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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 4 6 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 13 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two One No One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Why the Goings Been So Slow IM QUITE SURE you arent go ing to be either shocked or Startled when I tell you why only about a fifth of the Hoover com missions recommendations for economy in federal government have been adopted up to this time Its so obvious that you and everybody else can see it The plain and simple fact is that the government agencies which would have to cutdown on their payroll and perform more efficiently just dont want to do it Jn their objections to a painful course of action theyre perform ing in an extremely human way Theyre pulling every known string theyre applying every known pressure theyre trying in every known way to make the Hoover commissions report look bad Latply I sat in an audience and heard the proponent of one great segment of bureaucracy present a sadly distorted story His method was to pick excerpts from the re port for ridicule laying the proposals against the overall background Toward Larger Integration Reference was made to the pro posed removal of certain functions from their present agency for transfer to another agency It was made to appear that the process was in the direction of confusion diffusion and dismemberment Actually of course the func tions would be transferred under thtf Hoover commissions program to an agency already engaged in the same type of work for other and larger segments of the nations population It would be in the di rection of a larger integration of government Somewherealong the line those who listened tothe biased and dis tortepystory told by this gentle mart are going to get the other side of the case And theyre go ing to begin wondering whether a person who thus misrepresents things is worthy of being accepted as a leader To offset the pressure tactics of those on the ground in Washing ton the taxpaying public is go ingto have to come into the con test with a solid front This can be best accomplished by affiliation with the citizens committee for the Hoover report Both Better and Cheaper Better government at a better price is the slogan of that group of citizens with headquarters ap propriately enough at 1421 Chest nut street Philadelphia not too far away from Independence hall Eight areas have been selected by this citizens organization as major goals during the present session of congress These include postoffice personnel agriculture accounting veterans commerce natural resources and medical services Perhaps by visiting for a time about the problem which presents itself in bringing about some long overdue changes in the postoffice department we can sense the need for action in the other areas WILLIAM R BOYD Boyd Longtime Official of Iowa Education Board Dies Cedar Rapids AP R Boyd 85 longtime fi nance chairman of the Iowa state board of education died at his home shortly after noon Monday following a long ill ness Mr Boyd is credited as the man largely responsible for the State University of Iowa college of medicine to its present position of eminence in that field His labors in behalf of higher in Iowa throughout Light Vote in School Election More than a fourth of the votes cast by 2 oclock Monday in the Mason City school election presumably were those of the 16 election judges and clerks Only 60 votes had been cast in the elec tion to choose 2 school board members and a treasurer At the same hour a year ago the vote totaled 94 in an election with no opposition The total vote was 223 Only 3 names appeared on tjje voting machines Monday They were those of Dr George M Crabb and Curtis Amen candi dates to succeed themselves for 3 year terms and Allan F Beck treasurer candidate to succeed himself for a 2 year term The 4 voting places will be open to 7 p m They are located as follows First administra tion building Second base ment Third hall b a s e ment Fourth R Chevrolet garage much of his life have been rec ognized nationally Mr Boyd was born at Lisbon Iowa May 19 1864 After serving as a high school principal at Me chanicsville from 188991 he be came editor of the Tipton Adver tiser and later became associate editor of the old Cedar Rapids Republican He shared editorial responsibilities with the late Cyrenus Cole later to become a representative in congress In 1909 he became the board of educations finance chairman a job he held continuously until ill health forced his retirement last summer Graduated from the University of Iowa in 1889 he previously had attended Parsons college He held honorary doctor of laws degrees from Iowa Coe and Parsons For many years he was on the govern ing board of both Coe and Cornell Order Probe of AirGfash Fotalto 80 s Authorities Forbid Visiting With Any of 3 Survivors Llandow Wales air ministry Monday ordered a formal inquiry into the worst aviation accident of all time the crash of a giant liner in which 80 of the 83 men and women aboard died Sunday The ministry will try to find out at the inquiry beginning Tuesday why the Tudor V liner apparently under full control and flying in perfect weather undershot the Llandow airport and fell into a field The 4engined ship was packed to the limit with jubilant Welsh football fans returning from Ire land after celebrating Wales first triple crown victory in 39 years Forbid Visiting The air ministry forbade visit ing with the 3 survivors A spokes man said 2 of the men although not in serious condition were in a state of shock and any account they might give now would be un reliable The 3rd survivor was reporter in a dangerous condition But he underwent an operation Monday and afterward was said to be im proved An airport official said the plane broke in 2 as it rolled side ways and forward with some per sons thrown out the gaps torn in the fuselage Cut Straps We had to cut the straps to get some bodies he said Th worst was the front of the plan where they were 12 deep agains the forward wall Eyewitnesses said the 4 Roll Royce Merlin engines powering the huge airliner appeared to fai when the pilot tried to pull the ship up for another landing at tempt after coming in too low the first time The worlds worst air disaste previously occurred April 4 1933 when 73 persons were killed in the crash of the U S navy diri gible Akron The Akron crashei into the sea southwest of Barne gat Light N J McCarthy Names 4 as ProCommunists Woman Killed in Freak Gas Blast Martinez Cal freak ex plosion of a cloud of lowhanging gas killed a woman and seriously burned 2 men Sunday The blast occurred over the highway along the east shore of San Francisco bay at nearby Oleum Highway Patrolman Gor don Campbell said the gas appar ently escaped from an overhead pipe carrying waste from an oil refinery to a dump Three automobiles caught fire after the explosion The blast was believed set off by exhaust sparks from a car or an ignition spark colleges MrBoyd is survived by his widow the former Lou R Hadley whom he married in 1930 House Group Downs Excise Tax Bill Cut Washington fP The house ways and means committee re jected Monday a new republican effort to ram through a quickie bill slashing excise taxes im mediately by about The rigid party line vote was 15 to 10 The democrats however gave some ground trying at the same time to head off a veto if ex cise cutting goes beyond the limits set by President Truman They pressed through the committee on a similar party vote a resolution saying the committee will 1 Approve excise slashes per haps farbeyond the the president has requested Some members privately are estimating the excise cut will be around 2 Try to replace the lost rev enue by closing loopholes in ex isting tax laws by strict enforce ment against tax evaders and if necessary such other tax changes as may be deemed feasible The democraticsponsored reso lution made no mention whatever that any attempt will be made to raise net extra revenue beyond that necessary to offset losses from excise cuts Former Navy Scientist Mentioned Dorothy Kenyon Slated to Reply to Charges Tuesday Washington fi Carthy RWis Senator Mc told senators Monday he has heard reports that a former navy scientist familiar with the countrys topmost de fense secrets is an admitted com munist He proposed an investiga tion McCarthy named the man as Unlike private Industry your postoffice department his been lax In the use of modern mechanical devices for handling mail In feneral it is short of equipment cf all kinds and much of it Is obsolete The Hoover commission found that the average of the departments motor vehicles to bft years To start with it must be borne In mind that there has been no basic change in the organizational structure of the federal postal service since years But there have been changes enormous changes in everything else hav ing to do with our mail service Its Really Biff Business Postal revenues range up to 600000000 ft year Thats big busi ness A half million persons are employed in the mail service It includes 42000 branches and maintains 24000 buildings It runs a fleet of 10000 vehicles More than 37 billion pieces of mail are handled annually along with 800 million transactions in money orders collect deliveries etc Along with this the postoffice department runs a bank which has 4 million depositors and its accounts total For some reason good or bad there has been an assumption that the mail service ought to be op erated at a loss That it has done from its establishment The deficits of course are taken care by congressional appropriation Last years deficit incidentally was about a third of the total revenues Wanamakers Offer Ignored fcixty years ago John Wanamak famous Philadelphia mer CONHNUH ON PAGE z Accounts Short Auditor Resigns Logan UR Harrison County Treasurer AC Schulmeister re signed Monday after a routine audit of his accounts showed a shortage Two examiners from the state auditors office discovered the shortage when they began check ing Schulmeisters accounts re cently The audit by Carl Nimrod and R W Barber was continuing Officials at the auditors office in Des Moines refused to disclose the amount of shortage but re ports indicated it was in excess of Rules Machine Device for Gambling Des Moines Judge Loy Ladd Monday ordered a 1faall machine condemned as a gambling device The judge announced he based his decision on last weeks opinion of the state supreme court that a gambling device is any instru ment adapted and designed to play any game of chance for money or other thing of value Under the new supreme court opinion arising from a Sioux City case evidence that a machine ac tually has been used for gambling is regarded as unnecessary if it can be proved that the machine was designed for gambling The machine Judge Ladd or dered condemned was one seized by deputy sheriffs at Howards grill last fall at the same time that 75 other machines were seized in mass raids by state city and coun ty officers in Polk county The condemnation case which will have an important bearing on the other cases arising from the raids had been presented to Judge Ladd before the supreme court gave its opinion The judge postponed the Polk High Court to Rule on Loyalty Drive Washington supreme court Monday agreed to rule on the legality of the governments loyalty program The tribunal accepted an appeal from the joint antifascist refugee committee The committee asked the high court to declare the program in valid and to strike its name from a subversive list compiled by the attorney general The antifascist refugee group appealed to the supreme court after the U S court of appeals for the District of Columbia rejected its complaints The supreme court will hear arguments in the case early in the spring The tribunal however deferred action on a similar appeal filed by the National Council of American Soviet Friendship Inc The council likewise asked that its name be stricken from the subversive list AP Wirephotos INTERIOR OF TRANSPORT WHERE 80 PERISHED Royal Air force personnel search the wrecked interior of a 4engined transport plane which crashed Sunday in Wales killing 80 persons in the worst recorded disaster in aviation history The plane loaded with football fans was returning to Cardiff from Dublin Ireland President Sends Congress 21 Reorganization Plans Washington AP Truman Monday sent congress a sheaf of plans to reorganize a long list of federal agencies and abolish maritime commission Seaboard congressmen and shipping interests were county pected case to supreme await the ex court opinion Missouri Valley Child Killed on City Street Missouri Valley Alan Gib son 6 Missouri Valley died Sat urday night at a hospital here about 5 hours after he was struck by an auto in Missouri Valley He the son of Mr and Mrs George Gibson Missouri Valley Police said the car was driven by Mrs Ida Ellen Wells 27 Denison Police said the child was stand ing with1 his mother on the west side of the road as 2 southbound cars approached The child dashed between the first and cars and into the path of Mrs Wells northbound car State Highway Patrolman William Sober Mis Investigated the which was handed down last Tues day The judge heard final ar guments Monday I think this supreme court ruling broadens at least the scope in which you can prosecute gambling cases Ladd commented souri Valley death Former Iowa Health Commissioner Dead DCS Moines Dr Daniel Clarence Steelsmith 72 of Lis comb former Iowa state health commissioner died Sunday at a hospital here Death was caused by a heart ailment Dr Steclsmith was appointed head of the state health depart ment in August 1930 and served in that position until July 193 Dr Steelsmith was born in Con rad and had been living in Las comb the last 6 years He received his medical degree from the State University of Iowa Asking How to DeIce Mules Toil Ely ticklish problem confronting Farmer Fred Coch ran Monday was How to deice a mules tail Cochran and his neighbors reached and fed his 12 flood stranded horses and mules Sun day The Iowa river was falling and he hoped to get the anfmals off a floodcreated island soon But the water and cold weath er had combined to weight the 7 mules tails with balls of ice If you know mules Coch ran said You dont want to go fooling around their tails So Im open to suggestions as to how to remove those ice balls Cochran and his friends go feed to the 12 animals valued a over by boat Sunday foi the first time since they were stranded Tuesday when the ris ing river caught them on rented bottomland between Ely and Iowa City where they were being pas tured SAME Black flat trafflo death In pai 24 heurs expected to fight the al to shift control of the mer hant fleet over to Secretary of Commerce Sawyer In another of his 21 proposals Mr Truman lit the fuse for a 2nd major explosion in congress by calling for abolition of the almost ndependent office of the general counsel of the National Labor Re ations Board The post is held by Robert N Denham Denham prosecutor and police man of the TaftHartley law is at odds with the NLRB majority He calls it prolabor Labor un ions in turn have demanded Den riams removal The white house plans take ef fect automatically in 60 days un less vetoed by either the house or senate Sees Saving In 23 accompanying messages to congress Mr Truman said the plans will save modest to sub stantial sums All are based on proposals of the reorganization commission headed by Former President Herbert Hoover he said adding These plans will take us well along the road toward more ef fective economical and responsi ble government The commerce department would take over all activities of the 5member maritime commis sion which has regulated Ameri can shipping for 14 years A new 3man federal mari time board would up in commerce to regulate rates and grant ship subsidies under broad policies fixed by Sawyer A mari time administration would be created also in commerce to take over the jobs of building selling and chartering vessels Top Control Secretary of Commerce Sawyer wouldhave top policy control The plan is a long step forward said Mr Truman toward making commerce the governments cen tral agency for land sea air and water transportation Six of the white house plans strengthen the power of cabinet secretaries of treas ury interior agriculture com merce and labor and the attorney general Seven of them build up the ex ecutive authority of the chairmen of commissions regulating busi ness labor and finance Each chairman becomes the administra tive boss of his agency Two plans build up the labor department It would take over al vorkmens compensation activities of the federal government as well as wagehour enforcement on fed eral contracts Would Lose Jobs Five plans affect the new gener al services administration GSA would lose several jobs to interior department including the new Alaska Public Works program The final plan of the batch is he maritime commission proposal Shipping interests already have in dicated they will oppose it When these become law Mr Truman said weshall nave acted on almost of the 318 recom mendations of the Hoover commis ion More plans will be sent to Capitol Hill this session he added FORMER SLAVE DIES Cedar Rapids H Henderson of Cedar Rapids born a slave in Alabama died here Fri day night at the age of103 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny with slowly rising temperatures Tuesday Cold Monday night Low tonight 5 above High Tuesday 32 Iowa Generally fair Monday night Continued cold Tuesday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Low Monday night zero to 10 above except locally 5 be low north portion Minnesota Fair and continued cold Monday night Tuesday fair and warmer Low Monday night 5 below to 15 below north and 5 above to 5 below southv High Tuesday 1520 north 2228 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 17 Minimum I At 8 a m 4 Father 2 Sons Die in Wnton Fire Vinton father end his 2 young children burned to death Sunday night when firedestroyed a oneroom house Two relatives escaped The victims were Leland Rouse 51 and his sons Bobby and Dickie 1 R D Rouse a brother of Le land and his son Raymond 3 es caped The 5 persons all were asleep in the tarpapercovered dwelling when the fire broke out Mrs Le land Rouse and Mrs R D Rouse and her daughter all had gone to church Discovers Fire A neighbor Mrs Verlyn Van Wechel discovered the fire She turned in an alarm and ran to warn the occupants R D Rouse and his son asleep in a bed near the door got out Leland Rouse who was dozing in a rocking chair and his 2 sons who were sleeping in a bed in a far corner apparently had been overcome It was not possible to reach them Lelands body still was in the rocking chair when found The fire was out of control when firemen arrived It burned to the ground Cause of the fire was unknown Hospital Site The home was located on the east edge of Vinton at the site of the new Vinton hospital Two other sons of R D Rouse were staying in town all night with their grandfather John Rouse Leland Rouse is survived by his widow and a daughter Florence by a former marriage She lives in Clinton He was a World war I veteran Stephen Brunauer a former navy commander He tossed this out while ticking off to a senate foreign relations committee the names of state de partment employes Le says have displayed communist sympathies McCarthy has charged the state department is honeycombed with reds and sympathizers State de partment officials have denied that The senate group is giving McCarthy an opportunity to pro duce what proof he has Named as Subversive McCarthy named Haldore Hanson 37 who heads the departments technical coop eration projects staff Hansen is a native of Virginia Minn and a former teacher inv China He joined the state department in 1942 Mrs Esther Caukin Brunauer a job holder on the depart ments United Nations relations staff She is the wife of the navy scientist that McCarthy asked be investigated Owen J Lattimore state depart ment consultant now director of the Walter Hines Page school of international relations Johns Hop kins university Long Record This mans record as a pro YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 37 23 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 14 23 9 communist goes back many years McCarthy said of Lattimore McCarthy called Lattimore hot only a state Department consul tant but one of the principal architects of our far eastern pol icy He added While the state department will tell you that he is not on the payroll as of today the point is he is still considered by the depart ment as one of its top advisers and is put on and off the payroll as consultant apparently at will and is apparently one of the top men in developing our Asiatic pro gram 4 or 5 Hearings Before Mondays session began McCarthy had told the committee that he would need only 4 or 5 hours to detail his charges that there are at least 81 people in the state department with a record of communistsympathies or leanings But after naming Lattimore he said he wanted to call a halt for the day McCarthy explained that he wanted to join in senate debate this afternoon on housing legisla tion Chairman Tydings DMd re luctantly agreed The committee has asked Miss Dorothy Kenyon to reply Tues day to McCarthy A former U S representative on a United Na tions commission Miss Kenyon is the first person McCarthy named He said she had been a member of 28 subversive organizations Gubitchev to Leave for Soviet March 20 New York Spy Valentin A Gubitchev said Mon day he will return to Russia March 20 aboard the GydniaAmerica liner Batory The soviet engineer was given a choice between leaving the coun try or going to prison for 15 years when Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan sentenced him last Thurs day Judith Coplon former justice department analyst convicted with Gubitchev of plotting to spy for the Russians drew a straight 15 year sentence in addition to a pre viously imposed term of 40 months to 10 years for a Wash ington spy charge Says Women Should Be Drafted in War Los Angeles will be a damn good thing if women are drafted in any future war says Adm William F Halsey Every other country does it why not us he said in an inter view Sunday Theyd be useful We could have used them in the last war Halsey sails Wednesday for a vacation in Honolulu Attlee Rules Out Approach to Russians London Prime Minister Attlee ruled out once more Mon day any new approach to the So viet Union for outlawing the atomic and hydrogen bombs I do not think a new approach would get over the difficulty which is the unwillingness of Rus sia to cooperate Attlee told the house of commons Attlees remark was prompted by this question from Laborite Norman D Dodds Will the prime minister take the initiative in calling a confer ence for the purpose of endeav oring to find ways and means of outlawing the hydrogen bomb and all atomic weapons in view of the desire of the people that he should do so Attlee replied that the initia tive has already been taken as long ago as 1945 We have been pressing this matter continuous ly and it is now before the United Nations V 3 FUR COATS STOLEN Hollywood Dennis OKeefe reported to police Sun day night that burglars forced open his apartment and got away with 3 fur coats valued at TO ;