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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LV Prau and United Preis Full Lease rive OnU a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Schools Are Our Most Important Business QBSERVANCE of American Ed ucation 7 to should throw the national spot light on 2 deeply fundamental facts bearing on the future wel fare and security of our country One of these is that our public schools today are not as effective M they both could and should be largely because we the pub lic havent given them the inter est and support they deserve The other is that the years just ahead arc going to place and unprecedented demands upon our public schools both quantitative ly and qualitatively How well these demands are met will go a long way toward determining Americas response to the challenge being directed to Us from Moscow Its being claimed that democracy is doomed to fall of its own weight Its Education Week For a few minutes therefore lets take a look at this American Education week were now ob serving Then well return to a specific consideration of the points Ive raised Education week came into be ing back in 1921 under sponsor ship of the American Legion National Education association the United States office of educa tion and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers The one thing which more than all others prompted the observ ance was the alarming condition revealed by the draft in World war I One out of every 4 men examined was found to be illiter ate and almost as shocking near ly every third man examined was found to be physically unfit Caught Legions Interest This revelation particularly caught the interest of the mem bers of the newly organized American Legion They reasoned and with complete logic I think that young men incapable of serving their country in war would be found similarly ineffec tual in peacetime citizenship Thus American Education week was born Eradication of illiteracy and and the elimination so far as possible of correctible physical impairments were set as primary goals And in the 20 years be tween 1921 and the start of the second world war a very substan tial progress toward those 2 goals was achieved Purposes Broadened In the evolution of American Education week there has been an expanding concept and aim Now along with eradicating il literacy and improving health it has these additional objectives 1 To increase public under standing and appreciation of the schools 2 To encourage every parent to visit his childs school at least once annually 3 To encourage the participa tion of the people in improving the schools 4 To give pupils an apprecia tion of what the schools are do ing for them 5 To invite civic groups to give consideration to education 6 To provide an annual period of special emphasis in allyear programs of educational interpre This Paper of Two Secti Tlli MEWSFAfft THAT MAKES ALL MORTH IOWANS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 8 AP Wirephoto in his car before f WAVES TO CROWDPresident Harry S Truman stands m m8 car oeiore the start of a parade in Key West Fla Sunday to acknoweldge the ovation of the Key West citizens President Truman flew from Washington with a stop at New Bern N Car Thomas Is Indicted by Grand Jury Washington J Par nell Thomas RN J chairman of the house unAmerican activi ties committee was indicted Mon day on charges of conspiring to pad the payroll of his congression al office His former secretaryMiss Hel en Campbell was charged jointly with him by a federal grand jury The jury has been investigating published charges of payroll irre gularities in Thomas office He was called last week to testify but declined to do so The indictment accused Thomas and Miss Campbell of conspiring to maintain fictitious employes in Thomas house office so the salar ies paid to these persons could be routed into Thomas bank account tation Freedom Emphasized This year a very special theme has been adopted for stressing Its Strengthening the Founda tions of Freedom Ranking high among the obligations of our pub lic schools is that of teaching the values rights and duties of citi tenship Implanting in both the minds and the hearts of our children those fundamental and under girding principles of our free gov will help to strengthen the foundations of freedom build national unity and develop the leadership needed to cope with world affairs U Could Happen Here For proof that our way life Is being assailed on the world lojne we have only to view the Headlines in our daily newspa pers During and since the war we have seen both the ideals and the practices of democracy jerked out by the roots at numberless places In our world It could happen here As never before it is incumbent upon every teacher to inculcate In his pupils an appreciation of the principles of democracy In classroom considerations of other forms of government there should be an intelligent emphasis on the advantages of freedom over to talitarianism in any form A Question of Space In this week of stocktaking we take a closeup look at our schools several clearcut facts are going to come into focus One ot these is that existent facilities are inadequate to present needs Too many pupils are being crowded into too little space Coupled with this is a condi tion even more disconcerting Its that our teachers are spread out too thin Too lew are trying to teach too many children with the inevitable result that they have Continued On 2 Believe Ames Man Murdered Chavis Is Found Shot Through Heart Ames W Chavis 55 widely known businessman was found shot through the heart Mon day and authorities said he appar ently was murdered An intensive investigation was under way Chavis owned the Ames Canning Co which specialized in sweet corn and contracted hundreds of acres each year Chavis body was found lying at the back door of the modern farm home a mile south of Ames where he and his wife lived alone An empty 32 caliber cartridge was found about 15 feet from the body but no gun was located ac cording to Story County Sheriff Gus Hall and Ames Police Patrol man Arlie Schumer The body was found about 7 a m when Nellie Alber a maid at the Chavis home arrived by taxi to begin her regular days work She and Red Dinsmore the cab driver found the body lying at the back door President Sheds Cores of State to Bask in Sunshine PASSENGERS SAFE Melbourne pas sengers and the hostess escaped with minor injuries Monday when an Australian National Airways plane made a crash landing on mistshrouded Mt MacDeon kill ing the pilot and copilot Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler through Tuesday Low Monday night 25 to 28 High Tuesday 40 to 42 Iowa Cloudy light rain southeast half Monday night Tuesday colder southeast A little warmer northwest in afternoon Low Monday night 25 northwest to 40 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 40 34 34 35 25 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 48 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Sunday 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 32 Key West Fla S Truman shed the cares of state Monday to frolic in the Florida sunshine The president of the United States started a vacation at this naval submarine base in the com pany of a small group of white house cronies among whom he could relax and for the time be ing forget some of the problems ol his office Colorful Trunks For the moment his main con cern was to in the sunshine in col orful trunks in comparative privacy around the submarine naval base where he is spending his 5th period of rest The grayhaired chief executive adopted a costume much as he has worn on previous visits here light tan slacks a sports shirt and 2tone shoes for his swim trunks for his visits to the beach Pleased WJth Support Authoritative sources said the president is pleased with most of his cabinet and their support dur ing the campaign It is known that he is looking around for a new secretary of de fense to replace James V For restal when the latter steps out and so the official story goes he will not press Robert A Lovett to stay on as undersecretary of state DeGaullists Sweep Votes Win Nearly Half of Parliamentary Seats Paris complete re turns Monday gave Gen Charles De Gaulles anticommunist rally of the French people RPF a sweeping victory in Sundays elec tions to the upper house of the French parliament The communists present major ity party in the council of the republic lost more than fourfifths of their seats and will be a low ranking party in the new council The elections were national in scope but the balloting was done by local electoral colleges instead of directly by the people The returns showed that the RPF taking part in a legislative election for the first time will have about 40 per cent of the 269 seats at stake Sunday The colonies will elect another 51 members next month bringing the new council to its full strength of 320 Although a De Gaulle spokes man claimed the RPF had won 121 seats the interior ministry gave it only 99 on the basis of the latest vote count The semiofficial French press agency gave it 107 Girl Is Fatally Wounded When Rifle Discharges Independence Ann Lynch 14 daughter of Mr and Mrs Clem Lynch of near Quas queton was fatally wounded Sun day when a rifle accidentally dis charged Deputy Coroner Robert Hawe said the accident happened at the Lynch home when Marions 11 yearold sister Marcella picked up the gun a brother James had just brought in from a hunting trip Hawe quoted James as say ing he had removed the ammun ition from the gun and had be lieved it was empty PLAN DINNER BAZAR annual Armistice day dinner and bazar sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will be held Thursday at the Legion hall Serving will begin at 11 oclock Stanleys Enter Innocent Pleas Mason City Trial Set for Nov 29 Fort Dodgre Stan ley 36 and his wife Minnie Marie Stanley 36 arrested Saturday Oct 28 at Mason City entered pleas of innocent before Federal Judge Henry N Graven of Greene in United States district court Mon day to 3 counts in a United States attorneys information charging them with violation of the nation al stolen property act Judge Graven set Nov 29 as the date of their trial at Mason City Bond for each was fixed at In one of 2 other hearings Judge Graven fined Harry Swanson 45 year old Emmet county farmer on each of 2 counts in a fed eral grand jury indictment charg ing him with intimidating and as saulting a federal internal revenue agent last May 24 at Estherville Swanson had pleaded guilty be fore Judge Graven in October Judge Graven also sentenced Leonard Swan 52 year old transi ent to 6 months on his plea of guilty to a charge of theft of a letter from a rural mail box last Oct 26 near Lawton in Woodbury county The Stanleys are accused of hav ing taken by fraud from a Casson Minn farm overseer named Curtis Larson last Oct 20 and later to have transported the money to Detroit Mich and to Mason City A federal bureau of investiga tion agent in Fort Dodge Monday said the pair who were arrested at Mason City by police and the FBI have obtained about in a series of alleged swindles in Illinois South Dakota Indiana Ohio Minnesota and Iowa during the past year County Supervisors Canvass Vote Returns Des Mo i nes UR County super visors Monday canvassed the re turns from the Iowa general elec tion last Tuesday The Polk county auditors rec ords showed that election judges in one precinct had credited the 296 votes for county supervisor to the wrong candidates The mis takes did not change the outcome High Court Agrees to Make Charges Red Satellites Aid Rebels UN Group Votes to Condemn Action in Greek Warfare Paris United Nations political committee voted Monday to condemn Albania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia for helping the com munist rebels in Greece It was the strongest action this far taken by any U N assembly body in the Balkans dispute 47 to 0 By a vote of 47 to 0 the com mittee approved a paragraph in a 4power resolution declaring that continued aid given by the 3 Slav nations to the Greek guer rillas endangers peace in the Balkans and is inconsistent with the principles of the United Na tions charter The vote followed hours of wrangling during which the Slav bloc fought to stall the proceed ings and drew repeated tongue lashings from the committee chairman PaulHenri Spaak of Belgium Overnight the Greek govern ment had responded to a plea from the president of the assembly by postponing execution of 10 sea men scheduled to die Monday Refuse to Vote The 6 Slav nations refused to vote on the condemnation para graph They served notice they would vote against the whole res olution when it comes up perhaps later Monday The veto does not apply Four nations were absent when the vote was taken and El Salva dor abstained UN Schedules Conference on Palestine Paris United Nations security council will meet Tuesday to decide whether to order Jewish troops out of their recently von territory in Galilee authorities an nounced Monday Jose Arce of Argentina chair man of the security council set the session on Palestine for 3 p m 9 a m EST Tuesday Last Thursday the council or dered Jewish forces to leave the area they seized in the Negev after Oct 14 Britain offered a proposal to order them out of recently tak en territory in Galilee The council also will have be fore it a report by Dr Ralph Bunche acting UN mediator for Palestine that Jewish troops seized 15 Lebanese villages Rumors persisted here that the Arabs and Jews were holding secret peace talks in Cairo Sev eral representatives of the Arab itgher committee left Paris for Saturday Premier Eiad Bey Solh of Lebanon who was in Lori ion this weekend was scheduled to fly to Cairo Tuesday SPONSOR SALE Band Parents as sociation will sponsor a food sale md rummage sale Saturday Nov 20 Proceeds will be used to pur chase new uniforms BOY MEETS PUPPYNineyearold Jimmy NostranTof Port Byron N Y and his new beagle puppy get ac quainted in Jimmys wheel chair The pup was named Skippy after one killed by a car last month The boy crippled since birth is at the Childrens Hospital Cerebral Palsy school Motor Accidents Take Toll of 12 Lives Over Weekend Find Bullets Disintegrate Inquests of Chester Deaths Are Delayed Chester Pa into the deaths of 8 persons killed by a crazed gunman were delayed Monday because the bullets fired in the victims bodies had disin tegrated Ballistics experts reported Sun day that physicians who per formed autopsies on the victims of the shooting fray Saturday found only small metal particles which could not be used for analy sis Chief Detective Fred Jack said the killer Melvin Collins used 22 caliber stubnosed longlead bul lets drilling small holes in the nose of each slug The small hole in each bullet Jack said formed an air pocket causing the slug to explode on hitting the bodies of the 7 men and one woman slain by Collins as he fired from his barricaded 2nd floor room overlooking the Chester business district Jack said Collins shot himself to death after the other shootings Dr EW Lindstrom Geneticist Is Dead Ames E W Lindstrom nationally known geneticist died Monday He was 57 years old Dr Lindstrom was head of the genetics department at Iowa State college and also was head of the genetics section of the agriculture experiment station He died at the college hospital AP Wirephoto HELD IN FATAL SHOOTINGMrs Mable Gaskey 41 is being held on an ODen charre connects the fatal shooting of her Archie oLkey 44 SK XSK W Scott County Attorney Clark 0 Filaeth and Deputy Sheriff By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Motor vehicle accidents took a toll of 12 lives in Iowa over the weekend Six of the deaths occurred in a single cartrain crash near Des Moines Saturday evening Three deaths resulted from a cartruck collision near Bancroft also Sat urday night Dead in various accidents were CarTrain Wreck Harry Bullard 37 of Dows his wife Grace 30 their 3 children and a nephew Robert Miller 3 of Bradford all were killed in the collision of Bullards station wagon and a Burlington coal train on Highway 60 at the southeast edge of Des Moines Martin Dreyer 38 of Hurt Del ton Krause 25 of Lone Rock and Raymond Heiderschiedt 17 of Burt all were injured fatally in a cartruck collision near Ban croft on highway 169 Tom Brown 68 Independence school custodian was killed when his car and a bus collided on high way 150 near Independence Sat urday night Headon Collision Roger Fridley 20 of Carroll and Myra Tiefinthaler 17 of Car narvon were fatally injured in a headon auto collision at Lake View Saturday night in which 5 other persons were hurt In the cartrain crash near Des Moines 3 other persons riding in the station wagon were injured They were Mr and Mrs John Mil ler of Bradford parents of Rob ert and their daughter Jo Ann 4 Stover Challenges CIO Director to Debate on Radio Des Moines Stover president of the Iowa Farmers Union said Monday he will chal lenge Ben Henry regional CIO di rector to a radio debate The Farmers Union newspaper edited by Stover recently pub lished a letter by Charles W Hob bie district chief of the CIO Farm Equipment Workers Union The letter criticized Henry who re plied in the latest issue of the newspaper ngs Labor Law Communism Involved Eisler Brings Up Question Concerning Contempt Conviction Washington supreme court Monday agreed to rule on cases presenting 2 big questions 1 How much right does the house unAmerican activities committee have to compel witnesses to tes tify 2 Is the TaftHartley laws noncommunist provision constitu tional Gerhard Eisler Germanb o r n communist raised the first in an appeal from a conviction for con tempt of congress It was charged that he be sworn to tes tify before the unAmerican ac tivities committee in February 1947 He was convicted of con tempt sentenced to a year in jail and fined Eisler contended to the highest court that the committees pro cedures to compel testimony un der threat of contempt action are unconstitutional Important Rules The courts decision could pro duce important rules affecting all congressional committees The challenge to the TaftHart ley laws noncommunist provis ion came from the CIO American communications commission The provision says no union can make use of the national labor re lations boards machinery unless its officers first file affidavits that they are not communists That means a union cant get a place on an NLRB collective bargaining election ballot unless the affidavits are filed Refuse to Sign Several major labor figures who are outspokenly John L Lewis for re fused to sign on grounds of prin ciple The American communications commission brought the case when it was denied a place in a union certification election among em ployes of Press Wireless Inc The TaftHartley laws provis ion was upheld 21 by a special 3judge district court in New York The court also agreed to review another labor case In this one the U S circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati threw out an NLRB order on grounds that the trial ex aminers report had the imprint of bias and prejudice PAINTING SOLD New York Grant Wood painting of West Branch Iowa birthplace of former President Herbert Hoover was sold Satur day for at a public auction The canvas was an item in the collection of Ralph Blum Beverly Hills Cal The bidders name was not disclosed SAME 468 WM trmffU M Receives 6 New Active Polio Cases Iowa City active polio cases were added to the list under treatment at university hospital here Monday Four more patients were taken off the active list and one been discharged New patients are Ervin Strottman 19 Readlyn fair condition admitted Nov 5 Marilyn Sewnsen 18 Scarville fair condition admitted Nov 5 Clayton Reeds 8 Sheffield fair condition admitted Nov 6 Carol Peters 3 Oelweinserious condition admitted Nov 6 Roger Hoffman 8 Mason Cits fair condition admitted Nov 6 Jack Pierce 3 Alpha fair con dition admitted Nov 3 Transferred off the active list awaiting discharge are adSS 0Rcf 3eodBe Clinton Discharged from the hospital Sunday was Doris Veltna 22 Dubuque admitted Oct 30 Eighteen active cases are left under treatment Dies After Fall From Corn Crib Herman 68 who planned to retire this fall after farming the same farm near FarnamviHe lor 28 years died Monday in a hospital icre of injuries suffered in a fall from a corn crib last Wednesday MnS stvlc are Monday He is survived by him wife 5 children and 2 ia Germany ;