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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 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 Wires Five Cents m Copyv MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 8 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two No 180 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Was There a Better Way to Do It WITHIN a period of 3 days lately in connection with the annual conference of the Amer ican Newspaper Editors society held in Washington D C I lis tened to President Truman Sena tor Joseph McCarthy of Wiscon sin and Secretary Dean Acheson of our state department Except for one thing my think ing on the charges and counter charges about our state depart ments personnel and our foreign policy has been surprisingly little affected by this experience The one most pronounced change in my appraisal of the whole situa tion is this Before hearing him I had re garded Senator McCarthy as pretty much a callow youth immature and irresponsible more to be pitied than censured There might be something to his case I rea he wasnt the one best equipped to make this clear to the country I dont feel that way about Sen ator McCarthy since watching him in action Neither does any one of the several hundred other Ameri can newspaper editors who sat in his audience in the Presidential room of Hotel Statler Not an Ignoramus In this observation I dont mean to it isnt that the Wisconsin Senator con verted everybody to his point of view I dont mean to suggest either that his mode of presenta tion had the approval of all who heard him But what I do mean to say is that nobody left the hall that night feeling that Joe McCarthy is either an ignoramus or a blatherskite Some might did that he is a demagog But even these would concede that hes a mighty able demagog Unscrup ulously clever one of my friends called him After the senator had finished the statement of his case in a very straightforward and methodical manner with an abundance of doc umentation he called for questions from the floor This he did in full knowledge that in the presence of more enemies than friends Its no secret that he has had an unfriendly press Some Loaded Questions The questions were forthcoming They came at him heavy and fast More than a few of them were loaded the have you quit beatingyourwife sort of inquiry It was during this part of the pro ceedings that he proved himself a fnaster at repartee and something of a student of crowd psychology Not once did he permit himself to get maneuvered into a corner To the contrary it was usually the interrogator that found himself in a box The story told to the audience of editors was in essence the one he has presented to the Tydings committee Owen Lrattimore and Philip Jessup were held up as per nicious influences in the shaping of our greatest of all diplomatic debacles in China It was his contention repeated over and over that hidden away in the FBI files and other inves tigative files in Washington is complete and unequivocal proof of every charge made by him against Lattimore Jessup and others As a member of the United States senate he said Im mere ly asking to see what some 600 clerical workers are permitted to see every day in their regular i duties A Challenging Question i Probably the most telling point i made by the somewhat youngish Wisconsin lawmaker who once presided over a district court as judge was contained in this ques tion Is there anybody among you i naive enough to believe that if my friends in the state department could dig into their files and make a liar out of me they wouldnt have done so long before this With that I pass on to the ap pearance of Secretary Acheson in the same banquet hall 2 nights later Although in his talk he dis claimed any intention to be put on the defensive the sum and substance of his talk was in the nature of a rebuttal to Senator THE D Hilton left Mason City Toast master is shown receiving the congratulations of Paul R Brasch Waterloo district governor after Brasch an nounced Hilton as the winner of the IowaSouth Dakota district speech contest at Waterloo At the right is Keith W Nelson Ottumwa who placed 2nd and in the rear is John H Billings Fort Dodge 3rd place winner The con test eliminations included approximately900 men in 29 clubs Hilton lowaS Dakota Toastmasters Speech Contest Light Snow Helps Stop Canada Fire 8 Major Institutions Gutted Dying Winds Help Rimouski Quebec XP Light snow early Monday helped ex hausted fire lighters curb a 000000 blaze which raged for more than 30 hours and reduced a third of this little St Lawrence river town to charred ruins At least 2000 persons were driven from their homes by the wind driven flames Gusts of wind whistled through a forest of blackened lonely chim neys which once was the western section of virtu ally wiped out Flames still licked at the charred framework buildings and homes but authorities expressed hope that the dying winds had les sened the danger of fresh out breaks The fire which broke out in a lumber yard Saturday night and raged unchecked for more than 30 hours burned down more than 300 houses a hospital a theater 2 hotels and the county courthouse Early unofficial reports were that 10 persons had perished in the flames but army and red cross authorities said a checkup dis closed no deaths Rimouski is an industrial city of about 15000 population 180 miles northeast of Quebec on the south shore of the St Lawrence river Nation Depends on Iowa Prosperity Says Truman Winner of the IowaSouth k o t a district speech contest of Toastmasters International C D Chuck Hilton KGLO news di rectou will compete in the zone contest at Moorhead Minn June 10 The zone includes 10 states and 1 Canadian province and the winner of that contest will compete at the international con vention in Spokane Wash Aug 2427 Hilton was judged best of the speakers representing 29 clubs in 5 areas who competed at the dis trict Waterloo Sat urday evening He previously had won the area contest includ ing 7 clubs Judged runnerup was Keith W Nelson Ottumwa with John H Billings Fort Dodge in 3rd place The other 2 contestants were Arthur B S o g n Brookings S Dak and L L Skyles Des Moines The district goverror Paul R Brasch Waterloo presided at the meetings which got under way with a noon HiJinx luncheon at which Don Helbling Mason City was one of the speakers At the afternoon educational meeting Lloyd Loers and C E Oeschger both of Mason City spoke on How Toastmasters Helps in B u y e rSeller Relations and How Toastmasters Training Helps in Giving Civic Service respectively Lynn P Zenner Sioux Falls was elected district governor at the business session District Judge G B Richter a member of the Waukon club served as toastmaster at the con test session Hilton is the 3rd district con test winner of the Mason City Toastmasters club in the last 4 years Warren A Ruby was the winner in 1948 but was eliminated in the zone contest In 1947 Douglas Sherwin Clear Lake was the winner of the international contest Floods Mount After Wind Dies in U S By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The furious 3day storm which killed at least 25 persons and cut a wide swath of destruction has blown itself out but flood damage continues mounting in Minnesota North Dakota and across Canada to Winnipeg New York and New England caught the dying licks Sunday on the wind which had bpen rolling eastward from the midwest since Friday Unexpected squalls lashed the northeast and left 20 boatmen dead or missing in lakes rivers and along the coastline of New York and New England At least 10 of the dead or missing were in upper New York State 7 in New York City and Long Is land Sound and 3 in New Eng land About 40 other persons Will Rush U S Help to French Colony Paris S Secretary of State Dean Acheson said Monday night American economic and military help will be sent imme diately to French Indochina The U S secretary of state be gan a round of cold war talks here by hearing French pleas for speedy help in the southeast Asia territory to hold back the threat of communism French officials were said to be very satisfied s dis AP Wirepholo PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT Harry S Truman dressed in a light rain coat against threatened rain speaks to a large crowd at a railroad siding in Ottum wa Monday morning He spoke from a prepared speech and later received a large birth clay cake He celebrated his 66th birthday Monday McCarthy Here I should explain that President Trumans talk to our group was from a carefully pre pared by one of his staff of writers with obvious consultative help from the depart ment of state It concerned itself getting the truth about America behind the iron curtain Mr Truman invited the help of II editors and all other Americans in this difficult task With Both Barrels There was nothing in the presi dents talk about Joe McCarthy This came 3 or 4 nights later when Mr Truman was the principal speaker for the Federal Bar asso ciation At that time he really let the Wisconsin senator have it with both results that probably wont be determined be fore the next election Mr Achesons appearance before us was divided into 2 parts In first he read a carefullypre CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Dean Goetsch SUI Official Dies in Crash Iowa City Walter Rob ert Goetsch 38 dean students at the University of Iowa was killed Monday in the collision of his car and a truck Two of the deans 3 children were in the car with him but they escaped with minor injuries Dean Goetsch a widely prominent young college administrator was killed outright ThA dean was driving to work from his home on a rural route when the tragedy occurred The scene of the accident was Low rys corner on highway No 6 near Coralville The 2 children were riding into town to attend school Both were taken to University hospitals Lydia Jeanne 10 suffered facial lacerations but her condition was reported as not serious Rich ard 8 escaped with minor bruises Another child Robert 4 was at home with the deans wife Char lotte The tragedy stunned the campus where Dean Goetsch was well liked by tsudents and his asso ciates He became dean in June of 1949 after coming to Iowa U in 1944 from Fenn college in Cleve land where he was dean of liberal arts WINNIPEG LEVEES SAG AS 2000 HOMES TAKEN Winnipeg Manitoba Hundreds of blocks of this great prairie city lay beneath a sea of muddy water Monday as troops and civilian volunteers worked wearily to bolster sagging levees against a new flood threat from North Dakota and Minne sota Siltladen water swirled through many Winnipeg streets i paralyzing communications and transport on the outskirts and authorities warned that the worst is yet to come The city may face 2 flood crests as spring torrents pour down the Red river from the rain soaked northern United States The first crest is ex pected within the next few days More than 2000 Winnipeg homes already have been aban doned The floor and damage estimates range into millions of dollars were rescued in the New York area as hundreds of small boats were flipped over by gusts of wind which measured 65 miles an with the results of Mondays dis cussions between Acheson and Foreign Minister Robert Schu rnan Acheson did not specify the amount of aid to be sent Indo china where the French have been carrying on a shooting war against the forces of communist trained Ho Chi Minh for almost 4 years United States aid Acheson said can and should be given to help the French in their fight against the Vietminh The brief statement did not specify but diplomatic sources said the United States in return wants a guarantee of genuine in dependence for the Indochinese The United States is also urging France to transfer control of Vietnam the Frenchcreated state in Indochina from the colonies minister to the foreign minister or to take some similar step to add to Vietnams prestige Stone Wall of Resistance Seen as Only to Stop Reds as Big 3 Tell Views BY DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The conference of the big 3 foreign ministers Britain France and America in London this week is designed to consolidate the western worlds European defenses against a communist aggression which shows no signs of abandon ing the cold war This agenda is a corollary to the belief among the major democracies that there is no use trying to negotiate peace at this juncture As this column has been empha sizing the only thing which will persuade Russia to halt her world revolution is to come up against a stone wall So long as she sees an opportunity for further gains she will keep on hour The worst of the flood was at Winnipeg Can where the Red river had overflowed hundreds of blocks of the city and forced more than 4400 persons from 2000 homes The river was 9 feet above flood stage and expected to rise even higher perhaps another 4 feet vhen the crest hits the city of 350000 Crookston Minn was hit Sun day for the 2nd time within weeks by a flood of the Redlake river About 500 homes were evac uated and all electrical power anc gas in the flooded area was or dered shut off Residents of Grand Forks N Dak where the Redlake emptier into the Red river were warnec also to expect another flood More than 50 families already have been evacuated A crest of 44 or 45 1cc was expected there by Tuesday Two weeks ago the river rose to 44 feet at that poinl 4 lowans Die in Weekend Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four persons died accidental deaths in Jowa over the weekend ne by drowning and 3 as the re ult of auto accidents The dead were Holland George Schrader 21 of Osage Beryl Wood 44 of Des Moines Mr and Mrs Fred Reise who ived on a farm near Indianola Schrader drowned Sunday while rout fishing in Big Mill creek near 3ellevue Wood a taxicab driver died Sunday in a Des Moines hospital of injuries suffered the day before in a collision of his taxicab and a car Reisc 73 and his wife Kate 68 vere killed and 18 persons were injured in a collision of their pick up truck and a Burlington Trail ways bus near Lorimor Saturday The truck was crushed into a ditch with the bus on top of it If the cold war were confined to Europe the story might be dif ferent There the soviet advance has been fairly well stopped However much of the vast Asian field is a wide open theater for communist operations so we may be sure Moscow will exploit that opportunity to the limit There are the makings of a longdrawnout struggle in the Orient The red successes there especially in China have in part compensated for the halt in the European drive And so long as Asia offers opportunities the cold war will continue St JoeMaroon Tilt Postponed to Tuesday The scheduled sectional base ball final between St Josephs and Holy Family highs of Mason City on Monday afternoon was called off and will be played Tuesday afternoon at 4 oclock on the Roosevelt diamond SAME Black flat menus traffic death In pal Hourj Marshalltown Woman Dies in Fall From Train Marshalltown Marshall town woman Mrs Ethel Wilson who had been a passenger on a for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Occasional showers Through Tuesday Not much change in temperature Low Monday night 45 High Tues day 60 Iowa Showers or thunderstorms windy and mild Monday night Low Monday night 44 to 50 north 55 to 65 south Tuesday cloudy and warmer with scat tered showers or thunderstorms Southerly winds fresh and gusty Tuesday High Tuesday 55 to 65 west 65 to 75 east Fur ther outlook Low Tuesday night 45 northwest 65 southeast Showers or thunderstorms con tinuing into Wednesday Clear ing and cooler Thursday Minnesota Showers or thunder showers and windy Monday night and Tuesday Warmer Monday night and east portion Tuesday Low Monday night 4045 north 4450 south High Tuesday 45 northwest to 65 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Rock Island train from Minneap olis to Des Moines was found in a semiconscious condition along the railroad tracks near Buckeye south of Towa Falls at 11 a m Sunday by the crew of a freight train She was taken to an Iowa Falls hospital where she died 2 hours later Edward Biersborn of Union Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 57 37 41 45 GlobeGazette weather statistics jOQfi for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Hardm county coroner said death j Sundav was due to shock exposure and multiple injuries The train on which Mrs Wilson had been a passenger passed through Iowa Falls at 7 a m Sun CIO Sharpens Strike Threat Against CMC Detroit The CIO United Auto Workers union is sharpening a strike threat against the last big target in its 4th round pension and wage hike drive A costly 100day drive strike against Chrysler corporation was hardly over when the UAW threatened Sunday to cancel its contract with General Motors cor poration largest of the car indus trys big 3 unless progress is shown in bargaining talks 2Year Contract Slated to expire May 29 the contract will continue until 30 day notice of termination is given It has run for 2 years The 89000 Chrysler workers who won pensions and other bene fits in their walkout headed back to their jobs Monday The agree ment was reached Thursday The Ford Motor company other neinber of the big 3 granted pen sions last September The UAW already has filed a notice of intent to strike against iM as required by the Taft Hartley law But it still has to poll 235000 GM workers on a strike as required by its own con stitution and under Michigan Could Strike Soon With membership approval the union could call a strike 30 days after serving notice of cancella tion of contract From General Motors the UAW is demanding benefits totalling 31 cents an hour It asks a month pensions including social security a 9cent an hour wage boost and a union shop Both Ford and Chrysler granted what the union called a 10cent hour package plan This pro vided for a month pensions including social security plus health and insurance benefits Thousands See President at Ottumwa Everything Depends on Farm Income He Tells Throng By DWIGHT McCORMACK Ottumwa President Tru man told a trainside audience es timated at from 35000 to 40000 Monday that This country cant remain prosperous unless this area of Iowa remains prosperous The president stopped here briefly on a crosscountry tour Along with Bobby Cowell Queen City Mo polio victim he cele brated his birthday It was the presidents 66th and Bobbys 9th Sun Breaks Through Mr Truman spoke from a plat form at the municipal parking grounds alongside the railroad tracks After intermittent sprinkles the sun broke through briefly as the president alighted from his train In his offthecuff talk Mr Tru man his audience from this farm area Everything depends upon the income of the farmers This coun try must remain prosperous I plan to keep on working to see that the farmers andbusiness men get a fair deal and that is all anyone can ask The president referred to the fact that a representative of the republican national committee Victor Johnston is following his train by plane and checking up on me Without mentioning Johnston by name the president said I understand a young man is working for the opposition follow ing me to look the situation over If he wants to buy a ticket and get on the train I will be glad to take him along Things As They Are At another point in his remarks Mr Truman said he wanted to report to the people during his trip on things just as they are in Washington I have a right to do that thats my job The president said he appreci ated the wonderful reception given him at Ottumwa I havent seen anything better since Dexter the president re marked in referring to the Dexter Iowa address when he opened his 1948 campaign before 100000 peo ple at the national plowing matches An estimate of a crowd of 40 000 at Ottumwa was made by State Highway Patrolman Clar ence B Day Frank Barry secret serviceman said he thought the crowd was from 35000 to 40000 A 125pound birthday cake feet in height was presented to Mr Truman by Harriet Lester 7 and Lynn McCullough 7 of the American Home Finding Associ ation on behalf of the AFL Bakers Elkader Native Dies Dancing Groton Conn JP M e 1 v i n Jungbliil 37 navy chief hospital man stationed aboard a patrol craft at the submarine base here died Sunday night while dancing at the base Chief Petty Officers club with his 7ycarold daughter Judy His widow Mrs Anna P Jung blvil also was attending the dance Jungblut a native of Elkader Towa had been in the navy 14 years Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 63 32 40 65 41 NATIONALISTS SLAUGHTERED Kachsiung Formosa UR Nationalist soldiers arriving here from Hainan Island said Monday the Chinese communists massacred hundreds of disarmed nationalist troops and their families after the 2 sides arranged an evacuation truce Lt Wong WetChou said the incident took place on a beach at Hoi how port He said some na tionalist officers lined up in the line of fire forming a human wall to shield the escape of their wives and children by sampan Federal Mediators Postpone Bakery Strike of 3000 Washington JP Government mediators Monday announced postponement of a threatened strike of nearly 3000 AFL bakery workers employed by the Con tinental Baking company in 29 cities The announcement was made after a meeting with union and company representatives The walkout was set for midnight Monday night The mediators reported con tinued progress toward a settle ment and said we have been as sured by the union there will be no strike Monday night No new date for a walkout has beenset Union local In the impromptu birthday aside with Bobby Cowell Mr Truman greeted the boy who was on the alatform and satbeside the chief executive Bobby had a mans overcoat thrown over his shoulders against the cold damp air The president said that the next few months will determine whether there is a 3rd world war and he warned that terrible weapons could tear up our cities by the roots Says Next War Will HitCities By MERRIMAN SMITH White House Reporter Aboard Truman Train UR President Truman told a railroad station crowd at Galesburg III Monday that if there is another war our cities will be attacked and damaged The next war will not be en tirely on foreign soil he said I dont need to tell you that our cities will be attacked and dam aged Mr Truman spoke from the rear observation platform of the presi dential special It was the first whistle stop talk of his 16state tour The president asked support of the constructive steps he said are being taken to win the peace and prevent war He said thereare 2 courses open to the or the program we are now follow ing Isolationism would be cheaper temporarily he said but iso lationists cant sec past the end of their noses It would be easy enough to cut the expenses of our armed forces he said but in the long run we would pay the fiddler ;