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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 1940 TRADITIONAL The GlobGazcue photo Member s of the national guard also took uai in thp The statue is their auxiliaries drunfjjd ST1X S s program Breen Opens Armistice Program Gen Groves to Speak on Atomic Bomb The spirit of patriotism does not pass away but continues in the history and lives of the people said the Rt Rev Msgr Arthur J Breen in his Armistice day ad dress at the Doughboy statue in Mason City Friday The afternoon program included the football game between Mason City and Rochester junior college teams Climax of the daysobservance was to be the address by Maj Gen Leslie L Groves at Roosevelt field house Friday evening scheduled to start at p m with a concert by the Mason City high school band Gen Groves will discuss the atomic energy program which he headed during the war as com manding general of the Manhat tan project which developed the atomic bomb He will discuss both the war and peacetime aspects of atomic energy When brave men die unselfish ly loyal to duty the living always seek to perpetuate their memory Msgr Breen pointed out For this monuments are built mausoleums and statues are erected These things are done to in spire you and me the living to nobler and better lives By them the living are taught a great lesson of patriotism The inspiring thing about America declared the speaker is that she stands for humanity and that the force of America is and will ever be found in her love for moral principles men in the lives of Msgr Breen in conclusion re minded his audience that the thought of a nation lives in those who govern the blood of a nation courses in the veins of its soldiers and seamen the heart of a nation beats in the breast of the people the imagination of a nation ever aspiring to fame is expressed in its literature But the soul of a nation which makes its alliance with God re sides in the prayerful supplication of a people who realize that all strength light liberty and virtue are gifts from Above Msgr Breens address was fol lowed by the traditional 1minute of silent reverence at 11 a m a olley and taps by members of the national guard The Rev Wilbur F Dierking gave the invocation Colors of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and their auxiliaries headed the parade which preceded the ceremonies The drum and bugle corps from Maurice Doyle post 91 of the American Legion at Esther ville played a concert in Central park before the parade in which they also marched anniversary of the World war I The End Wars Secretary of Defense Military Preparedness Urged in Armistice Day Speeches By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations top military leaders Friday urired Amor icans to keep their armed forces powerful and thus heln avod a 3rd They spoke at Armistice day ofe nation as the world marked the 31st close War to A I Acheson to Visit Reich for 4 Days Frankfurt Germany S Secretary of State Dean Acheson arrived in Frankfurt by air Friday for a 4day visit in Germany This was the first trip to Ger many by an American secretary of T Johnson set the tone with a speech at St Louis in which he declared that weakness breeds war and that strength commands respect and discourages war In a talk at Greenville N Car Secretary of the Army Gray placed the probably ultimate cost to this country of World war II at one trillion dollars and added that the United States must stay strong to avoid future conflict Secretary of Air Symington weighed the cost of the 2nd World war in terms of men and resources as well as dollars and said we must do everything in our power to prevent recurrences of those in ternational disasters called World wars Address Slated President Truman who was due to address the national conference of Christians and Jews during the afternoon led Americans in ob servance of the holiday with the traditional presidential wreath on the tomb of the un known soldier at Arlington Na tional cemetery Speaking in nearby Arlington ampitheater George N Craig na tional commander of the American Legion declared that the nation is observing Armistice day this year within the dark shadow of the atomic bomb One reason he said is that the United States and other nations failed to achieve enduring peace after the first World war Johnson in his speech recalled how he saw Armistice day come while he was in the army in Eur ope Today he said we have none of the delusrons we had on our first Armistice clay Today we have accepted the meaning of the word armistice1 in its literal cessation of physical combat He Breakup of Steel Strike Continues Settlement With U S Steel Near 2 More Firms Sign Pittsburgh of the big steel strike continued Friday with tlic CIO United Steelworkers signing 2 more companies and nearing a settlement with the United States Steel corpora tion Latest to fall in line with strike demands are the Worth Si eel com pany employing 1100 at Wilming ton Del and Follansbee W Va Steel company with a payroll of 1 U J Both signed insurancepension agreements similar to the Bethle hem company settlement which cracked industrys fight against free insurance and pensions Negotiations continued between the union and U S Steel with prospects of a quick agreement Union President Philip Murray conferred more than an hour with his 35man negotiating commit tee without disclosing progress of talks However a negotiator who can not be named stated as the com mittee went to lunch Well have a settlement by to night Asked what is holding up the agreement he replied The Bethlehem company al ready had a pension and insurance program U S Steel doesnt There Jfhla Paper Consists of Two One No Truman Asks Action for Civil Rights Law Willing to Renew Coal Talks Lewis New Yoik L Lewi said Friday he was willing to re new mediation efforts in the coa dispute a meeting next week are a great work out many problems to state since James F Byrnes vis ited Stuttgart in 1946 Acheson came here from Paris where he took part in the big 3 ioreign ministers meeting this week He will visit Frankfurt Bonn and Berlin Several hundred spectators were on hand to witness his arl nval at the RhineMain airport Acheson told reporters that the result of the Paris conference in which he sat with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Robert bchuman would not be known immediately but will develop over the weeks and months that lie ahead The U S Steel agreement on which lawyers have been working 24 hours is understood to be fash ioned after the Bethlehem settle ment Murray said will undoubt edly be negotiating with the U Steel Corporation later in the But no definite time has been set A meeting of the unions owerful wagepolicy committee scheduled for 2 p m CST will be postponed until later in the day Camp Kilmer Goes on Inactive List Camp Kilmer N J in formal farewell party for nearby residents marked the beginning of the end for huge warborn Camp Kilmer Thursday The important embarkation point which processed more than 5000000 soldiers since June 1942 is going on a peacetime stand by basis Camp Kilmer will be almost en tirely boarded up by next April Only 100 civilians 4 officers and 1 enlisted man will remain to keep it in a stand by condition after that added We Eternal Vigilance accept Armistice day worthy of celebration as But we Local Turkey Jamboree Out The annual turkey jamboree held by the Mason City Elks lodge 375 for many years has been can celed lodge officials announced Friday due to the campaign of Iowa Attorney General Robert Larson The annual event has usually been held on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and was scheduled this year for Nov 22 Turkeys have been raffled off at the jam boree each year The purpose of the jamborees has been to raise funds for Christ inas baskets for the needy According to Larsons interpre tation of the law the raffles arc illegal a lodge official satcd also take it as a day of notice no tice to us that though the guns be stilled the fight for the right and the light against the evil and the dark is everlasting and demands eternal vigilance Turning to the subject of service unification and economy Johnson said In the department of defense we have already effected a num ber of economies and we will con tinue to make many others until we are wholly convinced that the fat and the gravy have been re moved from military and naval operations Edsill Given 3Year Term Waterloo ff Thiformer treasurer of the United Packing house Workers CIO union local here has been sentenced to 3 years in prison an a conspiracy charge District Judge Shannon B Charlton Thursday pronounced the sentence mandatory under the law upon Russell Edsill 40 Ed sill was convicted in connection with a riot at the Rath Packing company plant in May He is at liberty on bond pend ing appeal to the Iowa supreme court Drill Crushes Man to Death Ray C Elsbury 64 1534 Adams N W was crushed to death by the rocker arm of a huge rock drill while working in a Northwestern States Portland cement plant pit near 17th and Quincy N W Thursday afternoon Elsbury and Floyd Harris 131 2atn S W were working about 150 feet north of the intersection police said when the mishap oc curred The cable came loose on the drill and Elsbury reached in from the top to fix it police said they were told and the clutch which had been disengaged while the mo tor was running was engaged causing the rocker arm to fall on Elsburys shoulders Harris was working underneath the machine when the accident oc curred Mr Elsbury was born April 12 1805 Hecame to Mason City from Lake City in 1914 and fanned in this vicinity until 1926 Since that time he had been employed at the Northwestern States Portland ce ment plant He was a member of the First Christian church of Wheelcrvvood On Aug 7 1940 he was married to Myrtle Latham at Valentine Nebr Surviving are his wife 2 sons Aaron Mason City and Archie Clear Lake and 2 step sons LaVerne and Raymond La them Mason City Three sisters Mrs Tina Giant Hayward Cal Mrs Edith Mey ers Early Iowa and Mrs Leland Webb Fort Dodge and a brother Nieda Elsbury Perry and 0 grandchildren also survive He was preceded in death by his first wife and parents Funeral services will be held at 2 p m Monday at the Major Me morial chapel with the Rev R L Williams pastor o the First Christian church officiating Bur ial will be at lire Clear Lake cemetery The Major funeral home in charge j PLEADS GUILTY Iowa City Smith Lone Tree pleaded guilty Thurs day to a charge of illegal posses sion of gambling devices and was fined and costs District Judge James P Gaffney continued a charge of illegal possession of in toxicating liquors Smith was ac cused of having in his possession July 13 whisky slot machines and punch boards with Cyrus S Ching or anybodv else The United Mine Workers pres ident announced his readiness to make another effort to settle the dispute at a press conference a his room in the RitzCarleton hote here However he did not hold out any olive branch to Ching director of the federal mediation and con ciliation service Instead Lewis referred to the Ching fiasco in Washington hi description of a meeting which the federal official sought to arrange Thursday in the capital Asked to comment on reports that President Truman was con sidering appointment of a fact finding board to forestall anothei stoppage Dec 1 when the 3week truce ends Lewis said he doubted if such a panel could throw any light on the dispute In Washington where reports that the government was consid ering the factfinding procedure were heard officials said the white house wants to give Lewis the same chance that was given to his rival Philip Murray of the CIO in the steel strike B29 Crashes and Burns in Indiana Indianapolis XP An army B29 crashed and burned Friday about 10 miles west of Indian apolis It was not known immedi ately whether anyone was killed One of the survivors Lt Ernest Nation of Roswell N Mex said that at least 7 or 8 of the dozen aboard parachuted The crash came soon after the No 1 engine caught fire the lieutenant said The plane on a long range mis sion had flown nonstop from Roswell N Mcx Guggenheim Leaves Money for Museum Mineola N Y late Solomon R Guggenheim mining tycoon left of his estate for construction and maintenance of a museum of nonobjective painting his will disclosed Fri day Guggenheim who died Nov J at the age of 88 bequeathed the fund to the Guggenheim founda tion and specified that be used to build the museum and for its maintenance anc a program of art education NEW SECRETARY OF AP Wirephoto INTERIOR Oscar Chapman undersecretary of the interior is shown at his desk after Secretary of Interior J A Krug announced his resigna tion Reports indicate Chapman will take Krugs place in President Trumans cabinet Chapman to Succeed Krug as Secretary of Interior BULLETIN Berlin UR Russia an nounced Friday night that it has dissolved the soviet military government for Germany and re placed it with a Russian control commission 5 Dead Is Iowa Traffic Death Toll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons died on this Armistice Day holiday and 2 more Thursday as the result of traffic accidents Two Sioux City men Walter Endorf and Kenneth Homer 24 killed in an automobile accident near the entrance of Riverside Park at Sioux City At DCS Moincs Jerry Morris 15 year old son of Payton Morris of Newton died in a hospital from injuries suffered in a auto accident near Newton last night Two other Newton youth were injured as the car went out of control on High way 6 3 miles east of Newton Brownlee Johnson 15yearold son of Wilton B Johnson farmer living 9 miles southwest of Cres ton died Thursday at a Creston hospital shortly after a car he was driving home from school and a truck collided on a county road 3 miles south of Creston Melvin Hurd 23 identified by Sheriff J R Ewing as driver of the truck was slightly injured The sheriff quoted Hurd as saying the wheels of Johnsonscar appeared to lock and the car swung sideways into the path of the truck At Burlington Paul E Busch Img 46 a painter died in a hos pital of injuries suffered Sunday in a headon collision of 2 cars oil Highway 61 north of Montrose Six other persons were injured in the crash SAME Black meant trafffo death In Si houri Washington UR Oscar L Chapman now undersecretary of interior will succeed J A Krug as secretary of interior the white house announced Friday President Truman accepted Krugs resignation Friday effec tive Dec 1 Mr Truman will give Chapman a recess appointment to the top post in the next few days Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross was asked whether Krug quit because of a policy dispute with the president and replied that reporters should wait for an exchange of corre spondence vbetween the president and Krug will be made public later Friday Interior department officials al ready had forecast that Chapman was President Trumans obvious choice to succeed Krug Krug announced his resignation late Thursday after a day of de nials by the white house that such a step was imminent Mr Tru man was almost the last to learn that Krug was quitting the cabinet position he has held since March 1946 Chapman who has been with the interiordepartment since 1933 was given an almost clear track for the departments top job White house intimates said he was in solid with Mr Truman partic ularly since the victorious election campaign of a year ago Chapman played a leading role in mapping the democratic partys strategy He was appointed assistant sec retary of interior in 1933 and held that job until longest tenure of any person in that post In 1946 he moved up to the under secretaryship under Krug Suit Opens Tuesday Virchow Asks Damages of Charles City Western Trial of a damage suit by Melvin P Virchow against the Charles City Western Railway company by which he formerly was employed will get under way in U S district court here Tues day afternoon Virchow claims his back was per manently injured when he was caught between 2 railroad cars while switching in the Charles City yards The jury has becn called for p m to hear the case before Judge Henry N Graven A naturalization ceremony is scheduled for 10 a m by Judge Graven and he will hear crimi lal arraignments and pleas at 11 a m President in Armistice Day Address Speaks to National Conference of Christians Jews Washington Tru i man vigorously renewed his call for passage of civil rights laws Friday saying they are needed to overcome discrimination and in justice In view of the fundamental faith of this country and the clear language of the constitution I do not see how we can do otherwise than adopt such legislation Mr Truman declared in an Armistice day speech prepared for a meet ing of the National Conference of Christians and Jews The president noted that just a few hours before he had laid a wreath on the grave of the un known soldier Race No Issue No American knows and no real American cares he said whether that man was a Catho lic a Jew or a Protestant or what his origin and color were That grave of the unknown our faith and our unity Mi Truman indicated that pas sage of civil rights legislation might do much to spike criticism of the United States by our ene mies abroad The first step of every enemy of this country has always been to attempt to separate the dif ferent strands of faith and belief out of which this nation has been woven he asserted Our enemies have always tried to set group against group faith against create prejudice and to spread hate and distrust among our epople Under Attack And he appeared to be referring to the same enemies when he said The task of achieving greater justice and freedom will be long and difficut The beliefs on which we have founded our form of government and our hope of a better world are under attack Mr Trumans civil rights pro gram includes measures to make lynching a federal offense ban the poll tax as a voting require ment in federal elections and end discrimination in hiring because of color race or religion Mrs Anderson to Go to Denmark Dec 9 Washington Eugenie Anderson the United States first woman ambassador will leave for her post in Denmark Dec 9 aboard the Danish vessel Jut iandia Accompanied by her husband and their 2 teenage children she is expected to arrive in Copen hagen about a week before Christ mas Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler Friday night and Saturday with showers Low Friday night 35 High Saturday 45 Iowa Scattered showers Friday night and early Saturday Cold er northwest portion Friday night Windy and colder Satur day Low Friday night 38 north west to 55 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average from 5 to 8 degrees above normal Normal highs 44 north 50 south Normal lows 26 north 30 south Turning colder Saturday Mild again by Monday Cooler Tues day and Wednesday Precipita tion will average near onehalf inch occurring as showers Sat urday and again Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Strong shifting winds Friday night and Saturday Rain changing to snow Friday night and snow flurries Saturday Colder Saturday Low Friday night 30 to north 35 to 40 south High Saturday 35 north 40 to 45 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 71 41 46 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 28 ;