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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL E NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS List School Building Needs for Mason City Survey Unit Picks Site on MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 9 1950 N Federal Plan Buildings at Washington Wilson Madison Roosevelt Construction of a new Washing ton school at 10th N W and Wash ington to replace the present Mc Kmley Washington Monroe ele mentary and Lincoln schools was recommended unanimously Thurs day evening by the citizens cen tral survey committee on Mason PUbhc school buHding needs The committee agreed that the site from Federal to President court between 10th and 12th N W is the only feasible location for the newelementary school build ing essential to northern Mason City It includes 5 acres and any nearby location of near that size would be more expensive The decision is to be the first recommendation of the commit tee to the Mason City school board made during an 11hour session Thursday afternoon and evening During the session the committee also agreed on the need for buildings in the Roose velt Madison and Wilson areas Plan The committee reached prelim inary agreement on an overall long range plan to take care of building needs in the district within the foreseeable future Thursdays session followed a se ries of sessions over a period of 5 months by the central committee other sessions by hundreds of citizens w h o were members of subcommittees evaluating school buildings and planning the future school Recommendations to the school board to be presented in a com pleted report it was agreed should contain the following Washington new ex pansible type building to include immediately sufficient classrooms for each grade Such a building would be cheaper to build and op erate than several smaller units it was agreed Roosevelt elementary A new expansible type building near the Southeast corner of the present school property to contain imme diately 3 classrooms for each grade New Buildine Needed of the block immediately west of the present school and building on it an ex pansible unit to take care of the overload in the present school whig with facilities handicapped children of 2 classrooms above the gymnasium when needed to accommodate ad ditional pupils from State street south of an ex pansible type building farther west nearer the center of the at tendance area to relieve the over load in the present building and with a view to increasing the size of the new building as the attend ance requires The committee did not believe the present Wilson site would justify expansion of that building The buildings at Jefferson Grant Madison Garfield and Wil son the 2 junior highs and the high school which are to be re tained should be relighted modernized immediately for and Roosevelt junior high Con struction of a cafeteria vocal mu sic art and band rooms in a new wing freeing 5 classrooms in the present building Building Inadequate Monroe junior Construc tion of a cafeteria vocal music art band and physical training rooms in a new wing freeing 3 classrooms in the present building in addition to the rooms to be va cated by the elementary pupils Junior The junior col lege should be moved to the Roosevelt elementary building as soon as it is vacated That location would be temporary When a new high school is built the present t high school building would house the junior college adult education and administrative offices The committee was informed by its professional consultants from the University of Iowa and Uni versity of Illinois that the high school building is completely in adequate to carry on the kind of educational program that the peo ple of Mason City want for their children New sites Consideration by the board of buying new sites near 12th N W west of the Northwest ern railroad tracks and in the southeastern part of the city for elementary schools when needed and also of a tract of at least 80 acres for a new high school in the southeastern part of the city Would Property Old sites Abandonment and sale of the properties now occu pied by Lincoln Washington and McKinley elementary schools and tiut part of the block on which the CHAMPION TWIRLER COMINGBetty Lee Hogarth national champwm twirler will be one of the big attrac tions at the North Iowa Band Festival Tuesday leading the morning parade and presenting a special performance at the evening administration building and Old Central are located keeping the music hall heating plant and manual arts buildings Equipment and facilities should be included in all new elementary building and remodeling pro grams the committee agreed to conduct the following activities Music art science and crafts auditorium suitable for the educa tional program physical educa tionindoor and outdoor library nurse and health activities audio visual activities speech correction and special education and caf eteria New schools should include at least 1000 square feet in each classroom and elementary schools should be only 1 story whenever feasible Ideal class sizes should be Kindergarten minimum 13 average 20 maximum 25 1st through 15 aver age 25 maximum 30 4th through 17 average 28 maximum 33 To Prepare Report The only limitation in size of an elementary school the committee agreed should be the number of children the building can ade quately accommodate Objections to large buildings it was believed are largely overcome by economy of operation and by having only 1 story and hav ing direct access to the play grounds from the classrooms Doctor Dan Cooper arid his staff at the University of Iowa were authorized to begin preparation of a report to the school board of the recommendations of the survey committee A preliminary report is needed as soon as possible to prepare for an election this fall it was noted but it was empha sized that the survey is to be a continuing study The committee recognizes that the educational program and the buildings to contain it are the con cern of all the people in the com munity said Chairman L G Hawkins We also recognize the responsibility to consult with the people from time to time and to report to them concerning the progress of developing an ade quate educational program Election This Fall After the school board has had opportunity to study the recom mendations of the committee and to get estimates of cost the com mittee will initiate the petitions for an election this fall on the recommended building program Members of the committee at tending Thursdays meeting were Chairman Hawkins Harold G Griffith Mrs Nate Levinson w H Rees Leo Sweesy Louis Kip Teas B Rae per Tom Mrs Rob Roy Cerney Mrs E Smiley and Thor Jensen Also attending the meeting were Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser Henry Pendergraft director of elementary education Mrs Nona Finnegan secretary B L Main school secretary members pf the school board and Doctor Cooper Friendship Credited With Nicholas Win Des Moines H Nich olas Mason City turkey raiser Friday credited friendships for his winning the republican nomi nation for lieutenant governor Nicholas 57 a former legisla tor fooled the political guessers He was running against State Senator J Kendall Lynes of Plainfield and Richard V Leo of Dysart Nicholas had 3 explanations Friday as to why he thought he was nominated The reasons 1 He had more rainy weather friends than he ever dreamed he had who sent out 220000 per sonal letters for him 2 He found that the fact that the top of an organization is for the other fellow doesnt prevent you from getting the rank and file 3 He found that the rank and file and people generally are building up a resistance to in structions or advice from pres sure groups Pessimistic at First His friends decided to have a meeting at Mason City when he started to campaign this year for lieutenantgovernor Nicholas said I told them frankly that as things stood then I was licked I had figured on the nomination going to convention but a couple of fellows dropped out and there wasnt any chance of that I them I had just about spent the I was entitled to spend and couldnt spend any more Nicholas says he never knew until a few days ago that they sent out 220000 letters He added There were people in Eastern Star and in the Methodist church There were 75 persons from Clear Lake A man in Des Moines sent out 500 letters Two shoe shine boys and my barber and my minister did it Farm Bureau Member He is a member of the Farm Bureau He said he found many Farm Bureau members were on his side He attacked the school reorganization law as un workable and impractical and said he found that many local school authorities agreed with him Millard Cap Lawson a farm implement man in Mason City was his campaign manager and Helen Mitchell of Council Bluffs and Laura Lenz of Mason City were among active workers in his campaign he said I found out that there were a ot of people who dont want Hits Justice Handling qf Red Spy Case Washington Senator Knowland KCal demanded Friday that senate investigators looking into the 1945 Amerasia case subpoena the diary of the late Defense Secretary James Forrestal By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington demand for still another congressional inqui ry into the hotly disputed 1945 Amerasia case came Friday from Senator Capehart He blasted justice department hand ling of the wartime secret docu ments episode Capehart spoke out as 1 A senate foreign relations subcommittee already investigat ing the case summoned to a closed session a witness who con tends the episode constituted a threat to national security in time of war The witness is Arch bold Van Buren onetime secur ity officer of the old office of strategic services New York Jury at Work 2 A high official source in New York confirmed that a grand jury there is looking into the Amer asia case which involved alleged theft of hundreds of confidential government papers Senator Fer guson said Thursday he had been told a federal panel is studying the case 3 Reports circulated that Su preme Court Justice Tom Clark might be called to testify at the current senate inquiry Howev er a member of the investigation committee who asked not to be named said that in his discussion of the case with the group the idea of summoning Clark never Ilas given a moments thought Clark was head of the justice departments criminal di vision when the case broke 5 years ago ThU Paper of Two HOME EDITION injnr rh T SAC No 201 87 Bands to March in North Iowa Music Fest Implied Warning Is Given Russia By ERNEST B VACCARO Columbia Mo President Truman declared Friday that post Marshall Plan abandonment of aid to western Europe would astrous to In a world full of dangers he declared the United States must continue its contributions to free nations lest the communists move in He made it clear in an address prepared for graduation exer cises of the University of Missouri that he is convinced our vital national interest in a healthy world economy will not end when Marshall Plan aid stops in You hear a lot of talk these days to the effect that the world is full of dangers and that our civilization is heading straight for disaster the president asserted Of course tne world is full of world has always been full of dangers for people m every country and at every period of history But in spite of these dangers he said our civilization need not wind up in disaster It can go on to greater heights Those who are frightened and dis mayed do not have faith that men will use scientific advances good ends They see only for the dangers in the the op nnrtllnitine c portunities McCarthy Asks Acheson Firing Immediately Milwaukee Mc Carthy RWis loosed a bitter new blast at Secretary of State Dean Acheson Friday and de manded again that Acheson be fired immediately Referring to him as the red dean of fashion McCarthy de clared that Acheson had work ed on the team of world strategy to create a red China and a red Poland and should be removed from the high command of our foreign policy at once McCarthy spoke out in a speech prepared as the keynote address of the Wisconsin republican state convention pressure groups running things Nicholas said The thing that pleased him most about this upset he said was the wiping out of his defeat for reelection as state represen tative 2 years ago He carried his home county this time by a vote of 5 to 1 i S fff j f fy J 7 3 HER as queen of the North Iowa Band Festival Tuesdayunt 1 the new queen is chosen in the evening will be Miss LaDonna Glieden Luverne crowned at the 1949 festival In the parade she AvilJ rtde inthe queens float Hotel SAME Black liar traffic death ia Si hnvri I Harry Gold 2 Unknowns Indicted as Spies Washington Brooklyn grand jury Friday indicted Harry I Gold Philadelphia chemist and 2 unidentified persons on charges of atom spying against the United States The indictment was announced here by the justice department In addition to Gold the indict ment named John Doe alias John and Richard Roe alias Sam and asserted that the true and correct names of these persons were unknown to the jur ors 81 Girls to Compete for Queen Parade Tuesday at A M for 4000 Musicians All available facilities in Mason City are being mobilized for enter taining by far the largest gather ing of musical organizations queen candidates and visitors in its his tory at the 12th annual North Iowa Band Festival next Tuesday Eightyone girls each one chosen as the representative of her community will compete for the coveted role of queen of the festival Each of these girls accompanies her home town high school band In addition to these there will be a band from Welcome Minn and the junior drum and bugle corps from Decorah bringing the par ticipating musical organizations the outside to 83 4000 in Bands Also taking part in the festival will be 5 Mason City bands the municipal band the Mason City high school Monroe and Roose velt junior high schools and the Holy Family school band bring ing the total to 88 musical organ Festival Program Detailed program on Page 5 a m Band concerts start in Central park a m Parade of bands queens and floats for bandmas ters at Hotel Hwrford f i5 concert in Central park Queen Central park p Grand finale with coronation of queen at Koosevelt T an estimated total of instrumentalists All but the municipal band will march in the CHEROKEE WRITER DIES St Louis F Kurd 73 for 50 years a member of the St Louis PostDispatch news staff died at his home Thursday of can cer Hurd who covered many out standing news events and filed the first details of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 was born in Cher okee Iowa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Fri day night and Saturday Low Friday night 50 day 75 High Satur PARADE ROUTE along the same general route of previous festivals the parade at the North Iowa Band Festival next Tuesday will reverse directions starting southward on Delaware and going north on Federal as the above map shows The parade will start at a m as the bands leave the high school and Lincoln school build ings going east on State to be joined by floats and queens as shown The parade ends at the Hotel Hanford as the va rious units fall out as the column turns east on 3rd N E Iowa Sunny west clearing east Friday afternoon with high 70 to 80 Northwesterly winds 15 25 MPH Clear Friday night and low 45 northwest 55 south east Saturday sunny with 15 MPH northwesterly winds High Saturday in 70s Further out look Clear Saturday night with low 45 to 48 Sunday sunny and warmer with high near 80 5Day Iowa Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal highs near 82 60 Cooler Sunday of 87 ot the visiting bands has an aver age membership of 45 boys and girls 68 girls competed for the title of Miss North Iowa the high figure up to this time The festival program will follow the general pattern of other years with the parade a half hour earner a m instead of concerts throughout the day and the grand finale at the Roosevelt stadium at p m To Reign as Queen Reigning as queen of the festival throughout the day until the new queen is chosen will be Miss La uonna Glieden of Luverne select ed at the 1949 festival She will ride m the queens float in the pa rade be in the dith Willson Mason Citys famous native son and Mrs Willson who are to take part in the festival program throughout the day in cluding the bandmasters luncheon i the grand finale at which WiHson will conduct the coronation ceremonies and direct the municipal band in a group of his own numbers Special performers in the parade and at the final spectacle will be the Decorah junior drum and Normal lows near Saturday Warmer Methodists Choose Ottumwa for Meeting Shenandoah lowaDes Moines conference of the Meth odist church has chosen the First Methodist church at Ottumwa as the site of its 1951 annual meet ing At a social action banquet Thursday night Dr Charles F Boss Jr answered and criticized pink charges made against the church by some writers Turning cooler Monday and Tuesday Precipitation will average about J of an inch oc curring as showers over most of the state Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Fair and cooler south and central cloudy and slight ly cooler with light showers ex treme north Friday night Sat urday mostly fair cooler south east and a little warmer ex treme west Low Friday night 3642 High Saturday 6468 IN MASON CITY 73 55 Vinton marching band Champion Twirler Coming One of the special features of the days program will be the appearance of Betty Lee Hogarth Omaha national champion baton twirler She will have the special attention of hundreds of youthful twirlers and majorets in the pa rade and will give a special Per formance at the evening show The days the com plete program inside get under way as bands start ar riving from distances up to 195 miles which is the mileage for Moville Woodbury county band members and queen Band con o weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m r rid ay Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 53 In the parade at a m the queen candidates will ride in open cars at the head of their respec tive bands Floats entered by Ma son City organizations and sur rounding communities will add further color to a colorful spec tacle as the band members march m flashing uniforms playing shin ing instruments Parade Coarse Reverses The parade this year as the ac companying drawing shows will be along the same streets as in previous years but will go in the opposite direction The parade will form at First and Delaware S E and the bands coming fromthe high school the queens from the Hotel Hanford will join the procewion from ;