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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or AHf ARCHIVES UOIMES IA VOL Aisoclaled Press and United Press Fun wire One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by WEARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE Cltj1 p m Clly Wedntsaiy m Jyscj Sioux Clly Silordav p m WTAD Qotacy ill Saturday 9 p m The Wisdom Born of Experience OINCK launching this series of weekly commentaries 3 years ago Ive had occasion perhaps a half dozen times to quote rather extensively from personal letters In checking through ray files I discover this interesting fact about my borrowed commentaries In practically every case the person from whom Ive quoted has been a man of advanced ate QNCE it was William Harmon Norton recently deceased but for some GO years identified in a distinguished way with Cornell college He came to be accepted as an animated landmark on the Alt Vernon campus Most of his career was given over to geology He was tops in that field Bnt Ive always thought that Doctor Nortons writing style was in a class by itself so far as Iowa literature was concerned What he wrote really sparkled no matter what his subject And hjs ranee or interests was amazing For example the piece 1 quoted was a letter he had written to one of his students entering the serv ice in World war II The lad raised the question Just what will I be fighting for In simple direct and beautiful prose Doctor Norton answered his question pWO other times Ive drawn on correspondence with my old University of Iowa philosophy teacher Doctor George T W Fat rick still brilliant of mind at the age of 90 His home for many years has been at Palo Alto Cal In this letter the venerable Doctor Patrick developed the the sis that man has always been at his best when swimming up stream Later the piece some what amplified was featured In the Ladies Home Journal A MOTHER man of rcature years whom I bracket with Doctor Norton arid Doctor Patrick in brilliance of intellect arid ness at logic is William R Boyd of Cedar Rapids chairman for 37 years of the finance committee of the Iowa state board of education before that an outstanding editor Mr Boyd looks out upon the current world scene with an eye and mind trained to distinguish substance from froth His contri bution to the development of Iowas great state system of high er education could scarcely be overestimated For one thing the Impressive medical center at Iowa Ctiy will always stand as a monument to his vision and his ability to make dreams come true Mr Boyd is above all else a student of history Biblical history American history One of the measuring sticks he automatically applies to any pro posal is Has this ever been tried how did it turn out Generally speaking hes more im pressed by history than by blue prints In the councils where he sits he is the Voice of experi ence long ago this wise friend mine set down for me some of his observations about govern mental trends in the United States within his life span pointing out at the outset that ours is a repub lic based on representative rule not a democracy Democracy he added is the most misused word in our lan guage Switzerland alone ev cepted there is upon the face of the earth no such thine as a pure democracy Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson Mr Boyd holds these things to be 1 That the 2party system alone brings about the best results A multiplicity of parties makes for weakness and oftimes results in chaos 2 That the more clearcut the Issues between the parties the better An election should result in action by the legislative body In keeping with the will of he people as expressed by the people which elected a majority of the legislature at the precedingelec tion 3That the more evenly the parties are matched the more re sponsibility will rest upon them and mistakes reduced to a mini mum 4 It is best for a country that neither party should remain too long in power Continued easy victories lead to abuse of power 5 Ways and means should be found to prevent any party from baying an election either through patronage money or any species of governmental favoritism TinTH these as his premises Mr Boyd launched into a recol lection of the course of the 2 ma jor parties drawing mostly on his own memory Here I quote and at somelength from his let ter The republican party by rea son of its policy of re construction after the Civil war CONTINUED ON FAGE 2 THE NEWSPAPER THAT Five Cents a Copy MASON CIT1 IO MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Paper Consists of Two One NO 131 1ST AIRLINERS IN MASON CITY MOTHER BEATS TOT THEN KILLS SELF IN CLARION Mrs Lee Conlon Dies in Hospital Daughter in Serious Condition year old Joan Conlon was still alive in a Clar ion hospital Monday morning with head injuries suffered Sat urday when her mother Mrs Lee Conlon 30 struck her sev eral times with a hammer then committed suicide Chances for recovery of the child appeared doubtful Sunday but some hope was expressed when the child was still alive Monday The woman was found in her apartment in Clarion by a niece Theresa Conlon of Clarion about p m Saturday She had slashed her wrists elbows and throat with a safety razor She was rushed to a Clarion hospital where she died at 9 p m Satur day Dr H P Walker county coroner pronounced it suicide and said there would not be an in quest A3 Mrs Conlon was dying in the hospital she told Coroner Walker that she had struck her daughter Joan with a hammer several times Although no specific reason was given for the attack and suicide Dr Walker said she told him she had been worrying lately Mrs Conlon and her daughter had moved from Ceylon Minn to Clarion Wednesday where they joined Mr Conlon He was plan ning to open a restaurant below their second floor apartment Funeral services will be con ducted Tuesday in Ceylon Minn the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Herman Koenecke OLIVER WORKERS RETURN TO DUTY Agreement Reached After Negotiations Charles 1700 work ers at the Oliver Corporation farm machinery plant who had been on strike since Feb 5 were to contact their foremen Monday in regard to the time they were to report to work under an agree ment reached Sunday night by union and company officials The agreement announced after daylong negotiations provides an hourly wage increase of 18 cents The United Farm Equip ment and Metal Workers of Amer ica CIO local 115 originally had asked a 30 per cent wage raise The agreement provides also that the raise will be added to wages paid between Jan 21 and Feb 5 Plant Manager G W Bird said the latter point com pensated for a union request that union stewards be paid for the time they were on union business during the day Office workers who although they were not on strike had not been working were included in the contract Bird said earnings for a regular 40 hour week at the plant before the strike ranged from for skilled men in both piece and day work jobs to for watch men and others in less specialized work Iran Will Talk Oil But Reds Must Leave London embassy officials in London said Monday that Iran was prepared to negotiate oil concessions with Russia only on condition that soviet troops leave the country An embassy spokesman said he could neither confirm nor deny re ih Ahmed Qavam Es Saltaneh is at present negotiat wiln the Russians In Tehran He said it was highly improb We do not believe that the premier would dare to breach this law he added The spokesman added however that since parliament has been dissolved Qavam is the virtual ruler of the country but declared premier would have to answer to the new parliament when it is elected Embassy officials said there were no Iranian objections to Russia having oil concessions in northern Iran Both the British and Americans are understood to hold the view that they should be given an op portunity fo negotiate oil conces sions on an equa basis with Rus sia or any other power When the Iranian government approved the law prohibiting ne gotiations until after the war the American government asked Iran to notify the state department on resumption of oil concession talks to insure that U S oil interests would have equitable treatment One of the Russian contentions is that since Britain holds oil con cessions in southern Iran the sov iet should be allowed to also The British are understood to have no objection to Russia being given concessions but support the Iranian view that soviet troops first should leave the country Meanwhile diplomatic quarters awaited the arrival hero of Sir Reader Bullard Britains retiring ambassador at Tehran who is understood to be coming home to press his government for some sort of international commission to ad minister Irans oil fields A steady stream oE reports new difficulties and sensational M AY ELLIS ELLIS FUNERAL AT CHARLES CITY Memorial Services Scheduled Tuesday Charles City services for Melvin W Ellist64 state superintendent of banking who died Saturday will be held at his home here Tuesday at p m The body is being cremated Ellis who was serving his 2nd term as banking superintendent had been hospitalized for a week suffering from a hip fracture re ceived when he fell on some ice about Z weeks earlier Death was believed caused by a blood clot on the brain He had been active in banking circles for many years had served as president of the Iowa Bankers association in 193536 organized the Security Trust and Savings bank here in 1903 and became vice president of the First Na tional bank of Charles City in 1929 The 2 banks were consoli dated in 1929 as the First Secur ity Bank and Trust company with Ellas as president Survivors include 2 sons Har lan M West Hartford Conn and Raymond W Greenwood Miss His wife died about a year ago Memorial services were held for him in Des Moines Monday He was first appointed state superintendent of banking by Gov George A Wilson and took office July l 1941 Upon expiration of his suryear term last year Gov Robert D Blue reappointed him for another term Ellis organized the Security Trust and Savings bank at Charles City in 1903 and became vice pres the two banks were consolidated as the First Security Bank and Trust Co and Ellis has served as president since incidents in the striferidden mid dle eastern country brought these The American vice consul at Tabriz Robert Rosso w was de tained half an hour at a red army post last Friday This was 3 days after States told the world that instead of pulling out of Iran soviet forces were through Tabriz deeper into that country The Russians expressed regret and the state department here said it attaches no signifi cance to the incident 2 While little of what is hap pening in Tehran squeezes through the tight lid of secrecy one report officially fonvarcled came to light It said the Russian diplomat in Tehran had warned Premier Ahmed Qavam SuUaneh that Russia would consider it an unfriendly act for the Iranian gov ernment to reopen its cose before the united nations security coun cil There is no evidence however that the Iranian premier in any way has modified his earlier word to the United States government that Iran would present its case 3 American officials best esti mate of the possibilities at the mo ment is that the Russians may try either to break Qavams resistance or pull off a coup detat to put a new government in power The immediate soviet objective would be to get official Iranian authority for the presence of red army troops in Iran Those troops were supposed to have been withdrawn March 2 and the fart that they There are seven different kinds of fog to BRIDES POWDERING UP FOR GI DADSAdding a few final touches babies as the s s Henry Gibbins docked in New York afe 5 17 the 313 For other pictures see page 8 ABOVE Poslmasier A M Schanke Is shown as he super vised the loading of Mason Citys first airmail o leave on scheduled flight from the muni cipal airport Behind the post master is G K Leckic station agent for JlidCoiilinent and at the riffht is E C Vreden buru station manager AT North Iowa passenger to leave the muni cipal airport by airliner was C A Pease Clear Lake making a business trip to St Louis He is shown with Miss Belty Jordan hostess on the southbound air liner as he waved farewell to his sou Clarence A Pease Jr Lock photos RESCUE WOMAN HUSBAND LOST Spends 2 Weeks on Island After Wreck Los Angeles 43 year old woman rescued by the coast guard after 2 weeks on an unin habited island off the Southern California coast Monday told of a shipwreck in which her husband and a friend presumably per ished IMrs Bernice Brown Van Nuys Cal was rescued Sunday by a coast guard crash boat She was taken from rocky Anacapa island 25 miles west off Santa Monica Cal after her daughter Mrs Maxinc Trader reported that her parents were 5 days overdue from a fishingr trip Sighting the signal fire she had kept burning continuously on the beach for 9 days coast guardsmen returned Mrs Brown to Port Hueneme Cal where navy doc tors said she had recovered suf ficiently from her ordeal to be taken home She told of setting out March 2 with her husband Roy Brown 42 and John Barta 38 Long Beach Cal on a 10day fishing trip in the 50foot fishing boat Nancy Lee They had expected to return to Santa Monica March 11 or 12 The next day the boat ran into a gale which whipped up huge rollers that flooded the engine room and left the craft at the mer cy of the sea We cast off a small skiff she husband held the paint er while Johnny and I got in An other wave washed my husband overboard He swam to the skiff He got hold of it but the skiff cap sized When I came up I managed to swim to the fishing boat which was now swamped and got on the bow A huge wave washed me away as though I was a fly When I came up again both Roy and Johnny were gone Iowa Patrolmen Help Minneapolis Couple Get Marriage License New Hampton UR Mr and Mrs Otto E Voight Minneapolis Minn Monday were honeymoon ing thanks to the highway patrol The bridegroomtobe and the former Miss Lenore Boyce were enroute to New Hampton to get a marriage license so they could be married in the Little Brown Church near Nashua Their car developed motor trouble north ol here but a highway patrol car came along and gave them a ride so they could get their license in New Hampton before the court house closed Saturday The couple got the license had their car repaired and proceeded to the Little Brown Church for the wedding ceremony 7 WeekLong Hunt for Missing Heiress 16 Ends in Detroit Detroit The weeklong search for 1G year old Suzanne Froedtert ended Monday when police officers announced the Milwau kee school girl had been found in a flat in suburban Highland Park R heads the Froedtcr Gram and Malt company in Milwaukee had been missing from a school m Madison Wis since last Monday Announcement of countrywide search for her made oxer a National radio hook up Sunday night Sgt Noel Larsen of the High land Park police said the girl told HIT JACKPOT WITH 3 PLANES IN 1ST LANDING After 3 Day Delay Mason City Officially Joins National System After waiting for 3 days for one ol MidContinents airlines to land at the municipal airport Mason City hit the jackpot Monday with 3 airplanes at once to join the nations network officially Mason City had a 2000 foot eeiline and about 5 miles visibility despite frequent showers but DCS Moincs had a ceiliuff so low hat both the St Louis and Kansas ify northbound flights hopped cross the capital and landed ere The southbound plane due into lason City at a m daily anded at after taking off ate from the Twin Cities and vaiting at Rochester also It fi ally was cleared for DCS Moincs p m The northbound plane due here t a m daily arrived from t Louis at and took off for he Twin Cities at p m The orthbound plane from Kansas ity to Des Moines landed here at a m and returned to Des tfoines at p m after the veather there had cleared suffi iently to permit a landing First North lowan to leave Ma on City by commercial airline vas C A Pease Clear Lake en oute to St Louis Mo on a buy ig trip Im going to try to get mething at least the clothier oked First airline passenger to arrive it Mason City by airliner was Lyn i Roam now director of music at Southwest high school Minneapo is and assistant director of the VTaspn City municipal band under C F Weaver in the 30 Roam is at the home of Carleton L Jtewart local band director and with his father John P Roam Vtanly until Wednesday when he eaves to make a survey of meth ods used in band and orchestra vork in Missouri Arkansas and exas A total of 3935 pieces of air nail were dispatched on the first inrlli anil southbound flights out of HI as on City according to Charles E Price superintendent of mails here The 3394 pieces dis patched on the southbound flight vefehed 78 pounds and included 1290 philatelic covers The northbound flight carried 541 cov ers 13 pounds of which 509 were philatelic according to Price Coining into Mason City the air iners carried 5 pounds airmail rom Kansas City and 3 pounds rom the Twin Cities Price said The MidContinent airliners lad been scheduled to stop here jeginning March 15 but low ceil ngs caused by fog Friday Satur day and Sunday prevented their anding before Monday Christening of a new DC3 air iinor as City of Mason City ori ginally scheduled for the first flight has been postponed until June 19 in connection with the dedication of the airport and as part of the 4day BandFeslival HomecomingContennial celebra tion here officers she came here voluntar ily and had been working in a candy factory since Wednesday According to Larson Suzanne was found on the information of a man who heard the broadcast and told officers the girls de scription fitted that of a young woman who had moved into a nearby flat a lew days earlier Suzanne left the school last Monday because authorities there had told her they were going to report an infraction of school rules to her parents now vaca tioning in Miami Florida Sunday night Froedtert asked the police and the federal bureau of investigation to take active charge of an investigation be cause of the possibility of kid naping or other foul play Mason Cityan Due to Land in Seattle Pfc John J Kozak Mason City is due to arrive at Seattle aboard the General Scott on Wednesday according to an Associated Press wire received here Sign Trade Pact Warsaw Polish press agency Monday reported the sign ing of a PolishSwiss trade agree ment at Bern f Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and colder Monday night with lowest tem perature near 28 Tuesday fair and warmer Iowa Clearing and colder Mon day night with freezing tem perature in north portion Tues day generally fair and warmer Minnesota Clearing and coldei Monday night Tuesday fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 33 At 8 s m Monday 39 Precipitation 22 YEAR AGO Maximum SB Minimum 35 GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sundny Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 48 41 41 40 70 37 No two snakes i identical venoms GoeringProud to Offer Head for Nazism Nuernberir Reichsmarsha Hermann Goering said Monday thai he was proud to offer my head at the bar of allied justice for his belief in Adolf Hitler and nazism Goering made plain that he stood by Hitler for better or Under crossexamination by Chief Prosecutor Robert H Jack son Goering said After I got to know the fuehrer and his personality I gave him my hand and toSd him I wish to lock my fate with yours come ivhat may for better or worse and that includes my it Includes my head today here Goering denied that the nazis ever contemplated invading the United States State junior Chamber to Honor Young lowan Des Moincs P A distin guished service award is to be presented annually to some lowan between the ages of 21 and 35 by the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce it announced Satur day The chamber said selection would be based on participation in community affairs youth build species nav ing activities leadership and per sonal and business progress ;