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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 1 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 174 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Termites in High Places After 20 years or so of indiffer ence to the problem Americans in recent months have become thoroughly aroused to the menace of subversive characters in high government positions More than any other one thing the Alger Hiss case is responsible for this On 2 occasions Hiss was given an opportunity to prove to a jury tliat he hadnt perjured himself when he denied under oath that he had ever been in the commu nists service Both times he failed The first time there was a hung jury the 2nd time there was a verdict of guilty Some may say of course that until the higher court has passed on the case its unfair to pass judgment on the man who was able to summon members of the supreme court to his side as char acter witnesses Maybe thats whal Secretary Acheson had in mine when he said after the last trial that he wasnt turning his back on an old friend meaning Alger Hiss He Stands Convicted But the average American be lieving in the American system o trial by jury isnt quite tha trusting in Mr Hiss By that aver age American Hiss stands convict ed of trafficking insecret docu ments with the Russian enemy More than that hes wondering whether there are others of the Alger Hiss stripe still doing busi ness at the old stand The understandable concern oye this Hiss case could very well leac both the public and the public representatives to extremes o suspicion that would be detrimen tal to the nations welfareThat w readily concede Blanket charges broad and allinclusive are not in the public interest On the other hand in the fac of all that has been revealed it just as silly just as illadvised fo anybody to take umbrage whe theres a suggestion that the loyal ty of those in key positions ough to be checked Fullest cooperatio should be extended in this matter of protection against another Hiss Betterto be safe than sorry The Hand of a Traitor Looking back over the Hiss career in Statecraftit is possible to see his possible influence in a number of situations which have developed to the great disadvan tage of our country in the months and years that followed Alger Hiss was at Yalta when the Big 3 Roosevelt Churchill and together Did he by any chance have a part in our fail ure to provide a corridor from the American zone into Berlin a fail ure which cost the United States untold millions of dollars and more than a few human lives dur ing the extended airlift Alger Hiss was in the state de partment at the time American policy in China was being slanted against Chiang Kaishek and to ward the communists who subse quently took over Somebody poisoned American foreign policy against Chiang Was it Alger Hiss Was it Alger Hiss and Owen Lat timore Alger Hiss was 2nd in command at San Francisco in 1945 when the United Nations was born Did he by any chance use his influence to give Russia her opportunity to throw big boulders in the path o that world organization for inter national amity It Mustnt Be Repeated In the light of these very real possibilities in the case of a man who stands convicted of selling his country down the river its much easier to understand the extrem ists on the side of vigilance at this time than it is to understand those who bristle at the very suggestion of a loyalty check Back in the 20s we heard much about the socalled red hunts conductedby an attorney general named A Mitchell Palmer Liber als ridiculed him no end They said there werent enough com munists in America to wad a shot gun During those years of course there was no recognition for the communist government in Moscow That recognition didnt come until 1933 And with the recognition came a policy of resolving our doubts in favor of Russian motives This policy was very much strained during the time that Rus sia was waging an unprovoked war against Finland and buddying up to Adolf Hitler But after Rus sia was attacked by Germany and after our country was drawn into the war the program for Ameri canRussian understanding was really stepped up Embarrassing Editorial It would be my guess that at least 9 out of 10 American edi this one most as some point along the line wrote editorials calling atten tion to the fact that Russia and America were allies in the war against a common enemy Hitler Heres one sentiment that was re peated over and over again Russias fighting force is killing Germans Every German killed by Russian means one less German to be killed by an American It was on this theory that our government with almost universal CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AP Wircphoto REDS TAKE Francis Schweinler right gets a prod in ribs by Ed Davis left and Bill Reindfleish Mosinee Wis Legion members acting as Red troops Monday with beginning of Communist Day He was ousted and The Red publication for the distributed Iowa Traffic Toll Leaps to 147 Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight weekend traffic all of them on Friday and Satur Iowas 1950 toll to 147 compared with 136 at the same time a year ago Saturday night victims were Hugh Hutton Batavia whose body was found pinned under his car at a road intersection near Richland Adolph Juva 50 Waterloo pack inghouse employe who died of in juries suffered when he accident ally stepped in front ofa city bus RoyLDe Gree 33 of TJaven port killed in a carpedestrian ac cident George A Dickinson 76 Davenport real estate man was neld on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with De Grees death Other weekend traffic victims included R G Gorman 27 Max well Robert J King 23 Waverly Ned ONeil Brown 30 Guthrie Center Marilyn Maxwell 17 Maxwell and James Gilbert Mor ton Glenclale Cal Mr and Mrs Ernest Rae for mer Des Moines residents died as the result of an accident near St Louis Friday night Mrs Rae 66 died at the scene of the accident her husband 65 died Sunday at St Louis hospital Both were graduates of Simp son college at Indianola Rae owned the National Lightning Fioc Co at St Louis They were en route to their farm near Frisco Mo when their car was in a col lision with another automobile Stalin in Standard MayDay Review Past Lenins Tomb While U S Parades Too BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Generalissimo Stalin reviewed thousands of cheering Russians Monday in a mammoth May Day parade celebrat ng International Labor day The communist slogans in VIoscows Red square were echoed around the world from ense and divided Berlin to distant Burma The eyes of the world howJ nsurrection in Wisconsin CIO Claims Chrysler act Is Still Disputed Berliners Jeer But No Riots Jell Communist Rally Heavily Guarded by Peoples Police By THOMAS A REEDY Berlin of thou sands of Berliners jeered each other across sectoi barriers in this tense divided city Monday during rival eastwest May day celebra tions There were sporadic flare ups but police of both sides kept Resume Talk in Telephone Threat them from turning into riots Some 13000 west German po ever turned anxiously toward Berlin where nearly a million people converged to hold rival communist and anticommunist demonstrations Tough west Ber in police were quick to suppress early scattered clashes and inci dents East Berlin police in their soviet sector also were out in force Moscow the capital of all com muniststyle May day celebra tions was engulfed in a sea of red bunting A military pa r a d e marched past Lenins tomb and Stalins reviewing stand Over head roared Moscows most spec tacular peacetime display of soviet aerial power led by Stalins son Lieut Gen Vassili Stalin May day established as inter national labor day by the socialist international at Paris in 1889 since has been traditionally cele brated throughout Europe But in the United States where Labor day is designated as the 1st Mondayin September May 1 this year was observed generally as an anticommunist counter demonstration Mosinee Wis had the most elaborate show with the Ameri can Legion staging a mock com munist insurrection in which they rounded up city officials just be fore claWn and took over newspa pers banks stores imd other pub lic activities for one day Wiscon sin communists distributed copies of the Daily Worker Sunday scof fing at the idea lice backed up by 8000 specially alerted western allied troops kept affairs in the west sector in hand while an estimated 750000 Ger mans cheered speakers lambasting Russia and communism A few blocks away thousands of east Berliners converged on the tustgarten for the communist ral ly a demonstration organized from start to finish and heavily guarded by communist sector peoples po lice Riot Threatens At one point anticommunist demonstrators at Potsdamer Platz oegan surging toward the Russian sector border despite efforts of west Berlin police to keep them in check At the Brandenburg gate some of the demonstrators began shouting insults at the communist controlled east Berlin police call ing them the black S S and communist pigs The west said they appeared to be led by young roughhouse elements who have been throwing stones at east sector po lice Allied reporters said the east Berlin police showed re straint merely dodging the stones without even drawing their clubs Rioters Dispersed After this incident west Ber lin demonstrators seized 2 east sector civilians and beat them se verely One of the victims was a photographer West Berlin police reserves answering a riot alarm dispersed the unruly elements Tieuo By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The immediately threatened nationwide tieup of telephone service was averted early Mon day by agreement of the striking maintenance and installation men to resume negotiations The action ended at least tem porarily the weeklong strike of 10000 members of division 6 of the CIO Communications Workers of America only 4 hours before they were scheduled to set up picket lines at telephone ex changes in 43 states It was the picket line rather than the strike itself that was ex pected to hobble service It was believed that most of the 230000 other union telephone workers would refuse to cross picket lines to their jobs Tobey Wants to Police Gambling Calls Washington To bey RN H said Monday the American Telephone and Tele graph company hasnt done a damn thing to stop bigtime gamblers from conducting busi ness by long distance telephone But the companys attorney S Whitney Landon denied the ac cusation and said telephone com panies do not have the responsi bility of policing the gambling world Furthermore he said it would be dangerous for a telephone company to assume the function of law enforcement1 Landon said the A T and T MidContinent Air on New Schedule Mid Continents new airline schedule went into effect Monday Flight No 41 southbound from Minneapolis will leave Mason City at a m instead of a m Flight No 40 northbound to Min neapolis will leave Mason City at a m instead of a m Flight No 57 southbound from Minneapolis will leave Mason City at p jninstead of p m Flight No 52 northbound to Min neapolis will leave Mason City at p m instead of p m has denied private line service to gamblers and bookmakers and is cooperating in every way possi ble with local law enforcement agencies to halt illegal use of tele phones He testified before a senate commerce subcommittee studying a bill designed to ban movement of gambling information across state lines Tobey said the company had taken out single line service but you havent done a damn thing to stop these people from making calls Earlier Senator Kefauver D visitor at the said Landon had not made much of a case of cooperation with lo cal authorities in shutting off horse race news to bookies IOWA TREASURY BALANCE DCS Moines state treas ury balance of about on June 30 1951 is indi cated the Iowa Taxpayers asso ciation said Monday The organ ization emphasized that this is not a prediction it is not an esti mate it deals vith existing and known figures and is a projec tion MRS VANDENBERG ILL Washington Mrs Arthur H Vandenberg wife of Michigans senior senator was reported in serious condition in Georgetown University hospital Monday Generals Confer at MacNiders Four portant generals who had im oles in the Pacific theater Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night Increasj ing cloudiness and warmer Tuesday rain showers by Tues day afternoon Low Monday night 36 High Tuesday 64 Iowa Cloudy Monday night with low 35 northeast 42 southwest Cloudy and warmer entire state Tuesday with high 60 and 68 Showers likely in soutrnvest and extreme west Tuesday Further outlook Cloudy Tuesday night with showers spreading over state Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 Cloudy and mild Wednesday with showers over most of state High fi5 Clearing and cooler Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy and cold again Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy and warmer with showers likelyextreme south west Low Monday night 25 north and around 32 south High Tuesday 52 north 58 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum of World war II relived experi ences of the past and conferred on plans for the future at the home of Maj Gen and Mrs Hanforcl MacNider in ivlctson CiLy this weekend From left are Gen MacNider commander of the Bushmasters in the Pacific and commander of the 103rd Infantry Reserves Maj Gen Lester J Whitlock assistant chief of staff general headquarters southwest acific and now commnndinif eneral of the 10th Mountain di 41 27 38 trace 78 54 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 35 30 51 74 42 vision Fort Riley Kans Lt Gen Stephen J Chamberlin who was iii charge of operations and plan ning in the Pacific and now com manding general of the 5th army with general headquarters in Chicago and Maj Gen Leif J Svcrdrup St Louis in charge of engineering and construction for the Pacific theater and now com manding general of the 102nd In fantry division of the organized reserves Gen Sverdrup accompanied by Mrs Sverdrup flew here in the generals DC3 with Dewey Young as pilot and Vern Portncr copilot Gen Sverdrup and Gen Mac Nider discussed plans for their division summer training program in Camp McCoy this summer While Gen Svcrdrup had known the Mason Cityan since they served together in War I Gen Chamberlin and Gen Whitlock first met Gen MacNider in Aus tralia in January 1942 when the first plans were laid for the of fensive against Japan All 4 gen erals were and are great admirers of Gen Douglas MacArthur Gen Chamberlin who was ac companied here by Mrs Cham berlin as commanding general of the 5th army has charge of all army operations in 13 north cen tral states He had complete charge of all American and Cana dian troops participating in the recent extensive arctic maneuvers A group of Mason Cityans were given an opportunity to meet the visiting generals and their wives at a buffet lunch Sunday noon at the Hotel Hanford where they were given an example of Mnnager Ernest Kuhns famous cuisine Blames Drinking for Knifing Spree on Train Newton Kans UR A young Missouri Negros only explanation Monday for knifing a sleeping girl on a train and beating a baby sit ter in Newton was that hed been drinking Newton Police Chief C H Sher man said that a 20 year old berserk Negro Joseph Moore of Richmond Mo slashed the throat of 21 year old Florence Howard of Detroit Miss Howard was sleeping in her chair aboard a Santa Fe train while it was standing in the New ton station Sunday Witnesses said the Negro ran from the coach and disappeared An hour later police were in formed that baby sitter Edith Hirshberter 16 was beaten as she slept on a divan Moore was captured as he tried to start a truck in front of the home of 55 year old Otis Hayes Hearing the motor start Hayes rushed out with a shotgun When Moore disregarded his warnings to halt he fired striking the Negro in the back Moore was treated in a hospital and then was taken to jail Police said he admitted both attacks Executive Says Strike Near Settled Reuther Denies Agreement Reached 144000 Idle BY NORMAN NICHOLSON Detroit high company official said Monday that verbal agreement has been reached on all points to settle the Chrysler strike but the CIO United Auto Workers declared issues still were in dispute Herman L Weckler Chrysler vice president and general man ager said only contract language was preventing a return to work of the 89000 strikers UAW President Walter P Reuther promptly denied this There still are unresolved is sues the tired union leader de UP OPERATES WITH SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL New York Press dispatches flowed around the world on schedule Monday despite a telegraphers strike called for the purpose of par alyzing UPs farflung com munications system The com pany had refused to grant wage increases which anarbitrator bad held to be unjustified Supervisory employes from other departments manned tel egraph instruments and sent news across the United States and to clients abroad when members of the Commercial Telegraphers union AFL walked off their jobs at night Sunday Mpndaj 7 wave transmitters were com bined so that 1 operator was able to send copy simultaneous ly to South America Europe LatinAmerica India and the midEast clared The union prefers to work for a solution of these issues rather than engage in a propa Miss from Howard hospital was after released neck wound had been dressed The baby sitter suffered bruises and cuts on her head Several of her teeth also were knocked out 2 Injured in Crash in City Roland Kramer and Fred E Wander Jr 29 both of Mason City were taken to Park hospital Saturday night with injuries suf fered in a crash at the intersection of 9th and Washington at 6 p m Kramer going east in a car driv en by Wander collided with one driven by Floyd Z Jacobson go ing south at the intersection Kramer suffered cuts on the left eyelid and above the left eye and abrasions on the right forehead and right knee police reported Wander suffered a bruised left arm and right knee according to police OKAY HAWAII NOW Washington of Interior Chapman told a senate committee Monday There is no valid reason why Hawaii should not be admitted to the union now ganda war with Mr Weckler Wecklers statement that the long and costly strike was near ing an end came after more than 46 hours of grueling do or die bargaining to end the 97day strike The agreement when in final form will include a month pensions for the 89000 striking workers and a hospitalmedical insurance program believed the best in the automotive industry Although haggard and bleary eyed bargainers gave no indica tion of quitting until a contract is born in the littered smoky con ference rooms The strike second longest in automotive history has idled more than 14000 persons includ ing the strikers across the nation It has cost production of more than 450000 cars and trucks Harvester Cancels Contract Mediation Chicago International Harvester company called off a scheduled contract meeting with tho Farm Equipment Workers union Monday because it said of 2 wildcat strikes The Farm EquipmentUnited Electrical Workers an indepen dent union has representation in 11 of the companys plants The union claims to represent 40000 workers in the plants but the company says the work force in these plants is only 28244 and that other unions represent some of the employes pliolo SAME Black flag meani traffic death In I Hours Navy Sub Program Gets House Okay Washington house armed services committee Monday approved vvilnout a dissenting vote a bill to let the navy start work on a modernization program including construction of an atomicpowered submarine The bill cleared the committee after Adin Forrest P Sherman chief of naval opcratiosn told the lawmakers the navy hopes to com plete its atomic submarine in 3 years Sherman also testified without elaboration that the navy has guided primar ily for use against enough to be installed aboard ship right now The modernization program would give the navy 112 neyvVes sels Another 30 ships be converted to new uses including a heavy cruiser t obe changed over at a cost of into a guid ed missile launcher ;