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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I6WANS NEIGHBORS VOU LVI Associated Frew and United Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One NOT TALL ENOUGHEarle S Raun left Iowa State college extension entomologist and Harry Sondergaard the 2 holding the corn and yardstick reported the longest leaf was only 32 inches extended Raun told North Corn Borer ring to GlobeGazette photo Iowa extension personnel and others at a corn borer con trol session on the Sondergaard farm that spraying should not be done until corn measures 35 inches extended leaf Spraying to control corn borers be going full tiltin North Iowa next week according to Earle S Raun Iowa State college extension entomologist Raun spoke 50 North iowans at a corn borer control field day foriarm leadersfrom 12 counties atrthe Harry Sondergaard turkey farm here Wednesday Extension personhell vocational agriculture instructors v soil conservationists and IGI training instructors at tendeji from Humboldt Kossuth Winnebago H a n c o c k Butler Worth Franklin Floyd Howard counties Cerro Gordo Mitchell and The will be conducting ila training sessions for farm ers ihi their bwnVcbunties during be Satdf at 10 oclock at the Sbndergaard farm north of Mason County Extension Di rector Marion E Olson said there an actual spraying dem onstration When to Spray Haun gave the following instruc tions for making corn borer egg counts to decide when to spray Count fegg masses on one plant Ineach 6f 5 successive hills in 5 parts of the field Multiply by 4 the number of egg mases found on thej 25 will be the egg masses on 100 plants When masses are foundj on 100 plants on corn averaging 35 inches extended height treat byiising li pounds of actual DDTi per acre either as spray or dust If there are still 50 eggs masses per 100 plants about 7 or 10 days after the first application treat again with li pounds of DDT per acre High gallonage and high pres sure will give the best results Raun believes From 150 pounds up is considered high pressure and from 20 gallons up is high gal lonage he said Airplane Helps If treated in time a good air plane sprayer can do almost as well as low gallonage ground equipment the entomologist said He emphasized the importance of each larmer making a daily count of egg masses and getting the done on time There is only a 4 or 5 day period dur ing jvhich spraying in any one field is most effective he warned Spraying is a proposi he declared The 56 Iowa farmers who lef t cneck strips and reported to the college last year got bushels an acre more corn off the treated than the un treatecl corn at an average cost of an acre There are more borers this spring than last year warned Raurf so it will pay even better this year The University of Illinois re portsthai 70 per cent of Illinois farmers sprayed their corn last year and got an average of 8 bush els acre more corn than on un treated plots Raun said Iowa State college does not rec ommend light traps for borer moths he said in answer to a question For farmers who do not get their spraying done quite soon enough Raun recommended us ing at least 20 gallons to the acre with 1J pounds of wettable pow der high pressure directed downward into the whorl This will give some kill from rundown on worms that have started into the stalk he explained BURNS OVER GIRL FRIEND Jeraey CltyOSr J grand Jury todsiy indicted Edward Fiet eher 34 a charge of arson Po lice said became annoyed at Kb girl friend and tried to burn down hers house Emotionally Upset After Suidde Attempt Judy Cant Explain Why She Tried It Flying Disc Spotted by 3 Air Force Men Oakland Cal Oakland Tribune said a disc shaped ob ject roaring at an estimated speed of 1000 to 1500 miles an hour made 5 passes near Hamilton air force base early Wednesday The newspaper quoted 3 air force noncbmmissioned officers whosaid saucer shooting blue flame and with a roar like near a beacon just north of the field Hamilton field is 25 miles north p San Francisco Corp Roger G Pryor a control tower operator said he saw a blue flame shooting out as the saucer flashed by from the southwest and headed northeast I thought it was a falling star the Tribune quoted Pryor But it didnt fall It just kept on going Pryor said the first pass was at a mJ and the object traveled so fast hecpuldnt see the subse quent approaches The Tribune said Pfyors obser vation was verified by Staff Sgt Ellis Loqmer another control tower operator arid Staff Sgt Virgil Cappuro member of the airways communications staff They said the saucer returned from the northwest and made an other pass north of the field then later made 3 more approaches In Washington air force head quarters said it had received no information about the incident and planned no action because it is purely a local matter A spokesman said that if the base commander feels the incident to be of sufficient importance he will notify headquarters Informal suggestions there were that the Hamilton field observers may have seen a jet plane search ing for its base Oliver Plant Lays Off 300 City Approximately 100 additional workers will be laid off by Saturdayat the Oliver corporation plant here when the plant closes down for jthe in ventory and vacation period ac cording to George W Bird plant manager Up to last weekend Bird said 200 had been laid off and with this weeks layoff the total number of workers laid off would be 300 This willbe a 20 per cent reduction in employment Bird Said The original plan was to make a 30 per cent reduc tion in production and employ ment but in order to prevent further layoffs past the 300 mark we now plan to reduce the vork week to either a 4J day or 4 days one week and 5 days the next week This will effect the required reduction in production and at the same time will prevent the layoff of approximately 150 more people past the 300 mark It is hoped that by reducing the work week as outlined the force qan be kept steadily at work without any further reduction and resumption of the regular 5day schedule should start early in the fall Bird said At the time the cut was an nounced Bird said approximately 500 employes probably would be affected by the layoffs All de partments were to be affected Bird said at that time The reduc tion was attributed to reduced de mands for tractors which the plant manager said was general throughout the country By VIRGINIA MacPHERSON Hollywood sent word Wednesday that she will be ready in a day or 2 to tell why she tried to kill herself by hacking at her throat with a jagged piece of glass Shes in a state of emotional hysteria now her agent Carleton Alsop said She couldnt explain why she did it if she wanted to But in a day or 2 shell be ready to talk Judys the bouncy Shell snap out of this in a But friends and officials at MetroGoldwynMayer feared that the doeeyed stars emotional and physical illsmight be too deep seated to be overcome quickly Worried over her career Miss Garland dashed into 3 bathroom Monday broke a glass and tried to slash her throat Just Scratches Dr Francis Ballard denied that the star had tried to take her own life He said the injuries to her throat were only scratches He insisted in a report to Hollywood police that Miss Gar lands act was intended more to attract attention than to inflict bodily harm upon herself His re port to police was listed as a mis cellaneous injury case and of ficials said they planned no in vestigation However Ballard admitted that hed been treating Miss Garland for several months during which time she has suffered several emo tional reactions Marriage Failed The 27yearold singing star be gan a brilliant career 15 years ago in a short She was at her peak in 1944 when her 3year marriage to Composer Dave Rose fizzled out After thather pals said she was emotionally keyed up all the time She lost weight until she became a gaunteyed shadow of nervous beauty illness began to slash into her career The laughing little girl of The Wizard of Oz started to flare up on the set i Temperament cost her 2 big parts In 1948 her role in Bark leys of Broadway went to Ginger Rogers and Judy went away for a rest In 1949 she snagged the lead in Annie Get Your Gun but clashed with MGM after the studio had spent on the epic L B Mayer cut off her salary and suspended her Judy went to a Boston clinic for extensive treatment She returned in 2 months rosycheeked and plump I feel wonderful she said and her newfound health carried her through the film Summer Stock without a flareup Gets New Part The studio promised her a years rest but asked her recently to play in Royal Weddujg when June Allyson discoverect xshe had a date with the stork and couldnt take the part Judy cancelled a European vacation to help out Last Saturday she was sup posed to come in for an hours rehearsal She didnt show The studio slapped her on suspension again Executives said they had wor ried about her health and state of mind for many years Milk Strike Settlement No Closer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Street cars clanged and bus horns honked again Wednesday in Los Angeles as striking workers returned to the throttle after a 5 day strike The big west coast citys million commuters and 200000 visiting Shriners had falen back on car pools and hired busses during the lack of public transportation But a bakers strike in 5 west coast cities continued and no set tlement had been announced in a Pittsburgh milk drivers strike New talks were foreseen as possible in the CIO American Newspaper guild strike against the big New York Evening Daily the World Telegram and Sun Up 5 Cents An Hour The AFL transit workers in Los Angelesgot a 5 cent an hour pay raise immediately in their strike settlement An additional 3 cents an hour will be granted after a year The bakery strike hit Los Angeles Portland Seattle Brem erton and Everett The bakeries affected in the 5 cities produce about 90 per cent of the bread in I the areas they serve The Pittsburgh milk drivers were still working on a proposal to present the operators which might end their wageandhours dispute The 9 day strike by editorial workers of the World Telegram and Sun continued after 2 parleys Tuesday A union spokesman said another meeting might be held Wednesday The dispute centers largely about wages and a con tract job security clause Electrical Workers Bargain The new CIO international un ion of electrical workers will take up talks again with the General Electric Co in New York next Tuesday The union recently won the right to bargain for 54000 GE workers in 49 plants In its first contract it seeks an unspecified wage increase as well as welfare and other gains for its members GE officers were to meet Wed nesday with the nJEs rival union the United Electri cal Radio and Machine Workers of America The union formerly represented nearly all GE work ers but now bargains for 37000 in 40 plants The independent was ousted from the CIO on grounds of communist sympathies SAME Black tltg raeani traffic IB It hour Rail Switchmen Vote to Strike Layoff Hits Rock Island C G W Roads Chicago The AFL Switchmens union announced Wednesday it will strike Sun day on 5 western and midwest ern railroads and the railroads said a nationwide strike by 2 other unions is imminent Railroad management said the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men the Order of Railway Con ductors and the switchmens un ion rejected a presidential boards recommendation tor a hour week and an 18 cents an hour increase for yard em ployes Chicago Switchmens Union of North America announced Wednesday it will strike 5 western and midwesteni railroads at 6 a m local time Sunday Arthur J Glover union piesi djent said 4000 members will leave their jobs on the Great NorthernChicago Great West ern Chicago Rock Island and Pa cific Denver and Rio Grande Western and Western Pacific lines Glover said the strike is being called to enforce demands for 48 hours pay for a 40hourweek Hears Shutdown Complete Daniel P Loomis chairman of the Association of Western Rail ways said he understood that some of the railways to be struck planned to close down completely Sunday He did nol identify these roads The union leader said most of American industry has operated on a 40hour work week for years More than 1000000 railroad workers have the 40hour week Switchmen dont Its about time they did The union served its demands on the railroads in September 1949 During the last 10 Glover said all provisions of the railway labor act have been com plied with Glover said his union has been legally free to strike since May 19 1950 The union claims a member ship of 25000 Lackawanna Settled One railroad the Delaware and Lackawanna already has negoti ated a new contract with the switchmens union calling for a 40hour work week with no less in takehome pay Glover said Because of their display of genuine collective bargaining of ficials of the Delaware and Lacka wanna have been called crazy by other industry officials It has been more than 30 years since the switchmens union has been on strike We are sorry if our strike cause inconveniences to the public but we are law abid ing citizens and our demands are legitimate Glover said Senate Shifts BigTime Gambling Crackdown to Chicago Midwest Area HT Suit Filed in Interest of Elwin Huntley Suit for was filed in district court here Wednesday by the administrators of the estate of Elwin C Huntley against Ray mond1 Millard owner and Henry F Scholl driver of the car which was involved in the collision with Huntleys when he was killed The administrators Edwin M Huntley and Mrs Virginia M Martin are the brother and sister of Elwin Huntley who was killed June 11 at an intersection 5 miles south and 1 mile east of Mason City The Huntley car was struck on the right side as it was travel ing eastward according to the pe tition The administrators claim Ohios Lausche Upsets Demo Unity Rally By ED EASTERLY Columbus Ohio h i 0 democrats were stunned Tuesday by a hint that their party leader Frank J vote for Republican Senator Rob ert A Taft Lausche in a shockingly frank statement didnt say he would but he didnt say he wouldnt He told newsmen in White Sul phur Springs W Va that my general disposition would be to vote for the democratic candidate for U S senator Joseph T Fer guson Then he added I will vote when I determine the issues for the candidate I be lieve will serve the nation best If I decide that candidate is Fer guson I will vote for him If I believe it is Taft I will vote for him I will not allow my party interest to overcome my interest in my country In the opinion of democratic party workers striving to elect all their candidates Lausches po sition amounted to sheer political heresy And for such words to come from their titular state leader who is asking them to give him a 3rd term as it was just unthinkable The Lausche statement dropped like a bomb on a conference of national and state democratic leaders in Columbus The meet ing was called for the express purpose of helping Ferguson beat Taft in the Nov 7 election When he recovered his balance Democratic National Chairman William M Boyle Jr commented Any official has the right to vote for any one he wants that Scholl was negligent In driv ing at an excessive rate of speed at the time of the accident The suit asks for loss of Huntleys car for interest on burial expenses for 33 years Huntleys life expectancy and for damage to his estate Huntley was unmarried and 34 years old at the time of his death according to the petition AP Wirephoto OLD AND NEW SHRINE HEADS Hubert M Poteat deputy imperial potentate of the shrine is con gratulated by Harold Lloyd former mavie comic as they reviewed the annual shrinesrs coliseum Tuesday Lloyd is the outgoing shrine head 1 and will be succeeded by Poteat a member of the Vake For est N Car temple Conference Agrees on 70 Air Grouos Washington authoriza tion for a hardhitting modern combat air force of 70 groups was agreed upon Wednesday by a sen atehouse conference committee The compromise appeared to be a victory for airminded house members who for several years have been demanding specific permanent authority for the 70 group air force Senators until this compromise had urged a more general power goal based upon 24000 serviceable aircraft or 225000 air frame tons An airframe ton is the weight of the plane not including such things as engine landing gears guns and special equipment The senators argued that a group could mean anything as new planes are developed and strategy and size of air units changed But house members won their battle for use of the term 70 United States air force groups The compromise now goes to the house and then the senate for ex pected approval Actual size of the air force of course will depend upon the num ber of billions of dollars that con gress provides in the future for aircraft equipment and man power North Iowa Girls in Political Race Grinnell Hawks 16 Creston assumed duties as mayor at the 5th annual Hawkeye State Wednesday on the college campus Loretta was sworn in as mayor Tuesday night by Mayor M F Zimmerman of Grinnell after her election on the nationalist party ticket She defeated Wilma Wal ers Charles City the federalist candidate Two contests wound up in tie votes and will be settled at a city convention giving the 240 girls another taste of politics Ardis Smith Ireton and Gloria Rayner West Union tied in the race for city treasurer and Betty hurley Rockwell tied with Bar bara Ray Orient for a council seat Successful candidates for the council were Pat Cline Center ville Betty Williams Exira Pat Caldwell Iowa City and Jo Ann Mills Webb MacArthur Meets Dulles on Peace Terms By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo Foster Dulles flew into Japan Wednesday to discuss peace terms and general Asiatic economic and political problems with General MacAr thur As he arrived US Defense Sec retary Louis Johnson concerned more with the other alternative to and toured the once mighty Japanese naval base at Yokosuka Dulles republican special ad viser to the state department said upon his arrival from Korea I am here because the United States government has some posi tive ideas it wants to carry out He added after being greeted at the airport by General MacAr thur Mrs MacArthur and Wil liam J Sebald acting U S po litical adviser for Japan that he will consider all phases of the peace issue Dulles said he Secretary John son Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and General MacArthur all are work ing in a cooperative spirit and we will look for results Saturday when stopped off in Tokyo enroute to Seoul Dulles said his mission was to deter mine if it is wise at this time to proceed with a peace treaty or other arrangements to consolidate further the peace A separate peace treaty with Japan excluding Russia and red China is being urged by many Japanese and some allied sources Gillette on Edge About Coffee Washington Gil lette DIowa said Wednesday he js willing to be the sacrificial goat if someone must be blamed for a sharplyworded senate re port on investigation of soaring coffee prices Senator Ellender act ng chairman of the agriculture committee indicted that his group would do some editing and toning down of the Gillette subgroups report which raised a storm of srotests by Latin American dip omats and the U S state depart ment All we did Gillette told a reporter was try to find out why he consumers and housewives lad about added to heir annual coffee bills by in creases over a few months r Windy City Named Drug Ring Center Washington JF The senate crime investigating committee is preparing to bear down on big time gambling and crime in Chi cago and the midwest A committee source told re porters the senate inquiry will shift to the Chicago area early next month with both public and secrethearings in Chicago and Washington Virgil Petersen director of the Chicago crime commission is ten tatively booked as the first wit ness Petersen has made as long time study of national crime and much of the information he has assembled is in the hands of the committee 3 Operations Chicago has been named by federal officials as a center of narcotics and counterfeiting rings and gambling operations Before the hearings are ended the investigation may spread but into Indiana and the surrounding territory Paul Cyr republican candidate for representative in the first In diana district has turned over to the committee information which he says exposes crime conditions in Lake county Indiana Cyr has said he intends to use the material in his campaign for office Chicagos racketeers hpwever are expected to be the niaintar get of the senate investigators Secret Service Chief U E Baughman has reported to con gressythaliiicounterfeifing is at a is one or the pperatzng centers of a gang turning out bogus money atf the rate of a month 800 Involved H J Anslinger chief of the U S narcotics bureau has pointed to Chicago as one of the biggest centers in the illicit narcotics traffic And he has given senate investigators the names of 800 persons who he says are in volved in a crime and narcotics ring Chicago also is the operating headquarters for the continental press service whicha senate com m e r c e committee report has named as the chief source of race news used by the nations book ies Thursday the committee will receive testimony from federal communications commission chair man Wayne Coy on the use of telephones and telegraph in crim inal activities The committee headed by Sen ator Kefauver is stu dying the need for new legisla tion designed to cripple bigtune gambling and crime operations which spread over state lines HUGE PLANT DEDICATED Sunbury Pa The worlds largest anthracitefired power plant was formally dedicated by the Pennsylvania Power and Light company Wednesday at Shamokin dam on the Susquehan na river near here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Thursday Low Wednesday night 54 High Thursday 85 Iowa Mostly fair and warmer Wednesday night and Thurs day South to southwest winds 1520 M P H Thursday Mod erate humidity Low Wednesday night 55 to 60 northeast 76 southwest High Thursday 85 north 85 to 90 south Further outlook Scattered thundershow ers and warm Thursday night and Friday Temperatures Fri day will range from morning lows of 65 to 70 to afternoon highs of 88 to 92 Mostly fair and cooler Saturday Minnesota Not so cool north por tion Wednesday night Warmer south portion Thursday Low Wednesday night 45 northeast 60 southwest High Thursday 70 northeast 8590 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 52 72 45 94 68 ;