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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NffGISIORS VOL LVI and United Pull One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Wafers Role in Our Economy THE IDEA for this visit with you came to me one morning no long ago as I stood on a foot bridge near my home and looked down into the murky waters of a swollen stream The excess water was the result of a spring thaw As I reflectedoh the scene be low me my thoughts turned to New York City and the water crisis facing that great metropolis I wondered how long the water passing beneath me would last the New Yorkers if only it could be directed into the upstate reservoirs serving them Then my thinking shifted to the overall role played by water in our national economy I recalled an article I had recently reac which contained a prediction that another dry year was likely in the middle west The last drouths oj real magnitude occurred in 1934 and 193 Memory Steps In As I proceeded to my office my memory drifted back to the time when I observed the importance oi water in the shaping of South Americas culture and industry even her history There are seaboard areas in Peru and Chile where inen and women of my own age couldnt recall ever having seen a real rain Fog and light mist are known to them but not real rain A friend in Lima told me of beholding his first rain storm on his 40th birth day He was on a ship enroute to Paris The reason for this of course Is the Humboldt current Differ ent from our Gulf stream and our Japan current in the northern hemisphere the Humboldt current is a chilling influence It cools the air in its environs Clouds Robbed of Moisture As a result when the air moves In off the ocean and on to the coastal country of South America it has been divested of its mois ture Mountains to the east have a like effect on the atmosphere from that direction Despite this however theres a cpncentration of population in this arid strip along the ocean Taking their tip from the Incas even the prerlncas the Peruvians and Chil eans pipe their water down from the mountains inenormous aque ducts Centuries ago the Indian fore bears of the present tpppiilatipjn found these great water be their heelof Achilles The enemy found by cutting off the water supply of the coastal dwell ers it was possible to win a blood less victory Without water peo ple not only cant fight they cant even survive This was demon strated several centuries ago Carved From a Desert In a sense were seeing reen acted today in Southern California the South American The Latins found that they could live in a congenial climate by bringing their water down from the moun tains exactly what has happened in the area about Los Angeles That entire territory has been transformed from desert into garden by the simple addition of lifegiving water Originally Los Angeles was able to quench its thirst from the Los Angeles river Back in 1907 how ever the increasing demands of a rapidly growing population prompted a 238mile aqueduct to bring inhieltirig snows from the high Sierra Neyadas The major portion of Los An geles water supply is still from the Owens river A vast new re serve supply however has been set up by construction of the Park er dam 155 miles downstream from Hoover dam on the Colo rado river This pipe extends al most 400 miles Fate Written in Water And that gives some idea of how Important water is The water sup ply or lack of it often determines whether city becomes large or stays small Industrial uses of wa ter have to be considered along with the household uses San Francisco tunneled through range of mountains to bring her water supply from a river 170 miles away Boston created the largest lake in Massachusetts on a branch of the Connecticut river and built a huge tunnel through a range of hills Probably no city in America or indeed the world is more favor ably situated with respect to its future water supply than Chicago Even in dry years theres no threat of Lake Michigan going dry The Chicago water supply is piped in from stations 2 to 8 miles off shore beyond the range of city caused pollution Built on Bodies of Water Down through the centuries cities in this country and in other lands have quite largely been on large bodies of water or athwart sizable streams Thats why Den ver Mexico City and the few other lofty cities are so rare You 1 dont find large stroams at high altitudes That goes for lakes too Its all a reflection of how im portant water Is in our economy The water problem fn New York City was recognized as such flrst time in the for year CONTINUED ON fAQE 2 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 27 at Two 144 Path f G Wit St rJd lights halts cars on a Highway near Wichita Kans m Sundays dust storm Gars dimly visible in the d collided m this particularly bad spot where motorists could not see more r Winds Raise Dust Storms in Kansas for 2nd Straight Day Chicago winds raised dust storms in Kan sas for the 2nd consecutive day Monday and hit widelysepa rated sections of the midwest and south leaving 15 persons dead in their wake Dust clouds darkened the skies over Kansas wheatlands litan nX O JM Residents Still Walking in Ottumwa Ottumwa Ottumwa city council met Monday to dis cuss the licensing of the Ottumwa city bus lines as residents con tinued to walk to work Settlement of the 3monthsold strike failed to get the buses roll ing as action on the firms jitney license was delayed The council was scheduled to go into special session late Saturday light but Mayor Herschel Love less called the session off 2 hours before the time set Loveless said the companys position changed too rapidly1 lold the session to The original council plan Love less said was to license the bus line until April 1 when yearly li censes are issued In the meant time Loveless said the council Manned to investigate the opera tion However at a Saturday session the company demanded an im mediate years license Loveless said There was no formal appli ation for such a license on file he mayor added making the de ay necessary The company and the AFL Jrivers and mechanics union set tled wage differences last week and ended the strike which had crippled transportation since Dec 27 Candidate for Nashua Mayor Dies Suddenly t D Taylor 68 candidate for mayor on the peo ples ticket at the town election here Monday died Saturday night after a 2 weeks illness following a stroke Taylor was running against Verri L Strike candidate on the citizens ticket for the office held by CNH Knight who is not a candidate Taylor leaves the widow 3 sons and 3 daughters He farmed in this community until 7years ago when he moved to town Funeral arrangements were in complete Monday Weather Report FORECAST Mason CHy Cloudy and colder through Tuesday with occasional light rain mixed at times with snow Low Monday night 26 to 28 High Tuesday 34 Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy somewhat colder east portion Low Monday night 25 30 northwesi 3238 southeast Minnesota Occasional snow and slightly colder with strong northeasterly winds Monday night Tuesday snow flurries with diminishing winds Low Monday night 20 to 25 north 25 to 30 south High Tuesday 26 to 32 north 30 to 34 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum so Minimum 38 At 8 a m 36 Precipitation 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 33 GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 39 Minimum 35 At 8 a m 37 Precipitation 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 33 whereat least 8 weather staf tions reported blowing dust Central Kansas authorities said the storms which began Sunday were reminiscent of the dusters of the 3Qs in that area Winds estimated at 100 mile perhour velocity struck Lecompte in central Louisiana Tornadic winds struck a section of Ferrir day La An 18yearold mother Mrs Murphy Breaux was killed at New Iberia La when the wind blew a power line across an iron fence A mother and child were in jured bya falling tree limb in New Orleans when winds of 44 miles an hour or more brushed across the city A 230foot oil River Rises Charles City least a dozen families were forced to evacuate their homes in low areas along the Cedar river here by midmoraine Monday following heavy rains The exo dus began about midnight and continued through the morning as the river rose The Salvation Army citadel was caring for 25 persons Others moved in with relatives The river level which stood at 135 feet at 8 a m is rising steadily barge was ripped from a tug in Louisiana shore areas and ship ping was alerted to watch for it Several towns in Mississippi were damaged by tornadolike winds The lowpressure area which churned up one of the biggest spring storms on record was head ing eastward across the upper midwestern states Monday The weekend dead in high winds and weather in the central western and Mississippi valley states in cluded 4 persons in Kansas all in traffic accidents caused by the Sunday dust storm 3 in Texas 2 children in Missouri 2 motorists in Nebraska 2 airmen killed near Roswell N Mex Saturday night in a crash blamed on violent winds and on flying dust which dimmed visibility and one each in Colora do and Louisiana Two small boys Phillip Bell 9 and his brother Kenneth 7 were found crushed to death beneath a tree felled by winds of up to 60 miles an hour which swept across the Kansas City Mo area Sun day Grain traders at Chicago boosted their prices for wheat futures grain contracted for delivery later In the they received re ports of rain in wheat areas and too much rain in sections where oats are grown High winds hit Mississippi A windstorm whipped across Bar tholomew county Indiana uproot ing trees and overturning build ings but no injuries were reported Rainstorms raised the levels of small Wisconsin rivers In northeastern New Mexico firefighters bucked winds up to 40 miles an hour in the Carson Na tional forest while fighting a blaze which has burned over 15000 acres of timber Claims New Serum fs Cure for Drunkards Paris OUB A young French medical doctor claimed Monday hat he had converted 12 con firmed drunkards into teetotalers with single injections of a newly discovered serum The doctor Jean Gamard 36 said he believes he can cure thou sands more with the same treat ment Gamard said it took years of research on animals before he de veloped the serum Court Affirms Conviction of Dennis Washington supreme court ruled Monday that a federal employe canbe a fair juror in the trial of a communist It did so in affirming 5to 2 the 1947 contempt of congress convic tion of Eugene Dennis secretary general of the communist party for defying a subpena to appear before the house unAmerican ac tivities committee Dennis was convicted by a jury containing 7 government em ployes He was sentenced to a year in jail and fined The Dis trict of Columbia court of appeals affirmed the conviction Mondays supreme court action sustained it finally The tribunal said the fact that a government worker has to be cleared under President Trumans loyalty program does not of itself make him biased in the trial of a communist In so holding the court heldto a decision made last year respecting government work ers on juries The loyalty issue was not involved in that case however Say Romanian Troops Fire Over Border Belgrade Yugoslavia goslavia charged Monday that Ro manian troops fired automatic weapons and machine guns loaded with dumdum bullets into Yugo slavia on election day Sunday An interior ministry commun ique said Romanian armed for es fired across the frontier at various times for 3 hours between the Yugoslav towns of Radojeva and Hetina No attempt was made to cross the border the communique said It said Yugoslav frontier guards although under fire did not reply to this new crude provocation aimed at preventing the normal course of elections Johnson to Key West to See Truman Key West Fla of Defense Johnson flew here Monday for a conference with President Truman The chief executive summoned the defense secretary here to talk over defense strategy of the de mocracies in the midst of a busy morning in which He talked over with his congres sional leaders the defense of Secretary of State Acheson against a new series of republican attacks Wrote Senator Vandehberg R Mich congratulating him for his support of bipartisan foreign pol icy and added I sincerely hope the Lord will be good to the country and hurry along your physical recovery Pact Meeting The TrumanJohnson confer ence was linked primarily with Johnsons forthcoming meeting in The Netherlands with North At lantic military leaders However Ross said he assumed the 2 would discuss forthcoming vacancies in the defense establish ment Ross said Mr Truman talked for 25 minutes by longdistance tele phone with Vice President Bark ley Speaker Rayburn and House Majority Leader McCormack who he said informed the president the legislative situation is in good shape The president renewed his plea to the leaders for prompt house passage of the full amount of the administrations proposed 375000000 foreign assistance pro gram Other Subjects He also talked with the leaders about the attacks on the state de partment and other subjects Ross asserted Mr Truman assumed the leader ship in this fight as a group of republicans formulated a senate speechmaking campaign designed to drive Secretary of State Ache son out of the state department White house sources said Mr Truman regarded as pretty flim sy criticism by Senator McCar thy RWis of Owen Lattimore former state department associate Russia Walks Out of Another UN Conference Lake Success walk ed out of the United Nations hu man rights commission Monday after making a harsh verbal at tack on the commission chairman Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt The soviet delegate Semyon K Tsarapkin accused Mrs Roose velt of continuing wljgt he called LoftiVnores Lawyers Brand McCarthys Charge as Lie OWEN LATTIMORE 7 Year Old Is Rescued From Stream A 7yearold Mason City youth probably owed hislife Monday to the quickthinking of 2 men who ran from their 2nd story apart ment to rescue him from the swirling undercurrent in Willow creek near 15 2nd S W Sunday afternoon The youth was Loren Thomp son 144 26th S W The men who took part in the rescue were Ed die Harberson 22 and Miltoft Garfin 21 who live in the Carl ton apartments at 224J S Federal Firemen and police also came to the aid when called and later treated the boy for shock The 2 men noticed from a win dow of one1 of their apartments that the youth was attempting to cross the creek A minute later when one of them lookedout they saw that he had fallen in They raced down to the scene and waded shoulder deep out to the youth With the aid of a stick they were able to pull him to safety The men said they were numb from cold at the end of the ordeal The lad was taken to the police station his clothes changed and wrapped in blankets tempo rarily U S Protests New Ruble Rate Washington The United States has protested to Russia that the new 4toone ruble exchange rate for American dollars is com pletely unjustified A note delivered last week in Moscow demanded that the for mer exchange rate of 8 rubles for one dollar granted to u the Ameri can embassy be restored Moscow served notice Feb 28 that effective July 1 the embassy will have to pay for 4 rubles The effect of this officials said will be to increase the cost of op erating the embassy by nearly a year Suffers Burns Muscatine Cub bage 37 suffered serious burns about the face hands and back Sunday morning in a fire which severely damaged his home The house was blazing when Cubbage awoke He and his wife escaped through a window His wife was unhurt efforts of the United States to usi the United Nations for its own political purposes Mrs Roosevelt banged the gavel repeatedly and said angrily We are now proceeding to the election of officers We are not listening to any more propaganda speeches Tsarapkin was permitted to fin ish his speech however after de claring it was not propaganda Mrs Roosevelt was reelected to her 5th term as chairman by acclamation P C Chang dele gate of nationalist China was elected first vice chairman The soviet delegate made his attack on Mrs Roosevelt and the United States after the 18nation commission upheld her ruling that a soviet resolution to oust the Chinese nationalist delegation was out of order The vote was 12 to 2 for Mrs Roosevelts ruling Russia and Yugoslavia casting the negative votes Tsarapkin concluded his speech and walked out before the election of officers The Soviet Ukraine although a commission member was not represented Dies After Auto Strikes Train Des Molnes Kale IS of Truro Iowa died Monday of injuries suffered when a car carry ing 4 teenagers struck a Great Western freight train broadside near St Charles Iowa Sunday night The 3 other young persons in the car were injured critically They were Donald Spellerberg 18 of Murray and Alice Umsted 15 and Gene Carlson 17 both of Truro The teenagers had been in Des Moines The accident occurred about 11 p m at a crossing on highway 251 north of St Charles The site of the accident is about 20 miles southwest of Des Molnes International Falls Blaze Under Control International Falls Minn A seething fire pushed by a 60 mileanhour blizzard threatened to destroythis entire town before firemen brought it under control early Monday Firemen fftught the flames to a standstill despite broken power lines that snapped and crackled about them like gunshots lighting the area with electrical flashes Only minor injuries were re ported among firemen but the blaze left 30 persons homeless and totoj damage was estimated at International Falls has a popu lation of 8000 The fire broke out about p m CST in a brewery warehouse near the east end of the citys business district Within 5 minutes the entire warehouse was a mass of flames and the fire spread quickly to 2 other nearby buildings 2story structures with saloons on the first floors and living quarters above The glow of the fire lighted up the entire downtown section Sparks whipped by the high wind fell on houses 8 blocks away Fire Chief John Franzen said the buzzard which made control of the fire difficult also helped to prevent it from spreading If it hadnt been for the wet heavy snow on the rooftops we would have had fires mil over town said Washington for Owen J Lattimore branded as a colossal lie Monday Senator Jo seph R McCarthys charge that Lattimore is the top soviet espion age agent in this country They demanded in a letter to the Wisconsin republican that he re tract and repudiate his charge McCarthy gave senate investiga tors Lattimores name in connec tion with his sweeping charges that the state department is in vested with communist and com munist sympathizers He told nu merous newspapermen off the record that Lattimore was his top case Radio Commentator Drew Pearson Sunday night iden tified Lattimore publicly as the man McCarthy had been talking about Lattimore a far eastern expert now on leave from John Hopkins university in Baltimore now is in Afghanistan on a United Nations mission Demands that McCarthy repudiate the charges were made in Lattimores absence by his at Arnold former assistant attorney general Abe Fortas former undersecretary of interior and Paul Porter former OPA administrator Send Letter They sent the letter to McCar thy as a senate foreign relations subcommittee heard Mrs Esther Caukin Brunauer a state depart ment policy adviser defend her self against McCarthys charges that she took part in communist front activities arid might be a bad security rlsk The subcommittee also prepared to hear late Monday FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover and Attorney Gen eral J Howard McGrath They were Called to testify publicly on its request for a look at the FBIs loyalty files Senate investigators expectedHoover to reject the re quest Committee Chairman Millard E Tydings DMd said he expects word from President Truman very shortly regarding the ad ministrations stand on making the loyalty files available to the sub committee McCarthy and some other republicans contend that re fusal to make the loyalty files available would constitute a whitewash of the charges Tydings was shown a cable from Lattimore which branded McCar thys espionage allegation as pure moonshine Tydings had no comment on the cable but did say Lattimore would be heard on his return from Afghanistan around April 1 TLpyal American Meanwhile Mrs Brunauer told the subcommittee that she is a loyal American and ic not nor never has been a communist or communist sympathizer She also saidshe has received threatening telephone calls since March day after McCarthy named her as a security risk She said the caller spoke abusively to her her Stephen Brunauer a navy 2 children arid her 80 year old motherinlaw She said her husband is a loyal American but when he came to America at the age of 18 as an Hungarian immigrant friends Prosecution Rests Case on Bednasek Says Margaret Anne Told Him She Was Not Serious About Youth City white haired father broke and cried Monday as he testified at the trial of astudent charged with strangling his pretty only daughter The dramatic appearance of W Elmer Jackson of Burlington was followed by the state resting its case in the murder trial of Robert E Bednasek 24 Bednasek a University of Iowa psychology student is charged with killing Margaret Anne Gee Gee Jackson 20 also an Iowa student Jackson 61 year old attorney and chairman of the state parole board broke down briefly on the stand and cried when the state asked him when he last saw his daughter alive Jackson who never had met Bednasek glared at him as he took the stand And on several occa sions during his testimony looked sternly and directly at the defend ant Bowed Head Bednasek looked at Jackson brought him into the commu nistdominated Hungarian section of the Young Workers league But she said that when he be gan to understand its operations he broke away To the senate for eign relations subcommittee she exhibited a letter from former Senator Joseph H Ball R Minn which described Brunauer most violently antircommunist person I know 4 Men Die When Boiler Explodes New York rnen were scalded to death Monday in the explosion of a boiler they were repairing The explosion releasing steam and hot water at a 450degree temperature occurred at the Kips Bay station of the New York Steam corporation Witnesses said a valve or pipe burst 10 feet from where the men were working AM 4 died instant ly Reckless Driving SAME BlMk Meaat 14 caitffat in a line of traffic on a railroad brack Mrs Jayne Edwards saw a passenger train come roaring to ward her car She simply let out the clutch and stepped on the gas Her car hit the one in front of her It hit another and that one yet another But the train missed the rear of Mrs car aa it roared by Police charged Mra with reckless driving when he appeared but during most of Jacksons testimony sat with bowed head At one point he re moved his glasses rubbed his eyes and then shielded them The father of the pretty Iowa coed testified Miss Jackson told him last summer that she enter tained no serious consideration of him Jackson also told the jury that last suiameE he mailed back to Bedriasek in Cedar Rapids the fraternity pin which Miss Jackson hadbeen The court ruled out a tion as to whether Jackson had returned the pin at the request of his daughter Thestate rested its case at a m after being successful in re newing its efforts to have admitted as evidence a pocket calendar found in Bednaseks room follow ing his arrest The state had called 33 witnesses The state also announced that J letters written by GeeGee to Bed nasek last summer were in the possession of the state and would be turned over to defense counsel References to them had been made during defense cross examination Honficldai Impulses Before Jackson the di rector of the Iowa student coun selling service told the jury Bed nasek told him he had homicidal impulses toward a girl with whonVhe was very much in love Jackson also related that his daughter wrote home frequently last summer from Denver wnerc she worked during the university vacation He said he and Mrs Jackson drove to Denver at the end of the summer to drive her back to Iowa He said they combined the return trip with a family vacation as was their custom Jackson also said he visited his daughter about every other week while she was attending the uni versity Often he explained he would just stop off for a while when he was enroute to some other Iowa point in the course of his business affairs In response to a question said his daughter had been in the best of health all her life RightHanded Crossexamination of Jackson was brief The defense asked whether Margaret was right or lefthanded Jackson replied that she wrote righthanded Dr E J Shoben Jr clinical psychologist and director of the counseling service testified after Judge James P Gaffney ruled Shoben did not come under pro visions of Iowa law in regard to confidential relationships such as exist between a doctor and patient Shoben who said he regrets having to break a confidence told the court Bednasek came to his office last October 5 very excited and troubled The pcycholocist said BedaMdt told him he had impulses to take his own life and to killthe girl with whom he was Shoben said Bednasek did not identify the girl The defendant told him Shoben testified of an Impulse to throw himself under a truck He amid Bednasek told him he was very much in love with a girl but also was troubled by homicidal im pulses toward her ;