons already have been developed Referring obviously to Russia but without mentioning that coun try by name Collins said We dont believe the enemy would have these weapons because there is a limit to his industrial capacity and his research and de velopment field We think that we can and are keeping ahead of him EARLY VOTING IN MASON is evidence that voters were in the booths at an early hour Monday casting their ballots in the primary election This picture was tak GlobeGazette photo en Monday morning at at the city hall 1st precinct 3rd ward voting place in Mason City EDWARD P DeGRAW Edward P DeGraw Dies at Old Red Mill Home at 82 Edward P DeGraw 82 route 4 died suddenly at his home at the old Red Mill northwest of Mason City early Sunday Funeral ser vices will be Wednesday at p m at the Bride Funeral home in Manly and at 2 p m at Wheel erwood church In charge of the services will be the Rev Carl F SchmidJ of Stanhope and the Rev C W Hicks of Mason City Buriai will be in the Manly cemetery Born in St Paul on Aug 10 1867 DeGraw came here as z youth He was married on May 12 1900 to Hannah E Holden and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last month They had made their home at the Red Mill now being dismantled and DeGraw had operated a feec grinding center there He wasactive in the Wheeler wood church and had served in various township offices He re tired in 1941 Survivors in addi tion to his wife are 2 children Mrs Grace E Gregory of Clear Lake and Edward of Rockford one sister Mrs Mabel Law of Exeter Calif 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild FOUND DEAD IN CAR Otlumwa If Robert Roen spiess 25 of Oskaloosa was found dead Sunday in his overturned car 6 miles northwest of Ottumwa Sheriff Everett Orman said that apparently no otherear was in volved in the accident SAME meant traffic dealk in S4 pMi Authorizes 5 Plqns for World Help By D HAROLD OLIVER Washington Tru man signed the for eign aid authorization bill Mon day calling it a major contribu tion to peace and freedom in tha world The measure was signed at a white house ceremony It author izes 5 programs of worldwide aid including funds for the 3rdyear operation of the European recov ery plan and a start on the point 4 proposal to develop backward areas Taken together Mr Truman said of the 5 programs they add up to a broad enlightened and typically American enterprise in the building of a safe and pros perous world Praises Technical Aid In his statement the president expressed special pleasure over the fund approved for technical aid under the point 4 program He said it is an important step toward strengthening freedom and defeating communist imperial ism and expressed hope that congress will soon pass a compan ion measure authorizing the gov ernment to encourage and support private investment in needy na tions The present act he said is a memorable step forward in our program for peace I am confident that the congress will follow through promptly by appropria ting the full measure of funds nec essary to carry put the proiframs authorized in this act Mr Truman said the act is a tribute to the wisdom and vigor of the forwardlooking members of the congress of both political parties of both houses and par ticularly to the hard work of the responsible congressional commit tees EGA Gets Most The measures biggest author ization is carry ing on the Marshall plan in Eur ope for a 3rd year Other pro grams 1 Aid to the free peoples of Ko rea southeast Asia and munist Of this total is provided for theRepublic of Korea 2 Technical assistance to un derdeveloped 3 Relief and public works for Arab refugees from Palestine 4 Continuing support for the United Nations programs for child l234Votes in Mason City to p m Mason City voters had cast 1 234 votes by oclock Monday afternoon as compared with 788 in the primary election 2 years ago and 1191 in 1946 according to a survey by the GlobeGazette staff Polls close at 8 p m through out the state and no results are available until after that time Voting was expected to be very light in the rural areas Monday during the day since the good weather would permit farmers to stay in the fields until evening Only county contest expected to draw particular interest was the one for the republican nomination for sheriff a 2way race between R R Buck Buchanan and Os car L Jewell both of Mason City There was no opposition for oth er county officers on either the republican or democratic tickets Voting places and the total vote to m by precincts are as follows t 1946 1948 1950 1st prec 1st ward school adm bldg 155 92 120 2nd prec 1st ward waterworks 101 73 130 1st prec 2nd ward courthouse 281 178 277 2nd prec 2nd ward McKinley school 106 94 102 1st prec 3rd ward city hall base 185 149 314 2nd prec 3rd ward Roosevelt el em 113 57 56 1st prec 4th ward S R garage 180 115 203 2nd prec 4th ward Madison school 70 29 32 Grinnell Votes Science Building The board of trustees of Grin nell college voted Monday fore noon to build a million dollar science building and ground was Moken during the afternoon for the structure according to word received from Dr George M Cnabb Mason City a trustee The building is to house chemistry hysics and biology t is to be ready for occupancy by September 1951 T V ;