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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease wires Five Cents Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Our War From the Mind of Man MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 19 1950 morning not long ago I came down to my desk and opened my mail to a couple in teresting pieces of reading One was a letter from a United States senator the other was an article in the U S News World Re port They dealt with the same subject The article in the government affairs one most valuable publication that reaches my desk up with this arresting observation Underneath the surface tide of opinion is running against America in Europe and Asia Re sistance to U S ideas is growing Irritation with U S power and behavior is mounting U S pop ularity overseas is fading From a Senator Friend And now for the first paragraph In the letter from South Dakotas Karl E Mundt whose acquaint ance I made 5 years ago in Lon don Knowing of your interest in the Voice of America program which interest you manifested back as far as those difficult days when I was first trying to get the house of representatives to accept this idea and to enact permanent legis lation establishing a comprehen sive information service for Amer ica I thought you might be inter ested in the inclosed text of a speech which I am to deliver on the floor of the U S Senate Mon day That speech of very great length was titled The Vision of America The first part of it devoted to a report on the past operations of the U S office of in formation and educational ex change established under the so called SmithMundt bill He Has a New Plan The last it had been specially marked by the sen i was given over to a proposal which Senator Mundt thinks will go a long way toward altering the condition referred to in that para graph Ive already quoted from the IT S News World Report This formal presentation of his proposal to the senate follows a series of private v con ducted by Senator Mundt and an extensive study touching on the effectiveness of the new tech niques of television in the strug gle for the mind of man through out the world It would sound a bit too vision ary if I didnt know Karl Mundt Knowing him I am prepared to resolve my doubts his way on de batable questions I hope that his proposal now before the senate receives a fair hearing Its a Candid Report In his report on the Voice of America operations Senator Mundt refers to both its achieve ments and to its failures But its achievements he is convinced overbalance its failures He is conscious however that in its present form it isnt isnt going to ade quate to the assignment placed upon it The budget for prosecuting the cold ideological war against the enslavement of mankind and for the protection of our Ameri can way of life to use Senator Mundts words was authorized at million This amount is strangely small in contrast to the billion our government is spending through EGA and other agencies This is mentioned not in criti cism of the larger amounts for the other agencies but to suggest that for the relatively smaller sum we have certainly had commensurate dividends at least Has Sizable Staff Atlast report on the whole pro gram covered by the SmithMundt act dated April 1950 there were shown to be 586 Americans in the informational and educational ex change activities now operating in 103 posts in 84foreign countries At home there are 2185 persons on the payroll The radio broadcasts known as Voice of America is the aspect of the program best known to the public but there are other import ant though less spectacular fea tures Among these are library services films press releases pamphlets visual exhibits to men tion only a few Along with these are the stu dent and teacher exchange setup and the interchange of newspaper people clergymen cultural lead ers and others effective in the molding of public opinion It is a rather broad and comprehensive program Inadequacy Admitted Senator Mundt dipped into the last report of the agency to con gress for these questions and an swers Q Is this program important A Yes more than the commis sion thought when we began our Wk Q Is it effective Yes as far as it goes Q Is it adequate No Commenting on this Senator Mundt said this I agree that the total of techniques presently iised by the information service is substantially inadequate ON PAGE 2 This Paper Consists Two One No 216 OFFICIATE AT INSTALLATION Pictured above are prominent clergymen who participated in the ceremony that installed the Rev V T Jordahl Mason City as pres ident of the Iowa district of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Trinity church Sunday afternoon with Doctor J A Aasgaard Minneapolis president of the Evangelical Lutheran church officiating From left are The Rev O J H Preus Decorah president emeritus Luther college Iowa School Revamp Issue Sharpened By ROBERT HOGAN Iowa Daily Press Writer Des Moines Wil liam S Beardsley selected the convention atmosphere of the Iowa County Officers association to un limber a good solid punt on one probable campaign issue this fall reorganization By taking the initiative on a subject that was apparently a pokerhot issue in at least one primary election contest the chief executive accomplished a 3fold purpose First he beat the opposition to the draw by taking the edge off an issue that is expected to be tossed around in the campaign for the November election Secondly he clarified an oft forgotten point that school district reorganization cannot be forced upon a community against the will of the majority Third his talk indicated that the state administration is not committed to a program of oppo sition to school reorganization The governor told county offi cers of the state last weekend that there is no foundation for the fear that has arisen that local dis tricts will lose control of their schools Campaign Platform Primary election results found the republicans with a candi date for lieutenantgovernor who had publicly announced his oppo sition to the state school reorgan ization law and a candidate for public instruction who favored the plan W H Nicholas of Mason City unexpected winner in the 3man race for the GOP nomination for lieutenantgoveinor opposed the law as unworkable Since the election Nicholas has said that he is not opposed to school district reorganization but is opposed to the present law which is unworkable and should be amended Iowa Law The Iowa law declares that it is the policy of the state to en courage by granting state aid the reorganization of school districts into such units as are necessary economical and efficient and which will insure an equal oppor tunity to all the children of the state It provides that detailed studies and surveys be made in each county to promote reorganization where economies can be effected and higher educational standards attained The law also states that where a county board has approved re organization plans the matter must be submitted to the qualified elec tors In such an election if a major ity of the votes cast in each af fected district are favorable re organization shall be adopted However the law also provides that when 5 districts or portions thereof are involved and 80 per cent of the affected districts or portions vote in 1svor of the plan be adopted by those vot ing approval with districts voting adversely to be omitted from the newly formed district Two reorganization elections have been held so far under the law The issue was defeated in both instances BUSSEY MAN KILLED Ottumwa Kenneth Lee McCombs 29 of Bussey was killed early Sunday on the out skirts of Ottumwa when the car he was driving overturned in a 25 foot ditch His wife Harriette and Earl Magee 20 of Bussey and Howard Shaw 22 of Hamil ton passengers in the car were not injured V MacArthur Tells of U S Asian Position By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo General MacAr thur Monday outlined Americas defense position in redmenaced Asia for Defense Secretary John son and General Bradley He re portedly called it serious but not hopeless The commander of United States forces in the far east it was un derstood also urged prompt American materiel assistance to Formosa laststand bastion of the Chinese nationalists and for southeast Asia Military aspects of a Japanese peace treaty also were believed under discussion in the 3hour conference with the secretary and the chairman of the U S joint chiefs of staff This would involve the vital matter of American bases in Japan The talks here are expected to lay the foundation for decisions in Washington on far eastern pol icy One informed Japanese source said the JohnsonBradley visit is being watched with the greatest anticipation ever placed on any mission from the United States Efforts are being increased to reach agreement among Japanese political leaders on the question of future American bases Prime Minister Shigero Yoshida hopes to get all nists support a peace treaty with the western powers and continued American use of bases here Harry Paine Held by Hollywood Police Hollywood Cal Harry vClifton Paine Jr 27 identified by police as an escaped patient from Iowa state hospital at Clarinda Iowa is held on suspicion of grand theft Monday Officers H C Meredith and Pete Bishonder said they spotted Paine Sunday driving a car re ported stolen Arrested he was taken to a hospital for treatment of a bullet wound in the left heel which police said he received in escaping from Iowa state author ities June 8 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and warmer Tuesday Low Monday night 55 High Tuesday 75 to 78 Iowa Fair west cleaving east Monday night Low Monday night 45 to 55 Partly cloudy with west to northwest winds 1520 MPH Tuesday High Tuesday 70 to 75 Further out look Clear Tuesday night with low 45 to 55 Partly cloudy to cloudy with somewhat higher temperatures Wednesday and Thursday Minnesota Mostly cloudy north and fair south portion Monday night and Tuesday Local show ers northeast and extreme north Monday night Cooler extreme north Monday night and in north portion Tuesday Low Monday night near 45 except 38 extreme north High 5560 north 6570 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 54 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 55 GlobeGazette photo and former president of the eastern district of the E L C Doctor N Astrup Larsen Decorah retiring district pres ident Pastor Jordahl Doctor Aasgaard the Rev L N Field Great Falls Mont president of the Rocky Moun tain district of the E L C and the Rev Theo Fritschel New Hampton vice president of the Iowa district of the American Lutheran church Takes High Office in Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mason City Rite YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 84 63 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 64 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 48 Precipitation 234 The Rev Verner Trygve Jor dahl was installed as the president of the Iowa district of the Evan gelical Lutheran church at an im pressive ceremony at the Trinity Lutheran church Sunday after noon in which a number of lead ing clergymen participated The installation charge to the Mason City pastor who directs the work of 182 churches with a mem bership of 70000 was given by Doctor J A Aasgaard Minneapo lis president of the Evangelical Lutheran church Doctor Aasgaard gave a brief address and conducted the induction ceremony Installation of the new president focused attention on the fact that Mason City has been named head quarters for the district and that the president is a resident of this city and has his offices in the new Trinity church Not AH Administrative Speaking from in front of the altar Doctor Aasgaard told the new president that his duties were not merely administrative but in cluded the Masters charge of feeding My sheep Your authority he told Pastor Jordahl stems not from a statute book or from a set of rules but from the Word of God Pastor Jordahl in delivering his address asked the question What is the strategy of the church to be In answering the question and as his text he used the great commission of Jesus as recorded in Matthew All authority is given unto me in Heaven and in earth Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you And lo I am with you alway even unto the end of the world Sent Missionaries It was command that sent St Patrick to Ireland Boniface to Germany and missionaries to re mote parts of the world the new district head stated It would he said be the basis of his min istry as president of the Iowa dis trict for in these words of Jesus lie the salvation of the world Man Pastor Jovdahl added has endeavored to place his trust in himself He has made tremen dous progress in new discoveries This has led some to believe that man is continually getting bet ter Then comes the historian Toynbee to point out that most of the civilizations of the past have crumbled Mans trust in man has been shattered It has become evident that when man turns from God he be comes worse than a beast Only by Jesus supreme command of go ye and teach all nations can man be saved Assisting in the ceremony were Doctor N Astrup Larsen Decorah president emeritus of the Iowa district the Rev T P Solem Osage district vice president the Rev J W Ylvisaker Decorah president of Luther college the Rev L N Field Great Falls Mont president of the Rocky Mountain district of the E L C the Rev O J H Preus Decorah president emeritus of Luther col lege and former president of the eastern district of the E L C and the Rev Theo Fritschel New Hampton vice president of the Iowa district of the American Lutheran church The installation of the new dis trict president was part of all day program of high significance for the Evangelical Lutherans in Mason City Sunday The new Trinity church was formally dedi cated by Doctor Aasgaard in the morning In the f afternoon at 2 the dedication of Our Saviors Lutheran church was held Iowa in Dryout After 5 Inch Rains Hit State Des Moines was dry ing out and warming up Monday after a drenching chilly weekend that had residents thinking of football and coal supplies One person drowned homes were flooded and railroad tracks washed out in rains up to 5 inches that sent creeks and rivers out of their banks Lena Hellenthal a b 6 u t 67 drowned in Dolbe Creek about 12 miles north of Burlington the vic tim apparently of a Hash flood Her body was found Monday The watery weekend included more than 5 inches of rain in the Carroll area where rail traffic was halted by track washouts and 3 families had to be rescued from flooded homes as the middle Rac coon river went out of its banks The town of LeMars was clean ing up after a heavy early Sunday morning rain which brought an unofficial 5 inches of rain flood ing basements and streets in the business section The Little Sioux flooded a park at Correctionville The Chicago and North Western railroad tracks between Mapleton and Danbury were washed out Traffic was re routed Traffic was rerouted from Mar ion to Tama on the North Western Travel over the Great Western was halted entirely officials said Numerous washouts were re ported between Carroll and Vail on the North Western One hun dred extra section workers were brought in and they worked all night to restore the tracks Passengers on the City of Los Angeles streamliner marooned at Westside were taken to Omaha by bus Sunday May Make Amerasia Case Findings Public Soon McGrath Says Giant Mars Sets Record in NonStop San Diego Cal giant Caroline Mars ended a 2609mile flight from Hawaii Sunday with 144 men aboard Never before the navy said had so many been car ried so far nonstop in 1 aircraft A little later a sister flying boat Hawaii down on San Diego bay with 106 men She had taken off 2 hours and 5 minutes before the Caroline Sat urday flown 2400 miles to Ala meda Cal added 5000 pounds of cargo and then hopped on here In these 2 4engined craft which spread their wings 200 feet the navy had ferried an entire company of marine reservists in full combat kit from the islands for training exercises at nearby Camp Pendleton The lift made by the which has more powerful engines than the other Mars flying wasnt a world record for passen gers That was made by the Mar shall Mars last year She carried 308 on the short 450 mile hop from Alameda to San Diego 4 Nebrdskans Found Bludgeoned Father Unmarked Schuyler Nebr mother and 3 children were found beaten to death in their beds at a farm home 6 miles southeast of Leigh Near Monday The fathers body was found in a nearby abandoned well County Attorney Lloyd L L Pospischil of Colfax county said the mother and 3 children had been badly beaten about the heads with an ax or some other brutal instrument No weapon was found He identified the slaying vic tims Mrs Henry F Bahns 48 El don 20 Ardith 14 and Helen age 8 He said the body of Henry F Bahns the father bore no marks of injury Young N Y Demos Pick Jim Farley for Governorship New York Post master General James A Farley was picked by the affiliated young democrats of New York state Sun day as their choice for governor in the November election Farley declined comment but the York Times said it be lieved the move was made with his knowledge and at least with out his objection The endorsing group is not con nected with the official state party organization but was or ganized in 1932 with the approval of Farley then state chairman The democratic state committee has its own youth organization Erickson Pleads Guilty to All Gaming Counts New York ff Millionair gambler Frank Erickson pleade guilty Monday to charges of con spiracy and bookmaking Erickson admitted operator a nationwide bookmaking busi ness made the plea when he wa brought into special sessions cour for the opening of his trial The plea of guilty to all 6 counts against him was entered b his attorney Sol Gelb who tol Justice Nathan D Perlman The defendant wishes to with draw his plea of not guilty am plead guilty to the information The maximum penalty on eac count of the charge is a year i jail and a fine which make the bigtime gambler subject to possible sentence of 60 years i prison and in fines The information charged count of conspiracy and 59 count of bookmaking District Attorne Frank S Hogan said he would as the stiffest sentence for th gambler Justice Perlman set June 26 fo sentencing The plump balding defendan stood beside the defense table a his attorney entered the plea Erickson was continued in 000 bail After Gelb entered the plea th judge turned to Erickson an asked Does the defendant plead guilt to each of the 60 counts Yes Erickson replied His fingers pressed hard agains the table top but his face ap peared without emotion Bakery Strike on West Coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The milk famine in the nation capital was near an end Monda with settlement of the 8day strik milk drivers and dairy em ployes But there was only scant hopi for the end of a similar 10daj strike in western Pennsylvanu where deliveries have been vir tually shut off from 2300000 res identsin 7 counties of the Pitts burgh area A new strike occurred in the food industry Saturday night however with the walkout o wholesale bakery workers in Lo Angeles They left their jobs in support of a demand for a 35hou week The striking bakers maki about 90 per cent of the bread sole in southern California stores SAME Black flag means traffic death in pas Cl hour NEW AND RETIRING JCHEADSRichard W Kemler elected president of the U S Junior Chamber of Commerce is congratulated by Clifford Cooper Alhambra Cal retiring president at the jaycees national convention in Chicago Saturday Kemler is a 35yearold attorney who headed the Iowa Junior Cham ber m 1949 The Marshalltown attorney is the 3rd lowan to serve as president of the na tional organization V r McCarthy Rapped by Duff Warren Washington Presi dent Barkley Monday tartly re minded the senate that it is not a grand jury and said he doubted the propriety of any senate investigation of public officials that might result in an impeachment Washington Gen eral McGrath said Monday the justice department will decide soon whether to make public a full report on the 1945 Amerasia case as recommended by a federal grand jury McGraths comment to a report er came after a weekend bristling with new developments involving the charges of Senator McCarthy RWis that the state depart ment harbors communists and communist sympathizers A key part of those charges Mc Carthy has said concerns the 5 year old episodein which 6 per sons were arrested after the FBI had found hundreds of secret gov ernment documents in the offices of the nowdefunct magazine Amerasia These were the developments 1 Three more republicans joined those party members who have criticized McCarthys methods in attacking the state department The Earl Warren of California and James H Duff of Pennsylvania and Senator Bridges of had some criticism of the way democrats have handled the communistin government issue Roth the Key 2 An official transcript of tes timony taken by the senate com m i 11 e e investigating McCarthys charges showed that Amerasia de fendant Emmanuel S Larseh spoke of former Navy Lieut Andrew Roth as a real and the principal in the case Both men were among the 6 persons arrested in the case Lar sen and Amerasia Editor Philip Jaffe were fined r Roth and the other 3 never were brought to trial 3 McCarthy demanded that the senate inquiry group open its doors to the public when it takes testimony Thursday from state de partment Consular Official John S ServiceTsanother of the 6 accused in the Amerasia episode 5 years ago The committee plans to hear Service as it has other Amerasia witnesses behind closed doors 4 The state department accused McCarthy of deliberate distortion of the public record in saying that Dean secretary of helped create a red Polandby approving a loan to that country in 1946 Discuss the Vatican 5 Officials disclosed that Cardi nal Spellman had sought the meeting he had Friday with Dep uty Undersecretary of State John E to discuss U S representation at the Vatican Peurifoy denied speculation that he had initiated the meeting so he could ask the cardinal to call off McCarthy Attorney General McGrath dis cussed the grand jurys action with a reporter after returning from a trip to the west coast He said he had not had a chance to make a careful study of the jurys views regarding1 a justice department statement on the Amerasia case But I intend to discuss the matter with officials in the de partment at the first opportunity I McGrath said Then there will be adecision In congress Senator Knowland RCal said the justice depart ment would be well advised to follow the grand jurys suggestion for a statement on the case ac companied by a description of the government papers which figured in it Governors Warren and Duff ex pressed their criticism of McCar thys methods in interviews at the governors conference at White Sulphur Springs W Va Both ac cused McCarthy of failing to fur nish evidence supporting his charges Dislikes Blanket Charges I personally dont like to see blanket accusations made against groups of individuals or individ uals standing alone Warren said No good can come out of such charges unless there is the inten ion to prove such statements and tccusations in accordance with iur laws and democratic pro esses Gov Thomas Dewey of New York also at the conference said without elaboration that his reac ion to the McCarthy charges is mixed Bridges made known his dif erences with McCarthy on a tel ;