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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 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 Pull Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 2 1950 This Paper Consists of Two No 173 Florida Faces Crisis in Election Alabama Tests States Right Strength in Vote BY UNITED PRESS A heavy early vote was re corded Tuesday in hotly contest ed primary elections in Florida Alabama Ohio and Indiana From first reports it ap peared that some 2350000 votes will be cast for party nominees for 3 seats in the sen ate 49 in the house of repre sentatives and 2 governorships By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida democrats decide Tues day a primary election attracting national interest in whether Sen ator Claude Pepper can win re nomination over Rep George Smathers The veteran Pepper carried into the deciding day a record of sup porting almost all the Truman fair deal program Smathers 36 hasbeen accusing Pepper of dodg ing the fair employment practices commission issue and of being too frimdly with redtinged organi zationsN Pepper has in turn blasted the Smathers camp for circulating dirty vile literature trying to discredit me Test States Righters The democratic primary in Ala bama test of states righters 1950 with Floridas as deep south at pullers that overshad owed primaries in Ohio and In diana In both Florida and Ala bama the primary winners were certain of election in November In the 4 states nominations are being made for 3 senate 49 house and 2 governors seats Alabama Give Pulitzer Prize to Best ifi News Field GlobeGazette photo CLEANUP PAINTUP annual CleanUp PaintUp and FixUp week in Mason City got under way with the Junior Chamber of Commerce scrubbing the sidewalk on Federal avenue at the time of the ManontheStreet program Monday noon Junior Chamber members taking part in the scrubbing and the KGLO broadcast were Jerry Alderman Ralph Shelton Steve Stahl Wally Christensen Henry Hvattum and Bob Eichenberger Mason City residents have been asked to complete the check lists which are being distributed by school children Cleaning up is part of the fire preven tion program of the Mason CityCerro Gordo Safety council it was pointed out in an interview by H C Brown chairman and In Alabama 158 persons are running for 72 places on the state democratic committee which will control the Alabama party ma chinery for the next 4 years Of these 92 say they favor re turning to the national democratic party organization 59 want to stick with the states rights group where Alabamas presidential vote went in 1948 1 entry is claimed by both sides and 6 by neither Wants Regular Party Senator Lister Hill s e e k in g democratic renomination has been in the forefront of the fight to return the Alabama organization to the national party Hill is opposed in the primary by Lawrence McNeil Former Navy Gapt John Crommelin who figured jn ihe battle over unifica tion has announced he will con test the winner in November run ning as an independent In the north interest centers on Ohio where derriocrats are picking a November opponent for Senator Robert A Taft from a 7 man field Taft has no opposition in the republican primary NO MORE ELIMINATIONS Des Moines of State Melvin D Synhorst said Tuesday the indications are there will be ho more disqualifications of candidates for the June 5 pri mary election except on evidence produced by outside sources MARAGON SENTENCED Washington t Mara gon a onetime hangeron around the white house was sentenced Tuesday to serve 8 months to 2 years in jail for lying criminally to senate investigators Long Struggle in Chrysler Fuss Continues Detroit UR Mediators re cessed Chrysler strike negotia tions briefly at 4 a m EST Tuesday after nearly 62hours of nonstop talks and said bargain ers havent made the progress we had hoped for Federal Conciliator E Sconyers scheduled separate meetings of the corporation and the CIO United Auto Workers late Tuesday We havent made the progress we had hoped for and expected many hours before the red eyed mediator said This settle ment is many hours overdue Everyone is exhausted and a few hours sleep may help things along Im at the point of exhaus tion myself Sconyers refused to comment on progress during the last 24 hours of the marathon talks The bespectacled balding mediator has had only2 siiice 2 a m Saturday when the record session started Observers praised him for keeping the bitter bar gainers together throughout the wearying talks Mosinee Reds Are Loyal After Days Mock Revolution BY ARTHUR BYSTROM Mosinee Wis AP Mosinee became loyal Americans again Tuesday their 1day mock revolu tion at an end But while they went back to preparing for belated trout fishing trips and other everyday activity their mayor lay critically ill in a Wausau hospital Just as the town was about be delivered from communist dictatorship Monday night Mayor Ralph Kronenwetter 49 was stricken He was rushed from the village park to his home where a Catholic priest administered the final rites of his church A physician de clared his condition critical Later he was taken to StMarys hospital at Wausau Dr R E Shannon said the may or had suffered a cerebral hemor rhage brought about by a com bination of the excitement attend ant to the May day program and his high blood pressure The phy Link Seen in Racing News KC Underworld Washington fP Officials of the nations biggest racing news service Tuesday denied a federal grand jury report that they supply racing news for distribution in Kansas City Mo General Manager Thomas F Kelly and Accountant Joseph M said it might be severalI Leb it testified Bunder oath that the days before it would be possible to Continental Press Service of determine whether Kronenwetter Cleveland Ohio has no clients in Kansas City Both appeared before a senate commerce subcommittee considering a bill to ban transmis sion of g am b 1 i ng information Bradley Asks Congress Keep Draft Alive Washington Omar N Bradley Tuesday asked congress to keep the draft law alive be cause as far as he can see there has been no letup in the aggressive extension of communism toward its goal of world domination The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff was the first witness as the house armed services reopened hearings on proposals to extend the draft It is due to expire June would recover Took Enthusiastic Fart Mayor Kronenwetter had par ticipated actively in the red in vasion staged as an object les son by the Wisconsin department of the American Legion He was the 1st to be arrested by Legionnaires acting as secur ity police troops They routed him early Monday and 24 ROB NASHVILLE BANK Nashville Tenn gun men held up the LaFayette street branch of the Third National bank here Tuesday and escaped with between and Weather Report Mason City Cloudy with occasion al brief showers and slowly ris ing temperatures through Wednesday Low Tuesday night 44 High Wednesday 55 Iowa Cloudy and warmer with occasional showers Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 44 to 48 Wednesday partly cloudy with occasional showers warm er extreme west Winds shifting to southwest in west portion Wednesday High Wednesday 52 to 58 east 58 to 65 west Furth er outlook Fair Wednesday night and most of Thursday Low Wednesday night 40 to 46 High Thursday 62 to 65 Next period of showers indicated Thursday night and Friday JtfinnesoU Rain and snow north and occasional rain south por tion with slowly rising tempera tures Tuesday night Wednesday cloudy with occasional rain Low Tuesday night 3236 north 3640 eouth High Wednesday 3642 north 4550 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 54 Minimum 36 At 8 a m 42 TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 Speaking of recent events such as the Baltic plane incident Brad ley said the situation frankly gives us little cause for comfort and little excuse for delay Certainly it does not support discontinuing the selective service act Bradley said he hoped his state ment would not be taken as war mongering It is merely a summing up of what has been said in the newspa pers he added Rep Arends RI11 asked him whether world conditions are worse today than they were when Bradley advocated draft extension earlier this year Bradley replied that if indi vidual events are not worse the accumulation of them makes con ditions worse We think the accumulation points toward a very bad situa tion he said At the outset Chairman Vinson DGa recommended the com mittee approve a 2year extension of the draft but leave to congress the power to say when anybody would be inducted or any industry seized under the law At present the defense depart ment can call men up for service at any time However there have been no draft inductions since January 1949 out of bed rustled him from the house clad only in pa jamas and a bathrobe Kronenwetter anxious to co operate reenacted the scene several times for the benefit of news photographers and newsreel cameramen The day of oppression ended with a giant fire in the park All traces of Mondays Mayday dem onstration went up in the blaze Residents not knowing of their mayors condition threw in red flags that had flown above mu nicipal buildings business houses and schools Into the flames also went red ration cards and creden tials that residents were forced to carry Coup Successful All who took part pronounced the mock coup a success Charles O Larson of Port Washington state Legion com mander said the days activity was verysatisfactory but a mild demonstration of totalitarianism It has been the purpose of the Legion to depict life under communism so that you who live in Mosinee could experience the difference of life under commu nism and living in our beloved democracy he said while the flames crackled in the park How do the people of Mosinee feel about their day A millworker and former serv iceman The invasion opened my eyes I was lukewarm to the whole thing until I saw Sunday how seriously all the newspaper people regarded this threat I realize now we must wake up across state lines A federal grand jury reported Saturday that racing news is brought into Kansas City by Con tinental and distributed by the Standard News Service to bookies doing an a year busi ness City and state officials in testi mony have identified Continental as the chief distributor of racing news used by the nations bookies as the major link in big time gambling on races Kelly who is from Chicago has called those accusations slander ous and libelous He and Lebit defended Continental as a legiti mate enterprise operating entirely within the law Lebit told the committee that Continental did a gross business last year distributing horse race news throughout the United States Against that Lebit said Con tinental had operating costs of and paid more than in federal taxes The sale of this news by the Continental Press Service is legal everywhere it is sold Lebit testi fied Unquestionably book makers as well as other members South Pacific Named Top Original American Play New York Pacific the smash hit Broadway musical won the 1950 Pulitzer prize Mon day as the best original American playt of the past year The drama award was one of 13 similar honors handed down by the prize committee for achieve ment in newspaper work letters and music The prizes were announced by President Dwight D Eisenhower of Columbia university South Pacific the latest suc cess of Composer Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammertsein II is an adaptation of James A Mitcheners book Tales of the South Pacific which won a Pulitzer prize of its own for fiction in 1948 Left by Will The prizes which carry grants of each to the individual win ners have been given for the last 33 years under the will of the late newspaper publisher Joseph Pu litzer The 1950 prize for fiction went to A B Guthrie for his bestsell ing historical novel The Way West The prize for meritorious public service by a newspaper was split this year between the Chicago Daily News and the St Louis Pogt Dispatch for their joint stories re vealing the presence of 51 Illinois newspapermen on the state pay roll The articles were written by George Thiem and Roy J Harris The prize for the newspapers is a gold medal instead of cash The other prizes were Distinguished reporting of na tional O Guthman of the Seattle Times for his stories that cleared Prof Melvin Rader of the Universityof Washington of charges of communism after a state investigation Crime Story Wins Local Berger of the New York Times for his re porting of the neighborhood pistol slayings of Howard Unruh berserk war veteran at Camden N J last September International Stevens of the Christian Science Monitor for the series This is Editorial M Saun ders editor of the Jackson Mich CitizenPatriot for his editorial that led congress to designate Me morial day as a day of prayer for peace T Berryman of the Washington Star His car toon All Set for a SuperSecret Session a congressional committee hearing scene sur rounded by a forest of micro phones television cameras and other symbols of publicity News Crouch of the Oakland Tribune for his ac tion shot of a stunting plane bare ly missing a huge B29 bomber over a California field Negro Poetess A Negro poetess Miss Gwen dolyn Brooks of Chicago won the award for verse with her Annie Allen a story of Negro life in a combination of ballad form and modern idiom The prize for music went to GianCarlo Menotti Italianborn composer of modern opera whose prizewinning production The Consul is a new Broadway sell out Lattimore Disclaims He Was Communist Labels Senator a Policy Risk AP Wirephoto MASON CITY CHILDHOOD and Mrs Thomas Edward Lester are honeymooning Tuesday in Glendale Calif following their marriage at Angelus Temple Lester and his bride the former Mrs Frank Fellows were schoolday sweethearts in Mason City They had not seen each other for 58 years Hes 75 she is 70 Both widowed they renewed their friendship with cards last Christmas and married last week The bride whose husband Frank Fellows died in Mason City in 1946 to Glendale 3 years ago Lesters wife died last year and he moved to Glendale from Minneapolis RB Irons School Head for 1 7 Years Dies at Home A special Pulitzer award the annual traveling scholarship to an art student found the most promising and deserving went to Leonard Everett Fisher of Brook lyn of the public are interested in ob taining this news at theearliest possible moment Soft Shoulder Fatal to Ames Driver GHdden URVGeorge McCoy 50 Ames was killed instantly east of here early Tuesday when his car hit a soft shoulder and rolled over on a curve He was decapi tated Irvin Brown 31 also of Ames was a passenger in McCoys car but escaped injury U S OUTGO ABOVE INTAKE Washington govern ment spent more than it took in during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year the treasury reported Tues day That deficit is expected to bedoubled by the years end June 30 RAIL CONDUCTORS MEET Chicago the na tions oldest rail labor bodies the Order of Railway Conductors an independent union was holding its national convention here Mrs Edith B Clark Ottumwa la is president of the auxiliary No Progress Reported on UP Operators Strike New York Media tor J R Mandelbaum continued unavailingly Monday night his ef forts to settle a wage dispute be tween the United Press and the Commercial Telegraphers union Two hundred and thirty U P telegraph printer operators walked out at midnight Sunday Mandelbaum said A U P spokesman said that the U P of fer of a wage increase made in order to avert a strike is being withdrawn since it failed in its purpose The union then held a long session to discuss this move The CTU decided to retaliate by rein stating all of the original 14 de mands which it was willing at one time to forego if it could get a acrosslheboard increase HISS DISBARRED New York Hiss for mer high state department official convicted of perjury was dis barred Tuesday from practicing law in New York state Unruly Spring Will Cut Oats Report Says Des Moines Unseasonable spring weather may result in a re duction of the acreage planned this year for Iowas oats crop the state weather and crop bulletin re R B Irons superintendent of the Mason City schools for 17 years died suddenly at his home 825 2nd S W about 10 p m Monday He had been retired since his resignation in June 1947 Mr Iroris during whose ad ministration an extensive mod ernization program was carried out in the Mason City schools left one of the best recognized school systems in this area Mason City schools have for many years enjoyed a top bracket ranking with the state and with the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary schools Came in 1930 Mr Irons came to Mason City in 1930 from Winona Minn to take the position of sujjeiinten dent of schools held previously by F T Vasey One of the outstanding achieve ments during his administration of the Mason City schools was the establishment of the 633 system 6 elementary grades 3 grades in the junior high school and 3 in the high school This system made it possible to relieve the congestion in the high school building by putting the 9th grade together with the 7th and 8th in the enlarged junior high school system Remodeling Program This program included the re modeling enlarging and modern izing of the Monroe school and the construction of the Roosevelt junior high school building Other important developments during his administration includ ed ported Tuesday The bulletin said that rain snow sleet and nightly freezes during the last week caused fur ther delay in the spring work pro gram Seeding of oats has not been completed and due to the lateness of the season and the possibility of future hot weather curtailing the yield it is not likely that all of the oats acreage will be planted the report said It was estimated that oats seed ing was around 95 per cent com plete on April 29 This compared with 91 per cent in 1947 During the earlier year farmers increased their soybean acreage and a simi lar result is expected this year especially in view of corn acreage quotas The state department of agri culture said that only 60 per cent of spring plowing has been com pleted in the northern 4 of the state and is not much further ad vanced elsewhere Winter wheat has made a favorable growth in most of the state Erection of the Music hall the first building of its kind in the country devoted exclusively to teaching of instrumental music Erection of a new modern Grant school building to replace the old structure on the same lo cation Remodeling of the Garfield school into a modern building Expansion of the athletic plant including the baseball field Making plans for an extensive enlargement of the Hardin school Born in Indiana Mr Irons was born Feb 7 1884 in Montgomery county Indiana the son of Mr and Mrs Thoma W Irons He received his B A degree at Wabash college Craw fordsville Ind and his MA de gree at Columbia University Ney York City He also attended Chi cago university On Dec 29 1909 Mr Irons wa married to Frances Lambert a Crawfordsville He began his school career as i high school teacher at Aberdeen S Dak He served as principal o the high school at Huron S Dak superintendent of the publi schools at Rapid City S Dak an superintendent of the publi schools at Winona Minn befor coming to Mason City In Organizations Mr Irons was a member of th First Congregational church th R B IRONS Hotary club of which he was a jast president Harding lodge of he Masons the Walt Whitman club Phi Gamma Delta fraternity md the National Education as ociation Surviving are his wife a son Robert B Irons Jr Green Bay Wis and 3 daughters Mrs Ken leth Neu Mason City Mrs Sam uel Lane Rock Island 111 and Mary Elizabeth Irons at home Five grandchildren Samual K ane Jr Susan Lambert Lane Vlary Eleanor Neu Robert B rons III and Emily Frances frons and 2 brothers Claude W Irons and John Irons Crawfords ville Ind also survive He was preceded in death by his parents Funeral services will be held at 4 p m Wednesday at the Major Memorial chapel with the Rev Peter Jansen pastor of the First Congregational church officiating Interment will be at Crawfords Soys McCarthy Not Supported by Evidence Washington Latti more declared under oath Tues day that charges he was a com munist and Russias top spy are not supported by a shred of evi dence perjured or Lattimore called Senator Mc Carthy his chief accuser clearly a bad policy risk and tore into the Wisconsin republicans back ground He alluded to official cri ticism of McCarthys conduct as a state judge and asserted difficul ties over wartime income tax re turns As for exCommunist Louis Bu swore high communist officials regarded Lattimore as a communist termed him a a plain old fashioned liar or a pathological liar Of Freda Utley who said only Monday that if Lattimore a communist he acts like one the witness said An equally strong case can be made that Utley her self for a time followed the com munist line long after she says that she ceased to be a communist and that she subsequently followed the nazi line Iattimores 2nd Trip Lattimore far eastern affairs expert and Johns Hopkins univer sity professor hit back in sworn testimony to the senate foreign re lations subcommittee investigating McCarthys charges that the state department is harboring a lot of communists and red sympathizers It was Lattimores 2nd trip to the witness stand and he said again I have never been a member of the communist party or sub scribed to a conspiracy to over throw and subvery established government When Lattimore testified the first time on April 6 it was to deny as contemptible lies Mc Carthys charge that he is Rus sias No 1 espionage agent in this country Also at that time Lattimore challenged McCarthy to produce any witness who would swear he wasTav up with Bu denz who editor of the Daily Worker until he re nounced communism in 1945 Bu denz swore he had been told that Lattimore was a member of a communist cell and that the party leaders had disciplinary power over him Referring to Budenz Tuesday Lattimore told the committee The screen of lies behind which he disguised his lack of in formation is very thin indeed In terming McCarthy a bad policy risk Lattimore turned back on the senator a phrase which McCarthy had applied to Latti more Then he added I do not of course enjoy being vilified by anybody even by a motley crew of crackpots pro fessional informers hysterics and excommunists who McCarthy would have you believe represent ville Ind The Major funeral home is in charge CONTRACT AWARD TO TEXAS Iowa City Texas Con struction Co of Dallas has been awarded a contract for for construction of concrete out let gates on the earthen Coralville dam The dam Is located across the Iowa river north of Iowa City The award was announced here by Col H K Howell army area engineer sound Americanism Says Record Speaks My life and works speak for themselves Unlike McCarthy I have never beencharged with a violation of the laws of the United States or the ethics of my pro fession I have never been accused as McCarthy has been of income tax evasion of the destruction of records that were in my official custody or of improperly using an official position for the pur pose of advancing my own for tunes political or otherwise After a call at the white house last week Publisher William T Evjue of the Madison Wis Cap ital Times told newsmen he had given President Truman a report on McCarthys background in cluding A recommendation by the Wis consin state board of bar commis sioners that McCarthy be dis barred because he did not resign his state circuit judgeship while running for the senate in 1946 The state supreme court took note of the recommendation but noth ing came of it SAME means 4calk in pot 21 Hcmri Charge Old Man With Auto Death Davenport A Dickinson 76 has been bound over to district court on a charge of leaving the scene of an acci dent The charge was filed in connection with the death Satur day night of L De Gree 33 Dav enport who was struck by a car as he walked along the highway WATCH FOR ESCAPEE Fort Madison Law en forcement authorities Tuesday were on the lookout for John Burris 54 who walked away from the prison farm at the Iowa state penitentiary Monday ;