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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and Untied Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 14 1949 Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection 811 73 Bands Perform in Parade at Festival Iowa High Court Okays Vets Bonus 1st Checks to Be Held for Possible Rehearing Motion Des Moiiies supreme court cleared the way Tuesday for payment of a state bonus to Iowas World war II veterans The tribunal upheld legality of the plan set up by the 1949 legis lature to finance the project This calls for use of of the states cash funds and a later issue of bonds to meet the payments The state bonus board has re ceived about 200000 applications from veterans and is prepared to start writing checks at once It has processed around 12000 of the applications for veterans who got their claims in early These applicants will get their checks first Written by Bliss The courts opinion was writ ten by Justice William L Bliss of Mason City After the decision was announced Attorney General Robert L Larson said he would advise the state bonus board to withhold issuance of the first checks until it was determined whether a motion for reconsider ation of the decision would be asked Attorney Harold Newcomb of Des Moines who filed a friendly test suit on behalf of G F Kriorr 73 Des Moines apartment house owner said he was not prepared to say whether he would seek a rehearing The suit had been brought int Polk county district court where the bonus payment procedure was upheld 2Count Decision The high courts decision up held both the bonus law which was enacted by the voters of Iowa at the November 1948 election and the procedure set up by the 1949 Iowa legislature for paying the bonus The law as approved by the At Least 10 Lose Lives in Texas Storm Dallas Tex and floods in and near Dallas county took at least 10 lives Tuesday One other person wasmissing Four drowned at Garland northeast of Dallas trapped by the swirling waters of Duck Creek Ten inches of rain fell at Garland In northwest Dallas county a Frisco freight train piled into a washout near Farmers Branch A boy drowned during a storm in Denton county North Texas Three teenage youths were killed at the outskirts of Fort Worth when their car and a Mis souri Pacific freight train collided in a blinding rain storm Strong winds hit Dallas Over night rains in the city was mea sured at inches At a m the U S weather bureau at Dal las issued a flood warning for the upper Trinity river which doused Fort Worth last month Transportation Strike Ended in Des Moines Dec Moines trans portation returned to normal here Tuesday but bus and streetcar employes who struck for 41 hours threatened to resume their walk out at any time The strike was interrupted late Monday when the men voted to go back to their jobs and await results of another attempt at get ting their demands The vote among members of the AFL Amalgamated Association of Streetcar and Motor Coach Opera tors followed a city council meet ing where a resolution was passed ordering an audit of the Des Moines Railway companys books by a cityapproved auditor The union demanded an audit to support its claims that the com pany could cut its 13cent fare and still raise wages 22 cents an hour The union however wanted itsown auditor to make the study Union Attorney Max Putman Propose 4 Power Body for Germany Council of Foreign Ministers Recesses After 1Hour Talk Paris western powers proposed to Russia Tuesday the formation of a 4power commis sion for Germany with strictly defined functions of supervision The council session recessed abruptly after the proposal was made an hour after the meeting started Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky and his dele gation left the pink marble pal ace and the western delegations stayed on But vestern officials said it was no walkout They said the days proceedings had been extremelygood humored The ministers are reported near ing the end of their meetings here Tuesdays meeting was a restric ted is secret The departure of Vishinsky aft er and hour may have been be cause he wanted to prepare an answer for the west to their pro posals on formation of the 4 power commission comprising the 3 western high commissioners for Germany and the soviet zonal military governor The function of the agency the western officials said would be to consult on economic matters which are of common concern to encourage trade and commerce in Germany to speed the movement of goods between Berlin and the various zones and to settle speci fic quarrels as they arise THOUSANDS WATCH picture was taken looking north on Federal as thousands watched the festival parade Tuesday In foreground is Nora Springs band fol GlobeGazette Photo lowed by the Business and Professional Womens beautiful float depicting peace among the nations voters called for underwriting the Isaid the workers were more dis i J ji IWIfVl tVl o njiioi entire cost of the mated at a property tax levy for 20 years The legislature decided in view of the states large cash surplus to take from this source to meet the major portion of the bonus cost gusted with the councils decision than if the audit had been denied altogether Mayor Heck Ross said statutes provide that the city should be the one to choose the auditor and that the council felt it would be aban doning powers delegated to it if it Moorhead Says Probe of AEC Part of Campaign DCS Moines 1950 cam paign plans of Senator Bourke Hickenlooper RIa seem to be taking shape with an investiga tion of the United States atomic energy commission a democratic publicity man said Tuesday Frank G Moorhead democratic state central publicity chiefsaid that the senators attack on David Lilienthal chairman of the atomic energy commission shows that he is mindful the republican primary is less than a year distant The senator is attempting to get Lilienthal fired jn disgrace to the exclusion of practically everything else Moorhead said GROWS POMATOES Terre Haute Ind J Corbin said Tuesday he guessed he was growing pomatoes in his garden He said he had 3 plants with potatoes on their roots and tomatoes on the vines Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool Tuesday night High Wednes day near 74 Low Tuesday 53 Clearing and cool Wednesday Iowa Showers east and south portions Tuesday night A few scattered showers and slightly warmer Wednesday Low Tues day night 65 except 5560 northwest and northcentral Iowa 5Day Outlook Tempera tures will average 3 to 5 de grees above normal highs averaging 82 to 88 and lows from 60 to 66 Cool through Thursday Turning warmer Friday Rather frequent show ers until Sunday Rainfall will average onehalf to one inch Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night with scattered light show ers east portion Wednesday partly cloudy and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum were to permit anyone else to name the auditor Oppenheimer Says He Once Was Red Washington Frank F Oppenheimer a former atomic scientist told house investigators Tuesday he once was a member of the communist party He said he belonged to the party for years but quit before he started helping to develop the atom bomb He added he had nev er attempted to conceal his party membership and thought the gov ernment knew of it Oppenheimer worked during the war at the radiation laboratory of the University of California in Berkeley He is a brother of Dr J Robert Oppenheimer wartime head of the atomic weapons lab oratory at Los Alamos N Mex and now chairman at the atomic energy commissions scientific ad visory committee Lewis Asks Coal Talks Pittsburgh L Lewis Tuesday exposed strategy appar ently intended to divide and con quer the coal industry in wage bargaining Meanwhile the coal poobahs appeared headed for a squabble of their own over a reported plan to name a czar for the industry Lewis tactics were indicated by his request Tuesday for northern and western and anthracite hard coal operators to meet with him on a new contract He already has undertaken contract conferences with southern operators and op erators of the U S Steel Corps captive mines bituminous pits wholly owned by steel The New York Times reported Lewis chief of the Independent United Mine Workers and a vast segment of the northern coal in dustry are in agreement on crea tion of a czar Southern operators are daad set against such a plan the Times added Roland Man Dies of Crash Injury Ames J Ritland 69 of Roland died at a hospital here early Tuesday of injuries suffer ed in a Sunday night auto acci dent in which his 63yearold wife was killed A car driven by Ritland collided with one driven by Richard T Jacpbson 18 of Story City The accident occurred at a crossroads on the HardinHamilton county line near Randall about 13 mile north of Ames Vote Not to End Berlin Rail Strike Berlin ff Western Berlin railway workers voted 6 to one Tuesday to continue their strike rather than to a communist threat of reprisals Only a majority was needed to assure continuation of the 24 day old strike which has become in effect a little blockade of Berlin The plan which was voted down was worked out by the United States and had the approval of the other 3 occupying Britain France and Russia The workers voted after soviet licensed newspapers renewed threats of reprisals against the strikers Democrats Vote to Support Administration Farm Plan Des Moines will stake their hopes for another midwestern farmbelt victory in 1950 on the Truman administrations new farm plan promising cheaper food and farmer prosperity A 16state democratic midwest Mon day to support the controversial program advanced by Sec retary of Agriculture Brannan and endorsed by President Truman DORSEYS IN WRECK Wahoo Nebr Lead er Tommy Dorsey and his wife escaped injury Monday when the bus in which they were riding was in collision with a station wagon near here Dorseys band has an Omaha engagement Tuesday night SAME Black flax means traffic death in past M Composed of state party offi cials the conference made this decision after hearing Brannan and other topranking administra tion leaders advance the proposal as a surefire measure for pre venting a new farm depression and as a victory vehicle in next years congressional elections This stand was taken in the face of sharp opposition to the plan by the powerful American Farm Bu reau federation This farm organ ization which has more members in the midwest area than any other farm group has endorsed the longrange Aiken RVt farm law passed by the republican 80th congress Farm belt democrats said they were willing to let farmers choose between the administrations so called Brannan plan and the Aiken law It was in the midwest that President Truman staged a sur prising victory in the presidential race last year Republicans have declared their intention to try to pull the tradi tionallyGOP farm vote back into the party fold next year We accept the challenge of the republican leadership said the conference resolution to make the farm programs offered by the 2 parties the major issue of the election campaign in the midwest In brief the Brannan plan would promise the farmers higher returns than the Aiken law Like wise it would permit somewhat lower consumer prices on surplus perishable products It would de pend more upon subsidies to sup port farm income than would the Aiken measure Raps Brannan Plan Des Moines State Chairman Whitney Gillil land said Tuesday that the pro posed Brannan farm program is a dreamy agricultural plan which repudiates the principle of flexible price supports Administration leaders gave midwestem farmers brushoff Monday at a brief questionandanswer session on the plan which concluded a public session of the democrat ic conference Gil lilland said Gillillands statement was in reference to a platform invita tion for farmers to submit ques tions in writing concerning the Brannan plan Three written queries were answered from the stage Democratic leaders said others submitting questions would receive replies by mail To Look Into Checks on AEC Workers Washington Mc Mahon DConn said Tuesday the senatehouse atomic commit tee will look into what checks the atomic energy commission makes on the loyalty of its workers McMahon told reporters that Senator Hickenlooper RIowa who has charged the AEC with incredible mismanagement has returned to the committee the files on about 20 workers He said he did not know whether that means Hickenlooper will not press his charges that the com mission permitted workers to con tinue on the payroll whose loyalty had been questioned in FBI re ports Hickenlooper has been dis satisfied with a committee decision that any such inquiry should be behind closed doors McMahon said that if Hicken looper decides not to press this phase of this case the committee will look into it anyhow 69 Queen Candidates in Review Sun Breaks Through Cloudy Sky for Big Days Opening Event By CARL WRIGHT Longest and most colorful of the many parades that have passed in review on Mason Citys streets set off the llth North Iowa Band festival program at 11 a mTues day with the precision of drum beat One hour and 40 minutes later the last member of the Cedar Rapids Girls Moose Drum and Bugle corps had passed by with a flourish that spelled this as the most successful parade of all fes tivals More than 3600 snappy band members of assorted sizes 69 gor geous queens high stepping drum majors and baton twirlers by the score some 25 floats almost be yond description and 73 bands with many innovations in parade formations made up this extrava ganza of musical talent that has made North Iowa famous Federal Avenue Jammed Is it any wonder that Federal avenue was literally packed with spectators with windows fire escapes roof tops balconjesand park trees alive with people at tempting to get a view of this an nual parade the like of which is still to be duplicated For the llth time in succession also the sun shone on the North Iowa band festival parade and the glittering uniforms of gold and crimson the glistening gloecken spiels the flashing batons was enough to dazzle the eyes The beat of drums was every where One band had no sooner passed in review until the martial music of another was crowding it out ofHime and mind Queens Wave Smile Preceding each band the queen of its choice and the hope 10 Greek Guerrillas Sentenced to Death Athens communists have been sentenced to death by a military tribunal at Tripolis for participating in guerrilla activities in the Peloponnesus Among the 10 was Takis Mou lopoulos representative of the communist guerrilla government in the area with the rank of cab inet member Three of those sen tenced were women 75 60 64 01 FESTIVAL the 69 aspirants for the title B1 of Miss North Iowa at the band festival pose for a picture 59 I just before entering the parade Shown with them and seated in the center front those without name bands are the queens making up the royal court at the days festivi ties In the center is the reigning queen Miss Shirley Eyler Olobedarette of Clarion elected in 1948 At her right is the 1947 queen Miss Elaine Broessel of at her left is the 1946 queen Miss Marilyn Fowler Greene See story on page of etichcpmmunity f of Miss North Iowa As the huge parade woUnd its Way down Grand Finale Roosevelt Field p m Football field opens 6 p m Grand entry of bands 7 p m Entry of twirlers p m Introduction of queen candidates and naming of new queen p m Long live the king p m Ted Otis champion twirler p m Massed band num bers eral and the cheers came in waves as first one then another held sway for a few moments with a wave and a smile Picture hats and summery gowns blondes brunets redheads they were all there perched atop the pride of North Iowa teen agers Somewhere in that long long line was MissNorth Iowa and every bystander along the street some with newspapers in hand with their favorites pic ture marked knew or thought he knew who that winner would be Otis Twirls Batons A police escort headed the pa rade with the color guard and Ted Otis champion of the batons going into his act with ease of a master Mason Citys high school band traditionally without a queen since Mason Cityis the host city to this North Iowa festival set the pace of the parade Reversing the alphabetical or der of entries Miss Winnebago Delores Frank headed the queens with the Winnebago high school band directly behind her Miss West Bend followed and then the Junior Chambers float carrying queens of former years and last years reigning queen who still had herdayupon the throne Tuesday night she was to yield to a new queen It might beMiss Wellsburg who followed the float at it might be the last queen in the parade At any rate each queen received a hearty response as she passed in review Sportsmans Float Following the Rotary float were the Wellsburg Wells and Waukon aggregations all snappy from cap to toe The golden Hojn of the Lions club followed with Ven turas snappy junior twirlers and drummers bringing the early part of the parade to a climax with the float The TriumphMonterey high school band and their queen Miss TriMont made an outstanding appearance with 6 snappy twirlers and a band ptclaw W A Storen in their car and the Iowa Wild float bring ing the Cov ered Wagonr8f 49 Y Tceru float St Ansgar Ruthven and Rudd with a good looking aggregation headed the Exchange pure ;