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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press FulJ Lease Wires Five Cents t Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 5 1950 MINNESOTA Spoonor EAST f ARMINCTON AP Wirephoto WHERE AIR FORCE PLANS SECRET INSTALLATIONS on map locate approximate locations of 4 secret installations planned by the air force in Wisconsin Min nesota and Iowa The Mason City area has been selected as a point of operation in the probable nationwide radar defense network although it was indicated in Washing ton Thursday that the actual installation would be near Waverly Tracking Device Added to Jet Planes Employing Radar BY MAX BOYD Washington air force is equipping late model jet fighters with new automatic devices which will track enemy bombers through night skies or bad weather shoot them down then bring the pilot home for a landing Officials said this whole family of robots is being installed in its new interceptors meet problems posed by the development of highspeed bomb ers and atomic weapons The growing speedof the bomb ers gives defending fighters less time to climb to meet them and the enormous destructive power of the Abomb makes it more impor Weather Report FORECAST tant than ever to destroy the bombers before they reach the target Radar to Help Radar to help fighter pilots find attacking planes at night was in corporated in pistonengine inter ceptors used during World war II But the air force says these planes do not have the performance need ed today while faster turbojet fighters do not yet possess the radar essential to allweather op erations Into the new models it says are going provisions for automatic flight automatic tracking of the enemy automatic firing and auto matic approach to a landing after the battle After taking off the pilot will be guided by a ground radar net work to the area where his planes radar can pick up the enemy There the automatic devices will take over putting the interceptor on the correct course to close with the bomber and firing its weapons at the right moment Pilot Takes Over Tn case the robots fail or things happen that they arent prepared to meet the pilot will lend a hand He also will have plenty of work to do in the last stage of the land ing approach In addition to robots increased armament is going into the new models to increase their chances of destroying bombers once contact is made Mason City Clearing and quite cold Friday night with ligh freeze Saturday fair and cool Low Friday night 32 High Sat urday 45 to 50 Iowa Strong shifting winds and turning much cooler Frida night Clearing Friday night Light freeze northwest Low Friday night 30 to 35 northwesl around 35 southwest 38 to 4 east Saturday fair and coole with high 45 to 50 west 50 to 5 east Winds diminishing slowly Friday night becoming westerly 2030 mph Saturday Further outlook Low Sunday morning 34 to 38 Increasing cloudiness and warmer Sunday with high Sunday 60 to 65 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average from 3 to 7 degrees below normal in the next 5 days Normal high 67 to 74 Normal low 44 to 48 Cooler Saturday Rising trend Sunday and Monday Cooler again Wednesday Precipitation will average from of an inch to an inch and a half occurring as showers or thunderstorms Dewey Soys Demos Are Aiding Spies Administration Waits to Tee Off on McCarthy BY JACK BELL Washington sound and ury of political debate over the communistsingovernment issue lit a new peak Friday with re publicans launching fresh attacks on the administration Senator Wherry of Nebraska he GOP floor leader pinned the ssue to the timetable of a western whistlestop tour President Tru man begins Sunday Wherry noted that the president agreed to open state department oyalty files to senators investi gating charges by Senator Mc Carthy RWis that the agency s a haven for communists and said He did it only because he could not face the people with his argument for secrecy Dewey Speaks Again Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York the 1948 GOP presidential nominee added his voice to the republican chorus of criticism for the administration In a New York speech Thurs day night Dewey accused the Semocrats of tolerating spies traitois and sex offenders in gov ernment Discussing the attitudes the 2 major political parties Dewey declared One big difference is that we republicans believe in keeping our political promises and we keep them faithfully Another difference is that we really believe spies and traitors belong in jail We also believe that sex of fenders and the like should be in prisons or mental hospitals and not in any part of the federal gov ernment We believe that state elections should be decided by a vote of the people and not by stolen paper ballots or by the pistols of gun men in Kansas City clubhouses No Perjury Convictions We believe in honest govern ment and I am happy to say that no associates in my office have been convicted of perjury The last was an obvious refer ence to Alger Hiss former state department official who was con victed of lying to a grand jury in connection with charges that he passed secret documents to a communist courier This Paper at Two No 17S Truman Releases Loyalty Papers on 81 McCarthy Reports ltrs Enough n Friday night Monday Wednesday Minnesota Clearing and and Friday with a night becoming windy cooler light freeze south por Plymouth Girl Wins Mention in Contest Hunchis of Plymouth was awarded honorable mention in the statewide essay contest of which were an nounced Friday Subject of the es say Hire the Handicapped Its Good Business HUBBARD OKAYS BOND Hubbard ff Voters in the Hubbard independent school dis trict have approved a bond issue to build an addition to the school Vote on the issue was 265 to 20 The addition will house a kitchen and dining room home economics training facilities farm shop and school bus garage tion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and windy cooler southeast Low Friday night 30 35 High Saturday 3642 north 4248 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 62 Democrats held their fire but it was apparent it was only a temporary pause on their part un til they can tee off on McCarthy on the senate floor again Mon day The senate had a full days work on its hands Thursday dis posing of foreign aid legislation and wont meet Saturday Governor Defends Use of Pictures Says He Paid DCS Moines William S Beardsley and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jessie Parker said Friday the governors pic tures sent to Iowa schools re cently were paid for by the gov ernor Miss Parker issued a prepared statement in answer to a question from Democratic Publicity Direc tor Frank Moorhead as to whether state money was being used to send the pictures and advance the candidacy of Gov William S Bearsley for reelection Miss Parker said the idea to send Bearsleys schools came 77 63 67 16 of an inch SEEKS DAMAGES West Union a suit on file in district court here Fred D Smith seeks damages from the BremerFayette con solidated school district for about 4 acres of land it condemned for use as a playground and athletic field GlobeGazette photo AT COMMERCIAL TEACHERS writers were turned backwards Friday as upwards of 200 commercial teachers gathered in Mason City for the Central Commercial Teachers association Pictured here are seated Mrs Madeline S Strony New York educa tional director of the Gregg Publishing company and Ward R Hamilton of the Hamilton School of Commerce Mason City host to the visitors At the back are Doctor S J Wanous from the University of California Los Angeles and J L Brawford of the H M Rowe company Chicago who is program director of the convention jt Commercial Teachers in Mason City Welcome flags flew in the down town business area Friday morn ing to greet some 200 commercial teachers arriving in Mason City for the 2day convention of the Central Commercial Teachers as sociation being held Friday and Saturday Registration was held at the Hotel Hanford headquarters at noon and the first general session opened in the Wedgewood room at 1 p m withRobert W Hamilton of the Hamilton School of Com merce welcoming the visitors Banquet Main events scheduled for Fri day were 2 sectional meetings in the afternoon and a banquet at Two speakers and demonstrators highlighting the convention were to appear at the secretarial sec tion Friday afternoon They were Mrs Madeline Strony New York educational director of the Gregg Publishing company and Doctor S J Wanous of the University of California The other section was for managers of the business schools with A R Graves of the picture to Iowa to us several months ago when the federal de partment of education sent a pic ture of President Truman to schools throughout the nation and an insert with its monthly mag azine School Life Miss Parker said Beardsley paid for the pictures and paid the postage was less than because of the large number mailed She said she discussed the idea with the governor and he con sented to the plan only with the understanding the picture not be sent at state expense NOW HEELAN HIGH Sioux City fP Sioux Citys new Catholic high school will be known as Heelan high from now on The Most Rev Joseph M Mueller bishop of Sioux City said Thursday the school had been named for the late Edmond Hee lan bishop of the Sioux City dio cese The school has been known as Catholic high school since its opening last fall Tobin Business college Fort Dodge as leader Inspirational speaker to appear at the banquet will be Miss Betty Wells of the KRNT theater in Des Moines The Hamilton chorus di rected by Mrs Paul Peterson is on the program for a musical skit The Mountaineers 2 Breakfasts Saturday Saturdays sessions were sched uled to open with 2 breakfasts one for teachers with Miss Florence Ludwick of the Bayless Business college Dubuque presiding and Mrs Strony as speaker At the breakfast for managers Doctor Wanous will be the speak er and Wayne Silcox of the Iowa Success school Ottumwa presid ing A general session and sec tional meetings are scheduled for the remainder of Saturday fore noon with the convention conclud ing at noon Howard C Porter Billings Busi ness college Billings Mont is president of the group and J L Brawford Chicago is in charge of the program U S Charges Red Violation of World Law Washington United States charged Russia Friday with flouting its international obligations in dealing with the Baltic plane incident In a new note to Moscow the state department declared Russia had put forward an erroneous ac count of the shooting down of the American plane on April 8 The note said The government of the United States must warn the government of the soviet socialist republics of the seriousness with which it re gards the attitude of the govern ment of the U S S R in matters of such grave consequence Rejecting for the 2nd time the soviet claim that the missing American plane violated soviet occupied Latvia the U S declared that this government is forced to conclude that Russia has not only failed to meet but has no intention of meeting the obligations which international law and practice im pose on members of the family of nations It is clear that this disregard for law custom and the opinion of mankind constitutes a further obstacle to the establishment of harmonious relations among na tions and cannot be reconciled with the soviet governments con tinued protestations of its devotion to the cause of peace The note was delivered in Mos ovv by Ambassador Allan G Kirk and was made public here by the state department The note made it plain that the charges and countercharges over he loss of the navy Privateer plane in the Baltic area with 10 men aboard have readied an im passe Senator Lodge Says Bielaski Tale Serious By MARVIN ARROWSMITH Washington Tru mans decision to hand over some government loyalty files to senate communist investigators put Sen ator McCarthy to work Friday on a not enough protest In another development the justice department said it never received any evidence from the office of strategic services OSS to support charges that Amerasia Magazine officials and state de partment employes were shipping atomic secrets to Russia in 1945 McCarthy Wisconsin republi can has said a former OSS agent would testify that Abomb data did find its way to the Soviet Union in the Amerasia case The agent Frank Bielaski said Thurs day there is some substance to what McCarthy asserted but he did not entirely back up McCarthy No Comment on ABomb Senator Lodge who heard Bielaski testify at a secret session said the picture Bielaski portrayed is very serious But Lodge declined to comment on the Abomb angle Reversing his earlier refusal to release government loyalty files Mr Truman agreed late Thursday to let a senate foreign relations subcommittee examine secret state department files on 81 person cited by McCarthy in his charges on communism in the government Senator Tydings the committee chairman said in an nouncing the presidents decision that the approval does not apply to the FBIs socalled raw files Tydings added however that there will be FBI material1 in some of the state departmen files the committee gets McCarthy has charged that th department is infested with com munists and red sympathizers He has contended all along that to obtain proof of his accusations the committee must have access to the FBI files as well as state department records Hold His Fire McCarthy told a reporter Im Stereotypers Strike at Star Minneapolis Stereotypers employed by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune went on strike in support of wage boost demands The strike officially started at a m Pickets started patrolling entrances to the build ing about a m Company officials said the news papers will continue publication through use of supervisory per sonnel and executives in the stere otype department Soviet Announces Repatriation Over West Germany Claims Russia Holds 400000 Troops By JAMES DEVLIN Frankfurt Germany A Russian announcement that repa triation of German war prisoners has been completed Friday dashed the hopes of families of hundreds of thousands of missing soldiers The official soviet news agency Tass said Thursday night that the last group of war prisoners 17 638 of them had been returned to Germany Two months ago when the Rus sians said virtually all captured German soldiers except war crim inals had been freed west German authorities claimed the Soviets still held about 400000 The United States and France on April 25 ac cused the Russians of trying to hide the fate of hundreds of thousands of German prisoners still not accounted for The west Berlin city council charged last Dec 22 that Russia I still held more than 1000000 Ger man prisoners of war Officials of the west German government made no immediate comment on the Russian an nouncement but Kurt Schumacher leader of the opposition socialist party asserted there were hun dreds of thousands of German prisoners still in Russia The Tass report said Schu macher is monstrous news This message is so unbeliev able that one must doubt it is gen uine the socialist chieftain de clared adding that it would have a strong effect on German politics by strengthening opposition to Russia and communism This story if true will make every communist aim in Germany impossible Schumacher added going to hold my fire until Sat urday night when he is schedulec to address a convention of young republicans in Chicago He saic the speech will be aired on a nationwide radio network It was learned that he intends to blast the administration for not making the FBI files avail able too and for confining acces to state department records to the 81 cases he outlined in a senate speech Feb 20 Huge Sum Cut by Senate From EC A Fund Washington The senate voted Friday to cut from European recovery funds for the year beginning July 1 The vote was 47 to 33 The slash would authorize the same amount as the house pre viously for the third years operation of the economic cooperation administra tion The actual money for EGA must be provided in later appropriation bills to follow the authorization measure Senator Bridges RN proposed the cut A cut of was averted by a whisker on a 4040 tie vote REA APPROVES LOAN Washington A loan of has been made to the Linn County Electric association of Marion Towa the rural elec trification administration has an nounced Gross Attacks Donaldson on Postal Order Washington Gros RIowa calls Postmaster Gen eral Donaldsons recent order cut ting mail service one of the mos ruthless examples of lobbying ever witnessed Gross made his statement after introducing a bill to compel the postoffice department to rescind the order He said in a statement that offered under the guise of econ omy this autocratic order is noth ing less than a club wielded by Donaldson in an effort to blud geon congress into line against a 1 per cent cut in the appropria tion to the postoffice department Gross asserted that the prac tices of the postoffice department are antiquated and obsolete in many instances His bill calls for a survey of all rural routes to determine what improvements are practical SAME DATE 137 mrans nn deiuh In pot honri 200 to Attend Iowa Newspaper Mechanical Confab Ottumwa Two hundred representatives of Iowa daily newspapers will attend the 23rd annual Iowa newspaper mechani cal conference to be held here Saturday through Monday May 68 The program will open at 4 p m Saturday with a general as sembly at Hotel Ottumwa when the conference will be convened by President Howard W Lee composing room foreman of the Ottumwa Courier Through Sunday and Monday the conference will be divided into its 4 divisions and group sessions held by linecasting machinists photoengravers composing room executives and stereotype and pressroom personnel LIGHTNING HITS STREET CAR Pittsburgh giant bolt of lightning hit a street car in down town Pittsburgh Friday setting it iifirc and stampeding the 29 pas sen Rcrs jured Twentythree were in GlobeGazette photo HOT WIRES wires were down in Mason City Friday as the result of high winds Here is where Diana Dalton 4 of 404 6th S W came in contact with a wire and received 2nd degree burns Children were warned to be cautious of hanging wires Winds Mason City North Iowa Southwesterly winds gleefully puffed at Mason City with gusts up to 85 miles an hour Friday morning breaking off trees snap ping power lines whisking lamp shades from the tops of street lamps and otherwise causing gen eral havoc Police and firemen spent a busy morning picking up decorative flags which had been placed in honor of the Central Commercial Teachers association convention The Peoples Gas and Electric company linemen were busy lo cating breaks in at least 3 power circuits throughout the town The elevators in the Mason City Brick and Tile building the First Na tional bank hotels and store buildings in the business district stopped running for more than an hour Lights were off in some sec tions of the city as heavy gusts and twisting winds tore down power lines Power Lines Down Power lines were off in many of the industrial plants of the city from about to p m Most of these had been repaired by noon and it was expected that all lines would be repaired by late afternoon Twelve long distance circuits were reported out by the North western Bell Telephone company Few calls had been received of lines down in the city however Clear Lake Manly and North wood were without power or light at noon Friday In the country fences were catching papers and cornstalks not yet plowed under as the winds whipped across fields Auto ists found it difficult to drive against the wind Girl Burned Diana Dalton 4 of 404 6th S W received 2nd degree burns on the left thigh when she came in contact with a wire that was down on a sidewalk She was treated at the Park hospital and dismissed A transformer burned near the Lund Sales barn setting a pole on fiie It tied up traffic on highway 18 east of Mason City A window of the Golden Oak Billiard parlor 9 Delaware S E blew out about noon and those at the Shepherd Paint store and Fed eral Fruit market went later The winds were the tail end of tornadic torms structive path Thursday night The storm center buffeted Iowa with strong winds on the heels of overnight thunder storms accompanied by high winds in many areas Follows Heat The rains climaxed a sudden spell of high temperatures Thurs day afternoon when the mercury climbed to 90 degrees at Council Bluffs The weatherman said that over night storms were caused by lo cal atmospheric conditions Strong shifting winds turning much cooler Friday afternoon which cut a de across 3 states Texas Twisters Injure 50 fMqve Into Kansas BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadic winds cut a destruc tive path across 3 states Thurs day night killing at least 1 per son and injuring approximately 50 Twisters whirled across west Texas and Oklahoma then moved into Kansas Dust storms also plagued the southwest The death occmred in Texas Bill Kling 32 was fatally in jured at Perry ton as he attempt ed to rush his family to safety Thirteen persons were injured there 4 seriously Kansas counted 37 injured A twister dipped into a housing project near Great Bend in cen tral Kansas demolishing several of the barracktype buildings In Perry ton winds whipped across the northwest edge of the town leveling the high school stadium tearing up a trailer park and smashing houses Per ryton has a population of approx imately 2500 Dust storms also hit the south west Dust at El Paso Tex was reported the worst since the mid thirties In Lubbock blinding clouds swirled over the city like heavy choking smoke High winds in New Mexico lore the roofs off farm buildings broke plate glass windows and damaged trees and power lines and evening were predicted for the Mason City area A light freeze was predicted with Satur day fair and cool High Friday xvas expected to be about 70 the low Friday night about Mason City reported about of an inch precipitation Thursday night The mercury reached 77 in Mason City Thursday with a low of 63 Thursday night Rainfall was of varying degrees over the state Thursday night Decorah had 121 inches of rain Des Moines reported an inch of ram Des Moines Hit Winds up to 85 miles an hour whipped Des Moines Friday blew in large windows tore roofs from garages flattened trees poles and fences Windows were broken in Bishops cafeteria and a candy store in downtown Des Moines Personnel was ordered out of the airport tower at Des Moines AH light planes were grounded and one MidContinent Airlines flight to Kansas City was held up Winds of from 50 to 60 miles per hour hit the Iowa Falls mu nicipal airport south of Iowa Falls and caused damage estimated at more than Half of the 180foot hangar was blown down and 3planes in it were wrecked The wind also blew off part of the roof of administration building ;